Obituaries

NELLIE BATES MAY Jan 27, 1929 - Apr 17, 2019

Nellie Bates May passed away peacefully in Brandon, FL on April 17, 2019, at the age of 90. She is survived by her daughter, Janell Heim, and her son, Greg May, as well as 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Nellie lived 90 glorious years. She was an only child who was doted on by […]

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BETTY CARTER BRUNEAU Apr 20, 1952 - Apr 08, 2019

Betty Carter Bruneau, 66, of Seffner, passed away April 8, 2019, following a long illness. Betty was a lovely person who always had a sweet smile and a warm hug for anyone who needed one. She struggled with her health, but she was kind and caring for others all of her life. Betty loved her […]

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KIMBERLY JO PETERSON Nov 29, 1964 - Apr 07, 2019

Kimberly Jo Peterson, 54, of Gibsonton, FL, formerly of Adams-Friendship, Wisconsin, passed away April 7, 2019. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She was always there when someone needed a warm hug or good advice. She loved birds, flowers, and all kinds of plants. Kim loved to travel and was a […]

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Thomas Dale Ambrose Nov 26, 1942 - Apr 04, 2019

Thomas Dale Ambrose 76 was born in Detroit Michigan on November 26, 1942. He passed away in Tampa, Florida on April 4, 2019.  Tom was the 5th of 9 children; Betty, James, Joan, Louella, Robert, David, Cheryl and Sandra.  He was an over the road long distance truck driver and he traveled mostly alone but […]

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MARK DAVID BOYER, USAF Mar 05, 1963 - Apr 03, 2019

Mark D. Boyer, 56, of Riverview, FL, passed Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at his home. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather to all…always ready to lend a helping hand. He will be sadly missed by all his family. Mark was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Clifford (of Pennsylvania), and Nancy […]

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RUTH (MITMAN) GODSHALK Nov 06, 1926 - Apr 02, 2019

Ruth (Mitman) Godshalk, 92, of Souderton, Pennsylvania, formerly of Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was the loving wife of Earl H. Godshalk for 60 years. Ruth was born in Souderton, Pennsylvania to the late Elmer Mitman and the late Martha (Delp) Mitman. Ruth was […]

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LAURA NICOLE RODRIGUEZ QUILES Jan 04, 1994 - Mar 31, 2019

Laura Nicole Rodriguez Quiles, 25, of Riverview,  passed away on Sunday, March 31st, 2019.  Born on January 4th, 1994, Laura was a strong, passionate and fiery woman.  She loved fashion.  She was driven and working towards starting her own boutique with unique designs and felt passionately about empowering women through her brand.  She is survived […]

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FRANK JAMES SWIDERSKI, SR. May 30, 1944 - Mar 30, 2019

Frank James Swiderski Sr. 74, of Manhattan New York, who loved life, his Family, Friends and Children passed away on March 30th 2019. A Homicide Detective for nearly 21 years with the NYPD, he was enjoying retired life watching his black and white movies, listening to classic music, watching baseball games, cooking, and was always […]

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SKYE ANNA MARIE TAYLOR Mar 01, 2002 - Mar 24, 2019

Skye Anna Marie Taylor, 17 years old, passed away on March 24th, 2019. Tragically, Skye was hit by a car while riding her longboard to work in or near the bike lane. We take comfort in the fact that the doctors said she was likely brain dead on impact and did not suffer nor feel […]

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GEORGE ” DEAN” DAVIS HOLBROOK Apr 07, 1946 - Mar 19, 2019

George “Dean” Davis Holbrook, 72, of Wesley Chapel Florida passed peacefully in his sleep next to his wife and daughter on March 19, 2019 at 7:30am at Gulf Regional Hospice of Zephyrhills. Dean was born on April 7, 1946 in Quincy Massachusetts to mother Sarah McLelland and father Garfield Edson Holbrook. He was the youngest […]

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Jesse Leroy Cunningham “Roy” Oct 03, 1931 - Mar 17, 2019

CUNNINGHAM, Jesse Leroy “Roy” 87, of Seffner, formerly of Seminole, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Brandon. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Hildrey, his son Michael (Wendy), son Delton (Robin), daughter Della Cobb (Eric), two granddaughters Brittany Caravona (Josh) and Kaylee, six grandsons Austin Cobb, Hunter, Zachary Cobb, Jesse Cobb, […]

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Ralph Michael Boccella Dec 11, 1953 - Mar 12, 2019

Ralph Michael Boccella has gone home on March 12th, 2019 to be with Our Lord. He was born of parents Geraldine Dolores Reinerth and Ralph Nicholas Boccella on December 11th 1953. Ralph excelled at high school sports, specifically Football and Baseball. He went on to excel in power weight lifting as well. He was a […]

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John Charles Huetten Sep 09, 1937 - Mar 07, 2019

John Charles Huetten died peacefully on Thursday, March 7th in Tampa, FL at the age of 81. John was preceded in death by his wife, Carole, in January 2017; and by his parents, John and Margaret Huetten, and his sister, Carolyn Korbal. He is survived by his sons, Ed (Sharon), Tampa, and Ken (Lana), Eagan, […]

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GERTRUDE ROSALIE VANDEBOE PORTO Aug 03, 1931 - Mar 01, 2019

ON THE AFTERNOON OF MARCH 1, 2019, GERTRUDE ROSALIE VANDEBOE PORTO PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY IN HER SLEEP. SHE WAS 87 YEARS OLD, SHE WAS SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AND BY THE STAFF OF SAVANNAH COURT OF BRANDON, FLORIDA THE PLACE SHE HAD RESIDED FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS OF HER LIFE. MRS. GERTRUDE “NANNY” ROSALIE (VANDEBOE) […]

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Frank Louis Schiele Jr. Aug 11, 1937 - Feb 28, 2019

  First and foremost Frank loved his family. He was often referred to as a man’s man for his love of hunting, fishing, carpentry, as a Tugboat captain, gourmet cook and cheering on his beloved Florida Gators. Frank was extremely active in the community. He was a lifelong committee member of Ducks Unlimited, both local […]

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Florence Betty (Langdon) Manchesi May 05, 1930 - Feb 18, 2019

Florence (Flo) Manchesi (88), peacefully completed her life journey on February 18, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Florence was born in New Britain to the late Harry and Agnes (Messenger) Langdon where she lived most of her life before moving to Berlin and Riverview, FL. Flo loved her position at Carol and Al Simeone‘s […]

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Arsenia “Arcy” Mercier Oct 28, 1940 - Feb 11, 2019

Mercier, Arsenia “Arcy”, 78, of Valrico, passed away February 11, 2019. Arcy loved gardening, crabbing, and fishing. She was an avid collector of figurines. She took great pride that all of her children and her husband served in the military. Her greatest joy was talking about her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments. Arcy also enjoyed her […]

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Richard Thomas Mahon, Sr. Nov 14, 1938 - Feb 09, 2019

Richard Thomas Mahon Sr. ( Dick / Dickie), 80, of Riverview, FL passed away peacefully on February 9, 2019 at the James Hailey VA Hospital. Richard Thomas Mahon Sr. was born in Quincy, Ma. , November 14, 1938 to Donald and Helen Mahon. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1959. Richard worked as a […]

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Waltraud Sails Feb 20, 1946 - Feb 05, 2019

SAILS, WALTRAUD 72, of Brandon, passed away on February 5, 2019.  She was surrounded by her loving family.  She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Dale Sails; sons Franz Sails (Sharon), Clinton Sails (Valerie); and her cherished grandson Alexander.  A memorial service will be held at Apostles Lutheran Church located in Brandon, Florida on February […]

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Bill (BJ) Jones Oct 20, 1952 - Feb 03, 2019

Bill Jones, (BJ), age 66, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019. He was at his home where he grew up. Bill was born October 20, 1952, in Tampa, Florida. A true native of Florida, he graduated from Brandon High School in 1970. Bill enjoyed the outdoors, including fishing, hunting, and golf. He also enjoyed bowling. […]

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ELIZABETH ANN DANIELS Mar 15, 1977 - Jan 30, 2019

Elizabeth Ann Daniels, age 41, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on January 30, 2019. Born to Charles and Sandi Chapman in Marion, Indiana on March 15, 1977 she was a vibrant, quick-witted soul that loved life and all things living. An accomplished gardener, skilled cook and owner-operator of a small business, […]

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Major Russell L. Wallace “Maj” May 29, 1947 - Jan 23, 2019

Russell L. Wallace, 71, went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2019 after a long illness. Russ was a long time resident of Bradenton, FL starting at the age of seven. He graduated from Manatee High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and he served in Vietnam. He […]

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HAZEL FAYE HENDERSON Jan 16, 1930 - Jan 22, 2019

Hazel Faye Henderson, 89, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2019. Hazel was born January 16, 1930, in Greenville, SC, to Martin and Myrtle Craven. She was preceded in death by her husband Luther & numerous family members. She is survived by 2 sons, Bobby (Ida), and Delbert (Toni); 5 daughters, Brenda (Dale), […]

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Steven Douglas Ford Sep 25, 1975 - Jan 19, 2019

Ford, Steven Douglas It is with great sadness that the family of Steven Ford announces his unexpected passing on January 19th, 2019. Born September 25, 1975 and raised in Tampa, FL, Steven passed away in the early morning battling an unassuming illness. Though his life was cut short, Steven lived his life with his whole […]

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FINLAY “FINN” WHEATLEY ROSS Jun 26, 1949 - Jan 18, 2019

Finn, 69, of Valrico, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019. Finn was born June 26, 1949 in London, England to the late William Paton and Lesley Joyce Ross. He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Tazine Grundy and his sister Fiona Robbins from England. Also surviving are his step children, Edwin, Rebecca […]

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FRED “GENE” FRICKS, JR Dec 02, 1945 - Jan 17, 2019

Fricks, Fred Eugene, Jr,  73, of  Tampa, passed away peacefully January 17, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Edna; 5 sons, Fred E. Fricks, III, David M. Cornish, Daniel R. Cornish, Dennis P. Cornish, and Doug E. Fricks; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and many friends.

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Christopher Daniel Schindler Nov 10, 1987 - Jan 15, 2019

Christopher Daniel Schindler, 31, was born in Brandon, and passed away January 15, 2019 at his home in Seffner, FL. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jerry and Cheryl Mestas, and Bob and Nancy Schindler; and an aunt, Kathryn Mestas. He is survived by his mother, Kristine Mestas, and his father and stepmother, Carlos […]

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OLLIS BAJON HUGHES Apr 05, 1944 - Jan 11, 2019

Ollis Bajon Hughes, 74, of Riverview, passed away January 11, 2019   Dad was an amazing wood carver and loved spending time with his friends and family. He was a great brother and was always there when you needed him. He had a lot of friends and was loved by all.He loved playing Madden with […]

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SUSAN COURTLAND-MAC NEEL Sep 30, 1942 - Jan 02, 2019

Susan Courtland-MacNeel “Sue” 76,  passed away quietly on Wednesday January 2nd, 2019. She loved her animals and supporting animal groups. She also loved riding on the back of motorcycles, staying connected with friends and family on Facebook, and playing solitaire and soduko on her phone. Sue is survived by her daughter Beth, foster daughter Helen and her daughter […]

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Mary Elizabeth (Allman) Williams Apr 08, 1949 - Dec 29, 2018

Mary Elizabeth (Allman) Williams, 69, of Valrico, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Mary was born April 8, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Rolland and Elizabeth (Scurlock) Allman. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edward Williams. Also surviving are her daughters, Shelli and Kelli; granddaughters, Amanda (Steve), Lasea, and […]

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