BAHR, Michael Lee, 54, passed away March 20, 2003. He moved to Tampa from Elkhart, Ind. in 1981. He is survived by his mother, Flora Mae Barnard-Phillips; brothers, Clifford (Somchi), Maryland, Timothy, Tampa and Danny, Washington; sister, Lois Ann Myers, Tampa; stepbrothers, Christopher and John; stepsisters, Christine and Melissa all of Elkhart, Ind. He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce. Michael was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church, Seffner, Fla., and he graduated from Elkhart, Ind. with the class of 1969.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services
BEHNKE, MR. Elmer R., 85, of Sun City Center died March 30, 2003 at South Bay Hospital. He is survived by his loving family.
LEWERS FUNERAL HOME
CIRINA, Margaret V., 92, Largo died Sunday, March 30, 2003. Survived by nephew, three nieces, many great-nephews and nieces, and one sister. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Largo
DUBROWIN, Elizabeth Anne (Stanley, Russell), of Vernon, Connecticut, formerly of Tampa, 50, passed away Friday, March 28, 2003. She graduated from Robinson High School, and the University of Tampa. She is survived by her son, Sheldon of Israel; husband John Dubrowin of Vernon, Connecticut; parents, Jim and Jeanette Russell, brother, Stephen Stanley, sister, Elaine Weiner, all of Tampa; and many loving relatives in Memphis, Tennessee, Tampa, Florida, California, and Vernon, Connecticut.
DUQUETTE, Albertine, 96, of Tampa passed away Saturday, March 29, 2003. She had lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1977, coming from Bristol, Conn., and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Tampa. She is survived by her son, Norman; daughter, Mary Lou Geis and husband, Jeff of Tampa; and two grandchildren, Nicole and Marcus Kempton. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Stall Rd. and N. Dale Mabry. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory, may be made to WILDLIFE ON EASY STREET, 12801 Easy St., Tampa, FL 33625.
Glass Funeral Home 932-5308
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EMANUELLI, Adelaida S., age 88, of Tampa passed away March 30, 2003. A native of Albonito, Puerto Rico and resident of Tampa for 15 years, Mrs. Emanuelli is survived by her daughter, Carmen A. Emanuelli; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other loving family members.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
FIPPS, Donald F., 72, of Tampa passed away Saturday, March 29, 2003. He worked for Speedling, Inc., Old Sun City for 18 years and was an Army Veteran. he is survived by his wife, Gertrude M.; daughters, Sandra D. Yeager and Sharon C. McIntire; sisters, Charlotte Zimmerman and Marilyn Porell; grandchildren, Kenneth, Heather and Steven.
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GALVEZ, Juana Anatolia, 79, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rafael A. Galvez. Survivors include her beloved sons, Pedro Galvez and Mario and his wife, Aleida; sisters, Carmen Cossio and Clara Diaz of Miami, Esperanza Machin of Tampa and Josefa Garrido of Santa Clara, Cuba; four grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. She was born in Guanabacoa, Cuba, resided in Placetas, Cuba until 1969 and has been a resident of Tampa for more than 30 years. She retired from the School Board of Hillsborough County after working 13 years at Jefferson High School in Tampa. She was also an Avon representative for more than 20 years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Boza & Roel Funeral Services, 4730 N. Armenia Ave. Burial to follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at the funeral chapel.
HARRELL, Jack R.,age 74, Lakeland, died March 28, 2003. Survived by his wife, Norma HarreIl, two sons, two daughters, mother, and 14 grandchildren. Heath Funeral Chapel.
HENSON, Lillian P., age 91, of Tampa passed away Saturday, March 29, 2003. She was a native of Cherokee County Georgia and moved to Tampa in 1959. Mrs. Henson was a devoted Sunday School Teacher and a member of Calvary Church of The Open Bible. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her daughter Grace Gamble; sisters Sally Mae King of Austell, Ga. and Hazel Fields of Ballground, Ga.; grandchildren Raymond Holcomb and wife Linda, Sharon Collier and husband William of Lutz, Rebecca Rooney, Joel Holcomb and wife Laura; eight great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2003, 10 a.m. from Calvary Church of The Open Bible, 6018 N. Church Ave., Tampa with interment to follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends today, Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
KELLY, Ronald W., 60, of Temple Terrace and Englewood, Florida, died March 29, 2003. He was born Feb.14, 1943 in Tampa and was the owner of Sunstate Propeller, Inc. in Tampa. He was a graduate of Brandon High School and the University of South Florida. He was also a founding member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at USF. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Donna J. Kelly; two daughters, Kingsley Kelly, Tampa, and Stella Kelly, Sarasota, Fla.; son, Shawn Kelly, Tampa; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Kelly, Venice, Fla.; and a granddaughter, Samantha Lauren Kelly. Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 3rd, at the Ewing Funeral Home, Venice. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Florida Affiliate, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, FL 33742.
KITCHING, Bernard Drummond, 83, Deland, Fla., died March 29, 2003 at his residence. Survivors; wife of 60 years, Frances M. Kitching of Deland; son, Dennis D. Kitching of Hinesville, Ga.; daughter, Lynn K. Sorensen of Deland; grandchildren, Erika and Melissa Sorensen, Bernie and Brian Kitching. He was a veteran of World War II US Army Air Corps. Captain. Retired in 1985 as Production Manager for Tampa Electric. He was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in DeLand. He was also a member of Lake Beresford Yacht Club; American Society of Mechanical Engineers for 50 years; Collingdale High School Senior Alumni Association; University of Florida Alumni Assoc.; Sigma Tau Engineering Fraternity; and the 5th Air Force Historical Society of Savannah, Ga. Service is Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at the Chapel of Peace, Deland Memorial Gardens, Deland, Fla, with Rev. John Jacobs officiating. Burial Deland Memorial Gardens. Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 386-734-4663.
MATTHEWS, James Louis, age 61, of Dover passed away on March 30, 2003. Mr. Matthews was a veteran of the USAF. Survivors include his wife, Riza Matthews; one son, Tony Matthews; two daughters,Darlene and Delisa Matthews; one brother, three sisters, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and services will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home
Lacey McClellan and Staff
McNAIR, Lola, 60, died March 27, 2003 in Newport, Tenn. Born in Lansing, Mich. Survived by her loving family. Services 10:00 a.m. April 3, at Fla. Nat'l. Cemetery.
Swilley Funeral Home.
MURRAY, John E., Jr., 84, of Brandon passed away Sunday, March 30, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Vera; two daughters, Elaine Fehrmann of Hudson, Fla. and Yvonne Pritchard of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Ashley Murray of Arizona; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. A native of Oriskany, Va. he resided in the area since 1976 coming from Milledgeville, Ga. He was a member of the Immanual Lutheran Church and retired from the U.S.A.F.
PANDYA, Kishorchandra, 62, Sunrise, died March 27, 2003. Survived by his wife, Bina Pandya; father, brother, three sisters, three daughters, and one grandchild. Heath Funeral Chapel.
PRIETO, Mario R., age 81, of Tampa passed away March 30, 2003. He was of the Catholic Faith. He was a 33rd degree Mason and belonged to Logia Masonica Jose Marti No. 28. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Edwina; his son, Robert L. Prieto and wife, Maggie; grandchildren, Alexis and Robert Duane Prieto. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 3rd., 10 a.m. from the Boza Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N. Armenia Ave., with interment to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. with Catholic Wake Rite Service 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice of Hillsborough County, 3010 West Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609.
PRUITT, Cecil Wayne,49 of Gibsonton passed away March 19, 2003. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Limona Cemetery with Brother John Ash of Riverview Kingdom Hall on 301 South. He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Paul Anthony of Riverview; daughter, Michele Lee Young of Gibsonton; brothers, Jack of Ill., James and Mike of Riverview; sister, Melissa Booth of Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
Hamilton Funeral Home
10619 Cone Grove Rd.
Phone: (813) 671-9109
RIGGS, Marvin C.,( Ret., SMS, USAF), 78, passed away March 30, 2003. Mr. Riggs is survived by his wife of 16 years, Barbara E. Riggs of Tampa; son, Winston E. Ricketts of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter, Claudia J. Paugh of Newport, Maine; brother, David J. Riggs of Tampa; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Riggs retired with over 30 years of service to the military and was a Bronze Star recipient in Vietnam. Interment will be in West Virginia at a later date.
MARK III FUNERAL HOME.
ROBERTSON, Ty, 24, of Tampa, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2003 at Tampa General Hospital. He was employed as an electrician. He is survived by his wife and son, Rachel and Trystan Robertson; daughter, Taylor Morris; his father, Terry Robertson; his mother and stepfather, Theresa and James Farmer; sister, Toni Robertson; stepbrother, Chris Farmer; grandmother, Wanda Warren; many aunts, uncle s, cousins, in-laws, and friends who love him and will greatly miss him. A Funeral Service will be held on April 1 at 3:00PM at Loyless Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted.
LOYLESS FUNERAL HOME
Land O' Lake/Lutz Chapel
VAN FLEET, Peter Scott, beloved husband of Jeanie passed into the presence of his Savior Christ Jesus the Lord on March 29, 2003. Pete loved his work as a pharmacist, loved his children and was precious to all. Pete was preceded in death by his stepson, Rudy Harrell, Jr. He is survived by his two sons, Scott and Christopher Van Fleet; his mother, Clara Van Fleet of Athens, GA; sister, Susan Van Fleet; three stepsons, Dean, Darren and Daniel Brock; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Kolby, Jacob, Kirsten, Melinda, Joshua, Deanna and Dalton. Pete worked as a pharmacist for 25 years in the Tampa Bay area, most recently at K-Mart Pharmacy in Brooksville, FL. A Life Celebration will be held at the Idlewild Baptist Church on Wed. April 2, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moffitt Cancer Society, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, FL 33612-9497.
VEGA, Efren, Sr., 86, lifelong Tampa resident, passed away March 29, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen Vega; son, Efren, Jr.; grandchildren, Yvette Vega, Tampa, and Kurt Vega, Ft. Myers, FL; great grandchildren, Kurt Stanley Vega and John Samuel Vega; niece, Wanda Boyd.
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VERSAGGI, Josephine G., also know as `JoJo` by family and friends, passed away at the age of 90 on March 27, 2003. She was born in Reitano, Sicily, on March 27, 1913, and emigrated Italy to the U.S. with her parents at the age of 6. She lived in New York for 42 years and moved to Tampa in August of 1959. Survivors include her beloved children, Sal and his wife Pam, Joe and his wife Estelle, Virgil and his wife Levette, John, and Fred Versaggi, Rosanne Smith and her husband Mathew, all of Tampa, and Zina Graalfs and her husband Henry of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by her brother Fred Gentile and his wife Darlene of Dunellon, and Joseph A. Versaggi of Poole-Dorsette, England. She was blessed with ten grandchildren, Kelly, Joseph, Diane, Andrea, Justin, Jennifer, Thomas, and Sal Versaggi, and Joshua and Sydney Smith. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be offered on April 4, at 2 p.m. and family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. immediately preceding the memorial service. The Mass will be conducted by Father Dwayne Varas at Sacred Heart Church, 509 Florida Avenue. In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests that a donation be made to The Heritage of the Heart Campaign, Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 1524, Tampa, FL 33601, or to a charity of your choice.
WEBB, W.C. `Bill`, 87, of Dade City, died Monday, March 31, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home with Rev. Lewis Tanno officiating. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens Mausoleum. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dempsey Lee Webb; one daughter and son-in-law, Michele Webb and John P. Perrin of Tampa; three sisters, Pearl, Wanda and Blanche, all at Tampa; one brother, Ira of Bradenton; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday (today) at the funeral home.
WHISNANT, Howard E., 71, of Tampa, passed away March 29, 2003. He was born in Lawndale, N.C. and served his country in the US Army in Korean. He is survived by his beloved wife, Louise; sons, Douglas E. Featherston, Mark A. Featherston; daughters, Cassie Featherston, Holly Whisnant, Valerie Kenney; brother, Jim Whisnant and twelve grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2nd at the Mark III Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, April 1st from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.
Mark III Funeral Home
7701 W. Hillsborough Ave.
WILSON, Earl, Jr., 84, died, Tuesday, March 25, 2003 in Clearwater. He is survived by a son, James; daughter, Rebecca; six siblings, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home
AHERN, James F., 77, Largo died Saturday, March 29, 2003. Survived by son, Frank; daughter, Michelle; three sisters, Helen, Alice, and Ruth; six grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Largo
BARKER, Laurence Jr., 58, of Valrico passed away Friday, March 28, 2003. His is survived by his sons, Aaron of Zephyrhills and Justin of Riverview; ex-wife, Cynthia of Valrico; father and stepmom, Laurence Sr. and Lila of Bradenton; half brothers, William Farrow of Delaware and Ladd Thornley of Bradenton; and half sister, Tish Thornley of Gloucester, Mass. He has resided in Valrico for 18 years coming from Dallas, Pa., he was an assistant area director with the Dept. of Labor (OSHA). A Memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
BENEDETTO, Dominick, 87, Largo, died March 28, 2003. Survivors; three daughters, one brother, two sisters, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Largo
BISHOP, Deane Hardin, 56, of Tampa passed away March 27, 2003. He is survived by his stepmother, Merle Iris Bishop; siblings, Kristen Nicolai, Cheryl Colson, Michelle Lieberstein, Craig Edwards, and Kevin Edwards; and companion, Carol Sheets. Deane was in the US Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. He was also a retired Captain with the Temple Terrace Fire Department with over 25 years of service. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Temple Terrace Fire Dept. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 2 at Adams & Jennings Funeral Home with interment to follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family ask in lieu of flowers, those wishing, please make donations to the Temple Terrace Fire Dept., in Deane's memory. The family will receive friends one hour before service time.
Adams & Jennings Funeral Home
`The Family Funeral Home`
BURNEY, John D., 73, of Lutz, passed away March 29, 2003 at UCH-Fletcher. He was born in Fitzgerald, Ga. on Dec. 18, 1929 and served his country in the US Army. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 140 for 56 years, and Masonic Lodge 240. Survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Sylvie; sister, Mary Louise Dehn and her husband, Sy of Apollo Beach, Fla.; cousin, C.J. Segraves of Clayton, Ga.; and many friends. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1st at the Florida National Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends on Monday, March 31st from 6 to 8 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shiners Hospitals for children. He will be very much missed by all who knew him.
Mark III Funeral Home
7701 W. Hillsborough Ave.
BUTLER, Wilbur A., 79, died Friday, March 28, 2003. Survived by son, Michael; daughter, Joanne; sister, Joan; two stepgrandchildren. He was a World War II Army Veteran. Moss-Feaster F.H., Largo
DENNARD, Melvin, Sr., 75, of Dade City, Fla., passed on March 27, 2003. Service will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rita's Catholic Church located at 14404 14th Street in Dade City. Interment will follow in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., with full military honors. Survivors include his devoted wife of 49 years, Lillie R. of Dade City; daughter, Cheryl Dennard-Mayo of Riverview; two sons, Melvin, Jr. of Tampa and Dwayne of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Shirley Watson of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Gloria Collins of Los Angeles, Calif., and Brenda Thompson of Brandon, Fla.; one brother, Sheldon Dennard of Tampa; five grandchildren, Robert Sampson, Mark, Lauren, and Pamela Mayo of Riverview and Melvin Dennard of Tampa. Family will receive friends on Monday, March 31, 2003 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Wilson's Funeral Home and April 1, 2003 from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Dade City, Fla.
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GONZALEZ, Belia, 63, Tampa died Friday, March 28, 2003. Surviors; two brothers, Federico and Guimero; mother, Emma Chavez. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater
HILLIARD, Lois Young `Granny`, 94, of Plant City passed away March 30, 2003. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Hilliard and wife, Ruth of Plant City; eight grandchildren, Nancy Wingate, Jim `PeeWee` Hilliard, Danny Hilliard, Betty Messick, Janice Hilliard, Judy Coykendall, Debbie Cribbs, and Dennis Hilliard; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation Monday evening (tonight) 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
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HULL, Pearl A. `Lock`, 48, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003. Survivors; wife, Susan; son, Jacob; stepson, Jesse; stepdaughter, Michelle; granddaughter, sister. Holloway F.H.
JACOBSEN, Walter B., age 92, of Tampa passed away March 27, 2003. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a longtime resident of Valley Stream, N.Y. and Lynbrook, N.Y. He worked for 42 years as an executive of the Borden Company and retired in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Anne; his son Paul and his wife Marcia; his granddaughters, Elizabeth and Rebecca; his sister, Esther; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. A private funeral service will be held in New York. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice or to the Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612.
KILGORE, Don Clifton `Cliff`, Jr., 37, of Brandon passed away March 27, 2003. He is survived by his father, Don C. Kilgore, Sr. of Brandon; his mother, Vivian Thrasher Kilgore of Plant City; two sisters, Bambi Hooker of Plant City and Keri Kilgore of Brandon; one brother, Sean Kilgore of Brandon; two stepsisters, Cheri Zugay of Brandon and Kim Player of Lakeland; paternal grandmother, Hilda Kilgore Cooper of Plant City; and maternal grandmother, Mildred Thrasher of Plant City. Mr. Kilgore was a proud veteran of the United States Navy where he served as a Medic. He was a descendant of several East Hillsborough County pioneer families; some of whom helped establish the Hopewell Baptist Church in 1870 and of which he was a member. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken Sanders officiating. Interment will follow in Old Hopewell Cemetery.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
Family owned and operated
LAZZARINO, Ernestine Magnuson,64, of Wesley Chapel, FL, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at home with family. She was a teacher for 35 years. She is survived by her best friend and loving husband, Joseph Lazzarino; sons, Andrew M. Bryan, Tom Bryan, Joseph Lazzarino Jr.; daughters, Elizabeth Sandifer and Anna Mullin; her brother, George Magnuson; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Harvester United Methodist Church in Land O' Lakes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice.