Miscellaneous Citrus County, Florida Obituaries - 1998

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Phyllis McNab, 71, of Homosassa 
Phyllis M. McNab, 71, of Homosassa died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and came here three years ago from there. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 531.
Surviving are her husband, Richard McNab of Homosassa; two sons, Richard D. McNab of Middletown, Ohio, and Gary McNab of Broadview Heights, Ohio; one daughter, Barbara Linden of Avon, Ohio; one brother, David McGlynn of Westlake, Ohio; one sister, Helen Vitanza of Richfield, Ohio; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Stafford.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Marie Rinato, 93, of Crystal River 
Marie A. Rinato, 93, of Crystal River died Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at her home in Meadowcrest under the care of her son-in-law Daniel Lagarino and daughter Marion. She was born to Desolina and Paul Diamentini on March 7, 1905 in New York City, N.Y. She moved here from New Rochelle, N.Y., seven years ago. She was a retired sales lady with the W.T. Grant Company. She also worked for 25 years at the Main Hosiery Shop in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was Catholic. She was married to the late Frank Rinato in Port Chester, N.Y., in 1923 who preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 1957.
She is survived by two daughters, Marion of Crystal River, and Elizabeth M. Fanelli of New City, N.Y.; three sisters, Rose Coppola of Danbury, Conn., Elizabeth Esposito of Yonkers, N.Y., and Pauline Dalisera of Bronx, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Daniel Lagarino of Fairfield, Conn., Lawrence Lagarino of Wappinger Falls, N.Y., Daniel Fanelli of Stoney Point, N.Y., Christopher Fannelli and William Fannelli both of New Jersey; seven great-grandchildren, Christina Lagarino Winchcomb of Cape Coral, Fla., Gregory, Michael and David Lagarino all of Crystal River, Angela Fanelli of Stoney Point, N.Y., Michael Fanelli and William Fanelli both of New Jersey, and Lawren Lagarino of Wappinger Falls, N.Y.; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Michael J. Sebo, 76, of Beverly Hills 
Michael J. Sebo, 76, of Beverly Hills died Wednesday, April 15, 1998. He was born in Lakewood, Ohio, and came to Beverly Hills 13 years ago from Westlake, Ohio. Mr. Sebo was a retired tool maker. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 7576, Vermilion, Ohio; Beverly Hills Horseshoe Club; Beverly Hills Baseball Club; and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. He was a World War II Air Force veteran.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Mildred Turza Sebo of Beverly Hills; son, Michael D. of Vermilion, Ohio; two daughters, Ms. Carolyn Sebo of Beverly Hills and Mrs. Evelyn Radford of Daytona Beach; sister, Mrs. Irene Turk of Brook Park, Ohio; four grandchildren, Theresa L. Hiles, Tabitha L. Grant, Michael W. Sebo, Sara L. Sebo; and a great-grandson, Robert S. Grant.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.

