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CHRISTISON, Robert S. 81, of Hudson, born Aug. 19, 1932 in Springfield, MA, passed away on March 29, 2014. Survived by wife, Mary; children, Susan Sacchetti, John Christison, Lynn Torres; brother, James; and four grandchildren. Served in the Army from 1953-1955. Guilford College graduate with a BA in history. He owned his own insurance agency, Christison Insurance Services, and was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner. Services, Saturday, May 24, 11 am UUC, Clearwater 727.531.7704. Donations to Gulfside Hospice.

CLEMENTO, Virginia A. 90 of Westerville, OH and formerly of Largo died Jan. 23, 2014. Services April 12 at 10:30 am at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, Largo.

COTHARIN, Julletta 81, passed away April 5, 2014. She is survived by sons Michael and Patrick; two daughters Linda and Kathleen; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Prevatt FH

DiGREGORIO, Joseph A. 76, Palm Harbor, died April 3, 2014. Survived by his wife; 3 sons; and 3 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services 727-517-2340

FLYNN, Virginia D. "Jinny" 97, born in Bridgeport, CT March 15, 1917 to Charles and Ada Donnelly, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. Two days after graduating from Danbury State Teacher's College, Jinny married the man of her dreams, Francis X. (Bud) Flynn. They lived for many years in Delaware, before moving to Florida in 1970. Jinny was a teacher both in Delaware, and at St. Jude Cathedral School in St. Petersburg. Following retirement, Jinny spent several years as a volunteer at Northside Hospital in Pinellas Park. In most recent years, Jinny resided at Arbor Oaks Assisted Living Facility. Jinny's family would like to thank the many nurses and assistants at Arbor Oaks, who made her last few years so comfortable, as well as the Hospice nurses who assisted Jinny during the last days of her life. Her husband, Bud, her son, James F., and her daughter, Maureen F., predeceased Jinny. She is survived by her daughter Barbara F. Wolstenholme (Bill), her daughter Patricia F. Kranik (Michael); grandchildren, Brian, Jennie, Amy, Kim, Paul, Megan, Nicholas; 10 great-grandsons, and 2 great-granddaughters. Donations can be made to Suncoast Hospice. Visitation will take place at Brett Funeral Home Tuesday, 6-8 pm, with a prayer service at 6:30 and a funeral mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle at 10 am Wednesday. Entombment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Online memorial available at: 727 321-3321

GATES, Victor L. 89, of St. Petersburg, and for-merly of Pittsburgh, PA passed away peacefully with his fami-ly by his side Saturday, April 5, 2014. Victor was born June 20, 1924 in Burdine, PA to the late Emery and Anna Maria (Kutka) Gates. He moved to this area in 1982 coming from Pittsburgh, PA. Victor was a proud Marine veteran serving his country in the South Pacific during WWII. He was a mem-ber of St. Matthew Catholic Church and an avid golfer. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Rose A. Gates of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Renae Schmidt of Largo; two sons, Randall Carson of Clear-water and Ryan (Lori) Carson of Safety Harbor; six grand-children, Nicholas, Anthony, Christopher, Ashley, Benjamin, and Lindsay; and six great-grandchildren, Angelena, AJ, Natalie, Isabella, Zachary, and Izabella; and a brother, Emery Gates of Largo. Memorial con-tributions may be offered to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roo-sevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760. Friends are calling on Wednesday, April 9, from 12-2 pm with Funeral Services at 2 pm all at the Moss Feaster Fu-neral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, Ph# 727-562-2080. Condolences may be offered at:

GEORGE, Robert Reed age 75, died on Thursday April 3, 2014. Survived by his wife Judy; sons, Reed, David, and Timothy John; his brother, Andrew; grandsons, Austin and Jack; brother-in-law, Tom Cameron and his wife Rosann; niece, Sara Cameron. There will be a celebration of life Monday April 7, 2014 at 4 pm at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home.

