Obituaries for week of June 20, 2019

Published on: June 20, 2019

Pamela L. Almand

Pamela L. Almand, 54, of Brandon, Fla., passed away on June 4, 2019. Pamela is survived by her loving boyfriend of 13 years, Greg King; son, Chad Almond; daughter, Allyson Almand; mother, Virginia Scribner; father and stepmother, Gene and Linda Almand; sister, Lisa Almand; brother, Michael Bullard.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Almand and stepfather, Harold Scribner. Per her request there will not be a service.





Terry Lawrence Burnham

Terry Lawrence Burnham, 80, of Ruskin, Fla., passed away June 7, 2019, at Bradenton River Rehab Center in Bradenton, Fla. He was born on June 10, 1938, in Smyrna, N.Y. to Lawerence and Frances (Constance) Burnham. In 1964 he married Betty Lounsbury in Sidney, N.Y. He is survived by his wife Betty; children: Jeffrey, of Oneonta, N.Y.; Majorie McVilla of Tampa, Fla., and Brian (Fran) Greenwood of South Carolina; one grandson; several nieces and nephews; extended family and friends. Also surviving are brothers, Lance (Kathy) and Charles (Diane). He was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria Stoffel.

Terry retired from New York State Electric and Gas, Jennison Station, Bainbridge, N.Y., in 1994, and relocated to Manatee RV Park in Ruskin, Fla., in 1998.

A memorial service took place Saturday, June 15, at the Ruskin United Methodist Church. Internment will be in Masonville, N.Y., at a later date.


Ronald Crawford

Ronald “Ron” Crawford passed away June 6, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Mary Jane, and daughter, Susan Crawford, son James Ronald (Kristen), six grandchildren, Jonathan, Heather, Samantha, Billy, Cameron and Joey; two great-grandchildren, Eberley and Rorie.

Funeral arrangements are as follows: Mass at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573
Light lunch will follow service in the Conesa Hall. Mass cards preferred.


Edith Outten Dougherty

Edith Outten Dougherty, 91, passed peacefully from this life to heaven on June 14, 2019. Edith had been a resident of Sun City Center, Fla., for the past 20 years. The daughter of Paul Augustus and Blanche Elizabeth Harrup Outten, she was born and raised in Portsmouth, Va., graduating from Craddock High School in 1944. She worked a year for the Seaboard Railroad, before marrying the love of her life, Earl V. Williams, in June 1946. They raised four children, moving from Virginia to New Jersey to Oklahoma over the next 20 plus years. Following Earl’s death in 1996, she married Jack Dougherty in 1998, and they moved to Florida. He died in 2010.

She was a member of many different civic groups, including the NAFEC Women’s Club (N.J.), the Oklahoma Rose Society, the Oklahoma City Book Club, and the Red Hat Society.

A lifelong Southern Baptist, she faithfully served in WMU, taught children’s and adult Sunday school, sang in the choir, and worked in VBS. At her death she was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Sun City Center. Throughout her life she consistently exhibited a caring and dedicated Christian attitude to loved ones and friends alike. She will be grealty missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by four children: Carl Williams and wife Donna of North Richland Hill, Texas; Erlene Sheldon and husband Bob of Snead’s Ferry, N.C.; Clifford Bruce Williams of Sun City Center, Fla.; and Linda Ray and husband Thomas of Plainview, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Elsie Gayle Outten, her first husband, Earl Williams, and her second husband, Jack Dougherty.

Visitation was held at Sun City Center Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The funeral will be held in Virginia at Snellings Funeral Home, with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 813-634-9900.


Angelo John Pignataro

Deacon Angelo John Pignataro, 92, of Apollo Beach, formerly of New York, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Saint Joseph Hospital South in Riverview.

Deacon Angelo, son of Frank and Nancy (Caligiuri), was born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He joined the U.S. Navy and served as a cook during World War II. His military service was followed by a long career in the insurance industry with Metropolitan Life, Wausau Insurance, and the Jim Walter Corporation. He and his family moved to Apollo Beach in 1974.

At the encouragement of his pastor and friend, Fr. Christopher Fitzgerald, I.C., Deacon Angelo entered formation and was ordained to the Order of the Permanent Diaconate on May 2, 1987. He was appointed to serve at St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin and Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center. During his ministry and service of 32 years, he deeply touched the lives of many. He witnessed the sacrament of marriage for dozens of parishioners, several of whom he assisted in receiving annulments. Deacon Angelo baptized hundreds into the faith and conducted many funerals. Deacon Angelo cherished his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be greatly missed by those who were touched by his profound spirituality and his commitment to the Lord and his family.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pauline (Percontra), his children: Janet (Jerry), Angelo (Jeanette), Deacon Thomas (Lucy), John (Michelle), Paul (Cheri) and Nancy; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nancy; and four siblings: Carmine, Joseph, Gloria, and Mary.

The visitation for Deacon Angelo Pignataro took place at St. Anne Catholic Church, on Monday, June 10, 2019.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy in memory of Deacon Pignataro be made to St. Anne Catholic Church,106 11th Ave. N.E., Ruskin, FL 33570.

Arrangements entrusted to National Cremation and Burial Society, Ruskin, FL 813-645-3231.