Blount & Curry Funeral Home - MacDill Avenue Chapel

Tampa was a very small city in 1913 when the doors first opened at the Blount Henderson Funeral Home. This partnership was short-lived however, with Frazier T. Blount purchasing Henderson's interest four years later, forming the F. T. Blount Company Funeral Home. In that era, funeral establishments were usually small converted residences. Searching for larger quarters, Mr. Blount purchased two homes on the northeast corner of Tyler and Marion Streets. One structure was converted to a funeral home and the other became his family residence. An enclosed passageway connected the two facilities creating Tampa's first funeral home staffed on a 24-hour basis. In 1952, Mr. Blount decided to retire and sold his business to two of his key employees, Henry Hale and Jack Yent, Sr. Three years later, Hale and Yent built Tampa's first conventional funeral home on Nebraska Avenue. That building now houses the administrative offices and training center for new employees and continuing education classrooms for all personnel. Over the years, numerous firms from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties joined the F.T. Blount firms, including Curry & Son Funeral Home, founded by Mark Curry, Jr. In late 2006, the Terrace Oaks Chapel was added to serve families of Temple Terrace and the Tampa area. Today, four chapels and three cemeteries proudly serve the residents of Tampa as members of the Blount & Curry family. Life is very precious. When a life does end, saying goodbye is very difficult. It is the mission of the Blount & Curry family of funeral homes to assist families through this most difficult period by providing the very finest services and cemeteries in the most caring and meaningful way.


Our Obituaries

Judith Arlene Ryan

December 19, 1943 - September 28, 2016

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David K. Beery

November 30, 1951 - September 28, 2016

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Stapleton Dabney Gooch

February 1, 1939 - September 27, 2016

77, of Tampa, passed away on Tuesday, Sept 27th at his home. He was born Feb 1st, 1939 in Lake Wales, FL and moved to Tampa Bay in 1966. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the History of Architecture from the University of Virginia. He worked for Harry A. MacEwen A.I.A. until starting his own interior design firm, Stapleton Gooch, Inc. in 1974. He was a member of A.S.I.D...
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Raquel Fruchter

March 6, 1951 - September 26, 2016

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William L. Martin

March 23, 1923 - September 26, 2016

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Edward R. Lewis

June 6, 1962 - September 24, 2016

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Edward R. Lewis

June 6, 1962 - September 24, 2016

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Mary Elizabeth Heald Williams

July 1, 1918 - September 23, 2016

98, was born July 1, 1918 in Lincoln, MA and died September 23, 2016 in Tampa. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Maxwell Williams, Jr. MD and her brother, Don Elliot Heald. Mary is survived by her sons; J. Maxwell Williams III and wife Carol of Germantown, TN, F. Jay Williams and wife Ann of Largo, FL, and Thomas M. Williams and wife Jane of Ocoee, FL. She leaves 2 grandchildren; T....
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Albert Henry Perry

July 23, 1921 - September 21, 2016

Albert "Bert" Perry was a longtime resident of Citrus County. He passed away peacefully September 21 while he was a temporary resident of Linville, NC. Bert was born in Springfield, MA and lived most of his life there, working in TN for a few years before retiring to FL in 1984. He was proud to serve as a bomber pilot in WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Laurene....
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Mary Elaine Herring Litschgi

April 4, 1923 - September 20, 2016

93, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. Born April 4, 1923 in Hammond, Louisiana, to Faye B. Herring and Emmett Anthony Herring. She was the sister of Colonel Emmett Herring, Jr., deceased. Elaine was a graduate of Louisiana State University. At LSU, Elaine was a member of Chi Omega sorority and was involved with the organization for over 75 years. After graduation,...
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Patricia C. Scarfone

January 12, 1934 - September 18, 2016

Died peacefully on September 18, surrounded by her family. Born on January 12, 1934, Patricia was a native Floridian born in Mulberry and attended St Pete High School. She married "the boy next-door" Lee Scarfone in 1950 and shared her life with him until his death in 2005. After raising seven children, Patricia went back to school and graduated Magna Cum Laude in English Literature...
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Ellen C. Curtin

April 12, 1935 - September 18, 2016

Originally of Bayonne and later Scotch Plains, Ellen passed away on Sunday, September 18th. She relocated to Tampa, Florida in December 2004 with her husband Donald. She was a 1st grade school teacher in Clark serving primarily at the Valley Road Elementary School. She enjoyed traveling the world, socializing with friends and family, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. Ellen was preceded in...
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Angelina Diaz-Ortiz

