CLAIRMONT, RICHARD LEE, 44, of New Port Richey, formerly of Gulfport, died Wednesday (June 29, 2005) at home. Born in Attleboro, Mass., he moved to New Port Richey in 1979 from Gulfport. He was the previous owner of Impressive Surroundings Landscape Co. and a self-employed landscaper. He was Christian. Survivors include his father, Aime, New Port Richey; four brothers, Steven, Kissimmee, Mark, New Port Richey, Philip, Clearwater, and James, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Robin Harmon, Spring Hill, and Marianne Parker, Holiday. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
RASMUSSEN, ROBERT E. "BOB," 76, of South Pasadena, died Friday (July 1, 2005) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. He was born in Norwood, Mass., and came here in 1983 from Elgin, Ill., where he was a general agent with Bankers Life Nebraska. For more than 15 years, he was the owner of Ameri-Print in St. Petersburg. He retired after 23 years of service as a master sergeant in the Air Force in 1968. He was a superintendent of communication electronics plans and programs. He served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force Sergeants Association, the former Kiwanis Club of Boca Ciega and the Cathedral of St. Jude The Apostle. He enjoyed fishing, yard sales and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dolores C. "Dee"; two sons, Michael E. and Thomas E., both of St. Petersburg; three daughters, Tricia M. Strand, Clearwater, Deanne M. Driver, Montgomery, Ala., and Annette M. Roath, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Roy, Salem, Mass., and Richard, Norwood, Mass.; and 12 grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
HETRICK, STELLA, 93, of Treasure Island, died Thursday (June 30, 2005) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Grantville, Pa., and moved to this area in 1991 from Hershey, Pa. In 1942 she retired from Hershey Foods, where she made Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. She was a member of Hershey Foods Retirees. She loved flower gardening and cooking. She was a member of Treasure Island Islettes, a charter member of Friendship Community Church and its Prayer Share & Care Women's Group. She was the matriarch of Benjamin's Bokay of Treasure Island. Survivors include a son, Benjamin H., Treasure Island; a brother, John, Elizabethtown, Pa.; and two sisters, Jeanie Shuey, Palmyra, Pa., and Beulah Outlander, Royal Oaks, Mich. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.