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Our Obituaries

Robert Walczak

September 26, 1939 - May 19, 2017

Robert "Bob" Walczak left this world on May 19, 2017 to spend eternity with his wife Pam who preceded him in death . Bob was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served for 20 years. Bob will be greatly missed by his his son, Anthony Walczak and his wife Colleen Walczak as well as by his daughter Rebecca Hopkins, her husband Steve Hopkins and Bob's pride and joy, his grandchildren,...
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RUTH SCHNEIDER

December 5, 1928 - May 18, 2017


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Leonie Rita Kerbis

September 22, 1935 - May 15, 2017

Leonie Rita Kerbis, 81, of Tampa, FL, passed away on May 15, 2017. She is survived by her loving family and friends. She will be dearly missed.
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Nellie E Angelo

October 28, 1922 - April 18, 2017

Nellie E. Angelo, passed away on April 18,2017, at the age of 94. Nellie is survived by her Daughters: Wanda (Clarence) Hardwick, Linda (Dennis) Rogge, Angela (Wayne) Perez. 10 Grandchildren: Christa Romero, Jason Hardwick, Sarah Mae Hardwick, Charity Hardwick, Julia Houle, Walter Lee Lopresto, Ines Applegate, Michelle Peterson, Christina Berkowicz, Tiffany Oliver and Numerous Great Grandchildren...
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Michael Rodriguez

November 17, 1978 - April 14, 2017

Michael is Survived by his parents: Hiram L. Rodriguez and Milagros A. Rodriguez; Sisters: Anna Teresa (Rodriguez) Kovacic and Maria Marguarita (Rodriguez) Agudelo; Brother: Hiram Rodriguez Jr. Michael is also survived by brother-in-laws, sister -in-law, 11 nieces and nephews and many extended family members. Michael was an Accomplished musician and started playing the piano at the age of 4....
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Dolores Carlson

April 4, 1930 - April 8, 2017

Dolores always put others before herself and without hesitation! Often, times she set aside her own needs, in order to provide for her eight children. She made sure they had the things they wanted or needed… Dolores met Earl at a military party, where they hit it off and so they married 3 months later! Being a Military man's wife was challenging at times, but she rose up to the task along...
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Gina Fritz

April 3, 2017

Gina Finorenza Fritz 81 of Tampa, FL passed away on April 2nd 2017 Mrs. Fritz was born in Naples, Italy. She is predeceased by Earl E. Dailous Sr. and Carrie (daughter) Survived by: Lester A. Fritz her beloved Husband, James Dailous (son) of Westerville, Ohio, Gina Down (daughter) of Newport, N.C,. Darlene freeman (daughter) of St. Petersburg, FL., Earl E. Dailous Jr. (son) of Tuscon,...
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Barbara Devoe

January 6, 1926 - March 29, 2017

On March 29, 2017 our beloved Mother passed away peacefully in her home. She has left behind many who loved her and will miss her deeply. Her gentle heart, and generous spirit, her big smile, and quite laugh, her fairness, and wisdom are her legacy. She had a strong love of family and a loyalty to all she met. She did not judge or hold contempt. She was simple in full beauty. A tiny person with a...
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Dale Handy

November 2, 1934 - March 26, 2017

Dale Handy 82 of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully at home on March 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dale was born on November 2, 1934 in Lincoln, Nebraska to the parents of Lawrence and Freida Handy. He worked at the Tampa Tribune for over 20 years as a printing pressman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is predeceased by his parents, his wife of 53...
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Susan Pyles Oliver

February 22, 1925 - March 22, 2017

Susan Pyles Oliver passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Florida Hospital in Tampa. Sue was born February 22, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Maude Johnston and Vernon Wendell Pyles. She attended Louisville public schools, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and earned her bachelor's degree from Carson Newman College. Sue began her career in Louisville as a medical technologist at...
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John Perez

July 21, 1939 - March 21, 2017

Age: 77 of Tampa, FL. He was born in Tampa, FL. Preceded By: His brothers Emilio & Manuel Perez. His parents Manuel & Celia Perez. His uncle/step parents Martha & Paulino Esperon. His half-sister Mary Dawson. Survived By: His loving wife Jennifer Perez, His son Scott & wife Julie Perez and granddaughter Nina Perez. His cousin/step sister Martha Rodriguez (Robert), his sister in-laws Orchid &...
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Tommy Adkins

June 23, 1932 - March 20, 2017

Tommy Lee Adkins was born in 1932 during the depths of the depression. He was born in the small rural town of Homosassa FL to Willie D. Adkins and Willie Rae Adkins who, as a young couple, had the unique distinction of having the same first names. Six years later the family would move to Tampa where Tommy's father would find employment at the newly built MacDill Field as a refrigeration and...
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Joyce Odenwelder Danner

April 17, 1935 - March 5, 2017

Joyce Odenwelder Danner, 81, Tampa, FL, formerly of Port Charlotte, FL, and Bethlehem, PA. She was born on April 17, 1935 in Allentown, PA and passed away March 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Robert H. Danner. She is survived by her children: Daughter, Jody Boehnlein (husband John) of Michigan City IN, Son, Daniel Danner (wife Nancy) Grandchildren: Allison and...
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Betty Radzevich