June 5, 1931 - September 16, 2016

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Jeanette M. Robertson

March 2, 1934 - September 15, 2016

Jeanette M. Robertson was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on March 2nd 1934 to Emma and John Earle Jones. She went on to be with the Lord on Thursday September 15th 2016. She was the oldest of four children who preceded her in death. She married James Robertson Sr. and brought into this union three children James, Priscilla (preceded in death), and Darrell and she later married Mr. Herman...
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Teresa Ann Johnson

April 15, 1936 - September 14, 2016

80, entered into eternal life on Sept 14, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 15, 1936 in Sturgis, MI to Guy and Lucy Bonfiglio. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, William Johnson; children Martin Johnson and Lucy Johnson Mangan; son-in-law, Richard B. Mangan; grandchildren, Paige, Allison, and Cole Mangan. A Celebration of Life will be held at Christ the...
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Robert Joe Manwaring

May 2, 1939 - September 13, 2016

77, of Tampa, FL, passed away on September 13th. He was U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Korean War and was very active in the JCSE VA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie. He is survived by his daughter, Patty Beasley; granddaughter, Christina Anderson; grandson, Scott Elliott; and four great grandchildren. He will be inurned at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,...
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Joseph Donald Purnell

March 28, 1965 - September 13, 2016

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Nelida N. D'Souza

July 24, 1961 - September 13, 2016

55, passed away on Sept 13, 2016. Nellie moved to Tampa in 1988. She loved animals and fishing with her husband, enjoyed helping others and spending time with her family and friends, and she especially loved the New York Yankees.Nellie is survived by her husband of 21 years, George D’Souza; sister, Myrian Domench; brothers, Jose Domench and Angel Villanueva, and many extended family members...
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Margaret Marie Carlton

April 15, 1917 - September 11, 2016

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George Francis Moose

April 17, 1941 - September 10, 2016

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Charles Everett Boyer

July 4, 1939 - September 10, 2016

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Sharon Marie Clark

May 5, 1954 - September 8, 2016

62, passed away surrounded by her family on September 8, 2016 in Tampa, FL. Sharon was born on May 5, 1954 in Fort Walton Beach, FL to James Smith and Joan Smith Cribb. Sharon graduated from Robinson High School in Tampa, FL. Sharon married Kenneth Clark in 1971. They lived happily married in Tampa, FL for 45 years. Her love will continue to grow through her loving husband, Kenneth E. Clark, Sons...
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Julia R. Dawson

April 8, 1928 - September 8, 2016

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Alexander Valentinovich Riasanovsky

August 7, 1928 - September 4, 2016

88, a resident of Tampa, Florida for the past fourteen years, passed into eternal life on Sunday, September 4th, 2016. Alex was born in Harbin, Manchuria to Russian parents on August 7, 1928.He was predeceased by his mother, Nina Fedorova (teacher and author of "The Family" and "The Children," for which she won an Atlantic Monthly award in 1942), his father, Valentin A....
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Sarah H. Olsen

April 15, 1921 - September 4, 2016

95, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, September 4th. Originally from South Carolina she traveled the world as a military wife. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Burga Olsen. She is survived by her son, Steven (Candice) Olsen; grandson, Chaz Olsen; nephew, Bud Olsen. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 9th at 10am at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,...
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Travis Neil Brunelle

April 19, 1973 - September 3, 2016

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Robert James Work

October 18, 1949 - September 3, 2016

Robert J. Work died unexpectedly Saturday, September 3. This intense, vibrant, extraordinary man was fit in every way, but somehow managed to wear out his heart, which quit with no warning. He is survived by his wife, Nora Minor, of Tampa, and their daughter, Catherine Work, who serves in the Peace Corps in Cameroon. He is also survived by his mother, Marie Work, and two sisters, Mary Rasp (Jim)...
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Sue Castaño

September 25, 1937 - September 3, 2016

Sue Castaño (James W), 78, a longtime resident of the Tampa Bay Area, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Sue was born in Seoul, Korea on September 25, 1937. She was predeceased by her mother Pun I Pak, her father Myong Tal Choe, her brother Yong Kon Choe, sister Cheng Suk Choe, brother Su Kon Choe, and sister Kye Suk Choe. Sue is survived by...
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Deborah Sue Beal

September 13, 1954 - August 31, 2016

A Loving Mother, Daughter and Sister passed away unexpectedly at her home on August 31, 2016 in Tampa, Florida at the age of 61. Debbie is survived by her Father, William N. Harris of Tampa, FL; her Brothers, William N. Harris Jr of Brandon, FL and Mark A. Harris of Tampa, FL; her Son, Ronald Lee Beal Jr, his Wife Rose Beal; her Grandchildren, Aubree, Sallyanna and Ray Beal of Avon Park, FL, and...
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Alfred William Watton

January 24, 1935 - August 31, 2016

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James Kenneth Kiesgen

October 25, 1932 - August 31, 2016

83, of Tampa, FL passed away from complications of a long illness on August 31, 2016.“Jim” was born in Highland Park, MI on October 25, 1932 to Mathius and Gertrude Kiesgen.He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Iris and his children, Mike Kiesgen (Janet) of Mount Airy, MD, Danica Walker (Mike Whalen) of Atlanta, GA, and David Kiesgen (Anna) of Long Island, NY. He is also survived by...
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Parker Daniel Levin

August 28, 2016 - August 28, 2016

On August 28, 2016 our sweet Parker Daniel Levin was welcomed into the arms of Jesus just prior to his birth on Sunday August 28th at 10:03 PM. at St. Joseph’s Woman’s Hospital. He weighed 3 pounds 11 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. He has forever left his tiny hand prints on our hearts. He was born to his parents Michael and Dana Levin. Parker Daniel is deeply loved by his mommy...
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Brigitte E. Nelson

January 18, 1960 - August 27, 2016

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Vernon Leroy Lynch

July 23, 1930 - August 26, 2016

Vernon L. Lynch, 86, of Tampa passed away August 26, 2016. Vernon was born in Montoursville, PA. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was very proud of his service. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jean, his daughter Terri Lynn, siblings Kenny, Donald, Shirley, and Janice. He is survived by his daughters Debbie (Roy), Kathy, Sandy, Kim (Chuck), Ann, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great...
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Soledad Oliquiano Napuli

November 4, 1930 - August 26, 2016

Soledad “Choling” Oliquiano Napuli returned to her heavenly home on August 26, 2016. As a testament of God’s grace and comfort, her family was present at her side. Soledad was born on November 4, 1930 in Guinobatan, Albay, Philippines, to Angelo Oliquiano and Irene Orolfo. She was a long time resident of Tampa. In the Philippines, one of Choling’s first jobs was working...
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Larence Lee Elliston

November 21, 1949 - August 25, 2016

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Carl Lee Dixon

September 12, 1950 - August 24, 2016

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Zhen Mei Jiang

February 23, 1982 - August 23, 2016

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Ralph Archie Milton

October 23, 1922 - August 23, 2016

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Juan Jose Stein

August 8, 1935 - August 22, 2016

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Isaac Alia Chucran

August 4, 1923 - August 20, 2016

Isaac Alia (“Al”) Chucran, Sr., 93, Land O’ Lakes, Florida passed away on August 20, 2016. Al was born in Cebu, Philippines and was a U.S. Navy veteran, fought in the Battle of Bataan and Corregidor and was a Japanese prisoner of war during WWII. After the war, he left the Navy and joined the U.S. Air Force where he deployed for three tours in Vietnam and subsequently retired...
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Zhen Mei Jiang

February 23, 1982 - August 20, 2016

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Angel Rafael Aguayo

August 2, 1927 - August 16, 2016

89, of Tampa, passed away on Tuesday, August 16th. Born in New York, NY, Ralph moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1958. He served with the US Navy, Coast Guard, as a Merchant Marine. Ralph enjoyed family, crossword puzzles and Friday night dinners out. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Maria and Ricardo, sisters, Carmen, Iris, & Esther (Ray), brothers, Ricardo & Gabriel. He is...
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John Michael O'Dowd

September 29, 1924 - August 16, 2016

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Mary Evelyn Austin

January 31, 1920 - August 14, 2016

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Edgar William Kopp

July 25, 1954 - August 11, 2016

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Carol L. Cameron

May 26, 1939 - August 9, 2016

Cameron, Carol Lynn 77, of Tampa, passed away Aug 9, 2016. Survived by foster sons, Jesse (Rosalinda) and Manny (Shanna) Wilson; and grandchildren, Annarose, Bentley, and Caleb; siblings, Reid and Dr. Fred Cameron; nieces and nephews, Joanne Crum, Lisa Dean, Lindsey, Nathan and Paul Cameron. Born in KS, she moved to FL and graduated Plant City High, 1957, dental hygiene school, Univ. of...
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Lilith Dulane Johnson

September 8, 1928 - August 9, 2016

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Herbert K. Sapp

August 14, 1943 - August 6, 2016

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Craven Clark Rogers

September 16, 1934 - August 4, 2016

Craven Clark “Buck” Rogers, 81, Lieutenant General (Retired), of Tampa, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on August 4, 2016. Born in Galveston, Texas to Craven Clark and Agnes Louise Rogers, he was the eldest of three sons. A proud Texan, he was also the great grandson of pioneers of the Oklahoma land rush. He was married for 59 years to the love of his life, Beverly, and together...
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Marian G. Guagliardo

October 24, 1927 - August 4, 2016

88, Passed away August 4th with her family by her side. She was born, October 24, 1927, in Tampa, Florida to Samuel and Lily Glorioso. Marian was a graduate of Hillsborough High School, and University of Tampa, with a Degree in Education. On August 9, 1948, Marian married the love of her life, Joseph R. Guagliardo. Marian was a member or associated with AHN Mothers Association, Davis Island...
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Burga Paul Olsen

August 19, 1918 - August 4, 2016

97, of Tampa, passed away on Thursday, August 4th at Tampa General Hospital. Originally from Iowa, he traveled the world as part of the U.S. military. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Sarah; son, Steven (Candice) Olsen; grandson, Chaz Olsen; nephew, Bud Olsen. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 1pm at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a...
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John Raymond Lankford

January 12, 1926 - August 3, 2016

John “Raymond” Lankford, Sr., 90, of Solomons Island, MD passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.Raymond was born on January 12, 1926 in Solomons Island, MD to the late Frederick and Agnes “Amy” Lankford. Born and raised on Solomons Island for 90 years. He married his beloved wife Betty in 1945 and they raised their ten children. He served as a member for sixty years at...
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Dorothy Barnett Bass

August 31, 1923 - August 3, 2016

92, of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, August 3rd. Dottie was born in Wellsburg, WV on August 31, 1923, before moving to Tampa in 1951. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Joseph Eugene Bass, Jr. (Gene) and son Joseph E. Bass III. She is survived by her sisters, Vaunden Bedford and Carole Rae Fontany; children, Raymond (Doris) Bass; daughters, Connie (Greg) Pietz, and Anita ...
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Ida Pate

September 18, 1933 - August 1, 2016

Passed away August 01, 2016 after a life of loving influence and gentle encouragement. She was retired from F.W. Woolworth and a member of Manhattan Baptist Church. Since moving to Valrico, she worshipped at Outreach Church of God. She was a life-long Christian born in Norfolk Co., VA to the late George and Mary Dunlow Casper. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Charles G....
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Raymond Kenneth Walters

September 20, 1940 - July 31, 2016

Raymond (Ray) Kenneth Walters, Sr., 76, passed away in his sleep on July 31, 2016 in Boothbay Harbor, ME. He was predeceased by his parents, Marjorie Viola (Vi) and Raymond Albert Walters. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Bimmie Walters, son, Ken Walters, daughter, Mindy Socher (Bill), sister Judy Noriega and six grandchildren, Max, Sydney, William, Mallary, Megan and Grace, that...
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Rupert A. Schroeder

July 6, 1925 - July 31, 2016

Rupert Arnold Schroeder, MD died peacefully after a short illness on July 31, 2016. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 6, 1925 to Rupert and Elfrieda Schroeder, the second of eight children. He graduated from Oberlin University undergraduate, and from The University of Nebraska School of Medicine. He subsequently did surgical training at Akron City Hospital where he met the love of his life,...
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Marcelle Jeanne Stewart

March 22, 1926 - July 27, 2016

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Wanda Elaine Billeaudeaux

January 18, 1926 - July 25, 2016

Billeaudeaux, Wanda “Kitty," 90, of Tampa, FL, passed away peacefully, July 25, 2016. Born in her grandfather's clinic, in Ybor City, she is preceded in death by her husband, John L. Billeaudeaux and her parents, Linton G. Parker, Sr., and Minnie Jewel Milton Parker.Kitty is survived by her children, J. Burke, Spring, Texas, Jana Reicherter (Dennis), Tampa, and Ted M., Tampa....
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Josephine Librera Cagno

August 14, 1926 - July 25, 2016

89, of Tampa, passed away peacefully, on Monday, July 25th. Born in Garfield, New Jersey, moved to Tampa in 1952, she began her wonderful life in the Tampa Bay Area with her husband, Rick, and children, Philip and Marie. In 1961, her third child, Ricaldo Jr., was born. Jo was a member of Christ the King Church, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was an avid tennis player and played both League...
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Josephine Librera Cagno

August 14, 1926 - July 25, 2016

89, of Tampa, passed away peacefully, on Monday, July 25th. Born in Garfield, New Jersey, moved to Tampa in 1952, she began her wonderful life in the Tampa Bay Area with her husband, Rick, and children, Philip and Marie. In 1961, her third child, Ricaldo Jr., was born. Jo was a member of Christ the King Church, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was an avid tennis player and played both League...
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Lester Merrin Blain

August 9, 1927 - July 20, 2016

88, died on July 20, 2016, at Tampa General Hospital following a recent stroke. Buddy was born in Plant City on August 9, 1927, as a fourth-generation Floridian and great-grandson of the Plant City pioneer Captain Francis William Merrin, who founded The Plant City Courier in 1884. After graduating from Plant City High School, Buddy served as a pharmacist’s mate in the U.S. Navy. He then...
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Marie Gail Menton

November 1, 1930 - July 20, 2016

passed away peacefully on July 20, 2016 at Horizon Bay Assisted Living Facility in Tampa surrounded by two of her beloved children. Marie was born on November 1, 1930 (All Saints' Day as she loved to point out) in Waltham, MA, where she spent the early years of her life. After graduation from Regis College, she married the love of her life, John Comfort Menton in 1953 and they were best...
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David L. Mains

April 15, 1942 - July 18, 2016

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Ryan Patten Smith

January 17, 1972 - July 17, 2016

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Mary Catharine Dubowski

June 9, 1926 - July 17, 2016

Mary Catharine Dubowski, lovingly known as “Ba” passed away on July 17, 2016. She is survived by her daughters Denise Sierra (Mark) and Mary Ann Yacco (Don), and her son Paul Dubowski (Anne Marie). She had 5 grandchildren; Brian Sierra, Lindsey Wheelwright (Guy Jayd), Christopher Dubowski (Laura), Michael Dubowski, and Angel Leia Yacco. She is also survived by her great grandchildren;...
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Bong V. Le

December 12, 1939 - July 12, 2016

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Roberta Scarborough Harvey

January 14, 1925 - July 12, 2016

Roberta S. “Bert” Harvey, 91, Tampa native and lifelong resident, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Bert was predeceased by the love of her life, Charles M. “Charley” Harvey, her husband of 61 years. She is survived by three children: Charles “Chuck” M. Harvey Jr. (Wendy), John Richard “Rick” Harvey (Janet) and Kimberly “Kim”...
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Doris May Mandella

May 20, 1921 - July 11, 2016

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Lilian C. Akagbosu

August 6, 1963 - July 9, 2016

Dr. Lilian Chizomam Akagbosu, MD passed away on July 9th, 2016 after a decade long battle with lupus. She was born on August 6th, 1963 in Awaka, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. She was the youngest of eight children. Her parents Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Manubata Acholonu were both well-educated and instilled the importance of education in their children. She gained her medical degree from the University of...
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Thomas David Lind

January 12, 1958 - July 9, 2016

58, of Tampa, passed away on Saturday, July 9th at his home. Born in Easton, PA., Tom lived the life of an Army Brat before landing in Florida in 1971. After serving in the US Navy, he graduated from USF and worked as a high school history teacher for 30 years. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Thomas D. Lind Sr.; his sister, Mary Ellen Lind Jorn; and his beloved Copper. He is survived...
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Joseph L. Guagliardo

April 28, 1931 - July 8, 2016

Joseph L. Guagliardo, 85, a 2nd generation native of Tampa, Florida, passed on July 8th, 2016, at his home of 54-years on Davis Islands, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Joseph was born on April 28th, 1931 and is survived by his wife Joann Torretta Guagliardo, his son Paul J. Guagliardo, daughter Gayle Guagliardo-Pichowski, daughter-in-law, Victoria Perla Guagliardo, and son-in...
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Warren B. Short

March 29, 1952 - July 7, 2016

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Charles Edward Henline

September 27, 1935 - July 5, 2016

Charles E. Henline, 80, a longtime resident of the Tampa Bay Area, passed away Tuesday July 05th, 2016 after a courageous battle with coronary heart disease and kidney failure. Charles was born in Weirton, West Virginia on September 27, 1935. He was predeceased by his mother Margaret Irene Shingleton, his father Williard Francis Henline, his brother Harold Henline, brother Bobby Henline, brother...
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Phyllis June Korol

May 7, 1928 - July 5, 2016

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James Larry Woodard

March 16, 1945 - July 4, 2016

James Larry Woodard, 71, passed away from a heart condition July 4, 2016, after a long, valiant effort to recover. Larry was devoted to his family and his friends and was respected by all who knew him. He was one of a kind, truly a good man and he will be greatly missed. Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Elna Gertrude Jones, his father, Charles Eason Woodard, Sr., and his grandmother,...
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Rosa P. Baccarella

August 30, 1924 - July 3, 2016

91, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, July 3rd. Born on August 30, 1924 in Regla, Habana, Cuba. Rosa moved here in the late 1950’s. She was very close to her sisters and was dearly loved by her family. In 1961, she married the love of her life, Joe Baccarella. She loved music, dancing and poetry. She was gifted with a great sense of humor and from an early age delighted in making her friends...
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Rufus F. Spurlock

September 23, 1931 - July 2, 2016

Rufus F. Spurlock died at the age of 84 in Tampa, Florida. He was born September 23, 1931 in Hagan, Virginia and passed Saturday July 2, 2016 at Florida Hospital Tampa. Rufus was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He was a disabled military veteran that proudly served his country through his twenty-one years in the US Air Force. Rufus retired from military life and set down...
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Patrick J. Friel

January 5, 1928 - June 30, 2016

Dr. Patrick J. Friel passed on June 30, 2016 after a brief illness. Dr. Friel was born on January 5, 1928, the son of Patrick and Bridget Friel of Philadelphia and Donegal, Ireland. He received a B.S. Degree in Chemistry in 1950 from Villanova College and a M.S. and PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952 and 1955, respectively. He was employed by the Sun Oil Company...
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Margaret Lillian Selph

November 24, 1927 - June 28, 2016

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Ivan Douglas Neal

May 25, 1941 - June 28, 2016

Ivan Neal, 75, of Tampa, Florida, passed away, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.Ivan was born May 25, 1941, in Klamath Falls, OR to Ivan O. and Roberta (Greenwood) Neal. Ivan served in the U.S. Army from 1959 until 1963. On September 7, 1963 he married the love of his life and best friend, Alice Rowan in Nashville, TN. Ivan was employed as a Manager with Bell South Corporation for his entire career and...
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Henry C. Beltran

August 9, 1926 - June 28, 2016

Henry C. Beltran; beloved husband, father, grandfather, and professor passed away on June 28, 2016 in Tampa, FL at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Idanea Beltran, his four daughters, and his five grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Thursday June 30 from 7-8 pm followed by a Celebration at Life at Blount and Curry FH (605 S MacDill Ave. Tampa, FL 33609).
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Dennis Ray Aupperle

April 10, 1949 - June 27, 2016

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Ancel Ray Curry

September 5, 1934 - June 25, 2016

Ancel passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 following a short illness and a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Ancel was born on September 5, 1934 in Wilbur, WV. Ancel has been reunited in heaven with his beloved wife of 57 years, Jeanette, who was taken from him 3 years ago after a tragic accident, and with his parents and sister. He will be greatly missed by his daughter,...
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Helene Anne Daniels

May 9, 1945 - June 25, 2016

Helene Anne Daniels, age 71, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully June 25, 2016 at her South Tampa home.She is survived by her husband, Dan Daniels; their four children, Jennifer (Andrew) Newman, David (Erin) Daniels, Rob (Patty) Daniels and Stacy (Jason) Streit; grandchildren Josh, Alexis, Grant and Max Newman and Audrey, Emma and Sarah Daniels; sister Marilyn (Paul) Katz; brother-in...
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Elese C. Bruno

May 1, 1917 - June 24, 2016

Elese Bruno, 99, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2016. Born in Mt. Airy, GA on May 1, 1917, Elese lived her adult life in Tampa, FL with her devoted husband, Dr. Anthony F. Bruno, who predeceased her. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her loving daughter, Peggy Jo Giunta, husband, Dr. Frank N. Giunta, 2 grandsons, Dr. Brian N. Giunta,...
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Shirley Muriel Miller

October 10, 1923 - June 23, 2016

Shirley M. Miller, age 92, a long-time resident of Tampa, Florida passed away on June 23, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Leon and Anna (Aaronson) Zagury. She is survived by her children Marylyn S. Miller of Tampa, Florida; Joanne Edwards and her husband Steve of Tampa, Florida; Judith Miller and her husband William Keavany of Sherborn, Massachusetts; Aileen Cohen and her husband Jonathan...
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Maria L. Oehler

August 27, 1927 - June 16, 2016

A visitation will be held at Blount and Curry June 19 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Interbay YMCA http://www.tampaymca.org/why-give-to-the-y/donate-online/
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Geraldine Mercedes Bajo

April 7, 1936 - June 16, 2016

80, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 16, 2016. A lifelong resident of Tampa, she loved her hometown, in particular, Ybor City, where she was born and raised and where she devoted much of her time doing community service. Geri graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1953, and has always maintained a very special place in her heart for the Sisters of the Holy Names...
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Janice Sue Graham

June 25, 1939 - June 13, 2016

76, of Tampa, passed away on Monday, June 13th at Kindred Hospital. Born in Kentucky, Janice moved here in 2005. She was valedictorian and graduated from Livermore High School in Kentucky and worked as a teacher’s aide with the Octorara School District in Atglen, PA, for over 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter, Valerie Obrien. She was preceded in death by her mother...
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Robert Lovejoy Gill

December 26, 1946 - June 12, 2016

69, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, June 12th at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Staten Island, Bob spent much of his childhood between Brazil and Virginia. He moved to Tampa after serving our country in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Army. Bob worked over the years in the restaurant business especially many years with Shells Restaurants where he helped open new locations throughout Florida....
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Emory Grace Angel

December 22, 2015 - June 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Macdill Chap, TAMPA, FL.
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Josephine Rosewall

August 17, 1923 - June 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Macdill Chap, TAMPA, FL.
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Daniel Dean Miller

June 5, 1932 - June 6, 2016

Miller, Daniel Dean84 of Tampa passed away peacefully on June 6th, 2016. Born on June 5th,1932 in Fremont, Ohio to the late Dale and Dorothy Miller. Danny was a retired professional wrestler and promoter as well as Teco security. He also proudly served in the US Army. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Karin Miller. Daughters Corinna, Ursula, Erika and Christa Miller. Grandson Gianni Miller....
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Cynthia Jean Johnson

October 12, 1936 - June 3, 2016

79, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 3, 2016. Born in Tampa on October 12, 1936, Jean is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Elmer Clair Johnson; son, Bruce Edward Johnson (Beth Carter); daughters, Kathy Johnson Maus (David) and Rebecca Johnson Pietrzyk; three beautiful and adoring grandchildren: Meaghan, David, Jr., and Susanna Jean; and step-brother, Ronald Hunter (Laura Ann). She...
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Luke O. Glover

October 4, 1961 - June 3, 2016

54, passed away unexpectedly on June 3, 2016. A Tampa native, he was known for his exceptional mechanical and welding skills. Luke had a passion for fixing anything with or without wheels. Luke will be remembered for his kind heart, infectious laugh and great sense of humor. He was always willing to help anyone in need. For many years Luke was employed at American Frame & Axle and for the...
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Sally J. Maker

January 13, 1930 - June 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Macdill Chap, TAMPA, FL.
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Gloria Ellen Carastro

August 4, 1931 - May 29, 2016

Carastro, Gloria Ellen, “GG”, 84, passed into the arms of her lord and savior Jesus Christ on Sunday May 29th, 2016 at Canterbury Tower. Her loving husband Sam Carastro preceded her in death. She was born August 4, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia to Mary Ellen and Weldon Clarke Harris. She is survived by her brother Weldon Clarke Harris II of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, son Paul Samuel Carastro,...
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Nellie S. Braxton

April 27, 1925 - May 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Macdill Chap, TAMPA, FL.
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Althea Louise Ganey

December 17, 1934 - May 26, 2016

81, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on Thursday, May 26th. Born in Quincy, MA, in 1934, daughter of Raymond F. and Lydia Powers, she moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1946. She graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1952. Music was her passion and singing was her gift. She sang with the Tampa Oratorio Society, Tampa Philharmonic Chorus, Sacred Heart Chorus, and was both a cantor and choir...
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