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PENNINGTON, Carroll B., `Penny`, 75, of Dade City, died Monday, September 30, 2002 at home. A native of Speedwell, Virginia, he moved to this area in 1960. He was a retired truck driver and was an outside salesman for Scotty's. Survivors include his wife, Rose; two sons, Greg Pennington of Dade City and Kurt Pennington of Virginia; a daughter, Delores Trivitt of Parklow, Virginia; three sisters, Katheleen Crigger of Rural Retreat, Virginia, Edith Bateman of Charlottesville, Virginia and Adah Umberger of Wytheville, Virginia; and five grandchildren, including Brandon and Lindsey Pennington of Dade City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2002. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church in Dade City with Dr. James Renault officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery.

PRUITT, Dorothy M., 87, of New Port Richey, died Sept. 30, 2002 at home. Born in Monticello, Ky., she moved to the area in 1974 from Evansville, Ind. She was a Christian. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Clifford Pruitt of New Port Richey; and one step-daughter, Victoria Pruitt of Lowell, Mass.
North Meadowlawn Funeral Home

TUMINARO, Philip A., 72, of San Antonio, died Sept. 29, 2002 at East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills. Born in Oak Park, Ill, he moved to the area in 1989 from Schaumburg, Ill. He served in the US Army in the Korean War and was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Zephyrhills. He was in the Church Choir. He was also a member of the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club in Zephyrhills. He is survived by his wife, Noella Tuminaro; daughter, Patti Kresl of Calhoun, Ga.; two sons, Philip Tuminaro of Hampshire, Ill. and Paul Tuminaro of Chicago, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 5, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic CHurch, 32832 Massachusetts Ave. in San Antonio, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hospice of Zephyrhills on Fort King Road.

ARNAO, Richard Roy, passed away September 27, 2002 in Tampa. He is survived by his three daughters, Doris Chavez, Jennie Arnao and Joann Walpole; five grandchildren, Celeste, Crystal, Jazzmyn, Michael and Ellie; and one sister, Daisy Brady. National Cremation Society, Tampa

BRYAN, Jessika Marie, of Tampa, died September 19, 2002. Survived by parents, Johnny Bryan and Katrina Greene.
Ray Williams Funeral Home, 253-3419.

CARDIELLO, Nancy, 81, at Tarpon Springs, died Sept. 30, 2002. Survived by husband of 60 years, Frank; sons, Joseph and John; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Dobies Funeral Home.

CIATTO, Amelia E., 67 of Zephyrhills, died Thursday, September 26. 2002 at Pasco-Hernando Hospice Care Center in Dade City. Born in Brainerd, Minn., she moved to Florida 50 years ago living in St. Petersburg before moving to Zephyrhills. She was a retired Display Director in Merchandising working in Webbs City where she won numerous awards and was also on the Board of Directors. She also worked as the store visual merchandise director for Belk-Lindsey of St. Petersburg, Largo and Tampa. Mrs. Ciatto is survived by her husband, Samuel of Zephyrhills; three cousins in Minnesota, Jim Hartley, Diane Kraemer and Barbara Marhon; three brothers-in-law, John Ciatto, Frank Ciatto and Tom Clark; four sisters-in-law, Josephine Clark, Virginia Ciatto, Pat Ciatto and Christine Van-Landingham; livelong friend, Cathy Howdeshell of California; and numerous nephews and nieces.

CORNS, Jon St. Martin, a resident of Tampa, Fla. until June of this year, died September 17, 2002 at the home of his daughter, Marty, in Olympia, Wash. Born Jan. 10, 1921 in Gate City, Va., Jon graduated from Dobyns Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tenn. and attended the University of Virginia before joining the US Marine Corps. He served as a Hospitalman Chief during World War II in Guadalcanal, New Guinea and the Philippines, subsequently serving in the Naval Reserves until he retired. Jon and his family moved to the Tampa, Fla. area in 1958. He was a sales representative with a major paper supplier in Tampa and after retirement opened his own contracting business. Jon was predeceased by by his mother and father, Dr. Edwin M. Corns and Marie St. Martin Corns; and by his niece, Barbara C. Murro. Jon is survived by daughters, Jan Flowers of Tampa, Fla. and Marty Landeros of Olympia, Wash.; brother, Edwin M. Corns II and wife, Pearl Todd Corns of Venice, Fla.; sister, Martha M. King and husband, E. William King of Kingsport, Tenn.; grandsons, Sterling Jon-Albert Landeros of Olympia, Wash. and Hal H. Flowers and wife, Shelly of Tampa, Fla.; step-children, Mellisa Brown, Marti D elucia and husband, Jerry, Mitch Brown and Mike Brown, all of California; nephews, Eddie Corns and wife, Sam of Nokomis, Fla., Dr. Jon Mather and wife, M'Liss of Kingsport, Tenn. and Chuck Mather and wife, Jan of Bakersfield, Calif.; and cherished friends, Ann L. Price and Dr. Julius Palori, among many others. A memorial celebration of Jon's life will be held 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002 at Ma rsicano Funeral Home, 4040 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Assured Home Health Hospice, 1800 Cooper Point Road S.W., Suite 4-A, Olympia, WA 98502.

ERWIN, Robert Erskine, 37, passed away from this world into God's hands on September 29, 2002. Robert was a certified diesel technician for 18 years and was employed at Jarrett Bodiford Ford in Plant City. Robert enjoyed his horses, bull riding, and the many friends who shared his love of animals. He was a member of Cowboys for Christ. He graduated from Brandon High School in 1984. He is survived by his parents, Walter E. and Jeanenne M. Erwin of Seffner; brother, James Paul and Lynn Erwin; nephew, James P. Erwin; niece, Tiffany Lynn Erwin; great uncle, J.P. Smith of Paris, Tenn.; many other aunts and uncles including, Harry T. Marcus, James L. Marcus, Charles S. Marcus, Richard D. Marcus, Thomas Erwin; aunts, Mary Jo Irby and Margaret Shaw and (James); life long friends, Kim Simanteris, Penny Otero and Amanda Robinson. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Lucille Smith and William Hamilton Ewing, Lina B. and Jones H. Erwin; great-grandparents, Thomas D. Smith and Muzora Harman Smith; uncles, William N. Erwin and James H. Erwin and nephew, Jimmy Shaw. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to LifeLink, 409 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606.

FIGUEROA, Carmen Olga, 68, of Tampa, passed away Sept. 29, 2002. She is survived by her 10 children. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Stowers Funeral Home Chapel.

GRUBER, John B., 78, of Pinellas Park, died Sept. 30, 2002. Survived by wife, Betty Jane; son, Dave; daughter, Johnna Pecore; one brother; one sister; and three grandchildren.
American Heritage.

HALL, Charles A., 68, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa. Born in Witchita, Kansas, he came here in 1992 from Oak Ridge, Tenn. He retired in 1995 as President of the Specialty Components Division of Martin Marietta after 36 years. He was an advisor to the engineering departments for both the University of Tennessee and the University of South Florida, and also served on the first two launch teams for the space shuttle. After retirement from Martin Marietta, he operated his own consulting business, Dr. Charles H. Hall, Inc. He received his Bachelors Degree in Engineering and Management from the University of Denver, and his Masters and PHD in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Colorado. He also received his masters in Theology from Life Christian University in Tampa, and was working on his PHD in Theology. He was currently Chairman of Healthy Kids, a trustee of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, a member and consultant for ESCOT, and a member of the American Society of Engineering Management. He formerly served on the boards of the United Way of Pinellas County, the St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation, and the Pinellas County Education Foundation. He was an avid golfer and member of the Bayou Club and Black Diamond Ranch. He was a member of Pasadena Community Church and served as its Lay Leader. He pursued knowledge and supported knowledge. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Bernie; a daughter, Melissa Sue Smith of Ogden, Utah; a son, Charles A. Rowden of Evanston, Wyo.; a brother, Larry M. Hall o f Tallahassee; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 5, 2002 at Pasadena Community Church, St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Pasadena Community Church Building, Phase II. On line memorial and guest book is at

HENRY, Emma Grace, infant daughter of Danielle and Scott Henry was born and died on September 28, 2002. Emma is preceded in death by her grandfather, Jim Henry. Emma is survived by her parents; her brother, J.D.; her maternal grandparents, Joanne Pipkorn of Apopka, Fla., and Tim Pipkorn of Ocoee, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Helen and Duane Dhonau of Beverly Hills, Fla.; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A service will be held at Northdale Lutheran Chruch on Thursday, October 3, at 12 noon. Family and friends will gather at 11:30 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Emma's honor to Northdale Lutheran School, 15709 Mapledale Blvd, Tampa, FL 33624.

HERRING, Joan, of Tampa, died September 30, 2002. Survived by husband, Alton; daughter, Jacqueline (Jeffery); three grandchildren; and three siblings.
Ray Williams Funeral Home, 253-3419.

HEWETT, Sandra Kay, 56, of Riverview, died Sept. 30, 2002 at her residence. Surviving are her husband, Floyd. Memorial services will be at a later date.

JAMES, Annette McIver, 82, of Tampa, died Sunday, September 29, 2002. Survivors include her husband, of sixty years, Theodore S. James, Jr.; a daughter, Anne J. Barnard of Orlando; a son, Theodore S. James, III of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. James was a graduate of Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina and a member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church. She was a Patient Service Representative at Memorial Hospital for many years. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 3, 2002 at Hyde Park United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Charlotte, N.C. The family will greet friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606 or the American Red Cross.

JONES, Roberta, died Sept. 26, 2002. Survived by her six children, Marguerite, Johnathan, Lonnie, Jr., Willie, Bernard and Curtis. Services will be Oct. 5, 11 a.m. at Brown Mem. C.O.G.I.C.
Woody's FH.

KINNEY, Kenneth M. `Ken`, 86, of Riverview, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2002. He is survived by his loving family.

NEIBARGER, Donald Lee, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 30, 2002 at Excel Nursing Home, Tampa. Bron December 28, 1944 in Newark, Ohio, he was preceded in death by his father, Louis Neibarger. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Elizabeth and Harold Dyer; half-sister and brother, Pam Montoya and Patrick Dyer; step-sister and brother, Connie Pearson and Steven Dyer, all of Tampa; uncle, Harvey Neibarger and family of Newark, Ohio; cousin, Rick Watson and family of Newark; many more relatives and good friends in Newark and several great friends and family in Tampa. Donald was a permanent resident of Tampa for 19 years and a veteran, serving in the Air Force during Vietnam and was employed by Hartline for 17 years. He retired from Hartline in 2001 due to cancer. No services will be held in Tampa. A graveside service will be held later in Newark, Ohio. He will be laid to rest with his beloved grandparents at Wilson Cemetery in Newark, Ohio.

OSCHMANN, Pieter, 68, of Oldsmar, died Sept. 21, 2002. Survivors include his wife, Henny. Born in Holland, he owned and operated Pieter Oschmann Assoc. in Tampa.
Curlew Hills F.H.

PATERNO, Salvatore A., 86, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2002. He is survived by two sons; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

PRICE, Mary L., 76, of Thonotosassa, passed away September 30, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of the area. She is preceded in death by loving husband of 42 years, Lamar Price. She is survived by her two sons, Raymond of Dade City and Robert of Tampa; daughters, Nancy Conger of Plant City and Patricia Warren of Thonotosassa; a sister, Geraldine of Welaka, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hillsboro Memorial Gardens in Brandon.
Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 689-8121

