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

Virginia Ann Klein

September 25, 1952 - June 24, 2017

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William John Cairns

March 10, 1960 - June 20, 2017

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Kurt Jasielonis

January 19, 1952 - June 20, 2017

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Tauvee H. Mabry

October 12, 1925 - June 18, 2017

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Marlene Sue Paskert

August 14, 1940 - June 16, 2017

Sue, of Tampa and Little Gasparilla Island, Fl. passed into the arms of the Lord while at home surrounded by her family on Friday, June 16, 2017. Sue was born August 14, 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Martin “Captain Marty” and Eloisa Foster. She was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Hannah Rose Paskert. She was of the Catholic faith.Sue was a graduate of H...
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Nicholas D. Massari

January 17, 1935 - June 13, 2017

Massari, Nicholas D. 82, of Tampa, FL, died on June 13, 2017. He is survived by wife, Violet; son, Dick (Lorena); daughter, Donna; grandchildren, Michael, Anthony, and Marissa; and sister, Angela. He is preceded in death by his brother Andrew and parents. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 N Florida Ave, Tampa FL 33602. ...
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Charles F. Bodo

September 13, 1964 - June 12, 2017

Charlie Bodo, 52, a Tampa Florida native, passed away suddenly of complications with pneumonia and lung cancer, on June 12, 2017. A graduate of T.R. Robinson High School, he loved to fish and always wanted to be in a boat and on the water.Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Dawn M. Bodo, son Devin Bodo age 17, daughter Amanda Bodo age 13, Mother Marcia Clamon Bodo, sister Laura...
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Marsha Jane Evans

June 13, 1947 - June 11, 2017

Jane Evans, 69, of Tampa, passed away June 11, 2017. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Jeffrey LaFleur; grandson Jayden; mother, Mildred Hatton; sisters, Dee Rocha, Linda Betta; brother, Mac Hatton; nieces and nephew. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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Stella Grace Phillips

March 20, 1928 - June 11, 2017

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Robert Lawrence Valashinas

April 28, 1966 - June 10, 2017

51, of Tampa, Florida, passed away at home on June 10, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born to Kristine Rosendale Valashinas and Robert Valashinas in Binghamton, New York, Rob attended Seton Catholic High School and then Clarkson University and Keystone College before transferring to the University of Houston to play on the University’s tennis team. Graduating with degrees in Finance...
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Grace Louise Dickerhoof

May 11, 1917 - June 8, 2017

Dickerhoof, Grace Louise100, “Amazing Grace” entered into eternal rest on June 8, 2017. She was born in Chicago on May 11, 1917 where she lived until she retired and moved to Sun Lakes, Arizona. 15 years later she moved with her husband, Roy, to Sun City, Florida. She moved to Canterbury Tower, Tampa in 2011. Her rich and full life was spent as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother;...
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Jack E. Alexander

September 11, 1929 - June 6, 2017

87, of Tampa, passed away on June 6, 2017. Partner of Steve Du Beck and former owners of the Antique Mall of Palma Ceia in Tampa. Born and will be buried in Valdosta, GA. He is survived by Steve and Bryan Du Beck. He was a lover of life, people, the theater, classical music, classic antiques cars, toy trains, toy cars, toys of any kind and antiques. He always looked up at the stars at night and...
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Nancy Jo Pupello

March 22, 1927 - June 6, 2017

90, of Tampa, passed away on June 6, 2017 at her home. Born on March 22, 1927 in Bascom, Florida. Nancy was married to her beloved husband Frank for 62 years. Frank predeceased her in 2013. Nancy is survived by her children Michael, Fran, Michelle and son-in-law Dan Dowell, grandchildren Vanessa and David Carpenter, Michael Frank, Melanie and Curtis Jorgensen, Meghan, Matt and Abby and Will...
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Edward Patrick Ryan

June 2, 1943 - June 4, 2017

717 South restaurant lost a loyal patron on Sunday, June 4, 2017, when Edward Patrick Ryan – “Ed” - died peacefully at his home in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. Born on June 2, 1943 to John Ryan and Kathryn (née McNerney) Ryan in Canandaigua, New York, Ed spent his formative years working at Ryan’s Oasis, his parents’ bar on Phoenix Street in...
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Gary L. Joiner

January 10, 1952 - June 4, 2017

Gary L. Joiner, born January 10, 1952 in Amarillo, TX, passed away suddenly onJ une 04, 2017 from a brief illness. He was a good man who had strong passions for art, photography, history, carpentry and an undying love for his family, friends and pets. He is survived by his wife, Claudia B Joiner; son, Charles F. Joiner, and granddaughter, Grace Isabelle Joiner. In lieu of flowers, please send...
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Karen Jean Nelson

