Brewer and Sons Funeral Homes

Brewer & Sons has had the privilege of celebrating lives in the West Central Florida area since 1965. Family-owned since our inception, what began as a single location in Brooksville, FL now includes seven convenient locations throughout West Central Florida.

All of the staff at Brewer & Sons believe it is an honor to serve your family, and we strive to exceed your expectations every day. We offer unparalleled service, a highly trained staff, comfortable facilities and a continuing awareness of community needs and changes. Our well-respected business provides all services including commemorative ceremonies, a full range of memorial and cremation services, cemetery options, a unique continuing care program that extends beyond the ceremonies, and complete prearrangement services. Thank you for considering Brewer & Sons, we truly appreciate your trust.


Our Obituaries

Lavinia McMaster Wade

March 2, 1928 - September 10, 2014

Lavinia, 86, passed away September 10, 2014. She was the daughter of Richard and Irene McMaster and the Grand-daughter of Alice and James Jones and Blanche and Riley McMaster. Education: Roosevelt Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Junior High, HB Plant High School, FSU BS in Elementary Education, University of Tampa Master's in Administration and Supervision. Survived by her children Charles Wade,...
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Caroline Gay Nuwati McMaster

June 5, 1958 - September 9, 2014

Caroline Gay, 56, passed away September 9, 2014. She was a native of Tampa, Florida, attended H.B. Plant High School, Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Special Education and two areas of certification. She began her career at Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) located on the USF campus, continued at Coleman...
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Bessie E Paloumpis

October 17, 1930 - September 8, 2014

83 of Tampa passed peacefully on September 8, 2014. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 56 years Andreas and daughter Andrea. She is survived by sons Tom and his wife Jenny, Evan and wife Linda Paloumpis, brother Tom Jolas (Iowa) and 3 grandchildren, Michelle, Andy and Laura. She loved spending time with family and friends and also spent time as a Red Cross Lifeguard. She was loved...
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Cecilia "Ceil" Sullivan (Fette)

September 25, 1926 - September 2, 2014

Ceil Sullivan, 87, of St. Petersburg, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Pacifica Senior Living at Creekside in Pensacola. She was born in Tampa, and a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. She met the love of her life "Sully" while working at the Third Air Force Headquarters in Tampa during WWII. They later married June 22, 1946 and traveled to...
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Dorothy A. Nichols

September 28, 1922 - August 30, 2014

of Tampa passed peacefully at hospice on August 30, 2014. She is preceded in death by her sister Ruth Nichols Alfieri. She is survived by nephews Wayne Alfieri (Clearwater), Peter Alfieri (Tampa), and Paul Allen Alfieri (Alexandria, VA) as well as loving family and friends.
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Irvin Hart Chalfant

May 31, 1921 - August 21, 2014

Moved to Tampa this past month to be with his family from Anderson, Indiana. Originally born in Indianapolis, Indiana he will be greatly missed by both friends and family alike.
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Robert "Bob" Lloyd Milam

November 15, 1944 - August 8, 2014

Robert "Bob" Lloyd Milam, Sr., age 69 of Tampa, passed away August 8, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and came here 50 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas. He is predeceased by his father, Robert Luther Milam and his wife Francis and his mother, Freda Mae Russell and her husband Lloyd. He served in the United States Army. Robert was Vice...
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Joan Lorraine Goldsmith

August 26, 1927 - August 4, 2014

Joan Lorraine Goldsmith, 86, a devout Christian, an amazing mother, sister, aunt, phenomenal grandmother, incredible great-grandmother, enthusiastic teacher, and true friend to all she met, entered into her heavenly rest on August 4, 2014 after a brave fight with cancer. Jo's greatest achievements have been in the lives of her family, she loved them deeply and was devoted to her children,...
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Eloisa Akers

April 28, 1929 - August 3, 2014

Eloisa Akers, 85, of Tampa, born in Fajardo, PR passed away on August 3, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, abuela and friend. Predeceased by her husband Jasper "Red" Akers and her brother Luis Murphy. Survived by daughters Wendy Akers-Ghose (Anjan) of CA, and Linelle Akers-Ucar (Ozkan) of Tampa, grandchildren Amar Luis Ghose and Priya Lal Ghose, and brother Rodolfo "Fito" Murphy (Nivia)....
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Peter J. Barone

February 14, 1936 - July 26, 2014

of Tampa passed away July 26, 2014 at his home under the loving care of his family, friends and Lifepath Hospice, Burgundy Team. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and came to Tampa in 1966. Peter retired with GTE in Tampa. He enjoyed fishing, boating, dancing, classic cars his beloved cats and electric trains. He was a member of the Italian Club and Moose Lodge. He was a loving husband, father...
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Ruth Gross

November 22, 1920 - July 26, 2014

of Tampa passed at hospice on July 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 20 years, Lyle A. Gross (USAF) and sister Shirley Bryant . She is survived by daughter Gloria Goodman along with 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Interment will be at The Pyramid Crypts at Woodlawn Cemetery in Tampa.
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Tina Marie Young

June 21, 1969 - July 23, 2014

Tina Marie Young (Herndon/Sheehan), 45, of Seffner passed away peacefully at home on July 23, 2014. She was born June 21, 1969 to parents Robert and Carol Young in Massachusetts. She enjoyed life and loved to laugh and dearly loved her family. She is survived by her loving fiancé of 6 years, Glen Thayer; children, Henry Dean Herndon Jr., Randy Logan Herndon (Keri), Travis Justin Herndon, Noah...
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Harold John Reed

October 26, 1926 - July 23, 2014

entered Heavenly rest on July 23. Born October 26, 1926 in Weissport, PA, he was the son of the late Jabez and Miriam Webster Reed. Mr. Reed graduated from Leighton (PA) High School and Tri State University (now Trine). He was employed by Colonial Air Lines, Pan American Airways and retired as a flight captain from Eastern Airlines. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara; three...
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Larry " Dave " Cresswell

March 28, 1952 - July 10, 2014

Larry "Dave" Cresswell 62, of Tampa, passed away on July 10, 2014. He was born in Monterey Bay, CA. He was a retired USAF Veteran who loved his family made people feel special and making people laugh and was quick witted. Larry is preceded in death by his sister in law, Becky Vifquain. He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda; daughters, Wendy Pellegrino of Dade City & Chrissy...
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Edward Whidden

October 17, 1930 - July 7, 2014

83, of Tampa, Florida went to be with his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ and his beloved wife Lena Ann on July 7, 2014. He spent over 20 years serving his country in the United States Air Force, retiring as a technical sergeant in 1971. His many years of service included the conflicts in Vietnam and Korea as well as numerous medals, honors and citations. Most notably he was awarded the Air Force...
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Dorothy M. David

July 7, 2014

88, of Tampa passed on July 7, 2014. She will be missed by her loving family and friends.
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Harry Borchers

July 1, 2014

Passed peacefully on July 1st at 81. He was formerly of Manhasset, NY. Devoted husband of Patricia Foss for 47 years. Beloved father of Laura, Amy (Michael), and Joseph (Christine). Doting grandfather to Kyle, Lynsey, Joseph and Patrick. He graduated from Pratt University with a degree in industrial design. After college, he was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers, helping to...
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Gertrude Weiss

June 26, 2014

Gertrude M. Weiss, 92, of Zephyrhills passed June 26, 2014. She is survived by and will be missed by loving family and friends.
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James Jim Webber

July 27, 1941 - June 24, 2014

James "Jim" Webber, 72, of Odessa passed away June 24, 2014 peacefully. Jim was born in Anderson, Indiana and moved to Tampa in 1953. A marketing and advertising professional, Jim owned Continental Marketing & Advertising. He enjoyed baseball, even playing professionally for a time with the Cincinnati Reds organization. Jim was also an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting & fishing. He is...
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Matthew P. McManus

March 4, 1959 - June 8, 2014

Matthew P. McManus, 55, of Tampa passed peacefully June 8, 2014. Matthew retired from Tampa General Hospital after spending his career as an anesthesia technician. He enjoyed camping with his family on the 5 acres, and spending time with his daughter and friends. He was predeceased by father James McManus and brother Martin McManus. He is survived by his daughter Melissa McManus, mother...
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Robert O. Coughlin

November 3, 1931 - May 20, 2014

Robert O. Coughlin, 82, of Tampa Florida passed away at Tampa General Hospital on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, with his family by his side. Bob was born in Austin, MN on November 3, 1931 to Charles and Florence (Sullivan) Coughlin. Bob was a veteran of the Korean War and retired from Delta Airlines after 36 years of service. After his retirement, he spent his time traveling with each of his...
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Judith Ellen Deem

November 18, 1941 - May 18, 2014

Judith Ellen Deem, 72, of Tampa passed peacefully at home on May 18, 2014. She was the widow of Donald K. Deem. Originally from Lakewood, Ohio, she moved to the Tampa Bay area 14 years ago. She worked for many years as a waitress and loved working with people. Ultimately, she retired after working in many different areas of customer service at the local Walmart in Lakeland. She had a genuine...
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William "Sonny" Spencer

October 13, 1937 - May 13, 2014

William "Sonny" Spencer, 76, of Ruskin, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his 3 daughters on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Born in Chicago, IL on October 13, 1937 to Agnes and Bill Spencer, the family soon moved to his true hometown of Ruskin, FL, where Sonny settled and lived a "big life". Sonny attended Ruskin Elementary and Wimauma High School where he played basketball and football....
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Josephine Ann Hanes

August 8, 1921 - May 11, 2014

Josephine Ann Hanes was born in Warnock, Ohio and moved to Tampa in 1948. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross at Memorial Hospital for over 26 years. She was a member of a number of organizations and social clubs including The Evergreen Garden Circle and the Friday Morning Musicale. She also attended music classes at the Barkesdale Center and was a member of Bayshore United...
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Ronald J. Helfrich

September 22, 1958 - May 6, 2014

Ronald (Ron) James Helfrich, 55, passed May 6, 2014. Ron was born at Whiteman AFB in Missouri on September 22, 1958. Ron is survived by his wife, Elise, together 30 years, children, Lauren and Michael, and parents, Chuck and Jackie (FL), 3 brothers, Bill (Yumi) (VA), Les (Jan) (AK), Paul (Ellen) (FL), 4 nieces and 1 nephew. Ron was in cub scouts, boy scouts and little league. He played the drums...
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Joan Ida Capellini

March 6, 1931 - April 28, 2014

Joan Ida Capellini, 83, of Tampa passed away April 28, 2014 in Dresden, Germany. She was born in Worcester, MA and later moved to Tampa in 1976 from Addison, Illinois. She is survived by her loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Douglas Wayne Vetromile

April 25, 2014

VETROMILE, Douglas Wayne 63, of Tampa, passed away on April 25, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Miami and attended North Miami High and Miami Dade Community College. He was a passionate horticulturist, applying his skills both professionally and personally; he was the owner of Aucilla River Real Estate Appraisals. Douglas was devoted to his family and predeceased by his...
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Bajnath Durjan

April 24, 2014

Bajnath Durjan 83, of Tampa passed Apr. 24. He is survived by his loving family. Gathering 4/29 4p-5p followed by funeral service from 5p-6p.
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George Chatfield

June 5, 1929 - April 23, 2014

George Raymond Chatfield, 84 died April 23,2014 in Tampa. Survivors wife Ann, sister Betty Louise Chatfield. Service to be announced in Bangor, Maine.
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Wayne H Embley

November 15, 1941 - April 22, 2014

Wayne H. Embley passed away on April 22, 2014 at the age of 72. He was born in Summerville, NJ to the late Ralph and Gladys Embley of Bound Brook, NJ. Wayne is a retired Master Sergeant of the united states Air Force. He is survived by his two sons, Scott Embley of Saylorsburg, PA and Lee Embley of Pheonix, AZ, three grandchildren, Jordan Smickle, Saige Embley, and Jaina Embley. Also, sisters...
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Sarah Ellen Holden

November 4, 1920 - April 13, 2014

Sarah E. Holden, 93, of Tampa passed away on April 13, 2014 at South Tampa Health and Rehab. She was born in Monongahela, PA and came here in 1962 from Pittsburgh, PA. She is survived by many friends who loved her dearly.
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Robert T. Heath

May 27, 1926 - April 6, 2014

Robert T. Heath, 87, of Tampa passed away April 6, 2014. Bob is survived by daughters Paula (husband Lamar) Karen, Wanda (husband Ben), son Victor (wife Jennie), granddaughters Robin Ward and Yvette Heath, grandson Robert Hardwick and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Theresa and two sons Rodney and Ronald. The ache will subside - the emptiness will remain – fortunately so...
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Malcolm Taaffe

September 8, 1957 - April 5, 2014

TAAFFE, MALCOLM GENE, 56, of Tampa, Florida, passed peacefully Saturday, April 5, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born September 8, 1957 in The Bronx, New York, Malcolm graduated from the Ohio State University where he was elected Student Government President. He went on to successful careers in investment banking, finance, and hotel property investment-management. Taaffe...
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Robert Medley

September 28, 1985 - April 5, 2014

Robert L. Medley 28, of Tampa FL, passed away April 5, 2014. He is survived by his Mother, Jean Cubero, Step-Father Dennis Cubero, Father Craig Medley, Step-Mother Nicole Medley, Brothers Nicholas Medley and Quincy Cubero, Sister-in-law Jenny Cubero, his nephew Oliver Cubero, paternal grandparents Curtis and Mary Ann Medley, maternal grandparents Richard and Marjorie Howard, and many loving...
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Joseph Anthony St John

December 19, 1912 - March 28, 2014

Joseph Anthony St. John,101, was born in Schenectady, N.Y., in 1912. He is the last to survive of six children of Concetta (Vergine) and Ralph St. John (San Giovanni) , he has been married to Frances Szalinga St. John. They have three children: Sons David of Lithia, FL, and Joseph of Nashville TN; and a daughter, Donna St. John of the Washington, DC area and now living in St. Petersburg, FL. They...
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Ronald D Pizzala

November 2, 1941 - March 22, 2014

Pizzala, Ronald D., 72 of Tampa passed away on March 22. He is survived by his wife Vicki, Son's John (Nelle) Kugler and Kristopher Pizzala, daughter Tia (Cody) Park, and Daughter in Law Tahara Pizzala, 5 grand children, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
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Dorothy Barbara

May 2, 1938 - March 22, 2014

Barbara, Dorothy Ann, 75, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was the second daughter to parents Raymond and Mary Smith. Eventually six more siblings would complete the family. Dorothy lived her early years in Lincoln and was frequently given the responsibility of caring for her younger siblings. She used to talk about playing under the grape arbors in the back yard, and using tooth picks to...
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Sandra May

July 12, 1960 - March 13, 2014

MAY, Sandra K, 53, of Tampa, FL, passed away on March 13, 2014 in Dunnellon, FL. Sandra K. May was born in Tampa, FL to Edna and Walter Sawyer on, 7/20/60. She married Derrick May on, 9/20/98. She graduated from Tampa Bay Technical High School. She worked as a Client Services Supervisor for ADP for 19 years. Sandra K. May is survived by her husband Derrick May, and sons Shane Wood, Christopher...
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Durward "Dee" Dawson

August 28, 1922 - March 13, 2014

DAWSON, Durward B. "Dee" 91, of Tampa passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Melech Hospice. He was born in Ft. Gay and came here in 1957 from Huntington WV. He was a member of Manhattan Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Dee was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served during WW II. He enjoyed travelling, birds, coin collecting and civil war history. He was predeceased by his first and...
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Lavonia Miriam Wisner

June 9, 1922 - March 11, 2014

Wisner, Lavonia Miriam, 91, of Tampa, passed away March 11,2014. Born Lavonia Shepard on a rural farm in Clio, AL, she was #8 of 9 children. She joined the war effort in 1942 and repaired plane equipment. She always dreamed of going to Hawaii and went by ship to work near Hickum Airfield where she met Army Air Corp Lt. John Wisner. Prior to meeting the handsome Lt., she cut out a picture of "The...
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Selma Mentkow

September 30, 1929 - February 28, 2014

Mentkow, Selma E., 84 of Sun City Center Died February 28, 2014. She is preceded in death by Her Husband of 60 years Joseph, her granddaughter Alaina, Brother Marvin Gottesman and Sister Evelyn Barrett. Selma is survived by Daughter Claudia Slue, son's Roy (Kelly) and William (Hillary) Mentkow, Grandchildren Rebecca and Brandon Slue and Rachel and Jordan Mentkow, Sisters, Roberta (Tommy) Connelly...
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Helen Guess Barron

April 20, 1937 - February 22, 2014

Barron, Helen Guess 76 of Tampa Passed away February 22, she was born in Stevenson, Alabama. Helen is preceded in death by her parents Foster and Girthel, and survived by her Daughters, Girthel B. (Wayne) Griffin and Doris (Jacob) Ewing and sons Claude M. (Joan) Hawes, and Gerald O. (Deborah) Barron, Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren, her brothers Sam and David Guess and ex husband...
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Curci Eddie Lewis, Jr

October 14, 1948 - February 19, 2014

Curci, Lewis E. Jr. (Eddie) 65 of Tampa Died February 19, 2014 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Port Tampa City. Eddie is predeceased by his parents Lewis and Dorothy Curci. He is survived by very close friends and residents of Manhattan Place. Eddie will be remembered for his love of cooking and sharing his fine southern cuisine with all. He is a graduate of Robinson High school.
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Dudley M Whitehill

February 16, 2014

Dudley Whitehill 82, passed away February 16 2014 in Tampa FL. He is survived by his sister, Anna Ruth Baldwin, niece, Cheryl Lynn (Joseph) Newton, 1 great niece, Sarah Newton, 1 great nephew, Phillip Stutz, and many loving family and friends.
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Doris Osterman

June 22, 1925 - February 11, 2014

Doris M. Osterman, 88, of Tampa, FL passed away February 11, 2014. She is survived by 5 daughters, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Her final resting place will be Detroit, MI. Donate to Lifepath Hospice in her memory.
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Sean Warren

February 17, 1960 - February 9, 2014

Sean A. Warren 53, passed away February 9, 2014. He is survived by his wife Karen, mother; Mary, brother; Daniel Hayes and Loving nephews. A wonderful and loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle. He will be miss by all.
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Louise Cranmer

December 4, 1926 - February 8, 2014

Cranmer, Louise nee: Moates, 87. She is predeceased by her Parents: Hassie & Erskine Moates, Husband Norris Cranmer, Sr., daughter Carolyn Silliman, Sister Ruth (Lloyd) Eskew, Brother William Moates & many loving pets. Survived by : Son Norris Cranmer, Jr. grandsons Thomas Kippenberg, Scott Kippenberg, Edward Williams, sisters Helen ( William ) Anderson, Joanne (Frank) Hollingsworth, sister-in...
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Neta Jane Younglove

December 25, 1908 - January 29, 2014

Younglove Neta Jane 105 of Tampa Fl, Is survived by her daughter Sharon Hickinbothan, 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and many loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Bayside Community Church or Cambridge Christian School Scholarship Fund.
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Irene Czajkowski

January 15, 1927 - January 11, 2014

Irene Czajkowski 86, of Tampa FL. Passed away January 11, 2014. She is survived by her loving brother Michael (Elizabeth) Buckley Jr, family and friends
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Hazel M Allen

September 4, 1920 - January 10, 2014

Hazel M. Allen 93, of Tampa, FL. Passed away January 10, 2014 at Brandon Regional. She was born in Devon, W.V. She is predeceased by her husband Audney Allen, son, Ronnie Allen, Daughter, Linda Herb. She is survived by her daughters, Jeanette Lambert (Jerry) Rona Moore (Isaac) Sue Brennan (Patrick) Donna Achille (Ronald) Karen Pannington (Kirk) Audine Browning (Keneth), 14 grandchildren, 17 great...
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Henry Lt. Col. US Army, Ret., PhD. MBA Purcell

January 6, 2014

PURCELL, Henry Lt. Col. US Army, Ret., PhD. MBA 84, our "Man of Honor", West Point Graduate 1953, of South Tampa, passed away peacefully holding the hands of his daughters, Emmy and Jenny, as they prayed with him and sang his favorite songs with him while resting in the warm and loving family home of the mother of his three children and grandmother of his four grandchildren, Judy. Dad was...
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Mary V. Lorences Baldwin

August 3, 1936 - January 5, 2014

Mary V. Lorences Baldwin, 77 went to dance with the angels. 8-3-1936 —1-5-2014. Born in Miami, Florida to Greek immigrants Gus and Zoe Vassilakakis. She moved to Riverview in 2002 to be close to her daughters and grandsons. She was an active lifetime member of the Eastern Star and she was involved in a cure for Autism, to help one of her precious Grandsons, Michael. She graduated and was a...
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Richard A Newlin

April 28, 1930 - December 17, 2013

Newlin, Richard A. "Dick" 83, of Tampa FL, passed away December 17, 2013. He was born on April 28, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA to Joseph and Viola Newlin. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Korean war. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet (Paul) of Johnstown, PA; his daughter Kathleen "Kathy" Newlin of Augusta, WV; his son Paul Newlin of Tampa, FL; his sister...
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Harvey Roy Bunk

April 11, 1938 - December 8, 2013

Harvey R. Bunk, 75 Has Passed 12/8/2013.Survived by His Loving Wife Manuela, Son Michael D. Bunk (Candice), Daughter Maria D. Smith (Thomas), Sisters Althea Karschney (Keith) and Wanda. Three Beautiful Grand Children Elizabeth, Tiffany, Natalie. He was a Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather. He will be missed by all.
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Beryl K Bernhardt

March 1, 1928 - December 6, 2013

She is Survived By her Loving Son Robert Bernhardt
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Sookie S Stewart

June 8, 1952 - December 1, 2013

Sookie Stewart, Cho Soon Sook, of Tampa, died Sunday December 1,2013. She was born on June 6, 1952 in Seoul, Korea. She married the late lieutenant colonel Robert Donald Stewart in Kansas in 1980. They lived together in San Francisco, Virginia and Hawaii before relocating to Tampa, Florida in 1993. Sookie spent her time as a homemaker, raising two daughters, serving in the Latter-day Saint Church...
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Anna A Hansen

November 10, 1919 - November 29, 2013

Anna Hansen born 11/10/19 in Baltimore, MD, Passed 11/29/13 in Tampa, Fl. Predeceased in death by husband Frederick Hansen, Daughter Anna Ricotta and Granddaughter Dawn Paul. Survived by daughter Gertrude Holland, Granddaughter Beth Schutz, Grandson in law Sylvan Paul, Great Grandchildren Steven Peak, Caylah Peak, Colin McSheehy, Sylvan Paul, Jr., Romei Paul, and Reigna Paul; Great Great...
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Milda S Broda

January 10, 1926 - November 17, 2013

Milda S. Broda, 87, Passed Sunday November 17, 2013. She is predeceased by her husband Eugene and Brother Charles Kinder. She is survived by Son Eugene and Daughters Kathy Hamrick & Kim Lord, Grandchildren, Molly, Hunter, Austin, Allie, Her Loving Barney, Daisy, & Gandy, Sister Margaret Axilrod and Loving nieces and nephews.
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Margaret B Dunning

September 18, 1921 - November 12, 2013

Dunning, Margaret passed Tuesday Nov 12, 2013, in Sun City Center. Margaret is predeceased by her husband, Herbert in 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Lois DeYoung of NH; Son: Robert Dunning of NV: 4 Grandchildren: Terry Kennat, John DeYoung, Shane Dunning and Megan Zappulla; 7 Great Grandchildren: Jessica Dunning, Bobby Dunning, John R. DeYoung, Christopher H. DeYoung, Elena Marie...
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June D McRae

June 25, 1927 - November 11, 2013

Mary "June" DuPuis McRae went to be with the Lord on November 11, 2013. June was born on June 25, 1927 in Key West and moved to S. Tampa when she was eight years old. She graduated from Plant High School in 1945 and married Fred McRae in 1949. They were happily married for 62 years until his death in 2011. June was an excellent cook and started watercolor painting later in life. She did...
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Malvern A. Coker

October 22, 1927 - November 10, 2013

Malvern A. Coker of Valrico, Florida passed away November 10, 2013 at Life Path Hospice. He is survived by his wife Virginia, his three daughters and sons-in-law, Lynda and Marvin Gates, Denice and Randy Crotts, Kimberly and Lamar Nuzum, all of whom loved him dearly. He is also survived by his sister Mary Anne Pruitt, nephew David Coker Jr. And great-niece Courtney Sweet among other loving...
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George Michel Emmanuel

September 8, 1944 - November 6, 2013

Mike (George Michel) Emmanuel, son of Michel George Emmanuel (deceased) died November 6th. He was well loved by his family and many friends and is survived by his mother, Betty Boring Emmanuel, his daughter Breezy Emmanuel-Clark, her husband Paul, and their children Meg and Brigg, his son Trey Emmanuel and his sister Pie Emmanuel. He had many wonderful adventures. His Dad had a great love of the...
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Roma Louise Beville

October 5, 1920 - November 2, 2013

Roma Beville 10/5/1920 - 11/2/2013 She came out of the scrub pine sandy soil lands of Dixie County. Daughter of Sheriff Sam Chavous and Clara Pinner Chavous. A small town beauty who enjoyed fishing and swimming at Horseshoe beach who would be part of 'The Greatest Generation' that survived the depression and won the war. Roma Louise Chavous Beville would marry her handsome Army Air Corp pilot...
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Brenda Harris

June 29, 1932 - October 20, 2013

Brenda Harris 81, of Osprey FL passed away on October 20, 2013. Brenda was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She was born in Manchester, UK and lived in Connecticut before moving to the Sarasota area 10 years ago. Brenda was an active member of the Daughters of the British Empire and a volunteer with the British Consulate. She enjoyed entertaining and had learned Cordon Bleu...
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Patricia Ellingson

May 6, 1961 - October 1, 2013

Patricia Ellingson, 52, of Tampa, FL. went to heaven on October 1, 2013. She was born May 6, 1961 in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Lawrence Ellingson and Sue Starkey. Pattie was the most beautiful, loving and generous person to everyone, she had a heart of gold. The smile that she always had will never be forgotten. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her family...
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Josephine Mae Duke

February 27, 1918 - September 5, 2013

went home to be with the Lord on Sept 5, 2013. She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Edward & Mary Naylor on February 27, 1918. She attended high school and business college in Camp Hill PA and after graduation she worked for the U.S. Federal Govt Quarter Master Generals Office from 1940-1945. She then moved to Tampa Fl in 1946 and worked for the State Govt for HRS protective services as...
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Arthur Chesnut, Sr.

March 6, 1928 - July 12, 2013

age 85, died Friday July 12, 2013 in the comfort of his home. He was predeceased in death by his wife Jeanne, his mother and father, Mr. & Mrs. Chesnut, and his older brother John Chesnut, Jr. The Chesnut's are one of a number of pioneer families living in Clearwater, FL. John Sr. and John Jr. both served of the board of Pinellas County Commissioners. Both were in office for 16 years. Arthur is...
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Thomas "Tom" J. McAndrew, Jr.

June 18, 1930 - May 10, 2013

Thomas "Tom" McAndrew, Jr., 82 of South Tampa peacefully passed away May 10, 2013 at his residence. Born in Bradford Pennsylvania, Tom received a Victrola as a baby gift which probably influenced his love of music. He knew the lyrics to hundreds of songs and enjoyed sharing his love of "good music" as he called it - the kind where you can understand the lyrics. He listened daily to the sounds of...
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Bernise CRAFT

June 1, 1918 - April 22, 2013

CRAFT, Bernise 94, of Tampa passed away at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital April 22, 2013. He was born in Taylorsville, MS to A.W. & Mantha Craft. Bernise was a member at Bayshore United Methodist Church. He retired from the U.S.A.F. as a Chief Master Sgt. after 25 years of service and also the U.S. postal service after 15 years. He was predeceased by his wife Carmen Craft. Bernise is...
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Loretta Reno

February 11, 1918 - March 22, 2013

Loretta Reno, 95 of Tampa passed away March 22, 2013 at home. She was born in Toronto, Canada and came here 32 years ago from New York. She was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church; Ladies Guild for 20 years and St. Francis of Assisi. Loretta was a Matriarch and loved living life. She is predeceased by her husband, Peter F. Reno; daughter and son-in-law, Alice and George Spore. She...
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Peggy Sue Marshall Martin

December 14, 1938 - March 21, 2013

MARTIN, Peggy Sue Marshall, passed away on March 21, 2013. She was born to Waymon C. and Mattie Bell Alewine Marshall in Oconee County, South Carolina on Decem¬ber 14, 1938 and graduated from Lavonia High School, Lavonia, GA, in 1956. Peggy spent most of her life supporting her military family in both the United States and abroad and was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 138 in...
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Michael Gregory Backus

December 16, 1992 - February 24, 2013

Michael Gregory Backus, age 20 of Odessa, FL., passed away February 24, 2013. Michael was a lifelong resident of Hillsborough County. He home schooled and graduated in 2011. Michael was a member of Idlewild Baptist Church; during his time there, he attended a mission trip to Guatemala; worked in Team Kids, the Music Ministry; was involved in the recreation ministry as a player and coach....
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Maria P (Maripi) Rawls

February 13, 2013

Rawls, Maria P. (Maripi), went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 13, 2013. She joined her beloved husband (Jim) of 48 years. She moved to Tampa in 1991 after supporting her husband's 32 year Air Force career. Maripi is survived by her son, Travis J. Rawls, Clearwater; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret M. and Keith S. Holl, Belleville IL, and three grandchildren, Megan, Matt and Erin Holl...
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Elijah Q Wiggins

May 10, 1935 - February 11, 2013

Elijah Q Wiggins (Sarge), 77, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, February 11th, 2013. Elijah was born in Spring City, Tennessee, May 10th, 1935. He was precedded in death by his parents, Arther and Grace Wiggins. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary, formerly of Corbin, Kentucky. Three stepsons, E.L. Petrey, Jr., David Petrey and Alan Petrey, all from Kentucky. Grandchildren...
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Charlotte (Miller) Mueller

December 2, 1922 - February 9, 2013

Mueller, Charlotte (Miller), 90, of Tampa, peacefully passed away on February 9, 2013. Charlotte was born to Henry and Loretta Miller in Baltimore, MD. She graduated from The University of Notre Dame of Baltimore where she received her bachelor's degree in Chemistry and became a research scientist with the DuPont Company. Charlotte was a life-long gardener, who also loved to sew, camp and...
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David Woodard

September 30, 1941 - February 2, 2013

David Woodard 71, of Tampa, left this earth on Feb. 2, 2013 while in Tampa General Hospital, to go to his Heavenly home. He was born in Asheville, NC but moved to Ft. Myers, FL at an early age. When David was in his teens his family moved to Tampa where he resided for many years. David along with his wife and children resided in Tampa and later moved to Crystal River, FL where he was employed...
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James Millard Rawls, Lt Col (Ret)

August 19, 1941 - February 1, 2013

Rawls, James M. Lt Col (Ret), Jim went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 1, 2013. He moved to Tampa in 1991 after serving in the U.S. Air Force for 32 years. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Maria P. Rawls, Tampa; son, Travis J. Rawls, Clearwater; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret M. and Keith S. Holl, Belleville IL, and three grandchildren, Megan, Matt and Erin Holl....
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Donald E Strickland

February 28, 1929 - January 25, 2013

Donald E Strickland, age 83, passed away on January 25, 2013. He was born on Februay 28, 1929 in Savannah, Georgia the son of David and Mable (Denmark) Strickland. Donald moved to the area 40 years ago. He is retired AF A8 S. Master from the United States Air Force. He is survived by his children, grandchilren and loving family. Visitation will be held January 29, 2013 from 10:00 am to 11...
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Steve Virgil Karrick

February 25, 1948 - January 14, 2013

Steve V. Karrick Sr. USAF SMSgt. Retired. A much loved father, grandfather, son and brother, went home to the Lord on January 14, 2013. He lost his battle with cancer and was surrounded by family. He served his country for 26 years in the United States Air Force. He was a "fixer" and a provider – the person everyone respected and depended upon, and his sense of humor and warm smile was with...
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Alan Arnold Kristowski

October 26, 1943 - January 13, 2013

Alan Arnold Kristowski, 69, of Lutz, FL passed away January 13, 2013. He was born October 26, 1943, in South Bend, IN to the late Arnold G. and Mildred (Hoffmann) Kristowski. On September 27, 1975, he married the love of his life Linda L. (Jackson) Kristowski. Alan was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was an outgoing, caring, and passionate individual who will be missed...
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Vickie Graber

December 17, 1957 - January 8, 2013

GRABER, Vickie L. , 55, of Tampa, passed away January 8th, 2013. She is survived by her beloved husband of 35 years Terry Graber, their daughter Courtney and her husband Greg, two grandchildren Aiden & Michelle, her mother Leavada, two sisters Jackie and Carolyn, a niece Justine, a nephew Brian, Uncle Ronnie, Aunt Norma, cousin Danny and best friends Tom, Susan, Paul, Ellen, Yvette, and special...
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Sue LeVeque

July 16, 1958 - January 8, 2013

Sue E. LeVeque, 54 of Tampa, FL passed away 1/8/2013. She was born on 7/16/1958 in Cleveland, OH and moved here 24 years ago. She was a mother to 3 wonderful sons and 7 grandchildren. She lived her life for her kids and grandkids. She had a passion for poetry and loved to write it to her sons. She enjoyed slot machines, the dog track, Bruce Springsteen and the Cleveland Browns. Sue was a strong...
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Patsy Della Gross

October 10, 1943 - January 3, 2013

Patsy Della Gross 69, of Tampa, FL, passed away at the hospital on Jan. 3, 2013. She was originally from Kentucky and moved to Tampa in 1979. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel J. Gross, Sr., son, Kenneth Ronald Gross, her parents James and Mary Taylor, brother, Charles Taylor and sisters, Margaret Straw and Norma Holste. Also by her beloved dog, Cujo. She survived by her loving...
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Lawrence O. Parsons

December 20, 1928 - January 2, 2013

PARSONS, Lawrence O., Age 84 of South Tampa passed away January, 2 2013 due to complications of Hip Surgery. He was born in Pennington Gap, Virgina and came here 50 years ago. He retired from Tampa General Hospital as a H.V.A.C. technician. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a Master Mason and enjoyed Fishing, Hunting and spending time with his family and friends....
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Regina Lingner

April 7, 1960 - January 1, 2013

Regina passed peacefully on January 1, 2013, at Melech Hospice House in Tampa. Regina is predeceased by her parents and her husband, Norm Lingner. She is survived by her daughter Katarina Lingner. Born on April 7, 1960 in Tampa, Florida, Regina served in the United States Marine Corp from 1979 to 1987 and worked for Commercial Risk Management, Inc. as an adjuster for 25 years. Regina was...
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Shirley A Gearen

August 7, 1938 - December 5, 2012

GEAREN, Shirley A. 74 of Oldsmar, Florida passed away December 5, 2012. She was born in Mansfield, Ohio on August 7, 1938. She was Baptist by Faith. She worked for Celotex Corp(Jim Walter), McDonnell- Douglas (NASA) Aircraft in Cape Canaveral and retired from Bank of America. She is survived by her loving husband Tom; step children: Tom Gearen Jr. and his wife, Pam of Brandon, FL., Steven Gearen...
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Ruth Gladys Flanagan Dearborn

November 29, 2012

Dearborn, Ruth Gladys Flanagan The earth lost a wonderful person and heaven gained a perfect angel on November 29, 2012 at age 85. A woman of very strong Catholic faith, she was born August 30, 1927 in Manchester, NH to the late Edward and Flora (Kuhn) Flanagan. She has been a resident of Tampa since 1960. Words cannot express the depth of our loss nor our joy in the fact that she has been...
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Manuel Belisario Bonet, Jr.

April 8, 1983 - November 27, 2012

Manuel Belisario Bonet, Jr. was born on April 8, 1983 in Miami, Florida. For all of us who knew Manny know that he was a happy, caring, giving young man who made everyone smile. Music was his passion and he was happiest behind the turntables making sure that everyone was having a good time. Please help us celebrate and honor his amazing spirit. He is survived by his loving parents Manuel...
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Thomas M. Jelks, Sr

November 2, 1922 - October 20, 2012

Thomas Morrison Jelks Sr, "MUD" 89, departed this life on Oct 20, 2012 to arrive in his eternal home in Heaven with the Lord. Tom was born in Quitman, GA on Nov 2, 1922. He spent most of his childhood in Jacksonville, FL & attended Auburn University (War Eagle) prior to entering the service & becoming a Tech Sergeant in the US Army Amphibious Engineers. He moved to Tampa, FL in 1956. He lived a...
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Edward "MIKE GRAHAM" Gossett

September 22, 1951 - October 18, 2012

Gossett, Edward "Mike Graham" 61 of Indian Rocks Beach, FL. passed away 10/18/2012. He was born in Chattanooga, TN. 9/22/1951. He was pre-deceased by his father, Edward Gossett; mother: Lucille Gossett; son: Steve Gossett. He is survived by his Loving wife, Diane of Indian Rocks Beach; daughter: Nicole & Family. Friends will be received on 11/2/2012 from 2-4 PM at the Largo Cultural Center 105...
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Cynthia G. Carson

October 15, 2012

Cynthia Gail Carson, 55, went to be with the Lord on October 15, 2012. She was born in Tampa, Florida and resided here most of her life. Cindy was a flight attendant for US Airways for 31 years. She was predeceased by her father, James T. Carson. Survivors include her mother, Lorraine R. Carson, sister, Penny (Bill) Oliver and 2 nieces and 1 nephew. Services will be held on Thursday at 3 p.m...
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Constance Anne Cave

July 25, 1926 - October 13, 2012

CAVE, CONSTANCE ANN (Hatges) Speronis, died in Tampa, Florida on the 13th of October 2012. She was born in Mason City, Iowa on the 25th of July 1926. She graduated from Mason City High School, then from Northwestern University with a major in voice. For a number of years she directed the choir of St. John's Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa. She was also active in what was known as the Tampa Lyric...
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Mabel V Lynch McAfee

May 26, 1941 - October 11, 2012

Mabel V McAfee, age 71, passed away on October 11, 2012 at home. She was born on May 26, 1941 in Naches, Washington the daughter of Robert W and Anita (Pierson) Lynch. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Robert L.McAfee SR of Tampa,(31st wedding anniversary was 10/11/2012) Daughter, Teresa Sherbahn Spanbauer of Orlando, FL Son's EidAllen Sherbahn of Lake Alfred, FL, Roy Sherbahn of...
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Robert H Grotke, Sr

November 26, 1921 - October 11, 2012

Robert Grotke, Sr. 90, passed away quietly in his home on October 11, 2012. He was born in Buffalo and raised in Tonawanda, NY. Bob attended Cornell University (where he was on the swim team) and the University of Buffalo. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Bob moved to Tampa from New York in 1954 with his wife and children. He worked at Logan Lumber Company, Wayne Thomas...
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Glenda Bickett Martin

October 7, 2012

MARTIN, Glenda B., 69 of South Tampa passed away on 10/7/12. She was born in Chester, South Carolina and moved to Tampa in 1975. She is retired from First Florida Bank and enjoyed traveling, loved her pets but "Friday" her dog, had a special place in her heart. She loved music, reading and collecting owls. She is predeceased by her parents Glen & Janie Bickett and by her son, Robert Glen...
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Tamara C Siegel

April 5, 1952 - October 7, 2012

Siegel, Tamara " Tammy" 60 of Tampa passed away 10/7/201. She worked at Tampa General Hospital for over 32 years. She is a avid animal lover. She had an extra love for horses and was a riding instructor at the Carrollwood Stables.She is pre-deceased by her parents, Henry & Claudia Siegel & her brother,Henry W Siegel III.She is survived by her brother, Jim Siegel (Karen) of New York; Lindsey...
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Mack Bridgers

November 1, 1942 - September 20, 2012

BRIDGERS, Mack Buffaloe 69 was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC on November 1, 1942 went to be with the Lord on September 20, 2012. Mack served in the Army including 2 tours in Vietnam. Mack was a member of the Moose Lodge since 1978 serving as GOV at the Interbay Lodge 912 from 1984-1985 and GOV at the moose Lodge in Wichita KS from 1994-1996. He was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church of South...
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Clarissa Gutcher

August 27, 2012

Clarissa "Ditto" Gutcher of Tampa passed away on 8/27/2012 at her home. She was born in Akron, Ohio on 10/15/1937 and spent most of her childhood years in Winter Park, FL. She graduated from Bishop Moore High School and attended nursing school. She is predeceased by her parents, Mark and Clarissa Hellwig, and her beloved husband, John. Her father, Mark, played for the Cleveland Indians...
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Mary Margaret Lavettre

September 28, 1922 - August 20, 2012

Mary Margaret Reilly Lavettre 89 of Tampa passed away August 20, 2012. She was born on September 28, 1922, in Perth Amboy, NJ and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1939. During World War II she served in the Cryptographic unit of the United States Navy (WAVES) on the Enigma, which broke the enemy code.Mary was a former member of the American Legion post 134 and the Tampa Bay WAVES unit 5....
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Donald L Smith

August 12, 1943 - August 19, 2012

SMITH, Donald L. of Tampa passed away 8/19/2012. He was born in Meridian, Mississippi on 8/12/1943 to Elton & Louise Smith. He served in the United States Army in Korea, spent several years in Holbrook, Arizona, and returned to Tampa where he worked at Test Lab for over 30 years. He is survived by his children,Shannon Moritzky (Quen) & Lisa Maestas of Arizona; Lee Smith (Laura) of New...
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