Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home

Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home serves the families of the Clearwater, Florida community by offering a variety of services and products to meet their needs - all in one convenient and beautiful location. Sylvan Abbey's caring professionals ensure that families are provided with the best choices when making funeral arrangements or choosing memorial property. Our perpetual care cemetery is beautifully maintained; our funeral home is comfortable and warm; and our professional staff is always available to assist families at the time of need or with prearrangements. Our Funeral Home Located on the grounds of Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, our funeral home offers all families the convenience and comfort of making all arrangements for funeral services, merchandise, flowers and memorial property in one location. Since opening in 1992, our professional funeral directors have helped thousands of families through their most difficult times of need. This caring service offered in our warm and comfortable setting is why families continue to choose Sylvan Abbey. Our Memorial Park Established in 1853, Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park is home to Pinellas County's oldest recorded burial. For nearly 150 years, families in Clearwater, Florida have turned to Sylvan Abbey as their final resting place, joining many of the area's pioneering families and city founders. While rich in history, our memorial park remains vibrant and progressive, offering state-of-the-art burial options. Much of our 95-acre memorial park is densely shaded by more than 1,000 mature southern live oaks shrouded with Spanish moss. This old south atmosphere is enhanced by flowering magnolia and dogwood trees throughout, four beautifully landscaped ponds surrounded by stately oaks and bald cypress trees, and colorful azaleas in bloom each spring. A walk through Sylvan Abbey's magnificent grounds reveals structures and statuary by some of the world's finest artists and craftsmen. The centerpiece of our park is Peacefield Mausoleum and the Garden of Reflection Cremation Garden. Peacefield Mausoleum Well on its way to being one of the largest community mausoleums in the state of Florida, when completed Peacefield Mausoleum will encompass 16 mausoleum buildings surrounding two landscaped atriums with the beautiful Peacefield Chapel at its center. Today, the first two phases have been completed, providing thousands of burial spaces nestled among the two atriums and the two-story, open-air Peacefield Chapel. Warm brick and wood accents complement the rich marble interior walls. Magnificent stained-glass windows depict spiritual and natural images. In the chapel itself, the wood and glass cathedral ceiling rises nearly 60 feet; the chapel is home to two of the area's largest and most beautiful stained-glass windows, The Glory of Heaven and The Creation. Garden of Reflection Cremation Garden Here, the elements and beauty of nature come together to inspire unique and affordable choices reflecting the individuality and beliefs of those choosing cremation. In the Autumn of 2004, the Garden of Reflection opened to reveal quiet walkways and graceful palms that will provide a place of comfort and reflection for generations to come. "Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park recognized as one of the top 20 grounds organizations." The care and attention to detail on which Sylvan Abbey's professional grounds team prides itself has not gone unnoticed. Sylvan Abbey was recognized by two national landscape organizations. In September 2000, Landscape Management magazine named Sylvan Abbey one of the "Top 20 Grounds Organizations in the United States and Canada." The Professional Grounds Management Society and Landscape Management magazine cosponsored the 2000 Green Star Professional Grounds Management Honor Award bestowed upon Sylvan Abbey for excellence in the Green Industry.


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Betty J. Lawrence

November 12, 1932 - September 17, 2017

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Daniel Paul Hammond

November 20, 1938 - September 17, 2017

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Gunseli Celgin

April 17, 1941 - September 16, 2017

Gunseli Celgin, of Clearwater, Florida and Istanbul, Turkey, passed from this life on September 16th, 2017. Born on April 17, 1941, to Seyyan Cemile Arsan and Ahmet Bedii Arsan. Gunseli emigrated to the United States in 1960 where she raised her two children. She lived in Chicago, Maryland and Clearwater, but Istanbul was always her home. Gunseli had a voracious appetite for life and a magnetic...
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Lois Maxine Frees

February 13, 1922 - September 16, 2017

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Carole Ann Lovin

September 14, 1946 - September 15, 2017

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Richard A. Munro

July 10, 1927 - September 14, 2017

Richard A. Munro of Dunedin, Florida passed away September 14, 2017.Richard was born July 10, 1927 in Watertown, Massachusetts to Alexander and Marie Colombe Munro.Richard grew up in Watertown, MA. and joined the United States Marine Corp at the age of 17. He served our country from 1945 to 1949; when he was honorably discharged.Besides his family, and his love for Josephine, Richard had a...
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John Boucher

May 1, 1932 - September 14, 2017

John "Jack" T. Boucher was born in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, to Archie and Florence Lucille Boucher. Immediately upon graduating from Clearwater High School, he enlisted with the United States Army and served his country for over twenty years. Jack was retired from the Pinellas County School system. He served as an usher at St. Cecelia Church where he was an active member for over...
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Walter A. Johnson

October 31, 1927 - September 14, 2017

Johnson, Walter A.89, of Clearwater transitioned into Heaven September 14, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and was a graduate of Drexel University, Philadelphia, with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Walter was a WWII veteran serving 2 years in the US Navy stationed in Guam. Upon honorable discharge, he went to work for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, completing 20 years in management....
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Howard Max Smith

September 15, 1957 - September 14, 2017

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Dennis Speros

May 23, 1967 - September 12, 2017

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Margaret T. Wagner

March 21, 1918 - September 11, 2017

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Thelma Neoma Robbins

June 21, 1920 - September 11, 2017

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Evan Branding Griffith

May 22, 1931 - September 11, 2017

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John Joseph Ferrera

February 29, 1948 - September 11, 2017

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Marie Joyce Wills

August 31, 1929 - September 9, 2017

Wills, Marie J.88, of New Port Richey, passed away on September 9, 2017. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Hand (Howard) and Linda Collins (Martin), four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at 1st United Methodist Church in New Port Richey, FL, this Sunday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers,...
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Fae E. Bagford

May 16, 1921 - September 8, 2017

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Lari A. Green

September 30, 1959 - September 8, 2017

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Colleen Marie Daigle

April 21, 1950 - September 8, 2017

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Gary D. Szymanski

July 11, 1936 - September 4, 2017

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Gladys Marie Killam

April 11, 1922 - September 3, 2017

Gladys Hunt Killam, aged 95, passed on September 3, 2017, in Saint Petersburg, FL, where she lived with her son. Gladys was born on April 11, 1922, in Middletown, Ohio, the daughter of Asa and Madalyn Cone Hale.She attended secretarial school and held office jobs in Syracuse, NY, where she lived until 1972.In 1942, Gladys married Roy Edward Hunt, Sr. and they were married for 30 years until his...
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Lois G. Lantrip

January 29, 1929 - September 3, 2017

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Martha Jean Schacker

July 9, 1924 - September 2, 2017

Schacker, Martha 93, of Tampa, Florida passed away Friday September 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Harold who passed in 2015. Martha is survived by her children Dale, Kerri, and Brian; and daughters in law Alicia, Kimberly and grandchildren, Kaila and Luke. She will be remembered for her unwavering commitment to her family, strong will and devoted love of her...
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Walter L. Cooper

November 1, 1920 - September 1, 2017

Cooper, Walter, Jr. (96) of Clearwater, FL peacefully passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017. Born in New Smyrna Beach, FL on November 1, 1920. Walter had several accomplishments: “all Emory” in baseball and represented the Business Scholar Student Council during his years at Emory University, served in the U.S. Naval Reserve promoted to the rank of Commander, joined Equitable Life...
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Donald Moore

June 17, 1932 - August 31, 2017

Moore: Donald, William, 85, passed away 8/31/2017 from Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his loving family, wife, Clare, son Don (Sherry); daughter Cindy; granddaughter Emily; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was born in St. Louis. He and Clare have been acting as honeymooners for the past 61 years. He’s been the best Dad and Grandpa that there is. He worked for Trans World...
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Cynthia Ann Fagan

February 25, 1957 - August 28, 2017

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Frank R. Hoover

November 5, 1925 - August 27, 2017

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Mary D. Young

August 29, 1923 - August 27, 2017

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Eleanor O. Andrews

June 2, 1926 - August 27, 2017

ANDREWS, Eleanor Olive 91, of Largo, passed away August 27, 2017. She was born June 2, 1926 in Hartford, CT. to the late Edwin Giles and Lena Louise Perry. Eleanor was a 1944 graduate of Morgan Gardner Bulkeley High School and a 1946 graduate of Hartford Jr. College of Liberal Arts with an Associate in Arts. She was a volunteer for Morton Plant Hospital for more than 10 years.Eleanor is survived...
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Eleanor O. Andrews

June 2, 1926 - August 27, 2017

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John Ferdinand Schneider

December 12, 1931 - August 25, 2017

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Alice Sylvia Fernandez

October 12, 1932 - August 24, 2017

Alice Sylvia Fernandez, 84 of New Port Richey, FL passed away August 24, 2017. She is survived by her loving Husband of 35 years, Benigno (Benny) Fernandez, her only son Steven Andrew Marcus, her step-children Eileen (Cuqui) Martinez and her husband Miguel, Benigno (Benny Boy) Fernandez Jr. and his wife Tamara, Michael Fernandez and LeeAnne Fernandez. Her deceased mother, Margaret Garcia was...
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Wayne Louis DICKINSON

November 17, 1951 - August 24, 2017

Wayne Louis Dickinson, 65, of Palm Harbor, FL took his last breath at 4:15PM, August 24, 2017 in the comfort of his home after a long fight with cancer. His wife and three sons were by his side as he went to a better place. He was born on November 17, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA to Samuel and Elizabeth Dickinson, with two brothers and two sisters. He graduated from Penn State University with a...
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Thelma W. Hill

January 25, 1927 - August 24, 2017

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Frances R. Varasse

May 8, 1922 - August 24, 2017

Frances R. Varasse, 95, of Clearwater, passed away Aug 24, 2017. Born May 8, 1922, daughter of Concietta and Guisippi Ruisi, she was born in Marsala, Sicily, Italy. She came to America at the age of 8 years old. The family moved to McKeesport, PA. In 1939, she married James Varasse (deceased). In 1951, she moved to Clearwater, FL.She leaves behind a daughter, Rosalind “Dolly” Look ...
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Daniel W. Davis

April 4, 1954 - August 24, 2017

DAVIS, Daniel W. DDS 63, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2017. A graduate of Dunedin High School, Dan was a basketball star who lead Pinellas County in scoring his Senior Year. He graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida with his Degree in Dentistry. He loved all sports especially his beloved Gators. He is survived by his...
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William R. Reid

September 18, 1931 - August 21, 2017

William Ralph Reid Jr, 85, of Clearwater, Florida passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home under Hospice care surrounded by family. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late William Reid Sr. and Catherine Reid (Keller). He was a graduate of Mastbaum High School and Spring Garden Institute. He was a Korean War Navy veteran. He had a 40 year career with IBM. He was also a...
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Richard Lee NAMADAN

August 20, 1941 - August 20, 2017

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Vivian C. Burr

April 20, 1975 - August 20, 2017

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Adelaide Michael

October 31, 1930 - August 20, 2017

Adele Rose Michael, 86, of Clearwater, passed away August 20, 2017. Adele was born in Maplewood, N.J. on October 31, 1930. She went to high school in Union, N.J. and graduated in 1948. She enjoyed reading, bingo, Bucs football, and spending time with her family.Adele is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary; brother, John; sister, Pauline; her husband, George; and son, Mark.Adele is...
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Louis Grindle

June 26, 1948 - August 19, 2017

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Mary A. Houston

December 4, 1941 - August 19, 2017

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Jeoung Seoun Kim

September 24, 1954 - August 18, 2017

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Rita W. Godwin

October 19, 1928 - August 18, 2017

Godwin, Rita W.88, of Clearwater, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2017 at Cypress Palms Assisted Living Facility in Largo under Hospice care. Rita was born in Jacksonville, FL in 1928 to Edna and Lawrence Wynne, Sr. in 1949, she married the love of her life and started a family. In 1959, she and her husband moved their family to Clearwater to begin a new chapter of their lives. Rita was...
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Phyllis Rita Avary

May 13, 1933 - August 17, 2017

Phyllis R. Avary, 84, of Clearwater Florida went to be with her Lord while under the care of hospice in the home of her daughter, Lucy Sawaska in Inverness Florida. She was born in Dayton Ohio May 13,1933 to the late Arthur and Agnes Wallace.Phyllis is survived by her children Lorraine Cushman, LeeAnn (Tim) Thorne, Kevin Avary and Lucinda Sawaska, step-daughters Diane (Steve) Zook and Sue Ussery,...
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James H. Bivens

September 13, 1947 - August 17, 2017

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Patricia Ann Fisher

July 28, 1933 - August 17, 2017

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Margarete K. Scholl

March 21, 1933 - August 17, 2017

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Michael Anthony Honey

July 26, 1991 - August 14, 2017

Michael Anthony Honey, 26, passed away on August 14, 2017. He was born on July 26, 1991 in Clearwater, Florida. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Mark Honey. He is survived by his mother, Helene Vazeos Honey and his brother Stephen Mark Honey II. He also leaves his maternal grandmother Katina Vazeos and his paternal grandparents, Bill and Berta Honey. He is also survived by his...
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Christopher P. Copher

November 11, 1967 - August 13, 2017

Christopher Copher, 49, departed this world on August 13, 2017. Chris was an amazing, devoted, and beloved husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. Everyone who crossed his path knew Chris’s infectious smile, jovial laugh, and generous heart. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Copher; his mother, Betty Copher; brothers Alan, Daniel, Richard, Russell, and Stephen; sisters Mary Ann and...
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Magnolia Paredes

September 13, 1942 - August 13, 2017

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Michael Vaughn Flinner

July 15, 1961 - August 12, 2017

FLINNER, Michael V. 56, of Clearwater, passed away August 12, 2017. He is survived by his parents Fred and Ruth; loving partner Robin; siblings Aaron and Susan; sons Josh, Justin, Zac, Ty and Noah; nephews, a niece and 2 grands; and extended family and friends. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater
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Donna M. Grotenhuis

May 17, 1948 - August 12, 2017

Donna went home to live with Jesus on August 12, 2017. She was born in Baldwin Wisconsin on May 17, 1948 to Don and Ruby Rudesill. Her birth was followed 5 minutes later by her sister Diane. They grew up singing duets in their country church and sang together several times as adults. She attended Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing and worked in many areas as an RN until forced to retire in...
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Gladys Marie PHERO

October 9, 1922 - August 12, 2017

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Richard A. Holtz

October 14, 1939 - August 12, 2017

Dr. Richard A. Holtz, 77 years old, passed away on August 12, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida. Richard was an accomplished and well respected Board Certified Vascular and Thoracic Surgeon who touched countless lives through his practice in Largo, Florida. Richard was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was the son of Albert Holtz, an accomplished Chemist, and Lillian Selkowitz, a Physical Therapist...
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Emma Eileen McMurrer

November 14, 1919 - August 10, 2017

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Despina Argenzio

May 28, 1929 - August 10, 2017

Our beloved mother Despina “Desi”Argenzio, age 88 of Palm Harbor Florida passed away on August 10th 2017The memorial service will be held on September 7th 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Marks Chapel 2655 Nebraska Ave. Palm Harbor.Desi was born in London, England to Florence and Costas Constantinou the 28th of May 1929. Her family moved to New York when she was a few months old.She...
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Marjorie Diane Smith

August 16, 1933 - August 9, 2017

Marjorie “Diane” (Lee) Smith was born at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida, on August 16, 1933 to Stanley F. Lee and Marjorie Simmons Lee. She passed away on August 09, 2017 under the care of Mid Pinellas Hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Edgar H. Smith, Jr., Son – Scott H. Smith, Daughter – Linda D. Rogers,...
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Joseph Raymond Clark

August 6, 1919 - August 8, 2017

Joseph Raymond Clark, 98, of Palm Harbor, FL passed away August 8, 2017 at home with family. Born and raised in Claysville, PA, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Williamson Clark; parents, Chester and Hazel Clark; and 12 brothers and sisters. Joe is survived by his children, Jim (Patty) Clark and Doreen (Scott) Hernon; grandchildren, Jimmy (Carolyn), Shannon (Kevin), Camden; step...
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Nancy C. Fogarty

January 4, 1942 - August 8, 2017

FOGARTY, Nancy, 75, of Safety Harbor, passed away on August 8, 2017. She is survived by brothers, Tom Kolakowski and Ken Kolakowski; her sister, Mary Lindenberg; her special friend, Jim Johnson; and her sisters-in-law, Mary Noderer and Trisch Kane. She was predeceased by her late husband, Joe.She will remain in the hearts of her loving family and her many friends. A memorial service is planned...
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Delena Marie Berry

January 24, 1925 - August 5, 2017

Delena Marie Propst Berry Delena Marie Propst Berry died peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2017 while in Hospice Care at Angels Senior Living in Palm Harbor, Florida. She was born in Elvins, Missouri on January 24, 1925. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Earl C. Berry, and their three children and their families: Rick and Sue Berry of Magnolia, Texas; Shelley (Berry) and Mike deLorenzi...
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Barbara M. Nelson

April 14, 1945 - August 5, 2017

Barbara Mary Nelson,72, of Belleair Bluffs passed away on August 5, 2017. Born and raised in Broad Channel, NY. Raised her family in Broad Channel, Long Island and moved to Belleair Bluffs in 1977. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur H. Nelson JR., her parents William and Zoe Morton. She is survived by her children, Arthur H Nelson III, Audra Mary Abu-Rumman and Andrew Guy Nelson, her...
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Aristie Vasile

March 15, 1922 - August 4, 2017

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Robert Stucka

October 18, 1941 - August 3, 2017

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Joyce M. Pearson

July 3, 1926 - August 3, 2017

PEARSON, (Irene) Joyce Miller, 91, of Clearwater and Largo, FL, passed away peacefully with her children beside her on August 3, 2017, in Largo.Born in Brook Park, MN on July 3, 1926, Joyce was the eighth of the nine children born to Leonard and Bessie Miller. One sister remains: Edna Falck, Largo, FL.She survived her beloved husband of 58 years, Vance H. Pearson. They moved their family to...
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Nancy Lucille Ellis

June 15, 1936 - August 3, 2017

Nancy Lucille Ellis was born on June 15, 1936 in Toledo, OH. She is preceded in death by her loving parents, Jewell Virginia Ellis and Frank Bidwell Ellis. Nancy attended Saint Petersburg Junior College and obtained a nursing degree. Nancy used her nursing background and worked as a paralegal in Los Angeles, CA. She enjoyed vacationing in Big Bear, CA and devoted her retirement years caring for...
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Suzanne M. Duren

August 29, 1936 - August 2, 2017

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Julius A. Dole

December 18, 1924 - August 2, 2017

DOLE, Julius A., 92, of Clearwater, passed away on August 2, 2017.Julius is survived by his wife, Lucille (Kuenn) Dole; sons, Lawrence Dole and Douglas (Melody) Dole; daughter, Judith Kasica; two grandchildren, Matthew (Sheila) Kasica and Melanie Dole; one great granddaughter, Josephine Kasica; sister, Lorraine Edie; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Loretta...
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Sherry Ann Murray

June 7, 1961 - July 30, 2017

Sherry Ann Murray, 56, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away Sunday July 30, 2017. Sherry was born in Chicago, Illinois, where she attended De Paul University. As a young woman, she moved to St. Petersburg where she began her 30-year long career in employment benefits. A former board member for the Florida West Coast Employee Benefits Council, she was committed to her work. Sherry was also...
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Barbara M. Erickson

March 5, 1932 - July 28, 2017

Barbara McCormick Erickson, 85 of Clearwater, Florida died peacefully on July 28th, 2017 at Suncoast Hospice. She was surrounded by her family during her last few days on earth. Barbara was born in Council Bluffs Iowa and moved to Omaha Nebraska as a young girl. After graduating high school, she attended The University of Nebraska- Lincoln where she graduated with a degree in Elementary...
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James J. Murphy

December 29, 1934 - July 28, 2017

Murphy, Jim, 82, of Tampa, passed away on July 28, 2017.A graveside service will be held on Friday, Aug. 4 at 2:00 pm at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, 2860 Sunset Point Rd., Clearwater.
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Nell F. Williams

January 23, 1931 - July 28, 2017

Williams, Nell F. (Ramsey) age 86, of Safety Harbor, FL passed away peacefully at home on July 28th, 2017. Born in Texarkana, AR, she grew up in Clearwater and attended Clearwater High School where she played on the women's basketball team. Nell was a homemaker and loved reading, gardening and bird watching. After her children were older she went back to school and obtained her Bachelor of...
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Else Emma Heller

January 14, 1921 - July 27, 2017

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Thomas Grayson Vest

February 22, 1926 - July 27, 2017

Thomas Grayson Vest, 91 of Clearwater, Florida passed away peacefully on July 27, 2017. Born in Coalburg, West Virginia, he grew up in St. Albans. Immediately after High School, he enlisted in the Air Force. After being discharged, he attended Marshall University where he met and married Betty L. Jarrell, his wife of 66 years. After graduation, he went to work for B. F. Goodrich and in 1962 was...
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John Robert Gunnarson

May 11, 1949 - July 27, 2017

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Daniel W. Botsford

October 17, 1937 - July 27, 2017

Daniel William Botsford, 79, was born in Detroit, MI to William Botsford and Ruth Reames. He passed away at Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater on July 27, 2017 of multiple causes.He is survived by his wife, Karen Baer; two daughters from a previous marriage, Cynthia (James) Bassett of Ann Arbor, MI and Krista Botsford of Wilmington, DE; two grandchildren, Brooke Bassett and Ashton Botsford; and...
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Kevin G. NORLANDER

January 18, 1972 - July 26, 2017

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Elfriede A. Diehl

February 12, 1922 - July 26, 2017

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Alan W. Keenen

January 17, 1926 - July 26, 2017

Lt. Col. Alan Winfield Keenen (USAF, ret.) 91, of Palm Harbor, peacefully passed on July 26, 2017. Alan was born in Kennett Square, PA. He was a decorated B-24 tail-gunner on the “Bangin’ Lulu” and POW survivor during WWII earning a Purple Heart and 3 Air Medals. He went on to become a decorated USAF bomber command pilot. After a distinguished 20 year career, he retired in 1967...
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Patricia M. Andrews

December 3, 1947 - July 25, 2017

Patricia M. Andrews69, of Clearwater, passed away July 25, 2017. She's survived by her sister, Peggy, and brother, Rob. Services will be private.
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Patricia A. Hair

February 11, 1925 - July 23, 2017

Hair, Patricia Ann (Griffiths), 92 of Largo passed away on July 23, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born on February 11, 1925 in Hinsdale, Illinois. She is survived by her son, Michael Scott Hair; daughter, Sandra Hair Guinand (Thomas); grandchildren, Melissa (Bill), Phil (Brenda), and Scott; and 7 great-grandchildren Clara, Emme, Will, Tommy, Ella, Phillip, and Patrick. She was preceded...
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Ethel S. Lewis

May 10, 1930 - July 23, 2017

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Collin Jordan Goldstein

September 16, 1996 - July 22, 2017

Collin J. Goldstein, age 20 of St. Petersburg, FL on July 22, 2017 at 9:27 AM, passed away surrounded by his family after a life long struggle with medical disorders. Collin had a great love for anime, super heroes, Yu Gi Oh, Pokemon, his pets, the Gators and the Yankees. He enjoyed going Pokemon hunting with his mother, grandmother and father. Above all else he loved his teddy bear Cashew and...
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Helga E. Tarver

March 15, 1925 - July 21, 2017

Tarver, Helga E. of Island Estates in Clearwater, Florida, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at Suncoast Hospice at the age of 92. She was born in Bonn, Germany, and came here in 1972. She was a graduate of the University of Bonn, Germany, and La Sorbonne, University of Paris, France. For 12 years she lived in Saigon, Vietnam, where she taught French, German, English, Latin and Greek. While later...
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William J. Donnelly

June 18, 1930 - July 21, 2017

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Nicholas W. Depoole

November 24, 1927 - July 20, 2017

Nicholas William DePoole, 89, born the 24th of November, 1927, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning on the 20th of July, 2017 in Largo, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julia and Frank DePoole, in addition to his older brother, Frank DePoole, and his younger brother, Richard DePoole. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Pat DePoole; his daughter Ann DePoole; his...
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Dorothy C. Taylor

February 8, 1925 - July 18, 2017

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Francis A. Calhoun

May 5, 1925 - July 18, 2017

Francis Allen Calhoun “Bo” transitioned in Clearwater, FL on July 18, 2017. He was 92. Mr. Calhoun was born on May 5, 1925 in Laurinburg, NC to his parents, William Calhoun and Mary McNeill Calhoun. He was the youngest of four children, and his siblings (Margaret, John William, and Lois) predeceased him.Mr. Calhoun served in the US Airforce from 1943 to 1945, and he fought in the...
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Allen B. TURNER

September 13, 1929 - July 18, 2017

Turner, Allen B, 87 died July 18, 2017. Born Sept. 13th,1929 in Wilkes Barre, PA. He was the son of Stephen and Myfanwy Turner. Mr. Turner is survived by his wife Doris Turner of Clearwater, Son Allen (MIchele) Turner II of Benton, PA, daughter Deborah Turner of Orlando. Grandsons Allen Turner III and his wife Lindsay and Aaron Turner of PA. Mr.Turner graduated from Kingston High School in 1947...
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Arthur R. Russell

August 31, 1918 - July 17, 2017

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Grace A. GRIFFIN

July 13, 1924 - July 17, 2017

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Paul R. Theroux

December 15, 1922 - July 17, 2017

Born in Ithaca, N.Y. and raised in Florida, Indiana and Michigan, Paul Richard Theroux was the son of longtime Michigan State University civil engineering professor Frank R. Theroux. Paul was one of six brothers and a sister who became the largest single family ever to all earn degrees from that school. Paul’s was in chemical engineering.Paul’ college career – along with his...
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Hersial S. Ritchey

July 19, 1921 - July 17, 2017

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Donald K. Nixon

January 19, 1930 - July 17, 2017

Donald Kenyan Nixon, age 87, passed away on July 17, 2017. He was born on January 19, 1930, in Bridgeton, New Jersey and graduated from High School in West Salem, Ohio. Don married Lois Ireta Elliott on December 30,1952, in Sullivan, Ohio. She preceded him in death in May of 2013. Don lived in West Salem and Crestline, Ohio, and worked at Chevrolet dealerships for many years prior to moving to...
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Doris P Waybright LANGE

February 7, 1920 - July 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sylvan Abbey - Funeral Home, CLEARWATER, FL.
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John Venere

November 7, 1929 - July 15, 2017

John Anthony Venere, passed away on July 15, 2017 at the age of 87.He was a 49 year resident of St. Petersburg. John was born on November 7, 1929 in Bronx, New York, to parents Anthony and Anna Venere.He had one Sister, Dolores Vallelonga (deceased) and one brother, Louis Venere. He attended Samuel Gompers High School, and spent four years in the United States Navy.He married Frances Gambino on...
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Barbara L. Sparrer

September 21, 1939 - July 15, 2017

Sparrer, Barbara L., 77, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017. She was born in Chicago, IL on September 21, 1939 daughter of the late Robert and Betty (Kimbell) Christensen.Barbara is survived by her daughter, Dana Sparrer; brothers, Bill and Bob; and sister, Beverly.She was preceded in death by her husband, John Albert Sparrer, Jr.
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Joan V. Buccellato

June 30, 1923 - July 12, 2017

Mrs. Joan V Buccellato was known as many things to many people. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend, to all who knew her she was someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Joan will be remembered as a very exceptional person who always had an extra seat at her table and a hot meal that was enough to feed anyone who happened to walk...
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Joan V. Buccellato

June 30, 1923 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sylvan Abbey - Funeral Home, CLEARWATER, FL.
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Clarence W. SPRECHER

January 9, 1930 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sylvan Abbey - Funeral Home, CLEARWATER, FL.
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Dorothy Bolmer Ridinger

June 18, 1922 - July 11, 2017

Our beloved mother and grandmother Dorothy Bolmer Ridinger (Dottie), 95, of Palm Harbor, Florida, passed away July 11, 2017. She is predeceased by her parents Edith M. and Thayer A. Bolmer, of Rocky Hill, NJ; her son William T. Partington; her husband of 24 years John S. Ridinger, Jr.; her sisters Edith Sarah Bolmer and Jane Marie Heidtmann; and her brother-in-law Donald Heidtmann. Dorothy is...
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