CRESPO, Mercy Narcisa, 45, of New Port Richey, died Monday, November 18, 2002 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey. She was born in Ecuador and moved to New Port Richey from Long Island, N.Y. in 1997. She was a bookkeeper for a private investigator and a member of Calvary Chapel Worship Center in New Port Richey. Survivors include her son, Ivan R. Crespo of Tarpon Springs; daughter, Mercy Crespo of Bronx, N.Y.; parents, Juan and Carmen Litardo of Port Richey; three brothers, Jimmy Litardo, John Litardo and Jose Litardo, all of Port Richey; and three sisters, Blanca Brown of Holiday, Nora and Grace. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 20, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at Dobies Funeral Home. Burial following at Trinity Memorial Gardens in New Port Richey.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Host, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
DOWNEY, William G., 73, of Zephyrhills, passed away November 17, 2002 in Zephyrhills. Survived by his son, William Downey of Nurnberg, Germany; a daughter, Monica Adams of Hillsdale, Michigan; a granddaughter, Tina Downey of Nurnberg, Germany; a brother, John Downey and a sister, Rosemary, both of Christopher, Illinois; and a companion, Rose Mary Paul of Zephyrhills. He was born August 26, 1929 in Mulkey Town, Illinois. He worked as a Personnel Manager and came to the Zephyrhills area 17 years ago from Illinois.
Whitfield Funeral Home
ERTZBERGER, Thomas A., 95, of New Port Richey, died Thursday, November 14, 2002 at Madison Pointe Rehab & Nursing Center in New Port Richey. He was born in Albany, New York and moved to New Port Richey from Irvington, N.J. in 1980. He was the retired co-owner of Mt. Kimbel Esso Gas Station in Morristown, N.J., a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in New Port Richey and an avid bingo player. Survivors include two sons, Thomas J. Ertzberger of Trenton, N.J. and Michael J. Ertzberger of Maple Shade, Pa.; one grandson; beloved niece, Pauline Rockenstire of New Port Richey; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey
LABADIE, Madelon J., 85, of Holiday, died Sunday, November 17, 2002 at Gulfside Regional Hospice House, New Port Richey. She was born in New York City, N.Y. and moved to Holiday from Detroit, Mich. in 1973. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Holiday, a member of Beacon Square Civic Association in Holiday and a member of L.I.F.T. Survivors include two sons, Walter Hoover of Hernando, Fla. and Randall Labadie of Atlanta, Ga.; brother, Howard Bourdon of Palm Harbor; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 20, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. Burial will follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens in New Port Richey. Memorial donations may be made to Gulfside Regional Hospice.
Thomas B. Dobies FUneral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
LAWLESS, William J., 94, of New Port Richey, passed away November 17, 2002 at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He was born March 3, 1908 in Balbriggan, Ireland and came here 33 years ago from Bronx, N.Y. He was a supervisor for A & P Tea Company in New York He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in New Port Richey, a life member and treasurer of Knight of Columbus #78 69 Father Felix Ullrich Council, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Father Felix Ullrich Assembly #1565 and it's Honor Guard. Survivors include a son, James of Palm Harbor; a daughter, Mary MacLachlan of New Port Richey; a brother, Stephen of Ireland; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be Monday, Nov. 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
NOVAK, John J., 85, of New Port Richey passed away November 17, 2002 at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born November 12, 1917, he came here 28 years ago from his native South Amboy, N.J. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in New Port Richey. He was a retired pipe fitter. Survivors include his wife, Ann; two daughters, Patricia Prybylowski of Sayreville, N.J. and Kathleen Lucovitz of South Amboy; a sister, Anna Zsak of South Amboy; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A mass will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and burial will follow at Grace Memorial Gardens in Hudson, Florida.
Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
PARSLEY, Clarence W. `Bill`, 76, of Hudson, died Monday, November 18, 2002 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. He was born in Williamson, West Virginia and moved to Dunedin from Williamson, W.Va. in 1958, then to St. Petersburg in 1968 and then to Hudson in 1998. Bill was a retired co-owner of China Boy Cleaners of Largo, a Navy veteran of World War II and a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Parsley; son, Gary R. Parsley of St. Petersburg; daughter, Rena K Abblett of Hudson; step-sons, Michael Caporossi of St. Petersburg and Richard Caporossi of Hickory, N.C.; step-daughter, Diane Sample of Thomasville, Ga.; sisters, Emma Lawrence of Madison, Ala., Evelyn Benton of Hot Springs, Ark. and Hettie Bostic of Pikeville, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at Dobies Funeral Home with a graveside service at Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell at 12:30 p.m.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
WATSON, Helen C., 87, of Hudson, passed away November 17, 2002 at Orchard Ridge Rehab and Nursing Center in New Port Richey. Born July 11, 1915, she came here 27 years ago from her native Chicago, Ill. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, the Ladies Auxiliary and the Rosary Altar Society. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Arthur Jr.; a daughter, Lucille H. Zajac, both of Hudson; three sisters, Clara Prokop, Alvina Dvhowski and Florence Zozak, all of Chicago; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be held in Calumet City, Illinois.
Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
WELLBORN, David C. , 82, of New Port Richey, died Monday, November 19, 2002 at home in New Port Richey. He was born in Craigford, Alabama and moved to New Port Richey from Fayettsville, Ga. in 1980. He was a lineman for Georgia Power Company for 32 years. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and was a member of First Baptist Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include wife, Bernice Wellborn of New Port Richey; two sons, James H. Wellborn of Houston, Texas and Curtis P. Wellborn of New Port Richey; daughter, Linda Soroko of Spring Hill; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 20 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Thursday, November 21, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church of New Port Richey. Burial will follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey, Florida
WRIGHT, William `Pap`, 63, of Dade City, died Saturday, November 16, 2002. He was born November 10, 1939 in Graceville, Fla. and moved to Dade City in 1966 from Bartow. He is survived by two brothers, Leo Wright of Bartow and Lamb Wright of Titusville, Fla.; six sisters, Commandene Brigham of Chipley, Fla., Savada Mitchell of Mims, Fla., Emma Russell of Dade City, Annie L. Munson of Chipley, Fla., Magaline Garvin of Bartow and Bertha Wright of Mims, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Dade City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
AULT, Jeffrey L., 50, of Virginia Beach, Va., and formerly of Tampa, died Nov. 22, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Sheri; son, Derek; his parents; one brother and a twin sister.
Copher Fesler May Funeral Home
BUCKNER, Julie Nicole, age 18, of Lutz, Fla., transferred her membership from earth to heaven, Saturday, November 23, 2002. A recent homeschool graduate, Julie loved life, her family, her friends, her youth group and Elmo. A life long Tampa resident, she will be deeply missed by her surviving relatives; her parents, Robert and Beverly Buckner; sisters, Jennifer Mallan, Crystal Buckner and Tabetha Buckner; brother, Adam Buckner; great-grandmother, Carmen Palmerino; grandmothers, Anita Buckner and Dora Gray; aunts, Sandy Spencer and Karen Buckner; uncles, Rick and Mark Buckner; cousins, Naomi and Rebecca Buckner, Rufus Buckner and Drey and Blake Spencer; niece, LLuvia Blanco; nephews, Dewayne and Alvin Singleton, Clayton and Thomas McClain, Zachary, Josiah and Jonathan Mallan and Logan Buckner. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Without Walls International Church, 2511 N. Grady Avenue. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 from 7-9 p.m. at Gonzalez Funeral Home. Please join the family in prayer support and in their campaign against the public health problem of underage drinking and driving. Contributions may be made to the Buckner Family Fund, c/o Without Walls International Church, 2511 N. Grady Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33607.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
CURL, Mattie L., 90, of Brandon, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2002. Mattie moved to Florida 65 years ago from Georgia and was Baptist by faith. She was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School. She is survived by daughters, Joyce and Wyndall Skipper of Brandon, Frances and Charles Murphy of Mims, Fla., Irma and Winston Higgs of Locust Grove, Ga. and Marcia Curl of Seffner; sister, Maybelle Williamson of Lyons, Ga.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 12:00 p.m. at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. that same day at Greenwood Cemetery, Weirsdale, Fla.
SERENITY MEADOWS MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME
DIXON, Charlotte, 84, of Apollo Beach, died November 23, 2002. She is survived by daughters, Cheri Jackson and Sara Bertran. There will be no services. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc.
Lewers Funeral Home
DYKES, Dolores Penia, 98, of Tampa, passed away November 23, 2002. She was born in Havana Cuba and moved to Tampa from Cuba in 1915. She left behind a loving family, son, Henry L. Penia; eleven grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Mark III Funeral Home, 3328 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. on Friday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service.
Mark III Funeral Home
HARRELL, Glenna H., 81, passed away Monday, November 25, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of Tampa before moving to Bonita Springs, Fla., in 2000 to be near her family. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon K. Jenkins of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Lynda P. Harrell-Hyps and her husband Bob Hyps of Madeira Beach, Fla.; granddaughter, Sherri Scott and her husband Richie Scott of Bonita Springs, Fla.; great-granddaughters, Shelbi and Rilie Scott of Bonita Springs, Fla.; and sister, Verna Meares of Tampa, Fla. Memorial services will begin at 12 p.m. noon for viewing and 1 p.m. for the funeral at Mark III Funeral Home 3328 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa. Glenna will be buried next to her husband, Jack, in Oaklawn Cemetery
in Plant City, Fla.
MARK III South Tampa Chapel
HAWKINS, J. G., age 81, passed away at home under the loving care of his wife and daughters on November 24, 2002. Mr. Hawkins was a lifelong Florida resident, employed 31 years with Borden Chemicals and attended New Hope Worship Center in Plant City. He is preceded in death by his sister, Lorene Roof; one son, Harold Gene; his granddaughter, Jamie Sue Slaten and one great-granddaughter, Taylor Rae Hawkins. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Elizabeth; two sons, Wayne and Donald; six daughters, Minnie Underwood, Katie Gillum, Cathy Hawkins, Sherry Boyt, Cindy Colkmire and Diane Moore; two brothers, Melvin Hawkins, and V.L. (Bud) Hawkins; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. and services will be on Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel, with Reverend Jim Creel officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please send donations to LifePath Hospice of Tampa.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home
JAYNES, Patricia Ann (`Patty` Denham), 38, of Tampa, died Nov. 22, 2002. She is survived by husband, Jerry; son, Jessy; daughter, Angela; her parents; a sister; two brothers.
Pinecrest Funeral Chapels
JOHNSON, JoAnn, 64, of Palm Harbor, died Nov. 23, 2002. Survived by children, Josephine Solak, Jacqueline Brown, Joseph, Roxann and Jessica; four siblings; and four grandchildren.
KOEHL, Franklin, 83, of Ruskin, died Nov. 25, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Norma; one daughter; one son; one step-daughter; two step-sons.
Zipperer's Funeral Home
KOHLER, Mrs. Jean C. Pepall, joined her husband, Daniel O. Kohler, in Heaven on November 23, 2002. Born in Toronto, Canada, on January 27, 1912, her family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1922. She and her husband moved to San Diego and later to Glendale, California. She has lived in Brandon and Seffner since 1998. She was an interviewer for Gallup and Roper Polls. She is survived by her daughters, Vicki Jean Thomae and Joyce Ann Kohler; granddaughters, Laura Jean Thomae Alzamora, Pamela Joyce Starr and Cristina Joy Kohler; great-grandchildren, Robert Alan Starr, Jr., Jessica Nicole and Sarah Michelle Alzamora; niece, Peggy Floto. Graveside services will be held at noon on Wednesday, November 27 at Limona Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Glendale Calif., where she lived for 61 years and was very active in church and civic activities.
MAREK, Cheryle A., age 50, originally from Canton, Ohio moved to Tampa in 1988, passed away in her home Sunday evening, November 24, 2002. Cheryle was a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital where she worked in the main operating room as the anesthesia charge nurse for 15 years. Beside her daughter, work and friends she was a devoted Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan. Win or lose she loved her team. Cheryle is survived by her daughter, Courtney Marek; parents, Albert and Ellen Pennell of Canton, Ohio; sisters, Deborah Adams, Canton, Ohio and Jodi Miller, Vancouver, Washington; brother, Rick Pennell, Salt Lake City, Utah; and grandfather, John Warehime, Canton, Ohio. Cheryle was preceded in death by her grandmother Elma Warehime; nephew Jason Adams; niece Rachel Erin Adams all of Canton, Ohio. Services will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
McRAE, Jessie Lee (Bunkley), died Nov. 23, 2002. Born Feb. 12, 1921, she was a Florida native and grew up in Belmont Heights. She worked at Hav-a-Tampa Cigar Factory for years, owned Martin's Burger in Seffner and was a School Crossing Guard. She was predeceased by both husbands, R.D. Martin in 1967 and Willard McRae in 1977; son, James D. Martin in 1948; daughter, Billie D. Cook in 2001; and grandson, H.D. `Bubba` Martin Jr. in 1996. She is survived by three sons, H. Doyle Martin and wife, Trudy, Carl H Martin and wife, Patti and Jack K. Martin and wife, Lois; one daughter, Dottie E. Martin; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the East Chelsea Baptist Church. Graveside services will be Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the Garden of Memories. A special thanks to LifePath Hospice Blue Team and in lieu of flowers , donations may be made to LifePath Hospice in her memory. Swilley 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 years. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and on the Endowment Board at Holy Rosary H.S. in Scranton, Pa., his alma mater. He was the founder of Beef 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 of Tampa; two sons and daughters-in-law, James P. Mellody, Jr. and Tracy of Valrico and Sean Brady Mellody and Susan of Tampa; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and J.J. Massaro of Valrico; grandsons, J.J., Joshua Brady and Jacob Massaro; and granddaughter, Gabrielle Mellody. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon. Interment will follow at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park in Riverview. Active Casketbearers will be Dennis Rouse, Dave Haney, Mike Drotos, Ed Phelps, Tom Ward and Pete Marchese. Honorary Casketbearers will be Dennis Lynch, Wayne Vigil and Ken Hall. The family will receive friends this evening (Tuesday) 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.
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MILLENNOR, Duane L., 72, of Safety Harbor, died Nov. 23, 2002. She is survived by three sons; two daughters; two sisters; and 10 grandchildren.
Holloway Funeral Home.