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ALLEN, Richard B. 88, of Lutz, passed away on Oct. 16, 2013. He was born on Oct. 30, 1924 in Prophets-town, IL. Richard served his country during WWII with United States Marine Corps. After his military service, he began a career in crane operating, a craft he did up until he was 84 years old. Richard was part of the crew that removed the section of the Skyway Bridge that collapsed. Richard is survived by a son, Dan (Beverly) Allen; a daughter, Joyce (Wes) Thiessen; a sister, Karen Blaich; a grandson, Shawn (Ginny) Thiessen; and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Thiessen. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory (813)677-9494

ANDERSON, Ruth Guenther 90, Fort Myers, passed away Oct. 18, 2013. She was born in St. Petersburg and was a 1941 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and a 1944 graduate of the Mound Park Hospital School of Nursing. Following WW II Ruth served as a nurse for the Veterans Administration at Bay Pines then pursued a degree in Nursing Education from Duke University. Ruth worked in St. Petersburg for many years as a Registered Nurse before joining the Pinellas County Health Department. She retired in 1983 and moved to Citrus County where she remained active as a volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Since 2009 Ruth had been living at Calusa Harbor Assisted Living in Ft. Myers. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald "Andy" Anderson. She is survived by her daughter Penny Romutis of St. Petersburg; and son Larry Anderson of Ft. Myers. Internment will be at Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell at a later date. Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home

APPOLD, William J. 70, of Clearwater, died Oct. 17, 2013. Visitation 4-6 pm, Oct. 21st, at the Moss Feaster - Belcher Road Chapel. Services at 6 pm at the funeral home.

ATTMORE, Louis M. Jr. 68, of Valrico, passed away Oct. 16, 2013. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving two tours in Vietnam. Louis was a loving husband and father. His hobbies included owning guns and fishing. Louis was a Range Officer at the Antelope Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Sr. and Jane Attmore; grandsons, Freddie Peterson III and Brian Kohler. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Ellen Attmore; son, Freddie Peterson (Natalie); daughter, Pamela Peterson (Chris); eight grandchildren, Michael Kohler, Jenna Peterson, Haley Peterson, Faith Peterson, Wyatt Peterson, Braden Peterson, Gracie Peterson, and Ella Peterson; and sister, Janet Do-rough (David); and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 10-11 am, with a funeral service at 11 am, Oct. 22, at Stowers Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Stowers Funeral Home

BAILEY, Roland N. 101, of Gulfport, pas-sed away Oct. 16, 2013. Survived by his daughters, Marilyn Price (Jack), Cody Northup, and Carolyn Kerr (Ken), 8 grand-children, and 9 great-grand-children. Celebration of Life 3 pm Friday, Oct. 25, Pasadena Community Church chapel, 227 70th St. S., St. Peters-burg. ALife

BISHOP, Wallace "Wally" Bond Jr. of Oldsmar, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 17, 2013. He was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School and a US Army veteran. He was an industrial developer for the Department of Defense. He is survived by his wife, Kaliope "Betty"; four daughters, Wendy Krop, Chris Thomas, Mary Burrall, Susan Clapper; one son, Wallace, III; one sister, Mary Joan Mann (Sam); 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 11-12 with a service at 12 noon, all on Saturday, Oct 26, at:Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs, 727-937-6111

BLUNT, Joyce J. 73, Clearwater, died Oct. 18, 2013. Survived by 7 children; 4 siblings; numerous grands and great-grands. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services 727-517-2340

BONNETTE, Mary J. 94, Pinellas Park, died Oct. 17, 2013. Survivors, loving son William R. Bonnette; daughter Bonita Kay Johnson; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

BOUCK, Lila Jeanne (Lee) 84, of Palm Harbor, FL, passed away on Oct. 13, 2013. Originally, from East Cleveland, Ohio, Lee graduated from Shaw High School in 1947. She worked as a summer lifeguard at East Cleveland Community Pool, prior to attending Cleveland School of Art. She went on to work as an artist in the Advertising Department at Higbee's Department Store until 1950, when she married Robert Bouck. The couple eventually settled in Olathe, KS, where they raised their family. Lee and Bob retired to Palm Harbor, Florida in 1973, where she enjoyed golfing, painting, needlepoint and other artistic endeavors into her later years. Lee is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert C. Bouck; her 3 sons, Lawrence, Robert Jr., & David; 3 grandsons; 1 granddaughter. She is predeceased by her daughter, Bonnie and one grandson.

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.

BREWER, Rosemary E. (Ward) age 82, of Safety Harbor, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. She was preceded in death by daughters, Lora Dermody and Leisa Ward, and son, Marty Ward. Rosemary leaves behind a rich family legacy of five surviving children, Diana Griner, Danny Ward wife Jeanne, Debbie Klaskow, Bobbi Brenzo husband Joe, and Chris Ward wife Stephanie. She was blessed with sixteen grandchildren, Addam, Joseph, Jessica, Derek, Dylan, Michelle, Jon, Jason, Ryan, Rosie, Jo Anne, JoDee, Josh, Jessica, Danielle, and William; and nine great-grandchildren Sydney, Nicholas, Avery, Gage, Christian, KimberLee, Anjelica, Landry, and Neysah. Rosemary was a woman with an inconceivable strength of character. She approached every task and adversity in life with eloquence and courage. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and is credited for positively influencing the lives of many of their friends. Her memory will endure in the hearts and minds of the many loved ones and dear friends who were blessed to have her in their lives. Celebration of Life to be held at the home of Bobbi Brenzo, Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-5. Call for directions 813-855-5838 or cell 813-315-0269.

BUSSELL, Shirley M. age 83, of Temple Terrace, entered into rest Oct. 17, 2013. Shirley was a former member of Riverhills Church of God. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Emory. Survivors include her daughters, Glenda Brown and husband, Dennis, Barbara Johnson and husband, Larry, Susan Southworth, Candy Estes and husband, Mike; brother, Edward Chapman; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 10 am, Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Monday at the funeral home. Please view and sign Shirley's guestbook at:

CARLISLE, David H. 68, of Brandon, entered into rest Oct. 15, 2013. David was a longtime employee with T-Mobile. He also served as Past Board President and Elder at the former First Christian Church of Tampa. David was an avid Bucs fan and longtime softball coach with the Brandon Leaguerettes. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sandy; his daughters, Charity Bobos (Kevin), Kimberly Wells (Brian); brother, Melvin; and his six grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 10 am, on Monday, Oct. 21st, at the Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Sunday, at the funeral home. Please sign David's online guestbook at:

CHINNICI, Peter age 95, Spring Hill, died Oct. 12, 2013. Survived by his daughter, Patricia DeRosse Childress and family. Graveside Oct. 22, 10 am, FL Ntnl.

COKER, Mildred Arlene of Webster, died Oct. 17, 2013. She leaves behind her two sons, Wayne and Steve Coker; daughter, Savon McWhirter; brother, Sanford Delk; sister, Estelle Evans; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service to celebrate her life will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at Adams & Jennings Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 10 a.m. until service time. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. in Garden of Memories Cemetery. ADAMS & JENNINGS FUNERAL HOME ~ 813-237-3345 ~ www.

COLECCHIA, Doris "Dorrie" passed away peacefully on Sept. 29, 2013 at home in Palm Harbor. She was predeceased by Rudy Colecchia, her husband of 61 years. She is survived by sons, Rudy Colecchia, Jr, Paul Colecchia & Richard Colecchia; daughters, Sandra Colecchia, Mary Colecchia and Deborah Plaza; brother, Larry Schneider; sister, Phyllis Moreno; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dorrie moved from Morton Grove, Illinois to Palm Harbor in 2001. She was born in Evanston, IL on Dec. 31, 1924. She enjoyed travel, gardening, and socializing with friends and family. She will be missed by all. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 2757 Alderman Rd., Palm Harbor Thursday, Oct. 24th at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Suncoast Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association.

COLLINS, Suzanne age 82, of Spring Hill, pas-sed away on Oct. 14, 2013. Suzy and her husband Robert, now deceased, moved to this area in 1991 from Springfield, MA. She retired from the Springfield Housing Authority. She is survived by her loving family of three children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill. A talented artist, she was a member of several quilting and needlework groups and volunteered at the art class of Deltona Elementary School. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Turner Funeral Home 352-796-9661

CORNELL, Thomas W. Jr. 48, passed Oct. 14, 2013. Sur vived by his children, Natasha, Kristal, Kristen, Michael and Andrew and loving family. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991

CROCKER, Ronald Lee 66, of Tampa, lost his second gallant battle with cancer on April 16, 2013. Ron, a decorated Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, had been an aerospace machinist, police officer & recreational pilot during his career in several exceptional professions. "Rock 'n' Ron" will be greatly missed by his friends and those who really knew him. "Ronny Lee" will be forever loved by Linda Mae, Ralphie, Lucky, Tiger, Max, Homer, Hoover and Patches. Ron's Military Funeral Service and final resting place will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Your donations to The Wounded Warriors Project, Vietnam Veterans Associations, James A. Haley VA Hospital or (ACT) Animal Coalition of Tampa would be greatly appreciated by those who would benefit the most from your heartfelt gift. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

CROSS, Sheila Marie 75, Trinity, passed away Oct. 16, 2013. Survivors: husband, Henry; her children, Colin, Michelle (Doug), Joy (Jim); five brothers; grandchildren, Sara, Andrew, Brandon, Aliya; and her great-granddaughter, Leila. Celebration of life services Monday, 5 pm, at Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street Chapel, in New Port Richey.

CURTIS, Antony Robin 78, of New Port Richey, passed away on Oct. 17, 2013 after a long battle with illness. He was born in England in 1935 and moved to the Tampa area in 1984. Antony worked for IBM and the Marriott Corporation during his lifetime and always enjoyed his love for soccer. He is survived by his sons, Lee and Scott; and his nieces, Paige and Jade. Dobies Funeral Home, 7 Springs Chapel 372-2550

DANCHO, Marie formerly of Binghamton, NY, 90, died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Brooksville Health Care Center in Brooksville. She was predeceased by her husband, John Dancho; two brothers, Andrew and Michael Rosics. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Dancho and Michael Mosher of Spring Hill; son and daughter-in-law, John & Beth Dancho of Brooksville; also survived by her sister, Ann Dahulich; and several nieces & nephews, including His Grace, Bishop Michael (Dahu-lich). Marie was a life time member of St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church. She resided at Atria Evergreen Woods Assisted Living in Spring Hill for the past 9 years. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 21st, at 9 am, at the Bednarsky Funeral Home, Inc., Binghamton, NY, followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am, at St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. The Family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2-5 pm at the funeral home. Those wishing may donate to the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 11200 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34608.

