ALLAN M. PANEBIANCO 8/24/1950 10/8/2012 In memory of my beloved husband Allan. It's been a year since you left your pain and suffering on this earth to be with our Lord in heaven. I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. Forever yours until we meet again, Your loving wife Mary Grace.
ADAMS, Bruce W. 67, passed away Oct. 2, 2013. He is survived by his wife Linda; his son, Kevin Adams; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Bill Ball; and grandson Leyton. A 1967 graduate of Miami University, he was an active member of the Alumni Association for more than 30 years. In Feb. 2011 Bruce was honored by receiving the John E. Dolbois Alumni Award for his faithful, admirable & sustained service. In view of his love for Miami University and concern for the importance of continuing education a scholarship is established in his honor. Donations may be sent to Miami University, Bruce W. Adams Memorial Fund, 725 E Chestnut Street, Oxford OH 45056
ALLARD, Keith B. 54, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 5, 2013. Survived by wife, Dawn; daughters, Melissa & Michelle (Matthew); grands, Aidan, Haylee,Hannah & Rylee. Dobies FH/Hudson
ALTERIO-SWILLEY, Marie Ann 69, of Tampa, and formerly of Peekskill, NY, died on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, after a long-fought battle with cancer. Born in Peekskill to the late John Joseph Alterio & Angela Marie Mincio. Ms. Alterio was a graduate from Assumption School, NY '58, Ladycliff Academy, NY '62, New York Foundling Hospital School of Infant Care Technicians, NY '63, and Westchester School of Nursing of Grasslands Hospital, NY '67. She worked for over 30 years as a Registered Nurse in clinical classroom teaching, as a surgical nurse, ICU supervisor, PACU nurse, and Home Health Aide Supervisor. She loved being a nurse and will be remembered for her kind and caring nature. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, writing, poetry, singing & spending time with her family. Survived by four daughters, Dawnmarie (Mike) Hatfield, Alexandria, VA, Denise (Steve) Coombes, Nashua, NH, Donna Alvarez, Tampa, Deborah Swilley, Tampa; sons, David Swilley, Tampa, Daniel Swilley, Tampa; and 9 grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Deacon Vincent (Patti) Alterio, Odessa; sister, Angie Alterio, Peekskill, NY; nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, Kathy Alterio, Peekskill, NY, & Patti Perrone-Alterio. She is predeceased by two brothers, John Alterio and Joseph Alterio. Funeral Service will take place at the Assumption Church in Peekskill, NY, on Nov. 4th, at 11:30 am, followed by a Graveside Interment at Assumption Cemetery. Cremation is being handled by Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Chapel, in Tampa. Please sign the online guestbook www.BlountCurryMacDill.com.
ANDERSON, Alfred C. age 83, of Bayonet Point, died Oct. 5, 2013. Survived by wife, Catherine; children, Barbara Minahan, Joan Guadalupe & Thomas Anderson; grandson, Justin. Dobies FH/Hudson
ASHCRAFT, Patricia A. age 74, of Largo, passed away on Oct. 8, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband, William; her sons, William (Terri) and Charles; and family. She will be missed by all.
ATKINS, Nancy Ellen Humes 87, died Oct. 6, 2013 in Huntsville, AL, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Tampa, she was born Jan. 18, 1926 to Karl and Phillis Humes on Watrous Avenue, NSB. She graduated from the Academy of the Holy Names and the University of Tampa. She taught for 29 years at St. John's Episcoal Parish Day School. Nancy was an avid reader, a life-long learner, and an accomplished artist. A true Floridian, her favorite destination was the Gulf of Mexico where she would go shelling and looking for sharks' teeth. She is survived by three daughters, Robin and Linden Atkins of Tampa, Julie (Doug) Robertson of Huntsville, and four grandchildren, James and Caroline Cooper (Tony Fer-nandez), Halley and John Martin. She will be missed for her optimism and love of life and beauty. At her request, there will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Docent Fund at the Huntsville Museum of Art (300 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 or http://www.hsvmuseum.org/donate/) or to Hospice Family Care (3304 Westmill Drive·Huntsville, AL 35805 or http://www.hospicefamilycare.org/help-us-help-others.html).
BALCASTRO, Albertina "Tina" 56, Clearwater, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at home. Funeral Mass 2 pm Monday, Oct. 14 at St. Catherine of Siena. Eternal Rest Funeral Home
BERGAMINI, Anthony R. 90, passed away peacefully on Sept. 15, 2013 in Palm Harbor. He is survived by his wife Catherine; and daughters Cathy (Dan), JoAnn (Richard) and Doris; as well as two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Robert; and extended family. He was born in Newark, NJ and was a World War II veteran. He moved to Florida in 1972 from Belleville, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Florida Suncoast Hospice Foundation. Services will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater, Fl 33759 Sylvanabbey.com
BEY, Frankie L. age 101, passed away Oct. 9, 2013. She was born in Meridian, MS and resided in St. Petersburg for 90 years. She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Bey, daughter, Joanne Ressegieu and her husband, Harry M. Bey who was the retired District Fire Chief for St. Petersburg. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Mari Jean Robertson and Harriette Urbahn; her sister, Clarice Munch; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Avenue, Thursday, Oct. 17, 013 from 5-7 pm. Funeral Services will be Friday, Oct. 18th at 1 pm at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Flowers will be appreciated or donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer. Online memorial and guestbook at www.brettfuneralhome.net
BODA, Milan went to be with the Lord after a battle with cancer at the age of 83 on Sept. 28, 2013. Milan was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed by his loving family. A mass will be held on Oct. 13, 2013 at 12 pm at Most Holy Mother of God Church in Dover, Fl. Stowers Funeral Home www.stowersfh.com
BREEZE, Melvin R. 90, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 8, 2013. Born in Chillicothe, MO. He moved to Michigan, where he worked for McClouth Steel. After retiring, he moved to Florida with wife, Ruth H. He is survived by two sons, Lyle (Heather) of New Port Richey, and Allen (Larry Fry) of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Nancy Psaila of Canton MI, and Christy Dongvort (Kenneth) of New Port Richey; four grandchildren and six great-granchildren.
