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ACQUARO-GERG, Marie Of St. Petersburg, passed away unexpectedly on Monday Nov. 13, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard Gerg; 2 daughters, Amy-Lynn Acquaro, Katelyn Marie Gerg and her grandson Anthony Frank Acquaro; mother, Elaine Acquaro; brothers, James, Mark, Michael and her sister Helen. A viewing will be held at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home on Monday Nov. 19, 2012, at 2201 9th Street North St. Petersburg, FL, from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday Nov. 20, 2012, at 1600 54th Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL at 11 am.

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:

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

AMHAUS, Gordon Arthur "Gordy", 65, of Brandon, passed away Nov. 11, 2012. He was predeceased by his parents, Elroy and Armella Amhaus. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Amhaus; son, Eric Amhaus & daughter-in-law, Catie Amhaus; son, Craig Amhaus & daughter-in-law, Hattie Amhaus; four grandchildren, Ian, Alayna, Piper and Jackson; brothers, Glenn Amhaus and Dean Amhaus. Gordy was always the consummate gentleman who relished time with his family. Hearing Sherry's laugh and planning their next trip was something that always brought him happiness. It was the joy and pride of seeing his children and grandchildren that gave him great hope. Through every adversity that he faced he always saw the best in life. It was his outlook that will leave a lasting impression with everyone that had the opportunity to know and love him. A memorial service will be held in Philadelphia at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caring Voice Coalition, Inc., 8249 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116, or to Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Stowers Funeral Home Brandon, Florida

ANDERSON, Karolina 90, of Dover, passed away Nov. 13, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Anderson. She is survived by her son, Gerhard Anderson; daughter, Della Randolph; three grandchildren, Corey, Ryan and Kevin Randolph; her family in Germany; and her caregiver, Ms. Ana Croskey, who faithfully took care of Karolina around the clock for seven years. A special thanks to Sally Logan, Vickie Harrison, Pastor Jamie Westlake, Annie Lazarique, Iliana Gonzalez, Ms. Daisy, Dona Smith, Lynn Leon with the Hospice Aqua Team, and the caring staff of DSI Dialysis Clinic in Brandon. A memorial service will take place at 11 am, Friday, Nov. 23 at the First United Methodist Church of Brandon where she was a member. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice. Stowers Funeral Home Brandon, Florida

BANCROFT, Frederick 94 of Homosassa, passed Nov. 7, 2012, in Brooksville, FL, a Inurnment service will be held on Nov. 24, at 1:30 pm at Fountains Memorial Park Cemetery. Strickland Funeral Home

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

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:

BIERBOWER, Fairalee L. "Faye", 92, of St. Petersburg, passed away Nov. 15, 2012 at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born June 17, 1920 in Lulu, FL. She was a 1938 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and a 1942 graduate of Mound Park Hospital School of Nursing. She retired from nursing in 1982 from Bayfront Medical Center as an Assistant Director of Nursing. She is survived by her son, Stewart Bierbower (Dolores); her daughter, Nancy Schoenfelder (Robert); sisters, Marjorie Footlick and Martha Jane Hopson; brother, Martin Blackwelder (Peggy); and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and their familes. There will be a viewing at the Brett Funeral Home on Nov. 20th, 6-8 pm, with a chapel service Nov. 21st, at 10 am. Internment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Online guestbook available at

BODINE, Arlene May 63, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, with her family by her side. Please visit 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. ( 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

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.

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

BUTLER, Charles "Cliff" 86, of Pinellas Park, Passed away Nov. 14, 2012. He moved here in 1934 from his native Jacksonville, GA. He owned and operated Butler's Nursery in Pinellas Park and raised cattle, catfish and trees at his farm in Lake County. Cliff was a Navy Veteran of WWII and a member of F.N.G.A. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; a son, Charles R. (Debra) Butler; daughters, Barbara (Joe) Manarino and Janet (Ken) Jensen; a sister, Peggy Poston; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great granddaughters. A celebration of life will be held at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st St. Seminole, FL at 2 pm Saturday, Nov. 24th with Military Honors to follow at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Irving Park Baptist Church or Suncoast Hospice Foundation.

