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BEISE, JANET M., 87, of Sun City Center, died Sunday (Feb 19, 2006). A native of Dayton, Ohio, she resided in Sun City Center for the past seven years, coming from Hendersonville, N.C. Survivors include a daughter, Claudia Yake; a son, Robert; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.

CACACE, HELEN, 77, of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 11, 2006). She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Survivors include a daughter, Loree Bennardo; and a granddaughter, Samantha Ashlee Bennardo. Terrace Oaks Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

GEIST, CARL, 63, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 17, 2006). Survivors include a son, Danny; five daughters, Debbie Martinez, Denise, Donna, Dana Lawrence and Deanna Geist-Stentz; the mother of his children, Mary Kay Geist; and eight grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

GREGORY, A.J., 85, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 2006). He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Ellogene. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

KARWATH, HEINZ PAUL, 102, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 17, 2006) at the University Village Nursing Center, Tampa. He was born in Pirna, Germany. He was an artist who studied with Otto Mueller and Oskar Kokoschka, but worked as a cartographer. In 1956 he emigrated to the United States and worked for Tampa as a cartographer. After retiring in 1973, he returned to his art and his love of academic studies full time, earning two more degrees at the University of South Florida and studying languages on his own. He also was a volunteer for various causes, sharing theater, poetry and philosophy with veterans and senior citizens. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Wishart, Lutz, Roswitha Voelz, Berlin, and Johanna K. Rice, Kensington, N.H.; a son, Klaus J. Karwath, Columbus, N.C.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon Chapel.

RAFFERTY, ANN, 93, of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 18, 2006). Formerly of England, she emigrated from Ireland and resided in New York for 50 years. After her husband died, she moved to Tampa. Survivors include a nephew, Kevin; a niece, Roswitha; and an extended family. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.

RUSNAK, BARBARA "BOBBI," 64, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2006). She had cancer. She was born in Akron, Ohio. She retired after 35 years of banking. Survivors include a son, Eric; a brother, Lenny Spicer; three sisters, Michelle Pritt, Pat Gray and Jeannie Peterman; a stepmother, Ora I. "Betty" Spicer; a stepbrother, Jimmy Whitehair; a stepsister, June Nichol; and one grandson. Redmon Funeral Home, Stow, Ohio.

SELF, PATRICIA ANN, 74, of Tampa, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 2006) at Melech Hospice House in Tampa. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she moved to the Tampa Bay area 12 years ago from Jacksonville. She was a retired administrator for the Visiting Nurse Association and for the past 12 years she was employed by Holiday Mobile Home Park in Tampa. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Robert; three sons, Michael, Ruskin, Stephen, Tampa, and Joseph, Gibsonton; a daughter, Theresa Self Ulrich, Jacksonville; a brother, Clem Lay, St. Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery, Brandon.

SIEBENALER, WILLIAM T., 81, of Sun City Center, died Saturday (Feb. 18, 2006). He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and retired as a lawyer in the insurance industry. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, William and John; three daughters, Mary Meyer, Joan and Betty Carlin; and eight grandchildren. Sun City Center Funeral Home.

TRUMP, FREDERICK, 98, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 20, 2006). He was born in Munich, Germany, and moved to the area from South Hadley, Mass. Survivors include two sons, Christopher and Norman; two daughters, Virginia and Inge; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.

WALKER, WILLIAM H. "BILL," 81, of Valrico, died Friday (Feb. 17, 2006). He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and retired from the New York Transit Authority in 1979. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; a son, Bill; a daughter, Christine Frueh; a stepson, Patrick Geradi; a stepdaughter, Janine LaFemina; a sister, Gloria Perone; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery, Brandon.

ZACK, MELVIN "MEL," 63, of Tampa, died Sunday (Feb. 20, 2006). He was lifelong resident of Tampa. He was an entrepreneur, owning several small businesses, including Mel Zack Locksmith Co. He was among the founders and served as the first president of the Palma Ceia West Neighborhood Association. He was a Little League coach and an avid collector. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Barbara; a daughter, Deb Gonima, Denver a granddaughter, Anna Gabriela; and several nieces and nephews. Segal Funeral Home, Tampa.