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Obituaries

Clearwater

Cizik, Eva Rose, 86, of Clearwater, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park.

She was born in Ellington Field, Texas, and came here in 1980 from Michigan. She worked 20 years as a self-employed yoga instructor in Clearwater. She was a member of Unity Church and the National Association for Yoga Instructors. She was an avid seamstress, and enjoyed traveling, swimming and photography. There are no known survivors. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

Conyers, Christy Bernice, 44, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006) in Englewood. She was a Clearwater native and attended public school in Hillsborough County. She was Pentacostal. Survivors include her husband, Leecell; two sons, Melvin Parker, Odessa, and Joseph Conyers, Clearwater; a daughter Annie Conyers, Clearwater; her mother, Leola Manderson, Odessa; five brothers, Thomas Parker, Johnie Parker and Bryan Parker, all of Largo, and Raymond Ortiz and Bobby Jackson, both of Odessa; two sisters, Lydia Baptiste, Tampa, and Karen Parker, St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Dumont, Ernest C., 90, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2006) at home. He was born in Lynn, Mass., and came here in 1969 from Fort Knox, Ky., upon his retirement from the Army with the rank of master sergeant. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Patricia "Mary"; and a daughter, Mary Joyce Dumont, New York City. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Eggleston, William B., 71, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006) at Morton Plant Hospital. Born in Battle Creek, Mich., he moved to Tampa in 1975 from Elk Grove Village, Ill., and to Clearwater in 2000. He was a financial consultant with Mercury Finance. He was an Air Force veteran. He was Orthodox Armenian and attended St. Hagop Armenian Church and Cultural Center, Pinellas Park. He founded the Classic Mustangs of Tampa in 1976. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Diana; two sons, Dr. William B. Jr., Richmond, Va., and David, Clearwater; a daughter, Christine Suarez, Land O'Lakes; a brother, Arthur Edward, Rockford, Ill.; two sisters, Barbara Issacs, Dongola, Ill., and Elizabeth Thiel, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; and four grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Martin, Joe A., 90, of Pinellas Park, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 26, 2006) at Pinellas Park Care and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Chicago, he moved to Clearwater in 1956 from Michigan, where he owned a large multifruit farm, and moved to Pinellas Park three years ago. He retired after 35 years as the owner and manager of the Martin Trailer Park in St. Petersburg. He played the violin for 84 years and also played the piano and organ. He belonged to the St. Petersburg Symphony for many years and also played in smaller bands throughout the county. He was a member of the Pinellas Park Senior Center and played in its band for several years. He enjoyed music, woodcrafts and other crafts, dancing and animals. Survivors include two sons, Joe C., Highland, Mich., and Jim, Aripeka; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Trusiewicz, Helen M., 89, of Clearwater, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at Sunset Point Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

She came here in 1964 from her native Whiting, Ind. She was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church and the Polish American Pulaski Club in Holiday, where she enjoyed dancing. Survivors include several nephews and a niece. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

Dunne, Melba, 93, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. Born in Watertown, N.Y., she came to Clearwater in 1956 from Rochester, N.Y., then moved to New Port Richey in 1977. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hudson, and St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, James and William, both of Clearwater; a daughter, Kathleen Dunne, Rochester; a brother, James Ochs, Santa Barbara, Calif.; two sisters, Gloria Ardern, Safety Harbor, and Virginia O'Keef, Rochester; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel, Dunedin.

Pinellas Park

Martin, Joe A., 90, of Pinellas Park, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 26, 2006) at Pinellas Park Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Chicago, he moved to Clearwater in 1956 from Michigan, where he owned a large multifruit farm, and moved to Pinellas Park three years ago. He retired after 35 years as the owner and manager of the Martin Trailer Park in St. Petersburg. He played the violin for 84 years and the piano and organ. He belonged to the St. Petersburg Symphony for many years and also played in smaller bands throughout the county. He was a member of the Pinellas Park Senior Center and played in its band for several years. He enjoyed music, woodcrafts and other crafts, dancing and animals. Survivors include two sons, Joe C., Highland, Mich., and Jim, Aripeka; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Largo

Day, Allison Emma, infant daughter of Phillip and Paulee Day of Largo, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2006) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Other survivors include a brother, Ryan, Seminole; her paternal grandfather, Gustavo Day, Sarasota; her paternal grandmother, Sonia Day, Chile; her maternal grandparents, Charles and Adrienne Coughlin Jr., Largo; and her paternal great-grandmother, Elena Dufey, Chile. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

Manaley, Joseph C., 83, of Largo, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. He came here in 1992 from his native Tampa, where he was a 1940 graduate of Hillsborough High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War and retired as a sergeant. He received an associate of science degree from Miami Dade Community College. He was a member of American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach, VFW Post 15010 and the DAV Commander's Club and was active in many charities. Survivors include a niece, Mary K. Doyal, Seminole; and three grandnephews, Richard Doyle, Spring Hill, Stephen Doyle, Seminole, and Brian Doyle, Tampa. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

Morris, Kenneth A., 59, of Orlando, formerly of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2006) in Orlando. He was born in Ravenna, Ohio, came to Largo in 1985 from Rootstown, Ohio, and recently moved to Orlando. He was a water technician. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Clearwater, and the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Elaine; two sons, Ric and Tom, both of Orlando; his mother, Bertha, three brothers, Harold, Jerry and Russell, and two sisters, Marsha and Jody, all of Ohio; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Oviedo.

Damiani, Luisa M., 87, of Largo, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at home. She came here in 1980 from her native Lima, Peru. She was a homemaker and a member of Anona United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Carlos, Toronto; four daughters, Lucinda del Valle and Carmen R. Damiani, both of Largo, and Mercedes Richards and Queta Candela, both of Toronto; a brother, Manuel Bastante, New York City; two sisters, Queti Reyes, United States, and Margarita Reyes, Lima; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

Springer, Jennie M., 65, of Westerville, Ohio, and a seasonal resident of Largo, died Thursday (Nov. 23, 2006) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Delaware, Ohio. She was a health services customer service representative. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Gordon D.; two daughters, Marcia Brady and Teresa Springer, both of Ohio; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

Haney, Juanita, 78, of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2006) at Sun Coast Hospital. She was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., and worked in real estate sales. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church choral group. Survivors include her husband, Paul J.; a son, Michael Joyce; a daughter, Jeri Pierce; three brothers, Dale Cunningham, David Cunningham and Edward Cunningham; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. John F. Slater Funeral Home, Pittsburgh.

Steffes, Gerald Richard, 86, of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2006) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater.

He was born in Durant, Mich., and came here in 1980 from Michigan. He worked 33 years as a pipe fitter for Duehler-Jarvis Die Casting, Toledo, Ohio. He was an Army veteran and POW of World War II. He enjoyed keeping an aquarium, raising canaries and doing jigsaw puzzles and was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers baseball team and Detroit Lions football team. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Catherine E.; a son, Gerald R. Jr, Brandon; five daughters, Catherine H. Sobeck, Sharon A. Kearney, Susan J. Stagner and Deborah Zurenda, all of Clearwater, and Renee Harbig, Boise, Idaho; a brother, William Steffers, Illinois; a sister, Lillian Evans, Largo; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

St. Petersburg

Ballard, Kristen Lynn, 24, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at St. Petersburg General Hospital.

She was a St. Petersburg native, and for the last 10 years lived at the Pinellas Association for Retarded Children. In 2003 she graduated from Nina Harris School. She played softball in the Challenger Division of Countryside Little League. Survivors include her mother, Karen Vogel, South Pasadena; her father, Gregory Ballard, a sister, Victoria Ann Ballard, and a brother, Shelton Thomas Ballard, all of St. Petersburg; and her grandmothers, Frances Edna Ballard, Homestead, and Thelma Ferrer, Kenneth City. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

Colon, Crucita, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2006) at Abbey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Puerto Rico and came here 27 years ago from Lorain, Ohio. She was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors include three sons, Eugene and Frank, both of Texas, and Jessie, St. Petersburg; three daughters, Miriam Ocasio, Deltona, Ivonne Santiago, St. Petersburg, and Yolanda Mercado, North Carolina; two sisters; and five brothers. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.

Galea, Victor E., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

He was born in Malta and came here in 1978 from Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was an office clerk for ETCO cable company for 31 years. He enjoyed traveling and dancing and was an avid soccer, football and hockey fan. He was Catholic. Survivors include three daughters, Sylvia Mazzarella, Brooklyn, and Victorine Kristiansen and Agnes Gorman, both of Bay Shore, N.Y.; a brother, Dennis Gale, Largo; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and his companion, Josephine Arcario, St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Kelsey, Emanuel "Frank," 79, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2006) while visiting relatives in Miami.

He moved here in the early 1950s from his native Jacksonville. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran. He retired from the maintenance departments of Florida Power Corp. in 1991 and later from the St. Petersburg Times. He was a member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, where he served on the deacon board and number one usher board. He was also a member of Shining Light Masonic Lodge, 401 Prince Hall Affiliate, and Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, Eloise; four sons, Gary Kelsey and Glenn Kelsey, both of Jacksonville, Emanuel "Shawn" Kelsey Jr., St. Petersburg, and Charlie Mack II, Tampa; three daughters, Bobbie Seward, Tampa, and Charlene Mack and Charese Mack McNair, both of St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Kubs, Emil J., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 23, 2006) at Edward White Hospital.

He was born in Friendship, Wis., and moved to the area in 1969 from Antioch, Ill. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran and a painting contractor. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Eugenia; two daughters, Cheryl L. Fields, St. Petersburg, and Sandra L. Shinsky, Waukegan, Ill.; a sister, Agnes Sauer, Manitowoc, Wis.; two brothers, John David Kubs, Miami, and Anthony Kubs, Genoa, Ill.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

Fisher, Samuel P., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Harrison County, Ind., and moved here in 1972 from Novi, Mich. He was a Navy motor machinist first class during World War II. He was a retired tool mill hand for Evans Product Co. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ruth A.; a sister Frances Jones, Birmingham, Ala.; and many nieces and nephews. Anderson McQueen and Cremation Centers, Tyrone Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Maxwell, Nathaniel, 65, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2006) at home. He came here in 1959 from his native Lake City. In 1998, he retired after 35 years of service in the maintenance department for the city of St. Petersburg. He attended 20th Street Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; five sons, Napoleon, Ricky, Darrell and Harrell Maxwell and Marlon Weston, all of St. Petersburg; three daughters, Natalie Maxwell and Cheryl Flounary, both of St. Petersburg, and Sonya Maxwell, Brandon; four sisters, Dorothy Williams, Helen Alston, Mary Washington and Teresa Maxwell, all of Lake City; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Sims, Marion Frances, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006) at Palm Garden of Largo. She was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1973 from Port Monmouth, N.J. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion Post 273. She enjoyed playing bingo, bowling and gambling in Biloxi, Miss. Survivors include four daughters, Luann Stavola, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., Linda Garrison, Holmdel, N.J., Debra Dossett, Orlando, and Cheryl Berger, West Melbourne; a sister, Alice Kerchner, Keyport, N.J.; her companion, Lewis Carter, St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

Warner, Robert E., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006) at Bay Pines VA Health Care System. He was born in Canada and moved here in 1951 from Corfu, N.Y. He was a World War II Army Signal Corps veteran. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, Robert, Atlanta; two daughters, Judy Layton, Tampa, and Sally Warner, Atlanta; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

Zavadil, Alexander Joseph, 49, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at home. He was born in Bellwood, Ill., and came here in 1976 from Galesburg, Ill. He was a sales representative for Nestle Waters of North America. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Kathy; two daughters, Stephanie Meyer, Tampa, and Alexandra Zavadil, St .Petersburg; and his mother, Florence Zavadil, and a brother, Richard, both of Bradenton. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Cremation Center, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Seminole

Grant, Alberta L., 80, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 1006) at East Bay Nursing Center, Clearwater.

She came here in the 1940s from Pennsylvania. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Sizemore, St. Petersburg; two grandchildren, Michael Sizemore, St. Petersburg, and Candace L. Natereli, Clearwater; and four great-grandchildren, Anthony, Matthew, Scottie and Crystal. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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