Our Obituaries

Luther Lee Jatho

January 7, 1930 - August 13, 2014

Luther Lee Jatho passed away August 13, 2014 at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Lee was born on January 7, 1930 in Fulton, MO. He was the middle child of Albert Jatho and Virginia Morrison Jatho. After high school, he attended Westminster College for two years, and then served in the Army during the Korean War in Seoul, Korea from 1953 to 1954 as a company clerk on loan to the US Air Force. Upon...
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John A. Lovell

August 17, 1926 - August 10, 2014

LOVELL, John A. passed away August 10, 2014 at Palm Gardens of Largo nursing home. He was born in Woburn, MA on August 17, 1926 to Margaret and Arthur Frotten. He was later adopted by John Lovell, who along with his maternal grandfather, raised him. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1951 or 1952 where he built his own house, went into business for himself and ended up working for and retiring...
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Mary Duncan Bowie

August 28, 1932 - August 3, 2014

Ms. Mary Duncan Bowie passed away peacefully August 3rd, 2014 at Northside Hospital & Heart Institute St. Petersburg, FL with her sons by her side. Mary was born in Roanoke, Va. Mary was preceded in death by her mother Mrs. Sally Cress Duncan Jones, her father Clifton Duncan and three siblings, twin infant boys and a brother Clifton Duncan. Survivors include her sons, Marc H. Banning (Terry)...
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Christopher Shaw Samis

October 24, 1965 - August 2, 2014

Samis, Christopher Shaw, 48, of St. Petersburg, died on August 2, 2014 after a long illness. Chris was preceded in death by his father, Harvey V. Samis Jr and his nephew, Matthew Christopher Samis. He is survived by his mother, Dolores C. Samis; sisters, Lesley Stark and Amanda Samis; brother, Scot Samis; niece, Emilie Rodriguez; nephews, Jeremy Keating and Nathan Pedro and grand-niece Evelyn...
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Stanley Joseph Pankiewicz

July 26, 1959 - August 1, 2014

Stanley J. Pankiewicz, age 55, of Pinellas Park, passed away peacefully on August 1st, 2014. He is survived by his 2 teenage sons, his parents Stanley and Irene, and sister Diane Stankiewicz. Stan was born in Jersey City, NJ on July 26th, 1959 and grew up in nearby Clifton, NJ. When he was 15 years old he moved to St Petersburg, FL with his parents, where he went to school and became an...
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Janice A. Jackson

June 6, 1936 - July 31, 2014

JACKSON, Janice A 78, Pinellas Park and formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida. Died July 31, 2014. Widowed by James S. Jackson. Survived by daughter Judy Jackson of New York. Two brothers, Marvin Richard Renner of St. Petersburg, Florida, Robert Renner of Pinellas Park, Florida. Three sisters, Florence Sanchez of Puerto Rico, Dorothy Ford of Largo, Florida, Glenda Morse of Pinellas Park,...
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Charles Edward Hooks, Sr.

October 16, 1935 - July 20, 2014

HOOKS, Charles Edward of St. Petersburg, passed away July 20, 2014 at Bayfront Hospice. He was born in Swainsboro, GA to Jesse and Callie (Rich) Hooks and moved to St. Petersburg at the age of 2. He is survived by Claire, his wife of 55 years. He also leaves behind 1 sister, Billie Crowell; 2 sons, Charlie and Jim and daughter-in-law Cheryl; a daughter, Sue Rader and son-in-law Colin; 3...
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Alfredo Ferrari

September 6, 1931 - July 18, 2014

FERRARI, Alfredo, 82, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. He was born in Milan, Italy on September 6, 1931, the third son of Giuseppe Ferrari and Adelaide Cogliati, and grew up in Fascist Italy under Mussolini during World War II. He worked for the film and photography company Agfa-Gevaert in Italy, and later emigrated to the United States, living in the Bronx, New York, and continuing to work...
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Monserrate Serrano Y Mendoza Ishman

November 10, 1922 - July 14, 2014

ISHMAN, Monserrate, nee Monserrate Serrano Y Mendoza, 91, of St. Petersburg, went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2014. She was born on November 10, 1922 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to Concepcion Dolores Mendoza Cuevas and Jose Serrano Velez. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Arthur L. Ishman, USAF, Ret. They were married in Mayaguez on March 8, 1941. Her first trip to the...
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Rachel Hamilton Grubbs

January 25, 1916 - July 9, 2014

Rachel Hamilton Grubbs was born January 25, 1916 and went to be with the Lord on July 9th, 2014. She retired from Lockheed Martin as Chief Operator in the communications area. A longtime resident of Curtisville, PA, she recently lived in Pinellas Park, Florida. Rachel was a member of the Curtisville Presbyterian Church for many many years, then a member of East Union Presbyterian Church...
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Melissa Bearnice Bellino

May 2, 1933 - July 7, 2014

BELLINO, Melissa Bearnice, 81, of St. Petersburg, passed away the morning of July 7th. She is survived by her loving family. Mrs. Bellino's family is composing full life story as a formal obituary, please check back again.
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Shirley Bates Burdge

December 4, 1926 - July 6, 2014

BURDGE, Shirley (Bates): 87 of St. Petersburg (originally from Bridgeport, Ct.) peacefully passed away on July 6, 2014 after a long illness. Mrs. Burdge is the daughter of the late Helen and Carleton Bates. She is predeceased by her sister, Jean Defranco Keating, her husband, retired Detective Wilbur L. Burdge (Bridgeport Police Department), and her daughter, Cheryl Ann Burdge Wicklund. ...
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Elsie J Torano

February 21, 1926 - July 5, 2014

Torano, Elsie, 88, of Largo, FL, passed away on July 5th. A viewing will be held on Wed. 7/9 from 9-10am with a 10am service at the funeral home.
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Gary Allen Lees

July 28, 1958 - July 4, 2014

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Azilda Rita Plante

March 13, 1932 - June 30, 2014

Azilda R. Plante, 82, of Pinellas Park, Florida died June 30, 2014, after a short illness at Suncoast Hospice, Pinellas Park, Florida, with family at her side. Azilda was born in St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada on March 13, 1932, where she lived with her mother, Agnes Violette and father, Onsime Violette and eleven brothers and sisters. After her father's passing, they moved to Van...
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Charles E. "Pete" Van Vleet, Jr

September 13, 1935 - June 25, 2014

Van Vleet, Charles "Pete" E. Jr, 78 (Retired USMC), of St. Petersburg, passed into eternal sleep on June 25, 2014 at his home. Pete faithfully served in the United State Marine Corps for 31 years, retiring in 1980 as a First Sergeant. While serving, he completed 6 tours during the Vietnam War and another 2 tours in the Korean War. His courageous service earned him 4 Purple Hearts as well as a...
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Frances A. Hall

April 2, 1926 - June 22, 2014

Hall, Frances A., "Milly", 88, of St. Petersburg, passed away on June 22, 2014. She was a member of Suncoast Cathedral. Frances is survived by her daughter Roberta Carnovale and husband Frank; granddaughter Melissa Carnovale Dias and grandson Ross Carnovale; great-grandchildren Mackenzie and Addison and her sister Josie Salvo. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 26 at 5pm at...
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Dale Pope

March 23, 1928 - June 19, 2014

Dale L. Pope, Dale came into this world on March 23, 1928, in Braceville, IL, to Alfred and Hazel (Jones) Pope. He was the fifth child of ten children. He grew up in a typical Midwestern atmosphere. After graduating from high school, Dale, enlisted in the Navy. He had a long and distinguished career. He was part of the greatest generation ever that served in WWII. He then transferred to...
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Beverly Jean MacCartney

September 24, 1922 - June 17, 2014

MacCartney, Beverly, passed away June 17, 2014 at the age of 91. She was a devoted wife and mother, and an accomplished professional portrait artist. Originally from St. Louis, MO, she found her field in pastel portraiture at an early age, studying with J. Scott McNutt, Ritchie Cooper (an illustrator with the SATURDAY EVENING POST), and Dolly Anderson. Her portraits hang in many collections...
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Robert W Pope

September 6, 1921 - June 16, 2014

POPE, Robert W, 92, of St. Petersburg passed away June 16, 2014 at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He was born in London, England in 1921. He served 7 years in WWII with the British Army. Bob met his wife Sarah (aka Sally) in London and they got married May 21st, 1949. Robert and Sally immigrated to America in January of 1955. He was a chef and worked at Royal Albert Hall in London, John...
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Jack Sverre Holmes

June 22, 1929 - June 11, 2014

HOLMES, Jack Sverre, 84, of Largo died June 11th 2014 at Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park. Jack is survived by his two sons, David and John (wife Patricia), daughter Lynne and brother Donald. Jack Holmes was born June 22nd 1929 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in St. Petersburg, graduating from St. Petersburg High School with the class of 1947. He lived in Largo with his wife, Mary,...
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Dominick J Florio

May 1, 1928 - June 9, 2014

Dominick John Florio was born on May 1, 1928, in New York City. His parents were Italian immigrants from Bari. He had one sister, Ann. Dominick lost his mother when he was seven-years-old and he and his sister were raised by his father and several aunts. As he grew, into a 6ft-4in tall man, sometimes called "Moose" by his army buddies, he watched his Queens neighborhood grow from a rural...
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Sarah Emma Logan

July 15, 1920 - May 29, 2014

Sarah Emma Sams "Sammy" Logan, 93, of St. Petersburg, entered into eternal rest on May 29, 2014 peacefully with family at bedside. She was born July 15, 1920, in Georgetown, Kentucky, sixth of nine children of Ernest R. and Edna Cart Sams. She graduated from college at 19 and taught in a one room school in the mountains of KY before marrying Richard F. Logan and moving to Florida in 1946. Kind...
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Lois Janet Dennison Butler

September 6, 1926 - May 29, 2014

Butler, Lois Janet Dennison, 87, of Apollo Beach, passed away May 29, 2014. She was born in Battle Creek, MI on Sept. 6, 1926 to George and Jesse Dennison. Lois was preceded in death by her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, "Bud" of 65 years, who passed away 2012; sister Barbara Jean Shaw and brother Donald Dennison. Lois and Bud also lost their only son Randolph Todd Butler "Randy"...
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Joanne Rhodes

November 18, 1937 - May 29, 2014

Rhodes, Joanne, 76, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at Bon Secours Maria Manor. She was predeceased by her mother, Anna Williams, and her father, Walter George Ramey and brother Harold. She is survived by 4 sisters Blanche, Loretta, Patsy, and Wanda, a brother Larry, 5 children Theresa, Debbie, Paul, John, and Dusty, 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 4 great...
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Glenda Kay Mitchell

June 18, 1950 - May 23, 2014

Mitchell, Glenda Kay, 63, of St. Petersburg, passed away on May 23rd, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Jessica; granddaughter Ja-Mya; partner Wayne; brothers Doyle, Jerry and Dennis; sisters Cathy, Diane and Sharon. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd from 12:30 – 2:30pm with the service at 2:30pm at the funeral home.
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Kenneth Neil Bystrom

July 3, 1914 - May 23, 2014

Kenneth Neil Bystrom was born in Ashland, Wisconsin on July 3, 1914 to Swedish immigrant parents, Israel and Ingeborg Bystrom. He had four brothers, Joseph, George, Wilhelm, Dale, and three sisters, Edith, Judy and Jeanette. He became a Christian at an early age and felt called to the ministry as a young adult. He attended Northern Baptist Seminary and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago,...
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Orville E Hall

May 22, 1940 - May 22, 2014

Hall, Orville E, 74, of Pinellas Park. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was born in Cleveland, TN, served in the Navy and was a respected Sergeant of the P.P.P.D. for 35years. He leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Maddie; daughters Debbie Pounders and Karen Hotalen; son Michael Hall; grandchildren Justin, Jennifer, Cody, Travis, Drew, Kasey and Trevor;...
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Francis "Bill" McNerny

March 31, 1927 - May 19, 2014

McNerny, Francis "Bill", 87, of Kenneth City, FL passed away on May 19th, 2014. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Belen, New Mexico for 50 years. He was an avid football fan. Survived by his wife of 30years Frances McNerny; daughters Victoria (David) Whitman and Deborah (Vincent) Adams; grandchildren Kimberly and Zachary Adams; many nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held on Sunday, May...
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Elsie Ione Copper Kremer

November 26, 1930 - May 13, 2014

Cooper Kremer, Elsie I., 83, of St. Petersburg, was called home on May 13th, 2014. She was born Nov. 26, 1930 in Fisher, IL and grew up in Indiana. She moved to Pinellas County in 1964. She was first married to Emery Elvin Cooper Jr who passed in July 2001. Elsie then married Dwaine Kremer in 2007. She worked as a nurse at St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. She and Elvin had...
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Leonora Bergbauer Bower Dykes

February 8, 1928 - May 13, 2014

Bower, Leonora Bergbauer (Dykes) died May 13th, 2014. Born February 8, 1928 in Wahlersdorf, Germany, she grew up during turbulent times. She came of age during World War II and witnessed mass destruction of her country just as she was coming into womanhood. After the war she met and married Joseph Adam Bower, himself displaced by the war from his home in East Prussia. In 1951 with a small...
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Mary "Eloise" Greene

April 28, 1927 - May 12, 2014

Greene, Mary "Eloise", 87, of St. Petersburg, fell asleep in the Lord at home on May 12, 2014. She had been a resident of St. Petersburg since 1969 where she worked for St. Anthony's Hospital and Bayfront Medical Center as well as the Nurses Registry as a registered nurse. She grew up in Sarasota and graduated from Sarasota High School where she was in the band. She completed the nursing program...
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Jill Marie Crumley

February 29, 1980 - May 8, 2014

Crumley, Jill Marie, 34, of Pinellas Park, FL, passed away on May 8th, 2014. Every day she lived life to the fullest. Survived by her children Diego Gaud and Wes Gaud; parents Thomas (Jeannine) Crumley and Julia (Buchele) Doane; aunts, uncles and friends. A gathering will be held on Tuesday the 13th from 4-5pm with a memorial service at 5pm.
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Mary P Farrell

November 12, 1923 - May 8, 2014

Farrell, Mary P. "Polly" passed away on May 8th, 2014. She was born in Gastonia, NC in 1923. She graduated from Montreat College and married Ralph P. Farrell Jr. in 1945. They moved to Florida in 1952, first living in Sarasota and then moving to St. Petersburg in 1965. Polly was predeceased by her husband, Ralph. She is survived by her daughters, Patti (Wayne) Wyatt and Lou Farrell; her sons,...
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Francis Fisichella

July 28, 1919 - April 30, 2014

Fisichella, Francis, 94, of Pinellas Park, passed away April 30, 2014. He is survived by a loving family. Service will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, May 7th 1pm.
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Edith Mary Jenkins

March 4, 1923 - April 27, 2014

Jenkins, Edith Mary, another one of our greatest generation, passed from this earth April 27, 2014. Edith was born on March 4, 1923 to Alfred W. Roberts and Semalena Roberts in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She was preceded in death by her only brother Alfred W. Roberts Jr. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1941 and enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 and became an Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd...
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Kokab Jiries Kakesh

September 10, 1946 - April 27, 2014

Kokab Jiries Kakesh, age 67, of Belleair, FL, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Pinellas Park, FL. She was born on September 10, 1946 in Aman, Jordan. Kokab was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. She enjoyed religous activites. Kokab will be remembered by her loving children: Murad N Kakesh and Maurice N Kakesh and loving family. Predeceased in death by her husband Nasser E....
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John Edward Casey

August 25, 1920 - April 24, 2014

Casey, John Edward 93, of St. Petersburg, passed away surrounded by his loving family in Bay Pines Hospice facility. He served in the US Army as a medic in WWII. He was recognized for his distinguished service in furthering the aims and ideals of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United Sates. He served as the national president for the China, Burma, and India Veterans Association. He was an...
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Genevieve Jane Orinick

July 4, 1922 - April 22, 2014

Orinick (Seprish), Genevieve "Genni" Jane, went home to God on Tuesday, April 22nd, surrounded in love after a yearlong valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer and recently congestive heart failure. Born in Show Shoe, PA on July 4th, 1922, she lived a rich, full life. She attended St. John's Catholic School, Bellefonte High School,and Robert Morris Business School in Pittsburgh, PA. Coming...
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Raymond P Yvon

March 17, 1939 - April 21, 2014

Yvon, Raymond, 75, of St. Petersburg, passed away April 21st, 2014. He is survived by his siblings Jeanette Rodier, Normand Evon, friend Kathleen Flanagan, brother Bernard (Gail) Yvon and several nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held at the funeral home Friday the 25th from 5-7pm, a service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on the 26th at 10am.
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Christine Lorraine Grondin

November 14, 1918 - April 20, 2014

Grondin, Christine, 95, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away on April 20th, 2014. She was a strong, loving and kind person who faced life with a positive attitude. She is survived by her children Marlene Mock, Sandy Miller, Robert Grondin, Jerry Grondin and Linda Sahebekhtiari; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
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Ruth E. Mansfield

November 1, 1925 - April 16, 2014

Ruth E. (Sanders) Mansfield died April 16, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was predeceased by her husband, William B. Mansfield, who she shared 64 years of marriage. Ruth and Bill traveled greatly enjoying cruises and seeing all of the 50 United States. Ruth was the first woman to be appointed to the Newburyport License Commission, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 150 and she...
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Lorraine Marone

August 16, 1927 - April 11, 2014

Marone, Lorraine, 86, of Treasure Island, FL passed away on April 11, 2014. Born in Chicago, IL and moved to FL in 1970 where she began nursing. She is a musician at heart. Survived by her children Kathleen (Tom) Dusil and Mark (Robin) Clark; grandchildren Heather (Eric Hudson) Dusil and Catherine (Joe) Overmann; great grandchildren Charles and Sophia Overmann; step-son Peter (Peggy) Marone and...
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Esther Wickersham Allcutt

December 28, 1914 - April 7, 2014

Allcutt, Esther Wickersham, 99, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away on April 7th, 2014. She was an avid reader and had a passion for gardening. She loved her yorkie George. She is preceded in death by her husband of 73years! Bud! and her son Philip. She is survived by her daughters Diana, Claudia and Pamela, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. There will be a private family service.
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Joseph Cruz Genilo

October 19, 1965 - April 6, 2014

Joseph Cruz Genilo was born in Queens, New York on October 19,1965 and passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 48 on April 6, 2014 at Bay Pines Verteran's Hospital, Bay Pines, Fl. Joe served in the US Navy for 9 years as an Electronics Warfare Specialist and then as an optician for several years. He is survived by his father, Camilo D. Genilo, his sister, Maria Genilo-Delgado, and...
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Mary Lou Ham

October 7, 1925 - April 4, 2014

Mary Lou Britt Ham (October 7, 1925--April 4, 2014) Born in Ojus, Florida (Miami/Dade), Mary Lou grew up in a family of eight brothers and sisters, helping on the family farm in Turkey Creek, Florida, where she learned the life-long values of God, family, hard work, frugality, cleanliness, careful maintenance of possessions, self-motivation, and self-discipline. As a young girl, attending...
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Elaine K Bock

April 3, 2014

Heaven's gates opened wide for Elaine "Sunny" Bock on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. She was an angel on earth, leaving a path of kindness, compassion and love… enriching and bringing light to every life she touched throughout her 87 years. Nicknamed "Sunny" in nursing school at the early age of 17 for her sunny disposition and contagious smile, she spread "Sun"shine everywhere during her life as...
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Caroline B. Williamson

October 3, 1921 - March 26, 2014

Mrs. Caroline B Williamson, 92, of St Petersburg, FL, died peacefully surrounded by her family March 26, 2014, at Suncoast Hospice, She was loved dearly by her son William B Williamson, her daughters Lynne Lovett, and Barbara Wilmarth, her 11 Grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Caroline was an involved member of the Woman's Club of St. Petersburg, the MOAA Officers' Wives Club, Snell Isle...
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Alfreda L Sherer

September 7, 1917 - March 25, 2014

Sherer, Alfreda L., 96, of Indian Shores, passed away Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. Along with her husband of 71 years, Carl, she was an officer in Hughes Manufacturing and later Sherer Manufacturing, Inc. for 51 years. Alfreda enjoyed traveling with her husband and daughter. She was a member of the Church of Christ Scientist. She was preceded in death by husband Carl and sisters Helen and...
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Martin Willard Pierce, Sr.

March 25, 1925 - March 24, 2014

Pierce, Martin Willard Sr., 89, of Clearwater, FL, passed away on March 24, 2014. He is dancing in Heaven as he was reunited with the love of his life and favorite dance partner, his wife of 62years, Dorothy Jane Pierce, who preceded him to Heaven in 2007. Martin is survived by his children, Martin W. Pierce Jr. (Suzie), Joy Pierce Kelly, Tammi Pierce Rudge (Wayne). His sisters Irene, Lois and...
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Roxanna Jamsky

July 29, 1972 - March 20, 2014

Roxanna Jamsky (Walton), 41, was born July 29th, 1972 and passed March 20th, 2014. She was a native of Florida and resided in Pinellas Park, Florida. She is survived by her loving husband Thomas Jamsky; daughters Elizabeth Walton, Stephanie Jamsky and a grandson. She was daughter to Wanda Galligan and step-father Dale Galligan; sister to Juanita Biggs and Rhonda Wassmer. She was preceded in...
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Joseph Marino

June 5, 1921 - March 20, 2014

Marino, Joseph, 92, of Palm Harbor, FL, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was born in Wakefield, MA. Joseph served in the Navy for 5 years, was a veteran of WWII and a Pearl Harbor Survivor. He was preceded in death by his wife Cynthia. Joseph is survived by daughter, Linda Marino; two grandchildren, Donna and Craig and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at...
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Arnetta Louise Ontiveros

December 16, 1942 - March 19, 2014

Ontiveros, Arnetta, 71, of St. Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Bayfront Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband Jofe Ontiveros and a brother Norman Meadows. She is survived by daughters Deborah Ferguson of St. Petersburg and Carolyn "Sue" Reed of Akron, OH; two brothers Bill Meadows and wife Joan of Cincinnati, OH and Les Meadows of Whiteville, NC; sister...
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Cecilia Bida

November 2, 1922 - March 18, 2014

Bida, Cecilia, 91, of St. Petersburg, passed away March 18, 2014. She belonged to St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Cecilia is survived by son Walter, daughters Vera and Lydia; 5 grandsons and 3 great-grandsons. A visitation will be held from 2pm until 7pm on Friday, March 21st at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 9201...
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John R Brown

July 29, 1936 - March 15, 2014

Brown, John, 77, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away on March 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna Brown; daughters Nadine (Kenny) Deacon and Johnna Stosh; granddaughters Jessica (Eric), Jennifer and Julie; great grandsons Nathan and Matthew; sister Kathy Christen. Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Mary J Cox

May 29, 1930 - March 12, 2014

Cox, Mary J., passed away March 12, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife to Bill for 65years. Mother to David (Mary Kay), grandmother to Kelsey and Stacey, sister to Virginia Francis. Survived by extended family and friends. Mary was a devoted member of Northeast Park Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity. The funeral service will be...
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Anh Thi Ngo

August 10, 1937 - March 10, 2014

Ngo, Anh, 76, passed away on March 10, 2014. A viewing will be on Friday the 14th from 5-8pm, service on Saturday the 15th at 8:30am at Memorial Park Funeral Home.
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Gladys E. Rodriguez

March 17, 1939 - March 3, 2014

GLADYS E. RODRIGUEZ, age 74, of Weirsdale, FL, joined the angels on Monday, March 3, 2014. She is survived by her four children, Michael Rodriguez and wife Jaki Sue of Marble Hill, MO, Mark Rodriguez and wife Sheila of Weirsdale, FL, Mary Pichardo-Hernandez of Corona, NY, and Joseph Rodriguez of Spring Hill, FL. She leaves cherished grandchildren, Miguel Hidalgo of Spring Hill, FL, Marcos...
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Harold Merton Ellis

April 9, 1928 - March 1, 2014

Ellis, Harold M., 85, of St. Petersburg, passed away March 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace G. Ellis. Harold shared his life with 3 stepdaughters, a stepson, 4 sisters, multiple grandchildren and nieces and nephews who will miss him.
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Ronald Edward Craft

October 25, 1962 - February 24, 2014

Craft, Ronald Edward, Jr., 51, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away on February 24th, 2014.
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Richard Joseph Benoit

January 12, 1943 - February 23, 2014

BENOIT, Richard Joseph age 71, of Fredonia, KY, (winter resident of Pinellas Park), passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Born in Queens, NY, in 1943 and moved to Seminole, in 1959. He retired from Coca-Cola Company after 36 years of service. Shortly after retirement, he moved to Kentucky where he loved the slower life and his beautiful garden. Also, he was known to all as the most kind, unselfish...
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Peggy L Stampone-Fifer

March 21, 1951 - February 20, 2014

Stampone-Fifer, Peggy, 62, of St. Petersburg, passed away Feb. 20, 2014 at Bayfront Medical Center after a long illness. She is survived by her loving husband Bruce, children Sean (Franchesca) and Joseph; grandchildren Austin, Aiden, Kylie and Anthony; brothers John (Jackie) Gaunt and Robert (Sue) Gaunt, sister Linda Newell; nieces and nephews Amy, Jenny, Peggy Sue and Shirley Marie, Jamie, John...
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Ellen O'Connor

February 15, 1927 - February 16, 2014

O'Connor, Ellen, 87, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away February 16th, 2014. She is survived by her husband, together over 60years, Paul O'Connor; godchildren Mark Edward Shawley, Deborah (Glenn) Davis and Barbara (Steve) Herman; sister Peggyette Cox along with beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
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William J Nee

October 17, 1943 - February 15, 2014

William J. Nee died on February 15th, 2014 at Northside Hospital. Bill was born in New York City to Alphonsus and Helen (Moynan) Nee. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1969. Bill loved sports and home cooked meals. He was famous for his jokes and different sense of humor. Bill was predeceased by his parents and his younger brother, Gerald. Arrangements are being handled by Memorial Park...
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Herbert W Shook

October 27, 1931 - February 14, 2014

Shook, Herbert W. age 82, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. He was born on Oct. 27, 1931 in Williamsport, PA. He married Patricia Shook and moved to Florida where they owned and operated a local grocery store, Pinellas Park Food Center in Pinellas Park before moving on to a career in security for General Electric-Department of Energy from which he retired after 34 years. ...
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Pearl Evelyn Van Schooten

October 28, 1923 - February 11, 2014

Van Schooten, Pearl, 90, of St. Petersburg, FL went to be with the Lord on February 11, 2014. She was a ministers wife, married to Herman Van Schooten for 54 years, affiliated with Christian and Missionary Alliance. Survived by her children Robert (Janis) Van Schooten and Judy (Wayne) Thompson; grandchildren Joshua, Jason, Melissa, Kyle and Bryce. A viewing will be held at the funeral home...
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Federico Bellavista, Jr

December 5, 1954 - February 9, 2014

Bellavista Jr., Federico, 59, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on February 9, 2014. He is survived by his sisters Mildred Piolo-Conley and Sandra Harris; daughter Carla Horning. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11am.
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Francis M Paris

December 16, 1935 - February 9, 2014

Paris, Francis M., 78, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Sunday, February 9. He was born to the late Meade and Elizabeth Anne Paris, Dec. 16, 1935, in Steubenville, OH. Francis graduated as valedictorian from Steubenville High School, earned a BA from Northwestern University and a Master's in Public Health from the University of California - Berkeley. Francis pursued a career in public...
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Carol Ann Simmons

September 8, 1944 - February 5, 2014

Simmons, Carol A., 69 of St. Petersburg, FL Beloved Mother, caring Grandmother & Great Grandmother (Grammy), passed away Feb. 5th, 2014, joining her mother Helen McRee, brother Lee Schroeder, and Uncle Cliff Andrews. Born in Orlando, FL in 1944, raised her sons Bill and Larry in Pinellas County. Hardworking and dedicated mother, she started her career as assistant to Tom James of Raymond...
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Richard Leland Hess

October 14, 1922 - February 5, 2014

Richard Leland Hess, Sr. died February 5, 2014, at Golfview Heathcare Center. He was a long time member of Allendale United Methodist Church and a Veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by parents, Irving Leland Hess, and Josephine Frances Hess, wife, Mary Eleanor Hess and his brother Robert Edwin Hess. He is survived by two sons, Richard Leland Hess, Jr., William David Hess...
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Carl Edward Siska

November 7, 1928 - February 4, 2014

Siska, Carl Edward, age 85, of St. Petersburg, died peacefully at his home on February 4, 2014 under Hospice care. Carl is predeceased by his loving wife Marie Johanna Siska and survived by his daughters Karen Higgins (David), Donna Rima (Rich), and Nancy Mobberley (David); grandchildren Frank Aaron, Andrea Leslie and Justin James Higgins. Originally from Schenectady, NY the Siska family moved...
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Frank Joshua Vento

July 6, 1965 - February 3, 2014

Vento, Frank, 48, of Seminole, FL, passed away on February 3, 2014. Served as a Lieutenant for the City of Seminole Fire Department and as a fire inspector for the City of Gulfport. Survived by his wife of 23years Lisa Vento; children Christopher and Megan Vento; mother Mary K. Vento; sister Betsy Athey; nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th...
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Jeanette Alice Wilmot

August 14, 1937 - January 31, 2014

Wilmot, Jeanette, 76, of Pinellas Park, FL, passed away on January 31st, 2014. Born August 14, 1937 in West Virginia and moved to Florida in 1962. She retired from Pinellas Central Elementary. Preceded in death by her husband of 45years William Wilmot. Survived by her children Sherrie Hoyt and James (Jennifer) Wilmot; grandchild Alma (Jason); great grandchild Will; brother Wayne Mitchell; sisters...
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Alicia Espinosa

June 6, 1927 - January 31, 2014

Espinosa, Alicia, 86 years old passed away on January 31, 2014. Ms. Espinosa came to St. Petersburg from Union City, NJ. She is survived by her companion, Aldo Garcia and her children Armando de la Fuente (Carmen) of Spotswood, NJ and Cynthia Gaffrey, St. Petersburg, FL. Additionally, Ms. Espinosa is the loving grandmother to Jason de la Fuente (Patricia), Nichole Valente (Mike) Eric...
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Bernard W. "Bernie" Sadowski

July 27, 1962 - January 25, 2014

Sadowski, Bernard Walter "Bernie", born July 24, 1962, passed January 25, 2014. He was predeceased by his parents John and Virginia and his loving niece Alexandra. Bernie is survived by his wife of 24 years, Amy; brother, Jack (Margie); sisters, Pauline (Bob) and JoAnn; many nieces, nephews, cousins, brother-in-law Russ and sister-in-law Eden. He was an avid fisherman and loved to hunt, boat...
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Helen L Macbeth

July 16, 1920 - January 23, 2014

Macbeth, Helen L., 93, of Seminole, died January 23, 2014. She came to St. Petersburg in 1962 from Evansville, Indiana. Helen moved to Seminole in 2004. She was a retired medical secretary. A member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg. Also a life member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1140. A life member of D.A.V. Auxiliary. Services at...
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Charles N Knapper

January 19, 1930 - January 22, 2014

Knapper, Charles N., 84, of St. Petersburg, passed away Jan. 23, 2014. He is survived by his daughter Debbie and her daughter Tracey and two great-grandchildren.
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Antoinette Vogt

March 12, 1928 - January 22, 2014

Antoinette "Clairmont" Vogt, 85, of Clearwater, Florida, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in her home. She was born on March 12, 1928 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Antoinette graduated in 1946 from North Attleboro high school. She married Edmund Vogt in 1953; they resided in Norton, Massachusetts where she was employed for the Town of Norton, in the School System, before they moved to...
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Mary E Scafe

October 24, 1924 - January 19, 2014

Scafe, Mary, 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 19th. A service will be held at the funeral home January 22nd at 10am.
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Ruth D Meidhof

September 14, 1924 - January 16, 2014

Meidhof, Ruth, 89, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on January 16th, 2014 She graduated from Perth Amboy General Hospital in 1945 as a Registered Nurse. She was an animal lover, especially her dogs. She is predeceased by her son Herbert. Survived by her children Rusty Engel, Old Town, FL, Nancy Meidhof and Joy Ashton both of St. Petersburg; grandchildren Rich McKay, Brian McKay, Lisa Marie,...
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Charles Wayne Traylor

June 3, 1943 - January 13, 2014

Traylor, Charles, 70, of Clearwater, FL, passed away on January 13, 2014. Survived by his wife, Patricia; children Phillip, Tiffany, Kathleen (Bob), Kenneth, Denis and Ronnie (Ba); 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday the 17th at 5pm.
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Amada Gasca Crowley

January 11, 1946 - January 13, 2014

Crowley, Amada Gasca, 68, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on January 13, 2014. She will be missed dearly. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the funeral home.
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Betty Mae Knight

January 14, 1925 - January 13, 2014

KNIGHT, Betty Mae Fox, 88, passed peacefully on January 13, 2014 at her home of 66 years and is with her loved ones, father Harrison E. Fox and mother Frances Brown Fox. She also joined her brother, Harrison W. Fox; sister, Mary Alice Adams, and many dear friends. Betty Mae was lovingly brought into this world on January 14, 1925, in Coila, New York. She took great pleasure in being a mother,...
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Pauline L Foster

December 6, 1928 - January 10, 2014

Pauline Louise Foster, 85, of St.Petersburg passed away unexpectedly on January 10, 2014. She was born in Tampa, Florida on December 6, 1928. She was the only child out of six to be born in the United States. Her family moved back to the Cayman Islands when she was 3 years old because the Great Depression hit the United States. She grew up in her beloved Cayman Brac and moved to Florida in...
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Laurantina Harker

January 6, 2014

Harker, Laurantina "Nonie", of St. Petersburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 6th, 2014 with her family by her side. Nonie provided loving childcare in her home for many years. She changed the lives of all who knew her with her kind heart and loving nature. Nonie was a very, very special person. She is survived by her husband Stanley, loving sister Teddy, sons Lee and John and adopted daughter...
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Margie Ann Pecotte

April 23, 1926 - January 3, 2014

Pecotte, Margie Ann, 87, of Pinellas Park, FL, passed away on January 3rd, 2014. Beloved mother and sister. Survived by her children Jerilyn, Donald Jr. and Victor; brothers Alvin and Clyde; sisters Mag and Doris. Her generous spirit will live on. A viewing will be held on Tuesday the 7th from 10:30am to noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to Sacred...
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Gordon Powell

March 5, 1927 - January 2, 2014

Powell, Gordon, March 15, 1927 to January 2, 2014, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully at the Bay Pines VA Hospice with his loving wife Clarissa at his side. A WWII Navy veteran who served in the South Pacific aboard the USS Hyman DD-732. A member of Christ United Methodist Church, sang in the choir, member of the Heavenly Friends Class. Survived by 3 daughters: Cindy,...
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Richard G Little

