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OBITUARIES

AGE, Olive Jean 85, of Valrico, passed away on Nov. 13, 2012. A native of Tampa, she had resided in the area for 55 years coming from Louisville, KY. She was a charter member of Apostles Lutheran Church, Brandon, a member of the Strawberry Singers, Strawberry Ridge, the church choir and Strawberry Ridge Craft Club. She is survived by her husband, Roy; son, Mark Age, Hudson; 2 daughters, Kimberly Age, Clearwater and Lisa Age Courchaine, Land O'Lakes; 2 brothers, Harry Schmidt, Loudon, TN, & Lonnie Schmidt, Shepherdsville, KY; sister, Martha Corbett, Okalona, KY; 5 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held 11 am, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Apostles Lutheran Church, Brandon. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Please sign the online guestbook at: SouthernFuneralCare.com.

AKERLEY, Marie "Bea" 94, formerly of New Port Richey, died Nov. 16, 2012. Survived by her husband, Marvin; children, James, Mark, Melburn, Edward & Suzanne; sister, Catherine; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial, Wednesday, 10 am, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Dobies FH-Holiday

ALLEN, Frances 86, died Nov. 13, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul. Survived by son, Paul II; daughters, Jenny Neal and Dusty Twining; 6 grands & 3 great-grands. NCS/Clearwater

BALASSI, Jean 77, of New Port Richey, died Nov. 15, 2012. Preceded in death b her husband, George and survived by her son, Martin. Please visit www.prevattfuneralhome.com

BAUMEISTER, Joseph J. 92, of Homosassa, died Nov. 13, 2012. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.

BENEY, Stephen Edward 82, of Dunedin, passed away Nov. 15, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Anna; 2 daughters, Stephanie & Laura. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992

BERRES, Clifford Roman 85, of Spring Hill, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Born in Milwaukee, WI on Feb. 8, 1927. Served our Country with the U.S. Navy in WWII. Graduated from Marquette University with Masters Degree in 1958. Cliff had a 36-year career as a chemist with SC Johnson, before retiring in 1989 and relocating to Spring Hill in 1993. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Frances; their children, Mark (Jeanne) Berres of Piedmont, CA; Sharon (Chris) Hansen of Racine, WI; and Gregg (Lorre) Berres of Brentwood, TN; grandchildren, Evan and Mathew Berres; other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at 10 am in St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St. Racine, WI 53406. Visitation at church 9-10 am. Memorials to American Heart Association or the charity of one's choice. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, 4600 County Line Rd. Racine, WI 53403, 262-552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com

BEXLEY, Craig Linton 58, of Tampa, passed away on Nov. 14, 2012. Craig was born in Ocala and raised in Land O' Lakes. He was predeceased by parents, S.C. "Bud" and Patricia Bexley and brother Patrick. Craig leaves behind his loving wife of 32 years, Debra and sons, Bryan (Natalie) of Land O' Lakes, Kevin and Keith of Tampa; and many aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews and friends. Craig was a graduate of Berkeley Preparatory School and received a bachelor's degree in business from the University of South Florida. Craig was president of Bexley Brothers Inc., a family owned and operated cattle business. He was a 5th generation cattle rancher who spent his entire life in the cattle businessit was his legacy. Craig was admired and respected by all who knew him. A Celebration of Craig's Life will take place on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at 2 pm at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W Fletcher Ave, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The MDS Foundation, 4573 S. Broad Street, Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620. Online condolences can be left at: www.blountcurrycarrollwood.com.

BODINE, Arlene May 63, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, with her family by her side. Please visit alifetribute.com for an online guest book & full obituary.

BREIT, Edward J. 75, of Tampa passed away Nov. 14, 2012, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; brother, Bill; son, Ed Breit (Sue); daughters, Diana Breit and Sue Breit (Paul); stepchildren, Dan, David and Teresa; 7 grandchildren; and 3 nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to LifePath Hospice.

BRINK, Charles W. LCRD (USN Ret.) went on his Eternal Patrol, Oct. 27, 2012. Our father was born on a sheep camp near the city of Roswell, NM, April 16, 1925. He was raised in the San Diego, El Cajon region of California, at the age of twelve his mother died and he and his five sisters were left to survive the hardships of the times. At the age of 17, WWII had erupted, and he immediately enlisted in the Navy. He had been raised on flour tortillas and beans, and on his first day in the Navy he was served steak and all the milk he could drink. He decided the Navy was heaven and his destiny. He became a Submariner and served on the USS Icefish, Bluegill, Catfish, Tusk and Torsk. He was in the second class at the nuclear power school, and served under Admiral Rickover. Our father's Navy career took us from coast to coast and to Rota, Spain, where he was squadron material officer and made lieutenant commander. His last tour of duty was as the Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Training Center, Tampa and St. Petersburg. He served in WWII, The Korean War and Vietnam. He started in the Navy as a sailor with only a 9th grade education and ended his career as an officer. Following his Naval service, he distinguished himself in the private sector and was a founding member of Florida Credit Service, which after his retirement was acquired by Equifax. Our father was preceded in death by our mother in 2005, Amelia "Amy", his loving wife of 57 years. She was his rock and his soul. We survive him, his three children; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and his extended family throughout the world, Ralph Brink, The Villages, his children Kara (John Amador), Adam and Christina and his grandchildren, Samantha and Tyler; Charles Brink, Tampa and Park City, UT, along with his wife Linda and their children Bryan (Kelsey) and Christopher (Brooke), and their grandchildren Jackson, Carter, Braxton, Mateo, and Ellie; Celene Brink, St. Petersburg and her husband, J. Kipp Wall, and their children Jamie (Sandra) and Weston, and their grandchildren, Alexander and Lucas. "Pay it forward", our father believed in this expression to describe the concept of asking the beneficiary of a good deed to "repay" it to others instead of to the original benefactor, he lived kindness. Memberships include, Masonic Eagle Rock Lodge, Idaho Falls, ID; Military Officers Association of American, St. Petersburg Chapter, U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII. Donations to Hospice LifePath, Suncoast and Clothes to Kids, Inc. (www.clothestokids.org). We, his family, were honored to have had him as our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle. He was "The Greatest Generation". Pride Runs Deep. Service, Friday, Nov. 23rd, 1 pm Calvary Cemetery, Burial with Military Honors, Reception following from 36 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Please share your memories at www.brettfuneralhome.com

BROWN, Josephine Patricia "Jo" 84, of St. Petersburg, born on June 1, 1928 in Gloucester, MA, passed peacefully with her loving family surrounding her on Nov. 14, 2012. "Jo" moved to St. Petersburg in 1955. She graduated from Gloucester High School in 1946, went on to graduate from Bryant College in Providence, RI, and also Chamberlain School of Retailing in Boston. She retired from The Times Publishing Company in St. Petersburg after 31 years as a typesetter, food and fashion columnist. She enjoyed her career immensely. She is preceded in death by her dear husband, Norman Reed Brown Sr.; sister, Louise Crone; brother-in-law, Bob Crone; brother-in-law, James Chisholm; sister-in-law, Barbara K. Gamage; and brother-in-law, Hasty Gamage. She is survived by her three children, Norman R. Brown Jr., Kimberly K. Foust (husband, Darrell) and Jon K. Brown all of St. Petersburg; her four granddaughters, Carman M. Pulliam (husband, Corbin) of Georgia, Kristy K. Begerow, Alexandrea K. Brown, Samantha N. Brown of St. Petersburg; three great-grandchildren, John Mark Roesch Jr., London K. Roesch of St. Petersburg, and Ellie R. Pulliam of Georgia. Jo is also survived by her siblings, Sera DelTorchio (husband, Bob), Lib Chisholm, Ben Chianciola of Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews of Massachusetts. One of her many talents included sewing and quilting. Oil painting was another favorite hobby of hers. She was a member of The National Hemophilia Society. She attended Holy Cross Church. Jo was a extraordinary and loving Mother, Nana, Wife, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Neighbor and so much more. She was always young at heart, fun loving and enthusiastic about life. She had a kind and generous heart and will forever be loved and missed by everyone who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Woodside, 6770 102nd Ave North, Pinellas Park, FL 33782 or The National Hemophilia Foundation, 116 W. 32nd Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Services will be Sunday, Nov. 18th, 2 pm at Suncoast Cathedral in The Chapel, 2300 62nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33702.

BRUNETTE, Marilyn G. 80, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Nov. 15, 2012. She is survived by her loving family, daughter Jan Shad and son-in-law Stephen; son, Rocco Brunette and daughter-in-law Sheila; and grandchildren, Nicole Brunette, Lisa Shad and Kyle Brunette. Services will be private.

BUCHANAN, Gary R. 64, passed away on Nov. 14, 2012. After 27 years of service with the Kansas City, MO, Police Department, Gary (Buck) retired as a Detective & relocated to Florida in 1995. Gary is preceded in death by his son, Sean Buchanan; and is survived by his loving family: wife of 31 years, Mary Buchanan; daughter, Tina (Steve) Buchanan-Gunnell; son, John Buchanan; his twin daughters, Katie & Kelly Buchanan; sister, Sherry (Michael) Ramzy; and grandchildren, Adam Gunnell & Shealynn McMullen. Private family service. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory (813)677-9494

BURTON, G. Michael 53, of Palm Harbor, died Nov. 15, 2012. Survivors include: father, Eugene T. Shotrow and mother Betsy R. Shotrow. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc.

CANNARIATO, Thomas passed Nov. 14, 2012. Survived by wife, Ida; children, Beverly, John, Lisa & Thomas; & 3 grandchildren. Service Nov. 18, 2 pm, at Downing FH. www.downingfuneralhm.net

CARPENTER, Joan Z. 81, Dunedin, passed Nov. 13, 2012. Survived by daughter, Sandy (Jack) Geisel; 3 grands; 6 greats. Memorial svc., Saturday, Nov. 24th, 11 am, Moss Feaster Dunedin Chapel www.mossfeasterdunedin.com

CLARK, John 80, of Dunedin, passed away Friday, Oct 19, 2012. Born in Scotland, he moved to Florida from New Jersey in 2002. He is survived by his children John and Heather.

