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Brewer & 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

Paul Diehl, Sr.

April 6, 1933 - February 15, 2018

Diehl, Paul Sr. "Pops" 84, passed away February 15, 2018, peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born in 1933, in Carbondale, PA into rough beginnings. As he says in his unpublished autobiography Odyssey of a Poor Boy, "my father had abandoned my mother and my sister who was 18 months old. Mother was left alone to give birth, then try to find some way to care for two...
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Michael Roarty

June 8, 1935 - February 11, 2018

ROARTY, Michael J. 82, of Tampa, passed peacefully at the Melech Hospice House on February 11, 2018. The son of Helen and Joseph Roarty, Michael, proud of his Irish Roots(Gola Island, Donegal County), was born in Akron, Ohio, and graduated from Barberton High School. He attended Heidelberg College (OH) on a football scholarship and also played basketball. After sports injuries ended his athletics...
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Sheila Williams

May 24, 1940 - February 2, 2018

Sheila Williams, 77, passed away on February 2nd in Tampa. She was born May 24, 1940, at Twyford Lodge in Willesden, England, the daughter of Alice and Charles Williams. She was the youngest of two siblings. She married Bruce K. Williams, deceased, a U.S. service member in 1958 at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, England. A loving Mother, she was also retired from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service...
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Lilian G Matos

June 1, 1933 - January 29, 2018

Lilian G. Matos, 84, of Tampa, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018. She is survived by her daughters Ercilia Colón, Barbara Morrow, Monica Matos, grandchildren Nicole Matos, (husband, Samer Abdallah) Peter John Colón, Franz Christopher Cebollero, Robert William Colón, Franz Joseph Mele and great grandchildren Enzo and Desi. Lilian was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She above...
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William Franklin Walker

April 12, 1931 - January 28, 2018

William was born on April 12, 1931 and passed away on January 28, 2018. William was a resident of Tampa, FL. He is predeceased by his loving wife; DeLois Walker, daughter; Edna Walker. William is survived by his two sons; Frankie Walker, John Mark Walker, loving family and friends.
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Beverly A Harrington

June 11, 1935 - January 20, 2018

Beverly A Harrington was born on June 11, 1935 and passed away on January 20, 2018. Beverly was a resident of Tampa, FL. Beverly was survived by her two loving daughters; Marie and Roberta, five grandchildren; Andrew, Nicole, Ryan, Rachel and Austin, seven great-grandchildren; Alexi, Reginald, Jovany, Hayven, Delilah, Avianna and Mackenzie, and loving friends and family.
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Robert Kimbrell

May 30, 1959 - January 17, 2018

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Robert W. Kimbrell after a heart breaking battle with cancer at the age of 58. Robert will forever be missed, but will live on in the hearts of the many. Robert is survived by his wife (Kathy), his son (Cory) his mother (Dorothy), Sister (Judy), brother (Don), as well as his three step-sons (Nathaniel, Jonathan, and Christopher), and three...
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Bertha Ann Stanfield

June 16, 1941 - January 15, 2018

Bertha was born on June 16, 1941 and passed away on January 15, 2018. Bertha was a resident of Tampa, FL. Bertha was survived by her loving husband Frank Stanfield, 2 daughters; Chrisy (Tom) Greco and Sharon (Bob) Weber, 1 grandson; Nathan Frost and her loving family and friends.
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Helen F Renaud

August 16, 1931 - January 5, 2018

Helen Renaud, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018. She is the widow of Robert E. Alger and is survived by her husband C. Lee Renaud of Sun City Center FL, two sons, Robert Alger and his wife Donna of Billerica, Massachusetts and Sean Alger and his wife Ann of Kingston, NY and several nieces and nephews. Born in Troy, NY, Helen was athletic throughout her life and was a member...
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Theresa M Watts

March 2, 1932 - January 2, 2018

Theresa was born on March 2, 1932 and passed away January 1, 2018. Theresa was a resident of Tampa, FL.
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Brett William Ziegler

December 30, 1963 - November 28, 2017

Brett William Ziegler born on December 30, 1963 and passed away on November 28, 2017. Brett, who was Born in Joliet Illinois. resided in New Lenox for the majority of his life, and until recently in Tampa Florida. Before his death, Brett was caregiver to his mother Anna (nee: Bloom), and is survived by his brothers Mark Allen & wife Karen, and Kevin Michael & wife Maria, his loving Nieces Katie ...
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Dana Allyn Granger

January 27, 1967 - November 27, 2017

Dana Granger, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Annapolis, MD, died unexpectedly on November 27, 2017 at the age of 50 during a routine medical procedure for melanoma follow up. Dana is survived by his parents James F. & Kathryn Granger of Camp Hill, PA; his fiancé, Theresa Graham of Ocala, FL; his children, Jenna, of Boston, MA and Evan of Manchester, MD; his grandmother, Eva Conrad, of...
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James Roy Saunders

August 9, 1946 - November 6, 2017

Jim (Dad) was born and raised in Orlando Fl. Married Frances Darleen Duke and had 2 children. He was a good family man and worked hard in heavy construction mostly as an iron worker until a stroke disabled him at age 39. Jim loved racing, football, and his line of work but mostly his family. He had 5 older siblings, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. His mother and father passed at a young age for him....
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John Thomas Sanders, Jr.

June 11, 1951 - October 6, 2017

John T. Sanders, Jr., 66, a longtime resident of South Tampa died October 6, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jo Ann; his son John, his wife Lisa and their two children, Bryan and Emma; his daughter Jackie Snider, her husband David and their two children, Lauren and Dylan; and his sister Barbara and her husband Eldon. To the people he loved most, he was known as "Papa" for the last...
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Sara Margaret Sellers

January 22, 1934 - October 5, 2017

Sara Margaret Sellers 83, of Tampa passed away October 5, 2017. Sara was a Retired teacher from Ballast point elementary and resided in south Tampa for 65 years. She attended St. Pete High.. Sara is Survived by sister; Mildred Holton, daughters; Sandy Morrow (Alan Clendening), Mary Plante, son; Sam Sellers, granddaughters; Michelle Onisawa, Mandy Henry, great granddaughters; Kaitlyn and Riley...
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Richard A Barrett

September 12, 1936 - October 3, 2017

Richard "Dick" Anthony Barrett, 81, of Tampa, FL. passed away peacefully October 3rd at home surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born in Philadelphia, PA. to Richard and Margaret Barrett. Joining the Air Force as a teenager, he proudly served his Country with honor in Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand and USA; retiring after 20 years. In 1959 while stationed in San Antonio, TX. he met...
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Bob Alan Chaffee

November 20, 1929 - October 3, 2017

Chaplain Bob Alan Chaffee, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (retired) died October 3, 2017 following a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He passed peacefully at home in the arms of the love of his life, Bobbi. Bob was born November 20, 1929 in Leonardville, Kansas where he grew up and worked on the family farm. He went to Westmar College in Iowa where he met Bobbi. They were...
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Sarah Ann Catherine Coile

January 22, 1976 - October 3, 2017

Coile, Sarah A. 41 went to be with The Lord on Oct. 3rd in the arms of her loving mother and father. She was one of God's special children that gave everyone a real joy to have known her. She is survived by her mother Catherine and Father Wiliam, two sisters Dawn Coile and Rebecca brother William Jr., and sister-in-law Deanna Coile. Three nephews, Corey Cutler, Nicolas Coile and...
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Martha W Joiner

April 9, 1922 - September 21, 2017

Martha W Joiner 95, passed away on September 21, 2017. Martha was born on April 9, 1922 in Marietta, GA. Services will held at the First Reformed Church of Tampa, 8283 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33615, on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:00pm.
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James Curtis Reimink

September 16, 1949 - September 21, 2017

James Curtis Reimink, passed away September 21, 2017. He was born on September 16, 1949 in Holland, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Marsha (Sunderman) Reimink, his two daughters, Stacie Hartzell (Doug) and Carissa Vetromile (David); grandchildren, Ansley Hartzell, Douglas "Trey" Vetromile, III and Paxton Vetromile, siblings, Glen Reimink (Pam), Ruth VerHoeven (Dave),...
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Matthew J Downey

June 13, 1960 - September 16, 2017

DOWNEY, Matthew John 57, of South Tampa, passed away September 16, 2017. He was born in Queens, NY and came here 9 years ago from Cornwall, NY. Matt is survived by; mother, Marilyn; father, Matthew; wife, Susan; daughters, Kaitlyn, Joanna, & Shannon; dog, rosie; sister, Lynn Seijo; nephews, Benjamin & David; niece, Julianna; and a loving family. Matt attended the University of Maine where he...
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Devin Eric Cuscaden

October 20, 2015 - September 14, 2017

Devin is and always will be our little Angel He is survived by his mommy and daddy, Amy & Michael Cuscaden, his maternal grandparents, David & Linda Bryan (PawPa & Nana), his paternal grandfather, Tim Cuscaden (PaPa) and paternal grandmother, Kimberly Cuscaden (Grandma), and his maternal grandmothers, Jeannene Bryan (Nanny) and Carol Cutaia (Grandmama). He is also survived by his great...
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Gregory Allen Palmer

August 14, 1965 - September 14, 2017

Gregory Allen (Moss) Palmer "Cruiser" was born in Tampa, Florida on August 14, 1965 and made his transition on September 14, 2017. He is survived by the love of his life Carla Gail Young, mother Marynell Butler Palmer, father Dennis Palmer and wife Barbara, father M. Allen Moss and wife Debbie, sister and brother-in-law Denise and John Zentler with niece Charlotte Mary, brother and sister-in-law...
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Jerry Richard Miller

May 30, 1927 - September 8, 2017

MILLER, Jerry Raymond 92, Passed away September 8, 2017. Born & raised in Tampa, FL on May 30, 1925. He is survived by Wife of 68 years, Ruth Miller; Son, Ray; Sister, Betty Ann; Grandson, Matthew; Granddaughter Audra; Great Granddaughter Mia; and predeceased by Daughter Jeriann. Jerry graduated from Plant High School and Tampa University. He worked for American Can Co. for 36 years as a tool ...
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Robert Larry Ingram, Sr

September 28, 1933 - August 23, 2017

Robert Larry Ingram "Bob" passed away at the age of 83 in Tampa, Florida on August 23, 2017. Born in Bellefontaine, Ohio on September 28, 1933 to Frank Blair and Helen Ingram. He was married 64 years to his high school sweetheart, Juanita Sue Holbrook. Robert retired in 1976 after 23 years of service in the United States Air Force and Marines. He retired again in 1996 from University of South...
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James Rogers

March 20, 1930 - August 18, 2017

James M. Rogers, 87, of Tampa, Florida passed away August 18, 2017. Jim was predeceased by his father, Martin Hudak, mother, Helen Lubelec Hudak, and sisters Helen Kinney and Dolores Mastronardi. He is survived by his twin sister Sister M. Ferdinand Hudak (Jane) and brother Martin Hudak. Jim was a chief in the United States Navy for 30 years and traveled the world. He had a wonderful sense of...
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Thomas "John" Johnson Reaves

March 2, 1950 - August 1, 2017

Thomas "John" Johnson Reaves 67, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2017. He was born in Anniston, Alabama. John was survived by his two sons, David and Stephen; daughter, Layla; sister, Caroline Reaves; five grandchildren; former wife, Patti Reaves; and loving family. He will always be remembered for having a huge heart who was passionate about his family, friends, and The University of...
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Olen F. "Bud" Levell

December 19, 1942 - July 27, 2017

Olen F. Levell III, "Bud," passed away on July 28, 2017 after a long battle with heart disease. Bud was born in Roanoke Virginia and attended Coates Elementary School. His family moved Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he attended Mt. Lebanon High School. After graduating in 1961, he attended Hargraves Military Academy for a short time before joining the 101st Airborne division, where he discovered...
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Edward Scafidi

March 6, 1942 - July 26, 2017

Mr. Edward Rosario Scafidi, a loving husband, father and brother went to be with our Lord on July 26th 2017 after a hard fought battle with Mesothelioma. Born March 6, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eddie moved to Homestead Florida in 1950, where as a youngster he would climb quickly to the top of a tall Australian pine tree and as it started to bend over, throw his legs out and ride it...
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Fehim Velic

May 30, 1961 - July 22, 2017

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Charles. Frederick Mangene, Jr.

April 20, 1954 - July 13, 2017

Charles Frederick Mangene, Jr. 63, passed July 13, 2017. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Megan; father, Charles Sr.; and brother, Michael Mangene. He is survived by his daughter, Amy Fletcher; mother, Lillian Mae; siblings, Karen Clymer, Kristine Reid, Teresa Burton, Stephen Mangene, Anthony Mangene, and Lois Phelps; fiancé, Deborah Robertson; and loving family.
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Samuel Guess

January 29, 1931 - July 12, 2017

Sam Guess, born January 29, 1931 in Altoona, AL. passed away on July 12, 2017. Predeceased by daughter Doris "Marie" Guess. He is survived by the love of his life of 63 years Julia Guess, children; Delores Williams, Sam A. Guess and grandchildren; Steven Williams, Juliana Guess and Sam J. Guess. Sam served the South Tampa area for over 30 years with his body shop and wrecker service. He was a...
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Yancy Dean Kill

February 9, 1959 - July 7, 2017

Yancy Dean Kill 58, of South Tampa, passed away on July 7, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Shirley and Wayne Kill; sisters, Kelly, Cindy, and Lisa; brothers, Wayne Jr., and Steven; and nieces and nephews.
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Mark Elliot Collet

April 22, 1959 - July 1, 2017

Mark Elliot Collet 58, of South Tampa, passed away on July 1, 2017. He was born in Boston, MA. Mark was a welder/pipefitter for ship yards around the Tampa area. He liked working with his hands and repairing things. He loved playing the guitar. He always made you laugh. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Wynona Collet. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie of Tampa;...
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Felipe Gil

October 8, 1950 - June 30, 2017

Felipe "Phil" Gil passed away at his home in Odessa on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the age of 66 following a difficult recovery from surgery. Born and raised in Tampa, Phil was a long-time and cherished friend to many. He is predeceased by his parents Onelio and Onelia Gil, his sister Cecelia Gil, and beloved wife Rosalind Gil. His is survived by his son Justin Gil, his daughter Lauren Julian, and...
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Timothy M. Hamilton

February 8, 1956 - June 21, 2017

Timothy Hamilton, 61, Passed away June 21, 2017. He is survived by daughter, Brooke Wrzesinski; three brothers, Bobby Neal Hamilton Jr., James Hamilton, & Derrick Witzel; three sisters, Mechiel Michelson, Cynthia Hamilton, & Robyn Mays; and two grandsons, Isaac & Ezekiel Wrzesinski. Timothy worked for CCX Freight Company as a truck driver as well as Coca Cola. He was a lifelong member of Woodlawn...
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Frances J. Carter

April 21, 1929 - June 12, 2017

Frances Carter 88, passed away on June 12, 2017. Daughter of Louis M. Torrens and Carrie Francis Torrens. She is predeceased by her brothers, Louis Torrens and Richard E. Torrens of Tampa, FL, and sister, Patsy Hambrick of Tampa, FL. Frances is survived by Two daughters; Linda Castellano and Vickie Grillo of Tampa, FL, One sister; Carolyn Winfrey of Tampa, FL, Three grandchildren; K.C. Castellano...
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Joseph Gellis

