Obituaries

KATHERINE ANN CASEY Jan 24, 1956 - Mar 31, 2020

Kathy was a miltary child who traveled all over the world, born in Biloxi Missisippi, and lived in Brandon Florida. She is preceded in death by her mother Nancy Beeler. She is survived by her father Herbert, her husband Patrick, her 2 children- Megan and Shawna, her grandkids- from oldest to youngest- Donivan, Savanna, Aubri, […]

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MITCHELL KENT POLETTI Feb 26, 1962 - Mar 17, 2020

Mitchell Kent Poletti, aged 58, passed away early this week in Tampa, FL. Born on February 26, 1962, in New Philadelphia, Ohio, Mitch moved to Florida with his family in 1974. He attended Brandon High School and was previously in the United States Navy. A former drummer with several local bands, Mitch is survived by […]

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MARJORIE “JEANIE” BELLE STOUT Jan 31, 1942 - Mar 10, 2020

Marjorie (Jeanie) Belle Stout 78 years old passed on March 10, 2020 at Tampa General Marjorie was Born January 31, 1942 in Sheldon Missouri, Her parents where Jessie L. Bruce and Elizabeth E. Elliott. She had a younger sister Betty Sue Bruce which passed in 2003, She is survived by her Brother Randy Bruce of […]

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PAUL ALFONSO Jan 25, 1955 - Mar 08, 2020

Paul Alfonso was born in Tampa, Florida on January 25th, 1955 along with his twin brother Philip, and passed on March 8th, 2020 in Wesley Chapel, Florida Paul enjoyed spending time with his family. Cook outs and get togethers. As a musician, he loved playing bass guitar with the church band and playing in his […]

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DARRIN CHRISTOPHER GERGELY Feb 27, 1974 - Mar 04, 2020

Darrin Christopher GERGELY,, of Brandon, FL, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his residence, at the age of 46. Darrin was born Feb. 27, 1974 and raised in Delran, NJ. He was a Dealer Credit Specialist for Ford Motor Commercial Credit, in Tampa, Fl. Darrin graduated from Delran High School in NJ in […]

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CHRISTOPHER T. LYNCH May 04, 1957 - Mar 04, 2020

Christopher T. Lynch, born May 4th, 1957, in St. Paul, Minnesota, and passed on March 4th, 2020 in Brandon, Florida. Chris grew up in Bloomington, MN and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1975. He joined the army and served his country following high school. Chris married Veronica (née Anderson) on December 1st, 1979. Chris […]

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DOUGLAS E. BROWN Mar 23, 1943 - Feb 26, 2020

Doug was born in Dayton, Ohio to George and Myrtle (Warren) Brown, Sr. Doug grew up with his five brothers and sisters and his nine cousins in Ohio, Florida and Indiana. He settled in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and had four children with his previous wife. Doug moved to Florida in 1980 and sub-contracted for several […]

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LEE JAMES EDWARDS Dec 21, 1942 - Feb 21, 2020

Lee James Edwards, 77, of Brandon, Florida went to be with the Lord on February 21, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. Lee was born December 21, 1942 to John and Olive Edwards in Port William, OH and was one of nine children. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Darlene Edwards […]

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Laura Anne DeJesus Dec 22, 1957 - Feb 11, 2020

Laura Anne DeJesus (Manko), died unexpectedly February 11, 2020 in Valrico, FL at the age of 62. Laura was born on December 22, 1957 in Newark, New Jersey to Edward and Virgina Manko. She married Irving August 31st, 1975 in Irvington, New Jersey. After moving to Florida in June 1986, Laura began working for Walmart […]

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LOUIE B. JOHNSON Mar 30, 1942 - Feb 03, 2020

Louie B. Johnson, 77, from Tampa , Fl went home to the Lord on Monday, February 3, 2020.  He was kind and generous. He put his family above all else, and was proud of all his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a huge heart, and he will […]

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JOE ROYAL Apr 21, 1954 - Jan 30, 2020

Joe Royal, 65, of Gibsonton, passed away December 30, 2019. He graduated with a degree in Psychology from LSU. He loved sports and education, and was always loyal and true to his Alma Mater. Joe was committed to the Showmen’s community. He was a past president of the IISA Showman’s, a past president of the […]

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Rose Kuhn May 17, 1935 - Jan 24, 2020

Rose Kuhn, 84, of Brandon, went home to be with the Lord on January 24, 2020. Rose was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. She will be missed eternally and in our hearts forever. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Rivera (George) and Patricia Latuf (Michael); 3 grandsons, Michael Latuf, Christopher Latuf, and Joseph […]

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KENNETH ELSWORTH ORFIELD JR Jun 25, 1957 - Jan 23, 2020

Kenneth Elsworth Orfield Jr. was born June 25th 1957 in Orange Park Florida. He attended Plant High School and LACC. Ken joined the USMC and served at the National Security Agency. Upon completion of his full Tour of Duty, Ken received an Honorable Discharge. On January 23rd 2020 Kenneth passed away due to a Service […]

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EVELYN CHARLENE CONING May 13, 1934 - Jan 20, 2020

Evelyn Charlene Coning, 85 of Brandon, Florida, died Monday, (January 20, 2020) at the Central Park Nursing Home in Brandon, Florida. Evelyn Charlene Coning was born on May 13, 1934 in Lakeland, Florida to William & Susan (Skiles) Coning. She had a passion for traveling and enjoyed spending time with her family, including grandkids and […]

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CARLOS ENRIQUE ALVAREZ JR Jul 26, 1952 - Jan 16, 2020

On Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10:50 am, Carlos “CACO” E. Alvarez Jr. of Tampa, Florida passed away at the age of 67. He left peacefully at home while surrounded by his family. Carlos was born July 26, 1952 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Carlos and Josefina Alvarez.  In 1970, he graduated from Colegio […]

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ROBERT JOSEPH DEFRANGE Apr 15, 1976 - Jan 09, 2020

Robert Joseph DeFrange was born April 15, 1976 in Bristol, Tennessee, and passed away at 43 years of age.   Robert moved to Florida with his family at the age of 3 months, so he lived here all his life in Key Largo, in Fort Lauderdale (Sunrise), and in Tampa (Valrico) since 1998.   Robert […]

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BRENDA HAMILTON PIERCE Nov 18, 1949 - Jan 08, 2020

Brenda Hamilton Pierce, 70, of Zephyrhills (formerly of Tampa), went home to the Lord on January 8, 2020. She was overwhelmingly kind, with a generous and grateful soul. Brenda was a deeply devoted mother to her two sons. She honestly believed her mission in life was to be a mom. And she was amazing at […]

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KENNETH EDWARD BATES Jul 21, 1956 - Jan 05, 2020

Bates, Kenneth Edward, 63, of Tampa, FL, passed away January 5, 2020. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Ken proudly served his country with the US Army, and continued to work with veteran’s long after his active duty service at the James A. Haley VA hospital in Tampa. He was a dedicated […]

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CHRISTOPHER JOHN HARRIS Sep 21, 1992 - Jan 01, 2020

Harris, Christopher, 27, of Seffner, passed away January 1, 2020. He was a deeply loved son, brother, nephew, grandson, cousin, and friend. He was also a beloved fiancée. Chris was a true outdoorsman, he loved to fish, hunt, and he was fearless and passionate about both. Always up for an adventure, and living life on […]

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LAURA ESTHER SPIVEY Aug 02, 1938 - Dec 26, 2019

Laura Esther Spivey, 81 of Tampa, FL passed away on December 26, 2019 at the Melech Hospice House. She was born in Cuenca, Ecuador on August 2, 1938, the daughter of the late Arsenio and Hortensia (Perez) Marchan. She was the graduate of the Universidad Central del Ecuador where she studied Nursing. Laura came to […]

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THOMAS RANDOLPH PENTON Sep 29, 1952 - Dec 25, 2019

Thomas Randolph Penton, Age 67, of Tampa, passed away Dec. 25th, 2019. He was born in Coosa County, AL and he grew up in Wetumpka, AL. He has lived in Florida for the past 45 years where he started a family. His perfect day would be out fishing with a cup of coffee. He also […]

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MARY ANN (JONES) SHAPIRO Apr 20, 1961 - Dec 03, 2019

Mary Ann (Jones) Shapiro, 58, of Riverview, passed away December 3, 2019. Mary Ann was born April 20, 1961 in Philadelphia, PA to Thomas and Viola Jones. She raised two sons there before moving to Florida. Mary Ann was a loving and kind soul who would give you the shirt off her back. She was […]

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ANNE-MARIE FRANCOISE SCOTT Mar 08, 1954 - Dec 02, 2019

Anne-Marie Francoise Scott (Rameau) passed away on December 2nd, 2019. Born in Algiers on March 8th, 1954 and raised in St. Maur des Fosses, France, Anne-Marie spent her life as a brilliant linguist, teacher, translator, and exemplary mother. She had an exquisite sense of humor that she never hesitated to share, as well as use […]

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EDWARD STEVEN BADILLO Jul 30, 1970 - Dec 01, 2019

Edward Steven Badillo, 49, of Brandon, passed away December 1, 2019. Ed loved his family and friends very much. He was close to his rescue dogs and enjoyed tech gadgets and adding Google home to everything in the house. Star Trek, Dr. Who, all things sci-fi, and going to the beach as much as possible. […]

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ALVARO AGUILAR MENDEZ Feb 19, 1953 - Nov 22, 2019

Alvaro Aguilar Mendez, 66, of Plant City, Florida, born on February 19, 1953 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, entered into eternal rest on November 22, 2019. Alvaro was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and son. He was a hard worker, humble and proud in the life he built. He was preceded in death by […]

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James Eugene Wright Nov 06, 1955 - Nov 21, 2019

James Eugene Wright, 64, of Valrico, entered the gates of Heaven November 21, 2019 after a two year battle with Cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Joyce; two sons, Jeremie and Joshua (Rachel); a sister, Leslie; and his pride and joy, his granddaughter, Maggie. He also leaves many more friends and family. […]

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CARL DANIEL MITCHELL, JR Oct 04, 1961 - Nov 13, 2019

Carl Daniel Mitchell, Jr. passed away from Leukemia on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the age of 58, surrounded by family and friends. He was many things: a loving family man, devoted Pittsburgh Steelers fan, hard worker, and, unbeknownst to some, an avid Amazon shopper. Really. Even while hospitalized, his love for the giant online […]

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ZACHERY AUDIFFRED Nov 07, 2019

Zachery Audiffred, 24, of Ruskin, passed away November 7, 2019.  He was a beloved son to Greg and Priscilla, and brother of Nico, as well as a grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend to many others. His full obituary will be posted soon.   Visitation will be Thursday, November 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 Funeral Service […]

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CARIDAD L. GUTIERREZ Sep 08, 1946 - Nov 04, 2019

On November 4th at the age of 73, Caridad L. Gutierrez ended her journey in this world and returned to the Lord. She was born on September 8 the feast of the Patron Saint of Cuba, La Caridad del Cobre (Our Lady of Charity) in Matanzas, Cuba to Hilda M. Gatell and Rodolfo Gutierrez. Due […]

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CATHERINE DENISE RACKEY Apr 21, 1949 - Oct 15, 2019

Catherine Denise Rackey, 70, of Brandon, went home to the Lord on October 15, 2019.  She was a beloved wife to Arthur, a loving mother, and devoted friend. Catherine was a funny, generous, and open hearted lady who loved her family, her dogs, and her friends. She was kind and optimistic. Cathy was always quick […]

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