Miscellaneous Citrus County, Florida Obituaries - 1998

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Dolores Harrison, 65, of Dunnellon
Dolores J. Harrison, 65, of Dunnellon, died Thursday, April 30, 1998. She was born in San Diego, Calif., and came to Dunnellon in 1988 from Jacksonville. Mrs. Harrison was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Dunnellon.
Surviving are her husband, Joe Harrison of Dunnellon; three sons, Edward R. of Jacksonville, Kevin W. of Okeechobee and Joe E. Jr. of Jacksonville; three daughters, Karen McClain of Sebring, Sharon Collins and Peggy Irland, both of Jacksonville; her mother, Josephine Burk of Dunnellon; and 17 grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Joseph Levick, 63, of Homosassa 
Joseph Earl Levick, 63, of Homosassa died Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at his home. Born in Salem, N.J., on Feb. 26, 1935, to Hugh G. and Rebecca Tomlinson Levick, he came here one year ago from Canton-Salem, N.J. Mr. Levick was a carpenter and millwright.
Surviving are three sons, Joseph E. Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind., Robert of Canton-Salem, N.J., and John of Pinnsville, N.J.; one daughter, Kristy DiPietro of Fitzgerald, Calif.; one brother, Peter of Middleport, N.Y.; several grandchildren; and companion, Jackie Dawson of Homosassa.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Frederick Bremen, 74, of Dunnellon
Frederick J.J. Bremen, 74, of Dunnellon died Friday, May 1, 1998, at his residence. He was born in New York City and came here from Long Island in 1987. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 318 in Long Island, N.Y. He served in the United States Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Bremen of Dunnellon; two daughters, Carol Bremen of Ocala and Marilyn Allen of Dunnellon; one son, Richard Bremen of Barstow, Calif.; one brother, Thomas Bremen of Long Island, N.Y.; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Kathleen Cituk, 76, of Crystal River
Kathleen N. Cituk, 76, of Crystal River died May 1, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. She was born to Lenora A. and Arthur W. Hukill on May 21, 1921, in Wilmington, Del. She moved here from Wilmington 16 years ago. She was Methodist. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Crystal River Moose Lodge No. 2013. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Cituk on Dec. 21, 1991. 
Surviving are her son, John S. Cituk Jr. of Crystal River; one daughter, Kathy L. Cituk of San Rafael, Calif.; and one granddaughter, Kristina N. Sampson of Ronceverte, W.Va.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Margaret Mason, 78, of Crystal River
Margaret L. Mason, 78, of Crystal River died Friday, May 1, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. She was born on April 28, 1920, in Rochester, N.Y., and came to Crystal River 20 years ago after retiring from the Gleason Works in Rochester, N.Y. Mrs. Mason was an active member of the Crystal River United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Christian Women's Club and the Crystal River Women's Club. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and at the Senior Center in Lecanto. She was a Past Royal Matron in Crystal Court No. 48 Order of the Amaranth, Past Worthy High Priestess of Guiding Star No. 28 White Shrine of Jerusalem, a member of Nefertiti Court No. 84 Ladies Oriental Shrine and the Homosassa Springs Chapter No. 319 Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are her three sons, Carl F. Mason Jr. of Holcomb, N.Y., Gary Mason of Caledonia, N.Y., and Bradley Mason of Olean, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

John Mueller, 80, of Inverness
John A. Mueller, 80, of Inverness died Friday, May 1, 1998, at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., on July 13, 1917, to the late Emil and Susan (Costello) Mueller, he came here 14 years ago from there. Mr. Mueller was retired from the city of New York. He was a World War II Navy veteran. His memberships included the Elks Lodge and Lakeside Golf and Country Club. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
Surviving are his wife, Muriel (Bowcock) Mueller; one son, Ronald A. Mueller of Ontario, Canada; one daughter, Dorothy Dexter of Washingtonville, N.Y.; two brothers, Melvin Mueller of Bothell, Wash., and Richard Mueller of Staten Island, N.Y.; four sisters, Muriel Peirano of Staten Island, N.Y., Lorraine Mueller of Inverness, Eleanor Bang of Parlin, N.J., and Joan Nellis of Staten Island, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Ethel Rothrock, 81, of Beverly Hills
Ethel E. Rothrock, 81, of Beverly HIlls died Friday, May 1, 1998, at her residence. She was born in Lehigh County, Pa., and she moved here 17 years ago from Bethlehem, Pa. She was a homemaker. She was Protestant.
Surviving are her husband, William F. Rothrock of Beverly Hills; one son, Robert W. Rothrock of Cottonwood, Ariz.; one daughter, Mary E. Zupon of Clarkston, Mich.; one sister, Louise Himmelberger of Coopersburg, Pa.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Evelyn Tishman, 77, of Wildwood
Evelyn G. Tishman, 77, of Wildwood died Saturday, April 25, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Mrs. Tishman was born on March 4, 1921, in Dunbar, Pa., to the late Joseph and Lucy (Mardis) Cope and came here several years ago from there. She was a member of the St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church. 
Surviving are here husband of 51 years, Arthur Edward Tishman; one brother, Donald A. Cope of Pennsville, Pa.; one sister, Carmella Hardy of Dunbar, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

John Unger Jr., 78, of Citrus Springs
John L. Unger Jr., 78, of Citrus Springs died April 30, 1998, at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River. He was born in Cambridge, Pa., and came here from Erie, Pa., 18 years ago. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 4864 in Citrus Springs, the Rainbow Lakes Estates Country Club and the Citrus Springs Neighborhood Watch. He served in the United States Army.
Surviving are his wife, Marg-uerite Unger of Citrus Springs; two sons, David Unger of Erie, Pa., and Richard Unger of Sinking Spring, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

John Mueller, 80, of Inverness
John A. Mueller, 80, of Inverness died Friday, May 1, 1998, at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., on July 13, 1917, to the late Emil and Susan (Costello) Mueller, he came here 14 years ago from there. Mr. Mueller was retired from the city of New York. He was a World War II Navy veteran. His memberships included the Elks Lodge and Lakeside Golf and Country Club. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
Surviving are his wife, Muriel (Bowcock) Mueller; one son, Ronald A. Mueller of Ontario, Canada; one daughter, Dorothy Dexter of Washingtonville, N.Y.; two brothers, Melvin Mueller of Bothell, Wash., and Richard Mueller of Staten Island, N.Y.; four sisters, Muriel Peirano of Staten Island, N.Y., Lorraine Mueller of Inverness, Eleanor Bang of Parlin, N.J., and Joan Nellis of Staten Island, N.Y.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Phyllis Snyder, 86, of Dunnellon
Phyllis M. Snyder, 86, of Dunnellon died Thursday, April 30, 1998. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and came here 15 years ago from Harrisburg, Pa. She was a clerk for the state of Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Crystal River Church of God.
Surviving are her daughter, Barbara L. Snyder of Dunnellon, and her nephew, Walter Pitt of Dallas, Texas.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Lester Buchner, 83, of Hernando 
Lester W. Buchner, 83, of Hernando died Monday, May 4, 1998. He was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and came to Hernando 26 years ago from Youngstown, N.Y. Mr. Buchner was a retired garage supervisor for New York Telephone. 
He was a member of the Lions Club, Youngstown, N.Y.; Telephone Pioneers of America; Youngstown First Presbyterian Church and the National Guard.
He was the husband of the late Mrs. Joyce A. Buchner, who died Oct. 12, 1988.
Surviving are his two sons, Lawrence W. of Hernando and Dennis R. of Youngstown, N.Y.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Alma Buschman, 84, of Inverness 
Alma Gilley Geiger Buschman, 84, of Inverness died Sunday, May 3, 1998, in Dade City. Born in Williston on March 28, 1914 to the late Waldo and Ethel Tyner Gilley, she came to Citrus County in 1945 from there.
She is survived by one son, Fred W. Geiger Jr. of Pensacola; three daughters, Betty Zane Grant of Dade City, Carolyn A. McLeod of Weeki Wachee and Emily Williams of Tallahassee; four sisters, Marie Meeks of Elzey, Sarah Schwenkee of Orlando, Alice M. Bryan of Longwood, Calif., and Dorothy Brosch of St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Buschman and her daughter, Frances Virginia.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Walter Dudkowsky, 89, of Inverness 
Walter Dudkowsky, 89, of Inverness died Saturday, May 2, 1998. He was born in New York City, N.Y., and came to Inverness 16 years ago from Queens, N.Y. Mr. Dudkowsky was a retired supervisor for the Postal Service and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. 
He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Helen Pauska of South Ozone Park, N.Y.; a nephew; and a great-niece and great-nephew.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Lee Paulin, 96, of Plant City
Lee Etta Paulin, 96, of Plant City died Monday, May 4, 1998. She was born in Mobile, Ala., and came to Plant City 13 years ago from there. Mrs. Paulin was Catholic.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Mrs. Mary Sparenberg and Mr. Sidney J. Screws; and six great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Robert Rogers, 83, of Inverness 
Robert M. Rogers, 83, of Inverness died Sunday, May 3, 1998, in Searcy, Ark. Mr. Rogers was born in Fayette, Tenn., and came to Inverness 40 years ago from Wildwood. 
He was a retired lineman for Sprint Telephone Company. He was Methodist. 
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Hutchinson.
Surviving are two sons, Harold of Salt Springs, Fla., and Robert M. II of Georgia; two daughters, Ruth Kelley of Homosassa and Brenda Varn of Welaka, Fla.; three brothers, Jesse Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., Lawrence of Waynesboro, Tenn., and Johnny of Florence, Ala.; two sisters, Doris Yarbro of Stanton, Tenn., and Nan O'Neal of Clinton, Ark.; a nephew, Allen Yarbro of Loretto, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Rita DiDomenico, 80, of Homosassa 
Rita M. DiDomenico, 80, of Homosassa died Monday, May 4, 1998, at her residence. She was born in Worcester, Mass., and came to Homosassa 24 years ago from Villas, N.J. Mrs. DiDomenico was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church of Crystal River.
She is survived by her son, Charles F. DiDomenico of Homosassa; her daughter, Rita M. Shelinsky of Webster, Mass.; three grandsons; one great-grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Peter McCarrick, 74, of Dunnellon 
Peter McCarrick, 74, of Dunnellon died Monday, May 4, 1998, at his residence. He was born in Boonton, N.J., and came here from Tuckerton, N.J., 12 years ago. Mr. McCarrick was a retired state criminal investigator; former sheriff's officer with Ocean County Sheriff's Department, detective with Newark Police Department and principal investigator with the Public Advocates Office of State of New Jersey, Mays Landing, N.J. He was Catholic. 
He served during World War II in the United States Army 781st Tank Battalion.
He was a member of American Irish Club of Citrus County, Homosassa VFW Post No. 8698, Inglis; and American Legion Post No. 493, Mystic Islands, N.J.
He was former vice president and president of the State of New Jersey Public Defenders Investigators Association.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Ellen C. McCarrick of Dunnellon; son, John of Boca Raton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Ova Roberts, 82, of Hernando 
Ova Barbra Roberts, 82, of Hernando died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County.
Born in Aikol, W.Va., to Halleck and Cora Pauley on Aug. 10, 1915, she came here 22 years ago from Jarrettsville, Md. Mrs. Roberts was Baptist.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Marshall Roberts of Hernando; two sons, Bob H. of Baltimore, Md., and Larry of Jarrettsville, Md.; three daughters, Clarice Blevins of Bel Air, Md., Nancy Howell of Hernando and Dottie Roberts of Inverness; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
 
Evelyn Gill, 73, of Beverly Hills 
Evelyn K. Gill, 73, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, May 5, 1998. She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and came here 12 years ago from there. Mrs. Gill was a cashier in the retail industry and a co-owner of the Beverly Hills Bowl. She was a Methodist and a member of the Beverly Hills Community Church. She was a past member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Harry F. Nesbitt Post No. 10087 of Beverly Hills.
Surviving are her two daughters, Pat Franitza and husband Jerry of Cleveland, Tenn., and Judy Kucharski and husband Chuck of Burlington, Wis.; one brother, Elmer Korlewski of Wisconsin; two sisters, Lorrie Moberg of Beverly Hills and Billie McLaine of Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Mike, Mark, Wendy and Craig; and many nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Natalie O'Sullivan, 87, of Beverly Hills 
Natalie S. O'Sullivan, 87, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at Life Care Center of Citrus County in Lecanto. She was born in Corona, N.Y., and came here 23 years ago from Flushing, N.Y. She was a retired clerk in the insurance industry. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills.
Surviving are her sister, Elaine S. Haines of Olney, Md.; brother-in-law, Frank Ferramosca of Flushing, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Ada Prentice, 91, of Beverly Hills 
Ada B. Prentice, 91, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, May 5, 1998. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and came to Beverly Hills three years ago from Fort Lauderdale. Mrs. Prentice was Baptist.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Esther L. Whitehead of Beverly Hills; cousin, Mrs. Nancy Weaterman; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Arthur Young, 78, of Crystal River 
Arthur E. Young, 78, of Crystal River died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born to Emily and Bertram Young on Nov. 20, 1919, in Maywood, Ill. He moved here from Sequim, Wash., four years ago. He was a retired industrial scrap dealer. He was Catholic. He was a past member of the Elks and he enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, bowling, golfing and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine V. Young of Crystal River; three children, Pamela Jeanne Lorenz of Vancouver, Wash., William Michael Young of Marco Island and Janet Lorraine Kiel of Zeeland, Mich.; one sister, Fey Tanner of Eau Claire, Wis.; and seven grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.
 
Brittany Anderson, 8, of Crystal River 
Brittany Nicole Anderson, 8, of Crystal River died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital after a long illness. Brittany was born in Inverness on Feb. 13, 1990, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Anderson Jr. of Crystal River. She will remain forever in her family's hearts.
Other surviving family members include four brothers, Richard J. Anderson III of Crestview, Camron Anderson, Alex Anderson and Devin Anderson, all of Crystal River; paternal grandparents, Richard J. Anderson Sr. and Barbara of Crystal River; maternal grandparents, Howard and Ronda Henderson of Largo; paternal great-grandmother, Louise Frey of Crystal River; and maternal great-grandmother, Louise Prater of Clearwater; and several aunts and uncles.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Roger Bilodeau, 55, of Hernando 
Roger G. Bilodeau, 55, of Hernando died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at his residence. He was born in Lewiston, Maine, and came here two and a half years ago from Stuart. Mr. Bilodeau was a manager in the boating industry. He was Catholic. He was a veteran of Vietnam era, serving in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Judy-Ann Bilodeau of Hernando; cousin, Claudette Haq of Kennebunkport, Maine; and several nephews and nieces.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Kenneth Dudley, 74, of Hernando 
Kenneth Erwin Dudley, 74, of Hernando died Wednesday, May 6, 1998. He was born in Providence, R.I., and came to Hernando 13 years ago from St. Petersburg. Mr. Dudley was a retired Dart Supervisor for General Telephone Company after 26 years of service. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. he was a World War II Navy veteran. He was Protestant.
Surviving are his three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Sabins of Bradenton, Mrs. Deborah Zippenfell, Mrs. Karen Baker, both of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Chapman of St. Petersburg and Mrs. Jenny Dudley of Maine; and five grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Marvin Godwin, 53, of Homosassa 
Marvin Earl Godwin, 53, of Homosassa died Wednesday, May 6, 1998. He was born in Dallas, Texas, and came to Homosassa 11 years ago from Erin, Tenn. Mr. Godwin was a truck driver. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of Texas in 1966. He was a member of the VFW Post 8189, Crystal River, American Legion, Post 166, Crystal River. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was Catholic. He was husband of the late Mrs. Karen Lee Godwin, who died Jan. 23, 1998.
Surviving are his three daughters, Ms. Michele D. Godwin of Austin, Texas, Ms. Lori D. King of Bedford, Texas, and Ms. Aisling D. King of Nashville, Tenn.; brother, James Glen Godwin of Dallas, Texas; sister, Mrs. Alma Jean Willing Ram of Granberry, Texas; and one grandson, Taylor King of Bedford, Texas.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Homosassa Chapel.

Marguerite Gray, 96, of Beverly Hills 
Marguerite Elizabeth Gray, 96, of Beverly Hills died Wednesday, May 6, 1998. She was born in South Hampton, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills 16 years ago from there. Mrs. Gray was Catholic. She was wife of the late Mr. James Edwin Gray, who died in 1960.
Surviving are her son, James B. Gray of Beverly Hills; a grandson, Andrew Edwin Gray of South Hampton, N.Y.; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher Gray and Jessica Gray, both of South Hampton, N.Y.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Jean Hobbs, 77, of Inverness 
Jean Harr Hobbs, 77, of Inverness died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice. Born in Grafton, W.Va., on March 10, 1921, to the late Brooks and Hallie Malone Harr, she came to Citrus County 12 years ago from Fort Wayne, Ind. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. She was a graduate of Fort Wayne School of Nursing. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Her husband, Joseph, preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 1992.
Surviving are three sons, Joseph A. Jr., Thomas M., and William G., all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three daughters, Mary Foppiano of Clarksburg, W. Va., Margie Schoenauer of Treasure Island and Sylvia Holloway of Inverness; one sister, Marianna Harr of Buchanan, W. Va.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Helen Osborne, 71, of Dunnellon
Helen Holt Osborne, 71, of Rainbow Lakes Estates, Dunnellon, died Wednesday, May 6, 1998 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and came to Dunnellon from Hialeah in 1981. Mrs. Osborne was a retired production scheduler with the medical industry. She was a member of Women of the Moose in Hialeah. She enjoyed her home and family.
Surviving are two sons, Andrew Osborne of Wilton Manors and Daniel Osborne of Littleton, Colo.; two daughters, Christine Hodges of Boynton Beach and Donna Marr of Fort Worth, Texas; four grandchildren; and a sister, Miriam Rowe of Greensboro, N.C.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Pauline Pelley, 76, of Homosassa 
Pauline E. Pelley, 76, of Homosassa died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. She was born in Worcester, Mass., and came to Homosassa five years ago from Oregon City, Ore. Mrs. Pelley was a retired catering supervisor. She was Catholic.
Surviving are her husband, Ralph H. Pelley of Homosassa; two brothers, Charles G. Martin of Oregon City, Ore., and Frank Martin of No. Smithfield, R.I.; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Rhubell Tribble, 79, of Hernando 
Rhubell Tribble, 79, of Hernando died Friday, May 1, 1998, at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. She was born in Hernando and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Tribble of Hernando; three sons, Ernest Tribble of Miramar, Larry Tribble of Pine Ridge, and James Paul Tribble of Naples; three daughters, Evelyn Richardson of Citrus Springs, Evalyn Tribble of Hernando and Alice Hayes of Gainesville; four brothers, Frank Smith of Vallejo, Calif., Clarence Smith of Tuston, Calif., Samuel Smith of Inverness and Isiah Smith of Hernando; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Cason Funeral Chapel, Inverness.

Charlotte Wade, 53, of Inglis 
Charlotte Ann Husky Wade, 53, of Inglis died Monday, May 4, 1998, at Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville. She was born in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and came to Inglis 19 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inglis and VFW Post No. 8698 Auxiliary. She was a country music entertainer. She recorded music and sang in Nashville, Tenn.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Wade of Inglis; daughter, Patricia Powell of Palatka; five stepdaughters, Linda Roche of Tampa, Laurie Griswold of Valdosta, Ga., Bonnie Wade of Athens, Ga., Julie Shanks and T.J. Wade, both of Ocala; two grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.
 
Raymond Deering Sr., 76, of Beverly Hills 
Raymond J. Deering Sr., 76, of Beverly Hills died Friday, May 8, 1998. He was born in Lake Placid, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills six years ago from Pompano Beach. Mr. Deering was a retired policeman; a World War II Marine Corps veteran; recipient of the Purple Heart; a Catholic; and predeceased by his son, John T., in 1994.
Surviving are his wife, Anna Pornovetz Deering of New York; two sons, Raymond J. Jr. of Coral Springs, and Dennis A. of Plainfield, N.J.; daughter, Mrs. Beverly A. Straz of S. Plainfield, N.J.; three stepsons, Paul Schmid of AuSable Forks, N.Y.; James Schmid and Michael Schmid, both of New Jersey; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Linda DeIonno of Apex, N.C.; Mrs. Evelyn Schenck of Holder and Ms. Arlene Schmid of New Jersey; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Walker-Deering of Beverly Hills; brother, Charles, of New York; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and companion of 23 years, Ms. Helen Schmid of Beverly Hills.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

John Lear, 87, of Floral City 
John Lear, 87, of Floral City died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Madison County, Ky., on Sept. 16, 1910, to the late William and Sally Lear, he came here with his late wife, Idell Lear, 20 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio. Mr. Lear was a retired iron worker for the H.P. Deuscher Foundry in Hamilton, Ohio, and a member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are his son, Donald R. Layer of Fairfield, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Victor, Anthony and Travis.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Henrietta Lewis, 101, of Inverness 
Henrietta Martha Lewis, 101, of Inverness died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Mariner Health of Inverness. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 1896, she came here 21 years ago from Little Falls, N.J. Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker and a Catholic.
She is survived by three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dorothy Vachunek, Jan. 21, 1986, and son-in-law, Milton Vachunek, Feb. 25, 1993.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Helen Zander, 90, of Lecanto 
Helen Belle Zander, 90, of Lecanto died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Brentwood Health Care in Lecanto. Born in Pleasant Green, Mo., on Dec. 2, 1907, to the late Edgar and Essie (Long) Brubaker, she came here 11 years ago from Silver Springs, Md. She retired from the congressional offices as an administrative assistant with 25 years of service. She was Protestant. Mrs. Zander was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Zander, in 1980.
Surviving are two sisters, Evelyn Banning of Sedalia, Mo., and Virginia Howard of Bethesda, Md.; one niece, Emily E. Veracka of Hernando; and three nephews.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Robert Boyer, 71, of Dunnellon
Robert E. Boyer, 71, of Dunnellon died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in New York, he came to the area from California in 1968. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. He was a member Rainbow Lakes VFW Post 8201 and Holy Faith Episcopal Church. 
He is survived by his daughter, Anna Boyer of Inverness; and grandson, Bobby Boyer of Inverness.

Raymond Burse, 69, of Ocala
Raymond Richard Burse, 69, of Ocala died May 8, 1998. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., and came here from Framingham, Mass., 22 years ago. Mr. Burse was a former volunteer firefighter in Mendon, N.Y. He was a member of the Dunnellon Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Burse of Ocala; three sons, Richard Burse of Cedar Key;, Edward Burse of New York and Mark Burse of New York; three daughters, Virginia Derrick of New York; Cheri Dussinger of Pennsylvania and Machel Schaffer of New York; four sisters, Shirley Reed of New York; Betty Zuhlsdorf of New York; Ruth Reed of New York and Sharon Bischoff of Florida; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Domenica D'Antonio, 85, of Citrus Springs
Domenica D'Antonio, 85, of Citrus Springs died Saturday, May 9, 1998 at Timber Ridge Nursing Home. Born in Providence, R.I., she moved here from Fort Lauderdale. Mrs. D'Antonio was the owner of her own restaurant. She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Maria Silvio of Citrus Springs; brother, Anthony Rianna of Cranston, R.I.; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Harold McLimans, 83, of Inverness
Harold Lester McLimans, 83, of Inverness died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born in Mount Ida, Wis., on May 8, 1914, to the late Lester and Jeanette (Schneider) McLimans and he came here 11 years ago from Marquette, Mich. Mr. McLimans was a retired dairy farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Calvary Christian Center.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Irene (Frazier) McLimans; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry G. and Janet McLimans of Houston, Texas; Dennis G. and Beth McLimans of Sumter, S.C., and Randall H. and Carolyn McLimans of Darien Wisconsin; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Helen McLimans of Madison, Wis,. and Willard and Dorothy McLimans of Madison, Wis.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Albert and Kathryn Rector of Fennimore, Wis.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Mary Perez, 82, of Crystal River
Mary L. Perez, 82, of Crystal River died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., and came here two years ago from Albertson, Long Island, N.Y. She was a retired secretary and a member of St. Aidan's Catholic Church of Williston Park in Long Island, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gabriel Perez in January of 1994.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Christman and Suzanne R. Curtain both of Crystal River; two brothers, Joseph S. Gest of Long Island, N.Y. and Stanley W. Gest of Mount Holly, N.J.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Mary Schrier, 75, of Hernando
Mary Mandaro Schrier, 75, of Hernando died Thursday, May 7, 1998. She was born in Asbury Park, N.J., and came to Hernando three years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a retired psychiatric aid for the New York State Psychiatric Hospital, Kings Park, Long Island, N.Y. She was Catholic.
Surviving are her husband, Gerald Schrier of Hernando; one son Anthony Orifici of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Michael of Asbury Park, N.J., and Thomas of Lumberton, N.C.; one sister, Elizabeth of Asbury Park, N.J.; and a dear friend, Irene Landsay of Hernando.
Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness Chapel.

Donald Sheets, 85, of Beverly Hills
Donald Elroy Sheets, 85 of Beverly Hills died Friday May 8, 1998. He was born in Lansing, Mich., and came here 20 years ago from Traverse City, Mich. He was a retired owner of the Dilworth Hotel in Boyne City, Mich. Mr. Sheets was a member of the Beverly Hills Community Church. He was a past member of the Beverly Hills Civic Association, the past president of the Rotary Club in Boyne City, Mich., and a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity of Michigan State University.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth M. Sheets of Beverly Hills; one daughter, Bonnie L. Sheets of Sarasota; two sons, Marshall T. Sheets of Taiwan and Thomas G. Sheets of Boyne City, Mich.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Gustav Titz, 69, of Beverly Hills
Gustav ''Gus'' L. Titz, 69, of Beverly Hills died Friday, May 8, 1998. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills 10 years ago from Queens, N.Y. Mr. Titz was a retired supervisor of maps and records for Con Edison Electrical Utility. He was a Korean conflict Navy Veteran. He was a member of Pine Ridge Golf Club in Beverly Hills; German American Club in New Port Richey; Beverly Hills Fishing Club and the Knights of Columbus Golf Club in Beverly Hills. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills; 
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Pauline Markowitz Titz of Beverly Hills; one son, Robert A. Titz of Queens, N.Y.; one daughter, Karen LeVasseur of Orlando; one brother, Albert Titz of Queens, N.Y.; and two grandsons.
Hooper Funeral Home, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Charles Warneck, 85, of Inverness
Charles H. Warneck, 85, of Inverness died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Mariner Health of Inverness. He was born in New York City on July 1, 1912, and he came here eight years ago from Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Warneck was a retired Sunoco Service Station owner in Hollywood with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was Presbyterian.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Winifred (Lockhoff) Warneck; one son, Robert C. Warneck of Crystal River; one daughter, Carol Stewart of Pembroke Pines; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Mary Bass, 75, of Floral City
Mary Elizabeth Bass, 75, of Floral City died on Saturday, May 9, 1998, at her home. She was born in St. Petersburg and came here 35 years ago from Clearwater.
Surviving are her husband, Madison G. Bass; two sons, Wayne Bass of Inverness and Richard A. Bass of Homosassa; two brothers, Melvin Anderson of Crawfordville, Fla. and Monroe Anderson of Tennessee; three sisters, Annie Mae Saulsbury of Jacksonville, Ethel Gainey and Burbee Thomason, both of Daytona Beach; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Margaret Blasband, 83, of Inverness
Margaret Sabol Blasband, 83, of Inverness died Saturday, May 9, 1998. She was born in Cambria County, Pa., and came to Inverness five years ago from Swedeland, Pa. She was a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bridgeport, Pa. and the Rosary Society of the church. She was co-owner of Blasband's Grocery Store in Swedeland with her husband, the late Milton Blasband who died in May, 1982.
Surviving are her son, Charles A. Blasband of Inverness; a brother, Thomas Sabol of Roxborough, Pa.; four sisters, Mary Eskie of Bridgeport, Pa.; Helen Crowley of Norristown, Pa.; Marion Lukens of Orlando and Eleanor Colliliouri of Audubon, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Hamaday of Swedeland; and four grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

John Finnegan, 76, of Homosassa
John Joseph Finnegan, 76, of Homosassa died Saturday, May 9, 1998. He was born in New York City, N.Y., and came here 11 years ago from Hicksville, N.Y. He was a manager for the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, a member of the St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, a past president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a life member of the Knights of Columbus No. 6954. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a founder of the American-Irish Club of West Citrus and the Irish Gift Shop with his wife. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 8189 in Homosassa, the American Legion Post No. 166 in Homosassa Springs, a shipmate on the USS President Jackson and an active member of the Irish Northern Aid Committee.
Surviving are his wife, Audrey M. Cummings Finnegan, five sons, John J. Finnegan of Ithaca, N.Y.; Kevin Finnegan of Long Island, N.Y.; Brian Finnegan and Brendon Finnegan, both of Hicksville, and Dennis Finnegan of San Francisco, Calif.; three daughters, Margaret Mahoney of Sandwich, Maine; Elizabeth Vigil of Williston, Vt., and Patricia Knowlden of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, William Finnegan of Park Ridge, N.J. and Matthew Finnegan of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Mary Coyle of Old Bridge, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Home, Homosassa.

Clifford Stone, 70, of Floral City
Clifford Deane Stone, 70, of Floral City died Friday, May 8, 1998, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice. He retired in 1990 from Mayflower Trucking Co. of Indianapolis, Ind. He was a member of the Lake Panasoffkee Moose Lodge, a World War II Army veteran and a Protestant.
Surviving are his wife, Leona Burgess Stone, two sons, Ray Dean Stone of Vacaville and Robert Joseph Stone of Sacramento, Calif.; two daughters, Diane Lee Thompson of San Bernadino, Calif. and Patricia Suthowski of Vista, Calif.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


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