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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.

ALDRIDGE, Kenneth "Ken" died July 9, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Jean and family. Turner Funeral Homes 352-796-9661

BAKER, Valarie 44, died July 2nd.Survived by her loving family. Services 2 pm Wednesday, July 14th, 280 Mariner Blvd. Donate to Humane Society 202-452-1100. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

BARNETT, Nelson 58, of St. Petersburg died June 30, 2010. Survived by daughter, Jennifer; brother, Dave & his longtime girlfriend, Lisa. He was predeceased by his brother, William. Taylor FH

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. Mohn Funeral Home - Seminole

BOWER, Janine Helene 77, of Largo, went home to be with the Lord July 6, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family and caregiver. Born in Angouleme, France, she came to Florida in the late 1950's. She met and married Kenneth Bower who was the love of her life for 49 years on June 24, 1961. Janine worked as a homemaker and a hair stylist. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Bower; children, Steven Bower, Terrance Costello and wife Denise, and Patricia O'Connor and husband Neil; grandchildren, Jennifer Bardill and husband Skye, Joshua Bower, Alec Bower and Dylan Costello; great-grandchildren, Madeline, Aidan and Piper Bardill; niece, Veronique Ballot; and grand-niece, Anne-Laure Albessard. With the loss of our precious and wonderful Janine, we lost the heart of our family and we deeply mourn her too soon passing. Memorial Service will be held at Moss Feaster Funeral Home in Largo, 727-562-2080. Condolences may be offered at

BUCHANAN, Walter Herbert 94 passed away July 9, 2010. He is survived by his loving family. Online guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911

BUNCH, Margaret Helen 86, of Dunedin, died July 2, 2010. Memorial service 11 am Saturday, July 17 at Countryside Baptist Church, Clearwater. Please sign registry at

CHAMPION, June P. 86, of Tarpon Springs, passed away on Friday at Brookside Hospice. She is survived by three children, Lynn Rothfuss, Laura Sheahen and Cteven Champion. Private cremation services under the direction of International Casket & Urn Funeral Home.

COATES, Norman L. 85, of New Port Richey, died Friday, July 9, 2010 at Marliere Care Center, New Port Richey. National Cremation & Burial Society

COSTA, Anthony J. 67, of New Port Richey, died July 8. Survived by wife, Barbara daughter, Barbara; 2 sons, Anthony & Joseph; 4 grands & 1 great-grandchild. Morgan F. H. 727-847-3999

CRISANTO, Florence M. 83, of Port Richey, died July 8, 2010. Survived by 2 sons, a sister and 2 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2340

DETIBERUS, Nancy 85 of New Port Richey, died July 8. She is survived by sons, Doug and Dennis; 7 grand; and 5 sisters. Dobies FH/Congress Chapel

DiBETTA, Joe 81, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Joe was retired from the Florida Department of Agriculture, as a state meat inspector. He was born in Ybor City, and was a lifelong resident of Tampa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alicia Suarez Di Betta, and his oldest son, Joe Di Betta II. Joe missed Alicia horribly for the past 27 months, as they were soulmates since their teenage years in Ybor City, and later finding each other again later in life, being married for 48 years. They lived for each other and their family everyday. They were inseparable here on earth, and are now reunited and dancing in heaven. Joe and Alice were special people who helped anyone who needed anything or asked, be they strangers or friends. They instilled that and so much more to their children and grandchildren, by example and teachings. He is survived by his sons, Adolfo (Al) Luis-Suarez and Carl David Luis. As per Joe and Alicia's requests there will be no public services. They requested their ashes be mixed together for eternity. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.florida 813-237-2900

DILLARD, Dolores Evitt Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grand-mother passed away on July 2, 2010. For further information

DINAN, Mary V. 63, of Hudson, died July 8. Survived by companion, Andrew Law; daughter, Wendy; siblings, Jack, Robert, Cathy & Sandy; Grandson, Kenny. Dobies FH/Hudson Chapel

DINNELL, Mason Wesley Infant son of Chad Dinnell, Ashely Posey. Born June 30, died July 5. Survived by his sister Rilynn Posey; grandparents and loving family. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

DOWD, Thomas E. Sr. passed away July 8, 2010. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8, Sunday, July 11 and service 10 am Monday, July 12 at Turner Funeral Homes, 14360 Spring Hill Drive / 352-796-9661

DRESSEL, Carol A. moved to Florida in 1981 -1982 from her home state of Michigan. At Michigan State University she had earned Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and psychology and a Master of Science degree in Educational Research. Carol spent much of her career working in service to the elderly. She joined Neighbor Senior Services in 1982 and worked with many programs and clients within that area. Her passion was reading and rarely could she be found without a book. She also had a love of music and differing cultures. In 2009 she moved to California to be closer to family and died there on July 5th with her two sisters, Linda and Jeana Dressel by her side. Anyone wishing to honor her is requested to give to his or her favorite charity.

DuFRESNE, Ilene 65, died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Jacaranda Manor. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute-Gulfport

EGBERT, Richard 79, A U.S. Airforce Korean War Veteran. passed July 8th, 2010. Survived by wife, Patsy; son, Richard; daughters, Pamela & Kimberly, 3 grands. Downing Funeral Home

ELLIS, Mary G. 84, died July 3, 2010. Born and raised in Augusta, GA. She is prede-ceased 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.

FACCHINE, Daniel David 25, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, July 2, at his home. He is survived by son Aiden, girlfriend Sara Hadley, mother Diane, siblings Jason, Kelly, Patrick, Kyle, Joe and Melissa. Daniel was employed at AquaCal in St. Petersburg. He enjoyed fishing, swimming and boating. Daniel will always be loved and missed. A private memorial will be at later date.

FITZGERALD, Robert F. 93, died July 8. Survived by his wife, Mildred; son, Michael; brothers, Sylvester, Edward, George; 3 grand; 2 great-grand. www.PrevattFuneralHome.ccom

FOSTER, Carrie Lynn 32, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at home. She is survived by a loving family. ALifeTribute-Gulfport

FRONAPEL, Betty J. 85, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Hamburg, NY passed away July 7, 2010 She retired from the Hamburg Central School District. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle and son-in-law, Charles; also by her niece, Sylvia Jowers; nephew, Bruce Galati. Memorial service will be Monday, July 12 at 6:30 pm at Holloway Funeral Home, Inc., Oldsmar 813-855-2439

FRY, Mary A. 89, of Largo, died July 9, 2010. Survived by a son, daughter, 6 grandchildren. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel Largo 727-562-2080

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.

GUTTENBERG, Martin L. "Martin" 86, of Port Richey, died July 7. Survivors include daughter Pat Aguis; son Jay; 2 grands; and brother Jerry. Dobies F.H. - Congress Chapel

HENDRICKS, Mary Wildt Dunbar of Palm Harbor, passed away July 9. Born July 5, 1916, she was 94 old. She is survived by 3 daughters; 6 grand & 7 great-grandchildren. Neptune Society

HORSTMAN, Stephen 64, of Dunedin, passed away July 1, 2010. Survived by his loving family. Holloway Funeral Home Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439

HUTCHINSON, Gertrude 100, of St. Petersburg, and formerly of Redington Shores, died July 8, 2010. Gertrude was born in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Redington Shores in 1971. Gertrude was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and its Martha-Mary Guild. Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas and children, Nancy, Joan and Thomas. Gertrude is survived by her grandchildren, Darlene Fuller, David Booth, Richard Maloney, Jack Maloney and Donn Booth and 4 great-grandchildren sister, Bernadette Dripps. Friends may call from 9:30-10:30 am Monday at the funeral home chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 am Monday at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo, FL 33774. Memorial contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice (Woodside), 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. 727-562-2080

JEFFERIS, Richard Paul died on July 2, 2010. Survived by a loving family. He was an Army veteran and a phlebotomist.

JOHNSON, Bertine Smith After a very long and remarkable life, Bertine Smith Johnson, aged 98, passed away peacefully in Wakefield, RI on July 3, 2010. Born June 25, 1912, in Warwick, RI, she was descended from a long line of Rhode Islanders and Nova Scotians. Genealogy and colonial history were special interests, and she traced her lineage back to 17th Century England. She was the daughter of Myra Bertine Spink and J. Bowden Smith. The love of her life was her husband and family. She was married to the Rev. Alvin D. Johnson for 66 years until his death in 2005. They were blessed with daughter Jane and husband Kent, St Petersburg; son Alvin D. Johnson, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Cheshire CT, and son Paul B. Johnson and wife Carol of Wakefield, RI; along with seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Over the years, their growing family had many happy experiences at their beach cottage, Parson's Pasture, in East Matunuck, along with the family of her sister Rhoda S. Buntz, who predeceased her in 2003. Highly educated with a BA from Pembroke and an MA from Brown, she enjoyed many wonderful decades as a public school teacher in New England and Colorado, and as an adult literacy teacher. She loved classical music and played the piano. In retirement, gardening at Parson's Pasture was a special treasure for her as she freely shared her produce, flowers, and honey from her bees. She was devoted to her many friends and to her church, making hundreds of mittens for the "Mitten Tree." During retirement, she split her time between Parson's Pasture and the Florida home of her daughter and son-in-law. She felt blessed by all the good she'd been given in life and tried very hard to give back more than she'd ever received. A wonderful celebration of her long life was held on July 3rd in her beloved garden with her family gathered together for July 4th. A memorial celebration of her life will be held on July 25th at the Wakefield Baptist Church following Sunday worship at 1130 am. Memorial gifts may be sent to American Baptist Church of the Beatitudes, St Petersburg, FL 33704 or to a favorite charity. She will be interred at a later time at the Quidnessett Cemetery family plot with her husband and her forebears. Arrangements were made with the Cremation Society of RI.

JOHNSON, Harvey Ray Former Medway, MA resident, 63, died July 4, 2009 in Tampa after a long and courageous battle with juvenile diabetes. Harv was the beloved son of the late Ray and Bernadine Johnson of Florida and is survived by his two sons, David Harvey of Florida and Robert Warren of Medway. He is also survived by his brother, Stephen Johnson of Florida along with nieces, nephews, their children and many cousins. Harv was a "Gator" and received both his undergraduate and Masters degrees from the University of Florida. He went on to an award-winning career in copywriting and journalism working in the newspaper, advertising agency and corporate worlds. Harv founded and ran Harv Johnson & Associates in Boston for many years before retiring to Florida. Harv served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant. Harv will be remembered for his sharp wit and optimistic outlook on life. If there was a body of water anywhere in sight, Harv would have his fishing pole ready to cast. Although ill for many years, there was rarely a day that he spoke of the struggles of living with his illness. A celebration of Harv's life will be held in Medway at a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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.

KIRCHER, Vera A. 81, of New Port Richey, died July 8. She is survived by one daughter, Linda Gambaro; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home 727-847-3999

LINDERMAN, Frances M. 83, devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went home to be with the Lord July 8, 2010. She is survived by her husband Clifton; 3 sons Clifton Jr., Tim and Dan; 2 daughters, Bonnie and Penni; 2 brothers, Edward and Donald Geary; 5 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was born and raised in Tampa and graduated from Jefferson High School. She was also a charter member of Hillsdale Baptist church. The family will receive friends 2-4 pm Sunday, July 11th, with the funeral service 11 am, Monday, July 12th both services will take place at Hillsdale Baptist Church 6201 Ehrlich Road, Tampa, Pastor Travis Smith officiating with interment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Swilley Funeral Home 813-932-6157

LOW, Mark Allen 43, died June 30, 2010 in Hospice care after suffering 3.5 years from brain tumors. A 1984 Countryside High School graduate, he worked several years in Las Vegas on construction of many of the newer casinos and the Hoover Dam. He started college at the Univ. of Las Vegas and graduated in 2002 from Univ. of South Florida. In 2006 he graduated from medical school at the American University of the Carribean in St. Maartens. He is survived by his mother Sandra; his father Mike (Carmen); brother Kevin (Heather); and nephews Jared and Ethan Low. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 11:00 am in Goodwin Chapel of Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33707. Gifts in Mark's honor may be sent to: Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760-9962.

MARVIN, Caroline Jordon died July 1, 2010. Caroline was an animal lover and is survived by her two perfect cats, Versace and Monet. She loved exercise and being strong and healthy. She was a long distance runner for the past 18 years. The diagnosis of small cell lung cancer is something that she found almost impossible to believe. She wanted everyone, especially young women, to know that even a short period of smoking can have a catastrophic effect on your life. Caroline wanted to thank all the people who were supportive when she really needed it and said, "Thank you for loving me and allowing me to love you." Caroline's memorial service will take place at 11 am July 27 at the Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave, Tampa.

MATOTT-HART, Tina 51, of Pinellas Park, passed away July 4, 2010. She was predeceased by her father, the late Clement Matott. Survived by husband Brian Hart; son Matthew Barnes. Tina was the daughter of Venita Matott, Plattsburgh, NY & Pinellas Park. She is also survived by 2 brothers, David L. Matott (Cathy) & Joseph C. Matott (Star); nephews, Joshua, Adam & Darius; niece Tanaha; stepchildren, Michelle Sharp & her son Evan, MN and Daniel Hart, Reno, NV & Candice Hart, MN; aunts; uncles & cousins. Visitation Tuesday, 3-5pm at: Abbey Affordable, 12541 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

McDONALD, Andrew 35, of Port Richey, passed away July 7. Survived by mother, Rosemarie; brothers, Thomas, John, Jerry, Michael, Anthony, Kevin & Joseph. Dobies F.H. - Hudson Chapel

McDONALD, Edward "Ed" 93, of Port Richey, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Marliere Care Center. View:

MIHLE, Barbara J. 80, passed July 8th, 2010, Survived by son, Robert; daughters, Linda & Diane; brother, Robert; sister, Carol & 11 grandchildren. Downing Funeral Home

MOLLER, Adolf Hugo 69, passed away Monday June 28th. He was born in Grossharfmandorf, Germany to Hugo & Meta Moeller. He is survived by his son, Gunter Moller and daughter, Donna Moller. His service will be held Sunday July 11th at the American Legion Hall at 1520 4th St N, St Petersburg, 2 pm.

MONTROY, John A. 67, of Gulfport, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at home. He is survived by his sister Sandra Montroy and a loving family. ALifeTribute-Gulfport

MORRIS, Harry W. 87, of Clearwater, passed away June 23, 2010 at Brookside Hospice House. He was born in Gerardsville, PA & came to Florida 33 years ago. He also formerly resided in the Port Richey/Hudson area. Harry was a WWII Navy veteran serving in the Coast Guard. He was a member of DAV. His survivors include son Jon E. (Pamela), Clearwater; & four grandchildren, Greg, Lisa, Heather & Jon F. Predeceased by wife Ruth; son Glen; second wife Marlene. Visitation Saturday, July 17, 10-11am, & service at 11am at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Interment with military honors will follow at Grace Memorial Gardens, Hudson.

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

O'NEILL, Kevin Dennis 56, of Tampa, passed away July 6, 2010. A native of Surrey, England, and longtime resident of Tampa, Kevin is survived by his loving companion, Charlene I. Thomas; sisters, Bernadette and Sheila; and other loving family members. A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday evening, July 17, from 5 pm until 7 pm at O'Brien's Irish Pub, 11744 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Kevin will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Please send online condolences to:

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. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

PARTELOW, Iscilda "I" 96, of Clearwater, died Friday. Services 1:30pm Tuesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Largo.

PAYNE, Angelica Greco "Angie" , 97, of Tampa, passed away July 2, 2010. A native of Santo Stefano, Sicily and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Elmer T. Payne. Survivors include, her niece and nephew, who were also her caregivers, Janice E. Armstrong, and Frank J. Greco; and other loving nieces, nephews, and other loving family members. Private graveside funeral services were held on Friday morning, July 9, at 11 am at Woodlawn Cemetery. Please omit flowers, and donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Please send online condolences to:

PERRY, Kendra J. 39, of Clearwater, died July 8, 2010, at Brookside Hospice House. She is survived by her daughters Ciara, Mariah and her son Daniel. ALifeTribute-Largo 559-7793

