Obituaries for the Week of Nov. 1, 2018

Published on: October 31, 2018

Frank J. DiNapoli

Frank J. DiNapoli, 83, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away Oct. 21, 2018. He served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his son Frank T. DiNapoli. Survivors include his wife of 44 years Joan DiNapoli; his loving cousin Ralph; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, Fla. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 813-634-9900.


Robert Knute Wicklund

Robert “Bob” Knute Wicklund of Sun City Center, Fla. died October 23. He was 92. He was born on Aug. 9, 1926, in Detroit to Knute and Hilma Wicklund both of whom emigrated to the U.S. from Sweden. He had just one sibling, a brother, BIll. Bob is survived by his wife Elizabeth Ann Wicklund; daughter Kristine Collett; son Kraig Wicklund (Judith); and three grandchildren, Kraig Wicklund, Angela Wicklund and Jeffrey (Kristen) Wicklund. He is also survived by four stepchildren, Marcia Claro (James), Nancy Sparwell (Ron), Cindy Hubbard and Robert (Kathy) Cooper. In addition he has 10 step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Bob served in the United States Army, which provided educational opportunities. He earned both a mechanical engineering degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering. He spent his career with Westinghouse working in Pittsburgh, Pa. where he was a manager of Manufacturing Engineering for Westinghouse Transportation Division.

Bob’s favorite hobbies were ballroom dancing and sailing. He was a member of the Tampa Sailing Squardron and served as both Commodore and on the racing committee. Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather. 

Arrangements entrusted to the National Cremation & Burial Society, Ruskin, Fla., 813-645-3231.