AMIS, Kathleen 71, of Pinellas Park passed away on April 2, 2014. Survived by loving children, Mark, Mike, Jason, John & Melissa; along with many other family & friends. Eternal Cremation
AMMANN, Thomas 44, of Hudson passed away on March 18, 2014. He is survived by all who knew and loved him. Eternal Cremation Services Tarpon Springs 727-804-1702
ANDERSON, Edward Henry 83, of Clearwater, passed away April 3, 2014. Services 3 pm Friday, April 11th at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992
ANGERT, Ruth E. (Vitello) 60, of Tampa, passed away on April 5, 2014. She is preceded in death by her mother, Rose; and brother, Joe. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert; father, Tony; mother-in-law, JoAnn; sister-in-law, Dawn; aunt, Carmen; cousins, Suzette and Nicole; and "sisters", Marcia Escobio, Mary Frances Granell, Vilma Sabe-lla, Sandra Alfieri, Dorothy Banks, Sofia Ikonomou and Teresa Trumbach. She will be especially missed by the special children in her life, godch-ildren, Kristen Kelley, Kim Granell and Nicholas Pelletier, as well as Chris & Tommy Sabella, Jamie, Sam-Anthony and Francesca Granell. Ruth dedicated her life to family, friends and students, beginning her 37-year career at Middleton Jr. High. She was a charter member of Gaither (1984), where she sponsored many clubs and activities and was voted Teacher of the Year in 2005. As a creator of Gaither's "Cowboy Express" program, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to GHS Cowboy Express, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618 or to the Humane Society of Tampa. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 9, from 6-8 pm, with service at 7 pm, at Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33603, (813)877-7676.
BARTON, Geraldine 89, of Hudson, passed away on April 6, 2014. Survived by children, James, Linda Half-man, Heidi Harman; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. www.northmeadowlawnfuneral.com
BASS, Donald age 67, of Wesley Chapel passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Linda; one son, Donald; and one daughter, Tiffany. Neptune Society
BOORAS, Christie 86, of Lynn, MA, passed April 4, 2014. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Lynn, MA. Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home
CARMICHAEL, Margaret V. 92, of Clearwater, died April 5, 2014. Graveside Services 11 am, April 9, 2014 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Friends sign guestbook at www.mossfeasterclearwater.com
CASSIDY, Francis Joseph 67, of Clearwater died on April 4, 2014. He is survived by his loving family. Frank J. Conley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Micheles-Lundquist F.H.
CAVANAGH, Doris H. 96, of Largo, died April 6, 2014. Doris is survived by her loving son, James. www.mossfeasterlargo.com 727-562-2080
CHELENZA, Michael James 93, of New Port Richey, died April 6, 2014. Survived by wife, Concetta; his daughter, Michelle; stepchildren, David & Marianne; & grandson, Victor Andrew. Dobies FH/Congress St.
CHUCHIAK, Arline 90, passed away on April 5, 2014 in Clearwater. She will be laid to rest in Independence Cemetery in Independence, OH. Michels-Lundquist
COLE, Sherry 65, of Pinellas Park, passed away on April 7, 2014 at her home. There are no known survivors. Alife Tribute Largo 559-7793
COOK, Lydia D. 79, of Tampa, passed away April 2, 2014. She was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and is survived by her son, Johnnie R. Hunt, Jr.; daughter, Wanda Hunt; grandchildren, Johnnie R. Hunt, III, Jonathan P. Hunt, Alanna G. Hunt, Jeremy R. Hunt, andJoshua G. Wood; stepdaughter, Johnnie Pennel. Funeral serices were held April 5, 2014, Saturday 5 pm at JGR Funeral Home, with interment to follow Tuesday, April 7, 2014 in Pine Grove Baptist Cemetery, Trenton, FL. JGR Funeral Home 813-932-5308
COTEY, Lena M. 98, of Hillsborough, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Memorial service will be 4 pm Friday April 25, at Grace Memorial Gardens in Hudson. gracefuneralhomehudson.com
CROAN, Lawrence E. 88, passed away on April 3, 2014. Survived by wife, Vera; children, Larry, Dale, Kevin, Teresa & Sharon; 7 grands; and 8 great-grands. Downing Funeral Home
DANGER, Faye E. 71, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born and raised in Galesburg, MI, and has been a long time resident of Tampa. Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Orrin and Frances Reeder. Survived by loving husband, Larry; son, Ryan; daughter-in-law, Christine Angel Danger; daughter, Keara Danger; son-in-law, Steve O'Rourke; and her grandsons, Tracy, Jackson, and Colin. Words of comfort may be expressed at: www.blountcurryterraceoaks.com.
DAVIDSON, Rose-Marie 87, of Palmetto FL, formerly of Redington Beach and Madeira Beach, passed away March 31, 2014. For full obituary please visit www.legacy.com/bradenton.
DEMOSTHENIS, Stavros G. 73, of Clearwater, died April 6, 2014. Survived by his wife Panagiota; sisters, Mina, Sevi & Koula; several nieces and nephews. www.curlewhills.com
EASTERLING, Clarence 70, of Clearwater, passed away on April 5, 2014 at Morton Plant Hospital. There are no known survivors. Alife Tribute Largo 559-7793
FAVORITO, Lillian Galfo 88, of Zephyrhills began her journey to join her late husband, Anthony, on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was raised in Brooklyn, NY. She was a seamstress until her move to Florida in 1977 with her husband. She is preceded in death by her son, Dennis Favorito. She is survived by her daughter, Marguerite Favorito of Zephyrhills; her son, Renato Favorito and his wife, Karin of St. Petersburg; granddaughter, Cassie Favorito and her fiancé, John Bond; and her great-granddaughter, Allison of Tampa. Memorial and burial service on Thursday, April 10, at 11 am, at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, in Bushnell. Arrangements by Hodges Family Funeral Home, 36327 Hwy. 54, Zephyrhills.
FINSTER, Mary Ellen age 75, was reunited in Heaven with her husband, Joseph, April 5, 2014. Born in Detroit, MI, to Maurice and Mary Fouracre and raised in Tenafly, NJ. Mary Ellen and Joseph were married 46 years, now the high school sweethearts will gratefully celebrate eternity together. They had five sons, Jay and wife, Stacey, with their children, Cameron, Chase, Kate, Madeline and Caroline; Mike and wife, Marybeth, with their children, Heather, Ashley, Julia, Ryan and Joseph; Mark and wife, Susan, with their children, Alex and Patrick; John and wife, Laurie, with their children, Emma, Matthew and AJ; KC and wife, Stacy, with their children, Preston and Danielle. Mary Ellen was a homemaker but listed occupation as zookeeper and suspect raising five sons was more challenging than taming lions, yet not as rewarding. Mary Ellen's loving family will celebrate her life April 10, from 6-8 pm, at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home at 2201 Dr. M.L. King Street N., St. Petersburg. A funeral Mass will be Friday, April 11, 10 am, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Joseph and Mary Ellen Finster Jr., MD Memorial Medical Student Scholarship Fund at University of the South Florida. Checks payable to USF Foundation may be mailed to USF Health Office of Development, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 70, Tampa, FL 33612. Visit the family's online guestbook at www.andersonmcqueen.com
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: www.mossfeasterlargo.com
GEORGE, Roy 91, of Brandon, passed away on April 6, 2014. He was born on Dec. 2, 1922 in Logan, WV. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie George. He is survived by his sons, Greg (Trisha) George, Jeff (Robin) George; and dau-ghter, Lynda (Allen) McClure; his grandchildren, Shaunessy, Heather, Christopher, Alyssya, Destiny, Rayne, Brook-Lynne, Brandie, Kyle, Tyler & Garrett; great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Daylon, Tayla, Olivia, Kinsley & Kingston; and niece, Sandra Bigler. Roy was an Ironworker in Toledo, OH, when he met Marjorie, and the two of them moved their family to Florida in 1956. Later Roy went to work for Miami Extruders selling aluminum extrusions and found his true calling, sales. He continued selling extrus-ions until his retirement in 1990 from Alumax. Roy was a loving father and grandfather, and will be truly missed. There will be a committal service on Wednesday, April 9, at 2 pm, at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to LifePath Hospice. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory (813)677-9494
GOBES, Francis E. "Frank" 85, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was born on Feb. 5, 1929 in Jamaica Queens, NY. He was a graduate of Villanova University and also received an MBA from NYU. He served in the Korean War as a U.S. Marine officer and retired from IBM after a long career in marketing and management. He lived a life of community service, serving as a lieutenant governor of the capital district of the Kiwanis Club, volunteering at United Way charities and Sun City Chamber of Commerce among many others. He was a devout Catholic and lector at his church and most recently was a member of the Espiritu Santo parish in Safety Harbor, FL. He is survived by three children, Sheila (Jeff), Frank (Gisele) and Aileen; and three grandchildren, Nicholas, Carina, and Brianna; and brother, Jim Gobes. Frank was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Sheila. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 8th at Blount and Curry, Oldmsar/West Hillsborough Chapel, 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am at Espritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Phillipe Parkway on Wednesday, April 9th. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to Hospice, Kiwanis or the American Parkinson's Disease Association. Online condolences can be made at www.blountcurrywest.com.
GRANDLIENARD, Travis David, 28, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, April 4, 2014 at Bayfront Hospital. He was born and raised in St. Petersburg. He was Christian. He enjoyed sports, including baseball, football, and basketball. A lifelong fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he spent the day with Mike Williams and the rest of the Bucs in December 2010. Survivors include his father, Ronald, and brother, Christopher, both of St. Petersburg; his sister, Rachael Brauchler of Apache Junction, AZ; his aunt and legal guardian, Sandra Davies, and uncle, Kenneth Davies; aunt, Barbara McGeever, and uncle James McGeever; aunt, Kim Davies, all of St. Petersburg; and his grandmother, Hazel Zane of Mesa, AZ. Funeral service will be at Gee & Sorenson Funeral Home and Cremation Services (727-637-0386) on Friday April 11, 2014 at 2 pm; viewing starts at noon (2 hours prior). Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Travis' memory to the Spon-dylitis Association of America.
HANSKAT, John Edward 85, best known as a "happy camper" with a loveable wit, died suddenly at his St. Petersburg home March 20, 2014. Born 1928 in Chicago, he came to Pass-a-Grille, St Pete Beach, at an early age. There he attended Sunshine School, and was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School, where he earned a track scholarship to the University of Florida. A member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, he received a degree in civil engineering, then served in the air force at Mountain Home, Idaho. He worked with Bushnell Steel in Jacksonville, then joined Ceco Corp. as district, then regional manager in Detroit, and in Miami. His career next took him to George Hyman Construction in Bethesda, MD. He retired in 1990 when his late wife Judy was diagnosed with terminal emphysema, and they moved to Jacksonville, Ore., where she died two years later. John returned to St. Petersburg, where he married Kitty Morrison Frease who died in 2006, also of emphysema. Although widowed twice, John still had a wonderful life. At the time of his death, he had been married for seven years to the former Patsy Baker, who sharpened her bridge skills because that was his hobby, and he became proficient at golf, as that was her hobby. Together, they toured the country visiting family and friends, dividing their "home" time between St. Petersburg and Tryon, NC. "He was special," said longtime friend Marilyn Latham Mathis. "He was a good friend to everyone. Wherever he was, he fit in.." "He put sunshine in peoples' lives," said Tinker McKee. In addition to Patsy, John is survived by daughter Cynthia LeVee, sons Randy and Charles, five grandsons and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to contribute to their favorite charity. A celebration of life will take place Saturday, April 12, 3 pm at Unity Church of St. Petersburg, 460 46th Avenue North.
HASSLER, Beverly M. 72, New Port Richey, died April 1, 2014. Survivors: husband, Robert; children, Robin, Darryl, Cindy, Doug; grands, Justin, Rachel; and brother, Darryl. Dobies FH-Hudson
HAY, Raymond 69, of Zephyrhills passed away on April 4, 2014. He is survived by his loving family and friends. May he rest in peace. Eternal Cremation Services 727-804-1702
HENDLE, Robert Joseph Sr. 67, of Tarpon Springs, passed away April 5, 2014. Celebration of life will be held 11 am Friday, April 11th at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992
HICKS, Joan Mildred age 80, of Brooksville, died on April 6, 2014. Visitation is from 2-4 pm, on Wednesday at the Turner Funeral Home, (352)796-9661. turnerfuneralandcremation.com
HOWARD, Douglas M. 73, passed away April 4, 2014. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his loving family and friends. Complete obit at www.rlwilliams.com.
JARVIS, Charles Wayne age 79, of Plant City, entered into rest on April 4, 2014. Charles was a fuel truck driver for Presto Foods for 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in the Korean Conflict. Charles loved fishing, hunting, and gardening. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Charles' care giver, Amanda Coffee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Lorine Jar-vis; brothers, Gary and Sherril Jarvis. Survivors include sons, Wayne Jarvis, Kenny Jarvis; daughter, Deborah Ingersoll (Chuck); his stepdaughters, Glenda Stary, Sylvia Fleming; sister-in-law, Helen Jarvis; nephews, Dale, Lee, Paul, Gary; his niece, Darbie; three grandchildren; 12 great-gran-dchildren; and his one great-great-grandchild. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Friday, April 11, at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, Thursday at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society in Charles' memory. Please sign Charles' online guestbook at: www.HillsboroMemorial.com.
JENNINGS, Gesina age 89, of Port Richey, passed away April 5, 2014. She is survived by her loving family. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater, FL 33759 Sylvanabbey.com
JOHNSON, Fenton E. 96, of Largo, passed on April 4, 2014. Graveside service at12 pm, Saturday, April 12, at Serenity Gardens Cemetery, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. Veterans Funeral Care
JORDAN, David P. 55, of Hernando, passed away on April 4, 2014. Services Friday at 2 pm, at Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The visitation is on Thursday, from 5-7 pm.
KEENER, Jack C. age 63, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. SHe is survived by daughter, Kristi (Thomas); her sister, Linda (Jody); and two grands. Downing Funeral Home
KELLEY, Donald 84, passed away on April 5, 2014 in Clearwater. Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Michels-Lundquist
KELLY, Richard John age 78, passed away on April 6, 2014, in New Port Richey. Arrangements are being handled by the Hoffman Schneider Funeral Home in Iowa. Michels-Lundquist
LOWREY, Lisa Lynne 53, of Clearwater, died April 5, 2014. Survived by parents, Dr & Mrs James Lowrey; sister, Layne Clark; and brother, Dr Russ Lowrey. Moss Feaster Serenity, Largo, FL.
McCOY, Allen age 61, of Plant City, entered into eternal rest on April 5, 2014. He is survived by his wife and soulmate of 26 years, Krysta; children, Shannon Lee McCoy and Kelli McCoy Coulter; and loving doggies, Cricket Lee and Mylee Ann. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob C. and Wanda Lee McCoy. Expressions of condolence at www.wecare.io. Care provided by Hopewell.
McCOY, Earline 77, of Dover, entered into eternal rest on April 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. McCoy; son, Thomas E. McCoy; grandson, Clint Waters; two great-grandchildren, Victoria McCoy and Chandin Waters. She is survived by children, Roger McCoy, Joyce Gambrell (Joe), Juanita Scrape (Bobby), Barbara Brannan (William), Timmy McCoy (Sabrina), Brenda Pitts (Terry), Bridget Stewart (Randy), and David Akins; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 9 from 6-8 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S., Plant City, where A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, April 10 at 10 am. Interment at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Expressions of condolence at www.wecare.io. Care provided by Hopewell.
MISION, Sandra 46, of Holiday, passed April 2, 2014. Survived by husband, Michael; children, Sierra, Melissa, Michael Jr. Gathering April 11, 2-4, Memorial service at 4 pm. michels-lundquist.com
MONACO, Kevin 16, of Port Richey, died April 4, 2014. Survived by mother, Loise; siblings, Michael, Dominick, Michelle, Danny and Barbara; grandmother, Sue Hickey. faupelfuneralhomecom
MOORE, Frank 94, passed away on April 4, 2014. Frank moved to the Tampa Bay Area from New Brunswick, NJ in the 1970's. He proudly served in the United States Navy. While in New Jersey, he was a member of the River Yacht Club, the president of the Middlesex County Employees Credit Union, and worked in law enforcement. Frank enjoyed golfing and boating. He is preceded in death by his brother, Perry. Frank is survived by his companion of 20 years, Lois Berryman and many close family friends. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, Funeral Home & Crematory 6919 Providence Road, Riverview, FL 33578 813-677-9494
MOUSAW, Valerie Lee 55, died from cancer on Thursday, 3 April 2014, at her residence in New Port Richey. Valerie is survived by her husband, Charles R. Mousaw Jr.; daughter, Michele Renee Mousaw of New Port Richey; son, Bryan Michael (Deanna) Mousaw of New Port Richey; mother, Dawn Simmons of Largo; brother, Lawrence Simmons of Largo; sister, Rene Teague of Dunellon; brother, William D. Simmons (Kathy) of Tampa; and grandson, Ethan Thomas Mousaw of New Port Richey. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Wren Mousaw, daughter Emily Mousaw and father, William J. Simmons. Valerie was born in Walden, NY and graduated Valley Central High School in 1976. She served in the U.S. Navy from 1976 to 1981. She and her husband were married in 1979 after meeting at U.S. Naval Facility Bermuda. She supported her husband's 20 year navy career serving in Adak, AK, Keflavik, Iceland, Washington, DC, Virginia Beach, VA before retiring to Florida in 1997. Throughout her career, Valerie excelled at a variety of demanding positions in the printing, construction, housekeeping, bowling alley operations businesses, and most recently mobile home community management of several communities in central Florida and Alabama. Valerie enjoyed time with her family and close friends, the beach, traveling, bird watching, gardening, crafts and ceramics. At Valerie's request, there will not be a public service. However, her family is planning a celebration of life in her honor in the very near future. The family requests that you generously donate to your local Hospice or American Cancer Society in Valerie's memory.
NAGELS, Herman 96, of St. Petesburg, died April 4, 2014. Survived by wife, Irene; daughters, Elizabeth, Christina, Gabrielle; 2 grandsons; and 2 great-grand-children.
NASH, Mary Clewis Thompson, 92, of Tampa, passed away on April 6, 2014. A native of Tampa, she graduated from Hillsborough High School in January 1940 and the Business University of Ta-mpa. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, George U. Nash; her parents, Nannie Clewis and Robert H. Thompson Sr.; her brothers, Robert H. Thompson Jr. and Dr. John M. Thompson. She is survived by her son, Donald A. Nash and wife, Marie of Orlando; her daughter, Georganne N. Baker and her husband, Derek W. of Brook-sville; three grandchildren, Kelly Baker DeVore and husband, Brian, Kristen L. Baker Ruiz and husband, Larry of Pueblo, CO, Derek Brett Baker of Tampa; and four great-grandchildren, Bailey A., Tyler A., and Emmy E. DeVore, of Wesley Chapel, and Lalani L. Ruiz of Pueblo. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Dorothy Thompson of St. Petersburg; and several nieces & nephews. Mary retired from Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in 1984 and was an active member of the Bayshore Baptist Church. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, April 9, 5-7 pm, at the funeral home and a memorial service on Thursday, April 10, at 1 pm, at Bayshore Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Bayshore Baptist Church. Visit the online guestbook at: www.BlountCurryMacDill.com.
NATION, Molly Josephine 83, of Brandon, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. A native of Roanoke, TX, she was raised in Buffalo Gap, TX, but has lived most of her life in this area. She was a homemaker and she is survived by her sons, Roger F. Nation and Richard Allen Nation; daughter, Vickey Nation; brother, Willie Bob Morgan; her sister, Hazel Congleton; grandchildren, Matthew Kiss, Alex Nation, Brittany Bendeck, Jessica Nation, Curtis Nation, Megan Nation and Zachary Nation; nieces, Beverly Wade, Glenda Tannahill and Lisa Morgan and nephew, John R. Creech. Services will be held at a later date. Please sign guestbook at: SouthernFuneralCare.com.
PERKINS, Tracey O. 87, of Gulfport passed away April 5, 2014. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. Private arrangements entrusted to- David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911
PIER, Louise 89 of Largo passed away on April 5, 2014. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. Private arrangements entrusted to David C. Gross Funeral Homes 830 N. Belcher Rd. 727-446-2222
PISARZ, Vincent R. 94, passed away April 5, 2014. Survived by son, Paul (Jeanne Anne); granddaughter, Constrance "Connie" Len-ortt. Downing Funeral Home
RADDOCK, David 64, of Tarpon Springs, died April 6, 2014. Survived by wife, Tami; children, Samantha, Heather, Blayre, Falyn, Brian, Evan; 2 sisters, Rise & Sharon. Dobies FH/Tarpon
REED, Audrey L. of Clearwater Beach passed away peacefully April 3, 2014 at the age of 88 in her condo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert who passed away on April 4, 2004. She is survived by children, Janice, Laurie and Robert (Liz); grandchildren, John (Kathy), Lauren (Gregg), Alannah and Michael; great-grandson, Nicholas; and great-great-grandson, Aiden. As per her wishes she wanted no service, only to be cremated and and joined together with her best friend and husband, Robert. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chapel by the Sea in Audrey's memory. Alife Tribute Largo 727-559-7793
RICCIO, Carol Joyce 74, of Gulfport, passed away April 3, 2014. Born in Brooklyn she came here in 2010 from Harrison, NY. She graduated from Croton High School. She was Lutheran. Carol loved life and to be surrounded by friends and family. She enjoyed her time with her grandchildren, & recently became a great-grandmother. Carol is survived by children, Cindy Margiotta and Gerald Riccio; 5 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Anna Sharpe and Arlita Hoyt. Services in New York will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation or a cancer charity of your choice. ALifeTribute.com
ROBINSON, Leon P. 75, died April 5, 2014. He served honorably in the Army. A memorial service will be at 7pm, Friday, at Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home. Interment to Bay Pines Nat'l Cem. www.geeandsorensen.com
SELF, Betty 83, passed away on April 6, 2014. She is survived by her husband J. Floyd Self; daughter; Gayle S. Martin (Mike); grandchildren; Cameron Martin, Luke Martin, Maddie Martin. Not everyone is blessed with a mother who puts every ounce of who she is a side, to love and care not only for her own children, or grandchildren, but anyone who passes her way. Betty was that mother; loving, kind, humble, unselfish. Alzheimer's may have stolen her most cherished memories, but never stole her spirit. We have lost one of God's brightest lights. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Betty's name to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org, 1-800-272-3900 or LifePath Hospice at 813-877-2200. Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11 am at First Presbyterian Church, 412 E. Zack Street, Tampa. Please sign the online guestbook at www.BlountCurryMacdill.com
SMITH, Jonathan D. 74, of Pensacola, passed away March 26, 2014. Jonathan was born Feb. 26, 1940 in Jackson MS. Although he resided in Pensacola, he lived many years in Pasco County and practiced law in Pasco and Hernando Counties. Jonathan was an active clergy and choir member at Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in Dade City. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, scuba diving, and traveling. He also took great pride in being a father and grandfather. He is survived by his mother, Ellen Dickson Smith; sister, Carol Smith Veach (Ron Veach); daughters, Caitlin Smith Mah-aney (Justin Mahaney), Marisa Smith; son, Randall Smith (Melissa Smith); granddaught-ers, Lily Smith and Harper Mahaney; and grandson, Jackson Smith. Memorial Services will be held at Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in Dade City on Thursday, April 17, at 11:30 am. Burial Ceremony will proceed at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
SMITH-HIGHTOWER, Tracey Elaine was born to Willie (deceased) and Mary (Simpson) Hightower on a beautiful morning Feb. 10, 1962 in Miami. She began her education at Carol City Elementary, graduated from Carol City Senior High and completed two years of college at Tallahassee Community College. Tracey and Byron Smith were married at her parents home, and from their union were born 2 children, Tynae E. (Smith) Jones of Tampa, and Terrell C. Smith of Lauderhill, FL. As a youth, Tracey was baptized and became a member of Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Miami. She rededicated herself to God later in life at First Baptist Church of College Hill in Tampa, where she was a faithful member. Her favorite pastimes were gardening, taking pictures and cooking. Tracey was a very charitable person. She willingly helped whomever she encountered in need; be it with food, clothing, helping hand, money or just a listening ear and her beautiful smile. Tracey will truly be missed! Relatives and friends are invited to join us to celebrate the home going of Tracey Smith Hightower at 1 pm on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at First Baptist Church of College Hill, 3838 N 29th Street, Tampa 33610. The wake will be held from 6-8 pm Friday, April 11, 2014 at Blount & Curry Terrace Oaks Funeral Home, 12690 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.blountcurryterraceoaks.com.
STEVENSON, Patrick "Blair" 50, of Brooksville, died Feb. 7, 2014. Celebration of life service, Saturday 4pm, Brooksville Chapel. Visit www.brewerfuneral.com to leave condolences. Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991
STREET, Charles R. 65, of Tampa, passed on April 3, 2014. He is survived by his wife; 2 daughters; and 2 grandchildren. Visit: www.Curlewhills.com
TAAFEE, Malcolm Gene 56, of Tampa, passed peacefully April 5, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born Sept. 8, 1957, in The Bronx, NY, and graduated from the Ohio State University, where he was elected Student Government President. He went on to successful careers in investment banking, finance, and hotel property investment-management. Taaffe served as Board Member for the United Nations Association of the United States of America and Board Member for the Tampa Bay Committee on Foreign Relations. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he served as usher. Malcolm was a loving father who was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Mary Grace. Survived by son, Gene Taaffe; daughters, Olivia and Gloria Taaffe; his children's mother, Mary Bruce Johnston; mother, Theresa Taaffe; siblings, Francis Taaffe, Jean (Les) Jones, and Joseph (Jen) Taaffe; his fiancée, Amy Ruggiero, and many nieces and nephews. He leaves behind a large, loving extended family and many friends including Dr. Michael Chirichello and Terry McCarthy of TJM Properties. A celebration of Malcolm's life will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 2 pm. Immediately following the service, the family will receive friends at the Franciscan Center. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Arrangements entrusted to Brewer and Son's funeral Home www.brewerfuneral.com.
TATUM, David Lewis 54, of Tampa, went to be with the Lord April 1, 2014. He and his twin sister, MC were born in Rapid City, SD June 14, 1959 when his father was in the Air Force and stationed at Ellsworth AFB. He was a longtime resident of Tampa since his father's retirement from the Air Force in 1987. David is survived by his father, Walter; his brother, Walter, III (Paulette); sisters, Mary Carroll (John), and Grace DeLaughter (Thomas); a niece, Brooke Manning; nephews, Rodney Jenkins (Dody) and Christopher Brenner; and grandniece, Eden Jenkins. David was preceded in death by his mother, Noel Carroll Tatum in August, 2013. During his father's last assignment in Hawaii 1983-87, David worked for the Corps of Engineers at Ft. Shafter and later at Goodwill Industries. After we moved back to Tampa in early 1988, he went to work at Maas Brothers for several years and was selected as Employee of the Month in Oct. 1990, and was employed there until suffering a disabling stroke in 1994. He then worked at MacDonald Training Center in Tampa for a number of years. David loved bowling and was a great piano player and enjoyed flying with his Dad, especially in Hawaii. His illnesses go all the way back to 1974 when at the age of 14 he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. "Time and again, David faced difficulties with unusual courage, largely stemming from his faith in Jesus Christ. He inspired and showed love to all who knew him." A memorial service will be held at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave. Saturday, April 12 at 11 am. A reception will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, 302 Ridgefield, Ct., Ashville, NC 28806, or St. Mary's Episcopal Church, or Church of the Resurrection, both in Tampa.
TEBBETTS, Eleanor 81, of Brooksville died April 5, 2014. Memorial Service, Thursday 2pm, Heather House at Cloverleaf Farms. Leave condolences www.brewerfuneral.com Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991
THOMAS, Frederick Douglas departed from this life Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Florida Hospital Tampa. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 9, at 11 am, at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 North Howard Ave., with Minister Sandra McDuffie, officiating. Interment will follow in Orange Hill Cemetery. Frederick Douglas Thomas was born on Nov. 11, 1940 in Hillsbo-rough County to the late Eula and Christopher Thomas. Believing Jesus Christ is Lord, Frederick was baptized in the Methodist faith, and was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County. As a young man, Frederick moved to Detroit, MI, where he was employed in the Hospital System. Returning to Tampa, he worked and retired from the City of Tampa Sanitation Department. He was also the caregiver for his mother until her death. Frederick possessed a sweet spirit and an humble heart. He enjoyed laughing with family, cooking, and all the simple things life had to offer. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Willie Mae Townsend and Christine McCarter; two brothers, Goliath Davis Jr., and Eugene Thomas. Survived by two brothers, Rodney Thomas and Gregory Thomas, Tampa; sister, Sandra McDuffie, Charlotte, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The remains will repose 4-7 pm, Tuesday, April 8, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com
THURAU, Raye Marie 86, of Spring Hill, died on April 4, 2014. Visitation on Mariner, April 9, 11:30-12:30, mass to follow, 1 pm, at the St. Theresa Catholic Church. Pinecrestfuneralchapel.com
TROUPE, Daisy L. "Ms. Daisy" of Largo, passed away April 4, 2014. Memory cherished by her children, Carol (Curtis), William, Jr. (Diane), Robert (Annette), Ollie L. (Michele); 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grand-children. Funeral services 12 noon Friday, April 11 at Elim Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4824-2nd Avenue So., St. Petersburg with viewing on Thursday, 6-8 pm at Young's Funeral Home - 727-442-2388.
WEIS, Stephen N. Sr. age 70, of Tierra Verde, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. He will be miss-ed by many who were recipients of his generosity and love. Born in St. Paul, MN, he graduated from Jefferson High School, Tampa, and USF. He was an influential me-mber of the Florida Manufactured Housing Association for over 40 years. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of St. Petersburg County Club and a member of St. Petersburg Yacht Club. He was an avid golfer, boater and skier who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He is survived by the love of his life, Jenni Marshall; son, Stephen Nicholas Weis II; daughter, Nicole Alexis Weis; sister, Estelle (Ron) Simmons; stepsons, Justin (Elizabeth) and Garrett Bode; and four grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 pm, Friday, April 11, at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. MLK St. N., St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook at www.andersonmcqueen.com. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes (727)822-2059
WELLS, Mary P. 63, of Springhill, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home 813-996-6610
WITONSKI, Margaret L. 88, of Tampa, passed away on April 6, 2014. Survivors include her children, Maria Wit-onki of Tampa and Daniel Witonski (Shirley) of Illinois; grandchildren, Nicole Berman (Daniel) of Kansas & Rebecca Radzicki (Matthew) of Tampa; her great-grandchildren, Trey, Taylor, Kyra, Nathan, Zachary and Jacob; and dear friend, Sandra Cleland of Tampa. Born and raised in Chicago, Margaret has been a resident of Tampa Bay for 27 years. She was a member of Incarnation Catholic Church. The Family will receive friends from 9-10:15 am, on Thursday, April 10, at the Blount and Curry, Oldsmar/West Hillsborough Chapel, at 6802 Silvermill Dr., Tampa. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 am, at Incarnation Catholic Church, 5124 Gateway Dr., Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (http://www.alzfdn.org). Online condolences can be made at www.blountcurrywest.com.
WOODS, Alma 93, of Tarpon Springs, died April 5, 2014. Survived by sons, Larry & Timothy; daughter, Celia Larimore; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grand-children. Dobies FH/Tarpon
ZARRA, Gerardo passed away April 5, 2014. Funeral services and burial will be in Cheshire CT. Guestbook at davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 830 N. Belcher Rd. 727-446-2222