ADAMS, Marjorie Mae DeGrow Marge was born June 12, 1931 in Bad Axe, MI, and died April 22, 2013, in Largo. She attended Pigeon High School and Central Michigan University and graduated from the University of Florida. She taught physical education and was a guidance counselor at Tarpon Springs High School for many years during which she earned two master's degrees from Columbia University. She finished her career as Chairman of the Guidance Department of Pinellas Vocational Technical Institute (PTEC). She enjoyed retirement with her late husband, Carl Bryant Adams Sr., as they traveled the country in their motor home remodeling one home at a time. Marge's passion was teaching and helping others. Her impact was felt by many. Her smiles, laughter and sense of humor were infectious. Her children are, Carolyn L. Pope of Englewood, Teri Johnson of Clearwater, (Jim) and Carl Adams Jr. of Flower Mound, TX. She leaves three brothers, Alvin DeGrow (Kay) of Leesburg, Douglas DeGrow (Katherine) of Dallas, TX, and Terry DeGrow (Gloria) of Seattle, WA. Marge leaves behind six beloved grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews along with many, many close friends. Visitation is Friday, April 26th, at 11 am, followed by the service at 12:30 pm, at the First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, with interment at Sylvan Abbey in Clearwater. Arrangements by: Dobies Funeral Home - Tarpon Springs
ANDERSON, Robert Sr. born on Sept. 20, 1924 to the late Mrs. Frances Anderson, died on April 17, 2013. Robert is survived by his six children, Mary, Robert Jr., Marian, W.J., Gertrude and Eugene; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation is on Friday, 3-8 pm, with wake at 7:15 pm, at the funeral home. Funeral services Saturday, April 27th, 11 am, The Lord's House Church, 731 Queens Street S. Lawson Funeral Home (727) 623-9025
ANGUS, Valerie M. 98, of Safety Harbor died on April 22, 2013. She is survived by her 2 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo 727-517-2340
BARTLETT, Barry 61, of Tampa, passed away April 21, 2013. He is survived by his brother, William Bartlett; family and friends. Barry will be deeply missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
BENGEL, Florence F. passed away at the age on 91 on Monday, April 22, 2013. She is survived by her 4 children, 6 grands, and 6 great-grands. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc.
BOYETTE, Timothy G. 62, passed away April 11, 2013, in Live Oak. Timothy was predeceased by his father, Roy E. Boyette Sr. He is survived by his mother, Louise J. Boy-ette; son, Matthew Boyette; brothers, R. Edward Boyette Jr. (Kathleen), Richard C. Boy-ette (Rita), & Alan W. Boyette (Susan); as well as numerous nieces & nephews. Tim was a state certified contractor, and owned TG Boyette Construction, American Concrete Pum-ping Inc., & Boyette Concrete Pumping. Graveside services will be held at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd, Brandon, on Saturday, April 27th, at 10 am. www.hillsboromemorial.com
BROWN, Bernard G. 77, of Brandon, went to be with God Saturday, April 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Olga Brown; and his sisters, Phyllis and Linda. He is survived by his wife, Judith; brothers and sisters, Fernella, Rose, Louis (Athea), Marie, and Cathleen (Philbert); in-laws, Claude and Vilma, Arnold and Maureen, Ernest and Marilyn, Keith, and Lenox Dee. He was the uncle & great-uncle of many. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 am, on Saturday, April 27th, at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Chu-rch in Seffner. Stowers Funeral Home www.stowersfh.com
BUSACCA, Jessica Ann 61, of Gulfport died on April 21, 2013. She is survived by her brother, Paul Busacca. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo. 727-517-2340
CLEGG, Jack H. of Port Richey, died April 20, 2013. He passed away of natural causes at home surrounded by family, and under the care of hospice. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Midge, in 2011. Jack was a tool and dye maker for General Motors for 30 years in Marion, IN. He served in the Navy in WWII, and was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and Eagles. Survivors include his three children, Connie Schluep, Randy, and Rick Clegg; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Charlie; sisters, Sue, Linda, Melanie, and Jennifer. Services will be held at the Garden of Memories in Muncie, IN. Visit prevattfuneralhome.com.
