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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.


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Humberto Nazario

May 4, 2016

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Bettie Jo Curry

September 5, 1926 - May 4, 2016

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Irene Thibault Beauregard

May 23, 1922 - May 3, 2016

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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

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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

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Caryl Eileen Mathis

October 27, 1924 - April 24, 2016

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JoAnn Harvey

March 11, 1929 - April 22, 2016

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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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Henry Lee Bowman

April 30, 1954 - April 19, 2016

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Kayann Maureen Scott

July 20, 1968 - April 19, 2016

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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

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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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Barney Lee Myers

November 2, 1928 - April 5, 2016

Myers, Barney Lee, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. He was born and lived in Tampa, Florida. Barney is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marie; sons, Barney L. Myers Jr. (Julie), Steven L. Myers (Kay) and Terry C. Myers (Anne); seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Idlewild...
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Blanche C. Martinez

October 9, 1928 - April 4, 2016

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Sheryl Lynn Morrow

December 12, 1958 - April 4, 2016

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George Edwin Seegers

December 11, 1942 - April 2, 2016

Seegers, George Edwin, 73, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at home with his loving family. He was born in Kearny, New Jersey where he attended St. Cecilia’s Grammar School and Queen of Peace High School and went on to receive a degree in Mathematics from St. Peters College and a Masters from Rutgers University.He is survived by his beloved wife of 18 years, Linda Courier Seegers and a shared...
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Isabel R. Guggino

January 15, 1917 - April 1, 2016

Isabel R. Guggino, 99, of Tampa, Florida passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, Her son Frank Jr., and great granddaughter Daina C. Gonzalez. She resided in Tampa all of her 99 year. She is survived by her daughter, Anna Ygual, granddaughter, Denise A. Cottrill (Larry), grandson, Stanley J. Fonte III (Terri), great granddaughters, Tiffany Peck (Jerod),...
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Sam Hachem

June 1, 1935 - March 31, 2016

SAM HACHEM‘A time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out-those who have done good will rise to live… ‘JOHN 5:28-29Sam Hachem passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved wife Laurice, his daughter Mechelle and some of his close friends and family in Tampa, Florida on March 31, 2016 at the age of eighty.The cause of death was...
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Leon Oaks

March 4, 1925 - March 31, 2016

Oaks, Leon, 91, died peacefully at home on March 31, 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Mitchell. Leon outlived his wife, Miriam Oaks and two sons, Terry and Randy. Leon was an Honorably Discharged United States Marine Corporal and a veteran of WWII, during which he was a 105 Artillery Gunner. He received a Purple Heart for wounds he received after being hit by an enemy mortar on Day 5...
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Linda Ann Palermo

June 21, 1960 - March 28, 2016

Palermo, Linda Caylor, 55, born June 21, 1960 in Youngstown, Ohio passed away Monday, March 28, 2016. Linda was raised in Boardman, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University. She worked at Tampa General Hospital as an Occupational Therapist for 32 years. She loved to travel, watch sports and follow her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. She adored her family and friends...
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James Monroe Guest

April 27, 1923 - March 22, 2016

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Ronald Edwin Ingerick

January 19, 1940 - March 22, 2016

Ronald E. Ingerick, 76, of Tampa, FL passed away on March 22, 2016. He was born in Endicott, NY on January 19, 1940. He graduated from Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, FL in 1958. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mac and Martha Ingerick, and his wife of 34 years, Judith Ingerick. He is survived by his three sons, Ronald Ingerick, Jr., Ryan Ingerick, and Rhett Ingerick; his brother,...
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John Ervin Toops

May 7, 1944 - March 19, 2016

John E. Toops, Jr., 71, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Columbus, Ohio to John and Sarah Irene (Pettifor) Toops. John was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, Don and son, Shane Curtis Toops. John resided in Weeki Wachee, Florida with his girlfriend Beckie Willis. He is survived by his daughters, Melissa Fox and Mindee Norris; grandsons, Tyler...
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Charles Bruce Van Pelt

November 22, 1929 - March 18, 2016

VAN PELT, Charles Bruce, 86, of Tampa passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. Charles retired as a Colonel in the United States Air Force where he served honorably and faithfully to his country. In his free time, Charles enjoyed skeet shooting and won many awards. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bebby in 1997. He is survived by his daughter, Lydia Light and her husband, Dale; grandchildren,...
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Frances Rotolo Ferlita

October 7, 1924 - March 17, 2016

Ferlita, Frances Rotolo passed peacefully on March 17, aged 91. She was predeceased by her husband, Rosario “Sam” Ferlita and is survived by her sister-in-law Mary Pullara, loving children Sam and Judy Ferlita, Lorraine and Tony Arcuri, Joanne and Mike Powers, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many close family members. Frances dedicated her life to her family, she was...
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Guillermo Llano Gregory

September 24, 1928 - March 17, 2016

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Daniel Wilson Frazier

April 21, 1942 - March 16, 2016

Frazier, Daniel W., 73, passed away in his Tampa on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016. He was born on April 21, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA to John Frazier and Janet McKinley Frazier. He spent his early days in Pittsburgh before moving with his family to Louisville, KY in 1954. He graduated from medical school from the University of Louisville in 1968 and did his internship at Tampa General. During the...
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Joan L. Durkin

January 10, 1926 - March 16, 2016

Joan L. Durkin was called home in the early morning hours of March 16 at the age of 90. She passed peacefully from complications of Parkinson's Disease. She was born January 10, 1926, one of three children of Frank and Frances. She attended the University of Illinois and was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. After completing a course at the John Powers Modeling School in New York, she was...
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Kenneth Ravenell Dishman

April 24, 1949 - March 15, 2016

Kenneth Ravenell Dishman Jr., 66, of Tampa, passed away on March 15, 2016surrounded by his devoted family. Ken's family and friends will celebrate hislife with a gathering on April 23rd, one day before his birthday. Ken was a U.S.Navy Vietnam Veteran and a retired residential Architect. His death waspreceded by that of his parents, Kenneth Ravenell Dishman Sr. and Doris AllenDishman. He is...
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Elsie B. Harch

October 22, 1918 - March 15, 2016

HARCH, Elsie B, 97, of Lutz, passed away on March 15, 2016. Born in New Jersey, Elsie raised her family there and moved to Florida in 1973. Her husband, Christian H Harch, preceded her in death. She is survived by daughter Margaret (Peggy) Bamford (Joseph) of Lutz, son Christian H Harch JR (Judith) of Mullica Hill, NJ. Grandchildren Susan B Nolan, Hollie Rollins (David), Joseph N Bamford Jr. ...
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Doris Jean Butcher

October 5, 1928 - March 14, 2016

Doris Jean Butcher, 87, of Lutz, Florida passed away peacefully on March 14, 2016. She was born in Fairmont, West Virginia and relocated to the Tampa area in 1962. She was preceded in death by her husband, David. She attended the Lutz Methodist Church, was a member of the Women of Faith Organization and the Treasurer for many years. She enjoyed watching football, soap opera's and tending to...
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Holger Sjoberg

November 26, 1926 - March 14, 2016

Sjoberg, Holger Teodor “Ted” Daniel, 89, entered into rest on March 14, 2016. He was born in NJ to the late Jennie and Matts Teodor Sjoberg. Ted received an Engineering Degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He served in the Maritime Service at the end of World War II and also served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a registered Professional Engineer and as...
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Murray Silver

March 31, 1926 - March 13, 2016

Murray Silver, 89, passed away on March 13, 2016 in Florida surrounded by family. Murray is survived by his two daughters Jeanette (Joseph) Minero, Sharon (Jack) Orbin; six grandchildren Jeanice, Janel, Joseph Murray, Natalie, Daniel, Matthew; three great-grandchildren Hannah, Jenna, and Michael Jr. Murray was born on March 31, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to Sam and Rebecca Silver. He married the...
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John Robert Kotfila

September 9, 1985 - March 12, 2016

KOTFILA JR., John Robert, 30, of Valrico, FL., succumbed to his injuries on March 12, 2016 at Tampa General Hospital after a head on collision with a wrong way driver while on duty with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department. John received Student of the Year at Lawrence Junior High School, graduated from Falmouth High and received a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice at Westfield...
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Joyce Celestine Francis

May 7, 1946 - March 12, 2016

Joyce Celestina Newsholme Young Francis, Sunrise May 7, 1946 - Sunset March 12, 2016, daughter of George “Spider” Newsholme and Ivy Buckley and step-daughter of Uriah Brooks; sister to Grace, Dorette, Charmaine, and Claudine. She migrated from Portland to Clarendon, Jamaica where she married Dallas Young in 1965 and had six children, Purcell, Dionne, Karen, Tracy, Dwayne, Trecia and...
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Janice S. O'Grady

August 13, 1950 - March 10, 2016

O’Grady, Janice “Jan”, Sue, 65, of Tampa, Florida passed away on March 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Gantz and Barbara Allender (Paul); her brother, Marvin Gantz and her sister, Sharon Smith. She will be forever loved and missed by her, husband Dennis; sons, Rob Harris(Danielle), Jimmy Harris(Edith); stepdaughter, Kelly O’Grady; her...
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Carlos Rodriguez

February 5, 1952 - March 10, 2016

Rodriguez, Carlos born February 5th, 1952 in New York City, New York, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Carlos moved to Tampa, Florida in October 2002, Carlos was a librarian at Columbia University for 15 years. Carlos was a member of Tampa Covenant Church for 14 years. He leaves behind a sister; Gloria Kasaras and her husband Chris; a half-sister, Marta Vilar; a brother,...
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Carl F. Chandler

May 2, 1932 - March 7, 2016

Chandler, Carl, 83, passed away at Baldomero Lopez State Veterans’ Nursing Home in Land O Lakes, FL on March 7, 2016. Carl was born in the Virginia and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Later in life, he retired from Eastern Airlines. Carl was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Naomi Chandler; children, Sharon Ring,...
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Henry Wilson

August 5, 1958 - March 7, 2016

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Theresa Mary Sacco

April 25, 1931 - March 7, 2016

SACCO, Theresa Mary Patterson, 84, of Carrollwood passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, March 7, 2016. Theresa was born in Ontario, Canada where she owned and operated her own beauty salon for many years. In 1983, she moved to Tampa, Florida to be closer to her children and especially her grandchildren who could do no wrong in her eyes. She was a devoted and faithful member...
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Robert Eugene Short

July 10, 1945 - March 6, 2016

Short, Robert Eugene "Bob”, passed away at the age of 70, on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Bob will be forever remembered by his wife, Linda; son, Jason Short (Erika) and step-son, Randy Wright (Shelly). Bob will also be fondly remembered by his 5 grandchildren, Griffin, Olivia, Isabella, Giana and Melia; brother, Richard Short; sisters, Rebecca Miller (Steve) and Susan Turner. He is...
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Edith Ivie Brown

May 23, 1929 - March 5, 2016

Edith Ivie Brown, loving wife, devoted mother, perfect Mema and great friend, died in Tampa, Saturday, March 5, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Dr. Louis N. Brown, Sr. Edith was born on May 23, 1929, in Alto, Georgia. Her family – parents, Walter and Elvie Ivie – later moved to Tampa, where Edith graduated from H. B. Plant High School in 1947. She married...
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Kevin John Lentz

January 17, 1958 - March 4, 2016

Lentz, Kevin John, 58, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2016 in House Springs, Missouri. He was born on January 17, 1958 to “Coach” Frank Lentz and Glenda Futch Lentz. Kevin graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1976 where he excelled in basketball three years for the Chiefs. He was the leading scorer in Hillsborough county in 1975 & 76, and was Western Conference MVP those...
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Gary Thomas Greer

May 26, 1931 - March 3, 2016

Greer, Gary Thomas, 84, of Land O Lakes, FL passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Gary was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Hazel Bond and Carl Horton Greer. He attended Ohio University in Athens Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Gary was a Captain in the USAF as an aviation Navigator, worked for the Smuckers Company as a Regional Sales Director for 17 years and in his...
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Burton Martin Tobey

April 26, 1931 - March 3, 2016

Tobey, Burton Martin, 84, of Tampa, Florida passed away on March 3, 2016. He was born in Augusta, Maine and relocated to the Tampa area in 1969. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 20 years, obtaining the rank of Master Sgt. He then worked for Roger Whitley Chevrolet for 22 years in the parts department. He liked computer games and woodworking in his leisure time. He is survived...
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Gregory Allan Stewart

April 19, 1949 - March 2, 2016

Stewart,Gregory “Greg” Allan, 66, passed away on March 2, 2016 in Tampa, after a battle with cancer. Born in Talladega, Alabama, he was the first of three children to Cecil Miles Stewart and Betty Annis. After leaving the Air Force, where he served as an Air Traffic Controller, he moved to Tampa to be near his father. During this time, he met his future wife, Debby Watson. They...
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Elizabeth Ann Rubin

December 30, 1935 - February 29, 2016

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Victor Rafael Vazquez

April 15, 1942 - February 29, 2016

VICTOR RAFAEL VAZQUEZ, JR. the first child of seven children born to the union of the late Victor R. Vazquez Sr. and his surviving mother Francisca, affectionately called "Paquita" Rodriguez Vazquez. Victor was born on April 14, 1942 in Cayey, Puerto Rico. He was preceded in death by two brothers William and Mike,one sister in law Atala Vazquez. Victor served in the U. S. Marines.He...
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Jack Allen Tracy

November 21, 1940 - February 28, 2016

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Richard Carl Tate

April 8, 1957 - February 28, 2016

Tate, Richard “Rick” Carl, 58, born to Pauline and the late Carl Tate, passed away on February 28, 2016. He has two older brothers, Randy and the late Jeffrey, and a younger sister, Sue. They grew up in Troy, Ohio. Rick gave his life to the Lord at an early age. He had a happy childhood and loved to make people laugh. After graduating from Troy High School he attended The Culinary...
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Sandra Lee Casler

August 13, 1940 - February 25, 2016

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Barry Thomas Wright

November 14, 1950 - February 23, 2016

Barry "Tom" Thomas Wright, 65, passed away February 23, 2016 after a short but valiant battle with Lymphoma. He is preceded in death by his parents, Doris and William Wright of St. Petersburg. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jeri; daughter, Lisa and grandchildren, Emily and Ethan; along with a large extended family through marriage. Tom was a kind and gentle man who loved life...
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Margaret Kermath Lehman

March 29, 1926 - February 23, 2016

Lehman, Margaret “Peg”, 89, of Bradenton passed away on February 23, 2016. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and was a past member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Professionals. In her leisure time, Peg enjoyed needle point, walking, swimming and being outdoors. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lehman. She is survived by her children, Ann Lehman,...
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Helen May Rinoldo

October 14, 1939 - February 23, 2016

Rinoldo, Helen, 76, left us unexpectedly on February 23, 2016. Originally from Massachusetts, she and her loving husband of 51 years, retired to Florida in 1997. She was predeceased by three brothers, Donald Mitchell, John Mitchell and Dr. Sidney T Mitchell. She is survived by her childhood sweetheart and best friend, her husband, Thomas Rinoldo; her loving son, Thomas and his wife, Caralinn...
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Ellen Griffin Boon

December 18, 1923 - February 22, 2016

Ellen Griffin Boon, 92, of Tampa passed into glory on February 22, 2016. She was preceded by her husband of 67 years, William G Boon; her mother, Mary Ann Griffin; her father, Alva Lee Griffin and her brother, J.B. Griffin. Ellen was born in Ocoee, Florida but also lived in Tampa and Philadelphia. A World War II bride, she was married at Orlando Air Base. She loved to shop and garden while...
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Joseph Gerald Masse

November 25, 1935 - February 21, 2016

MASSE, Jerry, 80, of Tampa passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Jerry was a faithful and devoted member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He loved to golf and spend time with his family. He survived by his loving family and friends who will miss him dearly. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00am, Thursday, February 25, 2016, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tampa. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
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Bette Marie Anderson Wells

September 19, 1927 - February 19, 2016

WELLS, Bette Anderson, passed away on February 19, 2016. She was born in Laredo, Texas to Elmer R. Laing and Leda Kelson. Bette is survived by her daughter, Vicki J. Cortez; granddaughter, Alexia Hasania; many great-grandchildren and loving friends. A funeral service will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the chapel, 7851 Lutz Lake...
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Suzanne Ohrt

October 23, 1948 - February 19, 2016

Suzanne "Suzie" Ohrt, 67, of Tampa, passed away on February 19, 2016 at the Connerton skilled nursing facility in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Suzie fought restrictive lung disease for many years but, when she couldn’t fight any more, the Lord mercifully brought her home.She was preceded in death by her father, mother and infant brother. She is survived by her loving husband of...
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Robbins Hampton Denham

August 14, 1927 - February 18, 2016

Robbins H. Denham, age 88, passed away on February 18, 2016 following a brief illness. A native of Tampa, he graduated from Hillsborough HS and the University of Tampa. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and later served his country in the US Navy Reserve and was a veteran of WWII. He lived an active life and was involved in many organizations including, Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church,...
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Patricia C. Noel

September 8, 1917 - February 16, 2016

NOEL, Patricia Crumbaker, 98, passed away on February 16, 2016. She was born in Abingdon, IL. and resided in Tampa since 1969. Prior to retiring in 1998, she worked at Florida Mining and Materials for many years. She enjoyed visiting Busch Gardens and Epcot with family and kept busy reading and completing hundreds of crossword puzzle books. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Sr. and...
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Andrew Conrad

February 14, 2016 - February 14, 2016

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Rufus Sampson Armstrong

April 4, 1925 - February 14, 2016

Armstrong Jr., Rufus, On February 14, 2016, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to be re-united with the love of his life, Marjorie Kite Armstrong, who passed away on October 27, 2013. Rufus was born in Asheville, N.C. On April 4, 1925. His parents were Eula and Rufus Sampson Armstrong, Sr. He had one brother and three sisters, all of whom were waiting with open arms to...
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Betty Anne Hunziker

May 16, 1925 - February 13, 2016

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Sachi Uechi Stanton

September 20, 1940 - February 13, 2016

Stanton, Sachi Uechi, 75, after a short but fierce battle with Acute Myloid Leukemia (AML), Sachi Uechi Stanton took her first steps in Heaven on February 13, 2015, where she is sure to have been greeted by her beloved husband, Richard Stanton, dog George, and numerous friends and family.Sachi was born September 20, 1940, in Miyako, Okinawa, Japan. The oldest of seven, she helped support her...
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Larry Lorenza Thompson

May 6, 1968 - February 12, 2016

Larry Lorenza Thompson went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 12, 2016. Larry was born May 6, 1968 in Cottonton, Alabama to May Ruth Thompson & William Glenn. Larry was a committed member to the Revealing Truth Ministries and was heavily involved with his church family. He was loved by so many people; and was known as a kindhearted caring man who was always smiling and laughing. ...
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Dorothy Eubank Shephard

September 18, 1932 - February 12, 2016

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Shelby Edward Jarrell

November 20, 1923 - February 11, 2016

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Kathryn Ellen Sutton

July 3, 1962 - February 11, 2016

Kathryn “Kathy” Sutton passed away Feb. 11, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Martha W. Sutton and was predeceased by her father, Carl Sutton, M.D. Kathy was born in N.Y., N.Y. and moved with her family to Miami, FL as a young child. She attended Gulliver Academy and graduated from Palmetto High School, Miami. Kathy graduated from the University of South Florida with a B. A....
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Marcia M. Kania

August 12, 1953 - February 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Bernard Lawrence Erickson

July 31, 1927 - February 8, 2016

Erickson, Bernard L., 88, passed away after a short illness on February 8, 2016. He is survived by his wife Muriel; daughters Debbie (Jerry), Donna (Bill); grandchildren David, Jennifer, John; sister Florence Dempster of California, brother Neil (Carol) of New Jersey and numerous nieces and nephews. Bernard attended Seton Hall University 2 years before being drafted into the army and...
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Michael James McCarty

September 20, 1945 - February 7, 2016

McCarty, Michael James, 70, passed away on February 7, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife and college sweetheart of 49 years, Mary “Lou”; his wonderful sons Patrick (Megan) and Brian; his beautiful grandchildren, Taylor, Hunter, and Claire; and numerous cherished friends. Michael graduated with a Master’s Degree from Xavier University. He was very personable, highly...
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Virginia Wildman Stovall

July 26, 1940 - February 7, 2016

Virginia “Ginger” Darnell Stovall entered thorough Heaven’s gate on February 7, 2016 from her home in Tampa, Florida. She was born in Parmele, NC, July 26, 1940 to Paul and Valirea Wildman on July 26, 1940. Virginia graduated from Cradock High School, Norfolk, VA in 1958 and earned a Nursing Degree in 1959 before marrying and becoming a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and...
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Cathy A. Wilton

February 14, 1959 - February 6, 2016

WILTON, Cathy A., 56, of Tampa passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016. She leaves behind her loving husband of 25 years, Richard E. Wilton; daughter, Janie Wilton, step daughters, Karen Hutchinson and her husband Dan, Kelli Henry, Kim Wilton; step-son, Richard Wilton Jr and his wife Laura; sister, Karen Wolfe and five grandchildren. Cathy was a faithful member of Idlewild Baptist Church and...
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Elaine Daguiar

February 7, 1923 - February 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Charles Ross Ogle

May 22, 1928 - February 5, 2016

Charles Ross Ogle, 87, beloved husband and father, passed away February 5, 2016, at his home in Lutz, Florida. Charles was born May 22, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Charlie Nicholson Ogle and Eva Ross Ogle. Charles left home at age 16 to serve his country during World War II in the Merchant Marine. After the war, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1971. He met his wife,...
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Linda Engram

March 8, 1961 - February 5, 2016

Engram, Linda 54, who was born on March 8, 1961 in Sarasota, FL passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016. She leaves fond and cherished memories to a loving daughter, Bridget Letthand and son-in-law, Robert Letthand; sister, Francis Engram; brother, Freddy Horne; three grandchildren, Ne'Quai Letthand, La'Rob Letthand, and Nyla Letthand. Linda is also an aunt to Melissa Engram and Derrick...
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Carlos Collazo

August 12, 1959 - February 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Nellie Ruth Pitts

December 12, 1933 - February 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Joseph Coppola

January 10, 1949 - February 3, 2016

COPPOLA, Joseph, 67, of New Port Richey, passed away on February 3, 2016. He will be missed for his endless stories and knowledge of building/construction, cars, business, finance, sports and antique cars; along with his charm, fashion sense and ability to make everyone feel special. He insisted on leaving things better than he found them. He will be dearly missed by his brother, Paul; two...
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Miriam Rivera-Venegas

April 10, 1956 - February 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Ronnie Craig Walser

June 7, 1947 - February 1, 2016

Walser, Ronald Craig, 68, of Tampa, passed away on February 1, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Linda; 2 son's, Ron and wife, Rebecca and Jason and wife, Jill Walser; 3 grandchildren, Reid, Reagan and Reese. Ron was a simple and loyal man of few words who enjoyed times spent with close friends and family. A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 at...
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David Man Chon

November 1, 1933 - February 1, 2016

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

September 29, 1938 - February 1, 2016

Bennis, John Michael, 77, retired Army Officer, Florida Corrections Officer and active church member, passed away in Tampa, Florida on February 1, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife, Josette; his son, John and his wife, Betsey and their children, Kadie and John Dalton; his son, Darrell and his wife, Silvia and their children, Melony and Caroline; his sister, Janice Stern and her husband,...
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Howard Morten Stout

November 5, 1923 - January 31, 2016

STOUT, Howard Morten, 92, passed away on January 31, 2016. Howard was born in Indiana and moved to Tampa in 1964. He proudly served his country, retiring as a Major in the United States Air Force. Howard was a member of John Darling Lodge #154, member of the Scottish Rite, York Rite and the Egypt Temple. He is survived by his loving wife, Estelle; three sons, Robert, David, Gary Stout; two...
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Michael Bernard Lowe

April 15, 1956 - January 29, 2016

Lowe, Michael Bernard, 59, of Tampa, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016. He was born in McDonough, Georgia but resided in Tampa his entire life. He was a graduate from King High School and continued his education at FAMU. Michael worked many facets of customer service jobs the last 20 plus years. He is preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Lowe. He will be sadly missed by his family...
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Michael Bernard Lowe

April 15, 1956 - January 29, 2016

Lowe, Michael Bernard, 59, of Tampa, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016. He was born in McDonough, Georgia but resided in Tampa his entire life. He was a graduate from King High School and continued his education at FAMU. Michael worked many facets of customer service jobs the last 20 plus years. He is preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Lowe. He will be sadly missed by his family...
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Delton Clayton McBride

November 18, 1926 - January 28, 2016

McBride, Delton C., 89, of Tampa, FL-It is with great sadness that the family announces his passing on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Delton (DC) will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Minnie Lou; three children, Teresa McBride, Valeria (Richard) Terry and Ken (Cathy) McBride; two grandchildren, Melissa Davis and Stacy Martin; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews....
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