NATTER, Josef M., 66, passed away Friday, November 23, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Beverly, of Brandon and their son, Mark, of Paris, France. A funeral mass will be celebrated 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2001 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4450 C.R. 579, Seffner, FL. 33584. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the St. Francis of Assisi Building Fund.
SERENITY MEADOWS MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME
O'CONNELL, James R., 74, of Glenmont, N.Y. passed away on November 25, 2001. He was for many years the husband of the late Janice O'Connell; he is the father of Cindy Wilkerson and her husband Edward of Tampa, Fla. and James O'Connell of Glenmont. Mr. O'Connell is the grandfather of Erin and Kevin O'Connell and Katie Wilkerson. He is the longtime companion of Francesca Symonds of Saratoga. Mr. O'Connell was an avid motorcyclist and Scuba instructor, He was in the Merchant Marine during World War II. He was a truck driver for 15 years for the Associated Transport in Albany, until his retirement. Graveside services will be held Thursday 2:30 p.m. at the Saratoga National Cemetery
Schuyleville. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Rd. Loudonville, NY 12211. Durant Funeral Home, Inc.
PETERSON, Bob, 82, of Land O' Lakes, passed away Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Grace Peterson; and several grand nieces and nephews. A private service is to be held. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice. BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL
Lutz-Land O' Lakes Chapel
POTTER, Janet E. Quilhot, 67, of Sun City Center, passed away November 26, 2001. Surviving are her mother, Josephine Jones of Sun City Center; daughters Kolene Adrienne Potter of Kelseyville, Calif. and Carey Dionne Ravare of Oregon; sisters, Betty Lewers of Lakes Wales and Roberta Hurdle of Fullerton, Calif. and a brother, A. Russell Quilhot of Ft. Wayne, Ind. Born in Detroit, she has lived in this area since 1985. Funeral services will he held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Lewers Funeral Home with burial in Durango, Colo.
LEWERS FUNERAL HOME
REYES, Ana Alicea, age 69, of Tampa, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2001. Mrs. Reyes was born in Puerto Rico and came to Tampa 25 years ago from New York. Survivors include her son, Jaime Velez of Yonkers, N.Y.; daughters, Esther Carrion, Ruth Velez, Lillian Fuentes, Rosa Ana Velez, Maria Colon Michelle Reyes and Madonna Velez, all of Tampa; two brothers; a sister and 20 grandchildren. Fune ral services will be held Wednesday, (Today) 1:00 p.m. at La Luz del Mundo Church, (located south of Columbus Dr. on MacDill Ave.). Pastor Jerson Rivera will officiate. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Armenia-AP Boza Memorial Chapel
SANDER, David B. and Susan L. of Brandon passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2001. They are survived by their children, Kira, Bryan, Courtney and Jared. David's father, Norman Sander; brothers, Roger and Mark Sander; sisters, Patti Jones and Sharon Hapanovich. Susan's brothers, Thomas Scott Beck and Terrence J. Beck; sisters, Penny Varnum, April Masson, Lori Beck, Elizabeth McKone and Michelle Roberts. David was a native of Chicago, Ill. and had resided here for 20 years coming from Springfield, Ill. He was a district manager for PRP Wines. Susan was a native of Washington, D.C., had resided here since 1961 and was a beloved wife and homemaker. Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Rd. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those who wish may make donations to the American Heart Assoc. or any Mental Health Center.
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SCHLEGEL, William `Bud` Ronald, 81, of New Port Richey, died November 26, 2001. Survived by wife, Doris; son, Wayne; one brother and one granddaughter.
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.
SCHLIPF, Jr., Walter `Wally`, 31, died November 24, 2001. Survived by wife, Rhonda;two daughters, Miranda and Megan; father; mother and step-father; and one brother.
SEEGER, Rose, 76, of Sun City Center, died November 26, 2001 in Sun City Center. She is survived by her daughter Elaine Trench of Winter Park; daughter-in-law, Sandra Seeger of Winter Springs, Fla.; brother, Joseph Koury of Whitehouse Station, N.J.; sister, Olivia Leesha of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and four grandchildren, Brian and Eric Trench and Jennifer and Jessica Seeger. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. she moved to this area in 1988. Mrs. Seeger was a homemaker and an active member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. The funeral mass will be conducted on Friday November 30, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with a Wake service at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in Glen Hav en Memorial Park in Winter Park, Fla. at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The LifePath Hospice House, 908 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, Florida 33573.
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SIMMONS, Anne Lyons, 53, of Riverview, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Rick; parents, George and Marie Lyons of Palm Bay, Fla.; brother, David Lyons of Nashua, N.H.; sister, Jean Ashby of Palm Bay, Fla. and two nieces, Christina Landers of Palm Bay, Fla. and Colleen Doucet of Merritt Island, Fla. A native of Carlisle, Pa. she had resided here since 1982 coming from Palm Bay, Fla. She was a legal secretary for the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office and a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be celebrated 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Resurrection Catholic Church, Riverview. The family will receive friends this evening (Wednesday) from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. at the chapel of Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Road. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33607.
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TORRES-CRUZ, Juan Manuel, 36, of Brandon passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2001. He is survived by his sons, Kevin Alexander Torres, Michael Anthony Torres, and David Andrew Torres; his ex-wife, Deborah Torres-Johnson, all of Brandon; mother, Esther Cruz; father, Gus Torres and his wife, Margarita all of Tampa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gustavo and Belinda Torres-Cruz of Brandon and Jaime and Victoria Torre s-Cruz of West Palm Beach, Fla.; sisters and brother-in-law, Claudia Torres de Gomez and Walter Gomez of Fairfax, Va. and Diana R. Torres of Tampa. A native of Bogota, Colombia, Juan had resided here since 1978 and was a martial arts instructor. Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 Noon today (Wednesday) at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Rd.
SERENITY MEADOWS MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME
VANDERMEULEN, Leonard S., of Tampa died November 24, 2001. Survived by wife, Lynn; two sons; a daughter; three sisters; and eight grandchildren.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services
WELLE, Theresa E., age 70, of Tampa, passed away November 22, 2001. She is survived by sons, Robert C. Welle, Walter J. Welle and wife, Kathy and William J. Wells. In lieu of flowers contributions may be given to St Joseph's Hospital.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
WILCOX, Eleanor, of Tampa, died November 22, 2001. Survivors are her grand- daughter, Barbara Saunders (James); and two great- grandsons.
Ray Williams Funeral Home, 253-3419.
ADAMS, Henry John Jr. 76, passed away November 28, 2001 in Dade City. Survived by wife, Geraldine of Zephyrhills, and a loving family.
WHITFIELD FUNERAL HOME
COMER, Alice Franklin, 70 of LaCombe, La., formerly of Zephyrhills, died Friday, November 16, 2001 at her residence. She is survived by son, Carl D. Franklin, Jr.; and former husband, Carl D. Franklin, Sr. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and VFW Auxiliary in Louisiana. Private services will be held.
DEMKO, Milton V., 82 of New Port Richey passed away November 26, 2001 at Orchard Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Olga (Mildred) Demko of New Port Richey; a son, Denis A. Demko and his wife, Mary Jane of Hudson, Fla.; a sister, Wanda Broznowski of Oswego, Ill.; and a brother, Bruno Demko of Glenview, Ill. Born in Chicago, Ill. and moved here in 1971 fro m Chicago. He owned and operated Milts Tile Center, Inc. in New Port Richey for 26 yrs. A member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, New Port Richey and a World War II Army Veteran. Visitation will be today (Thursday) from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. at North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey, with funeral services Friday, November 30, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by NORTH/MEADOWLAWN FUNERAL HOME, NEW PORT RICHEY (727-849-9281)
FROST-COLEY, Sharon, 49, of Inverness, formerly of Beverly Hills and Holiday, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001. Survived by husband, Keith and four children.
DOBIES FUNERAL HOME, HOLIDAY.
LANGE, Lawrence, 82, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001. Survived by wife, Norma; sons, Lawrence and Charles; and daughter, Rosella Masciola.
DOBIES FUNERAL HOME
WALLS, John R. `Dick`, 67, of Land O' Lakes, died November 27 2001 at home. Survivors include his wife, Donna; three sons, Edward of Atlanta, Ga., Tim of Tucson, Ark. and Andy of Orlando; three step-sons, Don Baker of Atlanta, Ga., Chris Baker of Land O' Lakes and Scott Baker of St. Petersburg; one step-daughter, Susan Slade of Seattle, Wash.; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He w as retired from Reynolds Metals and was a member of the Elks Club, Land O' Lakes. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at 20045 County Line Road, Lutz, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the ALS Foundation.
HODGES FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
WHITEHEAD, Ricky, 51, of Holiday, died Wednesday, November 28, 2001. Survived by son, Richard; daughter, Tuesday Gough-Fibkins; mother, June; three siblings and companion, Polly Cramer.
BOWEN, Raymond, 70, of Holiday, died November 28, 2001. Survived by wife, Isabel; and sisters, Olive Anthony and Joyce Canada.
DOBIES FUNERAL HOMES, HOLIDAY.
MENTZ, Bob E., 50, of Bayonet Point, passed away November 27, 2001 at home. He is survived by his wife, Deborah. Visitation will be held Friday, November 30, from 6-8:00 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home, New Port Richey. Funeral will take place Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
SIEGRIST, Lois I., 66, of Dade City, died Wednesday morning, November 28, 2001. She is survived by one daughter, Marlene Sue Andrews of Bushnell; three sons, Carl Eugene Siegrist of Fred, Texas, Gregory Allen Siegrist and Darrell Bradley Siegrist, both of Dade City; her mother, Violet J. Toops of Kahoka, Mo.; one brother, George Toops of St. Francis- ville, Mo.; two sisters, Deloris Laffoon of Ruskin and Jean Estes of Tremont, Ill.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell who passed away in May of this year; her father, Thomas Toops and a sister, Penny Yost. A native of St. Francisville, Mo., she moved to Dade City 42 years ago from Fort Madison, Iowa. She was of the Methodist faith. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday at the Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home with Rev. David L. Herring officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
COLEMAN & FERGUSON CO. FUNERAL HOMES
SIMPSON, David, 48, of Holiday, died November 26, 2001. Survived by son, Joss; daughters, Tessa Skiendziel and MacKenzie; parents, David and Freida; six siblings and five grandchildren.
WATSON, Marjorie C., 77, of Zephyrhills, Fla., died Tuesday, November 27, 2001 in Zephyrhills. She is survived by two daughters, Florence A. Pagan of Zephyrhills and Mary A. McClarrie of Rochester, N.Y.; one son, James McDonald of Avon, N.Y.; her special friends, Winifred Mangus and Kay Belstrom, both of Zephyrhills; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was born August 21, 1924 in R ochester, N.Y., to Harold Godin and Mary Ellis Young Godin. She was employed at the Busch Gardens Theme Park in Tampa, Fla. Memorial services will be held 6:30 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2001 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge at 33710 SR 54W, Zephyrhills, Fla.
Oakley Funeral Home
ALVARADO, Mildred, 45, of Riverview, passed away November 27, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Elmer; son, Keith Harrell and his wife, Justina; daughters, Carolyn, Cynthia and Christy Alvarado; brother, Tony Harrell and sister, Eva Harrell and six grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday (TODAY) from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Limona cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
ANDERSON, Laurel W., 79, of Sun City Center died November 28, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; son, John; two brothers; one sister; two grandchildren.
Zipperer's Funeral Home
BABICZ, Gina C., age 26, of Tampa, Florida, died suddenly on November 25, 2001 in Osceola County, Florida, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on July 29, 1975 in Steubenville, Ohio to Eugene and Mary (Mozzone) Babicz. Ms. Babicz was predeceased by her father, Eugene Babicz in 1995 and her step-father, Werner H. Mertz in April of 2001. Survivors include her loving mother, Mary (Mozzone) Mertz of Boynton Beach, Fla.; her sister, Rachel Mertz, also of Boynton Beach, Fla. and her companion, Forrest Roddenbaugh of Tampa. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of many, many friends. Ms. Babicz was a 1993 graduate of Christiansburg High School in Christiansburg, Va. and was a 1996 graduate of the University of Florida, receiving her Bachelor an d Master degrees. She was a Senior, Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte & Touche Accounting Firm in Tampa, Florida since 1998. Since living in Tampa, she was very active in the Junior Women's League of Tampa, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Deloitte & Touche intramural softball team, which she was an initiator and she was a Board Director of the Young Professionals of the American Cancer Society in Tampa. She was a wonderful and loving daughter, sister and friend who truly enjoyed life. She will be greatly missed by her entire family and those that knew her.
A Memorial Service will be held in her memory at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2001 at the BOYNTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 800 West Boynton Beach Boulevard, Boynton Beach, Fla. A visitation will be held on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until the time of service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the University of Florida Foundation, Gina Babicz Scholarship in Accounting, P. O. Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604. A Memorial Service will also be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2001 at Christ The King Catholic Church, 821 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Fla. A gathering of family and friends will follow at Tampa Garden Center, 2629 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, Fla.
BOYNTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL
BAKER, Clifford Jr., of Tampa, died November 24, 2001. Survived by wife, Betty; daughters, Bertha, Yvonne and Gail; two grandchildren, Jose and Danielle. Ray Williams Funeral Home, 253-3419.
CHANEY, George E., 91, of Tampa, passed away November 24, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Harris; son, Larry Chaney; and two grandchildren, Ryan and Greg Harris. Mr. Chaney was of the Methodist Faith. He was a US Army Staff Sergeant serving of World War II, owner of Chaney's TV Sales and Service, a member of the Writers Guild, and an avid bowler. Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 30, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Garden of Memories Chapel
CRAWMER, Virginia M., passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2001. She is survived by her children, David Crawmer and his wife, Hazel, Barbara VanMatre and husband, Michael, Evelyn Burel, Hazel Goshren and husband, Vernon, all of Tampa, Michael Crawmer and wife, Sheila, of Muncie, Ind. and Robert Anderson and wife, Addie, of Paltka, Fla. She is also survived by her sister, Lotta Bell Hornbaker of Muncie, Ind., her brother, Joseph Gutshall of Dunkirk, Ind., 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A native of Dunkirk, Ind., Virginia moved to Tampa 3 years ago from Zephyrhills. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the Nebraska Chapel, 5101 N. Nebraska Ave. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Nebraska Chapel
DRINNENBERG, Delia, 69, died November 28, 2001. Survived by sons, George and Tommy; daughters, Reba, Delia and Debbie; brother, Anthony; sister, Virginia; two grand- children and two great-grand- children. Graveside services at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning at Rose Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Elbert Nasworthy, West Hillsborough Baptist Church, officiating.
Swilley Funeral Home.