MYERS, Bessie L, age 53, of Tampa, died December 7, 2001. She is survived by son, Christopher; daughters, Delvie and Danielle; mother, Anna; a grandchild and a brothers.
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ORTIZ, Andres, age 81, of Tampa, passed away Decem- ber 11, 2001. Survived by his wife, Lorenza Santana Ortiz; daughter, Elisa Perez and many other loving family members in Puerto Rico. Mr. Ortiz was the oldest member (17 years) of Iglesia de Dios, La Senda Antigua.
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PALEVEDA, Betty Price, 66, of Wesley Chapel, passed away December 9, 2001. She is survived by her four children, George J. Paleveda Jr. and wife, Christine, John F. Paleveda and wife, Pamela, Louise C. Smith and husband, Richard and Shirley V. Rodgers and husband, Michael; brother, Robert L. Price; and four grandchildren, Anthony F. Paleveda, Rebecca A. Rodgers, Tyler J. Smith, and Vincent M. R odgers. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by everyone whose lives she touched. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, December 17, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Land O' Lakes, with Rev. Antonio M. Londono officiating. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Pasco Hospice Inc., 12107 Majestic Blvd. Hudson FL 34667.
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PALOMINO, Rosalie C., 61, of Tampa, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Palomino. She is survived by her mother, Frances DeMarco Diaz of Seminole, Fla.; her daughter, Lyette Palomino of Newport, Wash.; sons, Robert and Ricardo Palomino of Tampa, Fla., Dion Palomino of Aberdeen, Wash., and Gino Palomino of Medical Lake, Wash. She is also survived by one sister, Petrine Squires; brothers, Frank, Gerald, and Salvatore Ciccarello, and Andy and Nicholas Diaz. Other survivors include nine loving grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; four daughters- in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 til 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Glass Funeral Home, 6718 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at The Garden Sanctuary Cemetery, 7950 131st Street North, Seminole, Fla. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to American Diabetes. Foundation.
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PASCHAL, Jr., John, of Brandon, died December 6, 2001. He is survived by five children; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one brother.
Wilson Funeral Home
PETERSEN, Lorraine K., 78, died December 9, 2001. Survived by husband, Floyd. She was born in Oglesby, Ill.
Swilley Funeral Home.
RUTKIN, Anthony `Tony` Karl, age 44, passed away at his bedside surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001. A Tampa native, Tony is survived by his daughter, Charmaine; mother and father, Barbara and Ben Rutkin; sister and brother-in-law, Desiree and Alex Leva; his niece, Elizabeth Leva; brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Maria Rutkin; grandparents, Florence and Jim McIntosh; aunts and uncles, Sylvia and Billy Rentz, Lew and Kathy Rutkin, Joan and Pat Patterson and Doris Segler; many cousins and relatives; and close friends, Buddy and Jimmy. Tony worked with his father at Tampa Tire Salvage. He was a loving and caring father, son, brother and friend. He will be sadly missed. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine's Episcopal Churc h at 502 Druid Hills Rd., Temple Terrace, FL 33617. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Catherine's Episcopal Church Organ Fund.
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SAUNDERS, Frank D., 86, died December 10, 2001. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he moved to Tampa in 1947. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, retired from the US Postal service, a Methodist, and a member of Seminole Post No 111, American Legion. Survived by wife, Daphne; son, Doug of Tampa; daughters, Louvenis Kvaltine of Gainesville, Fla., Marlene Mondragon of Kennesaw, Ga.; and eight grandchildr en. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning at Swilley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack C. Kelley, officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to Parkinson's Research in his memory. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. till service time. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery.
SCHLECHTY, Michael V., age 42, died Dec. 4, 2001 in Greenville, N.C. He was born in Tampa. He is survived by two daughters, Michael Leann and Morgan Lynn Schlechty; parents, Everett Vernon and Nancy Jayne; brother, Mark, all of Tampa and sister, Amy of Redington Beach, Fla. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 2348 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, Fla., 813-949-4565.
