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Tampa was a very small city in 1913 when the doors first opened at the Blount Henderson Funeral Home. This partnership was short-lived however, with Frazier T. Blount purchasing Henderson's interest four years later, forming the F. T. Blount Company Funeral Home. In that era, funeral establishments were usually small converted residences. Searching for larger quarters, Mr. Blount purchased two homes on the northeast corner of Tyler and Marion Streets. One structure was converted to a funeral home and the other became his family residence. An enclosed passageway connected the two facilities creating Tampa's first funeral home staffed on a 24-hour basis. In 1952, Mr. Blount decided to retire and sold his business to two of his key employees, Henry Hale and Jack Yent, Sr. Three years later, Hale and Yent built Tampa's first conventional funeral home on Nebraska Avenue. That building now houses the administrative offices and training center for new employees and continuing education classrooms for all personnel. Over the years, numerous firms from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties joined the F.T. Blount firms, including Curry & Son Funeral Home, founded by Mark Curry, Jr. In late 2006, the Terrace Oaks Chapel was added to serve families of Temple Terrace and the Tampa area. Today, four chapels and three cemeteries proudly serve the residents of Tampa as members of the Blount & Curry family. Life is very precious. When a life does end, saying goodbye is very difficult. It is the mission of the Blount & Curry family of funeral homes to assist families through this most difficult period by providing the very finest services and cemeteries in the most caring and meaningful way.


Our Obituaries

Walter Martin Pelc

May 9, 1933 - March 25, 2015

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Mildred Diefenderfer

November 19, 1934 - March 25, 2015

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Kurt Kevin Wadsworth

April 21, 1957 - March 23, 2015

WADSWORTH SR., Kurt Kevin, born on April 21, 1957 passed from this earth on March 23, 2015 at his home in Tampa, Florida. Though his body has departed us and his song has ended, his melody and fun loving spirit lingers on. Kurt is survived by his parents Dr. Donald and Mrs. Laura Wadsworth; siblings, Stacie Wadsworth, Dacia Hagen, Brett Wadsworth and Linda Mohler; children, Dacia Lynn Wadsworth...
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Irene Eleanor Russell

May 18, 1921 - March 23, 2015

RUSSELL, Irene Eleanor, of Tampa, was born on May 18, 1921 in Rockville, CT to the late Stanley Slivinski and Mary Deptula Slivinski. She went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the age of 93 years old. In addition to her parents, Irene is preceded in death by her beloved husband Clinton A. Russell and her sisters Aurelia C. Slivinski and Alice S. Slivinski. She is survived...
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Janice Lynn Shea

September 2, 1958 - March 22, 2015

SHEA, Janice Lynn, 56, of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully on March 22, 2015. She was a graduate of Florida State University and the University of South Florida obtaining a Master Degree in Library Science. Ms. Shea was a long time teacher in local area schools before retiring. She enjoyed cross stitching and spending time with her family. She was also a member of Exciting Idlewild Baptist...
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Kathryn Drake

July 9, 1935 - March 19, 2015

Drake, Kathryn, 79, passed away on March 19th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her sister Altamay “Sandy” Hanley and her brother Charles “Buddy” McKissick, Jr. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Ralph; her nine children - sons David (Kathy); Kevin (Mary); Raymond; John (Lisa); Timothy (Claudia); Michael (Kelli); Jeffrey (Julie); and daughters...
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Vivian Bertha Harned

November 30, 1940 - March 18, 2015

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Joyce Kirschner

April 13, 1927 - March 18, 2015

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Keith Corey Robke

April 23, 1982 - March 17, 2015

Robke, Keith Corey, aged 32, passed away suddenly on the morning of March 17, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Lorie Robke; his two brothers, Larry and Sean; sister-in-law, Valouny; niece, Hailey; 6 aunts, 3 uncles, and a world of friends. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 1pm-4pm with funeral service at 4pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home at 3207 W. Bears Ave,...
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Leonard Brown

