BAKER, RUBY VIRGINIA, 97, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2006) at Melech Hospice House, Temple Terrace. She was a native of South Carolina who lived in Tampa since 1935. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Hess and Susan Lizer; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
BLUE-KARG, PAMELA C., 58, of Town 'N Country, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006). She was a longtime resident of the area. Survivors include her husband, Peter Karg; and two sons, Scott and Sean. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers, Tampa.
BOTTOMS, JOHN HAMILTON, 21, of Tampa, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006). He graduated with honors from Jesuit High School in 2003. He attended the University of Florida and Hillsborough Community College, pursuing a career in engineering. In high school and college, he played lacross and wrestled his freshman year at Jesuit. He was a member of Rough Riders and the Bonney-Read Krewe. Survivors include his parents, Charles and Ann, and a sister, Christine, all of Tampa; and his maternal grandmother, Marion Dyer, Brooksville. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
BOWMAN, JOHN R. SR., 67, of Sun City Center, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2006). He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a retired water plant operator for the Hillsborough County School District. He attended First Baptist Church of Ruskin. Survivors include his wife, Mary; three sons, John Jr., Ronnie Jarrell and Randall Maynard; two sisters, Betty Bowman and Carol McCracken; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Sun City Center Funeral Home.
GAZMEY, ANA, 67, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 20, 2006). Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Vicente; three sons, Gabriel Angel, Felix Antonio and Marcos Ariel; a brother, Elias; four sisters, Arcadia, Maria, Carmen and Luz; and four grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, West Chapel, Tampa.
HOCKING, RICHARD D., 70, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2006). Survivors include two daughters, Debra Tetlow and Margaret Duke Hennen; a son, Richard L.; a sister, Elsie Sabin; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
KRUEGER, WILLIAM J., 76, of Sun City Center, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006). He retired as vice president of finance for McCann-Erickson advertising agency. He was a volunteer for LifePath Hospice, overseeing its advertising, and an avid golfer. Survivors include his wife, June; a son, William; a daughter, Connie Garlinghouse; two sisters, Betty Yaroch and Shirley Brushaber; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sun City Center Funeral Home.
LABRECQUE, CATHERINE, 79, of Sun City Center, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at her home of natural causes. She was born in Holyoke, Mass., and moved to the area from Enfield, Conn., several years ago. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert T. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
PALIOS, MARY KOULIANOS, 89, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 24, 2006). She was born in Tarpon Springs and moved to Kalynmnos, Greece, when she was 3, after the death of her mother. She returned to Tarpon Springs when she was 19, married her husband, Michael, and moved to Tampa in 1940. She was a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs and was a founding member of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa. She and her husband were former owners of Tibbetts Corner Restaurant and co-founders of Palios Bros. Survivors include a daughter, Helen; a son, George; two brothers, Mike Koulianos and Theo Mainaris; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers, Tampa.
PARLPYANO, STEVE, 57, of Tampa, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006). He worked for Bright House for 20 years. He was a member of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Paula, a son, Kevin, a daughter, Ashley, and his mother, Alice, all of Tampa; two sisters, Patricia Pearson, Tampa, and Alice Leighty, Nashville; and a nephew, James Hecker. MacDonald Funeral Home, Tampa.
SAMS, JOHN, 57, of Gibsonton, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006). Born in Connorsville, Ind., he resided in the area most of his life. He and owned and operated Showtown Games and Trailer. He was a member of International Independent Showmen's Association, DeSoto Lodge 105 Free and Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite Bodies of Tampa, Egypt Temple Shrine and the bridge club. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; his mother and stepfather, Susan and William Sloan; three brothers, Terry, Robert, and Glenn Fitzwater; and a sister, Linda Sorce. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon Chapel.