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Blount & Curry Funeral Homes Carrollwood Chapel

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

Helen Ormeida Vacher

September 14, 1921 - June 27, 2016

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Charles Crowe Smith

November 23, 1946 - June 27, 2016

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Helen Vacher

September 14, 1921 - June 27, 2016

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Thomas Woodrow Whitlock

January 18, 1939 - June 27, 2016

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Thomas J. Davis

September 11, 1933 - June 26, 2016

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Siegrid Elizabeth Cohen

June 13, 1946 - June 25, 2016

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Teresa La Torre

January 10, 1952 - June 24, 2016

"Thank you to all our dear family and friends who have reached out to show us their support and condolences. Your kind and touching words/memories about mom are comforting and heartwarming during this very difficult time. We truly are grateful for each and everyone of those messages.Since so many have asked...We will be celebrating Mom's life this Friday July 1st from 4-7pm at Blount ...
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Dorothy May Aungst

November 29, 1925 - June 24, 2016

Dorothy “Dot” Wallick Aungst, 90, died June 24, 2016, at HCR Manorcare Carrollwood, Tampa, FL. Dot was a resident of Tampa since 1960, moving here from Columbia , PA. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and ceramics. She was a devoted mother to her children and grandchildren. Dot was born in Columbia, PA to Ivan and Rosina Schinzing Wallick. She was predeceased by her parents,...
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James Pennell Muncey

July 8, 1932 - June 22, 2016

James P. Muncey, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in the loving care of his family. He was born in Cape May, New Jersey. In 1948, his family moved to Tampa. James, his wife, Alma and newly started family moved to the Citrus Park area in 1958. He was a Korean War Veteran, Seventh Day Adventist and a master welder/fabricator; although his passion was real estate. He is...
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George Edward Smith

January 23, 1927 - June 21, 2016

SMITH M.D., GEORGE EDWARD, 89, of Tampa went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 21, 2016. George was born in Mankato, MN and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University participated in Surgical and Internal Medicine residencies. George practiced during 1957-1972 in St. Louis and practiced from 1972-1993 in Tampa...
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Mary Catherine Geist

November 9, 1942 - June 21, 2016

GEIST, Mary Catherine “Mary Kay” 73, of Lutz, entered into rest Tuesday June 21, 2016. Mary was born in Punxsutawney, PA, to the late Ben and Catherine Notarian. Mary enjoyed taking cruises and spending time with her boxer, Bailey. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother. Mary leaves behind her six children, Dana Lawrence, Deanna Geist-Stentz, Denise Small, Debbie Martinez, Danny...
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Victor Gonzalez Valdes

October 30, 1919 - June 20, 2016

Victor Valdes, 96, passed away on June 20, 2016 in Rochester, MN. He was born in Ybor City, FL. Victor served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his military service he married Rose Messina at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa, FL. For over 30 years, he was an elementary school teacher in Tampa, FL. During his retirement, Victor enjoyed painting with watercolors, learning...
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William Frederick Hubbard

October 29, 1925 - June 20, 2016

Lt. Cmdr. William F. Hubbard, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully June 20, 2016 at his home in Lutz. He is survived by his wife, Amelia; sons, Mark (Francine) and Scott (Adriana); step-son, Charles Cabrera (Jona); step-daughters, Malou Smith (Bob) and Marlene Roome (Rich); two grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter,...
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Jeff Corydon

March 14, 1929 - June 20, 2016

CORYDON, Jeff III, 87, of Tampa passed away on Monday June 20, 2016. Jeff was born in Chicago, IL March 14, 1929 to Jeff Corydon II and Alice Nothenberg and graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern University College of Journalism at Evanston. He entered the United States Foreign Service in 1957, serving as diplomat throughout 32 years while living and traveling abroad, most notably in Europe,...
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Joseph Louis Cepelak

November 23, 1954 - June 18, 2016

Cepelak, Joseph “Joe” L., of Tampa, Florida passed after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in New York. In 1990, he married Barbara Cassen and together they had two children, Shaun and Carly. Joe's outgoing personality and willingness to help endeared him to everyone. He loved giving back and held positions on several boards. Chair Scholars and the HCU Soccer...
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Gilberto Cotto

November 21, 1920 - June 17, 2016

Cotto, Gilberto, 95, of Tampa, Florida entered into rest on Friday, June 17, 2016. He was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico. He retired from the New York City Transit Authority. Gilberto was a member of the U.S. Army 65th regiment from 1941-1948, he was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Congressional Gold Medal. Gilberto leaves behind his beloved wife of 71 years, Antonia Cotto; two sons, Gilbert Cotto...
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Harriet Jean Johnson

August 4, 1928 - June 15, 2016

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Dennis William Armour

September 5, 1959 - June 14, 2016

ARMOUR, Dennis William, 56, passed away quietly in his sleep on June 14, 2016. Dennis was born in Mainz, Germany and moved around over half his life before settling down in Fayetteville, NC. He graduated High School from 71st High School (Fayetteville) in 1978. He attended Fayetteville Technical Community College, obtaining a Environmental Engineering degree and later on he married his wife,...
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Asa Renee Scott

December 7, 1962 - June 14, 2016

Asa Renee Scott, was raised to our Lord Jesus on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Our loving Mom and wife is enjoying the beauty of Heaven. Asa was born in Newark, NJ and raised in Rialto, California. She has lived in Tampa, FL since 1996 after living in Frankfurt, Germany for 12 years during her husband's stationing for the Air Force. She is survived by her is her husband of 32 years, Raymond Paul...
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Thomas Benjamin Hill

September 15, 1924 - June 14, 2016

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Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz

November 17, 1991 - June 12, 2016

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz11-17-91 - 06-12-16A life too precious, taken too soon. Christopher is survived and adored by his mother,Maria Sanfeliz, his father, Carlos Sanfeliz, His brother Carlos Junior Sanfeliz and several family members.Chris was a graduate of Gaither High School and a personal banker at J.P. Morgan Chase bank. He was an angel who brought a smile to every person that...
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Glimeria Ceferina Carbon

August 26, 1922 - June 12, 2016

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Donald Milton Ross

April 23, 1933 - June 11, 2016

Ross, Donald Milton, 83, of Lutz, Florida entered into rest on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Don was born in St. Louis, MO to the late Emmett and Theresa Ross. He attended Beaumont High School and Washington University before enlisting in the Army. Don moved to Tampa in 1965 to raise his loving family. He enjoyed golf and played as often as he could in between raising a family, serving in the military...
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William E. Coker

April 27, 1940 - June 11, 2016

Major William E. Coker, Jr. (retired, USAF), 76 passed away after a brief illness on June 11, 2016. After graduating from the University of Arizona, he became an F4 Phantom Air Force fighter pilot with the 33 TAC fighter wing and flew over 100 combat missions over North Vietnam. He received the Air Force Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross among others. After he retired from the Air Force,...
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Douglas Jennings Wingate

January 3, 1927 - June 11, 2016

Wingate, Douglas Jennings, 89, of Odessa, Florida entered into rest on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Douglas was known for being a Hillsborough High School Sports Star from 1943-1945 He also served his country during WWII. Douglas now joins his beloved wife, Gloria Wingate. He leaves behind his three children, Cheryl Rollins (Tom), Douglas J Wingate Jr. (Susan), and Charlotte Sciame; 13 grandchildren...
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Doris Ann Odell

August 2, 1933 - June 10, 2016

ODELL, Doris Ann, 82, of Odessa, passed away June 10, 2016 with her daughter, Debbi Date by her side. She was a member of Keystone UMC of Odessa, FL. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne L. Odell. She is survived by her brother, Gussie and wife Dot Nelson of Hudson, WI; children, Debbi and husband Brian Date, Dawn and her husband Jerry Rohling, Denise and her husband Bob Corlies,...
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Ralph W. Sullenberger

December 28, 1937 - June 9, 2016

Ralph W. Sullenberger of Tampa, Florida passed away on June 9, 2016. He was born on December 28, 1937 in Pricedale, Pennsylvania. Ralph enjoyed being a coach, fishing and absolutely loved sports. Ralph was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Delilah Sullenberger and his parents, Robert and Gladys Sullenberger. He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Giovannini; grandchildren, Joseph, Deanna and...
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Jimmy Lou Boult

October 24, 1933 - June 9, 2016

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Jimmy Lou Boult

October 24, 1933 - June 9, 2016

Boult, Jimmy Lou Foster, 82, of Tampa entered into rest on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Jimmy Lou grew up in Scottsboro, Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University in 1955, and then continued on to Vanderbilt University where she was the 2nd woman to graduate from Vanderbilt Law School in 1958. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Alison. Jimmy Lou is survived by her husband, John Boult, who...
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Jimmy Lou Boult

October 24, 1933 - June 9, 2016

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Ralph W. Sullenberger

December 28, 1937 - June 9, 2016

Ralph W. Sullenberger of Tampa, Florida passed away on June 9, 2016. He was born on December 28, 1937 in Pricedale, Pennsylvania. Ralph enjoyed being a coach, fishing and absolutely loved sports. Ralph was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Delilah Sullenberger and his parents, Robert and Gladys Sullenberger. He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Giovannini; grandchildren, Joseph, Deanna and...
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Manuel Martinez

April 18, 1932 - June 7, 2016

Our Beloved Father Manuel Martinez, 84, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, June 7,2016 surrounded by his love ones. Manuel was born on April 18 1932, in Lares, Puerto Rico. He is survived by 8 daughters, 6 sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 2-4pm, Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa, FL 33618 with a...
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Edwina Louise Lyn

August 13, 1931 - June 7, 2016

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Steven Edward Asbrand

September 21, 1962 - June 6, 2016

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James Gregory Appleby

March 16, 1958 - June 6, 2016

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Kay Ann White

March 16, 1950 - June 6, 2016

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Blessing Beasley

September 4, 1920 - June 3, 2016

Beasley, Blessing, 95, of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully June 3, 2016. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Viola Gladys Beck Beasley and Price Beasley. She was a graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing obtaining a diploma in Psychiatric Nursing from Menninger Sanitarium and a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in nursing education from Catholic University of America. Ms....
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Julianne Clinton

September 15, 1936 - June 3, 2016

Julianne “Julie” Clinton, 79, died June 3, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. She resided at John Knox Village for the past ten years before moving to Tampa. Julie and her husband George Hurley, who died in 2006, were both longtime Buffalo residents who had previously lived in Stuart, Florida. In addition to Hurley, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ellen Mahoney. Julianne is...
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David Michael Laveck

July 1, 1960 - June 2, 2016

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Harry Lamar Tucker

April 12, 1961 - June 1, 2016

TUCKER, Harry Lamar, 55, of Tampa passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Harry was on dialysis for over 5 years awaiting a kidney transplant at the Fresenius Dialysis Center. He proudly served his country for over 5 years in the United States Air Force. Prior to retirement, he worked for Tampa General Hospital for over 20 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. He was preceded in death by his...
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Eileen Marie Ballash

June 30, 1933 - June 1, 2016

Mrs. Eileen Marie Ballash (née Stadler) died peacefully on June 1, 2016 in Tampa, Florida at the spry age of 82, just a few weeks shy of her 83rd birthday.Eileen is survived by her children, Marie Gawelek (Oh), Michael Ballash (Fl), Thomas Ballash (Christina) (Fl), Paul Ballash (Kathleen) (Fl), Robert Ballash (Fl), Anita Podlogar (Fred) (Oh). She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren,...
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Harry Lamar Tucker

April 12, 1961 - June 1, 2016

TUCKER, Harry Lamar, 55, of Tampa passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Harry was on dialysis for over 5 years awaiting a kidney transplant at the Fresenius Dialysis Center. He proudly served his country for over 5 years in the United States Air Force. Prior to retirement, he worked for Tampa General Hospital for over 20 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. He was preceded in death by his...
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Marie Bien-Aime

January 5, 1949 - May 31, 2016

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Raymond Edward Seymour

February 10, 1944 - May 31, 2016

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Glenda Carol McElhaney

March 31, 1941 - May 31, 2016

McElhaney, Glenda, 75, passed away May 31, 2016. She is predeceased by her mother, Alice McElhaney and her brother, Kenneth Whetstone. She is survived by her brother, Robert McElhaney and her sisters, Pat Robinson and Alma Muncey. Although she had no natural children, she was like a second mother to her nieces, Vickie Holtsclaw, Sherri Robles and nephew, Alan Robinson; as well as many others whom...
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William Colin Gleason

November 7, 1959 - May 30, 2016

William “Bill” C. Gleason passed away peacefully after a short illness on Monday, May 30, 2016. Bill was born in London, Ontario, Canada November 7, 1959. He was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 32 years, Patty; three children, Patrick (Jessica) Gleason, Sean (Hannah) Gleason and Katie (Jeremiah) Valdez; his three adored...
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Renato J. Chavez

February 21, 1934 - May 30, 2016

Chavez, Renato “Joe”, 82, of Tampa, FL passed away at Melech Hospice House on May 30, 2016. Joe worked and retired from Wonder Bread Bakery after 44 years. Joe is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, JonAnn; children, Joe (Lee) Chavez, Linda (Nelson) Rodriguez and John Chavez; grandchildren, Kristopher, Keith, Marissa and Kayla; great-grandchildren, Kayden, Bella and...
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Richard Charles Strom

May 23, 1955 - May 29, 2016

STROM, Richard “Dick”, 61, of Tampa passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. Dick has now joined his son Patrick, and together they are walking the streets of gold hand in hand. After losing Patrick in a tragic car accident in 2012, Dick wanted to keep his son’s memory alive for years to come. In May 2014, he started a nonprofit...
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Cletis W. Calhoun

December 15, 1926 - May 28, 2016

Calhoun, Cletis, 89, entered into eternal rest with the Lord on May 28, 2016. She was born and raised in Pineville, West Virginia. She moved to Tampa in 1957, with her husband and children and fell in love with the city of Tampa. Cletis was a fiery and sassy woman that took pride in her independence and ability to live life on her own terms. She was a beautiful and strong woman that didn’t...
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Francoeur Fenelon

March 8, 1948 - May 25, 2016

FENELON, Francoeur, 68, passed away on May 25, 2016. He worked for 31 years as the pastor for Tampa Gospel Kingdom. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marie Carole; children, Marie Esther Fenelon (Frederic Donald), Marie Myriame Fenelon (Wilken Mondesir), Miche Frantz Fenelon (Brumer Saintil), Francoeur Fenelon and Joanne Fenelon Riley (Darrell Riley); 10 grandchildren, sisters, Fevrine...
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Ruth Hermine Epsky

December 18, 1925 - May 25, 2016

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Sherry Koch

October 8, 1942 - May 25, 2016

Sherry Ann Koch of Wesley Chapel, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 25, 2016. She was born October 8, 1942, in Philadelphia, the third child of the late William and Irene Pierce. She was a beautiful bright light and wonderful mother, grandmother and sister to her family. Sherry will forever live on through the hearts of her children and grandchildren that she cherished and adored. The...
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Joyce Vivian Coston

June 26, 1932 - May 25, 2016

Throughout our lives, you may be fortunate enough to meet someone who has the ability to touch the very depths of your soul. Whether you exchanged a simple greeting or spent a lifetime as friends, the impact that they make on you can only be described as simply as life changing. Joyce (Joy) Coston was one of those unique and one of a kind life changing individuals. The infinite love that she...
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Ena Suarez Justo

January 3, 1927 - May 24, 2016

Justo, Ena Suarez, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. She was the office manager of Hillsborough Animal Clinic for over 40 years. Ena was an artist who loved painting china and a seamstress who loved making dresses for the girls in her life. She was always anxious to make a pot of coffee for her many visitors. Ena was a lover of flowers, books, antiques and traveling; visiting with her...
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Vivian Lois Thompson

June 8, 1930 - May 24, 2016

THOMPSON, VIVIAN LOIS WALKERVivian, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2016. She loved her family, friends, sports and animals and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Vivian was born outside of McRae, Georgia, on June 8, 1930; moving to Florida at the age of 13. She attended Haines City High School where she excelled in...
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Lynn Ciccariella Nelson

August 24, 1949 - May 24, 2016

Nelson, Lynn Ciccariella, 66, of Tampa entered into rest on May 24, 2016. Lynn leaves behind her loving husband, David Nelson; mother, Anna Margaret Irish; daughter, Lori Amador; three grandchildren, Pilar Cecilia Amador, Pedro Luis Amador III and Nicolas August Amador; along with numerous relatives and friends. Lynn will forever remain in our thoughts and prayers as she will be greatly missed....
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Frank Anderson

May 11, 1930 - May 23, 2016

Anderson, Walter “Frank”, 86, was called home to heaven on May 23, 2016. Born in Meridian, MS, he was preceded in death by his son, Rev. Lowry Anderson. He is survived by his beloved wife, Willene; brother, Hayward Anderson; daughter-in-law, Kandi; stepchildren, Hubert Brooks (Nancy) and Jan Darrigo (Carl); 7 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Frank owned Frank Anderson’s...
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George M. Witt

September 17, 1951 - May 23, 2016

WITT, George M. went home to be with the Lord on May 23, 2016. George was born on Sept. 17, 1951 in Columbus, MS. After attending Memphis State and moving to the Tampa area, George became a long-time member of Idlewild Baptist Church, where he enjoyed working with college students and young married couples. Following a brief retirement from a 30 year career in sales, George took on the role of...
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Jerrold Neal Davis

June 29, 1931 - May 21, 2016

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John Robert Martina

January 21, 1931 - May 18, 2016

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Donald Lee Wesley

July 4, 1959 - May 17, 2016

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Honor Riley Ritch

March 19, 1922 - May 16, 2016

RITCH, Honor “Bird” Riley Silvera, passed away 16 May 2016 at the age of 94. She was born 19 March 1922 at Ramble, Jamaica BWI and was a long-time resident of Tampa, FL and Durango, CO. Honor will long be remembered as a dedicated mother, devout Catholic, creative milliner, avid seamstress and fervent gardener. She was stationed in Washington, DC during the height of WWII with the...
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Thomas Jude Jansen

August 30, 1925 - May 15, 2016

Jansen, Thomas J., 90, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Harry Jansen and Elizabeth Sparks Bonekamp. He was predeceased by his first wife, Grace Hoylen Jansen, mother of his four children and his brothers, James, Paul and Joseph. Thomas is survived by his wife of 38 years, Elizabeth Jansen; his children, Joan Krofchick (Donald), Peggy Bradley, Mary...
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Margaret Mary Moylan

April 10, 1937 - May 11, 2016

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Helen Agnus Laing

May 15, 1918 - May 10, 2016

LAING, Helen, 97, of Tampa, passed away on May 10, 2016. She was born in Franklin Park, Illinois to Adam & Aniela Plaza. While in Franklin Park, she attended St. Gertude Catholic Church where she was baptized, had communion, confirmation, went to school and married the love of her life, Edwin. She also baptized all her children at St. Gertrude Catholic Church as well as renewed her wedding...
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James Wilberforce Smith

December 1, 1951 - May 9, 2016

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Crispulo TIRADO

October 19, 1921 - May 8, 2016

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Richard Mark Steinberg

January 3, 1952 - May 7, 2016

Richard Mark Steinberg of Tampa passed away suddenly on Saturday May 7, 2016. Rick was born in the Bronx on January 3, 1952, to Beatrice and Samuel Steinberg. Educated in the NYC public schools, Rick graduated from the prestigious Music and Art High School. In the 1980s Rick owned Phoenix Foods in Flushing, NY. In the early 1990s he sold the store, moved to upstate NY and worked as a baker. In...
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Donald M. Burt

October 21, 1926 - May 7, 2016

BURT, Don, a Tampa native, passed away at the young age of 89 on 5/7/16. Upon graduating from Brandon High School, he joined the U.S. Navy during WWII, serving 32 years with a large portion aboard aircraft carriers. His love for the Navy carried on after retirement. He was a life member & Past Master of Dade Lodge #14 Key West, FL receiving his 60 year pin, a Scottish Rite Mason 32nd degree,...
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Britni Antoinette West

September 13, 1986 - May 7, 2016

West, Britni Antionette of Tampa/St. Petersburg passed away in the early hours of May 7, 2016 at the age of 29. In her presence you knew that this girl was a beautiful soul, placed here to spread joy and grace. She was kindhearted, generous and always put other’s needs ahead of her own. Throughout her short life she surrounded herself with people that became stronger and better individuals...
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Mae Frances Greene

February 9, 1939 - May 6, 2016

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Cathryn Edenfield Lamphier

May 11, 1961 - May 5, 2016

Lamphier, Cathryn “Cathy”, 54, of Tampa, Florida entered into rest on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Cathy was a loved mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. She is survived by her loving husband, Rick; son, Ricker; father, Bob Edenfield (Rosemary); mother, LuAnne McGinnis; sisters, Diane and Cindy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and her Labradoodle, Rally. She was born in Tampa...
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Luis Alfonso Gonell Del Rosario

June 19, 1961 - May 4, 2016

Gonell Del Rosario, Luis Alfonso, on the morning of Wednesda,y May 4th 2016 at 9:47am Luis passed away unexpectedly at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Luis was born in his nation’s capital of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on June 19, 1961. Heis the son of Federico Gonell and Carmen Del Rosario. Luis relocated his family from New York to Tampa, FL in the year 2000 where he...
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Humberto Nazario

May 4, 2016

Nazario-Ortiz, Humberto, 92, known as “Berto, el Compay” passed away peacefully on May 4, 2016. Originally from Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, he and his loving wife of 65 years moved to Florida in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Irma “la Nazarena”, his loving son Ricardo and his wife, Rosa Ayala; devoted daughter, Iris Nazario; grandchildren, Ricardo and Ramces Nazario,...
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Bettie Jo Curry

September 5, 1926 - May 4, 2016

Curry, Bettie Jo Pyle, 89, of Tampa, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, left this Earth for the Kingdom of Heaven on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband, George Victor Curry Jr. Bettie Jo was a lifelong resident of Tampa and was a homemaker. She was a member of Seminole Heights United Methodist Church and belonged to the Eastern Star. Bettie Jo was a graduate...
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Kimberly Dawn Rigsby

December 10, 1958 - May 3, 2016

Kimberly Dawn Guthrie Rigsby, 57, passed away peacefully at her home in Tampa. She was a devoted mother, a great lover of music, animals, and a beautiful friend to all those fortunate enough to have met her. A graduate of Hillsborough High School in 1976, she married Richard Rigsby on September 26, 1987. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Richard; sons, Dylan and Conor Rigsby;...
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Irene Thibault Beauregard

May 23, 1922 - May 3, 2016

Irene Beauregard passed from this life to the next on May 3, 2016 at the age of 93. Irene was predeceased by her daughter, Hope Galbo-Gregorio. She leaves behind 4 sisters, Imelda, Alice, Blanch and Flo; children, Sam (Maureen) Beauregard and Melody (Bob) Goedert; 4 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 5-9-16 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle, Trinity followed by mass.
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Lino Antonio Conto

March 8, 1932 - May 2, 2016

Lino Antonio Conto’, age 84, of Lutz, Florida, died peacefully in the presence of family on May 2, 2016. The burden of living without his wife, Elia, became too much to bear. He is survived by his three children, Dante, Rina (and their spouses, Rosy and George), and Darlina. Lino had three grandchildren; Dina, Lino and Massimo. Lino Conto’ was born March 8, 1932 in Castagnole di...
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Robert Louis Goodman

September 15, 1934 - April 30, 2016

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Rothert Allen Bell

May 7, 1924 - April 30, 2016

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Caroline Presser

February 28, 1928 - April 30, 2016

Presser, Caroline, 94, of Tampa, Florida passed away on April 30, 2016. She was born in Willimantic, Connecticut and relocated to Tampa in 1954, after honorably serving in the United States Army Aircore. She was a devoted wife of 40 years and a member of St. Clements Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Edward Presser. She is survived by her two sons, Glenn...
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Richard Lee Tyson

June 27, 1938 - April 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Kaitlyn Elizabeth Silverwood

March 3, 2000 - April 26, 2016

Silverwood, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, 16, of Tampa passed away on April 26, 2016. She was a sophomore at Steinbrenner High School where she attained Principal’s Honor Roll, and was a member of the tennis team . Kaitlyn was a faithful and devoted member of St. Timothy Catholic Church, where she was an active member in youth ministry, and was to be confirmed on May 15, 2016. Kaitlyn was known for...
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Gloria Weinrich

December 25, 1927 - April 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Caryl Eileen Mathis

October 27, 1924 - April 24, 2016

MATHIS, Caryl Denlinger 91, (nee Caryl Eileen Denlinger), mother, wife, musician, teacher, administrator, sister and friend, passed from this world on April 24, 2016. She was born Oct. 27, 1924 in New Lebanon, OH, to Vearl Alvin Denlinger and Norma (Weaver) Denlinger. An accomplished scholar and musician, she graduated from Manchester College in 1946 and married her college sweetheart, Andrew...
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JoAnn Harvey

March 11, 1929 - April 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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John Michael Yaratch

September 29, 1952 - April 21, 2016

John Yaratch, 63, of Land O’ Lakes, Florida passed away on April 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was an Air Force Veteran during the Vietnam War and retired from the Tampa Police Department after 23 years of service. John was preceded by his brother, Robert Yaratch, Sr. and brother-in-law, Art Carlstrom. He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa; children, Amy Burg and spouse,...
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Juan P. Ramos Dieguez

January 24, 1938 - April 21, 2016

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Tobias Haines Vig

January 19, 1966 - April 20, 2016

VIG III, Tobias Haines, beloved Son of Marie Vig and the late Tobias H. Vig Jr., was born in New Bedford, Ma. He graduated in 1984 from Chamberlain HS and was a proud Navy veteran, serving in Nuclear Subs for 13 years. Toby later opened Uncle Toby's restaurant in Tampa, and most recently worked as a coveted and skilled craftsman. Toby's passions were cooking, traveling and sailing. He...
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Henry Lee Bowman

April 30, 1954 - April 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Kayann Maureen Scott

July 20, 1968 - April 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Oneida Alfonso

August 16, 1922 - April 19, 2016

Alfonso, Oneida Noriega, 93 of Tampa passed away on April 19 , 2016. A native of Tampa, she began working at the age of 17 as a cigar roller for Corral Wodiska. She later left the factory to become a homemaker and beautician. Oneida owned and operated a beauty shop in her home for 45 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and “Lela,” and was preceded in death by her husband of 68...
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Louis Robert Gunn

April 28, 1936 - April 18, 2016

Gunn, Louis R., 79, passed away April 18th, 2016. Raised in Syracuse, NY, he graduated from LeMoyne College. He worked as a regional manager retiring in 2001. He loved photography, gardening and golf but most of all family and friends. He is survived by Joan, his wife of 56 years, 3 daughters, Terri Leviner (husband Kenny), Tracey Iglehart (husband Greg), Kristin Gunn and 4 grandchildren,...
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Geoffrey Edwards Smith

May 5, 1929 - April 17, 2016

Smith, Geoffrey Edwards, 86, a longtime resident of Tampa passed away April 17, 2016 at home. Geoffrey was born in Tampa and was pre-deceased by his wife of 63 years, Myra May. Geoffrey is survived by his children, Randall Edwards (Beverly), Linda Diane Stringfellow (Wally), Lee Alan (Kimberlee), Gary Wilson (Renae), Larry Harmon (Keren); 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Geoffrey...
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Katherine Vallone

February 11, 1938 - April 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Richard Park Wallsten

March 29, 1923 - April 13, 2016

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Margaret Marshall Miller Mansmann

September 9, 1925 - April 13, 2016

Margaret Marshall Miller Mansmann, 90, of Rangeley, Maine, passed away on April 13, 2016. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty years, Herbert Charles Mansmann Jr. She is survived by her five sons Herbert, Kevin, Paris Taylor, Ian and John, as well as, her daughter, Margaret Karen. Also surviving are her fourteen grand children and six great-grandchildren. Margaret had kindness...
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Narasimman Naidu Srinivasagam

April 13, 1935 - April 12, 2016

It is with the deepest sadness that the family of Narasimman Srinivasagam M.D. (Vasagam) announces his peaceful passing on April 12, 2016, surrounded by his family in Tampa, Florida. His parents, Narasimha Naicker and Engammal, preceded him in his death. He is survived by his beloved Nancy, cherished children Kamala (Kate) Vasagam, Nalini (David Turner) Vasagam, Rachel (Sean) McDonough, and...
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Eric Ely Marlan

June 5, 1941 - April 11, 2016

Marlan, Eric E., 74, of Tampa, Florida passed away on April 11, 2016. Born and raised in Tampa, he was a Police Officer for 28 years with the Tampa Police Department retiring in 1986. He is survived by his loving wife, Dottie; daughters, Cherryl and Michelle; son Eric and daughter-in-law, Cynthia. Funeral Services will be private. Contributions may be made to the Melech Hospice House in Eric...
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Fred Thornton

July 23, 1927 - April 6, 2016

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