ADAMS, Betty Lee of St. Petersburg, died Sept. 6, 2009. She is survived by her loving family. See full obit at www.rlwilliams.com R. Lee Williams & Son 727-527-1177
ADDEMS, Martha B. A memorial service for Martha B. Addems, 86, of St. Pete Beach, formerly of Lexington, IL, will be at 11 am, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Lexington First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Addems died at 2:59 pm Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at the Allegro at College Harbor Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 20, 1923, to Oliver and Elsie (Kettering) Shives. She married William (Bill) Addems who preceded her in death in October, 1990. Mrs. Addems is survived by four children, Robert (Shirley) of Polk City, Diane (the late Ed) Hussemann of St. Pete Beach, Babette (Steve Evans) of Longwood, and Bonita (Dennis) Wilson of Lexington, IL. Also, surviving are 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Addems was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and James Shives and a sister, Treva Moberly. Mrs. Addems was a 70 year member of Lexington First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.
BARRETT, Ida 86, of Clearwater, died Sept. 10, 2009 at Morton Plant Hospital. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute FuneralCare 727-559-7793
BENOIT, Joseph Henry Jr. 51, of Silver Springs, passed away on Sept. 12, 2009, at Tuscany House in Summerfield. A native of Brockton, MA, Joe attended St. Patrick's Catholic School in Brockton and served as an altar boy. He was an avid scuba diver since the age of 16 and a Golden Gloves boxer, even fighting at Madison Square Garden in New York. He was then trained, after turning professional, by Marvelous Marvin Hagler's trainer. Joe was a former staff associate for Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memory Gardens in Ocala and a former transportation specialist for Alternative Transportation Services of Homosassa. Mer Benoit is survived by his daughter, Debra Bolinder of St. Petersburg; former wife Georgia Bolinder Clements of Silver Springs and grandchildren Jaelyn Spisak and John and Anthony Torres, all of St. Petersburg. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16th, at 2:30 pm from Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Friends will be received from 1 pm until service time.
BENSON, Roy 83, of the Bay Mariner at Indian Shores, passed away on Friday, Sept. 11, at Woodside Hospice, Pinellas Park. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Florida 18 years ago from Hackensack, NJ. Mr. Benson worked at Chase Manhattan Bank for over 40 years prior to his retirement and relocation to Indian Shores. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. Roy leaves behind his loving wife, Kathleen of Indian Shores; son Matthew of Denville, NJ; two daughters, Nanette Branch of El Cajon, CA and Christine Benson of Hackensack, NJ; son-in-law Stephen R. Branch of El Cajon, CA; daughter-in-law Pamela Benson of Denville, NJ; 5 grandsons; and 3 great-grandchildren.
BOGERT, Kris A. 38, of St. Petersburg, passed away Aug. 31, 2009 at his residence. He is survived by his loving family. ALife Tribute FuneralCare Largo Chapel - 559-7793
BRONSTEIN, Mary Lou 91, of Clearwater, died Sept. 6, 2009. She was a nurse, great cook and seamstress and supportive loving wife, mother and friend. Survived by children: Stephen (Dava), Joel (Kay), and Mary Morel (Steven); 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband David. Donations may be made to her beloved Ohr Chadash, P.O. Box 669, Palm Harbor, FL 34682
CARON, Muriel L. 93, died Sept. 14, 2009. Survived by stepson Arthur (Kathy); nephew, Bill (Betsy); nieces Michelle (Chris), Sheryl, Marilyn (Ed). Visit www. prevattfuneralhome.com
CRIBBIS, Daniel D. 82, of Port Richey, died Sept. 14, 2009, at his residence, survived by sons James & David; 4 grandchildren; & several great-grand- children.
DAMONTE, Wendell J. "Jim" 80, of Temple Terrace, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Sept. 12. Jim is survived by his wife Maryann; son Jonathan; 3 daughters, Elizabeth, Mimi, and Amie; 8 grandchildren, Jeffrey, William, Dennis, Ashley, Sarah, Ashton, Hannah, and Ariel; and great grandson Connor. Funeral services will be held 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church, 420 Bullard Parkway, Temple Terrace, FL, 33617, 813-988-3514. Jim had requested in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Salvation Army; he was always grateful to the Salvation Army for the services provided to soldiers returning home from Korea. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.blountcurry.com.
EASLEY, Dorothy "Lawana" 84, of Odessa, died Sept. 12. Survived by brother, Robert; and sister, Betty Jean. Dobies Funeral Home, Seven Springs Chapel 372-2550 dobiesfuneralhome.com
FRAZIER, Eleanor D. 98, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 at Carrington Place and Rehab Center. Eternal Rest Funeral Home 727-733-2300
GALOTTI, Frank H. Jr. 69, of Dade City, died Sept. 11, 2009. Survived by wife, Yvonne; children, Donald, Rocco, Katie, Gina & Karen, Tuesday, Angie & Frankie. National Cremation Society
GEELAN, Mary Ann 72, of Dunedin, died Sept. 13, 2009, survived by son; 2 daughters; 3 brothers; a sister; & 5 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Largo 727-517-2340
GOODROE, Donald T. 80, of St. Petersburg, died Sept. 8, 2009. Retired U.S. Navy AOC. To sign guestbook and to view obituary visit www.veteransfuneralcare.com Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202
GRANGER, Beverly Age 46, of Indian Rocks Beach, passed away Sept. 12, 2009, at Woodside Hospice Center in Pinellas Park. She was the founder and owner of the Granger House Inn, a landmark on Indian Rocks Beach. She was a real estate agent for several years and also a critical care nurse in Los Angeles, New York City and Tampa hospitals. She is survived by her husband Joseph Mazza and two step daughters Christina and Jacqueline; her parents William and Elaine Granger; brother Bill and his wife Renee and niece Chelsea. She also leaves a very close friend and business acquaintance Richard Schaal. Beverly has many friends who love her dearly. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17th at 4 pm at the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks 12685 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Memorial contributions in Beverly's honor may be made to Woodside Hospice, 6770 102nd Ave. Pinellas Park, FL 33782. The family would like to thank Woodside for all their kind and loving care of Beverly. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo 562-2080.
GROOVER, Geraldine L. "Gerrie" 73, of Pinellas Park, passed away on Aug. 30. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Groover and her infant son, Charles. Survived by her daughters, Cheryl Roker and Wendy Wasson and granddaughters, Sarah and Rebecca. Memorial service at 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 19, at St. Giles Episcopal Church, Pinellas Park. The family is requesting donations to the church.
HAMILTON, Craig Sterling 44, of Pinellas Park, died peacefully with his wife by his side Sept. 9, 2009, at St. Anthony's Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Brenna; daughter Kayla; son Ryan; mother Jill; father Ed; stepmothers Jeannie & Charlotte; sister Tiffany; brothers Eddie & Justin; and other extended family members. A memorial service, will be held Saturday Sept. 19th at 3 pm at 30th Avenue Baptist Church, 3241-30th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made "In Remembrance of Craig Hamilton", to Gulfcoast Oncology Foundation, 1201-5th Ave. N. Ste. #505, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. An account has been established at Wachovia Bank, under the name of Brenna Hamilton, to assist the family.
HENNESSY, Anne Klay died Sept. 13, 2009. Memorial Gathering, 6-7 pm, Sept. 16. Turner Funeral Homes, 14360 Spring Hill Drive 352-796-9661
HESS, Ruth M. 71, of Clearwater, passed away Sept. 10, 2009 at 1:30 am. She was born in Philadelphia, PA and came to this area 30 years ago Richboro, PA. Beloved wife of the late Willard Hess. Survived by sons, Robert Lanard and his wife Joanne and Donald Hess and his wife Le; daughter, Donna Fick and her husband Gregg; 6 grand-daughters; 3 grandsons; and 2 great-granddaughters. Brewer & Sons 352-596-4991
HESTERHAGEN, Richard E. 80, of Holday died Sept. 12. Survived bywife of 50 years, Virginia; son Vincent; 2 grand- children and loving family. Mass at a later date. Michels & Lundquist F.H. NPR
HOFFMANN, Viola "Vi" 91, of Hudson, died Sept. 13. Survived by cousins, Helen Murphy and Rita Brueger and several nieces. Dobies Funeral Home,Hudson 868-4441 dobiesfuneralhome.com
HOROWITZ, Sylvia 94, passed away Sept. 13th. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Guestbook @ davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911
HOUSE, Bernard R. Jr. 75, died Sept. 11. Survived by beloved wife, three children, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, and beloved companion Wanda. He will be missed by all.
IMMEL, Ellie 76, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Richard in 2001. She is survived by her five children, Jenny (Kevin), Steve (Charlotte), Kathy, Tricia, Joe; grandchildren, Graham, Christian, Aaron; sister, Maryann (John); brother, Billy. Ellie was a caring and devoted wife, mother, in-law, grandmother, neighbor, and friend. A memorial service will be held at St Michael's The Archangel in Clearwater at 11 am on Tuesday Sept. 15th.
JETTER, Wilhelm G. 87, of Belleair, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Lore; 2 sons, Walter, Tom and family. Neptune Society
KALABOUKAS, Arthur 87, of Tarpon Springs, died Sept. 13. Survived by wife, Bessie; children, Soultana, John and Peter; sister, Evelyn; 2 grandchildren. Dobies F.H., Tarpon 727-942-0515
KIRSCHBAUM, August "Gus", born Aug. 1, 1928 in Ludwikow, Wolhynien. He was a Lutheran and passed away on Aug. 29, 2009. He came to America from Germany in 1957 and settled in Chicago. He moved to Florida in 1972. He was employed at the Wine Cellar Restaurant in North Redington Beach until his retirement. His three-year apprenticeship as a waiter was in Germany. His highlight professionally was being chosen to serve on U.S. President Hoover, German Chancellor Adenauer, and German President Heuss at prestigious state dinners. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elfriede, and son Steven, and 2 daugthers; Evelyn Leonard and Ingrid Paetzold; three grandchildren; two brothers, Alwin in Illinois and Adolf in Germany; and many relatives. The family requests a private memorial. Donations in his memory can be made to Hospice Woodside or the German-American Society in Pinellas Park.
LaBARGE, Norman Joseph "Jack" 84, peacefully passed away on Aug. 21, 2009 in Chandler, AZ. In 2004 he moved to Largo, and enjoyed weekly outings with his family. Jack loved dancing and listening to his friends sing. He is prece-ded in death by his parents, Oscar and Emelda (Thouin) LaBarge; his wife Joyce (Lessard) and brothers: Rene, Lester and Raymond LaBarge. Survivors include his sisters, Lorena (Tom) Goble and Anita (John) Kouniotis of Massachusetts; son Norman (Leah) LaBarge of Arizona and daughter Sharon (Paul) Zeltzer of Oregon; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be held Sept. 26, 2009 in Skowhegan, ME.
LOPARDO, Philip "Pitise" 70, of New Port Richey, passed away on Sept. 12. Visitation will be on Friday and Saturday 2-4 & 6-8 pm and service on Sunday, 2 pm at Seventh Day Adventist Church. Visit our online memorial at northmeadowlawnfuneral.com North Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey, FL 727-849-9281
McGREGOR, Josephine "Jo" 57, of New Port Richey, passed away on Sept. 12, 2009. She will be greatley missed. Services to be announced by Gonzalez Funeral Home 813-931-1833.
McKIBBEN, Robert Dale 87, of Pinellas Park, passed away Sept. 11, 2009. Dale was born Feb. 5, 1922 in Shoals, IN. He was a Boilermaker on the NYC Railroad in Mattoon, IL. He served in the Army during WWII where he was with the Military Police. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1957. Dale was a life member of the Masonic Blue Lodge of Mattoon. Dale is survived by his son, Dr. Richard McKibben & his wife Diane; stepson, Ray Caffee; granddaughters, Honorable Kelly McKibben & husband, Scott Crandall of Melbourne, & Tracie Pring & husband, Mike of Raleigh, North Carolina and great-granddaughters Kelly & Courtney Pring. A private family service is planned. Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th St. N St Petersburg, FL 33709 memorialparkfuneralhome.com
MEYER, Edward 78, of Cortez, FL, passed away peacefully after a long illness at Hospice Woodside on Sept. 12, 2009. Beloved husband of Jeanne; loving father of Deborah, Nancy, Patricia and Steven; cherished grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 2. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Edward Meyer, to either Moffit Cancer Center Foundation online at www.moffit.org/giving or Suncoast Hospice Foundation Attn: Woodside www.thehospice.org Burial will be in New York.
MORRIS, Jack G. 95, of Clearwater, died Sept. 8, 2009. Memorial Services Sept. 16, at 2:30 pm Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Clearwater. Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Largo 727-562-2080
MORROW, Mildred K. 91, passed away Sept. 12, 2009. Survived by a loving family. Visitation Tuesday, 10-11, service at 11. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home 727-845-1957
OLIVER, Harry, M.D. Summer resident of St. Petersburg, passed away over Labor Day weekend surrounded by friends and family in Lockport, NY. Dr. Oliver was born in Buffalo, NY, attended Kenmore High School, Hamilton College, Syracuse University & received his M.D. degree from University of Buffalo School of Medicine. He became certified by the American Academy of Family Practice. He faithfully served the Niagara County community since 1954. At the time of his death he was on the Board of Directors of a nationwide quality assurance company for health care. During and after WWII, Dr. Oliver served in the Army Air Corps and the U.S. Army. Throughout his lifetime, Dr. Oliver was an avid reader, earned two black belts in the martial arts and enjoyed tennis and golf. His family knew him as a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Sharon; four sons and several grandchildren. There will be no visitation times. A private memorial service will be held in the future at the discretion of his family. Memorials to the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094 would be greatly appreciated by the family. Please visit www.pruddenandkandt.com to leave an online condolence to the Oliver family.
ORTIZ, Alejandro 91, of Tarpon Springs, died Sept. 11. Survived by wife, Laura; children, Elena, (Fernando) Laura; Jose, Luncho (Blanca); 10 grands; and 4 great-grands. NCS Clearwater
PERRY, James died at home Sept. 12, 2009 in the presence of his family. He was loved and adored by family and friends. He was a light in this world and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Memorial services will be held at Memorial Park Chapel, 5750 49th St. N on Sept. 15, 2009 at 10 am. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Suncoast Cathedral Silver Saints.
REDMON, Lisa Rose 47, of Spring Hill, died Sept. 11, 2009 at home. She was born in Phoenixville, PA, and came here in 1980. She graduated from FSU and was an Attorney in Brooksville. She is survived by her loving parents, Joan and Dale Redmon of Palm Harbor; brother, Dale Redmon, Jr. of Oldsmar; niece, Nicole Redmon of Oldsmar; nephew, Christian Redmon of Oldsmar; sister-in-law, Rowena Redmon of Oldsmar; and several great-aunts and cousins. Friends will be received on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 at 12:30, with a service to follow at 1-1:30, and a continued visitation until 3 pm at the Brooksville Chapel of Brewer and Sons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Autism Society. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991
REEFER, Samuel C. 58, died Sept. 10, 2009. Survived by wife, Susan; 1 son; 7 daughters; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Downing Funeral Home 352-684-5334
RICHARD, Thelma Folsom 92, of Tampa, died Sept. 12, 2009. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, Friday, Sept. 18, funeral service at 10 am, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at Stowers Funeral Home.
ROOME, Howard Le C. Jr. 92, of Largo, passed away Sept. 12, 2009. He was the husband of Ann Roome; father of Patricia R. (Michael) Cromwell and the late The Rev. H. Randolph Roome; and grandfather of five. A memorial service will be held at St. James the Less Episcopal Church in Northfield, IL. Funeral inquiries: Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, 847-251-8200
SAN MARCO Nicholas C. 81, of Port Richey, died Sept. 12, 2009. He was retired from the St. Pete Police Dept & US Navy Reserve/Sea Bees. Survived by wife Arlene, son Buddy, daughter-in-law, grandchildren & great grandchildren.
SCHMIDT, William G. 86, passed away Aug. 20, 2009, at Oak Manor Healthcare Center. He was born in Queens, NY and was a long time resident of Largo. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gretchen Leseur Schmidt of Largo and by his sister, Jeanne Huber of Covesville, VA. As a youth, he was employed as a messenger by CBS, where he was able to observe many facets of early radio. After military service and graduating from Alfred University in 1950, he was employed for many years by the General Electric Company, first in Schenectady, NY and then at the Pinellas Plant in Florida, where he was the plant's ceramic engineer. He served in World War II in the Army Air Force as a radio technician on Guam, servicing the radios on the B-29 bombers stationed there. After discharge, he joined the military reserve and was recalled to active duty for the Korean conflict. He served this second hitch in the U.S. Navy, stationed mainly in Florida. He was an avid Civil War buff and enjoyed skirmishing. In 1965, he joined a small group of men who would shoot competitively using Civil War weapons. That very small group grew and now is known as the North-South Skirmish Association which draws large numbers of people to the competitions. Bill won a number of medals while he was still able to compete. In later years, he enjoyed eating out weekly with a small group of other GE retirees.
SLONE, John "JD" 47, McAlpine, FL and Tampa, died Sept. 7, 2009. A native of Tampa. He is survived by his mother, Norma Slone of Thonotosassa; son, John Slone, II; daughter, Darla Rioux; 7 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Craig & Roy; paternal grandmother, Nancy Davis; and many other loving family members and friends. He was predeceased by his son, Jesse. Global Mortuary 727-530-3600
SODERBERG, Jeanne Carlson, of Seminole, died Sept. 6, 2009. She is survived by her loving family. See full obit at www.rlwilliams.com R. Lee Williams & Son 727-527-1177
SOTO, Jose A. 55, of Port Richey, died Sept. 13. Survived by wife, Andrea; son, Jose; seven siblings and mother, Juana. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson 868-4441 dobiesfuneralhome.com
STANGE, Dennis Dean 48, of Dover, died Sept. 5, 2009. Words of comfort may be expressed: floridamortuary.net 813 237-2900
STEPPUTAT, Marion E. 86, of Clearwater, died Sept. 13, 2009, Pinellas Park. Survived by son Alfred and daughter Evelyn; 2 grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey 727-796-1992
SWANSON, Henry Erick 92, of Spring Hill, passed away Aug. 31, 2009. Survivors include daughter, Sue Wisniewski of Lynwood, IL and 2 granddaughters. Brewer & Sons 352-596-4991
WALSH, Anna M. "Peggy" 91, of Largo passed Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 at Hospice House Woodside. She joins her grandson Billy and husband William. She is survived by son Emmett and daughter- in-law Leslie of Clinton, PA, daughter Janet and son-in-law Michael Van Natten of Largo; 11 grandchildren, Susan, Emmett, Michelle, Shawn, David, Geri, Emily, John, Rich, Mark and Stephen; 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and those who lovingly called her 'Gram' or 'Mom'. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 pm, Sept. 17 at Hospice House Woodside, 6770 102nd Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL 33782. In lieu of flowers memorial donation in her memory may be made to Hospice House Woodside.
WANGER, Shirley 99, of Clearwater, died Sept. 12, 2009 at Glen Oaks Health Care. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute FuneralCare 727-559-7793
WILDE, Evelyn Marie 81, of St. Pete Beach, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. She was born in Petaluma, CA, was a winter resident of the area for 20 years and permanently moved to St Pete Beach in 2008. She was a code clerk with the U.S. State Department, a teacher in Guam as well as the Panama Canal Zone. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. She is preceded in death by her parents Hans and Emma Peteresen and her 3 brothers. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gifford; her son, Bradley Wilde; her daughter, Wendy and her husband Tim Anderson; grandchildren, Ashley, Colby, Nick and Luke and her friends and family in Santa Rosa, CA. Her love of life will be remembered by all. Beach Memorial Chapel 301 Corey Avenue St Pete Beach, FL 33706 www.beachmemorialchapel.com
WIMMER, Leroy L. 85, passed away Sept.12th under Hospice care. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Doris; loving children Glenn and Carol; and loving grandchildren & great- grandchildren, Ryan, Alissa, Allison, Jena, Glenn, Riley and Cameron. He was a Navy WWII veteran and a member of the Masonic Order. Services will be held at Trinity Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, Sept 16th from 10:30-11:30 am.
WOODS, Charles 87, of Riverview, died Sept. 13, 2009. Visitation at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home 6-8 pm Sept. 17. Service 10 am Sept. 189. Interment will follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.