ARTHURS, Darryl James "King Daddio" 46, of Tampa Bay, passed away July 7, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his father, James T. Arthurs and is survived by his mother, Sally Arthurs; sons, Darryl II and Blake; daughters, Gina and Mariah Arthurs; sister, Diane (Thomas) Dawson and girlfriend Shannon Hennion. He loved his family his music and his beer! Favorite quotes: "Excellent," "Don't hate the player, hate the game," "That's Right," "Hello," "Let's get more Beer" and "TAMPA BAYYYYYYYYY!!" A memorial service will be held at 6 pm Monday, July 11, at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
BARBERY, Donte' A. 38, of St. Petersburg, died on July 7, 2011. He was 1992 graduate of Northeast High School. He leaves many family members and friends to cherish his memories. Funeral service Tuesday, July 12th, 11 am, Reach The Unreach COGIC. Visitation Monday, July 11th, 4-8 pm, family will receive friends 6 pm at Smith Funeral Home 894-2266. Share condolences www.smithfhinc.com
BERRY, Dora Jean 87, of Dunedin, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Brookside Hospice House in Palm Harbor. In 1965, Dora and her family moved from their home in Harrison, OH to Dunedin, where she began her 25 year career as Food Service Manager with the Pinellas County School Board. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Dunedin Quilting Society. Dora was an adoring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Tom Berry; children Jana Dissinger, Stephen Berry (Betty), Patricia Woodall (Bert), Pamela Cutsuries (Greg); 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 3 grand-dogs. A celebration of Dora's life will be held 11 am Monday, July 11th at Brookside Hospice House 164 Westlake Road, Palm Harbor, 34684.
BESAW, Laura A. 97, of Clearwater, passed away July 7, 2011. Visitation will be TODAY at the funeral home 6-8pm. For more information, please visit: www.mossfeasterclearwater.com
BILLIRIS, Harry 90, of Tarpon Springs, died on July 8, 2011. He was born in Campbell, OH, lived in Ambridge, PA and moved to Tarpon Springs in 1931. He was a member of the Hellenic Benevolent Assoc., Tarpon Lodge F&AM #112, Scottish Rite, Egypt Temple, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Kalymian Society, and was a former board member of St. Nicholas Cathedral. He was the former owner of the Sunoco station in Tarpon Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife Kally; son John; brother Nick; 2 sisters Katherine Lelekis, and Irene Koulianos. He is survived by son Tom Billiris of Tarpon Springs, and several nieces and nephews. Family requests contributions to St. Nicholas Cathedral Dome Restoration Fund. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 at Vinson Funeral Home, Funeral will Be Tuesday at 11 am at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Burial will be at Cycadia Cemetery.
BOND, William Sr. "Bill" William Bond died July 9, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Florida. A time of gathering will be from 3:00pm until service time at 4pm at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 12th. The service will be conducted by Rev. John C. Suhar of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, followed by burial at Royal Palm Cemetery. William Bond was born on September 30, 1916, in Baltimore, MD, and moved as a young boy to St. Petersburg from Kentucky. He went to St. Petersburg High School and, as a member of the Golf Team, played many times with Babe Ruth during the New York Yankees spring training practices. He went on to St. Petersburg Junior College and Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. During WWII, he proudly served his country in the Army Air Force. Mr. Bond was a well known and respected leader in the business community of St. Petersburg and throughout Florida. Along with his brothers, he owned and operated hotels in downtown St. Petersburg and, also, various real estate properties. Civic endeavors include The American Red Cross, The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club, the Florida Hotel and Motel Association (President 1970) and The Suncoasters (President 1964). He was a board member of Union Trust Bank, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and was currently on the board of Auto Club South. Mr. Bond enjoyed being active in the Squires, Polywogs, and Bat Boys. The Bond family, for over sixty years, enjoyed spending their summers in Highlands, North Carolina. Always an avid golfer, Bill passed on his love of golf to his sons. William Bond was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee Hope Bond, his parents, Ninian Ulysses Bond and Martha Medlock Bond, his twin brother, Samuel Foley Bond, his younger brother, Ninian Ulysses Bond, and his son, Robert Lee Bond. He is survived by his wife, Frances; daughter, Martha, and her husband, Foster Walker of Alexandria, LA; his son, William Bond Jr., and his wife, Mary Anne, of St. Petersburg, FL; his son, Ninian Ulysses Bond II, of Highlands, NC. Mr. Bond had 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was deeply loved and cherished by his family and many friends. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to everyone at Westminster Palms, Suncoast Hospice, and others too numerous to mention. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in William Bond's name be made to the Highlands Cashiers Hospital, PO Box 190, Highlands, NC 28741 or Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook @ www.AndersonMcQueen.com Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home 727-822-2059
BRAZIL, Larry 79, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011. He was born Jan. 6, 1932, in Nashville, TN. Larry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris and four children, Wendy Floyd, Larry J. Brazil, Diane Noriega and Loretta Brazil. He is also survived by six wonderful grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three brothers. Larry was a retired truck owner-operator as well as a U.S. Army veteran. He was best known for his racing career of forty years. He was one of the greatest and beloved in his sport. The family will receive friends from 5-6 pm and a memorial service will follow at 6:30 pm Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 W. Bearss Ave. Tampa 33618, 813-968-2231. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Michael Newton for his personal and extraordinary care he provided to our loved one. An online guest book may be found at www.blountcurrycarrollwood.com
BROOKE, Brigitte 75, died July 6. Preceded in death by husband Jack. Survived by sons, John and Alan; daughters, Barbara and Susan; 14 grands, 5 great-grands. www.nationalcremation.com
BRUNET, Etienne Antoine "Tenny" passed away July 7, 2011, in Tampa. Etienne was born in Gainesville, on Dec. 8, 1937, to Dr. Joseph Brunet and Dorothy Lartigue Brunet. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dr. Joseph Brunet, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Irene Williams Brunet; a son and daughter from his marriage to Patricia Johnston, Joseph Lartigue Brunet, his partner Pete Bonneau of Charlotte, NC, Marie Christine Brunet her partner Cathy Richards of Franklinton, NC, and a close extended family of cousins, in-laws, and friends. Tenny joined the management training program at General Telephone of Florida in 1960, after graduating from the University of Florida. He held numerous management and executive positions with GTE, GTE Data Services, and GTE Service Corporation prior to his retirement in 1992. His interests were varied; history, etymology, geology, politics, and genealogy were often topics of conversation. He was a great conversationalist, enjoyed life with humor, wit and grace, and cherished his family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Christopher George, Lisa Laches, ARNP, and the entire staff of Florida Cancer Specialists for their excellent care, and the caregivers at Lifepath Hospice Melech House. Tenny was a two-year survivor of stage IV pancreatic cancer. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Those wishing to give a gift in his memory might consider Lifepath Hospice www.lifepath-hospice.org, Best Friends Animal Society www.bestfriends.org, or church or charity of choice. Arrangements by Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel.
CAMPBELL, Abraham 56, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, July 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Sara and his loving family. For complete obituary & ceremony info, visit www.AndersonMcQueen.com
CHANCEY, Michael R. "Bama" 29, Lutz, died July 6, 2011. Survivors mother, Alice; 3 siblings, Sean, Nolan, Samantha; aunt, Joann. Dobies FH/Hudson dobiesfuneralhome.com
CONDON, Joshua 29, of Bradenton, passed away July 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Edita Condon; brothers, John Lawrence Condon Jr. and Jason William Condon. Survivors include his loving wife, Ashley; precious daughters, Halei Marielyn Condon, Brianna Edith and Lacey Lee; handsome son, Joshua Dee Condon Jr.; brothers, Jeff Steven Condon and Scott Condon; sisters, Jeanine Smith of Brooklyn, NY, Kari Condon of Staten Island, NY and Kelli Rinari of Pennsylvania. Joshua was loved by all that meet him. His love for his family and friends was unconditional and everlasting. He will be missed by all. Services will be held 3 pm Monday, July 11, 2011, at Brandon Cremation and Funeral Services, 621 N. Parsons Avenue, Brandon, 813-654-4400.
COOPER, Frank Everett, Jr. 96, died June 30, 2011. Elder, Active Member of First Presbyterian, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Rotary Club, Salvation Army. Survived by his wife of 69 years, Grace Elizabeth; three sons, Frank III (K.K.), Andy (Mary Jane), Emmett (Lea); one daughter, Martha (Carlen) Maddux; one sister, Katherine Bradley; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Service at First Presbyterian Church, Friday, July 29th at 10 am. Donations to Alzheimer's Association. Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Centers. 727-822-2059 www.AndersonMcQueen.com
COWING, Ruth L. 85, of Tampa, passed away peacefully June 24, 2011, at home. Born in Riverdale, IL, Ruth was an accomplished secretary and office manager in the Chicagoland area. She retired from Illinois Toolworks Fastex Division and relocated to Florida in 1998. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend to many, who will forever be remembered for her fashionable entrances and bottomless candy bowl. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph J. and Cresade Berschinski; sister, Dorothy Zierke (Walter predeceased); brothers Claude Bersch (Jae), Robert Berschinski, Joseph Jr. and her beloved daughter, Kathleen J. McKee-Righter (Sam). Survivors include her daughter, Barbara A. Dixon; son, James A. Cowing; beloved cat and companion, Sammi; grandchildren, Stacy Morin (Patrick Maulfair), Shayne McKee (Jesica), Philip Righter; great-grandchildren, Allison, Nicholas and Alexandra Morin, Kendall Trumbore- McKee; sisters, Jean DeRuiter (Robert predeceased), Phyllis Wendell (Carl), Bette Pycz; godson Philip Wendell (Aimee); goddaughter Heather King (James) and many, many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind a "special family" of friends and caregivers at John Knox Village Assisted Living, where she enjoyed the last five years of her life. Memorial Services will be held on July 18th at 2 pm at John Knox Village Assisted Living, Tampa and July 26 that 11 am at Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Ft. Myers, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
COX, David G. 85, of Tarpon Springs, died July 8, 2011. Survived by his wife, Doris; three sons, Mike (Lou), Tom (Debbie) and Tim (Kathy); 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and a sister, Jane. Preceded in death by his first wife, Rita; infant daughter, Lynn; and brother, Roger. Memorial service at Crystal Beach Community Church, Saturday, July 23, at 2 pm. Reception following. Contributions to Suncoast Hospice or to the church. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon 727-942-0515 dobiesfuneralhome.com
COX, Mary Jane 83, passed away on July 5, 2011. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home 813-289-4229
DEHLER, Tara Lee 35, of Hudson, died July 7. Survived by mother, Eileen; brother, Casey; grandmother, Lee and aunt, Linda. Dobies F.H. Hudson dobiesfuneralhome.com
DeMORE, Martha E. 72, of Temple Terrace, passed away July 8, 2011, at Melech Hospice House. She enjoyed gardening, was a gourmet cook and an avid reader. She is survived by 4 sons, Marvin (Helen) Ivie, Bill Martin and Thomas and David Thorpe; 3 daughters Yvonne (Robert) Antonucci, Karren (Larry) Umstead, and Alyson (Brian) Phelan; 2 brothers, Morris (Donna) Mullis and Robert Mullis; sister Betty (John) Ceto; 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 10 am in the Chapel of Stowers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice. 11125 No. 52nd Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617. Stowersfh.com.
