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4B THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2002 MSL 4 . ft ! .1 t ; ! I A ; f r1- j .nulling' I , '"' Gerald Nunziato, who formerly headed a federal unit that traced guns criminal use, told a jury Monday the model used to kill SHANNON O'BRIENStaff Photographer Barry Grunow often is used for crimes. In front of Nunziato is court reporter Candi Caraveau. Ex-official tells of guns' crime history Palm Beach Post Staff Reports WEST PALM BEACH The distributor of the handgun used to kill teacher Barry Grunow was contacted "thousands of times" by federal firearms trackers because guns sold by Valor Corp. turned up frequently in the hands of criminals, a PalmBeachPost.com To read previous Post coverage of the Brazil! case, click on Special Reports former official of the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms testified Monday. Gerald Nunziato, who headed a unit that traced guns used in crimes, told jurors in a civil trial against Valor that the ATF had a full-time employee whose sole task was to notify the Broward County gun distributor of criminal uses of its products. Nunziato, a witness for Pam Grunow, who is suing Valor, said the zinc alloy .25-caliber Raven sold by Valor was so bad that Detroit automakers refused to accept too many confiscated weapons offered by the ATF for fear the metal would contaminate metals used for auto parts. The trial before Judge Jorge Labarga continues today. Mexican 'evil weevil' threatening to kill off native plants By ELIOT KLEINBERG Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Gray-green air plants that nest in trees, giving many South Florida back yards a lush, mossy feel are being chomped by a half-inch bug dubbed the "evil weeviL" "We are at the threshold of losing . . . our native air plants and, with that, microhabitats and countless organisms that have adapted to living" in them, said Heidi Aspen Rhoades of Delray Beach, an environmental educator. The nasty Mexican bro-meliad weevil, believed to have been brought into the country through a South Florida nursery, has chewed on bromeliads in Florida unabated since 1989. The beetle attacks all bromeliads, including exotic terrestrial bromeliads as well as those commonly called air plants, which attach to trees and plants and draw nutrients from debris and dust that collect on their leaves. All 11 of the bromeliads native to Florida are air plants. The half-inch insect that's attacking them got the name "evil weevil" because of the dramatic rate at which it's been destroying native bromeliads throughout South Florida, according to a University of Florida report It's gotten so bad that two of the native varieties have been placed on an endangered fist the cardinal wild pine (Tillandsia fasciculata Swartz), which has red flowers, and the giant air plant (Tillandsia utriculata), which grows 2 to 3 feet tall with dull PafmBeachPost.com For more on the half-inch Mexican Weevil and Bromeliads, Click on Dally Links. gray leaves. The Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies has started collecting and storing seeds of varieties to reintroduce once the weevil has been wiped out The bug was first spotted in 1989 at a Broward County bromeliad nursery and is believed to have entered in a shipment of bromeliads imported from Veracruz, Mexico. The nursery was treated, but within two months the weevil had spread north to southern Palm Beach County. It had spread to four counties by 1991 and was in the Treasure Coast by 1995. It was in 12 counties by 1999 and by December 2000 had been spotted in 17 of Florida's 67 counties, as far north as Polk County, near Tampa. The bug has attacked bromeliads both in parks and public lands and at private homes and commercial nurseries. Adults lay eggs on plant leaves, and newborn larvae immediately start chewing their way to the leaf's stem. Often the damage causes the plant to lose its grip on the host tree and fall off. Some insecticides designed for beetles and grubs are believed to kill the weevils, but often plants are too high on the tree to reach with sprays. Also, chemical spraying in natural areas often is not permitted. IEA DEATHS Martin County Joan Davis Mills 63, Hobe Sound Ms. Mills, a Hobe Sound resident for 30 years, died Friday. Born in Massachusetts, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, B.J. Krouse of Hobe Sound; five sons, including John, of Hobe Sound; a brother; and 14 grandchildren. All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Treasure Coast chapel. St. Lucie County Harold "Buddy" Brooks 83, Fort Pierce Mr. Brooks, a Fort Pierce resident for 25 years, died Saturday. Born in New York, he was a retired conductor for the Long Island Railroad and past president of the Sandy Shoes Steppers Square Dance Club. He served in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Jessie; a son; a brother, E. John, of Stuart; and a sister. Service 2 p.m. Sunday at Lakewood Park United Methodist Church, Lakewood Park. Contributions to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, PO. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34954. Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Robert E. "Bob" Cole 82, Fort Pierce Mr. Cole, a Fort Pierce resident since 1976, died Saturday. Born in Pennsylvania, he was a retired general contractor. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was an active member of several veterans groups over the years. He was past president of the St Lucie County Rock and Gem Club. He was predeceased by his wife, Maria. Survivors include a daughter, four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Visitation 4-7 p.m. today at Yates Funeral Home, Port St Lucie. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Charlotte Delevan 96, Port St. Lucie Mrs. Delevan, a Port St Lucie resident for five years, died Saturday. Born in Connecticut she was a retired stenographer. She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar, and daughter, Arlene Hynson. Survivors include a son, Ronald, of Port St Lucie; a brother; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fernhill Cemetery, Stuart Choice Funeral Home, Stuart Anthony F. Fossaceca 69, Port St. Lucie Mr. Fossaceca, a Port St. Lucie resident for six years, died Sunday. Born in Pennsylvania, he was a retired teacher from New York. He was a communicant of St Anastasia Catholic Church) in Fort Pierce and a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; three sons; a daughter, a brother; and eight grandchildren. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday, with 7 p.m. prayer service, at Aycock Funeral Home, Port St Lucie. Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at St Anastasia. Contributions to the Leukemia Society of American, 4360 N. Lakes Blvd., Ste. 109, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 33410. Nettie Fuscellaro Hoffman 81, Port St. Lucie Mrs. Hoffman, a Port St Lucie resident for 23 years, died Saturday. Born in New Jersey, she was a former clerk with a New Jersey county board of elections. Survivors include her husband, Andrew. Visitation 3-5 p.m. today at Yates Funeral Home, Port St Lucie. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St Lucie. Timothy Gerald Shrader 85, Port St Lucie Mr. Shrader, a Port St Lucie resident for three months after moving from Punta Gorda, died Thursday. He was a former tavern owner and served in World War IL Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Penny Giampapa of Port St Lucie; a son; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Contributions to Hospice of Martin and St Lucie Inc., PO. Box 1168, Stuart Fla. 34995-1168, or the Humane Society of St Lucie County, 100 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34982. Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St Lucie. Okeechobee County Archie Gaylord Bliesath 72, Okeechobee Mr. Bliesath, a self- employed real-estate agent and US. Army veteran, died Sunday. He was born in Michigan. Survivors include his wife, Mirian; a son; two daughters; three sisters; and four grandchildren. Visitation 4-7 p.m. today at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Services in Michigan. Contributions to American Diabetes Association, Gift of Remembrance, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road No. 415, Maitland, Fla. 32751-7105, or the charity of choice. Palm Beach County Bates, Sophia, formerly of West Palm Beach, died Friday. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Bourque, Cecelia A., 85, of West Palm Beach, died Sunday. Northwood Funeral Home & Crematory, West Palm Beach. Brown, Arlene, of West Palm Beach, died Monday. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Donde, Irwin, 66, of Boynton Beach, died Sunday. Riverside-Gordon Memorial Chapel, Delray Beach. Funer al Wednesday. Gorin, William, 79, of Boynton Beach, died Thursday. Joseph Rubin Memorial Chapel, Delray Beach. Funeral today. Green, Cherry, of West Palm Beach, died Saturday. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Herlng, Irving, 78, of West Palm Beach, died Monday. Menorah Gardens & Funeral Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral today. Hickey, Shannon, 19, of Jupiter Island, died Sunday. Ay-cock Funeral Home, Jupiter. Funeral Friday. Kelley, Catharine, 93, of Juno Beach, died Oct 17. Thomas L Price Funeral Home, North Palm Beach. Kreitman, Dorothy I., of West Palm Beach, died Oct. 18. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach. Memorial service Nov. 17. Margolin, Mildred, 96, of West Palm Beach, died Monday. Menorah Gardens & Funeral Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral Wednesday. Okun, Rachel, 95, of Palm Beach Gardens, died Monday. Northwood Funeral Home & Crematory, West Palm Beach. Paine, Robert, 88, of Palm Beach Gardens, died Monday. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach. Price, Millie, 89, of Palm Beach Gardens, died Monday. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral Wednesday. Sourek, Danuse, 62, of West Palm Beach, died Sunday. Northwood Funeral Home & Crematory, West Palm Beach. Tate, Chariyne L, 85, of Palm Beach Gardens, died Sunday. Tillman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Weinberg, David, 85, of West Palm Beach, died Saturday. Joseph Rubin Memorial Chapel, Delray Beach. Funeral in Pinelawn, NY. Wright, William L Jr., 84, of Palm Beach Gardens, died Sunday. Funeral Thursday. Thomas L. Price Funeral Home, North Palm Beach. FUNERAL NOTICES ROY W. BORCK Age 91 , of Lantana, died Mon., Oct. 28, 2002. Mr. Borck had been an area resident since 1972 coming here from Chicago. He was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local Union 134 of Chicago, the Lantana Senior Citizens Club and the Lantana-Boynton Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Sally. Survivors include his sister, Anna Karschnick of Park Ridge. IL, sister-in-law. Helen Esveld of Tucson, AZ and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30AM Wed., Oct. 30, 2002 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lantana followed by interment at Palm Beach Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on lues, (today) from 2-4 and 6-8PM with Wake Prayers being said at 7 PM. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County in memory of Mr. Borck. HARRIETT HERFIELD 75, of Delray Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2002 in Boca Raton, Florida. She was born on September 17, 1927 in New York, New York. Harriett and Elaine were the loving daughters of Irving and Minnie Topper. She lived in Jericho. N Y. until 1982 when she moved to Delray Beach, FL with her husband Morton Herfield. She was happily married to Morion for 37 years, until he deceased in 1989. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from State University of New York at Albany and her Masters Degree from Holstra University in Hempstead, N Y. She taught Junior and Senior High School English in West Hempstead and East Meadow, N.Y. for a total of 21 years. She was a wonderful mother, aunt, grandmother, and a caring friend to many. She was an active member of Na Amat (Pioneer Women) since 1983. She was President of Palm Beach Council. Babione-Stephenson Funeral Home 1004 S. Dixie Highway Lantana. FL 33462 www.o1gtiitymemonal.corn 1 ' N HELEN E. FOSSUM died October 27, 2002, in Minneapolis. MN, of complications from surgery. She was 88 years old. She was bom in 1914 in Huron, SD. She was educated in Fargo, ND and married Cyrus M. Fossum there in 1937. They lived briefly in MD and VA, then returned to Fargo where he expanded the family business now known as FRS Industries. Helen was active in many community organizations. She served on the board of directors of the Opportunity School for disabled children and was elected to the Fargo Public School Board. She also worked with her husband at FRS Industries. They were active members of First Baptist Church in Fargo In 1972 they retired and moved to Boynton Beach where they volunteered services at Palm Beach Leisureville and were active in Seacrest Presbyterian Church. In falling health, Helen moved to Minneapolis in 1999. She is survived by her daughters, Clare Fossum and Judith Reeves: her brother and sister-in-law Milton and Patricia Ericson: her sisters-in-law Harrietts Blomquist. Hazelle Martin and Iva Coulson; and many grateful nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Jones-Harrison Residence. 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.. Minneapolis. MN on October 31 at 2:00p m. The famity requests that any memorial donations be made to Habitat tor Humanity. CHARLES W. FREEDLINE Age 80. of Lake Worth. Florida died Monday, October 28. 2002. Mr. Freedline was an area resident since 1973, coming from Butler, PA. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a lite member of B P 0 E , Butter. PA and a member of St. Luke Catholic Church. Lake Worth. Mr Freedline will be lovingly remembered by his family, including his wife. Dorothy M. Freedline, four children, Charles W. (Janet) Freedline, Lancaster. PA., Jeffrey T. Freedline. Loxa-hatchee. Jill Freedline. Jacksonville. Patricia J. (Dennis) Davis. Wellington, five grandchildren, srster. Charlotte (Dale) Bryan. Kam City, PA many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held 4 00 PM Wednesday. October 30, 2002 at TILLMAN FUNERAL HOME, 2170 South Military Trail. West Palm Beach. The family will receive relatives and friends 3 00- 4:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral Home. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. TILLMAN FUNERAL HOME WEST PALM BEACH FAMILY OWIED & OPERATED , SHANNON E. HICKEY 19. of Jupiter Island, passed away Sunday, October 27,. 2002. as the result of an automobile accident. Born in Oster Bay, NY, he had been a resident of Jupiter Island for 5 years, coming from New York. He was a 2001 graduate of Jupiter High School, attended Palm Beach Community College and planned on attending Florida State University. He was an avid out-doorsman, enjoying boating, golfing and fishing. Survivors include his parents, Thomas & Valerie Hickey of Jupiter Island; his two brothers, Ryan Thomas and Colin Jesse Hickey, both of Jupiter Island: his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Guarnieri of East Rockaway. NJ; his paternal grandparents, Thomas & Maureen Hickey of Franklin Square, NY and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Louis Guarnieri. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. 10 AM , Friday, November 1, 2002 at St. Jude Catholic Church. Tequesta. Those who wish may make contributions to St. Jude ChtWrens Hospital. 332 N. Lauderdale, Box 318, Memphis, IN 38101-2729. Fnends may call Thursday, October 31, from 1-3 & 6-9PM at the Aycock Funeral Home, Jupiter. Aycock Funeral Home 11 12 Military Tra UuDiter. FL 33458 'www.dignitymemorial.com (561) 746-5124 RICHARD JENSEN 77. of Lantana. FL. passed away on October 27, 2002 at the Jay Robert Lauer Hospice Care Unit at JFK Hospital, Atlantis, FL Bom in Elmira. NY, he has been a resident of Florida for 15 years. Mrs. Jensen served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1948 returning to service in 1951 and served until 1953 m the Korean Conflict. He served as Administrator for the Jun-venile-Domestic Relations Court of Bergen County in Hackensack. NJ. He was also a Democratic Councilman for the Borough ot Maywood, NJ in the 1960 s Richard was a private pilot and a fishing enthusiast. He is survived by his loving wife. Dorothy, for 53 years, father ot David R (Nancy) of Wellington and Richard of New Town, Pa. He was predeceased by his daughter. Judy Anne in 1995. Grandfather ot Cody Jensen; brother of Robert (Peogyl of Horseheads. NJ and Jack (Maddy) North Adams. Mass. tn keeping with Mr. Jensen's wishes there wrS be no services. In lieu ot flowers, donations may be made to the Jay Robert Lauer Hospice Care Unit. JFK Hospital, 5301 S. Congress Ave., Atlantis. FL 33462. JOHN S. PAPP 85, of Boynton Beach passed away on October 25, 2002. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann, a daughter Carol Ann Ryan of Boynton Beach, 2 step-grandchildren Stephen Ryan of Gainesville, FL and Theresa Stratton ot Nashville, TN and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Monday, October 28, 2002 from 7PMto 9PM at the LORNE 8 SONS FUNERAL HOME, 745 North Federal Highway (NE 6th Ave ), Delray Beach. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 29, 2002, 10:30 AM at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, 840 George Bush Blvd., Delray Beach. Entombment will follow at the Boynton Beach Mausoleum. SUSAN WOLFE RICKETT Sue Rickett died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center on Monday, October 28, 2002. She was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. June 1 5, 1 91 7, but lived most of her life in West Palm Beach. Sue graduated from Palm Beach High School. Class of 1935 and in 1940 she married Robert Rickett, in the historic First Methodist Church on Hibiscus Sweet, now a part of City Place. As a founding member ot the Junior League ot the Palm Beaches, Sue served in many volunteer positions, as well as contributing her talented writing abilities. She was a faithful member ot the United Methodist Church of West Palm Beach, a member of the West Palm Beach Garden Club and the Rosebuds. For many years, she enjoyed playing team tennis at Maya-coo Country Club and was also a member of the Sailfish Club of Florida. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 62 years, Robert Rickett, and two brothers Jim and Joe Wolfe. She is survived by three daughters: Diane Bollinger, Susan Farago and Tish (John! Kem; six grandchildren: John Bollinger; Steve, Katie and Kim Farago and Kinnear and Robert Kern. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and treasured friends. Sue will be especially remembered for her love of family, her capacity for joy. her wonderful wit and unique gift for lasting friendships. Her family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at OUATTLEBAUM -HOLLEMAN - BURSE FUNERAL HOME. 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at the United Methodist Church of West Palm Beach, with Rev. W. David McEntire. Pastor, officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, West Palm Beach. In celebration ot Sue s lite, contributions may be made m her memory to the unnea iweinoaisi nurcn oi tne raim Beacnes, 900 Brandywine Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409. QUATTLEBAUM-HOLLEMAN-BURSE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED www.Quattlebaum.org FRANCESCO SCARPULLA 76. of Boynton Beach died on Sunday, October 27. 2002. Formerly of Busguino. Italy; Mr. Scarpulla has been a resident of Florida tor over 25 years. He wiU be greatly missed by aU who knew and loved him He is survived by his loving wile. Nicolina; daughters. Anna (Walter) Maftera of Westport, CT and Laurie (John) Ross of Lake Worth. FL: son, Viftono (Suzanne) Scarpulla of Boynton Beach; sister, Rosana Scarpulla of Italy; grandchildren, Gabriella, PatricK. Danielia, Franxie. Bnanna. Lea. Isabella and Gianni. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 Today and Wednesday at KRAEER BOCA RATON Funeral Home. A mass of Christian burial will be heid 11AM Thursday. October 31, 2002 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Entombment is to follow at the Boca Raton Mausoleum. Arrangements were made by: KRAEER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER 1353N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561)395-1800 MILDRED LEGG SMITH Age 94. widow of the late Harold Smith, died on October 25.2002, at Sandsprings Landing in Savannah. Georgia She was predeceased by her brother. Harns Legg of Vero Beach, Florida. She was a graduate of the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Buffalo. New York. She retired from Dormer Hanna Coke Company in Buffalo and was a former president of the New York State Industrial Nurses Association. She was a member of the Daughters of the King and served on the Alter Guilcfof St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Lake Worth. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert H. and Joan Pritchard Smrth, ofSavarwah, five grandchildren, Deborah Reyes of Savannah, MODen n. bmitn. jr. ot &t rete beacn, Honda, Roddey P. Smith of Wassenaar. The Netherlands, Martha Pruitt. Lt. Col., USAF. Dover, Delaware, and David H. Smith of Sherman Oaks.Cali-fornia. six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. WILLIAM L. WRIGHT, JR. Age 84. of Palm Beach Gardens. Florida passed away October 27, 2002. Mr. Wright was born in Binghamton, New York and was a resident ot the Palm Beach area since 1980. He was U S. Army veteran ot World War II and served in Manila. Philippine Islands: he and his wife lived in Manila for 18 months dunnq the war. Mr Wright . was a daily communicant ot The Cathedral ot St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church. Mr. Wright leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted children: Susan Kiepp, Thomas Wright, John Wright, and Mary Leirheit He also leaves behind three grandchildren, his brother John Wright and is preceded in death by his wife. Manors in 1997 and he son, William L Wnght III In 1997. Friends may call 2-4 S 6-8PM. Wednesday, October 30 at THOMAS L. PRICE FUNERAL HOME There will be a scripture service at 7:30PM. The Mass ot Resurrection will be celebrated at 10AM. Thursday. October 31 . 2002 at St Ignatius Cathedral Inurnment at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Outreach Program of St Ignatius Loyola. Thomas L Price Funeral Home 553 Northlake Blvd. U D.U, Dnk CI fiMna . j'.viiri rutin dooui, rL 00HX s'eHliyyl). 842-1555 www.dignrrymemonal com DAVID F. MYRICK OCT. 29. 1942 - NOV. 18, 1996 HAPPY BIRTHDAY. DAD! WE LOW: AND MISS YOU YOUVE At WA YS IN 01 7? HEARTS s AMD THOUGHTS! LOVE. YOUR FAMILY i)tatstes March18. 1953 October 29. 2001 It's been a year aoo v today. God deaoed tl to take you away but i .. "' we mH always keep g you dose m our hearts, we miss and S love you so much. Your Sons Oe Newton One Wifc Grandsons Corey Jr One Jr ano Keoe Sister and Brothers, Nieces. Nephews and your family and fnends g! !tx? souf compound 0 -

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