Celebrity Obituaries

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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. Donnie, as he was better known to his friends, joined the United States Air Force in 1966, 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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Charles Robert Henwood

December 1, 1930 - April 3, 2015

Henwood (Ret.) USAF, Major Charles R., 84, of Tampa, passed away on April 3, 2015. Charles was born December 1, 1930, in Scranton, PA, to Charles H. Henwood and Helen (Bauer) Henwood. Mr. Henwood was a pilot for the US Air Force, and retired after 20 years of service. As a Command Pilot, he was proficient in many aircraft, including the B-26, KC-135, KC-97, and C-7A. He served in both the...
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Cora Belle Walker

August 6, 1919 - April 1, 2015

Walker, Cora Belle, 95, passed away April 1, 2015, in Hayesville, NC. She was a lifelong resident of Tampa, FL, until moving to North Carolina 12 years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband James Russell Walker, in 1959, and one son Franklin in 2009. Survivors include three sons, Richard J. and Mary of Hayesville, NC, Arnold E. and Judi of Tampa, and Michael E. and Kris of Tampa;...
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Marie Robinson Caraway

March 3, 1921 - March 31, 2015

Marie Robinson Caraway, 94, passed away on March 31, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell R. Caraway, and their daughter, Joan Marie Caraway. She is survived by her grandchildren Donald Lee Pippin Jr. and Michele Marie Pippin. Marie and her husband were founding members and Elders of both Foresthills Presbyterian Church and Village Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of...
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Arnold Libovsky

March 4, 1953 - March 29, 2015

Libovsky, Arnold, 62, of Tampa, passed away from cancer on March 29, 2015. He retired from Winn Dixie after 23 years. He is survived by 2 sisters; Marlene Libovsky-Steiskal, Pauline Libovsky-Gaines; brother in law Victor Gaines; sister in law Patti Libovsky and many nieces and nephews. He was loved and will be dearly missed. He will be cremated at Brewer and Sons-South Tampa Chapel .
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Denise Jugo

January 2, 1962 - March 29, 2015

Denise Jugo, 53 of Tampa, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Born January 2, 1962, she was preceded in death by her mother, Brigitta Barnes. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Frank; father Walter Barnes and stepmother Trudy of Warsaw, NC; brother Mike Barnes and wife Pam of Tampa; sister Trish Delffs and partner Chris Mills of Tampa; stepsister Sherri Finch of...
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Bette A Mauch

September 7, 1933 - March 24, 2015

Mauch, Bette Ann, 81, of Tampa, passed on March 24, 2015. She is preceded in death by her loving husband. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Bette was very loved and will be dearly missed. No services have been scheduled.
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Grace Storie

July 3, 1927 - March 22, 2015

Storie, Grace, 87 of Tampa, passed away March 22, 2015. Longtime Tampa resident and beautician, Grace is preceded in death by her loving husband. She is survived by many loving family and friends. She will be dearly missed.
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Diana Rucker

October 18, 1944 - March 22, 2015

Rucker, Diana, 70, of Tampa, passed away Sunday March 22, 2015. She is survived by loving family and friends. She will be dearly missed. No services to be held at this time.
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Martha Mommicco Huber

July 17, 1948 - March 19, 2015

Huber, Martha Mommicco, 66, of Tampa, passed away on March 19, 2015. She is survived by her husband Robert Huber of Tampa and many other family members and friends
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Jose Ignacio Vasquez

May 11, 1930 - March 18, 2015

VASQUEZ, Jose Ignacio, 84, of Tampa, passed on Mar 18. He is survived by his wife, Gloria, four children, Kenneth, Jose David, Alberto, and Janet, nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, and six siblings. Jose was a deeply caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, please...
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Daniel L King

March 10, 2015

King, Daniel L., 70, of South Tampa, set sail to his next adventure on March 10, 2015. Known to many as Moon, an Army Veteran, Ohio State grad and avid Buckeye fan. His mother established Maries Candies in Ohio, still family owned and operated. Dan spent his latter years sailing the globe with his buddies to islands most can only dream about. A fair fisherman, a good hunter, a great friend....
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Betty Jean McCafferty

March 5, 2015

BETTY JEAN McCAFFERTY, 81, of Tampa, Fl and Lee, Maine passed away peacefully Thurs, Mar 5th. She is survived by her husband, Richard (Dick) McCafferty, three children-Richard Jr., Michael, and Julie, her daughter in law-Toni, two grandchildren-Craig and Eric, one great grandchild-Sarah, and close family friend-Brandy Newman Leon. She is also survived by her sister, Marie Trott Jones,...
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John Anthony Zulick

November 6, 1935 - March 5, 2015

John A. Zulick passed away on Mar 5 after a long illness. He was born in Gowanda, NY on Nov. 6, 1935. An x-ray tech by profession, he was an award-winning photographer and long distance runner who loved jazz music, landscaping, playing the drums, a good cigar and a drink. Survivors include 2 sons, John F. and Jeffrey S. , and 2 daughters, Jocelyn A. and Nicole F. , 12 grandchildren and 4...
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David Dixon

March 9, 1935 - March 4, 2015

DIXON, David F., age 79, passed away on Mar 6, 2015 in the care of Life- path Hospice after losing a long battle with cancer. He was born in Hendersonville, NC.He was predeceased by his son, Michael Dixon; by his parents, Albert & Hessie Dixon; and brother, Edward Dixon.Survived by his wife, Margaret; son,Tommy Dixon; daughter Monica Miller and daughter, Judith Wagner; five grandchildren;...
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Frank S Burgen

June 20, 1926 - March 2, 2015

Burgen, Frank, 89, of Tampa, passed away, March 2, 2015. He dedicated his life to loving wife of 68 years, Ann; son, Robert, and his wife Jeannine; granddaughters, Lauren and Chase; daughter, Connie, and husband Rick Christenson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's memory to Bayshore Baptist Church, and/or Life Path Hospice, Burgundy Group. Visitation for family and friends will...
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Roy Sharrer

February 18, 1924 - February 28, 2015

Roy L Sharrer, 71, of Tampa, passed away on February 28, 2015. Roy is survived by his wife Sandra J Sharrer, and two sons, Michael and James, and three grandchildren. Roy was retired from Tampa Electric Company. There are no services at this time. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Alina Marie Torres

June 17, 1993 - February 26, 2015

On February 26, 2015, heaven gained another angel named ALINA MARIE TORRES, 21. She was born in San Antonio, TX and has lived most of her life in Tampa. She graduated from Sickles High School in 2012 and was a student at Hillsborough Community College. Despite her life-long illness, she fought to live life to the fullest and loved spending time with her family. She endured pain without ever...
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Dewey W Smith , Sr.

August 12, 1924 - February 25, 2015

Smith, TSGT Dewey W, 90, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2015. Having retired from the US Air Force after 22years, he worked for GTE for 25years. He was preceded in death by his daughters Rita Smith, and Betty Jo Park. He is survived by wife Audrey, sons Dewey "Buddy" Jr (Kaye), David Kilgore (Wanda); daughters, Jean (Greg), Linda (Ed), Zindle (Dennise), Teresa (Michael), and Pam. He had...
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John B Brewer

April 16, 1930 - February 25, 2015

Brewer, John B, 84, passed on February 24th. Beloved husband; father; grandfather; uncle and friend. A US Marine Corp Veteran, a proud Auburn University graduate, who retired from Sears with over 30yrs of dedication. He loved Auburn football, but family was always his first love. He is survived by his dear wife Alice of 59yrs; his two sons John Jr. (Michael), Joel (Karla); grandchildren, Heather,...
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James E Buck

September 20, 1940 - February 23, 2015

Buck, James, 74, passed on February 23rd. He had a Doctorate in Political Science, Economics and Public Administration from the University of Missouri. He retired as a Foreign Affairs Officer for the US Govt. A world traveler who enjoyed fine dining; but most of all spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Sarah; Sister Vicky Crooks. Nieces, Emily and Blake...
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Dorothy Tegtmeier

November 20, 1920 - February 21, 2015

Dorothy was born in Pittsburgh, PA, to James Casson and Margaret (Thompson) Casson. She loved having fun, playing cards, board games, shopping and spending time with family and their pets, and was an avid reader. Survivors include her son, William Preston(Yong Mi) granddaughters Tracy Braga(Renny) and Patricia Preston, and her great grandson Ryan Preston. She was pre-deceased by grandson Neil...
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Ivan Negron

