OBITUARIES April 5, 2018

Published on: April 5, 2018

Anthony Donofrio

Anthony (Tony) Donofrio, 92, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away March 25, 2018. He is survived by loving family and friends. The full obituary is at





Ernest Howard Fulwood

Ernest Howard Fulwood, 88, went to meet the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. 

Howard was a native of Tampa and longtime resident of Gibsonton. He was a graduate of Hillsborough High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was born July 3, 1929, to John and Lois Fulwood. 

Howard worked for Tampa Electric Company from 1953 to 1991. Upon his retirement he immediately went to work at the TECO Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach, for a total of 66 years of service. His wife Jean worked by his side at the viewing center also. They made a great team and will be missed by many at the facility.

Howard and Jean made their home on the waters of the Alafia River where he loved to fish. He organized several tarpon tournaments over the years. He and Jean also own a home in Franklin, North Carolina, where they loved to spend their summers. He was also a supporter of East Bay Little League from its inception in the 1970s. He loved his family and will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man who would do anything for anyone who had a need. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

He is predeceased by sisters Christine Markel, Johnnie Mae Goodner and Carol Majeski; and a daughter, Carla Andrews.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Jean Fulwood; daughter Cynthia Fulwood; son Mark Fulwood (Melissa); brother Horace Fulwood (Betty Jo); grandchildren Jennifer Simmons (Ty), Tara Stremming (David), Tiffany Andrews-Egaña, Daniel Larson and Jeff Andrews; great-grandchildren Alexis and Haleigh Stremming, Hannah and Eli Simmons, Jordann Larson and Dakota Andrews.

A service with full military honors will be held at First Baptist Church of Riverview, where he was a member, on Saturday, April 7, visitation at 10:30 a.m., service at 11. Interment to follow at Garden of Memories, Tampa.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in honor of Howard to the First Baptist Church of Riverview building fund.


Penny Trite

A celebration of life for Penny Trite will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Penny’s memory to C.A.R.E. (Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort, Inc., 813-645-2273) or your favorite animal rescue facility.