ABELL, Eleanor G. 78, of Crystal River, passed away July 1st. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home in Lecanto, 352-795-0111.
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
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.
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 www.hubbellfuneralhome.com
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 www.floridamortuary.net 813-237-2900
BROWN, Elsie Sestrap 93, of Tarpon Springs, died Friday July 2, 2010. Born in Moorcroft, WY in 1916. Elsie moved to Tarpon Springs in 1955, with her husband Charles Oliver Brown. Elsie was a school teacher in a one school in Wyoming then went to Washington, D.C. where she worked with the Agriculture Dept., later going to Atlanta and Kansas City where she met Oliver. They came to St. Petersburg in 1950 and then to Tarpon Springs in 1955. Elsie became active in Garden Club, Womens Club, Historical Society, NARFE, and a mentor with the Gro Group in Tarpon Springs. She wrote a column called the "Name Dropper" in the suncoast news during the 90's. She also was involved in the re lighting of the Anclote Key Lighthouse. She is survived by a brother George Sestrap of West Virginia; 3 nieces and 1 nephew. Visitation will be Monday from 4-6 pm at Vinson Funeral Home and the funeral will be at All Saints Episcopal Church Tuesday at 11 am. Donation to Friends of the Tarpon Springs Library and the suncoast Hospice.
CARTER, Joyce 71, of Spring Hill, died July 2, 2010. Survived by seven children, Gina Lawless, Tony, Robert, Eric and Todd Garlick, Billy and Boyd Carter; stepdaughters, Susan and Ginny; 11 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Roberta Garlick; and husband Bill Carter. Dobies Funeral Home - Hudson 868-4441 dobiesfuneralhome.com
CHERESINI, Mabel 77, of Palm Harbor, passed away on July 2, 2010 at Brookside Hospice. Born July 4, 1932 in Hiltop, NJ to Walter Reese and Mable Deets. Mabel was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Charles "Chick" Cheresini, sister Dorothy Reese Hoffman; brother Walter Reese Jr.; and parents, Walter and Mabel. Mabel is survived by daughter Karen Johnson (husband Tom) of Palm Harbor; granddaughters, Jordan Bryan (husband Adam) of New Port Richey, Amber Johnson of Dunedin and Brianna Johnson of Palm Harbor; great-grandson Bryce Galeoto of Palm Harbor; sister Mildred Reese Rigano of Larchmont, NY; brother William Reese (wife Elaine) of Deptford, NJ; also many beloved relatives and friends in New Jersey and Florida. Mabel graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1950. She was on the gymnastics team. Most of her career was spent with Scarborough Corporation where she worked her way up to executive level. She was also a partner at Jim Paige Corporation. Mabel attended New Purpose Community Church in Palm Harbor. She loved gardening, home decorating, boating, traveling and spending time with family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens at 12 pm on Tuesday, July 6. The service will be officiated by Pastor Johnny Mercado and Pastor John Savio. Donations in memory of Mabel may be made to Suncoast Hospice. Mabel was a wonderful, mother, grandmother and friend. She was kind, beautiful and dignified. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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.
DUPRE, Pauline M. (Tinkham) 75, of Plant City passed away on June 30, 2010. Pauline was born in New Bedford, MA and relocated to Florida in 1970. She was a proud member of Tampa's African Violet Society and the General Society of Mayflower Descen-dants. She was preceded in death by her husband George J. Dupre and parents Robert and Marcelle Tinkham. She is survived by her sons, Brian J. Dupre of Winter Garden, Gene Dupre of Hudson; her sisters Arlene Wood (her twin) and Patricia Bessette of Lakeville, MA; as well as many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday at St. Clement Catholic Church in Plant City at 11am Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8pm at Wells Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made on Pauline's behalf to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
FALCO, James K. 44, of Tampa Bay, and Hull, MA, a disc jockey and radio host/person-ality known as "Jimmy Jam" passed away suddenly June 28, 2010. He was the loving father of Shane and Love Falco. He is survived by his mother Ellen; sister Laura; nieces, McKel and Jillian; nephew Billy; and many aunts, uncles and cousins of the Tucker family and friends. Funeral services will take place at 9:15am July 6th at Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham, MA. Donations may be made to the James Falco Childrens Memorial Fund, c/o Rockland Trust, 264 Nantasket Ave. Hull, MA 02045. For more details see www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane.
