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

Migdalia Sanchez

March 17, 1936 - August 29, 2014

Sanchez, Migdalia Brito, 78, passed on August 29, 2014. Born in Regla, Cuba in 1936, she came to the United States as a young girl. She was a wonderful, loving, dedicated daughter, wife and mother who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Migdalia is preceded in death by her father and mother Miguel and Isabel Brito, her first husband Armando Toral Sr. and her second husband Luis...
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Effie L. Campbell

November 16, 1920 - August 28, 2014

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Armando Leon Cruz

June 14, 1924 - August 24, 2014

CRUZ, Jr, Armando L., 90, of Tampa, was born in Tampa, FL on June 14, 1924 to the late Armando L. Cruz, Sr. and Marta Leon Cruz. He went home to be with the Lord on August 24, 2014. Mr. Cruz was a WWII Navy Veteran, Chief Petty Officer E7, Master Electrician and Owner of Cruz Electric. He was a 32nd. Degree Mason, KCCH, member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite. He enjoyed being an active member...
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Barbara A. Schumacher

April 27, 1951 - August 24, 2014

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Janet Therese Hawthorne

April 26, 1946 - August 23, 2014

Hawthorne, Janet,68, went to be with her Savior on Saturday, 8/23/14. Survivors include her children; James McGill, III ( Sandy), John McGill (Katie) & Tracie Leishman (Chris), 3 grandchildren; Shawn, Devan & Caitlyn, sister; Jennifer Hager ( Michael), brothers; Brian(Joan) & Darryl Richard Spence. She will be missed by many dear friends & family. A job well done. Services will...
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Ronald Sulzener

May 8, 1932 - August 22, 2014

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Andrew G. Mathis

August 11, 1924 - August 19, 2014

Mathis, Dr. Andrew Gladden, 90, husband, father, psychologist, minister, brother, son, adoptee, rancher, vintner and friend, passed from this world on August 19, 2014. He was born in Poona, India to Church of the Brethren missionaries Andrew Guy Butterbaugh and Bertha Bell (Lehman) Butterbaugh. Upon the deaths of both his parents, he was adopted by Jefferson Hall Mathis and Cordelia Mae (Burton)...
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Dolores A. Novoselski

January 17, 1946 - August 19, 2014

Novoselski, Dolores “Dee”, 68, of Tampa, passed away at home on August 19, 2014. She was born in Bayonne, New Jersey to Stephanie and Edward Loniewski. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Jack; sisters, Judith & Joan; nephews, Gregory, Todd and Jason. She graduated with a BA from University of Detroit and worked for USAA Insurance Company & Carnival Cruise Line...
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Anna Mae Peterson

March 21, 1924 - August 18, 2014

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Joanne Elizabeth Blackburn

April 14, 1926 - August 17, 2014

Joanne Elizabeth Blackburn, 88, died peacefully on 17 August 2014. She was born in Brooksville, Florida to Henry and Eunice Geesink on 14 April 1926. She began her education in Hernando County and often spoke fondly of growing up there. When her family (including her older sister Marguerite and younger sister Bess) moved to Tampa in 1941, she attended Hillsborough High School, graduating in 1944....
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John Christopher Rogers

May 8, 1968 - August 16, 2014

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Esther Lopez

September 13, 1951 - August 13, 2014

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Hildegard Walker

June 19, 1945 - August 11, 2014

WALKER, Hildegard, of Tampa, was born in Naketendorflas, Czech Republic on June 19, 1945 to the late Peter Schutto and Katharina Schutto nee Gross. She passed away in Temple Terrace, FL on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the age of 69 years old. She retired from the Banking & Mortgage Industry and was a member of Van Dyke Church in Lutz, FL, where she volunteered and was involved in the Quilters...
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Natividad Martinez

