ADAMS, Frank Roland Jr. 90, of St. Petersburg, passed away July 3, 2010 and is at home with his Lord & Savior. Frank was born in Pensacola, to Frank R. Adams Sr. and Helen F. Adams. He was one of four brothers, attended schools in St. Petersburg, graduating from St. Petersburg High School, and attended St. Petersburg Junior College before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet in 1942. He separated from active service in 1946 with the rank of First Lt., last serving as a field staff pilot. Following the service, he worked as a regional sales representataive and as a small business owner before returning to St. Petersburg to establish a real estate brokerage agency, as well as, a group benefits insurance consulting agency. Upon retirement, Frank enjoyed his family, making friends with everyone he met, extended cross country RV adventures, golf and tennis. He was a long term member of the First Presbyterian Church, having served as Deacon, Elder, Trustee and with many church committees. Frank is survived by his wife Tricia Adams; daughters, Ruth Anne Niles (Jerry) & Fran Stumpff (Ed); son Frank Adams III (Alice); eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren & Ella expected in October. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Bill, Charles and Dick; and his first wife Mary Alice Adams. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2:30pm, at the First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be directed to Woodside Suncoast Hospice, 6770 102nd Ave. N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782. The family extends its' thanks to Dr. Mark Shay, Woodside Suncoast Hospice staff, and the many friends who meant so much to Frank throughout his illness.
ALLISON, Robert L. Sr. 64, of Tampa, passed away July 5, 2010. He is survived by his wife Gale; sons, Robert L. Allison Jr. and Jeffrey Allison both of Tampa; brother, Karl M. Allison Jr. of Largo; sister Ann Slevin of Lake Placid; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will take place 10 am Saturday, July 10th, at Oakwood Community Church, 11209 Casey Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Melech Hospice House. Swilley Funeral Home 813-932-6157
APOIAN, Robert 76, passed away July 7, 2010. U.S. Army Korean War vet. Preceded by wife Caroline. Survived by children, Greg, Robert, Gerry, Glen, Patrick & Ruth; sister Anna; 14 grands; 2 great-grands. Downing F.H.
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
BAXLEY, Bernard W. Jr., "Bernie" 48, of Largo, passed July 6, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends. A letter carrier for the Pinellas Park Post Office, he is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Bernard III; daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, parents, Bernard Sr. and Lucy, a brother, Martin and 2 grandchildren. Visitations will be Monday, July 12, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Mohn's, 9700 Seminole Blvd. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 13th at 4 pm at Calvery Chapel, 8900 U.S. 19 in Pinellas Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or The Postal Employees' Relief Fund. www.mohnfuneralhome.com Mohn Funeral Home - Seminole
BLAND, William Richard "Rick" 48, entered into rest July 6, 2010. Born in Tampa, Rick was a resident of Bushnell. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Kelly Bland. Survivors include his son, Dustin Bland of Pinellas Park; one granddaughter; mother, Patricia Bland of Zephyrhills; father, Donald Bland Sr. of Bushnell; three brothers, Donald Bland Jr. of Brooksville, Ronald Bland of Bushnell, Terry Bland of Inverness; special friend, Deloris Smith; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
BOSS, Donald J. 77, of Hudson, June 30. Survived by daughter Donna & loving family. Inurnment at Florida National Cemetery. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home New Port Richey 727-845-1957
CARR, Rosemary (nee Hession) 63, of Largo, passed away on Monday, July 5th, from complications arising from her diabetes. Born in Brookline, MA, in 1947, to John and Mary Hession, she grew up in Cochituate, MA. She married Victor Carr in 1967, and attended Framingham State College, where she got her BS and MS in biochemistry and nutrition. She began her professional career at Leary Laboratories in Boston, and spent several years doing research in diabetes at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. For a short period she pursued a PhD at Clark University, in Worcester, MA, but gave it up to found Computer Help with her husband, while raising their daughter, Susan. In 1993, Rosemary, Victor and Susan moved to Columbia, MD, where she worked for a consulting firm in support of the Dept. of Defense, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and for Verizon as a Project Manager in various areas of IT. In 2003, she and Victor moved to Largo, where she worked as a Project Manager in support of Imaging in the VA. She retired from a professional life in 2008. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Victor; their daughter Susan; her sister Karen Lloyd; her niece Colleen Lloyd, and her nephew, Robert Lloyd, Jr., along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be a Mass offered at Holy Family Church, 78th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, and First St., on Friday, July 9, 2010, at 10 am. ALife Tribute Largo 559-7793
CARTER, Foster 52 of Brooksville, passed away July 8, 2010, at his home under the care of his loving family and Hospice. He was a lifelong resident of Brooksville and owner of Foster Carter's Industrial Services. He is predeceased by his parents John and Louise Carter. He is survived by his loving wife Pamela; daughter, Natalie Rooks and her husband Justin; 4 sisters, Gillie Estelle Grubbs, Frances Carter Case, Annette Carter and Margaret Carter McGuire and her husband Tim; 3 brothers, Joe Mack Carter, John Henry Carter and his wife Debbie and George Terry Carter and his wife Lisa, several nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be on July 10, 2010, from 10-11 am at Eden Baptist Church; Graveside Services to follow at the Brooksville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family request donations to be made to HPH Hospice. Visit www.brewerfuneral.com for full obit and to leave your condolences. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991
CONTOS, Janice A. 84, of St. Petersburg, passed away July 06, 2010. She was a native of Newburyport, MA and moved here in 1972. She was a homemaker and a member of Bay Ridge Baptist Church. She was an avid reader. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Nicholas in February. She is survived by her 4 sons, Herb, Paul, Gary, and Joshua; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a brother, Forest Stanwood of Newburyport, MA. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, July 13th at Memorial Park Funeral Home 727-527-1196
CORBETT, Georgenia 74, of St. Petersburg, died on July 5, 2010. She moved to St. Petersburg from her native Belleville, FL. Devoted and loving family to cherish her memories, daughters Quinetta and Britanis Corbett; sister, Lizzie Murray (Noble); brother, Herbert Corbett; 2 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11am Saturday, July 10th at Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church (Youth Chapel). Visitation, 4-7pm Friday, July 9th, family will receive friends 5:30pm at Smith Funeral Home, 894-2266. Share condolences at www.smithfhinc.com
DEAN, Jean 84, beloved mother of Susan & Stephanie. Preceded in death by husband of 64 years, Leslie; grandmother to Marc (Lisa) & 2 great-grandchildren. Member of St. Paul's UMC.
DORCH, Ida Russo 85, of Tarpon Springs, died July 7, 2010. Survived by daughter Trudy Hurst; 2 grandchildren, April Nickens and Victor Hurst; great-grand-son, Bobby Rondos; great- great-grandson Bradley. A memorial service will be held at 3pm Saturday at Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Chapel 727-942-0515. dobiesfuneralhome.com
ECKERT, Elizabeth Rosemary 86, of Spring Hill, died July 7, 2010. Memorial Mass 10 am Friday, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Turner F.H. 352 796-9661 turnerfuneralandcremation.com
ELLIS, Mary G. 84, died July 3, 2010. Born and raised in Augusta, GA. She is predeceased by her husband James Franklin Ellis Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Libbie, Pat & Beth; 3 grand & 2 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2pm, July 21 at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation or Habitat for Humanity. Global Mortuary 727-530-3600
ENGELENBERG, Lema (Hawkins) passed away peacefully June 4th. She was preceded by her beloved husband Henry "Junior" Engelenberg and her siblings Evelyn, Sarah and Wesley. She graduated from St. Pete High School while working at Webb city. She attended Nurses training at Pensacola during WWII. After the war she married Junior and they started building houses together. They didn't have children but life was full of work, fun, dogs and caring for friends and family. She is survived by her nephew Albert, great-nephew Gabriel and great-niece Aleah. May she rest in the everlasting arms. Memorials to a favorite animal charity.
FLETCHER, Mary Ann 61, of Largo passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Clearwater. She is survived by her loving family. ALifeTribute-Largo 559-7793
FOWLER, Gerald Age 67, passed away unexpectedly June 27 at his home in Palm Harbor. Gerald grew up in Mt. Vernon, IL. He obtained an AA degree from Mt Vernon Community College, a BA degree from University of Dubuque, and later an MBA degree.He worked in the insurance field. His family and friends loved him for his gentleness, kindness, and especially for his humor and wit which made family gatherings wonderfully happy times. He was preceded in death by his mother, Golda Fowler of Mt. Vernon, IL. Survivors include siblings, Ron Fowler of O'Fallon, MO, Robert Fowler (Denny) of Caseyville, IL, Darlene Carnahan (Barry) of Tarpon Springs, and Norma (Archie) Ferguson of Mesa, AZ.
FRESTICK, Donald R. 76, of New Port Richey, died July 7, 2010. Survived by wife Ruth; son Michael; 2 grandchildren; and 2 sisters. Nat'l Cremation & Burial Society Hudson 727-847-4745
GIRARDI, Florence Ruskin age 99,passed away, peacefully, on Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Baytree Lakeside in St. Petersburg. She was born in Chicago, IL, on July 1, 1911, to the late Sadie Kessler Ruskin and Jacob Ruskin. Mrs. Girardi was a loving and caring individual who touched many lives during her long life. She spent her formative years in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Flushing, Long Island, NY, after marrying.She retired from the retail world in 1978, and moved to St. Petersburg, with her husband, John Girardi. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and her special friends and caregivers, Norma and John O'Donoghue. She was predeceased by her husband, John Girardi; her sisters, Ruth Ruskin Berry and Estelle Ruskin Fine, and her brother, Al Ruskin. Donations may be made in memory of Florence to:Suncoast Hospice, 3050 1st Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712.
GOMEZ, John P. 101, died July 3, 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
GRAVES, Sherrill S. 75, of Tampa, passed away July 6, 2010 under the care of LifePath Hospice. He was a former operator for R.H. Taylor Radiator Manufacturing and retired from the Hillsborough County Public Works-Unit number 1. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; parents, Charles "Jack" and Estelle Graves; and brothers, Richard Sr. and Charles Jr. He is survived by his stepsons, Daniel Baker & Ronald Baker; stepdaughters, Tammy, Debbie and Teresa; brother, Robert (Pat) Graves; sister, Brenda Graves; sisters-in-law, Juanita Palmer and Dottie Graves; several grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. A funeral service will take place at 11am, Saturday, July 10th at Stowers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
HAAG, Margaret Ann "Peg" passed away on July 6, 2010. She is survived by her husband Richard; their children Elizabeth O'Day, Katharine Haag, Richard Jr., and Patricia Preshur; 12 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild; in addition to a sister Patricia Higgins and brother William Higgins. While she was waiting for her husband to complete an Air Force career, she completed a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree. She then worked with elementary students as a guidance counselor in Omaha, NE, and spent 20 years in The Pinellas County school system. She enjoyed golf, sewing, tutoring and bridge to fill her day. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at 9 am with Services to follow at 10 am at Mansion Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Ellenton. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in the future. Family request donations to Hospice in lieu of flowers.
HARVILL, Tammy Lynn 39, of St. Petersburg, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010. Born on Aug. 21, 1970, in Tampa, to Gary Edward Harvill and Helen Jeffries. Tammy was preceded in death by her grandparents Helen and John Brown and her step-father, who raised her, Charles K. Jeffries. Survivors include her parents; daughter Amber N. DeLuna; brothers Gary Eugene Harvill, Charles E. Jeffries and Randy Jeffries; sisters Candise Lehmann and Mandy Jeffries and many other family and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, July 10, from 12-1 pm with Funeral Services at 1 pm, both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon. Please visit www.mem.com to leave condolences and view Tammy's Everlasting Memorial. Donations can be sent in Tammy's name to Joyce Meyer Ministries. Tammy will deeply missed and forever loved.
HELLENBRECHT, Richard 67, died July 6. He retired from IBM. One of the initial founder of the NJ Lighthouse Society. He is survived by 3 children; 3 sisters; aunt; nieces & nephews.
HOJARA, David A. 62, of Clearwater, died July 7, 2010. Survived 2 children; 3 siblings; 2 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Services, Inc. Largo 727-517-2340
KARAS, Joseph 86, of New Port Richey, died July 8, 2010. Survived by children, Joseph, Cindy & Robert; 3 grandchildren and dog, Pooh. National Cremation Society, Hudson
KING, Irmengard 85, of Largo, passed peacefully on July 6, 2010 at home with family at her side. She was born in Starnburg, Germany.As a teen Irmi was active in the sports club. During WWII she was a nurse specializing in physical therapy.Irmi was also a Sears retiree. She was preceded in death by her father Anton Kleibl, mother Laura Kleibl, and daughter Maxine Herl. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Robert; sister Laura Hartenstein of Germany; son Anton King of FL; daughters, Inga Sellers (Jim), Bonita Schreiber (Ken), Veda Wood (Dennis), of Texas and daughter and caregiver Shirley Odom of Largo; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grand-children. A celebration of her life will be 12pm Sunday, July 11th at Suncoast Hospice Sanctuary, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Suncoast Hospice.
KING, Katherine "Kitty" 91, of St. Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin. She is survived by her sister, Elsie Theodore; nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2010, beginning at 1 pm with a service at 2 pm at Anderson McQueen Family Tribute Center, 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.AndersonMcQueen.com Anderson McQueen Family Tribute Center 727-822-2059
KISER, Vance Douglas 67, of Largo, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010. He is survived by his loving family and many friends. National Cremation Society
MACALUSO, Stephen F. 47, of Port Richey, died July 6. He is survived by his mother, Maria; father, Bernard; son Vincent; siblings Christopher & Lisa. www.prevattfuneralhome.com
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
MASTERS, Sylvia P. 85, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010. She is survived by 2 daughters, Janet Masters, Laurie Compton; brother Fred Peters. Abbey Affordable 517-2340
McCLAIN, Helen L. 93, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2010, in Orange Park. Helen was a resident of St. Petersburg, since 1920, before moving to Orange Park. Helen and her husband of 65 years, Carl L. McClain were charter members of Mirror Lake Christian Church and were instrumental in the founding of Palm Lake Christian Church. She was predeceased by Carl in 2000. Survivors include her sons, Robert L. McClain (Barbara) and Larry F. McClain (Mary); grandchildren, Susan McClain, Mark McClain, Linda Popielarczk Wendy McClain, Shelly Stanley and William McClain; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Eric, Connor, Trisha, Kyle, Ryan, Elizabeth, Mia and Kacey. Funeral services in celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010, 11 am in the chapel of R. Lee Williams Funeral Home, 3530 49th St. N., St. Petersburg, with Rev. Greg Howell officiating. Family and friends will visit from 10 until 11 am prior to the service. Burial will follow at Royal Palm Cemetery South. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations in Helen's memory to Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22nd Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710.
McLAURIN, Elsie Armwood passed away at home in Seffner, Wednesday morning, July 7, 2010. She is a former teacher who taught in both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties for 41 years. She is survived by one daughter, Karen P. Mansfield and son-in-law Stanley L. Mansfield. Additional survivors include a sister, Frances E. Jackson of Washington, D.C.; niece Bernadette Washington and husband Nathaniel of Tampa, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The public viewing will be from 5 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, July 13th at Stone Memorial Funeral Home in Tampa, Rev. Watson Haynes officiating. A private graveside service will be held.
McMILLEN, Kathleen P. 58 years, died on Thursday, July 1st, 2010. Kathy was born in Columbus, OH, and graduated from Father Joseph Wherle Memorial High School. She moved to Tampa in 1971 and has resided here since that time, graduating from Hillsborough Community College. She will be greatly missed by sisters, Barbara Coffman of Hiawassee, GA, Betty Delgarn of Wauconda, IL, Charlene McMillen Holbrook of Lakeland; brother Steve Oakley of Clearwater; nieces Barbara Trudell and Sarah Holbrook; nephews, Chuck Kenyon, Keith and Stephen Oakley, Brian & Brad Coffman; aunt and uncle Barbara and Gerald McMillen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joellen and Charles J. McMillen and her brother Charles. Services will be held Saturday, July 10, at 3pm at Keystone United Methodist Church, 16301 Racetrack Road, Odessa, FL 33556. Express words of comfort at www.blountcurry.com. Blount Curry Funeral Homes 813-968-2231
NITSCHE, Laura P. 60, of New Port Richey, died July 3, 2010. Survivors include husband of 32 years, Edward; sons, Scott & Shawn Feeney; daughter & son-in-law, Dawn & Patrick Zegan; stepson, Marc; stepdaughter April Feeney; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Thom and Ellis Phillps. Prece-ded in death by Richard Feeney, Colleen Feeney and a stepson, Scott Nitsche. Visitation from 10-11:30am Sunday July 11, followed by a service and then burial at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. Dobies Funeral Home - 7 Springs Chapel 727-372-2550 www.dobiesfuneralhome.com
OLSEN, June Marie 87, passed away Wednesday, July 7th, 2010. The only child of Thomas & Marie Mathisen was born June 24th, 1923. Survived by devoted & loving husband Robert of 63 years; children William (Joan) Olsen and Karen (Charles) Hennessey; and grandchildren Ryan, Gregory, & Kevin Olsen & Matthew & Laurie Hennessey. Preceded in death by her youngest son James Alan in 1995. Bob & June met when she was 11 & he was 12. They joined in marriage after WWII by the renowned Dr. Joshua Oden at Irving Park Lutheran Church in Chicago. June was a very beautiful woman both inside & outside and was a shining example of one of the finest persons a society can produce. In April, 2010, 63 years of marriage & in June her 87th birthday was celebrated. We, her family, were very lucky to have her as wife, mother, and grandparent & she will be greatly missed. Sadly, the world is less today than yesterday. Reese Funeral Home 727-391-9954
OUGH, Dorothy M.L. 87, passed away June 19th, 2010. Born in New Bedford, MA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Msgt. John T.W. Ough, USMC. Moved to St. Petersburg in 1968 & enjoyed 28 years of motorhome traveling. Survived by her daughters, Barbara Windle (Don), Jacqueline Mordvar (Paul); grand-children, Mandy Earlywine, Jennifer Harrison, Curtis Cruise (Tonya); great-grandchildren, Alex Bravo, Brandon Ratner, Connor Cruise. Memorial service 11 am, July 17th at N.E. Park Baptist Church, St. Petersburg
PALUMBO, Mildred J. 88, of New Port Richey, died July 7, 2010. Survivors: daughter Virginia Sauter; sons, James, Paul, Brian & Perry and loving family. Visit 4-7pm Michels & Lundquist FH.
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
PEREZ, Lorenzo Jr. "Papo" 53, passed away July 3, 2010. He was born in Waukegan, IL and is survived by his wife of 30 years, Esther; sons, Andrew & Anthony; mother, Dolores, 2 brothers & 4 sisters. The family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.
POLITO, Virginia 97, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439
POTTER, Dawn L. Age 84, of Lake Connolly MHP in Holiday, died July 7, 2010. She was a retired Sr. Master Sgt. USAF. Visitation Saturday, 10 am until service at 11, North Meadowlawn Funeral Home.
RANDOLPH, Elsie 89, died June 13, 2010. A memorial service will be at 3pm, July 11 at the Feather Sound Community Church, 13880 Feather Sound Dr., Clearwater. www.geeandsorensen.com
RICCI, Francis L. 78, of St. Pete Beach, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Born in Winchester, VA he came here in 1957 from Front Royal, VA. He was an Army veteran of Korea, and retired as a painting contractor. He was a loving and caring person. Survivors include his wife Louise; sons, Charles and John; sister Betty Lutz; brothers, William and Peter; and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday, July 13th, at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave., with burial to follow at Bay Pines National Cemetery with military honors. Online memorial & guestbook @ www.brettfuneralhome.net Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services 727-321-3321
RUB, Joyce (nee Cummings) Beloved wife of William "Whitey" Rub; devoted mother of Sharon, Kathleen and the late Bill Rub; dear mother- in-law of Linda Rub; loving grandmother of Eric (Chris-tina), Christy (Scott) Kroner and Jennifer (Andy) Gabicki; loving great-grandmother to Lori, Mason, Chloe & Nathan; dear sister of Loraine (Gene) Keck and the late Robert, Jack, Cliff, Earl, June, Jeannie (Ed) Lynch, Patricia (Lud) Pfeil, Marie (Joe) Buchanan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Formerly of Cincinnati, OH. Passed away at age 83 at home on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be conducted on, Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Pinecrest Funeral Chapel at 1pm with Reverend Eugene O. Setchel officiating. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel Spring Hill 352-684-0001 www.pinecrestfuneralchapel.com
RUGGIERO, John Jr. 86, of Oldsmar, died July 7, 2010. Survived by his wife, Geneva; son John III, and five siblings. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439
SALEM, Shulamith 85, died June 11, 2010, in Pinellas Park, after an extended illness. Shulamith was born in Israel on Oct. 6, 1924, the daughter of Jacob and Pnina Rechavia. In 1947, she moved to West Lafayette, IN and married Samuel Salem. They moved to Akron, OH in 1951. Shulamith was a musician, artist, and writer. In Israel she studied classical piano, later studied art and music at Kent State, including classical Spanish guitar, and then studied at Penland School of Crafts. Described as abstract expressionism, her artworks were shown in the U.S. and Israel, including paintings, ceiling-height batiks, life-size sculptures, cloisonné enamel, ceramics and jewelry. Her poetry and art books were published in Israel, and over 100 complete books were not yet published. In 1996, Shula was featured in the documentary: "Gekan: A Life of 3 Artists." Shula's pioneering parents immigrated from the Soviet Union to Palestine in 1917. In 1939, her father was knighted in Jerusalem by Sir Harold McMichael on behalf of King George VI of England for service to the British Empire and Palestine. On her mother's side, she was a descendent to Shalom Yakov Abramowitz, known as "Mendele the Bookseller," the "grandfather of Yiddish literature." She is survived by brothers, Shmuel Rechavia of Tel-Aviv, Israel, and Reuven Rechavia of Hertzelia, Israel, and sons, Michael I. Salem of Rutland, VT, Ronald E. Salem of Santa Ana, CA (partner Jason Nguyen), and Jonathan D. Salem of Tampa, (wife Angela), and granddaughters, Abigail Rachelle Salem and Gavriella Rebecca Salem of Tampa. The service and burial were held at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater. Rabbi Victoria Ben-Toviya of Florida Suncoast Woodside Hospice conducted the ceremony. Gifts may be made to Suncoast Woodside Hospice or Menorah Manor. Guestbook at davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911
SAWYER, Frederick L. Jr. "Jack" 71 of Tarpon Springs, died July 7, 2010. Born in Springfield, MA he came here in 1997 from Ludlow, MA. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a machinist for Rexnord Inc. He was president of United Steel Workers of America Local #3326. He was an avid fisherman, loved bowling, playing poker and blackjack. He is survived by wife Viola; son Ronald (Anne) Puchala; daughters, Rhea (Joseph) Commisso & JoAnn (Richard) Gillespie; brothers, Harold & Howard (Ann); sister Eleanor (Phil) Pelletier; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shriner's Children's Hospital Springfield, MA, www.shrinershq.org. Visitation 6-8 Sunday, July 11 at Vinson Funeral Home. Funeral 3:30 pm Monday, July 12 in Faith Chapel at the First United Methodist Church. Vinson Funeral Home Tarpon Springs 727-937-6111
SCOTTI, Salvatore A. 87, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Bayfront Medical Center. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute-Gulfport
SNYDER, Jack Barry Sr. 69, of Wellington, FL, died June 30. Survived by wife Patricia; son Jack Barry Jr.; daughter Christine Schwager. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home New Port Richey 727-845-1957
STEFFNY, Johann M. "Hans" 90, of Pinellas Park, died on July 7, 2010. He is survived by his wife, daughter, grandchildren, and friends. Memorial Park Funeral Home
STOKES, Dorothy B. 94, went home to be with the Lord July 6, 2010. She was born in Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Taylor Stokes; her father, George Wharton Beswick; her mother, Rose Tripper Beswick; and her brother, George William Beswick. She received her B.A. degree from Mississippi College and M.A. degree from Peabody College. Dorothy touched the lives of many people during her 17 years of teaching English at Hillsborough High School in Tampa. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Temple Terrace United Methodist Church, Temple Terrace Women's Club, and Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), Chapter DV. Dorothy enjoyed traveling with her husband and reading. The family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses who cared for Dorothy during the last four and a half years at her home in Temple Terrace. A memorial service will take place at 11 am, Monday, July 12, at Temple Terrace United Methodist Church, 5030 E. Busch Blvd. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the P.E.O., General Fund, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312-2899; the Temple Terrace United Methodist Church; or the Lee and Dorothy Stokes Scholarship, USF College of Business, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620-5500.
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.
TEW, Myrtice H. 82, of Lithia, began her dance with Jesus on July 5, 2010, in Lewisburg, PA. Myrtice was a native Floridian born and raised in Lithia, and a member of Keysville Assembly of God. She worked for 30 years as a personnel manager for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, but she would tell you her true profession was being a Christian mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Tew. She is survived by her four children, Michael, Steven, Sandra and Lou Ann; siblings James Hunter, Nellie Henderson, and Nadine Faulkner; and 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation on Sunday, July 11, from 2-4 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 SR 39 S., Plant City. Services on Monday, July 12, at 10 am at Hopewell Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Expressions of condolence at www.hopewellfuneral.com.
THOMAS, Bertha A. 90, a native of Tampa, went to be with her Saviour on July 3, 2010. She was a member of Incarnation Catholic Church and a 23 year volunteer at the Town & Country Hospital. Bertha is survived by her loving family, daughter, Sandra (Jim) Palermo; grandchildren, Vincent Palermo, Leslie (Ralph) D'Elia, and Christopher (Tina) Palermo; great-grandchildren, Anthony Palermo, Daniel (Amanda) Palermo, Vinny Palermo, Ralph D'Elia, Tommy D'Elia, Joey D'Elia, and arriving in October, baby Christopher Palermo, Jr. sister, Lydia Quesada and brother; Al (Mary) Alvarez. She was preceded in death by her husband Manuel. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass 11 am, Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Incarnation Catholic Church, Tampa. Memorial donations may be made in Bertha's memory to LifePath Hospice. Please sign our online guestbook at www.blountcurrywest.com Blount & Curry West Chapel, Tampa in charge of arrangements. 813-814-4444.
THOMPSON, Mary L. 74, of Tampa, died July 5, 2010. Survived by children Brenda, Paula, Shelby & Robert Jr.; 2 sisters; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Nat'l Cremation & Burial Society
TOBIN, Stanley 68, of Hudson, passed away July 3. Survived by daughter, Kristen Ervin. Dobies F.H. - Hudson Chapel www.dobiesfuneralhome.com
TRUESDALE, Thomas "Tom" 86 of Holiday, died July 7. Survived by niece, Maureen Woods and nephew, Duane Truesdale. Contributions to HPH Hospice. Dobies - Holiday Chapel dobiesfuneralhome.com
TURNER, Patricia A. (Harris) 79, of St. Petersburg, passed away on July 7, 2010, at Hospice Woodside House, Pinellas Park, surrounded by her loving family after fighting a long illness. She was born in Louisville, KY, on July 10, 1930, to Sid and Ora Lee Conway. Patricia is predeceased by her husband Donald E. Turner Jr., and daughter Melissa Joy Briggs. She is survived by her sister, Susan Hommer Reda, of Jacksonville, and brother, Sid Conway Jr., (Sarah) of Sarasota; by her loving daughter, Elizabeth Turner Keeley, of St. Petersburg; son Michael J. James, of Marshfield, MA; four grandchildren, Hannah Arroyave, Lauren Briggs, Jillian James, Kristi James, and Michael James II; and five great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Florida Suncoast Hospice for their excellent care and a special "thank you" to Shirley Spear Begley. A gathering is scheduled for July 10, 2010, from 5 to 7 pm. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook @ www.AndersonMcQueen.com Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home N.E. St. Petersburg Chapel 727-822-2059
VILLENEUVE, William A. 60, of Dunedin, died July 8, 2010. He is survived by a wife; 3 children; 2 brothers; 2 grand and 1 great-grandchild. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral, Largo 727-517-2340
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.
ZARKA, Margaret S. 88, of Palm Harbor, passed away July 6. Survived by her children J. Michael Jr., Karen, & Gayle; 3 siblings; 8 grand and 10 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home