Stephen Palmeri, 36 of Spring Hill, FL. Passed away suddenly on Tues., July 10, 2018. He worked for many years in the insurance business. He was a loving and caring person who read his bible and had a devout love for our Savior Jesus Christ our Lord. He is survived by his parents, Louis M. Palmeri and Cheri D. Palmeri (Kneeppel); sister, Jean Cutting (Chris); brother, Louis Palmeri (Andrea); grandmother, Shirley Kneeppel. Also many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Stephen and Jean Palmeri. Flowers gratefully declined. Instead make donations to a suicide prevention center.

Viewing hours will from 12 Noon to 2 PM, following will be a funeral service at 2 PM on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
I wish I could give this family a hug and thank them for being so open and for asking for donations to a suicide prevention center.

A spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon a person had jumped from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

Someone saw the man and was able to get to them while he was still alive, the spokesman said. However, he did not survive.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said they responded to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Tuesday afternoon after a man jumped off the bridge.

Off-duty firefighter and EMT, Tim Magee, heard a splash and saw the man in the water.

"He just kept saying help me, help me," said Magee.

Magee didn't think twice. He was with six people in a boat when they rushed over to help the man.

"He said he jumped and from there, we had to get his name and age from the Coast Guard," said Magee.

Magee has worked as a firefighter for the city of Winter Haven for nearly 10 years.

"I was very surprised, he was still alive. Even at 30 feet, you are most likely going to die from that fall," said Magee.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said the man who jumped was taken to a hospital, but later died.