ALMBERG, Helen J. 82, entered into eternal peace Sept. 15, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born Aug. 23, 1927 in Weehawken, NJ and raised six children in Scotch Plains, NJ before retiring to Palm Harbor in 1993. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Edward, six children, Helen Crawford of New Port Richey, Susan Blackman of Largo, June Ciasulli of Far Hills NJ, Patricia Presco of Long-wood, Edward Almberg Jr. of Palm Harbor and Eric Almberg of Tarpon Springs. Also surviving sister Gloria Wamer of Sun City West AZ and brother Paul Christen of Greenwood IN, and 7 grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday from 4-7pm at David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg, where a wake service will be at 6:30pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:30am Friday at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (Our Lady's Chapel) corner of 58th Street and 5th Avenue N in St. Petersburg. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Helen will live in loving memory of those she left behind. Online guestbook at davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911
ANETSBERGER, Jennie E. 80, of Palm Harbor, passed away on Sunday. Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 18, begining at 10 am. Moss Feaster Palm Harbor 727-562-2090
BRADLEY, Verna Juanita 86, of Clearwater, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 from heart failure. Born on Jan. 22, 1923 in Carr, FL, she moved to Polk County from Calhoun County in the late 1930's. Mrs. Bradley worked for Coca Cola Food Division and retired after over 30 years of service. She was of the Methodist faith. Mrs. Bradley was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred "WC" Carl Bradley; parents, George Lemual Smith and Leila Pitts Smith; sisters, Bernice Taylor and Sybil Tabor; and brothers, Raymond Smith and Harry Smith; and granddaughter, Kathleen. She is survived by her son, Douglas (Amy) Bradley of Clearwater; daughter, Rebecca (Leo) Kimpling of Ranger, NC; sisters, Erma Walden of Altha, FL and Etta Mae Taylor of Blountstown, FL; brother, Willard Smith of Blountstown, FL; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grand-children. A service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 at 10 am at Lakeland Funeral Home, 2125 S. Bartow Rd. with interment to follow in Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Online guestbook available at www.lakelandfuneralhome.com
BREYAN, Archpriest George 78, of Spring Hill, died Sept. 14. He was a graduate of Bayonne High School, Bayonne Junior College and Rutgers University with late vocations programs at St. Vladimir's Theological Semi- nary. U.S. Navy veteran with 4 years of service. He served at parishes in Manville, NJ, Hollywood, FL, Lakewood, Ohio, Holy Assumption, Marblehead, OH and Detroit, MI. He retired in 1999, serving in Inverness, where he helped establish a mission and was presently assisting at St. Andrew's Orthodox Church, New Port Richey. He was a member of Fellow- ship of Orthodox Christians of America, secretary for Greater Cleveland Pan Orthodox Clergy Assn. and chaplain VFW. Married to Natalie Kiryluk in 1958, who was the daughter of Very Rev. Theodosius Kiryluk and Eugenia Kiryluk. Visitation Thursday, 4-6 pm with ser- vice Friday at 9:30 am at St. Andrew's Orthodox Church, 4633 Glissade Dr., New Port Richey. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street 841-7555 dobiesfuneralhome.com
CAPOSEY, Louis Steven 80, of New Port Richey, died Sept. 13, survived by wife of 59 years, Noreen; sons John, James & Bob; daughters Eileen & Denise. Predeceased by son Tom. Michels & Lundquist
CARIGNAN, Cecilia M. 81, of Clearwater, died Sept. Sept. 15, 2009. Survived by 3 daughters, Denise, Joanne, Cathy; 4 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2340
COTE, Kenneth E. Sr. 80, of Zephyrhills, died Sept. 13. Survived by wife, Winnie; children, Kenneth, Jr., Steven, Ellen, Pattie, Brenda & Karen; 11 grands; 7 great-grands. NC&BS Hudson
COUMBES, Laurie L. (Moak) 74, of Holiday, died Sept. 14. Survived by sons, Richard, Thomas & William & loving family. Predeceased by daughter, Jammie. Service Wednesday, 7 pm, Michels & Lundquist.
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.
DELPH, Janette P. 72, died peacefully in her home after a short journey with cancer. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests donations to Hospice or The Salvation Army hurricane relief fund.
DENNINGTON, Larry Alan died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 He is survived by his loving parents, Robert and Patrica (Roth) Dennington of Seminole; loving brother Robert & Crystal Dennington; and uncle of Cory & Moriah Dennington, all of Pinellas Park; loving brother of Brian & Dayna Dennington of Clearwater. Viewing to be held at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 18, between 5-8pm and services a 6pm.
Di SILVESTRO, Clementi 91, died Sept. 13. Survived by wife, Josephine; son Clem Jr.; daughters, Annette, Maryann & Sharon. Visitation Thursday from 1-5:30 pm. Grace Memorial Gardens & FH, Hudson 863-5471
DISORBO, Felicia H. 85, died Sept. 14th. Preceded in death by husband, Benny. Survived by daughters, Janet Disorbo-Golden and Deborah Morris; 3 grands; sister, Stella Chotkowski. NCS Clearwater
DISSER, Theresa E. of Belleair Bluffs, born Oct. 13, 1907, died Sept. 5, 2009. Founding member of St. Patrick Church. Survived by daughter, Deanne Shower; granddaughter, Erin Shower Storning; nephew, Warren Hisserich and grand-niece, Kim Ojile. Memorial Mass, 1 pm, Saturday Sept. 19, 2009 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Largo. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Suncoast Hospice. Hubbell Funeral Home 727-584-7671
DOYLE, Stephen M. 64, of Dunedin, passed away Sept. 13, 2009. A Celebration of Life is Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 10 am at Moss Feaster Dunedin Chapel
DUNN, Dwight D. 90, of Clearwater, died on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009. For information, contact Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home. 727-796-1992 www.SylvanAbbey.com
FERGUSON, Robert Albert Bohmert 81, formerly of New Canaan, CT. & Cape Cod (Centerville, MA) died Sept. 11, 2009 at Hernando Hospice Care Center. Born in New Rochelle, NY May 7, 1928. He was the son of the late Albert John Bohmert, Lillian Mae Schaefer, and also raised by Edwin Ferguson. His early childhood was spent in Mamaroneck, NY until his father's untimely death moved the family to Connecticut. Educated in Mamaroneck, NY, Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, VA, Stamford, CT, & New Canaan, CT high school where he met his wife and high school sweetheart Ruth King. He was a veteran of the WWII Marine Corp, serving with the rank of Sgt. Upon discharge graduating the Poh Insurance Institute, he worked with Equitable Life Insurance Co., in NYC. Shortly thereafter he and Ruth were married in the New Canaan Methodist Church. As a youth, he and his cousin worked summers & weekends at their grandfather's household goods, moving & storage, rug cleaning & retail business, Schaefer, Inc. which was started by Wm H. Schaefer in 1923. Mr. Ferguson started his career in the moving industry at the request of his grandfather. He joined the Company in 1948 as a dispatcher, continued as traffic manager & Vice President of the packing & moving storage division warehouse until 1969 when an offer to co-own a moving Co. was made moving to Cape Cod. Eldredge & Bourne was purchased in Hyannis, MA. In 1977, Mr. Ferguson became President of the Co. & in 1980 Mr. Ferguson resigned to become a stock broker with Prudential Bache Securities graduating from NASD, in NYC. Highly respected in the Moving & Storage industry the offer to return to this field was made in Overland Park, KS, and accepted. While there he enjoyed membership in the Brookridge Country Club. He continued in this business to Montclair, NJ, then Sarasota, FL until retirement to Spring Hill in 1992. He held membership in Timber Pines bowling league, 1993-1995, was past coordinator of TP bocce club, & member of Timber Pines Golf Club, to date. Also an active participant in Country Club Village, where he held many offices. Bob was a kind, loving & caring husband, father, brother, & gentleman who made friends easily and valued each friendship as a gift. He loved his home, & working outside, especially pleasing all with the art of manicuring shrubs. He enjoyed traveling, golf and the camaraderie of his golfing buddies up until this past April. Membership in Nat'l Furniture Warehousemens Assoc., Chicago, Midtown Club of Stamford, Director of Stamford area Transportation Assoc., charter member New Canaan, Ct. Rotary Club, member New Canaan Rotary Bowling League. 1970-1984 member of Hyannis Rotary Club and past president. 1979 awarded a Paul Harris fellowship. Director of Cape Cod & Mass Chamber of Commerce, member Hyannis Yacht Club 1970-1985 Hyannisport Golf Club. Member of Cape Cod Rotary Bowling League in 1975 Triple Crown winner. Predeceased by sister, Barbara Bohmert Mastrogeorge. Bob leaves his wife, Ruth of Spring Hill; daughter, Gail & husband, Michael Kiss of Deerfield, IL; sister, Janet Boswell of Ponte Vedra Beach; grandson, Michael Ferguson; granddaughters, Karen Kiss Mady and Nancy Kiss Ziemba; and nieces, Lee, Gena, Robin, and Jill. Interment will be in New Canaan, CT in Oct. A memorial service will be held at a future date in Florida. Memorial donations may be made to: Hernando Hospice Care Center, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, Fl 34613. Brewer & Sons/352-596-4991
FISCHER, Elizabeth "Liz" 85, of New Port Richey, died Sept. 14. Survived by daughter, Linda (Jim) Minary; and granddaughter, Jennifer. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street 727-372-2550
FORTT, Doshia 76, of St. Petersburg, passed Sept. 10, 2009. Visitation Friday 5-8pm and Funeral 1pm, both at The Chapel of Zion Hill Mortuary. Online guestbook www.zionhillmortuary.com
FOSTER, Mary Margaret "Pug" 69, of Land O' Lakes/Lutz and formerly of St. Petersburg, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. She was born in Augusta, GA and moved to Florida in the 1950s. Pug was a dedicated mother and loved her family dearly. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Charles Spencer Foster and, in 2008, her beloved husband and soul mate of 50 years, Charles "Chuck" Foster. Her loving family includes three sons, Michael, Chris and Rob; two daughters, Donna Foster, and Karen and her husband, Doug Bean, daughter in "love", Cindy Foster Clarke; three grandsons, Chance, Devin and Kevin; great-grandson, Kevin, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Aliyah; many nieces and nephews and her loving sister, Karen and her husband, Dave Kallah. Donations may be made to HPH Care Center. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at Grace Family Church in Tampa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.loylessfuneralhome.com Loyless Funeral Home
GUALEMI, Nicolina "Nikki" 88, of New Port Richey, died Sept. 14. Survived by sons, Paul & Sal; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Dobies F.H., Congress Street 841-7555 dobiesfuneralhome.com
HURTADO, Lila 99, of Spring Hill, died Sept. 12, 2009. Survived by sons, Robert, Luis & Abraham; daughter, Sylvia; 6 grands; 4 great-grands. National Cremation & Burial Society
JENKINS, Johnnie T. 79, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009. She was a member of the former Pleasant Grove M.B. Church. Survivors include her son, Michael Jenkins; four daughters, M. Jewel Brown, Sharon Thomas, Barbara White, and Brenda Jenkins; one brother; four sisters; 15 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren, and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday, 5 to 8 pm at Union M.B. Church, where the family will receive friends at 6 pm. Funeral Service Saturday, 11 am at St. Mark M.B. Church. Online guestbook www.zionhillmortuary.com
JOUVER, Herman J. 94, Dunedin, passed away on Monday, Sept. 14th at Sunset Point Nursing Center. He was born and resided in Pittsburgh, PA until his retirement to Florida. He began his career in the United States Marine Corps., and went on to retire as an engineer at Isaly's Corporation in Pittsburgh. This led him to also be active in the local engineer's union. Locally he was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Clearwater. His pastimes included gardening and fishing. He is survived by two daughters, Donna (Frederick) Myers, Satellite Beach, Carolyn Papciak, Pittsburgh, PA; one brother, Cyril (Gloria), Vero Beach; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A public gathering will be held this Thursday, from 10:30-11:30 am at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 Noon at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Clearwater. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, Fl, 33760. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater, 727-796-1992 www.sylvanabbey.com
