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ABDALLAH, Michael James Sr. died Feb. 3. Survived by wife, Bridgett, and his loving family. Service Monday at 7 pm at the funeral home. Loyless Funeral Home 813-996-6610

ALEXANDROFF, Calliope 85, of Hudson, died Feb. 3. She moved to Florida in 1964 and was a homemaker, and Greek Orthodox. Survived by son, John; and grandson, Ian. National Cremation Society

BAKER, Howard D. 89, of St. Petersburg, passed away Feb. 4, 2008. He is survived by his loving family. ALifeTribute Largo Chapel 727-559-7793

BONHAM, Dennis 61, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 30. He is survived by 3 sons, Craig Bonham, David Thomas, Thomas Thomas. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport Chapel

BRANCATO, Marie D. 84 of Palm Harbor, passed away Feb. 4, 2008. She is survived by her son, Joseph Brancato; daughter, Theresa Balestriere (Daniel); sister, Theresa Montgomery; grandchildren, David (Marisa), Richard (Maria) and Dominic. Great-Grandson, Michael. Visitation will be held on Feb. 8, 2008 from 9:30 to 10:30 am, followed by a funeral service at St. Luke's Evangelist Catholic Church at 10:30 am. Moss Feaster Palm Harbor Chapel 727-562-2090

CASEY, John Hugh "Jack" 53, of Oak Ridge, TN, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 2, 2008, at his home, following a long, courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held on Feb. 6, 2008, at 6 pm at Weatherford Mortuary. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 46 pm at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge, TN. Online gue stbook can be signed at: www. weatherfordmortuary.com. Weatherford Mortuary 865-482-2464

CHILDS, Rosemarie K. 80, passed away Feb. 3, 2008. She worked at ECI for over 27 years. She was a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and a member of UAW. She is survived by her son, Ralph Stephenson; 3 daughters, Betsy Richardson, Joann Boone and Lynn Ludwig; her sister, Ruth Carmody; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave., Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 6-8 pm. Funeral mass will be Thursday, Feb. 7 at 10 am at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Online memorial & guestbook @ www.brettfuneralhome.net Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services 321-3321

CIMINO, Daniel E. 50, of Spring Hill, died Feb. 3, 2008. He is survived by his loving family. Turner FH/352-796-9661 turnerfuneralandcremation.com

CLARK, Susyn D. 48, of Pinellas Park, died Jan. 31, 2008. Survived by sister, Michele T. Savastuk, Acworth, GA; a niece and nephew. Abbey Affordable Largo 727-517-2340

CONTRERAS, Enrique 93, of Oldsmar, died Feb. 2. A member of the Gull Aire Village Shuffle Board Team, he is survived by his companion, Dorothy Sandrin & family. National Cremation Society

CORBEIL, Barbara T. 81, of Palm Harbor, died Jan. 31, 2008. She is survived by her son, Steve; and her daughter, Mary Ann Wiley. Curlew Hills Funeral Home www.curlewhills.com

CURRAN, LeRoy J. "Roy" 72, of St. Petersburg, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, under hospice care. born in St. Louis, MO, he moved to Florida in 1972. He served in the Army for 3 years, 2 years in Germany. He worked for McDonnell Douglas Space Center for 16 years and the Tempest Computer Co., retiring in 1997. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; 3 children; 4 step children; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the American Legion Post 252, Five Towns Men's Club, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Feb. 15, 2008, at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.

CURRELLY, Charles Frederick "Joe" 76, Holiday, died Feb. 4, 2008, at Gulfside Regional Hospice at Sunset Bay. He was born in Guelph, Canada and came here in 1968 from Detroit. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and worked as Southwest Pasco County Fire Chief and Public Safety Director and as Pasco County Tax Appraiser. He was a 50 year mason and member of Tarpon Lodge #112 F&AM and VFW Post 10167. Survived by wife of 49 years, Honnalore, Holiday; 2 sons, Brad (Lynn) and Randy (Anne), both of Tarpon Springs. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Gulfside Regional Hospice. Vinson Funeral Home Tarpon Springs, 727-937-6111

CURTI, James W. 80, born in Providence, RI. He came to Florida in 1951. Retired from GTE after 36 years. He was a donor with the Florida Blood Service. James was a North China Marine WWII. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; son, Kevin; daughter, Elizabeth Smith; grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He also had two brothers, George and Charles, in RI; and a sister, Margaret. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11 am at St. Michael's, SR 52, Hudson. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 5-7 pm at National Cremation Society, 13011 US 19, Hudson. Burial at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Donations made to Hernando Pasco Hospice.

CUTLER, Dena 99, of Seminole, died Feb. 5. Survived by 2 sons, Donald E. & Theodore J.; 4 grandchildren; & 3 great-grandchildren. Royal Palm North Funeral Chapel 727-577-0599

DABALDO, Frank 91, of Hudson, died Feb. 2. He came here 30 years ago from his native Detroit, MI, where he worked for Ford Motor Company. He was a US Army veteran of WWII, and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Mary; 3 daughters, Jacqueline Fiori, Palm Harbor, Sandra Krisfalusi, Warren, MI, Denise Van Hoesen, Bayonet Point; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 12 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Faupel Funeral Home 727-849-9964

DANIEL, Wilbur F. "Pete" 87, of Dunedin, died Feb. 4, 2008. Survived by sister, Ruth Dawn; 6 nephews, several great nieces and nephews. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000

Derek A. Brown, 44, passed away, Jan. 29, 2008 at Hospice, he is survived by mother, Phyllis, sister Belinda, son Walker and grandson. Services are on Feb. 9th at 2:00pm at Turner Funeral Home, followed by a meeting afterwards at 1st United Methodist Church of Brooksville.

DeSHANO, Betty Lee 79, of Port Richey, died Feb. 3, 2008, in Michigan. Devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Loved by all she touched and will be missed by many. Wife of 62 years to Lou; mother of Bruce (Jenna Adamek); grandmother of Nicholas (Renee); mother-in-law of Marilyn; sister to 8 brothers, and 8 sisters. No services will be held. A very special thank you to Heartland Hospice for all of their compassionate care in Betty's last weeks. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Heartland Hospice of Bad Axe, 1171 S Van Dyke, Bad Axe, MI 48413. Champagne Funeral Chapel

DIRDA, Neni A. 81, of Hudson, died Feb. 3, 2008 at Hernando Pasco Hospice. Survived by husband, Joseph; son, Gregory (Dora).

DOWD, Patrick G. Jr. 94, of Dunedin, died Feb. 4, 2008. He moved here in 1979 from Chattanooga, TN. During WWII, he was an accounting clerk. After leaving the Army, he was as interviewer for Tennessee Employment Security. In Tennessee, Patrick was a Deacon for the Seminole Ave. Baptist Church in Chattanooga. He was a member of North Dunedin Baptist Church in Dunedin. He is survived by Mae Belle, his wife of 66 years; son, Charles Patrick Dowd; and daughter, Margaret Anita Dowd. A visitation will be held on Feb. 8, 2008 from 1-2 pm with a funeral service to follow at 2 pm. The interment will take place following the service. Curlew Hills Funeral Home www.curlewhills.com 727-789-2000

ECON, Evangeline Angela 49, of Port Richey, died Feb. 3. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 11 am at: Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home 5228 Trouble Creek Road 727-845-1957

ENTZ, Allan Jr. 72, died Jan. 9, 2008, at South Heritage Center. He graduated from UF and taught school in Florida and California. He loved bridge and theatre. Survivors included sister, Janet Chase; and 3 nephews. A Graveside Service will be Feb. 9, 1 pm at Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760.

FLETCHER, Nellie Mae 93, of Seminole, died Jan. 31, 2008, at Seminole Nursing Pavillion. Born in Atlanta, GA, she spent most of her life in Miami, 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 will be in Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Hospice. Mohn Funeral Home 727-393-3481

GARDNER, James F. 79, of Pinellas Park, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Spruce pine, NC, came here in 1987 from Riverdale, MD. He was the Owner of Gardner's Communications in Hyattsville, MD. He was a member of Gideons International and an active member of Liberty Baptist Church. He is survived by 5 daughters, Patricia Ann Sherman, of Johnston, RI, Mildred F. DuVall of Chester, MD, Sandra J. Flaherty, of Swan Point, MD, Shyrel M. Matthews, of Crownsville, MD, Faye Haymans, of North Beach, MD; 2 sons, Robert J. Gardner, of Hagerstown, MD, Randy V. Pomfrey, of Crofton, MD; 1 brother, Carl Gardner, of McLean, VA; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Mildred; a son, James, and a granddaughter, Sarah. Services and interment will be in Bowie, MD with a Memorial Service at Liberty Baptist Church in St. Petersburg at a later date. Online memorial and guestbook at: www.gunterfuneralhome.com. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-528-2880

GEERER, Richard Joseph "Tiny", 47, of Tampa, passed away Feb. 2, 2008. He is survived by his loving family. For information on services, call Macdonald Funeral Home Tampa, FL 813-933-4950

GILLILAND, Patti A. 79, of Largo, died Feb. 1, 2008. Survived by son, Eddie Gilliland, of Largo. Holloway Funeral Home Oldsmar 813-855-2439

GOLOMB, Florence B. 91, of Clearwater, and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, died Feb. 5, 2008, at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. Born Oct. 9, 1916 in Pittsburgh, daughter of Joseph and Bella Brand. Married for 53 years to the late Norman Golomb, M.D., and lived most of that time in Monongahela, PA, where Norman was in medical practice and she was an active member of the community. Devoted mother of Roger (Lorraine) Golomb, M.D., Eliot (Linda) Golomb, and Lois (Nigel) Treloar; sister of Shirley Stearns, and the late Erwin Brand; sister-in-law of Florence Fralin. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, of whom she was very proud; and by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held on Feb. 6 at Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 South Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 33764. Graveside services will be held at Ahavath Achim Cemetery, Green Oak Drive, Kennedy Township, PA, on Friday, Feb. 8. Family will gather at the home of Lois and Nigel Treloar, 1151 Folkstone Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norman Golomb Scholarship Fund of Mon Vale Health Foundation, 1163 Country Club Road, Monongahela, PA 15063.

GOUR, Agnes H. 94, of Spring Hill, died Feb. 3, 2008. She is survived by her loving family. Turner FH/352-796-9661 Turnerfuneralandcremation.com

GRAY, Mertie Van Epps 96, of Palm Harbor, died Feb. 4 at St. Marks Village. Survived by 1 son, James H. Gray of Cumming, GA; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grand children. NCS Clearwater

HARN, Joseph P. 79, of Clearwater, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at home under hospice care. Born in Clearwater, he was the grandson of Pinellas County Pioneer James Yulee Harn who moved here in the 1850s. Joe graduated from Clearwater High School class of '47 and attended Florida Southern College. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He was the co-owner and vice president of Glass Service Co., 1949-1985. His memberships include Union Street Methodist Church, Clearwater; associate member of Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesville, NC, and West Coast Wood Turners. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ailene; sons, Joseph Michael & Kenneth, both of Clearwater; daughter, Karen Thomas; 2 granddaughters, Rachel and Leah Thomas; and 1 great-granddaughter, Addison Stewart, all of Ocala. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 8, 1 pm till service time at 2 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rousseau Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Belcher Road Chapel Clearwater 727-562-2070

HARRIS, Mildred I. 84, of Kenneth City, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2008. She was born in Detroit, MI, and came here in 1948, from Mt. Carmel, IL. She and her husband were very active in local square dancing clubs and they were avid campers and were members of Sunny C's Champion Motor Home Club. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry W. and Rae Harris; her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra E. and Tom Malone; 4 grandchildren, Christie Stryker, Richard Briske, Christopher Harris, and Cheryl Briske; and 6 great grandchildren, Taylor, Jaymie, & Ava Stryker, Jordan & Taylor Briske, and Braedon Lloyd Harris. She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Lloyd C. Harris. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Centers-Tyrone Chapel, 7820 38 Ave. N. The family requests that memorial donations be sent to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clear- water, FL 33760. Visit the family's personalized online guestbook @ www.AndersonMcQueen.com. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home Tyrone Chapel/727-347-6636

HENSEL, Dorothy G. 87, of St. Petersburg, passed away Feb. 4, 2008 at the Lakeview House in St. Petersburg.

HIGGINBOTHAM, Catherine Agnus, 84, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. She was preceeded in death by her husband Jack Higginbotham. There will be a viewing at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave. on Monday Feb. 11, 2008 at 10 am with a prayer service at 11:30 am followed by interment at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services 321 - 3321

HINES, Ann Groover 83, of St. Petersburg, passed away at home on Feb. 3, 2008. Ann was born on Oct. 16, 1924, in Valdosta, GA, and was raised in Jacksonville, FL. After graduating from Landon High School, she worked for the American National Bank and attended Jacksonville Junior College. During this time she became a student pilot and soloed. At age 22, she met and married Andrew H. Hines Jr., of Alachua, FL. They were married for 60 years and raised four children. After four years living "up north," Ann and Andy moved back to their beloved Florida and settled in St. Petersburg in 1951 where they raised their family. Ann was active in the Lakewood Garden Circle and in Trinity United Methodist Church. She served as a Sunday school teacher, Church Council member and chair of the Women's Society for Christian Service. She also was a member of the Board of Directors for "Growth in Faith" and served in leadership capacities in several community Bible studies. One of Ann's Christian service highlights was going with a medical missionary team to Uganda inoculating children against measles and other diseases. Ann was also active in community service. She volunteered with the Christmas Toy Shop. Ann was a member of the Board of Trustees of All Children's Hospital where she also volunteered in the neonatal unit. She served on the Board of Trustees for St. Petersburg Junior College and especially enjoyed the student graduation ceremonies. Ann was well known for her kindness, hospitality, her loving, nurturing nature and her faithful service to her Lord and Savior, Jesus. She enjoyed her family and spending time with them, including boating, picnics, and family get togethers. She was loved greatly by her family and many friends. Ann is survived by her husband of 60 years, Andrew H. Hines Jr.; her children: son, A. Hampton Hines III and wife, Shelly, of St. Petersburg; daughter, Elizabeth Renee Dale and husband, Dave, of St. Petersburg; son, J. Bradford Hines and wife, Holly, of St. Petersburg; and son, Daniel Howland Hines and wife, Karen, of Lebanon, OH. She has 14 grandchildren, Becky, Mindy, Linda, Drew, Kara, Kate, Ann, Brad, Janice, Courtland, Will, James, Mary and Hampton (due in May). She is also survived by her brothers: Charles Groover, of Riverdale, FL, Danny Groover and wife, Rosie, of Jacksonville, and Jimmy Groover and wife, Shirley, of Broken Arrow, OK; sisters-in-law, Francis Kolner and husband, Jim, of Tallahassee; and Jane Hines, of St. Petersburg; and her aunt, Net Jones, of Gainesville, FL. A Gathering of friends will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, from 5-7 pm, at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home-NE St. Petersburg, 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday at 3 pm, at First United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg, 212 3rd Street North, followed by a reception in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the First Alliance Church of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg College Foundation, All Children's Hospital Foundation, or to a charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook at: www.andersonmcqueen.com. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes-NE St. Petersburg Chapel 727-822-2059

HOAGLAND, Charles F. Jr. of Hernando, died on Feb. 4, 2008. Survived by his loving family. Visit www. veteransfuneralcare.com for information. Veterans/727-467-0922

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 www.curlewhills.com 727-789-2000

KEETON, Irma R. 79, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 1, 2008. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute Largo Chapel 727-559-7793

KEITH, Kathleen L. died Feb. 2, 2008. She is survived by husband, Kenneth; 3 children. Memorial Service Saturday 4 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Loyless Funeral Home/996-6610

KELLEY, Joan of Holiday, died Feb. 4, 2008. Born Oct. 27, 1933 in Newark, NJ; moved to FL in 1979. Survived by daughter & son-in-law, Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Jack (Susan); grandchildren, Valerie Crawford, Meredith & Bridget Jack, of Nashville; a niece, Joan Terrell, of Port Richey; great-nephew, Michael Terrell and wife, Selena, of Hudson; great-nieces, Kristyn Williams, of Spring Hill, and Kaci Feret, of Port Richey; great-great-nieces, Alexa and Kyra Terrell, also of Hudson. Ms. Kelley was an active member of the Republican party and served as Republican Committee Woman in Pasco County and championing the "penny tax" for Pasco County Schools. Services to be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Holiday, Feb. 7, at 1 pm.

KEYS, Gertrude M. "Gert" of St. Petersburg, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Born in Cypress, FL, she came here in the 1960s. She was owner/director of La'Toy Daycare Center. She was a member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 10 years, Tommie Keys; 1 son, David Letthand; 1 stepson, Erwin Keys, both of St. Petersburg; 5 daughters, Cacetha Sims of Tallahassee, FL, Joyce Barnes, of Greenwood, FL, Cheryl Davis, Danna Jackson and Diana Scott; 1 stepdaughter, Asia Keys, all of St. Petersburg; 4 brothers, Robert L. Letthand, of St. Petersburg, Robert H. Letthand of Orlando, Willie Paul, of Lakeland, and Roy Lee Letthand, of Tallahassee; 3 sisters, Shirley Letthand, of Largo, Beverly Merritt and Joan Letthand, both of Cypress; 17 grandchildren; 6 great grands. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, 10 am, at Mt. Zion AME Church. Visitation Friday, Feb. 4, 2008, 3-8 pm. Family will receive friends 7-8 pm at the funeral home chapel. McRae Funeral Home 727-895-6005

KING, Rita U. 73, of Hudson, died Feb. 4. Survived by husband, Claude; children, Anthony, Anita, Vickie, Cynthia; 6 grand children; 3 brothers. Dobies Funeral Home-Hudson

KINKEAD, Carl E. 87, winter resident of Palm Harbor, died Feb. 1, 2008. Survived by Fred Kinkead and Dale Kinkead. Holloway Funeral Home Oldsmar/813-855-2439

KIRTLAND, Wilbur 92, of Largo, died Feb. 1, 2008. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryne Dempsey; 2 sons, James and Wilbur Jr.; a brother, Richard; 2 sisters, Dorothy and Ruth; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service 1 pm, Friday, Feb. 8 at Starkey Road Baptist Church in Largo.

KOVACS, Robert 80, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 3, at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Budapest, Hungary. He was an artist and is survived by 3 daughters. Eternal Rest Funeral Home

KOWENHOVEN, Harry C. 98, died Feb. 3, 2008, at Morton Plant Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a former professional baseball player. Harry was a 40 year resident of Florida and a member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church. He is survived by his son, Bill, and his wife, Virginia; 4 grand- children; and 6 great grand- children. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Brendan's Catholic Church on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, 10:30 am. Moss Feaster FH/Ft. Harrison 727-562-2000

KUBEC, Robert J. 80, of Largo, died Feb. 3, 2008. He is survived by a loving family. Arrangements by International Casket Urn Gallery Funeral Home, Clearwater 727-773-3020

LAMPROU, Emanuel S. Sr. 83, of Tarpon Springs, Died Feb. 4. A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 pm at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey

LEE, Ruth Marie 79, of New Port Richey, died Feb. 4. Survived by husband, Charles; children, George, Gene, John, Charles, Ruth Ann, Alma; 7 grandchildren. Dobies Funeral Home Holiday

LINGLE, Elizabeth "Betsy" 65, of Palm Harbor, died Feb. 3, 2008. Survived by husband, Roy; daughters, Jane and Linda Lingle; son, Roger Lingle; 1 granddaughter. Funeral services will be held 2 pm, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Lung Association. Holloway Funeral Home Oldsmar/813-855-2439

LYNCH, Neil Dennis of Clearwater, passed away Feb. 2, 2008. He is survived by his loving family. National Cremation Society Clearwater, FL 727-536-0494

MARMO, Ruth Mae 75, of Spring Hill, passed on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. Survived by 1 daughter; 2 sisters; 3 grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes Seven Hills Chapel/352-688-4991

MARTIN, Kathyrn Conaty "Kitty" of Dunedin, former ly of Largo, passed away Feb. 2, 2008. She is survived by her children, James Conaty, Thomas Conaty, Helene Burmylo, Kevin Conaty, and Kathy Hale; many loving grandchildren, stepchildren, great-grandchildren, step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at 6:30 pm at National Cremation Society, 4945 East Bay Dr., Clearwater, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to hospice of the Florida Suncoast. National Cremation Society Clearwater, FL/536-0494

MARTINEZ, Joseph A. 73, of Tarpon Springs, passed away Monday. Visitation at the funeral home Thursday, 5 pm; Services at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Spgs, noon. Moss Feaster/727-562-2090

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.

McCOOK, Mary Jefferson Moran, died Feb. 3, 2008, in St. Petersburg. She was 55. She is survived by her daughter, Tara McCook Segal, of Baton Rouge, LA. ALifeTribute Largo Chapel

McCURDY, Henry F. 77, passed away Feb. 3, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife, Velma Grace; he was the loving father of 4 sons and 4 daughters. He also helped raise 2 nephews. He is loving grandfather of 17 and great- grandfather of 20. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, Feb. 8 from 11-12:30 pm. A Graveside Service will be conducted at 1 pm at Calvary Cemetery. See complete obit at www.rlwilliams.com R. Lee Williams & Son 49th St. N 727-527-1177

MILTON, Andrew Jr. 49, of St. Petersburg, died on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 at Bayfront Medical Center He was born on March 16, 1958 at Mercy Hospital. Andrew worked for the City of St. Petersburg in Water Resources Department for 27 years. He is survived by his loving wife for 30 years, Nobie Milton, 2 daughters, Kimberly Bland and Lachandra Milton; and 1 son, Andrew Milton, III; 2 grandchildren, Diamonique and Cornelius Bland; 1 sister, Sheryl Page and a host of other family and friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 at Creal Funeral Home, 1940 7th Ave. S from 5-7 pm. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 at 3 pm at Dominion Worship Center 4016 12th Ave. s. Interment, Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Cortege, 10652-3rd Street N. Service by Creal Funeral Service Providers Alleviators of Grief

OPHAUG, Elvern M. Sr. "Vern" 93, of Palm Harbor, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2. Vern was born in Michigan City, ND, and moved to St. Petersburg in 1951, where he worked as an engineer at Babcock & Wilcox. He is prede-ceased by his wife of 55 years, Anne. He is survived by his two sons, Vern Jr. (Diane), Mark (Lydia); daughter, Kristine (Jerry); 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held at Moss Feaster Funeral Home in Palm Harbor on Thursday, Feb. 7, beginning at 10 am, followed by a Funeral Service at 11 am. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clearwater. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Vern's name to the American Cancer Society 3709 W. Jetton Avenue, Tampa, FL 33629.

PELKA, Auguste 101, passed away peacefully on Feb. 1, 2008, at the Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. For many years she had been a resident at the Town Shores Apartments located in Gulfport, where she had many friends. She is survived by her grandniece, Loralie Johnston; grandnephew, Gregory Gambert; great-grandniece, Rachael; great-grandnephew, Brandon; and many relatives residing in Germany.

QUARANTO, Steven A. 59, of Dunedin, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Mease Hospital Countryside. A native of Athol, MA, Steve moved to this area in 1972, from Miami. He was a certified automobile mechanic and a member of Cornerstone Christian Center, Dunedin. He was a former member of the Wyoming Antelope Club. Steven is survived by his wife of 10 years, Kathy; daughter, Melissa Cole, Mulberry, FL; sister, Pat Bean; and aunt, Shirley Swaine, both of Athol; 2 grandchildren. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Dunedin Chapel/727-562-2040

REARICK, Patti A. Gilliland 79, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, peacefully at home in Largo after a brief illness. She was born in Springfield, OH on Oct. 1, 1928, the daughter of the late Charles & Effie Perchment. In 1981, Patti retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 19 years of service. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Patti enjoyed spending time with family and friends, volunteering, Chinese food and traveling. She never knew a stranger and made friends wherever she went. Patti could be counted on to play cards at a moment's notice. She and her late husband, Ned R. Gilliland, relocated to Largo in 1982, where they spent their retirement years prior to his death in 1993. In 2001, Patti was joined with Paul Rearick of Durand, MI. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Karen & Jim Kaffenbarger, of Springfield; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin M. & Eleanor Gilliland, of Indianapolis, and Keith R. & Denise Gilliland, of Valparaiso, IN; a special niece and nephew, and their spouses, Connie (David) Heckler and Edward (Cathy) O'Brien; 2 stepchildren, Doug (Carol) Rearick and Sharon Rearick; 4 grandchildren, James Kaffenbarger, Ashley Vukovits, Bo & Libbie Gilliland; 4 step-grandchildren, Sheryl Dale, Jimmy Brandlien, Katie Rearick and the late Sherry Brewer; great-nephews, Jason Heckler, Paul, Erik and Keefe O'Brien; 5 great-grandchildren, Stephen, Austin, & Morgan Vukovits, Jack & Lucy Kaffenbarger. Funeral Services were held Feb. 5 at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, OH. A private burial was at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Hospice of Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760, or the American Diabetes Assn., P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com

REID, Robert Douglas Sr. "Bob" age 78, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. A Memorial service will be held at 11 am, Thursday, Feb. 7, at Grace Episcopal Church in the Mountains in Waynesville, NC. Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. For those who desire, an online register is available at "Obituaries" at: www.wellsfuneralhome.com

RICHARDS, Sandra L. 37, of Clearwater Beach, died Feb. 3, 2008. Survivors include her husband; father; mother; brother; and sister. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral/727-517-2340

ROUSSEAU, Carolyn R. age 84, of Spring Hill, died Feb. 5, 2008. A Memorial Service will be conducted 11 am, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 at Merritt Funeral Home Spring Hill Chapel

RUSSACK, Winifred P. 90, of Brooksville, passed away on Feb. 4. Survived by 3 daughters; 1 sister; 1 brother; many grandchildren. Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991

SALERNO, Vivian 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008. She came to St. Petersburg in 1955, from her native New York City, with her husband, Fred and 3 children. She worked for Phil Graham, Joe Maddox, Joe Scheff, Bryan Alan and the St. Petersburg Times, as an photo retouch artist for many years. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Survivors include her children Al, Sandi Biggs and RJ, all of St. Petersburg; 2 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at 11 am at Woodlawn Memory Gardens and a reception will follow. Online guestbook at: www.andersonmcqueen.com. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home N.E. St. Petersburg Chapel 727-822-2059

SANTIAGO, Elba 53, of New Port Richey, died Feb. 2. Survived by 3 sons; a daughter; her parents; a brother; and a sister. North Meadowlawn Funeral Home New Port Richey/727-849-9281

SEISSIAN, Felicidad 79, of Dunedin, died Feb 3, 2008. Survived by son, Philip; daughter, Amanda; 2 grand daughters, Tia and Kim; 1 great-granddaughter, Kayla. Curlew Hills Funeral Home

SHAW, Bradley T. Jr. "Brad" 79, of Clearwater, died Feb. 4. Survivors are his wife, Niza; 3 children; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Trinity Funeral Home New Port Richey 727-376-7824

SIDERS, Timothy W. 47, of Tampa, passed away Jan. 17, 2008. Survived by wife, Karen; children and grandchildren. Memorial Feb. 9, 2 pm at River Praise Church. floridamortuary.net

SMITH, Katherine M. 79, passed away Feb. 2, 2008. Survived by her loving family. Celebration of Life on Feb. 9, 11 am, at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home. For more info view: serenitymeadows.com

TAYLOR, Caroll Baillie died Jan. 29 in Jacksonville. Survived by children, Chris Atchison and Galen Chambers, Jacksonville; Debi Gulbrand, Sebring; siblings Gerald Baillie, Beaumont, TX, and Libby Baillie, Holiday. Memorial Services Feb. 9 at 10 am, Lakeshore Baptist Church, Jacksonville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to: Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4114 Sunbeam Road, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

THOMPSON, Paul J. 88, of Belleair Bluffs, passed away Feb. 3, 2008. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy, of 47 years and sons, Thomas Thompson (Kathy), Hendersonville, NC, Terry Joseph Thompson (Danielle), Zephyrhills; daughter, Vickie Thompson (Bruce), Pagosa Springs, CO, Patsy Adkins, Hilton Head, SC, Donna Knight (Robert), Palmer, TX, Shirley Hayes, Naples, FL, and Sharon Marino, Tampa; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grand children. Paul was born in Akron, OH, where he studied at the Akron Art Institute and had a life-long passion for art. He enlisted in the Army and served in WWII as a sergeant. He retired from Goodyear Tire in 1983 after 45 years as a band builder. They moved to Belleair Bluffs in 1989 and became a valued member of the Largo Smuppets performing puppet shows for children. He was loved by many friends and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a member of the Masonic Temple and the Anona United Methodist Church. Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, 5 pm, Anona United Methodist (North Chapel), 13233 Indian Rocks Rd., Largo, FL 727-595-2581. He requested donations in lieu of flowers go to: The Largo Smuppets, Largo Community Center, 65 4th St. NW, Largo, FL 33770, Attn: Warren Ankerberg.

TILMAN, Donald A. Jr. of Tampa, died on Feb. 2. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Feb. 7, 10:30 am at St. Paul Catholic Church. 12708 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa. Boza & Roel Funeral Home

TOSH, Lela Rockefeller 92, passed away Feb. 3, 2008 at Syracuse Home in Bald-winsville, NY. She had previously lived in Florida for 30 years. Mrs. Tosh was born in Schenectady, NY, the fourth daughter of Frank and Gertrude Rockefeller. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and SUNY Albany. Following several years with TerBush & Powell Insurance Agency, she taught in the Minetto Union School District. Mrs. Tosh was active in many community groups including, Rotary Armes, Save the Children Donation, Woman's City Club, Oswego Garden Club, Welcome Wagon, Faxton Hospital Auxiliary, the Presbyterian Church, and various garden and country clubs. She taught Beginners Bridge to many groups in Oswego, Utica, and Florida. All members of her family predeceased her as well as her husband, W. Stewart Tosh in 2001. Remaining is her daughter, Carolyn Burke, of East Amherst, NY; 2 sons, Douglas Tosh, of Baldwinsville and Brian S. Tosh, of Corning, NY; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Internment will be in the Tosh family plot in Belleview Cemetery, Adams, MA. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 17 Tech-nology Place, East Syracuse, NY, 13057. Farone & Son Funeral Home

TWOMEY, Christopher M. 59, of Tampa, died Feb. 4, 2008. Survived by loving family. A private Memorial Service and burial will be held at a later date. Serenity Meadows Funeral Home

VOELZ, Anita Durham 89, of St. Petersburg, a loving wife and mother. A memorial service will be held at 10 am, Feb. 7, 2008 at the Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, South Pasadena. Mrs. Voelz died Feb. 4. She was born Feb. 26, 1918 in Birmingham, AL, the daughter of William L. and Pearl Durham. She was an avid tennis lover and bridge player. She loved music and sang in Sweet Adelines and in church choir. She was a member of the Pasadena Community Church. Survivors include her children, Camille Carlin of St. Petersburg, David Voelz, Sr. of Orangeburg, SC, Donald Voelz of Clearwater, 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Harry William Voelz predeceased her. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. On line memorial & guestbook @www.brettfuneralhome.net. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services 321-3321

WAID, Richard Sr. 55, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 4. He is survived by his life partner, Glenda Avery, son Richard, Jr., 3 grandchildren. ALife Tribute Funeral Care Gulfport Chapel

WARFIELD, John L. Sr. 81, of Largo, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Oak Manor Nursing Center. John was born July 6, 1926, in Baltimore, MD, and retired from PCSO. Survivors include his wife, Mary; son, John L. Jr. (Lisa), Seminole; 2 grandsons, Michael & Joel; and a brother, Franklin (Dorothy) Warfield, Omaha, NE. Funeral service will be at 10 am, Thursday, Feb. 7th at St. Patricks Catholic Church, where John was a member. Memorial contributions to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Friends are calling today (Wednesday Feb, 6th) from 4-8 pm at: Moss Feaster Funeral Home 13401 Indian Rocks Road Largo, FL 727-562-2080

WESLEY, Grady A. 74, of Land O' Lakes, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. He is survived by his loving family. Loyless Funeral Home 813-996-6610

WHITELY, Dennis John 60, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008. He is survived by a son, Scott Whitely; nephew, Jacob Whitely; nieces, Jesica & Heather Filmon; greatniece, Skiy Byron; 2 sisters, Adrienne Filmon & Dawn Whitely. Memorial Service: 11 am Saturday, Feb. 9, at First Baptist Church of Pinellas Park, 5495 Park Blvd. Royal Palm North Funeral Chapel 727-577-0599

WIGHT, Robert A. 78, of Sun City Center, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008. Robert is survived by his loving family and friends. Serenity Meadows Funeral Home

WILCOX, Pam 31, of Seminole, died unexpectedly on Jan. 30, 2008. Pam is survived by her two daughters, Alexis and Megan; her parents, Tom, Sandra, Arthur and Marilee; and her brother, Eric and his wife, Wirja. Pam was a former resident of Lockport, NY, and moved to Florida in 2001. May the Virgin Mary watch over her soul. A private service will be held at Church by the Sea, Madeira Beach, FL.

WILLIAMS, Jack D. 82, of Palm Harbor,died Feb. 4, 2008. Born in Youngstown, OH, Jack served in the US Navy during WWII in the South Pacific. He got his Masters of Education at the University of Florida and became a history teacher. He then retired after 37 years with the Pinellas County school system where he held the position of principal at Clearwater Jr. High, JFK Middle and Azalea Middle. He was a lifetime member of the PTA and a member of the Clearwater Kiwanis. Jack is survived by his wife of 29 years, Charleen Williams; and 1 sister, Martha Hyland, TX. He raised 8 children that call him dad; Craig Williams, Clearwater, Wendy Gaff, Jacksonville, David Williams, NC; and in Palm Harbor, Robert Kennard, Michelle Minton, Jon Kennard, Greg Kennard and Kristi Miller. He has 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of The Florida Suncoast or Palm Harbor United Methodist Church. Memorial Services will be held at Palm Harbor UMC on Friday at 1 pm. National Cremation Society 727-536-0494

WILSON, Lucille 91, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8 pm, at the Mortuary. Funeral Service Saturday, 11 am at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Zion Hill Mortuary www.zionhillmortuary.com

YOUNG, M. Carolyn Wheeling beloved wife and mother, died Feb. 2, 2008. She was 73 years old, and is survived by her husband, Ronald Young; her daughters, Robin and Caroline; her brothers, Stanley and Clyde Wheeling; and her sister, Joan Dean, and their families. Memorial Services will be held at 2 pm on Feb. 7, 2008, at Clearview United Methodist Church, 4515 38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202

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