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Obituaries June 2, 2011

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June 2, 2011

James William Thompson
James “Jim” W. Thompson, 87, went home to be with our Lord May 22, in Sun City Center, Florida.  Born in Pittsburgh, Pa, Jim lived in Monroeville until 1975 when he transferred with Westinghouse to Tampa, then to Saudi Arabia.  He retired after 43 years from Westinghouse in 1984.

Jim is preceded to heaven by his wife Ann of 66 years.  Ann recently passed away August 29, 2010.  He is survived by 3 children; Sally Evans, Suzy and husband Lee Wilson of Jacksonville, son James (Jim) and wife Beth Thompson of Blue Ridge, Georgia, six cherished grandchildren, Bryan and Susan Evans, Sarah and Rebekah Wilson, Kaitie and Karly Thompson and a sister and brother-in-law Lillian and Fred Parke of Plum Boro, Pa.

After retiring Jim and Ann moved to Sun City Center in 1984 and became active in the community.  Jim joined the Security Patrol and had over 25 year’s service, 3 as Captain.  He served on the board of Acacia Home Owners and was president of the East Lake Association.

Currently a member of St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Jim was very active in church. Serving as an elder 9 years at Bethel Presbyterian in Monroeville and 3 year at Forest Hills Presbyterian in Tampa and United Methodist Church of Sun City Center.

Jim became a Mason 56 years ago and was a Shriner for 49 years. He was a past President of the Sun City Shrine Club, lead the Marching Patrol for 10 years, headed up the kitchen for the Shriners pancake brunch for 10 years and the dining room for the next 10.

Jim was an avid golfer after moving to Sun City Center and played the game he loved for 23yrs. He and Ann loved to entertain and he had a winning laugh especially when beating his children and grandchildren at cards saying “the old man still has what it takes!”

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life memorial service on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 2:00 at St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd West, Sun City Center, Florida 33573.  Please send donations in lieu of flowers to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 12502 Pine Drive, Tampa Florida, 33612 or LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, Fl. 33637. 

Osborne R. Thomasson
Osborne R., “Oz” Thomasson, 82, of Sun City Center, Fla passed away May 21, 2011. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired as an Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioner from his traffic consulting firm. He was a very active member of the Congregational Care Committee of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church and numerous clubs in the community. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Muriel, two sons, Michael (Debbie) Thomasson, and Jordan (Amanda) Thomassson, a daughter, D’Arcy (Carlos) Maduro, a brother, Albert (Norma) Thomasson, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11AM, Saturday, June 11, 2011. At Sun City Center United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center, FL.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Taunton Family Children’s Home, Inc., P.O. Box 870,  200 Taunton Family Road, Wewchitchka, FL 32465 or Sun City Center United Methodist Church , 1210 Del Webb Boulevard West, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla (813) 634-9900.

Hertha M. Hill
Hertha M. Hill passed away Tuesday, May 17, at the age of 87, at the Hospice House in Sun City Center.

She leaves a son, Greg and his wife Pat; two grandchildren, Dawn Brown and Jeff Hill of California; and a sister, Hester Grinnell of Kings Point.

Memorial services will be at Sun City Center Funeral Home in the Chapel led by her nephew James Newport at 2:00p.m. on June 11.

Her remains will be placed beside her beloved husband in the Memorial Gardens of Brandon, Fl.

In Memoriam of Susan “Sue” Rozalez
November 20, 1943- June 5, 2001

Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Friend, and Confidant. It has been ten long years since you were called home. We hold your memory forever in our hearts and minds. We love and miss you always. Flo, Troy, Monica, Delfino Jr. Darryle, Naomi, Christina, Walter, AJ, Adella, Preston, and many more friends and family.

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