January 22, 1970 - May 31, 2017

Joseph Gellis passed on Wednesday, May 31st 2017. He served 20+ years in the Air Force as a Boom Operator, and Flight Engineer. Joe will always be remembered for how much he loved his family, and those who surrounded him. We will always remember Joe for his sense of humor and his ability to make any situation enjoyable and fun. This fund for is being created for those who would like to donate...
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Camilia Wertley

June 12, 1942 - May 30, 2017

CAMILIA WERTLEY, 74, of Tampa, passed away May 30, 2017. Camilia was a military wife and a retired para educator. She dedicated her life to raising her family. Camilia is survived by her husband Neil and her sister Elizabeth Istak. Children; Christopher and Ronald. Grandchildren; Tiffany, Hope (Nikki), and Connor. Great grandchildren; Brooke and Bradley. She was loved and will be dearly missed....
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Luis CRUZ Rodriguez, Jr

March 3, 1954 - May 29, 2017

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Edward Hunt

May 27, 1925 - May 28, 2017

Edward Henry Hunt, May 27,1925 - May 28, 2017 Age 92. Born in Philadelphia, PA. Edward graduated from Girard College in 1942. Edward joined the United States Navy and studied under Admiral Rickover's Nuclear Program in W. Milton New York. Following his retirement, he attended St. Leo and worked at the United States Post Office. Edward is survived by his two children, son Edward Jr. and his...
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Betty Lewis

March 31, 1937 - May 28, 2017

Betty Lewis died on May 28, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Saco, Maine on March 31,1937 to Walter and Sophie Grace. She attended Saco Schools and graduated from Thornton Academy, class of 1955. She was a member of the TA marching band. She married Thomas Lewis, a WWII Veteran in 1958. Betty's career was in the insurance industry where worked for Geico, Travelers and other companies...
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Mary L. Kemp

September 30, 1926 - May 26, 2017

Mary (LaBruzzo) Kemp, age 90, passed away on Friday May 26, 2017. Mary was born and raised in Ybor City, graduated from Hillsborough High School, and lived all of her life in Tampa. She was very proud of her Italian heritage and had a special passion for cooking that blessed us all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie and survived by her children, David (Deb) of TX, Glen (Jane),...
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Robert Walczak

September 26, 1939 - May 19, 2017

Robert "Bob" Walczak left this world on May 19, 2017 to spend eternity with his wife Pam who preceded him in death . Bob was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served for 20 years. Bob will be greatly missed by his his son, Anthony Walczak and his wife Colleen Walczak as well as by his daughter Rebecca Hopkins, her husband Steve Hopkins and Bob's pride and joy, his grandchildren,...
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December 5, 1928 - May 18, 2017

Ruth A. Schneider, 88 , of Tampa passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. Ruth is survived by her son, Gary Schneider; daughter,Yvonne Pingel ( Kevin); and Granddaughters, Allison Pingel and Sabrina Bartholomay ( Matthew "Bart"). Ruth was born on Dec.5, 1928, in Buffalo,NY. She Married her beloved husband, Albert Schneider, on October. 8, 1950. Together they had 55 years on this earth and now...
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Leonie Rita Kerbis

September 22, 1935 - May 15, 2017

Leonie Rita Kerbis, 81, of Tampa, FL, passed away on May 15, 2017. She is survived by her loving family and friends. She will be dearly missed.
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Nellie E Angelo

October 28, 1922 - April 18, 2017

Nellie E. Angelo, passed away on April 18,2017, at the age of 94. Nellie is survived by her Daughters: Wanda (Clarence) Hardwick, Linda (Dennis) Rogge, Angela (Wayne) Perez. 10 Grandchildren: Christa Romero, Jason Hardwick, Sarah Mae Hardwick, Charity Hardwick, Julia Houle, Walter Lee Lopresto, Ines Applegate, Michelle Peterson, Christina Berkowicz, Tiffany Oliver and Numerous Great Grandchildren...
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Michael Rodriguez

November 17, 1978 - April 14, 2017

Michael is Survived by his parents: Hiram L. Rodriguez and Milagros A. Rodriguez; Sisters: Anna Teresa (Rodriguez) Kovacic and Maria Marguarita (Rodriguez) Agudelo; Brother: Hiram Rodriguez Jr. Michael is also survived by brother-in-laws, sister -in-law, 11 nieces and nephews and many extended family members. Michael was an Accomplished musician and started playing the piano at the age of 4....
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Dolores Carlson

April 4, 1930 - April 8, 2017

Dolores always put others before herself and without hesitation! Often, times she set aside her own needs, in order to provide for her eight children. She made sure they had the things they wanted or needed… Dolores met Earl at a military party, where they hit it off and so they married 3 months later! Being a Military man's wife was challenging at times, but she rose up to the task along...
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Gina Fritz

April 3, 2017

Gina Finorenza Fritz 81 of Tampa, FL passed away on April 2nd 2017 Mrs. Fritz was born in Naples, Italy. She is predeceased by Earl E. Dailous Sr. and Carrie (daughter) Survived by: Lester A. Fritz her beloved Husband, James Dailous (son) of Westerville, Ohio, Gina Down (daughter) of Newport, N.C,. Darlene freeman (daughter) of St. Petersburg, FL., Earl E. Dailous Jr. (son) of Tuscon,...
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Barbara Devoe

