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ALDRICH, Sarah Hammond 69, of Land O' Lakes, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Sarah loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Bruce; four daughters; two brothers; one sister; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of Sarah's life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, Nov. 10th at Loyless Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Words of comfort may be expressed at Loyless Funeral Home 813-996-6610

ARCHER, Robert Eugene 71, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Nov. 2, 2012, after an extended illness. He was pre-deceased by his father, Willie Archer; and mother, Mattie Archer Williams. Robert was born on Aug. 16, 1941, in Sandersville, GA, and moved to St. Petersburg at an early age. He attended local schools and was a 1960 graduate of Gibbs High School. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a proud member of the famed 82nd Airborne Rangers. He studied Culinary Arts at St. Petersburg College and received a degree in Computer Engineering Technology from Tampa Technical Institute in 1977. In 2005, he retired from WTOG Television (UPN-44) after 34 years of service as a film editor, Audio and Video Technician, Cameraman, and news photographer. He took great pleasure in his television career. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Ann Oliver Archer; a daughter, April C. Archer of St. Petersburg; 3 stepchildren, Barry V. Lester of Upper Marlboro, MD, Alan D. Lester of Chicago, IL, and Hope Lester Bakari of Murfreesboro, TN; sisters, Willie Bell Baker of Clementon, NJ, Carolyn Mack, Betty Ardoin, and Vivian Archer, all of St. Petersburg; and brother, Johnny Archer of Palm Bay. He also leaves to cherish his memory eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Memorial services for Mr. Archer will be Saturday, Nov. 10th, 5 pm at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice in Robert's name, at 727-467-7423. Lawson Funeral Home 727-623-9025

ARSENAULT, Patricia Anne 86, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Westminster Suncoast. She is survived by a loving family. For complete obituary & ceremony info, vist:

BANDY, Bill 83, of Hudson, died Nov. 5, 2012. Survived by wife, Gwen; son, Jeff (Shelly); niece, Tina. Memorial donations to Gulfside Regional Hospice. Dobies FH Hudson

BENGTSON, Donna L. 81, of Huntsville, AL, passed away on Nov. 4, 2012. She was born in Janesville, WI, on July 30, 1931, to Orlo and Chloe Weston. She is predeceased by her husband, Neal Bengtson. She is survived by her son, Michael Bengtson of Tampa and her daughters, Helen Bengtson of Los Angeles, CA, and Jill Eskew of Huntsville, AL. A family service will be held in Rockford, IL. Brewer & Sons, South Tampa 813-835-4991.

BODLAK, Charlene A. "Char", 52, of St. Petersburg, passed away Nov. 3, 2012, under the care of Hospice. Char enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling to the Florida Keys. Survivors include her husband, James of over 26 years; son, Steven; mother, Dorothy; sisters, Kelly Sue and Nancy; brothers, Scott and Brian and her Great Dane, Misty. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Chapel of Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, 3180 30th Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713. We love you Char; you will always be in our hearts.

BOLAND, Julia Behr 85, born Aug. 22, 1927, passed away Oct. 29, 2012. Julia was born and raised in Germantown, PA. Mrs. Boland was a resident of Palm Harbor since 1979. She was predeceased by her husband of forty three years, J. Paul Boland and her sons, Craig and Brett. Survivors include her son, Derek of Pennsylvania; daughter, Lori of Palm Harbor. Julia has three surviving grandchildren, Devon, Kyle and Cody. She was a wonderful friend and will be missed by many. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Julia's Life at her Palm Harbor home on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 from 12 noon -5 pm.

BUCHHOLZ, Warren passed away on Nov. 6, 2012. Survived by step-daughter, Patricia; sisters, Margaret, Alice & Kathleen; and several nieces & nephews.

CALANDRA, Joseph 93 of New Port Richey, passed away Nov. 5, 2012. Services to be held in New York. www.northmeadowlawn

CANTRELL, Sherrill Lee 67, of Largo, died Nov. 2, 2012. Survived by his wife; 2 children; and 6 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo 727-517-2340

CAREY, Maribeth 76, died Nov. 2, 2012. Survived by husband James; sons: Daniel and David; sister: Janice Pearson; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville

CARR, William, "Bill" "Papa" 63, of Plant City, entered into eternal rest on Nov. 4, 2012. He is survived by his wife Debbie; children, Billy Carr (Melanie), Bobby Carr (Julie), Tammy Washom (Mike), Shane Garrison (Keeli), Shawn Garrison, and April Garrison; mother, Mattie Carr; brothers, Jesse Carr (Brenda) and Cecil Carr (Janice); and 17 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday Nov. 8 at 3 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S, Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Hopewell Memorial Gardens. Expressions of condolence at

CHARO, Michael 44, of Holiday died Nov. 5, 2012. He is survived by his wife Myra; sister, Michelle. Coastal Cremations, New Port Richey 727-645-6975

DAVIS, Pastor Virgil R. 88, of Inverness, died Nov 4, 2012. Service at 11 am Thursday, Chas E Davis Funeral Home with burial following in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation 30 minutes prior to service.

EISENBROWN, Bette 63, of Wesley Chapel, died Nov. 4, 2012. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, educator, and woman of faith. Services will be held Nov. 8, 5-7 pm, St. James United Methodist, Tampa.

FRENCH, Betty Yvonne 84, died peacefully on Nov. 3, 2012. Loving wife and mother survived by daughter, Patti of Atlanta; son, Rick, of St. Petersburg; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

FUCCI, Lynn Frances 64, of Port Richey, died Nov. 6, 2012. Survivors: husband, Joseph; daughters, Alethia, Rene; sisters, Nora, Phyllis; grands, Andrew, Justin, Sydney, Allison. Dobies Hudson

GERHAM, Bernard "Bill" 83, of Spring Hill, passed away on Oct. 27, 2012, at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and came to this area in 1986. Bernard was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a mail carrier for the United States Post Office. He is survived by his loving wife, Norma; 2 sons, Harry and his wife, Priscilla of Wallkill, NY, and Timothy and his wife, Nancy of Holland, MI; daughter, Ruth Morris and her husband, Michael of Middleton, NY; 2 step daughters, Joanne Peisel & her husband, Richard of Marietta, GA, and Lynne Kilchriss of Barnesville, GA; and 3 grandchildren, Kimberly Williams, and Travis & Alex Gerham. To sign guestbook please visit: 352-596-4991

GIBSON, John William 87 of Spring Hill, formerly of Pinellas County, passed away Nov. 5, 2012. He was born in New Bedford, MA and was Catholic by faith. John served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He retired from Honeywell Aerospace with over 30 years of service. He is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Mildred L. Gibson. He is survived by his son, Craig A Gibson (Marlu); daughter, Carol A Norman (Russell); 2 grandsons, Jonathan and Christopher Norman. Visitation will be Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 at 280 Mariner Blvd. Funeral Service will be Nov. 9 at 10 am at Brewer Chapel with interment following at Florida National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Organization, P. O. Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656-1939 Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

GRANT, Gailya L. of Largo, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Born in Oneida, TN, on June 18, 1943. She was a member of the Salvation Army and attended Highland Park General Hospital School of Nursing. She moved to Florida in 1971 where she worked as an RN at Suncoast Hospital and Pinellas County Jail. She is survived by her husband, Robert S. Grant; children, Charles, Robert & Laura; grandson, Kyle; cousin, Brenda Czipri; and family. Extended family members include the Milnes, Kimmins, Hales, Brownlees; and Joys. She loved each and every one of you. Burial service will be private, for the family only. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice. 727-446-3055

HANNA, Lida H. of St. Petersburg, passed away Oct. 29, 2012. She is survived by her loving brother, Vernon; and caring friends. Memorial Park Funeral Home 727-527-1196

IPPOLITO, Phyllis T. Varsalona, age 85, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Varsalona; son, Peter C. Varsalona; and her siblings. She is survived by her husband, Frank B. Ippolito; daughter, Sandra Varsalona Scaglione (Michael); 2 grandchildren, Christopher P. Scag-lione (Nina) and Stephanie M. Scaglione. She loved to play "Let It Ride," and was an avid Bowler. She loved to cook, bake and was a great Nana to her grandchildren. She worked 37 years at American Can. The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, between 6-8 pm at Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 North Armenia Ave, Tampa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Nov. 9th, at 9:30 am, at Christ The King Catholic Church, 821 South Dale Mabry Hwy, followed by interment at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

KAPELAK, Edward F. 87, of Palm Harbor, died Nov. 4, 2012. Survived by wife, Angeline; daughters, Kathy, Lyndy, Shelley; sister, Irene, 6 grands, 6 great-grands.

KEARNEY, James 56, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at his home. He leaves no known survivors. A Life Tribute, Gulfport 727-347-5521

KNIGHT, Calvin Coolidge Sr. 87, of St. Peters burg, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at his son's home in Lakeland. Survivors include Calvin C. Knight Jr. and wife, Silvana Knight; grandchildren, Camille and Cameron Knight of Lakeland; and many loving nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. Services will be held at 10 am Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, where donations may be sent to in lieu of flowers. Visitation Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, 3-7 pm, family will receive friends 6-7 pm at the funeral home chapel. "A McRae Service"

KOPEC, Chester 96, Brooksville, died Oct. 23, 2012. Survived by Irene, wife of 67 years; sons, Dennis and Robert; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel

LaCROIX, Theresa 90, formerly of Belleair Bluffs, died on Oct. 30, 2012. Private services are planned in Massachusetts. National Cremation Society, Clearwater

LAKE, Penelope 72, of New Port Richey passed away Nov. 4, 2012. No public services scheduled. www.northmeadowlawn

LANE, Lessa 67, of Riverview, passed away Oct. 28, 2012. She is survived by her son, Richard Lane; family and friends. She was dearly loved and will be missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

LIN, James M. 88, of Wesley Chapel passed Nov. 4, 2012. Born Aug. 4, 1924. Survived by his loving family. Visitation 10-11 am Saturday service at 11 AM at Hodges Family FH, Zephyrhills.

LINQUIST, Pamela Anne McCoy, 78, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. She was employed as a bankruptcy analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice, retiring in 2010 after 48 years of exemplary service. Pamela is survived by her loving sons Michael, Eric and Marc; sister Penny, and two grandchildren, Tiffany and Michael. Memorial service will be announced at a later date.

LITERATY, Richard C. "Dick", 62, of Seminole, passed away Nov. 5, 2012. Son of William "Bill" Literaty and Alma Foster Literaty, born Dec. 26, 1949, in Coshocton, OH. Dick moved to Florida in 1959, graduating from Seminole High and Florida Southern College. He worked with his father, who founded Custom Heating & Air Conditioning, then, Florida Power, (Energy Management) for 17 years. He then worked 6 years for Carrier Corp., Goodman Corp., and several independent A/C companies. Dick was courteously assigned to the Florida Suncoast Dome during its construction, and was active with the Legends Games in the Major League Baseball Alumni Association, and also the drive to acquire the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He is a member of the RAYS WALL OF FAME. In 2008, he and his wife donated an extensive Rays Game-Used Jersey and Memorabilia Collection to the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Dick enjoyed years of softball competition and outdoor activities around Citrus County and Lake Rousseau. Dick is survived by his wife, Jill; cousin, Jerry Foster (Sally); brother-in-law, Dr. John Brock, Sr. (Lianna); nephews, John and Alex Brock; nieces, Gabriella and Siena Brock, Fraternity Brothers, and many friends. A Service for family and friends will be held in his honor at Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, 9700 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation, or Suncoast Hospice.

McGINNIS, Randolph Brian 61, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. A retired insurance salesman, he enjoyed sports, fishing & family. Survivors include mother, Mary Ann; sister, Pam; brother, Ken; niece, Amy; nephews, Beau, Paul & Michael; two stepdaughters, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at A Life Tribute, Gulfport, FL, on Friday, Nov. 9th, from 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Randy's caregiver Beau or The American Heart Association would be appreciated.

McLOUGHLIN, Mary Jane 64, of Seminole, died Oct. 2, 2012. Memorial Mass will be at Blessed Sacrament Church at 9 am Friday, Nov. 9th. Reese Funeral Home 727-391-9954

MILLER, Gary O'Neal Jr. 33, of Tampa died Oct. 31, 2012. He is survived by loving his family and friends. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar, 813-855-2439

NAMEY, Patricia Marie 47, of Seminole, passed away Nov. 2, 2012, with her parents Joseph and Patricia by her side. View, Wed., 2-5 pm at Mohn's, Mass Thurs., at 11 am St. Justins.

OLIVER, Patricia 73, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Ceremony details & guestbook at:

ORCUTT, Keith S. age 60, of Valrico, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. He is survived by his loving family and friends. Affinity Cremation 813-684-7500

PADGETT, Eugene Lesley "Gene", 69, a lifelong resident of Tampa, went to Heaven on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Langford and Eula Mae (Waitt) Padgett; and a step-sister, Nancy Jean Smith. Gene is survived by his brother, George, of Tampa; sister, Martha Jo Cooper, of Panama City; two nephews; two nieces; two great-nephews; three great-nieces; and many dear friends. A memorial service will be held at Smyrna Baptist Church, 815 West Orient Street, in Tampa, on Friday, Nov. 9th at 11 am with Pastor Jack Riffle officiating. In lieu of flowers, monetary memorial gifts may be made to Hope Children's Home, in Tampa, in his memory. Words of comfort may left at: Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

PETERS, Eleanor Virginia passed away Nov. 4, 2012 in Oldsmar. She is survived by her daughter Susan J. Young of Green Valley, AZ Oldsmar, 813-855-2439

PINKSTAFF, Clyde W. 85, died Nov. 3. Survived by wife, Clara; sons, Lee and Gordon; 2 grands, 1 great-grand. Service noon Nov. 11, Hillsdale Baptist Church, 6201 Ehrlich, Tampa. NCS

PROVINCE, Clarence W. "Bill", 76, of Clearwater, died Nov. 1, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Powlus Province; his daughter, Audra Province Nail; his granddaughter, Alycia Nail; 3 step-children, Betty Milton, Brenda Kelly and Dewey Young; 4 brothers, Fred, Bob, Valen and Arcie and 3 sisters, Dorothy, Marianne and Arvee. A small family gathering was held on Sunday, Nov. 4th.

RANKIN, Elizabeth "Bette" 90, of Sun City Center, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Sun City Center Hospice House. Born in Irvington, NJ, Bette was a retired Corporate Secretary. She spent time in North Carolina and California before she retired to Sun City Center. Bette was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, a member of the bereavement committee, before she become ill. Bette is preceded in death by her husband, Russell, in 2001; and a brother, Henry, Oct. 13, 2012. Survivors include 3 nephews in Florida; her sister-in-law, Bernadeen Schaible, in Florida; and 2 cousins in Pennsylvania. A Funeral Mass will be held 11 am, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Life Path Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home (813) 634-9900

RAYMOND, Martha 91, passed away on Nov. 3, 2012, at Hospice House Bayfront, with her two daughters at her bedside. A long-time resident of St. Petersburg, she most recently lived at Menorah Manor. She was born and raised in Freeport, IL, and graduated from Northern Illinois State Teachers College at DeKalb. She spent her childhood and early adulthood, moving from Illinois to California to Hawaii and back to Illinois before finally settling, with her four children, in St. Petersburg in 1957. Having been abandoned by her husband, she was forced to bring up her children by herself at a time when it was very difficult for a woman alone to make a living. Luckily she had trained for one of the few professions open to women, teaching, which took her beyond Illinois, to California and Hawaii, and finally to St. Petersburg's Rio Vista Elementary, until she retired to be able to care for her ailing Mother. Later in her life, she worked as an activities aid at a nursing home, for 10 years, where she was able to give of her caring spirit once again. Martha was a lover of all creatures, kind and giving to all she knew and met, tolerant and patient, saw the good in everyone, and was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend. Her passions included painting watercolors, although she would say she wasn't very good at it, singing, playing the piano, and traveling: her favorite trip was a Unity Church tour of China with her son and daughter. She was an active member, and sang in the choir of First Unity Church for many years. Martha is survived by her children; Randy Raymond (Angela), Sylvia Raymond, and Holly Raymond (Phil); her loving grandchildren, Dustin Raymond (Kate), Desmond Raymond (Jessica), Dana Rawlins (Ben), Chloe Kessock, and Chloe Raymond; seven great-grandchildren; and predeceased by her son Bruce Raymond (Linda Moore). She was loved and will be missed by all of her family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 18, 2012, at 4:30 PM, at First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave N, St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, please send your contributions to World Wildlife Fund, or Habitat For Humanity, two of Martha's favorite charities.

REDMAN, Wilbur Joe 81, 33 year Mason, died on Nov. 3, 2012, Member Presb. Church Palm Harbor. Survivors cousins; niece; nephew; sister-in-law. Predeceased by parents & brother John. NCS

REFFELT, Elsie 90, of Largo died on Nov. 5, 2012, and survived by her sons, Richard and Robert and loving families. Private services are planned. National Cremation Society, Clearwater

RIES, Gregory Edward 65, of Tampa, passed away on Nov. 6, 2012. Survived by his companion, Carol & loving family.

RILEY, Franklin Delano 79, of Brooksville, (Brookridge), passed away Nov. 1, 2012 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Springfield, OH and came to Florida in 1987 from Dayton, OH. He was Protestant by faith, a member of the VFW 8681 and the American Legion #186. Franklin is survived by Eileen Kreck of Brooksville; daughters, Barbara Ann Jones of Brooksville and Bethany Sue Riley of Lemmon, SD; son Jeffery S. Riley of Lemmon, SD; step-daughter, Colby Kreck of Brooksville and step-son, Sean Kreck of Aurora, CO; sister, Betty Sickles of Springfield, OH; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grand-children. Gathering In Memory on Monday, Nov. 19th at 12 pm Brooksville Chapel of Brewer & Sons Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 1. Entombment following the service at the Florida National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to be made to HPH Hospice. Visit to leave condolences.

ROSARIO, Magaly "Maggie" 43, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, due to complications from diabetes at her home in Temple Terrace. She is survived by her mother & father, Edith Montalvo and Evelio Montalvo; husband, Rafael Rosario; and their daughter, Gina Maria; & son, Jonathan; brother, Javier Montalvo & partner, Gordon Saver; and cousin, Maribel Garland. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, from 5-9 pm at Gonzalez Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

ROTONDO, Marie C. 80, of Sun City Center, passed away Nov. 5, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Rocco; two sons, Robert (Shirley) Johnson and William Johnson; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; step daughter, Carol Ann (John) Creeley; a step grandson, Brian Creeley; and a step great-grandson, Shawn Creeley. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, (813) 694-9900.

ROY, Frances B. 100, died Nov. 3, 2012. Mass 9 am, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 St. Mary's Catholic Church. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville, 352-796-6699

SANTOS, Joseph R. 62, of Dunedin, died Nov. 2, 2012. Celebrating Life gathering Friday Nov. 9th, 4-7 pm at Moss Feaster Dunedin Chapel.

SCHOCK, Donald 83, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 31, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 20, 1930 in Palmerton, PA. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served during the Korean War. Donald is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ann; a daughter, Darlene Rahn; and the rest of his loving family. A Memorial service will take place on Nov. 11, 2012, 2 pm, at Buchanan Baptist Church, 808 West Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33613, to be conducted by Rev. William Thacker. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Life Path Hospice, 11150 North 53rd Street Temple Terrace, FL. 33617, or to Buchanan Baptist Church.

SCHRICHTE, Charles Fred 67, passed away on Oct. 25, 2012. Survived by his loving wife, mother & family. A mass will be held at Holy Cross on Thursday the 8th, at 10 am. Memorial Park Funeral Home 727-527-1196

SMITH, J. David 71 of Trinity died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. Survived by his wife, Laura; daughters, Laura Anne Smith Shaw, Lisa Carol Smith Lippy; 3 grandchildren.

SPAULDING, Horace A. 47, of St. Petersburg, died Nov. 4, 2012. Survivors include family & friends. Celebration of Life Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 3 pm at Reese F. H. 727-391-9954

STRELOW, Wilhelmina M. 78, of Clearwater, passed away Nov. 4, 2012. Survived by 4 children, 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2340

TAYLOR, Anna E. 83, of Plant City, entered into eternal rest on Nov. 4, 2012. She was preceded in death by husband, Albert Lee Taylor; brother, William Foehrkolb. She is survived by a loving family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 3 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S, Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Hopewell Memorial Gardens. Expressions of condolence at

TEDESCO, William J. 86, passed on Nov. 3, 2012. He was born in Newton, MA. He served his country in WWII as a B-24 heavy Bomber Flight Engineer; in Korea as Commanding Officer of the 151st TC Cargo Helicopter Field Maintenance Detachment; and twice in Viet Nam, as Commanding Officer of the 8th TC Helicopter Company and was promoted to Lt. Colonel and commanded the 53rd Aviation Detachment (GUNS A GO-GO). He served his country loyally and bravely for over two decades. Bill was a recipient of many honors and medals, one of which is the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was beloved husband of his wife, Barbara, his mate for sixty-three years, and the much loved father and friend of his three children: Debra Tedesco, David Tedesco and Diane Tedesco. And he shared his love with his six grandchildren and his three great-grandchildren. He will be loved and cherished in our hearts forever. Donations may be made in his honor to the Disabled Veterans of America. Please sign his guestbook at Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202

VALENTINE, Raymond Thomas Ray "Ray-Ray" 79, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at home in Sun City Center. Ray was born May 30, 1933. He was the youngest of six children born at home in Plymouth, CT. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucian and Anna (Ollie) Valentine, brothers Jimmy Valentine, Bobby Valentine and Ed Valentine. Ray leaves behind two sisters, Vivian Miller of Wilmington, NC and Jane Kasper of Terryville, CT and several nieces and nephews. He was active in the United States Marine Corp from 1951-1954, Virginia State Police from 1955-1964, and the United States Federal Government 1965-1989, retired. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Beverly. A blended family of son, William H. Valentine Capt. USN Ret. (Sue), Alexandra, VA; daughter, Deborah Valentine of Harriman, TN; stepdaughters, Michelle L. DeMaio (Eugene) of Willington, CT, Dawnn R. Turner (Paul) of Columbia, SC and stepson Scott C. Kramer (Amy) Elgin, SC; 5 grandchildren, James Valentine (Nicole), Benjamin Valentine (Shannon) Justin DeMaio (Gen), Ashleigh Turner and Ryan Turner and several great-grandchildren. Ray was a member of the Caloosa Golf and Country Club for many years. He was an avid golfer all of his life until health issues challenged his game. Services will be private at the families convenience.

WALKO, Brian E. 44, of St. Petersburg passed on Nov. 2, 2012. A Celebration of Life will be held 6 pm on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Victory Church of Nazarene, Kenneth City. In lieu of flowers, donations for the family may be sent to Victory Church. All who knew him could not help but love him and all who loved him were many. Brian is with his Lord and Savior now smiling down on all of us.