Blount & Curry Funeral Home - Terrace Oaks 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

Beverly Shinn Brooks

May 7, 1931 - April 23, 2017

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John Allen Phillips

September 18, 1927 - April 18, 2017

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Rodger H. White

July 6, 1947 - April 17, 2017

Rodger White passed away in the early morning hours of April 17, 2017 at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa Fla. Rodger was born July 6, 1947 to his parents, Hal and Margaret White. Rodger is survived by his mother, Margaret; his two sisters, Debbie and Mitzie and their husbands, Joe and Bill; his sons, Rodger II and Travis; his granddaughter, Sierra; his nieces, Shanna and Jessie; his...
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Ruth A. Manning

November 10, 1919 - April 17, 2017

MANNING, Ruth A., age 97, passed away on April 17, 2017 in Tampa. She was born in Detroit, MI and was married to the late William S. Manning (2004). Ruth was a member of the First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace. She is survived by two daughters, Sherrill Tomasino (Paul) and Judith Mae Manning; grandson, Larry Strasbaugh (Laurel); two great-grandsons, Christopher Strasbaugh (Leah) and Craig...
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Fabricio Javier Cano

August 13, 1966 - April 16, 2017

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Clinton S. Hackney

July 20, 1928 - April 8, 2017

Dr. Clinton S. Hackney, age 88, of Tampa, departed this life on April 8, 2017. Dr. Hackney was born July 20, 1928 in Jackson County, WV. He is survived by two children, Michael Hackney and his wife Nancy and Erma Mullenax; an adopted daughter, Joan K. Stilger; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Mace Hackney; son, Carlos Hackney; and...
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Louis Edward Marble

December 26, 1943 - April 5, 2017

Louis Edward Marble died in hospice care on April 5, 2017 in Tampa, Florida following complications from heart disease. He was 73.Mr. Marble was born on December 26, 1943 in Corvallis, Oregon to his parents, Cecil and Wanda (Hays) Marble. He married Bettina Marble in 1964. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1967 and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army and...
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Joseph Daniel Matassini

January 6, 1989 - April 1, 2017

MATASSINI, Joseph Daniel, D.O., age 28 of Tampa, FL, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 1, 2017. He was born January 6, 1989 in Tampa, the son of Joseph and Donna (née Rego) Matassini. Joseph played soccer on the "Spirit of '89” soccer team for over 10 years starting at the age of 5 years old. He loved playing soccer and was a darn good player. He was a 2007 graduate...
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Winifred A. Crites

August 7, 1917 - March 30, 2017

CRITES, Winifred, 99 of Tampa, passed away March 30, 2017. She is survived by her loving family. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.blountcurryterraceoaks.com.
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Ricky Lee West

December 10, 1950 - March 29, 2017

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Carol H. Raulerson

March 8, 1955 - March 28, 2017

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Michael William Doyle

March 7, 1955 - March 27, 2017

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Jean W. Kuethe

October 2, 1930 - March 27, 2017

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Naomi C. Sherd

November 25, 1928 - March 25, 2017

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David Robert Del Rio

October 5, 1954 - March 19, 2017

DEL RIO, David “Chef Dave” age 62 of Tampa, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was born October 5, 1954 in Ybor City, the son of Daniel and Eloina Del Rio. To quote Dave, “I’m just a regular guy. I love spending time with my wife and our dogs, hanging with our family and friends and going to the racetrack. I feel blessed that I love my job and my profession that has...
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John Edward Seasword

April 24, 1950 - March 17, 2017

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John A. Jackson

March 16, 1944 - March 11, 2017

JACKSON, John A., age 72, of Temple Terrace, FL, went home to be with our Lord Saturday, March 11, 2017. He was born March 16, 1944 in Anamosa, IA, the son of Margaret and Mearle Jackson. After 34 years with the University of South Florida, John retired as the IT Director. He and Karen enjoyed traveling and camping. John also enjoyed working in their yard, tinkering in his shop, and NASCAR. John...
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Edwin P. Palz

September 11, 1923 - March 8, 2017

PALZ, Edwin P., age 93, of Tampa, entered into rest March 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Melba and son, John. He is survived by his daughter, Christine Bowling and her husband, Don. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017 at Blount & Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel. Interment with Military Honors will take place at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday,...
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Kamala D. Paniker

August 29, 1941 - March 7, 2017

PANIKER, Kamala D., age 75, of Tampa, FL, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Moffitt Cancer Center. She was born August 29, 1941 in Madras, India, the daughter of Parwathi Amma and Gopala Panicker. Dr. Paniker came to the US in 1971 from Kerala, India and led an illustrious life as a brilliant pathologist at various institutions. She retired from the practice of pathology and was happily...
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Winifred June Tooma

March 18, 1925 - March 3, 2017

TOOMA, WINIFRED JUNE –Winifred June Tooma, known as June to her family and friends, was born as Winifred June Adkins to Keith and Goldie Adkins on a farm near Chicago, Illinois, on March 18, 1925. She was the youngest of four children. After graduating from high school, she moved to Chicago and worked for the War Department during World War II. In 1947, she met an enlisted naval officer who...
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Rosemarie Arenburg

June 30, 1941 - March 1, 2017

ARENBURG, Rosemarie, age 75, of Seffner, FL, entered into rest Wednesday, March 1, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Mosher; daughter Carolyn (Dell) Baumgardner; sister, Eileen Bertaldo; grandson, Rondall “Ronnie” Baumgardner and his fiancé, Sheree McCurley; great-grandchildren, Zoey Baumgardner and Zackary McCurley; niece, Gina (Fred) Flynn and their children,...
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Andrew N. Hastings

July 22, 1963 - February 27, 2017

HASTINGS, Andrew N., age 53, of Temple Terrace, FL, entered into rest Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born July 22, 1963 in Manhattan, NY, the son of Arthnel and Carmen Hastings. Andrew was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his father, Arthnel; his sister, Angela Hastings; his brother, Denzil Hastings; his niece, Tatanisha Hastings and by many loving family and friends. A...
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Mary Louise McKenzie

July 6, 1948 - February 25, 2017

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Gloria Laura Smith

February 19, 1925 - February 22, 2017

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Michael Pietrafesa

March 26, 1940 - February 19, 2017

PIETRAFESA, Michael A., age 76, of Tampa, FL, entered into rest Sunday, February 19, 2017. He was born March 26, 1940 in Paulsboro, NJ, the son of Joseph and Marie Pietrafesa. While living in New Jersey, Mike began his working career as a Produce Manager for a grocery store. After moving to Florida, he transitioned into a 30-plus year career in funeral service. Mike and his wife Alice have...
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Claire Marie Seager

March 2, 1953 - February 18, 2017

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David Wayne Mokry

November 3, 1947 - February 15, 2017

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Carmen Aida Lopez

December 6, 1953 - February 14, 2017

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James Vernon Harvester

May 14, 1945 - February 13, 2017

HARVESTER, James V. Jr., was born in Tampa on May 14, 1945 and passed in Tampa February 13, 2017. He graduated from Hampton High School, VA in 1963, Andrew College, GA, LaGrange, GA and Gallaudet University, DC in 1971. He worked at Hillsborough County Parks and later at Thonotosassa United Methodist Church where he was a long-time devoted and loyal member. He was preceded in death by his father,...
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Cornelis VanDonk

November 19, 1938 - February 13, 2017

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Dorothy Lee Morris

November 26, 1925 - February 12, 2017

MORRIS, Dorothy Lee, age 91, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 12, 2017. She leaves behind three children, Patricia Evans (Ed), Pam Miles, and Lewis Morris (Debbie); six grandchildren, Heather Beams, Georgia Drought, Andrew Evans, Whitney Nordstrom, Lee Morris, and Evan Miles; and five great grandchildren, Josh Beams, Caleb Beams, Madison Drought, Connor Drought, and Ella Morris....
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Kathryn Ann McKnight

October 18, 1925 - February 12, 2017

McKnight, Kathryn., 91, entered into rest Sunday, February 12, 2017. She was preceded in death along with her husband by her daughter, Mary Kearney; sister, Ruth Cullen, and a brother Clinton Benedict.Born Oct 18th 1925 in Pawtucket Rhode Island to Clinton and Teresa “Conlon” Benedict, married George W. McKnight and was happily married 64 years before his passing in 2016. She spent...
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Selma Corine Lindsey Ehl

March 15, 1931 - February 8, 2017

LINDSEY EHL, Selma Corine, 85, entered into rest February 8, 2017. She was born March 15, 1931 in Trenton, FL, the daughter of Robert Lester Lord and Annie Catherine Pridgeon Lord. Selma worked for the Hillsborough County School System and in childcare service. She enjoyed deep sea fishing and fishing on the Suwanee River. She enjoyed watermelon farming, growing flowers and travel. She was a...
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Sallie Louise Schroyer

August 31, 1938 - February 6, 2017

SCHROYER, Sallie Louise, 78, entered into rest February 6, 2017. She was born August 31, 1938 in Charleroi, PA, the daughter of Harold and Seraphena Parks. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, as well as an educator in Florida public schools, teaching marketing to high school students for 18 years. Sallie was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James A....
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George W. Fee

July 27, 1923 - February 1, 2017

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Janet Louise Orlowski

January 12, 1964 - January 31, 2017

ORLOWSKI, Janet L., from Thonotosassa, and originally from Beaver Falls, PA., passed away on January 31, 2017 after an extended illness. Janet is the daughter of Donna Orlowski of Thonotosassa, Florida and the late Robert Orlowski of Beaver Falls, PA. She is survived by one sister, Joyce Orlowski Pasquale (Larry) of Ormond Beach Florida, two brothers, Bobby Orlowski (Sherri) of New Brighton and...
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Peter Backer Holst

April 24, 1931 - January 30, 2017

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Robert Vincent Downey

July 7, 1942 - January 27, 2017

DOWNEY, Capt. Robert Vincent USN (Ret.), 74, entered into rest January 27, 2017. He was born July 7, 1942 in Linden, NJ, the son of Vincent and Mabel Downey. He served for 28 years for our nation during which he was honored with several medals including: National Defense Service Medal w/Silver Star, Humanitarian Service Medal, the Navy "E" Ribbon, Defense Superior Service Medal, the...
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John Palz

July 1, 1956 - January 26, 2017

PALZ, John, age 60, of Tampa, entered into rest January 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Melba Palz. Survivors include his father, Edwin Palz; and his sister, Christine Bowling and her husband, Don. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 12 noon, Tuesday, January 31st, at Blount & Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel, followed by a 12:30 p.m. graveside service at ...
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Mike Boylan

October 22, 1968 - January 26, 2017

BOYLAN, Michael S., 48, passed away January 26, 2017. Born October 22, 1968 in Passaic, NJ, Mike grew up in Little Falls, Navesink (he always loved his “Sinkers”) and Highlands New Jersey. He later moved to Plant City, FL and in 1995 continued on to Temple Terrace were he resided until present day. Mike’s fun loving spirit attracted everyone. He loved life and wanted to...
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Harold William Hughes

November 6, 1919 - January 23, 2017

Harold William Hughes, age 97, formerly of Daytona Beach, passed away peacefully Monday January 23, 2017 in the loving presence of family. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, he was born November 6, 1919, in Hardeeville, SC, graduated from Mainland High School, served in the United States Navy, worked in the lumber business, and lived on Tarragona Avenue...
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Nghia Hieu Mai

August 18, 1949 - January 22, 2017

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John Richard Archer

May 2, 1935 - January 17, 2017

Archer Sr., John Richard81,“ Richard or Richie” of Tampa, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Jean; two sons, John Jr. (Teresa), Ronald (Sandi); four grandchildren, John “Trey” (Kayla), David, Jonathan and Hannah; one brother, Rolan Archer(Sandi), nieces, Kimberly Layton (Tim), Gayle Pugh (Michael), and...
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Frederick William Baker

October 28, 1920 - January 17, 2017

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Helen Ann Steward

November 1, 1928 - January 16, 2017

Helen Ann Steward, age 88, passed away on Jan. 16, 2017 in Tampa. She was born on Nov. 1, 1928 in Flint, Michigan to the parents of John and Mary (Maizel) Fordos. She married Harry (JR) Steward on Jan. 9, 1947, he is deceased. After retirement she and JR moved to Zephyrhills in the mid-1980's. She enjoyed visiting with her family, and playing cards with her friends in Colony Hills.She is...
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Marjorie Ake Vining

April 5, 1927 - January 15, 2017

VINING, Marjorie L. age 89, of Tampa, FL, entered into rest, Sunday, January 15, 2017. She was born April 5, 1927 in Moultrie, GA, the daughter of Paige and Sallie Ake. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Judson C. Vining, Jr.; and her brother, Ronald Ake. Survivors include her son, Judson C. Vining, III (Judy); daughter, Susan Lawrence (John); sisters, Reva Sharpless...
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Arlene Schmidt

May 9, 1954 - January 8, 2017

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Lillian C. Guarino

October 19, 1922 - January 8, 2017

GUARINO, Lillian Castellano, 94, passed into eternity on January 8 at home surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Born to Leopold and Angela Castellano, she was a proud graduate of Hillsborough High Class of ’41.Growing up in the Great Depression and WWII instilled a lifelong interest in history, politics and world affairs. As family matriarch, with her passing, annals of...
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Gertrude Elizabeth Edwards-Strecker

June 14, 1935 - January 8, 2017

EDWARDS-STRECKER, Gertrude Elizabeth “Trudy”, age 81, of Brandon, FL, entered into rest, Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was born June 14, 1935 in Palatka, FL, the daughter of Jimmy Brinson and Henrietta Williams. Trudy worked as a nurse for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl L. Strecker; her son, Roosevelt Norton; and her sisters, Doris Everett,...
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George Joseph Walsh

July 31, 1940 - January 7, 2017

George Joseph WalshJuly 31, 1940 – January 7, 2017 A gentle, humorous, caring and loving man, George passed unexpectedly on January 7, 2017 at the age of 76.Born in Staten Island, NY, he was a devoted son to his parents Emily (McGrath) and Bernard till they passed. George shared a special once-in-a-lifetime relationship of love and friendship with his husband Carmen Palogruto during their 8...
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Elssye R. Nieto

February 15, 1951 - January 6, 2017

February 15, 1951 - January 6, 2017ObituaryNieto, Elssye Rosemary, 65, passed away Friday, January 6th, 2017. Elssye was born February 15, 1951 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the daughter of Luis Guillermo and Maria Nieto. She came to the United States in the 70's and made New York her home for a little over 20 years until she moved with her daughter to South Florida in 1996. She attended business...
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George Anthony Puig

October 20, 1932 - January 4, 2017

PUIG, George Anthony, Sr., 84 passed away January 4, 2017. Survived by his sons, George Jr. and David, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was born in Camaguey, Cuba and lived and worked in Tampa, FL, Dallas, TX and Angel Fire, NM; retired from Verizon. He was a member of the Church of Christ and served in the US Army. He will be greatly missed. Service will be held...
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Milton M. Ramgobin

March 20, 1933 - January 1, 2017

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Deborah Louise Stone

May 24, 1952 - December 30, 2016

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Shirley Jean Wilkins

January 29, 1923 - December 29, 2016

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Frank Hall Johnson

April 22, 1924 - December 24, 2016

JOHNSON, Frank Hall, age 92, of Temple Terrace, FL, entered into rest, Saturday, December 24, 2016. He was born April 22, 1924 in Washington, DC, the son of Frank and Katie Johnson. Frank was a WWII US Army Veteran who went into Omaha Beach early on D-Day. He was a faithful member and an Elder of the Presbyterian Church. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Walter...
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Reneilde Brady

March 6, 1930 - December 21, 2016

BRADY, Reneilde Elizabeth “Renee”, age 86, of Tampa, FL passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016. She was born in Great Neck, NY on March 6, 1930, the daughter of Frederick and Albertine Brower. Prior to her marriage, Renee began her working career as a switchboard operator. Soon after her divorce and with the help of her lifelong friend, Jim Lucente, she got a job at Bohacks...
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Patrick Joseph Collipp

March 19, 1960 - December 21, 2016

COLLIPP, Patrick Joseph, age 56, of Tampa, FL passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016. He was born in Neenah, WI on March 19, 1960, the son of Diane and Robert Collipp. Patrick is survived by his brother, Scott Collipp of Appleton, WI and his aunt, Marianne Steele of Redwood City, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association by visiting...
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May W. Santi

September 10, 1928 - December 17, 2016

May Santi passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016. She was born September 10, 1928 in Nashville, TN. May and her family moved to Temple Terrace in 1965. May was preceded in her death by her husband Tom Santi. She is survived by her loving son, Keith (Kathy) Santi of Tampa; three grandchildren, Kyle Santi (Fernanda), Ryan Santi (Lindsey), Karyn Maguregui (Aaron), all of Tampa; and four great...
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Martha Jayne Boyd

March 20, 1941 - December 15, 2016

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Dorothy Regina Wisinski

June 15, 1926 - December 13, 2016

WISINSKI, Dorothy Regina “Reggie,” 90, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Reggie was born June 15, 1926 in Erie, PA, the daughter of Michael and Julia Pomorski. She was a graduate of East High School and worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone and later General Telephone Company. Later she was a receptionist at V.A. Medical Center in Erie, PA. She was married for 47...
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Dale C. Adams

April 9, 1933 - December 11, 2016

ADAMS, Major (Retired) Dale Claire, age 83, a devoted father, grandfather, loyal husband and humble servant who peacefully passed away on Sunday Dec. 11, 2016 in Temple Terrace. A memorial service will be held, 7 pm, Thursday Dec. 15, 2016 at Blount & Curry Terrace Oaks Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, Dale requested donations be made to Shriners Childrens...
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Ernest Lee Carlton

December 4, 1930 - December 11, 2016

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Hazel Alcantara

March 12, 1959 - December 5, 2016

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Roland Caine

July 29, 1961 - December 3, 2016

CAINE, William Roland, 55, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016. Roland was born July 29, 1961 in Tampa, the son of William and Rae Caine. He was a graduate of Tampa Bay Tech. In addition to operating a lawn service, Roland spent the last 14 years employed by the City of Temple Terrace. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially while fishing and gardening, spending time with family and friends,...
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James Daniel Hall

August 26, 1924 - December 1, 2016

HALL, James Daniel “Papa”, 92 entered into rest on December 1, 2016. He was a WW II Army veteran and worked until retirement for the Defense Intelligence Agency. He was a loving father and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Hall Meder, son-in-law Jay Meder and his two grandsons, David and Daniel Meder.
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Darlene D. Sims

June 24, 1934 - November 27, 2016

SIMS, Darlene D., age 82, of Tampa, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 27, 2016. She died peacefully in her sleep after a holiday week surrounded by loving family, with wonderful food, fellowship, card-playing, and fun. Darlene was born June 24, 1934, the daughter of John and Viola (née Behne) Dechow. She earned her B.A in English from Michigan State and her M.A...
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Robert Lee Verner

March 7, 1955 - November 25, 2016

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Noel Newton Barnes

August 8, 1960 - November 24, 2016

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Enrico Gumersindo Gonzalez

September 8, 1965 - November 24, 2016

GONZALEZ, Enrico “Rico” Gumersindo 51, passed away on November 24, 2016. Rico graduated from King High School, was awarded a baseball scholarship and excelled at Central Florida Community College. He was accepted into FSU, where he earned his Bachelors graduating Magna Cum Laude, while competing as a member of the Seminoles Baseball team. Mr. Gonzalez, who went on to earn his Juris...
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Billy Ansel Heasley

August 19, 1926 - November 24, 2016

Billy Ansel Heasley passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2016, at Melech HospiceHouse, Tampa, at the age of 90. He is preceded by his parents, W.R. and Mamie Heasley; four sisters, Velma McWilliams, Raye Mozelle Moralez, Doris Berry, and Carol Ann Heasley; and abrother, Carl Heasley. He is survived by a sister, Melba Heasley, his son and daughter-in-law, William and Rose Heasley, and daughter and...
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Fannie Lou Carter

November 11, 1911 - November 16, 2016

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Choi Van Nguyen

February 2, 1940 - November 16, 2016

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Florence Mary Demko

December 25, 1951 - November 13, 2016

DEMKO, Florence Mary, age 64, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016. Florence was born December 25, 1951 in Paterson, NJ, the daughter of John and Susan (née Cooper) Foster. During her working career, she was an over-the-road truck driver with her father, delivered fuel oil, and most recently worked as a nurse. Survivors include her husband, David J. Demko; sons, John (Erica)...
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Gerard Anthony Zajac

September 3, 1956 - November 13, 2016

ZAJAC, Gerard Anthony “Jerry” age 60, of Tampa, passed away at home, Sunday, November 13, 2016. Jerry was born September 3, 1956 in Kansas City, MO, the son of George and Eleanor (née Giantonio) Zajac. Jerry was a man who loved people; he listened, talked, laughed and shared his experience with care and humor. His work career included Detroit Diesel, Heavy Machines Inc., and...
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Sigrid Valeria Holland

July 14, 1946 - November 12, 2016

Sigrid Valeria Holland passed away at the Melech Hospice House in Tampa Florida on November 12th. She was born on July 14, 1946 in McMinnville, TN to Thompson “Tony” Crowe and Dorothea “Dot” Crowe. She is survived by two brothers, Phillip and Michael Crowe in Tennessee, and two daughters, Marya Wall, Waltham, Massachusetts and Sasha Bergstrasser, Tampa, Florida and two...
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Gary Richard Dumont

January 30, 1951 - November 10, 2016

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Paul Reuben Schneller

December 9, 1989 - November 10, 2016

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Dixie Lee Steiner

January 12, 1936 - November 8, 2016

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Giuseppina Urso Chillura

January 6, 1938 - October 29, 2016

CHILLURA, Giuseppina “Pina” (Nonna), age 78, passed away on Oct. 29, 2016 in Temple Terrace, Florida. She was born in Santo Stefano Quisquina, Sicily, Italy on January 6, 1938 to Salvatore and Angela (Leto Barone) Urso. She and her two children came to America in 1970, three months after her husband, Stefano. Together, with nothing but each other and their children, and speaking only...
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Joyce L. Arbuthnot

October 8, 1925 - October 27, 2016

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Hattie Garrett

April 8, 1926 - October 24, 2016

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Dolores Francis Hermsen

December 7, 1930 - October 21, 2016

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James Anthony Haskins

October 6, 1939 - October 18, 2016

HASKINS, James Anthony, age 77, passed away on Oct. 18, 2016 in Tampa. He was born in Tampa, Florida on Oct. 6, 1939 to William and Josephine (Arduengo) Haskins. He was married 48 years to Brigid "Nuala" (O'Brien). He was an Assistant Audio and Visual Director at USF for many years. He is survived by his wife, Brigid, one son, James Haskins, a daughter, Brenna Arch (Gareth), one...
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Daniel Charles Winter

May 31, 1982 - October 15, 2016

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Chac Phuoc Tong

June 6, 1952 - October 15, 2016

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William Clarence Becker

July 3, 1936 - October 14, 2016

Becker, William C. of Temple Terrace died peacefully October 14, 2016 after battling a long illness. He was born to John and Loretta Becker of Philmont, NY on July 3, 1936. Bill married Alice Nicholson in 1960. They settled in Temple Terrace in 1962. He was a devoted husband and father, who loved to travel, hike, and spend time with his extended family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years...
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Laura J. Staehle

March 20, 1950 - October 12, 2016

Robert Arthur Staehle, 66 and Laura Joan (Ramsier) Staehle, 66Robert Arthur Staehle, a retired Major for the USF State Police Department of Tampa, Florida and his wife of 44 years, Laura Joan Staehle, a retired elementary school teacher, passed away in a tragic and sudden car accident on Route 301 near Dead River Road in Thonotosassa on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.Robert Arthur Staehle was born...
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Robert A. Staehle

May 14, 1950 - October 12, 2016

Robert Arthur Staehle, 66 and Laura Joan (Ramsier) Staehle, 66Robert Arthur Staehle, a retired Major for the USF State Police Department of Tampa, Florida and his wife of 44 years, Laura Joan Staehle, a retired elementary school teacher, passed away in a tragic and sudden car accident on Route 301 near Dead River Road in Thonotosassa on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.Robert Arthur Staehle was born...
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Sean Eric Jerome

October 23, 1973 - October 8, 2016

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Arthur Edward Fancher

August 16, 1936 - October 5, 2016

FANCHER, Arthur “Art”, 80, of Temple Terrace, passed away at home, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 surrounded by his devoted wife and loving family. Art was born August 16, 1936 in Pittsfield, MA, the son of Clayton and Emma Fancher. A multi-faceted individual, Art graduated from Pittsfield High, was a veteran of the US Air Force, an accomplished horseman and a cowboy at heart, rarely seen...
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David Joseph Brenneman

September 22, 1953 - October 4, 2016

Brenneman, David Joseph, 63, passed into eternal life on Oct. 4, 2016. David's loving family will hold a Celebration of Life in his memory on Thurs., Jan. 5th at 6:30 in the evening at Idlewild Baptist Church, 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd. Lutz, FL, 33548. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations please be made in David's memory to WeeWatermark, the growing Children's...
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David L. Thompson

December 14, 1936 - October 1, 2016

THOMPSON, David Lee Jr., 79, of Temple Terrace, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ernestine; daughter, Cyndi; son, David; and three grandchildren, Amanda, Caitlin and John David. He was a Tampa native and lived in Temple Terrace for the past 48 years. A memorial service for the family will take place at 6 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Temple Terrace...
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William Jerry Smith

September 18, 1946 - September 30, 2016

SMITH, William "Jerry", age 70, passed away on Sept. 30, 2016 at home. He was born in Richmond, Indiana on Sept. 18, 1946 to William and Mary (May) Smith. He was a Honorable Veteran of the US Marines, and worked his career as a Plant Manager at several locations across the country. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy (Cornett) Smith, two sons, Darien Smith (Danielle), Brian...
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Judith Elaine McConville

July 26, 1941 - September 29, 2016

Judith Rafferty Garrett McConville, July 26, 1941- September 29, 2016On the Thursday, September 29, 2016 Judy Rafferty Garrett McConville passed away peacefully in her Temple Terrace home after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Judy was 75 years old and now dances with angels. She is survived by her husband Frank McConville, her daughter Gwen Garrett Criswell and son-in-law Michael Criswell;...
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Manikanta Kumar Gajulapalli Sudhakar

April 21, 1980 - September 28, 2016

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Tom M. Matthews

May 9, 1943 - September 27, 2016

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Werner Wayne McIver

March 13, 1934 - September 25, 2016

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Myrtis Maxine Fernandez

May 4, 1924 - September 20, 2016

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William David Mooneyham

May 6, 1927 - September 19, 2016

MOONEYHAM, William David, 89, of Temple Terrace, FL passed away Monday, September 19, 2016. He was born May 6, 1927 in Opp, AL. David served in the US Navy during WWII and had a 40 year career in the printing industry. Survivors include his beloved wife of almost 69 years, Geraldine “Jerry” Mooneyham; sons, Mitchell (Betty Ann) Mooneyham and Dennis (Donita) Mooneyham; daughter,...
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