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Blount & Curry Funeral Homes Carrollwood Chapel

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


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Jane Marie Perkins

June 24, 1928 - January 17, 2017

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Lynda Rollins Zeleznock

December 13, 1944 - January 17, 2017

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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. A graveside service will take place at 11:00am on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 12609 Memorial Dr, Trinity, FL 34655. In lieu of...
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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, godly, generous, kind, loving, caring, honest, resilient, amazing, thoughtful, humble, and most of all selfless are all qualities...
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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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Donald Edward Jordan

May 2, 1940 - November 24, 2016

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Dolores Sharon Milligan

November 4, 1951 - November 22, 2016

Milligan, Dolores "Dee Dee", 65, Tampa, passed away on November 22, 2016. Dee Dee born to Leland and Jeanne Allcut and grew up in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, where she graduated from Grosse Pointe High, Class of ‘69. A trivia prowess, Dee Dee had a zeal for politics, music and travel, but was well-known as an avid baseball fan. She rooted for teams everywhere she lived: Detroit,...
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Lori Lynn Bochat

January 15, 1964 - November 20, 2016

Lori Lynn Bochat, 52 of Tampa, Florida, passed away on November 20, 2016 of natural causes. Lori was born in Saint Petersburg, Florida on January 15, 1964. Lori resided at the McCulloch Group Home where she was loved by all that lived with her and by those that cared for her as family. Lori is survived by her mother, Carol; brothers, Douglas and Robert. She is preceded in death by her father...
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Thomas Hunter Turke

March 8, 1990 - November 18, 2016

TURKE, JR., Thomas Hunter, 26, of Tampa, FL unexpectedly passed away on November 18, 2016. Thomas is survived by his mother Caroline Turke, his father Thomas Turke, and his step-mother Faye Turke. He is also survived by his brother Michael Turke and his sisters, Christina Turke, Jennifer Turke, Francesca Rampolla and Selena Rampolla. Thomas has many extended family members who he loved including...
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Ethelanna R. Smith

October 21, 1927 - November 18, 2016

Smith, Ethelanna, 89, of Lutz, Florida went to see her Lord on Friday, November 18, 2016. She was born in Muncie, Indiana to the late Carl and Blanche Rippey. Ethelanna retried after 20 years with University Community Hospital as a Lab Technologist. Ethelanna now joins Ira Smith, her beloved husband of 69 years, in Heaven. Ethelanna leaves behind her two daughters, Sandra Smith Hayes and Trudy...
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Millicent Milstead Seymour

September 26, 1926 - November 18, 2016

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Norman Pasco Almand

December 7, 1929 - November 18, 2016

Norman Pasco Almand, Jr. passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on November 18, 2016. He is survived by his devoted wife, Susan Hamilton Almand and his four children, sons Barry (Annell), Kenneth (Toria), Landis (Lisa), and daughter Lauri Almand Hofschneider. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.Since his graduation from Hillsborough High School, Norman...
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John Solomon Gomez

June 12, 1925 - November 17, 2016

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Diego Perilla

September 26, 1948 - November 16, 2016

Perilla, Diego, 68, passed away on November, 16, 2016 at Tampa Community Hospital in Tampa, FL. He was born on September 25, 1948 in Sevilla, Colombia. Diego is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Elvira; his son, Andres (Katherine) of Tampa, FL and daughter, Sandra in Pereira, Colombia; his two grandchildren, Mauricio and Marcela; his sister, Fanny; and many loving nieces and nephews. ...
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Frances Langford Newkirk

February 28, 1918 - November 16, 2016

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Terry Ann Burkot

January 2, 1954 - November 15, 2016

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Norman Pierre Stoker

June 28, 1920 - November 14, 2016

Colonel Norman Pierre Stoker, USAF Retired, son of Gardner M. Stoker and Mary F. Boucher, died on November 14, 2016 at the age of 96. Norman was one of fourteen children raised in the Depression era. Material belongings were scarce at best, but family life and love were always plentiful. Prior to his distinguished 31-year career as an Air Force Officer, which spanned three wars, he was a...
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Mary Lee Peters