RAMSEY, Sarah Moore, 84, of Tampa, Fla., now rests in peace with the Lord, as of Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002. Sarah, (or Sadie, as her father called her), daughter of Richard Lynn Moore and Annie Mae Wright Moore, was born in Mitchell, Ga. on Jan. 31, 1918 and moved to Tampa as a child. She attended Gorrie Elementary, Wilson Junior High, and Plant High School. On summer break from her studies at Florida State College for Women, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority, she had her first date with Maynard Ramsey, who was home for the summer from the University of Florida's College of Law. There ensued many commutes for both of them, between Tallahassee and Gainesville, until she graduated from FSCW and moved back to Tampa. In 1939, she and Maynard married. Maynard enjoyed Sarah's love, support and joie de vivre for 62 years, while she also carried out her role as homemaker for her family. She relished life, adored the Lord and her family, and gave each of her three children the loving environment and special attention in which each could thrive. Her engaging sense of humor was imprinted on each of them and was much appreciated by her many friends as well. She was a faithful memb er of Hyde Park United Methodist Church, with time out to be a charter member of Palma Ceia Methodist Church for several years. Sarah was a Cub Scout Den Mother, a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, and Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Junior League of Tampa and hosted a group of young women known as `The Tasters`, inviting them to `taste and see that the Lord is good.` She leaves behind her loving husband, Maynard, daughter Carol Ramsey Turpin and husband Fred of Tampa, son Dr. Maynard Ramsey III and wife Lynn of Tampa, son Richard W. Ramsey and wife M'Lisse of West Palm Beach, sister Marjorie Moore Chunn Cochran and a sister-in law Isabelle Ramsey Bregler, both of Tampa; grandchildren Lynn Turpin, Frederick Turpin, Jr. and wife Sarah, Rosemary Ramsey, Melinda Ramsey, Rebecca Ra msey, Leeann Ramsey, and step-grandson Saul Dolgin, two great grandchildren, Ellen and John Ramsey Turpin, and many beloved nieces and nephews. A service celebrating Sarah's life will be held at Hyde Park Methodist Church on Thursday, October 3, 2002 at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, following the service. Memorial contributions in Sarah's name may be made to Hyde Park United Metho dist Church, 500 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606, Metropolitan Ministries, Inc., 2002 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602 or charity of your choice. Arrangements are being made by Mark III Funeral Home. 831-9444.

RIGGS, Carl Daniel, PhD., 81, a long time resident of Tampa died on September 29, 2002. Dr. Riggs moved with his family to Tampa in August 1971, as the Academic Vice President of the University of South Florida. During his 31-year residence in Tampa, he held numerous administrative positions at USF and served on the Board of Directors of a number of community and academic organizations. Dr. Riggs received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan. He spent the next 25 years in various teaching and administrative positions at the University of Oklahoma and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. During his tenure at OU, he established the University of Oklahoma Biological Station on Lake Texoma. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Bynum Riggs; daughter, Margaret Riggs Johnson and her husband Dana Johnson of Oklahoma City; son, Jeff Riggs and his wife Stacey Riggs of Tampa; and son, Dan Riggs and his wile Debbie of Tampa. He has four grandchildren, Clare Johnson, Sophia Johnson, Sarah Riggs, and Travis Riggs. His daughter, Catherine Elinor Riggs, preceded Dr. Riggs in death. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. October 12, 2002 in the Marsha ll Center Ballroom on the campus of the University of South Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Carl D. Riggs Fellowship in Marine Science at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science, USF Foundation, Inc., 4202 E. Fowler Ave., ALC000, Tampa, Florida 33620.

RODRIGUEZ, Roberto, 38, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2002. Roberto is survived by his parents, Fidel and Rachel Rodriguez; his brother, Oscar Rodriguez; grandmother, Oliva Lanza and grandfather, Frank Lanza; uncles, Frank Lanza, Jr., and Evelio Alvarez, cousin, Frank J. Rodriguez. Roberto's life was short, but he proved to be an excellent worker by overcoming personal challenges. He was a devoted son and brother and will be missed each day, but we will have the comfort knowing that he resides with the Lord always within our hands. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2002, 10 a.m. at the Garden of Memories Chapel. Entombment will follow in Garden of Memories Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m.

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