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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

Ray Arden Warnock

September 26, 1940 - July 2, 2015

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Norman Francis Knapp

June 19, 1927 - July 1, 2015

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Michael Thomas Weaver

October 10, 1961 - June 26, 2015

Weaver, Michael 53, of Tampa entered into rest on Friday, June 26, 2015. Mike was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He will be remembered for his passion for golf, love of all sports, and his beautiful smile. Mike leaves behind his loving and caring wife, Elizabeth “Betsy” Weaver; his three four-legged kids, Mindy, Tiger, and Toby; mother, Claire Ann Weaver; two brothers, Glenn Weaver and...
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Jonathan Armstrong Cotterill

May 13, 1977 - June 25, 2015

Cotterill, Jonathan Armstrong 38, of Lutz, passed away suddenly in a motorcycle accident in the early morning of June 25, 2015. He leaves behind his loving wife, Natasha Cotterill and their three infant children; his mother, Joanne Foster and step-father, Charles Foster; and his sister, Alison Cotterill and her wife, Christa Orth. Jonathan now joins his father, Melville Cotterill in Heaven. A...
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Freddy Bruce Phillips

April 15, 1949 - June 23, 2015

Joe (Freddy Bruce) Phillips, 66, of Tampa died on June 23, 2015, after a too-short battle with ALS. A decorated veteran of Viet Nam, Joe served in the Marine Corps and then spent the next 40 years in the bowling industry. He was born in Edmiston, NY, the son of Harold and Catherine Phillips. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara, four children and their spouses: Patricia Alten & Larry...
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Nathan Edwin Shear

August 22, 1957 - June 22, 2015

SHEAR, Nathan, Edwin, 57, of Tampa passed away peacefully on June 22, 2015. A lifelong native of Tampa, he graduated Chamberlain High School in 1976. Mr. Shear was an avid baseball player prior to his injuries and continued his love of sports and was a big fan of the Bucs & Rays and many other baseball teams. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvena and George and Sue-his daughter who...
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Scott Edwin Burleson

March 24, 1958 - June 21, 2015

Burleson, Scott Edwin 57, of Odessa, Florida entered into rest on Sunday, June 21, 2015. He was Vice President of sales, Eastern United States at O’Neill Vintners & Distillers. Scott was a beach lover, avid boater and also belonged to the American Legion. Scott was an amazing husband, devoted father, loving brother and son who touched many with his kind gestures and sense of humor....
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Eddie Torres

August 13, 1931 - June 20, 2015

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Derek Ainsworth Williams

August 10, 1958 - June 19, 2015

Williams, Derek Ainsworth of Tampa, Florida was born August 10, 1958 to Jasper Williams and Doris (Tyson) Williams. He went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2015 at the age of 56. Born in Comfort Hall, Jamaica, Derek was a self-proclaimed "country boy" who loved the outdoors and finding ways to help others. Derek was a friend to all, and could always lift a saddened spirit with a...
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Doris Fay Lang

April 15, 1927 - June 17, 2015

Doris Fay Gilstrap Lang, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2015 in Tampa, FL. A proud Texas native, she was born on April 15, 1927 in Breckenridge, TX to Aubrey Lewis Gilstrap and Agee Violet Adams. Doris grew up in Big Spring, TX and has always loved big sky country. She met her future husband, Neil Lang in San Antonio and married on January 11, 1948 in Seguin, TX. Neil's job with...
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Deborah Patricia Whitley

October 10, 1957 - June 17, 2015

WHITLEY, Deborah Patricia nee Bodden, of Lutz, was born on October 10, 1957 in Tampa, FL to Rupert Bodden and Althea Bodden nee Cuylen. She went home to be with the Lord on June 17, 2015 at the age of 57 years old. Deborah loved to cook and was a world traveler, visiting such places as Paris, Egypt, Russia, China, Ireland and Peru. Her absolute joy in life was spending time with her beloved...
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Mary Doczi

March 3, 1946 - June 16, 2015

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Alice Carol Gordon

July 20, 1940 - June 16, 2015

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David Brooks Alderman

May 4, 1948 - June 15, 2015

ALDERMAN, David Brooks, 67 of Tampa, was born on May 4, 1948 in Bradenton, FL to the late Gordon Alderman and Wilma Brooks Alderman. He went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 15, 2015. David retired as a Park Ranger for the State of Florida in 2013 after nearly 40 years of service. During his time with the Parks Department he demonstrated an unprecedented dedication to keeping Florida...
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Kevin Lee Gallis