Robert Shearon, 84, of Crystal River 
Robert E. Shearon, 84, of Crystal River died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at his residence. Born in Lafayette, Ind., he moved to the area 23 years ago from West Lafayette, Ind. He was an accountant for Exxon Oil in Aruba. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Crystal River. He was a member of the Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club, Crystal River.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila; son, Robert M. Shearon of Seabrook, Texas; two daughters, Katherine Ann Dougherty of Park City, Utah, and Sheila Hayes Shearon of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Bernard Francis Shearon of Stuart; sister, Alice Shearon Kigar of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Gloria Shustowsky, 75, of Crystal River 
Gloria A. Shustowsky, 75, of Crystal River died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. Mrs. Shustowsky was born in Salem, Mass., and came to Citrus County in 1986 from Beverly, Mass. Mrs. Shustowsky was a retired bookkeeper with Burns of Boston Picture Frame Manufacturing Co. She was a former senior regent with the Women of the Moose in Salem, Mass., with more than 50 years as a WOTM member. Other memberships included Women of the Moose No. 1434 of Crystal River; Women's Army Corps Veterans of World War II; member and past president of WAC Veterans Chapter No. 78 of Crystal River and the American Legion Post No. 166 of Homosassa. Mrs. Shustowsky was Catholic and a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church Altar and Rosary Society. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Joseph M. Shustowsky, on March 18, 1993.
Surviving are her daughter, Martha Sather of Crystal River; sister, Gertrude Dion of Salem, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Ellen Sullivan, 76, of Inverness 
Ellen Sullivan, 76, of Inverness died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Rye, N.Y., on Nov. 26, 1921, to the late Hugh J. and Ella (Gowan) Greeley, she came here 10 years ago from Cross River, N.Y. Mrs. Sullivan retired from the Katonah-Lewisboro School District of New York as an administrative secretary with 25 years of service. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, William P. Sullivan; son, Mark E. Sullivan of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; daughter, Eileen G. Dickinson of St. Albans, Vt.; two sisters, Catherine Crebbs and Joan Gaghen; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 6th Floor Penn Tower, 34th & Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-4283.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Constantino Bolduc, 62, of Crystal River 
Constantino ''John'' Bolduc, 62, of Crystal River died Monday, March 16, 1998, at his home. He was born to Rose and Eugene Peter Bolduc on Dec. 11, 1935, in Providence, R.I. He moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1968 from Rhode Island and to Citrus County in 1993. Mr. Bolduc was a retired service manager in the boating industry, and a U.S. Army veteran. He built and raced cars in South Florida and was the recipient of 14 trophies in various classes of auto racing and he participated in the local car shows. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Jennie Dekowski, in 1972, and his brother, Eugene P. Bolduc in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Louise A. Bolduc of Crystal River; two sons, John Steven of Crystal River and Joseph Michael of Ocala; one daughter, Michelle Bolduc of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Richard of Providence, R.I.; one sister, Victoria Jantzen of Lubbock, Texas; and two grandsons, Parker Autry and Cooper Autry, both of Fort Worth, Texas.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Clifford Corriveau Sr., 76, of Homosassa 
Clifford J. Corriveau Sr., 76, of Homosassa died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Cypress Cove Care Center. Mr. Corriveau was born in Fort Kent, Maine, and came to Citrus County 25 years ago from Pinellas Park. He was the retired owner/operator of Top Job Janitorial Service in Citrus County. Mr. Corriveau was Catholic. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Corriveau, Oct. 28, 1988.
He is survived by his son, Cliff Jr. and wife Tammy of Homosassa; six daughters, Sandra Damato and husband Gregory of Crystal River, Bobbie Jorgensen and husband Jon of Hernando, Linda Steve and husband Michael of Homosassa, Donna Head and husband Michael of Homosassa, Debbie Richardson and husband Steve of Floral City, Wendy Corriveau of Homosassa; two brothers, Leo of Clearwater and Roger of Spring Hill; two sisters, Gladys Roy of Southington, Conn., and Dean Lamoureux of Wolcott, Conn.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

James Godwin, 61, of Homosassa 
James R. Godwin, 61, of Homosassa died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at his residence. Born in Tampa, Mr. Godwin came to Homosassa 19 years ago from there. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a commercial fisherman. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Marvleen (Simmons) Godwin of Homosassa, and one brother, Eugene Jabour of Tampa.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

LaMarr Koenig, 74, of Hernando 
LaMarr Leonard Koenig, 74, of Hernando died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at his home. 
He was born in Loveland, Colo., and moved to Homosassa 21 years ago from Greeley, Colo. 
Mr. Koenig was a commercial refrigeration contractor in Colorado and in Florida. He was a World War II veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Koenig; a son, Jacque, and a daughter, Jan Skellion, both of Homosassa Springs; brothers, Leo and Don, and sister, Georgia of Colorado; brother, Stanley of Hernando; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. 
A memorial service will be held at Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa, Springs, at 2 p.m. Friday, March 20.

Mae Richey, 85, of Crystal River 
Mae P. Richey, 85, of Crystal River died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at her residence. 
A native of Bridgeton, N.J., she came here more than 10 years ago from Beach Haven Terrace, N.J. 
Mrs. Richey was a former salesperson for Ship Bottom Stores in New Jersey with 29 years of service. She was Methodist.
She is survived by a son, Carl, and a daughter, Beatrice Mercer, both of Crystal River; a brother, Carlton Penn of Brant Beach, N.J.; a sister, Lillian Shinn of Mayetta, N.J.; one granddaughter, Linda Kleinguenther of Manahawkin, N.J.; two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Charles Roddenberry, infant, of Inverness
Charles Frederick ''Little Charlie'' Roddenberry, infant son of Charles and Adriene Roddenberry of Inverness, died on Monday, March 16, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born March 8, 1998.
Immediate family members include his parents, Charles and Adriene of Inverness; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Nadine Roddenberry of Lecanto; Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Rick Quintanilla of Gainesville; Aunt Rhonda and Uncle Dustin Berg of Zimmerman, Minn.; Aunt Margaret Roddenberry of Inverness; Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Brian Earle of St. Cloud; and cousin Jordan Quintanilla.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Joyce Allison-Smith, 39, of Crystal River 
Joyce M. Allison-Smith, 39, of Crystal River died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at her residence. Ms. Smith was born in Atlanta to James and Charlotte Allison on May 19, 1958. She came to Crystal River in January of this year after living in Jacksonville for 16 years. Ms. Smith was Baptist and a member of the Hope Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
She is survived by her mother, M. Charlotte Allison of Crystal River; daughter, Brittany Rae Allison-Smith of Crystal River; brothers, James Ray Allison and wife Joyce of Dawsonville, Ga., Jerry W. Allison of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Janet Johnson and husband Mike of Crystal River; several nieces and nephews and very dear friend, Tammi Suber.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Charles DeNova, 76, of Beverly Hills
Charles J. DeNova, 76, of Beverly Hills died Sunday, April 19, 1998. He was born in Oneida, N.Y. on Sept. 7, 1921 and moved here 14 years ago from there. He was a silversmith and a World War II Army veteran. 
Mr. DeNova was a member of the VFW No. 10087 in Beverly Hills, a former member of the American Legion in Oneida, a member of the Moose Lodge in Crystal River, a founding member of the Beverly Hills Fishing Club and a former city councilman in Oneida.
Surviving are his wife, Jean DeNova of Beverly Hills; a son, Charles DeNova of Palm Harbor; a brother, Vincent DeNova of Oneida; and two grandchildren, Justin and Alex DeNova.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

Leonard Merwin, 77, of Beverly Hills
Leonard Merwin, 77, of Beverly Hills died Friday, April 17, 1998. He was born in East Jewett, N.Y. and moved here 10 years ago from Catskills, N.Y. He was a Protestant and attended the Beverly Hills Community Church. 
He was an operating engineer in the rock mining industry. Mr. Merwin was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post No. 1327 in Prattsville, N.Y. 
Surviving are his wife, June Merwin of Beverly Hills; two sons, Larry Merwin of Albany, N.Y. and Linden Merwin of Westkill, N.Y.; a sister, Gertrude Chamberlain of Westkill; a grandchild, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