December 29, 2013

Little, Richard G, 71, of Syracuse, NY, passed away Dec. 29th, 2013. He graduated from Onondaga Valley Academy in 1960. He worked at Centro until retirement. Since then, he has been dividing his retirement years between Florida and Syracuse. He is survived by his wife Nora; children Richard and Amy and grandson Nicholas. He was predeceased by his son Joseph. Funeral service will be held at...
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Ruth H McCormick

July 9, 1918 - December 27, 2013

McCormick, Ruth H., 95 of Holiday, passed away on December 27th, 2013. She is predeceased by her daughter Bobbie Jo. Survived by her sons Frank McCormick and Glen McCormick; grandchildren Lori, Nicole, Mike, Jamie and Frank. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Friday the 3rd from 1-2pm with a service at 2.
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Eva E Martin

August 4, 1927 - December 26, 2013

Martin, Eva E., 86, of Largo, passed away Dec. 26th, 2013. She was born Aug. 4, 1927 in Dunkirk, NY to Carl and Gertrude Goodwill. She graduated from Youngsville High School in Youngsville, Pa and attended Nyack College in Nyack, NY and Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, GA. Eva married Rev. Richard Martin in 1950. She is survived by her husband Richard of 63 years; 2 children Daniel (...
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Alice Coots Burnham

March 3, 1925 - December 26, 2013

Burnham, Alice Coots, 88, of St. Petersburg, went to be with the Lord on December 26, 2013. She was a veteran of the US Army Nursing Corps having served in Japan during WWII. Alice dedicated over 25 years as a Registered Nurse to Bayfront Medical Center, formerly Mound Park Hospital. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Coots and is survived by her two daughters, Susan White of Temple...
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Donald Wallace Vanderboegh

December 24, 2013

Vanderboegh, Donald Wallace, 85, of St. Petersburg, went home to Heaven on December 24, 2013. He was born in Rochester, NY in 1928 and resided in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. Donald moved to St. Petersburg in 1967 from Rochester, NY, where he had worked for Eastman Kodak. He worked at Orange Blossom Catering for the past 35 years as well as owned apartments in St. Petersburg with his late...
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Charles Mark Ludemann

April 2, 1953 - December 22, 2013

Ludemann, Charles Mark 60 died Sunday Dec. 22 at Northside Hospital. Survived by wife Gay and pre-deceased by daughter Sarah Rose. Friends may call at Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th Street North, Friday Dec. 27, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 P.M. with funeral services at 7 P.M.
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Maurice Xavier Barmes

January 24, 1926 - December 16, 2013

Barmes, Maurice Xavier, 87, of Pinellas Park, FL passed away on December 16, 2013. He enjoyed reading, listening to music, dancing and being outside. He was often seen chewing on his cigar. His passion was the stock market and real estate. Above all he was a family man. He is predeceased by his parents Frank and Marie Barmes; daughter Tonya Barmes; son-in-law Buck Hoelzer. Survived by wife of...
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Richard L Brodowski

April 18, 1929 - December 15, 2013

Brodowski, Richard, 84, of South Pasadena, FL passed away on December 15, 2013. He worked at Vulcan Tool Company and Gem City Engineering before he retired and moved to Florida. He was a member of Corinth Presbyterian Church. Survived by his wife of 63years, Betty Brodowski; children Daniel (Debbie) Brodowski and Linda (Mike) Thompson; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Private services...
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Stephen M Coester

March 28, 1956 - December 14, 2013

Steve was born in New Jersey to parents Donald and Crystal Coester. As a gifted student he was always trying to take things apart and see how they worked. He spent lots of time and money at Radio Shack finding projects to challenge him. He moved to Florida in middle school and spent much of his life here. He also lived in Matairie, Louisiana and Cummings, Georgia. Steve worked for an airline...
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Emeteria Rivera Lebron

April 12, 1934 - December 14, 2013

Lebron, Emeteria, 79, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on December 14, 2013. Born in Puerto Rico. She is survived by her son Nelson Lebron and her sister and brother. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday the 19th from 5-8pm with the service on Friday the 20th at 9:30am.
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Donald E Kelly

November 27, 1949 - December 13, 2013

Kelly, Donald E., 75, of St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully Dec. 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sharon; sons: Kerry Kelly and Deron Kelly, both Cincinnati, OH; sisters: Sandy Kelly and Linda Uchtman;6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Lillian Kelly and brother James Kelly.
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Geraldine "Judy" Trinciante

April 29, 1937 - December 12, 2013

Trinciante, Geraldine J., 76, of Pinellas Park, FL passed away on December 12th, 2013. She will be missed dearly.
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Irene Gizesky Leuffgen

February 20, 1921 - December 12, 2013

Leuffgen, Irene Gizesky, 92, passed away Dec. 12, 2013. She was born on Feb. 20, 1921 in Chicago, IL and married William Edward Leuffgen on May 16, 1942. Irene has two daughter Sharon Joy Leuffgen Makowski and Billie Darlene Leuffgen Wheeler. She had four grandchildren: Richard "Randy" Makowski, Shari Power, Brian Makowski and Lana Beck; ten great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren....
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