COAKLEY, Elizabeth M. 90, died Nov. 13, 2012. Survived by husband, Bill; children, Kathleen Coakley, Jane Marzulli, Patricia McDonough; grands, Meghan, Andrew. www.mossfeasterdunedin.com

COTE, Wilfred J. "Bill" 69, of Clearwater, died Nov. 13, 2012. Survived by wife of 25 years, Dorothy; 6 children; 15 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; and a brother. Will be missed by all.

DAVILA-ORTEGA, Jesus 74, of Ruskin, passed away Nov. 13, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Olga; six children, Jesus Davila, Francisco Davila, Amalia Ortega, Reuben Davila, Juan Ortega and Marta Ortega; 20 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Juana Gayton, Irma Gayton, Adela Davila, Rita Davila and Ernestina Davila; and two brothers, Francisco Davila Jr. and Juan Davila. Family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, with a wake service at 7 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. Funeral Mass will be at 9 am, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at St Anne Catholic Church, 106 11th Ave NE, Ruskin. Burial in Ruskin Memorial Park, Ruskin. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home Sun City Center (813) 634-9900

DEAK, Louis H. 95, of Largo, died on Oct. 6, 2012. Mass: St. Jerome on Nov. 24 at 10 am; Military Honors: Sylvan Abbey at noon. NCS Clearwater

DODSON, Mary Jane 87, of Largo died Nov. 13, 2012, in Clearwater. She was born in Michigan and has been a Florida resident since 1970 coming from Villa Park, IL. She was a vocalist and guitar musician of country music and made numerous appearances on radio & television programs. Mary was a member of the Anona United Methodist Church in Largo. Survived by sons, Keith and Christopher Dodson, sisters; Ruth Hewitt and Bertha Johnson; and two grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husband, Bert Dodson. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 19th at 2 pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home-Serenity Gardens Chapel in Largo. Visitation hours are also planned for Monday from 12:30 pm until service time. Interment will follow in Serenity Gardens Memorial Park. For condolences, visit: www.mossfeasterlargo.com.

DUNKEL, Margaret 85, of Holiday, died Nov. 15, 2012. Survived by children, Marie, Joan & Paul; 15 grands; 10 grt. grands; sister, Louise. Dobies FH - Holiday dobiesfuneralhome.com

DUSZ, Thomas Albert "Tom", 63, of Lutz, passed away Nov. 12th, 2012. Tom is survived by his loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home (813) 996-6610

EMMERT, John R. 84, died Nov. 5, 2009. 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

ERICSON, Carole 75, of Sun City Center, passed away on Nov. 13, 2012. Carole was very gifted, she had many talents and was wonderful at teaching her talents to others. She taught stained glass classes at the King Point Clubhouse and the Sun City Center Clubhouse. She was also an avid golfer. She is preceded in death by her son, Russell Curl. Carole is survived by her loving family, husband of 25 years, Donald Ericson; children, Sheri Cornell, Rhna White, Mitchel Curl, Donald Ericson, David Ericson and Deanna Schroeder; twin sister, Claire Jackson; and several grandchildren & great-grand-children. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 101 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory (813)677-9494

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.

FALINA, Hidegard D. born H.D. Hertel on Jan. 30, 1921 in Schnellroda-Dresden-Saxon-Germany. She attended Heidelberg University - Germany, and due to the war was one semester short of graduating with her Doctorial Degree in Dentistry. After WWII she worked as an interpreter where she met and married Frank Falina, and came to this country in 1948, she was a war bride. Her husband preceded her in death in September 1994. Hildegard moved to Timber Greens in New Port Richey in 1995 and resided there until her death on Oct. 28, 2012. She is survived by her sister, Brigette Teta of South Hampton, NY. Her ashes will be laid to rest with her husband's at Pinelawn Cemetery, Long Island, NY. She will be missed by those who loved and cared about her. morganfuneralhome.com

FERGUSON, Jack P. 56, of Temple Terrace, died Nov. 14, 2012. Full obituary and guestbook at www.VeteransFuneralCare.com Veterans Funeral Care Clearwater

FOGARTY, John J. passed away peacefully following a long illness on Nov. 13, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, NY on June 7, 1927 to Mary Agnes (May) McCabe and Peter Fogarty, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the waning days of WWII and was deployed to the Pacific, China and Japan. Following a brief stint with the Transit Police, he was appointed to the New York City Fire Department in 1951. He was a member of the Gene O'Kane Division of FDNY retired. He studied for and passed each civil service promotion exam as soon as he was eligible and rose rapidly through the ranks to Deputy Chief. Subsequently, he was appointed as Deputy Assistant Chief and later as Assistant Chief and Manhattan Borough Commander. John retired in 1984 and moved to his dream house beside a golf course. He enjoyed his retirement and was always ready to travel on a moment's notice. He married Florence Hayes in 1947 and they raised three children together, Jacqueline, Kevin and Allison; and enjoyed five grandchildren. John was a loving and generous father and husband, and a wise counselor to his friends and family. A devout Catholic, he was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert; and many friends & brother firefighters. A gathering will take place on Nov. 19th from 3-5 pm at the funeral home. The funeral mass will be on Nov. 20th, at 11 am, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Hudson. Please visit www.prevattfuneralhome.com

GOUGEON, Michael 51, survived by sister, Debi Riggins & family; fiance', Wanda; 4 children, 3 grandchildren. Service, Seminole 1st Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd. Service Nov. 17, 4 pm.

GRIMM, Charles R. 72, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Bay Shore, NY, passed away on Oct. 13, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, NY. He is survived by his wife, Carol Grimm; daughter, Lorraine Mangum; sons, Dean and Kyle Grimm; 9 grandchildren; and his sister Gertrude Dahlinger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Helen Grimm, as well as his sister Eleanor Carillo. Charlie retired as president of Pall Aeropower, a division of Pall Corporation, where he worked for 42 years. He was one who definitely lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed boating, golfing, traveling and especially spending time with family and friends. Charlie will be deeply missed by all who knew him and remembered for his ability to make everyone laugh. He was a great story teller and practical joker with a tremendous sense of humor. A small family service was held in Bay Shore, NY. If you would like to share a memory of Charles, view and / or share pictures, or send a condolence to the family, please visit http://www.robertacciofuneralhome.com/obituaries/Charles-Grimm/#/TributeWall Memorial Donations can be made to The American Heart Association at: http://www.heart.org

HABIT (HABIB), Jacques of St. Petersburg, passed away Nov. 11, 2012. Jacques was born in Benghazi, Libya, on Nov. 23, 1929, and became a U.S. Citizen in 1979. He held a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan and a M.B.A. from Cornell University. He was an Associate Professor at WCS College, Danbury, CT. His career included 25 years at diversified employment in industry and he traveled world-wide. He loved to study world events and write. He was a wonderful husband to his wife of 22 years, and was known as PaPa Jacques to family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Zachino Habib; mother, Beatrice Levi Habib; brother, Shalom; sisters, Rina, Liliana, and Evelina. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; brothers, Aldo Habib (Israel) and Jonathan Habib (Italy). In keeping with his wishes, there will be no service and he will be cremated. Expressions of remembrance may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 3050 1st Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712.

HARMEYER, Opal Marie "Peggy" 90, of St. Petersburg, passed away Nov.10, 2012. Survived by a loving son Garry and wife Marilyn Shaw; 3 grands; 5 great-grands. National Cremation Society

HITCH, Jack A. 81, formerly of Clearwater, died in Bushnell on Nov. 16, 2012. Survived by son, Joe, and family & friends. Interment planned at Florida National Cemetery. NCS Clearwater

HUGHES, Priscilla A. 72, of Holiday, died Nov. 15, 2012. Survived by husband, Richard; son, Mark; daughter, Lisa; & 3 grandchildren. Dobies FH/Holiday dobiesfuneralhome.com

JOHNSON, Helen W. 93, passed away Nov. 8, 2012, at Woodside Hospice, Pinellas Park. Loving grandma, mom, and wife. She is now with Vilho, her everlasting love. Survived by daughter; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Memorial service 9 am, Nov. 21 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Suncoast Hospice www.thehospice.org

KEIFER, E. John 51, of Tampa, died Nov. 6, 2012, in Canada. Air Force Veteran. He came to Ontario to relocate his wife to Florida. Survived by his loving wife, Iolanda; step-son, Johnathon Dudley; his friend, Jevonna Wynters; his uncle & aunt, George & Anne Pearson; mother, Barbara Kiefer; his sisters, Lori (Jeffery) Bruce, Michelle (Roger) Grube; nephews, Christopher Grube & Hunter Bruce. Preceded in death by father, John Kiefer; and brother, Mark Kiefer.

KELLEY, Hattie 82, born Nov. 10, 1930, passed Nov. 14, 2012. She was born in Wilmington, OH and a resident of Pinellas County since 1971. Retiree of Essilor Lens Company in Pinellas County. Member of Gulf Beach Lodge #241, Order of the Eastern Star. Survived by loving husband Ronald Kelley; daughter Deborah Kelley Lister and husband Danny Lister; son Carey L. Kelley and wife Waverley Kelley; five grandchildren Hattie Lingenfelter, Jason Lingefelter and wife Ruthann Lingenfelter, Haddas Mixon, Solitaire Kelley Pepper and husband Anthony Pepper, and Alex Kelley; one great-grand daughter Amirra Kelley; two sisters Shirley Morris of Hillsboro, OH and Ernestine Browning of DeBary, FL; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Vaughn and Sue McKee of Springfield, OH; numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no Funeral or Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers or gifts please make contributions to Woodside Hospice House, 6770 102 Ave. N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782.

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.

LONGO, Robert J., Sr. 74, of New Port Richey, died Nov. 14. Survived by wife of 52 years, Barbara; sons, Robert, Jr., Stephen & loving family. Services, Wednesday, at 11 am. Michels & Lundquist FH

MACKENZIE, Carolyn Surratt PhD, clincal psychologist, 1922-2012, died Oct. 4, 2012, in St. Petersburg. Born Sept. 16, 1922, in Okmulgee, OK, to Steven Surratt and Louise McCarthy, she grew up in Pampa, TX. She attended Northwestern University (B.A.), the University of Chicago (M.A.) and the University of Maryland (PhD). In practice in Washington, D.C. from 1957-96, she retired in St. Petersburg and was active at Eckerd College. In 1953, she married Thayer Mills Mackenzie, who predeceased her on June 24, 2012. They had three daughters, two of whom survive her, Susan Mackenzie Runge, Elizabeth Hobson Bruvold and one of whom is deceased, Louise Mackenzie and her four grandchildren, Lynn, Colleen, Elizabeth and Carlisle. She was a lifelong political activist, first in the Peace Corps in the 1960's, then in the civil rights movement, at low cost clinics and the D.C. Shelter for Homeless Women. In St. Petersburg, she was active in the Eckerd Academy of Senior Professionals and with Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). Her employers included Johns Hopkins, the University of Maryland, NIH, the Peace Corps, National Cathedral, Department of Labor, the C.C.N.V. Women's Homeless Shelter, the D.C. Institute of Mental Hygiene and Eckerd College. Donations to CASA, St. Petersburg, FL. (33731).

MACKING, Harold D. 81, passed away Nov. 13, 2012. Born in White Plains, NY, he came here in 1971 from Wharton, NJ. He raced motorcycles and was a automotive mechanic & the former Commander and Adjutant of American Legion Post 454 in Dover Plains, NY. Harold also belonged to the American Legion Post 125 in Gulfport. He was a 23 year member of St Paul's Catholic Church in St Petersburg. Predeceased by his wife, Margaret Macking in June 2009 and a daughter, Robin Bunch in June 2012. He is survived by two sons, Eric and Tim Macking; four daughters, Kathy Schenato, Patti Stewart, Paula Harding and Debra Macking; a brother, Daniel Macking; several nieces, nephews, 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:30 am, Friday, Nov. 24, 2012, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1800 12th Street North, St Petersburg. Family will receive friends from 10:30 am until service time at the church. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, NY. Please visit www.veteransfuneralcare.com to sign the guest book and view his life story. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202

MacMILLAN, John Olive 74, formerly of Fayetteville NC, died Nov. 13, 2012, after a long illness in St. Petersburg, the Funeral will be held at a later date. Survived by sister, Peggy and husband, Dr. Henry L'heureux of Chapel Hill, NC; & brother, Dan MacMillan, Fayetteville NC; nieces, Julia MacMillan Chapel Hill, NC, Sandy & husband, Frank Baldwin Pinehurst, NC, Lynn MacMillan, Eden NC; and nephews, David MacMillan Fayetteville, NC, and Frank MacMillan, Honolulu, HI.

MAGLIO, Barbara 70, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Palm Terrace of St. Petersburg. She leaves no known survivors. A Life Tribute, Gulfport, FL.

MANASCO, Colleen 78, of Plant City, passed away Nov. 13, 2012. Colleen was born in Bowden, AK, on Feb. 25, 1934. She was prede-ceased by her parents, one sister, and two brothers. She is survived by her children, Michael Berry, Sidney Caplan, Kitty Winton, Teresa DeFord, Carrie Reyna; sister, Katie Burns; brother, Robert Cook Sr.; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday (today), Nov. 17, 2012, at the Kingdom Hall, 3202 N. Maryland Ave, Plant City, FL 33565. A private burial was held Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Orange Hill Cemetery, Tampa. Stowersfh.com

MARENTETTE, Dorothy (nee Paultanis) of Highland Lakes, Palm Harbor, passed away on Nov. 10, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence (Larry) Marentette; mother of sons, Frank V. (Dorene) and John W. Paultanis; her grandchildren, Leslie (Robert) Des-Jardins and Frank (Dawn) Paultanis; great-grandchildren, Sydney, Brooklyn & 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; and step-grandchildren, Scott, Tammy, Jason, Casey, Adam and Craig; step-great-grandchildren, Allie and Nolan. Services will be private.

McKAY, Sharon Kay 66, years old, born Feb. 17, 1946, died on Nov. 4, 2012. She died after a brave battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her husband of 48 years Wayne L. McKay Sr.; five children, Charlene Koch, Wayne L. McKay Jr., Donna Henry, Vicki Deavers and Bobby Ruska; four grand-children, Marissa Koch, Jeremy Koch, Jennifer Curtis, Savannah Sharp and four great-grandchildren. Sharon worked for many years as a nurse for various doctors in the area. Sharon retired from Continential Airlines in 2010. She was extremely kind and supportive to all of her friends and loved ones. Contributions in Sharon's name may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33760. There will be a Memorial Service for Sharon in Jan. 2013, because of family conflicts.

MORA, Shirleyann 87, of Tampa, died on Nov. 12, 2012. Mrs. Mora moved to Tampa in 1961 where she lived on Davis Island for 44 years. A native of Lansing, MI. Mrs. Mora attended Michigan State University and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. Prior to becoming a bridal consultant at Westshore Mall for Maas Brothers, Burdines and Macy's department stores, she was a founding member of the Bethany Presbyterian Day School in Miami, where she grew the student body from four to over 400 hundred students. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church; and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Rodolfo "Rudy" Mora. Survivors include-daughters and sons-in-laws, Linda and Steve Warren of Alta Loma, CA, Anna & Richard Arcuri of Tampa, Angela & Ian King of Roswell, GA; and four cherished grandchildren, Christina & Nicholas Arcuri and Sean & Megan King. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions are made to Metropolitan Ministry. Memorial service will be held at University Village, Dec. 3, 2012, at 2 pm, followed by inurnment at St. John's Episcopal Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.segalfuneralhome.com.

MULLINS, Naomi 92, of Brandon, has gone to be with Jesus, Oct. 14, 2012, formerly of Ft. Worth, TX. She has resided in Brandon for 20 years. As a musician, artist, beautician and Scrabble expert, she was a sweetheart and good friend to all who knew her. We will miss her here on Earth, but Heaven is a now better place.

NICKS, Sylvia R. 95, of Brooksville, passed away on Nov. 15, 2012. She is survived by her adoring husband, Roy Nicks. Turner FH / 352-796-3588

PAGAC, Joseph C. "Joe" 89, of Seminole, died Nov. 8, 2012, at Bay Pines VA Health Care System. Joe was a Marketing Director, Real Estate Broker and a longtime Volunteer at Bay Pines. He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, WWII in the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. He was a member of Marine Corps League, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, & Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Hinds-Pagac; daughter, Tina; sons, Larry & Chris; sister, Peggy Ford; 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

PEARSON, Mildred B. "Judy", 89, formerly of Hamilton, OH, passed away Nov. 10, 2012. She was the daughter of John and Barbara Schlenk of Hamilton, OH. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1941. Judy married Ralph L. Pearson, also of Hamilton, on Jan. 19, 1943, in Chandler, Arizona where Ralph was stationed in the military. While raising her children, Judy was the typical stay-at-home mom. She was a member of the PTA, prominent in the boy's Little League Baseball activities, an active member in the First Methodist Church of Hamilton & the Elk's Lodge. After moving to Florida in 1981, Judy became an avid golfer and was a member of the ladies league at the Seminole Lake Country Club. She also belonged to the Sunshine State Golf Association. Judy is survived by her loving husband, Ralph; her son, Dennis and wife, Kay of Evanston, IL; and grandsons, Ryan of Brooklyn, NY, & David of Arlington, VA. Her daughter, Diane, and Judy's parents preceded her death. A private memorial service and burial will be held at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, Dec. 2, 1:30 pm, officiated by Reverend Herbert Freitag of the Clearwater Chapel By The Sea. For biography, photos and to send condolences please visit www.mossfeasterlargo.com

PEREZ, Richard age 66, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 14, 2012 at his home. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Nancy Hale Perez. He was so proud of his four children, Emmet and Stephanie Stevens, Richard Jr. and Diana Perez, Dena and Andrew Raheb, and John and Adriana Perez; eight grandchildren, Desiree Perez, Emmet Stevens Jr., Isabella Stevens, Nathan Raheb, Sadie Raheb, Gabriel Perez, Julian Perez, & Zachary Perez; brother, Paul Perez; & many other loving relatives and friends. Richard was a retired Navy Veteran and retired after 33 years from Americold Logistics. The family will receive friends on Monday, Nov. 19th, 10 am, with service at 11 am, all at Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, 813-931-1833. Burial & military honors to follow at the Sunset Memory Gardens.

POEPPELMEIER, Dorothy 95, Port Richey, died Nov. 16, 2012. Survived by sister, Carrie Ganger; relatives & friends. Member 1st United Methodist Church, Hudson. Burial in OH. Faupel FH/849-9964

PRIBBLE, Clarada C. respected Duplicate Bridge Director in St. Petersburg for 40 years passed away on Nov. 11, 2012. Clarada rode horses, was an expert marksman, helped many people and animals, loved to travel, and had a passion for playing duplicate bridge. She will be buried in Arlington Cemetery with her husband Captain Harry Pribble, who died as a U.S. Marine pilot in 1958. Clarada's parents, Blanche (Courtoy) and Neil Cocking, preceded her in death in 1994 and 1996. Clarada was born in Tampa on Jan. 29, 1931. She is survived by her children, Karan Weaver, Gwendolyn Pribble, Janis Pasiecnik, and Scott Pribble. She has seven grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. She leaves her two cats & many wonderful friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Strays, 2911 47th Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714 or to the Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home (727) 347-6636

RAFAL, Bevalan Cohen 83, passed away on Nov. 15, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Born in the Berkley section of Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Anna Cohen. She was a founding member of Temple Israel in Norfolk, VA., and was recently a member of B'nai Israel in St. Petersburg. She volunteered at Menorah Manor Nursing Home in St. Petersburg. She and her husband owned and operated Mr. Dog Restaurants in downtown Norfolk for many years. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Mischa Rafal. She is survived by her four children, Lynn Kushner & husband, Bruce of Chesapeake, Jerry Rafal & wife, Kathy of Hertford, NC., Marc Rafal & wife, Anne of Austin, TX., and Stephanie Levin & husband, Ron of Troy, MI; 11 grandchildren, Robyn Mansfield & husband, Raleigh, Amy Moore & husband, Paul, Karen Potter & husband, Chris, Lauren Tucei & husband, Joe, David Kushner & wife, Nicole, Jessica Williams & husband, Phil, Cari Fisher & husband, Richard, Emilie Rafal & companion, Kristin Smyth, Jason Rafal, Elayna Levin and Alexandra Levin; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a friend and mentor to the whole family. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 pm Nov. 18 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Granby Street, Norfolk. Rabbi Michael E. Panitz will officiate. The family will gather at the home of Lynn Kushner in Chesapeake following the service. Memorial donations may be made in Bevalan's name to the Freda Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Julius Miller for all of his time and care. The family is forever indebted to her eldest grandchild, Robyn Mansfield and her family for opening their home and providing love and care to "Grandma Florida" in her final months. Friends are invited to send condolences and to sign the online guest book at www.omanfh.com.

