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ALDRICH, Elizabeth "Betty" 89, died June 30, 2010, at On Top of the World. Survived by sons, Dwayne, George & Jack; 5 grand and 2 great-grandchildren. Please donate to Suncoast Hospice.

AUSTIN, James Spencer "Jim", 83, went to be with the Lord June 29, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth Marinda Richmond Austin; children, James Spencer Austin, Jr. and Carol Lynn Austin Schock; daughter-in-law, Michelle Austin; grandchild, James Michael Austin; and son-in-law Stephen Schock. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lafonzo Austin and Bessie May Brown Austin. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with an Accounting degree. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He served in the Army in WWII, the Occupation Forces after WWII, and was 1st lieutenant in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Jim touched the lives of many people and will always be remembered for his helpfulness, loyalty, and generosity. He served as Team Manager for his son's Little League teams, was on the Board for Florida West Coast Credit Union for many years, and served as Hillsborough County's Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk before retiring. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be conducted at noon Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 11:30 am until service time. There will be a reception following the service. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home 813-237-3345

BEHNKE, Robert J. 49, of St. Petersburg, passed June 29, 2010. Survived by his mother, Alice; a brother, Richard. Donations to the S.P.C.A. may be made in his memory. Mohn FH 393-3481

BELLAY, Mary D. of Tampa, passed away on July 1, 2010. Survivors include her adopted and biological children. Mary was a school teacher and V.A. Hospital dietitian. She was a graduate of Misericordia University receiving her Masters at FSU. Mary had a wonderful sense of humor and loved volunteering and helping others. She loved children and animals and will be deeply missed by all. Blount & Curry MacDill Ave. Chapel 813-876-2421 in charge of arrangements.

BENEDETTI, Frederick J. Jr. "Rick" 69, of Largo, passed on April 2, 2010. He was in the Marine Corps Reserves & worked for the U.S. Postal Service and painted. Survivors: sister Gail; ex-wife Gloria; daughter Diana; son Tony; 4 grandchildren & 1 great-granddaughter. Memorial service 4pm, July 15th, Woodside Hospice House Chapel, 727-586-4432.

BIRMINGHAM, Dorothy 85, of Hudson, died July 1. Survived by husband, John; 2 sons, Michael & James; 2 daughters, Catherine & Veronica; 8 grand & 5 great-grands. Faupel F.H. 727-849-9964

BOYD, Patty A. 80, of Clearwater, died June 30, 2010. Survived by husband, Wayne A. Boyd; son Wayne A. (Cynthia) Boyd; grandchildren, Alex and Brooke Boyd; sister, Marilyn Harper and brother, Bill Parsons. Visitation 10 am Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo followed by Funeral Service at 11 am. Memorial Donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church. Hubbell Funeral Home 727-584-7671

BRIDGES, Sandra Helen 64, of Tampa, passed away Monday, May 31, 2010. She was born Jan . 12, 1946 in Elizabeth, NJ to Arthur D. and Alyce F. (Glenn) Bridges. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

BROWN, Marie Elizabeth 93, of Seminole, died June 29, 2010. Daughter of Mary and John Doherty (both deceased). Survived by sister, Barbara Larocque; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Gary Peterson; grandsons, Matthew, Douglas and Scott Peterson and their wives; 5 great-grandchildren and friend, Peter Thatcher. Neptune Society

CARON, Charles E. Jr. 58, of New Port Richey, died July 1, 2010. Survived by his father, Charles Sr.; children, Laura, Steven & Andrew; sister, Rebecca. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 20th, 2 pm at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens.

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.

CROSS, Christina Marie 47, of Largo, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010. She is survived by her loving family. ALife Tribute FuneralCare Largo Chapel 727-559-7793

CUDDEMI, Anthony Louis died June 30, 2010. Friends will be received Wednesday, July 7, 2010, from 10 am until service time at 11 am at the Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home with Father Wayne Genereux officiating. Entombment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Francine Cuddemi; daughter, Lisa Nicole Cuddemi; sister, Joanne Cuddemi; and several nieces and nephews.

