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

Phuoc Vo

September 2, 1957 - January 27, 2018


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Richard Grossman

July 3, 1934 - January 25, 2018

Richard Grossman, 83, of Apollo Beach, Florida passed away on January 25th, 2018. He was an entrepreneur who completed his career building a successful equine insurance agency in Lexington, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by Minnie and Henry Grossman. Richard is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Barbara Grossman, son Mark (Janet), and daughter Roslyn (Marc) and grandchildren...
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Joseph O'Berry Wash

November 28, 1946 - January 25, 2018


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Betty D. Hesson

September 7, 1927 - January 22, 2018

Betty D. Cotton Hesson, 90, passed away on January 22, 2018. She was born, September 07, 1927 in Niagara Falls, NY, born to Frederick and Mary Cotton. Betty was a homemaker during her time in Niagara Falls, raising 8 children. She spent many summers at the cottage on Lake Ontario with her family, including her extended family; brother in law, Jack (Anna); her sister in law, Betty Hesson Abate,...
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Daniel Valladares

May 22, 1931 - January 21, 2018


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Mary Ann Smith

December 22, 1939 - January 21, 2018

Mary Ann Smith, 78, of Tampa, Florida passed away on Sunday,January 21, 2018. Mary Ann was born in Tampa to Emilio andAnita Diaz on December 22, 1939. Mary Ann graduated from Jefferson High School, received abachelor of science degree from the University of Tampa and two master's degrees from the University of South Florida. She pursued a career in the Hillsborough and Pasco County School...
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William Donald Bratton

August 4, 1928 - January 20, 2018


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Sharon Gail Puglio

November 9, 1946 - January 18, 2018

Sharon Gail Puglio, quietly and with grace and dignity, passed away on Thursday, January 18th in her home from complications due to Lewy Body Dementia. Born November 9, 1946 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of General Russ and Helen Corey (dec). Sharon was a dedicated wife, loving mother, lover of animals, black Corvettes, and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. She is survived by her...
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James T. Guyer

June 16, 1928 - January 18, 2018


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Francis A. Zacherl

October 18, 1942 - January 18, 2018

Francis (Frank) A Zacherl, Jr., 75, of Tampa, passed away peacefully in hospice on January 18, 2018, with family by his side. After graduating from University of Notre Dame, Frank had a very successful 30-year career with GTE, culminating in serving as Vice President of Information Systems for several years. Frank enjoyed a long retirement which included lots of travel, boating, cooking,...
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Carlos Manuel Stevenson

April 17, 1952 - January 17, 2018

Carlos Manuel Stevenson, 65, of Tampa, passed away, January 17, 2018. Carlos was born April 17, 1952 in Panama City, Panama. In his early 20s, he moved to Tampa to peruse his educational career, and graduated from University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in business. Shortly after graduation; Carlos established CKC Cleaning Inc., and has grown the company for 37 years. He is survived...
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Mark B. Chambers

November 19, 1928 - January 16, 2018

Mark B. Chambers, 89, of Tampa passed away peacefully at home on January 16, 2018. Mark was born in Lakeland and graduated from Lakeland high school. He went to college and graduated from University of Florida Mark proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. After getting out of the service he worked as a mechanical engineer. After retiring from engineering, he started his own...
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Pauline Papia Minahan

April 6, 1933 - January 15, 2018

Pauline Papia Minahan, 84, went to be with the Lord on Jan 15, 2018. She was a lifelong resident of Tampa where she was born on Apr 6, 1933. Pauline was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Rosa Papia; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Violet Papia; and granddaughter, Mackenzie Minahan. She is survived by her sons, Carl (Mary) Minahan, Billy (Jennifer) Minahan; daughter, Rosann (John)...
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Posey Curren Riedel

November 9, 1948 - January 14, 2018

Posey Curren Riedel"Can do" is the motto of the United States Navy Seabees and describes the way Posey Curren Riedel lived her life. Posey, 69, passed away on January 14, 2018, after a valiant nine-month struggle with ovarian cancer and related paraneoplastic complications. Posey was born to Captain Howard F. and Mary Posey Curren in Honolulu, Hawaii and followed her parents to postings...
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Theresa Pitisci

March 30, 1934 - January 12, 2018

Mary "Theresa" Pitisci (Harris) passed away on January 12, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Theresa was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and raised in Baltimore, Md. She attended the all-girls Catholic School, The Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, Md. (class of 1951). After graduation the family moved to Tampa, Fl. and that is when Theresa met the love of her life, James "Vincent"...
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Alyce Lorraine Hart

July 13, 1924 - January 12, 2018

93, of Tampa, formerly of Marblehead, MA, passed peacefully with her son at her side on January 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H Hart; parents, Byron and Elizabeth Cloutman; and five siblings. She is survived by her son, William H. Hart. Alyce was a wonderful, loving mother and enjoyed life to the fullest. Ma, may God hold you in the palm of his hand until I get there...
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William M. Lucius

September 2, 1954 - January 11, 2018

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W. Michael Lucius

September 2, 1954 - January 11, 2018

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Robert Wilson Fields

July 9, 1937 - January 9, 2018

FIELDS, Robert Wilson, Esq. “Bob” passed away January 9th, 2018. Born July 9, 1937 in Deland, Florida, his family moved to Tampa the same year. He was preceded in death by his parents, D. Wallace Fields, Esq. and Martha Ann Fields and his brother Rodney S. Fields, D.D.S., (Carole). He is survived by his wife, Cynthia “Cindy” Fields and brother, Dan W. Fields, Jr., (Joan)....
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Ben Ortiz

November 7, 1955 - January 8, 2018

62, of Tampa, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 8th, at home. Ben was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the Tampa Bay area in 1966. He graduated from Tampa Catholic High School and Miami Dade Junior College. He was an Optician at Eyeglass World in Wesley Chapel. He loved watching his sons playing soccer, and spending time with his family. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and...
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Bernardo L. Ortiz

November 7, 1955 - January 8, 2018

62, of Tampa, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 8th, at home. Ben was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the Tampa Bay area in 1966. He graduated from Tampa Catholic High School and Miami Dade Junior College. He was an Optician at Eyeglass World in Wesley Chapel. He loved watching his sons playing soccer, and spending time with his family. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and...
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Mildred Tanel Hudolin

October 21, 1931 - January 6, 2018

Mildred Tanel Hudolinsurrounded by her family passed away on January 6, 2018 at age 86 in Tampa, Fl. A first generation American, Mildred was born on October 21, 1931. Mildred was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She started working at 14 years old and retired at 64 after holding various positions including Deputy City Clerk for Northville Michigan. Mildred loved music and dancing,...
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June Rose Lapetina

June 27, 1926 - January 5, 2018

91, passed away peacefully on Jan 5, 2018. She was born in Madison, WI, and lived there for 60 years before moving to Shipwatch condos in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. She is predeceased by her husband, Daniel after 61 years of marriage, her parents Edward and Kathryn Scholz, her son Daniel JR, her sister Marlys, granddaughter Kendra, and great grandson Dakota. She is survived by her daughters Robyn...
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Clara B. Lowder

March 14, 1917 - January 3, 2018

Lowder, Clara B., 100, passed away January 3, 2018 in Tampa. She was born March 14, 1917 in Durham, N.C. to the late Bernice and Stella Bowen. She was a graduate of Boyden High School, Salisbury, NC, a Bachelor’s Degree from Mars Hill and Catawba College, in NC and a Master’s Degree from the University of Florida. She spent 41 years teaching home economics, science, and guidance...
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Peter Flynn

March 23, 1948 - January 3, 2018

69, of Tampa and Blairsville (GA), passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital (Tampa) surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 3rd , 2018, from complications of pulmonary fibrosis/pneumonia. Pete was born and raised in Tampa, graduating from Jesuit High School in 1966, and attending St. Leo College before graduating from Florida State University, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He...
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Martha H. Dietrichson

