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Mildred Bostich, formerly of Bentleyville PA, age 87, died on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009.
She was born May 6, 1922 in Dillonvale,Ohio, the daughter of the late Marko and Mary Pleska Yakin. On July 9, 1949, she married Pete Bostich, who passed away June 23, 1998. Mildred is also predeceased by her brother Michael Yakin, and her sister, Angeline Kovatich.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna Nagy of Mandeville, LA and Barbara Maness of Apollo Beach; two sons, Peter Bostich of Sanford, FL and Mark Bostich of Bentleyville, PA; six grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren. and seven step-great grandchildren; and one sister Joesphine Rados, also of Bentleyville.
A private family memorial service was held on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center with Pastor John Legg officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Bentleyville Volunteer Fire Department, Main Street, Bentleyville PA, 15314. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center.
Larry Alden Farrar
Larry Alden Farrar passed away November 5, 2009 at home after a four year battle of cancers.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth, whose love was deep and faithful for 26 years; his daughters, Terry Popovich and Sandra (Michael) Molosky; sons, Richard (Janet) Farrar and James (Kim) Farrar; stepchildren, Mark (Donna) June, Tamara (Jeff) Lahman and Rebecca (Glen) Magrum.Also surviving is the mother to Larry’s children, Roberta Neuman.
A blend of two families blessed Larry and Mary with nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also seven step-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild. Siblings include: two sisters, Peggy (Leo) Murray, Bonnie Wilhelm and brother, Tommy Farrar.
Larry served his country in the Air Force, his career was proudly earned and spent as a “blue collar,” skilled trades carpenter with General Motors (SPO) for 37 years. His hobby of chisel wood carving gave him a great sense of pride and joy. Larry also enjoyed country two-step and line dancing. Larry hoped he would be remembered for the many friends, family and neighbors he helped remodel or help build their homes. He could always enjoy the sound and feel of saws and hammers. It was important for Larry to “give back”.
Cremation has taken place, there will be no official service per Larry’s wishes. We will miss him forever but will always hold his love in our hearts.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Zipperer’s Funeral Home.
Joseph A. Vespole
Joseph A. Vespole “Chopper Joe,” 44, of Ruskin passed away on Nov. 4. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Hayes; two brothers, Michael Vespole and David Hayes; a sister, Carolyn Deangelis; nephews and nieces Damon, PJ, Angela, Christine, Gena and many New York aunts and uncles. He was devoted to his dogs and recently witnessed the birth of his hybrid wolf puppies. At his request there will be no funeral service. However, there will be a celebration of his life at a benefit memorial concert beginning at 2 p.m. with the Lordsword taking the stage at 5 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 21 at Hoo Doo Music located at 12302 1/2 Balm Riverview Rd. in Riverview.
Winfield G. Willis
Winfield G. Willis, 73, of Sun City Center, slipped away peacefully October 17, 2009 in South Bay Hospital after returning to his Florida home from Virginia. Win’s early years were highlighted by his extraordinary athletic achievements in football, basketball and track. He declined many football scholarships to attend the University of Florida on a track scholarship where he held the Gator shotput record for 12 years.
After graduation, he worked as an independent entepreneur in many states finally settling in Denver, CO where he retired at age 34 to enjoy many healthy years playing tennis, biking, swimming, ballroom dancing, and hiking trails in the Rocky Mountains.
In later years he liked to say that he lived in three places; Florida in the winter, Colorado in the summer and Virginia in the spring and fall. He was known everywhere for his wit and sense of humor. He will be missed by so very many.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at Sun City Center Funeral Home.
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