RODRIGUEZ, Luis, 80, of Tampa passed away March 18, 2003. He is preceded in death by his wife Hortensia. He is survived by his loving children, Maria A. Fernandez and Luis Rodriguez; three grandchildren, Lisette Fernandez, Luis Miguel Rodriguez and Adrienne Fernandez. A native of Habana, Cuba he was a member of the Cuban Maristas Alumni Association. Pallbearers include Ken Levy, Jose Gibert, Francisco Lugo, Luis Miguel Rodriguez, Julio Miro and Daniel Crowder. Honorary pallbearers are Dr James W. Covington, Cres Rodriguez M.D., Norman Abbott M.D., Felipe Pacheco J.D., Fernando Perez DVM, and Robert Gutierrez. Funeral services will be held on Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with interment to follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carrollwood Chapel 3207 W. Bearss Avenue where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
SCOTTY, Theodora Grimaldi, 92, of Tampa passed on to be with the Lord March 16, 2003. Teddy was the daughter of a Tampa Pioneer family. She was a graduate of Hillsborough High and then attended Florida State College for Women. She received a BA Degree from the University of Florida and her Masters Degree in education was from Columbia University in New York. She taught at Orange Grove Elementary and DeSoto Park Elementary. She enjoyed teaching in elementary education for over 40 years. Ms Teddy is survived by her nephews, Conrad C. Ferlita, DDS, Anthony Julio and John A (Ray) Grimaldi and niece Stella Grimaldi Lopez of Tampa. Also many great-nephews and great-nieces. Pallbearers will be Christopher Ferlita, Joseph Jr., Alan and Mark Lopez, AJ and Anthony John Grimaldi. Honorary Pallbearers are Edward Schpay, Fred, Robert and Tom Fox. Graveside services will be held at Garden of Memories Cemetery
at 2 p.m. on March 21, 2003. Donation may be made in Ms. Scotty's name to LifePath Hospice at 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609.
SIMPSON, Reed, of Tampa passed away March 12, 2003. Survived by daughter, Debra Paul; and siblings, Wanda, Elnora, Charlotte, Everette and Wilbur.
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STORM, Frederick P., 75, of Sun City Center, Fla., died March 18, 2003. He retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen; devoted sons, Frederick C. and Roger; beloved sister, Ann and two grandchildren. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Boulevard, Sun City Center, Florida. Arrangements Sun City Center Funeral Home (813) 634-9900
ULLRICH, Franz A. `Tony`, Jr., 64, of Wauchula, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at his residence. He was born in Sebring and was a lifelong resident of Wauchula. He was owner and operator of Ullrich's Welding and Machine Shop and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. He was President of the Board of Directors for Peace River Electric Cooperative, past board member of Hardee Parks & Recreation Board, and a founder of Pioneer Park Days. Mr. Ullrich was a US Army veteran, a member of Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club, and a member of BPOE #1700, Wauchula. Survivor are his wife of 41 years, Jenny A. Ullrich; two daughters, Beverly of St. Petersburg, and Ami of Wauchula; his brother, John M. `Jack` Ullrich and his wife Virginia; his sister, Barbara Sutton of Baltimore, Md.; two uncles, Herman J. Rehberg of Wauchula, and Wilhelm Ullrich of Jacksonville; three aunts, Monica Ullrich Oswald of Freidenberg, Pa., Antonia Ullrich Sparkman of Tampa, and Mary Elizabeth Ullrich Lee of Homasassa, Fla.; his brother-in-law, John Repetosky of Lakeland; two sisters-in-law, Mary Downing and Stella Repetosky both of Wauchula. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 22, at 3 p.m. at Saint Michael's Catholic Church with burial in Wauchula Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Chapel of Curry Raley Funeral Home, where a Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hardee Co. Unit, P.O. Box 13600, Tampa, FL 33681-3600, or Good Shepherd Hospice, P.O. Box 1273, Wauchula, FL 33873.
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WALSH, Brady B., went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2003. He is survived by his parents, John and Ouida Walsh; sister, Natalie Bamberry and her husband David; brother, Barry Walsh, Mario Chiavvzzo; maternal grandmother, Exie Wieleba; niece, Brenna and nephews, Trent and Seth; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at Riverhills Church of God. Family will receive friends 1:30-2 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Break Thru Ministries of Tampa Bay, Inc. P O Box 340121, Tampa, FL 33694.
WETHERINGTON, Daryl, 49, of Plant City died March 19, 2003. Survived by loving family. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today in Shiloh Baptist Church.
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ZAMBRANO, Gabriel, passed away at age 74 on March 10, 2003. A memorial service will be held for him on Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick's Chapel, 4522 S. Manhattan Ave. Gabriel is survived by his wife of nine years, Consuelo; seven children, Julio Zambrano, Vivian Sweeney, Aminta Vance, Sandra Kynerd, Gabriel Zambrano, Leonora, and Gabriela, and 13 grandchildren. He will always be in our hearts and prayers forever.
BADGLEY, Sylvia E., 86, of Zephyrhills, passed away March 19, 2003 in Zephyrhills. She is survived by her son, Robert Charles Badgely; two daughters, Patty Stanton and Mary Stanton all of Zephyrhills. Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2003 at Chapel Hill Gardens, with Rev. Gleason Bloyd, officiating. Born December 30, 1916 in Eagle Point, Wisconsin, to Albert and Anna (Lederer) Roth, she came to the Zephyrhills area in 1955 from Wisconsin. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.
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COBB, Vera McMullen, 91, of Dade City, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at Pasco Regional Medical Center. A member of the Pioneer McMullen family, she was born in Pinellas County in 1911 to John and Alice McMullen. She moved to Orlando in 1939 after her marriage to Vance Cobb and moved back to Pinellas County in the early 1970's. In 1980, she moved to Dade City and was active in the Literacy Program and was a volunteer for both the Chamber of Commerce and the Dade City Hospital. She was a member of the Seminole United Methodist Church. Her passions were music and the outdoors and she was an avid piano player and gardener. She obtained her AA degree from St. Petersburg Junior College in 1985 at the age of 74. Survivors include a son, Judge Wayne Cobb of Dade City; a daughter, Jane Gergley of Winter Park, Florida; three brothers, Robert McMullen and Webster McMullen, both of Largo and Carl McMullen of New Port Richey; a sister, Betty Jean Johnson of Largo; six grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Vance Cobb; a son, Gordon Cobb; and a granddaughter, Terri Sue Cobb. Funeral services will be held at Seminole United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 with Pastor John E. Denmark officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2003.
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DAVIS, Ora M., 80, of Holiday, died March 19, 2003 at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Henry County, Ind., he moved to Florida in 1984 from Indiana. He was a retired minister, a member of Indiana Retired Teachers Assoc., and a member of First Christina Church, New Port Richey. He is survived by his wife, Fayetta Davis of Holiday; three sons, Richard and Mark Davis of Indiana, and Randal Storm of Illinois; daughter, Pam Storm of Artis, Mich.; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey
FAIRWEATHER, Ross Rubina, age 90, of San Antonio, Fla., passed away March 19, 2003 in Dade City, Fla. Born in Dundee, Scotland April 22, 1912 she moved to New York in 1963 with her husband John and moved to Florida in 1991. She is survived by her son, Jack Ross (Toni) of San Antonio, Fla., and niece, Doris of Scotland. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2003 at Oakley Funeral Home in Dade City at 12 Noon. The family will receive Friends from 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
in Dade City. The family has requested that donation be made to the Hernando Paso Hospice building fund on Clinton Ave. in Dade City.
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HYLER, Viola M., 103, of Holiday, Fla., died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Baytree Rehab & Nursing Center, Palm Harbor, Fla. She was born in Buffalo, New York and moved here from New Port Richey in 1969 and to New Port Richey from Bradenton, Fla. in 1957. She was a homemaker, of the Methodist Faith, and a member Jasmine Heights Civic Club, New Port Richey. She was the last living child of 15 children in her family. Survivors include her daughter, Geraldine Alesi of Holiday, Fla.; granddaughter, Susan Mary Schotter of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and great-grandson, John Thomas Schotter of Los Angeles, Calif.
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JONES, G.E. Herman, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Rock Hall, Maryland, died on March 19, 2003 at Royal Oaks Hospice Care Center in Dade City, Florida. He was 65. Born in Fairlee, Md. on April 3, 1937, he was the son of the late Herman Jones and Frances Louise Berger Jones of Chestertown, Md. Mr. Jones was a 1955 graduate of Rock Hall High School and in 1957 married Connie Lee Price of Rock Hall. They resided in Rock Hall where Mr. Jones worked with Jacks Service Station as a mechanic until 1979. Mr. Jones also during that period worked with B.W.I. Airport as a Fire Fighter and served in this capacity until 1991 when he retired as Lieutenant. Mr. Jones was a member of Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Department where he served in several offices including as Chief and Board of Directors. He also served as President of the Kent County Fire Chiefs Association and was a member of the Rock Hall United Methodist Church. Following his retirement he and his wife moved to Zephyrhills, Florida where he enjoyed volleyball, cards, dinner theatres, and playing games with family and friends. He was also a sports enthusiast. He was a member of the Southern Charm Church of Zephyrhills, Fla. In add ition to his mother and his wife of 46 years, he is survived by a son, Gary W. Jones of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a daughter, Vicki L. and her husband Samuel Lewis of Chestertown, Md.; three grandchildren: Samuel Lee, Cody, and Tori Lewis; a brother, Barry Wallace Jones of Rock Hall, Md. and his family, a sister Kay Frances Glenn of Havre de Grace and her family, and the family of his sister Dorothy Loui se Carroll who predeceased him in 1994. Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 22, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Rock Hall United Methodist Church in Rock Hall, Md. Interment will be in St. Pauls Cemetery
near Chestertown, Md. Those serving as pallbearers are Bob McGinnis, Frank Legg, Vernon Rodney, Marion Townsend, Joseph Gagalski, and Robert Glenn. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to H ernando Pasco Hospice 12107 Majestic Blvd. Hudson, FL 34667 or H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-9497, or Rock Hall Vol. Fire Department P.O. Box 577 Rock Hall, MD 21661. Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home Chestertown, Md. www.fhnfuneralhome.com
AFLAGWAV KING, John H., 60, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Dade City, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at home after a lengthy illness. He moved to this area in 1949 from his native Ohio. A decorated US Army Veteran of Vietnam, he served with the 2/35th Infantry Division and was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster for Valor. He was a member of the Central Christian Church in St. Petersburg as well as the Red Cross. He was a loving husband and father and will be missed by both family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Catherine; his children, Gloria Hoffman and her husband, Will of St. Petersburg, Johnny King of St. Petersburg, Alicia Nix and her husband, Bobby of Fort Rucker, Alabama, David King and his wife, Melissa of 68th Med., Hawaii, Carol Lynn King of St. Petersburg, and Kimberly King and her husband, Vince of Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; four brothers, David King and his wife, Janet of Dade City, Danny King of Tampa, Bill King of Dade City and Joe King of Zephyrhills; a sister, Margaret Flook and her husband, Herb of Land O' Lakes; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home on Monday, March 24, 2003 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Joe Bedi officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday evening, March 23, 2003 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name should be given to the Hospice chapter of your choice.
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KINSMAN, Patricia, 66, of Zephyrhills, passed away March 20, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Donald C. Kinsman of Zephyrhills; four daughters, Deborah Limoges, Donnell McAdams, Patricia Lawson and Connie Arnold all of Zephyrhills; three sons, Donald Kinsman, Jr., Raleigh Kinsman, and Marco Kinsman all of Zephyrhills; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Ada Hill of Zephyrhills and Mary Stephens of Tampa. Funeral Services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Crossroads Pentecostal Church with Rev. Orville Moyer officiating. Interment will follow at Geiger Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Born September 2, 1936 in Tampa, Florida to Roy Washington and Mahaley (Stanley) Overstreet, she came to Zephyrhills in 1963 from Tampa. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
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SLOCKI, William Sr., 82, of Port Richey, died Thursday, March 20, 2003 at his residence. Born in New York, N.Y., he moved here in 1978 from Rahway, N.J. where he was the owner of Bill's Deli. He attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in New Port Richey, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Penny Ann Suto. He is survived by his companion of thirty years, Helen Williams; son, William Slocki, Jr. of Allentown, Pa.; daughters, Barbara Germeck of Homosassa, Fla. and Marlene Stiso of Colonia, N.J.; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Clark, N.J.
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SMITH, Mary Bessenger Smith, 73, of Dade City, passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 19, 2003. She was born on July 19, 1929, in Floral City. Florida and lived most of her life in Dade City. Mary Reid attended Stetson University and graduated from the Charity Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans. She established the Little School Kindergarten and taught for many years, touching the lives of numerous children and their families. She retired after ten years on the staff of Zephyrhills High School. Mary Reid was an active member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, serving primarily in the Children's Ministry. Mary Reid is survived by her husband, Terry Smith; her mother, Pearl Knight Bessenger; brother, Frank Bessenger (Melinda); daughters, Mary Leslie Olive (Jim) and Harriet Chase (Steve), sons Henry Auvil and Jon Auvil (Leslie); and nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Haley, Carlyn, and William Olive, Julia Knight and Reid Auvil, and Cadis, Sage, and Ivy Chase. A service to celebrate Mary Reid's life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday (today) at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Dade City. Donations in Mary Reid's memory may be made to the Children's Christian Education Fund at St. Mary's Church.
BRYAN, Norma, 59 of Tampa, Fla. passed away Friday, March 21, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Bryan, Sr.; a son, Dennis Ray Bryan of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Rebecca Lynn Bryan and Susan Michele Flores both of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Dale Perry of Tampa, Fla. and Deryl Perry of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Pearl Childers of Valrico, Fla., Audrey Tollens of Zephyrhills, Fla and Wyona Rodgers of Tampa, Fla; two grandchildren, Matthew Jacob Flores and Andrew. A Native of Tampa, Fla. she was an American Cherokee Indian and an operator with General Telephone Company for 18 1/2 years. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2003 at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. The family will receive friends 10 to 12 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2003 at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted but those who wish may make contributions in Norma's memory to LifePath Hospice 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, Fla. 33609.
BURTZ, Harry A., age 75, of Plant City, passed away on March 20, 2003. Mr. Burtz is survived by his wife, Martha Jean Burtz of Plant City; one son, Terry Burtz and his wife Sherri of Plant City; two daughters, Tammy Price and her husband Billy of Zephyrhills, and Debra Anderson and her husband Ralph of Quincy; six brothers and all their families: Denver, Gene and Johnny Burtz all of Plant City, Danny Burtz of Lakeland, Julius Burtz of Texas and Freddie Burtz of Hollywood; three sisters and their families: Charlsey Chutter of Plant City, Mabel Morgan of Webster and Nina Carlee of Georgia; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The family is very grateful to the Hospice Organization and it's employees. The family will receive friends on Saturday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel. Services will be held on Sunday, 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Enon Church with Elder George Hazen officiating. Interment will be held at Mt. Enon Cemetery.
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CONE, Jean Ann Ramsdell, was reared in Plant City, moving to Tampa in 1951 when she married Douglas Poe Cone. She passed away March 20, 2003. She was a Member of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church which she served as Elder and President of Presbyterian Women. She was a Republican and a member of the Junior League of Tampa, serving as President and Sustainer of the Year, 1984. As a Tri Delta, she was President of the Tampa Alumna Chapter and outstanding member of the year, 1970. A Trustee Emerita of Berkeley Preparatory School, she had been President of the Ladies of Berkeley and President of the Berkeley Blazers, and also was Chairman of the Capital Campaign which built the present campus. A graduate of UNC - Chapel Hill, she was a past member of the National Alumni Association Board of Directors. She also served a term on the Tampa Sports Authority and was a member of the Bulldog Club of America, finishing two Champion Bulldogs. She was past director of the Board of the United Way and Tampa Museum of Art. She is survived by her husband, Douglas; daughter, Julianne Cone McKeel, her husband, Graham, and their two daughters, Marica and Genna; son, Douglas Jr. and wife Debbie, and the ir three children, Sadie, Douglas III and Charles William II; son, Rammy and wife, Linda, and their four children, Ashley, Carlee, Julian, and Chelsea. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2003 at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church. Dr. John DeBevoise officiating. Following the ceremony, the family invites friends to celebrate her life at Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club. Jean Ann requested no flowers but memorial contributions may be sent to the Jean Ann Cone Library, Berkeley Preparatory School, 4811 Kelley Rd., Tampa, FL 33615.
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DAVIS, Rube, 82, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2003. He is survived by one brother; Osco Davis of Panama City, Fla.; one sister, Nell Rea Fitch of Valrico, Fla.; nephew, Thomas Davis; nieces, Josie Pickett (Jackie, Randy and Skyler Clark) of Thonotosassa, Fla., Frances Cintron of Tampa, Fla., Gloria Kollar of Panama City, Fla. , Elaine Pitts of Tampa, Fla.; and numerous other nephews, nieces, great-nephews, nieces and lots of friends. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2003 at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 23, 2003 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Stowers Brandon Chapel.
KAY, Joseph, 68, of Apollo Beach, Fla., died March 20, 2003. He retired as a photographer for the Observer News in Ruskin, Fla. He served as a Chaplain's Assistant in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; a daughter, Dianna Trask of Tampa, Fla.; a son, Austin of Apollo Beach and a grandson, Crawford Trask. Memorial Service 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2003 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to LifePath Hospice.
Arrangements Sun City Center Funeral Home, (813) 634-9900.
MARTINO, Elsie Mae, 81, of Tampa, entered into rest on March 19, 2003. She was a retired Secretary for the Hillsborough County Board of Education, of the Episcopal faith, and a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her son, Arthur W. Cuscaden IV and wife Shirley; stepdaughters, Yolanda Brown and husband George, and Lolita Thayer and husband Dale; eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be held on Sunday March 23, 2003 from 3-5 p.m. with services to follow on Monday at 10 a.m. both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.