NATHAN, Major Donald W., 71, of New Port Richey died March 16, 2003 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey. He was born in East Orange, NJ and came here 11 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a Major in the Salvation Army and served as chaplain of the House of Representatives in Harrisburg, Pa.; was a member of the Salvation Army for 43 years and the former director of development for the Salvation Army, serving in Western Pa., Central Illinois, Eastern Iowa, Western NY, Southwest Ohio, NE Kentucky division and state of NJ. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Eva M.; three daughters, Donna Kirby; son-in-law, Jerry Kirby, of Ill., Margaret Nathan, Lansing, Mich., Cathy Nathan, Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Emmett Nathan, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; and one grandson, J. T. Kirby. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 - 3:30 p.m. at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, where at service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Major Kenneth Much will conduct the chapel service and also the graveside service on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery
in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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PURCELL, Sandra Lee, 58, of Zephyrhills, passed away March 16, 2003 in Zephyrhills. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Purcell of Zephyrhills; a son, Sam Staffan of Fallon, Nevada; a daughter, Deborah Staffan of Zephyrhills; seven grandchildren, Tonya, Sammy, Peter, Brian, Derrek, Ryan and Nicholas; her mother, May Cadwell of Carp Lake, Michigan; a brother, Sam Cadwell of Carp Lake, Michigan; a sister, Marjorie Gillett of Lecanto, Florida. She was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Staffan. Born May 20, 1944 in Emmitt county, Michigan to Lee and May (Vance) Cadwell, she came to this area ten years ago from Michigan. Mrs. Purcell was a waitress and a Methodist.
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REYNOLDS, Elaine D., 71, of New Port Richey passed away at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. She was born in Chelsea, Mass., on December 6, 1931. She came here seventeen years ago from Saugus, Mass. She was Baptist; assistant administrator with Salem Plating in Salem, Mass.; member of National Honor Society; VFW Post #7987, Chester McKay Ladies Auxiliary in New Port Richey; and the Democratic Town Committee in Saugus. Survivors include her husband, James; three daughters, Christine Reynolds, Deborah Cabral; both of New Port Richey, and Jamie Conerty of Freehold, N.J.; and a brother, Frederick Thompson of North Conway, N.H.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a funeral service Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell, Fla.
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RODAMSKY, Marian, 70, of Dade City, died Monday, March 17, 2003 at University Community Hospital in Tampa. A native of New Boston, Illinois, she moved to this area in August of 2002 from Tampa. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cypress Point Community Church in Tampa, as well as the Home Extensions Organization in Joy, Illinois. Survivors include two daughters, Jeana Aaron of Dade City and Joanna Runge of Orion, Illinois; three sons, Tom Feik of New Windsor, Illinois, Mike Feik of Joy, Illinois and Jim Feik of Letts, Iowa; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (Today) at the funeral home with Pastor Dean Reule officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Boston, Illinois.
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SHAPIRO, Joseph, 82, of Port Richey died March 15, 2003 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He was born in New York City, NY and came here 23 years ago from Rockaway Beach, NY. He was a jewelry sales representative fro Pesselnik & Cohen. Joseph was a US Army World War II veteran and a member of the West Pasco Jewish Community Center in Port Richey. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; a son, Robert `Bob` Shapiro, Hackensack, NJ; a daughter, Dale Joan Young, Scarsdale, NY; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 21, 2003 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home. The service will be conducted by Rabbi Gabriel Ben-Or.
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STOUT, Arthur W., Jr., 82, of Dade City, died Sunday, March 16, 2003. Born June 19, 1920 in Mobile, Alabama, he attended school in New Orleans, La., and Graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1941. A retired shipbuilding Industry executive, he was the Vice President of New York Shipbuilding Company until 1967. He retired as President of the Todd Shipbuilding Corporation in 1981. He served on the board of directors for the American Bureau of Shipping and the Todd Shipyards Corporation. He was a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and was a Life member of the Navy League. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946 and retired as a commander in tbe U.S. Naval Reserve in 1967. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dade City. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rowena Lee Stout; two sons, Arthur W. Stout, III of New Orleans, La., and John B. Stout of Frederiksted, U.S.V.I.; one daughter, Miriam Knorr of Nevis, West Indies; one brother, Thomas A. Stout of Palm City, FL; one sister, Mary Jane Zwiener of Galveston, Texas; and four grandchildren, Arthur W. Stout, IV and Andrew W. Stout; both of New Orleans, La., Charles Golff of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Lauren Knorr of Nevis, West Indies. In lieu of fLowers, memorial contributions are requested to be made to the Building Fund at the First United Methodist Church or to the Hernando-Pasco Hospice.
