Miscellaneous Citrus County, Florida Obituaries - 1999

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Mary Belanger, 95, of Gainesville
Mary Catherine Belanger, 95, of Gainesville and formerly of Dunnellon, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999. She was born in Canada. She was a retired bank teller. She moved to Gainesville in 1992. She was Catholic.Surviving is her brother, John J. McIntyre of Madison, Maine.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Donald Bennett, 85, of Lecanto
Donald F. Bennett, 85, of Lecanto, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, in the Ocala Regional Medical Center. He was born in Olney, Ill., and moved here from St. Petersburg 32 years ago. He was a retired, self-employed retail salesman. He was a former member of the Elks Club of St. Petersburg. He was Methodist.
Surviving are his wife, Garnett; a son, Donald and his wife, Dezrie, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Nuding of Lecanto; five grandchildren, Donald A., Deanne, Michael, Cheryl and Christopher; and seven grandchildren.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

Arno Graefe, 80, of Inverness
Arno Ludwig Graefe, 80, of Inverness, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born in Chicago on Sept. 23, 1918, to Hans and Joanna Manier Graefe and moved here 10 years ago from Lake Geneva, Wis. Mr. Graefe was a retired project foreman in the construction industry. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Pheonix Gun Club in Brooksville.
Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, Delores; two sons, Richard of West Palm Beach and Robert of Longview, Texas; two brothers, Walter of Marco Island and Howard of Rockford, Ill.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

James Myers, 75, of Floral City
James R. Myers, 75, of Floral City, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, in the Life Care Center of Lecanto. He was born in Aurora, W.Va., on March 6, 1923, to Harold and Margaret Becker Myers. He moved to Florida 15 years ago from Ridgeley, W.Va. He was a retired lathe operator. He was a U.S. army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Floral City United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two brothers, Homer S. and Harold J., both of Aurora; and a sister, Jessie Fedorow, also of Aurora. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beulah, in 1986, and his second wife, Pauline, in 1998. He also survived the death of his infant son, a brother, Otis, and two sisters, Mary McMillen and Nellie McGrath.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Otto Peters, 74, of Beverly Hills
Otto Peters, 74, of Beverly Hills, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999. He was born in Varel, Germany, and moved to Beverly Hills in 1986 from Selden, N.Y. He was a retired cabinet maker for Brookhaven National Laboratories. He was a member of the Beverly Hills Recreation Association. He was Lutheran.
Surviving are his wife, Ursula; a daughter, Karin Pape of Miller Place, N.Y.; a half-brother, August Kohne of West Germany; and a half-sister, Marga Pohl of Schoharie, N.Y. Hooper Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

Mary Solombrino, 79, of Inverness
Mary Solombrino, 79, of Inverness, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born in New York on May 5, 1919, and moved to Florida 24 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a retired seamstress. She was a member of the Inverness Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, Henry ''Hank'' of San Antonio, Texas, and Thomas of Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Rae Kweller of Queens, N.Y.; a brother, Martin Lomangino of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Anna Chirozi, Elmont, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She survived her first husband, Henry Solombrino, who died in 1983, and her second husband, Frank Carter, who died in 1993.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Thomas Spratt, 66, of Crystal River
Thomas F. Spratt, 66, of Crystal River, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, under the loving care of his family and Hospice. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 23, 1932, to Joseph and Mary Weir Spratt and moved to Florida five years ago from Bristol, N.H. He retired as a detective with the New York City Police Department after 23 years of service. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was past commandant of the Marine Corps League No. 819. He belonged to the American Legion Post No. 155, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Inverness Elks Lodge No. 2522, Knights of Columbus (fourth degree), American Irish Club of Citrus County and the Hibernians. He was a member of the St. Scholastica Parish in Lecanto, where he served as the pastor's assistant and was active in the church building fund program.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Patricia; two sons, Thomas E. of New Windsor, N.Y., and Frederick J. of East Meadow, N.Y.; a daughter, Elaine Greenzang of Commack, N.Y.; two brothers, Joseph of Bayonet Point and Raymond of Homosassa; two sisters, Mary Bowlby of Bristol, N.H., and Bernadette Kirschenbaum of Toms River, N.J.; and five grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Muriel Sprayberry, 75, of Floral City
Muriel Elsie Sprayberry, 75, of Floral City, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was born in Needham, Mass., on June 13, 1923, to John E. and Elsie E. Crowell Brundrett and moved here from St. Petersburg in 1973. She was a past two-term president of the Horace Carter VFW Post NO. 2498 Ladies Auxiliary of Needham. She was a homemaker. She was Baptist.
Surviving are her loving husband of 54 years, Samuel; a daughter, Beverly Long of Floral City; a brother, Lewis Brundrett of Pompfert, Conn.; two grandchildren, Thomas D. Long III and Deborah A. Butler; and one great-granddaughter, Cheryl A. Butler.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Thomas Steigele, 34, of Mt. Siani, N.Y.
Thomas S. Steigele, 34, of Mount Sinai, N.Y., the son of Lawrence and Carole Steigele of Dunnellon, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in Hampton Bays, N.Y. He was a lifelong resident of New York and a carpenter. He belonged to the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Larry Jr. of Shirley, N.Y., and John of Cooper City; two sisters, Carole of Mount Sinai and Deborah Pritchard of Crystal River; numerous nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.
Wilder Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

William Colvin, 88, of Crystal River
William Henry Colvin, 88, of Crystal River, formerly of Citrus Springs, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999. He was born in Ruso, N.D., and came to Citrus Springs 28 years ago from Springfield, Ill. Mr. Colvin retired from the Illinois Drivers License Bureau as director. He was a member of the Citrus Springs Country Club. He was active in AARP; Citrus Springs community affairs. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was the husband of the late Margaret Elizabeth Kiser Colvin, who died Nov. 10, 1997.
Surviving are his son, John Timothy Colvin of Jackson, Mich.; daughter, Jean Colvin Delano of Atlanta; brother, Russell H. of Hendersonville, N.C.; and a grandson, Bryan Cahill Delano of Atlanta.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Edward Donnery, 58, of Inverness
Edward Franklin Donnery, 58, of Inverness died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in Katy, Texas. He was born in New York City and came to Inverness 22 years ago from there. Mr. Donnery was owner/operator of a trucking business. He formerly owned Kween Kleen Laundromat in Citrus Plaza, Inverness; graduated from Bishop Dubois High School, New York City and St. Anne's Academy. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was Catholic. He was the son of the late Patrick Joseph Donnery, who died June 3, 1993.
Surviving are his mother, Elinor Smith Donnery of Inverness; sister, Margaret A. (James) Delfraisse of Katy, Texas; two aunts, Marguerite Veltman and Florence Hafke, both of Inverness; three nephews, Michael E., Keith E., and John B. Raughter of Katy, Texas; and a grand-nephew, Michael E. Raughter Jr. of Katy, Texas.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Edward Doyle, 90, of Beverly Hills 
Edward H. Doyle, 90, of Beverly Hills died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in Douglasville, Ga. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 22 years ago from Levittown, N.Y. He was a truck driver in the trucking industry. Mr. Doyle was Catholic. He was a member of the Beverly Hills Lions Club, VFW Post No. 10087 of Beverly Hills, and the Beverly Hills Fishing Club.
Surviving are his son, Thomas C. of Douglasville, Ga.; two daughters, Barbara Ann Cordova of Port Charlotte and Linda Ann Bennett of West Palm Beach; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Frances Heyser, 84, formerly of Inverness
Frances Zuccaro Heyser, 84, of Baton Rouge, La., former Inverness resident, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in Our Lady of The Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Born Oct. 1, 1914, in Cleveland, she lived in Dade County before moving to Inverness. She was a former member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Mary Ann) Atkinson of Baton Rouge, La.; sister, Rita Petro of Cleveland; four grandchildren, Matthew, Phillip, Margaret and Theresa Atkinson; and six nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Heyser on July 13, 1986, and her sister, Mary Didona.
Memorials requested to St. Vincent dePaul Society.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Marion Hollis, 79, of Hernando 
Marion Ruth Hollis, 79, of Hernando died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in Citrus Health & Rehab Center of Inverness following a lengthy illness. Born in Pulaski, N.Y., on May 8, 1919, to the late Frank and Ruth Wardwell Hollis, she came to Florida in 1985 from Cicero, N.Y., where she was a hairdresser for many years.
She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Frederick (Beverly) Soule of Hernando, and many nieces and nephews.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Harry Meakin, 100, of Lecanto 
Harry Jackson Meakin, 100, of Lecanto died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999. Born in Saginaw, Mich., Mr. Meakin came to Lecanto two months ago from Winter Haven. He was a retired school teacher in the education industry. Mr. Meakin was Methodist. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a 33rd Degree Mason in Dearborn, Mich. He was a member of Michigan State Teachers Association; and member of Shriner's in Dearborn, Mich.
He is survived by his son, Charles, of Hernando; one sister, Marilyn Shealy of Hopkins, Mich.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Thomas Spratt, 66, of Crystal River 
Thomas F. Spratt, 66, of Crystal River died at home Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, under the loving care of his family and Hospice. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 23, 1932, to Joseph and Mary Weir Spratt, he came to Florida five years ago from Bristol, N.H. He retired from the Detective Division of the Central Park New York City Police Department with 23 years of service. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean conflict. He was a member of St. Scholastica Parish in Lecanto where he served as the pastor's assistant and was active in the church building fund program. He was Past Commandant of the Marine Corps League No. 819. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 155; Inverness Elks Lodge No. 2522; Knights of Columbus (Fourth Degree); American Irish Club of Citrus County; and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Patricia Hurst Spratt of Crystal River; two sons, Thomas E. of New Windsor, N.Y., and Frederick J. of East Meadow, N.Y.; one daughter, Elaine Greenzang of Commack, N.Y.; two brothers, Joseph of Bayonet Point and Raymond of Homosassa; two sisters, Mary Bowlby of Bristol, N.H., and Bernadette Kirschenbaum of Toms River, N.J.; and five grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Jack Stringer, 52, of Inverness 
Pastor Jack F. Stringer, 52, of Inverness died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at his residence. Born in Columbus, Ga., he came here seven years ago from Clearwater. He was pastor of the River of Life Christian Church in Inverness. He was a U.S. Marine veteran. He graduated from Inglewood High School in Jacksonville and went on to Countryside Christian Training Center and received his bachelor's degree at Faith Theological Seminary, Tampa. He was a member of the Faith Outreach Ministerial Fellowship; Dean of the River of Life Bible College; instructor at the Calvary Chapel Training Center, New Port Richey. He was on the Board of Directors at Living Waters Worship Center, Zephyrhills.
Surviving are his wife, Pastor Janice Proffitt K. Stringer of Inverness; two sons, Jack E. and wife Cristen Stringer of Inverness and Jeffery and wife Mary Stringer of Clearwater; and three grandchildren, Lindsey, Jacob and Chelsea.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Robert Bianchet, Sr., 67, of Sugarmill Woods
Robert Floyd Bianchet Sr., 67, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at his residence. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he came here 18 months ago from St. Petersburg. Mr. Bianchet worked for the U.S. Postal Service in St. Petersburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Homosassa.
Surviving are his wife, Alice M. (Mokris) Bianchet of Sugarmill Woods; three sons, Robert F. Jr. and wife Virginia of Seminole, David G. and James M. both of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Paula L. Bianchet of Zolfo Springs and Sandra I. and husband Bruce Conard of Peachtree City, Ga.; a sister, Dolores Vever of Cleveland, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Mark Conard, Jack Conard and Maria Conard.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Henry Bosley, 60, of Ocala 
Henry F. ''Cookie'' Bosley, 60, of Ocala died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999. Born in Leominster, Mass., he came to Ocala in 1982 from Lexington, Ky. Mr. Bosley was a retired kiddie ride superintendent in the carnival industry. He was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and Navy. He was a member of Riverland Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Billie Bosley of Ocala; two sons, David and Kevin, both of Dunnellon; one daughter, Beverly Kelly of Dunnellon; two sisters, Virginia Morrisette and Judy Bosley both of Leominster, Mass.; his mother, Mabel Fultz of Leominster, Mass.; and six grandchildren, Anthony, Tiffany, Christopher, Brittany, Rebecca and Kayla.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Riverland Baptist Church in Henry's name.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Elaine Burdick, 79, of Crystal River 
Elaine D. Burdick, 79, of Crystal River died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at Harborside Healthcare. She was born in Milbank, S.D., and came to Crystal River 12 years ago from Stafford, Va. She was executive secretary for the joint chief of staffs, secretary of the Army and commandant of the Marine Corps. She received six accommodations for outstanding performance with the Department of Defense. She was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Crystal River. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are her daughters, Bonnie Perkins of Palm Harbor and Elaine Avadikian of Tanytown, Md.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Albert Bush, 84, of Inverness 
Albert C. Bush, 84, of Inverness died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at his residence. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 16, 1914, to the late Albert J. and Florance I. (Vinettea) Bush, he came here four years ago from there. Mr. Bush retired from Purolater Armored Car Services as a driver with 25 years of service. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his nephew, Norbert Bush of Inverness.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Rachel Davidson, 87, of Crystal River 
Rachel Emily Davidson, 87, of Crystal River died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. Born on Feb. 20, 1911, to Thurman and Lucy Williams in Fairfield County, Ohio, she came to this area 43 years ago from Clearwater. Mrs. Davidson was a homemaker and a member of several bowling leagues in Crystal River and an active member of STOP. She also was a member of the Lecanto Church of Christ. She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace Theodore Davidson, April 1980.
Surviving are four sons, Theodore and Wallace Leroy Davidson both of Crystal River, David Davidson of Pinellas Park, and James Allen Davidson of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Norma Jean Ogles of Jacksonville; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

John Davis Sr., 83, of Crystal River 
John H. Davis Sr., 83, of Crystal River died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Fairburn, Ga., he came here 19 years ago from Kentucky and was a master mechanic in construction. Mr. Davis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Homosassa.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret ''Peggy'' M. Davis of Crystal River; one son, John H. Jr. and wife Kay of Belle Glade; two stepdaughters, Tammy Wilson of Canton, Ohio, and Tracey Brittian of West Palm Beach; five grandchildren, Debra, David, Zach, Erin and Jeremy; and one great-granddaughter, Micaela.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Nancy Dodge, 64, of Inverness 
Nancy Lou Dodge, 64, of Inverness died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999. She was born in St. Petersburg, and came to Inverness 27 years ago from Hyden, Ky. Mrs. Dodge was a teacher in Sweetser, Ind., and Indianapolis, Ind.; a member of Unity of Citrus County; a Citrus Memorial Hospital volunteer; a member of Citrus County Medical Society Auxiliary; Citrus County Art League; and quilter of quilts. She was a 1952 graduate of St. Petersburg High School; a 1957 graduate of Taylor University, Upland, Ind., where she received her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics and English.
Surviving are her husband, