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Published Oct. 8, 2014

ARIANO, Joseph P. 69, of Port Richey, died Oct. 6, 2014. Survived by loving wife, Catherine; his children, Richard (Nicole), Michele (Greg); brother, Richard; 4 grands. Dobies FH / Old CR 54

ARMSTRONG, Vera Jean 90, of Largo, died Sept. 18, 2014. Predeceased by husband, George. Survived by sons, David of Tarpon Springs and Jack of Cincinnati, OH. Veterans Funeral Care, Clearwater

BEARD, Delphia J. age 93 of Floral City, passed away Oct. 6, 2014. She was born in Newport, AR and came to Florida in 1951. She was Protestant by faith and enjoyed crafts, gardening and her family. Delphia is survived by her loving children, Billie Dale, Robert Wayne and his wife Pam, William Leroy and his wife Shelly, D. Karin Cropsey and her husband Garrett; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A gathering will be held Friday, Oct. 10 from 12:30-1pm at 280 Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill. Memorial service will follow at 1 in the Brewer Chapel. See full obit at 352-688-4991.

BLACKMON, Almon Hollis 74, of Seffner, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at home. He is survived by his loving family and many friends. Affinity Cremation

BLUE, Frances 81, of Tampa, passed away Oct. 3, 2014 at her home. She was born in Connersville, IN, and moved to Tampa in 1964 coming from Miami. She retired from GTE as a telephone operator. Frances was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star and member of Guardian Angels Auxiliary, and she enjoyed playing the piano. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coleman Blue; son, Steven Bliss; and daughter, Charlene Sweet. Frances is survived by her daughters, Darlene Bliss, Doris Keerezey (Tony), Miriam Bliss, Daphne McClellan (Kelly), Kathryn Macario (Vinnie), Barbara Hubbard (James) and Janice Cochran (James); son, Mike Blue; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson. A memorial service will take place at 7 pm, Monday, Oct. 13, at West Broad Street Baptist Church, 3809 W. Broad St, Tampa, FL 33614, Pastor Russell Lyle will officiate. Further services will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Condolences may be expressed online at: MacDonald Funeral Home Tampa (813)933-4950

BROWN, Toynetta D. of Palm Harbor, passed away Oct. 4, 2014. Survivors include husband; 2 children; parents; 2 sisters; 2 nephews. Youngs F.H. 727-442-2388

CASHDOLLAR, Stanford E. Jr. 73, of Clearwater, passed away Oct. 5, 2014. He is survived by his loving family. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater, FL 33759

CASTRONUOVO, Nicholas Beloved husband, father and friend, dies at 91, Nicholas Castronuovo or Pop affectionately, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Atlanta, GA, two days before his 92nd birthday. Born in Senise, Italy in 1922, Nick came to the United States via New York harbor in 1936. He served in the United States Army in Europe in World War II and returned home to New Jersey to marry Ida Breglia, a childhood friend from Senise, in 1946. They were married for 67 years. Outgoing and sociable, Nick founded his own successful real estate agency, The Skyline Realty Company, in Cliffside Park and later entered into Bergen County politics, ultimately becoming Superintendent of the Bergen County Board of Elections. In 1990, Nick and Ida relocated to St. Petersburg, and later opened two Italian bakeries in the area. Day in and day out, Pop could be found at the counter deep in conversation with friends and strangers alike. But among the various hats he wore and many accomplishments of his life, Pop Pop is best remembered for his incredible wisdom, candid conversation and advice, and gregarious nature. He is survived by his wife, Ida Castronuovo; his three daughters, Dr. Madeline ODea, Frances Martini and Debra Joyce; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was loved by all who knew him. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Atlanta. Contributions may be made in memory of Nicholas Castronuovo to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta by calling (404) 785-4483. Arrangements by H. M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel, 404-851-9900.

