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Date of Issue: December 21, 2006

Obituaries

Damian A. Costanzo

Damian A. Costanzo, 48, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 27.

Born in Englewood, N.J., Mr. Costanzo moved to Holmes Beach from Belmar, N.J., six years ago. He was a bartender. He loved the ocean, the beach and boating, and was a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship course.

Funeral Mass was Dec. 5 at St. Thomas More R.C. Church, Fairfield, N.J. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Action Spouse Abuse, P.O. Box 414, St. Petersburg FL 33731. Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Fairfield, was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by son Andrew; sisters Susanne Girouard and her husband James, and Lisa Venezia and her husband Kevin; mother Sylvia; nieces Kristah and Clarrah Venezia; nephews Tyler James Girouard and Jarrett Venezia; and his canine companion Annie, a Jack Russell terrier.

 

Ruth G. Crayton

Ruth G. Crayton, 82, of Bradenton, died Dec. 7.

Born in Princeton, N.C., Mrs. Crayton was a homemaker. She was a member of Harvey Memorial Community Church, Bradenton Beach.

Funeral services were Dec. 15 in Pennsylvania. Kegel Funeral Home, Finleyville, Pa., was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by husband Charles "Scotty"; son Mark Hannah of Kansas City, Mo.; daughter Gayle Raby of Lawton, Ok.; stepsons Scotty and his wife Janet of Cranberry, Pa., and Jack of Lawrence, Pa.; stepdaughter Judy Martes and her husband Tom of Coraopolis, Pa.; sister Myrtle Lawson of Newport News, Va.; daughter-in-law Marian of Finleyville; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Phyllis W. Lesko

Phyllis W. Lesko, 70, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 9.

Memorial services were Dec. 16 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Kicliter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by son John E. II; daughters Nancy Guerrieri and Lisa Cortazzo; sister Laura Siegal; and seven grandchildren.

 

Armond 'Tony' Mione

Armond "Tony" Mione, 46, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 13.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Mione moved to Manatee County from Bedford Heights, Ohio, in 1989. He was an employee of the town of Longboat Key and owner of Gulf Coast Construction. He was president of the Coast Racing Team, and affiliated with Rosseter"s Racing Team. He was a member of ISDA-Mione Gulf Coast No. 274 and All Harley Drag Racing Association. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. In 2004, he was ranked ninth in the United States in racing Harley Davidson dragsters. He was active in teaching youth the finer points of the sport.

Memorial services were Dec. 17 at Manasota Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Tina Jajo, P.O. Box 743, Cortez FL 34215. Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com

He is survived by sister Tina Jajo and her husband Roger of Bradenton; brothers Richard and his wife Teri of Rumplik, Henrico, N.C., Joseph Rumplik and his wife Linda of South Euclid, Ohio, and Geno and Michael Rumplik of Fort Myers; 12 nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Margaret H. Golden Tritt

Margaret H. Golden Tritt, 92, of Anna Maria Island, died Dec. 11.

Born near Athens, Ohio, Mrs. Tritt was a graduate of Ohio University in 1936.

Memorial services will be held in January. Private interment will be at Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by children Kelly, Tom and Peter and their families, as well as sons Jim and his wife Susan of Jacksonville, and Greer and his wife Susan of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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