ACKERMAN, Elwood `Al`, 77 of Bradenton, passed away July 24, 2001. Survivors include two sons, Charles Ackerman and wife Barbara of Plant City, Steve Tucker and wife Susan of Braden- ton; two daughters, Peggy Whitfield of Tampa, and Nadine Saunders and husband Greg of Wesley Chapel, their mother, Mary Lee Ackerman; sister, Gloria Soukup; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of World War II, served in the Ardennes in Europe, and worked for Frank Dery Florist. He was a stock car driver in the 50's and an avid street rodder. No services. All donations to the Kidney Foundation.
AMEY, Dr. Brent David, 55, died in Tampa at St. Joseph's Hospital Friday, July 27, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Twila Richards Amey; daughter Ashley, 18; son Grant, 16; mother, Bernadette Amey; sisters, Karlyn Curran and Susan Lavin (husband Mike); mother-in-law Marie Richards; brother and sister-in-law Rev. Gene and Cindy Richards; and nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of the Universi ty of Kentucky Medical School with residency at USF College of Medicine. He was diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Following a 22 year career as an emergency department physician at St. Josephs Hospital, Dr. Amey served as the Director of the Emergency Depar tment, St. Josephs, Vice President of Medical Staff Affairs, St. Anthony's Hospital (1993-97) and at his death was the Vice President of Medical Staff Affairs at St. Joseph's Baptist Health Care. Dr. Amey was one of the leaders in the development of the Paramedic Program for the Tampa Fire Rescue in its early years. He was an advisor to the Hillsborough County EMS. Visitation will be held at Bloun t Curry & Roel funeral home, 3207 Bearss Ave. Monday from 6-9:00 p.m. with services to be held at Idlewild Baptist Church, 1515 W. Bearss Ave., where Dr. Amey was a member, on Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 12720 Memorial Dr. In Dr. Ameys memory donations may be sent to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation-Tampa Children's Hospital, 4600 N. Habana, Suite 15, Tampa, FL 33607.
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BENSON, Warren G., 70, of Temple Terrace, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at his home. Survvied by his daughter, Rose Marie Craig of Temple Terrace and grandchildren, Justin and Erin Craig. Serivces will be in Natchez, Miss.
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BLISS, Charles August, 76 of Lutz passed away Saturday, July 28, 2001. He was predeceased by son, Leroy Bradley and granddaughter Lindsay. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Inez; sons, Jim and wife Mary Beth, and Alan and wife Gloria; grandchildren, Shannon, Alex, Curtis, Clinton and Caitlyn all of Lutz; sister, Marie Ward of Tampa and brother, Herbert of Washington. He has been a residen t of Lutz since 1958. He owned and operated Charles Bliss Produce in West Central Florida for 55 years. He was active in the Lutz Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years, retiring as President. He helped to found the Babe Ruth Baseball League in the '60s and was active for many years. He was on the Board of Directors of the original Lutz State Bank, Optimist Club of Lutz and he was a 32nd degree Ma son Fellowship Lodge 265. `Our Papa was a hard working, family loving, honest man. We all love him and will miss his presence greatly. Until we all meet in heaven, rest in peace Papa.` A graveside service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Gardner Cemetery
in Gardner, Florida on Monday 10:30 a.m. July 31, 2001, with Pallbearers, Alex, Curtis, Clinton, Bliss, Duane and Bittner. Honorary Pallbearers, Jim, Turner and Tommy Sims. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner's Children Hospital.
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CAPORICE, Mary Giovenco, age 86, lifelong resident of Tampa passed away, Thursday, July 26, 2001. Survivors include her beloved husband of 54 years, Angelo
Caporice and her son, John Angelo Caporice. Mrs. Caporice was co-owner of L. Giovenco Grocery Store for over 50 years. She was a parishoner at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and a member of Sons of Italy. Graveside services will be held Monday, 2:00 PM at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park with Father Crispin Keating officiating. Pall bearers will be Sam Albano, John Albano, Peter Albano, Nelson Caporice, Frank Giovenco and Dominic Ficarrotta. Honorary pall bearers will be Peter Caporice, Sam Caporice, Phillip Ficarrotta, Ronnie Fox, Nathan Albano Jr., Kenneth Ferlita and Tony Alessi Jr. The family will receive friends this evening from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with recitation of the Catholic `Wake Rite` at 7:30 p.m. at the chapel of
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COOK, Forrest W., 80, passed away July 26, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Lurie Cook; sons, Gregory Stephen Cook and Gerald Allen Cook; daughter, Pamela Lynn Cook-Keel; sisters, Patricia VanNorman and Beverly Jean Bender; and six grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Adams & Jennings Funeral Home with interment to follow at Florida National Cemetery
at 12:30 p.m. The family ask in lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations to LifePath Hospice or Food Closet. The Family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at the chapel of Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, (813) 237-3345.
DeLENA, Virginia Mason, age 88, of Tampa, died July 26, 2001, at The Home Association, Tampa. She is survived by one daughter, Susan Poole of Riverview; three grandchildren, Vonda Peck of Zephyrhills, Virginia Mast of Draper, Utah, and Noelle Poole of Salt Lake City, Utah; and five great- grandchildren. Born in Mount Savage, Md., she moved here from Chicago in 1957. Mrs. DeLena was a member of Drew Park Baptist Temple, Tampa. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 10-11:00 a.m. at Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Dunedin Chapel. There will be a Graveside Service conducted Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Old Curlew Cemetery, Palm Harbor. Memorial donations may be made to The Home Association or LifePath Hospice, Tampa.
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ELLIS, Alison Stebbins Ford, 86, of Tampa, passed away at home Friday morning, July 27, 2001, with her family at her side. Mrs. Ellis, the widow of the late Charles John Ellis; is survived by three children, Louise Ellis Burnett and Benjamin Robert Ellis both of Tampa, and Marianne Ellis Bradley and her husband Laurens Knight Bradley of Palm Harbor, Fla. She is also survived by five grandchildr en, James E. Bobbitt, Charles Ellis Burnett, Pamela Burnett Dato, Alison Burnett Pennington, all of Tampa, and William Gordon Burnett, Jr. of Greenville, S.C. She also had seven great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Mary Dorothy Ford Hippman and Nancy Ford Searcy of Atlanta; and her sister-in-law, Marianne Ellis Strauss of Tampa. Born in Americus, Ga., she was raised in Augusta, Ga. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1936, where she was president of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. The family moved to Tampa in 1947. Locally she was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and The Huguenot Society. Descended from the original Dutch Settlers of New York, she was an avid genealogist and enjoyed gardening. Services will be held at 1 0:00 a.m., Monday, July 30, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Tampa. Interment will be in Augusta, Ga. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to LifePath Hospice of Tampa, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, or the charity of your choice.
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GARCIA, Janice D., 49, of Tampa, passed away July 24, 2001. Survivors include two sons, Chris of Brandon, Manuel of Tampa; a daughter, Jessica of Tampa; her mother, Dorothy Cunningham of Tampa; a sister, Margie Lingle of Portland, Ore.; and one grandchild. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she was a nurse and a Baptist. Funeral services will be held Monday, 7:00 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church, 2224 Corrinne Street, conducted by Pastor Raul Fernandez. Visitation for family and friends will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Lewers Funeral Home.
GARCIA, Ramon O., age 86 of Tampa, passed away July 26, 2001. Survivors include his wife, Dulce Maria Garcia; sons, Ramon and Rafael Garcia, both of Cuba; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
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GOEDHALS, Elsie Isabella, 40, died July 26, 2001 in Atlanta, Ga. Survivors include her husband, Neville C. Goedhals of Tampa and her loving family in South Africa. Mark III Funeral Home 885-5088
GOLDBERG, Norman Dale, 48, of Tampa died July 27, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Duluth, Minn. He is survived by his mother, Donna Savage of Tampa; and brother, Robert Dean Swanson of Denver, Colo.FLORIDA MORTUARY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES
GREEN, Eleanor K., 93, of Sun City Center passed away July 13, 2001. She was preceded in death by her son, Rev. Arthur Green in 1977. She is survived by her daughter, Lynn and Ernest Wittek; grand- children, Michael Wittek and Jennifer Wittek Harper; and great-granddaughter Katelyn Grace Harper. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2001, 4:00 p.m. at United Community Church, 1501 LaJola Ave Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers please make donations to LifePath Hospice, envelopes will be available at the service.
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HELTON, Donald Ray `Doc`, 42 of Ocklawaha, Fla., passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2001, as a result of a lighting strike. He is survived by his wife, Dona Liles; father, George and wife Donna, of Thonotosassa; mother, Annel Hall and her husband, Doug of Middletown, Ohio; five sisters, Caroline Peck of Middletown, Ohio, Cathy Scott of Satsuma, Fla., Carla Rogers of Thonotosassa, Fla., Crystal D avenport of Riverview, and Melissa Fisher of Middletown, Ohio; three brothers, George Helton of Arbyrd, Mo., James Yocum of Middletown, Ohio, and Daniel Helton of Thonotosassa; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Doc worked in construction for many years. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 31, 2001 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Stowers Funeral Homes Brandon, and graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens.
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HENDERSON, Verona Dudley, 89, passed away Monday, July 23, 2001 in Seminole, Fla. where she had resided the past 10 years. A native of Tampa, her grandparents were pioneers of Hillsborough County. She was preceded in death by husband, Gettis A. Henderson and grandson, James Russell Kennedy. She is survived by daughters, Patricia Henderson Levy of Tampa and Barbara Henderson Moyer of Santa Rosa, California and son-in-law J. Leonard Levy, and seven grandchildren, Jana Levy Barrett and husband Richard, Ann Levy Skalaski and husband Charles of Ridgewood, N.J., Tricia Levy Ritsch and husband Bob of Alexandria, Va., Jay Henderson Levy of Tampa, Fla., David Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy and Mark Moyer all of California. Mrs. Henderson known to many as Pat, was active in the PTA having held office a t Mitchell, Wilson, and Plant. She was very active in Tampa Little Theatre including leads in several plays. She had been an active member of the Davis Island Community Church. Private graveside services were held Friday.
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JIMINEZ, Consuelo, 78, of Winter Haven died July 26, 2001. Survived by husband, Ruberto; three sons; two daughters,; one brother; three sisters; and 12 grandchildren. Ott-Laughlin F.H.
JOYCE, Russell S., 84, a resident of Plant City, passed away July 28, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; three sons, Charles Joyce, Randy Joyce and Jeff Joyce; one daughter, Annette McKinney, all of Plant City; two brothers, Junior Joyce of Douglas, Ga., and Jona Joyce of Lakeland; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren Mr. Joyce was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services wi ll be held Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Daniel Braddock officiating. Interment will follow in Springhead Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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KUHN, Sr. Joseph W., 80 of Plant City passed away July 27, 2001. He was predeceased in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Ellouise Simmons Kuhn. He is survived by his son, Joseph (Jody) Jr. and wife, Diane of Tampa; sister, Margaret DeBoe, and brother, Andrew (Andy) Kuhn, both of Plant City. Mr. Kuhn moved to Plant City in 1931 at age 10 from Sharpsville, Pa. and graduated from Plant City Hi gh School in 1940. He Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as Staff Sergeant and Crew Chief of an A-20 Bomber `Sweet Ellouise`, named after his wife. He was a member of the 387th Squadron of the 312th Bomb Group serving in the South Pacific Theater. Mr. Kuhn was active in American Legion Post No. 26 since 1947, holding offices including Post Commander and 7th District Commander in 1960. He was a member of American Legion's 40/8 Voiture Locale No. 199. Mr. Kuhn served on the board of the former American Legion Children's Hospital, now All Children's Hospital. Mr. Kuhn took great personal pleasure in performing proper disposal of soiled and damaged American flags for the community for 40 years. He served cheerfully as bingo caller for the past 25 years at Post No. 26 weekly bingo games and was one of the original member of the former American Legion Auxiliary Highway Patrol. He made over 23 gallons of blood donations to blood banks and organizations, especially the VA Hospital in Tampa. Mr. Kuhn was in the automotive and furniture upholstery business in Plant City for over 50 years. He also taught evening furniture upholstery classes through the Hillsborough County S chool's Adult Education Program for 25 years. Mr. Kuhn oversaw and maintained the Kuhn Estate Family orange grove and farm of grazing cattle since the passing of his father in 1965. Mr. Kuhn was active with the Florida Strawberry Festival since 1960. He was an Emeritus Board Member of the Florida Strawberry Festival Association after serving as both an Associate Director and Director of the Board for 25 years. He openly enjoyed meeting and greeting Festival patrons as part of the gate security team. Mr. Kuhn possessed a unique ability to make people smile, as anyone who met him would agree. He had the greatest of love for his family, friends, this community and our country. His life's work clearly demonstrated this commitment and he will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held Sunday Ju ly 29, 2001 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Monday July 30 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Haught Funeral Home 708 W. Dr. MLK Blvd. in Plant City. Funeral services will take place Tuesday July 31, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. H. Richard Bills officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. It is the sincere wishes of his family that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Plant City American Legion Post No.26 Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 25, Plant City, FL 33564, in his continued memory. Haught Funeral Home 717-9300
LAGEMANN, Cornelia H. `Connie`, 49, of Tampa, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at home. She is survived by her husband, Andrew; one son, Thomas Gonzales; two daughters, Janice Keener and Kristy Lagemann all of Tampa; two brothers, Frank Tummers and Jo Tummers both of The Netherlands; one sister, Marijke Schillig of Germany; and two grandsons. She was born in The Netherlands and came here in 1992 from Reston, Va. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
LAWS, Paul Borden, 86 of Bartow, died July 26, 2001. Survvied by a loving family. Services Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home.
MARTIN, Mary Ellen, was released from her pain on July 26, 2001. She is survived by daughters, Shirley and Lori; grandchildren, Pam, Ray, Jason, Brandi, DJ and their families. C.E. Prevatt F.H.
McBRIDE, Beryle Q., 62, suddenly departed into the arms of the Lord on 26 July, 2001 due to heart disease. Beryle is mourned by his wife of 31 years, Elayne; parents, Arthur and Edna; brother, Wendell; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Louie Diaz and son Brett; aunt and uncle, Betty and Bill Remington; numerous cousins. A native Tulsan and a National Guard veteran, Beryle adopted Tampa as his home in 1967. His Contagious personality and friendly demeanor paved the way for a plethora of awards, received during his thirty plus years of service to the community through Roger Whitley Chevrolet. Beryle Q. garnered the affection and respect of the countless lives he touched and left an indelible impression on all. His eternal gain is our earthly loss. The family will receive friends Monday, July 30, 2001, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the American Heart Association.
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MOORE, Carrie B., 83, of Odessa, died July 26, 2001. Survived by three daughters; one son; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four sisters; and one brother. Holloway F.H.
NAMEY, Amanda, 87, of Tampa passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2001. Survivors include her son, Michael Namey and wife Marsha; daughters, Pat Benedict and husband Ed and Susan Lenz; grandchildren, Paul and Kim Thorne; niece, Roberta Patterson. Mrs. Namey was born in Moorehead, Kentucky and was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
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PACE, Bernice N., 86 of Tomball, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2001. She is survived by two sons, Robert Lee Moore of Valrico and Jerry William Moore of Gadsden, Ala.; one stepson, Bob Pace of Brandon; two daughters, Louise Layton of Ft. Worth, Texas and Betty Jane Borgstrom of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Zahlia Haydostain of California and Fannie N. Moore of Burnsville, Ala.; seven gran dchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild. A native of Pearidge, Ala., she moved to the area in 1999 coming from Live Oak, Fla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Live Oak. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 3:30 p.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens.
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PORTER, Patricia Mae `Pat`, 65, of Tampa passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2001. She is survived by her loving family. SERENITY MEADOWS FUNERAL HOME, Riverview/Brandon
PRESTON, Nancy H., 82, of Wesley Chapel, passed away on July 27, 2001 at her residence. She was a homemaker and is survived by her son, William G. Schauffler IV; two daughters, Nancy Preston Lee and Sally Preston Thomas; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Nichols Ensley, Robert Stephen Nichols, Michelle Thomas, Michael Thomas, Nanette Lee Hall, John Clark Lee; and five great-grandchildren.
She was born in Englewood, New Jersey. She moved to Wesley Chapel from Charlottesville, Va. in 1996.
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RAINEY, Sr., Robert Kendrick, 67 of Bartow, died July 23, 2001. Survived by a loving family. Whidden- McLean F.H.
RUBLE, Susan, died July 18, 2001. She now resides in heaven. Susan is survived by Mike, Mark and Donna Ruble; her two nieces, Jennifer and Heather Ruble; and her two nephews, Donald and Joseph. Her only surviving and very special grandmother, Hortense Burkette; her aunt Nancy and uncle Shawn; and a special great-aunt Pauline; her mother, Brenda Burkette; three close girlfriends through the year s, Lesia, Kathie and Sussie. Her father, Don Ruble is deceased and her great- grandmother, MaMa Rena is Susan's intended name sake. I felt her father and great-grandmother, MaMa Rena met and greeted her home. Susan was a loving angel always giving and caring about others. She was always smiling and happy! When she was not in pain. Susan was only 36 years old when her spirit entered heaven. I, her mother, will always remember my special and precious daughter, Susan. Her memorial service will be at Palma Ceia Ward: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4601 MacDill Ave. South, August 4, Saturday, at 4:00 p.m.
SAEZ-FERRER, Yarine Y., of Tampa passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2001. Survivors include her parents, Juan Ferrer and Evelyn Saez; maternal grandmother, Frances Pellot of Worster, Mass.; paternal grandmother, Carmen Santiago of Tampa and several aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 4-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.
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SIMPSON, Clarence Allen, 63, of Tampa died July 24, 2001. He is survived by his sister, Melba Steel; and other family members. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services (813) 237-2900
SKELTON, Clarice B., 92, of Tampa, passed away on July 26, 2001 under care of Hospice. She is survived by her loving family; son, A. Bruce Skelton and daughter-in-law, Virginia Skelton of Tampa; son, Ronald Skelton and daughter-in-law, , Eve Skelton of Beech Mountain, N.C.; four grandchildren, Michael Skelton and his wife, Lesa of Tampa, Fla., Stephen Skelton of Columbia, S.C., Mark Skelton and his wife, Rie of Japan; and Kieu and her husband, Truong Huynh of Tampa; seven great-grandchildren, Joshua and Ryan Skelton of Tampa; Erika and Julia Skelton of Japan, and Tam, Long, and Linh Huynh of Tampa. Clarice is also survived by her niece, Jane Muller of Tampa, and nephew Roy Rye of Sapphire, N.C. Clarice was born June 6, 1909 in Tampa, Florida. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and g reat-grandmother, as well as a long-time cafeteria employee at Hillsborough High School in Tampa. Clarice was a lifetime member of the Episcopal Church. She was devoted to her family, and inspired in each of us a curiosity about the wonders of God's creation. Although she will be missed greatly, her family knows she is now at peace. Graveside services will be on Monday, July 30 at 3:00 p.m. at For tner Cemetery, Parrish, Florida with Dr. Gerald Iwerks presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Metropolitan Ministries, 2002 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, 988-7371.
SPOTO, Clarabelle Mary, 88, of Tampa passed away Sunday, July 22, 2001. Survivors include her son, Daniel V. Spoto, M.D. of Sarasota; daughter, Theresa Henry of Jacksonville; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Born in Bono, Ohio Mrs. Spoto moved to Florida in 1942. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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