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Clearwater

Aridas, Louis "Sam," 81, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1978 from Woodbury, N.Y. He worked as a supervisor for a fur manufacturer and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater. He enjoyed flowers and gardening. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Molly; a son, James Lemonedes, Ridgewood, N.J.; a daughter, Genia Lemonedes, Denver; a sister, Alice Costas, Brooklyn; several nieces and nephews; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

Satounoff, Elizabeth, 96, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2006) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and came here in 1990 from New York, where she worked as a seamstress in Manhattan. She was Greek Orthodox. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Pons, Scarsdale, N.Y., and Elfi Lambros, Clearwater; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

Grayson, Norman H., 72, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater.

He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1953 from Cornwall, Ontario. He tended bar for 50 years and retired after five years as owner of Norm's Place Lounge, Clearwater. He was Christian. He enjoyed reading. Survivors include a son, Michael, New York; a daughter, Pamela, Clearwater; a brother, Jerry Goldstein, Cleveland; and four grandchildren, Spencer, Avery, Kelsey and Melanie. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Starks, Lawrence P. "Larry," 74 of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006). He was born in Waco, Texas, and moved to the area in 1985 from Sayre, Pa. He retired from the Air Force as a computer technician and served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was Catholic. He loved to fish and built his own fishing rods. Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie J. Hobbs, Clearwater, and Michelle A. Cross, Vernon, Fla.; six sons, Lawrence E., Hawthorne, Fla., Charles T., Albuquerque, N.M., Peter S., Floral City, Jimmie L., Gary A., Sayre, and Jason Knight, Cross City, Fla.; and nine grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Centers-Tyrone Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Gordon, Betty, 92, of Clearwater, died Monday (Nov. 13, 2006) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, and came here in 1982 from Peoria, Ill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Greg K., Clearwater; a daughter, Jan Freda, Winter Haven; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

Sheldon, Vivian M., 90, of Clearwater, died Monday (Nov. 27, 2006) at Mease Countryside Hospital. She was born in New York City and came here in 1977 from Morristown, N.J. She was a homemaker and member of St. Alfred's Episcopal Church, Palm Harbor. Other memberships included the Order of the Eastern Star, Fairways Women's Association and Dunedin Country Club. Survivors include a son, Arthur; three grandchildren, Amie Lenzini, and Lawrence and Stephen Sheldon; and six great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Slocum, Bonayln B., 86, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 2006) at home. She came here in 1994 from her native Rushford, N.Y. She was a hairdresser. She was Christian and attended Rushford Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Dale B., Batavia, N.Y.; a daughter, Audrey J. Malin, Clearwater; a sister, Irene Francis, Rushford; and six grandchildren. Eternal Rest Memories Park & Funeral Home, Dunedin.

Palm Harbor

Dunham, Beverly A. "Bev," 64, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2006) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.

She came here in 1999 from her native Chicago. She was a microbiologist and also worked in home remodeling and as a kitchen designer. Survivors include her father, Al Dunham; a sister, Carmen Vondrak; three nephews, Jim, Tom and Kenneth Vondrak; three nieces, Dana, Lin and Michelle Vondrak; and 13 great-nieces and great-nephews. International Casket & Urn Gallery Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Romska, Victor T., 80, of Palm Harbor, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at home in Palm Harbor. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1960 from his native Detroit and came here in the 1970s. He was a tool and die maker in Detroit and owned Harmony Hotel in St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Central Europe during the Rhineland campaign. He received two Bronze Stars. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Albert, Laverne, Calif.; a sister, Rita Flores, Allan Park, Mich.; and his companion of 15 years, Margaret Whitelaw. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

Dunedin

Bluth, Joseph Michael, 72, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2006) at home. He came here in 1990 from his native Joliet, Ill., where he worked as a shipping clerk for Caterpillar Tractor Co. He was Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Clearwater. Other memberships included the Joliet Order of Moose, Machinists Retirees Club of Joliet and Caterpillar Retirees Club of Joliet. Survivors include his wife, Helen Mae; two stepsons, Patrick Sealy, Santa Clarita, Calif., and James Sealy, Joliet; a stepdaughter, Donna Shepard, Edwardsville, Ill.; a sister, Marilyn Stofko, Joliet; two grandsons, Matthew Sealy and Kevin Sealy; and a granddaughter, Nicole Duganich. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Cantlon, Virginia H., 80, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. She was born in Lynn, Mass., and came here in 1972 from Tampa. She worked as a trainer of thoroughbred dogs. Survivors include a son, Edward P., Dunedin; a daughter, Corleen Cantlon-Bubolz, Dunedin; a brother, William Carter, Spring Lake, N.C.; a sister, Margaret Pappas, Malden, Mass.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Eternal Rest Memories Park & Funeral Home, Dunedin.

Haarz, Helmuth "Haz," 86, of Dunedin, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2006) at home. He was born in Detroit, and came here from Livonia, Mich. He worked as a sales distributor for Lincoln Mercury, Dearborn, Mich. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Martha; two sons, Mark, Oakland, Calif., and David, Vienna, Va.; a brother, Ross, Plymouth, Mass.; and four grandchildren, Blaine Haarz and Logan Haarz, both of Virginia, and Colby Haarz and Even Haarz, both of California. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel, Dunedin.

Marinello, Andrew Joseph, 56, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Troy, N.Y., and came here in 1966 from upstate New York. He was a health care companion. He was active at Lakeside Community Chapel and Lakeside Christian School, both in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Jennifer L.; a son, Phillip, and a daughter, Hope Marinello, both of Dunedin. Eternal Rest Memories Park & Funeral Home, Dunedin.

Largo

Hanlon, Jane B., 73, of Largo, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg. She was born in Easthampton, Mass., and came here in 1991 from Northhampton, Mass. She worked as a cashier for Caribbean Car Wash and was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, both in Largo. Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Eugene; two sons, Henry Sanocki, Easthampton, and John Sanocki, Pinellas Park; three daughters, Julie Kowalski and Marie Sanocki, both of Largo, and Sandra Sanocki, Fort Myers; and a brother, Edward Chlosta, Easthampton. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

Pelfrey, Pansy P., 94, of Largo, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at Palm Garden of Largo.

She was born in Holden, W.Va., and came here in 2002 from Logan, W.Va. She was Baptist. Survivors include two brothers, Con Means, Mitchell Heights, W.Va., and James Means, Sebastian; two sisters, Lehonia Anderson, Barboursville, W.Va., and Donna Jean Herbert, North Ridgeville, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

Griffith, Marvin Jr., 79, of Largo, died Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2006) at Bay Pines VA Health Care System in Bay Pines. He was born in Callaway, Ky., and came here in 1970 from Chicago. He was a painter and traveled across the United States. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include five sisters, Eve and Zella Hembree, both of Largo, Betty Sue Odom, Gardendale, Ala., Jean Barber, Drakesboro, Ky., and Viola Mulke, Ash Flat, Ark. Veterans Funeral Care, Clearwater.

Ray, Christopher Joseph, 20, of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006) at home.

He was born in Conyers, Ga., and came here in 2003 from Cleveland, Tenn. He was a student at Nina Harris School for Exceptional Children in Pinellas Park. He was Baptist. He was a Special Olympics participant in bowling, basketball and soccer. Survivors include his parents, Jeffrey and Traci Wright; two brothers, Matthew Ray and Justin Sorrells, and a sister, Katlin Wright, all of Largo; and his maternal grandfather, Kenneth Fry, Clearwater. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

Willett, James R. "Ralph," 82, of Largo, died Sunday (Nov. 26, 2006) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo.

He was born in Fancy Farm, Ky., and came here in 1959 from Ohio. He was a self-employed well-driller. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors include three sons, John, Safety Harbor, and Mike and Ken, both of Largo; four daughters, Debbie Hammar and Chris Rivera, both of Seminole, Diana Willett, Largo, and Patricia Moore, Tallahassee; three brothers, Jack, Ken and Dick, all of Ohio; two sisters, Sylvia Jones, Virginia, and Hattie Berry, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.

Williams, Bertha L., 73, of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 27, 2006) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo.

She came here in 1968 from her native Albany, Ga. She worked 25 years as a certified nursing assistant and retired from Wright's Health and Rehabilitation Center, Seminole. She was a member of St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church Largo. Survivors include four sons, Colis McKellar, Pinellas Park, Willie McKellar and Larry Hall, both of Largo, and Charles Williams, Detroit; three daughters, Louvanya Mongo, Clearwater, Helen Williams, Largo, and Cleola Newton, St. Petersburg; a sister, Lena Frazier, Albany; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Kulik, John P., 90, of Largo, died Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2006) at Bay Pines VA Health Care System in Bay Pines. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1979 from New York City. He was an insurance company broker. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and served on submarines. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve and VFW Post 10094. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Gloria; and two sisters, Blanche Darboys, South Pasadena, and Helen Paholek, Staten Island, N.Y. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

Wilson, William J. Sr. "Bill," 76, of Largo, died Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2006) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1991 from his native Baltimore, where he worked 25 years as a crane operator. He was a two-year member of the National Guard. He was Catholic. He was a member of Operating Engineers Union, Local 37, Elks, Moose and American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Anna S.; two sons, William Jr., Pinellas Park, and Robert John, Baltimore; four daughters, Diane Bielhart, Sandra Buckler and Shirley McFadden, all of Baltimore, and Carol Lyne Wilson, Largo; two brothers, Francis, West Virginia, and Albert, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Theresa Fatute, Mainesville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, Largo Chapel.

Safety Harbor

Krol, Cameryn L., 41, of Macomb Township, Mich., formerly of Safety Harbor, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2006) in Utica, Michigan.

She was born in Detroit, and came here in 1992 from Bradford Township, Mich., and moved to Macomb Township in 1998 from Safety Harbor. She was an office manager at Sink Rite Die Co., Macomb Township. She was Methodist. She was artistic and a gifted cook and gardener. She enjoyed animals. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Dawn M. and Emmett H. Webb, Safety Harbor; her father, Joseph A. Krol, Benton Harbor, Mich.; a sister, Candace N. Krol, Altadena, Calif.; her grandmother, Georgine J. Curran, Clearwater; and a companion, Joseph W. Cottrell, Michigan. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Pontius, Jeanne Ruth, 78, of Lancaster, Ohio, a winter resident of Safety Harbor, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2006) at her son's home in Mason, Ohio. Survivors include two sons, Gregg, Lancaster, and Scott, Mason; two stepsisters, Marie Reynolds, Brownsburg, Ind., and Marilyn Yingling, Amanda, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Billy, Deanna, Dianna, Mallory and Kellen. Taylor Funeral Home, Amanda, Ohio.

Seminole

Alnwick, Nancy Vinieratos, 60, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg of cancer. She was born in Cambridge, Mass., and came here in 1968 from Needham, Mass. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks in Largo. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and traveling. Survivors include her husband, John; a daughter, Michele Vinieratos, Orlando; a son, Scott, New York City; her parents, Olive and Wesley Gardner, Largo; a brother, Wesley Gardner, West Dennis, Mass.; and a sister, Janet Schumacher, Largo. Veterans Funeral Care, Clearwater.

Oldsmar

Nagel, Gloria Alice, 83, of Oldsmar, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1998 from her native Pittsburgh.

She owned and operated Whitehall Card & Gift Shop in Whitehall, Pa. Survivors include two sons, Steven, Tarpon Springs, and Bradley, Oldsmar; a daughter, Denise Stone, Oldsmar; and three grandsons, Christopher Stone, Palm Harbor, Steven Nagel Jr., Wesley Chapel, and Benjamin Nagel, Tarpon Springs. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

Tarpon Springs

Schulz, Ricky Lee, 43, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) in New Port Richey. He came here in 1986 from his native Osage, Iowa. He was employed by MI Home Products, Oldsmar. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Port Richey. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing, camping and working on old cars. Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Vickie; a son, Dakota James Kyle, Tarpon Springs; a daughter, Cassie Everett Schulz, New Port Richey; his parents, Ronald and Marjorie Schulz, Osage; a brother, Kenneth, New Port Richey; two sisters, Jean Schulz and Maybelle Brockney, both of Riceville, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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