GUERRIERE, Vera, 86, a native of Tampa, has resided in Zephyrhills since 1985, and passed away July 29, 2003. She was affectionately known as `Grammy` to all who loved her. Her passion for cooking, love of entertaining and her endearing devotion to her family is her wonderful legacy. She was the beloved wife of I.S. `Nelson` Guerriere for the past 66 years. She was the loving mother of sons Dr. Cilio Guerriere and wife, Carol; Nelson Guerriere and wife, Linda; and daughter Yvonne Diez and husband Albert. Surviving grandchildren are Cherie Diez, Dr. Randall Diez and wife, Lori; Nelson Diez and wife, Sherry; Lance Guerriere, Michelle Guerriere, Nicole Guerriere, Trisha Guerriere and nine great grandchildren. Surviving brother, Benny Giglio. Prevatt Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Private graveside service will be held at Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey, Fla. Memorial donations in her honor may be sent to Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Inc., 7066 Fort King Rd., Zephyrhills, FL 33542.
Arrangements by: Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Service
HODGES, James, 66, of Tampa, died July 28, 2003. Visitation will Thursday, 1-5 p.m. at Morning Glory Funeral Chapel, Tampa with Graveside services 10 a.m., Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
LANKFORD, Louise F., 82, passed away at home in Brandon on July 29, 2003. Born in Douglas, Ga., she moved tot his area in 1954. She was a Pentecostal and a homemaker. She is survived by her daughter, Sherrell Farrar; brothers, M.L. Harrison, Raymond Harrison, Olan Harrison and Adreion Harrison; sisters, Lillian Williams, Mary McQuaig and Vonice Burkett; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be August 1, 2003 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with funeral services on August 2, 2003 at 2 p.m., both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.
LEONARD, Clyde Wilbur, 68, of Gibsonton, died July 27, 2003. Survived by wife, Laura; one sister, Judy Tucker; two brothers; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville, N.C.
LETO, Lena Romano, 84, of Tampa, passed away Monday, July 28, 2003. A native of Tampa, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Vincent D. Leto. Born and raised in Ybor City, she resided in West Tampa for the last 33 years. An avid Bingo player, she could be found with her many friends at the `Tampa Letter Carriers' Hall.` Survivors include her children, Eleanor Maldonado and husband, Roland, Antoinette (Toni) Smith and husband, James, and Anthony (Tony) Leto and wife, Glinda; sister, Carmen Muley; brother, Frank Romano Sr. and wife, Carolyn; grandchildren, Denise Maldonado, Lori Maldonado, Jennifer Smith, Kimberlie Weiss and husband, Christopher, Brian Leto and Aaron Smith great-grandchildren, Ashley, Greg, and Dylan Jones, and Makenzie Weiss; sisters-in-law, Annie Scolaro and Stella Romano; Aunt Rose Romano; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Pallbearers include Tony Leto, Roland Maldonado, James Smith, Chris Weiss, Brian Leto and Aaron Smith. Honorary pallbearers include Frank Romano Sr., Girlamo DiChiara and Ralph Cerra Jr. The family would like to thank Estelle Lopez and staff of the Austin House A.L.F., for their kindness and care of their mother. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 1, 2003 at Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N. Armenia Ave. with interment to follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2003 at the funeral home, with Catholic Wake services being said at 7:30 p.m.
MARTIN, Barbara J., 61, of Seffner passed away Sunday, July 27, 2003. Barbara was born June 22, 1942 in Georgia to Herald and Maureen Small. Barbara's early life was spent traveling to the different Air Force bases her father was stationed at. She graduated from high school in Japan. Although formally trained as a Cosmetologist, Barbara found her career in the insurance industry and worked for both Poe & Associates and Brown & Brown Insurance. Barbara retired in the early 90's to care for her ailing parents, and after their passing, she continued her nurturing ways by caring for her grandchildren. Barbara was predeceased in 1998 by her loving husband of 26 years, Raymond Martin. She is survived by her six children and their spouses: Scott and Michelle Dowling of Springfield, Virginia; Kimbley and Tom Graves of Plant City; Margaret and Terry Taormina of Tampa; Mary Matuszewski of Oswego, Illinois; Regina and Norm Lingner of Tampa; Gean and Alan Hale of Gallipolis, Ohio. She also leaves behind her 10 grandchildren: Lauren and Nicole Dowling; Caitlin, Brianna, Cody, Kara and Crystal Graves; Marcus Taormina and Angie Manigault; Katarina Lingner. The family will receive friends Thur sday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. Interment to follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.
MULLINS, Timothy R., 38, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2003. He is survived by his father: Bobby Mullins; mother: Dawn Greenwood (Ron); grandmother: Betty Lennard; sister: Valerie Levy (Lawrence); nephews: Aaron Bell and Justin Levy; niece: Kyra Levy; step brothers: Shawn and Shane Greenwood. The family will receive friends Friday, August 1, 2003 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the American Heart Association. Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 2, 2003 at 10:00 AM at the Calvary Church of the Open Bible, 6018 N. Church Ave. Tampa, FL 33614.
