KNOX, Samuel `Jim`, 80, died November 30, 2001. Survivors include wife, Alice; daughter, Lillian Tolley; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
KURRY, Kenneth J. 87 of Sun City Center, Fla., died November 30, 2001 at his residence. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and moved to Sun City Center in 1975 from Babbitt, Minn. Mr. Kurry was a former member of the Cypress Green Golf Course, and a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, and Kings Point Golf Course in Sun City Center, and a member of the American Legion Post 535 and V.F.W.1539 of Babbitt, Minn. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kurry of Sun City Center; son, Kenneth E. Kurry of Anoka, Minn.; daughters, Karen Christiansen of Viginia, Minn, and Anne Miller of Cottage Grove, Minn.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday (December 3, 2001) at St.Andrews Presbyterian Church of Sun City Center, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Robert Schme iser officiating. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donation be made to either Life Path Hospice or the Sun City Center Emergency Squad. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. (813) 634-9900
LOPEZ, Nereida `Nelly`, age 77 of Tampa, passed away November 29, 2001. A native of Florida, Puerto Rico and resident of Tampa since 1986, Mrs. Lopez was a Certified Nursing Assistant and of the Christian faith. Survivors include her son, Juan Ramon Gonzalez; daughter, Maria Cristina Burgos; brothers, Enioberto Lopez and Abraham Lopez; sisters, Ari Selena Sanchez and Zita Velasquez; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
PEAK, Katherine J., 98, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday, November 29, 2001. She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and moved to St. Petersburg in 1954 from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is survived by one step-son, Glen C. Peak of Tampa.
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
PHILLIPS, James, 78, of Social Circle, GA passed away on November 30, 2001. He was born on March 05, 1923, in Hillsborough County, Florida, to the late Mamie Kersey Phillips and the late James Benjamin Phillips. Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife Pauline of Social Circle, GA; son: Robert Phillips of Social Circle, GA and his grandson: Robert Phillips Jr., of Tampa, FL. The pallbearers will be the City of Tampa Police Honor Guard and the Masonic Fellowship Lodge #265 F & A. M. will serve as honorary pallbearers. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 05, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park where Mr. Phillips will receive full police honors. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Avenue, Tampa, FL.
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SANTIAGO, Aida Gloria, 69 of Brandon, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2001. Survivors include, husband Atilano Rivera of Brandon,; son, Atilano Rivera, Jr. of LaGloria Trujillo Alto, PR,; two daughters, Nilsa and Josefa Rivera of Brandon,; one brother, Aris Santiago of Brookyln, NY,; one sister Celia Lopez of Hatillo, PR,; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs Santiago, lived i n the Tampa Bay area the past 15 years coming from her native Puerto Rico, she attended Nativity Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Nativity Catholic Church, the family will receive friends at the Stowers Brandon Chapel Tuesday, December 4, from 10:00 til 12:00 p.m.
SCHUCK, Robert G., of Sun City Center passed away November 29, 2001. He was born in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania. He was a retired sales manager for Black & Decker and a veteran of World War II. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of Palmetto Elks Lodge and a member of John Mercer Masonic Lodge in Omaha, Nebraska. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn T. Schuck; two sons, Ronald and Richard Schuck; a daughter, Joyce Solis; two stepsons, Robert and Mark Broughton; a stepdaughter, Teresa Howard; a brother, Ames Schuck; a sister, Dorothy Amerman; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 7, at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Lewers Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Don Tanner. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.
LEWERS FUNERAL HOME
SKELTON, Jean A., 55, of Tampa died November 30, 2001. Survived by husband, Arthur; mother, Arolith Koepnick; two brothers, Darwin and James Fisk; and one sister Georgie Fisk. (727) 517-2340.
STONE, Bernice A., 72 of Valrico, passed away on December 1, 2001. She is survived by one son, Larry Stone; one daughter, Ethel White; three brothers, Edward Aycock, Jeffrey Glynn Aycock and Roger Aycock; one sister, Lois Floyd; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Mrs. Stone was a resident of the area most of her life and at the age of 52 she graduated an honor student from night school t o receive her high school diploma. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at 11 a.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Welcome Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.
HOPEWELL FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY
WELLS, Willie Mae, 93, of Lutz passed away Friday, November 30, 2001. Survivors include her two daughters, Hannah Hinson of Tampa and Lenora Duggan of Michigan; three sons, Johnny Wells of Tampa, Walton Wells of Lutz and Charlie Wells of Parrish. 18 grandchildren , 31 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren. She was a native of Washington County, Fla., a homemaker and a member of t he El Bethel Primitive Baptist Church. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Flowers will be accepted or donations made to Hospice or the El Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund in her memory.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Carrollwood Chapel
BOZEK, John, 88, of New Port Richey, died Dec. 3, 2001. Survived by sons, David and Phillip; step-daughter, Bernice Canterbury; brother, Joseph; sister, Stanistawa Kawa; and grandson, Timothy.
DIBBLE, Ronald James, 45, of Zephyrhills, died at his residence Saturday, December 1, 2001. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Shirley Dibble; two brothers, Robert and Rodney; one sister, Robin Pietkewicz; five nieces and nephews, Lori, Lance, and Natasha Dibble, Shannon Savarese and Jordan Pietkewicz, all of Zephyrhills; and several aunts and uncles. He was born in Utica, New York and moved to the area on e year ago from Concord, N.H. he was a computer programmer. A funeral service will be conducted by Reverend R. Craig Ford at Kelly Memorial Chapel on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home
GLOER, Donald L., 79 of San Antonio, Fla., died November 29, 2001 at Pasco Regional Medical Center, Dade City. Born in Fremont, Ohio, he moved to Florida in 1985. Mr. Gloer was a retired civil engineer for Mosser Construction Co., Fremont, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and member of Elks Lodge #169, Moose Lodge #1610 and American Legion Post #0121, all in Fremont, Ohio. He is survi ved by his wife, Phyllis Gloer of San Antonio; two sons, Gary Gloer of Curtice, Ohio, and Alan Gloer of Fremont; two daughters, Dian Loewe of Woodhaven, Mich., and Pamela Willis of Phoenix, Ariz.; four brothers, Edwin, Richard, Dale and James Gloer; one sister, Dolores Klohn; and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and/or the American Heart Association.
LUTHER, Helen, 84, of Holiday, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001. Survived by son, Frederick; daughter, Linda Wiese; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday.
PINNEY, Lorren H., 75, of Dade City, died Sunday evening, Dec. 2, 2001 at his home. He is survived by his daughter, Yvonne Yirka of Gaithersburg, Md. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer for the US Navy. Funeral services and entombment will be conducted by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, Mich.
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ZERICK, Howard E., 93, of Dade City, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 in Dade City. He is survived by his wife, Alwilda `Hon` Zerick of Dade City; his daughter, Patricia Zerick of Zephyrhills; his sister, Edna Mickey of Auburn, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Howard B. Zerick; and his daughter, Phyllis Heft. He was born November 7,1908 i n Cameron, W.Va., and was a retired Accountant. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Ford City, Pa.; the Elks Lodge in Kittanning, Pa.; and the Masonic Lodge in Dade City. Friends may call Tuesday (today) from 3-7 p.m. at the Oakley Funeral Home in Dade City.
Oakley Funeral Home
AQUILAR, Norberto P., of Tampa, died November 27, 2001. Survived by son, Norberto; daughter, Lazara; one brother; one sister and three grandchildren.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services
BASKOVICH, Faye was lifted into the arms of Jesus, on November 24, 2001. The widow of Wally, she is survived by four children, seven grandchildren and her sister. Memorial Services will be Saturday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m. at First Assembly of God, Clearwater.
Veterans Cremation & Burial Society.
BELOTTA, Otto W., 84, of New Port Richey, died November 27, 2001. Survived by two sisters, Marietta Soraci of Maryland and Mildred Marra of New Jersey.
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.
DANSBY, C.N. (Buster), joined his Lord, Jesus the Christ on November 26, 2001. Survivors are wife, Helen; daughters, Linda Faber and Cathy Cann; son, Casey; granddaughters, Marci Irwin, Wendi Muse and Emili Cann; great-granddaughter, Cayti Irwin. He was retired from commercial fishing, Conco/Williams Co., served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and a member of Northside Baptist Church. Donations are requested to the church building fund in lieu of flowers. Memorial service will be December 1, 2001, 11:00 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church, Ruskin.
Zipperer's Funeral Home
DAVIS, Onzie Lee, 81, of Valrico, passed away November 26, 2001 in La Grange, Ga. She is survived by her two sons, Billie D. Davis of Turkey Creek, Fla. and Roy J. Davis of Clewiston, Fla.; daughter, Frances D. Watts of La Grange, Ga.; brother, A.K. Bryan of Mulberry, Fla.; two sisters, Inez Green of Guntersville, Ala. and Fannie Pearl Church of Mulberry, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grand children and one great-great-grandchild; step-mother Marie Bryan and two step-sisters. Born in Coffee County, Ala., Mrs. Davis was a longtime resident of Valrico. She was also a member of the Brandon Assembly of God. Funeral services will be held Saturday 2:00 p.m. at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Assembly of God Missionary Fund, 710 S. Kings Ave., Brandon, FL. 33511 in memory of Mrs. Davis.
Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.
DECKER, Mary Irene,, 80, of Tampa died November 27, 2001. Survived by two sons, Kelly and Jon; daughter, Cate; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Robert. She did volunteer work with the VA Hospital and Faith Children's Home. Memorial Services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church (Carrollwood), Thursday 6:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to Faith Children Home, 11415 Hope International Drive, Tampa, FL 33625.
GUTHRIE, Richard A. 65, of Brandon, Fla., passed away November 27, 2001. Our beloved Richard was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, Harley and Opal Guthrie; daughter, Susan Tedesco and faithful dog, Little Bit. Survivors include his loving wife, Shirley Guthrie; sister, Judith Kay Guthrie of Zephyrhills; brother, Theodore (Ted) Guthrie of Tampa; and his children, Thomas Tedesco of Ft. Laude rdale, Fla., Tina Tedesco of Valrico, Dolores and Jimmy Acevedo of Riverview, Antoinette Tedesco of Lithia, and Barbara and Dan Perez-Tedesco of Lithia. Richard retired after 33 years as a dedicated employee of the City of Tampa & Hillsborough County Clerk of the Court. A memorial service will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. `An extra star shines brightly in the sky now as a brave husband, beloved father, and Papa Looks down upon his family`.
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HERMAN, Josephine Ernst, 81, of Lakeland, died November 20, 2001. She is survived by her two sons; one daughter; one brother and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Carl Herman, MD. A Memorial Service was held in North Carolina. Memorial contributions in memory of Dr. A. Carl Herman and Josephine E. Herman may be directed to the McDowell Technical Community College Endowment Fund, 54 College Dr., Marion, NC 28752. Ashville Mortuary Services.
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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