ALAIMO, Denise Ann born Oct. 28, 1962, in Racine, WI, passed away May 12, 2011. Survived by daughters, Tiffany and Danielle Ingrao; mother, Marianne Alaimo; father, Joseph Alaimo; sisters, Debra Barlock, Mary Jo Policastri, Renee Guercio; brother John Amaimo; sister-in-law, Stacie Alaimo; brothers-in-law, Sal Policastri and Carl Guercio, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation May 18th, 6 pm to 8 pm at 280 Mariner Boulevard, Service May 19th, 10 am at Brewer Chapel, Interment to follow at Grace Memorial Gardens. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991
ALLIS, Elijah Michael infant son of John and Lisa Allis, of Spring Hill, passed away May 9, 2011. He is survived by his parents; sister Kimberly and grandparents. Turnerfuneralandcremation.com
AVAZIAN, Charlotte 89, of Clearwater, died May 13, 2011 at the Manor Care Health Services of Dunedin. She is survived by her sisters- in-law, Alice and Jeannette Asadoorian; cousin, Mary Hagopian, and many nieces and nephews. A service will be held Friday, May 20, 2011 at 11 am at the St. Hagop Armenian Church, 7010 90th Ave, Pinellas Park 33782. In lieu of flowers, donations to the church would be appreciated. Visit www.curlewhills.com
BAGDONAS, Terese 91, of Spring Hill, died May 15, 2011. Visitation will be held 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Wednesday; mass and interment Thursday. Turner Funeral Homes 352-796-9661
BECKWITH, Dorothy 82, of Dunedin, died May 14, 2011. She is survived by her sons, Charles, Bruce, and Steven. www.mossfeasterdunedin.com
BRANNEN, Johnnie Mae 83, of Largo, died on May 13, at Largo Medical Center. Survived by a loving family. Visit veteransfuneralcare.com for a full obit. Veterans Funeral Care, Inc. 727-524-9202
BRASHEAR, Walter A. Jr. 91, of Dunedin, passed away May 11, 2011. He was a WWII Army veteran and a teacher/band director in Illinois and Florida. Survivors include his sons, Robert (Dianne), Stephen (Deborah), Jeffery (Rhea); 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters living in Illinois and a large extended family. Walt was predeceased by his wife, June in 2008. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, where he was a member. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his church at 455 Scotland St., Dunedin, FL 34698.
BROWER, Richard 83, died May 15, 2011. Survived by wife, Arlene; children, David, Ronald, Todd, Richard, Jill, Maureen; 5 grands & 4 great-grands. www.nationalcremation.com
CARLSON, Roy L. 86, of Hudson, died May 15. Survived by wife, Joanne; daughter, Cathy (Bob); 5 grand and 8 great-grands. Donations to Marliere Hospice. northmeadowlawnfuneral.com
COGLE, Jacob Oliver infant son of Michael and Robin Cogle passed away May 15, 2011. He is survived by his parents, maternal and paternal grandparents and two brothers. Memorial service at 2 pm, Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Stowers Funeral Home.
CREVASSE, Stacy 48, of Clearwater, died May 16, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Mark; children, Danielle, Tyler, Zachary, and Alexa. For complete obit, visit internationalfuneralhome.com
CURRY, Mark W. Jr. 84, of Tampa and Highlands, NC, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 16, 2011. Mark was born in St Petersburg and was a lifelong resident of Tampa, graduating from Hillsborough High School and WorshamSchool of Mortuary Science. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Baltimore during WWII. Mark was preceded in death by his son, Riley James, his much loved wife of 50 years Bertha Curry and the second love of his life, wife, Marti Dawes Curry. He is survived by his son, Mark Curry, III; daughters, Frances "Cissy" Ryan and Barbara Gelsomino, with her husband, Mark. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Brock, Alexandria and James, along with his siste,r Frances Vaughn and numerous nieces and nephews. Mark also leaves loving stepchildren, Charles Crispin and Cathy Keller, as well as his loving dog, "Pepper." He was the founder of Curry's Funeral Home, which was established in 1957. He was a member of Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, Palma Ceia Country Club and Wildcat Cliff Country Club in Highlands, NC. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Honor Patrol and the Royal Order of Jesters. Mark W. Curry Jr. was one of the most generous, humble and compassionate gentlemen that you could ever be fortunate enough to know. He was the best dad in the whole wide world and a shining example of a true "Southern Gentleman." A special thanks to his best friend Ron Shelton who was with him until the end. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Thursday at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20 at the funeral home. Private interment will be in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. Flowers are welcome or those who so desire may make memorial contributions to the Shrines Hospitals for Children, or the Humane Society.
DAVEY, Donald E. 80, of Tampa, passed away on May 14, 2011. He was born in Jersey City, NJ and came here in 1992 from Jackson Township, NJ. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean Conflict and was a retired Postal employee from the Trenton New Jersey Post Office. He was a life member of the D.A.V. Post 4 of Tampa; a member of the AM Vets Post 2 of Jackson, NJ; American Legion Post 152 of Tampa; Moose Lodge 1741 of Tampa and was a member of the Senior Citizen's Sneakers Club in Tampa. He is survived by his daughter: Debra Lea McLaughlin of Tampa; 2 sons: Jeffrey K. Davey of Jackson Township, NJ; David B. Davey; a sister: Joan Nolan of Miami, and 4 grandchildren: Jeramie and Justin McLaughlin; Destiny Haettich and Meagan Davey. In lieu of flowers, the family request donation to the SPCA of Tampa Bay. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes 813-887-4991
DeFILLIPPO, Louis G. 85, of Clearwater, died May 16, 2011. Survived by wife Jean and a loving family. Funeral Services 11 am Monday, May 23rd, at Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar 813-855-2439
DONEGAN, Thomas Michael Sr., 72, of Brandon, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Mr. Donegan had been a local resident since 1972 after moving here from New York. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Donegan was a member of The River of Tampa Bay Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening and taking nature walks. Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Catherine; sons, Matthew (Laura) Donegan, Thomas (Kelly) Donegan; daughter, Ellen Donegan; brothers, John (Barbara) Donegan, William Donegan; sisters, Maureen Feeney, Judy Riola, Margaret (Barry) Whelan; his four grandchildren, Jordan, Connor, Owen and Finn. The family will receive friends for a Memorial Gathering on Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 5:30- 7:30 pm at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview, FL. 33578. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations may be made to: LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. Condolences may be offered at www.serenitymeadows.com
DuCHARME, Celia 78, went peacefully in her home May 10, 2011, in St. Petersburg. Celia was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Rome, GA. She is survived by her loving ex-husband John S. Miller Sr.; her children John Samuel Miller Jr., Kathy Yanchuck, Johnette Carlile; her grandchildren John Miller, Lisa Jacobson Caimano, Misty Carlile, Chris Carlile and her three great grandchildren; her loving sister Eunice Adcock and her husband Lonnie Adcock of Rome, GA. Memorial services will be 3 pm Friday, May 20, 2011, at David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guestbook available at www. davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911
FELTMAN, Ola L. 86, of Palm Harbor, passed away May 9, 2011. In 1990, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Jaime. She is survived by her children, Jayme (Robert) Pecci, Karen (Larry) Thomas, Gordon (Patricia) Feltman, and Roger Feltman; and her grandchildren. Ola worked with CBS and PBS as a television director for many years before retiring and moving from Ridgewood, NJ to Florida in 1984. Private family services will be held at a later date.
FISCHER, Jane C. 87, New Port Richey, died May 13. Preceded in death by late husband, Donald. Survived by children, Dean (Anne) Fischer, Donna (John) Nicholson, Merle (Chris) Golden; five grand-children, five great-grand-children. Visitation Monday, May 23, 1-3 pm with service at 3 pm at Dobies Funeral Home, Congress St. Chapel, 727-841-7555. Memorials to Gulfside Regional Hospice or Community Congregational Church of New Port Richey. dobiesfuneralhome.com
FLANNERY, Oscar Paul Sr. 69, of New Port Richey, died May 15, 2011. Survived by wife of 50yrs, Helen Marie; children, Oscar, Jason, and Mary; 2 grands; and 5 siblings. Dobies FH Congress
FOX, Michael Barry 43, of Plant City, died on May 16, 2011. Obituary and condolences at www.hopewellfuneral.com.
GOLDIN, Judith Suzanne Pink age 57, of Lutz, died Monday, May 16, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Goldin came to Florida in 1974, from her native, New York. She was a graduate of the University of Florida and was an occupational therapist at the James A. Haley V.A. Hospital for over 33 years. Survivors include her beloved husband of 33 years, Bruce; sons, Todd Goldin and David Goldin both of Wesley Chapel; daughter, Erica Goldin of Lutz and sister and brother-in-law, Joanne & Bob Goetz of Longwood. Graveside services will be held today (Wednesday), 2 pm at Gan Shalom Cemetery (located just 1 mile east of Livingston Avenue on County Line Road). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 1411 K Street NW, # 500, Washington, DC 20005. Condolences may be expressed on-line at segalfuneralhome.com
HANSON, Richard G. 68, of Dunedin, passed away May 16, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife, Sarah; mother, Kathryn Hanson; sister, Carolyn Shagen; 2 nephews, Edward and Brett Shagen; his step children, Dominick (Judy) Di Campoli, Suzanne (James) Bryant, Lorian (Thomas) Douglas, and Teresa (Herman) Bliss; 6 step grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice. "Just another day in paradise". Curlew Hills Funeral Home has been entrusted with his arrangements.
HARRIS-HELLER, Joan Leslie 60. Loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, left us on April 24 at home in St. Petersburg. Attended by Hospice Emerald Team. Survived by daughter Kalyn; father Robert Heller; brother Thomas; sisters, Barbara Sweet, Kathy Flora & Gail Linkogle. Memorial service June 4th, 10 am, at Indian Rocks Baptist Church, 12685 Ulmerton Rd., Largo. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice.
HERZOG, Richard P. "Dick" 75, of Holiday, died May 15. Survived by children, Michael, Todd, Patricia, Steven, Rebecca; 6 grandchildren; brother, Ode. Dobies FH/Holiday dobiesfuneralhome.com
HOLLAND, Kenneth Edwards 57, of St. Petersburg, died May 15, 2011, at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is survived by his wife Kim James and a loving family. ALifeTribute-Gulfport
HOTCHKISS, Carl Edward 83, Hernando, and Lake Orion, MI, died May 17, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements
JACKSON, Rosso 89, of Brooksville, died May 17, 2011. Visit 4-8 pm May 18th, at Merritt Funeral Home with services 11 am May 19th at Christian Fellowship Church. Merritt Funeral Home-Spring Hill
JONES, Richard Barry 64, of Clearwater, passed away on May 13th at Mease Countryside Hospital. He is survived by his loving family. ALife Tribute-Largo 559-7793
KAPLAN, Ruth Gloria 88, died May 14, 2011. A native New Yorker, Mrs Kaplan worked for over 30 years as a General Services Manager for the U.S. Government. After her retirement in 1979, she and her husband Irving Kaplan moved to Port Richey. A member of the West Pasco County Chapter of Hadassah. Mrs Kaplan also volunteered for the Jewish Community Center and her local Social Security Office. She loved music, singing, dancing theatre, travel and old movies. Donations in her memory may be made to the HPH Hospice Foundation. gracefuneralhomehudson.com
KELLER, Cecilia 85, of Port Richey, died May 17, 2011. Survived by her loving family. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439
KELLY, Joann "Ma" passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011, while on vacation in Milton, VT at her son David and daughter-in-law Pam's home. Joann was born in Pittsburgh, PA on Sept. 25, 1929. She married Jack Kelly and they enjoyed a number of moves during their married life to NJ, TN, back to Pittsburgh and finally settled where they truly felt at home, Seven Springs. Besides Dave & Pam, Joann leaves behind her oldest son Dan; his wife Sharon; granddaughter Carly, husband Chris; great-grandson Colin; great-granddaughter (to be, due any day) Cayleigh Joann. Other members of that Kelly clan include grandsons Liam, Conor (fiancée Jameson), Trevor (fiancée Tina), and granddaughters Briana and Linda. Joann thought often of her friends in FL while in VT and had a special bond with Mary Duggan, Val & Gerry Farrar, Gladys Hadaway and Dora Cline. She enjoyed sharing her garden patch with her good neighbors the Hunts. She is also survived by her loving brothers and their spouses Uncle Bob and Aunt Irene and Uncle Tom and Aunt Kay. Joann was predeceased by her best friend and sister Molly. She was also predeceased by the man in her life, her beloved husband Jack. She also leaves behind numerous sisters in laws and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the VNA/Hospice staff that made Ma feel so comfortable during her stay in VT and allowed her to pass away with dignity. Special thanks go to Pam, Joann's most trusted friend and caregiver. Per Ma's wishes, a Mass will be said in her name at a later date at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in New Port Richey. The family and friends will celebrate Joann's life upon which her ashes will once again be joined with Jack's in the Gulf of Mexico. Her life will then again, be whole. We will miss you and always love you. No flowers please and feel free to make a donation in Joann's name to the Chittenden County VNA-Hospice program 1110 Prim Rd. Colchester, VT 05446. They truly do wonderful work.
KLINE, Ann W. 79, an area resident passed away May 12, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Kline. She is survived by her sons, Paul Morris (Darlene), Tom Morris (Robin) and Eddie Kline (Christy); daughters, Cathy Graves (Marc) and Elizabeth Kline (John Lemmermeyer); grandchildren, Paul Morris III (Cari Foreman), Nikki Little (Will), Steven Morris, Simon Morris, Shawn Morris, Becca Graves and Taylor Graves; and great-grandchildren, Alex Ratcliff and Anneliese Little. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, Friday, May 20, 2011 at Stowers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Vincent Lecavalier Foundation.
KOSKE, Elmer F. 87, of St. Petersburg, died on May 16, 2011. Private burial at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202.
LANDSMAN, Harold Sr. 91, of Port Richey, died May 15, 2011. Survived by daughters, Linda, Susan; son, Harold, Jr.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. www.nationalcremation.com
LEGETTE, Albert Jr. of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, May 14, 2011. Born in Kissimmee, he came here many years ago. He is survived by his loving family. "A McRae Service"
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
LITTLE, Donald 81, of Spring Hill, passed away May 15, 2011. Survived by his wife Marcella, and loving family and friends. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991
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.
MAROTTO, Vincent S. 45, of Hudson, died May 14. He is survived by his mother, Bridget; daughters, Alexandra, Kristina and brother, Robert. www.prevattfuneralhome.com
McCONNELL, Robert Melvin 71, a U.S. Navy veteran, died Monday, May 16, 2011. He is survived by his wife Kay; 4 sons, Victor, Douglas, Joseph and Patrick and 8 grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel
McDERMOTT, Dora Sumner "Dee" died in Tampa on May 15, 2011 at age 84. She was born Dora Bell Sumner in Mango, FL on April 30, 1927. In 1945, she met and married James A McDermott. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her husband, of 65 years, Jim; daughter, Denise Jerome of Sacramento, CA, daughter, Suzanne Brown and husband Bill Brown and son, Dennis McDermott of Tampa. Forever remembered for her loving support and quirky sense of humor by grandson, John Sivak and daughter, Kayla, grandson, Damian Sivak and daughter, Bronwyn, all of California, and granddaughter, Lacey Brown of Tampa, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. Her children appreciated that she was a full-time homemaker during their early years and she had a great love of life. During the 1950's and 1960's she provided water safety instruction to the handicapped as an American Red Cross volunteer. After entering the workforce, she retired after 15 years of service with Southern Life and Health Insurance Co. She was a member of Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, Rosemary and Flowering Tree Garden Circles, the Tin Lizzie Pit Crew and a life member of the Patrol Unit of the Daughters of the Nile Elim Temple No. 76. She and Jim had a goal to canoe every river in Florida and enjoyed trying to reach it. They loved traveling throughout the world. Dee was an avid bridge player to the end. The family will receive friends from 3-4 pm on Saturday, May 21st at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave. Tampa followed by a memorial service at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, she requested donations be made to the Egypt Shrine Patient Transportation Fund, 5050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa, FL 33635.
McLARNON, James H. 76, of Largo, died May 16, 2011. Survivors include wife, Ramona; and daughter, Sara. Abbey Affordable Cremation 727-517-2340
McMILLIN, Kassidie Rae 10, of Dunedin, loving daughter, granddaughter and niece passed away on May 14, 2011, at All Children's Hospital. She was born in Clearwater and attended San Jose Elementery School in Dunedin. She is survived by her father, Derrick; grandparents Bonnie and Donald Fedor and Cathy and Ray Arthur; great-grandmother, Violet Brooks; uncles Ray and Logan; aunt, Hayley and cousins, Kayla, Logan, Desiree and Dakota. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, May 20th at ALifeTribute Funeral Care Chapel 716 Seminole Blvd in Largo. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook at www.ALifeTribute.com
MCNAMARA, Mary Ann C. 75, of Brooksville, died May 4, 2011. She was born in Chester, PA and came here 12 years ago from Daphne. AL. She retired after 30 years of service with the Social Security Administration and worked for 6 years with H & R Block as a manager and tax preparer. Preceded in death in 2005 by her husband, Joseph J. McNamara; she is survived by son: John (Linda) McNamara of Cape Coral; daughters: Karyn (David) Phillips of Daphne, AL; JoAnne (John) Chakowski of Pensacola; 7 grandchildren: Morgan, David Alexander, Grace, Megan, John Charles, Dave & Franklin. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 am, Friday, May 20, 2011 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Arrangements By Merritt Funeral Home Brooksville Chapel 352-796-6699 "Family Owned and Operated" www.merrittfuneral.com
MILLS, Harry George Sr. 86, of Pinellas Park, went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 16, 2011. He was born in Knoxville, OH and came here in 1979, from Wintersville, OH. He was an Industrial Electrician at Weirton Steel Company in Weirton, WV where he was a member of their all male chorus. He was a member of the Toronto Masonic Lodge #583 in Toronto, OH for over 50 years; Osiris Temple Shrine in Wheeling, WV, Royal Order Of Jesters and the Grand Council Royal & Select Masons of OH. He was an Army Air Corp. veteran of WW II and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He is survived by 2 sons, Rev. Dr. Harry G. (Rose Marie) Mills, Jr. of Pinellas Park, William C. (Terri) Mills of Clearwater; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Maebelle; and his sister, Jean; and brother, Joseph. Services will be in Toronto, OH. Online memorial and guest book at www.gunterfuneralhome.com. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-528-2880
MYER, Linda Kim 56, of Seminole, died May 8, 2011. Survived by daughter, Kimberly Richardson; and a loving family. Mohn Funeral Home/Cremations 727-393-3481
MYERS, Kathryn Duffy 80 of Largo passed away May 13, 2011 following a courageous battle with cancer. Kathryn was born Nov 10, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pa. Kathryn's wonderful sense of humor and zest for life will be missed by all.
RADLOFF, Ernest R. "Ernie" 66, passed away May 13, 2011, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born in Grosse Pointe, MI and moved to Orlando, and later to Marathon, where he lived for 40 years and recently moved to Homosassa. He was a commercial diver in tropical fish collecting and was a woodworking craftsman. He is survived by Judith Hutchens, his companion; his mother Bertie Radloff of St. Petersburg; sisters Barbara Ager and Marlene Radloff, both of Orlando, Janene Silver of St. Petersburg, and children and grandchildren in Indiana. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, Ocala, is in charge of arrangements.
RICHARDS, George Everts was born Dec. 10,1924 in Boston, MA to Wilfred and Eleanor Richards. He attended schools in Deerfield and Coe-Brown Academy in Northwood, NH. George entered WWII on July 2, 1943. He was a machine gunner for Headquarter Company 3rd Battalion, 507th PIR of the 82nd Airborne Division. He jumped behind the lines in Normandy and also fought in the Battle of the Bulge under the 17th Division. After his discharge on Jan. 5, 1946, he returned home to Northwood and married the love of his life, Leatitia Guptill on Dec. 10,1948. They raised three children Frank, William and Mark. Upon retirement , he moved to Port Richey, in 1994. He was involved in volunteer work at Bayonet Point Hospital for the past 12 years. George was an active member and volunteer at the neighborhood PalmTerrace Club. He loved to go dancing and bowling. George never met a stranger and was always there to help someone. He loved his wife, his family, life and people. He was a man of his word who worked hard to take care of his family. He is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years, Leatitia Annie Guptill Richards; his three children, Frank Richards and his wife, Susan of Longview, TX, William Richards of Miami, Mark Richards of Somersworth, NH. He leaves behind six grand-children, Joseph and Paul of Longview, TX, Brian and Stephanie of Miami, Tracey Torba and her husband, Mike of Kodiak, AK and Zack Richards of Somersworth, NH, as well as two great-granddaughters, Violet and Rory. He is also survived by a brother, Edward Richards and his wife, Lorraine and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service at Portugese American Club 11205 Areca Dr, Port Richey, FL 34668 at 1 pm May 19, 2011. Georges ashes will be put to rest at a later date at the Ridge Cemetery in Northwood, NH. Donations in his memory can be made to the VFW - American Legion of Northwood c/o 5 Lakeview Dr., Northwood, N.H. 03261.
RIZZI, Joseph 87, of New Port Richey, died Monday, May 16, 2011. Joe was born in Detroit, MI on Feb. 1, 1924. He proudly served as a medic in the U.S. Army during WWII and received 5 Bronze Stars. Joe retired from Millwright Local 1102 in Detroit Michigan in 1982 and moved to Florida where he was an avid bowler, joining the PBA Senior tour from 1987-1989. He is preceded in death by his wife Pearl. Survivors include four sons, James Rizzi (Kathy), Florida, Joseph Rizzi (Brenda), Anthony Rizzi and Howard Tomlinson (Karen), all of Michigan; a brother, Patrick Rizzi, Minnesota and a sister, Theresa Keller of Michigan; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Hudson
ROBERTS, Doris 87, of Seffner, passed away May 16, 2011. She was born in Wadley, GA, and a longtime area resident. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dover. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell C. Roberts; and daughter, Patricia Ardrey. She is survived by son, Mitchell "Chipper" Roberts and daughter-in-law Emma; grandsons, Jason Roberts and Scott Ardrey; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10 am, Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Garden of Memories. A special thanks to the Blue Hall Team at Melech Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Ste. 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637, or to Children's Cancer Center, 4901 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607.
SMITH, Arnetta M. 86, of Inverness, and formerly of Clearwater passed away May 15, 2011 under the loving care of Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center of Inverness. She was born in Pembroke Ontario and has been a resident of Florida for 56 years coming from Niagara Falls NY. During her working years she was employed as an inventory manager by Sears. Mrs Smith was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Clearwater and Inverness. She was an accomplished musician and was known to her family as "The Organ Grinder" because of her love of music. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Smith. Survivors include a son, David J. Smith (Carole) Cocoa Beach; daughter, Patricia S. Jefferson (Ron) Floral City; grandsons, Robert and Kevin Jefferson and great-grandson, Kevon Jefferson. Funeral services will be held on Thursday May 19, 2011 at 11 am with Reverend Paul Zimmerman of the First Lutheran Church of Clearwater officiating. Interment will follow in Serenity Gardens Memorial Park. Visitation hours will preceed the service on Thursday morning from 10 an to 11 am at Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel in Largo. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice or the American Cancer Society. For photos and condolences visit www.mossfeasterlargo.com.
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.
SWEET, Edward L. 79, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Sunday, May 15th. He is survived by a loving family. For full obit and service info, please visit memorialparkfuneralhome.com.
SZOKE, Johanna 83, of Holiday, died May 13. Survived by son, Helmut Weinmann; grandchildren, Carolin & Katja; great-grand Jacy. Dobies F.H.-Holiday dobiesfuneralhome.com
TIMM, Margaret M. 90, of Oldsmar, died May 16, 2011. Survived by her son, Douglas (Mary), Palm Harbor; daughter, Marcia Timm, Oldsmar; two grandchildren, Kelly and Katy. Funeral Services will be held 1 pm Friday, May 20th, at Holloway Funeral Home, 112 Bayview Blvd., Oldsmar, 813-855-2439. Memorials may be made to the Suncoast Hospice.
VALDEZ, Robert 75, of Pinellas Park, passed away on May 16, 2011. Bob was born in San Pedro, CA. He is survived by wife, Deena; son, Bobby Valdez; daughters, Paula Koerner and Andrea Sadd; sister Rebecca Kwasny; step children, Tracie Moore and Bill Moore Jr; three granddaughters; three grandsons; two nieces and two nephews. Visitation will be on Friday, May 20, from 10 am to noon at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5750 49th Street N., St. Petersburg. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery in Bushnell at 2 pm. He was a retried military veteran. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, 10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33778, c/o Child Protection Division in memory of Bob Valdez. Donations will be used to purchase needed items for abused/neglected children who have been taken into State custody, awaiting placement. Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33709 memorialparkfuneralhome.com
WALKER, Patricia A. 68, New Port Richey, died May 16. Survived by husband of 46 yrs, Robert R.; sons, Robert K. and William K.; daughter, Lisa; brother; and 3 grands. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home
WATTAM, Isabella Grace 7 months, of New Port Richey, died May 15. Survived by parents, Kristen & Samuel; 2 siblings ; grandparents & a loving family. Visit today, 10-11 am at Michels & Lundquist.
WILLIAMS, Ronald Buford Jr., visiting St. Petersburg, died May 13, 2011. He is survived by a loving family. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar 813-855-2439