Obituaries

  • John Smith September 13, 1927 ~ August 17, 2022

    John E. Smith 94, of Largo, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at the Hospice Woodside. He was born September 13, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York the son of the late John F. and Julia (Kinsella) Smith. John was a retired State Trooper for the State of New York and worked in law enforcement in […]

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  • Donald Sowards November 30, 1930 ~ August 17, 2022

    Donald “Poppy” Sowards, 88, of Pinellas Park, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022. He was born November 30, 1933 in Williamsport, Ohio to Henry and Grace Sowards. Donald was a veteran in the United States Air Force and worked as an Air Police in the K-9 Unit. He also worked as a Truck Driver, Bus […]

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  • Steven Lewis April 14, 1949 ~ August 14, 2022

    “I lost my dad on Saturday night. He outlived all the doctors and experts that gave him 3 months to live, way back when… he was resilient and tough! We had to make a big life change recently moving him in with me to Florida; he handled it like a champ!  He was looking forward […]

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  • Pearline Kimbell February 25, 1936 ~ August 03, 2022

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  • Paulette Sharada Carmen October 30, 1944 ~ July 25, 2022

    Paulette Sharada Carmen, 77, of Pinellas Park, passed away early Monday morning July 25, 2022, at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Paulette was born October 30, 1944, to Willis and Mary (Halliday) Carmen in Beardstown, Illinois. She attended the Mennonite School of Nursing in Bloomington, Illinois, where she graduated with her LPN license and later went […]

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  • Irmgard Schmedt April 06, 1934 ~ July 24, 2022

    Irmgard Schmedt, 87, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022.  She was born in Graudanz, Poland. She met her future Husband, Rudolf Schmedt in Gamsen, Germany and on July 12, 1957, they were married. In 1960 they immigrated to Toronto, Canada, before moving to Miami, and eventually settled in St. Petersburg to […]

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  • Cheryl R. Gumm July 22, 2022

    Cheryl R. Gumm, age 77, left this life on July 22, 2022, in Largo, Florida. Cheryl was born April 3, 1945, to Howard and Eva Gumm in Houston, Texas, her hometown. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Music Therapy. She practiced that profession for several years at Milwaukee County Behavioral […]

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  • Barbara Ann Steffek October 25, 1931 ~ July 15, 2022

    Barbara Ann Steffek, 90, of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away Friday, July 15, 2022. Barbara was born and raised in Harvey, Illinois. Barbara and George moved to Florida in 1988. She was a homemaker with several interests. They enjoyed traveling here and abroad. One of her main interests was playing bridge.  She was an active […]

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  • Rosario Cunanan October 11, 1936 ~ July 14, 2022

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  • William Peterson December 12, 1971 ~ July 06, 2022

    This is about a guy who lived in Pinellas Park whose name was William “Billy” Peterson. Billy was a man filled with great empathy, intuition, faith, and love for family, friends, and humanity. He was a father figure to his fatherless niece and was like a son to a 90-year-old neighbor who lived alone and […]

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