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FITZGIBBONS, Stephanie S., 66, of Sun City Center, passed away December 10, 2001 after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Cape May, New Jersey in 1935. She was a devoted wife of 42 years to Jerry and is also survived by her brother, Robert and his wife; a nephew and niece and their families all of New Jersey, as well as many friends from all over the countr y. She graduated in 1955 from Centenary College, from The American University in Washington, D.C. in 1957 and from Katherine Gibbs School in New York City in 1958. For nearly 30 years she was an executive secretary for the Fort Worth National Bank in Texas from where she moved in 1988. Prior to her retirement she was also active in her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega and served as president of the Texas Chapter of AXO alumni. Her ashes will be interred in Cape May, New Jersey.
Zipperer's Funeral Home

FLACH, Dorothy G., 84, of Port Richey, died December 7, 2001. Survived by sons, Robert A. and Donald N.; sister, Helen Flowers and six grandchildren. Arlington Funeral Home.

GILLIARD, Francis G., 85, of Tampa, died December 9, 2001 and is survived by a loving family. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 12:00 noon at the First Assembly of God Church, 2910 Orient Road, E. Tampa, with Brother Max Docusen to officiate. Final interment will be at Bethlehem Cemetery, Plant City, Fla.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home

GONZALEZ, Emilio 0., age 82, of Tampa, passed away December 10, 2001. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mr. Gonzalez was a retired Musician, a Timekeeper at Tampa Shipyard and a member of Shoresh David Synagogue. Survivors include his beloved wife, Josephina Z. Gonzalez; daughters, Martha Gonzalez and Caridad Oliveros; son, Rey Gil; brothers, Rene and Alberto Gonzalez; sisters, Gladys To rres and Juanita Valido; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum, with Rabbi Steve Wyler officiating. Please omit flowers, and in lieu of, donations may be made to the St. Joseph's Hospital Cancer Institute in memory of Mr. Gonzalez.

HEINZE Sr., Frederick C., 82, died December 7, 2001 at his daughter's home in Crofton, Md. He was preceded in death by his son, Chris and his wife of 57 years, Rachel. He is survived by his daughters, Francis Heinze and Linda Whitmer; brother, Donald Francis Heinze of New York; grandchildren, Stacy and Weston Whitmer of Maryland and many other relatives and friends. Mr. Heinze was born in Bosto n, Mass. He served during World War II in the 493 Group of the 100th Bomb Squadron. He worked for Borden's Dairy for 38 years before retiring. He was a Mason at Dade City Chapter 48 and a Knight Templar of Plant City. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to LifePath Hospice of Tampa. Visitation services are to be held Friday, December 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, 5101 Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Interment Saturday, December 15 at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Park, Branford, Fla.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Nebraska Chapel

HILTON, Richard C. `R.C.`, 88, a native of Kissimmee and resident of Tampa for more than 50 years, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001. He was a registered real estate broker in Florida for 54 years. Before moving to Tampa, he was a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel and an executive with GMAC Financial. He was a broadcast executive, an inventor, a real estate developer, financial investor, and Internet Website creator during his years in business in Tampa. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard C. Hilton, Jr., 63, who died in an automobile accident in Atlanta in April. He is survived by his daughter, June Hilton Sedillos; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL MacDill Avenue Chapel

HOOD, Lucille W., 93, of Tampa, passed away peacefully Dec. 9, 2001. Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Hood. She is survived by a daughter, Dolores H. Lamoureux and her husband, William J. Lamoureux of Tampa; sister, Dorothy Simms of Tampa; four grandchildren, John A. Hearing of Tampa, G. Steven Hearing of Cowan, Tenn., Grant A. Hearing of Arden, N.C. and Gregory A. Hearin g of Tampa; and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hood was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and a 50 year member of The Order of Eastern Star, Mystic Chapter #110. She retired from Hillsborough County School System. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 at St. John's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity of choice.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL MacDill Avenue Chapel

JETTER-TAYLOR, Mildred Pearl, of Tampa, died December 7, 2001. Survived by husband, Billy Taylor. Funeral will be Saturday, December 15 at 2 p.m. at Greater Mt. Carmel AME Church.
Ray Williams Funeral Home, 253-3419.

JILLSON JR., John Edward (Jack), 75, of Plant City, Fla. and formerly of Merrillville, Ind., passed away December 10, 2001 at South Florida Baptist Hospital with his loving family at his bedside and under the care of LifePath Hospice. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2001 at the Wells Memorial Funeral Home with Chaplin Chris Christopherson of Hospice to officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon, December 13, 2001 from 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. John was a retired truck driver for Welsh Brothers in Hammond, Ind. and he enjoyed fishing, bingo, traveling, reading westerns and spending time with his family. He was a longtime member of the VFW and is preceded in death by a daughter, Joni (J.J.) Otterman in 1981. He is sur vived by his loving wife of 52 years, Alice M. Jillson of Plant City; his children, Janice Zygmunt of Kouts, Indiana; Jackie Conn of Brandon; John E. Jillson III and his wife, Linda of Tampa; James Jillson of Plant City and Jody Jillson-Depolis and her husband, Tom of Plant City. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ricky Otterman, Suzie Q. Piazza and her husband, Matt, Jenna Buds McDonald, T racy Filipiak and her husband, Joe, Stacy Jillson, John E Jillson, IV (L.J.), Jillianne Jillson (Jill Bill), Chris DePolis, Stephanie DePolis; and his great-grandchildren, Brooke, Justin, Shaianne, Heather, Dakota, Kai, Joey, Savannah, and a new baby, Kaden Jack; his three sisters; two brothers; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in- law.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home

LaBARBERA, Antonio `Tony`, age 89, lifelong resident of Tampa, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Carmen LaBarbera. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, John and Marilyn LaBarbera; his only grandson, John Anthony LaBarbera; sister, Katie Guagliardo; sisters-in-law, Josephine Macaluso, Virginia Messina and Jennie Messina; an d brothers-in-law, Sam Messina and Charlie Leto, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday, 11:00 a.m. at Garden of Memories Mausoleum, `Chapel of Lights`. A procession will be departing Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Armenia Chapel, 4730 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. wi th recitation of the Catholic `Wake Rite` at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Lighthouse for the Blind, 1106 West Platt St., Tampa, FL. 33606.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Armenia-AP Boza Memorial Chapel

LAFEVER, Dudley, 74, of Zephyrhills, died December 7, 2001. Survived by two sons; two daughters; one sister; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, Fla.

LLOYD, Kristen Joy, 47, died Dec. 8, 2001. Survived by companion, Dennis Dankert; son, Joseph J.P. Perry; mother, Casey Morell, formerly of Clearwater; sisters, Kathi Borok, Andrea Morell and Donna Hamilton. The family will receive friends at the Blount, Curry, Roel Funeral Home, Garden of Memories Chapel, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001 at 11 a.m. to 12 noon followed by a graveside service in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services

MATHESON, Edmond, 81, died December 9, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Deanna Siemasz; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
National Cremation Society, Tampa.

McGUIRE, Mary E., 77, of Riverview, passed away December 9, 2001. She is survived by a son, Eddie W. Norris of Tampa; four grand- children and three great- grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in Thonotosassa Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to service time.
Hamilton Funeral Home

MORRIS, Marilyn, 55, of Tampa, died December 10, 2001 at a local hospital. She is survived by her husband, William; a brother, James Giltmier and a sister, Elaine LeVerso. The family requests that flowers be omitted and suggest contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Carrollwood Chapel

NEELEY, Jack B, 62, of Highland City, died Dec. 7, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Peggy A. Neeley; a son; a daughter; five granddaughters; a great-granddaughter and two nieces.
Heath Funeral Chapel.

NORANBROCK, Jr., Charles H., 87, of Lakeland, died Dec. 9, 2001. Survived by his wife Mary; one son; one daughter; one sister and several grandchildren.
Heath Funeral Chapel.

O'DANIEL, Florence Patricia, 77, of Tampa, died December 9, 2001. She is survived by her son, Bruce Louzon of Tampa.
Holloway Funeral Home.

QUINN, Jr., John Joseph, 72, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001. He was a Native of Paterson, New Jersey and Catholic Faith. Mr. Quinn was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, and son, John J. Quinn III. He is survived by two sons, Robert and wife, Marie of Philadelphia, Pa. and William of Tampa; and two grandchildren, Nicole and Samantha. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Glass Funeral Home Chapel. The family requested, please omit flowers. Contributions in memory of Mr. Quinn, may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes. Association.Glass Funeral Home 932-5308

SANDERS, Sallie B., 82, of Temple Terrace, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2001. She is survived by a daughter, Fay Green of Temple Terrace; and two grandchildren, Kim and Scott Green of Tampa.

SIEREK, Eloise C., 89, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Sierek. Survivors include her three daughters, Gladys E. Viecelli of Warren, Mich., Ruth C. Corning of Arlington, Va. and Janet L. Brow of Germantown, Md.; two sisters, Irene Smith of Sterling Heights, Mich. and Erma Engdahl of Fla.; one brother, Clifford Bartholomew of Holida y, Fla.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2001 at the funeral home chapel, 5101 N. Nebraska Ave. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Nebraska Chapel

ST. JOHN, Gladys E.K., 81, of Seffner, passed away November 18, 2001. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services

THOMASON, Nellie Wilson, 93, of Lakeland, died Dec. 8, 2001. She is survived by two daughters; one sister; one brother and several grand- children.
Heath Funeral Chapel.

VACCARO, Dorothy Ann, 64, of Brandon, died Sunday, December 9, 2001 at her home under the care of LifePath Hospice. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and moved from Rumson, N.J. in 1983 to Florida where she owned AAA Communications of Brandon. She previously managed the dental practices of her late husband, Dr. Nathan J. Vaccaro, located in Carteret, Elizabeth, and Bloomfield, N.J. She was Meth odist. Survivors include sons, Nathan J. of Riverview and Joseph J. of Brandon; daughters, Alicia Garrett of Plant City and Dorothy Simeoni of Tarpon Springs; brother, John J. Rae of Warrington, Pa.; four grandchildren, Roger Walker, Amanda Garrett both of Plant City, Benjamin Vaccaro of Riverview and Sophia Simeoni of Tarpon Springs. Services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. The family will be receiving friends two hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to LifePath Hospice.

BUCHANAN, Cathy Lee, 34, of Blountstown, Fla., former resident of Dade City, passed away in Dothan, Ala., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001. She is survived by loving daughters, Jessica Lyn, Cristina Lee, and Melissa Ann Buchanan; devoted fiancee, Travis Holton, all of Blountstown, Fla.; mother, LaVerne Faircloth of Zephyrhills; father, Ray C. Carver and step-mother Christine Carver of Darby; step-sister, Tanya Lukuwich of Wesley Chapel; and step-brother, Aarron Schwartz of Ft. Worth, Texas. She was preceded in death by sister, Cheri Lyn Covert. Cathy was a graduate of Pasco High School and Saint Leo University with a BA in Psychology. She was employed by Behavior Management Consultants in Blountstown, Fla., where she was a consultant for the mentally challenged. She loved life and the people around her. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Buchanan Family Benefits Account at Regions Bank, 209 S. Pear St., Blountstown, FL 32424.

KOVELESKI, Doris, 91, of New Port Richey, died Dec. 11, 2001. Survived by daughter, Janice Fitzgerald; sister, Irma Finchum; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. DOBIES FUNERAL HOMES

SAUCIER, Bernard J., 79, of Zephyrhills, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001 in Dade City, Fla. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cecile Lemire Saucier of Zephyrhills; two daughters, Renee Kollasch of Oak Harbor, Wash. and Ellen Courtois of Bolton, Conn.; two sisters, Carmella Painchaud of Zephyrhills and Jacqueline Lathrop of West Suffield, Conn.; two grandchildren, Lisa and Mark Kollasch; and several nieces and nephews. He was born August 13, 1922 in Wallagrass, Maine, and was a longtime resident of Hartford, Conn., before retiring to Zephyrhills in 1987. He retired from the Girardian Molding Co. in Windsor Locks, Conn. Prior to that he was a truck driver for numerous businesses around the Hartford area. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, and was an avid golfer with a lifetime membership at the Scotland Yard Golf Course. Memorial Services will be held 11 a.m., Friday (tomorrow) at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zephyrhills. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667 or the American Cancer Society c/o Sunshine Plaza, 8159 State Road 52, Hudson, FL 34667.
Oakley Funeral Home

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