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, Staff Sgt. Warren C. Bell. She is survived by her loving daughters, Smokie McDonell, 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. She worked at the N.C.O. at MacDill A.F.B. for over 25 years as supervisor over the dining room. 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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CERF, Helen, 79 of Valrico died November 16, 2002 in Brandon. Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved to the Brandon area in 1980. Survived by her sister, Marguerite Fussaro; sons, Robert and Christopher; daughters, Joanne Maltby, Carol Vest, and Barbara Stockley; seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday (this evening) at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel of Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until service time.
CHANDLER, Raymond Jack, 65, passed away November 15, 2002. He was a truck driver, member of Teamster's Local #79 and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughters, Jackie Chandler of Thonotosassa and Donna Cropper of Tampa; brothers, Elzie of Gainesville and Eddie of Stuart; a sister, Vera Williamson of High Springs; grandchildren, Nikki, Kyle and Dalton Cropper, and Cyndi Crews; and a great-granddaughter, Jasmine Rasumoff. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Hillsboro Memorial F.H. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at Hillsboro Memorial F.H. Entombment will be in
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FLEMING, Sister Mary, OSF, 59, of Tampa passed away Sunday, November 17, 2002 at her home at the Franciscan Convent. Her parents, Michael J. and Mary Whooley Fleming predecease her. She is survived by Sister Anne Fleming, S.C., of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Eileen and Michael Sameski of West Roxbury, Mass., Leo and Mary Fleming of Naples, Fla., and Paul Fleming of Boston, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. Until her retirement due to illness in 1988, she was the Assistant Administrator of the Franciscan Center in Tampa. Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by the Mass of the Resurrection at the Franciscan Center, 3010 Perry Avenue, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franciscan Center. Arrangements by Glass Funeral Home (813) 932-5308.
HELFFRICH, Donald L., 77, of Tampa passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2002. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 30 years Elsie Lucille. Survivors include; three sons, John Allsbrook of Virginia Beach, Va., Daniel Allsbrook of Las Vegas, Nev., and Robbie Helffrich of Milton, Fla.; five daughters, Anita Joyner of Chesapeake, Va., Donna Helffrich of Milton, Fla., Denise Walker of Salt Lake City, Utah, Janice Sue McCullough of Utah, and Robin Garcia of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Jean Melrose of South China, Maine; his companion, Betty Neal of Tampa; 15 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. A native of Huntington, N.Y., Mr. Helffrich lived in the Tanpa Bay area since 1970 coming from Chesapeake, Va. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater in World War II and also in the Korean Conflict. He worked as a postal clerk with the U.S. Post Office for 21 years. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, (today), Nov. 18, 2002, at Florida National Cemetery
with military Honors. In lieu of flowers, the family's wishes are, to make donations to Toys for Tots, U.S. Marine Corps in his memory.
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KOVATCH, Helen, 81, of Plant City, passed away November 12, 2002. Survivors include sons, William and Albert; brothers, John `Ernie` and Elmer Homonai; sister, Margaret Moyer; and three grandchildren.
MATOS-MOLINRO, Franklin, 29, of Tampa, passed away on November 11, 2002. He is survived by his parents, Franklin Matos and Eva. A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2002 at the Bethel Church of God, 4202 N. Hubert.
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SABELLA, Gaetano `Tommy`, 90, passed away November 16, 2002 after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Ybor City on April 26, 1912 to Sicilian immigrants, Mr. Sabella was a retired produce dealer. He was a longtime member of SMS Italia and a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Giachino and Maria Sabella; and his sister, Filomena `Florence` Muley. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dusolina `Toots` Sabella; his children, Jack A. and Joyce Sabella, Clearwater, Thomas Jr. and Vilma Sabella, and Mary Linda Sabella, Tampa; his grandchildren, Christopher C. and his wife, Debbie Sabella, Celeste M. Sabella, USAF Capt. Jeffrey T. Sabella and Thomas V. Sabella; and his great-granddaughter, Christina Lee; sisters, Angelina and Sam Coniglio and Rosalia `Lily` Betancourt; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pallbearers are Christopher Sabella, Thomas V. Sabella, Jeffrey Sabella, Sam Coniglio, Carmel A. Ceraolo, Nicholas A. Muley, and Rick A. Leandri. Honorary pallbearers are Ramon Garmendia, Mark Howell, Alan Bliss, and Gary Wishnatzki. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice . A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, November 20 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3012 W. Cherry Street at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m. at the church. A private entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the many staff members at St. Joseph Hospital, especially the nurses on the fifth floor and ICU, as well as Mr. Sabella's many physicians for their care and consideration during his final illness.
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SMITH, Beatrice A., passed away November 14, 2002. Survived by loving family.
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SULTZ, Mildred Taylor, 97, died November 16, 2002 in Memorial Hospital, Ormond Beach, Fla. Born in Kansas City, Kan., she moved to Jacksonville, Fla., in 1944, to Zephyrhills in 1967, and to Port Orange, Fla., in 1997. She led Sunday school for patients at Hope Haven Hospital for Children in Jacksonville for ten years. She was a volunteer at the USO and became `Mom` to many service men and women. She was very active in the Presbyterian Church at local and statewide levels, including having served as Chairman of the Florida Chain of Missionary Assemblies. Along with husband Elmer Taylor, Mildred was active in the Avion Travel Trailer group, developing friendships across the USA. She was preceded in death by her sister Maurine Faler; and her brother, Walter Hodge; her husband of 55 years, M. Elmer Taylor; by her second husband and long time friend, Everett Sultz; and by her daughter, Martha Mardavich. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Beswick of Grand Junction, Colo.; sons, Marshall E. Taylor of Mebane, N.C. and James W. Taylor of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Doris Anderson of Petaluma, Calif., and Janet Crew of Fraser, Mich.; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandc hildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. `Mom` or Mildred, to the many who knew and loved her, will be greatly missed. A family memorial service is being planned. Contributions given in her name to Thornwell Home and School for Children, 300 Broad Street, Clinton, S.C. 29325, will honor our memories of her.
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 entombment 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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WELLS, Joseph, 81, of New Port Richey died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002. Survived by wife, Edith; daughters, Carol Ambrose, Annette Ahrens; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Dobies F.H.
ZIPPER, Walter H., 59, of Dade City, passed away November 14, 2002 in Dade City. Survived by his wife, Marcia of Zephyrhills; a daughter, Jennifer of Chicago, Ill.; a son, Jeffry; grandson, Dustin, both of Tampa; and his friend, Dave Henry of Dade City.
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BLACK, Carolyn M., 74, of Hudson, passed away November 14, 2002 at Kindred Hospital in Tampa. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she came here seven years ago from Atlanta, Georgia. She was an apartment manager and a Catholic. She is survived by two sons, Thomas J. Rousseau of Hudson and Scott F. Rousseau of Atlanta, Ga.; and two sisters, Lorraine Mueller of New Port Richey and Gail Francomano of Danbury, Conn. She died peacefully in her sleep. Her ashes will be scattered at sea during sunset on November 23, 2002. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek RD., New Port Richey, Florida.
DOWLING, Dorothy Jean, 75, of Blanton, Fla., died Saturday, November 16, 2002 in Dade City. She is survived by her sister, Carolyn Falls of Dade City; her brother and sister-in-law, W.J. and Dorothy W. Dowling Jr. of Dade City; her nephews, Mark Falls of Atlanta, Ga., John Falls of Dade City, W.J. Dowling III of Dade City, Patrick Dowling of Spartanburg, S.C. and Michael Dowling of Miami Beach, Fla.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was born May 21, 1927 in Blanton, Fla., 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 at 3 p.m. Tuesday, (TODAY), 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, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667.
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HOUSE, Patricia Ann, age 55, of Zephyrhills, Florida, passed away on November 17, 2002. Born in Northport, Alabama and moved here in 1989 from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Patricia was a homemaker and of Baptist Faith. She is survived by her husband, Carl; four daughters, Glenda, Janice, Reba Kay and Elaine; two brothers, J.W. Cunningham and Obau; sister, Cynith Hinton; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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JACK, Mary A., 85, of New Port Richey, died November 16, 2002 at Heather Hill Hospice Unit in New Port Richey. Born in Pittsburg, Pa., she moved to the area in 1979 from Pittsburg. She was a Roman Catholic and is survived by her son, James Gavigan of Pittsburg, Pa.; two daughters, Maureen Cavalancia of Holiday and Sandra Macioce of Laughlington, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. North Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey, Florida.
KEMPPAINEN, John Sulo, 79, passed away November 16, 2002 in Zephyrhills. Survived by his wife, Alice of Zephyrhills; a brother, Robert of Michigan; two sisters, Helen of California and Martha of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at Whitfield Funeral Home. Born February 14, 1923 in Watton, Mich., he was a Veteran of the US Marines serving in World War II, a Public School Teacher in Wisconsin and Michigan and a Catholic.
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LASZLO, David Douglas, 50, of Hudson, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Hudson from Spring Hill in 1995. He was a retired electrical engineer from Chrysler Corp., Troy, Mich., and worked as a house painter while in Florida. Survivors include his companion, Dorothy Foti of Hudson; mother, Elizabeth E. Jose, Gould City, Mich.; three brothers, John J. Laszlo of Sarasota, Tom M. Laszlo of White Lake, Mich., and Frank L. Laszlo of Highland, Mich.; and three sisters, Patricia J. Veliquette of Bellaire, Mich.; Marie E. Schram of Spring Hill, and Theresa A. Laszlo of Germfask, Mich. A memorial service will be Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home.
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MANOLOVITS, Gladys F., 78, of New port Richey, passed away, No. 15, 2002, at Hernando-Pasco Care Center, New Port Richey. Born in Decatur, Ga., she came here 28 years ago from Los Angeles, Calif. She was the owner/ operator of Hill House Upholstery Shop. She was a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, Port Richey and the Ladies Aux. N.C.O.A. She is survived by a brother, Thomas Ford, Hampton, Ga.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, Port Richey. Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Gardens, Hudson. Arrangements entrusted to Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richey, Florida.
PETERSON, Billy Max, 61, of Dade City, Fla., passed away Saturday, November 16, 2002 in Dade City. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Peterson of Dade City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Tony Norris and Cindy and Junior Pennington, all of Dade City; five grandchildren, Nicole Norris, T.J. Norris, Sierra Pennington, Tori Norris and Matthew Pennington; his parents, Maxwell and Willie Mae Peterson of Westville, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Joyce Peterson of Jackson Gap, Ala.; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Grimsley Bullard of Rocky Mount, Mo.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Linda Peterson of San Antonio, Fla., Freddie and Kay Peterson of Slidell, La. and Melvin and Gwen Peterson of Westville, Fla.; his aunt, Eula Peterson Davis of Westville, Fla.; his sister-in-law, Mary Roberts of Dade City; his brother-in-law, Eddie Lewis of Dade City; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was born September 6, 1941 in Geneva, Ala. He was a retired mechanic in the phosphate industry, was a Vietnam Army Veteran, and was an avid fisherman. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at the Free Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Memory Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday (today) from 6-8 p.m. at the Hodges Family Funeral Home.
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SCOTT, Reba E., 61, of Spring Hill and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, November 17, 2002 at home in Spring Hill. She was born in Edneyville, North Carolina and moved to Pasco County in 1970 from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include her two sons, Walter C. Scott of Pensacola, Fla. and James M. Scott of St. Petersburg; her daughter, Ella A. Tanner of Spring Hill; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
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SMALL, Harlan R., 79, of Zephyrhills, passed away November 16, in Dade City. He is survived by his wife, Aletha; step-daughter; step-granddaughter; step-grandson; seven step-great grandchildren, two step great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday (TODAY), November 19, at Florida National Cemetery
with Rev. Craig Ford officiating. military Honors will be provided by the Zephyrhills V.F.W. Mr. Small was a member of the V.F.W., attended the First United Methodist Church of Zephyrhills, and was a Veteran of the US Navy. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice 7066 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541.
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AGUIAR, Albert, 78, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on November 15, 2002. Mr. Aguiar is preceded in death by his sister, Carrie Garcia; and his daughter, Brenda McGrew. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Betty) of 30 years; son, Albert Aguiar, Jr.; daughter, Linda Haney; step-daughter, Jackie Lea; uncle, Tom Suri; brothers, Jerry, Joe and Benny Aguiar; sister, Margaret DeLorenzo; brother-in-law, Flash Garcia; his grandchildren, Jimmy and Michael Haney, Rebecca and Hannah McGrew Maria Aguiar; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the HOPE Children's Home, 11415 Hope International Drive, Tampa, FL 33625, in his memory. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Home, Garden of Memories Chapel, 4207 E. Lake Avenue. The interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery
on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.
ALFONSO, Evaldo, 85, of Tampa, died Saturday, November 16, 2002. He was the retired owner of Alfonso Beauty Salon, a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and a member of American Legion. He served as a Staff Sargeant in the US Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Rose C. Alfonso; a daughter, Sonia Alfonso; three step-sons, James E. Trujillo, John V. Trujillo and Jerry Sanchez; sisters, Alice Cacciatore and her husband, Frank, Delores Triana and her husband, Raymond, Esther Diez and her husband, Robert and Carmen Alvarez; two brothers, Arthur Alfonso and Henry and his wife, Blanca Alfonso; brother-in-law, Manuel Calzon, Jr. and his wife, Vilma; six grandchildren, Melanie and Scott Planes, Thomas N. Trujillo, Jr., Lee Ann Trujillo-Wadsworth and her husband, Alan, John V. Trujillo, Jr. and Jayna J. Trujillo; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a his parents, Arturo and Lila Alfonso; a step-son Thomas N. Trujillo; four sisters, Viola Diaz, Lilita Espinosa, Margaret Pedraza, and Aida Murguia; and one brother, Florencio Alfonso. The family will receive friends Tuesday (today) from 6 to 7 p.m. at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 South MacDill Avenue, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.