KATT, Peter D. 94, died Sept. 14. Survived by wife, Eileen; nieces, Jeanne Lyons, Doris Morazan and Maureen Seabasty. HPH Hospice. Dobies Funeral Home Seven Springs
KOONCE, Bessie Wertz Sunrise August 21, 1916 - Sunset September 10, 2009 Born in Newark NJ, Bessie Koonce has been the Matriarch for the Koonce family for almost 80 years. The mother of William Henry Koonce Sr. (deceased) and sister of Dr. Jack Wertz and Robert Wertz (both deceased) leave to mourn and celebrate her passing 5 grandchildren, Jacqueline Koonce-Hinson (Alphonso), William Henry Koonce Jr., Arthur R. Koonce (Barbara), Faith M. Koonce, David T. Koonce (Dana); 1 nephew, W. Jackson Wertz (Donella); 5 great-grandchildren, Tahsheika Thompson (Jason), Lahteefah Bryant (Lewis), Arthur Koonce Jr., Alexander Koonce, Imani Jackson; 3 great-great-grand-children, Samiyah Williams, Justin Bryant, Chance Ray Hinson and Elizabeth Jersey Koonce. A Memorial and Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at The Martin Luther King Center, 1201 Douglas Ave. Clearwater, Florida 33755 11am-1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Bessie Wertz Koonce Performing Arts Scholarship Fund, 1606 N. Highland Ave., Clearwater, FL 33755. Young's F.H. 442-2388
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.
LYDTING, Iris M. 59, of New Port Richey, died Sept. 14. Survived by husband, Gregory; sons, Brian, Gregory II and Scott; sister, Arlene Delgado; grandchildren, Alyssa, Alexandra, Scott, Kaitlyn, Kyra and Gabrielle. Visitation today, 6-8 pm at Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson. Service Thursday, 9 am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. 727-868-4441 dobiesfuneralhome.com
MASSEY, Charles Dudley 66, of St. Petersburg, passed Sept. 10. Visitation Friday, 5-8 pm, service Saturday, 11 am, both at Zion Hill Mortuary Chapel. Online guestbook at www.zionhillmortuary.com
MASTRANTUONO, Oscar 59, of Holiday, died Sept. 11. Survived by mother, Alicia Irrazabal; wife, Eliana; sons, Marcelo, Michael, Morris & Bruno; daughter, Giovanna. Morgan FH 727-847-3999
O'HEARN, Carolyn Sue Marlow beloved wife of John, passed away Monday, Sept. 14 at the age of 72. Sue was born in Houston, TX on July 27, 1937, the fourth child and only daughter of Charles and Opal Marlow. The Marlows moved to Wichita Falls, TX when Sue was young, and lived at 1802 Britain Street. It was while working at Sheppard Air Force Base that Sue met John. They fell in love, married and moved to an Air Force base near Istanbul, Turkey. The years after their return to the United States were spent in St. Petersburg, where John began his thirty-six year career with The St. Petersburg Times; Wichita Falls, where they both worked while John earned his BA from Midwestern University; and Waldorf, MD where Sue officially retired from secretarial work to keep house while John earned his living in Washington, D.C. working for the Times-owned Congressional Quarterly. Sue and John permanently settled in St. Petersburg in 1974 when John accepted a new position with The St. Petersburg Times. Sue O'Hearn dedicated her life to caring for her husband, her children and grand-children, and her community. She earned an AA degree from St. Petersburg Junior College; volunteered for All Children's Hospital, American Stage, and the St. Petersburg Junior College Foundation; and received Pinellas County Arts Council's Friend of the Arts Award. Sue enjoyed traveling and accompanied John on visits throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, but when at home in St. Petersburg, Sue cooked irresistible Southern meals. Sue is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Howard O'Hearn; son and daughter-in-law Patrick and Annie O'Hearn of Charleston, SC; son-in-law and daughter Gary and Shannon O'Hearn Downing of Tampa; and grandchildren John, Andrew and Daniel O'Hearn, and Clare and Callan Ann Downing. The O'Hearn family is grateful to the nurses of Westminster Suncoast for their many years of devoted care for Sue. A memorial service in honor of the life of Sue Marlow O'Hearn will be held Monday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 am, in the Health Center Chapel of Westminster Suncoast, 6909 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to the Florida Gulfcoast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association 727-578-2558.
OKON, Conrad Jr. 72, of Hudson, passed away Sept. 4, 2009. Native of New York; enjoyed Bingo & ham radio. Survived by his three children, Antoinette, Bill and Bob and three grandchildren; Elizabeth Maddern was his companion for 7 years. Rest in peace Dad.
PALSHA, Grace (Martin) 71, of Seminole, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009. She was born in East Cleveland, OH and came to Pinellas County in 1970, from Ft. Leavenworth, KS. She was a graduate of Kent State University. She was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, Indian Rocks Beach, and also a member of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater alumnae Association of Alpha Phi Fraternity. Survivors include her husband and best friend of 51 years, Robert; her son, Stephen D. "Doug" Palsha (Kristy) of St. Petersburg; daughter Grace L. "Lorrie" Lykins (Don) of Seminole; three granddaughters, Kristen L. Lykins, Peyton L. Palsha and Gracelyn S. Palsha; and her brother Dr. Paul W. Martin Jr. (Susan). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital P.O. Box 74947, Cleveland, Ohio, 44101. Interment at Calvary Episcopal Church TBD.
PAPPAS, George 87, died Sept. 15. Survived by his 4 loving children & 7 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society or HPH Hospice. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel
PILLEY, Jennifer Ann 40, of Riverview, passed away Sept. 10, 2009 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was an active member of South Shore United Methodist Church and vice president of Bay City Gymnastics Parent Organization board of directors. She is survived by her husband, Brad; two daughters, Ashleigh and Haley Pilley; her parents, Janette Norris and her husband, Jim; and her father, Doug Turner and his wife, Patti and her loving family. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the church. A memorial service will be conducted 11 am Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at Sun City Center United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Boulevard West, Sun City Center, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573 or the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Tx 75244. Additional information at: suncitycenterfuneralhome.com Sun City Center Funeral Home 813-634-9900
PORPORA, Michael J. 63, died Sept. 14, 2009. Survived by wife Maria; 3 children; a daughter-in-law; and 6 grandchildren. You will be in our hearts forever. Your loving family. Downing 352-684-5334
POWELL, Charles Thomas 71, of Pinellas Park, passed away Sept. 15, 2009. He is survived by his beloved wife of 12 years, Gwen, and the rest of his loving family. National Cremation Society
REDMON, Lisa Rose 47, of Spring Hill, died Sept. 11, 2009 at home. She graduated from FSU and was an Attorney in Brooksville. She is survived by her parents, Joan and Dale Redmon; brother, Dale Redmon, Jr.; 1 niece; 1 nephew, 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 352-796-4991
ROCHE, Isabel Mary "Bella" 81, passed away Sept. 9, 2009 in Phoenix, AZ. Bella was born Feb. 16, 1928 in Troy, NY to Joseph and Anna (Esposito) Consoli. She married Donald A. Roche in February 1947 in Granville, NY and they shared 59 loving years. Bella and Don also lived in Buffalo, NY and retired to Seminole, in 1983. Bella moved to Phoenix after Don's passing to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Michael Jukich. Bella was a devoted wife and mother with a passion for gardening, reading and working for the Marine Corps League's annual Toys for Tots program. Bella and Don had five children who survive them, Robert (Esther) of Cathlamet, WA, Kevin (Lorraine) of Palm Harbor, Anne (Michael) Jukich of Phoenix, AZ, James (Karen) of East Amherst, NY and Donald of Seminole. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald (2005), her parents, her sister, Rose Maslack and granddaughter, Kira. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 at 1 pm at St. Jermone's Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo FL with burial at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to: Marine Corps League Toys for Tots, c/o William G. Cona 1401 North Hercules Avenue Clearwater, FL 33765
RODGERS, George "Jerry" 92, of New Port Richey, died Sept. 13, 2009. Survived by wife, Jeanne and daughters, Patricia and Arleen. Former owner of St. Pete Beach Amusement Center.
ROSA, Rose M. 89, of Tampa, died Sept. 14, 2009. Friends recevied 6pm, Memorial service 7:30pm Sept. 17 at Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, 813-931-1833.
SANDERS, William Joseph 60, of St. Petersburg died Sept. 13th. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Rebecca Dattoli and grandson, Dallas Dattoli. ALifeTribute-Largo 559-7793
SCHRODER, Donald Michael died Sunday, Sept. 13th surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elsie; son Michael; daughter Lisa; and grandchildren Marshall, Amanda & Brooks. A native of New Orleans, Don graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Loyola University. He was an officer in medical services in Korea and a decorated veteran. At age 24, he became the administrator for Mease Hospital, an office he held for 35 years. Please join our family on Thursday, Sept 17th, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Dunedin Country Club, from 5-8 pm. On Friday, Sept. 18th, a Mass for Don will be conducted at Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin, at 10:30 am. Memorial donations in Don's memory can be made to Morton Plant Mease Foundation, Mease Hospital Auxiliary, or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Dunedin Chapel 1320 Main St.
SCIARRA, Richard Anthony 52, passed away on Sept. 4, 2009 with his loving family at his side while under the care of Hospice House Woodside. Richard was born in Providence, RI, graduated from Cranston High School East 1975. Survived by his wife, Althea; sons, Richard & Robert; mother, Sophia; sister & brother-in-law, Donna & Dennis Pagliarini. For service information/memories visit www.rlwilliams.com
SKIFF, Jack Memorial service Sept. 20 2009, at the American Legion #238, in Safety Harbor, at 2 pm. He is survived by Faye, Jack Sr. and Karen.
SPEARS, Donald 76, died Sept. 14, 2009. He is survived by 3 children, Thomas Spears, Donni Lynn Buchan, Amy Lovejoy and family. Turner FH 352-796-9661
STANGE, Dennis Dean 48, of Dover, died Sept. 5, 2009. Words of comfort may be expressed: floridamortuary.net 813 237-2900
VAN BELL, Howard 88, of New Port Richey, died Sept. 13. Visitation Thursday, 6-8 pm. Service Friday, 10 am, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street
WADSWORTH, Robert C. 95, of Palm Harbor, passed away Sept. 13, 2009. Survived by son, Ken; daughter, Patricia Weiss; 6 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home
WELLS, Sid died Sept. 12, survived by wife Lois; son John; daughter Keira; sister Maralee; 2 grandchildren. Graveside service 1:30 pm Sept. 25th, Bay Pines VA Cemetery, with honors.
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.
WOODWORTH, Mildred T. 86, of Valrico, passed away Sept. 14, 2009. She is survived by her loving family. She will be interred in the family plot in Chipley, FL. Stowers-Brandon
WORNICKI, Joseph "Joe" 86, of Webster, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Lakeland. Known as the "Good Guy Nearby," he was born in Des Moines, IA, Dec. 13, 1922. He proudly served his country from 1942 to 1945, in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Aleutian Campaign as an aerial tail gunner. He owned a State Farm Insurance agency in Pinellas Park from 1958-1991, winning many top honors including the prestigious Lifetime Member of the President's Club. During his many years of community involvement, he was a member of the Elks, DAV, VFW, NRA, and Past President of the Pinellas Park Boys & Girls Clubs, Past President of Pinellas Park Rotary, elected by the Jaycees as Outstanding Citizen of the year in 1983, and was Past President of the Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce. He was elected Mayor of Pinellas Park for two terms, and then was elected to the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, where he was the Chairman in 1979. He was also Chairman of the Pinellas County Sports Authority and involved in the building of Tropicana Field. He was a serious horseman, having been a member and officer of the Florida Quarter Horse Association, member of the Mid Florida Buckskin Association, & member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He competed in both local and national shows including the Buckskin World Show. He and his wife have been involved for over 30 years in breeding, training, and showing world class Quarter Horses. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; daughters Karen Wornicki, Theresa Holly, Diana DeVito, and Pamela Hartnett and grandchildren Michele Holly, Joely Wornicki DelVecchio, Melanie Holly, Marcelle Pinto, Joseph Wornicki Brommelsick, Miranda Fender, Larry Holly Jr., Sophia M. Hartnett, Michael Rees Pinto, GraceLynn Holly, Deanna Meadows, Layla J. DelVecchio, and Maia Meadows. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at 11 am at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, with Rev. Jim Hammond officiating. Attire for the funeral will be jeans and boots. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.