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Extracted Article Text (OCR) THE TAMPA TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2002 METRO 93 OBITUARIES ESKELI, Phyllis age 71, Plant City, passed away on July 24, 2002. Mrs. Eskeli was a member of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Plant City. Survivors include her husband, Herbert R. Eskeli; four sons, Daniel, Michael, Timothy and Phillip Eskeli; one daughter, Amy M.

Jamison; mother, Beatrice L. Siskowski; brother, Joseph Gronowski; sister, Nina Gronowski; and seven grandchildren. Al memorial service is being held on Monday, July 29, 2002, 4:00 p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to American Cancer Society, at 1-800-227-2345.

Wells Memorial Funeral Home 1903 W. Reynolds Street Plant City, Florida 33563 813-752-1111 Memorial FULTZ, Herman Everett, 64, died July 25, 2002. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was an aluminum fabricator. He is survived by wife, Martha; sons, James of Sneads, and Rodney of Jacksonville; daughter, Bertha Garcia of Tampa; father, Everett of Tampa; brother, Richard of Lutz, sister, Shirley Chandler of Marion, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Sunday, July 28, 6p.m. at New Life Family Worship Center, with the Rev. Mark S. Frier officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church in his memory.

Swilley Funeral Home GENEVAY, Ruth age 80, of Tampa, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at home. Survivors include her sons, David and Michael Genevay; sister, Carol Kingman; and four grandchildren, all of New Orleans, La. Mrs. Genevay was a Secular Franciscan associate and devoted Catholic. A.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 8:00 at Rocky Creek Village. BLOUNT CURRY CEMETERIES Garden of Memories Chapel (813) 626-3161 GIRDLEY, Norman, 67, of Ruskin originally from New York passed away July 24, 2002. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; children, Lorrie, Norman Jr. and Karen; nine grandchildren; sons-in-law, Aldo Felice and Israel Ortiz. He was a member of the American Legion 148, served six years in the U.S.

Army Reserve and attended First Assembly of God in Ruskin. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 28, 2002 6 p.m. at First Assembly of God in Ruskin. ZIPPERER'S FUNERAL HOME GROVES-GONZALEZ, Alice, age 80, a longtime resident of Tampa, passed away on July 18, 2002 in Georgia. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Groves Shannon of Cumming, her son, H.

Lee Groves of Cumming, her sister, Betty Lognion of Houston, Texas; and two granddaughters. A private memorial service was held at the John's Creek United Methodist Church in Duluth, Ga. Ingram Funeral Home, Georgia. HOLT, Virginia 98, of Clearwater Beach, died July 25, 2002. Survived by three nephews; three great-nephews; and one great-nice.

Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Ft. Harrison Chapel. HOUSE, Anthony, 43, of Tampa, died July 18, 2002. Survived by wife, Linda; mother, Emma House; son, Anthony House, daughter, Missy Horton; five grandchildren; and other relatives. R.J.

Derr FH. BLACK, Lawrence 90, of New Port Richey, died July 22,2002. Survived by wife, Margaret; three daughters; one sister; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Arlington Funeral Home. passed away July 25, 2002.

She is survived by her daughter, Loretta DeMeza and her husband, Gilbert; son, Pete Buggica; two sisters, Rose Valdes and Mamie Buggica and her husband, Tony; and two grandchildren, Paul and Bill DeMeza. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 29, 2002, at Noon, at the Garden of Memories Chapel, 4207 E. Lake Avenue, with interment to follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday one hour prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

FUNTRAL HONES ROEL. Garden of Memories Chapel (813) 626-3161 BLOUNT BUGGICA, Angelina B. HOLLIDAY, Claterree Lucas, 70, of Thonotosassa, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2002. Born January 17, 1932 in Savannah, she graduated from Central High School in Savannah, Tenn. in 1949, and graduated from Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Memphis, Tenn.

in 1953. She was a loyal employee of V.A. administration for 31 years, retiring in 2000 at James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, Florida. She is survived by daughter, Teresa Holliday of Bryan, Texas; son, David Holliday of Plattsburg, N.Y.; grandson, Steven Holliday, of Plattsburg, N.

sister, Neva and brother-in-law, Granville Cannon and family of Savannah, brother, Bob Lucas and family of Souderton, Pa. Preceded in death by son, Steven D. Holliday in 2000. Clate also leaves behind her always faithful canine companions, Buddy and Nicky She has touched the lives and will be remembered dearly by many co-workers, neighbors and good friends. A memorial visitation will be held Sunday, July 28, 2002, J.

A. Haley V. A. Hospital Chapel. For information regarding memorial services contact Teresa Holliday, phone (813) 986-2065.

In lieu of flowers the family would like a donation made in her name to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-9809. STOWERS-BRANDON Memorial JOINER, Evelyn 94, of Lake Wales, died July 26, 2002. Survived by four daughters; two sons; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great -grandchildren. Marion Nelson Funeral Home.

McGOWAN, Helen, 91, passed away July 25, 2002 in New Port Richey, Fla. Born in Hoboken, N.J., she moved to this area in 1972. She was a Catholic and a homemaker. She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Lane and husband Robert; her caretaker, William Huggard; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be July 27, 2002 at 1p.m.

with services to follow at 2 p.m. at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial McILWRAITH, Mildred 95, of Port Richey, died July 25, 2002. Survived by niece, Audrey Mielke of Port Richey. Mildred came to the area 20 years ago from Chicago, Ill.

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passed away on July 25, 2002. Cliff Lewis, the first quarterback of the Cleveland Browns and a member of the New York Yankee organization since 1973 was serving as the Yankees' Vice President of Insurance Administration when he died Thursday morning at his Tampa, Florida home after a lengthy illness. A standout quarterback at Lakewood (Ohio) High School, Duke University and Fleet City (U.S. Navy), Mr. Lewis was the Browns' starting quarterback in their inaugural three games in the infant All-American Football Conference in 1946 all of them victories.

When future Hall of Famer Otto Graham, who started the season at safety because of his unfamiliarity with offense returned, Mr. Lewis became the Browns' regular safety and returned punts and kickoffs until his retirement in 1952. "Cliff Lewis was a great competitor a and a great professional man as well," said Yankees' owner George M. Steinbrenner. "Most of all, he was a great family man and a real true friend.

He has been with me in key positions for more than 30 years and he will be sorely missed by all." Said NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback Otto Graham: "Cliff was a very fine football player and a great guy. He was a team man all the way. Even after he was moved to defense, he was still my backup at quarterback. He and his wife, Dorothy, lived only a few houses from Beverly and I for many years in Cleveland and we were very close. He will be missed." In five seasons with the Browns, Mr.

Lewis completed 130 of 71 passes for 542 yards and seven touchdowns. He also returned 76 punts for 548 yards and intercepted 30 passes, including a career -high nine in 1948. He joined the Insurance Department of the American Ship Building Company in 1970 and began his tenure with the Yankees when Mr. Steinbrenner bought the club in1973. Mr.

Lewis is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Gayle Mayo of Miami and her husband Dennis, and Sharon McNutt of Dallas Texas and her husband Timothy; one granddaughter, Kimberlee; and a brother, Sidney Lewis of Atlanta. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 28 from p.m. with memorial services at 7:30 p.m. at Blount, Curry Roel Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 W. Bearss Ave.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to your favorite charity. PUCKETT, Ruby Martin, 81, of Tampa, died July 25, 2002. Survived by son, Larry; daughter, Chi Chi Peak; four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. ICS Cremation Society, Harbour Heights, Fla. SMITH, George 0., 71, of LEWIS, Clifford 79, Plant City, died July 25, 2002.

Survived by his loving family. Services will be held July 29, 2002, 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Memorial Funeral Home. WRIGHT, Jack 81, of Tampa, died Thursday, July 25, 2002 at his home under the care of LifePath Hospice.

Survivors include his wife, Irene R. Wright; a son, Richard J. Wright of Spring Hill; six daughters, Jacqueline Lamb of Elmira, New York, Rebecca Gage, and Kathleen Post, both of Riverview, Theresa Misiak and Melinda Hearne, both of Tampa, and Melissa Kaufman of Medina, Ohio; eighteen grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandchild. Mr.

Wright had been a resident of Tampa since 1961, coming here from Michigan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War lI. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 Noon Monday until service time. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele, Tampa, FL 33609. BLOUNT CURRY ROEL MacDill Avenue Chapel (813) 876-2421 RODRIGUEZ, Salvador, 59, of Tampa, died July 24, 2002.

He is survived by his son, Salvador Rodriguez Jr. and wife, Julie of Tampa, daughter, Kim Roth and husband, Robert of Glendale, parents, Salvador M. and Delfina of Tampa, sister, Nancy Stanley and husband, Marco of Granville, and three grandchildren. A Memorial Services will be held Aug. 3, 2002, 10:00 a.m.

at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 15520 N. Boulevard. Burial will be held Aug. 5, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.

at Bay Pines National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, FI. 33609. Florida Mortuary Funeral Cremation Services (813) 237-2900 SCHUPAY, Kathleen Joan, 89, of Tampa passed away July 23, 2002.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward George, and is survived by her children, Edward Joseph Schupay, Mary Ann Bryan, Jane, John, and William F. Schupay; sister, Rita Clark; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Friday at Rose Hill Memorial Park. BLOUNT FUNERAL HOMES CEMETERIES Garden of Memories Chapel (813) 626-3161 SULLIVAN, Emory Olen, 96, of Safety Harbor, died July 25, 2002. Survived by wife of 37 years, Audie; nieces, Mary Bowles, Donna Rockhold and Gerry Stone; and nephew, Keith Mays.

Holloway Funeral Home. IN MEMORIAM In God's Loving Care Gary David Potter to 2 years ago God called, we look forward to seeing your beautiful face and smile, to hear your voice praising the lord, we are looking very soon for His return. What a glorious day. Love you, Mother, Dad family. IN LOVING MEMORY OF Mary Hill Agdamag One year ago Wednesday, the LORD invited you to be with him in his heavenly home.

Like so many that are here but for a short time, you touched our lives and influenced us with passion, peace and love. From your students to your immediate family, your loyalty and friendship and love carved indelible pathways in our hearts. We miss you and know you are in a place you truely deserve to be with Angels as yourself. Your husband and sons miss you, but know you will always be with us. We look forward to the time we can be together again.

Love Peter Preston, Patrick and Pete. Information on these obituaries can be obtained by calling: (813) 259-7958 Obituaries are submitted to the newspaper by the funeral home. The first 7 lines are free, the remaining lines are paid. Bebop Trumpet Player Idrees Sulieman, 78, Had Noteworthy Career ST. PETE NATIVE PLAYED WITH MONK, HAWKINS By CURTIS ROSS ST.

PETERSBURG Jazz trumpeter Idrees Sulieman, who worked with Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins and Count Basie, died Thursday at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg. He was 78. Born Leonard Horace Graham, the St.

Petersburg native trained at Boston Conservatory. His early professional experience came with the Carolina Cotton Pickers and the Earl Hines Orchestra. "'He originally wanted to play alto saxophone, but his parents couldn't afford one so they bought him a trumpet instead from the hock shop," said Vic Hall, a host of WUSE, 89.7 FM's "'The Sound of Jazz." Sulieman, who changed his name after converting to Islam, played on some of Monk's earliest recordings. He cowrote (with saxophonist Ike Quebec) "Evonce," which was among the numbers Monk recorded in the 1947 sessions for the Blue Note label. Sulieman "was one of the first bebop trumpet players, along with Dizzy Gillespie and Fats Navarro," Hall said.

Sulieman recorded with musicians such as John Coltrane, Gene Ammons and Art Farmer during the 1950s. He moved to Sweden in 1961 and Denmark in 1964. Gigs were more plentiful for Sulieman on the continent. "That's been true of many of the American expatriates," Hall said. "Not only were they treated better and appreciated more, but they could find steady work." Sulieman was featured soloist with the Kenny ClarkeFrancy Boland band and also performed with the Danish Radio Orchestra.

He finally took up the alto sax in the 1970s, Hall said. "He played so beautifully, if you closed your eyes you'd think you were listening to Bird playing," Sulieman's friend Hilda Claus of St. Petersburg said, referring to bebop king Charlie "Bird" Parker. Sulieman returned to the United States in 1993, cousin Solomon Thomas said. Reporter Curtis Ross can be reached at (813) 259-7568.

Victims Of Leaping Sturgeon Not Just Telling Fish Stories NUMEROUS INJURIES REPORTED BY BOATERS TALLAHASSEE The summer of the shark has been replaced by the summer of the giant leaping sturgeon. Recently, Florida boaters have had unpleasant encounters with the big-snooted freshwater fish that can grow to more than 6 feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds. Gainesville Elementary School Principal Lacy Redd, 34, was boating on the Suwannee River during the Memorial Day weekend when a sturgeon, about 5 to 6 feet long and between 130 and 150 pounds, leapt into her family's boat and knocked her out. She suffered a collapsed lung and five broken ribs. On July 4, 19-year-old Danny Cordero of Perry was zipping along the Suwannee on a personal watercraft with his girlfriend when a sturgeon knocked them into the water.

"I don't remember anything," Cordero said. "My girlfriend said it was like hitting a brick wall. She saw me lying face down in the river. I had blood all over me. It cracked my teeth and chewed up my gums." The fish once flourished in the Chattahoochee-Apalachicola-Flint rivers basin but has been classified as threatened since 1991.

In March, a 6-foot-long, 127-pound sturgeon washed up in a neighborhood in St. Petersburg. The fish typically travel from the Gulf of Mexico into rivers to spawn in the spring and summer, then head back to the Gulf in the fall. One of the few sturgeon keepsakes can be found at The Lighthouse restaurant in Trenton. In 1995, the fish leapt into a boat with owner Sue Nessmith and her then-husband, James, knocking him down.

The Nessmiths were allowed, to keep the fish, which weighed: 70 pounds and was more than 5 feet long. They mounted it and hung it on the restaurant wall. UNLICENSED Damon OPERATION On day unlicensed he died, center exceeded legal capacity for children. Continued From Page 1 tion with the county. The Robertsons did not attend the emergency hearing and could not be reached for comment.

They were investigated in 2001 for running an unlicensed home day care, but parents said they were not paying and the county took no action. That wasn't the case this time around. Rodrigo Duran said he gave the family $70 to $80 a week to care for his son, and Damon's parents said they were paying $85 a week. Running an unlicensed center is a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by a $500 fine or as many as 60 days in jail. Linda Stoller, the county's manager for child care licensing, was unsure Friday what penalties the Robertsons could face.

"We'll be looking at that real closely," she said. "Our first concern was to get the injunction." No foul play is suspected in Damon's death, which remains under investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. There were no developments from either agency Friday, as autopsy results are pending. There are more than 700 licensed in-home day cares in the county. A license costs about $50 a year.

Licensed centers are inspected multiple times each year, and residents undergo criminal background checks. Licensed caretakers also receive training in first aid and child development. County attorneys spent much of the day preparing the injunction motion. Circuit Judge Perry Little signed the motion just after 3 p.m. Stoller said it was unlikely the home still was being used to provide care and said the injunction was sought as a precaution.

Perry's ruling said continued operation could cause "immediate and irreparable injury" to children who stay with the Robertsons. Reporter Joe Humphrey can be reached at (813) 866-1738..

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