REINHOLT, Dr. John J. 80, passed away Nov. 15, 2012. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was the Pas tor of Bible Baptist Church, New Port Richey, graduated from Trinity College, where he received his Honorary Doctorate. He was a former member of the Holiday Rotary. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gretchen "Polly"; son, Jim (Beth) of Kalamazoo, MI; sister, Alice Peterson of Winamac, IN; grandson, Joshua (Casie); and 2 great-grandchildren, Colson and Caleb. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1-4 pm at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home. The service will be Monday, 11 am at the Bible Baptist Church, 6628 Cecelia Dr., New Port Richey. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.

ROWE, Wayne R. 63, of Plant City, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, 2012. He is survived by Dessa his wife of 42 years; children, Marcus Rowe and Shayla Dempsey; 5 grandchildren; 2 brothers and 1 sister. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18th at 3 pm, at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 South, Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Springhead Cemetery, Lakeland. Expressions of condolence at: www.hopewellfuneral.com.

SAMMETINGER, Reverend Carl Arnold 86, of Seminole, passed away Nov. 15, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Michael and Frieda Louise (Berner/Eggers) Sammetinger; two brothers, Frederick and Paul and three sisters, Helene Bauer, Gertrude Hartman, and Esther Andersen. He is survived by Ruth Ann (Kueker) Sammetinger, his wife of 61 years; his sister, Flora Schafenacker (James) of Fort Wayne, Indiana; his son, Timothy Sammetinger (Lynn); his daughters, Lisa Schillinger (James) of St. Petersburg, Kathy Schaaf (Robert) and Janice Goedecke (Gary) of Fort Myers, Lois Whitley (William) of Palm Harbor, and Miriam Bredesen (Thomas) of Three Lakes, Wisconsin; 13 grandchildren and spouses; and many nieces and nephews. Reverend Sammetinger was born in Fort Wayne, IN, attending Concordia Elementary School, Concordia High School, Concordia Junior College, all in Fort Wayne and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. His true joy in life was the planting of mission congregations for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, pastoring churches in Key West, FL; Lewiston, NY; Merritt Island, Miami and Clearwater. Even in death he continues to witness to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ through the message, scriptures, and hymns he chose for his memorial service. Carl was an athlete, playing basketball through seminary years. He later loved tennis, golf, and fishing. He and Ruth enjoyed hiking in the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, and through the Pinellas county parks. Not a day went by without competitively playing cards or board games with family and friends. "Sammy" was always the prankster and had a wonderful sense of humor. A memorial service will be celebrated at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo on Nov. 21, 2012 at 11 am followed by private interment at Serenity Gardens. The family requests memorial donations be made to Lutheran Hour Ministries, Lutheran Bible Translators, or Suncoast Hospice. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, 727-323-5111

SCHWARTZ, Rose 82 of St. Pete Beach. Passed away Nov. 15. Funeral service will be in Charleston, WV. www.davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave/727-381-4911

SHANNON, David A. 68, of Clearwater, Sand Key, passed away Nov. 13, 2012, after a courageous two year battle with inoperable cancer. Born in Surrey, London England during WWII, and raised in Canada. Dave was proud to become a U.S. citizen in 1986. He is survived by his loving wife Michele; his brother, John of Montreal; sons, James and Michael and grandson, Jayden, all living in British Columbia. David's career culminated as a VP of sales and marketing for a major technology company. However, after retiring, he enjoyed a second career in the wine industry. Dave was a very active member of the Board of Directors for the South Beach III condos on Sand Key, and will be remembered for his quick wit, dry sense of humor, love of cruising, and enjoying doing NY Times crossword puzzles under tiki #1 every weekend. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation at www.thehospice.org are appreciated. Family and friends will gather to honor Dave and celebrate his life in January.

SHEETS, Bronard 95, of Tampa, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, 2012. Preceded in death by his wife, Ottie. He is survived by sons, Roger (Ruby) and Ronald (Phyllis); daughter, Retha White (Waller), 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Bronard retired in 1980 from Continental Can Company. The family will receive friends from 10 am until service time at 11 am on Monday Nov. 19th at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave. 813-876-2421. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.

SPANEL, Frank E. 72, of Port Richey, died Nov. 16, 2012. Survived by wife, Joyce, and loving family. Service, 11 am, Tuesday at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.

SRNEC, Clifford 88, of Port Richey, died Nov. 15, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lydia; children, Richard and Teresa; sister, Dorothy; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at a later date. www.prevattfuneralhome.com

STEINBRUCHEL, Armando B., 76, of Treasure Island, died Friday Nov. 9, 2012, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, he came to Wisconsin in 1957 and to Florida in 1984. He graduated a Marine Engineer and later acquired an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife, Maria; his son, Danniel; his granddaughter, Amber; grandson, Erick (Reymi) and their daughter Kireily. He also leaves a brother Rolf and several nieces, nephews, cousins and uncles. A public memorial service will be held at 2 pm, on Nov. 18, 2012 at Anderson McQueen Tribute Center. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made in his name to the AMYLOIDOSIS SUPPORT GROUPS, 232 Orchard Drive Wood Dale, IL 60191 or Amyloidosis Foundation, Inc. 7151 N. Main St. Suite 2 Clarkston, MI 48346

STROHM, John R. "John Boy", 64, formerly of Massillon, OH, passed away Nov. 13, 2012 at the Suncoast Hospice House Brookside in Palm Harbor. John was born on Jan. 15, 1948 in Massillon, OH, to Hazel B. and the late John Edwin Strohm. He was honorably discharged from the Army. John retired as a postal carrier from the St. Petersburg Florida Postal Service. He is survived by his 92 year-old mother, Hazel B. Strohm; wife, Robin Strohm; two children, Dena & Todd; 3 grandchildren; & 1 great-grandson. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 1 pm at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon, OH, with Rev. Elaina Styblo officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 111 pm. The family would appreciate memorials in his name to Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612. Messages of support & comfort may be sent to www.paquelet.com 330-833-3222

SUAREZ, Irene of Ft. Worth, TX, retired Vice Principal of Nolan Catholic High School, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, surrounded by her beloved family. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 am, Saturday at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. A Vigil is at 6 pm, Friday, at Thompson's Harveson & Cole with a visitation to follow. Gifts in Irene's memory may be given to UT Southwestern Medical Center, c/o Dr. J. Michael DiMaio, P.O. Box 91088, Dallas, TX 75391-0888, to support cardiothoracic surgery. Irene Concepcion Lopez was born May 29, 1943, in Tampa, to Emilio and Guillermina Lopez. She was a 1961 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Tampa and earned a B.A. in English and Spanish from Florida State University in 1965 where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. At 16, she met her lifelong love, Kenneth Raymond Suarez, and they married on Jan. 2, 1965. Kenny was signed out of Florida State University by the Kansas City A's and he was part of the original Texas Rangers team in 1972 which brought the family to Arlington. Baseball and the Catholic Church were the center of this family's life. A consummate educator, Irene spent 35 years in Catholic churches and schools, first teaching at St. Maria Goretti, then to Nolan Catholic High School where she was dean of discipline. She and Kenny were founders of Most Blessed Sacrament, where she served as D.R.E., and longtime members of the building committee and eucharistic ministers. Irene was devoted to her Nolan family and many dear friends. She so enjoyed time with her children and grandchildren, whether it was on the beach in Florida or watching her grandson play catcher just like Papa; she was happiest just being with them and Kenny, always. Survived by husband of 47 years, Ken Suarez; daughters, Denise Suarez Tolle and Kendra Suarez; grandchildren, Marylynne Tolle and Griffin Tolle.

TUOHY, Kathleen "Kay" Kay Tuohy passed away at age 100, in Viera, FL, on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012. She was born in County Mayo, Ireland and was preceded in death by her cherished husband, Michael in 1999. They had been married for 62 years. She is survived by two sons, Michael (Pat) of Kennewick, WA, and Dr. Vincent (Marion) of Broadview Heights, OH; two daughters, Margaret (Lee) Thivierge of Floral Park, NY, and Patricia (Dr. Robert) Hackett of Melbourne; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Kay and her husband Mike spent their lives in service to their community and church. Kay moved from Clearwater to Palm Bay Florida seven years ago and when her health declined a year ago she moved to Watersong Retreat in Viera where she passed away. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Michael the Archangel Church or The St.Vincent DePaul thrift store. There will be a mass to celebrate her life at St. Michael the Archangel Church on Monday, Nov. 19 at 1 pm . Visitation is Monday at 11 am at Eternal Rest Funeral Home, Belcher Road, Dunedin.

VICK, Richard Timothy 53, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 12, 2012. He is survived by loving family. He was loved and will be forever missed. Words of comfort at: floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

WALTERS, Carol Elaine Gerhardt, 71, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14th. She is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren. Neptune Society

WEIGEL, Helen 97, of Tampa, passed away at John Knox Village. She was born in Newark, OH, and came to Tampa in 1997, from Atlanta, GA. She is survived by her son, Richard Weigel of Colorado; 3 daughters, Pat Michaels of Colorado, Frances Cahall of Ohio, Virginia Kitko of Georgia; her brother, Don Weigel of Ohio; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons South Tampa / 813-835-4991

YEARY, Sara Ann 81, passed away in Ocala, FL, on Nov. 15, 2012. She is pre-deceased by her husband of 49 years, Carl. The day she passed is their 63 wedding anniversary. She is survived by her 3 sons Craig, Terry and Steven; her grandchildren, Kristofer, Matthew, Chad and Jason; and great-grand-children, Caleb, Abigail, Jonah and Leilana. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and was loved by all as well. A spring beach memorial service will be planned. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478-4860.

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