LOWE, Verdia, 84, of Arcadia, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002 at home. She was a homemaker, rancher, and horticulturist. She was a member of USF Botanical Garden Club. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Friendship Cemetery
Chapel, with burial to follow. Visitation will be Monday 5-7 p.m. at Robarts Family Funeral Home, 529 W. Main St., Wauchula, FL 33873. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida.
MEROLA, Michael, 82, of New Port Richey, Florida, passed away November 8, 2002 while under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., he came here 27 years ago from Philadelphia. He was a retired machinist for Steel Heddle. Mr. Merola was of the Catholic Faith. Survivors include his wife Edna; two sisters, Ann Carson of Hudson, Florida and Betty Francesangeli of Oreland, Pa. Visitation will be at Bell Funeral Home Monday from 2-4 p.m., with funeral service at 4 p.m. with Deacon Robert Simpson officiating.
MOORE, John A., 89, of New Port Richey, died Saturday, November 9, 2002 at the Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center, in New Port Richey. Born in Bayonne, N.J., he moved here from Teaneck, N.J. in 1973. He was a stage carpenter for the NBC television network, and worked on shows such as Sid Caesar's Show of Shows. He was a member of Union Local#1I AT SE. His wife of 62 years, Theresa; two daughters, Jean Jackson-Ruby of Daytona Beach and Joan Moore of Tampa; and his grandson, Michael McCaffrey of Tampa, survives him.
North Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey, Fla., (727) 849-9281, in charge of the arrangements.
BINDER, John M., 93, died Nov. 8, 2002. Survived by loving family. Visitation; Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.; Service, Tuesday, 11 a.m., Misencik Funeral Home, 36363 Detroit Rd., Avon, Ohio (440) 934-8000
BOERSMA, Frances M., 75, lifelong resident of Tampa, Fla., passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2002.. She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Johnston and husband Michael; three sons, Ron Lazo, and his wife Cindy, John, and Thomas Boersma; several grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Alisen Frances. Frances was a member of AmVets Auxiliary Post #9 of Odessa, and an active leader in the Girl Scouts of America and Youth Teen Clubs of Sulphur Springs, Fla. She was lovingly known as `Mom` to all. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-9 at the funeral home today.
COLLINS, Mable C., 87, of Tampa, died Thursday Nov. 7. She was an elementary school teacher in Tampa for over 30 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church for over 50 years. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
EDISON, Jill, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., passed away November 8, 2002. Survived by husband, Dr. Neil Edison; son, Eric Corey Edison; brother, Rick Simovitz of Venice, Fla.; mother, Geraldine Simovitz of Tampa, Fla. Born and raised in Tampa, Fla., she attended Plant High School. She was the daughter of William Simovitz, who owned Louis Department Store, Ybor City. She was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Peabody College for Education and Human Development and received her B.S. degree in 1971; Georgia State University, M.ED Degree, 1973; Doctoral Candidate, Emory University 1973-1975; current President and CEO, Aventura Chamber of Commerce, Aventura, Fla.; President Temple Solel of Hollywood, Fla. 2002; Legislative Chairman of the Broward County Medical Assoc. Alliance from 1991-presen t; President from 1996-1997, Florida Medical Assoc., Thousand Plus Club; and distinguished Layman award, Florida Medical Assoc. 2002. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, 12 noon at Temple Solel, 5100 Sheridan St., Hollywood, Fla. Burial services Tuesday, 12 noon in Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Tampa, Fla. Contributions to the Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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HUDSON, Jim, 68, of Dover passed away on Friday, November 8, 2002. A native of Bagdad, Fla., he had resided here since 1968 coming from Lakeland. He was an employee of Heidt & Associates and a former county engineer for Hillsborough Co.; Hillsborough Co. Citizens Advisory Commitee and Plumbing Board of Examiners, Chairman, Curiosity Creek Drainage Committee and Tampa Area Urban Transportation Technical Committee, Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Bd. of Directors of the Tampa Home Builders Assoc., State Assoc. of Home Builders, Tampa Home Builders Political Action Committee, Bd. of Directors of the State Assoc. of County Engineers, Founding member of the Suncoast Utilities Contractors Assoc., member of First Baptist Church of Brandon, Former member of American Legion, Temple Terrace Masonic L odge #330, Scottish Rite and Egypt Temple Shrine. Preceded in death by his brother, George Hudson, he is survived by his wife, Mandy; three sons, Cy Hudson, Tarpon Springs, Terry Best, Wesley Chapel and Ronald Best, Connersville, Ind.; daughter, Pam Geisking, Tampa; two sisters, Pat Wilson, Mobile, Ala. and Beth Hesselton, Delray Beach, Fla. and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Brandon. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Florida Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 819, Lakeland, Fla. 33802.
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LASTINGER, Shane, 44, of Tampa passed away on November 7, 2002. He is survived by his mother, Wyoma; father, Arlie; sons, Samson and Jacob; brother, Shannon; and sisters, Shyann, Sheila, Goldie, Cherie, and Valerie.
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LIVINGSTON, Nannetta, 91, formerly of Plant City, died Nov. 9, 2002 in Dade City She was retired from Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plant City. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Alice Altman of Dade City; a son, Thomas Earl Livingston of Orlando; two sisters, Jean Moore of Stuart and Frieda Beeny-Jones of Payson, AZ; ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held in the Cornerstone Chapel in Plant City at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 with Reverend Richard Bills officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery
in Plant City.
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MOORE, Caroline J., 81, of Tampa, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002. She was born in New Jersey and had lived in Tampa for years. She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor Mulgrew of Gibbstown, N.J.; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Glass Funeral Home 932-5308
Moore, Jack, 52, of Valrico passed away November 8, 2002. He worked for Schlitz Brewery for many years, was a member of IUOE #925, served his country in the US Army during World War II and was of the protestant faith. He is survived by his wife Betty; son, Herb Thompson; three brothers, Raymond, William and Pat Odor; a sister, Donna Carter; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon, Tuesday November12, 2002 at Titus Baptist church, corner of US Hwy. 301 S. and Bloomingdale Ave., with Rev. Edwin Newman officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m, until service time. Interment will follow in Orange Hill cemetery. FLORIST: FLOWERS ARE TO BE DELIVERED TO THE CHURCH.
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RIPOLL, Luisa, age 83, of Tampa, Fla., passed away November 10, 2002. She is survived by husband, Pedro Ripoll; son, Otto Biltres and loving family members.
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SCOLARO, Frank Joseph, 73, of Seffner, passed away November 8, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Carmen; children, Barbara Gaston, Debi Sampedro, Frank Scolaro, Jr., Cathy Little, and Michael Scolaro; brothers, Tony and Joe Scolaro; grandchildren, Sarah Miller, Alexandra, Brittany, Anthony M., Angela, and Sage Scolaro, Samuel `TJ`, Eric, Brandon, and Alex Little; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Dustin, and Izaya Miller. Mr. Scolaro was an auto technician at Abraham Chevrolet for 32 years. He was a musician and a Bucs fan. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2002, at Noon, in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at the Garden of Memories Funeral home at 10 a.m. until the time of service.
SIMPSON, Don L., 80, Valrico, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2002. Survivors include his wife Estelle, Valrico; one daughter, Donna Rucker, Sutton, Mass.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was a resident since 1994 coming from Laconia, N.H. and a member of Nativity Catholic Church. He was a life member of Laconia Elks, The American Legion Post #0001, and The VFW Post #1670 all in Laconia, N.H. A memorial service will be held at Nativity Catholic Church Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
TRAFFICANTE, Sam C., age 85, of Tampa, passed away November 9, 2002. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mr. Trafficante is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Elsie Trafficante; daughter, Lucille T. Albano and husband, Frank; grandchildren, Peter S. Albano and Stephanie Hovsepian and husband, Edward; brother, Henry Trafficante; and several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home with entombment to follow in L'Unione Italiana Cemetery
Mausoleum. Pallbearers include; Santo Paniello, Peter S. Albano, Carmen Cannavo, Tom Smith, Edward Hovsepian, Michael Gonzalez, Sam Lumia and Frank Trafficante. Honorary Pallbearers include; Santo Trafficante, Mario Pullara and Ralph Castellano. Flowers wi ll be accepted or contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., or the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Trafficante. The family would like to give special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at UCH ICU#1 and Manor Care Skilled Nursing for their loving care and attention. The family will receive friends this evening Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chapel of GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
ANTONACCI, Arturo, 81, of New Port Richey, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. Born in Bescara, Italy, he moved here from Queens, N.Y. in 1990. He was a machinist in the aircraft industry, and worked at Capy Machine in Long Island, N.Y. He was a Roman Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Olga; a son, Salvador Antonacci of Clearwater; a daughter, Livia Antonacci of New Port Richey; a brother, Domenico Antonacci of Italy; a sister, Maria Capacchione of Queens, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. Arrangements by North Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey, Fla. (727) 849-9281.
CANTER, Catherine, 75, of Dade City, died Friday, November 8, 2002 at Pasco Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife, a hospital volunteer and a member of All Faiths United Church of Christ in Ridge Manor, Fla. Mrs. Canter is survived by two sons, Michael Canter of Tampa and Thomas Canter of Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, Harry W. Hawley; one sister, Elizabeth Hawley, both of Delhi, New York; and two grandchildren.
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ETHERINGTON, Gladys H., 85, of Holiday, Fla., passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002. Survivors include a son, Harry E. Etherington. Jr.; two daughters, Carol Severine and Dorothy Lilley; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Etherington, Sr. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Community United Methodist Church of Holiday by Pastor Fred Bonsteel. The family will receive friends from 3-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday (tomorrow) at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. It is suggested that memorials in her name may be made to the Community United Methodist Church, 3214 US Hwy. 19, Holiday, FL 34690.
FAMULARI, Domenic, 78, of Port Richey, Florida, passed away Friday, November 8, 2002 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Manhattan, New York, he moved here in 1978 from Rockland County, New York and was a retired Chief Engineer for the Veterans Administration. He was a member of the Catholic faith and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the County Commander of Rockland VFW from 1975-1976 and County Adjutant in 1972. He was also a member of the Pearl of the West Masonic Lodge #146 in New Port Richey. Mr. Famulari was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife, Rose Famulari of Port Richey; two daughters, Lucille Borden of Pamona, New York and Diane Mann of Warwick, New York; sister, Louise Famulari of Warwick, New York; six grandch ildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday, November 13, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Bell Funeral Home, 7532 State Road 52, Hudson, Florida. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 14, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.
ISBELL, James R., 66, of New Port Richey, died Saturday, November 9, 2002 at his residence. Born in Jackson, Tenn., James moved here four months ago from Milan, Tenn. He was an assembler at Pryor Implement Co in Trenton, Tenn.; a veteran of the US Navy and a Baptist. He is survived by a daughter, Sherrie Babcock of New Port Richey; a brother, Kenneth Isbell of Atwood, Tenn; two sisters, Helen Akers of Burns, Tenn. and Reatha Clark of Cedar Grove, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
KAPUCINSKI, Leo P., 80, of New Port Richey, passed away November 9, 2002 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey. He was born April 7, 1922 in Amherst, Ohio and came here 22 years ago from Orlando, Fla. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Holiday; Knight of Columbus Father Ferril Council; Polish American Club in both Holiday and New Port Richey; and a life member of the Slovenian National Club in Lorraine, Ohio. He was a World War II Army veteran and a retired Long Shoreman in the shipping business. Survivors include his wife, Hilda; a son, Raymond of Sacramento, Calif.; a step-son, Eugene Mosley of New Smyrna, Fla.; a step-daughter, Barbara Gugel of Ocala, Fla.; a brother, John of Lorraine, Ohio; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667
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LIVINGSTON, Nannetta, 91, of Dade City, formerly of Plant City, died Saturday, November 9, 2002 at Heritage Park Specialty Care Center in Dade City. A native of Madisonville, Kentucky, she was a long time resident of Plant City and moved to Dade City in 1986. She was retired from Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plant City. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Alice Altman of Dade City; a son, Thomas Earl Livingston of Orlando; two sisters, Jean Moore of Stuart and Frieda Beeny-Jones of Payson, Ariz.; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Norman Livingston, a daughter, Norma Jean Thomas and a son, James Robert Livingston. Funeral Services will be held in the Cornerstone Chapel in Plant City at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 with Reverend Richard Bills officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery
in Plant City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Cornerstone Chapel, Plant City.
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MERCER, Woodrow Wilson, Sr. 89, of Lacoochee, died Monday, November 11, 2002 at home. A native of Arcadia, he moved to Lacoochee in 1922. He was employed at Cummer & Sons Cypress Company and was also a self employed landscaper until his retirement in 1982. Survivors include five sons; one daughter; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private.
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SHIEBLER, Kingsley O., `King`, 83, of Port Richey, died November 8, 2002 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved here seven years ago from Dansville, N.Y. He was an attendant at Pilgrim State Hospital in Islip, N.Y., a US Army Air Force veteran of World War II and a Methodist. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, William Shiebler of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter, Mary Shiebler of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; sister, Betty Gifford of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; three granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
WEAVER, Doris M., 83, of Hudson, Florida, passed away Friday, November 8, 2002 at her residence. Born in Woodcliffe-On-Hudson, New Jersey. She moved here in 1981 from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. She was a homemaker; a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hudson; and a member of the Beacon Woods East Women's Guild and Embroider's Club, both of Hudson. She is survived by her husband, William C. Weaver of Hudson; two sons, Gerald A. Weaver of Alpharetta, Ga. and William R. Weaver of Indianapolis, Indiana; two daughters, Linda J. Weaver of Tinton Falls, New Jersey and Carol W. Smith of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and eight grandchildren. Friends may call Tuesday, November 12, 2002 from 6-8 p.m. at Bell Funeral Home, 7532 State Road 52, Hudson, Florida. Services will be held Wednesda y, November 13, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Bell Funeral. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church, Hudson, Florida.