COBB, Menty Elois "Peggy" 84, passed away April 23, 2013. She was a member of Bell Shoals Church of Christ. Peggy loved crafts, gardening and watching Dr. Phil. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Willie Alton Cobb; son, Robert; and two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her son, Joshua Cobb; her daughters, Margaret Ross, Mildred Estrella, Patricia Cobb-Cedeno, & Tammy Meredith; brother, Clarence Nelson; sisters, Regina Gentry and Georgia Mullins; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 5:30-6:30 pm, with a funeral service at 6:30 pm, Thursday, April 25th, at the Bell Shoals Church of Christ. Interment will be Friday at 10 am in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lakeland. Stowers Funeral Home www.stowersfh.com
CONNOLLY, William Sullivan, 88, of Clearwater, died April 22, 2013. Survived by his wife, Laura; son, Jim; his daughter, Susie (Stuart); grands, Stuart and Michelle. www.SylvanAbbey.com
COOPER, Juanita Mary Jan. 10, 1939 - April 18, 2013. She rests safely in her God's memory. A Memorial services will be held at West unit of Jehovahs Witness, on Friday, Aprill 26th, at 7 pm.
COX, Benny Gerald 64, of Plant City passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013. He is survived by loved one former wife, Myrtle L. Cox; brother, David L Cox; 4 children, Nikisha (33), Eric(34), Trischia (42), Tammy (46); 9 grandchildren, Brandi (22), Heather (21), Hollie (18), Brittany (16), Gabrielle (15), Austin (13), Cody (10), Cora (9), and Tymprenss (2); and 2 great-grandchildren, Curtis (1) and one on the way. The memorial and family gathering will be held at the home of Nikisha and Sam Prioreschi on April 27, at 3 pm, 5620 Bruton Rd., Plant City, where he resided in his final days. He will be forever in our hearts.
CRANE-BRETT, Patricia 75, died April 12, 2013. Memorial service at 11 am on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville. In lieu of flowers, donations to HPH Hospice.
CRONIN, Eleanor J. 95, of Spring Hill, passed away April 22, 2013. She was born in Boston, MA and was a retired accounting clerk. She attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Eleanor is survived by her 4 siblings, Constance Conroy, Robert O'Leary, Gertrude Triller and Virginia Redfern; as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday, April 26, from 11-12 pm at Turner Funeral Home. A Mass will be held 1 pm Friday at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with burial to follow at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens. Turner Funeral Home, 352-796-9661. turnerfuneralandcremation.com
DAVIS, Ann "Honey" 86, of Tarpon Springs, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Ann was born on May 7, 1926 in Rochester, NY, to Serafino DiMambro and Mary Toscano DiMambro. Upon gra-duation from Madison High School, she began her career as a secretary. Ann soon met her future husband, Otis Davis, a baseball player for the Rochester Red wings. They were married in 1946. After her retirement from the Rochester office of the U.S. Government Contract Services Dept., she and Otis moved to Clearwater. They enjoyed the next 25 years living near their son, Otis Jr. and his family. Ann is survived by her son, Otis; two sisters, Antoinette Chiz and Nancy DiTucci, both of Fairport, NY; and her two granddaughters, Tiffany Davis of Orlando and Krystal Davis of Washington, D.C. Donations can be made in Ann's name to the Alzheimers Association. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater, FL 33759 Sylvanabbey.com
DAVIS, Theresa Hines "Peaches", age 59, passed April 8, 2013. Survived by daughter, Quevedo Clark. Chapel Services April 27th, 11 am; visitation Friday, from 3-8 pm. Lawson Funeral Home/623-9025
GEORGE, Barbara 65, of New Port Richey, died April 23, 2013. Survived by children, Vicki, Teresa, Robin and Randy; eleven grands; and one great-grand. Dobies FH - Congress
GERBERT, Emma E. of Largo, died April 22, 2013. Survived by children, Peter, Anne Christensen, Joyce (Bill) Ehrbar, Joan (Dennis) Bracken; eight grands; 12 great-grands. www.curlewhills.com
HARRISON, Marjorie L. age 96, St. Petersburg passed away April 18, 2013 at Menorah Manor while under hospice care. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Cartmell; 3 grandchildren, Stephanie Richards, Barry and John Harrison; and 5 great-grand children. She will be buried with her husband John and beside their son John at Bay Pines National Cemetery.
