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Our Obituaries

Kimiko Sugihara Christian

March 6, 1938 - April 21, 2016

Christian, Kimiko, 78, of Tampa, passed away Thursday April 21, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Larry Christian; daughter Gwenn Christian-Vance; 2 grandchildren, Dylan and Lauren Vance; 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. Kimiko lived her entire life with excellence and a fierce determination to always do the right thing. She will be greatly missed...
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Margaret Jane Uhthoff Weston

November 22, 1926 - April 20, 2016

Margaret Jane Uhthoff Weston, 89, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2016 in Tampa. Margaret was born November 22, 1926 in Washington, D.C. Following school Margaret worked as a secretary for the Army where she met and then married her beloved husband, William Weston. They lived for many years in Virginia and upon retirement moved to Naples, Florida. In 2006 Margaret moved to Tampa to be...
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Pamela Matt

January 27, 1943 - April 9, 2016

Matt, Pamela, 73, of Tampa, passed away April 9, 2016 at St. Joseph's Memorial. She was born in Shreveport, LA. Predeceased by her husband, Daniel Matt; and her mother, Edith Neel. She is survived by her father, Conrad Neel of Shreveport, LA; son, Jimmy Harlin of Minneapolis, MN; daughter, Christi O'Leary of Shalimar, FL; son, David Harlin of TN; seven grandchildren, David Harlin of San Diego, CA...
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Douglas John Forster

December 5, 1920 - March 28, 2016

Forster, Douglas J., 95, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2016. Lutheran by faith, Douglas served in the US Air Force in Okinawa and was a member of the American Legion Post 139. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tampa, where he played baseball. His favorite pastime was fishing. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Mae Forster in 2009. He is survived by...
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Desmond Hugh Staple

March 16, 2016

Staple, Desmond Hugh, 48, of Tampa, born November 25, 1967, to Winston Staple and Eunice Staple, passed away March 16, 2016. Desmond immigrated to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica, 33 years ago and made Tampa his home. In 1986, he graduated from Mulberry High School where he served as drum major for the marching band. Desmond went on to graduate from Florida State University with degrees...
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Stephen Nissen

May 23, 1962 - March 14, 2016

Nissen, Stephen, 53, of Tampa, passed away March 14, 2016. Born in Columbia, SC, Stephen moved to Brooksville, FL, before high school. Stephen was an avid golfer, a "die hard" Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan and he loved having his cold beer. He is preceded in death by his mother Shirley Scott. He is survived by his father Kenneth and step-mother Margaret; daughters Whitney Richardson (Travis), and...
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Edward C Bedore

January 23, 1928 - March 12, 2016

Edward C. Bedore of Tampa, Fla., originally of Green Bay, Wis., died peacefully in his home on March 12, 2016, with his loving wife of 34 years, Delores, by his side. He was 88 years old. Edward worked at Morley Murphy Company for 36 years before retiring in 1984. He enjoyed 35 years of retirement in both Green Bay and Tampa, during which time he loved to golf, fish, hunt and play his trumpet. ...
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Elizabeth Emma Fisher

November 29, 1926 - March 12, 2016

Elizabeth Emma Fisher 89, of Tampa, passed away on March 12, 2016. She is survived by her loving family.
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Jimmy "Jimbo" Vega

November 8, 1976 - March 10, 2016

Vega, Jimmy, "Jimbo", 39 of Tampa, passed away March 10, 2016. Jimmy worked at ADT Security and was the owner of Inhouse Records, music recording studio. He was a die-hard NY Yankees fan; loved listening to Carlos Santana music and liked to spend his free time golfing. He is preceded in death by his father William and, sister; Patricia Lee. He is survived by his Mother Maria Marta Vega; fiancée...
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Burton Scott Ingram

August 31, 1971 - March 8, 2016

Ingram, Scott, 44, passed away March 8, 2016 after a yearlong battle with Lung Cancer. A lifelong Tampa resident, he graduated from Plant High School in 1989. He is survived by his parents, Burton and Barbara Ingram, and his son Jacob Ingram; his brother Keith, and his wife Pam and niece Abby. Many other family, loved ones, and friends. Scott was a loving father to Jacob. He worked at Humana,...
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Amy Sue Hardy

September 25, 1947 - March 2, 2016

Amy Maynard Hardy, 68, passed away March 2nd, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in Williamson, West Virginia, she moved to Tampa from Columbus, Ohio at the age of 14. A 1965 graduate of Robinson High School, she called Tampa home for most of her life, while residing in Apollo Beach since 2009. Amy was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Lois Maynard, and her former husband, Andy...
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Genevieve "Granny" Miller

February 12, 1914 - February 29, 2016

Miller, Genevieve(Granny), 102, went home to the Lord on Angel wings, February 29, 2016. Genevieve was born February 12, 1914 in Charlton, NY. She was the fifth of seven children born to Frank and Mary mulligan Hance. She was Catholic by faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Leonard Miller, four sisters, Mary, Lillian, Agnes and Katherine; and brothers Joe and Frank. ...
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Lee R. Fink

December 14, 1935 - February 29, 2016

Lee R. Fink, 80, of Tampa , Florida, passed away on February 29, 2016 at the veterans hospital, Tampa. He is predeceased by his wife; Rose Fink, father; Orlo Fink, and mother; Gladys Fink. Lee is survived by his son; Michael G. Overholt, daughter; Karen Critchfield, son Fredrick Overholt, daughter; Stephanie Arndt, along with many other family and friends. He will truly be missed.
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James Clifford Gibbons

December 17, 1943 - February 27, 2016

James "Jim" Clifton Gibbons passed away on February 27, 2016. He was a loving son, husband and brother. After completing high school in McMinnville, TN he joined the Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. After leaving the Air Force he relocated to Tampa. He was the son of the late Bernard C. and Mary E. Gibbons. He is survived by his wife of 47 years , Shirley Gibbons; sister, Dorothy...
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Joshua Joel Pol , Jr

November 12, 2015 - February 25, 2016

Although our angel was only here for a short time, he left a very large impact on our lives. He is survived by his parents, Jessica Hayes and Joshua Pol, Sr. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Nuntiya Statler

November 18, 1947 - February 24, 2016

Statler, Nuntiya, 69, of Tampa, passed away on February 24, 2016. She is survived by her husband Likhit Promsakha. She was loved and will be dearly missed.
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Clarence Alexander Moore

August 27, 1963 - February 22, 2016

Moore, Clarence, 52 of Tampa, passed away on February 22, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Lucilla Moore. He is survived by his sister Lucille Moore, brother Michael Moore, and niece Michelle Lee Moore. He will be greatly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel. 813-835-4991.
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Long Thach

January 1, 1925 - February 22, 2016

Long Thach, 91 of Tampa, Florida passed away on February 22, 2016. He was born in China and has been a Tampa resident 30 years. He is survived by his loving family. He will truly be missed.
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Manuel J Ortiz

September 28, 1987 - February 20, 2016

Ortiz, Manuel "Macho", 28 of Tampa, passed away February 20, 2016. He moved here from New Haven, CT in 2004 and quickly made Tampa his home. He was known as "The Keeper" to his family and friends, and his legacy will live on as such in their hearts. Manuel, or Macho, as his family so lovingly called him, is preceded in death by his cousin, Adam Ortiz. He is survived by his parents, Rebecca and...
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John Sand

June 10, 1923 - February 17, 2016

Sand, John, 92, of Tampa, passed away February 17, 2016. He is survived by his daughter Charene. He was loved and will be dearly missed.
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Robert Cruit

February 15, 2016

Cruit, Robert, 73, of Tampa, passed away February 15, 2016. Robert served in the US Navy, which he entered right out of high school, and it landed him in San Diego, CA. Robert is preceded in death by his parents Bernard & Muriel Cruit; sisters Nancy, Jeannie, Irene and Pat. He is survived by his wife Nancy; nephews Al and Scott; great nieces Sarah, Stephanie and Elizabeth; and great nephew...
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Walter Wally Susalla

October 18, 1947 - February 13, 2016

Susalla, Walter, 68, of Tampa, passed away on February 13, 2016. He is survived by daughter Ericka Susalla. He was loved and will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Tampa Chapel. 813-835-4991
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Albert Cline

June 19, 1928 - February 6, 2016

Cline, Robert MD, of Tampa, passed away on February 6, 2016. He is survived by son Richard and daughter Janet. He will be missed. Brewer and Sons-Tampa is in charge of the arrangements. 813-835-4991.
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Donald George Haughton

June 7, 1934 - February 6, 2016

Haughton, Donald G., 81, of Tampa, passed away February 9, 2016. Donald George Haughton was born June 7th 1934 in Kingston Jamaica, Son of Alice Dowell and James Haughton. He received his education at Saint Anne's High School. Donald's profession in Jamaica was as an Auto Body Mechanic. In 1968 he migrated to New York where he continued his Auto Body profession through 1985 at which time he...
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Thomas John Franklin

February 9, 1931 - February 4, 2016

Franklin, Thomas John, 84 passed away February 4, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife Dora and two stepchildren; Alex and Andrea. He was loved and will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel, (813) 835-4991, are in charge of the arrangements.
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Jamie Sumner Anderson

April 14, 1927 - January 30, 2016

Anderson, Jamie Sumner, 88 years young, passed away January 30, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, T. Emmett Anderson, Jr, son, T. Emmett Anderson III, brother William E. Sumner, and sister Jeanie Withers. Jamie is the daughter of Henry Lawrence and Mary Florrie Sumner. She was born in Live Oak, FL and moved to Tampa as a child. She moved to Hendersonville, NC in 2014. Jamie...
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Leymir Hernández Lemus

July 12, 1976 - January 28, 2016

Leymir Hernandez Lemus 39, passed away on Jan 28, 16. She is survived by her loving Mother; Hilda I Lemus, daughters; Sara Izquierdo Hernandez, Maria Alejendra Perez, and fiance; Dieter Leon Moza, rest of family and friends.
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Billy G. Wingrove

November 18, 1935 - January 21, 2016

Billy G. Wingrove, 80, of Tampa, passed away on January 21, 2016. He was born in Cresap, WV on November 18, 1935 to Encil and Delphia Wingrove. He moved to Tampa from Hawaii 43 years ago. He retired from the US Air Force after 20 years, and served in various missions around the world, in Africa, Vietnam, and Apollo Moon Mission recovery support team. He is preceded in death by a brother...
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Col. Roderick William Lyman, USAF Ret.

September 28, 1939 - January 14, 2016

Lyman, Roderick W., Col. USAF Ret., 76, of Fredericksburg, VA/Tampa, passed away January 14, 2016 at Tampa General Hospital. Roderick was born in Hibbing, MN to Rod and Jessie Lyman. He joined the Air Force in 1959 and retired after 26 years of service as a Colonel. He went on to work at Ravin Inc. as a Government consultant, from which he also retired; as well as Prince of Peace Lutheran...
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Jane Edith Voelker

April 27, 1924 - January 13, 2016

Voelker, Jane Edith, 91 of Tampa, passed away January 13, 2016. She was loved and will be dearly missed.
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Leola Marguerite DeArmond Burnham

April 16, 1918 - December 31, 2015

Leola Marguerite (DeArmond) Burnham, 97, of Tampa passed quietly and peacefully on December 31, 2015. Leola was born April 16, 1918 to John O. DeArmond and Esther May (Brown) DeArmond on her family's farm in Bradley County, AR. She had three sisters, Lucille DeArmond; Clara Bernice (DeArmond) Lawson; Ruby Atheleen (DeArmond) Holland and two brothers, Robert Levi DeArmond and Hollis Turner...
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Celso Casanueva

February 26, 1927 - December 27, 2015

Celso Casanueva, 88, of Macon, Ga. passed away December 27, 2015 at Coliseum Northside Hospital Macon, Ga. He was born on February 26,1927 in Tampa, Fl., to Calixto Casanueva and Argentina Caraballo Casanueva. Mr. Casanueva is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rose F. Casanueva; son, Judge Darryl C. Casanueva, Second District Court of Appeal(Florida); daughter, Diane Elliott Ph.D., Associate...
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Jerry Anderson

October 5, 1946 - December 19, 2015

Anderson, Jerry L., of Tampa, passed away December 19, 2015. He was Methodist by faith. Jerry retired from the U.S. Army as a Sgt. Major, after 30 years, having served in twice in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kim Anderson; a son, Carlo Anderson of Washington DC; twin brother, Gary Anderson of Washington DC; a sister, Joan Edelin of Virginia; grandchild Jayland Anderson;...
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Conan Clerkley

December 19, 1971 - December 15, 2015

Clerkley, Conan, 43, of Tampa, passed away on Dec. 15, 2015. He was hard working, courteous, and a kind and gentle man. He worked at Best Buy as loss prevention and worked nights as a bouncer at Jackson's Bistro. He is survived by his mother Terri Clerkley; uncles; Christopher Clerkley, Stanley Clerkley, Sterling Clerkley, Keith Clerkley, and Richard Monroe; aunt Janice Clerkley; brother, Cameron...
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Jose Rafael Garcia

December 11, 1968 - December 14, 2015

Garcia, Jose R., 47, of Tampa, passed away Dec. 14, 2015. He is preceded in death by his father, Jose Garcia-Lozano.He is survived by his mother, Norma Velazquez-Garcia; stepfather, Juan Asencio; aunts, Carmen M. Velazquez, Irma E. Velazquez, Hilda Velazquez; sisters, Omayra Montanez, Brenda Montanez (Eliot); nephew, JohnMercado; niece, Jayleen Irizary; his long-time girlfriend,Janean Gottus; and...
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Ronald Clyde Eldred

April 4, 1947 - December 7, 2015

Eldred, Ronald, 68, of Tampa, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015. Ronald was born April 4, 1947, in Honesdale, PA., to Roland and Gloria Eldred. He was a loved father, brother and friend. He is an honored Veteran who served as a Paratrooper in the Vietnam War, 173rd Airborne Brigade Special Forces. Ronald was a leader and strong business man, he was Vice President of Bally Total Fitness for...
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James E. Rosen

February 14, 1922 - December 1, 2015

James E. Rosen 93, of Tampa FL, passed away on December 1, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife Beryl, 1 sister, 3 children, 3 grandchildren, 5 great children and rest of family and friends.
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Esther Parker

July 29, 1924 - November 30, 2015

Parker, Esther, 91 of Tampa, passed away on Nov 30, 2015. She began her career in Pan American Airlines and went on to work for Standard Oil of New Jersey, later known as Exxon. She retired from Exxon and dedicated her life to her husband and family. Esther is preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Thomas Parker. She is survived by her brothers, Edward Martinez & Neri Martinez;...
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Thomas Bogsch

November 28, 2015

Thomas Bogsch 56, passed away at home on November 28,2015. He was born in Philadelphia and moved here for being in the Air Force. He is survived by his loving family and friends
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Isabella Reichard

July 27, 1931 - November 25, 2015

Reichard, Isabella, 84 of Tampa, passed away on November 25, 2015. She was born in Waterford, Ireland to Thomas and Christina Reichard. She is survived by brother Noel, and many nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
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James "Jay" Earl Donaldson

January 18, 1962 - November 18, 2015

DONALDSON, James Earl "Jay" 53, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 18, 2015, after more than a decade of valiantly fighting cancer. Jay left far too early. He was an amazing husband, father, and son. Surviving Jay is his loving wife of nearly 25 years, Lisa Loy Donaldson; his three amazing sons, Reid, Drew, and Miles; his mother, Dee Thaxton; stepfather, Bill Thaxton; father, Earl Donaldson; his brother,...
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Linda C. Thompson

February 17, 1947 - November 17, 2015

Linda C. Thompson, 68, of Tampa, passed away November 17, 2015. Linda was born in Birmingham, Al on February 17, 1947 to Joe and Edna Cobb. Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Cobb. She is survived by her daughter, Tami Jones(Leonard Mistich); son, Blake Thompson, DMD.; daughter-in-law, Tammy Thompson; grandchildren, Raegan Thompson and Cooper Thompson; father, Joe Cobb; and sisters...
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Roselyn Kitty Corbitt

November 11, 1946 - November 17, 2015

Corbitt, Roselyn, 69, of Tampa, passed away November 17, 2015. Roselyn was born in Jacksonville, Fl to Dougles and Freida Corbitt. Roselyn enjoyed Bird watching. She married the love of her life, Larry on June 26th, 1965 and he survives her. Other survivors are her daughter Lee Ann Hensley (Chris); grandson Trae Feyes, and many other family and friends. She was loved and will be dearly missed. A...
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Rose Piniella Torres

July 16, 1920 - October 29, 2015

Torres, Rose Piniella, 95, of Tampa passed away October 29, 2015. A Tampa native, Rose was preceded in death by her husband Manuel Torres Jr.;daughter Belinda Godwin;brothers Louis Piniella Sr. and his wife Margaret and Victor Piniella.She is survived by daughter Carmen Spoto and son Anthony Torres;grandson Gary Albano Jr.; nephews, Lou Piniella Jr.(Anita) and Joseph Piniella; and niece Gloria...
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Cynthia Hughes

August 28, 1955 - October 29, 2015

Hughes, Cynthia Faye, 60, of Tampa, passed away October 29, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. Cynthia loved surfing when she was younger, and she loved babysitting children. She was preceded in death by her father William Hrapchak.Cynthia is survived by her husband Jim Cross;a daughter,Shannon (Ryan); sons Mark (Michelle) and Jimmy; grandchildren, Kiersten, Mark, Matt and Mike, mother Eva...
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Norman Banaszak

May 6, 1945 - October 28, 2015

Banaszak, Norman "Norm", 70, of Tampa, passed away on October 28, 2015. Norman was born May 6, 1945, in Buffalo, NY, to Casimer and Anna Banaszak. Norm served in the US Air Force and retired from Unisys Corp. of Tampa. He enjoyed working at the Woodworking Club of Tampa making toys for children and burial urns for veterans. He is survived by his loving wife Christine; sisters Theresa Lisowski...
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Francis Dozier

December 20, 1929 - October 27, 2015

Dozier, Francis Edwin, 85, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Oct. 27, 2015. Born in Brunswick, Ga., Frank was a Tampa resident for 60 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Fernanda; daughters Janice Pratt (Jon) of Maitland, Fla. and Nancye Hatcher (Richard); granddaughters Paula Pratt (Dominick Conti), Lindsay Hatcher and Allison Hatcher; and great grandchildren Michael Conti and...
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Ruth Barbara Skiff

March 21, 1925 - October 19, 2015

Skiff, Ruth Barbara, 90, of Pinellas Park, passed away peacefully Oct. 19, 2015.. Ruth was a member of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA), and an avid quilter. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Matilda Skiff; and brother Jack Skiff of St Petersburg, FL. She is survived by her brother, Ron and wife, Linda of North Carolina; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Skiff of St...
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Carole W Holley

May 19, 1942 - October 11, 2015

Holley, Carole, 73, of Lakeland, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2015. Carole was born May 19, 1942, in St. Louis, MS, to Donald and Edna Walters. She was married to the love of her life, Joseph Holley, whom preceded her in death. She was a great mother, teacher and nurse who touched many lives. She is survived by sons Brice (Barbara); Kyle (Chrissie); grandchildren, Jocelyn, Haleigh, Anthony,...
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Ruth DeLand Anderson

December 19, 1927 - October 3, 2015

Anderson, Ruth D., 87, of Tampa, passed away on October 3, 2015. She was Holistic healer, personal massage therapist, and spiritual wise woman for over 31 years. She was owner and partner at Hyde Park Wellness. She was loved and cherished by all those she touched. Ruth is survived by her son Gregory Anderson (Jeanine) of Sarasota; granddaughter Dawn Robillard (Bill); grandsons Dustin Anderson ...
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Christopher Roman Rector

April 27, 1971 - September 30, 2015

Christopher Roman Rector - father, husband, son, attorney and caretaker of lost and not so lost souls - passed away in Tampa, Florida on September 30, 2015. He was 44 years old. By his family and many friends, Roman will be remembered for his generosity, his smarts, his southern charms, his outrageous humor, his powers of persuasion, and above all, for his love of son Aidan. Roman had a...
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Carolyn Wilder

November 20, 1940 - September 21, 2015

Wilder, Carolyn, 74, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2015. She will be missed.
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Carlos Juan Garcia

October 28, 1977 - September 19, 2015

Carlos Juan Garcia, 37, of Tampa, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015. The son of who was a mother and father to him, Providencia Garcia. He was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on October 28, 1977. Carlos was employed with Positive Pool Services for over ten years. He was Seventh Day Adventist by faith and the Adventurer Club lived in his heart. Carlos was a man of many talents but his art...
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Joan Faus

December 25, 1916 - September 19, 2015

Faus, Joan, 98, of Tampa, passed away on September, 19 2015. She was born December 25, 1916 in NYC. She preceded in death by her beloved husband, John W Faus. She greatly enjoyed oil painting, embroidery, was an avid golf player and an expert Bridge player She is survived by her two daughters; Gale Boston of Tampa, FL, and Jill Hawley of Pittsburgh, PA. She was loved and will be dearly missed.
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Encarnacion Melendez

May 10, 1937 - September 19, 2015

Melendez, Encarnacion, 78, of Tampa, passed away September 19, 2015. Born in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, she moved here 23 years ago from Caguas. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Modesto Candelario. She is survived by her children; David (Ana) of Boston, Diego(Mayra) of Dorado, Nancy(Diego) of Tampa, Jimmy of Buffalo, Eddie(Wanda) of Corazal, and Modesto(Lucy) of Buffalo; three...
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Grace A French

July 23, 1918 - September 16, 2015

French, Grace A., 97, of Tampa, "Beloved Grandma" slipped away peacefully at home Wednesday, September 16. She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Charles E. (Chuck) French, daughter-in-law Betty M. French, and granddaughter, Deborah Dayton. She is survived by loving children, her daughter, Jacqueline French Clark, and son, Robert C. French. Grandchildren: Michael J. Ferrell (Kelly)...
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John A. Meisenbach

April 29, 1947 - September 11, 2015

John Meisenbach, 68, passed away September 11, 2015. He was born on April 29, 1947 in Peru, Illinois the son of Wilson and Helen (Sekjak) Meisenbach. John served on the 589th Air Force Band in Amarillo, Texas. He worked as a printer in Tampa before entering the ministry in 1976, where he served as Pastor at Palma Ceia Christian Church (which later merged with Westshore Christian Church) for...
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Wayne Rutland

December 30, 1944 - September 1, 2015

Rutland, Wayne, 70, of Tampa, passed away September 1, 2015. He was born in Birmingham, AL and moved here 24 years ago from Texas. Wayne served in the US Army for 20 years, 18 of which were in Special Forces and ultimately retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer3. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, Gun Owners of America, ABATE, SCV, FOMA, and SFA. He loved motorcycles, sailing, hunting and his...
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Paul M Cawthon

September 3, 1955 - August 31, 2015

Cawthon, Paul M., 60 of Tampa passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Moira Cawthon and is survived by, son Christian Cawthon, daughter, Marissa Cawthon, sister Marsha (Ed) Funk, and brothers Jim (Connie) Cawthon and Bruce (Suzanne) Cawthon. A Celebration of Life will be held on September 19th at 1 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist...
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Mary Nell Tyler

May 24, 1933 - August 20, 2015

Mary Nell Tyler passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, August 20th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Luther and Eleanor Galloway, her adoptive parents Leonard and Mary Morgan and her loving husband of 57 years James Tyler. She had four sisters, Lena Whidden (deceased), Irene Burkett, and Linda Gould. She was a devoted homemaker who raised four children, Tandra Tyler-Wood ...
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Leroy Glenn Dorsey

August 31, 1940 - August 5, 2015

Dorsey, Leroy Glenn, 74, of Tampa passed away August 5, 2015. Leroy was a US Army Veteran. He retired from GTE, where he was a member of the IBEW Union. He was preceded in death by his parents Leroy and Gladys Dorsey. He is survived by his sister Anna; brother John; niece Rachel; one aunt and several cousins. He was loved and will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home Tampa is in charge...
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Lun Ju Wei

April 21, 1927 - August 4, 2015

Our dear dad, Lun Ju Wei, passed away peacefully on august 4th 2015. He was born in Hinchu City, taiwan. on April 21st, 1927. Our father graduated from National Taiwanese University as a valedictorian in his mechanical engineer class. He went on to pursue his Masters degree in United States at Kansas State University. Lun Ju met my mother Guey Jen in Taipei Taiwan and got married in 1954....
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Charlie Lynwood Simmons

June 2, 1932 - July 27, 2015

Simmons, Charlie, 83, of Lutz, since 1959, went home to be with our Lord, July 27, 2015. Born June 2, 1932 to Sherman and Blanche Simmons in Eagle Rock, VA, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley; his daughter, Susan and son-in-law, Michael Patton; grandson, Anthony, all of Lutz,. He is also survived by brother Robert "Bob" and his wife, Ogrete; nephew, Keith;...
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James H. Butler

March 17, 1938 - July 25, 2015

Butler, James H, 77, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away on July 25, 2015. James recently moved to the Tampa Bay area before his passing. James was born in Detroit, MI, on March 17, 1938 to John and Joanna Butler. James, a US Army veteran, was Methodist by faith, and an avid coin collector who enjoyed watching John Wayne movies as well as old military movies. He also loved the beach and the ocean....
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Rosalie B Sherwinsky

January 20, 1928 - July 23, 2015

Sherwinsky, Rosalie B., 87, of Tampa, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Tampa. Rosalie was born January 20, 1928, in Pittston, PA, to Zenon Bartush and Margaret (Paltanavage) Bartush. She was a homemaker, and she loved to take care of her family. Mrs. Sherwinsky was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Tampa. She enjoyed playing cards, shopping and travel. Rosalie...
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Theodore Thomas Uhle

July 16, 1923 - July 23, 2015

Theodore Thomas Uhle, 92, of Riverview passed away July 23, 2015. He was born in Northhampton, Pennsylvania. His wishes will be followed through to be laid to rest next to his wife at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.
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Ronald Dollar

July 22, 1957 - July 23, 2015

Ronald Dollar, 58 of Clearwater passed away July 23, 2015. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Dollar of Clearwater, parents, Beverly Dollar of Clearwater Beach, Florida, Thomas Dollar of Santa Fe, New Mexico, grandmother, Claire Whalen of Clearwater Beach, sister, Lynne Dollar of Atlanta, Georgia, brother, Brett Dollar of McFarland, Wisconsin, children, Amber Dollar of Port St. Lucie, Florida,...
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Lovie G. Epling

March 25, 1926 - July 21, 2015

Lovie G. Epling, 89 of Largo passed away July 21, 2015. She is survived by her loving family and friends.
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Alberto Lara Hernandez, Jr

April 8, 1932 - July 18, 2015

Hernandez, Alberto L., Jr., 83, of Tampa, passed away on Saturday, July18, 2015, in Tampa. Alberto was born April 8, 1932, in Terlingua, TX, to Alberto O. Hernandez, Sr., and Mauricia (Lara) Hernandez Mr. Hernandez served in the US Army, but finished his career in the military by retiring with the US Air Force. He is survived by his daughter Tina A. Hernandez. His son in law Idris F....
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Joyce M Lydecker-Hunter

June 6, 1937 - July 13, 2015

Joyce M. Lydecker Hunter was 78 when she passed away on July 13, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida. Joyce was born on June 6, 1937 in Lake George, New York to Stewart and Louise Langworthy. Her heart was her family and Baptist her faith. Her passion was stock car racing where she received 30 plus trophies in the 60s and was a spokesperson when it came to representing women in the local racing...
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Charles Earnest Helfrich, (M/Sgt USAF RET)

June 25, 1932 - July 13, 2015

Charles (Chuck) Earnest Helfrich - (M/Sgt. U.S.A.F. Retired) - Born June 25, 1932 in Washington, DC & predeceased by his parents, Herman Andrew Helfrich (M/Sgt. U. S. Army Retired) & Mary Elizabeth (McCoy) Helfrich, passed away on July 13, 2015. Upon the conclusion of WWII, Chuck traveled as a military dependent, to Germany. Upon his return to the U.S., Chuck graduated from Taylor Allderdice...
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Raymond Wilson Kepple

June 3, 1942 - July 12, 2015

Kepple, Raymond, 73, passed away in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, July 12, 2015. He was a loving husband and father. Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Adrin Kepple, their 6 children, 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and brother Clyde Kepple. The family will receive visitors in their home, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa...
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Violet Louise Tylisz

August 20, 1931 - July 10, 2015

Tylisz, Violet Louise, 83, of Tampa, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015, in Temple Terrace. Violet was born August 20, 1931, in Clarksburg, WV, to Okey Scott Starkey and Lillie Mae (Oldaker) Starkey. She was a homemaker. Violet enjoyed the Red Hat Society, dancing, reading and spending time with her family. Survivors include Gail Corcoran (Pat), Cheryl Robinette (Steve), Joseph T....
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Mary Frances Eubanks Grisham

February 3, 1934 - July 5, 2015

Mary Frances "Frankie" Eubanks Grisham, Tampa, Florida, 81, passed away peacefully into the arms of God on Sunday, 5 July 2015, surrounded by her family and the gentle hands of LifePath Hospice at the home of her son and daughter, John and Kaye Sass with whom she lived for the last eleven years. A former resident of Athens, AL and Ladson, SC, Frankie was a kind, compassionate, and caring woman...
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Kathryn L McFillen

January 20, 1942 - June 29, 2015

McFillen, Kathryn, 73, of Tampa, passed away on June 29, 2015. She is survived by her husband Herman; son Mark; granddaughter Trinity; grandson Luke, her sisters; Twyla Sharp of Oklahoma City and Karen Sparks of Choctaw. She will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Linda Ann Spence

October 24, 1944 - June 28, 2015

Spence, Linda Ann, 70, of Tampa, passed away on June 28, 2015. Linda is survived by her son, Brian Spence. She was loved and will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Jean S Pyle-Herold

August 18, 1921 - June 27, 2015

Pyle-Herold, Jean, 93, of Tampa, passed away on June 27, 2015. She is survived by her daughters; Nancy Workman and Ruth Sullivan. She will be greatly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Howard Mayhew

June 24, 2015

Mayhew Howard C., 88, died at his home in Sun City Center June 24, 2015. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Janet, three children James (Colleen) Mayhew, Karen (John) Cucinotta, Barbara Mayhew, seven grandchildren and four great grandsons. Donations may be made to The American Heart Association.
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James Odom

March 28, 1925 - June 24, 2015

Odom, James, of Tampa, formerly of Allendale, SC; After a courageous battle with lung cancer, James passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Maggie (McMillian) Odom; siblings, Lucille, Elizabeth and Sophie; wives, Annie Edwards (1945) and Antoinette Smith Odom (1971); sons, Charles Preston and Jimmy Odom, Jr. Survived by his...
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Yolanda Suarez

December 25, 1936 - June 20, 2015

Yolanda Suarez, 78, of Tampa, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Tampa. Survivors include five children, Patricia Rickey, Laura Penaherrera, Rosario Espinoza, Cecilia E. Brooks, Luis F. Sarmiento, 11 grandchildren, and many other loving family and friends. Family and friends are invited to gather from 4-7pm on Thursday, June 25, at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home Tampa Chapel, 3328 S Dale...
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Joe O Erni

October 6, 1921 - June 18, 2015

Erni, Joe, 93, passed away peacefully on June 18, in Sun City Center. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth. He was loved and will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home- Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Lydia Ann Loveless Renninger

April 10, 1938 - June 15, 2015

RENNINGER, Lydia Ann Loveless, was born April 10, 1938 to Leland E and Grace Morris Loveless. She grew up on a farm in Northwestern Township near Palmyra, IL with two brothers, Richard Leland Loveless and James Robert Loveless, and five sisters, Ruth Elizabeth Madison (Lester), Peggy Joyce Loveless, Margaret Claussen (Jerry), Carol Jean Solomon (Vernon) and Junia Kay Loveless. Ann attended...
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Irma Jean Dickerhoof

June 13, 2015

Irma Jean Dickerhoof, 92, of St. Petersburg, FL. went home to be with the Lord Saturday June 13, 2015. She was born in Seymour, IN and came to the Tampa Bay area 42 years ago. She was predeceased by her parents Alfred & Mary Moren, her husband Wilford Dickerhoof, a son David Dickerhoof and his wife Terri, grandson James Dickerhoof, and five of her siblings. She is survived by sister June...
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Robert Leonard Ernest

July 5, 1923 - June 9, 2015

Robert Leonard Ernest, 91, of Clearwater, FL passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Born in Washington, DC, he was a lifetime member of the Church of the Nazarene. Bob also lived in Virginia Beach, VA for many years. He worked for 40 years at the C&P Telephone Company in DC. Besides loving the Lord and his family, he was passionate about playing softball. Robert is survived by his four...
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Arno Murekas

May 14, 1929 - June 4, 2015

Murekas, Arno, 86, of Tampa, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Tampa. Arno was born May 14, 1929, in Saaremaa, Estonia, to Jaan and Sofia (nee Käo) Murekas. He was a landscaper for most of his life, even having a family business with his father at one time. Arno was an avid reader of historical works about his beloved country of Estonia, which he was forced to leave in 1944...
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Ivan Michael Valentin

January 24, 1987 - June 4, 2015

Valentin, Ivan Michael, 28, of Tampa, passed away June, 4. He was the miracle in our home. A true fighter who has beat all odds. "Our Superman." May he rest in peace. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Nelly, and nephew Oliver. He is survived by his parents, Nelida and Felix; grandmother Aida; siblings; Tiffany(David), Cristelle (Andrew), Jayce (Megan); niece and nephew Olive and Jaxin;...
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Cynthia Marie Scaglione

May 31, 2015

Cynthia "Cindy" Marie Scaglione, age 59, a native of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 31st. She graduated with high honors from USF in 1977 with a degree in Anthropology. Cindy went on to study law and graduated first in her class at St. Mary's University School of Law in 1980. She was a Federal Law Clerk 1980 – 1981, Federal Public Defender and Trial Attorney in 1981, Texas...
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Virginia B Price, (USN, NC Ret.)

December 13, 1930 - May 13, 2015

Price, Virginia Boyce, 84, of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Virginia was born December 13, 1930, in McPherson, Kansas to Marvin and Edna Boyce. She was a graduate from the University of Arizona, with a BS in Nursing. Ginger served in the USAF, NC and served at Cam Ranh Bay AB, Vietnam, then transferred to the US Navy, NC, and retired from the Navy after 20 years of military...
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Justin Carlos Yambo

April 28, 1987 - May 9, 2015

Justine Carlos Yambo, 28, passed away May 9, 2015. He is survived by his loving family. Gathering will be held Thursday, May 14 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at 3328 S. Dale Marby. Celebration of Life will begin at 7:00pm at the Brewer Chapel.
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Gretta Snead

May 17, 1933 - May 6, 2015

Snead, Gretta J, 81, of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Bayshore Point Nursing & Rehabilitation in Tampa. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Friends and family are invited to gather from 5-7pm on Tuesday, May 12, at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home Tampa Chapel, 3328 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa 33629, with gravesite service for Mrs. Snead to be held at 10am on Wednesday at...
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David Jacob Gonzalez

June 13, 1994 - May 5, 2015

Gonzalez, David Jacob "Jake", entered eternity peacefully at home Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Tampa, Florida. Jake was born June 13, 1994, in Tampa, Florida to David and Meghan Gonzalez. Although considered non verbal, he spoke volumes to many through his gentle, wise and sincere spirit. Jake's greatest joy was spending time with his family which was evident through the unbreakable bond between his...
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Philip Luner

June 1, 1925 - May 3, 2015

Luner, Philip, 89, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Tampa. Philip was born June 1, 1925, in Vilna, Poland, to Samuel Luner and Sonia (Rudomin) Luner. In 1928 he emigrated with his family to Canada and was educated in Montreal where he received his B.Sc. from Loyola College (now Concordia University) in 1947 and later a Ph.D. in Chemistry from McGill University in 1951. After...
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Jane Caroline Chesson

July 9, 1921 - May 2, 2015

She moved to Tampa in 1946 with her husband, James Andrew Chesson, Jr. and was a loving homemaker. Jane volunteered at Tampa General Hospital for over 20 years. She was one of the founding members of St. Mary's Episcopal Church where she was very active in the Altar Guild, Vestry, Diocesan functions; St. Helena's Guild and Daughters of the King. Later in life she became an active member of The...
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Rhenky Beltre

March 20, 1983 - May 2, 2015

Beltre, Rhenky L, 32, of Tampa, passed away on May 2, 2015, in Tampa. Rhenky was born March 20, 1983, in Brooklyn, NY, to Nelson Beltre and Hilda (Collado) Beltre. He worked as a customer service representative in the telecommunications field. Rhenky enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, and riding on his motorcycle. Survivors include his son William Beltre and brothers...
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Donald B. Holt

September 23, 1941 - May 2, 2015

Donald B. Holt, 73, of Tampa, originally of Dyersburg, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, May 2. He was the only son of the late Ben and Margaret (Parmenter) Holt. Donny, as he was better known to his friends, joined the United States Air Force in 1962, and he devoted over 22 years of his life to military service. In the Air Force, he worked in several different fields, from radio management to...
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Roland Joseph Morin

January 16, 1924 - April 24, 2015

Morin, Roland Joseph, CMST, USAF, Retired, 91, passed away peacefully at home with family Friday April 24th. Roland was born in January 1924 in Northbridge, MA. Roland spent 32 years on active duty, starting with the Army Air Core in 1942 and then the USAF as of 1947. He was a veteran or WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam. He was a Flight Engineer and Crew Chief on many different aircraft starting...
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Phyllis P Pyburn

June 1, 1918 - April 16, 2015

Pyburn, Phyllis, 96 of Tampa, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2014 at Tampa General Hospital after a very short stay. Phyllis was born in Miami on June 1, 1918 and raised in Jacksonville. She married Earle W. Pyburn upon his return from WWII and moved to Tampa in 1945. Phyllis graduated from Florida State College for Women and worked as a civilian at Camp Blanding during the war. She worked...
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Michael John Woodford

December 18, 1990 - April 14, 2015

Woodford, Michael, 24, of Tampa, passed away on April 14, 2015. He is survived by loving family and friends. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday April 18, 2015, 1pm at Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, Tampa Chapel.
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Marjorie L. Saxton

September 13, 1934 - April 10, 2015

Marjorie L. Saxton 80, of Lutz, passed away on April 10, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Ray and loving family.
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Cristina Fana Valerio

December 28, 1938 - April 6, 2015

Valerio, Cristina Fana, 76 passed away peacefully in her home on April 6, 2015. She was a very strong woman, migrating here from the Dominican Republic, Cristina made Florida her home. She made an honest living as a seamstress to raise her children. She was a loving, caring woman with a very strong character. Cristina is preceded in death by her son Jose. She is survived by her children, Ramon ,...
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