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ALLGOOD, Bobby A. 75, of New Port Richey, died May 12, 2011. Survived by sons, Kenneth and John; daughter, Debbie Epperson; and loving family. Michels & Lundquist FH

ALLISON, Don 77, of Largo, died May 12th, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Allison was born on June 6, 1933, in Springfield, OH. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War until 1955. More than anything, Don loved his wife of over 55 years, Patti. They spent many memorable years together, enjoying their family, the beach, and traveling the world. Don's second love was sports. For the past 15 years he served as a certified member of the ASA National Umpire's Association as well as a high school fast pitch softball tournament umpire across the state of Florida. Don is survived by his wife Patricia; daughters Kim Silva and Kristi Allison; grandchildren, Allison Silva, Amberlie Silva, Seth Allison and Thomas Freeman. A special thanks to Dr. Ranjan Mahajan and his staff for their dedication and compassion during Don's lifetime. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Suncoast Hospice Foundation 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760.

ANDERSON, Kristine J. 48, born in Rockford, IL, passed away Friday, May 13th, 2011, at Largo Medical Hospital. Kristine was part-owner of the Anderson Lawn Service. She was involved in the Medieval Renaissance Festival. Kristine is survived by her husband William; stepsons Brian and Shawn Anderson; parents Carol and Gary Williams; brothers Douglas Williams (Kim), Craig Williams (Cindy); mother-in-law Betty Anderson; sister-in-law Cindi Hoefke; her two dogs and one cat. Kristine is preceded in death by her brother David; father-in-law Donald Anderson. Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 16th, 2011, with a visitation from 11- 12 pm and a service at 12 pm, all at Mohn Funeral Home. www.mohnfuneralhome.com

APPLEGATE, Franklin O. Sr. 79, of Spring Hill, died May 12, 2011. Survivors include his wife: G. Celeste & children: Franklin, Jr., Robert & Celeste Seigley. Merritt Funeral Home Spring Hill Chapel

BARNETT, Stanley 85, passed away May 10, 2011 in Palm Harbor, FL. Survived by wife, Florence, 2 daughters, Roseann and Jeri; 2 sons, Mark and Michael; sister Arline and 6 grand kids.

BASHAM, William 64, of Port Richey, died May 5. Survivors include many friends and neighbors. Dobies FH/Hudson dobiesfuneralhome.com

BOLLINGER, Ethel Mae 89, formerly of Clearwater, died on Monday, May 9, in Oak Harbor, WA. She is survived by a loving family. Visit veteransfuneralcare.com for a full obit. Veterans 727-524-9202

BONHAM, Dorothy Anita "Neetsie" 87, of Largo, died May 10, 2011. Anita was born in Tampico, Mexico. She is survived by her children, Ben Bonham (Jane), Rock Hill, SC, Dr. Christopher Bonham (Leola) and Nancy Bonham-Alters, both of Largo, Barbara Bonham (Gerald Kleiner), Middletown, NY; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Williamsen; cousin, Toshi Seeger; nieces, Penny Williams, Cody Bonham-Gredler, and nephew David Lord. She will be interred with Jarrell, her husband of 40 years, in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Suncoast Hospice (Woodside) 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. www.mossfeasterlargo.com

BONNELL, Rev. Ward O. 88, of Brooksville, died on Friday, April 29, 2011. Memorial Service, Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 10 am at Faith Evangelical Free Church. Turner F.H. 352-796-3588

BUSCHENA, Arnold J. Jr (Arnie), 90, of Clearwater, passed away May 6, 2011. He was born in Winthrop, Mass. and was a veteran of WWII, severing in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. degree. He came to St. Pete in 1951 and came to Clearwater in 2001. He worked for Florida Power Corp; retiring after 31 years as a Transmissions Project Engineer. He was a 50 year volunteer in the B.S.A., were he held the Wood Badge and Silver Beaver Award. Survived by 2 sons Arnold J. III, Jacksonville, Paul F., Irvington, KY and a step-son Franklin C. Bowman, Clearwater. He had six grand children and eight great grand children.

CARLSON, Michael 49, of Tampa, passed away March 22, 2011. Michael was born June 30, 1961 in St. Paul, MN to Dwaine H. and Lucille E. Kabage Carlson. He is survived by his loving family and friends. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com 813-237-2900

COBLE, Luther J. 86, of Dunedin, passed May 8, 2011. Luther was a WWII Veteran in the U.S. Navy. Survived by his wife, Rita; step-son, William; step-granddaughte,r Alissa; niece, Nancy Caslick of Oregan; nephew, James Bollero of Indiana and other nieces and nephews of the Indiana area. Curlew Hills

CORBIN, Jeffrey Crandall 68, of Brandon, died May 12, 2011. He was born in Aurora, IL and was a long time area resident. He is survived by his son, Timothy A. Corbin (Ivana); daughter, Amy F. Green; two grandchildren, Jonas and Saide; sister, Cordelia M. Jones. The family will receive friends 2-4 pm, with a funeral service following at 4 pm, Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Stowers Funeral Home. Final services will be held in West Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, IL.

CREWS, Ewell Gene Died April 23, 2011 at the University Community Hospital in Tampa. He was born Feb. 16, 1935 in Lamont, FL to the late Cora and John Crews. He was a star athlete at Hillsborough High School. after graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force and proudly served his country for over 23 years. He was a Vietnam veteran, awarded the Bronze Star Medal, and many other meritorious citations. He continued his love for country and military affiliation, by being an active member of the Temple Terrace VFW Post 10140, for many years, up until his death. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and step-father Cora & Peter Fernandez, wives, Beryl P. Crews (of 29 yrs) and Ellen B. Crews (of 6 years). He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Gerald and Kathleen Crews; grandchildren, Kevin, Daniel, Brandon and Kelsey Crews of Illinois; aunt,Louise Hemby and family of Temple Terrace; cousin (whom he considered a brother), James Sheldon Crews, wife Martha, sons Jim, Kim and families of Tampa, with many relatives throughout the south. A memorial service was held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Thonotosassa, FL on May 2, 2011, led by Pastor James Brady and followed by a luncheon tribute "to Gene Crews" by the Temple Terrace VFW Post 10140. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Estate of Ewell G. Crews, c/o Attorney Juanell Linkous & Associates, 9012 Copeland Rd., Tampa, FL 33637.

DAHL, Jamie J. 55, of Tampa, passed away May 10, 2011. He is survived by his loving family. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home 813-237-3345 www.adams-jennings.com

DAVIS, Ralph "RIP" 53, of St. Petersburg, died May 10, 2011. Survived by son, Nicholas Asberry; daughter, Kersha Davis "Wano"; granddaughter, Kamiya Robinson. Services today, May 14, 2011 at 12 pm at Creal Funeral Home.

DesJARDINS, Sandra 64, of New Port Richey, died May 7, 2011. Survived by daughters Dawn and Eliese; 3 grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, 727-849-9964

EICHER, Bonnie "My Girl" 60, of St. Petersburg, went to become an angel May 12, 2011. Navy veteran of Vietnam. Employed by Meadowlawn Middle School for over 20 years. Survived by husband of 38 years, Willis; 2 daughters, Kim and Dawn; mother; a brother and 3 sisters. Friends received at the funeral home Monday from 6-8 pm where funeral services will be conducted 1 pm Tuesday May 17, 2011. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home 3180 30th Ave. N. 323-5111

FERNANDEZ, Michael 58, lost his courageous battle with cancer May 5, 2011. He left this world peacefully surrounded by his devoted and loving family. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Fernandez. Michael was born in Tampa, July 3, 1952. He is survived by his mother, Polly Fernandez; wife, Terry Rubio Fernandez; daughters, Michelle Fernandez, Morgan Rubio, and Miranda Jones (Nick); and son, Michael Elliott Fernandez; and granddaughters, Alivia Borger and Riley Rubio, who were by all accounts the greatest joys in his life. He also leaves behind brothers, David Fernandez (Zee) and Douglas Fernandez. Michael was a graduate of King High School and the University of Tennessee. In 1973 Michael joined his parents in the operating of the company they founded, ABC Auto Sales. Michael spent the next years building a family legacy with ABC, Best Auto Sales, ABC Re-marketing and with his brothers MDD Investment Company. Michael was well known among automobile dealer throughout Florida is widely respected for his business expertise and willingness to assist and advise others in his related trades. He is held in high regard by business associates, employees and extended family members alike. Though he was an astute business man, those who knew him best loved him for his caring ways and straight-forward manners, always open and transparent in his relationships, both business and personal. Michael's love for all things his children did led him to spend many happy years coaching his children at Northside Little League, ASA softball and AAU baseball teams. Michael was a proud member of the dads clubs at the Academy of the Holy Names, Gaither and Jesuit High Schools, and one of his fondest memories was being selected "Foxy Father" at AHN in 2002. "The family wishes to express our gratitude to all that cared for Michael in his 11 year cancer journey, Florida Cancer Specialist, Dr. Rafael Blanco and Kim Toup, and Dr. Xavier Prida, for his complete and total honesty." A memorial service will be held 7 pm, Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood Chapel. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donation in his name to American Cancer Society or The Angelus House, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson, FL 34669. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.blountcurry.com Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel 813-968-2231

