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ALEXANDER, David Howard 67, of Pinellas Park, passed April 7, 2014. Survived by his wife, two children, four siblings, and one grandson. Abbey Affordable 727-517-2340

APPLEGATE, Christopher Bruce, 29, of Safety Harbor passed away April 4, 2014. He was born in Muncie, IN on April 26, 1984 and moved to Florida with his family in 1987. Chris attended Harborside Christian Church and was a fulltime student at St. Petersburg College. He was an avid Nebraska Huskers Football fan, an animal lover, and enjoyed music and nature. Chris also had a passion for skydiving. He is preceded in death by his uncles, Stephen and Jeremy Jones and several great-grandparents. Chris is survived by his wife, Alexandria Rame; mother, Veronica (Steve) Boose; father, Bruce (Diane) Applegate; son, Trey Cedeno; brothers, Ryan Apple-gate and Stephen Boose; sister, Nicole Boose; maternal grandparents, Eugene Klett and Vicki Thomson; paternal grandparents, Sharon (David) Kronsbein and Bruce L. (Angie) Applegate; uncles, Tom (Sandy) Applegate and Jeff (Lisa) Jones; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Chris' life will be held at 3 pm on Saturday April 12, 2014 at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home.

BAKER, Melva 78, of Largo died on April 7, 2014. Survived by daughter; 2 siblings; 7 grands; 12 great-grands. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo 727-517-2340

BEASLEY, Allen "Ossie" died April 7, 2014. Celebration of Life Service Sunday April 27, 2014 from 1:30-4:30 at Floral City Church of Christ Pavilion. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.

BIRCHMEIER, Sonja F. 73, of New Port Richey, died April 5, 2014. Survived by husband, Robert; siblings, Douglas (Jeanette) and Mary Lynn (Harold); 4 nephews. Service Saturday, April 12, 2 pm at Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street 727-841-7555

BOVEE, James L. 82, of Zephyrhills, passed away April 7, 2014. A Memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Friday, April 11 at Whitfield Funeral Home.

BROWN, Charles 75 passed away April 7, 2014. Survived by sons, Damon Brown and Derek Brown; daughter, Melanie Futch; brother John Brown; 8 grands; & 4 greats. Faupel Funeral Home.

CAMPBELL, James W. Jr. 84, passed April 6, 2014. Survived by wife, Joan; children, Robert (Diane), Andrew (Cindy), Jim III (Lisa), Deborah (Mark); and 5 grandchildren.

CIONI, Arlene L. 76, died April 8, 2014. Graveside Services Thursday, April 10, 1 pm, at Florida National Cemetery. Turner FH (352)796-9661

CLELAND, Marilyn T. age 80, of Tampa, passed away on Friday April 4, 2014. She was born on Jan. 1, 1934 in Fenton, MI to her parents Mr. Carl Smith and Mrs. Lucile Ruple Smith. Marilyn attended Bay City High School, Bay City, MI and attended Texas State College for Women. While there, she met her future husband. Marilyn "Lynn" Smith married Maj. USAF Retired, Fred "Scotty" Cleland in Rapid City, SD on June 2, 1956. They had four children, Daryl, Deborah, Carla, and Ruth. She was a full-time mother, part-time worker, and always supportive wife raising their children while her husband Scotty served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years. Later on, she worked as an office manager for several businesses over the years and, retired after 20 years of managing Cutro's Music Shop here in Tampa. She never retired from her volunteer work in the church and community working as board member of the Military Officers Wives Club (MOWC), an active volunteer for Operation Helping Hand, as well as a variety of positions and roles within the St. James United Methodist Church. Lynn will be remembered by her loving husband, Fred Cleland; and their family, Daryl and Nilsa Cleland, Deborah Davidson, Carla and Eric Hensen. She was predeceased in death by her parents, brothers, and sisters and her daughter, Ruth. Relatives and friends are invited to remember and celebrate her life at her memorial service this Friday, April 11, 2014, at 11 am at St. James United Methodist Church located at 16202 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, Tampa, 33647. Words of comfort may be expressed at

COLLIER, Harold Passed April 4, 2014. Survived by mother, Sarah; companion, Valethea; relatives & friends. Visitation this evening 3-7 pm, Funeral Thursday, 1 pm, at the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.

CONRAD, James 57, of New Port Richey died on April 7, 2014. Survived by 2 sons, James & Joshua Conrad; 2 brothers, David & Chris; one sister, Carolyn Bonville.

DOVE, John L. Jr. 87, of St. Petersburg died on April 7, 2014. Survived by 2 sons; 2 daughters; 6 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo 727-517-2340

EBLEN, Teresa Diane 64, of Apollo Beach passed away peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born on Feb. 23, 1950 in Johnson City, TN, to J.D. and Selma Garland. Teresa tireless served for 26 years as a special education teacher. She retired in 2007 after 18 years with the Hillsborough County School District. She taught at Gibsonton Elementary School, Gibsonton and Symmes Elementary School, Riverview. Teresa loved horseback riding and dogs. She also enjoyed breakfast with her Saturday morning group of teachers. Survivors include her devoted husband of 28 years, John; loving parents, J.D and Selma Garland, and loving sister, Emily Shaw and her husband, Joey. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 9 at 4 pm the family will receive friends at 3 pm at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon. Teresa will be deeply missed and forever loved. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Teresa's name to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance,

GEORGE, Sofia 80, of Tarpon Springs, died April 6, 2014. Survived by her daughters, Angie (Dave) Schi-mpff, and Tina George; grand-daughters, Sofia & Alexa. Dobies FH/Tarpon Springs

GOULD, Helen Eileen 92 of McMec-hen, WV, formerly of Brandon, passed away on April 5, 2014. While living in Florida, Helen was a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church of Valrico. She enjoyed attending many church gatherings there during her time of membership. Preceded in de-ath by her husband, George; her parents; a sister; and two of her brothers. Helen is survived by her son, George and his wife, Connie, Stepson Miles and his wife, Becky; grandson, David and his wife, Stephanie and their children, Garrett, Ty, Bret and Sydney from Dover; and grandson, Chris from McMechen, WV. Visitation will be Thursday, April 10, 6-8 pm, with a funeral service Friday, April 11, at 1 pm, with interment following at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon.

GRAHAM, Sharon L. 74, of Safety Harbor died on April 6, 2014. Survived by companion; brother; 2 sisters. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo 727-517-2340

GUNSAULLUS, John 88, of St. Petersburg, died March 30, 2014. John was born to Burr and Reba Gunsaullus in Mendham, NJ. He is survived by his wife, Olive, sons Paul and John, daughter Johanna Taylor, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He served his country in the U.S. Navy in WWII and retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer W-3 after more than 21 years. He also retired from General Elevator after more than 10 years of service. John was always inquisitive, gregarious and enjoyed understanding how things worked. He excelled at all things remote control, from sail boats to model aircraft, winning local, state and national sail plane awards. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Military Funeral Honors and Inurnment on April 14 @ 1:30 pm at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, FL. 727-319-6479 National Cremation Society Clwtr.

HAM, Mary Lou 88, went to be with her Lord on April 4, 2014. She is survived by her son, Alfred Ham (Jana); and daughter, Shirley Gamble, (Roger); three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was born in Ojus, FL and raised on a strawberry farm near Plant City with four brothers and three sisters. She loved her God, her family, and baseball. Memorial services will be held on April 12, 2014, 2 pm, at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5750 49th Street North, St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to St. Petersburg SPCA or Northside Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the website at

HAMILTON, Arthur R. 46, Tarpon Springs, died April 6, 2014. Survived by wife, Michele; sons, Brandon, Kameron; mother, Joan; sister Janet LeRoux. Visit 2-4 pm Saturday.

HANNUM, Elizabeth A. "Betty", age 94 of Palmetto, formally of Belleair Bluffs died on April 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald and daughter Kathy Masters. She is survived by her daughter Sharon Kinkaid and grandchildren. Memorial service to be held, Friday, April 11, 2014, 11 am at Suncoast Community Church 12855 110th Ave., Largo.

HARR, Erwin L. 73, Palm Harbor died April 6, 2014. For funeral times, location & guestbook signing visit He was the owner of Harr's Surf & Turf Market in Palm Harbor.

HEMBREY, Debra Jennings born on Aug. 20, 1956, died peacefully in her sleep on April 4, 2014, at the young age of 57. She leaves behind her wonderful husband, Michael, of 38 years; two dedicated sons, Jason and Lance; two amazing granddaughters, Jasmine and Juliana; her brother, Glenn, and daughter-in-law Jacquie; along with many other friends and family. Her entire life was devoted to her husband and family, so thankfully she was at home in Safety Harbor, with them when she passed away. While she will be missed more than words can describe, her incredibly caring and warm spirit will be carried on with her children and grandchildren, who idolized her, so she will never be forgotten. Visitation and Memorial services will be held at Sylvan Abbey, 2853 Sunset Point Rd., Clearwater, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 10 am. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater, FL 33759

HICKEY, Thomas Jr. 72, of Palm Harbor, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was a Lieutenant in the US Army Signal Corps and retired Auditor for the Department of Defense. He is survived by his devoted wife of 25 years, Jeanna; daughter, Morgan Hickey; and sister, Helen Mann. In lieu of flowers, donations to Suncoast Hospice. Family will receive friends on Monday, April 14 at 5:30 pm until service time at 6:30 pm at Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 727-376-7824.

JOHNSON, Ricky 61, Brooksville died April 5, 2014. Survived by his parents, daughter, son, grandsons, sisters, and a brother. Full obit at Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991

KEEN, Richard A. age 76, of Homosassa, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014, at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. A native of Portsmouth, NH, he was born Feb. 23, 1938 the son of Allen and Imogene Keen, one of four children. Mr. Keen earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of New Hampshire and was a retired internal auditor with 25 years of service for the Internal Revenue Service, serving in the Boston and New York offices. He moved to Sugarmill Woods in 1987 from Tampa and loved to spend time gardening. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Loretta M. Keen of Homosassa; his son, Jay Keen (wife Woodine) of Homosassa; son, Briant Keen (wife Elizabeth) of Tampa; sisters, Edith Trimble of New Port Richey & Barbara Emerson of Dover, NH; and his granddaughters, Hailey and Carissa Keen of Tampa. Mr. Keen was preceded in death by an infant brother, Paul Keen. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 12, at 10 am, from St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church with Fr. Ronald Marecki, Celebrant. Interment will be private. No flowers please, in respect of the Lenten season, but please make memorial contributions in Richard's name to the charity of your choice. Wilder Funeral Home - Homosassa

KINDER, Shirley Anne age 75, of Brandon, died on April 5, 2014. Survived by loving family and friends. Oldsmar (813)855-2439

KING, Sidney O. "Sid" 87, passed away March 31, 2014. He served honorably in the US Army. Survivors include his wife, Joan of 38 years, 7 children, and many grandchildren. A Memorial service will be 11 am, Friday, April 11, 2014 at Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 SR 52, Hudson, FL 33669. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to Hospice at Bay Pines VA Health Care System.

KIRK, John K. Sr. 89, of South Pasadena, died March 31, 2014. Survivors include a loving family including two sons, John Jr. and Jim. Reese Funeral Home (727)391-9954

KOTUN, Keith B. 56, passed away April 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Chris; daughter, Leanna; siblings, Dennis and Carol. Downing Funeral Home.

KUCHERICK, Kevin Patrick 56, Spring Hill, died April 7, 2014. Survived by his wife, Susan; son, Sean; siblings, William, Karen, Patricia, Nancy. Dobies Funeral Home-Hudson 868-4441

LeBLANC, Ernest W. "Ernie" born Aug. 10, 1923, of St. Petersburg, and formerly of Lebanon, NH, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born in Fitchburg, MA, Ernie was the first of nine children. Educated in New York, he attended Albert's Seminary (Carmelite Friars), in Middletown, NY. He served as Yeoman in the US Navy during World War II; he owned a successful business in New Hampshire for almost five decades before retiring to Florida in 2000. Ernie was a man of deep faith, dedicated to God and church, serving in extensive missionary roles both in New Hampshire and most recently at Holy Cross Parish in St. Petersburg. He was loving, generous, and kind, always looking for the best in others and never judging. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, hugs, and laughter. He lived life to the fullest enjoying classical music, reading, jig-saw puzzles, cards, golf and most of all sharing a meal and conversation with those who meant the most to him. He will be profoundly missed, but he will always be in the hearts of those whom he touched. He was predeceased by his parents, five siblings, his first wife, Irene Blain and second wife, Rita Robillard. He is survived by his brother, Emile (Chuck), and two sisters June Moody and Frances Mulvey of California; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family; and his friend, Joan Ferrara of St. Petersburg. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, April 26, 11 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 7851 54th Ave North, St Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in Ernie's memory.

LEESEMANN, William B. Jr. 89, of Safety Harbor, passed away April 7, 2014. He was a US Army veteran of WWII and Korea. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater, FL 33759

LIDINSKY, Marion M. age 89, passed peacefully into eternal rest on April 6, 2014. She was a native of Chicago, having been born to Alexander and Alice Inglis, and residing in Elmhurst through graduation from York Community High School. In 1944, she became a war bride, marrying Edward J. Lidinsky at Fort Belvoir, VA. The joy of her life was becoming a mother to her beloved children, Pamela, twins, Linda and Larry, and Daniel. Marion also embarked on a business career, working at the Carl Broeker & Co Department store in Naperville, IL, and the SunTrust Bank in Florida. She was a world traveler and settled in Tampa in 1990, embracing the Tampa Bay Bucs, water aerobics at the YMCA, and worshipping as a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church. She is survived by Pam and John Nichols of Sanford, Linda and Mike Strully, and Dan and Jean Lidinsky, of Tampa; 5 grandchildren; and 9 great-grand-children. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 10, from 4-6 pm, at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood Chapel, at 3207 W. Bearss Avenue. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, at 10 am, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 12708 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618 with interment to follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

LORGE, Maurice Lewis 90, of Seminole, FL, passed peacefully Saturday, April 5, 2014 with loving family by his side, at the Hospice House. We give thanks to the Lord, for providing us with such caring Hospice & VA Nurses and staff. Maury was a Veteran. He was born in St. Cloud, MN. Loved by all who met him. He could do and fix anything, he was a great "teacher". He was gifted with lots of patience. He was an engineer & crain operator here in Florida, at the same time was the owner of Treasure Bay Motel, Owner/Operator. He and his wife Mary Frances enjoyed people, and operating the motel together. He got to celebrate his 90th birthday with loving family, friends, neighbors, VA & Hospice Nurses. He was very much loved by everyone. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Frances Lorge, his daughter, Rosemary Polli, his son, Ronald Lorge, and mans best friend (Bubba) his Little Mini Pin, he so dearly loved! Survivors include his children, Peter LoPresto, Marcy Baasch, Claire LoPresto, his faithful caring friend Barbara Drew. He is now in his permanent home with Jesus Christ and with his family there in Heaven. Memorial with be performed at a later date in June so all the family will be able to attend.

MARTIN, Richard W. 83, of Seminole, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Baycare Alliant Hospital. He is survived by a loving family. Reese Funeral Home

MEYER, Elizabeth A. 82, Port Richey, passed away April 7, 2014. Survived by her friends, her nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law. Dobies FH/Congress

MUNTZ, Donald Roger 85, of Seminole, passed away April 6, 2014. Survivors include his wife, Carol and daughter, Cindy Williams.

NAGEL, Gerard F. "Jerry" 80, of Palm Harbor and formerly of Lynbrook, NY passed on peacefully April 6, 2014. He was a member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4408, Palm Harbor. Thank you, Gene Seabolt, for being a true Eagle and friend. He left behind good friends and good times to be cherished. He is survived by his children, Regina, Nancy, Jacqueline, Melissa and David (Daphna). He will be forever in our hearts. A Life Celebration will be held at a later date. Contributions in his memory may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation. We love you, Dad. Care from Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Chapel 727-942-0515.

OLEKSY, Delphine M. "Del" 82, passed away on April 5, 2014. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home 996-6610

ORAS, Jessica Marie 23, of Port Richey, died April 6, 2014. Survived by mother, Justine; brother, Trey; sister, Shyler; grandparents, Ronald & JoAnn; great-grandmother; aunts, uncles, cousins. Dobies

PERDOMO-DIAZ, Orchid "China" passed away on March 28, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital at age 91. A west Tampa native, she is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Diaz. She leaves behind two loving sons, Charles and Michael; granddaughter, Stacey; daughter-in-law Linda; nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. Committal will be held on Friday April 11, 2014 at 12 pm at Colon Cemetery on Columbus Drive. Luchoen following graveside. Donations may be made in Orchid's name to Tampa Bay Humane Society at She will truly be missed.

POTTER, Virginia Hocker It is with heavy hearts that the family of Virginia Hocker Potter informs her friends of her death on April 2, 2014, at the age of 93. Jinny passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Huntsville, AL, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Dec. 3, 1920 to George F. & Virginia B. Hocker in Bethlehem, PA, where she was raised with her brother George. She graduated from Edgewood Park School, Westchester County, NY, in 1939. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Nelson Potter. Married in 1940, they lived most of their married life in Seaford, DE, where they raised their family. Jinny volunteered at the Nanicoke Hospital and with the scouts. In later years, they opened their home to other children. Jinny and Bill retired to Florida in 1978 where they spent their time in St. Petersburg, on the Florida Keys and enjoyed hosting holidays with family in North Carolina where everyone anticipated her figgy pudding and pecan pie! She was a huge Penn State fan and an avid Bridge player who had little patience for those who didn't feel the passion she did for the game. Although not a musician, Jinny loved live concerts and above all a bold marching band! Jinny made an indelible mark on the lives of those who knew her. She was a thoug-htful listener who always lent a helping hand. She cherished family and friends, always had a ready smile and brought out the best in those around her. She is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and extended family in the U.S. and Italy. She lived a very full life and will be greatly missed. No public memorial is planned, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association or your favorite charity.

REED, Harris "Rich" 68, lifelong resident of Tampa, passed away April 5, 2014. He was involved with the Big Cats Rescue. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Johnson; brother, Roddy Reed. He is survived by his sister, Pierre Stephens of Georgia; niece, Holly Faircloth; many South Tampa friends. He will be missed. Words of comfort may be expressed online at: Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

REEKER, Robert G. 74, St. Petersburg, died April 5, 2014 at Bay Pines VAHCS. Graveside service with military honors will be at 2:30 pm on April 11 at Florida Nat'l Cemetery. Veterans Funeral Care, Clearwater

RICE, Richard T. age 32, in Heaven April 6, 2014. Survived by his mother, Cindi L. Rice; sister, Jessica M. Windham; his brother-in-law, Tommy R. Windham; niece, Cheyenne Rose Windham.

ROSE, Charles R. 81, a resident of Tampa, died April 5, 2014. He was born Jan. 17, 1933 on a farm in Newton Grove, NC, the son of Allen Lee and Emma Jane Rose.Charlie was an Army veteran and graduated from North Carolina State University as a civil engineer. He retired in 1993 from Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk after 33 years of government service. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Clare Rose; three children, Charles Rose Jr. (Suzy) of Glen Allen, VA, Martin F. Rose (Allison) of Woodland, CA, and Catherine Rose Carollo (Chris) of Odessa; and seven grandchildren, Meredith and Lindsay Rose, Anna and Nora Rose, and Samuel, Olivia and Emma Carollo. He is also survived by three sisters, Edna Page of Newton Grove, NC, Jean Tew (Tommy) of Morrisville, NC, and Judith Bundy (Sam) of Raleigh, NC. Family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Wednesday, April 9 at the Blount & Curry-West Chapel, 6802 Silvermill Dr, Tampa. A Mass will be celebrated at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor on April 10 at 9:30 am followed by interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clearwater. Donations may be made to the building fund of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor 34695 or LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace 33637. Online condolences can be made at

SANTANA, Julio Jr. 38, On April 5, 2014, Julio was taken from this earth to be with his Savior Jesus Christ. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. He may be gone, but never forgotten, as he lives within all our hearts. Julio is survived by his loving devoting wife of nine years marriage and 29 years of friendship, Zeneida; by five children, Magen 17, Charley 16, Julia 11, Leilani 7, and Julio III 6; his parents, Julio and Noelia Santana Sr, Manuel and Luz Muniz. He is also survived by his siblings, additional family, and friends. A memorial services will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2pm. The location is St Clement Catholic Church 1104 N Alexander St Plant City, 33563. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the family for his children. Services by Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services Brandon, Florida 813-654-4400

SHAW, Ryan Harrison 41, St. Petersburg, died April 7, 2014. Celebration of Life at First Baptist Church Gandy Blvd. April 12, at 2 pm. For complete obit & ceremony info visit

SNELLGROVE, James Fred 80, of Plant City, died April 8, 2014, at South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City. Born Oct. 17, 1933 in Dublin, GA, he was the son of the late Hubert and Tommie Cochran Snellgrove. He was the husband of Gladys Richter Snell-grove, she survives. James was predeceased by his son, James Fred Snellgrove Jr.; sister, Gloria Rogers. He served as a SP3(T) in the Army from 1954 until 1956, was an ironworker, and a member of Full Gospel Fellowship. Also surviving are brother, Hubert Ray Snellgrove; and his grandson, Chad Alan Snellgrove. The family will be having private services. James will be interred at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Online condolences may be made to the family at:

TAAFFE, Malcolm Gene 56, of Tampa, passed peacefully Saturday, April 5, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born Sept. 8, 1957, in The Bronx, NY, Malcolm 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; and survived by his son, Gene Taaffe; daughters, Olivia and Gloria Taaffe; his children's mother, Mary Bruce Johnston; his mother, Theresa Taaffe; his siblings, Frances 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, Florida on Friday April 11, at 2 pm. 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.

TALMON, Diane Lee 73, of Largo died April 7, 2014. Survived by 2 children; 2 siblings; 5 grands; 9 great-grands. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo 727-517-2340

TETLOW, Joyce L. age 85, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was born in Salem, OH, to Albert and Margaret (Luxeill) DeWan. Joyce was a real estate agent and worked for Dennis Realty for several years. She was a member of Legion Auxiliary Post #147, and Beta Sigma Phi. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Fred Tetlow; one son, David Tetlow (Lynn); two daughters, Sandra Neher (John), Lori Wiggins (Bill); a brother, Jack DeWan (Virginia); sisters, Joan Borton (Richard) and Mary Lou Kirsch (Terry); five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be on Thursday, April 10, 10:30 am, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 5103 Central Ave., in Tampa. Visitation will be on Wednesday evening, April 9, 68 pm, at Gonzalez Funeral Home, at 7209 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614, (813)931-1833. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.

TICKETT, Eleanor 90, died April 6, 2014. Survived by daughters, Jean, Susan, Alexis Marybeth; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey

TRAVIS, Lillie May Smith 87, of Tampa, went to be with Jesus on March 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Travis Jr.; and son, Gary David Travis. She was born in Shelbyville, IN, on Nov. 14, 1926 and was a member of Heritage Christian Center in Land O'Lakes which she loved. Survived by her daughters, Patricia Marty of Seviereville, TN, Kathy Walls of Tampa, and Donna Smith of Goldsboro, NC; nine grandchildren; six great-gran-dchildren; and her caregiver, Judith Barnes of Land O'Lakes. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be conducted at 1 pm, Friday, April 11, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Please omit flowers. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home (813)237-3345

VITALI, Ellie 83, Spring Hill, died April 4, 2014. Survived by children, Debra and David. Memorial service Saturday, April 12, 2:30 pm at Crown Pointe.

WADLEIGH, Robert F. "Bob" passed into Heaven on April 4, 2014. Survived by loving family & many friends. Memorial service 11 am, April 9, Richland Baptist. Whitfield Funeral Home

WALSH, Germaine R. 80, of Spring Hill, FL died April 5. Visitation 6-8 pm Wednesday with Service at 7 pm at Turner Funeral Home/352-796-9661

WASSER, Janet Rhea (Moody) 81, of New Port Richey, formerly of Sharon Center, OH died peacefully at her home under the care of HPH Hospice, surrounded by family on April 4, 2014. Born Sept. 28, 1932 in Olive Hill, KY, she was preceded in death by her mother, Opal Williams Reagan of Olive Hill, KY; father, Harold Moody of Kenova, WV; daughter, Wendy Hall of Wadsworth, OH; grandson, Bobby Hall of Wadsworth, OH; and her sister, Barbara Jacobson of Olive Hill, KY. Janet was retired from Chicago Title Company of Akron, OH. She had served as a past president of the southern New Jersey chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority. She and her husband John, of 56 years, were world travelers. She enjoyed co-piloting with John on numerous flights around the country. She loved to cruise/travel, play on POGO, sit on her patio reading from her NOOK, looking through magazines, watching Fox news, smoking, and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, John Wasser of New Port Richey; daughter, Toni Wasser-Nixon of New Port Richey; grandson, Nickolas (Brigette) Nixon of Manti, UT; granddaughter, Stephanie Nixon of Hudson, FL; granddaughter, Sarah (Jason) Thompson of Charleston, SC; special niece, Julie (Jeffrey) Lewis; special cousin, Eulavon Erler; half siblings, Edith Perry, Mary Adkins, Margaret Miller Hunt, Bill Moody, and Eddie Moody; as well as many nieces, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends. There will be no services as Janet would rather people remember her as she was in life.

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 Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes (727)822-2059

WHITE, Martin 86, of Valrico, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at home. He is survived by his loving wife, family and many friends. Affinity Cremation

WILCOX, Mashell Rena passed away on April 3, 2014. Visitation Thursday 6-8 pm at Zion Hill Mortuary Chapel and service 2 pm Friday at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church. Visit our online guest book at

WILSON, Kyle A. age 34, passed away April 4, 2014. Kyle was the beloved husband of Sara, a loving father to Ethan and Tyler; son to Gary and Denise; brother to Gary (Carrie) and Bobby (Ayla); uncle to Riley; son-in-law to Josie Feliciano and Waldy Feliciano; sister-in-law to Marisol Feliciano and brot-her-in-law to Fernando Felic-iano; and Godparents Joe LeCates and Nancy Scott; and many other family members. Kyle worked for the City of Clearwater Planning Department, coached for Palm Harbor Little League, and enjoyed bowling and softball. Visitation will be 2-4 pm, with prayer service at 4 pm, at Curlew Hills Funeral Home, 1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. In lieu of flowers, please contact the funeral

WRIGHT, Nevaeh Ivoryann Infant daughter of Telly L. Wright and Yolanda F. Daniels, passed away March 26, 2014. She is survived by brothers, Telly Jr. and Te'jon Wright; host of other relatives. Wake Thursday, 6-7 pm, with Funeral Services Friday, 12 noon, at 20th St. Church of Christ. Lawson Funeral Home (727)523-9025