January 30, 1937 - March 2, 2017

"Betty A Radzevich, 80, of Lakeland, FL, loving wife and mother, passed away March 2, 2017. She was born January 30, 1937, inChicago, Illinois. Betty is predeceased by her parents, Ben and Mary Beske; her brother, Bill Beske; and sister, Lucille Dewitt. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Karl; son Eddie and his wife, Lora, of Tampa, Fl.; sister, Linda Coyle, of Chicago, Ill....
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Alice Moran

April 16, 1926 - February 28, 2017

Alice Moran, age 90, passed Feb 28, 2017. Loving mother and grandmother. Predeceased in death by her husband. Survived by her children Robert, John, Ken, Pattie, Linda Barbi and 38 grandchildren. Visitation will be held March 2nd from 7 to 9 at 3328 S. Dale Marby. Burial will be held March 3rd at 12:30 at Florida National Cemetery.
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Monica Theresa Brenner

January 13, 1921 - February 20, 2017

Monica Theresa Brenner, 96, of Auburndale, formerly of Tampa passed away February 20, 2017. She was born in Rochester, New York. Monica was predeceased by her husband, James Brenner. She is survived by 9 children, 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and many loving extended family members and friends. Monica loved being with family and friends and enjoyed playing card...
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Martha Grace Fisher

February 18, 2017

Martha Grace Fisher, 87, passed on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Tampa, FL. "Grace" was born in a humble house in a part of Tampa Florida known as Seminole Heights on August 7, 1929. She was preceded in death by her parents Holmes and Julia Neal Gilbert, her sister Marjorie Hughey, her brothers Malcolm Holmes (Buck) Gilbert and James Lansing Gilbert. She is survived by her children Paula...
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John Jacob Hilgerson

June 21, 1926 - February 14, 2017

John Jacob Hilgerson, 90, passed away February 14, 2017. He was born June 21, 1926 in Jacksonville, Fl. He worked at the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority for 30 years. John was predeceased by his wife Mary Hilgerson and is survived by daughters Julia Campfield & Shirley Little as well as many grandchildren.
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McLeroy "Mac" King

January 1, 1935 - February 13, 2017

McLeroy (Mac) King, of Tampa, FL passed away on February 13th, 2017 at the age of 82. Born in Wortham, Texas, Mac was the eldest son of Clark and Ann Bennett King. He was raised in Shreveport, LA along with his two brothers, Bobby & Carl, and his two sisters, Jeannette & Jackie, where he attended Fair Park High School. Following high school, he then served in the US Army, where he attained...
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John Thomas Montgomery

May 3, 1931 - February 7, 2017

John Thomas Montgomery, 85, passed away on February 7, 2017. John was born May 3,1931 in Marietta, GA. He was a graduate of Sarasota High School; attended the Citadel in Charleston, SC; spent 4 yrs in the United States Navy in Pensacola and St. Thomas; and was a graduate of The University of Florida where he became a life long Gator Fan. He worked for 31 yrs. at Honeywell, from 1965-1994; ...
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Balbina Cruz

August 2, 1920 - February 7, 2017

Balbina Cruz, 96, of Tampa, passed away February 7, 2017. She was born on August 2, 1920 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico the daughter of Manuel Oliveras and Maria Ramos. She is predeceased by her husband, Valentin Cruz. Balbina was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and was a seamstress. Balbina is survived by her 6 sons, Miguel A. Cruz Sr. and...
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George J Hoock

April 23, 1923 - February 6, 2017

George J. Hoock, passed away on February 6, 2017, due to long time health issues. George was born on April 23, 1923, in Chicago, IL but moved shortly after birth to Louisville, KY and came to Tampa in 1948. George served in the Navy during WWII. He is pre-deceased by wife Frances. George has two daughters; Janice Byrd, Debbie Dessureau, son; Kevin Hoock, five grands; Denise Cornett, Darlene...
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Cynthia Cindy Corkum

April 1, 1964 - February 6, 2017

Cynthia "Cindy" Martin Corkum, 52, of Tampa FL. passed away on February 6, 2017. She was born in Goldsboro, NC. Cindy moved to Tampa 42 years ago from Chester, SC. Cindy is predeceased by her mother, Glenda B. Martin. She is survived by her father, Jim Martin; brother, Rick Martin; sister-in-law, Mindy Martin; aunt and uncle, Marilyn and Chuck Crocker; uncle, Al Bickett and many other family...
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Nelda Finfrock Armstrong

April 24, 1934 - February 5, 2017

Nelda Sue (Finfrock) Armstrong age 82 of Chester, VA passed away February 5, 2017. She was born in Waterview, KY. and called Tampa home for many years. She is predeceased by her parents Edwin and Delcia Garmon, Linus (Bud) Finfrock, husband, Virgil D. Armstrong, husband, and Cindy L. Finfrock –infant daughter. She is survived by, Chuck (Lori) Finfrock- son- Maryville, TN., Christine (Glen)...
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Virginia Ashby

July 4, 1921 - February 4, 2017

Virginia Ellis Ashby, died February 4, 2017 at age 95. She was born in Macon, GA, July 4, 1921. She is a graduate of Plant High School and attended the University of Tampa. She was predeceased by her parents, J. Edward Sr. and Virginia Gray Ellis, Brother, J. Ed Ellis Jr. and his wife, Peggy, sister, Jean Ellis Clark and her husband, Jack. She is survived by her loving husband, Rufus of Tampa...
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Leslie Magee

August 11, 1924 - February 2, 2017

Magee, Leslie, 92 of Tampa, Fl passed away on Feb. 2, 2017 at Tampa General Hospital. Leslie was born in Montreal, Canada. She split her younger years between Canada and Washington DC before coming to Tampa where she resided for approximately 50 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Greater Tampa Showmans Association, and an honorary Army Captain. She involved herself...
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Leslie Magee

August 11, 1924 - February 2, 2017

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William Rush

August 3, 1949 - January 29, 2017

William Rush, 67, of Tampa, passed away unexpectedly on January 29, 2017. William, often referred to as "Cowboy" or "Wild Bill" was born in Germany on August 3, 1949 to Bernard and Else Rush. William proudly served his country in the the United States Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force, William worked for the Tampa International Airport. William was also a skilled welder. ...
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Deloris Torrens

August 8, 1947 - January 19, 2017

Deloris Torrens, 69, of Tampa, FL, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2017. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Military Wife. Deloris was married for 44 years to Richard E. Torrens, Sr., who preceded her in death in 2011. She was Baptist by faith and a member of West Broad Street Baptist Church in Tampa. She is survived by her children, Karen Torrens and Richard Torrens, Jr.,...
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Keith Gordon Weaver

February 6, 1928 - January 17, 2017

Keith Gordon Weaver, 88, of Tampa passed away January 17, 2017. Born in Lansing, Michigan on February 6, 1928 to Sylvester and Alice Weaver. Keith was an Army veteran. He is survived by his loving family including his wife, Frances; children, grandchildren and extended family. Keith was laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery.
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Timothy J. Robinson, Sr.

May 8, 1945 - January 15, 2017

Timothy J. Robinson, Sr., 71, of Tampa passed away January 15, 2017. Born on May 8, 1945 to Franklin and Estelle Robinson in Mount Vernon, New York. Timothy is survived by his children, Ginger (Clint) Case, Timothy J. (Sarah) Robinson, Jr., and Matthew Robinson; heavenly grandchild, Ashley L. Robinson and earthly grandchildren, Mariah, Courtney, Morgan, Madison, Chase, Cole, and Kendall. Also...
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Maria E. Arzuaga

April 27, 1910 - January 13, 2017

ARZUAGA, Maria E., 106 of Tampa passed away on January 13, 2017. Maria was born in Puerto Tierra, Puerto Rico on April 27, 1910. Maria is survived by great-grandchildren, Justin Gil and Lauren Julinn and great-great-grandchild, Ariella Gil and will be greatly missed.
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Barton Hartsock

March 8, 1936 - January 12, 2017

Hartsock, Barton D, 80. Born to Ray & Margaret Hartsock. Former owner of Southern Equipment Corp. He was a mentor to all. Left to cherish his memory wife, Shelley P. Hartsock; daughter, Dr. Colleen Riley; son, Ian (Natasha) Hartsock; step-sons, Matt (Sheila) Cowley & Wes (Marianne) Cowley; grandchildren, Aaron, Hanna, & Sara Riley & Andrew Hartsock. Predeceased by wives, Kathleen Moore Brewer...
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Mary F. Gomez

January 12, 2017

GOMEZ, Mary F. "Lela", 98, of Tampa passed away at home surrounded by family. Mary was born in Tampa to Genaro and Obdulia Fernandez. Survived by loving daughters, Didi (Marc) Zudar and Elisa (Stephen) Gomez Pennimpede; grandchildren; Joshua (Rachel) Zudar, Megan (Matt) Sheehan, Elise (Harry) Scott; brother-in-law, Joseph (Gilda) Gomez; nieces and nephews, Jody Pomeroy, Donna Bratton, Mark Gomez...
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Loretta M. Major

August 1, 1920 - January 12, 2017

Loretta Rosemary Mann Major, a true and faithful daughter of Christ was peacefully called home to our Lord, Thursday, January 12th in Tampa, Florida. Loretta served her family and community throughout her 96 years. Born in Detroit, Michigan, August 1, 1920, third in a family of 6 children. She grew up through the Great Depression and attended nursing school at Mercy College, where she...
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David Ballard Hicks

September 16, 1965 - January 11, 2017

David B. Hicks, 51, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 11, 2017. David was born on September 16, 1965 to Ballard and Geneva Hicks in Tampa, Florida. David was loved by all who knew him. In his 51 years, David was able to make a difference to so many. A dedicated Christian, David worked as a missionary in Haiti to help build houses, shelters and churches for homeless...
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Elyse Barbara McKnight

September 3, 1986 - January 7, 2017

Elyse Barbara McKnight, 30, Tampa native and life long resident of Brandon passed away at home on January 7, 2017 after a short, courageous battle with Cancer. A Mem. Svc. will be Fri., Jan. 13th at 4:00 pm at River of Life Christian Center located at 6605 Krykul Avenue, Riverview. Life Celebration Sun., Jan.15th 2-4 pm at J.W. Cate Recreation Center, St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers,...
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Robert C. French

May 12, 1916 - January 2, 2017

Robert C. French, 100, of Tampa passed away at 8:40 PM on January 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth L. French. Robert is survived by two sons, Robert C. French of Inverness and Larry D. French of Tampa; three grandson, James, David, and Richard; one granddaughter, Linda; three great-grandchildren, Janessa, Hailee and Dakota; and one great-great grandson, Grayson. ...
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June Martin

July 27, 1933 - January 1, 2017

June Martin, 83, of Tampa passed away January 1, 2017. June was born in New York on July 27, 1933 to Claude and Flora Davis. June is survived by loving husband, Clifford; two sons, Guy Martin and Jeffrey Williams; and daughter, Kimberly Williams. June will be greatly missed by family and friends. Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Tuesday, January 10 at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment at...
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Robert P. Downing

November 20, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Robert Pomeroy Downing, 92, of Tampa, passed away December 22, 2016. Born in Haddonfield, NJ on November 20, 1924 to John and Marion. Retired after 29 years of service with the U.S. Navy and Reserves and was a WWII veteran. Robert enjoyed gymnastics, boating, and travelling, especially cruises. Survived by sons, John (Donna) Downing of Valrico, FL and Jim Downing of Hope Sound, FL; and sister,...
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Frederick R.T. Fortier, Jr.

January 19, 1936 - December 21, 2016

Fortier, Frederick R.T. 80, Tampa, passed away peacefully on December 21st, 2016. Fred was born January 19, 1936 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Frederick and Angele Fortier. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years Edda (2007) and sister June (2013). Loving father to Steven Fortier (Bonnie), Anna Brown, Robert Fortier, Theresa Fernandez (Mark) and Kristin Gomez (Jorge); Papaw to Danielle ...
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Jerry B. Baker

May 22, 1930 - December 18, 2016

BAKER, Jerry B., 86, of Tampa passed away December 18, 2016. Jerry, a devout Christian, is predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Margaret "Peggy" who passed 2011. Survived by loving family including children, Jerry (Holly) Baker, Jr. and Suzanne (Robert) Wall and grandchildren, Philip (Jessica) Kidd, Jameson, Jordan, and Janae Baker.
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Helga Gudrun Molby

August 2, 1939 - December 14, 2016

Helga G. Molby, 77, of Tampa passed away Dec. 14, 2016. Born in Germany Aug. 2, 1939 to Walter & Erna Koenig. She was a fabulous chef, a wonderful wife & mother. Helga made quilts for premature babies with her close group of quilting friends. Survived by loving husband of over 50 years, Richard; children, Richard (Mitzi) Molby of OK & Patricia Molby of Germany; gsons David & Jeremy Stephenson;...
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William Patrick Murphy

November 30, 1935 - December 13, 2016

MURPHY, William Patrick, 81, of Tampa, Florida passed away December 13, 2016. Born to William Walter and Magdalyn Murphy on November 30, 1935 in Santa Monica, California. William will be missed by family and friends.
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Oliver Kennett Browning , Sr.

September 15, 1930 - December 4, 2016

BROWNING, Oliver Kennett (Kenney) 86, of Tampa, Fl. Passed away December 4, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife Norma Jean (57 years) whom he loved and cherished. He is survived by his loving family: daughter Connie Putnam; son Oliver K. (Kenney) Browning, Jr ; two grandsons, Kenney Lee ( Stephanie) and John Browning (Natasha); three granddaughters, Kimberly Lorenz (John), Kerianne...
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Josephine Frances Chambers

February 14, 1932 - December 3, 2016

CHAMBERS, Josephine F., 84, of Tampa passed away on December 3, 2016. Born February 14, 1932 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Stanley and Maude Frybort. Survived by daughter, Sherrie and grandson, Phil Smith and family. Josephine will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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Sandra Mary McNamara

August 8, 1954 - December 2, 2016

Sandra Mary McNamara, 62, of St. Petersburg passed away December 2, 2016 at her home. Sandra was born in Massachusetts to Roger and Helen on August 8, 1954. Sandra was one of eight children. She relocated to the area in 2011. Sandra was an avid member of Christ the King Catholic Church and worked in the after school program. Sandra enjoyed photography, antiquing and reading murder mysteries. ...
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Stephen Ankudowich

September 30, 1948 - November 28, 2016

The Reverend Stephen Ankudowich Steve was born on September 30, 1948 in Northampton, Massachusetts, to Kostanty and Mary Ankudowich. He grew up in Leeds, Massachusetts, and graduated from Northampton High School in 1966. He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, majoring in history, and had the opportunity to spend his junior year in Paris with the Smith College Junior Year Abroad...
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Mary Kelly Montalto

August 7, 1966 - November 28, 2016

Mary Kelly Montalto, "Kelly", passed away under hospice care on November 28, 2016. She was 50 years old. She was surrounded by her family and friends, and the many well wishes of those she had touched over the years. Kelly was born in Mobile, Alabama, living most of her life in Tampa, FL. She was a graduate of Chamberlain High School, and received her Bachelors and Master's Degree at the...
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Alice M. Klaas

