BELL, Iris V., age 73, of Tampa, passed away November 15, 2002. A native of Cairo, Georgia and resident of Tampa since 1949, Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Warren C. Bell. She is survived by her loving daughters, Smokie McDonnell, Betty Jo Stanley and husband, Leonard, Darlene Copeland and husband, Robin Hall, Frances Rutcha, Rita Breheney and husband, Ed, and Teddie Mendoza and husband, Rudy; brothers, James Monroe Thomas, Cairo, Georgia, Otis Thomas, Calvary, Georgia and Bobby Thomas, Havana, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bell was cashier at Pop & Son's Restaurant on S. Dale Mabry Hwy. Funeral services will be held on Friday November 22, 2002 at Concordia Baptist Church, Concord, Fla., with interment to follow in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Fla. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Mrs. Bell. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the chapel of
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CACCIATORE, Joseph Sr., age 71, of Tampa, passed away November 14, 2002. Survivors include his wife, Margarita S. Cacciatore; son, Joseph Cacciatore, Jr.; daughter, Rosalie Cacciatore; granddaughters, Desiree Anne and Alicia Reney Cacciatore, Christina Marie, Jennifer Lauren, Elizabeth Lee and Katherine Rose Martinez and Jordan Reanne Cacciatore; and sister, Millie Dunkerly.
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DAVIS, Howard Martin, Lt. Col. USAF Ret., 77, of Seffner passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2002. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years, enlisting in World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Seffner and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Beatrice; daughters, Diane (Stephen) Kurvin, Norma (Don) Neal, Joyce (Wayne) Allen, Janice Mattison; brother, Roy Gene (Leta) Davis; sisters, Helen Woldhagen and Doris Wilson; grandchildren, Kimberly, Cory and Robert Kurvin, Donald and David Neal, Daryl, Debbie and Daniel Allen, and Samuel and Clark Mattison; one great-grandchild, Micah; and four step-children and their spouses. The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Seffne r. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at First United Methodist Church of Seffner, 1310 South Kingsway Rd., with Rev. Rick Cornwell and Rev. Deborah Allen officiating. Interment will follow in Seffner Cemetery
and Full military Honors will be accorded by MacDill Air Force Base. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Garden Of Memories Funeral Home 4207 E. Lake Ave.
DURRANCE, Helen Virginia Medlin, 82, of Live Oak, formerly of Valrico, died Oct. 29, 2002. She is survived by son, Loney Clyde Durrance, Jr., and wife Velma of Live Oak; daughter, Gloria Rubio of Orlando; three grandchildren, R. Eric Rubio of Orlando, Laura Vaughan of Plant City, and Lonny Durrance and wife Tina of Live Oak; three great-grandchildren, Amber Vaughan of Plant City, Dustin Durrance and Desiree Durrance of Live Oak; two brothers, Alfred J. Medlin and Allen R. Medlin of Bauxite, Arkansas; three sisters, Jaunita Medlin Schuller of Yuma, Ariz., Elizabeth Medlin Sanders of Mulberry, Fla., and Mary Medlin Chelette of Jacksonville; 18 nephews and 12 nieces. A small family memorial will be held at Bloomingdale Community Cemetery
Nov. 24, 2002 at 1 p.m. with Elder John Sabo of the Riverview S.D.A. Church officiating. Daniels Funeral Home, Live Oak
GONZALEZ, Jane Marie, 67, of Tampa passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ramon A. Gonzalez; daughters, Jane Pilar Gonzalez and Ava Teresa Gonzalez; sons, Nicholas, Louis and Anthony Gonzalez, all of Tampa; a brother, Lewis Dicillo of Calif.; a sister, Martha Smith of Tampa; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Ramon A. Gonzalez, Jr. in 1979. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church where a funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit at the Mark III Funeral Home South Tampa Chapel on Monday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m.
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HECTOR, Victoria, 2 mos., of Tampa passed away November 14, 2002.She is survived by her loving family.
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HENSLEY, Thomas Marshall,Sr., 83, of Valrico, Fla. passed away Nov. 15, 2002 due to an extended illness. Born on Dec. 11, 1918 in Barboursville, W. Va., he lived in Huntington, W. Va. before moving to St. Petersburg, Fla. in 1970 and then to Valrico in 1989. A graduate of Marshall University, Huntington, W. Va., Mr. Hensley was a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor for the State of Florida before retiring in 1986. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Anna Jeanne Hensley of Valrico; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Pat Hensley of Gainesville, Ga., Stephen and Frances Hensley of Huntington, W. Va.; grandchildren, Tommy and Anna Hensley of Gainesville, Ga., and Elizabeth Hensley of Huntington, W. Va.; brothers, Raymond Hensley of Milton, W. Va., and Eric Hensley of Chesapeake, Ohio; nephew and wife, Bernard and Donna Bias of Valrico, Fla.; niece, Joan Marvin of Valrico, Fla. There will be a private family memorial service. However, the family will receive visitors to celebrate the life of Mr. Hensley at home Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Lifepath Hospice, 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Ste. 104 Sun City Center, FL. 33573, or for you to volunteer time for Hospice in your area.
HOLDSWORTH, Rev. Eric, Jr., 72, of Tampa, passed away November 15, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose L. Holdsworth; two daughters, Vivian Mann, Riverview, Rose Mary Strickland, Apollo Beach; six grandchildren, Roxanna, John, Lori, Tina, Contessa, and Christina; three great-grandchildren, Ashely, Casey, and Cierra. Rev. Holdsworth was a minister with the Charity Full Gospel Fellowship. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2002, at the Garden of Memories Chapel, 4207 E. Lake Avenue. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
HUDD, Martha E., 85, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and resident of Tampa, Fla. since 1957, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2002 under the care of LifePath Hospice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Hudd. She is survived by her son, Joe Hudd and his wife, Betty; grandchildren, Amy M. Paukner and Wendy R. Brown; great-grandchildren, Samantha Crippen, Ashley Hudd, Byron and Christopher Brown; five sisters, Janet Kruerger, Betty Fiest, Lois Zayac, Doris Reed and her husband, Jack and Violet Rigby and her husband, Bern; also numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Martha E. Hudd to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States, 302 Ridgefield Ct., Ashville, NC 28806, (800) 253-6530. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at the Town & Country Chapel of
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LANDRY, David M., 70, of Sun City Center died November 3,2002. Following graduation from high school, he was awarded a football scholarship to Norwich military Academy. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Sociology, he became a journeyman Tool and Die Maker after serving a four-year apprenticeship. He retired as Director of Personnel for Combustion Engine Company in Windsor, Connecticut, and was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. Survivors include his wife Elsie; two daughters, Deborah McEdward and Valerie Forti; a son, David E.; a brother, Donald E.; and five grandchildren. A reception in honor of David will be held in the West Social Room of the Kings Point Club House on Sunday, November 17, 2002 from 2 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The family has requested memorials in David's name be made to the Samaritans Alzheimer Auxiliary, 916 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla. 813-634-9900
LYONS, James L., 63, passed away November 6, 2002. Mr. Lyons is survived by his loving family. Private family services will be in Minnesota with full military honors. Mr. Lyons will be deeply missed by his family. MARK III FUNERAL HOME.
MCLAUGHLIN, Bessie, 83, of Tarpon Springs died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002. Survived by sons, James Bitros, Manhattan, N.Y. and Robert Bitros, Philadelphia, Pa; and four grandchildren.
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NORRIS, Ira D., 60, of Plant City, passed away on November 13, 2002. He is survived by a loving family. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 7 p.m. in Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.
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OLIVER, Carita B., 91, of Tampa passed away on Friday, November 15, 2002. She owned Oliver's Nursery in Tampa since 1945 and was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. Oliver, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Raymond C. Oliver, Jr., Tampa and Warner B. Oliver, Riverview; daughters, Lola Williams, Tampa, Clara Boyd, Deltona, Ann Wolfgang, Seffner, Mary Oliver and Gloria Brock Jones, both of Plant City; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Rd. Interment will follow at Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Those who wish may make donations towards funeral expenses to Gloria Brock Jones.
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PIERCE, Camille C., 74, Plant City, died Nov. 15, 2002. Survivors; two daughters, one brother, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
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RAMIREZ, Maria C., age 76 of Medellin, Colombia, passed away November 13, 2002. She is survived by two sons, six daughters, and many loving family members.
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SCHWAB, George L., age 75, resident of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Friday, November 15, 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Anna Schwab; and one brother, Charles Schwab, He is survived by his wife, Helen; one son and daughter-in-law, David Louis and Dixie Schwab of Dayton, Ohio; three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Don Moshos of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Rebecca and Ken Cornett of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Mary Jo and Gordon White of Beavercreek, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Ben, Cory, Katie, Paul, Amanda, Shawn, Kevin, Patrick, Chad, and Tim; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Carolyn Schwab of Vandalia, Ohio and John and Eleanor Schwab of Beavercreek, Ohio; and one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Leo Williamitis of Oregonia, Ohio. Prayers will be held 9:1 5 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME, FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave., at Rauri Road; followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Emmanuel Catholic Church, 149 Franklin Street. Celebrant Father Lee. Interment Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Donations for George may be made to the Christian Air Ministry, PO Box 1243, Griffin, GA, 30224 or to Hospice of Dayton, PO Box 3509, Dayton, OH 45401.
THOMPSON, William H., age 76, died on Thursday, November 14, 2002. Mr. Thompson, a retired Chief Financial Executive Officer of First Florida Banks, Inc., is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Thompson; two sons, William H. Thompson and Robert A. Thompson, both of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara Lee Stockman of Modesto, Calif.; and six grandchildren. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 3207 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, Fla. Funeral services will follow beginning at 11 a.m. with interment to follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Grace Lutheran Church at 3714 W. Linbaugh Ave., Tampa, FL 33618 or to a charity of choice.
VENTO, Anthony `Bo`, 61, passed away quietly in his sleep, Thursday, November 14, 2002. He was a native of Tampa, a graduate of Jesuit High School, class of '59, and the University of Tampa. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam P. Vento, founder of Vento Oil Co., of which he later became president. He was a member of the Ybor City Optimist Club, Italian Club, former member of the Tampa Sports Club and charter member of the Krewe of the Knights of Sant Yago. He was an avid fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LSU Tigers, and Florida State Seminoles. He is survived by his high school sweetheart, June Parrino Vento; his children, Anthony A. Vento, Jr., Susanne Vento Powers and husband, Jon M. Powers; mother, Catherine C. Vento; sisters, Antoinette Capitano and husband James Capitano, Cathy Jo Hellner and husband Clay Hellner; and brother, Sam P. Vento, Jr.; and Uncle Bo's favorite kids, Demi, Anthony George, Julia, Brittany, A.J., David, Daniel, Tessa, C.J. Dominick, Jimmy, Patrick, and Linette. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 18 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church from 6 - 8:30 p.m., with wake service to follow. A mass will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at St. Lawrence at 11 a.m. with internment to follow in the Garden of Memories Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Capitano, Samuel Capitano, Glenn Fasani, Dr. Clay Hellner, Jr., Clif Hellneer, Anthony Parrino, Jr., Joseph John Parrino, and Alex Sanchez. Honorary Pallbearers will be James `Sonny` Capitano, Joe Capitano, Al Garcia, Clay Hellner, Anthony Parrino and Joseph Parrino. The Toasters; Chris Alvarez, Joh n Ambrose, Leo Diaz, Dr. Eddie Garcia, and Frank Vacanti, Paul Ferlita, Gasper Martino, Jessie Phillips and `Table 12 at Tony's`. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes. Association, 1101 North Lake Destiny Rd., #415, Maitland, Florida 32751-7105 and the Families of SMA, PO Box 273136, Tampa, FL 33688
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WHITE, Earl Klein, age 71, of Tampa, passed away November 12, 2002. Mr. White was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee White; and is survived by his son, Bill F White of Lakeland, Fla.; stepsons, Giles, Anthony R. and Irvin Dishman of Tampa; step-daughters, Patricia A. Weber of Largo and Ellen C. Smith of Seminole; sister, Janice Wills; 24 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the chapel of
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WOOD, Nancy, 58, passed away November 14, 2002 in Riverview, Fla. Born in Boston, Mass., and formerly of Weymouth, Mass., she moved to this area in 1996. She was a Catholic and a Data Entry Clerk. She is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Frederick J., Robert S, and Michael T.; daughters, Linda Fava and Leigh Ann Wood; brother, Jack; sisters, Mary Ann Davis and Kathleen Finney; and 11 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held November 18, 2002 at Resurrection Catholic Church 10 a.m. Services by:
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BREEDLOVE, Annemarie, 80, of Palm Harbor passed away November 14, 2002 at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor. Born January 7, 1922, she came here 40 years ago from her native Germany. She was an inspector in the manufacturing business. She was a Lutheran. Survivors include a son, Wayne of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; a daughter, Bonnie Noble of Palm Harbor; and a sister, Freida Herrmann of Huntsville, Ala.; and five grandchildren. Services will be held in DeFuniak Springs. Morgan Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 6025 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653
DOWLING, Dorothy Jean, 75, of Blanton, Fla., passed away Saturday, November 16, 2002 in Dade City, Fla. She is survived by her sister, Carolyn Falls, Dade City; her brother and sister-in-law, W.J. and Dorothy W. Dowling, Jr., Dade City; her nephews, Mark Falls, Atlanta, Georgia, John Falls, Dade City, W.J. Dowling, III, Dade City, Patrick Dowling, Spartanburg, S.C., Michael Dowling, Miami Beach, Fla.; and several grandnieces and nephews. She was born May 21, 1927 in Blanton, Florida to Warren J. and Sarah Cass Page Dowling, a pioneering family of the Blanton area, and remained a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Blanton Baptist Church and the Hibiscus Circle of the Dade City Garden Club. Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at the Townsend House Cemetery
with Pastor Chris Christopherson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be sent to the Hernando-Pasco Hospice Association c/o12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667(FL}
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ROSSI, Richard J., 72 of Hudson, Fla., passed away Thursday, November 14, 2002 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet A. in Hudson. He was born in Bronx, New York and came here nine years ago from Haverstraw, New York. He was a retired licensed funeral director with McGowan Funeral Home in Haverstraw, N.Y. for 50 years. He was of the Roman Catholic faith and attended St. Michaels in Hudson, Florida; member of the Elks Lodge and volunteer fire department in Haverstraw, N.Y. Survivors; wife, Margaret; four children, two brothers, and one sister. Arlington Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. 727-847-7995
VERSCHUEREN, James, Sr., 87, of Zephyrhills died Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at his residence. Born in Oceana County, Michigan he moved to this area nine years ago from Jackson, Michigan. He was a retired construction worker, a veteran of the Army Air Corp serving in World War II, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church Monday (today) at 10 a.m. with Father John Hays officiating. Mr. Verschueren is survived by one son, James Verschueren, Jr. , of Dover, New Hampshire; one sister, Josephine Ramsden of Lenoir, Tennessee; two grandsons, Benjamin Vershueren and his wife, Kerry of Niskayuna, New York and Paul Verschueren of Dover, New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations he made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the American Heart Association.
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