CUPP, Kenneth 55, of Spring Hill, died June 30. Survived by father, Fred; brother Dexter; 1 niece; and 2 nephews. Dobies F.H.-Congress Chapel

DAVY, William A. 86, passed away July 1, 2010. U.S. Navy WWII & Korean War veteran, Roman Catholic. Survived by wife Lorraine; son William; daughter Susan; 3 grands; 1 great-grand. Downing Funeral Home

FREDERICI, Marie A. 86, Spring Hill, died July 1st. Survived by husband Raymond, son, daughter, 2 brothers, sister, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

GALOTTA, Frank of Largo, 73, passed away under Hospice Care on June 30, after a long illness. He attended St. Jerome Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Ann; stepchildren Phil, Jeff, Wendi; and grandchildren Kailee, Lexie, Ty, Dawson, Jacob and Breann. Frank had a long career with Harris in Melbourne and locally with E-Systems/ Raytheon and General Electric. A memorial gathering is planned for a later date, contact 727-360-5918 for details.

GIBSON, Clara June 68, of St. Petersburg, passed away June 30, 2010. She was a native of Ohio and moved to this area in 1966 from Pennsylvania. She was a retired proof reader for the St. Petersburg Times and attended the First Unity Church. She was the secretary for the Jungle Terrace and loved bowling. Survivors include her sons, Leo (Kandi) and Jerry Hetzendorfer; her sister, Phyllis Updyke; her brother, Anthony "Tony" Kosiorek; 4 grandchildren, Jermane, Joshua, Zachery and Aria; several nieces and nephews; and her loving dog Tilly. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 10, at 3 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation. Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th St. N St. Petersburg, FL 33709 727-596-1196

GLICK, Eva Jean 79, of New Port Richey, died July 2, 2010. Survived by daughters, Stephanie & Julia; son Thomas; 5 grands; 5 great-grands; significant other Jack. Dobies FH-Congress Chapel

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

HARRIS, Jerry Lee 91, formerly of Largo, gently passed June 26, in IN. July 4th Life Celebration details & obit @ Per her request, in lieu of flowers, please DANCE!!

HASSELO, Earl Mueller 95, of Tampa entered into rest June 30, 2010. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Earl served in WWII. He is survived by his wife, Eloisa; two sons, Daniel, Albert Reyes; two daughters, Diana Stenglein, Sylvia Rodriguez. Gonzalez Funeral Home 813-931-1833

HOFFMANN, Ingeborg F. 81, of Clearwater, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at her residence. She was a homemaker. There are no known survivors. Eternal Rest Funeral Home 727-733-2300

HULBERT, Jessie F. 90, of St. Petersburg, died July 1, 2010. Survived by son Keith; sister, Lillian; grandson, Sidney. See obit Williams & Son 49th St. N

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.

HUNTER, Samuel 63, died June 30, 2010. Survived by his wife, Beverly; 5 children; 9 grandchldren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel 352-796-1656

JUVE, Sylvia J. Sloan 88, of Tampa and formerly of Clearwater, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2010, at Adam's House ALF, Tampa. She was born in Calais, ME on March 26, 1922, the daughter of the late Norman & Ethel (Bellis) Johnson. Sylvia proudly served her country during WWII as one of the first WAVES. After completing her Basic Training at Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls, IA, she was stationed in Washington, DC in the NAVY Dept. as a cryptographer. Later, during the Vietnam Conflict, she reenlisted in the NAVY Reserves for another six years. Before moving to Dunedin, she and her parents were the Innkeepers of the Sudbury Hotel in Bethel, ME. Sylvia is predeceased by her first husband, Edwin A. Sloan and her second husband, Bob Juve. She lived in Eagle River, WI with Bob and enjoyed canoeing, fishing and skiing in the Northwoods. Sylvia was the best mother anyone could want. She always had the sweetest smile on her face and enjoyed relating the stories of her time in Washington, DC. She owned the Chere' Beauty Salon in New Port Richey in the mid 1960's and was also a real estate agent for several subdivision developers in west Pasco County. After her second husband passed away, Sylvia went to work for the Home Shopping Network. She worked there during its infancy and stayed for seven years. Sylvia is survived by her son, Edwin (Jane) Sloan of Tampa and her daughter, Norma Jeanne Telford (Chuck) of Inverness. There will be a private graveside service at Sylvan Abbey, Clearwater. Blount & Curry MacDill Avenue Chapel in charge of arrangements 813-876-2421.

KENNEDY, Dorothy 90, died June 30, 2010. Visitation 6-8pm Monday, July 5. Funeral service 11am Tuesday, July 6, Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville. Burial Lake Lindsey Cemetery.

KIMMET, Richard Louis of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, June 27, 2010. He is survived by grandson Brandon, son Mark (Pat) Taylor, nephews Jim (Kathy) Hejmej and Stan (Ellen) Hejmej, nieces Linda (Ted) Kuerner and Mary (Guy) Michali, many great-nieces and nephews and best friends Mike and Nancy Sullivan. He was preceded in death by sisters Lorraine and Florence, and beloved wife Sue. ALifeTribute-Gulfport

KUGI, William "Bill" 87, died June 30, 2010. Predeceased by wife of 50 years, Frances; son, Mark. Survived by daughters, Cindy, Sandy; 1 grand, Kim; 1 great-grand. Royal Palm N 577-0599

LAABS, John L. "Larry" 61, of Largo, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010. He is survived by his loving family. ALife Trubute FuneralCare Largo Chapel 727-559-7793

LASICA, John 91, of Port Richey, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Consulate Health Care of Bayonet Point. He was born in Patterson, NJ and arrived in the area in 1989, coming from Saddle Brook, NJ. He was a retired meat cutter for Emil's Foodtown, Garfield, NJ. John was a long time usher at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hudson, and a member of the American Legion, Post #335, Port Richey. Survivors include 1 son, Robert (Janet Goble) Lasica, Hudson; 2 sisters, Jean Wojcik, Palm Coast, and Tory Stagg, Flemington, NJ; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer of Aptos, CA, Holly and Cindy, both of Hawaii; 1 great-grandson and 1 great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one son, J. Martin Lasica. View

LEE, John R. II 44, a native of St. Petersburg, passed away on June 27, 2010. John was a 1985 graduate of St. Petersburg High School. He came from a pioneer family dating back to 1891 when his great-grandfather, John Leonard Klutts, arrived in St. Petersburg. He worked in his parents' medical supply business for many years. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Lee of Pinellas Park; brother Darrell (and wife Lauri) Lee of St. Petersburg; aunts Susan Chichester of Clearwater, Sally Carson of Pinellas Park, Donna (and Jack) McCall of Atlanta, and numerous family members. Share condolences at

LORENZ, Carl P. 51, of Holiday, died June 30, 2010. Preceded in death by wife Melissa; dad Robert A.; brother Robert J. Survived by mom Gerri; sisters, Jeri Ann & Jill. Visitation 4:30-6pm with service at 6pm at Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, 4910 Bartelt Road, Holiday, 727-937-7555. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gulfside Hospice.

MAGIN, Christine 52, of New Port Richey, died July 1. Survived by son Joshua; grandson Alexander; mother Carol; & siblings, Michael, Maryann & Michelle. Dobies FH-Congress Chapel

MANCEN, William 85, passed away on July 1, 2010. He is survived by a loving family. Services at 7 pm on July 5, 2010, at the Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home.

MANNELLI, Carl F. 81, passed on June 30, 2010 in New Port Richey. 3 sons, Michael, Mario & Vincent; grands, Michael, Tenille, Mark & Tara; great-grands, Triston & Jacob. North Meadowlawn F.H.

MARION, Regina C. 96, of Tampa, passed away June 25, 2010. Born in Newark, NJ, she moved to the Tampa area in 1983. Regina is survived by her loving family, daughter-in-law, Shirley Marion; grandchildren, Shirley Lee Panzieri (Carl), Joyellen Brubaker (TJ), and Frank Marion Jr.(Christine); eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Annie Cullen; husband, Alvin Marion; son, Frank A Marion, Sr. and granddaughter, Patricia Ferraiuolo. Family & Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at Shirley Marion's July 5th from 5 pm to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Gulf Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America for Friends of Brorein 13228 N. Central Ave Tampa, FL 33612. Please sign our online guestbook at Blount & Curry West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa 813-814-4444 in charge of arrangements.

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

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-SUDANO, Miriam R. 84 of Port St. Lucie, passed away, June 26, 2010. She is survived by her two sons, Benjamin and Joseph Sudano both of Tampa; daughter, Cindy Sudano-Harper of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Gerty Stevener of Jenson Beach; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will take place 1 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Swilley Funeral Home, 1602 W. Waters Ave. 813-932-6157

MORSE, Eleanor R. Oct. 21, 1912 - July 1, 2010 Eleanor Reese Morse, who, together with her late husband A. Reynolds Morse, founded the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, passed away at her home in St. Petersburg, on Thursday, July 1, 2010.She was ninety-seven. The daughter of Cleveland pharmaceuticals manufacturer George Reese, Mrs. Morse was born in Cleveland, OH, where she attended Hathaway-Brown School for Girls. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, and she continued music studies at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. She later earned a Master's degree in French and Spanish from Case Western Reserve University. The Morses were married on March 21, 1942. Several weeks before their wedding, they visited a traveling Dalí retrospective at the Cleveland Museum of Art organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and became fascinated with the artist's work. On March 21, 1943, the Morses bought their first Dali paintingDaddy Longlegs of the Evening, Hope! (1940) as a belated wedding gift.This was the first of many acquisitions, which would culminate 40 years later in the preeminent collection of Dalí's work in America. On April 13, 1943, the Morses met Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala in New York initiating a long, rich friendship regularly visiting the Dalís's villa in Port Lligat, Spain. Mrs. Morse's linguistic background made her instrumental in translating and disseminating Dali's writings and ideas to a wider audience. Her translations include works by and about Dalí, including Dali de Draeger (1968), The Tragic Myth of Millet's Angelus (1986), Salvador Dali: The Work the Man by Robert Descharnes (1984), and numerous other writings.Mrs. Morse's contributions to the literary and artistic fields led Rollins College to confer a Doctorate of Fine Arts upon her and subsequently honored her with the Medal of Distinguished Alumna of the Year. Twice decorated by the French government, she received the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques for her scholarship and the Chevalier de l'Ordre de Palmes National du Merite for spreading French culture abroad. Mrs. Morse was the past President of Le Cercle de Conferences Françaises de Cleveland and the past President of the Federation of Alliances Françaises in the United States. By the 1960's, the collection had outgrown their house, and the Morses decided to build a museum on a wing of their Injection Molders Supply Company, which they founded in 1949 in Beachwood, OH, a suburb of Cleveland. In March of 1971, the museum opened in Beachwood with Dalí himself presiding over the festivities. In1979 the Morses began a nationwide search for a new museum home for this sterling collection. Community leaders approached Mr. and Mrs. Morse with an attractive offer to establish a permanent home for the collection in St. Petersburg. The Salvador Dalí Museum opened in St. Petersburg, on March 7, 1982. In 1997 The American Benefactor placed the Morses in the 100 Most Generous Americans for this gift. In recognition of her scholarly efforts, in 1989 by order of King Juan Carlos of Spain, Mrs. Morse received the Lazo de Dama de la Orden de Isabel La Catolica (Cross of the Officer of the Order of Isabella the Catholic). This knighting is the highest honor the Spanish government can bestow upon a non-Spanish citizen. On Jan. 11, 2011, a new Dali Museum designed to protect the collection and double the space of the current building will open to the public, offering testament to the Morses' vision and the enduring appeal of one of the twentieth century's most popular artists. Mrs. Morse is survived by her son Brad Morse, Brad's wife Mary Ann, and two grandchildren, Gregory and Tracy. For service information please contact Reese Funeral Home - 727-391-9954

OUGH, Dorothy M.L. 87, passed away June 19. Survived by her daughters Barbara Windle, Jacqueline Mordvar, grandchildren, Mandy Earlywine, Jennifer Harrison, Curtis Cruise, great-grandchildren Alex Bravo, Brandon Ratner and Connor Cruise. Memorial service 11 am July 17th, N.E. Park Baptist Church, St. Petersburg