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
GOTTLIEB, Martin 91, of Palm Harbor, passed away June 28, 2010. He is survived by his loving family. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439
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
HULBERT, Jessie F. 90, of St. Petersburg, died July 1, 2010. Survived by son Keith; sister, Lillian; grandson, Sidney. See obit www.rlwilliams.com 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. www.sylvanabbey.com
KARPUA, Agatha "Sunny" left us on July 2, 2010. She is survived by her loving family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice Foundation. National Cremation Society
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
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 northmeadowlawnfuneral.com
LAUFENBERG, Dolores J. 78, of Port Richey, died July 3. Survived by daughter, Kim (Don); grandchildren, Cheri, Don III, Mike; great-granddaughter Patricia. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress St.
LAWSON, Marian Ellinwood 83, Pinellas Park, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 30, 2010. She was a native and long time resident of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Valrico. She was a bookkeeper at the former Chatterbox Restaurant at First St. and Central Ave. and was a Past Worthy Matron of Eureka Chapter #5 OES; Past President of the Interlock Club; St. Petersburg Women's Chamber of Commerce; St. Petersburg Garden Club; St. Petersburg Museum of History; and was the recipient of the key to the city of St. Petersburg. She was a devout Christian. She is survived by 2 sons, Everett and Robert Lawson of MI; 1 brother, Frank Ellinwood of Bradenton; and 3 sisters, Marlynn Crutchfield of Osteen, Violet Carpenter of St. Petersburg, and Frances Ellin-wood of Sun City Center. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, Everett E.; parents, Frederick Gordon and Wanda Ellinwood; brothers, Fred, Eugene and Robert Ellinwood; sisters, Luella Hood, and Lois Connell. Friends may call 5-7pm Friday, July 9th at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home, 4100 16th St. N. Funeral services will be 11am, Saturday, July 10th at Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Road, with Rev. Darwin Reedy and Fred Ellinwood Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests memorials to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Online memorial and guest book at www.gunterfuneralhome.com. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home, St. Petersburg 727-528-2880
LOMAS, Anne L. 90, of Largo, went on to glory on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Beloved mother, wife, aunt, grandmother, and godmother, she lived a long full life, lifting the hearts of many, independent to the last. Born on Long Island, NY, she was a graduate of Bayport High School, helping the war effort at Grumman Aircraft. She was a perennial volunteer for the Industrial Home for the Blind and was honored by the Sloan Kettering Institute for driving patients in to NYC. After retiring to FL, she travelled, baked, golfed, fished, sketched, painted, danced, and entertained with joyous love of life. She was a faithful member of St. Catherine of Siena. Predeceased by husbands Tobias M. McBride and George S. Lomas, and by son Michael T. McBride, Anne is survived by children Lynn Lomas and husband T.L. Spangler; K. Jane Lomas-Michals and husband Matt Michals; Judith Lomas and husband Alan Greenberg; William McBride and wife Leslie Stewart; beloved nephew Richard Hambley and wife Joyce; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, grands, greats, great-greats, and godchildren, all known and loved from afar. Celebration of her life to be held next autumn. We loved her and will miss her always. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in her honor to the Suncoast Hospice, 300 E. Bay Dr., Largo, FL 33770, www.thehospice.org.
MANNELLI, Carl F. 81, passed June 30, 2010 in New Port Richey. 3 sons, Michael, Mario & Vincent; grands Michael, Tenille, Mario, Mark & Tara; great-grands, Triston & Jacob. N/Meadowlawn
MATHIS, Anna "Nasuti" 94, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010. She was born in Lingles-town, PA and arrived in the area in 1978 coming from New Jersey. Anna was of the Catholic faith. Anna enjoyed her family and was very proud of each and every one of them. She was predeceased by her daughter Annette Passarella. Survivors include 1 daughter, Geraldine Wilson; 2 sisters, Natalie Fesq and Angelina "Dot" Andruzza; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2-4pm & 7-9pm on Tuesday, July 6th at North Meadowlawn Funeral Home, 727-849-9281, with a funeral service at 10am on Wednesday, July 7th at North Meadowlawn Chapel. northmeadowlawnfuneral.com
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 www.floridamortuary.net 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
MOESSINGER, Tamara 87, died peacefully in her sleep on July 3. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Tatiana and John Rutland. Gathering on Tuesday, July 6, from 1-3 pm at Anderson McQueen, 7820 38th Ave. N.
MONKS, Roy W. 92, of Pinellas Park, died July 1. Predeceased by daughter Sandee. Survived by wife 67 years Maxine and Son Carl. National Cremation Society
MOORE, Francis V. 72, went home to be with the Lord July 2, 2010. He retired as Master Sergeant from the United States Army after proudly serving his country for 27 years. Since retiring in 1985, he has lived in Valrico. He is survived by daughters Joanne Martin (Tom) and Lisa Ann Moore; granddaughters, Amanda and Emily Martin; and numerous friends. A visitation will be held 10 am-noon, Wednesday July 7, 2010, at Stowers Funeral Home. Committal service will follow at 1:30 pm in Florida National Cemetery with full military honors. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Hawthorne Rehab Center or LifePath Hospice.
MORSE, Eleanor Reese 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. Mrs. Morse is survived by her son Brad Morse, Brad's wife Mary Ann, and two grandchildren, Gregory and Tracy. For a full record of her life and her accomplishments please visit www.reesefuneral.com. Services will be Tuesday July 6th with visitation 3-5pm and service at 5pm at First Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg. Donations to the Dali Museum or The Florida Orchestra are requested. Reese Funeral Home 391-9954
MUDARO, Michael 63, of Pinellas Park, passed away June 30, 2010. He was a graduate of Clearwater High School and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of Vietnam. A person of faith, he was the beacon of light to those who had the privilege to know him. A loving husband, caring father, honorable man and a pure soul. He is survived by wife, Donna E.; 4 children, Donna Marie, Michelle, Steve and Robert; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Mudaro and brother, Joseph Mudaro. Military Honors will be 10:45 am Friday, July 9th at Bay Pines National Cemetery. gardensanctuarryfunerals.com Garden Sanctuary 727-391-0121
MUNCH, Garry D. 62, a native of St. Petersburg, passed away Friday, July 2, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Garry was a Vietnam veteran and was active in the NRA. Garry worked with his family at their restaurant Munch's. He is survived by his wife, Barbara "Linda" Munch; 2 sons, Jeff and Larry; brother, Larry Munch; sister-in-law, Laura; and mother, Clariece. A visitation will be held from 5 - 8 pm with a memorial service at 7 pm on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Anderson McQueen Family Tribute Center, 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. Jeans or shorts are required. Inurnment will take place at Bay Pines National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Suncoast Hospice. Online guestbook at www.AndersonMcQueen.com Anderson McQueen Family Tribute Center 727-822-2059
MUNNELLY, Patrick J. 78, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, July 1. He is survived by 4 children and loving family. Turner FH 352-796-9661 turnerfuneralandcremation.com
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 www.mossfeasterclearwater.com
PEARSON, James E. 75, of Pinellas Park, passed away July 1, 2010. He is survived by a loving family. Friends calling July 5, 10-12 at Moss Feaster Funeral Home. Graveside service at noon.
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, www.geeandsorensen.com. 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.
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
REALE, James Francis 81, of Brooksville, passed away July 2, 2010. He is survived by his loving family. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439
REILLY, Dorothy A. 84, New Port Richey died July 2. Survived by sons, Warren of New York, and Robert and John of New Port Richey. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday 937-7555 dobiesfuneralhome.com
ROBBINS, Holly McClain 15 years old, passed away suddenly on June 26, 2010. She is survived by her son, Elias McClain Jacobsen; fiance' Justin Jacobsen; mother Vanessa O'Connor; father David Robbins; brothers T.J., Mitchell & Stephen; sisters, Stephanie, Brittany & Brianna. She loved life and lit up a room just with her beautiful smile and eyes. She had many, many friends and many cousins, aunts and uncles. She loved to sing and dance, and laugh. She will be missed, but will live always in our hearts. Services will be held at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Tarpon Springs on Tuesday, July 6th. Viewing from 9am-11am with services to follow. Graveside at Bloomingdale Cemetery in Brandon at 2pm. Dobies Funeral Home Tarpon Springs 727-942-0515 dobiesfuneralhome.com
ROSETE, Alberto age 86, of Tampa, passed away July 1, 2010. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mr. Rosete was in the restaurant business for many years in Tampa and was of the catholic faith. He is survived by his loving family: wife Etelvina Rosete; sons, Alberto (Maria Antonia) Rosete Jr., Charlie (Patsy) Rosete, and Arturo (Deborah) Rosete; sister, Ana Rosete; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-children. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon, July 6, at 1pm from the chapel of JGR Funeral Home with interment to follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends, Tuesday morning, July 6, from 11am until 1pm at the funeral home. Please send condolences to www.jgrfuneralhome.com
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
SIMPSON, Henry Allen "Al" 62, Port Richey, died July 3. Survived by son, Robbie; sisters, Marie, Shirley, Sara; nieces, nephews and friends. Dobies FH, Congress Street 841-7555 dobiesfuneralhome.com
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.
SMITH, LaVerne D. 89, of South Pasadena, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010. He moved to the area in 1972, from Fairfax, VA, and moved to Bay Islands as one of the original owners, a place he truly loved. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II and Korean War, a retired U.S. postal employee. Surviving are daughters, Sheryl and husband Richard Fox of St. Pete Beach, Marjorie Danzig of South Pasadena; grandchildren, Jennifer Fox of St. Petersburg, David and wife Theodora of St. Pete Beach, Gregory and wife Jacqueline Danzig of Palm Harbor; great-grandchildren Alexandra and Michael Danzig of St. Pete Beach; brother, William Smith, Sisters; Dorothy Kuhlins and Merrielou Davis all of Massillon, OH. He is preceded by his wife Jeanne Smith. Services with Military Honors will be at a later date at Bay Pines National Cemetery Beach Memorial Chapel 727-360-5579
SMITH, William J. 85, of Clearwater, formerly of Emerson, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 2, 2010. He was a veteran of WW II serving with the U.S. Navy, a former chief for 2 years of the Emerson Volunteer Fire Dept. of which he served for 35 years and a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary; 5 sons, William, Dennis, Ken, Ron & Tom; a brother, Arthur; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 am Tuesday at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 820 Jasmine Way, Clearwater. www.mossfeasterclearwater.com
ST. PIERRE, Raymond J. 78, died July 2. US Army Veteran. Survived by 3 sons, Raymond Jr., John, Charles; 2 daughters, Cathy & Rose; sister, Rose; 9 grandchildren. Downing Funeral Home, Spring Hill
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
STOCKSDALE, Adrienne Emily Lux Infant daughter of Erika and Michael; brothers Cody, Caleb & Christian; Grandparents Larry & Victoria, John & Mary; other relatives. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home
STRAUBE, David "Doc" DVM 62, of Tampa, died on June 25, 2010 at Town and Country Hospital in Tampa. He was born in 1947 in Bowling Green, MO, son of Walter Scott Straube Sr. and Ann Dieckman Straube. He graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1965 and attended Northeast Missouri State at Kirksville from 1965 to 1967. He received his doctorate in veterinary medicine and sciences (DVM) from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1973. He subsequently became licensed in Missouri, Illinois, Maryland, Washington, DC, Kentucky and Florida. From 1973 to 1974 David lived in McLean, VA and worked for a small animal clinic, but moved to Charleston, WV where he continued to practice. He took a position in Lexington, KY for Dr. Holbrook and Dr. Gentry who were searching for an Equine Clinic. He also served as a Kentucky Commission Veterinarian in 1974 and 1989. He was offered a job with Dr. Joe Burch in Miami for a position in his Equine Thoroughbred Racetrack Practice and obtained a license to work for Dr. Burch. In 1976, David established his own Thoroughbred racing and breeding clinic in Odessa and began a solo medical practice specializing in equine. While keeping his practice in Tampa during the winter, he spent many summers working at Ellis Park in Kentucky where David purchased a Kentucky Farm "Hidden Acres" in nearby Henderson where the family enjoyed many outings. In 2008, he shifted from private practice to working as a State Veterinarian Inspector for Tampa Bay Downs, and in the summer of 2009, worked as a Commission Veterinarian for the Presque Isle Downs racetrack in Erie, Pennsylvania. He had just completed his 35th winter season in Tampa in May before he became seriously ill and died on June 25. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Scott Straube Sr., brothers, Scott Straube Jr. and Robert "Bobby" Straube, and sister Rosetta "Rosi" Pagnella. Survivors include his son Capt. Neil Straube-Lewis, serving in the U.S. Army in Fay-etteville, NC; his mother Ann Straube; and brother Jerry Straube, of Bowling Green, MO; sisters, Karen "Katie" Corbus and husband Bill of Juneau, AK, Joyce Roloff of Crested Butte, CO; numerous nieces and nephews; two aunts, Lil Straube and Louise Dieckman, both of Bowling Green and numerous cousins. A service will be held on July 9 in Bowling Green and a Celebration of Life service is planned in December at the reopening of Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack in Tampa where he will be honored in the "Winner's Circle" and part of his ashes will be scattered by horseback while making a memorial lap. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the charity of the donor's choice. Please sign the online guestbook at www.blountcurrywest.com Blount & Curry Oldsmar/West Hillsborough Chapel - Tampa 813-814-4444
STYRON, Ronald K. Maj. U.S. Army Ret., 71, of New Port Richey, died July 1, 2010. Survivors: wife Patricia; sons Mark & Mitchel; daughters Kalani & Kelly; 10 grands & 10 great-grands. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home
SWOL, Kazimierz 67, passed away Friday, July 2, 2010. He was born on Feb. 15, 1943, in Pilchow, Poland. Kazimierz was the owner of the Cheri-Lyn Motel for 23 years and retired in March 2010. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Maria; three children, Mariusz, Henryk, and Zofia; their spouses Kurt and Kristy; seven grandchildren Elizabeth, Julia, Kasia, Peter, Thomas, Andrew, and Emilia and one great-grandchild Natalie; and his three sisters Lonka, Wladzia, and Maria. A wake will be held from 5 7 pm, with a prayer service at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Brett Funeral Home, located at 4810 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church located at 445 82nd Avenue, St. Pete Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Online Memorial and Guestbook available at www.brettfuneralhome.net. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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
THOMPSON, Lawrence "Ed" 86, of Inverness, formerly of Clearwater, died July 2, 2010. Funeral services 10am Wednesday, July 7th at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with burial following at Florida National Cemetery. Visitation 4-6pm Tuesday, July 6th at the funeral home. Ed was a highly decorated WWII Army vet, worked for Atlantic Refinery in Philadelphia as a supervisor and was a real estate broker as well. He is survived by his wife Beatrice Goodrich Thompson, Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory 352-726-8323
WATERS, Michael A. 41, of Wesley Chapel, died June 30. Survived by wife, Christine; children, Michael & Mary Grace; parents, Bobby & Kathy; sister Cylena. Dobies FH Hudson dobiesfuneralhome.com
WATTS, Joana P. 83, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2010. Tampa was her home and she is survived by her loving family: son Larry; daughter-in-law Linda; and grandsons, Brian and Stephen. She will also be missed by her loving sisters, brother & sister-in-law, Omega, Margaret, Tom and Marie; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She had an extended family of neighbors, friends, adopted family members and in-laws around her. They all showed their kindness and care allowing her to maintain her independence and live alone in spite of having Parkinson's. These acts of kindness will always be remembered. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice at 813-984-2200. Funeral service 11am Wednesday, July 7th at Marsicano-B.Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home with visitation at 10am. Send condolences at www.marsicanofh.com
WILKINSON, Gertrude M. 95, of Clearwater, passed away July 2nd. She was a resident of Regency Oaks. Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Belcher Road Chapel. www.mossfeasterclearwater.com
WILLIAMS, Deborah Passed away June 18, 2010 in Clearwater. Debbie is survived by Wayne her husband of 28 years; her parents, Raymond and Jimmie Wright; brother Jim and wife Marlene and their children Alan and Jennia of Memphis, TN; daughter-in-law Michelle Harwell and husband Rhett and their children Jordan, Josh, and Caleb of DeLand, FL. Debbie is also survived by her brother-in-law Eddie Williams and wife Jeanie and their girls Stacy, Chrissy, and Amanda of Coeburn, VA; sister-in-law Patty Phipps and husband Eric, their son Daniel and his wife Lisa and their children Cayleigh and McKeena of St. Paul, VA; brother-in-law John Williams, his sons, Bradley and his two daughters, Atlanna and Marina, and Michael and his wife Julie and their son Andrew, all of Abingdon, VA; and countless devoted and loving friends. Debbie was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law Mary and Paul Williams of Coeburn. Debbie's loving and caring personality led her to a career in health care as a Regi-stered Respiratory Therapist. In addition to direct patient care in hospital and home health, Debbie also served as a faculty member in the respiratory therapy program at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. In the last six years of her life, Debbie's battle with cancer led her to serve as a patient advocate and counselor for colon cancer patients and their caregivers throughout the southeastern United States. Debbie has had a profound positive impact on literally thousand of lives. She is loved by every one that meets her. We all will greatly miss her, but have been richly blessed by every minute we have had the privilege of spending with Debbie. A visitation will be held 2-4pm Saturday, July 10 at Curlew Hills Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, Debbie has asked that memorial gifts be made to the ASPCA or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Further information for these charities made be located at curlewhills.com under Debbie's name. In Loving Memory of Our Angel
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 www.floridamortuary.net 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.
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.