ALLEN, Corene E. 73, of Largo, died Nov. 12, 2012. Survivors include: a son, daughter, brother and 2 grandsons. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc.
ATKINS, Stanley M. 82, of Sun City Center, died on Nov. 12, 2012. Mr. Atkins was born in New York, NY. He was a member of Beth Israel Congregation, the JWV and was a 32nd Degree Mason Shriner. Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Gilda Atkins; daughters and sons-in-law, Rosalynne & Arthur Miller, of Tampa, Michelle & William Schaefer, of Wimuama; sons and daughters-in-law, David & Nancy Atkins of Coral Springs, Brent & Lou Ann of Hopewell Junction, NJ; brother, Irving Atkins of Henderson, NV; and four cherished grandchildren. Interment will be held in New York. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Congregation Beth Israel - Sun City Center General Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at www.segalfuneralhome.com
AUSTIN, Raymond E., Jr. Chief Petty Officer U.S. Navy Ret., passed away Nov. 11th. "Veterans Day". Survivors wife, Marie; 1 brother-in-law; 5 nieces; 2 nephews. Private services. Dobies FH/Hudson
BASCOM, Blair N. 74, of Pinellas Park, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Largo Medical Center. He is survived by his loving family. ALifeTribute - Largo/559-7793
BASTA, Joseph G. Jr. 81, of Spring Hill, FL, died Nov. 11, 2012. Survived by loving family and friends. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc Oldsmar, FL 813-855-2439
CANNON, Belva 82, of Plant City, passed away Nov. 7, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Sharyn Laymon; family and friends. Belva was dearly loved and will be forever missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
COLBURN, Alberta B. 98, of St. Pete Beach, was united with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Oct. 10, 2012. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was an East end correspondent for the Baltimore News and founded a childrens activities & sports club in Maryland. Upon moving to Florida, she co-founded the Widowed Persons Services of Pinellas County and PALS Social Club in 1982, of which she served as president. She was an award winning and published poet of Christian and inspiration works. Her greatest joys were her family and sharing the gospel message. Preceded in death by her spouse, Wayne, of 45 years; she is survived by her daughters, Barbara Armsworthy, Connie Sample (Richard); grandchildren Carlla and Theodore Armsworthy, Barbara Bennett (Gregory), Bonnie Matthews (Brent); and 6 great-grand-children; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. A Homecoming Celebration will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Pasadena Community Church Goodwin Chapel 227, 70th St. South, St. Petersburg. Online guestbook at: www.davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. / 727-381-4911
CONLEY, George Ray 68, of Largo, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at home. He leaves no known survivors. A Life Tribute, Gulfport, FL.
CONNORS, Richard Francis 85, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Nov. 12, 2012. He was born in Ayer, MA, and came here in 1990 from East Providence, RI, where he retired from the George Mann & Co. A Navy veteran of WWII, he is survived by his daughters, Patricia DeRuisseau of Tarpon Springs & Marjorie Merola of Tampa; sons, Stephen of E. Providence and David of Johnston, RI; brothers, Henry of Riverside, RI and Edward of Brookfield, WI; sister, Irene Connors of Palm Harbor; grandchildren, Lauren Merola-Diamond of Clermont, Colleen Connors of Fredericksburg, VA and David Connors, II of E. Providence. Funeral Services will be in Rhode Island at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested for the American Lung Association. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar, FL 813-855-2439. HollowayFuneralHomeFL.com
CONTI, Richard J. 69, of Port Richey, died Nov. 12, 2012. Survived by wife, Eva; son, Henry Karaskiewicz; daughter, Angie Lis; mother, Josephine; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers. Michels & Lundquist FH
COTTER, Laurie A. 49, of Largo, passed away Oct. 25, 2012 in Boston, MA. Laurie lived her life giving far more than she received. She had a very successful 28 year career working as the Eastern Regional Administrative Assistant for the Paralyzed Veterans of America in St. Petersburg. She was instrumental in obtaining benefits for thousands of paralyzed veterans & their families. Beloved daughter of Sheila A. (Lariccia) Fields of St. Petersburg and David A. Cotter married to Kathleen of East Weymouth, MA; brother of David J. Cotter; aunt of Matthew & Nathan Cotter of Pembroke, MA. Also survived by her loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service, on Saturday, Nov. 17th at 12 pm on the beach of Sand Key, Clearwater. Please park in the northern most parking lot of the park and access the beach on the gulf side from there. Following the service, please join the family at the Holiday Inn, Clearwater Beach in the ballroom located at 521 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. For more details see http:www.facebook.com/Laurie.A.Cotter. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Triple Negative Breast Cancer, PO Box 204, Norwood NJ 07648 or http://www.tnbcfoundation.org
DANIELS, Jimmy 58, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 7, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Judy Daniels; family and friends. Jimmy will be forever loved and missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
DARBY, Doyle L. Sr. U.S. Army-WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War Veteran of Seffner, died Nov. 8, 2012. Survived by a son, Doyle L. Darby Jr. Veterans Funeral Care, 727-524-9202 .
DAVIS, LaVerne 92, beloved wife of the late Waldo Davis has gone to be with the Lord. She is survived by a son, Larry (LuAnn); a daughter, Lynne; her beloved sister, Ruth; 5 grandchildren, Yvonne, Ashley, Jason, Aaron and Sarah; several great-grandchildren and many more extended family members. Her beloved son, Richard and brother, Billy, a veteran of World War II, predeceased her. LaVerne was born and raised in Chicago, IL. After graduating from Business College she worked as a legal secretary until serving in the US Navy during World War II when she met her beloved husband of 55 years, Waldo Davis. She was a devout Christian, and a strong and independent woman. She was an extraordinary and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, wife, sister, homemaker, life coach, friend, neighbor, peacemaker and so much more. She was always young at heart, fun-loving and enthusiastic about life. She had a kind, caring, compassionate and gentle soul and will forever be loved and missed by all who knew her. Services will be held at 12 pm, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
DOEPKE, Helen W. 99, of Plant City, died Oct. 12, 2012 in Lakeland. Born Nov. 16, 1912 near Marshall-town, IA, she was the daughter of Louis and Louise Voege Wiese. Surviving are sons, Chuck (Leslie) Doepke of Plant City, John (Robin) Doepke of La Mesa, CA; grandchildren, Debra (Brent) Edwards, Plainfield, IN, Scott Doepke, Chandler, AZ, Scott Hulme, Bellevue, NE; great grandchildren, Ally Edwards, Reese and Charlie Hulme, and Cash Doepke; and a nephew, Lester Wiese, Jr., Palm Desert, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Doepke; brothers, Lowell and Lester Wiese; niece, JoAnn Wiese Zang and a great-grand-daughter, Sara Elizabeth Hulme. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on the 100th anniversary of Helen's birth at Haught Funeral Home, 708 Dr. MLK Dr., Plant City, FL., 33563 on Friday, Nov. 16th at 3 pm. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Plant City YMCA Silver Sneakers Program, Good Shepherd Hospice, or the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Plant City. Also, the family will be forever grateful for the loving care Helen received at Emeritus ALF at Oakbridge. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haughtfuneralhome.com
DURAN, Robert 87, of Indian Shores, died Nov. 9, 2012. Bob is survived by his loving family. Visitwww.mossfeasterlargo.com for biography and to send condolences.
EARNEST, Robert E. 57, of Clearwater, passed Nov. 11, 2012. Survived by his loving wife, Sandie; siblings, Charles, Barbara and many friends. Visit curlewhills.com for service times.
ELAM, Billie 75, of New Port Richey, passed away, Nov. 11, 1012. She is survived by her children, Marlene Keenan and Carl Elam; and five grandchildren. Neptune Society
ELSTON, Wanda Howard passed on Nov. 6, 2012. She was born in New Philiadelphia, OH, and came to St. Petersburg in 1937. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School in the class of 1940. Upon graduation, she joined Fenner & Beane Stock Exchange to become the first teletype operator responsible to transmit stock quotes from the New York Exchange to their southern offices. During WWII, she attended Business College in Washington, D.C., while working as a statistician in the Office of Price Administration. Returning to St. Petersburg, she worked for the Pinellas County Public School system in the guidance department of various schools throughout the county. Following her retirement, she became a realtor with Selby Real Estate. She was active in the St. Petersburg Pioneers, St. Petersburg Historical Society and Seminole UMC. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elston; and daughter, Judy Houlihan. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rena & Gordon Beckwith, son-in-law, Brian Houlihan; her grandchildren, Tara, Kate, Jan, Robert and Paige; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 17th, 11 am with friends being received one hour prior to service time. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. R. Lee Williams & Son 3530 49th St. N./527-1117 rlwilliams.com
EMMERT, John R. 84, died Nov. 5, 2012. Survived by a loving family and served honorably in the Army WWII. Graveside services at 2:15 pm, Nov. 23, 2012, at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home
ESKIN, Clara 34, of Port Richey, passed away Nov. 6, 2012. She was a member of the Jewish faith & a registered nurse. Survived by her mother, Shirley. Dobies FH-Hudson
ESSIG, A. Thelma 95, of St. Petersburg, went to be with the angels on Oct. 26, 2012. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, and came to Florida in 1952. She was married to Joseph and had a son, Joseph Lee, whom both preceded her in death. Survived by her daughter, Jo Essig Trehy; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Thelma was a nurse for most of her life & a librarian in her late 80's until she became ill at 89. She enjoyed reading & being the librarian for Kenneth City. A memorial gravesite service on Nov. 24, 11 am, at Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, 5750 49th Street North.
FERGUSON, Robert W. Lt. Col. U.S. Army (ret.), 84, of Spring Hill, passed away Nov. 11, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Edna; daughter, Kathleen Wark; son, Robert Ferguson (Linay); grandchildren, Aileen & Alexander; sisters, Virginia Ean & Carol Colcord; & brother, Alexander Ferguson. Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 16th, from 10 am until time of service at 11 am. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery at 1 pm. Turnerfuneralandcreamtion.com
FOSTER, Henry F.S., Jr. Died Nov. 8, 2012. Survived by his companion, Daniel Leak; siblings, Josephine, Flossie, Edie, Joseph, Virginia. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel. www.pinecrestfuneralchapel.com
FUTCH, Rosemary 70, of Spring Hill, died Nov. 10, 2012. Survivors include, 7 children; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, a sister and a brother. National Cremtion & Burial Society/Hudson
GALKA, Martin 99, of South Pasadena, passed away Oct. 19. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida. Survived by his step-daughter, Barbara Catalioto (Anthony) and granddaughter Karen Catalioto. A mass will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, St. Pete Beach on Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 am.
GANNON, Terrence 67, of St. Pete Beach, passed away on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012. For a complete online obituary, service times & tribute, please go to www.beachmemorial.com.
GAYHEART, William Wade 50, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Gahanna, OH, died Nov. 11, 2012 in the company of his loving family. Preceded in death by his father, William Gayheart. Wade is survived by his stepmother, Shirley; brothers, Mike, Terry and Jeff; sisters, Kimberly, Tamara, Jan, Jill & Darlene; niece, Megan; and nephews, David, Sean, & Kelley. Viewing will be at Eternal Rest Funeral Home in Dunedin, FL, on Nov. 15th from 6-8 pm.
HACKWORTH, Michael Neil 57, passed Oct. 8, 2012, at Brookside Hospice Hospital. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Gordon and brother, Charles "Chuck". Survivors include his wife, Jacquelyn; mother, "Marge" Hanke; brother, Tim; stepsister, Jody Clancy; nieces & nephews. In January 2001, Mike developed cancer of the liver as a result of Hepatitis C. Thanks to a Dr. David Borislow, he referred Mike to Lifelink of Florida where he received the gift of a new liver. In the spring of 2012, the Hepatitis C caused the cancer to invade the liver again. In Sept, Mike was in the care of Suncoast Hospice and had the joy of working with a wonderful nurse named Annie Ryan. Her goal was to keep Mike pain free and not to dwell on his dying. One day I asked Mike if he was angry that he knew he was dying and he said, "No Mom, I'm just so grateful for the extra 9 and a half years I had. Please make donations to Suncoast Hospice; Lifelink of Florida or Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave, Largo, FL 33770. A Memorial Service will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 10 am in the chapel.
HARMON, Edward Of Tampa and Cautauqua, NY. Beloved husband of Ellen; devoted father of Jon (Cindy), Amy Snodgrass (Jeff) and Jill Fairman (Frank), and loving grandfather to his nine grandchildren, died on Nov. 3, at age 86. Originally from New York City, Ed was a WWII veteran, a graduate of New York University and a Principal of P.S. 79 in Queens, NY. A renaissance man, Ed had a multitude of interests. An educational innovator, he also had a lifelong involvement in music both as a performer and aficionado. His keen sense of humor was clearly illustrated in his decades long work as a cartoonist. Ed published four books and his editorial cartoons were regularly featured in The Chautauqua Daily. All who knew Ed will miss him, each in a different and special way, for he touched all who were lucky enough to be his friend. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association: FSH Society, Inc. BBRI R353, 64 Grove Street, Watertown, MA 02472
HEFFELFINGER, Laura R. age 90, passed away on Nov. 10, 2012, at the Health Care Center of Plant City. She was born in Allentown, PA, on June 29, 1922 to Lewis & Elsie (Peter) Loch. She was married to Charles H. Heffelfinger, who is deceased. Laura was a recording clerk for Rodale Press for over 26 years in Pennsylvania. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Sheridan (Phil); two sons, Charles Heffelfinger (Ruby), & Dennis Heffelfinger (Linda); six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will take place at a later date at Florida National Cemetery. Wells Memorial & Event Center 813-752-1111
HILL, Constance Campagna 81, a longtime resident of Clearwater, died Monday afternoon in Raleigh, NC, where she had lived with her daughter and son in-law for the past 2 years. Graveside Funeral Service will be held 2 pm, Thursday at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater. A native of Chicago, IL, Constance was born July 28, 1931, the daughter of the late Samuel Cosmo Campagna and Mary Martinelli Campagna. She is survived by her son, James M. Hill of Clearwater; daughter, Lori A. Galati and her husband, Sam of Raleigh; as well as two grandchildren, Lindsey Galati and Dean Galati. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Hill. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater, FL 33759 Flowers, Gifts and On Line Tribute Sylvanabbey.com
HURTACK, Wilma M. 88, of Largo, died Nov. 10, 2012. She is survived by her loving family. See full obituary & online guestbook at www.reesefuneral.com. 727-391-9954.
JOHNSON, Renée C. 80, of Largo, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Nov. 10, 2012. She came here with her husband, Edward A. Johnson in 1964 from Minnesota. She was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Largo and its choir. Renée was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many. She will be greatly missed. Renée is survived by her children, James Johnson of Clearwater, Patricia McLaughlin of Forest, VA, Catherine France of Clearwater, Steven Johnson of Largo, Cynthia Barnes of Jasper, GA, Elizabeth Sutch of Olympia, WA; 10 grandchildren and her sisters, Reva Hanson of Hackensack, MN, and Arline Kehneman of Minneapolis, MN. There will be a visitation Friday, Nov. 16 from 5-7 pm, at Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs with a Funeral Mass on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Largo.
KAPPUS, Janice 71 of St. Petersburg. Passed away Nov. 12. A private cremation is planned. Guestbook at www.davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave/727-381-4911
KOCH, Jeanette A.J. 73, Tarpon Springs, died Nov. 12, 2012. Survived by daughter, Janice (Chris) Mueller & many friends. Dobies FH/Tarpon dobiesfuneralhome.com
KULP, JoAnn GROVE 87, died Sept. 28, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roger Grove & Robert Kulp. Roger & JoAnn resided in St. Pete Beach 1968-1988 & were former owners of the Beach Lounge.
LATHAN, William Jr. "Ed" 58, passed away Nov. 8, 2012. He was born in St. Petersburg and graduated from Seminole High School. He was a carpenter and his specialty was working with Teakwood. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Charmaine; daug-hters, Sherry, Dunnellon, and Shawna (James) McHugh, St. Petersburg; Mother, Selma (Sally) Merkle, Largo; brother, Steve, Dunnellon; and grand-children, Jamie, Jasmine and Zachary; two nephews; and many loving family members. Florida Cremation Society 352-694-3838
LAZENBY, Eleanor M. of St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully Nov. 12, 2012. Eleanor was predeceased by her loving husband, Earl O. Lazenby Jr. and grandson, Gregory J. Sherry. Survivors include her daughters, Judith A. (Andres) Vazquez, Sharon (John) Sherry, and Mary Jane (David) McMillan; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Sat., Dec. 1st, 2 pm at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 100 Pasadena Ave. N., St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, Eleanor requested donations in her memory to Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. / 727-381-4911
MacKAY, Reverend Donald Mason 96, Methodist Minister of Lakeland - Reverend Donald Mackay died Nov. 2, 2012. He was born May 22, 1916, in Birmingham, AL, to the late Edward George Mackay & Beulah Mason Mackay. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Edward Hucheon Mackay, John Leland Mackay, and James Armstrong Mackay. He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Anna Laura Mackay; his sister, Elizabeth Mackay Asbury; and five children, Laura Mackay Berglund, Lynn Ellen Mackay, Donald Mason Mackay Jr., Dr. Bruce Cole Mackay, & Dr. Edward George Mackay II. He has eleven grandchildren, Ryan Kent Berglund, Tracy Lynn Berglund, Jennifer Lauren Berglund, Justin Paul Mackay, Meghan Mackay Holgerson, Sarah Emily Mackay, Shannon Elise Mackay, Nathan Oliver Mackay, Edward George Mackay III, Whitney Cole Mackay, and Meredith Lynn Mackay. He has eight great-grandchildren, Elise Taylor Holgerson, Mason Bryan Holgerson, Collin Christian Holgerson, Daniel Knox Holgerson, Francis Rackliff Berglund, Robert Cox Berglund, Alysse Mackay, and Simon Martin Mackay. Rev. Mackay was a leader in promoting cooperation and harmony during the struggle for Civil Rights for all people. He was instrumental in integrating the Jacksonville Ministerial Association. He had a great spirit of adventure, loving to fish, boat, and explore the local rivers. He and his brother, Jaimie, navigated the Chattahoochee River from Columbus, GA, to St. Andrew's Bay. He graduated from Emory University and was an active member of the Emory Christian Association and a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Afterwards, he attended Duke Divinity School where he was student chaplain. In 1942, he joined the Navy as a chaplain training at William and Mary College before being assigned to the Pacific theater during World War II. He was assigned to the PT boats in that region. He returned from the war in 1946. He was the minister of the Bowling Green Methodist Church in Bowling Green, Ortega Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Grace Methodist Church in St. Augustine, Riverside United Methodist Church in Miami, Beach United Methodist Church in Jacksonville Beach, Cocoa United Methodist Church in Cocoa, Seminole United Methodist Church in Seminole, Beymer United Methodist Church in Winter Haven, and Case United Methodist Church in Delray. He then became the chaplain of Wesley Manor in Jacksonville for about ten years. Memorials may to be sent to one of his previous churches, call Rev. William Fisakerly, 863-853-3122 for complete information. There will be a Memorial Service in Atlanta at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church chapel on Dec. 29th. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel. com.
MAGLIACANO, Robert 54, of Port Richey, died Nov. 12, 2012. Survived by son, Robert; aunts, sister, nieces, nephew, cousins and friends. Dobies Funeral Home/7 Springs dobiesfuneralhome.com
MARENTETTE, Dorothy (nee Paultanis), of Highland Lakes, passed away Nov. 10, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence (Larry) Marentette; mother of sons, Frank V. (Dorene) and John W. Marentette; her grandchildren, Leslie (Robert) DesJardins and Frank (Dawn) Paultanis; her great-grandchildren, Sydney, Brooklyn and Danielle. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank I. Paultanis. Dorothy is also survived by her step-sons, Wayne (Sandy) and Maurice Marentette; step-daughter, Denise (Colin) Palka; her step-grandchildren, Scott, Tammy, Jason, Casey, Adam and Craig; step-great-grandchildren, Allie and Nolan. Services will be held privately. www.curlewhills.com
McCAULEY, Norinne 53, of New Port Richey, died Nov. 2, 2012. Survived by loving family & friends. Coastal Cremations
McDONALD, Teresa Lynn 51, of St. Petersburg, passed away Nov. 10, 2012. Survived by her loving family & friends. Holloway Funeral Home Hollowayfuneralhomefl.com
McGEENEY, Mary Lou 76, of Sun City Center, passed away on Oct. 28, 2012. She retired as the district manager for Sarasota Herald Tribune and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan. Survivors include her husband, Thomas; a son, John (Kylee) McGeeney; two step children, Thomas (Georgia) McGeeney Jr. and Maryellen McGeeney; four grandchildren, Daniel, Joseph, Evelyn and Amy; five step grandchildren, Thomas III, Matthew, Michael, Ashley and Ethan; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Katherine) Barnes and David (Mary Anne) Barnes; and three sisters, Carol Crovolio, Eva West and Donna Eddleman. Funeral Mass will be 11 am on Nov. 16, 2012, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, Sun City Center. Burial Palms Robarts Memorial Park, Sarasota. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home Sun City Center (813) 634-9900
METZGER, Thomas P. 86, of Palm Harbor, died Nov. 12, 2012. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and came from Wantagh Long Island, NY. He was employed as a police officer for the City of New York for 6 years then joined the New York City Fire Department for 22 years. Mr. Metzger was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during World War II. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Rosemarie Metzger; his daughters, Diane Ranieri and husband Frank, Janet Metzger; stepson, Thomas Bowman; grandchildren, Michael and Paul Rainieri and Anna Bowman. Funeral services will be held Nov. 16th at 10 am at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 2550 Highland Blvd., N, Palm Harbor 727-562-2090. Public visitation hours are scheduled for Nov. 15th from 4-6 pm at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Contributions in his memory can be made to Alzheimer's Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709, Clearwater, FL 33762.
MILLER, Mary N. age 93, of Port Richey, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. She was born in Jersey City, NJ, to Paul and Olive Newell. Mary moved here from New Jersey. She worked in a bakery for a while but was most a homemaker. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Sandford Miller who passed in 2002; parents, Paul and Olive Newell; daughters, Barbara Lennon and Marcia Ward. She is survived by her sister, Dottie Siebert; 7 grand-children, Jeff Giovinazzo; Veronica Moore; Janice Drake; Marcy Wilkerson; Darlene Minor; Walter Hesterhagen and Jill Hesterhagen; 14 great-grand-children; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Grace Memorial Funeral Home 16931 US Hwy 19, Hudson, FL 34667, 727-863-5471.
MOONEY, Dr. William A. 90, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. For a full obituary and service information, please visit: www.beachmemorialchapel.com.
MULLINS, Daisy Marie Mullen Morphew died Nov. 5 2012, at home. Born in Indiana on March 18, 1921. Widow of James B. Morphew and Samuel G. Mullins. Moved from Kokomo, IN, to St. Petersburg in 1950. Survived by son, James P. Morphew of St. Petersburg; and daughter, Sharon Mullins Hayes; also three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren, all of Lee County. There will be no funeral or memorial as requested by deceased.
NOLAN, James D. "Jim" 80, passed peacefully in St. Petersburg, on Nov. 8, 2012.He honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corp and then worked 38 years at Progress Energy.He was a fisherman, reader and enjoyed carpentry. In his spare time he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, St. Pete Free Clinic, Enterprise Village and the Optimist Club. He is survived by wife, Gaylene; daughters, Linda Ann Weekes (Peter), Deborah M. Gottfried (William); his grandsons, McKendree & Robert (Tucker), Jacob Gottfried; great-grand children, Brianna, McKendree and Leiah (Tucker); brother, Lewis E. Nolan III (Betty) of Memphis, TN. Celebration of life, Nov. 16th, 10-11 am at Gee & Sorensen F.H., 3180 30th Ave., N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713. Interment to follow 2:30 pm at Florida National with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations to The St. Petersburg Free Clinic in Jim's name.
NORKUS, Wayne W. 71, of Spring Hill, died Nov. 10, 2012. Survived by wife, Jerry; and sons, Chris, William & Timothy. Predeceased by sons, Keith & Kerri. Faupel Funeral Home 727-849-9964
OQUENDO-TORRES, Lucy Passed away Nov. 12, 2012. She is survived by her children, Luis & Antonia; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great grandchildren. www.DowningfuneralHM.net
ORSINI, Marilyn 59, of Port Richey, died Nov. 10, 2012. Survived by children, Richard, Dawn and Christopher; 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and 2 sisters. Coastal Cremations, Inc.
PAGAC, Joseph C. "Joe" 89, of Seminole, died Nov. 8, 2012, at Bay Pines VA Health Care System. Joe was a Marketing Director, and a long time Volunteer at Bay Pines. He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, WWII in the Solomon Islands. He was a member of Marine Corps League, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Hinds-Pagac; his daughter, Tina; sons, Larry and Chris; sister, Peggy Ford; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be with Military Honors, Graveside at 1:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home
PAPAODOPOULOS, Athanasois K., 75, of Spring Hill, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Funeral service 11:30 am, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at St George Greek Orthodox Church on Little Road. Grace Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home gracefuneralhomehudson.com
PARADY, Gertrude Margaret (Strople) Born Oct. 6, 1935 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, died Nov. 9, 2012 in Clearwater, FL. Father: William Strople; mother: Ellen (Maxwell) Strople. Gert was the fourth of five girls. Living sisters are Mary Strople of Rockport, MA, Ellen Nelson of Gloucester, MA, Catherine Walsh of Swampscot, MA, and Florence Pate of NH. Gertrude attended St. Ann's School in Gloucester, MA, graduating as 1953's Class Valedictorian. She became a Medical Laboratory Technician at the Boston Medical Dispensary. Later, she attended St. Petersburg Jr. College and the University of South Florida in Tampa, earning a B.A. in American Studies. On Oct. 2, 2012, Gertrude and her beloved James R. Parady celebrated 58 years of marriage. The couple and their family began their family in Rockport, MA, lived in Middle River, MD, Huntsville, AL, Clinton Township, MI and finally settled in Clearwater, FL in 1963. Gertrude and James' 10 children are Nancy A. Hunter of Scottsdale, AZ; James R. Parady, Jr. (deceased); Jean E. Rau (husband, Peter Rau) of Clearwater; William A. Parady (wife, Salome Zikakis) of Ft. Lauderdale; Mary Jo Weaver (husband, Glenn Weaver) of Seminole; Michael R. Parady (deceased); David G. Parady of Dunedin; Carolyn M. Osborne (husband, Eric "Jim" Osborne) of Lutz, FL; Christopher J. Parady (wife, Michelle Parady) of Tulsa, OK; and Eileen M. Allaster (husband, Sean Allaster) of Tarpon Springs. The couple's 20 grandchildren are Nancy Hunter's three children, Stephen Hunter, U.S. Air Force (wife, Stephanie) of Surprise, AZ; Christina Schanta of The Woodlands, TX; Sarah Hunter of Scottsdale, AZ; Jean and Pete Rau's four children, Andrew Rau (wife, Jane) of St. Petersburg; Cameron Rau, U.S. Air Force (wife, Amanda) of Alaska; Lisa Rau and Eric Rau of Clearwater; Bill and Salome's two sons, John Parady of Gainesville and Alexander Parady of Ft. Lauderdale; Mary Jo Weaver's son, Randy Fox (wife, Rockelle) U.S. Coast Guard in California; David Parady's three children, Amanda, Caitlin and Kyle Parady of Clearwater; Carolyn and Jim's three children, James, Jennifer, and Madeline Osborne of Lutz, FL; Chris and Michelle's, Brendan Parady of Tulsa, OK; and Eileen and Sean Allaster's three children, Christopher, Joseph, and Ashley Allaster. 12 great-grandchildren include Stephen and Stephanie's three children, Scarlett, Violet, and Mason Hunter; Christina Schanta's daughters, Sera and Julia; Cameron and Amanda Rau's children, Benjamin and Kairi; Randy and Rockelle Fox's three children, Ashton, Lila, and Sierra; Amanda Parady's daughter, Celeste; and Caitlin Parady's son, Noah. Gertrude loved her family, friends, travel, music, and prayer. Primarily a wife, mother, and homemaker, Gert loved playing the violin in symphony orchestras. Among her favorites were the Cape Ann Symphony in Gloucester, MA, the Mount Clemons Symphony in MI, the Clearwater Symphony, later the Sun Coast Symphony, the St. Petersburg Symphony and, most recently, the Tampa Bay Symphony for 25 years. Visitation will be held 5-8 pm, Nov. 15, 2012 at Moss Feaster Funeral Home on Belcher Road in Clearwater with a prayer service at 6:30 pm led by Gertrude's favorite Msgr. Patrick Irwin. A celebration of life mass will be held for Gertrude 1 pm Nov. 16, St. Cecelia's Catholic Church, Clearwater, followed by a graveside prayer at Calvary Catholic Cemetery US Hwy 19 & 118th Ave., Clearwater. www.mossfeasterclearwater.com
PETRONELLA, Aurelio "Chuck", 92, of Spring Hill, died Nov. 7, 2012. Visitation 4-6 pm, Nov. 15th. Service at 11 am, Nov. 16th. Turner FH 352-796-9667 Turnerfuneralandcremation.com
QUIGLEY, Hugh J. 79, of Spring Hill, died Nov. 11, 2012. Visititation, 4-7 pm Nov. 15th at Merritt FH, Spring Hill. Funeral Mass, 11 am, Nov. 16th at St Frances Cabrini. Burial at later date.
SAITTA, Marion A. 69, of Tampa, died Nov. 5, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles; son, Jeffrey; daughter, Pamela; and 2 grandchildren, Sophia and Alden. The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 from 2-4 pm at the Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel, with a Memorial Service to take place at 4 pm. Online condolences may be sent to: www.blountcurrycarrollwood.com
SARDINHA, Jeanne E. 79, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Friday Nov. 9th at Hospice House Bayfront. She is survived by her loving family. Alife Tribute Largo 559-7793
SCARBERRY, Ruth 91, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 12, 2012. Born in Columbus, OH, she moved to Tampa in 1984. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dan Scarberry. Mrs. Scarberry graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio State University with a Masters Degree in Social Work and was a Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. She adored her grandchildren, Keri (Will) and Kris (Ali). She is survived by daughter, Patty; son-in-law, Ed; numerous "adopted" grandchildren; and extended family. Visit the online guestbook at www.BlountCurryMacDill.com
SHAFFER, Paul M. Sr. of Zephyrhills, passed away on Nov. 9, 2012 at age 90. Paul was a proud business owner, well known to his friends, family and community for his years of honest, dedicated customer service. He was preceded in passing by his wife, Lillie A. Shaffer, and survived by their children, Paul M. Shaffer Jr., Linda Conejo, Kathleen Nall, and Bonnie McElroy. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, our friend. You wore it well.
SPAHN, Bette K. of St. Petersburg, died at her home at the age of 93, on Nov. 9, 2012. Born in 1919 in Bklyn, NY, she moved to St. Petersburg in 1976. She resided with her husband, George Spahn. Her husband preceded her in death as well as their son, Steven. Bette was a 10 year employee of Maas Brothers in St. Petersburg. She was a member of the American Legion Post 273, the St. Petersburg Elk's Lodge & a long time member of Palm Lake Christian Church. She is survived by numerous family and friends. R. Lee Williams & Son/49th St. No.
STEINKE, Kelli Marie 50, of Clearwater, she passed away Saturday Nov. 11th. She was born in San Francisco, CA. Kelli is survived by husband of 20 years, Greg; her children, Greg, Jr., Ian, & Kendall; her parents, Milton & Chris McLeod and her brother, Kevin (Lisa) McLeod. Family will receive friends Wednesday 5-6 pm and a funeral service at 6 pm all at the Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Belcher Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.mossfeasterclearwater.com
STITZER, Lynnette Joan Anderson, 66, of St. Petersburg, passed away Nov. 11, 2012. She is survived by two brothers, Donald Douglas Anderson of East, CT & Marlin Arthur Anderson of Tampa; and two sisters, Judith May Anderson of St. Petersburg and Alexis Anderson Reed of Seattle, WA. Lynn was born Feb. 27, 1946 in Ross, CA to Donald Herbert and Alberta May Anderson. They lived in Houston, TX, in her father's hometown in Elbow Lake, MN, where the family owned an electric appliance business. She enjoyed tagging along with her siblings while they built snow forts in winter and explored the woods and fields in the summer. The family moved to St. Petersburg in 1955, where Lynn graduated from St. Petersburg High School. She was a good student and artistically talented. After graduation she moved to Richmond, VA, where she worked in a popular Chinese restaurant. She married Frank Stitzer, a Richmond native. When she returned to St. Petersburg she worked at Wendy's a number of years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to AmericanRedCross.org. Memorial Park Funeral Home 727-527-1196
TANASE, Elena 81, of Brandon, passed away on Nov. 11, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Feb. 21, 1931 in Dolina, Romania to the late Grigore and Aglaia (Irimia) Stefan-ovici. She was the widow of Petru Tanase, who passed away in 1996. Elena is survived by a son, Lee and daughter-in-law, Gabriela Tanase; 3 granddaughters, Alessandra, Bryanna, and Stefannie Tanase. Elena was preceded in death by a brother, Costel Stefanovici. The Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at 7 pm, at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home. A viewing will be from 5:30 pm to the start of the service. Burial for Elena will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at 11am, at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory (813) 677-9494
TAYLOR, Blanche M. 84, wife of Cliston Taylor passed away Monday Nov. 12, 2012. Services will be Friday Nov. 16, 2012, at 2 pm. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home. www.sylvanabbey.com
THIBODEAU, Lewis "Lew" 80, of Spring Hill died Nov. 11, 2012. Gathering at the Spring Hill Chapel on Nov. 17th, 10-11 am with Service at 11 am. Turner Funeral Home 352-796-9661
THOMPSON, Ernestine R. 81, of Gainesville & Plant City, entered into eternal rest on Nov. 10, 2012. She was a member of Plant City's First Baptist Church, and a retired Hillsborough County Teacher's Aide. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Thompson. She is survived by children, Yvette T. Elkin (Martin) of Seminole, Teenge Hinson of Detroit, MI, Danny Thompson (Gayle) of Lakeland, Nannette T. Dell (George) of Gainesville, and Jim Thompson (Sangai) of Charlotte, NC; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and beloved dog, Jack. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6-8 pm, at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S., Plant City. A Graveside service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 11 am at Oaklawn Cemetery, Plant City. Expressions of condolence: www.hopewellfuneral.com.
TOWNE, Alan R. 63, of Tampa, passed away on Nov. 8, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Leonardo; his children, Crystle, Bailey and Ryan Towne and Ashley Leonardo. Neptune Society
WALLACE, Peter J., Jr. 53, of Hudson, died Nov. 12, 2012. Survived by his father, Peter; siblings, Susan, Cheryl, Joni & Nicholas. Dobies FH - Hudson dobiesfuneralhome.com
WALTERS, Linda 65, of Wesley Chapel passed away Nov. 12, 2012. Linda is survived by her loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home 813-996-6610
WEIBLE, Dorothy M. 71, of Spring Hill, died Nov. 12, 2012. A gathering will be 10-11:15 am, Nov. 15 at Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel. Burial follows at Florida National Cemetery.
WOOD, Dolores M. 79, a resident of Warminster, PA, formerly of Brooksville, FL, and Franklin Lakes, NJ, passed away on Nov. 11, 2012. Dolores was born in the Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Hazel Mullane. Dolores was the devoted wife of the late John Wood, married for 48 years. Loving mother of Kathleen (Bob) McVeety, Mary Beth, Tracy, and John J. ( Sarah) Wood. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, MaryClare and Jack McVeety, Kyle and Shannon Wood; her sisters, Margaret (Marty) Wilson and Ann Mullane; her loving sister-in-law, Catherine Mullane, and by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph and Larry. Relatives and friends are invited to call on the family Thursday Nov. 15 from 2-4 pm and from 6-8 pm at the Wm. Rowen Grant FH 659 Street Rd Southampton, PA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday Nov. 16 at 10:30 am at the Nativity of Our Lord Church 625 W. Street Rd. Warminster, PA. Her Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dolores' name to Arthritis Foundation, Eastern PA Chapter ,117 S. 17th St . Suite# 1905, Phila., PA 19103 or through www.arthritis.org Remembrances may be left at www.wrgrantfuneralhome.com
YOUNG, Mina 83, of Pinellas Park, Oct. 29, 2012. Visitation: Nov. 19th, 10 am at Global Mortuary, 7210 Ulmerton RD., Largo. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.