2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

Blount & Curry Funeral Homes Carrollwood Chapel

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


Our Obituaries

Anne DiLuzio

September 2, 1917 - January 26, 2015

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Robert Allen Schmitt

November 15, 1951 - January 23, 2015

Schmitt, Robert Allen, 63 of Lutz, Florida passed away on January 23, 2015 from complications with prostate cancer. Born on November 15, 1951, he was the son of Marion and Al Schmitt of Cincinatti; both of which preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Madene Mandel; his daughters, Amanda Bottleson and her husband Hollis, Megan Schmitt, and Courtney Berling and her husband Greg all of...
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Lucy S. Kay

June 11, 1925 - January 21, 2015

Kay, Lucia “Lucy” (89) passed on January 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Edward J Kay. She is survived by her daughter, Joann (James) Renaldo; her grandsons, Kyle Anthony Renaldo and James Maxwell Renaldo; her sisters, Maria (Nicholas) Brancato and Frances (Andrew) D’Amico as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family members....
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Peter Klaus Kotajarvi

October 17, 1944 - January 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Virginia H. Franks

October 10, 1917 - January 18, 2015

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Evelyn Lucile Blosfield

January 31, 1925 - January 18, 2015

BLOSFIELD, Evelyn Lucile (Hall), 89, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Ellis Blosfield, Sr. She is survived by her four children: Ellis Blosfield Jr, Don Blosfield, Debra Graff, and Bill Blosfield; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, & friends. Born in Miami, Evelyn moved to Tampa where she and her...
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Inez Michel Burdick

December 14, 1928 - January 16, 2015

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Maurice Keith Macomber

May 21, 1958 - January 15, 2015

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Nicholas Fileccia

September 11, 1920 - January 15, 2015

Fileccia, Nicholas, age 94, passed away on January 15, 2015. A native of New York, he resided in Massapequa, and retired to Las Vegas, NV before coming to Lutz, Fl in 2012. A veteran of WW II, he served in the Pacific Theater with the Army Air Corps. He was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Serafina Fileccia, and his son, Anthony. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carmela (Millie...
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Dominga Rafaela Pratts

March 19, 1939 - January 15, 2015

PRATTS, Dominga, was born on March 19, 1939 in Anasco, PR. She went home to be with the Lord on January 15, 2015 at the age of 75 years. She has resided in Tampa for the past 40 years. Dominga is survived by her loving husband Aureilo of 53 years; she was the loving mother of Lillian, Larry and Carlos and grandmother to Joshua, Antonio, Giovanni, Steven, Larry Jr., Jasmine and Sophia. A funeral...
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Else Marie Foust

January 18, 1952 - January 13, 2015

Elsie M. Foust, age 62, of Tampa, passed away January 13, 2015. A Danish native, she moved to Toronto Canada at a young age. Upon marriage to James Foust in 1976, she moved to the Tampa Bay area and compassionately mothered Kristen DeMasie (Matthew) and Joel Foust (Jennifer). She was a proud grandmother of Clara DeMasie, Aiden Foust and Anders Foust. She preceded her mother Judith Poulsen,...
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Brian David McClellan

February 5, 1960 - January 12, 2015

MCCLELLAN, Brian David, 54, of Lutz, Florida passed away January 12, 2015 peacefully in his home. The youngest of 9 children, he is survived by his daughters, Caroline and Kayla; his older brothers, Kevin and Jon; his older sister, Anita; his mother, Mollie and his two grandsons. He was a loving father, son, brother, grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly. RIP Daddy, we love you! All...
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David Leon Davidson

August 13, 1933 - January 11, 2015

Mr. David L. Davidson, 81, of Foxchase Circle, Tampa, FL passed away at his home January 11, 2015. He was born near Wheaton, Missouri on August 13th, 1933. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. After graduation he served in the Army, stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado, where he met his wife of 55 years, Janet. (He earned the rank of 1st...
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Patricia Ann Hoeksema

February 22, 1934 - January 9, 2015

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

February 24, 1965 - January 8, 2015

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Phoebe Jade Jonchuck

August 22, 2009 - January 8, 2015

JONCHUCK, Phoebe “Princess Angel”, 5, a precious life taken too soon, passed away on January 8, 2015.  She had a smile that would captivate the room and a heart that loved unconditionally. Phoebe will be ...
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Millie R. Jones

July 9, 1935 - January 8, 2015

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Edith Marie Kroenke

October 21, 1928 - January 6, 2015

Kroenke, Edith Marie, 86, joined God on Jan. 6th, 2015. Minister by trade, she was also the backbone of Spendless Building Supply. Preceded by best friend, Gladys and daughter, Ronda. She is survived by sisters, Mary Lou and Ernestine; son, Royce; 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation on January 10, 2015 at 10AM with service to follow at Gateway...
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Zenaida Ruffina Palmieri

July 30, 1945 - January 5, 2015

Palmieri, Zenaida “Zee”, 69, joined the angels in heaven on January 5, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother, Celina Garrido Hernandez and her brother, Pedro Hernandez. She is survived by her husband and soul mate of 35 years, Michael; her father, Pedro Rafael Hernandez; sister, Maria Josefa Hernandez Arigon; brother, Rafael Hernandez; brother, Dr. Luis Hernandez and...
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Deborah Kay Daniels

October 20, 1953 - January 5, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Jean Leota Meyer

October 31, 1941 - January 2, 2015

MEYER, Jean, of Tampa, was born on October 31, 1941 in Blair, Nebraska to the late Claude F. Stricklett and Marjorie L. Stricklett nee Springer. She passed away on January 2, 2015 at the Carrollwood Care Center at the age of 73 years old. Jean loved to laugh and have fun. She enjoyed the companionship of the friends she made during her trips to the dialysis center. In addition to her parents,...
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Pauline Lingo

September 18, 1923 - January 1, 2015

Lingo, Pauline V., 91 of Tampa, passed peacefully on Jan 1, 2015. Born September 19,1923 in Wauchula, FL. After retiring from Winn Dixie, she spent over 30 Year’s volunteering in her community; at University Community Hospital and University Community Women’s as a Pink Lady, Meals on Wheels, Florida State Fair, Cracker Country, Tampa Garden Club, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church and...
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Barbara Jean Ryser

June 14, 1951 - January 1, 2015

RYSER, Barbara Jean, 63, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on Jan 1, 2015. Born Jun 16, 1951 in Elkton, MD to the late Albert and Ethel Varady, and raised in Newark, Delaware. She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce Ryser of 43 years; son Alexander and wife Frances Ryser; grandson Theodore Ryser; brother Albert and wife Gail Varady & children; sisters, Nancy and husband Karl Koch &...
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Vincent Tilotta

May 25, 1921 - December 31, 2014

Tilotta, Vincent ,93 of Wesley Chapel, passed away December 31, 2014. Vincent was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 25, 1921. He served in the U.S. Army Air corps as a crew chief on a C-47, in the Pacific, during WWII. He was a variety store owner after the war, retiring to Florida in 1988. He was a devout family man, and is survived by his loving wife Grace of 72 years, his two sons; Vince Jr. and...
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Yvonne Hill

December 30, 1947 - December 28, 2014

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Ronald Forbes

August 8, 1948 - December 26, 2014

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Ronald T. Forbes

August 8, 1948 - December 26, 2014

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Roberta Cole

July 22, 1932 - December 26, 2014

Roberta Virginia Cole, 82, passed away peacefully in her home on December 26, 2014. Roberta was abundantly loved as a mother and grandmother, and is survived by her children; Wendy, Jon, and Barbara. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Kristin, Brent, Kaitlin, Kelsey, and Cameron. Roberta will be greatly missed, and wonderful memories of her will be held dear. Roberta was an animal lover,...
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Ronald Forbes

August 8, 1948 - December 26, 2014

FORBES, Ronald Tuscon, 66, fell asleep in death on Friday, December 26, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife, children, and spiritual children. He was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on August 8, 1948 to Leroy and Gertrude Forbes. He worked as a truck driver, lovingly called “The Swamp Dog” for over 40 years. He also owned a lawn business, “R & R Lawn Service”, in...
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Peter J Yong Park

October 26, 1927 - December 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Catherine Hanbury

December 24, 1927 - December 24, 2014

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David Charles Hodges

January 22, 1952 - December 22, 2014

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Theresa E. Andrews

May 20, 1928 - December 21, 2014

Andrews, Theresa (86), of Tampa passed peacefully on December 21, 2014. She is survived by her children: Roy Andrews, Nancy Dunn, Sharon Eisenhart, Donna Dec, Paula Lynch and Dorothy Ferri, many grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as loving friends and extended family members. A long time and valued employee of the Singer Sewing Company, she was passionate about her work, even making her...
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Theresa Elaine Andrews

May 20, 1928 - December 21, 2014

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Robert Hall Clement

March 29, 1957 - December 20, 2014

Clement, Robert H., 57, of Tampa, passed away in his home on December 20, 2014. Robert was born on March 29th, 1957. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. Clement, Sr. and Hattie S. Clement, and his sisters, Sharon A. Fojaco and Shirley C. Stevens and is survived by his beloved wife, Donna M. Clement, his Son Jeremy and daughters Heather & Melody, daughter-in-law Sherri, as well his...
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John Ernest McAllister

March 23, 1947 - December 18, 2014

John E. “Jack” McAllister, Jr. 67, resident of Apollo Beach, FL died on December 18, 2014 while at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital after battling metastatic prostate cancer. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Ann Smith. He attended the University of Pittsburgh. He leaves his wife Cathy (Navin), sister Carol Plusqualec (Ron) of Chicago, step brother & sister William...
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Vicki Kaylor

November 22, 1956 - December 15, 2014

Kaylor, Vicki, 58, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2014. Vicki was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. She was always there for her friends and family with kind words or just a hug. It’s hard to imagine so much love could come out of one person. You will always be in our hearts and you will be deeply missed. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 20, at...
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Shirley Williams

November 12, 1944 - December 15, 2014

Dr. Shirley A. Williams , 70, of Keystone Odessa Fl, passed away peacefully on December 15, her husband by her side. Shirley was a native Floridian, having been born at the old Drew field (now T.I.A), in Tampa, to Don and Jean Ahlers. When she was born her father was serving in the US Army in China, so she did not get to meet him until she was two years old. When the war ended her father returned...
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Richard Steven Eber

September 7, 1953 - December 14, 2014

Eber, Richard (Dick) Steven, 61, passed on December 14,2014. He is survived by his loving family: wife Kathy, of Tampa; son Richie (Amy) Eber, of Seward, Nebraska; daughters Jenny Eber of Lutz, FL and Chrissy Eber of Jacksonville, FL; sister Sue Eber of Nanuet, NY and grandchildren Jolie and Nicholas Eber of Seward, NE. He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Eleanor. Dick grew up and...
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Jerry Thomas McLin Pharr

July 18, 1946 - December 12, 2014

PHARR, Jerry Thomas McLin, Sr., 68, of Tampa, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014. A bon vivant till the end, Jerry spent a lifetime making people smile. Whether cutting the rug on a dance floor, saving lives as a paramedic with the Tampa Fire Department, or regaling friends with tall tales over a drink, he was always gracious and gregarious … even when he disagreed with you over...
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Robert Warren Langley

February 11, 1950 - December 7, 2014

LANGLEY, Robert Warren, 64, of Ocoee, FL passed away on December 7, 2014. Born in Jasper, Alabama on February 11, 1950. Robert was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Warren (Walter) and Evelyn Langley; his sisters Sandra Cooper and Gail Ponder. Robert is survived by his son Robert W. Langley, Jr. (Angela); Sister Bridgette Weeks; and grandson Harrison...
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Pamela Lynn Cook-Keel

November 30, 1947 - December 7, 2014

Pamela Lynn “Pam” Cook-Keel, 67, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014 while hospitalized after suffering a stroke on November 29th. Pam was born in Three Rivers, Michigan and grew up in central Florida. In 1990, Pam along with her husband, Samuel Keel and daughter, Abi moved to Tampa. She was employed by Continental Airlines retiring in 2013. Pam is survived by her husband of 35...
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David John Vartanian

December 27, 1927 - December 4, 2014

Vartanian, David, 86, went to be with the Lord on December 4th, 2014. He was preceded in death by his son David M. “Duffy” Vartanian. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Elsie; son Corey, (Barbi); and granddaughters Hannah and Alicia, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Upon their marriage in 1952, David and Elsie moved into the Vartanian Farm in New Hampshire where they...
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Ronald David Lovejoy

July 4, 1941 - December 1, 2014

LOVEJOY, Ronald D. “Ron”, 73 of Tampa passed away peacefully in the presence of family on December 1st, 2014 following a strenuous year battling non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Ron was a 23 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retiring at the rank of Master Sergeant, with service conducted in a variety of world-wide locations including Vietnam. Following his rewarding military career,...
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Theresa R. Allizzo

March 17, 1929 - November 29, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Angel Michelle Coram-Martin

November 30, 1969 - November 28, 2014

Angel Brown, 44, passed away on November 28, 2014. She leaves behind her loving partner of 18 years, David Martin; her children, Joshua & Justin Brown, Ashley Rayn; granddaughter, Adalynn Brown; parents, Irving and Sally Luce; sister, Belinda Coram; brother, Irving Luce III and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. With all our love, we miss you. A Celebration of Life...
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Earnest Kitchen

May 1, 1943 - November 26, 2014

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Helen Mary Honsaker

January 21, 1933 - November 26, 2014

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Edward Lee Misak

January 29, 1962 - November 26, 2014

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Kolton Jase Workman

November 20, 2014 - November 22, 2014

Infant Kolton Jase, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2014. Loving Son of Ashley and Kyle Workman. Also survived by his brothers Thaddeus, Kaleb and Kaidyn. Adored grandson of Genell and Brett Parker, Linda Jantzen and Michael Workman. Fond nephew of Shane Workman and Lindsey Hartman. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood, 3207 W. Bearss Ave, Tampa...
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Nirav Parikh

April 17, 1976 - November 22, 2014

Nirav Parikh, 38 left to be in the arms of Shri Krishna on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Nirav was born April 17th 1976 in Patan, Gujarat India and came to America in December 16th 1990. Born to Ami and Vanraj Parikh, he was adopted by Mina Oza on July 11th 1991. He attended Gaither's High School and University of Central Florida, where he met his soul mate, Bhavini. He was the only son and...
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Mary Gettman

December 20, 1920 - November 20, 2014

GETTMAN, Mary Madeline, of Tampa, was born on December 20, 1920 in Tioga, WV to the late Millett H. Bailey and Servia Louise Bailey nee Curry. She passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the age of 93. Mary was an avid golfer and bridge player at Carrollwood Country Club. She won several club handicap championships during her playing days in two states with the most recent trophy being...
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Wallace Hoyt Blackburn

December 6, 1922 - November 14, 2014

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Mildred Jewell Campbell Kolosoff

July 20, 1939 - November 14, 2014

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Wallace Hoyte Blackburn

December 6, 1922 - November 14, 2014

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Jerry Russell Freed

July 25, 1940 - November 13, 2014

Freed, Jerry Russell, 74 of Tampa passed away on November 13, 2014. Survived by his loving wife Gail and his daughter Crystal (Robert). Also survived by his grandchildren Tray and Ryan. Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, Tampa, FL 33618
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Dorothy E. Fincham

September 6, 1927 - November 11, 2014

FINCHAM, Dorothy Lentz, of Tampa, FL passed away on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the age of 87. She was born in Tampa, FL on September 6, 1927. As a young woman she worked in downtown Tampa for Dun & Bradstreet for the Tampa Tribune at the front desk in the classified department and later for the credit union. She later met her husband, John N. Fincham an airman at...
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Larry Roland Handley

March 20, 1949 - November 10, 2014

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Neville Joseph Stoklas

October 14, 1939 - November 9, 2014

Stoklas, Neville Joseph "Nev", 75, arrived in Heaven to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on November 9, 2014. Nev was retired from Raytheon Engineering Company where he was director of Human Resources. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was a Vietnam Veteran. He is survived by Sandy, his loving wife of 45 years; daughters, Tammy Stoklas of...
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Elena Kontzamanys

April 4, 1957 - November 8, 2014

KONTZAMANYS, Elena, 57, of Odessa, was born on April 4, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY to Helen Kontzamanys nee Margaris and the late Gus Kontzamanys. Elena grew up in Miami and relocated to the Tampa Bay area after college. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on November 8, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was employed as District Asset Protection Manager...
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Eric Sedwick Stein

