ABRAHAM, Edwin D. Sr. 85, Port Richey, passed away Saturday Oct. 4, 2014. Memorial service will be 2 pm Oct. 8, at Grace Memorial FH. www.gracememorialhudson.com
BRASIER, James Philip 63, died Sept. 26, 2014. Predeceased by his infant son, Joseph; and parents, Joseph Philip and Kathleen Rose Brasier. Survived by his son, Richard; and his daughter, Courtney; siblings, John Brasier, Mary Campazano (Gus) and Mickie McKenna. He will be dearly missed by his loving extended family and friends.
CLAPP, Jack C. 85, Port Richey, died Oct. 3, 2014. Survived by his beloved wife, Anne Kathleen; children, West, Cindy, Sara Catherine; 5 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren. NCS, Hudson
CLEAVELAND, Bonnie S. age 71, of Inverness, died on Oct. 3, 2014, at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto. Private arrangements are by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness.
COLIN, Janet M. 78, of Hudson, died Oct. 4, 2014. Preceded by husband, Edward. Survived by daughter, Lorraine Davis (Chuck); brother, John Roy French (Bessie); 2 grands. NCS-Hudson
COTTON, Delmer Murray, 93, of Brandon, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 4, 2014. He was preceded in de-ath by his first wife, Elsie; and a son, Delmer Dickey Cotton. He is survived by his second wife of 27 years, Lorine; daughter, Martha Wel-ch (Reggie); many grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; and loving family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 10 am, at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S., Plant City. Interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove A/G Building Fund, P.O. Box 278, Durant, FL 33530. Expressions of condolence at: www.HopewellFuneral.com.
CROUCH, Quit 59, Spring Hill, died Sept. 24, 2014. She moved to the states in 1975 from Vietnam. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Charlie. Pinecrestfuneralchapel.com
DAVIS, Robert S. age 50, of Hernando, died on Oct. 4, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Private arrangements are by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness.
DEL PRETE, Anthony V. 80, of Seminole, passed away on Oct. 4, 2014. Survived by companion, Connie Concetta Giglio; 3 children; 7 grands; and his brother and sister. MemorialParkFuneralHome.com
DEST, Ralph 86, died Oct. 1, 2014. Services will be held 9:30 am Monday, Oct. 6, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Whitfield Funeral Home
DUVAL, Dorothy L. 86, of New Port Richey passed away on Oct. 4, 2014. She is survived by her son, Allen (Jean); 4 grandchildren, Christian Duval (Leah), Debbie Kozlowski (Joe), Kimberly Morrow, Melissa Peretin (Jeff); and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore (Ted) and her son, Mark. At the age of 44, after empty nest Dorothy went to college and got her degree in nursing and developed a 20 year career as a psychiatric nurse at Mayview State Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. After retiring to Florida Dorothy and Ted began their retired years together country western and ballroom dancing. Dorothy loved to travel and entertain their many friends over the years. She also was a volunteer with the Elfers Senior Care Center and also enjoy playing cards and was an avid rummy cube player. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made the Florida Gulf Coast chapter of Alzheimer Association, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709, Clearwater, FL 37762. The family will receive friends at the Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10 am to 12 noon where funeral services will begin at 12 noon. Entombment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
FERRIERO, Patricia Ruth (Connolly) Pat, age 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Merritt Island, surrounded by family. She was born July 24, 1930, in Beverly, MA, to Ruth (OBrien) Connolly and James Connolly. One of four children, she was survived by her brother, Brian Connolly; and predeceased by sisters, Barbara (Connolly) Lohnes and Katherine Kitty (Connolly) Citroni. She married her soul mate Louis Louie Ferriero on Aug. 30, 1948. They continued to live in Beverly where they had ten children, Jimmy, Janie Velluto-Huber, Karen Fitzgerald, Bruce, Stevie, Patti Distasio, Terri Eldridge, Louie, Joey, and John Ferriero. They later moved to Hampstead, NH, and in 1980, to Florida. Pat had a love and talent for quilting and sewing, but her truest passion was for her family. She was known for her big heart, nurturing ways, and a smile that could light any room. Pat was absolutely adored by her 17 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. She was loved and will be truly missed by all who knew her. A Memorial Mass will be held for Pat Wednesday, Oct. 8, 10 am, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 1940 N. Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island, FL 32953. In lieu of flowers, the family would like any donations to be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 4450 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. Suite 250, Melbourne, FL 32934. Condolences may be shared at: www.wyliebaxleymerrittisland.com.
