The Dash Poem
I read of a man who stood to speakat the funeral of his friend.He referred to the dates on her tombstonefrom the beginning...to the end.He noted that first came the date of her birthand spoke of the following date with tears,but he said what mattered most of allwas the dash between those years.For that dash represents all the timethat she spent alive on earth…and now only those who loved herknow 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 loveand 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 rearrangedIf we could just slow down enoughto consider what’s true and real,and always try to understandthe way other people feel.And be less quick to anger,and show appreciation moreand love the people in our liveslike we’ve never loved before.If we treat each other with respect,and more often wear a smile…remembering that this special dashmight only last a little while.So, when your eulogy’s being readwith your life’s actions to rehash...would you be proud of the things they sayabout how you spent your dash?by Linda Ellis
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.
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.
BREYER, KEITH W. was born 31 May 1972, received Social Security number in Florida and, Death Master File says, died 09 December 2009
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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
No information found.From the Facebook page: Class of 1990 alumni Jason E Carpenter, who passed away in 1992
Name: Cheryl A. CostanzoLast Residence: 32507 Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Born: 29 Nov 1972Died: 29 Dec 2006State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1987)
Alvaro Roberto Edwards9 November , 1972 – 18 April , 2014Alby 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 , 2014From 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 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) (mpssociety.org).
David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel in St. Petersburg is serving the family.
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
Name: Brenda D. LemmonsBorn: 11 Jan 1972Died: 17 Apr 2003State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1982)
Name: John C. SlatonLast Residence:33637 Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, USA Born:20 Jul 1970Died:23 Jun 2007State (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.
OBITUARYName: Melissa A. WilliamsLast Residence:69341 Gering, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, USA Born:15 Nov 1971Died:29 Sep 2000State (Year) SSN issued:California 1973
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.