DuBOIS, Patricia Morris on July 5, 2011, Patricia Morris DuBois, 89, left her beloved family to join previously departed family members in Heaven. Pat's husband, Paul Edward DuBois, preceded her in death in 1951. Donna DuBois Nannen, Rebecca Nannen Hearn, Rachel DuBois Nannen and their spouses and children Callan Patricia Hearn and Robert Preston Hearn II morn her terribly. Patricia was raised in Longmeadow, MA and graduated from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. Her parents were Mary Helen and Thomas E. Morris. The family owned and operated Wykoff & Lloyd Company in Springfield, MA. Mrs. DuBois, "PT" as she was affectionately called, was employed by and managed several Animal House Pet Centers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen 727-822-2059
DYCHES, Fletcher A. of Tampa, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011. A native of Augusta, GA, Fletcher was a graduate of the University of Georgia and Stetson University College of Law. During his long legal career he represented a diverse list of clients, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers professional football team, the City of Temple Terrace, the Southwest Florida Water Management District, medical providers insurance agencies and advertising agencies. A member of The Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Fletcher also served as board member and Treasurer for Unity of Tampa Church. Survivors include his brother, Dunbar H. Dyches, Jr., of Augusta, GA; a son, Stephen; and a grandson, Owen. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Unity of Tampa Church. Blount & Curry MacDill Avenue Chapel in charge of arrangements.
DYER, Elizabeth C. 74, of Pinellas Park, died July 8, 2011. Survivors include: son Robert E. Dyer, Jr & sister Margot C-K Ferguson. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727 517-2340
DZWONKIEWICZ, Richard Phillip 88, Lt. Colonel USAF Retired, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Born on Sept. 27, 1922 in Hamtramck, MI and came to this area in 1962. He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip Dzwonkiewicz, and mother, Josephine Bukowska Smith, his sons Richard and Gary Dzwonkiewicz, and wife of 22 years, Lucy Timmons Dzwonkiewicz. He is survived by daughters, Marsha Lamp (Ray), Lisa Ware (Chuck), and Doreen Burdette (John); daughter-in-law, Kathy Dzwonkiewicz; and 5 grandsons, Captain Steven Lamp, Ryan Dzwonkiewicz, Jason Dzwonkiewicz, Eric Porter, Isaac O'Rourke; and two great-grandchildren; many other loving family members and friends. He proudly served in the Military for 22 years, 1940-1962. His principle duties involved foreign languages, military intelligence and diplomatic assignments. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, American Legion Post 273, The Purple Heart Association and life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 9. He was always very active in his Church and especially enjoyed his volunteer work at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on July 14, 2011 at 11 am at St. Giles Episcopal Church, 8271 52 Street North, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781. 727-544-6856. Military Funeral Honors and Internment on Friday, July 15, 2011, at 10 am at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10,000 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708. 727-398-9426. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to the VA Bay Pines Medical Center, Hospice Unit 5C, PO Box 5005, Bay Pines, FL 33744. Account GPF1086. He will be missed by many and remembered in our hearts forever.
FOURNIER, Constance J. (Fuoco) passed away on June 28th in Pinellas Park. Connie was born on May 30, 1937 in New York, NY to Santo and Mary Fuoco. She is survived by her husband, Frank of 17 years and 5 children, Mark Griggs (Jana), Wayne Griggs (Stacy), DeeDee Schickel Craig), John Fournier (Pam), Debra Breaux and 15 grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 15, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 7809 46th Way N. Pinellas Park, FL. 33781. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Moffit Cancer Center.
FRICKS, Barbara 69, of Hudson, passed away, June 27, 2011. Survived by husband, Charles; 2 sons, Charles Jr. & David; 1 daughter, Cynthia Johns; 6 grandchildren; 1 sister, Sherry Baker. Memorial service to be held on July 16, 2011, at 10:30 am in the First Baptist Church of New Port Richey. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson Chapel dobiesfuneralhome.com 727-868-4441
GERARDO, Alfred 58, formerly of St. Petersburg, passed away July 1, from complications of a motorcycle accident. He is survived by his 9 year old son, Nicholas, 4 loving siblings, many nieces, nephews and friends who loved him. There will be a service at 10:30 am on Saturday July 23 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1800 12th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704.
GILBERT, Adele S. Born and raised in her beloved Bridgeport, CT, Adele graduated from Roger Ludlow High School and Simmons College, Boston, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, with a major in Biology Education. In her senior year at Simmons, she met Gordon Gilbert, then a resident on the Harvard neurology service at Boston City Hospital, and they married one month after her graduation. They moved to New Haven, where Adele carried on bacteriological research in the Yale laboratories of Paul Beeson, M.D., while Gordon was chief resident in Neurology at Yale. They spent two years at Travis Air Force Base, CA, where daughter Benette was born, and two further years at Yale-New Haven Medical Center, where daughter Stefanie was born, before moving in 1965, to St. Petersburg, where son, Benjamin, was born. Adele was a devoted and loving mother. While her children were young, she began taking courses at St. Petersburg Junior College and, together with Gordon, took a full-year course in art history that proved life altering, as they became collectors of Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings, a life-long hobby. Throughout her life, Adele remained a steadfast supporter of Simmons College and furthered her own education, earning from St. Petersburg Junior College a degree in Basic Nursing Therapy, and becoming board certified as a biofeedback therapist. Adele began working in Gordon's neurology office as biofeedback therapist in 1985, and in 1994, earned her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova University. Since 1996, she volunteered as Mental Health Counselor at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, where she was known as "Miss Adele" and gave weekly workshops at its facility for the treatment of mental and addictive disorders, which will be funded in her Will. For many years, Adele served as the facilitator of the South Pinellas County Holocaust Survivor Support Group. Because of her loyal and effective service and support, Adele was elected to the Board of Trustees of Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her volunteer service in assisting survivors of the Holocaust and survivors of drug abuse. Adele was a loyal member and supporter of Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg, and regularly attended Shabbat services and Torah studies. She treasured Jewish life and was always eager to enhance her knowledge of Judaism. She will be deeply missed by her family and many close friends. An unanticipated highlight of Adele's last decade was her warm friendship with her English bulldog, Lady Millicent Prune Pudding. Survivors include her husband, Gordon J. Gilbert, M.D., her children, Benette Gilbert (Dr. Robert) Rosen, Benjamin (Csilla) Gilbert of St. Petersburg and Dr. Stefanie Gilbert of Rockville, MD; her six grandchildren, Miranda Rose Rosen, Maxwell Harrison Rosen, Micah Adam Rosen, Marek Anshel Haar, Eszter Rozsa Gilbert, and Izsak Balint Gilbert, her brother and in-laws, William and Phyllis Schwartz, and Lynne and Alan Leslie; nieces Faye Lindsey, Tori Miller, and Lisa Kario, and nephews Jay Schwartz, Russell Schwartz and Brian Leslie. Services will be held 10 am Monday, July 11th at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Largo. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911
HAFNER, Rev. Donald passed away July 4, 2011. He is survived by his loving family. See complete obt at www.rlwilliams.com R. Lee Williams & Son 49th Street 727-527-1177
HALECKY, Anna 88, passed July 7. Survived by loving family. Visit: July 11, 10 am-12 pm at Mariner. Services 12 pm at Brewer Chapel. Burial Masaryktown Cemetery. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991
HICKEY, Mary A. 91, of New Port Richey, died July 6. Survived by sons, Vincent G., Gerard & Dr. Francis Hickey; 8 grands; 4 great-grands. Dobies F.H.- 7 Springs dobiesfuneralhome.com
JOHNATHAN, Betty 89, of Clearwater, died July 8, 2011. Survivors include: daughter Diane Bullock; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Abbey Affordable Cremation, Largo 727 517-2340
JOHNSON, Roger W. 90, formerly of Jamestown, NY died Thursday, June 30th, 2011, in Tampa. He was born to the late Gustav Olov Johnson and Elsa Linnéa Björn Johnson in Kristinehamn, Sweden. Roger is survived by his wife, Marcella Johnson and four children, Dennis Johnson, Randall Johnson, Wesley Johnson and Lisa Nicotera. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 14th from 5-6 pm and a memorial service will begin at 6 pm at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lifepath Hospice.
JURIK, Elizabeth "Betty" 83, of Land O'Lakes, died July 9, 2011. Survivors: her loving husband, Joseph; son Jerry; daughter Nancy; brother Paul Kucharek; 4 grands & 1 great-grand. prevattfuneralhome.com
KELSEY, Patricia Ann 74, passed away on July 2, 2011, in St. Petersburg. Patricia was born on Sept. 17, 1936, in Detroit, MI to Fred and Lorraine Kelsey. Growing up in Berkley, MI, Patricia graduated from Berkley High School and Michigan State University. While at MSU, she was a member of the Michigan State Symphonic Orchestra, and had her own Dixieland all-girl band. She was a recipient of the Alpha Xi Delta fraternity Order of the Rose. Patricia's career in journalism included associations with MacManus John and Adams in Birmingham, MI as well as Air Conditioning News in Detroit. She continued as a free lance writer after moving to Florida more than 30 years ago. She also was actively involved in the introduction of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, and was associated with the Mahaffey Theater for many years. Survivors include her loyal long-time partner and caregiver, Regina Wilt; her brother John Terry (Charlene) Kelsey; niece Cheryl (Douglas) Mayberry; nephew James Scott Kelsey; great-niece Jamie (Adam) Cooper; great-nephews Robert Todd Ropke and Cody Mayberry. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 4 pm, Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home. The cremated remains will be interred at the Columbarium of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Noblesville, IN. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, 3180 30th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
MacDONALD, Margaret P. 79, of Tampa, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Louis & Marie (Jens) Pitisci. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Howard F. MacDonald. Margaret is survived by one son, Michael Nasco (Robin), Tampa; two daughters, Tana DeLuca (Pete), St. Louis, MO & Melanie Williams, of Nobles-ville, IN; grandchildren, Pete, Anthony, Kristin and Danielle; great-grandchildren, Alexa, Mia and Aidan; and numerous other loving family members. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, from 12 pm until 2:30 pm at the chapel of JGR Funeral Home, 6718 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa. A private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to LifePath Hospice, Inc., 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609. Please send online condolences to: www.jgrfuneralhome.com
MACK, Dr. Gregory Alan of Crownsville, MD, passed away on June 30, 2011 at home comforted by his family. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Ann Marie; daughters, Karen (Huyssoon), Katherine (Zacarias), and Kelly (Jurim); sons, Joseph and Michael; and grandchildren, Gregory, Olivia, Julianna, Cecilia, Samantha, Katherine Grace and Jacob. Dr. Mack was born on Dec. 6, 1946, in Portland, ME to the late Joseph and Barbara Mack. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT, Boston College in 1969 and in 1985 earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida. He served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1974. Dr. Mack was Chief Scientist of the Information Exploitation Systems' Branch at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Mack's life was driven by his passions for God, family and engineering. He was devoted to his faith, drawing others to the church at St. Mary's in Annapolis where he was the lead volunteer for Adult Faith Formation. He was passionate about his life's work. In a career that spanned forty years, Dr. Mack contributed to advances in biomedical engineering for preventative healthcare, robotics, data interpretation and artificial intelligence. He owned a patent for wireline modems. He was a constant, caring husband and father, an avid sailor, spirited runner, voracious reader and rigorous thinker. Dr. Mack was cherished throughout his life by his family, friends and colleagues. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, July 5, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Annapolis, MD. Private interment at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, www.pcf.org. An online guestbook is available for your convenience at www.kalasfuneralhomes.com.
MAIDLING, Gloria M. 89, of St. Petersburg, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Largo Medical Center. She is survived by a loving family. Complete information, contact Reese Funeral Home 391-9954
MALINA, Frank passed away July 5, 2011. He is survived by his loving family. See complete obit at www.rlwilliams.com R. Lee Williams & Son 49th Street 727-527-1177
MANLEY, Gaylord D. CW03 U.S. Army, Retired, passed away on July 1, 2011 in Palm Harbor. He was born on Feb. 8, 1928 in Pawnee County, NE. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean on Dec. 31, 2007 and his oldest son, Warren on Sept. 5, 2010, as well as his parents, three brothers and one sister. He is survived by his two children, Sandra and Mark; daughter-in-law, Kathy Manley; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two brothers and one sister. He was a Veteran who served in Europe, the Far East and Southeast Asia (Viet Nam.) He retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years service and settled in Florida where he lived the remainder of his life. He was dedicated to and loved his family. Golfing was his sport and he enjoyed talking about politics. He had a great sense of humor and always had a word of "wisdom" to share. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 10 am at Heritage United Methodist Church, 2680 Landmark Dr. Clearwater, FL 33761, 727-796-1329. Interment will follow at Florida Hill Memorial Gardens, 14354 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Gaylord to the Hospice of the Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760 or to the YMCA of Greater St Petersburg, 3200 1st Ave. S, St Petersburg FL 33712. Turner FH 352-796-9661
MARCELINO, Oliva Jr. D.O. 57, of Dade City, passed away July 8, in Tampa. Survived by a loving family. Funeral arrangements 10 am July 11, at St. Rita Catholic Church, Dade City.
MELLINGTON, Robert E. Sr. 84, Palm Harbor, passed away on Thursday, July 7th at Westchester Gardens Care Center of Clearwater. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances; two sons, Robert Jr. and Brooke and two granddaughters, Jennifer and Jacqueline. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater 727-796-1992
MESSIER, Thomas died July 4, 2011. A Memorial Service will be conducted, 2 pm on July 13, 2011 at: Pinecrest Funeral Chapel 352 796-1656 www.pinecrestfuneralchapel.com
MILLS, Lilly Christine 5, of Riverview, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, killed by a drunk driver. Lilly was born in a Tampa hospital but lived her too short life in Riverview. She was, from the moment she was born, a gift: one that you could never quite believe, or feel worthy of, she seemed too good to be true. If asked what her favorite thing was in any situation, she always answered - everything. No words could convey how desperately she will be missed or how much she is loved. She has left behind her parents, Paul and Samantha; sisters Audrey, Kayla, and Sophia; maternal grandparents, Mike and Isben Populin; paternal grandparents, Robert and Julie Mills; her large and loving extended family and friends. A funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 11 am at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. All are welcome to join the family in wearing Lilly's favorite color-pink. Burial will follow at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park. Donations in her memory may be made to any local Bank of America branch.
MORRISEY, Florence Marie 91, of Brandon, passed away July 7, 2011. She was born in Stratford, CT and resided in Fairfield, CT. She had lived in the Brandon area for 32 years and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Richard and daughter, Carol Notle. She is survived by her three sons, William, Thomas and Michael; four daughters, Marie Hartley, Kathrin Kiley, Pat Hamilton, and Elaine Lutinski; 22 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. A funeral service will take place at 2 pm, Monday, July 11, 2011, at Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
MORROW, Charles P. 72, passed July 8.. Survived by his wire Binnie and loving family. Visit: July 12 at 11 am, 4450 US 19. Burial follows at Florida Natl, with military honors. Brewer & Sons 352-596-4991
MUELLER, Donald Richard 85, of Clearwater, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Donald moved to Florida in 1978 upon his retirement from the Milwaukee Fire Department. Donald served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during WWII. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joan; his children, Rev. Mark (Patricia) Mueller, Susan (Don) Wildt, and Jeffrey (Carla) Mueller; his sister, Caroline Hall; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2 pm Tuesday July 12th at First Lutheran Church, 1644 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Memorials to First Lutheran Church are appreciated. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-769-1992
NEWMAN, W.M. "Dave" 68, of Zephyrhills, passed away July 1, 2011. He is survived by a loving family. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 pm July 12, at Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
NEY, Betty Corey 91, formerly of Inglis, and Homosassa, died July 7, 2011, at the Allegro at College Harbor, St. Petersburg. Betty was born Oct. 5, 1919, in Pittsburgh, PA, to Victor and Alta Myers, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Brentwood (PA) High School in 1937, and then moved with her parents to St. Petersburg. She met her first husband, S. Norman Corey, in St. Petersburg and they were married Nov. 15, 1940. Betty was employed at Webb's City and later at the Downtown St. Petersburg Maas Brothers in the children's department. She was active in Eastern Star. After retirement, Betty and Norman moved to Inglis and enjoyed life on the Withlacoochee River. Norman passed away in November of 1982. Betty remained active in Inglis politics, serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission, as treasurer of the Inglis Fire Department and working for the town elections. In 1997, she went to her 60th high school reunion and reconnected with her high school boyfriend, Raymond Ney. Betty and Ray (who was also widowed) married in October, 1998. They split their time between Pittsburgh and Inglis, eventually settling full time in Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa. She lost her youngest son, Bill, in 2007 and Ray in 2010. After that, Betty moved to St. Petersburg to live with her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Jean. She loved nothing more than to fish and patiently taught her grandchildren to cast. Betty will be remembered for her fiercely independent streak, her devotion to her family and her love of flowers. Betty is survived by three sons, Jack (Jean) Corey, Bob (Dee Dee) Corey, and Jim (Ramona) Corey; by her daughter-in-law Stefanie Corey and a sister, Lavenia Cagle. In addition, she leaves three step-children, Reginald (Joyce) Ney, Cindy (Lee) Leipold, and Carol (Richard) Usnick. She is survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. There will be visitation at 12 pm followed by a 1 pm service at Anderson McQueen, 2201 Dr. M.L. King St. N., St Petersburg, on Saturday, July 16, with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Anderson McQueen Family Tribute Centers 727-822-2059
NOONAN, John J. "Junior" 55, of Seminole, died suddenly Thursday, July 7, 2011, at his home. He was born in Fulton, KY and lived in Seminole for 43 years. He graduated from Seminole High School and St. Pete Junior College. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and a devout Catholic. He worked for West Pharmaceutical Services for over 30 years. He was an avid sports fan. He is survived by his brother Thomas Noonan. For complete information, contact Reese Funeral Home 391-9954
OLDS, Charles Ervin 73, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, died peacefully at home surrounded by love on July 6th. To know Charles was to love Charles. He will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his devoted wife and best friend of 41 years, Jacqueline; his daughters Nichola Olds and Elizabeth Olds as well as numerous other family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.
O'NEIL, Howard C. 91, of Largo, passed away July 4, 2011. Predeceased by first wife Elizabeth. Survived by wife Mildred; son Dennis; daughters Sue and Dianne; 8 grand; 11 great-grands.
PACKARD, Amy L. 43, of Seminole, died July 5, 2011. Survivors include her parents Wesley and Bette Packard; 2 sisters, Wendy Packard & Jenny Richter. Abbey Affordable 727 517-2340
PIERNIKOWSKI, Gilda F. loving wife of John; mother of Karen, Diane, Susan (husband David Teslicko), and John (wife Kelly Pitchford); grandmother of 6, and step-grandmother of 3, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Gilda lived a long life of loving, caring, and serving others. In addition to raising her family, Gilda worked in various capacities for the Philadelphia Board of Education, Eberhard Faber Co., PNC, and Wells Fargo Bank. She faithfully stood by and is survived by her husband of 61 years as they moved from Philadelphia to several towns in Pennsylvania, and San Jose, CA before retiring near their daughters in Riverview.Gilda was known as a fun-loving and charismatic person who made friends and was admired by all she encountered. Gilda was an avid Scrabble player who also enjoyed playing cards, handheld games, and bowling.She was a member of the Woman's Guild and also served as a volunteer for the Board of Elections. Her persistence, patience, and upbeat personality, especially as she persevered through much illness later in life, were an inspiration to all.Private services will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Life Path Hospice House, 3723 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin.
Richard Michael Levy Born Oct. 21, 1947 in Milwaukee, WI passed away on June 14, 2011 in Lutz, FL. Raised in Detroit, MI by parents Milton & Dorothy Levy. A graduate of Farmington High, Michigan. A Vietnam veteran with over 24 years of service to the Army. Medals & awards received during service include:Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Army Commendation Medal Award for Valor, Master Army Aviator Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Medal with 42 Oak Clusters, 3 Overseas Bars, ARCAM, National Defense Service Medal, & MI Broadsword Medal with 1st Gold Star. Proud member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Assoc. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He was a past Master of the Masonic Lodge & member of Shriner's Egypt Temple. He retired as a Sergeant from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office after 20 years of service. While working for the Sheriff's Office he received his Master's Degree in Business from the University of Tampa. He is loved, missed and survived by his daughters Elizabeth Levy from NY, NY. Penelope Levy from El Centro, CA. his best friend of over 27 years Betty Harris of Lutz, FL her daughters Tammy Foreback and husband Dennis from Edmore, MI. Tina Bailey and husband Chris from Brooksville, FL, & grandchildren Bob, Jack, Garrett and Allie.There will be a short service at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL on Tuesday July 19th at 12:45 pm.
ROGERS, Marion 83, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home in Largo on June 30, 2011. Marion was born in Chicago, IL, to Irene Malocina and Stanley Holmes. Marion loved music and was a gifted pianist in her youth. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Albert J. Rogers, who passed away 5 weeks prior. For the last 11 years, Marion devoted herself to caring for her husband at home after he suffered a massive stroke. She enjoyed nature, swimming, fishing, and spending time with her family. Throughout her life, Marion exemplified the values of courage, sacrifice, and grace under pressure. Marion will always be remembered for her kind spirit, generosity, and the unconditional love she gave to all. Words cannot describe how much she is missed. Marion is survived by her 7 children and 5 grandchildren. Services will be held at Bay Pines Veterans' Cemetery on July 15th.
SAAD, Elizabeth Helen Cometti, a long time Clearwater resident, died June 30, 2011. A native of Daphne, AL and a homemaker, Elizabeth was of the Catholic faith and a long time volunteer at the Clearwater Community Hospital. Elizabeth will be laid to rest with her husband, George at the Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola. Please sign the guestbook for the family at www.veteransfuneralcare.com Veterans FuneralCare 524-9202
SEBBAN, Marcel 84, of Largo, passed away Sunday, July 3. He is survived by his loving wife, Annie, family and friends.
SHEAHAN, Carol (nee Joyce), of Treasure Island, died on May 9, 2011, daughter of the late John V. and Gertrude S. Joyce. Beloved sister of the late Joan (late Ralph) Schmidt, and the late Gerald J. (Alice) Joyce. Dearest aunt of Bonnie Schmidt (Kelly Nichols), Craig and Sally Schmidt, Colleen (James) McDonnell, Kathleen (Raymond) Seitz, Denise (Jay) Gimlin, Deborah (Peter) Vogue, the late Michelle Joyce, and her godchild Mila Bianco. Also survived by many dear friends and great nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10 am at St. John Vianney Church, 445 82nd Avenue, St. Petersburg Beach. Donations may be made in her memory to The Salvatore Dali Museum, one Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33701, where Carol was a dedicated and gifted Docent.
STAGNER, Margaret A. 92, Largo, died July 8, 2011. Margaret is survived by her son Kenneth (Sue) and a loving family. Please visit mossfeasterlargo.com or call 727/562-2080 for more details
STANDISH, Jeanne Munson 98, of Largo, FL passed away June 28, 2011. Jeanne was born October 19, 1912 in Cheshire, NY to Fredericka and Vick G. Munson. A graveside service will be held in the fall in Cheshire, NY. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold and her brother Milton Munson. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Munson Hillenbrand; her nephews Milton V. (Barbara) Munson, Bruce Munson, Carlton (Mollie) Standish, Hugh (Merrie) Standish; and her nieces Gwendolyn Nolan, Anne Standish (Ron) Uhe and numerous great nieces and nephews. Jeanne and Harold retired to Clearwater in 1987 from Framingham, Mass. Jeanne was a very generous person and a blessing to everyone who knew her. In her sprit of giving, donations can be made to RCS Food Bank, 700 Druid Road Clearwater, FL; or the Suncoast Hospice.
THERRELL, Willie V. "Billie" 95, of Port Richey, passed away July 7, at Jennifer Gardens. Born in Meridian, MS, she spent most of her life in Houston, TX and was a member of the Eastern Star. Survived by sons, Mark (Joanne) and Robert (Deborah) Therrell; grandchildren, Meghan Moore and Robert Jr. Memorial services will be held Thursday, 4:30 pm at Dobies F.H.-Hudson Chapel dobiesfuneralhome.com
THOMPSON, Nancy E. 58, of Hudson, died July 7. Survived by son, Gregory J. Mattson; parents, James & Pauline Thompson; grands, Zaida & Gregory, Jr. Dobies FH/ Hudson dobiesfuneral home.com
VARONA, Rene H. 66, passed away on July 8, 2011, in Tampa. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home 813-289-4229
WALLEN, Carolyn Sue Of Clearwater, passed away July 2, 2011, at Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park. Born in New Castle, IN, she was a resident of Springfield, IL, Columbus, OH and most recently Clearwater. "Sue," as she was known, was preceded in death by her father, John W. Gibson, and mother, Cora June (Malicoat) Gibson. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, E. Lee Wallen; son, Scott L. and daughter, Tracy S. Wallen; granddaughters Abigail Elizabeth, "Abbey", and Ramey Eliza Wallen, Breanna Lyn Boger; beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and a large extended family. She was employed for years by The Kroger Company. She also owned and operated several small businesses, including the Honey Hut, L & S Carryout, and Corky's Pub. Known for her love of life's experiences, she spoke candidly and took time to share herself with others, listening and earning their respect. Sue truly touched the hearts and souls of many beloved friends and extended family. One highlight of her daily routine was caring for her cat and two dogs. During her battle with Lymphoma, she made a deep impression on the professionals she interacted with, endearing their admiration and friendship. Memorial services will be held at a later date, to be determined, in honor of her life and love. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Humane Society of Pinellas or Suncoast Hospice. Online remembrances are also appreciated via her Facebook page. ALifeTribute Largo 559-7793
WALLER, Virginia G. age 67, Wildwood, died July 8, 2011. Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 12th, 2 pm at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Visitation: Monday July 11, from 5-7pm at Funeral Home.
WARSH, JoAnne Pardue 75, of Clearwater, passed away July 8, 2011. JoAnne was born in Detroit, MI, and worked as a registered nurse, primarily in running the endoscopy department at Morton Plant Hospital for over 20 years. She is survived by her loving children, son Steven Warsh; daughters Lori (Dr. Dennis) College and Deborah W. Fields; and grandsons Adam, Matt, Max, Nick, and Griffin. Services will be held Monday, July 11th, 3 pm at the David C. Gross Funeral Home in Clearwater. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Largo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in JoAnne's memory to Suncoast Hospice. Guestbook at www.davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 830 N. Belcher Rd. 727-446-2222
WATKINS, David E. 42, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He was born in Louisville, KY and came here in 1995. He graduated from Shawnee High School. He was a student at Bay Pines Life Skills, a member of the Order of the Arrow, an Eagle Scout, a Special Olympian and an avid bowler. He was preceded in death by his father Gene Watkins; brother-in-law Jay Waldron and niece Kathleen Waldron. He is survived by his mother Margaret Watkins; sister Elizabeth Waldron; aunt Mary Rose Tierney; nieces Christina and Caroline Waldron and great-nephew Joseph Waldron as well as many classmates and friends. Reese Funeral Home 391-9954
WEILER, Norman Lester 78, passed away peacefully in the arms of his life partner, Sherry Lynne Heller, on July 5th, 2011. He was born May 4, 1933, in Seyferts, PA, son of the late Raymond Lester Weiler and Ruth E. Weiler. Norman is survived by his beloved sister Janet Liberatore and her husband Tony of Lancaster, PA; son, Charles Weiler and his wife Alice, of Montoursville, PA; son, Alwin Weiler and his wife Marcene, of Carson City, NV; son, Mark Weiler and his wife Joyce, of Front Royal, VA; son, Steven Weiler and his partner Steve Montez, of Castro Valley, CA; daughter, Corinne Rice and her partner Ralph Vassallo, of Beaumont, PA; and four grandchildren, Dane and Troy Weiler and Christie and Corissa Rice. Norman retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years. He also retired from Proctor and Gamble, Inc. in Mehoopany, PA. Norman was a life member of the American Legion Post 996 in Dushore, PA, Post 119 of Largo, and The Army/Navy Garrison #3697 Largo, where he served on their board of directors. Donations to honor Norman can be sent to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation. A memorial celebration will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July 16th at the Pointe West Clubhouse, 12651 Seminole Blvd. followed by a memorial buffet at The Army/Navy Garrison #3697, 12850 Walsingham Road, Largo, to honor his life membership and service to the Garrison as a member of the Board of Directors.
WELLS, Alice Carreno 56, of Tampa passed away July 2, 2011.Born in Ybor City and raised in South Tampa, she was the adoring wife of Benjamin, the loving mother of Joshua and Ashley, the doting grandmother of Samuel, and the beloved little sister to Jean Phillips (Phil) and Sandra Attmore (Bill). She was an inspiration to all who knew her, and a strong and courageous soul.She was preceded in death by her son Joshua, and parents Servando and Josephine Carreno. She leaves behind countless cherished memories, and the family and friends that were blessed to have shared in her life. There will be a funeral mass on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 10 am at Nativity Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and LifePath Hospice.
WELLS, Gloria D. 84, of New Port Richey, died July 6, 2011. Survived by her husband of 67 years, Henry and loving family. Services: Monday, July 11th, 11 am at: Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.
WILLIAMS, Vincent L. 63, of Spring Hill, died July 8, 2011. Survived by his wife, Linda; Terri & husband, David; brother, Skip & family Chris & Bill; & grandchildren. Brewer & Sons 352-596-4991
WILSON, Mark J. MDT LBIST (England) on June 29th, went to his eternal home, absent from his body and now present with the Lord. Mark, 54, a proud Englishman was born and raised in England. As a Master in his profession, he has been a dedicated employee of Knight Dental Group; a devoted husband and soulmate to wife Denise; a proud grandfather of Dominic and Donovan. A constant source of unconditional love to son Michael; daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Danny. He is also survived by a sister; mother-in-law and loving friends and colleagues. There will be a celebration of his life on Nov. 5th. Invitations will be sent in October.