WHITEHEAD, Joyce E. 60 of Zephyrhills, passed away March 14, 2003 in Zephyrhills. She is survived by her husband, Russell Whitehead of Zephyrhills; two stepsons, Philip Whitehead of Zephyrhills, and Sean Whitehead of New York, NY; a brother, Charles L. Roberts of Sun City, Arizona. Services will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Zephyrhills, with Rev. Paul Bartnick officiating. Interment was held Monday, March 17 at Florida National Cemetery. Born February 1, 1943 in Rochester, New York to Charles B. and Marquerite (Fletcher) Roberts. She came to the Zephyrhills area 21 years ago from Miami. She worked as a Secretary for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind a nonprofit organization, and was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.
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ARPI, Michael, 64, of Tarpon Springs died Sunday, March 16, 2003. Survived by son, Michael, Jr.; daughters, Lynette Long, Kim McMancken and Lissa Brown.
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BOSSELER, Raymond F., 86 of Brandon, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 16, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia; three sons, Richard, David and Peter Bosseler; three daughters, Susan Charland, Anne Cahill and Mary Jane Devlin; two sisters, Ruth Blossom and Dorothy Maley; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A native of Batavia, N.Y. he lived in Ormond Beach, Fla. for 21 years where he attended Prince of Peace Catholic Church and then moved to Brandon a year ago. Ray was an Organic Chemist for Eastman Kodak for 25 years and was a member of the Holy Ghost Church Mens Club in Rochester, N.Y. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Those who wish may make contributions in Raymond's memory to LifePath Hospice 3010 W. Azeele Street Tampa, Fla. 33609.
COLON, Gregorio Rivera, age 78, of Tampa passed away March 16, 2003. A native of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico and resident of Tampa for the past eight years, Mrs. Colon is survived by her children, Samuel Colon, Margarita Ortiz, Virginia Colon, Maria Celeste Colon, Oscar Colon, Carmen Colon, Wilfredo Colon, Arnaldo Colon and Ivette Colon; sister, Gloria Medina; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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CURRY, Bertha G, 76, of Tampa, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 14, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue. there will be no funeral procession. Those wishing to be at the interment service are requested to meet at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Monday, March 17th at the funeral home. Those who so desire may make memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 N. Pine Dr., Tampa, FL.
DEAN, Wallace, E., Jr., 54, of Gibsonton, passed away March 12, 2003 in Tampa. A native of Chicago, Mr. Wallace had graduated from Roosevelt military Academy, where he had played drums in the school band. He had joined the US Navy and was stationed in San Diego from 1967-1971. He then resided in Los Angeles for the rest of his 15 years in California, where he had worked as a commercial printer. After a short stay with his sister in North Carolina, he moved to this area in 1983 and resumed his printing career. He had a second career in interstate trucking. One of his favorite past-times was riding his Harley. He was preceded in death by his father, Dean E. Wallace, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Beatrice Wallace of Sun City Center; sister, Colette Newman of Winston-Salem, NC; nephew, Jason Newman and his wife, Rani of Louisville, Ky.; great-niece, Rozlyn Newman; great-nephew, Maxamillion Newman; and his beloved companion, Miss Kitty, who now lives with his close friends Denny and Teresa Myers. Friends may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Lewers Funeral Home in Ruskin. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at Lewers Funeral Home. Committal services will be held at Florida National Cemetery
on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
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JOHNSON, Gail Lorraine, age 84, of Tampa, passed away March 13, 2003. She is survived by daughters, Mildred Kathleen Lightfoot, Loretta `Lori` Johnson, Tampa, Marsha Mock, Merritt Island; son, Virgil Johnson, Bay City, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend and an unselfishly giving person. A Memorial service will be held this afternoon, Tuesday at 1p.m. at Gonzalez Chapel. She will be laid to rest at Sunset Memory Gardens with her loving husband Marshall Johnson, `Together forever`.
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KEITH, Mary, 94, died March 15, 2003. She is survived by her two sons Jerry and Ted; brother, Roy Dunn; and sisters, Ruby Jones and Nellie Peake.
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LONG, John Joseph, Jr., 59, of Tampa, passed away Sunday March 16, 2003. His parents, John and Helen Long and his nephew, Bryan O'Connor, all of Overland Park, Kan., preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, John Stephen (Steve) Long, his daughter and son-in-law Michele McKay Long-Craig and Bill Craig, his grandchildren, McKay and Jack Craig of Tampa, Fla. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Linda and John O'Connor, their surviving children, Laura and Michael, all of Overland Park, Kan., a brother and sister-in-law Bob and Ann Long, and their children, Shawn, Joshua, and Sundown of Everett, Wash. Mr. Long was a native of Shawnee Mission, Kan. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1965. After graduation, he moved to Tampa to join the Bentley Gray Company. He was named President of Bentley Gray in 1982. His commercial real estate career began in 1985 when he joined the A. S. Austin Company as Vice President and General Manager. In 1998 he became associated with the Grubb & Ellis Company as Vice President, Office Services Group and remained an active broker with Grubb & Ellis until his health forced him to take medical leave in November of 2001. He was involved in many civic and social activities during his career in Tampa. He was a past board member of the Downtown Rotary Club, past Vice President of the David Falk Foundation and past member of the Merrymakers Club, the University Club, and the Centre Club. He was an active member of both the Krew of Gasparilla and Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, having served on the board of Palma Ceia for two terms. A Funeral Mass will be said at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at Christ the King Catholic Church with private interment to follow at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday March 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 South MacDill Avenue, Tampa.
McCULLARS, Patsy, 57, passed away March 16, 2003. She is survived by two sons, Mark and Scott Swafford and several grandchildren. Contact Mark for details of the service.
MILLER, Carolyn Garrett, 59, of Riverview received into the hands of the Lord on March 16, 2003 after a long illness. Born in Arlington, Va. on May 17, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Virginia Garrett and widow of Vernon Dean Miller of Tampa, Fla., married for 29 years. She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn V. Miller of Riverview and Deanna M. Coile (husband, William R. Coile, Jr.) of Lakeland. She was blessed with three grandsons, Matthew Todd Glenn, Nicholas Dean Coile and Christopher Robert Coile. Mrs. Miller is also survived by sister, Mary Harvey and husband Clint of Amherst, Va.; brother, Harry Garrett and wife Lois of New Market, Va.; sister, Eleanor Harvey of Sumter, S.C.; sister, Linda Odom and husband Marvin of Hartsville, S.C.; brother, Roger Garrett and wife Luann of Zebulon, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Miller, a 1961 graduate of Chamberlain High School was the principal secretary at Tampa Baptist Academy (Spencer Memorial) for ten years. She carried a lifelong love of children into establishing Berry Patch Kids, a children's boutique in Plant City. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18th at Stow ers Funeral Home in Brandon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 19 10 a.m. at the funeral home with burial following at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Research or LifePath Hospice.
MUENZLER, Fred L., 90, formerly of Tampa, passed away on March 12 2003 in Tamarac, Fla. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, he was an avid fisherman, whose love and laughter will be forever missed. He served his country with valor and distinction in World War II with the 83rd Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge, and the liberation of Europe, earning a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rosalyn (Bell); daughter, Carol Smith and grandson George Atohi; his sister Mary Bascome, and nephew Donald Bascome; and many great-nieces and nephews, in-laws and friends. A memorial service will be held in late June at the Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell, Fla.
Cremation by Fred Hunter Funeral Home.
O'HARA, Ferne, (maiden name, Elliott), passed away March 16, 2003 in Tampa. Born October 3, 1914, in Buffalo, N.Y., subsequently grew up in Los Angeles, Calif., eventually moved back to Buffalo and married William G. O'Hara. The two moved to Holiday, Fla., in the 1970's. She is loved by and survived by her family: sons, William and Mitchell; daughter, Carole; grandchildren, Kelly, Wendy, Drew, Dawn, Michael, Shaelyn, Kristyn and Derek; and six great grandchildren. We will miss her everyday. Funeral services will be held this evening, 7 p.m. at the funeral home. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home (813) 988-7371.
