JONES, Harold B., of Jacksonville died July 23, 2001. Survived by son, Simeon Jones of Jacksonville and daughter, Tamora Jones of Ocala. A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society
KILLEBREW, Emrie, 83, of Tampa passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2001. He is survived by five daughters; two brothers; a sister; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren. Graveside services to be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.
KING, Kenneth L., 86, of Valrico passed away Monday, July 23, 2001. Preceded in death by his son, Dale Cassiday. He is survived by his wife, Opal; daughter, Marie King; two brothers, Dencil and Delbert; sister, Bernice Hanson; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
MARTIN, Ralph M., 81, of Tampa passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Elva Martin; daughter, Susan Martin; son, Tim Martin (Esther); son, John Martin (Susan); daughter, Rebekah Pucciarelli (Paul); grandchildren, Kathryn Martin, Stephen Martin, Bryan Martin, Sean Martin, Darren Martin, Kelsey Martin, Paul Pucciarelli, Jr. and Anne Marie Pucciarelli; sisters, Dixie Fowler , Bessie Aiken, Helen Richeson and Rachel Pierson. Mr. Martin was a member of the Gideons, Seminole Heights Baptist Church were he was Deacon Emeritus, a U.S. Army Veteran during World War II, a member of the Florida National Guard for 30 years and a member of the U.T.U. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 27, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Seminole Heights Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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McKINNON, Gordon, at age 72, passed from this earth Monday July 23, 2001 while surrounded by family and loved ones at his home on Davis Islands. Gordon is survived by his children David, Kenneth and Karen and their families, his wife Edna and her two sons, Bruce and Gary, his sister Twyla Jacklin, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren who love him dearly. A wonderful man wi th a highly creative mind, Gordon has made many close friends across the USA and Canada with his dynamic personality and generous nature. Among his many accomplishments Gordon created Seamco Laboratories Inc. in 1968, a national company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. He was a pioneer in the epoxy river rock and Flo-Crete decking business, the creator of Foam WonderWall building system and the holder of numerous patents. Gordon will be greatly missed and will live on forever in our hearts. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 28, at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Adams & Jennings Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, 6900 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, Fla. (813) 237-3345.
MELENDEZ, Julio, 60, of Tampa died July 24, 2001. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he is survived by his siblings, nephews, nieces and friends. The family will received friends Saturday, July 28, 2001, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services (813) 237-2900
MELVIN, Rudolph, of Tampa, died July 21, 2001. Survivors, wife, Annie Lue; children, Janie M. Adams and husband Harold and Rudolph Melvin, Jr.; other relatives. Ray Williams Funeral Home, 253-3419.
MUJICA, Martha Sabina, 77, Tampa, died July 23, 2001. Survived by son, Asterio; daughter, Elaida; brother, Jose; sisters, Mary, Nieve; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
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OLIVER, Henry, 64, of Tampa died July 19, 2001. He is survived by one sister, Faye Clark; two sons, Rick and Alan Oliver. A Memorial services will be in Indiana at a later date.
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PEGRAM, Jodi Elizabeth, age 31, lifelong resident of Tampa passed away Sunday, July 22, 2001. Jodi was a graduate of Chamberlain High School and the University of South Florida and was employed at Jackson's Bistro on Harbour Island. She was preceded in death by her sister, Robin and grandfathers, Earl F. Pegram and Robert J. Jennings. Survivors include her parents, Susan and Earl Pegram of Tamp a, brothers, Scooter of Montreal, Canada and Craig of Tampa and her grandmothers, Frances E. Pegram and Mary E. Jennings both of Cape Coral, Fla. Funeral services will be held Friday, 11:00 a.m. at St. Clements Episcopal Church, 706 West 113th Avenue, Tampa with Fr. Al Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Armenia Chapel, 4730 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa. Jodi was a free spirit who celebrated her life to the fullest. Her memory will be treasured by all whose lives she touched.
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RAMIREZ, Estilita, age 99, of Tampa passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2001. Mrs. Ramirez came to Tampa 32 years ago from her native, Cuba. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Porfirio Ramirez and loving son, Porfirio Remberto Ramirez. Survivors include her beloved sons, Rafael Ramirez and Rudolfo Ramirez and six cherished grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services w ill be held Saturday, 2:00 p.m. at Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Armenia Chapel, 4730 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa with Pastor Gonzolo Cruz officiating. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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ROBERTS, John T., 82, of Tampa passed away July 24, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary and John Young Roberts. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years Nell Trice Roberts; two sisters, Edwina `Bootsie` Smotherman of Valdosta, GA and Minnie Williams of Peachtree, GA and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Roberts was Baptist by faith and served his country a s a Captain in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was employed by the Burrougs Corporation for 35 years. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Downtown Tampa, with Dr. Jim Knight, Senior Pastor, officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Downtown Tampa Building Fund, 302 W. Kennedy Ave. Tampa, FL 33606 or a charity of your choice. Mark III Funeral Home, (813) 831-9444
RUSSO, Vincent C., age 78 of Tampa, passed away July 25, 2001. Mr. Russo is survived by his beloved wife, Louise; son, Terry Russo and wife, Sally; daughter, Tanya Cabal and husband, Mike; brother, Frank Russo and wife, Violet; grandchildren, Michael and Connor Cabal, Mikell, Myler, Joshua, Jillian and Jessica Russo; nephews and nieces, Sylvia Flores and her children Geno and Kristie; John Russ o and wife Bonnie; Frank Russo; Rosaree Skidmore and husband Pat; Armando Flores and wife Judith and their children Mondy and Alisha; Robert Gonzalez; and Frances Caranante and her children Joseph and Dana. Mr. Russo was preceded in death by his nephew, Gene Flores. Mr. Russo was a native of New Orleans, La. and a lifelong resident of Tampa. He was employed with Coca Cola and Tampa Fronton for man y years. He was a race car driver known to his friends as `Wild Man Russo` and was a great husband, father, nano and practical joker to all his friends and family. He will be missed. A Memorial service will be held Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Father John H. Kaack, SJ, officiating, at the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the chapel of GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME.
SEOANE, Violet A., age 68 of Tampa, passed away at home, July 23, 2001. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mrs. Seoane is survived by her husband, Manuel Seoane, Jr.; sons, Manuel M. Seoane and wife, Cecilia; Mark J. Seoane and wife, Kathy; Mitchell K. Seoane and wife, Lisa; and Michael M. Seoane and wife, Krista; mother, Asia `Nana` Arlas; sister, Sylvia Tagliarini; grandchildren, Ryan, Melissa, Todd, Megan, Casey and Matthew; and several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home with Monsignor Laurence E. Higgins, P.A., Pastor, St. Lawrence Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers include Manuel, Mark, Mitchell and Michael Seoane, Levin West , Steve Gervais, Vincent Scanio and Chris Espinosa. in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1001 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33629 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid Florida Chapter, 3659 Maguire Blvd., Suite 110, Orlando, FL 32803 in memory of Mrs. Seoane. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9:00 p.m. with recitation of the Catholic Wake Rite to begin at 7:15 p.m. at the chapel of
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SNEDEKER, Elizabeth Wood Felty `Libby`, 84, died July 20, 2001. Survived by one daughter; one step-daughter; one stepson; four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster F.H.
STUCKWISH, Max E., 61, of Lutz, died July 20, 2001. Survived by his wife, Jan Stuckwish; daughter, Kelly Young; son, David Stuckwish; two granddaughters, and mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Mattern. Funeral services are Thursday, July 26, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rt 54, New Port Richey, Fla. Visitation is Wednesday, July 25, from 6-8:00 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens, (727) 376-7824..
SULLIVAN, Susan K., 57, of Tampa passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2001. She is survived by her mother, Lorraine Archer of Terre Haute, Ind. A Memorial service will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Friday at STOWERS BRANDON CHAPEL.
TODD, Mr. George K., Sr., 73 of Ruskin, Fla., died at his residence in the presence of family July 24, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Delores Echols Todd; one, son, George K. Todd Jr. and wife Karen of Ruskin; three daughters, Beverly Todd of Walton, N.Y., Susan Rodriguez and husband Tony of Jacksonville, Fla., and Rebecca Meyers and husband David of Bushnell, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jason Todd of Alexandria, Va., George K. Todd III of Ruskin, and Diane Halstead and husband James of Brandon; and one great-grand-daughter, Ashley Halstead of Brandon. Also surviving are one sister, Barbara Pratt and husband Richard of Bradenton, Fla.; two nieces, Barbara Pratt of Sarasota and Cindy Pratt of Indianapolis, Ind. one stepson, Adam Ripley and wife Sandy of Ruskin; one step-daughter, Rhonda Freeman and husband Drew of Bradenton; two step-grandsons, Christopher Freeman of Bradenton and Jack Ripley of Ruskin; four step-granddaughters, Selena Guajardo of Columbus, Ohio, and Sherri Guajardo of Lancaster, Ohio, Julia Freeman of Bradenton and Jordan Ripley of Ruskin; and one step-great-granddaughter, Maliya Guajardo of Lancaster, Ohio. He had lived in the Ruskin area since the 60's. Born in Stamford, N.Y., he attended Stamford Central School, Florida military Academy, he graduated from Bradento n high school and attended Florida State University. He moved to this area from upstate New York. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Korean Conflict. Mr. Todd was a member of the Masonic Lodge, past president of the Ruskin-Apollo Beach Rotary Club. He had been a member of the Stamford United Methodist Church prior to joining the Ruskin United Methodist Church. Mr. Todd served on the Boards of Direc tors of South Hillshorough Community Bank, South Bay Hospital and Bedding Plants International, and also served as president of B.P.I. from 1975-1977. He was co-founder of Speedling, Inc. in Sun City, Fla. An inventor, credited with numerous patents he was best known for the Todd Planter Flat which revolutionized the horticultural industry and the HydoGrid System of subsurface tennis court irrigat ion. At the time of his death he was co-owner and chairman of the board of directors of Welch Tennis Courts, Inc., the largest builder of clay tennis courts in the United States. A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the chapel of Lewers Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Ruskin United Methodist Church with Rev. David Lo oney officiating. Graveside services and burial will be Monday in Stamford, N.Y. Memorial gifts may be made to Wells Eye Hospital - Ocular Melanoma Research, 904 Walton St., Philadelphia, PA., or to the LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center, 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, FL 33573. LEWERS FUNERAL HOME
TORRES, Luis, 85 of Tampa, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Adela Torres; daughter Maria Luisa; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mr. Torres was a native of Cuba and moved to the Tampa area in 1971 from New Orleans. He was owner and operator of a cattle ranch and a Catholic. Graveside services will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Catholic Wake Rite at 7:30 p.m. at
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WADE, Jayne M., 77 of Valrico, died July 24, 2001 in Tampa. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Wade December 26, 1999. Survived by three sons, Craig D. Seidel, Birdsboro, Pa., Timothy D. Seidel of Valrico; one sister, Grace W. Deitrich of Valrico; and four grandchildren. She was born March 13, 1924 in Reading, Pa. to William and Carrie Oswald Whitehead. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Victor a Kroninger Jr officiating at Lamm & Witman Funeral Home, 243 W. Penn Ave., Wernersville, PA 19565. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, in Sinking Spring, Pa.
WELCH, Carrie Dee, 85, a resident of Plant City, passed away July 24, 2001. She is survived by her son, Reggie Welch; two daughters, Betty Richwine and Carolyn Chandler; one sister, Estelle Casey; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren. Mrs. Welch was a longtime resident of the area and a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 26, 2001 (today) at 3:00 p.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Olan Hill, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.
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WEXLER, Herman, 82 of Tampa, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2001. He is survived by two loving daughters, Roberta Aida of West Caldwell, N.J. and Janet Colchamiro of Merrick, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Gabrielle Lori Schiff, Jeffrey Todd Schiff, Eric Haruo Aida and Brian Isamu Aida. Mr. Wexler moved to the Tampa area in 1967 from Newburgh, New York. He was Jewish and a World War II US Army Vete ran. He was a newspaper printer, retired from The Poughkeepsie (NY) Journal, Poughkeepsie (NY) - New Yorker, and The Tampa Tribune. He owned a flea market business named The Yankee Trader. He also was a volunteer and Chairman of Volunteer Services at Town & Country Hospital for more than twenty years; a volunteer ambulance driver for the Angels of Mercy Division of the Red Cross, and a lifelong dedicated blood donor. He was a lover and breeder of dogs for many years. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 6211 Memorial Highway, Tampa, FL 33615.
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WHITELAW, James, 56, of Tampa, died July 21, 2001. He was a veteran. He is survived by his sisters, Katherine Hannah, Oakland, Calif., and Cynthia Campbell, Overland Park, Kan.
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WRAY, Katherine `Kathy` Ann, 43, of Prairie Grove/Fayetteville, Ark., died Monday, July 23, 2001 at Washington Regional Medical Center. She was born May 15, 1958 in Ithaca, New York to Dorothy (Kilts) and James Wray III. She was of Catholic faith. She was employed at the University of Arkansas for 18 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy. She is survived by her father, James W ray III; two sisters, Linda M. Taylor and Sandra Lewis Both of Del City, Okla.; two brothers, James Wray IV of Springdale, Michael Stone of Phenix City, Ala.; paternal grandmother, Gertrude P. Wray of Springdale; long time boyfriend, John Smith of Prairie Grove; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece. Rosary: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Moore's Chapel. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 27 at Moore's Chapel with Father Jim Fischer officiating. Visitation: 4-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Moore's Chapel, 206-8 W. Center St., Fayetteville, AR 72701.
YAVORSKI, Betty, age 76 of Tampa, passed away July 20, 2001. Survivors include her nephew, James Tucker; family of friends, Polly, Kathy, Wilma, Mary and many others. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa. and resident of Tampa since 1962, Mr. Yavorski was a member of Forest Hills Christian Church and a member of the Eastern Star Port Tampa Chapter #178. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Hills Christian Church, 10902 N. Armenia Ave., with Jonathan Beard, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at Forest Hills Christian Church.
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COLBY, Elmer Wilford, 88,Lakeland, died July 22, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Sue Golden, Lakeland; and step-daughter Sondra Jean Ostenson of Boulder, Colorado. Health F.H.
CRIPE-McALISTER, Oveta Blanche, passed away at Plaza West Nursing Home, Sun City Center, Fla., July 22, 2001. Her husband, John W. Cripe preceded her in death in 1955. Ms. Cripe is survived by son, Roger Duane Cripe of River- view, Fla.; daughter, Patricia Cripe Manning of Titusville, Fla. She has five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was born in Stone Bluff, Ind., March 1, 1907 t o parents Iva Pearl Nelson and Birtha Elmer McAlister and she had five brothers and sisters. Ms. Cripe and her husband came to Brandon, Fla. in 1953 and built and managed a large poultry farm on Bloomingdale Rd. She was a bookkeeper for Puritan Mills, Tampa for many years. She was an active member of the First Methodist Church of Brandon and helped begin St. Andrews Methodist Church on Bloomingdal e Rd. She helped with the Meals On Wheels for many years at St. Andrews. Ms. Cripe was deeply committed to her family and friends; her constant love and friendship will be missed greatly. She is gone, but will never be forgotten. The family will have private services and requests no flowers. Any Memorials can be made in her name to the Brevard Alzheimers Found- ation, 4676 N. Wickam Rd., Melbourne, FL 32935 or the St. Andrews Methodist Church, `Joy Group` 3315 Bryan Rd., Brandon, FL 33511. Hillsboro Memorial F.H.
CUERVO, Maximo `Max`, 70, of Hallandale and formerly of Tampa, passed away July 22, 2001. Born December 17, 1930; he is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Cuervo; one daughter, Rosemarie and her husband, Tony Borracci; three grandchildren; two brothers, Mike and Edward Cuervo, and one sister, Marta Romano, of Tampa. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of West Broward Masonic Lodge # 255 in Dania, Fla.
EHLER, Elinor, 83, of Port Richey, died July 21, 2001. He is survived by a son, Robert Ehler, Chicago, Ill.
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GAY, Mrs. Juanita M., 62, of Tampa, passed July 19, 2001. She is survived by five brothers, four sisters, uncle, and other relatives.
Wilson Funeral Home.
GEYER, Ruth Pauline, 96, Lakeland, died July 21, 2001. Survived by one daughter, three sisters, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Heath Funeral Chapel.