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ALDRIDGE, Elaine 69 of Brooksville passed away on June 29, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Norris and many loving family and friends. Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991

ARAGON, Patricia Madeline 90, passed on June 25, 2010. She is survived by children Stephen Joseph of Winston-Salem, NC, Patricia Lynn, of Bradenton, and Gregory DeWitt Aragon, of Largo; her grandchildren Bethany, Fayetteville, NC Broughton, Portland, OR. Visitation at Moss Feaster, Largo 4-6 pm, service 6 pm, 727-562-2080.

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

BROWN, Warner died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the age of 88, at the Toni and Trish House in Auburn, MI. Born in Detroit, he served in the Navy in WWII on the USS Eaton. He married Virginia R. Brown in 1944 and moved to Bay City in 1948, where they raised a family of five rambunctious children. Warner and his family enjoyed water-skiing on the Saginaw River on most summer weekends, and annual vacations on West Twin Lake in Lewiston. Warner and Virginia loved pike fishing, dancing, and traveling together. For 23 years, Warner served as a court reporter in Bay City. In 1971, they moved to Plantation, FL, where they lived until retiring in 1987 to Hudson. Following the death of his beloved Virginia in 2003, Warner lived with his children in Florida, California, Washington, and Michigan. He settled in Midland, MI in 2008 at Washington Woods, an independent living complex. Warner enjoyed a lifetime of golf and tennis, and continued to play well into his 80's. He was a devoted Tigers fan, loved football and hockey, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends in Michigan and Florida. Warner is survived by his two sons, Lawrence C. Brown and Stephen W. Brown, of Deerfield Beach; three daughters, Cassandra M. Foley of Midland, MI, Rhonda M. Brown of Mount Lake Terrace, WA, Leslie K. Brown, of Truckee, CA; and nine grandchildren. His family would like to thank the Critical Care staff, nurses, and hospice program staff at MidMidland Medical Center for their compassionate care of our father. We would also like to express our gratitude to the many wonderful volunteers at the Toni and Trish House. What a gift they've given us. Donations in Warner's memory may be made to the Toni and Trish House, PO Box 125, Auburn, MI 48611-0125, or the hospice program in your community. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

CARTIER, Leo "Lee" 89 of Holiday, died June 28. Survivors include wife Sally M.; son Kevin R. of Hawaii; and 2 granddaughters. Dobies F.H. - Holiday Chapel

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

CONEY, Theresa M. Jesus called Theresa (Colo) Coney home on June 28, 2010. She was born in Florestine (Blacklack), NY on Dec. 28, 1930 to Thomas Colo & Lena (Bassney) Colo and married her late husband, Emmitt R. Coney in 1950. She worked for Monticello Greenhouses in NY for over 30 years. She moved to Hudson in 1987, where she leaves behind two sons, Emmitt E. Coney of Hudson & Jerry Coney (Gail) of Hartsville, TN; a daughter, Marian Parks Dolan (Patrick) of Blooming-burg, NY; grandchildren, Richard, Tricia, Jerrod, Zack & Rachael; three sisters, Margaret Edelman (Walt) of Hudson, Mary Messenger (Claude) of Old Town, FL & Lillian Coney (John Maston) of Wurtsboro, NY & several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother & father, brothers William, Ralph & Charles Colo, sisters Katherine Hector & Christina Kiefer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 10 at 11am at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel, NY. Memorial donations can be made to CARES, 7505 Rottingham Road, Port Richey, FL 34668, Attn: Bill Acrige or HPH Hospice.

COTTRELL, Susan Marie 54, of St. Petersburg, died June 25, 2010. Daughter of John and the late Ella M. Berra of MA; mother of Nicole M. Cottrell of CT; survived also by four siblings of MA.