July 16, 1930 - November 8, 2014

STEIN, Eric, 84, died on November 8, 2014. He was predeceased by his parents and only sister. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Christel; daughter Gabrielle Loring; sons Martin T. Stein (Brenda) and Peter Stein; his grandchildren Kirsten Stein and Michael Stein. Eric was born in Germany, but moved to New York as a child, then to New Jersey and other states before eventually making his life...
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Bridget L. Mabbott

September 11, 1943 - November 8, 2014

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Darin Martin Boulton

August 27, 1967 - November 7, 2014

BOULTON, Darin Martin, 47, of Tampa, passed away on November 7, 2014 surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his loving wife Rose; sons, Cody and Andrew; daughters, Bailey and Avie, his parents, David Boulton and Janet Brinkerhoff and stepmom, Sherri Boulton. Also surviving are his siblings, Tyler, Teddy, Scotty, Justin, Jennifer and Angie. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on...
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Henry Raymond Aparicio

July 9, 1939 - November 5, 2014

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Retta Virginia Edson

October 13, 1921 - November 5, 2014

EDSON, Retta Virginia (Jinnie), 93, was born on October 13, 1921 in Junction City, Ohio to the late Harley Poling and Zona Drawdy Poling. She passed away on November 5, 2014 at Florida Hospital in Tampa. Retta grew up in Lancaster, Ohio and relocated to the Tampa area in 1958. She lived life to the fullest, traveling the world over with her friends and family. Retta volunteered as a Pink Lady...
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Antonio Zummo

March 16, 1952 - November 5, 2014

ZUMMO, Anthony V., 62, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida. Anthony graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1970 and started a career in the aftermarket parts industry. His dedication and strong work ethic led to the building of Fleet Products. Since opening in 1985, Fleet Products has grown to become one...
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Isabelle Burke O'Connor

November 1, 1927 - November 4, 2014

O’CONNOR, Isabelle Burke, 87, passed away on Tuesday November 4, 2014, at Carrollwood Care Center in Tampa, Florida, where she had been residing for the past 2 years.One of 12 children, Isabelle was born on November 1, 1927 in New Orleans to Phyllis and Eddie Burke. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Lawrence O’Connor of Tampa, FL. She is also survived by her 4 children-...
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Roberta Charlotte Pouliot

June 7, 1951 - November 4, 2014

Pouliot (Campbell) Robbie (63) passed away November 4, 2014. Preceded in death by parents Bob and May Campbell and infant sons, Thomas and Robert. She is survived by her loving husband, Steve Pouliot, son Stephen Puttonen (Laura), daughters Shea Kilby (J.D.), and Amy Pouliot; grandchildren Alexander and Caitlin Puttonen, Gage and Bryce Kilby, sister Lea Hunt, in-law's Richard and Joanne...
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Laurie Kim Shields

September 20, 1955 - October 30, 2014

SHIELDS, Kim 59, of Tampa passed away peacefully on October 30, 2014 with her loving family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Wayne; parents, Bill and Jean Bryan and her brother, Jimmy Bryan. She is survived by her daughter, Brandi Scranton; son, Shaun and his girlfriend Amber Manning; grandchildren, MJ and Nevaeh, her lifelong best friend, Debbie Schleman and...
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Virginia M. Bates

June 3, 1931 - October 30, 2014

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Carmen Morales

January 8, 1935 - October 28, 2014

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Brayden Ryan Butler

October 27, 2014 - October 28, 2014

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Sandra Kay Foxworth

March 6, 1944 - October 28, 2014

FOXWORTH, Sandy, 70 of Lutz, lost her battle with cancer on October 28, 2014. She is survived by her adoring sons; Gary and fiancée Myriam, Randy and his wife, Nicole; grandchildren: Brittany, Garrett, Logan, and Alanna; sister Sherri; niece Lisa. Her passions in life were first and foremost her family, racing, and fondness of flowers. She would do absolutely anything to help another or...
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Matthew Taylor Hoverman

August 9, 1992 - October 27, 2014

Hoverman, Matthew Taylor 22, passed away unexpectedly on October 27, 2014. Preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Clifford Hoverman. He is survived by his parents Ken and Kathy Hoverman; brother, Ryan ; step- brother, Craig Sorrell; paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Hoverman and maternal grandparents, Robert & Janet Bergen. Matthew was a devoted son, brother, wonderful grandson and...
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Donald Jefferson Clark

