KLEIN, Patrick Charles, 55, of Port Richey, Florida died Friday November 22, 2002 at home in Port Richey. He was born in Detroit and moved to Port Richey from Mr. Clemens, Mich. He retired on Sept. 14, 2002 as Sergeant First Class in the US Army after 20 years of active duty. Survivors; wife of 36 years, Maureen; sons, Brian and Matthew; brother, James and Kerry; sister, Kelly; two grandchildren, Alexis and Adrienne. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 10 a.m. until service time at 3 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
ROSE, Ellis Laverne, 81, of New Port Richey passed away on Friday, November 22, 2002 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She was born in Dorsey, Miss. She came here 24 years ago from Logansport, Indiana, where she was a bookkeeper for J.C. Penney Company. She was a Christian and a member of the Ladies Aux. Eagles Aerie of Logansport. She is survived by a son, James Rose of New Port Richey; two brothers, Denton Murphy of Pensacola, Fla., Charles Murphy of Mantqchie, Miss.; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, 2002 at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p.m., Tuesday. Entombment will follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests that memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes. Research Foundation, 5959 Central Avenue #202, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
SEDITA, Judith Adaline, 59, of Zephyrhills, passed away November 22, 2002. Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday November 26. Calling hours will be from 1 p.m. at the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the America Porphyria Foundation, PO Box 22712 Houston, TX 77227
Whitfield Funeral Home
THERGERSEN, Margaret E., 100, of New Port Richey died Friday, November 22, 2002 at Community Hospital. She was born in Seawaren, N.J., and moved here from Woodbridge,NJ in 1964. She was a member of the Community Congregational Church in New Port Richey. She is survived by her nephew and caretaker, Albert Thergersen.
Arrangements by North Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey (727) 849-9281
ZUK, Sandy A., 60, of Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away November 23, 2002 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House in Dade City. She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and came to Zephyrhills 13 years ago from Pennsylvania. She is a retired legal secretary and Protestant by faith. She is survived by one son, William of Bethelhem, Pa.; one brother, Jospeh Huya, II, of Tampa; sister, Irene Diaz of Cleveland, Ohio; one granddaughter, Carissa Marie Zuk; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 7 p.m., Monday evening (tonight) with a Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. Inurnment will take place at a later date in her hometown.
Oakley Funeral Homes
BAYNARD, Alice H. `A. J.`, 71, of St. Petersburg died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002 at Bayfront Medical Center as the result of injuries suffered from an accidental fall. She was a native of St Petersburg. She graduated from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church where she sang in the choir. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels, All Children's Hospital, Florida International Museum, and Friendship Force. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Lester B. Baynard; four children, Caroline B. Wilson of Sarasota, David L. Baynard of Sacramento, Calif., Michael K. Baynard of Dallas, and Linda B. Ochse of Odessa, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Chris and Melissa Wilson, both of Sarasota, and Brady and Harrison Ochse, both of Odessa. Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 1p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1200 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, family prefers donations to S.P.C.A of Pinellas, 9099-130th Ave. N., Largo, FL 33773.
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
BOGAN, DOROThY L., age, 84, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away in her sleep Saturday, November 23, 2002. Born in Sciotoville, Ohio, Dorothy was a resident of Florida since 1977, since retiring form the Ohio Public School System. She is the widow of the James M. Bogan, who passed away in 1990. She enjoyed life and people. Survivors include two sons, Jim and John, their wives, Susan and Shirley; a sister, June Dalton, her husband, Sam; grandsons, Robert, John, and Gary; granddaughters, Debby and Emily; and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice House, 908 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573.
Arrangements Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Florida (813) 634-9900.
CHAO, Lola `Lolita`, age 86, native of Tampa passed away Friday, November 22, 2002. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic Faith. Lolita is survived by her cousin, Gloria Barbas; and a host of family and friends. Funeral Services will be held at a later date.
DAVIS, Zora L., 72, of Tampa, died Nov. 22, 2002. Survivors; daughter, Maria; sons, Eddie and David; six siblings, 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.