October 7, 1960 - February 21, 2015

Ivan Negron, 54, of Bronx, NY, died peacefully surrounded by his family on February 21, 2015. He was an extraordinary husband and son, incredible mentor and wonderful friend. His legacy will live on in all of us who loved him. He is survived by his loving wife Ruzena, his mother Aida, his children, sisters and friends. A celebration of life will be hosted in Ivan's honor at River of Life Church...
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Mildred Clendening

July 20, 1924 - February 17, 2015

Clendening, Mildred, 90, of Plant City, Fl, passed away Tuesday, February, 17. She is survived by her son; Alan Clendening; daughter in law, Sandy; sister, Reba Hutchinson; grandsons Brice and Kelly; great grandkids Makenzie, Austin and Katlynn.
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Josephine Buckner

October 31, 1924 - February 14, 2015

Buckner, Josephine passed away on Feb 14, 2015. She is predeceased by her loving husband Emery Buckner. A loving "tia" to her nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
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John R Williamson

July 30, 1917 - February 11, 2015

John R. Williamson, 97, of Sun City Center passed away on Feb 11. He is survived by his four children and preceded in death by his loving wife. Services are pending at this time.
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Robert M.C. Ward

September 21, 1934 - January 31, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Robert M.C. Ward entered the Church Triumphant on January 31, 2015 at Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland, Florida surrounded by his family. He died while in hospice care as a result of multiple strokes over the last three years. Dr. Ward was born in Newburgh, New York on September 21, 1934 and was the son of a Presbyterian minister and school teacher. He graduated from the...
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Luis M Rosario

November 21, 1937 - January 27, 2015

Luis Rosario, 77, passed on Jan 27, 2015. Luis was a Roman Catholic. He attended St Leo University and was a Veteran of the US Air Force. He spent many years working as a social worker for Hillsborough County, which he retired from. Luis is survived by his wife of 50years, Maria, his daughters, Maria and Ofelia, son Jose, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 4...
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Dung My Dang

August 23, 1967 - January 21, 2015

Dang, My Dung (Judy) 47, of Tampa FL, passed away on Jan. 21st at Tampa General Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Vietnam on Aug. 23, 1967. In 1984, she moved to Tampa, FL to be with her mother, brothers, and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Lai Tran; sons, David Le, Donald Le, and Daniel Le; her siblings, Peter (Linh), My Lien (Sau), Kim Nga (Dinh), and Van; and her...
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Alan "Mac" McKenzie

January 28, 1932 - January 20, 2015

Alan W. "Mac" McKenzie, 82 , went to meet his heavenly father on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Alan is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Bobbie McKenzie; his 3 children, Nancy Lunghi (Mark), Michael McKenzie (Jason) and Amy McKenzie; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene McKenzie and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 older brothers...
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Bennie Driver

May 16, 1942 - January 17, 2015

Bennie Driver, 72, of Tampa, passed on Jan 17th. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughters Dee Dee Driver Bruce (Rusty), Brenda Driver, & Robin Driver Levinson(Scott). Grandchildren Jason Martin, Michael Martin, Meagan Bruce, Morgan Bruce, Darlene Mackenzie, Trevor Mackenzie, Marissa Fontanez, Joey Matassini, Jordan Levinson, & Josh Levinson. Great grandchildren Bella Cristoforo, Lea Griffin, &...
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Caridad Guillen

October 8, 1961 - January 6, 2015

Guillen, Caridad B. age 53, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on the Jan. 06, 2015 at her home. Cary was born on Oct. 08, 1961 in Tampa Florida. She is survived by her life partner, Antonia Hernandez; brother, Benny Balaguer; daughter, Monica Guillen; her 2 granddaughters Ava, and Alicia; by her niece and nephew and a number of other relatives and close friends.. Cary will be...
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Jose Aponte

June 17, 1923 - January 5, 2015

Jose is survived by his loving family and friends. There are no services at this time.
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Elword G Cutler

