CHARBONIER, MARIO P., 80, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Dec. 28, 2004). He served as a gunner on a tank with the 2nd Armored Divison during World War II. He owned and operated Empire Paint and Manufacturing Co. since 1965. He was a member of the Ybor City Optimist Club, Windhorst Lodge 185, Egypt Temple, board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club, Tampa, and a 32nd degree Mason. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lillie Palermo; a son, Mario J.; two daughters, Sandra and Yvetee Rizzo; a sister, Ida Gonzalez; and five grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
CLECKLER, JAMES R., 54, of Brandon, died Monday (Dec. 27, 2004). Survivors include four sisters, Janie Eubanks, Joyce Kennedy, Joanne Brown and Jerri. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Tampa.
CREELEY, ANNIE LEE, 87, of Sun City Center, died Thursday (Dec. 30, 2004). Survivors include three sons, Harry J., David L. and Donald; two daughters, Laura Bruno and Maureen Bincent; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
DILL, EDWARD R. JR., 52, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Dec. 21, 2004). He was an Army veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Laura M.; his mother, Betty; and seven sisters. Abbey Affordable, Tampa
FOX, JERALDINE, 95, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Dec. 28, 2004). Survivors include two stepsons, Roy and John; a stepdaughter, Barbara; and six stepgrandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home, Plant City.
FRUEH, DR. FRANK X., of Tampa, died Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2004). He was the retired chief of audiology and speech pathology at James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Lee; and children. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
MAGYAR, HELEN ROSE, 86, of Sun City Center, died Saturday (Dec. 25, 2004). Survivors include her family. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
McCLAIN, WAYNE A., 70, of Tampa, died Saturday (Dec. 25, 2004). He retired from the Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Joni; two daughters; his mother; and a brother. Abbey Affordable, Tampa.
MURPHY, FLORENCE K., 79, of Tampa, died Sunday (Dec. 26, 2004) at Memorial Hospital. Born in Irvington, N.J., she worked for a law firm as a legal secretary and the Home Shopping Network. She was also a substitute teacher. She was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church, Tampa. Survivors include two sons, John, Tampa and Dan, Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Eleanor Underwood, Tampa and Jeanette Fischer, St.Petersburg; and three grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
PRESTON, MARGARET M., 72, of Brandon, died Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2004) at home. Survivors include three daughters, Pat Sanchez, Tampa, Denise Eastman, Plant City and Dawn Barrilleaux, Riverview; two brothers, Russell Wuerth, Valrico and Ronald Wuerth, Cincinnati; two sisters, Rosella Jamison, Cincinnati and Paulette Culter, Falls Church, Va.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
RENDLEMAN, EVELYN E., 81, of Tampa, died Friday (Dec. 24, 2004). She worked for the Hillsborough County School District for many years. Survivors include a son, Curtis. Garden of Memories Funeral Home, Tampa.
TUCKER, DONALD D. SR., 77, of Tampa, died Saturday (Dec. 25, 2004) in Tampa. Born in Detroit, he moved here from Jacksonville in 1967. He retired from the Coast Guard as a mechanical engineer. He was Protestant and a member of American Legion Post 18, Wildwood. Survivors include his wife, Mary, Tampa; a son, Donald Tucker Jr., Tampa; two daughters, Donna M. Brown, Charlotte, N.C. and Karen Vanhorn, Tampa; a brother, Horace Clinton Jr., Maryland; and five grandchildren. Banks Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood.