GRABOWSKI, Edward , 73, of Holiday, died Thursday, November 21, 2002 at home in Holiday. He was born in Maspeth, New York and moved to Holiday from Lindenhurst, N.Y. in 1989. Mr. Grabowski was a retired truck driver for A.E.I. Trucking Co. at JFK International Airport in New York City, N.Y. with over 23 years of service. He was a Catholic and a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 295, Local #851 in New York City, N.Y. Survivors include wife of 39 years, Maureen Grabowski of Holiday; two daughters, Debra Grabowski of Lindenhurst, N.Y. and Kelly Segovia of Holiday; and granddaughter, Gabriela Segovia of Holiday. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 23 from 2-4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until service time at 7:30 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs
JESTER, Alberta Ethel, 93, of Hudson, Fla., passed away November 20, 2002 at Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point. Born in Freeport, N.Y., she came here 34 years ago. Mrs. Jester was a retired dental assistant, and a member of Grace Bible Church and it's Labor of Love. Survivors include four sons, Jim Jester of West Palm Beach. Fla., Roy Jester of Wantagh, N.Y., Glen Jester of North Bellmore, N.Y. and Gary Jester of Richardson, Texas; a sister, Margaret Ochs of New Jersey; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Bell Funeral Home where services will be Monday November 25, 2002 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Dean Pratt, Grace Bible Church officiating. Interment will be at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey. In lieu of flowers, family request memorial donations to The American Cancer Society.
Bell Funeral Home 7532 State Road 52 Hudson, FL 34667.
PRICE, John William, 91, of Zephyrhills, passed away November 9, 2002 in Dade City. Survived by his wife, Mary Price of Zephyrhills; a son, Wayne Price of Tillamook, Ore.; a daughter, Barbara An Seifert of New Milford, Conn.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Max Eugene Price of Columbus, Ga.; and a sister, Bernice Laws of Lansing, Mich. He is predeceased by his first wife of 60 years, Ethel Price; and a sister, June Ansbach of Jacksonville. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on November 24, 2002 at Bradford United Church of Christ, 7900 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, Fla. Light Refreshments will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Mr. Price was born October 22, 1911 in Hancock County, Ohio and a Protestant.
Whitfield Funeral Home
RYAN, Lillian M., 75, of New Port Richey , died Thursday, November 21, 2002 at her residence. Born in Norwich, N.Y., she moved here from Smyrna, N.Y. in 1972. She was a waitress for the former Golden Nugget Lounge in Holiday. A Methodist, she was a member of VFW Post 10167 in Holiday and the American Legion #52 in Holiday. Survivors include four sons, Michael Hicks of Sherburne, N.Y., Jeffrey Hicks of Holiday, David Hicks of Mooresville, N.C. and Brian Hicks of Smyrna, N.Y.; six daughters, Sandra Reid of Mooresville, N.C., Virginia Thomsen of St. Petersburg, Kathryn Gramstad of Ft. Thomas, Ky., Deborah Reid of Sherbume, N.Y., Brenda Irwin of Smyrna, N.Y. and Laurie Whaley of Holiday; a brother, Paul C. Horton of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; 28 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 24 from 2-4 p.m. with a service immediately following at North Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey, Fla. (727) 849-9281.
SCHAARD, Bernard `Bernie` L., 69, of Holiday, died Thursday, November 21, 2002 at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. He was born in Flint, Michigan and moved to Holiday from Newtown, Pa. in 1995. He was the retired Chief of Security from General Motors Parts Division in Bensalem, Pa. after over 36 years of service. Bernie was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, an associate member of Faith Lutheran Church in New Port Richey and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Yardley, Pa. He was also a member of the Lake Conley Rythmnaires in Holiday and a volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital in Langhorne, Pa. Survivors include his wife, Beverely A. Schaard of Holiday; son, Kenneth L. Schaard and his wife, Andrea of Newtown, Pa; daughter, Diane C. Casey and her husband, Michael of Newtown, Pa.; two sisters, Dorothy Holland of Davison, Mich. and Martha Blight of Burton, Mich.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial will take place in Flint, Mich. Memorial donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, New Port Richey, FL 34652.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
SOIDLA, Alfred, 78, of Hudson, passed away on November 18, 2002 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa. Born in Estonia, he moved to Florida in 1989 from Cedar Grove, N.J. He was a retired electronics assembler for Singer in New Jersey after five years. Mr. Soidla served in the German-American military during World War II. He was Lutheran. He is survived by his daughter, Daisy Rodino of Verona, N.J.; one brother; two sisters; and one grandchild.
National Cremation Society
STANTON, Gerald R., 79, of Port Richey, died Nov. 21, 2002. Born in Cohocton, N.Y., he moved here 14 years avo from Spencer Port, N.Y. He was a delivery person for Gannett Publishing, and a veteran of World War II serving as a Seman in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Stanton was a member of the American Legion in Rochester, N.Y., a Roman Catholic, and assistant manager of Tropic Breeze Mobile Home Park, Port Richey. He is survived by his companion, Jeannene M. Crandall of Port Richey; four sons, Robert Sehm of Ormond Beach, Fla., Michael and Jeffrey Sehm of New Port Richey, and Wesley Sehm of Rochester, N.Y.; two daughters, Susan VanHouter of New Port Richey and Patricia Stanton of Virginia Beach, Va.; three brothers, Richard Stanton of Gates, N.Y., Lynn Stanton of E. Avon, N.Y., and Frank Stanton of Arizona; and seven grandchildren.
Michels & Lundquist New Port Richey (727) 845-1957
TEEPLE, Larry Glenn, 48, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson. He was born in Portland, Indiana and moved to New Port Richey from Mendon, Ohio. He owned Teeple Crane Service, Inc. in New Port Richey for 23 years, a Methodist, and an avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Sue Teeple of New Port Richey; son Justin Teeple of Hudson; granddaughter, Kayla; mother and step-father, Elizabeth and Bennett Schmidt of Mendon, Ohio; three brothers, Steven Teeple of Valparaiso, Ind., Bruce Teeple of Goshen, Ind. and Mark Teeple of Angola, Ind.; two sisters, Diana Fields of Portland, Ind. and Betty Lawrence of Celina, Ohio; several step-brothers and step-sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 23 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey
ACRE, Patricia `Pat` Ann, 47, of Zephyrhills, passed away November 21, 2002 in Dade City. Survived by her husband, Mike Acre; son, Robert Hubbard; and daughter, Ryla Hubbard, all of Zephyrhills; two stepdaughters, Sarah Schuler of Tampa, and Melissa Feek of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three stepsons, Michael and Matthew Acre, both of Marine City, Mich., and Anthony Roberts of Zephyrhills; and three grandchildren, Crystal, Christian, and Christina. Services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Whitfield Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. She was born January 15, 1955 in Rochester, Indiana. She worked as a cashier for a Grocery Store, and came to the Zephyrhills area in 1980 from Monterey, Indiana. Donations may be made to the Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 7056 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
WHITFIELD FUNERAL HOME
BECKWITH, Dean Warren 75 of Dade City, passed away November 21, 2002 in Dade City. Survived by his wife, Viola Beckwith of Dade City; a son, David Beckwith of Clearwater; and a daughter, Janet Lapinskas of Dade City; a grandson, Sean Beckwith of Conneaut, Ohio; and a sister, Doris House of Encinitas, Calif. Services will be held in Ohio. Born February 22, 1927 in Conneaut, Ohio. He was a Veteran of the Navy serving in World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F & AM of Pierpont, Ohio. He served as a Shriner, and he was also a member of the Eastern Star, and a Volunteer at East Pasco Medical Center. He came to the Dade City area seven years ago from Clearwater. He worked in Real Estate Sales, in addition, he was a Protestant.
WHITFIELD FUNERAL HOME
KLIMASZEWSKI, Ruby V., loving wife of 57 years, passed away November 19, 2002 in Dade City. Ruby is survived by her husband, Eugene Klimaszewski; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Ed Hentkowski, all of Zephyrhills; son and daughter-in-law, Les and Bernie Klimaszewski of Alpena, Mich.; sons, Jon Klimaszewski of Posen, Mich., and Tom Klimaszewski of Midland, Mich.; brothers, Marvin and Gordon Markstrom, both of Minnesota; sisters, Lola Wararok of Minnesota, and Bernie Stanton of Washington. She was also a loving `Bousia` to six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A son, Jack Klimaszewski, predeceased her. She enjoyed music, playing cards, and bingo. She enjoyed playing in a band for many years. After retiring, she moved to Florida and stayed active until her death. She will be sadly missed.
WHITFIELD FUNERAL HOME
MITCHELL, Aileen R., 82, of Holiday, Florida, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002. She was born in Cliffside Park, New Jersey and moved to Holiday from Nanuet, NY in 1984. She was the retired owner of the Nanuet Deli, Nanuet, N.Y., and retired as a scientific assistant for Lederle Laboratory, Pearl River, N.Y., giving forty plus years of service. She attended Holiday United Church of Christ; member of Tarpon Springs Women of the Moose Lodge #1429, Holiday. Survivors; daughters, Kathleen Margaret Patterson of Garnerville, N.Y., and Aileen Terry Pashley of Pearl River, N.Y.; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
THOMAS B. DOBIES FUNERAL HOMES, BARTELT ROAD CHAPEL, HOLIDAY.
RINACA, Walter `Coney`, 89, of Dade City, died Thursday November 21, 2002. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He came here in 1968. He worked as a land developer and builder of new homes for many years. He was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Dade City. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Terri of Dade City; a son, Donald Rinaca; daughter, Norma Jean Cook; sister, Marjorie Wagner; and five grandsons, all of Baltimore, Maryland. Fr. Lewis Tanno will officiate the funeral service, 11 a.m., Monday November 25, 2002 at Oakley Funeral Home, Dade City. Visitation will be before the service from 10 to 11 am. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens, Dade City. The family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice.
Oakley Funeral Homes
SEDITA, Judith Adaline, 59, of Zephyrhills, passed away November 22, 2002. Survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Carol Ann Jenkins of Tampa; a daughter, Leanne Jenkins of Manassas, Va.; three grandchildren, Keith, Alfonso and Genny; and a great-grandson, Tyson; her mother, Mabel Dillon of Tampa; a brother and sister-in-law, Ron L. and Patricia Ferrell of Ona, W.Va.; and one uncle, James H. Sites of Portsmouth, Va.; and several nieces, and nephews; and a special friend, Toy. Services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Whitfield Funeral Home Chapel, with Grace Barnes, Ministry Elder of the First Assembly Church of God, officiating. She was born April 26, 1943 in Iaeger, West Virginia, and came to the Zephyrhills area 12 years ago from Destin, Fla. She was of the Baptist faith. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the America Porphyria Foundation, P.O. Box 22712, Houston, TX 77227.
WHITFIELD FUNERAL HOME
SEETOO, Leota Hardman, 89, of Dade City, died Tuesday evening, November 19, 2002. Friends and family are requested to meet at the Florida National Cemetery
where a committal service will be held at 10:30a.m. on Tuesday with Rev. Suede officiating. She was born Feb. 1, 1913 in Spencer, West Virginia. She was a veteran of World War II and was a retired secretary. She is survived by her husband, William Seetoo; one brother, Loren Hardman of Parkersburg, W.Va.; two sisters, Sally Haislip of Columbus, Ohio and Lois Chadwick of Brooksville Florida
WALL, Josephine Mary, 74, of Zephyrhills died Thursday, November 21, 2002 at Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center in Zephyrhills. Born in Buffalo, New York she moved to this area 15 years ago from Buffalo. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church Monday, November 25, 2002 at 2 p.m., with Father George officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 11 - 1 p.m. at Oakley Funeral Home in Dade City, Florida. Mrs. Wall is survived by her husband, David E. Hall; one daughter, Beth Ann and husband, Kevin of Jamison, Pa.; two brothers, Ronald Frock and wife, Peggy of Buffalo, N.Y., and Richard and wife, Cathy of Freyser of Clermont, Fla.; two sisters, June and husband, Henry Dege of Missouri, and Lois Tedesco of Lockport, N.Y.; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
OAKLEY FUNERAL HOME
ALDERMAN, LeRoy E., of Sanford, Florida, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2002. Mr. Alderman was a long time resident of Plant City. He was a World War II Veteran of the Army-Aircorp, a member of the Central Baptist Church of Sanford. Survivors include his wife, Janet; two daughters, Karen Balan of Thornton, Colorado and Kay Boyce of Murphy, North Carolina, brothers, Robert, Donald and Terry Alderman, all of Plant City, Bruce Alderman of Polk City; sisters, Louise Balliet of Dover, Mildred Pierce of Winter Haven, and Elaine Bowen of Lakeland; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, at 1 p.m., service will follow at 2 p.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel with Norman Blanton officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Enon Cemetery.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home
ALLEN, Joyce Ann, 69, of Riverview, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Huston of Riverview; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She has resided in the Tampa area since 1971 coming from Houston, Texas. Joyce retired after over 20 years of service with Kash & Karry Stores. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at the Stowers Brandon Chapel with Reverend Charles Polstra officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
BECK, James `Jim` H., 58, of Brandon, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002 after a short valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Cherie; his children, Jennifer Sims and husband Ronnie of Brandon; Jamie Beck and wife Amy of Sebastian, Brian Beck and wife Stacey of Brandon and Robert Beck of Brandon; and grandchildren, Taylor and Zachary Sims, Kyndal and Ashley Beck. A native of Chicago, Ill., he has resided in the Tampa area for 20 years coming from Buffalo Grove, Ill. Jim was the owner of Heath Fuel Co., a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, a member of Diamond Hill Men's Association and a parishioner of Bloomingdale Oaks Community Church. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 til 8 p.m. at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. A Memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bloomingdale Oaks Community Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in his memory.
BRUCE, H. Eugene `Gene`, 89, of Belleair died Sunday, November 17, 2002 at Integrated Health Services Center in Clearwater. He was born in Saskatoon, Canada, educated at the University of Western Ontario and came to Tampa, Florida in 1934 to pursue a career in the citrus and food business which took him from Tampa to Atlanta, Darien, Conn., and Wellesley, Mass. He returned to Florida in 1978, working in residential real estate until his complete retirement some years later. In Tampa, he was a member of the Gasparilla Krewe in the 1930's, the Merrymakers Club and the Tampa Yacht Club. More recently, he was a member of the Carlouel Yacht Club and Belleview Biltmore Golf Club. He was very active in church throughout his life and was a member of Peace Memorial Presbyterian in Clearwater for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Conchita Cigarran Bruce of Clearwater; two sons Robert and Henry of Wellesley, Mass.; two daughters, Kathryn Grammer of Winter Park, Fla., and Conchita Mayell of Wellesley, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Peace Memorial Presbyterian on Sunday, December 8, 2002 at 2 p.m. All friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations may be made to Peace Memorial Presbyterian in his memory.
COLLEY, Catherine L., 68, of Lithia passed away November 23, 2002. She is survived by her husband, George Colley; four sons, Clyde, George, Jr., Joseph, and Jonathan; one sister, Ruby Hendry; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 1 p.m. from Pelote Cemetery
with Earl Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hospice of Sun City, 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, #104, Sun City, Florida 33573.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
COX, Edith Claire, 77, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002. Services; 2:30 p.m., Sunday Nov. 24 at First Methodist Church, Perry, Fla. Survived by loving family.
Beggs Funeral Home, Perry 850-838-2929
DAVIS, Zora L., 72, of Tampa, died Nov. 21, 2002. Survivors; daughter, Maria; sons, Eddie and David; six siblings, 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.
Abbey Affordable, Largo
DeMICCO, Gloria, 78, of Palm Harbor died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002. Survivors; sons, Fred Kulhawy, Ithaca, N.Y., and Kenneth Kulhawy, Tempe, Ariz.; sister, Gladys Sciacca, Port Richey.