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ADAMS, Lucy Mae age 77, of Brandon, passed on April 3, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Linet Holder (Bert) of Brooklyn, NY; sister, Carrie Adams Moore of Spring Lake, NC; her brother, Andrew Adams (Irene) of Brooklyn, NY; grandchildren, Liane and Kenneth Holder; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great- grandnieces, great-grandnep-hews; relatives and friends. There will be a viewing on Friday, April 11, from 5-9 pm, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, and the family will receive friends in the chapel from 6-7 pm.A Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 12, 11 am, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Chur-ch, 4008 E. Dr. C. P. Epps Dr. (4008 E. Cayuga & 40th St.).

ADSHEAD, Marguerite Mary age 87, of Palm Harbor, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born in Barre, VT, she came here in 1956 from Nantucket, MA, with her husband of 58 years, the late Allan W. Adshead. She is survived by daughters, Bonnie Ray, Susan (Fred) Heintz; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ann Homolash and the late Robert Mitchell. There will be a Memorial Gathering from 6-8 pm, on Monday, April 14, at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. MLK St. N., St. Petersburg. Donations may be made in her name to Suncoast Hospice Pearl Team. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook at: Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes (727)822-2059

ALDERMAN, Grace K. "Happy", 84, of Tampa, went home to be with the Lord on April 7, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jimmie Alderman; daughters, Andrea Alderman Lee (Bob), Carol Alderman Paschall (Jim), Phyllis Alderman Harman (Bob); sons, Jim Allen Alderman II (Jodi) and David Harold Alderman. Happy is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Carrollwood Baptist Church. Friends will be received on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 9 am until time of service at 10 am at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa. Burial to follow in the cemetery. Garden of Memories 813-626-3161

AMEY, Daniel C. Jr. , 72, US Navy Vietnam Era Veteran of Clearwater funeral service is 1:30 PM, Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Wm. C. "Bill" Young National Cemetery, Bay Pines, FL.

ARCIERI, Peter T. long time resident of Pinellas Park, died peacefully at home of natural causes April 7, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born in the Bronx, NY, he raised his family on Long Island, NY, until he retired to Florida in 1979. A proud member of the US Marine Corps, he was a combat veteran of the Korean War. He also had a distinguished career with the Garden City Police Department, on Long Island, for 21 years. He was the devoted husband of the late Eleanor for 58 years and the loving father of the late Alan. He is survived by his son, Daniel of Long Island; daughter, Debra of Bradenton; daughter-in-law, Diana of Cape Coral; and families. A generous and compassionate man, he was a friend to many who now grieve his loss. The world is, indeed, a brighter and warmer place because of his many selfless contributions. Memorial services will be at Taylor Family Funeral Home in May.

BEAVERS, Bruce J. 83, Sun City Center, passed away April 8, 2014. He served in the United States Air Force and retired from Sperry Univac after 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lora Beavers and by his sister, Maxine Sims. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mana and by his nephew, James T. Sims of Lake Havasu, AZ. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, (813) 634-9900

BELISLE, Carol J. 66, born Aug 22, 1947, passed March 31, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Services at St. Luke the Evangelist on Saturday April 12, at 10 am.

BROSKY, Paul Joseph age 71, of St. Petersburg, passed peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014, at home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, came here in 1979 from North Hills, PA. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Florence; and his sister, Geraldine. He is survived by his children, Michael, Michelle, Tammy and Megan; siblings, Sandy, Joseph & Cindy; gran-dchildren, Jessika, Victoria, Brandi, Aiyana, Bailey, Ariana, Grace and Jaxson; great- grandson, Marvin. A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 am, on Friday, April 11, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Donations may be made in his name to Holy Family Catholic Church. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook at: Anderson McQueen Funeral Home (727)347-6636

BROWN, Joanne age 54, of St. Petersburg passed away on April 1, 2014, at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was raised by her mother the late Martha Colbert and father J.C. Bolden of Ft. Myers. She is survived by her daughters, Deadra Brown and Michelle Bolden; stepson, Alonzo Brown III; granddaughter, Ameriya Newton; two sisters, Martha Roberts (Henry) and Linda Bolden; one brother, Willie B. Bolden of Augusta, GA; sisters-in-law, Carol Myles & Doris Bro-wn; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation Friday, from 3-8 pm, with wake 6-7 pm, at Lawson Funeral Home, Funeral services Saturday, 1 pm, at the New Faith Free Methodist Church, 2427 Irving Ave. S. Lawson Funeral Home (727)623-9025

BURKS, Robert C. Homegoing celebration for Mr. Robert C. Burks of Tampa who passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 will be held Saturday, April 12th at 11 am at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Rev. Michael Neely, officiating. Interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Mr. Robert C. Burks was born July 19, 1928 in Sylvester, GA to the late Nathan Burks and Mattie Bell. He was a member of Mt. Tabor church and enjoyed repairing equipment. He leaves to cherish his memories with sons, Johnny Lee Burks, Nathan Burks and Robert Burks, Jr.; daughter, Beatrice Burks; 6 grandchildren; brother, Arthur Lee Burks (Betsy); sisters, Dorothy Pattaway (Billy) and Louise Burks; nieces, Gloria McKinnes and Margaret (Greg) Richardson; friends, Dorothy McCas-kill, Iris Davis and Ernestine James; and a host of other relatives and friends. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, April 11th from 5 to 8 pm. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 pm. The family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel on Saturday for the service.

CHAPMAN, Scott age 56, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Scott is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly; daughter, Christina Vetere; his grandchildren, Nicholas, Caitlynn, Kole; his mother, Hilda Chapman. He was a wonderful and loving husband, son, father and grandfather with many friends. Scott was a talented mechanic as well as a super conversationalist. Loved his sports teams Tampa Bay Lightning and Green Bay Packers. Loved by all. A celebration of his life will be held April 12, at his home in Tampa. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home Town & Country (813)887-4991

CLAESON, M. Frances "Sunny", 87, New Port Richey & Springfield, MO died March 19, 2014. Formerly of Rockford, IL. Survivors brothers, James & Jack Greenlee. Dobies F.H. Congress

CLARKE, Alice Mae 67 of Clearwater passed April 6, 2014 Visitation 5-6 pm at Carnegie-Dallas Funeral Service. Service April 12, 1 pm at Christian Worship Center Leesburg Carnegie Dallas

CONDES, Ethel Marguerite 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born in St. Petersburg on Nov. 26, 1921. She was the daughter of Albert and Mary Bachman Hoover. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Mike Condes. Marguerite is survived by daughter, Nancy Whitsett, of Fairfax, VA; two grandchildren, Emily of Dallas, TX and Andrew of Ft Worth, TX. Marguerite's life with Mike took her to South America, Greece, the Caribbean, and Central American. In each of these countries she held secretarial positions with government agencies. In Columbia, SA, while serving as the Secretary for the head of the Peace Corps, she was honored to meet President and Mrs. Kennedy, something she recalled with great pride. She was an avid bridge player, consummate crossword puzzle player, loved to cook and enjoyed bowling. Marguerite was an active volunteer at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church office, and the church thrift shop. She was also a member of the St. Joanna Guild. The memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, April 12, 2014, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne is serving the family, 321-723-2345,

CONKLIN, Geoffrey L. 63, of St. Petersburg, passed away April 7, 2014. Geoffrey was born in Rochester, NY to James and Hilda (Buck) Conklin. Geoff graduated from Univ. of Bridgeport and received his masters from Syracuse Univ., remaining an ardent fan of Syracuse Basketball. "Go Orange". Geoff is survived by his loving best friend, Carol Franzese; his father, James, Pasadena, FL; brother, James Jr., Michigan; and daughters, Lauren and Lindsey of New York City. Services for Geoff will be at a later date on Lake Ontario in Rochester.

COPE, Zelma Dey 82 of Odessa, FL, passed away April 7, 2014. Zelma was a native of Florida. She willingly helped whomever she encountered in need. She was the owner/operator of Western Auto in Tarpon Springs for 20 years. She also worked for the State of Florida with the Department of Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco for over 25 years. Zelma is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Cope and grandchildren, Angel Mills, Jeremy Cope, Bobby Hollingsworth, Terry O'Reilly. A viewing will be held at Dobies Funeral Home in Tarpon Springs on Thursday, April 10th from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral Services will be at Keystone United Methodist Church Friday, April 11 at 2pm.

CORNELL, John W. 89, of Clearwater, passed away April 6, 2014. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, May. He is survived by daughter, Ellen Cornell and Arthur Corby of Seminole; grandchildren Karen Wasilewski Masker, M.D. and Steven Wasilewski; and great-granddaughters, Jamie and Jordan Masker. Visitation will be from 11am-Noon, Friday, April 11 at Moss Feaster Funeral Home in Clearwater with a service to follow at noon. His favorite buddy was his grand dog, Caden, so in lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Suncoast Hospice of Pinellas County Project PUP. Friends and family may sign the guest book at

DAVIS, Willie G. age 62, of St. Petersburg, passed away on April 4, 2014. He's survived by his wife, Rosa; 2 sons; 2 daughters; stepson, Dana Graham; brother, Ronald Davis(Cathy); sister, Deborah Hope; uncle, Charles L. Davis; other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, from 3-8 pm, at Lawson Funeral Home. Funeral services Saturday, April 12, at 11 am, at Bay Vista Church of Christ, 5460 7th St. South. Lawson Funeral Home (727)623-9025

DEEN, Dorothy Lee 87, died April 8, 2014. Visitation 5-7 pm, Friday, April 11. Services 10 am, Saturday, April 12, at Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel. Burial Stage Pond Cemetery.

DERANIAN, Grace 96, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at Lexington Health and Rehab. She is survived by a loving family. Complete obit & ceremony info:

DONNELLY, Grace M. 90, of Woodruff, SC, formerly of Oldsmar died April 5, 2014. Chapel service Saturday, April 12, at 10 am Moss Feaster Dunedin Chapel. Burial to follow at Curlew Hills Cemetery.

