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Published Nov. 19, 2012

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:

APPLE, Cora Ellen McCue "Coke" passed away on Nov. 15, 2012, at Brookside Hospice House, Palm Harbor. Coke was born March 8, 1914, in Johnstown, PA. She graduated from Curwensville, PA, High School and Clarion State College and was a teacher in Curwensville. She was a member of Curwensville Presbyterian Church and Rhoda Rebekah Lodge. After retirement, Coke moved to Top of the World, Clearwater, and was active at Trinity Presbyterian Church. In 1996, Coke moved to St. Mark Village, Palm Harbor, and joined St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Dunedin. She volunteered at St. Mark's teaching local children and helping in the Alzheimer's Unit. Coke was a loving mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Helen Grove McCue, her former husband Harold "Bud" Apple, and her sisters Lucille Cameron and Betty Bonsall. She is survived by her children, Harry (Sue), Beverly and Edward; her sisters, Ruth Joy, Lois Crites (William) and Jean McCue; her grandchildren, Christine Countryman (Keith), Dale (Diane) and Kenneth (Tabitha) Apple and her great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Rebecca Renteria. Cremation is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark Village Continuing Care Fund of St. Andrews Church, Dunedin. Memorial Service St. Mark Village, Tuesday Nov. 20th at 2 pm. NCS Clearwater

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

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

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

CARPENTER, Paul 80 of Brooksville passed away Nov. 17, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Jane Carpenter; loving family and friends. Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991

CHIORGNO, Donald J. 74, of New Port Richey, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. North Meadowlawn Funeral Home

CHRISOMALIS, Gus 61, of Holiday, died Nov. 17, 2012. Survivors: sons, Angelo, Terry; siblings, Kostoulo Kousoulas, Helen Chalastaras, Anastasia Katsaros, George Chrisomalis. Dobies FH-Holiday

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

DeLEO, Antoinette M. "Toni", 81, of Sun City Center, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at South Bay Hospital with her loving husband at her side. Born in Cleveland, OH, on May 16, 1931, Toni was a retired Registered Nurse, receiving her Master Degree from St. Louis University, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Dr. Bernard C. DeLeo of Sun City Center; daughters, Mary Catherine (Dr. Mark) Uggeri of Kalamazoo, MI, Elizabeth (Donald) Gibbs of Omaha, NE; sons, Bernard C. (Rebecca) DeLeo, Jr. of Falls Church, VA, John D. DeLeo of Dublin, OH, and Paul C. (Amanda) DeLeo of Baltimore, MD and daughter Claire (Michael Wand) DeLeo of Boulder, CO; 12 grandchildren and a sister Concetta 'Tina' Garland of Mentor, OH. A Memorial Mass will be said on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 11 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Sun City Center, and a Gathering of friends on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, from 4-6 pm at the Sun City Center Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, family request that donations be made in her name to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by: Sun City Center Funeral Home 813-634-9900

EBELING, Carl 77, of Brooksville, died Nov. 15, 2012. He is survived by his son Alan Ebeling of Tampa and sister Elda Bowles of Illinois. Visit: to leave condolences.

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

FLEMMING, Mary Lacovaro 87, of Timber Pines - Terrace View Village in Spring Hill, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, surrounded by her loving family and the caring staff of the HPH Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. She was born on March 13, 1925, in Washington, D.C. and was a resident of Crofton, MD, till 1975 when she moved to Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Carmela Lacovaro and her son, Tom Flemming. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Bill; her son, Bill; daughter, Diana, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9 am at St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Family suggests memorials be made in Mary's name to HPH Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. Pinecrest Funeral Home

FRANKEL, Florence 88, of Treasure Island, left to join her husband Jack, of 63 years in Heaven on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. She served in the US Navy in WW II. She and her husband lovingly raised three children, Jill Chapman, Dr. Jon Frankel, and Cpt. Jeff Frankel, who survive her. Additional survivors include her six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her brother; four sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20th at 1 pm at Memorial Park Cemetery.

GANGE, William Born July 22, 1933, in Newark, NJ, passed away Nov. 22, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Bill is preceded in death by his son Billy and survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Margaret; his daughters, Jackie and Michelle; his grandchildren, Alex, Danielle and Billy; his mother, Nancy DelSordo; his sister, Joy Perillo, as well as many other loving relatives and friends all of whom will miss him tremendously. Bill retired as a Colonel in the US Army in 1981, then worked for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, retiring from there in 2003. The Gange family invites family and friends to share in a Funeral Mass at 10 am on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Attention Home, 2995 Union Street, Clearwater, FL 33759.

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.

GREEN, Harry T. 91, of St. Petersburg, passed away Nov. 14, 2012, at Dolphinview Nursing Hom in South Pasadena. For service informaton & full obituary visit:

HARRIS, Arden 84, of Oldsmar, died Nov. 18, 2012. Survived by daughter, Christy (Don) Fisher; son, Mark Harris; grandchildren, Brett & Carly. Dobies FH-Tarpon

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.

MENDES, Beverly J. 70, of Pinellas Park, joined her family in Heaven Nov. 17, 2012. For service information and a full obituary please visit:

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.

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

POLLOCK, George B. 91, of Largo, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Memorial Services Dec. 1st, Saturday 10 am at Moss Feaster, Largo, 727-562-2080. Condolences offered at:

RUMORE, Lazara (Lachi) Ruiz, 88, native of Ybor City, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, Angelo. She is survived by her loving son, Angelo Jr. and wife Mercy; her granddaughter, Dolores Skanks and husband Joe; great-granddaughters, Chelsea and Casey Skanks; sister, Dora Marchese and several nieces and nephews. She was a singer with the Al LaRocca Band for many years. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Boza & Roel Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

SCALISE, Alfredo 84, of Lutz, passed away Nov. 15, 2012. Survived by loving family & friends. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar, FL. 813-855-2439

SCHMITT, Loretta R. 81, died Fri. Nov. 16 2012, at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. Viewing Fri. Nov. 23, 11 am until 12 pm at the funeral home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Fl.

SPIEGEL, Mildred L. 86, of New Port Richey, died Nov. 17, 2012. Survivors: siblings, Marjorie Haight, Charles & Wilbur Haight; 1 niece & 1 nephew. Dobies FH-7 Springs/

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

TYRRELL, James Stephen "Steve", 90, died Saturday, Nov. 17. Steve was a long time program director at WEDU-TV and a familiar face to viewers during the station's fund-raising drives. He was born in Chicago, IL, and moved to Florida after serving in the Army Air Corps during WWII as a radio operator in India and China. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago in classical languages and received his master's degree in education from the University of Florida. Steve was a founding member of St. Jude's Catholic Church and remained active in the parish throughout his life, serving as a Eucharistic Minister, altar server, speaker at Cursillo weekends, and provider of communion to the homebound. He received the St. Jude Medal Award from Bishop Robert Lynch in 2010. As a volunteer, he raised funds for Pregnancy Plus and transported patients for the American Cancer Society. In the early '50s, Steve taught at Lealman Junior High School, where he met his first wife, Grace. She predeceased him in 1984. His second wife, Regina, predeceased him in 2011, as did his daughter Mary Ellen in 1994. He was assistant principal at Tyrone Junior High School before moving to WEDU. Steve enjoyed performing in Little Theater and Children's Theater productions. He is survived by sons, Michael (Kristi), James (Leah) and John (Sarah) and his daughter, Stephanie. He has seven grandchildren, Rebecca, Andrew, Kelly, Katie, Alec, Jimmy, and Austin. He was devoted to the family of Regina Kenney Tyrrell, Elaine (Steve), Joyce, John (Judy) and Lisa (Jay) and grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (Our Lady's Chapel) on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 5-7 pm, with a prayer service at 6 pm. Funeral Mass will be 1 pm Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Our Lady's Chapel. A special thanks to the staff at Suncoast Hospice House Woodside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Association or Retarded Citizens of Putnam County in Palatka or Suncoast Hospice House Woodside. Online memorial & guestbook @ Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 727-321-3321

UNDERWOOD, Charles 78, of Tampa, died Nov. 16. Services, Tues., 10 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Burial at Trinity Memorial Gardens. Visit: to leave condolences. Brewer & Sons/813-887-4991

WESLEY, Deacon William 59, of St. Petersburg, departed this life on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memories, a devoted wife, Delores L. Wesley and his children: Angenetta Mangum, Marcus Wesley (preceeded him in death; 2 stepsons, Mark Sanders and Samuel Sanders III; 7 grandchildren and sisters, Monice Wesley Cynthia Robinson, Sequita Knight and Venecia Moore; a brother, Archie Solomon; a special niece, Tuwollar Mobley. He graduated from Lakewood High School and SPJC. He served 5 years in the US Navy. He was employed at Xerox Coporation. He was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

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.