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Richard A. Metz

December 4, 1914 - December 2, 2009

Metz, Richard A. "Dick" 94, of St. Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2009. Dick was born and raised in Erie, PA. He graduated from Georgetown Law School Summa Cum Laude. He practiced law in St. Petersburg and was the head of the trust department of Florida National Bank until his retirement. Dick was an avid semi-pro golfer and a member of the Sunset Golf Course. He is survived...
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May Keppie Glenn

September 1, 1931 - December 1, 2009

May's family moved to Clearwater in 1924 and established the first Travel Agency (Steamship) on the west coast of Florida - "Keppie Travel Bureau". May was born in Asheville, North Carolina while her parents were on vacation at their summer home there. She attended Clearwater High School and graduated with the Class of 1949. She attended Business College thereafter and subsequently moved to...
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Edward J. Griffith

March 4, 1921 - December 1, 2009

88, of Orange City, FL, died peacefully at Savannah Court Assisted Living Residence on December 1, 2009. He was born in Buffalo, NY on March 4, 1921 and was the middle son of the late John J. and Pauline (Wall) Griffith. After serving in WWII, he received his degree in Physics from Brooklyn College. The majority of his career was spent at Aetna Life and Casualty in Hartford, CT. He was preceded...
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Carl Blesser

June 1, 1906 - November 30, 2009

103, of Brooksville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, November 30, 2009. Graveside service will be held Dec. 7, 2009 at Royal Palm Cemetery at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimers Association. We will miss you Papadoodle. Love, Don and Kathy Bowman.
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Toby Ellen Kane

December 8, 1951 - November 30, 2009

57, of St. Petersburg, died Monday, November 30, 2009, at Lexington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by a loving family.
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Esther Levin Momberg

August 17, 1923 - November 29, 2009

MOMBERG, ESTHER LEVIN, 86, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 17, 1923 and came to St. Petersburg, Florida in August of 2005 in the midst of Hurricane Katrina. Esther was the daughter of Aaron and Ruth Levin and was a graduate of Tulane University's Sophie Newcomb College. She was one of the youngest Phi Beta Kappa graduates in her class. In...
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James J. Lanners

October 10, 1925 - November 27, 2009

84, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, November 27, 2009 at Kindred Hospital. He is survived by a loving family. A service will be held on Wednesday December 2, 2009 at 3:00 pm at Anderson-McQueen's 7820 38th Avenue North location, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Salvation Army.
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Warren Gordon Spoor

September 30, 1919 - November 26, 2009

Spoor, Warren Gordon 90, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday, November 26, 2009, at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was an Army veteran having served in the Pacific theater during WWII. He was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and a resident of Allegro at College Harbor. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Lee and his three sisters. He was the proud father to Patricia ...
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William George Redmond

March 30, 1920 - November 25, 2009

89, of Gulfport, died Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at Bay Pines VA Hospital. He was born in Amsterdam, NY, and he came to St. Petersburg, FL in 1959 with his wife Dorris and their 3 children. He was a WWII veteran, where he was stationed in India and was a member of the China, Burma, India Operations. He worked in the construction business for 40 years. He was treasurer of the Local Painters...
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Clarista Duncan

January 14, 1925 - November 21, 2009

Clarista was a certified Nurses Assistant, with a very loving and caring spirit. During her free time, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, music and time spent with her family. She is survived by her 4 children, 6 grandchildren, cousins, nephews and nieces. She will be dearly missed by all.
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Virginia S. Salisbury

April 11, 1918 - November 20, 2009

Salisbury, Virginia Simmonds 91, a long time resident of St. Petersburg, passed away at her home on Friday, November 20, 2009. She was born in Cincinnati, OH on April 11, 1918 and graduated from Mount St. Joseph, College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH. Virginia was a faithful member of Lakewood United Methodist Church, a booster of the Florida Orchestra, and a 40 year member of the St. Petersburg...
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Jesus Manuel Mendez

December 15, 1926 - November 19, 2009

JESUS MANUEL MENDEZ Born on December 15, 1926 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, son of Juana Cortez and Augustin Mendez is survived by his loving and extended family. He is survived by his only brother Jose Vidal Mendez & sister-in-law Nuri Mendez, and by his children, Jenny Mendez Isenburg, Jesus Manuel Mendez II, Augustin Mendez, Marta Mendez , Miriam Mendez Rodriguez, Margarita Mendez , Minerva...
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Mario M. Gatto

January 10, 1926 - November 19, 2009

Gatto, Mario M. 83, of St. Petersburg, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009. He moved to St. Petersburg from Kearny, NJ in 1957 and worked for ECI/Raytheon for 38 years. Mario was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church for 52 years where he was a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, usher, and a member of the Men's Club. He enjoyed square dancing and was a member of Shootin' Stars. He is...
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John R. R. Langevin

February 9, 1939 - November 18, 2009

Langevin, John R. R. 70, of St. Petersburg, passed away Wed, Nov. 18, 2009. He is survived by his loving family. A memorial service will be held on Wed., Nov. 25 at 12pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
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Alphonse M. Gritte

January 27, 1925 - November 18, 2009

Al will be honored at a Catholic Mass at 10:00AM on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. Gritte, Alphonse M. 84, of St. Petersburg, passed away Nov. 18, 2009 with his family by his side. Originally from Milford, MA, he retired from Civil Service in Fairfax, VA and moved to St. Petersburg in the early 1980's. He enjoyed bowling, painting, and was...
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Jean Connell

September 9, 1924 - November 18, 2009

Connell, Dr. Jean 85, passed away Wed., Nov. 18, 2009 at Palms of Pasadena. She received her Doctorate from the University of Minnesota and became the Head of the Secondary Education Department at Macalester College. In 2002, she moved from St. Paul, MN to St. Petersburg. She is survived by her husband, Wally Samanski; sons, Letcher B. (Judith) Connell III and Clark W. (Becky) Connell; sisters,...
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Hugh E. Reams

October 6, 1924 - November 17, 2009

Reams, Hugh E., 85, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Westminster Suncoast Health Center. He was born on October 6, 1924, the oldest of four to Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Reams in Toledo, Ohio. He was a graduate of the Webb School, Washington and Lee University, and Duke University School of Law. He was a naval officer during World War II, stationed in the Pacific Arena. He was a member of Scouts...
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Alicia K. Mosher

February 16, 1972 - November 14, 2009

Mosher, Alicia K., 37, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, November 14, 2009 at home. Born in Dunedin, FL, she came here in 1995 from Atlanta, GA. Alicia loved white daisies, people, animals and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Luis Tsavaris. She is survived by her husband, David Peter Mosher; son, Christian Peter Mosher; daughter, Jacqueline L...
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Vivian Covey

April 24, 1920 - November 14, 2009

89, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. She was born in Diamond Springs, MI and retired to Stanardsville, VA before moving to St. Petersburg, FL. She received her Bachelor's degree from Hillsdale College, and her Master's degree from Ball State University, majoring in education. She taught for 18 years and she co-managed a Presbyterian Retirement...
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Martha E. Farrell

May 31, 1922 - November 13, 2009

Farrell, Martha E, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, November 13, 2009, at home. Born in Indianapolis, IN, she came here in 1953 from Lafayette, IN. In addition to being a graduate of St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, she had a career in real estate and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church and its Women's Guild. Preceded in death by her husband,...
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Isabel M. Sill

September 23, 1924 - November 12, 2009

Sill, Isabel M. 85, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday, November 12, 2009, in her sleep after a long illness. She leaves her husband of 65 years, Gerald Sill; a daughter, Margaret Sill; grandson, Richard Sill all of St. Petersburg, FL. She was a wonderful tole and decorative artist, a lover of all things Scottish (her Heritage) and a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She will be sorely...
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Eunice Ellen Mcelfish

November 12, 1929 - November 11, 2009

McElfish, Eunice Ellen "Eunie" 79, of St. Petersburg, died peacefully on November 11, 2009. Born Eunice Ellen Brown in Cumberland, MD, she grew up, worked, married and raised her children in Cumberland. She later lived in Ft. Myers, FL before finally moving to St. Petersburg. She is survived by her husband of 47 years George W. McElfish of St. Petersburg, FL; son Don McElfish of St. Petersburg,...
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Herbert Robert Palmer

January 28, 1923 - November 10, 2009

Palmer, Herbert Robert 86, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at Hospice House Woodside. Born in Bridgeport, CT, he served in the Air Force during WWII as a B24 pilot and settled in St. Petersburg in 1951. After active service he remained in the US Air Force Reserves and retired as Major. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters, local 123 for 51 years. He was an avid...
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Beulah Vincent

June 4, 1916 - November 10, 2009

Vincent, Bea 93, of St. Petersburg, passed Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at Bon Secours Maria Manor. Born in New York City, NY, she came here in 1985 from East Norwich, NY. Bea was a stay at home mom until her children were teenagers. She then reentered the work force and became secretary to the President of Mergenthaler Linotype, where she worked for 15 years. Upon retiring, she moved to Florida...
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Mary Pontone

August 16, 1926 - November 10, 2009

Born in Detroit, Michigan August 16th, 1926. She raised her family on a small farm in Taylor, Michigan before moving to Saint Petersburg, Florida in 1975 with her husband, Gus. She passed away November 10th, 2009 at home, surrounded by her loving family, just as her blessed mother had 52 years before on this date.She will be remembered most for her love of family and friends, culinary skills, and...
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Ida Wahter

September 4, 1912 - November 10, 2009

Wahter, Ida 97, of St. Petersburg, died November 10, 2009, at North Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ludwig Wahter. She is survived by her step daughters, Ilme Wahter Bunter and Linda Reiss; four grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
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Winthrop H. Standish

December 17, 1920 - November 8, 2009

Winthrop Holland Standish "Bud or Buddy," 88, died Sunday November 8, 2009 at Hospice Woodside. Buddy, as he liked to be called, was born in Springville, New York to Livingston Minor Standish and Helen Holland Standish. The family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1923 when Buddy was 3 years old. They lived in several residences on the north side of St. Pete. His brother, Livingston Miles...
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Debra A. Douglas

September 11, 1953 - November 8, 2009

Douglas, Debra A., 56, of St. Petersburg, passed away Friday, November 06, 2009. Debra was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia. She moved to St. Petersburg in the late 1980's. Debra loved all types of sports, especially baseball and golf. She was one of the founding members of Administrative Partners (API) and the current administrator for Thompson,...
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Thelma N. Crosthwaite

September 2, 1925 - November 7, 2009

Crosthwaite, Thelma N. 84, of St. Petersburg passed away Nov. 7, 2009 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Thelma was born in Rose Hill, Va. on Sept. 2, 1925 to Hayward and Leota Nolan. She moved to St. Petersburg from Big Stone Gap, Va. in 1961 with her husband and two children. Thelma was an English and British Literature teacher at Largo High School for 25 years. After retiring from...
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Edward Lee Marks, Sr.

August 12, 1928 - November 7, 2009

Marks, Sr, Edward Lee of St. Petersburg, went home peacefully to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving wife and son Saturday, November 7, 2009 at home. Born in Johnson City, TN, August 12, 1928 and came here in 1969 from Roanoke, VA. He was a United States Navy veteran of WWII. He was a member of Rio Vista Presbyterian Church, Maderia Beach Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite , Egypt Temple...
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William L. Dahlstrom

October 28, 1933 - November 6, 2009

Dahlstrom, William L. "Bill", 76, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, November 6, 2009, at home. Bill was born in Tampa, FL. He was a United States Army veteran, having served as a Paratrooper. Bill was the Station Manager for the US Postal Service and was acting Post Master for Bradenton Beach prior to his retirement. He was Lutheran and a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. He enjoyed ...
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Donna Ruth Kenney

January 16, 1922 - November 3, 2009

Kenney, Donna Ruth passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Donna was born on January 16, 1922 in Marion, OH to Neal and Thelma Richardson. Her family moved here when she was 7, and St. Petersburg has been her home for nearly 80 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Leon Kenney and her brother, Bill...
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Anna Mae Madden

November 6, 1925 - November 3, 2009

Madden, Anna Mae "Bobbie" 83, of St. Petersburg, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2009. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and worked at the school cafeteria for 10 years. She enjoyed Bingo and card games. She was predeceased by her husband, Donal. She is survived by her children: Donal Madden, Jr. of St. Petersburg, Michael Madden of Clearwater, Mary Haight of St. Petersburg,...
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Yousef Jamil Kassis

November 22, 1934 - November 2, 2009

74, of St. Petersburg, passed Monday, November 2, 2009, at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Palestine, and came to St. Petersburg in 1969 from Jersey City. He was a founding member of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church. He was one of the spiritual leaders and a long time chanter of the church; as well as an astute student of the Bible. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years...
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Ricky Lee Wright

July 22, 1930 - November 1, 2009

Wright, Ricky Lee 79, of Nashville, TN formerly of St. Petersburg, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2009. Born in Nashville, TN, he lived in St. Petersburg for 40 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Myrtice. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Shirley Overstreet Wright;...
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Cara K. Lambrecht

November 14, 1914 - October 31, 2009

94, of St. Petersburg, died October 31, 2009 at St. Anthony's Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Lambrecht, affectionately known as Tommy, was born in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Emma and Carl Keller. Mrs. Lambrecht spent her childhood in Birmingham, MI. She fondly recalled her happy childhood, her father, a pioneer in aviation, and the many adventures during the 1920's and 30's flying...
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Lorraine D. Forde

April 7, 1923 - October 30, 2009

Forde, Lorraine D. 86, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, October 30, 2009. She was a volunteer at Lynch Elementary in St. Petersburg for 20 years and 6 years at Lincoln Middle School in Gainesville. She served in the Navy during WWII. She was a supporter of Christian Children's Fund and Christian Foundation of Children and Aging. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Joseph...
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Keli Jo South

March 3, 1964 - October 29, 2009

45, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2009, at Suncoast Hospice-Woodside, after a long battle with cancer. Keli Jo was born March 3, 1964, in St. Petersburg, Florida, and is survived by her parents Donna Jo and Bill Leake, her son Christopher B South, her daughter Samantha Jo Carpenter, her grandson Christopher L South, her siblings Kimberli South-Torres (Leo), Christopher S. South (Salena), Keri...
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Ellen Mcclure

