MELLOTT, Harlan, 72, passed away Dec. 13, 2001 in Thonotosassa. He is survived by wife, Evelyn; five sons; four daughters; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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MOORE, Myra D., 69, of Pinellas Park, died Dec. 9, 2001. She is survived by daughter, Patricia Koenig of Glen Mills, Pa. A native of Philadelphia, she moved to the area several years ago.
NELSON, Martha J., 71, of Valrico passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Leonard; two daughters and their husbands, Marlene and Joe Mendez of Tampa, Fla., Sharon and Steve Sommerkamp of Brandon, Fla.; stepchildren, John Nelson of Virginia, Nancy Eversole of Sarasota, Fla., Laura Scatena of Woodcliff Lake, N.J. and James Nelson of New Jersey; three sisters, Els ie Coleman of Chiefland, Fla., Hazel Cuddevack of Gainesville, Fla. and Ouida Hein of Valrico, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was a lifetime area resident, a switchboard operator at Tampa General Hospital for 30 years and an active member at Southside Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday at Southside Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church. Those who wish may make contributions to Southside Baptist Church in her memory.
NETHERCOTT, Janet E., 82, of Winter Haven, died Dec. 13, 2001. She is survived by her husband, John. Born in Traverse City, Mich., she was a member of First Baptist Church of Winter Haven.
PADRON, Aida Peres, age 73, of Tampa, passed away December 13, 2001. Mrs. Padron was the beloved wife of Orlando Padron, and wonderful loving mother of three daughters, Janice Barnes and husband, Robert, Susan Alvarez and husband, Roger, and Marie DeAngelo and husband, Gabriel; eight grand- children, and one great-grand- daughter; two sisters, Hilda Comellas and Virginia Dosal and her loving ca re giver and friend, Vielka Alvarez. `We will all miss you, My Darling, including your two dogs, Butch and Sandy and all your birds. We will meet again soon!` - Orlando. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the chapel of
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PINION, Herman, 74, of Plant City, Florida passed away at his residence on Dec. 13, 2001. Funeral services will be held on at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2001 at the Midway Baptist Church, 2902 E. Midway Road, Plant City, Florida, with Rev. Mitch Weissman and Rev. John Odom to officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. A retire d surveyor for the Florida DOT for 30 years, Mr. Pinion was a native of Independence, Virginia, and a local resident since 1945. He also was a veteran of World War II, a deacon at the Midway Baptist Church and faithfully served the Lord at his church and throughout the Community. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dorothy Pinion of Plant City, Florida; his two daughters and their families, Ch eryl Bryant and her husband Claude of Lakeland, Florida, and Patti Austin and her husband Chris of Raleigh, North Carolina; three grandsons, Dylan Austin, Sean Austin and Langley Bryant; a brother, Joseph Pinion and his wife Billie of Bradenton, Florida; and three sisters, Ruth Cothran of Lorida, Florida, Gladys Moss of Winston Salem, North Carolina, and Stella Byrd and her husband Elmer of Mayfield, Kentucky. For those considering memorial donations, they may be made to Midway Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2902 E. Midway Road, Plant City, FL 33565, or LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33629, in the memory of Herman Pinion. Final interment will be at Oakhill Cemetery, Lakeland, Florida.
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REDD, Lillie Clara, 88, of Winter Haven, died Dec. 13, 2001. She is survived by one son; three daughters; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
RICKER, Dorothy Verna, 91, of Winter Park, died Dec. 11, 2001. She is survived by three grandchildren; one sister and one sister-in-law.
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SAITTIS, Jo Anne, 67, of Holiday, died Dec. 12, 2001. Survived by son, John; daughter, Matina Chianese; brother, James Maganas; and two grandchildren, Nicole and Brandon.
Dobies Funeral Homes
SUCKOW, Jr. Francis Arthur `Frank`, 53, of St. Petersburg, passed away December 13, 2001. He was manager at The Tampa Tribune for 20 years. He served in the US Navy and was a member of Harvest Time Church. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Smith Suckow; sons, Gregory Joseph Suckow and Ronnie Lee Smith; daughters, Candaice Marie Vance, Dawn Marie Traver and Heather Marie Avinger; mother, Joyce D. Dold Suckow; father, Francis Arthur Suckow, Sr.; sister, Sandra Marie Rago and four grand- children. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon 2-3:30 p.m. Services will begin at 3:30 p.m. Graveside service will be conducted on Monday at 1 p.m. at Antioch Cemetery
in Chiefland, Fla.
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TYRRELL, Spencer, a native and resident of Tampa died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Sabrina; two daughters, Lindsay and Alexandria; three sisters; five brothers; and his father, Allen. He was a Presbyterian and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was also a member of the Carrollwood P.T.A., Carrollwood Civic Association and the Carrollwood Water Conservation Committee. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Carrollwood Elementary School or the Children's Home Inc. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m.
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ULEN, Iris M., 78, of Largo, died Dec. 8, 2001. Born in Morristown, Minn., she moved to the area from Faribault, Minn. She is survived by daughter, Marilyn Ulen of Lockwood.
WILLIS, Robert M., age 70, of Tampa died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001. Mr. Willis came to Tampa in 1981 from his native, Worcester, Mass. Survivors include his beloved wife of 48 years, Roslyn; sons and daughters-in-law, Jamie and Laura Willis of Gulfport, and Glenn D. and Tammy Willis of Tampa; six cherished grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Kara, Jeremy, Casey Lee and Tyler; and sisters, Dolly Levy and Selma Gurwitz, both of Worcester, Mass. Mr. Willis was the founder of World of Lighting and Matthew Lighting Company. He was a member of Congregation Kol Ami, Kol Ami Brotherhood and the Masonic Order. Funeral services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m. at Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road, Tampa. Rabbi Joel Wasser will officiate. Interment will follow at Gan Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Congregation Kol Ami or the charity of ones choice.
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COUTTS, Elizabeth, 86, passed away Dec.13, 2001 in Dade City. Survivors; two daughters, Louella Johnson and Betty Jones; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
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HUGHES, Marie T., 73, mother of Dr. Paul Hughes, passed away peacefully in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, on Nov. 20, 2001. Besides Bill, her husband of over 53 years, she will be sadly missed by her daughters, Susan, Genevieve, Nancy and Freda and her sons, Bill, Paul, John and David as well as her 20 grandchildren. Funeral Mass was held at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 with Rev. Allison Carrol officiating. In Marie's memory, those wishing may make a donation to the CWL of St. Augustine's Parish 1-506-857-4223, or mail: Attn Susan, St. Augustine Parish, 340 Dominion St., Moncton, New Brunswick, CA E1C 3H8.
SEIDLITZ, Hedwig Maria 94, passed away Dec.8, 2001 in Zephyrhills. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.18, at Oakside Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Whitfield Funeral Home.
STANTON, Albert L., 90 of Zephyrhills, formerly of Binghamton, N.Y., died peacefully Sunday evening, December 9, 2001 at his residence in Florida. He was born to Rachel Shafer Stanton and George Bentley Stanton in Springville, Pa. on September 9, 1911. At his side was his loving wife of 64 years, Phoebe Scott Stanton; a son, Arvid V. Stanton and wife, Aurora Vitanza Stanton of Vestal, N.Y. and Florida; and daughter, Leta Stanton Schoen of Houston, Texas. A loving father and great-grandfather, Albert is also survived by his grandsons, Mark Scott Stanton and wife, Barbara of Pa. and David R. Stanton and wife Susan, of Virginia; as well as great- granddaughters, Kaitlin Taylor Stanton (daughter of David and Susan) and Nykkoya Marie Stanton, `My Little Applesauce Girl` (daughter of Mark and Barbara). Numerous nieces and nephews also mourn Uncle Al's passing. Predeceased by his brother, Kenneth D. Stanton, Albert's only surviving sibling is sister-in-law, Bessie Scott Mann of Montrose, Pa. Born with good genes, Al lived a long and very healthy life until a couple weeks after his ninetieth birthday which he celebrated in Houston, Texas. Albert and Phoebe often traveled unaccompanied to Texas, New York and Florida. From his meager beginnings, Al Stanton, `Albert`, `Dad`, `Daddy`, `Grandpa` built a home and family with a great past and wonderful future. Always rock solid, Al was a loyal employee for 37 years of E.H. Titchner & Co. in Binghamton, N.Y. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Albert may be made to the Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Inc., 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667. Memorial services will be held in Zephyrhills, Fla. in February, 2002 at a time to be announced.
ANDERSON, Sr., William Edward `Bill`, 65, of Gibsonton passed away on Friday, Dec.14, 2001. He is survived by his loving family.
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ASHCROFT, Peggy Lewis, 58, of New Port Richey, died Dec. 14, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; a niece; two brothers; and two sisters.
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BATTLE, Ruth, 71, passed into God's loving arms on Dec. 13, 2001. She is survived by her husband, John M.; son, Ronald and wife, Geraldine; two daughters, Linda and Lynn; grandchildren, Danielle and Nicholas, and Ansley and Tammy Crook. Ruth was a wonderful wife, loving mother, doting grandmother and beautiful soul. She will be greatly missed; no more pain, no more fighting. We love you more than words can express and saying good-bye hardest part. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Villa Madonna School in Ruth Battle's name. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2001. Swilley Funeral Home.
CAMPBELL, Louise W., age 89, of Tampa, passed away December 12, 2001. She is survived by sisters, Mertice Westberry and Inez Forkel; brother-in-law, Fred Forkel; nieces, Virginia Freeman, JoAnn Chapman, Linda Kilburn and Nancy Lightner; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was very devoted to her family and church and loved by all. Funeral services will be held at 2.00 p.m. Monday afternoon at East Chelsea Baptist Church with interment to follow at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Church service. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to East Chelsea Baptist Church.
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COY, Phyllis M., 72 of Toledo, Ohio and formerly of Florida, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001 at the Franciscan Care Center in Sylvania Township, Ohio. Phyllis had a passion for life and served her community as a Volunteer at the Lighthouse for the Blind in Florida, and literacy volunteer for Project Read. Her main life's work outside of her family was helping people learn to read and achieve literacy in their lives. She is survived by her loving family. Services were held in Sylvania, Ohio. The family suggests that those wishing to give memorial tributes in the form of charitable contributions, please consider the Project Read for literacy foundation or the Sylvania Franciscans.
REEB FUNERAL HOME - Sylvania, Ohio
FELLOWS, Robert `Bob` Julian, 74, died Dec. 9, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. A native of Jackson, Michigan, `Bob` was a World War II veteran. He served in the Navy on Guam. He graduated from Univ. of Illinois and began a career in journalism with the Decatur Herald as a reporter. He moved to Tampa in 1956 to work for the Tampa Tribune until 1961. Between 1961 and 1966 he reported for Life, Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune, covering such historic events as the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis and The Civil Rights Movement. He also reported on the assassinations of JFK and Martin Luther King Jr. Longing to be closer to home and family he began working in television with WTVT in 1967 and continued there until his retirement in 1985. He gained local noteriety as a `human in terest` reporter, covering the lighter side of the news. After the death of his beloved wife Karen, he moved to Los Angeles to spend his retirement with his daughter Robin and her family. He is survived by his daughters, Susan Fellows of Ocala, Fla., Melissa George of Haywards Heath, England, and Robin Fellows Nusbaum of El Segundo, Calif. He is also survived by three grandchildren. `He has slipped the surly bonds of Earth to be with loved ones lost, to wait...when in time...we shall be reunited once more as a family.` In lieu of flowers please make contributions to The Alzheimer's Assoc.
FOX, Connie Rene, 37 of Riverview, passed away Dec. 14, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; mother, Marie Lovens and her stepfather, Bobby; brothers, Timothy, Rodney, Pat, Ralph, and Richard; one sister, Angie Doll. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the chapel. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-7:30 p.m.
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GROSS, Pincus, PhD., 77, died in Tampa on October 4, 2001. He is survived by friends and family. A retired faculty member of the Dept. of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida, he also had a private practice in in Clinical Psychology as well as a history of service as a Cantor, machinist, and union organizer. Through his excellence in teaching applied humanistic psychology, Dr. Gross changed lives and supported hundreds of graduate students in entering careers in the helping professions. His vast knowledge of how people grow was supported by a deep belief in accepting personal responsibility and expanding awareness combined with a style that was challenging and loving. Considered a legend by many of his students, his life will be celebrated at th e Unitarian Universalist Dome, 11400 Morris Bridge Rd. in Tampa on Dec. 21, 2001 from 5 to 7 p.m. Friends and family are invited. Tax deductible donations in his memory may be sent to Dovi's Playhouse, 1712 Ave. T, Brooklyn, NY 11229.