September 9, 1949 - May 31, 2017

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Charles S. Casper

June 15, 1944 - May 28, 2017

72, passed away peacefully May 28, 2017 after a lengthy illness. A highly decorated U.S. Army veteran, Chuck proudly served his country during two tours of duty in Vietnam, earning a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, Gallantry Cross (w/Silver Star), Distinguished Flying Cross, and Army Aviator Badge, among others. Chuck earned his master’s degree in Public Administration at USF. Before his...
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Catherine A. Cappello

November 3, 1927 - May 28, 2017

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Beverly Joan Russell

December 14, 1959 - May 27, 2017

Ms. Beverly Joan Russell , formerly Hawk, of Tampa, FL passed away in her home on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at the age of – she made me promise not to tell.Joan was born December 14th, 1959 (don’t do the math) to her parents Mervin Craig Hawk and Pansy Hawk.She is survived by her daughter Amanda; her mother Pansy, her brother and sister-in-law Don and Robin Hawk; and her beloved dog...
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Irene Anne Seay

November 3, 1935 - May 22, 2017

Seay, Irene Anne Pittner, 81, of Tampa passed away May 22, 2017 with her daughter by her side. Born November 3, 1935 she is predeceased by her parents, Irene and Arnold Pittner and her husband of 48 years, Erskine.Irene loved volunteer work supporting the arts and served on the boards of FOTA, the Orchestra Guild, the Scarfone Gallery and two terms as president of Las Damas de Arte.She is...
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Roger Wallace Hupper

May 16, 1927 - May 21, 2017

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Timothy Andrew Boone

July 13, 1970 - May 21, 2017

46, of Tampa, returned to the loving arms of his parents and best friend and brother, Jamie on May 21, 2017. Tim loved spending time with the family, music, and his job as an arborist. The trees in heaven are sure to be trimmed to perfection. He is survived by his children, Justin Boone, Jessica (John) Randolph, Kayley Boone, and Jake Hackney; granddaughters, Sophia, Jolie, and Juliana; grand-dog...
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Elizabeth Joan Hickey

May 6, 1932 - May 20, 2017

Elizabeth Joan Hickey, 85, of Tampa passed away May 20, 2017. She was born on May 6, 1932 in Tampa, to the late Anthony and Frances Grandoff. Betty was a graduate of Academy of the Holy Names and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from Georgetown University. Betty was an instructor of art at the University of Tampa and one of the original artists for the Gasparilla art show. Betty...
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Bonnie Hunt Corral

January 19, 1925 - May 20, 2017

Bonnie Hunt Corral of Tampa peacefully passed away on May 19, 2017. Bonnie was born January 19, 1925 in Jacksonville, Florida to Frank and Agnes Hunt. She graduated from H.B. Plant High School and Florida State University. Bonnie was preceded in death by her devoted husband Manuel of 47 wonderful years and brother Frank Hunt Jr. She is survived by her loving sons Christopher (Sandi) and Dr. Kent...
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Alan Richard Hylton

October 3, 1926 - May 19, 2017

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Ruby Lee Allshouse

June 27, 1914 - May 19, 2017

Ruby Lee Allshouse, 102, passed away May 19, 2017. She was one of the founding members of the Tampa Orchid Club and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Jack Allshouse and daughter, Jerolyn Milner. Those left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Linda Milner, Lori Tipson, husband Michael; great-grandchildren, Julie Michaels, husband...
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Mary Elizabeth Miller

August 28, 1924 - May 17, 2017

Miller, Mary White, 92, of Tampa, went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2017. Born in Halifax County, VA, August 28, 1924, she married Carey Richmond Miller, Jr. in 1943. She was a member of Christ Community Church for over 40 years, and her love for God was evident in her everyday life - always a gracious, Christian, southern lady. She constantly read the Bible and studied from her vast...
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Anna Sarris

January 27, 1925 - May 16, 2017

92, on May 16th, 2017 our beloved mother left this world to be with the Lord. Mama was born on the beautiful island of Andros, Greece in the village of Apikia. She was a member of the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church where she served in the Philoptocos Society. Mama loved working at the Greek Festivals for many years with her husband and friends. Anna loved nature, playing with her pet...
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Ford Hughes Dato

September 19, 2002 - May 15, 2017

Ford Hughes Dato, 14, passed away May 15, 2017. Our little boy is an angel in heaven now. Ford was born September 19, 2002 and was a happy, loving and caring boy with a big heart and was a friend to all. He loved spending time with his family and many friends; including his beagle Shiloh, his loving animals including rabbits and chickens. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his Boy Scout...
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Joseph Reina Guagliardo

October 27, 1927 - May 14, 2017

Guagliardo, Joseph Reina (J.R.), 89, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, May 14th. He was born to Italian (Sicilian) immigrant parents on October 27, 1927 in Tampa, Florida. He attended Gary Elementary, Franklin Junior High, and graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1946. In his senior year, he met the love of his life, Marian Glorioso, and they married on August 9th, 1948. After...
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John Maurice Clark

April 30, 1945 - May 12, 2017

John Maurice Clark, of Tampa, passed away on May 12, 2017.John is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Theresa Clark; his children, Calli Clark Griffin, Carri Clark Hondroulis and Gloria Kay Clark. John is also survived by his sisters, Donna Carter, Cathy Sims (Kenny), Mary Ellen Clark (Guy Bernheim); brother, Robert J. Clark, Jr., (Patty) and his mother, Mary C. Clark. John has four...
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John W. Parsels

June 28, 1945 - May 11, 2017

PARSELS, John W., 71, Tampa, Florida, died on May 11, 2017 after a long illness with his family by his side. John was a decorated combat veteran. During his 15-year Army career, he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Amy Aviator Badge, Vietnam Service Medal (6 Campaigns), Vietnam Campaign Medal, 7 O/S Bars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze...
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Bonnie Koontz Evans

July 15, 1919 - May 11, 2017

97, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2017, in Tampa Florida. Bonnie Evans was a resident of Tampa Florida since 1953. She lived there with her husband, Everett B Evans and where deeply committed to the community.Mrs. Evans was born July 15, 1919 in Charleston WV to the parents of Flenn and Icy Koontz. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1935 and went on to study Business...
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George Edward Peters

November 22, 1932 - May 10, 2017

George "Sonny" Peters, formally of Wellesley MA, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2017 in Tampa Florida. George was born in Boston, MA to George and Evelyn Peters on November 22, 1932. As vice President of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1955. He married Cynthia Ward on November 26, 1955. George enjoyed a long and prosperous career with the Polaroid...
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Elvis Livingston Mansker

January 26, 1932 - May 9, 2017

Transitioned to a new being and has left behind a loving wife, of 41 years, Sue; daughters, Jennifer Herrera, Glenda Almquist (Jeff), And Beth Schatzberg (Ronnie); Sons, John Mansker (Bev) and Andy Mansker; Grandsons, Victor Lorenzo, Joey Herrera, Austin Crespo, Zack Mansker, Blake Mansker, and Cole Schatzberg; granddaughters, Madison Schatzberg, Ashley Ann Mansker, and Sara Ann Mansker. Buddy...
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Muriel M. Klugherz

November 18, 1922 - May 8, 2017

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Lawrence Kahana

December 8, 1927 - May 8, 2017

What do you say when such a man dies—that he lived well, that he left the world a much better place than he found it- that so many people will miss him: his smile, his wit, his compassion, his bedside manner, his intellect, his “can do” attitude. There are no words that seem to describe our loss… the world’s loss. There are no words that are adequate. Dr. Lawrence...
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Dorothy B. Chambers

May 22, 1932 - April 26, 2017

Dorothy “Dottie” Chambers, 84, of Tampa passed away April 26, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Mark Chambers; children, Kevin Chambers, Lisa Muiselaar, Janice Chambers and Kathy Metz, husband Marc; siblings, Edward Brewer, wife Pat, Pat Strayer, husband Dick, Anne Armistead, husband Bob, James L. Brewer, Linda Slavik, husband Roger; seven grand-children; great...
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Ava Madeleine Davis

November 28, 2014 - April 25, 2017

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Eduardo Carlos Fueyo

November 2, 1959 - April 24, 2017

Died Monday, April 24 at age 57. He was predeceased by his father, Eduardo R. Fueyo and is survived by his parents, Flora and Vincent Napoli; brothers, Enrique “Rick” and Carlos Fueyo; his half-sister, Erica White; step-sister, Lisa Sealey; nephews, Jon and Evan Fueyo, and Ryan Sealey; and his nieces, Jessica and Sara Fueyo. A gathering will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 11am...
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Joseph Emory Harlow

October 7, 1923 - April 24, 2017

93, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones on April 24, 2017.Joseph was born October 7, 1923 in Watervliet, N.Y., the eldest of three children born at home to Emory and Bertha Harlow.He started school at age 4 in Colonie, N.Y. and at 16, graduated from La Salle Institute in Troy, N.Y., where he had become an expert equestrian.He attended The University of St. Michael's...
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Ewell Calvin Johnson

April 18, 1926 - April 22, 2017

JOHNSON, Ewell Calvin, 91, passed away April 22, 2017. He was born in Tampa, Florida, son of the late Alice and Calvin Johnson. He attended Gorrie, Wilson, and Plant High Schools in Tampa, followed by a Bachelor's degree in electrical engi­neering from Georgia Tech and a Doctor of Science from M.I.T.(1951). He then joined the Bendix Corporation in Detroit and worked as a research engineer...
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Bartholomew Francis Supple

February 15, 1936 - April 20, 2017

Bartholomew F. Supple, Jr. "Bart" died peacefully after a short illness at home on April 20, 2017 in Tampa, FL at the age of 81. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Supple and sister, Ellen Forlino.Bart is survived by his wife Toni, lovingly married for 58 years. Children are: Bart P. Supple (preceded his Dad in death in 1994), Timothy Supple married to Cathryn (of Sneads...
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Norman John Hydera

April 4, 1932 - April 20, 2017

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Lillian E. Evers

July 28, 1923 - April 19, 2017

Lillian Evers, 93, passed away April 19, 2017, in Dothan, AL. Lillian was born on July 28, 1923, in Jewett City, CT, and has been a Tampa resident since 1956. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Johnny Clyde Evers, to whom she was married for almost sixty-four years. Her survivors are sons Johnny C. Evers II (Brenda) of Atlanta, GA, and Richard L. Evers (Nancy) of Hobe Sound, FL;...
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Nancy H. McCoy

October 18, 1945 - April 19, 2017

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Katie Morgan Golden

August 23, 1999 - April 18, 2017

Katie Morgan Golden was born on August 23rd, 1999 in Tampa, Florida to Dawn and Cliff Golden. She was a miracle baby who was born 12 weeks early and weighed only two pounds. Katie’s life was a gift to her family for 17 years as she passed away on April 18th, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. Though tiny in stature, Katie was fearless in nature. She was a talented musician and an...
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Margaret B. Riedel

September 21, 1922 - April 18, 2017

RIEDEL, Margaret B.94, went to be with her Lord and Savior, whom she greatly loved, April 18, 2017. Margaret was born to Walter J. and Pauline M. Barngrover in Cedar Rapids, IA. She permanently moved to Tampa in 1960 with her husband, Harley, the founder and president of Li’l General Stores, a 250-plus chain of convenience stores headquartered in Tampa, and their three children, Heidi,...
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William S. Myers

August 13, 1930 - April 18, 2017

MYERS, Capt. William Stewart USN (Ret.)86, Tampa, Fl, passed away on April 18, 2017. He was born in Mukden, China in 1930 moving to the US in 1941. He joined the Navy in 1949, proudly severing for 33 years. William was commissioned as Ensign, receiving his aviator wings in 1951. His career took him to Pensacola, FL; Corpus Christi, TX; Whidbey Island, WA; the Korean Conflict; Brunswick, ME;...
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Thomas F. Defranco

March 24, 1952 - April 16, 2017

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John Christopher Stratis

April 28, 1958 - April 14, 2017

John C. Stratis, of Lithia, Florida, passed away on April 14, 2017. Loving husband of 28 years to Jeannie (Bennett), devoted and proud father to John (Jack), Juliette and Joseph. Beloved son of Bertie, Hingham, MA, and the late S. John. Brother James and wife Jackie of Chania, Crete, sister Kathryn and husband Hugh of Marshfield Hills, MA. Nephews Alex, Michael, Dylan and niece Rachel. Born in...
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Mildred Mook Loomis

January 14, 1928 - April 14, 2017

LOOMIS, Mildred Mook Rase “Mickey” passed away April 14, 2017. Known to her many friends as “Mickey” or “Mil Ann,” she was born in Tampa, January 14, 1928 to James A. and Mildred McTeer Mook. She was a student at Roosevelt Elementary, Wilson Middle, and graduated from Plant High School in 1946. She attended Florida State University and was a member of Chi Omega...
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Michael J. Virgadamo

July 8, 1961 - April 14, 2017

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Augustine S. Weekley

April 12, 1930 - April 12, 2017

Augustine (Gus) Smythe Weekley, Jr. was born in Tampa on 12 April 1930. He died on 12 April 2017 at Melech Hospice House. He was the only child of Dr. A. S. Weekley, Sr. and Ruby Weekley. He lived in the same house from his birth to the time of his death.After attending local elementary schools, he graduated in 1946 from his beloved prep school, Sewanee Military Academy. He then attended the...
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Gary J. Mitchell

March 1, 1941 - April 9, 2017

Celebration of Life will be held at Metropolitan Community Church, E Cayuga St, Tampa, FL 33603, Sunday May 7, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm.
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Mercedes F. Parra

June 16, 1924 - April 8, 2017

Mercedes Fiallo Parra died peacefully April 8, 2017 in the Melech Hospice House in Tampa, Florida at the age of 92 after an extended illness and valiant battle.Mercy is survived by her daughter Dr. Beverly Parra Wilcher (Tampa, FL and Raleigh, NC), her grandson Santino A. LaRocca (Jodi) of Apex, NC, her granddaughter-like Sundea LaRocca (Santino's half sister), Tampa, and great...
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Sarah Jane Rubio

February 12, 1927 - April 7, 2017

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Rudolph J. Zabak

March 23, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Rudolph (Rudy) Joseph Zabak, 91, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2017. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Rudy was a resident of Tampa for most of his adult life. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Lillie Ficarrotta Zabak. He is survived by his children Richard Zabak (Elizabeth), Diane Weems (David), and Debbie Zabak; grandchildren Christopher Weems (Nichole), Brian Hoyer, and Matthew...
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Roberto Mendoza

September 15, 1947 - April 4, 2017

Our Father, Roberto "Bob" Mendoza, was reunited with our Mother on April 4, 2017. Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Dad served in the US Air Force for 24 years, and retired in Tampa, Florida. Bob is proceeded in death by his parents, Esteban and Guadalupe. He is survived by his five children, Kim May, Laurie Healy (Dave), Ed Zorn (Lisa), Katinamarie Mendoza (Blair), Rob (Jessica);...
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Waltraud C. Asselin

August 17, 1927 - April 3, 2017

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Patricia G. Maslonek

November 13, 1943 - April 3, 2017

Maslonek, Patricia G. 73, died on Monday, April 03, 2017 at Tampa General Hospital after a long battle with complications of diabetes. Patricia was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to George and Dorothy. She was preceded in death by her brother, George. Prior to her retirement, Patricia worked as a Customer Sales Representative at Maas Brothers/Macy’s Department Store for nearly 30 years....
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George PENNINGTON

August 20, 1937 - April 2, 2017

George Pennington, Jr., 79, of Tampa passed away April 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Yon S. Pennington. A funeral service will be held Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 4:00 P.M at Korean Baptist Church of Tampa, 6020 N Church Ave, Tampa FL 33614.
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James Philip Blair

December 3, 1952 - April 1, 2017

James Philip Blair, born December 3, 1952, passed away Saturday April 1, 2017 after a struggle with cancer. He graduated from Robinson High School in 1970. He attended Baptist College at Charleston, South Carolina where he achieved many athletic awards.Jim was preceded in death by his father, Robert Philip Blair, his mother, Margaret Speights Blair, his bother John Blair and his nephews Mark and...
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Elizabeth D. Connar

October 25, 1923 - March 31, 2017

Connar, Elizabeth Aline Dickens, fondly known as "Dickie", died peacefully at her home in Tampa on March 31, 2017. Dickie was born in Madison, Georgia, in 1923. She was proud of her Southern heritage, and maintained contacts with friends and family in Madison throughout her life. She moved to Tampa in 1954 with husband, Dr. Richard G. Connar, and raised her family while maintaining a...
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Bobbie D. Horter

June 18, 1930 - March 30, 2017

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Denise S. Solis

May 26, 1926 - March 28, 2017

Denise Simone Nolent SOLIS (Memée)Born on the 26th of May 1926, her favorite day, in Le Havre, Normandy, France … passed away the spring of 2017 on Tuesday, March 28th in Tampa, Florida. Denise celebrated her life with her family at her side, each and every day and loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who brought her pride and joy. ...
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Mary Gene Nieves

May 5, 1927 - March 28, 2017

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Joseph Anthony Cacciatore

July 15, 1927 - March 28, 2017

Cacciatore, Joseph Anthony "Tony" 89, Tampa native was born July 15, 1927 and passed away March 28, 2017. Tony was preceded in death by his loving wife Verlie. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, and nephews. Tony graduated from Hillsborough High School and enlisted in the Navy. He then graduated from Florida State...
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Peter James Klingler

May 17, 1938 - March 27, 2017

Peter James Klingler was born May 17, 1938, in Chicago Heights, IL and died March 27, 2017 in Tampa, FL. He graduated from Bloom Township High School where he was an all-conference football player. He then went to DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, where he graduated with a double major in Economics and Geography. At DePauw, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, an honorary member of Delta Tau...
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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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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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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. Johchuck 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

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

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

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

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

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

September 6, 1927 - February 15, 2017

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