January 6, 1926 - March 29, 2017

On March 29, 2017 our beloved Mother passed away peacefully in her home. She has left behind many who loved her and will miss her deeply. Her gentle heart, and generous spirit, her big smile, and quite laugh, her fairness, and wisdom are her legacy. She had a strong love of family and a loyalty to all she met. She did not judge or hold contempt. She was simple in full beauty. A tiny person with a...
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Dale Handy

November 2, 1934 - March 26, 2017

Dale Handy 82 of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully at home on March 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dale was born on November 2, 1934 in Lincoln, Nebraska to the parents of Lawrence and Freida Handy. He worked at the Tampa Tribune for over 20 years as a printing pressman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is predeceased by his parents, his wife of 53...
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Susan Pyles Oliver

February 22, 1925 - March 22, 2017

Susan Pyles Oliver passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Florida Hospital in Tampa. Sue was born February 22, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Maude Johnston and Vernon Wendell Pyles. She attended Louisville public schools, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and earned her bachelor's degree from Carson Newman College. Sue began her career in Louisville as a medical technologist at...
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John Perez

July 21, 1939 - March 21, 2017

Age: 77 of Tampa, FL. He was born in Tampa, FL. Preceded By: His brothers Emilio & Manuel Perez. His parents Manuel & Celia Perez. His uncle/step parents Martha & Paulino Esperon. His half-sister Mary Dawson. Survived By: His loving wife Jennifer Perez, His son Scott & wife Julie Perez and granddaughter Nina Perez. His cousin/step sister Martha Rodriguez (Robert), his sister in-laws Orchid &...
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Tommy Adkins

June 23, 1932 - March 20, 2017

Tommy Lee Adkins was born in 1932 during the depths of the depression. He was born in the small rural town of Homosassa FL to Willie D. Adkins and Willie Rae Adkins who, as a young couple, had the unique distinction of having the same first names. Six years later the family would move to Tampa where Tommy's father would find employment at the newly built MacDill Field as a refrigeration and...
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Joyce Odenwelder Danner

April 17, 1935 - March 5, 2017

Joyce Odenwelder Danner, 81, Tampa, FL, formerly of Port Charlotte, FL, and Bethlehem, PA. She was born on April 17, 1935 in Allentown, PA and passed away March 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Robert H. Danner. She is survived by her children: Daughter, Jody Boehnlein (husband John) of Michigan City IN, Son, Daniel Danner (wife Nancy) Grandchildren: Allison and...
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Betty Radzevich

January 30, 1937 - March 2, 2017

"Betty A Radzevich, 80, of Lakeland, FL, loving wife and mother, passed away March 2, 2017. She was born January 30, 1937, inChicago, Illinois. Betty is predeceased by her parents, Ben and Mary Beske; her brother, Bill Beske; and sister, Lucille Dewitt. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Karl; son Eddie and his wife, Lora, of Tampa, Fl.; sister, Linda Coyle, of Chicago, Ill....
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Alice Moran

April 16, 1926 - February 28, 2017

Alice Moran, age 90, passed Feb 28, 2017. Loving mother and grandmother. Predeceased in death by her husband. Survived by her children Robert, John, Ken, Pattie, Linda Barbi and 38 grandchildren. Visitation will be held March 2nd from 7 to 9 at 3328 S. Dale Marby. Burial will be held March 3rd at 12:30 at Florida National Cemetery.
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Monica Theresa Brenner

January 13, 1921 - February 20, 2017

Monica Theresa Brenner, 96, of Auburndale, formerly of Tampa passed away February 20, 2017. She was born in Rochester, New York. Monica was predeceased by her husband, James Brenner. She is survived by 9 children, 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and many loving extended family members and friends. Monica loved being with family and friends and enjoyed playing card...
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Martha Grace Fisher

February 18, 2017

Martha Grace Fisher, 87, passed on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Tampa, FL. "Grace" was born in a humble house in a part of Tampa Florida known as Seminole Heights on August 7, 1929. She was preceded in death by her parents Holmes and Julia Neal Gilbert, her sister Marjorie Hughey, her brothers Malcolm Holmes (Buck) Gilbert and James Lansing Gilbert. She is survived by her children Paula...
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John Jacob Hilgerson

June 21, 1926 - February 14, 2017

John Jacob Hilgerson, 90, passed away February 14, 2017. He was born June 21, 1926 in Jacksonville, Fl. He worked at the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority for 30 years. John was predeceased by his wife Mary Hilgerson and is survived by daughters Julia Campfield & Shirley Little as well as many grandchildren.
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McLeroy "Mac" King

January 1, 1935 - February 13, 2017

McLeroy (Mac) King, of Tampa, FL passed away on February 13th, 2017 at the age of 82. Born in Wortham, Texas, Mac was the eldest son of Clark and Ann Bennett King. He was raised in Shreveport, LA along with his two brothers, Bobby & Carl, and his two sisters, Jeannette & Jackie, where he attended Fair Park High School. Following high school, he then served in the US Army, where he attained...
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John Thomas Montgomery

May 3, 1931 - February 7, 2017

John Thomas Montgomery, 85, passed away on February 7, 2017. John was born May 3,1931 in Marietta, GA. He was a graduate of Sarasota High School; attended the Citadel in Charleston, SC; spent 4 yrs in the United States Navy in Pensacola and St. Thomas; and was a graduate of The University of Florida where he became a life long Gator Fan. He worked for 31 yrs. at Honeywell, from 1965-1994; ...
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Balbina Cruz

August 2, 1920 - February 7, 2017

Balbina Cruz, 96, of Tampa, passed away February 7, 2017. She was born on August 2, 1920 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico the daughter of Manuel Oliveras and Maria Ramos. She is predeceased by her husband, Valentin Cruz. Balbina was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and was a seamstress. Balbina is survived by her 6 sons, Miguel A. Cruz Sr. and...
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George J Hoock

April 23, 1923 - February 6, 2017

George J. Hoock, passed away on February 6, 2017, due to long time health issues. George was born on April 23, 1923, in Chicago, IL but moved shortly after birth to Louisville, KY and came to Tampa in 1948. George served in the Navy during WWII. He is pre-deceased by wife Frances. George has two daughters; Janice Byrd, Debbie Dessureau, son; Kevin Hoock, five grands; Denise Cornett, Darlene...
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Cynthia Cindy Corkum

April 1, 1964 - February 6, 2017

Cynthia "Cindy" Martin Corkum, 52, of Tampa FL. passed away on February 6, 2017. She was born in Goldsboro, NC. Cindy moved to Tampa 42 years ago from Chester, SC. Cindy is predeceased by her mother, Glenda B. Martin. She is survived by her father, Jim Martin; brother, Rick Martin; sister-in-law, Mindy Martin; aunt and uncle, Marilyn and Chuck Crocker; uncle, Al Bickett and many other family...
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Nelda Finfrock Armstrong

April 24, 1934 - February 5, 2017

Nelda Sue (Finfrock) Armstrong age 82 of Chester, VA passed away February 5, 2017. She was born in Waterview, KY. and called Tampa home for many years. She is predeceased by her parents Edwin and Delcia Garmon, Linus (Bud) Finfrock, husband, Virgil D. Armstrong, husband, and Cindy L. Finfrock –infant daughter. She is survived by, Chuck (Lori) Finfrock- son- Maryville, TN., Christine (Glen)...
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Virginia Ashby

July 4, 1921 - February 4, 2017

Virginia Ellis Ashby, died February 4, 2017 at age 95. She was born in Macon, GA, July 4, 1921. She is a graduate of Plant High School and attended the University of Tampa. She was predeceased by her parents, J. Edward Sr. and Virginia Gray Ellis, Brother, J. Ed Ellis Jr. and his wife, Peggy, sister, Jean Ellis Clark and her husband, Jack. She is survived by her loving husband, Rufus of Tampa...
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Leslie Magee

August 11, 1924 - February 2, 2017

Magee, Leslie, 92 of Tampa, Fl passed away on Feb. 2, 2017 at Tampa General Hospital. Leslie was born in Montreal, Canada. She split her younger years between Canada and Washington DC before coming to Tampa where she resided for approximately 50 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Greater Tampa Showmans Association, and an honorary Army Captain. She involved herself...
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Leslie Magee

August 11, 1924 - February 2, 2017

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William Rush

August 3, 1949 - January 29, 2017

William Rush, 67, of Tampa, passed away unexpectedly on January 29, 2017. William, often referred to as "Cowboy" or "Wild Bill" was born in Germany on August 3, 1949 to Bernard and Else Rush. William proudly served his country in the the United States Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force, William worked for the Tampa International Airport. William was also a skilled welder. ...
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Deloris Torrens

August 8, 1947 - January 19, 2017

Deloris Torrens, 69, of Tampa, FL, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2017. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Military Wife. Deloris was married for 44 years to Richard E. Torrens, Sr., who preceded her in death in 2011. She was Baptist by faith and a member of West Broad Street Baptist Church in Tampa. She is survived by her children, Karen Torrens and Richard Torrens, Jr.,...
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Keith Gordon Weaver

February 6, 1928 - January 17, 2017

Keith Gordon Weaver, 88, of Tampa passed away January 17, 2017. Born in Lansing, Michigan on February 6, 1928 to Sylvester and Alice Weaver. Keith was an Army veteran. He is survived by his loving family including his wife, Frances; children, grandchildren and extended family. Keith was laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery.
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Timothy J. Robinson, Sr.

May 8, 1945 - January 15, 2017

Timothy J. Robinson, Sr., 71, of Tampa passed away January 15, 2017. Born on May 8, 1945 to Franklin and Estelle Robinson in Mount Vernon, New York. Timothy is survived by his children, Ginger (Clint) Case, Timothy J. (Sarah) Robinson, Jr., and Matthew Robinson; heavenly grandchild, Ashley L. Robinson and earthly grandchildren, Mariah, Courtney, Morgan, Madison, Chase, Cole, and Kendall. Also...
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Maria E. Arzuaga

April 27, 1910 - January 13, 2017

ARZUAGA, Maria E., 106 of Tampa passed away on January 13, 2017. Maria was born in Puerto Tierra, Puerto Rico on April 27, 1910. Maria is survived by great-grandchildren, Justin Gil and Lauren Julinn and great-great-grandchild, Ariella Gil and will be greatly missed.
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Barton Hartsock

March 8, 1936 - January 12, 2017

Hartsock, Barton D, 80. Born to Ray & Margaret Hartsock. Former owner of Southern Equipment Corp. He was a mentor to all. Left to cherish his memory wife, Shelley P. Hartsock; daughter, Dr. Colleen Riley; son, Ian (Natasha) Hartsock; step-sons, Matt (Sheila) Cowley & Wes (Marianne) Cowley; grandchildren, Aaron, Hanna, & Sara Riley & Andrew Hartsock. Predeceased by wives, Kathleen Moore Brewer...
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Mary F. Gomez

January 12, 2017

GOMEZ, Mary F. "Lela", 98, of Tampa passed away at home surrounded by family. Mary was born in Tampa to Genaro and Obdulia Fernandez. Survived by loving daughters, Didi (Marc) Zudar and Elisa (Stephen) Gomez Pennimpede; grandchildren; Joshua (Rachel) Zudar, Megan (Matt) Sheehan, Elise (Harry) Scott; brother-in-law, Joseph (Gilda) Gomez; nieces and nephews, Jody Pomeroy, Donna Bratton, Mark Gomez...
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Loretta M. Major

August 1, 1920 - January 12, 2017

Loretta Rosemary Mann Major, a true and faithful daughter of Christ was peacefully called home to our Lord, Thursday, January 12th in Tampa, Florida. Loretta served her family and community throughout her 96 years. Born in Detroit, Michigan, August 1, 1920, third in a family of 6 children. She grew up through the Great Depression and attended nursing school at Mercy College, where she...
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David Ballard Hicks

September 16, 1965 - January 11, 2017

David B. Hicks, 51, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 11, 2017. David was born on September 16, 1965 to Ballard and Geneva Hicks in Tampa, Florida. David was loved by all who knew him. In his 51 years, David was able to make a difference to so many. A dedicated Christian, David worked as a missionary in Haiti to help build houses, shelters and churches for homeless...
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Elyse Barbara McKnight

September 3, 1986 - January 7, 2017

Elyse Barbara McKnight, 30, Tampa native and life long resident of Brandon passed away at home on January 7, 2017 after a short, courageous battle with Cancer. A Mem. Svc. will be Fri., Jan. 13th at 4:00 pm at River of Life Christian Center located at 6605 Krykul Avenue, Riverview. Life Celebration Sun., Jan.15th 2-4 pm at J.W. Cate Recreation Center, St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers,...
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Robert C. French

May 12, 1916 - January 2, 2017

Robert C. French, 100, of Tampa passed away at 8:40 PM on January 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth L. French. Robert is survived by two sons, Robert C. French of Inverness and Larry D. French of Tampa; three grandson, James, David, and Richard; one granddaughter, Linda; three great-grandchildren, Janessa, Hailee and Dakota; and one great-great grandson, Grayson. ...
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June Martin

July 27, 1933 - January 1, 2017

June Martin, 83, of Tampa passed away January 1, 2017. June was born in New York on July 27, 1933 to Claude and Flora Davis. June is survived by loving husband, Clifford; two sons, Guy Martin and Jeffrey Williams; and daughter, Kimberly Williams. June will be greatly missed by family and friends. Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Tuesday, January 10 at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment at...
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Robert P. Downing

November 20, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Robert Pomeroy Downing, 92, of Tampa, passed away December 22, 2016. Born in Haddonfield, NJ on November 20, 1924 to John and Marion. Retired after 29 years of service with the U.S. Navy and Reserves and was a WWII veteran. Robert enjoyed gymnastics, boating, and travelling, especially cruises. Survived by sons, John (Donna) Downing of Valrico, FL and Jim Downing of Hope Sound, FL; and sister,...
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Frederick R.T. Fortier, Jr.

January 19, 1936 - December 21, 2016

Fortier, Frederick R.T. 80, Tampa, passed away peacefully on December 21st, 2016. Fred was born January 19, 1936 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Frederick and Angele Fortier. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years Edda (2007) and sister June (2013). Loving father to Steven Fortier (Bonnie), Anna Brown, Robert Fortier, Theresa Fernandez (Mark) and Kristin Gomez (Jorge); Papaw to Danielle ...
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Jerry B. Baker

May 22, 1930 - December 18, 2016

BAKER, Jerry B., 86, of Tampa passed away December 18, 2016. Jerry, a devout Christian, is predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Margaret "Peggy" who passed 2011. Survived by loving family including children, Jerry (Holly) Baker, Jr. and Suzanne (Robert) Wall and grandchildren, Philip (Jessica) Kidd, Jameson, Jordan, and Janae Baker.
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Helga Gudrun Molby

August 2, 1939 - December 14, 2016

Helga G. Molby, 77, of Tampa passed away Dec. 14, 2016. Born in Germany Aug. 2, 1939 to Walter & Erna Koenig. She was a fabulous chef, a wonderful wife & mother. Helga made quilts for premature babies with her close group of quilting friends. Survived by loving husband of over 50 years, Richard; children, Richard (Mitzi) Molby of OK & Patricia Molby of Germany; gsons David & Jeremy Stephenson;...
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William Patrick Murphy

November 30, 1935 - December 13, 2016

MURPHY, William Patrick, 81, of Tampa, Florida passed away December 13, 2016. Born to William Walter and Magdalyn Murphy on November 30, 1935 in Santa Monica, California. William will be missed by family and friends.
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Oliver Kennett Browning , Sr.

September 15, 1930 - December 4, 2016

BROWNING, Oliver Kennett (Kenney) 86, of Tampa, Fl. Passed away December 4, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife Norma Jean (57 years) whom he loved and cherished. He is survived by his loving family: daughter Connie Putnam; son Oliver K. (Kenney) Browning, Jr ; two grandsons, Kenney Lee ( Stephanie) and John Browning (Natasha); three granddaughters, Kimberly Lorenz (John), Kerianne...
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Josephine Frances Chambers

February 14, 1932 - December 3, 2016

CHAMBERS, Josephine F., 84, of Tampa passed away on December 3, 2016. Born February 14, 1932 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Stanley and Maude Frybort. Survived by daughter, Sherrie and grandson, Phil Smith and family. Josephine will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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Sandra Mary McNamara

August 8, 1954 - December 2, 2016

Sandra Mary McNamara, 62, of St. Petersburg passed away December 2, 2016 at her home. Sandra was born in Massachusetts to Roger and Helen on August 8, 1954. Sandra was one of eight children. She relocated to the area in 2011. Sandra was an avid member of Christ the King Catholic Church and worked in the after school program. Sandra enjoyed photography, antiquing and reading murder mysteries. ...
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Stephen Ankudowich

September 30, 1948 - November 28, 2016

The Reverend Stephen Ankudowich Steve was born on September 30, 1948 in Northampton, Massachusetts, to Kostanty and Mary Ankudowich. He grew up in Leeds, Massachusetts, and graduated from Northampton High School in 1966. He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, majoring in history, and had the opportunity to spend his junior year in Paris with the Smith College Junior Year Abroad...
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Mary Kelly Montalto

August 7, 1966 - November 28, 2016

Mary Kelly Montalto, "Kelly", passed away under hospice care on November 28, 2016. She was 50 years old. She was surrounded by her family and friends, and the many well wishes of those she had touched over the years. Kelly was born in Mobile, Alabama, living most of her life in Tampa, FL. She was a graduate of Chamberlain High School, and received her Bachelors and Master's Degree at the...
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Alice M. Klaas

February 8, 1926 - November 28, 2016

KLAAS, Alice Marguerite Lee., 90, of Tampa, passed away November. 28, 2016. Born to Leonard and Marie (Harp) Lee in Port Huron, MI on Feb. 8, 1926. Alice had a kind, generous spirit. She volunteered in MI & FL in hospitals & with the American Red Cross. Alice was not only active with her churches, but helped other churches as well. She enjoyed bowling & golf. Predeceased by 4 brothers, 3...
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Robert Anthony Saccaggi

October 27, 1957 - November 17, 2016

Robert A. "Bobby" Saccaggi, 59, of South Tampa, passed away November 17, 2016. Bobby was born in New York, New York on October 27, 1957 to Henry M. and Helen C. Saccaggi. Bobby relocated to the Tampa area in 1984 and trained to become an electrician. Bobby worked in the commercial electrical field, most recently as a superintendent with Alliance Power Solutions, Inc. He worked throughout his...
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James A. Fernandez

March 1, 1924 - November 9, 2016

FERNANDEZ, James A., 92, of Tampa, Florida entered into eternal rest on November 9, 2016. Born to Eustasio and Carmen on March 1, 1924. A Tampa native, James proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. James is survived by his loving wife, Adalina and many family members. He will be forever missed by his family and friends. The family is currently working on James's life story; please check...
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Robert Joseph Yacobellis

November 1, 1973 - November 7, 2016

YACOBELLIS, Robert Joseph "Alex", 43, of Tampa, passed away November 7, 2016. Born to Robert A. and Barbara in Philadelphia on November 1, 1973. Alex was a Boy Scout in Hatfield, PA . and enjoyed playing soccer. He was a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School and worked at Zoto's Diner in Line Lexington, PA before moving to Florida in 1993. Later in life, Alex worked for Oasis Outsourcing,...
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Janice E. Lawrence

January 11, 1941 - November 6, 2016

LAWRENCE, Janice E., 75 of Spring Hill passed away November 6, 2016. Born in Danville, Georgia on January 11, 1941. Janice will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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Paul Haines

September 15, 1923 - October 31, 2016

Paul Haines, ("Pap", "Jug") born September 15, 1923, left his Earthly body on October 31, 2016 to join his wife of 73 years, Lenora ("Bubba, Babe") who left us on May 30, 2007, in Eternal Slumber. Paul was born in St. Michael, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his daughter, Alice Bieber of Tampa, and his son, Paul Haines and daughter-in-law, Joanna, of Palm Coast. Paul is a grandfather of 5,...
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Joyce Gardner Peterson

April 3, 1932 - October 30, 2016

PETERSON, Joyce G., 84, of Tampa, FL passed away on October 30, 2016. Joyce was born in Long Island, New York to Payson and Josephine on April 3, 1932. Please offer support to her husband, A. Lewis Peterson and family at this difficult time.
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Emanuel Nicholas Dragomer, Jr.

September 7, 1926 - October 25, 2016

Emanuel Nicholas Dragomer, Jr., 90, of Tampa passed away October 25, 2016. Born in East Chicago, Indiana on September 7, 1926 to Emanuel Sr. and Elizabeth. Emanuel proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Emanuel will be interred Indiana. Emanuel is survived by his loving family and friends.
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