ROMANO, Jasper, Jr.,50, of Ruskin died January 3, 2001 at Tampa General Hospital. Mr. Romano is survived by his wife, Vicky; son, Michael Jay; daughter, Michelle Ann, all of Ruskin; father, Jasper, Sr. of Redwood City, Calif.; mother, Ermie R. Thorsell of Tampa; brothers, Tony Romano of Dade City, Fla. and Stevie DiMemmo of Calif.; sisters, Tina Wiertelar of St. Louis, Mo., Pat Romano of Calif. , Jo Counce of Corith, Miss., Anna West of Tampa, Tomasina Feulner of Cape Coral, Fla., and Junie Gomez of Calif.; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Guggino of Tampa, numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. Born in San Francisco, he moved to Ruskin in 1960 from Calif. Mr. Romano was a member of the Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was in the construction business. Mr. Romano was a very loving and caring person, and will be deeply missed by his family. A visitation will be held at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach on Sunday from 3-5:00 p.m. Funeral service will be at 5:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be private on Monday. LEWERS FUNERAL HOME, Ruskin, Fla.
RUST, Mary Rita, 64, of Tampa, passed away January 4, 2001. Survivors include husband, Fred Rust, Jr.; son, Ted Rust; daughter, Kim Muller; mother-in-law, Meta Rust; brothers, Michael, Robert, James and Bud Powers, four grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
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SELLERS, Roselyn L. 78, of Tampa, Fla., died December 27, 2000. Survived by daughter, Ailene Rice of Shelby Ala. She was born in Fairfield, Ala. and moved to Tampa from Shelby, Ala. several years ago. Holloway Funeral Home
SHIVER, Glenn D., 37, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday January 3, 2001. He was born in Tampa, Fla. and survived by a loving family. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center, St. Petersburg.
SISTRUNK, Louie Wilson 83, of Seminole, formerly of Tampa, died in the Seminole Nursing Pavilion Thursday, January 4, 2001. Born in Shell Pond, Levy County, Florida he moved to Seminole from Tampa in 1997. He is survived by his son, Albert W. Sistrunk of Tampa; a stepson, John F. Maples of Seminole, Florida; a brother, Perry A. Sistrunk of Ocala, Florida; four grandchildren and three great-gran dchildren. He was the former Vice President and Trust Officer of Exchange Bank, now N C N B - Bank of America, in Tampa. He is preceded in death by wives, Elizabeth F. Sistrunk in 1966 and Georgia E. Sistrunk in 1999. He was an Army veteran of World War II; a member of the Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, Tampa and the Oakhurst United Methodist Church of Seminole;, the Retired Officers Asso ciation of MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa; Sun City Center Rotary Club where he was a Honorary Harris Fellow; Master of the American Camellia Society; Certified Life Insurance Underwriter since 1951; Charter member of the Saint Andrews Society, Tampa; Member of the Florida Genealogy Society; the Huguenot Society; the Salsburger Society of Savannah, Georgia; and a 7th generation of the Florida Pioneer Family and a graduate of the University of Florida. A memorial service is scheduled for Monday 11:00 a.m. in the Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church in Tampa.
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STONE, James Wendell, Jr., 30, passed away on January 4, 2001 at his parent's home. He is survived by his wife, Heidi; his children, Debbora Kay and James Connor; his stepson, Jonathan L. Hart; and his parents Jim and Audrey. Born January 30, 1970, in North Carolina, he moved to Tampa in 1982. In his short years, he has helped many people through their trying times, assisted anyone who asked an d was ther for friends at every turn. He wsa a wonderful father, husband, son, and friend. Though his life was short, he is loved by many friends and family and will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to LifePath/Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele, Tampa, FL 33609 or St. Vincent's Cancer Center for Research of Sarcoma, 325 W. 15th St., New York, NY 10011. Visitation for family and fri ends will be Sunday 7-9:00 p.m. and Memorial Service will be held Monday, noon, at Mark III Funeral Home, 3328 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL (813) 831-9444. Pastor Hemphill will be performing the memorial service.
SUAREZ, Luis, age 71, of Tampa, passed away January 4, 2000. Survivors include: son, Luis Suarez, Jr., Cuba; daughter, Clara Suarez, Cuba; parents, Bernardino and Ofelia Tarana and five Grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home
SWAILS I, Lonnie Allen, 38, of Lutz passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 in Lutz. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; son, Lonnie A. Swails II; daughter, Krystian Tiler Swails, all of Lutz; father and step-mother, Loyd and Ruby Swails, Riverview; mother and step-father, Robert and Jone Fernandez, Tampa; brothers, Loyd Swails, Jr., Tampa and Rickey Baxley, Riverview; sisters, Diana McFarland, Brandon and Cynthia French, Venice, Fla.; and maternal grandfather, William Smith, Okeechobee, Fla. A native of Tampa, Lonnie worked with Auto Glass Express and S&D Glass and raced at Sunshine Speedway and East Bay Raceway. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Monday and the chapel of Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Rd. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a trust for his children, c/o his brother, Loyd Swails, Jr.
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TAGGART, Edna, 94, died Sunday, December 31, 2000. She is the widow of Tom Ray Taggart. She is survived by three daughters: Dorothy Guilmette of Colo., Mitzi Jacobsen of N.C., and Billi Taggart of Belleair, Fla.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters. She was born in Logan County, Ky., and moved to Tampa in 1949. She was a past Queen of Daughters of the Nile.
TALLEY-GEORGIA, Kirby, 87, formerly of 6625 Gulf Drive, Panama City Beach, Fla., died January 4, 2001 in a local hospital. She is survived by sons Kirby and Pick II and his wife Pam, and daughter Robyn Rudell and her husband Elliott and grandchildren John and Summer Talley, Liberty Worth and her husband Jay and victory Rudell. A native of East Orange, N.J., she had been a resident of Bay County , Fla. since 1962, when her husband was stationed at Tyndall A. F. B. She was retired from Civil Service and was a member of the St. Andrews Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Panama City Duplicate Bridge Club and the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. Georgia was preceded in death by her husband Pick. According to her wishes, a family service will be held in Panama City Beach at a later date.
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TEDDER, K.A. `Joe` of Sun City Center, Fla. born in Rockwood, Tenn., October 30, 1922 to Thomas Charles Tedder and Ruth LaRue Tedder, passed away January 1, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Nickle Tedder, two daughters: Mrs. Robert (Jodie) Stamey and Mrs. Barry (Claudia) Owens, a brother Fred Tedder and sister Ellen Crowther, grandchildren: Claire Dalton, Travis Owens, Brandon Owens , and two great grandchildren; Megan Rembert and Timothy Dalton. Mr. Tedder retired from a long executive career in the textile field. He honorably served his country in World War II with the 11th Armored Division in Europe. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and the University of California in Berkley. He was a devoted husband and father, avid golfer, lover of music and life and a life long member of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church. Memorial service 2:00 p.m. Sunday January 7, 2001 at United Community Church, Sun City Center, Fla. Family requests memorials to Christmount Conference Center, Fern Way, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Arrangements Family Funeral Care Sun City Center, FL
TRAINA, Lupe Rey, 90, of Brandon, died January 4, 2001. She was the widow of Sam Traina, Sr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Dr. Sam Scolaro of Brandon, Fla.; two grandchildren, Stephanie Scolaro, Jennifer Goldbach and husband Scott all of Brandon, Fla. and sister, Conchita Jorge of Tampa, Fla. Mrs. Traina was a lifelong Tampa resident. She was of the Catholic faith. F uneral Services will be held Noon Monday, January 8, 2001 at the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Thomas A. Stokes, S.M., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Pallbearer's will be Dr. Sam E. Scolaro, Scott Goldbach, Frank Rey, Neil Rey, James A. Fernandez and John Maniscalco, Jr.
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WHITTLE, Carl E. Sr., 73, of Winter Haven, died December 29, 2000. Survived by son, Gene Jr.; daughter, Sherri; sister, Jannett; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Born in Dunedin. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home
YOUNG, Greg L., 46, of Tampa, passed away January 4, 2001. Survivors include his parents, Donald and Gene Young of Venice; brother and his wife, Marty and Joan of Atlanta; sister and her husband, Paula and Don Stopa of Tampa and sister, Diane Rodger of Key West. Niece and nephews, Stacy Gonzalez and husband Michael, Brent Consagra and wife, Debbie and daughter, Brooke, Donnie Stopa of Tampa, Ch ad and Kevin Young of Atlanta, Tom and Steve Rodger of Key West. Also survived by grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in Minneapolis area. Greg was born December 14, 1954, in Minneaplois, Minn., and moved to Tampa in 1958. Graduated from Hillsborough High School and University of South Florida of Electrical Engineering. Greg has been employed with Group Technologies (Honeywell) for 2 0 years. Friends who prefer an alternative to flowers may give a donation to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, Inc., 1040 Woodcock Road Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803 in memory of Mr. Young. Funeral services will be held this afternoon Saturday at 4:00 at the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends this afternoon from 3:30 p.m. until the time of service at the chapel of GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
BOWER, Louise A. Tripp, 79, of Lansing, N.Y., winter resident of Dade City and avid card player, died January 4, 2001 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, N.Y. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Denny Adkins of Applegrove, W.Va. and Dawn M. Howe of Dade City; a son, Larry Bower of Geneva, N.Y. She was predeceased by her husband, Merle L. Bower, Sr., and three sons, Leland, Vernon and Merle, Jr. Funeral Services will be held at Shurtleff Funeral Home in Genoa, N.Y. on January 7, 2001.
LANE, Ada M., 95, of Ridge Manors, Fla., passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2001 in Zephyrhills, Fla. She is survived by four daughters: Lois Pendered, Circleville, Ohio, Mary Ellen Post, Ridge Manor, Fla.,. Barbara Boyd, Albuquerque, N.M., Carol Frisbie, Ocala, Fla.; six sons: Melvin Lane, Maine, N.Y. Rev. Lyle Lane, Brooksville, Fla., Milton Lane, Tampa, Fla., Richard Lane, Owego, N.Y., Delbe rt Lane, Harpursville, N.Y., Bruce Lane, Bethlehem, Ga.; one brother: Howard Deats, Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister; Josephine Lane, Greene, N.Y.; 41 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren, 23 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.She was born August 11, 1905 in Scranton, Pa., and moved to this area eight years ago from Owego, N.Y. She had attended the Free Methodist Church in Dade City. Burial will take place in Endicot, N.Y.
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SPRINGEL, Adolph Carl, 86, of Hudson, Fla. died January 4, 2001. Survived by wife, Genevieve; two sons, two daughters, one sister, 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Born in Brooklyn, moved here in 1972. Family Funeral Care
BENGE, Michelle Lee, 30, of St. Petersburg, died January 1, 2001. Survived by son, Samuel Benge; daughter, Sierra Benge; mother, Charlotte Sparks; father, Michael Griffith Sr.; one brother; one sister. North/Meadowlawn
BEVERLAND, Linda Louise, 58, passed away Wednesday morning, January 3, 2001. Linda is survived by her loving husband Jack of 42 years, and her three cherished children and their spouses, Dusti and Ron Lynn of Crystals, Fla., Traci and Rick Neely of Wesley Chapel, Fla. and Durk and Cindy Beverland, also of Wesley Chapel, Fla. Linda also leaves behind a wonderful legacy of ten grandchildren whom she adored. Linda was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in December of 1996, and had fought bravely and gracefully against this tragic illness. Linda Louise Wilson, daughter of Saunders and Louise Wilson, was born October 10, 1942 in Largo, Fla. Linda attended Largo Public schools where Linda fell in love and married her high school sweetheart Jack `Jacky` Beverland on October 15, 1958. Linda was a member of the North Boulevard Church of Christ. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2001, 10:00 a.m. at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pasco-Hernando Hospice House, P.O. Box 550608, Tampa, FL 33655. `Thanks for being Mom!`
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BILLINGSLEY, Rebecca, 46, died January 2, 2001 in Zephyrhills. She is survived by her father: Woodrow and wife of Riverview and two brothers: John of Riverview and Robert of Tampa and several nieces and nephews. Born in Georgia, she moved to the area in 1955. She was a Lead Operator for the Lanier Company and a Baptist. Visitation will be January 5, 2001 from 6-8:00 p.m. and services will be January 6, 2001 at 10:00 a.m., both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetic Association.
BISBING, Ruth E., 103, of Clearwater, died January 4, 2001. Survived by son, Austin; two daughters, Martha and Ruth; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home
BRUGGEMAN, Jerry L. Sr., ofTampa, died December 30, 2000. He is survived by one son, three brothers,three nephews, three grandchildren, two nieces, and two great-nieces
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BUCK, Phillip Edwards, 67, born on September 10, 1933 and died at home on January 2, 2001. He is survived by three children, Phillip Shelton Buck and wife Mary Katherine Faller Buck; Frederic Alexander Buck and wife Lucinda Townsend Buck; Rebecca Elizabeth Jeanis and husband Cliff Wyatt Jeanis; three grandchildren, Alexandria Faller Buck, James Michael Buck and Jordan Wyatt Jeanis; mother of hi s children, Nancy Sossamon; two sisters, Betsy Duncan of Maine and Carolyn Josephson of California. Mr. Buck was the son on Phillip Earl Buck, a prominent attorney in Washington, DC and Frederica Lane Buck. Phil was raised in Deland, Fla. He attended the University of Virginia and the University of Florida. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956. Worked with and owned Terminix Co. in Lakeland, Tampa and Sarasota for over 25 years. He was president of Condominium/Commercial Services until his retirement. Phil was a very active member of the American Legion, Post 138 and also a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. He was a past member of Tampa Sports Club, Merrymakers Club, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and several pest control associations. A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends at the Harbor House (recreation room), 2401 Bayshore Blvd. following the service.
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BURKE, John, 69, of Lakeland died on January 2, 2001. Survived by three sons and a daughter. Visitation January 5, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Service January 6, at 11:30 a.m. GENTRY MORRISON FUNERAL HOME NORTHSIDE CHAPEL
CASON, George Thomas, 74 of Orlando, died January 3, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Lila B. Cason, Orlando; son, George Thomas Cason Jr., Maitland; daughter, Lucinda Vaughn, Orlando; brother, Warren Cason, Tampa; sisters, Betty Jo Rydell and Winifred Cason, both of Plant City, and June Bass, Mt. Dora, Fla. Cox-Hand Funeral Home, Orlando
CELENTANO, Joseph, 57, of St. Petersburg, died January 3, 2001. Survived by one sister, Agnes Heuer of Saddle Brook, N.J. and many friends in Pinellas County. Born in New York, he moved here in 1980. He was a Catholic.
COLLINS, Lisa D' Eramo, age 41, of Tampa, died December 27, 2000. Lisa is survived by her loving family. Friends may attend a Memorial Mass, Saturday, January 13, 2001, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Tampa, at 12:30 p.m., with interment to follow. Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Trumbull, Ct.
CONNELLY, Dorothea, 97, of Wolcott, N.Y., formerly of Clearwater, died December 5, 2000. Survived by daughter, Sheila M. Harrington; son, Terence P.; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home
DeLAWTER, Ola 87, of Tampa died January 1, 2001 at home while under the care of LifePath Hospice. Survivors include her two daughters Loretta Bruce of Tampa and Sue Beck of Memphis, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
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DOSSEY, Celia S., 80, a resident of Plant City, passed away January 2, 2001. She is survived by her son, Keith Dossey; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and George Krell; one sister, Juanita Wilson; sister-in-laws, Louise Crofton and Gladys Cleghorn; and five grandchildren, Keith Dossey, Jr., Mark Dossey, Michelle Cooper, Tara Ellis, and Matthew Krell. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Janu ary 6, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ron Churchill officiating. Interment will follow in Turkey Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday one hour prior to service time.
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EDWARDS, Clifton Sr., age 62 passed on December 28, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth and other relatives. Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Mt. Zion P B Church in Bushnell, Florida. Wilson Funeral Home
ERICKSON, Sr., Scott Craig `Mouse`, 46, of Riverview passed away in Tampa on Monday, January 1, 2001. A native of Chicago, Ill., he had resided in the Tampa area for 20 yrs. He is survived by a loving family. Memorial services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Serenity Meaodws Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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FAZIO, Lucia, of St. Augustine, Florida passed away December 25, 2000 at Integrated Health Services of Brandon where she had been a resident for the past six years. She was 98 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and her son, Tommy. Survivors include her daughters, Mamie Wade, St. Augustine, Melinda Moraine, Ft. Myers, Lucy Evans, St. Augustine and sons, Sam Fazio, Tampa, Dr. Frank Fazio, St. Petersburg, Joe Fazio, Jacksonville and 27 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. A native of Augusta, Sicily, she immigrated to the United States with her husband in 1920. She was buried December 30 in a private ceremony next to her husband in San Lorenzo Cemetery
in St. Augustine.
FERNANDEZ, Velva Therese Ungs, of Clearwater, passed away January 2, 2001. Survived by daughter, Kira Fernandez; parents, Jerome J. and Velma Ungs; three brothers; and four sisters. Curlew Hills Funeral Home
FERRELL, Anna Mae, 74, of Tampa, died December 29, 2000. Survived by two sons, Joseph and James, both of Tampa and one granddaughter, Nicole Ferrell, also of Tampa. International Mortuary Services
HAGGLUND, Clemens, 87, of Tampa, died December 25, 2000. Mr. Hagglund was born January 11, 1913 at Providence, Rhode Island. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Hagglund, of Ossining, New York; his son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Susan Hagglund of Tampa, Florida; and his sisters, Evelin Holland and Pauline Siemaszko of Harwich, Massachusetts. He graduated from Upsala College, East Orange, N ew Jersey in 1938 and the University of Miami College of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, in 1953. He practiced law in Miami from 1953 until 1976 and in New Smyrna Beach, Florida from 1976 until his retirement in 1992. In the early 1970's served as chief of the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office in Miami. He was an avid tennis player, and during the 1960's, he managed numerous youth baseball teams in South Miami, Florida. A memorial service will be held on January 11, 2001 at 3:30 PM at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 3712 El Prado Blvd., Tampa, Florida. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association- Tampa Bay Chapter. Mark III Funeral Home 831-9444