Charles Rising Jr., 89, of Lecanto
Charles E. Rising Jr., 89, of Lecanto died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Brentwood Health Care in Lecanto. 
He was born in Knoxville, Tenn. on Dec. 7, 1908 to the late Charles and Laura Saeger Rising and moved here seven years ago from Rainbow Springs. 
Mr. Rising was a retired pilot for the Federal Aviation Administration and a World War II Army Air Corp veteran. He was a Protestant.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva Rising, and several nieces and nephews.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Bertie Mae Butler, 90, of Inglis 
Bertie Mae Butler, 90, of Inglis died Monday, April 20, 1998. She was born in Inglis, where she was a longtime resident, moved to Tallahassee in 1970 and returned to Inglis in 1996.
Mrs. Butler was a homemaker. She was a member of the VFW Post No. 520, Inglis.
Surviving are four sons, William Bice, Clifford Bice, both of Tallahassee, Aurbin Bice of Waldorf, Md., and Nelson Butler of Dyersburg, Tenn.; one daughter, Emmajean Hardesty of Tallahassee; a brother, James O. ''Buster'' Hudson of Inglis; 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Edna Dean Conklin, 70, of Lecanto 
Edna Dean Conklin, 70, of Lecanto died Sunday, April 19, 1998. Born in Manville, Fla., on Dec. 29, 1927, to James and Vera Tanner Reynolds, she came here five years ago from Lake Placid, Fla. Mrs. Conklin was a homemaker. She was Baptist.
She is survived by one daughter, Julia Annette Parker of Douglasville, Fla.; her mother, Vera Reynolds of Interlachen, Fla.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Donald DeVane, 71, of Crystal River 
Donald Robert ''Don'' DeVane, 71, of Crystal River died on Sunday, April 19, 1998. He was born in Moultrie, Ga., on Aug. 17, 1926. Mr. DeVane was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II and Korea. In 1967 he with his family moved to Crystal River and established DeVane Electric Inc.
Mr. DeVane was a member of the Citrus County Builders Association, Suncoast Better Business Bureau, the Nature Coast Chamber of Commerce and the Crystal River Civitan Club. He was an active member of the Crystal River United Methodist Church serving in many capacities. 
He is survived by his wife, S. Patricia DeVane of Crystal River; two daughters, Donnie Brown and husband Mike of Crystal River, Phyllis Lendon and husband David of Greenville, S.C.; a son, Kim Polk DeVane of Long Beach, Calif.; sister, Betty Ann Hancock of Nashville, Ga.; two brothers, Kay Parrish DeVane of Nashville, Ga., and J. Toby DeVane of Moultrie, Ga.; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

John Girard, 66, of Floral City 
John Merton Girard, 66, of Floral City died Sunday, April 19, 1998. He was born in Ludlow, Mass., and came to Floral City three years ago from Clearwater. Mr. Girard was a maintenance man. He was a Navy veteran, serving in the Korean conflict.
Surviving are his wife, Denise Marie Nelson Girard of Floral City; four sons, Michael C. of Floral City, Ricky of Stockton, Calif., Rene of Springfield, Mass., and Nakijema of Spokane, Wash.; three daughters, Christy M. Girard of Floral City, Chere Girard of Springfield, Mass., and Laurie Girard of Stockton, Ga.; a brother, Peter of Oldsmar; two sisters, Sondra Woodard of Lake Wales, Fla., and Joyce Pete of Springfield, Mass.; and a grandson, William B. Girard.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Willard H. Korte, 82, of Crystal River 
Willard H. Korte, 82, of Crystal River died Saturday, April 18, 1998. He was born on Aug. 17, 1915, in Fort Wayne, Ind. He moved here from North Miami Beach, 19 years ago. He was a retired optical engineer for the sporting equipment industry. Mr. Korte was a past member of the Connell Heights Fire Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge in Indiana. He was a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Korte of Crystal River; five children, Richard Korte of Tallahassee, Charlene Robert and Carole McDermott, both of Crystal River, Donna Richardson of Davie, and Kenneth Korte of Crystal River; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Robert 'Bob' Krueger, 63, of Homosassa
Robert ''Bob'' Krueger, 63, of Homosassa, formerly of Brooksville and Land O' Lakes, died Friday April 17, 1998. Mr. Krueger was assistant circulation manager for The Tampa Tribune in the 1980s.
He is survived by two daughters, Karen Beasley Lamoureux of Brooksville and Nanci Cromie of Patchogue, N.Y.; three stepdaughters, Angela Stutts of Pinellas Park, Rosie Rowe of Tampa and Mary Ellen Rowe of Gainesville; a brother, Paul of New York; three nieces, Patty Dey, Cindy Krueger and Donna Montgomery, all of Inverness; and eight grandchildren.
Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Mary McIntyre, 82, of Dunnellon 
Mary McIntyre, 82, of Dunnellon died Sunday, April 19, 1998. Born in Hungany, Pa., she came to Dunnellon in 1971 from Ingleside, Ill. She was Catholic.
She is survived by four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Florida Cremation Society, Dunnellon.

