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BEDELL, Robert Lee (MD) 72, died Oct. 15, 2013. Service Oct. 19th, 11 am, at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.

BOWEN, Allen Francis "Snoop" 40, of St. Petersburg, died last Monday evening Oct. 14, 2013 surrounded by family. He is survived by his brother, Archie Bowen Jr.; and sister Callye Morrisey. A fighter until the end known for his strong will and kind heart. May he now join his family and loved ones to finally find peace. 12/17/1972-10/14/2013 Alife Tribute Largo 559-7793

BRADFORD, G. Curtis 77, went home to be with his Lord on Oct. 10, 2013. Curtis was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Faye Bradford. He is survived by his brother and sisterin-law, Jack and Marge Bradford; daughter, Debby Bradford Kampert; daughter and son-in-law, Ricci and Stephen Lubrant; and grandchildren, Justin, Rachel, Chas, Chase and Carlee. Curtis graduated from Brandon High School in 1954, obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Tampa and his M.A. from the University of South Florida. He taught in the Hillsborough County public school system for several years and worked for over 15 years for Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation, retiring in 1975 as a Director. Answering his life's calling, Curtis began full time pastoring at the First Baptist Church of Keystone Park in November 1974. As the church grew, it changed its name to Freedom Baptist and then in 1981, became In the Name of Jesus World Outreach Center, now Impact Church of Keystone. Even with his retirement in Aug. 2010, Curtis continued to be an inspiring teacher and compassionate leader to the church community. He will be greatly missed. A life celebration will be held at 11 am, Saturday, Oct. 26, at Impact Church of Keystone, 10925 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa, FL 33556, fellowship immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Impact Church.

BRASSARD, Ruth H. passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Survived by her husband, Roger; and son, Terry Robertson; four grands; and six great-grands. Downing Funeral Home

BROADHEAD, Ermine Ray age 65, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Baywood. No known survivors have come forward. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport (727)347-5521

BUTLER, John A. 81, of Bayonet Point died Oct. 16, 2013. He put smiles on everyone he met. His prose and jokes touched many. He will be in our hearts forever.

CARRAN, Robert D. 76, of Largo, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at Largo Medical Center. Arrangements and online condolences may be made at

CHOATE, Joelene 80, of Seffner passed away Oct. 15, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Leonard M. Choate. She is survived by her son, Steve Choate (Cindy); daughter, Sherri Sins (Mike); five grandchildren, Michael, Justin, Janelle, Stephanie, Ashleigh; brother, Paul Maxwell (Donna), sister, Beck Hensley; niece Suzanne Hensley, and nephew, Seth Maxwell. A funeral service will take place at 10 am, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Stowers Funeral Home. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zephyrhills Health and Rehab, Resident's Christmas Fund, 7350 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33540. Stowers Funeral Home

CONNER, Ruth A. 98, died Oct. 17, 2013. Survived by loving family. Viewing Oct. 24, 10-11 am, at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave., Burial Memorial Park Cmtry. Guestbook

CORI, Bernard V. 80, of Hudson, died Oct. 16, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa; daughters, Linda, Donna; and grandsons, Logan and Joey.

DIAZ, Suzanne 49, Ridge Manor, passed Oct. 14, 2013. She is survived by her loving daughters, Alecia Anderson and Lynette Twitley; family and friends. Brewer & Sons /352-796-4991

DIEHL, John W. 88, peacefully passed away at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills, FL, on Oct. 16, 2013. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary; daughter, Patricia Dolly; grandsons, Todd, Brent, Colin; and great-grandchildren, Brendan, Briana, Kaitlyn, Tyler, and Owen. He resided in Syracuse, NY, before retiring from Carrier Corporation as head of the photography lab, and moving to Florida. He served in World War II in the Navy, as a Signalman while a member of the Armed Guard, and also during the Korean Conflict. He was a 60 year member of the Liverpool Syracuse Lodge No. 501 of the Free and Accepted Masons. He was a past president of the Limestone Creek Hunt Club in Cazenovia, NY, where he was an avid rider with his daughter, Patti. He was a sportsman who loved to hunt, fish, and play golf. He had a passion for travel and vacationed and cruised around the world. Private burial will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Donations to Gulfside Regional Hospice, Inc. in Zephyrhills, FL, would be appreciated. Whitfield Funeral Home in Zephyrhills, FL, is in charge of arrangements.

FERRARA, Isabelle 98, of Oldsmar died Oct. 17, 2013. Survived by Geraldine and Raymond Lucas; grandchildren, Deborah Lucas and Scott Lucas; great-grand children, Trevor, Skylar, and Taegan Bizjack. Oldsmar 813-855-2439

FONSECA, Martha M. 76, of Tampa, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. She was preceeded in death by her sister, Dorothy Duncle. She is survived by her son Glen Won; two daughters, Kelly L. Johnson and Tracy William; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchild-ren; her sister, Katheryn Whit-ley; and many more extended family and friends. She will be forever missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at: Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-991-7500

GHIORSE, Melba Pearl 96, of Spring Hill, passed away Oct. 18, 2013. She will be dearly missed by her loving family. Grace Memorial Funeral Home in Hudson.

GRIFFIN, Ann F. 79, of Dunedin, died Oct. 17, 2013 at Brookside Hospice. Survived by loving family and friends. Please visit:

HANCOCK, Paula Michele 56, passed away on Oct. 16, 2013 in Trinity. She was born in Teaneck, NJ and came here 33 years ago from Pt. Pleasant, NJ. Paula was a hairdresser at Talk of the Town in New Port Richey and a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. She volunteered at Community Hospital for 15 years. She was an avid bingo player and loved animals. Paula is survived by her husband, Bill Hancock; son, Michael Lombardo; daughter, Gina Lombardo; 2 grandchildren, Kyle and Ava; father, Paul Miller; and mother, Marilyn Bocchetti; 2 sisters, Debbie Kettler and Susan Benedetti; stepdaughter, Megan Nicole Campany; step sons Graham W. Hancock and Michael Hancock. A celebration of Paula's life will be Monday October 21 at 11 am at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home 5228 Trouble Creek Road.

HATZISTAVRIDIS, Margarita 83, of Safety Harbor, passed away on October 18, 2013 at Mease Countryside Hospital. There are no known survivors. Alife Tribute Largo 559-7793

HENDERSON, Joel 63, of Tampa, passed away Oct. 8, 2013. He is survived by his beloved wife, Terry Henderson; family and friends. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

JONES, Ray V. JR. 90, Spring Hill, died Oct. 16, 2013. Visit Oct. 21, 2-4 & 6-8 pm Mariner Blvd. Service Oct 22, 11 am Mariner United Methodist. Interment FL Nat'l.

KAZELESKI, Gregory P. age 57, U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War from St. Petersburg, died Oct. 15, 2013. Survived by his loving family in New Jersey. Veterans FC (727)524-9202

KELLER, John J. Jr. 80, of Sun City Center, passed away Oct. 14, 2013. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam Conflict. He retired as a pipe fitter and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Chicago, IL, and a member of the Elks Lodge in Ruskin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Pe-shek Keller. Survivors include his three daughters, Kimberly (John) Keller-Eck, Kristen Cross, & Kerry (Chris Boulton) Keller; and three grandchildren, John Keller Jostes, Michel Keller Jostes and Megan Cross. Funeral Services and burial will be in Wheaton, IL. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home Sun City Center (813)634-9900

LaMONT, Lowell E. Sr. age 96, of New Port Richey, passed Oct. 16, 2013. Visitation Oct. 20th, 6-8 pm. Funeral service 8 pm, all at Grace Memorial FH in Hudson.

LISK, Robert E. 87, Largo, died Oct. 17, 2013. Survived by wife, Margaret; sons, Thomas, Kenneth; dau-ghter, Lynn. No local services. Moss Feaster FH-Serenity-Largo

McCANN, Thomas K. Jr. age 78, of New Port Richey, passed Oct. 17, 2013. Survived by his wife, Margret V. McCann. He will be dearly missed by loving family. Grace Memorial FH - Hudson

McGANN, Frank G. 85, of Clearwater, passed a-way on Oct. 17, 2013. He was predeceased by his son, James, brother, William, and sister, Alice. He is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline; sons, Mickey (Laura) and Kevin (Nancy); daughter, Barbara (Artie); brother, Joseph; sister, Dorothy; and grandchildren, Jillian, Nicholas, Leah, and Serena. A visitation will be held Saturday from 5-7 pm and Sunday from 2-4 pm. Mass will be said at St. Michael's the Archangel Church on Monday at 11 am. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Heart Association. Visit:

McKEE, Mark Andrew 42, of St. Petersburg, died Oct 15, 2013. He is survived by his loving family. Express your memories and condolences at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home

MONTI, Thomas A. (Junie) 83, of Port Richey, went Home to meet the Lord Monday, Oct. 2013 at Gulfside Regional Hospice at Heather Hills. Born in Norwell, MA, he is preceded in death by 3 sisters, Theresa, Ann & Betty; 1 brother, Louie; & grandsons, Thomas Jr. and Orion Louis. Tom is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen; brother, David; sisters, Mary & Patti; his 6 children, Wade, Darlene, Eileen, Thomas Jr., Theresa & Jerome; 12 grandchildren & many great-grand-children. Thomas worked in produce sales for years & was located at USA Flea Market since it's original opening.

ORENDORF, Beverly J. age 81, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 17, 2013, at her home. She is survived by her good friend, Donald D. Hawkins. Merritt Funeral Home Spring Hill (352)686-649

ORZECHOWSKI, Ronald 78, of Treasure Island, died Oct. 15, 2013. He was an enduring businessman, and you knew when he entered the room. He was the owner of the popular Foxy's Cafe on Treasure Island since 1982. He was a board member of FRPG Purchasing Group and past president of the Erie County New York Liquor Dealers. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rita; his daughter, Sher Ozzie; his son, Gregg; and granddaughter Nicole. He will be dearly missed by all. Friends will be received at the Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 from 4-7 pm. Funeral Services will be private for family. In lieu of flowers, donations to favorite charity in memory of Ronald Orzechowski. Online memorial and guestbook at

O'SHEA, David of Spring Hill died Oct. 16, 2013. Retired Marine served both WWII and Korea received Purple Heart. National Cremation Society Hudson 727-847-4745

RADULESCO, Marin J. 63, of Tarpon Springs, died Oct. 16, 2013. Survived by wife, Frances; sons, Marin, Jr. & Billyjoe; stepdaughter, Joann; 7 grandchildren. Dobies FH, Tarpon 942-0515

SCOTT, Joanne P. 59, of Hudson died Oct. 17, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Wilfrid; daughters, Erikah, Katherine; 4 siblings; and 4 grandchildren.

SHERRY, Gladys E. 93, of Tampa, passed away on Oct. 16, 2013. She is survived by her husband Jules; daugh-ters, Linda and Michelle; and son, Harry. Neptune Society

SIMPSON, Sandra Lee 61, of St. Petersburg died on Oct. 16, 2013. Survived by 2 brothers; 3 sisters; companion. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo, 727-517-2340

SOUSA, Herbert G. Jr. 71, died Oct. 17, 2013. SSG-US Army (Ret). Services at 12:30 pm, Oct. 22, at FL Ntnl Cemetery, Bushnell. Survived by his wife, Patricia of Largo. Veterans FC (727)524-9202

STRATTAN, Lorraine F. (Nanny), 95, passed away on Oct. 11, 2013. She is survived by a large loving family including; Her daughter, Sherrill and son-in-law, Lonnie Madden; four grandsons, Robert and Daniel (Monte) Salafia, Lonnie II, and Richard Madden; eleven great-grandchildren; and her three great-great-grandchildren. Born in Potsville, PA. Lorraine married Bill Strattan, they moved to Point Pleasant, NJ, where they lived a happy life, him, an outstanding athletics teacher, her, owning a famous luncheonette, across from Point Pleasant Beach High School, where Bill "the Rock" Strattan, was a coach & athletic director. In the summer months, Bill and Lorraine, owned and operated the Anchorage Marina in Sea Isle City, NJ. Upon retirement, in 1972, they moved to Madeira Beach, where they owned and operated, the Sea Shore Motel. The loving couple, Bill and Lorraine, were lifetime members of the Elk's Club, where they enjoyed attending in Point Pleasant, NJ and Madeira Beach. After her loving husband, Bill Strattan passed on, Lorraine Strattan persevered becoming well known for her work in Real Estate. Where she remained actively involved until at age 85, she retired. She brought joy to the lives of many, and will be remembered, for her humble heart, and open door attitude, to all she loved so dear. Lorraine F. Strattan, was a women of courage, strength, & love. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. In her honor, there will be a viewing Friday, Oct. 18th, 5-6 pm, followed by a service from 6-7 pm, at the Abbey Affordable, at 12544 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774. She is sorely missed!!!

VALENTINE, Gloria 63, of Plant City, passed away Oct. 17, 2013. Visitation today 11 am-1 pm, at the Brooksville Chapel of Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, Service begin 1 pm. Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991