Roger Mefford

Mefford, Roger Keith 69, of Dunedin, Florida, died December 2, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Harlan, Kentucky and moved to Flint Michigan as an infant, he went on to attend college and was a United States Marine Corp veteran.   He moved to Florida in the late 80’s to join family. Roger has been employed at Certified Calibrations Inc. for 20 years and always said it was his second home and family.

Roger was preceded in death by his father Willard Roger Mefford,  mother Marlene (Hall) Mefford and  nephew Mark Harris.  He leaves behind 4 sisters, Pattie Iwanoff (Ivan), Judy Harris (Glen), Sherry Osman (Dan), and Karen Pickhover (Michael).  10 nieces/nephews and 7 great nieces/nephews.

Very special thanks to Jenny, Michael, Julia, Devan and Teagan Reed for being Rogers’s best friends and special support. Your friendship will be cherished. Also, a big thanks to Hospice for their unique care.

Abbey Cremation & Funeral Services of Largo is helping the family prepare for services and burial that will take place in Flint, Michigan at Sunset Cemetery. Date to be determined.  No local service is planned.

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Arthur T. Spry Jr. (Butch)

Arthur T Spry Jr.[Butch] 69 passed away Friday Aug 24 2018,surrounded by family, while visiting in Florida, lived in Cleveland Georgia grew up in Holley, NY. Predeceased by parents Arthur and Mary, sister Susan, brothers Robert and Mark. Survived by daughter Natalie [Larry] Root, sisters  Darla Napoleon Frances [Howard] Griffin, Roberta [Brian] Stone brother Thomas [Patti] Spry , grandchildren Cheryl, Jassie, Brandy, and great grandson Jassie . His dear loving friend Charlene English and many nieces and nephews, no prior calling, a memorial  will be held in Georgia at later date.     

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James Phillip Walker

August 5, 1941 - June 17, 2018

Largo, Florida – James Phillip Walker, age 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas Park, FL.

Born in Roseburg, Oregon in 1941, Jim graduated from Point Arena High School, CA in 1959 and served in the United States Navy as an Interior Communications Electrician from 1959 - 1964.  Jim was employed by United Airlines as an electrician in the Building Maintenance Department at Newark International Airport for 32 years, during which time he lived in Toms River and Point Pleasant, NJ.  He retired in 2001 to Port Richey, Florida.

Jim is survived by his wife, Kathleen Walker of Largo, FL and her son, Steven Frazee and his husband Robert Lewis of Seattle, WA; two daughters, Lori Fedirko and her husband Keith of Germansville, PA; and Tammy Hobar and her husband, James of Whitehall, PA; and two grandchildren TJ Fedirko and Megan Hobar.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Carol Walker; his mother, Sachlee Leach and her husband, Charles; his father, Phillip Columbus Walker and his wife Marie; his half sister Debbie Stanley and her daughter Jody.

Interment and military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 6, 2018 at the Bay Pines National Cemetery, 1000 Bay Pines Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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William Michael "Mike" Clancy

William Michael "Mike" Clancy age 76, lost his battle with Cancer on June 5, 2018. He was born on December 6, 1941 in Rochester, NY where he was raised and then graduated from Charlotte HS.He was a member of the United States Air Force and served in Korea before marrying the love of his life Barbara Ruth Clancy (Warford) in an Air Force chapel in 1963, they served in Washington (Tacoma) and Oregon (Tillamook). Following their service in the USAF, they returned to New York (Rochester) when he began his career at IBM. This took them to North Carolina (Cary), Colorado (Longmont) and, Florida (Valrico) for over 30 years. Upon retirement he remained in Florida (Lake Wales) and spent his winters in Tennessee (Old Hickory) where he was preceded in death by his lovely wife.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Harry Clancy, and his mother, Dorothy Louise Clancy (Hiller). He is survived by a son, William Scott Clancy (Regina) of St Cloud, FL and 3 grandchildren (Jenna, Kyle and Ryan) and 1 great grandson (Jackson); a daughter, Sheila Lowe (Robert) of Emerald Isle, NC and 2 granddaughters (Nola and Eavan); a daughter, Sarah Middleton (John) of Mt Juliet, TN and 3 granddaughters (Laurel, Morgan and Amelia). He enjoyed golfing, bowling, shooting pool and visiting his friends at the American Legion, the VFW and the Fraternal Order of Elks where he was a member. No services will be held for Mike. His wishes were to be cremated after he passed.

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Robert A. Korosec

ROBERT A. KOROSEC

                                                               10/20/1933 – 01/16/2018

 

Robert  A. Korosec , “Bob”, died  at age 84. He  leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth  Hayek Korosec, his daughter Grace Ellen, “grand-dog” Scoob E, and  his brother Andrew C. Korosec of Blairstown, New Jersey.  

Bob was born and lived in Manville, N.J., until 1976 when he and his family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida.   In N.J. he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was introduced to  these sports by his late Father, Andrew Korosec. Bob spent many hours trout fishing in the many streams of Central and Northern N.J. When Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs opened  to fishing,  he devoted many days to catching trophy Brown and Rainbow Trout, of which two  mounted trophies were prominently displayed in Dan’s  Sport Shop at Spruce Run Reservoir.

