Miscellaneous Citrus County, Florida Obituaries - 1998

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Elsie Belmore, 84, of Beverly Hills 
Elsie Jean Belmore, 84, of Beverly Hills died Monday, April 20, 1998. She was born in New York City, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills 29 years ago from New Paltz, N.Y. Mrs. Belmore was a member of Beverly Hills Community Church, Beverly Hills; a member of Order of Eastern Star No. 65, Inverness; and wife of the late Mr. Warren Leroy Belmore, who preceded her in death on April 22, 1995.
Surviving are a son, Warren L. Jr. of New Paltz, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and a cousin, Mrs. Mary Ruscak of Campbell, Ohio.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Rev. David Brimmage, 102, of Ocala 
Rev. David Brimmage, 102, of Ocala died Sunday, April 19, 1998, at Surrey Place Convalescent Center. He was born in Manila, Ark., and moved to Ocala seven years ago from Homosassa. He was a retired minister, founder of Calvary Tabernacle Church in Tampa, and member of United Pentecostal Church.
Surviving are his wife, Lois Sherril Brimmage of Ocala; daughter, Mary Adamson of Spring Hill; four sons, David L. of Floral City; S.E. of Valdosta, Ga.; Carlton D. of Tampa, and Rev. Billy W. of Ocala; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala.

Marilyn Carr, 79, of Beverly Hills 
Marilyn R. Carr, 79, of Beverly Hills died Monday, April 20, 1998. She was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, and came to Beverly Hills 14 years ago from Hollywood. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
She is survived by her son, Christopher D. Carr of Beverly Hills.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

T. Theodore Casey, 90, of Inverness 
T. Theodore Casey, 90, of Inverness died Monday, April 20, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Montague, Mass., on May 10, 1907 to the late Philip and Hannah (Conway) Casey, he came here 26 years ago from Turners Falls, Mass. Mr. Casey was a retired storekeeper for the Boston & Maine Railroad. His memberships include, lifetime member of the Greenfield Elks Lodge BPOE No. 1296 of Greenfield, Mass., charter member of the Thomas Memorial Golf and Country Club of Turners Falls, Mass., Citrus County Historical Society and Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Mabel Koch Casey; two sons, Philip F. of Dover, N.H., and John G. of Narragansett, R.I.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

M.S. Ferguson, 83, of Crystal River 
M.S. ''Babs'' Ferguson, 83, of Crystal River died Monday, April 20, 1998, at Life Care Center in Lecanto. Mrs. Ferguson was born in Little Rock, Ark., and with her husband retired to Citrus County in 1990 from Charlotte, N.C. Mrs. Ferguson was a homemaker and a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Crystal River.
She is survived by her husband, Steve J. Ferguson of Crystal River; son, Steve J. Jr. and wife Mary Ann of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Wanda Jean Fay and husband Marty of Tampa, and Joyce Ann Yates and husband James of Lutz; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Paula Herring, 90, of Inverness 
Paula Herring, 90, of Inverness died Monday, April 20, 1998. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., and came to Inverness 29 years ago from Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Mrs. Herring was a nursing aide at Pilgrim Hospital, Brentwood, L.I., N.Y., for 20 years. She was Catholic.
Surviving are her husband of 30 years, Lattie Herring of Inverness; one son, James Galvani of New York and four grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