THOMAS, Murray Fulton, Jr., 61, of Zephyrhills, passed away Dec. 9, 2001. He was a devoted and loving father for 41 years. He is survived by his four brothers; one sister; his children, Donna Packard, Barbara Gray-Lewis, Martin Fulton Thomas; his three grandchildren, Jason, Jacquelin and Kayla; his great-grand- children, Carly and Jordan. He also left behind many other family members and friend s. There will be a private Memorial ceremony held this weekend. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to any local Hospice. We love you Dad, and you will always be in our hearts. Ott-Laughlin F.H., Auburndale
TINSLEY, Trease A., age 40, of Tampa, died December 7, 2001. He is survived by mother, Ruth; father, Cleveland; four daughters; seven step-sisters and brothers and other relatives.
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VOGEL, Robert C. Jr., 18, loving son of Robert and Deborah, went home to God December 9, 2001. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Patrick, Christina, Jessica, Phillip and Hannah; grandmother, Arlene Schneider; grandparents, Edward and Barbara Vogel; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 14, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Incarnation Catholic Chur ch with Fr. Eric Hunter and Monsignor Laurence Higgins officiating. Interment to follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. with a wake service at 7:30 p.m.
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FETZER, Gary W., 54, of Zephyrhills, died December 11, 2001 at his residence. He is survived by two sons, Troy and wife, Deanna and Michael and wife, Barbara; a daughter, Michelle Youst and husband, Bil, all of Zephyrhills; three brothers, Merle, Jr. of Pa., Richard of Huntingdon, Pa. and Darwin of Windber, Pa.; a sister, Shirley Lee of Windber, Pa.; and four grandchildren. He moved to the area twenty years ago from his native Johnstown, Pa. He was an auto body repairman and a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. at 7310 Ryman Loop, Zephyrhills. The service will be conducted by the Dade City Veterans of Foreign War.
Kelly Memorial Funeral Home.
HAMM, LeEstes, 78, of Trilby, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 in Trilby. She is survived by her two daughters, Mattie Wood of Lacoochee, Fla., and Barbara Fry of Trilby; one son, Joe Earl Hamm of Ridge Manor, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was born April 1, 1923 in Geneva County, Alabama to Earl LeEstes Keiser and Ada Sweet Keiser. She was a Homemaker and was very proud of her native American Indian Heritage.
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MATTHEWS, Mollie M. 92, of Dade City, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at home. A native of Statesboro, Ga., she moved here in 1981 from Tallahassee. She was a retired Sales Manager for Sears Department Stores and a member of the Eastern Star, as well as the Temple Baptist Church in Tallahassee. Survivors include a son, David A. Matthews, Jr. of Hollywood, Fla.; three daughters, Betty Sasser o f Panama City, Fla., Dorothy Case of Dade City and Tinka McKenzie of Tallahassee. Fla.; a sister, Dora Wilson of Talla- hassee, Fla.; nine grand- children; 10 great-grand- children and one great-great- grandchild. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2001 with Pastor Billy Hudson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice.
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SPLAN, Thomas `Tom` E. 84, of Zephyrhills, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at his residence with his family at his side. Tom is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth; two sons, H. James Splan of Benedicta, Maine and Arnold E. Splan of Penobscot, Maine; one daughter, Carol Munson of Sherman Mills, Maine; one brother, Howard; two sisters, Eleanor McLaughlin and Irene Greenlaw, all of H oulton, Maine; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Bradford U.C.C. Church on Ft. King Road in Zephyrhills. Commitall services will take place later in the spring at Sherman Mills Cemetery
in Maine. Tom was a native of Merrill, Maine and came here with Ruth in 1981 from S herman Mills. He had been a dairy farmer, a member of Bradford U.C.C. Church in Zephyrhills and a Mason for 50 years in the Molunkus Lodge #65 in Sherman Mills. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's memory be made to Hernando/Pasco Hospice Assoc., 7066 Ft. King Road, Zephyrhills or to Bradford U.C.C. Church at P.O. Box 1626, Zephyrhills, FL 33541. Tom was also a veteran of World War II having served in the 118th Quarter Master Corps as SSGT US Army.
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BARLEE, Alecia, 43, of Brandon, died Dec. 1, 2001. Survived by three children and one grandchild. Services will be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at Glorious Church of God in Christ.
Jackson Funeral Home
CASAMAYOR, Mrs. Grace B., Catholic Funeral Services for Mrs. Grace B. Casamayor, age 82, of Tampa, who passed away Dec. 12, 2001 in a local nursing home, will be held today (Friday) at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 3000 N. 29th Street, with Father M. Dicky, officiating. She leaves to mourn her passing a devoted sister- in-law, Silvia Casamayor; other sister-in-law, Ofelia Pere'; brothe r-in-law, Humberto Pere'; cousins, Evelio Penalver and wife Alberta, America `China` Hammond, Lilly V. Cunningham, Oscar Penalver and wife Tina, Daisy Planchat, Mauricio Valdes and wife Norma, Mercedes V. Gray and husband Blaine, Caridad Brown and husband Hampton, Idella P. Tyler, Agustina P. Gibbons, and Olga Villada Barnes and husband Al; a host of godchildren, relatives and other devoted friend s. A native Tampan, Mrs. Casamayor had resided here all of her life. She was of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Casamayor was an executive secretary and treasurer of the Central Life Insurance Company prior to retiring. The remains will repose until near funeral time at the funeral home today. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to LifePath Hospice, Alzheimer's Association, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609. Friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at approximately 10:45 a.m. today (Friday).
DIAZ, Sadye F., 85, of Temple Terrace, passed away December 11, 2001. She is survived by two daughters, Judith Diaz-Barbato and Mark Barbato, her husband and Mary Beth Owens and Parker Owens, her husband; and four grandsons, Michael Barbato, Brett, Tyler and Grant Owens. A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m., Sunday, December 16, at Temple Terrace United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609. C.E. PREVATT FUNERAL HOME/988-7371
FRANKLIN, Johnny Jr, 71, of Seffner, died Dec. 4, 2001. Survived by three children; sister and two brothers. Services will be Saturday, 2 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church of Seffner.
Jackson Funeral Home.
GARCIA, Joseph `Joe` Jr., 69, of Plant City, passed away Dec. 9, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Marian Kelly Garcia; two daughters, Terry L. Castel and husband Joseph, and Brenda J. Kusumoto and husband Seiichi; and three grandchildren, Kristy A. and Kelly Y. Kusumoto and Michael J. Castel. Mr. Garcia was of the Baptist Faith. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps serving in Korea and rec eived the Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Service Stars and one Bronze Star Medal with V for Valor. He was also retired from the New York City Police Department. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Noon, at the Garden of Memories Chapel, 4207 E. Lake Avenue, with Rev. Alvin Livingston of the Knights Baptist Church officiating. Entombment will follow in the Garden of Memories Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Lung Association in his memory.
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GIVENS, Karen M., 43, of Balm, Fla., passed away at her residence on Dec. 13, 2001. Born in Tampa, she was employed by TECO and was a member of Balm Baptist Church. Mrs. Givens is survived by her husband Roger; daughters, Kasey L. and Megan S. Givens of Balm; a son, Christopher and his wife, Heather of Riverview; grand- daughter, Skylar of Riverview; and mother-in-law, Mrs. Zenda Givens of Rusk in. A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Balm Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at the church on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jimmy Brown officiating. Interment will be at Fellowship Cemetery. LEWERS FUNERAL HOME
GOFF, Ralph Floyd, 65, a resident of Lakeland, passed away December 11, 2001. He is survived by his son, Michael R. Goff; daughter, Sheila J. Goff; four brothers, Thelton Goff, Larry Goff, Wayne Goff and Clayton Goff; sister, Nellie Fuller; two grandchildren, Khayla Rae Goff and Jesse Michael Goff. Mr. Goff was a member of the Turkey Creek Masonic Lodge, Operating Engineers Local #925 and Oakwo od Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 14, 2001 (Today) at 11:00 a.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Hopewell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.
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GONZALEZ, Lydia I., of Tampa, passed away December 9, 2001. A native of Santurce, Puerto Rico and resident of Tampa since 1985. Survivors include her son, Luis Gonzalez, MD; daughter, Belgie Gonzalez, S.W.; grandchildren, Lidania, Vera Lucia and Scarlett Gonzalez, Jonathan and Ophir `Gigi` Ortiz; her extended family, Santiago, Figueroa, Hernandez, Rosado and Dones families. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maranatha Assembly of God Church.
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HARRIS, Anna Virginia, 66, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001. She was a resident of Bushnell and is survived by one brother and two sisters.
Arrangements by Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Fla.
HEINZE Sr., Frederick C., 82, died Dec. 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 Boston, 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 Tampa. Visitation services are to be held Friday, Dec. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, 5101 Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Interment Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Park, Branford, Fla.
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