ALDERMAN, Dustin Wayne "Dusty", 27, of Tampa, died Oct. 19. Survived by mother, Kathy; father, Wayne; & loving family. Service Oct. 23, 11 am at Idlewild Baptist Church, 18371 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
ALLEN, Ruth 99, of Pinellas Park, passed away on Oct. 17. She is survived by her son, Bill Osier; her daughter, Florence "Flo" Osier; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service will be held at ALife Tribute Largo Chapel on Oct. 23 at 12 pm.
ANDERSON, Dorothy, 88, of Sun City Center, formerly of Hilo, Hawaii, died Oct. 17, 2008. Born in Manchester, England. Survived by daughter Debbie and son Bob. Zipperer's Funeral Home
BAKER, Ronald C. 55, of St. Petersburg, died Oct. 21, 2008, at home. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; son Alvarez & loving family. ALife Tribute FuneralCare Gulfport Chapel
BALLOU, Sandra V. 65, of Largo, died Oct. 17th. Survived by husband, David; daughters, Kirsten Watson, Heidi Lafford; 5 grands. Pre-. ceded in death by son, Joshua. NCS Clearwater 727-536-0494
BIANCHI, John Joseph 92, of Pinellas Park, died Oct. 17th, 2008, at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, VA. Born Nov. 23rd, 1915, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of Achelli and Anna Bianchi. Mr. Bianchi was married to the former Mary Fiore, who preceded him in death in Aug. 1988. John has been a resident of Mainlands in Pinellas Park for over 35 years, where he was active in bingo, bowling and the Men's Club. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park.Besides his beloved wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Louis Bianchi, and two sisters, Jean DiMeo and Linda Colletti. Survivors include one son, Robert Bianchi and his wife Tina of Fairfax, VA; two brothers, Albert and Alfred Bianchi; three grandchildren, John Bianchi, Lisa Meyers, Bob Bianchi; and five great-grandchildren, Kayla, Sophia, Grace, Madison, and Brittany. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Oct. 24th, 2008, at 11:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 7809 46th Way, Pinellas Park, with interment to follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Ave N. Clearwater, FL. Memorial contributions may take the form of a donation to Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20010. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Taylor Funeral Home, 5300 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL.
BORGMEYER, Carol Died April 26th, 2008. Memorial service will be held at 6:15 pm Friday, Oct. 24th, 2008 at Honeymoon Island. Rain location: Rainbows End Quilt Shop, Dunedin.
BOWENS, Edgar L. 71, passed away Oct. 18, 2008. He served in the United States Air Force. He was employed as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring after 32 years. Edgar is survived by his devoted wife Gloria, of 26 years; daughter, Monique Bowens; stepdaughter, Toni McCrae; son, Donald Bowens; sisters, Algeria Bowens, Debbie Reynolds, Dorothy Leeks, Janice Thomas, Karen Stone (Charles), and Margaret Reynolds; brothers, Anthony Reynolds (Judy), Eugene Bownes (Harriett), Tommy Lee Bowens, Ernest Bailey (Doretha) and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, 11 am at the Chapel of Zion Hill Mortuary.
BRINKER, Bernhardt A. 85, of Clearwater, died on Oct. 20, 2008 at Oaks of Clearwater. He was born in Queens, NY and he came here in 1988 from Rochester, NY. He was an Army veteran of WWII and served with the Infantry, Corps of Engineers and with Ordinance. He was a Research Engineer with Sperry Gyroscaope Company, Sylvania Electronic tube Division and University of Rochester, NY Nuclear Structure Lab & the Laser Fusion Lab. He had published several scientific papers pertaining to Nuclear Fusion Fuel Cells. He was an Elder in the United Presbyterian Church, attended St. Bredan RC Church and was a member of the Moose Lodge #1030. Survivors include his wife, Elisabeth, son, Bernhard of Colorado; his daughter, Diane Phillips of Belleair Beach; and 4 grandchildren, Robert, Jennifer, Lindsay, Jon Brinker; and 2 great-grandchildren. Bay Pines VA Cemetery.
CARR, Loretta 61, of Brooksville, died on Oct. 18. Survivors include 3 sons Bill, Rand and Gordy. Gathering 3-5 pm Oct . 22, 1190 S Broad St. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991
CASTLE, Garrett Dee 63, of Hudson, died Oct. 21. Survived by wife, Geraldine; children, Theodore, Robin and Dee; and 10 grandchildren. Dobies Funeral Home - Hudson 868-4441 dobiesfuneralhome.com
CLINE, Wilmer C. 87, of Safety Harbor died Oct. 20. Survived by loving wife Naomi; daughter Gail; grandsons Kevin & Brian. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home (727) 796-1992
CURRY, Paul James 90, died Thursday, Oct. 16th at his residence in St. Petersburg. Mr. Curry was born in Trenton, NJ and came here in 1960. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army, WWII, and retired as a salesman from Mitchell Electric. He was a member and usher at Transfiguration Catholic Church for 48 years and a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, #5737, Pinellas Park. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara H.; son, Paul J.; and daughter, Maria A. Dambeck of St. Petersburg; brother, Harold A. of O'Brien, FL; and sister, Esther Bernhard of Trenton, NJ; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, at Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, 3180 30th Ave. N, where there will be a wake service at 7 pm. The funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 am at the Church of the Transfiguration, 4000 43rd St. N. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home 727- 323-6111
DEINLEIN, John Donald 84, of Largo passed away on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008. Born May 22, 1924, in Liberty-ville, IL. Son of John C. and Clara H. (Bower) Deinlein. He is survived by his loving friend and companion of 38 years, Lynn Pippenger, his adoring springer spaniel Lady Elizabeth, and many friends. John retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1963, as a Senior Master Sergeant. As a teenager, his uncle taught him to fly. He then attended Oregon State to study aeronautical engineering, but at the start of WWII, he joined the Army Air Corps and trained as a B-24 bomber pilot and was stationed in Europe and South Africa with many missions during the war, including multiple missions on D-Day and the Berlin Air Lift. He later trained pilots for duty in Korea. After the war, he was assigned to radar and early computer installations. He talked many times about piloting a very precision mapping exercises over Greenland and northern Canada, as well as being stationed at Edwards AFB. After he retired, he owned and operated several businesses, including one in Miami, flying damaged planes back to be repaired and then owned DP Warren Sheet Metal in Pinellas Park until 1994. He was an avid reader and had many varied interests including computers, model railroading and handcrafting beautiful oak furniture. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Greater Largo Library Foundation, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL 33771. Arrangements are being handled by: Moss Feaster Funeral Home Largo 727-562-2080
DENTON, Joe E. Jr. 88, of St. Petersburg, died Oct. 20, 2008. Survived by his loving wife and 2 sons. National Cremation Society Clearwater 727-536-0494
DUGAN, Cornelius 80, of Spring Hill, died on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, in Brooksville. He is survived by his wife & loving family. Turner Funeral Home Spring Hill Chapel
FLEISCHER, Irma 86, of Seminole, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008. She was born in Dayton, OH and came to St. Petersburg in 1950. She was Corporate Trust Officer at the former First National/ Charter Bank in St. Petersburg. With her husband, Alfred J. was owner/operator of the Northeast Pharmacy, Inc., St. Petersburg. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and P.T. Boats, Inc. Irma is survived by her loving husband Alfred J; daughters Roberta Dickson and Kristine Bearse; stepsons Alfred E. and Daniel J.; 8 grandchildren Ronda Ard, Ronald Dickson, Shawn Mobley, Ronald Mobley, Robert Daniel Fleischer, Christopher Fleischer, Vanessa Andrews, and Jessica Martinez; and 5 great-grandchildren Hayley & Rachel Mobley, Gavin Ard, Preston Andrews and Finley Mobley. Friends may call on Thursday, Oct. 23rd at Anderson-McQueen-Tyrone Chapel, 7820 38th Ave N., where a memorial service will be held at 6 pm, with a reception following. Interment will be at a later date at Memorial Park. Visit the family's online guestbook, www.andersonmcqueen.com.
FULMER, Edith Marguerite Born July 1st, 1917 to Carl R. and Edith A. Fulmer, in Clearwater. Passed away Oct. 19, 2008, in Clearwater. A graduate of Clearwater High School, Class of '38, she began working at the Peninsula Telephone Company which later became General Telephone Company. She retired from there after serving nearly 50 years. She was a Heritage Member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater on Turner Street, to which, donations, in lieu of flowers are encouraged. She is survived by her 2 brothers, Carl Ellsworth Fulmer of Largo and George L Fulmer Sr., of Clearwater. She is also survived by a nephew, George L. "Jerry" Fulmer Jr., and 4 nieces Cathy Landry, Cindy Stout, Darlene Luzin and Janet Campbell. In addition, there are 6 grandnephews; 3 grand- nieces; 4 great-grandnephews and 1 great-grandniece. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, at 11:30, at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park.
FYFE, Carol A. (Denehy) 73, passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Carol is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, James F. Fyfe. Also left to cherish her memory are her two sons, James (Denise) and Kevin (Bebe). Her legacy includes 5 grandchildren, Shannon, Stacey, Victoria, Kevin, and Leslie; great-granddaughter, Cienna; and step grandchild Phillip Chatelain. Carol also leaves one sister, Margaret (Denehy) O'Brien of Kingston, MA. She will be remembered for her concern for her friends and her life was fulfilled with a special kindness and generosity that touched anyone who came to know her. A celebration of her life will take place at 11 am Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Trinity Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
GRIFFIS, Lessie Samuel Jr. 83, of Bartow, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. He was employed with Bay Pines Veterans Hospital for 32 years, and was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his son John Griffis Sr., and his wife Vickie; 1 brother; 3 sisters; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grand-children; and 1 great-great-grandchild. A graveside service will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 3 pm at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th Street North St Petersburg, FL 33709 memorialparkfuneralhome.com
HOHL, Gerald "Jerry" Of Buffalo, NY, Oct. 19, 2008. Beloved husband of Patricia A. (Cullen) Hohl; loving father of Michele (Eric) Hillebrand, Gerald Jr., Kevin Hohl; brother- in-law of Cathy (Russ) Papia; stepfather of Joseph (Karen) Denecke, Susan (Michael) Jandzinski, Jeffrey Denecke and Kristen (Steven) Andolina; dear son of the late James P. and Mary (Monahan) Hohl; brother of Mary Alice Albano, James (Bernadine) Hohl, Shirley Ann (John) Marchinda, Robert (Fay) Hohl, Barbara Jean Sullivan and the late Irene Theresa Jaworski; cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Mary Katherine, Vivian, Marilyn, Henry, Joseph, Joshua, Jessica, Brian, Matthew, Jacob, Ryan, Emma. The family will be present to receive friends on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-8 pm at the O'Connell-Murphy Funeral Home, 2286 South Park Ave., where funeral will be held Thursday at 9:15 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ambrose Church at 10 am. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Jacob's Neurological Institute at Buffalo General Hospital. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.oconnellfh.net
JEROSKI, Patricia A. 81, passed away Oct. 18, 2008. She is survived by her loving family. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, at 4 pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Johnny Byrd Alzheimer's Institute 4001 E. Fletcher Ave. Tampa, 33613. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel 562-2080
KOBELSKI, Helen C. 87, of Bayonet Point, passed away on Oct. 20, 2008. She is survived by her loving husband Frank; & 1 son, Robert. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services
KOUWE, Robert Peter "Saki" 60, of Tampa, passed away Oct. 20, 2008. He was a loving husband, a proud father, devoted friend, accomplished golfer and a highly successful businessman. Saki was a man who loved to laugh and live life to the fullest. He was a loyal friend and made them easily. He loved his country, his family and his friends. His legacy lives on through the countless lives he touched. Saki was predeceased by his parents Marilyn (Griff) and Peter and is survived by his wife Sue Macaulay Kouwe, sons Robert Nelson Kouwe, Jack Connor Kouwe, brother Richard aka "Rico" (Jeannie), twin sister Marcia Brown (Larry), sister Maureen Kouwe, father and mother-in-law Don Macaulay (Alayne), several nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law. He was a member of Avila Golf & Country Club, past member of Palma Ceia and Old Memorial and Temple Terrace country clubs, an avid and accomplished golfer, Little League Coach and played basketball at Syracuse University. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt St., Tampa, with a reception to follow at Avila Golf & Country Club, 943 Guisando De Avila, Tampa, FL. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Metropolitan Ministries, 202 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602. Please sign the online guestbook at www.blountcurry.com Blount & Curry F.H. MacDill Avenue Chapel
LABRADOR, Natividad 90, passed Oct. 20, 2008. Visitation, Oct. 23, 6-8 pm at 280 Mariner Blvd. Service, Oct. 24, 10 am; Burial 11am at Florida Hills. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991
LANDIS, Margaret M. 88, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Youngstown, OH, passed away on Oct. 21, 2008. She is survived by her husband Edmon Kuri Harp; son George Landis; sister Theresa Moore; brother Norman Landis; grandchildren Sean & Dana Landis, Maura Batton and Robert Ketcheson; great-grand-children Bryan, Lance & Olivia Batton. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held today Oct. 22 at 3 pm at Isla Del Sol Country Club, 6000 Sun Blvd. NCS-Clearwater
LARSON, Anna D. "Ann" 93, died Oct. 20, 2008. Survived by her grandson, John Magee; and Best Friends Betty, Roy and Norma. E. James Reese Funeral Home Seminole, 727-391-9954
LAVIANO, Domenico 80, of Brooksville, died Oct. 20, 2008. Survived by 2 sons; 1 sister; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Turner FH/352-796-9661 turnerfuneralandcremation.com
LAWSON, Phyllis M. 88, passed away on Oct. 18, 2008, in St. Petersburg, after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Worcester, MA to John and Gina Morelli on Feb. 17, 1920, and moved to St. Petersburg in 1967. She was a graduate of Worcester City School of Nursing. In 1943, she volunteered for service in the Army Nurse Corps and was assigned to a field hospital in England during World War II. Mrs. Lawson obtained the rank of First Lieutenant and was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. As the spouse of a military officer, she lived in a variety of locations in the United States and also in Germany. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Raphael's Church. She enjoyed preparing large meals for her family and was an avid gardener. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Colonel George A. Lawson, Sr. USAF (Ret.) of St. Petersburg; 2 sons, George A Lawson, Jr. of Aiken, SC, and Dr. J. Mark Lawson of Chesapeake, VA; and 2 daughters, Ceci L. Shannon of Birmingham, AL and Lori L. Rutland of St. Petersburg. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Assad of Metairie, LA; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, from 5:30- 7 pm at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home - N.E. St. Petersburg, 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at 10 am at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. Interment will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Hospice of The Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook @ www.AndersonMcQueen.com Anderson McQueen Funeral Home 727-822-2059
MacNAIR, Ronald E. 51, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 16, 2008 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Maryanne and several loving family members. Merritt Funeral Home-Spring Hill Chapel
MaKINSTER, Sissi Lee 37, of Spring Hill, formerly of Zephyrhills, passed away Oct. 10. Sissi has 5 brothers, Dean, Tom, Otto, John and Joseph MaKinster. She also has 3 brothers-in-law, Edward Shea, Mel Hemperley and Lewis LaForce. Sissi also has 4 sisters, Debbie Shea, Robin Hemperley, Kelly Latin and Sue Washington. Sissi has 5 sisters-in-law, Jo Anne, Joyce, Shawna, Robin MaKinster and Carol LaForce. Sissi was predeceased by her parents, Otto and Elizabeth MaKinster and sister, Georgianna LaForce. Please join us to celebrate Sissi's life on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2 pm in Timber Lake Estates, 34301 Countryside Drive, Zephyrhills, FL 33543. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the spectacular group home that Sissi lived in, Newth, Inc., 1080 Altoona Avenue, Spring Hill, FL 34609. Dobies Funeral Home - Hudson 868-4441 dobiesfuneralhome.com
MARCHESE, Vincent J. Of Bayonet Point, died Oct. 17, 2008. Beloved husband of 56 years of Louise (Bracco) Marchese. Dear father of Joseph (Elizabeth) of Sparta, NJ, Laura (Paul) DeBergalis and Charles Marchese; grandfather of Vincent J. Marchese of Pennsauken, NJ, Michael and Paul DeBergalis; son of the late Giuseppe and Francesca Marchese; brother of Carmen (JoAnne) Marchese; the late Charles (Joann), Caroline and Mary. Funeral was held today, Wednesday, at Holy Cross Church, Buffalo, NY. Donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Vincent's Memory, 12107 Majestic Blvd. Hudson, FL 344667. Vincent was a Veteran of WWII and a POW. During WW II Vincent served as an infantry rifleman in Europe. Captured on Oct. 4, 1944, imprisoned in Stalag 7-A in Moosburg Germany. He was liberated on April 29, 1945 from Stalag 7-A by General George Patton and the third army. Past president Holy Cross Church Holy Name Society. Member of Eagles Wood Condominium Board of Directors. Former Commander of the Florida State Chapter # 1 of American Ex-Pow Post. He was also a commander of the Catholic War Vets. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.
MEALS, William E. "Bill" Our beloved father passed away on Oct. 18, 2008. Born in Argentine, PA, Sept. 9, 1910, he was the last living member of a family with 7 children: Charles, Raymond, William, Helen, Dorothy, Lester and Chester. His death is preceded by his wife, Mildred in 1991. He is survived by his daughter, Jo Anne Snodgrass of Clopton, AL; and his son, Robert L. Meals, of Pinellas Park. There are 4 grand-children, Michael and James Snodgrass, Scott Meals and Diane Vigliotti; 5 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 12-2 pm with a graveside service to follow. He will be buried beside his wife of 51 years in the Memorial Park Cemetery. He may be gone but will NEVER be forgotten. Thank you for your calls & prayers. Jo Anne & Bob R. Lee Williams & Sons FH 3530-49th St. N/527-1177 www.rlwilliams.com
MEREDITH, Julia Ann "Judy" 79, of Palm Harbor, died Oct. 19. Survived by daughter, Shawn; grandchildren, Carly, Zachary; great- granddaughter, Madisyn. Dobies Funeral Home - Tarpon
MOORE, Madeline M. 94, of Belleair Bluffs, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. Born in Pittsfield, MA and moved to Florida from Totowa, NJ in 1974. Survived by daughter, Carol and husband, Mike Barker, of Satellite Beach; daughter, Janet Cristello of Largo; sister, Marion Gaynor, of Clearwater; 4 grandchildren, Connie (Stephen) Weekly, Ed Cristello, Clinton (Christine) Barker and Dawn (Chris) Forlizzo; 5 great-grand-children, Denver Cristello, Taylor Weekly, Braedon Barker, Dominic Forlizzo, Kira Barker and Dear Friend, Karla Nestoff. A memorial service will be held 2 pm Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs. Hubbell Funeral Home 727-84-7671 www.hubbellfuneralhome.com
MULLER, Charles A. "Andy" 80, went to his eternal reward early Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2008. He was at home under the care of Hospice and his loving family. His homegoing followed a brief battle with cancer. He lived each day of his life in a peaceful way, earning the respect of all he knew, and his passing was in the same manner. He had been a resident of St. Pete Beach for 15 years since he retired from a long career with the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Gladys; two devoted daughters, Susan Muller Thielemann of St. Petersburg and Cindy (Jim) Cavagnaro of Seminole; and one dear son, Todd (Marcia) Muller of Naples, FL. Andy also leaves his two precious granddaughters, Kim (Justin) Grimshaw and Katie Cavagnaro, as well as many life-time friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the church where he and Gladys worshiped, Faith Assembly of God, 3900 28th St. N, St. Petersburg. Friends are invited to visit at 1 pm, with the service to follow at 2 pm. The family is grateful for the help of Hospice in Andy's final days, and memorial donations may be made to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.
OLIVER, Joan T. 82, of Hudson, passed away Oct. 18, 2008. Born in Forestville, PA, she was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School, and was a retired school nurse from Willingboro, NJ. She received a Graduate degree from Wilkes College and a Masters from Trenton State. She moved to Florida in 1989, and is survived by husband, Joseph; sons, Thom of Lake Worth, FL, Tim of Suwanee, GA and Jody (Juliet) of Clover, SC; brother, Thomas Tierney of South Natick, MA. Mass will be held at 10 am on Oct. 25th at St. Michael's Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice Hudson Care Center. www.prevattfuneralhome.com
PATTERSON, Kathleen E. "Kay," 72, of St. Petersburg, passed away Oct. 19, 2008. She is survived by her mother, Alice Patterson of St. Petersburg; daughters Laura Ryan of Pleasanton, CA and Susie Izzo of Eustis, FL; sons Michael Izzo of Richardson, TX and Daniel Izzo of St. Petersburg; 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. ALife Tribute - Gulfport
PETERS, Julia A. 90, of Valrico, died Oct. 21. Survived by sons, Donald & Leonard; brother, Charles; sisters, Matilda & Mary Ann. Funeral services will be held in Elyria, OH. Stowers-Brandon
PETREY, Seagle B. 82, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 18, 2008. Survivors include his wife, Virgie L.; son, Stevan Petrey and many other loving family members. Merritt Funeral Home-Spring Hill Chapel
RAINERI, Andreana 87, of Port Richey, died Oct. 19th. Born in New York, NY, she came here 26 years ago from Queens, NY. She was a clerk for PanAm Airlines and a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include 3 sisters, Angelica Raineri, Connie Tatti, both of Port Richey, Marion Raniere, Brooklyn, NY and a very loving, extended family. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct . 23, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, with Mass Friday, 10:30 am at St. James. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gulfside Regional Hospice. Faupel Funeral Home 727-849-9964
ROSFELD, Robert William Friends will be received at St. John's Catholic Church, 445 82nd Ave., St. Pete Beach, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, from 9:30 am to Mass time at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to favorite charity. Brett Funeral Home 321-3321
ROUSH, Louise H. 80, of Dunedin, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. She was born in Branford, FL and has been a life long resident of Pinellas Co. She was a member of Curlew United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor, and a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Queen Esther Chapter #4 of Clearwater. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Charles Roy Roush. And survived by a son, Paul of Dunedin; a daughter, Charlene F. Roush of Land-O-Lakes; sister, Lorena Hagin Hart of Dunedin; and 2 grandchildren, Heather & Adam Roush. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 from 12 Noon to 1 pm with funeral service starting at 1 pm, Internment will follow at Curlew Pioneer Cemetery, Palm Harbor. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000 www.curlewhills.com
RUSSELL, Billy Earl 80, passed away peacefully Oct. 16, 2008, after a long struggle with emphysema. He is survived by loving wife Betty Ann; son Randall Russell; daughter Roxanne Fleszar and grandchildren Kevin, Sean and Katie. A service will be held for family at Rose Hill Cemetery in Kissimmee Saturday, Oct. 25. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of FL Suncoast, Rose Team, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.
SALVATORE, Romano 79, of Palm Harbor, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 at his resdence. Eternal Rest Memorial Park & Funeral Home 727-733-2300
SCHULTZ, Bobby Joe 14, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 18. Born in Dunedin, he was a lifelong resident of the area and active student. Memberships include the American Motorcycle Assoc., Dade City Motocross and Sunshine Motocross. He is survived by his parents, Robert & Cathy Schultz, Tarpon Springs; brother, Rodney McCoy, St. Petersburg; paternal grandmother, Imelda Schultz, Tarpon Springs; maternal grandmother, Ruby Robbins, West Virginia; and numerous aunts, uncles & cousins. Visitation Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5-8 pm at Dobies Tarpon, with services Thursday at 10 am. Final resting place, Cycadia Cemetery. Dobies Funeral Home-Tarpon dobiesfuneralhome.com
SIERRA, Virginia "Della" 77, of Hudson, passed away on Oct. 18, 2008. Della was born in Plant City on March 13, 1931 and grew up in Moultrie, GA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Huey Lee Vaughn and Amanda Childree Vaughn; her loving husband, Miguel Angel Soerra; her brothers, Huey Vaughn and Roy Vaughn; her sisters, Lucy Molenaar and Eathel Hernandez. She is survived by her caring and loving sisters, Dora (Alex) Edwards, Dottie Howells, Ruth Newlands, Juanita (Scott) Daddis; and brother, Foy (Marilyn) Vaughn; her adoring children, V. Joyce (Tony) Zilinsky, C. Rejene (Steve) Holt, J. Conrad (Anna) Cook, S. Gary Cook, Michael T. Sierra, Judy-Lynn (Gene) Galbreth and Pamela K. (Mark) Phelps; her 15 precious grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Della devoted her life to caring for her family, who always came first. Her passions were embracing love and lofe, her beautiful flowers and nature. She will be eternally missed "until we meet again." Della would love to know that a plant or tree was planted in her honor. She will watch it grow with you. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Judy Galbreth, 13140 Lucille Drive, Hudson, FL 34669. Arrangements by North/ Meadowlawn Funeral Home New Port Richey
SIMPSON, Mark E. 20, of Pinellas Park, died on Oct. 19, at Bayfront. Survived by a loving family. Contact funeral home for details. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home 727-347-6636
SPINDLER, Amy Elizabeth 95, of Dover, DE, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, in Kent General Hospital. She was born in Sept. 27, 1913, in Chesterhill, OH, daughter of the late Willard and Lucy (Woodyard) Parker. Amy was co-owner of a hardware store with her late husband in Plymouth, IN for 20 years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph B. Spindler in 1995, a son, Parker "Jerry" Spindler in 1999, two brothes, Philip Parker and Donald G. Parker and a granddaughter, Amy Marie Spindler in 2003. She is survived by a daughter, Carole J. Jones and her companion Bob Shulties of Dover, DE; daughter-in-law Sally J. Spindler of Seminole; three granddaughters Bonnie Kay Spindler of San Francisco, CA, Christiana Tosatto and her husband Robert of Brookeville, MD and Elizabeth Kilmartin and her husband Jay of Irmo, SC; and six great-grandchildren, Ermias, Gillian, Rosa and Sebastian Tosatto and Ian and Rhys Kilmartin. Funeral services will be 11 am Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at the Chapel of Prayer, Anona United Methodist Church, Largo, FL. Arrangements by: Moss Feaster Funeral Home Largo 727-562-2080
STENSTROM, Iver V. 52, of Masaryktown, died Oct. 15, 2008. Survivors include his sons, Joe V. & Christopher D.; brother, Stan. Merritt Funeral Home Spring Hill Chapel
TAIT, Robert A. 82, of Clearwater, departed this life to join his beloved wife Kathleen, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at Morton Plant Hospital. He was born in Aurora, IL and came to Clearwater in 1958, from Naperville, IL. He was a retired CEO of UPCO Postal Employees Credit Union for 35 years, a Methodist and a veteran of WWII, having served as a paratrooper with the U.S. Army He was also a member of the Retired Postal Employees Breakfast Club and an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan. Survivors include 2 sons, John R. of Snellville, GA, Thomas R. of St. Petersburg; 2 grand-children, Keith A. and Justin R. Tait; 3 great-grandchildren, Thomas J, Katlyn R. and Jayson R. Tait. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at 11 am at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater, FL, 727-562-2070, with The Reverend Barbara Brokhoff, of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
TEBBETTS, Eugene "Larry" 76, of Brooksville, passed away Oct. 20, 2008. Devoted husband of Eleanor, survived by 3 sons, James, Steven & Robert. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991
THOMPSON, Elmer "Elmo" 79, died Oct. 18th in Clearwater. Survivors include his son David; and his daughters Marcia Cagwin, Lee Ann Laue and Nanette Willinger along with 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He previously owned the popular "Elmo's Donuts" shops, and will be missed dearly by his loving family and many friends. Family will receive friends Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 pm at the funeral home, reception following.
WILLIAMS, Rutha Mae 71, of Clearwater died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Mease Dunedin Hospital. Born in Clearwater, she attended public schools in Pinellas County. She worked for Morton Plant Hospital for many years in the Domestic Engineering department. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She is survived by 5 sons, Ivan Cobbs Sr. of Clearwater, Lamont Cobbs and Kevin D. Cobbs, both of Tampa, Christopher Williams of Virginia, and Bruce Williams of Tallahassee; 1 daughter Phyllis Hardge of Tampa; 1 sister Louise Smith of Detroit, MI; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, 11 am at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Visitation Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, 6-8 pm, family will receive friends 6-7 pm at the church. "A McRae Service"
ZSETENYI, James 85, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 19, 2008 at Gulf Haven Assisted Living Facility. He was born in Chicago, and relocated to Florida in 1986 coming from Calumet, IL. He was an employee of the Illinois Central Railroad for 39 years. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. James is survived by his loving wife, Theresa of New Port Richey; 3 sons, Michael (Patricia), Thomas (Wendy) and Robert (Karen) Zsetenyi. He is also survived by 1 granddaughter and a great-grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 24 at 9 am at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Visitation hours for Mr. Zsetenyi will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at North/ Meadowlawn Funeral Home in New Port Richey from 6-8 pm.