PENDERGRASS, Hardin T. `Buddy`, passed away March 16, 2003. Buddy was born twice. He was born first into this world on August 10, 1947 in Chattanooga, Tenn. and re-born into the Kingdom of God and re-dedicated his life to the Lord during the Summer of '98.
Since his early childhood God had blessed Buddy with the gift of music, but he struggled much of his life to serve the Lord with His gifts. Buddy made several efforts in bands like White Witch to make statements about the battle of Good versus Evil, but Buddy found no true success until he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. Since then Buddy has been confessing the name of Jesus before men through his music and engineering the music of others to the Glory of God. For all his life, Buddy had an infectious passion for life, a passion that was vibrantly communicated in the music of the Tropics and still touches the lives of fans throughout the world. In recent days, Buddy's passion had led him to ultimate satisfaction in Jesus in bringing Him glory. This is no more evident than in the lives of his family who have blossomed in the shadow of his spiritual leadership. As his family and friends, we are convinced that Buddy expects his wife, Debbie, his two sons, Clayton and Ted, his mother, Peggy, his father, Hardin, his sisters Vicki and Paula, his myriad of family and friends and fans and colleagues and co-workers will join him in his passion to confess the name of Jesus Christ unt il we all meet again together in Glory. Final arrangements are being made through Anderson McQueen Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Chapel, 9015 US Hwy. 19 N., Pinellas Park, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg Building Fund, 9021 US Hwy 19 N., Pinellas Park, FL 33782.
POST, Irvina G., 95 of Brandon passed away Sunday, March 16, 2003. She is survived by a daughter, Sue Dick of Brandon; two grandchildren, Andrew and Kevin; great granddaughter, Alexandra and granddaughter-in-law, Vanessa. A native of Passaic, N.J. she lived in Ithaca, N.Y. for 40 years and then moved to the Brandon area 17 years ago. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brandon, Brandon Newcomers and a former member of the Eastern Star. Memorial services will be conducted at Stowers Brandon Chapel 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. A service will be held at a later date in Ithaca, N.Y. Those who wish may make contributions in Irvina's memory to E.C.H.O., 507 N. Parsons Avenue, Brandon, Fla. 33510.
PRIESTLEY, Donald Bernard, age 70, of Tampa, passed away at his home on March 15, 2003. He is survived by his two sons, Mark E. and Donald B.; two grandchildren, Cassidy and Connor; and by his loving friends. Viewing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m.
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RAGUSA, Angela, 60, of Tampa passed away Mar. 15, 2003. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., was Catholic by faith and lived in Italy from 1965 to 1976. Angela graduated with honors from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University with a Master's Degree in Comparative Government. She was an Adjunct Professor in the Political Science Dept. at Hillsborough Community College and Florida Metropolitan University. She was a Level 10 Women's Gymnastics Judge and a member of the National Association of Woman's Gymnastics Judges for 15 years. She judged for the USAG, AAU, and YMCA Programs and volunteered her time in many local gyms to support young athletes. She is survived by her beloved husband Riccardo; son, Christian Ragusa; daughter, Stephanie Ragusa; mother, Nina Forestiere; and sister, Connie Forestiere. A Memorial Mass to repose her Soul will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19th at the Incarnation Catholic Church. The family will be receiving friends at the Mark III Funeral Home on Friday, March 28th at 6 p.m. with a Service at 7 p.m. Donations may be made to Autism Association Inc., 1484 52nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 or the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33607.
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SANTIAGO-OTERO, Angel, age 82 of Tampa died Saturday, March 15, 2003. Mr. Santiago- Otero came to Tampa 20 years ago from New York. He was an auto body repairman and a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church. Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, Providencia Santiago, son; Joseph Angel Santiago, daughter; Natividad Negron, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. with a prayer service at Faith Tabernacle Church, 2816 Nebraska Avenue, Tampa. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m. at the church with Pastor Pedro Rios officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice.