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ADAMS, Ruth E. 83, born Dec. 4, 1926 in Neptune City, NJ, died Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. She is survived by her 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Mark I. and Cindy Adams of Tarpon Springs, Paul T. Adams of Clearwater, Todd M. and Debbie Adams, of Oldsmar and Joel R. Adams of Clearwater. She also leaves one brother, Donald Norcross of Largo and 4 grandchildren, Brittney, Emily, Justyn and Brandon. In addition to her great love of her family, she had a passion for shopping and spending quality time with her dog, Topaz. Funeral services will held on Thursday, July 1 at 11 am at Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel in Largo. Visitation hours have been scheduled for Wednesday, June 30 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Please visit for additional information.

ALMEIDA, Federico "Wilo" of Valrico, went home to be with the Lord On Sunday, June 20, 2010. Wilo was a very giving man, kind compassionate and tender. He was a devolt christian, husband and grandfather. He was preceeded in death by his father, Fernando Almeida; brothers Atilio Sr. and Lucio Usseglio. Wilo is survived by his loving wife, Yolanda (nee: Cano) and his three children, Pete, Anne Marie (Ross Borgias) and David. He had 6 loving grandchildren, Pete Jr. Katelynn, Nicolette, Jeremiah, Isabella and Natalia. Wilo is also survived by his mother, Maria Melgarejo, brothers Arnaldo (Elizabeth), Rolando (Susan) and Berna Almeida. Many wonderful neices and nephews. A Memorial Service will be 7 pm, Friday, July 2, 2010 at Centro Cristiano Hispano, 2014 Providence Road, Brandon, immediately following there will be a gathering of family and friends. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

ANGELOS, John G. "Johnnie", 82, of Tampa, passed away June 25, 2010. A native of Lorain, OH and resident of Tampa since 1958, he was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. He retired with 50 years of service as a customer service supervisor for Eastern Airlines and Continental-Gulfstream Airlines. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Connie; children, Nicholas and wife, Kathy, David and wife, Susan, John and wife, Gwen and Janet and husband, David; grandchildren, Erin Jackson and husband, David Angelos; great grandchildren, Sean, Matthew and Anastasia Jackson and other loving family members. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening June 30th from 6-9 pm, with a Catholic "Wake Rite" service to begin at 7:30 pm at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 5225 N. Himes Ave. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday morning July 1st, for the repose of his soul at 11 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, with the family receiving friends 2 hours prior at the church. Entombment will follow in Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 5225 N. Himes Ave. Tampa, Fl 33614-6623 in memory of Johnnie G. Angelos. Please send online condolences to

BARRETT, Harry E. Jr. 68, of Clearwater, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010. He was born Oct. 23, 1941 in Manning, SC. Harry was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church where he also served as an usher. He belonged to AWANA Organization (non-profit religions organization). Harry loved watching NASCAR and football. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Betty; 5 children, Rodney, Keith, Dale, Jared and Deanna; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his mother, Mary; brother, Randolph; sisters, Ann and Carolyn. There will be a Celebration of His Life 6:30 pm Monday, July 12 at Crossroads Baptist Church in Clearwater Rev. David Madasz will officiate. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

BEASLEY, William L. 77, of New Port Richey, died June 27, 2010. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survived by wife, Phyllis; sons, Michael & Woody; 4 grands. Michels & Lundquist

BELSKY, Irving 78 of Clearwater died Sunday June 27, 2010. He was born in Detroit, MI. He was a member of Temple Ahavat Shalom. He served in the Navy. Survived by his wife Sondra; children, Marc (Sandy) Belsky, Andrew (Janet) Belsky; Robin (Leonard) Jacobson; Mark Leslie) Goodman; Stuart (Elaine) Goodman; Mindee (Michael) Zack; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson; brother, Arnold Blesky. Services Tuesday June 29, 2010 at 2 pm at Temple Ahavat Shalom. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992

BIMEON, Reyes 86, of Land O'Lakes, passed away June 27, 2010. Funeral Mass 10 am June 30 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 6-8 pm June 29 at Loyless Funeral Home.

BURDEN, Ruth M. 96, of Hernando Beach, passed away June 27, 2010, at HPH Hospice Care Center. Ruth moved to Florida 60 years ago from Huron, OH. She is an Honorary Member of the Pinellas Seminole Womens Club where she served as Chaplain and also on the Scholarship Fund Committee. A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, July 10th at First Baptist Church of Hernando Beach at 11 am. Ruth is survived by daughter Sue & Robert Koons; 3 granchildren Deborah Binkiewicz, Robert and Kenneth Koons; 3 great-grandchildren Amanda and Frankie Binkiewicz, Morgan Koons; 1 great-great-grandchild Savannah Hager. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HPH Hospice Care Center, First Baptist Church of Hernando Beach or Pinellas Seminole Womens' Club. Downing Funeral Home & Cremation Services 352-684-5334

BURRIS, Eleesa Rayne Infant daughter of William & Jessica Burris died June 26, 2010. Graveside service Tuesday, Brooksville Cemetery at 4 pm. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991

CAVANAUGH, David Charles, 52, of Plant City, passed away Friday, June 4, 2010. David was born Sept. 25, 1957 in Hartford City, IN to Clifford W. and Irene (Overmyer) Cavanaugh. Before his death, David was an upholster in the furniture care industry. David was a great and loving father and grandfather "Papa." He was a faithful husband of twenty- two years. He loved and cared for his family through the rough times as well as the easy times. No matter what, he was always there. He loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed attending church and watching football, He especially liked his home football team, the Indianapolis Colts. His hobbies were putting toy models together and painting little army men. Additionally, loved to work but when he started getting sick he could not work anymore. Then he became "Mr. Mom," doing his work at home. He is survived by his wife, Freda; children, Jefferson D. "J.D." fiancee, Heather Blanton and Jessica D. and fiance, Kevin Moody, and Rebecca L. and husband, Matthew Conner; granchildren, EmmaLou Cavanaugh, Lucas Cavanaugh, Kurtis Conner and Valorie Moody; brothers, Lloyd "Butch" Cavanaugh and Robert Cavanaugh; many other family members and friends. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

CHIOVITTI, Rebecca M. 74, of Palm Harbor, died June 27, 2010 at Brooksside Hospice. Born in Scotland in 1935. She is survived by a daughter, Juanita Edwards of Somerset, TX. Int'l Casket & Urn FH

CORRENTE, Angela M. 91, of Palm Harbor, passed away June 26, 2010. She is survived by her loving children, Thomas, Diane & Donna; 5 grandchildren & 6 great-grands. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Angela's name to the Mease Dunedin Hospital Auxiliary Dept. Curlew Hills F.H. 727-789-2000

DERACLEO, Frances 85, of Lecanto, died June 18, 2010. Survived by daughter, Gina Deracleo; granddaughter Tiffany Segal; great-grandchildren Bianca & Dylan. Faupel Funeral Home 849-9964

EBERHARDT, Willis George 92, of Sun City Center, entered into rest June 25, 2010. Willis, known by all as Bill, was educated at Chillicothe Business College in Missouri, The University of Iowa, The University of Colorado and finished his studies at Benjamin Franklin University in Wash ington DC. He served as a Pilot in the United States Navy. Bill had a long and established career at IBM for 34 years and was a very proud salesman who always strived to meet and exceed his quota. Activities he enjoyed were woodworking, fishing, the square dancing club and traveling around the world with his wife. His most noted trips were to: England, South Africa, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. Bill was also very proud of being a volunteer for the Sun City Center Emergency Squad and the Lawn Bowling Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Eberhardt and Emma Weyhrich Eberhardt; brothers, Leeroy Eberhardt and Donald Eberhardt and sister, Irene King. He is survived by his loving devoted wife, Eleanor Smith Eberhardt; daughter, Linda E. Bireley and her husband, Richard; son, Dale Eberhardt and his wife, Brenda; two grandchildren and an extended loving family and friends. Bill was very much loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Funeral Service will be held 10 am, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 with visitation thirty minutes prior at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. Entombment will immediately follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Bill's honor to The Sun City Center Emergency Squad or The Lawn Bowling Association. Condolences may be offered at

ELLISON, Virginia 69, of New Port Richey, died June 26, 2010. Survived by dear friends, Dawn, Lance, Dwanda, Marie, Nicole, Daniel, and Ashley. Visit

GOIAS WEIDLEY, Gloria 64, of New Port Richey, died June 26. Survived by husband, Robert; children, Victoria, Natlie, Tracey & Stephen; 10 grands; 4 sisters. Dobies FH/Congress Chapel

HARRIS, Judith L. 53, of Brooksville, passed away June 27, 2010. Survived by mother Virginia; husband Ronald; 2 brothers James & Douglas. Downing Funeral Home & Cremation Services

HASTIE, Charles Ellsworth born December 13, 1927 in Pittston, PA, died unexpectedly Monday morning, June 21st, in Tampa. Predeceased by his daughter Ginny Hastie-Chambers and son Charles Hastie he is survived by his wife Dolores (nee, Mullins); and daughters, Mary Johnson ( Peter), and Patricia Hastie; grandchildren, Peter Johnson ( Nicole), Timothy Johnson, Rebecca Lane, Tricia Johnson, and Mason Lane; and great-grandfather of Madeleine Johnson. Chic was an uproariously funny and caring man with a great love for animals and a penchant for economics. He will be dearly missed.

HERMANSEN, Genevieve V. 89, of Spring Hill, passed away June 26, 2010. She is survived by one daughter, Valerie. Morgan Funeral Home 727-847-3999

HOEPFNER, Marian Sue 74, died June 27, Survived by husband, Dietrich, 2 daughters 4 sons, 2 sisters, 1 brother, 20 grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

HOFFMAN, Susan F. 54, of Spring Hill, passed away June 25, 2010, unexpectedly. She is survived by mother Caroline; husband Daniel Sr.; son Daniel Jr.; brother Gerald; 3 sisters Vicki, Denise & Lorrie; 2 grandchildren. Susan loved to spend time with her family & friends. There will be a Memorial Gathering Thursday, July 1, from 6-8 pm at the funeral home chapel. Downing Funeral Home 684-5334

IMES, Mark S. 44, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, June 26, 2010. He is survived by his wife Brenda Meglan Imes; brothers Bobby and Rick and a loving family. ALifeTribute-Gulfport

KEHRER, Mary F. (Kardash) 91, of Castlewood Drive, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010 after a short illness. Born in Keene, NH, on Sept. 19, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Paul Krasnopolski and Pauline (Danielievick) Krasnopolska. For a time Mary worked at the Cohoes Manufacturing Company; a homemaker most of her life she later worked for and retired from General Electric Company in Schenectady, NY. Mary enjoyed music, cards, sewing and volunteering for organizations while in retirement. She was a member of the Pulaski Club and St. Vincent de Paul Church, Holiday. She was a wonderful, loving and entertaining mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; GG will be greatly missed. She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, William E. Kardash, in Oct., 1982 and Arthur "Bud" Kehrer, 1998. She was also predeceased by brothers, Senion (Sam), Paul, Thomas, Martin, James and Peter Krasnopolski. Mary is survived by her sisters, Eleanor Pelletier and Frances Worthington of Cohoes, NY. She is also survived by daughters, Anna (Joe) Miles-Reich, Summerfield, FL, Pauline (Ron) Battaglia, Schenectady, NY, Janet Chepulis, Middlegrove, NY and son, William E. (Carol) Kardash, Dagsboro, DE, as well as, 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Calling Hours will be held on Wednesday Morning, June 30, 2010 at 11 am-12 noon, at North Meadowlawn Funeral Home, 4244 Madison St., New Port Richey, FL 34652, (727) 849-9281. Followed, at 1 pm, by a mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Dr Holiday, FL 34690. Internment will be at North Meadowlawn Cemetery, New Port Richey, FL.

KELLAM, Frances Winona 81, of Tampa, passed away June 25, 2010. Francis was known to her family and friends as "Winona". Frances was born on Aug. 7, 1928 in San Diego, CA to Christopher and Gilla (Lee) Comos. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Harvey. Winona is survived by 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. She was a homemaker and will be missed by her loving family and friends. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

LESTER, August L. "Les" or "Al" of Seminole, embarked on his final flight June 24, 2010. He was born in Marma-duke, AR and moved to Florida in 1956. Les enjoyed diving, boating and camping. Later in life, he obtained his pilot's license along with his wife Judy and they spent many happy hours flying to various destinations. Les' career included ten years at Goodyear Rubber Products and then he joined R.R. Webb Spraying Service; developing the Lawn Department. He is survived by his loving wife Judy; one son, Robert J. Lester; four daughters, Mary Brown, Sharon Barnes, Barbara Crosley and Joann Slack; several grand, great, and great-great-grand-children; nieces, nephews; close family friend Craig Gostlin; and his beloved dog Pepper. At Mr. Lester's request, services will be private. Memorial contri-butions may be made to Suncoast Hospice or to The SPCA of Tampa Bay.

LEVIN, Kenneth E. Visitation 2-3 pm, service 3pm today, Cong. Beth Shalom, 1325 S. Belcher Rd Clearwater Guestbook @ David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911

LEVINE, Philip of Spring Hill, formerly a long-term resident of Natick, MA and Wells, ME, peacefully passed away at the age of 90 on June 26 surrounded by his family. Phil is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Polly Levine; his children, Barbara Levine and David Levine and David's wife, Christine Kirk; grandchildren, Joshua Levine and Major Seth Levine, U.S. Army, and Seth's wife, Christy; and his great-grandson, Jakob. He is predeceased by his daughter, Debra Levine. Also survived by a myriad of friends and admirers, those still with us and those who are now memories, but all of whom were drawn to Phil's strength, loyalty, and unbounded willingness to help those who needed it. Phil joined the Army Air Corps, predecessor to the U.S. Air Force, and served as Chief Technical Sergeant at MacDill and the training base in Lake Charles, LA during WWII. After retirement to Florida, Phil continued his role supporting law enforcement with the local Sheriff's office and played a key role in creation of Temple Beth David in Spring Hill including participation in a significant amount of the necessary fund raising. He took advantage of the many years left to him to travel and build more friendships. He also continued his long participation with the Masons and The Shriners including receiving recognition on the 50th anniversary of his affiliation. He will be greatly missed.

McCABE, Ann M. 79, Crystal River, passed away on June 23, 2010. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 am, today, June 29, at St. Scholastica Catholic Chruch in Lecanto. Brown Funeral Home

McINTOSH, James E. 93, of Tampa, passed away on June 25, 2010. He was a wonderful father, husband, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Florence; his son, Jon and wife, Sandy; brothers, Donald and Robert; sisters, Sarah and Helen; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Jerry; brother, Tommy; sisters, Martha, Eleanor, Cappy, Ruthie, and Marilyn. He proudly served his country in the Army during WWII. We will love and miss him forever. A service will be held 2 pm, Friday, July 2, 2010 at Stowers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Morris Bridge Adult Care, 10233 Morris Bridge Road, Tampa, FL 33637.

MICHAEL, Howard Daniel 60, of Tampa, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010. He was born June 20, 1950 in Reading, PA. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

MILLER Leo Andrew Resident of Port Richey, formerly of Darby, PA. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marie Howard Miller. He was the brother of the late James Miller. Also survived by 3 sons, Gerald Miller of NC, Glenn Miller of TX & John Miller of San Diego; 4 daughters Christine Farr of Lancaster, PA, Janice Miller Lion of Lansdowne, PA, Kim Miller of Mt. Airy, PA & Leanne Loos of Port Richey; 10 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren. Leo enjoyed cooking, billiards, fishing & crabbing with family & friends at the Jersey Shore. He was a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. He retired from sales in the late '70's after working for the Sun Life Insurance Co. over ten years. Services: Spartan Manor at 1pm Wed., June 30, 2010.

MILLER, Barbara A. 67, of Clearwater, died June 26, 2010. Survived by daughterm Melissa Bonds; sister, Louise Descoteaux. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2340

MONTAGUE, William A. 89, of St. Petersburg, died June 27, at Hospice House Woodside. He is survived by a loving family. For complete obit & ceremony info, visit

MOROE, Nicolae 70, of Hudson, died June 26. Moved to Hudson in 1995. Survived by wife, Gabriela. Grace Memorial Funeral Home 727-863-5471

MORSE, Tory N. 35, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, June 25, 2010. Born in St. Petersburg, he was a graduate of St. Pete High, a Navy veteran, an Associate at Publix Supermarket. He attended St. Mark M.B. Church. He is survived by his loving family, his mother Anetia Inmon Blackwell; 1 brother, Chez Blackwell; 1 sister, Brandi Morse; maternal grandmother, Doris Jackson; paternal grandmother Cora Talbert; 2 aunts, Sandra Patterson and Lillian Freeney; 3 uncles, Ronald & Donald Morse, Sidney Crumbs; 1 niece, Alea Williams; 1 nephew, Judah Blackwell; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 3 pm at McRae Chapel. Visitation 1-2 pm before service time. "A McRae Service"

MOYSE, Michael David 54, of Inglis, died June 25. Visitation, 2-5 pm with service at 4 pm on June 30 at Turner Funeral Homes, 14360 Spring Hill Dr, Spring Hill 352-796-9661

NOBLE, Dana Clifford 70, of Brooksville, died on Sunday, June 27, 2010, at his residence. Survived by his loving family and friends. Turner F.H. 352-796-3588

OSTERHOUT, Michael D. born in Chicago, IL. Sept. 14, 1948, to the parents of Sidney and Imogene Osterhout. Michael passed away June 26, 2010. He is survived by his wife Marsha; daughter Sidney; mother Imogene and sisters Carole and Alice Glickman. He was preceded in death by his father and brother Stephen. Michael was raised in Tampa and graduated from H.B. Plant High School in 1966. He received his B.A. from Mercer University where he was President of Sigma Nu and his MBA from USF. Mike proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, after which he started his radio career with WDAE in Tampa. He then moved to Q 105, assuming the position of General Manager and eventually became owner. At the time of his death, Mike was the C.O.O. of Morris Communications, Augusta, GA, where he was responsible for both national and international operations. Among the many organizations, Mike was a member of Young Presidents Organization and served in a leadership role on numerous civic and broadcasting boards. He was also instrumental in the redesign of the Lowry Park Zoo. The family will receive friends from 11 am until service time at 12 Noon Thurs. July 1st at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to The Humane Society or The American Cancer Society. Please sign the online guestbook at

PARENTEAU, Phillippe Andre Jr. 77, of St. Petersburg, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at Bay Pines VA Health Care System. He came here in 2003, from his native Woonsocket, RI. He was a United States Army Korean veteran and was Roman Catholic and a member of St. Ann's Church of Woonsocket. He was a meat cutter at Almack's Inc. for 38 years in RI. He is survived by wife of 25 years Barbara T. Parenteau, St. Petersburg; stepdaughters Theresa Sevigny, Janet Latille, both of North Smithfield, RI; brothers Joseph Parenteau, Woonsocket, RI, Rene Parenteau, Raymond Parenteau both of Glastonbury, CT and grandchildren Robert Sevigny, Woonsocket, RI, Amanda Latille, Andrew Latille both of North Smithfield, RI. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook @ Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home Tyrone Chapel 727-347-6636

PARRELLA-DURR, Rose M. 82, of Spring Hill, died June 26, 2010. Visitation will take place 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.

POTASH, John A. 82, of Clearwater, passed away June 26. He is survived by his loving sister, Emily. John will be deeply missed by all who knew & loved him. Curlew Hills F.H. 727-789-2000

RAIRIGH, Geoffrey 45, of Tampa, passed away June 26, 2010. He is survived by his parents, Eunice and Richard Rairigh of Dunedin; children, Richard & Mary Rairigh; brother, Richard Rairigh of Johnson City, TN; sisters, Debera Hancock of Delray Beach, and Cynthia Franck of Coatesville, PA. He will be remembered with love and appreciated for the joy he brought to many. We will miss you Jeff. There will be a graveside service at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens July 10th at 11 am. Arrangements entrusted to: Curlew Hills F.H. 789-2000

SAMEC, Ellen M. 62, died June 24. Survived by husband, Fred; children: Brian, Brandon & Andrea Leiseca; mother: Vera; sisters: Barbara & Peggy; 2 grands. Merritt Funeral Home

SHELL, Edna W. 84, of Dunedin, died Sunday, June 27, 2010. She is survived by a loving family. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439

SINKHORN, Dorothy Lee 90 of Safety Harbor passed away Friday June 25, 2010. She was born on July 21, 1919 in Morgantown, WV. She resided in Columbus, OH since 1950 and moved to Safety Harbor in 1998. Her memberships include, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #0238 of Safety Harbor, Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars @ 10093 of Safety Harbor, Women of the Moose Chapter #2303 and the New Comers Club of Greater Dunedin. She is survived by her husband, Paul; son, Dota Brown and wife LeAnn of Safety Harbor; daughter, Sheila Gaynor and husband, Frank of Las Vegas, NV; stepson, Walter Sinkhorn of Tampa; stepdaughter, Sandy George of Dayton, OH; grandchildren, Vicki Schleich, Ronald Brown, Jim Brown, Sandy Heckler, Christina Dennis, Stephen Severance and Laura Severance; 7 great- grandchildren and 3 great- great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday July 1, 2010 at 3 pm at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at the Sylvan Abbey Peacefield Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992 Sylvan

SMITH, Warren Jr. 91, died June 26, 2010. Visitation on Mariner Blvd., Tuesday, June 29, 2-4 and 6-8, 7 pm funeral service.

STENSTROM, John A. 88, passed away on June 26, 2010. He was born in New York, NY and graduated from Stuyvesant High School and City College of New York with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Degree. John served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946 as the Sergeant Major of Personnel in the Chemical Warfare Service at Edgewood Arsenal, MD. He worked for Union Carbide Corporation at Bound Brook, NJ for 41 years, where he co-invented Impact Polystyrene Plastics. He moved to Florida in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Long, and cousins in Sweden, Nova Scotia, and Pennsylvania. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater

STORACE, Mary A. 82, of Holiday, died June 28. She is survived by a son, Duane; daughter, Melita Acevedo and brother, Vito Basile; 4 grandchildren. Morgan FH 727-847-3999

SYKES-FREE, Adela 81, of Clearwater, went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 21, 2010. She is preceded in death by her grandson Johnathan Weidemeyer, and is survived by her husband Donald J. Sykes-Free; her sister Beatriz Cigliutii; her daughters, Liz Chapin, and Jennifer Littlejohn and husband Brian Littlejohn; four grandchildren Carleton Weidemeyer, Megan Littlejohn, Christina Chapin and Alex Chapin. Services will be held Thursday, June 1, 2010, at 1 pm at St. Catherines of Seina 1955 S. Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33764.

WEESE, Hobert "Toby" 81, of St. Petersburg, died June 24, 2010. Survived by wife, 2 children, 1 granddaughter, 1 great-grandson. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2340

WILBOURN, Walter B. Jr. 85, of Apollo Beach, passed away June 26, 2010 following a lengthy illness. He was born June 18, 1925 in Memphis, TN. Walt served in the U.S. Navy in the European/African Theatre, WWII. He retired from Chevron/Standard Oil after 38 years. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Laura. He is survived by daughter, Barbara Spivey of Springhill; sons, Scot of Tallahassee and Tom of Brandon; his companion Nadine; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held 6-8 pm Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home 2323 West Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL 33511. Funeral service is 9 am Friday, July 2, 2010 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. Internment will immediately follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens. Flowers will be accepted. However, those who wish may donate to the H. Lee Mofitt Cancer Center and Research Institute 12902 Magnolia Dr. Tampa, FL 33612 in memory of Walter Wilbourn. Condolences may be offered at

WILSON, Evelyn 83, of Riverview, passed away June 22, 2010. Evelyn was born on Aug. 3, 1926 in Boston, MA to George E. and Mary Gertrude Quigley, Sr. She is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas H. Wilson; parents, George E. and Mary Gertrude Quigley. Evelyn is survived by her children, Sage Caruana, Bella Vargas and Cy Vargas; grandchildren, Melissa Lewis, Rachel Lopez, Abram Zies, Erica Mora, Charmaine and Colette Radcliffe; great-grandchildren, Ashlee, Brittany, Cheyeanne and Megan Pawlson, Mikaela Robertson and Ethan Zies; brother, George E. Quigley, Jr. (Boston, MA) and sister, Patricia Russell (Marlboro, MA.). Our beloved Mrs. Evelyn G. Wilson made her final voyage on June 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm to join her late husband, Douglas H. Wilson. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and a friend to all who had the fortune to meet her. She never met anyone who wasn't a friend. As a Christian she devoted her life to God and others in need. She helped people to find the Lord, which is where she found her comfort and happiness. Playing the organ and piano at church and for her family brought her great joy. Her love of animals and caring form them led her to actively donate to SPCA, PETA and the Wildlife foundation. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

WOODSIDE, Byron J. Jr. "BJ" age 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

ZACHARKAN, John Paul 68, of Spring Hill, passed away on June 24, 2010, under the loving care of his family and Hospice. He is survived by his wife Janice Solt Zacharkan, children, John and Ronald of Edison, NJ, Donald of Afton NY, Tracy Nemeth of East Brunswick, NJ, Julie Schneider of Piscataway, NJ, and 7 grandchildren. He was a member of Locals 517 FLA and 156 NJ., Volunteer Fireman at Summit Engine Co., South River, Scout Leader Troop 75 South River NJ. Member of Hernando Bocce Club, Manasquan Fishing Club, and Spring Hill Fishing Club. Cremation service will be private. The family wishes to thank all the people at Hospice House, Brooksville for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers make memorial contributions to HPH Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667.