George Sammons III, 42, of Dunnellon 
George Dewey Sammons III, 42, of Dunnellon died Monday, April 20, 1998. He was born in Ocala, and was a lifetime resident of Dunnellon. Mr. Sammons was owner and operator of Sammons House of Flowers for more than 25 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, honorary member of the Dunnellon Garden Club, and member of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela K. Sammons of Dunnellon; daughter, Elizabeth Ella-Ann Sammons of Dunnellon; mother, Naomi Ogle Sammons of Dunnellon; two sisters, Charlotte A. Jones of Newberry and Sandra Key Beamesderfer of Hernando; and one brother, Kenneth G. of Melbourne.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Charles Taylor, 75, of Beverly Hills 
Charles L. ''Bud'' Taylor, 75, of Beverly Hills died Sunday, April 19, 1998. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and came to Beverly Hills seven years ago from there. Mr. Taylor retired as superintendent of Warehouse and Traffic for S.M. Flickinger Co. after 28 years of service; worked for Schoedinger Funeral Service 12 years; was a Navy veteran of World War II serving aboard convoy vessels; and a Christian.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Mary E. Taylor of Beverly Hills; a son, Rev. Curtis R. and wife Linda Taylor of Okeechobee; two daughters, Mrs. Ann and husband Tim Kerscher of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Linda and husband Leonard Burkhart of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four nephews.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Elena Terwilliger, 79, of Lecanto 
Elena B. Terwilliger, 79, of Lecanto died Monday, April 20, 1998. She was born in Hartford, Conn., and came to Lecanto five years ago from Wethersfield, Conn. Mrs. Terwilliger was a retired executive secretary for Connecticut General Life Insurance; a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, where she was Choir Cantor for five years; and a Premadonna of the Opera Company of Hartford, Conn.
Surviving are her husband, Edward R. Terwilliger of Lecanto; and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Cantarella of Hartford, Conn., and Mrs. Santina Girard of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Ben Wright Sr., 88, of Inverness 
Ben W. Wright Sr., 88, of Inverness died Monday, April 20, 1998. He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and came to Inverness 25 years ago from Miami. Mr. Wright was a retired accountant; a member of Normi Masonic Lodge No. 253 F&AM, Miami; Miami Consistory Scottish Rite; Protestant; and husband of the late Mrs. Fannie Hamilton Wright who died July 3, 1993.
Surviving are two sons, Ben W. Jr. of Miami and William R. of Hickson, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Hazel of Palm Springs, Calif.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Jess Butler, 88, of Beverly Hills 
Jess F. Butler, 88, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, April 21, 1998. He was born in Burton, Kan., and came to Beverly Hills 15 years ago from Memphis, Mich. Mr. Butler was a retired automotive electrician. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills.
Surviving are his wife, Kate White Hodges-Butler of Beverly Hills; two sons, Jesse of Pembroke, N.C., and Robert K. of Sterling Heights, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Yvonne Watkins of Ypsilanti, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Chapman of Whittier, Calif.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Verna Carlton, 94, of Lecanto 
Verna T. Carlton, 94, of Lecanto died Tuesday, April 21, 1998. She was born in Lubec, Maine, and came to Lecanto eight years ago from Pensacola. Mrs. Carlton was a retired clerk in retail. She was a member of the St. Scholastica Catholic Church, Homosassa.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Arlene Beekman of Spring Hill; brother, Malcolm Joy Sr. of Island Falls, Maine; sister, Mrs. Sadie McLaughlin of Livermore Falls, Maine; three grandchildren, Edward Rayner, Paul Rayner and Alan Rayner; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Felia Esquilin, 87, of Beverly Hills 
Felia R. Esquilin, 87, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, April 21, 1998. She was born in Puerto Rico on June 18, 1910, and came here two years ago from there. She was a retired seamstress. She was a Pentecostalist and attended Calvary Christian Center in Hernando.
She is survived by her son, Braulio R. Esquilin of Beverly Hills; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

James Meredith, 92, of Dunnellon 
James Carrol Meredith, 92, of Dunnellon died Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at Ocala Regional Medical Center. He was born in Dunnellon and was a pioneer resident of the area. Mr. Meredith was a retired drug clerk with former Wise's Drug Store for 40 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dunnellon. He was a director of Dunnellon State Bank from 1965 until present.
Surviving are his wife, Juanita Savage Meredith of Dunnellon; son, Carrol Savage Meredith of Dunnellon; brother, Herbert, of Dunnellon; sister, Susie Rae Meredith of Dunnellon; nephews, Samuel Frank Meredith, James Reid Meredith and Keith Wilson Meredith; and grandnephews, Clayton Reid Meredith and Miles Tristan Meredith.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Gertrude Meyer, 86, formerly of Dunnellon
Gertrude Melissa Meyer, 86, of Tampa, formerly of Dunnellon, died Tuesday, April 21, 1998. She was born in Rome Center, Mich., and lived here since 1977 coming from Fort Myers. Mrs. Meyer was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of the Village Church of Rainbow Springs in Dunnellon. She was a member of Rainbow Lakes Estates hospital Association, Rainbow Lakes Estates Republican Club and Women's Club.
She is survived by two sons, John R. Borgman of Elkart, Ind., and Milton Harold Borgman of College Grove, Tenn.; two daughters, Mafra Jean Young of Barron, Wis., and Carolyn Jane Ray of Tampa; four brothers, L. Charles Beal of Three Rivers, Mich.; Edward T. Beal of Tecumseh, Mich.; Chester A. Beal of Adrian, Mich., and R. Daniel Beal of Hudson, Mich.; three sisters, Marjorie V. Stubli of Hudson, Mich., Portia Coury of Troy, Mich., and Lucretia Goodlock of Stockbridge, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Anna Riera, 88, of Beverly Hills 
Anna Riera, 88, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, April 21, 1998. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., on Jan. 1, 1910, and she came to Beverly Hills 30 years ago from there. Mrs. Riera was a retired food handler in the restaurant food industry. She was Catholic and was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills and was a member of the Rosary Society Choir of St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church of Jersey City, N.J.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Enright of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Loretta McGuire of Beverly Hills; one son, Richard Riera of Beverly Hills; two brothers, Edward Dudik and George Dudik, both of Cape Cod, Mass.; a sister, Helen Ludwig of Parsippany, N.J.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Barbara Smith, 67, of Ocala
Barbara Smith, 67, of Top of the World, Ocala, died Tuesday, April 21, 1998. A native of Atlanta, Ga., she moved to Ocala from West Palm Beach. Mrs. Smith retired from promotions for Shopping Malls in South Florida. She was active in cat shows. She was Methodist.
Surviving are her husband, George Smith of Ocala; two stepsons, George Smith Jr. of Orlando and Douglas Smith of Asheville, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Sandra Smith of Melbourne; a brother, Robert A. Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; three step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Florida Cremation Society, Dunnellon.

Florence Armour, 92, of Beverly Hills
Florence Armour, 92, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, April 21, 1998. She was born in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills 12 years ago from Bridgeport, Conn. Mrs. Armour was a retired hairdresser/cosmetician. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Bridgeport, Conn. She was the wife of the late Mr. Colin L. Armour, who died April 8, 1998.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Judy Figueroa Baham, 44, of Lecanto 
Judy Figueroa Baham, 44, of Lecanto died Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at her home. Born in New York City, N.Y., on July 11, 1953, to Salvador and Julia Ortiz Figueroa, she came here four years ago from Morristown, N.J. Baham was an inspector with the Environmental Protection Agency. She was president of the Citrus County AIDS Task Force. She was a Catholic.
She is survived by one daughter, Sonya Baham of New Jersey; her parents, Salvador and Julia Figueroa of Beverly Hills; and three sisters, Rose Mary Figueroa of New Jersey, Lydia Saunders of Arizona, and Sally Figueroa of New Jersey.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Beulah McGraw, 81, of Floral City 
Beulah McGraw, 81, of Floral City died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Mariner Health of Inverness. Born in Pine Ridge, Ky., on April 14, 1917, to the late Thomas and Isabelle (Sargent) Drake, she came here 26 years ago from Atwater, Minn. Mrs. McGraw was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
Surviving are her husband of 26 years, Thomas McGraw; three sisters, Irene Shingler of Inverness, Inez Wickersham of Floral City and Juanita Drake of Tampa; and several nieces and nephews including: Annie, Norma Jean, Wave, Joann, Juliann and Chester.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Murray Reese, 82, of Inverness 
Murray A. ''Al'' Reese, 82, of Inverness died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Miami on Nov. 9, 1915, to the late Mitchell and Alice Devane Reese, Mr. Reese was a retired postal clerk with 35 years of service coming here 27 years ago from Miami. He was a former deacon and member of Main Street Baptist Church, and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Inverness.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beverly Leverett Reese; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Diane Reese; and son-in-law, Bob Tallaksen. He was preceded in death by: son, Russell Reese, October 1990; daughter, Beverly Renee Tallaksen, November 1977; five brothers, James, Ray, Vernon, Leonard and Gus; and two sisters, Ida and Leslie.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Barbara Smith, 67, of Ocala
Barbara Smith, 67, of Top of the World, Ocala, died Tuesday, April 21, 1998. A native of Atlanta, Ga., she moved to Ocala from West Palm Beach. Mrs. Smith retired from promotions for Shopping Malls in South Florida. She was active in cat shows. She was Methodist.
Surviving are her husband, George Smith of Ocala; two stepsons, George Smith Jr. of Orlando and Douglas Smith of Asheville, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Sandra Smith of Melbourne; a brother, Robert A. Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; three step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Florida Cremation Society, Dunnellon.

Harry Bennett, 88, of Lecanto 
Harry O. Bennett, 88, of Lecanto died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at the Surrey Place Convalescent Center. Born in Canada on Sept. 20, 1909 to the late George and Esther Jarvis Bennett, he came here 21 years ago from Englewood, N.J. Mr. Bennett was a retired stationary engineer with AT&T, a World War II Army Air Force veteran, a member of the Inverness Elks Lodge No. 2522 and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, Dec. 16, 1997.
He is survived by two daughters, Ann Schmidt of Palm Coast, and Joan Malone of Flanders, N.J.; two sisters, Marjorie and Enid, both of Canada; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Sara Fonseca, 83, of Dunnellon 
Sara S. Fonseca, 83, of Dunnellon died Friday, April 24, 1998, at her residence. She was born in Plains, Ga., and came to Dunnellon in 1984 from Bradenton. Mrs. Fonseca was a retired civil servant with 31 years of service in the U.S. Government. 
She was pianist for the U.S. Army Chapel in Tokyo, pianist and organist for Springcrest Baptist Church, Houston, Texas and Riverland Baptist Church of Dunnellon. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Mrs. Fonseca enjoyed outdoor sports and gardening.
She is survived by her husband, Julio Fonseca of Dunnellon.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Hjordis Lauble, 73, of Dunnellon 
Hjordis M. Lauble, 73, of Dunnellon died Thursday, April 23, 1998. She was born in Norway on April 24, 1924. She came to Dunnellon 12 years ago. Mrs. Lauble was a homemaker, a Christian, and member of Crime Watch of Rainbow Lakes Estates.
Surviving are her husband, Carl B. Lauble of Dunnellon; daughter, Carol Camilleri of Citrus Springs; three brothers, David Lauble of East Earl, Pa.; Harold Lauble of Upper Black Eddie, Pa.; and Wayne Lauble of Jacksonville; one sister, Happy Brugger of New York; eight grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
Fero Funeral Homes, Dunnellon Chapel.

Margaret Pope, 66, of Ocala 
Margaret Elizabeth Hawkesworth Pope, 66, of Ocala died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Munroe Regional Medical Center. She was born in New York City, N.Y., and came to Ocala 20 years ago from Miami. Mrs. Pope was a former waitress with the Dinner Bell Restaurant. She was well known for her loving spirit and her generous support for charity work in the community. She was Catholic.
Surviving are her husband, Richard Pope of Ocala; daughter, Linda Winrow of Dunnellon; son, Richard Pope Jr. of Fort McCoy, Fla.; brothers, James Hawkesworth of Dunnellon and Gerald Hawkesworth of Hollywood, Fla.; sister, Jean Dodds of Dunnellon; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Frank Sapnagis, 78, of Beverly Hills 
Frank M. Sapnagis, 78, of Beverly Hills died Wednesday, April 22, 1998. He was born in Shenandoah, Pa., and came to Beverly Hills 18 years ago from Fort Lauderdale. 
Mr. Sapnagis was a truck driver in the transportation industry, a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, and a Catholic. He attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
He is survived by three daughters, Jean Sapnagis and husband of Fort Lauderdale, Rose Piskin and husband Michael of Hernando, and Alice Toth and husband Gregory of Fort Lauderdale; two brothers, Vincent and Joseph, both of Pennsylvania; a sister, Eleanor Lenart of St. Petersburg; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Sapnagis in 1995.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Thomas Adams, 71, of Sugarmill Woods
Thomas William Adams, 71, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa died Tuesday, April 21, 1998.
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, he came here three years ago from Land O' Lakes. Mr. Adams was a senior programmer analyst in data processing, member of the Crystal River Christian Church, and U.S. Army Air Force veteran.
He was past president of the Ship Modelers of Pasco County, served on the Pasco County School Board in Land O' Lakes, Order of Eastern Star Friendship Chapter in Land O' Lakes, Amarath Century Court, past master of Community Lodge No. 292, F&AM, member of J.F. Swartsel Lodge No. 251, F&AM, was a past high priest of Tampa-Cushing Chapter No. 3, Royal Arch Masons, past illustrious master of Tampa Council No. 8, Royal and Select Masters and a past commander of Tampa-Ivanhoe Commandery No. 8, Knights Templar and a life member of the Tampa York Rite Bodies.
He was also a member of Suncoast Forest, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, member of The Valley of Tampa, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Masonry, member of Egypt Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, member of Pentagon College No. 60, York Rite Sovereign College of North America and member of the Zendah Grotto.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian E. (Collins) Adams of Sugarmill Woods; three sons, Thomas J. Adams of Tampa, Paul E. Adams of Clearwater and Richard O. Way of Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Brenda Seffens of Niceville, Fla., and Linda Wright of Eddyville, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Harriett Blake, 84, of Inverness
Harriett M. Blake, 84, of Inverness died Friday, April 24, 1998. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on March 3, 1914, to the late Joseph and Hattie Roland Smith and moved here from there 15 years ago.
Mrs. Blake and her husband, Walter, operated Zahnd's Swiss Bakery in Buffalo for more than 35 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima parish. She was preceded in death by her husband who died on April 15, 1985.
Surviving are her two daughters, Nancy B. Fitzpatrick of Inverness and Linda Krause of Syracuse, N.Y.; a brother, Donald Smith of Hamburg, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Shawn, Megan, Brian and Molly Fitzpatrick and Leah and Robert Krause.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

John See, 73, of Homosassa 
John E. See, 73, of Homosassa died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at home. He was born in Greenville, Pa., and came here 15 years ago from Largo. Mr. See was retired from Dimmit Toyota in Inverness where he was an autobody man. He was Protestant, U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, life member of VFW in Homosassa, Cootie Civitan, and a blood donor 12 galloneer.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Mae (Peterson) See of Homosassa; daughters, Loenna Brown of Cross City and Nancy Mitchell of Newberry; sister, Neva Hebner of Lakeland; three grandchildren, Dawn, Bobbi and Melanie; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Caitlin and Sarah.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Kenneth Christensen Sr., 66, of Inverness
Kenneth Edward Christensen Sr., 66, of Inverness died Saturday, April 25, 1998. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here nine years ago from Deer Park, Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired contractor. He was Catholic.
Surviving are his wife, Anne Pearce Christensen of Inverness; a son, Kenneth E. Christensen Jr. of Port Orange, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Debra Sanchez and Linda Christensen, both of Inverness; a sister, Patricia Davis of Brooklyn; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

Edwin Figler Sr., 74, of Homosassa
Edwin J. Figler Sr., 74, of Homosassa died Saturday, April 25, 1998. He was born in Staten Island, N.Y. and came here 11 years ago from there. Mr. Figler was a retired building manager for Van Dorn Realty of Manhattan, N.Y. who worked for the agency from 1963 to 1988. He was a World War II Army veteran who served with the 8th Armored Div. He belonged to the DAV Chapter 25 in Staten Island, National Assoc. of Power Engineers Chapter 1, and the International Union of Operating Engineers AFL-CIO No. 94 in New York City. Mr. Figler played for the Favorites Soccer Team, St. Anthony's baseball team and John S. Crabb American Legion Post No. 1365 bowling team while living in Staten Island.
Surviving are his wife, Theresa Pliszkewicz Figler of Homosassa; two sons, Edwin J. Figler Jr. and Robert A. Figler, both of South Plainfield, N.J.; a daughter, Debra L. Breuer of Keansburg, N.J.; two brothers, Henry Figler of Toms River N.J. and Bernard Figler of Homosassa; two sisters, Hazel Fodor of South Plainfield and Helen Reho of Jamesburg, N.J.; and seven grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Frederick Metzler, 71, of Homosassa
Frederick Charles ''Duck Soup'' Metzler, 71, of Homosassa died Friday, April 24, 1998, at his home. He was born in Phildelphia, Pa. and came here 11 years ago from Tampa. He was a retired tool and die maker. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Metzler was an avid boater and table shuffleboard player.
Surviving are his two daughters, Claudia Miller of Homosassa and Andrea Smentek of Clearwater; two sisters, Margaret Siefert of Naples, Fla. and a twin sister, Mildred Stow of New Jersey; and many close friends.
Hooper Funeral Home, Homosassa.


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