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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.

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

BAXLEY, Bernard W. Jr. "Bernie" 48, of Largo, passed July 6, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. A letter carrier for the Pinellas Post Office, he is survived by his wife Donna; son Bernard III; daughters, Jennifer and Jessice; parents, Bernard Sr. & Lucy; brother Martin; and 2 grandchildren. Visitations will be Monday, July 12 from 2-4 & 6-8pm at Mohn's, 9700 Seminole Blvd., and funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 13th at 4pm at Calvary Chapel, 8900 U.S. 19, Pinellas Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Assn. Mohn Funeral Home - Seminole

BLAIR, John W. 85, died July 8. Survived by wife Fannie; children, William, Robert, Patricia, Margie, Angelia & Leonard; 2 sisters; many grand & great-grands. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

BRYANT, Danny L. 49, of Floral City, passed away July 6, 2010. He is survived by his father, Leon and sisters, Patricia and Welthi. Turner Funeral Homes 352-796-9661

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 July 9, 2010. Survived by her children Lynn Rothfuss, Laura Sheahan & Steven Champion. Private cremation services by Int'l Casket & Urn Funeral Home

CRANDALL, Mary B. of Brighton Gardens in Tampa, died peacefully at home after a long illness on July 8, 2010. She was a former resident of Naples and Marco Island, where she had lived with her husband, Charles T. Crandall, for 61 years until his death in 2004. She graduated with a degree in nursing after having attended both Florida State College for Women and Mercy School of Nursing in Pittsburg, PA. She was a practicing Catholic, an avid reader, loved to garden and entertain, and was always the first one to lend a helping hand. She was involved in charitable work when she was younger and was a member of the Rochester Junior League. While living at Brighton Gardens she loved to help arrange the flowers and play bingo. Mary was the proud mother of three children, Dr. Wilson Crandall of Heathrow, FL, Walter Crandall of Vancouver, WA, and Lisa Crandall of Tampa. She had two daughtes-in-law, Kathryn Crandall and Beth Crandall; and son-in-law Thomas M. O'Neil. She will be missed by her seven grandchildren, Jennifer Mullins, Jessica and Andrew Stemler, Trafton and Victoria Crandall. Brett Krimpmann, and Vanessa Wade. She also had two "surrogate" daughters who took loving care of her at Brighton Gardens for the last few years, Donnette Mintzer and Maria Guzman. Mary moved to Tampa to be close to her daughter Lisa and her family, and for the last six years had been a very important part of their family. She will be FOREVER missed and LOVED. Mary's family would like to recognize the outstanding care and support from the entire staff at Brighton Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Tampa. Their address is: Lifepath Hospice, 11150 North 53rd Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617. Arrangements by Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel.

CURCI, Virginia 92, of Dunedin, died July 8, 2010. Viewing Monday, July 12 at 1 pm. Church service to follow at 2 pm at North Dunedin Baptist Church.

DALY, Fay 90, of Tarpon Springs, went to serve by the side of our Lord and Savior on July 7, 2010. She was a native of Lafayette, LA. She was a genuine person with the most spirit, heart and faith you will ever know. She touched the lives of every person she met. She will always be in our hearts and prayers. She was a devout member and volunteer of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey. She loved watching her New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Rays. Fay is survived by her loving family, sons, Bill and Larry Daly, sisters, Virginia Bradley, Ruth Etheridge, Mimi Forte and Helen Raxsdale; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren with one on the way. Contributions may be made in her memory to Suncoast Hospice. Memorial services with follow at a later date. 727-937-7555

DELANEY, Margaret E 73, Holiday, formerly of Dunedin, passed away on Friday, July 9th at her home. She leaves behind her son, David Thomas; one brother, Loyal Shuman and one grandson, Joshua Thomas. Private family services are to be held at a future date. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater, FL. 727-796-1992

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

DIEZ, Anthony 86, of Safety Harbor passed away July 8, 2010. He was the loving and devoted husband of his wife of over 58 years, Rosalie (Roz); beloved father of Thomas (Melissa) Diez and Denise (Jerry) Capri and loving grandfather of 6 beautiful grandchildren. He was born in Lalina, Spain, was an honorably discharged Army veteran serving as a 398 engineer during the Battle of the Bulge, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1982. Anthony was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 12 from 6-8 pm and Tuesday, July 13 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Curlew Hills Funeral Home 1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered on Wednesday at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000

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.

DUMENIGO, Pilar 85, of Tampa, entered into rest July 9, 2010. She is survived by her loving family. Gonzalez 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

ELSTON, Carlton "Dick" 79, of Tarpon Springs, passed away July 9, 2010. He is survived by loving wife, Shirley; 5 children, 2 sisters, 9 grands & 5 great-grands. Curlew Hills F.H. 727-789-2000

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.

FITZPATRICK, James 59, of Odessa, died July 8, 2010. Viewing Monday 11 am until service time at 1 pm at Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey

FRAME, Steven G. 48, passed away July 6, 2010. He is survived by his loving family. Online guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes St. Petersburg 727-381-4911

FREY, Ruth B. 95, of Clearwater, passed away at Manor Care after an extended stay on July 6, 2010. She and her husband retired to Clearwater from Watertown, NY in 1979. Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Milton A. Frey. Ruth was a longtime active member of Heritage United Methodist Church. Ruth is survived by daughters, Carole D. Berry and Joan Coughlin; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter and two great-grandsons; a brother, Richard. Daughter Carole D. Berry would like to thank the entire staff of Manor Care for their care and support of her beloved mother during her stay and to the Suncoast Hospice for thier care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation. National Cremation Society 727-536-9404

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.

GLONEK, Eleanor 91, of Bayonet Point, passed away July 9, 2010. She is survived by her son, John; granddaughters, Jennifer, Allison and Christy.

HAMMERSCHLAG, Richard J. of Clearwater, and formerly of Atco, NJ, passed away peacefully at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, on July 9, 2010, surrounded by his family. He was a retired civil/structural engineer, associated with various townships throughout Burlington, Camden, Ocean and Atlantic Counties in New Jersey. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Stella; daughters Christine and Cheryl; aunt Heidi Hammer-schlag; sisters-in-law Mercy Cannella and Ophelia Diaz as well as numerous cousins in NY, CT, and AZ. A memorial gathering will take place on Tuesday, July 13, at Christ the King Catholic Church from 9-10am with a Mass to begin at 10am. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the University of South Florida College of Engineering. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements entrusted to: Marsicano-B.Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home

HOISINGTON, Hazel 93, of South Pasadena, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2010 in South Pasadena. She moved to the area in 1979 from Detroit, MI. She was a member of Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church and is survived by her loving husband of 57 years John; son Andrew Fischer; 6 grand-children; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her daughter Dorothy. Services will be Monday, July 12th, at 11am with a gathering of family and friends beginning at 10am at Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach, 727-360-5577. Me and you, You and me, That's the way, It will always be, In heaven and eternity. "Love John"

HORNBURG, Esther 94, of Dunedin, passed away July 9, 2010. She is survived by 4 nieces & nephews, Joan, Arthur, Grace & Nita. For service info contact Curlew Hills F.H. 727-789-2000

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

JOHNSON, Harvey Ray Former Medway, MA resident, 63, died July 4, 2010 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.

JOHNSTONE, Donald "Tony" 73, of Indian Rocks Beach, passed away July 8, 2010. He moved to Indian Rocks Beach from Bayville, NY in 1977. He loved sailing and golf. Tony is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Joan; children, Eileen Howard (Tim) of Beverly Hills, FL, Pam Grabo (Brad) of Seminole, Lynne Pipech (Mike) of Ledyard, CT and Keith Johnstone (Pam) of Plantation, FL; 11 grandchildren; brother David John-stone; sister Priscilla Ames; and the rest of his family. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 727-562-2080, in Largo. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30am Tuesday at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo. Condolences may be offered at

JOSLIN, Elizabeth "Liz" 88, entered into rest July 9, 2010. Born in Schenectady, NY. Liz was a resident of Plant City. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Plant City which she attended for 15 years. She is survived by her two sons, David Joslin of North Carolina, Steven Joslin of New York; daughter, Chloe Griffis of Lakeland; five grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 pm with a Funeral service at 7 pmTuesday, July 13, 2010 at Wells Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice or Trinity United Methodist Church in Liz's memory.

KAISER, Charles 78, of Lakeland, departed this life on July 9, 2010. He was a member of Trinity Life Church of God in Lakeland and the Masonic Lodge #338 of Kathleen, and he was retired from the United States Army having served in the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Shirley Kaiser; children, Butch Kaiser, Terry Moody, Susan Hall (Lance), Carol Grant, Henry Kaiser (Giuliana), Patty Moss (Tom), Tammy Blackwood, and Charles William Kaiser (Amanda); sisters, Shirley Mae Zurn and Arlene Edwards (Harry); and 17 grandchildren and many great-grand-children. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 14 at 11 am at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 SR 39 S, Plant City, where the family will receive friends at 10 am. Interment to follow at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Expressions of condolence at

LaBREE, Aaron M. Jr. 80, of Dunedin, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2010. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, July 13 at 1 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

LANDGRAF, Mary 75, of Palm Harbor, passed away July 7, 2010. She is survived by her loving sons, Jim & Al. She will be greatly missed by all. Arrangements by Curlew Hills F.H. 727-789-2000

LERANDEAU, Diane Michelle 75, of Niceville, passed away July 5, 2010. She is survived by a loving family. Holloway Funeral Home Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439

LEWINSOHN, Judy 84, of Tampa, died Thursday, July 8, 2010. Mrs. Lewinsohn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and came to Tampa in 1979 from South Florida. For many years she volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital and John Knox Village up until just a few weeks ago. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 25 years, Herbert. Survivors include her sons, Mark Butler and Henry Lewinsohn both of Tampa and Arnie Lewinsohn of West Palm Beach; daughters, Dixie Morgese of Ormond Beach, Florence Butler-Neubauer of Orlando and Irene O'Connell of Tampa; 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and hundreds of "adopted" grandchildren and extended family members who she cherished. The family will receive friends at a gathering to celebrate her life on Monday, from 10 am until noon at the chapel at John Knox Village, 4000 East Fletcher Ave., Tampa. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lifepath Hospice. An on-line guestbook is available at

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.

LUNDER, Joseph F. Jr. 76, of Spring Hill, passed away July 8, 2010. He is survived by 3 daughters, Patricia Lunder, Jeanne (Lloyd) Braden, Anne (Craig) Clark; his son, Chris (Amy) Lunder; sister Margaret Harris; 9 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson. He moved here in 1976 from Cleveland, Ohio and was a St. Ignatius Alumni, an honorably discharged Navy veteran, a member of the "Tin Can Soldiers" and the USS Corry Association. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 12th from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at Curlew Hills Funeral Home, 1750 Curlew Road and graveside services will be held immediately following the visitation at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000

MacDONALD, George Hyde 95, formerly of Dunedin, died July 1, 2010, in West Yarmouth, MA. Survived by his loving wife and family. Services held in Massachusetts.

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.

MESSER, Lois L. Survivors include her sons, Robert and David Messer and 4 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert and son, Stanley. Visitation will be Monday, July 12, 2010 from 2-4 pm at Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 10 am Tuesday. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery.

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.

NEMETH, Audrey J. 79, of Clearwater, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. For information contact Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, 727-796-1992.

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:

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

POGGI, Leslie E. 93, of Hudson, died July 6, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; and brother, Donald.

PRESTIPINO, Dolores 71, of Clearwater, passed away July 9, 2010. She was former owner of Tallman Deli, Tallman, NY and a former employee of Sam's Club and a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Anthony of 46 years of marriage; a daughter, Suzy Breen; 2 sons, Joe and Marc (Terra); one sister, Rita Frank and 6 grandchildren, Maria, Michael, Carson, Griffin, Aiden, and Gracyn. Donations may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center for Pancreatic Cancer research. Visitation will be Tuesday at the funeral home, 693 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater, 24 & 79 PM and funeral Mass will be Wednesday 10 am at St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Belcher Road Chapel 727-562-2070

PROFFITT, Louise E. 85, of Seminole, died July 9, 2010. She is survived by her loving family. Please see full obituary: 727-391-9954

PUGH, Flora Whitaker 87, of Plant City, passed away July 9, 2010. She was born in Holmes County Florida on July 29, 1922. Preceded in death by her husband, Harris Kermit Pugh, Sr.; son, Curtis; daughter, Myrtis; grandson, Michael Jefferson Butler; sister, Alma Lee Whitaker Henderson; parents, William Thomas and Minnie Canzadia Odom Whitaker. Survived by son, Harris Kermit Pugh, Jr.(fiancée, Darlene Thorne) and daughter, Linda Lagail Whitney (Harry); grandchildren, William Harris Pugh and Jennifer Michelle Butler Rodriguez (Bill); great-grandchildren, Quentin and Carissa Rodriguez and William Tyler Pugh; sister-in-law, Dora Pugh and numerous nieces and nephews. Flora was a senior member of Thonotosassa Church of God. She was an excellent seamstress who loved her family, her Lord and her church. Words of comfort may be expressed at 813-237-2900

ROLLEN, Wanda Devane 84, went to be with her Lord July 8, 2010. Born July 28, 1925, Wanda was a lifelong resident of Plant City, and for the past 9 years, Lakeland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Wayne; one son, Larry; and two daughters, Sandra Rollen Ward and Anita Loparo. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Rollen Seagraves (Alton); and her son, Jerry Rollen (Judy); daughter-in-law, Sharon Rollen; son-in-law, Paul Ward; eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. Services will be held, Tuesday, July 13 at 3 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 County Road. 39 S., Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Expressions of condolence may be made at

ROSS, Geraldine A. 77, on July 6, 2010, She is survived by her husband of 41 years Gilbert Jr.; her children, Gilbert III, Eileen Doughty, and Catherine Ross; 5 grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews. Funeral arrangements are at the convenience of the family.

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

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;

SETTLE, Ralph Oglesby Jr. 88, of Pinellas Park, passed away at home under Hospice Care on July 7, 2010. He was born in Atlanta, GA on Jan. 6, 1922, and moved to St. Petersburg in 1931. After graduating from St. Petersburg High School, he joined the U.S. Navy. During his service from July 1940 to November 1960 he served 8 years in the U.S. Navy and 12 years in the U.S. Air Force where he served the Pacific Theatre as Combat Corpsman, 1st Mark Raiders and was involved with the Guadalcanal Invasion on Aug. 7, 1942. Later served on the USS Eider and USS Frontier. In the USAF, was in charge of the pharmacy at MacDill Air Force Base Hospital and was promoted to Warrant Officer in 1949. Went on to serve at St. Johns, Newfoundland, Pepperill Air Force Base Hospital as Registrar, then returned to MacDill serving as Registrar until 1960 when he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. During his service, he received the Presidential Unit Citation Guadalcanal First Marine Division; American Defense Service Medal; Army of the Pacific Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award; Purple Heart; and the Air Force Commendation Medal. After his military service he continued to serve in Hospital Administration as CEO at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Dade City, Keys Community Hospital in the Florida Keys, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Polk General Hospital in Bartow, FL. In retirement, he spent many years motor-homing with his wife, and best friend, Mary Jane McFarland Settle (deceased) and enjoyed the company of his many lifelong friends. He was the dedicated father to his daughters Cindy Ripley of St. Petersburg, Mary Settle of Clearwater, Ralphine Knight of Pinellas Park, and Pamella Settlegoode of St. Petersburg, two stepsons, Thomas L. Barnhart of Tallahassee, R. Bruce Barnhart III of Fayetteville, NC, a stepdaughter, Suzanne Barnhart (deceased) of San Diego, CA; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services to be held Monday, July 19, 2010 at 11am in the Chapel at First United Methodist Church located at 212 3rd Street N, St. Petersburg. A Military Honors Ceremony will take place at 1:30pm at Bay Pines National Cemetery located at 10,000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33760.

SEVIER, Thomas Louis 59, of New Port Richey, lost his valiant battle with cancer on July 3, 2010. Born and raised in Passaic, NJ, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a medic/dental tech. Afterward, he worked in retail sales where he excelled in managerial positions in NJ and in his adopted state, FL. Tom charmed all those he met with his magnetic personality, quick wit, and his ability to turn even mundane events into humorous stories. His gifts for comedy and storytelling were matched only by his warmth and generosity. Cherishing him always are his children, Tara (Briggs), Jessica (Josh), and Justin; his sister, Angela (Alan); the mother of his children, Sandy; three grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a multitude of friends. He will be remembered for his love of the Florida Gators, the Pink Panther, golf, and motorcycles. Dobies F.H. - Holiday Chapel

SIMS, Le Roy F. 86, of Holiday, died July 9, 2010. Survived by wife of 66 years, Lena; children, Le Roy and Beverly; 3 grands; 4 great-grands. Dobies Holiday

SPAHR, Mary Beth 83, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on July 7th at Suncoast Hospice Brookside in Palm Harbor. Originally from Great Barrington, MA, she was a graduate of Mount Holyoke College. She and her husband, Kimball moved with their children to Tarpon Springs in the 1960's. In her final years she was a resident of HarborChase in Palm Harbor. Mary Beth possessed a razor sharp wit and enjoyed living life on her own terms. She was well versed in Scripture and was active in the Suncoast Bible Study. Mary Beth took great joy in her family and was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Survivors include children, Carolyn Spahr, Bysie Withers, Cindy Norris and Kimball Spahr; 9 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren. A private family memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Suncoast Hospice. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000

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.

SUMNER, Louise D. 94, of Lithia, departed this life July 6, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Sumner. She was lifelong resident of Hillsborough County. She is survived by her children, Elder, Sidney, Wayne, Cliston, and Robert Sumner; sister, Edith Wright; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be Monday, July 12, 6-8 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 County Road. 39 S., Plant City, 33567. Services will be on Tuesday, July 13, at 10 am at the funeral home. Interment in Pelote Cemetery. Expression of condolence at

TAKAS, Richard "Dick" 68, of Palm Harbor, passed away July 4, 2010. He is survived by his wife Sharon; sons Gregory (Melissa) Takas of Terrace Park, OH, Douglas (Nicole) Takas, Byron (Desiree) Takas, all of Columbus, OH and R. Nicholas Takas of Salt Lake City; step-daughter Leslie (Pat) Donovan of Southaven, MS; and 11 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life in Dick's honor will be held 3pm Saturday, July 17th, at Dunedin Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Dunedin Golf Club Foundation or the Suncoast Hospice Green Team.

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

TROWELL, Ruth Elaine 68, of New Port Richey, died July, 9, 2010. Survived by daughter, Wendy; grand- daughter,Tatiana; and sister Loretta. Dobies FH/Congress Chapel

Van KESTEREN, Evelyn "Ginny" 84, of St. Petersburg, died peacefully at home on July 9, 2010. A long time pilot, she led a storied life of adventure, travel and friends. Preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah. Survived by her husband of 67 years, Henry Van Kesteren; daughters, Ginnie Lea and Kelly and their husbands; and grandchildren, Maggie and Hank. Her friends are invited to gather for a remembrance at the Bayfront Tower, 28th floor, Friday July 16th from 6 pm-8 pm (casual attire preferred). In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Suncoast Hospice or your favorite charity. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook @ Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home 727-822-2059

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.

VEVIER, Alice Ann 73, of Clearwater, passed away July 7, 2010. Alice was a Medical Transcriber for MPH for over 25 years. She enjoyed sewing, collecting butterfly pins and her grandchildren. She is predeceased by Fred and survived by her daughter, Vickie Hardy (Tom); son, Kenneth; grandchildren, Anthony, Monica, and Dani Nemeth, Rachael Vevier, Jimmie and Mia Sexton. "She is now as free as the butterflies she loved".

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.

WARD, Jerry Lee Oct. 11, 1939 - July 7, 2010, after a long illness. Survived by his wife; six children; 27 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren. We love you.

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 (

WILKERSON, Carl 78, passed away July 9, 2010. Survived by his devoted wife, Vernice and a loving family and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 13 from 10-10:30 am with Funeral Services at 10:30 am at Hillsboro Memorial, Brandon. Donations can be sent to St. Judes Childrens Hospital.

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