FETTERMAN, Martha 90, of Port Richey, died May 11. Visitation May 16, 2-5 pm with services May 17, 1 pm. Burial to follow at Grace Memorial Park, Hudson. Faupel F.H. 727-849-9964

GAILLARD, Warren L. 80, of St. Petersburg, died May 13, 2011. Survived by wife: Beart M. Gaillard; brother: Walter Gaillard Jr. Services at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

GEE, Jack Atwell 76, of Tampa, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011. He was born May 20, 1934 in Petersburg, VA to Freddie B. and Mary E. Wright Gee. Before Jack retired he worked in retail sales. He is survived by his many friends. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com 813-237-2900

GERARD, Alpha Mae of Palm Harbor, passed away May 13, 2011. She is survived by her children, Jerry, Roger, Cheryl and Suzanne. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar 813-855-2439

GIBBONS, Beverly L. 73, of Largo, passed away peacefully May 12. Survived by a loving family. Service will be May 21, at 2 pm at Moss Feaster, Clearwater. For info: www.mossfeasterclearwater.com

GIGLIARDI, Nina 84, of Hudson, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011 at Windsor Woods Nursing Center, Hudson gracefuneralhomehudson.com

GRAY, Willie E. "Will" 67, of Clearwater, died, May 11, 2011. Graveside, 12:45 pm, May 20, 2011 at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Details and registry at www.veteransfuneralcare.com

GUSTAVSEN, Carl David 58, of Tampa, passed away April 12, 2011. Carl was born on July 2, 1952 in Fort Sill, OK to Charles and Marion (Revels) Gustavsen Jr. He was a life long Tampa resident; he was a soldier in the Salvation Army. Carl graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1970 and was employed at Johnson Controls, formerly, Globe Union for 34 years. He was a dedicated body builder who trained alongside the top pro wrestlers. He was an avid gun collector, muscle car aficionado and a consummate prankster. Carl enjoyed helping others any chance he could, sneak in and not be noticed, served for a time in the Krewe of Shamrock. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in September, 1972. "Big Papa" was loved more than he ever knew. He is survived by his wife, Melody Gustavsen; father, Charlie; brothers, Mark and wife, Vickie; Charles and wife, Tammy; daughter, Catrina; "spare" children, Jerry Waldron, Shannan Waldron and Jody Waldron; grandchildren, Kyle Manglesdorf, Kayla Chapman, Lucas Dees, Nickolas Waldron and Anastasia Slaughter; nephew, Matthew; niece, Megan; numerous other loving family members and friends. A service was held Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Salvation Army, Tampa with Major Heard officiating. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com 813-237-2900

HARMON, Stanley S. passed away peacefully on May 4, 2011, at home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary Lou (Gilday) Harmon and their 6 children, Donna (Ron) Georgyi, Stanley, Jr. (Darlene), Ronald, Leonard (Becke), Linda Ehlman and Chris Harmon; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Mr. Harmon was a Korean War veteran and a member of the American Legion 252 and Elks Lodge. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 11 am at the Elks Lodge, Holiday Isles #1912, 14111 E. Parsley Drive, Madeira Beach. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 or the American Cancer Society. Services, Lewis Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

HARRIS, Charles C. 80, of Belleair, passed away on Monday, May 9th at his daughter's home in Alachua. Chuck was born in Euclid, OH on July 15, 1930 to the late Alfred S. Harris, Sr. and Marie G. Harris (Barkley). In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred S. Harris, Jr.; sister, Josephine H. Williams and stepfather, John W. Barkley. Chuck graduated from University School in Shaker Heights, OH and Williams College in Williamstown, MA. He was an avid sportsman, particularly enjoying sailing and golf. He was past Commodore of Clearwater Yacht Club, Florida Ocean Racing Association and Windjammers of Clearwater and a former board member of Pioneer Western Corporation, Western Reserve Life Assurance, and Morton Plant Mease Foundation. After retiring, his greatest joy was traveling the country in his motor coach with his beloved wife, Em, visiting historic sites, family and friends. Chuck, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary (Em) A. Harris; four daughters, Christine M. Harris of Christiansburg, VA, Lyn H. Dinkmeyer and husband, Jim of Parkland, FL, Robin H. Olmstead and husband, Norman of Blacksburg, VA, Tinker H. Tindley and husband, Ben of Alachua; son, Charles S. Harris and wife, Cheryl of Clearwater Beach; eight grandchildren, Chad Olmstead and wife, Christina, Matt Olmstead and wife, Susan, Carly Olmstead, Drew Dinkmeyer, Caitlin Dinkmeyer, Jessica Tindley, Chase Tindley, and Rachel Lay and husband, Zack; four great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and special friends. Family and friends will greatly miss his caring nature, integrity, wonderful sense of humor and zest for life. The family would like to express its appreciation to Dr. William Mendenhall, Dr. Anthony Mancuso and Haven Hospice of Florida for their care and support during his last months. Memorial gifts may be made in Chuck's honor to Haven Hospice, 4200 N.W. 90th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606 or the American Cancer Society. A gathering in celebration of Chuck's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Westarea 823 NW 143RD ST. 352-376-7556

HATCHER, Joan M. 73, formerly of Bushnell, died April 12, 2011 in Port Royal, SC. Services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Copeland Funeral Service, Beaufort, SC

HEMPLE, Jeffrey D. 47, formerly of Dunedin, died April 28, 2011 in Raleigh, NC. He was predeceased by his father, David Hemple. He is survived by his mother, Rita Steele; sister, Judy Hemple; niece, Lexie; partner, Tim Juhl; aunts; cousins.

HENCKEN, James Edward 90, of Seminole, passed away May 6, 2011, at Bay Pines VA Hospital. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dolores. He is survived by his 3 children, Donna, Jim, and Maryanne. He has 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. James served in WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in his memory to his favorite charity: Futures for Children, American Indian Youth; 9600 Tennyson Street N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87122. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at 9:30 am in the Chapel.

HINE, Marjory 85, passed away peacefully May 12, 2011. She is survived by her loving family. Stowers Funeral Home 813-689-1211

IBRAHIM, Sobhy 62, Tampa, passed away on May 13th at Tampa General Hospital. An expanded obit and service info may be found at www.Sylvanabbey.com 727-796-1992.

JOHANSEN, Raymond W. 73, of Largo, passed away March 13. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda; daughters, Charlene Egan & Valerie Knapp; and grandson, Kevin Egan.

JOHNSON, Ruth 79, of Redington Shores, passed away May 13, 2011. Survived by husband, Harold; children, Tyler, Brian, Eli, and Kenna. www.mossfeasterlargo.com

JONES, Bryan "Murphy" born June 28, 1958, peacefully closed his eyes and opened them to a new life on May 9, 2011. His memory lives forever through Beth Jones, his wife of 20 years; 2 daughters; 5 grandkids; his sister; brother; nieces and nephews. The family invites you to celebrate his life Sunday, May 22, 2011, at 2 pm at Ballast Point Park, a place he loved to spend time.

JONES, Sherry Dawn 50, of Tampa, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Sherry was born Jan. 30, 1961, in Tampa, to Albert A. and Ina Claire Peterson. She is survived by her 2 sons, Chirley "Chris" Harvey and Travis Meek; parents, Ina C. Peterson and Albert Peterson; brother, Terry Allen Peterson; many other loving family and friends. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com 813-237-2900

KENDALL, Roberta Sayre passed away May 8, 2011. Survived by two sons, Ralph Jr., and David; two grand-children, and 3 great-grandchildren.

KLEE, Robert G. Jr. 43, of St. Pete Beach, died May 5, 2011. Survived by his loving family. Burial in Massachusetts will be private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association.

KOENIG, Nathalie Venieri Born in Italy in 1922 and raised in France, Nathalie Venieri Koenig came to America in 1947 to marry former GI Herman Koenig, whom she had known during the war. Together they raised a family in the suburbs north of New York City. While raising three children in America, Nathalie also maintained close, active relations with her family in Europe. She and Herman traveled there often. Nathalie also cultivated countless friendships in America. She was known for her boundless creativity and tireless energy. After retirement she and Herman moved to Largo, where they enjoyed warm winters in the company of fellow northerners. After Herman's death in 2007, Nathalie moved to Texas to be close to her daughter's family. By then declining health had sapped her vigor and vitality. She is survived by the families of her daughter Claudette Cozzi, of her sons Will and Jacques Koenig, of her surviving sisters Rosette and Andree and of her deceased sisters Nora and Yvonne. Family and friends on both sides of the Atlantic are mourning her passing.

KOLSETH, Ruth Doris (VanMiddlesworth) 94, passed away May 7, 2011, at St. Mark Village, Palm Harbor. Born in Plainfield, NJ, Dec. 20, 1916, she received her RN degree from 5th Avenue Hospital, New York City, 1938. Ruth was dedicated to nursing and worked tirelessly for the renowned Dr. Robert S. Pottenger, and Robert S., Jr. in Pasadena, CA, where she participated in ground-breaking allergy testing studies. She added X-ray technician to her resume in later years. She moved to California in the '40s and retired to Bend, OR in the '80s, where she was an enthusiastic volunteer at the High Desert Museum. Her passion was learning about American Indians, studying their lives, understanding their tribal identities, and traveling Indian country. She moved to Florida in 1990, and was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Dunedin. Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Harold R. "Jack" Kolseth, 1990. She is survived by her loving family, son, Steve Kolseth, wife, Mary, Albany, OR; daughter, Carol Clark, husband, Douglas, Largo; grandson, Mark Duhn, wife, Debbie; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Joel, Junction City, OR, as well as step sons, Jack Kolseth (Phyllis) of Orlando, Carolyn, Karen and Shelley and David Kolseth (Virginia), Harrisburg, PA. A memorial service will be held in the chapel, St. Mark Village, 2655 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, 727-785-2577, Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Dementia Caregivers Resources, P.O. Box 7677, Seminole, Suncoast Hospice Foundation, or Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Lelio, Catherine 77 passed on May 10, 2011 at her home. Born in NY, Cay is survived by husband John of 61 years & 2 daughters, Cathi & Micki, their husbands, 4 granchildren & 6 great grandchildren.

LEVY, Rabbi Mordecai age 82, of Tampa, died Thursday, May 12, 2011. Rabbi Levy was born in Malden, MA and came to Tampa in 1986, from Lakeland. He was a Rabbi for over 50 years, presently serving Congregation Ohev Shalom in New Tampa and served as Jewish Chaplain to the James A. Haley VA Hospital. Rabbi Levy was a member, past board member and a dedicated scholastic resource to Congregation Kol Ami. He pursued learning at many levels having achieved numerous post graduate degrees including his PhD from Dropsie University in Philadelphia, PA. Rabbi Levy was also a veteran of the United States Air Force and proudly served his country during the Korean War. Survivors include his beloved wife of 55 years, Rana Levy; sons and daughter-in-law Baruch Levy, of Dunedin, Ramni Levy, of San Francisco, CA and Eytan and Sharon Brown-Levy of West Orange, NJ; grandchildren Gideon, Batya, Aviva and Mattan; and brother Stanley Levy of Delray Beach. Funeral Services will take place Sunday, May 15, 2011, 2 pm at Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Rd., Tampa. Interment will follow in Gan Shalom Cemetery, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Congregation Kol Ami or to the charity of ones choice. For online condolences please visit www.segalfuneralhome.com Segal Funeral Home Beth David Chapel, Tampa 813-874-3330

LITCHFORD, Earl D. 84, Clearwater, passed away on Thursday, May 12th at home with family by his side. A public gathering will be held on Sunday, May 15th from 2-4 pm with funeral services to follow on Monday at 2 pm, both at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Suncoast Hospice of Pinellas County. An expanded obituary and on-line guest book may be found at Sylvanabbey.com. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater. 727-796-1992

MADILL, Fred G. 82, of Brooksville, died May 13, 2011. Visitation will be from 4-6 on Tuesday, with a service at 5 pm. Turner FH 352-796-3588

MANN, Patsy 63, a lifelong area resident, passed away May 11, 2011. She was the owner of Brandon Pool Supply for 33 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Mike; sons, Mike (Lisa) and Bobby (Debbie); grandchildren, Taylor and Brittany; an extended family and numerous friends. A visitation will be held 9-10 am with a funeral service at 10 am, Monday, May 16, 2011, at Stowers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HOPE Hospice, 1525 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805.

McARTHUR, Louise M. 82, of Sun City Center, passed away May 11, 2011. She retired from General Electric. Survivors include a nephew, Robert A. Johnson; niece, Marilyn J. Campbell; two great-nieces, Kristen Campbell and Megan (J.T.) Newton; three great-nephews, Robert A. (Samantha) Johnson, II, Marc Johnson and Christopher Johnson; a great-great-niece, Lily Ann Johnson and a brother-in-law, Robert W. Johnson. A memorial service will be conducted 2 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Sun City Center Emergency Squad or the Humane Society. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center 813-634-9900

McCUBBINS, Eugene L. 91, a Navy vet of 34 years, died May 11. Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred. Survived by son, Richard; daughter, Beverly Waldenfels; 2 grands; 3 greats. NCS

METCALFE, Mary Houpt 86, of Spring Hill, died May 12. She is survived by her daughters, Linda and J. Ann; son, Tom; brother, Walter; 1 grand; and 3 great-grand. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

MEYERS, Elmer "E.W." 85, of Wesley Chapel, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Meyers. He is survived by his son, Mark Meyers of Valrico; daughters, Ellen Meyers of Wesley Chapel, Pat Moore of Clearwater; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Marriane Kochis of Cleveland, OH. Funeral services will be held 10 am, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church where he was an usher. The family will receive friends at Blount & Curry Terrace Oaks Chapel 6-8 pm Monday, May 16, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Parish or to HPH Hospice of Dade City. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.blountcurryterraceoaks.com

MICHAUD, Fred J. 88, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Canada and was an 18 year winter resident from Caribou, ME. He was a Plant Superintendent for the Caribou School System for over 45 years and was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; 2 daughters, Patti (James) Gilley of Berwick, ME, Rebecca (Dana) Haskell of Caribou, ME; 1 son, Scott (Dorothy) Michaud of Uxbridge, MA; 2 sisters, Evelyn (Sandy) St. Peter, Deda Sams; 1 brother, Maynard all of Caribou; 4 grandchildren, Rachael, Rebekah, Seth, and Timothy; 2 great-grandchildren, Olivia and Eric; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Doris Michaud, and three brothers, Herbert, Lewis, and Alphie. A memorial mass will be 10 am Monday, May 16, 2011 at Holy Family Catholic Church 200-78th Ave. NE. Interment will be in Caribou, ME. The family requests memorials to Suncoast Hospice 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760. Online memorial and guest book at www.gunterfuneralhome.com. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-528-2880

MILLER, Jacob Thomas 18, of Tampa, died Sunday, May 8, 2011. Visit www.veteransfuneralcare.com for guestbook and funeral services. Veterans 727-524-9202

MITCHELL, Grace Mae age 82, Inverness, died May 12, 2011 at Always There Assisted Living Facility. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.

MOSHONAS, Manuel 79, of Winter Haven, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 due to cancer. He is survived by three children, Helene Bradley, George Moshonas and Tula Michele Haff; a son-in-law Ron Haff; four grandchildren, Michael Bradley, Mark Bradley, Drake Haff and Mary Haff; and one great-grandson, Shawn Bradley all of Winter Haven. His family also includes Mary Moshonas, his sister, Eugenia Moshonas of Tarpon Springs, and a brother, Anthony Moshonas of Madison Heights, VA. Manuel will be dearly missed. The family will receive friends from 4-6 pm, Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Winter Haven. A Trisagion Service will be at 6:30 pm during the visitation. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am, Monday, May 16, 2011 at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 1030 Bradbury Road, Winter Haven, FL. Interment will follow at Auburndale Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent at www.oakridgefuneralcare.com. Oak RIdge Funeral Care Winter Haven, FL 33881

MULLINS, Arbutus V. 81, passed away May 11, 2011. Survived by husband, Elster; two sons, Larry & Wyndal Mullins. Complete obit at www.rlwilliams.com R. Lee Williams & Son 527-1177

NOBLES, Harry Lee 78, New Port Richey, died April 28, survived by Harriet Tongen & loving family. Svcs May 21, American Legion in Osceola at 1 pm. Michels & Lundquist FH/NPR

PARTRIDGE, Charles E. 88, of Clearwater passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Heritage United Methodist Church, 2680 Landmark Dr., Clearwater, FL, with the Rev. Donald Jones officiating. Inurnment will be in Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater. Memorial contributions can be made to Heritage United Methodist Church.

PEEPLES, Carol N. 71, of Lithia, departed this life on May 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by husband, Douglas Peeples; parents, Hugh C. and Naomi Colding; brother, Ernest Colding. She is survived by children, Danny Peeples (Maggie), Donnie Peeples (Rhonda), and Ronnie Peeples (Cynthia); 3 brothers, and 3 sisters; and 4 grand-children and 3 great-grand-children. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May 16 at 11 am at Alafia Baptist Church, 222 Alafia Church Road, Lithia, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10 am. Interment to follow at Fellowship Cemetery, Ft. Lonesome. Expressions of condolence at www.hopewellfuneral.com.

PENCE, Marlene Gertrude 74, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at home. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 29 years, Charles A. Pence and her grandson, Owen Brumm. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Sheil, VA; son, Tony Knapton, of Wisconsin; daughter, Lois Cowen, of Wisconsin; daughter, Linda Brumm, of Wisconsin; daughter, Lori Rebokus, of Florida; daughter, Lisa Pertzborn, of Wisconsin; and five grandchildren. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook at www.AndersonMcQueen.com

PERRY, Stephen 58, of Wesley Chapel, died May 11. Survived by brothers, Brian & Kevin; sister, Eileen. Dobies FH/7 Springs dobiesfuneralhome.com

PHAN, Ken N. 50, Holiday, died May 12th. Survived by his wife, Cindy; daughters, Mylan & Kimberly; parents; brother; loving family.Visit today 9am-12, Service, 12 pm. Michels & Lundquist/NPR

PIZZUTI, Angelo 88, died May 12. Survived by wife, Millie; sons, Charles, Michael (Pamela), Fred (Cathy), Albert (Janet), daughter, Francine Mershman (Skip); 2 sisters, Morgan F.H. 727-847-3999

POLANCO, Betty age 84, of Miami, died Monday, May 9, 2011, in Tampa. Mrs. Polanco was born in Isle of Pines, Cuba and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1945. She resided in Miami for over 65 years before coming to Tampa recently. Betty and her husband Nick were visionary entrepreneurs of Latin food products and owned Polanco Wine Distributors and N. Polanco, Inc. Survivors include her beloved husband of 65 years, Nick Polanco; sons and daughters-in-law Bobby and Laurie Polanco, of Raleigh, NC, and Eddy and Blanca Polanco of Miami; daughter and son-in-law Susan and Albert Waksman, of Tampa; grandchildren Nick, Amber and Vinny; sister and brother-in-law Sara and Harvey Stahl and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Life Path Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637 or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. For online condolences please visit www.segalfuneralhome.com Segal Funeral Home Beth David Chapel, Tampa 813-874-3330

POLLARD, Richard A. 82, New Port Richey, died May 9th. Survived by children, Cathy, David and Beth; sister, Ellen; grandchildren, Shane, Dallas, Payton and Griffin. Dobies FH, Congress St. 841-7555

RANES, Doyle 88, of Palm Harbor, passed away May 10, 2011. He moved here in 1995 from St. Louis and is survived by his loving wife of over 62 years, Marie; sons, John (Lynn) and Don (Debbie); daughters, Sue, Linda (Gregg), JoAnn (Kurt) and Nancy (Michael); 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the Marine Corps having served at Iwo Jima and loved traveling and family vacations. He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 11 am at the Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor 2021 Nebraska Ave. Palm Harbor 34683. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his church or to Suncoast Hospice. www.curlewhills.com

REESE, Darlene C. 64, passed away on May 9, 2011. She sits amongst the angels she's now become one. Survived by mother, Gertrude; husband, Wayne; son, Ralph & daughter, Michelle.

REINERT, James W. "Jim" 82, of Seminole passed away May 8, 2011 at Woodside Hospice. He was a structural steel draftsman in this area from 1980 until 1998. He is survived by his wife, Lois; dog Zippy; 4 sons; 1 stepson; 2 daughters; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and friends. His wish was for no memorial service, but eternity in Heaven with God.

ROWE, Margaret Martin 94, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Brookside Hospice House. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, George. Born in Baltimore, MD, Margaret came to Clearwater when she was 3 years old. She attended Plant High School in Tampa and Tampa University. She retired from the Dept. of State in Washington, D.C. as a legal secretary. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater 727-796-1992

RUGGIERO, Elizabeth 85, of Seminole, died May 13th. Survivors include son, Richard; daughters, Debra, Eileen, and Lynne; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grand children. www.mossfeasterlargo.com

SANCHEZ ROMERO, Jorge Luis, 60, of Wimauma, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011. Jorge was born April 18, 1950 to Aleides and Luisa Romero Aria Sanchez. He is survived by his loving family and friends. Words of comfort may be express at floridamortuary.com 813-237-2900

SANCHEZ, Soledad "Bebe" 95, of Tampa passed away on May 11, 2011. She was predeceased by her parents, Ramon and Felina Sanchez, her brothers, Manuel Sanchez (Hazel), Raymond Sanchez, her sisters, Camilla Lopez, Angelica Montes de Oca (Herbert), Onelia Sanchez and Mercedes Menendez (Mario). She is survived by her nieces, Adrienne Napoli (Don), Arline Hoskinson, Darcel Schouler (Bob) and Lisa V. Bernard (Scott); nephews, Jason Napoli, Gavin Napoli, grandnephew, Daniel Schouler; grandniece, Jacey Napoli and numerous cousins. Bebe was a true Ybor City native, born and raised in the same neighborhood all her life. Storytelling was her favorite pastime. Ybor City as it used to be, the people and events that made it what it was during her growing up years with her siblings. She loved sports including Yankee baseball, Buccaneer football and even wrestling. She could call up stats about any player like a sportscaster and many a day, screaming matches with the game she was watching and how the players were playing and always a comment on the inability of the coaches to do the correct placement of players and plays. Family gatherings always included poker with her siblings and brothers-in-law and best of all a platter of the best natilla (Spanish custard) in the city. She went peacefully and without pain and for that the family thanks all involved nurses, doctors in Emergency Services, CCU as well as in the inpatient care she received until her last day at St Joseph Hospital. A celebration of her long life will be held at Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N Armenia Avenue, Tampa on Monday, May 16th from 10-11 am. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.

SHERIDAN, Mary Louise Moon "Mary Lou" of Fort Walton Beach, FL, passed away May 6, 2011 at FWB Medical Center. Mary Lou was born June 20, 1927 in Sussex, NJ, to the late Arnold & Josephine Moon. The family moved to East Orange, NJ, where she lived until she married in 1947. She and her husband were long term residents of Monmouth County, NJ and New Port Richey. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 57 years, Thomas Sheridan, and brother, Edward Moon. She is survived by three children, Kathryn Newton (Richard) of Shalimar, FL, James Sheridan (Morgan) of Albuquerque, NM, and Eileen Rochelle of Tinton Falls, NJ. Mary Lou also enjoyed the love of her four grandsons, David Newton (Elizabeth), Robert Newton, Ryan Rochelle, and Colton Rochelle; one great-grandson, David Thomas Newton; and her sister, Vivian Reilly (Michael) of Lafayette, LA. A memorial service will be held at a later date near FL National Cemetery, Bushnell. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.daviswatkins.com.

SMITH, Patricia A. 66, of St. Petersburg, passed away May 11, 2011 at Hospice Woodside. She is survived by her children, Deborah, Dawn & Everett; 3 sisters, 1 brother; 5 grand & 9 great-grandchildren.

SMITH, Patricia A. Thomas Kelly 67, native of Tarpon Springs, died May 12, 2011. She was a banking associate and 1961 graduate from Tarpon Springs High School. She is survived by husband, Delbert; son, Nicholas Kelly; daughters, Debbie Brady, Cathy Nielsen, Alicia Braden; brother, Tommy Thomas; sister, Janice Thomas Ray; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation from 2-4 on Sunday, May 15, at Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs, 727-937-6111

THREM, Angus Richard 74, passed away May 12, 2011. He was born in Grosse Point Woods, MI. He was a faithful servant to the Lord, he loved the outdoors, he also loved Florida's beautiful beaches. He was a respected businessman, working in construction as a project manager since the age of 18. Richard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be deeply missed. Surviving him are his cherished wife of more than 40 years, Mary; 4 children, Steve Threm, Rick Threm, Kimberly Griffin, and Kenny Threm; 9 grandchildren, Ryan Threm, Kyle Threm, Kinsey Threm, Josh Threm, Dusten Threm, Chase Griffin, Carly Griffin; 1 sister, Nancy Koch; several cousins; countless friends, and of course, his 2 furry grandchildren, Rocco and Bella. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Sunday, May 15, at Blount Curry Carrollwood Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 16, 10 am, at Grace Lutheran Church, 3714 W. Linebaugh, Tampa, FL, 33618. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.blountcurry.com

VANDERKARR, Betty Ann 82, entered into eternal rest May 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; and great-grandson, Gabriel. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Leavitt (Steven); five grandchildren, Michael (Mayra), Tyler (Amy), Joseph (Kamil), Joshua (Sarah), and Bethany; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will take place at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May, 21, 2011, at Apostles Lutheran Church, 200 Kingsway Rd., Brandon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Stowers Funeral Home

VAUGHN, Larry D. 64, of Pinellas Park, passed away May 10. He moved to Florida in 1981 from Pontiac MI. He worked as a machinist for 45 years. He retired from Norris Precision. Survived by wife of 45 years Georgia Vaughn, son Darren of Seminole, daughter Leslie Carlisle of Largo, brother Gregory Vaughn of Michigan, 10 grandchildren. A memorial for Larry will be held at Largo Eagles 4013, 13308 66th St., Largo at 1pm on Saturday, May 21.

WADE, Gerald A. 69, died May 7, 2011. He served honorably in the Army. Burial will be at 10:45 am, May 19th at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home

WALDBUSSER, Vivan A. 82, Spring Hill, died May 9. Survived by husband Arthur; children Ellen, Richard, Ray; brother Alexander; 4 grands. National Cremation & Burial Society - Hudson, FL

WATERS, Elizabeth M. 86, of Port Richey, died May 13. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. She is survived by her loving son, Joseph. www.prevattfuneralhome.com

WRATH, Violetta E. 88, of Brooksville, died May 11, 2011. Survived by daughters, Sandra & Nancy; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 silbings. nationalcremation.com

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