January 19, 1918 - March 15, 2015

Leonard Brown, 97, passed from this earth on March 15, 2015. A kind and gentle man, Leonard lived life to the fullest. He loved reading and writing, music and dancing, good conversation and good food, especially dessert. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Richmond, Virginia, but left at 18 to hitchhike to sunny Miami Beach, Florida. He then moved to Wilson, NC to work with his...
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Marlin Archie Smith

January 5, 1939 - March 14, 2015

Smith, Marlin, 76, of Tampa, passed away March 14, 2015. In addition to his parents, Marlin was preceded in death by his daughter Sabrina Effner. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Bruyere Smith of 43 years; children, Kenneth, Lisa Thiel (Steven), Marlin A. Jr., Andrew (Jeanette), William (Christine), Elizabeth Walsh (Brad) and his son-in-law Leroy Effner. Also surviving are...
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John Melchinger

February 24, 1948 - March 13, 2015

After a long and hard fought battle, John moved on to his next assignment on March 12, 2015. Raised in a life insurance family in northern NJ racing sailboats on Barnegat Bay, talking topics at the dinner table with his father well beyond his years and playing his heart out on bass guitar with the Fender Benders; left NYU to do Smallpox eradication in West Africa; US Military Intelligence...
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George Patrick McKinley

August 23, 1942 - March 13, 2015

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Patrick Gerald Kennedy

August 7, 1945 - March 11, 2015

KENNEDY, Patrick “JERRY “, 69, of Tampa, Florida entered into rest on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Jerry served in the United States Air Force. He was also a member of the local Corvette Club and loved his classic cars. Jerry leaves behind his beloved wife of 44 years, Sharran Kennedy whom he married on December 5, 1970; he also leaves behind his son, Patrick Kennedy Jr. of Tampa,...
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Madelyne Winona Watts

September 14, 1992 - March 11, 2015

WATTS, Madelyne, passed away after a life-long battle with cystic fibrosis with her loving family at her side on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 22. Maddy had the heart of a lion and brought light into every life she encountered. The world is a darker place without her presence. But all who have been touched by her story of strength and courage in the face of unimaginable adversity will...
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Maria Vivienne Lazarus

January 31, 1956 - March 10, 2015

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Violet P. Serra

May 28, 1928 - March 9, 2015

SERRA, Violet P. Scaglione, 86,passed away on March 9, 2015. Born and raised in Ybor City, she made Tampa her lifelong home. She was born to Nunzio and Laura Noto Scaglione. She attended and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1947. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis V. Serra and her brothers Basil, Tony, Joe, Nick and Al. Survivors include her son Kevin, Daughter Pam (Derek)...
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Karen Ruth King

May 22, 1940 - March 6, 2015

Karen King died peacefully in St. Joseph’s Hospital North at the age of 74.Karen was born Mantua Ohio in 1940. She was married to her loving husband, Bart for 54 years. Karen and Bart enjoyed a wonderful life together raising their two children, Kevin and Jeff. Karen loved to cook, sew dolls, travel, and spend time with family and friends.Her children remember her as the most loving, caring...
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Tiffany S. Brown

April 6, 1972 - March 5, 2015

BROWN, Tiffany Sue, passed into the hands of our Lord on March 5, 2015, in her home while in the loving arms of her family. She was born in Tampa and was a graduate of the University of South Florida and conducted her graduate studies at Troy State University. Tiffany was both graceful and courageous in her valiant fight with cancer. She is the loving daughter of John and Sally Garcia and beloved...
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Patricia Jane Bowmer

March 3, 1945 - March 4, 2015

Bowmer, Patricia J. “Patty”, 70, of Land O Lakes, entered peacefully into Heaven on March 4, 2015 surrounded by her loving family after a prolonged illness. Patty was born in Hamilton, Ohio and moved to the Tampa area at the age of 8. She enjoyed a long career of 30 plus years with the Hillsborough County School System. Patty was predeceased by her parents, Dorothy and Lester Bruns...
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Francis Richard Meehan

December 21, 1924 - March 2, 2015

MEEHAN, Francis Richard 90, of Tampa, passed away peacefully at home on March 2, holding the hand of his devoted wife of 66 years, Eleanore. Francis was born in the Bronx, NY, on December 21, 1924. He served in the armed forces as a young man of nineteen for four years. Francis worked simultaneously as a NYC Firefighter and Ornamental Ironworker for over twenty years. By the sweat of his brow,...
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Jack W. Kirschmann

December 1, 1947 - February 28, 2015

Kirschmann, Jack, 67, passed away suddenly and without warning on February 28, 2015. As many of his friends knew, he had a long battle with heart disease and unfortunately, it claimed his life this time. Jack was a genuine, caring and a funny man who touched the lives of everyone he knew. Jack had a special gift which allowed him to never meet a stranger. Instead, he made people smile and laugh...
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Jewell E. Brown

November 3, 1916 - February 27, 2015

BROWN, Jewell Esther, 98, 0f Tampa, passed away on February 27, 2015. In addition to her parents, Jewell is preceded in death by her loving husband Heber of 68 years and her son Robert. She was a loving mother to Nancy Lazcano; beloved grandma to Julie Bray and her husband Kevin and cherished Gigi to Ashlyn and Mackenzie Bray. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday,...
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Elfriede Anna Hobbs

May 29, 1929 - February 26, 2015

Elfriede Anna Hendrich Hobbs of Tampa, Florida, 85, a long-time resident of the Tampa Bay area, passed away on February 26, 2015 at the Florida Hospital in Tampa, Florida after a brief illness.Born May 29, 1929 in Graslitz, Czechoslovakia, Elfriede spent her childhood years here and after the end of WWII, she and her family relocated to Fischach, Germany, a municipality in the district of...
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Elia Conto

March 24, 1924 - February 23, 2015

CONTO, Elia, 90, passed peacefully on February 23rd, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Lino Conto; son Dante Conto (Rosy) of Lutz; daughters Rina Sherman (George) of Heidelberg, Germany; Darlina Conto of Lutz; grandchildren Dina and Lino Sherman, and Massimo Conto. Always impeccably dressed, Elia had a wonderful, happy personality and enjoyed laughter, singing and dancing and was...
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Pat Perna

October 6, 1952 - February 23, 2015

PERNA, Pat, 62, of Tampa, entered into Heaven peacefully from his home after a long battle with Colon Cancer on February 23rd. Born in Mt. Vernon N.Y., Pat moved to Tampa at the age of 20 and attended The University of South Florida. He worked for the restaurant Industry for years until he met the love of his life and became a Felony Probation Officer for the Dept. of Corrections to provide a...
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Joan Acker Del Rio

November 4, 1948 - February 22, 2015

Joan Acker Del Rio, 66, of Tampa, FL, passed away on February 22, 2015 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Born November 4, 1948 in Springfield, MA, Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Burton and Dorathea Acker, and is survived by Richard, her loving husband of nearly 49 years, her daughter Lori Del Rio, daughter and son-in-law Gia and Larry Clinkscales, son and daughter-in-law Rick...
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Apryl Natalie Foster

March 1, 1981 - February 22, 2015

Apryl Natalie Shackelford Foster, age 33, from Brandon, Florida went missing on Thursday, February 12, 2015. The City of Tampa and the world embraced her as they desperately searched for her. She was found on Sunday, February 22, 2015 after having a tragic car accident. Apryl was born on March 1, 1981 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She graduated from Gretna High School in Gretna, Nebraska in 1999 where...
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Brian Allen Greenbaum

