SUDIBYO, Barbara Ann, 49, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2003. She was a Registered Nurse with LifePath Hospice. She is survived by her husband, Bambang; two sons, Justin and Todd Himmelberger; father, Fred Gajewski; brother, Vincent Gajewski; and sister, Anna Boyer. Memorial services will be held Monday, MArch 17, at 7 p.m. at the Glass Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bob Chvatal will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609.
Glass Funeral Home 932-5308
THOMAS, Audrey G. (`Jerry`), 77, of Tampa, passed away on March 12, 2003. Born September 10, 1925 in Beaumont, Texas, Jerry then moved to Tampa with her now deceased husband Gus Thomas. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Jerry has been a lifetime member of her community. She was co-founder of Meals on Wheels, an active supporter of The Children's Home, Inc., a longtime member of Keystone United Methodist Church, and was involved in many other civic organizations. Jerry's most cherished achievements have been her home and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gus Thomas and son, Randy Thomas. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Spicer and son-in-law Jack Spicer; daughter, Cindy Roberts and son-in-law Cliff Roberts; and daughter-in-law, Linda Thomas. Her grandchildren include Tiffany Thomas, Ty Thomas, Kelly Spicer, Brent Spicer, Chad Roberts, and Cameron Roberts. Her great-grandchildren include Ashlin Spicer, Mariah Thomas, Hannah Thomas and Hallie Thomas. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Keystone United Methodist Church, with interment to follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church for visitation for one hour prior to service. Serving as pallbearers will be Jack Spicer, Cliff Roberts, Ty Thomas, Brent Spicer, Chad Roberts and Brad Thomas. Honorary pallbearer will be Cameron Roberts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Keystone United Methodist Church Building Fund, 16301 Race Track Rd., Odessa, FL 33556.
Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery
WASSERMAN, William J. `Willie` A., 89, of Tampa, passed away Mar. 12, 2003. A native of New York and resident of Tampa since 1940, Mr. Wasserman was a World War II Army veteran and was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Wasserman and son, Richard Wasserman. Survivors include his brother, Bernard Wasserman and wife Gertrude; nephews, Ronald Blanco and wife Helen, Daryl Perez and wife Beth, and Lionel Perez and wife Darlene. Graveside services will be held Monday afternoon at 12 Noon at Centro Asturiano Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the chapel of GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
WATKINS, George M., Jr., M.D., 67, died on March 10, 2003, in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Watkins, a retired professor of surgery, devoted his career to academic medicine. He was born in Nashville, Tenn., and was a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt School of Medicine. He completed his internship at UCLA and his surgical residency at Cornell Medical School-New York Hospital and the University of Cincinnati and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Watkins served on the faculties of the departments of surgery at the Universities of Connecticut, South Florida, and Illinois-Peoria. Dr. Watkins was a founding member and past president of the American Trauma Society, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of numerous medical societies, including the American Burn Association and the Southern Surgical Society. In 1994 Dr. Watkins received the Distinguished Service Award of the American Trauma Society for his outstanding leadership. Dr. Watkins was a flight surgeon in the US Navy, based in the Mediterranean. He also served as a volunteer in a medical mission in Pakistan. Survivors include his wife Alison; daughter Laura and Greg Renoff of Waltham, Mass.; daughter Erica of Washington, D.C.; sister, Macalyne Fristoe of Lafayette, Ind.; and 15 nieces and nephews. Services will be held Saturday, March 15 at 4 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 15102 Amberly Drive, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Trauma Society, 8903 Presidential Parkway, Suite 512, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
WATSON, CHARLES C., 82, winter resident of Largo, died Mar. 10, 2003. He is survived by wife, Mildred; son, Charles Quienton Watson; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
WYATT, Richard Lee, 50, of Tampa peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded in comfort and love from his family. Richard was born in Tampa, graduated from Robinson High in 1970, served his country in the Navy and retired from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Dept. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Bell (Jason); parents, Oscar Ray and Lou Ella Wyatt of Tampa; brother, Ray Wyatt, Idaho; sisters, Deborah VerPlanck and Barbara Hartwig (David) of Tampa; granddaughter Celeste Crain; nephews, Grady VerPlanck and Joshua Hartwig;niece Lindsey Wyatt; special caregiver (cousin) Carolyn Avera Folger; cousins, Patricia Glover and Randy Avera. Special thanks to the LifePath Hospice Pink Team. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, March 17, 2003 at the Chapel of First Baptist Church of Tampa, Kennedy Blvd. at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends after the service in the church dining hall. In his memory those who wish may make contributions to the First Baptist Church Mission Fund or LifePath Hospice.
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LARZELERE, Herbert F., 70, of Trinity died March 7, 2003 at home. Born in Lily, Wis., he moved here from Long Valley, N.J. fifteen years ago. He was Vice President of Claims for Eagel Star Insurance Co., N.Y.C. He served in the US Army, Korean conflict where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star. He was Lutheran. Survivors include wife, Monica of Trinity; three sons, Mark, Randy and Larz; two brothers, Harry and George; three sisters, Ruth, Mary, and Donna; five grandchildren, Mary Joyce, Bill, Michael, Tom, and Michelle. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Wisconsin.
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home
McLEOD, Thomas Lawson, 50, of Wesley Chapel, passed away March 12, 2003 in Wesley Chapel. He is survived by his wife, Kathy McLeod of Wesley Chapel; daughter, Kimberly (Jason) Shipley of Zephyrhills; two sons, Tommy (Laura) McLeod Jr. of Plant City and Stephen (Chantil) McLeod of Zephyrhills; and four grandchildren, Laurren, Madison, Aubrey and Melody, all of Zephyrhills; brother, William McLeod Jr. of Dade City; and a sister, Deborah Johnston of Zephyrhills. He was predeceased by a brother, Mark McLeod. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the First Baptist Church of Zephyrhills, with Rev. Randall Belcher and Rev. Steve Odom officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Oakside Cemetery
in Zephyrhills. Born May 27, 1952 in Tampa, to William F. and Carrie (Thomas) McLeod, he came to Wesley Chapel in 1975 from Tampa. He worked as a pipefitter/welder, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Zephyrhills.
WHITFIELD FUNERAL HOME
PARKKONEN, Jr. Otto Eino, 55, of Hudson, Fla., passed away March 13, 2003 at home in the arms of his loving wife, Mary, and while under the care of Gulfside Regional Hospice after a long, courageous battle with cancer, worthy of the warrior he was. Born in Philadelphia on September 9, 1947, he spent most of his life in Hammonton, N.J., graduated from Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing, N.J., and later from Pennsylvania military College. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, being Honorably Discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant. Mr. Parkkonen's career included V.P. of the First National Bank of Hammonton, N.J., V.P. of Marine National Bank of Mays Landing, N.J. and for many years he has been a Business Consultant, most recently a Senior Consultant with The Smith-Lauren Company. Mr. Parkkonen and his wife moved to the area in 1996 coming. from W.Va., and are members of St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include his devoted wife, Mary Parkkonen; daughter, Kimberly Parkkonen of Arizona; mother, Catherine Parkkonen of West Virginia; step-daughter, Cynthia Ashcraft of Virginia; step-son, Kenneth Sly of Texas; four grandchildren, Emily, Reeve and M olly of Virginia, and Zachary of Texas; siblings, Maureen Donato of W.Va., David Parkkonen and Mimi Capelli of New Jersey, and Cathi Franks of California; brother and sister in love, Dr. Randy and Hazel Smith; numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 3 p.m. at Wellwood Funeral Home. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Gulfside Regional Hospice, Inc. 3539 Universal Plaza, New Port Richey, Fl. 34652 in memory of Mr. Parkkonen. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home & Cemetery
SCHUSTER, Frances, 86, of Hudson, Fla., died March 13, 2003 at Windsor Woods Convalsecent Center, Hudson. Born in Nelsonville, Ohio, she came here 52 years ago from Athens, Ohio. She was a Methodist and had been a supervisor at an aircraft parts agency for the federal government. Arlington Funeral Home
TIMMONS, Jane E., age 66, of Spring Hill passed away Wednesday March 12, 2003. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, James E. Timmons, Spring Hill, Florida; mother, Edna Kimble of Grand Rapids, Michigan; sons, Steven Timmons of Alabama, Virgil Timmons of North Carolina; daughter, Cindy Werner of Tampa; brothers, Kenneth Kimble of Sparta, Michigan, Jerry Kimble of Mansfield, Ohio; sister, Dolores Dick of Wyoming, Michigan; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
TOTTEN, Angela, 30, passed away on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2003, at Gulfside Regional Hospice House in New Port Richey, Fla. She resided in Holiday, Fla., with her future mother-in-law, Suzanne Ludington and her fiance, Ryan Flouton. She leaves behind her parents, Joan and Dominic Cuozzo of Lakewood, New Jersey; two daughters, Nicole (10) and Amanda (5); and brother, Dominic Cuozzo Jr. of Connecticut. She will be deeply missed by all and loved always. Services took place in Brooklyn, New York.
VINCENT, Roland L. `Vince`, 66, of Zephyrhills died Tuesday, March 11, 2003. at his residence. Born in Holt, Michigan he moved to this area 18 1/2 years ago from Lansing, Michigan. Mr. Vincent was a retired Truck Driver and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was of the Adventist faith. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four sons, Richard and Darrell Vincent of Zephyrhills, David Vincent of Laingsburg, Michigan and Timothy Vincent of Lansing, Michigan; one daughter, Deanna Vincent of Zephyrhills; two sisters, Luella Cogswell of Holt, Michigan and Roberta Bunker of Lansing, Michigan; 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Oakley Funeral Home
WARING, Barbara A., 64, of Port Richey passed away at her home on March 13, 2003. She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 11, 1938 and came here 14 years ago from Long Island, New York. She was Catholic. She was a secretary with the New York Teamsters Union. Survivors include two stepsons, Steven Waring and David Waring of New York;two daughters, Deborah Springer of New York and Noreen Dolen-Bogenrief of New Port Richey; five grandchildren, and three step grandchildren.
Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
BARCENA, Rodolfo `Stitch`, age 47, of Tampa, passed away March 12, 2003. A native of Matauzas, Cuba and resident of Tampa for 25 years, coming from New York, Mr. Barcena is survived by his mother, Daisy Perez; brothers, Rey and Jose Perez; daughters, Monique Barcenas Carvajal and Daisy Barcenas; sons, Rodolfo `Jay` Martinez Barcenas, Jr. and William Morales, Jr.; loving companion, Lisa Slauth and granddaughters, Brianna and Caley Morales and Lisa Marie. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the chapel of GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
BEEBE, Marion E., 79, of Sun City Center died on Thursday, March 13, 2003, at South Bay Hospital. She is survived by three children Jim, Carol and Kay Beebe; four grandchildren, Leslie and Michelle Beebe and Chris and Mike Farrel; and two great grandchildren, Addison and Michael Farrel; as well as siblings Joe and Glenda Stevenson, all of Michigan. The family would like to invite her friends to join them an a celebration of Marion's life at 11 a.m. Monday, March 17 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center followed by luncheon fellowship at her home. No flowers please. Donations may be made in her name to the Hartland High School Science Fund, c/o Michelle Beebe, 1070 Hillcrest, Brighton, MI 48116.
BLALOCK, Jason `Porkchop`, 23 of Tampa passed away March 12, 2003. He is survived by his parents, Janet and Terry Blalock; girlfriend, Melissa Miller; brother, Terry Jr.; maternal grandparents, Herman and Beckie Benison; paternal grandmother, Betty Blalock; two aunts, Tammy Leach and Cindy Allen; one uncle, Jimmy Blalock. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, March 16, 2003, 2 p.m. at Florida Mortuary Chapel.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services
BRADLEY, L.A. `Red`, age 78, Lakeland, died March 11, 2003. Survived by his wife, Margie N. Bradley, two sons, and two grandsons.
Heath Funeral Chapel.
BURK, Donald Allen, 56, of Groveland, Fla., died Thursday, March 13, 2003 in Beaufort, S.C. Born in Richmond, W.Va., he moved to Groveland from Hollywood, Fla., in 1966. He was a Baptist and worked as a Superintendent of Contruction. He is survived by mother, Glenna Burk of Okahumpka, Fla.; son, Richard Allen Burk II and wife, Rhonda M. of Brandon, Fla.; daughters, Barbara Alyn Burk of Brandon, Fla., Brittany Alyn Burk of Lady Lake, Fla.; granddaughter, Emily Shianne Burk of Brandon, Fla. Funeral Services for Mr. Burk will be held Monday, March 17, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Tuscanooga Baptist Church with Revs. James Madison and Marvin Strickland officiating. Burial is to follow in the Tuscanooga Cemetery. Friends may call at the church Monday begining at 1:00 p.m. Kurfiss Funeral Home, Groveland in charge of arrangements.
CRAIG, Martha Florence, 96, of Riverview died March 12, 2003 at Sun Terrace Healthcare Center in Sun City Center. Miss Craig was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and was a retired Director of Christian Education for the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are nephew, Charles Phyfer of Tampa, Fla.; nieces, Martha Long and husband Bill of Tampa, Fran Carrillo and husband Albert of Riverview , Fla., Janie Arnold and husband Steve of Oxford, Ala.; and several great nephews and nieces. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday March 17, 2003 at the New Albany City Cemetery
in New Albany, Mississippi with Pastor William Everett officiating. A memorial service will be held on Sunday March 23, 2003 at 3 p.m. at the Riverview United Methodist Church with Rev. Sharon Austin officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Covenant Discipleship, c/o Associate Reformed Presbyterian Center, One Cleveland St., Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601-3696.
LEWERS FUNERAL HOME
DAVIS, Samantha Lea, infant, passed way March 11, 2003. She is survived by her loving family. Graveside services, Monday March 17, 2003 at 11 a.m. from Hopewell Memorial Gardens.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
GONZALO, Amador Joseph `Ming`, 69, native of Tampa, residing in Land O' Lakes for the past twenty years, passed away March 13, 2003. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; his sons, Ronald and his wife Jean Marie, and Stephen and his wife Rebecca; his grandchildren, Ryan, Jenna and Stephaniel his mother-in-law, Oneida Alvarez; his sisters, Lucie Lizarzaburu, and Lydia Ficcarotta and her husband Joe; his brother-in-law, Ron Alvarez and his wife Marjorie; and several nieces and nephews. A Fire Department funeral will be held Monday, March 17, 2003 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Marsicano Funeral Home, 4040 Henderson Blvd., under the direction of the Honors Teams of the Tampa Fire Department and the Pasco County Fire Department. Casketbearers are Oscar Alvarez Jr., Ron Alvarez, Albert Diez, Bill Lynn, Tony LoPinto, Bill Mexico, Tony Salario and Alex Taylor. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Chief Gonzalo graduated from Jesuit High School in 1951, he retired from the Tampa Fire Department as a District Chief in 1980 after 26 years of service. He then served as Emergency Services Dire ctor of Pasco County for 13 years, retiring in 1995. The fire department training center in Pasco County was named the Amador S. Gonzalo Training Center in his honor. He also retired from service with the Florida National Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Hernando/Pasco Hospice.
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LLANO, Benjamin, `Ben`, 83, of Redington Shores died March 13, 2003. Memorial services will be Sunday, 2 p.m., at National Cremation Society Chapel, 4945 East Bay Dr., Clearwater. He was a World War II veteran.
MCROBERTS, Linda B., 60, of Ruskin, FL., died March 8, 2003. Survived by her son, William; and loving family. Arrangements Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL (813) 634-9900
MORROW, Gaynell Patterson, 89, of Tampa passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at her son's residence. Born in Clymer, Pa., Gaynell was a Registered Nurse and worked many years as Head Clerk for the Mineral Ridge Post Office in Ohio before retiring. She was a volunteer for the Town and Country Hospital. Gaynell is survived by a son, Robert E. (Linda) Patterson, Tampa; a brother, Everett Minto of Youngstown, Ohio; and sisters, Marjorie Evans, McKeesport, Pa., Bernice Williams, Tampa, and Barbara Thomas, McDonald, Ohio; two grandsons, Christopher J. and Scott J. Patterson, both of Tampa and a great grandson, Martin A. Patterson. Memorial contributions may be made, if you prefer, to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609.
NIGRO, John R., 86, of Palm Harbor, passed away March 13, 2003 at Mease Countryside Hospital. He was born in Arlington, Mass. and is Catholic by faith. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Anna Guidi Nigro; son, John Richard Nigro, II and his wife Betsy; daughter, Glorianne Lowe and her husband Bob and several grandchildren. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, March 17, at the Mark III Funeral Home, 7701 W. Hillsborough Ave. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Mark III Funeral Home