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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

ANGERS, Arthur Joseph 64, of Clearwater, passed away Oct. 30, 2008, at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born June 17, 1944, in Schenectady, NY and moved to Clearwater in 1982. He graduated from Ithaca, College, Ithaca, NY. He was a musician and music teacher and was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. He is predeceased by his parents, Katherine and Benjamin Angers, and a sister, Laura Angers Doin. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Maylisa I.; a son, Patrick (Regina) Angers of Glendale, Arizona; 2 brothers, Benjamin R. (Marilyn) Angers of Scotia, NY and Leonard (Louise) Angers of Schenectady; a sister-in-law, Melanie I. Dooley of Fairfax, VA; brother-in-law, E. Daniel Ivancho of O'Fallon, MO; 12 nieces and nephews and 7 great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home, 693 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater 6 pm - 8:30 pm and Funeral Mass Saturday, Nov. 1st, 11 am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1955 S. Belcher Rd, Largo. Moss Feaster/Belcher 562-2070

BARNETT, Ashley N. 20, passed Oct. 25. Visitation, Oct. 31, 6-8 pm. Service, Nov. 1st, 2-4 pm, both at 280 Mariner Blvd. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

BAVA, John V. 61, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 28, 2008. Retired tax examiner for the U.S. Treasury Dept. and Catholic. Survived by wife Mary Ann & sister Rosemary. Pinecrest Chapels 352-684-0001

BECKMAN, Dr. Ronald C. 73, of Weeki Wachee, died on Oct. 29, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Mona; & loving family. Turner F.H./352-796-9661

BELCHER, John 84, of New Port Richey, passed away Oct. 29. He has no known survivors. Dobies Funeral Home - Hudson 868-4441

BRANTLEY, Robert Earl Sr. of Tampa, died Oct. 28, 2008. Survived by wife, Louise; children Robin, Robert Jr., Larry & Anthony; brother, Richard; & stepchildren. Ray Williams Funeral Home

BRINKER, Bernhardt Passed Oct. 20, 2008. Born Oct. 24, 1922. Service & gathering of family & friends 1:30 pm at The Oaks of Clearwater, 420 Bay Ave., on Nov. 3rd. Int'l Casket & Urn 727-723-0071

BROWN, Dallas C. 85, of St. Petersburg, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008. He was an Army veteran of WWII and was a member of Suncoast Cathedral and the Silver Saints. He is survived by 2 sons, Rev. Dallas G. Brown of Pittsburgh, PA, David C. Brown of St. Petersburg; and 4 grandchildren. The family requests memorials to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Online memorial and guest book at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-528-2880

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.

CALABRESE, Savino Joseph 78, of New Port Richey, passed away Oct. 27, 2008. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was a Korean War veteran and a Yankees fan. Survived by wife, Clementine; daughter, Phyllis Ziegler; and grandchildren, Andrea, Brian, Jessica; and two great-grandchildren, Madyson & Michael, all of New Port Richey. Arrangements by: North Meadowlawn Funeral Home New Port Richey, FL 727-849-9281

DAVIS, Paul Andrew of Renton, WA died on Oct. 21, 2008. A native of Brook Haven, MS, he moved to St. Petersburg at an early age and was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School, Class of 1973. He later moved to Renton, WA,where he worked as a Occupational Therapist. He served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include daughters,Terrana and LaKeisha Davis; son, Bakari Davis; mother, Anna Davis; sisters,Eloiuse Rubin and Kimberly Davis; host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, 11 am, Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation Saturday, 9 am until service time . Smith Funeral Home/894-2266 Friends may share condolences at

EBERT, Jerilyn Jessie (Walker) Age 39, died Oct. 28, 2008 of breast cancer. Funeral 11 am Nov. 1, 2008 in Roscoe, IL. Obituary and condolences may be viewed at

ECKBERG, Allan E. of Aripeka, beloved son of Barbara and Allan, loving father of Kelsey Ekberg and brother of Steven and Kristen Ekberg, passed away at Spring Hill Regional on Oct. 28, after diabetes complications. He will be missed by his coworkers at Parkwood Medical and his family and friends. Memorial service Saturday, Nov. 1, 11 am at Dobies Funeral Home-Hudson 727-868-4441

EVANS, Izzie B. of Zephyrhills, died Oct. 25, 2008. Survived by daughters, Yvonne Humphrey, Patricia Harris & Elaine Westley; other relatives & friends. Ray Williams Funeral Home

FARRELLY, Mary Anna 86, of Hudson, passed away Oct. 28. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church, the Sea Pines Civic Assn., Telephone Pioneers of America & the Ladies Auxiliary of the Elks. She is survived by sisters Helen O'Brien of West Nyack, NY; Betty Horan and Rita Reutter and Agnes Reilly of Florida. She was predeceased by sisters Margaret Zeiner and Anna Hawe; and brother Michael F. Hawe. She is survived by stepsons Edward Farrelly of Arlington, VA and John Farrelly of Williston Park, NY; and predeceased by husband John; stepdaughter Elizabeth Farrelly; and stepbrothers Thomas and Francis Farrelly. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 31st, from 2 to 4, and 6-8 and the funeral mass will be Saturday, Nov. 1st at 12 pm at St. Michaels Catholic Church.

FOLK, Mary E. 79, of Tampa, died Oct. 21, 2008. Preceded by husband, William L. Folk Jr.; survived by family, Billie Jean Quintiliani, David Folk, Linda Frugte. Blount & Curry - MacDill

FORD, Jimmie 63, of St. Petersburg died on Oct. 28, 2008. He moved to St. Petersburg from his native Trenton, NJ. He worked as a machinist with Oxford Industries of St. Petersburg and enjoyed tennis and chess. Survivors include wife of 33 years Loretta Baxter-Ford; step-son, Tyrone Baxter; sons, Ricky, Jimmie Jr., and Gregory Ford; daughters, Deborah Ford and Darlene Nichols; stepfather Reverend Fred Simpson; brothers, Elder Joe Langston and Clarence Ford; sister, Jaruthis Allison; 9 grandchildren; 2 aunts, host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, 11 am at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation Friday, Oct. 31, 4-8 pm, family will receive friends 7 pm at Smith Funeral Home 894-2266. In lieu of flowers, family request donations to the American Cancer Society. Friends may share condolences at

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

GILMOUR, Alice L. 81, of Tampa passed Oct. 29. Preceded in death by husband William & 2 sons. Survived by 3 sons, 3 daughters, 3 sisters, 12 grand and 13 great-grand-children. Loyless Funeral Home

GONZALEZ SANCHEZ, Sonia M. 44, of Tampa, died Oct. 28, 2008. Friends received Nov. 2 1-8 pm, with services at 6 pm at MacDonald Funeral Home, 10520 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa.

HICKS, Barbara M. 93, of Bayonet Point, passed away Oct. 29, 2008. She is survived by her loving daughter, Barbara (partner Dominic); 2 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren. Prevatt F.H.

HOUSER, Trudy 91, of Largo, went to live in Glory on Oct. 30th, 2008. She is survived by her devoted husband, Richard Houser; her loving children Len Leeb and Carol Walther, Marti and Charles Crutcher, and Dick and Pat Matthews. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Rusti Tolin and David Tolin, Leigh Powers, Kelly Childree, Matt Crutcher, Nicole Coyer and 13 great-grandchildren. Trudy was a volunteer for Hospice for 25 years. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are to be made to The Hospice of The Florida Suncoast. Visit the family's online guestbook @

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. 26, 2008. Preceded in death by 1 son & 1 daughter. Survived by wife, Henrietta; 4 sons; 1 daughter; 7 grand and 13 great-grandchildren. NCS

JOHNSON, Mark C. of Tampa, died Oct. 24, 2008. Survived by parents, Carleane Olczak (Joseph) & Jesse Johnson (Janice); 5 siblings; aunts & uncles. Ray Williams Funeral Home

JOHNSON, Valarie Gail of Tampa, died Oct. 24, 2008. Survived by mother, Mildred; children Janice, Olivia, Lashawna, Virgil, Victoria; 4 grandchildren; 8 siblings. Ray Williams Funeral Home

KING, Jacquelyn Hamilton of Tampa, died Oct. 22, 2008. Survived by mother, Delores Foster; children, Kimberly & Kolbe Reeves; 4 grand-children; 3 siblings. Ray Williams Funeral Home

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

LITTLE, Marie T. 93, of Clearwater, passed away Oct. 10, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born on the 4th of July, 1915, in Toledo, OH, where she attended the Notre Dame Academy for women. She was a member of the Light of Christ Catholic Church in Clearwater. A devoted mother and grandmother, her strong independent spirit and warm heart will continue to brighten & inspire our lives. She leaves behind all her children, Pat (Bill) Federspiel of New Haven, IN, Joanne Finklea of Florence, SC, Judith Deary, Elaine Schroeder, Henry Little of St. Petersburg, Marsha (Les) Stoller of Lewisburg, KY, David (Trudy) Little of Clearwater, Chuck (Mary) Little of Huntington, IN, Nick (Leslie) Little of San Jose, CA, Mary Beth Little of Tierra Verde, and Christine (John) Marrone of Phoenix, AZ; 29 grandchildren. Burial was in Indiana on Oct. 16.

MACK, Sonny Boy of Tampa, died Oct. 25, 2008. Survived by children, Robert (Jackie), Lillie (Justin), Joann, Nathan, Timothy (Laverne) and Deborah (Russell). Ray Williams Funeral Home

McAFEE, Harold 90, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 28, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Ruth McAfee; and children, Doug McAfee, Ginny Henry, Rosemary Lindeman & Gayle DuVan. N/Meadowlawn

MECHEM, Jane 73, of Oldsmar, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor. Arrangements: Eternal Rest Memoires Park & Funeral Home/727-733-2300

OXINER, Wallace Parker 50, of Dunedin, passed away Oct. 24, 2008. He is survived by his loving family. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439

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

POLLOCK, Alice F. 98, of Hudson, died Oct. 29. Survived by son & caregiver Jim; 2 grandsons & 4 great-grandchildren. Contributions made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Grace Memorial Gardens

POWE, Dona M. 77, of Seminole passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, in her home. Dona was born on April 21, 1931, in Saint John, NB, Canada. She moved her in 1973, from Wolcott, CT. She was a PBX for Morton Plant Hospital and was of the Baptist faith. Dona is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Norman S. Powe of Seminole; a son, Mark (Tula) Powe of Illinois; 2 daughters, Gail (John) Kondor of Largo, and Sharon (Terry) Parmelee of Clearwater; 3 grandsons, Chris, Eric, Austin; one brother, Fred Bryden and one sister, Edna Carter both of NB, Canada. Private family services have been held. Arrangements by Moss Feaster Funeral Home Largo, FL 727-562-2080

RUSSIE, Mazie L. 82, of Clearwater, passed away on Sept. 17, 2008. Born in Swifton, AR, she moved to Clearwater in 1988, from Arlington, VA. She was a Protestant by faith. Predeceased in death by her husband, Herbert J. Russie, a WWII veteran. Survived by her son, Richard (Steve) Williams and cousin Norma O'Brien, both of Clear- water, and loving friends. National Cremation-Clearwater

SANFORD, Marcella 91, of Welsey Chapel, died Oct. 28, 2008. Business owner in Tampa. Survived by her sisters and numerous nieces. Services will be private.

SCAVUZZO, Mary K. 88, of Largo, passed away Oct. 28th. She was preceded in death by husband, Peter, and son, Albert. She is survived by a brother, Natale Geraci. Moss Feaster/562-2080

SHERWIN, Vera G. beloved mother, grandmother & great-grandmother passed away in St. Petersburg in her 96th year on Oct. 30, 2008, after a long struggle with cancer. Mrs. Sherwin was a long time resident of Cleveland and University Heights until she retired with her late husband Louis to St. Petersburg. Vera was well known as a devoted, tireless volunteer in the many organizations she served. She was devoted as well to her congregation, Park Synagogue in Cleveland, as a hard working sisterhood member. Vera was a devoted supporter of Zionist causes including Israel Bond drives. In 1970, her efforts were ultimately rewarded with recognition as "Woman of Valor." In 1975, she was honored as Grandmother of the Year by Park Synagogue Sisterhood. Her contributions to her community were just as noteworthy. In 1982, the city of University Heights and its Mayor Beryl Rothschild, recognized her as its Citizen of the Year. Mrs. Sherwin is survived by her sons and their spouses Kenneth and Felice of Fort Worth, TX, Gerald and Pamela of St. Petersburg; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:30 am today at David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. Further services and burial next to her beloved Lou will be Sunday in Cleveland, OH. Donations in her memory would be appreciated to Hospice. Online guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave / 381-4911

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.

SHORT, Donald C. 72, of Riverview, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. Celebration of Life, 7 pm, Monday Nov. 3, at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview.

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.

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).

THOMPSON, Thomas L. 63, died Oct. 24, 2008, in St. Petersburg. Survived by brother Tim. Service by Christ the Cornerstone Church, 727-543-6755, Nov. 5, 2008, at 6:30 pm in Pinellas Park. Donations to be made to either Boley Centers for Behavioral Health (St. Petersburg) for Homeless Programs only, or the Ryan White AIDS Fund.

WILLIAMS, Essie Mae of Tampa, died Oct. 25, 2008. Survived by son, Gardner Williams Jr.; devoted grand- daughters, Kaysonia Hollis & Tonya Hudley; other relatives. Ray Williams Funeral Home

WILLIAMS, Norman A. 66, of Hudson, formerly of Fleetwood, PA, born in New York, NY, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Beverly S. Williams; his son, Keith N. Williams of Cambridge, MA; his 2 daughters, Karen W. Kambiss of San Antonio, TX and Kristin W. Hope of Richmond, VA; and 3 grandchildren. A devoted family man, Mr. Williams was a professional engineer who spent the majority of his career in the electric utility industry. His pastimes included amateur radio and furniture making. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( National Cremation Society (727) 847-4745

WITEK, Joseph F. Age 65, of St. Petersburg, died on Oct. 26, 2008. He is survived by his loving daughters Tracy Lewandowski and her husband, David, of St. Louis and Elizabeth Gustin and her husband, Mark, of East Moriches, NY; partner Craig Heidel of St. Petersburg; brother Richard Witek and his wife, Kathy Malo, of Monson, MA; sister Patricia Schonback and her husband, Peter, of Monson, MA; former wife Priscilla Bradley of Marion, MA; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Gregoire, of Indiantown, FL. The family would like to extend special appreciation to the ICU nurses and chaplains at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for their compassionate and professional care for him in his final days. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the nature preserve that he loved and where he found solace and energy at Friends of Weedon Island, Inc., 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702.