CIPER, Jett Louis IN LOVING MEMORY. June 12, 2014 Oct. 4, 2014. Our precious little angel, Jett Louis Ciper, beloved infant son of Louis and Sandra Ciper of New Port Richey, went to be with our Lord on Oct. 4, 2014. Jett laughed and smiled throughout his short life, bringing joy and happiness to everyone he touched. His short life has touched two other infants in need as organ donations have been made. Jet is survived by both of his parents; as well as a big brother and sister, Kohen and Lola. He is also survived by his grandparents, Ralph and Toni Ciper and Larry and Sheri Herberholz all in the New Port Richey area, Shayne White in Spokane, WA. Services will be held at 1 pm, Oct. 9, at Dobies Funeral Home, 8825 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey. The family will accompany Jett to his final resting place at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Garden of Innocence. Reception will follow at the Gulf Harbors Civic Association, 4610 Floramar Terrace in New Port Richey.

CLEMENTS, Catherine Yvonne 77, St. Petersburg, died Oct. 3, 2014. Survived by many friends and will be missed. Services, 11 am, Oct. 15 at Brett Funeral Home. Guestbook at

CLYATT, Ruth Louise Eyman, was born May 7, 1919 in Normal, IL, and died Oct. 3, 2014 in St. Petersburg. She graduated from Florida State College for Women in 1939. She was a member of the FSU Alumni Assn., Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and the DAR. In 1949, she and her husband, William N. Clyatt settled in Orinda, CA, where they reared their three sons and two daughters. They later moved to Mokelumne Hill, CA. They returned to Florida in 1998 and lived at Westminster Shores, in St. Petersburg. Ruth was an avid and accomplished homemaker, gardener and quilter. In 1981, she won the Best of Show Blue Ribbon at the California State Fair in the Home Arts Department for some of her quilting. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and her youngest daughter, Sarah Emily Clyatt. She is survived by her daughter, Anne L.C. Albert; and sons, William S. Clyatt, Robert L. Clyatt, and Thomas J. Clyatt. There will be a memorial service for Ruth on Oct. 14, at 10 am, in the Health Center Chapel (St. Lukes) of Westminster Suncoast, 1095 Pinellas Point Dr. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33705. A reception will immediately follow. Mrs. Clyatts ashes will be interred beside those of her husband in the Eyman family plot in Tallahassees Oakland Cemetery.

COLLINS, Alice 77, New Port Richey, died Oct. 6, 2014. Survivors: stepdaughter, Gail Comfort; nephew, David Cundiff; several friends and neighbors. Dobies FH

DUBENDORFF, Harold Hal 83, Clearwater, died Sept. 23, 2014. Survived by his wife, Dee, and his loving family. Service, 11:30 am, Oct. 11, National Cremation Society. Donations to

DUPONT, Essie May Homegoing service for Mrs. Essie May Dupont of Tampa who passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 am, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3005 E. Ellicott Street, Rev. Dr. T.W. Jenkins, pastor officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Essie was the eldest daughter of the late Essac Long and Iola Sims Long. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and crocheting. She accepted the Lord at an early age and was a member of True Vine M.B. Church, Sarasota, Rev. Harris, pastor before moving to Tampa and joining New Hope M.B. Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clem Hearns; second husband, James Dupont; son, Robert Lee Hearns; daughter, Viola Dupont; son-in-law, Roosevelt Scott; sisters, Refair Long Wilson, Sallie Mae Dickens; and brothers, Joe Lewis, Allen, Leo & Clarence Long. She leaves to cherish her loving memories: daughters, Ethel Marie Hearns Scott and Willie Ann Miller and husband, Thomas; son, Jimmie Leon Dupont (Cynthia Newsome Yopp); a host grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Arleavy Morris, Ollie B. Bell, and Doris Vann and (Grover), Greenwood; brothers, John Long (Barbara), and A.B. Long (Shaffie); special friends, the New Hope M.B. Church family, Grover Yancey, Sarah Mitchell, Betty Blue, Alicia Field; and a host of other relatives and sorrowing friends. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 10, 5-8 pm. The family will receive guest from 6-7 pm. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.

EATON, Carolyn L. 72, passed away Oct. 4, 2014. Loving mother of Matthew Olivo and Nicole Love. Complete obit at R. Lee Williams & Son 49th St. No./727-527-1177

FALCON, John Jr. J.J. 31, of Bradenton, passed Oct. 4, 2014. He is survived by his loving family including his parents; sister; brother; sister-in-law and beloved niece along with many other loved ones including many aunts, uncles and close friends. JJ was an old soul, who was wiser than his years and passed away far too early in his short life. There will be a small family gathering in Tampa Friday Oct. 10, to celebrate JJs life.

FLETCHER, Jay A. 65, of Clearwater, died Sept. 28, 2014 at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. A native of Aurora, IL, and a local resident since 2008; he is survived by his loving family: his son, Jason Fletcher (Sabrina) of Aurora, IL; brothers, John Fletcher Jr. of Clearwater, and Frank Fletcher of Plainfield, IL; a granddaughter, Sofia Fletcher; and his caregiver and companion, Ann Nicodemus of Clearwater.Please make a donation, in lieu of flowers, to the Everybodys Tabernacle, Inc., 1120 North Betty Lane, Clearwater, FL 33755 in the memory of Jay A. Fletcher. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202

FREDERICKS, Allan Sr. 82, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 6, 2014. Survived by son, Allan; daughter, Eileen Fogg; brothers Joseph and Raymond; 5 grands; 3 great-grands.

GROCKE, Esther 94, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 5, 2014. Survived by son, Jeff (Christine); grands, Eric, Mark, Mike and Melissa; and four great-grands.

GUILLERMO, Cardona 79, Inverness, died Oct. 7, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

HARFORD, Ruth H. 89, of Tampa, passed away Oct. 5, 2014. She graduated from Hillsborough High School and attended the University of Tampa. She was an active church and choir member of Seminole Presbyterian Church and First Reformed Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Harford. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie H. Billett (Don); son, Stan Harford; sister, Fran Schoonover; grandchildren, Lauren Kume (Justin), Grant and Stephen Harford; and great-grandson, Mason Kume. A memorial service, to honor Ruths life, will be held 10 am, Saturday, Oct. 11, at First Reformed Church (8283 W Hillsborough Ave) with Pastors Bill Bengtson and Dave Hubbartt officiating. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to First Reformed Church or LifePath Hospice. (813)237-3345

HARRISON, Yvette 57, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 4, 2014. Survived by husband, Eric; children, Felisa, Erica, Ava; 2 grandchildren; a brother and sister. Coastal Cremations 727-645-6975

HAYWARD, Ronald D. 71, passed away the evening of Sept. 30, 2014, from multiple cancers, resulting from agent orange exposure during his honorable Marine Corps service in the jungles of Vietnam. He is survived by his daughter, Jill Hayward; son, Jason Hayward; and three grandchildren, Alysa, Kyle and Austin. The family invites all Rons friends to the Celebration of Life service, to be held at The American Legion Post 273 (600 American Legion Dr., Madeira Beach, FL 33708) on Friday, Oct. 10, from 4-7 pm.

HERBERT, Irene H. 92, died Sept. 5, 2014. She was born and raised on Snead Island, FL. In the early 1940s, she moved to Tampa and worked as the secretary to the Postmaster General at MacDill AFB. Soon thereafter, she met and married her husband, Dick. She then left MacDill and raised her three children. She is predeceased by her husband; daughter, Jill Herbert; two sisters, Madge Cleveland and Naomi Pillsbury; as well as her brother, Charles Hawkins. She is survived by her son, Jack of, Tampa; daughter, Merri, of Georgia; and two grandsons, Richard Herbert and Brian Garcia. She also leaves her two sisters-in-law, Virginia Hawkins and Dell Ingraham. A memorial celebration of Irenes life will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at 2pm at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home 605 S. MacDill Ave Tampa, 33609. Donations in her memory may be made to Suncoast Hospice 5771 Roosevelt Blvd Clearwater, 33760 or to Alzheimers Research.

