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

Mary Gene Nieves

May 5, 1927 - March 28, 2017

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Joseph Anthony Cacciatore

July 15, 1927 - March 28, 2017

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Peter James Klingler

May 17, 1938 - March 27, 2017

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Constantin Artzibushev

January 22, 1921 - March 26, 2017

This is a tribute to a gentleman who epitomized hard work, generosity and character. During his 96 years his journey brought him from an independent Lithuania where he was born into a prominent Russian family through the turmoils of World War II to the United States. An OB-GYN physician of over 50 years, with over 12,000 babies delivered, his fortunate arrival to Tampa Municipal Hospital in 1950...
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Albert James Tagg

April 21, 1934 - March 25, 2017

Lt. Col. & Captain Albert James “Jim” Tagg, Sr., 83, of Hampton Falls, N.H., passed away March 25, 2017, in Tampa, FL surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on April 21, 1934, in Beverly, MA, the son of Thomas and Nora Freer Tagg. He graduated from Topsfield High School in 1952. After graduation he Joined the Air Force and learned to fly over a dozen military aircraft...
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Laurie A. Hawthorne

October 18, 1961 - March 25, 2017

Laurie Hawthorne, 55, of St. Petersburg, passed away March 25, 2017. A gathering of friends and family will take place Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 2pm to 3pm and a celebration of life will begin at 3pm at Blount and Curry Macdill Chapel, 605 S. Macdill Ave, Tampa FL 33609. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ronald Hunt and Mary Ann Daniel and her daughter, Sarah Nicole Hawthorne. Those...
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Merrel Barr Stainton

December 31, 1939 - March 25, 2017

STAINTON, Merrel Barr, 77, of Tampa, passed into the arms of the Lord on March 25, 2017. The son of Alfred and Dorothy Stainton, he was born December 31, 1939 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was raised primarily in Tampa and attended H.B. Plant High School, graduating in 1958. He was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962 and a Law Degree in 1965 from the University of Florida, and...
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Nelson San Inocencio

October 30, 1955 - March 23, 2017

Nelson San Inocencio, It is with great sadness that the family of Nelson San Inocencio announces his passing on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the age of 61. Nelson was preceded in death by his loving parents Angel Manuel and Carmen Aurea San Inocencio. Nelson’s smile, his love for his family, and his gentle and kind hearted spirit, will be forever remembered by his brother and sisters Angel...
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Michelle Joann Johchuck

July 11, 1962 - March 23, 2017

In loving memory of Michelle J. Jonchuck of Tampa, Florida. Born on July 11, 1962 at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Mickey went to be with our Lord on March 23, 2017 in Tampa. Mickey spent many years in Radcliff, Kentucky and had the opportunity to travel and live with her family in Alaska and North Carolina before returning with her family to Radcliff. During her young life and in high school, Mickey...
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Betty Jeanne Robertson

May 16, 1934 - March 23, 2017

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Arthur H. Smith

April 27, 1938 - March 22, 2017

Arthur Henry “Smitty” Smith, 78, of Tampa, passed away March 22, 2017. Arthur is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary E. Smith; daughters, Donna Schaffer and husband, Jamie, Vicki Venezia, and husband Tony; sister, Jewell Morgan; grandchildren, Melanie Mosby, AJ Venezia and Aisha Smith and five great-grandchildren. A gathering of friends and family will take place on Tuesday, March...
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Mary Elizabeth Fernandez

January 23, 1929 - March 22, 2017

Mary Elizabeth “Skipper” Fernandez, 88, passed away March 22, 2017. She was born in Mobile, Alabama, January 23, 1929 to the late Frank and late Mildred Hobley. Mary grew up in New Orleans, LA and received a degree from Loyola University in Medical Technology and she was the first in her family to earn a college degree. Mary worked at Tampa General for over 20 years. She was a...
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Justina Ruiz Cruz

August 8, 1926 - March 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Macdill Chap, TAMPA, FL.
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Anna T. Seng

July 13, 1930 - March 17, 2017

SENG, Anna T., 86, of Tampa, passed away March 17, 2017. She was born July 13, 1930 to the late Anthony and Rosalie Torcivia in Phillipsburg, NJ. Anna was an active member and Eucharistic minister of Christ the King Catholic Church and a member of the South Tampa YMCA. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ralph C. Seng; three brothers and five sisters. Those left to cherish her memory...
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Orren Douglas Christian

November 20, 1923 - March 17, 2017

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Charlotte Maurine Hayes

May 28, 1936 - March 16, 2017

Charlotte M. Hayes, 80, went home to be with our Heavenly Father, March 16, 2017. She passed peacefully in her sleep with her four children at her side. Charlotte, also known as Grana, was born on May 28, 1936 in Knoxville TN. Following her marriage to, James Roy Hayes, they together moved to Tampa, FL. where she permanently resided. Filled with vitality and love of life, Charlotte made friends...
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Evan Mario Macrone

January 5, 2004 - March 15, 2017

Evan Mario Macrone was born January 5, 2004 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to Dominic James Macrone and Katherine Anne Macrone. He lived with his parents and older brother Michael Kevin Seydel-Macrone in Wayne and Devon, Pennsylvania for his first 3 years and was joined by a younger brother Gavin James Macrone in December of 2006. Evan was so well loved from the time he arrived, his grandparents...
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Pedro Francisco Bajo

April 2, 1933 - March 14, 2017

passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Pedro was born in Oviedo, Spain, as the 7th of 16 children. Needless to say, family was a very important part of his life. He was fiercely proud of each and every one of his children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. While living in Spain, he was a member of the military and became a practicing...
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William J. Demeter

June 5, 1952 - March 11, 2017

William “Bill” Demeter, 64, of Tampa passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Hermina Demeter and his two sisters. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years, Gail; daughters, Laura Rae Morette, husband Michael, Julianne Demeter, Fiancé Ryan Pines; granddaughters, Kennedy and Alexandra Morette and sister Irene...
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Paul L. Arnone

September 14, 1927 - March 11, 2017

ARNONE, Paul Lewis Sr. 89, husband, father, grandfather, sailor, wood craftsman, and spaghetti sauce extraordinaire, died Friday, March 11, 2017 in Tampa FL due to complications following surgery. Paul was born in Long Beach, NY September 14, 1927, to Peter and Camille Arnone. Paul had three siblings, an older brother and sister, Peter and Camille, and a younger sister, Maryann. He is survived by...
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Mercedes B. Corrales

September 24, 1925 - March 10, 2017

Mercedes B Corrales, 91, of Tampa passed away March 10, 2017. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Matilda Garcia, Peter Borrego; son, Lamar Sellers. Mercedes is survived by her siblings, Angie Rodriguez, Margaret Charneco, Tanya Stewart, and Maria Waters; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 1:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M with a funeral service to begin at 3...
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Karen M. Privitera

April 26, 1950 - March 9, 2017

Karen Michele (Cristie) Privitera, 66, of Tampa passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was born April 26, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Martin Cristie and the late Enid Storman. Karen married Joseph Michael Privitera on November 5, 1972. She leaves behind her husband of 44 years, Joe; daughters, Christy (Privitera) Guemple, husband James of Scottsdale, AZ; Alexandra Privitera, husband...
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Richard L. Thompson

July 6, 1934 - March 8, 2017

82, of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, March 8th at South Tampa Health and Rehab. Richard was born and raised in Tampa. He graduated from Hillsborough High School and went on to work for Bill Currie Ford for over 25 years. In his spare time, Richard enjoyed building model airplanes and taking care of the neighborhood cats. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Margaret Thompson; sons, Richard...
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Ramah Angela Rajaram

June 10, 1936 - March 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Macdill Chap, TAMPA, FL.
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Sebert A. Lewis

January 4, 1942 - February 27, 2017

A Mass will be held for Sebert ‘Sam’ Lewis on Tuesday, March 14th at 10:30am at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church on Manhattan in South Tampa. A Military Service with Honors with be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Thursday, March 16th, at 11:00am.
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Betty-Gene Harvey

April 23, 1933 - February 27, 2017

83, of Tampa, passed away on Monday, February 27th. Betty Gene was a lifelong Tampa resident. She graduated from Plant High School in 1952 and Florida Southern College in 1955. Betty Gene was a dedicated mother to six children and friend to all. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Miller, Anne Bulleit, and Kristin Fraser; sons, Mike Harvey, Timothy Harvey, and Reese Harvey; brother, Royce...
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Scott Allen Joyce

September 26, 1955 - February 26, 2017

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Mary Elizabeth Stevenson

January 29, 1913 - February 26, 2017

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Ashley Ann Vidal

February 17, 1990 - February 24, 2017

27, of Tampa, passed away on Friday, February 24th at Tampa General. Ashley was born in Tampa and raised in Tennessee. She graduated from Franklin County High School. Ashley loved going to the beach and her Georgia Bulldogs. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Miriam Vidal. She is survived by her mother, Tonya Austin; father, Kinsey Vidal; siblings, James Austin and Tristen Austin;...
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A. Lacy Baldy

November 10, 1930 - February 23, 2017

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Elizabeth L. McGucken

October 24, 1918 - February 20, 2017

Was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on October 24, 1918 and died on February 20, 2017 in Tampa. She was a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and did her graduate studies at LSU in Baton Rouge. She has been a resident of Tampa since 1941 when she married Gene McGucken, a Tampa native. She and her husband, who predeceased her in 1998, were original members of Christ the...
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Bruce M. McMillan

September 3, 1962 - February 17, 2017

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Molly Ellen Jensen

September 6, 1927 - February 15, 2017

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Donna Nichols Trupp

July 16, 1963 - February 12, 2017

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Jimmie A. Dicus

December 15, 1924 - February 11, 2017

92, Our mother, Jimmie Dicus, passed peacefully with family at her side February 11, 2017. She was born Dec. 15, 1924 in Rome, GA and was a resident of Tampa for the past 61 years. Jimmie was a member of the Summerset Social Club, the Crewe of Venus and enjoyed gardening and cooking. She was predeceased by her husband, Aubrey O. Dicus, Sr. and her son, Gary A. Dicus. She was survived by her son...
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Mary Elizabeth Duncan

April 8, 1927 - February 11, 2017

89, formerly of Ironto, Virginia, died peacefully on Saturday, February 11th, in Tampa, Florida, where she resided since 1972. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Duncan, Sr., and youngest son, Michael Carlton Duncan. She is survived by son, Charles Duncan, Jr “Pete” and his wife, Kathleen and son, William Dennis Duncan, both of Tampa, Florida; four grandchildren; 14...
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Donald E. Harding

May 14, 1923 - February 9, 2017

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Carmen Valenti Noto

May 24, 1920 - February 9, 2017

96,passed away on February 9th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie G. Noto, parents, Epifanio (Eddie) Valenti and Josephine G. Valenti, and son-in-law, David R. Nackashi.She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia N. Nackashi of Raleigh, NC, and son, Dennis J. Noto (Kelly Taaffe), her grandchildren, Elizabeth and Sarah Noto, David P. Nackashi (Elizabeth), and Laura N. Murrieta ...
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Marvin Joseph Elvin

December 28, 1923 - February 6, 2017

Elvin, Marvin Joseph “Joe”,93, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017. A native of Michigan, he moved to Tampa in 1959 with his wife and four children to enjoy the warmth of Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Pat. Survivors include his son, Dan; daughter Debby; daughter & son-in-law Janet & Ned Baldwin; daughter & son-in-law Patsy & Brian...
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Patricia Sue Cothron

May 20, 1956 - February 5, 2017

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Makenli Christine Martin

February 11, 2012 - February 4, 2017

Makenli Christine Martin was born February 11, 2012 to Hunter and Vanessa Martin. She was taken home to be with God on February 4, 2017, one week before her fifth birthday. Makenli loved life! She came into this world under strained conditions, involving a very high-risk pregnancy. But, she did not let that slow her down at all. Makenli walked early, talked early, and began singing at the same...
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Yumiko Y. De La Cruz

October 21, 1935 - February 4, 2017

81, of Tampa, passed away on Saturday, February 4th at Kindred Hospital. Yumi was born in Nagasaki, Japan and moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1970 after traveling the world with her husband. In her spare time she enjoyed making silk plants. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Momosaki and Hama Ide. She is survived by her husband of 53 years,...
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Makenli Christine Martin

February 11, 2012 - February 4, 2017

Makenli Christine Martin was born February 11, 2012 to Hunter and Vanessa Martin. She was taken home to be with God on February 4, 2017, one week before her fifth birthday. Makenli loved life! She came into this world under strained conditions, involving a very high-risk pregnancy. But, she did not let that slow her down at all. Makenli walked early, talked early, and began singing at the same...
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Arthur David Carlson

August 27, 1955 - February 1, 2017

CARLSON, A. David61, of Tampa, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017. David was born in Tampa on August 27, 1955 to the late Beryl K. Carlson and A. David Carlson. He is survived by his stepmother America M. Carlson, step-sister Mary K. Carlson and step-brother John C. Carlson. David graduated from Plant High School class of 1973 where he was a member of the Hall of Fame and was voted best...
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Joseph J. Spinella

May 18, 1932 - February 1, 2017

84, of Tampa, FL went to his eternal rest on February 1, 2017. Joe was a devoted family man who loved to go for family bike rides, build model trains, sing and dance, help the poor in his community and studied the bible constantly.Joe was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 18, 1932 and was a first generation American born to native Italian parents, the late Giuseppe “Joseph” Spinella Sr. and...
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Martha A. Hartman

May 22, 1937 - February 1, 2017

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Betty Ray Giordano

December 18, 1933 - January 31, 2017

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Albert Byrne Litschgi

December 31, 1920 - January 31, 2017

96, of Tampa, Florida, passed away peacefully in the presence of his son on January 31, 2017.Byrne was born to Mary Catherine Byrne Litschgi and Albert William Litschgi on December 31, 1920, in Charleston, South Carolina. His sisters, Anna Marguerite Litschgi Woodruff, Jeanette Litschgi Horsfield, Mary Keim Litschgi Anderson, as well as his parents, predeceased him. Byrne's loving wife of 63...
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Mary-Phyllis Harvey

July 2, 1949 - January 29, 2017

67, passed away January 29, 2017 at Moffitt Cancer Center. She was born July 2, 1949, daughter of Samuel I. Dolcimascolo and Annie-Kate Brengle. Mary-Phyllis attended Helen Hill pre-school, Gorrie, Wilson,Plant High School, the Fashion Institute in Atlanta, and graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta where she was a member of Chi Omega. Following graduation, she married John W. Harvey,...
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Axel Lee Horton

October 2, 1941 - January 29, 2017

75, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, January 29th. Axel was born in Todd, PA and raised in Robertsdale, PA. After graduating from high school, he joined the US Army and served in Germany where he met his wife, Ursula; also, served 1 year of combat in Vietnam before retiring as a TSGT after 21 years. After retirement, Axel continued working as an airplane mechanic for 20 years. Axel was preceded...
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Marguerite Bless McInnis

November 29, 1922 - January 29, 2017

Marguerite “Meg” Bless McInnis, 94, died January 29, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.A private viewing was held Wednesday, February 1st at Blount & Curry Funeral Home in Tampa. She was born November 29, 1922 in Bangor, Maine moving to Gainesville when she was five where her father was a professor with the physics department at the University of Florida. In Gainesville, she developed many...
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Frederick Eugene Lykes

December 27, 1945 - January 28, 2017

of North Reddington Beach, passed away January 28. He was 71 years old. Fred was a musician and played the organ for several churches in Pinellas County. He was also a composer and released an album of original works called Star Bound. He served in the Army during the Viet Nam war and spent nearly two years there in 1966-7. Fred was known locally as an avid fisherman. Friends say he knew the ways...
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Mildred C. Cagno

July 3, 1923 - January 27, 2017

Mildred Cagno, 93, of Tampa, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Bon Secours. Born in Garfield, NJ, Mildred moved here in 1950. She was a homemaker and a Pink Lady at St. Joseph’s Hospital for many years. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She was a major fundraiser for Spina Bifida in Tampa. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert, two brothers and two...
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Dolores P. Montesanti

November 21, 1919 - January 27, 2017

Dolores P. Montesanti, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2017, in Tampa, FL. Dolores was one of seven children born to Tom and Dominica Peluso in Lake Placid, NY. Her young life was filled with adventures living in NYC during the school year and summering in Lake Placid. While in Lake Placid, she especially enjoyed sailing with her family on...
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William E. Reynolds

June 9, 1924 - January 27, 2017

William E. Reynolds (Bill) passed away on January 27, 2017. Born in St. Petersburg on June 9, 1924 to Harold Thomson Reynolds and Alice Dixon Reynolds. Graduated from St. Petersburg High in 1942 where he lettered in football, basketball and track and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2003. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in Business...
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Charles W. Hale

August 16, 1929 - January 26, 2017

HALE, Charles W., 87, the youngest of three sons of Earl Haywood Hale and Ruth Todd Hale, was a true native of Tampa, Florida. Charles was one of the first infants born at the new Tampa General Hospital on August 16, 1929. He died under Hospice Care on January 26, 2017 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 59 years and best friend of 60 years, Myrle Halsey Hale; brother, Earl. H...
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Joan Ragon Hundley

May 20, 1937 - January 26, 2017

79, of Tampa, passed away on Jan 26, 2017. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. Joan is survived by her loving husband, Larry; 2 sons; 3 granddaughters; and 3 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb 2 at 11am with a funeral service to follow at Blount and Curry-MacDill, 605 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL.
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Richard Marvin Mistler

March 23, 1945 - January 24, 2017

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William L. Van Dyke

March 1, 1946 - January 23, 2017

Van Dyke, William Lawshe, III, 70 of Tampa, died on January 23, 2017.Born in Tampa, Billy attended Mitchell, Wilson, Darlington (Rome, Ga.) and Plant High School. From ages 9 to 17, he attended Frye’s Leap Camp in Maine which had a tremendous impact on his life. He graduated from Florida State University earning a degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Kappa Alpha...
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David William Altenbernd

January 18, 1921 - January 23, 2017

Died on January 23, 2017, at the age of 96 in Tampa, Florida. He was born January 18, 1921 in Muscatine, Iowa. He graduated from Muscatine High School and then from Iowa State University with a degree in electrical engineering. He met his wife, Floy (Alton), at Iowa State where they married in 1941. They were happily married for nearly 75 years before she died in May 2016. He was a WWII...
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Marshall C. Ferrell

July 16, 1926 - January 23, 2017

Marshall Carr Ferrell, Jr., age 90, peacefully passed away at his home on January 23, 2017. He was born July 16, 1926 in Petersburg, VA to the late Marshall and Anne Maclin Ferrell. Marshall was a U.S. Navy veteran and a graduate of Duke University where he met Isabelle, his wife of 63 years. They moved to Tampa in 1955 where Marshall spent 35 years as an Account Representative for 3M Company. He...
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Allison Elizabeth Sharp

April 27, 1989 - January 21, 2017

Allison Elizabeth Sharp, 27, passed on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from injuries suffered in a car accident. Allison leaves behind her parents, Susan Heath Sharp of Tampa, Florida and William M. Sharp, Sr. of Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida, her maternal grandmother Marlay Barbee, her sister Amy Heath Patenaude and husband Jeffery Patenaude, her brother William M. Sharp, Jr. (Wiley) and wife Laura...
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Sylvia Chapman

September 15, 1937 - January 20, 2017

Chapman, Sylvia Gail (White), 79, of Brandon, Florida since 1966, born September 15, 1937 in Wheeling, West Virginia, entered into the joy of her Lord Jesus Christ on January 20, 2017. She graduated from Masontown High School in 1955, met and married her husband of 54 years, "Bob" Chapman in 1957 and they lived in Morgantown, West Virginia. As her husband pursued a degree and career in...
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Karen Verine Ross

May 26, 1959 - January 19, 2017

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Robert Stephen Hoye

May 31, 1960 - January 19, 2017

56, of Tampa, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 19th in Tallahassee, FL. Bob was born in Washington D.C. and attended St. Louis University. He continued his education at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and earned his Pharmacy degree. Bob moved to the Tampa area in 1985 and opened his specialty compounding pharmacy, Hoye’s Pharmacy in 1989. In his spare time he enjoyed exercise, and...
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Mary Alice Blevins

March 10, 1940 - January 19, 2017

Blevins, Mary Alice, 76, of Tampa, passed away January 19, 2017. She was born in Binghamton, NY, March 10, 1940 to the late Dr. Paul F. Willwerth and the late Margaret Matthews.Mary Alice Blevins was born and grew up in upstate New York, Watkins Glen and Montour Falls, NY. Her Father, Dr. Paul Willwerth, was a physician and businessman from Syracuse, NY and her mother Margaret Willwerth, a...
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Alvin A. Bennati

June 14, 1930 - January 19, 2017

BENNATI, Alvin Anthony SR.Father, life partner, Papa, brother, Uncle and friend to many AKA; Dad, Father, Ben, Benji, Mr. Ben, Mr. B, Uncle Ben and Uncle Alvin left us Thursday January 19th due to fatal injuries sustained in an auto accident in Tampa. He was surrounded by his loving family when he transitioned to the other side where we feel certain he was greeted by all those that pre-deceased...
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Dayne Carl Garrison

July 26, 1954 - January 15, 2017

GARRISON, Dayne Carl, 62, of Tampa, FL died Sunday morning, 15 January 2017 from heart disease. The son of Ernest Martin Garrison and Joan Martine Kelly Garrison, he was born in Newport News, VA on 26 July 1954. His family moved to Davis Islands, Tampa in August 1963. He attended Gorrie Elementary, Wilson Jr. High, and H.B. Plant High Schools in Tampa before enrolling in Florida State...
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David William Stevens

March 5, 1945 - January 14, 2017

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Michele Blanton Herlong

September 3, 1963 - January 14, 2017

HERLONG, MICHELE Blanton, 53, passed away on January 14, 2017 after a very courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Tampa, FL on September 3, 1963. Raised in Indian Harbour Beach, FL where she spent many happy days by the ocean. Michele was a graduate of Satellite High School and Hillsboro Community College. Shortly after college Michele obtained her contractor’s license and was often...
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James Walter Lundy

April 21, 1921 - January 12, 2017

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Alfonso Griego

May 27, 1939 - January 11, 2017

Griego, Alfonso R.77, of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, January 11th surrounded by family at his home. He was born in Clayton, New Mexico. Alfonso joined the US Air Force and attended college on the GI Bill. Alfonso and his wife lived all over the United States throughout Alfonso’s military career and came to Tampa in 1969. After retiring from the USAF, Alfonso worked for the US Postal...
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Mary Eloise Harrington

March 29, 1921 - January 11, 2017

95, of Tampa, passed away on January 11, 2017. Eloise was predeceased by her loving husband, Lee B. Harrington, of 45 years. She is survived by her son, Harold Harrington; daughter, Lynne Baar; grandchildren, Alan, Jennifer, Amy, and Kim; great granddaughter, Emma; and her loving furry companion, Misty. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eloise's name can be made to Manhattan United...
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Helyn E. Bender

February 20, 1922 - January 11, 2017

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Clark Barlow

August 31, 1938 - January 8, 2017

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Dennis G. White

October 29, 1931 - January 8, 2017

85, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, January 8th at Bayshore Pointe. Dennis was born and raised in Tampa and attended Jesuit High School. He owned and operated his own landscaping business for many years. He enjoyed classical music and was very artistic and always enjoyed a good laugh. During his 17 years at Bayshore Pointe, he enjoyed spreading the Good News of the Bible. Dennis was preceded in...
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Clark Wade Barlow

August 31, 1938 - January 8, 2017

78, a Tampa native, passed away on January 8, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Clark retired from GTE Corporation as Senior Vice President - Operations and President, GTE Communications Systems.He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather - our rock. He was an example of integrity, loyalty, and deep loving commitment to his family. We will miss him...
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Cody Fowler Davis

October 6, 1959 - January 7, 2017

Cody Fowler Davis lived his life and raised his children according to an important mantra: “Salt water cures everything.” This included bumps and bruises, a grumpy attitude, daughters’ broken hearts from failed high school relationships, and even a deep wound in his back caused from falling on his deep sea spear gun. Cody grew up fishing and boating around Davis Island and the...
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Joan Marie Groenendaal

July 1, 1933 - January 7, 2017

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James H. Horn

July 6, 1935 - January 6, 2017

James H. Horn, 81, passed away on January 6, 2017. Jim is preceded by his parents, James "Howard" and Virginia Mae Horn, survived by his loving wife, Carmen Derriso, brother Gerald Horn, sister Deanna Harris, son James Horn, daughter Darsi Kemp, stepdaughters Angela Gardner and Maria Derriso, eight grandchildren: Jessica (Ben), Brittney, Jayme, Norman, Michael, Christopher, Mishelle and...
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Jean M. Howell

June 20, 1929 - January 3, 2017

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Michelle Jeanine Pratt

August 21, 1959 - January 2, 2017

57, of Tampa, concluded her journey on earth peacefully on Jan 02, 2017 at home.Michelle is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Jim; mother, Margaret Arsenaux; daughter, Penny Jo Murphy; and son, Daniel Paul (Katie) Murphy. She is preceded in death by her father, Henry Lee Weis.Michelle was born on Aug 21, 1959 to Henry Lee and Margaret Weis in Effingham, IL. She graduated from Port...
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George A. Besbekos

December 2, 1924 - January 2, 2017

BESBEKOS, DR. GEORGE A., Rear Admiral, Dental Corps. U.S.N., Retired, died January 2, 2017.Dr. Besbekos was born December 2, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. He was graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1947, and entered the Navy as a dental officer in August 1947. He served for 31 years in a variety of duty assignments, including duty aboard USS ORION (AS-18), USS MACON (CA-130) and...
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Randalyn Christine Campbell

April 22, 1921 - December 29, 2016

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Eugene Fasulo

November 16, 1931 - December 29, 2016

Eugene “Gene” Fasulo, 85, passed away December 29, 2016. He was born November 16, 1931 in New York City. He is preceded in death by his parents Brigida and John Fasulo; brothers Raymond and Joseph. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Judi; daughter Jean Marie Huff and sister, Lillian Randazzo. Gene proudly served his country during the Korean War where he was awarded a...
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Mary Frances Robertson

February 22, 1920 - December 29, 2016

96, has been laid to rest. Born in Tampa to Frank S. and Euphemia Adamo in 1920, she died in Miami on December 29, 2016. She is predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Harry Robertson, and daughter Mary Grossholz. Survivors include daughters, Marjorie Swensson of Miami and Barbara Lewis of St. Petersburg; grandchildren Carl, Scot and Bret Swensson; Heather Crane, Laura Gibson; Kendra and...
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Dorothy Ann Watson Smith

June 27, 1924 - December 26, 2016

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Timothy P. Fowler

May 19, 1956 - December 25, 2016

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Artemas Bronson Thayer

September 2, 1939 - December 24, 2016

77, died December 24, 2016, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, following several years battling cancer. His wife of 47 years, Stella, was at his side and together with their daughter, Susannah, they had enjoyed the evening in good cheer amidst Christmas decorations.Bronson was born September 2, 1939, in Mineola, NY, one day before the start of World War II. He was the second son born to...
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Stephanie W. Dann

September 7, 1934 - December 24, 2016

82, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at her home in Tampa. Stephanie was born September 7th, 1934 in Wilmington, Delaware. She attended Western Maryland College and graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. Stephanie taught fourth grade at Brookside Elementary in Newark, Delaware for 12 years. While teaching at Brookside, she made many...
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Patrick K. O'Connell

September 24, 1937 - December 23, 2016

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Tera A. Bates

August 23, 1945 - December 23, 2016

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John Carbonneau

November 6, 1923 - December 22, 2016

John, 93, died December 22, 2016. Born in Island Pond, VT November 6, 1923, he was son of Michael J. and Zelma (Hurley) Carbonneau. He is survived by his wife Elaine, sister Patricia Carbonneau, several nieces and nephews.He graduated from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, VT after a stint in WWII and taught history for three years before moving to Tampa in 1955. He was employed by the...
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Sandra Calhoun Touchton

June 11, 1938 - December 20, 2016

78, died at her Tampa home on December 20, 2016 following an extended illness. Born June 11, 1938 in Madison, Florida, she was the daughter of John Caldwell Calhoun, Jr. and Sara Alice Tooke. At age two, she moved with her family to Tallahassee, Florida where she lived until completing college. In Tallahassee, Sandy graduated from Leon High School in 1956. She then graduated from Florida State...
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Charles Hach

September 9, 1919 - December 19, 2016

97, passed away on December 19, 2016 in San Antonio TX. Born in Mexico on Sept. 9, 1919, he was the son of Otto and Lupe Hach. He was a long term resident of Tampa and a graduate of the University of Tampa after serving in World War II. Mr. Hach was predeceased by his wife, Lois Hach and is survived by his daughter, Donna Crabtree and her husband Bob, his son Rick and his wife, Donna;...
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Jane Shirley Askew

October 20, 1923 - December 19, 2016

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Charles A. Whirley

October 13, 1931 - December 18, 2016

Age 85, Tampa, Fl., passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 18 after fighting a battle with Alzheimer’s disease for the last 12 years. He was surrounded by family, with the love of his life for 62 years, Betty Whirley, at his bedside.Born October 13, 1931 in Marianna, Fl. to Eldridge and Rosa Lee Whirley, he left home after high school to serve 20+ proud years in the USAF. He worked on B...
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Charles A. Whirley

October 13, 1931 - December 18, 2016

Age 85, Tampa, Fl., passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 18 after fighting a battle with Alzheimer’s disease for the last 12 years. He was surrounded by family, with the love of his life for 62 years, Betty Whirley, at his bedside.Born October 13, 1931 in Marianna, Fl. to Eldridge and Rosa Lee Whirley, he left home after high school to serve 20+ proud years in the USAF. He worked on B...
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Beverly Anne Rogers

August 25, 1937 - December 18, 2016

79, of Tampa, Florida, passed away December 18, 2016, after a courageous 4 year battle with breast cancer. She was born in her grandmother's home in Tifton, GA, to Thomas Earle Cox, Jr. and Evelyn Wrigley Cox. As the daughter of a U.S. Army officer, she lived in Japan and Italy following WWII, igniting a passion for all things Asian and Italian. She was married to the love of her life, Craven...
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Mary Woodbery Gill

June 9, 1915 - December 16, 2016

101, went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2016. Born in Bainbridge, GA., but lived in Orlando, FL until she married her love, Robert Gill and moved to Tampa in 1939. She attended Florida State Women’s College. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her son, Robert Gill Jr. (Judy); grandchildren, Christopher Gill (Laura), and Laura Mullinax ...
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