MINARY, Dorothy J., 69, of Port Richey, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003 at home in Port Richey. She was born in Batesville, Ind. and moved here from Greensburg, Ind. in 1973. She a homemaker, of the Methodist faith, and a member O.E.S. of Greensburg, Ind. Survivors include four sons, David (Carolyn) Minary of Palm Harbor, Fla., Danny Minary of Port Richey, Dennis (JoAnne) Minary of New Port Richey, Fla., and Doug (Becky) Minary of Port Richey; brother, Harold Clemenz of Greensburg, Ind.; sister, Ruth Burton of St. Charles, Mo.; six grandchildren and one great grandson.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey
NEOGRA, Peter, 67 of Springhill, Fla., died Monday, August 5, 2003 at Springhill Regional Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. he came here in 1989 from North Brunswick, N.J. He was a signal maintainer for the New York City Transit Authority and a jet engine mechanic in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1953 to 1956. He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Martha; one son, Walter Nagel of New Jersey; three daughters, Krista Neogra of Spring Hill, Fla., Faith LoBianco of Port Richey, Fla., and Chrystal Johnson of Hudson, Fla.; a brother, Frank of Pennsylvania; a sister, Barbara Benson of Kentucky; and six grandchildren. Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 p.m., at Preferred Funeral Alternatives 2508 U.S. Hwy. 19 Holiday, Fla., 34691 where services will be held at 4 p.m. with Rev. John Fitts officiating.
OCKERS, Peter Herman William, 87, of New Port Richey died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003. Born in Garfield, N.J. he moved here 54 years ago from New Jersey. He was a real estate broker, and a US Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was a Christina, a member of Gulf Harbors Yacht Club and the Optimist Club in New Port Richey, and a member of the Florida Sheriff's Assn. He is survived by one sister, Dolly Sharockman of Hudson, Fla.; and companion, Elizabeth Allotta, NEw Port Richey. A graveside service will be held Monday, Aug. 11, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey. Pastor Jim York of Regency Baptist Church will officiate.
Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey
SHIELDS, Florence, 67, of Port Richey, Fla., passed away on Monday, August 4, 2003 at her residence. Born in Queens, New York she moved to Florida in 1990 from Sugarland, Texas. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Hudson, Fla. She is survived by a son, Robert Shields of Bellerose, New York; two daughters, Michele Natoli of Rosedale, New York, and Karen Houmand, of Richmond, Texas; two brothers, Henry Abtey of Syosset, New York, and William Abtey, of Port Richey, Fla; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Bell Funeral Home, 7532 State Road 52, Hudson, Florida (727) 863-2404.
VARGAS, Jorge A., 56, of Hudson, Fla., died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson. He was born in San Jose, Costa Rico and moved here from Nashua, N.H. in 1979. He was a tool and die machinist for Widell Industries in New Port Richey, and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Lucila Vargas; three sons, Frank Perez of Hollywood, Fla., Luis Vargas of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Raymond Vargas of Port Richey, Fla.; mother, Rene Vargas of San Jose, Costa Rico; two brothers, Gilberto Vargas of Germany and Jose Vargas of Port Richey, Fla.; two sisters, Maria and Mercedes Vargas of San Jose, Costa Rico; and three grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at 12 Noon on Aug. 12, Tuesday, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 8014 S.R. 52, Hudson.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson
WARNER, Anne K., 76, of New Port Richey passed away Aug. 6, 2003 at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She was born April 7, 1927 in Czechoslovakia and came here from Copiague, N.Y. and was a computer Operator with Western Electric in New York City. She was a Protestant. Survivors include her husband, William; a daughter, Susan Kelly of New Port Richey and one grandchild.
Morgan Funeral Home
ACOSTA, Maria Esther, age 74, of Tampa passed away Aug. 5, 2003. A native of Supia, Colombia and resident of Tampa for the past 18 years, Mrs. Acosta is survived by her sons, Luis Carlos, Jose Antonio, Humberto DeJesus and Ivan Dario Dominguez Acosta; daughters, Maria Elizabeth Trujillo and Luz Darys Dominguez Acosta; mother, Maria De Pava viuda de Acosta; brothers, Guillermo, William, Enrique, Jesus Maria, Ferdinardo and Juan Pablo Acosta De La Pava; sisters. Aidalith Acosta de Acevedo, Romelia Acosta de Barrientos, Marleny Acosta de Guiterrez and Berenice Acosta de Ospina; 17 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
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BARTLETT, Virginia, H., 78, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away August 5, 2003. Born in Everett, Mass, she moved to Sun City Center, Fla., 15 years ago from Tampa, Fla. A member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Bartlett is survived by her husband, Robert Bartlett of Sun City Center, Fla.; sons, Robert Bartlett, Jr. of North Andover, Mass. and, Arthur H. Bartlett of Portland, Oregon; daughter, Bonnie Lee Janson of Glendale, Missouri; sister, Janette and husband Herbert Greene of North Andover, Mass.; and two grandchildren, Kristen and Courtney Bartlett. Donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, 1643 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, FL 33573. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at a later date.
Lewers Funeral Home
CHEZAR, Faye, 91, of Sun City Center, Fla., died July 31, 2003. Survivors include her husband, Boris Chezar. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Holloway Funeral Home
COVINO, Jean, 79, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday, August 5, 2003. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in San Antonio, Fla. She retired from Trac Microwave in Tampa. Survived by one daughter, Marie (Roy) Pierce of San Antonio, Fla.; one son, Michael R. Covino of Clearwater; two brothers, two grandsons and three great grandchildren. A special thanks to the caring nursing staff at the University Community Hospital as well as her attending physicians.
D'AQUINO, Anthony, 81, of Bradenton, Fla., died Aug. 2, 2003. Born in Italy, he was a manager for US Postal Service. Survived by niece, Luann D'Aquino of Broad Channel, N.Y.
DAVIS, F. Sally, 73, of Brandon, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Thurmon F. Davis. She is survived by her sons, James F. and Michael Q. Davis; daughters, Mary K. Burbach, Julia D. Gute and Sharon E. Davis; brother, John Mikulski; sister, Jean Moore; and 10 grandchildren. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., she resided in the Tampa area since 1971. Sally was a Registered Nurse for 13 years at Tampa General Hospital. She was a member of Nativity Catholic Church where she was a member of the Womens Guild, St. Francis Circle, a volunteer at Nativity Pastorial Care and a Lay Eucharistic Minister. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, August 8, 2003 at Nativity Catholic Church. Those who wish may make contributions to the American Lung Association of Florida Gulfcoast area, 15438 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 107, Tampa, FL 33613 in her memory.
DIXON, Mary, of Tampa, Fla., passed away August 2, 2003. Survived by children, Charles, Theodore, Gerald, Waymon, Alberta, Theodora and Laverne.
Ray Williams Funeral Home. 253-3419.
GARVER, Evelyn May, 80, of South Pasadena, Fla., died Aug. 1, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Freda Miller of Tierra Verde, Fla.
GERMUSKA, Mary Ann, 78 of Tampa passed quietly at home to be with God July 31, 2003. Born in Clinton, Iowa, she was a 1950 graduate of the University of Iowa. She is survived by her loving husband, Larry; her brother, Alan Troeger of Austin, Texas; her son, Chris and wife Sue, and grandsons, Jeff and Sean. Well known for her uplifting personality, Mary Ann will be mourned and sadly missed by the many people whose lives she touched with her generous spirit and famous hospitality. Her family is most grateful for the wonderful care given in her final days, and encourages gifts to LifePath Hospice in lieu of flowers. Services will be held at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 5049 Bell Shoals Road, Valrico, on Saturday, August 9 at 11 a.m.
GUASTELLA, Candida `Tia Can`, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 in Tampa, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband Ignazio. She is survived by nieces, Licia Sessums and her husband John, and Dalia Alexander; many cousins, grandnieces and nephews. Special thanks to Ryan and Raygan, her caregivers of many years. Candy will be missed by her family and friends. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in Centro Asturiano Memorial Park.
HESS, Eleanor Anna, 78, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at Westminster Shores Health. She came here in 1967 from her native New York. She was a Lab Technician with All Children's Hospital for 18 years and a member of Sundance Ranch Homeowner's Association. She is survived by three daughters, JoAnn Knight of St. Petersburg, Lynn A. McBride of Bradenton and Marguerite Hess of Long Beach, Mississippi; a son, Charles Hess of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Mary Lowry of Casselberry, Florida and Josephine Dodt of New Jersey; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
KALLSTRAND, Roy N. age 80 of Zephyrhills, died Aug. 3, 2003. Survived by loving family. Memorial donations to: Hernando Pasco Hospice 12107 Majestic Blvd. Hudson, FL 34667
Oakley Funeral Home
MEYERS, Vachon B., age 74, of Ruskin, formerly from Tampa, passed away August 5, 2003. A native of Markle, Indiana and resident of Tampa for the past 30 years, Mr. Meyers was the owner of Steel and Pipe Supply, Inc., for over 25 years and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Survivors include his loving wife, Patty Meyers; children, Vachon Meyers, Jr., Tamara Anders, Terri King, Sandra Frazier, Michael Marconi and Kim Barth; parents, Joe and Rita Perrier; thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A Memorial Service to honor his life will be held Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, Inc., Green Team, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609 in memory of Mr. Meyers. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the chapel of
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
NELSON, William Oscar, 80, of Seffner, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2003. Preceded in death by a son, Billy Nelson. He is survived by his former wife, Ruby Jane Nelson; his children, Jack Ramsey, Fred Ramsey, Shirley Hodge, Jerry Nelson, Brenda Barker, Jimmy Nelson, Debbie Sherman, Betty Diaz and Steve Nelson, all of the Tampa Bay area; brother, James Nelson of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Lena Roberts of Inverness, Fla. and Mary Benitez of Tampa, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2003 at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
OBERNE, Lou, age 74 of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa died Sunday, August 3, 2003 while vacationing in Tahiti. Mr. Oberne was an electrical engineer having participated in many critical operations with the space program. He was a member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom and Temple Schaarai Zedek. Survivors include his wife, Sarah; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Fran of Tampa, Robert and Karen of Tampa and Ronald and Sharon of Norfolk, Va.; daughter, Debbie Oberne of Plant City; stepsons, Adam Slohn and wife Vickie, and Jason Slohn and wife Janine; seven grandchildren and his sister and brother-in-law, Hylda and Murray Leitner of Las Vegas, Nev. Funeral services will be held Friday, 10 a.m. at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 2713 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. Rabbi Marc Sack and Cantor Moshe Friedler will officiate. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Rodeph Sholom Synagogue or Menorah Manor.
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PARRISH, George F., 89, of Tampa, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Gladys. He is survived by a son, Ronald Parrish and wife Pauline of Riverview, Fla.; daughter, Cathy Harn and husband Al of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. A lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area, he was the owner and operator of Rountree and Parrish Used Auto Parts for 26 years. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2003 at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. Interment will be held 12 Noon at Fortner Cemetery, Parrish. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 til 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make contributions to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609 in his memory.
PLUMMER, Vernal F., 83, passed away Aug. 4, 2003 in Brandon, Fla. Daughter of Richard A. and Edith Webster Frobel. Born in Meriden, Conn. Widowed in 1996, she is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Patricia Anderlot; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Lois Brayfield; nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be joining her best friend and companion Lillian Thomas who passed away on Aug. 2, 2003. She will be missed by all family and friends.
POWELL, Antonio F., of Tampa, Fla., passed away August 2, 2003. Survived by son, Antonio Jr.; parents, Wanda Powell and Freddie Powell; and seven siblings.
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RIPPEY, Emma, 89, of Tampa, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2003. She is survived by one brother and three sisters.
LOYLESS FUNERAL HOME Land O' Lakes/Lutz Chapel