HARTFORD, Tina M. 57, of Port Richey, died April 23, 2013. Survived by children, Zachary (Lory Lynn) & Danielle; grandchildren, Tyler, Laney, Kaine, & Kendel; sister, Vicky. Dobies FH - Hudson
HARVEY, Cobb Thelma of Safety Harbor passed away April 19, 2013. A native of Sneads, FL and a 60 year resident. She was a member of the Bethlehem MB Church. Memories will be cherished by her children, Gregory Harvey, Deborah Harvey-Harris, Kimberly Campbell-Smith; 4 brothers; 10 sisters; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grand children; and other relatives, friends. Funeral services 11 am Saturday, April 27, with viewing on Friday. All services at the Macedonia M.B. Church 709 Butler Street, Safety Harbor. Young's Funeral Home.
HEYE, Harold F. prominent local business man, passed away on April 22, 2013, in Clearwater, with his loving family by his side. Mr. Heye was born in Dusseldorf, Germany son of Margarete and Hans Heye. His family later moved to the Hague. Mr. Heye attended St George's and St John's Military Academies. He was a member of the armed forces in World War II and proudly served in the Pacific Theatre on Kwajalein and the initial assault on Leyte Island and Okinawa. He attended Babson College in Wellesley, MA and the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Heye served on the Boards of Morton Plant Hospital, Gerresheimer Factories and subsidiaries in Germany and Holland as well as Ruth Eckerd Hall, The First National Bank of Clearwater and Carlouel Yacht Club. He was a Director and co-owner of the High and Dry Marina, Island Yacht Harbor and Pier 60 in Clearwater. He was also a part of the original team of developers for Island Estates and one of the original benefactors of Ruth Eckerd Hall. Mr. Heye who resided in Belleair and Dorset, VT was a long standing member of the Belleair Country Club, Carlouel Yacht Club, was a member of the Rotary Club, Privateers Men's Club and Ekwanok Club of Manchester, VT. Mr. Heye is survived by his loving wife, Diane Gerlach Heye; and children, Deborah Neal, Rick Heye, Christopher Heye & Kingsley Gerlach III, Mary Gerlach Hickok, John Gerlach, Stephen Gerlach; and twelve cherished grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Ruth Eckerd Hall and Morton Plant Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at Church of Ascension at 2 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2013.
HILL, Minnie Mae Jackson 79, of Tampa, passed April 15, 2013. She is survived by her children, Michael (Ellie), David Sr., Charles Jr.(Sharon), Edwin (Diane), and Beverly; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; & her siblings, Johnnie, David (Enease) and Johnas; other relatives and friends. Viewing Friday, April 26th, 5-9 pm, with a wake from 5-6 pm at Wilson Funeral Home. Service Saturday, April 27th, 2 pm at Wilson Funeral Home, interment will follow in the Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. www.wilson-funeralhome.com
HOBBS, Encie D. 87, of Hudson, died April 22, 2013. Survived by children, Sheila, Christy, Sallencie, Lorna; 3 grands; 4 great-grands. Dobies FH - Hudson dobiesfuneralhome.com
HOFFERICA, Evelyn (Kiernan), 73, passed away April 18, 2013. A memorial service will be held at St. Michaels Church on Saturday, April 27th at 11 am. Downing Funeral Home
HOWELL, Rev. Leighwynn Olen passed away at his home on April 18, 2013 at the age of 59. A St. Petersburg native, he was a retired Pinellas County Sheriff deputy, and an Associate Minister at Bethel A.M.E. Church. He is survived by his wife of four years, Joann E. Fuller-Howell; his two sons, Richard Smith and Michael Walker; two daughters, Elizabeth Blackshear and Wendy Lane; sister, Antonette Robertson; and eight grandchildren. Visitation Friday, April 26, 2013 from 4-7 pm. Wake service 6-7 pm, service 11 am on Saturday, April 27, 2013, both at Bethel A.M.E Church, 912 3rd Avenue North Creal Funeral Home
JACKSON, Mary Ann age 55, of St. Petersburg passed April 17, 2013. She was a sch-ool teacher for Pinellas County School System. Survived by her loving husband, Reginald Jackson Sr.; her son, Reginald Jackson Jr.; daughters, Tiffany & Cassandra Jackson; grandchildren, Reneja Rasberry and Savannah Madison; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation on Friday, 3-8 pm, at Lawson Funeral Home. Funeral services Saturday, April 27th, 11 am at Southside Tabernacle Baptist Church, located at 3647 18th Avenue South. Lawson Funeral Home (727)623-9025
JUNKIN, Carolyn age 73, of Riverview, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013. She was born Aug. 23, 1939, in Lithia Springs, to the late James and Minnie. Carolyn retired after 25 years as a teacher for Ruskin Elementary. She loved to shop, play computer games, gamble & cook. She was predeceased by her daughter, Melanie Dickson. Survivors include her husband, Carter; her daughters, Martha Summerall (Richard), Mitzi Nieman (Larry), Kathy Mich-aels & Crystal (Albert) Junkin; her son, Ronald Junkin; brother, James Holloway; and her seven grandchildren, Kara Summerall, LaTosha Nieman, Shane Dickson, Diana Cass-avant, Melissa Junkin, and Evelyn Michaels. Carolyn loved her family. Visitation will be Friday, April 26th, 6-8 pm. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 27, 10:30 am, both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, in Brandon.
KELLY, Mary (Hargrave) 79, of Tampa died April 21, 2013. Memorial service at Central Christian Church 1200 Keene Rd Clearwater, April 25. Please donate to church music fund Memoriam 727-446-0988
KIPPHUT, George C. Jr. of Bay Ranch, Largo, passed away peacefully at hospice in Joliet, IL. on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the age of 92. Dear father of Gregory (Sandy) and Marjean; grandfather to Lori, Karen, and Kris; great-grandfather to Jeffrey, Jessica, Joseph, Christen, and Sean, all of Illinois. Dearest friend and companion to Grace Gear, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Private family service will take place in Joliet. George was loved by many and George always did it his way. May he rest in peace in God's love.
KRESGE, Violet 73, of Riverview, passed away April 21, 2013. She is survived by her son, John Rush; family and friends. Violet will be greatly missed. Words of comfort at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
LADD, Virginia Lee 92, of New Port Richey, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013. She was born in Ironton, OH to Harry Schweninger and Inez Brumfield. She was the credit manager for the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, CA, where she was employed for 43 years. Virginia moved to Florida ten years ago from California to be near those she loved. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 43 years, Frank Ladd, who passed away in 1988. She is survived by her sister, Betty Whittamore; nephew, Steve L. McDonald; stepdaughter, Carol Ring, family in Michigan; and dear friends in California. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12 pm Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the VFW #6180 1155 Osceola Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654. Arrangements were entrusted to Grace Memorial Funeral Home 16931 US Hwy 19 Hudson, FL 34667. Ph:727-863-5471 gracefuneralhomehudson.com
LANGLEY, Henry N. 92, of Inverness, died Tuesday April 23, 2013 at HPH Hospice, Lecanto. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
LANGSFORD, Nancy Elizabeth Liffin, 82, of St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2013. Born in Melrose, MA, & moved to St. Petersburg in 1967. She worked at Derby Lane as a Comptroller Secretary and later at Pirates Cove in Treasure Island. She enjoyed life, love, grandchildren and "My Girls!" She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Liffin; son, Michael R. Liffin; and sister, Eileen Domey. Nancy is survived by her husband, James R. Langsford; four daughters, Kathleen (Steven) Fernald, Susan (Donald) Balas, Paula (Mark) Gwaltney and Joanne (Michael) Mallon; sister, Maureen Firkal; her ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her step children, Richard, James, Julie, Jennifer and Kris; and eight grandchildren. A service will be held at 11 am, Monday, April 29, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 200 78th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, with inurnment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc., Jeff Forbes Center, 1213 16th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. Visit the family's personalized guestbook at:www.andersonmcqueen.com. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes (727)347-6636
LARSON, James R. 76, Hudson, died April 21, 2013. Survived by wife; & two daughters. He was a beloved husband, father & outdoorsman. Services April 27, 3 pm, at Kingdom Hall, Port Richey.
