Brandon High School 1990
Fallen Eagles

The Dash Poem

I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of his friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of 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 what’s 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’s being read
with your life’s actions to rehash...
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent your dash?

by Linda Ellis

Tabitha Kay Argoe Lyons

Tabitha Kay Argoe Lyons October 25, 1972-August 24, 2011, of Riverview, Fl. After a courageous battle with cancer, Tabitha passed away in the company of her husband, family, and close friends. Tabitha was born in New Smyrna Beach, Fl and lived most of her life in Hillsborough County. She graduated from Brandon High School and worked as a bookkeeper for the Tampa Tribune for over 20 years.

Tabitha was one of three children born to Roger and Cathleen Argoe and was the beloved wife of John Lyons. Tabitha is survived by and will forever be remembered by her devoted sisters Suzette and Rogenia. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Daniel Todhunter, brother-in-law Frank Lembo and niece Giada Lembo, mother-in-law Lucy Lyons, sisters-in-law Catherine Holley and Anita Colvin, nephew Bryan, sister and brother-in-law Cynthia and Raul Sanchez, nephew Phillip, brother-in-law Joseph Lyons, and nephews Landis, Patrick, and Christopher Lyons (Samantha) along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her.

Tabitha loved listening to Christian music, singing along to Disney movies, laughing, being with her family, having fun with friends, and worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Tabitha touched the lives of many people with her kindness and humility. She maintained her gentle and upbeat nature to the end.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of her life on August 28, 2011 at 9 am at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview, Fl. Memorial service and burial to follow at 10 am.

Dang T. Biagini

BIAGINI, DANG was born 07 December 1972, received Social Security number 118-62-7696 (indicating New York) and, Death Master File says, died 05 September 1994.
A classmate reported: Dang Biagini is deceased. She died a couple of years after we graduated.

Keith W. Breyer

BREYER, KEITH W. was born 31 May 1972, received Social Security number in Florida and, Death Master File says, died 09 December 2009

Alphonso 'Al' M. Brown

No information found.

Larry M. Brown

BROWN, Larry Hiawatha Jr. 46, of Brandon, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his home. He is survived by his father, Larry H. Brown; mother, Joanne Brown; brother, Bobby Shawn; nephew, William Brown; grandmother, Florence Brown; and other loving family members. Services will be announced.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 29, 2019

Jason E. Carpenter

No information found.

From the Facebook page:  Class of 1990 alumni Jason E Carpenter, who passed away in 1992

Cheryl A. Costanzo

Name: Cheryl A. Costanzo
Last Residence: 32507 Pensacola, Escambia, Florida
Born: 29 Nov 1972
Died: 29 Dec 2006
State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1987)

Truc T. Dang

No information found.

Roberto A. Edwards

Alvaro Roberto Edwards
9 November , 1972 – 18 April , 2014
Alby also known to many as Rob, was a very kind, happy man. Alby loved to laugh and find the positive in many situations. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.
Funeral Mass Monday, 28 April , 2014
Graveside Monday, 28 April , 2014

From the Facebook page:
Saddened this morning to learn of another BHS Class of 90 classmate that we lost a few years ago.
Roberto “Albie” Edwards passed away in St. Petersburg in April 18, 2014 at age 41 (this Thursday would have been his 45th birthday).
Albie was in Drama, Forensics, and was an athletic trainer at BHS. After graduation, Albie joined the Army, and served in the Persian Gulf War. He was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield.
After leaving the Army, Albie lived for a while in Jacksonville before returning to the Tampa area. Many friends who knew him well said that he was famous for great hugs. He was active in the choir at Palm Lake Christian Church.
Albie was laid to rest in a military funeral at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.
This makes 14 classmates that I am officially aware that we have lost. Please take a moment today to think of Albie.

Brian Hulett

Brian S. Hulett
1972 - 2017

Brian S. Hulett, 44, of Treasure Island, formerly of Brandon, passed away January 14, 2017.

Brian is survived by his loving family; parents, John and Sandra Hulett; sister, Kelly Hulett; daughter, Elizabeth Hulett; wife, Heather Hulett; and other loving family and friends.

A gathering will be held at 1 PM Saturday, January 21 at the David C. Gross Funeral Home, 6366 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, with a memorial service beginning at 2 PM. Light refreshments will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory would be appreciated to the National MPS Society (Hurler’s) (

David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel in St. Petersburg is serving the family.

Erik V. Jones

JONES, Erik V., 34, passed tragically Mach 1, 2007. He was a beloved son, father and brother. He served in the private banking division of Bank of America for many years. Erik was a graduate of Brandon High School in Brandon. Fla., class of 1990, where he played varsity football. He is survived by his mother, Luisa; brothers, Robert and William; his children, Alex, Connor, and Lindsey; and numerous friends in Midlothian. Va., Mesquite, Texas, and Brandon, Fla. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Bliley' s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions for his children' s support may be made to Luisa Jones, 5801 Laurel Trail, Midlothian, VA 23112, to be divided evenly among his three children.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 5, 2007

Brenda Lemmons

Name: Brenda D. Lemmons
Born: 11 Jan 1972
Died: 17 Apr 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1982)

John C. Slaton

Name: John C. Slaton
Last Residence:33637 Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, USA
Born:20 Jul 1970
Died:23 Jun 2007
State (Year) SSN issued:Florida (1980)

From the Facebook page August 23, 2017:
Today I discovered another BHS class of 90 classmate who is no longer with us.
John Slaton passed away in hospice care in Temple Terrace, Florida on June 23rd, 2007. He had worked at US Foods and left behind a wife (Lee Ann) and three sons.
Thoughts and prayers from the BHS Class of 90 family to the Slaton family.

Steven B. Smith

No information found.

Melissa A. Williams

Name: Melissa A. Williams
Last Residence:69341 Gering, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, USA
Born:15 Nov 1971
Died:29 Sep 2000
State (Year) SSN issued:California 1973

Randy Short

2019: Several weeks ago, I was reaching out to people to confirm addresses for the upcoming BHS 30th reunion, and when I messaged Randy Slavens (Short), she messaged me back and told me that she was in the care of hospice with terminal breast cancer. My heart sank. She was one of the nicest people I had ever known at BHS.
Randy passed away on September 20th, just seventeen days after her 47th birthday.
She leaves behind two daughters and her husband (and high school sweetheart), Dale Slavens.
I am planning on heading up an event in memory of Randy - “Relays for Randy”, where we can each individually and as a class, raise money for her family. More details to come soon, please DM me if you’d like to help with the planning.

LaTasha S. Thornton

Name:Latasha S. Thornton
Birth Date:27 Oct 1972
Death Date:16 Oct 2001
Cemetery:Rest Haven Memorial Park
Burial or Cremation Place:Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States of America
Has Bio?:N

Anthony Dwayne Wilson

Name:Anthony Dwayne Wilson
Birth Date:15 Oct 1971
Death Date:1 Aug 2002
Cemetery:Washington Park Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Orlando, Orange County, Florida, United States of America
Has Bio?:Y

John A.F. Salgado

Name:John A. F. Salgado
Date of Birth: September 18, 1972
Residence Place:Valrico/Seffner
Death Date:5 May 2019
Obituary Date:17 May 2019
Obituary Place:St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America
Parents:John Salgado; Nancy Zahn Salgado

John A. F. Salgado, of Valrico/Seffner, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, went to the loving arms of our Lord and family who have gone before. A graduate of Brandon High School, the University of Tampa and a later degree in Pre-Pharmacy he is survived by his parents, John and Nancy Zahn Salgado, Valrico/Seffner; aunts and uncles, Martha Greenman and Kevin Sanders, Cristina and Larry O'Connor, Froilan and Susan Salgado and their families, Docobo and Ranon families, Tampa & Spain, Alfonso Fernandez family, St. Pete & Spain, Cuesta family, Lugo, Spain and Salgado's of Meira, Spain. He had enjoyed travel throughout western Europe and surfing in many beautiful locations. A gathering of family & friends is planned for June. Should you wish to make a donation in John's name please contact

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