We, at Swilley Funeral Home, wish all of our nations veterans, past and present, a Thank You for your service.
HASBUN, Santiago Jorge, 58, of Tampa, Florida passed away July 3, 2022. He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Roberto and Gladys. Santiago is survived by his son, Stephen Jorge Hasbun, daughter, Stephanie Marie Hasbun; 3 grandchildren, Julianna Marie Perez, Julian Julio Perez and Nicolas Yuniel Perez; 4 brothers, Leopoldo Hasbun, Federico Hasbun, Robert Hasbun and Oscar Hasbun; sister, Raisa; mother of his children and remained a close friend, Sandra Hasbun. Prayer service will be 3:00 pm Sunday, July 10, 2022, at the funeral home with visitation until 5:00 pm for family and friends.
SAROZA, Ramona Nelida, 96, of Tampa passed from this life to her eternal home, July 11, 2022. Ramona was born in Cuba, to Ramon Castro and Virginia Gonzalez. She is predeceased by her husband Enrique Saroza her brother, Raul Castro and sister Gladys Declet. She is survived by her daughter Ana M. Saroza; brother, Ramon Castro (Consuelo); 3 grandchildren, Anabel Perez (Joey), Amanda Perez and Francisco Gabriel Perez. Visitation for family and friends will take place from 1:00 - 3:00 pm Friday, July 22, 2022, with prayer service at 2:00 pm. Services will be at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave.
VARGAS, Eduardo, 77 of Land O'Lakes, FL passed away July 11, 2022. He was born in Anasco, Puerto Rico September 7, 1944. Eduardo is survived by his son Eduardo Vargas Jr (Mabel); 2 daughters, Aida Malave and Damaris Vargas; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Friday, July 15, 2022, at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave, Tampa.
OAKES, Hilda Harden, was born in Iron City, Georgia, on October 11, 1924, to Ava Lee George Harden and George King Harden. She passed away at Angels Senior Living in Land O'Lakes, Florida, July 12, 2022. Hilda spent most of her life in the Tampa area. She was a proud graduate of Hillsborough High School, class of 1943. She received a BA in education from Eckerd College when she was in her 60's. Hilda worked as a legal secretary in Tampa for several years before moving to Jacksonville in 1952. She worked as a legal secretary there for about 10 years and also was a fasion show director for Sarah Coventry, Inc. there starting in 1958. She moved back to Tampa in 1962 to accept a full-time position as a manager for Sarah Coventry, finally rising to the position of Regional Manager. She remained with Sarah Coventry until 1974. Then she returned to the legal field and became a licensed paralegal. Hilda was a vivacious woman known for her sense of humor and her amazing card playing ability. She was a fantastic artist, crafts person, and decorator. Hilda was a strong woman who fought for what she believed in. Hilda was predeceased by her parents and her dear sister, Ava Lee Harden Ferlita. She is survived by her daughter Linda Oakes and Linda's 3 children: Lindsay Oakes, George Spencer Oakes, and Mark Eggers (Penni) and Mark's 2 children and his grandson. She is also survived by her niece Susan Ferlita Atwood (Frank Ruiz) and Susan's 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Hilda leaves her dearest friend Mary Gaulden to cherish her memory of their wonderful times together. We are grateful to Courtney Keller and the other staff at Angel's Senior Living for their care of Hilda during her last months. As per Hilda's wishes, cremation was chosen, and there will be no service.
RODRIGUEZ MAISONET, Juan, 69, of Tampa formerly of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico passed away July 21, 2022, with his family and friends by his side. Juan was a loving father, husband and friend to all who knew him. His family will miss him deeply. A Celebration of life will be from 6:00-8:00 pm, Minday, July 25, 2022, at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave.
WALKER, Louise, E. 90, of Tampa passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on July 23, 2022. She is survived by her son, Robert and wife Teresa Walker; 5 grandchildren, Kathy (Mark), Robert Jr. (Kelly), Shelly (Jason), Sarah (John) and Tommy; 3 great grandchildren, Carter, Spencer and Bryce (Gaby); 1 great-great grandson, Luca Walker; sister, Dorothy Partridge and brother, Lamar Metts. Graveside services will be 10:00am Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, 4207 E. Lake Ave, Tampa. Her neighbor and friend Vernon Wallace will be officiating.
HATLEN, CORA SHAREY, passed away, July 13, 2022. She is survived by her husband, son and her loving family and friends.
CARPENTER, Shane age 27 passed away on July 24, 2022, in Tampa, FL. He is survived by his momma Sherry, his father Craig, his sister Heather, his brothers, Seth and Evan, his grandparents Harry Carnahan, Mary Lou Carnahan and Shirley Carpenter, his beloved aunt Tracy Anderson, cousin Morgan Beard, niece Claire, nephews, Conner and Reid and so very many wonderful friends and extended family. Shane graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's degree in Writing, Editing and Media. He was currently working at DigiCert as a marketing writer. Shane was a State Champion wrestler at Creekside High School in St. John's Florida, was on the football team, and involved in Best Buddies. Prior to moving he also wrestled and played football at Gateway High School in the Pittsburgh area.
Shane was an active, social individual who was a winning Mixed Martial Arts fighter, coached, and taught wrestling for MMA and Rickards High School. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa and loved all his brothers.
Shane was a exceptional person. His friends and family remember him as a true friend, cared deeply about others, a counselor, warrior, winner, and remained humbled. Life of the party, and larger than life. In his final act of caring, Shane was an organ donor.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-7 pm Friday, July 29, 2022, at Northwest Tampa Church, 5131 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL with funeral service at 7pm.
GONZALEZ VALIDO, Juana, 90 of Tampa passed away July 22, 2022. She was born in Cuba to Emilio Gonzalez and Maria Regla Fernandez. Juana is survived by her son, Juan C. Valido; 3 grandchildren; six grandchildren; brother Rene Gonzalez and sister Gladys. The family will receive friends August 1, 2022, from 11:00am-12:30pm at the funeral home with prayer service 12:30pm with Deacon Frank Henriquez of St. Paul's Catholic Church officiating. Entombment will take place 2:00pm at Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa, FL.
DELVALLE FLORES, Ismael, 70, of Tampa passed away, August 14, 2022, under the care of Accent Care and Palliative Care at St. Joseph Hospital. Ismael was born in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico to Juan DelValle and Agapita Flores. He is survived by his wife Susana Delvalle; 3 sons, Carlos Laureano and wife Dawn Marie, Michael DelValle and wife Heather and Alberto Serrano; daughter, Linda Martinez Moreno; 13 grandchildren, Daniel Laureano, Carlos Laureano Jr, David Laureano, Jasiel DelValle, Jianni DelValle, Aliyah DelValle, Kirsten Serrano, Jessica Serrano, Jonathan Serrano, Matthew Serrano, Diana Villegas, Melissa Carrasquillo and Joel Carrasquillo; 7 great grandchildren, Bellarose Villegas, Raelynn Villegas, Kaiden Carrasquillo, Ethan Carrasquillo, Carlos Laureano III, Sabrina Laureano, Eva Serrano, 2 brothers, Orlando Ares and wife Minerva, Tomas Ares and wife Olga; sister, Doris DelValle. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave, Friday from 10am until12noon. Interment will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery at 12:30.
SILVEIRA HECHAVARRIA, Omar, 51, of Tampa passed away at Melech Hospice House August 13, 2022. He is survived by his family who lives in Cuba. Please make contributions on behalf of the family to Swilley Funeral Home.
PHAM, Kevin, 79 of Tampa passed away at home August 10, 2022. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam and is survived by his family and friends. A Mass was Celebrated Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 10am at St. Joseph Vietnamese Parish in Tampa. Visitation for family and friends was from 1-2pm at the funeral home.
BROWN, Serena Wanda, 79, of Land O Lakes, FL passed went to heaven August 15, 2022. Serena was born in Nashville, TN to the late Edward and Rachel Cartwright. She is survived by her husband, Claud; daughter Sheila Barker; 3 grandchildren, Shawn Jones and wife Leslie, Amber Jones, Emily Jones; 2 great grandchildren, Myla and Olivia and her sister, Darlene McCray. Graveside services will be 1:00pm Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Please have all flowers sent directly to Swilley Funeral Home, 1602 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL.
KING, William V Sr, 75 of Spring Hill, FL passed away August 23, 2022. He was born in Nashville, TN to Jack and Helen King. He is survived by his son, William V King Jr; daughters, Charlene McElravy and Rebecca Watts as well as 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Pat and Cora. No services have been scheduled at this time.
HIERS, Kenneth Earl 75. of Tampa passed away August 30, 2022. He was born in Jacksonville, FL to James and Ruth Hiers. Kenneth is survived by his wife Bettie; their daughter and her husband Latricia and Nick Alonzo; 2 grandchildren Skylar and Zachary as well as his sister Annette Hiers. Graveside services will be 3:00pm, Sunday, September 4, 2022, at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 E Lake Ave, Tampa, FL
SCOTT, Martha L. 78, of Tampa passed away September 3, 2022, at home. She is survived by her son, Tim Scott and wife Jana; daughter, Tonya Campbell; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Buddy, Carl, James, Harold, Floyd, Pearl, and Chester; 3 sisters, Pauline, Dreama and Brenda. Martha was predeceased by 2 children, Teresa Dawn and Philip Randy. Visitation for family and friends will be 11:00am - 1:00 pm Saturday, September 10th at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave.
GREENE, Harriet G. born February 10, 1930, passed to her heavenly home August 31, 2022, at the age of 92, She leaves behind her 4 girls, Cindy Clary husband Michael, Harriet Nagy, Alice Garcia husband David and Nancy Veillon. She also had 4 grandchildren, Daniel Sylvia wife Liz, James Garcia, David Garcia Jr and Vanessa Hatfield: 4 great grandchildren Trinity, Brianna and Harmony Hatfield and Dakota Garcia. She is predeceased by her sisters Alice and Helen. She was a member of the Episcopalian Faith, a member of the Eastern Star and White Shrine, Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls a Girl Scout leader and GFS leader. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:30 - 8:00 PM Saturday, September 24th at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave, Tampa with service at 7:00 with the ladies of The Eastern Star.
MIRANDA FREIJO, Deysi, 85 of Tampa passed away September 15, 2022. She was born in Cruces, Cuba in 1937. She worked as an accountant in Cuba. She is survived by her son: Rafael Nerey Miranda; daughter, Magdalena De La Caridad Nerey Miranda; grandchildren, Alejandro De Oca, Stefany Nerey Cruz and Albert Nerey Cruz; sister, Ela Miranda Freijo. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00-11:00 am, Saturday, September 24 with Prayer service at 11:00 AM with Father Nelson Restrebo celebrating her life. Interment will be at 12:30 PM at Orange Hill Cemetery, Tampa, FL
BYRNE, Ronald Thomas, 57 of Tampa passed away unexpectedly September 12, 2022. He is survived by his brother, Joseph Heitman; foster brother, Troy Gamble; sisters-in-law, Barbara J. Heitman, Marguerite Bartles, Frances Young; brother-in-law, Irving F. Luce; nieces and nephews, Tracy Burgess, Sissy Baucom, Brenda Brown, Michelle Pelham Barnhart, David Strain, Jimmy Luce, Jeff Young and Bruce Pelham. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave, from 12:00-1:00 PM, Saturday, October 8th with Memorial celebration at 1:00PM.
AGOSTO, Angel Luis, 60 of Tampa passed away unexpectedly at Advent Health Carrollwood Hospital, September 23, 2022. He was born in Ciales, Puerto Rico to Placido Agosto and Carmen Maria Rivera. Angel is survived by his son, Angel Agosto of Rochester, NY; his children, Angel L. Agosto, Xiomara Agosto and Jose L. Agosto; 16 grandchildren; 8 sisters and his beloved Ileana Merced. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave, October 2, 2022, from 6:00 -8:00 pm. Graveside services will be at Orange Hill Cemetery, 4900 E Chelsea St, Tampa, Fl at 11:00 am.