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AARONS, Lawrence Scott age 56 of Tampa died Friday, April 4, 2014. Mr. Aarons wasborn in Newark, NJ and although he lived in Tampa he had a strong connection to the State of Israel where he lived with his family on two separate occasions. He was a graduate of Stetson Law School and practiced immigration and familylaw. A member of Congregation Kol Ami, Larry was a devoted family man and enjoyed working with his hands.He found pleasure inworking extensively in home improvements and woodworking. Survivors include his beloved wife of over 21 years, Elanit, his mother, Jackie Gothard, father and stepmother, Jerry and Isabel Aarons;four sons, Adam, Erez, Adev and Itai; brother and sister-in-law, Todd and Nava Aarons and sister, Stacey Aarons. Funeral services will be held Sunday, 11 am at Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road, Tampa. Interment will follow at Gan Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish National Fund. Segal Funeral Home, Tampa

AMIS, Kathleen 71, passed away on April 2, 2014. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Eternal Cremations, Tarpon Springs 727-934-3800

BAXTER, Ian 68, died on March 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Irene; daughter, Clare; and son, Mark. www.faupelfuneralhome.com

BLUMENTRITT, Eldon A. passed Apri 1, 2014. Service April 7 at 10:45 am, 4450 US 19. Burial will be held at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO. To sign guestbook please visit Brewerfuneral.com 352-596-4991

BOCK, Elaine "Sunny" Heaven's gates opened wide for her on Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was an angel on earth, leaving a path of kindness, compassion and love enriching and bringing light to every life she touched throughout her 87 years. Nicknamed "Sunny" in nursing school at the early age of 17 for her sunny disposition and contagious smile, she spread "Sun"shine everywhere during her life as a registered nurse, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and loyal friend, leaving her loving mark upon everyone. Her love of humankind lives on in her four surviving children, Mitch (Marcia) Nicolaisen and Neil (Beth) Nicolaisen of Phoenix, AZ, Robin Nicolaisen of Oakboro, NC and Kris (Barbara) Nicolaisen of St. Petersburg; grandchildren, Brad, Lauren, Tyler, Erik, Kristoffer, Garrett; & great-grandchildren Adrienne, Peter, Julien and baby girl, Ryan. We celebrate and thank God for our "Sunny" Bock. Predeceased by first husband and father of her children, Walter Nicolaisen; her precious daughter, Dawn Wedemeier; and second husband, Christian Bock. In lieu of flowers, please send offerings to Suncoast Hospice who gave her such TLC. A visitation will be held at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday, April 7th from 10am until funeral service at 11am. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

BROWNSON, Audrey V. 87, of Dunedin, passed April 3, 2014. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes in Dunedin Monday, April 7th at 11am. www.mossfeasterdunedin.com

CARDOSI, Victor Jr. 82, of Palm Harbor, passed away April 1, 2014. He was born in Cambridge, MA, the son of Victor and Lorna. His brother, William, predeceased him. Raised and educated in Rochester, NH, he served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War Conflict. He graduated cum laude from the University of New Hampshire and from the Graduate School of Savings Banking at Brown University. He also was a graduate of the American Institute of Banking. He retired as the Senior Vice President of Southeast Bank for Savings in Dover, NH. Vic was a former trustee of Frisbee Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH. He served as President of the United Way of Strafford County, director of the Dover-Durham NH Rotary Club and was a former Deacon of the Wells Congregational Church in Wells, ME. After retiring, Vic was a substitute teacher for 15 years in the Pinellas County School System. He coached Babe Ruth Baseball for many years in Rochester, NH winning a New England Championship. Besides his wife, Marthalie (Marty), survivors include his children, Rick Cardosi of Ocklawaha, FL, Lynn Coppola of Auburn, NH, Kim Cardosi-Grant of Farmington. NH. He leaves two stepchildren, Robert Prince of South Portland, ME and Stephanie Prince of West Palm Beach, FL; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Vic will be loved and fondly remembered by his family and many friends. Burial will take place this summer in East Rochester, NH. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) in the memory of Victor Cardosi Jr. Please sign the guestbook at: www.veteransfuenralcare.com Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202

COHMER, Lowell Raymond born near Sabina, OH in Clinton County May 24, 1939, died in Seminole April 2, 2014 at his residence. He was married to Daisy Rhuda Basalo Cohmer on Dec. 16, 2000. Preceded in death by father, Carse Franklin Comer; mother Gladys Irene Edwards Comer; brother, Donald Carson Cohmer; sister, Dorothy Winiford Lake; brother, Charles Emerson Cohmer. Survived by brother, Joseph Edward Cohmer of Dayton, OH; sister, Alice Smith of Greenfield, OH; sister, Wilma Jean (Jeannie) Cohmer of Greenfield, OH; 3 children, Kimberly Cook of Frankfort, OH, Tammy Dentler of Plant City, FL and Anthony Cohmer of Gahanna, OH; stepchildren, James Stratton of Chillicothe, OH, Leigh Ann Dubois of Crawfordville, FL and Lori Crossley of Ocala, FL. He had 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He battled colon/liver cancer for 4 years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Memorial service to take place at Majestic Mobile Home Park on Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL at the clubhouse building from 2-4 pm, Saturday, April 5th.

EDEN, Marian 77, of New Port Richey, died April 3, 2014. Survived by husband, Carl; sons, Carl and Gregg; daughters, Brenda Charest and Pamela Klein; brothers, Donald and Albert Lent; sisters, Judy Greco, Iris Ahrens, Adrienne McDermott and Patricia Gordon; 10 grandchildren; and 1½ great-grandchildren. www.morganfuneralhome.com

EDWARDS, John G. "Jack" 82, passed away March 12, 2014. Jack served in the Air Force during the Korean War and retired NY State Security Officer. Upon retiring, Jack moved to Florida and was involved in several veterans' organizations including the Korean War Veterans Asso-ciation (KWVA) in which he was founder and president of the Sunshine State Chapter, first president KWVA depart-ment of Florida and KWVA National Director for several years. Jack is survived by his wife, Jean of 60 years; daughter, Debbie; and sons, David, Dennis, Douglas, Darryl and Derek. Jack was preceded in death by his youngest child, Danny. There will be a mem-orial service and life cele-bration April 6th, 2-4 pm at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater.

GREENWOOD, Barbara Mott (Windle), 92, of Clearwater, formerly of North Swansea, MA, passed away on March 20, 2014, in Sanford, NC. Survivors include a brother, William Windle of Mesa, AZ; along with several nieces; grandnieces & grandnephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater.

HENDERSON, Gary M. 72, of Tampa, passed away April 1, 2014. He was a Vietnam veteran in the Air Force. He worked for Kane's furniture for many years. Gary loved U.S. History and enjoyed digging for ancient artifacts. He was an accomplished guitarist. He is survived by his loving wife Rita, of 21 years; two daughters, Amy Nabors and Kristen Osterland; four grandsons; two cousins, Cheryl Smith and Roger Magahey. Gary was loved and will be missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

HERMAN, Charles A. 86, of Holiday, died April 2, 2014. Survivors: wife, Anna Mae; son, Cdr. Scott C., USCG; grandchildren, Addison & Colton; cousin, Guy Daines. Dobies Funeral Home

HOPKINS, Mary 59, of Holiday, passed away April 3, 2014 surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by son, Richard Hopkins and brother, Michael Gaughan. Survived by daughter, Nicole Westling; two sons, Daniel Westling and Alan Hopkins; brothers, Richard, Patrick and Daniel Gaughan; and sister, Peggy Willard. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 12 at A.L. Anderson Park at 12 pm. Coastal Cremations & Funeral Care, 4201 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, FL 34652

JOHNSON, Henry Conrad "Hank", 85, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. He was born June 4, 1928 in Cleveland, OH. He had two brothers, Albert and Earl Ecker. Both have passed. Hank was married to his loving wife Jeanne Johnson for 45 years until she passed away in 1995. Hank was in the US Army serving for 4 years and graduated from Tokyo University with a culinary degree. The family moved to Florida in 1956 and Hank became a St. Petersburg fireman. He was also one of the city's first paramedics. Hank retired as a lieutenant after 25 years then worked 10 more years as a fire inspector for the city of Largo. Hank is survived by his companion of 14 years, Barbara Esposito; 3 sons, John Johnson of Hendersonville, NC, Tom (Heidi) Johnson of Braden-ton, FL, Jerry (Dina) Johnson of Seattle, WA; and adoring grandchildren, Kyle (Suzy), Matthew, Hannah, Farrin and Shane. Hank was a kind and giving man and will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice Care Center, 6770 102nd Ave North, Pinellas Park, FL 33782.

LAMPIEN, Charles A. 76, Sun City Center, passed away April 2, 2014. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and retired as a limousine driver. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sandra; three children, Beth Taskett and her husband, Rob, Gary Lampien and his wife, Michele and Cindy Lampien; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Jane Jennings and her husband, William; and a brother, Richard Lampien and his wife, Jeanette. He was dearly loved by his family and by all his friends and will be deeply missed. Arrangements by: Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla (813) 634-9900.

LEBASSI, Stephanie 66, of New Port Richey passed away on Jan. 12, 2014. She is survived by all who know & loved her. Eternal Cremation Services 727-804-1702

LOMBARD, William David 59, of St. Petersburg, died April 2, 2014. He is survived by a loving mother, Rina Lombard; a brother Stephen; a sister Susan Jenkins; and a nephew Shan Jenkins.

MARTIN, Doris V. 92, of Largo, and formerly Pinellas Park, died on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at her residence under Hospice Care and surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sterling, VA. Doris, her husband and children came to St. Petersburg in 1955 from Winchester, VA. Doris retired as a cafeteria worker at Dixie Hollins High School. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and New Life Ministry. She was preceded in death by her husband, D. Marshall Martin. Survivors include her two sons, David Marshall-Martin, Australia and Michael Martin-Davidson, Tampa; two daughters, Donna M. (Bruce) Cloud, Largo and Dale M. Martin, of Garland, TX; her four grandchildren, Catherine (John) Coates, Jeffrey (Deborah) Cloud, Marsha (Ste-ve) Dunaway and Evelyn (Billy) Bradshaw; her seven great-grandchildren, Katie (H.C.) Hatfield, Crystal Bote, Kelly (David) Barsky, Justin (Staci) Bradshaw, Garrett and Megan Dunaway and Chad Cloud; five great-great-grandchildren, Colton, Maissa and Wyatt Hatfield and Logan and Peyton Barsky; her sister-in-law, Martha Jane Harris, Ft. Pierce; and several nieces & nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, 4-6 pm. Funeral Mass will be Monday, April 7, at 10 am, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pinellas Park. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clearwater. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760-9962. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole (727)393-0121 www.gardensanctuaryfunerals.com

MARTIN, Violet 85, of Safety Harbor, died on April 3, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 61 years; her daughter and her spouse; and a sister. Please visit: www.curlewhills.com.

MARTINS, Mary 89, died April 2, 2014. She is survived by daughter, Irene Vazquez; brothers, Manuel & Mario Tribuna; and granddaughter, Arianna Vazquez. www.faupelfuneralhome.com

MATTOX, Anne 94, of Dunedin, passed away April 3, 2014. She is survived by two daughters, Marcia and Carol; three grands; and her two sisters. RhodesFuneralDirectors.com

MOUSAW, Valerie Lee 55, New Port Richey, died April 3, 2014. Survivors, husband, Charles Jr.; children, Bryan, Michele; mother, Dawn; sibl-ings, Lawrence, William, Rene; 1 grandchild. Dobies FH

NORWOOD, Valerie J. 62, passed away March 28, 2014 at home. Survived by her husband, 2 sisters and numerous other family members. Interment will be in Jacksonville, FL. ALifeTribute.com

OGDEN, Zola W. Went to be with her Lord on April 3, 2014, at the age of 89. Zola was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Brandon for many years and was a teacher for over 30 years. She retired from the Hillsborough County School System. Zola had many interests including flower arranging but her family came first. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stanley; and daughter, Linda; she is survived by her loving children, Kathy Williams, Deanny McCall and her husband, Bert, Penny Estrada and her husband, Carlos, and Stanley Jr. and his wife, Lisa; and her 7 cherished grandchildren; 4 great-grand-children; and 3 great-great- grandchildren. A Visitation will be Sunday, April 6, 1-2 pm, with service beginning at 2 pm at the Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon with interment immediately following.

PAYNE, Dorothy 89, of Seminole, passed away on March 30, 2014. Survived by loving family & friends. Celebration of life Consulate Health Care Club House Saturday, 2-4pm. www.mohnfuneralhome.com

PETERSEN, Doris E. 90, of Clearwater died April 1, 2014. Survivors sister, Diane, Sandra; and loving family. Memorial srvc April 12, 11 am Hollowayfuneralhomefl.com Oldsmar 813-855-2439

RINALDI, William II "Bill" 70, of Poughkeepsie, NY and winter resident of Largo, died April 3, 2014. Graveside service with honors at 3 pm Monday, April 7, at Bay Pines National Cemetery.Veterans Funeral Care

RIVERS, Albert 62, of Tarpon Springs, died April 2, 2014. Survivors, wife, Catherine; children, Michelle, Carrissa, Cristyna, Albert Jr.; 8 grands; sister, Stella; companion, Grace. Dobies FH

SCOTT, Margaret L. 87, of St. Petersburg, peacefully passed away on April 2, 2014. She was born in Minerva, OH, & moved to St. Petersburg in 1970. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob; and brothers, Harry and Jack Ellis. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Carol Brush and husband, Jerry; son, Gary Scott and wife, Kathy; step- grandchildren, Jerry Brush Junior and wife, Yvonne, and Chris Maloy. Margaret was retired from F. W. Woolworth/ Woolco. Her hobbies included scrap booking, solving word puzzles, and sewing. Most of all, she was a wonderful wife and mother who will be deeply missed and will remain in our hearts forever. A gathering will be held from 5-7 pm, on Sunday, April 6, at the Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. MLK St. N. Interment will follow at a later date at Bay Pines National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Salvation Army, 3800 9th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713 or Suncoast Hospice. Visit the online guestbook at: www.AndersonMcQueen.com Anderson McQueen Funeral Home (727)822-2059

SEQUERA, Gloria "Coqui" of Wesley Chapel, passed away April 4, 2014. Gloria is survived by her loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home (813) 996-6610

SHIVELY, Gerald W. "Jerry" 79, of Hudson, died April 2, 2014. Survived by his wife, Ramona; sons, Jerry, Guy, Charles (Nonie) & David (Marie); 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grand. Dobies FH, Hudson

SIMON, Raymond age 68, of Clearwater, entered into rest on April 3, 2014. He is survived by his loving family and friends. Services are being held by Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home.

SMITH, Terry A. 64, Port Richey, passed April 4, 2014. Survived by wife, Mary; children, Kevin, Salina, Casey, Ashley, Bret; grands, Steven, Ricky, William, Lily; and 4 siblings. Coastal Cremations

THOMPSON, Crystal L. age 57, of Hernando, passed away April 3 2014, at her residence. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness.

THOMPSON, Kenneth W. 82, of Plant City, FL, passed away April 2, 2014. Services will be 11 am, April 7, 2014 at the 301 Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home in Dade City.

VELEY, Nicholas "Nick" 26, of Tampa, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, due to a work related injury. He was born in Oneianna, NY on Aug. 28, 1987, to Allyson Baylis Veley. He was a loving father and husband. Nick graduated from King High School in 2005, and was a certified firefighter EMT and electrician. He met the love of his life in 2005 and they married on May 7, 2010. Nick is survived by his wife, Kayla Veley; their son, Lucas Veley; his mother, Allyson Baylis Veley; his grandmother, Stephanie Bay-lis; his father, Dave Campbell; his brother, Alex Veley; his sister, Andrea Veley; his mother and father-in-law, Judi and Dale Robertson; his sister-in-laws, Kandis Tyson and Ambra Sanner; his best friends, David Campbell, Ryan Campbell, Andrew Campbell, Anthony Campbell, Donald Howard, Steven Alvarado, Michael Bundy, & Justin Waddell; his four nephews and nieces; along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A viewing will be held at Blount and Curry Funeral Home - Carrollwood Chapel, at 3207 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, 10 am, Sunday, April 6, with the burial immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please contact the funeral home. www.blountcurrycarrollwood.com

YANCEY, Willard D. 83, of St. Petersburg, passed away April 2, 2014. He was a Marine Corps veteran. He is survived by his loving family. For service information call Memorial Park FH 727-527-1196.

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