Abbey Affordable, Largo
HAYGOOD, Jean K.,73, of Tampa passed away November 24, 2002 under the care of LifePath Hospice. She was born in Vidalia, Ga., and was a member of St. Johns Greek Orthodox Church. She is survived by her two sisters, Christine Scourtes, Estelle Kavakos; beloved friend, Barbara Kerwin; niece, Mary Denise Greacen; nephew, Jimmy Reader; one grandniece; two grandnephews. Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26th at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Humane Society of Tampa Bay or LifePath Hospice.
Mark III Funeral Home South Tampa Chapel
JOHNSON, Doris Jean, 58, of Lakeland passed away November 23, 2002. She is survived by her mother, Geneva Scruggs; one son, Tony Donald Johnson; two daughters, Donna Patterson, and Kathy Johnson; six grandchildren, Nicky and Kayla Gambrell, Natalie and Eric Patterson, and Jake and Tiffany Johnson; two brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2002, 10 a.m. at the Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Red Cross.
Hopewell Funeral Home and Cemetery
JOHNSON, Willie B., 65, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002. Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Virginia Johnson, Valrico, Fla.; two sons, Bill Johnson, Brandon, Fla., Fabian Johnson, Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Cheryl Johnson, Valrico, Fla.; one brother, Norris Johnson, Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Johnson was a resident of Valrico since 1978 after arriving from active duty in Japan. He graduated from St. Leo College Magna Cum Lada. He was also a Past Master of the Hillsborough Lodge No. 242 F.A.& M., and an investigator for the Internal Revenue Service. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant and also from the Dept. of Labor as an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Investigator. Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, 7 p.m., at Stowers Brandon Chapel. with the Reverend, Doctor John L. Giles officiating. Family will receive friends Tuesday, 6-7 p.m.
LACASSE, Thomas Henry, 77, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002. Survivors include his companion of 20 years, Lorraine Bigelow; one stepdaughter, Jane McDonald; one brother, Robert LaCasse; two sisters, Elizabeth Loren, and Mary Ann Unz; four grandchildren, Tammy Johnson, Jennifer Klein, Jodi Warren, and Aimee Ford; seven great-grandchildren. Mr. LaCasse was a resident of Riverview for 12 years coming from Mexico originally from New York. He was Catholic, a member of the American Legion #5, the Moose Lodge, both of Riverview, and a member of I.B.E.W. Funeral services will be held Monday, (today) Nov. 25, 2002, 3 p.m. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Flowers will be accepted and those who wish may contribute to the Veterans Hospice Care in Thomas's memory.
LITTLETON, Charlotte S., 75, of Tampa passed away Thursday, November 21, 2002. She died peacefully at her son's home in Lutz with family at her side. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James G. `Babe` Littleton, retired police chief of Tampa. She is survived by her son, Gary Littleton; daughter, Cynthia Clark; grandson, James Dunlap, III; sister-in-law, Alice Littleton; three great-grandchildren; nephew, Thomas Littleton; and several other nieces and nephews; and not to forget her little dog, Tina. She was born in Tampa, to the late Marion and William Sharpe. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and will be dearly missed by her family and those who knew her. She never lost the warm, loving, youthful attitude that made her such fun to be around and everyone that knew her loved her. She was a second mom to many, and special mention to those who were there for her most; including `son`, Anthony Henderson, Alice Littleton and Ruth Neece. She had lifelong friends that she spoke with almost everyday, some for 60 years. Evelyn, Claire, Miriam, and many others that she loved so deeply. Her wishes were to be cremated and buried next to her husband at Florida National Cemetery. A short memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. at Adams & Jennings Funeral Home. The family will receive friends an hour before service time to visit and share memories.
Adams & Jennings Funeral Home
MELLODY, James, 63, of Tampa passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2002. A native of Scranton, Pa. he had resided here for 31 yrs. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Ch., and on the Endowment Board at Holy Rosary H.S., Scranton, Pa., his alma mater. He was the founder of Beff O'Brady's and his corporate office sponsored many tournaments and projects for contributions to the Shriner's Clubs, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and many others. Through the years he supported many high school sports teams and had a continuing interest in supporting the high school and youth athletics. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, Tampa; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James P. Mellody, Jr. and Tracy, Valrico and Sean Brady Mellody and Susan, Tampa; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and J.J. Massaro, Valrico; grandsons, J.J., Joshua Brady and Jacob Massaro and granddaughter, Gabrielle Mellody. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon. Interment will follow at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, Riverview. Active casketbearers will be Dennis Rouse, Da ve Haney, Mike Drotos, Ed Phelps, Tom Ward and Pete Marchese. Honorary casketebearers will be Dennis Lynch, Wayne Vigil and Ken Hall. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Rd. The family requests that those who wish, please make donations to the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, N.Y. 10038-4810.
SERENITY MEADOWS MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME
RICHARDS, Sally Marsh, of Ft. Myers died November 21, 2002. Survived by her children. Service;at Oak Hill cemetery, Lakeland, Fla., on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens
ROBARE, Trudy, 78, of Clearwater died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002. Survived by children, Mari Green, Carl, and Sherry; three sisters, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
RODRIGHEZ, Hilda N., 78, native of Havana, Cuba and resident of Tampa since 1961, passed away Sunday November 24, 2002. Survivors include her sister; Olga R. Companioni; her nephew; Dr. George Companioni and his wife, Patricia, her great-nieces, Lisa and Lauren Companioni, all of Tampa. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Marsicano Funeral Home, 4040 Henderson Blvd. Casketbearers are; Dr. George Companioni, Manny Garcia, Manny John Garcia Paquito Ferrer, Manny Cueto, Nestor Manuel Cueto, Raulito Isern and Pedro Isern, Jr. Honorary Casketbearers are; Micheal Buell, Richard Alvarez and Tom Alchediak. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MARSICANO-B. MARION REED STOWERS
SHERER, Joan, 90, of Riverview passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2002. Joan moved to Florida 27 years ago from New York and was Jewish by faith. She is survived by daughter, Carol L. Roberts of Riverview; brother, Alex Lazar of Indianapolis, Indiana; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 25, 2002 at 2p.m. at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, 6919 Providence Rd., Riverview.
SERENITY MEADOWS MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME
STICKLE, Eugene, 81, of Ruskin passed away November 23, 2002at Palm Garden of Sun City Center. Survived by his niece, Betty Maravella; and loving family.
Zipperer's Agape Funeral Home.
STRICKLAND, Louie Guy, 91, died November 23, 2002. He was born in Lawtey, Fla. and later served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by son, William Strickland, Tampa; two sisters, Laverne and Marguerite; two grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Guy Class, Bethel Temple Assembly of God Church, officiating. Visitation will be from 7 - 8 p.m., Monday, November 25, at Swilley Funeral Home, 1602 W. Waters Avenue.
THOMAS, Louise I., 77, of Riverview passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2002. Louise moved to the area 77 years ago from Zephyrhills and was a member of First United Methodist Church. She is survived by son, Bryan Thomas of Riverview; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Louise Douglas. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 25, 2002 from 6-8 p.m. at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview.
SERENITY MEADOWS MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME
TROCHE, Rafael J. `Papi` 51, passed away on November 21, 2002. His loving family survives him; his mother and father, three sons, three brothers, three sisters, one grandchild, and his ex-wife. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. on November 26, 2002 at Florida Nation Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.
VETERANS CREMATION AND BURIAL SOCIETY-CLEARWATER, FLA. 727-467-0922
WILLIAMS, Lesley `Heck`, 74, of Riverview passed away Saturday, November 23, 2002. He was a member of DeSoto Masonic Lodge #105 F & AM, International Chemical Workers Union, retired from Cargill Gardinier after 39 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Gibsonton. He was one of the pioneer families of Riverview (Peru). He is survived by three sons, Rick, Dan, and Hank; his daughter, Karen Tidwell; brother, Dan H.; sisters, Lorraine Walls, Polly Hall, Bessie Miller, and Mariene Mathias; and five grandchildren. Graveside service will be held Monday, November 25, 2002 at 2 p.m. in Hackney Cemetery
with Rev. Malcolm Clements, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton, PO Box 65, Gibsonton, FL 33534, or to the DeSoto Masonic Lodge #105 F & AM, PO Box 216, Riverview, FL 33568-0216, or to the local LifePath Hospice.
Hamilton Funeral Home