May 17, 1909 - October 27, 2009

100, of St. Petersburg, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. R. A. McClure; and son, R. A. McClure, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Dawn Crabtree, Arthelene Rippy, and Sharon Lindahl; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A visitation will begin at 10:30 AM with a funeral service at 11 AM on Monday,...
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Andrew C. Mcfall

April 4, 1924 - October 27, 2009

MCFALL, Andrew Calhoun, Jr. "Andy", 85, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. He was born on April 4, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA to Dorothy Dodge and Rear Admiral Andrew C. McFall. He attended many schools in his childhood because of his father's naval career, but he graduated from high school at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, DE. Mr. McFall attended the Citadel in...
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Russell Fisher

January 11, 1949 - October 26, 2009

60, of St. Petersburg, crossed over to Eternity on Monday, October 26, 2009. He is survived by his wife; Gloria; children, Christine, Beth, Sean, Jill, and Stefan; 8 grandchildren; parents-in-law, John and Opal Ruhl; and a ton of friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 6 PM at First Baptist Church, 1900 Gandy Blvd. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be...
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Myrtle Ruth Huelster

February 12, 1910 - October 25, 2009

Huelster, Myrtle Ruth, 99, of St. Petersburg, FL went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2009. She was born in 1910 in Watseka, IL. She married Maynard Huelster in 1934 and moved to Florida in 1958. She worked as an RN at the Swan Home, Crown Nursing Home and Beach Convalescent. Myrtle was a Methodist and attended Pasadena Community Church. She loved spending time with her...
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Dorothy Mcconnie

September 13, 1906 - October 25, 2009

103, of St.Petersburg, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2009 at Carrington Place Nursing Home. She was born in Westchester, NY and came to St.Petersburg in 1938. Dorothy worked for the Saint Petersburg Times for 30 years as an executive secretary for Nelson Poynter. She also was an officer and director of the company. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McConnie and...
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Raymond Gardner

March 13, 1915 - October 24, 2009

94, of St. Petersburg, FL, son of Albert and Mable Gardner, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2009 at his home in Village Green. He was born on March 13, 1915 in Troy, NY. He and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to St. Petersburg in 1978 as "snowbirds." In 2002, they permanently relocated to the area. He was an avid bowler, golfer, Pinochle player, fisherman, and shuffle board player. He was a...
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Carroll Elmo Hinson III

November 13, 1937 - October 22, 2009

71, of Seminole, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2009 at home. Born in Washington, DC, he came here in 1993 from Delaware. He was a proud member of the United States Air Force for 30 years, having served in Vietnam, the Gulf War and various duty stations around the world. Carroll was a very devoted husband, father and Pop-pop. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Alice J. Hinson,...
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Nancy Hill

May 11, 1923 - October 22, 2009

86, died Oct. 22nd, in the Edward White Hospital in St. Petersburg after a short illness. Born in Derby, CT. She earned her BS in the School of Home Economics at the University of Connecticut and her MSN at Yale. She was a School Nurse in Braintree, MA. She leaves her husband of 61 years, John; 3 sons, David of Perrysburg, OH, James of Nashua, NH, Mark of Keene, NH; their wives, 7...
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Thomas Clark

March 29, 1930 - October 22, 2009

Clark, Thomas 79, of St. Petersburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 22. He was born in Indianapolis, IN on March 29, 1930. He served in the U.S.M.C. for 30 years, retired MSGYSGT. He is survived by his loving wife, Dora Katherine; son, Bruce; daughters, Karen and Sharon; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Frances Moody. He was a member of the VFW, Am-Vets, and the Eagles. ...
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Miriam Waddell Rogers

February 2, 1936 - October 21, 2009

73, of Seminole, FL passed away Wednesday October 21, 2009 at home, surrounded by her family and under the care of Suncoast Hospice. Born in Cincinnati, OH, she attended Mt. Washington Elementary School and graduated from Withrow High School, before moving to St. Petersburg with her parents in 1954. She attended St. Petersburg Junior College from 1954-1956, and subsequently graduated from...
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Amanda Noelle Nipper

April 24, 1995 - October 19, 2009

14, of St. Petersburg, died October 19, 2009. She is survived by her mom, Heidi Dente and fiancé, Norman Hudson; sister, Kayla and many loving family members and friends.
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Frederick Wozniak

July 4, 1920 - October 18, 2009

89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, October 18, 2009, at St. Anthony's Hospital. He is survived by loving family and friends.
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JoAnn Himes Vogel

October 12, 1931 - October 16, 2009

JoAnn Himes Vogel JoAnn Himes Vogel, 78 a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Friday, October 16, 2009, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Born on October 12, 1931, she attended St. Petersburg High School, and was employed by Florida Power and Light, and subsequently by Tornwall, Lang, and Lee, CPA's prior to her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Victor Vogel, her...
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Herbert C. Melleney

June 19, 1931 - October 13, 2009

Melleney, Herbert C. 78, of St. Petersburg, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Born in Bronxville, NY, he came here in 1962 from Norfolk, VA. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He spent 22 years as the Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Festival of States. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert C. and Ruth Melleney. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda...
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John C. Charlier

June 27, 1927 - October 13, 2009

Charlier, John C. 82, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at Bon Secours Maria Manor. Born in McDonald, PA, he came here in 1941. He graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1945. He served in the United States Navy. He was a member and Elder of the Presbyterian Church in PA. He worked for Duquesne Light Company for 38 years and was a supervisor at Shippingport Atomic Power...
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Helen M. Bova

September 28, 1940 - October 13, 2009

Bova, Helen M. 69, died Oct. 13. She is survived by her loving family. A visitation will begin at 10:30 with a service at 11 on Mon., Oct. 19 at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home (NE Chapel).
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Margot H. Morcillo

April 14, 1918 - October 11, 2009

Morcillo, Margot Hedesa 91, of St. Petersburg, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, moved to Ybor City as a child, and returned to Brooklyn as a teenager. During her time in New York, she was employed as a bilingual administrative assistant. She met and married her husband of 38 years, Maximo, raised 3 children, and the family moved to St. Petersburg in 1963. ...
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Robert Hewitt Wharton III

June 10, 1915 - October 10, 2009

Wharton, Robert Hewitt, III Delta Airline pioneer, Robert Hewitt Wharton, III, passed peacefully from this life on October 10, 2009 at the age of 94. Bob worked for Delta from 1936 to 1973 before retiring to St. Simons Island, Georgia. He then began a new career as a starter at the Sea Island Golf Course for the Cloisters until early retirement at age 89. Bob moved to the Allegro independent...
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Dalal Abu-Hanna

October 9, 2009

Abu-Hanna, Dalal 79, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Fri., Oct. 09, 2009. She is survived by her sons, John, Jack, Mike, and Fred; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held on Sun., Oct. 11, 2009 and Mon., Oct. 12, 2009 from 6 – 8 PM at Anderson McQueen Family Tribute Centers, 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. with a service on Tues., Oct. 13, 2009 at 11 AM at St. Nicholas...
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Ceylon Edward Russell

December 13, 1915 - October 7, 2009

Russell, Ceylon Edward 93, of Dade City, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at HPH Hospice in Dade City, FL. Born in Otisco, NY, he came here in 1980 from Skaneateles, NY. He was a United States Navy veteran having served during WWII. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Louise Russell; son, David Russell; daughter, Gail Hunter; sister Ester Foss; 4 grandchildren...
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Charles Roy Hollis

June 11, 1912 - October 5, 2009

97, of St. Petersburg, died Monday, October 5, 2009, at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in 1912 in St. Petersburg, FL. He graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College, where he enjoyed playing volleyball, softball, and basketball. He was a Chief Radio Operator for the Admiral in charge of submarine warfare for the United States Navy during WWII in Key West. After the war, he worked for Ed...
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Norman Francis Leclair

December 21, 1936 - October 5, 2009

LeClair, Norman Francis. A lot of people knew him as friend but to more than a handful (seven to be exact) he was known as Grandpa, 3 lucky children along with their spouses knew him as Dad and one special person, Cecelia, knew him as "Hon" (short for honey) for 52 years. Norman LeClair came into this world on December 21, 1936 the same way he went out on October 5, 2009 at St. Anthony's...
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Lillian Daniel

February 23, 1926 - October 5, 2009

Daniel, Lillian 83, died Oct. 5, 2009. She is survived by her son, James (Pam); grandchildren, Lindsay and Joey. Service Mon. Oct. 12th at 10:45 AM at Bay Pines National Cemetery.
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Eleanor Markle Speakman

July 4, 1913 - October 5, 2009

96, of St. Petersburg, died Monday, October 5, 2009, at The Allegro at College Harbor. She was born in Sharon, ND and graduated from National-Louis University. She came here in 1968 from New Jersey. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church and Highlanders. She received the "William S. Belcher" award in 1994 from the All Children's Hospital Foundation, where she actively enjoyed...
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Robert Alexis Van Olst

September 19, 1929 - October 3, 2009

80, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, October 3, 2009, at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Davenport, IA, he came here in 2006 from Ocean Springs, MS. He graduated from the University of Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Egbert and Cecilia Van Olst. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lucretia A. Van Olst; daughters, Ann (William J.) Wolf and Barbara (Gary) Murza; sons,...
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John A. Dorsey

April 18, 1973 - September 30, 2009

Dorsey, John A. 36, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at Northside Hospital. He was born in Baltimore, MD, and came to Clearwater in 1992. He was a devoted coach for the Pinellas Park T-Birds. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Dorsey, parents Diane and Frank Linton of Clearwater, FL, and sons, Tyler Dorsey, Kevin and Robert Ewing, brother, Nicholas and his wife Danielle...
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Thomas The Lord Of Shalford

January 19, 1935 - September 26, 2009

The Lord of Shalford, Thomas 74, of Clearwater, died Saturday, September 26, 2009. Survived by wife, Linda The Lady of Shalford. Funeral arrangements by Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers.
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Fredric C. Andrews

January 3, 1926 - September 26, 2009

ANDREWS, FREDRIC C. 83, died September 26, 2009. Born in Owego, New York, he and his wife Ellen moved to Florida in 1952. After a 33 year career working in the advertising departments of the St. Petersburg Times, he retired in 1985. Prior to joining the Times, he worked for the Binghamton (NY) Sun. Following retirement, he consulted for the Nairobi Nation newspaper in Kenya, traveled extensively...
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William Daniel Holsonback, Jr.

April 21, 1982 - September 24, 2009

Holsonback, William Daniel Jr. "Billy" 27, of St. Petersburg, passed away Sept. 24, 2009. He graduated from St. Petersburg Christian School, Palm Harbor Prep and attended St. Petersburg College. He is survived by his parents, Dr. William Holsonback and Carole Holsonback; son, Asa Holsonback; grandmother, Marylouise Donatelli; brothers, Daniel Holsonback and Allen Holsonback; sister, Susan...
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Vincent Sibona

January 3, 1912 - September 23, 2009

Sibona, Vincent J. 97, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009. He is survived by his 3 loving sons, Vincent, Henry, and Jim.
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Mary Elizabeth Fulton

April 5, 1921 - September 21, 2009

Fulton, Mary E. "Betty" 88, of St. Petersburg, passed away Monday, September 21, 2009. Born in Fairfield, CT, she came here in 2001 from Sun Lakes, AZ. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and a resident of Westminster Shores. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Fulton Sr. and her parents, George and Mary Bunting. She is survived by her sister, Sister Anne Bunting,...
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Mary W. Ferris

August 4, 1937 - September 16, 2009

Ferris, Mary W. "Betty" 78, of St. Petersburg died peacefully at home, Monday, Sept 14, 2009 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family who sincerely thank Suncoast Hospice for her excellent care. Betty was born August 4th, 1931 in Little Rock Arkansas. She was a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and received her Masters Degree in Library Science...
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Nick San Marco

October 16, 1927 - September 12, 2009

SAN MARCO, Nicholas C. 81, died Sept. 12, 2009. He was retired from the St. Pete Police Dept & US Navy Reserve/Sea Bees. He is survived by his wife Arlene; son Buddy; daughter-in-law; grandchildren & great grandchildren. Friends may gather on October 16th from 5pm till service time at 6pm at Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers, 2201 Dr. MLK St. N.
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Mary Lynn Coppins

November 18, 1952 - September 12, 2009

56, of St. Petersburg passed away Saturday, September 12th. Mary Lynn will be forever remembered as a faithful and giving friend to the many lives she touched. She is survived by her husband Stephen; daughters Lauren and Lynn; mother Mary Ormston and sister Jean Messick. A memorial service will be celebrated at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Friday, September 18th at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers,...
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Lola B. Counts

March 10, 1914 - September 12, 2009

Counts, Lola B. 95, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2009. She was born in Vernon, FL in Washington County and moved to Dover, FL as a young child. Lola later came to St. Petersburg in 1925. Lola became one of the first members of Allendale United Methodist Church and was active teaching Sunday and Bible School for 35 years. She was active in PTA with her 5 children throughout their...
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Pernille Anne Green

January 22, 1937 - September 11, 2009

Green, Pernille Anne "Peg" 72, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, September 11, 2009 while vacationing on Campobello Island, New Brunswick. She was born and raised in Warroad, Minnesota. Naval orders brought Bob, Peg and family to St. Petersburg in 1977. She was a lifelong lover of music and an accomplished pianist and organist. For many years she was instrumental in the preparation and...
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William Wesley Hartwell, Jr.

May 18, 1930 - September 10, 2009

Hartwell, Jr., William Wesley. 79. Much loved husband of Barbara Whitney Hartwell, died suddenly Thursday, September 10 at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Hartwell is also survived by his children, William Wesley Hartwell III of Buford, Georgia; Robert Douglas Hartwell of Cumming, Georgia; Karen Hartwell Hudgins of Dothan, Alabama; and Paula Hartwell Whitehead of Hiawassee,...
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Roberto Alejandrino Acosta

November 26, 1932 - September 10, 2009

Acosta, Roberto Alejandrino 76, of St. Petersburg, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009, at Bayfront Medical Center. He, his wife, and his daughter immigrated to St. Petersburg from Cuba in 1962. After moving to Florida, he quickly learned the English language and established his own carpentry business. He loved to travel around the world on cruises with his loving wife. His biggest...
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Martin Silvers

March 14, 1926 - September 7, 2009

Silvers, Martin 83, died Sept. 7, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII. Martin was a salesman and businessman in New York, Maryland, and Florida. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Randi. He is survived by his sons, Michael and Marc; daughter-in-law, Joan; granddaughter, Melissa; and sister, Arlene and her husband, Al. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 11 at 11 AM at...
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Avis R. Regner

August 22, 1923 - September 5, 2009

Regner, Avis Lill 86, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, September 5, 2009, at Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing Care Center. Born in Marion, OH to Raymond and Hazel Lill, she graduated from Toledo University as a Registered Nurse. During WWII she served with the VA Hospital of Milwaukee and held critical care, pediatric and OB/GYN nursing positions with a number of U.S. hospitals during her...
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Patricia J. Davis

October 17, 1939 - September 1, 2009

Davis, Patricia J. 69, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at Hospice House Woodside. Born in Toledo, OH, she came here in 1981. She graduated from the University of the South Florida and was a United States Navy veteran. She was a member of Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Boca Ciega Yacht Club and Second Time Arounders Marching Band. She is survived by her husband of 48 years...
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Samuel Foley Bond

September 30, 1916 - September 1, 2009

Bond, Samuel Foley 92, of St. Petersburg, died September 1, 2009. Born in Baltimore, MD, he came here in 1931 from Kentucky. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Hotel Management. He was a United States Air Force Major. He was the son of Ninian Ulysses and Martha Bond; brother of William and Ninian II; father of Linda B. Melleney, Rebecca B. Lettelleir and Samuel; husband of...
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Samuel Ulrich Green, Jr.

March 4, 1925 - September 1, 2009

Samuel U. Green Jr., 84, passed away September 1, 2009. Sam was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born in Decatur GA. and moved to St Petersburg where he graduated from St Pete High in 1942. He was a WWII veteran, an accomplished pilot, Albert Whitted air traffic controller and retired from the FAA in 1980. Sam belonged to the Antique Airplane Assoc. and took pride in once...
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H. Gene Rutherford

January 21, 1929 - August 31, 2009

Rutherford, H. Gene 80, of Pinellas Park, died Monday, August 31, 2009, at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Wauchula, FL, he came here in 1962 from Ft. Meyers. He was a United States Navy veteran. He is survived by wife of 36 years Margie Rutherford, two sons, Daniel J. Rutherford, Paul L. Rutherford, a daughter, Jena M. Glatfelter all of Pinellas Park, FL, a sister, Margie Griffin...
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Della Barron Russell

May 19, 1931 - August 30, 2009

Della Barron Russell She died August 30, 2009 in Seminole, Fl and was born May 19, 1931 in Houston, TX. Della was the daughter of Della K. Barron, a long time pharmacist and educator in Laredo and San Antonio, TX. She memorialized her mother's cattle-raising experiences close to Denton, TX, in the short story, "Granny and the One-Ton Pickup". Della grew up on the border in Laredo and graduated...
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Thomas Perry

December 17, 1956 - August 29, 2009

Perry, Thomas Hall 52, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, August 29, 2009 at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in St. Petersburg, he has been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School, where he was an outstanding center for the football team. Tom was the owner and operator of Perry's Wholesale Produce, Inc. started in 1977 with his late father, Klyce M. Perry. The Perry...
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Ralph William Quartetti

June 10, 1935 - August 29, 2009

Quartetti, Ralph William 74, Born Chicago Illinois, Died Saturday August 29, 2009. He graduated from University of Illinois following three years of service with the US Army. Ralph and his family have been residents of St Petersburg since 1972, where he continued his passion for sailing. Ralph enjoyed local yacht racing and extensive cruising that carried him from upper Lake Michigan through...
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Benjamin F. Giacalone

August 15, 1914 - August 28, 2009

Giacalone, Benjamin F. 95, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, August 28, 2009. Born in Brooklyn, NY and was a United States Army veteran. He is survived by sons Jack (Marion) Giacalone, St. Petersburg, FL , Jim Giacalone, East Meadow, NY, grandson Michael (Jasmine) Giacalone, and a great grandaughter Skylar, St. Petersburg, FL. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00PM on Thursday, September 3...
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Martha L. Sullivan

January 17, 1924 - August 28, 2009

Sullivan, Martha L. 85, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, August 28, 2009. Born in Atlanta, GA, she came here in 1944. She attended the University of Georgia and retired after 38 years of service with Florida National Bank. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles J. and Louise W. Sullivan. She is survived by her sister, Charlotte S. Bacon, niece, Cindy (Tom) Allison; nephew, David...
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Katherine P. Perkins

March 7, 1926 - August 27, 2009

Perkins, Katherine P. 83, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2009. She was born in Needam, MA on March 7, 1926. She moved to Maine in 1942 where she graduated from Waterville High School in 1943. She began a career with New England Telephone Company after she graduated from high school. She married Elmer W. Perkins, Jr. in 1945 and had one son Elmer W. Perkins III. She...
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Casilda Diaz Sullivan Gates

March 30, 1922 - August 27, 2009

Gates, Casilda Diaz Sullivan 87, born in Tampa, FL, died August 27, 2009. She is survived by her sister, Margo Hobbs; daughters, Gloria Sullivan, Shirley O'Sullivan; and sons, Dan Sullivan and wife, Lynn, and Glen Gates and wife, Peggy; nephew, Al Dato and wife, Josephine; grandchildren, Dr. Antoinina Watkins, Daniel, and Dylan Sullivan; and family representative, Karol Kaldenbachak. She is...
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Charles Glenn Boyd

August 25, 1930 - August 26, 2009

Charles Glenn Boyd 79, of St. Petersburg, FL was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Reidsville, GA, August 25, 1930, he was the son of the late James H. Boyd and Rosa Jane Boyd.At the age of 18, Charles enlisted in the United States Army and fought proudly in the Korean War. Upon his discharge he worked for Webb City where he met his wife...
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Theresa A. Snyder

March 1, 1967 - August 26, 2009

Snyder, Theresa Ann (aka Alling Racky-Soles) 42, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday, August 26, 2009, after a ten year battle with breast cancer, surrounded by family and friends. A native of St. Petersburg she graduated from Gibbs High School in 1985. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Snyder; sons, James Racky and Joshua Soles; daughter, Hayley Snyder; parents, Arthur and Gladys Alling;...
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Sangthong Phommavong

May 15, 1944 - August 21, 2009


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Abba Charley Williams

November 3, 1928 - August 17, 2009

Williams, Abba Charles 80, Born in Concord, TN, passed away on August 17, 2009. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, F. Clair Williams, daughter Julie Villafranca (Jim Lindgren) San Diego, CA, and son David C. Williams Houston, TX. Charley graduated from Boston University and did graduate work at the University of Tennessee where she met her husband. She spent her career as an Art...
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Virginia Sablich

April 25, 1922 - August 17, 2009

Sablich, Virginia 87, of Largo died, August 17, 2009. Born in Detroit, MI, she came here in 1992. She was a recent 4 year resident of Bon Secours Nursing Home and Maria Manor and a long time member of the Secular Franciscan Order Prayer Group. She is survived by her loving family: daughter, 2 sons, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, nieces and...
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Martha G. Morris

October 1, 1928 - August 17, 2009

Morris, Martha Edna Gary "Meg" 80, of St. Petersburg, died Monday, August 17, 2009, at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Winter Haven, she came here in 1969 from Hopkinsville, KY. She graduated from Murray State University, and taught for many years at Wellington School in St. Petersburg, as well as many schools in Hopkinsville. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the...
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Marguerite Thomas

December 29, 1911 - August 16, 2009

Thomas, Marguerite 97, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, August 16, 2009, at Shore Acres Rehabilitation and Health Center. She is survived by a loving family.
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Joy Knipe Houston

December 28, 1925 - August 16, 2009

Houston, Joy (Knipe) 83, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, August 16, 2009, at St. Anthony's Hospital after a long illness. Born Dec. 28, 1925, in St. Petersburg, the daughter of the late Ray J. and Virginia (Mueller) Knipe. She graduated St. Petersburg High (1943) and Florida State College for Women (1947) and was an Alpha Gamma Delta Alumna and a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy. She...
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Halyna Wolosheniuk

September 5, 1929 - August 15, 2009

Wolosheniuk, Halyna, of St. Petersburg, beloved mother of daughter, Larissa, and son-in-law, Walter Kushnir, died Saturday, August 15, 2009. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, she came here in 1991 from Buffalo, NY. She was a graduate of Erie County Community College. She worked in various hospitals in Buffalo, NY. She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church. She was involved in...
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Nathan A. Nelson

September 12, 1987 - August 14, 2009

Nelson, Nathan A. 21, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, August 14, 2009, at home. Nathan is survived by his long time girlfriend Ashley Dressel, mother Anne McCloud, brothers Clinton Nelson and Jeremiah McCloud, sister Abigail McCloud, and. Many loving family and friends Services will be held at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Thursday with visitation from 5-7 PM, Services at 7 PM. Donations in...
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Charles R. Knoop

August 30, 1934 - August 13, 2009

By Andrew Meacham, Times Staff Writer In Print: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 ST. PETERSBURG — His sense of humor was about as subtle as the homemade cannon that still sits on his dock. The weapon, a thick cast iron pipe mounted on a rolling steel sled, weighs 300 pounds and can rattle windows across the canal. Charles Knoop enjoyed the ka-boom and the 10-foot acetylene flame when he fired it...
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