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


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Eugenie Betty Hilbmann

May 19, 1936 - February 24, 2017

Hilbmann, Eugenie, Betty, 80, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on February 24, 2017. She was born in Gladwin, Michigan, where she married Elroy Breault, who spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. They had two daughters (Cheryl and Cindy) and moved to Florida in 1973 after Elroy retired from the Air Force. Betty was predeceased by Elroy and married Bill Hilbmann. After marrying...
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June F. Grable

February 6, 1933 - February 24, 2017

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Israel Gonzalez

June 18, 1936 - February 23, 2017

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Neva Janice Stanfield

May 3, 1918 - February 22, 2017

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Rose Valdez

June 23, 1940 - February 22, 2017

Rose Valdez, 76 of Tampa, passed away peacefully,February 22, 2017. She is survived bySons, John and Tracy Valdez, grandchildren,Jonathan, Trenton, Alexia, Cassandra and Breanna.Her memorial of life will be celebrated March 4th, 20175:00pm at Blount and Curry Carrollwood ChapelIn lieu flowers please make donations in Rose’s name to:https://ww5.komen.org/DonateToday.aspx
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Linda Diane Thomas

September 15, 1949 - February 21, 2017

Thomas, Linda D, 67, of Tampa, passed away on February 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Randy Thomas; parents, David and Constance Byars. Linda is survived by her daughter, Tiffany Thomas and son, Ty Thomas. Her grandchildren include: Mariah Thomas, Hannah Thomas and Hallie Thomas; along with dozens of other family members and friends as well as her precious dog &ldquo...
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Marilyn Frances Reynolds

April 5, 1923 - February 21, 2017

Marilyn Francis Reynolds, 93, of Monroe passed away on February 21, 2017 in Tampa, FL. Visitation will be February 24, 2017 at 9:00 am at Blount and Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 West Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33618. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, February 24, 2017at St. Paul’s Catholic Church 12708 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Burial will follow at Sylvan...
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Helen Grace Harvester

July 28, 1925 - February 18, 2017

Harvester, Helen Grace (Griffin), 91, of Tampa, FL passed away February 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James V Harvester; parents, Bryan and Kathryn Griffin; and sons, James Jr. and Michael Harvester. She attended Hillsborough High School. She is survived by sons, Bryan Allen, Charles “Buck”, and Eric “Rick” Harvester; daughter, Paulette...
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Terrance Andrew Roberts

August 13, 1953 - February 17, 2017

Roberts Jr., Terrance, 63, of Tampa passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017. Terrance graduated with honors from Hillsborough High School in 1971. He touched so many lives with his kindness and brilliance being described as having a Heart of Gold. Terrance loved poetry, music and writing and someday dreamed of being a teacher. He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Thompson; father,...
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Heywood Axtell Turner

March 6, 1926 - February 17, 2017

Turner, Heywood A., 90, died Friday, February 17, in Tampa, Florida, surrounded by family.Heywood was born March 6, 1926, to Anne Margaret Pugh Turner and Heywood A. Turner Sr. in Richmond, Virginia. The family moved to Tampa in 1936, where his father joined The Tampa Tribune as a typesetter. Heywood excelled at B.C. Graham Grammar School, Jefferson Junior High and Memorial Junior High, and...
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David Allen Thomas

February 19, 1955 - February 16, 2017

THOMAS, David Alan, 61, of Seffner, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 16, 2017. He was born in Akron, OH, the son of the late Leo Ralpha and Patricia (Pritts) Thomas. In additionto his mother, he leaves behind wife, Brionne; brothers, Ralph (Barbara) and Robert (Sandra); sister, Kathie Simpson; sons, Kevin, David, and Sean; granddaughter, Lexi; great-granddaughter, Lilith; and a host of...
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Sally Stearns Geda

April 15, 1934 - February 16, 2017

GEDA, Sally Stearns, 82, made her transition to heaven on February 16, 2017, where she joins her husband Stan. She was a caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her children Karen Dos Passos, Mark and Donny Geda; her six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and her two beloved cats. Sally was known for her strong will and fierce determination. She was a...
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Keith Wayne Stanley

August 24, 1957 - February 15, 2017

Keith Stanley, 59, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was a native Floridian “born and raised” in Tampa. Keith was a percussionist in the Chamberlain High School marching band and head drummer of the jazz band; he also played baseball and basketball. He was the owner of Tampa Bay Logistics, Inc.; a transportation brokerage. Keith was an...
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David Patrick Brown

September 9, 1983 - February 15, 2017

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Ruth Brown Hughes

March 6, 1923 - February 11, 2017

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Mary Katherine Southwick

August 25, 1925 - February 10, 2017

Southwick, Mary Katherine, 91, of Lutz, passed away on Feb. 10, 2017. A life-long Tampa resident, Mary was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She is predeceased by her Jefferson High School sweetheart and husband of 73 years, Russell, and son Richard. She is survived by sons Loren (Bonnie), Dale (Francine), Mark (Lindy), Paul (Susan), daughter Mary...
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Maureen Frances Roe

April 15, 1932 - February 10, 2017

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Maureen Frances Roe

April 15, 1932 - February 10, 2017

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Richard Patrick Molloy

April 26, 1933 - February 8, 2017

Molloy, Richard P. MD, 83, of Tampa passed away February 8, 2017. He was raised in Faribault, MN. He attended St. Mary’s College, Winona, MN and graduated from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO. He received his medical degree in Internal Medicine from Marquette University Medical School. Prior to retirement he was in private practice in Tampa since 1972. He is survived by his wife...
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Kathleen Penrod Fortune

January 8, 1949 - February 4, 2017

Fortune, Kathleen Penrod, 68, native of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 after a valiant fight with Wegener’s Disease. Kathy was owner of Managed Assets Plus in Tampa for many years. After acquiring her teaching degree two years ago, Kathy taught at Frost Elementary School in Riverview fulfilling her life long dream of being a teacher and making a difference...
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Jane Gruppe Batty

December 29, 1933 - February 4, 2017

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Virginia Secundina Coira

May 21, 1922 - February 3, 2017

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Stanley Filips

October 28, 1930 - February 2, 2017

Stanley Filips died at home February 2, 2017 surrounded by family in Tampa, FL after a long battle with cancer. He was a Veteran and had worked in the Rockford District School system for over 20 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent of schools. He is survived by loving wife Evelyn, son Maury (Karen) Filips and his grandchildren Sara and A.J Filips.Step kids Susan O&rsquo...
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Esther Medina Christi

July 2, 1928 - February 2, 2017

CHRISTI, Esther Medina, 88, passed away at home on February 2, 2017. Esther was born in Tampa on July 2, 1928. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cesar and Jennie Medina, and by her husband Ben Christi. Esther loved to dance, swim, golf and play games of all kinds. She loved both classical and popular music and appreciated fine art. She especially enjoyed being out of doors, either at a...
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Randolph Rostas

March 4, 1961 - January 31, 2017

ROSTAS, Randolph, 55, passed away on January 31, 2017 due to a heart attack. Randy is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kimberly J. Rostas/Stahl; sons, Benjamin F, Simon A, and Maxwell S; siblings, Michael, Stanley P, and Michele; and a multitude of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Janice Anne Stroud and Stanley P. Randy proudly served in the Navy as a...
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J. Walter Daniel

August 11, 1930 - January 30, 2017

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Beverly Lynn Gosline

May 18, 1958 - January 28, 2017

Beverly Lynne Gosline, 58, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Mease Countryside Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Robert 'Goose' Gosline, brother Charles Prevatte (his wife Holly Prevatte), brother Harvey Prevatte, grandparents Earl and Jane Gosline, children Heather Gosline, Cory Gosline (his wife Ashley Gosline), Kristin Gosline and grandchildren Lily and Robert Gosline....
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Doris Katherine Lepa

February 10, 1913 - January 27, 2017

Doris Katherine Nickels was born February 10, 1913 on an 80 acre family farm on Scheid Road in Huron, Ohio to Adolph and Katherine (Lieb) Nickels. She received her grade school education in a one room school house down the road a ½ mile from her home. When she was in 4th grade Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford visited her classroom. Doris was graduated Valedictorian from Milan High School ...
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Jacob Alexander Miller

March 31, 1998 - January 26, 2017

Heaven has received a new angel. We lost our beautiful Jacob Alexander Miller January 26, 2017. Jacob was the cherished son of Ray and Rainy Miller. He was the treasured little brother of Jay, Greg, Kimberly and her husband Duncan. If love could have saved you sweetheart, you would have lived forever.Jacob has joined his maternal great grandmother Lynnie Marie Trichell, as well as his paternal...
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Eleanor Jane Hasselbach

March 9, 1922 - January 25, 2017

HASSELBACH, Eleanor, 94, of Tampa passed away on January 25,2017. She was born in Ohio to Lawrence and LuLu Wood where she attended school in Middletown. She married John Hasselbach Jr on November 22, 1941, the love of her life. Eleanor was an avid golfer and founding member of Carrollwood Village Country Club where she won the Villager Golf Tournament. She was preceded in death by John...
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Ronald Lee Fortune

December 19, 1942 - January 24, 2017

FORTUNE, Ronald Lee, 74, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Moffitt Cancer Center. A native of Portsmouth, VA, Ron retired as Vice President with a division of Ford Motor Company in Tampa, FL. He cared deeply for each of his friends and family and it was said that anything for anybody was never too much for him. Ron will be remembered for his patriotism and love of all gadgets and garage...
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Grace Cobain

January 1, 1926 - January 24, 2017

Cobain, Grace Margaret, 91, passed away January 24, 2017. Born to Edward and Elizabeth Cobain in Providence, Rhode Island, she has resided in Tampa since 1995. She is survived by her sister, Janet Cobain and adopted sister, Pat Gilmore. She graduated from Kenyon Commercial School, Pawtucket, RI and worked in the business office of Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing Company until retirement. Her...
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Richard Bruce Nelson

October 4, 1937 - January 23, 2017

NELSON, Richard Bruce, 79, of Tampa, FL, passed away January 23, 2017. He was born in Gowanda, NY on October 4 and moved to Florida after his service in the US Air Force. He worked for the Tampa Police Department for over 23 years spending most of his career as a Flight Officer. He also worked for the US Marshals Service as a CSO in the Federal Courthouse for 14 years until his retirement. He has...
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Eileen Frances Truax

May 14, 1928 - January 22, 2017

Eileen Frances Truax, 88, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2017. Born in Chicopee, MA, she worked as a flight attendant and married Navy Lt. Evan Truax. Together they raised their family in Pennsylvania and moved to Tampa in 1983. Eileen was an avid tennis player and gardener. She also loved to hike the mountains of N.C. Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Evan and her son, Jeffry Truax....
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Allie Mae Oden

May 21, 1925 - January 21, 2017

Oden, Allie M., 91, of Tampa, went to be with her Lord January 21, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, A.L. Oden; along with her parents, Herman and Ada and siblings, Ernest, Raymond & Catherine Lenoir. She is survived by her children, Sandy Garcia (Roland), Kandi Weisweaver (Bill) and Mark Oden (Tawnya). Grandma was always proud of her grandchildren, David Garcia, Matthew Garcia ...
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Marilynn May Stasell

December 3, 1926 - January 21, 2017

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Daniel Aponte-Vargas

January 5, 1953 - January 20, 2017

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Edith Gabales Johnson

March 29, 1949 - January 20, 2017

Edith Gabales Santiago Johnson died unexpectedly at the age of 67 in her son's home on January 20, 2017 in Tampa, FL.Edith was born in the Philippines in 1949, a daughter of the late Anastacia and Ramon Santiago. She married Gary Johnson, moved to the United States and they were happily married for 34 years. They had lived in many countries to include Philippines, Turkey, Australia, and...
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Russell Dean Hobbs

October 3, 1926 - January 20, 2017

Russell “Russ” Dean Hobbs, Jr., a long-time resident of the Tampa Bay area, died at the Florida Hospital in Tampa, Florida after a brief illness. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Russ spent his childhood in Jacksonville and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1944 where he lettered in football (quarterback, center), basketball (guard) and baseball (pitcher and 3rd baseman)....
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Jack Ballard Richardson

February 23, 1929 - January 20, 2017

Richardson, Jack B. SMSgt, USAF, retired, passed away January 20, 2017 at age 87. Jack was born February 23, 1929 in the small coal mining community of Six, in Southern West Virginia. After high school he entered the Air Force, attended technical school and in 1946 was transferred overseas to Europe at age 17. He served overseas in Europe during the Berlin Airlift of 1948; 5th Air Force in Korea...
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Jane Marie Perkins

June 24, 1928 - January 17, 2017

PERKINS, Jane Doucette, 88, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2017. She was at home, comforted and surrounded by loving family and friends. Jane was born in Lowell, MA on June 24, 1928. Although Jane had worked in various positions in her younger years, she was especially proud of her employment for BASF in Bedford, MA for over 25 years, until she retired and moved to Florida to be near most...
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Lynda Rollins Zeleznock

December 13, 1944 - January 17, 2017

ZELEZNOCK, Lynda Rollins, 72, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2017. Lynda is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jerry Joseph Zeleznock; sons, Jerry Jr. (Terri) and Alan; grandchildren, Caleb and Amelia; brother, Albert T. Rollins III and family; and a multitude of extended family and friends. Lynda was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and...
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Pamela VanVarick Bishop

August 8, 1944 - January 16, 2017

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Matthew Henry Johnson

January 23, 2013 - January 14, 2017

Matthew Henry Johnson, 3, of Wesley Chapel, FL entered into rest on January 14, 2017. A visitation will take place from 5:30pm-7:30pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Matthew's name to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Foundation, 2700 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,...
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Elizabeth Ussery

April 11, 1935 - January 13, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Ussery, “Bettye”, 81 of Tampa, FL went to be with the Lord on Jan. 13, 2017 in Perry, GA. Elizabeth was born in Richmond, KY. Elizabeth is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Homer Doyle Ussery Sr. Elizabeth lived a life of giving. She was godly, generous, kind, loving, caring, honest, resilient, amazing, thoughtful, humble, and most of all selfless. She was...
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Ada Cordelia Baruta

July 7, 1928 - January 11, 2017

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Paul Everette Machin

August 5, 1944 - January 10, 2017

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Elizabeth Louise Miller

January 25, 1938 - January 10, 2017

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Veronica M. Kordecki

May 16, 1917 - January 9, 2017

KORDECKI, Veronica M. passed away on Jan. 9, 2017 at 99 years of age. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin and a daughter, Monica. Veronica is survived by a son, Gerard “Jerry” Kordecki (Carolyn). Grandchildren Joseph Kordecki, Stacey Bessone (Luis) and great-grandchild Luis Gerard Bessone. The Kordecki family moved to Tampa...
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Stanley Wellington

August 1, 1936 - January 9, 2017

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Chad Michael Fitzhenry

February 10, 1982 - January 8, 2017

Chad Fitzhenry was born in Middletown, New York on February 10, 1982 and moved to Tampa, Florida in 1986. He attended Sickles High School and was employed by New South Windows. Chad was an avid Buccaneers and Seminole fan and loved his hometown team New York Giants. He was personable, charming and witty, with an amazing sense of humor. He always made people around him laugh and was caring and...
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Anthony Fortini

January 28, 1924 - January 7, 2017

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Dennis James Borin

April 14, 1939 - January 7, 2017

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Julia Bondurant Gertz

July 4, 1935 - January 7, 2017

GERTZ, Julia B., 81, passed away very peacefully on January 7, 2017 surrounded by her family. Julia was born in St.Joseph, Missouri in 1935, and moved to Tampa in 1970 with her husband of 55 years, Michael Gertz. She is survived by her son, Mark (Leigh Ann) Gertz; daughters, Karen (Travis) Gertz-Casper, and Lynda D. (Larry) Savidge; grandchildren, Katie Gertz, Jessie Gertz, Gary Michael Foresman,...
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Harry Boyce Wallace

July 4, 1929 - January 4, 2017

Boyce Wallace was born on July 4, 1929, on a farm near Albertson, N.C., into a family of seven children. He graduated from B. F. Grady High School in 1948. He served in the North Carolina National Guard before serving two years of active duty in Berlin during the Cold War air lift, after which he served an additional six years in the Army Reserve. After surrendering to the call to...
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Joyce Ann Yates

October 8, 1944 - January 2, 2017

YATES, Joyce Ann, 72, passed away on January 2, 2017 and was reunited with her loving husband, James B. Yates. A 5th generation Tampa native, Joyce is survived by her daughters; Debra (Joe) Zinzi, and Lisa (Bill) Daughrity, and 4 grandchildren. A visitation will be held at Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood, 3207 W Bearss Ave in Tampa on Sunday, January 8 from 4-6PM. A graveside service...
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Thomas F. Stork

April 6, 1948 - January 2, 2017

STORK, Thomas (Thom) F., of Lutz and President & CEO of The Florida Aquarium, passed January 2, 2017 from cancer at his home with his devoted family. He was born in Nebraska, raised in Savannah/Ft. Lauderdale and moved to Tampa after graduating with his BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina. Thom began his 42 year tourism career at Busch Entertainment Corp. in Public...
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Sarah Jane Goldsberry

December 21, 1941 - January 1, 2017

GOLDSBERRY, Sarah Jane, 75, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2017. Sarah was born in Racine, Ohio and retired to Tampa, Florida after spending many years as a Nursing Aid. She was predeceased by her husband of 29 years, Robert A. Goldsberry; son, David Duane Lunsford; brother, Paul Henry Kapteina; sister, Wanda June Imboden; parents, Henry and Minnie Kapteina; and loving schnauzer, Princess....
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Charles Robert Miller

August 6, 1932 - January 1, 2017

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Milton M. Ramgobin

March 20, 1933 - January 1, 2017

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Steve Anthony Vicari

March 11, 1933 - December 30, 2016

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Antone Carl Travnikar

December 11, 1945 - December 26, 2016

Beloved pastor of Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Hazard, Ky from 1980 to 1993, Fr. Rock Travnikar, OFM, died on Christmas Day at Rocky Creek Village in Tampa, Fla. While not well for some time, his death came as a surprise to his Franciscan friar brothers. He was 71 years old.Born Dec. 11, 1945, to Joseph and Caroline (Smith) Travnikar in Madison Heights, Mich., Fr. Rock was one of six children...
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Timothy James Francis Madden

October 13, 1948 - December 24, 2016

Timothy Madden, born in Duluth, Minnesota on October 13, 1948 to Virginia and Thomas Madden, went to be with the Lord on December 24, 2016.During his career of over 40 years in the shipping industry on the Great Lakes, he advanced from the position of Deck Hand to First Mate. He loved opportunities to teach and encourage cadets and co-workers things he had learned about working on board a ship....
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Ora Greenroyd Minton

April 23, 1920 - December 23, 2016

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Dolores Martha McGrew

October 5, 1931 - December 22, 2016

Dolores Martha McGrew of Tampa, Florida passed away on December 22, 2016. Dolores was born on October 5, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York. She was surrounded by her family and loving friend and companion Dave Thomas. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Jane O’Hara and Linda Judy Van Ausdale, two son’s John Poynor and Raymond Ford Poynor; grandchildren Christina and Peter Reilly, David...
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Mary Ciotti

November 21, 1925 - December 22, 2016

CIOTTI, Mary, 91, passed away on December 22, 2016 in Tampa. A graveside service will be held at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens in New Port Richey on December 28 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011. Loving remembrances may be expressed at www.BlountCurryCarrollwood.com
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Kay Patterson Netscher

July 25, 1935 - December 21, 2016

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Brian Crawford

February 17, 1935 - December 20, 2016

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Brian Crawford

February 17, 1935 - December 20, 2016

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Andrew Wiley Polk

April 8, 1949 - December 19, 2016

This is not your typical obituary… this is a love story that has reached the end of a chapter.Chapter 1 began in 1967 when Andrew Wiley Polk and Susanna Elaine Laird dated as teenagers. That chapter ended when Andy was called away to Vietnam and Susanna left for college. 37 years later, Andy and Susanna were re-introduced and they were married shortly thereafter.After 11 love-filled years,...
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Laurel Harrison Miller Gunby Petty

September 6, 1935 - December 19, 2016

Petty, Laurel, 81, entered into rest on December 19, 2016. Laurel was born in Salisbury, MD to the late John Arvid Miller and Grace Louise Stanford Miller. She worked for the US Navy as a civilian contractor, and lived in Bermuda for 40 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Philip Hugh Petty of Bermuda. Laurel leaves behind her two daughters, Susan Petty Franklin and Grace Petty;...
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Barbara Jo Khorran

April 6, 1950 - December 19, 2016

Barbara Jo Metzger Khorran, 66, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2016, at Tampa General Hospital. Barbara was born on April 6, 1950, in Louisville, Ohio. She attended St. Louis Elementary School and was in the first graduating class of St. Thomas Aquinas High School. She furthered her education by graduating from the University of Akron. She is survived by her spouse of 42 years,...
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Wallace Reed Cornett

May 22, 1930 - December 19, 2016

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Marcus Thomas Brown

July 22, 1946 - December 18, 2016

Marcus (Marc) T. Brown, 70, passed away peacefully December 18, 2016.He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lee Ann and his green buddy, Cyrano (a Red-lored Amazon parrot). Marc was a Tampa native and Hillsborough High School graduate as well as a University of South Florida alumnus. Marc was a charter member of the USF chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. After Lee and Marc were married...
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Daniel Gilbert Van Tassel

July 27, 1952 - December 17, 2016

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Daniel Gilbert Van Tassel

July 27, 1952 - December 17, 2016

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Donald Louis Hammer

December 29, 1925 - December 17, 2016

HAMMER, Donald L. 90, of Tampa passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The family takes comfort in knowing he is with the Lord and reunited with many loving family members and friends; most especially with his wife of 47 years, Barbara A. Hammer. He is survived by his sons, Michael Hammer and his wife Wanda, David Hammer and his wife Karen, and daughter Catherine; four grandchildren,...
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Lee Sharp Polk

October 29, 1942 - December 16, 2016

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Kevin Andrew Halaby

October 15, 1953 - December 14, 2016

Halaby, Kevin A., 63, of Tampa, FL passed away on December 14, 2016 after a long illness. He was born in Ohio on October 15, 1953 to his late parents, Edward and Edna Taphorn Halaby. Kevin is survived by his brother, Dennis (Fran); nephew, Kent (Christie) and their children, Maria, Cara, Andrew and Joseph Halaby; along with cousins and faithful friends. Kevin graduated from McNicholas High...
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Alfredo Hernandez

January 30, 1941 - December 13, 2016

Hernandez, Alfredo, 75, born January 30, 1941 passed away surrounded by his loving family December 13, 2016, in Tampa. Alfredo is survived by his wife of 28 years, Karen Kempton Hernandez; daughters, Cristina (Gerald) Roberts, Mercedes (John) Sawn and Valarie (Jason) Coats; sons, Corey (Danielle) Hernandez, and Arturo Hernandez; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; mother, Dora Garcia; and 2...
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Edward Leonard Shank

February 3, 1937 - December 13, 2016

Shank, Edward L. 79, passed away on December 13, 2016. He is survived by his son, William and his wife Deborah Shank and her son David Ratliff of VA, daughter Joanne Carter of Tampa, FL; grandchildren Jennifer Deuterman and Michael E. Shank; great-grandchildren Tyler and Sophia Deuterman. He was preceded in death by his wife of 17 years Meg Shank. Ed proudly and faithfully served in the US Army...
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Wanda Stokes Cochran

August 28, 1927 - December 13, 2016

Cochran, Wanda S., 89, of Tampa passed away December 13, 2016. Born in Bartow, Florida in 1927, Wanda married Lee Cochran of Colorado in 1950. They had one child, Robert, born in 1951. Following Lee's retirement from the Air Force they lived in Tampa. He died in 1969. Wanda graduated from USF in 1968 and taught 32 years at Belle Witter School until her retirement in 2000. She was a lifelong...
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Jose A. Weinzierl

July 8, 1948 - December 11, 2016

WEINZIERL, Jose, 68, of Tampa passed away on December 11, 2016. Jose was a faithful and devoted member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon. She worked for the Suncoast Credit Union with 25 years of service prior to her retirement. Jose was known for her strong work ethics, her infectious smile and her ability to organize and stay on top of everything she put her hands on. All those who knew...
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Nancylee M. Linley

July 15, 1943 - December 11, 2016

Nancylee Morgan Linley, 73, passed away peacefully on December 11th, 2016 in her home in Lutz, FL after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Todd J. Linley, her sons Todd Gregory and John Edward (Jay) Linley of Tampa, and a brother David Morgan of Orange, CT. She was predeceased by her parents Edward Como Morgan and Dorothy Owen Morgan.Nancylee was born...
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Arthur Clarence Johnson

September 18, 1926 - December 10, 2016

Arthur (Art) Johnson, 90, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Art was born on September 18, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. Although growing up in Chicago, Art loved to spend as much time as possible with his Grandparents on their farm in Nadeau, Michigan. After High School he enlisted in the Army and served honorably during WWII. Art began...
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Martin Joseph Boland

December 8, 1939 - December 7, 2016

BOLAND, Martin Joseph,76, of Tampa, passed away on December 7, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bernadette (Lavelle); daughters, Elizabeth Salazar (Richard) and Suzanne Pope (Jim); granddaughters, Katie and Lilly Pope and Claire and Julia Salazar; sister, Ann; along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Pete and Winifred and brother, James. After graduation...
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Brett Aaron Campbell

January 26, 1977 - December 6, 2016

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Alan Paul Hilton

March 17, 1948 - December 5, 2016

Alan P. Hilton, 68, passed away at home Monday, December 5, 2016.He leaves behind the love of his life, Cynthia Cook; his daughter Keri Hilton; his son and daughter-in-law Peter and Katie Hilton; his triplet grandsons Alan, Brady & Collin Perri, sons of Keri; his grandchildren Morgan and Connor Hilton, daughter and son of Peter and Katie; and Alan’s sister ML Brennan.Alan was born in...
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David Paul Smallwood

February 17, 1943 - December 4, 2016

David Paul Smallwood of Tampa, FL a loving Father and Grandfather passed away on December 4, 2016. He is retired from United States Army. He is survived by four Children; Dawn (Smallwood) Christian, Paul Smallwood, Kara (Smallwood) Geary, Robyn Smallwood-Nazario, 16 Grandchildren and Sister. Dawn (daughter) and David Christian, with Derek Christian and Chelsea Christian of Tampa, Florida. Paul ...
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Elizabeth Helen Headrick

February 20, 1958 - December 2, 2016

Elizabeth “Betty” Headrick, 58, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Dec 2, 2016 after battling pancreatic cancer. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she spent her childhood in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, eventually moving to Jacksonville, Florida, and later settling in the Tampa Bay Area. Betty is survived by her devoted husband of 26 years, Andre; son, Christian; daughter, Heather...
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David Reese Jackson

June 19, 1943 - December 1, 2016

David Reese Jackson died on December 1, 2016 at the age of 73 in Tampa, FL. Born in Flint, MI and raised in Decatur, IL, Dave received his Master's Degree from Northern Illinois University, served in the Army, and worked as an administrator at the University of Bridgeport before moving to Tampa. He had a successful career working at the University of Tampa and Mastro Subaru before becoming a...
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Rita Martin

March 6, 1913 - November 30, 2016

Martin, Rita Harper, 103, passed away November 30, 2016 in Tampa. The daughter of Emmie Fricks Kendrick and Edward Kendrick, she was born March 3, 1913 in Calhoun, Georgia. She lived in Tampa for 86 years and was married to Mack Harper, who passed away in 1968. She later married Paul Martin who predeceases her. She is survived by her daughter, Patsy Harper Weaver and one granddaughter, Pattie-Jo...
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Rosa Maria Antonetti

October 25, 1924 - November 29, 2016

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Leopoldo Astorga

March 7, 1953 - November 28, 2016

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Robert Leroy Cartwright

January 27, 1983 - November 27, 2016

From New Hampshire to the Florida Keys music lovers mourn the loss of Robert L. Cartwright. Born a Tampa native on January 27, 1983 and taken from us too soon at the age of 33.On November 27, 2016, Rob was fatally injured by a motorist who turned in front of his motorcycle.He is survived by his parents Denny and Phylicia Cartwright, his brother Larry Cartwright, Sisters-Ashley Cartwright, Amanda...
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Mary Madeline Murdock

June 26, 1922 - November 27, 2016

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Theda Ann Galvis

March 19, 1960 - November 27, 2016

Theda Ann Galvis lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, November 27, 2016 which cut short the life of this exceptional woman. She was born in Sioux City, Iowa to her loving parents Lucille Johnson and Wilford Corbell. Shortly after, her family moved to Sulphur, Louisiana where she spent most of her formative years. Later in life she lived in Houston, Venezuela, Gainesville and finally Tampa. She...
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Grace Evelyn Garner

January 29, 1944 - November 26, 2016

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Charles Wendell Landon

March 9, 1930 - November 26, 2016

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Consuelo Romero Brigino

August 8, 1935 - November 24, 2016

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