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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Paul A. Short

Paul A. Short, “Shorty” passed away on November 17, 2017.  He was born on October 26, 1940, in Rome, NY, the son of H. Paul Short and Anne Luberda Short.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathleen Colburn Short, daughter Rebecca, son Kenneth, grandchildren, Anthony, Lillian, Katherine and Michelle, brother Brian, and sisters Mary Irene and Cynthia.

Paul served in the United States Navy on the USS Bainbridge, attended Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY, and worked in the wire industry until his retirement from Specialty Cable, Wallingford, CT in 2005 as Vice President of Engineering.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, and the caretakers of LIfePath Hospice.  In lieu of flowers, donations to LifePath Hospice through chaptershealth.org, would be appreciated.

A memorial service will be held on December 30, 2017 at 11 a.m., at the Melech Hospice House, 11125 N 52nd St., Tampa, FL 33617.


Andrew Pederson

Andy passed away at his home in Clearwater, Fl in his sleep. He passed away the way he lived, in his own way. Andy is survived by his wife of 30 years Lea-Anne Pederson. His two sons, James Pederson and Jon Pederson, three beautiful grandchildren, Aiden (10), Sophia (4) and Piper (2), and two daughter in laws, Ashley Pederson and Bri Penniman. 


Andy is also survived by his mother and father, Robert & Evelyn Pederson, and three siblings Ellen, Bobby, & Angie. 


He will be missed by all. 

Barbara Morrow Gould

Barbara Morrow Gould died on Tuesday November 14 at Northside Hospital surrounded by love ones. 

Born June 20, 1949, She retired from Bic after 26 years of employment. 

Barbara had a passion for sewing , embroidery, and most recently quilting. Barbara made lots of cherished treasures for friends and family. She enjoyed volunteering for Hospice and the Susan G. Komen Foundation and make many things to bring joy and comfort to cancer patients and their families. 

She is survived by her loving husband, Terry Gould; her son, Chris Thomas and his wife Annie; daughter, Heather Smith; sister Linda Grant and her husband Lou. Six grandchildren , 8 great grandchildren, and her furry companions Blossom and Bella. 

She will be missed by everyone who knew her.