LEJA-THOMAS, Virginia 88, of Hudson died April 22, 2013. She is survived by her children, Karl, Donna and Ralph; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society - Hudson
LENFESTEY, Hon. James Albaugh "Jim" 94, passed away peacefully at home on April 17, 2013 with family members at his side. Longtime Circuit Court judge, U.S. Army Colonel, accomplished mediator, professor of constitutional and business law, Sunday School teacher, and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed a distinguished career that spanned a lifetime. A second-generation Tampa native, he was born into one of Tampa's pioneer families, and attended Gorrie Elementary, Wilson Junior High and Plant High School. He received his B.A. degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and his J.D. degree from the University of Florida College of Law, where he became a member of Phi Delta Phi, an international legal honorary society. After 16 years of general law practice in Tampa with the firm he established, he was elected to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court in 1966 following a hotly contested three-way race, and served for 24 years on the bench before "retiring" to pursue more than a decade of active service as a mediator. During his tenure as a Circuit Judge, he was elected Chairman of the Florida Circuit Judges' Conference and served two terms as Chief Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. He received the Robert W. Patton Outstanding Jurist Award from the Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and, after 10 years on the bench, was pleased to receive the highest approval rating of any judge in a Hillsborough County Bar Association lawyer opinion survey. For many years, his favorite "hobby" was teaching college classes in business and constitutional law at USF, University of Tampa, HCC and other local campuses. He was a veteran of World War II and attained the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He served for years as a member of the Ft. Stewart/Hunter Army Air Field Retiree Council. Judge Lenfestey led and was active in a variety of legal professional, civic and charitable organizations and endeavors, and he and his wife and parents were faithful members of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Deacon, an Elder and taught an adult Sunday School class for decades. Known for his wisdom, wit, work ethic, courtesy and interest in others, he was a mentor to, and was beloved by, many throughout his lifetime. Judge Lenfestey was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Laurel White Norden Lenfestey; father, Harold B. Lenfestey; mother, Iva Idella Albaugh Lenfestey; and sister, Anna Florence Lenfestey. Survivors include daughter, Laurel Jean Lenfestey Grammig (Bob); grandchildren, James, Clare, Julia and Grace Grammig, brother Dr. Frederick T. Lenfestey (Dot); and cousins, Tom Lenfestey (Hatty), Bonnie Frances McCredie and Martha Hollandsworth Snyder. Visitation will be Friday, April 26, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 South MacDill Avenue, Tampa, 33609. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11 am. Flowers will be accepted, or in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Zack Street, Tampa, 33602; Muscular Dystrophy Association, 9720 Executive Center Dr. N., Ste. 110, St. Petersburg, Florida 33702; or the charity of your choice.
LEWIS, Lorraine LeClair (Conley), 93, of St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully April 14, 2013 at her home under the care of hospice and her daughter, Janice. She was born Aug. 2, 1919 in Salem, MA, to the late Alfred and Yvonne LeClair. She was married to Roger Conley who is the father of her children and then to Gaspar J. Lewis Jr., her soulmate, both pre- deceased her along with her 2 sisters, Rita Nadeace and Marjorie Leonard; 2 brothers, Robert and Norman LeClair. She enjoyed many years of cruising, RV travel, and sailing. She loved to dance and will be remembered for her straight forward wit, humor, and contagious smile. Survivors include her three children, Ann Yodjas, Richard Conley and Janice Jones all of St. Petersburg; and sister, Eileen Martin of Peabody, MA. She has six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Interment was held at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook at www.VeteransFuneralCare.com Veterans Funeral Care Clearwater 727-524-9202
LUGO, Gloria M. 69, passed away April 23, 2013. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed taking care of her family. She is preceded in death by her sons, Angel & Hector Jr. Gloria is survived by her loving family, her husband of 52 years, Hector; sons, Melvin (Yvette) and Eric (Elaine); brothers, Jose, Denny, Elvin, Richard and Angel Louis; her sisters, Antonia (Rocky) & Evelyn; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation on Friday, April 26th, 6-8 pm, at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Saturday, April 27th, at 10 am, at the Funeral Home. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory (813)677-9494
MALOY, Michael W. 77, passed April 1, 2013 at Dowling Park, FL. Survived by 2 children & 6grandchildren. He was former owner of Roscoe's Rexall Drug Store in downtown New Port Richey.
MANELLI, Olan Nick 57, of Lutz, passed away on April 22, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Deborah; daughter, Jennifer McCaslin and her spouse Toby and daughter, Kennah Manelli; grandchildren, Jacob, Mitchell and Emma McCaslin; parents, Dorothy and John Manelli; brother, Clifford; and sister, Carolyn Fagen and her spouse Glenn; and sister Sharon Manelli; nephews, Josh and Jason Fagen. Olan will be forever remembered and always celebrated. He was truly loved by all his family and friends, and will be greatly missed. A gathering will take place on Saturday, April 27th from 2-6 pm, with a Celebration of Life at 4 pm, at Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel. Flowers are accepted, or donations in Olan's name can be made to Gulfside Regional Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.blountcurry.com
MARTIN, Mattie L. age 91, of St. Petersburg, passed April 19, 2013. She is survived by five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nancy Robinson; other relatives and friends. Funeral Services on Friday 1 pm, with visitation prior to services at 11 am, Friendship MB Church, 3300 31st Street South. Lawson Funeral Home (727)623-9025
MARTIN, Wm. Jerry Jr. age 92, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. He is survived by his loving family and friends. www.mohnfuneralhome.com
MATSON, Esther Grace 87, of Pinellas Park and formerly of Tampa, passed away April 23, 2013. She is survived by her loving family. For full obituary, please visit gardensanctuaryfunerals.com
MELLESSEY, Ruth Eleanor age 89, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Bayfront Hospice. She is survived by a loving family. For complete obit & ceremony info, visit www.alifetribute.com.
MILLER, Josephine H. 93, of Spring Hill passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013. She is survived by her loving family, sons, George & James; and daughters, Kathy & Elizabeth. Eternal Rest FH 727-733-2300
MILLER, Mildred M. age 89, of Holiday, died April 24, 2013. She is survived by her daughters, Tina Dufrene, Desness Llewllyn, Heidi Belanger, 4 grands & 3 great-grands morganfuneralhome.com
MOORE, Eddie 60, St. Petersburg, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Jacaranda Manor. No known survivors. If you have info, please call ALife Tribute, Gulfport, M-F 8:30-4:30pm, (727)347-5521.
MOORE, Evelyn Ruth 90, of Dunedin, passed away April 23, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Black, and sons, James and Tom Moore. Eternal Rest Funeral Home 727-733-2300
MORALES, Isabel A. 86, native of Tampa, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her loving children, Gonzalo Velazquez (Charlie) and Diana Longval. She is survived by loving grandson, Christopher Longval; and granddaughter, Chantelle Longval; and by her three great-grandchildren, Christopher Jr., Angela, and Matthew; many nieces, nephews & friends. The family will receive friends for a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, April 27th, between 1-2 pm, followed by Services at 2 pm, at Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 North Armenia Ave, Tampa. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
OHLE, Helen Jean age 90, passed away April 23, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Carey; her son, B. Robert Ohle; her brother, Robert McDermott; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be Friday, April 26th, 2 pm, at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave. View online memorial & guestbook at: www.brettfuneralhome.net.
PARSONS, James F. 80, formerly of Annapolis, MD, and born in Everett, MA, died in Plant City on April 4, 2013, after a brief illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Nancy (Lockhart) Parsons; his son, James Joseph Parsons & his daughter-in-law, Jeannie Parsons both of Bowie, MD; his step daughter, Cheryl C. Martin and son-in-law, Fred Martin, both of Cincinnati, OH; along with his grandchildren, Emilly, Marissa, and Matthew Martin of Cincinnati, OH; his grandsons, Joshua, Benjamin, and Christifer Payetteof MD. He is also survived by his loving niece, Lori Ruiz of Dux-bury, MA. Jim retired from AT&T Long Lines after 29' years. He then worked for the federal government in the communications field of the General Services Administration (GSA) and retired from there in 1996. Jim loved the warm weather of Florida and enjoyed living here. A Catholic Mass will be said for him at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church in Plant City on Thursday, April 25th, at 11 am. A U.S. Navy Disabled American Veteran (DAV) of the Korean War, he will be buried at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery in Maryland. Jim is deeply loved & will be greatly missed. A date for burial is not firmly set. Arrangements by Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services, 621 N. Parsons Ave, Brandon, FL 33510, (813)654-4400. Please offer online condolences at: www.brandonfunerals.com.
PEDIGO, James Eric "Jimmy", age 50, Clearwater, passed away on April 23, 2013, at Woodside Hospice of Pinellas Park. He was born and lived his life in Clearwater and was a lifelong musician specializing in keyboards & guitar. A public visitation and Memorial Service will be held in his honor beginning at 11 am, Saturday, April 27th, at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Safety Harbor, 255 5th Ave, Safety Harbor, FL 34695. An extended obituary with online family guestbook may be accessed at: www.Sylvanabbey.com. Sylvan Abbey (727)796-1992
PENDLEY, Norma Sue of Kenneth City, passed away at the age of 48 on April 23, 2013. Survived by children, Sean & Barbara; 3 siblings; and parents. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc.