In 1959 he began his quest to catch the great Atlantic Salmon, and with his Brother Andrew, lifetime friend George “Gus” Shulack, and good friend Sam Razzani,  made his first trip to the Miramachi River in Doaktown, New Brunswick, Canada. The fishing was not too good on the main Miramachi so Wally Doak of Doak’s Tackle shop directed him to a little town called Sillikers on the Little Southwest Miramachi River.  He fell in love with the river and the people there and made the next two fishing trips  to Sillikers, and  in 1961 built a log fishing lodge where he and his Brother Andy, Gus Shulack and Hank Kowalczyk spent a couple of weeks each June and September fishing for salmon until his move to Florida in 1976, and even once in 1977. These were the best of fishing  years and the best times good friends could have ever spent together.

Bob served on The Committee for Atlantic Salmon Emergency, C.A.S.E, with its chairman Dick Buck of Concord, N.H.,  and such notables as Ted Williams, Lee Wulff, Curt Gowdy, Bing Crosby, Marshall Field, John Olin , Al Rockwell and other celebrities whose interest was to preserve the Atlantic Salmon from extinction by the overfishing for salmon in their breeding grounds. The  efforts were successful after a trip Bob made with Dick Buck and some of his fellow committee members to Denmark to plead their case to the  Danish Fisheries Minister and Foreign Minister. The Danes curtailed their overfishing and regulated the salmon catch to ensure that today we still have this great sport fish.

Bob was also an avid small game hunter chasing pheasant around Hillsboro, Quakertown, Ringoes, Flemington, Pittstown and other Hunterdon County New Jersey fields and woods, shooting many of the wary and elusive birds.

After moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, Bob continued his fishing quest to catch the wild and elusive tarpon.  Bob and his brother Andrew spent the next fifteen years during the first couple of weeks in June chasing, catching and releasing from spinning and flyrods,  the mighty tarpon, the greatest fighting sport fish ever to swim the oceans. Bob and Andy each won several trophies for the weekly largest fish caught.

 

While living in Manville, N.J., Bob owned his own insurance business. He was active in founding the Manville Elks Club where he was a charter member and officer for four years and was a Life Member with over 55 years as an active member.  His daughter carries on the tradition as an active Elk.  Bob was also elected to the Manville Board of Education where he served three years.

 

He left his many friends and relatives behind when he, Elizabeth and Grace Ellen moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, but he still kept in contact with all and took annual vacations to his brother’s home in New Jersey to get together with old friends

In Florida,  Bob and Elizabeth owned a gift shop on Treasure Island.  He also worked at the St. Petersburg Kennel Club for 15 years. He met many interesting people in his business and at his position at the Kennel Club, and has maintained these friendships for over forty years.

Bob will miss his family and friends and particularly his Mother Anna who died in November of 1994.  All of them contributed to his good life, which will last forever.

Note from family:  Services private at Christ the King Church, Manville, New Jersey.  Many thanks to Abbey Affordable for their gracious service and to the doctors and ICU and ER staff at St. Anthony’s Hospital for their excellent care.

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Sheryl Lamb Landry

Sheryl Lamb Landry, 60 of Tampa, Florida past away peacefully at home on May 17, 2018. She was being cared for by family members and Hospice at her residence. She is survived by her partner, James Shrader, her children Christopher Ringley, Kimberly Hanks, and Timothy Tindale, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Gloria Brown, nieces, nephews, and cousins in the Tampa and Wauchula areas. She has many friends and extended family and will be missed by many who loved her.

The family would like to thank the staff at Tampa General Hospital and the caretakers of LifePath Hospice (Indigo team) for the help and care they have provided for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to LifePath Hospice (http://chaptershealth.org) would be appreciated.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 11:00 AM at the Palm River Church of Christ, 8015 Palm River Road, Tampa, Florida 33619.

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Karen A. Fuller

Karen A. Fuller

71, entered into eternal rest on February 15, 2018 at Meese Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor.  She was surrounded by family and friends.  Karen was predeceased by her parents, F. Robert Kirsch and Phyllis Kirsch of Lockport, New York.  Karen is survived by her brother; Robert Kirsch, her son’s;  Ray D (Catherine) Fuller, Jr., Dean (Ann) Fuller and, her grandchildren; Seth Fuller, Jordan Fuller, Ryan Fuller and Brayden Fuller; nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.  Karen was from Lockport, New York, graduating from Lockport Senior High School, D’Youville College with a Bachelor in Nursing, and Southwest University – Summa Cum Laude - with a Masters and Doctorate in Health Services Administration.  Karen worked for several years in the Nursing and Health Administration field before being hand selected to work for the New York State Department of Health by Governor George Pataki, continuing under Governor Eliot Spitzer, Governor David Paterson and retired under Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Moving to Florida, Karen has been an active participant in the Republican Party and on the Board of Directors of her HOA.  She also volunteered in local clinics giving flu shots to the elderly.  Karen was a member of Who’s Who of American Women 1989/1990, the NRA and has received numerous awards from the NYS Department of Health.  Funeral services will be held in Lockport, NY where she will be laid to rest next to her parents at the Glenwood Cemetery.

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