Published Dec. 25, 2008|Updated Dec. 26, 2008

BEYER, Kenneth E. 86, of Clearwater, died Dec. 19, 2008, in Safety Harbor. Survived by his loving family. Turner F.H. Spring Hill Chapel 352-796-9661

BROWN, Mabel 74, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 21, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital. She is survived by 1 son, Lynn Brown of Tallahassee; 4 daughters, Shirley (Shellene) Holloway, St. Petersburg, Ella Jones, & Bonnie Miles, both of Birmingham, AL, & Cynthia Rambeau of Bainbridge, GA; 2 brothers & 3 sisters. Visitation Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, from 3-8 pm. Family will greet friends 7-8 pm at Creals F.H. Funeral service 12 noon Saturday at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. Creal Funeral Home Funeral Service Providers Alleviators of Grief

CHEMIN, Theresa 93, of Holiday, died Dec. 20 Survived by her loving family. She was the best Mom and Grandmother. National Cremation/Hudson

DALLAPE, Evelyn 100, of New Port Richey, died Dec. 20th. Survived by son Dennis. Services will be in Michigan. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home 727-847-3999

DAVIS, George J. 88, of New Port Richey, died Dec. 24. Survived by daughters, Margaret, Kathleen, Joy, Lyndra; many grandchildren. Dobies FH, Congress Street 841-7555

DENNIS, Russell Gerald "Jerry" 73, of Brooksville, passed away on Dec. 24, at Spring Oaks. He is survived by a large family. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991

DEROY, Mary Pancare 82, of Tarpon Springs, dear wife of Roland Deroy passed away under Hospice of the Suncoast on Dec. 23, 2008, at her residence. Visitation is 1 pm until 3 pm, Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2008, at Dobies Funeral Home, 701 East Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. Visit for complete life story, obituary and to sign the guest book. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202

DUBE, Sandra of Enterprise, AL, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at her home in Enterprise. She was 67. Funeral services will be held 10 am, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at St. John Catholic Church with Father Jan Zagorski officiating. Entombment will follow at 1 pm, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, St. Petersburg, with Searcy's Providence Funeral Home directing. Survivors include her husband, Gerard Dube, Enterprise, AL; daughter and son-in-law, Paris Penzin (Brad), St. Petersburg; son and daughter-in-law, Gerard E. Dube II (Susanne), Enterprise, AL; 2 brothers, Art Soderburg, Perry, FL, Jack Soderburg, Homosassa; 4 grandchildren, Shawn Dube, D. J. Dube, James Penzin, Cody Penzin. You may sign the register book or send condolences to the family at our website:

EISERMAN, Janet Sinclair of Seminole, passed Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Pinsler; son, Ted Eiserman; grandchildren, Joshua, Amanda, Brittany and Savannah Eiserman, Travis and Kayla Pinsler; and a sister, Vi Strawn. She was a supervisor at General Electric Neutron Devices Dept., Largo, Retired Martin Marietta Specialty Components, Largo, Quality Assurance Manager at PCI Enterprises, Tampa. Memberships include the American Socitey for Quality Control, Tampa/St. Petersburg Section 1508 President of GE Quarter Century Club, President General Electric Employees Activities Assn., President of Masonic Home Services Guild, Worthy Matron of Gulf Beach Chapter 241, Order of the Eastern Star, Mother Advisor of Gulf Beach Rainbow Girls, Assembly 89 of Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge, Former Grand Representative of Washington State, for the Grand Chapter of Florida OES, Currently District 21 Chariman of the Worthy Grand Matrons, special project "HEART." Memorial services to be held at the Masonic Home at 6pm Dec. 27th, 3201 First St. NE. St. Petersburg. Call Mohn's for details. Mohn Funeral Home Seminole 727-393-3481

FERRELL, James Jr. 83, of St. Petersburg, died Dec. 22, 2008. He is survived by his loving family. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport Chapel

FERRON, Raymond M. 88, lover of family, music and travel, died peacefully December 18, 2008. Survived by five children Mary Beth, Mike, Joe, Julie & Anita; and their mother Anita. Donations to Hospice.

FIGUEROA, James A. 33, of St. Petersburg, Dec. 21, 2008. Celebration of Life service 11 am, Dec. 27th, National Cremation Society, 536-0494.

FITTS, Otto B. Jr. "Flag" 84, of Dade City, died Monday Dec. 22, 2008. Survived by his loving family. Graveside services with military honors , at 1:30 pm Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at FL Nat'l Cemetery, Bushnell.

FITZGERALD, Donald W. 78, of Holiday, died Dec. 23, 2008. Survived by son Donnie; daughter Linda; 3 brothers; 5 sisters; 1 grandchild; dear friends Ruth & Ralph. National Cremation - Hudson

GAROUTTE, Michael R. Dec. 28 1958 - Mar. 1, 2001 You are in my heart always. With Love, Bill

HAAS, George D. 65, of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23rd. He was born in Jefferson, NY, Jan. 14, 1943, and lived in this area several years. Brewer & Sons 352-596-4991

HARDY, Helen M. 89, died Dec. 21, 2008. She was a credit manager & Asst. V.P. at Rutland Bank, past Pres. of American Legion Post 104 Auxiliary, life member & past Pres. at local & state levels for Credit Women International. She was a volunteer at Central Christian Church & POP Hospital. Survivors include a sister, Pat Schier (Howard); nieces and nephews; God daughter, Donna Mueller; brother-in-law, Fred Keast; caregivers Jim & Diana Hobbs. She was preceded in death by husband of 67 years, Kenneth. Memorial service 11 am, Jan. 10, 2009 at Central Christian Church. NCS Clearwater 727 536-0494

HINE, Charlotte "Honey" 93, passed away Dec. 20, 2008 at her home in Spring Hill, under the care of Hospice. She was deeply loved & will be greatly missed. Born in West Seneca, NY. She came to FL in '77 from Hamburg, NY w/ her husband of 58 years, Almiron. Favorite past time was doing crossword puzzles & spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survived by daughter Sharon Bertholf of Spring Hill, son Gary Hine of Endicott, NY, six grand-children, 19 great grand children and 4 great great grand children.

HOLLAND, Susan Irene 56, of Spring Hill, passed away Dec. 21, 2008. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert; and two children, Jaclyn and William. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

HORD, Philip 63, died Dec. 21, 2008, at St. Petersburg General Hospital. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute FuneralCare Gulfport Chapel 727-347-5521

HORNE, Cindy Ann 49, of Tampa, died Wednesday Dec. 24, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Services 11 am Monday, Dec. 29, at Providence Baptist Church, 5416 Providence Rd, Riverview.

HOWARD, Julie 73, died Dec. 24, 2008. Survived by husband Wayne; 1 brother; 7 children; 16 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Memorial service 2 pm Jan. 4, 2009, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Marliere Care Center, Rowan Road, New Port Richey, Rev. R. Bean officiating.

HYDE, Barbara F. 76, of Spring Hill, died Dec. 24 in Brooksville. Survivors include 2 daughters, Susan Dodge, Terri Bridges; & 1 grandson, Jarret Dodge. Faupel Funeral Home 727-849-9964

JENKINS, Frederick West Sr., 76, of Brooksville, formerly of Staten Island, NY, passed away on Dec. 20, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Deeply missed by his wife of 36 years, Linda, "the love of his life," his 4 devoted children, Lisa, Chris (Tina), Brandi (Todd), Frederick Jr. (Roxann) and cherished grandchildren Colby, Cody, Amanda, Brandon, Devin and Lacy and great-granddaughter Aaliyah. Graduated from New Dorp High School, letterman on the Varsity Football team, and was a member of the City Championship team. Graduate of St. Leo's College. Proudly served his country as a US Marine and is a decorated veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a Sergeant in the 1st Marine Division. Fred also proudly served his community as a Police Officer with 4 years service in New York and 26 years in Pinellas Park, where he was Officer of the Year in 1980. He served as a detective, training officer and warrant officer. Fred will be remembered as a friend to many and a stranger to no one. Turner F.H. Spring Hill Chapel 352-796-9661

JILLINGS, Richard G. 62 of Sun City Center, died Dec. 22, 2008. Survived by wife, Marian, three sisters, and two daughters. Sun City Center Funeral

JOHNSON, G. "Alan" 82, of Port Richey, passed away Dec. 23, 2008. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army & Navy and is predeceased by his wife, Patricia. Survivors include sons, Stephen and Brian; daughter, Stacey; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Dec. 29th at 10 am at the funeral home.

JOY, Louis J. 88, of St. Petersburg passed away Dec. 21, 2008. He was a retired air traffic controller at St. Pete-Clearwater Airport. He was predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Noraine. He is survived by his daughter Carol Joy; grandson Lance Robinson. He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Irene Rice, of St. Petersburg and her family. There will be a memorial service at Memorial Park on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at 11 am. Rhodes Funeral Directors 727-446-3055

KINNEY, Hossie Duane 67, of Temple Terrace, died Nov. 8, 2008. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

KLIMEK, Nelle O. 97, of Clearwater, passed away Dec. 22. She is survived by her loving family. National Cremation Society Clearwater 536-0494

KNOWLES, Maureen 68, of Spring Hill, died Dec. 23. A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 26 at 11 am at Turner Funeral Home, 5111 Commercial Way, 352-597-9510.

KROCHENBERGER, William G. 86, of Safety Harbor died Dec. 22nd. Survived by wife of 62 years Geraldine; daughter Kathy; 2 grandchildren & a great-grandchild. Moss Feaster Dunedin 562-2040

LAMBOY-RIOS, Amalia 77, of Tampa, passed away Dec. 22, 2008. She is survived by a loving family and friends. Arrangements by: Brewer & Sons Funeral Home 813-887-4991

LONG, Jeremy Lamar 16, of St. Petersburg died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Northside Hospital. Born in St. Petersburg, he was a student at Richard L. Sanders High School. He was Baptist. Survivors to cherish his memory, mother Montrice Woodard; his father Jerry Long; 6 brothers, Jamarian, Javan, Martez and Joshua Long, Cederic Jones, god-brother D.J.; 8 sisters Jamesha Booker, Tisha, Shawn, Margaret, Torri, Angienette, Brandy and Kiona Long; grandparents Evelyn Woodard, Mary Woodard; grandfather Johnny Evins, all of St. Petersburg; great-grandmother Pallace Haynes of Gainesville, a host of aunts, uncles; 1 great-aunt; 1 great-uncle; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral services are Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, 11 am at Bethel Metropolitan M.B. Church, visitation Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, 3-7 pm, family will receive friends 6-7 pm at the funeral home chapel. "A McRae Service"

LOVE, Clifford E. "Cliff" age 80, of Palm Harbor died peacefully on Nov. 25, 2008. Preceded in death by Glenna, wife of 52 years. Survived by his beloved partner, Patricia Schmidt; sons William (Dorie) and Woody (Elaine); 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He graduated from Oskaloosa HS in 1946, and achieved a degree from Fairleigh Dickinson. Served with the Iowa State Guard, US Army and again in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Cliff lived a full life with a career that brought him around the country and world, beginning in radio and evolving to a successful career in computer programming. He retired from the St Petersburg Times in 1990. Loving travel, sports cars, bridge and RV's, he also enjoyed Square dancing, and Texas Hold-em. He was an intelligent and honest man. A Military Service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, MN in the spring.

LOVETT, Tyler T. 37, completed his circle of life on Dec. 19, 2008 at Shands Health Care Center of University of Florida. Mr. Lovett attended Dunedin High School and graduated class of 1990. Loving memories will always remain in the hearts of his 2 daughters, Jasmine Lovett of Clearwater, and Shantirrea Lewis of Dade City. A service will be held a 11 am on Dec. 27, at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1182 Brownell St., Clearwater, FL 33756. The Committal Service will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery, Dunedin. Visitation 6-8 pm, Friday, Dec. 26, at New Zion MBC, Clearwater. Carnegie Funeral Home 352-493-1857 or 800-493-1855

LYNCH, Rose Marie 73, of Palm Harbor, passed away on Dec. 18. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home, 2 pm on Dec. 29. Moss Feaster Palm Harbor 727-562-2090

MAMO, Stephen S. 83, of Trinity, passed away Dec. 22, 2008 at the Hospice House. He was born in Brooklyn and moved to Florida in 1966. He loved dancing, traveling and family. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Grace; children, Louis of Ft. Lauderdale, John of Trinity, Camille Smith of Palm Harbor; son-in-law Mark Smith; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Stephen was a veteran of WWII, serving as a construction machine operator and decorated with three medals. He worked as a plasterer and eventually started his own business. He will greatly missed by his family and friends. Service is at Trinity Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hernando-Pasco Hospice.

