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AGUAYO, M. LUCILLE, 77, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (Dec. 17, 2004) in Dade City. Whitfield Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Zephyrhills.

ANDERSON, NETTIE, 81, of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005). She was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Pitts, Plant City, and Sandie Johnson, Killeen, Texas; two sisters, Annie Hall, Seffner, and Eunice Rogers, Plant City; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Florida Mortuary funeral & Cremation Services.

BOSCO, WILLIAM A., 65, of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005) at his home. Born in Rochester, Pa., he came here in 1984 from Chewton, Pa. He was retired and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; a brother, Patrick, Long Neck, Del.; and a sister, Leonara. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.

BULL, JAMES "JIM," 70, of Seffner, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005). He was a supervisor for Guard Rail Construction Co. Survivors include his wife, Marcille; four sons, Michael, Mark, Michael Gass and Greg Gass; two daughters, Meris Cullen and Sheila Gass; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

EISTER, JAMES W. "JIM," 89, of New Port Richey, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005) at Heather Hill Nursing Center, New Port Richey. Born in Calumet, Mich., he moved to New Port Richey from Tampa 16 years ago. He was a store manager with four years of service at Montgomery Ward, Tampa. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of Seven Springs Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at Community Hospital. He was an award-winning watercolorist. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Caroline; a daughter, Joann Hunnel, Spring, Texas; three sons, Craig Eister, Atlanta, Doug Eckel, Katy, Texas, and Dan Eckel, Mission Viejo, Calif.; two brothers, Charles, Suttons Bay, Mich., and John, Owosso, Mich.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

GARCIA, HENRY, 74, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (Jan. 7, 2005) at East Pasco Medical Center. Born in Tampa, he was a general manager in the automotive industry. He was a flea market and garage sale entrepreneur. Survivors include his wife, Charity, Zephyrhills; two sons, Henry III, St. Pete Beach, and Mark, Wesley Chapel; two daughters, Kathy Larson, Tampa, and Sandra Wright, Smithville, N.C.; a sister, Josephine Canto, Tampa; and six grandchildren. Oakley Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

HUGHES, JAMES C. "JIM," 58, of Brandon, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005). Originally from Ohio, he moved to the area five years ago and was Baptist. Survivors include his companion of five years, Minnie Glass; a daughter, Ginnie; two sons, James and David; two stepdaughters, Melba and Teresa; a stepson, Jeff; three brothers; five sisters; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

LEAVELL, ERNEST A. "BIG DAD," of Wesley Chapel, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005). He was a member of John Darling Lodge 154 F&AM since 1954 and was a 32nd-degree Mason. Survivors include his wife, Christine "Big Mom;" two sons, Ernie and Allen; two daughters, Susie and Nancy; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

MARKS, JOHN E., 65, of Ruskin, died Thursday (Jan. 6, 2005). Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Marilyn; and the rest of his family. Zipperer's Agape Funeral Home, Ruskin.

MASHBURN, ROBERT W., of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005). Born in Anna Maria Island, he owned and operated the Lamas Supper Club, Tampa. He was a graduate of H.B. Plant High School and was a member of JROTC. He served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Shangri La as a tail gunner, underwater demolition expert and crew chief. He was a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and the Cruising Club of America. Survivors include his wife, Ina; two daughters, Rebecca and Sheri; a son, Stephen; and two grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

MUNOZ, MARIA, 82, of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005). Survivors include eight daughters, Ramona Rivera, Lucy Lawrence, Carmen Crespo, Ana, Gladys Flores, Margarita Perez, Rosa M. and Lydia; six sons, Juan, Angel, Jose, Miguel, George and Anibal; a brother, Santos Ortis; three sisters, Carmen Negron, Florin Ortiz and Severa Ortiz; 55 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Boza & Roel Funeral Home, Tampa.

PHILLIPS, DENNIS CRAIG, 51, of Brandon, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005). He was a member of Iron Workers Local 397 and employed at Bay Equipment Inc. Survivors include two stepsons, Ted and Todd; his father, Henry L., Tampa; a brother, Timothy J., Brandon; and two sisters, Bonita Martinez and Theresa Clark, both of Tampa. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.

SHEPHERD, HAROLD W., 57, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005). He was was a graduate of H.B. Plant High School and Troy State University. He played football for Plant High School and was retired from Anheuser-Busch Inc. He was a member of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church and the International Union of Operating Engineers. Survivors include his mother, Kathryn M. Greene; a brother, John Malcolm; and a sister, Denise Oliver. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

TAYLOR, SYLVIA IRENE, 45, of Temple Terrace, died Thursday (Jan. 6, 2005). She was born in Fort Stewart, Ga. After graduating as a veterinarian from the University of Georgia, she was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she continued to work until her death. Survivors include her parents, Martin and Gertrud; and her grandmother, Hildegard Rosenkranz. C.E Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

TREAT, GLADYS EMILIA, 57, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005). Born in Caracas, she was a teacher. Survivors include a husband, Robert H., Temple Terrace; two sons, Jairus, Temple Terrace, and Robert Jr., Gainesville; her mother, Otilia Rogener, Houston; and a sister, Carmen Nino. Terrace Oaks Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

WAHL, BETTE STROMGREN, 85, of Sun City Center, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005). She was a medical assistant for Dr. A.S. Weekley, Tampa, for many years. Survivors include her husband, Clayton; a daughter, Lynne Stromgren Lipgens; a stepdaughter, Carolyn; a stepson, Elliott; a brother, Stan Coston; two sisters, Jean Oliver and Ann Weist; four grandchildren; a stepgrandson; and four great-grandchildren. Sun City Center Funeral Home.

YORK, DONALD EDWARD, of Bayside, Maine, seasonal resident of Sun City Center, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005). Born in Howland, Maine, he graduated from Howland High School, he attended Hebron Academy and the Maine School of Commerce. In 1934 he was employed by Great Northern Paper Co. in Millinocket, Maine, as an accountant, rising to the position of controller and treasurer of the corporation. He lived there for 31 years before moving to Bronxville, N.Y., in 1965. In 1968 he joined Fraser Paper Co. Ltd. of Edmundston, New Brunswick, as executive vice president of finance. Upon retirement in 1973, he and his wife lived in Bayside, Maine, in the summer and wintered in Sun City Center. He was a member of First Congregational Church in Millinocket, serving on many of its governing committees. He was involved in local scouting and was an active participant in Millinocket civil affairs. For several years he served as director of Millinocket Trust Co. and Millinocket General Hospital. He was a founding member and past president of Hillcrest Golf Club and a former member of Siwanoy Country Club of Bronxville. He was a member of the Sun City Center Security Squad for many years. He was a member of the Masons for 65 years and became master of Nollesemic Lodge 205 in 1950, High Priest of Mt. Katahdin R.A.C. 60 in 1951 and a noble of Anah Temple in 1952. Survivors include a son, Donald F., Sun City Center; a daughter, Sara Ellen Jenkins, Aurora, Colo.; a sister, Lillian Marquis, Passadumkeag, Maine; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

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