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OBITUARIES

AHEDO, Frank S. 87, of Tampa, died Jan. 29, 2008. Family will receive friends 6-8 pm, Feb. 1, Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill. Interment with military honors at Florida National Cemetery.

ALONSO, Manuel 92, passed away Jan. 27, 2008, at Balmoral Senior Living, surrounded by family, nursing staff and Hospice. Born in Villalba, PR, he raised his family of 6 children in New Jersey, and has been a resident of Florida since 1986. He served as a merchant seaman for 45 years. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Fiorina. Survived by 3 daughters, Arlene Smith, Vicki Rogers, and Rina Hanna; 3 sons, Max, Wayne and David; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. A Mass of Repose will be said on Sunday, Feb. 24, 8 am, at St. Joseph Catholic Church on the corner of MacDill Avenue & W. Cherry Street, Tampa. Funeral Services will take place in New Jersey. A Life Tribute-Largo Chapel

BAKER, Vernon 86, of Ruskin, died Jan. 8, 2008. Survived by his sisters, Frances Williams, Marion Smith & Betty Cologna. Vernon was a Navy veteran. Zipperer's Funeral Home

BALDWIN, Henry Barber "Hank" 80, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. He was born in Bardstown, KY. He came to Florida from Cincinnati in 1985. He attended St. Joe Prep and was a graduate of University of Kentucky with a BS degree in civil engineering. A project engineer for Turner Construction Company, he also served as a deputy county engineer for Pasco County, and was a member of the Society of Professional Engineers. He served as a treasurer for his condo association, and volunteered as a stage manager for many musical performances. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Lynne Clarke, of Philadelphia, Sheila Hopster, of Cincinnati; and sons, Greg, of Cincinnati, Brian, of St. Petersburg, and Kevin, of Safety Harbor; and 6 grandchildren, Kristina, Leah, Amanda, Clinton, Nicholas, and Katelyn. A Mass will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at 11 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Moss Feaster Dunedin Chapel 727-562-2040

BALTZ, Margaret E. "Marge" of Treasure Island, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Jan. 30, 2008. Marge was born in Chester, PA and moved to St. Petersburg in 1956. She lived on Treasure Island for the past 25 years. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and was a longtime member and supporter of the Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club. Marge was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Caley, of Allentown PA, sister Catherine Caley Setaro, of Chester PA, niece Judith Caley Nilsson, of Allentown PA, nephew Thomas E. Setaro, of Treasure Island, and two loving husbands, Russell "Ole Dog" Baltz (1993), former owner of the Bilmar Beach Resort and developer of The Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club complex, and Richard V. "Dick" Ebeling (1978), former State Transportation Manager for the St. Petersburg Times. Marge is survived by stepdaughter, Margot Quillen (David), of Gulfport, stepson, Bill Baltz (Kelly), of St. Petersburg, niece, Janet Burrell (Michael), of Boca Raton, FL, great niece Lisa Setaro, of Treasure Island and nephew Ed Setaro (Kathy) of Raleigh, NC. "Aunt Marge" also leaves behind countless family, extended family and friends throughout this country and the U.K. She touched many lives and will be missed by all who crossed her path. A Funeral Mass will be 11:30 am, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at St. John's Catholic Church, St. Pete Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast or St. John's Catholic Church in St Pete Beach. Online memorial & guestbook @ www.brettfuneralhome.net Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services 727-321-3321

BENDER, Joseph 89, of Tampa, died Jan. 24. Survived by daughter, Gina (Kenny) Hanson; grandchildren, Brady, Sara and Brooke; former spouse, Marilyn Resnick. Segal Funeral Home

BLANCO, Miguel "Mickey" 85, of Brooksville formerly of Tampa, died Jan. 26. Survivors wife, Grace; son, Richard. The family will receive friends 6-9 pm, services 8:15 pm Feb.1, at: JGR Funeral Home.

