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11-11-99 Tampa Tribune

GLADYS Y. ANDERSON, 77, of Tampa died Tuesday. A native of Warren, Pa., she moved to the area from Kentucky in 1982. She was a homemaker and a member of Idlewild Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Willis; three sons, Mark of Tampa, James of Jonesboro, Ga., and Scott of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a daughter, Joyce of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Grace Strand of Plant City and Meredith Shorttq of Meadville, Pa; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
ROBERT LEE BABCOX, 50, of Temple Terrace died Monday. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, he moved to the area from Dallas in 1983. He was a systems engineer for GTE Data Services. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a daughter, Barbara Smith of Tampa; his father, Merle of Merritt Island; a brother, Van of Merritt Island; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

IRENE J. BLAIR, 85, of Valrico died Tuesday at Brandon Regional Hospital. A native of Blakely, Ga., she moved to the area from Freedom, Pa., in 1977. She was a member of VFW Post 4340 Ladies' Auxiliary and Christian. She is survived by her husband, Edwin; and a sister, Audrey Love of Zephyrhills. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

MARY MARIE CHARLES, 89, of Tampa died Nov. 3. at Prince George's Community Hospital in Maryland. A native of Cairo, Ga., she was a stenographer for Central Life Insurance Co. and a member of St. Paul's AME Church. She is survived by two sons, Herbert Jr. of Atlanta and Norris of San Diego; a daughter, Velma Shannon of Mitchellville, Md.; three brothers, Herman Hines of Philadelphia, Raymond Hines of Ohio and Roy Hines of California; three sisters, Jenie Barnett of Portland, Ore., Florence Johnson of Seattle and Eunice Adams of Bainbridge, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Aikens Funeral Home, Tampa.

ISABELLA M. CONNERNEY, 88, of Tampa died Tuesday at John Knox Village. A native of Philadelphia, she moved to the area from Bridgewater, Mass., in 1963. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Revay of Meriden, Conn. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

DONNA URSO DeLUNA, 45, of Tampa died Monday at home. A lifelong resident, she was a clerk for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She is survived by a son, A. Frank; her parents, Frank and Gloria Urso; a sister, Sharon Garcia; and two grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

ELIZABETH ERVIN, 79, of Riverview died Tuesday. A native of Pittsburgh, she moved to the area in 1944. She was a machine operator for a can manufacturer. She is survived by two sons, Richard of Tampa and Ronald of Redington Shores; two daughters, Barbara Sirk of Ocala and Carol Derby of Riverview; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview/Brandon.

LLOYD WALKER FORD, 78, of Tampa died Monday at Tampa General Hospital. A native of Missouri, he was a railroad telegraph operator and an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy. Ambassador Mortuary Services, Oldsmar.

MARYANN FREEMAN, 42, of Tampa died Tuesday. A native of Neptune City, N.J., she moved to the area in 1995. She was a gift store salesclerk and a member of Bayshore Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Charles; a son, Thomas of Tampa; a daughter, Heather of Tampa; her father, Milton Sacchi of Brick, N.J.; and two sisters, Linda Neaves of Wall, N.J., and Carol Michlutti of St. Clair Shores. Mich. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

MILDRED MAY GOULD, 66, of Tampa died Friday. A native of New Albany, Ind., she moved to the area in 1954. She was a waitress and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, James; two daughters, Susan Sweeting of Washington, D.C., and Sharon of Tampa; and a grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

RUTH E. HAEMMERLIE, 83, of Lakeland died Monday at home. A native of Grand Junction, Colo., she moved to Polk County two years ago from Live Oak. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Henry; a son, John of Tampa; two daughters, Mary Sligh of Lakeland and Frances Montgomery of Rolla, Mo.; a sister, Helen Pachak of Pueblo, Colo.; and four grandchildren. Heath Funeral Chapel, Lakeland.

SAMUEL N. HANSCHE, 61, of Riverview died Monday at home. A native of Racine, Wis., he moved to the area 40 years ago. He owned a craft supply wholesale business. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; a son, John of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Susan of Fairfax, Va., and Roisin of Riverview; a sister, Mary Higgins of Barrington, Ill.; and two grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview/Brandon.

JAMES THOMAS JACKSON, 86, of Tampa died Sunday at home. A native of Ashville, he moved to the area more than 80 years ago. He was a state maintenance worker and a member of St. Luke AME Church. He is survived by two sons, Thomas and Lewis; a daughter, Edith Hopkins; a brother, Butler; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.

MARGARET MINNIE JOHNSON, 74, of Plant City died Oct. 11 at Delta Health Care Center. A native of Boyette, she was a salesclerk. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.

LORENE B. KELLY, 93, of Tampa died Tuesday. A native of China Hill, Ga., she moved to the area from Atlanta in 1996. She was a piano teacher and Methodist. She is survived by a son, Daniel of Atlanta; a daughter, Carole Hendry of Tampa; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

JAMES S. KILBURY, 86, of Shelbyville, Tenn., formerly of Brandon, died Monday at home. A native of McHenry County, N.D., he was a machinist for Honeywell and a member of First Baptist Church of Riverview. He is survived by a son, James of Nashville, Tenn; three daughters, Barbara Pendergrast of Shelbyville, Sharron Pendergrast of of Brandon and Elizabeth Peterson of Coon Rapids, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

JENNIE A. LiCALSI, 87, of Tampa died Monday at University Community Hospital. A native of Tampa, she was a secretary for Paint & Coatings and Catholic. She is survived by two sons, Paul of Englewood, N.J., and Anthony of Tampa; a brother, James Antinori of Columbus, Ga.; two sisters, Lee Argentiere of Brandon and Joseph Kaulback of Syracuse, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

FRANK MALVENTANO, 74, of Tampa died Wednesday. A native of Italy, he moved to the area from Queens, N.Y., in 1989. He was an accountant and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a son, Aldo of Tampa; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

SALVATORE MARCHESE, 75, of Tampa died Tuesday at home. A lifelong resident, he was a box maker, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. Catherine's Mission of Tampa. He is survived by his wife, Dora; two brothers, Joe Jr. and Tony, both of Tampa; and five sisters, Annie Ferlita of Seffner and Josephine Guarisco, Vie Cacciatore, Edna Fretto and Rosemarie Dixon, all of Tampa. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.

YVETTE A. MERRITT, 82, of Brandon died Tuesday at Brandon Regional Hospital. A native of Upton, Canada, she moved to the area from Old Redford, Mich., in 1975. She was a receptionist and attended Brandon Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Lloyd of Brandon; two brothers, Andre Fafard and George Fafard, both of Upton; two sisters, Pienutte and Georgette, both of Upton; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

THOMAS G. MOELLER, 57, of Tampa died Oct. 17 at home. A native of St. Louis, he was a dock worker. He is survived by a daughter, Peggy of Missouri. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.

MARY P. MONIZ, 82, of Tampa died Monday. A native of Rochester, N.Y., she moved to the area from Hollywood, Fla., five years ago. She is survived by three sons, John of Greenville, R.I., Anthony of Stuart and Robert of Providence, R.I.; a daughter, Terrie Reid of Tampa; a sister, Jenny Spitaleri of Pawtucket, R.I.; and two grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview/Brandon.

MARIA MONTERO, 88, of Lutz died Oct. 27 at St. Joseph's Hospital. A native of Cuba, she was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Jose and Dennis, both of Tampa; and a grandchild. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.

MATTHEW JAMES O'CONNOR, infant son of Josh of Plant City and Tammy Jones of Valrico, died Monday at Brandon Regional Hospital. He is survived by a brother, Bruce Fore of Valrico; his maternal grandparents, Dean and Tina Moser of Zephyrhills; his paternal grandparents, Patsy of Lakeland and James of Tampa; his paternal great-grandmother, Ann Ciaccio of Kankakee, Ill.; his paternal great-grandfather, Ron of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; his maternal great-grandfather, Charles Jones of Valrico; and his maternal great-grandmother, Gloria Moser of Land O' Lakes. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

MARGARET F. PRITCHARD, 74, of Sun City Center died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital. A native of Baltimore, she moved to the area in 1990. She was a homemaker and Episcopalian. She is survived by her husband, Austin; three daughters, Peggy Hilburn of Atlanta, Nancy Logsdon of Los Angeles and Lorraine Meyers of Tampa; a brother, Robert Fairall of Jacksonville; and five grand children. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

LOUISE RHETT, 75, of Tampa died Saturday at South Tampa Health & Rehabilitation Center. A native of Screven County, Ga., she moved to the area in 1956. She was a domestic worker and a member of Pentecostal Church of God and Greater New Hope Apostolic Church. She is survived by a son, Joseph Williams of Savannah, Ga.; a stepson, Earl Williams of Savannah; a daughter, Maggie Watson of Tampa; and three stepdaughters, Josie Williams and Alberta Williams, both of Savannah, and Janice of Enterprise, Ala.; two brothers, Richard Charlton and Abraham Charlton, both of Savannah; 21 grandchildren; and 25 great- grandchildren. Ray Williams Funeral Home; Rhodes & Northern, Owners; Tampa.

MARY SHANER, 73, of White Pigeon, Mich., and Tampa died Monday. A native of England, she was a department manager for Montgomery Ward and Co. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Lindberg of University Park and Joan Hamilton of Tacoma, Wash.; a half-sister, Peg Lewis of England; and two grandchildren. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

CATHERINE E. SHEDD, 79, of Riverview died Tuesday at University Community Hospital. A native of Panama City, Fla., she was a longtime resident, worked for National Cash Register and was a member of First Baptist Church of Bloomingdale. She is survived by two sons, John of Tampa and James Jr. of Riverview; a brother, Tommy Mercer of Jesup, Ga.; four sisters, Evelyn Varnum of Zephyrhills, Doris McIntyre of Largo, Delores Cribbs of Valrico and Gwendolyn Sanders of Lakeland; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

EDWARD SIMS, 55, of Tampa died Nov. 3 at Town & Country Hospital. A lifelong resident, he was a forklift driver for Nitram Inc. and Episcopalian. He is survived by his wife, Annie; five sons, Edward Jr., Tyrone, Tommy, Michael and Jermaine Simmsq; two daughters, Carla Williams and Vetosa Danzy; a brother, Alva of Williamsburg, Va.; a sister, Margaret Lowe; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Ray Williams Funeral Home; Rhodes & Northern, Owners; Tampa.

GLORIA J. SIMS, 52, of Tampa died Thursday. A native of New York City, she moved to the area more than 40 years ago. She was a code enforcement officer for the city of Tampa and a member of St. Luke AME Church. She is survived by a daughter, Joanna; her parents, Frances and Frank Wooden Sr.; a brother, Frank Jr.; two sisters, Wanda Wooden and Linda Myers; and a grandchild. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.

MARY YATES, 45, of Tampa died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital. A lifelong resident, she was a domestic worker. She is survived by a daughter, Lashawn; her mother, Willie Mae English; three brothers, Floyd Davis, Ronald and Daniel; and four sisters, Sylvia Hurley, Patricia Wiggins, Valerie Boyd and Marie. Ray Williams Funeral Home; Rhodes & Northern, Owners; Tampa.

11-7-99 Tampa Tribune

ROBERT E. GRAHAM, 88, of Zephyrhills died Friday at home. A native of Kansas City, Mo., he moved to the area from Louisville, Ky., in 1973. He was a clerk for the Illinois Central Railroad and member of First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; two sons, Robert of Louisville and William of Plant City; a daughter, Linda Rocek of Grapevine, Texas; a sister, Cora Greene of Jeffersontown, Ky; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

EDGAR H. GREEN, 77, of Tampa died Friday. A native of Holipaw, he moved to the area from Jacksonville in 1942. He was a boilermaker, Mason and Baptist. He is survived by two sons, Ray and Freddie, both of Tampa; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.

MARY HEATH, 36, of Tampa died Friday at home. A native of Dubuque, Iowa, she moved to the area from Davenport, Iowa, in 1988. She was a paramedic, vocational teacher for Leary Technical Center and Catholic. She is survived by her father, Leonard of Dubuque; two brothers, Jim of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Tom of Iowa City; and a sister, Anne of Warrenville, Ill. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

LAURA V. HORBACEWICZ, 77, of Tampa died Friday. A native of Simsbury, Conn., she moved to the area 12 years ago from Meriden, Conn. She worked for Pratt & Whitney and volunteered for the League of Mercy and was Catholic. She is survived by her husband, George; three sons, Ted, George and Christopher, all of Connecticut; four daughters, Alice LaMontagne of Oldsmar, Helen Spoto and Patricia Forster, both of Tampa, and Christine Cutrole of Connecticut; two brothers, George Kurmaski of Lake Pannosofkee and Ernie Kurmaski of Connecticut; three sisters, Sophie Wachulski of Connecticut, Nellie Surowsky of Massachusetts and Agnes Casanelli of North Carolina. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.

CURTIS D. JAMES, 70, of Plant City died Friday at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. A native of Smoke Run, Pa., he move to the area six years ago. He is survived by his wife, Georgina; a stepson, Gene Willette of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Cynthia of Plant City; and a brother, Calvin of Jamestown, N.Y. National Cremation Society, Tampa.

EDWARD F. KIDD JR., 86, of Tampa died Friday. A native of Reesville, N.Y., he moved to Tampa from St. Petersburg in 1992. He was a manager for an electric company and member of St. Rapheal Catholic Church. He is survived by two sons, John of Bronxville, N.Y., and David of Treasure Island; a daughter, Diane Kidd-McNeel of Casy Key; a brother, Donald of Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister, Helen Conway of North Syracuse, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

W. BRIAN RONEY, 23, of Brandon died Thursday. A native of Tampa, he was a consultant in the computer industry and Catholic. He is survived by his parents, William and Judy Roney of Brandon, and a sister, Jennifer of Brandon. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Brandon.

THUY LUU, 78, of Tampa died Wednesday at Columbia Northside Medical Center. A native of China, he moved to the area from California in 1987. He was a retired owner of a Chinese medicine sales company and Buddhist. He is survived by four sons, Hung Van and Sanh Nam, both of St. Petersburg, and Tri and Phat, both of Tampa; three daughters, Hanh and Phuong, both of St. Petersburg, and Loi Y of Tampa; and seven grandchildren. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

FLORENCE V. WELLS, 61, of Riverview died Friday at home. A native of Finksburg, Md., she moved to the area from Virginia in 1983. She was a mortgage loan officer for NationsBank and Methodist. She is survived by her husband, Lee Jr.; a daughter, Robin Kidd of Riverview; two brothers, Roger Beam of Elkton, Md., and Louis Beam of Atlanta; and a sister, Melbin Lippy of Clermont. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

E.C. ``PENNY'' YOUNG, 76, of Sun City Center died Saturday at South Bay Hospital. A native of Utica, N.Y., she moved to the area from Port O'Connor, Texas, in 1983. She was a justice of the peace in Calhoun County, Texas, a civil-service employee of the Army & Air Force Exchange in Japan and member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She is survived by a son, Billy; a sister, Jeanne Law; and a grandchild. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.


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