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
ANDERSEN, Eleanor 96, died April 23, 2013. Survived by sister, Rosalie; daughter, Ann Marie; stepdaughter, Judy; grandsons, David, Andy, Matthew, Adam, Brian. prevattfuneralhome.com
ARMAN, Daniel 69, of Grawn, MI, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his home. To read more and to sign the guestbook & share a memory with his family, visit Daniel's webpage: www.lifestorynet.com. Life Story Funeral Home Traverse City, MI (231)941-9034
BAKER, William C. "Bill" 80, of Clearwater, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013 at home with his family by his bedside. Born in Kinston, NC, he joined the Navy in 1951. He graduated from NC State with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. In 1983 he moved to Clearwater. He retired from the City of Clearwater as City Engineer & Assistant City Manager and Public Works Director. Among his achievements for the city was the design of the new Sand Key bridge and the re-design of Harborview Center. He later went to work for Florida Design Consulting and for the Tampa Aviation Authority. Before his health declined he was the City Engineer & the Assistant City Manager for the City of Safety Harbor. He has been a member of Clearwater First Assembly of God Church for 30 years, served as a deacon and loved teaching Sunday school. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Barbara Baker; 2 daughters, Abby Baker Capaz of Fredericksburg, VA, Laura Menendez of Tampa; son, Ronnie Workman of Maiden, NC; brother, Don Baker of Franklin, NC; 3 grandchildren, Caleb, Larysa & Lauren. His family will receive friends 10 am, Saturday, April 27, 2013 at First Assembly of God, 1739 S. Martin L. King Avenue, Clearwater. The funeral will begin at 11 am. Bill will be buried with full Military Honors at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign Bills guestbook and share a memory at www.VeteransFuneralCare.com.
BARNES, Michael 74, formerly of St. Petersburg, passes away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his home in Wooster, OH. He was born Dec. 18, 1938 in Anderson, IN, the son of Dwight and Doris Shippy Barnes and married Polly Mitten on Feb. 24, 1962. She survives. He has worked in retail management, was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Wooster, where he was a member of the Vestry. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son, Michael Barnes II of Wooster; and a brother, Leo Barnes of St. Petersburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Abigail Barnes.Memorial services will be on Saturday, April 27th, at St. James Episcopal Church, in Wooster, OH.
BARTLETT, David 57, of St. Petersburg, passed on April 19, 2013. He is survived by loving wife, Mary Ellen; kids, Sonya, Christina, Anna, Jessica; Edward, Michael; 13 grandchildren; 6 brothers; and 1 sister. Services are private.
BELVEAL, Jean Berry 73, of Plant City, entered into eternal rest on April 23, 2013. She is survived by her loving family and friends. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, 2:30 pm, at the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102 Ave, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Cancer Specialist, 425 S. Parson Ave, Brandon, FL 33511. Expressions of condolence may be left at: www.hopewellfuneral.com.
BENEDETTO, John 66, passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday, April 22, 2013. John was a loving husband, a father, son, brother, uncle, teacher and coach. He is survived by his wife, Vanie; son, Giovanni Benedetto; his step-children, Brian Kerns & Melissa Hickok; sisters, Marian (Vincent) Santostefano & Patricia (Frank) Parisi; as well as five grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews. Services will be held on Saturday, April 27th, at Grace Family Church, 5101 Van Dyke Road, in Lutz, with a viewing at 10 am, followed by a memorial service at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to Benedetto Family Scholarship through the Pasco Education Foundation.
BERING, Sandra L. age 56, of Port Richey, passed away peacefully at HPH Hospice New Port Richey April 20, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband Michel; her daughter, Olivia; her brother, Edward Tillery and her sister-in-law, Carlene; nephews, Damian, Edward David; and her niece, Diana. Sandra was born in Baltimore, MD; is preceded in death by her parents, Edward Sr. and Rosie Mae Tillery. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and also worked in the food service industry. She was a long time resident of Colorado Springs, CO. Her name was Sunshine and she showed it wherever she went.
BORDEAUX, Josephine 94, of Tampa, passed away April 21, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Davis; family and friends. Josephine will be forever missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
CARNES, Miriam L. Miriam passed away gently on April 20, 2013, at the age of 89. Born in Asbury Park, NJ, she cruised the world with her husband, Marion, and had a special fondness for the Inside Passage of Alaska. Miriam was a gourmet chef, a master seamstress, loved to sing, and enjoyed a unique bond with her Siamese cats. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Dr. Marion Carnes; four sons, John, Russell, Dan, and Geoffrey; four daughters-in- law; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held with her family, and take place at a later date.
CHARLES, Theron (Stancil) Jr. age 73, of Sarasota, was led by the Lord to come home to him and rest on the morning of April 18, 2013. Celebration of a Life Service will be held Saturday, April 27th, 2 pm at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Ave. Theron Charles Jr. was born Sept. 23, 1939 to the late Carrie Lee Charles Stancil & Theron Charles Sr. in Williston, FL. He moved to Tampa with his mother after the demise of his father. He attended Harlem Elementary, Booker T. Washington and Middleton High School where he played football. He was employed at Florida Steel Company for 25 years until the plant closed. He was also worked at Florida Georgia Plant for 5 years and Pepsi Bottling Company for 15 years, where he retired in 1998. He leaves a very devoted wife of 43 years, Evelyn Charles; stepsons, Albert Breedlove, Roscoe Breedlove & Marvin Breedlove (Otha Evans); brother, Andrew C. Stancil; sisters, Rosemary S. Gadsden (Kraig), Lenora Green (the late Gerald T. Green), Carolyn McCarty (Joseph); grands, Keith Breedlove, Marvin Breedlove Jr., Victoria Breedlove, Angel Breedlove, Denzel Breedlove, DaViathan & Jeffery Davis Jr.; 5 great-grands. Remains will repose from 5-8 pm, April 26th, at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Ave. Family will receive friends from 6:30-8 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes and Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com
CHRISTL, Anthony 41, passed away in Largo on April 17, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Christl. He was the devoted son of Don and Barbara Christl and grandson of BJ Evanish; loving father of Samantha Christl and Ryan Christl; beloved brother of Michael Christl; and loved by many extended family members and friends. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday April 28th at 2 pm, at A Life Tribute 716 Seminole Blvd Largo. Largo 727-559-7793
CIPRIANO, Angelo of Clearwater, passed away on Wednesday April 24, 2013. Angelo was a correctional officer for Pinellas County Sheriff's Department and member of the Italian American Club. Survived by his wife, Lucille of 53 years; three sons, Eric and companion Denise, Andrew and wife Joanie, both from Colorado Springs, CO, Greg and companion Amy of Largo; granddaughter, Nicole; and great-grandson, Conner; sister Carol and her husband, Vincent of Somers, NY. Visitation from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Friday April 26, 2013 with services on Saturday April 27, 2013 at 11:30 am, Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 2853 Sunset Point Road Clearwater. Contributions may be made to the Suncoast Hospice. www.sylvanabbey.com
CLARK, John "Roger" Oct. 21, 1937 - April 10, 2013. Longtime resident of Dunedin. Survived by wife Barb; 2 sons, Rob and Ken; and 2 step children Dale and Patty. There will be a memorial service on June 9, 2013 at 2 pm at the Dunedin Elks Lodge.
COLLINS, Hazel J. 69, of Zephyrhills died April 23, 2013. Survived by her husband; 3 children; brother 10 grands; 11 great-grands. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services 727-517-2340
CRANE, Patricia R. 75, died April 12, 2013. Memorial service is at 11 am, on Saturday, April 27th, at Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to HPH Hospice.
CRAWFORD, Harry 87, of Pinellas Park, died on April 23, 2013. There are no known survivors. WWII veteran and Raytheon retiree. National Cremation Society.
CUNNINGHAM, James Brian 72, was born in Chicago, IL on April 1, 1941 and passed away on April 22, 2013. He was a loving and caring father, husband, and grandfather. Funeral service will be held at St. Matthew's Church, 1991 Overlook Drive, Winter Haven at 1 pm on May 3.
DAVIS, Delton E. age 97 of Largo, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2013. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 75 years, Della (Rowley) Davis; dear father of Kathryn Davis of Largo, and Janet (David) Chiappelli of Davisburg, MI. Proud grandfather of David (Elizabeth) Chiappelli and Ann Marie (Daniel) O'Brien of Troy, MI. Great-grandfather of Olivia, Nicholas, Jacob Chiappelli and Danny, Colin, and David O'Brien. Delton was a faithful Christian and devoted member of The Salvation Army Clearwater Corps. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elizabeth Davis, and sister, Kathryn (Clyde) Curnow. A memorial service will be held in Port Huron, MI.
DAVY, Sylvia H. age 85, of St. Petersburg, found peace Sunday, April 21, 2013. She enjoyed listening to music and loved her family dearly. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Robert; her children, Kathleen (Paul), Danny (Cheryl), Brian & David (Rayma); her grandchildren, Crystal, Mia and Trinity. The service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 2 pm. Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33709 (727)527-1196
DENIGRIS, Angeline passed away at Cross Terrace Rehab on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the age of 98. She leaves behind no known survors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare
DePUE, Lee 66, of Palm Harbor, passed on April 24, 2013, Suncoast Hospice. Arrangements & online condolences may be made at: www.mossfeasterpalmharbor.com.
DONNARUMA, Anthony 72, of New Port Richey, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Rose; two sons, Steven (Brenda), Louis (Heather); one daughter, Barbara (Max) Bull; six grandchildren, David, Anthony, Courtney, Michael, Matthew and Max; one sister, Paula (James) Curley; sister-in-law, Gerri Motisi. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents, Louis and Ann; sister-in-law, Sally Ann Polizzi. Visitation will be held Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Dobies Funeral Home, 8825 Old CR 54, New Port Richey. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:30 am in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
DORSETT, Minister Synrick Emmanuel Sr. of Thonotosassa, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 27th, 9:30 am at Christ Favour Ministry, 806 East 131st Ave. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Minister Synrick Dorsett Sr. was born March 1, 1956 in St. Kiss, West Indies to the parentage of Frank Nathaniel Dorsett and Sylvia Garnett. Minister Dorsett began his education in the public school system of St. Kiss, West Indies. Later, he furthered his education in the state of Florida when his family relocated. Minister Dorsett served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, later becoming employed by the Hillsborough County Waste Water Treatment Department where he was a supervisor. He retired in 2009 after 32 years of dedicated service. He joined hands in marriage to his beautiful wife, Gloria Dorsett. He leaves to cherish his memory: one loving son, Synrick E. Dorsett Jr.; three darling daughters, Shauneka 'Pumpkin' Dorsett, Shamaska 'Boo' Powell and Shaunisa 'Nicey' Singleton; five beautiful granddaughters; and six handsome grandsons; one brother, Hugh Dorsett (Geraldine); two sisters, Doretta Henry (Antonio) & Gwendolyn Garnett; one sister-in-law, Gracelyn Garnett; a host of nephews and nieces; a special loving cousin, Albina Hazel. Remains will repose after 5 pm, April 26th, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. Family will receive friends from 6-7 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com
EVERETT, Spencer Sr. 74, of Clearwater, passed away April 17, 2013. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1 pm. Visitation will be Friday, April 26, 2013, from 6-8 pm. Both to be held at St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church, Clearwater, Florida. Carnegie-Dallas Funeral Services 727-330-7661
FARGAS, Jose age 68, of Tampa, passed away April 15, 2013. He is survived by his daughter, Waleksa Fargas; family and friends. Jose will be deeply missed. Words of comfort expressed at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
FARNUM, Adam Joshua 40, of Winter Garden, entered into rest April 22, 2013. Adam was adventurous and took to anything new that he tried. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Farnum Jr. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Lynn and John Openlander; son, Max John Farnum; daughter, Jenna Lynn Farnum; his brothers, Jeremy Farnum, Scott Tucker & Todd Farnum; and sisters, Kimberly Ridgeway and Tessa Open-lander; his fiancée, Paris McNamara; and grandfather, Norman Glosser. A Memorial Service will take place at 3 pm, on Saturday, April 27th, at Stowers Funeral Home. Stowers funeral Home www.stowersfh.com
FARRAN, Sydney went to heaven April 20, 2013. She spread love and joy wherever she went. She is survived by her loving father, William Arluck. She will remain forever in his heart.
FIDALGO, Richard "Dick" age 92, born on April 19, 1921 in Chicago, IL, he passed away on April 22, 2013. A veteran of the U.S. Navy and a 91 year resident of Tampa. He owned and operated the first auto parts store in Tampa, General Auto Supply Inc, and later worked hand-in-hand with his son and grandson at Brian's On-site Recycling until the day he went into the hospital. He was a man of few words. But, those that were spoken were honest, considerate, and more often than not would make you smile, even when you were upset. A graduate of Hillsborough High, all american quarterback and 3rd baseman. He was an avid Rays fan. But, loved sports of all kinds. Especially if the team was from Tampa. He enjoyed driving, watching TV, and picking up his granddaughters after school. Know by all as "Grandpa", he will forever be in our hearts and on our minds. He is preceded in death by parents, Baltasar and Estrella; a brother, Joseph (Azucena); and a son, Richard Fidalgo Jr. He will be sincerely missed by his high school sweetheart and wife of 69 years, Olga; children, Brian (Brenda), Cynthia Evans; grandchildren, Michael (Guendalina), Stephaney Nie-ves and Brian Dean; great-grandchildren, Loren & Leiana Nieves and Olivia & William Fidalgo; nieces, Inez Colson and Shirley Younglove. There will be a Celebration of Life at his son's house beginning Saturday, April 27th, at 1 pm. Boza & Roel Funeral Home (813)877-7676
GELLER, Dr. Murray 84, of St. Petersburg, passed away April 24, 2013. Services will he held in Pennsylvania. Guestbook at davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911
GODFREY, Richard age 56, of St. Petersburg, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, at home. Richard is survived by his loving family. ALifeTribute - Largo/559-7793
GRAMER, Walter L. 48, of Holiday died on April 23, 2013. He is survived by his mother, Frances; and a brother, Jeff. Coastal Cremations, New Port Richey. 727-645-6975
GREEN, Leonard Tampa, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013. A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 27th, at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 4615 East Hanna Ave. Interment will follow immediately. Mr. Leonard Green was born in Jacksonville on Jan. 9, 1940 to the union of Ms. Thelma Green & Mr. Hurley Jones. As a teenager, he attended school in Duval County, graduating from Stanton High School in 1957. He joined the military as an adult, and also served as a merchant seaman with over 20 years of dedicated service. He passed away at home peacefully. He leaves to cherish fond memories, his children, Eric Tharpe, Marlon Green (Ikeya Green), Nichole Randall (Trummell) & Nicholas Green (Carla); grandchildren, Jameka Green, Janiya Green, Jakiya Green, Marlon Green Jr., Tiana Green, Tajahnek Randall, Cire` Tharpe, Darius Dennard and Erykah Tharpe; sisters, Barbara Jefferson and Janice Green (Mr. C); and his goddaughter, Shakena McCa-llister-Brice; godson, Cordell McClinton; a host of nieces, nephews & other sorrowing family members, including the Doby and the Graham family of Tampa. There will be a wake from 6-8 pm, Friday, April 26th, at the Life in Christ Ministries, 2103 East Osborne Ave. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners, 301 North Howard Ave. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com
HANSEN, Elvin C. 84, of Sun City Center, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013. A native and lifelong resident of the Tampa area, he was a member of the Ruskin Elks Lodge and the Brandon Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Waldman; and is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Dennis Elvin Hansen, Glenville, NC; daughter, Maria Gomes, Riverview; brother, Andrew Hansen, Jacksonville; 3 sisters, Louise Gay and Mila Beck, both of Valrico and Annette Swope, Tampa; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life service will be held 10 am, Monday, April 29th, at Southern Funeral Care, 10510 Riverview Drive, Riverview. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to LifePath Hospice, at 12470 Telecom Drive Suite 300 W, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. Sign online guestbook at: SouthernFuneralCare.com.
HEIDRICH, Mary 89, of Spring Hill, died April 21, 2013. Viewing is at 11 am- 1 pm, April 28, with service at 1 pm, at TurnerFH/352-796-9661 Turnerfuneralandcremation.com
HILL, Minnie Mae Jackson 79, of Tampa, passed April 15, 2013. She is survived by her loving 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
HILT, Patricia L. 87, of Brooksville died April 24, 2013. Visitation 10-11 am Tuesday with service at 11 am Turner FH. 352-796-9661. Burial at Florida National Cemetery. turnerfuneralandcremation.com
HOGAN, Corinne C. 87, of St. Petersburg, passed on April 19, 2013, after a long illness. She came to St. Petersburg in 1970 from East Haven, CT, where her sister Helen K. Myers and family live. Corinne was loved by all and will be missed. May she rest in peace thanks to God.
HOLLOWAY, Howard 88, of Land O'Lakes, passed away on April 22, 2013. Howard is survived by his loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home 813.996.6610
ISBLE, Daryl 53, of Tampa, passed away April 22, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Tamela Isble; family and friends. Daryl will be greatly missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
JACOBS, Richard Albert II 76, Largo, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Survivors include five sons, and six grandchildren. Young's F.H.
JONES, Hilda 84, of St. Petersburg, passed away April 22, 2013. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11 am. Visitation will be on Friday April 26th, from 6-7:30 pm. Both held at St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church, in St. Petersburg. Carnegie-Dallas Funeral Services Clearwater 727-330-7661
KEEN, Thomas Linwood 75, of Wima-uma, entered into rest Monday, April 22, 2013. Linwood worked for International Ship Repair for 29 years, he then spent 10 years with Corrosion Control. He was a member of Alafia Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School classes. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and past member of Sertoma and Propeller Clubs. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; his sons, Mark, Joseph, Anthony; daughters, Karen, Lynnmarie, Debbie, D'lyn; brother, Bob; sisters, Jennette, Margaret Ann; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 4 pm, Friday, April 26th, at Alafia Baptist Church in Lithia. The family will receive friends 3-4 pm, Friday at the church. Arrangements by Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. www.HillsboroMemorial.com
LARA, John Ernest age 71, of Port Richey, passed away on April 22, 2013. John served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his loving family. Veterans Funeral Care
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.
LESLIE, Norma J. passed away at the age of 78 on April 21, 2013. She was a visitior of St. Petersburg, and is survived by her loving family and friends. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc.
LEWIS, Nicole M. of Tampa, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 27th, 11 am, at Exciting Faith Alive Church, 5705 East 32nd Ave. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Nichole was born to Patricia Ann Lewis on May 17, 1973 in Sylvester, GA. Nicole was a very friendly and kind person; she never met a stranger. She was baptized and carried Christ in her heart. Nicole leaves to mourn, her children, Ashley Lewis (Jahkeem), Charnecia Showers, Jean Armond Jr., Kadeva Johnson & Daniel Johnson; mother, Patricia Ann Lewis; grandchildren, Jahkeem McCormick and Deyonni Montgomery; sisters, Natasha Best & Felisha Engram; brother, Anthony Lewis; aunts, Catherine Wester (Reginald) and Shirley Palmers; uncles, Albert Lewis (Stella) & Willie Lewis; nieces, Raneisha Nelson, Racquera Nelson & Shakirra Engram; nephews, Reginald Nelson, Demarcus Lewis, De Andre Engram & Javarias Engram; godchildren, Z'yiara Brown, Leanna Ruffins, Chakeira Smith, Mary Davis, Dewayne Davis & Antwan Davis; cousins, Tisha Askiew (Kevis), Theresa Thomas (Paul), Ahmad Lewis, Bernard Rogers (Shawana), Reginald Mention, Melvin Powell, Debra Williams, Regina Williams, Theresa Jacobs (Jahryl), Evonne Williams. Remains will repose after 5 pm, Friday, April 26th, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com
LONG, William 49, of Tampa, passed away April 19, 2013. He is survived by his six loving children, Elisha, Hannah, Timothy, Lael, Rachel, and Jadon; mother, Arlene Katz; brother, Shannon Long; sister, Sandra D. Smith; family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 10 am, on Saturday, April 27th, at the Faith Life Church, 4902 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33617, with Pastor Kenneth Anderson officiating.
LUCKY, Evelyn 93, of Trinity, died April 25, 2013. Survived by daughter, Melva (Gene) Fouch; daugh-ter-in-law, Sondra; 7 grands; her six great-grands; brothers, Mike & Bill. Dobies FH / 7 Springs
LUDNICK, Victor F. 80, passed April 15, 2013. Survived wife, Rose and loving family. Gathering April 29, 11 -11:30 Celebration 11:30- 12:30, 280 Mariner. Burial FL Nat'l Full obit brewerfuneral.com
MACAULAY, Karen Lee 71, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Survived by best friend for over 50 years, Patricia Hunter. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel, (352) 796-6699
MANN, Bethie age 71, of St. Petersburg, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 24, 2013. She was born in Abbeville, AL, and came here in 2009 from Arvada, CO, where she was the manager of a Casino. Locally, she was a ticket manager at Derby Lane. She is survived by three sisters, Susie (John) Figley of St. Petersburg, Nancy Alvarez of Chicago, IL, Joanne C. Ruth of Tampa; 1 brother, Rev. Joseph Broz of Chester, PA; and several nieces & nephews. A memorial service will be 6 pm, Monday, April 29th, at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home, 4100 16th Street North, with Rev. Joseph Broz officiating. Interment will be private. Online memorial & guestbook can be viewed at: www.gunterfuneralhome.com. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg (727)528-2880
MAPES, Jane A. 72, of Largo died on April 19, 2013. Survived by 3 sons, Joseph, Robert and Patrick White; and 5 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services 727-517-2340
McCONICO, Vivian Davis of Tampa, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 27th, 11 am at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 North Howard Ave. Interment will follow in Orange Hill Cemetery. Vivian was born Jan. 25, 1958 to the late Elery Davis & Jezebel Davis in Tampa. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, Class of 1976. Vivian was a beautiful person who was full of life and loved shopping & spending time with her family, both far and near. She leaves and will be greatly missed by her loving and devoted husband of 30 years, Alonzo McConico; children, Chandra D. Rowley & Alonzo K. Davis; sisters, Betty Davis James (Reggie), Althamease Davis Parham (Andre); brothers, Curtis Davis & Aaron E. Davis (Phyllis ); nieces, Tyshiro J. Ricks (George), Sophia Davis O'Hara (James), Alisa Bell, Ebony Parham, Andrea Parham, Jazmine Huggins & Lola Ingram; 11 nephews, Bobby Ingram, Roger Ingram, Michael A. Small, Keldren D. Ricks (Staci), Tremane A. James (Leneisha), Andre Parham, Jr., Aaron J. Lee, Marquis A. Huggins, Jovan Q. Huggins, Christian L. Davis and Phillip Davis; friends, Jackie Williams & Theresa Robinson. Remains will repose after 5 pm, Friday, April 26th, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com
McCURDY, Norman R. "Mac" (USAF Colonel, Ret.), age 87, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2013. Born in Aultman, PA, and retired to Dunedin in l974, following a 31 year career serving his country as a bomber pilot and officer of the United States Air Force. Mac served 22 years with the Strategic Air Command, flying in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was awarded the Legion of Merit Award with Cluster. Mac was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Dunedin and a member of the Masonic Lodge #313 F&AM of Indiana, PA. A generous and caring man, Mac will be dearly remembered by his loving wife of 66 years, Cleo Fleming McCurdy; and by his children, Randy McCurdy and Kim McCurdy Waag (Fred); brother, Charles Flanagan (Jane); and sister, Betty Lou Little. A doting grandfather to Arran Nailor (Derek), Meredith Wold (Matthew), Eric McCurdy, Austin Waag, and Rachel Waag; and great-grandfather to Devin Nailor, Mackenzie Nailor, & Lila Wold. In addition to his parents, Mac was predeceased by his son, Rod McCurdy; and sister, Mildred Chambers. Mac left a legacy of love and stewardship to all who knew him. He will be laid to rest at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens in Palm Harbor by his family. A memorial service at the First United Methodist Church of Dunedin will be held with friends and family in May. Memorial donations may be made to PARC in St. Petersburg or to the First United Methodist Church of Dunedin, two organizations where Mac enjoyed volunteering and supporting.
McEVER, Dennis Kevin 54, of Plant City, died on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born on Dec. 2, 1958 in Plant City. He was the son of the late Arnold McEver, Jr. and Donna Chase-McEver. Kevin was a former manager for Felton's Grocery and attended Grace Methodist. His passion was for anything sports and especially baseball. He coached, managed, and played baseball all his life; and was a third degree black belt in karate. The family has asked those who will attend the service to dress in baseball attire. Surviving are his wife and their son, Yvette Fender McEver and Chantz McEver; his former wife and their children, Lori Friend-Giella, Dennis K. McEver Jr., Kristin McEver-Gilley and Lindsay McEver; brothers, Arnold J. McEver III, Timothy S. McEver and Joseph Wiggins; grandchildren, Braden and Brielle Gilley. A Memorial service will be 3 pm, Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Faith Temple located at 4240 North Frontage Road Plant City, FL 33565. The family will receive friends for one hour prior at the church. The family has asked in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Plant City Little League in Kevin's memory. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haughtfuneralhome.com
McMAHON, Marilyn age 79, Palm Harbor, passed away April 24, 2013. Survivors include her husband; two children and their families. For full service information, please visit: www.curlewhills.com.
McMANN, Taran D. age 39, of Largo, passed away Saturday, April, 20, 2013. Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11 am. Visitation will be Friday, April 26, 2013 from 6-8 pm. Both to be held at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, in Largo. Carnegie-Dallas Funeral Services 727-330-7661
McMILLAN, Charles Robert passed into our Lord's arms on April 23, 2013, in Brandon. Chuck was born on Jan. 12, 1934 in Syracuse to the late Russell & Bertha McMillan. He grew up in Jordan, NY, where he met the love of his life, Nancy Smart McMillan. Chuck and Nancy were married in Idar-Oberstein, Germany while serving our country with the U.S. Army. Their love story of 54 years took them to various cities in New York and in Florida, where most recently they settled in their 'happy place' in The Villages, Florida, surrounded by lifelong friends. Chuck worked for the North Broward Hospital District as Director of IT for over 16 years, & retired early to spend it with his bride, children, and grandchildren. A humble & gentle man, Chuck was a hero to many and a friend to all & would often say that all he needed was, "just a kind word." Chuck was preceded in death by his beautiful bride, Nancy; brothers, Russell & Glenn; his granddaughter, Nora Batniji. Survived by Melissa and Dave Parry of Brandon, Susan B. McMillan of Valrico; grandchildren, Kelsey, Anna, Abigail, & William Parry; his Smart family; hundreds of friends he met along the way. At Chuck's request, there will be no funeral services as he would like for each to remember him in your own special way. Contributions may be made to Ft. Lauderdale First United Methodist Church, Salvation Army, American Cancer Scty, charity close to your heart. www.brandonfunerals.com Arrangements by Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services: 621 N. Parsons Ave, Brandon, FL 33510 (813)654-4400
MERO, Myrtle S. of Clearview Oaks, St. Petersburg passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2013, having never recovered from an auto accident in Oct. 2012. She was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Strackville, NY the eldest child of Shirley Esmund and Alma Velita Strack (nee Bell) and also the eldest grandchild of George and Delima Bell (nee Lafountain). She attended Sallaz Academy in Redford, NY and after the family moved to Beekmantown, NY, St. John's Academy in Plattsburgh, NY graduating in 1937. She was the last surviving member of that class. After attending Loretta Business School and working briefly in Plattsburgh she moved to Washington, D.C. where she spent the rest of her working life retiring in 1987 as a security specialist with the Department of Defense. She was very active in the Toastmistresses Club in D.C. where she met her lifelong friend Alice Phillips of St. Petersburg. She was also an active member for years with Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. In Clearview Oaks, she was an officer of the Social Club and editor of their Chronicle for many years. She was a communicant of the Church of the Transfiguration of St. Petersburg. She was predeceased by her former husband Walton J.Mero of Willsboro, NY, a veteran of the Iwo Jima campaign and their two children, Shirley Ann (Lee) Crippen and David Jay Mero; two brothers Raymond Strack and Clarence Strack. She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Linda Mero of Encino, CA and Rosario Mereaux of Chula Vista, CA; a son-in-law, Dan Crippen of Bethesda, MD; two grandsons, Kevin Mero of Encino, CA and Ryan Mero of Lake Balboa, CA; and two great-grandchildren. Also two sisters-in-law, Joyce Strack of Plattsburgh, NY and Edith Strack of Findlay, OH; a sister, Madelyn Bushey of Elmira, NY; a brother, Alvin Strack and his wife, Margaret of Naples; and numerous nieces and nephews. Final arrangements were by Williams & Sons of St. Petersburg
MEYLAND, George M. 87, of Tampa died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his home. His is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; two daughters, Carol and Kathy; two grandchildren, Kenny & Susan; and 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on April 27th, 10 am, at Gardens of Memories Cemetery, 4207 East Lake Ave, Tampa. The family will receive friends 9-10 am, at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, with service immediately following. Let us say farewell to a great person. He has been a good son, husband, father, & friend to all of us & he will be dearly missed. He will always be remembered & will forever remain in our hearts.
MILLER, Edward 54, of Tampa, passed away April 20, 2013. He is survived by his brother, Paul Miller; family and friends. Edward will be deeply missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
MILLER, Karen 43, of Tampa, passed away April 18, 2013. She is survived by her aunt, Maureen Belote; family and friends. Karen will be dearly missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
NEWTON, Donald H. 86, of Hudson, died April 23, 2013. Survivors: wife, Faith; children, David, Kathy, Dana, Wendy; sister, Barbara; eight grands; four great-grands. Dobies FH-Hudson
OWENS, Marion Thomas of Tampa, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 27th, 11 am at St. John Cathedral, 3401 East 25th Ave. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Marion was born in Tampa on May 28, 1932 to the late Susie Dennard Myers and James Rowe. She grew up in Tampa, where she attended the public schools of Hillsborough County and was a graduate of Middleton High School. After a brief first marriage, she was joined in holy matrimony to John Owens. As a faithful member of St. John's Cathedral, she was a member of the Deaconess Board, Nurses Guild, Sanctuary Choir and Senior Women's Mission. She had a heart for children and actively worked to help and secure funds for the church's youth activities. Mourners include her stepson, Theodore Owens; nephews, Hewitt Myers, Charles Myers (Jacqueline), Harvey Myers, Rudolph Myers, Eric Myers, Michael Myers, Ronald Yates, Ray Carr and Johnny Blount; nieces, Marie Myers Thornton, JoAnn Myers-Douglas, Diane Lewis Friday & Justine Myers; caregivers, Alphonso & Carrie Williams, Anika Myers Palm, Joann Stubbs Myers, Patricia Murray & Coco Wilson. She also is survived by cousins, grandnieces & nephews from Myers, Dennard, Fluker, Williams, Copeland & Edwards families. Remains repose after 5 pm, April 26th, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com
PETRONE, Barbara A. 70, of St. Petersburg, passed way April 23, 2013. She is survived by her daughter and sisters. Complete obit at www.rlwilliams.com / R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home
PITTS, Sally 52, of Tampa, passed away April 20, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Brandy Steward; family and friends. Sally will be forever missed. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
PORTER, Lance 26, of New Port Richey, died April 23, 2013. Survived by parents, Ed & Gina Winters; son, Lance; & grandfather, Paul McGinnis. Dobies FH- Congress
ROHL, Timothy Allen age 45, Inverness, died April 24, 2013. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.
RUBINO, Frank T. age 66, of Spring Hill, died April 23, 2013. He is survived by sons, Anthony and Frank; and his sister, Nelline. Merritt Funeral Home Spring Hill Chapel
SIMONIN, Mary T. 99, of Seminole, passed away April 23, 2013. Born in Ohio on September 4, 1913, she moved to Florida in 2006. Survived by son, William Simonin of Seminole; daughter, Bonnie Snider; and son-in-law, Sonny Delmatto of Largo; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. Private services at a later date. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole
SKILLEN, John Daniel 85, of Spring Hill, died April 4, 2013, at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville. He was born on July 6, 1927 in Star City, IN Online guest book condolences at www.frainmortuary.com
SOROKA, Galina 69, of Brandon, passed away on April 21, 2013. She was a loving wife & mother who helped her family escape from communistic Russia to Madison, WI, in 1978. Galina proudly worked as a seamstress for Men's Warehouse for over 15 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tsal and Haya Kleiman; and brother, Sasha Kleiman. Survivors include her husband, Mikhail Soroka; daughter, Kira Soroka (Tre Devine); and brothers, Gregory and Vladimir Kleiman. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date in Wisconsin. Condolences may be left for the family at: www.stowersfh.com.
SUPEL, Theodore age 87, of St. Petersburg, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Edward White Hospital. He is survived by a loving family. For complete obit information, visit www.andersonmcqueen.com.
TEUFEL, Robert W. 77, Hudson, died April 24, 2013. Survived by wife, Susanne; children, Kathleen, Donna, & Mary Beth; devoted friend, Darlene; 8 grands & 2 great-grands. Dobies FH- Hudson
TRUONG, Robert age 83, of St. Petersburg, died April 23, 2013. Service 10 am Saturday, April 27th, at the Gunter Funeral Home. View full obituary with guestbook at: www.gunterfuneralhome.com.
TURCOTTE, Maurine A. 51, visiting Wesley Chapel died on April 22, 2013. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar. 352-567-6100
VAUGHAN, Kenneth age 95, of Brooksville, passed away Feb. 1, 2013. Survived by loving family. Services are postponed until a later date. Turner Funeral Home (352)796-9661
WILLIAMS, Brody James beloved infant son of Keri and James Williams, was stillborn on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Brandon Regional Hospital. Though he never spent any time with us he will be forever in our hearts. Survivors include his parents, James and Keri; his sisters, Emma and Jessica; grandparents, James and Janet Williams; grandmother, Nora Kingston; uncle, William Kingston; aunt, Debra Benjamin; as well as many great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. A Graveside service officiated by Pastor Donald Faling will be held at 2 pm, TODAY, April 26th, at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park (813)677-9494 www.serenitymeadows.com
WILSON, Timothy Rudolph 48, passed away April 15, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1 pm at Holy Band Inspiration Church, 83636 Twigg St, Brooksville. Services entrusted to New Serenity Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
WOJCIECHOWSKI, Frank Joseph, age 66, of Clearwater, passed away on April 21, 2013, at home. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam & received two Purple Hearts. He is survived by his children, Jennifer (Frank) Traina, Jeff (Laura Garza) Wojciechowski and Jeremy Wojciechowski; four grandchildren; his wife, Barbara Wojciechowski; his ex-wife, Judith Wojciechowski; sister, Dolores (Daniel) Kawa and four loving nephews. ALifeTribute - Largo/559-7793
WOODALL, Robert C. was born on January 2, 1961 in Birmingham, AL. He was the child of the late Raife "Woody" and Ethel Woodall. On Saturday, April 13, 2013, God called Robert home to rest after an automobile accident near Atlanta, GA. He leaves to celebrate the legacy of his life: his children, his wife of 29 years, his mother, his mother-in-law, grandchildren, his god-daughter; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:30 am at Christ Gospel Church of St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hope Missions at 2512 22nd Avenue South, St Petersburg.
WOODS, Henry Lee "Tokyo" 65, St. Petersburg, passed away on April 22, 2013. He attended St. Petersburg High School and worked as an environmental services supervisor with Millicare. He is survived by his long-term companion and former wife, Sharon Woods; children, Michael Woods, Nadez Woods, Demetric Landers, Derrick Woods, Kenyatta Jordan, Tisha Jordan, Quarry Woods; mother, Eunice Lawton; siblings, Naomi Jordan, Holley Jones, Brenda Gilbert, Duke Jones, Gregory Jones, Glenn Jones, Delbert Jones, Anthony Jones, Denise Jones, James Jones, Anissa Jones, David Jones, and Niccole Woody; 20 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing Friday, April 26th at McRae Funeral Home from 4-8 pm, with a wake at 7 pm. Service Saturday, April 27th, 11 am at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 3300 31st St S. Woodys Funeral Home, Clearwater.
YOUNG, Robert L. 63, of Clearwater, passed away on April 21, 2013 at Mease Countryside Hospital. He is survived by his loving family. Alife Tribute Largo 559-7793
ZEMAITIS, Robert J. 91, of Sun City Center, passed away on April 22, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from the United States Post Office after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his brother, Victor Zemaitis; and by his sister, Regina "Teri" Banach. Survivors include his sister, Esther Zemaitis; his three nephews, James (Sharon) Banach, Robert (Mary) Banach, and Raymond (Carol) Dedrew; and two nieces, Carol Eggerding, Esther Bartrum, and Peggy (Rodney) Lamkin. Funeral Mass will be 11 am, Monday, April 29th, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, Sun City Center. Burial will be in Grand Rapids, MI. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home Sun City Center (813) 634-9900