McCARDELL, Norma J., 70, of Plant City, passed away on Dec. 7, 2001. Services will be held on Dec. 10, 2001, 11 a.m., Wells Memorial Chapel. Survived by loving family.
MEDERO, Roy G., 70, lifelong resident of Tampa, passed away Dec. 5, 2001. Survivors include his loving wife, Maria; two sons, Tony Murguia of Miami, and John Valdez of Tampa; daughter, Joyce Licata of Tampa; two brothers, Jerry Medero and Manuel Posada both of Tampa; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Medero was a veteran of the US Army. Services will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at Blount Curry & Roel Armenia Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday. Burial will be held at a later date.
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MEEHAN, Hilda R., 90, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001. Survivors include one daughter; one sister; 12 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.
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MOLITORISS, Beth Ann Sauer, died at her residence in Highlands Ranch, Colo. on Sunday, December 2, 2001 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Claremont, N.H. on August 16, 1962, the daughter of Charles and Mary K. Davin Sauer. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary K. Davin Sauer. Beth is survived by her husband, Scott, and was the beloved mother of Sam and Julia. Her siblings include, Charles and Jan Sauer of San Carlos, Calif., Ken and JoEllen Sauer of Fairview, Pa., Mark and Mary Dimit Sauer of Palo Alto, Calif., Jim Sauer of Erie, Pa., Barbara and Roberto Goyzueta of Norman, Okla., Mary and Ed Nientimp of Erie, Pa., and Kathy and Tom Bronakoski of Jacksonville, Fla. Daughter-in-law of John and Amelia Molitoriss. Sister-in-law of Kris and Cheryl Myers o f Roanoke, Va., Tim and Cathy Molitoriss of Aurora, Colo., and Dennis and Kristen Oakes of Roanoke, Va. Several nieces, nephews and numerous friends also survive. Beth was a graduate of Villa Maria Academy and attended Gannon College. Prior to the birth of her children she was the Director of Client Relations for Campbell Travel Agency in Dallas, Texas. Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home, 602 West 10th Street Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to a prayer service there, Monday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Jude Church, 2801 West 6th Street, Interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX. 75244.
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MONROE, Hazel L., 92, of Tampa formerly of Savannah, GA, passed away December 7, 2001. Mrs. Monroe was preceded in death by her husband, R. Curtis Monroe; She is survived by her nephew, Charles J. Monnen, Jr. of Tampa; and grand niece, Nikki Monnen of Tampa. She was a member of Savannah Primitive Baptist Church and was a volunteer for American Cancer Society, Tampa. A funeral service will be he ld at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 11th at the funeral home. The family will visit with friends hour prior to the service. Further services and burial will be held in Savannah, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed or phoned to the American Cancer Society, Tampa.
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O'QUINN, Edgar Frank, age 74, of Dover, Florida, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2001. Mr. O'Quinn was in the Navy and a lifelong resident. Survivors included his wife, Vondell Mullis O'Quinn of Dover; three daughters, Annette Weeks of Dover, Gloria Ward of Pierson, and Lois Williams of Seffner; his aunt, Audrey Hancock of Dover. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 10, 2001 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and services will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Harold Stoneman and Rev. Tony G. Jeeter to officiate. Interment will be at Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery. Wells Memorial Funeral Home Terry I. Platts Mgr-Lacey McClellan and Staff 1903 W. Reynolds Street Plant City, Florida 33567 813-752-1111
PAYNE, Randy Lee, age 44 of Chattanooga, died on Dec. 7, 2001 in a local hospital. Mr. Payne was a former resident of Tampa, Florida. Mr. Payne was a US Army Veteran and of the Methodist Faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Tony Payne. Survivors include his mother, Mildred Payne; three sisters, Janie Knight of Evensville, Tennessee, Brenda Eledge and Joy James of Chattanooga, Tenn.; s ix brothers, Bobby Payne of Powder Springs, Georgia, Terry Payne of Ooltewah, Tennessee, Donnie Payne of Chattanooga, Jimmy Eustice of Turlock, California, Jackie McNeal of Jupiter, Florida and Dennis McNeal of Ashland City, Tennessee. Funeral Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Williamson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Don Lasley officiating. Interment will follow in the Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12 noon on Sunday. Williamson and Sons in charge of arrangements.
REYNOLDS, Wanda Marie, 80, of Ruskin, passed away Friday, December 7, 2001. She is survived by a son, Arthur C. Kimmel Jr.; brother, Chrissie Ladd; five grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.
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ROONEY, Dorothy F., age 78, of Winter Haven, and formerly of Swanton, Ohio, died Wednesday December 5, 2001 in her home. A graduate of Notre Dame Academy and a member of the Alumnae Association, Dorothy was an office secretary for the Foreign Mission office in Toledo, Ohio. After moving to Florida, she went on to work as the secretary for St. Matthews Catholic Church in Winter Haven. She then r etired from Winter Haven Eye Clinic in the Health Insurance Department. She was a devout Catholic and the ever loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, John `Jack`; sons, Patrick A., John `Jay`, and Michael `Mickey` Rooney; daughter, Mrs. Mary Christine `Chris` Hazelwood; sisters, Sr. lmmaculee SND, Lucy Heinl-Lukasik, Sr. Louisa SND, Mary M. Einhart, Delores A. Mack, C atherine R. Feck and Carol J. Szurminski; brother, James E. Heinl; and seven grandchildren. Predeceased siblings include, Bernard Heinl, Bernadine Miller and David Heinl. The Service will be at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Monday, December 10 at 9:00 a.m. A second service will be in Toledo Ohio, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Cancer Society.
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RUBIN, Mary A., 83, of Sun City Center, passed away December 6, 2001 at Tampa General Hospital. She is survived by her son, Joseph Saitta, Venice, Fla.; daughter, Lorraine Krepfle, Tierra Verde, Fla.; sister, Connie Catanio, Lakewood, New Jersey; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Zipperer's Funeral Home.
RUSH, John Richard, 61, of Clearwater, died Thursday, Dec.6, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he moved to Clearwater in 1975 from Atlanta, Georgia. He was a US Navy Veteran and was a manufacturer's representative for a golf equipment company for 25 years. He was a member of Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater, Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa, and was a ctive in a variety of charitable organizations and charitable golf events throughout the area. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Gael Rush; son, John Dominic Rush of Clearwater; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Rush of Clearwater; sister, Joanne Laughlin of Topeka, Kansas; three nieces; and three nephews. Friends may call Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, 2201-9th Street North, St. Petersburg. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 514-4th Street South, St. Petersburg. Committal services will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
SEPPALA, Kari, M., 54, of St Petersburg, died Dec. 6, 2001. Survived by wife, Diane, and two sons Christopher and Sean, all of St. Petersburg; and his mother, Terttu of Lake Worth.
SMITH, Jr. Charlie Paul, 77, of Tampa, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in LaGrange, Ga., he came to Tampa in 1959 from Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was a structural glazier for 14 years at Pittsburgh Plate Glass of Tampa. A Methodist, he was a veteran of World War lI with the Army Air Corps, 33rd & 45th Bomber Groups. He flew with Doolittle's Raider s throughout South Africa, The Burma Road and the Tokyo Raid. His decorations included a Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and the Purple Heart. His survivors include sons, David Gene and Charlie Ronald, Sr. of Tampa; daughter, Margie Sikes of Marietta, Ga.; brother, Abner Gene of Melbourne, Fla.; sister, Marjorie Allene Rome of Atlanta, Ga. and grandchildren, C. Ronald, Jr., C. Raymond, Sabrina, Erica, Sarah and Chris. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
STAFFORD, Wayne R., 46, of Madeira Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001. Survived by his daughters, Holly Acosta of Tampa, Kristy Foote of Dade City, Amanda Easter and Danielle Stafford, both of Tampa; parents, June and Robert Stafford; brothers, Scott D. Stafford and Dana A. Stafford; sisters, Jeanne R. Stafford and Lee M. Stafford, all of Melrose, Mass.; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Orange Hill Cemetery, Tampa, corner of Chelsea and 50th St.
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TAYLOR, Dorothy Jean `Nannie Dot`, 77, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001. Visitation Sunday 4-6 p.m. and Funeral service Monday 2 p.m. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home. She is survived by loving family.
TAYLOR, Mr. James J. `Joe`, 86, of Sun City Center died Dec.8, 2001 at Sun Terrace. He is survived by his wife; a son; daughter and son-in-law; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.
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THOMPSON, Martha `Elaine`, 69, of Tampa, died December 3, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Col. Theodore R. Thompson Jr.; daughters, Laurie Lett, Teri Krasauskus, Patti Kielbon, Aimee Fonda; a son, Michael Thompson; sisters, Gloria Kidd and Shirley Willoughby; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a son, Theodore R. Thompson III. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Foundation. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery
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TIMOTHY, Brendan Joseph, infant son of Michael and Dawn Timothy, passed away on December 4, 2001 at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Brendan is also survived by a brother, Colin M. Timothy; paternal grandparents, Christopher and Patricia Timothy; maternal grandparents, Charles and Paula Messier; and great-grandmothers, Caroline Duncan and Margaret McDonnell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories. MARK III FUNERAL HOME 831-9444
TRIMARCO, Louis, 91, died Dec.6, 2001. He is survived by two granddaughters, Lisa, and Donna Brown; a great-grandson, Ryan; and three nieces, Marion, Rita, and Lottie Tremontano.
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VANDENBERG, Rev. C., 95, of Tampa, passed away December 5, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; daughter, Mary Ellen Gant; brother, Frank Vandenberg; sister, Dorothy Hofman; and three grandchildren. Mr. Vandenberg was President of Tampa Radio Bible School for many years and served as Pastor of Tampa Bible Church. Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 10, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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VILLAFANE, Eduardo E., Sr., 74, of Tampa, died December 7, 2001 in Tampa. He is survived by his wife, Vilma N. Villafane; sons, Danilo and Eduardo E. Villafane and wife, Jessica Vargas; grandchildren, Hillary Marie and Damian A. Villafane.
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VINSON, James Copeland, 82, died Thursday, December 6, 2001. Survivors include wife, Rosalie Vinson; one son; two daughters; two sisters; and three grandchildren.
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BLACKWELL, Michael, 23 months old, died at his residence on Dec. 5, 2001. Born in Hannibal, Missouri, he moved to Land O' Lakes in December of 2000. He is survived by his father Mark D. Blackwell; mother, Cassiopeia Robinstein; sister, Elexys Robinstein, all of Land O' Lakes; paternal grandparents, William and Carolyn Cooperider of Hannibal, Missouri; and maternal grandparents, Dennis and Kimberly Robinstein of Land O' Lakes. Arrangements by Loyless Funeral Home 5310 Land O' Lakes Blvd Land O' Lakes, Florida 34639 (813) 996-6610
BURNS, Edward D., 87, of Temple Terrace, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2001. Mr. Burns was preceded in death by his loving wife, Audrey; one son and one daughter. He is survived by four daughters; five sons; 22 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, December 10, 2001, 2:00 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Chapel of Lights Mausoleum where Ed an d Audrey will be entombed into their final resting place, together, forever. In lieu of flowers, donations to LifePath Hospice for the love and care given to Ed and his family in the final weeks preceding his death would be appreciated.
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FLEMING, Anna Laurestine Mealey, 80, died December 6, 2001 at home in Tampa. She was surrounded by loving family and friends and the invaluable care of LifePath Hospice. She was the widow of William Highland Fleming, her beloved husband of 42 years. She is survived by her daughter Laurestine `Larkie` Fleming; her granddaughter and namesake Anna Wren Fleming; and her loving friends, Valerie Saad , Zanda Moore, and Karen Morin. A memorial service honoring Mama Larkie will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2001 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, corner of Madison and Marion Sts., downtown Tampa. A reception in the Church's parish hall will follow the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to the Mendez Foundation, 601 S. Magnolia Ave., Tampa, FL 33606 to support their anti-smoking education for young people, or to your preferred charity. MARK III FUNERAL HOME 831-9444.
HELMHOLTZ, Mary U., 79, passed away Friday Dec. 7, 2001. Surived by four sons; one daughter; one brother; one sister; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arlington Funeral Home
HILL, Deborah Lynn, age 49, of Grove City, a loving and devoted, wife, mother, daughter, and Nana went to be with the Lord on December 7, 2001 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Member of Friendly Community Church. Preceded in death by father, Ralph J. Mullens. Survived by loving husband of 33 years, David B. Hill of Grove City; daughters, Laura Hill of Lockbourne and Tiffanie (Richa rd) Mentzer of Orient; grandson, David Ralph Mentzer; mother, Jeanette Mullens-Moore and Robert Moore of Lockbourne; many nieces; nephews; cousins; relatives and caring friends. Burial Monday December 10, 2001 in Fernwood Cemetery, Lockbourne, Ohio.
JOHNSON, Clayton E., Lt. Col. US Army, Retired, 77 of Tampa passed away December 6, 2001. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; four children, Richard Alan Johnson, Herndon Va., Kenneth Wayne Johnson, Manteo N.C., Calvin Frederick Johnson, Tampa and Kathleen Johnson Hodges, Belton, S.C.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Johnson, Ashaway R.I., and Robert Johnson, Bradenton; and a sister, A ugusta Marie Alexander of Brooksville. Lt. Col. Johnson was a member of St. Clement's Episcopal Church. He had served in the US Navy during WWII, the Air National Guard and retired from the US Army, continuing service during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Funeral services will be held at the St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 706 W. 113th Ave. (Ola & 113th) at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2001, with Re v. Alton J. Chapman officiating. military Honors will follow at the church. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Clement's Memorial Fund or the St. Andrew's Foundation, in his memory.
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