HICKSON, Louise age 71, passed away at home in Safety Harbor on Sept. 26, 2014. She is survived by her husband, sister, niece and nephew, and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. A memorial service will be held at the Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church, 2817 Sunset Point Rd., Clearwater, on Oct. 15, at 2 pm. To view a complete obituary please go to In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Alzheimers Association in her honor.

HILL, Shirley Mae 79, passed away on Oct. 1, 2014. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, 501 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs.

JENKINS, Ruth 69, passed Oct. 5, 2014. Sur- vived by three daughters, Erica Challis, Kendra Evans, Beverly Barker, 13 grands, six great-grands. See obit 352-688-4991

JENNISON, Myrtle Louisa (Croto), of Sanford, formerly of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Sept. 30, 2014. A celebration of her life well lived will be held at Stowers Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Paul Hoyer on Oct. 11, at 3 pm. Family and friends are invited to attend both the service and graveside burial at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens. Myrtle is survived by her three children; six grandchildren; her nine great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. Originally from Keene, NH, Myrtle served faithfully in her duties as wife, mother, and church secretary. She will be remembered for doing whatever she undertook with strong faith in God and did them well. She now resides with her Lord and Redeemer for all eternity. Please sign the online guestbook at:

KAZMAR, Phillip Sr. died Sept. 6, 2014. Beloved husband; father; grandfather and brother. He served in the Navy & worked for Electronic Parts and Service Specialist for 31 years. Morgan FH

KENDRICK, Addie A. of Holiday, passed away Sept. 10, 2014. Survivors include 2 daughters; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister. Youngs FH. 727-442-2388

KNIGHT, Jack J. Jr. 66, of St. Petersburg passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. He was born in Nashville, GA, was raised in Jacksonville, and came here in 1992 from Panama City, FL. He worked at P.A.R.C. and was a member of Northwest Church of Crist. He was an avid Florida State Football fan. He is survived by his mother, Ann M. Knight of Jacksonville; sister, Marilyn (Bernie) Hewitt of Moultrie, GA; his brothers, Rick (Janice) Knight of Jacksonville Beach, Roy (Linda) Knight of Yulee, FL, Steven Knight of Jacksonville, Stanley (Linda) Rupp of Jacksonville; 10 nieces and nephews; and 11 great-nieces and nephews. Service 10 am, Saturday, Oct. 11, at Northwest Church of Crist with Minister Jim Shannon officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville. The family requests memorials to Suncoast Hospice 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 or P.A.R.C. 3190 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33710. Online memorial and guest book at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg (727) 528-2880

LEE, Jerry R. 64, Valrico, USMC- Veteran, died Oct. 5, 2014. Service 2:30pm, Oct. 10, at FL Ntnl Cemetery, Bushnell. Survived by a loving family. Veterans

LEWIS, Joan Y. passed away Sept. 30, 2014. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Michael Reynolds and Patrick Reynolds; and grandson, Christopher Reynolds.

MARTINEZ, Felix Juan Jr. 37, Hudson, died Oct. 3, 2014. Survived by wife Priscilla; daughters Aliz, Brittany, Amaryllis, Sharon, Angeleena; brother Felix; mother Mayra; father Felix. NCBS Hudson

McCOLLISTER, Helen Elizabeth, 91, passed away on Oct. 5, 2014. She is survived by her loving family. Arrangements by Turner Funeral Home Spring Hill Chapel (352)796-9661.

McGEE, Edwin 78, of Trinity, died on Oct. 5, 2014. Edwin is survived by wife, Barbara; his daughter, Kelly (Doug) Erickson; grands, Kimberly, Abby & Austin. Dobies FH - Old CR 54

McGUIRE, Maryann 69, Brooksville, passed away Oct. 6, 2014. Survived by daughter, Barbara Buckliew; and her sons, Joe and Whit McGuire. Brewer & Sons/352-796-4991

MEAD, Johann E. 72, of Zephyrhills, passed away Sept. 27, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Mead. Whitfield Funeral Home.

MILLER, John Arthur of Largo, passed away Oct. 3, 2014, retired property appraiser for Pinellas County. He was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church, Clearwater, and the J and A Produce Palace, St. Petersburg. Survivors include wife, Clementine; 3 children, Andre, Felicia, and LaKisha; 2 brothers, Richard,and John; 4 sisters, Cylinthia, Gwendolyn, Phyllis, and Dorothy; and 2 grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 at 1:30 pm, visitation, Friday from 6-8 pm, all at Shiloh MBC Largo. Youngs FH 727-442-2388.

NOTARANGELO, Joseph Jr., of Clearwater, passed away peacefully Oct. 3, 2014. Joseph was born in Teaneck, NJ, on March 12, 1933. He served in the Navy during Korea from 1951 to 1954. After Naval service he worked for Johnson and Johnson as a systems analyst for 37 years. Joseph moved to Florida in 1993 from Clifton, NJ. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed playing golf, watching the Bucs and Rays and spending time with his family. Joseph is predeceased by his parents, Joseph Sr. and mother, Ann. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Linda; sons, Michael, Joseph, Ralph and Albert; daughters, Anna Albanese and Deanna Ventura; stepsons, Sam and Michael Hulme; brother, Robert; sister, Carol Andrews; seven grandchildren and six step grandchildren.

PHILLIPS, Barbara J. age 84, passed away in Tampa Oct. 3, 2014. Barbara was born in Atlanta, GA, and raised in Fairburn, GA. After attending Bessie Tift College in Forsyth, GA, she moved to Sacramento, CA, where she met and married her husband of 65 years, Edward V. Phillips. Barbara and Ed later moved to Florida, where they lived in Orlando, Ormond Beach, Jacksonville, Maitland and, since 2012, Tampa. In Maitland, as everywhere she lived, Barbara was very active with her church. The First Baptist Church of Altamonte Springs was her last church home and where she was known as a second mother to so many of its members. She was librarian at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School and also a smiling presence for many years at Baggetts Stationers and Office Supply. Barbara was predeceased by her daughter, Patti Jo Bennett; and is survived by her husband, Ed; her son, T. Clay Phillips (Andrea Zelman); her grandson, Zachary Bennett; her granddaughter, Latham Phillips; her daughter-of-the-heart, Pam Latham; and her many extended family members and friends who will forever miss her sweet smile and the cards and letters she regularly sent to commemorate every holiday and life event, or just because she was thinking about them. The family would like to thank the wonderful, loving staff of John Knox Village in Tampa, as well as the compassionate Hospice Gold Team members and the staff at Melech Hospice House, for their great care. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Altamonte Springs, 900 North Street, Longwood, FL 32750 on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Altamonte Springs or to Chapters Lifepath Hospice in Tampa. Words of comfort may be expressed at

PINKOSKI, Marvin E. passed away Oct. 6, 2014 in New Port Richey. He was a SGT in the U.S. Army and is survived by his loving daughter Lynda Vincent. Please visit

PRINGLE, John K. 83, of Tarpon Springs died Oct 5, 2014. Retired from GE PPP in 1992. Visitation Thursday 3 pm followed by service at 3:30 pm. All will be held at

RAUCH, Charlotte 63, of St. Petersburg, passed away Oct. 3, 2014. She is survived by a loving family.

RINKER, Nita P. died at home with her family by her side on Sept. 29, 2014. Nita was a strong, beautiful woman who cared deeply for her family, friends, pets and church. She inspired everyone that met her. She will be sorely missed by her husband, John L. Rinker; daughters Jan Rogers and Genni Sasnett; stepson John E. Rinker; grandchildren, Angela Caylor, Shannon Brook-Hamilton, Karen Culverhouse, Zachary G. Browne, Anna Rinker and John A. Rinker. A memorial service and reception will be held for her at 12 pm on Oct. 12, at Thonotosassa United Methodist Church, 11905 Kings Highway, Thonotosassa, FL 33592. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the aforementioned church at P.O. Box 406, Thonotosassa, FL 33592.

RIVERA, Adalberto A. 67, died Oct. 5, 2014. Survived by wife Margarita; children Julio, Adalberto, Sammy, Carla, Lydia; brothers Hector, Luis; sisters; sisters Carmen, Hilda; 15 grands. Faupel

ROBERTS, Nancy Marie (Turner) 84, a native of St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 surrounded by her family. Nancy is and always was a caring, courageous and spiritual woman. She will be remembered for her love, strength, and unwavering devotion to her family, friends and God. For those of us she touched, Nancy guided us through good and trying times. She will have eternal life and forever live in our hearts. Nancy was born to Junior Frank and Anna Marie Turner on March 29, 1930. She was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School class of 1948 and attended St. Petersburg Jr. College. She was a licensed practical nurse at Apollo Medical Center and was a unit secretary at Edward White Hospital. While a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church, she served as church school superintendent and as a member of the Altar Guild. Later at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Nancy was records secretary, member of the Altar Guild, and served over 25 years as an office volunteer. She also volunteered at St. Anthonys Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents; her daughter, Kay Marie Templeton; a brother, Richard Allen; a sister, Judith Ann Collins; and a nephew, Richard Ferguson. Nancy is survived by her husband, Albert (Al); her son, Jeffery Roberts; her daughter, Carol Morrison (Chip) of Tallahassee; and son-in-law, Gary Templeton. Also surviving are four granddaughters, Jessica Williams (Nathan) of North Carolina, Natalie Morrison of Gainesville, Lindsay Roberts and Ashley Roberts-Allen (Justin), both of Texas. Also, two great-grandsons, Bryce and Preston Allen. Following a private family internment, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2 pm with a gathering afterwards. All will be at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 738 Pinellas Point Drive S. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to All Childrens Hospital or Suncoast Hospice. Visit the familys personalized online guestbook at: Anderson McQueen Funeral Home 727-822-2059

SCHMIDT, Anthony C. 93, Largo, died Oct. 3, 2014. Anthony is survived by his loving family. Please visit for service details, biography, and to send condolences.

SCOTT, Elizabeth 84, New Port Richey, died Oct. 5, 2014. Survived by daughter, Susan Burns; brothers, Raymond and Christopher; 3 grands; and 2 great-grands.

SHEPHERD, Elsie Louise (Tuttell) (S.F.O.) age 89, of Safety Harbor, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Elsie was born and raised in Bronx, NY. She initially worked as a Bookkeeper at the Railroad Express Agency (REA) until answering the call to serve in the United States Navy Waves during World War II. Elsie received her medical training at USN Hospital Corps School at Hunter College, NY, and served in the Naval Hospitals of St. Albans, NY, Sampson, NY, and Brooklyn, NY, caring for the returning wounded servicemen. Upon completion of her service as a Pharmacists Mate Third Class (PHM3) and Honorable Discharge, Elsies next journey would involve her marriage to her beloved John Jack Shepherd and raising a family of five children. She devoted herself to her family. Elsies love of the medical profession would draw her back to work as an Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG) at Eger Nursing Home in Staten Island, NY. Elsie and Jack relocated from New York to Safety Harbor to enjoy the good life and shared many happy years together. She is survived by her sister, Elinor Tietz; five children Spencer (Debbie) Shepherd, Kathleen (Gene) Petro, John Shepherd, Eloise (Aldo) Khoury and Robert (Michelle) Shepherd; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Elsie was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order, St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity. Visitation is Friday, Oct. 10, 4-6 pm, at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 1320 Main Street, Dunedin. A Memorial Mass will be on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 12:30 pm, at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Philippe Pkwy, Safety Harbor. Interment will follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Suncoast Hospice.

SMITH, Patty of Tampa, passed away on Oct. 7, 2014. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home (813)996-6610

STOKES, Jacqulyn Jackie, Floral City, died Oct. 6, 2014. Celebration of life Oct. 10, 11 am, at New Hope Church Fellowship Hall in Istachatta. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory

TAYLOR, Dorothy Dottie, age 92, Spring Hill, passed away Oct. 6, 2014, at Forest Oaks of Spring Hill. Service information and family guestbook may be accessed at

TEMPLET, Donald Charles of St. Petersburg, entered into eternal rest, on Oct. 6, 2014. Donald was born in Baton Rouge, LA to Enos and Mable Templet. He attended Louisiana State University, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in business. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Donald served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II as a lieutenant. He was sales manager and a general partner for Hardwood Products Company, LLC for 30 years in Guilford, ME. Don enthusiastically enjoyed all sports including golf, tennis, sailing, and also had a passion and love for downhill skiing. In 1983, after retiring and moving to Florida, Don married Dorothy Wilkerson. They were members of the St. Petersburg Country Club and the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Don and Dottie enjoyed spending their summers in Ashville. NC, playing golf at the Biltmore Forrest Country Club. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg. Don was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Cartwright Templet; his son, Todd Gleason Templet; his twin brother, Elred; and two sisters, Dorothy and Janet. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wilkerson Templet; son, Timothy Templet, and wife Elise; daughter, Suzanne Templet Young and husband, Bill; stepchildren, DeAnne Wilkerson Hutchison, and husband, Thomas, Kitty Wilkerson Cottrill, and husband, Christopher, DeWitt C. Wilkerson, III, and wife, Patricia, Margaret Templet Drummond, and husband, Richard; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Don was a charismatic southern gentleman with a kind heart, quick wit, and a giving soul. He was one of a kind and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Oct. 12 at First United Methodist Church in Guilford, ME. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be sent to the St. Anthonys Memory Care Center c/o St. Anthonys Hospital Foundation, 1200 7th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33705 or; or to Bible Study Fellowship International, 19001 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78258. On line memorial and guestbook at:

TIETJE, Eduard 77, passed Oct. 3, 2014. Survived by wife, Annemarie and loving family. Celebration of Life Saturday 2 pm at Michels & Lundquist Fueneral Home.

TORRES, Pedro J. age 61, of Port Richey, died on Oct. 5, 2014. Survivors: mother, Maria; sisters, Maria, Rosa, Manuela, Carmen, Neri, Marta; and loving nieces and nephews. Dobies FH - Congress St.

UNGARO, Matthew Matt passed away Oct. 6, 2014. He is survived by his loving family and friends. Loyless Funeral Home (813)949-6380

WALKER, Gloria 87, was called to rest on Oct. 1, 2014. Leaving cherished memories to her loving family. Visitation TODAY, 4-8 pm. Funeral Service Thursday, 11am, both in the chapel of Zion Hill Mortuary. Online guestbook at:

WATSON, Robie 53, life long resident of Brooksville died Oct. 6, 2014. Celebration of Life Thursday, 2 pm, at Brooksville Brewer & Sons. Visit full obit & leave condolences.

WHITE, Todd A. of Tampa, pas-sed away Oct. 5, 2014. He was born Feb. 22, 1963 in Miami. Todd worked as a Dealer at The Hard Rock Casino. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and at the beach. He also enjoyed eating good food with good friends. He is survived by his mother, Faith White. Words of comfort may be expressed online at: Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services (813)237-2900

WILLIAMS, Gertrude Ruth 90, New Port Richey, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Visitation 4-8pm Thursday, Oct. 9. Service 10am Friday, Oct. 10, all at Grace Memorial FH.

WRIGHT, Karrie 34, of Port Richey, died Oct. 5, 2014. Survived by sons, Hunter and Damian; fiance;, Joshua; brother, Jason; aunt Mom, Roxanne. Dobies FH Hudson

YORKER, Barbara A. died Oct. 2, 2014. Survived by her loving family, memorial service Oct. 9, 5:30-7:30 with a prayer service at 6:30. Online memorial available at: