TSCHABRUNN, Pearl, 94, of New Port Richey died Wednesday, September 4, 2002. She is survived by sisters, Esther Mandel, New Port Richey and Ruth Lutz, New York City, N.Y.
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WARGO, Daniel F., 72, passed away September 2, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Zephyrhills; a son, Douglas E. Wargo of Hughesville, Pa.; a daughter, Theresa and Clifford Nagle of LaPlata, Md.; four grand-children, Courtney Wargo, Danielle Nagle, Seth Nagle and Rebecca Wargo; three sisters, Anna Kawa and Mike of Williamsport, Pa., Regina and Austin Phillips of Nipomo, Calif., and Julia Dee of Plains, Pa.; six brothers, John and Dorothy Wargo of Roland Heights, Calif., Andrew J. Wargo of Muncy Valley, Pa., Monsignor Robert Wargo of Orefield, Pa., Michael and Patty Wargo of Shenandoah, Pa., Steven Wargo of Mahanoy City, Pa., and Richard Wargo of Shenandoah, Pa. Mr. Wargo was a Veteran of the Army and Navy serving in Korea, and a Catholic. He came to the Zephyrhills area in 1995 from Hughesville, Pa. Donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 7066 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541.
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CHEPEL, Lyndia, 78, of Port Richey died Sept. 6, 2002. Survived by husband, John; daughters, Connie Anspach, Deborah Dean and Patricia Mallis; four siblings; and six grandchildren.
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FIRST, Mary Leona, 72, of Zephyrhills, passed away September 7, 2002. She was a native of Akron, Ohio and a member of the First Baptist Church. Mary was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3752, and VFW Auxiliary Post 8154. She was self employed at First Refrigeration for 22 years and worked as a Physical Therapy aide for seven years at East Pasco Medical Center. Mary also volunteered at the Neighborhood Care Center and was selected Citizen of the Year of Zephyrhills in 1962-63. She was Book Chairman of the East Pasco Christian Women's Club. Survivors include her two sons, Greg and wife, Jenny First of Dade City and Gary and wife, Tina First of Zephyrhills; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Sarah and John First, all of Zephyrhills, Kristen and Evan Alston of Dade City and Valerie and Marky Beverlin of Zephyrhills. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 10 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Steve Odom, officiating. Interment will follow in Oakside Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday (today) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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GIBSON, Gladys Nellie, 95, passed away September 6, 2002 in Zephyrhills. Survived by her son, Robert Reynolds of Zephyrhills; two step-sons, Norman R. Rael of Mentor, Ohio and Rudolph Gibson of Sebastian, Fla.; and special friends, William Koliba and Betty Kemerer, both of Zephyrhills. Gladys came to this area in 1968 from Cleveland, Ohio. Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 7066 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541.
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PATEMAN, Meredith Neel, 91, of Ridge Manor, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 in Tampa. She is survived by two daughters, Arlene Guellnitz of Colonia, N.J. and Nancy Anderson at Tampa; one brother, Robert Neel of Goldendale, Wash.; three sisters, Marguerite Rogers of Brooksville, Fla., Juliana Carroll of Sharon, Conn. and Eileen Keller of Smithfield, R.I.; and three grandchildren, Christopher Roy Anderson, Meredith Anderson and Ross Guellnitz. A native of Orlando, Fla., she had been a resident of Ridge Manor for over 30 years. She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught in Florida and New Jersey for 25 years. She was a member of the Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home with Rev. Deborah Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at the Oakland Cemetery in Oakland, Fla. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.
BOHANNON, Myrtle, E. (Overstreet) 75, passed away on September 7, 2002 in Tampa. She is survived by three daughters, Peggy Selph Fry and her husband, Wes, Anita Selph Smith and Marleia Bohannon Solari and her husband, Noonie; two sons, Edmond Selph and H. Beau Bohannon and his wife, Tina; a sister, Faye Bennett; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
BUTZ, Catherine Fassnacht `Kayte`, 77, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; parents, Louis and Mary Fassnacht; five brothers; and one sister. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Jim Wilson, with whom she made a home; grandchildren, Jim Wilson, Brenda Heister and her husband, Bill; her great-grand-daughter, Megan Heister; four sisters, Elizabeth, Mary, Helen and Barbara; and one brother, Walter. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Kayte retired from National Homes Corporation after 25 years of service. She moved to the area 10 years ago. Kayte was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, worked at the polls for Hillsborough County Elections and volunteered weekly at the San Jose Mission, Thorn Homeless Mission, Brandon Hospital and the Veterans Hospital. She was active with the American Legion Auxiliary and Senior Center. She also sewed lap quilts, comfort animals and therapy blankets as part of her charity work. A memorial service will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi, Thursday, September 12, 2002, at 10 a.m.. A memorial service will be at Boniface Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind., Friday, September 20, 2002 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Jose Mission or St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Special thanks to the staff at Baptist Hospital
COCHRAN, James C., 60, of Tampa, passed away September 6, 2002. A lifelong resident of Tampa, he was a Christian and is preceded in death by his son, David. He is survived by his loving wife, Velma Cochran of Tampa; his mother, Annie Cochran of Thonotosassa; his daughter, Sheryl Cochran of Tampa; daughter-in-law, Lori Cochran of Palm Coast, Florida; his sister, Betty Timmons of Thonotosassa; and his granddaughter, Allison Cochran. Visitation will be held Monday, September 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. with Services on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 689-8121.
DAVIES, Sidney Maurice, 87, of Tampa, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 at Carrollwood Care Center under the care of family and LifePath Hospice of Hillsborough County which the family wants to express their gratitude for all their help and caring. He was born in Webster, Fla. and moved to Tampa in 2001 from St. Petersburg. Mr. Davies retired from Prudential Insurance after 25 years. He is survived by two sons, Michael J. and Bill; three daughters, Gloria J. Lewis, Jean A. Coffill and Nancy E. Kendall; a brother, William; two sisters, Malissa Baum and Irene Higgins; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
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DiVETA, Casilda `Dolly`, of Tampa, passed away September 6, 2002. A native of New York City and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mrs. DiVeta was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Arthur J. DiVeta, and is survived by her son, Jack A. DiVeta and wife, Susan of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Janda J. Owen and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, David and Ryan Dougherty, Jared Owen, Anthony J. and Rachel S. DiVeta; and sister, Jeannie Byrd. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Terrance Sowoda officiating. Interment will follow in Centro Asturiano Memorial Park. Pallbearers include Jack DiVeta, Jeff Owen, David and Ryan Dougherty, Fred Byrd, Dr. Frederick L. Slone, Anthony DiVeta and Oscar Alvarez. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33609 in loving memory of Mrs. DiVeta. The family will receive friends Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the chapel of Christ the King Catholic Church.
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FAGG, Charles `Charley` F., Sr., 65, passed away Sept. 6, 2002. He was preceded in death by his son, Charles F. Fagg, Jr. and grandson, Shawn Sanderson. Survivors include his wife, Claudette R. Fagg of Plant City; one son, Kevin T. Johnson of Plant City; two daughters, Denise R. Negrin of Wesley Chapel and Pamela L. Sanderson of St. Petersburg; one step-daughter, Muriel Sweeney of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Margaret Hall of Lithia and Lucy Newsom of Brandon; four grandchildren, Alexander Negrin, Jennifer, Shane, and Tiffany Wilhelm. He was a longtime resident of the Brandon area, a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Seffner and a retired Teamsters Steward of the Local Union #79 I.B.E.W. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, 2 p.m., at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. Family will receive friends today, Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
FALES, Evelyn F., 84, passed away Sep. 7, 2002. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 29 years, James P. Fales, Sr.; daughter, Gloria Fales Bailey; and infant son, Tommy Gene Fales. Survivors include two sons, James P. Fales, Jr. of Plant City and Tommy E. Fales of Land O' Lakes; three daughters, Brenda F. Carter and Kathy Jo Griffis, both of Valrico and Leona Collins of New Port Richey; four sisters, Bertha Lassiter of Tampa, Beatrice Doyle of Odessa, Marian Smith of Thonotosassa and Winnie Wacaser of Zephyrhills; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandchild. She was a longtime resident of Hillsborough Co., a member of Seffner Church of Christ, former member of The Keysville Women's Club, and taught ceramic classes. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2002, 2 p.m. at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
FARIES, William, 69, of Tarpon Springs died Sept. 7, 2002. Survived by companion, Charolette Tabolino; sons, Ryan and William; daughter, Debbie McCloud; and grandson, Russell.
LMASONIC LINSKY, Marshall, 76, passed away in Clearwater on Sunday, September 8, 2002. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was a lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area. He was a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Loretta; four sons, David and wife, Nancy, Donald and wife, Debra, Mark and wife, Elaine and Mitchell and wife, Erin; brother, Eugene and wife, Gerry; sister, Francine Levine and husband, Bruce; 11 grandchildren, Sam, Stacie, Ron, Jessica, Eric, Jacob, Matthew, Lauren, Edward, Shannon and Meya Linsky; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Linsky was co-founder and owner of Tampa Wholesale Plumbing Supply for 36 years. He was a 52 year member of Congregation Rodeph Shalom where he served as Vice President and President of the Men's Club. He was Chairman of Israeli Bonds, Campaign Chairman for the Tampa Jewish Federation and Executive Board Member of the Golda Meier Center. He was founder and served as President of the Foundation and Board Member of Menorah Manor, St. Petersburg. He was a Shriner, a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Scottish Rite in Tampa. He was a US Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving on th e USS Saratoga. A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Congregation Rodeph Shalom with Interment Rites following at Rodeph Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Menorah Manor or Congregation Rodeph Shalom.
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MENDEZ-PHILPOTT, Xavier Luis, Infant, passed away September 2, 2002. He is survived by his father, Kenneth and mother, Joanna; and both paternal and maternal grandparents.
MEYER, David J., 64, retired Army SGM, died at his Brandon home Sunday, September 8, 2002. Mr. Meyer is preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey; brother, Dennis Meyer; and brother-in-law, Jack Kirby. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Barbara; daughter, Elizabeth Horton and husband, James; grandchildren, Allie, Jeffrey and Andrew Horton; sisters, Marlene Jugel and her husband, Richard and Dorothea Janssen and her husband, Roger; brothers, Arlan Meyer and his wife, Loretta and Larry Meyer and his wife, Kathy; sisters-in-law, Debbie Meyer and Marlene Kirby. David spent 26 years in Army Intelligence, mostly in foreign countries, doing a job he loved. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1880, Elks Lodge #2283 and the Eagles Lodge #3566. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made, in his memory, to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at 12:00 p.m. with interment to follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the funeral home chapel.
NORTON, Richard J., CAPT., USN (Ret), 71, died Friday, September 6, 2002, at home as a result of Alzheimer's Disease. Dick is survived by his wife, Linda Bogner-Norton and five children; five grandchildren; one sister; and two brothers. Dick was predeceased by his wife, Marie Bourgeois Norton. A native of Massachusetts, Dick was a resident of Tampa for more than 25 years. A member of MENSA, Dick served 27 years in the United States Navy as a fighter pilot and as a Communications Support Officer. After his military retirement, Dick spent an additional fifteen years as a defense contractor. Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 4 p.m. at the Mark III Funeral Home South Tampa Chapel. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Brain Bank at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Funeral Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on October 9, 2002.
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PERSALL, Ardith Gannon, 79, of Brandon, died Sept. 7, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Jack; and loving family.
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POMPEO, Vincenza, 79, of Tarpon Springs died September 7, 2002. Survived by sons, Mario, Ambrose and Michael; daughter, Lucia; brother, John Coppotelli; and five grandchildren.
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REYNIERS, Yvonne A., 61, of Clearwater, died Sept. 7, 2002. Survived by two brothers; one sister; two nieces; one nephew; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
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ROGAN, Heath Bartly, age 19, of Tampa and New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away September 3, 2002 in New Orleans. He was the beloved son of Chrissie and Daniel and brother of Jessica. He attended Chamberlain High School and was currently attending University of New Orleans. Heath loved fishing, baseball and traveled extensively with his family. He leaves behind his loving family including great-aunts, Bernie and Bessie Rogan and Dr. Ruth Benerito; aunt, Dale and husband, Sam Giafagleone; uncles, Mike and David Rogan; and cousins, Stacy, Brian and Stevie Giafagleone and Sean Rogan of New Orleans; great-grandmother, Alice Mercer; grandmother, Shirley Hewitson; uncles, Jeffery and wife, Susan Hewitson, Paul and wife, Debbie Hewitson; and cousins, Rebecca, Mark, Emma, Jessica, James, Matthew and Reece Hewitson of Sydney, Australia. A Funeral Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 Florida Ave., with interment to follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. In lieu or flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army ARC, 13901 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33613 in memory of Heath. The family will receive friends this evening, Monday, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the chapel of GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME