Garden Of Memories

Garden of Memories Funeral Home, Garden of Memories Cemetery, and Myrtle Hill Memorial Park offer Tampa area families the finest in funeral and cemetery services from one convenient location. Founded in 1937 by Senator Ray C. Knopke and Roy Timble, Garden of Memories Cemetery was the first memorial park in Hillsborough County. Additionally, it was the first cemetery in the county to be completely protected by a perpetual care fund from its inception. Consisting of 100 acres of rolling landscape, the cemetery is located in one of the highest sections of the east Tampa area. In its earliest years, the Knopke family expanded their services to offer mausoleum entombment to area families. Serving the growing needs of the community, the mausoleum complex features a climate-controlled chapel with 1,280 crypt spaces. The cemetery's focal point is the Chimes Tower, which exceeds five stories, and was the first columbarium ever built by a cemetery for cremated remains. In 1976, the Knopke family business expanded again with the opening of Knopke Funeral Home. It was the first funeral home to be associated with a major cemetery on the West Coast of Florida. A year later, the name of the home was changed to Garden of Memories Chapel. Today, the original funeral home building serves as a church. Adjacent to the cemetery grounds, the Knopkes built the current Garden of Memories Funeral Home in 1981. The expansive building contains more than 20,000 square feet, including a chapel that comfortably seats 150. Bordering Garden of Memories Cemetery is Myrtle Hill Memorial Park with a rich history dating back to 1917. Founded by Daniel S. Wells, T.O. Wilson and Clifton Benson, the cemetery is situated on a 105-acre tract of land in the northeastern section of Hillsborough County. Purchased by A.C. Clewis and George B. Howell in 1932, the cemetery features a garden mausoleum with a chapel area constructed in the early 1960s. Also within the cemetery is a Catholic section begun in 1926 when the nearby Catholic Church closed its cemetery in Tampa and transferred approximately 100 burials to Myrtle Hill.


Our Obituaries

Jean L. Shuey

September 17, 1918 - April 21, 2014

Jean Emmons Robbins Shuey, age 95 of Tampa, passed away on April 21, 2014. Born September 17, 1918 in South Bend, Indiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, two brothers and a son. She is survived by four children, twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. She was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church. Friends will be received on...
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James Dean McHargue

July 21, 1958 - April 21, 2014

James D McHargue, 55, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, died April 21, 2014, at The Villages, Fl. He was born July 21, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He is the son of James Clayton and Melba Jean McHargue. He is also survived by loving wife Hadie Yvonne McHargue, daughter, Jean Marie, 3 grandchildren , William Jr, Ryder James and Sage Marie , brothers, Allen McHargue and Tracy McHargue, and a sister Susan...
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Shirley J. Wagner

January 9, 1939 - April 18, 2014


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Eulalie Hall

September 28, 1930 - April 18, 2014

HALL, Eulalie, 83, of Tampa, went home to be with the Lord and reunited with the love of her life on April 18, 2014. She was a Christian, and a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Friend. She dedicated her life to her family and church. She retired after 20 years of dedicated service as a teacher at Mango Elementary School. She was an active member of Areme Chapter 147 of the Order...
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Robert F Higginbotham

December 1, 1920 - April 14, 2014


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Andrew D Massari

July 21, 1944 - April 11, 2014

MASSARI, Andrew D., 69, passed away on April 11, 2014 in Tampa. Andrew was born in Tampa, and remained a lifetime resident. He gradu¬ated from Jesuit High School in 1962, and from the University of South Florida in 1972. Andrew proudly served in the United States Navy from 1966-70. He returned to own and operate Model Cash Grocery Store for 40 years, continuing his grandfather's and parents'...
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Juan L Santiago

June 16, 1920 - April 9, 2014

Juan Luis Santiago was born on June 16, 1920, in Utuado, Puerto Rico to Jose Santiago and Sofia Rivera. As a young man, he was a truck driver who hauled bags of cane sugar through the mountains. He proved to be strong and a very hard worker, earning him the nickname "El Torrieto," which translates to "Little Bull." At the age of 27, Juan moved to the United States when he and other young men...
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P.L. Lawrence

June 21, 1934 - April 9, 2014

LAWRENCE, P.L. 79 of Plant City passed away April 9, 2014, after a courageous 7 year battle with cancer. A loving husband, father and grandfather, who loved to hunt, fish and TALK. He enjoyed talking to people and never met a stranger. He worked for and retired from Bowman Transportation and Lakeland Harbor as a maintenance supervisor. He was a member of both Fowler Avenue Baptist Church...
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Vernon C. Guy

November 19, 1927 - April 8, 2014

GUY, Vernon C., 86, of Tampa, FL went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The family will receive friends at 11:30AM Monday, April 14, 2014, at Idlewild Baptist Church in The Fireside Room located at 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., Lutz, FL. He was a member of Idlewild Baptist Church and a former member of Florence Baptist Temple in Florence, SC. Surviving are his son, Philip Guy ...
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Theodore Franklin Peifer

April 12, 1920 - April 8, 2014

PEIFER, Theodore Franklin, 93, of Temple Terrace, went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2014. He was born in Reading, PA to Harry and Minnie Peifer on April 12, 1920. After many years in sales and management positions with Zonolite Co. and W. R. Grace Co, he came to Tampa in 1970 to start his own business, Tedroy Associates, Inc., representing Consolidated Systems, Inc. Steel Floor and Roof...
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Grace Happy Alderman

June 12, 1929 - April 7, 2014


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Thomas A. Mullen

May 9, 1950 - April 5, 2014

Mullen, Thomas Arthur 63, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2014, in Riverview, FL. He was born in Framingham, MA, on May 9, 1950 to the late John and Marguerite (Dunning) Mullen. Tom graduated from Boston College with a degree in Business. He devoted 40 years working in the airline industry for Eastern and then United, of which 15 years was spent based in Washington D. C. working on Air...
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Esla S Goodrich

February 18, 1943 - April 3, 2014

GOODRICH, Elsa S., 71, of Lutz, went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Paul, her brother, Barry Schreibman and his two sons, sister-in-law, Winola Leach, nieces and nephews; Marilyn Thornton, Ronald Leach, Chris Leach, James Leach and Darlene Neiman. She was a lover of animals and rescued all sorts of animals from birds to dogs. She...
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Blanche L Philamalee

April 2, 2014 - April 2, 2014

PHILAMALEE, Blanche L., of Tampa passed away on April 2, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold H. Philamalee. She is survived by her nephew, Richard Llosa (Patricia), her niece, Carol Llosa, and her cousin Aida Gonzalez. Blanche had many friends that would visit with her at University Mall when she would go there to walk for exercise. They were an...
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Nancy E. Meyland

February 10, 1928 - April 2, 2014

MEYLAND, Nancy E, 86, died on April 2, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, George. She is survived by her brother, Thomas Daughety; 2 daugh¬ters, Carol Meyland and Kathy Robbins (Kenneth); 2 grandchildren, Kenn Robbins (Mandi), and Susan Dennis (Adam); 4 great grandchildren, Audrey Robbins, Hayden Dennis, Mailyn Dennis, Keegan Robbins. She was a teacher / curriculum specialist in...
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Luis Angel Zavala, Sr

December 11, 1941 - March 30, 2014

Zavala, Luis Angel, Sr. age 72 passed away on March 30, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife, Hidelisa Zavala, sons, Richard, Michael and Luis,Jr, brothers Juan and Wilfredo, sisters, Iris, Giga, Carmen S. and Carmen, grandchildren, Sharllene, Michael, Luis III and Olivia, great grandchildren, Sharlett and Jayden. Friends will be received on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12:00 PM until time of...
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Christine B Swoyer

May 8, 1926 - March 29, 2014

SWOYER, Christine 87, of Brandon, FL was born on May 8, 1926. She passed away on March 29, 2014. Christine loved her family. She is survived by her dearest husband of 65 years, George Swoyer, her revered son Jeffery Swoyer, her daughter Deborah Bausher, her caring grandchildren Joy Paquette, Jeffery D. Swoyer, Brandon Bausher, Jennifer Schwartz and her loving great grand children, Cameron...
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Barbara Ellen Mullins

September 26, 1943 - March 28, 2014


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Stanley W. Cole

March 3, 1926 - March 28, 2014

Cole, Stanley W., 88, of Tampa, passed away March 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his 8 siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Roz, his daughters, Sher Johnson (Larry), Phyllisann Humphreys (Stephen), granddaughters, Kerry Humphreys (Jason Lambe), Jamie Humphreys (Emma Hutt), grandson, Trevor Johnson, great grandchildren, Madison and Ryan James Humphreys, and his dog,...
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Marcella "Marcy" J. Green

March 7, 1961 - March 27, 2014

GREEN, Marcella "Marcy" J., age 53, of Tampa, passed away on March 27, 2014. She was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, on March 7, 1961, and moved to Brandon in 1972. She is survived by her husband, John Green, daughter, Mary, stepdaughters, Kimberly and April, and stepsons, Bill and Kyle. She is also survived by her parents, Mary Ann and Jerry Serafin, one sister, Barbara, and three brothers,...
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Hattie F Jennings

March 29, 1923 - March 23, 2014

JENNINGS, Hattie Fowler, 90, of Tampa, went to be with her Lord on March 23, 2014. Hattie was born March 29, 1923, in Amelia County, Virginia, to the late Laura and Joseph Fowler. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Jennings, Sr. and her son, Raymond A. Jennings. She is survived by her remaining children, James E. Jennings, Jr. (Kay), Carol A. Wright (Kevin), Nancy C. Jennings,...
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Mary Adele Herndon

November 1, 1919 - March 22, 2014

HERNDON, Mary Adele, 94 of Brandon FL. Passed away on March 22nd 2014 in Brandon. Survivors includes: Daughters, Linda Goldstein and Betty Valenti, son, Warren Morgan, and 6 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins and loving friends. Family will receive visitors at 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A. M. on Wednesday March 26th 2014 at the Garden of Memories...
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Demois Henson

January 11, 1922 - March 21, 2014


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Jeanie Lopez

March 21, 2014

LOPEZ, Jeanie Singleton, 63, lost her battle with cancer March 21, 2014 with Rick, her husband of 37 years, family members and friends at her side. Jeanie was born in LaGrange, GA raised in Tampa, graduated from Chamberlain HS in 1968. Jeanie will be remembered as Mom, Sis, Nana, Aunt Jeanie and Friend to so many. Jeanie loved being outdoors working with her plants, spending time with family and...
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Eloise J Ball

January 16, 1931 - March 20, 2014

Eloise Ball, 83, of Upper Sandusky and formerly of Tampa, FL, died at her residence the morning of Thursday, March 20, 2014. Born January 16, 1931 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Fred M. and Ruth V. Foust. She was married to James C. McClish and he preceded her in death on November 15, 1978. She later married Robert Ball and he preceded her in death on August 12, 1944. ...
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Nereida G Calvo

July 20, 1949 - March 20, 2014


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Charles Thomas Sater

January 25, 1925 - March 19, 2014


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Emma M Zarate

September 16, 1928 - March 16, 2014

ZARATE, Emma M., 85, of Tampa,Fl passed away on March 16, 2014. She is survived by her loving family. Garden of Memories Funeral Home.
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Christopher C Turner, Jr

May 24, 1943 - March 16, 2014

TURNER Jr., Christopher C. 70, went home to be with his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ on March 16, 2014. Born in Deland, Florida he was a long time resident of the Tampa area. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Judy, their daughter Lori, and brother Steve. Survived by his sister, Della Womack, 2 sons, Joe Benjamin, wife Michelle, Tom Benjamin, wife Jeanne, a daughter Jennifer Sweet, 11...
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Vera Pitts

August 26, 1938 - March 16, 2014

PITTS, Vera Mae, 75, of Tampa, went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Leon Pitts, daughter, Pam Capitano, son, Len Pitts, sisters, Corrine Oliver, Evie Lee Blackburn and Annie Graham. She is survived by her son, Mike Pitts (Angie), 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mary Ann Nelson (Kenneth), Patricia Duncan, nieces,...
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James E Nipper

September 26, 1926 - March 16, 2014


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Amada Mary Rumore

September 13, 1929 - March 15, 2014

RUMORE, Amada P. "Mary", 84 of Tampa, went home to be with the Lord on March 15, 2014. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Sister-in-Law, Nana, and Abuela. Her life was her family, always putting others before herself. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband; Gaspare, and is survived by their Son, Ron Rumore (Katy), Daughter, Yolie Garner (Ron), Sister, Olga Ortiz, Sister in Law, Rose...
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Ana Roman

October 9, 1935 - March 14, 2014

ROMAN, Ana, 78, of Tampa, passed away March 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Gilberto, and her grandson, Ricky Roman. She is survived by her children, Gilberto Roman (Juanita), Carlos Roman (Maria), Leticia Roman, daughter-in-law; Kim Starr, sister, Rosaura Correa, grandson, Gilberto C. Roman III, nieces, nephews and other extended family. She was a loving...
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Lee Roy Earnheart

October 29, 1928 - March 14, 2014

EARNHEART, Lee Roy, 85, of Zephyrhills, Fl died on March 14, 2014. Survived by his daughter, Mary and other extended family. Garden of Memories Funeral Home.
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Ernest Anthony Sinnes

May 27, 1926 - March 14, 2014

SINNES, Ernest "Ernie" Anthony, 87, of Tampa, passed away March 14, 2014. He served as an MP in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during WWII. After an honorable discharge, he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. After learning several trades, Ernie bought Woodall Signs in 1960. He owned and operated the business for 45 yrs. in Drew Park. An avid Bucs fan, Ernie was a season ticket...
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Douglas C Hamm

March 11, 1930 - March 13, 2014

Hamm, Douglas C. 84, of Tampa, FL graduated to glory March 13, 2014 Doug is survived by Sondra, his loving wife of 55 years and his three children, Belinda Hamm, Carla Hargett (Russ), and Davanna Hamm, seven grandchildren, sister Arlene Osgood Calhoun and several nieces and nephews. A graduate of Hillsborough High School and a U.S. Army veteran Doug, was a sign designer in Tampa. He was a...
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Gertrude E Tillery

November 7, 1929 - March 13, 2014

TILLERY, Gertrude Elizabeth was born in Virginia on November 7, 1929 to William and Annie Capps Tillery. She is preceded in death by her parents, her long time partner Martin Wilson and three of her siblings; Leonard, Buddy, and Ann. She is survived by her sister Erma (Herbert) of Virginia Beach, VA, and many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. Gertie moved to Florida as a...
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Ruth E Brown

September 23, 1928 - March 11, 2014


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Charles E Leverett

November 5, 1929 - March 10, 2014


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Celia C. Simmons

June 22, 1936 - March 10, 2014

SIMMONS, Celia 77, of Tampa, passed away 3/10/14. A funeral service will be held Mon., March 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm at the Myrtle Hill Cemetery, 4207 E. Lake Ave, Tampa
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Mary Ann Britt

September 14, 1927 - March 10, 2014

BRITT, Mary Ann, 86, of Temple Terrace, passed away March 10, 2014. She was a charter member of First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace and served as WMU President, sang in the church choir and was a member of the TT Women's Club. She was preceded in death by her son, Frank Britt and sister, Martha Finch. Survived by her loving husband of 69 yrs., Donald Raymond Britt; daughter, Donna Marie...
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Adrian A Castro

February 12, 1929 - March 10, 2014

CASTRO, Adrian "Bevi", 85, of Tampa, passed away March 10, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Avelino & Emily Castro. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary, his sons, Adrian R. (Mildred) Castro, Randy T. (Nancy) Castro, Roger K. (Lynn) Castro, 7 grandchil¬dren, 6 great grandchildren, his brother, Hector (Mercy) Castro, and many loving family members and friends. He...
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Billy Steger

February 23, 1938 - March 10, 2014


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Maria del Carmen Suarez

September 12, 1953 - March 8, 2014

SUAREZ, Maria C., Maria was born Maria delCarmen Gonzalez in Havana, Cuba on September 12th, 1953. She left Cuba for the US with her sister Angie, at eight years of age, on 1-15-62 as part of the Operation Pedro Pan air lift. The two sisters arrived in Miami. They spend two weeks in an old air base in Florida City before being sent to St. Mary's School, an orphanage run by the Dominican Nuns in...
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Elsie Rodriguez

December 18, 1939 - March 7, 2014


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Christopher Michael Johnson

November 15, 1988 - March 6, 2014


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Ernestine Tina Belstrom

October 19, 1917 - March 5, 2014


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Kenneth W Norris

January 11, 1929 - March 5, 2014


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James Sydney Barrett

December 13, 1915 - March 5, 2014

Dr. J. Sydney (Syd) Barrett died peacefully on March 5, 2014 at age 98. Born in Canada, he was married to Eva M. Barrett for 67 years. He was deeply proud of his family: children, Jim (Patti), David (Rica), Marna, and John (Cindy); grandchildren, Sarah (Josh), Alix, Mahria, and Isabel; and dear friends he considered family, Doris, HuiYi (George and children Robert and Edward). Syd was an ordained...
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Kathryn Fruchey

September 9, 1921 - March 3, 2014

FRUCHEY, Kathryn E., 92, of Tampa and Pandora, OH. The Lord called her home on March 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years, Samuel E. Fruchey and her daughter, Saundra Traina. She is survived by her son Ronald (Linda), grandchildren, Ronnie fruchey, Rhonda Bird (Johnny), Troy Traina (Tammy), Tony Traina (Cheryl), Amanda Ollek (Paul), Josh Fruchey (Alysha), nine...
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Anna M Gonzalez

September 25, 1930 - March 2, 2014


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Nancy Smith

September 3, 1943 - March 1, 2014

SMITH, Nancy Allen, 70, of Tampa, FL passed away on March 1, 2014. She is survived by her loving family. Garden of Memories Funeral Home.
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Pablo Figueroa

August 17, 1927 - March 1, 2014


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Margaret Jones

January 3, 1916 - March 1, 2014

JONES DOERNER, Margaret 98, of Tampa FL, affectionately known as "Mom," Nana," and "Big Nana," passed away Saturday, March 1st in her home at Savannah Court assisted living facility in Brandon. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church at 12708 N. Dale Mabry Hwy on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 9:30AM . Pallbearers will be Chad Bedee, Tim Doerner, Tony Fernandez, Josh Matheney,...
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Joe Romano

February 27, 1931 - February 25, 2014

ROMANO, Joe, 82, of Tampa, passed away Feb 25, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Gloria, his children, Rose Carrick (Tom), Joe Romano (Sharon), Amy Reyes (David), his grandchildren, Sarah Hart (Michael), Christina Brannan (Tony), Alex Romano, Jenna Melasi (Mike), Lance Ippolito, Giavonna Reyes, Gage Reyes, Gabriella Reyes, his great grandchildren, Daniel Hart, Robert Hart, and...
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Pablo Medina, Jr.

December 14, 1960 - February 24, 2014


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Myra A. Albritton

August 31, 1929 - February 24, 2014

ALBRITTON, Myra A., 83, of Tampa passed away on February 24, 2014. She is survived by her children, Christopher, Darlene, Susan, Jack and Johnny; sister, Gwen; 10 grandchil¬dren; 11 great grandchil¬dren. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:30pm at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Avenue, Tampa,FL. The family will receive friends on Thurs¬day,...
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L.C. Davenport

June 18, 1931 - February 23, 2014


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Edward Lee Fulk

November 12, 1948 - February 22, 2014


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Madeleine Brown (Liccio)

January 11, 1928 - February 22, 2014

BROWN (LICCIO), Madeleine 86, of Tampa passed away on February 22,2014. She is survived by her brother, Felix LoCicero; son, Dennis Liccio; daughter, Cynthia La Nauz; nephew, Daniel La Nauz; niece, Cristina La Nauz and other loving family mem-bers. Graveside service will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:00AM at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, 4202 E. Lake Avenue, Tampa, FL.
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Yrene Blondina Conde

July 3, 1923 - February 22, 2014


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Thelma Dorothy Taggart

September 8, 1923 - February 21, 2014


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Margaret M Taylor

April 2, 1930 - February 20, 2014

TAYLOR, Margaret M., 83 of Tampa, passed away Feb 20, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Marian Kohrs (Kevin), Diane Taylor (David Doyle), partner, Joseph G. Taylor, grandchildren, Elizabeth A. Burton(Stephen), Kevin J, Kohrs, Anthony L. Warner, Jeffrey E. Kohrs, great grandchildren, Logan Doyle, Eli Warner, Evan Warner, Liam Burton, and many other loving family and friends. She was very...
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Viola H Skau

September 15, 1918 - February 19, 2014

SKAU, Viola H., 95, of Seffner, went home to be with the Lord Feb 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bertrand and precious daughter, Barbara. She is survived by her daughters, Betty Wetmore (Dwight), Carol Slane (Chris), Brenda Warner (Jim), 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and loved...
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James Henry Fritz, Jr

December 26, 1925 - February 18, 2014

FRITZ, James H., 88, of Tampa, passed away February 18, 2014. He is preceded in death by 2 grandsons. Survived by wife, Myra Waneta Fritz; daughters, Janet (Harold) Devoe, Nadine (Art) Haines, Sedra (Tom) Downs; son, Roger (Debbie) Fritz; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Charlotte (Russell) & sister-in-law, Helen. Funeral service will be Sat. 3pm with 1 hr. prior visitation at...
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Miriam L. Johnson

July 24, 1925 - February 17, 2014

JOHNSON, Miriam Louise, 88, of Riverview, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Arthur Joseph Johnson, and two sisters, Naomi Arnowitt and Dorothy Jean Mallo. She is survived by her daughters, Selah McKinney (John), Orelia Joiner (Joel), her grandchildren, Samuel McKinney (Amber), Jennifer Wallace (Allen), ...
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Baby Orlando Bonilla III

February 13, 2014 - February 17, 2014

BONILLA, III, Baby Orlando 4 days old, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 17, 2014. He survived by his mother, Priscilla Lane; father, Orlando Bonilla, Jr.; sister, Lenia Lane; grandfather, Robert Lane; great grand-mother, Marquetta Lane; aunts, Cheryl Lane; Rebecca Lawson; SP Bonilla; grandfather, Orlando Bonilla, Sr. and many other loving family. Visitation will take place Friday from...
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Michelle Lynn Toland

May 26, 1969 - February 16, 2014


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Jewel Winifred Lawton

August 17, 1922 - February 12, 2014

LAWTON, Jewel W., died Peacefully in Tampa on Thursday February 13, 2014. She was married over 50 plus years to Warren A Lawton. She leaves a Sister Rosamond Williams. Two Sons Stuart (Barbara) and Earl (Paulette), and Family, Stu Jr., Kristie, Evan, Steve, Larry, Meagan, and Devin. She retired from Hillsborough County Schools. Friends will be received on Monday February 17, 2013 from 11:30 AM...
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Eursel T. Norman

April 26, 1937 - February 7, 2014

NORMAN, Eursel, 76, blissfully married to John D. Norman for over 50 years passed on to her final resting place on February 7, 2014. Mother of three, Patricia D. Cooley, Jay T. Norman and Janice R. Jenkins. Grandmother of four, Jarid R. Cooley, Patrick S. Cooley, John H. (Jenkins) Emiba and Britney Jenkins, Son-in-law, James E. Cooley. She had three brothers and three sisters, one of each is...
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George C. Crowe

April 28, 1928 - February 7, 2014


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Anthony "Tony" Mandikas

May 4, 1973 - February 6, 2014

Anthony "Tony" Mandikas, age 40, left to be with the Lord, February 6, 2014, in San Antonio TX. He is predeceased by grandfathers Daniel Henzler and William Mandikas. Tony is survived by his wife, Cristina and their daughter, Anastasia, San Antonio TX; son, Austin, Hilton Head SC; parents, Lois and William "Bill"; brother, William Jr. (Staci) and niece, Emma Grace, Brandon; grandmothers, Arlene...
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Hubert H. Patterson

March 4, 1929 - February 6, 2014

PATTERSON, Hubert H., 84 of Tampa, made his final journey home on Thursday, Feb 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Patricia. He is survived by his sons Danny (Susan) Patterson, Dennis Patterson, and daughter, Cindy Kessel, his grandchildren, Kevin Patterson, Beth (David) Culver, Stephanie Patterson, Jonathan Kessel, great grandchildren, Kaela Culver, Kendall...
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Eric A. Salabarria

April 9, 1985 - February 5, 2014


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Chelsea L. Sizemore

November 29, 1992 - February 5, 2014

SIZEMORE, Chelsea L., 21, of Tampa, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Mackenzie Sophia; father, Dave "Flash" Morgan, step mother, Suzette Sizemore and mother, Edith Nix; sister Stephanie Sizemore, and step siblings Vivienne, Menelik and Emmanuel. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E....
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Hipatia L. Paez

November 14, 1918 - February 2, 2014


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Eleanor C Darrigo

May 25, 1928 - January 30, 2014

Eleanor C. Darrigo age 85, passed away on January 30, 2014. A lifelong resident of Tampa, graduate of Hillsborough HS. She worked and retired from American Can Company, a member of local 2120, Steelworkers Union. In faith in Jesus Christ's salvation, she joins her husband of 43 years, Joseph Darrigo, who passed away in July, 2013. She was also preceded in death by a son, Miguel Vega. She is...
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Joe Clinton Folds

November 26, 1942 - January 28, 2014

FOLDS, Joe Clinton, 71 of Tampa, passed away Jan 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 23 years, Lavelle, and his daughter, Mary Pirkle. He is survived by his children, Terri Skeens (Kenny), Yvonne Nelson, Jackie McNeill (Marty), J.J. (Lisa), grandchildren, Dayshun, Jazper, Hayden, Amber Nelson, Jack Nelson, David, Amanda, Jessie, Colin and Ryan; his best friend, Pat Luckow,...
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George M Truitt, Sr

November 14, 1933 - January 28, 2014

TRUITT, George M. Sr., 80, of Tampa, passed away Jan 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret. He is survived by his children, George Truitt and Mari (Richard) Truitt-Cordell, his grandson, Max, brother, Harry, nephews and other loving family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed. A visitation will be held on Wed, Feb 5, 2014, from 6-8 pm at...
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Carol Ann Louallen

September 9, 1944 - January 27, 2014

LOUALLEN, Carol Ann, 69, of Williamsburg, OH, passed away Jan 27, 2014. She is survived by her loving family. Services by Garden of Memories
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Emily Edens Dougherty

December 18, 1921 - January 27, 2014

DOUGHERTY, Emily Edens, 92, passed into Heaven on January 27, 2014. Mrs. Dougherty was born to Ida Mae and Hiram P. Edens in a small log cabin in Hancock County, TN. After graduating high school at Rye Cove, Emily worked at the Tennessee Eastman Co. for several years and then attended Lincoln Memorial University and East Tennessee State University and graduated with a degree in Education and a...
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Georgina Almeida

April 19, 1929 - January 26, 2014


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Philip Vincent Guedry

November 17, 1927 - January 25, 2014


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George E Donahue

January 31, 1940 - January 25, 2014

DONAHUE, George, 73, of Lutz, went to his heavenly home on January 25, 2014. A loving Christian husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed golfing, traveling, camping and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his high school sweetheart, Janet, loving wife of 53 years; daughters Deborah Fink (Mark), Diane Turner (Chris), and Denise Donahue (Steve), siblings Frances Wilson ...
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Eugenia R. Julian

June 26, 1931 - January 23, 2014

JULIAN, Eugenia R., 82, of Tampa went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Debra McCreary; son, Joe Julian; grand¬daughter, Stephanie Wilson (Michael); great grandchil¬dren, Ava and Aiden Wilson; sisters, Dolores Fernandez and Olga Ciccarello; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will take place on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10AM at Garden of...
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Phyllis G Eady

December 16, 1944 - January 23, 2014


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John Patrinostro

March 4, 1925 - January 20, 2014


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Minnie E Garcia

January 13, 1916 - January 19, 2014

GARCIA, Minnie E., 98, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, Jan 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 22 years, Lawrence, her daughter, Lillian, and her two sisters and brother. She is survived by her three sons, Tom Mundy (Flo), Manuel Garcia (DeeDee), Ed Garcia (Kim), 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren, Tommy & Cathy Morton, numerous...
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Lazaro Tomas Gomez

January 10, 1929 - January 19, 2014

GOMEZ, Lazaro Tomas, 85, passed away 01/19/2014. Visitation will be Wednesday 6p-9p with Funeral svc. Thursday 12:30pm at Garden of Memories Funeral Home and Cemetery.
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Kathy Morgan

December 25, 1959 - January 19, 2014


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Judge Leslie Head, Jr

March 15, 1932 - January 18, 2014


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Bridget Scheffler

October 6, 1921 - January 17, 2014


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Merle L Dowell

June 3, 1932 - January 17, 2014

DOWELL, Merle L., 81, of Wesley Chapel, Fl went home to be with the Lord on January 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Knish and son, Robert Dowell. She is survived by her children, Yvonne Pawelkeiwicz (Dave), Bertha Smith, James Dowell, Darlene Dowell; son in law, Alex Knish; numer¬ous grandchildren and great grandchildren; 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral service will...
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Rose Seneca

July 13, 1911 - January 17, 2014

SENECA, Rose, 102, of Tampa and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away Friday, Jan 17, 2014. She is proceeded in death by her 8 siblings, husband, Fred, and son, Fred, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Caroline, and son, Robert, 8 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. A Celebration of her life will be Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 from 5-8 pm at her home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday,...
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Alice M. Dangerfield

July 10, 1909 - January 16, 2014

DANGERFIELD, Alice M., 104, of Plant City, Fl. passed away on January 16, 2014. Survived by her daughter, Margaret Fraser; 6 GC, 13 GGC and 2 GGGC. Graveside service will take place on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 11Am at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 E Lake Avenue, Tampa, Fl.
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Elio Fernandez

July 25, 1919 - January 15, 2014

FERNANDEZ, Elio G., age 94 of Tampa, passed away on January 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Luz Mary Fernandez, brother, Rolando Fernandez and sisters, Aurelia Saavedra, Esperanza Fernandez and many loving nieces and nephews and their families. Elio lived his life as he wished and died peacefully, just the way he would have wanted it. Friends will be received on Saturday, January 18, 2014,...
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Sandra Diane Barco

January 26, 1943 - January 15, 2014

BARCO, Sandra Diane, nee Lima, 70, of Tampa, passed away Jan 15, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Barco Cobian, grandson, Jon Cobian, nephews, Rob Lima, Trent Lima, Zack Lima, Caleb Lima and niece Ashley Lima. She was an elementary math teacher for Hillsborough County for 42 years, most recently at Cannella Elementary for over 20 years. Her family and friends will miss her spunk and...
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Mary Arnold

July 17, 1917 - January 14, 2014

Mary Alice Webb Arnold, 96, passed away January 14th in Shawnee, OK. Born in Bushnell, FL, July 17, 1917, the daughter of John and Elsie Walker. She was a homemaker and a secretary for Dale Gertz Insurance and El Bethel Baptist Church. A member of Forest Hills Baptist Church, Mary was active in the missionary work of the Tampa Bay Baptist Association for many years. Preceded in death by husbands...
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Aaron J rodriguez

February 6, 1933 - January 14, 2014

RODRIQUEZ, Aaron J., 80, of Tampa passed away on January 14, 2013. He was survived by his loving family and his special friend, Mickey. Garden of Memories Funeral Home.
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Joseph L Hershey

April 28, 1940 - January 13, 2014


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