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Hillsborough obituaries

Ahearn, Anna M., 95, of Tampa, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 2006) at West Bay Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Oldsmar. Born in Chicago, she came here in 1999 from Blue Island, Ill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Michael L. Kuzniewski, Tampa; five grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

Alexander, Gussie Lee, 95, of Tampa, died Thursday (Nov. 23, 2006). Survivors include five children. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.

Anke, Richard, 69, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 27, 2006). Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Margaret; two sons, Douglas and Thomas; and two grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, Tampa.

Chason, Helen Wells, 83, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006). She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Plant City Historical Society and the Garden Club. She was a hospital and Strawberry Festival volunteer. Survivors include two sons, Richard and Tom, and a daughter, Carolyn Mason, all of Tallahassee; a brother, Harry Wells, Statesville, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

Chow, TzeRsung Tung, 91, of Indiana, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) in Indianapolis. A native of China, she lived in Tampa for 22 years before moving to Indiana in 2003. Survivors include four daughters; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Clearwater.

Connell, Bonita "Bonnie," 82, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006). She was a teacher's aide at Cork Elementary School, a member of First Baptist Church of Plant City and Hope Sunday school class. Survivors include two daughters, Terri Fisher, Dover, and Joy Connell, Plant City; two sisters, Marva Nelson and Marcia Lash, both of Michigan; and two grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.

DiCorte, David Vincent, 87, of New Port Richey, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2006) at Gulfside Regional Hospice, New Port Richey. A native of Tampa, he moved to New Port Richey 51 years ago. He was a World War II Army sergeant. He was the owner and dispatcher for C&D Auto Body and also worked for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. He was a member of the Gulf High boosters club, American Legion Paradise Post 79 and Pearl of the West Lodge 146 F&AM, all of New Port Richey. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Tampa, and Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa. He was Methodist. Survivors include two sons, Billy D. and Roy Lee, both of New Port Richey; two daughters, Karen H. Yore, Crawfordville, and Naomi L. Carman, Palm Harbor; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

Gooddine, Roland E., 83, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006). Survivors include 10 children; and siblings. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.

Hernandez, Arturo, 83, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006). He moved from Cuba to New Jersey in 1957 and in 1974 to Tampa, where he became the owner and operator of La Caridad Bakery. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Aurora; a son, Gregory; a daughter, Jacqueline Diaz; a brother; two sisters; and six grandchildren. Boza & Roel Funeral Home, Tampa.

Murphy, Ingrid, 80, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006). Survivors include her husband; children; and grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

Quigley, Robert D., "Bob," 65, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at home. He was born in Akron, Ohio, and moved to Tampa in 1997 from Homestead. He attended Kent State University and was a personnel director in the health care industry. He was an avid gardener. Survivors include three sons, William "Honcho," Fort Lauderdale, Bryan R., Thonotosassa, and Bradley "Happy," Orlando; two daughters, Elizabeth "Beth" Quigley, Uniontown, Ohio; a brother, Patrick, Mogadore, Ohio; a sister, Margaret Smith, Uniontown; and four grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

Roberts, Nancy Ray, 77, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 26, 2006). She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School in 1950. As a Navy lieutenant, she served during the Korean War. She was a longtime member of West Hillsborough Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, Michael, Dennis, Joseph, Mark and Jeffery; two brothers, James and Phillip Ray; a sister, Ruth Adams; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. MacDonald Funeral Home, Tampa.

Shrader, Ronald John, 65, of Ruskin, died Sunday (Nov. 26, 2006). Born in Johnstown, Pa., he moved to the area in 1973 and remained here until 1985, when he moved to Laurel, Md. He returned to Ruskin in 1998. He served in the Navy and was a member of American Legion Post 0400. In the Knights of Columbus in Laurel, he was a fourth-degree knight and former district deputy. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Lee; three sons, Thomas L., Tallahassee, William A., Pembroke Pines, and John S., Frederick, Md.; a brother, Michael, St. Petersburg; a sister, Mary D. Gunstone, Norcross, Ga.; and several grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

Thacker, Mary, 82, of Lutz, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2006). Survivors include 12 children; 26 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.


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