Our Obituaries

Theodora Pagano

May 21, 1932 - November 30, 2017

PAGANO, Theodora "Teddy", 85 of Spring Hill, Florida and formerly of Pinellas Park, Florida, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017. She was born to George Popp, Sr. and Laurantina (Cosma) Popp in Robling, New Jersey and moved to Florida in 1962 from Hammonton, New Jersey.Teddy is survived by her son, Anthony Johnny Pagano, Jr. and two grandchildren, Anthony III and Morgan K. Pagano.Graveside...
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Frieda Rebecca Whiteside

December 3, 1917 - November 29, 2017

WHITESIDE, Frieda Rebecca, 99 of Clearwater died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing Care Center in St Petersburg. Frieda was born December 3, 1917 in Selma, Missouri to the late Edward & Grace (Wagner) Walker. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Clearwater and a member of the Women's Guild of the church. Frieda was predeceased by her loving husband Gus...
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Emma B. Gyolas

March 10, 1928 - November 28, 2017

GYOLAS, Emma B 89, of Seminole, FL, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in South Pasadena FL. She was born in Waterford, PA March 10, 1928. Mrs. Gyolas has been a resident of Seminole since 1970 coming from Grand Rapids, MI. She was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Emma was an avid book reader, enjoyed the beach and was very dedicated to her family and dear friends.She is predeceased...
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Carol Rose Brennan

May 26, 1932 - November 24, 2017

BRENNAN, Carol Rose "Katie", 85 of Pinellas Park died Friday, November 24, 2017 in the Menorah Manor of St Petersburg under the care of Suncoast Hospice. Katie was born on May 26, 1932 to the late Merle & Grace Pearl (Albright) Gootee. She was predeceased by her loving husband Paul C Brennan, two brothers Merle Gootee, Jr & Paul Eugene "Bud" Gootee and five sisters Virginia Schultz, Doris Ray,...
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James Milton Ellis

January 23, 1924 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole, FL.
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Claudia F. Calderone-Babbage

February 10, 1928 - November 15, 2017

CALDERONE-BABBAGE, Claudia F., 89 of Largo, Florida, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Claudia was born in Foggia, Italy on February 10, 1928. She met her first husband, Frank Calderone during the war and moved to the United States where they welcomed 2 daughters. From 1979-1982 she owned "Mama Claudia's" in Clearwater, FL. She met Ed Babbage and they...
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Maria Rosario Flores Martinez

October 24, 1934 - November 5, 2017

FLORES MARTINEZ, Maria Rosario 83, of Pinellas Park, FL died November 5, 2018. Maria was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico. She moved to Pinellas Park in 1979 from Lorain, Ohio. She was a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church for 36 years. She is survived by her children, Lillian Flores, William Flores,Johnny Flores, Margarita Martinez and Maria Sierra Ramos; grandchildren, Randa Allison, Kara...
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Herbert E. Voelker

November 24, 1925 - November 5, 2017

VOELKER, Herbert E. 91, of Seminole died November 5, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Penny and faithful companion "Buttons". He was a long time member and usher of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church; US Navy Veteran; Hospice Volunteer (smile team and pet therapy); member of the VFW Post 9272, Seminole. He was a life member of Telephone Pioneers and volunteer Project Pup.In lieu of flowers...
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Johanna Esther Fay

July 18, 1926 - November 4, 2017

FAY, Johanna E, born July 18, 1926 and died November 4, 2017 at age 91. Johanna was a loving and dedicated Christian. She believed in LOVE: Corinthians 1:13.Johanna was preceded in death by her parents Esther and Jim Caridi, her brother Joseph Caridi, and two grandchildren, Austin and Christopher O'Loughlin. John H. Fay married Johanna when they were 20 on January 5, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY and...
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Marvel Patricia Carney

October 25, 1929 - October 18, 2017

CARNEY, Patricia "Patsy", 87, of St. Petersburg, FL peacefully went to be with the Lord on October 18th, 2017, just shy of her 88th birthday. Patsy was born in Miami. She owned a driveaway and answering service in Sarasota and Bradenton in the 50's and 60's and spent many fun summers working in Mt. Washington, NH. She bartended and lived at the La Playa resort in Redington Beach for 29 years. Her...
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Maris Verburg Masterson

February 17, 1942 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole, FL.
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Mary P. Burton-Roberge

March 25, 1943 - October 13, 2017

BURTON-ROBERGE, Mary P., a loving, kind and generous wife, daughter, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend passed away on October 13, 2017. Mary was born on March 25, 1943 in South Portland, ME. She lived in South Portland graduating from South Portland High School in 1961. She went on to graduate from Gorham State Teacher's College (UM) in 1965. She moved to Middleton, CT where she taught for...
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Christine F. Swinehart

October 14, 1966 - October 12, 2017

SWINEHART, Christine "Chris" Frances 50, passed away on October 12, 2017 in Pinellas Park, Florida. Once upon a time in Phoenix , Arizona on October 14, 1966, a beautiful baby girl named Christine was born. She is the daughter of Fred and Judy Lindsey which made her an Army Brat. She was blessed to have grown up living in various places. Chris took her first steps and started Grade School in...
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Shirley May Fiegel

January 26, 1939 - October 12, 2017

FIEGEL, Shirley May, 78, of Pinellas Park, Florida, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Pinellas Park. She was born January 26, 1939 in Elyria, Ohio, the daughter of Edwin and Ethel (Goodyear) Schoenberr. After moving to Florida with her family, Shirley attended St. Petersburg High School, where she met the love of her life, Don Fiegel. After graduation, Don...
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Carol Ann Hagans

June 26, 1940 - October 9, 2017

HAGANS, Carol Ann 77, of Pinellas, passed away peacefully on Monday October 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband William P. Hagans; step-son Todd Hagans; parents Eino and Helen Hendrickson; and her brothers Andy Oprzedek and Eino Hendrickson Jr.She is survived by her sister, Anne Hendrickson, AR; son, John Olton Jr., TN (Jennifer); step-daughters, Gayla Hagans, FL, Renee Hagans, FL...
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Garry Lambusta

August 23, 1958 - October 3, 2017

LAMBUSTA, Garry, 59 of Clearwater died October 3, 2017. Garry was born in Summit, NJ on Aug 23, 1958 to Anthony and Doris (Eick) Lambusta. Garry was a plumber for 30 years. He is survived by his parents, Anthony and Doris, Largo, FL; son, Garry (Jackie) Lambusta, Waretown, NJ; daughter, Denise Lambusta Parada, Bristol, PA and 1 grandchild. A memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, Oct. 14,...
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Dorothy Triebe

September 12, 1922 - October 2, 2017

Dottie Triebe just celebrated her 95th birthday on September 12. Born Dorothy Fay Jones in Antwerp, New York, she was the fourth child of Earl R. Jones and Gladys (Johnston) Jones. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ella Sibley her only sister and four brothers; Robert, Raymond, Edmund and George Jones. She is survived by a cousin in Canada and nieces and nephews in both the US and...
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Bonnie Jeanne Colandrea

August 31, 1954 - September 25, 2017

COLANDREA, Bonnie Jeanne, 63 of Madeira Beach passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017. Bonnie was born on August 31, 1954 in Summit, NJ to the late Richard & Gloria Jeanne (Trowbridge) Fisher. She is survived by her loving husband Bruno Colandrea, two sons Christopher and Mark all of Madeira Beach, a daughter Tara Savitz of Charlestown, MA, six grandchildren Ashlyn, Samantha, Madison,...
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Geri L. Morgan

October 28, 1962 - September 24, 2017

MORGAN, Geri, 54 of Plant City, Florida was called home to the Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Prior to her brain injury, her passion was working. She was a dedicated employee and absolutely loved her jobs at Eckerd Drugs and Publix. When she was no longer able to work, she spent her time caring for her beloved dog, Ginger, the family's farm animals and volunteering at St. Stephen Catholic...
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Susan Lynn Mongar

December 20, 1956 - September 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole, FL.
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Clark Leroy Dauber

July 19, 1918 - August 30, 2017

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.
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Janet E. Grimmer

March 10, 1930 - August 28, 2017

GRIMMER, Janet E., 87, of Largo, Florida passed away August 28, 2017. She was born in Utica, New York and later moved to Florida. She is survived by her son, Michael (Robin) Grimmer and her daughter; Lynn (John) Renfrew; five grandchildren, one great grandchild.Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.
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Robert Theodore Pacecca

September 21, 1932 - August 23, 2017

Robert T. Pacecca, 84 of St. Petersburg, FL died August 23, 2017. Robert was born in Brooklyn NY and raised by his parents, Cosimo and Rose Pacecca. Robert had one brother, Vincent and a sister, Katherine. Robert graduated from St. Petersburg High School and then served 4 years in the US Army. He worked for the St. Petersburg Fire Department. After retiring there, he then became a fire...
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Regina I. Richardson

August 1, 1930 - August 20, 2017

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.
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Gordon Eugene Young

August 18, 1938 - August 19, 2017

Young, Gordon Jr, passed away August 19, 2017, one day after his 79th birthday, in his home after a battle with COPD. Gordon was born in Tarpon Springs, Florida, August 18, 1938. While Jazz influenced his drum, piano, and trumpet skills, playing Country Music at Joyland with Bill Floyd paid many bills. He was proud of his work as GM and ultimately VP at Allied Van Lines Blocker Transfer Moving...
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Dominic Milano

June 1, 1924 - August 15, 2017

MILANO, Dominic, 93 of Largo, FL died August 15, 2017. Dom was born in New Haven, CT. He is survived by the love of his life, Alfonsina "Frances" and his cherished daughter, Anna Maria Milano, brother, Jerry (Tat) and sister, Jenny Ceneri and many nieces and nephews.Before retirement , Dom was an X Ray technician with the US Veterans Administration, Bay Pines and retired after 23 years. He was a...
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Linda Martyn DiNovo

January 22, 1964 - August 12, 2017

Linda "Lindy" Martyn - Comparetto - DiNovo, 53 of Seminole, Florida died August 12, 2017. She was born on January 22, 1964 in Passaic, New Jersey.Lindy is survived by her mother, Edna Barton; daughter, Kailey Comparetto; son, Eric Comparetto and brothers, Karl and Robert Martyn.A Graveside Memorial Service will be held 2 pm Saturday, August 26th 2017 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Ave N...
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Shirley G. Kunde

November 20, 1929 - August 12, 2017

Shirley G. Kunde - Born 11/20/1929 - Died 8/12/2017. Shirley was a beloved wife, home maker, mother and grandmother to all. She is survived by her grandchildren, and daughter in-law. Shirley is best remembered as the beautiful butterfly bringing peace and joy to whomever passes by.Shirley's story began in Saint Petersburg, Florida when she was born to John. B Gough and Mary V. Rives. Shirley or ...
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Maria Giglio

March 22, 1915 - August 11, 2017

Giglio, Maria, 102, of Seminole, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2017. She will be missed by her beloved family. Maria was born in the capital of Sicily, Italy: Palermo. As a child, Maria became captivated with sewing while watching her mother, a dressmaker, produce garments for clients. Maria would often sit under her mother's sewing machine gathering scraps of fabric to fashion...
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Charles E. Newman

April 28, 1925 - August 6, 2017

NEWMAN, Charles Everett was born April 28 1925 in Little Hocking, Ohio to Everett and Virginia Newman. He grew up in Belleview KY where his father was the Lockmaster at Dam 38. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1942 and married the love of his life, Loretta Surface in 1944. He started working for The Greenline Transit in 1946 which later became the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky. After he...
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Charles E. Swingle

July 29, 1927 - August 4, 2017

Charles E. Swingle, Jr.July 28, 1927 -- August 4, 201790, beloved husband of the late Harriet Swingle, dear father of Charles "Bud" (Diane) Swingle, Larry (Terri) Swingle and Leslie Morgan; devoted grandfather of Kelly (Bob) Muntan, Grant Swingle, Chaz Swingle, Noah Morgan and Emily Morgan; dear great grandpa to Jesse Muntan, passed away peacefully Friday, August 4, 2017.Originally from...
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Daniel Durwood Perry

March 9, 1950 - August 3, 2017

Daniel Durwood Perry, 67, of Madeira Beach, FL, passed away August 3, 2017, after a short decline following complications of pneumonia at Bay Pines VA Hospital. He was surrounded by a loving circle of friends and family.Born March 9, 1950, in Peterborough, NH, to Harold and Theresa (Cavanaugh) Perry, Danny grew up in the rolling hills of Colebrook, NH. He attended Colebrook Academy, where he was...
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Robert M. Jenkins

July 17, 1924 - August 3, 2017

Robert (Bob) Miller Jenkins was born July 17, 1924 to Reverend James Everett Jenkins and Helen Corry Maxwell in Aliceville, Alabama, the fourth of five children, his older siblings: James E. Jenkins, Martha Jenkins Baldwin, John T. Jenkins and younger sister Betty Jo Jenkins Witherspoon.The family moved to Florida when Bob was young, where they lived around the state before settling in Vero Beach...
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Jacqueline Brownhill

September 16, 1943 - August 2, 2017

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.
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David C. L'Hommedieu

December 26, 1932 - July 31, 2017

L'Hommedieu, David Charles, 84, passed away on July 31, 2017. He was born on December 26, 1932 to Robert and Barbara Elsie (Papenfuss) L'Hommedieu in Huntington, Long Island New York. David grew up in Huntington and graduated Huntington High School in 1953. He continued his education at Drake School Inc. in New York City in the Drafting Division. His work career began at Hazelton Electronics...
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Harry Channing Smith

September 24, 1921 - July 31, 2017

Harry C. Smith, 95, of Seminole, FL passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. Born in Clinton, MA, he attended the University of Alabama where he met his wife, Jackie. He was a WWII veteran. Harry and Jackie married and moved to St. Petersburg in 1946. Harry started his career in broadcasting at WSUN on the original St. Petersburg Pier. He was a radio disc-jockey and later hosted a daytime...
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Reba Jewell Durbin

February 17, 1944 - July 30, 2017

Reba Jewell Durbin, 73, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at CW Young Veterans Hospital in Bay Pines, FL. She was born in Jasper, Alabama and later in life moved to Florida.Reba is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Delbert E. Durbin; her son, Dean Allen; five daughters, Tonya Pierson, Cynthia Pevehouse, Diana Defritas, Janet Giallourakis and Dawn Lieber; brother,...
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David G. Barnes

November 6, 1952 - July 30, 2017

David G Barnes 64, of Seminole, FL passed away July 30, 2017 at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Chicago, IL and has been a resident of Florida for 31 years. He was the owner and operator of the Untouchables Pasta and Pizza in Largo for the past 26 years. Dave was the strongest, most humble, selfless, easy going, person. He was a jokester that lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed...
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Sarah M. Sunday

November 24, 1930 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.
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Joan Arlene Beierlein

January 7, 1928 - July 21, 2017

BEIERLEIN, JOAN A., 89, of Pinellas Park, passed peacefully into heaven surrounded by her devoted family on Friday July 21, 2017 at Woodside Hospice. She moved to Florida in 1959 from Farmingdale, N.Y. Joan was a homemaker, devoted mother and avid bowler. She was a member of the St. Petersburg Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame.Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband Harry. She...
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Mark Richard Rossmeisl

April 7, 1956 - July 16, 2017

ROSSMEISL, Mark R., 61, of Seminole died July 16, 2017. Mark was preceded in death by his sister, Lynnda. He is survived by his parents, Joan and Richard Rossmeisl, FL; the mother of his children, Vicki Rossmeisl, FL; children, Michelle (Shannon) Murphy, FL, Maureen (Jeff) Ott, OR, Matthew (Nancy)Rossmeisl, FL, Joseph (Rachelle) Rossmeisl, FL and Jonathan Rossmeisl, FL; 10 beautiful...
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Shawna Amber Hamel

December 19, 1972 - July 16, 2017

Shawna Amber Hamel Born on December 19, 1972, Shawna was born to Dennis and Patricia Hamel in Dearborn, Michigan. Growing up in Wyandotte and Southgate, Michigan, Shawna attended Wyandotte Catholic grade school and then graduated from Gabriel Richard High School in 1991. In high school, she was able to experience and participate in the art of theatre. This spurred a life long love of theatre,...
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Donald John Papievis

September 23, 1931 - July 12, 2017

Donald J. Papievis (Pappy), age 85 of Seminole, FL. died peacefully surrounded by family on July 12, 2017 at Casa Celeste, Seminole, FL. Mr. Papievis was a long time resident of Cicero/Berwyn, a Chicago, IL western suburb. After high school he attended Morton Junior College for 2 years. He then served as a Radio Operator in the U.S. Navy from 1951 - 1955 aboard the USS Randolph Aircraft Carrier...
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Trey Austin Dagwan Cardozo

December 17, 1999 - July 11, 2017

Trey Austin Dagwan Cardozo 17, of Seminole, FL passed away July 11, 2017 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. He was born in Clearwater and was a student at Seminole High School. He enjoyed paint ball, reptiles, and was an avid hockey and soccer fan. He followed the Tampa Bay Lightning and Manchester United Soccer Teams.He is survived by his parents, Steven and Robyn Cardozo, maternal grandparents,...
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Kathryn Ann Passafiume

November 8, 1936 - July 2, 2017

PASSAFIUME, Kathryn Ann of Seminole, FL, was born November 8, 1936, in Ashtabula, OH. She passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, peacefully at the Vineyard Inn. Kathryn was predeceased in death by her parents and her husband, S.V. Passafiume.She is survived by her three daughters, Vanessa Frederick (Jeff); Kristina LoGiurato, and Melissa Jagger (Ed); and grandsons Rocco LoGiurato, Jacob Jagger, Blake...
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Donald D. Hill

May 31, 1929 - July 1, 2017

DONALD DeWAYNE HILL SR., 88, passed away July, 1, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Don was born on May 31, 1929 in Nashville, Michigan. He graduated High School and joined the United States Navy. He was serving in the Navy when he met his wife Marilyn. They married on her birthday in 1956. In 1960 they moved to Florida. Don became a Tampa Police Office and in 1963, he and his best friend...
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Harry G. Kramer

July 20, 1946 - June 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole, FL.
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James L. Hurley

June 29, 1944 - June 18, 2017

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Pauline D. Ramsey

October 30, 1918 - June 10, 2017

Ramsey, Pauline "Polly" D., 98 of St. Petersburg, FL died June 10, 2017. Polly was preceded in death by husbands, Ralph E Ramsey and Millard Austin; brothers, Ralph , Clyde , and Zeb Kent; sisters, Mary Massey and Virginia Austin and grandson, Bradley Annis. She is survived by daughters, Peggy Cherry( Sylvester) and Linda Goldstein; stepson, Steven Ramsey (Mary); grandchildren, ...
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Mark Edward Munsey

July 22, 1965 - June 6, 2017

MUNSEY, Technical Sargent Mark Edward, USAF, Retired, 52, died unexpectedly at his residence in Largo Florida. on June 6, 2017. He was born in San Leandro, California. He was the 3rd son of Everett and Irene Munsey. Mark was a prolific writer and photographer, who perfected his craft for over 20 years, traveling around the world with the Air Force in public affairs for the 15th Airlift Wing and...
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Adele Barta Kolar

May 19, 1922 - May 30, 2017

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Matthew Robert Southard

July 4, 1980 - May 24, 2017

SOUTHARD, Matthew Robert 36, of Tampa, FL, passed away at his home Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was born in Raleigh, NC on July 4, 1980, and became a Florida resident in 1992 coming from Atlanta, GA. Matthew was employed by Express Scripts for the past 7 years as a client services support specialist. He enjoyed music, movies, and Rays Baseball. He loved time with his son, Myles building with Legos...
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Lois A. Bishoff

April 13, 1924 - May 24, 2017

BISHOFF, Lois Ann (Swingle), 93 of Largo, FL passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Largo Medical Center. Lois was born in Homestead, PA to Lillian Jane (Leadbeater) Swingle and Charles Elmer Swingle. She moved here in 1953 from West Mifflin, PA. Lois was a retired nurse from Mound Park Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Seminole, FL and...
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Melinda Jean Orwig

August 26, 1942 - May 22, 2017

ORWIG, Linda, 74 of Largo, Florida passed away Thursday, May 22, 2017. She was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa and moved to Florida in 1965. Linda was a faithful member of Liberty Worship Center in Largo and enjoyed her shopping trips and playing cards.She was preceded in death by her father, Stan Clobridge.Survivors include her husband of 49 years, David B, sons David (Gail) and John; her mother,...
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Margaret G. Grant

January 27, 1927 - May 15, 2017

GRANT, Margaret G. 90, of Seminole, FL passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. She came to Florida in 1960 from her native Newark, NJ. She retired as Personnel Director for Largo Post Office after 25 yrs. of service.She was preceded in death by her husband, Eamon Grant of 37 years; son, Robert Ward; sisters, Josie Malanga and Mary Melillo and brother, Josh Giorgio.Survivors include sons, Billy Ward,...
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Charles E. Wynocker

August 17, 1920 - May 4, 2017

Charles E Wynocker 96, of Seminole FL, passed away Thursday May 4, 2017 at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Millville, NJ on August 17, 1920 to Barry and Mabel (Stow) Wynocker. He was a veteran serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was employed by the US Postal Service for35 years, the first 17 of those years were in Millville, NJ. Charles was an avid pinochle player, and...
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Maria A. Harrigan

December 4, 1926 - April 30, 2017

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.
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Robert Francis Davin

May 9, 1937 - April 27, 2017

DAVIN, Robert F. 79 of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away April 27, 2017. He is survived by his loving family.Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.
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Dennis L. Tindall

July 2, 1945 - April 26, 2017

TINDALL, Dennis L, 71 of Seminole, FL passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Dennis was born July 2, 1945, in Princeton, NJ and moved to Seminole in 1968 from Franklin Park, NJ. He was a US Army veteran having served from 1963-1968 and was stationed in Neckarsulm, Germany, working on the Pershing missile. Dennis retired from Progress Energy after 35 yrs. He currently coaches the Seminole High...
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Carol A. Pedro

May 11, 1933 - April 26, 2017

Pedro, Carol Ann, 83, of Seminole, FL., passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Born in Binghamton, NY; she was the daughter of Robert and Marguerite Barton Corbett. Carol was a full-time homemaker and a part-time preschool teacher.She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert E. Pedro and a son, David A. Pedro. She leaves behind 5 children; James (Pam) Pedro of Kennewick, WA,...
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Clara E. Grinter

June 30, 1924 - April 24, 2017

Clara E. "Eppy" Grinter of Pinellas Park, Florida passed away peacefully on Monday, April 24, 2017. Eppy was born June 30, 1924 to the late William Gottlieb and Lulu Lucille (Wyman) Eberspacher in Elmo, Kansas. She graduated from Junction City High School in 1942 and proudly received her 3 year diploma from St. Margaret's School of Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas in 1946. During her...
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Carol V. Muntz

March 5, 1929 - April 11, 2017

MUNTZ, Carol V., 88 of Seminole, Florida died April 11, 2017. Carol was born March 5, 1929 in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Fred and Grace (Jasperson) Berger. Before retirement, Carol was a medical secretary.She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald and daughter, Karen Moyes. Carol is survived by her daughter, Cindy Williams and grandchildren, John Moyes, Latrice Barry and Ernest...
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Norma Josephine Godshalk

June 30, 1928 - April 8, 2017

Norma was born to Ziba R. and Lavina Maltby in Elkhart, Indiana on June 30,1928. She spent most of her youth in Indiana being picked on by her older brother Loren, and watching after her younger brother Ray, before moving to Dade City in her last year of high school. After graduating she returned to Indiana, working at Notre Dame in the Science lab. She became reacquainted with a young man, Dale,...
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James Embrey

September 8, 1928 - April 7, 2017

EMBREY, James, 88, of Aylett, Virginia, died Friday, April 7, 2017 under the care of Hospice. He was born in Manchester, England to his parents, Thomas and Ada (Harrison) Embrey. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret. He is survived by his son, Nicholas.Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391...
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Marjorie Cerajewski

March 10, 1929 - April 1, 2017

Cerajewski, Marjorie of Pinellas Park, Florida Passed away April 1, 2017. She was born in Clermont, Florida (Lake County) to David and Edith Emmans. She is survived by two Daughters, Barbara Gascon and Dianna (James) Fritz. She also leaves behind her loving grand children, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Arrangements under the direction of Garden Sanctuary...
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Betty May Preston

October 10, 1935 - March 29, 2017

PRESTON, Betty May, passed on March 29, 2017. Betty was born, Oct. 10, 1935 in Nashville, IN to parents Lola and George Friskey. She married Walter Preston in 1966 and moved to Redington Shores, FL. Betty was a real estate broker, who bought, sold and developed real estate. In the mid-80's, the Prestons purchased Joyland Country Nightclub, Pinellas Park. Through the years they expanded the...
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Edith G. Henkel

January 24, 1930 - March 29, 2017

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Linia Esta Elmend

June 11, 1929 - March 25, 2017

ELMEND, Linia Esta "vanaema", 87 of Seminole, FL passed away peacefully on March 25, 2017. Linia was born on June 11, 1929 in Tallinn, Estonia, daughter of the late Karl and Linda Kivi. She was the loving wife of the late Theo Elmend and mother to Anneliis Kuusik of Seminole, Florida and grandmother to Kristina Kuusik of Boston, Massachusetts. During WWII Linia left Estonia at age 15 with her...
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David Lee Jeffrey

January 19, 1996 - March 21, 2017

JEFFREY, David Lee 21 January 19, 1996 - March 21, 2017Survived by his mother Brenda Eisner and father Joel Jeffrey, sister Jacqueline Jeffrey, two brothers Corey and Skip Lovell,grandparents Richard and Peggy Jeffrey, loving aunts Velvet Crane and Amy Humphries and sister-in-law Tonya Lovell.They say there is a reason,They say that time will heal,But neither time nor reason,Will change the way I...
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Charles A. Scaffidi

February 22, 1932 - March 13, 2017

SCAFFIDI, Charles (Chuck) of N Redington Beach, FL died March 13, 2017 Chuck was 85 years young when he left us too soon. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was a smart, hard-working and adventurous young man. He joined the Air Force and was proud to be stationed with the 347th Strategic Recon Squadron, a B-36 group. At the University of Buffalo he earned an Electrical Engineering Degree which he used...
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Loretta M. Penn

November 14, 1927 - March 7, 2017

PENN, Loretta M. "mama bear", 89 of Holiday, Florida died March 7, 2017. Loretta was born in River Rouge, Michigan. She was a loving wife to Jack K. for 66 years; loving mother to Kenneth, Port Richey, Florida, Richard, East Tawas, Michigan, Thomas, White Lake, Michigan and Daniel, Madeira Beach, Florida; grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 5.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may...
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Hermelinda E. Fuentes

April 10, 1915 - March 5, 2017

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Lucille Doris Tilney

July 3, 1925 - March 4, 2017

Lucille Doris (Parmentier) Tilney, beloved mother and grandmother, aged 91, passed to the other side on March 4, 2017. She leaves behind a grandson, son, two daughters, and friends with grand memories. An animal and human rights activist, Doris not only believed in social justice but felt a duty to protect those who cannot protect themselves. She was also a firm believer in appreciating the joy...
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Barbara Metcalf Brandiff

March 1, 1925 - February 11, 2017

BRANDIFF, Barbara M., 91, died Feb. 11, 2017. She was born in Monroe, Michigan and has been in this area since 1942. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nike Brandiff.She is survived by her 2 brothers, Robert (Martha) Metcalf and Richard (Shirley) Metcalf; her son, Albert Brandiff Jr (Youn Hee Oh) and her daughter, Peggy (Kevin) Yelverton; 4 grandsons, Adam (Sierra) Phoenix, Richard ...
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Delizia J. Conochalla

September 30, 1919 - February 1, 2017

CONOCHALLA, Delizia J "Dolly" 97, of Largo, FL passed away February 1, 2017 in Largo. She was born in Vittoria, Italy and has been a Florida resident since 2006 coming from New Britain, CT. She and her late husband owned and operated a grocery store in the New Britain area for many years. She also worked as an administrative assistant for the Department of Labor for the State of...
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Edward Emil Sandtner

February 22, 1921 - January 19, 2017

Edward "Mr. Ed" Sandtner of Seminole, Florida, passed away peacefully on January 19,2017 just short of his 97th birthday. He was a life member of the Holiday Isles Elks Lodge and was a parishoner of Saint Anne of Grace Episcopal Church.Ed was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Marian; son, Robert; daughter, Gloria; a brother and five sisters.He is survived by his daughter Vicki ...
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Edna M. Jensen

May 12, 1929 - January 14, 2017

Edna May Jensen, 87, of Tampa, passed away January 14, 2017 at Melech Hospice House in Tampa. Born on a farm in Boonville, MO, graduated from Boonville High School in 1947 and Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. In 1951 married and moved to CA. In 1965, moved to Tampa. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, worked 30 years in nursing and spent her retirement volunteering at...
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Rita M. Barnes

June 8, 1926 - January 13, 2017

Rita Margaret BarnesOn the afternoon of January 13, 2017, at approximately 1:35 p.m., Rita passed away after a 3 month battle with Cancer. Rita was surrounded by family members in her home in Pinellas Park, Florida. Rita was 90 years old. Rita Barnes was born in the town of Chicago, IL in Cook County on June 8, 1926. She was the oldest of two children of Fred and Lucille Beck. Rita met the...
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George Hugo Bachert

August 20, 1969 - January 12, 2017

GEORGE HUGO BACHERT Jr.August 20, 1969 - January 12, 2017George was born in Flushing, N.Y. He was a graduate of Seminole High School, Seminole, Florida, was a prominent resident of Redington Shores, Florida and owner of the Fort Knox, a local tavern dedicated to raising monies for various charities. Just one example of how generous and big George's heart truly was. An avid sports fan loving his...
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Jacqueline S. Smith

April 22, 1922 - January 11, 2017

Jacqueline S. Smith, 94, of Seminole passed away on Wednesday, January 11,2017. Born in Kansas, AL,she attended the University of Alabama where she met her husband, Harry. They married and moved to St. Petersburg in 1946. She was a homemaker, enjoyed sewing, weaving, quilting, photography, gardening and was an artist (watercolor). Jackie and Harry were able to travel all over the world. She is...
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Windolene F. PIMENTEL

January 10, 1935 - January 8, 2017

Windolene Polly PimentelJanuary 10, 1935 - January 8, 2017Arrangements under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole, FL.
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Ronald Angelo Pascazi

January 20, 1934 - December 26, 2016

PASCAZI, Ronald Angelo82, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida. He was born January 20, 1934 in Rochester, New York, the son of Rinaldo and Mary (Brodose) Pascazi. Ronald moved to Florida in 1982 from his native Rochester. He was a musician and entertainer playing the accordion in many different venues both in Rochester and...
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Harriet A. Swingle

May 16, 1930 - December 24, 2016

Harriet A. Swingle,86, beloved wife of Charles E. Swingle Jr, dear mother of Charles "Bud" (Diane) Swingle, Larry (Terri) Swingle and Leslie Morgan; devoted grandmother of Kelly (Bob) Muntan, Grant Swingle, Chaz Swingle, Noah Morgan and Emily Morgan; and dear great grandma to Jesse Muntan, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve. Originally from Pittsburgh, Harriet and Charles lived in...
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Gerard M. Lacroix

August 17, 1930 - December 15, 2016

LACROIX, Gerard M. "Jerry"86, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away December 15, 2016 at Princeton Village in Largo, Florida. He was born August 17, 1930 in Berlin, New Hampshire, the son of Joseph and Rosilda (Leveille) Lacroix. Jerry served in both the Army and Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a security guard for Sikorsky Aircraft in Connecticut where he was a member of the...
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Claire R. Swartz

November 25, 1921 - December 14, 2016

Claire Ritchie Swartz 11/25/21 - 12/14/2016 Claire Swartz died peacefully on December 14, 2016 at the Pinellas Point Nursing and Rehab Center in St Petersburg, Florida at the age of 95. She was born to William and Wilmina Ritchie in Corbin, Kentucky. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Jack P. Swartz, her son, Jeffrey E. Swartz and her sister Joyce Strosahl. She is survived by her...
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Edna M. Baker

April 17, 1927 - December 14, 2016

BAKER, Edna M.89, of Seminole, Florida, passed away Dec. 14, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was born April 17, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Heinrich and Philippine (Bendixen) Kristensen. Edna was a bookkeeper for a marine parts supplier. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Largo, Florida, VFW Post #9272 Ladies Auxiliary of Seminole, Friends of the Library...
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Kathleen Nichols

June 25, 1926 - December 12, 2016

NICHOLS, Kathleen,90, of Seminole, died 12/12/16 at home with her 2 daughters by her side. She came here in 1967 from Louisville, KY where she owned Evergreen Dry Cleaners and a beauty shop. Locally she was owner/broker of Community Real Estate and President of Building #26 of Seminole Gardens Condos.Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Clarence H. Nichols. She is survived...
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Jason Reed Miller

March 1, 1980 - December 10, 2016

MILLER, Jason Reed36, of Gulfport, Florida, died Saturday evening, December 10, 2016 in a head-on collision on US 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida. Jason was born March 1, 1980 in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of Gary and Chris (Riley) Miller. In recent months, Jason had started to establish himself in a full time music career in Tampa Bay as a soloist, Conductor and composer. He was a tenor in the...
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Linda Brooks Swartout

August 3, 1949 - December 8, 2016

SWARTOUT, Linda B.67, of Largo, Florida, passed away Dec. 8, 2016 at Largo Medical Center. She was born August 8, 1949 in Siler City, North Carolina to William and Dorothy "Ferguson" Von Cannon. Linda was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked for Interim Home Healthcare in Pinellas County, Florida. Her life was defined as a care giver to family and friends. She is survived by her husband, John; a...
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Alison FINCHER

June 25, 1921 - December 8, 2016

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George K. Bocknewch

February 12, 1940 - December 6, 2016

BOCKNEWCH, George K.76, of Seminole, Florida, passed away Dec. 6, 2016 at Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Pinellas Park, Florida. He was born Feb. 12, 1940 in Elmira, New York to John W. and Dorothy Bocknewch. George was a school teacher for many years, teaching in public schools in Pennsylvania, New York, and Florida. He served in the US Army in the early 60s. He is survived by his loving son,...
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Marciel G. Cloonan

January 23, 1920 - December 5, 2016

CLOONAN, Marciel "Marcy"96, of Pinellas Park, Florida, passed away Dec. 5, 2016 at Osprey Healthcare Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was born January 23, 1920 in Akron, Ohio to Karl and Blanch Marie "Shively" Kennedy. Marcy moved to Florida in 1974 from Akron. She retired as a bookkeeper in retail sales and was an avid bingo player and bowler, and enjoyed crocheting. She was preceded in...
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Earl Henry Niemeyer

May 16, 1921 - December 4, 2016

NIEMEYER, Earl Henry,95, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016. Born in St. Louis, Missouri to his parents, Henry F. and Augusta (Buschman) Niemeyer. Earl was a US Navy veteran of WWII, serving on the USS Portland, USS Relief and USS Mercy, receiving 2 silver stars and 2 bronze stars.Earl is preceded in death by his loving wife, Marie M. Niemeyer.He is survived by his sons...
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Thomas Bernard Weston

May 20, 1924 - November 18, 2016

Thomas B. Weston,He is preceded in death by his mother Marie E. Mecklem (Harry) and sister, Mary Jayne O'Reilly (William) . He is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and great nieces and nephews. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa but resided in Lehigh Acres and St. Petersburg, FLA over the last three decades. He attended St. Joseph's Prep school, S. Joseph's University and was...
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Anne Marie Crawford

October 4, 1966 - October 23, 2016

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Mary Louise Germaine Marinelli

October 13, 1932 - October 17, 2016

MARINELLI, Germaine (Jerry), 84, of Seminole Florida, died Monday October 17th, 2016, at Hospice House in Pinellas Park, Florida. Born October 13, 1932, in Barre, Vt., She was the daughter of Emile Pinard and Jean (Fortier) Massey. On February 10th, 1947, she married John Marinelli. They had made their home on Maple Hill in Plainfield, and later at their current home in Seminole Florida. Baking...
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Adith Louise Dillmore

September 25, 1923 - October 13, 2016

DILLMORE, Adith L.93, of Seminole, Florida, died peacefully Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Seminole Pavilion Rehabilitation and Nursing Services. She was born September 25, 1923 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the daughter of Charles and Vera (Romine) Farris. Adith was a 1941 graduate of Bridgeport High School and wrote the school Alma Mater that same year which is still used today. She lived in...
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Eleanor W. Bieg

March 16, 1917 - October 10, 2016

BIEG, Eleanor "Elly"of Seminole, Florida and formerly of Sea Towers in St. Petersburg, Florida, joined her loved ones Oct. 10, 2016. She was born March 16, 1917 in Jamaica, New York, the daughter of Herman and Grace (Hendrickson) Wagner. Elly moved to Florida in 1973 from New York, where she worked as a secretary for one of the vice presidents of Citibank at Kennedy Airport.In addition to her...
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Etta Mae Dykes

October 19, 1930 - October 6, 2016

DYKES, Etta Mae H.,85, of Madeira Beach, Florida, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Palm Garden Nursing Home.Etta is survived by her husband, Roy Dykes; her son, Larry Dykes; two brothers, Manuel Howard and Harold "Harry" Howard; a sister, Ethel Osborne and several nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the funeral home with service...
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Elizabeth Teresa Kent

May 19, 1925 - October 5, 2016

KENT, Elizabeth Teresa, 91,of Pinellas Park, Florida, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Betty was born in Athlone, Ireland to Michael and Catherine (Murray) Dempsey, one of 15 children and migrated to America in 1955. She spent the majority of her life living and working in New York and Massachusetts.She is survived by her two daughters, Yvonne McGlue (Kenny Weir) and Norma (Alan)...
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