ALLEN, Jean William 88, a resident of Palm Harbor, devoted husband to Doris A. Allen, passed away surrounded by his loving children on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 in New York City.Born in New York City on May 1, 1923 to the late George S. and Maude Lillian (Paulding) Allen, he spent the majority of his life on Long Island and divided the last 13 years between his summer home in Avon, CT and residency in Palm Harbor. Jean honorably served his country during the Second World War as a member of the USMC.A graduate of Pace University in New York City, Jean received his bachelor's degree in business accounting before going into the box construction industry.Before his retirement in the mid nineties, he proudly owned and operated Wallace Packaging Corp. in Masbeth, NY for over 50 years. During his leisure time, Jean enjoyed golfing, watching sports, and being on the water.He leaves his wife of 64 years, Doris A. Allen; three children, Victoria Allen Kanaris, Valerie Jean Vassos, and Jonathan William Allen; 8 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 at 4 pm in the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St. in Granby, CT.Family and friends may call prior to the service from 2-4 pm at the funeral home.Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.Visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com to send online notes of condolence to the Allen family.
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.
BARTHELEMY, Pauline A. "Pollyanna" 81, St. Petersburg, died Jan. 25. Survived by children Linda Buckland, Kathy & Johnny; 7 grands; numerous great-grands. View obit at nationalcremation.com
BASS, Ruby G. 83, of Plant City departed this life Jan. 26, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Bass. She is survived by two sons, Drew Harnage and Floyd Harnage (Kathy); five grandchildren, Angela, Jennifer, Juliana, Gloria, and Drew "Joey"; siblings, Tom Fulford (Bobbie), Wallace Fulford (Joyce), and Josephine Tew. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6-8 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S., Plant City. A Celebration of life will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 11 am at Hopewell Funeral Home. Interment in Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Expressions of condolence www.hopewellfuneral.com
BAVISHI, Pradip 57, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 25, 2012. Survivors: wife, Bhavna and loving family. Viewing 12:30 pm today with service at 2 pm at Gee and Sorensen. www.geeandsorensen.com
BIANCALANA, Shirley died, Jan. 26, 2012. Visitation, Jan, 28, 2-3 pm, concluding with funeral services at: Pinecrest Funeral Chapel 352-684-0001 www.pinecrestfuneralchapel.com
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.
CHILDS, Gladys M. 96, of Clearwater died on Jan. 26, 2012. Survived by 3 daughters; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. 727-517-2340
CROUSSOULOUDIS, Rosemarie, 76, died Jan. 26, 2012. Survived by husband, Gregory; children, Nicholas, Jill, Janet and Artemis; siblings Lucille, Elaine and George, 6 grands. www.curlewhills.com
CRUIKSHANK, Mary Catherine, 94, of Dunedin, passed away this past Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Dr. John T. Cruikshank of Tarpon Springs. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Chris) Dyjak; and granddaughters, Madison and Mckenna. Calling hours 3-5 pm Sunday, Jan. 29th followed by a service on Monday, Jan. 30th at 2 pm, both at North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home in New Port Richey. www.northmeadowlawn funeral.com
CSONTOS, Jim 62, Kodak, TN, formerly of Seminole, died Jan. 26. Services Jan. 31, 5-7 pm Atchley FH, Sevierville, TN. Visit Guestbook at www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
deFREESE, Robert L. 69, of Norwalk, CT, died Jan. 17, 2012. He is survived by a daughter, Audra; sons, Robert Alvin and Deron deFreese. Coastal Cremations 727-645-6975
FECCI, Louis 94, resided in St. Petersburg, died Jan. 17, 2012. Donations, American School for the Deaf ASD-1817.org or The Branford Food Pantry, 30 Harrison Ave, Branford, CT. www.iovanne.com
FERNANDEZ, Honorina Martinez, 96, known to all her family and friends as Nori, was born Feb. 16, 1915 and passed away Jan. 26, 2012. She was raised in Arguebanes, Cantabria, Spain. Born the 6th of 12 children to parents, Mariano Martinez and Natalia Fernandez. Nori worked at El Encanto Cleaners in Ybor City for 50 years. Preceded in death by her son-in-law, Harry Moradiellos. She is survived by her loving family, husband of 73 years, Feliciano Fernandez; children, Begonia Moradiellos, Marie Terry (Bill) and Miguel Fernandez (Irene); 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Together, Nori and Feliciano, raised a remarkable family which maintain residence in Tampa and have carried on a tradition of Saturday lunches at "Abuelas" home for 40' years. She will be deeply missed and will live lovingly in our memories forever. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 29, from 4-6 pm at the chapel of JGR Funeral Home, 6718 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or to LifePath Hospice, Inc., Burgundy Team. Please send online condolences to: www.jgrfuneralhome.com
FIROOZ, Raphaely 77, of Dunedin, died Jan. 25, 2012 at Wild Flower Inn ALF. Graveside services 1 pm on Sunday, Jan. 29th at Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Largo. Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202
GIRCHARDT, Mary E. 73, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 21, 2012. Survived by her brother, Eric (Joyce); nephew, Carl and niece, Laura. Morgan Funeral Home 727-847-3999
GOINS, Marie Filliman 87, passed away in Bradenton on Jan. 24, 2012. She moved from Iowa to the Ruskin in 1959. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Goins. She is survived by her children, James Goins, Michael Goins, Deborah Goins, Priscilla Cooper, and Margaret Barnett; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grand-children. The family will receive friends, 6-8 pm, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lakeland. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Red Cross.
GRANDINETTI, Margaret E. 90, passed away Jan. 23, 2012. Survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Leo Sr.; sons, Leo Jr. and Dennis; 6 grands; 2 great-grands. www.nationalcremation.com
GRAY, Anthony Charles 75, of Tampa, passed away Jan. 25, 2011 at his home under the care of hospice and his loving family. For full obit and services, visit. gardensanctuaryfunerals.com
HARDMAN, Marliene 69, of Clearwater died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 in her home. She was born in New York City, lived in Texas, and resided in Florida. Marliene enjoyed karaoke, crocheting, and was a member of the American Legion Post 119. She performed many functions in the organization culminating as the American Legion Auxiliary President. Also, she loved and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Leyva, Largo; a son, Christopher Daniels, Pearland; a brother, Peter Angarola, New York; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Services, National Cremation Society, Largo.
IBARRA, Emilia 96, passed away on Jan. 27, 2012 in Tampa. She is survived by her loving family. Gonzalez Funeral Home 813-931-1833
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 floridamortuary.com Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
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
LAUDENSLAGER, Kenneth H. 64 of South Pasadena, passed away Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012. Surviving include his loving wife, Nancy Angelovich Laudenslager; his sister-in-law, Betty Laudenslager, and niece Tracy Bruner. He is preceded in death by his parents Naomi & Herman Laudenslager and his brother, Herman. Originally from Kalamazoo, MI, he proudly served his country with 2 tours of duty as an Army soldier in the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the Soldiers Medal and Purple Heart. Kenn later graduated from Ohio Northern University, School of Law in 1977 and was a practicing attorney until retiring in Florida in 1991 due to medical challenges. He remained a Member of the Michigan Bar. Over the years, many people would comment "what an inspiration he was" because he fought his health problems so valiantly. His spirit and his faith never faultered. He was very much loved and will be missed beyond words. A memorial Service will be held at Bay Pines Veteran Cemetery on Friday Feb. 3, 2012 at 3 pm. Beach Memorial Chapel St Pete Beach 727-360-5577. In lieu of flower donation made be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of which he was a member.
LLOYD, Lawrence C. Sr. 81, of Largo, died Jan. 24, 2012. A Marine Corps and Navy veteran. Survived by wife, Christina; children, and numerous grandchildren. Visitation 5-8 pm Monday, Jan 30th at Global Mortuary, service on Tuesday, 10 am at Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 5501 62nd Ave. Pinellas Park.
MALDONADO, Jose A. Jr. 39 Port Richey died Jan. 23. Survived by wife Amy & loving family. Memorial service Calvary Chapel Worship Center, New Port Richey, today 12 noon. Dobies FH.
MATOS, William L. passed away Jan. 25. He is survived by his mother, Carmen; brother, sister and cousins in Puerto Rico. www.nationalcremation.com
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 www.VeteransFuneralCare.com . Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202
MILLER, Scott 48, went to Heaven on Jan. 25th, 2012. He was married to the "Love of His Lifetime" Linda Miller and had 2 children, Sara and Scott Miller, whom he absolutely adored. He was blessed to have so many family and friends that loved him. He will be forever missed. Services will be held on Feb. 4th, 2012 at 12, at Saint Matthew's Church, 9111 90th Ave N, Largo, FL 33773. www.mohnfh.com
NEWMAN, David Christopher, 38, of Seminole died Jan. 24, 2012. Survived by children, David, Jr. and Kayla Magno; mother, Shirley McKeever; brother, Michael. Veterans Funeral Care
NEWMAN, Doris Louise 90, passed away January 26, 2012. Survivors include sons, Richard, Ronald, and Randall; Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2-4 pm at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon, 2323 West Brandon Blvd. 813-689-8121
NISBET, Robert M. 88, died Jan. 25. Survived by wife, Sharon; daughter, Carol Sutherland; 2 grands, many great-grands & numerous friends. He was a member of the Ostomy Society. NCS
OELKERS, William T. Jr. 88, of Stuyvesant, NY, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 in Clearwater. Born in Akron, OH, April 6, 1923, he was the son of the late William T. and Charlotte (Praet) Oelkers Sr. Mr. Oelkers was a WWII veteran in the U.S. Navy and a Cable Maintenance Supervisor for New Jersey Bell Telephone, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Stuyvesant Falls, NY and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America in New Jersey for 45 years. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers and a part-time winter resident of St. Petersburg. He is survived by two daughters, Leanne Sparks of Valrico and Dale Buckler of North Wales, PA; a son, William T. Oelkers III of Rossman, NY; one brother, Kenneth Oelkers of Kinderbrook, NY; 4 grand-children, Michael and Rebecca Buckler, William T. Oelkers IV, Anisa Oelkers; and several nieces; and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Gladys Oelkers and two sisters, Dorothy Ibert and Clotilda Horner. Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 pm at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Stuyvesant Falls with Rev. James Slater officiating. Interment will follow in Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc. Route 9, Valatie, NY
OLDANI, Ronald 64, of St. petersburg, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute FuneralCare Largo Chapel 559-7793
OLINGER, Hershel J. 83, beloved husband and father, passed away on Jan. 24, 2012. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 26 years as a Chief Warrant Officer. Hershel is survived by his loving family, wife of 65 years, Abby; sons, Jeff, Alex and Alan; daughters, Shirley, Kay and Cindy; brothers, Richard, Tom, JD and Larry; sister, Imodene; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at 1 pm at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, with a visitation one hour prior.
PARDY, Manuel "Manny" 93, Spring Hill, died Jan. 27. Survived by loving family. Viewing Jan. 29, 4-6 pm, 4450 U.S. 19; Mass Jan. 30, 9:30 am, St. Frances Cabrini. Brewer & Sons 352-596-4991
PEALE, Mary Cecile 93 of Vero Beach, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 22, 2012. As a registered nurse, she had worked for the Veterans Administration and did private duty nursing in the St. Petersburg area. Surviving are son, Bill Peale, Micco, FL; sister, Rosemary Singleton, Conway, SC; brothers, John and Phillip Kennedy, Charleston, SC; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Predeceased by husband William Peale and son Burnie Peale. Interment will be at Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto, FL. Condolences to seawindsfh.com/obituaries.php.
PEREZ, Norma Jean of Tampa passed away on Jan. 26, 2012. She is survived by close friends, Rafael Robles, Helen Thompson, Richard Reavis, John Riordan, Janet Grajales, Aida Galvez, Luz Guerra and several cousins. She graduated from Jefferson High School, Florida State University, received her Master of Arts from Western Kentucky Bowling Green; she was a avid artist, china painter and member of the Florida Orchid Society. She was retired from the Hillsborough County Public School after 35 years of teaching and was named Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Animal Coalition of Tampa Bay.
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.
