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ALVARADO, Ramon Morales 86, formerly of Puerto Rico, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2010 in Tampa at the VA Hospital, an Army retiree who served in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Raymond. Ramon is survived by his beloved wife, Norfy Morales; three sons, Ramon Jr., Ranfy, and William; three daughters, Bely, Janet, and Mayra; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Ramon was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed watching the Tampa Bay Rays. Ramon was a born again Christian who enjoyed praising God. Visitation will take place at Gonzalez Funeral Home in Tampa on Tuesday July 13, 2010 with services on Wednesday. Ramon will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

APPLEGATE, Boyd E. died on July 9. Visitation will take place on July 13, 2010 9 am, service to follow at 10 at: Pinecrest Funeral Chapel Spring Hill, 352-684-0001

BAUMANN, M. Margaret 89, died July 7, 2010. Services in Indiana. Online memorial and guest book at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-528-2880

BERKHEIMER, Helen B. 87, passed away Sunday, July 11th at her Madeira Beach home. Originally from Scranton, PA, she was a Florida resident since 1953. A WWII veteran of the Women's Reserve of the U.S. Naval Reserve (SP-S2); faithful member of Church by the Sea, she was also an avid gardener and loved to bake for family, friends and neighbors. Pre-deceased by her husband Richard she is survived by two daughters JoAnne Wing of Orlando, Janie Berkheimer of Alexandria, VA; son, Gary (Diane) Berkheimer of Madeira Beach and 4 grandchildren. A brief memorial service will be held at the Bay Pines National Cemetery on Thursday, July 15, at 10:45 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Gee and Sorensen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

BREWER, Gary 64, of Pinellas Park, passed away July 10, 2010 at Gulf Shore Rehab. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute FuneralCare Largo Chapel 727-559-7793

BRINLEY, Roxanne G. 52, of Clearwater, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010 at his residence. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute FuneralCare Largo Chapel 727-559-7793

BROWN, Helen A. 86, passed away June 25, 2010. She is survived her son, Warren, and daughter, Suzanne. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater, 727-796-1992

BRUEHWILER, Marion 97, of Pinellas Park, went home to be with the Lord and Loved Ones on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Woodside Hospice. She was born in New Jersey and moved to Pinellas Park in 1969, where she enjoyed traveling and camping with her family. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Leonard; 2 sons-in-law and 2 grandsons. Marion is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Friery and Lorraine DeHaan of Pinellas Park; sisters, Dorothy Wyman of NJ and Violet Steussing of FL; 4 grandchildren, Donna Tyler of Spring Hill, Wayne DeHaan of Melbourne, Lisa Lee of Ft. Myers, and Wade DeHaan of St. Petersburg; 11 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Suncoast Hospice. Garden Sanctuary 727-391-0121

CAMPBELL, Frieda Marie 69, from St. Petersburg, passed away on July 7, 2010. Frieda was born in Kingston, NY and moved to Florida in 1960. Mother of the recently deceased Norman Kersten. Survived by husband of 30 years Fredrick Campbell; son Jason Kersten; daughter Sandra Leger; grandchildren are Christopher Richards, Krystal Kersten and Nicholas Henry. Arrangements made by David C. Gross Funeral Home.

COATES, Norman L. 85, died July 9 2010. Survived by his loving wife, Edna (Kensil) of 59 years; children Leslie, Debbie (Brian) Stillings; grandchildren, Jennifer (Valentino) Bautista, TJ Conti and loved cousins. Born in York, England raised in Rochester, NY. Proud veteran of U.S. Navy Armed Guard WWII and member Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 78 New Port Richey. Memorial Service to be held 10 am Friday, July 16 St Stephen's Episcopal Church 5326 Charles St. New Port Richey. Thank you to HPH-Hospice Care that so compassionately cared for him during his illness and at the end. In memory donations may be made to HPH Hospice or his church.

COLEMAN, Tiffany 22, Clearwater, passed away on Tuesday, July 6th at Morton Plant Hospital. Service information and on-line guest book can be found at 727-796-1992

CULHANE, Walter Lee "Bud" 95, of Clearwater, died on June 25, 2010 at Woodside Hospice from complications of a fractured hip. Born Sept. 4, 1914, he married the former Rose Ellen Fraser in 1934. They moved from Grant's Pass, OR to Honolulu for a year in the early 60s, but stayed for 25 years. He owned and edited the Fruita, CO Times, and worked as a printer for Grant's Pass Courier, Medford, OR Mail Tribune and the Honolulou Advertiser/Star Bulletin. Walter and Rose Ellen moved to Grant's Pass for retirement. Walter was a life time member of Grant's Pass Masonic Lodge #84, and of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed stamp and coin collecting, and the Florida Orchestra. He was a great lover of wildlife. He will be remembered as a true gentleman. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Ellen, after 54 years of marriage, his son, William and his grandson, Christopher. He is survived by two granddaughters, Sarah Culhane of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Jennifer Moynihan of Westford, MA; two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Andrew Moynihan, and his daughter-in-law, Linda Culhane. He moved to Clearwater 3 years ago after a grueling winter in Oregon, and totally enjoyed his many friends at Bayview Gardens. A memorial service will be held at Bayview Gardens at 4 pm on July 15. Donations in his name are gratefully accepted at Advocare Trust, 1501 Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL.

DAVIS, Eugene N. "Gene" 79, of St. Petersburg, passed away July 2, 2010. Survived by son Charles (Kirsten) Davis, Orlando; companion, Linda Callahan and family, St. Petersburg. Neptune Society

DIMODICA, Natalino "Frank" 81, just 32 days short of his 82nd birthday, of Largo, passed away July 8, at home in the care of Suncoast Hospice. He was predeceased by his parents Carmelo and Emma DiModica, and his sisters, Rose Ayan, Zina Powell, Natalie DiFrancia, and Helen Griffin. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Carmichael); son Charles of Largo; daughter Mary DiModica-Kulju and son-in-law Dave Kulju of Rochester, NH; his grandchildren Charlissa, Charae and Donovan; his brothers-in-law and many nephews and nieces. Frank's family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Suncoast Hospice (Ivory Team) for the wonderful care and support. Memorial contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice (Ivory Team), 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, Fl 33760. Viewing at the National Cremation Society Wednesday, July 14, from 2-3 pm. Service following immediately after. Burial at a later date. National Cremation Society 4945 East Bay Drive Clearwater.

DUNLOP, Susanne E. 59, passed away July 9, with the same dignity and grace as she lived her life. Her wisdom & spirit will be dearly missed by everyone.

EDWARDS, Joseph B. of Dunedin, died on July 11, 2010 at the age of 90. He was born in Columbus, OH, grew up in Worthington, OH, was a graduate of Ohio State University and a Navy veteran of WWII. He came here in 1961 from Cincinnati, OH. He was a teacher for 32 years in Ohio and Pinellas County. Joe enjoyed a lifelong participation in baseball from boyhood through retirement. Survivors include two daughters, Ella, Greensboro, NC and Peggy, Providence, RI & two grand- daughters, Emily and Daisy.

GIORGIANNI, Sammy Kaye 68, of Valrico, ended his battle with leukemia surrounded by family on July 9, 2010. He was born in Muncie, IN. He served with the U.S. Navy before settling in Philadelphia, PA and later moving to Valrico in 1987. He is survived by his bride of 45 years, Faith; his son, Samuel Giorgianni; daughters, Michele Boyd and Nicole Shearer; grandchildren, Madison Boyd and Joey Shearer; and his brother, Joseph Giorgianni. Sam never met a stranger, and was a friend to everyone he met. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, neighborhood greeter, and dedicated husband and family man. He will be missed by many for his uncanny jokes, desire to make people smile, and his dedication to his family and friends. Many thanks to those that helped with his fight, especially his "angels" in the Oncology department at the J.A. Haley Veterans Hospital. A celebration of Sam's life will take place on Aug. 7, 2010 at 4 pm, at Stowers Funeral Home in Brandon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

GREEN, Howard L. 86, passed away July 11th, 2010. He is survived by his wife Lillian; son Robert; niece Doris. Graveside service will be at a later date.