ORNOSKY, John Edward, age 80, passed suddenly July 25, 2003. A veteran of World War II, he was loved by family and friends.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services (813) 237-2900
QUICK, James C., M.D., age 85, of Lakeland, died July 25, 2003. Survived by his wife, Laurelle Quick; two sons; one step-daughter; and one grandchild.
Heath Funeral Chapel.
ROWLAND, Gilbert E., 70, of Tampa, died Thursday, July 24 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. Born in North Carolina, he moved to Tampa in 1969 from Pinellas Park. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Clara; two sons, John and Jerrold Rowland of Tampa; two daughters, Joyce Rowland of Gibsonton and Julia Caldwell of Plant City; and ten grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park
ROZWENC, Raymond, age 64, of Tampa, passed away, Thursday, July 24, 2003. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Ann Cole; grandchildren, Vincent and Christopher; sister, Jean Watkins; brother Robert; and eight nieces and nephews.
SMITH, Maisie Violet Joyce, of Tampa, died Monday, July 28, 2003. Survivors include daughter, Jacquline S. Guffey of Tampa; granddaughters, Kelley Guffey Fordyce and Allison Guffey, all of Tampa; and sisters, Connie Watts and Ruby Betts, both of England. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, 650 East Main Street Bartow, Fla. with visitation on Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609.
SMITH, Ronald E., 50, native of Tampa, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2003 at Tampa General Hospital.
Blount & Curry Funeral Home, West Chapel.
TORRES, Dulce Maria, age 93, of Tampa, passed away July 29, 2003. A native of Candelaria, Pinar Del Rio, Cuba and resident of Tampa since 1986. Mrs. Torres was preceded in death by her husband, Andres Torres; and son, Pepe Torres. Survivors include her daughter, Olga Lopez and husband, Roberto; son, Andres Torres and wife, Raquel; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Garden of Memories. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. at the chapel of
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
TOWNES, Johanna, age 72, of Tampa, passed away July 25, 2003. She is survived by her beloved husband, Melvin Townes; four sisters-in-law, Sarah Thomas, Mary Reese and Tommie Bobo, all of Greenville, South Carolina and Annie M. Shaw of Baltimore, Maryland; two brothers-in-law, James Townes of Greenville, S.C. and William Townes of La Porte, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; her Austrian family of nephews and nieces, Heinz and Marianne Neubauer, Renate and Alois with Julia Wimmer, Margret and Leo with Lukas Mayr, Roland Neubauer, Josef and Christine Neubauer, Sylvia and Simon with Christoph and Laura Soliman, Martina and Andreas with Patrick and Sarah Riedl and Gunther and Anita with Marco Neubauer; and her Canadian family, Mick, Matt, Dennis and Jackie Simone. The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. with the Recitation of the Catholic Wake Rite to begin at 5 p.m. at the chapel of
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
WALKER, Melvin, 62, of Clearwater, died July 28, 2003. Survived by daughters, Candi and Holly; brothers, Robert and Johnny; and mother, Barbara Cooksey.
American Heritage Cremation
WEEKS, Katherine D., 84, longtime resident of Tampa, passed away July 29, 2003. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and John Darsey of Riverview; grandsons, Deke Darsey and Ken Darsey and their wives, Tina and Mary, of Riverview; great grandchildren, Samantha, Kenny, and Jake Darsey. Mrs. Weeks was born in Pensacola and lived in her home in Seminole Heights for 55 years, maintaining one of the largest and prettiest gardens in the area. She spent many hours working in her garden. She loved her plants and her pet Collies. Mrs. Weeks attended the Northeast Methodist Church which was just down the street from her home. She was a former cigar maker and retired from Hav-A-Tampa Cigar Co. in the 1970's. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
WELLS, Alice P., age 91, of Plant City, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2003. Mrs. Wells moved here from Georgia in 1926. She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She is predeceased by her husband, John W. Wells. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Drawdy and Thelma Thomas, both of Plant City. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 1, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with a service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel, with Reverend Joe Bowles officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Park.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home
WILFORD, Jacquelyn P., died July 27, 2003. Survived by a loving family. Services will be Friday, Aug. 1 at Rest Haven Cemetery
at 11 a.m. with Viewing on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Aikens Funeral Home.
WILLIAMS, Frances, formerly of Tampa, passed away July 25, 2003, in Athens Ga. She was treasurer of the Southside Seventh Day Adventist Church from 1945 to 1980. She is survived by her daughter in law, Dorothy Quarterman of Bogart, Ga.; grandchildren, John D. Quarterman of Atlanta, Ga. and Russell T Quarterman, Jr. of Athens, Ga. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2003, at Garden of Memories Cemetery. MARK III FUNERAL HOME (813) 831-9444
BAUER, Edith H., 75, of Port Richey, died July 29, 2003 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. Born in Charleston, W.Va., she moved here 24 years ago from Bradenton, Fla. She was the former owner and operator of Come See Come Save, Bradenton, a member of Port Richey Community Church, West Pasco Lasertoma, and the Baker House Restoration Committee. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, John W.; two sons, Steven Facemire of Sutton, W.Va., and Mike Facemire of New Port Richey; sister, Ann Hensley of Elkview, W.Va.; two brothers, Pat Houghton of Coos Bay, Oregon, and Tom Houghton of Marysville, Ohio; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Port Richey Community Church on August 10, 2003, at 1 p.m. Donations to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, All Children's Speech & Hearing, or the Baker House.
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey
BERRIDGE, Olive E.,96, of New Port Richey passed away July 30, 2003 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She was born August 18, 1906 in Linden, Mich. and came here 49 years ago from Flint, Mich. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in New Port Richey, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and an American Red Cross volunteer. She was a WACS World War II veteran. Survivors include a son, Dean Helms of New Port Richey; a step son Lee Berridge of Flint; a step daughter Joyce Berridge of Florida; one grandchild, four step grandchildren, two great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Friday, August 1, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens in New Port Richey. Morgan Funeral Home
BROWN, Virginia R., 79, of Hudson, died July 30, 2003 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson. Born in Hayesville, Pa., she moved to Florida in 1971 from Michigan. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hudson. She is survived by her husband, Warner; two sons, Lawrence C. Brown and Stephen W. Brown of Florida; three daughters, Cassandra M. Foley of Michigan, Rhonda M. Pince of Washington, and Leslie K. Brown of California; sister, Frances Carpenter of Michigan; and several grandchildren.
National Cremation Society, New Port Richey
WELLS, Selma V., 94, of Land O' Lakes, FL, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2003. She was born in Burlington, Vt. and moved to Land O' Lakes from Michigan in 1930. She was the owner of Wells Corner Grocery Store in Land O' Lakes from 1945 to 1981. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Land O' Lakes and a long time member of the Land O' Lakes Garden Club. She is survive d by one son, Donald Wells of Palmetto, Fla.; one daughter, Kay Faulconbridge of Missoula, Mont.; 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Loyless Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Monday.
LOYLESS FUNERAL HOME Land O' Lakes/Lutz Chapel
ABEL, Jonathan, 42, of Plant City, passed away July 30, 2003. Survivors include his mother, Maria E. Wright, a brother, Adam B. Abel and an uncle, Roy Abel.
ARBISI, Gaspar, 80, lifelong Tampa resident, passed away July 30, 2003 in Tampa. Survivors include his devoted wife of 48 years: Rose Arbisi; loving daughter: Patty Capitano and husband Vincent III; grandsons: Vincent Capitano IV and Michael Capitano; sister: Terry Filippello and husband Pete; sister-in-law: Nina Licata; aunt: Frances Martino; nieces and nephews: Anthony Filippello, Phyllis Taylor and husband Garry, Barbara Heindel and husband Chuck, Christie Heindel and Nicholas and Andrew Taylor and numerous cousins. Mr. Arbisi was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps. He worked as an accountant for both MacDill Air Force Base and the Internal Revenue Service and after 30 years of service he retired and opened RBC Tax Service in Tampa. Mr. Arbisi was a parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church, a member of the Italian Club and a Master Mason and 32nd degree Scottish Rite. Gaspar was an example of integrity, compassion and sincerity. He was totally devoted to his family and friends. Gaspar always had a warm smile and a kind word for everyone. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the St. Mary's Catholic Church Santa Maria Mission, 15520 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33613 or the charity of your choice. Active pallbearers include: Vincent IV and Michael Capitano, Anthony Filippello, Garry Taylor, Joe Collera and Gaspar Martino; honorary pallbearers include: Vincent Capitano III, Peter Filippello, Jack Ippolito, Joe Suarez, Tony Ippolito, Nick Ficarrotta, Gaspar Ficarrotta, Jo e Leto, Charles Heindel, Tony Velasquez, Richard Henriquez, Johnny Porto, Tony Italiano, Manuel Escobio, Vince Quelle, Tony Russo, West Tampa Breakfast Club and the Saturday Morning Breakfast Club at El Gallo de Oro. A Funeral Mass for the repose of his soul will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2003 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 15520 North Boulevard, Tampa, Fla. with Rev. Fr. Bob Morris and Rev. Fr. Larry Urban, SDB. Celebrants. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will gather on Friday August 1, 2003 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, Fla.
BACON, Edna R., 81 of Plant City passed away Monday, July 28, 2003, at Strawberry Square Park. She was a life member of the Ceramic Guild. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Mark; and a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Vicki; two grandchildren, two great grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers; and many friends.
Neptune Society of Palm Harbor.