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ANDREAE, Jane Stickney 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 at Freedom Inn Countryside Assisted Living surrounded by loving family. Of all Jane's interests, and joys of life, her children were her true passion and was tirelessly devoted to them. She was known by friends and family for her sense of humor, friendliness and profound generosity. It has been said that she never met a stranger. She loved to paint, play bingo, travel, make rugs for her family and friends and tell stories of her experience with the USO during World War II singing for the wounded troops in Miami. She was also an avid golfer for many years. Mrs. Andreae was born on Jan. 24, 1927 in Miami to Ila and Thomas Stickney. She was preceded in death by her older brother, Thomas and older sister, Marion. She is survived by son, Martin Jones of Oldsmar; daughters, Carrie Hurd of Clayton, GA and Pamela Allen of Charlotte, NC; daughter-in-law, Kathy Jones; son-in-law, Robert Hurd; son-in-law, Donald Allen; grandchildren, Denise Knoop, Paul Allen, Steve Allen, Brittany Jones, Laura Allen, Natalia Hurd, Lena Koroleva, Jackie Jones, Jenny Allen; and 7 great-grandchildren, Ashley Knoop, Josh Knoop, Sam Knoop and Tommy Knoop, Taylor Allen, Kayla Allen, Jake Allen. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the loving staff of Freedom Inn Countryside Assisted Living for their tireless devotion and attention and to the Hospice Pearl team for their kindness and compassionate service. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, at 10:30am at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Phillippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Visitation will be Friday evening Sept. 18 at Curlew Hills Funeral Home from 6-8pm. Memorials may be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness,

ARMSTRONG, Lucille S. 88, of Seminole, passed Sept. 15, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Mohn Funeral Home / Cremations Seminole, FL 727-393-3481

BABSON, Betty W. 74, of Kissimmee, passed Sept. 9, 2009. Services are 2 pm Sept. 26, at St. Cloud Presby. Church, St. Cloud, FL. Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home 407-957-2511

BOSTICK, Murrie Lee died Sept. 10, 2009. A viewing will be held Friday Sept. 18, 6-8 pm. Service is Saturday, Sept 19, 11 am at Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home

BOSTON, Miriam H. 81, of Spring Hill, died Sept. 15, 2009, survived by 3 daughters; 2 sisters; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Largo 517-2340

BRAININ, Abrasha 86, of St. Petersburg, passed away Sept. 17, 2009. A native of Montreal PQ, he came here in the early 1950s and was a property manager. He was a nationally ranked swimmer (St. Pete Masters) and was a Duplicate Bridge Life Master. Survivors include his wife Margaret "Peg"; stepchildren Jean and Steven Rasor; sister Miriam Isseman; several nieces and a nephew. Funeral services will be 1pm Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at David C. Gross Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Royal Palm Cemetery-South. Donations in lieu of flowers would be appreciated to Suncoast Hospice. Guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911

BRANT, Barbara Jeanne 81, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester James Waldron, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009. Mrs. Brant is survived by great-grandchildren, grand- children and children. NCS

BROWN, F. Annabelle 95, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 at Patrick Manor ALF. She came here in 2004 from her native Columbus, IN. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara L. Martin of St. Petersburg; her son, Stuart A. Brown of Venice, FL; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus. Online memorial and guest book at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-528-2880

CATES, Wanda Lucille Pope Born 1920 in Durham, NC and longtime resident of Largo, died Aug. 31, 2009. Cremains will be interred in Bay Pines VA Cemetery Sept. 24, 2009. National Cremation Society

CHAMBERLAIN, Robert 66, of Palm Harbor, passed away on Sunday, Sept 13, 2009 at his residence. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute FuneralCare Largo Chapel 727-559-7793

CIPKO, Barbara "Boots" 61, of Port Richey, died Sept. 6. Survived by husband, Edward. Member of VFW Post #6180 and American Legion Post #335. Dobies FH, Hudson, 727-868-4441

CLARKE, Lawrence H. Age 92, of Clear-water, passed on Sept. 8, at the Oaks of Clearwater, under Hospice Care. Lawrence was born in Schoolfield, VA and moved to Florida from Maryland during the 1970s. Lawrence was a WWII Army veteran. He was a member of the Gulf Coast Railroad Museum of Parrish County, and attended Curlew Baptist Church. Lawrence is survived by his son, Lawrence of Richmond, VA; 2 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held on Saturday, Sept. 12th at 2:30 pm at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Cemetery in Palm Harbor. The family would like to send a Special Thank You to the staff at The Oaks of Clearwater, and the Hospice Teal Team. Moss Feaster Dunedin Chapel

DICKEY, Robert "Bob" a resident of Dunedin for over 20 years, died in Fairbanks, AK on June 27, 2009. Born in Ohio, Bob was a proud volunteer for the City of Dunedin. He and his wife Barbara moved to Alaska to be near family several years ago. Bob graduated with honors from The University of Ohio, and from Ohio State University with a Masters Degree in Education. Awarded for his basketball and baseball skills, he later coached winning teams in both sports in Ohio. He was a Teacher, Coach, and Sales Representative for the Industrial Pump business. Bob served in the Army Air Force, WWII. He received The Lifetime Achievement Award from Lancaster, OH. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and attended Zion Lutheran Church in Fairbanks where a memorial service was held in July. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Barbara; a son; 3 daughters; 4 granddaughters; and a sister.Suggested memorials: Hospice of Tanana Valley, 2001 Gillam Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701.

DRAPER, Jeanne Vivienne 84, of Tampa, passed away Sept. 10, 2009 at LifePath Hospice, Temple Terrace. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Affinity Cremation 813-684-7500

DUNKMAN, Jason Harry 27, of Palm Harbor died at home Sept. 14. Jason is survived by a large loving family and many friends. We'll shed a smile, a grin, a tear for you Jay. May you soar above the clouds and set your soul free.

FARRINGTON, Helen 88, of Port Richey, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 at Hudson Care Center, Hudson. Please visit

FULTON, Mary "Maggie" 88, of New Port Richey, died Sept. 15, 2009. Mary came here 32 years ago from Spangler, PA, where she was Past President of Spangler Fire Auxiliary, Ladies Aid Society & the Sunday School Superintendent of Spangler United Methodist Church. She worked in sales at Montgomery Ward, Port Richey, attended Asbury United Methodist Church & was a member of Parkwood Civic Assn. She is survived by her son, Dalton J. (Eileen), Erie, PA; 3 daughters, Judy Bearer, Susan Fulton & Linda Spatz (Peter) all of New Port Richey; 6 grandchildren, Mary, Jim, Valerie, Brian, Shawn & Pamela; & 10 great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton E. Fulton. The family will receive friends 2-4pm Sunday, with a chapel service to follow at 4pm. Private interment at Grace Memorial Gardens. The family suggests donations to HPH Care Center. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home 5228 Trouble Creek Road New Port Richey 727-845-1957

GERVAIS, Ernest 84, of Tampa, passed away Sept. 15, 2009. He is survived by his loving family. Arrangements by Blount & Curry FH Oldsmar/West Hillsborough Chapel 813-814-4444

GOULD, Carol A. 70, passed away on Sept. 16, 2009. She is survived by her children, Robert & Susan; mother and loving family. Turner F.H. 352-796-9661

GRANT, Mary Beth 46, of St. Petersburg, passed Sept. 12, 2009. Funeral next Saturday, 11 am, 5th Avenue Church of Christ. Online guestbook at

GRAY, Ronald W. 69, of Clearwater, & Mazatlan Mexico, passed away Sept. 15th. He is survived by his wife Renate; children Calvin, Kelly, Marc (Laurie) & 6 grandchildren. ALife Tribute Largo

HARBUCK, Ernest E. 82, of New Port Richey, died Sept. 15, 2009. Visitation Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 from noon until service time at 2 pm, at Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.