PHILLIPS, Steven Ray 59, of Tampa, passed away unexpectedly on July 7, 2010. Steve was born in Merritt Island, and moved with his parents to Tampa as an infant. Steve loved cars, and he worked in the automotive business in a variety of capacities, such as auto mechanic, service manager, parts manager, and inventory control manager for several automotive warehouses. Steve's hobbies included fishing, hot rods, motorcycles, gardening, and computer games. Steve loved animals, Clint Eastwood movies, and music, such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and the Eagles. Steve is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 40 years, Barbara; their son, Clinton (Tracey); granddaughters, Meredith and Carolyn Phillips of Kingsland, GA; father-in-law Donald E. Findley of Tampa; sister-in-law, Beverlee Marshall of Plant City, and several cousins and friends. A celebration of Steve's life will be held on Sunday, July 25, at Picnic Island Pavilion 613 at 1 pm. Friends and loved ones are asked to share memories and stories about this man we loved. Please dress comfortably for the covered Pavilion is located outdoors. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Steve's memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX. 75284-0692. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel in charge of arrangements.

PIERCE, Robert E. 72, of Holiday, died July 9. Survivors children, Robert, Jr., Regina, John & Colleen; 6 siblings; 4 grandchildren. Dobies FH/Hudson Chapel

RAMER, Anne Mary 70, of Largo, died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Northside Hospital. She is survived by a loving family. For complete obit & ceremony info, visit

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.

REYNOLDS, PFC Mahria Elizabeth Age 19, on Thursday, July 8, 2010. She is survived by her mother Deana Lee Zelenka (nee Woods) and stepfather James Zelenka; sisters, Taylor Reynolds and Jaelyn Zelenka; grandmother Sue Wood; aunt Kim Adams & family; uncle Tony Wood & family; father Patrick Reynolds and stepmother Linda; sisters, Heather and Amy Reynolds; brother Patrick Reynolds; aunts, Peggy Beacon & family, Sue Ramsey and family, and Kathy Reynolds; uncles, Jerry Reynolds & family and Tim Reynolds; grand-mothers, Arline Driscoll and Jan Zelenka; uncle Alan Zelenka; aunt Dawn Rowan and family. Born June 16, 1991 in St. Petersburg, she was raised in Keystone Heights, FL before moving to Franklinville, NJ 10 years ago. She was a 2010 graduate from Delsea High School where she was a member of the JROTC. She was an accomplished artist and loved the outdoors. Mahria was a mechanic in the U.S. Army working on tanks and heavy vehicles. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Monday, July 12, 2010 from 6-9pm and on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 from 10- 11am at the Barclay Funeral Home, 208 Maple Street, Clayton, NJ. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12pm at the Church of the Nativity, 2677 Delsea Drive, Franklinville, NJ. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests contributions in Mahria's memory to the charity of the donor's choice.

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 @ Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services 727-321-3321

RIEGER, George 89, of Brookridge, passed away on July 5th, 2010. He is survived by his companion, Joyce Broker; sons, George Rieger and Robert Rieger and wife Lorraine; and two granddaughters. Also surviving George is stepson, Joe Wions and his wife Diane, along with two more grandchildren. George enjoyed fishing, cooking, bridge and family. He has requested no flowers or service be held, only that you remember him fondly.

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

SASS, Walter Otto 83, of Dunedin, passed away Wednesday, July 7th, 2010. He is survived by his loving sons and their families. Eternal Rest Funeral Home 727-733-2300

SAVARY, Edna Irene 83, passed away July 8, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lee Savary; and three sons, Gary, William and Joseph. She is survived by Paw Paw; four daughters, Barbara Miller, Linda Camp, Kathy Voss, and Sherry Savary; brothers, Alvin Wade and Calvin Wade; sister, Sybil; 20 grandchildren, Karen, Sandy, Steven, Billy, Anita, Susan, James, Danielle, Gary Jr., Brandi, Jackie, Norman, Chelle, Bo, Carrie, Joey, Jessie, Kelly, Cat, and Hayden; 26 great-grand-children and seven great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will take place at 10 am, Sunday, (today), July 11, 2010 at Sunset Memory Gardens. Stowers-Brandon

SCHICK, August W. "Gus" 86, of Glen Lakes, Weeki Wachee. died Thursday, July 8, 2010. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII from 1942-1946 and he retired from Exxon/Mobil as manager of the marketing/ accounting center after 42 years. He is survived by his wife Beverly; sister Lois Hundt; niece Diane Simpson; and nephew Robert Hundt. A funeral mass will be held 9:30 am Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to HPH Hospice. Arrangements By Merritt Funeral Home Spring Hill Chapel 352-686-6649 "Family Owned & Operated"

SCHLESINGER, June Stanley 1925-2010 of Clearwater, formerly of Silver Spring, MD, died July 2, 2010, at Mease Continuing Care in Dunedin, of lung cancer. She is survived by daughter, Laura Ginsburg; grandchildren, Lena Jackson and Miles Jackson; and son-in-law, Maurice Jackson, all of Washington, DC. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Ginsburg. A private service will be held in Washington, DC in September. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004;

SILVESTRO, John 59, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at St. Anthony's Hospital. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute-Gulfport

SNOW, Donald Bruce 59, of Brooksville, died on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Service on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11 am at Lake Lindsey United Methodist Church. Turner 352-796-3588

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.

SUDIK, Walter S. Jan. 1, 1917-July 2, 2010 93, of Gulfport and formerly of Norwich, CT died on Friday, July 2. Walter was born in Norwich on Jan. 1, 1917 the son of Frances and Felix F. Sudik Sr. His parents had emigrated from Poland to seek a better life in the United States. They raised six children. Walter attended St. Joseph's Parochial School (31) and the Willimantic State Trade School (34) and became a carpenter for the John D. McWilliams Company of Norwich. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 until 1945 and was stationed in Panama, Belize, and Curacao. He was married to Hazel Mae Senior in 1950. He resided in Florida and worked for the City of Gulfport until his retirement. Walter was predeceased by his wife Hazel in 1993, two brothers, Joseph S. and Felix (Hibby) F., and a sister, Sophie Cimikowski. Walter is survived by a brother Edward J. of San Diego, CA and a sister Edith Mulally of Norwich along with several nieces and nephews, numerous friends, especially Faye, his best friend who was a very special part of his life. Walter was a friend to everyone. Without exception he held a conversation with everyone he ever met. A funeral service will be held at ALife Tribute Funeral Care, 5601 Gulfport Blvd. S, Gulfport, on Thursday, July 15, at 10am. Interment will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Special thank you to the Southern Home Healthcare employees and The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast for the kind care Walter received.

SUTERA, Anthony F. 80, died July 7, 2010. Survived by wife Alice; children, Howard, Margaret, Antoinette, Toni Ann, Deon and Derrick, 1 brothers, 12 grandchildren.

SZCZERBATY, Wasyl "William" 57, died on July 6, 2010. Honorably served in the Marines and was a grant developer for Pinellas County. Survived by his loving family.

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 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 813-237-2900

THACH, Giau 83, died July 6, 2010. Survived by a loving family. Funeral service 2pm July 10, at Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, 3180 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

THOMPSON, Gerald E. 81, of Largo, died July 8, 2010. Survived by 2 sons, 2 siblings, 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2340

TROCHE TORRES, Carlos 62, of New Port Richey, died July 8, 2010. Survived by wife Carmen; children, Jose, David, John, Peter, & Sally; 14 grands; 9 great-grands. Dobies F.H. - Congress Chapel

VAN TILBURG, Lois Allen 85, of Pinellas Park, passed away June 27, 2010. She came here from Elkhart, IN. She retired as a unit secretary from Bayfront Medical Center. A nature and animal advocate, she enjoyed her daily walks at Lake Seminole Park with her friends. She was passionate about traveling the world and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford, and her sons, Greg and Barry. She is survived by her son, David (Betsy); her grandson, Matthew, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 13th at 11 am at Memorial Park Funeral Home.

VENNERI, Richard J. Jr. 45, of Largo, died July 6, 2010. Survived by father, Richard Venneri; mother, Judith Silvers; stepfather, Gary Silvers. Abbey Affordable Cremation 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.

WALLACE, Evelyn R. 91, of New Port Richey, died July 9, 2010. Survived by daughter-in-law Annabelle Crane; grands, Linda, Patty, Steven & Susan; & 5 great-grands. Faupel FH 727-849-9964

WATSON, Virginia M. of Plant City, departed this life on July 8, 2010. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, and the Community Care Center Red Hat Society. She was preceded in death by her husband Milton E. Watson, Sr. and son-in-law Gary Langford. She is survived by her children Lottie Wiggins (Eddie) of Plant City, Raymond Bocknor (Betsy) of Cape Coral, James Watson (Della) of Plant City, Mark Bocknor (Janet) of Dover, Herbert Watson (Shelia) of Dover, Marianne Langford of Plant City, Tom Watson (Denise) of Honoraville, AL, Lori Wiggins (James) of Valrico, and Eric Watson (Cathy) of Lakeland; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren and many loving family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 11, at 3 pm at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1104 Cason Street, Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Dover Cemetery. Expressions of condolence at

WATTS, Roger Allen 43, of Tampa, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010. Roger was born Nov. 4, 1966 in Indianapolis, IN to Roy A. and Betty (Combs) Watts. Before his death he was a maintenance worker. He graduated from King High School in Tampa. Roger was preceded in death by his father, Roy Allen Watts in 2008. He is survived by his 2 sons, Benjamin and Roy Allen II; daughter, April; mother, Betty L. Watts; sister, Angela Watts and fiance, Donny Viverette; niece, Cheyana; nephews, Skyler and Donntavious; many other family members and friends. We all miss you Roger! Roger will be sadly missed. We keep his memory deep in our hearts. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

WELLS, Joan Louise 87, of Dade City, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, at Royal Oak Nursing Center. She was born April 11, 1923, in Streater, IL to John Burns & Ethel Fess Nevins and moved to Dade City from Zephyrhills. She retired from the Banking Industry and enjoyed her role as mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard O. Wells. She is survived by 2 children, Mike Wells, Dade City, Sylvia Secrest, Old Town; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held 6 pm Thursday evening, July 8, 2010, at the 5th Street Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home in Dade City. Internment will take place next to her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. "A mother's love is instinctual, unconditional, and forever." Hodges Family Funeral Home Dade City

WHALLEN, Horace Edward 87, of Dunedin, passed away on July 6, 2010. He was born in Richardsville, KY, raised in Louisville and served our country during WWII in Pearl Harbor with the Navy as an electronics specialist and post-war in the Army Signal Corps. He and wife of 56 years, Gloria, raised their children in Lexington, KY, Cincinnati and Dunedin while working in the electronics and computer technology field for IBM and MAI/ Sorbus for over 40 years until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of several civic organizations including the Elks Club, Suncoast Pilots Association, 25 year member of the Loyal Order of the Moose having serving as Governor in 1990 and 1995 and lastly, the Masons, Scottish Rite and Egypt Shrine of Tampa participating in their Tin Lizzy parade unit. He is predeceased by first-born daughter Diane (1951), and wife Gloria (2001). Survivors include sons, Steven Whallen (Mary Ann), Donald Whallen (Petrina); daughter Janice Douglass (Jamie); grandsons Kevin, Ryan, Derek Whallen and Scott Douglass (Heather); great-grandson Rogan Douglass; and dear friend Darlene Bentley. A memorial service will be held at Eternal Rest Funeral Home located at 2966 Belcher Road, Dunedin, FL 34698 on Friday, July 16, 2010 with viewing at 5pm and Masonic service at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Florida Suncoast Hospice (

WISE, Betty W. 74, of Oldsmar died Wednesday July 7, 2010. She was predeceased by her parents, Aaron and Gladys Wetherington; brother, Milton. She is survived by 2 sisters, Estelle Carter of Naples and Delores (Jack) Haley of Brandon; 8 nephews; 5 nieces; many other relatives and friends. Betty retired from Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. At her request, no services will be held. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater, 727-796-1992