HAMMERSCHLAG, Richard J., of Clearwater, and formally 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 Hammerschlag; sisters-in-law, Mercy Cannella and Ophelia Diaz as well as numerous cousins in New York, Connecticut, and Arizona. A memorial gathering will take place on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Christ the King Catholic Church from 9 to 10 am 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

HARRIS, Shirley Ann 78, of St. Petersburg, died July 10, 2010, survived by 2 daughters, Lisa & Suzanne; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great-granddaughter. Abbey Affordable/Largo

HENDERSON, William C. 91, died July 7, 2010, surrounded by family. He was a member of Pasadena Community Church. Born in Unadilla, GA, he served in the Navy for 20 years, retiring as Senior Chief Petty Officer. He then worked for the Pinellas County Health Department, retiring in 1981, after 21 years. He was married to Carolina Gomez for 37 years and they had 4 children. He later married Sara Fincher after Caroline succumbed to cancer. He is survived by his son Jeffrey Henderson and daughter Susan Burns; 5 grandchildren; a brother, Lewis Henderson and sister Joyce Rudolph. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 14 at 6 pm at the National Cremation Society, 4945 East Bay Dr., Clearwater, FL 33764.

HILL, Viola M. "Vi" 67, Clearwater, died July 10. Survived by husband, Richard; children, Douglas, & Melissa; 8 siblings; 3 grandchildren. Dobies FH/Tarpon Chapel

HOLLOWAY, Baby Boy infant, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Bayfront Medical Center. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute-Gulfport

HORNE, Harvey "Gene" 74, of Lithia, departed this life on July 9, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Faye Horne, and many loving family and friends. Visitation on Tuesday, July 13 from 6-8 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 SR 39 S, Plant City. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 14 at 2 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Pelote Cemetery. Expressions of condolence at

HUBBARD, Geraldine Diana 61, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at home. She is survived by her son, Christopher and a loving family. ALifeTribute-Gulfport Chapel

JACOBS, Jane of Largo, formerly of Brookline, MA, passed away July 10th just short of her 90th birthday. Jane was born in Hull, MA and was raised, educated, and lived in the house her father built in Brookline, MA. She moved to Clearwater in 1997, where she lived at On Top of the World. She is survived by her loving son George; daughter Roberta (Dan) Mockensturm; sister Virginia Footer; grandchildren Elijah and Sam Matthew as well as Jamie, Sam, and Dylan Mockensturm; and great-grandson EJ. Jane was predeceased by her husband of 40 years Sam; daughters, Nancy and Debby Jacobs and sister Pauline Kaplan. A memorial service will be held 2 pm Wednesday, at Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 South Belcher Road, Clearwater. Guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911

JUODIKIS, Regina 68, of Gulfport, passed away July 9th. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Guestbook @ David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911

KESSNER, Delores Elaine passed away peacefully on July 10th, 2010, in Clearwater. She was born on Sept. 13, 1928, in Waukesha, WI to Ervin and Elara Schroeder. Delores earned a BS from University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MS in Management from Cardinal Stritch College. Throughout her life, she remained a proud and supportive Badger Alumni. She worked extensively in rehabilitative services assisting disabled people in developing skills for independent living. Delores moved to Florida in 1985, to begin an adventure of world-wide travel, volunteered with the Guardian Ad Litem program and was an active member of Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church, where she served in leadership roles, on various committees and served as a Visitor Chaplain at Meese Dunedin Hospital. Delores is survived by a son, Alan (Danita) Kessner of Seminole, and a daughter, Jean (Jim) Wurdeman of Tampa. She is further survived by one granddaughter, Brittany Wurdeman, also of Tampa, as well as several nieces and nephews, aunts and other extended family. Delores was predeceased by her brother Rodney Schroeder of Grafton, WI. She is loved in memory and will be missed dearly by all who knew her. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 10 am at the Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church. Interment to follow in Sylvan Abbey Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992

KINER, Jayne Spotts 90, of Belleair Bluffs, died, July 9, 2010, at Morton Plant Hospital. She was born Jan. 18, 1920 in Lebanon, PA. She was a 1937 graduate of Lebanon High School, where she was a member of the girls's basketball team. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1957 with her husband, Delbert who preceeded her in death after 62 years of marriage. She was a mother and homemaker. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grand- children and great-grandchildren, especially at Disney World. She is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jacquelyn and David Hanko, of Largo and Michelle and Jerry Granata, of Pinellas Park. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Kathleen Jayne Williams, Winter Park, Patrick Kiner Murphy, Westminster, MD and Mary Alexander, High Point, NC, Meghan Granata, Pinellas Park and 5 great-grandchildren, C.J and Elizabeth Williams and Tia and Taylor Murphy and Nathaniel Alexander. She is, also, survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Del and Jayne Kiner scholarship fund at St. Petersburg College, P O Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733 or The Lighthouse of Pinellas, 6925-112 Circle, #103, Largo, FL 33773. Friends may call form 10-11 am Thursday at the funeral home where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. 13401 Indian Rocks Road Largo, FL 33774 727-562-2080

KLINE, Jesse Lee 29, of Tampa, passed away July 8, 2010. He is survived by his mother, Mary Evans; and loving family and friends. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home 813-835-4991

LACKOWSKI, Henry 84, died July 10, 2010. Visitation on Mariner Blvd., July 14, 9:45 am. Mass at St. Frances 11 am. Pinecrest 352-796-1656

LARGE , Eleanor Jane 54, formerly of Clearwater, passed away suddenly at her home in Kentwood, MI on July 6. She was predeceased by her mother, Anna; father, Raymond A. and brother, Raymond T. Large. Eleanor graduated from Dunedin High School, St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida, and was an e-Commerce Project Manager with the Foremost Insurance Company where she was employed for 37 years. She is survived by nieces, Kimberly Large of Palm Harbor; Melissa Geiger, her husband, Phil Geiger; and great nephew, Ethan Geiger all of St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the Ronald McDonald House of St. Petersburg, 28 Columbia Drive, Tampa, 33606. A memorial service will be held at 7 pm on July 18, at Curlew Hills Memorial Gardens. Ofield Funeral Home 616-455-9790

LARRATT, Bruce A. 79, of Holiday, died July 10. Survived by wife, Janet; children, Maggie, Nancy, Christopher, Anthony; 11 grands, 11 great-grands; sister, Avis. Dobies FH/Congress

LEON, Eladio "Tareco" 82, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010 at his home in Tampa. Eladio was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Eladio immigrated from Cuba in 1963. He was the former owner of National Sod Company. He was preceded in death by his brother, Oswaldo Leon, Raul Leon, and his sister, Zoila de Armas. Eladio is survived by his wife, Mercedes; son, Pedro Leon; daughter, Mary Roche; brothers, Rene Leon Sr. and Mario Leon; sisters, Onelia Leon and Dora Abreut; stepchildren, Mercedes Fernandez and Arnold Rodriguez; and numerous nieces and nephews and grandchildren. The Leon family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses from St. Joseph Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Jose Cura and Dr. Rozas Medical Group. Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 11th, 2010 from 5 pm to 10 pm with Funeral Service at 11 am on Monday, July 12th all at Gonzalez Funeral Home. Mr. Leon will be laid to rest at Garden of Memories following service. Flowers will be accepted.

LEWIS, Russel W. 89, of Clearwater, died July 6, 2010. He is predeceased by companion Audrey. Survivors include daughter Patricia; 2 grands and 4 great-grands. American Heritage Cremation

LIVESAY, William "Bill" 73, of Clearwater, passed away peacefully at Advanced Healthcare Center July 11, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Carol; son, Richard (Veronica); daughter, Laura and 3 granddaughters, Stephanie, Kaitlyn & Miranda. Bill graduated from Clearwater H.S. and went on to a career in banking. Contact Curlew Hills F.H. for donation info. 727-789-2000

LONES, Jack E. 64, of New Port Richey, died July 10. Survived by wife, Vera; daughter, Crystal Martin; son Charles McBride; mother, Mary Jenkins; brother, J.L. Lones. Morgan FH

MAUST, Mary E. 80, of Holiday, went to join the Lord on July 11, 2010. She was born in Frostburg, MD in 1929 and moved to Florida in 1967. She was a retired truck driver and partnered in business with her husband in M & P Lawn Service for 30 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Reon (aka Pete); her daughters Linda and Brenda; son Donald; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 13 from 6-8 pm and memorial service will be Wednesday, July 14 at 10 am at the First Assembly of God, Tarpon Springs. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Gideon's International.

McKEITHEN, Mary Born Oct. 6, 1946, died July 9, 2010 at Brookside Hospice House in Palm Harbor. She is survived by her brother, Walter Stackhouse. ALife Tribute FuneralCare

MEISMAN, David William 55, was born on May 8th, 1955 in Lamar, CO and passed away on Tuesday, July 6th 2010 at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Meisman was the son of Mabel and Bernard Meisman. He is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Trish; four children, Travis G. (Angie) Meisman, Kevin T. (Casey) Meisman, Kristen J. (Justin) Suggs, and Candyce J. Meisman; 5 granddaughters; Lozano family; his loving sister, Christina Meisman; 5 other siblings, and many friends. Mr. Meisman was the successful owner/entrepreneur of several companies, his most recent being family operated Quality T-Tops and Boat Accessories of Tarpon Springs providing custom made boat products for over 15 years. He will forever be adoringly remembered as a endless loving and wise husband, father, and grandfather. There will be a Gathering of Friends to honor and remember Dave at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Trinity on Friday July 16th from 6:30 pm until 8 pm. In honor of Mr. Meisman, his family requests in lieu of flowers to donate to his beloved handicap daughter Candyce's school, The Red Apple Adult T.C. 6640 Kentucky Ave., New Port Richey FL 34653, 727-847-2555,

MOODY, Theodore J. 89, died July 10. Survived by wife of 69 years, Mary; daughters Veronica Hughes and Dolores Thomas; 2 grands and 3 great-grandchildren. NCS Clearwater 727-536-0494

MORGAN, Eileen C. 82, of New Port Richey, died July 11. Survived by a loving family. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey

MURPHY, William J. 83, of Brooksville, passed away July 10, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; 2 sons and daughter. Turner Funeral Homes 352-796-9661

MUSKA, Norma M. 88, died July 11. Preceded in death by her husband, Alex. Survived by son, Bill; daughters, Susan Muska, Karen Toohey; 4 grands, 2 greats NCS Clearwater (727) 536-0494

NORGREN, Joan of Duluth, MN and New Port Richey, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Solvay Hospice House. She was born Sept. 27, 1930 in Duluth, MN to Deward and Marie (Tusken) Norgren. Joan attended Ely, St. James and St. Margaret Mary Schools, Stanbrook Hall and the College of St. Scholastica. She graduated from Morgan Park High School, UMD and Middlebury College, Vermont. In 1950, Joan was united in marriage to Michael Jukich. During the 1960s and 70s, she taught French at UMD. In the 1980s and 90s, Joan was the U.S. Customs officer in Ely, also working various northern MN posts. A longtime resident of Morgan Park and Lakeside, she retired to East Skyline Parkway and New Port Richey. Joan was preceded in death by her husband in 1978 and her parents. She is survived by her children, Mark (Wendy) Jukich of Hermantown, MN, Jill (Jim) Maddy of Las Vegas and Brad (Annie) Jukich of Duluth; grandchildren, Kelly, Ben and Andy Jukich, Mike Maddy and Nicole Jukich; step-grandchildren, Ryann Signorelli and Danielle Hennis; great-grandson, Trajan Signorelli; sisters, Donna (James) Tokarczyk of Hopkins and Virginia (Richard) Harkins of Minnetonka. Family and friends will gather Wednesday, July 14, 2010 from 11 am to 1 pm on the Vista Queen moored at the Minnesota Slip. Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 218-624-5200.

PARDO, Peter Vincent Jr. 68, died peacefully on July 10, 2010 after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Tampa. His love of family, friends, golf and sports brought him great pleasure. His legacy of achievement during a 48-year tenure at McKesson Corporation was recognized by a number of pharmaceutical industry leadership positions and honor in the U.S. Pharmaceutical's Circle of Excellence. He is survived by his loving wife, Erma; his sons, Peter and Michael; his daughter-in-law, Lauren; his three sisters, Francis Herranz, Mary Ballaban and Cecilia Hayes; and his four loving grand-daughters, Sophia, Ava, Ella and Mya. Pallbearers are Gary McCollum, Bert Nocera, Vincent Pardo, Dick Puglisi, Jim Springer, and Wayne Suarez. Honorary pallbearers are his numerous breakfast friends in the West Tampa Coffee Club; dominos friends at Edwards Pipe & Tobacco; and his cherished colleagues that have spanned his many years of service at McKesson Corporation.He will be greatly missed by many. The Pardo family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at St. Joseph's Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Jose Cura and the Dr. Rozas Medical Group. Visitation will take place between 6-8 pm, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N Armenia Ave. A graveside funeral service will take place at 11 am, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Centro Asturiano Memorial Park.

PARMENTER, Mary Alice 83, of Spring Hill, passed away June 26, 2010. She is survived by her sister, Jean Lutz. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel/352-796-9661

PATINO, Patricia Ann 69, passed away on July 11, 2010 in Tampa. For more information and to send condolences, please visit

PESCE, Marie C. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother at age 90. Born Marie Catherine Evans in the Bronx, NY, Feb. 1, 1920, Marie was predeceased by Alphonse Pesce "Funzy", her husband of 46 years in 1986 and her son Eugene in 1959. Left to cherish her memory are her other six sons, Alphonse Jr., Henry, Joey, Gerard, Mike and John. Marie has 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was a communicant of Queen of Peace Church in New Port Richey. We especially want to thank the Suncoast Hospice Foundation for all their help and support in her passing. Services will be held Thursday, at 10 am at Queen of Peace Church in New Port Richey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater. Visit:

PILSBURY, Carol M. 74, of St. Petersburg, passed away on July 6, 2010. Born on April 5, 1936 in Fowler, IN. She spent most of her life in Chicago. She was a former employee of Leverock's and Texas Cattle Co. restaurants. She was a Master Gardener who frequently volunteered her time at the Pinellas County branch of the University of Florida Extension Service. She will be greatly missed by all of her friends and loved ones. Survived by brothers, Russell Laney (Kay) & Merwyn Laney (Sandra). Memorial service to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nature Conservancy of Florida.

PREVITE, Charles R. 88, passed away July 8, 2010. He is survived by his niece, AnnMarie L. Sabb and her husband, Frederick J. and their son, Frank; and his best friend, John Mayeux. Memorial Service will be 10:30 am, Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Pasadena Community Church, in the Goodwin Chapel located at 112 70th St. S, St. Petersburg. Online Memorial & Guestbook @

RAVAIE, Mohammed 67, of Pinellas Park, passed away July 11, 2010 at Gracewood Rehab. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute Funeral Care 727-559-7793

REITNAUER, John 77, of Gainesville, died July 10, 2010. Services will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 352-378-2528, guestbook at

ROGERS, Muriel Adrith (Heckel) "Adie" passed away July 9, 2010 at home with her loving daughter, Laura at her side. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Muriel and William McMurray; and her loving husband, Frederic "Heck" Heckel, whom she devoted herself to and cared for each of them, until they went to God. She was an avid bowler, and was on several bowling leagues at Tarpon Lanes and Lane Glo. She worked all her life in the banking industry until retiring from Bank of America. She is survived by her loving daughter, Laura Adrith Jacob; grandson, Christopher Himmel; great-grand-daughters, Kendra and Mary Himmel; grandson, Andrew his wife, Linda; and great-granddaughter, Adrith Himmel; her loving daughter, Lisa and her husband, Greg Elliott; grandsons, Gregory and Kyle; granddaughter, Kaitlyn; and great-grand-daughters, Shaianne, Kaleigh and Cierra of Pennsylvania; a loving son, Clinton and his wife, Tara Hoffman; grandsons, Clinton, Jr., Kevin, Travis and Danny of New Jersey; a loving brother, William and his wife, Phyllis McMurray of New Jersey; also loving and devoted friends, Sue and Bob Rochette of New Port Richey. There will be a small family service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Gulfside Regional Hospice. To those who knew & loved her remember happiness is... Also when you ask someone how they are & the reply is how much time do you have, take the time to listen. Visit

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

SKINNER, John M. 77, of Tampa, passed away July 9th, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley R. Skinner; 8 children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 10 am to 12 pm, Tuesday, July 13, at Blount Curry Carrollwood Chapel, with graveside service at 1:30 pm, Florida National Cemetery, in Bushnell. Words of comfort may be expressed at Blount Curry Carrollwood Chapel 813-968-2231

SLOAN, David L. 88, of Dunedin, passed away Saturday July 10, 2010. For information contact Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992

SNYDER, Laura L. of New Port Richey, died July 11. Survived by husband, Howard; children, Mellissa, Billy & Keith; grandchildren, Zachary, Lexy & Taylor; parents, Frank & Diane; brother, Marc; sister, Theresa. Dobies FH/Congress Chapel

SOLEMBIEWSKI, Chester 90 years old. Born 2/21/1919 was a Largo resident, a WWII Veteran for 4 years. He worked 40 years for the Chicago Tribune (mail order). He is survived by 2 nieces, Heather Hoffman & Adreine Kauffman. Well be loved by all the neighbors and had lots of friends and is now with the Lord.

THIELEMANN, Elizabeth North "Betty", died July 10, 2010 of a sudden, unexpected illness. Born in Schenectady, NY, she had a wonderful life as a teacher, lawyer, endless advocate, and most importantly, mother. She retired to Lutz in 2000. She is survived by her 5 children, a daughter-in-law, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service on Friday, July 16 at the Heritage Harbor Clubhouse at 4 pm. As she was an advocate for many causes, donations in her memory to the organization of your choice would be appreciated.

WERNER, Richard Edward 86, born Aug. 30, 1923 died July 11, 2010. He served in the Army for 22 years. He was preceded in death by his son, Tommy; and grandson, Judson. He leaves behind his wife, Martha; sons, Richie and wife, Sherry, Lewis Robert and wife, Margaret, Richard Carswell, Robert Gene and wife, Adrienne; daughters, Lessie, and Patricia and husband, TJ. Richard had 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Family and friends will gather at Stowers Funeral Home on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 11 am with a service at 12 pm to say goodbye to our beloved Richard. Interment will follow with full military honors at Florida National Cemetery.