October 2, 1949 - August 11, 2014

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Frances Joyce Barrett

March 1, 1933 - August 11, 2014

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Claire Elizabeth Thurston

July 18, 1988 - August 8, 2014

THURSTON, Claire Elizabeth, 26, of Tampa passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. She was born in Shreveport LA to Jill Mostowski Thurston and Donald Thurston. She is survived by her parents, step-father, Kyle Galusha; brother, Ryan Thurston; sister, Caitlin Galusha; grandmother, Geri Romero and many extended family members in LA and NY. Claire graduated High School from Central Private School in...
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Samuel Angus Hood

December 10, 1940 - August 7, 2014

HOOD, Samuel Angus, 73, of Northdale, was born in Warren, Ohio on December 10, 1940. He went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Mr. Hood was a US Navy veteran and a retired Sales Manager with Waste Management. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church where he served as a Hospitality Minister. Samuel enjoyed his retirement and took great pleasure in volunteering his time as a...
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Arthur Cecil Piercey

October 5, 1929 - August 5, 2014

PIERCEY, Arthur, 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Katherine Piercey. He is survived by his second wife, Florence Conte Piercey; children, Jim Piercey, Linda Miller Piercey, David Piercey and his wife Janice, Duane Piercey and his wife Lisa; step-children, Josie, Anita, David and their families; eight grandchildren; one great...
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Jack Anthony Fanella

April 27, 1938 - July 30, 2014

John “Jack” Anthony Fanella, 76, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 27, 1938 to Frank and Marion Fanella in Franklin Park, IL he is survived by: Carol Fanella, his wife of 55 years; and his three daughters and their husbands: Terri & John Hulbert, Lorri & Tim Brown, and Kerri & Michael Whitt. Grandfather of seven:...
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Douglas Edward Money

July 10, 1959 - July 25, 2014

Money, Douglas Edward, 55, of Inverness formerly of Tampa, passed away on July 25, 2014 with his loving family by his side. He is preceded in death by his father, Elbert “Sporty” Money. He is survived by mother, Winifred Money; sisters, Maryann Money, Linda Strickland and husband, Thomas; aunt, Rita May & family; uncles, Paddy Kelly and Christopher Kelly; friends, Joyce McMullen ...
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Jessica Lindsey Brown

February 9, 1993 - July 25, 2014

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Frank Lane France

February 27, 1939 - July 24, 2014

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Edwin Peter Krieger

February 29, 1928 - July 23, 2014

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Valerie Nations Swett

October 21, 1956 - July 21, 2014

Swett, Valerie N.,57, of Tampa passed away on July 21, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital North with her husband & caregiver at her side. She was born in Louisville, KY & moved to Tampa in 2001. She was the youngest daughter of the late, Wandah Johnson Stimac Nations & Thomas Stimac. Survivors include her husband; Michael Swett, sister Leigh Nations & many loving cousins, extended family...
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Kent Marshall Blocher

September 4, 1960 - July 20, 2014

Blocher, Kent Marshall, 53, passed unexpectedly July, 21, 2014. He was born in West Palm Beach Florida on September 4, 1960. Kent graduated in 1983 with a Masters Degree of Building Construction from The University of Florida. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Moorehead Blocher. He is survived by his wife, Jane Andrew Blocher; his mother, Pauline Tuttle Blocher and his sister, Kazy...
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Verdon Earl Alexander

October 12, 1930 - July 16, 2014

Alexander, Jr., Verdon “Don” E., 83, passed away July 16, 2014, in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Middlesboro, KY on October 12, 1930. His family moved to Chattanooga, TN where he grew up. He graduated McCallie Military School, class of 1948, moved to Atlanta, GA and graduated Emory University Class of 53’ school of business. Employed by Sears over 22 years brought him to Tampa...
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Dalia S. Cruz

August 10, 1926 - July 15, 2014

CRUZ, Dalia S., 87, of Land O Lakes, was born in Tampa, FL on August 10, 1926 to the late Jerry Sanchez and Carmelina Bencomo Sanchez. She went home to be with the Lord on July 15, 2014. Mrs. Cruz was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. She was an avid traveler, music lover and gardener. In addition to her parents, Dalia is...
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Santos Q. Santoni

August 1, 1919 - July 12, 2014

Santoni, Santos Q. “Sandy”, born 8-1-19 & resided in John Knox Village, Tampa, FL. Sadly, on 7-12-14, Sandy quietly went with the angels above. Sandy proudly served in the U.S. Army (WWII) & was captured in Anzio, Italy & spent 2½ years as a POW in Stalag, VII A, Mooseberg, Germany. Sandy was a mechanic & musician, the guitar being his favorite instrument....
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Michael Edward Adams

June 25, 1950 - July 12, 2014

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Mary Ruth Brodowski

February 9, 1947 - July 12, 2014

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, Mary Brodowski, 67, passed away peacefully in her sleep July 12, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Laura Seiverd and son-in-law John Seiverd, grandchildren Caleb and Katie Seiverd, and sisters, Wilma Morrison, Beverly Bailey, Katrina Morrison, Amanda Morrison, Janet Bush, and brother, Doug Betts. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 19...
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Theresa Abalan McDonald

July 17, 1925 - July 11, 2014

MCDONALD, Theresa Abalon,known as Terry by friends & family, departed from us on Friday July 11th to enter her final home with the Lord. Terry had a passion for education, attaining several college degrees including two masters and attending Albertus Magnus College, Oberlin, and Columbia. After college, while residing in Tampa, she went on to teach at Plant High for 30 years. In 2006, she...
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Dorothy McDonald

June 23, 1928 - July 11, 2014

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Arline Thierry

September 15, 1927 - July 10, 2014

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Marlene Elsa Malinoski

July 10, 1946 - July 9, 2014

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Robert Charles Vath

July 10, 1989 - July 8, 2014

VATH, Robert Charles, entered Eternal Life, on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was born on July 10, 1989, in Brandon, Florida. He was preceded in death, by his maternal grandfather, Roberto Suzarte. He leaves behind a two year old son, Robert Charles Vath Jr.; the joy of his life and the mother of his son Ms. Kari Schmidt of New Port Richey Florida. He is also survived by his father, John L. Vath Jr....
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Richard David Herring

April 7, 1927 - July 7, 2014

Herring, Richard David (Dick) passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Dick was born in Crawford, Georgia on April 7, 1927, the youngest of ten children. In 1963, he, his wife and children relocated to Temple Terrace from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoyed saltwater fishing, working in his yard and the company of close friends. He was a long time member of Temple Terrace Community Church. Dick was...
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Virgil J. Walburn

December 16, 1964 - July 5, 2014

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Elizabeth Mary Burger

July 3, 1923 - July 4, 2014

BURGER, Elizabeth Mary, 91, of Tampa, was born on July 3, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas and Mary Ryan Devaney. She passed away on July 4, 2014 in Tampa. She was a retired teacher and avid animal lover who enjoyed bird watching and being outdoors. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth is preceded in death by her loving husband John Burger. She is survived by her son, Matthew...
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David Lowell Mayton

March 1, 1958 - July 2, 2014

MAYTON, David Lowell, 56, of Tampa, was born on March 1, 1958 in Roane County, TN to the late Luther and Mary Giles Mayton. He passed away on July 2, 2014 peacefully at home. Mr. Mayton was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran and will be interred in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In addition to his parents, David is preceded in death by his brother, W.L. Thornhill. He is survived by his...
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Charles Howard Musselman

December 24, 1927 - July 2, 2014

MUSSELMAN, Charles “Reds”, 86, of Venice, FL, passed away at Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace, FL on July 2, 2014. He was born on December 24, 1927 in Collegeville, PA to the late Thomas E. and Eltie Napier Musselman. Charlie was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1946-1947. He had a career in sprint car racing in the early 1950’s. He and his ex-wife Shirley (Muche) ran...
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Rosa Lee Rushing

October 5, 1924 - July 1, 2014

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Pauline W. Barry

May 17, 1922 - July 1, 2014

Pauline W. Barry, resident at Brighton Gardens, Tampa, Florida and long-time resident of New Hartford, Connecticut, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the age of 92. Born May 17, 1922, in New Hartford, CT, she was one of 8 children and daughter of the late John and Katherine Wabrek. She married Robert H. Barry, of Wyoming, PA in 1950 and they shared 38 years of marriage until her husband’s...
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Mila Bay Muto

June 30, 2014 - June 30, 2014

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Yvonne Zambito Posey

April 19, 1940 - June 29, 2014

POSEY, Yvonne Zambito, 74, entered into eternal rest on June 29, 2014. She was born in Tampa, Florida. She grew up in historical Ybor City and remained a Tampa native throughout her life. Yvonne lived her life for her family. Her daughters and granddaughters were her pride and joy. She dedicated her life to caring for family members, many who preceded her in death: her father, Santo Zambito; her...
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Clyde Hollman Smith

December 13, 1932 - June 28, 2014

SMITH, Clyde Hollman, 81, of Land O Lakes, was born on December 13, 1932 in Hildebran, NC to the late Joseph Tyson Smith and Bessie Holman Smith. He passed away on June 28, 2014 in Lutz, FL. Mr. Smith was retired from the U.S. Air Force and a Past Master of the J.F. Swartzel Lodge 251 where he was a member for 53 years. In addition to his parents, Clyde is preceded in death by his loving wife,...
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Jack Francis Hogan

April 9, 1922 - June 28, 2014

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Jose Leopoldo Marin

November 15, 1937 - June 26, 2014

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Christopher Charles Nier

July 26, 1987 - June 25, 2014

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Linda Roubos

August 21, 1945 - June 21, 2014

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Alex John Iliff

February 2, 1981 - June 20, 2014

ILIFF, Alex John, 33 of Tampa, was born on February 2, 1981 in Houston, TX to John and Regine Sendral Iliff. He passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 in Lutz, FL. He is survived by his mother, Regine Sendral Iliff; father and step-mother, John and Margie Iliff; brother, Wes Iliff and his wife Monica, maternal grandmother, Marianne “Omi” Sendral; his step-siblings, Michael and Megan...
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Steven Hubert Lee

December 28, 1956 - June 19, 2014

Steven Hubert LeeOn June 19, 2014 Steve was reunited with his family and friends in Heaven. After a courageous 6 year battle with health issues he gave in to a long deserved rest and eternal peace. Steve was born on December 28, 1956 to June and Hubert Lee in Williston, ND. He grew up on the family farm NW of town, attended Pioneer School through the 8th grade and then Williston High School...
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Luigi Romano

January 18, 1923 - June 19, 2014

ROMANO, Luigi, 91, of Tampa, Fl. passed away June 19, 2014. He was born in Ciro' Marina, Italy, moved to Tampa in 2004 after spending over 50 years in Brooklyn, N.Y. A fine, Italian gentleman, well respected for his kindness and his generous spirit. Luigi is survived by his beloved wife, Assunta, of 63 years, his devoted son, Anthony (Louise), and grandchildren, Louis, Tony, ad Maria. He...
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Antoinette Zaris

April 6, 1917 - June 18, 2014

Zaris, Antoinette (97) passed peacefully on June 18, 2014. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Stephen Zaris and her son, Richard Zaris. She is survived by her daughter, Marianne Werben (Bill); sons, Gerald Zaris (Lynn) and Steven Zaris; grandchildren, Craig Cox, Glen Cox, Dawn Gonzales, Mark Cox, Rachel Zaris and several great grandchildren as well as many beloved friends and...
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Sylvia Oliva

November 11, 1943 - June 15, 2014

OLIVA, Sylvia, 70, A life long resident of Tampa passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard “Honey” Gonzalez and Zoraida “Memo” Gonzalez. Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Dena Laurain (Andy Wardrop); son, Frank Oliva (Jac Thompson); grandchildren, Danille Oliva, Amber Oliva, Jenny Oliva, Soleil Oliva, Drew Wardrop; brothers,...
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Robert Scefcyk

April 23, 1969 - June 14, 2014

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Vickie Lynn Williams

December 24, 1967 - June 13, 2014

Vickie Williams, 46, passed away on Friday, June 13th, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her parents, Sue and Victor, her step-parents, Paul and Ruth, her brother, Gary, sisters, Sabrina and Jean, her children, Victoria, Rahzell and Marcus, her grandchildren, Jayden, Anaya and Jacory. She is also survived by many other family members. Vickie was loved by many. She never met a...
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Steven Gary Bloom

June 24, 1944 - June 13, 2014

Bloom, Steven, 69, of Tampa, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 2-3 pm, with a memorialservice immediately following at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood, 3207 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL (813) 968-2231. In lieu of flowers, the family is respectfully requesting donations be made to...
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Constance Mary Proeschel

September 13, 1936 - June 11, 2014

Proeschel, Connie M, 77 of Wesley Chapel, Florida passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by parents, Ken and Irma Lohn. Connie was born in Wessington Springs, SD then relocated to Willmar, MN where she graduated from high school in 1955. She graduated from Northwestern School of Nursing in 1958. In February, 1960 Connie married Jack Proeschel and is survived by son,...
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Kenneth Reeves Boe

May 26, 1938 - June 11, 2014

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Maring B. Swart

August 9, 1936 - June 10, 2014

SWART, Maring B. “Skip”, of Tampa, retired Funeral Director with Blount & Curry Funeral Home went to be with his Lord & Savior on June 10, 2014. He was predeceased by his father the Rev. Dr. L. Maring Swart and mother Nada R. Keis. Survivors include his wife Shirley J. Swart; sons, Damon G Swart and Mark Anton, Brother Rev. Jon Swart (Nettie), extended family Jeffrey Yeates...
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Lillian Joanne Jones

April 16, 1931 - June 10, 2014

Joanne Jones of Clearwater, FL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She was a true native Floridian born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Carl and Lillian Wilson on April 16, 1931. She was an enthusiastic spirit who loved plants, animals, Tai Chi, art, Florida, her home and family. She adored and loved all animals and was never without a pet. Devoted to the Lord, she was highly...
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Kenia Dyke

February 19, 1966 - June 9, 2014

DYKE, Kenia, age 48, of Tampa, was born on February 19, 1966 in Havana, Cuba to Nelson Martinez Sr. and Aida Diaz Martinez. She passed away in Gainesville, FL on Monday, June 9, 2014. Mrs. Dyke was an avid gardener, enjoyed doing arts and crafts and spending time at the beach with her family and friends. She will forever be remembered for her fun loving and compassionate demeanor. She is survived...
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Vivian V. Macomber

June 1, 1935 - June 9, 2014

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Kathryn Staten Hawkins

May 29, 1926 - June 5, 2014

HAWKINS, Kathryn Staten, 88 of Tampa, passed away June 5, 2014. She was born in Aflex, Kentucky, May 29, 1926, to Elmer and Eva Staten. She married Carl W. Hawkins on December 22, 1950 and worked for the Lorado Coal Company in West Virginia until they moved to Florida in 1960. In Florida, she worked for Maas Brothers. She was preceded in death by both parents, husband, brother Elmer Staten Jr...
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Betty Jane Barrier

August 10, 1923 - June 2, 2014

BARRIER, Betty Jane, was reunited with her loving husband in Heaven on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the age of 90 years. She was born in Graham, Texas in 1923 and moved to Arkansas with her family in 1939. Mrs. Barrier married the love of her life, Wilbur Barrier on October 31, 1944 and shared together 69 wonderful years. After they were married, they relocated to San Diego, CA while Wilbur served as...
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Alexander Bogach

August 18, 1920 - June 2, 2014

Alexander Bogach, 93, of Tampa passed away on June 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dimitri Bogach and Helen Tokaroff Bogach and brother, John Victor Bogach. He is survived by his wife, Rose Bogach; three sisters, Olga Steckler, Larissa Bogach and Vera Gropper; two stepdaughters, Janie (Dene) Burton and Cheryl (Tom) Edmondson. Alexander is the Inventor of Eleven Inventions,...
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Carolyn Martin

February 19, 1942 - May 31, 2014

Carolyn MartinCarolyn Martin , 72, of Tampa, FL (formerly of Glen Dale, WV) passed away on Saturday May 31, 2014 at home after a hard fought battle with cancer. She enjoyed spending time with her immediate family, friends and neighbors, while keeping in touch with her West Virginia friends and family she loved dearly.Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Vandilla Copenhaver....
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Edna M. Weesner

May 8, 1924 - May 31, 2014

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Martha Ellen Stumpp

February 25, 1926 - May 30, 2014

Martha Stumpp, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 30, 2014. She loved her family and friends well; but above all, she loved Jesus and was eager to see His face. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur. Survivors include daughter Sheila Goskie (and husband Tom); son Joe Stumpp (and wife Ellen); granddaughters Kristin Belmudez (and husband Sean), Kara Raynor (and husband...
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David Martin George

March 28, 1948 - May 29, 2014

GEORGE, David M., 66, of Tampa passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of James F. George and Julia Maloney George. He is survived by his wife Betty Hendry George and their son Jeffrey. David was a graduate of Chamberlain High School and received his undergraduate degree from USF. While at Emory Law School...
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Arlene Labelle

May 11, 1915 - May 28, 2014

LaBelle, Arlene Staley, 5/11/1915 - 5/28/2014, Survived by children, Doris Williams, Jeanette Romero, Gordon & Cheryl Staley, other children, LaVerna Pearson, Lawrence Staley Jr, Shirley Tyler, Kenneth Staley, she was a grandmother to approximately 189 children. Also two loving neighbors Martha and Leon. In loving thoughts of our Mother for all the love, joy and discipline. The spankings we...
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Tomasa Bolano Valdes

December 21, 1924 - May 25, 2014

VALDES, Tomasa B. 89 passed away on May 25, 2014 at her home, Emeritus at Carrollwood. She was born in Havana Cuba, and she loved her adopted country since arriving in 1966.Tomasa was a very generous giving person and a faithful, loyal friend.She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Francisco Valdes-Barry. She is survived by her son Frank (Carol) Valdes and her daughter Elena (Allan)...
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Angeline M. Graham

August 4, 1929 - May 25, 2014

Angeline M. "Margie" (Preservati) Graham, 84, of Tampa, Florida died peacefully on Sunday May 25, 2014 following a year of failing health.Margie was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Prospero and Angelina (Perrini) Preservati. She was preceded in death by her brothers Gino and John Preservati and sisters Eva Belforti and Irene Preservati. Margie is survived by...
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Gloria Frances Nichols

June 18, 1933 - May 24, 2014

NICHOLS, Gloria Frances Newman, June 18, 1933-May 24, 2014. Born in Brewster, FL to the late James Edward and Justine Elizabeth Newman, she was a third generation of a pioneering FL family. Mrs. Nichols moved to Bartow in 1949. She graduated from Summerlin Institute (Bartow Senior High School) in the class of 1951. She completed the Lakeland School of Business before marrying the late James T...
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Gerald Marbre Williams

August 5, 1958 - May 23, 2014

WILLIAMS JR, Gerald Marbre, age 55, went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2014. He is preceded in death by his father Gerald M. Williams Sr, and nephew Richard Marbre Bohac. He is survived by his loving wife Lori Elizabeth Williams; sons Vincent Kennon Williams, Michael Thomas Ragano, and Dereck Casey Ragano; mother Mary Baier LeBlanc Williams; sister Mary Jane (James) Bohac, brother Henry ...
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Solomon Kass

December 17, 1918 - May 22, 2014

Kass, Solomon, Abraham (Selig) was born December 17, 1918 & died May 22, 2014. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather & friend. He served in the US Army from 1941-1945 & entered the Merchant Marines followed by the US Coast Guard up until 1951. Sol was born in Brooklyn New York and moved his family to Tampa in 1953. Preceded in death by his father Harry,...
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Tiffany Lin Lawrence

September 30, 1982 - May 22, 2014

Lawrence, Tiffany Lin 31, of Valrico, Fl was taken way too soon from her loved ones on May 22, 2014. A victim of a tragic accident, she succumbed after a short hospital stay. She was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area and held several positions within the Tampa Police Department during her career. At the time of her passing, she was once again working as a dispatcher, which appeared to be her...
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Maudine Kyser Harvard

December 13, 1937 - May 22, 2014

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William H. Martin

November 14, 1935 - May 21, 2014

MARTIN, William “Billy” H., 78, of Odessa, was born on November 14, 1935 in Clearwater, FL to the late Hampton and Viola Ericson Martin. He passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Tarpon Springs, FL. William was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, graduating from Hillsborough County High School in 1955. After his graduation, William enlisted in the US Naval Reserves serving eight...
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Bernice Elizabeth Gillespie

June 6, 1920 - May 20, 2014

Bernice Elizabeth Gillespie, 93, of Tampa, FL., passed away May 20, 2014. Originally from Youngstown, OH. and Lake Worth, FL., she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Frank William Gillespie, and their infant daughter, Claudia Lynn Gillespie and her sister Stella Kemp, of Youngstown, OH. Bernice is survived by her two sons, Donald Gillespie of Tampa, FL., and Jeffrey (and Julie)...
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Doris Brazil

January 1, 1937 - May 17, 2014

Brazil, Doris 77, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014. She was a loving wife, compassionate and caring mother, admired grandmother, kindhearted great-grandmother and a loyal friend. She was our angel on earth and a true saint. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Larry. Survivors include her four children, Wendy, Larry, Diane and Loretta, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren. The...
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Norman Lawrence Prenzel

February 24, 1937 - May 15, 2014

Prenzel, Norman Lawrence, 77, passed away on May 15, 2014 in peace and love with his wife Laurel Bailey Prenzel by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Curt A. and Gertrude (Goepel) Prenzel, his uncle & aunt , Mr. & Mrs. Alfred E. & Elly (Goepel) Doenges, & his college-age brother & pal, Byron Prenzel. He is survived by his loving wife, Laurel &...
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Howard Wilburn Goodwin

January 17, 1935 - May 15, 2014

GOODWIN, Howard Wilburn, 79, of Lutz, was born on January 17, 1935 in Dekalb County, AL to the late Ralph and Olene Fox Goodwin.  He passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014 peacefully at home.  Mr. Goodwin ...
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Patti Ann Raiford

March 12, 1935 - May 15, 2014

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Melissa Ann Bax

July 15, 1983 - May 14, 2014

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Gladys Elizabeth Oakes

November 8, 1917 - May 14, 2014

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Maria Teresa Bonis

January 10, 1914 - May 11, 2014

BONIS, Maria Teresa, age 100, of Lutz, was born on January 10, 1914 in Guanabacoa, Cuba to the late Vicente Gallo and Maria Teresa Guanche Gallo.  She passed away on May 11, 2014 in Tampa.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Alfredo Bonis.  She is survived by her daughter, Doris Jean Ryals and husband Donny; her grandchildren, Christopher Ryals and wife Debbie, Sunny...
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Anita L. Capaz-Ruff

May 2, 1963 - May 5, 2014

Anita Lynn Capaz Ruff, beloved daughter of Orlando Jesus Capaz Sr. and Juanita Louise Flores Capaz, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the age of 51 years old.  She is survived by her loving husband, Paul Dane Ruff; three brothers, Orlando Jesus Capaz Jr., Paul Capaz and Robert Capaz; three sisters, Deborah Kuhlmann, Melissa Capaz and Michelle Bracero.  Also surviving are her...
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Joseph R. Maggio

May 9, 1924 - May 3, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Inez Yvonne Buggica

January 2, 1938 - May 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Jess .. Wheeler

February 23, 1934 - May 1, 2014

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Herbert Lee Calhoun

November 25, 1928 - April 29, 2014

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Herbert Lee Calhoun

November 25, 1928 - April 29, 2014

Herbert Lee Calhoun, 85, of Tampa, FL passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 29th, 2014. Herb was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to R.E and Gladys Calhoun on November 25th, 1928. He was employed in the Insurance field as a Senior Premium Auditor for many years before his retirement. Herb served in the U.S. Army Security Agency in Japan and Korea. He was an avid golfer. He was predeceased by a...
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Bryon E. Swisshelm

March 31, 1926 - April 27, 2014

Byron E. Swisshelm, 88, a resident of Lutz, passed away April 27, 2014. He was born on March 31, 1926 in Peebles, Ohio, the son of the late Ottis and Faye Swisshelm. At mid-senior year, Byron resigned to join the U.S. Navy. Byron was a Veteran of the United States Air Force & retired as Master Sergeant. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Helen M. Swisshelm; five children, Joyce...
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Anthony Millican

December 12, 1955 - April 27, 2014

MILLICAN, Anthony, 58 passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014. Tony was born in Shreveport, LA to Dorrell W. Millican and the late Anna K. Millican. Tony was a Construction Superintendent that lived life to the fullest. He loved being outdoors, loved music and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Tony is survived by his wife of 34 years,...
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Susan M Bishop

January 11, 1952 - April 27, 2014

BISHOP, Susan M., 62, of Tampa, went to be with her Heavenly Father on April 27, 2014. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Ken and Joyce McDaniel and brother-in-law, Fred Behne. Susan is survived by her son, Ryan Bishop and wife Adrienne; daughter, Erin DeJesus and husband Manny; 5 grandchildren, Madeline, Brady, Abigail, Blake and Daniel; her siblings, Tricia, Donny, Billy and 11...
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Olga D. Cleaver

March 3, 1924 - April 27, 2014

CLEAVER, Olga D., age 90, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Suncoast Hospice in Palm Harbor. Originally from Pennsburg, PA, she lived in Tampa for 48 years. She was married to Frank L. Cleaver, a USF professor until his death in 1987. She is survived by her children, Andrea and Thomas and her five grandchildren, James, Jeremy, Sarah, Casey and Tori. Olga was a homemaker and...
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Jacquelyn Wanda Reilly

November 16, 1924 - April 27, 2014

REILLY, Jacquelyn Wanda, 89, of Tampa, was born on November 16, 1924 in Tampa, FL to the late Sterling Buzbee and Lula Taylor Buzbee. She passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Tampa. In addition to her parents, Jacquelyn is preceded in death by her daughters; Mary T. Reilly and Kimberly M. Reilly. She is survived by her daughter; Sterlene Reilly, her sons; Fredrick Reilly and John P. Reilly...
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Tony H. Bonaparte

June 13, 1937 - April 26, 2014

BONAPARTE, Tony H. 76, passed peacefully at his home in Lutz, Florida on April 26, 2014. He is survived by his wife Sueli of 30 years, former wife Beverly, his daughter Yvette, son-in-law Mark, grandchildren; Liam and Elijah, sisters; Nesta, Nora, Nadia and Norma, sisters-in law; Lerlyn, Beryl and Linda, brothers; Thomas and Neil, brother-in-law Brad, and numerous nephews and nieces. Dr....
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Pompeya S. Reyes

February 28, 1923 - April 25, 2014

Reyes, Pompeya S. (91) was born on February 28, 1923 to Mrs. Paulina Rimando and Dr. Drotoveo Soriano in Naguillan, La Union, Philippines. She was the oldest of 13 children. She was married on January 21, 1946 to Clemente Guzman Reyes from Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. At the time of their marriage, she was a hospital attendant at the [then] North General Hospital in Sampaloc, Manila while...
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