PANAYIOTIS, Pimenidis 49, Floral City, died Sept. 30, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
CHASTAIN, Carolyn 60, of Brooksville died Sept. 27, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Chris Chastain of Brooksville; loving family and friends. Brewer & Sons 352-796-4991
DI DIO, Michaelina Mickey 83, Spring Hill, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. She was immediately presented with her Angelini wings. Michaelina, was born in Brooklyn, NY on Feb. 18, 1931, the daughter of Umberto and Maria Angelini who predeceased her. Mickey married Ignatzio Di Dio on Oct. 14, 1950, who predeceased her in 1997. Mickey was a strong devout woman who truly lived Gods word. Mickey is survived by her three children, Michael, Regina (Dennis) and Stephen; five grandchildren, Kristen, Nicholas, Noelle, Marc and Kayla; and one great-grandchild, Vincent. She is also survived by her sister, Giovanna and brother, Joseph (Nancy), and many nieces and nephews who loved her. Visitation will be held at the Grace Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 from 2-6 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Cabrini Roman Catholic Church at 11 am on Saturday, Oct. 4. Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Gardens immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her honor to American Cancer Society.
OSWALD, Catherine Claire 97, of Spring Hill, passed away Sept. 28, 2014. Funeral Mass 10:30am, Oct. 3 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Spring Hill. www.gracememorialhudson.com
MARTIN, Donald Vietnam Vet., Passed away, Sept 23, 2014. Survivors include, son Michael Martin; daughter, Karen Martin; grandchildern, Lilliana Martin and Ethan Puente. He was loved and will be missed. Memorial service at Presbyterian Church of Seffner, Oct. 3, 7pm.
STEELE, Thomas L. 78, of Plant City, entered into eternal rest on Sept. 24, 2014. He was retired from the United States Army, and the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court. He was a member of the Turkey Creek Masonic Lodge #248. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jacquelyn A. Steele; son, Erik Steele (Valerie); daughter-in-law, Cynthia Steele; brother, Wildon Steele; grandchildren Makaila, Chelsea, Brandy, and Brooke; and great-grandchildren Ellie, and Jamillah. He was preceded in death by his sons Duane Steele, and Shane Steele. Private interment at Memorial Park, Plant City. Expressions of condolence at www.hopewellfuneral.com
BROWN, Ruth Thelma (Harvey) of Tampa, passed away Sept. 27, 2014. Celebration of life Saturday, Oct. 4, 2 pm at Bible-Based Fellowship Church of Temple Terrace, 8718 N. 46th Street, Tampa. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Ruth Thelma Harvey Brown, affectionately known as Sister was the eldest daughter of the late Perry C. and Mable T. Harvey Sr. She was born and nurtured in Tampa. As a child she accepted Christ and was baptized at First Baptist Church of West Tampa. She continued a family tradition and traveled to Atlanta, GA to attend Spelman College. Cherishing her life and beautiful memories are her loving and only child, daughter Darele Brown Campbell (Ray); two grandchildren, Lauren and Gregory II; two sisters, Gustava and Dorothy (Jimmie); several nieces and nephews, Sonja, Kermit, Gail, Maurice, J. Oscar III, Denise (Kacey), Jerry, Gustavo (Trish), Perry III, Sean (Shamika), Angela, Francis Jr., Cynthia, Eleanor, Shon (Jerome), Reginald, George Jr.; and a host of other close and wonderful family members, Florence and friends Ann, Spelman sisters Jean and Lejune; lastly the four women who took great care of her during her illness, Lillian, Margaret, Kim, and Sheri. The visitation at Bible-Based Fellowship Church of Temple Terrace 5-8 pm. The Alpha Kappa Alpha, Ivy beyond the Wall ceremony will begin at 6 pm. The family will receive friends during the wake hour 7-8 pm. The family and friends meet at the church on Saturday for the service. Aikens Funeral Home, Tampa.