FETTINGER, G. Jay 74, of Seminole, died Monday, June 28, 2010. He is survived by a loving family. Service will be 11 am on Friday, July 2nd at the funeral home. Reese Funeral Home 391-9954

GORG, Walter E. Jr. 91, of Largo, passed June 28, 2010, at Largo Medical Center. A WWII Army veteran, he served in the Armored Division. A retired safety engineer, he was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. Survived by his wife Clara; son Dennis and daughter-in-law Lea Gorg; step daughter Judith Elaine Castillo; grandsons Walter E. Gorg III and Dennis W. Gorg Jr.; granddaughter Molly McGowan; brother Wesley and sister-in-law Jane Gorg and Leo and Frieda Maack, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, and predeceased by his son, Michael Gorg. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Christ the King. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society. Mohn Funeral Home - Seminole

GOTTLIEB, Martin Survived by 3 children; 5 grands; 3 great-grands. Services were in Ohio. Donations to Cong. Beth Tikvah P.O. Box 81, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. Shapiro FH 440-498-1993

GRUKA, Timothy Michael 46, of St. Petersburg, passed away on June 25th at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Sandy and his son, Logan. ALifeTribute-Largo 559-7793

HARDY, Clark H. 91, of Hudson, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2010. Survived by wife, Delphine; son, David; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. National Cremation & Burial Society

HEABLER, Harvey 88, New Port Richey, died June 27, 2010. Memorial Service 2 pm, June 30, 2010 Community Congregational Church 6533 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey. Survived by Arlene Heabler, wife; Ron Heabler, son; Linda & Chris Elling, daughter and son in-law, Helen Bottle; sister. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to HPH Hospice.

HEHN, Michael C. passed away June 22, 2010. He was a kind man and loving husband with a remarkable sense of humor. His wife and family will carry him in their hearts always. Merritt F.H.

HOY, Janet 70, of Hudson, died June 25, 2010. Survived by 3 children, John, Dawn & Stacey; many grandchildren. Dobies FH/Congress Chapel

HUMMEL, Helen G. 97, of Clearwater, passed away peacefully June 28, 2010, at Becket Lake Lodge in Clearwater. She was born in Van Wert, OH, in 1913 and lived there with her parents, Florence and Delmar Gamble, until her marriage to Ralph Hummel in 1938. Helen moved to St. Petersburg, in 1954 and finally to On Top of the World, Clearwater, in 1993. Helen was an excellent seamstress and loved designing and making most of her family's wardrobe, as well as her own. She served the community for over 10 years doing volunteer work at Neighborly Senior Services and was awarded for her service in 1991, when she was named volunteer of the year. Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her daughter Janice, and son-in-law, Michael Patteson of Oakland, Maryland; her grandchildren, Leah and Curtis Patteson of Anchorage, AK, and Cheryl and Joshua Stidd of Garner, NC; and her great-grandsons, James and Daniel Patteson and Michael Stidd. Private services will be held at a later date. The family requests that all donations in Helen's memory be made to Hospice of the Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33760.

JACKSON, Naomi Grace infant daughter of Shayla Brown and Kalen Jackson, passed away June 24, 2010. For service details please visit

JONES, Richard Lee 79, passed away June 27, 2010. Survived by wife, Freda; children Richard, Barbara and Christine. See complete obit at R. Lee Williams & Son 527-1177

JURKOVICH, Peter 92, of New Port Richey, died June 27. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. Survived by wife, Camille; children, John Cozzolino, Jayne Drusch, Mari Hawley. Michels & Lundquist FH

LAKE, Vara F. (Miller) of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 following a short illness. Although Vara was born in Malta MT Aug. 8, 1916, where her family had a homestead, she spent her formative years and much of her adult life in Battle Creek MI. While working at United Steel & Wire in the late thirties, she met and married Edward E. Lake. For the first three decades of their long marriage, Vara and Ed shared life with a close group of friends and family-vacationing, celebrating holidays with multi-family picnics and get-togethers, playing cards and bridge. For 20 years following Ed's retirement, they traveled the U.S., resettled in Florida, but continued their extended visits with family and friends for many years. Following Ed's death in 1994, Vara found new adventures with daughters, Kathy Johnson and Anita James (both also of St. Petersburg). In the last 16 years of her life, still enjoying the good health that blessed her throughout her years, Vara charmed new generations of friends and acquaintances with her spirit and wit. That spirit lives on in her daughters; and also in her grandchildren, Michelle Brownell of Sorrento, FL, Sean Crabtree and Blair Crabtree; and in her great-grandchildren, Seth and Maci Crabtree, all of Kalamazoo, MI. Final arrangements by the National Cremation Society.

LANGLEY, Carl 72, of Brooksville (Brookridge Community), died June 26, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn and loving family. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991

LANGLEY, Wallace "Buddy" 59, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, June 18th at Bay Pines Hospital. Born in Ft. Benning, GA, he served in the U.S. Marines; two tours in Vietnam and a three time Purple Heart recipient. He is survived by a son and two daughters, Ryan, Missy and Tara; a brother and two sisters, John, Cindy and Linda; two grandchildren and a large circle of friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Bay Pines Cemetery on July 10th at noon. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, make donations to Bay Pines VA Hospice, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, FL 33744.

LANGSTAFF, David A. "Captain Bosco", 58 of St. Petersburg, U.S. Navy veteran, died June 27, 2010. To sign guestbook visit Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202

LEMMERMAN, Nathan 77, of Palm Harbor U.S. Navy veteran, died June 26, 2010. To sign guestbook visit Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202

LEON, Bruce F. of St. Petersburg, died June 28, 2010 at Hospice House Woodside. Born Dec. 13, 1942 he was 67 Survived by: wife, Mary; 2 daughters; 3 sons; and 12 grandchildren.

LIGHTFOOT, Rev. Roy C. Jr. 66, of St. Petersburg, was received into the presence of God, June 26, 2010, born in Jack sonville, FL, he came to St. Petersburg in 1972. He was a 1962 graduate of Forrest High School and 1972 graduate of Florida State University. Roy was a United States Navy veteran, a 30 year Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputy and an ordained Episcopal Deacon who served at St. Bede's Church. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Allyson Denise. Roy is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Sandye Edmonds Lightfoot; parents, Roy Sr. and Mildred Lightfoot; siblings, Dianne Breitmoser (Richard), Robert Lightfoot (Carol); children Brian (Brenda), Ian (Amy) and Megan(Joe); sisters-in-law Deedee and Aimee; blessed by eight grandchildren; & many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held 7pm on Friday, July 2nd at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook at

MATES, Mary Ellen 95, of Palm Harbor, passed away June 15, 2010. "ME" was an avid golfer, horseback rider, AXD soro member & NW Univ grad. Services at St. Andrews Church Dunedin TBA.

McCARTY, Marguerite C. 88, of Seven Springs, New Port Richey, passed away June 28. She is survived by her son, William Jr.; daughters, Virginia Martin & Janet Welch; 7 grandchildren; & 15 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held on July 6 at St. Thomas Aquanias Church in New Port Richey at 10:30 am. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery. Michels & Lundquist FH

McCULLOUGH, Ashton Ni'Brae Infant son of Ashley McCullough of St. Petersburg, died Friday, June 25, 2010, at Bayfront Medical Center. He is survived by a loving family. ALifeTribute-Gulfport

MELLEM, Kenneth L. age 66, of Eden Prairie, MN and Largo, died June 26, in Edina, MN after a short illness following complications from Leukemia therapy. Ken was born March 17, 1944, in Grand Forks, ND; son of the late Walter and Esther Mellem. Ken spent his business career in the computer industry in marketing and management at Control Data Corp for 23 years. Ken had a long association with the University of North Dakota. He received a BSBA degree from the College of Business and Public Administration in 1966 and later a MS in 1968. Ken suggested and participated in the development of several new programs during his association with the College of Business & Public Administration, particularly the Executive in Residence at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology where he taught a course for each of the last 8 years, and the annual Mellem Business Symposium held on the UND Campus. The symposium was designed in honor of Ken and his wife JoAnn by his good friend J.R. Kirkland. Ken served three terms on the COBPA Advisory Council and was offered emeritus status for his many contributions to the college. Currently he was serving on the Board of Directors for the UND Alumni Association and Foundation. Ken was an avid golfer, hunter, and skier. He was a long-time member of the Edina Country Club and the Bayou Club in FL where he is the current club champion. He will be greatly missed by his family, students, faculty, and business associates. Ken is survived by wife JoAnn; son Steven; daughter Suzanne (Drew) Bergstrom; grandson Evan; and brother Jim (Kendall) Mellem. Memorials preferred to the UND Foundation, Mellem Business Symposium. Funeral 11 am, Wednesday at Shepherd of the Hills, 500 Blake Rd., Hopkins, MN. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

MERCER, James D. 88, of Chiefland, passed away June 26, 2010. He is survived by wife, Lily; 10 children and a loving family. Services were Tuesday. Online condolences

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

MONTGOMERY, Emma 92, resident of St. Petersburg, passed away June 27. She came here from Philadelpha, PA with husband John F. Montgomery (deceased) and their children, in 1955. Emma, an active member of Clearview United Methodist Church for 35 years was in the choir and in charge of the kitchen for church activities. She is survived by her daughters Carole Sharman and Sheila Hanes (St. Pete Beach) and son, Donald Montgomery and his wife Beverly (Brooksville); 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a brother, Grover Simpson and his wife Kay (Philadelphia). A memorial service will be held at her church on Thursday, July 1, at 1:30 pm with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Clearview United Methodist Church or Hospice of Citrus Co. Inc. P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464.

MONTGOMERY, Emma 92, resident of St. Petersburg, passed away June 27. She came here from Philadelpha, PA with husband John F. Montgomery (deceased) and their children, in 1955. Emma, an active member of Clearview United Methodist Church for 35 years was in the choir and in charge of the kitchen for church activities. She is survived by her daughters Carole Sharman and Sheila Hanes (St. Pete Beach) and son, Donald Montgomery and his wife Beverly (Brooksville); 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a brother, Grover Simpson and his wife Kay (Philadelphia). A memorial service will be held at her church on Thursday, July 1, at 1:30 pm with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Clearview United Methodist Church or Hospice of Citrus Co. Inc. P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464.

MORTON, Arnold 73, of Riverview, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010. Survivors include his 2 sons, one daughter and other loving family. Arrangements by Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.

MURPHY, Neil J. of Port Richey, age 90, passed away June 24, 2010. Born in Bayonne, NJ, he retired in 1992, from the Allen Bradley Corporation, Milwaukee, WI, where he was employed for 34 years and moved to Florida the same year. He was a Greenland Patrol survivor, Coast Guard Combat veteran of World War II and a life-time member of the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife Germaine; a daughter Judith; son-in-law Warren Todd; two grandchildren, Laura (Lou) and Joseph (Helena) and four great-grandchildren, Zachary, Clarice, Camryn and Carissa.

NIELSEN, Gladys Mattesen, "Glad" passed away on Monday, June 28, 2010, at Tampa General Hospital where she was admitted after suffering a stroke. She had been living in Brandon, since 2008 and celebrated her 90th birthday in May. Gladys graduated in 1937 with honors from Manchester High School in Manchester, CT. She married at Manchester Center Congregational Church on Aug 1, 1942, and moved to Westbrook, CT that same year. Gladys served the Town of Westbrook in various capacities, such as the board of Public Health, Westbrook High School building committee, and Girl Scout leader. In 1982, she retired proudly after 30 years as tax collector. Gladys is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Nielsen of Brandon; daughter, Janet N. Wedlock (Preston J. Whetstone) of Valrico; granddaughters, Sara N. Wedlock of Tampa, and Stina C. Wedlock (Kevin Grau) of Indianapolis, IN; and great-grandchildren, Madelyn Audrey Grau and Nielsen Benedict Grau of Indianapolis, Ind. Gladys is also survived by niece, Sally D. Wilcox of Killingworth, CT; a younger sister, Bernice M. Cox of Manchester, CT; niece Shirley C. McBride of Manchester, CT; nephew, Ernest A. Cox of North Hollywood, CA; and niece, Sandra W. Haun of Somers, CT. Gladys was predeceased by her older sister, Olive M. Hawley of Phoenix, AZ. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm, Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Apostles Lutheran Church in Brandon. In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to Westbrook Public Library, 61 Goodspeed Drive, Westbrook, CT 06498. "Pleasure and action make the hours seem short" (Shakespeare, Othello, Act 2, Scene 3). Stowers-Brandon 813-689-1211

OVERCASH, Robert 66, passed away on Saturday June 26, 2010 in Gainesville, GA after a sudden illness. Bob lived in Eastanollee, GA for the past twenty years. He was born Oct. 1, 1943 in Dunedin. After graduating from Dunedin High School, Bob joined the Navy and served aboard an aircraft carrier during the war in Vietnam. He is survived by his brother, William; his sister-in-law, Paulma of Cartersville, GA.; two nephews; and a niece. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8. Memorial services will be held at the Dunedin Cemetery on Friday July 2 at 11. Friends are welcome. Moss Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel,

