BEDNAROWICZ, Walter C., (September 12, 1925 - May 06, 2003), 77, of Port Richey passed away at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey. He was born in Chicago, Ill., and came here 24 years ago from Valparaiso, Ind. He was Catholic and a World War II Navy Veteran, member of the Moose, Ind., American Legion, Holiday, Fla., Life Member VFW Holiday, Order of Eagles, Ind., and a master Mason and Shriner. He was a self employed interior and exterior decorator. Survivors include his wife, Janette; two step-sons, Ronald Reedy of Valparaiso, and Robert Reedy of New Port Richey; two daughters, Pamela Zentz of New Port Richey and Barbara Daniels of Murphysboro, Tenn. There are 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
BENSON, Carolyn `Freddy`, 58, of Zephyrhills, died May 25, 2003 at her residence. She was born in Baltimore, Md. She was a retired teachers aid. Survivors include her husband, Charles Benson; brother, James Schwebel, Jr. of Lancaster, Pa.; sister, Barbara Caporice of Tampa.
OAKLEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
BOWMAN, Arthur J., Jr., 22, of Hudson, died Saturday May 24, 2003 at Baldomero Lopez Veterans Nursing Home, Land O' Lakes. He was born in Bronx, N.Y., and moved here in 1997 from Mastic Beach, L.I., N.Y. He retired as a New York City Firefighter, US Navy Veteran of World War II, and was of Catholic Faith. He is survived by daughters, Barbara (John) Ritchie of Hudson, Judith (Gary) Robinson of St. Augustine Beach; sister, Carol Mackie or Long Island, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Dobies Funeral Home.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes Hudson Aveue Chapel
CAIN, James D., 62, of Hudson, Florida, died Sunday, May 25, 2003 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, Florida. He was born in Nicholasville, Ky., and moved to Hudson from West Palm Beach in 1996. He was a retired automotive mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Cain of Hudson; son, John Howard (Sue) of Hopkinsville, Ky.; daughters, Darlene Fletcher (Jim) of Hudson, Carlene Quick of New Port Richey, and Shirley Farrior (Forrest) of Mt. Olive, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 28, 2003 from 2 p.m. until service begins at 4 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes Hudson Avenue Chapel
DUDLEY, Shirley Reynolds, 67, of Zephyrhills died Sunday, May 25, 2003. She was born in Montpelier, Vt., August 10, 1935 and attended school in East Calais grades 1 to 8. She went to Spaulding High School in Barry, Vt., and graduated in 1953. After High School, Shirley worked for the Vermont Department of Highways for 8 years in Montpelier. On July 24, 1955 she married Richard Dudley and made her home in East Barry where their 3 children were born. Shirley ran a Day Care at home until all of her children started school. In 1965 they moved to S. Burlington, Vt., and made their home there until retiring, in 1997, from the University of Vermont due to her health. She had worked there for 24 years. Shirley and Richard moved to Zephyrhills and made that their home for the last 7 years, spending summers in Milton, Vt. Shirley is survived by her husband, of nearly 48 years, Richard; Daughter, Robin and her husband George Ellwood of Shelburne, Vt.; Sons, Ronald and his close companion Julia Langdell of Milton, Vt., and Mark and his wife Rebecca of Barry, Vt.; and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother, Edith Woodcock in November 2002. She was very close to and fond of her sister-in-law Kay Andrews of Balston Lake, N.Y. and Zephyrhills and also spent summers at the campground in Vt. A Memorial service will he held Thursday, May 29, 2003 in the Recreation Hall of the Tippecanoe Mobile Home Park in Zephyrhills with Rev. Charles Palmer officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center Building Fund at 7066 Ft. King Road Zephyrhills, FL 33541. We thank the staff there for their caring of Shirley, she got the BEST she could get.
OAKLEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
HOBBS, Stanley C., 82, of Port Richey, died May 24, 2003 at Bayonet Point Medical Center. He was born in Middlebury, Vt., and moved to Florida from New Orleans, La. He has been a resident here for 25 years. He was an office manager employed by the State of Louisiana and a World War II Veteran and part of the Army Air Force. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge in Maderia Beach, Senate Mayor of Homeowners Association, and a Episcopalian. He is survived by wife, Eleanor G. Hobbs of Port Richey; sons, Thomas Gunter and wife, Paula of Tallahassee; John Gunter and wife, Sly of St. Petersburg; sisters, Doris Ryder and husband, Frank of West Wego, La., and Shirley Oliver and husband, Rency of Gretna, La.; and one grandson; Paul Gunter of Tallahassee.
Michels & Ludquist Funeral Home
MACKENZIE, Harold K., 93, of Holiday, passed away May 26, 2003. He was born in Ontario, Canada and moved here in 1972 from Pontiac Michigan. He was an assembly line worker for General Motors and a Christian. He is survived by son, Bruce MacKenzie of Fort McCoy; daughter, JoAnn McKay of Waterford, Mich.; brother, Donald MacKenzie of Waterford, Mich.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
North Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery
PELLEGRINO, Frank J., 66, of Hudson, died May 24, 2003 at his residence. He was born in Camden, N.J., and has lived here for 22 years. He was formerly a security guard at Tampa International Airport and a Veteran of the Coast Guard in Korea. He was also a member of the St. Michaels Catholic Church in Hudson. He is survived by son, Frank J. Pellegrino of Hudson; daughters, Sandi Bebe of West Hampton, N.J., and Eileen Thyne of Marlboro Mass.; four grandchildren, Amanda, Brandon, Rachel, and Devon; sister, Clair Becker of Medford, Ore.
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home
PILLSBURY, Duane Kelly, 46, of New Port Richey, died May, 24, 2003. He was born in Highland Park, Mich., and moved to New Port Richey from Port Richey 6 years ago, and to Port Richey from Michigan in 1974. He was a road construction inspector for the HNTB Co. and of Christian Faith. Survivors include wife, Teresa Pillsbury of New Port Richey; stepson, Brian Golden of New Port Richey; brothers, Shawn Pillsbury of Coral Springs, Brian Pillsbury of Crestview, Kevin Pillsbury of Killeen, Texas, Owen Pillsbury of Killeen, Texas, and Lynn Pillsbury of Tawas, Mich.; In-laws, Jackie and Bill Barnes of Port Richey; and several nieces and nephews, Jared, Jenna, Naomi, Evan, Megan, Richard, Mark, Michael, Ted, and Brittany. A celebration of life service will be Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. at 7420 Fairwood Avenue, New Port Richey.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes Congress Street Chapel
REYES, Ernesto, 62, of Holiday, died May 24, 2003 at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital. He was born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico and has lived here for 9 years, having moved from Cleveland, Ohio. He was a maintenance man for the state of Ohio and was a Roman Catholic. He is survived by wife, Zoraida Reyes of Holiday; sons, Omar Reyes of Cleveland, Ohio, Louis Reyes of Cleveland, Ohio, John Reyes of Holiday, Reynaldo Reyes of Port Richey, and Efrain Reyes of Holiday.; daughters, Benita Caballero of Holiday, Iris Reyes of New York City; mother, Bonifacia Collazo of Puerto Rico; sister, Blanca Reyes of Puerto Rico; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Michels & Lundquist F.H., 5228 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richey. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday. Burial will be East Elfers Cemetery. Michels & Lundquist F.H.
SPENCER, Misty Michelle, 23, of Dade City, died May 25, 2003 at Tampa General Hospital. She came here in 1995 from her native Orlando. She was employed at the Walmart Distribution Center in Brooksville, Fla., and she was a Baptist. Survivors include her son, Spencer Edward Austin Harrelson, of Dade City; her mother, Barbara Spencer of Dade City; her sister, Lisa Collins and husband Ronald Collins, Sr., of Valrico; a niece, Tausha Cooper of Plant City; and two nephews, Ronald Collins, Jr. and Buster Collins both of Valrico. Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home where funeral services will be held on Thursday, at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Bill Slate will officiate and burial will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens
OAKLEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
STEPHENS, Thomas E., 59, of Zephyrhills, passed away May 24, 2003 in Zephyrhills. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Stephens of Zephyrhills; son, Thomas E. Stephens, Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Christine Stephens of Tampa and Lisa Marie Stephens-Nixon of Zephyrhills; a grandson, Forest Fernandez of Tampa; three brothers, James Stephens of Plant City, Michael Stephens of Tampa and David Selmier of the U.S. Navy; and a sister, Alice Roos of North Oxford, Mass. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Whitfield Funeral Home Chapel with Father George Rozycki officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28 at the funeral home. Born December 28, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana to William and Evelyn I. (Van Allen) Stephens, Mr. Stephens was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a Truck Driver for Sherwin Williams of Winter Haven, Fla. He was an avid fisherman and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to Hernando- Pasco Hospice, 7066 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541.
WHITFIELD FUNERAL HOME
ARCHER, Michael Pierce, 23, died Saturday, May 24, 2003. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was a son of William Pierce Archer and Dede Fellrath-Archer. Michael was an accomplished artist and a student at Savannah College of Art and Design. Surviving are his father, William Pierce Archer of Newport, Rhode Island; his mother, Dede Fellrath-Archer of Tampa, Florida; two sisters, Caroline Tait of Boca Raton, Florida, and Susan Archer of Pembroke Pines, Florida; and three brothers, William Pierce Archer, III of Washington, D.C., Charles Pierce Archer of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and Thomas Pierce Archer of Newport, Rhode Island. A memorial service will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Pei Ling Chan Garden for the Arts - 324 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Remembrances: Mike Archer Scholarship Fund - Institutional Advancement Department of Savannah College of Art and Design, 342 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
SIPPLE MORTUARY AND CREMATORY FUNERAL DIRECTORS SAVANNAH
BALLAS, Nicholas G., 82, of Tampa, passed away May 24, 2003 in Tampa. A native of New York City, Mr. Ballas was a retired mechanic for the Hobart Corporation. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, and a Bronze Star recipient. He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula. He is survived by his daughter, Maria Sorozan and five grandchildren; his brothers, Andrew and Leon; his sisters, Venna Martino, Marion Kitis, Cleo Polis; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Tampa.
BEALL, Edith Jane Wines, 73, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away May 23, 2003. Born in Washington, D.C., She moved to Florida in 1989 from Jacksonville, Ark. She is a member of Wimauma Church of God, Ruskin, Fla. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Mulcahy; her nieces and nephews, Dan Barrett, Ron Dickey, David Duquette, and Deborah Duquette; her aunts and uncle Goldie Griffith, Ruth Leonard, and Jack Wine. Visitation will be held at Lewers Funeral Home Thursday, May 29, 2003 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Service will be Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Internment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Lewers Funeral Home.
BOUCHIARD, Mildred A., 83, of Tampa, passed away May 22, 2003. Survivors include husband, Romelus Bouchard; son, Dennis Bouchard and wife, jewel; daughter, Laurel Covington; brother, Jimmy Schmaldienst; and sisters, Helen Tarte, Marjorie Williams and Tootie Borgourlt. Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to the Humane Society pf Tampa Bay in memory of Mrs. Bouchard.
Gonzalez Funeral Home
BRANDSTEDTER, Clara E., age 90, of Tampa passed away Saturday May 24, 2003. She was a home maker and of the Lutheran Faith. She was born in Merrillan, Wis. and moved to Tampa from Beloit, Wis. in 1994. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Clarence L. Brandstedter; sister, Margaret Ottoson; brother, Oscar Skar and grandson Terry John Erickson. She is survived by her sons, Clarence Brandstedter and wife Karen, and Cristy Brandstedter of Land O' Lakes; daughter, Jean Erickson and husband Melvin of Sunburg, Minn.; sisters, Isabelle Thompson of Neillsville, Wis., and Laverne Rossenback of Merrillan, Wis.; grandchildren, Jean Marie Gregory and Lauri Kay Erickson; great grandchildren, Brittany and Courtney. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 29, 2 p.m. at Boza Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, Fla. Family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice of Hillsborough County, 3010 West Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609 in her memory.
CARSON, Herbert M. `Kit`, 93, died Sunday, May 25, 2003. He is survived by his son, Mack, of Tampa; and daughter, Helen Dunlevy of Longmont, Colo.; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, May 31, 5:30 p.m. at Peninsular Christian Church where he was a loving and devoted member. At the family's request, donations in lieu of flowers should be sent to the church at 3600 Ballast Point Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611.
MARK III South Tampa Chapel
CHAVEZ, Carol `Jill`, 65, of Tampa died Sunday, May 25, 2003 at home under the care of hospice. She was born in Morrisville, Vt., and came to the Tampa Bay area in 1959. She retired after 42 years of service from ATK Alliant Techsystems. She was also known for her love of dancing by many couples in Tampa. She will be dearly missed by family and friends and has now gone to a happier place. Survivors include a son, Mark Holifer and wife Lori; a daughter Shelley and husband Calvin Tellinghuisen; step-children, John and Pamela Chavez; three grandchildren. Dustin Holifer, Kelsey and Ty Tellinghuisen; and sister, Gerry Auermann. Memorial service, Thursday, May 29. 6:00-8:00 p.m Swilley Funeral Home.
CLEMONS, Paul M., 92, of Brandon, passed away May 24, 2003 under the care of LifePath Hospice. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brandon and Scotty's Travel Club. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, at 11 a.m. from First Baptist Church of Brandon with Dr. J. Thomas Green, III Senior Pastor officiating, assisted by Dr. Fred Boehmer, former pastor. He is survived by his son, Jerry and wife Sharon of Brandon; daughters, Martha Stephens of Inverness and Jo Ann Roberts of Land O' Lakes; brother, Billy of Sarasota; sister, Frankie Tavormina of Brandon; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to LifePath Hospice, Pearl Team. Private internment. PLEASE NOTE: ALL FLORIST PLEASE DELIVER FLOWERS TO THE CHURCH.
Hamilton Funeral Home
COON, Philip, 68, of Valrico, passed away Monday, May 26, 2003. Survivors include his wife, Amy; three sons, Steven Coon and wife, Leigh Ann, Mark Coon, and Warren Coon and wife, Coleen; one daughter, Cindy Pecina and husband, Joel; one brother, Robert Coon; three grandchildren, Nicholas and Andrew Pecina, and Makayla Coon. A native of Springvalley, Ohio, Mr. Coon moved to the Tampa Bay area 30 years ago from Dayton, Ohio. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Buckhorn Golf and Country Club, and retired after 30 years with the Hillsborough County School System. A Memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, May 30, 2003 at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make contributions to the Make a Wish Foundation.
DIPOLITO, Luia Mae, 91 passed away May 26, 2003. She is survived by her daughters, Sammy Fillmon and Frances Weston of Riverview; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at Dover Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home, Phone (813) 677-9109
EDGE, Mildred, 89, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2003. She is survived by her sons, Cecil E. Edge, Jr. and wife, Linda, James A. Edge and wife, Anna, and Michael A. Edge; sister, Audrey Crandall; and grandchildren, Shannon E. Edge, Kevin L. Edge, Cathleen M. Edge and Michael Edge, Jr. The family wishes to thank the nurses, CNA's and the staff of ManorCare Nursing Facility for their love and kind attention given to Mildred. A native of Vidalia, Ga, she has resided in Tampa since 1976 coming from Nashville, Tenn. She was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church, Circle No. 4 of the Ladies Guild at church, Catholic Women's Club and Tampa Women's Club. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. (today) Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Christ The King Catholic Church, the celebrant will be Father Michael Muhr. Entombment to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33609 or St Vincent de Paul Society at Christ The King.
MARSICANO-B. MARION REED STOWERS
EDWARDS, Heard Milton, 90, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away Monday, May 26, 2003 after an extended illness. Mr. Edwards Was the son of Lemmie Norris and Ernest Edwards. He married Frieda Carlton Edwards on December 23, 1934 and has been at resident of Fort Myers since 1941. Mr. Edwards was elected Mayor of the City of Fort Myers in 1952 and served for 3 terms of office. Mr. Edwards was elected after the recall of then Mayor Florence Fritz and several members of the City Council. Mr. Edwards was credited with restoring stability to City government. Acquiring and preserving the downtown riverfront was his main priority as Mayor. The Exhibition Hall, a new City Hall, the Teen Clubs and swimming pools on Cleveland Avenue and in the Dunbar community were completed while he was Mayor. He was instrumental in bringing the Pittsburgh Pirates to Fort Myers for spring training. Mr. Edwards also served as Chairman of the Lee County Airport Advisory Committee. As a businessman, he owned the Seven-Up - Dr. Pepper bottling plants in Fort Myers and West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Edwards served as a Director of Exchange Bank Corporation of Florida and was Chairman of the Boards of Exchange Bank of Lee County, Collier County, Manatee County and Sarasota County. He served as Chairman of the Board of Security National Bank of Lee County. Mr. Edwards was also involved in the citrus industry and was the proud owner of Wildcat Ranch. Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife, Frieda Edwards of Fort Myers; son, Charles Berkley Edwards (Suzanne) of Fort Myers; daughter, Martha Edwards Zehner of Fort Myers; grandchildren, Stephanie Zehner Foshee (John), Clayton Robert Zehner, Jr. (Laura), Charles Berkley Edwards, Jr. (Charlotte), and Scott McMillen Edwards (Jennifer); great-grandchildren, Hunter and Shelby Zehner, Alex, Emily and Jessica Edwards; Sister, Fronnie Roe (H.M.); and sisters-in-law, Iva Norris and Viola Carlton. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myer s on Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 11 a.m. Interment at Memorial Gardens will be private. Memorials in Mr. Edwards honor may be made to Hope Hospice.
Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home.
ELDRIDGE, William N., Sr., 84, passed away Monday, May 26, 2003. He resided in southern Hillsborough County for 60 years. Survivors include his loving wife, Isabel; two sons, William Eldridge, Jr. and Tom Eldridge; one daughter, Mary Kay Matthews; step-daughter, Carolyn Horne; one sister, Elsie Crump; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Stowers Riverview Chapel. In lieu of flowers make donations to American Cancer Society, 1462 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33511.