May 5, 1922 - January 1, 2018

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Bob Arnold Walter

March 26, 1949 - January 1, 2018

68, of Tampa, tragically left this world January 1, 2018, to reside in a room prepared for him inheaven. Bob was born in Tampa March 26, 1949, to Monica (Saraw) Walter and Jim Walter, both of whom have predeceased him. He spent his high school years at Asheville School (Valedictorian 1966) and was a graduate of Yale University in 1970. Several years later, Bob returnedto academia to obtain his...
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Mary Greene Hardee

March 21, 1924 - January 1, 2018

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William B. Wallof

July 17, 1940 - December 31, 2017

William B. Wallof, 77, of Tampa passed away December 31, 2017. Bill was born on July 17, 1940 in Tampa. He graduated from Plant High School, the University of Florida and Union Presbyterian Seminary. He loved collecting coins and baseball cards. Time at the beach delighted him as well. Bill worked at Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library until he found his true calling as Dean of the Chapel at...
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Ronald J. Asselin

March 29, 1927 - December 29, 2017

Sergeant Major Ronald Joseph Asselin (ret.), who served with the Marine Corps in World War II and with the Army in Vietnam, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Tampa, Florida, on December 29, 2017. He was 90 years old. Sergeant Major Asselin, who was born in Nampa, Idaho, was a high school student in Newman, Calif., when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. He quit high school...
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Clayton Stanley Taylor

May 21, 1954 - December 27, 2017

Clayton Stanley Taylor, Jr. (Stan) passed away suddenly on December 27, 2017. Stan, the loving son of Clayton and Anna Taylor, was born in Akron, Ohio. After living in different states because of his father’s work, Stan settled in Tampa, Florida, in 1966, where he attended Coleman Middle School, Plant High School, and the University of South Florida, from which he graduated with a BA degree...
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Shirley Lillian Adams

November 4, 1925 - December 24, 2017

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Jennie Papia

June 21, 1917 - December 24, 2017

Jennie Papia, 100, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2017 in Tampa, FL. She was born in New York City, NY and moved to Tampa at an early age with her parents. Jennie loved being around her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, arts & crafts and helping those in need. Jennie was a social worker with the Hillsborough County Neighborhood Service Center for 25 years. She was preceded...
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Melba Oural Hero

February 18, 1926 - December 23, 2017

age 91, passed away aat home on 12/23/17 in Tampa Florida, surrounded by her loving family.She was born on 02/18/26 in Tampa. and was a bookeeper in the family business, Charles Hero Plumbing. She was of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Charles Rene Hero. Survivors include her 2 daughters, Melody Sudbury (Dr. Glenn) and Lorrie Hero, and her son, Kent Hero...
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Paula L. Tarnow

February 22, 1932 - December 23, 2017

Paula Leinbach Tarnow “Polly,” 85 of Tampa, passed away December 23, 2017. She was born in East Orange, New Jersey on February 22, 1932 to the late Joseph and Suzanne Leinbach. Polly attended H.B. Plant High School where she was head cheerleader and was in the Pantherilla Court. She received several scholarships to the University of Florida which allowed her to receive a degree in...
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Indalecio Cuesta

August 12, 1929 - December 22, 2017

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Norma Louise Boyas

December 25, 1945 - December 22, 2017

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Indalecio Cuesta

August 12, 1929 - December 22, 2017

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Carmelita Jimenez

November 30, 1941 - December 21, 2017

Jimenez, Carmelita “Millie”, 76, of Tampa, Florida, passed away peacefully on Thursday Dec 21st at her home. Millie was born in the Philippines, raised in Brooklyn, NY and moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1974. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, David Jimenez; Brother Domingo Untaran; Sister Cecilia Gutierrez and...
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Edward John Bezdek

January 27, 1954 - December 19, 2017

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Toni J. Supple

December 23, 1938 - December 19, 2017

SUPPLE, Toni, J. Died peacefully, Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at the age of 78. Toni was recently preceded in death by her husband Bart of 58 years.Toni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee but moved to South Tampa when she was just three years old. She attended the Academy of the Holy Names, dated and married the love of her life, Bart, and they were inseparable for more than 60 years. Together...
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John R. McEwen

April 29, 1942 - December 19, 2017

MCEWEN, John Roberts, 75, passed away December 19, 2017 at Melech Hospice House, Tampa, Florida. John was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 29, 1942, to Janie Louise Roberts McEwen and James Milton ‘Red’ McEwen. The family moved to Tampa where John spent most of his childhood and young adult years. An expert carpenter during his working life, John also acquired a degree in...
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Maria A. Mendez

February 28, 1916 - December 19, 2017

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Gilbert V. Cornette

October 31, 1936 - December 18, 2017

81, of Tampa, passed away on Monday, Dec 18th. Gil was born in Morehead Kentucky. He graduated from St. Leo University. He joined the USAF where he reached the rank of Tech Sargent and fought in Vietnam. As a civilian, he was a sheriff's deputy with Hillsborough County for 18 years. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family. He was a member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church. He was preceded...
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Gilbert V. Cornette

October 31, 1936 - December 18, 2017

81, of Tampa, passed away on Monday, Dec 18th. Gil was born in Morehead Kentucky. He graduated from St. Leo University. He joined the USAF where he reached the rank of Tech Sargent and fought in Vietnam. As a civilian, he was a sheriff’s deputy with Hillsborough County for 18 ½ years. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family. He was a member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church. He...
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Betty Jo Gonzalez

July 19, 1929 - December 16, 2017

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Carmen Garcia Sink

June 24, 1954 - December 15, 2017

63, passed away on December 15, 2017. The daughter of Clarita V. and Manuel Garcia, Carmen was born in Tampa on June 24, 1954. She remained a lifelong resident of Tampa, attended the Academy of the Holy Names, the University of South Florida (where she earned degrees in Accounting and English) and the International Culinary Center in New York, NY. She relished in continuing her family's culinary...
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Thomas Gerald Lovingood

January 23, 1939 - December 11, 2017

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William Rupert Platt

August 26, 1935 - December 9, 2017

William (Bill) Rupert Platt passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on December 9, 2017. He was 82. Preceded in death by his parents, Rupert G. Platt and Ruth Begley Frederich and his wife of 55 years, Jan Kaminis Platt, he is survived by their son Kevin Platt, his wife, Michele, and their daughter Emma.Bill was born in Cynthiana, Kentucky on August 26, 1935. He grew up fishing in nearby...
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Caroline Louise Henderson

June 1, 1950 - December 7, 2017

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Elizabeth Intartaglia

September 13, 1922 - December 6, 2017

Intartaglia, Elizabeth Honaker "Liz"95, a long-time resident of Tampa, FL passed away peacefully on December 6, 2017 in her long-time South Tampa home. She is remembered by family and friends for her loving kindness to all, her loyalty to family and friends, and her generosity that was demonstrated in many ways.Visitation and funeral services will be held at Blount Curry Funeral Home in Tampa, FL...
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Prudencio S. Diaz

August 20, 1925 - December 4, 2017

92, passed away Dec. 4th, 2017. He was born in Tampa to Prudencio and Lily Spoto Diaz. He graduated from Hillsborough High School then served in the USAF as a gunner on a B-17. He retired after many years as an engineer for Northwestern Canning Company and then head maintenance mechanic at Ruskin Packaging and Crews & Garcia Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents and his dear sister, Rose...
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Andrew Puleo

November 23, 1931 - December 1, 2017

86, passed into heaven December 1, 2017 surrounded by family after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Andrew was born on November 23, 1931 to Angelo Puleo and Felicia Massaro Puleo. Andrew grew up in West Tampa across the street from Rey Park where he spent his childhood playing with neighborhood friends. A son of first generation Sicilian Americans, Andrew had a simple, loving childhood....
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Neil Alan Layton

May 4, 1954 - November 29, 2017

Neil Alan Layton, 63, of Tampa passed away Nov. 29, 2017, at his home with family at his side. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1954, to the late Murray and Barbara Layton. He attended Needham High School where he excelled in athletics. Neil attended the University of South Florida where he received a degree in marketing and met his wife, Debbie, as well as many lifelong friends....
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Barb A. Tolbert

July 26, 1934 - November 28, 2017

83, of Tampa, passed away on Tuesday, Nov 28th. Barb was born in Bicknell, Indiana and graduated from Bicknell High School, was a member of Alpha Phi sorority and a Varsity Cheerleader at Indiana University and completed her Masters at Tampa University. She taught elementary school for 32 years at Sidney Lanier and Grady Elementary. She was a longtime member of Bayshore Baptist Church, a church...
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Sherif Elbanna

March 19, 1956 - November 27, 2017

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Adeline Garcia

November 6, 1925 - November 24, 2017

Adeline graduated from Plant High School and from the first class of Florida State University f/k/a Florida College for Women where she earned a degree in business administration. She met her soul mate, Manuel, while both were in college. There is a street brick in Ybor City with both their names inscribed to memorize their first date. Both were children of first generation immigrants. Adeline...
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Hal Scarlett Holtsinger

January 6, 1926 - November 24, 2017

Holtsinger, Hal ScarlettDied November 24, 2017. Born in Tampa, FL on January 6, 1926, the son of Clarence Eugene and Elizabeth Scarlett Holtsinger. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Alma Florez Holtsinger, his brother, Clarence E. (Gene) Holtsinger; sister-in-laws, Gloria Holtsinger, Carol (Dr. Richard Blank) Florez Blank, and Flavia (Walter) Florez Preston.He is survived by...
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Paul J. Kelly

March 23, 1929 - November 23, 2017

88, of Tampa, passed on Thursday, Nov. 23rd. Paul was born in Troy, NY. He attended La Salle Academy and graduated from Lansingburg High School and went on to St. Leo University. He joined the USAF in 1952 where he reached the rank of CMSGT and served 30 years. He was a Vietnam War Vet where he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, and numerous good conduct medals. He was...
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Lorraine K. Lagow

October 17, 1930 - November 18, 2017

Affectionately known as “Mama,” of Tampa, Florida, surrounded by her family, went to heaven on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the age of 87. Lorraine was born in St. Louis, Missouri on October 17, 1930. She was the daughter of Herbert and Mamie Pundt. Lorraine attended Froebel Elementary School and graduated from Hadley High School. She and her husband, Edward Lagow were married on...
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Patricia C. Kelly

September 19, 1932 - November 18, 2017

85, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 18th. She was a very loving mother of 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Pat was born in Troy, NY, graduated from Lansingburgh High School and St. Leo University. She was a librarian for over 20 years and traveled as a military wife. Pat was a long time member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and she was very passionate...
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Vivian G. Palori

May 24, 1920 - November 18, 2017

Palori, Vivian Guagliardo, 97, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, November 18, 2017. Vivian was born in Tampa to Maria Reina and Salvatore Guagliardo. She was the daughter of the pioneering family of Florida Dairy Inc. and fondly recalled those early days, always being proud of her heritage. She attended Hillsborough High School and Florida State College for Women with a degree in Home...
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Romeo De La Cruz

January 14, 1939 - November 17, 2017

On November 17, 2017, Romeo “Roming” Arcilla de la Cruz, a long time resident of South Tampa passed away suddenly at the age of 78 years. Roming was born on January 14, 1939 in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines to Porferia Arcilla and Gregorio de la Cruz. He was the youngest of 11 children. He served as a Philippine Customs Agent for many years before migrating to the United States...
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Charles Lamar Harris

August 18, 1934 - November 16, 2017

Charles Lamar Harris, 83, of Tampa, passed away November 16, 2017. He was born in Helen, Georgia, August 18, 1934. He served five years in the United States Army and was a member of the Rotary Club, The Kiawanis, Boy Scouts of America Association, American Legion, and 7th Cavalry Association.Charles is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Lois “Gene” Harris; four brothers and...
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Zenaida Perez

March 24, 1927 - November 15, 2017

90, of Tampa passed away on November 15, 2017, surrounded by the love of her family and friends. Zenaida joins her loving husband of 60 years, Eloy Perez, in Heaven. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Naida Ramil (John) and Tania Gallardo; her grandchildren, Amanda, Jennifer, Alan and Chris; her great-grandchildren, Tessa, Abigail, Hudson and John Grady; many nephews and nieces; along...
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Earl Wonton Tripp

July 26, 1924 - November 15, 2017

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Elizabeth Ann Accurso

September 25, 1929 - November 15, 2017

Accurso, Elizabeth Ann, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters on November 15, 2017. Liz was born and raised in Dayton, Tennessee. She attended college at the University of Tampa where she met and married the love of her life, Frank Accurso. She went on to receive her Master’s degree from the University of South Florida and was a teacher for 40 years at Tampa Bay Boulevard...
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Florentene Curry Wheeler

September 17, 1923 - November 14, 2017

Florentene “Shorty” C. Wheeler, 94, a longtime resident of Tampa, Florida, passed away on November 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Louie Wheeler; parents, Augusta and Neyron Curry; sisters, Betty Campion and Florence Thompkins.Shorty is survived by her niece, Linda Mayhaw; nephew, Robert Koester; great-nephew, Blayne Koester and many other nieces,...
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Emmett Kelly Bittick

April 2, 1929 - November 14, 2017

Colonel (Ret.) Emmett Kelly Bittick went to be with his beloved wife, Barbara, on November 14, 2017. Born in Ft. Myers, Florida, Emmett attended Ft. Myers High School where he met the love of his life, Barbara Jean Daniels. He is survived by his two children, Emmett Kelly Bittick, Jr. and Barri Lynne Bittick Looke, their spouses, Tricia McClendon and Thomas Looke and five grandchildren, Holland...
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William James Thompson

August 11, 1961 - November 13, 2017

William “Bill” Thompson, 56, of Tampa, passed away November 13, 2017. He was a graduate from Thomas Cooley Law School and practiced throughout South Florida. Bill was an avid scuba diver and enjoyed hunting and spear fishing. He always made his guests feel “Welcome” and he loved his family and friends unconditionally.He is preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and...
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Georgios Konstantinos Psarras

December 5, 1934 - November 11, 2017

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Anna M. Geuther

May 13, 1936 - November 11, 2017

81, of Tampa passed away peacefully at home on November 11, 2017. She was a woman of extraordinary compassion for all people. Through her living example, she exemplified the importance of faith, love and family. Her humanity, humor and zest for life inspired all to the very end. We will carry her vivacious spirit in our hearts always. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Geuther...
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Robert Winton Twynam

December 15, 1927 - November 10, 2017

Robert ‘Bob’ Winton Twynam passed peacefully in his home on November 10, 2017 in Tampa Florida at the age of 89.He leaves behind Susan Pandolfi and Shannon Gibbs who he considered to be his daughter and granddaugher, beloved caregivers, many Twynam cousins, and innumerable friends that he encountered over his many years.Bob was born at Tampa General Hospital, December 15, 1927, was...
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Alan Otis Barnes

July 10, 1948 - November 7, 2017

69, of Tampa, was born in Newark, NJ, and passed on November 7, 2017. He moved to Tampa in 1952 and attended Ballast Point Elementary, Monroe Junior High, and graduated Robinson High School class of ’66. He graduated from USF with a degree in electrical engineering in 1971 and also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maureen Barnes and is survived by...
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Janice Kaminis Platt

September 27, 1936 - November 3, 2017

Jan Kaminis Platt passed away on November 3, 2017 at the age of 81. Preceded in death by her parents, Adele and Peter Kaminis, and her sister Bobbie Lou Kaminis, she is survived by her husband of 55 years, William R. “Bill” Platt, their son Kevin Platt, his wife, Michele, and their daughter Emma. Jan was born in St. Petersburg Florida, September 27, 1936 but lived most of her life...
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Mary Hobbs

November 18, 1975 - October 30, 2017

41, died peacefully in her Tampa, FL home on 30 October 2017. She was born on 18 November 1975, in South Caroline, on Shaw Air Force Base (AFB) to MSgt Charles Ware and Shun Ware. In 1994, Mary joined the United States Air Force. After graduating from basic training and her Air Force Technical training course, Mary was assigned to the 36th Transportation Squadron, at Anderson Air Force Base (AFB)...
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Michael Joseph Pickering

November 18, 1931 - October 28, 2017

Michael Joseph Pickering was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi on November 18th 1931, and died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on October 28th, 2017.He embraced his life with strength of character and purpose.Michael exchanged his Eagle Scout uniform for that of a Navy Corpsman in The Korean War; ultimately achieving rank of Lt. Commander. It was in the military that his passion for...
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Robert Palmer

April 10, 1934 - October 27, 2017

Services that were scheduled for November 11, 2017 at 11am are postponed until further notice. Please check back or call (813) 876-2421 for details on a service to be determined.
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James Burk Barton

June 13, 1943 - October 26, 2017

Barton, James B. “Bart”, Lt. Colonel U.S.A.F. Retired. His gentle heart suddenly and unexpectedly stopped beating, Thursday, October 26, 2017. He was born in Alexandria, LA on June 13, 1943 to James and Nena Barton. He graduated from LSU in 19654 and joined the U.S. Air Force. Bart served two combat tours in Vietnam. The first, flying the Jolly Green Giant helicopter, flying into...
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Alexis M. Nesberg

March 10, 1954 - October 22, 2017

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Gloria Varnadore

November 25, 1925 - October 22, 2017

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Joseph A. Chimo

May 29, 1956 - October 21, 2017

Chimo, Joseph Andrew (Andy), 61, passed away October 21, 2017. Andy is survived by his wife Catherine; 3 children; 9 grandchildren; Brother Rudy, wife Gayle, and family. Services will be held on Nov. 16, from 6-8pm at Blount & Curry, 605 S. Macdill Ave, Tampa. He will be greatly missed.
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Michael Ray Sowa

March 28, 1971 - October 21, 2017

Michael R. SowaLieutenant Commander, USN (Retired)Passed away on October 21, 2017. A loving husband and devoted to his family and his country, Michael is survived by his wife, Melissa Sowa, his father, Milton Sowa, his five brothers and a sister, his two children and countless friends.A 20-year veteran of the US Navy, Michael faithfully served his country aboard numerous U.S. Navy ships,...
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Collier R. Wyche

January 17, 1928 - October 18, 2017

Collier Riley Wyche, Jr.89, of Tampa passed away October 18, 2017. Collier was known as a humble man of integrity, a loving husband, and father. The eldest of four boys, Collier was born in Jacksonville on January 17, 1928 and raised during The Great Depression. He developed a work ethic of integrity and an irrepressible spirit. At 17, he joined the United States Marine Corps while attending...
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Brooke Marie Brown

January 18, 1999 - October 15, 2017

Brooke Marie Brown, 18, of Tampa, passed away October 15, 2017 surrounded by friends and family. She was a recent honors graduate of Plant High School where she was an avid athlete with a passion for track and field and flag football. Brooke recently enrolled at Hillsborough Community College with a spring acceptance to the University of South Florida where she planned to pursue a career in...
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David Thomas Tyrrell

September 27, 1935 - October 15, 2017

82, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, Oct 15th in Orange Park, FL. Dave was born in Troy, MI and retired from the US Air Force after serving in the Vietnam War. In his civilian life, he worked for Lockheed Martin and Boeing and lived in Saudi Arabia for almost 15 years. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Tita Tyrrell; siblings: Fred (Marjorie) Tyrrell, Naomi (Charles) Holman, D&rsquo...
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Bruce Adams Samson

January 7, 1938 - October 14, 2017

Bruce Adams Samson died peacefully at home on Saturday, October 14, 2017 after an extended illness. He was 79 years old. A native of Tampa, he attended Ballast Point Elementary School and H.B. Plant High School, and received his B.A. from The University of the South (Sewanee) in political science in 1959, where he graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Blue Key National Honor Society,...
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Elizabeth G. Reed

November 21, 1922 - October 12, 2017

94, passed away on October 12, 2017 at Canterbury Tower Health Center, Tampa.Betty was born November 21, 1922, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to Karl and Ethel Goddard. She attended Michigan State University as an art student. She met and married the love of her life, Ronnie Reed. After WWII and college, they moved to Florida in 1947 for Ronnie to pursue work in agriculture, marketing fertilizer...
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Rosalinda Joch Quartararo

February 12, 1950 - October 12, 2017

Rosalinda Joch Quartararo 67, of Tampa, passed away on October 12, 2017 after a long bout with cancer.She is survived by her loving daughter, Gina Marie. Born and raised in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, she is survived there by her loving family: Sisters Leticia, Janet, Ana Lucia, Lourdes, and brother Javier; many nieces, nephews, in-laws and many endeared friends in both countries.Rosalinda was an...
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Donald Alton Roberts

June 18, 1936 - October 11, 2017

81, of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, Oct 11th at his home. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Ann; sons, Mark and Tod Roberts. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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Joyce H. Horn

February 18, 1926 - October 10, 2017

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Roberto Solis

April 7, 1920 - October 9, 2017

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Natalie Marie Comstock

December 15, 1921 - October 7, 2017

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Adrienne R. Toomer

October 14, 1935 - October 6, 2017

81, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Friday, Oct 6th at Bayfront Hospice. Born in Boston, she moved with her family to Key West in her teens where she met her husband, Hilton Toomer. They married in 1956 and raised their family of four children in Key West. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of the Rock in Key West. She and her husband moved to Brandon in 1986 and later moved to St...
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Kenneth Elias George

December 25, 1926 - October 4, 2017

Passed away on October 4, 2017 at the age of 90. Born in Canonsburg, PA he is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Mike) Evans and Kathleen (Richard) Barker; grandson, Devin Evans; great granddaughter, Ryleigh Evans; brothers, John (Marian), Pete (Melba), Joe (Kay), Tony, Michael, Butch and Bobby, and sisters, Helen George and Nancy (Chuck) Murphy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elias...
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Ron Owens

May 31, 1960 - October 4, 2017

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Janice Paulene Redkey

November 8, 1928 - October 3, 2017

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Albert William Garcia

September 23, 1934 - September 30, 2017

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Eleanor Massie Montague

March 30, 1932 - September 29, 2017

Ellie passed from this life at the age of 85 years on Friday, September 29, 2017, in Thonotosassa, FL, with family by her side. On August 4, 1950, she married Colonel Jack H. Montague, who preceded her in March, 2013. They were married almost 63 years. She is survived by one of her three siblings, Eugene Massie (Thelma); three children, Barbara M. Gil, john H. Montague, David M. Montague (Charla)...
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Mildred Jane Fabian

July 17, 1928 - September 29, 2017

89, of Tampa, passed away on Friday night, September 29th, 2017. She was born July 17th, 1928 in Tampa and lived there her entire life. Scottie attended Hillsborough High School and was a cheerleader, played several sports, and was voted “Best All Around Athlete.” She also participated in R.O.T.C. Saberettes, Girls Reserves, Glee Club, flag bearer in the band, and was a reporter for...
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