MATHIS, Ronald D. 68, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 22. Survived by two daughters; son-in-law; 5 grandchildren; brother, sister-in-law and beloved friend, Cherry. He will be missed by Karaoke singers and West Coast Swing Dancers everywhere. Preceded in death by his parents. Memorial service, 3 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs. Donations may be made to your local hospice. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs 942-0515

MAURO, Dorothy M. 81, of Spring Hill, died Dec. 22, 2008. She was a native of Detroit, MI. Survivors include nieces and a nephew. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels 352-684-0001

McCALL, Charlie 73, of Tampa, died Dec. 20, 2008. Survived by his loving family. Services 3 pm Sunday, at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church. More info at MacDonald F.H. 813-933-4950

MERINO, Maria C. 48, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 8, 2008. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

MILLER, Leslie 40, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at Tampa General Hospital. Born in St. Petersburg, she was a graduate of North East High School and a packer with Savon Seafood Co. She was a member of Bethel Community Baptist Church. Survivors: 3 sons, Don Thompson & Ventura Gipson, both of St. Petersburg, Emmanuel Thompson of Dayton, OH; 3 daughters, Jaricka Wilson, Matnesha & Eugenia Gipson; her mother Rosetta Miller; 1 brother, Dewitt Miller Jr.; 2 sisters, Janet Lee and Allie Hawkins, all of St. Petersburg; 1 grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial service Saturday, Dec. 27, 1 pm at Edward McRae Memorial Chapel. "A McRae Service"

NELSON, Stephen D. III 55, died Dec. 19, 2008, at Bayfront Medical Center. There are no known survivors. Arrangements by ALife Tribute FuneralCare 727-347-5521

O'NEAL, Ray A. 77, of Seminole, passed away Dec. 21. He was in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War and is survived by his loving companion, June A. Bartel. NCS Clearwater 536-0494

PACE, Martha Nora 75, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Dalton, GA, she came here in 1953, from her native. She was a Floor Supervisor at Farmers Retirement Home in St. Pete for 20 years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Lola Harden and is survived by her husband of 50 years, W. Howard Pace Sr.; son, W. Howard Pace II; granchildren Audrey Winters, Windy Harrington, and William Howard Pace III; sister, Frieda Harden Miller; brother, Billy Harden and great-grandchildren, Julia Harrington and Eddie Gaines. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook @ Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home (727) 822-2059

PETERSON, Evelyn M. of Holiday, died Dec. 21. Survived by husband of 49 years, George & loving family. Memorial service Friday 3pm, Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey, 727-845-1957.

PETERSON, Evelyn M. of Holiday, died Dec. 21. Survived by husband of 49 years, George; and loving family. Memorial service Friday, 3 pm at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, NPR 727-845-1957

PETRIE, Edward Jr. 75, of Lake Placed died Dec. 19. A USAF Korean War vet, survived by wife Mable; 5 sons; 2 daughters; a brother; 2 sisters, 5 grandchildren. Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202

PIETRAS, Regina Soliwoda "Sophia" 79, of Brooksville, died Monday at the Saint Mary's Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Trenton, NJ, Mrs. Pietras lived as a Trenton resident before moving to Brooksville in 1995. Mrs. Pietras was a parishioner of St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church in Spring Hill. Sophie was an avid bingo player, especially at the Brookridge Clubhouse. Also she enjoyed sewing and playing cards with friends. Wife of the late John A. Pietras, she is survived by her loving children; her two daughters and 1 son-in-law Kathleen E. Pietras of Lawrence Twp, NJ, Kimberly A. & Ronald S. Dzbenski of Burlington City, NJ; her two sons & 2 daughters-in-law, Mark J. & Cathy Pietras of Hamilton Twp, NJ, Jon B. & Janel Pietras of Holland, PA; & six grandchildren. The funeral will be held Friday morning from the Winowicz Funeral Chapel, 865 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton. Funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday, 11 am in the Church of the Holy Angels, 1733 South Broad Street, Hamilton. Interment will be in the Veteran's Field of Honor section of Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton Twp, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are to be made to the Sunshine Foundation, P. O. Box 55130, Trenton, NJ, 08638.

PIMENTEL, Loraine Passed on Dec. 20, 2008. Visitation, Dec. 29, 2008, from 4-7:30 pm, with a service at 7:30, at 7701 W. Hillsborough Ave. Brewer & Sons 813-887-4991

PITTMAN, Ja'Zharra Rhina infant daughter of Jacquline Bloom and Marshall Pittman, passed away Dec. 20, 2008. Services 11 am Saturday at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 301 Chapel, Dade City.

QUEER, Martha Gene 82, of Bayonet Point, died Dec. 23. Survived by husband of 62 years, Joel; daughter Jody; son-in-law Tony; sister; grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Donations to Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Memorial service 4pm Monday. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home

RAMOS, Jason R. 29, of Seminole, passed away suddenly Dec 18th, 2008. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1998. Jason will be missed by his family and friends. He lived his life filled with kindness brought a smile to everyone's face. Memorial provided by his mother Maricela Policarpides, Uncle and Aunt Bob and Myra Benz Saturday, Dec. 27, 10:30 am at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, 10851 Ridge Road. Largo. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted.

RANSICK, Lucretia Vaurio 98, of Clearwater died Dec. 24. Survived by son, David (Donna); grandchildren Kim & John; great-grandchildren Michael, Nia, & Finn. Sylvan Abbey F.H. 727-796-1992

RAYMUND, Edward Charles the philanthropist and visionary founder of the multi-billion dollar corporation Tech Data, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, 2008, surrounded by family and friends in Mission Hospital, in Orange County, CA. He was 80. Raymund founded Tech Data in Clearwater, in 1974. Today, the firm is a $23.4 billion global concern with offices in both Americas and Europe. Raymund was part of the initial group of pioneers to be inducted into the Computer Industry Hall of Fame in 1997. Born Aug. 26, 1928, in Los Angeles, Raymund attended the University of Southern California. His kindness and generosity is legendary, and he is remembered by the many causes he embraced: USC, Noble Vikings of Orange County, Mission Hospital, St. Margaret's Episcopal School, Mission of San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano Historical Society, Boys and Girls Club of San Juan Capistrano, OJAI Museum of Art, Newport Sports Museum, and Defense Orientation Conference Association. Said Duke Blackwood, Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, "The world is a better place because of Ed. Countless generations will benefit from his generosity and giving. A great legacy for a wonderful man." Ed is survived by his wife, Tricia; their young daughter, Mary, as well as his son, Steve, and three grown daughters, Lena Rogachevky, Karen Marder, and Suzanne Zigun with his late wife, Annette, and 13 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made to St. Margaret's Episcopal School, the Edward C. Raymund Memorial Fund, and/or the University of Southern California, the Edward C. Raymund Endowed Fund.

RAYSSES, Caliope 94, our beloved mother passed away at home, in the arms of her loving family on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, after being delivered to her Lord in heaven by the beautiful bedside prayers of our Rev. Fr. Michael Eaccarino, Rev. Fr. Ioannis Krokos and Rev. Fr. Christodoulos Papadeas. Many Hospice angels provided loving care for our little momma. Love and thanks for bedside care to April, Linda, Laurie, Joan and the Hospice angel for our mommas' last day, peace and love to Sara. Born March 20, 1914, on the beautiful Greek island of Kalymnos, near the steps of her beloved St. George Church. An environment that would nurture this beautiful woman of simple elegance. Our momma, a spiritual woman of quiet faith, with the pure and loving soul of a child. Devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother, she is the guiding light of our life. Our precious Caliopaki, you will live in our thoughts and hearts forever, sleep in heavenly peace. Preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas. Survived by 1 son, Michael; 2 daughters, Maria and Nomi; 1 granddaughter, Alexa; 1 brother, Drossos Tavlarios of Kalymnos, Greece and many other loving family members from all over the United States and Greece. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 on Friday, Dec. 26, at Vinson Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1 on Saturday, Dec. 27, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs 727-937-6111

REGISTER, Judy Ann 48, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 15, 2008. Survivors include a daughter, Erin Marie; sons, Joshua Michael and Russell Tallon; her mother, Genevieve Premru; a brother, Terry; sister, Peggy; aunt, Mildred and uncle, William Premru. A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at 2 pm at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens.