February 8, 1926 - November 28, 2016

KLAAS, Alice Marguerite Lee., 90, of Tampa, passed away November. 28, 2016. Born to Leonard and Marie (Harp) Lee in Port Huron, MI on Feb. 8, 1926. Alice had a kind, generous spirit. She volunteered in MI & FL in hospitals & with the American Red Cross. Alice was not only active with her churches, but helped other churches as well. She enjoyed bowling & golf. Predeceased by 4 brothers, 3...
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Robert Anthony Saccaggi

October 27, 1957 - November 17, 2016

Robert A. "Bobby" Saccaggi, 59, of South Tampa, passed away November 17, 2016. Bobby was born in New York, New York on October 27, 1957 to Henry M. and Helen C. Saccaggi. Bobby relocated to the Tampa area in 1984 and trained to become an electrician. Bobby worked in the commercial electrical field, most recently as a superintendent with Alliance Power Solutions, Inc. He worked throughout his...
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James A. Fernandez

March 1, 1924 - November 9, 2016

FERNANDEZ, James A., 92, of Tampa, Florida entered into eternal rest on November 9, 2016. Born to Eustasio and Carmen on March 1, 1924. A Tampa native, James proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. James is survived by his loving wife, Adalina and many family members. He will be forever missed by his family and friends. The family is currently working on James's life story; please check...
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Robert Joseph Yacobellis

November 1, 1973 - November 7, 2016

YACOBELLIS, Robert Joseph "Alex", 43, of Tampa, passed away November 7, 2016. Born to Robert A. and Barbara in Philadelphia on November 1, 1973. Alex was a Boy Scout in Hatfield, PA . and enjoyed playing soccer. He was a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School and worked at Zoto's Diner in Line Lexington, PA before moving to Florida in 1993. Later in life, Alex worked for Oasis Outsourcing,...
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Janice E. Lawrence

January 11, 1941 - November 6, 2016

LAWRENCE, Janice E., 75 of Spring Hill passed away November 6, 2016. Born in Danville, Georgia on January 11, 1941. Janice will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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Paul Haines

September 15, 1923 - October 31, 2016

Paul Haines, ("Pap", "Jug") born September 15, 1923, left his Earthly body on October 31, 2016 to join his wife of 73 years, Lenora ("Bubba, Babe") who left us on May 30, 2007, in Eternal Slumber. Paul was born in St. Michael, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his daughter, Alice Bieber of Tampa, and his son, Paul Haines and daughter-in-law, Joanna, of Palm Coast. Paul is a grandfather of 5,...
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Joyce Gardner Peterson

April 3, 1932 - October 30, 2016

PETERSON, Joyce G., 84, of Tampa, FL passed away on October 30, 2016. Joyce was born in Long Island, New York to Payson and Josephine on April 3, 1932. Please offer support to her husband, A. Lewis Peterson and family at this difficult time.
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Emanuel Nicholas Dragomer, Jr.

September 7, 1926 - October 25, 2016

Emanuel Nicholas Dragomer, Jr., 90, of Tampa passed away October 25, 2016. Born in East Chicago, Indiana on September 7, 1926 to Emanuel Sr. and Elizabeth. Emanuel proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Emanuel will be interred Indiana. Emanuel is survived by his loving family and friends.
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Lucy Sciple Durham

November 18, 1929 - October 24, 2016

DURHAM, Lucy Sciple, 86 of Tampa passed away Oct. 24, 2016. She spent many years in banking before retiring as a VP & branch manager of a nat'l bank in Tampa. Lucy then worked with her beloved husband, Douglas, a retired U.S. Treasury Bank Examiner as national bank consultants. Predeceased by her husband, Doug, and grandson, Shaun Ahern Taylor, Jr. Survived by her brother, Edward (Nancy) Sciple,...
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Billie L. Beaty

July 16, 1922 - October 23, 2016

BEATY, Billie L, 94, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2016. Born July 16, 1922 in Tampa to William and Lola Graber. She worked for and retired from McKesson Drug Company. Billie was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Elim Temple No. 76. She loved to fish, dance and travel. Per her request, there will be no services however donations can be made in her name to the...
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Zelma Angeline Normandeau

May 29, 1936 - October 19, 2016

Zelma Angeline (Gerke) Normandeau, 80, of Tampa passed away October 19, 2016. Zelma was born to Henry W. and Verna L. (Pruett) Gerke on May 29, 1936 in Weaubleau, Missouri. Zelma proudly served her country as a member of the United States Air Force and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. She is predeceased by her parents; and son, Gary Normandeau. Zelma was married to her beloved...
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Leon Burton

July 19, 1933 - October 16, 2016

BURTON, Leon, 83, son of Lloyd and Estelle (nee Sinclair) Burton, was born on July 19, 1933 in Louisville, Kentucky. Leon passed away peacefully on October 16, 2016. Leon married his loving wife, Marilyn (nee Miller) in 1983. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Leon was very proud of his military service. Leon was a long-time member of the American Legion and the VFW....
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Mireya Escoda

August 16, 1945 - October 16, 2016

Mireya Escoda, 71. Mireya Joaquina Escoda, age 71 of Tampa passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Mireya was born to the late Manuel Parrado and Maria Ana Parrado on August 16, 1945 in Camaaguey, Cuba. Mireya married the love of her life Joaquin Escoda on November 20, 1963. Their first son, Julio Escoda was born in Camaguey, Cuba on May 26, 1966. Their second son, Juan Escoda was born in...
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Gavyn Lee Slobodzian

August 16, 2016 - October 12, 2016

Gavyn Lee Slobodzian passed away peacefully in the arms of his mommy on October 12, 2016. He was born at 2:28 p.m. on August 16, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. He was born overdue at 41 weeks along. Gavyn was the son of Sierra Chavez and Joseph Slobodzian. He is survived by one sibling: Shyloh Slobodzian, 1.5 years old. His maternal grandparents are Al and Ashley Chavez and Heather Smith; and...
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Rosa Vega

July 7, 1921 - October 9, 2016

VEGA, Rosa, 95, of Tampa passed away October 9, 2016. Rosa was born in Guanica, Puerto Rico on July 7, 1921 to Alcilio and Francisca Jimenez. Rosa is survived by her loving daughters, Nellie Negron and Rachel Mercado and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosa will be greatly missed.
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Samuel Craig Allinder

March 17, 1950 - October 8, 2016

Samuel (Craig) Allinder, 66. Passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Craig was preceded in death by parents Betty Ann and Tom Allinder, and survived by brothers, Charles (Steve) Allinder, Tom (TC) Allinder, sisters-in-law, Carla Allinder, Karen Allinder; and nieces Abbie Glenn, Lauren Glenn, Megan Glenn, Gracie Glenn, Raegan Allinder, Caitlin Allinder, Charlotte...
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Ivan Crespo

December 1, 1945 - October 6, 2016

CRESPO, Ivan, 70, of Tampa passed away October 6, 2016. Ivan was born on December 1, 1945 in Las Marias, Puerto Rico to Juan and Carmen Crespo. Ivan retired from the New Jersey Board of Education and relocated to Florida. A celebration of life for an amazing single Father of two daughters, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and a very special friend to so many. He will always be remembered for his...
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Hubert M. Reed

August 20, 1946 - September 29, 2016

REED, Hubert M., 70, of Tampa passed away September 29, 2016. Hubert was born in Bowen, Kentucky on August 20, 1946 to Leonard and Mildred. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and made it his career. He is survived by his loving family including his wife, Connie, sons, Louis and George, and daughter, Lilly. Hubert will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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Yong Cho Son

February 10, 1924 - September 21, 2016

SON, Yong Cho, 92, of Tampa passed away September 21, 2016. Yong Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea on February 10, 1924. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. The family plans to celebrate her life in overseas at a later date.
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Abigail Ann Martin

December 1, 1916 - September 17, 2016

MARTIN, Abigail Ann, 99. passed away September 17, 2016. Born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania to Ralph and Hazel Gilbert. Abigail lived just short of a century and enjoyed life to the fullest. Survived by her loving son, David Hamblen of Ocala. Abigail will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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Helen Neese

September 17, 2016

NEESE, Helen, of Tampa passed away September 17, 2016. Born in Birmingham, Alabama to Herme and Helen Boutwell. Survived by husband, Michael; daughters, Karen, Renee, Pam and Monica; and 10 grandchildren. The family is working on Helen's full life story. Please check back soon.
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Helen Phillips Neil

July 18, 1936 - September 13, 2016

NEIL, Helen Phillips, 80, of Tampa, Florida passed away after a short illness on September 13, 2016. Born in Leesburg, Virginia, Mrs. Neil moved to Florida in 1955 and married James H ("Chuck") Neil of Tampa in 1957. She worked for Honeywell and Group Technologies in Tampa as a Defense Contracts Administrator in a pioneering role during an era when few women held such jobs. She was preceded...
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Ingeborg K. Holland

January 19, 1925 - September 12, 2016

HOLLAND, Ingeborg K.,, 91, of Tampa, passed away September 12, 1925. Ingeborg was born in Giessen, Germany on January 19, 1925 to Johann and Erna Krug. Ingeborg is survived by her son, John. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Inge's family is currently planning a Celebration of Life and writing her full obituary. Please check back for updates. The date for the Celebration of...
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Sharyn Lee Forbes

September 9, 2016

FORBES, Sharyn Lee, 66, of Tampa, passed away September 9, 2016. The family is currently working on her life story. Please check back for full obituary and service details.
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Hilda Gilman Orlando

February 8, 1922 - August 29, 2016

ORLANDO, Hilda Gilman, 94, of Tampa passed away on August 29, 2016, Hilda was born in Vieques, Puerto Rico and came to the United States as a young woman of 24. Hilda's parents were Gil Sierra and Benedita Velazquez Sierra. She was predeceased by three brothers, Rafael, Arturo and Enrique Sierra and one sister, Lucy Touchton. Hilda was married to Walter L. Rollins who passed away in 1955....
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Frank Capitano, Jr.

March 13, 1957 - August 23, 2016

Frank Capitano, Jr. (59) went to heaven on August 23, 2016 after a long, hard, tiring battle with cancer. Frank, a Tampa native, graduated from Tampa Catholic High School. Survived by wife, Debra Ezell Capitano of 37 yrs. Frank retired after 30 years as a school bus mechanic with Hillsborough Co. School Board Transp. Deprt. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church & of the Loyal Order...
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Lazaro Antonio Hall

August 17, 1985 - August 17, 2016

Lazaro Antonio Hall passed away unexpectedly on his 31st birthday at the conclusion of his work shift as a Chef on August 17, 2016. Lazaro leaves behind his loving fiancé, Tiffany Nelson, his son, Xavier Hall, his daughter Sophia Hall, and four family children they are helping to raise. Other surviving immediate family members include his mother, Gina Hall, his father, Lazaro Gomez, his step...
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Elvira C. Revis

July 25, 1928 - August 16, 2016

REVIS, Elvira C., 88, of Tampa, Florida, entered into rest on August 16, 2016. Elvira was born in London, England on July 25, 1928 to Oscar and Beatrice Carlsson. Elvira was married to the love of her life, Stuart H. Revis for 66 years. Together they raised four children. Elvira is survived by her loving husband, Stuart; children David (Newark, DE), Elizabeth (Alan) Schwartz (Surprise, AZ),...
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James "Jim" Pieper

July 13, 1957 - August 16, 2016

James, "Jim" William Pieper, Jr. passed away on August 16, 2016 after a courageous battle prior to and following a heart transplant last year. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Jim spent most of his life in Tampa, Florida. A graduate of King High School, Tampa, he played and later helped coach football for the school. He graduated from the University of South Florida and was a member of the Sigma...
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Jesus Miguel Rodriguez

May 5, 1973 - July 25, 2016

RODRIGUEZ, Jesus Miguel, 43, of Miami passed away July 25, 2016 in Tampa. Born in East Meadow, New York, to Jesus and Minerva on May 5, 1973. Jesus will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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Myra Jean Myers

July 15, 1928 - July 19, 2016

Myra 'JEAN' Myers, 88, a long-time resident of Tampa passed away on July 19, 2016. She was born in Bismarck, MO to Eugene and Dorothy Boyer and came to Tampa in 1950 before moving to her final home in Atlanta in August 2013. Jean was affectionately known as "Nana" by her family and friends. She attended a local college in Missouri before marrying Patrick Myers, her husband of 40 years. They...
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Gregory Dean Patterson

April 19, 1969 - July 13, 2016

Gregory Dean Patterson was a native of Atlanta, Georgia and lived there for several years with his parents, John Elgin Patterson and Betty Dean Patterson, and his older brother, John Elgin Patterson, Jr. Greg and his brother bonded while playing sports and hunting. At age twelve he attended boarding school in the north where he played ice hockey and became an avid ice skater. For high school,...
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Joseph John Savino

July 26, 1921 - July 3, 2016

Joseph John Savino 95, Passed away on July 3, 2016 at Tampa General Hospital He was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 26, 1921 and moved to Tampa in 1975 He is survived by: Robert G. Savino – Son, Los Lunas, NM, Joseph J. Savino Jr. – Son, Pittsburg, PA. Mark A. Savino – Son, Tampa, FL Joseph Savino is the son of Italian immigrants Gregorio Savino (1884-1968) and Angelina Pasciolla Savino...
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James Sterling Wood

November 21, 1929 - July 1, 2016

James Sterling Wood, 86 of Tampa passed away July 1, 2016. He was born in Beaumont, Texas. He is survived by his loving family and friends.
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Miriam Amador

December 18, 1942 - June 28, 2016

Amador, Miriam 73, of Tampa. passed away on June 28, 2016. She was born in Havana, Cuba and came here 40 years ago from New Jersey . Miriam is predeceased by her parents, Lorenzo and Martha, she is survived by her loving husband, Jorge, daughter , Jannette (Rich), Michelle (Frank) grandsons, Nicolas, Alexander, Fernando, Lorenzo and Jack, sister, Martha, niece, Annette nephew, Roberto. She...
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Osvaldo Perez

March 10, 1963 - June 16, 2016

Osvaldo Perez 53, of Tampa, passed away June, 16, 16. He is survived by his loving family and friends.
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Lamar C Hardwick

March 17, 1947 - June 16, 2016

Lamar C. Hardwick, 69, of Tampa, son of the late Lloyd and Bea Hardwick, passed away June 16, 2016. He was born in Vidalia, GA and came to Tampa 50 years ago. Lamar was a retired brick mason and owner of Hardwick Masonry. He was a loving husband, father, and friend. Always happy and up for a joke, he loved fishing and cooking on the grill with a beer in his hand and a smile on his face. Lamar...
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Maria Gonzalez

March 30, 1915 - June 15, 2016

Maria Gonzalez 101, passed away on June 15, 2016. She was survived by her her loving family and friends.
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Delia Alvarez

April 23, 1932 - June 10, 2016

Alvarez, Delia, 84 passed away on June 10, 2016. She was born in New York, NY and came to Tampa from California three years ago. She is survived by Dora Arroyo, Daughter, Steven Arroyo (Sandy) , Son, John Alvarez (Isabel), Brother, and Grandchildren Robert, Lisa, Ileana, Steven, and David. Delia loved traveling and shopping. She was loving and wanted the best for her family. In lieu of...
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Donald Louise Normandeau

July 15, 1934 - June 10, 2016

Donald Louise Normandeau, 81, of Tampa, Florida, passed away June 10, 2016 at Melech Hospice House, Tampa. He was born in Windsor, Canada and has been a Tampa resident for many years. He proudly served and retired from the United States Air Force. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Lorraine and Marcel Normandeau; and son, Gary Normandeau. Donald is survived by his wife of 59 years, Zelma...
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Edward O. Colby

February 18, 1931 - June 2, 2016

Edward O. Colby, 85, Tampa Florida, passed away on June 2nd. He was born in Mitchell, South Dakota on February 18, 1931 to Nettie and Edward Colby. He was predeceased by his sister Marie Colby. Ed is survived by his loving wife of over 58 years, Sonna J. Colby, Tampa Florida, his daughter and son-in-law, Tonya Marie Packard and Richard Packard, Atlanta GA, as well as his son, Chad Edward Colby...
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Valentina Crockett

February 14, 1928 - May 31, 2016

Valentina Crockett (la Tinina) 88, passed away on May 31, 2016. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years John Robert Crockett, Jr, her children, gran-kids, great grand kid and rest of loving family and friend . Born Valentina Moreno Perez on St. Valentine's Day in Paredes de Escalona, Providence of Toledo, España. Loved by all who met her and known to her family and friends as Lala.
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Louise Lindsay

June 16, 1920 - May 27, 2016

Louise Lindsay entered into eternal rest with her Savior Jesus Christ on 5-27-16. She is proceeded in death by her beloved husband Edward A. Lindsay, parents Charlie and Maud Rose and her brothers Charles and Buster Rose. Her loving family are resting in the comfort of our Heavenly Father. She leaves behind her only child Charles Edward Lindsay and his wife Brenda. Four grandchildren: Scott...
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John Shuler Oakley

March 4, 1932 - May 26, 2016

John Shuler Oakley, 84, of Tampa, Florida passed away May 26, 2016 at South Tampa Health and Rehab. He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina and has been a Florida transplant since he left the US Navy after his service in the Korean War. He is predeceased by his parents, Clyde and Roberta Louise Oakley. John is survived by his son, Ryan Oakley and his wife Megan Oakley; his daughter, Dyan Oakley...
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Oris McDoom

June 12, 1941 - May 24, 2016

Oris McDoom, 74, of Caroni, Trinidad passed away May 24, 2016 at Florida Hospital, Tampa. She is survived by her loving husband, Imran McDoom; along with many family and friends. She will truly be missed.
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John Roland Volent

December 14, 1933 - May 19, 2016

John Roland Volent, passed away May 19, 2016.. He is survived by his grandson Randy, family Donna, Brandon, Samantha and special friend Rick
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Carol Lou Arrowood

March 12, 1928 - May 17, 2016

Arrowood, Carol Lou, 88, of Tampa, passed away on May 17, 2016. Born in Cleveland, Oh, she moved to Tampa in 1975. Carol is survived by her daughters; Nancy Garrido (Daniel, Karen Lewandowski (Michael), Laura Pryor and son, Paul Arrowood; 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; and 7 nephews. She was very loved and will be dearly missed. Services to be scheduled. Please check back for more...
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Charles "Chick" Alexander Gordon

June 23, 1929 - May 16, 2016

GORDON, Dr. Charles "Chick" Alexander, 86, of Tampa, passed May 16, 2016. The Topeka, Kansas, native is predeceased by parents Edna and Clarence Gordon and brother Dale; survived by wife of 65 years Bonnie of Tampa, FL; brothers William (Betty) of Wellington, Ohio; James (Mary) and Donald (Dorothy) of Wichita, Kansas; sons Greg (Betty), Marc (Nancy), Brad (JoAnne), and Doug (Tracy) of Tampa, FL...
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Robert Huber

October 11, 1932 - May 12, 2016

Huber, Robert, 83 of Tampa, passed away on May 12, 2016. Born in Morristown, PA, he moved to Tampa in 1974. Robert was a devote Catholic by faith. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Martha and daughter and daughter Karen. He is survived by his sister Loretta Schleifer; daughters, Donna Stonier, Barbara Fashbaugh, Mary Marrazzo; surrogate son Rondon Paul; 8 grandchildren and 5 great...
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Martha Ann Watts Plumb

January 3, 1934 - May 11, 2016

WATTS PLUMB, Martha (Ann Hall) left us on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born in the state of Georgia to the late Norvell and Bertie Hall (aka Bertie Girvan) on Jan. 3, 1934. She had a beloved sister, Barbara (Bob-bie) Sue Fowler, and brother, Robert Hall (whom both passed too soon and Martha dearly missed). By 1940 her family had moved to Ft. Lauderdale. There, she attended Ft. Lauderdale High...
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Edward L Brill

March 9, 1918 - May 10, 2016

Brill, Edward L., born March 9, 1918, in Hubbard OH, passed away in Tampa, FL. on May 10, 2016. He was the son of Edward A. Brill and Mary E. Roberts. He graduated in 1935 a year early from Struthers High School, in OH, started his first job in a steel mill, and began studying metallurgical engineering at Youngstown College. At the start of WWII, he surrendered his critical occupation deferment...
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