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Fernandez, Josie "Pina," 83, of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 24, 2007). She was a Tampa native. Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Bertematti, Los Angeles, and Vivian Green, Lithia; four sisters, Delia Ramirez, Violet Gonzalez, Gloria Reyes and Rose Bazo; a brother, Tony Scaglione; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. JGR Funeral Home, Tampa.

Gonzalez, Frank R., 89, of Tampa, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2007). He was an Ybor City native. He graduated from the University of Tampa. A World War II Army veteran, he served with the Americal Division in the Southwest Pacific. He was a charter member of the Ybor City Sertoma Club and a member of Centro Asturiano and Centro Espanol. He was the president of the Latin American Furniture Co. and Frank's TV and Appliances in Ybor City. Survivors include a son, Alan; two daughters, Annette DeLisle and Annelle Gonzalez Runner; a sister, Olga Nunez; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

Kolpack, Dorothy Emma Louise, 96, of Tampa, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2007) in Temple Terrace. She was born in Port Washington, Wis., and moved to Tampa in 1943. She graduated from high school in 1925 in Oconto Falls, Wis. She went to business college in Green Bay, Wis. She retired as a secretary after 31 years at C.C. Richardson Import Co. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir, and was treasurer of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She was a member of the Seminole Heights Garden Club and Rebecca's Circle, and a member and secretary of Phoebe Circle. Survivors include a sister, Violet Malueg, Shawano, Wis.; a brother, Harold Janke, San Diego; and 16 nieces and nephews. Garden of Memories Funeral Home, Tampa.

White, James "Jimmy," 66, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2007). He played baseball at Hillsborough High School, Florida State University and with the Baltimore Orioles. He retired after 36 years from Graybar Electric Co. in Tampa. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Carol; and a daughter, Kelli Fowler, and a brother, Albert, both of Tampa. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

Whitecar, Sandra, 65, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 23, 2007). She was born in Cleveland and moved to Florida in 1982. She was a nurse for 25 years. Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Jaycox, Lori Eifel and Karyn Gauthier; her stepfather, Tony Nativio; four brothers, Sam, Rick, Jeff and Eddie; four sisters, June, Antionette, Dana and Tammy; and four grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

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The St. Petersburg Times publishes obituaries free as a public service. There often is confusion over this because the Tampa Tribune charges for obituaries. Families who have lost loved ones should be aware that some Hillsborough funeral homes do not send obituaries to the Times unless the families request they do so. Families should make sure that the obituary sent to the Times contains all of the information they have provided about their loved one, as funeral homes often omit details to reduce the cost of the obituary in the Tribune. In addition to the basic facts of an obituary, the Times publishes place of birth, date of relocation to the Tampa area, occupations held, military service and awards, memberships, religious affiliations and church memberships, immediate family survivors including spouses or significant others, children, parents, siblings, and number of grandchildren.

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