November 1, 1956 - February 22, 2015

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Frank Thomas Molfese

April 19, 1943 - February 21, 2015

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Nelle Roller Anderson

January 5, 1927 - February 21, 2015

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Carmelina Giuliani

August 29, 1930 - February 21, 2015

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Joseph Rauner

December 15, 1928 - February 21, 2015

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Jose Antonio Morales-Santana

June 13, 1929 - February 20, 2015

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Maurice Cartwright Padden

February 7, 1931 - February 20, 2015

Major General Maurice Cartwright “Tim” PaddenDied peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and daughters on February 20, 2015. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia on February 7, 1931 to Katherine Allison Cartwright and John Richard Padden, General Padden attended Xavier University and graduated from Ohio State University in 1952. In 1953, he began his 34 year career in the United States...
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Allen Adolf Van Horn

June 27, 1933 - February 18, 2015

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Mary Elizabeth Hubbard

December 22, 1922 - February 15, 2015

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George F. Johnson

October 16, 1929 - February 15, 2015

Johnson, George F. Jr., 85, passed peacefully into the hands of God on February 15, 2015.George was a Chicago native, the second son of George and Grace Johnson. He was a member of the St. Bernard’s Class of 1943 and the DeLaSalle Institute Class of 1947. Upon graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, 544th Field Artillery Battalion for two years. Soon after, he met the lovely Peggy...
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Josephine N. Scionti

February 11, 1918 - February 14, 2015

SciontiScionti, Josephine Noto(Nana), 97, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 14, 2015. She was born in Tampa to Gaetano Noto and Angelina Mistretta . She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo (Babe) Scionti of 35 years and son Anthony (Tony ) Scionti. She is survived by Pearl Scionti, wife of Tony; her daughters, Angie Futch (John) and Jennie Scionti; grandchildren, Anthony Scionti ...
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Michael Gary Abarbanel

December 10, 1945 - February 14, 2015

Abarbanel, Michael “Mickey” Gary, 69, of Lutz passed peacefully on February 14, 2015. He is survived by his wife Linda of 46 years; daughters, Shannon (Brent)­­­­ Reynolds and Summer Abarbanel; son, Ryan Abarbanel; sister, Sandra Kuchin; grandchildren Garrett, Tyler, Makenzie and Dylen; and a host of extended family members and friends. Mickey started his baseball...
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Theresa Diaz Granda

September 5, 1925 - February 14, 2015

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Shirley Jo Fitzgerald

August 21, 1951 - February 13, 2015

Fitzgerald, Shirley Jo age 63 of New Port Richey passed away Feb 13, 2015. Shirley was born in Lutz, FL where she has been a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Lutz. She worked as a school bus driver for Dayspring Academy, was an animal lover and known for being a stubborn yet loving daughter, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed and leaves behind her mother Joan Fletcher of...
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Missouri Jane Crump

January 6, 1930 - February 12, 2015

Missouri J. Crump (aka MJ) was born on January 6, 1930 in Brooksville, Florida to the late Gracie and Andrew Newton. She was the fifth child of ten children.Missouri grew up in a religious home where she was taught about the Lord. At an early age she accepted Christ in her life and became active in the vineyard for Christ.She graduated from Moton High School in Brooksville, Florida then attended...
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Cynthia Carol Coram

February 6, 1938 - February 11, 2015

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Edna Lou Nastasy

February 15, 1934 - February 9, 2015

Edna Lou Nastasy (BeBe) 80, of Tampa Florida, was called home to heaven Monday, February 9, 2015. She was born February 15, 1934 In Sharon, PA. BeBe graduated Sharon General Hospital School of Nursing, the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, and the University of Florida with a Master’s degree in nursing. She began her nursing career serving in the United...
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Diosdado Valiente

April 7, 1929 - February 9, 2015

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Diosaddo Valiente

April 7, 1929 - February 9, 2015

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Linda Chrimes Moore

December 7, 1951 - February 9, 2015

Moore, Linda Chrimes, 63, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Lonnie Moore, step son, Richard Moore, brothers Lawrence, Charles, Bruce, and John Chrimes. Mrs. Moore was predeceased by her brother William. Loving family and friends will be received on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2PM, with services to follow at 3pm at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home,...
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Constance M. Cianci

August 9, 1922 - February 8, 2015

Cianci, Constance (Tina) 92, born in Connecticut passed away February 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years to James J. Cianci. Tina was survived by her children, Rosalie Piloto (George), Lucille Busciglio Noriega (Victor), James J. Cianci (Gwenn), Agostino Cianci (Kathy); 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Tina was a hairdresser for many...
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Sandra Lee Guidry

May 25, 1942 - February 8, 2015

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James C. Hucks

March 9, 1954 - February 7, 2015

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Nannie Elizabeth Allen

September 15, 1915 - February 7, 2015

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George William Diaz

November 28, 1949 - February 4, 2015

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Truman Earl Kahler

November 28, 1936 - February 4, 2015

KAHLER Jr., Truman E., 78, passed away on February 4, 2015 with his loving family by his side. Predeceased by son, Lee T. Kahler; first wife, Marlene Kahler; parents, Truman E. Kahler and Jaffela Jones; brother, Lee T. Kahler and sisters, Lorena Crabbe, Betty Bridges and Barbara Seitz. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Diana F. Kahler; children, Perry E. Kahler (Vicki), Wayne D. Kahler,...
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Querubin Camilon Sanchez

July 13, 1930 - February 3, 2015

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Violet Christine Bolin

January 27, 1959 - February 1, 2015

Bolin, Christine, 56, entered into rest on Sunday, February 1, 2015. A 30-year resident of Temple Terrace, graduate of Leto High School and HCC, she worked a variety of jobs over the years, including as owner of Chris Cleans and Christine’s Used Books, and at HSA Engineers. She suffered from multiple sclerosis in recent years. Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Marie...
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Bruce Colin Armitage

November 5, 1946 - February 1, 2015

Armitage, Bruce, 68 , passed away on February 1, 2015. Bruce was predeceased by his parents Robert and Ceta Armitage. He is survived by his best friend and love of his life, his wife of 44 years, Paula; his daughters Kari and Lisa; son Chris; brother Mac; sister Jan Neblett; numerous loving nieces, nephews; grand-kitties Gizmo, Gadget, and Ivory Rose; and lifelong friends that meant a lot...
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William Thomas Calby

August 10, 1932 - January 30, 2015

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Josephine Camille Scrivana

September 6, 1929 - January 30, 2015

Scrivana, Josephine Camille, 85, of Tampa, Florida, entered into rest on January 30, 2015. She was born in Union City, NJ in 1929 and moved from Ridgefield Park, NJ in 1980. She was a medical secretary. Josephine now joins her beloved husband George Sr. She leaves behind her brother George; and four children, Alfred, Thomas, George Jr. and Kathleen. A funeral service will be held on Saturday,...
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Manuel Balseiro

August 17, 1942 - January 30, 2015

BALSEIRO JR., Manuel, 72, passed away on January 30, 2015. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend and will be greatly missed. Born in Tampa, he spent most of his childhood playing baseball in Cuscaden Park in Ybor City. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School and a member of the inaugural class of the University of South Florida. Upon graduation, Manuel entered the United...
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Georgia Wright Woody

February 14, 1919 - January 30, 2015

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Doris Collins Wheeler

December 10, 1918 - January 29, 2015

Wheeler, Doris Collins, 96, was called to her heavenly home Thursday, January 29, 2015. She is survived by her four sons, Buddy (Judy), Mike, Bill, and Jimmy (Janet); nine grandchildren, Terry Wheeler of Atlanta, Kathy Wheeler of Hilliard, Adrianne Wheeler of Wilminton, N.C., Nicole Wheeler, Michelle Wheeler of Deerfield Beach, Kate Wheeler Brown of Land O Lakes, Cami Wheeler, Matthew Wheeler and...
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Jeffrey Mark Geis

November 28, 1948 - January 29, 2015

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Mary Louise Orender

March 4, 1926 - January 29, 2015

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Anthony Domenic Panaccio

April 29, 1921 - January 29, 2015

Anthony D. Panaccio peacefully passed away January 29, 2015 at the age of 93. He proudly served his country as a Captain’s Yeoman in the United States Navy during World War II on the USS Cincinnati. Although memories of his Navy days were ever present in his life, he lived for family. He was predeceased by his wife Bernice Panaccio. He was the proud father of Carmen (Larry) Slivinski...
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Bernard Joseph O'Brien

June 5, 1956 - January 28, 2015

O’BRIEN, Bernard “Bernie”, 58, passed away on January 28, 2015. He is survived by his daughter Daniel Elizabeth O’Brien and her mother, his business partner and former wife Teresa Brennan; his parents Daniel and Rita O’Brien, brothers Daniel O’Brien (Sandee); John O’Brien (Linda); sisters Della Rafferty (Peter); Kathleen Donaghy (Seamus), and girlfriend...
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Katherine K. Kladakis

January 29, 1935 - January 28, 2015

KLADAKIS, Katherine Kay, was born on January 29, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan. Kay moved to Tampa in 1957 after meeting the love of her life at Lowry Park, and remained until her passing on January 28, 2015. Young at heart, Kay enthusiastically served others, volunteering her services at the Center for Child Abuse and several other committees within her church. She is preceded in death by her...
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Lois Ingle Michael

October 14, 1920 - January 27, 2015

Tampa, Florida -Dr. Lois Nelle Ingle Michael passed away in her sleep January 27, 2015. Born October 14, 1920 in Eustis Florida, to parents M.B. Ingle and Hazel Prusman Ingle who settled in Carrollton Georgia. She graduated from Carrollton High School in 1935, attended Cincinnati Bible College and received her Bachelor degree in 1938. She was a bookkeeper at Southwire after World War II also...
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Edward John Cleary

May 24, 1930 - January 27, 2015

EDWARD JOHN CLEARY, JR. Edward John Cleary formerly of Mt Cannel and Olney, Illinois, passed away on January 27, 2015, at the V.A. Hospital in Tampa, Florida, with family by his side. He moved to Tampa in 2008. Born on May 24, 1930, to Edward John and Clara (Trapp) Cleary in Mt. Cannel, he attended St. Mary's Catholic School and Mt. Cannel High School, and was member of St. Joseph's...
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Anne DiLuzio

September 2, 1917 - January 26, 2015

DiLuzio, Anne A (95) passed peacefully on January 26, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband Vito DiLuzio. Anne is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Joseph) Maguire, and Donna (Fred) Turtle; her grandchildren, Kimberly, Sherri, Joseph, Jamie, Kevin, Michael and 10 great grand children. Anne was known as ‘Mommom’ by her loved ones, as well as many extended family members...
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Lois Murial Poyntz

January 4, 1928 - January 24, 2015

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Robert Allen Schmitt

November 15, 1951 - January 23, 2015

Schmitt, Robert Allen, 63 of Lutz, Florida passed away on January 23, 2015 from complications with prostate cancer. Born on November 15, 1951, he was the son of Marion and Al Schmitt of Cincinatti; both of which preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Madene Mandel; his daughters, Amanda Bottleson and her husband Hollis, Megan Schmitt, and Courtney Berling and her husband Greg all of...
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Lucy S. Kay

June 11, 1925 - January 21, 2015

Kay, Lucia “Lucy” (89) passed on January 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Edward J Kay. She is survived by her daughter, Joann (James) Renaldo; her grandsons, Kyle Anthony Renaldo and James Maxwell Renaldo; her sisters, Maria (Nicholas) Brancato and Frances (Andrew) D’Amico as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family members....
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Peter Klaus Kotajarvi

October 17, 1944 - January 18, 2015

KOTAJARVI, Peter K., loving father and loyal friend, age 70, passed away at his winter home in Tampa, FL on Sunday, January 18th. after losing his battle with lung cancer.Born October 17, 1944 in Schmiedeburg, Germany, Peter lived in WI, IL, VA, GA and FL before settling in Antioch, IL. Peter retired from HSBC after 34 years of dedicated service.A veteran of the US Air Force, Peter served from...
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Virginia H. Franks

October 10, 1917 - January 18, 2015

Virginia Hall Franks went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2015. She was born October 10, 1917 in San Antonio, TX to O. Prentiss and Gertrude Hall. Growing up here, she met the love of her life, George Franks, on a summer evening while dancing on the roof top of the Gunter Hotel down town. Graduating from the University of Texas, she was an accomplished pianist and loved ball room dancing. Once...
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Evelyn Lucile Blosfield

January 31, 1925 - January 18, 2015

BLOSFIELD, Evelyn Lucile (Hall), 89, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Ellis Blosfield, Sr. She is survived by her four children: Ellis Blosfield Jr, Don Blosfield, Debra Graff, and Bill Blosfield; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, & friends. Born in Miami, Evelyn moved to Tampa where she and her...
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Inez Michel Burdick

December 14, 1928 - January 16, 2015

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Maurice Keith Macomber

May 21, 1958 - January 15, 2015

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Nicholas Fileccia

September 11, 1920 - January 15, 2015

Fileccia, Nicholas, age 94, passed away on January 15, 2015. A native of New York, he resided in Massapequa, and retired to Las Vegas, NV before coming to Lutz, Fl in 2012. A veteran of WW II, he served in the Pacific Theater with the Army Air Corps. He was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Serafina Fileccia, and his son, Anthony. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carmela (Millie...
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Dominga Rafaela Pratts

March 19, 1939 - January 15, 2015

PRATTS, Dominga, was born on March 19, 1939 in Anasco, PR. She went home to be with the Lord on January 15, 2015 at the age of 75 years. She has resided in Tampa for the past 40 years. Dominga is survived by her loving husband Aureilo of 53 years; she was the loving mother of Lillian, Larry and Carlos and grandmother to Joshua, Antonio, Giovanni, Steven, Larry Jr., Jasmine and Sophia. A funeral...
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Else Marie Foust

January 18, 1952 - January 13, 2015

Elsie M. Foust, age 62, of Tampa, passed away January 13, 2015. A Danish native, she moved to Toronto Canada at a young age. Upon marriage to James Foust in 1976, she moved to the Tampa Bay area and compassionately mothered Kristen DeMasie (Matthew) and Joel Foust (Jennifer). She was a proud grandmother of Clara DeMasie, Aiden Foust and Anders Foust. She preceded her mother Judith Poulsen,...
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Brian David McClellan

February 5, 1960 - January 12, 2015

MCCLELLAN, Brian David, 54, of Lutz, Florida passed away January 12, 2015 peacefully in his home. The youngest of 9 children, he is survived by his daughters, Caroline and Kayla; his older brothers, Kevin and Jon; his older sister, Anita; his mother, Mollie and his two grandsons. He was a loving father, son, brother, grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly. RIP Daddy, we love you! All...
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David Leon Davidson

August 13, 1933 - January 11, 2015

Mr. David L. Davidson, 81, of Foxchase Circle, Tampa, FL passed away at his home January 11, 2015. He was born near Wheaton, Missouri on August 13th, 1933. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. After graduation he served in the Army, stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado, where he met his wife of 55 years, Janet. (He earned the rank of 1st...
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Patricia Ann Hoeksema

February 22, 1934 - January 9, 2015

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Robert C. Bray

February 24, 1965 - January 8, 2015

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Phoebe Jade Jonchuck

August 22, 2009 - January 8, 2015

JONCHUCK, Phoebe “Princess Angel”, 5, a precious life taken too soon, passed away on January 8, 2015.  She had a smile that would captivate the room and a heart that loved unconditionally. Phoebe will be ...
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Millie R. Jones

July 9, 1935 - January 8, 2015

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Edith Marie Kroenke

October 21, 1928 - January 6, 2015

Kroenke, Edith Marie, 86, joined God on Jan. 6th, 2015. Minister by trade, she was also the backbone of Spendless Building Supply. Preceded by best friend, Gladys and daughter, Ronda. She is survived by sisters, Mary Lou and Ernestine; son, Royce; 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation on January 10, 2015 at 10AM with service to follow at Gateway...
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Zenaida Ruffina Palmieri

July 30, 1945 - January 5, 2015

Palmieri, Zenaida “Zee”, 69, joined the angels in heaven on January 5, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother, Celina Garrido Hernandez and her brother, Pedro Hernandez. She is survived by her husband and soul mate of 35 years, Michael; her father, Pedro Rafael Hernandez; sister, Maria Josefa Hernandez Arigon; brother, Rafael Hernandez; brother, Dr. Luis Hernandez and...
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Deborah Kay Daniels

October 20, 1953 - January 5, 2015

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Jean Leota Meyer

October 31, 1941 - January 2, 2015

MEYER, Jean, of Tampa, was born on October 31, 1941 in Blair, Nebraska to the late Claude F. Stricklett and Marjorie L. Stricklett nee Springer. She passed away on January 2, 2015 at the Carrollwood Care Center at the age of 73 years old. Jean loved to laugh and have fun. She enjoyed the companionship of the friends she made during her trips to the dialysis center. In addition to her parents,...
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Pauline Lingo

September 18, 1923 - January 1, 2015

Lingo, Pauline V., 91 of Tampa, passed peacefully on Jan 1, 2015. Born September 19,1923 in Wauchula, FL. After retiring from Winn Dixie, she spent over 30 Year’s volunteering in her community; at University Community Hospital and University Community Women’s as a Pink Lady, Meals on Wheels, Florida State Fair, Cracker Country, Tampa Garden Club, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church and...
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Vincent Tilotta

May 25, 1921 - December 31, 2014

Tilotta, Vincent ,93 of Wesley Chapel, passed away December 31, 2014. Vincent was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 25, 1921. He served in the U.S. Army Air corps as a crew chief on a C-47, in the Pacific, during WWII. He was a variety store owner after the war, retiring to Florida in 1988. He was a devout family man, and is survived by his loving wife Grace of 72 years, his two sons; Vince Jr. and...
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Yvonne Hill

December 30, 1947 - December 28, 2014

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Ronald Forbes

August 8, 1948 - December 26, 2014

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Ronald T. Forbes

August 8, 1948 - December 26, 2014

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Roberta Cole

July 22, 1932 - December 26, 2014

Roberta Virginia Cole, 82, passed away peacefully in her home on December 26, 2014. Roberta was abundantly loved as a mother and grandmother, and is survived by her children; Wendy, Jon, and Barbara. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Kristin, Brent, Kaitlin, Kelsey, and Cameron. Roberta will be greatly missed, and wonderful memories of her will be held dear. Roberta was an animal lover,...
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Ronald Forbes

August 8, 1948 - December 26, 2014

FORBES, Ronald Tuscon, 66, fell asleep in death on Friday, December 26, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife, children, and spiritual children. He was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on August 8, 1948 to Leroy and Gertrude Forbes. He worked as a truck driver, lovingly called “The Swamp Dog” for over 40 years. He also owned a lawn business, “R & R Lawn Service”, in...
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Peter J Yong Park

October 26, 1927 - December 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Catherine Hanbury

December 24, 1927 - December 24, 2014

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