HARRIMAN, Janis Irene 74, of St. Petersburg, died April 2, 2014 in Colorado with her daughter, Brenda Tho-mann and family at her side. Janis worked for years in St. Petersburg as a legal secretary and was an active member of Our Lady of Good Hope Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughters, Holly Harriman of St. Petersburg, Brenda Thomann (Brad) of Franktown, CO; granddaugh-ters, Brittany and Brooke Thomann; and sister, Mary Allen (Elton) of Dresden, ME. A memorial service will be held this summer in Maine.

KOST, Raffaelina 90, passed away April 4, 2014. Survived by children, Robert, Diane, Elisa, Linda, Debbie; sister Josephine; one grand & 8 great-grandchildren; and great friends Ellen & Gerry. Prevatt FH

LaROSE, Dustin Michael 19, of Pasco, died April 3, 2014. Survivors, daughter, Sophie; parents, Carrie Kittell and Rex LaRose; siblings, Allison, Adrien, Edward, and Dylan. Dobies FH-Hudson

LESKA, Billie H. 81, of Hudson, died April 4, 2014. The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm Tuesday, April 8, at Pinecrest Funeral Home in Spring Hill, FL.

McEWEN, Mary 79, of Odessa, passed away April 5, 2014. She is survived by all who knew and loved her. Eternal Cremation Services 727-804-1702

McLAREN, Timothy 51, of Trinity, died April 3, 2014. Survivors, children, Danielle, Jordan; siblings, David, Dan, Joe, Tom, Melanie, Cheryl, Sandy. Dobies FH

MITCHELL, Eugene 84, of Spring Hill, died April 4, 2014. Survived by wife, Rose; 5 children; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grands; predeceased by 1 daughter. Dobies FH-Hudson

MOLLOY, Donald F. 64, passed away April 2, 2014. Donald was the beloved husband of Margaret, a loving father to, Sandy, David, Buddy, Pam, Dawn, Dee Dee, Donny, and Jennifer and cherished his grandchildren. Don will be remembered as an avid boat and motorcycle enthusiast. Don was born in Toms River, NJ and owned and operated the Barrow L.P. Gas Service in Hudson, FL. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, 2014 from 4-7 pm at 4450 U.S. 19, Spring Hill. He will be laid to rest at the Florida Hills Memorial Gardens. You may sign the guestbook at: Brewer & Sons 352 596-4991

REARDON, Gerald 82, of Tarpon Springs, died April 2, 2014. Survived by daughters, Ceena, Sandra, Jody, Barbara; 18 grands; many great-grands; sister, Betty Krull. Dobies FH

SHATRAW, Whalen D. 87, of Lutz, passed away April 5, 2014. Whalen is survived by his loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home (813) 996-6610

SPENCER, Joanne Kathryn Murphy 66, of Clearwater, passed peacefully Sunday March 30, 2014. She is survived by her son, Michael and his wife; daughter, Kathryn and her husband and 2 granddaught-ers; sisters, Mary, Susie, and Kathy; brother, John; and many other dear family and friends. She was very passionate about her family, God, and cooking. She loved hosting dinner parties and dancing with her granddaughters. She was known for her grand character and her great sense of humor. She will be deeply missed. Love, Lou and Gladys.

STEARNS, Carol Adrienne age 60, Inverness, died March 28, 2014. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.

SWEAT, Deborah D. 49, Inverness, FL died April 4, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Services Saturday April 12, 11 am at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

TADDONIO, Andrew P. "Andy" 82, passed April 5, 2014. Survived by wife Marie and family. Memorial Service April 9 12 pm, interment FL National at 2:30 pm. see full obit at

WARREN, Alice Mary 82, of Holiday, died March 30, 2014. Survived by children, Deborah Curtis (Doug), Dale Warren (Deborah); grandson, Perry Warren (Emily). Dobies Funeral Home-Holiday