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KUHLA, MaryEllen ‘Mimi’, 83, of Tampa passed away June 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, James, last year. She is survived by her daughters, Michelle Watson and husband David of Texas, Celeste Kuhla of Tampa, and Lisa Cassidy and husband Thomas of St. Petersburg; and her grandchildren, Stacie Santiago, Heather Kuhla, Chad Cassidy and Lance Cassidy. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Jim and Mimi came to the Tampa Bay area in 1987 following Jim’s retirement from the U.S. Postal Service. She was a beloved mother, devoted wife, and loyal friend. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30am on Friday, June 30th at St. Paul Catholic Church, 12708 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feed the Children ( in her memory.