KIESLING, Anna D., 87, of New Port Richey, died July 22, 2003 at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Chicago, Ill., she moved to Florida in 1977 from Chicago. She was a Lutheran and a member of Telephone Pioneers of America. Survived by her husband, Harold H. Kiesling of New Port Richey; son, Harold P. Kiesling of Schaumburg, Ill.; daughter, Lois Mae Pingle of Arlington Heights, Ill.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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LATULIPPE, Yvonne, 95, of Zephyrhills, died July 19, 2003 at East Pasco Medical Center. Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, she moved to this area 30 years ago from Manchester, Conn. She had worked in a Cotton Mill and Woolen Mill in both Rhode Island and Connecticut. Mrs. Latulippe was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Joseph Women's Club and a member of the Old Timers Band who has played for various functions including Sleepy Hollow Estates and Nursing Homes. A Memorial service will be held Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John Hays officiating. She is survived by five children, Paul and wife, Katie Latulippe of Vernon, Conn., Maurice and wife, Pauline Latulippe of Tucson, Ariz., Marianne Lessard and husband, Robert Cyr of Palm Coast, Fla., Leonie DesRosiers of Pine Grove, Pa. and Norman and wife, Linda Latulippe of Manchester, Conn.; one brother, Norman Roy of Zephyrhills; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Latulippe was preceded in death by her husband, Aime Latulippe in January 1990; her sister-in-law, Lillian Roy in 1990; and her son-in-law, Raymond DesRosiers. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the St. Joseph Building Fund or the American Lung Association.
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LINTUS, Doris E., 86, of Holiday, Fla., died Monday, July 21, 2003, at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She was born in Chester, Pa., and moved to Holiday from Blackwood, N.J. in 1978. She was a homemaker, and a member of Community United Methodist Church, Holiday. Survivors include her son, William R. (Barbara) Lintus of Seaside Park, N.J.,; sister, Mildred Hussong of Pennsauken, N.J.; grandson, Jeffrey D. Lintus of Toms River, N.J.; and daughter-in-law, Judy Lintus of New Port Richey A memorial service will be Saturday, July 26, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Dobies Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community United Methodist Church, 3214 US 19, Holiday, FL 34691.
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MONIER, Basil M., 76, of Zephyrhills, was called home Saturday, July 19, 2003. He was born of French and British descent, December 21, 1926 in Ambala, India, to Archibald and Ruth (Manly) Monnier. He enjoyed people and traveled the world with his job as an administrator with the British Foreign Services which later became the US Foreign Services. After his 1984 retirement in India, he lived in Ireland and in 1992, made his home in Zephyrhills, Florida where he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include his caregivers, Ronald and Pamela Wright of Zephyrhills; godson, Patrick Rajmohan of Toronto, Ontario; dear friend, Anna Coey of Zephyrhills; niece, Michelle Jakeman of Worchestershire, England; and two nephews, Mario and wife, Marie Marini of Ireland, and Denzil and wife Leena O'Connell of New Delhi, India. Memorials may be made to the church in memory of Basil.
RAY, Chester A. Jr., passed away Friday, July 18, 2003 at the James A. Haley V.A. Medical Center in Tampa, Florida. He was 83 years old. Born September 21, 1919 in Fitzgerald, Ga., at the age of two his family moved to Detroit, Mich. He graduated at Northwestern High School in Detroit. He worked for the City of Detroit until his retirement in 1978. He then moved to Tampa until the death of his wife, Doris P. Ray in 1991. Mr. Ray then moved to Zephyrhills and lived there until his death. Chester (Chet) was extremely proud of his military past and was 1st Lt. in the Army Air Corps where he flew B-24 Bombers. Being stationed in Italy he flew B-24's on numerous bombing missions over Romania, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, and France. He belonged to the 766th Bomb Squadron and 461st Bomb Group. On mission #60, July 12, 1944 at Nimes, Marshaling Yard, France, of the six planes in his group, his was one of four that were shot down. He was rescued by the French underground. He had suffered severe burns over approximately 40% of his body. A French farmer and his wife took care of him and hid him in their basement, so the Germans would not find him. These people saved his life. He was deeply respected by all who knew him. He will be missed by a lot of family and friends for a long time to come. He is survived by three sons, Larry Ray from Macomb Township, Mich., Robert Ray from Bel Air Bluffs, Fla. and William Ray from Zephyrhills; daughters, Patricia Peters from Traverse City, Mich. and Joan Ray of Lutz, Fla.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2003 at Bay Pines, VA Memorial Cemetery
in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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ROSICH, Stephen C., 82, of Holiday, died July 22, 2003 at the Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey. Born in Fairchance, Pa., he moved here from Michigan in 1977. He was a World War II veteran of the US Navy, and a member of the Church of Christ in New Port Richey. He is survived by his caretakers, niece, Leona Sedlacko of Massillon, Ohio and nephew, Leon H. Acor Jr. of Leesburg, Fla., and by his niece, Margaret Chupron of Southington, Conn. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m. at the North Meadowlawn Funeral Home in New Port Richey, (727) 849-9281, where a Funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., officiated by Minister Chris Steele of the Church of Christ. Interment to follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens in New Port Richey.
TURNER, Mary Odessa, 54, of Dade City, died Friday, July 18, 2003. A native of DeFuniak Springs, Fla, she moved to Dade City in 1961. She is survived by six sisters, Fay Ealum of Glendale, Fla., Jean Murphy of Brewton, Ala., Betty Collura and Rhoda Connor, both of Dade City, Lana Lloyd of Vero Beach, Fla. and Sue Coleman of Dozier, Ala.; one brother, Bill Turner of Dade City and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Ruth Turner; a sister, Dorothy Whiddon and two brothers, John & Ralph Turner. Funeral services will be handled by the Comander Funeral Home, 21 W. Main St., in DeFuniak Springs. She will be laid to rest with her parents in the Sandy Creek Cemetery
in DeFuniak Springs, her home town.
WISEMAN, Darlene Sue, 60, born February 15, 1943, went to be with the Lord, July 19, 2003. A native of Elkhart, Indiana. She will be missed but, will never leave our hearts. She will be remembered for the constant love she showed her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter Connie Rouch and future son-in-law, Billy Knapp; granddaughters, Natasha Rouch, Cassandra Rouch and Jessica Jasztal; her son, Raymond Rouch and his wife Christine; grandsons, Raymond Rouch, Jr., Gordon Rouch and Camron Rouch; her daughter, Darla Reynolds; grandsons Bradley Sutterby, Brian Rouch; granddaughter, Veronica Rouch; great granddaughter Elizabeth Sutterby; son, Jack Spindler and his wife Bonnie; granddaughters, Traci Spindler and Pamela Spindler; step grandson, Randy Stabnik; step granddaughter, Michele Stabnik; step great grandson Shain Ellen; brother, Rick Presswood and his wife Sheryal Presswood; brothers, Chuck Presswood and Roger Presswood; sisters, Barbara Carr, Linda Bowling and Dorothy Faucette; several nieces and nephews; and loving family members Tina Schoemann and Kevin Rouch. She was preceded in death by a son Lester Rouch, Jr. When Darlene was here she touched many hearts. Although she's gone our love for her and our memories of her will always be cherished and she will never fade from our lives. A special thanks to her health aides and Hernando-Pasco Hospice for their kind and loving care.
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DRYER, Joseph F., 97, of Dade City, Fla., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2003 in Dade City. He was born March 1, 1906 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and moved to the Dade City area 30 years ago. He is survived by his wife: Jean Dryer; one step-son: Morrey Eugene Donnellan; one sister: Dorothy Fernandez; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2pm Monday, July, 28, 2003 at Pelican Hall of the Blue Jay Mobile Home Park in Dade City.
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ECHARD, Harold Milford age 80 of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center in Dade City. He was born in Mogadore, Ohio and came here in 1983 from Georgia. He was a retired Chief Electrical Mate for the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his wife, Eula; a son, Stuart of Connecticut; a daughter, Catherine of California; two step sons, Charles King of Los Angeles, Calif., and Thomas Cook of Zephyrhills, Fla.; six step daughters, Janice Hagen of Gun Lake, Mich., Phyllis King of Cedar Springs, Mich., Marie King of Monroe, Mich., Sheila Biston of Crystal Springs, Fla., Pamela King of Pennsylvania, and Kelly Warren of Los Angeles, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
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LEACH, James Norman Jr., infant, passed away July 21, 2003 in Tampa. He is survived by his parents, James Sr. and Jesseca Leach of Zephyrhills; a brother, Gage Bloodworth of Dade City; two sisters, Tina Leach of Dade City and Siearra White of Tampa; maternal grandmother, Carolyn Beasley of Brooksville, and maternal grandfather, Larry Bloodworth of Bushnell; paternal grandmother, Rebecca Curtis of Zephyrhills, and paternal grandfather, Donald Leach of Zephyrhills; maternal great grandparents, Joyce and Walter Julian of Tennessee and paternal great grandparents, Norman and Audrey Leach of Zephyrhills, and Orville and Katherine Hamman of Arkansas, paternal great-great grandmother, Pearl Leach of Missouri and many other relatives and friends. A Funeral Service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2003 at Whitfield Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Todd officiating. Interment will be held at Oakside Cemetery
in Zephyrhills. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home prior to the service. Born July 19, 2003 in Zephyrhills to James Norman Sr. and Jesseca (Bloodworth) Leach.
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LILLY, Paula E., 40, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park, Fla. She was born in Portland, Maine and moved to Tarpon Springs from New Port Richey 14 years ago and to New port Richey from Portland, Maine in 1964. She was a branch manager for Household Finance, Port Richey for 18 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth R. Lilly; two sons, Trey Lilly and Troy Lilly of Tarpon Springs; daughter, Mandi Lilly of Tarpon Springs; parents, Paul and Charlene Gerry of New Port Richey; brother, Paul Gerry of Port Richey. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6561 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey.
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MALNAR, Gloria M., 76, of New Port Richey, died July 23, 2003. Born in Joliet, Illinois, she moved here 17 years ago. She was a retired customer service representative for Louis Joliet Bank, Joliet, Ill. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of PEace Catholic Church, New Port Richey. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Malnar of New Port Richey.
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MARCUM, Wallace Kelly, 35, of Port Richey, Fla. died Monday, July 21, 2003, at Bayfront Medical Center, St Petersburg, Fla. He was born in Columbus, Ohio and moved to Port Richey from Marysville, Ohio in 1980. He was a carpet installer and attended Calvary Chapel Worship Center, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Dawn Marcum; son, Sean Marcum of Port Richey; daughter, Desiree Marcum of Port Richey; father and step mother, Wallace and Dottie Marcum of Indiana; mother and step father, Rita and Michael Grieco of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; two sisters, Marie Zulfer of Detroit, Mich. and Danyalle Katsiopis of Holiday, Fla. A memorial service will be Saturday, July 26, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Dobies Funeral Home.
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MONTALBANO, Paul, 80, of New Port Richey, Fla., died Monday, July 21, 2003, at Countryside Healthcare Center, Palm Harbor, Fla. He was born in Palermo, Italy and moved to New Port Richey from Mt. Laurel, N.J. in 1976. He was a maintenance technician for over 20 years for the Long Island Railroad, Jamaica Station. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Isabella Montalbano; son, Joseph Montalbano of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two daughters, Amelia Fontana and Rosa Longetti of Staten Island, N.Y.; brother, Giuseppe Montalbano of Florence, Italy; sister, Maria Montalbano of Italy; six grandchildren and one great grandson. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2003, at Dobies Funeral Home.
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NOONAN, Margaret `Peg` Elizabeth , 83, of Holiday, Fla., died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. She was born in Spring Dale, New Jersey and moved to Holiday from Netcong, N.J. in 1982. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Edward (Debra) Noonan, and Leonard Noonan of New Port Richey, Fla.; five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, July 25, 2003, from 10 a.m. until service begins at 12 Noon at Dobies Funeral Home. Burial following at Florida National Cemetery
at 2 p.m.
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WILLIAMS, O.J., 72, of Zephyrhills, Fla. passed away on July 21, 2003. Mr. Williams moved here 12 years ago from Buchanan, Mich. Survivors include his sons, Danny Williams of Houston, Texas, Darrel from Buchanan, Mich., Donny from Liberty, Texas, Dennis of Galien, Mich., and Olen of Zephyrhills; daughter, Darlene Bryant of Dade City; sisters, Ester Jones of Dade City and Lassie Shirey of Auburndale, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held July 24, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Kelly Memorial Funeral Home in Zephyrhills.
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ANDREWS, Crystal M., age 56 of Tampa passed away July 23, 2003. A native of Cairo, Georgia and resident of Tampa for the past 30 years, Mrs. Andrews was a special education teacher at Mango Elementary School for many years and was a member of the North Tampa Church of Christ. Survivors include her beloved husband, Jackie V. Andrews; daughter, Amy Piscitelli and husband Joseph; son, Scott Andrews and wife Geralyn; mother, Mary Maddox; brother, James Maddox; grandchildren, Ashley Raasch, Kaylyn and James Andrews, Joseph, Nicole and Kristina Piscitelli. Funeral Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at North Tampa Church of Christ, 12720 N. Florida Ave. Interment will follow Tuesday, July 29, in Cairo, Georgia. Heritage Funeral Home will be handling the services in Cairo, Georgia. (229) 377-2112. Mrs. Andrews was a dedicated Christian, wife, mother, grandmother and teacher who touched many hearts and lives and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at North Tampa Church of Christ.
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ANGELO, Robert L., 85, of Sun City Center, died July 22, 2003. Survived by his wife, Olga and loving family.
Arrangements Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla. (813) 634-9900.
ARCHBELL, Wilma Hiilani, 68, of Seffner, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2003. Survived by Husband, Robert J. Archbell; six children; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Visitation will take place 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Serenity Meadows. Funeral services to be conducted Saturday 9:00 a.m. at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Center Hill Cemetery.
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BLUMENFELD, Eli, 81, a prominent Tampa businessman and philanthropist died Sunday, July 20, 2003, after a long illness. Mr. Blumenfeld, a resident of Tampa for the past 35 years, was founder of Fabric King, a chain of fifty retail fabric stores in Tampa and throughout Florida. Born in Dortmund, Germany in 1922, Blumenfeld came to the US in 1938 at age 16, alone and penniless. In the 1960's, he opened his first Fabric King store in Tampa. Over the next 30 years, Mr. Blumenfeld expanded Fabric King to a chain of 50 stores throughout Tampa and the surrounding areas. He also established himself as a generous philanthropist, funding charities in Tampa and Israel, and serving as a major donor to the University of Jerusalem and the Boys Town of Jerusalem. Eli Blumenfeld is survived by his sister, Geraldine Rosen and Paul Rothman of New York, his nieces and nephews, Barrie Rosen and Alan Rosen, and numerous friends in the greater Tampa area. A memorial service will be held for Eli Blumenfeld on Monday, July 28 at 6 p.m. at his home in Tampa. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Chabad Lubavitch, 14908 Pennington Rd, Tampa, FL 33624.
BOYD, David Michael, 56 of Plant City died July 22, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Lynette; son, David Boyd II; daughters, Eve Meek and Charlotte Boyd; sister, Brenda Harrison; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Haught Funeral Home Chapel. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in his memory to Transplant House, 1500 NW 12th Ave, 7th Floor West, Miami, FL, 33136.
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COMBEE, Zula, 82, of Lakeland, died July 18, 2003. Survived by her husband, Ed Combee, two daughters, three sons, one brother, one sister, 11 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.