ALLEN, Larry H. 64, of St. Petersburg, passed away Jan. 15, 2008, under the care of Hospice. He was formerly an assistant manager with the Pinellas County Dept. of Planning. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Allen is survived by his loving mother, Louise Allen, St. Petersburg; loving sister, Barbara Cartledge, Tallahassee; and several nieces. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, from 1 pm til service time at 1:30 pm, with Jack Phillips and Robert Schales officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. R. Lee Williams & Son 49th St. N 727-527-1177 www.rlwilliams.com
ANDERSON, Lucille F. 77, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Auburn, ME, passed away peacefully Jan. 18, 2008, after a short stay at Northside Hospital. Lucille attended Lewiston High School and was a member of St. Patrick's Church. She and her family traveled extensively with the Air Force until her husband's retirement in 1967. Lucille was a beautician and enjoyed being a homemaker and a gardener. Lucille leaves behind her husband of 58 years, Raymond Anderson; 3 daughters, Pamela O'Connell, of Chesapeake, VA, Deborah Anderson, Madeira Beach, Donna Kolthoff, of Merrysville, WA; a son, Mark Anderson, of Auburn, ME; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Lalonde; and a sister, Sue Hearne, both of Lewistown, ME. Memorial Service will be held at Reese Funeral Home, 6767 Seminole Blvd., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at 2 pm. Her cremated remains will be interred in the spring in Lewistown, ME. Reese Funeral Home/391-9954
ANDRELCHIK, Stanley 86, died Jan. 18, 2008, at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor. Prior to this, he was cared for at Countryside Healthcare in Palm Harbor. He was born in Throop, PA, and lived in Elmont, NY, for more than 50 years. He was a parishioner of Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. As a WWII veteran, he served in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in the South Pacific on Okinawa and on Bora Bora. He served in the 148th Army Airways Communication System Squadron. He worked as a radio operator for Capital Airways. In 1980, after 32 years, he retired from the FAA Agency, as an air traffic controller supervisor for the New York Center, Kennedy Airport. He moved to Palm Harbor in 2005 and has been a member of Saint Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church. His survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Clotilda; and his daughter, Paula. All other family members and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service to be held at Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor. The Mass is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11 am, at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church. Please send contributions to Hospice of Florida Suncoast. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000 www.curlewhills.com
ASKIN, Mitchell Stuart 62, of St. Petersburg died Jan. 20, 2008. Beloved husband of Pamela and father of Brandi Askin of San Francisco, CA and Erica Askin of Jersey City, NJ. Graveside services 1 pm Today at Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Largo. Online guestbook at www.davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911
BAXTER, Helen Grace 86, died Jan. 19. Donations: Bowdoinham Second Baptist Church, P.O. Box 87, Bowdoin-ham, ME 04008; Alzheimer's Assn., 163 Lancaster St., Ste. 160B, Portland, ME 04101.
BEDWELL, Maxine L. "Max" 77, of Seminole, died Jan. 20, 2008. She is survived by her loving family. Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Centers-Tyrone Chapel
BISACCIO, Angelo 85, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 21. Survived by brother, Philip Bisaccio; and sister, Mary Curry. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday 727-937-7555
BLOSSER, Caroline 90, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 19. Survived by sons, Wilbert & Ronald; daughters, Beatrice & Elaine; siblings; grand and great-grand children. Dobies FH-Congress St.
BLUM, Oscar A. 84. of New Port Richey, died Jan. 21, 2008. Survived by wife, Celia; son, James; daughters, Pattie & Vicki; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.
CARTER, Rosalie B. "Rose" 65, died on Jan. 17. Memorial Service will be held on Jan. 24 at 5:30 pm at Anchor Baptist Church, 77 Lucas Dr., Brooksville. Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991
CHAMBERS, Julian "Joe" 63, of Gulfport, died Jan. 21, 2008, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He was born and raised in Milton, WV. He lived in Gulfport for 33 years. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jo Ann; 2 daughters, Tina Kowalski, of West Palm Beach, and Susan Chambers, of St. Petersburg; 2 sons, Timothy Chambers, of New Port Richey, and Joey Chambers of Gulfport; 2 granddaughters, Kristy Kebler, and Elizabeth Kowalski, of West Palm Beach; 2 sisters, Mary Lou O'Neil of Milton, WV, and Charlotte Newmyer, of Charleston, WV; 1 brother, Jackie Chambers of Bradenton. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at ALifeTribute, 5601 Gulfport Blvd. S, from 2 pm until service time at 4 pm.
