Obituaries August 24, 2017

Donna Jean Kennedy

Donna Jean Kennedy, age 90, went to be with our Lord and Savior on August 14, 2017. She was preceded by her beloved husband Ray, her devoted son Ron, parents Booker and Susie Riffe and numerous family members she loved dearly that she can now rejoice with in Heaven.

To those she awaits in Heaven, sons Roy (Carol) Kennedy, Joseph Kennedy, Stephen (Debbie) Kennedy, daughters Rebecca (Myron) Ward and Deborah Barlow. She also loved her 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and her only surviving loving sister Tommie Campbell.

Our mother was devoted to her church and was a member of First Baptist Church in Ruskin, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mom’s honor to First Baptist Church of Ruskin, 820 College Ave. W., Ruskin, FL 33570.

Donald A. Renwick

Donald A. Renwick, 81, of Sun City Center, passed away August 6, 2017. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Sun City Center Leathernecks, Patriots Club and was a member and Lifeline installer for Sun City Center Men’s Club and a volunteer for the Good Samaritans.

Donald is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marilyn Renwick; a son, David Rumohr; two daughters, Deanna (George) Hall and Sharon (Mark) Carolyn; five grandchildren, Athea Novello, Mark and James Carolyn , Sydney and Matthew Rumohr; three great-grandchildren, Giuliana, Abriana and Gabriela Novello and by his sister, Catherine Dow.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla. Funeral Mass with Military Honors will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 16650 U.S. 301 S., Wimauma, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home 813-634-9900.

Donald F. Wilbert

Donald F. Wilbert, 89, passed away August 17, 2017 at home under the care of hospice.

Survivors include his loving wife Patricia; sons Dr. Mitchell Wilbert (Jamie), Kelly Wilbert (Lesa), Alan Wilbert (Mary); daughters Christine Stanley, Cheryl Kapfer (Randy), Gwen Wilbert-Ford (Robert); stepchildren, Kathleen Bolduc (Greg), Mary Ward (Chris), Rev. Richard Mahaffy II (Douglas); and 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased in death by grandson, Patrick Bolduc.

His lifetime career was spent as a master carpenter, specializing in historical restoration. He owned Wilbert Lumber Company and Wilbert Custom Mill Works. In his retirement he was employed as a Realtor in Sun City Center.

Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, traveling, woodworking and being with family and friends. He served as past president of the Sawdust Engineers, and was a volunteer for the Sun City Center Security Patrol, Meals on Wheels and past vestry member of the Episcopal Church. His greatest joy was assisting family with the construction and renovations of their homes.

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 11 a.m., at St. John Devine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb E. in Sun City Center, Fla.

In lieu of flowers,- contributions may be made to the Sawdust Engineers, 1009 N. Pebble Beach, Sun City Center, FL 33573.

Catherine M. Amass

Catherine M. Amass, age 95, died on Aug. 18, 2017, in the presence of her children at Life Path Hospice in Sun City Center, Florida.

Catherine was born on July 1, 1922 in Baltimore, Md., to parents Louis J. Appel and Mary Schrenker Appel. Catherine was a caring, devoted and loving mother. She married Carroll Amass in Baltimore, Md. on Oct. 18, 1941.

Our mom was a social, active person who was deeply involved in various activities at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center after raising her family and retiring. She worked for the IRS in Atlanta, Ga. before retiring to Florida. Mom enjoyed being with people and was the life of the party. Her family and friends will always remember her for her Christmas decorating and parties and her little gifts of soup, tomatoes and cakes that she would take to all her friends.

Cathy worked every Saturday at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Food Pantry in Wimauma and was known to all the kids as the “hat lady” for the crazy hats she wore. She also loved her card parties and socializing with her many friends. Mom will be greatly missed by everyone.

Mom was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll E. Amass, Sr., three sisters and grandson Travis Jack Fair.

Catherine is survived by her three children, Carroll E. Amass, Jr. and his spouse, Sharon; Robert J. Amass and his spouse, Marie; and Nancy Lee and her spouse Ronnie Lee and brother-in-law Arnold Amass. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Amy Packard, Kim Fair, Robert Amass, Jr., William Amass, Michael Amass, Melanie Lee, Angie Lee Ladner and Veronica Lee. She also is survived by 13 great-grandchildren: Samantha Packard, Demi Amass, Dean Fair, Jr., Christina Amass, Matthew Amass, Connor Amass, Abby Amass, Christian Shoemaker, Tyler Lee, Breanna Lee, Adrianna Lee, Tatianna Lee and Cianna Lee.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, Fla. The family would like to thank all those who provided support and comfort to mom and the family during these difficult days. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Catherine’s name to any of the following: Batten Disease Support and Research Association (BDSRA), in memory of Travis Jack Fair, 1175 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215; Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Food Pantry, 16650 U.S. 301 S., Wimauma, FL 33598; or Prince of Peace Church. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL 33573.

Wayne Lester Tanner

Wayne Lester Tanner, 65, of Wimauma, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. Wayne worked with the family business as a second-generation tropical fish farmer at Lester and Sons Tropical Fish for more than 20 years. He eventually took the business over and the farm became Wayne Tanner Tropical Fish where he raised and produced award-winning tropical fish such as the longfin rosy barb, hi-fin sunset, and the hi-fin red wag platy. Wayne took a lot of pride in the quality of his fish. He was a very determined and hard worker. He loved the farm — it has been his pride and joy.

Wayne enjoyed his rides to Bahia Beach and Simmons Park to watch the sunsets. He also loved snorkeling Florida’s freshwater springs. He took pride in raising his two daughters, was blessed with great son-in-laws and three wonderful grandchildren, and he loved them all so much.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda; two daughters Holly (Michael, Jr.) Bunting and Shannon (Stuart) Powe; brother Gary Tanner; three grandchildren Savana Bunting, Katelyn Powe and

Wyatt Powe. Wayne is predeceased by his parents Lester and Pauline Tanner, daughter Michelle L. Tanner and brother Kevin Tanner.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated August 19 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Ruskin. Interment followed at Fellowship Cemetery, Wimauma.

Wanda L. Timperley

Wanda Lee Timperley, 75, of Apollo Beach, Fla., formerly of Williamsburg, Pa., and Philadelphia, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at her home following a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She and her husband James C. Timperley, would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10.

She was born in Williamsburg, Pa. on Jan. 31, 1942, daughter of Daniel and Sara Aurandt. She was employed by and retired from the Federal Government in Pennsylvania. She and James then moved to New Jersey and enjoyed their retirement. She was there for four years before she and her husband moved to Florida to be closer to their daughter and granddaughters.

She is survived by her husband James, daughter Lisa Valentine (Steven) and her  two granddaughters, Sophia age 5 and Savannah age 3 of Valrico, Fla.;  sisters, Shirley Kurtz-Flaugh and Sara Lower; and brothers Daniel and Kenneth Aurandt.

There was a celebration of life at the Southshore Falls Lifestyle in the Wellspring Clubhouse Sunday, August 20.

There will be a service for immediate family at National Cremation in Ruskin.

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