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AYCOCK, Jimmy Lee 74, of Brandon, passed away on Oct. 25, 2008. He is survived by his loving family. Services will be private. Serenity Meadows Funeral Home 813 677-9494

BARCLAY, Edward S. 87, of Largo, died Oct. 7, 2008. Born in Oak Park, IL on Aug. 15, 1921, he moved to Tampa in 1923, and graduated from the University of Florida in 1943 and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Following US Army service in WWII, he worked as a commercial artist, after 1957, in St. Petersburg. A devoted member of the Rotary Club, he was a Paul Harris Fellow and a longtime member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, the National Rifle Association, and a hunting safety instructor. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth and his son David. A memorial will be held Nov. 1, at 3 pm at E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Oakhurst United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

BERRY, Caroline E. 78, of Zephyrhills, died Oct. 24, 2008. Survived by husband, Jim; sons, Freddy & Ronald; daughter, Carol; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

BOGGS, Michael Paul 61, of Salisbury, NC, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at Rowan Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on March 23, 1947 in Freeport, Long Island, NY, he was the son of Ruby Sims Mumford and the late Paul Boggs of Safety Harbor. Mr. Boggs was employed by Battery Alliance, Inc., and in the battery industry for 40 years. He also founded West Coast Battery of Port Richey. Mickey was preceded in death by his brother James. He is survived by his wife Nancy Lannon Boggs; eight sons, Michael Jr., Anthony, and Roy Boggs and Terry, Robert, David, Alan and John Lannon; two daughters Kathy Bittner and Sharon Senn; and 17 grandchildren, Jaclyn, Michael, Christopher, Matthew, Richard, Brian, Ashley, Chelsea, Cierra, Leah, Joshua, Joseph, Tylor, Austin, Devin, Matthew, and James. Services were held in Salisbury, NC. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, 128 N Fulton Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 or the American Cancer Society, Rowan County Relay for Life, c/o Frances Morris, 1103 Burksway, Salisbury, NC 28146. Online condolences can be sent to

BORS, Frank Ernest 89, of Clearwater, died Oct. 22, 2008 at Consulate Health Care of Safety Harbor. He is survived by his loving family. Int'l Casket & Urn Gallery Funeral Home 727-723-3020

BOUDREAU, Louise Helen (Massimo) 78, of Pinellas Park, formerly of Seminole and Hartford CT, widow of the late Donald Boudreau, passed away on Tuesday Oct. 21. Born in Flushing, Queens, NY, Mrs. Boudreau was a public relations executive with the American Heart Association in Hartford for many years. As the health of her parents deteriorated, she relocated to Seminole and took care of them while continuing to work for the Heart Association. After retiring from work, Mrs. Boudreau and her husband traveled extensively in the United States and Canada in their RV, often for most of the calendar year. She was active in Christ the King Lutheran Church in Largo, and volunteered with Friends of Strays, an animal shelter. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 11 am at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Rd. in Largo.

BROCK, Edith 89, of Safety Harbor, died Oct. 22. She is survived by her son Stanley; daughter Suzanne; sister Ruth; and 3 grand-children. Curlew Hills F.H. 727-789-2000

CALLENDER, Aileen F. 87, of Tarpon Springs, died Oct. 23, 2008. She is survived by her 3 children, Lynn Letzring, Janice Batson, and Jeff Callender; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held at Berea Baptist Church in Palm Harbor Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, from 10-11 am with a memorial service to follow at 11 am. Curlew Hills Funeral Home

CAMPBELL, Lorne P. of Palm Harbor, died Oct. 21, 2008. A funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 27 at 10 am at Curlew Hills Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice. Curlew Hills Funeral Home

CANNON, Robert C. Honorable, Retired Presiding Judge, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, former legal advisor to Major League Baseball Players Assn., and Vice President of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. Found eternal peace Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at St. John's on the Lake with his family at his side, at the age of 91 years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Helen E. Cannon (nee Gildea); his parents, Raymond J. and Alice Carey Cannon; and his sister, Dr. Mary Alice Cannon. He will be remembered and dearly missed by his beloved children, Mary (Bill) Drew, Tom (Dr. Nancy), Bill (Geralyn), Patrick (Linda), Dr. John (Josefina), of San Antonio, TX, and Susan Cannon of Tampa; his cherished grandchildren, Rachel, Niall, Rory, Colleen, P.J., Joe, Kelly Conor, Monica and Sean; and a great-grand-daughter, Elizabeth; his sister, Jeanne Sweeney; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and especially, Helen Cotnam. Visitation for family and friends today at the funeral home, from 4pm until the time of the family prayer at 7 pm. Friends may join the family Monday, Oct. 27 at St. Mary's Visitation Catholic Church, 1260 Church St., Elm Grove, WI, for the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am. Private interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the Helen Gildea Cannon Scholarship Fund, c/o Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Office of Advancement, 4257 N 100th St., Milwaukee, WI 53222. Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral & Cremation Service 10121 W North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 414-774-5010

CARRO, Daniel 44, of Valrico, died Oct. 23, 2008 at home. Survivors include his parents, Frank and Blanca; brothers, Sergio, Stephen, and nephews, Alex, Tyler, Justin and Brandon.

COVINGTON, William Leslie "Bill" 59 of Tampa, born Oct. 10, 1949, went home to the Lord Oct. 20, 2008. Bill is survived by his wife of 25 years, Valentina Covington; mother Doris Elaine Boswell Covington; daughters Chelsea Covington, Summer Bigham, son-in-law Ronald Bigham; grandchildren Wade, Jarod, Bronte, Siblings Duke Covington (Jeannie), Robin McLeod (John), Terry Covington, Ginger Matthews and Cheri Pinner (Mac); predeceased by his father James Grady Covington. Bill was a member of the 1st graduation class of Leto High, he played baseball on the team JAM. He is a member of BOMA (Business Owners and Managers Association); he also was a member of the Tampa Industrial Golf League and sponsors his team, "TEAM MANTIS." Bill has developed his company "Mantis Pest Management" with hard work and perseverance. All of Bill's customers have great respect for his honesty and goodwill. Bill's love of life and his unconditional love for his family and friends will be celebrated at Tampa Bay Community Church, 3315 Fletcher Ave. W. Nov. 1, 2008, 3 pm, 813-963-2366, with a reception following. Directions will be given out at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Moffit Cancer Center in Bills name, Hospice, or to Tampa Bay Community Church.

DANAHER, Mae M. 87, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 24. Survived by son, Val; daughter, Patricia; and many grandchildren. Dobies F.H. Congress Street 841-7555

DEARING, Grace M. "Amazing Grace" 70, of Pinellas Park, passed away Oct. 22. She was a native of Lowell, MA and moved to Pinellas Park in 1972. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a homemaker. Her passions were her family and her work as Volunteer Chairwomen over the past 25 years for Sacred Heart's, St. Patrick's, United Cerebral Palsy and with the Deaf Service Center's bingo program. She was a past board member of the Pinellas Park Girl's Club. She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Bill; 2 daughters, Sharon Price and Jane Bolton; 3 sons, Kevin, Scott and Michael; 15 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday Nov. 7th, at 10 am at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family asks that donations be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33709

DIOGUARDI, Anthony "Tony" 71, Port Richey, died Friday, Oct. 24. A native of Brooklyn, NY he was a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Agnes "Cookie"; 4 daughters Donna, Toni Lynne, Ashley & Christie & her husband, Chris O'Hanlon; sister, Joyce Glaser & 3 grandsons, Christopher, Marc & Thomas. The family will receive friends Monday 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richey. Funeral Mass celebrated Tuesday, 10:30 am at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, Port Richey by Fr. Michael Cromier. Interment at Meadowlawn Memorial Garden

DURANTE, Joseph F. Age 86, died Oct. 24, 2008, at Marliere Hospice Care Center. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty (Meszaros) Durante; 2 daughters Denise Kastle and Dawn Kelly; a sister Connie Scenna and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 27th at 3 pm at North/ Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey. Visitation hours will be held Monday, from 1 to 3 pm. Interment services will be private.

EYTCHESON, Wesley "Bob" Former owner of Nature's Storehouse. Survived by wife, Fay; 2 children; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Dobies Funeral Home - Hudson

FLAVIN, Timothy G. 68, died Oct. 18,2008 at home from cancer. Final resting place will be Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Visit, click obituaries for condolences.

FLETCHER, Blodwyn C. "Bonnie" 86, of Kenneth City, died Oct. 22, 2008. She is survived by 1 sister; 4 daughters; 2 sons; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and 3 stepdaughters.

GARRISON, Louise 87, of Clearwater passed away Oct. 23, 2008. She moved here in 1973 from her native Murray, KY. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, O.D. Garrison and 2 sons, Robert & Jack Garrison. She is survived by a daughter Linda (Bart) Gooch; a son, Dick (Harriet) Garrison; 2 sisters; 12 grandchildren; & several great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Funeral will take place in Kentucky. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Belcher Road Chapel 562-2070

GEIGER, Madelyn J. 84, of Zephyrhills, passed Oct. 24, 2008. Survived by sons, Richard and John; and sister, Lois Hummer. Hodges Funeral Home 352-567-6100

GIGLIO, Marie R. 83, of Clearwater, died Oct. 24. Survived by her husband Joseph; children Joann & Jane; brother Vincent; 5 grand & 5 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills 789-2000

GLEASON, Doris L. 83, of St. Petersburg, passed away Oct. 23, 2008. She was born in Tiverton, RI and was a winter visitor for many years before moving here permanently in 1998. She was a piano and organ teacher providing private lessons and also played professionally. At the age of 52, she received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She was a member of the Mass. Music Teachers Assoc., American College of Musicians and the Musicians Union Local 216. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Louis; daughter, Joanne Champague; granddaughters, Jodi K. McCall & Jamie L. Champague; half sister Claudette Orkins; and great-grandson Sean P. McCall. A service to celebrate her life and memory will be held in the Village Green Mobile Home Community Clubhouse on Saturday, Nov. 1st at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospice of the the Florida Suncoast.

GRIFFIN, Helen Age 96, formerly of Top-of-World, widow of George Griffin, passed away Oct. 15, 2008 at St. Mark's Village. Survived by her loving children, Margaret Napier (Dan), Gerry (Marty), Kathy Pruyn, Joe (Joan); 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, friends & caregivers. Graveside services will be held for Helen and her sister, Corinne Visceglia, who passed away Oct. 2, 2008 on Oct. 30, 9:30 am, at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992

GROSS, Margaret E. "Peggy" Born in Bellefonte, PA, she came to St. Petersburg in 1948. She was a 1941 graduate of Bellefonte High School. Retired as a technical librarian with General Electric company, Largo. She was a member of Senior Citizens Services, Clearwater. Survivors include 2 half-brothers Donald R. Gross, Camarillo, CA and Thomas J. Gross, Scottsdale, AZ. Reese Funeral Home & Crematory 727-391-9954

GRYP, Earl 82, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. He was at home under the care of Hospice and his loving family. He was born in Colona, IL in 1925. He was an Army veteran of WWII and served with General Patton in the Third Army. He was employed by Foremost Packing Co. in East Moline, IL, until going on the East Moline Fire Department in 1953. He was on the Fire Department 22 years, then transferred to the Waste Treatment Plant for 6 years. After 28 years of service for the City of East Moline, he retired in 1981. That same year, he and his wife moved to St. Petersburg. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia; two daughters, Joanne (Kurt) McDuffie of St. Petersburg and Janice (Larry) Cox of Rio Linda, CA; a sister, Clara Downing, of East Moline, IL; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great- grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 5 -7 pm on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, 3530 49th Street N, St. Petersburg. He will be interred at the Bay Pines National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Hospice Foundation of The Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760. R. Lee Williams & Son 49th St. N 727-527-1177

HAURA, Bruce of Bridgewater, NJ, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at his home in Clearwater. He was 70. He was raised in Fort Lee, NJ and was a part-time resident of Clearwater. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the School of Engineering at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and was a ceramic engineer in New Jersey before retirement. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Mrs. Dona Haura; his son, Dr. Eric Haura & wife Julie of Tampa; and his daughter, Dr. Gail Lisson & husband Scott of Rocky Mount, NC. He also leaves four grandchildren, Summer & Lucy Haura of Tampa and Paige & Jonas Lisson of Rocky Mount. Memorial services in New Jersey and Florida will be planned for a later date. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Thoracic Oncology Program Fund #33421, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, Mailstop: UTC Found, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 or to the Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.

HEINEN, Edward William 93, of Palm Harbor, died on Oct. 23, 2008 at his son's home under the care of Hospice. Edward was born in Kenosha, WI in 1915, and came to Florida in 1983 from Racine, WI. He worked as a machinist and a supervisor at George Gorton Machine Company before retiring, and he also volunteered at the Palm Harbor Library for 20 years. Edward is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, William & Denise Heinen; 7 grandchildren; & 6 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Zaricor. He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen & daughter, Mary Ann Dakins-Vanness, A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 am at St. Michael & The Archangel Catholic Church, 2281 S.R. 580, Clearwater. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to either Palm Harbor Library or to Hospice. Int'l Casket & Urn Funeral Home 727-723-3020

HELLSTERN, Frank J. 86, passed away Oct. 18, 2008. He was born in Chicago, IL. He was a WWII Army veteran. He is survived by his 2 sons, Russell Hellstern and Steven Hellstern both of St. Petersburg; 4 brothers, Geza, of Lake Geneva, WI, John, of Fox Lake, IL; Andrew, of Chicago, IL & Joseph, of Antioch, IL; 2 sisters, Kate Reichart of California, and Ann Sertzel of Lake Geneva, WI; 3 grand-children and 7 great-grand-children. Funeral Services will be in Lake Geneva, WI under the direction of the Steinke Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services 727-321-3321

HENDRICK, Eileen A. 83, of Largo, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at Hospice House Woodside. Born Jan. 27, 1925, in Gutten-berg, NJ. She moved to this area in 1953, from Westchester, NY. She is survived by a daughter Eileen Heishman of Largo; and 2 stepdaughters, Jan Lewis of Knoxville, TN and Christie Woodring of St. Petersburg; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Eileen was preceded in death by husbands, William T. Ard and Herbert Hendrick and a son William T. Ard Jr. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1st, 2008, at 2 pm at Faith United Methodist Church of Largo, where she was a member. Arrangements are being handled by: Moss Feaster Funeral Home Largo 727-562-2080

HIERS, Shirley Ann 72, passed Oct. 24, 2008. Visitation Oct. 28, 6-8 pm at 280 Mariner Blvd. Service Oct. 29, 1 pm; burial to follow at Florida Hills. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

HOPE, Kenneth H. 68, of Weeki Wachee, formerly of New Port Richey, died Oct. 24th. He was born in Guatemala and moved to new Port Richey in 1950, from Lowell, MA. Ken was a retired real estate appraiser for Pasco County and formerly served as a funeral director at North Funeral Home, New Port Richey for 17 years. He was a 1957 graduate of Gulf High School and was active in the Gulf high athletics boosters, the West Pasco Little League and PAL football, a member of the Pearl of the West Lodge #146 F&AM, and served as the first president of the New Port Richey Jaycees. In his later years he earned his BS degree from the University of South Florida. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Rocky) Russ; sons, Kenneth H. Jr. (Joie), Leonard J. (Stephanie) his former wife and lifelong friend, Claudette Vogel; brothers, Lawrence (Virginia) and Bill (Barbara); and 7 grandchildren. Friends may call at Faupel Funeral Home Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 3-5 pm, with services following at 5 pm. The family suggests donations to Hernando Pasco Hospice. Faupel Funeral Home 727-849-9964

KNAPP, Kenneth E. 72 of Dunedin died Oct 23. Survivors: wife Joyce; children Kenneth, Steven, Barbara, Karen, Cindy; sister Carol; 15 grand & 3 great-grandchildren.

LAGOS, Gary George Age 56, passed away Oct. 24, 2008, due to complications related to a recent injury. He was a drywall finisher by trade, coached little league, played golf and pool. Preceded in death by his wife and father. Leaves behind his sons, Tony and Jeremy Lagos; his mother Dorothy Lagos; his 2 sisters, Kathy Capitano and Karen Walker; also his 18-year companion Saundrah Mayhew and her daughter Stevie Mathias; and many nieces and nephews. Gary made many friends in life, all knowing him as a "scrapper" and comedian. Memorial Gathering will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, 2-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hand Up For Kids Foundation. R. Lee Williams & Son F.H. 3530 49th St. N. 527-1177

LEGGIO, Annmarie 32, passed Oct. 23, 2008. Visitation, Oct. 26, 3-6 pm at 280 Mariner Blvd; Service, Oct. 27, 1 pm; Burial at Florida Hills. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

MABREY, Julia G. 88, of South Pasadena, died Wed-nesday, Oct. 22, 2008. She was born in Hartford, CT and came here in 2001 from East Hartford, CT where she retired from Aetna Insurance Co. She is survived by her son, Tom H. Jr. of St. Petersburg, daughter, Joyce Lantz of Dillsboro, NC; 3 grandsons; and 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be on Wednesday at 12:45 pm at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes View obit & guestbook @

McVEY, Raymond A. Oct. 28, 1934 - June 7, 2008. Memorial service to be held at Bay Pines Cemetery Tues. Oct 28, 2008 at 1:30 pm

MEINBERG, Lucille 90, of Clearwater died Oct. 23, 2008. Member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survived by a nephew and a niece. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater 727-796-1992

MELLEN, Mildred Ann 85, a former longtime resident of Gulfport, died Feb. 2, 2008, in Napa, CA. Mildred was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Rocky Bay, Nova Scotia, the daughter of John and Margaret Doyle. She was a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and spent more than 27 years serving as an LPN at convalescent centers throughout the region. Her life was dedicated to Elder Care and even in later years she enjoyed visiting local care homes entertaining residents as part of her harmonica club. Mildred was preceded in death by her beloved husband Lawrence Joseph Mellen in 1987. She is survived by her sons Lawrence Wayne Mellen of Napa and Robert Francis Mellen of Punta Gorda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am, Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at the Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Gulfport. Private Committal will follow in the Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines.

MILLER, James D. Aug. 15, 1917-Oct. 7, 2008. 91, of Seminole & Pinellas Park, died Oct. 7, 2008, James was born in Pittsburg, PA. Within days he and his mother returned to the family's dairy farm near Alliance, OH. James was the oldest of 3 brothers, attended the nearby one room Uniontown school and graduated from Sebring High School. James began a study of engineering at Kent State and later Ohio State, but World War II interrupted his studies. James was drafted into the U.S. Army on Feb. 11, 1941, 10 months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. 4 months after Pearl Harbor, James left for the South Pacific as a member of the Signal Company of the 37th Infantry Division. 2 years later, he returned to New Jersey to attend Officers Candidate School; and after graduation, James again went overseas as a Signal Officer with the 191st Signal Repair Company in the China-Burma-India region. James returned from the war and married Rosemary Scanlon in 1946. Rosemary and James had 8 children and a loving marriage of over 61 years. James worked for Ohio Bell Telephone Company for 38 years, holding numerous technical and leadership positions in Alliance, East Liverpool, and Cleveland. James was a member of the Knights of Columbus. James & Rosemary moved to Florida in 1978. James is survived by his brother Donald Miller of North Palm Beach; 7 children, Peggy, James, Robert, Brian, Mary Ellen, Kevin, & Tom; 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Pinellas Park, at 10 am on Friday, Dec. 5. There will also be a burial ceremony at Bay Pines National Cemetery in Seminole. Cars will be led to the gravesite at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760, or your local Hospice.

MOHLER, Gayle Mayfair 97, of Largo, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 at the Harbour Wood Nursing Center, Clearwater. Gayle was born April 13, 1911 in Indianapolis, IN and moved to this area in 1970 from California. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Turner Brandon Post #7 of Clearwater. Gayle was preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, Frederick L. Mohler. She is survived by 2 cousins, Ronald Scott of Clearwater, and Marjorie Long of Houston, TX and 4 second cousins, Mark A. Scott, Bradley D. Scott and Wayne A. Scott all of Clearwater and Brett E. Scott of St. Petersburg. Memorial contributions may be given to The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Memorial services will be held at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, Largo, FL.

MOODY, Emily of Tampa, passed away on Oct. 22, 2008. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home 605 S. MacDill Avenue

MOORE, Wayne Elwood 44, of Clearwater, passed away Thursday at his home. Survivors are his wife Catherine; mother Christine; and 2 sisters. Moss Feaster Belcher Chapel 727-562-2070

MOSER, Kathryn Benfield "Kitty," was born March 28th, 1929, in North Carolina. She peacefully received her official angel wings Oct. 23rd surrounded by her friends & family. Born 3 months premature in a time of little technology, Kitty proved to be a strong individual from the start determined to make her mark on this world. After living in Georgia & Louisiana she moved to St. Petersburg in 1962, with her 2 children Timothy (deceased) & Cassandra. She was a devoted employee of Publix Supermarket, Joel & Jerry's & Eckerds Drug store, retiring at the age of 78. Kitty resided in the Azalea neighborhood for 30 years where she was extremely active in the homeowner's association & community development of the St. Petersburg area. She touched the hearts of all she came in contact with, particularly as a daughter, sister, mother, wife, an aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to all. She made this world a better place & the stars in the sky will now shine a little brighter. A party will be held at her request to celebrate her life Saturday, Nov. 1st at 6551 Greenbrier Drive, Seminole. Open house style starting at 3pm, all are invited to join us.

NICHOLS, William Luther "Nick" 80, died Oct. 20, 2008, surrounded by loved ones after a brief and courageous fight against heart disease. He was a fourth generation Floridian who was born in Oxford, FL and graduated from SPHS in 1946. All who knew him can find solace that his spirit has been set free and he is "holding court" telling the many hunting, fishing and other stories he is famous for. His family is comforted and buoyed by the fact that he lived his life on his own terms and had no regrets. Nick was a founder and co owner of Ideal Publishing Co. and Lightning Print in St. Petersburg. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved being in the woods, on the water fishing and on his beloved farm in Quincy, FL. Nick was an extremely kind and generous husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who could always be counted on to help out when needed. He was very proud of his farm in Quincy and enjoyed playing host to many guests, often introducing them to the joys of the outdoors and the sport of hunting. We will fondly remember and cherish his tradition of having everyone sit around the dining room table at the farm telling and retelling tales at the days end. He is survived by Freda, his wife of 58 years; son Steven (Ana); son William (Dayna) and daughter Lisa, all of St. Petersburg; grandchildren Jeffrey, Mallory and Robbie; sisters Cleo Hatch (Charles), Delma Booth (Walter) and Marie Sonn (Roy); many nieces and nephews; and numerous special and close friends. Friends may call on Nov. 1, 2008, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Center, 2201 Dr. M.L.King St. No., where a memorial service will follow at 12:30 pm. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook @

NOWLING, Richard Bruce 86, of St. Petersburg, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at Bay Pines VA Health Care System. Born in Lodi, OH, he moved to St. Petersburg from Jackson, MI in 1929. He was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School and the University of Tennessee where he played on the football team and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 36th Division Infantry. Richard was a founding member of the St. Petersburg Exchange Club and St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and served a term as President at the Lakewood Country Club. He was preceded in death by Ruth, his wife of 58 years. Survivors include his son, William Nowling and his wife, Julie; daughter, Beth Nowling and her husband, Marek Kaminski; 4 grandchildren, Andrew, Kristen, Cody, & Aaron; & 1 great-grandchild, Isabelle Ruth. A visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 from 4-6 pm with a funeral service on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at 1 pm, both at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast or St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home NE St. Petersburg Chapel 727-822-2059

PLUMMER, Lucy V. Age 96, a former resident of New Port Richey, died Oct. 22, 2008 in Gulf Breeze, FL. For information call: North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home 4244 Madison St. 727-849-9281

ROSEWALL, Arthur A. of Tampa, died Oct. 19, 2008. Survived by his wife, Josephine and sons, Robert and William. Blount & Curry, MacDill Ave. Chapel 813-876-2421

ROSS, Bette Clements 84, a resident of Manor Care in Carlisle, PA, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. She was born Oct. 2, 1924, in Summerdale, PA. She was the daughter of the late Helen and George Aubel. Bette was secretary to the Superintendent of West Shore School District, Mr. Raymond Wert, for 18 years before retiring and moving to St. Petersburg. After 30 years in Florida, she moved back to Camp Hill, PA in 2002. Survivors include daughter, Pennie Bohl and husband Mike of New Cumberland, PA; son, Ted Clements and wife Holly of Mechanicsburg, PA; three grandchildren, Nikki Dohner and husband Barry of Hershey, PA, Ted Clements of Lancaster, PA and Melinda Clements of Mechanicsburg, PA. Her three beautiful great-grandchildren are Kenzie Dohner, Trenton Clements and Riley Dohner. She also has a sister, Dorothy Carnes and husband Ralph of Middletown, PA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 27, at 11 am at Musselman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 324 Hummel Avenue,, Lemoyne, PA. Visitation will be from 10-11 am Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Slate Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3417-C Concord Rd., York, PA 17402

SCHOBERT, Les Former curator for major zoos who later became a renowned advocate for elephants suffering in zoos and circuses, died at his home in La Quinta, CA, on Oct. 14, 2008, at age 61 from cancer. Les began work as a zookeeper at Busch Gardens in Tampa after graduating from the University of South Florida in 1969 and rose quickly to hold key positions with Busch Gardens in Tampa, Houston and Williamsburg VA. In 1978, he became General Curator for the North Carolina Zoo, and later served as Animal Collection Curator at the Los Angeles Zoo from 1992-96. After 30 years, Les left the zoo industry due to deep concerns over the poor welfare of captive wildlife. In 2004, he became a consultant for In Defense of Animals, advocating for large elephant preserves in place of the small zoo exhibits where the pachyderms suffer and die prematurely. Les was quoted widely in media stories, and his op eds appeared in major newspapers such as the Washington Post. Les received a City of Los Angeles commendation in 1994 and was lauded by renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall for his contributions to chimpanzee welfare. Les moved to Tampa with his family in 1954 & graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1964. He is survived by two sons, Bryan Schobert of St. Petersburg, Grant Schobert & wife Michelle of North Carolina; 3 grandchildren, Courtney and Cassidy of NC and Tyler of TX; his mother, Lora Schobert, father, Earl Schobert, DVM & wife Carol; his brother, Neal Schobert & wife Vivian; and his sisters, Bonnie Schobert & Janice Kreuzinger & husband Paul, all of Tampa; his long time companion Gretchen Kneeter of La Quinta CA; many cousins & a world of friends. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Sat. Nov. 15, 2008, at Lake Carroll Baptist Church, 12012 N. Rome Ave., Tampa. Donations may be made to: In Defense of Animals; the PAWS elephant sanctuary; or The Elephant Sanctuary

SCOTT, Jean Ruth 90, died Friday, Oct. 24. Former telecommunication supervisor, Bell Atlantic. Survived by grandson, Jeff of Tarpon Springs. Dobies - Tarpon

SHERBURNE, William H. "Bill" 87, passed on to his final resting place on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008. Born in Winchester, MA, Bill moved to Clearwater in 1949. An Army Air Force veteran, Bill devoted his professional career for 37 years at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park until he retired as VP of Marketing and Public Relations. He served as both Officer and Director for the Nat'l. Assn. of Cemeteries, Southern Cemetery Assn., and FL Assn. of Cemeteries. Bill was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clearwater for more than 60 years and was a 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite and Shrine. Known for his active involvement in civic affairs, he was a member of Kiwanis International and was Campaign Director for the March of Dimes. He is survived by his children, Frederick B. Sherburne, Dixie Haase, and Haven Sherburne; 3 grand-children, Holly Hiles, Jeffrey Haase, and Kyra Sherburne; his sister, Sally Finn; brother, Dale Sherburne and nephew Dr. Bradford Sherburne. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute to Wright's Healthcare, 11300 110th Ave. N, Seminole, FL 33778 or Hospice.

TAYLOR, Katherine "Mammy" Our beloved Mammy passed away Oct. 23, surrounded by her family. She was born in East Bridgewater, MA and moved to Seminole in 2004 from Gwynn's Island, VA. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Lawrence Taylor; her son Bruce Taylor (VA); daughter Susan Green, Kathleen Farriss and Joyce Weatherford; son-in-law Charles Weatherford); grandchildren, Bonney and Shawna Green, Brian and Scott Farriss, Jason Weatherford and Christy Lagorio, Katie Adams and Maeghan Taylor; great-grand-children John Paul and Kayla Farriss, Madison, Taylor, and Anthony Lagorio, Olivia and Cole Weatherford, and Alexa and Andrew Farriss. Donations may be made to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Contact funeral home for service details. Reese Funeral Home & Crematory 727-391-9954

THOMAS, Elaine L. 85, of Bayonet Point, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. She loved her family and was surrounded by her children when she passed. Please go to www.memorialwebsites. to read more about her. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services

TUCKER, Mrs. V. Annette "Nicky" 93, died on Oct. 15, 2008, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, VT, of complications following a stroke. She was visiting family in Brookfield, VT, from her home in Hampton, VA. Born Vera Annette Philbrick on July 29, 1915 in Bridgeport, CT, and raised in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of Halsey Raymond and Vera Douglas (Booth) Philbrick. She attended Oxford Country Day in Hartford, CT, graduated from Emma Willard School in Troy, NY in 1933, and received a degree in landscape architecture from Smith College in 1937. Last year she attended her 70th college reunion. She was a member of the Junior League, maintaining an active membership throughout the many cities in which she resided: Hartford, CT, Charlottesville, VA, Clearwater/Belleair, FL, New Orleans, LA, and Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. She gave of her time and energy in volunteer activities starting with the Children's Museum of Hartford which began in a small room at the Elizabeth Park Pond House which was located across Asylum Avenue from her home. The museum has since evolved into the Science Center of Connecticut. She transcribed a book a year for several years into Braille for the Hadley School for the Blind in Winnetka, IL. Additionally, she served as a volunteer at Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Point and Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. During the 1950s, she and her sister owned and ran the original Sandy Bookstore in Clearwater. Upon her return to Clearwater in the late 1960s, she became involved with the development of the Cottingham School and served as an assistant principal for 2 years. Following that, she began a successful and rewarding 25 year career as a real estate agent for Belleair Realty. She played a great hand of bridge, enjoyed the theater and the symphony, and traveled extensively. Needlepoint and playing the piano were other passions, and she was an avid tennis player and fan throughout her adult life. She was preceded in death by her first husband, David N. Carvalho of Hartford, CT, with whom she had three children; her second husband, Stanley R. Tucker of Baltimore, MD; and her sister Constance Van Brunt of Clearwater. She is survived by her son David N. Tucker and wife Cornelia or Green Brook, NJ and their children: Alan and Cornelia (Tucker) Mazzan and daughter Anabel of Fairhaven, NJ; Annette Tucker and sons Bennett and Colin Wacaster and daughter Cornelia Wacaster of Berkley Heights, NJ; Michael and Rebecca (Tucker) Pruskowski and daughter Ella of Morristown, NJ; Fernando and Suzanne (Tucker) del Valle and daughters Carolina and Evangeline of Corning, NY; David N. Tucker, Jr. of Green Brook, NJ; and Mary Catherine Tucker of Morristown, NJ. Also by her daughter Constance and husband George Karalekas of Brookfield, VT. And by her daughter Linn and husband Peter Scott of Hampton, VA, and their children: Alexander Scott of Richmond, VA; Ashley Scott and his wife Alice of Richmond, VA; and Amanda Scott of San Francisco, CA. Additionally are two nephews, David Linke and wife Lynn of Lakewood, CO, and Douglas Pierson and wife Margaret of Ormand Beach, FL. Final plans for a private interment at her family plot in Hartford, CT, are in progress. A celebration of life will take place next summer around the time of her birthday at her family cottage in Brookfield, VT.

TYRRELL, Robert E. Sr. "Bob" 72, of Port Richey, died Oct. 24, 2008. Survived by wife of 51 years, Marjorie "Marge"; 3 children, Robert Jr., Debra and Michelle; 3 sisters, Ruth, Jean and Barbara; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons. Visitation Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2-4 pm with services at 4 pm. Dobies Funeral Home - Hudson

WALKER, Ruth L. Ruth (Hamm) Walker was born in Covington, KY on Aug. 9, 1927. Ruth moved to Tampa, where she worked as a hostess at the Floridian Hotel. It was there that she met and eventually married Estill B. Walker, who was employed by Ford Motor Company. They moved to Treasure Island and opened Walker Ford in 1957. It was the first Ford dealership on the beaches of Pinellas County. After the passing of Estill B. Walker, Ruth became the president of Walker Ford, one of the very few female presidents to operate a Ford dealership. One of Ruth's greatest passions were her animals, especially dogs. Ruth was a large supporter and contributor to the SPCA. Ruth is survived by her two sons, Frank and Gary Walker, the late Clyde Walker; granddaughter, Miracole Walker Burns; two grandsons, Weston and Ryan Walker; two daughters-in-law, Karen and Carole Walker. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SPCA Tampa Bay, Attn: Beth Lockwood, 9099 130th Ave. North, Largo, FL 33773. Private service only, family and close relatives to attend. Guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911

WASHINGTON, Bertha Lee Porter Age 86, of 1230 Upton Court South departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at the Westminster Suncoast Health Center. Preceded in death by husband Willie Washington, son David Washington Sr.; sister Rosa Lee Porter Wilson; brother Isaiah Porter. Survived by children Isaiah (Maureen) Copeland, Shirley Washington Allen, Willie (Dorothy) Washington Jr., Carolyn (Barton) Washington Harris, Ellis (Mildred) Washington; devoted niece Elizabeth (Patrick) Bernard; devoted nephew Alvin Porter and a host of grandchildren; great-grand-children and other relatives and friends. Viewing on Saturday, Oct. 25, 3-8 pm at Creal Funeral Home. Visitation with family on Saturday, 5-6pm. Funeral services on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2 pm at the 20th Street Church of Christ. Bro. Robert Smith officiating. Creal Funeral Home Funeral Service providers "Alleviators of Grief"

WEILENMANN, George Thomas 65, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 22. Survived by children, George, Michele, Denise, Jeanne; sister, Jeanne; grandchildren. Dobies 7Springs