William Meeker Sr., 92, of Clermont
William Henry Meeker Sr., 92, of Clermont, Fla., died Thursday, April 16, 1998. Born in Hazeldell, Ill., he moved to central Florida in 1982, coming from Trumansburg, N.Y. Mr. Meeker was a farmer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Crystal River United Methodist Church. 
Surviving are his wife, Elsie of Clermont; sons, Charles A. of Pearl River, N.Y., William H. of Whitakers, N.C., and Ernest G. of Clermont; daughters, Alta M. DeLong of Crystal River and Carol M. Wilkins of Columbus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.

Marleen G. Sapp, 71, of Dunnellon 
Marleen G. Sapp, 71, of Dunnellon died at her home on Saturday, April 18, 1998 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mrs. Sapp was born in Rock Island, Ill., and came to this area 20 years ago from Fort Lauderdale. She was employed at the Plantation Inn in Crystal River for 17 years and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 155 Auxiliary of Crystal River.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Sapp of Dunnellon; three sons, Dennis Sapp of Dunnellon, Terry VanderHeyden and Thomas VanderHeyden both of Naples; daughter, Jacki Sapp of Crystal River; two sisters, Terri Davis of Citrus County and Lorraine of Yuma, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Avis L. Savary, 68, of Homosassa Springs 
Avis L. Savary, 68, of Homosassa Springs died Saturday, April 18, 1998. Mrs. Savary was born in Derry, N.H., and came to Citrus County in 1993 from Pelham, N.H. Mrs. Savary was a homemaker. She was Episcopalian.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Russell E. Savary of Homosassa Springs; two daughters, Ruth Marcouillier of Hancock, N.H., and Mary Nault of Nashua, N.H.; two brothers, John Brooks and Russell Brooks both of Derry, N.H.; and four grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Elizabeth Stringham, 86, of Lecanto 
Elizabeth Stringham, 86, of Lecanto died Sunday, April 19, 1998. She was born July 25, 1911, in Lynbrook, N.Y., and came to Lecanto 23 years ago from East Meadow, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a Lutheran.
Surviving are her daughter, Betty A. Husowitz and her husband, John, of Lecanto; sister, Margaret Waechter of Hempstead, N.Y.; granddaughter, Deborah Dyer and her husband, Robert, of Homosassa; grandson, John Husowitz Jr. of Lecanto; and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Jim C. Tidwell, 69, of Lecanto 
Jim C. Tidwell, 69, of Lecanto died Sunday, April 19, 1998. He was born in Winfield, Ala., and came to Lecanto 18 years ago from Logan, Ind. Mr. Tidwell was owner/manager of Tidwell Paving and Excavating. He was a U.S. Army Korean conflict paratrooper. He attended Gulf to Lake Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delores Dole, in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Addis) D. Tidwell of Lecanto; four sons, James M. Tidwell Sr. of Homosassa, Gregory T. Tidwell, Gary R. Tidwell, both of Bright, Ind., and Butch Fry of Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Ann Drewes of Lecanto and Brenda Runnells of Crystal River; three brothers, Jackye M. of New Baltimore, Ohio, Bill R. of Logan, Ind., and Reva C. of New Haven, Ohio; six sisters, Ruth Prieffer of Lecanto, Elizabeth Rolando of Citrus Springs, Mary S. Matthews of Crystal River, Virginia Bohley of Lecanto, Joan Helton of Hamilton, Ohio, and Donna Roberts of California; 25 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.


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