DAVIS, Mabel L. 85, of St. Petersburg, died Oct. 17, 2013. She worked at Raymond James for many years and is survived by a loving family. Anderson McQueen 727-822-2059

DIXON, Aleida M. 80, of Pinellas Park, passed away Oct. 13, 2013. She volunteered at the Ark of Recovery pantry and was referred to as "Saint Abby" by all who came in contact with her. Aleida was a very charismatic woman who was one of a kind and she will be truly missed. She is survived by her daughter, Ani Alicea; grand-daughters, Liz Greer and Michelle Sabala; sister, Liza Llerena; grandchildren, Becca, Ashley, C.J., Zack, Stephany, Sabrina, and Andrew. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22 at First Church of the Nazarene, 5902 N. Himes Ave., Tampa beginning at 7 pm. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Condolences may be expressed online at: MacDonald Funeral Home Tampa, Florida (813) 933-4950

DONOVAN, Tami (Hagaman) 53, of New Port Richey, lost her long-fought battle with breast cancer at HPH Hospice on Oct. 17, 2013. She was the beloved wife of James Donovan Jr. and a loving step-mother of Laura (Paul) DeSorbo and James (Mary) Donovan III of Connecticut. Tami also leaves behind four beautiful grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She is survived by her Aunt Evelyn; her brother and sister-in-law John and Debbie Haga-man; and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Craig and Pam Donovan. A ceremony in celebration of Tami's life will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 10:30 am. Burial to follow at 2 pm at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg. Family and friends are invited to gather at Morgan Funeral Home in New Port Richey following the buriel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Susan G Komen Race For the Cure:

DOUGHERTY, Grace 94, of St. Petersburg, born April 7, 1919, a retired teacher, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at Westminster Suncoast Health Center. She lived at Westminster Shores Retirement Community since 1998. Born in Cambridge, MD, daughter of the late Russell P. and Leila B. Smith, she attended high school in Cambridge and was a graduate of Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College. She was wife of the late Rev. A. Edward Dougherty, a United Methodist Minister, and taught elementary school in Manchester, NH, for 22 years. During that time, she took graduate courses at the University of New Hampshire. The couple retired to Florida in 1983 residing in the Bahama Shores neighborhood and later at Westminster Shores. Her husband of 59 years, died in 2001. Mrs. Dougherty is survived by three sons, Alexander E. Dougherty III (Ann), Jeffrey M. Dougherty (Lynne), and Timothy R. Dougherty; and two daughters, Anna Lee Shipman and Leila S. Lavigne (Gerald); eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Russell P. Smith of Cambridge, MD; three brothers, Wallace, Bayly, and Edward; and a sister, Anna Rue, died before her. Memorial gifts may be made to Lakewood United Methodist Church, 5995 Martin Luther King Street S., where services will be held on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11 am. Graveside ceremonies under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge, MD. A Life Tribute Gulfport

ENGLISH, Jenny Lee Pruitt Age 60, born in Richmond, VA, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, after a bravely fought battle with cancer. Devout Christian and loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a lover of life and lived each day for her family and friends. Her loving, generous heart and beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband Raymond English, her mother Margaret Pruitt and sister, Barbara Pruitt. She is also survived by her children; Ray English Jr, wife Tina English, Randy English, wife Angela English, Tina Way, husband, Garrett Way and Barbie Nielsen. She is survived by her many grandchildren; Ray English III wife Kasia English, Joshua Gasell, Kyle English, Rohit Pasi, Emma English, Wyatt English, Destinee Smith, Brianna Cothran, Elizabeth Wright, husband Wes Wright, Caroline Pasi, Briana Way, Vanessa Way, Marcus Way and Ainsley Nielsen. She was also blessed with great-grandchildren; Logan English, Nicholas English, and Wyatt Wright. She was preceded in death by her father C. Cliffton Pruitt & daughter, Robin Lee. A graduate of St. Petersburg High and University of South Florida, she worked for Hughes Supply 8 years and A. Randy's Electric Inc as Corporate Treasurer for 25 yrs. All that knew her, knew how much she loved being with and doing everything she could for her family and friends. She will be truly missed and all of our lives were blessed and full because of her life. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday the 9th of Nov. at 10:30 in the morning, at First United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg 212 Third Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice.

ENTWISTLE, Margaret Ann 95, died Oct. 16, 2013 leaves son, Robert, Tierra Verde; daughter, Carol Wallman Milford, Connecticut; four grandchildren; four great-grand-children. No local services

EPSTEIN, Laurie B. 66, of Largo died Oct. 18, 2013. Complete obit & online guestbook at Services 2 pm Monday at- David C. Gross Funeral Homes 830 N. Belcher Rd. 727-446-2222

FERNANDEZ, Lynette "Coach", age 95, of Tampa, died on Oct. 16, 2013. Born on Nov. 27, 1917, she was an avid sports fan and was a Physical Education teacher for over 30 years at OLPH winning numerous championships in various sports. After coaching at OLPH, Lynette served as a playground Director for the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department. She was a true influence to her students and served as role model for female athletes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest D. Fernandez; and all of her siblings. Lynette is survived by her daughter, Ernestine Dodson (Allen); her granddaughter, Terrie Dodson (Mark Caldevilla); sister-in-law, Margaret C. Fernandez; caregivers; the Marin family; and several cherished nieces & nephews. A special thank you to the Hospice Garnet Team for their care & compassion in her final days. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 pm, Monday, Oct. 21st, at the Christ the King Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Mendenhall Elementary, 5202 Mendenhall Drive, Tampa, FL 33603. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home 813-237-3345

FLEEMAN, Bessie Mae 79, of Dunedin, passed away peacefully on Oct. 18, 2013. She is survived by her two sons, Randy and wife Beth, Tommy and wife Judy; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Suncoast Hospice. Visit

FRAZIER, Semian L. "Doc" born Oct. 19, 1921, passed away on Oct. 18, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Tampa, proudly served in the U.S. Navy in WWII on the USS Dyson. He was a 40 year member of AA. Survivors include his loving wife Ruth; son, Semian; and daughter Patricia; and numerous grandchildren. A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa (813) 876-2421. Guestbook may be signed at:

GAGNE, David A. 64, Inverness, entered Eternal Life on Oct. 14, 2013. Life Celebration, Saturday, Oct 26, 3 pm at Lake House Bed and Breakfast. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory

GARNER, Gary Niles 69, of Tampa, passed away suddenly Oct. 16, 2013. Gary is survived by the love of his life and wife of 47 years, Carol Moreland Garner; his daughters, Krista Maddox (Clint), Camille Collier (Joe); his three grandchildren, Peyton and Grayson Maddox, and Carter Collier; his sister, Frankie Harrell (Stan); his brother, Mac Garner; his niece and nephew, Whitney and Christopher Harrell; and his two bonus grandchildren, Katelin and Anna Leigh Collier. After graduating from Robinson High School in 1962, Gary followed in his father's footsteps and voluntarily enlisted in the Marine Corp where he proudly served his country during Vietnam. Upon returning home to Tampa, Gary met and married Carol and graduated from the University of South Florida. Gary spent his career in Tampa as a Commercial Real Estate Broker and with Tuflex. He was a member of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church and the Tampa Yacht Club. Gary was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, boating, and hunting. He loved his dogs, cooking for friends and family, his country, and most of all, his family. Gary was a true patriot who will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved him. His family takes comfort knowing he is no longer in pain and he's walking tall with his Lord. Visitation will be held on Thursday Oct. 24 from 5-7 pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S MacDill Ave. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 am on Friday, Oct. 25 at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church in Tampa. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa. Guestbook may be signed at:

GAYHEART, Elisha 90, of Pinellas Park, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Viewing Monday 4-6 pm, service 6 pm at Memorial Park FH.

GLENN, Connie Ann 65, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. Connie was born in Coalburg, WV to Edgar and Edna Stevens on August 6, 1948. She was a Christian by faith. Survivors include her loving family, husband, Michael Glenn; daughters, Michelle Lashiew and Kathryn Glenn; sister, Bonnie New-berry; and grandson, Chris Bachmann.

GONZALEZ, Emma 89, Inverness, died Oct. 17, 2013. Services Wednesday, 1 pm, Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Burial in Florida National Cemetery. Reposing from 12 noon.

GORSHE, Robert Thomas 'Tom' walked off this baseball field for the final time on Oct. 15, 2013. His smile, sense of humor, and work ethic will be missed by family, friends, and his second family, the Blue Jays organization. A celebration of life will be held on Oct. 26, 11 am at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Dunedin. Blue Jays clothing is encouraged. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Dunedin Little League.

HARWELL, Charlie Jr. 72, of Plant City, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 17, 2013. He was born in Plant City, and was a lifetime resident. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Cassie; children Charles "Chuck" (Karen), Curtis (Deanna), and Christa (Thomas); grandchildren Rob-by, Alex, Brittany, Amber, and TJ; siblings Evelyn, Ethel, Ir-ene, Edna, Viola, Wesley, and Dorothy; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter; parents Charlie and Doris; and brother James "Whimpy". A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11 am at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S, Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10 am. Interment to follow at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Expressions of condolence at:

HORTON, Michael J. 70, New Port Richey, died Oct. 17, 2013 Survived by brother, William Horton; sister, Patricia Masotti; niece, Naomi Horton; uncle, Chet Horton. Dobies FH Congress St. 727-841-7555

HRATKO, Annette 79, Port Richey, died Oct. 17, 2013. Survivors: children, Michael (Marci), Andrew (Bobbie), Andrea; sister, Margaret; grands, Sarah, Alex, Patrick, Joey, David, Terri, J.J. Dobies

HUMPHREYS, Josephine L. 99, of Clearwater died Oct. 15, 2013. Survived by children, Susan Klein, Blake Humphreys and Louise Neborak; 6 grands & 2 great-grandchildren. NCS

JOHNSON, Renee P. 74 of Palm Harbor, passed away on Oct. 16, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband, William H. and her daughter, Nina. Please visit online at

LAW, John Maxwell "MAX" 91, grove owner. Max Law passed away peacefully at home with his family on Oct. 17, 2013, in Land O' Lakes. Max was born on April 20, 1922 in Tampa to Max Well Law and Myra Wells Law. He attended local schools and was a 1941 graduate of Hillsborough High School. A WWII veteran, he entered the Army in 1942 and was in the 94th Bomb Group of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Max was a waist gunner on a B-17 flying missions over Europe. On his 12th mission, with two engines out, his plane made an emergency landing in Switzerland where they were interred for almost a year. He married Betty Jameson on Feb. 10, 1946 in Tampa, and they moved to Pasco County where he lived for the remainder of his life. Max was a true native Floridian, he loved to hunt, fish, and go camping around the country with family and friends. He was a citrus grower and worked for Tropicana Products. He was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Land O'Lakes. He was truly one of the good guys and will be greatly missed. Max is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Betty; and 4 children, John, Don (Gail), Nancy Law, and Betsy (Mark) Lamoy all of Land O' Lakes; grandchildren include Amanda, Jennifer, William, Keith, Stacey, and Jamie; and 4 great-grandchildren; a sister Lomie Teague of Dade City; and a brother Herbert (Virginia) of Land O' Lakes; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and 3 sisters, Maxine Pearson, Mary Weaver, and Ruby Abbott. Family will receive friends Monday, Oct. 21 from 6-7 pm and a Memorial Service at 7pm at First United Methodist Church of Land O' Lakes. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell. Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to Christian Social Services, 5514 Land O' Lakes Blvd. Land O' Lakes, FL 34639. The family will receive condolences and words of encouregment at Central Florida Casket Store & Funeral Chapel

LESSER, Geraldine P. 94, passed away Oct. 19, 2013. Beloved mother of Noni (Les) Mayer and Jason (Marsha) Lesser; cherished grandmother of Zachary, Hannah, Kaleb, Chloe, Meredith, Sasha, Mila and Marlee. Graveside service 2 pm today (Sunday) at Curlew Hills, Palm Harbor. Complete obituary and online guestbook available at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 830 N. Belcher Rd. 727-446-2222

MACK, Ruth Eileen 91, passed away on Oct. 14, 2013 in New Port Richey, FL. Formally from Brooklyn, NY, Ruth is survived by her son & daughter-in-law; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Monday from 6-8 at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home and a mass of celebration will be held Tuesday 11:30 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ruth's memory to the Angelus in Hudson, Florida.

MARRA, Arlene C. 74, of Tarpon Springs, died Oct. 10, 2013 in Manchester, NJ. She was a parishioner at St. Ignatius Church. She lived in Glen Rock, NJ for 31 years before retiring and moving to Florida in 1994. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Robert T.; her children, Matthew Marra (Elisa), Craig Marra, and daughter Carolyn Muller (Ronald); five grandchildren; and sister-in-law, June Fox (Dan) and niece Gen Crosby (Rick) and other family. She was a treasured and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many people. Her sunny smile will always be missed. A memorial service will be held in Tarpon Springs sometime later this year.

MASON, Alice "Alene" 87, of Lakeland, entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. She was born on May 22, 1926 in Tampa, to the late Bert James and Emma Rachel Grainger. Alene was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Ellis "Bud" Mason; daughter, Vivian Hand; brothers, Howard and Herman Grainger. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Smith & her husband, Gene Smith; her grandson, Michael Durden; and great-grandson, Trevor Durden. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, at 2 pm, with visitation one hour prior at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, Brandon. Alene will be deeply missed and forever loved. To sign Alene's online guestbook, visit

MICKLER, Valree McLean 86, of Valrico, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. She is not deadshe truly is with her Creator and merely passed from this life to a more real and lasting life above with her Lord and Savior and her beloved husband of 60 years, Wallace P. "Mike" Mickler, Sr. Born Sept. 12, 1927, in Bloomingdale, FL, she was a member of a pioneering family in Brandon, owner of Century 21, Mickler Realty and a charter member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, W. Paul Mickler, Jr., Indian Rocks Beach; sister, Hazel M. Henderson, Brandon, as well as many other special family members and friends. A Celebration of life service will be held 4 pm Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in the chapel at Bell Shoals Baptist Church with the family receiving friends one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the mortgage fund at Bell Shoals Baptist Church or to the First Baptist Church of Lacoochee, FL. Please sign guestbook at:

MILITTI, Anthony J. age 66, of Holiday, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Treska; children, Joe (Kim) Militti, Mike Militti, and Carmen (Brian) O'Neill; father, Joe Militti; his brother, Tom Militti; his sister, Katlin (Lee) Ostlie; and nine grandchildren. Veteran of the Vietnam War and a Purple Heart recipient. Donations may be made to Gulfside Regional Hospice. Dobies Funeral Home - Holiday (727)937-7555

MILLER, Carl Jr. 90, succumbed to a heart attack on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Marliere Hospice in New Port Richey. Mr. Miller was a Christian, a veteran of WWII and a 32nd degree Mason. He represented the first generation of a prominent local insurance family. He founded and operated Carl Miller Insurance and Real Estate in Mechanicsburg, OH for 35 years and retired to live in Gulf Harbors and later Timber Oaks with his wife of 36 years, Kathleen Jo Ann (Hatfield) Miller. In addition to his wife, Carl is survived by his daughters, Susan Barrett-Staley and Sandra Nixon of Beacon Woods; his son, Carl Michael Miller of Sebring; five grandchildren, Lori Dillion (Keith) Harding of New Port Richey, Michelle (Tom) Wiebe of Tampa, Eric (Kenna) Miller of Clearwater, Aaron Nixon and Andrea Nixon (Jim) of Pahrump, Nevada; and great -grandchildren, including Jeromy K. Harding, local insurance agent and recent House District 36 candidate and his brother Justin Harding, Cameron, Carson and Cadyn Wiebe and Kinley Miller.

MISKOLCZI, John 85, of Oldsmar passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2013, surrounded by his family at his home. Born in Hungary, he lived in the Tampa Bay area for forty years. He owned his own custom cabinet business. He played professional soccer in Hungary, Canada and Ohio. He loved playing tennis and until recently, stayed active in the sport. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Susan; his son, John and wife Pamela; granddaughter, Lindsey; daughter, Susie Forns and husband Jose; niece, Dee Parragh; and many family members in Hungary. He was predeceased by his grandson, Joey and his sister, Katalin. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 9, 2013 at 1 pm at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, 1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Inurnment following immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's name to Suncoast Hospice.

MOREE, Frederick LaPaul 84, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Deland, on Sept. 5, 1929. He was raised in the Everglades and was a "True Floridian". He graduated from high school at Marion Military Institute in Marion, AL. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1948 and served as a Technical Sergeant of Marines for six years. His war was Korea and he was a member of the 1st Marine Brigade, the first fighting unit to enter Korea in 1950. He was a survivor of the March to the Sea from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. He was the recipient of numerous medals for service, merit and valor, including the Medal of Valor presented by the President of South Korea. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1510, the American Legion Post 273 and the Disabled American Veterans. Upon his discharge, in 1954, he enrolled in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida and graduated in 1957 with high honors. He received various academic scholarships and awards, and was designated a Distinguished Scholar by the University of Florida, and was accepted into Phi Kappa Phi. Following graduation, he moved to St. Petersburg and established the chain of pharmacies known as, "The Apothecary", in the Tampa Bay Area. In 1962, he became a Diplomat and Full Fellow of the American Academy of Apothecaries. Years later, he owned and operated Midtown Pharmacy in central St. Petersburg. He was also a founding member of Azalea Little League and served as president of the league for six years. During his term as president, the Starley M. White Little League Baseball Complex was built and, over the past 40 years, this facility has provided recreational and developmental opportunities for tens of thousands of boys and girls in St. Petersburg. He was an honorary life member of the board of directors of the league. His greatest satisfactions in life were service to his country, his scholarly achievements, his career as a pharmacist, his philanthropy, and his privilege and joy to be a husband, father and grandfather to his beloved family, whom he selflessly and unfailingly served throughout his life. He believed in the Lord and was a member of Pasadena Community Church. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Maggi; two sons, Scott, of Greensboro, NC and, Jeff, of Mundelein, IL. Also, he is survived by four grandchildren, Brad, Julie, Jeff and Shannon; and a sister, Betty Pollnitz of Ellicott City, MD. And, he is survived by many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, whom he loved very much. The family will receive friends in the Rose Garden, adjacent to the Goodwin Chapel, at Pasadena Community Church between 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 and a celebration of his life will be held immediately thereafter in the Goodwin Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please honor his memory with donations to Suncoast Hospice. Online memorial and guestbook at

OSORIO, Niledys Carolina 24, of St. Petersburg, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. She was born in Venezuela on Oct. 28, 1988 to Elsa and Simon Osorio. Niledys attended the University of Florida. She's survived by her mother, Elsa Negron; brother, Erik Osorio and son, Jadiel Angel Diaz.

PANDELAKIS, Emanuel 96, of Pinellas Park, passed away on Sept. 29, 2013. He was survived by his sons, George and Thomas Padelakis; and daughter, Cynthia Watts. Curlew Hills Funeral Home

PECORARO, Carmine Sr. 83, Palm Harbor, died Oct. 18, 2013. Preceded in death by wife, Angeline & son, Joseph. Survived by children, Judy, Carmine Jr., Anthony & grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey FH

REED, Betty Jane Alma 92, New Port Richey, passed on Oct. 17, 2013. Member of First United Methodist Church. Survived by daughters, Gale, Carol, and Jean; four grands. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home

REILLY, Margaret 78, New Port Richey, died Oct. 18, 2013. Survivors, sons, Michael and Andy Marascio; five stepchildren; many grands and great- grands. Dobies FH-Congress

REINHARDT, JoAnn Marie 67, Largo, passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Reinhardt. She is survived by her two sons, Roger and Eric; and four grandchildren, Kayla, Morgan, Steven and Adam. A memorial service will be held Friday Oct. 25th at 2 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Clearwater.

REXROAD, James U. age 79, of St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2013. All will miss him.No services are scheduled at this time. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home

ROBINSON, Trevor 43, of Riverview died October 12, 2013 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He is survived by two daughters, Shelby and Shayla Robinson; parents Crystal (Chris) and Ralph Brown; sister Dana (husband David) Brooks; brother Scott (wife Azadeh) Brown; numerous nephews and nieces, cousins, and friends. Trevor was born in Elkhart, IN, and lived for several years in Fort Wayne before moving to Florida in 1987. Trevor loved fiercely, and his daughters and family were the recipients of his unconditional love and loyalty. He loved animals of all kinds and was always rescuing and finding homes for those critters who needed him. He was a staunch supporter of animal rights and was sickened by any form of abuse to animals or people who weren't able to protect themselves. Trevor had a personality larger than life. His hugs were big, his smile was big, his sense of humor made everyone who came into contact with him laugh right along with him. He loved cars and motorcycles, especially Mustangs and his beloved Suzuki GSXR. His death leaves a hole that will never be filled. He died as he lived, hard and fast. He is mourned and loved by many. We love you, Trev. We always will. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, Oct 25 at 7 pm at Serenity Meadows, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Trevor's name to a favorite animal charity.

SCARDINO, Josephine 98, native of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, James Scardino. She is survived by her children, Martha Ragano (Peter) and Jerome Scardino (Mirtha); three grandchildren, Peter (Celeste), Dennis (Alina) and Lori (Joe); four great-grand-children, Anthony (Jill), Kelsi, Dennis Jr. and Joey; her great-great-granddaughter, Ella; her nephew, Joe Bravo. Graveside services will be held at 11 am, Monday, Oct. 21st, at Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Life Path Hospic.. The family would like to thank Hospice Burgundy Team for all their support. Boza & Roel Funeral Home (813)877-7676

SCHOLES, Jeanette M. 65, died Oct. 10, 2013. Loving aunt of Jimmy, Kenny and Lauren McNulty. Attended Church of the Transfiguration Catholic Church. R. Lee Williams & Son 49th St. No./727-527-1177

SEARS, Kenneth James 85, passed away October 16, 2013 in Palm Harbor. Respect-ed businessman and founder of Sunshine Car Wash, he is survived by his wife Joan; and their children, John, Ronald, and Melony and their families. Services will be private and the family is requesting no flowers please.

SMITH, Joan died Oct 17, 2013. Survived by daughter Linda Lee; grandsons Shea; Joshua and Trevor. P.I.D. sister, Laurielee.

SNYDERS, Marylea Ann (Primo) born Oct. 16, 1943 and passed Oct. 11, 2013. Marylea is survived by her husband of 46 years, Lt. Col, Jim Snyders, PhD; son, Colin (Carrie) Snyders; and granddaughter, Ella; mother and father, Ernie and Nellie Primo; nephews, Chad Boyles (Lorie), Tyler Boyles (Heidi); and children, Hanna and Calvin; brother-in-law, Robert Snyders (Alice); aunts, Mary Dennis & her son, Bob Dennis (Marykay), Ginger Obawa (Louie) and sons, Bernie (Laurel), Jim and Dennie, Harriet Primo & daughter, LeAnn Stone; cousins, Paul Sarpellini (Alicia), Michael Ferency (Dottie), Dale Ferency (Maryann), Anita Jennen (Bob). Preceded in death by her loving sister, Marva Boyles. Marylea was a Registered Nurse and practiced locally as a Charge RN at Doctor's Walk In Clinic and JSA Military Clinic. She and her husband lived all over the world, including Japan, Crete, Philippines, Germany, Korea and Romania. Her travels included almost all the states in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She gave to others her love, time, money and compassion for living life to its fullest. Now she has been given heaven's loving grace, free from all pain and suffering. Donations may be made: Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation (ECEF), or to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Her memorial service is to be held Oct. 26th, 1:30 pm, at The Bridges, 11202 Dewhurst Dr., Riverview, FL 33578. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park FH & Crematory (813)677-9494

STRICKLAND, Barbara D. 82, of Holiday, died Oct. 18, 2013. Survived by nephew, William Burger (Jan) & niece, Sandra J. Stecher; sister-in-law, Betty J. Burger & loving family. Dobies FH-Holiday

TAKACH, Mark 49 , of Lutz, passed away Oct. 11, 2013. He is survived by his daughter, Kristen Takach; family and friends. Mark will be dearly missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at: Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

TESTER, Louise Gainous 89, of Vilas, NC passed away Oct. 16, 2013. Louise and her late husband, Louis, were former residents of Largo, and one of their daughters, Lana Tester is formerly of St. Petersburg. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by Austin & Barnes Funeral Home in Boone, NC.

TRANCHITA, Jean A. 85, Pam Harbor, died Oct. 17, 2013 at home. Survived by her loving family, four daughters, six grands, one great-grand, and one brother. Eternal Rest Funeral Home 727.733.2300

TRUBIC, Michael Paul 83, of Tampa, born in Sheffield, PA, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn, who he adored. Michael is survived by his son, Jeffrey Trubic & wife, Patti of Brooksville; daughter, Mary Heitzinger & husband, Bruce of Plant City; daughter, Michele Cunfer & husband, Mark of Lutz; son, Michael S. Trubic of Tampa; five grandchildren he cherished, Cody & Jessie Trubic, Peter Heitzinger, Nicholas and Katie Cunfer. A memorial service will take place Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, at MacDonald Funeral Home, 10520 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, beginning at 11 am. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Condolences may be expressed online at: MacDonald Funeral Home Tampa (813)933-4950

TULLY, Josephine Connard 90, of St Pete Beach, passed away on Oct. 13, 2013. Jo was born on Jan. 11, 1923, in Doylestown, PA, to the late Earl and Elsie Mae Connard, where she graduated from Doylestown High School. Having settled in St. Pete Beach in 1970, she was a member of the Pass-A-Grille Community Church. Jo is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Cliff Tully, having lived in many locations from coast to coast, while serving in the U.S. Navy, and raising a military family. She is also survived by a daughter, Pam Tully; sons, John and Michael Boscoe; along with her brother,"Jack" Connard of Doylestown, PA; plus 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. Jo was preceded in death by her sister, Jane Mahoney. A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held at the Pass-A-Grille Community Church, located at 107 16th Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706,on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Josephine Tully, using their web site at, "donate".

VAUGHN, Geraldine M. 75, of Tampa, passed away on Oct. 16, 2013. She was born in Dunellen, NJ. Predeceased by her son, Andrew Brian Adams. Baptist by faith, retired after 23 years from the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier and 10 tears from Hillsborough County school board, enjoyed crafts and quiltting. She is survived by her loving husband, Donel Vaughn; 2 sons, William and Debra Adams, Scottie and Susan Adams; brother, Robert and Marie Geary; 9 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren. Service will be private. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, Town & Country, 813-887-4991

WALKER, Louise Johnson 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Oct. 13, 2013. Born in 1920 in Heflin, AL, she was one of 10 children to David Seth and Tinker Johnson. A Winter Garden resident since 1945 and Tampa resident since 2000, Louise was a gracious lady, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her one daughter, Donna Tillman; and grandchildren Jonathan & wife Erika, and Jacob Tillman. A homemaker by choice, she was also a Sunday School teacher, choir member, the president of WMU, and a loyal Pink Member for 25 years. She was an avid reader, with love for crochet, sewing, and cooking renowned by her friends & family for her chocolate and lemon meringue pies. A special thank you is given to Lifepath Hospice Blue Team especially Cindy, who could always make her laugh. Louise was preceded in death by her father and mother, her five brothers and four sisters, her husband Vernon of 52 years, and her son-in-law Paul. Services will be held at 3 pm on Monday, Oct. 21, at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz. Interment will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Gotha, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seniors ministry of Idlewild Baptist Church of Lutz, or Lifepath Hospice of Temple Terrace.

WARNER, Robert V. 64, passed away in Redington Beach Oct. 14, 2013. Internment at Bay Pines Nat'l Cemetery with full military honors, Oct. 22 at 10 am. Gee & Sorensen F. H.

WARREN, James E. "Buck" passed away on Oct. 16, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet; three children, Dick, Barbara & John; four grandchildren; and one great-grand-child. Funeral services will take place on Monday, Oct. 21st, at 10 am, at Seminole Church of Christ. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will take place immediately following at Florida National Cemetery.

WATERLOO, Kirk P. 56, passed away on Oct. 13, 2013. Survived by significant other, Nancy; children, Alex, Sean, Dale, Kristin, Sarah, Heather; sister, Sheree (Will); 3 grands.

WEST, William W. "Bill" 88, of Clearwater, formerly of Ft. Myers, died Oct. 11, 2013. Served WWII in the 11th Air Borne, received a doctorate in education from Syracuse. Taught in several Universities including USF of Tampa, and Meikei University in Japan, active in various theater groups and the Democratic Party. Predeceased by wife, Delight. Survived by children, Nancy, Scott, Karen, Leonard and Karl; brother, Richard (Irene); several grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. Memorial service to be held Sunday, Oct. 27th, 3 pm, at the National Cremation Society, 4945 East Bay Dr., Clearwater, FL 33764.

WILLIAMS, Joseph Daniel 67, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 6, 2013. Survived by his wife, Darlene; children, Sandy, Teri, Amy, Joe Jr.; sister, Charlyne; 7 grands; and 3 great-grands. Dobies - 7Springs

WILLIAMS, Mae E. 79, went to be with the lord on Sept. 14, 2013. Survived by her daughter, Kim Williams; grandchildren Cameron Dillard & Cayleigh Dillard. Mae was a member of the Indian Rocks Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed.

ZEHR, Richard E. 78, of Seminole, passed away Oct. 15, 2013. He is survived by his loving family. For full obituary and to offer condolences, visit: