RIVOIRE, Father S. Joseph, S.J., died on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at Ignatius Residence in New Orleans, La. Age 82 years, a native of Baton Rouge, La. and resided in Monroe, La. until he entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1936. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Louise Phipps of Hanover, Md. and Jeannette Marie Rivoire of King of Prussia, Pa.; a brother, John Robert Rivoire of South Falls Church, Va.; an d was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Catherine Keller and a brother Ulysse Victor Rivoire. He attended all 12 grades at St. Matthew School in Monroe, La.; attended Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala.; and later St. Mary's College, Kansas, in preparation for the priesthood and was ordained by Bishop Ignatius Glennie, S.J. in 1949. His ministry was largely in the Jesuit Schools of Dallas, Texas, Tampa, Fla. and Shreveport, La., where he served as teacher, counselor, assistant principal, alumni director and archivist. He spent most of his active ministry at Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas, Texas from 1952-67, 1972-79 and 1989-94. He served briefly at Holy Name of Jesus and Immaculate Conception Parishes in New Orleans, La., and in the mid 1990's at the Lourdes-Noreen McKeen Residence for Geriatric Care in W. Palm Beach, Fla. From 1996-2000 he ministered at St. Luke's Church in Irving, Texas in the Dallas area. Since that time Fr. Rivoire has been at Ignatius Residence in New Orleans, La. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Jesuit Domestic Chapel, Jesuit High School, and 4133 Banks Street New Orleans, La. on Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Jesu it Cemetery, St. Charles College, Grand Coteau, La. Memorial gifts to Jesuit Retirement Fund, 500 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., New Orleans, and LA 70119, preferred. Arrangements by Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home
ROSS, Luella Jean, 64, of Lakeland, died November 14, 2001. Survived by three daughters; one son; one sister; four brothers; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Heath Funeral Chapel
SMITH, Ruth Frecker, 92, lifelong resident of Tampa, died Thursday, November 22, 2001. She was the last of the Frecker triplets, William H. Frecker and Grace Frecker Holloway, Tampa's first set of triplets. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Frecker Mulvihill and her husband, Jack of Tampa; two grandchildren, Brenda Copper of Tampa and John Jarrett of Tucson, Ariz.; three great-grandchild ren, Loreall Jarrett, Zachary Copper and J.T. Copper; nephew and nieces, Walter Frecker Holloway, Lynne Grace, Ann Landry and Trudy Frecker. At the request of Mrs. Smith there will be no service.
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STEVENS, Jr., Dr. James Lowel, 51 of Plant City died November 21, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Margaret; sons, Gregory, Eric, and James L. `Trey` III all of Plant City; parents, James and Lorraine Steven Sr. of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Patti Stevens and Karen Stevens both of Austin, Texas; nieces, Tracy and Samantha Waldroup, Kimmie and Ali Banks, Samantha Black and Cynthia Phil lpot; and nephews, Chris, Alan, and A.J. Black, David and Matthew Crow. He was preceded in death by sister, Pamela Stevens Crow. He graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1968, from FSU in 1972 where he was a member of the Varsity Club Swim Team, and from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1976. He was an avid Seminole fan. He was associated with Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity, Ameri can Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, and Polk County Dental Association. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry as well as Jr. and Sr. Warden. He was an Eagle Scout and served as Scout Master for Troop 733. He coached many recreational soccer and basketball teams through or with the Plant City recreational Dept. He coached the Plant City Swi m Club in 1977. Dr. Stevens died at home after a long and courageous battle with melanoma. He was known as someone who touched the lives of many through his dental practice of Conway & Stevens, and his association with children through scouting and sports. He remained an inspiration to all who knew him. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday in St. Peter's Episcopal Church with Rev. Leste r Durst officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services in the parish hall. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Haught Funeral Home - 717-9300
VILAR, Andrew James, 69, of Ridge Manor, Fla., died Monday, November 19, 2001 in Dade City, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Edythe Vilar of Ridge Manor and three nieces. He was born in Framingham, Mass. and served in the Navy. He was a self-employed carpenter, a harness horse driver/trainer and an avid golfer. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Fla. is in charge of the arrangements.
WALKER, Willie Joe, of Tampa, died November 14, 2001. Survived by wife, Frances; sons, Wendell and Willie. Services on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. from New Mt. Zion M.B. Church.
WESTER, Herbert H. Sr., 81 of Tampa passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2001. Survivors include his wife, Alice V. Wester; a daughter and son-in-law JoAnn and David Chapman; two granddaughters, Kristy Paul and Denise Paradise; a great-grandson, Andrew `AJ` Paradise and three sisters, Mertice Westberry, Louise Campbell and Inez Forkel. Mr. Wester was a native of Jackson County, Fla. and had resi ded in Tampa for most of his life. He was retired from the U. S. Army and was a member of the East Chelsea Baptist Church, Tampa Lodge # 240 F&AM, The Tampa Consistory of the Scottish Rite and Zendah Grotto. Funeral services will be held at the Garden of Memories Chapel, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with The Rev. Raymond James, of East Chelsea Baptist Church and Rev. Alton J. C hapman of St. Clement's Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment with Masonic rites and military honors will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
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BAKER, Ethel of Zephyrhills passed away. Survived by loving family. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. graveside in Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
in Dade City. Friends may call Sunday at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
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SCHIEFFER, James M., 91, of Zephyrhills, Fla died Thursday, November 22, 2001 in Dade City, Fla. He is survived by his daughter, Elaine Hilton, Zephyrhills, Fla.; five step-daughters, Suzanne Strojny, Danvers, Mass, Linda Ambrose, Salem, Mass, Jean Pigeon, Laconia, N.H., Sharon Rankin, Yuma, AZ, Maryellen Burns, Truro, Mass; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great, great-grandc hildren. He was born February 9, 1910 in Chicago, IL and moved to Zephyrhills 22 years ago from New Hampshire. He was a retired Merchant Marine. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m., Monday, November 26, 2001 at the Oakley Funeral Home in Dade City. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be sent to Hernando-Pasco Hospice c/o 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, Fl 34667.
Oakley Funeral Home
YOUNG, Gary Thomas 52, passed away November 22, 2001 in Zephyrhills. Survived by his wife, Betty of Zephyrhills; son, Todd Young of Hendersonville, N.C.; daughter; Annette Hall of Brevard, N.C.; three grandchildren; step- daughter, Paula Friesen of New Port Richey; brother, Charles Stansberry of Plant City; sister, Patricia Ann Sizemore of Albany, Ga.; mother, Eunice Wiggleworth of Okeechobee; father, Paul Young of Sylvester, Ga. Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 26, 2001 at Whitfield Funeral Home, with Pastor Douglas Fleming officiating. Gary was a dry wall specialist and a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church.
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JOHNSON, C. Melvin, of Wesley Chapel, passed away November 23rd, 2001. He was born in Davie, Florida 85 years ago to Karl and Hilma Johnson who came to the area in 1910. Melvin lived in Pompano Beach until recently when he moved to Wesley Chapel to be closer to family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Oveda Hardin Johnson; daughter Susie and her husband, Bill Donnan; granddaughte rs Dana and Dawn; and great-grandchildren Lauren, Logan and Hunter. Melvin was a member of Carpenters Union #127 in Ft. Lauderdale and was a former member of the Elks and American Legion in Ft. Lauderdale.
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BARD, Dorothy Dahm, 85, of Tampa, passed away Monday, November 26, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Jeannette Sconyers and her husband, Paul of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Catherine Vick, Christine Briggs and Peter Dahm, all of Lutz, Ryan Sconyers and Laura Harris of Atlanta, Ga.; and seven great-grandchildren. She was the secretary at Lutz School for 20 years, a Sunday School teacher at the First United Methodist Church of Lutz, a member of the Tampa Matrons Club, the National and Local Secretaries Association and was a resident of Illinois, Pennsylvania and Florida. a Funeral Service will be held Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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BECK, Jr., William A., 74, of Dunedin, died November 19, 2001. Survived by wife, Joyce; two sons; five daughters; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. International Mortuary.
BISHOP, Sr., William Chester, 74, of Winter Haven, died November 27, 2001. Survived by wife, Rita; two sons; three brothers; one sister and one grandchild. Crisp-Coon Funeral Home.
BUCKNER, Wyatt, 44, of Tampa died November 19, 2001. Survived by his wife, Faye; sons, Anthony and Demario; daughters, Jessica and Shambrey; mother, Arletta; two brothers and two sisters. He was born in Roanoke, Va.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services
CASTELLANO, Casimino, 92, of Tampa, passed away November 26, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Gussie; sons, Dennis G. Castellano Sr. and his wife, Patricia and Fred R. Castellano and his wife, Marie; and four grandsons, Anthony Castellano, Dennis Castellano Jr., Dino Castellano, Vincent Castellano and great-niece Heather Marie Watkins. Mr. Castellano was of the Catholic faith and wa s retired from Edenfield Plumbing Co. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in the Garden of Memories Chapel, 4207 E. Lake Ave., with interment to follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. His four grandsons as well as Sam Castellano Jr. and Jerry Conte will serve as Pallbearers. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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CASTLEBERRY, Bertie Lee (Dollar), 73 of Plant City, went to heaven to be with her Lord on November 25, 2001. Sur- vivors include her loving and devoted husband of 54 years, Delmar D. (Cass) Castleberry; daughter Diana and son-in-law, Chris Luppens; sons, Glenn and Daryl Castleberry; and daugh- ter, Denise Castleberry; grand- children, Chris and Shannon Luppens, Yvonne Luppens, Adam Luppens, She ryl Luppens Greg Luppens, Tracie Brazell, and Kevin Castleberry; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Benson; and many nieces nephews, and a multitude of friends. She was a homemaker. She was a faithful member of the Tampa Primitive Baptist Church since 1956 and served through the years as Bible study teacher, youth director and counselor, and Ladies Circle President. Visitation will be held Tue sday, November 27, 6-8:00 p.m. at the Tampa Primitive Baptist Church, 919 West Kentucky Ave. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, November 28, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tampa Primitive Baptist Church with interment to follow at Pelote Cemetery, Lithia, Fla. Flowers are welcomed or donations may be made to the Tampa Primitive Baptist Church in her memory. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, (813) 237-3345.
CURTIS, Syble N., 64, of Tampa passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at her residence. She is survived by her devoted husband of 47 years, Herman D.; daughter, Laura Curtis; sons, Danny and his wife, Dawn, Randall and his wife, Trini, and Tim Curtis; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; four sisters; two brothers and many, many friends. She was born in Brentwood, Ark. and moved here in 197 1 from Fayetteville, Ark. She was a bus driver for the Hillsborough School District for 28 years. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 30, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mark III Funeral Home South Tampa Chapel. The family requests donations to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St. Tampa, FL 33609, in lieu of flowers. MARK III FUNERAL HOME 831-9444
DARNELL, Kay F., 61, of Pinellas Park, died November 25, 2001. Survived by son, Tony; daughter, Ann Johnson; brother; twin sister; sister and three grandchildren.
Williams & Son Funeral Home.
DESMARAIS, Valeda F., of Holiday, died November 25, 2001. Survived by two brothers and two sisters.
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.
DORTON, Herman, 80, of New Port Richey, died November 23, 2001. Survived by wife Jackie; two sons; a daughter; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.
DURST, Julia M., 78, of Indian Lakes Estates, Fla., died November 26, 2001. Survived by husband, Lester; daughter, Debra Mullins; one grandson and two step-grandsons.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home.
FENDLEY, Jessie J., 87, of Lake Placid, died November 26, 2001. Survived by daughter, Nellie Mae Lanier; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
FORD, Nancy Torbett, 74, died Friday night, November 23, 2001, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, Charles E. Ford; daughters, Nancy `CJo` Ford and Charlton M. Ford; and grand- children, Genevieve T. Mashburn, Ford Ross Cheeseman, and Sean Michael Duffy. A native and lifetime resident of Tampa, Nancy Ford was the only child of Dr. and Mrs Ralph Torbett. She grew up in Hyde Park and attended Gorrie Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Junior High and Plant High School. After receiving her B.A. Degree from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia. in 1948, Nancy credited her years there as having had the greatest influence on her adult life. Nancy contributed to Tampa in both volunteer and paid positions, beginning with the Junior League of Tampa, serving as its president in 1964-65, and receiving the Sustainer of the Year Award in 1977, the youngest person to be so honored. Her professional career began in 1966, as Vice President for Executive Services of First National Bank of Florida, and included serving as Assistant to the President for Community Relations at the University of South Florida. After working as a public relations consulta nt she became Director of Public Affairs for the University of South Florida Medical Center in 1979, served as Executive Director of the Volvo World Cup of Showjumping, and was Vice President for Development and Pubic Relations at St. Joseph's Health Center until 1992. Nancy Ford was tireless in her community Involvement in Tampa, beginning in 1950, when she joined the Junior League of Tampa. She served as President of the Tampa Philharmonic/Florida Gulf Coast Symphony, United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa, the Arts Council of Tampa, Hillsborough Community Mental Health Center, St. Joseph's Hospital Development Council, the Athena Society, the Florida Women's Network, and the International Alliance, as well as the Junior League. She was also a co-founder of the Children's Cancer Center, and a fo unding member of the Museum Society of the Henry B. Plant Museum, Town and Gown, and the Florida Women's Network. She was affectionately known as the `Founding Mother` of the Athena Society, formed to promote and encourage the acceptance of women in business, the professions, and other positions of responsibility, and to improve the status of women, a cause to which she devoted her considerable en ergies throughout her personal and professional career. She also served on the boards of the Performing Arts Center, the Tower Club, the Tampa Historical Society, and the Gasparilla Sidewalk Art Festival Committee. Appointive positions she held include the Florida State Retirement Commission, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, the Children's Committee of Hillsborough County, the Tampa Bi-Racial Committee, Hillsborough County Civil Service Commission, and the City of Tampa Convention Center Review Committee. Nancy received many honors and awards, among them the Governor's Award for the Arts, Soroptomist International of Tampa Women helping Women Award for the Arts, Executive Woman of the Year Award of the Network of Executive Women, Businesswoman of the Year Award from Sales & M arketing Executives, and Zonta Woman of the Year. She felt particularly honored when she was named an Alumna of Distinction by Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Notably, as Chair of the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony's Board of Directors, she was instrumental in negotiating the first successful merger of two operating symphonies in the country, forming what is now the Florida Orchestra. Her most recent effort has been the promotion and underwriting of an updated edition of `A History of Women in Tampa,` a book commissioned by the Athena Society. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday. at Palma Ceia United Methodist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to The Athena Society Women's Education Fund within the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Inc., or to a charity of your choice.
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FOUST, Charles L. Sr. `Hoss`, 66, passed away November 22, 2001 in Tampa. Survived by a daughter; two sons; seven grandchildren; four foster grandchildren; and his father. Whitfield Funeral Home.
GIANNELLA, Donald, 90 of Tampa, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2001. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Bessie Giannella. Survivors include son, Harris Giannella and his wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Nancy Giannella; one brother and one sister in Italy; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research , 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20850. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Armenia Chapel, 4730 No. Armenia Ave., Tampa. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens in Thonotosassa, Fla. The family will receive friends this evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Armenia - A.P. Boza Memorial Chapel
GUSTAFIK, Gary W., 52, of New Port Richey, died on Thursday, November 22, 2001 at his residence. Survivors include wife, Jody; three sons, Paul Kiela of St. Petersburg, Kurt Gustafik and Philip Gustafik of New Port Richey; one daughter, Jessica Kiela of St Petersburg; mother, Darleen Gustafik of Franklin, Tenn and one sister, Judi Long of Franklin, Tenn. He was born In Chicago, Illinois and cam e here eight years ago from Chicago. He was a computer audit specialist for the Internal Revenue Service. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in New Port Richey and the National Treasury Employees Union. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. at Faupel Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 29, 2001 at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathol ic Church. Entombment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. Arrangements by
Faupel Funeral Home, Inc.
HALLSTEIN, Virginia, age 73, of Plant City, passed away on November 25, 2001. She is survived by her son and three daughters. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Plant City. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, 813-752-1111.
HENSON, James, of Blakely, Ga., formerly of Tampa, died November 19, 2001. Survived by wife, Beth Tabb Henson of Georgia; daughter, Ann Henson of St. Augustine, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Mr. Henson, a resident of Tampa over 50 years, retired from W. R. Ames Co. in Tampa and was a member of First Baptist Church of Blakely. Funeral services were held November 21, 2001 at Blakely Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wiregrass Hospice, 432 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, GA 31717. Arrangements by Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home, Blakely, Georgia.
HUGHES, Lee, of Tampa passed away Monday morning, November 26, 2001, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving family. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, November 30, at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church on West Linebaugh Ave. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, in his memory.
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JOHNSON, Stephen F., 72, of Holiday, died November 23, 2001. Survived by wife, Mary Lee; two sons; three daughters; two brothers; sister; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Michels & Lundquist.
JONES, Nina Evelyn, 72, died Friday, November 23, 2001 at the Hospice House of Anderson. She is predeceased by her parents; and a brother Edwin Jones. She is survived by one daughter, Virginia Davis of Travelers Rest; three sons, David Bledsoe, Roy Bledsoe and Arthur Bledsoe, all of Johnston, SC; her children's father, William Bledsoe; one granddaughter; and a brother, Dr. John Paul Jones of Au gusta, Ga. Ms. Jones was born in Augusta, Ga., and was the daughter of the late William Clifford Jones and Ethel Estelle Garvin Jones. She was a computer operator with the Pasco County School Board and of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the Seniors Unlimited of Easley, SC. The family will receive friends at the Davis residence in Travelers Rest. Cremation Society of South Carolina, Greenville, SC
JONES, Stewart Wesley, 90, of New Port Richey, died November 25, 2001. Survived by two sons; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.
JUREWICZ, Edwin L., 79, died Saturday, November 24, 2001 in Tampa. An Air Force veteran of World War II, he is survived by his wife, Agnes and two sons, Edwin C. and Richard.
LAKEY, Benjamin Franklin `Frank`, 71, of Hudson, died November 23, 2001. Survived by wife; four children; brother; two sisters; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist F.H.
MOORE, Russell, 83, passed away November 21, 2001. Mr. Moore is survived by his loving wife Eva; son Russell Jr. and his wife, Cathy; and two sisters, Hazel Buchanan of New Bedford, Mass. and Bessie Siebert of Ferris, Texas. Mr. Moore served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Blount, Curry, & Roel. Services will be conducted by the military Order of the Purple Heart. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery
at a later date.
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NAGY, Martha S., 89, of Lakeland, died November 25, 2001. Survived by loving family. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. at Lakeland Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to service.