PASSMORE, Betty Jo 79, beloved wife and mother extraordinaire, ended her battle with ovarian cancer on Sept. 29, 2014. Originally from Tennessee, she resided in Tampa for 63 years where she fostered a life-long interest in mystery novels and dark chocolate. She is survived by George, her husband of 61 years (who prefers westerns and butter pecan); daughters, Denise Passmore (spinster), Rhonda Boocock (m. Paul Boocock); grandchildren, Sarah Gren and Daniel Prince (m. Rachel Fee-Prince); five great-grandchildren; her sister, Gwen Ethridge, who encouraged a fondness for peanut butter; and her brother, Rev. Jesse Buchanan; many beloved nieces and nephews; and adopted son, Mike Crouch (m. Carolyn Crouch). A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at the First Church of God on 2202 E. Busch Blvd, Tampa, which she has attended for about 60 years in spite of the inclusion of praise music and A/V presentations. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ovacome, P.O. Box 152893, Tampa 33684 in Betty Jo Passmores memory.
TAYLOR, William T. Tom 67, of Tampa, passed away at home on Sept. 25, 2014, with his family by his side. Tom was born in Tampa Jan. 20, 1947 to C. Leon and Peaches Taylor. He graduated from Zephryhills High School in 1965 and had a passion for building race cars. Before joining the military, he was a proud member of the pit crew for Buzzie Reutimann. He then served 2 years in the Air Force and played saxophone for the Air Force band. Tom moved to Miami where he met the love of his life in 1973 and married in 1974. He then continued his education at Purdue University, School of Electrical Engineering, W. Lafayette, IN. It was there he received his BSEE in 1980 and his MSEE in 1981, with consecutive Magna Cum Laude honors. He was a very intelligent and hard-working man who was respected by many. He had a successful lifetime career as a self-employed Electrical Engineer and Computer Consultant. He was a devoted husband and father, and always made time to travel with his family as often as possible. He loved rafting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, as well as frequent stays on Florida beaches. He was a very fun-loving, humble man. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Tom was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving family; wife of 40 years (Joyce); daughters Sara and Sondra; son Matthew; 6 grandchildren; brother Leon Taylor; sister, Loris (Greg) Hubbard; 2 nieces; 5 nephews; 6 great-nieces; and 9 great-nephews. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Moffitt and LifePath Hospice for the exceptional care of Tom during his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at 2 pm at Garden of Memories, 4207 East Lake Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33610 Phone (813) 626-3161. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to LifePath Hospice of Tampa.
SALARIO, Lucy age 81, of Tampa, passed away peacefully, Sept. 28, 2014, with her six children by her side. Mom you were the most beautiful mother, grandmother, wife and friend. We were lucky to have you as our mother, because you made each holiday a wonderful event with warmth and hospitality. Our house was truly the house in the middle of the street, where everyone was welcomed. We will never forget our special dinners and most recently Friday lunches and Sunday dinners at your house. Lucy is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Louis; six children, Teresa (John), Maria (Frank), Steve (Mary), Lucia (Julio), Anita and Louie (Laura); ten grandchildren, Jennifer, Frankie, Anamaria, Katie, Francesca, Julio Jr., Alexa, Alissa, Stevie and Sophia; brother, Reggie (Susie) Sedita; niece, Dana (Mark) and many other family and friends. Lucy adored her best friends since childhood, Sylvia Diaz, Vilma Calzon and her cousin like a sister, Frances DeMeza, all of whom loved Lucy for her sweet disposition and loving nature. Also, a special thank you to Carmen Hilario, Lucys caregiver and friend. Mom thank you for touching our lives, we will never be the same without you. You were truly the angel of the house in every way. Rest in peace sweet mother and as always, we love you, Lucy. Please omit flowers. A private graveside service will be held at a later time. The family will receive friends from 9-11 am, Friday, Oct. 3, at the chapel of: www.adams-jennings.com (813)237-3345.
BLANCHARD, Alice M. 80, born April 8, 1934, died Sept. 28, 2014. Survived by 4 siblings; 6 children; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews. Visitation will take place Friday, Oct. 3, from 13 pm, at Garden of Memories Funeral Home 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, FL 33610. Funeral Service will be same day at 3 pm, at the Funeral Home followed by Garden of Memories Cemetery.
