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APPENFELDT, Carl 79, of Zephyrhills, Feb. 18, 2008. Survived by 3 children, two sisters, 8 grandchildren. Memorial service 11 am, Feb. 21, at VFW Post #8154. Hodges Funeral Home

BERRY, Leon T. 71, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He was born in Portland, ME and came here in 1977 from Providence, RI. He was a self employed land-scaper. He was a member of Elks and Moose Lodges. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Joanne L.; two sons, Michael and Steve, both of Providence; four daughters, Kimberly Berry, of Providence, Edie L. Anderson, of Largo, Brenda Cheesman, of Spring Hill, Kathy Presto, of Norfolk, VA; two sisters, Doris Poirier, of St. Petersburg, Eleanor Berry, of St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren; and 8 great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by 5 brothers. The family requests memorials to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, for the Malignant Hematology Clinic in his memory. Online memorial and guestbook at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-528-2880

BLAKEBOROUGH, Donald W. 91, died Feb. 18, 2008 in Sun City Center. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Sun City Center. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439

BRADLEY, Eleanor L. 89, of Port Richey, passed away Feb. 21, 2008. Eleanor "Hon" was predeceased by her husband Bill ('81) and her children Kaye ('89) and Ron ('08) and is survived by her daughters-in-law, Barbara and Marlene Bradley; grandchildren, Rich Bradley and Michelle Bradley-Carley; and great-grandchildren, Dan, Victoria, Sarah, Michael and Ashton Bradley. She was born Dec. 10, 1918 in Pittsburgh, PA, and first moved to Port Richey in 1979. She was an extraordinary woman whose life defined love, strength, humor, beauty and compassion. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 2 pm and Memorial service at 4 pm at: Dobies Funeral Home 8825 Old CR 54, New Port Richey

BROWN, Virginia J. 86, of Brooksville, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at her daughter's residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Atlanta, GA, she moved to this area in 2004 from Largo. Mrs. Brown enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling and her family. She was an 8th Air Force Historical Society Member and was Episcopal by faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Brown. Survivors include her 2 sons, Al Brown, Lawrenceville, GA, and James Brown, Largo; a daughter, Virginia Fouts, Brooksville; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson. Friends and relatives are welcome to attend the Graveside Service at 2 pm on Monday, Feb. 25, Memorial Park Cemetery, 5750 49th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Turner Funeral Homes Brooksville Chapel 352-796-3588

BURNS, Robert J. 85, of St. Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 in South Pasadena. A devoted husband and father, he served in the Navy during WWII as a patrol bomber pilot. After the war, he earned a degree as a mechanical engineer at IIT in Chicago, IL where he was born. He loved boating with his family and building remote control model airplanes and boats. A member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Robert is survived by his wife Catherine of 63 years; son Michael and wife Cynthia, San Clemente, CA; daughter, Catherine and husband Gary Carter, Ft. Worth, TX; grandchildren, Ryan, Cory, Holly, Brittany; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Kaleigh, Bryahna, Christian, Austin. Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 24, from 5-7 pm with wake service at 6 pm, Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach. Funeral Mass at 11 am Monday, Feb. 25, at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.

CARVER, Raymond Buford 82, of Live Oak, FL, passed away Feb. 22, 2008. Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory

COOK, L. Rodney, MD of Anchorage, AK, passed away at Providence Hospital, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, after a brief illness. His mother, Frances Cook and his long time companion, Debi Roblin were at his side. Rod was a radiation oncologist, and medical director of the Cancer Therapy Center at Providence Alaska Medical Center since 1993. His mission was to provide the best possible cancer treatments to those patients entrusted to his care. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park, March 1, 2008, at 11 am in Savannah, GA.

COOK, L. Rodney, MD of Anchorage, AK, passed away at Providence Hospital, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, after a brief illness. His mother, Frances Cook and his long time companion, Debi Roblin were at his side. Rod was a radiation oncologist, and medical director of the Cancer Therapy Center at Providence Alaska Medical Center since 1993. His mission was to provide the best possible cancer treatments to those patients entrusted to his care. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park, March 1, 2008, at 11 am in Savannah, GA.

CRUSE, Virginia 78, of Holiday, died Feb. 19. Survived by brother, James St. Clair. Moved here from Texas in 1975. Marine Corps veteran. Dobies Funeral Home-Tarpon

DePRISCO, Raymond 84, of Clearwater, died Feb. 21, 2008, at Mease Countryside Hospital. He was born in Waterbury, CT, and moved here in 1988 from Long Island, NY. He was a crane operator, U.S. Air Force veteran, and member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survived by: wife of 60 years, Ann; son, Anthony, Leesburg, FL; daughter, Ray Ann Hava-sy, Long Island, NY; 3 grandchildren, Michelle Morgan, Christopher & Janice Havasy. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000

DIXON, Daryl, Marquis 1 month, was born to mother Ciara McCluster and father Daryl Dixon on Jan. 21, 2008 and passed away on Feb. 20, 2008 at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Services for infant Dixon will be held Tuesday, Bethlehem Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1015 S. Missouri Ave., Clearwater, Florida at 11am. Please have all flowers delivered to the church. Grandparents: Joella McCluster, Eddie (Daphaney) McCluster, and Delana Dallas (Joseph), Daryl Dixon Sr., and other sorrowing relatives. Carnegie Funeral Home

DOUGLAS, Lady Charlotte Maria Marr wife of Sir James Douglas, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008. She was born in Rome, GA on April 27, 1946. She was the daughter of Lionel and Elminie Marr; mother of James Larney Douglas Jr., James Lamarr and Laura Douglas, Matthew and Jennifer Douglas Templeton, and James Lamont and Tara Douglas; grandmother to Alaya Douglas, Logan Douglas, Daniel, William and Claire Templeton; sister to James and Chris Marr, Lenora Marr Hall and Woodfin and Shirley Marr and multiple loved nieces and nephews. Her accomplishments include a graduate of Bauder College, state beauty queen, Neauvou model of the year 1968, director of the prestigious Caroline Leonetti School of Fashion in California and an integral moving force in the establishment of various Christian educational endowment trusts throughout the U.S., Damed a Lady of Grace in London England in 1981, was a co-developer of the world famous Wildwood Acres angus cattle breeding ranch of Rome, GA, co-renovator of the family castle of Fawside in Tranent, Scotland, world traveler and benefactress to youth everywhere, but above all, a lover of life, a tutor of values, an exemplary example of a maker of friends and a care giver personified for these last mentioned attributes of character, above all else, shall she be remembered and cherished. A Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Sunday, March 2, at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in the Peacefield Mausoleum. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater, FL 727-796-1992

DRUSBA, Elmer 85, of Seminole, FL and Bethlehem, PA, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Tampa General Hospital. He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Drusba, of Bethlehem, PA, and the loving husband of Dorothy Stacy Drusba and the late Norma Sanne Drusba. He retired from the USAF in 1962, as a Lt. Col. He flew in the Berlin Airlift in WWII, was a member of the 330th Transport Squadron, and was honored by the National Hurricane Center in Miami as the first pilot to fly a B29 into hurricanes on weather missions. He was an avid amateur radio operator and was a member of the American Legion Post #252 in Seminole. He was a member of St. Anne of Grace Episcopal Church, Seminole, and Trinity Episcopal Church, Bethlehem, PA. Survivors include his wife Dorothy Stacy Drusba; 3 step-sons, Richard, Darryl, and Keith Stacy; 1 step grandson, Scott; and 1 step great-grand-daughter, Riley. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at 11 am at St. Anne of Grace Church in Seminole. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

EGUSQUIZA, Gladys L. 50, of Brandon, passed away Feb. 21, 2008. She is survived by her loving husband, Waldo; children, Jeanine and Waldo Jr.; family and many friends. Affinity Cremation

ELDRIDGE, James W. 84, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at 7:20 pm in Columbus, IN. Mr. Eldridge retired from Swift and Company in Hammond, IN in 1970, then from Lever Brothers in Whiting, IN in 1989 as a chemist, where he had worked for 19 years, and was a Union Steward at Lever Brothers. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Griffith, IN, and Skyview Church of Christ in Pinellas Park. He was an Army veteran of WWII serving with the 82nd Airborne-508th Parachute Infantry Company A. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. James was born in Huntsville, AL on Feb. 3, 1924, the son of Albert and Myrtle Schrimsher Eldridge. He married Irene Suschkewitsch on April 27, 1947. Survivors include his wife, Irene; children, Alice Sue (Jim) Lanning, of Merrillville, IN, James Ronald (Fran) Eldridge, of Pearl River, LA, and Douglas Earl Eldridge, of Pinellas Park; brothers, Howard (Betty) Eldridge, of Connersville, IN, George T. (Lillie) Eldridge, of Seffner, and James Eldridge, of Hammond; a sister, Margie Travis, of San Pierre, IN; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Mr. Eldridge was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Lela Pearl Skelton. Friends and family will be received 11 am, Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at R. Lee Williams & Son 49th St. N Chapel. Graveside funeral services and interment will follow at 12 Noon, at Memorial Park Cemetery, 4900 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, with George Eldridge officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow. R. Lee Williams & Son 3530 49th St. N 727-527-1177

FRITZ, Willard K. 79, of Zephyrhills, died Feb. 22. Survived by wife, Joyce; 3 daughters; many relatives and friends. Service 11 am, Feb. 27 at First United Methodist Church. Hodges Family F. H.

GAITHER, Autumn L. 51, Born in Gainesville, FL, Jan. 12, 1957, passed away Feb. 19, 2008 in South Pasadena. She is survived by her loving family and many loving friends. She will always be in our hearts. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Beach Memorial Chapel St. Pete Beach 727-360-5577

GRATTAN, Patricia J. age 83 of Knoxville, formerly of St. Petersburg, passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2008. Patricia was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil Grattan. Survived by her daughter and son- in-law, Cynthia and Robert Prohs; son and daughter- in-law, Michael and Linda Grattan; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to The Treasurer of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 175 Huntington Avenue A-10, Boston, MA 02115. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike

HAAR, Helen M. 73, of Clearwater, formerly of Buffalo, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning. She was a fabulous woman, who is survived by her loving husband, Donald; 2 daughters, Darlene Markarian (Michael), & Denise Foster (George); 2 sons, Dennis DiGesare (Dawn), & Darrell DiGesare; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Flowers are appreciated, as are donations to the Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760. Moss Feaster Palm Harbor 727-562-2090

HAHN, Richard "Dick" 4-17-30 2-20-08 Survived by his wife, Jeanette; 5 children, 9 grandchildren. A Navy veteran, a 35 year retiree of Kodak, a lifelong golfer (8 holes-in-one) and bowler. Reception 11-2, Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Clubhouse at Mainlands # 5, Pinellas Park.

HARTZOG, Theodore G. Jr. 47, of Lutz, died Feb. 21. Survived by daughter, Leigh Ann Hartzog; mother, Ruth Hart zog; brother, Mark Hartzog; sisters, Susan and Missy Hartzog. Swilley Funeral Home

HOCHSTEIN, Irving 85, of Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Feb. 16, at Consulate Nursing Home, surrounded by family. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, serving in Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He moved here from his home town of Wilmington, DE, in 1979. He was an active member of the Elks, BPOE #2281, Newark, DE, serving as Exalted Ruler from 1977-78, and remained a member; also a member of American Legion Post #273, Madeira Beach. He and his wife Ina sold sterling silver and cosmetics at Wagon Wheel since 1981. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ina; daughter, Myndy Horton, Pinellas Park; son, Stacy Frank, St. Petersburg; granddaughter Jennifer Maes, Riverview; grandsons Andrew Baker and Aaron Hochstein; granddaughter, Alicia Hochstein; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service held at 11 am, Monday, March 3rd at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5750 49th St. N. St. Petersburg.

JACOBSON, William A. "Bill" 71, of Lithia, died Feb. 21, 2008. Survived by loving family. Service Feb. 26 at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview, FL 33569.

KEBLES, Vladimir 80, of Largo, died Feb. 5, 2008. He was born in Whitestone, NY, and came here in 1987 from Portland, ME. He was a retired bank vice president and Korean War Army veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Fisher, of Cape Elizabeth, ME; a son, Douglas; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, Feb. 26th at Christ the King Lutheran Church, with emtombment to follow at Garden Sanctuary Cemetery. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home Seminole 727-391-0121

KEEN, Henry M. 87, of St. Petersburg, passed away Feb. 19, 2008, at Northside Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in WWII, where he received numerous decorations including a Purple Heart. He is survived by Vickie Brodosi, of Largo; Joe Flowers, of Pinellas Park; Carol VonSchmidt & Eleanor Liedl, both of West Virginia; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be on March 3, 2008, 10:45 am at Bay Pines Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the SPCA Tampa Bay in his memory. ALifeTribute - Largo

LEE, Morton 85, of Brandon, died Feb. 17, 2008. Survived by his wife; a daughter; a son; and 3 grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Funeral Home 813-677-9494

LESTER, Dolores M. "Dolly" age 79, of Palm Harbor, passed on Feb. 23, 2008 at her residence. Dolores was born in Pittsburgh, PA. She had moved to Palm Harbor in 2007 from Georgia. She was Catholic and enjoyed playing bingo. Dolores is survived by James D.Lester (son), Dubois, PA; Peter Michael Lester (son), Little Egg Harbor, NJ; Carolyn Varnis (daughter), Safety Harbor, FL; Lesley Donahoe (daughter), Las Vegas NV; 8 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Dunedin Chapel

LEWIS, Marilyn Wever of Belleair Bluffs, passed away Feb. 21, 2008, from cancer. She was born Oct. 22, 1927, in St. Petersburg to Milton Lee and Olive Holmes. In June of 1947, she married James Robbins Lewis Sr. They had 3 sons, James Robbins Jr., John Carlton Sr., and Robert Wever Sr. James Jr. lost his life Dec. 7, 1968, in the Vietnam War. Marilyn became a successful realtor as well as a member of the Morton Plant Meese Foundation. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by 2 of her sons, John and Robert Lewis, both of Colorado; sister, Donnie White, of Florida; 2 brothers, Gary and Byron Wever; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Her services will be private. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel 562-2080

LISTER, Lenny Michael "Skinard" 50 years old. Beloved son of Antoinette Brenner died Feb. 18, 2008 at home in Tarpon Springs, surrounded by family & loved ones. Born in Tampa, lived most of his younger years in Indian Rocks Beach. As an ironworker, he traveled all over the country. Predeceased by a brother Wayne. He is survived by wife, Cheri; 3 stepchildren, Andrew, Alexandra & Stephanie; brother, Tony, Marietta, GA; sisters, Diane, Largo, Lorraine, Plant City, Cheri Lynn, CA; nephews, Mark, Largo, Tyler, Navarre Beach, FL; niece, Jennifer, MN; many cousins; great- nieces; a great-nephew & aunt. Most of all best man & cousin, Steve and friends of the brotherhood, who loved to ride their cycles and enjoyed life as much as he did. Services will be held at St. Jerome's Chapel on March 1 at 11 am, located at 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo, FL 33774. 727- 595-4610.

MacGOWAN, Blanche 94, of Hudson, died Feb. 13. Talented writer of light verse, she wrote weekly poem in the St. Petersburg Times under the pseudonym "Innocent Bystander." Survived by son, Thomas, of Hudson.

MARKETT, Ann Hays 74, passed away last weekend. She was born in Tampa, and grew up in Arcadia, FL. After graduating from FSU, she married Ray Markett and went on to raise two beautiful daughters, Beth and Kathy. Ann dedicated her life to music as a teacher and later as a music therapist at G. Pierce Wood. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy; and three grandchildren, Jessica, Ashley and Alexander. A Service will be held Friday, Feb. 29 at 3 pm at Heritage United Methodist Church. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992

MARTINEZ, Cathy 61, of Spring Hill, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at her home, under the loving care of family and hospice. She was born in Astoria, NY, and came to this area in 1989 from Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY. She attended St. Joan of Arc. She was a wonderful homemaker, who enjoyed helping people, caring for her home and family. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Beers and her husband, Gary, of Spring Hill; 4 sons, William and his wife, Denise, of Spring Hill; Michael and his wife, Nancy, of New Port Richey, Christopher and his wife, Leah, of Spring Hill, and Joseph, of Spring Hill; 7 grandchildren, Gary, Melissa, Courtney, Nicholas, Matthew, Kaitlyn and Ashley; and brother, Tony Tartaglia, of Bellaire Beach. Friends will be received on Monday, Feb. 25 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Seven Hills Chapel of Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes, 280 Mariner Blvd. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 10 am at St . Joan of Arc. Cathy will then be laid to rest at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to: Hernando-Pasco Hospice 12260 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville, FL 34613. Brewer & Sons/352-688-4991

McDADE, June 74, of Spring Hill, formerly of Massachusetts, died Feb. 20, at home under hospice care. She is survived by her children, Laurie, Michael, Steve and his wife, Vicki, Tim and his wife Lynn; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and son, Mick. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667. Dobies Funeral Home - Hudson

MCGOWAN, Sybil C. 83, died Feb. 22. She was a member of the Sweet Ade lines, Timber Pines Golf Assoc. & an organ player. Survived by her husband, William.

MCMULLIN, Gail A. 65, of Brooksville, died Feb. 21. Survivors: 2 daughters, Kim and Lee Ann; 7 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991

MIGUEL, Americo S. "Mac" 91, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 in the emergency room at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Lousan, Portugal and came here in 1983 from Danbury, CT. where he was a supervisor in the maintenance dept. at Barden Corp. He was a member of the Portuguese American Suncoast Association and was an Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Ann; one son, Nelson J. Miguel, of St. Petersburg; 3 sisters, Phyllis MacKinnon, Eleanor Cassidy, Julia Corona, all of Danbury, CT; daughter-in-law, Rosemarie Miguel, of St. Petersburg; 2 grandchildren; and 1 great-grand-daughter. He was predeceased by a son Raymond. Friends may call 5-7 pm Wednesday, Feb. 27, at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home, 4100 16th St. N, where services will be 11 am. Thursday, Feb. 28th. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Online memorial and guestbook at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-528-2880

MOORE, Maurice Henry Passed peacefully on Feb. 21, 2008, at Marliere Hospice Care Center. Born Feb. 14. 1925 to the late Maurice W. and Sereda Moore of Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV. He graduated from Linsley Military Institute and WVA University. He served in World War II and Korea. He was employed for 28 years by Michael Bakenda Consulting Engineers, Brighton Twp. He was a member and past president of the Beaver Co. Society of Professional Engineers, a member of the American Legion, Highland Lakes Association, retired member of the Beaver, PA Volunteer Fire Department and a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Tarpon Springs. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Roberta "Bobbie"; son, Rev. Robert W. (Lorraine), of Houston, TX; daughter, Ruth Ann Moore, of Palm Desert, CA; 2 grandsons; brother, Carl E., of New Port Richey; sister, Emma June Hanlin, of Canton, OH. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Tuesday, Feb. 26th at Moss Feaster Funeral Home. A Memorial service will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, Feb. 27 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church of Tarpon Springs. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Timothy Lutheran Church of Tarpon Springs. Moss Feaster Palm Harbor 727-562-2090

MORTON, Mary E. Craig 90, a resident of the Masonic Home, joined her loving Lord and family in Heaven on Feb. 21, 2008. Born and raised in Knoxville, TN, and after her marriage, she and her husband moved to St. Petersburg. She was the "matriarch" of the family who loved, prayed, worried and adored her family and friends. After her husband's death in 1964, she worked and retired from Colt and Dumont. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Morton, parents, sister, Bernice Crippen, 4 brothers, Hobart, Herbert, H. Guy and H. B. Craig, Jr., and son-in-law, K. Michael Tomasieski. Survived by her 3 daughters, Bobbie Jean Fowler (March-ant), St. Petersburg, Nina Jo Tomasieski, Spring Hill, TN, and Betty Ann Fox (Billy), Shelbyville, TN; 9 grandchildren, Jody Tutt (Glenn), Charles H. Phelps (Lisa), R. John Phelps (Lisa), Christopher W. Phelps (Kimberly), Kimberly A. Nolen (Larry), Kari A. Kotulsky (Edward), Kristy A. Smail (Glen), Marie E. Fox and Chad A. Fox (Cindy); and 14 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held at 11 am, Tuesday at the Masonic Home. Contributions in her name may be made to Nitram Lodge #188 F&AM, 4275 78th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709 or The Masonic Home of St. Petersburg, 3201 1st St. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33704. Full online obituary @

NAPPENBACH, Helen 92, of Clearwater, passed away on Feb. 18, 2008. Helen moved to Florida in 1985, from Toledo, OH. She retired from Jeep after 26 years. She was an avid bowler and bingo player. She is survived by Kenneth, her husband of 52 years; sons, Robert Cramer (Mary), Kenneth Cramer; 3 grandchldren; & 6 great-grandchildren. Interment at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 10 am. National Cremation Society

NAPPI, Violet T. 87, of Tarpon Springs, died Feb. 21, 2008. She is survived by her 3 children; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grand-children; and 3 sisters. Curlew Hills Funeral Home

O'NEIL, Donna M. age 20, died Feb. 16, 2008 as a result of an automobile accident. She was born in Toms River, NJ and relocated with her family in 1990 coming from New Jersey. She was a graduate of Ridgewood High School and was on the cheerleading squad. She was employed as a certified nurse's aide. Donna was a Christian. Survivors include her parents Wayne and Christine O'Neil of Port Richey, and three sisters Dawn O'Neil of Largo, Diana O'Neil and Denice O'Neil both of Port Richey. A Memorial gathering will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24th from 2-4 pm at North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home in New Port Richey. Please visit Donna's website at North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home 4244 Madison Street New Port Richey, FL 727-849-9281

PAGE, Eleanor M. 74, died Feb. 21. Survived by her loving family. Services Feb. 26, 10 am Park St. Baptist, 3901 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. Visit online obit @

PAROLA, Violet 83 of Seminole, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. She was born in Vandergrift, PA and moved to Seminole in 1998 from West Palm Beach. She was a registered nurse, earning her degree at Delaware Memorial Hospital and working in OB/GYN at Holy Redeemer Hospital in PA. Violet enjoyed cooking, baking, spending time with her family; she was very much a lady. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Pesce of Seminole; 3 grandchildren, Bernard Pesce, Beth Blevens, Robbie Jordan; and one great-granddaughter, Maya Blevens. Also surviving are her sisters, Fritz Gorelli of Vandergrift, PA, Helen Harp of Thomaston, GA and her brother, Joseph Mazurek, also of Vandergrift. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 am until 11:30 am at Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel 13401 Indian Rocks Road with funeral services to follow the visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel 727-562-2080

PATE, Michael A. 59, of Holiday, died Feb. 23. A retired building contractor, he is survived by his wife of 41 years, Violet A.; daughters, Michelle M. Hendrickson, Connie M. (Albert) Mohrmann; mother, Concetta Pate; brothers, Santo (Helen) Pate, Frank (Mary) Pate; sister, Betty Pate; grandchildren, Brian Brett, Andrew and Emily, all of Holiday. Visitation Monday, Feb. 25, 6-8 pm, Dobies, 4910 Bartelt Road; services, Tuesday Feb. 26, 10 am at Our Lady Queen of Peace, New Port Richey. Dobies Funeral Home - Holiday

PERKINS, Norman H. Died Feb. 10, 2008. Mr. Perkins came to the area in 1998 from Washington, DC. He was a graduate of Lewiston High School and attended Acme Business College, both in Lewiston, ME; Portland Junior College and Boston Institute of Stenotype, Boston, MA. He retired from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs as an administrative officer in Washington, DC. An Army Air Force WWII veteran , Mr. Perkins received a Bronze Star for his service in China. Memberships include Holy Family Catholic Church & Village Green Mobile Home Park. Survived by wife, Reine C. Perkins; sister, Pauline Lachance, of Westbrook, ME; and many nieces & nephews. American Heritage Cremation Society

POMIANOWSKI, Dawn Henderson, 49, of Dunedin, died on Feb. 22, 2008, in Pinellas Park, under the care of Hospice of the Florida Sun-coast. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Mark; father, Phil M. Henderson; mother, Sue A. Henderson; brother, Phil; her loving family and her beloved dog, Molly. In lieu of flowers, her wishes were to have donations made to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Dolphin Rescue Rehab 727-441-1790 Ext. 222 or Humane Society of Pinellas County, 727-797-7722. Neptune Society-Palm Harbor

PUDLEWSKI, Roger James 64, of Holiday, died Feb. 11. Memorial service at 10:30 am Saturday, March 1, All Saints Episcopal Church, Tarpon Springs. Dobies Funeral Home - Holiday

QUOMA, Richard J. Sr. 65, of Tampa, passed away Feb. 22, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Marie Ann. Call for service times. Swilley Funeral Home 813-932-6157

RHODES, Susan Elaine 47, died on Feb. 19, 2008, in Oldsmar. Born Nov. 1, 1960, in Endicott, NY; moved to FL in 1992. She was former a Emergency Medical Technician, and most recently retired from the Federal Aviation Administration. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Rhodes. Survivors include her mother, Margery J. Rhodes, of Palm Harbor; brother, Douglas M. Rhodes and his wife, Melony A. Price-Rhodes, of Alexandria, VA; and sister, Nancy Rhodes, of Westminster, CO. A Celebration of her Life is Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at 11 am at East Lake UMC, Palm Harbor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Pinellas, of Clearwater. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home

RIBORDY, Edith Pillatt Reynolds died Feb. 3, 2008, in Irvine, CA, at age 102. Born Jan. 12, 1906, in Chicago, IL. She was a 1928 graduate of the University of Illinois. She married Thomas George Reynolds, also an Illinois graduate, and lived in ten different states during that 35-year marriage. She earned a masters degree from Drexel University and taught history. Her interests were numerous and varied, from the League of Women Voters, the PTA, Mental Health, the Garden Club, her church, music and especially family. She played the piano and washboard. She married Myrel Ribordy in 1965 and moved to Palm Harbor, FL. Widowed in 1987, she moved to Dunedin and lived there until her recent move to Irvine to be near family. Survivors are son and daughter in law, Tom and Pat Reynolds, Malta, OH; daughters and sons in law, Barbara and Don Barney, Doylestown, PA, Kit Reynolds and Mike Schwimmer. Brewster, MA, Nancy and John Bartlit, Los Alamos, NM, Cynthia Reynolds, Costa Mesa, CA, Susan and Greg Lister, Troy, MO; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; her adopted niece and nephew, Sally and Dave Seborg, Huntsville, AL; their 2 children, partners and grandchildren; as well as Myrel's son and daughter in law, Denis and Carolyn Ribordy, Naples, FL; and daughter, Marilyn Weyhe, Bessemer, AL; 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Her Life Service will be held May 10, 2008, First United Methodist Church, Dunedin, FL. Memorials may be sent to the church or the charity of your choice.

ROBISON, Pauline Ann 83, passed away on Feb. 21, 2008, at Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in DeLand, Florida. Mrs. Robison was born in Avella, PA, on June 23, 1924, to John and Anna Waisley Palochak. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park, before leaving area in 2005 to move to DeLand. Pauline was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, sewing, and shopping before her death. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harold (2005), her parents, a brother and two sisters. Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Jonas, of DeLand, Beverly Oman, of Spring, TX, and Barbara Phillips, of St. Petersburg; her brothers, John and Victor Palochak, both of St. Petersburg; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Jonas, Kimberly Konieczki, Brett Pappas, Sabrina Brannen, Brytt Justice, and Darren Davidson; five great-grandsons; and her great-granddaughter. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. For a personal online condolence or to sign the guestbook, please go to Constantino Funeral and Cremation Services

ROUGEAU, Don of Seminole, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21 2008. He was born in Detroit, MI, and moved here from Michigan in 1971. He was an auto mechanic for the Mobil Station at Park Blvd. and 131st St. for many years, and later became a meeter/greater at their convenience store. He was also an honorably discharged Merchant Marine. Don is survived by his wife of over 38 years, Shirley; daughter, Kathy Kemp, both of Seminole; 4 grandchildren, Keith and Kevin Kemp and Curtis and Mathew Love; and 2 great-grandsons. He was predeceased by his son, Ron Love in 1983. The family will receive friends on Monday, Feb. 25 from 11:30 am until 1 pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel, 13401 Indian Rocks Road with Funeral Services to follow at 1 pm at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel 727-562-2080

SCHAEFER, Charles L. 85, of Valrico, died Feb. 22. Receiving friends from 9:30-10:45 am, Feb. 26, at Garden of Memories Funeral Home. Grave side Service at 11 am at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

STOREY, Mary Jo 65, of Atkinson, NH and winter resident of Holiday, died Feb. 17. Memorial service 2 pm Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road. Dobies - Holiday

TARBERT, Upton H. 93, of Clearwater, died Feb. 21, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Harriet W.; son, Jeff; 2 grandchildren; and a nephew. Curlew Hills Funeral Home

THOMPSON, Donna Marie 57, of Pinellas Park, died Feb. 22. Survived by daughter, Tammy King; 2 sons, Donald & Gerald Hall; & companion, Al Drake. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport Chapel

TILTON, Robert G. 86, died Feb. 21, 2008, at home. Survived by 1 son; 2 sisters; 2 grandchildren. Downing Funeral Home Spring Hill

VINECOUR, Peter H. 62, of Brooksville, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at home. He was born in Massachusetts. Survived by his wife; 3 sons; and a brother. Downing Funeral Home & Cremation Services

VINTON, George W. 83, of New Port Richey, passed away peacefully, Feb. 22, 2008 at his home under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot in WWII. Employed as an industrial engineer at Unisys Corp. for 25+ years. Vivian and George moved to Palm Harbor in 1979. He is survived by his wife, Vivian, of 58 years; daughter, Barbara; son, George III (wife, Hedi); grandson, Christopher; cousins, Loretta and June Meyers. Visitation Sunday, Feb. 24, 6-8 pm at 701 E. Tarpon Ave. Service Monday, Feb. 25, 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. Memorial donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667. Dobies Funeral Home Tarpon Springs

YEAGER, Marie F. 85, of Gulfport, died Feb. 21, at Summerville. Survived by 6 children; 7 grandchildren, & 15 great-grandchildren. Service Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 3 pm at: ALife Tribute-Gulfport

YOUNGWORTH, Frieda 84, was born in Passaic, NJ, April 12, 1923, and departed this world Feb. 15, 2008, in Mesa, AZ. Loving wife and mother, she was widowed in 1966, and continued to raise her daughters alone. She retired to Clearwater, in 1992 and Mesa, AZ, in Sept. 2007. Although her children were top priority, other family and friends relied on her support. Everyone loved her sunny personality and generosity. She dedicated many years volunteering for Girl Scouts, Deborah Hospital Foundation and crocheting for those less fortunate. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis and sister, Elizabeth. She is survived by 4 daughters; 3 sons-in-law; and 8 grandchildren. Services will be held Monday, Feb. 25 at 11 am, Calvary Cemetery, Patterson, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation, Browns Mills, NJ. Mariposa Gardens & Funeral Care 480-830-4422