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AUMAN, John F. "Jack" 85, died Feb 2, 2008. Born in Port Trevorton, PA, he came to St. Petersburg in 1958. He was married to Grace for 62 years before her death in May 2006. He and Grace were co-owners of Gulfport Beach Bazaar before retiring in 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Sue Strauss; a son, William; a brother, Charles; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 1-2 pm followed by a Funeral Service at 2 pm. Donations may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast in his memory. Memorial Park Funeral Home 727-528-1200

AZZARELLO, Lawrence 88, passed away at home in Clearwater, Saturday, Feb. 2. He is survived by his devoted wife Alice of 60 years; his son Ron and his wife Cathy; step-granddaughters Lacy and Kelli; nephews Jack, Larry and Ray; nieces Arlene and Shirley. Larry graduated LTHS, LaGrange, IL. While playing baseball for the Cleveland Indians he was drafted and served in WWII. He was a lifetime member of Amvets and the VFW. Larry retired from Electro-Motive of General Motors as a Millwright after 35 years. The family will receive friends on Monday 5-7 pm at Memorial Park Funeral Home where a service will be held Tuesday at 10 am. In lieu of flowers make donations to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th Street North St Petersburg, Florida 33709

BARNETTE, Stella Pearl 84, of Brooksville, died Jan. 29. Survived by son, Wayne; 2 granddaughters and 8 great grandchildren. Dobies Funeral Home Hudson 727-868-4441

BROWN, Delores 73 of St. Petersburg, died on Feb. 1, 2008 at her residence. A native of St. Petersburg. She was a home health care aide at Bayada Nursing Health Care, retiring after 20 years of service and attended Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and decorating. Survived by daughters, Lena Jones, Florene Baker and Jacqueline Moore; sons, James Walker, Jr. (Nancy), Andrew and Steven Walker; brother, Herman Reed; sisters, Doretha and Helen Reed; nephew Jimmy Williams; host of grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral service Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 1 pm at: Smith Funeral Home Chapel 727-894-2266 Obituary/guestbook

D'AMBROSIO, Robert 60, of Largo, passed away Feb. 1, 2008, at Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Pinellas Park. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Largo in 2000, from Folcroft, PA. He was a machinist with Molex, St. Petersburg. He is survived by his sons, Robert (Marcy) and their children, Merissa and Gavin, Joseph, Jeffrey (Hefziba); sister, Liberta (Lou) Guarini; niece, Terry (Keith) Vassalotti, and their sons, Matthew and David; nephew, Louis (Teri) Guarini, and their daughters, Amanda and Maggie. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760. A Memorial Service will be 11 am, Tuesday, at Moss-Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel Largo/727-562-2080

DENNIS, Denise 35, of Holiday, died Feb. 1. She moved to Florida in 1999, from her native Keene, NH. She was a wife, mother and homemaker. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and was a volunteer at their school. Survivors include her husband of 6-1/2 years, Mike; 2 daughters, Bianca and Gianna; parents, Gary and Dee Dee Chilson, of Keene, NH; mothers in law, Pat Dennis and Camille Cash, both of New Port Richey; father in law, Robert Dennis and mother in law, Barbara Dennis, both of Brooklyn, NY; numerous cousins and lots of friends. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, with the Funeral Service Wednesday 2 pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, Tarpon Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family of Denise Dennis c/o Regions Bank. Dobies Funeral Home-Holiday 727-937-7555

FINLEY, Valiere A. 76, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 2, 2008. Survived by a sister, 2 daughters,3 grandsons. Abbey Affordable Cremation 727-517-2340

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.

HOLCOMB, Peggy P. 82, of Palm Harbor, died Feb. 2, She was born in Chickasaw, OK, and moved here in 1998, from Houston, TX. She was a homemaker and member of First Presbyterian of Houston, TX. She is survived by her daughter, Claudia (Jack) Alwood, New Port Richey; son, Ted Holcomb III, New Port Richey; sister, Mary Jones, Billings, MT; 3 grandchildren, Josh, Andrew and Ben. Dobies Funeral Home-Tarpon 727-942-0515

HUNTER, Elizabeth A. "Betty" 70, of Brooksville, died Feb. 1, 2008. Born in Stuttgart, AR, she came here 36 years ago from Blytheville, AR. She retired from the Hernando County School Board as a teacher; she was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Ladies Auxiliary; First United Methodist Church of Brooksville; United Methodist Women and Women Serving God. Survivors include her husband, Julius W. "JW" Hunter, Sr. ; sons, Julius W. "Jay" Hunter, Jr. of Tallahassee, and Sam R. Hunter of Weeki Wachee; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Memorial Services will be conducted 2 pm, Tues., Feb., 5, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church of Brooksville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Merritt FH/Brooksville Chapel (352) 796-6699

IMPERATO, Salvatore "Sal" passed on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Memorial Service Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 am, at Timber Pines Country Club. Brewer & Sons/Seven Hills Chapel 352-688-4991

KEARNEY, Donald 75, of Tampa, passed away Feb. 1, 2008. There will be a Celebration of Life Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 11 am at Serenity Meadows FH/Riverview 813-677-9494

KEENER, Dorothy Morgan of Largo, died Jan. 30, 2008 at Sabal Palms Health Care Center of congestive heart failure. She was born in Chillicothe, OH and moved to Forestbrook condos in 1977 from Brookville, near Dayton. She was the office manager to Keener-Delinger Olds in Brookville. She was dedicated to keeping things on track, and served many years as secretary of the Forestbook condominiums. Dorothy was very active in her golden years, participating in many activities at St. Paul Methodist Church of Largo, and many other groups, especially enjoying mah-jongg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Keener, after a marriage of 68 years. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanine K. Mingos and son-in-law, John Mingos of Potomac, MD. A memorial service will be held at Regal Palms in Largo at 2 pm on Feb. 12, 2008. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children Burn Unit, 3229 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095 Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000

KEYSER, Ann Marie 67, of Brooksville, died Saturday, Feb. 2. She is survived by her loving family and large family of friends. Turner FH/352-796-9661

KIRKBRIDE, Pauline M. 94, of Largo, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 in Manor Care of Dunedin. Pauline was born Sept. 22, 1913 in La Plata, MO. In 1974 she moved to this area from Evansville, IN. She was a member of the Anona United Methodist Church. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Kirkbride. Surviving is a son, Dale (Bonnie) Kirkbride of Raleigh, NC; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren along with 1 sister, Rosemary Sarver of Pekin, IL. Friends are calling from 8:30-9:30 am at the Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd. Largo, FL. Graveside services will be at 9:30 am at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the donors choice.

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.

McNULTY, Sarah A. 81, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 1, 2008. She was born in Chicago, IL and came here in 1970. Survived and loved by her daughter, Charmain Zordan and her husband, Richard; her son, Dale Malesh and his wife, Nedhal; her sister, Pat Barten and her husband, Pete; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 2 pm at: Reese Funeral Home 6767 Seminole Blvd.

MORAN, Nicholas 73, of Holiday, died Jan. 31. A trisagion service will be held Tuesday, 10:30 am at Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon with funeral service at 11 am at St. Nicholas. Burial will follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Dobies Funeral Home

NESI, Donna Lois 69, of New Port Richey, died Feb. 2. Survived by daughter, Kim; son, Albert; siblings, Clara, Elizabeth, John, Joseph, Rose, Patricia; 4 grandchildren. Dobies FH Congress St.

OXENDINE, Vivian R. West 67, died Feb. 1. Survived by 2 daughters, 3 sisters. Services will be 10 am. Feb. 7 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. Interment at Florida National Cemetery.

REEVES, Irving 82, of Port Richey, died Feb. 2. Survived by wife, Virginia. He was the retired owner of R & R Trophy Co. Dobies Funeral Home Congress St. 727-841-7555

SCOTT, Marina R. 87, died Jan. 28, 2008. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Hugh; survived by her family. Mass on Feb. 7 at 2 pm in the Chapel at Christ the King Church.

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.

SHEREMETA, Sally L. 66, of Safety Harbor, died Feb. 2. A retired preschool teacher at Rainbow of Love, Clearwater. Survived by daughter, siblings, ex husband. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday

STRAKA, Donald A. 72, of Tampa, died Feb. 3, 2008. Loving father of Steven, Nancy and Susan, he is also survived by his mother, Marie. Affinity Cremation 813-684-7500

SUTTON, Phyllis Harriet 85, of Clearwater, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. Born in Barre, VT, in 1922, she moved to FL in 1984, from Rouses Point, NY. She graduated from high school and attended college in Plattsburgh, NY. She was an Army Nurse Cadet, librarian, and member of the YMCA and St. Cecilia's Parish. She developed loyal and loving relationships with family and friends wherever she lived or traveled. She loved gardening & cooking, especially using her own fresh vegetables. She took pleasure in square dancing, crocheting, and reading. She is survived by her husband, Vincent; 6 children, James, Michael, Barbara, Steven, Cynthia, and Karen; 6 grandchildren; and 5 brothers and sisters. Gathering will be 1:30 pm and Service will be 2 pm on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Rhodes Funeral Directors, 800 Druid Road East, Clearwater, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Soaring Eagle, PO Box 879, Billings, MT 59103.

YOUNG, Robert B. 56, of New Port Richey, died Feb. 2. Survived by wife, Marsha; children, Robert, Jesse, Jacob, Robin; mother, Clarice; 2 sisters; 8 grands. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson

ZUEHLKE, Helen Ebert 95, of Clearwater, passed away Feb. 3, 2008, at Manor Care of Dunedin. She is survived by her loving family. National Cremation Society 727-536-0494