RUCK, Robert D. 67, of Largo, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at Palm Garden of Pinellas. Eternal Rest Memories Park & Funeral Home 733-2300

SEIFERT, Marie A. 84, born in Queens, NY, Oct. 5, 1924, died Dec. 16, 2008. Worked in an insurance office. Survived by Rudolph, Peter and Ruby.

SHEKELTON, Oline DeMay Passed away Dec. 16. Celebration service Jan. 12, 2:30 pm at Moss-Feaster Serenity Gardens Chapel. Friends are welcome. The family requests no flowers, but contributions to Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Foundation, 1359 SW 22nd Terr., Miami, FL 33145 to plant a mangrove forest in Haiti for Oline.

SIMON, Edith M. 86, of New Port Richey, died Dec. 22. Survived by 3 sons, 2 daughters, a sister, two brothers, 2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home

SIMON, Edith M. 86, of New Port Richey, died Dec. 22. Survived by sons, Robert, Gary & Arthur; daughters, Kathleen & Joanne; a sister; 2 brothers; 2 grands; 1 great-grand. Michels & Lundquist

STALLONE, Arlene V. 68, died Dec. 24. Visitation Dec. 26 from 2-4 & 6-8; Mass Dec. 27 at 9:30, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel 352-684-0001

STEINHAUER, Joanna C. 47, of Port Richey, died Dec. 22, 2008. She was born in Orlando and is survived by her mother Alice, and friend Knight. National Cremation - Hudson

STUBBS, Joseph Sr. 46, of St. Petersburg died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at his residence. Born in Birmingham, AL, and came here many years ago. He was a graduate of Northeast High School. He was a retail manager at Walgreens in California and was a member of Mt. Vernon M.B. Church in California. Survivors to cherish his memory are 1 son, Joseph Stubbs Jr.; 2 daughters, Jaquoia and Jasare Stubbs, all of California; father Raymond Stubbs of St. Petersburg; 7 brothers, Lee Pickett of Alabama, Joe Butler of California, Larry Stubbs of Louisiana, Floyd Butler, Raymond Stubbs Jr., Kenneth Stubbs, Kent Stubbs, all of St. Petersburg; 3 sisters Lillie Caine of Birmingham, AL, Anita Young, Henrietta Sumner, both of St. Petersburg; 1 grandchild, Jamya Stubbs of California, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, 11 am at New Congregational Church of God. Visitation will be at the church at 10 am until service time. "A McRae Service"

SWAUGER, Mary Jo 54, of Largo, died Dec. 24, 2008. Survived by a sister Alice Wilson, of Largo. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo 727-517-2340

SWITALLA, Celeste K. 91, of Seminole, passed away Dec. 23. Widow of the late John P. Switalla. Survived by her nieces and nephews. Reese Funeral Home & Crematory 727-391-9954

TOKAR, Helen J. 84, of Clearwater, passed away Dec. 22. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence,; 3 children; 2 grandchildren. National Cremation/Clearwater 727-536-0494

UNDERWOOD, Don 67, of Land O' Lakes, passed away Tuesday Dec. 23rd. Services Saturday, Dec. 27, 11 am at Loyless Funeral Home, 5310 Land O' Lakes Blvd, Land O' Lakes, FL.

VIVONA, Darleen F. 62, of Clearwater passed away Dec. 19, 2008, at Northside Hospital. Survived by her 5 daughters, Debbie, Ronnie, Barbara, Janine and Michele; her parents Frank and Frances DeYong; her husband Richard Braun and her 13 grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. There will be a celebration of her life held Jan. 10, 2009 at Flashbacks 11681 49th St. N. from 2-6 pm.

WAGNER, Harold "Hal" of Largo, and formerly of Grand Rapids, MI passed away on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Palm Garden of Largo. Hal is survived by his loving wife, Karen and a son, Lawrence (Nancy) Wagner of Parrish; a step daughter, Kristine Farrugia, of MI, along with two step sons, Timothy (Kathy) Van Polen of AL and David (Mickell) Van Polen of MI; two step grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren; a sister, Hilda Paige of MI and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Contributions may be given to the Hospice Foundation Of The Florida Suncoast. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at 1 pm at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Arrangements are being handled by the Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Largo, FL 727-562-2080.

WAHL, Yvonne 67, of New Port Richey, died Dec. 23rd. Survived by loving family. Visitation Monday 6-8 pm at Morgan Funeral Home, 727-847-3999.

WALSH, Richard George 87, passed away on Dec. 19, 2008, at his residence in Sturgis, MS. He was born in Trenton, NJ on March 20, 1921 to Robert and Anna Reed Walsh. He was WWII Navy veteran. He lived in Florida for 30 years before moving in 2007, to Sturgis, MS. He was a retired TV technician for Sears. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Trenton, NJ and an amateur radio operator for over 70 years. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris Walsh of Sturgis, MS; children, Jeffrey H. Walsh and wife Ann of Sturgis; Melinda Walsh of Largo, Barry Walsh and wife Laurie of Doylestown, PA & Amy Walsh of Chicago; five grandchildren and five great- grandchilden; niece, Nancy Verzi of Oldsmar; and a sister, Peg Haas of New Port Richey. A memorial service for Mr. Walsh will be scheduled at a later date.

WALT, Marjorie R. 79, of Gulfport, passed away Dec. 21. She is survived by her loving family. National Cremation Society Clearwater 536-0494

WOLK, Leo A. 88, died Dec. 22, 2008 in Spring Hill. He is survived by his son and loving family. Turner F.H. - Spring Hill Chapel

WOOLEY, Helen Bernice 94, passed away at the Palace Rennaisance Assisted Care Facility in Miami on Dec. 12, 2008. Bernice was born on May 30, 1914 in Indianapolis, IN. She was a resident of St. Pete Beach since 1948 moving there with her husband, Marion, and daughter. She was the manager of the lingerie department at Montgomery Wards for many years. She was a member of the Pass-A-Grille Community Church since 1948. Survivors include her daughter, Sherrye Troy and her husband, Robert, of Miami. Other survivors include a granddaughter, Yvette Parissi, and her husband, Rob, of St. Petersburg as well as a grandson, Douglas Troy, and his wife, Khristina, of Woodstock, GA. She has 4 great-grand-children, Khristopher Geerken, Isabella, Aleksandria and Olivia Troy. A memorial service will be held at Pass-A-Grille Community church on Monday Dec. 29th at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking those wishing to make an expression of sympathy to consider: Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund 16800 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 400 N. Miami Beach, FL 33169

YATES, Helen Ruby Young 92, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in Columbia, TN. Mrs. Yates was a native of Kalamazoo, MI and the daughter of the late John Young & Jessie Florence Landen Young. She was a longtime resident of Pinellas Park, where she was employed as a cafeteria manager by the Pinellas County School Board for twenty years and was a former resident of South Bend, IN. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Pinellas Park. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Mabesoone-Sharp and Charlotte (Frank) Tamberrino both of Columbia, TN; one son, Gerald John Yates of Ocala, FL; seven grandchildren, Brett Bailey, Patrick Bailey, Christopher (Mary) Mabesoone, Donald Mabesoone all of FL, Michael Tamberrino, Cara Tamberrino both of Columbia, TN, John (Angie)Yates of South Bend, IN; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley and Lawrence Eddington of FL; 9 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and 2 nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant son, George Alan Yates, an infant daughter, Beverly Jean Yates, granddaughter, Lynn Yates, two brothers, LeRoy Young, Charles Young and the father of her children, Gerald V. Yates. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm Saturday at Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., South Bend, Indiana with Rev. Jim Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in South Bend.

YULEE "FLOWER" BARBA My Darling Flower First Christmas in Heaven; how spectacular & magical it must be for you, able to be with my Grandmother whom you loved & cared for so very deeply, your parents whom you waited so many years to be with once again, and our wonderful little nephew Jason whom you loved so much, along with beloved family members and friends who preceded you into Heaven to share this special time of Joy & Love must make you a very happy little Angel in God's kingdom. Flower, you told me before you went away that you were looking forward to being with Jesus. And now that you're with Him on his birthday, you must be a very happy little Flower. Once again I wish for you a Merry Christmas. Te Quiero Mucho, My Sweet Flower, Te Quiero Mucho. Markie-Pooh