PRESTON, Brandyn A. 20, of Tampa passed away on Jan. 22, 2012 at home from a senseless act of violence that occurred 7 months ago. He was born in Rolla, MO, Oct. 25, 1991 and moved from Maryland to Tampa in 2007. He was Baptist by Faith. He loved basketball and played In Waynesville, MO before moving to Tampa where he attended East Bay and Robinson High School. Survived by his loving mother, Kimberly and Donovan Wood of Tampa; father, Patrick Preston and Valerie Newsome of Ft. Dodge, IA; sisters, Brittany, Samantha Tayloren and Asianna; brothers, Christopher, Patrick, Deshawn, Anthony, Kameron, Kaden, Kayden, Jacori, and Nick; maternal grandparents, Cheryl and Martin Wendel, Lawrence Wood and Diane Wood-Medley; paternal grand-mother, Mattie Preston; and numerous extended family members and friends. A visitation has been set for Feb. 3, 2012 at 3328 S. Dale Mabry Highway from 4-6 pm and a service at 6 pm. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers at Bank of America under account name DBA Team Brandyn, Florida account #229024104103. Brewer & Sons 813-835-4991
PUGH, Jeanne Crossley of Lake Seminole Square passed away at her residence on Jan. 27, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her son Randall Scott Pugh and her grandson Theodore Clifford Pugh of Fredericksburg, VA, and by her granddaughters Mary Lisa Clore and Courtney Sawyer Boyle, all of Denver, CO, the children of her late son Dr. Steven T. Pugh and her beloved niece and namesake Jeanne Bussiere; other nieces and nephews and three great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her husband H. Theodore Pugh and son Howard Frederick Pugh. She was a graduate of the State University of New York at Brockport and held other degrees. She retired from The St. Petersburg Times, where she worked as a reporter, feature writer, columnist, and writer/editor of the Religion Section. She was granted one of six seats for U.S. reporters on Pope John Paul II's press plan during his 10 city tour of Canada. She was awarded the best writer award from the National Religion Newswriters Association. She served in various capacities for American United for Separation of Church and State and spoke on such issues before numerous church and civic groups. She previously worked for the Jamestown Post Journal as a reporter and a columnist. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at 2 pm, at Lake Seminole Square. Please send any donations to the Chapel on the Hill, 12601 Park Boulevard, Seminole, FL 33776 or to Sun Coast Hospice Foundation www.thehospicefoundation.org.
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.
RAMP, Darline M. 78, Spring Hill, died Jan. 21, 2012. She is survived by her loving family. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar, FL 813-855-2439
RISCILE, Paula Ann 66, of Lutz, passed away Jan. 25, 2012. Paula is surved by her loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home 813-996-6610
ROPER, Winifred H. 85, passed away at Palm Garden on Jan 26, 2012. Winnie was born in Indiana and came to Palm Harbor in 1990. She was a Deacon at Presbyterian Church, Palm Harbor. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clyde H. Roper; daughters, Katharine Tapp and Carrie Jane Roper; grandson, Bart Tapp; and numerous neices; nephews. A celebration of life with family and friends will be held in May. Donations may be made to Parkinson's Research.
SAMPSON, Sophie M. 75, of Seminole, entered into eternal rest Jan. 26, 2012 at Morton Plant Mease Hospital. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Betty Polchito and brother, Eugene Smallwood both of Delaware; and first husband, Joseph Keenan. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Jack Sampson of Seminole; daughters, Joanne Keenan of Sarasota, Linda Keenan of Largo; stepchildren, Adam (Jean) Sampson of IL, Dorsey Sampson of WV, Anne Dailey of WV and Lynn (Bob) Bramley of AZ. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Misty (Rob) Foreman of Largo, Tiffany Bailey of Seminole, Russell Bailey of Seminole, and Brittany Bailey of Seminole. Also surviving are seven step-grandchildren. Sophie was one of a kind. She has left a void that nothing or no one could ever begin to fill. We love you Sophie. Goodbye until we meet in Heaven. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Friends will be received at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave., on Sunday, Jan. 29th from 5-8 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be 10 am Monday, Jan. 30th at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. On line memorial & guestbook at www.brettfuneralhome.net Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services 737-321-3321
SAVVAS, Michael A. 48, of Holiday, had a "green" burial at Eternal Rest Cemetery. He died Jan. 8, 2012. He suffered from post biopsy/surgery. His body was released to his father. Michael requested a private graveside service with his son, Amari's family, the Savvas family, the Seberry family, girlfriend Liz who stood by his side everyday, and 2 close friends. A Greek Orthodox service was performed. He attended St. Pete College and earned a mechanics diploma from PTEC. Please, no flowers; make all donations to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tarpon Springs, for those in need of burial services. Special thanks to Peninsula Rehab, Tarpon Springs, Mease Countryside, Dr. Swartz and Hospice on Tampa Road for going over and above the call to save a life. Thank You Father Michael for holding us together through prayers and faith. May God Bless You.
SCHAFFNER, Helen Louise (nee Osborne) age 90 A Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at Clearwater Center, 1270 Turner Street, Clearwater. Officiating will be the Rev. William Magee of St. Matthias Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Mrs. Schaffner died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at her home in Clearwater. A resident of Clearwater for the past twenty years, Helen had previously lived in Seattle, WA, Durango, CO, Topeka, KS, and Downer's Grove, IL. She was born in Oak Park, IL on Dec. 5, 1921. She attended Northern Illinois University and worked for Boeing in Seattle and for the American Bar Association in Chicago. She was a Gray Lady Nurse in WWII, a Cub Scout Den Mother, and a volunteer for the Servicemen's Association. She was a member of St. Matthias Lutheran Church, enjoyed being an organist and choir member, and worked with the Lutheran Church Women's Association. Beloved wife of Donald; loving mother of David (Meg) and Anne; cherished grandmother of Ashley and Stephen Martin; and great-grandmother of Owen. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, William Kirk and Bessie Mason Osborne and her dear sister Marilyn (Anatole) Mankivsky.
SCHMIDT, Theodore Emil 90, Raisin, MI, died Jan. 25 at James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa. Winter resident of Brooksville for 20 years. Survived by wife, Helen. Dobies F.H. Holiday
SINANOVIC, Husein 56, Pinellas Park, died Jan. 24. Visitation 12 noon-2pm today. Burial at 2:30 pm, Sunnyside Cemetery, St. Petersburg. Global Mortuary Largo, FL. 727-530-3600
SPANGENBERG, Charles 88, of Clearwater died Jan. 21, 2012. There are no known survivors. A Life Tribute Funeral Care Largo, 727-559-7793
SPRAGUE, Arthur A. "AJ" 73, died Jan. 25, 2012. Avid golfer and Air Force vet. Survived by companion, Janice; son, Skip (Nicole); daughter, Tami; 4 grandchildren. www.geeandsorensen.com
STOFFEL, William "Bill" 68, died Jan. 27. Survived by wife Barbara; children Darrin, William Jr., Kelly, Lori; siblings Thomas, Edward, Patricia, Mary; 4 grand; 2 great-grand. www.PrevattFuneralHome.com
TILLIS, Imogene C. 77, of Tampa, passed away Jan. 25, 2012. She is survived by her children, Denise Grimaldi and Blake Tillis, as well as, many other loving family members. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be conducted 12:30 pm. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at Seminole Heights Baptist Church. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to LifePath Hospice in her memory. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home 813-237-3345 www.adams-jennings.com
TOMLINSON, Judith Snowberg 69, of Tampa, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, Jan. 25, of complications from liver disease. Judy was born in Minneapolis, MN, attended Richfield High School and Macalester College, and graduated from the University of Minnesota. It was at her 25th high school reunion that Judy became reacquainted with fellow graduate Bruce, her second husband and love of her life. Judy was the managing director at Sharn Inc., a privately held medical-supply company based in Tampa that she helped build into a global business. Her employees and associates fondly remember "Ms. Judy" for her strong leadership and sense of humor. From 2004 to 2011, she and Bruce also lived part-time in Paris, France, where they made many friends. They took particular delight in sharing their Paris apartment and this beautiful city with so many visitors over the years. Judy enjoyed traveling throughout her life; with family and friends she visited places including Mexico, the Bahamas, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, East Africa, South Africa, and Vietnam. She had a gift for languages and spoke French, Spanish, and Italian. Judy was a voracious reader all her life and made sure she gave books as Christmas gifts every year; she also was a dedicated book club member. Judy had a great sense of fun and loved to host parties, sharing her culinary talents with her neighbors and friends. She is survived by her husband, Bruce; mother, Charlotte; brothers Dean (Cindy) and Brian (Kerry); sister Mary; daughters Holly (John Alsterda), Jodie, Amy (Steve Kollman), and Janel (Jason Martin); six grand-children; and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Judy's name to Doctors Without Borders (doctorswithoutborders.org) and Smile Train (smiletrain.org). A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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.
WILLIAMS, Maurice E. 84, my Georgia Cracker, died Jan. 23, 2012. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, Dealer & many friends. In lieu of flowers, please donate to HPH Hospice.
WINCHELL, Gracie 86, of Tampa passed away Jan. 26, 2012, at Tampa General Hospital. She was born in High Point, NC and moved to Tampa in 1970. She was Baptist by faith and attended Southside Baptist Church. She was a member of the Ladies of the Elks, volunteered at the VA Hospital and at South Tampa Rehab. Gracie enjoyed bowling, bingo, movies and shopping at Macys. She is survived by her loving family of nieces; nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great- niece and nephew. Memorial Service will be held on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 at 2 pm at 3328 S. Dale Mabry Highway. She will be laid to rest beside her husband, Richard Winchell at Florida National Cemetery. Brewer & Sons 813-835-4991