August 27, 1932 - October 27, 2014

CLARK, Donald Jefferson, 82, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife and many family members. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great- great grandfather and friend who will be missed by all that knew and loved him. He proudly served in the United States Navy. A funeral service will be held 10:30AM on...
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Robin Katherine Williams

October 6, 1952 - October 25, 2014

Williams, Robin "K.R" 62, of Tampa, Florida passed away on October 25, 2014. She is survived by her husband Rick; daughters, Devin and Cera; mother, Donna Spieler (Len); brother, Mike (Merry) and Scott(Mary) Roloff; several nieces and nephews and her French Basset Hound, Sammi. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her Father Harry Roloff Jr. Born in Illinois, Robin lived in several...
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Michael Jacobson

April 2, 1968 - October 25, 2014

JACOBSON, Michael, 46, of Wesley Chapel passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Born in St. Petersburg, FL in 1968, he attended Blanton Elementary until moving to Akron, OH in 1978. A 1986 graduate of Akron’s East High School, Mike returned to St. Petersburg where he began his life-long career in law enforcement, beginning with the Gulf Port Police department in 1987. He...
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Ellen Ammerman

April 7, 1927 - October 24, 2014

AMMERMAN, Ellen M. Born April 7, 1927, passed away suddenly on October 24, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard on July 4, 2002 and her son Dale. She is survived by her daughter Jane Frame and her husband Lindsay; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brother James and her sister Shirley. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Nov. 10th at the First Presbyterian...
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Anna Ranalli

October 7, 1927 - October 22, 2014

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Edwin Thomas Zuzak

August 28, 1940 - October 22, 2014

ZUZAK, Edwin Thomas, of Tampa, was born on August 25, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Albert and Josephine Kaslewicz Zuzak. He passed away on October 22, 2014 at Tampa General Hospital at the age of 74. He was a US Army veteran stationed in Germany during his time of service and an electrician, specializing in refrigeration, by trade. In addition to his parents, Edwin is preceded in death...
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Frances Skinner

October 9, 1926 - October 20, 2014

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Michael George Crake

November 2, 1932 - October 20, 2014

CRAKE, Jr., Michael George, 81, of Tampa, died on October 20, 2014. He is predeceased by his first wife, Marion Crake; sister Dolores Crake and parents Michael & Frances Crake. He is survived by his wife Mary Crake, son Richard Crake (Amy), brother Albert Crake, step children Timothy Grady (Carol), Daniel Grady (Alesra), Susan Cashman, Kathleen O’Shaughnessy (Robert) & Mary Myers ...
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Derrell Brown

August 12, 1920 - October 19, 2014

BROWN, Derrell, 94, of Tampa, FL, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014. Derrell was born August 12, 1920 to his parents, Roscoe Brown and Perry Lee Black. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1940-45 and retired from both the Tampa Police Department, 1946-66, and the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office, 1966-87. An avid sports enthusiast, Derrell served as a boxing judge in Tampa...
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Mary Frances Wright

May 22, 1954 - October 18, 2014

A celebration of the life of Mary Frances Wright will be held on Friday, October 24, at 7 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on 13312 Cain Rd, Tampa, FL 33625. Mary is survived by her mother, Mary; her loving husband Don; her children Christopher, Jason, Melissa, and Stephen; her sisters Helen, Sara, and Abigail; her nieces and nephews Cindy, Michael, Bobby, Joshua, Lauren, Christopher, and...
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Michael Mervin Anderson

October 21, 1952 - October 18, 2014

ANDERSON, Michael M. age 61, of Tampa, passed away peacefully at home on October 18, 2014, surrounded by his wife Gabrielle Anderson, daughter Erin DeLong, son-in-law Jared DeLong and his sister Mitzi Anderson. His parents, Mervin and Jackie (Burnside) Anderson predeceased him. Mike, a fifth-generation Floridian, was born on October 21, 1952, and grew up in Lutz, FL. He graduated from Chamberlain...
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Elizabeth B. McKeon

September 3, 1920 - October 18, 2014

McKeon, Elizabeth “Betty” (94) went to be with the Lord and her loving husband (John) on October 18, 2014. Betty is survived by her 4 children: John (Johnna) McKeon, Mary Beth (John) Giannoni, Noel McKeon, Kevin (Leslie) McKeon; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren as well as many extended family members and friends. A loyal military wife she enjoyed all her worldly travels and...
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Edwin Franklin Webster

November 24, 1951 - October 15, 2014

WEBSTER JR., Edwin F., 62. Other aliases included; "Daddyman" by his wife, Audrey and two daughters, Nicolette and Karla, "Pop Pop" by his grandchildren, Liam, London and Dylan, and "Magic Ed" by his life-long friends. Other survivors include his sons-in law; Mathew and Ray, sisters; Marty and Marvine and brothers; Joe, Jim and John.Ed rode off into the sunset...
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Cheryl Marie Donohue

June 8, 1956 - October 15, 2014

Donohue, Cheryl Marie, 58, of Tampa passed away October 15, 2014. It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to our beloved friend, Cheryl. To know her was to love her and be loved by her. She was easy to laugh, a joy to know, and a friend to all. Survivors include her mother, Elizabeth Donohue of Sarasota; sisters, Maureen Donohue of Sarasota and Karen Tollefson (David) of Tallahassee; nephew, Paul...
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Melissa Renahan

October 7, 1978 - October 14, 2014

Renahan, Melissa, 36, of Tampa, Florida died suddenly on October 14, 2014. Beloved wife of Major Tim Renahan, United States Army and loving daughter of Michael and Carole Poremba. Melissa was born in Rockaway Township, N.J. She was an accomplished journalist and wrote for various newspapers across the country. In 2004 she married her college sweetheart Tim. Melissa enjoyed cooking, travel and...
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Danielle Nicole Diez

November 30, 1986 - October 13, 2014

Danielle Nicole Diez passed away unexpectedly Oct. 13. Born Nov. 30, 1986, she was 27. Her lasting legacy is with friends and family who found her “sweet,” “vivacious,” and “always full of joy.” A genial motherly presence to her younger cousins, Danielle was admired by her friends and family for her perseverance in life but loved for her constant warmth. Her...
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James Benson Ellis

April 26, 1935 - October 13, 2014

ELLIS Sr., James Benson died October 15 at Florida Hospital due to complications of a previous stroke. He had been a patient of Palm Gardens Nursing Home in Tampa for several years.James was born in Union, Broome county, upstate New York to Ben and Vivian Ellis in 1935. He was raised in Ithaca and attended Ithaca High School as well as Ithaca College. As a young man he served in the Navy at San...
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Carolyn Elizabeth Webster

March 29, 1947 - October 12, 2014

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Betty Ann Collins

June 24, 1932 - October 11, 2014

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Florence Cook

March 12, 1931 - October 10, 2014

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Callie Glenda Jeffres

September 22, 1937 - October 8, 2014

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Richard Roy Devoe

September 15, 1956 - October 7, 2014

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Robert Allison Whitfield

May 1, 1927 - October 7, 2014

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R. David Strom

March 7, 1947 - October 6, 2014

Strom, R. David- 67 of Tampa, Florida suddenly on October 6, 2014. Beloved Husband of Judy (Turner), loving father of Josh and Andy. Fond father-in-law of Colleen. Loved Grampie of A.J. and Aiden. A 21 year veteran of the United States Air Force. He proudly served his country during the Libyan Conflict, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Northern Watch. Mr. Strom was also a member of the Air...
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Alice Y. Davis

May 24, 1932 - October 4, 2014

Alice York Davis 82, a lifelong resident of Tampa, Fl, went to be with the Lord on Saturday October 4, 2014. She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years Dr. H.E. "Ed" Davis, Jr., Three children: Adair Elwing (Paul), Alisanne Gray (Archie) and Tim Davis (Connie), six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, her sister Betty Coggins, her brother Ted York (Vivian) and numerous...
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Ray Hazel Anderson

June 8, 1924 - October 4, 2014

ANDERSON, Ray Hazel, (aka Mom Mom) born June 8, 1924 in Browns Mills, NJ, the eldest daughter of Marion and Harvey Emmons. She is preceded in death by her husband, Merritt C. Anderson. Hazel lived in Mt. Holly and Hainesport, NJ for many years prior to moving to Punta Gorda, FL in 1983. In 1992, she moved to Tampa to be with her daughter. She is survived by her daughter, Marion Turner; son-in...
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