FOSTER, Bruce age 61, of Brooksville, died on Oct. 2, 2014. Survived by family and nephew, Dean; and caregiver, Sandy. Coastal Cremations & Funeral Care (727)645-6975
GUTIERREZ, Francisco 37, passed away Sept. 24, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memories loving family & friends. Visitation TODAY, 1-5 pm in The Chapel of Zion Hill Mortuary. www.zionhillmortuary.com
HARMON, Margaret Katherine passed away peacefully Oct. 4, 2014 in Largo. She was born in Johnson County, MO Feb. 4, 1923. he was preceded in death by her parents, Edward H. Handly Jr. and Kate Young Handly and sister, Ann Handly Bechold Marr and brother, Lynn Y. Handly of Warrensbug, MO. Margaret was married to C. Adrian Harmon for 73 years residing in Warrensburg and The Lake of the Ozarks, until retiring to Florida in 1997. She was a 65 year member of the First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg, 50 year member PEO Chapter KD, 57 year member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Past State President of Federated Womens Club, and volunteered for many community organizations. She is survived by her husband; sons, Lynn A. Harmon, Tommy D. Harmon; daughter, Deborah Harmon Rankin; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Oct. 11 at First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg, MO. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Suncoast Hospice.
JENKINS, Linwood Earl Home going service for Mr. Linwood Earl Jenkins who passed away Sept. 28, 2014 will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 11 am, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, with a local pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell with military honors. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Jenkins; mother, Maybell Dixon; daughter, Laticesa Cobb; brother, Ray Jenkins; sisters, Eula Jenkins & Grace Chapman; his granddaughter, Tyeisha Broxton. Survived by his daughter, Brenda Broxton (John); sons, Lamar Jenkins (Maria), and Robert Jenkins (Pecola); a host of grands and great-grands; 4 brothers, Charlie Jenkins Jr. (Helen), Elijah Jenkins (Ruth), William Jenkins (Sandra), and Chuck Jenkins (Mary); 3 sisters, Mary Maye, Teresa Cox, and Mary Gill (Wilbert); nieces; nephews; 1 special friend, Rosalind Rogers; his caregivers, David and Lourdes Moyers of DML Home Care of Tampa; and other sorrowing relatives and friends. Educated through the public school system in Greensville, NC, after graduating high school. He enrolled in the U.S. Army where he served and protected his country and fought in the Vietnam War and was honorable discharged after 6 years of service. There will be a viewing on Oct. 8, from 1011 am, at Wilson Funeral Home, 1 hour prior to the service. Friends are asked to assemble at the chapel at approximately 10:45 am for the service. A Wilson Service www.wilson-funeralhome.com
KAROLY, Theresa 74, St. Petersburg, died Oct. 5, 2014. Survived by 3 children; brother; 2 grands; 2 great-grands. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services 727-517-2340
LAZO, Sandra Diane of Tampa passed away Oct. 3, 2014. She is survived by her mother, Opal Nana Johnson; her life partner, Juan Saldana; daughter, Ronda Saldana (Nestor); 3 grandchildren, Cody and Megan Lonergan and Jessica Saldana; sister, Freddie Fulton (Frank); nieces and nephews, Michael Alfieri (Virdie), Michelle Bestor (Mark), Brian Fulton (Becca); great-nephew, Giancarlo Alfieri; great-niece, Tesa Fulton; and cousins, Susan Stewart and Barbara Pritcher. Sandra attended St. Paul Catholic Church and was a member of Spirit of Cigar City Krewe. She also loved collecting angels and playing at the Hard Rock Casino. Sandra loved helping others and would always take the time to point people in the right direction and would do so with a smile. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 2 pm, 3207 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, 33618 with a visitation one hour prior. Entombment will immediately follow at Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society in Sandras memory. Online condolences can be expressed at: www.blountcurrycarrollwood.com
LEVITT, Michael Lawrence 47, of Safety Harbor, died Oct. 4, 2014. Services 11 am today, Calvary Cemetery. Guestbook: davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 830 N. Belcher Rd. 727-446-2222
LITZ, Lawrence 92, died Oct. 4. 2014. Survived by wife, Evelyne; daughters, Barbara, Heidi, Michelle, Lisa; spouses, Ken, Guy, Michael, Cos; 4 grands; 7 greats. www.curlewhills.com
MATTHEWS, Tyler H. age 28, Homosassa, died on Oct. 4, 2014. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.
McDERMOTT, Glenna B. 84, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 4, 2014. Survived by 3 daughters, Vina, Bonnie, & Rhonda; 8 grandchildren; & 9 great-grandchildren. Visit: brewerfuneral.com 352-596-4991
MCGUIRE, Carl E. 68, died Oct. 3, 2014. He is survived by his daughters, Tara, Casey, Joyce; brother, Michael; sister, Vivian; 5 grandchildren www.prevattfuneralhome.com
MICILLO, Marie Rose Born on Dec. 12, 1927 in New York City, passed away Oct. 5, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Saverio (Sal); her parents, Anthony (TD) and Linda Ciampa De Palo; her brother, Thomas; and sister, Catherine (Katie). She leaves behind her loving children, Theresa (Contardo), Linda (Gerena), Maria (Podell) and Patricia Ann (Frank) Piro. Marie had 10 grandchildren, 8 boys and 2 girls; and 1 great- grandson, Michael Contardo. After raising her four daughters, she entered college and realized her lifelong dream of becoming a registered nurse. She worked in a hospital setting for some years and then became the first RN to work for the NYC Dept. of Education with severely handicapped children. This was her true calling as she was a very nurturing and compassionate person. She loved to cook, sing, solve word puzzles and, most of all, spend time with her family. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon, where services will begin at 7 pm. Burial will be in the Resurrection Cemetery in Staten Island, NY. (727)942-0515 dobiesfuneralhome.com
MOREE, Blanca loving sister, aunt, and friend, also known as Blanca Marrero and/or Titi Blanca, was received into the Lords care Sept. 27, 2014 after a brief hospitalization. Born Feb. 25, 1918 in Utuado, Puerto Rico to the late Gregorio Marrero and Chenda Quinones, she was one of fourteen children. She is survived by her brother, William Marrero, of Puerto Rico, along with many, many loving nieces and nephews. After living and working in New York City for over 40 years, she moved to Tampa to enjoy her retirement with her younger sister, Haydee Nin, who predeceased her last October. She had a passion for the opera and traveling the world. In Tampa, she enjoyed the warm weather, playing bingo, and trying her luck at the casino. Titi Blanca was a fervent fan of the New York Yankees and Tampa Rays. She was a resident of the University Village for the past 10 1/2 months. A ceremony celebrating her life was offered Sept. 28, 2014 and her ashes will be taken to Puerto Rico for internment in the near future. Memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to St. Joseph Hospital, 3303 W Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607 and/or the Melech Hospice House, 11125 N 52nd St., Temple Terrace, FL 33617. A special thank you to the St. Johns Hospital and the Melech Hospice House for her excellent care and the endless help and support given to us. Also, to Ms. Mary Marrero, sister-in-law, of Tampa, who was always there for Titi Blanca.
MORRIS, Rivian R. 95, formerly of Clearwater died Oct. 5, 2014. Private services planned. Guestbook at davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes 830 N. Belcher Rd. 727-446-2222
ONIEAL, George A. age 89, of Seminole, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 4, 2014, surrounded by his daughter, Peg; two sons, Brian and George; and two daughters-in-law, Jan and Annamarie. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he graduated from Lincoln High School and was drafted into the Army in 1943. He landed in the Normandy Invasion in June, 1944 and fought across France with the 4th Armored Division and the 87th Infantry, into Belgium in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, and then into Germany until the war ended in 1945. He was decorated and honorably discharged from the Army, returning home to join the Jersey City Fire Department in 1950. He served for 28 years in the busiest hook-and-ladder companies in the city, and received several commendations for bravery. He retired in 1978 and moved to Seminole, working several years with the Bic Pen Company. He was extremely proud of his Army and Jersey City Fire Department service. He was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite (Lennon) in 1995; father, Martin in 1958; mother, Frances (Long) in 1971; his brothers, Eugene in 1999 and John in 1991. He is survived by his sister, Saxon; and brother, Martin; and 8 children, Denis, (Ret. JCFD) (Janice), Peg Atamian (Robert), Marie-Eileen (Karen), Brian (Ret. JCPD), (Annamaria), Diane Bonelli (Michael), Susan Kweller (Al); George (Jennifer), and Ellen Little (Wayne). He loved and treasured his precious nine grandchildren, Kathryn McNew (Ron, Fairfax FD), Brian (Ret. JCFD), Ian Atamian (Christina), James (Eileen), William, Michael (NYPD), Jonathan and Anthony Bonelli, and Alex. He was absolutely crazy about his six great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Cassidy McNew, Ethan and Dylan Atamian, and Tyler and Jordyn Bonelli. There was never a better father, father-in-law, grandfather or great-grandfather. George was a charter member of the International Association of Firefighters, Local 1066 (JCFD) and served as an elected officer in that organization and in the New Jersey State IAFF organization as a lobbyist in the New Jersey legislature. He was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, and an avid Tampa Bucs and Rays sports fan. He was a founding member of the Sunday breakfast club for retired firefighters in Pinellas County. There will be a memorial service at Bay Pines Cemetery in Seminole Oct. 21, 10:45 am, and he will be interred with full military honors with his wife Marguerite in the Bay Pines Veterans Cemetery.
PONGO, James 63 passed away on Oct.2 after a long illness. A memorial Mass will be held in the chapel St. Jeromes Catholic Church 10895 Hamlin Blvd. Largo on Wednesday Oct. 8 at 10 am.
SANCHEZ, Julia 86, Spring Hill, died Oct. 3, 2014. Survived by her loving family. Service, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10 am on Mariner Blvd. Pinecrest Funeral 352-684-0001
SANTIAGO, John 83, passed away Oct. 2, 2014. Survived by sisters Marilyn Coley, Lucinda Mami, Mildred Tomas and Sandra Loska. Faupel Funeral Home
SANTILLI, Clementine 81, died Oct. 4, 2014. She is survived by sons, Danny and Joseph; daughter, Teresa; 13 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren. www.prevattfuneralhome.com
SCHUMACHER, Larry A. age 69, of Lacona, IA, passed away on Oct. 4, 2014 in Plant City. He is survived by his loving family. Condolences may be offered online at: www.wellsmemorial.com.
SIMONS, Carolyn L. 79 of Weeki Wachee died Oct. 5, 2014. Visitation 5-8 pm Oct. 7, with a funeral service 11 am Oct. 8, at Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.
ST. PIERRE, Isabelle 86, of Largo, passed away Oct. 3, 2014. Survived by her loving family and many friends. Florida Direct Cremation and Burial Society (727)525-9219
STELZL, Barbara A. 74, passed away Sept. 28, 2014. Survived by her sister-in-law, Cheryl. Downing Funeral Home
STRAIGHT, Clyde 82, of Clearwater, passed Oct. 4, 2014 at Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Palm Harbor. Clyde was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey. He is survived by his wife, Marie; four daughters, Susan (Rick) Hatfield of Colorado, Shelley (Jeff) Wieger of Colorado, Jennifer York of Maine, and Amy (Shane) Simpson of North Carolina; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. www.mossfeasterdunedin.com
THOMPSON, Amber L. 29, and baby Paisley E. Hudson and her fiance;, Rick Hodson II, passed on Sept. 24, 2014. Loved and missed by mother, Teresa Thompson; brother, Wesley Thompson; grandparents and a huge, loving family.
THORPE, Maureen Pruitt Bonnie, age 61, passed away Oct. 3, 2014. She was a retired banquet manager and full time caregiver for children. Survived by her children, Shannon, Lisa, and Mikey; 5 step children; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; as well as her sisters, Norma, Patsy, and Laura; and brothers, Frank, Tim, Bobby, and Chuck. A memorial service will begin at 1 pm, with visitation an hour prior on Sunday, Oct. 12, at Gonzalez Funeral Home. 7209 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614. She will forever live in our hearts. Online Condolences at: www.gonzalezfuneral.com.
UGARTECHE, Grace 74, passed away Oct. 5, 2014. Survived by daughter, Giselle, David; granddaughters, Bianca, Amanda; siblings, Richard, Ida, Carmen; other family and friends. Eternal Cremation
WARNER, Iris N. passed away Oct. 6, 2014. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home (813)996-6610
WEBER, Calvin 81, Inverness, passed away Oct. 5, 2014 at home. Graveside Military Service Friday, Oct. 10, at 2 pm, Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory
WILLIAMS, Maria Antonieta, passed away on Oct. 2, 2014 at age 70. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. Maria, Mimi to many, was born June 22, 1944, in Havana, Cuba. She, along with her family, left Cuba and moved to St. Petersburg, FL in 1961 where she spent most of her life. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Kickliter; second husband, Walter Williams; and parents, Ricardo and Maria Cordon. She is survived by her daughters, Mimi Potter and Lore Kickliter; son-in-law, Bill Potter; her grandchildren, Christopher, Erica, Madeline, and Mackenzie; her brother, Ricardo Cordon; and many other special family members. Mimi was an active member of the Clearview Baptist Church. She enjoyed her job at the Tampa Bay Times, trips to her vacation home in North Carolina, gardening, music, and most of all, spending time with family and friends. A church service will be held at 10 am, on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Clearview Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to Clearview Baptist Church, the American Cancer Association, the American Diabetic Association or a charity of your choice.