PERKINS, Arthur 91, of Palm Harbor. Memorial donations can be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian CHurch Chancel Choir, 705 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698. www.mossfeasterdunedin.com
PIERRE, Bishop Stephan 78, of St. Petersburg, died April 18, 2013, after battling a short illness. He is survived by 6 children; 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation on Friday at Zion Hill Mortuary Chapel 4-8 pm. Services Saturday 11 am at Old Landmark Cathedral Church, 4201 6th St. South. Online guest book at zionhillmortuary.com
RANDALL, Thomas Edmond 83, of Tampa, passed away April 21, 2013. Thomas was born April 18, 1930 in Grand Rapids, MI and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for many years in pharmaceutical sales both in Michigan and Florida in the veterinary industry. Thomas is survived by his loving family; sons, Edmond Thomas Randall and Jeffrey James Randall of Dunedin, FL and sister, Priscilla A. Bell of Middleville, MI. A private cremation has been planned. His ashes will be scattered at Birch Lake, MI at a later date. Guestbook at davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. / 727-381-4911
RICHTER, Lin "Dukes" 60, of St. Petersburg, died on April 22, 2013. She is survived by her son, Cory Richter Sr. (Sa-aba); & her daughter, Charity Deal (Brent); brother, Glenn Cahagan; her sisters, Shar Nickerson, Bonnie Hayes and Diane Markell ; and her nine grandchildren. Share condolences at: www.smithfhinc.com Smith Funeral Home/894-2266
RIDDICK, Wanda Lee Hayes 58, of Tampa, passed away on April 17, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Frank; and her daughters, Morghan and Myra; grandchildren, Nyah & Logan; her siblings, Donnell, Richard, Janet, Rose; nieces; nephews; other relatives & friends. Viewing Friday, April 26th, 5-8 pm, wake from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church, at 2923 North Tampa Street, Tampa. Service Saturday, April 27th, at Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church at 11 am. www.wilson-funeralhome.com
ROCK, Sherrie 59, of Holiday, passed away April 14, 2013. She is survived by daughter, Rene Hastings; family and friends. Sherrie will be forever missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
ROMAN, Conrad 70, of Tampa, passed away on April 20, 2013. He was born in New York City in 1942, & was a Golden Gloves boxer in Las Vegas at age 18. He entered the Army in 1961, and served in Japan. Conrad played baseball in the Armed Forces, and after the Army, played in the minor leagues for the Kansas City Athletics. He lived most of his life in New York City, and worked as an alarm technician for twenty years, before moving to Tampa in 1983. He is preceded in death by his mother, Jennie Gordon; sister, Ruth Page; and niece, Jennifer Page. He is survived by his loving wife of twenty five years, Karen G. Roman; son, Alexander C. Roman; cousins, Alma Fowler (Ron), David Soler, & his sons, David Soler Jr. and Sean Soler; extended family & friends. A service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, April 27th, at Florida Mortuary, 4601 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603. Family will receive friends one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's or Alzheimer's Society. His smile will be forever remembered. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
ROSEMAN, Michael F. of Tarpon Springs, passed away on April 22, 2013 at the age of 61. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; stepson, Robert Thomte, sister, Sharon, and 5 grands. Michels & Lundquist FH.
SAWTELLE, Julia E. 90, Spring Hill, passed away April 19, 2013. Visit 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm, April 25th, Vigil 7 pm. Funeral April 26, 10 am, all at St. Theresa Catholic Church. gracefuneralhomehudson.com
SCHAFER, Louise L. 75, of Safety Harbor, died April 22, 2013. Survived by son, Mack; daughter, Elaine; sister, Margaret; 5 grands and 2 grt grands. Dobies FH - 7 Springs / dobiesfuneralhome.com
SCHWANINGER, John O. passed away on April 21, 2013. He was a member of the Wimauma Church of God and the Farm Bureau. John was preceded in death by his four brothers, Francis, Edgar, Joseph and Eugene Schwa-ninger; and by his sister, Edith Harrison. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Voncile; a son, John Schwaninger; two daughters, Diane Schwaninger & Sandra (Steve) Price; three grandchildren, Abby and Becca Price and Travis Schwaninger; several nieces & nephews. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Funeral service will be 11 am, Saturday, April 27th, at Wimauma Church of God, 5504 State Road 674, Wimauma. Burial Fellowship Cemetery. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home Sun City Center (813) 634-9900
SMILING, Danny W. age 47, of Inverness, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Private arrangements are by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness.
