AKIN, William E. Jr. "Bill" of St. Petersburg, died July 3. Born Oct. 9, 1964, Rochester, NY. Survived by his mother, Suzanne Winford Akin; father, William E. Akin, Sr.; sister, Lynn Akin; and stepmother, Elizabeth Akin. Memorial mass on July 7 at St. Mary's Our Lady of Grace, St. Petersburg at 10. Donations to Friends of the Poor, 384 15th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, or Marian Servants of Divine Providence House of Prayer 711 S Bayvieway Ave, Clearwater, FL 33759.
ANDES, Charles 89, originally from Tennessee, passed away in St. Petersburg, July 5. Survived by loving wife Amanda; 7 children; 32 grands, 5 great-grands. Arrangements to be determined
BALES, David "Wayne" 49, of Tampa, passed away June 20, 2010. Wayne was born in Zanesville, OH. He moved to Tampa in 1973. He enjoyed Nascar Racing, fishing, bike riding and music. He was preceded in death by his father, David J. Bales; paternal grandparents, David R. and Daisy P. Bales; maternal grandparents, Marcellous A. and Eula B. Rogers. Wayne is survived by his loving family and friends. His mother, Martha Hines, brother, Jeff Hines; niece, Fayth Hines all of Tampa; sister, Marsha Saxton, nephew, Paul Saxton; great-nephew, Austin Saxton; uncle and aunt, Jack and Opal Rogers of Creston, OH. He had a special love for his companion of 10 years, Jonell Pasley. Wayne you will always be in our hearts, We love you so much. Our lives bloom with memories, and like flowers each memory is different, each memory is beautiful. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.floridamortuary.net 813-237-2900
BARBEE, Patty 66, of Gulfport, died July 6, 2010. Survived by daughters, Robin and Rita; mother, Dora; brothers, Gary, Tony, Ronald; granddaughter, Jordan. See obit www.rlwilliams.com
BECKER, Corey Wade 17, passed away June 30, 2010 at home. Born in Orlando, resided in Brooksville the last 10 years. He was a 2010 graduate of Hernando High. Survived by his parents, Curtis Becker and Pamela Gordon Becker; sister Jennifer Becker; niece Jane; paternal grandmother Diane Becker; maternal grandfather Monroe Gordon; maternal grandmother Linda Woodside; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial service will be held at 3pm Saturday, July 10th at Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church, 20200 Manecke Road, Brooksville, for family and friends.
BROWN, Linsey Marie 26, beloved daughter of John M. Brown and Stacy Valdivia passed away on July 4, 2010. She was a gift at birth, a joy in life, a special angel, and was loved by all who knew her and will remain in their hearts always. She is survived by her father, John M. Brown; mother, Stacy Valdivia; twin brother, Matthew S. Brown; sisters, Myra L. Martin, Janette R. Gordon, and Laura K. Garrett; her loving grandmother, Norma M. Romero as well as caregivers, Novelette and Mario Tomlinson. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2010 from 6 to 7 pm with funeral services beginning at 7 pm at Mariscano-B.Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Linsey's name. Online condolences may be made at www.marsicanofh.com.
BRUSHABER, LaVon J. "Bud" of St. Petersburg, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife, Lucy and several nieces and nephews from out of state. Family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 - 49th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33709 on Thursday, July 8, 2010, from 11 am to 1 pm. The funeral service will follow at 1 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bud's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
BRYANT, Patricia Boyt 61, of Zephyrhills, died July 4, 2010. Services 11 am Thursday, July 8, at Victory Baptist Church. Visitation 5-7 pm Wednesday 54 Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home.
CAINE, Cal 79, of Largo, passed away on July 5, 2010. Survived by his wife, Maria; 2 brothers, Salvatore and Gennaro. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2340
CARLISLE, William Jr. Passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Born July 3, 1926, in Hickory, PA, he and his family moved to St. Petersburg in 1956, where he began his career in law enforcement as a homicide detective with the St. Petersburg Police Department for 20 years. Upon his retirement, he then served as a criminal justice instructor at the Police Academy. He was an avid sports enthusiast. If he wasn't on the golf course you could find him at a Ray's game. He served as a little league coach for over 25 years & officiated high school football and basketball as well as college basketball for over 40 years. He was selected to the Senior Hall of Fame and presented the Key to the City of St. Petersburg. He was the Past President of the St. Petersburg Exchange Club, Men's Golf Association of the Vinoy Club, Football & Basketball Officials' Association, Winston Park Neighborhood Association, NEHI Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Carlisle loved the Lord and served as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. He loved his family. The love of his life, wife Mary Beth, his daughter Kim & her husband Bill Clayton, his two grandchildren, Matt Clayton & wife Erin, and granddaughter Ashley Clayton. All who fondly referred to him as "Pa." He is survived by an older brother, and three nephews. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, July 2, 11am at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with Pastor John Akers officiating. A private ceremony for the family will be held at Memorial Park. Donations may be given in memory of Bill to: Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 301 37 Ave. N St. Petersburg, FL 33704 or Sun Coast Center, Inc., c/o Parent-Aide Program, P.O. Box 10970, St. Petersburg, FL, 33733.
