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TORRES, Rodolfo, 44 of Tampa, passed away March 2, 2024. He is survived by his father Moises Alvarado; six children, Joshua Agosto, Ruby Torres, Destiny Torres, Rodolfo Torres Jr, Rakim Torres, Aniyah Torres; five grandchildren, Zayden Prince Torres, Kaylo Carmelo Torres, Aleya, Agosto Alani Agosto and Athena Agosto; three siblings, Johanna Quinones, Raul Torres and Edelmira Alvarado. Memorial Services will be held from 10:00am until 12:00 Nonn Saturday, March 16, 2024 at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave.
GUZZETTI, Mark E, 70, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Tampa, Florida. Born on April 11, 1953, in Beaver Falls, PA, to the late Marco and Sara Guzzetti.  Mark graduated from Beaver Falls High Scholl, was a veteran of the US Navy and worked as a Civil Engineer. Mark is survived by his daughter, Sarah Danielle Harris and son, Elias Thomas James, granddaughter, Saige Blum all of Florida; three sisters, Nancy (Shawn) Brennan, Martha (Greg) Harrie) both of Ft. Myers, FL and LuAnn Guzzetti (Lee Humbert) of Beaver Falls, PA and one brother, Paul J. Guzzetti, Tampa, FL. He is also survived by his three nieces, Desiree (Cory) Rice, Tara Guzzetti, Julia (Jeremy) Steffen; three nephews, PJ Guzzetti (Kayla Jopchak), Travis (Kendall) Barkey and Daniel Rust; five great nieces and four great nephews. Also, one surviving aunt, Ella McLaughlin and numerous cousins. He we precedeed in death by his parents, Marco and Sara Guzzetti, a very dear uncle, William Guzzetti and also aunts/uncles: Rita and Brownie Perencevic, Ed and Vita Prence, Charles and Elsie Perencevic, Margaret and Harold Franz and Gene McLaughlin. Celebration of Life to be held Saturday, April 6, 2024, 11:00 am at 8380 Ebson Dr., North Fort Myers, FL 33917.
IVEY, Shirley C.  80, passed away, March 9, 2024, in Tampa, FL. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt. Shirley is survived by her daughter, Jana-Lei Ivey; son Joseph Campbell; sister, Penny Faison; brother, Jimmymax Clemmons; nephew Ray Windham and family and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Master Seargent Robert Aishton Ivey Jr and son, Robert "Bobby" Alan Ivey. Visitation for family and friends will be from 3:00-5:00 pm Sunday March 17, 2024, at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave, Tampa. Graveside services will be 10:30 am Monday, March 18, 2024, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
BUTTS, Karl Douglas, age 60, of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully on March 16, 2024. Karl Was born on June 20, 1963, in Fayetteville, NC. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter R. Butts and step-father John E, Fox. He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Fox; brother, Walter F. Butts; sister, Simone M. Butts. Throughout his life, Karl was known for his loving and compassionate nature. He was a devoted son, and brother. His kindness and warmth touched the lived of all who knew him, and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Though he has left this world, his spirit, and the love he shared will continue to live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him. May he rest in peace, surrounded by the love of those who went before him.
SANTIAGO MORALES, Ismael, 91, of Tampa passed away March 17, 2024. Ismael was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico to the late Francisco Santiago and Ana Morales. He is survived by his 6 children, Rosael Santiago, Anna M. Cruz, Maritza Tagliaferro, Malts E. Santiago, Ismael Santiago and Jose A. Santiago; 4 siblings; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Services will take place Friday, March 22, 2024 at the funeral home from 2:00-5:00PM.
HILLARD, Randolph Sgt, 72, of Springhill, Florida, went home to be with his Lord, March 21, 2024. Randolph was a Godly man always talking about Jesus, spreading the gospel and how to get to Heaven. He is survived by his 6 children, Dr. Kimberlee Hillard, Esq., Michael Hillard, Baron Hillard, Niah Hillard, Brenae Hillard and Nathan Hillard; eleven grandchildren, Keiah Williams, Christian Williama, Kaia Adams, Michayla Hillard, Joseph Hillard, Michael Hillard, Jr., Montrez Hillard, Bella Brown, Zander Hillard, Milan Hillard and Marley Hillard; siblings, Jean Cade, Mildred North, Loretta Troupe, Almond (Marvin) Torres, Martha Faye Prude, Marie Hillard, Terry Hillard, Willy Hillard, David Hillard, David Johnson, Albert Stephenson, Johnathon Hillard, Cora Fay Hillard, Wanda Arvie, Carol Melvin, Erica Scoby; caregiver Jessie Wallace, friend Rhea Davis and many friends. Randolph worked with Caspers Company for 9 plus years. He dearly loved being outdoors and loved the heat and sunshine. He will be laid to rest, 11:00am, Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL. He was an Airforce veteran serving from 1973 until 1978. Sgt. Randolph Hillard will be honored with the Airforce Honor Guard.
MARTELIZ PUPELLO, Siomara, 88, of Lakeland, Florida passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2024, in Brandon Florida. She was born in Tampa, FL, June 7, 1935, to the late, Raymond Marteliz and Maria Lucila Camara Marteliz. Siomara is survived by her daughters, Denise Pupello Donoghue (Dennis), Tammy L. Law (Bill); grandchildren, Huey, Lucia (EJ), Alina (Brandon), Heather, Jason, Billy, Amanda; great grandchildren; Brianna, Eddie, Isaiah, Harper, Hayes, Maddie, Liam, Kristopher; great-great grandson, Brantley; brother, Raymond Marteliz (Bernice); sister, Maria Fernandez and great-aunt, Josefina Llanez Vitale. Siomara was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Maria Marteliz, sisters, Eleida Marteliz Fuente Mira and Delfina Rider. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Siomara's memory to The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607. The family will receive friends at the funeral home,1602 W Waters Ave, Tampa, Fl. from 10:30am until 11am Monday, April 1, 2024, with Celebration service at 11am. Interment will follow at the Colon Cemetery, 3110 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL.
CHATTIN, Ronald 'Pete', 84, born in Tampa, FL October 24, 1939, and raised in Tampa, passed away April 3, 2024. He was greeted in Heaven by his wife of 58 years, Jeanetta Chattin. He is survived by his brother, Tommy Chattin; son, James Cribelar; grandchildren, Starr Ritchie (Scot), Skye Cribelar, Paul Cribelar (Jennifer), great grandchildren, Reese, Marlo, and Archer Ritchie and many nieces and nephews. Pete was a loving husband and proud grandpa. He loved spending time with his family and friends, fishing and was a renowned storyteller. Visitation for family and friends will be 10:30 - 11:00 am Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the funeral home with funeral service at 11:00 am. Graveside services will be 12:00 noon Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, 4207 E. Lake Ave, Tampa, Fl with military honors.
MCNALLY, Mae B, 91 of Tampa, FL received her wish to go home to meet the Lord May 2, 2024 three days before her May 5th birthday. She was born May 5,1932, in Goshen, Ohio to the late Lafe Sr and Rebecca Dozier. She was the last of six children. Mae leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of 73 years, Harrison E. McNally, Sr; daughters, Kathryn Rickner (David), Diane McDaniel (Stephen), Linda Rushing (Dewell) and last but not least Harrison E. McNally Jr (Barbara). She was blessed with 11 grandchildren: 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Mom was a Christian, making sure her children went to Church every Sunday, morning and evening and prayer services Wednesdays. Funeral services were Monday, May 6, 2024, from 11:30am to 1:15pm at Swilley Funeral Home. She was laid to rest at Garden of Memories Cemetery 2pm. She will be missed and always in our hearts.  
TROWELL, Chadwick William, born to Bill and Evelyn Trowell in 1952 at Tampa General Hospital, passed away April 29, 2024. He became a follower of Jesus when he was 14 and was ever afterwards an enthusiastic and conscientious disciple and evangelist to the end of his life. After graduating from Plant High School in Tampa, he attended Florida Bible College in Hollywood, Florida. Chad began engineering studies at USF and left in his third year to open Republic Health Foods and Cafe Eden in 1984. Dad turned his relentless energy to building a successful health food store and cafe in the Tampa area. He took great satisfaction in helping clients get to the root of their health challenges and resolve them. After selling the business in 1998, his other ventures included Survival Secrets, dedicated to Y2K preparedness, and Arbor Pride, a long running tree service. Dad's passions included Stephen Segal and Arnold Schwarzenegger movies (Terminator 2 was a special favorite). Dispensational theology and watching for signs of the Rapture (he wrote a book, Endtimes Bible Handbook). He was a persuasive salesman and apologist for all his convictions. Throughout his life, fear seemed alien to him. He was climbing trees a week before his death. He seemed impervious to stress and criticism. He was a faithful husband, an enthusastic father, and an affectionate grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Lois of 41 years; five children, three sons, Ashley (Heather), Joshua and Christian; two daughters, Moriah (Sebastian) and Naomi (Michael); four grandchildren and his sister, Katherine Trowell.
GONZALEZ, Ralph F., Sr. passed away peacefully from this world on May 2, 2024, after a long battle with Frontotemporal Dementia. Ralph Felix Gonzalez, Sr was born in Tampa, Florida on July 17, 1941, to Ralph Barredo Gonzalez and Zenaida Gonzalez. He was the first of 3 children. His sisters, Iliana and Deena came shortly thereafter. He spent his early formative years in Tampa where his father worked in Insurance and was very close to his large extended family in Tampa. The family moved to Lakeland, Florida where he graduated from Lakeland High School in 1959. He then attended Florida Southern in Lakeland, FL. After leaving there he moved to Point Barrow, Alaska to work on the Distant Early Warning System (DEW line). After this, he volunteered for service in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He completed flight school, became a Warrant Officer and ultimately served as a combat helicopter pilot in 1967-68. He returned home and was a flight instructor for the remainder of his time in the military. After being honorably discharged from the military and the birth of his first 2 children, he returned to Tampa and completed his BA in Business from the University of South Florida in 1973. He then went to work for Exchange bank and then transitioned to an executive position in the family business. During this time, his daughter, Sara was born. After many years in the position, he decided to return to Alaska where he lived for several years before returning home to take care of his ailing father. After the passing of his father, he spent time with family, enjoying retirement and ultimately met Denise Williams who he married on December 31, 2016. She was his constant loving companion and was always at his side during the diagnosis and progression of his dementia. Due to her unwavering care, he was able to remain in the home that he has owned since 1979 until his death. His life came peacefully to an end on May 2, 2024, in the presence of Denise and his daughter Sara. He is survived by his wife, Denise, sons, Ralph F. Gonzalez Jr, Adam N. Gonzalez, daughter, Sara Gonzalez, daughter-in-law, Christine Gonzalez and 6 grandchildren, Tyler, Nicole, Cory, Daemon, Zenaida, and Rachel. In life he was an avid artist, photographer and an active member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Association. Celebration of his life will be held at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL on June 15, 2024 at 2:00 PM with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association or National Aphasia Association.
LUNDY, Patricia Elizabeth Seger "Pat", age 91, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2024 in Columbus, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her husband, Darius Monroe Lundy and her son, Richard Darius Lundy. She is survived by her granddaughter, Michelle (Jason) Lundy Risser, her great-granddaughter, Lucy Risser, her daughter-in-law, Susan Lundy, her sisters, Jean Seger Glisson, Shirley (Al) Seger Fredrickson, Sylvia Seger Spivey, and an amazing number of beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.  Pat was know by many including Pat, Patty, Honey, Mom, Grandma, Gigi and Aunt Pat. One thing that all of these names have in common is that they were used by people who love her dearly. She grew up in Florida but lived all over the world with her Air-Force pilot husband. She was extremely creative and painted beautiful oil paintings and ceramics and did stained glass. She was also very involved with her church, sang in the choir and was part of the Red Hatters. She was very loved and will be dearly missed. Services will be held from 1-3 pm Monday, June 10, 2024 at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave.
GUGGINO, Giselda V. "GiGi" of Tampa passed away June 2, 2024.Loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Gigi is predeceased by her loving husband Vincent Guggino Sr; brothers, Robert, Joe, Willie, Wilford (Macho) and Hector; sisters, Alicia Vila, Aleida Sais, Lydia Ortabello, Denia, and Neida Saa. She is survived by her son, Vincent Guggino Jr wife Yvonne; daughters, Julie Tomasello husband Peter and Amy Ciaravino husband Robert; grandchildren, Andrew Vincent Guggino (Laura) Dominic Guggino (Emma), Kristin, Matthew Tomasello, Danielle, Bryce, Kendall and Ty Ciaravino; great-grandsons, Grayson Vincent and Luca Angelo Guggino; great-granddaughter, Josephine Guggino; brother, Denio (Elvira) and Tony Vila; sister, Ramona Coffield (Wayne Sr); sisters-in-law, Martha and Joann Vila and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated June 20, 2024, at 3:30 pm at St Lawrence Catholic Church with reception to follow at 4:30 om in Higgins Hall.
CASTILLO, Juan, 99, of Tampa, FL passed away June 1, 2024. He is survived by his wife Eva Esther Castillo; 3 daughters. Elizabeth Quiles (Giovanni), Silvia Castillo and Evelyn Castillo; 10 grandchildren, Giovanni and Robert Quiles, Karla Rodriguez, Eleazar Arroyave, Jacklyn, Wilfredo, Marc Anthony and Kayla Vega, Angel and Carrie. Visitation for family and friends will be from 11am until 1pm with funeral service to begin at 1pm at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Tampa, Fl.
BUCHAN, John Walter, 85, of Tampa passed away June 9, 2024, at his residence in Tampa. John is survived by his wife Darlette Buchan; children, Lee Anthony Buchan, Melanie L. Miller De Anna M Ludvig; 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his extended family of 3 stepchildren: 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is an Airforce veteran and a member of the Shriners. A celebration of life will take place at 1:00pm, Sunday, June 23, 2024, at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave.
CHADWELL, Larry EugeneSr., 75, of Tampa went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 12, 2024. He is an Army veteran serving during Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Chadwell; 5 children, Melanie Canizares (Anthony), Larry Chadwell Jr, Juanita Erin Prissel M.D. (Mitch), Roxie Evelyn Nziramasango (TC) and Laura Rose Todd (Curtis); 13 grandchildren; brothers, David Ross, James Mitchell, Donald Ray, Chester Earl, Michael Edward; sisters, Cora Sue Chadwell, Wanda Rose Chadwell-Fetcko, and Sandra Gail Chadwell-Rollins. He was predeceased by his sister China Delores Chadwell Scaglione. He was a beloved Minister, husband father, brother and grandfather. The family will receive friends at 11:15am, June 17, 2024, with services from 12:30-1:30pm at Christ Fellowship Church, 300 E Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL Interment will be 2:00pm at Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donations may be made to Christ Fellowship Church for Children and Youth Ministeries. christfellowshiptampa.com/give.

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ZALANSKY, Roger John Sr., 78, of Tampa, FL passed away Monday, June 10, 2024, after a long, fulfilling life. Roger grew up in Worcester, MA and graduated from Commerce High School. Roger worked for 34 years at the Norton Co. before retiring to Tampa in 2000. Roger is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carol Zalansky; brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Edie Walker of Costa Mesa, CA; son, Roger Zalansky Jr. of Tampa; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Robert Sutherland Jr., of Tampa; four grandchildren, Jaquelyn, Tanyon, Kevin and Kyle; one great-grandson, Adrian; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Roger was predeceased by his parents Helen and Adolpf Zalansky; brother, Adolph "Ski" Zalansky Jr; sister, Helaine "Dolly" Walsh. Roger enjoyed his retirement by spending time woth his family and working on various projects. Roger cared a lot for others and was always willing to len a helping hand. He will be dearly missed.
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WILDER, Starling E.  Born October 4, 1950, in Dade City, FL to James and Ruth Archbell passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. She is survived by her children Gordon Wilder Jr and Laura D. Reed; her grandchildren, Ashley and James Tuccio, David B. Reed II, and Elizabeth and Joey Fogel; two great grandchildren, Gabriella Tuccio and James Fogel; brother, Larry Archbell and his wife Rae, as well as all of her brothers and sisters in Christ. She was in sales most of her life and was best known as the Tupperware Queen or the Demo extraordinaire at Sam's Club. However, her biggest accomplishment was that she was a great witness for Christ, she wanted everyone to know him, and loved others in abundance through his love. Although, she adored flowers, please honor her by donating to one of her two favorite charities either I Stand with Israel at https://www.ifcj.org/ or The Christian Appalachian Project at Home Page/ Christian Appalachian Project. The services will be held on June 29, 2024, at Northgate Baptist Church (myngbc.com), 1301 W Linebaugh, Tampa, Fl 33612 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM. She will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with her husband, Gordon E. Wilder Sr. There will be no graveside services. The services at Northgate Baptist Church will be a Celebration of her life here on Earth as her spirit is already at peace and she is enjoying her heavenly rewards for her years as a faithful servant to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her children and grandchildren are looking forward to seeing you all at her service.
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