July 30, 1925 - November 14, 2016

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Helga Selma Demsher

April 1, 1939 - November 13, 2016

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Parker Timothy Hayes

June 23, 1998 - November 11, 2016

Parker Timothy Hayes, born June 23, 1998, tragically passed away November 11, 2016. Parker was a lifelong Carrollwood Day School student and was now a senior at CDS. He had recently been accepted as a UA scholar at the University of Alabama and was looking forward to receiving acceptances from the University of Florida and Florida State University.Parker's friendships knew no bounds. He had...
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Mary Beatrice Spano

April 22, 1926 - November 11, 2016

Mary Beatrice Spano, 90, went to be with Jesus on Friday, November 11, 2016. She was at home surrounded by her family. Mary retired from Publix at age 87. She was an inspiration to all and had a wonderful sense of humor and devotion to her family. A Memorial Service in her loving memory will be held at Lake Magdalene Methodist Church, 2902 W Fletcher Avenue in Tampa with viewing at 9:00 a.m. and...
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James Jude Saenz

May 29, 1950 - November 11, 2016

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Mitchell John Busch

January 14, 1962 - November 10, 2016

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Harrison Ballard Smith

November 18, 1922 - November 9, 2016

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Jeffrey Brian Coppersmith

December 29, 1954 - November 8, 2016

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Alma Claire Jenkins

February 20, 1918 - November 6, 2016

Jenkins, Alma (Mama Jenkins), 98, of Tampa passed away peacefully on November 6, 2016. Born in Wauchula, Florida, she moved to the Tampa area in the 1950’s. She was a member of ”TOPS” organization for 50 years. She was a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church. She is survived by her loving family and extended family. A visitation will take place on Friday, November 11, 2016 from...
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Martha C. Bautes

October 19, 1929 - November 6, 2016

BAUTES, Martha, passed on November 5, 2016. She is remembered as a beautiful and graceful woman, a dedicated wife, and beloved sister and aunt. May she Rest in Peace.
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Richard Edward McDonnell

November 9, 1962 - November 4, 2016

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Billy Raymond Dunn

October 20, 1939 - November 3, 2016

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Rene M. Zarate

February 21, 1936 - November 2, 2016

Zarate, Rene M., 80, passed away November 2, 2016. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and devoted to his Catholic faith. He was a founder and 1st President of Hospice of Hillsborough, a successful businessman, Knight of the Krewe of Saint Yago, 32nd Degree Mason, Little League Baseball Coach, former President of Optimist Club of NW Tampa & Italian Club. He is...
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Larry Ernest Andrews

March 15, 1948 - November 1, 2016

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Mary Josine McClanahan

February 7, 1940 - November 1, 2016

Mary Josine Grawcock McClanahan, 76, of Tampa, passed away on November 1, 2016. Known to loved ones and friends as Josine, she touched the lives of all she met with her courage, kindness, independence, generosity, faith, and a warm, welcoming heart. Josine was a devoted mother to four daughters and a grandmother to 11 beloved grandchildren, her greatest pride and joy. ...
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Cang T. Nguyen

March 5, 1927 - October 30, 2016

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Joyce Combs Schaffer

April 15, 1939 - October 29, 2016

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Charles Paul Meyer

May 5, 1937 - October 29, 2016

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Bette Ruda

August 29, 1928 - October 26, 2016

Bette Crockett Ruda, born August 29, 1928 in Kansas City, MO, left Brighton Gardens of Tampa October 26, 2016 to be with her Lord and Savior.Mrs. Ruda was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Anthony Ruda. Bette is survived by her children, Darlene Dunat, Mark Ruda, Neil Ruda, David (Connie) Ruda and Carol Ruda Pinnell. Mrs. Ruda had seven grandchildren: Sara Pinnell, Jonathan Pinnell,...
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Matthias Dwyer

August 25, 1977 - October 26, 2016

Matthias Dwyer ("Thias"), age 39, died on October 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Matthias was the devoted son of Robert and Patricia Dwyer of Lutz, brother to Chris (Patty Carey) of Chesapeake Beach, MD., Liz Diecidue (Tom) of Lutz, and Brendan (Margaret) of Tampa; and a loving uncle to his six nieces and nephews.Matthias was born on August 25, 1977 in Tampa, Florida. He graduated from...
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Hans Erich Kahrs

March 19, 1937 - October 25, 2016

Kahrs, Hans Erich, 79, of Tampa, Florida passed away October 25, 2016. He was born in Bremen, Germany. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nabi ; daughter, Nabicita (Randy); son, Eric Jr. (Vanessa); grandchildren, Amanda and Miles; sister, Marita (Uwe) and niece, Anita. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Blount & Curry...
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Bobby Joe Shepperd

August 16, 1940 - October 22, 2016

Bobby J. Shepperd, age 76, died unexpectedly on October 22, 2016, in Lutz, FL. Bobby is survived by his wife, Pat Shepperd, of Odessa, FL; his daughter, Jenna Pedersen, of Odessa, FL; his grandson, Morgan Pedersen, of Odessa, FL; his son-in-law, Brett Pedersen, of Odessa, FL; his sisters, Billye Myrick, of Columbia, MS., and Sue Beckman, of Pasadena, TX; mother in law, Maurice Smith, of Odessa,...
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Joe William Summers

January 10, 1938 - October 22, 2016

Summers, Joe W., 78, of Tampa passed away October 22, 2016. He was born January 10, 1938 and raised in Cape Girardeau, MO the youngest of three children of John Doyle Summers and Geraldine Dixon Summers. After high school he served in the Marine Corps. He came to Orlando, FL in 1959 where he met his future wife. He and Patricia (Patti) Walker were married November 20, 1960. He began his career...
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Gloria Ruth Ryder

September 22, 1927 - October 19, 2016

Gloria R. Ryder passed quietly on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 at 2:21 p.m. in Tampa, FL. Gloria, nee Kazuko Yoden, was born in Nishinomya City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, the wife of the late LTC (Ret Army) Freddie O. Ryder and mother of Barbara A. Ryder, both of whom preceded her in death. Her father, Zengoro and mother, Machi Asakura Yoden, an older brother, Yoshio, and older sister, Sakai also...
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Aida B. Ruilova

November 4, 1931 - October 18, 2016

Aida “Maw” Ruilova, 84, of Tampa, Florida passed away on October 18, 2016. Aida was married to Vincent “Bebo” Ruilova. Together they owned and operated the original Vincent & Tampa Cigar Company located in historic Ybor City. She was also a valued and decorated longtime employee of the Judeo Christian Clinic. Aida is survived by sisters, Lucia Rivas and Celestine...
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Barbara Jean Hermes

May 29, 1944 - October 17, 2016

Barbara Hermes, 72, of Lutz, FL went to be with the Lord on October 17, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born to John and Helen Wehrman in Cincinnati, OH and was the youngest of three sisters. Barbara married Richard Hermes on April 16, 1966. Barbara moved to Florida with her family in 1982. She was Vice-President of Hermes Inc. General Contractors and held a Real Estate Brokers License...
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Wayne Franklin Greene

December 24, 1939 - October 17, 2016

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

August 23, 1932 - October 16, 2016

Christine Goldberg Shuman of Land O’ Lakes FL passed away on October 16th, early enough to make it to the biggest Sunday service she’s ever imagined. Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Christine “Chris” Shuman moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1970 with her husband, building contractor Jimmy Shuman (deceased 2002), and their four daughters Pat, Pam, Peggy, and Paula, all of...
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