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ANCONA, Marie B. 85, formerly of Long Island, NY, passed away peacefully Nov. 15, 2012. She was in the very loving & caring hands of Gulfside Regional Hospice. Her remains will be interred in NY. Service will be private.

BOWER, Andrea Rose "Peachie" age 13, of Riverview, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Andrea was a kind, compassionate and a free-spirited young lady who aspired to work with various charities and travel the world exploring other cultures. She was a student at Giunta Middle School and loved art, writing poetry & short stories & taking care of animals. Andrea is survived by her loving family, mother, Katharine Bower; brother, Jacob; grandmother, Jennifer Northcott; aunt, Heather Bower; great-grand-parents, Jack & Joyce Bower; great-aunts and uncles, Jack (Beverly) Bower Jr., Jon Bower, Jeff Bower, Janice (Dennis) Bennett, James Bower and Joy Tolbert; several cousins and friends; and James and Alana Williams. There will be a celebration of Andrea's life on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 7 pm, at the Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, the family will begin greeting guests one hour prior. The family is requesting that the guests wear purple or a bright color to celebrate Andrea's life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a local animal shelter or wildlife conservation fund. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory (813)677-9494

BOWMAN, Veronica "Roni" 62, of Tampa, born Nov. 17, 1950 entered into eternal rest Nov. 17, 2012. She is survived by her husband Joe Bowman; four daughters, Shawn Martineau (David), Michelle Striker Roller (Len Hooker), Jennifer Hardy (Jimmie) and Tonya Rich; two brothers, Gerard Beausejour and John Beausejour (Ellen); two sisters, Mary Brambila (Jose) and Antoinette Dell (Rodney; twelve grandchildren, Angelica Heuer, Sarah Roller, Morgan Rose Martineau, Hannah Frazier, Lenzo Canty III, Jaileigh Hardy, Aleah Striker, Jonah Hardy, Danika Striker, Jennavieve Hardy, Jonathan Rich and Jordan Rich-Rogers. Funeral services will be 11 am, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at Lake Carroll Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior to service. Graveside service will take place at 2:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Swilley Funeral Home 813-932-6157

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, Donald D. Sr. 66, of Port Richey, died Nov. 19, 2012. Survived by sons, Donald Jr. & Brian; and sister, Marie. Dobies FH-Congress

BRYANT, Julia E. 80, of St. Petersburg passed away Nov. 17, 2012. Born in Augusta GA, Julia was a longtime resident of St. Petersburg, and was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School. She worked for many years in real estate. Julia was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Women's League. Survivors include her sons, Warren and Homer; daughter Catherine Nirella (Tim); sister Margaret Wilson; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by son, Thomas Bryant. Visitation will be Tuesday (today) Nov. 20, 2012 from 4-6 pm at David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg, where funeral services will be 2 pm Wednesday. Burial will follow in Royal Palm Cemetery-South. Flowers appreciated, or donations may be made to PARC. Online guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave 727-381-4911

CHATHAM, Freda Gail age 62, of Crystal River, passed away Nov. 18, 2012. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory Crystal River.

CLARK, Donna 51, of New Port Richey, died Nov. 16, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Tony; son, Daniel McConaghy. Coastal Cremations, New Port Richey, 727-645-6975

CURRY, Nancy L. 68, of Holiday, died Nov. 16, 2012. Survived by son, Victor Crossman; daughter, Alice Dalena; stepdaughter, Debbie Ross; 3 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Hudson

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

DIAZ, Ophelia J. "Ofi" joined her Lord Jesus Christ in heaven Nov. 17, 2012. Ofi was a native of Tampa and the descendant of Spanish immigrants who arrived in Tampa over 100 years ago. Ofi was a graduate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School and a devout Catholic. Ofi worked at Knight & Wall, Florida Dairy & Town 'N Country Walk-In-Clinic. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Josefa Rodriguez; her parents, Manuel & Sofia Rodriguez Diaz; her brother, Manuel A. Diaz and her caring & loving niece, Debra C. Rivera and her husband, Hector L. Rivera. Ofi had a knack for attention to detail, a sharp memory and enjoyed a good wager or two. She was a fixture at many parish bingo games and for nearly three decades enjoyed spending Saturday nights with her father and nephew at Tampa Jai-Alai. She also was an avid fan of the University of Notre Dame and often bickered with her nieces and nephew about the Fighting Irish versus their respective alma maters. Ofi is survived by two sisters, Mercy D. Cannella and Stella D. Hammerschlag; her niece, Jo Ann Cardillo and Jo Ann's daughters, Brittney & Megan Cardillo; her nephew, Joseph F. Cannella and his wife, Theresa and their sons, Joseph A. and Matthew R. Cannella; her nieces, Christine & Cheryl Hamme-rschlag; and a great-nephew, Hector J. Rivera & his wife, Hadley and their sons, Hector G. & Hudson J. Rivera. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1711 E. 11th Ave, with family receiving friends from 9 am, until time of Mass. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joseph F. Cannella, Joseph A. Cannella, Matthew R. Cannella, Hector J. Rivera, Ralph Garcia III and Robert Ammon. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1711 E. 11th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605 in Ofi's memory. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home 813-237-3345

ELLIOTT, William J. "Bill" 75, of Valrico, entered into eternal rest on Nov. 18, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Elaine; 4 children, Reed Elliott, Robyn Fodor (Andre), Shannon Carl (Michael) and Jennifer Machristie (Toby); 8 grandchildren; 3 sisters, 1 brother, 1 sister-in-law, and 3 brothers-in-law. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters. A Celebration of Life will be held on Nov. 21 at 3 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S, Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. In lieu of flowers donations to LifePath Hospice, 12973 Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. Expressions of condolence at

FORSYTHE, Donna L. (Speary- Wilfeard), 78, of St. Petersburg, passed away Nov. 16, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Predeceased by her loving parents, Frederick and Lois Speary, Rochester, NY, and brother Frederick. Survived by husband, Hugh "Casey" Forsythe; her children, Karen, Ronald, Chris (Jean), Craig (Nancy), Scott; her grandchildren, Travis, Austin, Ryan, Cory, Noel, Collin (Terri) and Maxwell and two great-grandsons. Extended family, Carl (Sandy) Forsythe, Hugh (Lauren) Forsythe, Linda Boncher and their families, many dear friends. Donna was a 1953 graduate of Charlotte High School, an Eastman Kodak retiree and a boat enthusiast. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Suncoast Hospice 5771 Roosevelt Blvd Clearwater, FL 33760

GOLDSTEIN, Betty formerly Betty Rybski of Largo passed away Nov. 17, 2012 at the age of 83. She was born April 17, 1929 in Herrin, IL and was a beautiful spirit, treasured by her family and friends. Our loving angel has taken flight and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her sister; seven daughters; sons- in-law; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Service will be held on Nov. 20, at 10 am at Anona Methodist Church in Largo. In lieu of flowers please donate to the AUMC visitation ministries.

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:

GUERRA, Nelsa E. 80, of Wesley Chapel, passed away on Nov. 18, 2012. She is survived by her loving family. Arrangements by Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel

GUNTER, Oswald E. 89, passed Oct 17, 2012. Survived by loving family. Visitation, Nov 23 from 5 to 6 at 280 Mariner Blvd. Religious Service to commence at 6 pm. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

HARRIS, Catherine Mary 92, of Tampa, passed away on Nov. 17, 2012. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on Feb. 12, 1920 to Thomas & Cecelia Murray. She is survived by her daughters, Catherine M. Haynes & Margaret Harris of Tampa; granddaughter: Catherine Rayburn & great-great-grand-sons, Sean & Evan. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home 813-835-4991

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, & David Howlett; son, Michael Howlett; granddaughter, Shelby (Jeff) How-lett Feinberg; 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. East, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home Sun City Center (813) 634-9900

JOHNSON, Karl Erik 38, of Port Richey, passed away Nov 17, 2012. He was predeceased by his father, Nelson Johnson. He is survived by his large and loving family, daughter Brittany Johnson; mother, Carol Johnson; sisters, Lynn Von Arx and Dianna Sassatelli; brothers, Curtis Johnson, John Johnson, and Donald Johnson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark Chircop, Jim Sassatelli, Kelly Johnson, & Heather Johnson; grandparents, Curtis & Anita Kennedy and 17 nieces and nephews. Karl courageously served eight years in the U.S. Army, he was a loving father, son, and brother. Memorial contributions should be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at There will be a Memorial in his honor at St. Michaels Catholic Church on SR52 at 9 am Tuesday Nov. 20, 2012. Dobies FH, 7 Springs Chapel

KACKLEY, Gale 77, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 17, 2012. A Tampa native, Gale graduated from Hillsbo-rough High School. She is survived by her son, Jim (Robin); daughter, Theresa Pietro; son-in-law, Joe Pietro; grand-daughters, Jaime and Chelsea Kackley of Ft. Myers, and Angelah Pietro. There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, 1 pm, with interment to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Please visit the online guestbook at:

KETCHAM, Walter M. age 86, of Beverly Hills, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory Crystal River.

KIRKLAND, Kathleen M. age 82, of Hernando, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at her home under Hospice. Private arrangements are under the care of the Strickland Funeral Home Crystal River.

LaMONT, Betty Marjorie 89, of New Port Richey, passed Nov. 14, 2012. Survived by sons, Lowell & James. Services 8 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 20, Grace Memorial Gardens & FH.

LANGAN, Mary Clare was carried by angels into eternal life on Nov. 10, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, NY, on June 14, 1935, Mary graduated from Clearwater High School in 1953 and FSU in 1957. For 9 years she worked at University of Florida, until her desire to explore the world sent her to Fairbanks, AK, where she built a log cabin. In 2009, Florida called Mary back to settle in Largo, where she continued to write under the pen name of Penny Parnell. Survivors include her sister, Kathleen Lefferson (Pete); nieces & nephews, Thomas Langan (Melanie), Jane Langan, Mary Kathryn, Anne and Edward Lefferson. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Dec. 26, 2012 at 11 am, in Our Lady's Chapel at St. Jude the Apostle Cathedral, 5815 5th Ave N., St. Petersburg. Friends will be received from 10:30 am, until the service. For more info email Donations to the University of Alaska Foundation, P.O. Box 755080, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5080, or the American Heart Association are most appreciated. Online memorial & guestbook can be viewed at:

LEONARDIS, Louis 80, Clearwater, passed Nov. 15, 2012. Survivors wife, Lois; children, Robert, Brian, Steve, Glen, Susan, Beth, 12 grands, 1 great-grand, sister Kathy.

MADDEN, William 91, Tarpon Springs, died Nov. 17, 2012. WWII Marine Corps Veteran. Survivors: children, Cindylee & Charles; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grands. Dobies FH - Tarpon

MATHIS, Earot Eugene 83, of New Port Richey, passed away Nov. 16, 2012. He is survived by his loving family. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home ~ 813-237-3345 ~

MAULLER, Richard J. 76, died Nov. 17, 2012. Visitation Nov. 20, 6-8:30 pm at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Nov. 21 at 10 am.

McPHAIL, Vicki Romand 58, of Jupiter, became an angel on Nov. 18, 2012. She graduated from Central Islip High School in Long Island, NY. She graduated from University of Southern Florida in Tampa. Vicki touched many lives through the restaurants she worked at. Vicki worked on a charter boat that sailed the British Virgin Islands. She loved to play tennis. Vicki was a national baton twirling champion receiving her first award at the age of 3. Vicki will be greatly missed by her husband Oliver "Tom" McPhail; her mother, Dot Acierno; her brother, Thomas Romand; step brothers, Frank Acierno, Ronald Acierno, and James Acierno; step sister, Maria Marmorato; many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a host of supportive friends who she considered family. Vicki is preceded in death by her father, Thomas & her sister, Patricia. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20th from 5-8 pm, Aycock-Riverside Funeral & Cremation Center, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 21st at 10 am, St. Jude Catholic Church, 204 US Hwy 1, Tequesta. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Online condolences may be made by visiting:

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

MIEROP, Audrey D. 71, of Wimauma, passed away Nov. 16, 2012. She retired as a medical film inspector for Trans Media Film Inspection. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Dale H. Mierop Sr.; two sons, Dale H. Mierop Jr. and Kevin Mierop; three daughters, Debbie Schmitt, Janice Faasse and Cathy Faasse; a granddaughter, Kristina Faasse; a grandson, Kyle Faasse; a brother, Roger Sylvester; and a sister & brother-in-law, Marion and Patrick Bolk. The family requests memorials may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home Sun City Center (813) 634-9900

MILLER, Ellen F. 87, of Dover, died Nov. 16, 2012. Survived by daughter, Dorothy Button; a son, Alfred, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Global Mortuary 727-530-3600

MINIX, Thomas Howard Jr. 40, died on Nov. 16, 2012. Survived by wife, Paula; son, Thomas Martin Minix; mother, Wanda; sister, Tina; brother, Chris Minix; father, Thomas Minix. Coastal Cremations, NPR

MINUCCI, Rosemary E. 67, of New Port Richey died Nov. 16, 2012. Survived by daughters, Diane, Roseann; 2 grandchildren; sister, Joan Sisolak. Coastal Cremations, New Port Richey. 727-645-6975

MORRISON, Ralph J. 80, of Palm Harbor, died Monday Nov. 19, 2012. Survived by wife, Joyce; son, Jim; daughter, Dawn; 3 grand-daughters Jessica, Nicole, Cathryn.

MUNSEY, Victoria Lynn age 40, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Nov. 14, 2012. "The pretty lady with the red hair," Victoria had adopted Florida as her home and lived most of her life close to the salt water. The smell of the ocean and the warmth of sun on her skin always brought a smile to her face. She was an exceptional Real Estate agent and a beloved mother. She is survived by her son, Tyler Berger; niece, Rachelle Hippo; best friend, Abel Carrasco; other family & friends. Victoria's infectious laugh & enthusiastic personality made her a memorable face to those who were lucky enough to be a part of her life. She was well known around town for walking her over sized dog Bart along the downtown waterfront & parks. She will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched. A private service will be held at a later date. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home

NEVICO, Hazel Pauline 99, visiting St. Petersburg died on Nov. 17, 2012. Survived by her loving family and friends. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar, 813-855-2439

O'BAUGH, Milburn 78 of Largo, died Nov. 15, 2012. He was a life time member of the American Legion and VFW. Surviving children Niki O'Baugh of Orlando, Robin Mills of Largo, Sylvia England, Jr. O'Baugh, Dennis O'Baugh, all of Knoxville, TN; and several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

OSPALSKI, Sophie 96, of Port Richey, died Nov. 19. Survived by sister, Helen Rubino. Dobies FH/7 Springs

PACENTA, Frances A. 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 in Tallahassee, FL. Born Sept. 14, 1928 in Pottsville, PA, to the late Adele J. (Kovelesky) and Francis "Frank" J. Wapinsky, she attended St. Clair High School and was a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Reading, PA. As a registered nurse, she was drawn to the specialty of geriatric care and spent many years caring for the elderly in nursing homes in both Pennsylvania and Naples, FL. In 1950, she married Robert S. Pacenta of Pottsville, PA, and the family took up residence in St. Clair until moving to Naples in 1974, and later Spring Hill & Safety Harbor. Fran was an avid beachgoer and gardener for much of her life. In her earlier years, she enjoyed dancing to the music of the Big Bands and could outlast most on the dance floor. Fran is survived by her three children; daughters, Lynn Pacenta of Reston, VA, and Deborah Robinson of Tallahassee; and son, Robert C. Pacenta of Gulf Breeze, FL; grandchildren, Christopher Robinson of Atlanta, GA, Mary McDonald of Waterford, CT, Taylor Pacenta & Matthew Pacenta of Gulf Breeze; great-granddaughter, Ava Faith McDonald of Waterford, CT. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; and her brother, Richard Wapinsky. The family will hold a private ceremony to honor Fran's wishes for a burial in the Gulf of Mexico. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Project of Tallahassee.

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

PERKINS, Geoffrey 80, passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2012, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; four children; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Geoff emigrated in 1967 from England and worked as an air brake engineer for locomotives. Geoff had a love for trains and sang in church choirs all his life. Geoff loved gardening, crosswords, puzzles, listening to choir music & traveling. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 15th at 2 pm at St. Catherine's Episcopal Church.

PERRYMAN, Gerald F. 56, died Nov. 17, 2012, at Bay Pines. Survived by sisters, Kathleen Scott & Pamela Bell; brothers, Kenneth & Thomas Perryman. Gee & Sorensen FH/323-5111

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:

PRAGER, Ellen M. 89, of Spring Hill, passed away on Nov. 12, 2012. Ellen is survived by her 4 children, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grand-children. Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo 727-517-2340

REDFORD, Jimmy Davis 65, died Nov. 16. Graveside 1:30pm Thurs., Nov. 29 at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. / 727-381-4911

REID, Fionnuala M. 45, of Palm Harbor, passed away Nov. 18, 2012. Survived by her husband, Matthew; children, Megan, Andrew & Shaun; mother, Bridget Bergin; and siblings, Sean & Trish Bergin. Visitation will be 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Dobies FH-Tarpon Chapel. A Mass will be held 11 am Wednesday at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Suncoast Hospice.

RUPRECHT, Jeanne Marie 69, of Inverness, died Nov 18, 2012. Jeanne's life will be remembered at a Memorial Service, Inverness V.F.W. Post 4337 Nov 24, 1 pm. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.

SANTELLI, Patrick Jr. 86, of Pinellas Park, passed away Nov. 14, 2012. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Pat was a World War II Navy Vet and vice president of two architectural firms. Preceded in death by wife, Angeline. Survived by wife Shelba of 15 years; children, Dianne Checque, Patrick (Sharleen) Santelli, Clare (Dave) Young, & Angela (Dave) Shepard; step children, Regan (Donna) Rice, Greg (Sharon) Rice, Tim (Cheryl) Rice, Kim (Mike) Marshall, & Trina ( Matt) Arturi; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grand-children and best friend, Don Ketterer. Memorial Service is to be at Mainlands Unit 5 Club House on Dec. 1st, at 11 am.

SCHMIT, Robert 80, died Nov. 15, 2012, at home with his family by his side in Tampa. At his request, no service will be held. Mr. Schmit was born April 22, 1932, in New England, ND, to Frank and Edna Schmit. He could accomplish anything he set his mind to do. Mr. Schmit served in the United State Air Force Intelligence Department. He worked many years for Pacific Northwest Bell in Oregon then retired to Florida with his wife Emma. He was a man who liked to stay busy so he went to work for Hillsborough County Sherriff Office in Tampa. His passion other than for his loving wife Emma and his family, was gardening. Robert could grow anything & everything, he truly had a "green thumb." He liked watching football & playing Canasta with his family. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Emma Schmit; daughter, Evelyne Devlin Sprague & her husband Bill, of San Diego, CA, daughter, Tanya Swanson & her husband, Scott, and their children, Ryan, Adam, Tara of Scottsdale, AZ, daughter, Debi Beavers & her husband, Kent and their children, Stefani White & her husband, Dale White, Sheri Castanon & her husband, Pete Castanon of Tampa; son, Dale Anderson & his wife, Cindy of Glendale, AZ, and their children, Eddie & his wife, Cecelia & Melissa of Oregon; brother, Larry Schmit & wife, Eilene of Oregon; sister; Pat Potter & her family of Oregon. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to donations to Hospice.

SCOTT, Mary Ross 90, passed away Nov. 15, 2012. A native of St. Petersburg and a long time member of St. Peters Episcopal Cathedral. She was altar guild directress for many years and a member of the needle point and flower guilds. Mary is survived by her husband of 69 years, George; 2 daughters, Kathy (Ralph) Hancock, Peggy (Dennis) Carter; her brother, Dr. John Ross; 5 grandchildren, Scott (Heather) Hancock, Ross (Dana) Hancock, Denny Carter, Angie Liberati, and Katy Carter; 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, George; her brother, Bill Ross and sister, Peggy Ross Schoonmaker. Visitation will be Friday evening Nov. 23, from 6-8 pm at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. A service will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 at 11 am at St. Peters Episcopal Catherdal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice or St. Peters Cathedral altar guild.

SILLS, Shirley Rose 76, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at St. Anthony's Hospital. She is survived by 3 loving sons, and many grandchildren. A Life Tribute, Gulfport

SLEDGE, Lawrence "Calvin" 88, of Dunedin, died Nov. 17, 2012. Survivors: wife, Connie; daughter, Connie Dean; step-children, Patrick Baker, Lori Dawson, 4 grands, 3 great-grands.

SOLES, Maxine K. 92, of Seminole, passed away at home on Nov. 16, 2012. She is survived by her loving family and friends.

SOTTILE, Edward J. Sr. 80, of Holiday, died Nov. 16, 2012. Survived by daughters, Linda, Mary Ann, Virginia, Margaret; sons, Edward, & Stephen, 14 grands, 2 great-grands. Michels & Lundquist

TOMLINSON, Robert Sr. 71, died at The Villages Hospice House in The Villages, on Nov. 13, 2012. Bob, formerly of Spring Hill, affectionately known as Shoebe, passed away peacefully. Much loved father of Kimberly, Robert, Lisa, Beth and Jaime. A giving man with an outstanding sense of humor, Bob will be sadly missed by all whose lives he touched. Friends are welcome at the celebration of Bob's life at The Upper Deck on Hernando Beach on Nov. 24, 2012 at 8 pm. The family requests any donations be sent to The Villages Hospice House at 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162. Florida Cremation Society.

WALKER, David Jr. of Tampa, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. There will be a graveside service will take place Saturday, Nov. 24th, at 11 am, at Orange Hill Cemetery, 4900 East Chelsea Street. Interment will follow immediately. Born Jan. 23, 1961 to the late David Walker Sr. & Annie Mae Walker. Mr. David Walker Jr. was a lifelong resident of Tampa. He attended the schools of Hillsborough County & worked at Tampa Yacht and Country Club and Walker Security Company. David Walker Jr. leaves to cherish his memories: one daughter, Davonna Standford; his one brother, Nathaniel Walker (Rosie); two sisters, Mae Watson (Lewis) and Virginia Walker; nephews and nieces, Darryl Walker, Kenny Walker, Linda Walker, Katina Walker, Rhonda Walker (Noah), Rufus and Chantel Anderson, Randy Edwards and Joshua McKenzie; two aunts, Earlene Gadson and Carolyn Jones; uncle, Eddie Gadson; and a host of cousins, other family and friends. Remains will repose after 5 pm, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 North Howard Ave. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners.

WARD, Joseph T. 86, New Port Richey died Nov. 16, 2012, USMC veteran. Survived by wife, Teresa; 5 sons; 1 daughter; 5 grands. Private service at Florida National Cemetery. Michels & Lundquist

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 U.S. Navy. He was employed at Xerox Coporation. He was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Service Today, 12 Noon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Interment: Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison, FL. Lawson Funeral Home 623-9025

WILLIAMS, Debra L. 53, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. She is survived by a loving family. A longtime local florist, she will be dearly missed by all. ALifeTribute FuneralCare