COBLE, Myra 86, of Clearwater, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, at home. Born in Badin, NC, she moved here in 1987, from Albemarle, NC. She was a member at Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband "Doc" Coble, and a son, Dewey Coble. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Wilson, Palm Harbor; two grandsons, Richard Wilson, Littleton, CO, Douglas Wilson, Palm Harbor; and five great-grandchildren. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Belcher Road Chapel Clearwater/562-2070
CONDER, Betty 87 of Tampa, died Jan. 19. Survived by husband, William T.; 2 daughters, Betsy Thomas (Chuck) Sandy Conder. www.loylessfuneralhome.com Loyless Funeral Home
COVILL, Marlene E. 75, Jan. 22, 1932, died at Mease Dunedin Hospital, Jan. 18, 2008. Marlene was born in Oakpark, IL and moved to FL in 1979. Survivors include: husband, Kenn Covill; mother, Frances Greinke, of Dunedin; daughter, Dorothy Mueller, of Mt. Home, Arkansas; son, Dan Peck, of Grand Rapids; sister, June Lundberg of Grand Rapids; stepchildren, Sandra White, Donna Foy, Karen Baldino & David Covill; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grand-children; many nieces & nephews. Marlene was a retired dog breeder & trainer. She will be missed by her four legged companions, Lucy, Suki, & Shelby. Donations may be made to The Humane Society of Pinellas. Memorial Service at a later date.
CROCKER, Lillis I. 68, of Port Richey, died Jan. 20. She is survived by 2 sons; 4 daughters; 3 sisters; and 1 brother. Faupel Funeral Home 727-849-9964
CZESLAW GEBICKI 7-18-1924/1-25-2006 God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, 2 years ago today. Hard working hands laid to rest - God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best. We thank God we feel your presence around us. Love: Wife, Wieslawa; daughters, Theresa Dorothy and Yolanta; son in law, Mark; grandchildren, Patti & Martha.
DANISON, Barbara R. The Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Barbara R. Danison age 82, of Inverness will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, with Pastor Wes Barteck officiating. Born in Matawan, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Samuel E. & Dorothy (Hobrough) Reed. She died Jan. 18, 2008, in Inverness. She was a member of Grace Bible Fellowship. She was predeceased by her husband, George D. Danison Jr. (March 1, 2006); a daughter, Sally Joan Danison. Surviving are 1 son, George D. Danison III, Wilmington, OH; a daughter, Cindy Sweeney, Pensacola; 1 brother, Alan Reed, Colts Neck, NJ; 3 grandsons, David (Robin) Sweeney, Brian (Cara) Sweeney and Scott Sweeney; 3 great-grandchildren. Inverness Chapel Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory
DAVIS, Jean Buzbee 71, died Jan. 16, 2008. She was the of Randy, Janis, Leslie & Dawn. She is survived by her mother, Della. Funeral services will be at 11 am Jan. 23 at Lewers Funeral Home
DERRY, William "Bill" 83, of Largo, passed away Jan. 18. Born in Keyser, WV, and was a WWII Army Air Corp. veteran. He attended GW University; was General Manager of Transportation Federal Credit Union from 19611980; and served as president of the National & DC Credit Union Leagues. He resided in Berwyn Heights & Ocean City, MD, before retiring to the Clearwater area. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Patricia Dougherty Derry; six children, Michael (Rebecca), J. Timothy (Chèli), Sheila Cavender, Kathryn Stoehr, John (Ellen), and Mary-ellen; seven grandchildren, Justin Jones, Theresa Cavender-Bish, Jennifer Derry, Bradley (Leslie) Stoehr, Christopher (Melanie) Derry, Molly Stoehr, and Stephanie Derry; five great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Bish, Joshua & Alison Jones, Drake & Trea Peto; one sister ,Phyllis Kight; two sisters-in-law, Jo Derry, and Jane (Richard) Knowlson; 15 nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace & Bess Derry; in-laws, J. Leo & Ursula Dougherty; three sisters, Virginia Derry, Elloine (Robert) Finnell, Emily (Raymond) Baughman; his brother, Wallace Derry; and brother-in-law, Glenn Kight. Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 24 and 68pm at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 24 at 11 am at Light of Christ Catholic Church, Belcher and NE Coachman Roads, followed by burial at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. The family requests donations to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 2853 Sunset Point Rd Clearwater, FL
DONALDSON, Nell P. of Palm Harbor, died Jan. 20, 2008. Survived by a daughter, Nicki D. Mitchell; 4 grandchildren, Caryn Walker-Harvey, Christopher Mitchell, Brian Mitchell, Brittany Mitchell; 4 great-grandchildren, Shae, Brandon, Madalyn & Caitlin. Memorial Service Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at 11 am at Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor. Memorials can be made to the Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor. Curlew Hills F.H./789-2000
DUTCHER, Myrtle Louise 72, died Jan. 17, 2008. Survived children, Rick and Ron Van Heest, Bonnie Smith, Jerry Dutcher, Howard Dutcher, & Robert Dutcher. Lewers Funeral Home
EDWARDS, Dorothy 95, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 9, 2008. She was born in Alexandria, IN. She was an accounts payable clerk with American Cyanamid. Survivors include son, Ronald, of Holiday; daughter, Judith Ann Edwards, of New Port Richey; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home/847-3999
FOELSTER, Richard J. 80, of Spring Hill, died Jan. 16. Survived by wife, Cheryl; & loving family. Funeral Service Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10 am at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home/727-845-1957
FURRIER, Margaret E. 86, of Spring Hill died Jan., 21, 2008. Survivors include her husband: William; son: Louis; 5 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. Merritt Funeral Home - Spring Hill
GARCIA, Ray Jones 64, of Spring Hill, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. He is survived by 1 sister. Arrangements made by: Grace Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home Hudson, FL
GLOS, Emma Treichel 100, of Clearwater, died in the Lord, Jan. 20, 2008. Survived by daughter-in-law, Janice; 3 granddaughters, Kathy, Nancy, Caroline; 6 great-grands. National Cremation/Cleawater
GOSA, Bill 50, of Pinellas Park, died Jan. 20, 2008, at Northside Hospital. He is survived by his loving family. Online guestbook: www.davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes
GREIM, Paul Herman 91, a former appliance repairman, handy man and home builder who was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Largo since moving to Florida in 2005, died Jan. 19 at home. Paul Greim was born in Champion, NE, but was raised in the Fort Wayne area of Indiana, where he was an acolyte at All Souls Lutheran Church. He graduated from Hoagland High School. Paul worked for Western Auto before he opened his own appliance parts and repair shop. The Greim home on Mechanic Street was known as the "114 Club" in tribute to the good food and hospitality offered there. After fifteen years of marriage, but before his son's second birthday, he sold his business, bought a travel trailer, and took his family and his skills on the road. He often spoke fondly of this adventure, calling it their "gypsy trip". He later moved his family to Phoenix where he continued to service appliances, and where he also invested in real estate, buying land near Prescott. Eventually he was building and selling homes in Prescott Valley, assisted by his son. Returning to Phoenix in his retirement, he joined Christ Lutheran Church and became his wife's faithful caregiver. Paul's beloved wife, Sally (Naomi) Greim, died in 1998 after 58 years of marriage. Also preceding him in death were his twin sister, Pauline Yancey; sisters, Margaret Messman and Ruth Brockmeyer; brothers, Albert Greim and Alfred Greim. Paul is survived by his son, Gary Greim and daughter-in-law, Patty of Largo. He has 3 granddaughters, Katherin (wife of W. Scott) Mitchell of Tacoma, WA, Amelia Greim of Seattle, WA and Rachel Greim of Anchorage, AK. The memorial service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo, FL 33774. Arrangements are being held by the Moss Feaster Funeral Home 13401 Indian Rocks Road Largo, FL 727-562-2080
HARRIS, Kevin Q. 44, passed away unexpectedly at his home in St. Petersburg on Jan. 9, 2008. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, Jan. 26, at Good Shepherd Chapel, 2600½ 26th St. N. St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Gulfcoast Oncology Foundation 1201 Fifth Ave. N. #505 St. Petersburg, FL 33705.
HART, Loretta V. 84, of Gulfport, died Jan. 20, 2008. Survived by sons, Bill and Arthur; a daughter, Lady; 4 grandchildren; 1 gr-grand. R. Lee Williams & Son Gulfport 727-345-7797
HERNANDEZ, Gabriela Grissette died Jan. 17. Survived by mother, Aricelis. Visitation will be at 12 pm at Nativity Catholic Church, Jan. 22, Funeral Mass at 1 pm. Serenity Meadows Funeral Home
HERZOG, Henrietta 99, of Port Richey, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. Survived by 2 daughters, Rita Felter & Carolyn James; 1 grandson, John Murchio; 2 great-grandsons; 1 great- great-granddaughter. Rhodes Funeral Directors Clearwater 727-446-3055
HILLENGAS, Donald Victor Sr. 85, of Inglis, formerly of Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Washington, DC, and moved to St. Petersburg in 1950, later settling in Pinellas Park. He moved to the Inglis area in 1989. He was a WWII veteran. He retired as a sheet metal mechanic in 1987. He enjoyed boating, fishing and just being on the water. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Rita of 62 years. Survivors include, 5 sons, Donald Jr., Live Oak, Timothy, Inglis, and Richard Sr., Joseph and James (Buddy), all of Seminole; 3 daughters, Marie Bryant, Madeira Beach, Nancy Long, Pinellas Park, and Eileen Franklin, Live Oak; 1 sister, Lucille Watson, Crystal River; 5 grandsons; and 4 grand daughters; 13 great-grand children; and 1 great-great grandchild. Memorial Service to be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice Lake City, FL, 800-727-1889.
HOLDERNESS, Harold J. 95, of Sun City Center, died Jan. 17. Survived by daughter, Judith; son, James H.; 3 grandchildren Michael, (Kristin), Kelli and Stephen. Lewers Funeral Home
HOLMER, Ronald J. 71, a resident of Langhorne, PA, died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at home. He was the husband of Pamela Lorenz Holmer. Born in Edwardsville, IL, the eldest son of the late Sylvester and Mary Clark Holmer, Ron served as a corporate executive for several insurance companies during his long career in business. He was the former president of Mid-America Life Insurance Co., in Kansas City, MO, and of United General Insurance Co., in St. Petersburg. Ten years ago at the time of his retirement, Ron was vice president and chief operating officer for American Travellers Insurance Corp., of Bensalem, PA. Following his retirement, Ron and Pam enjoyed living part-time on the Costa del Sol, Spain and traveling the world. Ron was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who enjoyed reading, golfing, attending orchestral concerts and theatrical performances. In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by two daughters, Kathy Holmer and Christine Cofield; a son, Steve Holmer; two step children, Philip Juels and Jacquelyn Familant; three grandchildren, Ginger, Traci and Jason; and four brothers, Donald, Richard, Dale and Gary. Relatives and friends are invited to share in Ron's Life Celebration on Saturday from 12:30-1 pm, at Dunn-Givnish of Langhorne, 378 S. Bellevue Ave., Langhorne, where his Memorial Service will be at 1 pm. Memorial contributions sent in Ron's name to the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation, 1201 Langhorne Newton Road, Langhorne, PA 19047, would be appreciated by his family. www.lifecelebration.com Dunn Givnish Funeral Home Langhorne, PA/215-757-3331
HUNT, Richard Paul "Dick" 66, of Tampa, passed away on Jan. 19, 2008, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was the son of Donald R. Hunt and Kittie Ruth Hunt. Loving husband of Mary Beth; father of Andrew (deceased), Russell (Lauri), and Jeffrey Hunt (Jenn); stepfather of James and Tyler Trice (Cheri), and Elizabeth Trice Love (David); grandfather of Drew and Max Hunt, Caroline and David Love, Olivia, Lily and Henry Frostall of whom loved him dearly. He is also survived by his brother, Robert (Carolyn). Mr. Hunt was born in Albion, MI, on April 24, 1941. He graduated from Albion College in 1963 and attended Wayne State University Graduate School and Valparaiso School of Law. He was the founder and chairman of Kendrick Pierce & Co, an investment banking firm headquartered in Tampa. He was often referred to as one of the fathers of commercial banking in Florida, having been responsible for advising in the organization of over 120 banks and thrifts. During his career, he was known for his leadership, integrity and judgment. These qualities were the cornerstone of his success. Mr. Hunt was active in the community throughout his life. In the past, he served on the Vestry of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, where he taught Sunday School. He was also involved in the Easter Seal Guild for many years. More recently he served on the Board of Governors of the Centre Club. He was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church and the Tampa Yacht and Country Club. He was an avid tennis player and traveler. Most of all, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Throughout his life he was passionately optimistic and compassionate, and inspired others to be the same. He leaves a legacy of love and devotion to his wife, his family, friends and everyone that had the good fortune to know him. Through challenges and in the best of times, he enjoyed life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Lung Cancer Alliance, 1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20006. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 906 S. Orleans Ave. on January 24, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel in charge of arrangements.
JENNINGS, Charlotte G. 80, passed Jan. 13, 2008. Survived by husband, William H. Memorial Service Jan. 24, 2 pm, at University Village Retirement Center, Tampa. www.floridamortuary.net
JENSEN, Nancy Ellen 62, died Jan. 19, 2008, at Brandon Hospital. She is survived by two sons; and other family members. Neptune Society 727-789-6911
JEROSKI, Matthew A. 32, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 19, 2008. He was born in Rockledge, FL, and moved to this area in 1990 from Merritt Island. He was a waiter with Bonefish Restaurant, Belleair Bluffs. He is survived by his father, Rick Jeroski, Belleair Bluffs; mother, Deborah Shene, Palm Bay; and sister, Stacey Schwartz, Pembroke Pines, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Friends may call from 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 am Thursday at: Moss-Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel Largo 727-562-2080
JOHNSON, Virginia 50, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in St. Petersburg and was a 1975 graduate of Boca Ciega High School and later from St. Petersburg Jr. College. She was a self employed child care provider for 12 years. She was a member of Twentieth Street Church of Christ, where she actively served on numerous auxiliaries. She leaves to cherish her memories; her husband of 27 years, Tyrone; her son, Tyrone "Darion" Johnson; her brothers, Sammie (Mary Ann) Norris Jr., and Wayne Norris; her sister, Geneva (Robert) Grace; her parents, Hattie and Sammie Norris Sr.; her mother-in-law, Lula M. Johnson; her sister-in-law, Janice Walters; two brothers-in-law, Edgar Wilcox and George Williams; close friends, Ma and Pa Little; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and close friends. Zion Hill Mortuary www.zionhillmortuary.com
JOLIN, Clara 91, of Dade City, FL, died on Monday, Jan. 21,2008 at the Heron Pointe Rehab Center in Brooksville. Survived by her loving family. Turner/352-796-3588
KAUFMAN, Rose Ann 51, of Clearwater, died Jan. 18, 2008, at Morton Plant Hospital. Survived by 1 daughter, Katina Peduzzi; and 2 sons, John and Mark Kaufman. Global Mortuary/530-3600
KIRCH, Marie 87, of Bayonet Point, died Jan. 19. She is a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survived by daughter, Laurie; sister Katherine. Visit: www.prevattfuneralhome.com
KITCHEN-ASHLEY, Katrina L. "Trina" 33, of Clearwater, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. Visitation will he held on Thursday, from 6-8 pm, and Funeral Service Friday at 11 am at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Zion Hill Mortuary www.zionhillmortuary.com
KUPRANOWICZ, Jeffrey L. 59, of Brooksville, died Jan 19, 2008. Survivors include his wife, Meredith; sons, Jeffrey Jr., Jason; 1 grandson, Jonas
LLOYD, Marjorie Dolores 77, a 20-year winter resident from Ottawa, Ontario, died Jan. 19, 2008. Survived by loving family. Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Centers-Tyrone Chapel
LONG, Audrey "Irene" 86, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 19. Survived by husband, Raymond; children, Chuck, Nacogdoches, TX, Betsy Sleeman, New Port Richey. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress St
MARKIEWICZ, Ruby O. 92, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 20. Survived by husband, Lawrence, & loving family. Visitation Wednesday, Jan. 23, 12-1 pm, chapel service 1 pm. Michels & Lundquist 727-845-1957
McGREGOR, William Bartlett 76, peacefully passed on Jan. 19, 2008. He was born in Dover, TN. He held a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla School of Mines & Metallurgy, and enjoyed a successful career working for NASA and in management in the Manufacturing Industry with Olin Chemical, BASF and Engelhard Corporation. As a professional engineer registered in Alabama, he made editorial contributions to trade publications and technical journals in his field. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Leonardwood, MO; and he was a member of Moriah Grove Lodge #301. He was a deacon at Calder Baptist Church at Beaumont, TX, and served as warden on the vestry of St. Mary's Church in Sparta, NJ. As a musician, Bill played the guitar and piano, and he directed church choirs in Huntsville, AL. He was an active participant in the Isla del Sol Island Chorus. An avid golfer, he was a past president of Lake Mohawk Golf Club in Sparta, NJ, and former board member at Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club in St. Pete Beach, FL. A true craftsman, he enjoyed home remodeling projects and endeavors in stained glass. Preceding him are his father Clayton Holiday McGregor, his mother Ida Eldridge McGregor (nee Smith), 6 brothers, 2 sisters and 1 grandson. Surviving him are his wife of 30 years, Norma; 5 children, Steven McGregor, of Roy, Washington, Teresa Galbraith (Mrs. Brent Galbraith), of Monroeville, AL, Janette Agee (Mrs. Bain Agee), of Pine Hill, AL, Lloyd Tillmann, of Lutz, FL, and Wendy Weiler (Mrs. Jay Weiler), of Sparta, NJ; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Friends are welcome to join the celebration of his life at the Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd at 5 pm. Burial will take place at a later date in Dover, TN, & Sparta, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online guestbook @ www.andersonmcqueen.com
NICOLAI, Susanne J. 63, of Largo, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, surrounded by her family at home. Susanne retired from Suncoast Hospital as a Unit Secretary. She is survived by her devoted husband of 44 years, Nick; and 4 daughters, Tamara Fabrizio, Victorville, CA, Celeste Colaiocco, Milan, Italy, Danielle Canton, Tampa, Rebecca Hite, Tarpon Springs; and 8 grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 26 from noon-1:30 pm, with a Funeral Service following. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 813-963-6461. Moss Feaster Funeral Home 13401 Indian Rocks Road Largo/727-562-2080
OLIVE, Deborah M. On Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, Deborah M. Olive, peace- fully began her eternal life in God's beautiful garden. Her love, strength, and devotion illuminated every aspect of our lives. Deborah was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Jan. 15, 1959, to Thomas and Pauline Tobin. We are left behind, but know that one day we will meet with her once again. She is survived by her husband of 14 years, James Steven Olive; daughter and son in law, Tiffani Oman and Sergio Jordan; mother, Pauline Tobin, and her 2 grandchildren, Chloe and Sergio Jordan. Other survivors include her brothers, Thomas and Jack; sisters, Maureen, Judy, Donna, Kelly, and Molly. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, from 4-9 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel with recitation of the rosary at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at 9:30 am, at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. The family flowers to please donate to the Humane Society of El Paso.
PAGE, Austin W. "Buddy" 69, of Thonotosassa, died Jan. 18. Survived by sons, James, of Thonotosassa & Brian, of Tampa; mother, Eugenia; & brothers, Robert and Clinton, of Pittsburgh. Affinity Cremation
PANEPINTO, Elsie L. 88, was received into heaven on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. She was born in Allenport, PA on Nov. 9, 1919. She was a long time member of First United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg, FL. Elsie also worked for the Florida Public School System in Pinellas County. Elsie is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 63 years, Thomas "Tommy" Panepinto; her two children, Arlene Mitchell and her husband David, of Pine, CO, and Richard Panepinto and his wife Betty, of Pace, FL; two grandchildren, Tommy & Dana Panepinto; and a great-grandson, Blake Panepinto. The family would like to thank the Encore Senior Village Staff, especially the care-givers of The Oaks Cottage for all their compassionate and tender care. Internment services will take place in St. Petersburg at a later date. Trahan Family Funeral Home
PEDERSEN, Michal 62, of St. Petersburg, passed away Jan 18. She is survived by her daughter Chris Greene; grandchildren Nyckie and E.J.; brothers, Chip McCloskey and David McCloskey.
PERRY, Edward L. died on Jan. 17, 2008. Survivors are his son, Edward; brothers, Thomas, Ronald, & Cecil; sister, Mary; and 3 grandchildren. Brewer & Sons/352-596-4991
QUARTARARO, Anna 68, of Port Richey, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. She is survived by 1 sister. Arrangements made by: Grace Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, Hudson
REVAY, Joseph 98, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 18, 2008 at Marliere Care Center. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home New Port Richey/727-849-9281
RHOADS, Michael James 24, a native of Hudson, died Jan. 17, 2008, at his residence. A monitor technician at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. Survived by his mother, Peggy L. Clark; father, Charles R. Murrell; stepfather, Dave A. Clark Sr.; brother, Dave A. Clark Jr.; sister, Alicia E. Clark; maternal grandmother, Nancy Rhoads; and numerous aunts & uncles. Memorial Service 10 am, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 at: Dobies Funeral Home 9944 Hudson Ave. 727-868-4441
SACHS, John L. Sr. 84, of Seminole, passed Jan. 20, 2008. A retired tool and die maker, when he moved to Florida, he owned the City Lights Night Club and Jerry's Rock 'n Disco in St. Petersburg. He was an WWII Air Force pilot and an operational officer in the Korean War. He was Catholic. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons Richard, of Delaware, Gerald, of Clearwater, John Jr. of Largo, and Daniel of Pinellas Park; daughters, Barbara Rispoli, of Seminole and Sharon Carter, of New Port Richey; a sister Catherine Gaffney of Pennsylvania; 21 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Robert, and a sister, Patricia. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 1 till service time at 2 pm, all at Mohn Funeral Home, 9700 Seminole Blvd, in Seminole. Burial at Bay Pines National Cemetery on Wednesday. Mohn Funeral Home/Cremations Semnole 727-393-3481
SMART, Rowell V. 89, died Jan. 19, 2008 at Bayfront Medical Center. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute Largo Chapel
SMITH, Kenneth K. Passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 at the age of 86. He is survived by his loving wife Hazel of 63 years; his sons, Kenneth W. and Norris; three daughters-in-law, Jan, Elaine and Sharon; 4 grandchildren, Jason, Cherilyn, Lindsey and Taylor; 2 great-grand-children Elyse, and Ashlin. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9th at 1 pm, at Heritage Bible Church 521 First Ave. SW, Largo, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Hospice.
STEVENS, Marie 99, died Jan. 20. A visitation will be held Wednesday at 5 pm. Graveside Service Thursday, Royal Palms Cemetery 11 am. Moss Feaster Palm Harbor 727-562-2090
TITUS, Janet D. of Port Richey, FL died Jan. 19, 2008. Survived by son, James; daughters, Kim & Leslee; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.
URBAHNS, Frieda L. 90, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 16, 2008. Funeral Service 10 am, Jan. 24, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 58th St. S. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home 727-323-5111
WALLACE, Waneta 77, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 20. She was born in Greenfield, OH, and moved here in 1972. She owned a fabric business in Ohio. She is survived by a daughter, Tilda Grow, of Xenia, OH; a son, Dr. Bob Wallace, of St Petersburg; 3 grandsons; 2 great-grandsons; and 4 great- granddaughters. A Memorial Service will be held in Ohio on Feb. 1. The family requests donations to Alzheimer's Disease Research.
WEIMAR, Laura V. 91, of Largo, died Jan. 21, 2008. Survived by sons, James and Charles; 12 GC, 8 GGC, 4 GGGC. Service Thursday, 10 am at Reese FH/727-391-9954
WHITE, Florence C. 79, of Holiday, passed away Jan. 20, 2008. Survived by sister, Sondra Green; 3 nieces, Melody Desantis, Bonnie Walter, Tina Moeller. Curlew Hills Funeral Home
WILSON, Gordon J. 67 of Tampa, passed away Jan. 11, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife and family. MacDonald Funeral Home Tampa, FL/813-933-4950
YOUNG, Susan 52, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 19. Survived by husband of 17 years, John Nickell. She was a nurse with 25 years of service. Dobies Funeral Home-Congress St.
ZABOWER, Mary "Bean" 70, of Largo, passed on Jan. 19, 2008, at Morton Plant Hospital. Originally from Alabama, Mary has made Florida her home since the 1950s, where she raised and is survived by 2 sons, Carl and Stanley; granddaughters, Mellisa and Kimberly; great-granddaughter, Alexis; brothers, James and Jeter; and sisters, Christine and Mertlyne. Although her time on earth has ended, she will be forever remembered in all of our hearts. Bean was loved more than she could ever have known and she will be missed very much. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, 11 am at the funeral home. Moss Feaster FH/Belcher Road Chapel/Clearwater/562-2070
ZILLES, Jeffery "Mack" 62, of Brandon, passed away Jan. 19, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet; daughter, Jessica; sister, Judy; and brothers, Mark and Michael. Affinity Cremation