October 6, 1963 - June 14, 2015

Gallis, Kevin 51, of Tampa, Florida entered into rest on Sunday, June 14, 2015. He was owner of Superior Pool and Spa of Tampa. Kevin loved to travel extensively and snow ski. He will be greatly missed by his life partner Klaus Burock, family and many friends from both America and Germany. Please join us for a visitation to honor the life of Kevin at Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel, 3207...
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Wayne Thomas Spath

September 4, 1954 - June 14, 2015

SPATH, Wayne Thomas, 60, passed away on June 14, 2015. Mr. Spath honorably served in the United States Air Force and United States Navy for 22 years. He earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration. In his leisurely time he enjoyed boating, camping, riding his Harley Davidson and spending time with a dog he rescued named "Jessica". He was preceded in death by his mother Barbara,...
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Elizabeth Lapsley

November 30, 1943 - June 13, 2015

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Alvina Anna Maczko

January 24, 1918 - June 12, 2015

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Hughes Hamilton Rice

August 25, 1935 - June 11, 2015

H. Hamilton “Chip” Rice, Jr., Esquire, who served as County Attorney for Manatee County from 1983 to 1997, passed away on June 11, 2015. He practiced law in the private sector in Manatee County until his retirement in 2013. Born in Kentucky, anyone who knew Chip Rice referred to him as a “true Kentucky gentleman”.He was a graduate of the University Kentucky and earned...
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Alexander Cooks

August 18, 1965 - June 9, 2015

Alex Cooks, 49, of Tampa, Florida entered into rest on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 surrounded by his wife, 4 sons and grandson, along with a host of family, loved ones and friends by his side. Alex was born in Loxley, Alabama and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He attended Troy State University where he was a player on the Trojans football team. He relocated to Tampa in 1985 and soon discovered his love of...
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Patricia Helen Voegele

July 16, 1946 - June 8, 2015

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Elisa Boyer

May 7, 1949 - June 7, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elisa on June 7, 2015. Elisa was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to so many. Elisa shaped many lives as a school teacher in Montreal where she taught for 20 years. Elisa leaves behind her beloved husband Yves; step-son, Eric and his wife Marie-Josee; three grandchildren, Alexandra, Julia and Nicholas; brothers,...
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Ann Gertrude Obedzinski

September 27, 1920 - June 7, 2015

Obedzinski, Ann Gertrude 94, died June 7, 2015. Survivors include daughter, Marie E. Crowe; son, James M. Obedzinski; grandson, Jason Crowe; son-in-law, William Michael Crowe; daughter-in-law, Beverly J. Obedzinski. Graveside service to be held June 22, 2015 at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y. For time of service contact Gimenski-Wysocki Funeral Home, Syracuse, N.Y. (315) 422-5087.
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John Alexander Heron

December 3, 1924 - June 7, 2015

HERON, John Alexander, passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday, June 7, 2015. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over 60 years, Amy; his daughters, Linda and Johannah; his son, Keizo (John) and Keizo’s (John’s) wife, Fusako. He is also survived by his granddaughters, Jennifer, Arisa and Marisa, as well as his grandson, Yujin, and their respective spouses, Steve, Ken,...
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Luke Arin Collins

September 21, 1961 - June 6, 2015

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Anthony Rocco Iacovino

August 10, 1926 - June 6, 2015

Anthony Rocco (Tony) Iacovino, 88 passed away peacefully at home in Tampa on June 6, 2015. Born in 1926 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Giuseppe and Concetta (Lanese) Iacovino, Tony was a well respected father, teacher, & coach for over 30 years. His students and players can testify to his energy and passion. Excelling in baseball and basketball at St. Patrick’s Catholic School he earned...
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Norman Guy Beebe

July 29, 1925 - June 6, 2015

Norman G. Beebe, a devout Catholic, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, June 6, 2015. He is predeceased by his wife Betty of 62 years and leaves behind a son, Donald G. Beebe (Julie) and two daughters Teresa (Teri) J. Beebe and Marie D. Simpson (Jack). Mr. Beebe also is survived by 8 grandchildren Allison, Laura, David, Alex, Holly, Jack Jr., Isabella and Madison. Norman, a decorated war...
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Gary Rosenberg

June 28, 1930 - June 5, 2015

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Thelma Nelson Mast

August 21, 1920 - June 3, 2015

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Constance Allen Longway

August 11, 1936 - June 2, 2015

Longway, Constance A., 78, of Tampa, passed suddenly June 2, 2015. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church since 1967. Constance leaves behind her daughters, Judy (Scott) Chambliss, Kathy (Phil) Dubois, Michele Lemnah and Sherrie Gauthier; sons, Rick (Christine) Gauthier and James (Tara) Longway; daughter-in-law, Laura Longway; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She now joins...
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Georgia Mae Muck

November 5, 1917 - June 1, 2015

Georgia M. Lawlis Muck passed on Mon, June 1, 2015. She was born in Amity, Indiana. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, and husbands Max Smith and Carroll Muck. Also granddaughter Dana Medlin and grand-son Max Calhoun. She is survived by daughters Shirley Calhoun, Donna Medlin, Carol Hull, and Brenda Runyon and her sister, Eleanor Hutton, nephew James S. Bailey and niece Rita Zizza,...
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Ven Thi Nguyen

December 31, 1931 - May 31, 2015

Ven Thi Nguyen, a former Tampa resident, died Sunday, May 31st, in San Leandro, California. Born in Vietnam, in 1931, Ven moved to the United States in the late 1980s with her loving husband, Ich Kiet Trieu, and children. Ven spent much of her life in Tampa where she cared for her grandchildren as well as others. She was a wonderful cook who enjoyed making authentic Vietnamese dishes in addition...
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Barbara Cox Politz

August 10, 1940 - May 31, 2015

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Marjorie Smith Williams

April 20, 1926 - May 31, 2015

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Christine Elizabeth Dillon

August 2, 1950 - May 31, 2015

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Daniel Joseph Shepherd

August 6, 1958 - May 29, 2015

Daniel Joseph Shepherd passed away Friday 5/29/15. Dan was born Aug 6th, 1958 in Detroit, raised in Ferndale MI. During his adult life, he could be found in Michigan, New York, Jacksonville Florida, West Palm Beach and finally, Tampa. He was the beloved husband of Laura Dorman and father to Joshua, Nathan, Crystal (Aaron) stepchildren Forrest Roberts( Sami) and Justin Roberts (Kati) with 5...
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Naomi Henrietta Sullivan

March 16, 1923 - May 29, 2015

SULLIVAN, Naomi H., 92, of Tampa passed away on May 29, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary McPherson; daughter, Vinnette; sons, Rupert and Alvin; brother, Cleveland; sister, Linda and her grandson, Anthony. She is survived by her children, Alton (Ernestine), Sylvia (Kenneth), Shirley (Sunday), Mertella, Anthony (Annette), Brenda, Denise (Richard), Derrick, Lorraine and numerous...
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Amiel Steve Weller

January 11, 1969 - May 28, 2015

Amiel “Steve” Weller, 46, passed peacefully in his home on May 28, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Zulema and Conrad Weller, his sister, Alexandra Weller, and extended family. Steve had a small group of loyal friends who appreciated his adventurous, non-conformist nature and his wry sense of humor. He was generous with friends and strangers alike. Throughout his life, he...
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Jack H. Lynn

April 27, 1926 - May 28, 2015

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Michael Andrew Fortunato

May 21, 1957 - May 28, 2015

Michael A. Fortunato passed away peacefully at his home in Lutz on May 28th. He was surrounded by his family. Michael was 58 years old.Michael had been a multi-line insurance agent for Allstate Insurance for 31 years prior to his retirement earlier this year. His offices had been first on Skipper Road and later on Bearss Avenue.Michael left a wife, Lee Ann (Maggiacomo), and his son, William,...
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Robert Leo Karshner

September 12, 1939 - May 24, 2015

Karshner Jr., Robert L. “Bob” 75, passed away on May 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his brother “Johnny” Myers, and grandson, Mark Sczczesniak. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Judy, daughter Danielle “Dani” Mann (Mark), brother Jack Karshner (Shirley), brother Joe Myers (Margaret “Maggie”), brother Davey Karshner (Linda),...
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Mildred M. Patrick

February 21, 1931 - May 23, 2015

PATRICK, Mildred, 84, of Tampa, Florida went home to be with her Lord Jesus on May 23, 2015. She was born February 21, 1931 in Cordia, KY to the late Roy and Mary Ethel Combs. She is survived by her husband, Frank Patrick, her daughters, Carla Patrick of Jacksonville, FL, daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Phillip Hanes of Tampa, FL, daughter, Pamela Bevins of Tampa, FL, and daughter and son-in...
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Gloria Rigaud-Aziz

April 16, 1938 - May 23, 2015

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Robert Alexander Morgan

May 13, 1948 - May 23, 2015

Robert Alexander Morgan, 67, of Nevada passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Tampa, Florida with family by his bedside.He was born May 13, 1948, in Saltville, Virginia to the late John and Grace Morgan. Robert graduated from R.B. Worthy High School in 1966 and went on to receive a Civil Engineering degree from Virginia Tech in 1970.Upon graduation he began a 30 year career with Duke Energy,...
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Phyllis Helm Lamb

April 15, 1928 - May 22, 2015

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Jorge QUINTANA

June 22, 1931 - May 22, 2015

Quintana, Jorge, 83, of Tampa, FL passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on May 22, 2015. He was from Santiago De Las Vegas, Cuba and immigrated to the US in 1962 and settled in NJ. He relocated to Tampa 4 years ago. He is survived by his beloved wife Isolda of 45 years, daughter Mini Hohmann her husband Michael and grandchildren Lourdes and Michael, Jr. His nephew, Rolando Rodriguez...
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Charles Edward Mitchell

November 5, 1936 - May 21, 2015

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Thomas Daryll Evans

February 25, 1955 - May 21, 2015

Thomas Daryll Evans, 60, of Tampa went to be with his Lord on May 21, 2015. Tom was a loving father and leaves behind a daughter Charlotte, sons Gregory and David and 3 siblings Jana, Steve and Mark. Tom graduated from Chamberlain High School and entered college life at the Clemson University where he graduated from the College of Business in 1978. From there he went into his own construction...
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Anna M. Pettijohn

July 10, 1924 - May 21, 2015

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Juan Rivera-Morales

June 28, 1933 - May 20, 2015

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Thomas James Shaw

August 21, 1943 - May 20, 2015

SHAW, Thomas “Tom” J. , 71, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, May 20. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his infant son. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, his two sons, and his four grandchildren. Tom was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Daytona Beach, FL. He attended the University of Florida where he earned a BS in Civil Engineering...
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Martha Alice Rutledge

December 29, 1946 - May 19, 2015

Rutledge, Martha Alice, 68, of Tampa, Florida entered into rest on May 19, 2015. Martha leaves behind her loving husband, Wayne Rutledge; son, Steven Michael Butler and daughter, Sharon Renee Butler; siblings, John Brown, Evelyn Douglas, Margaret Brown, Linda Sue Brown and Nell Lewis. She was a proud grandmother of nine wonderful grandchildren who will miss her very much. A graveside service...
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William Laughridge

November 18, 1953 - May 19, 2015

Laughridge, William Edward, 61, entered God’s Kingdom on May 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Laughridge, his mother Doris Laughridge, his daughter Beverly Denise, his son Christopher Edward and his step son Andrew Robert Jones. He is also survived by five grandchildren, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends and family will be received on Saturday May 23, 2015 at 11:00...
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Terrance C. Creighton

May 16, 2015

Creighton, Terrance “Terry”, 75, of Tampa, FL, passed away May 16, 2015. Terry graduated Hillsborough High School in 1958 and furthered his education at Auburn University (BME) graduating in 1964. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army and later became the owner of Creighton Awning & Sign Company. He is survived by his bride of 50 years, Jeri and their three...
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Harriet Louise Stairs

April 26, 1946 - May 15, 2015

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Joseph William Clark

May 11, 1934 - May 13, 2015

Joseph W. Clark Sr., 81, of Wesley Chapel passed away on May 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, father and his first grandchild, Tiffany Lin Lawrence. He was born May 11, 1934 to Zeloma Watkins Clark and Nokomus Houston Clark in Henderson, N.C. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Suzanne McPhail Clark; his only son, Joseph W. Clark Jr and his wife, Noreen;...
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Roger Gaetano Sartori

November 15, 1959 - May 12, 2015

Sartori, Roger Gaetano 55, of Brooksville, passed away suddenly on May 12, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ingrid Eckstein Sartori. Roger was born November 15, 1959, in Seattle Washington. He attended elementary and secondary schools in Alabama, Georgia, Okinawa, and Germany, graduating from high school in Zweibrucken, Germany. Upon graduation from high school, Roger served in...
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William George Hug

March 28, 1930 - May 11, 2015

Hug, William George 85, of Tampa, Fl., born near Chicago, Ill. died Monday, May 11, 2015. He is survived by his children Elizabeth Hug, Melissa Hug Childs, Jeffrey Gaeto, Linda (Dee Dee) Morgan, and Tony Gaeto; a brother Robert Hug; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.Bill had a BS degree in Phys Ed and a Masters degree in dance from the University of Illinois in 1953 and 1960 where he...
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Retha Mae Daniel

November 26, 1929 - May 11, 2015

Retha Mae Daniel passed away on May 11th at the age of 85. She leaves behind her husband and best friend of 63 years, J. Walter Daniel. She also leaves behind her daughter, Audrey Daniel, and her grandchildren, Sean Daniel-Ennis and Amanda Daniel-Ennis, who haven’t gone a day in their lives without knowing how much she loved them. She also leaves behind her sister, Ann Tucker of Kannapolis,...
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Victoria Rosemarie Casario

November 14, 1930 - May 11, 2015

Casario, Victoria (nee Becce), 84, of Tampa, Florida left this world to be with her heavenly father on Monday, May 11, 2015. She married Dominic Casario in 1961 and raised 5 beautiful children. Victoria loved to cook, do crossword puzzles and travel around this country. She is survived by her five children, seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She will forever be loved and greatly...
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Belen Mercedes Artidello

September 24, 1957 - May 10, 2015

Artidello, Belen, 57, entered into rest on May 10, 2015 after an unfortunate accident. She was born to James and Consuelo Artidello in Madrid, Spain. Belen loved visiting the beach. She also loved playing and walking with her two dogs, both Miniature Pinschers. Belen graduated from the University of South Florida with a Teaching Degree in Art and spent her years teaching Art. Belen is survived by...
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Tommy Bradford Denton

February 1, 1943 - May 10, 2015

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Danielle Kenny

October 4, 1987 - May 9, 2015

Danielle Kenny passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015. She is survived by her loving parents, Michael & Barbara, and her dedicated sweet sister, Lauren Anne. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 3207 West Bearss Ave, Tampa, Fl.
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Lucille Mary Emberton

August 5, 1925 - May 7, 2015

Emberton, Lucille Mary “B”, passed away on May 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Thomas W. Emberton. Lucille was a native of Tampa having lived here all her life. She was a retired registered nurse of over 65 years. She was a loving mom who enjoyed gardening and sewing. She is survived by her daughter Karen, son Bruce, and daughter-in-law Lori. She will be...
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Jerry Wayne Wright

June 23, 1934 - May 6, 2015

WRIGHT, Jerry Wayne, of Tampa, was born on June 23, 1934 in Kansas City, MO to the late Louis Harold Wright and Winona Belle Wright nee Corder. He passed away on May 6, 2015 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 80 years old. Mr. Wright was a US Army veteran and member of the American Legion. He relocated to the Tampa area from Georgetown, Texas in 2012. He was an avid...
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Fred William Beene

November 5, 1923 - May 6, 2015

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Diana Zimmer

January 9, 1958 - May 6, 2015

Diana Zimmer of Tampa, FL, passed peacefully in her home on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, with family by her side. She moved to Tampa, FL, from Neenah, WI, in 1983. Diana was very dedicated to her career of 25 years, but always found time to enjoy hobbies such as sewing, poetry, jigsaw puzzles, and reading novels. She was very crafty and could fix or build just about anything. Diana is survived by her...
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Linda Diane Liberty

September 12, 1948 - May 5, 2015

LIBERTY, Linda Diane, age 66, passed away on May 5, 2015. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia on Sept. 12, 1948 to Josephine and Harold Peace. She was an avid football and NASCAR fan, loved to watch old black and white movies on TV and thoroughly enjoyed all Elvis Presley music. She was a licensed Cosmetologist in San Antonio, Texas where she began her life journey. She is survived by her...
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Louis Diaz

June 21, 1941 - May 4, 2015

Diaz, Louis, 73, a native of Tampa, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2015. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rebecca Diaz on April 13, 2015 ; son, Louis Anthony Diaz and his brothers, Julio, James and Savino Diaz. He is survived by his children, Timothy (Lynn) Diaz and Celena Markart; grandchildren, Ryan, Austin, Joseph, Nikki, Jason, Amanda, Julia; great-grandchildren, Jaden,...
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Olga Bustamante

March 9, 1933 - May 4, 2015

Bustamante, Olga, 82 of Tampa, Florida passed away May 4, 2015. Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba March 9, 1933. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Calvin in 2006. She is survived by her two daughters Alice Bustamante Rañón (Joe), Carmen Bustamante Andreu (George), 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Myrtle Hill Cemetery May 8, 2015 at...
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Loretta Volpe

May 17, 1927 - May 3, 2015

VOLPE, Loretta, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick F. Volpe. She is survived by her daughters, Rosaria (Bill) Mauro and Louise (Tony) Romano; grandchildren, Nick (Lauren), Eric and Moriah Volpe, Louis, Tony and Maria Romano, Laura (Alex) Daurer, Bill (Jessica) Mauro; great-granddaughter, Brynn Volpe and her brother, Fred (Miffie)...
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Gisela Blethen

March 15, 1935 - May 3, 2015

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Betty McCorkle Gordon

September 3, 1937 - May 3, 2015

Gordon McCorkle, Betty, 77, of Tampa passed away peacefully on May 3, 2015 in her home. Mrs. Gordon loved living an active lifestyle. She had a great passion for all types of performing arts, especially theater and classical music. She also enjoyed quilting, was an avid reader, and enjoyed many outdoor activities such as tennis, kayaking, hiking and traveling. Mrs. Gordon most of all loved...
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Joe Lee Romack

May 25, 1932 - May 1, 2015

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Carolyn Holland O'Brien

October 31, 1924 - April 30, 2015

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Chambless Lee Avera

January 27, 1932 - April 30, 2015

Avera, Chambless Lee (Chuck) was born January 27, 1932, in Fort Valley, Georgia. His family moved to Tampa in 1933 where he graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1949. He served in the Navy during the Korean conflict and graduated from The University of Florida in 1957 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Following graduation, he accepted a position with The National Security Agency ...
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David William Galloway

October 18, 1956 - April 30, 2015

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Norman Batty

January 4, 1930 - April 30, 2015

Norman C. Batty Jr., 85, of Utica, NY passed away April 30, 2015 in Tampa, Fl. Norman was born in Utica, New York and attended Proctor High School. He attended 2 years at Alfred University and completed his bachelors degree at Utica College in Management, taking his first job at Revere Ware. He left this to proudly become a certified life underwriter for Prudential Insurance, following in the...
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Andrew Russell Skeins

December 25, 1974 - April 29, 2015

Skeins, Andrew Russell, 40, of Tampa, Florida entered into rest on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Andrew was born in Appleton, Wisconsin to Janus and Floyd Skeins. He was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church. He was an avid Tampa sports fan, but his first love was his family and fishing. Andrew leaves behind his son, Aiden Russell Skeins; daughter, Gracie Ann Skeins; mother, Janus Skeins; father,...
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Shirley Sue Dudney

March 22, 1939 - April 27, 2015

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Marilyn Martin Carley

September 3, 1928 - April 26, 2015

Carley, Marilyn Butler, 86, of Tampa entered into rest on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Marilyn was born in Greenville, Pennsylvania to the late Niles and Helen Martin. She lived in Mentor, Ohio until 2008 when she moved to Tampa, Florida. Marilyn was a secretary at Lakeland Community College in Mentor, Ohio. She belonged to Mentor United Methodist of Mentor, Ohio and United Church of Christ of...
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Edna Emerick

April 17, 1934 - April 25, 2015

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Peggy Sue Webb

May 2, 1941 - April 24, 2015

Peggy Sue Webb, 73, of Tampa, passed away April 24, 2015 peacefully in her home. Peggy was born in Charlotte, NC to Rankin and Lillian Foster on May 2, 1941 and grew up in Harrisburg, NC. She attended Harrisburg School from the first through twelfth grade, graduating as Valedictorian in 1959. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education from Lenoir Rhyne College in...
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Alexys Damarys Willis

April 22, 2015 - April 23, 2015

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Gregory Joseph Ramon

May 25, 1947 - April 23, 2015

Ramon, Gregory Joseph, 67, of Lutz passed away April 23, 2015. He will be missed by his loving wife of 44 years, Anne; mother, Susie Ramon of St. Petersburg; children, Gregory David Ramon (Tania) of Palm Bay, Elizabeth Magnusson (Mikael) of Wesley Chapel, and Jeff Ramon of Lutz; siblings, David Ramon (Pat), Vikki Cruickshank (Bob), Doug Ramon, Mike Ramon, and Joe Shane Ramon; grandchildren, Amy...
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Howard James Boniface

September 7, 1926 - April 23, 2015

Boniface, Howard James, 88, of Tampa passed away on April 23, 2015. Born in West New York, New Jersey, he was a veteran of the United States Navy during WW II. After the war, he served the West New York Fire Department for many years retiring as a Fire Chief. He moved to Tampa in 1990 and was a member of the Friendship Class at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church and a member of VFW Post 424....
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Alan Brent Taylor

September 13, 1939 - April 23, 2015

TAYLOR, Alan Brent, of Wesley Chapel, was born on September 13, 1939 in Baltimore, MD to the late John Gilbert Taylor Sr. and Ruth Violet Taylor nee Bergan. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on April 23, 2015 at the age of 75 years old. Alan was a retired chef and enjoyed trains, planes, camping, collecting sea shells and watching his beloved UK Wildcats play...
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Sherri Ann Campbell

January 10, 1956 - April 22, 2015

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Victor Xavier Rivera

December 22, 1983 - April 21, 2015

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Mary Ann Pearce

January 22, 1937 - April 21, 2015

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Arthur Cyril Spanton

October 1, 1930 - April 20, 2015

Spanton, Jr., Arthur C., 84, of Tampa, passed away April 20, 2015. Born and raised in Tampa, he graduated from Hillsborough High School and began his 37 year career with GTE before retiring in 1985. The loves of his life were his wife, his family and his home. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary; sons, Wayne (Leigh) and Paul (Jayne); daughter, Suzanne Roberts; grandchildren,...
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Elmer A. Novak

May 15, 1928 - April 18, 2015

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Briana Maire Lloyd

October 12, 1996 - April 17, 2015

Lloyd, Briana M., 18, of Tampa passed away suddenly on April 17, 2015. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Tampa. She graduated from Leto High School in 2014 and was a member of the ROTC for 3 years. She was also a member of the girl scouts for 12 years and was employed by McDonalds Restaurant in Citrus Park Walmart. She is survived by her father Robert Lloyd and her mother Billie Kemp, 7...
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Catherine Bertha Brannen

September 22, 1935 - April 17, 2015

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Barbara Del Grosso

December 10, 1946 - April 15, 2015

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Melba Rebecca Diaz

June 27, 1944 - April 13, 2015

DIAZ, Rebecca “Becky” 70, of Tampa, passed away April 13, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Louis A. Diaz. Becky is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Louis Diaz; son, Timothy Diaz and his wife Lynn; daughter, Celena Markart; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Diaz; seven grandchildren, Ryan Diaz, Austin Diaz, Nikki Ellis, Joseph Markart, Jason Markart, Amanda Diaz, Julia...
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Thomas Edwin Nott

May 30, 1961 - April 9, 2015

Nott V, Thomas Edwin, 53, was abruptly taken from us April 9, 2015 from a heart attack. He is survived by his loving family, wife, Cindy; precious daughter, Emily; mother, Anne Nott; sister, Betsy Hall (Roger Hall); nephew, Griffin & niece, Caroline. He was born in Pennsylvania and loved to go to Maine in the summer. He graduated from St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA in 1980;...
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Edith Teeples

May 5, 1935 - April 8, 2015

Edith Helen Teeples (nee Nave) was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven after passing away at home peacefully on April 8th at the age of 79. She was born is Detroit, Michigan on May 5th, 1935. She is survived by her devoted husband, James Teeples, her daughter, Melinda (Jim) Bogensberger, and her son, Christopher (Sheri) Teeples as well as her brother, Donald (Cindy) Nave. She is also survived by...
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Paul Krokenberger

February 28, 1936 - April 8, 2015

Krokenberger , Paul (79) of Tampa went home to his Savior on April 8, 2015. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Virginia; daughter Karin Tucker her husband Allen; son and best friend John Krokenberger his wife Pleshette and son Kurt Krokenberger his wife Tina. His joy was in his (6) grandchildren (in birth order) Ruth Tucker, Hannah Tucker, Joshua Krokenberger his wife Amber, Lydia...
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John O'Brien

June 2, 1946 - April 7, 2015

John F. O’Brien, 68 sadly passed away on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015. John, known by those who loved him as Jack was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and Uncle. John was born in Long Island City on June 2nd, 1946 to William and Elizabeth O’Brien. John was a U.S. Army veteran who spent time stationed in Korea during his service. Afterwards, he worked full time as both a...
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