PENCE, Larry D. 62, passed away June 25th 2010, from a sudden heart attack. He lived his last days enjoying life, spending time with his wife, family and friends, golfing, and a wonderful father's day just days before. Larry was born April 1, 1948, in Cincinnati, OH, to William and Nova Pence. After school, he began his long and distinguished career in sales, influencing all he came in contact with personally and professionally. In 1968, he moved to Florida, calling St. Petersburg home. Larry's life seems way too short for the most optimistic man, who was truly larger than life. The lives of those who were touched by him understand that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His kind smile will surely be remembered by all. Larry is survived by his wife Deborah Pence; his children, Tammy, Tina, Titus, Elizabeth, James, Casey, and Justin Pence; his grandchildren; Travis, Monica, Dominique, Brianna, C.J., Kaleigh, Siana, Keaton, Madilynn and Tanner; as well as two great-grandchildren. A service will be held at 3pm Thursday at St. Mark's Methodist Church, 6810 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

PRICE, Virginia 77, of Hudson, passed away June 27, 2010. She is survived by her husband Eugene and many loving family and friends. Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991

PURVIANCE, Tony Edwin Jr. Infant son of Sarah Krokan and Tony Purviance, Sr. of St. Petersburg, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010. He is survived by a loving family. ALifeTribute-Gulfport

RICHARDSON, Myrt 86, born in Cedar Bluff, VA, passed away on June 24, 2010, at her home in Tampa. Survivors include her 2 daughters, Terry Cervice & Catalina Lilly; 2 sons, Kenneth Lilly & Gary Lilly; 6 grandchildren; 11 greats & 1 great-great. The funeral service will take place Friday, 2 pm at the Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.

SANDERS, Hilliard III Passed away June 22, 2010. A native of Macon County, AL but a lifelong resident of Clearwater and a graduate of Seminole High School. He was a TV cameraman with the City of Clearwater public services dept. Memories will be cherished by children, Jaquavia and Janasia Sanders; mother and stepfather Fannie and Johnny Benjamin; brothers, Thomas J. Sanders, Tuskegee, AL, Anthony McClaney (Robin), John Cole, Largo; sisters, Doris West (James), Juanita Hill (Reginald) both of Clearwater; godson Aaron Miller; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and a friend of many years, Latrese Luke. Funeral service 11am Saturday, July 3 at St. John PBC, 1002 Palmetto St., Clearwater with visitation Friday, July 2, 6-8 pm at Young's F.H., 442-2388.

SERLO, David Julius 63, died peacefully on June 25, 2010 at his son's home in Chapel Hill, NC, after a courageous battle with cancer that spanned nearly 17 years. Serlo was born on Nov. 21, 1946, in Jeanette, PA. He was a 1964 of graduate of Jeanette High School and earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master's degree in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He later went on to earn an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University of Maryland. Serlo is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Martina Smutsky. He will forever be remembered by his three children, Adam and his wife, Asli of Chapel Hill, NC, Mark and his fiancé, Haroula Drakes of Chicago, IL, and Katherine and her husband Troy Thomason of Orlando. He is also survived by his younger brother, John, his wife, Karen, and their two daughters, Nikki and Keiley. Serlo was preceded in death by his parents, Reva Dietrich Serlo and Julius Serlo. Serlo began his career as a National Credit Union Administration examiner and became very passionate about the credit union movement over his 13 years in the position. In 1983, he became the first full-time employee of Payment Systems for Credit Unions (PSCU), ultimately evolving that company to PSCU Financial Services, the nation's largest Credit Union Service Organization. Serlo served on the Board of Directors of The National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations, Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc., and numerous advisory councils of the industry. He has been recognized by his peers for leadership in the credit union industry and was awarded the Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008. Serlo was also honored with the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Well known for his generosity and patriotism, Serlo actively supported numerous charitable foundations, including the Children's Miracle Network, the American Red Cross and other organizations that serve the underprivileged. He also led support for patriotic organizations such as Colonial Williamsburg that educate future generations about the unique requirements and responsibilities of our democratic system. A devoted husband, as well as a role model and hero to his three children, Serlo taught his children the importance of family values, education, respect for others, hard work, and unconditional love. Serlo was also a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Temple Terrace, Florida for over 27 years. His faith and spiritual beliefs were strong sources of support for him, especially as he battled cancer. Serlo touched the lives of many people and will always be remembered for his passion, loyalty, generosity, respect of others, and a "never give up" attitude. His legacy will forever live on through his family, friends, and PSCU Financial Services. Viewing will be held at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 South Mac Dill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609 on Thursday, July 1, 2010, at 6-10 pm. Funeral mass on Friday, July 2, 2010, at 11 am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church at 9715 North 56th St., Temple Terrace, FL 33617. His family requests that donations in David J. Serlo's honor be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Please use this link to complete the donation request. Donations can be submitted online by selecting "Memorial/Honor Online Donation" or you may mail-in the donation by selecting "Mail-In Donation." Please sign the online guestbook at

SMITH, Charlotte 90, formerly of Clearwater, passed away June 25, 2010, joining her loving husband Bruce Smith. Survived by son Bob Smith; wife Irene and daughter Pauline Sarver, husband Tom Sarver; six grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice. Memorial Service will be Friday, 1 pm at the funeral home chapel, 693 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater.

SMITH, Cheryl English 63, of Largo, passed away June 25, 2010. She is survived by her loving family. For full obituary, visit Garen Sanctuary 727-391-0121

SPERRY, George Walter 82, of Seminole, formerly of Bushnell, IL, died June 26, 2010. George was born June 19, 1928 in Mound Township, IL to Benjamin C. and Margaret Boothby Sperry of Bushnell, IL & was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Martha Kurath; and 2 nephews, Thomas & Douglas Coburn. George was married Dec. 27, 1954, to Barbara J. Clarke. They later divorced. Surviving are five children, Sabrina Walkosz, Jane Finley, Sarah Surgent, Christopher Sperry and Alison Vawter. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Kate, Tom and Chris Berry, Fani and Jacob Benhabib, Dana and Grace Finley, Ben, Carson and Ella Sperry, Maggie and Frances Long; one great-grand-child, Lillian; and two nephews, Stephen and Peter Coburn. George received his B.A. from the University of Missouri and M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. George attended Stanford University Law School and was formerly employed by Young and Rubicam Advertising Agency. George was a former owner of the McDonough Democrat newspaper, in Bushnell, IL. George was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1951-1953. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice (Woodside). A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in IL. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home Seminole 727-391-0121

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

STINZIANO, Nickolas passed away June 26. He is survived by his loving family. A Memorial service will be held in Mississippi. Williams & Son 49th St. Chapel 527-1177

TOMLINSON, Kathleen (1951-2010) Loving mother, doting grandmother, beloved sister will forever be remembered and cherished by brother, George; sisters, Elizabeth, Madeline, Patricia, Marie, Cheryl and Julie; children, Jonathan,Tracie, Angel and Robbie; grandchildren, Jonathan, Bryanna and Skyler and countless others than have been touched by a life of dauntless love and giving heart. Services to be held at Dobies Funeral Home, 9944 Hudson Ave., Hudson, on Thursday, July 1, 2010 5-8 pm.

TRENK, Richard Sr. 81, died Sunday, June 27, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla of 25 years; sons, Richard Jr, Oklahoma, Randy, Colorado; sister, Joan Henzl, Illinois; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren, Colorado. He will be remembered for his humor and optimism. He loved sharing his knowledge and wisdom and helped many people and touched many lives. He will be sadly missed.

VERNIERI, Leona P. 67, of Port Richey, died June 22, 2010. Survived by daughter, Jessica Amato; four brothers, Buddy, Louis, Richard and Ronald. Faupel Funeral Home 727-849-9964

WALL, Thomas Andrew Celebrating the life of Thomas Andrew Wall, age 40, of Smyrna, GA. Mr. Wall was born Sept. 2, 1969 in Fort Lauderdale to Barry and Patricia Wall. He attended Seminole High School in Seminole. Mr. Wall also attended St. Petersburg College and Appalachian State University. Mr. Wall is survived by his wife, Debbie Wall; three loving children, Andrew, Ashley & Allison Wall; mother of his children, Karen Wall Walker; his parents, Barry Wall and Patricia Wall; sisters, Ann Crawford and Elizabeth Wall; brother, Patterson Wall; as well as several nieces and nephews. A service will be at 11am on Thursday, July 1st at Buford First United Methodist Church, 285 East Main Street, Buford, GA 30518. Interment will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133

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

WILLIAMS, Juanita "Tiny" 61, of Plant City, departed this life on June 26, 2010. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Kenneth Ryals and Jimmy Ryals. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, John Lloyd Williams; daughter, Eva Driggs (David); granddaughter, Amber Owens; siblings, Leona Simmons, Scooter Ryals (Bev), and Eugene Ryals; and many loving family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 30 at 12 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 SR 39 S, Plant City, where the family will receive friends at 11 am. Interment to follow at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Expressions of condolence 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