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Anderson, Elizabeth U., 88, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at Encore Senior Village at Clearwater. She was born in Chippewa Falls, Wis., and came here in 1982 from Wisconsin. She enjoyed being a homemaker and caring for her family. She was Protestant. Survivors include three daughters, Susan Anderson, Clearwater; Sally Mitscha, San Jose, Calif.; and Karla Buswell, Chippewa Falls; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

Dwyer, Everett F., 88, of Clearwater, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He came here in 1990 from his native Huntington, Mass. He worked 15 years as an electronic technician for Dwyer Radio and TV Repair in Massachusetts. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. He was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid fan of football, Boston Red Sox baseball and Detroit Red Wings Hockey. Survivors include his sister, Mildred E. Dwyer, Clearwater; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

Stern, Joseph, "Joe," 99, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 2006) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin.

He was born in Bedford, Mass., and came here in 1968 from Orlando. He was owner of a shoe store. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of Congregation Beth Shalom and the Jewish War Veterans Post 409, both in Clearwater. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 291, Madeira Beach, and American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Elaine; two sons, Elliott W., Palm Harbor; and Barry Cole, Northridge, Calif.; a sister, May Marion Weiner, Delray Beach; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Tipson, Rosalie, 79, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park.

She was born in Stockland, Ill., and came here in 1982 from Cincinnati. She worked more than 40 years as a registered nurse and was director of nursing at Woodside Manor, Cincinnati. She was Methodist. She enjoyed traveling, and arts and crafts. Survivors include two sons, Michael George, Canton, Ga.; and Timothy Tapp, Clearwater; a brother, Donald Tapp, Largo; a sister, Mary Lou Bussert, Parrish; two nephews and two nieces; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

Tingley, Addie, 97, of Richardson, Texas, formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 14, 2006) in Richardson. She was born in Greenwood, Del., and came to Clearwater in 1990 from Hamden, Conn., and moved to Texas in 2002. She worked for a lawyer and social workers. She loved to read, do puzzles, play bingo, knit, sew and crochet, and invented patterns of baby blankets and caps that she donated to local hospitals. Survivors include her son, Stanley Alton, Jr., Clearwater; a daughter, Phyllis E. Holton, Richardson; a brother, Milton Andrew, Stuart; several nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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

He came here in 1962 from his native Cleveland. 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 his wife of 46 years, Lily; 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.


Belanger, Albert J., "Pinky," 94, of Largo, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 2006) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo.

He came here in 1953 from his native Concord, N.H. He worked 40 years as a produce manager for Publix Supermarkets. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Largo. Other memberships included Eureka Lodge 70, F& AM, Concord, VFW Post 10094, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo Historical Society and Past Patron of Magnolia Chapter 101, Order of the Eastern Star, both of Largo. Survivors include two sons, Michael L., San Francisco; and Peter, Clearwater; two daughters, Madonna Wasco, Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Comfort Von Eitzen, Largo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.


Ball, Matthew, 22, of Seminole, died Thursday (Nov. 23, 2006) in St. Petersburg. He was born in Santa Monica, Calif., and came here in 1986. He graduated from Full Sail University and was an audio engineer and musical artist. Survivors include his wife, Jessica, and a daughter, Jadyn Christiana Ball, both of St. Petersburg; his mother, DaMaris Thomas, England; his father, Timothy R., Chicago; two half brothers, Damon Hughes, Hawaii, and Elijah Ball, Chicago; and a half sister, Dakota Ball, Chicago. Veterans Funeral Care, Clearwater.

Hollister, Eleanor T., 87, of Seminole, died Saturday (Dec. 2, 2006) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and moved here in 1978 from Green Hills, Ohio. She was a volunteer coordinator at a mental health hospital. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the Crystal Island Sailing Club. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Robert; two sons, David D., St. Pete Beach, and James A., Waxhaw; a daughter, Elizabeth Fisher, Gulfport; a brother, Ralph H. Turner, Oberland, Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

Ten Eyck, Pearl, 90, of Seminole, died Friday (Dec. 1, 2006) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and came here in 1977 from Milford, Conn. She was a homemaker and member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling and playing cards. She was an avid reader. Survivors include a son, Gerald R., the Villages; a daughter, Diane Shockley, Milford, Mass.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.


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.

Neofotistos, Christos, 74, of Dunedin, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 2006) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg.

He was born in Greece and came here in 1975 from Dracut, Mass. He was a retired airline mechanic. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater, the Pan Laconian Society, and the Order of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. Survivors include his wife, Vasiliki; three daughters, Tasia McGraw, Covington, La.; Voula Coulouras, Palm Harbor; and Irene Nikitopoulos, Bradenton; two sisters, Iliada Vinios and Eleni Frangalexis, both of Greece; and six grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.