DURAN, Henry Cuello 83, passed away on April 6, 2014 in Tampa. Henry was well known as a professional barber in Tampa for many years and was an active member of New Beginnings Christian Church. Henry was predeceased by his wife, Mary; and his sisters, Amparin and Paquita. He is survived by his special friend, Tracey Porath; his daughter, Gloria Haywood (Robert); his grandchildren, Robert Jr. (Heidi), Andrew, and Amanda (Adam); great-grandchildren, Emily, Ashley, Carson Mary, and Sadie Jane; sister, Nieves Cuello Duran; as well as several nieces, nephews, & cousins. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 11, from 5-8 pm, at Gonzalez Funeral Home. The Funeral services will then be held at 11 am, on Saturday, April 12, at New Beginnings Christian Church, 4100 South Manhattan Ave., Tampa, FL 33611, at 11 am, with the family receiving guests one hour prior. Interment will take place at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the New Beginnings Christian Church. Gonzalez Funeral Home (813)931-1833

EDMONS, Marvell 86, of Spring Hill died on April 6, 2014. Survived by children, Jesse, Paula, Rob & Brenda; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. NCS - Hudson

EGLITIS, Rasma G. 95, of Seminole, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014. Survived by a sister, Biruta Lazdins, Ontario, Canada.

ENGLE, Mary Kathy 56, passed April 4, 2014. Sur- vived by husband, Carl; sister, Elizabeth; brother, Bill and loving family. Full obit at Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

ERWIN, Patricia 75, of Spring Hill, died April 8, 2014. Survived by husband, Robert; sons, Tom, Brian, David, James; 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel

FELDER, Leo W. of St. Petersburg, passed Thursday, April 3, 2014. Survived by his loving wife, Alice Felder, and 2 daughters, Hope Crews and Michelle Patton. Visitation Friday, April 11, 2014, from 3-8 pm at the funeral home chapel. No family wake services. Funeral Service Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11 am at First Baptist Institutional Church. A McRae Service

GOULART, Joseph passed April 6, 2014 in Clearwater. Keefe Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home 727-845-1957

GRIFFIN, Ronald Thomas age 74, of Clearwater, passed away on April 5, 2014. He is survived by his lon-gtime companion, Scott Winton; two sisters; a brother; several nieces and nephews. There will be a gathering on April 12, 2-3 pm, with a memorial service at 3 pm, at ALifeTribute - Largo/559-7793. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Suncoast Hospice in Ronald's name.

HALES, Tina M. 58, Brooksville passed April 1, 2014. She enjoyed life and put her heart into her family and friends. Gathering, April 12th, 12-1, service 1pm. 352-688-4991. Full obit

HANSEN, Kolette "Liz" 53, of St. Petersburg, fell into eternal rest April 7, 2014, in her home surrounded by loved ones, after a 5 year battle with cancer. Survived by her life partner of 22 years, Becky Byrley; son, Bradley Hansen (Ashley) of Tampa; father, Wesley Nibert of Pocahontas, AR; brother, Kimbell Nibert (Brenda) of Batesville, AR. Preceded in death by mother, Vernell Nibert & brother, Kyle Nibert. Her love of music, nature and orchids defined her love of life. She spent her life serving others and making people smile and laugh. We will celebrate her life and faith this Saturday, April 12th at 11 am at Holy Spirit ECC, 3265 State Road 580, Safety Harbor, FL. Reception to follow.

HARROWER, Barbara A. 82, Hudson, died April 8, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Robert and son, Mark Wood.

HAYDEN, Phillip C. 66, of Hernando Beach, died Monday, April 7, 2014. He is survived by his loving family. Turner Funeral Home 352-796-9661

HEATH, Robert T. 87, of Tampa, passed away April 6, 2014. Bob is survived by daughters, Paula (husband Lamar) Karen, Wanda (husband Ben); son, Victor (wife Jennie); granddaughters, Robin Ward and Yvette Heath; grandson, Robert Hardwick; and 4 great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa; and two sons, Rodney and Ronald. A devoted husband of one woman for 59 years and father of 6. How does one even begin to summarize the life of this extraordinary man? It is an exercise in futility. Those close to him would agree. Bob was a Tampa native and Georgia Tech graduate in mechanical engineering and CEO of Heath Engineering Inc. He was also an entrepreneur, carpenter, machinist, artist, poet, & founding member of the Tampa Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council Intl. Bob was all this and much more. He was a man of intellect, a thinker, a serious man who also possessed a humorous side and a healthy dose of eccentricity. With family always being the priority, he spent not a boring day in his life! Yes, Bob was one of those unique, irreplaceable individuals and it is a pity that the life span of such a man is so painfully short. The family is now left with that awful aching emptiness that so often accompanies the departure of a loved one. The ache will subside - the emptiness will remain fortunately so will the memories. What a great ride it has been! Thank you Bob Heath from all of us! A gathering of life will be held on April 12, at 1:302 pm, with services at 2 pm at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home South Tampa Chapel.

HILLMAN, Willie E. Largo, passed away April 6, 2014. A native of Terrell County, GA. Retired landscaper and a member of Green Grove Baptist Church. Memories che-rished by sons, Edward, Darryl, Larry, Gary, Terry, and Andre Hillman; daughters, Jacqueline L. Hillman-Cloud and Charlotte D. Hillman; brothers, Eddie Jr., Frank, Richard Hillman, Leonard and Roger Gar-dner; sisters, Betty Hillman, Eddie Mae Hillman, Betty Brown, Vera Wells; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grand-children. Funeral services 12 noon Saturday, April 12 at Shiloh MB Church 13255-118th Street No. Largo with viewing Friday 6-8 pm at: Young's Funeral Home

HOGG, Jessy 26, passed away April 4, 2014. Survived by his parents, Susan & Charles; loving companion, Sarah Auche; sisters, Charlotte & Louisa. Visitation to be held April 12, 2014, from 2-4 pm with a service to follow at 4 pm at Downing Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations to be made in Memory of Jessy to Hounds 4 Heros at

HOOKER, Pete age 52, of St. Petersburg, passed away April 5, 2014. He is survived by his brother, Joseph Stringer; two sisters, Mary Golden Jefferson & Josephine Hooker Gibson; and nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be on Saturday, April 12, 1 pm, at Creal Funeral Home.

HOWELL, Walter L. 86, died on April 7, 2014 in Crystal River. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. Graveside service April 11, 2 pm, at FL Ntnl Cemetery, Bushnell.

JOHNSON-BAILEY, Annie Mae, age 63, of Tampa, passed away on March 29, 2014.She is survived by her children, Frankie Lee Bailey and Ronnie Holder Jr. (Dwaynel), Katrina Lee Bailey; grandchildren, Takela Bailey, Camry Best Holder, Anth-one Bryant Jr., Ronnie Holder III, Dominique Holder, Isaac Holder, Antonika Coleman, Mia Holder and Jamari Holder; great-grandchild, Yvette Joseph; sisters, Willie Nell Patton, Diane Riley (Robert), Nettie McBride (Daryl and Frances Brown; her brother, Douglas Bailey; brother-in-law; nieces; nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. There will be a viewing on Friday, April 11, from 5-9 pm, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa.A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 12, at 2 pm, at Holsey Temple C.M.E. Church, 3729 N. 15th St., Tampa. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.

JONES, Anita Carol passed away March 31, 2014. Service Saturday 11 am at God's Side Church at the Place, 3201 E. Genesee St. Tampa, 33610. Visit our online guestbook

KANE, Rita 59, of Land O' Lakes, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Rita was born in Lepanto, AR, and moved to Florida in 1983. She retired from Pasco County School Board. Rita enjoyed travel, line dancing and most of all she loved her family. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Ed; 2 sons, Zachary Kane and Kacy Kane (Rachel); parents, N.C. and Geraldine Williams; brothers, Earl Lang-ston, Wayne Langston, and Mitchell Langston (Gail); sister, Lynda Hall (J.D.); grandson, Allen, and many extended family members and friends. A celebration of Rita's life will be held at Loyless Funeral Home on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7 pm. The family will receive friends from 67 pm. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations to Gulfside Regional Hospice.

LARRY, Lucius 64, of St. Petersburg passed April 7, 2014. Funeral service Saturday, April 12, 11 am at St. Matthew M.B.C. Visitation 5-7 pm at Carnegie Dallas Funeral Service 727-330-7661.

MADIGAN, Maureen T. "Mo" 59, of Lutz, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Maureen was born in Buffalo, NY, and moved to Florida in 2004 from Seattle, WA. Mo had a thirty year career in Seattle and Florida where she was a Translations Engineer & Consultant for GTE/Verizon. Mo enjoyed going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, listening to music, solving problems, watc-hing movies and crocheting. She is preceded in death by her son, Patrick Ryan. Beloved sister of Linda DiJoseph (Tom Shaw), Kathleen Bassett (Michael), Beverly Caffery (Michael), Mary Gugliuzza (Vin-ny), Cynthia Rich (Jacob III), and Daniel Madigan (Cindy). Aunt Mo was adored by eleven nieces and nephews and was blessed to have Holli Burt and Terri Jones as her beloved and devoted friends. The family will hold a memorial service at Loyless Funeral Home Thursday, April 10, with a gathering at 5:30 pm, and service at 6 pm.

MAKRIS, Costas 81, of New Port Richey, passed away peacefully at his condo on Clearwater Beach on April 5, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Stella; his sons, Peter (Constantina), Jimmy (Carol), and Jerry (Gina); brother, Nick (Katherine); and 7 loving grandchildren. A private funeral was held on April 7, 2014.

MALDONADO, Angel Jr. age 48, of Miami and Riverview, entered into rest Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, to Angel Maldonado Sr. and Alicia Colon. He was a veteran of Desert Storm and served proudly in the United States Army. He loved working out, listening to music, dancing and spending time with Jack Daniels. He is survived by his son, Angel Maldonado III & wife, Iris; daughters, DeAnna Maldonado, Juliana Maldon-ado, Alexis Maldonado, and Jazmin Carter; father, Angel Maldonado Sr. and mother, Alicia Colon; his former wives, Rosa Maldonaldo Vega and Charlene Maldonado Sappa; his uncle, Carlos Colon and wife, Yvonne, and their children, Jessica and Raquel; brothers, Hipolito Maldonado, Joel Maldonado and Robert "Rio" Arana; sisters, Teresa Maldonado, Mary Hernandez and Sandra "Gus" Lopez; and his five grandchildren, Anina, Angel IV, Richard, Mekhi, and Tahleem. Visitation will be held from 7-10 pm, on Friday, April 11, Funeral Service will be held at 4 pm, on Saturday, April 12, both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home of Brandon.

MANZ, Micheline "Mimi" 88, of Palm Harbor, died Monday, April 7, 2014. Memorial Service Thursday, April 17 at 1 pm at Moss Feaster, Palm Harbor, 727-562-2090. Visit:

MARHEINE, James Phillip 86, died April 7, 2014. Memorial gathering 11 am to 12 pm April 12, 2014 at the Hanover V.F.W. Memorials to the Light House Foundation for the Blind

MARRON, Patricia C. 80, retired from traveling on April 6, 2014. She is survived by her husband, John; children, Paul, John, Philip, Ann Marie and their families; and her sisters, Betty and Ginny.

MAUER, Leonard "Lenny" age 83, of Treasure Island, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 8, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Lenny was born Sept. 17, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to Jacob and Basia Mauer. He was preceded in death by his brother, Irving Mauer and his sister, Constance Lazarus. Lenny had an ear for learning foreign languages which began with his love of opera. This aptitude led to his service in Army Intelligence during the Korean Conflict. Lenny attended the Philadelphia Textile Institute where he graduated in 1951. After a career as a Textile Engineer at Service Knitting Mills in New York, Lenny and Ruth, his wife of 58 years moved, to Florida. Lenny had a deep love and pride in family and was known for his gentle heart. A current member of Congregation B'nai Israel, Lenny was a former long-time member of Young Israel of West Hempstead, NY; a board member of the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County; and a strong Zionist with a commitment to the development and sustainability of the State of Israel. Lenny had a deep passion for Biblical archeology. A true gentlemen and Mensch (man of integrity), Lenny will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth; three daughters, Rabbi Sue Morningstar (Howie), Debby Gaines (Mark), and Liz Sembler (Greg); and six grandchildren, Dr. Aja Morningstar (Chris Chaim Cooper), Jonah Morningstar, Jacob Sembler, Ezra Sembler, Eve Sembler, and Ben Sembler. Funeral services will be 11 am today (Thursday) at Congregation B'nai Israel, 300 58th Street North, St. Petersburg. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Largo. Donations in his memory would be appreciated to Congregation B'nai Israel or the Jewish National Fund. Online guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911

MEDLEY, Robert L. 28, of Tampa, passed away April 5, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Jean Cudero (husband Dennis); father, Craig Medley (wife Nicole); brothers, Nicholas Medley and Quincy Cudero (wife Jenny); nephew, Oliver Cudero; paternal grandparents, Marry Ann and Curtis Medley; maternal grandparents Richard L. and Marjorie Howard; and many loving aunts, uncles, as well as cousins; and his loving companion Morgan Bentley; his fur kids, Harvey and Diesel; and all his loving friends. He will be forever loved, missed, and always in our hearts. A celebration of life will be held at Brewer & Sons Funeral Home South Tampa Chapel 813-835-4991, Sunday, April 13, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers donations to Los Angeles Animal Rescue will greatly be appreciated.

MENDOZA, Tony 86, passed into eternity on March 1, 2014. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Tampa, on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 7:00 AM.

MOUNTAIN, Violet Nicole Four month old daughter of Nicole M. Newman and Joshua J. Mountain of Largo, passed away April 7, 2014. For full obituary, visit:

MOYE, Edna 98, of Palm Harbor, died April 8, 2014. She is survived by her sisters, Ruth Marlow and Anita Walker; along with many other family members and friends.

MYRIE, Glenton L. went to be with the Lord March 11, 2014, at the age of 99. A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, he then worked for 30 years as an X-ray technician at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. Glenton retired and pursued many interests after. Glenton was an extremely inventive person, creating custom jewelry, reproducing antique furniture, photography and his ultimate love growing roses. As a 31 year member and usher of Nativity Catholic Church he always would pick roses from his garden and make boutonnieres for the ushers for Sunday services. He belonged to the Brandon Rose Society with whom he won numerous awards for his roses as well as many awards for his car through the Mercedes-Benz Society in Tampa. Glenton is survived by his beloved wife, Florence whom he shared 70 years with. He is also survived by his loving children, Louis Myrie and Carmen Williams; son-in-law, Marcus; and his cherished grandchildren, Aaron and Adam Williams. Inurnment will take place Saturday April 12, at 10 am with military honors at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon.

PEIFER, Theodore Franklin 93, of Temple Terrace, went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2014. He was born in Reading, PA, to Harry and Minnie Peifer on April 12, 1920. After many years in sales and management positions with Zonolite Co. and W. R. Grace Co, he came to Tampa in 1970 to start his own business, Tedroy Associates, Inc., representing Consolidated Systems, Inc. Steel Floor and Roof Deck Systems. He remained president of the company until his retirement. He was a veteran of the Second World War, U.S. Army, serving in the European Theater. He was a long time member of the Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church. A member of the Masons, Temple Terrace Lodge #330, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree and the Egypt Temple, Tampa. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Jane Yeager; wife, Barbara Dixon Peifer, and wife, Edyth McNaught Peifer. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Catharine Boswell Peifer of Temple Terrace; son, Lawrence Theodore Peifer (Fahimeh) Carl-sbad, CA; grandson, Rabi Kanoa Peifer (Jaci) Belfair, WA; great-grandsons, Keegan Theodore, Travis Jacob, and Erik Walter Peifer of Belfair, WA; brothers, Harry M. Peifer of Piscataway, NJ, and Richard Peifer of Chico, CA. Also, stepsons, Larry A. Boswell (Mary) of Tampa, Max E. Boswell (Tina) of Waynesboro, GA, and their children, Chase, Courtney, Taylor and Mason Boswell. One of his greatest joys was owning and flying his 400 Comanche whether for business or pleasure. He served as president of the International Comanche Society. He held a pilots license, instrument rated and logged in excess of 4,000 hours as he and Edyth visited friends and relatives from coast to coast over many years. He remembered fondly the time spent with her children, Charles McNaught (Susan), deceased, Bradley Mc-Naught (Ruth), and Heather Canaday (Jim); their children and grandchildren. Next to flying his plane, Ted enjoyed playing golf. He was a member of the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club for over 30 years. Only after failure of his eyesight did he discontinue playing several rounds each week. The family will receive friends at Garden of Memories Chapel, Friday evening April 11, from 68pm. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Life Path Hospice, 11150 N. 53rd Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617, Shriners Hospital for Children-Tampa, 12502 USF Pine Dr., Tampa, FL 33612, or Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund, 420 Bullard Pkwy, Temple Terrace, FL 33617.

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 & 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 noon at Colon Cemetery on Columbus Drive. Luncheon following graveside. Donations may be made in Orchid's name to Tampa Bay Humane Society at She will truly be missed.

PERRIN, Rene Harry 87, of Seminole, passed away April 7, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Olive. Reese Funeral Home & Crematory Seminole (727)391-9954

PHANDARA, Somphone 75, of St. Petersburg, April 4, 2014. Survived by loving family, wife of 47 years; 10 children; brother, Kittarath Sila-phanh; grandkids Souk & Johnny Silaphanh & Rickey BoBo.

PLENNERT, Robert B. Sr. 79, of Largo passed away on April 5, 2014 at Belle Vista Assisted Living. He is survived by his loving family. Alife Tribute Largo 727-559-7793

POWELL, Diane age 67, of St. Petersburg, passed away on April 2, 2014. She is survived by 3 sons; 4 daughters; mother; her stepmother; 4 siblings; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Memorial Service Saturday, April 12, 11 am, at Campbell Park Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. Visitation Friday, April 11, 4-7 pm, wake at 6 pm, at the Smith Funeral Home/894-2266. Share condolences

PRICE, Nancy Jean (Lockwood) age 69, of Lutz, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2014, in the evening surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born in Cleveland, OH, on Jan. 11, 1945 to the late Owen & Edith Lockwood. She was the third child in her family of four siblings. Nancy graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1963. Her family was proud of her accomplishments and hard work as she graduated from Nursing School in 1965. She spent the next thirty years working as LPN in various hospitals across the United States as her family moved. Nancy was very loving, strong, delightful, hardworking individual who had an amazing personality that could put a smile on the face of everyone around her. She was a cherished and proud daughter, sister, mother and grandmother who was loved dearly. Her most favored memories were times spent together with her family. Nancy is survived by her husband, George Price Jr. of Lutz; Nancy's sister, Barbra Corkins of Scottsdale, AZ; brother, Owen Lockwood Jr. of Las Cruces, NM; daughter, Jan Vuicich and son-in- law, Dan Vuicich of Scottsdale, AZ; son, Steve Gustafson of Tampa; son, Joe Ruth and daughter-in-law, Leah Ruth of Tampa. She is also survived by six grandchildren. Nancy will be dearly missed and is truly loved. Condolences may be expressed online at MacDonald Funeral Home Tampa (813)933-4950

PRINCE, Cheryl Suzzanna 52, of Tampa, passed away on April 8, 2014. She is survived by family and friends.There will be a viewing today (Thursday) at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 28th Street, Tampa, from 1-3 pm, with the funeral service starting at 3 pm. Interment will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery.

PROCTOR, Helen Ruth McCartney Holt White born in Fayetteville, AR, on May 19, 1927, and departed April 4, 2014. Graduated from the University of Arkansas, Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration. Helen was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Mortar Board. She was one of the first winners of the Phiefer Scholarship awarded at the University. She graduated from the Army Language School at the Presidio of Monterey with a certificate in Spanish. Helen lived in Japan, Germany, and Guatemala with her husband, Frank during his 30 year Army career. She was a founder of the Indian Rocks Beach Library, the Indian Rocks Beach Area Historical Society, editor of the INDIAN ROCKS PICTORIAL HISTORY book, a member of the Civic Association, Action 2000, Clearwater Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Belleair Republican Women's Club, American Contract Bridge League, and Precinct Clerk of Indian Rocks Beach for many years. She and her husband, Frank were Grand Marshals of the Indian Rocks Beach Christmas Parade in 2000. She is survived by her husband, Frank D., Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret'd.; and three children, Gary D., Granbury, TX; Holly L. Messinger, Ft. Myers and Dana J. Clayton, Gainesville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Frank and Helen recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. Helen was an incredible wife, mother, and grandmother. She was devoted to her family and lived a full life. We are all blessed to have had her in our lives. Memorials may be made in Helen's name at the Indian Rocks Beach Library 1507 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785; 727-596-1822 Hubbell Funeral Home 727-584-7671

RAUDENBUSH, John E. 92, of Lake Seminole, died April 5, 2014. John was born in Wilkes Barre, PA, and came to Florida in 1983 from Virginia where he had resided for 33 years. John was a graduate of Bucknell University. After service as an officer in the US Navy in WW2 he was employed as an Electronic Scientist by the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC. John retired as the Section Head for the Communication Application Section of the Electromagnetic Propagation Bran-ch. John is survived by his wife of 68 years, Arline; his son, Reid and daughter-in-law, Colleen; daughter-in-law, Pat; grandchildren, Evan, Owen, Alan, Erica; and five great-grandchildren; nephews, Rob and John; and nieces, Heather and Cheryl. Also a son, Eric, deceased. Services will be held at the Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole, April 15, at 10 am. Burial will be private at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Donations may be made in John's memory to the Lake Seminole Square Scholarship Fund, 8333 Seminole Blvd, Seminole, FL 33772. The family wishes to thank the staff at Lake Seminole Square for their generosity and kindness.

ROBY, John Albert 45, of Brooksville, died April 8, 2014. Memorial Service 11 am Saturday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Turner Funeral Home/796-3588

ROEHSNER, Rita L. 57, of Zephyrhills, died April 7, 2014. Visitation 6-8 pm Thursday, April 10 at the funeral home. Funeral will be 10 am Friday, April 11 at Whitfield Funeral Home.

ROOT, Thomas T. "Tommy" 70, lifelong resident of Tampa, passed away on April 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Root Jr.; his mother, Viola Root; and his brother, Harry Root III. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Conchita; his devoted sister, Gina Cummings (Stephen); and numerous and beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Life reception will be held 1-3 pm, on Saturday, April 12, at Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, where Tommy enjoyed many happy moments with his very closest friends, and where he served as a board member for many years. He attended Mitc-hell Elementary, Wilson Jr. High, H.B. Plant High School, and Florida State University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, forming lifelong friendships with his SAE brothers. Tommy retired from his career as a food broker and owner of Gulf Southern Industries. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. Guestbook may be signed online at:

ROSS, Annie Lois 79, of St. Petersburg, passed April 5, 2014 at St. Anthony Hospital. She was born in Flint, GA in 1935, and worked at the Bayfront Towers. Annie is survived by her husband of 62 years, West Ross Sr.; 2 sons, West Ross Jr., and Charlie Edd Ross; daughter, Annie Allen; parents, Lewis Jones and Charlie Clara Smith; 5 grandchildren, & 7 great-grandchil-dren. Viewing 3-7 pm, with family viewing hour between 6-7 pm, Friday, April 11 at Creal Funeral Home. Services Saturday, April 12, 11 am, Annointed Word Fellowship at Trinity United Church of Christ, 1150 49th St No, St. Pete.

SANDERS, Billy Gene age 79, of Tampa, was born on March 6, 1935 in Arkansas City, KS, to the late Martin Sanders and Maxine Finnell Sanders. He went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2014. Mr. Sanders retired from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer in Oct. of 1984 after 30 years of service. He was a firm believer in Christ and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Tampa. He was a member of the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, OK. Mr. Sanders loved Golfing and played in several Pro-Am Tournaments. He loved and lived life to the fullest and helping and serving others was one of his greatest achievements. He is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth; his children, Martin, Billy and Mary; and his grandchildren, Tiffany, Renneker, Carter, Leah, Rebekah and Andrew. He will be greatly missed but we shall see him again! A memorial service will be held at 10 am, Saturday, April 12, from the Carrollwood Chapel of Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 3207 West Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33618, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 pm, on Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 12708 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618. A committal service will be held at 12:45 pm, Monday, April 14, at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10,000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33708 with full military honors rendered by the U.S. Navy and the VFW Post 9272. Condolences may be shared with Billy's family by visiting All arrangements are under the direction of Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel.

SENIOR, Robert J. "Bob" 78, of Zephyrhills, passed away April 6, 2014. Visitation 10-11:30 am, with Mass at 11:30 am Saturday, April 12 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Whitfield Funeral Home

SHEPHERD, Erik J. age 63, passed away on Tuesdasy, April 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Julee; and his sister, Linda (Wayne) Elliott. Downing Funeral Home

SMITH, Helen T. 87, of Clearwater, formerly of Safety Harbor, passed away on April 7, 2014. She is survived by her 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Visit

SMITH, Leona D. 92, of Clearwater, died April 7, 2014. She is survived by her loving family. For biography, photos, and to send condolences, please visit:

SREY, Vanny 59, passed April 9, 2014. Survived by daughter Tevy and son Chanmonkol. Viewing 12 pm, April 10 Funeral services follow 12:45 pm at Gee & Sorensen F.H. 3180 30th Ave. N.

