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


Our Obituaries

Joe Lee Romack

May 25, 1932 - May 1, 2015

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Chambless Lee Avera

January 27, 1932 - April 30, 2015

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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

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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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Marc Grudzen

September 13, 1946 - April 5, 2015

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Idella R. McFarlen

January 4, 1921 - April 3, 2015

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Richard Lewandowski

January 5, 1928 - April 3, 2015

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Idella McFarlen

January 4, 1921 - April 3, 2015

Idella R.”Rusty” (Lee) (Wehling) (Fisher) McFarlen, 94, passed away on April 3, 2015, at Manor Care Carrollwood in Tampa, FL. Idella was born on January 4, 1921, in Randlett, Oklahoma. She was the youngest of four children born to James Russell and Ella Marie Olson Lee. She had five children - Roger Allan Wehling (Teresa), Dianne Wehling Hartt (Larry), William Alfred Fisher, Jr. ...
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Michael Lozicki

October 7, 1962 - April 2, 2015

On April 2, 2015, Michael “Mike” Lozicki, 52, of Tampa, passed away from a sudden heart attack while enjoying one of his favorite pastimes — dirt biking with friends and family. Mike was born on October 7, 1962 to Edward and Charlene Lozicki in Fremont, Michigan. He graduated in 1984 with a B.A. in Marketing and Finance, and then began his career as a Business Analyst. It wasn...
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Gary Bruce Williams

October 2, 1954 - April 2, 2015

Williams, Gary Bruce, 60, of Tampa, Florida entered into rest on Thursday, April 02, 2015. Gary loved his dogs and enjoyed working with computers. He was known for his generosity and giving spirit; and was always there when called upon. He was a very loving brother and uncle. Gary leaves behind his brother, Carl Warren Williams and wife Barbara of Maine; sister, Betty Kay Nichols and husband Ed;...
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George Henning Adams

September 9, 1922 - March 31, 2015

ADAMS, George H., 92, of Tampa, FL passed away March 31, 2015. Mr. Adams was born to Naclav and Anna Adams (Adamek) in Stavanger, Norway. He and his family immigrated to the US when he was 2 years old. He served in the Marines during WWII, married his beloved wife, Mable, in 1947. He was a machinist at the Thompson Steel Company in Franklin Park, IL for 35 years when he retired. He was an active...
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Joyce Carolyn Williams

April 11, 1925 - March 30, 2015

Williams, Joyce Carolyn, 89, went to be with her Lord on March 30, 2015. Joyce was born in Chicago, Illinois and has been a resident of Tampa since 1969. She retired from the City of Tampa in 1991. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Her feisty spirit will be missed by all who loved her. Joyce leaves behind her children, Mary Lou Whitacre (Joe), Cindy Edwards (Jim)...
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Eleanor May Miller

August 14, 1917 - March 29, 2015

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Beverly May Berry

January 14, 1937 - March 29, 2015

BERRY, Beverly May, of Tampa, was born on January 14, 1937 in Kankakee, IL to the late Laverne Winterroth and Eva Weaver Winterroth. She went home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2015 at the age of 78 years old. Prior to relocating to Florida 29 years ago, Beverly worked for the Carpenter’s 496 Trust Fund and was a saleswoman for Avon. She retired from the University of South Florida...
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Beverly May Berry

January 14, 1937 - March 29, 2015

BERRY, Beverly May, of Tampa, was born on January 14, 1937 in Kankakee, IL to the late Laverne Winterroth and Eva Weaver Winterroth. She went home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2015 at the age of 78 years old. Prior to relocating to Florida 29 years ago, Beverly worked for the Carpenter’s 496 Trust Fund and was a saleswoman for Avon. She retired from the University of South Florida Small...
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Sukhram Ramcharan

March 4, 1949 - March 29, 2015

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Anne C. Fordyce

August 12, 1980 - March 28, 2015

Anne Peluso Fordyce,34, went with the angels on March 28, 2015 after a courageous 5 year battle with cancer. She was a fearless fighter for her husband Anthony and infant son Anson. She also leaves behind her parents Joe and Judi Peluso, her loving family, and her “best friends” all over the country. A Celebration of Life at her other home Carrollwood Day School will take place in the...
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Emilio Moreno

October 30, 1928 - March 28, 2015

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Betty Jane Burton

November 25, 1927 - March 26, 2015

Burton, Betty Jane, 87, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2015. Betty was born in St. Louis, MO and relocated to Tampa, Florida in 1998. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Burton and one son, Thomas Collings and one daughter, Cindy Collings. She is survived by her other four children, Dave Collings (Soontaree); Joseph Collings; Tony Collings (Jacquelyn) and Kelly Hornbeek; as...
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Thomas Eyerly Guth

August 6, 1948 - March 26, 2015

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Walter Martin Pelc

May 9, 1933 - March 25, 2015

Pelc, Walter “Peck” Martin, 82, passed away on March 25, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania and graduated from Braddock High School in 1950. He tried out for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1951 and would have been accepted but his height would have been a factor. Peck was a proud veteran of the Korean War in the US Army where he served a Combat Engineer. He...
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Mildred Diefenderfer

November 19, 1934 - March 25, 2015

DIEFENDERFER, Millie, of Lutz, Florida, passed away March 25, 2015 at Florida Hospital Tampa. Born in New Blaine, Arkansas, she was predeceased by her parents Coy and Mary Berry and sisters Sue, Jane, Emma and Minnie. Survivors include devoted husband, James Diefenderfer; son, Dorsey Roy Martin; son, Ellis Madden (Allison); son, James Diefenderfer (Claudia); son, Mark Diefenderfer (Joelle);...
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Kurt Kevin Wadsworth

April 21, 1957 - March 23, 2015

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

May 18, 1921 - March 23, 2015

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

September 2, 1958 - March 22, 2015

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

July 9, 1935 - March 19, 2015

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

November 30, 1940 - March 18, 2015

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Joyce Kirschner

April 13, 1927 - March 18, 2015

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Keith Corey Robke

April 23, 1982 - March 17, 2015

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

January 5, 1939 - March 14, 2015

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

February 24, 1948 - March 13, 2015

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

August 23, 1942 - March 13, 2015

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Patrick Gerald Kennedy

August 7, 1945 - March 11, 2015

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

September 14, 1992 - March 11, 2015

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

January 31, 1956 - March 10, 2015

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Violet P. Serra

May 28, 1928 - March 9, 2015

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

May 22, 1940 - March 6, 2015

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

April 6, 1972 - March 5, 2015

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

March 3, 1945 - March 4, 2015

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

December 21, 1924 - March 2, 2015

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

December 1, 1947 - February 28, 2015

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

November 3, 1916 - February 27, 2015

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

May 29, 1929 - February 26, 2015

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

March 24, 1924 - February 23, 2015

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

October 6, 1952 - February 23, 2015

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

November 4, 1948 - February 22, 2015

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

March 1, 1981 - February 22, 2015

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

November 1, 1956 - February 22, 2015

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Frank Thomas Molfese

April 19, 1943 - February 21, 2015

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Nelle Roller Anderson

January 5, 1927 - February 21, 2015

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Carmelina Giuliani

August 29, 1930 - February 21, 2015

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Joseph Rauner

December 15, 1928 - February 21, 2015

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Jose Antonio Morales-Santana

June 13, 1929 - February 20, 2015

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Maurice Cartwright Padden

February 7, 1931 - February 20, 2015

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

June 27, 1933 - February 18, 2015

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Mary Elizabeth Hubbard

December 22, 1922 - February 15, 2015

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George F. Johnson

October 16, 1929 - February 15, 2015

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

February 11, 1918 - February 14, 2015

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

December 10, 1945 - February 14, 2015

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

September 5, 1925 - February 14, 2015

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Shirley Jo Fitzgerald

August 21, 1951 - February 13, 2015

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

January 6, 1930 - February 12, 2015

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

February 6, 1938 - February 11, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Edna Lou Nastasy

February 15, 1934 - February 9, 2015

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

April 7, 1929 - February 9, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Diosaddo Valiente

April 7, 1929 - February 9, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Linda Chrimes Moore

December 7, 1951 - February 9, 2015

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

August 9, 1922 - February 8, 2015

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

May 25, 1942 - February 8, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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James C. Hucks

March 9, 1954 - February 7, 2015

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

September 15, 1915 - February 7, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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George William Diaz

November 28, 1949 - February 4, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Truman Earl Kahler

November 28, 1936 - February 4, 2015

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

July 13, 1930 - February 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Violet Christine Bolin

January 27, 1959 - February 1, 2015

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

November 5, 1946 - February 1, 2015

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

August 10, 1932 - January 30, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Josephine Camille Scrivana

September 6, 1929 - January 30, 2015

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