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Pinellas Park

KERWOOD, MARY A., 94, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Circleville, Ohio, and came here in 1978 from Ohio. She was a retired bookkeeper. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary and a volunteer for many years with Sparks in Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Francis L.; two children, four stepchildren, 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Largo.

MANFRE, LUCY, 84, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2006) at home. She came here in 1974 from her native Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Gary, West Palm Beach, and Robert, Deerfield Beach; two brothers, Carlo, Venice, and Alfonse, Brooklyn; and two sisters, Phyllis, Brooklyn, and Connie, New Jersey. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

St. Petersburg

ADAMS, CHARLES B. "DOC," 85, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Feb. 18, 2006) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital under the care of hospice. He came here in 1979 from his native Danville, Va. He was an insurance salesman for Interstate Life. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Joan; five daughters, Darlene Dunn, Holiday, Diane Yawn, Eastman, Ga., Denise Dunn, Miami, Dana Robertson, St. Petersburg, and Brenda McCormick, Danville; two sons, James Dunn, St. Petersburg, and Charles B. Adams Jr., Danville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

ANGEL, MACKIE D., 61, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 23, 2006) at Edward White Hospital. He came here from his native Asheville, N.C. He was a truck driver for J.B. Hunt, worked on computers and was a musician. He was Catholic. Survivors include his mother, Beatrice Angel, and a brother, Michael, both of St. Petersburg. Florida Direct Cremation and Burial Society, St. Petersburg.

COBB, JOE, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 2006) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Milton and came here in 1960 from Pensacola. He worked in the maintenance department at Eckerd College. He was a member of Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Nelson Gary, Detroit; a daughter, Sylvia Cobb, St. Petersburg; a brother, Willie Melvin Cobb, Jonesville, La.; a sister, Narvle Pettway, Pensacola; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

COOKE, JULIA MARIE, 96, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2006) at Edward White Hospital. She was born in Hungary and came here in 1948 from New York City. She was a secretary for a real estate office. She was a member of St. Jude's Cathedral. Survivors include several cousins, including Kenneth Bernhardt, Tampa. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

ENDRES, DOROTHY C., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 2006) at home. Born in Washington, D.C., she came here in 1992 from Wynnewood, Pa. She was a homemaker and attended St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Matthias A. Endres, Sommers Point, N.J.; a daughter, Dr. Bobby Doscher, Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Centers-N.E. St. Petersburg.

KARONAS, STEVE, 92, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2006) at Lexington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Plomari, Greece, and came here in 1967 from Teaneck, N.J. He was the owner and operator of Arcadia TV for more than 30 years. He was a member of St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church. He enjoyed fishing. Survivors include a sister, Maria Kolivas, St. Petersburg; and a niece, Irene Firios, Orlando. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

LEHNERT, WALTER W., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at Lexington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He came here in 1972 from his native New Britain, Conn. He was an auto mechanic and the former owner of Regal Auto Body. He worked for the city of Pinellas Park for more than 20 years, retiring as an equipment supervisor. He was a lifetime member of Elks Lodge 957 and an honorary member of the Sheriffs Boys Ranch. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed watching sports on TV. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Nancy; and a brother, Kurt, Portsmouth, Va. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

LEWIS, GWENDOLYN AGATHA, 91, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 17, 2006) at Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in Jamaica, she came here in 1992 from New York City. She was a nurses aide with Medicare of New York. She was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church and its usher board and Sara Circle. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Harrison, London; two sisters, Felicita Rayner, New York, and Issadore Clarke, Jamaica; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

LIMA, ELEANOR M., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006). She was born in Chicago and came here in 1978 from Oak Park, Ill. She was a homemaker. She took art classes at the Community Center in Pass-a-Grille and enjoyed knitting. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Earl S. Jr., Williams Bay, Wis.; a daughter, Betty L. Lesnewski, Treasure Island; two sisters, Betty Martsen, Wheeling, Ill., and Lois Westlund, Winfield, Ill.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.

MAURI, DR. JOSEPH JOHN, 72, of Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at the Citrus Memorial Health System Inverness. Born in Newark, N.J., he moved to Inverness from St. Petersburg 20 years ago. He earned a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Toledo. He was a psychologist in numerous hospitals. He enjoyed teaching and helping people. He was a member of the Lakeside Golf & Country Club and was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Martin, Largo, and Thomas, Seminole; a grandson, Christopher J.; and longtime companion, Linda J. Mitchell, Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.

MAZZARELLI, HENRY "PETE," 81, of Lynbrook, N.Y., and a winter resident of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He was born in Queens, N.Y., and was a winter resident here for more than 16 years. He was retired after 20 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He attended St. Jude's Cathedral. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Roberta; a daughter, Dina Di Maria, Morristown, N.J.; a son, Kenny Di Maria, Merrick, N.Y.; and three sisters, Lucy Smith, Port Jefferson, N.Y., and Rosemary Bambrick and Betty Mazzarelli, both of Flushing, N.Y. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.

McFADYEN, JOHN ALEXANDER "JACK," 80, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 2006) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital under the care of hospice. He was born in Sarasota and came here in 1969 from Miami. He served in the Merchant Marine and was an Army veteran of World War II. He received the Victory Medal. He was a 1944 graduate of Sarasota High School. Survivors include a son, John Doyle McFadyen; a daughter, Janet McFadyen; two sisters, Margaret McFadyen Harrison, Sarasota, and Mary McFadyen Chivard, Inverness; and 12 nieces and nephews. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, Largo.

MORSA, LINDA E., 47, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at Edward White Hospital. She was born in Toms River, N.J. She worked in hospital housekeeping. She was Catholic. Survivors include two brothers, Timothy J. Morsa, Gilbert, Ariz., and Robert J. Morsa, Philadelphia. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

O'KEEFE, ARTHUR T., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 20, 2006) at home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1978 from North Merrick, N.Y. He was a Navy armed guard veteran of World War II. He received the Medal of Merit from the state of New York. Survivors include two daughters, Susan M. O'Keefe, Seminole, and Maureen A. Hughes, Wantagh, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Ryan Hughes, Andrea Hughes and Deana Hughes, all of Wantagh. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.

SANDERS, ROBERT L. "BOB," 76, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 2006) at home. He was born in Muskogee, Okla., and came here in 1986. He was a tram driver in Westminster Shores for five years. Survivors include his companion, Jody Sullivan; and a niece, Becky Kelsey, Blue Springs, Mo. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, Largo.

STRAIN, LOUISE M., 79, of Homosassa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 2006) at Citrus Memorial Health System, Inverness. Born in Hemphill, Texas, she moved to Homosassa from St. Petersburg in 1985. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Advent Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church of Crystal River. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, John Lee Strain Sr.; three sons, John L., Morriston, Gary L., Charleston, S.C., and Jerry L., Citrus Hills; a daughter, Shirley Ann Ennis, Collegedale, Tenn.; a sister, Georgia M. Smith, Vidor, Texas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.

WILSON, DARYL G., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at All Children's Hospital. He was born in Angola, Ind., and came here in 1980 from Chenoa, Ill. He was a salesman for Mix Mill farm seed in Illinois and retired as public works director for the city of Madeira Beach. He was a fighter pilot and an ensign in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 273, the Naval Officers Club, the Lake Seminole Choir and Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church. He was a member and an Elk of the Year at the Madeira Beach Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Vera Mae; two sons, Robert "Bob," Pinellas Park, and Richard "Dick," St. Petersburg; three granddaughters, Angela Wilson, Largo, Steffanie Sperry, Largo, and Melissa McEntire, Pinellas Park; and two great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.

WOOTEN, MARY HALL, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at Bay Pointe Nursing Pavilion. She came here in 1957 from Tallahassee. She worked in health care at the Palm Shore Nursing Facility. She was a member, a pastor's aide and an usher at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Ernest Brown Jr., and a daughter, Helen Brown Keys, both of St. Petersburg; four brothers, France Hall Jr., St. Petersburg, Johnny Hall and David Hall, both of Tallahassee, and Walter Hall, Tampa; three sisters, Frances H. Simmons, St. Augustine, Gloria H. McNeil, Tallahassee, and Andrene H. Harrington, Atlanta; and four grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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