ROQUE, Alice, age 67, of Tampa, passed away July 29, 2003. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mrs. Roque is survived by her loving husband, Frank Roque; son, Bruce Roque; daughter, Karen Reph; and two grandchildren.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
WEST, Mary, of Tampa, Fla., passed away July 30, 2003. Survived by son, Carey (Beverly); sister, Marguerite Howard; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Ray Williams Funeral Home
BACAICUA, Henry, Sr., 81, died August 6, 2003 in Oldsmar, Fla. Born in Bilbao, Spain, he moved to Brandon, Fla. in 1989 from N.Y. He was a Catholic. He is survived by his wife, Emily; son, Henry, Jr.; daughter, Manuela Marques; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held August 9, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Nativity Catholic Church. Services are by Hillsboro Memorial F.H.
BOTHE, Robert, 73, of Sun City Center, passed away Monday, August 4, 2003. He is survived by four daughters, Mary McNamara, Eileen Decastro, Barbara Zumpano and Dorothy Long; brothers, Carl and John Bothe; and eight grandchildren. A native of New York, N. Y., he resided in the Tampa area for three years coming from Hatboro, Pa. He was a microbiologist for a pharmaceutical company, a U.S. Marine Corps. veteran and of the Lutheran faith.
BRINSON, Winifred Battle, 54, died August 2, 2003. Survived by husband, Jesse; and loving family. Services will be Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. at Mountain Top International Ministries.
CAGNEY, Robert James, (Jimmy Cag), 79, of Oldsmar, died Aug. 6, 2003. He is survived by dear friends of 23 years, Fred Wahrenberger and his family of Oldsmar.
Holloway Funeral Home
CONNER, Fonze, 88, formerly of Tampa, passed away August 2, 2003 at Veterens Hospital of Washington D.C.. He is survived by a loving family.
Lewers Funeral Home.
ERSHERY, Archie L., died August 6, 2003. Survived by his wife, Pearl; and a loving family. Services will be August 9 at 11 a.m. at St. John Progressive Church.
Aikens Funeral Home
FIGUEROA, Pablo, Jr., 35, of Tampa, died August 4, 2003. Survived by wife, Mary Matton; son, Antonio Reyes; daughter, Jennifer Figueroa; parents, Pablo and Luz Figueroa; and sister, Aida Diaz.
FIORENTINO, Manee, 61, of Clearwater, Fla., died Wednesday, August 6, 2003 at her residence. Born in Phuket, Thailand, she moved to Clearwater in 1999 from New York. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, William `Bill`; two sons, Soonthorn Wongsila of Thailand and James Fiorentino of Fishkill, N.Y.; two daughters, Suchit Wongsila of Yonkers, N.Y. and Suchin Stefkovic of Mahopac, N.Y.; three sisters; and three granddaughters.
Moss Feaster Funeral Home.
FORD, Samuel, died July 31, 2003. Survived by wife, Juanita; and a loving family. Services will be Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. at Peace Missionary Baptist Church.
Aikens Funeral Home
FORGUES, Robert, 76, died Tuesday August 3, 2003. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he moved to Florida in 1989 from Ann Arbor, Mich. Mr. Forgues was retired from Huron Valley Steel Company as Vice President of non-ferrous products. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Forgues; a daughter, Nancy Tomdale of Southlake, Texas; a son, Andre Forgues of Holiday, Fla.; a sister, Suzzett Halasz of Port Washington, N.Y.; and six grandchildren, Kristin and Christopher Tomdale, Rebecca, Alicia, Christina and Andrea Forgues. Graveside Services will be held at a later date at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an Alzheimer's or Diabetes. research organization of the donors choice.
GAFFORD, Robert Franklin `Frank`, age 56, of Dover, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2003. Mr. Gafford was born in Georgia and a lifelong resident of Dover. He is predeceased by his father and mother, Robert and Mary; and his sister, Bobbie Holder. Survivors include his wife, Pamela of Dover; son, Michael Gafford and his wife, Michelle of Lakeland; one brother, Ernest Gafford of Brandon; three sisters, Evelyn Holley and Tommie Lyle, both of Plant City and Peggy Hicks of Live Oak; and several nieces and nephews, family and friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 9, 2003 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home
GLEIXNER, Robert, of Indiana, died Aug. 6, 2003. He is survived by wife, Lori; two sons; one daughter; six grandchildren; and two sisters.
Bubb Funeral Home, Mishawaka, Indiana.
GONZALEZ, Osvaldo M., age 78, of Tampa, passed away August 6, 2003. A native of Havana, Cuba and resident of Tampa for the past 30 years. Mr. Gonzalez is survived by his wife, Josefina Gonzalez; one step son; brothers, Carlos and Hector; sister, Olga Montaner; one granddaughter; and several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home with interment to follow in Orange Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the chapel of GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
HINES, Lascelles A., 66, of Tampa, passed away Aug. 1, 2003. Survived by his wife, Debra; and other relatives. Funeral Services will be Saturday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at St. John Cathedral.
HUFFMAN, Mary K., 84, died Aug. 5, 2003. Born in Kenton, Ohio, she is survived by brother, Lee King of Clearwater; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be at Myrtle Hill on Aug. 8 at 11 a.m.
LANGE, Florence, 84, of Sun City Center, Fla., died August 5, 2003. Survived by by a loving family. Arrangements are by Sun City Center Funeral Home, (813) 634-9900.
LIMBEROPOULOS, Tula, 81, of Tampa, died Wednesday, August 6, 2003. Born in Gainesville, Fla. on May 1, 1922, she was the daughter of Mike and Mary Bliziotes, best known as the proprietor of Mike's Bookstore in Gainesville. She moved to Tampa in 1948. She is survived by her son, Chris Limberopoulos; three grandchildren, Stephen, Christen, and Lauren; and a brother, Leon Bliziotes. She was a member of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 9 at St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 2418 West Swann Avenue with entombment to follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Greek Studies, University of Florida, c/o Krista Cornell, 2021 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32604.
LUSTO, Giulio W., passed away Aug. 2, 2003 from a lifelong battle with diabetes.. Born Aug. 2, 1964, he will be missed by many family members and friends.
Purcell Funeral Home.
MORAN, Carlos, died August 3, 2003. Survived by daughters, Charlena Moran and Miriam Moran; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Aikens Funeral Home
PLEWNIAK, Bernard, 81, died August 6, 2003. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he moved to this area in 1988. He was a Catholic and a railroad Mechanic. He is survived his brother, Edward and wife, Agnes. Private services will be held by Hillsboro Memorial FH.
SAPP, Arvel L., 59, of Plant City, passed away August 6, 2003. He is survived by his wife, June M. Sapp; one son, James E. Collins; two daughters, Debra K. Bridges and Diane Grooms; one brother, Dr. Edgar Sapp; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday August 9, 2003 at 11 a.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Daniel Braddock officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Hopewell Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens
SHELTON, Roy C., Jr., 79, of Tampa, died Tuesday, August 5, 2003 at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. He was an office administrator in the Land Survey Industry. Mr. Shelton was born in Greenville, S.C. and moved to the area 33 years ago from Hawaii. He was a retired US Air Force veteran of World War II and Viet Nam with 24 years of service. He also received a Purple Heart for his services in Viet Nam. Mr. Shelton is survived by two daughters, Leilani and Heather Shelton, both of Tampa; a niece, Sandra Nihart of South Carolina; and many loving family members and friends. The family will receive friends and loved ones at Mr. Shelton's home on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 3-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, the Disabled American Veterans or a charity of your choice.
SMITH, Winnie Mae, 99, of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Hazlehurst, Ga. she moved here from Clearwater in 1991. A homemaker, she has been a member of Pace United Methodist Church and Dunedin United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, quilting and crocheting. She is survived by her son, William L. Smith of Safety Harbor; daughter, Gladys Norton of Tampa; sister, Callide Campbell of Pace, Fla.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to LifePath Hospice.
Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home
SUTTON, Frederick, 34, of Tampa, passed away August 3, 2003. He is survived by his father, Fred; and other relatives. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home.
THOMAS, Hazel W., 76, of Tampa, passed away Aug. 3, 2003. She is survived by six children; and other loving relatives. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist of College Hill.