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Published Jan. 27, 2012

BACON, Mary Rose (nee Riley), 74, passed away at the Villas of Belleair on Jan. 24, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 50' years, Robert; 4 children: Elizabeth van Blaricom of Carpentersville, IL, Mary Kay Matossian of Ukiah, CA., Robert Bacon, Jr., of Largo, and Patricia Klop of Lake Zurich, IL; and 4 grandchildren. Mary Rose was born and raised in Miami and moved here from Baltimore, MD in 1982. She graduated from Barry College of North Miami. She attended Anona Methodist Church, was a member of the choir there and also active in real estate, court recording, hearing aid installation, china painting, calligraphy, opera and dancing. Visitation begins at 2 pm with a service at 3 pm on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at Hubbell Funeral Home 727-584-7671

BAKER, Bliss A. 90, of Clearwater, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 20, 2012. He is survived by Helen, his wife of 69 years, their two sons: Larry and Dean; daughter-in-law, Janet; three grandchildren: Heather Calanni, Kristin Trefz, and Gregory Baker; five great- grandchildren: Ashley Crock, Samantha Trefz, Aaron Trefz, Nicolas Calanni and A.J. Calanni. Bliss honorably served his country for four years in the Army during WWII and had a successful 36 year career with General Motors as a supervisor in the Material Department of the GM Bristol Road Stamping Plant in Flint MI. After their retirement, Bliss and Helen enjoyed many years as snowbirds between Michigan and Florida before moving permanently to Clearwater, in 2005. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Heritage United Methodist Church 2680 Landmark Dr., Clearwater, FL, 33761 on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sun Coast Hospice 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL, 33760.

BAXTER, Raylene M. 22, of Brooksville, died Monday, Jan. 23. Services will be Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 am at Cason Funeral Chapel. Cason Funeral & Cremation Services, Brooksville 352-796-7033

BINGHAM, Connie G. 36, of Brooksville, died Jan. 23, 2012. Services will be Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 pm at Faith Presbyterian Church. Cason Funeral & Cremation Services, Brooksville 352-796-7033

BISACCIO, Reta M. 81, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 12, 2012. Survived by husband, Philip; and loving family. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Richey Richey

BOSSOM, Mary M. of Ruskin, peacefully passed away Jan. 8, 2012, at Life Path Hospice in Sun City Center. Mary served our country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp from November, 1944 to May, 1946. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Borden's Dairy in Lake Charles, LA, retiring after 30 years, at which time she and her husband, Jack moved to Apollo Beach. Mary was very active in ABWA in LA and in 1971, was named Woman of the Year. She remained active in ABWA in Florida, was an avid golfer, loved to work in the garden especially with her orchids and enjoyed traveling all over the world. She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Texada, and her husband, Jack P. Bossom I. She is survived by her step children, Patsy (Dorsey) Peterman, Linda (Jeffrey) Peterman I, Jack Bossom II; her grandchildren, G. Quinn Texada, Megan Texada, Jeffrey (Cindy) Peterman, William Bossom, Elizabeth Bossom; her great-grandchildren, Marissa Texada and Gavin Texada and other beloved family members. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28th, at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, located at 3207 W. Bearss Ave.; Tampa, FL 33618. Visitation with the family will be from 10 am to 11 am with the service starting at 11 am. The family would like especially like to thank Mary's neighbors, Paula & Bill Borrer and Stella & Don Hering for their friendship and caring attention. Another special thank you to Kris Texada for her love and for all the bouquets she sent to Mary over the years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Life Path Hospice 3725 Upper Creek Dr.; Sun City Center, FL 33573. Words of comfort may be expressed at

BROCKEL, Elizabeth L. passes away Jan. 22nd. She is survived by a brother Robert; 3 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

BRODRICK, William M. 98, died Jan. 14, 2012. Born in Malta, MT. Had lifelong career as a geologist. Survivors include nieces, Janet Gharrity, Jane Cagel and Jean Meunier.

BUEHL, Esther 84, of Largo, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20th at the Suncoast Hospice Foundation. She is survived by her son, Daniel Wolf; and a daughter Ruth Persons; two grand-children, William Wolf and Isaac Wolf; and two great- grandchildren, Noah and Payten Wolf. She was a member of the Saint Justin Martyr Catholic Church. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

CAMERON, Paul L. 74, of Clearwater, passed away at home, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. Paul was born on Aug. 19, 1937, in Fairview Park, OH. Paul and his wife Margie were the owners of Cameron Farm Supply in Middlefield, OH before retiring to Clearwater in 1997, where they enjoyed bowling and golfing with friends. Paul is survived by Margie Cameron, his wife of 41 years; his three children Mindy, Scott and Lee Ann; his brother Mike Cameron (Eunie); sisters Audrey Nick, Bernice Cameron and Rhonda Gielow (Tom); sister-in-law Nellie Betteridge; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and one more on the way. Paul will be remembered as a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who were privledged to know him. Paul has requested no memorial services be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Suncoast Hospice or to Cancer research. Visit

CHASE, Dr. Rodney Hayes 91, of Sun City Center, formerly of Largo, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Born in Pennsylvania on Jan. 11, 1921, he was a retired Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chase was Episcopal by Faith. Survivors include his daughters, Ludmila Spradlin of Sun City Center, Patricia Chase Rosar of Annandale, NJ and Letitia O'Keefe of Bellingham, WA. Dr. Chase is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service and Inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to LifePath Hospice of Hillsborough County. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573

CHASE, Frederick Jr. 80, died on Jan. 3, 2012 in Waukegan, IL. He was the son of Virginia Gerould and Frederick Chase II. He attended Clearwater High School and Phillips Exeter Academy. He graduated from Dartmouth College, followed by service in the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated from the U.F. law school, then practiced law for 37 years in New Port Richey, where he was a charter member of the Rotary Club. Fred was predeceased by one son, Nathan Chase. He is survived by his partner, Lynne Atherton of Waukegan, IL; sister, Beth Chase of Raleigh, NC; brother, John and wife Priscilla Chase of Palm Harbor; and son, Robert Chase of Denver, CO; also by Nathan's widow, Susan Chase; his former wife, Nancy Dickinson Chase; son, Daniel Chase with partner Jennifer Morgan; and two grandsons, Sam and Benjamin Chase, all of whom reside in Baltimore, MD. A celebration of Fred's life will be held at 2 pm, Feb 9th, by the Unitarian-Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Rd. His ashes will be interred in Hanover, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to Interfaith Power and Light, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 450, San Francisco, CA 94104.

CHASE, Hobart A. Jr. "Hobie" 76, of Madeira Beach, formerly of Quincy, MA, died peacefully, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at the Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. He was born in Quincy MA and has lived in Florida for 25 years. Hobie was a retired manager for the N.E. Telephone Company in Boston and also was a former salesman at the Stella Marine in Florida. He served as a staff sergeant in the Army National Guard. Hobie was a frequent patron and enjoyed his many friendships at Walt's Fish House and Spotos Restaurant in Madeira Beach. Survived by one aunt; one uncle; and many cousins. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary's Church, Quincy, Saturday at 10 am. Interment with Military Honors at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, MA. For those who wish, donations in Hobart's memory may be made to Saint Mary's Church, 95 Crescent Street, Quincy, MA 02169. Hobie's family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to his many wonderful Florida friends. You are invited to visit

CLARK, Alfred W. "Billy" of Palm Harbor, died on Jan. 24, 2012. Born on April 22, 1951 in Palm Harbor, Billy was owner of Billy's Lawn Care, a volunteer at Make-A-Wish Foundation. and a Baptist. Billy's life revolved around hunting, fishing & family. Preceded in death by his father, Alfred D. Clark, he is survived by wife of 32 years Sandra; daughter Dixie(Jeffrey)Davis, Lakeland; son Coty Clark Palm Harbor; mother Ruby Jean Clark, Otter Creek (Clarks Ranch); brother Richard (Debbie)Clark, Fanning Springs; sisters Ina(Tom) Rydalch CA, Debbie(Dwight) Stimpson TX, Cecelia(Dennis) Beeker Oldsmar, Freda (Wayne)Peardon Palm Harbor, Teresa(Mike)Sage Crystal Beach, Tina(Brian)Haley Otter Creek; 3 grandchildren who were the light of his life, Jazmyn, Emma & Hunter. A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Jan. 28 at 1pm at, 80 North Otter Creek Ave, Otter Creek FL 32683.

CONEY, James Willis of Tampa, passed Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 11 am at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 2002 North Rome Ave. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Mr. Coney was a native of Dublin, GA and a resident of Tampa for 40 years. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Carrie M. Pittman Coney; daughters, Cynthia Brown (Clay) and Anita Bailey (Jessie); sons, James Coney, Jr. (Linda) and Fredrick Waters; and other relatives and friends. There will be a closed casket visitation from 5-8 pm Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners.

COURCHENE, Roland H. 77, of Seminole, died Jan. 23, 2012 at home. He is survived by his loving family. Please view full obituary at 727-391-9954

CROSWELL, Letha 101, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 25. She is survived by her son, Charles Owens, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grand-children. Morgan Funeral Home 727-847-3999

D'ADDURNO, William H. "Bill" 61, of Indian Rocks Beach, formerly of Largo, passed away Jan. 20, 2012 in St. Mary's, OH. Survived by a loving family, there will be a graveside service on Saturday, Jan. 28th at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, in Largo. For more information call 727-562-2080.

DIAZ, Violet 89, of Tampa, passed away Jan. 25, 2012. Survivors include daughter, Linda S. Permuy, and Jean Baggett; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Private services were held. JGR Funeral Home

EDWARDS, Earl P. of Tampa, passed Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 11 am at Beulah Baptist Institutional Church, 1006 West Cypress St. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Mr. Edwards was a native of St. Ann, Jamaica and a resident of Tampa for 34 years. His profession was masonry and he worked along side his father with their business, Edwards Masonry, Inc. and Edwards Grocery. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving, devoted, and dedicated wife, Evelyn Edwards; surrogate daughter, Temika Bronson; grand-children, Aaron, Christopher and Mickayla; father, Leslie Edwards; mother, Myrtle Pink; and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners.

ELLINGWORTH, Marion 94, of Zephyrhills, passed Jan. 24, 2012. A "Celebration of Life" ceremony at West Winds ALF (date TBD) to share those memories. Hodges Family Funeral Home

ENGLEHARDT, Henry Patterson 72, of Lutz, passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at his residence. He is survived by his 2 loving sisters and 1 brother. Turner F.H. 352-796-3588

FERRANTO, Lucy 91, of Spring Hill, died Jan. 24, 2012. Visitation 4-8 pm, Sunday at Turner Funeral Home. Mass, 11 am, Monday at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic.

GENTILE, Minerva of Tampa, passed away peacefully, at St. Joseph's Hospital, on Jan. 22, 2012. Minerva was 86 years old. Minerva was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Saugatuck, CT. Growing up in a large family, Minerva developed a love for physical fitness and crochet. Both Minerva and her husband, Louie, enjoyed bowling, dancing, as well as figure roller skating. Minerva and Louie moved from Connecticut to Tampa in 1982, and resided thereafter in Carrollwood. Minerva is proceeded in death by her devoted husband, Louis "Louie" Gentile and their son, Brian. Survivors include her loving son Michael L. Gentile and his wife Sharla; grandchildren include, Ashlyn Gentile, Brielle Gentile, Michael B. Gentile, Jennifer Guardiani and her husband, Justin; great-grandchildren include, Jackson and Jocelyn Guardiani. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 7 pm at Blount and Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family is respectfully requesting donations be sent to The American Heart Association 800-275-0048. Words of comfort may be expressed at Blount Curry Carrollwood Chapel 813-968-2231

GONZALEZ FEBRES, Lemuel 69, of Spring Hill, died Jan. 25, 2012. Gathering will be 4-8 pm, Monday, with a service at 6 pm at Turner Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel, 352-796-9661.

GRAHAM-FELTON, Dahlia 62, entered into rest Jan. 22, 2012. Dahlia was a hair-stylist for many years and a volunteer at the Senior Center in Sun City Center. She is survived by her sons, Anthony Torres (Diane) and Javier Figueroa (Tiffany); daughters, Michelle Torres-Prall (Robert) and Gizelle Torres-Christodoulou; mother, Emma Figueroa; brothers, Carlos Figueroa, Luis Figueroa and Robert Figueroa; sister, RoseMary Figueroa; grand-children, Ryan Torres, Sean Torres, Joselle Prall, Kelly Matias, Stavros Christodoulou, Emma Figueroa and Amanda Figueroa; dog, Topaz and an extended loving family and friends. Dahlia was very much loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A Memorial Service will be held 3 pm with memorial visitation 2-3 pm Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.

HODGE, Lloyd E. 85, of St. Petersburg, passed Jan. 25, 2012 at home. Survived by his children: Eugene H. Hodge (Karen) Hayesville, NC, Larry M. Hodge (Karen) Toledo, OH, Douglas G. Hodge (Kimelyn) St. Petersburg, Brenda J. Jacques (Walter) Brentwood, TN, Pamela J. Deraney (George) New Port Richey. Preceded by his wife, Bernice; daughter, Carolyn A. Baughey; and son Dr. Michael D. Hodge. Viewing/Funeral will be at Mohn Funeral Home, 9700 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, today, Friday, Jan. 27th from 9:30 till service time 10:30 am. Internment at Florida National Cemetery. At 1:30 pm Today. Family would appreciate donations to Suncoast Hospice Foundation. For more information see

HOLLEY, Charles Louis 80, of Spring Hill, died Jan. 24, 2012. Committal Service 11 am Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Florida National Cemetery. Turner F.H. 352-796-9661

HOWELL, Betty Berry 82, of Plant City, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. She is survived by her children, Gayla Walker (Galen) and Kevin MacKenzie (Joan); grandchildren Stephanie Varney (Will), Neil Copes, and Aaron MacKenzie (DeeDee); great-grandchild Lindsey; brother Al Berry (Patsy) and numerous neices and nephews. Betty retired from GTE as a telephone operator. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Midway. Funeral services will be held at Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at 11 am, with Dr. Mitch Weissman presiding. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.

JOHNSON-WOODHAM, Patricia, 73, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. Patricia was born in Brown Hills Birmingham, UK. She enjoyed fishing, tennis, bingo, and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Woodham; children, Nigel Johnson, Sara Reeher, Stuart Heritage; son-in-law, Charles Goulding "George"; grand-children, Kayleigh Cooper, Oliver Johnson, Rosie Johnson, Kizzy Johnson, Poppy Heritage, Orla Heritage; great- grandchild, Alfie Johnson; brother, Trevor Owen; family and friends. Patricia was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

JONES, Ruby L. 86, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 22, 2012. Survived by loving and friends. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar. 813-855-2439

JOSEPH, Blanche May June 17, 1924 - Jan. 23, 2012, age 87 of Largo, formerly lived in Akron, OH. Blanche passed away at home where she lived with her son, Paul and Cindy and their children Paul Jr., Christian, Taylor, Mikey and Hunter. Blanche is remembered and loved by many, but especially by her daughter April; sons David, Kenny and Paul. She was preceded in death by her husband George L. Joseph Sr. and son George L Joseph Jr. She is also remembered by countless grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In Loving memory of Blanche M. Joseph, we will be celebrating her life at at the Kapper's residence at 17404 1st Street East, Redington Shores 33708 on Saturday Jan. 28th beginning at 4 pm. For more information please contact Paul Joseph at 727-455-6637.

KNAPP, Geoffrey 66, passed away Dec. 16, 2011. A memorial will be held at McKinney Park On Blind Pass Rd. Feb 14th, 3 pm Followed by gathering at McKinney Park.

KOLLEN, Anne Marinda 92, of St. Petersburg, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. Anne was a lovely mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Magarity and her husband Russ; 3 grand-children, Jenn Keohane, Jeff, and Allison Schworm; and 3 great-grandchildren, Charlotte, A.J., and Taelyn and her dear friend Bob Schindler. Anderson McQueen Family Tribute Centers

KOSTUCK, Shirley Ann 63, of Spring Hill, formerly of Homer, MI, passed away Jan 24th in Tampa at the Moffitt Cancer Research Center. She is survived by her husband, Paul; 2 sons, Donnie (Dawn) Harris and Michael (Cindy) Harris; mother, Catherine Ballinger; 2 brothers, Jim(Pam) Ballinger and Alvin(Jenna) Ballinger; sister, Sue Crisco; mother-in- law, Dotti Mack, 6 grand-children, 4 great-grandchildren and loving family and friends. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

KUCHAREWICZ, Joseph 61, Lecanto, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at his residence. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge private arrangements.

LARK, Reginald Yancey died Jan. 16, 2012. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday Jan. 28, 11 am a viewing Friday, Jan. 27, 5-7 at Oak Hill MB Church. Everett-Derr & Anderson

LEE, Irene Simone Hernandez "Renee" was born in Tampa, on Oct. 28, 1927. After more than a decade of Alzheimer's, she passed peacefully into eternal rest on Jan. 19, 2012. Irene was a lifelong native of Tampa. She attended Tampa Bay Blvd. Elementary School, West Tampa Jr. High and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1946, where she had been a member of the band and a majorette. She was a cosmetologist for most of her adult life, owning Renee's House of Beauty on North Armenia Ave. in West Tampa. She went on to be a Realtor Associate. Irene was predeceased by her beloved husband James; cherished parents Roy Cesar and Mariana Lima Hernandez; great-granddaughter Nessa; precious grandmother Caridad; sister American Gonzalez (Emilio); aunts Hilda Suarez (Joe), Mary Allen (John), Casimira Lima, Caridad Menendez (Loel), and uncle Pedro Lima (Inez), Lorenzo Lima (Jennie). Survived by daughter C. Angel Lee; son James Edward Lee II (Holly); granddaughters Ca-Lee Simone (Josh) and Amy Nicole Lee; great-grandson Dagen Ragnor Lee-Odinkar and grand dogs Attila and Luna; sisters Irma Magoon, Orchid Rogers (Richard), Carrie Deeker (Don), Rita Carreno (Gale) and Joylin Lane (Alan) and brother Roy Hernandez Jr. and a multitude of nieces/nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great- nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. or Life Path Hospice Teal Team. Words of comfort may be expressed at

LEMBO, Phyllis 87, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 25, 2012. Survived by son, Charles Jones; daughter, Susan Mueller; 4 grands; and 2 great-grands. Morgan Funeral Home 727-847-3999

LINDSEY, Georgia Mae of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Mrs. Lindsey was a native of Mulberry, where she met and married the late Ernest Lindsey. She was a member of the 29th Street Church of Christ where she worshipped for many years, and during her final years of life, worshipped at Nassau Avenue Church of Christ. Mrs. Lindsey retired from the School District of Hillsborough County. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11 am at 29th Street Church of Christ, 3310 N. 29th St. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. The wake will be held at 29th Street Church of Christ on Friday from 6 to 8 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners.

LOCATELLI, Francis 96 died Jan 24. Survived by wife Laura and loving family. Visit Saturday 9-9;30 am at North/ Meadowlawn FH, 10 am Our Lady Queen of Peace.

LOVE, Ophelia 96 passed Jan. 24, 2012 at North Rehab Center. Survivors 2 sons; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-granchildren alon with other relatives and friends. Creal Funeral Home

McDANIEL, Richard "Jerry" 78, of Largo, died Monday evening with his loving family by his side. Born Jan. 19, 1934, in Cleveland, MS, he was the son of Mitchell Ward and Marie Gatewood McDaniel. Jerry served in the U.S. Army. He was a Director for Martin Marrietta, Orlando. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ethel Tatum McDaniel of Largo, whom he married Jan. 12, 1952; his daughter Kathy (Rowland) Milam of Clearwater; son Richard Ward (Leigh Ann) McDaniel of Scottsdale, AZ; three grandchildren, Jessica Milam, Alexandra McDaniel and Kathrine McDaniel. A memorial celebration will be 1 pm today at the University Club 841 North Park Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice, UPARC or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements and online condolences may be made at

McKENNA, Jacqueline 65, of Spring Hill, died Jan. 24. Survivors: companion, James; children, Catherine, Kenneth; 2 brothers, Wayne, Keith; 3 grands; 1 great-grand. Coastal Cremations

McLEAN, Deane 79, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 26. Survivors husband, Richard; children, Richard, Chris, John, Mary & Katherine; 7 grands; 1 great-grand; 2 siblings. Dobies FH 7 Springs

MERKLE, Mary C. 93, of Valrico, died Jan. 21. Survived by children Chuck Merkle, Spring Hill, Charlotte C. Armstrong, Lena, Mississippi, Carol P. Bonner, Tampa, & Cynthia M. Rowley, Valrico; 4 brothers & 1 sister; 8 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Dobies FH- Hudson

MILLER, David W. Sr. 78, of Largo, passed Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a charity of choice. Full obit at . Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202

MYERS, Theodore Allen Jr. 46, of Seffner, passed away Jan. 8, 2012. Ted was born in Lima, OH to Theodore Myers Sr. and Shirley Myers and was the older of their two sons. Ted was preceded in death by his father in July, 1997. He is survived by his loving wife, Leslie of 19 years; a beautiful and talented daughter, Danielle Marie (22 years old); and a heartwarming granddaughter, Mily Delaney (4 years old); also his mother, Shirley Miller; brother, Lee Myers Both of New Port Richey. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and lots of great friends who will miss him very much. Ted was a loving son, brother, husband, father and loved spending much of his time with his granddaughter Mily who called him "DOO-DAH". Ted's wishes were to be cremated and his wishes were carried out on Wednesday night the 19th. Ted served our country for 2 years and was honorably discharged from the United States Army. His memorial service will be held at the Veteran's Memorial Museum and Park located at 3602 Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33619. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

NIXON, Ivan LaTouse 50, Holiday, died Jan. 21. Survivors: siblings, George, Elois, Linda, Althia, Tereceta; numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. Dobies F.H.-Tarpon

OJEDA, Reinaldo S. 51, Port Richey, died Jan. 24. Survivors: wife, Evelyn; children, Robert, Tanari, Elvira; parents, Blas & Carmen; 5 siblings; 5 grands. Dobies F.H. Congress

PERRY, Irene Shull was born in Indianapolis on May 20, 1922, and died Jan. 18, 2012, in Lake City. Irene graduated from Arsenal Technical High School and was a long time employee of the Personnel Department, and a retiree of The Indianapolis Star/News, who resided in Largo, from 1993-2010. Survivors include daughters Saralee Perry, Lake City, and Michele (Todd) DeMichieli, Indianapolis; grandchildren, Tammy (John) Jennings, Mark (Melanie) Simmonds, Abbie and Sam DeMichieli and great-granddaughters, Claire and Audrey Irene Jennings. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.J. Perry and daughter, Sue Ann Simmonds. Interment will be with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery. A private celebration of life was held in St. Louis. Final arrangements were provided by Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home.

PORTER, Marty C. 95, of Clearwater, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. She is survived by her loving family. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home

PUGLIESE, Anthony Victor 80, of Mulberry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. He was born on Aug. 25, 1931 in Roselle Park, NJ. He was a United States Navy Retired Veteran. Tony loved to be on the water, he enjoyed going on cruises ships and his own private boat. He was a proud Italian American and the love he had for his family was his passion. Tony was predeceased in death by his devoted wife, Geraldine. Survivors include his daughters, Laura Rochwell and husband, Rocky and Susan Zulauf and husband, Todd; brother, Louis Pugliese and wife, Minnie; sister, Veronica Cossa and husband, Goffy; 7 grandchildren, Joshua and wife, Jasmin, Felicia and husband, Tim, Anthony and wife, Jacquelyn, Todd, Amanda, Allison and husband, Anthony and Holly; 6 great grandchildren, Caden, Braylon, Bryson, Brayden, Klara and Anthony and many other family members and good friends. Tony was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, he will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at 11 am at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon. Donations in Tony's name may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

RINEHART, Louise E. 87, formerly of Largo, died Jan. 24, 2012 in Ashland City, TN, born in Toboso, OH. Predeceased by husband, Moody F. and son, Stephen M. Rinehart. Survived by sons, David Courson of White Bluff, TN., Edward Courson of Port Richey, Tom Rinehart of Tarpon Springs and David Rinehart of Springhill; daughter, Nancy Huners, of Palm Harbor; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Everett Crawmer of Fostoria, OH and Marion "Buck" Crawmer of Newark, OH. Loving mother, grandmother and sister. Visitation 5-7 pm, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. Service 11 am, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at Hubbell Funeral Home, Interment, Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, Largo. Hubbell Funeral Home 727-584-7671

RODGERS, Genevieve S. 87, died Jan. 12, 2012 of Lung cancer. Genevieve was originally from South Deerfield, MA. She was the widow of Walter C. Rodgers, Jr., a native of Baltimore, MD. Gen graduated from Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA as a Registered Nurse. She is survived by two sisters, Helen Parent of Springfield, MA and Ann Lyman of Dallas, TX; two stepchildren, Walter C. Rodgers, III, of Vienna, VA, and Amy L. Landis of Knoxville, TN.

SANTIAGO, Alicia 88, of Lithia passed away on Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012. Born on Ponce, Puerto Rico, Mrs. Santiago had been a local resident for 19 years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and she enjoyed crafts, crocheting and word find puzzles. She is preceded in death by her husband, Armando and is survived by her son, Armando, Jr.; daughter, Alida, six grand-children, Rukhshana, Armando III, Michael, Rachel, Tina, Tiffany; eight great-grand-children, Cassandra, Sage, Damian, Peter, Kayshawn, Kimmora, Shavon, and Kennedi. The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home from 6 pm to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at Ministerio Casa Restauraci·n at 12 pm on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. Burial will follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at

SCHALLER, James L. 65, died Jan. 24, 2012. Mr. Schaller served honorably in the Army and was the Volunteer Coordinator at Bay Pines VA Hospital. Survivors include daughter Megan (Michael) O'Keefe; grandsons Ryan and Jack and he is predeceased by his son Jamie. Services will be Graveside at 10:45 am, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Bay Pines National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested in his name to the Hospice Unit at Bay Pines. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home

SCHMIDLEY, Arlene A. 81, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Jan. 26, 2012. Services will be held in Janesville, WI. Guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911

SHAW, Elaine Emily 85, of Hudson, died Jan. 24, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, she retired from Bendix Corp. after 23 years and moved to Florida in 1983. She loved golf, gardening, bridge & traveling. Survivors are son, Dennis and sister, Marguerite Cole of Plymouth Meeting, PA. Dobies F.H. - 7 Springs Chapel

SLATER, Lee A. 82, went to be with our Lord Jan. 24th at Woodside Hospice House, Pinellas Park. He was born July 17, 1929 in Traverse City, MI. Survived by his 5 children, Elaine Lambert, Nappanee, IN, James Slater, Dunnellon, FL, Theresa Hunter, Rubye Williams, Michael Slater of Pinellas Park; 16 grand-children; 31 great-grands; 5 great-great-grands; and a sister, Norma Robinson. Preceded in death by his wife, his parents, 6 brothers, 1 sister, 2 grandchildren, Sonja and Crystal Slater. Services 2 pm, Saturday Jan. 28th. Woodside Hospice House 6770 102nd Ave. N, Pinellas Park

SMITH, Bridget A. 82, of Seminole, died Jan. 23, 2012. She is survived by her loving family. Please sign and view online guestbook at 727-391-9954

SMITH, Edward 86, of New Port Richey died Jan. 25, 2012. He is survived by daughter, Linda Touchton of New Port Richey; and 3 grandchildren.

SWIGER, Mary Christine 62, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2012. During her lifetime, she filled many hearts with laughter and love and always brought a smile to those she met. Mary worked for over 20 years in the accounting department of the Courtesy Dealership Group in Tampa. She was pre-deceased by her son, William Robert Berryman and is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Everett Swiger; her beautiful and caring daughter, Stephanie Lake Berryman; seriously handsome grandson, Beau Berryman and Stacey Berryman, Beau's mother, loving sister, Jean Bond; nieces, Shawn Noser and Carey Bond; nephew, Kevin Bond, and numerous other relatives and friends, all who were honored and touched by Mary's joy for life. For details concerning the private celebration of life ceremony which will be held in St. Petersburg, please visit and view her full obituary.

SZELIGA, Thomas 60 Passed after a long illness on January 22, 2012. Memorial services to be held in Buffalo, N.Y. Survived by his mother, Alice Braniecki & sisters, Sandra, Joyce and Patricia.

TRENT, Ruth F. 100, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. Graveside Service: St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Centerville, MA. Online Memorial and Guestbook at

UPLEGGER, Sherri Lynn 35, of Port Richey, died Jan. 22. Survived by husband, Rodney; sons, Shayne & Shawn; parents, Gary & Lynda; brother, Craig. Dobies FH

URTECHO, Justo C. 67, of Tampa, and native of Managua Nicaragua, passed away on Jan. 25, 2012, at Melech Hospice Home, he was surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Maria Esperanza Urtecho; his son, Jimmy "Jae" Urtecho; daughter, Karen Urtecho-Ramirez (Sandro Ramirez); grandchildren, Kaylee and Alex Ramirez; and many more family members. "Daddy we love you and will never forget you." The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 28th, from 1-3 pm at MacDonald Funeral Home, 10520 N. Florida Ave., followed by the funeral service at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ( Send online condolences to MacDonald Funeral Home Tampa, FL 33612 813-933-4950

VALALAS, Menios G. 73, known by many as "Ba". Born in Athens Greece Jan. 9, 1939. Went home to be with son George and our beloved mother Anna on Jan. 23, 2012. He was full of life and loved his Family. Survived by son Alex; daughter Elianna; grandchildren, Alexandra, Nina and Gabriel. Viewing Curlew Hills Friday 6-8 pm. Services Saturday 11 am Holy Trinity Clearwater

WEAR, Evelyn Mae 92, widow of the late Robert Porter Wear of Clearwater, died Jan. 19, 2012. Survived by her son, Luke Floyd (Patsy) Richmond, VA; 4 daughters, MaryAnn Clark (Co) Camden, SC, Betty Jennings (Bob) Parker, CO, Carol Cohen (Stu) Roswell, GA and Sharon Jarnagin (Tim) New Market, TN; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clearwater for 60 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to UT Hospice of Morristown, 1135 W. 3rd N. St., Suite B, Morristown, TN 37814.

WELCH, Tony 42, died, Jan. 10, 2012. Funeral Services Saturday, Jan 28th, 1 pm, New Hope M.B. Church. Visitation today, Jan. 27th, 3-8 pm at Lawson Funeral Home. 727 623-9025.

WILLIAMS, Daniel L. 58, of Seminole, passed Jan. 16. A Vietnam War veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps. Visitation 2-9 pm, Jan. 26, at Voran Funeral Home, Dearborn, MI. Graveside service Jan. 27.

WINDISCH, Luther R. Passed away on Jan. 21 2012, at Bay Pines veterans hospital under the care of VA Hospice unit. Luther is survived by sister, Paula Booth and husband Billy of Homosassa; brother, John Windisch of St. Petersburg; and many nieces; and nephews. He was preceded in death by father, Willie R. Windisch, mother, Ida Mae, brothers, Paul, Billy Joe, Donald, and Roger. Interment will at Bay Pines.

WOLFE, Chet 83, of Largo, passed away Jan. 24, 2012. Survived by wife of 58 years, Nadeen; children, Denise, Gary, Mark and Dawn. Memorial Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm at Suncoast Hospice Garden House, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater. A gathering to follow at Caribbean Isles Clubhouse (sales office) located at 12100 Seminole Blvd, Largo. 727-251-2155

WYROBA, Monica M. 83, of Spring Hill, died on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Oak Hill Hospital. She is survived by her loving family. Turner F.H. 352-796-3588

YARBOROUGH, Ron Wilson "Bo" 40, of Lecanto, died Jan. 25, 2012. Funeral services Sunday, Jan. 29th, at 3 pm from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Visitation from 2 pm until the hour of service.