STARLING, Debra Lee 60, of Seffner passed away very quickly April 3, 2014 and she left an amazing legacy of friendship, family, and love. Debra Lee Starling born to Mildred Virginia Thompson and James Dallas Starling March 10 1954. Debra, who liked to be called Debi, was the youngest of six children. Debi was a good mother of Chris Mullis, Michelle Conrad, Matthew Wink, and Charity Boyle. Debi had five grandchildren, Dallas Conrad, Christian Cuthbertson, Madison Boyle, Skylar Mullis, Sheri Gantzer. Debi deeply loved all of her external family and she always wanted the very best for her sisters (Brenda and Agnes), brothers (James, Raymond, and Larry), nieces and nephews. Debi not only had her children and her family but she had exceptional friends and a wonderful church family who always encouraged her and helped her. Debi was a wonderful woman who loved the Lord and will never be forgotten! There is a memorial service being held for Debi Saturday April 12, at Brandon Church of God 414 Kingsway Rd. Brandon, at 11 am. Arrangements by Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services Brandon, Florida 813-654-4400

STEPHENS, George 71, Brooksville died April 6, 2014. Memorial service Monday April 14, 3 pm Brooksville Chapel. Visit full obit & leave condolences. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991

STUCKEY, Patricia Mary age 63, of Temple Terrace, pa-ssed away on April 6, 2014, after a long illness. Patsy was born to Frank and Mildred Vaydich on March 24, 1951 in Duluth, MN. A graduate of Mo-rgan Park, where she had many lifelong friends, she moved to Florida in search of a warmer climate in 1972. There she met the love of her life, her husband of 32 years, James Stuckey. They had a remarkable marriage, and all who knew them admired their strong love for each other. She is mourned by her sister-in-law, Lynn Stuckey Trau (Bill) and their children; brother-in-law, David (Linda) Stuckey and their children; she will also be missed by her mother, Millie; brother, Larry (MaDonna) and sister Marcy Vaydich all of Sioux City, IA. She leaves cousins, nephews and nieces throughout the Mid- West and even Croatia. She was predeceased by her father Frank in 1992. Patsy volunteered at H. Lee Moffitt for over 15 years until she was diagnosed with Scleroderma. Her passion was cats and over her years with Jim they adopted every stray that showed up on their doorstep. At her request there will be no services open to the public. Words of comfort may be expressed at

THOMAS, Victoria age 64, of St. Petersburg, passed away on April 2, 2014. She is survived by her son; 6 siblings; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-gran-dchildren; and other relatives. Funeral service Saturday, April 12, 1 pm, at Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation Friday, April 11, 4-7 pm, at Smith Funeral Home/894-2266. Share condolences

WILCOX, Mashell Rena "Peanut", passed away on April 3, 2014. Visitation Today, 6-8 pm, at Zion Hill Mortuary Chapel & Service 2 pm, Friday at New Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church. Visit our online guest book at

WILLIAMS, Willie Mae 65 of St. Petersburg, passed a-way March 28, 2014 . She retired from GTE and was a member of New Hope M.B. Church. Survivors, husband, Joseph Williams; daughter, Carmen Stafford (Benjamin); 2 step-children; 5 siblings; grandchildren; and other relatives. Funeral service Saturday, April 12, 11 am at New Hope M. B. Church. Visitation Friday, April 11, 4-7 pm at Smith Funeral Home/894-2266. Share condolences:

WILLIAMSON, Charlotte E. age 85, of Pinellas Park, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. Charlotte is survived by a loving family.

WINDHAM, Gregory Keith Sr., age50, of Tampa, passed April 2, 2014. He is survived by aunt, Betty Bing; children, Ebony Windham (Charlton), Darius Windham (Jessica), Ashley Windham, Gregory K. Windham Jr. & Garrett Wind-ham; grandchildren, Sa'breana Brooks, Kenyan'a Brooks, Cha-rlton Dawkins & Kamari Wind-ham; his brothers, George O. Windham Jr. (Grace) & Reginald S. Windham (Linda); sister, Deborah Windham; nephews, nieces, cousins, devoted friends and family. There will be a viewing on Friday, April 11, from 5-9 pm, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, and the family will receive friends from 7-8 pm, in the chapel.A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 12, at 11 am, at Wilson Funeral Home.Interment will follow in the Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.

WYNN, Pastor Ned Jr. 92, born in Marianna, FL, passed away April 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Bell of 70 years. He is survived by his children, Bertha, Samuel, Lillie, Loretta, Margaret, Malika, Charles, Vickye, Robbie, Alvin, Tanzer, Fremon; 28 grandchildren, a host of great-grand, great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday 5pm at Bethlehem M.B. Church 1241 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, and Service will be held Saturday 11 am, St. Mark M.B. Church, 1301 37th Street South. Visit our online guestbook