SPOONER, Leon H. 73, of New Port Richey, died April 22, 2013. Survivors; children, Jeffrey and Lisa; siblings Joseph, George and Ruth; grands; Michael, Thomas, and Riley. Dobies FH- Holiday
SVARZKOPF, Anne K. 91, of Pinellas Park, formerly of Amherst, NY, died on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Largo Medical Center. Anne was a devout Catholic and member of Sacred Heart Church in Pinellas Park. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert in 2000 and is survived by her son, William (Rita) of St. Petersburg; 2 daughters, Kathleen Nicolay (Gary) of Sun City Center and Maureen Larson (William) of Denver, CO; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Anne's honor. A Memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 am Friday, April 26, 2013 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, St. Petersburg. www.andersonmcqueen.com
THORNE, Pauline H. of Pinellas Park, passed away on April 20, 2013 at the age of 94. She is survived by her loving family. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar / 813.855.2439
THORNTON, Marian Elizabeth "Mernie", age 87, of St. Petersburg, found peace April 23, 2013. She was born April 5, 1926 in Beckley, WV. Preceded in death by her husband, David Thornton and her daughter, Cynthia Thornton (Walker). Survived by her son, Michael Thornton and granddaughter & best friend, Kathleen Walker; & grandchildren, Matthew Walker, Tanner and Abigail Thornton. A viewing will be held on Friday the 26th, from 5-7 pm at the funeral home, with a service on Saturday the 27th at 1 pm at First United Methodist, 212 Third Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33709 727-527-1196
TIETJEN, Douglas 60, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 15, 2013. He was born on Long Island, moved to Florida in 1982 and worked as an independent real estate broker. He is survived by daughter, Morgan Tietjen; brother, Alan; and mother, Elizabeth. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.
TORRES, Harry the loving husband of Jayne, loving father of Franklyn Charles, and of Melissa Jayne; the grandfather of Luna and of Eowynn, passed away April 22, 2013. A graduate of Columbia University, his life was filled with music, literature, art, travel, family & friends the world over. "Que el senor te reciba sus brazos." Stowers Funeral Home www.stowersfh.com
VANDERMEIR, Pamela J. Roberts, 53, of St. Petersburg, passed away5:30 am, Monday,April 15, 2013, at SunCoast Hospice Centerin Pinellas Park. She was born Sept. 2, 1960 in Elgin,IL, to John &ElizabethRoberts. Pamela marriedWilliam Vand-ermeiron July 21, 1979, and he survives. Also surviving is herson, Benjamin Vandermeir of Lakeland; one daughter, Courtney Vandermeir of St. Petersburg; and one grandson, Colton Vandermeir; onebrother & sister-in-law,Jeff and BethRoberts of Whittington, IL; one mother-in-law,Elaine Vandermeir of Ocala;many nieces & nephews; as well as cousins. Pamela'sfather, John Roberts and mother,Elizabeth Roberts; & father-in-law,Bob Vandermeir,preceded her in death. Pamelawas a long time resident of St. Petersburg, where she lived since 2001. She graduated from Larkin High School in 1978. Pamela loved shopping with her daughter, Courtney, and also enjoyed, bingo games, and reading to her grandson, Colton.She loved to relax andspend time with her family & friends. Gathering at 5 pm, with Memorial service starting at 6 pm on Friday,April 26th, at Gee &Sorensen Funeral Home.
VanVOLKOM, Esther Ruth age 90, passed away on April 21, 2013, in Tampa. She was born in Greene, NY, on Nov. 29, 1922. She is survived by her three sons, Everett Milks, Donald Heath, Danny Fritzie; her two twin daughters, June Rhodus, and Jessie Thurber; eleven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Madaline Mercier (2011). Graveside Funeral Services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery, April 25th, 1 pm. Condolences may be offered: www.wellsmemorial.com. Wells Memorial Funeral Home & Event Center is handling the arrangements
VAZQUEZ, Evarista F. 95, of Tampa, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Vazquez and survived by many nieces and nephews. She was a beloved nanny to Patricia, Rebecca and Sydney Shiff. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 2-3 pm at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave. Funeral services will begin at 3 pm.
WOLFANGER, Judith K. age 55, Hudson, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013. She will be dearly missed by her loving family & friends. gracefuneralhomehudson.com
WOODS, Henry "Tokyo" St. Petersburg, died, April 22, 2013. Viewing will be Friday 4-8 pm, at McRae Funeral Home Chapel, service will be Saturday 11 am at Friendship M.B. Church. Woody's Funeral Service
WORKMAN, Lee Franklin 69, of Treasure Island, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Boca Ciega Center. He is survived by a loving family. He will be missed. A Life Tribute, Gulfport