HERRING, Michael C. 49, of Tarpon Springs, died Monday, Aug. 31st, 2009, at home. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute-Largo 559-7793

HITT, David B. TM1C U.S. Navy Retired of Lake Panasoffkee, died Sept. 12, 2009. To sign the guestbook and funeral instructions visit Veterans 1-800-467-7850

HOLT, Eleanor Mae (Gillett) 81 of Largo, passed away on Wednesday Sept. 16, 2009 at Comprehensive Healthcare of Clearwater. Eleanor was born May 12, 1928 in Melrose Park, IL and moved to this area in 1989 from Lyons, IL. She spent much of her life in the Chicago area where she worked for Western Electric for 30 years. Eleanor was a member of the Pioneer's Club and was a volunteer for 10 years at Talking Books in Clearwater. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Francis A. Holt of Largo; a son, Kevin Holt of Clearwater; and two daughters, Debra Reinink of New Port Richey, & Candice Taylor of Warrenville, IL; four grandchildren, Heather, Erica, Vanessa and Amy along with 4 great grandchildren, Jordan, Chandler, Eric & Sophie. Eleanor was preceded in death by two brothers, William & Richard Gillett. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association. Friends are calling from 9 am to 10 am Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 & Funeral Services will be at 10 am Saturday all at the Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 727-562-2080.

JASIEWICZ, Walter F. 78, of Clearwater, passed away Sept. 17, 2009, at his residence. He is survived by wife, Mary; 2 sons, Michael & Thomas; 3 grandchildren.

JONES, Dorothy of Tampa, died Sept. 13, 2009. Survived by son, Coleman Bell, Sr. Visitation 6-8 Friday, funeral 2 pm Saturday at Highland Ave. Church of Christ. Ray Williams FH 253-3419

KARANICAS, Uldine J. 72, passed away in Tampa on Sept. 15, 2009. Survived by her loving friends & family. She will be greatly missed. Brewer & Sons 813-887-4991

KRAMER, Leona G. 105, of Seminole, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at The Vineyard Inn. Born in DePere, WI, she came here in 1958 from Green Bay, WI. She was a Roman Catholic and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; and 5 brothers and 9 sisters. She is survived by her son, Richard (Eleanor), of Columbus, OH; grandsons, Steven (Mary) of Waukesha WI, Thomas (Diane) of Middleton, WI; 5 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. A brief prayer service will be held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at 10 am. Reese Funeral Home 391-9954

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.

LARRY, LaMarcus Jr. of Tampa, died Sept. 7, 2009. Survivors: wife, Sarah; children, LaSharn, LaMarcus and Armando; father, LaMarcus, Sr. Ray Williams Funeral Home, 253-3419

LINDEMAN, Thoranne "Toni" 73, died Sept. 8th. Survived by Ron Lindeman of Dunedin; Shari Goddard & family of Dunedin; Cyndi Lindeman of MI; Kristy Shiphorst & family of AL; and 5 grandchildren.

McCORMICK, Fount "Mac" 94, of Port Richey, died Sept. 16. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran. Survived by a daughter, Carol Anderson (Herb); a grandson; a great-grandson. Faupel Funeral Home 849-9964

McGRUDER, Eddie Jr. of Tampa, died Sept. 11, 2009. Survivors: wife, Mary; children, Cynthia, Earl, Shennandoah and Eddie; 13 grandchildren; 3 siblings. Ray Williams FH, 253-3419

NAVEDO, Miguel A. Jr. 57, of St. Petersburg, died Sept. 15, 2009. Survived by wife; 5 children; parents; 5 sisters; 10 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2640

NOLE, Nicholas C. 95, of Clearwater, passed away Sept. 16, 2009. He is survived by Felicia, his wife of 70 years; son John Nole; daughter Carol Stagliano and her husband Frank; sister Jane Millo of Utica; grandchildren Michele Kelley and her husband Scott, Joseph Stagliano and his wife Rena, Melissa Land and her husband Billy, and Nicholas C. Nole II; and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 20 from 5-8pm at Curlew Hills Funeral Home followed by a Funeral Mass, Monday, Sept. 21 at 11am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000

PANDOLFO, Helen L. 83, of St. Petersburg, passed Sept. 16, 2009. She was surrounded by her loving family. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremations Seminole, FL 727-393-3481

PECK, Peter J. 60, of Largo, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at Bay Pines Hospice. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ana; sister, Linda; father, John; and a loving extended family. For complete information contact Reese Funeral Home 391-9954

PITTS, James Samuel "Jimmy" 74, of Largo, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Morton Plant Mease Hospital in Clearwater. He was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Blountstown. He is a military veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving duties on the Destroyer USS Gearing until 1959. After leaving the Navy, he started working for the Asplundh Tree Company and then Florida Power Corporation until he retired after 38 years of employment. During this time, he served as Largo City Commissioner and Vice Mayor of Largo. He belonged to the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club. He received his Bachelors Degree from Eckerd College. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife Sandra; son Jim Pitts II; daughter Kimmey Sullivan; granddaughter Sydney; grandsons Eric and Tyler. A celebration of his life will be at 1 pm on Oct. 17, 2009, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Largo. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship Suncoast Chapter at 5000 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710. A Loving husband and father, he will be deeply missed.

POMRENKE, Elena M. 93, of St. Petersburg, passed away Sept. 15, 2009. She was born in Midway, PA. Preceded in death by husbands, Fred P. Nourigat and Louis F. Pomrenke Sr. Survived by son, Gerald L. Nourigat; step sons, Louis F. Pomrenke Jr. and Richard Pomrenke; brother, William Sergi; sister, Rose Karns; and many nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society

PONCE-GARCIA, Julia 79, of Dade City, died Sept. 16, 2009. Services 2pm, Sept. 20, 2009 at St. Rita Catholic Church. Visitation 5-8 pm Saturday 301 Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home.

REEDER, Robert Dean 79, passed Sept. 15. Visitation, Sept. 19, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at 280 Mariner Blvd. Service, Sept. 20, 3 pm at First United Methodist Church, Spring Hill. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

RENNER, Jean M. 78, of Clearwater, died Sept. 15, 2009. Survived by son; 2 daughters; brother; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Largo 517-2340

SADLER, Mildred 90, passed away on Sept. 15, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret; grandchild, Jennie and loving family. Turner Funeral Homes Spring Hill 352-796-9661

SAFARIK, Charles A. 89, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Sept. 16, 2009. Born and raised in Queens, NY, he joined the Army in 1942 (3rd Battalion 168th Division) and participated in the WWII campaign in Italy and Northern Africa until his discharge in 1945. He moved to South China, ME, married and divorced, then married his second wife, Ruth Gooding. In 1966, he moved to St. Petersburg with his family, where he owned and operated The Wayside Inn. His beloved wife Ruth passed away in June of 2009. He is survived by his brother, Robert Safarik (Port Richey); sons, Charles Robert and James; his daughter, Ellen; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The family requests donations to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast ( Please sign the family registry at Veterans Funeral Care, Clearwater

SALUSTRI, Rae 92, of Clearwater, died Sept 16, 2009. She was a member of St. Cecelia. Survived by 4 sons, 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Moss Feaster Belcher 562-2070

SILVESTER, Hartuti 65, of Ridge Manor, died Sept. 14, 2009. Visitation Sept 19, 2-4 pm with memorial service to follow. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home/352-796-4991

SIMON, Sa Quanda Tamika of Tampa, died Sept. 8, 2009. Viewing is Friday Sept. 18, from 5-7 pm at the funeral home. Service Sept. 19, 1 pm New St. Matthew M.B. Church. Everett-Derr & Anderson

SIVORI, Virginia E. 87, of Seminole, passed Sept. 13, 2009 at Hospice House Woodside in Pinellas Park. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremations Seminole, FL 727-393-3481

SKIDMORE, James R. "Jim" 58, of Largo, passed Sept. 15, 2009. He is survived by his loving family. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremations Seminole, FL 727-393-3481

SMALL, George S. 58, of St. Petersburg, died on Aug. 31, 2009 in Vacaville, CA. He was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors, wife, LaLanda; children, Ali Mond (Kertecia), Deshay Collier (Sir) Ibon Small, Quebella Crotzer (Alan), Moulenish and Aseeiah Small; stepchildren, Kenyata and Jaylissa Golden, Michael and Jeremiah Baxter; 4 sisters; 2 brothers; 15 grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral services, Saturday, Sept. 19th, 1pm Bethel Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation Friday, Sept. 18th, 5-7pm at the church. Friends may share condolences Smith Funeral Home 894-2266

SMITH, Robert E. "Red" Beloved husband and father Robert E. "Red" Smith, Nov. 5, 1936 - Sept. 16, 2009. Survived by wife Barbara; sons Robert, Alan, and Mark; daughter Lisa; mother Melita; sister Patricia, and five grandchildren. Married 51 years and a resident of Florida since 1973, he was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, an original founder of the Aluminum Association of Florida, and operated his own business for over 30 years. Known for his integrity and candor, he was truly one of kind and will be missed by both family and friends. Wake service from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Friday, Sept. 18, Curlew Hills Funeral Home, 727-789-2000. Funeral Mass 1 pm, Saturday, Sept. 19, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 727-733-3606. Burial to follow at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

STANGE, Dennis Dean 48, of Dover, died Sept. 5, 2009. Words of comfort may be expressed: 813 237-2900

STEVENSON, Bradley Jay 25, of Brooksville, passed away on Sept. 15, 2009. He is survived by his son, Kamren Bradley Stevenson; mother, Andrea Burdin and husband, Joe; father, Blair Stevenson; sisters, Samantha, Alyssa and Bailey; his grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, loved ones and friends. A Gathering in Bradley's Memory will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 from 6-7 pm with a Celebration of Life Service to begin at 7 pm at the Brooksville Chapel of Brewer & Sons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hernando Pasco Hospice. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home 352-796-4991

STURGELL, George Mayo 78, of Seminole, passed away Sept. 12, 2009, survived by ex-wife Genie; son Mayo; daughter Jamie Weil, & grandson Austin. He will be fondly remembered as a great Dad.

TAFT, Walter A. 81, of Spring Hill, passed on Sept. 15, 2009 at HPH Care Center. He was born in Johnston, RI and moved here 8 years ago from Virginia. He served in the Army, graduated from Bryant College in 1949 owned and operated Nova Shade and Blind Co. He was Catholic by faith. Walter is survived by his wife Barbara of Spring Hill; daughters, Susan Cutlip of Spring Hill and Kathleen (Rick) Emerson of Fairfax County, VA; 1 grandson; 2 granddaughters; 3 great-grandsons; 1 great- granddaughter. Memorial Mass on Monday, Sept. 21 at 10am at St. Frances Cabrini, then burial to follow at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

TROXEL, Allen W. 91, of Clearwater, died Sept. 15th. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy. Survived by son, Scott; daughters, Marilyn Kirby (Joseph) and Patricia Brooks (Alicia Hoefler); 3 grandchildren, Jannelle (Casey) Galloway, Matthew Brooks and Caitlin Kirby; and former son-in-law Don Brooks. Memorial Service 1:30pm Saturday, Sept. 19th at Belleair Country House, 2298 Belleair Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Joseph's Indian School, P.O. Box 200, Chamberlain, SD 57325 or charity of your choice. NCS Clearwater 727-536-0494

ULM, Clifford F. 72, of New Port Richey, died suddenly Sept. 13, 2009. Survived by sons Jeff (Karen) & Greg; grandchildren Rachel, Hannah, Ethan, Beccah & Stephanie. No local service. M&L

WASHINGTON, Cherry 48, of St. Petersburg, died on Sept. 14, 2009. She moved to St. Petersburg from her native Dunnellon and was Baptist. Survivors: husband Willie Pierce; daughters, Katina Walker and Laquandra Washington; son, Jason Washington (Elisa); sisters, Joanne Washington, Agnes Roberts (David Lee), Vivian Brown and Johnnie Mae Washington; brother, Fletcher Washington; 5 grandchildren. Funeral service Saturday, Sept. 19th, 1pm Smith Funeral Home Chapel, 894-2266. Visitation Friday, Sept. 18th, 5-7pm at Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Friends may share condolences

WHITE, Frances Marie Visitation today, Sept. 18, 3-7pm at the funeral home chapel. Funeral service 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 19 at Edward McRae Chapel."A McRae Service"

WILSON, Leona M. 84, of Brooksville, died Sept. 15, 2009. Survived by daughters, Priscilla & Carol; sisters, Beatrice, Elaine & Ellen; 4 grand & 4 great-grandchildren. Nat'l Cremation & Burial Society