DAVIDSON, Arthur J., 79, of Sun City Center, Fla. and formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away on May 27, 2003, at Moffitt Cancer Center. His beloved wife of 56 years, Theresa, and his daughter, Linda, were at his side. He was a World War II Army veteran who served his country in India. He retired in 1985 after a distinguished career with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Louis Camens of Des Plaines, Ill.; and his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Helene Davidson of Boca Raton, Fla. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge, Sun City Center, Fla. A luncheon following the service will be held in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
DILLON, Molly, 76, of Zephyrhills, went to be with the Lord May 31, 2003 in Dade City. She is survived by her loving family. Family request contributions be sent to Hernando-Pasco Hospice c/o 7066 Ft. King Rd., Zephyrhills, FL 33541
HODGES FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
GARCIA, Amparo `Pauline` Jeronimo, 92, of Tampa, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2003. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the MacDonald Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service Tuesday from 5-7:00 p.m.
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GORNTO, Earl J., 80, of Brandon, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 leaving his wife, Mary; daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Charles W. Terrell and many relatives. Graveside memorial services will take place 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2003 at Limona Cemetery
with Doug Shirley officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, Fla. 33609.
SERENITY MEADOWS FUNERAL HOME
GREGORY, Ruth Lee Nettles, 94, of Homosassa, passed away, May 29, 2003. Survived by sons, John, Edgar; sister, Louise; and many other loving family members.
HAMILTON, Julia Louise, 80, of Tampa, passed peacefully from her home into Heaven on May 30, 2003. Louise was born in Eufala, Ala., grew up in Meigs, Ga. and graduated from Norman College. She has lived in Tampa since 1959. She was a member of Bayshore Baptist Church and a charter member of the Dana Shores Woman's Club. She was devoted to her family and her Church. Louise was preceded by her husband of 52 years, Frank E. Hamilton, Jr. and is survived by her three children, Frank III, Julia, and John; and six grandchildren. After care from Lifepath Hospice. she has gone to rest in the arms of her loving Savior Jesus Christ, and leaves a legacy of love to all who knew her. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 7, 11:00 a.m., at the Bayshore Baptist Church. The family will receive visitors following the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, remembrances should be made to Lifepath Hospice or the charity of your choice. LBCR4444
HOKER, Charlotte L., 79 of Tampa, Florida, passed away on June 1, 2003. Mrs. Hoker is survived by her husband of 57 years, Lawrence; son, Lawrence D. Hoker and his wife Sandi; daughter, Diana Oakley and her husband Matthew; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel at noon with interment to follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
INCORVIA, Grace B., 90, of Sun City Center, passed away May 29, 2003 at the Cypress Creek ALF. Born in Meriden, Conn., she moved to Sun City Center in 1969 from Flushing, N.Y. She was a retired registered nurse and a medical librarian as well as a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Mrs. Incorvia was predeceased by her husband Raymond Incorvia. She is survived by her niece, Joanne and husband Burton Roberts of Brattleboro, Vt.; nephews, Dr. Robert Kreminski of Somers, Conn., Paul Kreminski of Bradenton, and John Kreminski of Boston, Mass. Family will receive visitors at Lewers Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m., with Funeral Services at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens in Brandon. Memorial Contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609 or Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573.
Lewers Funeral Home
KEYES, Elva, 84, of Tampa, went home with her Lord May 28, 2003 after an extended illness. A resident of Tampa since 1960, born on August 1, 1918 in Mathias, West Virginia, she is survived by her husband of 43 years, Ralph Keyes. She is also survived by her sister, Theda Henn of Pasadena, Maryland; her brothers, Ralph May of Moorefield, West Virgina and Everett May of Churchville, Virgina; her three nephews, Dale Courville, Larry May and Nick May; her six nieces, Maxine Shipe, Linda Spitzer, Michelle Courville, Theda May, Peggy May and Ramona May; her life long friend, Sally Hane of Virgina; her very loving and faithful friend, Scamp. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Tampa since 1960. Elva was in the US W.A.A.C. during World War II. Elva was a Beautician for many years. She owned her own beauty salon for in Hialeah, Florida. When she came to Tampa she worked as a Beautician for the salon atMass Brothers of Tampa. She was a long time friend of Bill W. Elva and had many interests including traveling with Ralph and Scamp all over the country in their motor home and loved playing cards with her friends on the road. She had a special love of animals especially her boy, Scamp. Elva expressed her feelings of being blessed having so many loving friends, family and church family. A Memorial service will be held June 7, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 350 Hyde Park Avenue, Tampa.
KIPKER, Mary N., 67, passed May 24, 2003. Survived by her daughter, Judy and husband Mike; son, Ken; daughter, Linda; grandchildren, Thomas and wife, Antonio, Ila, Logan, Megan, Krystal, Ken, Jack and Candy. Also, only living sibling, sister Betty. And so, with love, we release you to the arms of God.
Zipperer's Agape Funeral Home
KISS, James Darrell, 56, died May 29, 2003. Born in Buffalo, N.Y. He graduated from Chamberlin High School, Tampa, served in the U.S. Air Force; and later retired from GTE to Brooksville. He is survived by wife, Nanette; daughter, Stephanie Glassburn; sons, Jason Kiss and Scott Glassburn. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at Garden of Memories with Rev. Ron Neff officiating. Swilley Funeral Home.
MCCLAIN, Walter, J., 77, of Land O' Lakes, passed away on May 30, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Elva McClain; two sons, Bruce and Gary McClain; a sister, Kay Gillan; and brother, Larry McClain. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, S.R. 54, New Port Richey, Fla., ph# (727) 376-7824 with visitation from 6:30-7:30 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Walter J. McClain Memorial Fund c/o Bank of America, 21725 Village Lakes Shopping Center, Land O'Lakes, FL 34639. Trinity Memorial Gardens FH.
MIRCH, Joseph Frank, 77, of Ashtabula, died May 31, 2003. Survivors; Agnes, Linda, Mary, Joanne, James, Joseph, Michael, Debbie, Matthew, Amy, Kevin, Joshua, Jacob, Mary, and John.
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NEWMAN, Robert W., 73, of Riverview, entered into rest on May 31, 2003. He was a retired U.S. Air Force Sgt., who served in Vietnam, a retired U.S. Postal Service Clerk, who worked in Tampa for over 20 years, a Baptist, and a loving husband, father, and friend. He is survived by wife, Dolores; sons, Robert and Charles; daughter, Karen Fischer; brother, Ray; sister, Edna Harris; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 9 a.m. with services to follow at 10 a.m., both at Hillsboro Memorial F.H.
PICCIANDRA, Helen Segler, 89, of Tampa, passed away May 30, 2003. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Valentine Picciandra; sons, Segler and his wife, Ruth, Bob Segler and his wife, Kim; daughter, Joan Roberts; stepson, Joseph Picciandra; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Picciandra was `The perfect example of womanhood and motherhood.` Funeral Services will be held at the Nebraska Avenue Church of Christ on Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home. Ron Pierce, Keith Roberts, Christopher Roberts, Mark Schlechty, Danny Andra will serve as pallbearers. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Mourice Bonilla and LifePath Hospic Pink team for the wonderful care they showed Helen
SPARKMAN, Nancy English `Nan`, 99, of Plant City, passed away May 30, 2003. Mrs. Sparkman was preceded in death by her husband, Seymour; son, Roger Sparkman; son-in-law, James W. Roberts; five brothers and four sisters. `Nan` was a lifelong resident of the area and active in her church, being a Charter member of Springhead Baptist Church and a member of First Baptist Church in Plant City. She was also a volunteer with South Florida Baptist Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by three sons, Rodney Sparkman and wife Betty, David Sparkman and wife Betsy, and Mike Sparkman and wife Diane, all of Plant city; two daughters, Marilyn Roberts of Plant City and Julie Roberts and husband Paul of Valrico; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Active Pallbearers will be her grandsons, James W. Roberts, Phillip D. Roberts, Mark Sparkman, Todd Sparkman, Tom Sparkman, Chris Sparkman, Rick Roberts, Steve Roberts, and Brad Roberts. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. from First Baptist Church in Plant City with Dr. Ron Churchhill, Rev. Richard H. Bills, and Rev. Tommy Warnock officiating. Interment will follow in Springhead Ce metery. The family will receive friends for visitation Tuesday afternoon 2:30-4:00 p.m. at the church prior to service time. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church in Plant City Educational Building Fund.
Hopewell Funeral Home and Cemetery
WITTCOFF, Lois, 78, passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2003 in Tampa. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Edward. She also leaves behind two sons, Robert and Mark; her daughters-in-law, Dolores and Stephanie; and her four grandchildren, Gregory, Jeffrey, Maxwell and Kyle. She was a loving wife and mother and was loved by all who knew her. She will be sorely missed.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services
ZEMAN, James Edward, 63, of Tampa, passed away May 30, 2003 at his home. A long time Tampa resident, Mr. Zeman moved here from Minnesota. He was retiring from the shipping industry. He enjoyed fishing, airplanes and movies. He is survived by his brother, John D. Zeman of Tampa; sister, Jeri Barriage of St. Petersburg; three nephews and two nieces.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services
ADAMS, Luda J., 93, of Land O' Lakes passed on June 2, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bura T. She is survived by five children Martha McKenzie, Jerry Adams, Alice Armstrong, Ronald Adams, and Douglas Adams; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at the Garden of Memories. A Visitation will be held in the chapel at 9:30 a.m.
BACHELOR, Martin K., 86, of Holiday, passed away June 1, 2003 at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He was born July 22, 1916 in Palestine, Ill., and came here 23 years ago from Bensenville, Ill. He was Protestant. He was retired from the Milwaukee Railroad and was a life member of VFW Post 2149 in Wooddale, Ill. and was an avid bowler. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; two daughters, Marlyn Sullivan and Barbara Quill, both of New Port Richey; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
BEARER, Ronald Edgar, 65, of New Port Richey, died Saturday, May 31, 2003 at home in New Port Richey. He was born in Spangler, Pa. and moved to New Port Richey from Spangler, Pa. in 1980. He was a retired real estate agent from Tom Clark Real Estate of New Port Richey and also owned Ideal Nutrition in Port Richey. He was a US Navy Veteran. Survivors include wife, Judy Bearer of New Port Richey; son, Russell Hand of Spring Hill, Fla.; daughter, Valerie Hand of Spring Hill, Fla.; brother, Gary A. Bearer of Burleson, Texas; grandson, James Edgar Hand; and granddaughter, Emily Marie Hand. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 3, 2003 from 2-4 p.m and 6-8 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home where funeral service will be Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. Burial following at Florida National Cemetery
at 2 p.m.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey
DILLON, Molly Frances, 76, of Zephyrhills, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 31, 2003 at the Hernando- Pasco Hospice Care Center in Dade City. She is survived by two daughters, Patti A. Prince of Zephyrhills, Fla. and Peggy Wafford, Lutz, Fla.; one son, Jack C. Dillon Jr., of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was born February 20, 1927 in Logan County, W.Va., and moved to Zephyrhills 12 years ago from Lutz, Fla. She was a retired L.P.N. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003 at Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in her memory to Hernando-Pasco Hospice c/o 7066 Ft. King Rd., Zephyrhills, FL 33541.
HODGES FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
FERGUSON, Frances R., 78, of New Port Richey and formerly of Tampa, passed away June 1, 2003 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey. She was born January 10, 1925 in London, England and came here four years ago from Tampa. She was a member of All Souls Anglican Church in Port Richey, and a retired nanny. Survivors include a son, Frank of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Caroline Ferguson of Delran, N.J.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Morgan Funeral Home
FITZPATRICK, Lucille M. (Moylan), of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Spring Hill, Fla., died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Maple Knoll Village, Springdale, Ohio. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on Sept. 22, 1920, daughter of the late Myles D. and Pauline E. (Chaput) Moylan. She was educated in the Haverhill schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Haverhill, Mass. She had resided in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1961 until 1983; then resided in Spring Hill, Florida from 1983 until 1994; and has resided in Cincinnati since 1994. She was the wife of the late James J. Fitzpatrick who died Dec. 12, 1993. Her surviving family members are three daughters, Maureen (Mrs. R. Terry) Nieman of Cincinnati, Susan (Mrs. Timothy) deCorrevont of Cincinnati, and Ellen (Mrs. Stephen) Davis of Cincinnati, and Paul G. Fitzpatrick of Cincinnati; her brother, Henry M. Moylan of Haverhill, Mass.; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will interment in St. James Cemetery, Primrose St., Haverhill, Mass., will be held at a future time to be announced by the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, Mass. Contributions in Lucille's memory may be made to the Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242.
FOGARTY, Vincent T., 77, of Port Richey, died May 30, 2003 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. here moved here 22 years ago from Woodstock, N.Y. He was Manager of Site Operations for I.B.M. Kingston Lab & Plants in Kingston, N.Y. He was also a US Air Force Veteran of World War II. Mr. Fogarty was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Holiday, a member and former Quartermaster for the VFW Post 1286 and director of Sawyer Savings Bank in Saugerties, N.Y. and Fishkill, N.Y. Mr. Fogarty is survived by his wife, Charlotte of Port Richey; sons, Terrance of Parkland, Fla. and Timothy of Palm Coast, Fla.; daughter, Doris Ash of LaHonda, Calif.; brothers, James Fogarty of Highfalls, Fla. and Edward Fogarty of Brick, N.J.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass of the Resurrection was held Monday, June 2, 2003 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment followed at Florida National Cemetery. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.
GORSKI, Wilbur S. `Papa Bill`, 79, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, passed away on May 31, 2003. Born in Milwaukee, Wis. August 5, 1923, Mr. Gorski was retired from the United States Marine Corp. `Once a marine, always a marine`. A Proud man who touched many lives, and left his footprints on their souls. His spirit will, always be with us. He is survived by family and friends who loved him.
KELLY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 813-782-1535