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ALLMAN, William Dominic Jr. 86, of Seminole, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Patricia Allman; daughter Dr. Mary Jo Brubaker and son-in-law Rev. Daniel L. Brubaker of North Carolina; daughter Dr. Anne Allman of Missouri; and son Michael J. Allman and daughter-in-law Kathleen Allman of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Patricia Vir, Daniel A. Brubaker, Matthew Allman, and Emily Allman; and two great-grand-children, Ajay and Dhruv Vir. Bill was born in Washington, DC and graduated from Anacostia High School, George Washington University, and Maryland University and continued his education at Florida State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in China to establish weather patterns for that country during WWII. Bill retired in 1986 after a 30 year career in public education, first at the old Largo Junior Senior High School and later at Seminole Senior High School. He was known as the counselor who always wore bow ties. For 16 years Bill and his wife owned Hen House Antiques. A long time resident of Seminole, Bill loved everything the Suncoast has to offer: fishing, the Gulf, birding, tennis, the public library system, smart bridge players, the county parks, good friends, and the St. Pete Times. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to Bay Pines VAHCS Hospice or the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. Visitation is Sunday Nov. 2 from 2-4 pm at the funeral home. The memorial service is Monday, Nov 3, 10:45 am at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Reese Funeral Home and Crematory 727-391-9954

ARADO, Roberto Mariano 61, of Valrico, died Oct. 27th. Memorial service 1 pm Thursday, Oct. 30, with visitation one hour prior at: Stowers Funeral Home Brandon, 813-689-1211

BARTON, Robert "R.L" 87, of Zephyrhills, Oct. 28. Survived by wife, Gladys; children, Robert, Edward, Glenn Barton & Carolyn. Teague; Services 1 pm Saturday at Hodges Family Funeral Home.

BAUER, George W. 84, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 28. Survived by wife Lorraine; sons Kenneth (Patricia) & Robert (Denise); 4 grandchildren; son-in-law George. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson

BEMIS, Ben G. 77, of Palm Harbor, died Oct. 29. Survived by wife, Carolyn; sister, Susan; 4 children; 7 grandchildren. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon 942-0515

BERNHARDT, Kenneth W. 83, of Tampa, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2008. Born in Flushing, NY in 1925, he was a World War II combat veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He received a Purple Heart after being wounded in France. After the war, he graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Journalism. He moved to Paris where he met his wife, Hadarah. They eventually moved back to New York, where he became an Advertising Executive, bringing them to Honolulu then Tampa. He received many distinguished advertising awards, including a Cleo Award and donated his time and efforts to producing American Cancer Society commercials that warned against the dangers of smoking. He was an avid tennis player, runner and surfer and served with many local community groups including the Florida Orchestra, Tampa Museum and The Florida Aquarium. He is survived by Hadarah, his wife of 56 years; 2 sisters, Jeanne Bernhardt and Dorothy Johnson; his daughters Caroline Bernhardt Ramirez (David) and Francesca Bernhardt Beatty (Steven); and a grandchild, Alex Bernhardt Beatty. Please sign the online guestbook at Blount & Curry FH MacDill Avenue Chapel

BOUFFARD, Leo P. 89, of St. Petersburg died Oct. 27, 2008. He is survived by his loving family. Services to be announced at a later date. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport Chapel

BOYLE, Edward John "Ned" 81, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 28. Survived by wife Eileen & loving family. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home New Port Richey 727-845-1957

BUCHKOSKY, Helmuth W. 92, passed away peacefully 5 days before his 93rd birthday and was reunited with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Anna, and brother, Walter O. Survived by second wife, Waltraut; children David, Jim (Diane), Paul (Ruth), Mary (Randy); step-children, David, Tom and Teri; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Memorial service on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11 am at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Rd., New Port Richey. Memorials preferred to Youth With A Mission or Mission Aviation Fellowship.

BUZZA, Muriel B. (Feeney) "Ditty", 87, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at The Allegro at College Harbor, St. Petersburg. Born in Worcester, MA, the daughter of the late Mark L. and Florence E. (Thalin) Feeney. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1979 from Goffstown, NH. After moving to Florida she became a realtor with John Cyrus, Realtor. Ditty was past President and life member of The Womens' Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Suncoast Guild. An artist most of her life, she was a longtime member of The Miniature Art Society of Florida. She is survived by her loving husband of 64½ years, Eric M. Buzza, Sr., of St. Petersburg; her loving children, a son, Eric Buzza Jr. of St. Petersburg, and a daughter, Sandra Clougherty and her husband John of Orlando, and Northwood, NH; 3 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren; her brother, Mark L. Feeney, Jr. and his wife June of Plymouth, MA; many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of her life will be held Monday (Nov. 3) at 3:30 pm at The Allegro at College Harbor in the Dining Room 4650 54th Ave, S. St. Petersburg. Following cremation burial will be in the New Hampshire Veteran's Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. Memorial Contributions may be made in her memory to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 The Waters Funeral Home in Concord, NH is in charge of the arrangements

CIGANEK, Irvin E. 91, of Clearwater, died Oct. 27, 2008. Survived by wife of 20 years, Helen T.; daughter, Corinne Hayward of Edmond, OK; 2 grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home

CORKER, Marilyn Marie 64, of St. Petersburg, died on Oct. 28, 2008. She moved to St. Petersburg from her native Cairo, GA, and worked locally for a Boat Manufacturer. She was a member of the New Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, serving with the choir, Usher Board and Missionary Society, and member of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include sons, Kenneth, Dexter, Lennis and Jesse Mitchell; daughters, Phyllis Brown, Rutha Mitchell and Pamela Miller; sisters Myrtic and Jessielee Corker, Sue Isaac; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, 1 pm, Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation Friday, Oct. 31, 4-6 pm at the funeral home. Wake service 7 pm at Mt. Pilgrim M.B. Church. Friends may share condolences at Smith Funeral Home 894-2266

COTMAN, Eloise 76, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at her residence. Born in Marianna, FL ,she came here in 1998, from Newark, NJ. She was a retired supervisor with the Newark Preschool Council, Inc. Head Start Program. She was also a volunteer with Head Start in Pinellas County. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she was President of the Resource Committee and a member of the #1 Usher Board. She is survived by 2 sons, Michael Cotman (Sharon) of St. Petersburg, Derrick Cotman (Patricia) of Jacksonville; 3 brothers, Joseph Pittman (Darlene) of St. Petersburg, Donald Pittman of Graceville, FL and Richard Pittman (Hattie) of Miami; 3 sisters, Patricia Crumb (Elbert), of St. Petersburg, Gwendolyn Mitchell and Alice Neal Pittman, both of Marianna; 1 sister-in-law, Rev. Keturah Pittman, of St. Petersburg; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; & a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services are Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, 11 am at St. Mark AME Church. Visitation Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, 3-7 pm. The family will receive friends 6-7 pm at the funeral home chapel. A McRae Service

DANKNER, Albert S. 80, of Spring Hill died Oct. 29, 2008. Survivors include is wife Angela and many other loving family members. Merritt Funeral Home-Spring Hill

DOW, Erica 49, of Apollo Beach, FL, died Oct. 27, 2008. Memorial service Saturday, Nov. 1st 4 pm at Serenity Meadows/813-677-9494 6919 Providence Road Riverview, FL 33569

DUSA, Lauriann L. 61, of St. Petersburg, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26th at home with her family. She is survived by her four sisters, Kathy M. Dusa of Painesville, OH, Patricia L. Johns (Mike) of St. Petersburg, Holly M. Freeman (Tim) of Cincinnati, OH, and Barb J. Darby (Ken) of Largo; and two brothers, Todd Brew of Mentor, OH and Daniel Dusa (Nina) of Cincinnati, OH. Beloved aunt of Lisa M. Turchon (Geff) of Willowick, OH, Steve P. Garbiso Jr. of Eastlake, OH, Shawnon Krimmel (Bill) of St. Petersburg, Micah and Esther Freeman of Cincinnati, OH, Justin and Ariel Brew of Mentor, OH, Jason (Dominique) of Pittsburg, PA, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She is the beloved niece of Dan and Patricia Nardozzi of St. Petersburg, and Don and Rosanne Dusa of Cincinnati, OH. She also leaves behind her ten-year old cockatiel companion, Elvis. She is predeceased by parents, Marilyn and Dan Dusa (1999) of Redington Shores, FL. Born in Cleveland, OH, she moved to Florida 30 years ago. She was employed at Transitions Optical where she was active on their CARES Committee. She was an avid NASCAR fan, especially fond of Jeff Gordon. She enjoyed fishing, crafts, and reality television shows. The family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 30th, 10 am to 12 pm and 5-7 pm with a religious memorial service at 6 pm, at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. No burial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse). Mail your tax-deductible contribution to: CASA, P.O. Box 414, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Online memorial & guestbook available at Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services 727-321-3321

EDSALL, Ethel, 82, passed away on Oct. 27, 2008. Visitation, Friday, Oct. 31, 2-3 pm at 280 Mariner Blvd. Survived by her loving family and friends. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

FARRELLY, Linda Lee 66, of Pinellas County, died Saturday, Oct. 25th, 2008. She is survived by her best friend, Michael Farrelly, and her children, Richard & Gary Niger, Linda Tacy, Lisa Mohr, Angel Farrelly, Michele Farrelly, Cathy Brandt & Tina Hutchinson; her father, Sam Rebis; 2 sisters, Ethel & Patty; her brother, Gary; 34 grandchildren; and 3 great-grand-children. She was predeceased by her daughter, mother, and 2 brothers. A Gathering will be held on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 from 5-8 pm at Reese Funeral Home, 6767 Seminole Blvd., where a Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:30 pm, which will include the sharing of memories. A reception at the funeral home will follow the service. Reese Funeral Home & Crematory Seminole 727-391-9954

FISHER, Beverly F. 85, of St. Petersburg, died Oct. 28. Predeceased by husband, Quentin D. Survived by 3 sisters-in-law, Barbara Fisher, Opal Mundine, Nayoma Stark, all of Texas & Friends.

GIAMBRONE, Angelo 84, of Lithia, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008. He is survived by his loving family. Serenity Meadows Funeral Home Riverview, 813-677-9494

GIORDANO, Nancy 96, of Clearwater, passed away Oct. 21, 2008. She is survived by her son, Dr. John Giordano. Arrangements by: Rhodes Funeral Directors 727-446-3055

GODWIN, Michael Ernest 65, of Land O'Lakes, passed away Oct. 28. He was a lifelong resident of Florida and has no known survivors. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson 868-4441

GRAHAM, William "Billy" 84, of Spring Hill died Oct. 28, 2008, at Hospice. Survived by loving wife Lora; 5 children; 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991

GRAY, Archibald Charles III "Charlie" Feb. 8, 1961 Aug. 25, 2008 Burial services to be held Oct. 31, 2008 at 2 pm, Bay Pines National Cemetery.

GROVES, Matthew Roy 33, of Hudson, died Oct. 25. Survived by wife Virginia; stepchildren, Schoen and Hannah, and loving family. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson

HAYNES, Rev. Richard B. 64, of St. Petersburg, went Home to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, of heart failure. He was born in North Carolina and came here in 1985, from Dallas, TX. He was a 1994 graduate of New Orleans Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree and was a Pastor of various churches for 45 years including MN, TX, FL and was a former Executive Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship. He also was involved in various camp ministries. He was Associate Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in St. Petersburg. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Karen; 2 daughters, Kim (Allen) Russell of Columbia, SC, Kristi (Jon) Campbell of Thonotosassa; 2 brothers, Martin Chew of Lake Wales, Raymond (Jackie) Haynes of Hart, MI; 3 grandsons, Michael, Andrew, Christopher Russell, and various nieces and nephews. He was pre deceased by his sister, Joanne Adams and sister-in-law, Carole Chew. A Celebration Of Life will be 6 pm on his 65th birthday, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 at Friendship Baptist Church 4001-74th St. No. The family requests memorials to Focus Evangelistic Ministries, Inc. P.O. Box 498 Danielsville, GA 30633. Online memorial and guest book at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-528-2880

JABLONICKY, Michael P. of Clearwater, was born into Eternal Life on Oct. 5th, 2008. He moved to Florida in 1973 from his native Milwaukee, WI where he worked for the Jansen Co. for 14 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also owned and operated Completion Consultants Inc. in Clearwater. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kathy; a daughter Karole (Donald); 3 granddaughters; a sister Helen (Rudy); a brother Joe; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Hospice of The Florida Suncoast or Holy Spirit Ecumenical Church. Please call the funeral home for service and donation information. ALifeTribute Largo Chapel 727-559-7793

JACOBS, Bernard 93, of St. Petersburg, died Oct. 23, 2008. Preceded in death by 1 son & 1 daughter. Survived by wife, Henrietta; 4 sons; 1 daughter; 7 grand and 13 great-grandchildren. NCS

JAHRLING, Anthony N. "Tony," 82, of Holiday, died Oct. 28. Born in Manila, Philippines, resident of Holiday since 1991. Retired Research and Development Quality Control specialist for Bristol Myers Squibb, New York City. A Diplomat of the American Board of Pharmacist. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Conchita; children, Carole, Virginia, Anthony, Maria, Ramon, Patricia, and John; siblings Luis and Lourdes, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 31, 2-4, 6-8 pm at Dobies Holiday Chapel with a funeral Mass to be held Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 am at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday

JENNINGS, WIlliam S. 44, of San Antonio, FL, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008. Service Oct. 30, 11am at the 301 Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home Dade City. Friends received 9:30-11 prior to service

JUDY, John T. 52, of Clearwater, died unexpectedly on Oct. 24. A memorial service will be held at ALife Tribute in Largo on Friday, Oct. 31 at 2 pm. For extended obituary go to

KADYK, David Jackson 82, of Palm Harbor passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. He was born in Springfield, IL. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1948, and Stetson University College of Law in 1951. He was a 50 year member of the Florida Bar, a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was a member of the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, the Maritime Law Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and past President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. He practiced with Macfarlane, Ferguson, Allison and Kelly from 1951-1997 and with Smith, Clark, Delesie, Bierley, Mueller and Kadyk from 1997-2007. He was a mentor, friend and inspiration to the many young attorneys that he trained during his career. He was particularly known for his high ethical standards as well as his tenacity and skills in the representation of his clients. Both his good humor and ferocity were known and admired by his law partners as well as those who litigated against him. He served his country as a pilot instructor flying P-51 Mustangs in the US Army Air Corps 1943-1946. He was a former Commander of the Tampa Power Squadron. He was an avid outdoorsman and golfer. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Beverly; sons, James, Peter, Daniel and Christopher; stepchildren Lauree and Michael Carnes; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and his brother, John Kadyk, Berkeley, CA. At Dave's request no funeral services will be held, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.

KALFA, Stephen F. 72, of Dunedin, died Oct. 26. Survived by wife, Anna; 6 children, Anthony, Todd, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Josephine & Rebecca; 7 grandchildren; mother, Wilma. Curlew Hills FH

KERR, Ella Louise Weeks 96, of Dade City, died Monday Oct. 27, 2008. Services 2 pm Thursday, Oct. 30, at 5th St. Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home; friends received one hour prior to the service.

LaMANTIA, Maria "Mary" 79. Visitation, Oct. 30, 2-4 & 6-8 pm, 280 Mariner Blvd. Mass, Oct. 31, St. Theresa at 9:30 am. Burial at Florida National Cemetery. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

LAMBERT, Donald W. 73, of Clearwater, died on Oct. 19th. Funeral at CW Com. Church at 10:30 am, Nov. 7th. For more info. Visit

LESCH, Temujin "Tim" 50, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 26th at his home. He is survived by his loving family. Arrangements by: Morgan Funeral Home 727-847-3999

MAGGIO, Carmella 87, died Oct. 28. Survived by son, Vincent; daughter, Tina. Visitation at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 5th Street Chapel Oct. 30, 6-7 pm with a Rosary at 7 pm.

MARIK, Fred R. 88, of Seminole, died Oct. 23rd. A member of the VFW, American Legion and Czech Club. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Anne M. Marik. Reese Funeral Home/Crematory

McGANN, Ava M. age 80, of Holiday, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, in Florida following a brief illness. She was a native of Poughkeepsie, graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Yonkers, NY and with her mother, Ava ran the McGann Nursing Home in Poughkeepsie, NY. She then lived for 23 years in Florida, where she worked at Forest Glen Adult Care Facility and Home Health and was a member of Our Lady Queen of Florida Catholic Church in New Port Richey. She also lived 10 years in North Carolina. Ms. McGann was preceded in death by her parents, George and Eleanor McGann and sister, Florence McGann. She is survived by her sister, Eleanor Russell (late husband Robert Russell) of McMinnville, OR; sister, Rosemary McGann Trott and husband Richard of Florence, AL; and brother, George McGann and wife Josephine of Poughkeepsie, NY, and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at 1 pm in the Greenview Memorial Park, Florence, AL with the Rev. Andrew Sullivan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MEDEARIS, Charles Awalt of St. Petersburg died Oct. 5. He was a bankruptcy attorney and served in the US Navy. Please see full obit at Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202

MILLER, Mary Jo 64, of Hudson, died Oct. 28. Survived by husband, Mike; 3 children, Tina, Michelle, Mike Jr.; 2 sisters, Connie & Patti; 3 grandchildren, Zach, Sarah, & John. National Cremation Society

NEWBERRY, Beverly Ann 65, of Riverview, died Oct. 17. Celebration of Life, 1 pm, Saturday, Nov. 1, at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & FH, 6919 Providence Rd. Riverview, FL

PALMER, Irene 94, of St. Petersburg died Oct. 29, 2008. Visitation 10-12 am, Nov. 4, 2008 at the funeral home. Memorial Park Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-527-1196

PATEK, James A. Jr. 61, died on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Sandra and loving family. Turner Funeral Homes Spring Hill Chapel

POPLICK, Donald Thomas 51, Zephyrhills, died Oct. 28. Survived by children, Catherine, Ann and Don, Jr; mom, Nancy; and loving family. Service 2 pm Oct. 31 at Hodges Family Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

RAULERSON, David Lee 45, of Tampa, died Oct. 26. Survived by children, David, James, Joseph & Meghan; mother, Ruby. Service 3 pm, Nov. 1, at Oak Park Baptist Church. Stowers-Brandon

ROBB, Kathy Ann 55, of Port Richey, died Oct. 27th. Survived by husband, Joseph; son, Joseph II; daughter, Faith & 5 grand- children. Michels & Lundquist FH/NPR

ROCKWELL, Lynn Robert, 55, of Holiday, died Oct. 18. He is survived by children, Robert, William, Christopher and Jennifer; mother, Evelyn. Dobies FH, Congress Street 841-7555

ROSENTHAL, Col. Herbert Died Oct. 28. Chapel service 2pm Friday with burial following at Sylvan Abbey Cemetery. Guestbook @ David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911

RYAN, James C. 81, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he served 2 years in the U.S. Navy, and was an 18 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1976, and was employed by Bay Pines VA Hospital until retirement. He was preceded in death by son Kenneth. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dolores; his daughter Sharon Johnson (David); 2 grandsons, Dylan Johnson (Kristine) and Philip Johnson; and great-granddaughter Stella Johnson. Service to be held 10:45 am Friday, Oct. 31, at Bay Pines Cemetery.

SALERNO, Nellie F. 88, of St. Petersburg passed away Oct. 28, 2008. She was born in Waycross, GA and came here in 1961, from West Pittston, PA. She was a seamstress. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Anthony; a son, Andrew, and a grandson. She is survived by 2 sons, Terrell of Palm Harbor, FL and James of Coral Springs, FL; brother, James Prescott of St. Petersburg; sister, Blanche Jones of Connecticut; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday, from 5-6 pm at the R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home 3530 49th St. N. St. Petersburg. Funeral services will be conducted 1 pm Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at Florida National Cemetery 6502 S.W. 102nd Ave. Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, in her memory. R. Lee Williams & Son 49th St. No./727-527-1177

SCHULTZ, John E. 74, of Oldsmar, died on Oct. 8. He is survived by his loving wife Maria; 4 daughters; and 11 grandchildren. See full obit at Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202

SHOEMAKER, Betty Ann born on Dec. 31st, 1926, in Washington, DC, died Saturday, Oct. 18th, 2008, in Dublin OH. Originally from Bethesda, MD, attended Bethesda Chevy Chase H.S. Worked as a grants clerk for NIH, retiring in 1977. Married Donald Shoemaker 1946. They resided in Oldsmar, until Don died in 2003. She then moved to Ohio in 2004. Daughter of Vivian T. deceased and Margaret E. Middleton, who is 101 years old. Survived by her sons, Bruce, Ted and Rob; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a sister; a brother and a half-brother and their families. She loved animals, golf, playing cards, and ice cream. She will be greatly missed.

SHORTER, Mary E. 85 of Hudson died Oct. 25, 2008. She is survived by her daughters Shirley, Peggy, Eunice & Eloise and other loving family. Merritt Funeral Home-Spring Hill

SKLAR, Philip 87, of Brandon, passed away Oct. 22, 2008. Survived by daughter Carol Lynn Wagner; son Charles Miller; grandchildren; brother & sister. Services have been held.

SMITH, Geraldine H. "Jean" 87, of Largo, died Oct. 27. She is survived by her husband, Clay; her children, Connie and Jim; and many grandchildren. Turner FH 352-597-9510

SNOWDEN, Margaret "Margie," 91, of Hudson, died Oct. 26. Active at Timber Oaks Community Assoc. Survived by her son John W., Jr. of Bethpage, NY. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson

SOLOMON, Roy Gene 56, of St. Petersburg, died Oct. 25. Viewing Friday, 6-8 pm; service Saturday, 1 pm at New Life Power House Church, 3900 5th Ave N. St. Pete. Morning Glory FH

SPRAGUE, Cleon P. "Tick" Age 89, wintered in St. Petersburg, died Oct. 28, 2008. Survived by wife, Betty; 3 children; 8 grand and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral in Ohio. Russell Funeral Service

STIEBER, Alfred survivor of the Holocaust and the Battle of the Bulge, died at his home in Hudson on Oct. 5. He was 91. Preceded in death by sister, Paula. Survived by wife Florence & 3 daughters.

SUAREZ, Gacela 90, of Port Richey, died Oct. 27. Survived by daughter, Cindy; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation Friday 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Service Saturday 11 am. Michels & Lundquist FH.

TAIT, Robert A. Memorial service Saturday, Nov. 8th, 1 pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Belcher Rd. Chapel, Clearwater, FL 727-562-2070. (Please note time change).

VANDERSALM, Gertrude "Trudy," 80, of Seminole, died Oct. 27, 2008. Beloved mother, sister, grand and great-grandmother. R. Lee Williams & Son 49th St. N./

WEBER, Col. Charles W. Sr. 91, died Oct. 28, 2008. Survived by children, Charles W. Jr., Judith L. Cazel and sister Mary Helen Behrendsen. Reese Funeral Home Seminole 727-391-9954

WYMAN, Bessie Clearwater passed away Oct. 21. Native of Savannah, GA, moved from Otter Creek. Survived by sons, sister, daughters-in-laws, and grandchildren. Young's FH 442-2388