BROWER, Scott Harvey 50, born Aug. 27, 1963, passed away at home on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. He was a St. Petersburg/Gulfport native. He leaves behind son, Bryan Brower; sister, Tammie Brow-er; father, Harvey Brower; stepson, Ryan Apuzzo; and many friends. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Wildlife Conservation in memory of Scott. ROCK ON SCOOTER! We will always love and miss you.
CARMONA, Ada G. 85, of Tampa, passed away Oct. 11, 2013. She is survived by her beloved family including her son, Manny (Shannon) Carmona; daughter, Adita Carmona (Jorge Ayo); sister, Astrid Padron; and sister-in-law, Margarita Guardado. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Catherine, Manny, Meg and Georgie and several loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Manuel in 1994. Ada was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church where she was proud to be a Eucharistic Minister. She help to found the Cuban Historic Society, was a member of the Cuban Civic Club and volunteered at St. Paul Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. Ada loved history and was ahead of her time in many ways, including doing yoga years before it became popular. She was a kind and peaceful person who never had a negative word to say about anyone. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church followed by a funeral Mass at 12 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to LifePath Hospice. The family has entrusted JGR Funeral Home with services. Please leave online condolences at www.JGRFuneralHome.com
CARTER, George James 66, of Brandon entered into rest on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. George was born on Nov. 26, 1946 in Manhattan, NY to the late Irving and Rosa Carter. He was a veteran of the Army and served in Vietnam. He was predeceased by his sisters, Rosa and Catherine; and brothers, William and Irving Carter. Survivors include his loving and caring wife of 33 years, Rose Carter; daughter, Michele Janette Carter; four grandchildren, Quastacia, Zaire, Destiny and Brianna; and brother, Robert Carter. Please visit www.hillsboromemorial.com to sign Goerge's guest book.
CHAPPELL, Helene Sheffield Age 89, a long time resident of St Petersburg, died Oct. 9, 2013. Born in GA, raised in SC. Survived by daughters, Becky Palmer, Barbara Penrose and Suzanne Whipple, 5 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren, all from the local area, sister, Donna Daniel from Athens, GA. A celebration of her life will be held privately by her loving family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice.
CHRISTIANO, Renee went to be with the Lord on Oct. 4, 2013, though we can feel her spirit here. She was a smart, amazing, beautiful mother, wife, and grandmother, born in New Jersey, lived in Chicago, and later moved to Tampa, where she met the love of her life. Renee is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Anthony Gene Christiano; her six children, Angela, Andrea, Alina, Ashley, Joseph and Anthony; and nine grandchildren, Joseph, Peter, Preston, Jordon, Charlie, Bella, Michelle, Katie & Chase. Renee never judged a soul & brought out the best in everyone and would light up a room. Mom we will celebrate your life every day and you will be missed tremendously. We know we cannot be selfish, the lord wants you with him, we know you are healed. We promise that your amazing sense of humor, caring loving nature will carry on in your name, love you forever and always! Service and celebration of life to be held for Renee Christiano on Oct. 19th, at the Village Presbyterian Church, at 13115 S. Village Drive, Tampa, FL 33618, service at 2 pm, Celebration 3-5 pm. Condolences may be expressed online at www.macdonaldfuneral.com. MacDonald Funeral Home Tampa (813)933-4950
COOKE, Billie age 89, of Clearwater, passed away on Oct. 6, 2013, surrounded by beloved family. For complete obituary, please visit online at: www.internationalfuneralhome.com.
COSENTINO, Constance 92, of Oldsmar, passed away on Thursday Oct. 10, 2013. For information, contact Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home (727) 796-1992 or Sylvanabbey.com for online guestbook.
COTIER, William "Bill" 80, of Clearwater, formerly of Pasco County, went to be with his maker on Sept. 22, 2013. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elizabeth; children, Cate, Will, and Bob (Jan); grandchildren, Samantha & Amanda; and loving sister-in-law, Terri (Frank). Memorial service 11 am Oct. 19 at northmeadowlawnfuneral.com
DIETZEN, Leonard J. 79, died on Sept. 18, 2013. He was born to Leonard and Mary Dietzen in Chattanooga, TN, on July 9, 1934. He is survived by daughters, Deborah Lard-ieri (Larry), Lisa Hannon (Jay), Donna Baptiste (David); and son Leonard J. Dietzen (Beth); grandchildren Larry Joe Lard-ieri, Shane and Brooke Bapt-iste, and Drew and Lindsey Dietzen; and sister Bucky Appleton. A celebration of life will be held by the family on Oct. 19, 2013.
DIEZ, Earl 97, born April 23, 1916 in Tampa, died Oct. 11, 2013 in his Lutz home. He was born, raised and lived his entire life in Hillsborough County. Earl was known as an honest and generous man with a strong work ethic and a memorable handshake. He spent many years working for Lykes Brothers as a cattle buyer and foreman before starting his own cattle feed lot and ranch in Riverview. Earl was a prominent, well-respected rancher and land owner. He is survived by his two daughters, Anita Louise Harrington and Minne Teresa Rutski; sons-in law, Rick Harrington and Tim Rutski; four grandchildren, Matt Rutski, Mark Rutski, Makayla Rutski, and Hannah Harrington; two sisters, Rosa Lee Diez Nichols and Margaret Diez Elliott. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Louise Diez. His family wishes to express their love and thankfulness for his kind and compassionate caregivers, Kendra, Donnette, Mary, Aaron, and many others. They would also like to express their thanks to LifePath Hospice. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5:30 8:30 pm at the Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel. Graveside services will take place on Wednesday Oct. 16 at 10 am at Trinity Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to LifePath Hospice.
DOWELL, Dolly Irene 79, of Clearwater, died Oct. 3, 2013, and was born Jan. 21, 1934. She is survived by her 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren. See more detailed obituary at SylvanAbbey.com
GOEDDE, Mary Lou 57, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Oct. 2, 2013, surrounded by family. Survived by husband, Michael; her children, Jennifer & Luke; brothers, Philip & Kenneth; and sisters, Patricia & Barbara. In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations so that a memorial may be established in her honor. We love you.
GRAY, Daisy passed away on Oct. 5, 2103, in Tampa, at the age of 83. She was born in St. Louis, MO. She worked for several years as a nurses aid before becoming a home maker for a career soldier and their family. At the age of 59, she completed her Bachelor of Science Degree & worked as an active substitute teacher until she retired. She and her husband retired and resided in Lanham, MD, before deciding to move to the Tampa Bay area to be near their son. Remembered as a meticulous homemaker, an avid gardener with a bonified "green thumb", and a lover of dogs. She leave behind a son, Stanley; two grandchildren, Anthea Gray and Stanley "Buddy" Gray II; sister, Eunice Foley of Tucson, AZ; brother, Myrl Lee of St. Louis; host of family & friends; and two granddogs, Stella and Sophie; & one great-granddog, Dolce. She is preceded in death by her husband, CSGM Isaiah N. Gray; and five brothers & sisters. She will be forever remembered for her impeccable demeanor and presence which was fitting of royalty. Time would show that the only penetration of her almost Prussian like demeanor was the utterance of the word "Granny" which brought an uncontrolled smile and a bright beam of joy not to be matched by any earthly being. The Gray family ask that you rejoice in the life of Daisy Gray. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Ave. Chapel in charge of local arrangements, (813)876-2421. Gues-tbook may be signed at: www.BlountCurryMacdill.com.
GUNDOLFI, Harold "Tim" Born April 9, 1928, passed on Oct. 6, 2013. Tim was born in Pound Ridge, NY, to Victorio and Fannie (Brown) Gundolfi. Tim is survived by his wife of 67 years, Claire Arnold; son, Michael Gundolfi, Belleair Beach; his daughters, Holly Gundolfi, Largo, and Kim Gundolfi, Virginia; grand-dau-ghters, Tei Gundolfi and Zoe Madden-Wood; and his great- granddaughter, Haven Gund-olfi, all of California. Tim was a General Contractor specializing in masonry and in particular stonework for many years in Fairfield, CT, & Westchester, NY. His stonework can be found all over the counties he serviced and often in the most prominent neighborhoods and homes. Tim will be remembered for his humor, his ready smile and for his undying loyalty to those lucky enough to be held dear. www.mossfeasterlargo.com
HANCOCK, Loretta 79, of Gibsonton, passed away Sept. 12, 2013. She is survived by her granddaughter, Shannon Snyder; family and friends. Loretta will be dearly missed. Words of comfort expressed at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
HAYWARD, Anthony B. left this earth to be with The Lord on Oct. 7, 2013. Anthony was a loving father, son and brother. Anthony leaves behind son, Ronnie Hayward; mother, Lily Brown; and brothers, Karl and Erwin Hayward. Anthony loved all that is outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and BBQ and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He loved life & lived it to the fullest. He leaves behind a great void in the lives he touched. Stowers Funeral Home www.stowersfh.com
HEYMANN, Edward Francis 82, St. Petersburg passed on Oct. 10, 2013. Survived by his loving wife, Marian; 6 children, 7 grandchildren, a brother and his wife; and one dog. A Life Tribute, Gulfport
HOLLY, Violet 70, of Tampa, passed away Sept. 7, 2013. She is survived by her uncle, Dennis Smith; family and friends. Violet will be forever missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
HORD, Richard L. "Dick" 85, of Indian Shores, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Dick was born March 21, 1928 in Vicksburg, MI, to the late Clyde & Letha (Hudson) Hord. He moved to this area in 1972 coming from Michigan. Dick owned & operated American Rental on Seminole Boulevard, Seminole. He retired selling the business in the late 1990's. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during WWII. He was a member of the VFW Post 9272 and the American Legion Post 400. He was also a Shriner and a 32 degree member of the Masonic Lodge. Dick is survived by his loving daughter, Reddi Hord Martel of Largo; a brother, Charles Hord; and sister, Arlene Hord Wells both of Michigan; along with several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be offered to All Children's Hospital, in St. Petersburg. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17th, at 10:30 am, at the Moss Feaster Funeral Home, at 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 33774, (727)562-2080. Condolences may be offered at www.mossfeasterlargo.com.
HUDSON, Franklin S. 80, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 8, 2013. Survived by wife, Katherine; sons, Scott E., Richard E., and Michael S.; daughter, Deborah. Visit: brewerfuneral.com/352-596-4991
HUNTER, Stephen E. 62, died on Oct. 5, 2013. He is survived by his brother, Mich-ael, of Tampa; and his cousin, Darlene, in Texas. Steve was born in Houston, TX, and lived successively in New York and New Jersey before moving to Tampa in 1975. He was for thirty-eight years a client of the J. Clifford MacDonald Train-ing Center, first as a resident, later as a participant in the workshop. His family would like to thank Linda Fogarty, of Just a Bit of Assistance, and the staffs of MacDonald Training Center and Belvedere Commons of Tampa for their care for and many kindnesses toward Steve over the years. Services will be private, but those wishing to express their condolences may sign the guestbook at FloridaMortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MacDonald Training Center or the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Friends of Music Fund, Tampa. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
IVANCSITS, Michelle Jackie daughter of Cathy and David, died Oct. 9, 2013. Also sur-vived by siblings, Ashley, Kay-la, and Ryne; grandparents, Pamela Ivancsits, Emma, David Harrison. Dobies FH
JAMISON, Charles Sr. 86, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 8, 2013. Survived by six children, six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson 868-4441 Dobiesfuneralhome.com
JONES, Shawn V. 41, of River-view, passed a-way on Oct. 10, 2013. He was a member of the Sons of the Am-erican Legion and a passionate fisherman. He loved his child-ren and enjoyed spending time with them. Shawn is survived by his loving family, sons, Jordan and Joshua; daughter, Kelsey; mother, Patricia; fath-er, David and his wife Debbie; sister, Laurie; grandparents, Margaret and Donald; and one granddaughter. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, Funeral Home & Crematory 6919 Providence Road, Riverview, Florida 33578 Phone(813)677-9494 ~ Fax(813)677-7391
JUAN, Eduardo Cortes Sr. 68, passed away Oct. 9, 2013. Visitation will take place Monday, Oct. 14th, 6-9 pm, at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 East Lake Ave., Tampa. Funeral service will take place Tuesday, Oct. 15th, at 10 am, at the funeral home, followed by burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Garden of Memories Funeral Home (813)626-3161
KENNING, Ella Pauline 92, Inverness died Oct 11, 2013. Private inurnment at Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Memorial at later date.
KITCHENS, William L. "Bill" 76, of Plant City, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 6, 2013 as a result of cancer. He was born in Lakeland on Jan. 17, 1937 to the late Ruth and John Kitchens Sr. Bill was a Gideon and a Mason. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at Camp Gilead Cabin 2 and was a long time member of Plant City's First Baptist Church. He served in the Army Reserves. He retired from Publix in 1998 as the Director of Construction after 42 years of service. He enjoyed his career and appreciated the opportunity Mr. George Jenkins gave him to work for such a great company. He enjoyed working on his land, building, traveling, playing golf and the piano. Bill loved his family and showed it in many ways. He taught and instilled Biblical truths to impact their lives and was an example of those truths. He enjoyed helping people in need and expected nothing in return. He will be greatly missed but we know he is in his Heavenly home, no more pain or sorrow. He was preceded in death by his first wife Annette Kitchens; daughter Sherry Lynn Kitchens; and sisters Pat Fleckenstein and Kathryn Kitchens. He is survived by his wife Jeannine Kitchens; children Julie Britt (Tim), John Kitchens (Toni), Joel Kitchens (Deborah), and Kim Simpson (Dave); siblings John Kitchens (Grace), Tommy Kitchens (Donna), and Mary Hornsby; grandchildren Timothy Britt (Lanna), Matthew Britt (Theo), Connor Kitchens, Courtney Kitchens, Garrett Kitchens, Hannah Simpson, Cole Fraser, and Abbey Simpson; and great-grandchildren Emma Britt, Darien Martin, and Nick Martin. A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 19 at 11 am at Plant City's First Baptist Church, 503 N. Palmer Street, Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10 am. Interment will be private in New Home Cemetery, Lakeland. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Steppin Stone Farm, 8421 Pritcher Rd., Lithia, FL 33547, The Florida Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33815, The Gideons International Plant City Camp, P.O. Box 1469, Plant City, FL 33564, or The Pregnancy Care Center, 304 N. Collins Street, Plant City, FL 33563. Expressions of condolence at www.wecare.
KNOTT, Janet 83, of Clearwater, died Oct. 12, 2013. Survivors: children, Vicky (David) Mytnick, Timothy (Joyce) Knott, Scott (Jennifer) Knott, and Lawrence (Chrissa) Robinson; sister, June Tuttle; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and beloved dog and companion, Toby. Dobies FH, Tarpon Springs 942-0515 dobiesfuneralhome.com
LENIO, Marcella I. "Marcie" born Dec. 8, 1930, passed on Oct. 7, 2013. Survived by husband, Andrew "Larry"; beloved dog, Ziggy; four children, Michael, Marianne, Paul and Jennifer; and a large extended family. Born and raised in Michigan, she then moved to Largo in 1985 and had made many new friends and family along the way. Marcella was a multi-talented and spirited woman who brought a smile to everyone she met with her good nature and silly sense of humor. Heaven has a strong Angel in their company now. A service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at The National Cremation Society, 4945 East Bay Drive, Clearwater, FL 33764, 727-536-0494. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in her name to the St. Joseph's Indian School, P.O. Box 100 Chamberlain, SD 57325
LIPYNSKY, Teddy 89, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 11, 2013. Viewing is 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Oct. 15, at TurnerFH/ 796-9661. Service is 11 am, Oct. 16, at St. Andrews Ukrainian C. C. Turnerfuneralandcremation.com
LOFLEY, J. E. "Gene" He suffered a stroke on his 89th birthday, Sept. 10, 2013, and he passed away on Sept. 30, 2013. He was a lifetime resident of Hillsborough County, a retired member of Boile-rmakers Local #433 where he served as Business Manager and International Representative, member of Mason Lodge #185 and served in the Merchant Marines. He is survived by his sister, Marie Elena Reynolds (Gene); brother, Lou Al Chiaramonte; his close friend, DaLane Terrell; and many nieces, nephews & cousins. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life to be held Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2-5 pm, at the Boilermakers Union Hall, at 9725 U.S. Highway #92 East. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory (813)677-9494
LOPES, Dianne M. 71, of Pinellas Park, passed a-way Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Dianne was the co-owner of Magic Surf Tackle. She enjoyed square dancing, spending time with family, and watching the Rays games with her grand-son. She is survived by her two children, Bret (Toni) and Brenda (Robert); three broth-ers; a brother-in-law; four grandchildren, Robbie, Carl, Cord, and Savannah. A com-mittal service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening at Loyless Funeral Home from 6-8 pm. Words of comfort may be expressed at: Loylessfuneralhome.com Loyless Funeral Home 813-996-6610
LUCARDIE, George 88, of Trinity, died Oct. 11, 2013 in Spring Hill. Gathering Monday, Oct. 14, 12:30-1 pm, memorial service at 1 pm. Pinecrestfuneralchapel.com
LYONS, Heidi Meierhof 70, passed peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in the gentle care of Hospice with her family by her side. Born Aug. 17, 1943 in Eisenberg, Germany, Heidi and her family migrated to the United States when she was 12 years old. In 1960, she married her high school sweetheart, Jack, in Wexford, PA. They moved to Florida in the 1970's, settling in New Port Richey. Heidi is survived by her husband, Jack Lyons; daughters, Karen Koch and Sherry Despota; grandsons, John, Jeremy & Jayme Despota and Tanner & Jake Koch; and her sister, Ursula Kaminski. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Gulfcoast Regional Hospice.
MANN, Maureen C. "Reen" surrounded by her family, made her journey to Heaven on Oct. 10, 2013. She was born in Washington, DC on the 4 of July, 1941. Her family moved to Clearwater in 1958 where she graduated from Clearwater High, Class of '59. She attended St. Petersburg Jr. College and was employed by First Federal Savings & Loan of Clearwater. She became their first female loan officer and retired as a branch manager. After her banking career, she and George opened MannKraft Sign & Trophy in Palm Harbor. Through her personality and people skills, the business flourished beyond their dreams. After 10 years, she retired for the second time. Reen and George enjoyed many cruises, especially two trans-Atlantic from Europe back to the USA. Every year they returned to her " Favorite Place In The Whole Wide World," Bethany Beach, DE. Reen is survived by her husband, George; daughter, Jodi Bogue, South Carolina; granddaughters, Alyx, Holiday, and Shelby, Jacksonville; grandson, Trevor, South Carolina; great-granddaughter Genevieve, Holiday; her sister, Anne Gonzales, Tarpon Springs; and many nieces and nephews and an abundance of loving friends. Reen's theme song was "My Way" by Elvis. Her most quoted remark was, "There's good in everything if you look hard enough." A celebration of life will be held at the Highland Lakes Lodge, 127 Lakeside Dr., Palm Harbor on Oct. 19 from 11 am - 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name to Suncoast Hospice, Palm Harbor. Visit curlewhills.com
MARSH, Margaret Bonita "Bonnie" 70, of Lutz and Tampa passed away on Oct. 11, 2013. She is survived by her spouse of 41 years, Jack Marsh; children, Greg Marsh, Donald Leggett Jr., Patti Hansen, and Kalle Roderick; grandchildren John Travis and Jacob Hansen, Kelsey and Victoria Leggett, and Carson and Colton Roderick; loving sisters Karen Gandy (Gary) and Davida Rodriguez. Bonnie was preceded in death by her mother Ruby Johnson, father Clymon Johnson, brother Dallas Johnson, and son Doug Marsh. Bonnie was born in Washington, DC before moving to Florida as a young child. She dedicated her life to helping others. She served on the board of the Tampa Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Children's Home Society and was President of the Tampa Woman's Club. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a charity of one's choice. A visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Monday, October 14 at Gonzalez Funeral Home. Funeral services will then be held at 1 pm on Tuesday October 15 at Idlewild Baptist Church, 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz with the family accepting friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
MARTIN, Grant 82, of Wesley Chapel, passed away peacefully on Oct. 8, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Renee Joy Martin; two sons, John and Ken (Cathy); three daughters, Sandra, Sherry, and Shari (Art); two stepsons, Brett (Autumn) and David (Tracy); sister, Barbara; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Grant was preceded in death by his parents, Grant and Charlotte, and a granddaughter, Charlene. A celebration of Grant's life will be held at 4 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 16190 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, (813) 558-9343. Details and guest-book at: www.VeteransFuneralCare.com Veterans Funeral Care Clearwater
MARTINEZ, Mercedes 96, Spring Hill, died Oct. 10, 2013. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Tuesday, Turner FH/796-9661. Mass 10 am Wednesday, St. Joan of Arc. Burial to follow. turnerfuneralandcremation.com
MEEHAN, Anna T. 96, Hudson, died Oct. 12, 2013. Preceded in death by husband, Andrew. Survivors, sons, Christopher, Kevin, Francis; grandchildren, Kristine, Kelly, Douglas, Michael; 7 great-grandchildren. Dobies Funeral Home, 7 Springs 372-2550 dobiesfuneralhome.com
MILLER, Bruce 83, of Lutz, died Oct. 10, 2013. Visitation Tuesday, Oct. 15th, from 10 am, until the service time at 11 am, at Idlewild Baptist Church, in Lutz. Trinity Memorial Gardens
MITCHELL, Robert B. Jr. "Mitch", 77, passed away in Largo, Oct. 4, 2013. Mitch is survived by his wife of 26 years, Joan; 2 stepdaughters & 4 grandchildren. Also, there are 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren from a previous marriage. Memorial service to be held at Anona Methodist Church. His family plans to scatter his ashes near Lehigh University, where he spent many of his happiest years.
MULLIKIN, Norman L. of Pinellas Park, died Sept. 27, 2013. A Carrier Air Conditioning Expert. Survived by his mother, Anita; children Adam, Samuel and Nichole; and five grandchildren. Abby Affordable Cremation
NOPPER, Robert E. 82, of Sand Key, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, after a courageous fight with Post Polio Syndrome. Robert was born in St. Albans, NY, graduated from Queens College and retired from Narda Microwave after 30 years of service. He played in the Para Olympics in England in 1955. Robert leaves his beloved Audrey, Joey; and brother, Ray and sister-in-law, Marie along with their children; in addition to his many friends. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to St. Jeromes Lifeline. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17th, at 10:30 am, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo, FL 33774. Condolences may be offered online: www.mossfeasterlargo.com.
NORMAN, David M. Jr. "Bud", 86 of Port Richey, passed away on Oct. 11, 2013. He was born in Milton, NJ, resided in Lake Hopatcong before moving to Port Richey. He and his wife were co-owners of Flash Marina in Lake Hopatcong. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen; his sister, Emma Pollard; his children, David M. Norman III (Pam), Susan Ginolfi (Albert), Cynthia Norman; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was pre- deceased by his son, Garrett and half-brother, Henry Knoblick. No formal memorial service is planned. Donations may be made to HPH Hospice Foundation, 12107 Majestic Blvd, Hudson, FL 34667-2455. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress St. 727-841-7555 dobiesfuneralhome.com
O'HANLON, John Kendrick "JR", on Sept. 29, 2013 beloved son was unexpectedly called home at the age of 32. JR" lived life to the fullest as an avid fisherman and diver.He was a dear friend to many. He is survived by his mother, Barbara O'Hanlon (St. Louis, MO); his father, John Kendrick O'Hanlon, Sr.; and his stepmother, Carol McGon-igal (Palm Harbor, FL). He is also survived by numerous family members; aunt, uncle, and cousins from St. Louis, MO.JR was preceded in death by his grandparents and his beloved sister, Jennifer O'Han-lon. Please join us for a Celebration of Life gathering on Oct. 19th at 6 pm at his father's home. All his friends and associates are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in JR's name to the Jennifer O'Hanlon Scholarship Fund, c/o Pinellas County Education Foundation, 12090 Starkey Rd., Largo, FL 33773.
PALACIO, Fred 58, died on Oct. 11, 2013. Survived by fiance, Patricia Hunt. Visitation, Thursday, 9-11 am with service at 11. Burial at Florida National. MorganFuneralHome.com
PARISE, Bean Ruble Infant son of Regina & Patrick, died Oct. 6, 2013. Survived by sisters, Alleia, Paityn and Summer Rayne; brother, Garrett; and loving family and friends. Dobies FH/Hudson
PATTON, Timothy D. age 52, died Oct. 6, 2013, survived by his mother, Mary; brother, Robert (Sandy); sister, Delilah (Andrew) Libby; nephews, Patrick and Thomas; and nieces, Maureen Libby (Dallas, TX) and Patricia Bloxsom. He was predeceased by his father, Robert; and sister, Ruby. He served in the Army, then worked as a certified HVAC mechanic in Jacksonville until he became disabled in 2001 and returned to Tampa. Visitation will take place Monday, Oct. 14th, 11:30am12:30 pm at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Avenue, Tampa. Funeral service will be same day at Garden of Memories Funeral Home at 12:30 pm, followed by a committal service with U.S. Army Military Honors at the graveside in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa.
PELCHER, Barbara J. 87, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 4, 2013. Private graveside service was Oct. 10, 2013 at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens. TurnerFH/352-796-9661
PRICE, Beth A. 80, of New Port Richey, passed on Oct. 10, 2013. Survived by children, Richard, Mike, Donnell (Bruce); one granddaughter; and one great-grandson. NCS Clearwater
PRUITT, Jimmy Ren went to be with the Lord Oct. 10, 2013 at the age of 76. Jimmy is sur-vived by his loving family, his wife Mary Jo of 59 years; his children Robert Ren (Kim), Kathy Fay Geisler (Bryan), and Patty Jo Lamb (John); and his 8 grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday Oct. 15 from 6-8 pm at Stowers Funeral Home, 401 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, funeral service will be Oct. 16 at 2 pm at Bell Shoals Baptist Church, 2102 Bell Shoals Rd, Brandon with interment following at Limona Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Jimmy's name to Sun City Center Hospice.
PUTERBAUGH, Glen David 80, passed Oct. 10, 2013. Survived by wife, Theadora; sister, Linda Pickett; 2 daugh-ters, Katherine Schneider, Cynthia Clancy. See full obit at: Brewerfuneral.com 352-688-4991
ROBERTS, Patricia B. 91 died Oct. 9, 2013. She is survived by daughter, Joanne (Lowell) Hoover of Concord, NC; 2 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grands. www.sylvanabbey.com
RUBEL, Donald 86, Spring Hill, died Oct. 8, 2013. Survived by children, Stephen, Scott, Donald, Sus-an, Kathleen; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society - Hudson
SCHMIEDER, Rosemary 84, died Oct. 11, 2013. Survived by loving family. Viewing Oct. 15 Brett Funeral Home from 10-11 am. Service at 11 am. Burial FL Nat. Cem. Guest-book: www.brettfuneralhome.net
SCHROMM, Steven 61, Safety Harbor, died Oct. 8, 2013. Survived by his beloved wife Marilyn. Complete obit visit internationalfuneral-home.com. Arrangements by: Sunset Point Funeral Home, Clearwater, FL
SCIBELLI, Eleanor Marie 82, of Brooksville, FL passed away Oct. 6, 2013. For life story, funeral times and guest book signing, please visit www.veteransfuneralcare.com.
SHEPARD, Lana Ruth 68, born Aug. 13, 1945 of Marion, OH, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at home in Valrico. She was the daughter to the late Clifford and Ruth (Metheny) Alexander. Lana was married for 34 years. Surviving is her daughter, Tammy O'Donnell (Kevin) of Valrico; and her son, Dan Shepard (Debbie) of Gilbert, AZ, and David Shepard, father of the children. She has 4 grandchildren, David O'Donnell and Kristopher O'Donnell and Leah Johnson and (Keith) of Long Beach, CA, and Jonathan O'Donnell; one great- grandchild, Christine Johnson; sister, Lois Foster-Hughes and (Bill) of Piketon, OH, and Debbie Cowles (Bill) of Tucson, AZ. She graduated from Waverly High School in Waverly, OH. She then owned a beauty salon for 19 years. She then got her degree at Gateway Community College in 1989. She loved school so much she worked as a GED Chief Examiner for Gateway Community College. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 148 of Riverview and member of Moose Chapter 1596 of Brandon, and was also a member of the Eastern Star of Chillicothe, OH. She was preceded in death of her parents; and two brothers, Clifford and Gary Alexander. Services will be at Elm Grove Church of Christ on Friday, Oct. 18th, at 10 am, in Piketon, OH, immediately following will be graveside services at Mound Cemetery in Piketon, OH. If you wish to post condolences to the O'Donnell family, please visit Brandon Cremation & Funeral Service at (www.brandonfunerals.com). Lana was always happy even through all of her pain. In lieu of ,you may make donations to Muscular Dystrophy Association at (www.MDA.org).
SHULTZ, Clifford Allen "Big Al", 77, of Tampa, passed away Oct. 8, 2013. He was born in Knoxville, TN, and moved to Tampa in 1941. He graduated from Brewster Tech in 1953. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, retired auto and jet aircraft mechanic. He enjoyed going to the dog track, shooting pool & karaoke at the American Legion Post 111. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Peggy; his daughter, Debra (Steve) Collyer; two grandchildren, Steven (Goo Goo) and Julie. He was loved and will forever be missed. Words of comfort at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900
SMITH, Robert Lee 82, of Seffner, entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Robert was born on May 13, 1931 in Tampa, to the late Herbert Lee Smith and Mary Louise Smith. He is a beloved and loving husband, father, and friend, as well as enthusiastic supporter of FSU and all things "Seminole". He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1949, and then continued on to Florida State University where he received his bachelor's degree. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954 with the 24th Infantry Division. Robert was a proud public servant for both Hillsbor-ough County and the State of Florida, retiring almost 20 years ago as a District Program Manager for the Florida Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services. Robert is predeceased by his daughter, Sheri L. Smith. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sally L. Smith; and son, Robert L. Smith Jr. and wife, Betty. Memorial Service will be held 1 pm, on Oct. 25th, at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to LifePath Hospice. Hillsboro Memorial Gardens (813)689-8121
SNYDER, Grace M. passed away on Oct. 6, 2013 at the Hernando Pasco Hospice Center in New Port Richey, FL. She was born in Baldwinsville, NY on June 9, 1941. Survivors include her life partner, Glenn Ward of New Port Richey, FL; 1 son, Scott Peck of Aubrey, AR; and 2 sisters, Louise and Chris Langworthy, both of Florida. Her hobies were purchasing and refurbishig antique furniture and breeding African Grey parrots. Cremation services provided by Compass Pointe of Orlando, FL
TANA, Elizabeth "Betty" 94, of St. Petersburg, passed peacefully into God's hands at Hospice House Woodside on Sept. 28, 2013. Betty was born in Washington, D.C. and worked as a secretary until her marriage to "Pete" shortly before WWII. After the war, Betty and her husband returned to the D.C. area to raise their family. She worked as an E.R. receptionist at Sibley Memorial Hospital until her retirement when she and Pete moved to St. Petersburg to join their two daughters. Betty is survived by daughters, Sandra Colbert (Joseph), Anita Proctor (Richard); grandsons, Stephen Colbert (Jeannine), and John Colbert (Julie de Chantal), great-granddaughter Madeline Colbert. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church, Seminole, FL on Oct. 18th at 10 am with internment to follow at Bay Pines National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Suncoast Hospice Foundation. memorialparkfuneralhome.com
TARMAN, Charles L. 75, of Hudson, died Oct. 11, 2013. Survived by wife, Marg-aret; children, Charles, Anth-ony, Carolyn, Theresa Ann, Christopher, Laura, Sarah; 4 siblings; 8 grands. Dobies FH
TORRES-VIDAL, Dr. Luis A. 88, Clearwater, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Sylvan Health Center of Clearwater. Service information with online family guestbook may at Sylvanabbey.com.
VAN De MARK, Robert Bruce 72, of Brooksville, passed away on Oct. 8, 2013 at Oak Hill Hospital. He is survived by loving family. Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991
VANDOMO, Arthur G. 89, of St. Petersburg, died Oct. 6, 2013. He was a member of the BPO Elks, Largo Lodge 2159,and a member of the Luna Club in Connecticut where he enjoyed all kinds of dancing. He was preceded in passing by his daughters, Holli Lancioni and Dale Deloach. He is survived by his daughters, Sharon Hebert and Lori Escobar; dear friend, Jan Laubisch; sister, Delma Taravella; 9 grandchildren; & 7 great-grandchildren. memorialparkfuneralhome.com
VOGEL, Bertha A. 75, of Gulfport, died Oct. 10, 2013. Services at Bay Pines will be held at a later date. Guestbook at davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. / 727-381-4911
WIEDMEYER, Wayne G. 82, Holiday, died Oct. 9, 2013. Survived by son, Gregg Wiedmeyer; daughter, Janis LeMaster; sister, Judi Wied-meyer; and 3 grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist
WIERZBICKI, Mary Katheryne Zankowski Mom went to heaven on the wings of angels Oct. 2, 2013, in the home of her eldest daughter Josephine Barnes. She was 97 years young. She was born in Syracuse, NY, on May 11, 1916 to Anthony and Marianne Zankowski. She was the youngest of 14 children. Our mom was preceded in death by our dad, Joseph; 13 brothers and sisters; and her grandson, Roger Yager. Those of us who will morn mom are Josephine Barnes, Dorothy Fo-nehouse, Frank Wierzbicki, Janet Walters, Nancy Wier-zbicki and Edward Wierzbicki; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The Funeral arrangements are with Giminski - Wysocki Funeral Home, in Syracuse, NY.
WILSON, Robert W. on Oct 10, 2013 at age 89, Robert Wesley Wilson (Bob) went home peacefully to be with the Lord. A local Clearwater native, Bob was born June 8, 1924 in the Wilson home at the corner of Greenwood (MLK) and Druid Road. He was raised by his grandparents JK and Velaria Wilson in the home. Velaria was the oldest of the 21 McMullen children born in the McMullen/Coachman log cabin, now located at Heritage Village. Bob enjoyed a rich historical lineage as a part of the McMullen clan. After graduating from Clearwater High School in 1942, Bob enlisted in the Marine Corp and fought in the South Pacific returning home after five years qualifying for the first car in the city. Using the GI Bill he graduated with a Juris Doctor in the College of Law from Stetson University in DeLand. There he married Nan Ivey from Atlanta and returned to Clearwater to start his law practice, and a family - retiring after 66 years of practice. Bob was passionately active in civic organizations. He served as a Master Mason in Clearwater Lodge #127, F&AM as the longest held member for 66years, Tampa Scottish Rite, Egypt Temple Shrine, Tampa Court 89, Royal Order of Jesters, The First Methodist Church as the oldest resident member, President of the State Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1956, one of the Five Outstanding Men of Florida in 1957, Life Membership in the Clearwater Jaycees, Kiwanis, SAR and other numerous organizations. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years; Nan Wilson; two daughters, Nancy Wilson Hamilton, Jacksonville, and Connie Wilson Maros, Brevard, NC.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was known for living life to the fullest, his amazing sense of humor, and seizing each day. A Celebration Service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 pm at the First United Methodist Church on Turner at Ft. Harrison with family visitation following the tribute. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church. Please visit www.mossfeasterclearwater.com for photos and to send condolences.