CHIVERS-HORNE, Mary A. 83, of Tampa, passed away July 4, 2010. She was born in Middleton, OH; a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. She lived a long life always attempting to help others. She loved family, friends, gardening, baking and reading. She was a lifetime member of VFW Auxiliary 10538 and helped with social events and Bingo at the John Haley Veterans Hospital. She was predeceased by her husbands, Laurence A. (Larry) Chivers Jr.; Elmer Horne and also her daughter Martha Ellen Chivers. She is survived by her children, Loretta Nardelli and husband Rick, Rex W. Chivers and wife Paige, Lori Arias and husband Cel; sisters, Martha Weber, Elizabeth Hedin, Gail Brady; brother, Thom Hayes; grandchildren, Stephen Nardelli, Anamarie Nardelli, Christopher Nardelli, Matthew Chivers, Mistina Creelman, Kyle Arias, Kaylan Arias; 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, all known and loved both near and far. Visit Guestbook www.bozaroel.com.
COOK, Marvin Lee 81, of Brandon, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010. He is survived by his loving family and many friends. Affinity Cremation
CRIBB, Joan M. 77, of Tampa, has gone to heaven to reunite with her son, Jeffrey. Survived by 4 children, Sharon Clark (Kenneth), Michael Smith (Karen), Karen Power (Thomas), and Sandra Powell; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. She was loving, caring and devoted to her children, family, and friends. She touched many lives and will be remembered in their hearts always. Those who wish, may make donations in her honor to First Baptist Church of Port Tampa or LifePath Hospice. A graveside service will be held, Thursday, July 8th, 10 am at Pyramid Crypts within Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial Services to follow at 11:30 am at First Baptist Church of Port Tampa. Please sign the online guestbook at www.blountcurry.com
CULM, Bonnie Lou 59, of Holiday, died July 3, 2010. Survived by fiance John Daniels; brother Joel C. Alday. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439
D'ANGELO, Antoinette Fabrizio "Ann" 91, of St. Petersburg, died June 27, 2010. She is survived by a loving family. Graveside service July 14, 2010 at 10 am at Bay Pines. ALifeTribute-Gulfport
DANIELS, Betty Jean 53, of Clearwater, passed July 3. Survived by children Claudette, Rochelle, Jerry Jr., Joaquin and Cruz; 8 siblings and 8 grands. Dobies F.H. Tarpon, www.dobiesfuneralhome.com
ESLER, Joan of Indian Shores, and Whiting, NJ, passed away on July 3, 2010, at her home in Whiting. Visiting will be held from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Thursday at the Dooley Colonial Funeral Home; 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield, NJ. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Friday at the funeral home. Interment Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains. Mrs. Esler was born in Plainfield and attended Plainfield Schools. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joe and theirchildren and grandchildren: Jo Ann and her daughter, Candace of Martins Creek, PA, her son Bill and his wife, Patti and their children, Katie, Joe and Mike all of Westfield.Joan will also be deeply missed by her sister, Carol Diehl of Long Beach, CA, her sister-in-law, Betty Adkins of St. Petersburg, and three nieces Diana, Donna & Debbie. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Van Dyke Hospice,99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755.
FLYNN, Bernard 80, of Hudson, passed away July 3, 2010. Survived by wife of 38 years, Vivian; and loving friends. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson 868-4441 dobiesfuneralhome.com
GAYE, Ray Cameron 61, of Tampa passed away July 4, 2010. He was employed by Diebold. He is survived by his mother, Verdean Parson; sons, Josh and Spencer; and three grandchildren, Tyler, Tori, and Jayden. A funeral service will take place at 2 pm, Friday, July 9, 2010 at Stowers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.
GOMEZ, John P. 101, died July 2, 2010. A long time resident of Tampa, he is survived by his only son, Aguelio R. Gomez; two grandsons, Dr. Rex L. Gomez and Robb J. Gomez; four great-grandsons, Justin Gomez, Joel Gomez Joshua Gomez and Blake Gomez. A memorial service will be at Mohn Funeral Home, 9700 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 at 2 pm Monday, July 12, 2010. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice will be appreciated. www.mohnfuneralhome.com
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
GRASSO, Perle Langdon MacNicol born Oct. 16, 1921, in Florence, MA, died in Ormond Beach on May 29, 2010, at the age of 88. She worked as a buyer at Todd's Department Store in Northampton, MA before moving to St. Petersburg, where she was a dress buyer for William Henry Department Store. In 1978, she acquired a real estate license. She was married to Archibald MacNicol from 1964, until his death in 1984, and to Vito Grasso from 1996, until his death in 2000. Perle was an active member of the Kirk of Dunedin. She volunteered in schools and became a mentor in an Adopt a Grandchild program. She will be remembered for her meticulous appearance and dress, her sense of humor in difficult times, her loving care of others and her excellence in whatever she strove to accomplish. Preceded in death by her six siblings, she leaves behind her niece Joan Mastronarde of Albany, CA; her nephew Bennett Langdon of Cummington, MA; the extensive family of Archibald MacNicol, the family of Vito Grasso, and her beloved mentored granddaughter Christine Newsome of Branson. A graveside memorial service will be held at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens in Palm Harbor, on July 10. Gifts in her memory may be made to Odyssey Healthcare Hospice, 149 S. Ridgewood Ave. Ste. 600, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 and The Adopt a Grandchild program run by Gulf Coast Community Care at 727-479-1831.
HAMMETT, Elton Ray 67. of Webster, passed away July 4, 2010. Survived by 2 sons, a daughter, 3 sisters, 4 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2340
HARRINGTON, Carolyn died June 29, 2010. Services Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11 am at Scott & Roberts Mortuary Chapel, 312 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Valdosta, GA 229-242-6633
HEARD, Steve 44, of Tampa, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2010. Born in Chattanooga, TN, he moved to Tampa in 1968, where he later met and married Julie. As an entertainer, Steve brought music into the lives of everyone he knew. He was passionate about Alabama Football; his mom's cooking, and above all, being a father to his sons Gunner (16) and Wylder (15). He stayed involved in their lives by coaching Cardinal Football, Forest Hills Baseball and volunteering with the Jesuit Dad's Club. In addition to Julie and their sons, Steve is survived by his parents, James and Carolyn Heard; grandmother, Maudine Cofield; sisters, Talma Viera and Tina Zitnyar; brother-in-law, Ricardo Viera; and all of his nieces and nephews. Visitation is on July 8th at 1 pm, followed by the funeral at 2:30 pm. Both will be held at Jesuit High School's St. Anthony's Chapel, 4701 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, 33614. A private interment will follow on Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heard Boyz Fund at Wachovia Bank. Please visit www.blountcurry.com to express condolences and share your fondest memories with Steve. Blount Curry Carrollwoood Chapel 813-968-2231
HILTON Joseph "James" born in St Petersburg, Aug 31, 1978. After a long hard battle he is now at peace, James died July 5, 2010. He is survived by his parents - mother Tina Dunn (Roger), Kingman, AZ; father Kelly Hilton (Tammie Peters), Hudson; daughter Chelsea Hilton, Palm Harbor; grandparents Joseph & Martha Hilton, Clarksville, IN & James & Cathy Reese, St Petersburg, aunt Patty, Lakeland; aunt Alice, Floyd Knobs, IN; cousin Debbie, Brandon; cousin Karissa, IN; extended family, Michael (Laura) Peters, Erica & Chelsea Peters, Steven Peters; special friends Keith & Billy & special friend Joanna; & survived by many other loving & caring family & friends.
HITZEMAN, Loretta Mae 74, of Largo, died July 4, 2010. Survived by 3 children; twin sister; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Services, Inc. Largo 727-517-2340
HOMAN, James M. Jr. 83, of Clearwater, passed away July 4, 2010. Jim was born in Reading, PA on June 17, 1927. He was a career Air Force SMSGT retiring to Clearwater in October, 1965, where he was employed as a stockbroker with Thompson McKinnon. Jim was a member of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. His past associations include the Clearwater Exchange Club, Clearwater Lodge No. 127 F&AM and a lifetime member of the Clearwater Amateur Radio Club. His call sign was W4DPH. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen of 64 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Glenn Griffith of Tucson, AZ; daughter, Jean Homan of Belleair; son and daughter-in-law, James and Lynne Homan, Palm Harbor, and grandchildren, Heather Griffith, Brett Griffith, Stephanie Shealey and Ryan Homan. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 10, 2010, 11 am at the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. Memorials may be made to his church or to a charity of your choice.
HULL, Eleanor P. 80, of Port Richey. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 3 pm at National Cremation & Burial Society, Hudson.
IRVIN, Carol McKay passed away July 2, 2010. She was born on Oct. 9, 1946, in Newport News, VA, and was a lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area. She attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Wilson Junior High School and H.B. Plant High School. She graduated from the University of Georgia where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and received a Masters Degree in Elementary Special Education from Butler University. Carol was a teacher for more than 40 years and made a lasting difference in the lives of many young people, particularly children with special needs. She also contributed to the community through her work with the Junior League of Tampa and recently through the Florida Guardian ad Litem program. Carol was preceded in death by her son Charles Robert Irvin and her parents Joyce and K.I. McKay. She is survived by her daughter Cristine Phillips; brothers Kenneth McKay and Charles McKay; sister Bonnie Jordan; aunt Shirley Knight; aunt and uncle Joan and Howell McKay, and many cousins. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, July 8, from 5 to 7 pm, and a service will be held on Friday, July 9, at 10 am, both at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue in Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary Lee's House, 2806 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL, 33607, www.maryleeshouse.org; or the Humane Society of Pinellas County, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater, FL, 33759, humanesocietyofpinellas.org.
JANOSKO, Stephanie A. 61, died July 3rd. Survived by husband Richard; 3 children; brother; sister; and 3 grand- children.Services to be in Norwalk, CT at later date. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991
JORDAN, Mary Abby Dearborn 87, passed away July 4, 2010, at her St. Petersburg home after a long battle with polio. She moved to Florida in 1956 from Cape Elizabeth, ME, and was a dedicated mother, homemaker and loving wife. Known as "Mum-Mum" to her family, she had a courageous attitude toward life. Mary was a faithful friend to many and was known for her quick wit. She will always be remembered fondly in their hearts. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, David H. Jordan; daughter Ann Smith (Steven) of Seminole; granddaughters, Jennifer Denlinger, Elizabeth Denlinger Reaves (Scott), Jordan and Adrianne Smith; sister Martha Durrance; brother Richard Dearborn (Tommie); sisters-in-law Eleanor Reynolds and Lynne Dearborn. Mary's brother, Philip Dearborn, died in 2002.
JORGENSEN, Herdis E. "Herdy" 74, of Holiday, born in Denmark, moved here from Palatine, IL, died July 5. Survived by husband Arne; son, Jimmy; sister Vivien; 5 grands Dobies F.H. Holiday Chapel
KILLINGS, Bettie Jean 67, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Hospice House Woodside. Born in Atlanta, GA, she came here in 1975. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke M.B. Church. She is survived by her aunt Pauline Glover, a host of nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July 8, 2010, 11 am at McRae Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation before service time on Thursday. "A McRae Service"
LADAKAKOS, Christo 85, died July 2, 2010. Survived by son Michael; sister-in-law Eileen; niece Christine. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel 727-577-0599
LaMATTINA, Santa 82, of Clearwater, died July 5, 2010. She is survived by her loving family. For service information, please call Memorial Park F.H. 527-1196
LANGLEY, Wallace "Buddy" 59, died June 18, 2010. Leaving 3 children & 2 grandchildren. Retired iron worker. Memorial to be held by family July 10, 10 am at Veterans Memorial Park, Safety Harbor.
LEIGHT, Robert L. 79, Palm Harbor, died on Saturday July 3rd. He was born Dec. 16th, 1930, in Detroit, MI. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for 27 years, retiring as a Command Master Sergeant. He served his country during WWII, the Korean War (3 Campaigns) and Vietnam. While serving in Vietnam, Robert was a member of the Geneva Convention. He earned several Good Conduct Medals and Bronze Star Medals. He also was a Purple Heart recipient. After retiring from the U.S. Army in 1973 he worked for the U.S. Postal Service where he retired after 23 years in 1997. Robert is survived by his wife, Rosetta (56 years); sons, John, Robert, Timothy (Elizabeth), Charles (Darla), David (Kimberly), Steven (Tracey); daughter, Alicia Bright (Gary); 8 grandchildren, Kenneth, Madison, Taylor, Clarissa, Kirby, Ava, Christopher and Grant. Robert's life was celebrated at a Catholic Mass at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Tarpon Springs on Tuesday, July 6th. He will be buried with full Military Honors at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution to Brookside Hospice in Palm Harbor, FL would be appreciated. Dobies Funeral Home Tarpon Chapel 727-942-0515 www.dobiesfuneralhome.com
LOFFREDI, Peter 59, passed away July 3. He is survived by his loving family. Guestbook at www.davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911
LUNGREN, Lula E. 84, of Ozona, passed away Monday, June 28th, 2010. Graveside service 10 am Thursday, July 8 at Clearview Pioneer Cemetery in Palm Harbor. Eternal Rest FH 733-2300
LYMAN, Oveal "Vicki" 82, of Dade City, passed away July 5, 2010. Funeral 6pm July 8th at Hodges Family Funeral Home Dade City. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
LYNN, Garth W. "Woody" age 81, of Dunedin, died Wednesday, July 1, 2010, at Morton Plant Hospital. Garth was an airline pilot with United Air Lines for 33 years. Survived by his wife Diane; four children Rebecca Swanner of Raceland, LA, Vicki Verstrat of Dayton, OH, Garth W. Lynn lll of Akron, OH, and Daniel Verstrat, Ooltewah, TN; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992
MARINER, Robert 75, of St. Pete Beach, died Monday, July 6, 2010, at home. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1981, from Oak Park, IL. He served as a St. Pete Beach City Commissioner from 1993-1997, and was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, St. Pete Beach. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jacquelyn; five children, William, John, Mary Woody, James and Patricia Davis. He was predeceased by a son, Michael. Other survivors include a sister, Patricia O'Sullivan and 6 grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be 10 am Monday, July 12, 2010, at St. John's Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach. A reception will follow at the parish hall, followed by entombment at Memorial Park Cemetery. On line memorial & guestbook @ www.brettfuneralhome.net Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services 727-321-3321
McCANN, Mike 86, of Spring Hill, passed away on July 5. He is survived by 3 sons, Michael Jr, Patrick & Marty; 7 grand; 7 great-grandchildren & 2 sisters. Turner F. H. 352-796-9661
McKINLEY, Kathleen 79, of Seminole and formerly of the Gulf Beaches, died Monday, July 5, 2010, under hospice care. She worked for Home Federal Savings and Loan during the 1960s. She was a member of Seminole United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband "Mac." Survivors include daughter Karen (Paul) Mitchell of Rockledge, FL; son Michael (Esther) of Safety Harbor; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8pm and Saturday 9-10:30am at Mohn's Funeral Home, 9700 Seminole Blvd. Interment will follow at Seminole Cemetery. A memorial will follow at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772, beginning at 2:30pm. See Mohn's website for details, memorial donations and complete obit. www.mohnfuneralhome.com Mohn Funeral Home-Seminole
McMICHAEL, Margaret H. "Peggy" of Tampa passed away peacefully on July 4th. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Frank P. McMichael Sr., her sons, Walton McMichael (Darby) and Dorsey McMichael, and was predeceased by her eldest son Frank McMichael Jr. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ashley Hawk (Chad), Paul McMichael (Ehren), Sarah McMichael (Travis); great-grandson Brayden McMichael; and former daughter-in-law Martha Altman (Chuck). Peggy was born on July 6, 1926, moved to Tampa with her family as a teenager and attended Plant High School and Duke University. She was involved in many civic and social activities, holding leadership and board positions at Tampa Women's Hospital, Metropolitan Ministries, MacDonald Training Center, Tampa Federation of Garden Clubs, Founders Garden Circle, and the Tampa Junior League, among others. She was renowned for her gardening abilities, beautifying their homes to the enjoyment of neighbors on San Miguel Street, Prospect Road and Sterling Avenue. Hyde Park United Methodist Church was the guiding force in Peggy's life for over 60 years and she valued greatly her many friends at church as well as the numerous support and leadership positions she held there. However, her greatest joy at church came from the children in the kindergarten Sunday School classes she taught for so many years. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 9th at 2pm at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 501 W. Platt St., Tampa, with a reception immediately following in the church activities center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hyde Park United Methodist Church. Please sign the online guestbook at www.BlountCurryMacDill.com
MEAD, Gail Elizabeth died Saturday night at Oak Hill Hospital. She is survived by her husband John W. Mead and daughter Elizabeth Hanna. A memorial service will be held at Northcliff Baptist Church on Friday, July 9th at 10am. Faupel Funeral Home 727-849-9964
MILLER, James A. Jr. 52, of Pinellas Park, died July 4, 2010, at home. He is survived by his loving family. For service information, please call Memorial Park Funeral Home 727-527-1196
OGLIALORO, Louis A. 85, of Hudson, went home to the Lord July 4, 2010.He retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years as a Staff Sergeant.He was with the first troops in the Normandy Invasion, proudly serving his country.He left his wife of 61 years, Herta, in deepest deepest sorrow. Her darling went to be with the Lord. He was so loved by his children, Ramona with Mike, Gloria with Mark, Teresa and Anthony; grandsons Eric with Rene, Steven with Allison, Charlotte with Dan, Jeannie, Peter, Lisa and a total of 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 7, 2010, from 2-4 & 6-8 at 280 Mariner Blvd. Services will be Thursday, July 8, 2010, at 1 pm at Chapel. Interment to follow at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991
OLTMANN, Henry K. "Hank" 83, of Pinellas Park, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he moved here in 1954, and was a restaurant/cafeteria manager for many years. He was Lutheran and a member of the American Legion. An Army Air Corps veteran of WW II, Mr. Oltmann is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Garnet L. Oltmann; three daughters, Joanne Pierce (Danny), Michelle R. Oltmann and Jennifer Jones (Gary); two grandsons, Christopher Peters and Adam Norris; and extended loving family, Peggy Gantt, Courtney Crouch, Gantt Crouch (Tegan), Chesney, Callie, and Finley Crouch. Services and interment will be later at Bay Pines National Cemetery. www.rlwilliams.com R. Lee Williams & Son 527-1177
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
OULTEY, Evelyn of Tampa, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Visitation 5-7pm Wednesday, July 7th; Service 1pm July 8th, Friendly MBC. Jackson Funeral Home Tampa 813-239-3101
PANNIER, Fredrick Paul was born Aug. 24, 1951 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He spent his formative years in his much loved Buenos Aires, Argentina. During these years, the family periodically travelled to the States to visit grandparents, aunts and uncles on propeller planes, on the first jets, and on several ocean liners, before permanently relocating to the States with his family when he was 17 years old. He served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era in Fort Walton Beach, and in Thailand. Later, Fred studied photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, and moved to New York City upon graduation. He was self-employed and was fullfilled by his 20 year career in audio visual multimedia presentations for fortune 500 companies. His profession took him to resorts all over the world. Brazil, Argentina, Thialand, Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, Canada, England, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and Russia were among the places Fred visited. He was a member of IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) and worked on a Broadway production. Fred is survived by his father, Frank Joseph; his mother, Madlyn "Kiki" nee Menendez; his siblings, Ginny, Alice, Brian, and Jon; and by his beloved son, William Forest Pannier who gave him his greatest sense of pride and joy. He was preceeded in death by his eldest brother, Frank Mario. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Fred will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell later this summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a financial contribution to Donate Life America and becoming a registered organ and tissue donor in his memory. http://www.donatelife.net/ Words of comfort may be expressed at www.floridamortuary.net 813-237-2900
PARKER, Nancy Ann 82, born in Rochester, NY Nov. 27, 1927, died July 3, 2010. Survived by brother, Charles (Jennifer); several nieces; nephews. She devoted her life to caring for cats & dogs.
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
PETERS, Robert H. 90, of Port Richey, passed away July 5, 2010. Survived by sons, Robert and Daniel Peters and James Geaughan and their wives, Patricia, Sharon and Debbie; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Formerly of Granby, MA. Grace Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 863-5471
PHILPOTT, Anna 73, of Tampa passed away July 4, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Philpott Sr. and son, Donnie Philpott. She is survived by her sons, Kenny Philpott, Terry Philpott; daughters, Mary Brannack, Christie Diaz; six grandchildren, Dale, Donnie, Monica, Sarah, Rachel, and Joey; three great-grandchildren, Haley, Alex, and Kamron; brother, Benny; sisters, Dee, Fina, Alice, Lucy and Judy; and many other loving family members and friends. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, with a funeral service at 7 pm, Thursday, July 8, 2010 pm at Stowers Funeral Home.
POWERS-VILLANUEVA, Vera, 68, of Clearwater, died July 5, 2010. Survived by her husband, 4 children, 3 siblings and 9 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2340
ROBINSON, Rosalie L. of Clearwater, passed on July 2, 2010. Visit 6-8pm July 8, at Young's Funeral Home, 442-2388. Funeral services 2pm July 9, at Mt. Zion UMC, 825 Howard St., Clearwater.
RONNE, Marjorie Sara "Dede", 89, of Clearwater, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2010, at Bon Secours Maria Manor. She was born March 5, 1921 in Waukegan, IL. In 1941 she married the love of her life, Sven Ronne, and they moved to Clearwater in 1952. He predeceased her in 1995. Marjorie was a member of the Woman's Republican Party and a poll worker for many years. She was passionate about her yard and flowers, especially the azaleas. No visit to her home was complete without a tour of the yard. She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Terri (Ed) Lachman, St. Petersburg, Tammi (Bob) Elek, Temple Terrace; and son, Robin (Donna) Ronne, Brandon; her grandchildren, Julie Lachman, Dunedin, Ed (Angela) Lachman, Erik (Sarah) Ronne, Matt (Jennifer) Ronne, Ryan Ronne, and Sarah and Daniel Elek; her great-grandchildren, Dylan, Joey and Michael Lachman, Mary Beth, Andrew, Karter, Magdalen, Abigail and Shane Ronne; and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 9, 2010 from 3-4 pm with a Celebration of Life to follow at 4 pm, at the 2201 Dr. MLK St. N. location. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook @ www.AndersonMcQueen.com Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home N.E. St. Petersburg Chapel 727-822-2059
RUPP, Fern Westcott 83, of Gulfport, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 2, 2010. She was born March 28, 1927 in Toledo, OH to Frank J. (Fern) Westcott and graduated from DeVilbiss High School and Denison University where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Fern relocated to Florida in 1976 and resided at Isla Del Sol in St. Petersburg, where she was an avid golfer and President of the Ladies Golf Association. She enjoyed sharing her great style with customers while working many years at Casual Corner and Petite Sophisticates. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Frances W. DiTirro and her older sister, Roberta W. Maxwell. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Karen Rupp of Gulfport; and son, Frank "Westy" Rupp (Caroline) of Palm Springs, CA; and nieces and nephews. She is remembered for her ever-present smile, her love of life and her God. There will be a gathering of friends and family on Friday, July 9, 2010 from 4 pm until service time at 6 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice or Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.alifetribute.com. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport 727-347-5521
SAVILLE, Michael 47, of Largo, died June 27, 2010, at Largo Medical Center. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Largo 727-559-7793
SCHLECHT, Glenn Arthur 72, of St. Petersburg passed away July 4, 2010, at home with his family and Suncoast Hospice. He grew up in Elmira, NY and graduated from State University of New York at Albany. He was an elder of First Presbyterian Church and a member of the Board and Treasurer of the Foundation for International Missions. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Susan (nee Needles); sons, Eric of St. Petersburg, Peter (Erin) of Swannanoa, NC and Stephen of Columbus, OH; grandchildren Matthew and Nathan & Shayna Rogers; sisters, Rita Reed & Marilyn Mosher (Basil); and brother Ronald (Jean Ann). He had just returned with his wife on June 27 from his final trip to the New Hope Clinic in rural Honduras. He had seen his work completed and knew that it would carry on under the Lord's hand. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Foundation for International Missions c/o First Presbyterian Church, 701 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 or online at www.ffim.org A Celebration of Life will take place June 10, 10:30am at First Presbyterian Church.
SCHWERDTFEGER, Darlene 77, of Spring Hill (Pasco Co.), died July 5. Survived by 3 children, Stephen, Noel & Christina; 6 grands; 13 great-grands; 3 siblings, Carl, Larry & Eva. Dobies FH/Hudson
SPROLES, Lewis P. 88, of Brandon, MSG U.S. Army Ret. WWII and Korean War veteran, died July 3, 2010. To sign guestbook please visit www.veteransfuneralcare.com Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202
STERLICCHI, John 59, of Largo passed away June 29th. He is survived by wife Geraldine; son Martin; daughter Amy, and brother Michael (Jean). Visit alifetribute.com for complete obit.
SWOFFORD, Catherine 87, of Pinellas Park, passed away July 4, 2010. She is survived by her loving family. For full obituary, visit gardensanctuaryfunerals.com Garden Sanctuary 727-391-0121
TANG, Marilyn 59, of Tampa, passed away April 10, 2010. Marilyn was born on Jan. 1, 1951 in China to Jin Ziang Liu and Yuzen Wang. She is survived by family and friends. Marilyn was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.floridamortuary.net 813-237-2900
TANG, Sen 61, of Tampa, passed away April 10, 2010. Sen was born on Sept. 18, 1948 in China to Jinpin Tang and Jinghua Zheng. He is survived by family and friends. Sen was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.floridamortuary.net 813-237-2900
TAYLOR, Judge Peter J.T. 83, of Tampa, went to be with the Lord July 3, 2010. He was born in Crookham, Northumberland, England and moved to Tampa when he was a few months old. He attended local schools, graduating from H.B. Plant High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-47 as a 2nd Lt. in Korea. He graduated from the University of Florida with a BSBA degree, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order, and from Stetson University College of Law, where he was designated "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities." He practiced law in Tampa until being appointed a Circuit Judge of the 13th Judicial Court in 1983. During his tenure, he was appointed Administrative Judge of the Probate Law Division and the Family Law Division. While Administrative Judge in the Family Law Division, he helped implement and coordinate the court procedures regarding domestic violence safeguards. Judge Taylor was a member of the Florida Bar and all State and Federal Courts, the Hillsborough County and American Bar Associations, and the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Family Law Inns of Court of Tampa Bay and the American College of Probate Counsel. He was a member of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, the Scottish Rite, Holyrood Masonic Lodge, Egypt Temple Shrine and the St. Andrews Society of Florida. He was a former member of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, Tampa Yacht and Country Club, Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, the Tampa Club and the Merrymakers Club. Judge Taylor is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jane; his daughters Carole T. Kirkwood and her husband, Dan, and Susan T. Schnitzlein and her husband, Paul; six grandchildren, Jim, Pete and Wendy Kirkwood and Ellen, Matt and Nathan Schnitzlein; his sister, Sarah Jane Taylor, all of Tampa, and his brother-in-law, Dr. James R. Duke of Baltimore, MD. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas A.T. Taylor. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at 11am at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church. Honorary pallbearers will be the active and retired judges of Hillsborough County. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609 or to the charity of their choice. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel in charge of cremation arrangements 813-876-2421.
THOMPSON, Brinton Pearce 77, of Falls Church, VA, passed away on June 30, 2010, at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, VA. He was born in St. Petersburg. He attended the University of Florida and the University of Virginia. After serving in the Army, he taught economics at Virginia Military Institute. Following that Mr. Thompson was in College Administration at Western New England University, Brown University and George Mason University. He then joined Tax Associates in Falls Church. His interests included collecting antique clocks. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Edith Patricia Thompson of Falls Church. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at 11 am at Everly Community Funeral Care, 6161 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church with a gathering one hour prior. Burial will follow at Columbia Gardens Cemetery.
VELAZQUEZ, Juan Juan was born on July 19th, 1948 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. His parents were Eugenio Velazquez and Juana Nieves Pagan. Juan boarded his first plane in 1955 at the age of six and moved to 110 St. and Madison Ave in Manhattan, New York. He graduated in 1966 from Samuel Gompers Vocational high school with a certification in woodworking. As his new life began in New York, Juan shared his love with his four children Nadine, Rosalyn, Brian and James. His children always loved him and he was always there to help in any situation. This love of family grew even more once grandchildren came into the picture. His legacy lives on through Brandon, Ariana, Jordan, Ethan, Maya, Anthony and with God's blessing, the soon to arrive Baby Nimja. Juan's face lit up like a Christmas tree when ever family and friends came over. Juan is survived by his sisters, Carmen and Francis in addition to his five nieces; Gloria, Evelyn, Madeline, Nilsa and Mirta and five nephews; Rafael, Jose, Ramon, Edwin and Dennis. He was a loving uncle to all the children that grew into these families. He enjoyed a life long career as a Merchant Marine, Bosun for 28 years. With this job came the benefit of travelling the world many times over. A few of those destinations included Russia, Egypt, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Africa and Spain. Juan attended the Atlantic Fleet Helicopter Operations School and had the distinction of receiving numerous certifications from U.S. Navy Military Sea Lift Command as well as the Department of Defense. His certifications included cold water survival, ship board helicopter fire fighter, small arms, anti-terrorism, basic marine fire fighter and also had the distinguished honor of serving on the U.S. Naval ship Lcpl. Roy M. Wheat. In 1986 he relocated to Tampa, and began a dual career as a business entrepreneur. Juan was the man who could turn a dollar out of 15 cents. Juan was known to many as a funny, outgoing and happy individual loved by many more than we can possibly mention. While Juan enjoyed many hobbies such as fishing and salsa dancing, nothing gave him more pleasure than kicking back in his favorite chair and watching the Sci-Fi channel with his grand kids, toss in some seafood and you had one happy man! He enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandchildren as well as his dogs, Spyder, Lacy, Chiquita and Zooey they all loved him. Juan passed away on June 28th, 2010 in Melech Hospice House surrounded by his family. He is survived by his 4 children, their spouses and his many grandchildren. In keeping with his final wishes to be cremated, his ashes will be kept at Sunset Memory Gardens here in Florida. Throughout his life Juan was a happy, giving and loving man. His sense of humor and constant smile were proof of this. Juan leaves behind a loving and devoted wife, Gloria, a legacy of cherished memories, family and lasting friendships. Everyone whose lives he touched will always remember the man that never stopped grinning, Mr. Juan Velazquez, Teets, POP Gonzalez Funeral Home 813-931-1833
WALKER, James R. 76, of Palm Harbor, died June 29. Survived by wife Joyce; daughter, Barbara; son-in-law, John. Memorial Gathering July 17, 11 am at National Cremation Society 4945 East Bay Drive.
WALKER, Marjorie B. 79, of Tampa passed away July 4, 2010. Survivors include her loving son, Conrad and sisters, Betty Apostol and Elaine Ackerman.
WALLACE, Fay C. 94, of Tampa, died June 4, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Edwin and one granddaughter. She is survived by her sister, Florence Crossgrove; daughters, Shirley Bozeman (David) and Beverly Richardson (Howard); 3 grandsons, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be Wednesday, June 7, 2010 at 2 pm at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to LifePath Hospice: 813-877-2200. Services by Blount & Curry F.H. MacDill Ave. Chapel.
WELLER, Kathleen B. "Kathy", 90, of New Port Richey, died July 5. Survived by nieces, nephews, grand, great & great-great-grand nieces, nephews; friend Meryl. NorthMeadowLawnFuneral.com
WISNIEWSKI, Sylvester 89, of Palm Harbor, died June 29, 2010. Survived by daughters, Barbara & Susan (Walter); sister, Vera; granddaughter, Jennifer. Contact Curlew Hills F.H. 727-789-2000
WITTSTOCK, Annabelle Marie, 84, of Port Richey, died July 4. Survived by son, Gordon; daughter, Linda; grandchildren, Sarah, Jennifer, Julia & Gordon, Jr. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson 868-4441