ALONSO SOTO, Nilda 69, of Tampa, died May 16, 2011. Survived by husband, Ernie and sons Ronald, Carlos and Tito. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar 813-855-2439
BAILEY, Elizabeth "Betty" 70, passed away May 16. Services to be in Mattapoisett, MA. Online guestbook at www.davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911
BAUER, George J. 94, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Born on Jan. 23, 1917 in West New York, NJ to Joseph and Hattie. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Adele. Survivors include son, Douglas (Joni); daughter, Gail (Frank) Aaron; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and a dear friend, Helen Gordon. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, June 8th at 11 am at Sun City Center Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in George's name to LifePath Hospice.
BERGFELD, Gregg 57, of Pinellas Park died May 19, 2011 at Hospice Woodside. There are no know survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Largo 727-559-7793
BRACKENS, A. Lucille 94, of St. Petersburg, passed away May 13, 2011. Born in Atkins, VA, she moved here from Roanoke in 1964. She was a memober of Liberty Baptist Church, where she was a Greeter. She is survived by 3 sons Richard, David, Clifford and two daughters Doris and Patsy; 16 grandchildren; 30 great and 7 great-great-gandchildren. She will always be loved and missed by all of us. Visitation will be Sunday, May 22, from 3 - 5 pm and Service will be at 1 pm, Monday at Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, 3180 30th Avenue North. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
BREEDS, Lawrence 77, of Zephyrhills, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011. He is survived by his loving family. Arrangements by Brandon Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc., 813-654-4400.
BRILL, Elsie "Bunny" 79, moved to Heaven on Tuesday morning. She is survived by her 4 children Harry, Barry, Terri, and Mary; and their spouses as well as 7 grand and 5 greats. Her love, humor, optimism, and joy will live on in the hearts of all who were blessed to know her. To God be the glory. Memorial service Tues. 5/24 at 7pm at Faith Baptist Church, 10005 Ridge Rd., NPR, FL 34654
BROWN, Sharber Sr. "S.E.", 83, of Plant City, left this world to be with his savior the Lord Jesus Christ on May 19, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Margaret Brown; children, Samuel Brown (Jacqueline), Marion Brown (Retha), Tom Brown, Sharber Brown, Jr. (Debbie), Pricilla Abner (Ron), Kathy Watkins (Art), Carol Maddux (Johnny), and Paula Keen; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 23 from 6-8 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 SR 39 South, Plant City, where a Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 11 am. Entombment at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of God, Building Fund, 601 North Gordon Street, Plant City 33563. Expressions of condolence at www.hopewellfuneral.com
BROWN, V. Edward "Ed" 89, of Largo, passed away May 8, 2011. He was born in Terre Haute, IN. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II in the Pacific. He was a member of the Turner Brandon American Legion and the Elks and a former member of Christ the King R.C. Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Minor Brown, survived by his wife Barbara Brennen Brown. Ed was an independent salesman serving Rural Acceptance Corp and a real-estate agent. A memorial at East Bay Oakes will be announced at a later date.
BUCHANAN, Col. Eric U.S. Air Force, 50, of New Port Richey, formerly of Lake Shawnee, NJ, died May 17, 2011, after a brief illness. He was born in Denville, NJ, and served in the Army and Air Force for over 20 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Joan Buchanan. He's survived by his wife of 21 years, Anna; son James and daughter-in-law, Karolina of Amsterdam, Netherlands; daughter, Rosina Cavano of Port Richey; granddaughter, Miliana, 6; grandson, Danny, 2; and sister, Susan of Vienna, VA. A Rosary Service will take place today at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Spring Hill, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 am. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery at 1:30 pm. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the "Wounded Warriors Foundation."
CAMPBELL, Alan 76, St. Petersburg, passed on May 6, 2011. He was preceded in death by his son, Greg. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Barbara; son, Scott (Lynn); grandson, Shawn (Jenny); great-granddaughter, Hailey. He retired from WFLA-TV after an entire career in TV broadcasting. Memorial service May 24th at 4 pm at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his name to Pasadena Presbyterian Church or Suncoast Hospice.
DeNARD, Vera 81, of Largo passed May 17, 2011, Largo Suncoast Hospital, with husband Albert by her side. Also, survived by 4 sons; 6 grands; 2 great-grands. www.mohnfuneralhome.com
DORN, James W. "Bill" 85, of Inverness, died May 18, 2011. Services Monday, 2 pm from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with private burial in Florida National Cemetery.
FANCHER, Bonnie Jean 54, died Friday, May 13, 2011 at St. Petersburg General Hospital after a life long battle with Systemic Lupus. She was a social worker, President of the Suncoast Lupus Society, and a family nanny for her nieces and nephews. She always showed a great spirit and her life was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was a Christian and is now residing pain free in Heaven. She is survived by her beloved friend Donna Kirby. Her father Eugene Fancher; sisters, Kathy McDow (Rob), Lori Bishop (Rob); nieces & nephews, Alexis, Paige, Brittany, Kristin, Ryan and Jeremy. She will be deeply missed.
FARRIS, Richard A. 56 died May 12, 2011. U.S. Navy veteran. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be hosted by his loving family in the Fall of 2011. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home.
FOREHAND, Connie Weller 58, of Dade City, passed May 17, 2011, in Tampa. She is survived by a loving family. Services 2 pm May 21, at the 301 Chapel of Hodges Funeral Home. Viewing 6-8 Friday.
FOSTER, Tina Marie 39, of Dunedin, died on May 12, 2011. Survived by her husband, William; parents, Ray Sr., Cathy; brother, Ray; nieces, Kayla Arthur and Shalleya Codrington.
FRANK, Abby Woodbury 71, an artist and recently retired tax preparer, passed away at her home in Gulfport on April 17, 2011. A memorial service will be held at Christ the Cornerstone Church, 5545 62nd Ave N., Pinellas Park, on Saturday, June 4, at 2:00 pm. Abby will be missed by her sister Joan Kujawa, St. Petersburg, her frequent companion Eunice Fisher, also St. Petersburg, other friends, and children and grandchildren who live out of state.
HAYES, Cherish Ann infant, passed away on May 15, 2011. She is survived by her loving family. Wells Funeral Home 813-752-1111
HILL, Walter D. "Wally" 82, of Sun City Center, passed away May 13, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired as business manager for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops in Tanglewood, MA. He served as financial manager for the Oregon Coast Music Association for 10 years and as treasurer for the Coalition of Mental Health and Aging in Sun City Center, for many years. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; two sons, Elliot Hill and Ted (Mimi) Hill; a daughter, Alexis Hill, four grandchildren, Nathan and Christina Smith, Nicholas and Jeannie Hill; three step sons, Doug (Donna) Anderson, Kevin (Michelle) Anderson, Paul Abel and a step daughter, Cathi (Michael) Sands; five step grandchildren, Jessica (Lionel) O'Brien, Jake and Lucas Anderson, and Mary, Andrew and Laura Sands, and two step great grandchildren, Meike and Jed O'Brien. Funeral service with Military Honors will be conducted 2 pm Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Sun City Center Funeral Home. 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
HOAGLAND, Mary Jean 84, of St. Petersburg, passed May 6, 2011 in Largo. Survived by her husband, Hudson; 2 sons, Fred and Ben Leonard & several grands. www.mohnfuneralhome.com
HUDGINS, John 87, of Weeki Wachee, died, Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Memorial Service, May 21, 2011, 2 pm at: Pinecrest Funeral Chapel 352-684-0001 www.pinecrestfuneralchapel.com
HUNNICUTT, Warren Jr. was born in Columbus, GA, May 15, 1924. He died May 17, 2011 at 87 yearsof age. His family moved to St. Petersburg, from Washington, D.C., when he was three months old. Except for three years service during the Second World War and three years in Atlanta, GA, he lived in St. Petersburg his entire life. In 1997, however, he and his wife retired to a home they also owned in Blairsville, GA. He married the former Dorothy Mae Barber in 1947 and was still married at the time of his death. Subsequent to his tour of duty in the service (Pacific theater of operations) he was employed by Hunnicutt and Associates, Inc., one of the country's largest firms engaged in the mapping, appraisal of personal property and appraisal of real estate for property tax purposes. He was a member of that firm's Board of Directors and President for 15 years before his resignation. From 1974 to 1990 he owned and operated Warren Hunnicutt, Jr., a real estate appraisal company specializing in fee appraisals and consultation on ad valorem (property) tax matters. In 1990, the company was acquired by Lee Arnold, CRE, CCIM of Clearwater. The name was changed to Hunnicutt-Arnold, Inc. Mr. Hunnicutt served as its President until 1995 when he became Senior Advisor. Mr. Hunnicutt was a former member of The American Society of Real Estate Counselors (designation, CRE, Counselor of Real Estate). He was also a member of the Appraisal Institute (formerly The American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers - designation, MAI, Member, The Appraisal Institute). In 1972 he was President of Florida Chapter Number 2, The American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and served on that organization's national committees as Chairman of the Assessor's Appraisal Education Committee, Appraisal Standards Board, Governing Counsel and others. In 1968, Mr. Hunnicutt was President of Florida West Coast Chapter 89, Society of Real Estate Appraisers (now known as The Appraisal Institute) and was designated an SREA Member (Senior Real Estate Analyst) until his resignation from that organization. In 1976 he was President of the St. Petersburg Board of Realtors. He also served on its Board of Directors from 1974 through 1980 and was a registered Real Estate Broker. He was a member and former Secretary-Treasurer of the Real Estate Counseling Group of America. Mr. Hunnicutt was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Bank of Largo, Hunnicutt Equities, Inc., PAR Properties, Inc., and Vice Moderator and Member, Board of Trustees, Humana Hospital of St. Petersburg. He was also a member of the Commercial Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. He was a Florida State Certified Appraiser and listed in "Who's Who in the South and Southwest." Mr. Hunnicutt had several articles published in publications of The American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, The Society of Real Estate Appraisers and The Real Estate Forum. He was also author and developer of a book and CD entitled "A do-it-yourself Appraisal of Your Home", the purpose of which was to estimate market value of your home for possibly contesting a real estate tax appraisal or other purposes. He was qualified to instruct classes for the Appraisal Institute, The Society of Real Estate Appraisers and the International Association of Assessing Officers. He instructed many courses for these organizations in most parts of the country. He was also a guest lecturer at Georgetown University in Washington, DC; Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale; Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA and was invited to accept a guest lecturer position for an appraisal course taught in Amsterdam, Holland. Along with two other people, he was instrumental in developing and renovating "McNulty Station", an office building in downtown St. Petersburg. Mr. Hunnicutt is survived by his wife Dorothy ("Sissy") of 63 years; a son, Warren IV, Ph.D.; three grandchildren, Damian, Erin and Kelly; and sister-in-law Margaret Hunnicutt.
JOHNSON, Richard 52, of Pinellas Park, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at his residence. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute Funeral Care Largo Chapel 727-559-7793
JONES, George "Geezer" of St. Petersburg, died May 17, 2011 Father of George (Dana) and Chris (Stacie) Jones; son of Robert and the late Juanita Jones; brother of Ruth Mackey and the late Angela Jones; grandpa of Jacklyn, Josh, Jonathon, Morgan, and Lincoln Jones.
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
KOZAR, John Michael of Safety Harbor passed on May 14, 2011. Survived by his loving family. Holloway Funeral Home, 112 Bayview Blvd. Oldsmar, 813-855-2439
LAESCH, Carl R. 92, of Spring Hill, died May 18, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; children Carl, Mark & Carol and many other loving family members. Merritt Funeral Home-Spring Hill
LINDSEY, James D. "Jamie" 57, of Tarpon Springs, died, May 18. Survived by wife of 29 years, Della; children, Amy (Shawn) & James II; mother Jeanette; siblings Linda & John II; grandchildren, Gillian & Shawn II. He was a member of the Po' Boys Sharp Shooter Pool Team. Visitation Friday 5-8 pm with services at 7 pm. Dobies FH Tarpon Chapel www.dobiesfuneralhome.com
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.
LOVEGROVE, Donald Keith 76, of Clearwater, went home to be with the Lord on Monday May 16, 2011. Survived by his loving family. Service info may be found at sylvanabbey.com Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home
McCUTCHEON, Olen S. 82, formerly of Allegheny Township, currently of Largo, died on Monday, May 16, 2011 in Concordia Nursing Home, Cabot. Born on Dec. 6, 1928, he was a son of the late Joseph Max and Cora Mae (Geer) McCutcheon. He founded McCutcheon Enterprises in 1947 which he operated until his retirement in 1989. Shortly after his retirement Olen and Thelma relocated to Largo. He was an associate member of the Egypt Lodge in Tampa, and a life member of the Largo Elks in Florida. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Bennie McCutcheon and a sister, Eula Mae Hughan. Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, Thelma J. (Shupe) McCutcheon of Largo; daughter, Valerie E. (Frank) Hansen; son, Calvin S. (Julie) McCutcheon; daughter, Sally A. Jankosky; daughter, Marjorie M. (Robert) Carter; son, Theodore S. "Ted" McCutcheon; 15 grand-children, and 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation and services were held at the Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home, Apollo, PA. Memorial Contributions in Olen's memory may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie PA 16505. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
McGRATTAN, Marcia B. 92 of Belleair, died May 15, 2011. Services Monday May 23, 2011 at 11 am at Moss Feaster, Largo, 727-562-2080. Condolences may be offered at www.mossfeasterlargo.com.
MILLER, Joan Doreen 70, entered into rest May 17, 2011. Joan was born in Cayman Brac, BWI and was a proud citizen of the United States of America. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband, Joel P. Miller. She is survived by her children, Dorothy Blair, Marcia Meade, David Miller and Timothy Miller; her sisters; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home 813-689-8121
MOODY, Helen "Big Sister" 76, of St. Petersburg, died May 13, 2011 at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born Sept. 8, 1934 in Valdosta GA. She moved to this area in 1957. She was a member of 20th St. Chruch of Christ. Survivors include 4 sons, Melvin Williams of Valdosta, GA, Ronald Moody, Darrin Moody and Maurice Moody (Angela) all of St. Petersburg; 3 daughters, Sylvia Williams (Alex), Josephine Moody and Monica Moody all of St. Petersburg; 1 brother, Willie Williams of Valdosta, GA; 7 sisters, Eula Copeland (Samuel) of St. Petersburg, Hattie Simmons, Reatha Williams, Evelyn Wilson, Shirley Bradley, Diane Williams, and Addie Holsendolph (Charles) all of Valdosta, GA; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday, May 20, 2011, family will greet friends from 6-7 pm. Service 11 am Saturday, May 21st, at 20th Street Church of Christ. Creal Funeral Home
MORGAN, Edwin 70, of Hudson, passed away on May 17. Survived by his loving wife Mollie and loving family. Arrangements by North Meadowlaw Funeral Home. northmeadowlawnfuneral.com
MORIARTY, Thomas L. 66, formerly of Providence, passed away, Thursday, May 5, 2011 in St. Petersburg. Born in Providence, he was the loving son of the late Thomas and Brigida (Bontempo) Moriarty. Thomas was employed as an English Teacher for Central High School for many years before retiring. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy, Providence and St. Francis College, Maine and served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by an aunt, Esther DiChiara and her husband Dr. Frank W. DiChiara Sr. and three cousins, Dr. Louise DiChiara Pastore and Frank W. DiChiara Jr. and his wife, Elaine and Robert Cappelletti and wife JoAnn. www.marianiandson.com
NUCIFORA, Freddie Died on May 4, 2011, survived by his wife Toni; and loving family. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at Convenant Christian Center at 10 am. northmeadowlawnfuneral.com
OSBORN, John K. 60, of St. Petersburg, passed away May 11, 2011. John is survived by his wife, 3 children, 3 brothers and 7 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2340
PATTERSON, Corrine Frances 94, died Tuesday night, May 17, 2011. Born in St. Louis, MO, Sept. 16, 1916, to Frank and Cora Bayliss. Survived by daughter Betty Leigh (Thomas) West; granddaughters Valerie (Lanny) Patterson and Diana (David) Desper; four great-granchildren and one great-great-granddaughter who was recently photographed in a 5 generation photo. She was preceded in death by her son; mother Cora; sister Camille and her husband. She loved St. Louis, her family, friends, pets, and flowers. Special thanks to the caring staff at Egret Cove, Ed White Hospital and the Suncoast Hospice. There will be services held in St. Louis at a later date. Online Memorial and guestbook available at www.brettfuneralhome.net
PEURA, Diane "Sis" died May 17th, 2011. She was born March 22nd, 1947, in Negaunee, MI. She worked at Sam's Club for 27 years. She was loved by her co-workers, whom she considered her Florida family. She was blessed with very special neighbors, Tracy and Tom Smith and their children.
PRESTERO, Carl L. 59, of Tampa, passed away on May 17, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Shirley Prestero and a sister, Marsha. He is survived by his 3 brothers, Mark, Craig, Scott; 2 sisters, Caryn, Merijayne and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday 3 pm at the residence. Services by Boza & Roel.
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.
RATAJCZAK, Donald A. 82, of Largo, passed away May 16, 2011. He is survived by his loving family. See full obituary at reesefuneral.com 727-391-9954
REDDISH, Deacon Willie Prince of Tampa, passed away on May 12, 2011. A Home Going Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 3 pm at Beulah Baptist Institutional Church at 1006 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33606, Dr. W. James Favorite, pastor with Rev. Delores J. Cain, officiating. Deacon Willie Prince Reddish was born on July 8, 1939 to the late Gary Reddish and Lila Mae Thomas. He was raised by his aunt, Dora Chandler. He graduated from Smith Brown High School in 1959 in Arcadia. Deacon Reddish was an active member of Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church of Lutz. He was employed by Alterman Transport Lines as a driver for 35 years. He had been retired for 8 years. For the past 7 years he owned his own handyman and lawn service business, Prince Handyman. Since August of 2009 he had been an active member of Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church of Lutz, under the leadership of Rev. Delores J. Cain. He was an ordained Deacon and an active member of the Men's Ministry and the Shepherds Staff Ministry. He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife of 16 years, Linda Reddish; his children, Jacqueline Reddish, Willie Prince Reddish, Jr., Aaron Reddish, LaDenna Mouling and LaShawn (Dewayne) Weathers; his grandchildren, Shamauria Walton, Lutia Pratt, Ashawnti Flournoy and Alvin Bronson; his great grandchild, Dorrell Ford; his sisters, Debra Thomas, Carolyn (Earnest) Luther, Lila Mae Thomas and Diane Moultrie; his brothers, Jerome (Sandra) Reddish, Calvin (Sue) Thomas and Lawrence (Ava) Budgett; his aunts, Viola (Calvin) McDaniels and Elizabeth (Reno) Greenlee; his uncles, Alfred (Roberta) Thomas and Freddie (Kate) Thomas; his father and mother-in-law, Elijah and Lena Wesley; his sisters-in-law, Erma (Lee) Anderson, Deborah (John) Wesley and Mary Reddish; his dear friends, Alvin "Pee-Wee" (Gwen) Baker, Roy (Tina) Demming and Darrell Johnson, the Heritage Christian Community Church family; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The viewing will be held Friday, May 20, 2011 from 5-8 pm at Aikens Funeral Home. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church at 2:45 pm on Saturday for the service.
REGESKI, Chester Stanley 92, of St. Petersburg, died May 16, 2011, at Hospice House Woodside. He is survived by a loving family. For complete obit & ceremony info, visit AndersonMcQueen.com
REWIS, James W. II "Jimbo" 23, Port Richey, died May 6, 2011. Survivors father, Jimmy; mother, Gwen, brothers, Jerry, Danny. Celebration of Life, May 23 at 6 pm, Seaside Inn, 5330 Treadway Dr.
RIEMERSMA, Larry L. Age 70, on May 11, 2011, moved to his eternal address. His new home is on the corner of "Absent From the Body" and "Present With the Lord." He was born in Zeeland, MI and graduated from Zeeland High School in 1958. Larry earned degrees from Grace Bible College, BRE 1963, the University of Tampa, BS 1967, the University of South Florida, MA 1970 and the University of Florida, EdS 1978. He taught Mathematics in Tampa for 37 years, nine at two high schools, Tampa Catholic and Jesuit, and 28 years at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus. He estimated that he taught twelve to fifteen thousand students over the course of his career. In addition to Larry's love of teaching mathematics was his love of teaching and preaching the Bible. He was the founding pastor of Grace Bible Fellowship in Pinellas Park. He served in this capacity for 27 years until his retirement in 2003. The people of the church were Larry's "pride and joy." It was and is a harmonious family. During his tenure the church had two building programs and now is almost debt free. Larry is survived by Alice Riemersma, nee Fisher of Lansing, IL, his wife of 50 years; two sons, Jeffrey and Julie Riemersma of Gainesville, FL and Michael and Amy Riemersma of Grand Rapids, MI; his favorite, and only, grandchildren, Lauren and Justin, Michael and Amy's children who live in Grand Rapids. Larry is also survived by siblings, Allen Riemersma and Sharon Hoogendoorn. Allen is married to Ethel Riemersma, and they have three children and ten grandchildren. Sharon has four children and five grandchildren. A memorial service of celebration and victory will be held at 11 am, Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Grace Bible Fellowship, 10999 60th St. North, Pinellas Park, FL 33782. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Bible Fellowship.
RITENOUR, Kensy B. Jr. 63, of Largo, died May 18th at home. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; stepson, Brian Pyles; mother; and brothers and sisters. ALife Tribute-Largo 559-7793
ROOF, Dorisetta 72, of New Port Richey, died May 17. Survived by sons, Chuck & Russell; 3 grands; brother, Frank; companion, Mark Ablecop. Dobies F.H. Congress. dobiesfuneralhome.com
SCHMIDT David L. 69, of Hudson, died on May 16 at HPH Marliere. Survived by his wife of 47 years (Mary) Jean Schmidt; sons John (Debbie) Schmidt, MI, Jeff Schmidt, MI; sister Colleen (Keith) Allard, Holiday; brother Bob Schmidt (Amelia), IN; 6 grandchildren & several nieces & nephews. Memorial services will be in the fall. Contributions may be make to HPH Hospice.
SCHNEEGOLD, Kenneth W. Sr. 86, of Belleair, passed May 9th, 2011. Survived by a son and 2 daughters. Services at Bay Pines National Cemetery June 2nd, 2011, at 10 am. www.mohnfuneralhome.com
SFORZA, Evelyn 76, passed away on May 15, 2011. Beloved wife; mother; grandmother; great-grand- mother; aunt; and friend.
SIMS, Bobby 56, Spring Hill, died May 18, 2011. Survived by daughters, Natasha Dever, Regina Frost; mother, Lavona Sims; granddaughter, Shelby Dever. www.pinecrestfuneralchapel.com
SLACK, Helen Marie 72, Palm Harbor, May 18, 2011. Survived by: husband, George; children, Richard Slack, Cathy Seguin, Mary Flanagan; 6 grandchildren. Neptune Society
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.
STONE, Richard F. 66, of St. Petersburg, died May 16, 2011. Survived by wife Marge; 3 sons, Richard, Christopher, Gregory, and loving family. See complete obit, www.geeandsorensen.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.
STREIT, Janet Marie 78, of San Antonio, FL died May 4, 2011 in Dade City. Memorial Mass, 11 am, May 23rd at St. Anthonys Catholic Church in San Antoino, FL. Whitefield Funeral Home
STRINGER, Ellsworth L. 91, of Port Richey, passed away May 18, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marie; sons, Ellsworth & Wayne; daughters, Marilee, Dianne & Ellen; brother, Kenneth; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends, Friday, May 20th, 4-7 pm at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey. Interment with military honors Monday, Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
STRONG, Esther P. 86, of Lutz, passed away May 14, 2011 with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her son, Jerry; husband, Allen. Left to cherish her memory are daughters JoAnn Kinard (Dennis) and Lisa Stone; daughter-in-law, Linda Strong; and sister, Dorothy Jost. She was blessed with six grandchildren and three great- grandchildren whom she loved spending time with. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and will be deeply missed. At her request, a private memorial service is planned at a later date at Florida National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband. Memorial contributions may be made to Melech Hospice House, 11125 N. 52nd Street, Tampa, FL 33617. Words of comfort may be expressed on www.blountcurry.com Blount Curry Funeral Homes 813-968-2231
TERRONE, Anthony 71, died May 17th. Survived by a wife, Florence; sons, Anthony Jr., Daniel, Michael; sisters, Jeanny, Josephine, Louise, Lucille; 2 grands. gracefuneralhomehudson.com
TIBBALS, Halsey Wilson 81, of Port Richey, died May 3, 2011. Predeceased by son, Mark. Survived by wife, Marjorie; 1 daughter; and 2 grandsons. Faupel Funeral Home 727-849-9964
TORRES, Domingo 80, of Tampa, a native of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, passed away on May 16, 2011. He was predeceased by his wife Julia Torres, in 2008, and is survived by three children, Angel Torres, Eva Torres, and Marlen Torres. Domingo was a great person who helped anyone. He had a big heart, and loved watching baseball with his friends and family; "Go Rays!" He will be very missed by all.
VanSCHOYCK, Mary Frances (MaryFran) of Chandler, AZ passed away May 11, 2011, following a short illness at Chandler Regional Hospital. She was 83 and was born March 2, 1928, in Melrose Park, IL to Jack O. and Marguerite Trantham. She grew up in Villa Park, IL, and graduated from York Community High School in Elmhurst, IL. She served as president of the Villa Park Community Women's Club and later lived in 11 locations in 6 different states including Illinois, California, Hawaii, Connecticut, Florida and Arizona. She was married for over 63 years to Lloyd. They eloped to Charleston, SC in 1948. Together, they raised two wonderful children, Denise (Terry Tuminello) and David (Lucinda). They were blessed with one grandson, Sumner. She was a dedicated homemaker, mother and grandmother; an avid bowler, skilled seamstress, passionately loved playing mah-jongg, and relentlessly collected all manner of decorative frog figurines. She loved living "on the sand" near the beaches of Florida and Hawaii. After a brief career as a cashier/ bookkeeper with Sears, Roebuck and Co., she "earned" a P.H.T. (Putting Hubby Through) degree when Lloyd returned from WWII U.S. Navy service to obtain his college B.A. degree via the G.I. Bill. Through many job transfers, and assorted lifetime challenges she was the glue of love that cemented her marriage and family. Remember her fondly. She was a great lady. No services at this time.
VERKAUF, Sam age 95, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Born in St. Petersburg, and a lifelong resident of Tampa, Mr. Verkauf was owner of "The Rainbow" and "Brownies", family owned men's clothing stores for 80 years. He was a lifelong member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, a congregation of which his family were among the founders, where he served as past president, men's club president and presently was designated as Honorary Past President in perpetuity. A community minded family man, he was the recipient of civic and cultural awards too numerous to list here. Survivors include his beloved wife of 72 years, Doris; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Byron & Nancy Verkauf; daughter, Ms. Sherry Friedlander; grandchildren, Dana Friedlander and husband, Evan Batoff, Brad Verkauf, and Erin Barnes; her husband Greg and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today (Friday), 4 pm at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 2713 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa. Rabbi Marc Sack and Cantor Moshe Friedler will officiate. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Rodeph Sholom or the charity of ones choice.
VINES, Diann 79, has gone to the Lord May 17. Survived by son, Douglas Vines and a loving family. Services at First United Methodist, 12 noon, Tuesday. Eternal Cremation 727-785-0973
WHITEHURST, Raymond 78, of Tampa, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011. He is survived by 1 sister, 3 children, and 6 grand-children. Memorial Service Thursday, May 26 at 3 pm at the National Cremation Society Chapel at 4945 East Bay Dr. in Clearwater. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
WOOD, Michael Keith 22, of Plant City, passed away on May 17, 2011. Michael is survived by his mom and dad, Debra and Richard Monette; his father, Michael Wood; grandparents, Daniel and Peggy Dunavin; brothers, Matthew Ernhart, Bradley Wood, and Nick Wood; his aunt and her husband, Ruth and Paul Spence; two cousins, Tyler Spence and Danielle Meador; one niece, Marley Haggerty; and his uncle, Daniel Dunavin. Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm with a memorial service at 2 pm Friday, May 20, 2011, at Wells Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Brady officiating.