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

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.

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.

CRUICKSHANK, Agnes E. 85, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 15, 2012. She was born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies and grew up in Lower Edinboro. She moved to Tampa 22 years ago and was later joined by her husband, Clive Cruickshank. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Clive Cruickshank. Survivors include her six daughters; two sons; grandchildren; great-grand-children; sister, Eletha Wilson of Lower Edinboro; as well as many nieces, nephews and other loving family members. She was a very kind and peace loving person who was deeply loved and will be missed. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 2-5 pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa, 33635 with a funeral Mass on Monday, Nov. 19 at 10 am at Incarnation Catholic Church, 8220 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 33615 with entombment to follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater. Please sign the online guestbook at

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

DIGGS, Col. Thomas I. "Tommy", 92, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away Nov. 3, 2012. Born in Washington, DC March 22, 1920, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Doris, of 48 years. Survivors include his son, Jon F. Diggs of Boise, ID; his grandchildren, Jonathan & Maria of Albuquerque, NM; and 5 great-grand-children. Col. Diggs made the U.S.A.F. his career, (1942-1971) starting in WWII with the 8th Air Force in England, surviving being shot down over France two days after D-Day. He retired in 1971, living in Washington DC, Rio Rancho, NM, and Sun City Center, FL, with summers in Kenne-bunkport, ME. He lived a good and full life in service to his country and family. Burial will be beside his wife in Rio Rancho, NM. In lieu of flowers, thank a veteran. Arrangements handled by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL 813-634-9900

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

ENGWALL, Maxine R. 84, of Clearwater, passed away, Nov. 16, 2012. She is survived by five children; three grandchildren; and two granddogs. Neptune Society

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.

FEE, Francis J. 83, of Treasure Island, passed away Nov. 16, 2012. Born in the Bronx, NY, he came here in 1991 from Westwood NJ. Francis worked as a steam fitter in the construction industry. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Patricia; sons, Francis Joseph (Kerry), Christopher (Janice) and Brian (Cindy); daughters Phyllis Hanford and Donna Burke (William); brother Charles; and 11 grandchildren, Kyle, Courtney, Casey, Caitrin, Shannon, Derek, Lauren, Brian, Paul, Gregory and Sean. Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 11 am until 12:30 pm at David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. Funeral Mass will follow at 1 pm, in the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (Our Ladies Chapel). Entombment will follow at Serenity Gardens in Largo. Online guestbook available at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave 727-381-4911

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

GONZALEZ, Mario 91, of Tampa, passed away on Nov. 17, 2012. He is preceeded in death by his wife and soul-mate, Gloria. He is survived by his daughters, Gilda Gonzalez and Debbie Staebell and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held 11 am Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery. Boza & Roel Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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.

HARDEE, Lucille 85, of St. Petersburg, passed away Nov. 14, 2012. She was born in Cambridge, MD, and moved here in 1949. Lucille was an RN and worked at St. Anthony's, Bay Pines and retired from St. Petersburg General Hospital. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Wesley; her sister, Emily Wilbur; neice, Patti Wilbur; nephew, Jon Wilbur (Necia) and their five children. She will be missed by her loving family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 11 am until service time at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. R. Lee Williams & Son 49th St. No./727-527-1177

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

HOWLETT, Ronald 79, dedicated husband, father and caregiver, of Sun City Center, passed away Nov. 13, 2012. He was a member of St John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center. Survivors include brothers, Fred Howlett, Henry Howlett, Vic Howlett, and David Howlett; son, Michael Howlett; granddaughter, Shelby (Jeff) Howlett Feinberg and great- grandson Finn Feinberg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Memorial Garden Fund at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E., Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements by: Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL 813-634-9900

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

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.

KURNIK, John C. 88, of Safety Harbor, passed away Nov. 16, 2012. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater, FL 33759. Flowers, gifts and online tribute at:

LOGGINS, Kenneth Charles 48, of Seminole, died Nov. 14, 2012. He was born & raised in St. Petersburg & employed at Cavaform Tool & Die. He enjoyed scuba diving, nascar, fishing, hockey & good times. He was predeceased by his father, James. Kenneth was a great husband, father & friend. Survivors: wife, Angela; sons, Nicholas & James; mother, Florence Loggins of NC; aunt, Brenda Pflug; in-laws, Richard & Janice Smith. Celebration of Life, Nov. 20th, 3 pm at Lewis W. Mohn FH, 9700 Seminole Blvd.

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

LOWE, Michael R. 56, of Brooksville, died Nov. 16, 2012. He is survived by many loving family members. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville, 352-796-6699.

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 to sign the guest book and view his life story. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202

MAHONEY, Brian Long time Tampa Bay resident passed away Tuesday Nov. 13, 2012, after a brief illness in Ft. Worth, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rita Mahoney of Tampa; his wife, Christy Mahoney of Ft. Worth, TX, and a sister Michelle Meroth also of Tampa. He is survived by one son, Taylor Mahoney of Tampa and a step-daughter Wendy Peele of North Carolina. Survivors also include sisters, Lauren Fuller (Ted), Candace Burroughs (John) and many nephews. Brian graduated from Robinson High School. He was U.S Navy veteran and retired from GTE/Verizon after many years of service. Brian enjoyed fishing, camping, Nascar and watching football with friends. Services are pending.

MAHONEY, Brian Long time Tampa Bay resident passed away Tuesday Nov. 13, 2012, after a brief illness in Ft. Worth, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rita Mahoney of Tampa; his wife, Christy Mahoney of Ft. Worth, TX, and a sister Michelle Meroth also of Tampa. He is survived by one son, Taylor Mahoney of Tampa and a step-daughter Wendy Peele of North Carolina. Survivors also include sisters, Lauren Fuller (Ted), Candace Burroughs (John) and many nephews. Brian graduated from Robinson High School. He was U.S Navy veteran and retired from GTE/Verizon after many years of service. Brian enjoyed fishing, camping, Nascar and watching football with friends. Services are pending.

MARTIN, Evangeline 92, of St. Petersburg, joined Our Lord on Oct. 23, 2012. Survived by loving daughter, Barbara, nieces and nephews. Blessed Trinity

MARTINEZ, Helen 86, of Spring Hill, died Nov. 17, 2012. Visit, Nov. 19, from 10-1 Seven Hills Chapel with a Service at 1 pm. For full obit see Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

MILLER, Frances M. 91, of Palm Harbor, died Nov. 15. Viewing, Nov. 21 at 9:30 am. Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 am, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Palm Harbor.

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

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

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

REEDER, Nancy 56, of Brooksville, died Nov. 10, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Reeder of Pennsylvania. Merritt F.H., Brooksville, 352-796-6699.

SALERNO, Raffaela L. "Rae" 84, New Port Richey, died Nov. 16, 2012. Survived by daughters, Phyllis & Rosann; sister, Pauline; 4 grands. Grace Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

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

SanMARTIN, Raul, M.D. Died Nov. 13, 2012. Survived by wife, Shirley; children, Ed, Dan, Marta, Ben, and Virginia; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Details at:

SCHULTZ, John Stanley 63, died Nov. 14, 2012. Survived by wife, Teresa; daughters Jennifer & Nicole; sister, Margaret; & grandchildren. Funeral services, Nov. 18, 2 pm, Anona Methodist Church.

SCOLES, Clarice A. 88, died Nov. 16, 2012. Preceded in death by husband, Robert. Survived by sons, Robert (Barb), Thad (Marcia); daughter, Kathy Judd; 10 grands; 12 great-grands. NCS

SPICER, Megan 23, of New Port Richey, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 3, 2012. A memorial celebration will be held Nov. 24 at 1 pm at River of Praise church in New Port Richey. Megan was very involved with the youth programs at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to River of Praise to benefit the Youth Programs. River of Praise, 5320 Palmetto Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34652. 727-849-2762 Dobies FH, 7 Springs Chapel.

TARR, William Lewis, Sr. Of Inglis, FL, died on Nov. 15, 2012. William was born and raised in Ithaca, NY, born of Charles and Helen Tarr. He graduated second in his class from Cornell in 1958. His served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War in Air Sea Rescue. Survived by daughters, Caroline Brown and Julie Tarr; son, William Tarr Jr. and two grandchildren, Darby and Maverick Zoccali. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 21st at Hope Church, 7100 142nd Ave N, Largo, FL. Please sign the guestbook at:

TERRACIANO, Lucille R. of New Port Richey, passed away at home on Nov. 14, 2012. Remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

TOWNSEND, Peggy 42, of Tampa, passed away on Nov. 13, 2012. She is survived by her father, Oyd Cade along with her many family and friends. Peggy will be forever loved and missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at: Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

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.

WARRINGTON, Charles Elzey Jr., 92, of Lutz, Florida completed his extraordinary journey through life on Nov. 14, 2012. He lived life to the fullest and was loved by his family, sister, Peggy Bristow; children, Charles & Donna Warrington, Gail & John Mayo and Yvonne Warrington; grandchildren, Karry Mayo and Ryan Mayo; great-grandson, Jackson Miller-Mayo; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Condolences may be expressed online at MacDonald Funeral Home Tampa, FL 813-933-4950

WILLIAMS, Donald A. 79, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Nov. 17, 2012. Visitation from 1-4 pm, Nov. 20, 2012 at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.

WILTFANG, Charles M. 83, of Clearwater, died Oct. 30, 2012. Survived by a loving family. Service Nov. 20th at 1 pm at Moss Feaster, Largo, FL 727-562-2080. Condolences at

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.

YOUNG, Mickey M. 66, of Homosassa, passed away on Nov. 14, 2012, at his home. A native of Clearwater, he was born Jan. 17, 1946, to Victor and Dorothy (Carr) Young. Mickey wore many hats during his lifetime, though it was not long enough. His life was cut way too short. He did commercial fishing with his father for a number of years and also helped him in his licensed painting business. He even helped him paint the Belleview Biltmore in Clearwater. He was also a ditch digger, concrete block layer, construction worker, bookkeeper, commercial fisherman and crabber. He and his wife of 36 years also owned a retail mom and pop grocery/deli store called Combo Carry Out in Ozona, FL. He also owned his own shrimp boat for a number of years and had a retail bait and tackle store and wholesale supplies for bait stores from Ruskin to Steinahatchee, FL. He did not want to depend on Mother Nature for his living anymore, so he and his wife Melody decided to drive an 18-wheel truck for a living that lasted for 10 years. They drove as a team for Werner Trucking. When Mickey could no longer drive a truck due to his health, he retired and worked around their home in Homosassa, FL. He took care of the house, did the shopping, cleaning and all the cooking so his wife could go to school to become an RN. She now works for Hospice of Citrus County in Homosassa, FL. Mickey leaves behind his wife, Melody; two daughters, Vicki Moore and husband Gary of St. Petersburg; Carri McIver and husband Mikey and their two children Connor and Hannah, of Keller, TX, and many cousins from Citrus County including Ed, Evelyn and Ruth Ann Brannen of Dunnellon, FL; Tex (Ruben) Beales of Dunnellon, FL and many, many others. His family was his life and he will be greatly missed by all. Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tues., Nov. 20th at 10:30 am at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa with Chaplain Jonathan Beard of Hospice of Citrus County officiating. Interment will follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater at 3 pm Friends will be received on Mon., Nov. 19th from 6-8 pm at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution to a charity of your choice or to Hospice of Citrus County, 8471 W. Periwinkle, Homosassa, FL 34446