DAVIS, Roger W. 75, of Tampa, passed away Sept. 26, 2014. He was born in Columbus, GA. Roger loved to fish and travel. He was a fun loving man. Family meant everything to him, especially his granddaughter and great-granddaughters. He is survived by his wife, Sharyl Toloday; two sons, Greg (Shelly) Davis and Stacey Davis; daughter, Teresa (David) Fernquist; one granddaughter, Nikki (Gabe) Garcia and two great-granddaughters, Jordyn and Londyn Garcia. A celebration of Rogers life will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, beginning at 3 pm at 1044 Sylvia Lane, Tampa. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services.
FUENTES, David Jr. V. was born Nov. 12, 1978 in Tampa, and was a life-long resident. He died Sept. 27, 2014, due to natural causes. He is a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend; who loved his family, friends and music. David is survived by his parents, David & Marina Fuentes and Nelson & Denise Seal; siblings, Roxanne Andujar, Jason Seal, Natacha Calvo, Erica Blankenship, and Richard Fuentes; his grandmothers, Sira Chapdelaine and Emma Keezer; grandparents, Henry and Alma Seal; as well as multiple aunts, uncles; cousins; a sister-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law; 7 nephews and 3 nieces. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1997, and from Erwin Tech in 1999. He worked for the past 9 years at Wingfoot, a division of Goodyear. David was a member of New Beginnings Christian Church. Memorial Services will be held Oct. 4, at 2 pm. at New Beginnings Christian Church, 4100 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa, FL 33611. Following the memorial service, a reception will be held in the churchs family life center. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lake Aurora Christian Camp, via New Beginnings Christian Church. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home Town & Country (813)887-4991
WHIPPLE, Grace Scott E. Funeral service for Grace E. Scott Whipple, who pas-sed away on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 pm, at Holsey Temple C.M.E. Church, 3729 N. 15th Street, Tampa, Florida, Rev. Anita Williams, Pastor with Rev. Joe Johnson, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Whipple is survived by three children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; three sisters; aunt and many other family and friends who loved her. She was born on Feb. 18, 1927 in Owenton, KY, to the parentage of Levi and Alice Scott. She was a resident of Tampa since the 1950s. Grace loved God, her family and shopping. Her smile and her heart of gold were some of Graces greatest attributes. She could make you feel loved with an, I love you baby, and a smile. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her. There will be a viewing on Friday, Oct. 3, from 59 pm, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa. Friends are asked to assemble at the church on Saturday at approximately 1:45 pm, for the service. A Wilson Service www.wilson-funeralhome.com
HARVEY, Deloris Home going celebration for Mother Deloris Harvey of Tampa who departed this life Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 pm, at 34th Street Church of God, 3000 N. 34th Street, Tampa, where Pastor Thomas Scott is Senior Pastor with Pastor William Coleman of Outreach Church of Jesus, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mother Harvey was born May 27, 1939 in Meigs, GA, to the late Willie and Lucille Simpson. She grew up in Albany, GA. where she attended Dougherty County Schools. She began her career in nutrition at the age of 15 in Albany, GA. and relocated to Tampa, in 1967 where she continued working in the field of nutrition. Mother Harvey came to Christ in 1974 at the House of Prayer and continued steadfast in the Apostle Doctrine under Bishop Barb of the 21 Street Church of God. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Willie and Lucille Simpson and her sisters Juanita Banks and Geneva Simpson. Mother Harvey leaves to cherish precious memories of her with six children, Elvis Simpson and wife Ethel, Joyce Simpson, Deborah Lewis, Danny Harvey, Gwendolyn Harvey, and Albert Harvey; 19 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; four siblings, Joyce Casley, Doris Cheeks, Barbara Simpson, and Robert Simpson and a host of other relatives and friends. There will be a viewing on Friday, Oct. 3, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street Tampa, from 59 pm. Friends are asked to assemble at the church at approximately 1:45 pm, Saturday for the service. A Wilson Service www.wilson-funeralhome.com
MANGUM, Angelia Ella Funeral service for Angelia Ella Mangum, who was suddenly taken from us on Sept. 18, 2014 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 11 am, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, with Rev. W. D. Sims, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. She leaves to cherish fond memories of her with parents, Evelyn and Michael Mangum; sisters, Malkia Mangum and Nekaybaw Mangum; brothers, Malik Mangum and Ishmael Mangum; grandmother, Ella Mangum Peacock; aunts, Anita (Glenn) Williams and Janice Fleet; uncle, Darrick Mangum; cousins, Jasmine Fleet, Janelle Fleet, Kiera Dudley, Taylor Williams and Kavon Dudley; special family friends, Phyllis Dorsey, Sabrina Engram, Ronnieshia Hicks, Trenichia and LaShonda Engram, the Eckerd Community Alternatives and other sorrowing relatives and friends. Angelia was born on March 18, 1995 in Decatur, GA, to the parentage of Evelyn and Michael Mangum. She attended End Time Ministries under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Delossa Harris. She was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County. Angelia was a well-rounded young lady that was loved by her family and friends. Viewing on Friday, Oct. 3, at Wilson Funeral Home from 5-9 pm, Friends are asked to assemble at the chapel on Saturday at approximately 10:45 am, for the service. A Wilson Service www.wilson-funeralhome.com
KING, Sharon Bonita Homegoing Memorial Celebration for Mrs. Sharon Bonita Walker King, who passed away Sept. 24, 2014, will be held Saturday, Oct. 4th, 11:00 a.m., at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Brother Donnie Whitfield, officiating. Sharon traveled a lot with her husband who was in the military to, Cannon AFB, New Mexico, McGuire AFB, New Jersey, Hickam AFB, Hawaii and MacDill AFB, Tampa. She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother James Milton and Dorothy Walker, One Brother Carlton Walker, Father and Mother-in-law James E. King Sr. and Lucille King; brothers-in-laws James E. King Jr., and Richard Walker, Aunt Alverta; cousin Marion, She leaves to mourn her husband, James E. King Jr., 4 devoted sons, James E. King III (Alisia), Daron L. King (Annette), Darnell A. King and Reginald Coonce (godson); grandchildren, LaKeisha, Javone, Jawuan, DeShaun, Alaynnah, Tyler, Kamerym King, and Aiyana Taylor; great grandchildren, Tyre Mitchell Jr. and Marlysia King; brothers-in-laws, John R. Blackwell Sr. (Joyce), and Ronald J. King (Betty); sisters-in-law, Shelia C. Downey (Donnie), Bernadette M. Nash (Kevin), Jacqueline L. Williams, Deborah R. Whitfield and Mahani Walker; Aunts; Laura K Troxler, Emily K Sheppard (Freddy), Diane K Spencer (Walter), uncles; James Murray Jr (Annie), Leonard, Earl Nathaniel (Shirley), William (Karen), Jessie (Valerie), Kelsie (Tobey) King, cousins: Beatrice Golder, Jerome Golder, Betty Askew Annie Matthew, Darlene Brown, and a host of other relatives; The King family has come together in love one more time. special friends of the family, Rick Butler and family, Cynthia Mctier and family, Patricia Taylor and family, Marva Lewis and family Alicia Scott and family, Michael White and family, Jimmie Barnes and family, Theresa McCloud and family, Henry McCloud and family, George Harding and family, Joe Powers and family, Frances Reynolds and family and host of other sorrowing friends. The family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel for the service on Saturday.
MCCALOP, Ricardo Smith D., Homegoing celebration for Ricardo who passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 will be held Saturday, Oct. 4th at 11 am at Designers Way Christian Church, 3910 U.S Hwy. 301, Pastor Ron Simmons, officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Preceded in death by father, Ernest Smith, Sr.; brother, Ernest Smith, Jr.; grandmother, Elmira Blount and nephew, Phillip Daniels. Survivors: wife, Rosie McCalop; children, Ricardo McCalop, Jr. Quin, Nekero McCalop, Ashawntay McCalop Smith, Rikhia McCalop Smith, Quinita Williams, Latasha Williams, Kendrick Tarlton and Tavier Tarlton; 17 grands; brothers, Gerald Gaynor, Sr. (Cynthia), Wallace Hall, Rowland Gaynor (Francine), Robert Lee Gaynor, Jr (India), Lawrence Hamilton, Ronnie Lee (Suzette), Willie Nixon and Wayne Roberts; sisters, Maryland Jackson, Joyce McCalop McNair, Melinda Gaynor, Margo Roberts and Montique West-Harns (Kelsey); nieces, Shelanda Moore (Carl), Jarinda Gaynor, Ciara Pedro, Bethany Black, Janinka Grace (Roger), Janae Smith and Janelle Smith; nephews, Gerald Gaynor (Kristian), Jeremy Gaynor (Syreeta), Delmar Hicks, Lewis Jackson, Ashley Lise, Reginald Lise, Ernest Smith III and Kezmond Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home, Friday Oct. 3rd from 5-8 pm. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.
FOSTER, MSgt. Robert Lester (Ret.) 82, of Brandon, passed away Sept. 29, 2014. Robert was born in Carbon Hill, AL, to Robert and Ida Foster. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country proudly for 26 years. Robert married the love of his life, Mariko Sakamoto, in Nagoya, Japan. He is survived by his wife of 58 years; three daughters, Shirley Taylor (Bruce), Mary Taylor, and Brenda Bebe Daly (Patrick); and four grandchildren, Morgan and Ashton Taylor, Brody Ziegler, and Jade Daly. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Chambliss and Margaret MacDonald and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services with military honors will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at 4 pm, at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Rd, Riverview, with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at the Sarasota National Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations in his memory to the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, or the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Roll Tide! Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory 6919 Providence Road Riverview, FL 33578 (813)677-9494
DAREUS, Mareus 55, passed away Sept. 20, 2014. Service of Celebration, Saturday 11 am Bradenton Gospel Tabernacle, 1218 7th Ave. East. Online guestbook www.zionhillmortuary.com
LANDRY, Ann 60, of Port Richey, died Sept. 28, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Joe; children, Dennis and Joseph; 3 grands; family & friends. Eternal Cremations
HISCOCK, Jason T. 29, of Zephyrhills, died on Sept. 22, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 11 am, on Monday, Sept. 29, at Whitfield Funeral Home.
HAIGHT, Michael age 59, of Port Richey, died on Sept. 29, 2014. Survived by his brother, Robert (Cindy); and sister, Mary Lee Miller (David). Morganfuneralhome.com
CRUZ, Donna J. 78, of Zephyrhills, died Sept. 28, 2014. Survived by husband Victor; children Jim III & Scott; stepchildren Laura & Edward; brother William; grands; greats. NCBS, Hudson.
COURTS, Roger 86, died Sept. 25, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Alberta; children, Anita Marlene Wilson and Michael Courts. Whitfield Funeral Home.
ANDERSON, Reino 95, Holiday, died Sept. 17, 2014. A native of Brooklyn, NY, retiring as a dispatcher for New York City Transit Authority. No survivors. Dobies FH/Holiday
LAROCCA, Thomas 62, died Sept. 16, 2014. Survived by his loving family. Service Oct. 4 at 5pm at Prevatt. Burial at Florida National www.prevattfuneralhome.com
LASK, Rosalind 86, of Port Richey, died Sept. 23, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband, Arthur. www.prevattfuneralhome.com
BOCHICCHIO, Vincent 84, died Sept. 23, 2013. Survived by his loving family. Gathering Saturday, Oct. 18 at Prevatt. Service at 3. www.prevattfuneralhome.com
PRATT, Regina 94, died Sept. 24, 2014. Survived by sons, Keith, Anthony; daughter, Jeanne; brothers, Louis, Albert; three grands; one great-grand. www.prevattfuneralhome.com
SCHWEIBINZ, Mary 73, of Port Richey, died Oct. 1, 2014. She is survived by husband, Paul; sons Paul and David; 2 grandsons; and 1 great-granddaughter. Faupel Funeral Home.
FRASSA, Conrad N. 84, passed away Sept. 29, 2014. Conrad is survived by his loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home (813)996-6610
NELSON, Ingrid 82, of Port Richey, died Oct. 1, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Eugene and daughter, Linda. Faupel Funeral Home.
MKE, Mary S. 93, of Zephyrhills, died Sept. 27, 2014. She is survived by her children, Mary LaPointe, Joseph Mike and many grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home
ARCHER, Earl Junior 66, passed away Sept. 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; daughters, Shelby and Jennifer. Neptune Society
WADSWORTH, Stan died Sept. 13, 2014, in Scottsdale, AZ, at home with his family after complications from a stroke. He was 79. Stan lived his early life in Joliet, IL, where he graduated from Joliet Township High School with the class of 1953. He earned a bachelors in business from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1957, and then proudly served as a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the United States Navy until 1961. He served on the USS Corry DDR-817. After the Navy, Stan joined the Wadsworth Golf Construction Company, founded by his brother, Brent. The two enjoyed working together, which showed in their many successes, such as Innisbrook Resort and Conference Center in Tarpon Springs. The family moved from Florida to Durango, CO, in 1973, where Stan helped build and operate Tamarron Resort. He loved being part of Innisbrook and Tamarron and was always delighted by the beauty of the land. He often expressed his great fortune to work with so many fine people who felt the same way. He retired in 1997 and moved to Scottsdale in 2008. Stan is survived by Mary, his wife of 52 years; daughter, Holly; son, Hal; sister, Betty; brother, Brent (wife Jean); seven nieces and nephews and their children. We know his family, friends and former colleagues will celebrate his strength, warmth, kindness, compassion and gracious sense of humor, says Mary. We miss him. Stans son, Hal, remembers his dad warning him, Never eat more than your head weighs, while he instructed his daughter, Holly, Never eat anything that looks like a tree, a reference to his dislike for broccoli and cauliflower. Stan was a huge sports fan, loyally following the Chicago Cubs, Bulls and Bears every season. He also enjoyed cooking and trying new restaurants. One of his favorite dishes was pulled pork. He and Mary bred and raised horses for 35 years, embracing the Colorado lifestyle they loved. The family held a private service at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary.
WOLLETT, Margaret Caroline age 95, passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 28, 2014. She was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Dallas, OR, to Helge and Emma Erickson Lindahl, and was proud of her Swedish heritage. Upon graduation from Oregon College of Education, she became an elementary school teacher. During WWII, she met Charles Jacob (C.J.) Wollett Jr. of Fairfax, OK, while he was serving as an officer in the Army Air Corps. They were married on June 27, 1943. The couple moved to Miami after the war, and after an interim transfer to Tennessee, they settled in Clearwater in 1961. She was an active leader in the womens group at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church and served as President of the Ladies of Kiwanis Club of Clearwater. Her principal focus in life was raising a family in which she instilled the importance of faith, education, service, family, life-long friendships and perseverance. She embodied these virtues throughout her life, particularly as she suffered a stroke and battled cancer. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, C.J.; brothers, George and Ralph Lindahl; and sister, Eveyln Lindahl Steelhammer. Margaret is survived by her three children, Jody Kane (Shamus) of Lakeland, Fredric C. Wollett, M.D. (Nancy) of Ocala, Franklyn J. Wollett, J.D. (Tricia) of Dunedin; grandchildren, Kristen Kane (Matthew Onek) and Leslie Kane Bazos (Nicholas) of New York, NY, Christopher Wollett of Charleston, SC, Kimberly Wollett Giovannelli, M.D. (Matthew) of Ocala, Benjamin Wollett of Ocala, Justin Wollett (Kristin) of Odessa, and Aubrey Wollett of Nashville, TN; and great-grandchildren, Caroline and James Onek, and George and Theodore Bazos. A private graveside service will be held for the family at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. To express your condolences please visit the website at www.sylvanabbey.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home - Clearwater, FL 33759 / Sylvanabbey.com
RUBENS, Lori 53, Palm Harbor, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. An online family guestbook may be accessed at Sylvanabbey.com.
PELO, Stephen of Palm Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sept. 28, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on Feb. 5, 1962 and moved to Florida in 1978 from Highland Mills, NY. Stephen was a Pinellas Park firefighter/ paramedic for 25 years until retirement. Stephen was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed watching NASCAR. In his spare time, he enjoyed racing at Sunshine Speedway, going shooting at the range, and spending time with family, friends, and his grandbaby, Makenna. Stephen is predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Mildred Pelo and brother, Vincent. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Teresa Pelo; son, Zachary; daughter, Brittany (Claudio); brother, Salvatore; sister, Judith Ann Harden and granddaughter, Makenna. A service will be held Friday, Oct. 3 at 11 am at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 1320 Main Street, Dunedin. For online condolences, please visit: www.mossfeasterdunedin.com.
OPENCHOWSKI, Edward 94, of Dunedin, died Sept. 30, 2014. Survived by son, Mark (Linda); and 7 grands. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Helen; and son Wayne. www.curlewhills.com
ANTRIM, Everett Lee 76, NPR, died Sep. 25, 2014. Visit Oct. 3, 11-1pm North Meadowlawn, 4224 Madison St. Service, 1 pm, burial at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens. www.northmeadowlawnfuneral.com 849-9281
BENZ, Orrin Ferdinand 82, of Dunedin passed away on Sept. 29, 2014. He is survived by his wife Sheila; daughter Amy; and son Michael. Neptune Society.
GIBSON, Edward Lane Jr. 81, of Safety Harbor, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at Suncoast Hospice. Born in Atlanta, GA to Edward and Lucille Gibson, Ed served in the Navy during the Korean war and married Barbara Ann Teston in 1955.Affectionately known by loved ones as Buddy or Bud, he was passionate about life. He never met a stranger, and enjoyed socializing with family and friends. Like his father he loved to paint and play golf any chance he got. Ed was extremely loving and proud of his girls, wife Barbara; daughter Elizabeth (Robert); and granddaughter Jessica. He is also survived by his sister, Phyllis Gibson of Orlando. He is predeceased by a brother, William Gibson, and sister, Lucille Bragg. A Celebration of Life will be held at the home of his daughter.
OLSON, Rose Nemenz 101, passed away on Thursday Sept. 25, 2014. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Harry W.P. Olson; and three brothers, Andrew Nemenz Jr., Albert W. Nemenz Sr. and Henry S. Nemenz Sr. Beloved mother of Rosemarie (Thomas) Dautenhahn (Lima, OH), Harriett Olson (Loveland, OH) and Philip (Ann) Olson (Lanham, MD). Beloved grandmother of 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren with 1 on the way. Beloved sister of Katherine Nemenz Steck (Jackson, MI) and Elizabeth Nemenz Horvath (Sewickley, PA). Mrs. Olson was born Jan. 14, 1913, in Pittsburgh, PA, to Rose and Andrew Nemenz Sr. During her lifetime in Pittsburgh, she raised her family in Wilkinsburg and volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother. At age 40, she studied and became a Licensed Practical Nurse, which she practiced as an office nurse until her retirement. She was gifted in art and studied ceramics, oil painting and china painting. In 1977, she and her husband relocated to St. Petersburg. While in Florida, she perfected her china painting under a wonderful teacher and fulfilled her love of music and dancing by dancing daily at the Gazebo in Gulfport. In her 90s, she traveled with her daughter and lived in cities she enjoyed: New York City (Battery Park City) and Washington, DC. She will be missed by her family for her love of life, great commitment to family and her absolute joy in music and dance. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends welcome at 2630 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15216 on Saturday, Oct. 4. Viewing: 11am1 pm, Service 12 pm, Burial: 2:30-3:30 pm, at Birmingham Cemetery, 2511 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45242 or to: Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, 2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Please view or add tributes at: www.beinhauer.com.
MORRIS, Vilma C. 84, St. Petersburg, passed away on Sept. 12, 2014. Survived by family and friends; Funeral service Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 am - Bethel Community Baptist Church. Visitation, Friday, Oct 3, 4-7pm, wake 6pm at Smith Funeral Home/894-2266. Share your condolences at www.smithfhinc.com.
BROWN, KriZiyah 1, passed away Sept. 25, 2014. She is the daughter of Dyshelle Peak & Kristan Brown. Viewing Friday, Oct. 3, 5-6pm, Wake 6-7pm. Funeral Service is Saturday, 12pm. Both to be held at New Hope M.B.C. Dallas and Davis Funeral Services - 5730 15th Ave South, 727-345-4444
BENNETT, Shayla T. 34, of St. Petersburg, went to be home with the Lord on Sept. 21, 2014. Viewing/Visitation Friday, Oct. 3, 6-8pm; Funeral Saturday, 10am. Both to be held at Mt. Pilgrim M.B. Church. Dallas and Davis Funeral Services - 5730 15th Ave South, 727-345-4444
MILLER, Lillian 90, of St. Petersburg, died Sept. 26, 2014, at Masonic Home of Florida. She is survived by a loving family. For complete obit & ceremony info, www.andersonmcqueen.com.
WALTMAN, Mary J. 63, of South Pasadena died on Sept. 29, 2014. She will be missed by her daughter, Autumn; grandson, Tyler; sister, Tracy; brother, Tom; and her extended family. ALifeTribute
JASLOWITZ, Carl 66, of Largo, passed away on Oct. 1, 2014 at Largo Health and Rehab. There are no known survivors. Alife Tribute Largo 559-7793
GRIEPKE, Dorothy M. age 85, of Seminole, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Arrangements and obituary online at: www.serenityfuneralhomelargo.com.
McGEE, Willie J. Jamie 37, of St. Petersburg, passed Sept. 29, 2014. Funeral Oct. 4, at 11 am, at Shiloh M. B. C Visitation Friday, Oct. 3, from 1-7pm, at Carnegie-Dallas Funeral Service, (727)330-7661.
SMITH, Marilyn English 90, of St. Petersburg, entered into rest Sept. 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Smith; first husband, James H. English Jr.; and sister, Shirley Frances McGahee. Marilyn is survived by her sons, James H. English (Gail), Gary H. English (Connie); daughter, Gail Yates (Carroll); brother, A. Harman Jones; grandchildren, Jimmy English (Heather), Kristen Laughinghouse (Jon), Sean Yates, Marla Katarelos (Nick), Traci English, Erin Alpha Basinger, Elizabeth Edwards (Aaron); 11 great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Suncoast Hospice in her memory. Marilyn will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but will live on in their hearts and memories. Condolences may be offered at www.hillsboromemorial.com.
FRAZIER, Joe Lee 58, of St. Petersburg died on Sept. 26, 2014. Survived by 4 brothers; 4 sisters; nieces and nephews. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. 727-517-2340
GWYTHER, Bruce M. 68, of Gulfport died Sept. 28, 2014. He is survived by daughter, Brittany Gwyther; and 2 sisters. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo 727-517-2340
KEANE, Theresa C. 84, passed away on Oct. 1, 2014. She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Keane Ostwalt and Mary Keane Reese, three sons, Kevin Francis Keane, James Paul Keane, and Brian Joseph Keane; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (Our Ladys Chapel) Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9:30am to Mass time at 10:30am. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Suncoast Hospice. Online memorial and guestbook at www.brettfuneralhome.net
HENDERSON, Flora age 88, of St. Petersburg, pa-ssed away on Sept. 29, 2014. She is survived by 3 sons; 4 daughters; sister; other relatives and friends, Funeral service Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 pm, New Pleasant Grove M. B. Church. Visitation Friday, Oct. 3, 4-7 pm, at Smith Funeral Home/894-2266. Share condolences www.smithfhinc.com.
GAMBLE, Marvin 53, of St. Petersburg, passed on Sept. 23, 2014 at home. Visitation/viewing, Friday, Oct. 3, 6-8pm at Bethel Metropolitan MB Church. Funeral, Saturday at 2pm at Emmanuel Christian Fellowship. Dallas and Davis Funeral Services - 5730 15th Ave S, Gulfport, 727-345-4444
FLOWERS, Cheryl 48, St. Petersburg, passed away on Sept. 27, 2014. She was a 1983 graduate of Boca Ciega High School and member of St. John M.B. Church. Survivors include her daughter, Jasmine Flowers; mother, Earlene Jones; brother, Anthony Jones; sister, Valerie Bogar (Willie); other relatives and friends; Funeral service Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 am, Pinellas Community Church. Visitation Friday, Oct 3, 4-8:30PM, wake 7:30PM at Smith Funeral Home/894-2266. Share condolences at: www.smithfhinc.com