BOGIE, Lillian 95, of Clearwater, died Jan. 29 at her home, under the care of hospice. A detailed obituary at: www.sylvanabbey.com. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992

BOYETTE, Shirley Owens 71, died Jan. 25, in Dade City. Survived by husband, Cullen Ricardo "Bill"; 3 sons, Larry Brown, Mark Brown and Randy Brown; daughter, Sharon Mackin. Whitfield Funeral Home

BRADLEY, Willie died, Jan. 29, 2008. Survived by a loving family. Services will be held in Detroit, MI. Aikens Funeral Home

BRADSHAW, Hailey Marie infant, passed away Jan. 28, 2008. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Stowers-Brandon

BREWTON, Johnny died, Jan. 27, 2008. Survived by a loving family. Funeral 12 pm, Feb. 2, Chapel. Aikens Funeral Home

BROADBIN, Majorie 84, Palm Harbor, died Jan. 20, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 10 am Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Luke's Catholic Church, in Palm Harbor.

BROWN, Adella C. 80, of Tarpon Springs, died Jan. 24. She moved to Florida in 1988, from St. Albans, Queens, NY. Adella was an Episcopalian and loved to travel and read. She worked and retired as a secretary for the Queens Borough Public Library. She is survived by her daughter, Janine (Richard) Legon-Woods; and her son, Charles Legon III: and her 3 granddaughters, Julienne, Nikita, and Brittany; and 3 great-grandsons, Blake Donald, and Todd. Curlew Hills Funeral Home www.curlewhills.com 727-789-2000

BROWN, Derek Alan 44, of Brooksville, FL, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at the Hernando Care Center. Derek is survived by his loving family. Turner FH/352-796-3588

BRYAN, Delores died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Survived by her children, Delight Wiggins, David Bryan, Jean Benson and Peter Bryan; 3 grandchildren; and 1 great- grandchild. Visitation to be held Thursday, Jan. 31 at Trinity Memorial Gardens in New Port Richey at 6 pm, with Services immediately following at 7pm.

BUNTS, Mae Doris died, Jan. 24, 2008. Survived by a loving family. Funeral 11 am Feb. 2, Mt. Carmel AME Church Aikens Funeral Home

BURGESS, Dora B. 84 of Riverview, died Jan. 29, 2008. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Serenity Meadows Funeral Home

BUTLER, John B. "Jack" known to the family as "Bubba Jack" 85, of St. Petersburg, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Bay Pines VA Health Care System. He was born in Lakeland and was a 1941 graduate of Bartow High School. He attended Georgia Tech University until he enlisted in the Army/Air Corps during WWII. He served in the Air Force for 29 years and retired as Lieutenant Colonel. During his service, he flew bombers over Germany and fighters over Europe, China, and the Pacific Theater. He also served in Korea and Vietnam. After retiring from the Air Force in 1972, he worked with Mobley Real Estate Co. in St. Petersburg until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of Pinellas Park Church of Christ where he served as treasurer for many years and he was in charge of the food pantry. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. His caretakers for the past several years were his niece, Mary Julia Cribbs and his nephews, Phil Thomas and James Cribbs. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Louise B. Butler; 6 nieces, Laurie (Buck) Barlik, Jan (Bohannan) Killibrew, Susan (Bohannan) Johnson, Patty (Buck) Pinder, Marilyn (Buck) Kelly, and Carolyn (Buck) Rodman; and 3 nephews, William Thomas, Joe Buck, and Larry Buck. He was predeceased by his sister, Frances B. Thomas. Visitation will be held from 10-11 am Friday at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Centers-Tyrone Chapel, 7820 38th Ave. N, where the funeral will be held at 11 am. Interment with full military honors will be held at 2:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Visit the family's personalized guestbook @ www.AndersonMcqueen.com. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home Tyrone Chapel 727-347-6636

CAMLET, Wieslaw 40, of Clearwater, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, at home. He came to the United States from his native Poland in 1990, and moved here from New York in 1998. He was a butcher for the European Goodies Store in St. Petersburg. He was a member of the Mercy of God Polish Church, St. Petersburg, and the Polish Center of John Paul II, Clearwater. He is survived by his wife, Elabieta; daughter, Izabell; mother, Marianna; two sisters, Lidia & Veronica; and two brothers, Janusz & Robert. He was preceded in death by his father Jan. Family will receive friends Friday 7:30 -10 pm with a rosary being said at 8:30 at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 11 am at Mercy of God Polish Church, St. Petersburg. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Belcher Road Chapel Clearwater 727-562-2070

CLAUSEN, Sigrid 99, of Dunedin, died Jan. 26, 2008. Survived by her son, Rev. Jerry Clausen; and daughter in law Dolores. Moss Feaster/Dunedin Chapel 727-562-2040