May 15, 1928 - January 5, 2015

He will be loved and missed by all. Graveside services to be held Monday, January 12th 2015 at Florida National Cemetery at 2pm.
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Helen Clark Foster

October 7, 1925 - December 16, 2014

Helen C (Clark) Foster passed away peacefully on Dec. 16, 2014, Sun City Center, in her 89th year. Born in Dundee, Scotland on Oct 7th, 1925 to Alexander Dalgetty Wood Black and Jane Fyfe (Kennedy) Black. Helen was the 2nd of 5 children. WWII disrupted her education, as it did for so many, while Brittain was fully engaged. Young Helen at age 17 volunteered for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and was...
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Pura Negron

February 2, 1944 - December 16, 2014

Pura Negron, age 70 passed away December 16, 2014. She is survived by her beloved husband José Negron, 7 children, grandchildren, great-grandchild, extended family, and church congregation. She was a kind, giving, God fearing woman and will be missed by many.
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Kathryn Lawrence

February 6, 1957 - December 7, 2014

Kathryn "Kit" Marie Lawrence, 57, of St Petersburg, Florida, passed away at home early Sunday morning. Kit was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 6, 1957 to Lawrence and Amelia Myers and later relocated with her family to Youngtown, Ohio. She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1978 where she met and later married her husband, Jeffrey G. Lawrence, also an Air Force service member, and...
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Mary Davis

February 8, 1926 - December 6, 2014

Mary L. Davis, 88, entered eternal life on Saturday December 6, 2014, at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, FL. She was born on February 8, 1926 in James Island, South Carolina, the daughter of the late, Rufus and Sarah Chisolm. She was married to the late Arthur Davis and was a homemaker taking care of her family. She resided in West Hartford, CT for 22 years before relocating to Tampa...
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Dorothy Kempton

March 19, 1930 - December 5, 2014


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Audie L. Whaley

November 10, 1916 - December 4, 2014

Whaley, Audrey "Audie", 98 of Tampa passed away December 4, 2014, at South Tampa Health and Rehab. She was born in Kopperal, Texas, but lived most of her life in Tampa. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Idlewild Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She was predeceased by her husband, Terrell Whaley and her daughter, Joy Whaley Hagy. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Whaley...
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Charlie Rainey Milligan

July 9, 1936 - November 25, 2014

Charlie Rainey Milligan, 78, of Tampa passed away , Nov 25, 2014. She is survived by loving friends and family.
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Ann "Misty" Gilbert Jelks

May 5, 1924 - November 4, 2014

Jelks, Ann Gilbert "Misty" was born on May 5, 1924 in Atlanta, GA. She grew up in Jacksonville, FL. spending her summers in Forsyth, GA, she loved hosting dance parties on her front porch under the watchful eyes of her parents, Seabie & Emily Gilbert. She attended Stetson University where she pledged Delta Delta Delta Sorority and graduated with an education degree. Ann & her husband, Tom lived a...
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Mireya DeHeredia

October 3, 1927 - November 2, 2014

DeHeredia, Mireya, 87, passed peacefully in Tampa, Fl. A gathering will be held at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-South Tampa Chapel, on Tuesday November 4, 2014 from 5-7
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Edna Hamlin

January 22, 1922 - November 1, 2014

age 92, of Tampa, Florida, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, November 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by Claude Hamlin, her husband of 69 years. She is survived by her three daughters, Carole( Ronald), Melson, and Susan( David) Riling, all of Tampa, Fl; Janet( Wendel) Vice of Dawsonville, Georgia; and by her son Norman( Kathy) Hamlin of San Diego, California. She is also survived by...
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Jack Burkett

May 11, 1951 - October 28, 2014


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Juan A Jorge

January 11, 1939 - October 27, 2014

Reverendo Juan Jorge of Tampa FL, passed away Monday October 27, 2014, He was 75 years old. He was born in Diminican Republic in January 11, 1939. He is survived by his loving wife Gregoria Jorge of 58 years married, his 9 children Alejandro J, Elizabeth J, Loida G, Ruth L, Gabriel J, Debra J, Isaac J, Josue J, and Crisolo J, his 27 grand children, 18 great grand children, and many other family...
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Lewis Riley

January 12, 1925 - October 26, 2014


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Jeffery Gearhart

December 4, 1954 - October 23, 2014

Gearheart, Jeffery, 59, passed away at Tampa General Hospital after a short illness. He is survived by his soul mate and best friend, Anna Hughes, of 25 years; stepchildren, David and Megan; grandson Steve; and mother in law JoAnn. Also family members in Ohio; Mother, Betty; step father Ralph; sisters, Kathy and Kimmie; and brother; Jason. Jeffery was a lifelong painter, saying "No job is too big...
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Joyce Hewitt

May 13, 1944 - October 22, 2014

Joyce Leigh Hewitt, 70 passed away peacefully on October 22, 2014. Joyce was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by her brother Thomas Hewitt. Joyce will be missed by all that knew her.
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Josephine Betley

October 20, 2014

Josephine Betley, 92 was a proud veteran of the US Coast Guard and Women of the Air Corp. She eventually went on to retire from the US Air Force. Josephine will be loved and missed by all that knew her.
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Josephine Wanda Betley

November 7, 1922 - October 20, 2014


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Bonnie Edmond

December 4, 1939 - October 19, 2014

Bonnie G. Edmond Passed through heavens gate Sunday, October 19, 2014. Born in Garrett, KY on 12/4/1939 to Orville Easterling and Gladys (Chafins) Easterling. She moved to the Tampa area in 1959. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Manhattan Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher, Girl Scout leader, and she loved working for Hillsborough County schools for 24...
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Paul Isaac

January 3, 1926 - October 14, 2014

Paul Edward Isaac was born on January 3, 1926, in Bartlett, Texas. He died on October 14, 2014, at home in Brandon, Florida. Paul was the son of Jacob and Ollie Belle Isaac. He spent his young years growing up in Bartlett, a small town north of Austin. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy, and his children, grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In Lieu of flowers, contributions...
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Ronald Tyson, SR.

May 15, 1940 - October 13, 2014

Ronald Tyson Sr, Age 74, passed away peacefully on October 13,2014. Ronald was a veteran. He is survived by his wife Nancy.
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Adamina Collado

October 9, 2014

Adamina Collado, 72 passed away peacefully in Tampa, Fl. She was born in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. She will be loved and missed by many.
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Alinna Hagan

October 8, 2014 - October 8, 2014


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Ryan Ardalani

September 25, 2014 - October 5, 2014


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Patricia Resnick

September 28, 2014

Patricia Ann Resnick, age 78. Passed away on September 28,2014. She is survived by her husband John Resnick and her children. She will be loved and missed by many.
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Charles Young

January 9, 1939 - September 28, 2014

YOUNG, Charles R., 75, of Tampa passed peacefully at Moffitt Cancer Center on September 28,2014. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Young, parents Lucretia and Robert, and siblings Peggy, Bill, Ray, David, Joe and Dennis. Charles is survived by his son Mikeal Young, grandchildren Lauren Young and Jack Young and his sisters Linda Young and Nancy Conner. He was the proud owner of Audio Specialty...
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Susan Virginia Moore Todd

August 20, 1953 - September 20, 2014

Susan Todd graduated from Florida State University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. She began her career in education as an intern home economics teacher for Largo High School. During her career of 36 years as an educator, she also taught at Fitzgerald Middle School and YWCA Project Help for the Pinellas School District. Susan developed and then supervised the Teen...
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Christopher P Diehl

June 4, 1992 - September 17, 2014

Christopher Paul Diehl, age 22, of Tampa passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 due to an unfortunate electrical accident at his home. Born and raised in Tampa, Chris graduated from Plant High School '10 and Florida State University '14. Chris is survived by his loving parents Paul and Amy Diehl, brothers Corey and Alex, grandparents Paul and Virginia Diehl, Joan Buck, Mary Buck and so...
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Elsie Kennedy

December 27, 1933 - September 13, 2014

Elsie Leonard Kennedy passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Tampa, Fla., with her loving family by her side. Elsie was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Elizabeth, N.J., to the late Frank and Sara Leonard. She is the eldest of 12 siblings. Elsie graduated from St. Patrick's High School in 1951. While raising her family in Northern New Jersey, Elsie worked for over 15 years as an executive...
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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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