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Published Jun. 28, 2010

BAUMILLER, Howard Norman, 65, of Plant City, passed away June 11, 2010. Howard was born Feb. 17, 1945 in Pittsburg, PA. He loved the ocean, roller coasters especially "Shekra". Most of all he loved his wife, Deborah and his other family members and friends. Howard enjoyed music "the oldies". His favorite sports were football "Pittsburgh Steelers" and hockey, the Pittsburgh Penquins. Howard had a great sense of humor and very loving and caring. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Raymond and Violet Baumiller. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Deborah; children, Denise, Dennis, Charles S. and wife, Darla, Howard E. and wife, Lori and Daniella Wolanin; grandchildren, William, Tabitha, Amanda, Tiffane, Todd, Travis, Justin and Amber; six great-grand-children; brothers, Charles Raymond Jr. and Lawrence "Larry" and wife, Ruth Anne; sister, Ruth Anne "Ruthie" McCay. A Memorial Service will be 12:15, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the Plant City South Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Plant City. Words of comfort may expressed at 813-237-2900

BEHRENSHAUSEN, Robert Survivors include his loving family. Services with military honors will be held at 3pm, Sept. 24, 2010 at Arlington National Cemetery.

BROOKS, Robbye Johnson 63, of Tampa passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Robbye was born March 15, 1947 to Charles Tilman Sr. and Mary Sue (Baynard) Johnson in Spartanburg, SC. Before her death she was a Certified Nursing Assistant in at White Oak Manor Nursing Home in Rutherfordton, NC. She loved crossword puzzle books, reading, and especially loved and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Amanda (Kenny) Dodds; sons, Bryan (Janet) Roberson and Kevin (Sharon) Roberson; grandchildren, Zachary, Hunter, Zeke, Drew, Malachi, Jennifer and Hayley; great-grandchildren, Noah and Seth; brother, Charlie Johnson; many other family members and friends. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

BUCKLEY, Robert M. 87, of Sun City Center, died June 23. Survived by his loving family. Services July 10, 11 am at Sun City Center Methodist Church. Full details

BUHRMAN, Judith passed away July 2, 2009 after battling lung cancer for several years. Judith was the real energy behind many environmental causes in Pinellas County. Judith served as the first president of the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and the first chairman of the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve. She was a huge part of St. Petersburg Audubon Society, and active in a great many environmental forums. She spent her final years tirelessly volunteering with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission to help restore a population of whooping cranes near Kissimmee. To honor her memory, a celebration of her life and legacy will be held on Saturday, July 3, at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center. The event is sponsored by Judith's family, Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve, Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, and St. Petersburg Audubon Society. The event starts at 9 am with a short hike, followed by a program at 11 am, and lunch at noon. RSVP by June 30 to or 727-934-2680.

CAMPBELL, Christopher M. SFC, U.S. Army Retired, was carried to his savior on June 23, 2010. Chris was born in New York, and traveled to many places due to his career in the military, and ultimately retired in Palm Harbor. Chris is survived by his four children, Tracy, Christopher (MaryJoe), Sarah, and Taylor; wife, Anna; 3 grandchildren; his mother, Mary O'dell; brother, Nat (Christine); sister, Dianne (Jimmy) Pasqualone; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. A visitation will be held at Moss Feaster in Palm Harbor on Monday beginning at 4 pm followed by a Funeral Mass on Tuesday at St Michael Catholic Church in Clearwater beginning at 11 am.

CASO, Mary J. 69, of Brooksville, died June 25, 2010. Survivors include her husband Robert P.; children, Robert, Charles, April & Christine; and loving family. Merritt Funeral Home - Spring Hill

CHAITOW, Pauline 92, of Altemonte Springs, died Saturday, June 26, 2010. Mrs. Chaitow moved to Altemonte Springs ten years ago from Tampa where she had resided since 1945. She was a member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, was a past president of Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood and was a lifetime member of Hadassah. Pauline was an extraordinary cook and hostess. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Leo. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Ethel & Dennis Field of Tampa, Marylin & Ronnie Berman of Maitland, Dorothy & Bob Katz of Altemonte Springs and Barbara Brooks; nine grandchildren; ten great-grand-children and a great-great- grandson. Graveside services will be held Monday, 2 pm at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Rodeph Sholom. An on-line guestbook is available at Segal Funeral Home 813-874-3330

COLBATH, Jason Eugene 84, of Palm Harbor, died June 4, 2010. Born in Adrian, MI, "Jack" graduated from the University of Michigan. He retired from a Marketing career and the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII serving in the EAME Theater. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Post #273, DAV, VFW. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Isabelle; two sons, Graham (Patti) and Edward (Judy); a daughter, Jane (Richard) Saunders; a brother, David (Rita); four step-daughters, Cheryl Vignali, Patricia Marchand, Deborah Manz, and Jacqueline Hesse; 9 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren. He will be missed by all. Graveside services with honors will be at 12:30 pm on Friday, July 2, 2010 at Bay Pines National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, 33760. Please sign the registry at Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202

COLLINS, Donald R. 93, of N. Redington Beach, passed away June 24. He is survived by his loving family. Moss Feaster Funeral Home

CONNER, Calvin Sr. "Doc" 90, of Old Town, and former longtime Hillsborough county resident passed away June 22, 2010. He was a member of the Pentecostal Praise and Worship Center in Old Town and a United States Navy veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Winnie Mae Vaughn Conner; sons, Calvin Jr. Myrtle) of Old Town, Jimmy (Glenda) of Plant City and Larry Sr. (Sandra) of Maplesville, AL. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren and many friends. A funeral service will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Stowers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Pentecostal Praise and Worship Center, P.O. Box 1842, Old Town, FL 32680 or to The American Legion-Post 383, P.O. Box 220, Old Town, FL 32680.

CRANE, Muriel Degner 87, died Thursday, June 24, 2010 in the care of Haven Hospice in Gainesville, FL after suffering from Alzheimer's illness. She was born in Haverstraw, NY, and moved to Elizabeth, NJ when she was 12. Attending Catholic School through her education, she married Neil J. Crane on May 1, 1943. Her husband was in the U.S. Army and stationed in Ft. Belvour, VA during WWII where she worked at the Army Post. After WWII, she and her husband moved back to Colonia, NJ where they raised two children until they moved to the Clearwater area in 1962. She retired from Gulf Machinery Co., in Safety Harbor. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Neil J. Crane; daughter, Margaret Waldorf; son, Andrew Crane; four grand-children, Laureen Waldorf James, Chad E. Waldorf, Inga Crane and Katie Crane; one great-grandchild, Margaret Lynn James. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 11 am at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. The family will receive friends Monday, June 28, 2010 from 5-7 pm with Prayer Service at 6 pm with Fr. Emmanuel Pazhayapurackal officiating at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home West Area, 823 NW 143rd Street, Newberry, FL. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606,, Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, Williams-Thomas Westarea 352-376-7556

CULBERTSON, Robert D. "Bob" Passed away in his home on June 19th, 2010 at age 93. He will always be remembered for his kindness, patience, sense of humor, quick wit and his love of life. He was also a true gentleman. Bob was born in Clarion, PA July 15th, 1916 to Oliver H. and Emma Corbett Culbertson. He was the youngest of three sons and had a younger sister. Bob attended schools in Clarion, PA and Shorecrest School in Florida, during the winter months. After earning a degree in Geology from the University of Michigan he worked for U.S. Steel in Cleveland, OH. During WWII he enlisted in the Army and was a member of Company D/275-70th Infantry Division, where he trained recruits on weaponry and mortars. He earned many medals in marksmanship. In July of 1943, Bob wed Forest Cook Culbertson, his wife of 66 years. After he was discharged, he moved his family back to Pennsylvania, where he started a coal exploration company, until surface mines were closed. His family had invested heavily in land in Pinellas County in the 1920s so Bob moved his family to St. Petersburg. After a short time in land development, Bob worked as a stockbroker for Bache-Halsey Stuart until his retirement, loving the excitement of the trade and the day-to-day camaraderie in his downtown office. Retirement gave Bob the opportunity to spend time with his three granddaughters, who regarded him as an indispensible guide and reliable provisions-master during forays into Cook Forest, where they had a summer home. The girls enjoyed every moment of their numerous cross-country car trips, eating elaborate roadside lunches while Bob recounted thrilling tales-usually involving a quietly stated moral. He is survived by his wife Forest Cook Culbertson, his sister Mary Wanless, his three children, Robert Culbertson Jr. and his wife Peggy, Edward Culbertson and Susan Culbertson; his grandchildren Kelly Culbertson, Katy Culbertson and Robin Culbertson; Robin's daughter Diana Cadence Willburn. Bob was predeceased by his parents and brothers Bill and Tom. He will be laid to rest in the family cemetery in Cooksburg, PA later this summer and the family asks that remembrances be made to The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast. Bob was a member of the Presbyterian Church for many years.

