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AGUADO, Gregorio 78, of Ruskin, died Jan. 30, 2008. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Lidia; 9 children; 19 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home

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ARENA, Angelina 81, of Gulfport, passed away Feb. 1, 2008. She came here in 1988 from her native Philadelphia. She was a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and of the Sons of Italy Chapter 2427. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Joseph D. Arena Jr. Survivors include a daughter, Grace Fineberg; a son, Joseph III; brother, Andrew; sister, Terri; three grandsons; and two great-grand-daughters. A Memorial Service will be held at ALife Tribute, 5601 Gulfport Blvd. S, on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 1 pm.

BABENCHUK, Steve of Dunedin, died Jan. 30, 2008 at Mease Countryside Hospital on the eve of his 92nd birthday. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on Jan. 31, 1916. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary; and several nieces and nephews in the Toronto and Winnipeg areas. He was predeceased by an older sister, Jean Hay, and a younger brother, George. Steve was employed in Winnipeg by Air Canada until 1951. They moved to Chicago where he worked for American Airlines until he retired in 1980. Since then, they have enjoyed their retirement together at Westwind II in Dunedin. Funeral services will be held at Curlew Hills Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 1:30 pm. In Steve's memory, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Curlew Hills Funeral Home www.curlewhills.com 727-789-2000

BARBER, William "Bill" "Jolly Greek" 80, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at Woodside Hospice House, where a service of remembrance was held Jan 31. Mr. Barber was born in Patterson, NJ. He brought his family to Florida in 1969. He owned and operated Pinellas Restaurant Supplies and other properties in the area. He was involved in giving back to his community, by being a founding member of Channel Markers for the Blind and in addition for his community service he was awarded the Key to the City of Largo. He was larger than life to his friends and family. And spending time with his wife and family brought him more joy than anything. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Suzanne; his son Ted and his wife, Angela; his daughter, Lauren Heamon and her husband, Mark, of Dacula, GA. Bill, or "Poppy" as he was called, was most proud of his grandchildren; they were the apple of his eye: Natalie, Casey, Teddi Rae & Nicholas. Donations can be made to the Woodside Hospice House.

BEAN, N. Brian Age 59. Brian, also known to his friends as "Beano," moved to Clearwater from Boston in 1954. He attended Skycrest Elementary, Dunedin Jr. High and Clearwater High School (Class of 1965). He was captain of the football team, and excelled in golf and academics. He attended Furman University on a football scholarship and played on the golf team. After college, Brian enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Ft. Bragg for Special Forces training. As a Green Beret, he was stationed in Panama. Following his service he had a successful sales career in the tile industry with Florida Tile and Custom Building Products. Throughout his life one of his great passions remained golf. In over 25 years, he never missed an opportunity to attend the Masters or the U.S. Open. In 1982 he played as an amateur in the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. Like many others, he had a love hate relationship with his golf game. Brian will always be remembered as the "life of the party" with his legendary stories and adventures. He is survived by his beloved former wife Ernestine; daughter Brianna; brother Leeward; sister-in-law Kerry; nephews Ryan and Patrick; niece Caleigh; as well as a large extended family including an Aunt and Uncle, and many first cousins. Brian treasured all of his family and friends, as well as the many strangers that crossed his path. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Clearwater at 1 pm on Feb. 8.

BROWN, Donald A. 90, formerly of Largo died Jan. 31, at La Casa Grande, New Port Richey. Arrangements are being handled by Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL, 727-562-2080.

CAMPBELL, Elizabeth Joann 79, of Holiday, died Feb. 1, 2008. She is survived by a great-nephew, Michael Sekot, of Holiday. Dobies Funeral Home Congress St./727-841-7555

CARAVELLA, Paul F. "Paulie" 62, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Jan. 29, 2008, at Bayfront Medical Center. He was with his immediate family upon his passing. Paul was born on Oct. 31, 1945 in Rahway, NJ, where he was born and raised. He graduated from Rahway High school in 1963, and attended Delaware Valley College where he was a member of their football team. Paul resided in St. Petersburg for several years. Paul is predeceased by his parents, Paul Caravella and Mary Prokop Caravella. He is survived by his daughter, Kate Caravella and son-in-law, Bob Hahn, of Madeira Beach; his daughter and son-in-law, Meg and Erik Bernard; and his grandson, Riley Thomas Bernard, of Delray Beach. He is also survived by his longtime companion, Helain Katzman, of St. Petersburg; his dog and best friend, Cookie; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Paul enjoyed a successful career in cookware sales. He enjoyed music, boating, football, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandson. Those who knew Paul remember him for his loving spirit, his kindness, and his sense of humor. He will be sorely missed. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be at 2 pm, Feb. 4, at the Church of the Sea, 13701 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL, 727-391-7706. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Paul's memory to The Alliance For Lupus Research, www.lupusresearch.org, or at 28 W. 44th St., Ste. 501, NY, NY 10036.

CARTER, Cleta Baize 73, of Spring Hill, died Feb. 2, 2008. She is survived by 3 sons; 2 daughters; 1 sister; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Downing F.H. 352-684-5334

COMBLO, Nance A. 55, formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Feb. 2. Survived by father-in-law, Charles Sr.; ex husband, Charles Jr.; nieces, Ashley and Rebecca. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon

COMBS, Stella 89, of Hudson, passed away Jan. 31, 2008 at Regional Medical Center, Bayonet Point. She is survived by 1 son. Grace Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, Hudson, FL

CORTON, Maria 95, died Jan. 30, 2008. She is survived by a son; grandson, great-granddaughter; a niece; and 4 nephews. Gonzalez Funeral Home 813-931-1833

COSTA, Joseph of New Port Richey, died on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at home. Mr. Costa was born in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to this area 16 years ago from Flanders, NJ. He worked as a senior buyer for Smith Industries, and attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include daughters, Eileen Douglas, of Kenvil, NJ, Christine Adams, Hackettstown, NJ, Marie Fugger, Stanhope, NJ; sons, Joseph Costa, Neshanic Station, NJ, Kenneth Costa, Stanhope, NJ; and 7 grandchildren. Visitation will take place at the funeral home, from 5-7 pm, with Religious Service at 7 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services 727-847-3999 www.morganfuneralhome.com

CROSBY, Edna Cornett 90, passed away Jan. 31, 2008, after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease. She is survived by a loving family. Garden of Memories Funeral Home

CURTIS, Dean Alan 56, of Treasure Island, FL, formerly of Toledo, OH, died on Thursday. He graduated from Kent State University in Ohio with a degree in journalism. He was employed as a proof- reader for various publishing companies. He is survived by his mother, Jean; and two brothers, Mark and Lee. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992

DAVIES, John Robert 40, died Jan. 25, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Robin; 2 daughters; his mother, brother sister, and nieces. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home 813-689-8121

DAVISON, George E. 94, of Dunedin, passed away Feb. 1, 2008. Viewing on Feb. 5, 1:30 pm, at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Dunedin Chapel. Graveside to follow at 2:30 pm, at Dunedin Cemetery.

DILLON, Donna C. 75, of Largo, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, at her residence. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Scoiaro, of Lake Forest, CA. Hubbell Funeral Home/584-7671

FALKNOR, Eloise of Plant City, died Jan. 30, 2008. Survived by companion of 11 years, George Sonny Elliott; sisters; and loving family. Hopewell Funeral Home

FIORE, John of Hudson, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 1, 2008. Survived by wife, Katherine; daughters, Nancy (Bob) Oreal, and Mary Hemenway. Global Mortuary 727-530-3600

FLETCHER, Nellie Mae 93, of Seminole, died Jan. 31, 2008, in Seminole Nursing Pavillion. Born in Atlanta, GA, she spent most of her life in Miami, FL, where she was employed by the Miami News and later the Miami Herald. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Nancy Fletcher, of Mansfield, OH; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at 5-7 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Mohn Funeral Home in Seminole. Burial in Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Hospice.

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

FRANKE, Oscar Max 83, of Clearwater, passed away Jan. 31, 2008, at Advanced Health Care & Rehab. He is survived by his children, Wayne (Tina) Franke, of Odessa, FL; David Franke, of Palatka, FL; Betty (Robert) Marvin, of Dunnellon, FL; sister-in-law, Fannie Franke, of Hernando, FL; step daughter, Diana McQuagge, of Panama City; and 2 grandsons. National Cremation Society Clearwater/727-536-0494

GARBERSON, Mary 72, of Seminole, FL, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital, after a long battle with cancer. She was born and raised in Mt. Clemens, MI, and spent the last 28 years of her life in Florida. She was a loving mother and grandmother, as well as a lifetime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marjorie Nunneley; and sister, Jean MacArthur. She is survived by her three daughters, Marjorie Gallardo, Debra Welsh, and Anne Williams; brother, Bert Nunneley; and her five grandchildren. A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, beginning at 2 pm at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association. Visit the family's online obituary at:AndersonMcQueen.com Anderson McQueen Funeral Homes NE St. Petersburg Chapel 727-822-2059

GAROFOLO, Dominic J. 93, of Palm Harbor, passed away Feb. 1, 2008. He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary "Molly"; his children, John and Thomas Garofolo, Donna Ahern and her husband, Patrick; his grandchildren, Patrick, Brian and Kathleen Ahern and Amber Garofolo; and a great-grandchild, Patrick. Dominic graduated Buckley High and enlisted in the Army and served during WWII, where he was rewarded many medals and ribbons. He retired from the Army National Guard after 25 years as a Chief Warrant Officer. Dominic was a heavy equipment operator for 15 years and retired from Grosso's Supermarket, where he was part owner. He loved golf, fishing and dancing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family will receive friends from 10-11 am, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Trinity Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to the employees of Hernando-Pasco Hospice for their compassion and loving care.

GERLOWSKI, Josephine of Seminole, passed Feb. 1, 2008 at her son's residence. She moved here from her native Chicago and was a retired tavern owner and member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include 3 sons, John Blonierz, Redington Beach, Pat Blonierz, FL, and Jimmy Blonierz, Grays Lake, IL; daughter Susan Wasmund, Mt. Prospect, IL; brother Bert DeLegge, Largo; sister Lucy Pagone, IL; 13 grand and 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be at 6 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 5th at Mohn Funeral Home, 9700 Seminole Blvd. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. www.mohnfuneralhome.com Mohn Funeral Home & Cremations Seminole 727-393-3481

GEYER, George A. surrounded by his loving and devoted wife, family and friends, George was called home to the Lord on Jan. 31, after a long illness. Son of the late Frederick and Ida Geyer, born in Needham, MA, on Sept. 13, 1927, he graduated from Needham High School where he was a football and wrestling star. He graduated from Emerson College in 1951, and during WWII, at the age of 16, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Princeton as a radio man. George met his second wife, Pat, in Massachusetts and have been married for 26 years. In 1972, he became an independent insurance agent and was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. George was a football referee in the New England Conference for 35 years. He had a great love of sports and helped young people to get involved. George was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. In 1989, George and Pat retired to Clearwater, FL, where they became member of the Countryside Country Club, where he was an active golfer for many years. He leaves behind his wife, Patricia; and his children from previous marriage, Janice Clark and George Geyer Jr., and their 5 children; also his step daughters, Barbara Mock, Kathleen Foss, Colleen Bosworth, and their 9 children; many nieces & nephews in the New England area. He attended St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for many years. Our deepest thanks to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast and dear friends who lovingly cared for George in his last days. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast or Parkinson Disease research. Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10 am, at St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church, in Clearwater. Curlew Hills Funeral Home/727-789-2000/www.curlewhills.com

GONZALEZ, Kathryn Diskin 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 29. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Gonzalez; her children, Diane (Tom Leibig) Gonzalez, of Chicago, IL, Terri (Paul Ellis) Gonzalez, of Portland, OR, Barry (Melanie Gray) Gonzalez, of Tarpon Springs; grandchildren, Abby (David) Prinn, of New York City, Nate Ellis, of Portland, OR, and Ben Ellis, of Portland, OR. Also by sisters, Evelyn Kolkmeyer, of Santa Fe, NM, Virginia Harrigan, of Naples, and Patricia Baldwin, of Dunedin. Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Kay attended the School of Modern Photography in New York City, where she met her husband, Joe. Sometime later, the couple returned to Cincinnati, where they raised their children. An avid bridge player, Kay, who directed one of the largest weekly bridge tounaments in Cincinnati, became an ACBL Life Master. After a move to Tarpon Springs, 21 years ago, Kay served as secretary of the Windrush Bay Homeowners Association. In 2004, Kay and Joe moved to Aston Gardens Retirement Center, where in addition to playing bridge, she led a group of residents involved in personal life history writing. Funeral Mass to be held Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at noon at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church on Phillippe Parkway in Safety Harbor. Luncheon to follow in the Church Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E. Lemon St., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 or the charity of your choice. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs, in charge of arrangements.

GONZALEZ-DURHAM, Susan Lee43, died Jan. 30. Friends received Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 5-7 pm. Service will follow at 7 pm with Chaplain Chuck Merkle officiating. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991

GRIMMER, Maureen 85, of Top of the World, Clearwater, died Thursday, Jan. 31. Maureen was born in Tuckahoe, NY, and moved to Florida 27 years ago from New Rochelle, NY. She was Catholic and worked as a hair dresser. She is survived by her son Douglas (Gina) Grimmer, of NY; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and her brother Joseph Balfe. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000 www.curlewhills.com

GRUTSCH, Thomas R. 72, of Largo, died Jan. 27, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Janet; daughters, Lynn & Lori; son-in-law Matt; grandkids, Amanda, Sierra, Jordan, & Nicholas.

HARRISON, Elmer 76, died Jan. 29, 2008. Survived by wife, Dorothy; daughter, Teresa; brothers, Raymond, Randall, Emmer. Whitfield Funeral Home 813-783-9900

HEPBURN, Leora "Leola" of West Tampa, died Jan. 27, 2008. Survived by children, Carolyn, Malcolm, Mark, Debra, Matthew. Interment Feb. 4, 11 am, Florida National Cemetery. Ray Williams F.H.

HOFFER, Lois V. 76, of Tampa, died Jan. 31, 2008. Survived by husband, Dirk; children, David, Daniel, Douglas, Deborah, Denise. Swilley Funeral Home 813-932-6157

HUGUES, Marie E. 80, of Largo, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Born in Philadelphia, PA. She is survived by her son, James Hugues, of Springfiled, PA; daughter, Carol Ann Curtis, of St. Petersburg; grandchildren, Heather, Janeen, Tricia, Nickolas; great-grandchild, Jaydon. Gathering Monday, Feb. 4, 7-8 pm, at Hubbell Funeral Home, 727-584-7671.

JONES, Alice G. a resident of St. Petersburg and formerly of Lake County, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at the age of 84. Alice retired from Kemper Insurance and was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Round Lake Area Men's Club. Alice is survived by her husband, James Jones; her sons, Ron (Sandy) Arneson, Jack (Elvera) Arneson, Mike (Betty) Arneson; and her sister, Charlotte Thompson. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Paulsen, her mother Grace Paulsen, her sons, Robert Ameson and John Jones, and her daughter, Diane Jones. Friends of the family may visit on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, from 11 am until the time of Funeral Service, 2 pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held immediately following the services at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. For more information please call at 847-223-8122.

KRODEL, Emma J. 61, of Sun City Center died Feb. 1. She is survived by her husband, Michael and loving family. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Zipperer's Funeral Home

KUDRA, Joseph S. 86, of Clearwater, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. He moved here with his wife of 59 years from Chicago Heights, IL, in 1977. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; a daughter, Joan Fine (Clearwater); granddaughter, Jennifer Hunt, of Cedar Lake, IN; and great-grandchildren, Justin and Jason Hunt. Please make donations to the Salvation Army. A Memorial Gathering will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 4-8 pm at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home.

LALICH, Peter T. 87, of Timber Pines, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Hernando Care Center in Brooksville. He was born in Lorain, OH, and came to this area 22 years ago from Cincinnati. He was Methodist by faith. Peter played basketball for Ohio University where he was entered into their Hall of Fame. He went on to play professional basketball in the National Basketball League. Peter also received the Medal of Merit Award from the Alumni Association of Ohio University. Peter was an avid golfer and a member of the Timber Pines Golf Assoc. He retired, after 32 years of service, as a divisional vice-president from the Western Southern Financial Group. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Alyce Lalich, of Timber Pines; 2 sons, Peter T., of Athens, OH, and Michael T. and his wife, Penny, of Spring Field, VA; and 3 grandchildren, Bonnie, Peter and Michael. Friends will be received from 10-11 am, with a Memorial Service to commence at 11 am, Monday, Feb. 4, at the Spring Hill Chapel of Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes, 4450 Commercial Way, with Chaplain Kent R. Patterson officiating. Brewer & Sons/352-596-4991

LaROCHE, Paul E. 64, of Hudson, passed away Feb. 1, 2008, at Hudson Hospice. He was born in Saco, ME, and moved his family to Florida in 1969. He is an 18 year veteran of the Pasco County School Board Maintenance Department. Paul is survived by his wife of 44 years, Connie; 4 sons, David, Michael, Jason and Timothy; 3 daughters-in-law, Susan, Gloria and Rebecca; and 4 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Paul E. LaRoche Vocational Scholarship Fund c/o Hudson High School. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home Hudson/727-868-4441

LAWLESS, James J. 75, of Riverview, passed away Feb. 1, 2008. Survived by wife, Sue; children, James Jr., Daniel, Robert, Nancy, Debra. www.serenitymeadows.com

LEITMAN, Robert G. 68, of Tampa, died Jan. 30, 2008. Survived by wife, Gladys; and children, Jeffrey, Hal; and loving family. For more info visit: www.segalfuneralhome.com

MARTIN, Don A Celebration & Remembrance of Don Martin will be held in the chapel at Hospice Woodside, 6770 102nd Ave. N, Pinellas Park, Feb. 17, from 3-4 pm. Refreshments & socializing in the room adjacent to chapel from 3-5 pm. Parking in back of main building suggested.

MAYBERRY, Janet L. of Auburn Hills, MI, age 79, Jan. 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert, Loving mother of Karen S. (Jeff) Swar-brick. Dearest grandma of Justin and Kendall. Loving sister of the late Jean Tull. Born in Ferndale, MI; raised in Lapeer. MI, graduating from Lapeer High School. Mrs. Mayberry worked for J.L. Hudson Co. and Himelhoch's in Birmingham, MI, where she was part of management, buying and retail sales. She enjoyed golfing at her residence in the Seven Springs Golf Community in New Port Richey, FL. While in Florida she worked at Dillard's and retired just a few years ago prior to returning to Michigan. In honoring her wishes a private service will be held. Memorials in Mrs. May-berry's name can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Michigan, 20300 Civic Center, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076. Arrangements by: Pixley Funeral Home Rochester, MI 248- 651-9641

McClintock, Watson L. Memorial Feb 10,2008 at 10:45 AM at Mariner United Methodist Church. 7079 Mariner Blvd.He is survived by his loving wife of 62 yrs, Alberta & nephew, Neil McClintock of South Carolina.

MILLER, Paul Alonzo 87, of Wesley Chapel, died Jan. 29, 2008. Survived by wife, Betty; sons, Paul, Lyle, Rick; daughters, Debbie and Penny; and 3 siblings. www.macdonaldfuneral.com

MOELLER, Carole 80, passed away Feb. 1, 2008, and has entered the Kingdom of Heaven. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Stowers Funeral Home 813-689-1211

MORAN, Nicholas "Nick" James of Holiday, FL, born Aug. 26, 1934 in Boston, MA, died unexpectedly Jan. 31, 2008 at the Mease Countryside Hospital of Safety Harbor. He leaves his wife, Helene Aliferis Moran, whom he married in 1964; daughters, Cheri and her husband Michael Awe, Dr. Kristi Moran and her husband Dr. George Blett; and sons, Dean Moran, Bill Moran and his wife Heather; and two grandsons, Andrew Nicholas Moran and Dimitri George Blett. He also leaves his sister Martha Moran; and brother Theodoros Moran and his wife Sophia; nieces Demetra Moran, Despina Moran; goddaughter Aliese Moran; and cousins, nieces and nephews in and around the Greater Boston area. He also leaves Harriet Stefanou Bletzer, who looked to him as a dad for guidance and support. In addition to many close friends, he leaves his best friend, Eric Savidakis and wife Anna. They mutually respected and considered each other as brothers. He earned an aeronautical engineering associate's degree at Wentworth Institute (1957), a bachelor's of Industrial Arts Education at Central Connecticut State Teachers College (1964), a master's of Vocational Education at Central Connecticut State College (1968), and a 6th year degree in Media and Library Sciences at the University of Connecticut (1974). He took an early retirement from the Hartford Public Schools in 1992 having worked as an industrial arts teacher, media arts specialist and librarian. He was initiated to the AHEPA, (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) Chapter #58, in 1972 where he served as a chaplain. He also served on the Board of Directors at the AHEPA Inc., Wethersfield, CT. As a member of the Benevolent Assn. he served on the auditing committee. As a young teenager, Nick began his dedication and commitment to the Greek Orthodox Church serving as an altar boy at the Cathedral of Boston, under the guidance of Father Jake, who later was elevated and known as Archbishop Iakovos. Nick was a highly energetic, spirited man who always had a joke to tell or a song to sing triggered by a name or any word in conversation. Nick used his time, treasures and talents to help his brothers and sisters in Christ at several church communities in Connecticut in addition to his Beloved Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Tarpon Springs. Nick was a TRUE Steward of the Greek Orthodox Church. Until about 5 years ago, he also volunteered his skills at St. George of New Port Richey and Holy Trinity of Clearwater. Nick and his trusted 4-legged companion, Sousou, were well known throughout the St. Nicholas Cathedral community. Nick was an integral part of the Annual Festival at St Nicholas Cathedral and at the Annual Epiphany Celebration. Every May Nick and Sousou would drive north to Connecticut to set up and trouble shoot at the church festivals of St. George, New Britain, St, George Cathedral, Hartford, St. Demetrios, Bristol, St. Nicholas, Enfield where his arrival was anticipated and was greeted with open arms. He was honored many times receiving the following awards: from the Hellenic Benevolent Assn., an award for his work and dedication to the organization (2004); from St. Nicholas Cathedral, The Father of the Year Award (2001), The Philanthropy Award for his services every year to the Epiphany Celebration (2007); from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Medal of St. Paul (2004) at St. George Cathedral, Hartford, he was recognized as a Church Archon. Nick will be waked at St. Nicholas Cathedral of Tarpon Springs on Monday, Feb. 4th from 5-8 pm, with a Trisagion Service at 7:30 pm. In his honor, the Philoptochos Society of St. Nicholas Cathedral, an organization where Nick shared his skills, talents and humor to help its charities, is hosting and serving a coffee reception following the Trisagion. Funeral services will be held at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Tuesday, Feb. 5th at ll am. He will be laid to rest at Cycadia Cemetery, Tarpon Springs, followed by the traditional Markaria, being provided in his honor by the Hellenic Benevolent Assn. and served at their hall. In lieu of flowers, in Tarpon Springs, donations can be made to St. Nicholas Cathedral, Building Fund, to the St. Nicholas Philoptochos Society, or to the Hellenic Benevolent Assn.; in New Britain, CT, St. George Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund; and in Hartford, CT, a scholarship, in his name, will be established at the St. George Cathedral.

MORAN, Nicholas "Nick" James of Holiday, FL, born Aug. 26, 1934 in Boston, MA, died unexpectedly Jan. 31, 2008 at the Mease Countryside Hospital of Safety Harbor. He leaves his wife, Helene Aliferis Moran, whom he married in 1964; daughters, Cheri and her husband Michael Awe, Dr. Kristi Moran and her husband Dr. George Blett; and sons, Dean Moran, Bill Moran and his wife Heather; and two grandsons, Andrew Nicholas Moran and Dimitri George Blett. He also leaves his sister Martha Moran; and brother Theodoros Moran and his wife Sophia; nieces Demetra Moran, Despina Moran; goddaughter Aliese Moran; and cousins, nieces and nephews in and around the Greater Boston area. He also leaves Harriet Stefanou Bletzer, who looked to him as a dad for guidance and support. In addition to many close friends, he leaves his best friend, Eric Savidakis and wife Anna. They mutually respected and considered each other as brothers. He earned an aeronautical engineering associate's degree at Wentworth Institute (1957), a bachelor's of Industrial Arts Education at Central Connecticut State Teachers College (1964), a master's of Vocational Education at Central Connecticut State College (1968), and a 6th year degree in Media and Library Sciences at the University of Connecticut (1974). He took an early retirement from the Hartford Public Schools in 1992 having worked as an industrial arts teacher, media arts specialist and librarian. He was initiated to the AHEPA, (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) Chapter #58, in 1972 where he served as a chaplain. He also served on the Board of Directors at the AHEPA Inc., Wethersfield, CT. As a member of the Benevolent Assn. he served on the auditing committee. As a young teenager, Nick began his dedication and commitment to the Greek Orthodox Church serving as an altar boy at the Cathedral of Boston, under the guidance of Father Jake, who later was elevated and known as Archbishop Iakovos. Nick was a highly energetic, spirited man who always had a joke to tell or a song to sing triggered by a name or any word in conversation. Nick used his time, treasures and talents to help his brothers and sisters in Christ at several church communities in Connecticut in addition to his Beloved Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Tarpon Springs. Nick was a TRUE Steward of the Greek Orthodox Church. Until about 5 years ago, he also volunteered his skills at St. George of New Port Richey and Holy Trinity of Clearwater. Nick and his trusted 4-legged companion, Sousou, were well known throughout the St. Nicholas Cathedral community. Nick was an integral part of the Annual Festival at St Nicholas Cathedral and at the Annual Epiphany Celebration. Every May Nick and Sousou would drive north to Connecticut to set up and trouble shoot at the church festivals of St. George, New Britain, St, George Cathedral, Hartford, St. Demetrios, Bristol, St. Nicholas, Enfield where his arrival was anticipated and was greeted with open arms. He was honored many times receiving the following awards: from the Hellenic Benevolent Assn., an award for his work and dedication to the organization (2004); from St. Nicholas Cathedral, The Father of the Year Award (2001), The Philanthropy Award for his services every year to the Epiphany Celebration (2007); from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Medal of St. Paul (2004) at St. George Cathedral, Hartford, he was recognized as a Church Archon. Nick will be waked at St. Nicholas Cathedral of Tarpon Springs on Monday, Feb. 4th from 5-8 pm, with a Trisagion Service at 7:30 pm. In his honor, the Philoptochos Society of St. Nicholas Cathedral, an organization where Nick shared his skills, talents and humor to help its charities, is hosting and serving a coffee reception following the Trisagion. Funeral services will be held at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Tuesday, Feb. 5th at ll am. He will be laid to rest at Cycadia Cemetery, Tarpon Springs, followed by the traditional Markaria, being provided in his honor by the Hellenic Benevolent Assn. and served at their hall. In lieu of flowers, in Tarpon Springs, donations can be made to St. Nicholas Cathedral, Building Fund, to the St. Nicholas Philoptochos Society, or to the Hellenic Benevolent Assn.; in New Britain, CT, St. George Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund; and in Hartford, CT, a scholarship, in his name, will be established at the St. George Cathedral.

OBERKRESER, Joyce L. 74, of Clearwater, died Feb. 1, 2008. Survived by 1 son, 3 daughters, 2 sisters, 2 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable 727-517-2340

O'NEAL, Lillian Taylor infant, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 26, 2008. She is survived by her parents, Tommy O'Neal and Jennifer Williamson. Stowers - Brandon

PATON, John E. 87, passed away Jan. 29, 2008. Survived by wife of 62 years, Mary Rodriguez Paton; sons, John M., Robert W.; and loving family. Visit/sign memorial at: www.mem.com

PRICE, Lawrence H. "Larry" 84, of Palm Harbor, passed away Jan. 31, 2008. He is preceded in death by his son Scott Lawrence. Larry is survived by Carolyn, his wife of 63 years; son, Roger John & his wife Susan; daughter, Janet Louise Clemmons & her husband Gregory; daughter-in-law Kathy; and three grandchildren. A gathering will be held Monday, Feb. 4, from 1-1:30 pm, followed by a Memorial Service at 1:30 pm at Curlew Hills Funeral Home. Curlew Hills Funeral Home www.curlewhills.com 727-789-2000

RANKIN, Martha "Jean" 84, of Pinellas Park, peacefully passed away Jan. 28th at her home at Woodside Hospice Villas. She is survived by daughter Judy, son Pat, eight grandchildren and two great-granchildren. She was a lifetime member of VFW, Post 9272. Contributions can be made to Woodside Hospice.

ROBBINS, Lucy of Ormond Beach, died Jan. 31. Funeral Services 10 am, Feb. 4 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends today, from 3-5 pm at the funeral home.

SANBORN, Chloe Walker 87, passed away on Jan. 31, 2008. Born in Crystal City, Texas, on Jan. 9, 1921, she served in the Navy during WWII. She earned both a BS and Master's Degree in Education. She taught at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. She moved to St. Petersburg with her husband and mother in 1951. She worked at Goodwill Industries as a Program Coordinator for 30 years. She loved dogs and cats, reading, feeding birds and squirrels, and watching football on TV. She will be deeply missed by her friends at the Princess Martha, especially by her 4 adopted daughters, Jane, Julie, Denise, and Pam. Memorial donations may be made to Family Resources, 5180 62nd Ave. N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781. Online guestbook at: www.AndersonMcQueen.com

SASO, Mary Lou 74, of Clearwater, passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2008, at Hospice House Woodside. She was surrounded by her loving family. Mary Lou was born in Cleveland, OH. She met her husband at an International Tall Club meeting in Cleveland. They lived in Michigan for 24 years and moved to Clearwater from Royal Oak, MI, in 1980 with their whole family. Lou was employed at Boardmans in Countryside Mall and retired 15 years ago. She was a tall, beautiful woman with a great sense of humor. Lou enjoyed art, cooking, gardening, camping, bicycling, reading and her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Frank, of 50 years; and their 3 children, David, of Safety Harbor, Laura, of Palm Harbor and Mark, of Altamonte Springs; 6 grandchildren, Charlie, Robert, Katherine, Grant, Elaine and David; 1 sister, Betty, of California; and 7 nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be a church gathering to remember Mary Lou, 6:30-8:30 pm, Friday, Feb. 8, and a Funeral Mass on Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:30 am, followed by a reception at the parish center. Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Philippe Parkway, in Safety Harbor. In memory of Mary Lou, make donations to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. National Cremation Society Clearwater 727-536-0494

SCHMIDT, Adelaide C. 79, of Seminole, passed away at home, Monday, Jan. 21. Adelaide, affectionately known as "Tiger," was born March 30, 1928, in Philadelphia, PA, to parents Lillian May North and Clarence Ralph Carpenter. She graduated from the Jersey City Medical Center School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1948, where she was accepted into the prestigious Army Cadet Nursing program. She practiced nursing in social service, private duty, educational, and institutional settings. Living in New Jersey and Florida, she worked at several hospitals, including: Orange Memorial, Tampa General, and Sun Coast, from which she retired. Along with her husband, William Sr., she raised their three children in Seminole, where they were members of Faith Presbyterian Church. She is preceded in death by both of her parents; a brother, Clarence Ralph Carpenter; a sister, Loretta Carpenter; and her husband, the love of her life, William J. Schmidt Sr. A dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, she is survived by her three children, daughter, Rev. Lynda S. Hergenrather, of Alexandria, VA, and sons, Jeffrey W. Schmidt and William J. Schmidt Jr., both of St. Petersburg; grandson, Jason A. Schmidt, of Seminole; sister-in-law, Betty Lou Paine, of Bridgewater, NJ; ex-husband, Leonard Francis Stevenson; and ex-daughter-in-law (and loving friend), Dolores G. Davis, and husband, Rex, both of Seminole. A family Memorial Service and interment at the Bay Pines National Cemetery will take place in March. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. E. James Reese Funeral Home

SCOTT, Robert T. passed away Jan. 29, 2008, in Brandon. Survived by wife, Jane; children, Suzanne, Roger, Carol; and 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Florida Mortuary

SELLERS, Aubrey J. 55, Dade City, died Feb. 2, 2008. Survived by his children, siblings many grandchildren. Service 2 pm Monday at Hodges Family Funeral Home. Visitation hour prior to service.

SEROCKI, William "Bill" 58, of Hudson, died Jan. 27. Survived by daughter, Genine; son, William; four brothers and one sister. Dobies Funeral Home Hudson/727-868-4441

TOTTEN, John F. age 41, of Gaylord, MI, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. He is survived by his wife, Annaliese; 4 children and one on the way; parents, Tim and Dorothy Totten, of Hudson, FL; and sister, Debi Spicer, of Hudson, FL. Funeral Services will be Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 pm, from the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church. Visitation is at church on Sunday 2 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to a fund established for the Totten children, through the Nelson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734. You may share condolences at www.nelsonsfuneralhome.com

TURNER, Emma Jean died Jan. 24, 2008, She is survived by her husband, William (Bill) who gave her 55 years of true love and happiness, and a beautiful family; her children, Diane Charles, of Seminole, Anne Turner-Henson and son-in-law, Bobby of Birmingham, AL, Kathy Gross and husband, Mike, of Seminole and John Dean Turner and wife, Beth, of Palm Harbor. Jean and Bill have 19 grandchildren; and 8 great- grandchildren who they dearly love and cherish. Jean is also survived by 2 brothers, John Petras, of Westlake, OH, Victor and sister-in-law, Ruth Petras, of Parma Heights, OH; and a host of aunts, unlces, cousins, nieces and nephews in Slovakia, as well as many dear friends. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and a member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Largo. Jean retired from the Pinellas County School System after 18 years of dedicated service to the children of Pinellas County. She was a volunteer for the Community Care Ministry, St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen and a volunteer caregiver. Jean was honored to address wedding invitations for her daughter Anne and grandchildren's weddings. Her handwriting was superb. She loved to bake Slovak Kolace, cross stitch and play bridge. A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Cemetery on US 19 and 118th Ave. in Pinellas County on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at 2 pm, Father Ted, her dearest friend, will conduct the Memorial Service. Jean requested memorial donations in her name to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000 www.curlewhills.com

WEAVER, Elizabeth "Betty" 89, of Seminole, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Seminole Nursing Pavillion. Born in Berlin, CT, she moved here in 1992 from Homestead, FL. She retired as a secretary with National Society of Professional Engineers in Washington, DC. She is survived by her son Michael and his wife Gayle, Sanford, NC; 2 grandchildren, Aaron Weaver, Crownsville, MD, and Karin Flanagan, Cascade, MD; 7 great-grand-children, Michael Ketcham, Joshua Weaver & Kadance Weaver, all of Crownsville, and Cyndal Flanagan, Jeannette Flanagan, Fiona Flanagan and Emylee Calhoun, all of Cascade. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Visit the family's online Guestbook @ www.AndersonMcQueen.com Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home Tyrone Chapel 727-347-6636

WILBURN, Edward K. "Lucky" of Clearwater, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. He came to Florida from the Panama Canal Zone where he was employed since 1940 with the Panama Canal Company and retired as a Tug Boat Captain before moving to Clearwater in 1977. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn on July 28, 1920, and was predeceased by two wives, Edna and Katherine. He is survived by his stepdaughter, Sarah Fitzpatrick; brother, Joe Wilburn; numerous nieces nephews; grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and best friend Jan Humphreys. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11 am at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992

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.

WILSON, Nancy passed away Feb. 1, 2008, on her 79th birthday. Nancy is survived by her loving family. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel Largo, FL 727-562-2080

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