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Kristen Hare - Times Staff Writer

Times Staff Writer

I’ve been a journalist since I was a junior in high school in Springfield, Mo. I took a two-year break after college for the Peace Corps, where I served in Guyana. Since, I’ve covered features, race, immigration, the census, aging and now local news for the Poynter Institute.

  1. Eurich Z. Griffin practiced law in St. Petersburg for his entire career. He's pictured here on Aug. 14, 1987.
  2. Noreen Kinney, left, traveled the world before returning home to Ireland, where she started teaching housewives to add new flavors to their dishes. 'I don't think she really got her due for the kinds of things she did,' said Janet Keeler, the former food editor for the Tampa Bay Times.
  3. Joe Nuzzo at his Suncoast Surf Shop in 2018. Nuzzo had owned the store since it opened in the 1960s. He died Sept. 23.
  4. Jim Howes was a pilot and airport executive in Florida and Bermuda.
  5. In 1951, Jean Niles was a switchboard operator at St. Petersburg Savings and Loan. In 1975, she became president.
  6. Masuko Harada Swick was born in Japan and spent most of her life in the United States. Her last trip to Japan was in 2013.
  7. Mimi’s obit read, “Mimi had a long happy life and these last couple of months were very hard on her, we’re just glad she’s now in peace. Mimi will be missed but never forgotten.”
  8. Lee Williams, in a photo from 2007, was the second generation to run Felton's Market in Plant City. “He knew how to talk with his meat cutters, he knew how to talk with the customer and ask what are you making? How are you going to be making this? At what temperature? What are you serving it with?" said niece Kayla Davis. "And it’s amazing because the guy couldn’t fry an egg.”
  9. David Alfonso, known by his friends as Fonz, worked at the Tampa Tribune for 20 years.
  10. Rosemary Allen lived for nearly 40 years at PARC in St. Petersburg. "She taught me how to really love, cause she was such a loving person," said cousin Diane Huie. "And how to be patient with other people when they might not be able to do everything that you think they should do. Sometimes, you just don’t realize their limitations."
  11. Bill Cronauer, left, with Hakeem Olajuwon, Larry Bird, Bill Bolton and Stan Hardin at B/C  All Stars Basketball Camp. “He was very involved and really touched basketball in a major way,” said Dick Vitale.
  12. Romulo Yanes photographed food for work and at home. “It was amazing how much of our life he documented,” his husband said.
  13. Dolores Johnson, center, taught nursing students in Nepal. While many volunteers left before their assignments ended, Mrs. Johnson stuck it out, fellow volunteer Naomi Odell said, and made a connection with her students.
  14. Eileen Hart holds her cat Frick while standing near the dock behind her home on Lake Juanita.
  15. Gary Mabe was a traveler, teacher and, for a year, football player for the Wilki Lódzkie, a semi-pro U.S. football team in Poland.
  16. Walter Jaap in his element.
  17. Bernadette Storck en su oficina en Tampa una biblioteca principal después de ser nombrada  nueva administradora de la cooperativa de bibliotecas de Pinellas.

STORCK BERNADETTE, 4.19.1990
  18. Bernadette Storck after being named the new administrator for the Pinellas library cooperative. 	


STORCK BERNADETTE, 4.19.1990
  19. Andreas Salivaras “truly felt honored when someone would walk into his restaurant and spent money there,” said daughter Sofia Zaronias. “Whether it was a cup of coffee or a five-course meal, every single customer was such a blessing and honor.”
  20. Ruth Anderson started writing her novel in the 1970s. It was published in 2016.
  21. William Blackshear worked at General Electric's Pinellas plant as a laser welder from 1958 until 1970.
  22. James Kaikainahaole, 69, "was the sunshine of kindness and he spread the aloha spirit," said cousin Johnette Chun.
  23. Zola Mae Shaulis Kollock was called "one of the most interesting pianistic personalities of the day" by legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein.