In Memory of Class of 1965 Fallen Knights....

The Dash by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end

He noted that first came her date of her birth
And spoke the following date with tears
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider whats true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
And more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read
With your lifes actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

Richard Edward Abernathy

Richard was in the Fine Arts Club as Sophomore, Jr and Sr; The Mikado - Jr; and received a chorus letter his Sophomore and Junior year.

Richard worked for the Department of the Army as a Associate Director for Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in Virginia.

Name: Richard Edward Abernathy
Birth Date: 8 May 1947
Death Date: 2 Mar 1995
Cemetery: Cedar Grove Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Bealeton, Fauquier County, Virginia, United States of America
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Danny Leroy Beckwith

Passed on July 4, 2006.

Danny was on the JV football team as a Junior and was a member of the Key Club his Jr and Sr years.

Name: Danny L. Beckwith
Last Residence: 33685 Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida
BORN: 12 Jan 1947
Died: 4 Jul 2006
State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1965)

James Bethany

Jimmy was a member  of the Junior Lions his Sophomore year.

Jimmy actually graduated in 1965 from Thompson high School in Thompson, Georgia.  He also attended and graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in History.

Jimmy passed away on July 1, 1983,  At the time of his death, he was a Parole and Probation Officer for the State of Florida in Tampa.  Jimmy is survived by three daughters and one son.

James Allen Blair

James was a member of the JV football team his Sophomore and Junior years and a member of the Letterman's Club his Junior and Senior Years.

Alan R. Blanco

June 16, 1948 - January 22, 1993

David Michael Boyd

Married Lynette E Hughes (Class of 1967).

In 1989, he was employed by E.R. Squibb and Sons and was a Government Sales Manager.

David Michael Boyd, 56 of Plant City died July 22, 2003.  He is survived by his wife Lynette; son David Boyd II; daughters, Eve Meek and Charlotte Boyd; sister, Brenda Harrison; and three grandchildren.  A memorial service was held on Sunday at 2:00 PM in Haught Funeral Home Chapel.  The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in his memory to Transplant House.

Clayton Monroe Brahier Jr.

Clayton was a member of Student Council his Sophomore year and the NFL his Junior and Senior years, AFS his Junior and Senior years, Knight Writers and Junior Lions his Junior and Senior years.

BRAHIER, Clayton M; 54; Port Charlotte FL; Ft Myers N-P; 2002-7-9;

Don Burch
David Francis Catena

Dave was on the JV football team his Sophomore year and also acted as Football Manager that year.  He also was Varsity Basketball Manager his Sophomore year.  He participated in DCT his Junior and Senior years and was Sargeant at Arms his Junior year. He was DCT President his Senior year.  He participated  in 'South Pacific' his Junior year and was a member of both his Junior Class Committee and his Senior Class Committee.

April 18, 1947 - March 1980.

Birth David was born on April 18, 1947.

Death David died in March 1980 at 32 years old.
Luis Donovan Coton

COTON, Luis D., 65, of Tampa, passed away June 16, 2012 at home surround-ed by his loving family. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mr. Coton was a graduate of Robinson High School, the University of South Florida, and the University of Florida, College of Law. He practiced law in Tampa for over 28 years, was the founder of the Central Florida AILA, and was of the Catholic faith. Preceded in death by his sister, Lydia Swaney; Mr. Coton is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Luz M. Coton; sons, Luis D. Coton, Jr., and Albert A. Coton; mother, Betty Coton; sister, Doris Lind; and other loving family members and friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon, June 21, at 2 o'clock from the chapel of JGR Funeral Home, 6718 N. Armenia Ave., with the Rev. Father Thomas Stokes, Pastor, O.L.P.H. Catholic Church officiating. Entombment will follow in Hillsboro Memorial Gardens. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made in his memory to LifePath Hospice, Inc. The family will receive friends on Thursday afternoon, June 21, from 12:30 pm until time of service at the funeral home. Please send online condolences to - See more at:

Luis was a member of the Varsity Band his three years at Robinson, Spanish Club his Junior and Senior years, Pan Am Club his Junior year, a member of the Round Table his Junior and Senior years - serving as President his Senior year, National Honor Society his Senior year and the Sertoma CLub his Senior year at Robinson High School.

Marsha Marie Deal

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Marsha was a member of the Pep Club her Sophomore year and was a member of the Concert Choir her Senior year.

Joey Dennison

Joey's birth name was Joseph Vowell Dennison.

Birth:  Jun. 9, 1947 - Death:  Sep. 19, 1990, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA

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Joey participated in the DCT program his Senior year and was a Calendar Couple his Senior year.

Debbie D'Arriago Brady

Debbie's birth name was Brenda Deborah D'Arriago.

BRADY, Brenda (Deborah) D'Arrigo, 60, passed away June 4, 2008 in Augusta, Georgia. She was a Tampa native and graduate of Robinson High School and the University of Florida. After 27 years of service she retired from the United States Post Office holding the position of Postmaster. Deborah was preceded in death by her father, Mathews D'Arrigo, and is survived by her mother, Kitty Breakfield; sister, Lynn D'Arrigo Hedges and niece, Nanette Wagner; aunts, Doris Ingram and Lucy Townsend, uncles, Joe and Carl D'Arrigo; and several cousins in Florida and Georgia. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Deborah.

Debbie was a member of the Pan-Am Club her Sophomore year, the Lionettes her Junior and Senior years, the Para-Med her Junior and Senior years and FTA her Senior year and was also a member of the National Honor Society her Senior year.

Robert Dale Fazzone

Born March 21, 1946 - Died April 28, 1998 at 52 years old.   


Source U.S. Social Security Death Index


William David Frantz


William David Frantz


Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
June 02, 1948 to October 17, 1968
WILLIAM D FRANTZ is on the Wall at Panel W41, Line 69
See the full profile or name rubbing for William Frantz

Bill Franz spoke at our Graduation from Robinson.

He was the third speaker on the program.
His message "The Road to Individual Fulfillment"

Bill was a member of the Latin Club his Sophomore year and was a member of NFL is Senior year.  He was also a member of the National Honor Society his Senior year.

Dwight Vincent Fuqua

Dwight as born in Mineral Wells, Texas and moved to Tampa with his family at the age of 7.
Dwight was a member of the football team his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years, the Letterman's Club his Junior and Senior years and the Key Club his Junior and Senior years.

Dwight worked for GTE as a dispatcher at the call center, promoter of the Tampa Bay Bodybuilders Classic, member of the Tampa Bay Snowskiers Club and Reunion Committee for the Class of 1965.  He was a member of the Methodist church.

He was an active member of the Diver's Alert Network and died in a scuba diving incident in Cancun, Mexico while on a cave diving expedition.

September 20, 1947 - April 2, 1995

Anthony Garcia
Linda Marie Hicks

Linda was a member of FHA her Junior and Senior years at Robinson.

Carl Holmes

Carl was a member of the Varsity Band his three years at Robinson and a member of the Pep Band his Senior year.

Carl was a Security Specialist in the Law Enforcement Branch for the Federal Government when he died.

Carl was born on June 21, 1946 in Ravenna, Ohio and passed away on July 14, 2001 in Sun City Center, Florida.

Carl was honored by the United States Navy Honor Guard and by DeSoto Lodge No.105 F&AM at his interment at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens on July 19, 2001.

Larry Laborde
Frank A. Mazariegos

Frank was a member of the Track team and the Choir his Senior year at Robinson.

Frank was an 'Air Force Brat' and enlisted in the Marine Corps five months after he graduated from Robinson.  He was with the Special Forces unit and served in Vietnam.  He died serving his country in Vietnam on June 27, 1967.

Francisco Albert Mazariegos
Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
29 December 1947 - 27 June 1967...
Tampa, Florida
Panel 22E Line 068

Darryl Hugh McMain


GRAFTON - Retired U.S. Navy Bo's'n Darryl Hugh McMain, chief warrant officer 4, 51, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997.

A native of Memphis, Tenn., he had lived in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake before moving to the Peninsula 12 years ago. He retired in 1993 as a Bo's'n, chief warrant officer 4, stationed at NAS-Solomon Annex, Maryland, as OIC Officer Command, after 27 years of service. He received the Surface Warfare Insignia, the Good Conduct Medal, the Expeditionary Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, naming only a few of his many commendations. He was a member of the Supply Hunt Club of South Hampton and the Fort Eustis Golf Association. He was past co-president of the Tabb Tiger Band. He attended Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Iris Aycock McMain; one daughter, Ruth Anne McMain of the home; one sister, Cheryl "Kim" Patrick, and her husband, Larry, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Michael A. McMain, and his wife, Susan, of Maryville, Tenn., and Patrick A. McMain, and his wife, Angela, of Freeport, Fla.; aunt, Pauline Breda of Houston, Texas; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Murdock and Lillian Mason of Chesapeake; three brothers-in-law and their wives, Simon and Sandy Aycock, Phil and Lillie Devorak and David and June Mason, all of Chesapeake, and sister-in-law, Joyce Gettier of Portsmouth; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. in Hampton Memorial Gardens, Hampton. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Memorials may be made to Riverside Regional Medical Center, Hospice Unit, 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, Va. 23602; or York County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1278, Grafton, Va. 23692.

Darryl was a member of the JV football team his Sophomore year and was on the Track team and a member of the Letter's Club his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years at Robinson.

July 24, 1946 - October 11, 1997

Georgianna Marie Moss

Georgianna was on the Class of 1965 Sophomore Committee, a member of FTA her Junior and Senior years, was in the Mikado her Sophomore year and in South Pacific her Junior year.  She was also a member of the Z Club her Senior year.

Passed away in Texas.

David Odell Mullinax

June 6, 2947 - February 1980

Dorcus Marie Pekrul Wages

Dorcus was a member of the Latin Club her Sophomore year, the Knightettes her Junior and Senior years - and served as Treasurer her Senior year.  She was a member of the Fine Arts Club, FHA and Para-Med her Senior year.  She was on the Knight Writers Staff and the Excalibur staff her senior year.

Jonathan Foster Robinson

Jon was a member of the Latin Club his Sophomore year, the Fine Arts Club his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years and the AFS his Junior and Senior year.  He was also a member of the Excalibur staff his Senior year at Robinson.

Margaret Singleton Howe

Margaret's birth name was Charlene Margaret Singelton.

Singleton                 Margaret             12-21-1949 to 20 Mar 1984

Margaret was a member of the Z Club her Sophomore and Junior years and was on the Class of 1965 Senior Committee.

James Spalding

Jim was a member of the DCT program his Senior year.

Wally Stovall

Wally's Birth name was Wallace O. Stoval III and he was born on February 3, 1947 in Tampa, Florida.

Wally was a member of the Junior Lions Club his Sophomore year.

Wally Stovall was 53, native and lifelong resident of Tampa passed away on April 28, 2000 in Tampa, Florida.  Graveside funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 3, 2000 at 11:00 AM in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.  Those attending the services were requested to meet directly at the cemetary.  Left to cherish his memory are his father, W.O. Stovall, Jr., of Tarpon Springs, Florida; his brother, Larry Stovall and wife Jackie of Bradenton, Florida; his sisters, Marlene L. Stovall of Tampa and Sandra S. Mason of Atlanta, Georgia; and his niece, Nikki.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to LifePath Hospice.

He is interred at Garden of Memories.

George Washington Waddell Jr.

George was on the Varsity football team his Sophomore year, the Varsity Basketball team and the a member of the Letterman's Club all three years at Robinson.  He participated in Tin Pan Alley his Sophomore year, was a member of the Key Club his Junior and Senior years at Robinson and the FCA his Senior year at Robinson.

John Rudolph Walling Jr.

John was on the Swimming Team and a member of the Optimists Club all three years at Robinson.  He was also a member of the Letterman's Club his Junior and Senior years at Robinson.

March 21, 1947 - December 1984

Gregory Bruce Watkins

Greg was a member of the Pep Band and the Science Club his Sophomore year and the Varsity Band his Junior year at Robinson

Brenda Iona Wonn

Brenda W. Whipp

ST. MARY'S, Ga. - Brenda Wonn Whipp, 53, of 296 Liberty Tree Road, and formerly of Williamsport, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at Camden Medical Center in Kingsland, Ga.

Born Sept. 28, 1946, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Maurice and Lorene Henson Wonn.

She was employed as a veterinarian surgical technician.

She served in the U.S. Air Force.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Tampa, Fla.

She was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Whipp Jr.; a daughter, Teresa A. Brunetti of Macon, Ga.; and a granddaughter, Kristi Lynn Brunetti of Macon.

Services will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St. in Williamsport. The Rev. Alfred E. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open after 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Washington County S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 367, Maugansville, MD 21767.

Brenda was a member of the Chorus and the Science Club her Sophomore and Junior year at Robinson, serving as Sargeant at Arms for the Science Club her Junior year.  She was also a member of the Lionettes her Junior year.

Donald Robert Zeller
Tom Morris

Thomas O.V. Morris passed away on July 20, 2010, at the age of 63.  He was born in Nashville, Tennessee.

While at Robinson, Tom was a member of Student Council and acted in Tin Can Alley his somphmore year and the tennis team his somphmore and junior years.  He was a member of the Interact Club all three years at Robinson and served as President of that club his senior year.  He was on the Junior Committee and a member of the Letterman's Club his Junior and Senior years, the History Club his Junior year and F.C.A. his Senior year.

Tom served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971 and received an asssociates degree from Hillsborough Community College in 1972.  He was a financial planner for 36 years, an "Order of the Arrow: Eagle Boy Scout, a Key Leader for 50 years at Bayshore Baptist Church and was a lifetime choir member.  He was a board member for Hillsborough House of Hope, member of the Florida Baptist Financial services Board and supported many other charities and organizations in the Tampa area.

Gary Mench
Madeline Heinrich Franks

Madeline belonged to the Lionettes service club her three years at Robinson (Sophmore, Junior and Senior years) and was Treasurer during her Junior and Senior years.  She represented her class on the Sophmore and Junior Committees and was a member of the Student Council her Junior year.

Madeline and her husband Ed attended every Class reunion and Knight Gathering.

Linda Plude Hartmen

HARTMAN, Linda Plude, 64, of Tampa, passed away in the care of South Tampa Health & Rehab and LifePath Hospice, December 16, 2011. She was the only child of the late Henry and Lola Plude. She leaves behind an aunt, an uncle and cousins in Connecticut; as well as close friends, Jean Ayala, Jo Ann Smith and Sue Jacobson; and her church family, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 21 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave., with a service at noon. Interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., beside her beloved husband, Roger.

Linda was a member of the French Club and the Pep Club her Somphmore year and the Para-Med Club her Junior and Senior year at Robinson High School.

Joan 'Joni' Sieffert Losell

Joni Losell on FB. She graduated in 1965.  Joni died on Tuesday (February 12, 2013) in the hospital. Diabetes, which caused heart arrest, stokes and organ failures took her life.

There will probability not be an obit.  Joan's older son is taking care of the arrangements and he is overwhelmed at this point.

Joan was married twice, and had two sons, Michael Gonzalez and Ricky Gonzalez.

She had two grandchildren who she adored and regularly cared for.

Joni had fond memories of RHS and the friends she made there.

In Loving Memory Aunt Joni.... Your Memories Live On Forever In Our Hearts ♥
Just found out my Aunt passed away on Tuesday Feb 12th.
I'm still in shock as I just spoke with her last week. Sometime life just doesn't make any since. You never know when it's your time to go. Cherish every moment and live life to the fullest each and everyday, don't ever walk away angry, make sure you tell the ones you love each day because the truth is you just never know.

Joan was a member of the Varsity Band all three years at Robison, a J.V. Majorette her Somphmore and Junior years and a member of the Senior COmmittee her Senior year at Robinson High School.
Bill 'Sparky' Watkins

WATKINS, William Sparkman, Jr., 64, of Tampa, born on September 10, 1947, passed away on Aug. 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Virginia and his son Jason McDonald. He is survived by his daughter Amy Watkins Price, a brother Mark Watkins, sister Cherryl Griffin (Charlie), grandchildren Mackenzie and Davis Price, and nephews Abraham and Adam Wilkes and their families, and his beloved cat Vegas. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Tues. Aug. 21st at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue.

Sparky was a member of the Junior Lions Club his Junior year and was in D.C.T. his Senior year at Robinson High School.

Mike Hurst
Memorial Service for another fallen RHS Knight, Mike Hurst. It is tomorrow, Nov. 30, 2013 @ 1:00 @TDY Sports bar and Grill on the corner of Bayshore and Interbay.  Mike passed away at home from heart related issues.   RIP Mike, You are missed and Loved.

·November 30 at 12:09am

Sherry Kingery Austin

Sherry Kingery Austin passed away May 15, 2011 in Hernando, Florida. posted by Dottie Hernandez

Birth:  Dec. 3, 1947, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Death:  May 15, 2011, Hernando, Citrus County, Florida, USA

Sherrilee Austin touched the lives of many people in many places. She was born Sherrilee Kingery on December 3, 1947, in South Bend, Indiana, before moving to Tampa, Florida, where she spent her youth and graduated from Robinson High School. While working at a local radio station, she met Jack Phipps whom she married in 1971. After several moves with the Navy, they settled down in San Diego where they had their son, Richard. They divorced in 1978, but she continued to be a loving and supportive mother for her son. In 1998, she moved to Citrus County, Florida, to take care of her ailing mother and stayed to be near her younger brother, niece and new-found friends. She would later fight her own battle with cancer. She passed away on May 15, 2011, in Hernando, FL.

Sherri always strove for knowledge and understanding and looked for ways to improve the world. After working in San Diego as a medical assistant at Scripps Medical Center, she attended the National University Law School and subsequently passed the California Bar. She put her legal knowledge to use, aiding friends where she could. While in Florida, she volunteered for Hospice, Save Our Waters and the American Cancer Society . She would later work as the administrator at Art Center of Citrus County, where she was loved for her kindness and willingness to help others.

She is survived by her son, Richard Phipps; brother, Steve Kingery; niece, Amy Kingery; and a wonderful group of dedicated and loving friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Aloma Wershing and Hubert "Bud" Kingery.

There will be a celebration of her life at a future time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society . She will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to know her!
Published in Citrus County Chronicle from May 27 to May 31, 2011 
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Record added: May 27, 2011
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Sherry was a member of the Lionettes her Somphmore year and the Fine Arts Club her Junior and Senior years at Robinson High School.

Richard Godek

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.  2008

Gordon Greene

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.

Harris Ray Hubbard

Ray Hubbard, 65, of Fitzgerald, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at his residence.
Services are incomplete at this time.

Mr. Hubbard was born November 23, 1947, in Atlanta, Georgia to Judy Hubbard McDonald and the late Harris Ray Hubbard, Jr. He was a graduate of Robinson High School in Tampa, Florida. He was a former tire salesman for the automotive industry. Mr. Hubbard was a former resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee and lived in the community for the past nine years. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his mother: Judy McDonald of Fitzgerald; brother: Mark (Marenda) Hubbard of Cartersville; three sisters: Constance (Byron) Kokoski of LaGrange, Ohio, Patricia Green of Huntsville, Alabama and Judy (Don) Everts of Chattanooga, Tennessee; step-sisters: Virginia (James) Nall of Lilburn, Ann (Monroe) Deese and Marilyn (Steve) Gibbons, all of Fitzgerald and step-brother: Paul A. “Buddy” (Charlotte) McDonald, Jr. of Cub Run, Kentucky. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather: Paul A. McDonald.

The family request that flowers be omitted and memorials be given to Blue Gray Community Hospice, P O Box 1447, Fitzgerald, Georgia 3150.

Susan Chiquita King McGuirk

McGUIRK, Susan C. 63, of Pinellas Park, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. She was born in Langdale, AL, the family moved to Tampa in 1954. She was a Legal Secretary for several local attorneys and attended Cornerstone Community Church. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, John W.; 1 son, Matthew T. and wife Huong of St. Petersburg; 1 daughter, Amanda E. McGuirk of Dunedin; 2 brothers, William and wife Belinda King of Chicago, Kenneth and wife Martha King of Memphis; 1 sister, Katina King of Wesley Chapel; a granddaughter, Madison McGuirk; a niece; several nephews and friends. A memorial service will be 1 pm Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home 4100-16th St. No. The family requests memorials to the American Diabetes Association Memorial and Honor Program P.O. Box 2680 North Canton, OH 44720. Online memorial and guest book at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-528-2880 - See more at:

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.  2010

William W. Lyons Jr

MSgt William W. "Buddy" Lyons Jr. USMC (ret), 62, Warner Robins, GA


William W. "Buddy" Lyons Jr., 62, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11A.M. Friday, October 3, 2008 in the chapel of Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow with full military honors in Parkway Memorial Gardens. The Reverend Sydney Odom and Mr. Tommy Donaldson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 2, 2008 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. -Mr. Lyons was born on August 13, 1946 in the Panama Canal Zone. He was the son of the late William Warren and Lillian E. (Wade) Lyons Sr. He was a retired MSGT serving with the United States Marine Corps, a Vietnam veteran, a surveyor and draftsman with Donaldson Garrett & Associates Inc., an avid fisherman and member of Central Baptist Church. -Survivors include his wife, Wanna S. Lyons; children, William (Casey) Lyons, Rachel Lyons and Andrew (Amanda) Lyons, all of Warner Robins; two grandchildren, Amerie Lyons and Andrew Lyons; mother-in-law, Sharon E. Bryant of Warner Robins; sister, Twila Nyland of Burke, VA; brother, Mark A. Lyons of Woodbridge, VA; nephews, Tony Winchell, Ryan Orr and William A. Lyons of Virginia and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a nephew, Mark J. Lyons and two brothers, Homer A. Wade and John A. Lyons. -The family requests that donations be made to Hospice Care Options, 1125 Walnut Street, Macon, Georgia 31201 or Heart of Georgia Hospice, 103 Westridge Drive, Warner Robins, Georgia 31088. -Heritage Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. William Lyons, Jr.

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.  2008

Susan Ellen Parker

Susie was in the French Club all three years at Robinson and the Kiwanettes her Senior year.

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.  2009

Rodney Erwin Petzold

Rodney was on Student Council his somphmore and Junior years at Robinson HIgh School.

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.  1994

Diane Roederer Severino

SEVERINO, Diane Roederer "Dee," 63, of Tampa, passed away peacefully November 20, 2010, at home surround-ed by family and friends. Dee was born July 24, 1947, and having fought a long, hard fight with cancer, passed onto a better place. Dee leaves behind her mother, Roberta Jean Reilly; sister, Mrs. Jan T. King; husband of over 45 years, Joseph A. Serevino (retired Tampa Police Officer) all from Tampa; son, Joseph "Michael" Severino, his wife, Brenda, and two beautiful granddaughters, Olivia Danielle and Hannah Paige Severino of Spanaway, Wash.; and son, Christopher Todd Severino and his wife, Kelli Lott Severino of Tampa. Dee worked for over 30 years with the Caspers Co. in Tampa, where she acquired her second family. A celebration for Dee will be conducted from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2010, at Caspers Co., 4908 W. Nassau St., Tampa. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637, in Dee' s memory. A special thank you for special care goes to Dr. Rand Altamose and his entire staff, and thanks to the Ruby team of LifePath Hospice and the entire team of nurses that provided continuous care for Dee. - See more at:

Diane was in the Choir her Junior and Senior years at Robinson

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.  2010

John Robert Sutton

 John was born on September 13, 1947 and passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011.


John was a resident of Tampa, Florida.

John was in the Science Club his Somphmore year and the French Club his Somphmore and Junior years at Robinson High School

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.  2011


Brenda Vardo Semple


SEMPLE, Brenda J. 64 of Tampa passed away on Oct. 8, 2012. She was a benefit coordinator for Celotex for over 37 years & worked for Rooms To Go for 6 years here in Tampa. She was a member of the Tampa Bay Beach Boppers dance group. She is survived by her children: Kevin Semple and Wendy Wills; grandchildren: Orian, Cameron & Avery; mother: Beverly Vardo; siblings: Jeff Vardo, Janice Trombley and Lori Maffett and numerous extended family members and friends. There will be a Celebration of Life, Friday Oct. 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Brewer & Sons Funeral Home South Tampa Chapel 813-835-4991


Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 11, 2012


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Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.  2012


Gregory E. Wedor

 Born December 23, 1947 and Died January 12, 2005 at 57 years old.    Source U.S. Social Security Death Index

Greg was a member of the Latin CLub his Junior and Senior years at Robinson High School.

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.  2005


Rex Edward Whitaker

Rex was on the J.V. Football team his Junior year at Robinson High School

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.  2011

Name: Rex Edward Whitaker
Last Residence: 33629 Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, USA
BORN:  3 Nov 1946
Last Benefit: 33629, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States of America
Died: 18 Aug 2011
State (Year) SSN issued:  South Carolina (1963)

Rita Lynne Whitaker

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.

Vernon Frederick Winters

Vernon Fredrick "Captain Fred" Winters

September 03, 1946 - December 06, 2011

Vernon Fredrick "Captain Fred" Winters

Vernon Fredrick Winters, "Captain Fred", of Port Charlotte, FL, went to be with the Lord on December 6th 2011.
He was born September 3rd 1946, in Akron, OH to Vernon and Harriet Winters. Fred lived all over the world as his father spent a lifetime serving in the Army.

Fred served 27 years in the Army Special Forces. He was a decorated veteran with such honors as the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Four Bronze Stars; one with Valor, and two Purple Hearts. He also received an additional twenty medals, four ribbons, five awards, six badges, three citations, and a Special Forces Tab. He also held a Master's Degree in Marketing. Fred spent his last years as a local fishing guide and professional angler in the IFA, FLW, and ESPN Redfish Cup.
 He is survived by his wife, Diane Winters; step-children, Shan Tilly; Sarah and Josh Covington; Sam Tilly; Daughters, Jenn Winters; Shine Cardoza; Grandchildren, Ian; Ethan; Kiera; Macy; Brothers, Dick Winters; Terry Winters; Nephews, Gary Winters; Jason Winters; Nieces, Julie Krebs; Denise Motesheard.

 He is preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Harriet Winters and step-son Zachary Tilly.

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be held on Thursday December 15th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Lemon Bay Funeral Home Englewood Chapel, 2 Buchans Landing Englewood, FL 34223. A Military Funeral with Honors will follow, beginning promptly at 1:30 p.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72 in Sarasota, FL 34241.

Fred was on the Robinson Swimming Team his Somphmore, Junior and Senior years making All-City his Junior year.  He was a member of the Jr. Optimist his Somphmore, Junior and Senior years and the Letterman's Club his Junior and Senior years at Robinson.

Our research indicates this classmate is deceased.  2011

David Krusing


Krusing, David L. Nov. 1, 1947 - Aug. 4, 2010

Dr. David L. Krusing, 62, of Sarasota, died Aug. 4, 2010.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Selby Gardens.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Deborah; daughters Julianna and Harmoni, both of Sarasota; sons David of Sarasota and Stirling of Brooklyn, N.Y.; father, Dr. Leon of Tampa; and sisters Judi Anderson and Kathy Kunde, both of Tampa.
Dr. Krusing was a Navy veteran and a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He practiced holistic health care in Sarasota for 28 years. All that knew and loved him mourn the loss of a man with a love of life and a dedication to healing.


Published in Herald Tribune from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16, 2010


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David was a member of the J.V. Band, Swimming team his Junior and Senior years, Jr, Optimist his Junhior and Senior years, Key Club his Senior year and the Letterman's Club his Senior year at Robinson High School.

Passed in 2010


Roy E. Gerould

Roy E. Gerould, 62, of Lumberton, New Jersey, formerly of Tampa, went home to Heaven to be with his dad, Eugene “Jerry”, on March 28, 2009, after battling cancer. He graduated Robinson High School in 1965 and attended University of South Florida before joining the US Army. He was a Vietnam veteran and served in four tours with 101st Air Cavalry Division. Roy received numerous medals including the Bronze Star. He was a land surveyor in Tampa and relocated to New Jersey. He formed his own company called Roy E. Gerould, Professional Land Surveyor. His company was involved in many major projects including Philadelphia International Airport, The Philadelphia Phillies Stadium, Black Rock Fish Passage, and the Pavilion Tower at Cooper University Hospital. Roy is survived by his mother, Ida Gerould; sisters, Alma Spradley, Wanda Fain and Sandra Romero; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services with full military honors took place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

Sandee McCall Asplin

Sandee McCall Asplin, Robinson High School Class of 1965...Knights Forever


In loving memory of Sandee Asplin, a remembrance of life is being held at Fort de Soto Park on Sunday, March 1st at 2pm. The address is 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, Fl 33715 in Shelter 15 located on the East Beach.


Susan Sharee Houx
Bill Podolsky

 William J. Podolsky, Jr.

December 5, 1947, Morehead City, NC

September 19, 2015, Tampa, FL 


Our loving husband, father, and best friend, Bill, passed away at 5:50 am on Saturday, September 19, 2015, after a long and heroic battle with Multiple System Atrophy.  His wife and best friend, Jeannine Wells Podolsky and only son, William J. Podolsky, III, were by his side as he passed from this life into the arms of His Savior, Jesus.


Bill was born in Morehead City, North Carolina, and he moved to Tampa when he was 9.  He was a varsity football letterman for Robinson High School (class of 1965), graduated from Florida Bible College (class of 1970), and studied at Grace Theological Seminary. He proudly served God and his Country in the United States Army, worked in real estate for many years, and regularly volunteered with local churches, YoungLife, the South Tampa Interbay YMCA, and as a little league umpire.


His loving legacy includes his wife and soulmate of 44 years, Jeannine; his daughter Megan, her husband Michael; his son Josh, Josh’s wife Katie; and his five grandchildren that he had the pleasure to know and love and that he considered the five most precious tiny miracles in his life, Joseph, Giuliana, Thomas, Gunnar and Georgia.


A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Hyde Park Ave., Tampa, FL 33606.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to the place that Bill loved to frequent most, the South Tampa Interbay YMCA, where he spent countless hours volunteering his free time, leading Bible studies, praying, participating in his favorite daily water aerobics class with Ms. Jeannette, telling jokes, talking about his children's successes, and most importantly, caring for others.


Amy Maynard Hardy

To all Robinson high school alum a Knight has fallen Amy Maynard Hardy passed this morning - March 3, 2016 at 3:30 am in Ruskin, Fl.
 She was a great person and will be missed. Please pray for her.

Jackie Loria Gillenwater

I was hoping to one day have a post (my first possible since I created this account if ever) that was somewhat bittersweet. I wanted to say that after my Father's death, Mom has been battling cancer and that now she has survived the odds and beaten it. But alas, I can not.

Charles Frederick Gillenwater passed away from injuries received from a car accident having immediately followed his brother, Newel Gillenwater, on January 2, 2014 is now followed by his beloved, loving, caring, wonderful wife of 45 years and mother forever. Jacqueline Diane Loria Gillenwater passed away from complications from chemotherapy on May 28, 2016.

 I know they have been reacquainted to begin the love anew for eternity.
 You will always be missed.
 With Love,
 Your Son. (David Gillenwater)
 Goodbye, Mom and Dad.

Lynn Jensen Knight

A Memorial Service for Lynne E. Jensen-Knight, age 65 of Cedaredge, CO and summer residence of Black Lake, NY will be held 2:00pm August 4, 2012 at Big Island on Black Lake, NY with Richard Young officiating. Boats arranged for transportation to the service will be leaving 42 Knowlton Farm Road at 1:30. Lynne passed away July 7, 2012 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, and is the daughter of Betty (Young) Jensen of Brier Hill.

Surviving is her husband John; four children Mark Knight & his wife Rose of Milwaukee, WI, John Michael Knight of Tucson, AZ, William Knight & his wife Ginny of Tucson, AZ; Susan Knight Woodworth & her husband JC of Kendal, WI; two brothers Steven Jensen of Brier Hill, John Jensen of Birmingham, AL; ten grandchildren; an Aunt Jenny Young of Hammond, an Uncle Clearn Jensen & his wife Lou of Salt Lake City, UT along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Lynne was born on July 26, 1946 in California, and was the daughter of Deloss & Betty (Young) Jensen of Brier Hill. She obtained her education from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree and later attended SUNY Potsdam and obtained her masters degree in reading. She married John W. Knight on September 3, 1992, and was employed as an elementary teacher from the early 70's until 2004 when she retired due to ill health.

A Wake in honor of Lynne will be held in Cedaredge, CO at a later date. Services will also be in Redmond, UT with the Jensen family in the Fall.

Lynne enjoyed traveling, spending time outdoors and cooking. Memorial donation can be made in her name to the  American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Condolences may be shared online at

Jeffrey Odman Trotta

Jeffery TROTTA Obituary

TROTTA, Jeffery

69, passed January 7, 2017. He is loved and will be missed.  He loved his dog 'Boo'.

After graduation from Robinson High School, Jeff served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He was an active member of Hugh Strickland American Legion Post #138.

Cremations of Greater Tampa Bay

Carol Casey Miller

It's with much sorrow that I post...Carol Miller passed away on April 18, 2017 at Mease Countryside Hospital due to breathing complications. Our family is sad she is gone but grateful she is no longer suffering.

We love you Carol.

Fallen Knight 1965

Mel Dryer

DRYER, Melvin Douglas

71, passed away March 30, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janis Rigdon Dryer; children Devin Steele (Rhonda), Lisa DelFavero (Hank), Heather Badger (Lee), Ashley Dryer, and Kallie Mendez (Pedro); as well as seven grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren; and other family and friends. A visitation will take place Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 5-9 pm at Gonzalez Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 8:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to LifePath Hospice.

Mel Dryer is from the graduating class of 1965 and was the lead singer of the band "The Tropics".


Michael Cardin

Mike Cardin, Class of 1965 RHS, Passed away at home recently. Celebration of Life for Mike Cardin will be held at Pin-A-rama Bowling Lane on South Dale Mabry on Monday, August 13,2018 at 10AM.

Mike started bowling with his father in leagues on Monday and Thursday morning many years ago. They bowled for years together and enjoyed getting to know many, many people at the lanes. After his Father's death, Mike continued in the same leagues.


Join us as we share memories of Mike Cardin.


Steven A. Foster

FOSTER, Stephen Alfred

"Steve" 70, of Hudson, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on July 23, 2018, surrounded by his children. Steve was a Tampa native who graduated from Robinson High School, class of 1965. After apprenticing with the Tampa Tribune, he took a job with the Detroit Free Press, retiring after 39 years of service. He enjoyed splitting time between his Michigan home and Florida home, prior to making Florida his permanent residence, being closer to his family. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred A. and Elizabeth S. Foster of Tampa, and his brother, John R. Foster of Tampa. He is survived by his brother, Frank A. Foster (Tampa) and his family; Karen Poppelreiter-Foster and her family; his children, Dave (Lisa) of Spring Hill, Kim (Brad) of Tampa, and Kurt (Cynthia) of Lilburn, GA; his nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Steve requested there be no official services, instead saying 'Let a happy memory serve your heart.' If you would like to honor his life, please make a donation to Hospice or a .
Published in the Tampa Bay Times from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2018


Martin Louis Gutkin

Martin 'Marty' Louis Gutkin (1965) passed away this weekend - 28 Oct 2018. No obituary has been found. Graveside services are to beheld at Crest Lawn Memorial in Atlanta, GA on Monday, 5 November 2018 at 1:30p.

Richard W. Pittman

Yesterday was Memorial Day. 2019
Yesterday we lost our Veteran. It is so fitting that my dad left us on Memorial Day as he bled Red, White and Blue.
Yesterday our Jordan came for her poppy.
Yesterday our lives were once again changed forever.
Yesterday my very first hero left us.
Yesterday my mom lost the love of her life and the man she has barely spent a day without for 46 years.
Yesterday my dad made his way to the place where he is no longer in pain and can now look over all of us and be with my baby girl (I am sure those two will be causing trouble).
We knew this day was coming with my dad. He has been fighting lung cancer for 18 months. We had been holding out hope that he would be here for his newest granddaughter’s birth. That was not in the cards. I believe my dad really lost his will to live when we lost Jordan. He wanted to go and be with her. Now they are together. ❤️
I am so incredibly sad and he will he missed tremendously. He was a rock in our lives and the guy who consistently made us laugh and cringe, with his inappropriate comments. I am the epitome of a daddy’s girl and I am so lucky to have been his daughter. I got an amazing dad and my kids got the best poppy.
We can swallow this loss a little easier as we know he was ready, he was so willing and wanted to be in heaven and with his brother Frank, with Jordan, and all his brothers he lost during Vietnam.
Our family is strong and we love each other so very much. We will get through this very difficult time and will be there for one another every step of the way as we grieve both Jordan and Richard Pittman and the loss of two VERY special people.

Carolyn Smith Branch


Carolyn Smith, Robinson Knights of the class of 65, passed away May 21st, 2019


She is survived by a sister Toni Smith Taylor (Brent) daughters Judy and Rebecca


Branch, son Brian Branch, and 6 grandchildren.


A Celebration of Life


Service will be June 9th, 2019 at 2:00 pm, 129 N. Moon Ave,


Brandon Fl 33511.


Thomas Timothy 'Tommy' Doyne

It is with great sorrow that I announce the death of my wonderful friend Tommy Doyne at the request of his wife Bonnie.
Tommy passed away this morning, Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the James A Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
Tommy was a Veteran of the United States Army. A Final Salute was performed there at the VA hospital and Taps was played to honor Tommy for his service and sacrifice for our USA.
Tommy was a graduate of Robinson High School in Tampa in the class of 1965.
More information will be coming as plans for Tommy's final resting place are made.

Funeral Service Information.
DOYNE, Thomas Timothy passed away June 1, 2019. He was born in Miami, Florida and resided in Tampa. He graduated from Robinson High School in 1965. He served his country for three years in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and then had a career as a sub-contractor for GTE/Verizon. He also was a Mason for over 20years. He enjoyed fishing and golf. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Bonnie; two daughters; Vicki Doyne and Carrie Schipp; two grandchildren, Taylor and Cody; sister Karen Benedict, sister in law, Jeanne Mitchell and her children Bryan, Jonathan and Erin; brother in law, Tom Ciccariella and wife Linda; niece, Kimela Homan, and husband Brian and their children Eva and Lindsey, and many cousins. A Funeral Service will take place on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Loyless Funeral Home, 5310 Land O' Lakes Blvd, Land O' Lakes, FL at 10:30am. The family will receive friends one hour prior. An internment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery at 1:00PM in Bushnell, Florida with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Quilts of Valor c/o Sweet Darling Quilts in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Words of comfort may be expressed at:

Terry Monroe Cagle

December 17, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Tonight we lost a great man! A man that protected people for 30 years as a cop! A man who walked with integrity, a man who stood by his 4 kids and wife his whole life. A man who walked with the Lord. A man who taught me core values self respect how to defend myself! A man who taught me everything! Dad, I know you are up in heaven with mom, your brothers and family. No more pain, no more struggle. You showed us even in dying how strong you were! One tough customer. I love you and this hurts and it's a huge loss. We are devastated. Terry Monroe Cagle.

Ronald Mack Scarborough

Ronald Mack Scarborough died Dec. 21, 2019 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, surrounded by his entire family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
He was born June 30, 1947, in Hawkinsville, GA, to the late Oscar and Mary Alice Scarborough. The family moved from middle Georgia when Ron was a teen-ager and he was graduated from Robinson High School, Tampa, FL, in 1965. After service in the United States Navy and two tours of duty in Viet Nam, during which he was award several commendations, including a Purple Heart, he received a bachelor degree in English Literature from the University of Florida, Gainesville. His military service resulted in his disability. He is also predeceased by a sister, Vanessa Headrick of Tampa.
Ron was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Albany and a faithful volunteer at A Place 4 Hope. After he retired from a successful career in management, he worked at Albany Auto Auction, where he made many friends. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 30. An avid reader, he was well known at the Albany Public Library until his heath began declining.
He is survived by his soulmate and wife, Loyless Harris; a daughter, Elanor Scarborough (Gordon Hole), Sarasota, FL; a son, U.S. Army Capt. Aaron Scarborough (Abigail), Fort Mitchell, AL; a step-daughter, Miloy Summerell, Albany; two step-sons, Ward Summerell (Dena), Albany, and Mitch Summerell (Rebekah), Senoia; grandchildren and step-grandchidren, Jonas and Micah Hole, Sarasota, FL; Orion Scarborough, Fort Mitchell, AL, Bradley Summerell (Haley) and Hope Summerell, Albany; Keaton, Landon, Trenton and KK Summerell, Senoia, and Ariel Schwartz, Augusta and Leesburg, and two step-great-grandchildren, Lillian and Benjamin Summerell, Albany. He is also survived by a chosen grandson, A.J. Doss of Leesburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be sent to the Missions Committee or Christian Education Committee at First Presbyterian Church of Albany or to A Place 4 Hope at the Salvation Army in Albany.
Mathews Funeral Home, Albany, will be in charge of the arrangement.

Patricia Diane Corley

1-13-2020: My sister Patricia Diane Corley class of 1965 earned her angel wings today

David Rusinko

A Celebration of Life for David Rusinko will be hosted by Mary Maynard at American Legion Post 138, on Saturday, September 26, 2020, located at 5535 West Preston Street, Tampa, Florida 33616 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

David was a proud Marine and a member of American Legion Post 138.  He attended Ballast Point Elementary School, Monroe Junior High and is a member of the graduating class of T.R. Robinson High School 1965.

Please come and share your memories of David and celebrate his life with us Saturday.

It is with great sorrow that I pass on that my dear friend David Rusinko, Class of 1965, T.R. Robinson High School passed away this past Monday evening, August 24, 2020. David and I grew up together and we always joked that we were almost twins, but I was born first, the day before him. Mary Maynard, the true love of David's life will hold a celebration of life for David at American Legion Post 138, later this year. He loved to sit on the deck at the post, watch the water and smoke his cigar.

David was a Marine, a Vietnam Veteran and so very proud of his service to our county, the United States of America.

Chuck Sprietsma


Charles “Chuck” Francis Sprietsma passed away on Saturday evening December 12, 2020 in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Chuck was born on October 28, 1946 in New Rochelle, New York and was the first child and first son of Charles J Sprietsma and Dorothy Vale Sprietsma.

Chuck attended the University of Tampa on a full basketball scholarship and graduated as the outstanding honor graduate of 1968-1969. He was then commissioned in the United States Marine Corps and went on to serve 21 years as an A-4 Skyhawk pilot, including wartime service with 281 combat missions in Vietnam. He retired from military service in 1991 as a LtCol and began his second career with State Farm Insurance as an underwriter and business analyst.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Jean Way Sprietsma (married July 19, 1969, the day before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon), his son Charles Scott Sprietsma (married Paige Amsler Sprietsma), daughter Laurie Deborah Sprietsma (fiance Shawn Orloski), sister Deborah Norrid, brother Gavin Sprietsma, and his three grandchildren, Ryan, Scotty, and Greta.

Chuck was an avid pilot, ok golfer (his words), and runner (in his younger days). He loved a good romantic comedy, old movies, a beautiful sunset, baseball, and always had his “jokes ready.”

A visitation will be held at Copeland Funeral Service – One Copeland Drive on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, for family and close friends. The funeral service, with full military honors, will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Jean and the family appreciate all the outpouring of support and sympathy expressed by family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Prairie Aviation Museum, 2929 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704.

In Chuck’s words, “I had loving parents and family, terrific opportunities, and happiness. And with my wonderful wife Jean, I was able to enjoy the blessings of two great children. I have had a great life.”

Online Condolences

John Ohler - December 16, 2020 at 9:04 pm

My family wish to extend our sympathy to Jean and the family for their loss. We have lost a dear friend and a loved member of our aviation museum. The Lords blessings to everyone. Rest in peace Chuck as you aim your last flight and soaring higher and farther toward heaven and eternity.


Greg Kann - December 22, 2020 at 7:40 pm

Chuck and I went thru pilot training together bask at Big Spring TX (Webb AFB) class of 71-02. We will miss him.


Helen & Michael Cotner - December 23, 2020 at 2:57 pm

Dear Jean and family, we are so very sorry to learn of Chucks passing. He had a beautiful smile and yes, always a joke or two. I can’t imagine your sadness and pray for happy and healthy new year ahead for all of you. Your decision to relocate to Beaufort certainly was just the right one. Being close to family is our saving grace when living with such a difficult loss. Love and miss you my dear friend. You’ve been an amazing wife to Chuck, he is now at peace and resting in the arms of the Lord. Hugs, love you Jean.

Suzie Whatley Reeves

Posted on Facebook January 11, 2021 by Christine Reeves Baker regarding her mother and our classmate Suzie Whatley Reeves 

January 11, 2021 at 7:33 AM  · 

Yesterday my beautiful mommy went home to be with her Lord and Savior! We should have been preparing for her departure from us but instead we knew she was a fighter and in past times had always come back to us when faced with her body in physical crisis. She fought a very good fight, but unexpectedly on her husbands, our fathers, 75 birthday she gained her beautiful wings, left her tormented beaten body and flew home to walk the streets of gold. I love you, we love you and although we will miss all your humor and wit, your guidance and instruction and especially your take charge matter of fact attitude! Mom we are alright knowing you are free from all your pain and suffering and it won’t be too long before we are all together again celebrating with you and the rest of our heavenly family in Glory Land!!! Don’t worry about dad we  have him 🥰💗😘

Arrangements are being handled by Carr Funeral Home, Guntersville, AL. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Carr Funeral Home. A Memorial service will be conducted at Carr Funeral Home at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 17, 2021, with Tom Reeves officiating.

Suzi's daughter, Christine Reeves Baker, contacted me and told me that her Mom, our Suzie, was so full of life and these last few weeks have been so hard. It wasn’t mom at all! Let everyone know Suzie never lost her wit or humor, she was as vivacious and and fun loving as she was back when y’all remembered her! She hit life head on, smiling always and spreading sunshine and joy wherever and with whomever she met! She is a positive force and a pick me up to those that came in contact with her! Mom never met a stranger and everyone who knew her were always treated like family.

Obituary for Suzanne Elizabeth Reeves, Suzanne Elizabeth Reeves, age 73, of Guntersville, AL passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, at her residence. She was a native of Tampa, FL , and Baptist by faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, William M Whatley and Barbara B Whatley; her sister Charlotte B Baker; and her Uncle Richard A Atkins. She is survived by her husband Dennis H Reeves of Guntersville, AL, her three children, Christine Baker (Charles) of Guntersville, AL,
Dennis Reeves (Ann) of Guntersville, AL, and Daniel Reeves (Christy) of Guntersville, AL; her Aunt Judy Harding (Pudge) of PA,  Her Grandchildren:  Catherine Teal (Alvie), Dusty Baker (Julianna), Matthew Thomas Reeves, Samantha LeAnn Reeves, Emily Grace Reeves, Rusty Glines (wife), Drew Colin Campbell, Brigette Justice, great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Condolences may be sent by way of our website at
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Downtown mission of Guntersville or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

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Dick Wilton

Posted on Facebook 7/16/2021:

Dick was born in Rochester, NY to Louise E. Wedi & James A. Lewis on March 27, 1945. He attended Robinson HS c/o 1965 in Tampa. He married Sharon Roberts on July 23, 1964 at Manhattan Methodist Church in Tampa and was married for 26 years. He then married Cathy Sampurdanis on December 9, 1990 in Tampa and was married for 30 years. He worked as a construction superintendent for over 40 years in the Tampa Bay area. Dick was known to be a practical joker who loved spending time with his family, collecting coins, old cars, 50/60’s music/dancing, animals, and going to the casino. In his younger years he was part of a doo-wop band with his best friend Mel Dryer and later he ran a teen center and managed a high school 50/60’s band. Dick was always happy, loved helping others, took tremendous pride in every single project he managed and loved to be on the job site.Dick is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Cathy Wilton, his mother, Louise Wedi, his father, James Lewis, his grandmother, Edith Gelsky, his grandchild, Jordan Cardella and his best friend, Mel Dryer.Dick is survived by his five children, Karen Hutchinson (Dan), Rick Wilton Jr. (Laura), Kelli Rivera (Robert), Kim Wilton and Janie Wilton; his first spouse Sharon Wilton, his brother Donald Wilton (Cheryl); his grandchildren Amber Wilton, Briana Jordan (Bryan), Erica Wilton, Ryan Hutchinson and Kaitlyn Henry, and his great-grandchildren Easton and Brooklyn Jordan.Funeral services will be held 4:30pm EST on August 7, 2021 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home - Carrollwood with Greg Rusch of Grace Community United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be a private service for immediate family.The family of Richard Wilton wish to extend our sincere thanks to Idlewild Church and the amazing nurses and doctors at St. Joseph’s Hospital North.

Louise Beil Stevenson

Posted by Davida Stevenson , daughter of Louise Stevenson. "This past Thursday evening my mom went to heaven to be with the Lord. She will be sorely missed here on earth. Thank you to all of her friends and family who kept in touch with her throughout the years."

Family: Robert and Amanda Nelson, David Israel Stevenson, Esther Torbenson, Marilyn Neill Butler


RHS Class of 1965
Michele Jo DeVane (Mike)

Michele Jo DeVane (Mike), previously Michele Montgomery, passed away on April 4, 2022. She was born in Macon, GA on January 6, 1947 to E.J and Dee DeVane, she attended Robinson High School in Tampa, Florida, and went on to receive a degree in mathematics. She was an accomplished artist well known for her pencil drawings and hand-lettered signs. Throughout her life, she received many accolades for her artwork. She loved gardening, reading and was always up for a good debate. Michele cherished spending time with her beloved friends: Carol and Mike, Jay and Buff, Marilyn, Muriel, Rosa, and Suzie. Michele was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Lee Montgomery, and survived by her son, Eli Montgomery and his wife Michelle of Rocky Gap, VA; daughters, Ann Shimer of Mount Pleasant, SC; and Grace Montgomery of San Jose, CA; and grandchildren, Breana, Kira and Jacob. Michele will be missed by many; she touched many lives throughout the years. At a later point in time, a small memorial service will be held for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, please plant a flower or tree in her memory to make the world a little more beautiful.

Donald W. Pippin


U.S. Veteran  

Donald W. Pippin, 75, of Brunswick, Ga. died Sunday, April 17, 2022 under the care of Hospice of the Golden Isles.  The Tampa, Fla. native and resident served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He was a member, deacon and choir member of the New Life Sanctuary in Brunswick and loved to sing gospel songs for His Lord around the nation. Donald was a retired mortgage broker and underwriter for several banks.  Fishing and hunting in Southeast Georgia were favorite pastimes, especially with the Bay Bear and Gardi Hunting Clubs. His parents, Woodrow and Hattie Pippin preceded him in death.


Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Jeri G. Pippin of Brunswick; a daughter, Deana (Austin) Janowsky and a son, Donald “Dwayne” W. (Amanda) Pippin, II, both of Tampa, Fla.; 6 grandchildren, Katie, Coral, Ryan, Hope, Jonathan and Julia; a great granddaughter, Eliza.


A celebration of life service will be 11 AM Saturday, April 30, 2022 at New Life Sanctuary,940 Harry Driggers Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31525.


Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.

Mo Brunelle

Maurice (Mo) Arthur Brunelle. 

Mo was born April 18, 1947, in Lowell, MA. He passed away after a sudden illness on July 7, 2022, in Tampa, FL. He is preceded in death by his father Maurice and his mother Rita. He is survived by brother Richard Brunelle of Tampa, FL, son Andy Brunelle of Murfreesboro, TN, son Scott Brunelle of Sydney, AU, and daughter Kate Sorensen of Germantown, TN. He is also survived by beloved grandsons Andre, Kurt, Cooper, and Thor.

He graduated from Robinson High School in 1965 and attended Lipscomb University on a track scholarship. He graduated with an Accounting degree in 1969 and began his career as a History Teacher and Coach at Lipscomb Academy. He worked as an Accountant at Firestone before spending almost 25 years at Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation before retiring in 2004 as VP of Logistics and Product Quality. During his time at Nissan, he was on the Board of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County. Most recently he served several terms as President of the Pointe Alexis Homeowners’ Association in Tarpon Springs and as Community Association Manager for Condominium Associates in New Port Richey.

Mo loved his family dearly and the simple pleasures of life like spending time near the water, watching SEC football, playing board games with family and friends, and making homemade popcorn. He loved having lively discussions about politics and social issues due to his study of and interest in American History. He was a world traveler who visited Japan over twenty times and spent extensive time in Africa, Australia, and Europe. He had a knack for seeing the potential in places and spaces, and he had the work ethic and skill to make them their most beautiful. He also saw the best in people and was a skilled manager and mentor to hundreds throughout his career. However, he was most proud of his children and of living to see them reach their potential and have families of their own. He will be greatly missed by all of the family and friends who survive him. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Boys and Girls Club in his memory.

A celebration of life and visitation will be held at the Pointe Alexis Clubhouse, 1000 South Pointe Alexis Drive in Tarpon Springs, FL, 34689 on Tuesday July 12, 2022. Visitation will begin at 4:30PM and the Memorial Service will begin at 5:00 PM with a reception immediately following.

Doris Ann Seaton Morrison
My special girl, love of my life and life partner of 40+ years died on 6/09/23. She has been battling chronic pain and a host of physical problems for years, which has caused her to withdraw to our home. She never gave up hope, her love for her children and family and her belief in us. She maintained her loyalty for Donald Trump, conservative values and American traditions- much to the dismay of anyone who might challenge her on any of those issues.


I already feel her absence in my world-having that special someone who always had my back, who I could count on to see the best in me regardless of circumstances or others’ opinions.


She never stopped loving, was always ready for a good laugh.


I wish I could have done something to save her. I pray that she has found peace with God, Jesus after all these years of suffering. She used to ask when her pain was the greatest,”what am I being punished for?”


DA loved to sing, she loved reading and keeping books around her as her good friends. She loved the color red and elephants. She loved our dogs and watching birds. She loved the mountains. She was sensuous and a great love-maker. She loved her children, missed Lauree and her mother. She forever missed her father. She was abused as a child and could not let go of that experience. She was always proud of her “double first cousins”. She researched and sought out a relationship with her half-brother, Gary and his family. She was a proud member of the Toast of Tampa women’s choir and performed with them until her health problems forced her to resign.


I was lucky to be part of her life. I couldn’t believe she chose me to be her partner.


Written by DA’s(how she preferred to be called)



P.S. For those of you not already aware, Doris Ann passed away on 6/9/23. She had been released from the hospital/rehab on 6/6/23. She had multiple physical problems which have reoccurred but could not be resolved. Please contact her husband for more information. No definite plans for a memorial service have been finalized yet.
This notice was written by her husband, Steve
Mildred Moose Tardugno

Mildred Elizabeth Tardugno Obituary

We are sad to announce that on October 21, 2023 we had to say goodbye to Mildred Elizabeth Tardugno (Tampa, Florida). Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Mildred Elizabeth Tardugno to show support.


She was predeceased by : her husband Michael J. Tardugno; and her parents, Annie Laura Moose and George I Moose. She is survived by : her sister Laura Trent; her nieces, Tara Trent and Dawn Trent; her nephew Tommy Trent (Shelby); her great-niece Kayla Charette (Lani Trent); her great-nephew Michael Charette Jr. (Laura); and also, James Charette and Jackson Charette. She is also survived by cousins, brother in laws and sisters in laws.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 4th 2023 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Brewer & Sons Funeral Home Tampa Chapel (3328 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629). A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 4th 2023 at 3:00 PM at the Memories Cemetery (4207 E Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33610).

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