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.
BLACK, Walter E. 83, passed awa May 13, in Dade City. He is survived by a loving family. Viewing 6-8 today, Hodges Funeral Home, Funeral May 17, at the funeral home with burial in Linden.
CLAROS, Rachel 87, New Port Richey, died May 13. Survivors: daughter, Louise; grands Rachel, Dennine, Ellen, Michelle; great-grand Valerie, Bradley, Thomas, Erin, Emma, Hailey.
COLESTOCK, Ruth G. 86, of Clearwater, died May 14. Survived by husband Robert D.; daughter Jill D. Benhower; step children and grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Largo, 727-517-2340
CONTE, Dr. Joseph R. 46, of Clearwater, passed away at his residence on May 11th, 2011. Joseph is survived by his parents Joseph and Julie; brother Louis and sister-in-law Laurie; nieces and nephews William, Erin, and Alexa. A memorial service will be held at Mohn Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011, from 6-7 pm with a funeral service at 7 pm. www.mohnfuneralhome.com
CROSSWY, Mark S. 52, of Palm Harbor, died May 14. Survived by mother, Ruth; brother Daryl; and sister Sandra Royal. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon 942-0515 dobiesfuneralhome.com
FITZGERALD, Robert J. 74, passed away May 13, 2011. A Navy veteran of 13 years and retired firefighter. Survived by his wife, Kathy; children, David, Donna, Tammy; 3 grands; 4 greats. Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society. Services will be held May 21, 3 pm at Dobies Funeral Home, Seven Springs Chapel. 727-372-2550 dobiesfuneralhome.com
FOUCHE, Dolores 55, Port Richey, died May 13. Survived by husband Douglas; daughters Dannielle, Elaine, Michelle & Halona; siblings and grandchildren. Dobies FH, Congress Street 841-7555
FRENCH, Thomas 83, of Apollo Beach, a Senior Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, who retired after 27 years of proud military service, was born Sept. 7, 1927, and went to be with Jesus on May 14, 2011. Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Patricia; daughters, Angelia, Deanna and son Tommy; brother David; sister, Maggie; daughter-in-law and grandchildren Trish, Christina and Emily. Memorial service will be 12:30 pm, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa. Interment will follow in the Sarasota National Cemetery at 2:30 pm with full military honors being accorded.
GARCIA, Jose 85, of Tampa, passed away Friday May 13th. He is survived by his daughter, grandchild and son-in-law. Loyless Funeral Home 813-996-6610
GARRISON, Cecil E. passed away May 11. He is survived by his loving family. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10-11, 11:00 Service at North Meadowlawn FH northmeadowlawnfuneral.com
HOSKINSON, H. Evelyn 89, of Largo, passed peacefully on May 5, 2011, predeceased by her husband, Ralph. She is survived by her loving daughters, Patricia Sakamoto of CA, and Susan Willett of Largo, with 2 grandchildren & 3 great-grandsons. She is also survived by stepsons Karl and Randy Hoskinson of FL with 5 grandchildren. Service will be graveside only at Bushnell National Cemetery at 2 pm Monday. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Hoskinson had requested that gifts be given in her name to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.
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.
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.
KENTFIELD, Virginia 74, of Lutz, passed away May 13th. Virginia is survived by her son James; daughter, Gail and grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home 813-996-6610
LIO, Salvadore P. "Sal" 92, of Clearwater, passed May 4, 2011 at The Villas of Belleair. Born in Halifax, PA, he was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, businessman and friend, and a member of St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his dear wife of 60 years, Dot. He is survived by 2 sons, John (Kathleen) of CA, Robert (Maria) of TX; 3 daughters, Sharon (Larry) of CA, Susan (Doug) of WA, Mary Ellen of MA; and 6 grandchildren, Maryann (Kraig), Brian, Esther, David, Elizabeth and Anne. A Memorial Mass and celebration of Sal's life will be scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at 10 am at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church and burial will follow in Calvary Catholic at 1 pm. Donations in his memory may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation or the Alzheimer's Foundation. He will be missed. www.mohnfuneralhome.com
LONG, Henry Curtis Sr. Nov. 14, 1919 - Jan. 29, 2011 Henry Long was born in Atlanta, GA and grew up in St. Petersburg. He was a WWII veteran who served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. Mr. Long was predeceased by his siblings, William G. Long and Martha Long Dann and his daughter, Linda Lee Long. He is survived by sons Henry Curtis Long, Jr., Stephen Allen Long, John David Long, and his daughter Shelley Long as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services will be held Friday, May 27th at 2 pm at Bay Pines National Cemetery with a reception following at 507 John's Pass Avenue, Madeira Beach.
MASHEK, Edward R. Sr. 93, passed away May 13, 2011. A native of Chicago, he had been residing in Clearwater for the past 20 years. He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Margaret F. Mashek. He is survived by his children, Edward Mashek, Jr. and June Lucas and his grandchildren. A Mass will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, May 17 at St. Michael the Archangel, Clearwater followed by a graveside service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Ave. N., Clearwater. Arrangements under the direction of Moss Feaster Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Clearwater. www.mossfeasterclearwater.com
McMAHON, Jarret 62, of New Port Richey, passed away April 25, 2011. He is survived by friends and neighbors. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson 868-4441 dobiesfuneralhome.com
MOSS, Roseman Burnisee of Seminole, died Friday, May 13th. She was 87. Affectionately known to friends and family as "Bunky," she was a native of Woodfin in Buncombe County, NC and lived in Seminole since 1982. She was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church in Clearwater. Bunky was the widow of Robert Moss, who passed away in 1997. Surviving are three children, Barbara Susan Wilson of Reidsville, NC, Patrick Joseph Moss, of Newton, NC, and Natalie Moss Bond of St. Petersburg; a sister, Frances Rice of Seminole; plus one grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Millie, her devoted Shih-Tzu. Visitation held 12 noon, Tuesday, May 17th, until service time at 1 pm at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, where interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.thehospicefoundation.org Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home 727-391-0121 gardensanctuaryfunerals.com
NAPP, Rose Veronica born Rose Veronica Danko Sept. 22, 1926, in Chicago to John and Rose Danko. Loving wife of 63 years to Ted Napp; devoted mother, proud grandmother, and great-grandmother. She moved with Ted to Dunedin in 1982, and became a devout and active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish. In 1985, Rose began her work with the Dunedin Youth Guild and committed her time and energy to DYG for over 25 years, serving twice as president. Rose was also asked to serve on the Board of Directors for the Dunedin Council of Organizations and did so for over a decade. She was elected president of DCO in 1994. She and Ted took great pride and delight in being Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause in the city Christmas Parade and celebrating the season with their friends and families. In recognition of their years of service to the City of Dunedin, Rose and Ted were awarded the Delightful Dunedin Award, named as History Makers of the city, and elected to its Senior Hall of Fame. Rose loved to throw and attend a good party. Rose was loved by many and will be missed by all. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, May 19th, at 12 noon at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made to The Lighthouse for the Blind or a charity of your choice.
PINKAVA, Vincent A. 77, of Spring Hill, died May 13, 2011. Visitation Tuesday 5-7 pm, graveside service Wednesday 12:30 pm Florida Hills. Turner FH 352-796-9661 turnerfuneralandcremation.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.
RICE, Carolyn 62, of Dover, died on Friday, May 13, 2011. Obituary and condolences at www.hopewellfuneral.com
SMOUT, Charles 97, of Lakeland, died May 13, 2011 of natural causes. He is survived by his wife Lois. Viewing will be Wednesday, May 18 from 1-2 pm with service at 2 pm. Heath Funeral Chapel 863-682-0111 328 S. Ingraham Avenue Lakeland, FL 33801
STRATTON, Joy Myra went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the age of 83. She was born on Sept. 15, 1927, in Cincinnati, OH and moved with her family to St. Petersburg, in 1961. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be truly missed by all that knew and loved her. Joy is survived by her husband of 63 years, Donald C. Stratton; her brother, Alan Price; sons, Steve Stratton and Marc Stratton; daughters, Kathy Clemens, Sally DeLeon and Wendy Weatherford. She also leaves behind 10 loving grandchildren, 11 great-grand-children, 3 nieces, 1 nephew and countless friends. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at The Don Cesar Hotel & Resort, King Charles Room at 6 pm. The family asks in lieu of flowers, please make donations in Memory of Joy M. Stratton to Alzheimer's Association of the Gulf Coast and the Ronald McDonald House.
VENTURINI, Helen 84, Inverness, died May 13, 2011. Services on Thursday, 11 am at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Cremation arrangements
WHALEN, Robert "Bobby" Age 67, of Dunedin, passed on May 14, 2011, at his residence. Bobby was born in Long Branch, NJ and grew up in Red Bank, NJ before relocating to Florida. Bobby had a longtime successful career as a Thoroughbred Horseman on the U.S. east coast between New Jersey and Florida. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion Dunedin Post #275. Bobby is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cornelia Lee; brother, Lawrence Whalen; sisters, Marie Nesci and Diane Durdge and many nieces and nephews. www.mossfeasterdunedin.com
WILLIAMS, Margaret E. 65, of Seminole, wife, mother, daughter, sister and Aunt. She is survived by husband, Thomas Williams of 23 years; daughters Katy Bentley of Del Ray Beach, Janet Gilley of Pinellas Park (Ken), Amy Elliott of St. Petersburg; son, Jim Allen of Sandwich, MA (Kathleen); mother, Hope Clark and a sister Myra Hudson and 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Retired 2001, she worked at E-systems/Raytheon for 35 years. After touching the hearts of so many, she was called home today to rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior. Memorial service will be held on May 17, 2011, at 5 pm at Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, 3180 30th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 geeandsorensen.com 727-323-5111.