COCHRANE, Walter A. 80, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. He was a WWII Army veteran. Survived by his wife, Diane, and son, Aaron. Downing Funeral Home

COMSTOCK, William D. 84, of Gulfport, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008. Born in East Orange, NJ, he came here in 1946 after being released from a German POW Camp in WWII. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ruth; daughter, Ruthie and brother, Rupert. Survivors include 4 daughters, Jackie and Patty Comstock, Helen Beaudet and Gail Williers; a sister, Claire Cahill; a brother, Robert; a granddaughter, Melissa Posey; and 2 great grandsons, Jacob and Brock Posey. Graveside services with full military honors for William and Ruth will be presented at 2:15 pm on Monday, March 17, 2008 at Bay Pines National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Hospice Foundation of the FL Suncoast. Please sign the family registry at www.veteransfuneralcare.com

CONNOR, Lucille "Lou" 96, of Safety Harbor, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at Palm Garden of Clearwater. Lou moved to the bay area in the mid-1980s from Lexington, KY, where she worked as a Fraternity House Mother at the University of Kentucky. She is survived by her son-in-law, David Beaulieu, Safety Harbor; and niece, Jacki Connor, of Dedham, MA. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Lou, in 2006. Memorial Mass is on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at 11 am, at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church in Safety Harbor. Funeral arrangements by: Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar, FL. 813-855-2439.

CRAFT, Margaret "Marge" 75, of Holiday, died Jan. 29. She was a dedicated nurse for 36 years. Survived by husband, Wilborn; sons, Barry, Danny and Timothy; 2 brothers; 3 sisters; and 6 grandchildren. She is loved and will be missed by all. Dobies Funeral Home-Holiday

CRIDDLE, Captain George Taylor 68, passed away from natural causes Jan. 6, 2008, at his home in New Port Richey. A private Service of remembrance and a tribute to his life was held at his home. Survivors include a brother, James F. Criddle, of Bonneau, SC; four children, George Wesley Criddle, Virginia Anne Nelsen, Amber Brown and Morgan Green; and six grandchildren, Cloe Brown, Parker Brown, Kenneth Nelsen, Jenni Nelsen, Forrest Nelsen, and Matt Nelsen. He also leaves his cherished friend, Joan Saunders Van Tilburg. Captain Criddle was predeceased by his parents, James Madison Criddle and Elise Jackson Criddle, of Columbia, SC; and a sister, Jeanette Criddle, of Casey, SC. Following his graduation from Dreher H.S. in Columbia, he served in the U.S. Marines and attended the University of South Carolina. Captain Criddle's passion was flying, and his career spanned 40 years beginning with 17 years at Braniff International Airlines as a flight engineer, co-pilot, captain, and an FAA designee on the B727. At Piedmont Airlines, he served as pilot instructor, check pilot and captain. U.S. Airways was his final employer, and he retired as captain on the B737 and pilot instructor for the Federal Administration Review Program. He often spoke of the pleasure of taking off at dawn, climbing through the clouds, and breaking out into the sunshine. As day turned to night, he found himself looking down at the lighted towns and cities, wondering about the lives of those living there. He was proud of flying for more than 40 years and never putting as much as a scratch on an airplane. In retirement, he turned his interest to boating, fishing, planting citrus trees and flowering shrubs throughout his yard, and indulging his insatiable thirst for knowledge through reading and visiting places of historical significance. He lived every day of his life to the fullest, honorably and courageously, always maintaining his self confidence and motivating others to do the same in tough situations. He was generous to friends, family, strangers, and causes in which he believed. He cared for friends and family during their illnesses, always showing great compassion and love. His quick and ready smile was contagious, and his friendships strong and loyal. Those whose lives he touched were happier, more fulfilled, and more complete. He will be sorely missed, and loved always. Donations may be made to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund: www.SemperFiFund.org (please include "In Memory of George Taylor Criddle".) Thank you for taking the time to honor this great man on his final flight.

CUMMINGS, Janice 91, of Bayonet Point, passed away Jan. 29. Survived by her son, Bruce Cummings, of Atlanta, GA. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation www.prevattfuneralhome.com

DAYS, Brennon "Skeet" of Largo, passed away Jan. 24, 2008. He is survived by mother, Brenda Days (Marion); father, Freddie Mitchell (Linda); 1 stepbrother; 4 stepsisters; grandfather, Earnest Days Sr., all of Largo. Visitation hours will be held on Friday 6-8 pm, wake at 7 pm. Celebration of Life Saturday 11 am. All services will be held at Shiloh M.B. Church, Largo. Burial will follow in Eternal Rest Memory Park, Dunedin. Anyone who wishes to send flowers, send them to the church, 13255 118th St. North, Largo, FL 33778, 727-585-9080. Services are under the direction of: Carnegie Funeral Home, 1-800-493-1855/813-247-2365/352-493-1857.

DORSEY, Joe N. Sr. 83, of Largo, died Jan. 25. Retired maintenance worker for Parks & Rec. for Pinellas Cty. Member Mt. Olive MBC. Survived by wife; 8 children; grands; great-grands; and great-great grands. Young's F.H. 727-442-2388

EMMERTH, Julius Miller 98, of Clearwater, died Jan. 27, 2008. Born in Wheeling, WV, he is survived by his wife, Alice. Moss Feaster FH/Dunedin 727-562-2040

EVANS, Virginia Hope 91, of Clearwater. Survived by daughter, R. Eloise Gracey; son, Charles Evans; brother, Bill Ross; sisters, Nell Aikens and Jean House Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202

FOWLER, Ludmilla 83, of Holiday, died Jan. 29, 2008 She is survived by daughter JoAnn Speidel (Walter); grandchildren Renee, Michael, Walter Jr.; brothers Walter and Serge. Millie was a blessing to us all. Memorial service held at National Cremation Society-Hudson on Sat. Feb. 9, 1 PM

FRAZIER, Derrick D. died, Jan. 28, 2008. Survived by a loving family. Funeral, 10 am, Feb. 2, Re-Birth Baptist Church. Aikens Funeral Home

GARDNER, Jean Hall 74, Hudson, formerly of Palm Harbor, passed away at home on Jan. 28, 2008, surrounded by her family. Jean was born in Rahway, NJ. She graduated from the University of Florida and was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Jean married John Gardner in 1958, and lived in Germany while John served in the military. They relocated to Pinellas County in 1959. Jean was active in local children's programs and was a past president of the Dunedin Youth Guild. Jean also was an avid reader and loved to travel. Jean was preceded in death by her brother, Rick Hall. Jean is survived by her husband of 50 years, John; a sister, Carolyn Holmes, of Kinkumber, Australia; four children, Michael Gardner, of New Port Richey, Susan Gardner of Hudson, Linda Gardner of Port Richey, and Jeffrey Gardner of Port Richey; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie, Danny and Amy Gardner, Carson, Christopher and Kyle Vazquez, Bryan Gardner, Brett and Bradley Ganes, Ashleigh Gardner. The family would like to thank Hospice of Hernando/Pasco and especially thank her nurses, Denise, Tina, Debbie, Sue and Sue for their loving care. The family would appreciate memorial donations to the Hospice of Hernando/Pasco. Dobies Funeral Home-Hudson

GERMANA, Elizabeth Ann 42, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. She is survived by her family. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel Spring Hill, FL/684-0001 www.pinecrestfuneralchapel.com

GILL, Ruby Ada of Plant City, died Jan. 29. Survived by 7 nieces; and 3 nephews. Family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 pm Friday, Feb. 1 at: Wells Memorial Chapel/752-1111

GOLDMAN, Renee 86, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. Born in Brooklyn, she is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Marvin Goldman; a son Dr. Stephen Goldman of New Port Richey; daughter Ellen Sheridan of London, England; brother David Mushabac of Brooklyn, NY; sister Julie Brenner of Teaneck, NJ; 6 grandchildren, Claire and Daniel Sheridan, Zachary, Derek, and Marcus Goldman, and Elizabeth Gannon; and 5 great grandchildren. Her granddaughter, Ariel Goldman, preceded her in death. Mrs. Goldman was a resident of Palm Harbor for over 20 years before recently moving to Tampa. She was a member of Hadassah, Primer, JCC of Pasco, and Young Israel in Pinellas County. Graveside funeral services will take place at 11 am today (Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008) at Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey, with Rabbi Levy Rivkin officiating. Online guest book available at www.segalfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Segal Funeral Home - Beth David Chapel, Tampa (813) 874-3330

GOODWIN, Beatrice P. 69, of Lacoochee, died Jan. 26. Survived by 5 children; brother; sister; 18 grandchildren; and 7 great-grand children. Hodges Funeral Home

GOSSELIN, Raymond F. 74, of Spring Hill, FL, and Auburn, NH, passed away on Jan. 26, 2008, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Born in Quincy, MA, he attended Boston College High School, served in the Army during the Korean War and retired from Delta Airlines as a Captain in 1993. He is predeceased by his parents, Simeon and Josephine Rouleau Gosselin; brothers, Charles K. and Joseph R.; and sister, Josephine Annette. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen; sons, Raymond F. Jr., of Knoxville, TN, and Jonathan R. (Samantha), of Pelham, NH; brothers, Paul (Mary), of Weymouth, MA, and Arthur E. (Yvonne), of Auburn, NH; and 2 grandchildren, Eric and Hayley; along with many nieces, nephews, co-workers, neighbors and friends. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hernando-Pasco Hospice or St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Services will be held at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Hudson on Feb. 16, at 2 pm. A Service will be held in Auburn, NH, at a later date. Visit prevattfuneralhome.com, or call 727-863-3700.

HAMMOND, Sally J. 63, died Jan. 28, 2008. Survivors include, daughter, Pam Lang; grandchildren, Carl, Alycia, Devin, Tyler, & Dylan, all of Spring Hill. Brewer & Sons/688-4996

HARDIE-BRAHAM, Hazel V. In loving memory of a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and confidant, who departed this life on 02/01/2006; two sad years. In our hearts you will always be Our love for you will never cease Though unseen and unheard you are always near. Deeply missed by husband, Maurice, sons, Dave and Richard, daughters, Trudy and Debra, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

HAVENS, Henry Sr. 79, of Hudson, died Jan. 26. Private family service will be held at convenience of family. Contributions to Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson

HERRING, Paul D. Sr. 71, of Safety Harbor, passed away Jan. 28, 2008, at Mease Countryside. A native of Englewood, FL, and resided in Safety Harbor since 1942. Retired driver for City of Clearwater Sanitation Dept. He was a member of Macedonia MBC, Safety Harbor. He was a Mason. Survivors include his wife Ivory O.; son, Perry; daughters, Gloria Grey, Mavis and Paula Herring; Goddaughter, Shelia Moore; brothers, Bennie and Dennis Herring; sisters, Beatrice Hart, Mary Upshur, Earline Adams, and Yvonne Hedgeman; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services 11 am, Saturday, Feb. 2, and Visitation 6-8 pm Friday, Feb. 1, at Macedonia MBC, 709 Butler St., Safety Harbor. Young's Funeral Home/442-2388

HIGGINS, William Oliver "Bill" died Jan. 25, 2008. Survived by wife, Patricia June; 2 daughters, Kerry Ross (Pat), Julie Curtiss (Mark); 5 grandchildren; 1 brother. Marsicano Funeral Home

HINCHEY, Elaine Marie of Tampa, passed away on Jan. 23, 2008. She is survived by her loving family. Loyless Funeral Home Land o' Lakes, FL 813-996-6610

JAY, Robert 46, of Spring Hill, died Jan. 22. Robert was born in Chicago, IL. Survived by 1 daughter, Candace Jay, of Chicago. Downing Funeral Home 352-684-5334

JOHNSON, Maria 48, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. She was a native of St. Petersburg and a 1978 graduate of Pinellas Park High. She was a member of New Faith Free Methodist Church. She worked as a Handicap Assistant for the Sunrise Community Center for 8 years. She leaves to cherish her memories her companion, Cameron Crawford; one daughter, Courtney Crawford; three brothers, Vince Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Craig Johnson Sr.; one sister, Tomeka Johnson, all of St. Petersburg. Visitation 4-8 pm Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at the Mortuary. Graveside Service 11 am, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at Royal Palm Cemetery South. Zion Hill Mortuary www.zionhillmortuary.com

KANE, Beverly J. 75, of Zephyrhills, died Jan. 29. Survived by her husband, Albert J. & 5 children. Memorial Mass 11 am, Feb. 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Hodges Family F.H. 813-788-6100