PATE, Susan Kathleen 50, passed away June 19th. She was a native of Clearwater, attending local schools, Skycrest Elementary, Kennedy Junior High and graduating from Clearwater High School. She had recently returned to the area after residing in Albuquerque, NM and Boise, ID. She was employed locally by Husky Computers and Catalina Marketing. She is survived by her parents, George and Rebecca Pate, Dunedin; two brothers, David Pate and wife Jenny, and Steven Pate and wife Susan; three nephews, Ryan, New York City, Kevin and little Julian, Dunedin; and two nieces, Janine, Orlando and Courtney, San Diego. There will be a memorial service 11am Saturday, July 10th at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Suncoast SeaBird Sanctuary. Moss Feaster Funeral Homes Belcher Chapel 562-2070

PERRITT, Kathryn L. 76, of Brandon, passed away peacefully June 29, 2010. Kathryn was born to Floyd and Mildred Kersey and raised in Zephyrhills. She graduated from Zephyrhills High School, where she was a majorette, football queen, and voted "most quiet!" She attended Gordon Keller School of Nursing and graduated in 1955. Kathy met and married her husband, John Perritt, of Waycross, GA, in 1959 and they were married for 49 years before John's death in 2008. Kathryn and John had two children, John Benjamin and Susan Lee. Kathryn was an avid reader, and a creative spirit. She enjoyed oil painting and many other crafts. She grew the most beautiful caladiums and her patio was always overflowing with plants. Kathryn was counselor and advisor to friends and family in matters of health. She loved nursing and worked at Brandon Hospital for 17 years prior to her retirement in 1996. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm, with visitation from 2-3 pm, Saturday, July 10 at Bell Shoals Baptist Church, Brandon. In Kathryn's memory, donations can be made to: The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias Stowers-Brandon

POE, Olga M. 89, of St. Petersburg, passed away July 1. She was a native of New Jersey. She is preceded in death by her husband Fire Captain Antony Poe & sister Natalie Platz. She loved bridge, poetry, the seashore, crabbing and fishing. She was an artist and earlier in life owned an interior design shop, sang with Sweet Adelines, was a Smoke Enders facilitator, Red Cross Safety Instructor and was active in the Boys and Girls Club as a leader and den mother. Was an executive secretary for the Navy Nuclear and Bell Labs, a real estate agent, & keypunch operator in war times. She forewent many dreams to be a devoted mother and wife. She is survived by her children Peter J. Poe & Laura Leyden; sister Mollie Berg; nephew Fred Church; nieces Dorrie Platz & Andrea Fagan. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 6, from 12 pm to 5:30 pm with a celebration of life service to follow at Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, 3180 30th Avenue N., St. Petersburg, She will be missed by those who loved her and for the feistiness and strength that was so much apart of her. Flowers are acceptable, but in lieu, donations can be made to WOC Nurses Society of NJ, ASPCA, Aphasia & Stroke Assoc., & Hospice.

POTKAY, Robert Mitchell Jr. 45, of Hudson, died July 1. Survived by mother Rachel (Merle) Getchell; children, Joshua, Leah, Kailey, Rachell, Noah, Levi Potkay; sister, Jayne Mills. Dobies FH-Holiday

PURVIANCE, Tony Edwin Jr. Infant son of Sarah Krokan & Tony Purviance Sr., passed away June 26, 2010. He is survived by his loving family. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home

RYON, Alvin J. "Pat" 86, passed away at home July 2, 2010. A retired 30 year Navy veteran. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Tina; 4 children; 8 grnads and 5 great-grands. Visitation and funeral July 6, 11 am at North Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery. Visit

SEARFOSS, Annette C. (Sturm) 71, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, entered into eternal rest on June 25, 2010. Born in Toledo, OH on Oct. 30, 1938, she graduated from Findlay High School in Findlay, OH in 1956. Annette worked in her father's family owned grocery store, and as a beautician, realtor and paralegal. The majority of her time was spent with her family, devoting countless hours caring for her parents, and cherishing moments with her husband and children. Her true passion was her love for animals and gardening. Annette was a devout member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tampa, serving on the Pastoral Council and St. Mary Women's Council. She also was a proud member of Cosmopolitan Club and Welcome Wagon. Annette always made it a point to find the goodness in people and make them feel special. Annette is survived by her son, Michael (Susan) Barbone, of Odessa; daughter, Michelle Barbone, of Lutz; stepson, David Searfoss; stepdaughter, Jennifer Moore and grandson, Nicholas; brothers-in-law, George Searfoss and James Searfoss; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Bill) Jayo, and a loving family of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. "Bill" Searfoss; father, Frank Sturm; mother, Esther Booth Sturm; sister, Sharon Wolf; mother-in-law, Rose Sunday; and brothers-in-law, Julian Wolf, Ted Searfoss and Tom Searfoss. Annette will be loved forever and immeasurably missed. Her admirable devotion to God, family, and service to others is exemplary and a great tribute to her accomplishments on earth before entering into the arms of God. The family will receive friends at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 3207 W. Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618 on Monday, July 5 from 4 pm to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 15520 N. Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33613 on Tuesday, July 6 at 10 am. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, FL. Donations may be made to Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 North Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33607. Arrangements by Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel.

SHELBY, Bonnie J. 69, of Largo, passed away Friday, July 2nd at Comprehensive Healthcare of Clearwater. She is survived by her loving family. ALifeTribute-Largo 559-7793

SMITH, Florence Ticehurst 89, St. Petersburg, March 28, 2010. Born: Adams Ctr., NY on Sept. 28, 1920. Awesome real estate agent & St. Pete Woman's Chamber member. A SPECIAL lady! Missed dearly by family, friends & her animals.

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

STYRON, Ronald K. Maj. U.S. Army Ret., 71, of New Port Richey, died July 1, 2010. Survivors: wife Patricia; sons Mark & Marshall; daughters Kalani & Kelly; 10 grands & 10 great-grands. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home

TAG, Don R. of Gulfport, born in 1934, to the late Arthur and Grace Tag; passed away on June 19, 2010. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and worked for many years in the food spice and seasoning industry. A forever grateful friend of Bill W., he is survived by sons Stephen, Bryan, and Donald and six grandchildren; a sister Janet O'Loughlin, and by his beloved companion of many years, Alice Marie Johnson. He was a member of First United Methodist Church Gulfport, chairman of numerous committees, member of the choir and United Methodist Men. A memorial service will be held at the church on July 8, at 11 am followed by interment at Bay Pines National Cemetery at 2:15 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Church of Gulfport Memorial Foundation or Suncoast Hospice. ALifeTribute FuneralCare - Gulfport

TITI, Severino R. "Sam" 88, passed away July 1, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois; 4 sons, Richard, Gerard, Mark, and Matthew; his daughter Michele; a brother, Sonny; 3 sisters, Adrianna, Connie, and Sue; 7 grandchildren, Brianna, Daniel, Chelsea, Katie, Chris, Grace and Evan. Friends will be received at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave., Saturday, July 3rd from 11am to 12:30pm. Funeral Mass will follow at 1pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (Main Church). Donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services. Online Memorial & Guestbook at

TRADD, Ethel S. 92, of Largo, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010 at her residence. She is survived by her loving family. Eternal Rest Funeral Home 727-733-2300

VAN FOSSAN, Rhonda L. 53, of St. Pete Beach, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at home. She is survived by a loving family. ALifeTribute-Gulfport

VOU, Seang died June 30, 2010. Services will be from 2-4 pm, July 4, 2010 at Norwood Baptist Church, 1818 29th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home

WALLACE, Ruth C. 95, of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2010. Ruth is survived by her son, Tim (Kathleen) Wallace; 5 grandschildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

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

WINROD, Mabel E. Visitation Tuesday, 6-8 pm at Moss Feaster, 693 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater. Services Wednesday, 1 pm at Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa.

WINTERS, Lillian H. 73, of South Pasadena, died June 30, 2010. Survived by children, Daryl, Jeffrey, James Jr., Vivian G. Winters; 2 brothers; 8 grands; 3 great-grands. Faupel Funeral Home 849-9964

YOUNG, Raymond H. 75, of New Port Richey, passed away June 20, 2010. He moved here from NY in 1983. Survived by caregivers & special friends, Patty & Ralph Duncan. Funeral mass will be July 11 @ 3pm, King of Kings Lutheran Church.