DAWSON, James Ernest Age 87, passed away in Ft. Pierce, FL on June 25, 2010. Survived by daughters, Anita Dawson (Steven Elbert), Janet Dawson & Chris Bertoch; four grandchildren, Jason Bertoch (Angie), Jamie Bertoch (Sara), Caroline Elbert and Olivia Dawson; a great-granddaughter, Amelia Bertoch; and his cousin and friend, Charles S. Dawson. He was preceded in death by a twin brother Robert. He was born Dec. 30, 1922 in Columbus, OH to parents, Don Collis Dawson and Eunice Davis Dawson, and graduated from Bexley High School and Ohio State University. He served in the Air Force during WWII. In 1961 Jim moved with the family to Largo, pursuing hobbies like traveling abroad, boating, and collecting cars. He will be remembered by his many friends and family for his good stories and witty sense of humor. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, June 29th at 12pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home in Largo. Visitation will begin at 11am. Condolences may be offered at

DeBLASIO, Francis "Frank" 96, of New Port Richey, died June, 13, 2010. Survived by wife, Virginia, son, Richard, granddaughter, Jennifer. Visit Sunday 2-4 pm. Visit

EHRLICH, Charles W. of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, June 20, 2010 at home. Born Nov. 4, 1944 in Istanbul, Turkey as his mother was fleeing Nazi occupied Europe, Charles immigrated to the United States with his family in 1952 from Munich, Germany. As a child, he lived in Mays Landing, NJ where he graduated from Oakcrest High School in 1963 as the highest scholastic letterman. Charles received his Bachelor of Arts in 1967 from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. While at Dickinson, Charles was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and played on the football and baseball teams, later becoming a member of the College Sports Hall of Fame. After college, Charles was one of the first Head Start teachers in New Jersey before moving to Florida to attend law school. After graduating from Stetson Law School in 1971, Charles served as an Assistant State Attorney until 1973. In 1974, Charles opened his office as a sole practitioner from which he represented clients from the Tampa Bay Area and the state of Florida for four decades in general civil law matters in state and federal courts. He was not only recognized nationally in Martindale Hubbell's register of preeminent lawyers with the highest rating given to an attorney, but also locally with the Pro Bono Award from the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Charles was an active member of the St. Petersburg community for 42 years. Among his charitable contributions during that time, Charles was a co-founder and President of the Academy Prep Foundation, Inc.; President of the Arts Center of St. Petersburg; President of the Canterbury School of Florida; member of the Board of Advisors of Dickinson College; President of the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg; Vice President of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas County; Legal Counsel to Mental Health of South Pinellas County; Vice President and Legal Counsel of the Pinellas Opportunity Council; Vice President of the Quarterback Club of St. Petersburg; Hearing Officer of the St. Petersburg Human Relations Board; and Legal Counsel for the Suncoast Center for Community Mental Health. Charles is survived by his mother, Jeanette Winogron; his daughter, Jessica Ehrlich; his brother, Joseph Ehrlich; his companion of fifteen years, Sandi Pearl Ehrlich; five nieces and many cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on July 10, 2010 in the Sunset Ballroom at the Vinoy Resort and Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charles W. Ehrlich Memorial Scholarship at Dickinson College, Office of College Advancement, P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013 or online at

FERNANDEZ, Jonathan Lee 23, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010. Jonathan was born Dec. 13, 1986 to Elaine Faye Fernandez in Tampa. Before his death Jonathan was a salesperson in the tree business. Born and raised in Tampa, Jonathan played little league baseball at Forrest Hill. He graduated from Center Academy in Lutz. He was currently attending Everest University on Hillsborough. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. He had a great passion for the outdoors especially for fishing. Jonathan traveled the world, and especially his Alaskan fishing trip. Although his 23 years of life was cut short, his family and friends who knew him best, admired him for his heart of gold and willingness to help others whenever he was needed. He will remain in our hearts and loved and cherished forever. He is survived by his mother, Elaine Faye Fernandez; uncles, Lee Fernandez and wife, Debbie; Paul Fernandez and Steven Fernandez and wife, Jill; aunt, Sharon Corrado; loving cousins, Jason Fernandez, Craig Corrado, April Fernandez-Ciervo and husband, Jordan, Erin Fernandez, Joshua "JT" Thomas Fernandez and Eli Fernandez; many other loving family members and friends. A Mass will be 10:30, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Tampa. The family will receive family members and friends from 9 until 10 at St. Paul Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jonathan Fernandez fund at Words of comfort may be expressed at

FITZGERALD, Mary Theresa "Marie", 83, of Timber Pines, passed away on June 25, 2010. Survived by husband, Ed of 58 years; and children, Barbara, Paul, Patti, Kathy, Robert, and Karen; and grandchildren, Jeff, Tim, Caitlin, Andrew, Kathryn, Devin, Morgan, Courtney, Colby, and Kylie. She will be ever loved. Born in Astoria, NY, an only child, she spent most of her adult life in Stamford, CT, where she served tirelessly in the Women's Auxiliary of St. Joseph's Hospital, becoming honorary lifetime president. When real estate was still a man's world, she headed her own real estate firm, being named Realtor of the Year for the State of Connecticut. She loved tennis and always fought the good fight. Services will be held on June 28, 2010 at 10 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities, 7423 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, FL 34606 in lieu of flowers. Brewer & Sons 352-596-4991

GHEARING, Robert Duane 75, of Largo, passed away on June 23rd. He is survived by his wife Carolyn; sons, Philip (Susan) and Robert (Norma); daughter Teresa (Mark) Besmer; 3 stepchildren; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at ALife Tribute Largo 559-7793 on June 28th at 12:30pm.

GIOIA, Caroleigh 75, passed away on June 25, 2010. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Arrangements by Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel.

GREER, Joseph Leon Jr. 56, New Port Richey, passed away June 24, 2010. He was born in Gainesville and came here 50 years ago. He is survived by his wife Antoinette; son Jeffrey (April), New Port Richey; daughter April Ames (Brian), Hudson; two stepdaughters, Tashika Ortiz (Jose), New Port Richey; Michelle Spicer, Port Richey; stepson John Cuevas, Tampa; father Joseph L. Greer Sr., Brooksville; three sisters, Pam Schrader (Alan), Clearwater, Anita Mae Sites (Dean), Oldsmar; Karen Coffey (John), Orlando; & seven grandchildren. A memorial service will take place 6pm Tuesday, June 29th at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey.

GRIFFITHS, Valerie Mae Celebration of Life: 5-8pm Monday, July 5, Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 1320 Main Street, Dunedin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice.

GUGLE, Duane G. 66, of Holiday, died June 25, 2010. Survivors include wife Kathleen; daughters, Jody, Kelly & Michelle; 1 brother; 2 sisters; 10 grands; 3 great- grands. Dobies FH-Holiday Chapel

HEGARTY, Curtiss T. 39, passed June 15th, 2010. He is survived by his mother Sherilyn and brother Mark. He loved Karaoke. Downing Funeral Home-Spring Hill

HILL, Bradley Alexander 22, of Quincy, FL. Died June 23, 2010. Survived by: Her Loving Family. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar (813) 855-2439

HUGHES-SWEET, Marion V. 82, of Brandon, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010. Born Feb. 25, 1928 in Long Island, NY to George and Anne Hughes. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Sweet. She is survived by a daughter Irene R. Sterling and son-in-law James Sterling of Brandon; son Christopher W. Sweet and daughter-in-law Angelia Sweet of Houston, TX; stepdaughter Gayle Ann Rictchey of Okeechobee, FL ; five grandchildren, Vanessa Bossman and grandson-in-law Patrick Bossman, James Stone, Darrell Stone, Catalina Sweet, and Everest Sweet; seven great-grandchildren, Shane Bossman, Andrew Bossman, Ashley Bossman, Patrick Stone, Jamie Stone-LaBossiere, Karissa Stone, and Sara Stone; and one great-great-grandson Zachery Stone. Please send donations in Marion's name to LifePath Hospice. Arrangements by Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home

JACKSON, Dixie 77, Trinity, FL, here from IL, passed away June 23, 2010. She is survived by daughter, Susie Meissner of New Port Richey & son Doug Jackson, Holiday, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She could not stay another day, to laugh to love to play. Things left undone must stay that way. She found peace at the end of the day. Dobies Funeral Home, 7 Springs (727) 372-2550

KELLAM, Frances Winona 81, of Tampa, passed away June 25, 2010. Frances was born on Aug. 7, 1928 in San Diego, CA to Christopher and Gilla (Lee) Comos. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Harvey Kellam; two children, Howard Kellam and Mickey Kellam; three grandchildren, Becky Blanchard, Mickey Kellam, Jr. and Kenneth Kellam; 6 great-granchildren; 4 sisters including Lila Ritter. Winona was a homemaker and will be missed by her loving family and friends.

KELLAM, Harvey L. 85, of Tampa, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010. He was born in Cairo, GA. Harvey was an investigator for the Water Department City of Tampa for 29 years. Harvey is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Winona; two sons, Howard and Mickey Kellam; three grandchildren, Becky Blanchard, Mickey Kellam, Jr., and Kenneth Kellam; six great grandchildren; sister, Kristine Adams. He was very loved and will be missed by all of his family and friends. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

KELLEY, James Patrick 47, of Valrico, passed away June 21, 2010. He was born in Williamsport, PA, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was employed in automobile sales management. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; son, James; daughter, Ashley; parents, Francis and Blanche Kelley; brothers, Frank, Steve, Mike, and Rob; and sisters, Diana and Teresa. Final resting place will be in Pennsylvania. Stowers-Brandon

MARTINO, E. JoAnn Miller 79, passed peacefully on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Born June 9, 1931 in Altoona, PA. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. JoAnn was married for 58 years to Joseph Martino, who predeceased her March of 2009. She is survived by her children, Kathy Bruno of Altoona, PA, Deborah Martino, Joseph M. Martino, Jr.; her grandchildren, Jennifer Bruno Smith (Randy) of Altoona, PA, David Bruno (Jamie) of Maryland, Nicholas Martino, Marisa Martino, Joseph Michael Martino, III of Clearwater; brother, John Miller of Pennsylvania, Dean Miller of Deleware; sister, Delores Miller of Pennsylvania. JoAnn and her husband owned/ operated several successful businesses in Altoona, PA before retiring to Florida. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She will be missed by her family, all whose lives she touched. Visitation and prayer services will be 10 am to 11:30 am on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Funeral Mass will be at 12 pm on Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes. Donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc. or American Cancer Society. Rhodes Funeral Directors 727-446-3055

MILBURN, Mildred 98, of Lakeland, formerly of Largo, passed away June 26, 2010 at the Manor at Carpenters. Born in Burford, Ontario, Canada in July 1911. Mildred and her husband, moved to the U.S. in 1957 and became naturalized citizens. Mildred was a homemaker and active in many church and civic activities. Predeceased by her parents, Duncan & Minnie Church; 2 brothers, Philip and Reginald; her husband, the Rev. Fred Wilson and son, Wayne. Survived by daughter, Joanne and husband, the Rev. Canon John E. Birch; daughter-in-law, Joyce; grandchildren, Maureen and Stephen, Wendy and Debbie; 2 great-grandchildren, Jacqueline and Nicole. Memorial Service at a later date. Hubbell Funeral Home 727-584-7671

MILLER, Ramona I. 81, passed away June 20, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband Richard Miller; survived by son Richard Miller II; daughters, Mary Zitzel-berger and Kathie Turnbull; 9 grand & 8 great-grandchildren. Bay Pines National Cemetery.

MOBLEY, Wilma 85, caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away June 17, 2010. A long time resident of Tampa, Wilma was predeceased by her first husband, Liston M. Richardson; and her twin sister, Norma Fuller. She is survived by her loving husband, John Mobley; sister, Lois Jackson; 4 children, Sherry, Bill, Brian, and Candace; 3 stepsons, Roger, Larry, and Randy; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many friends. Wilma was an active member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her family and her cats and playing both the organ and piano. She and John married in 1983. Together, they spent their retirement years discovering the sights and sounds of America in their motor home. Wilma was greatly loved and will be missed. There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life June 28th, 2 pm, at Oak Grove Methodist Church.The family will receive friends beginning one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wilma's name to the American Diabetic Association or Alzheimer's Association. Words of comfort may be expressed at Blount Curry Carrollwood Chapel 813-968-2231

MOGA, Maria I. A twenty year resident of On Top of the World in Clearwater died peacefully on June 22, 2010, her family nearby. Born on Nov. 28, 1921 in Dorsten, a small town in Westphalia, Germany, she was the third of four children of Hermann and Maria Gorny. Her father died of black lung when she was 12 and she left school to support the family. She was a secretary in the Ruhr Valley when the bombing started, but managed to get a permit and escaped to the safety of Gottingen, a university town that was not harmed. After the war, she met a student named Nicholas Moga, a former prisoner of war and officer in the Rumanian Navy; they married and moved to Paris, then to Brazil as refugees. He found work as a draftsman, she as a cleaning lady, and their only son was born in 1949. Nick built a construction company and Maria became a part-time secretary. Seven years later, Nick accepted a job as civil engineer with an American company building Freeport Harbor in Grand Bahama. From there, they moved to Savannah, then Baltimore, then New York, where Nick joined Alcoa International and they lived in Lausanne, Switzerland, then Puerto Rico, then finally to Company headquarters in Pittsburgh. Maria studied hard, passed the State of Pennsylvania civil service exam and got a job that lasted 12 years interviewing applicants for assistance. They retired to Florida in 1987. She became even more active taking cruises to the Mediterranean and down Russian rivers, going skiing with her sister at least once a year. But when she broke her leg the third time, the doctor told her she shouldn't do it any more, so she became a first class golfer, supporter of the Philosophy Club, and was infamous for riding her bicycle everywhere. Nick died in 2005 and four years later Maria moved to assisted living at Emeritus on Becket Lake. She is survived by her sister Lydia, nephew Bernd, niece Monika, her son Traian, his wife Camilla, her grandchildren Alex and Stephen, and great-grandchildren Vianeth, Victoria, and Nicholas. She was a fine lady with a strong spirit and a kind heart who will be missed by many. She will be honored in a small intimate service at home. Messages can be sent to

MOTT, Barbara Rose Essex 66, died Saturday, June 26, 2010. She was born on Sept.12, 1943 in St. Petersburg. She graduated from St. Paul's Catholic High School, SPJC and The University of South Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosalie E. Lee and Harlan E. Essex, as well as her sister, Patricia Wiedner. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 49 years, Robert B. Mott, Dade City; and grateful children, Robert E. (Cyndi) Mott, Lithia, FL, Rosalie (Dennis) Daca, Racine, WI, William M. Mott, St. Petersburg, Melinda (Thomas) Kiefer, Janesville, WI, Barbara Lee Mott, St. Petersburg, and James F. Mott, St. Petersburg. Barbara was a doting & generous grandmother to Robert Mott, James Mott, Haley Mott, Alexander & Quinlan Kiefer & Hayden Daca. She was a history enthusiast, avid gardener and a proud fan of the Tampa Bay Rays. All who knew her loved her for her ability to protect, nurture & support them in all of life's pursuits. Barbara's angelic presence will be missed by so many, but comfort will be found in knowing that she will continue loving us from above. There will be a visitation on Monday, June 28, 2010 from 11am-12pm, with a service to follow at 12pm at the 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N location. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook @ Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home N.E. St. Petersburg Chapel 727-822-2059

PAGES, Martha B. 67, of Clearwater, died June 23, 2010. She worked for the City of Clearwater for 14 years. You are a great mom and we will miss you everyday. Survived by daughters, Kristen Cahill, Erin Cahill, Robin LeCher (Eric) Hovanec and Megan LeCher; grandchildren, Elise, Lily and Jackson. Memorial Donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice. Hubbell Funeral Home 727-584-7671

SAPUTO, Deena Marie 55, of Dunedin, passed away June 18, 2010. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. More information at

SCHIPPAN, Maureen 76, of Hudson, died June 25, 2010. Survived by 7 children, Donna, Diane, Christine, Lorraine, Eddie, Theodore, Michael; 7 grands; 3 great-grands. Dobies FH

SCOURBY, William G. 88, of Clearwater, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Diana. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992

WIECHMANN, Joel J. 61, died June 23, 2010. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on Nov. 12, 1948, and lived in Palm Harbor since 1988. Joel was a dedicated employee of Frito Lay for 20 years, a member of the New World Celts and the Scottish American Society of Dunedin. Joel is survived by his wife, Maggie (Hubbard); daughter, Melissa Lazio of Dunedin; son, John (Cindy) of Petal, MS; brother, Phil (Tracie) of Safety Harbor; sister, Peggy Carpenter (Larry) of Palm Harbor; brother, Tim of New York; grandchildren, Brent, Michael, Madison and Matthew; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. No calling hours. Memorial information will follow at a later date.

WILSON, Shirley H. 84, of Gulfport, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010. She was born in Springfield, SC. She was a published poet and wrote Shirl's Pearls in the Gulfport Gabber. She was Baptist and a faithful servant of the Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her parents, and daughter, Bonnie. She is survived by her children, Timothy Danby of Rumford, RI; Dianne Belbeisi of Jordan; Nelson Weed of Rockville, KY; and Danita Weed-Smith of Largo. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 pm on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at Reese Funeral Home, 6767 Seminole Blvd, Seminole 727-391-9954

WOODSIDE, Byron J. Jr. "B.J.", 82 of Brooksville, passed away June 25, 2010 at his home. He was born in St. Petersburg in 1928. Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Aleta; sons, Vaughn, Michael & Billy; daughter, Lawrie; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation for friends will be 4-6 pm, Tuesday, June 29 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel where funeral services will begin at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to HPH Hospice. Arrangements By Merritt Funeral Home Brooksville Chapel 352-796-6699

YOUNGBERG, Dr. Robert S. 78, of Clearwater, passed away June 22, 2010, at home with his family by his side. Robert was born in 1932, in Chicago, IL, proud to be a second generation American, and he is survived by his dear wife Catherine Fitzpatrick, and by his sons and daughters, Kevin Robert Youngberg of Clearwater, Melissa Catherine Delacroix (Claudio) of Clearwater, Margo Sarah Jenkins (Timothy) of Washington, D.C., and Brian Fitzpatrick Youngberg (Jeannie) of Orlando; five grandchildren Sarah Jane Pettingill (Christopher), Emily Anne Jenkins (Christopher Lussier), Eric Scott Rogers, and great grand daughter Cayli Hunter Pettingill. Following high school graduation in Grand Rapids, MI, Robert married his beloved Catherine and joined the US Army 25th Infantry Division. He went on to earn in Bachelor Degree from the University of Illinois, his Master Degree from Wayne State University, and his Doctoral Degree from the University of Michigan. Robert retired in 1992 following a rewarding career as a public school educator, and a middle school and high school administrator. He also served as a High School Academic Evaluator for the United States Department of Education. During his tenure, he received recognition and accolades from President Reagan in the White House Rose Garden for his exemplary efforts as both a school evaluator and for being the principal of one of the top rated high schools in the United States. Robert thoroughly enjoyed his retirement in Florida, during which time he enjoyed time with family and friends, dining out, travel, racquetball and golf, and playing his baritone horn in two city concert bands. Robert was greatly loved and will be forever missed by his family and friends. In his full and far too short life, he was able to touch and nurture many lives, including students and adults with a kind, humorous and patient demeanor, but mostly his family is forever enriched by his unconditional love and guidance. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate this special person's life will be held on Friday, July 2, 2010, from 6:30- 8:30 pm at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home. The funeral will be Saturday, July 3, 2010, at 3 pm at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home. Sylvan Abbey Funeral 2853 Sunset Point Road Clearwater, FL 33759. 727-796-1992

ZAMOR, Stephanie Rose 91, of Seminole, died Friday, June 18, 2010, at Largo Medical Center. She is survived by a loving family. For service information, contact Reese Funeral Home 391-9954