KOMORA, Jay 48, of Clearwater, died Jan. 25, 2008. Survived by parents, John & Phyllis Komara, of Erie, PA. Holloway Funeral Home 813-855-2439

LEE, Barbara 80, of Tampa, died Jan. 27, 2008. Survived by son, Eric Turner (Carol); 3 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; close friend, Fritz Peltonen. Garden of Memories Funeral Home

MABLE COSBY PETERSON July 28, 1910 - Feb. 2, 2007 It's been a year since The Lord called you home. We miss your quiet strength, soft smile & loving care. Devoted daughter Arrie Favors, grands & great grands.

MAHONEY, John E. 85, of Spring Hill, died Jan. 30, 2008. Survivors: his wife, Betty-Jeanne; sons, John & Gerald; & loving grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home-Spring Hill

MARTINDALE, Ruth 94, of New Port Richey died Jan. 30. Survived by loving family. Visitation Friday, 2-4 pm, funeral Saturday 1 pm at Morgan Funeral Home 727-847-3999

MATTHEWS, Wayne 57, of Palm Harbor, died on Jan. 28, at the Mease Dunedin Hospital. A Memorial Service Saturday, at 2 pm at: Moss Feaster Palm Harbor Chapel/727-562-2090

MYERS, Betty Jo 61, of Homosassa, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in Inverness. Born Aug. 1 1946 to John and Virginia Williams in St. Petersburg, she came here 1 year ago from Marble, NC. Betty was a 1963 graduate of Dixie Hollins High School in St. Petersburg and became a licensed Dental Assistant in 1980. SHe managed the dental department of Judeo Christian Clinic in Tampa. She was a teacher at M.B.C. in Tampa for the Dental Assisting Class from 1985 to 1990. In 1994 Betty graduated from the Suncoast School of Message Therapy and she owned Golden Palms Therapeutic Massage in Largo from 1994 to 2000. She attended Unity Church of Clearwater. She moved to Marble, NC where she owned and operated Peachtree Medical Massage. She was a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals of North Carolina. Betty enjoyed healing arts, glass etching, woodworking, she cherished egrets and swans. Her goal in life was to make every ones life easier and happy. Mostly fill with love. Survivors include her domestic partner, Judith McBriar of Homosassa; 4 sons, Neil A. Myers, Woody A. Myers, Nile A. Myers all of Plant City, Kurt A. Myers (Julie) of Lithia; 1 daughter, Betty Jo Myers Parlee, Homosassa; 3 grandsons, Cody Jo Myers, Plant City, Devin Boynton of Homosassa and Jacob Myers, Lithia; 4 granddaughters, Christina Myers, Lakeland, Desiree N. Helmick, Destiny R. Myers, and Alexis Boynton all of Homosassa. Strickland Funeral Home Crystal River, FL 352-795-2678

OYOLA, Oswaldo "Tee" 53, of Tampa, died Jan. 27. Survived by wife, Jana; daughter, Monique; sister, Maritza; and mother, Esther. Blount & Curry Funeral Home 813-876-2421

PARKER, D. Jaunita 95, died Jan. 26, 2008, in Ketchikan, AK. She was born D. Jaunita Hammond on Sept. 29, 1912, in Lakeland, FL. She is survived by her son Byron (Doris) Parker, Metlakatla; sister Helen (Lyle) Hadler, Lakeland, FL; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grand-children, nieces and nephews. Services officiated by the Rev. Lyle Hadler, Friday, Feb. 1 at Memorial Park, St. Petersburg, with viewing at 11 am and graveside services at 1 pm. Ketchikan Mortuary 907-225-4550

PARONETT, Emil 90, of Hudson, died Dec. 29, 2007. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, BPOE , Eagles. Graveside service, Florida National, Feb. 1, 2 pm. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home

PEARSON, William T. 80, of Clearwater, died Jan. 29, 2008. He is survived by a loving family. International Casket & Urn Gallery Funeral Home Clearwater 727-723-3020

PERRY, James W. 73, of Tampa died Jan. 26, 2008. Survived by wife, Ruth; son, Michael (Susan); grandchildren, David and Bethany. Blount & Curry Funeral Home MacDill Avenue Chapel

PETERSON, Elwood E. Pete" 82, of Sun City Center, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. He is survived by his loving family. Southern Funeral Home 813-671-3121

PLAMOWSKI, Lorraine C. 67, of Pinellas Park, died Jan. 28, 2008 at home under hospice care. She is survived by her loving family. Full obituary & online guestbook @ www.AndersonMcqueen.com.

PONZINI, Louis E. 93, of Hudson, died Jan. 28, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Hudson. Survived by daughter, Barbara Pizzo. North Meadowlawn Funeral Home New Port Richey/727-849-9281

PRIVETT, Martha A. 84, of Largo, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, at Largo Medical Center. A native of Cincinnati, OH. Martha moved to this area in 1990 from Cincinnati where she worked for the Forest Hill School Board as an administrative Clerk. She is survived by daughters, Carol L. Hesketh and Judith H. Murray; brother, Edwin A. Wolfer Jr.; sisters, Ruth Boyles and Anna Lauer; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; dear friend, Joann Schuck. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 pm, at: Moss Feaster Funeral Home 13401 Indian Rocks Rd. 727-562-2080

SCHAFER, Theodore D. 74, died at Largo Medical Center, Jan. 30, 2008. Visitation at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Saturday from noon until 1 pm, Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Reese Funeral Home & Crematory Seminole, FL/727-391-9954

SKWAR, Edna C. 88, of Clearwater, died Jan. 29, 2008, at Mease Hospital, Dunedin. She was born in Burlington, VT, and moved to this area in 1984 from Bloomfield, NJ. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Frank Skwar; 3 sons, Jeffrey (Mary) Graham, Paul Wright, Gary Wright; a stepson, Don Skwar; a sister, Mary Warren; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Moss Feaster/Belcher Road Chapel Clearwater, FL

SNEDIKER, Eugene F. 89, of Hudson, passed away Jan. 29. Survived by 1 son, David; 2 daughters, Jane & Jill; and 5 grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation www.prevattfuneralhome.com

SNYDER, Ethnewell F. 87, of Tampa, died Jan. 26, 2008. Survived by daughter, Anne; son, William; grandsons, Brad, Brian and William; 3 granddaughters. Blount & Curry Funeral Home

STARLING, Diane Terrell 60, of Land O'Lakes, died Jan. 29, 2008. Survived by 2 sons; 1 daughter; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; 6 grandchildren. A private celebration will be held. Loyless Funeral Home

STEELE, John 89, of Tarpon Springs, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. He was a WWII Navy veteran and president of John Steele Glass Company. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Dorothy; daughter, Audrey; three sons, Craig, Glenn, and Jay; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends today from 1-4 p.m., at Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at 9:45 a.m., at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.

STEWART, Joan Camon 85, of Port Richey, died Jan. 29. Survived by 2 daughters, Pamela Rita, of Gulfport, and Alison Camon, of Dallas, TX. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation www.prevattfuneralhome.com

STROMBECK, Hazel Belle (Koomler), 91, died Monday at Menorah Manor Nursing Center, St. Petersburg. She was born in Ft. Wayne, IN, and raised on a dairy farm along with her 9 siblings. She studied piano at The Sherman Music School, Chicago and graduated from Alocoa High School, Indiana. While working at Woolworth's Department Store, she was spotted by a talent scout and, do to her classic beauty, was asked to audition in Hollywood, but her parents strongly objected. She married Herbert Strombeck in 1937, and worked during WWII at Rea Magnet Wire CO., Ft. Wayne, and in the late 40's and 50s she co-managed "Strombeck's Fishing & Hunting Camp" on Lake Michigamme, MI. She entered nursing at age 49, working for the VA Hospital in Ft. Wayne until her retirement. She and her husband were fabulous ball room dancers, and she loved the orchestra and theater. A wonderful, loving mother, she will always be remembered for her dedication to her family, friends and co-workers. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years Herbert. She is survived by her 2 daughters and their husbands, Patricia and Kevin Ward, Ft. Wayne, and Paula Ives and Peter Ryan, St. Petersburg; 3 grandchildren, Sarah Charlesworth and Haesel and Kristian Holbrook; and 1 great granddaughter, Violette Holbrook, all of Maryville, TN. Curlew Hills Funeral Home and Crematory, Palm Harbor

THOMAS, Jerry died, Jan. 25, 2008. Survived by a loving family. Visitation January 31, 6-8 pm, Chapel. Aikens Funeral Home

THOMAS, Margaret died, Jan. 19, 2008. Survived by a loving family. Funeral, 2 pm, Feb. 2, Mt. Olive AME Church. Aikens Funeral Home

TOZER, Marie Alix Steenssens of St. Petersburg and Woodstock, GA, died Jan. 28 2008, in Cartersville, GA, with her loving family at her side. She was 102 years old. Marie was born Jan. 9, 1906 in Niewwkerken, Waas, Belgium. She immigrated to the United States aboard the SS Lapland in March of 1909. she was accompanied by two older sisters, Margaret and Josephine. Her Aunt Marie and Uncle Henri went with them through Ellis Island and then to Ironwood, MI, where her father, Alfons, worked in the iron ore mines. Her mother, Emilie, kept a boarding house for young immigrant workers. In 1920 she moved with her family to Detroit, MI, where she attended Northeastern High School. In January of 1923 she began working at Chrysler Motor Car Plant, where she met Leonard Terry Tozer, a native of Canada. They married on Dec. 29, 1923. They raised eight children in Detroit and in Harper Woods, MI, where they lived for 24 years. They moved to Port Charlotte, FL, in August 1965. Leonard, her husband of 64 years, died in 1987. She is also predeceased by her youngest son, Richard P. Tozer, of Detroit, who died in 2006. She moved to St. Petersburg in 2000 and in 2002 moved in with her daughter and loving caregiver, Helen E. Tozer, of Woodstock, GA and St. Petersburg. Over the last five years the two women split their time between Florida and Georgia. In addition to Helen and Richard, Marie was mother to Leonard T., Greenville, NC, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Edward J., Davison, MI, Chief Master Sgt. (Ret.) Raymond G., Grand Forks, ND, and daughters Jeanne Warren, St. Pete Beach, FL, Joan O'Halloran, St. Petersburg, and Marie Ann Poplawski, Warren, MI; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grand-children; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was a 35-year member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte, and most recently, was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. She was a lifelong member of the Queen Elizabeth Circle of the Belgian-American Women's Club, the Women's Century Club, and a charter member of the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation. Her sons Leonard and Edward and her daughter Jeanne all served during WWII. Edward and Ray served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Edward received a battle field commission during the Korean War. Her grandchildren and great-grand-children have continued this military tradition and at least one has served during every major conflict from Vietnam through the Iraq War. A viewing will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6-8 pm at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st St. N, Seminole, FL 33776, 727-391-0121. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, Feb. 1. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 2101 22nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712, 727-822-2153.

TURNER, Rudolph died, Jan. 27, 2008. Survived by a loving family. Funeral, 2 pm, Feb. 2, Chapel. Aikens Funeral Home

WALKER, Sarah Helen 86, of Brandon, died Jan. 27. She is survived by her husband, Willie G. Walker, and several nieces. Garden of Memories Funeral Home 813-626-3161

WARD, Hazel M. 73, of Plant City, died Jan. 28, 2008. She was a school bus driver for Hillsborough County. Survived by her loving family. Wells Memorial Funeral Home 813-752-1111

WILLIAMS, Lewis Y. 83, formerly of St Petersburg, Floral City, Hernando and Ocala, died Jan. 9, 2008, in Fredericktown, MO. Survived by wife, Pat; 2 sons, Lawrence (Marlene), of Loveland, CO, and Ron (Mary), of St. Petersburg; 2 daughters, Kathie (Duke) McCoy, of Fredericktown, MO, and Ruth (Donald) Travers, of Sparta, MO; 2 sisters, Iris Morris, of Plant City and Vernice Williams, of Sarasota; a brother, Larien "Bo," of Mims. Graveside Service 1 pm, Feb. 10, at Hills of Rest Cemetery, in Floral City.

WILLIAMS, Sylvester 76, of Tampa, died Jan. 25, 2008. Survived by a loving family. Aikens Funeral Home

WILSON, William "Bill" 81, died Jan. 23. A Funeral Service 10 am, Feb. 4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints-Seffner Ward, Brandon. Interment FL National Cemetery. Stowers-Brandon

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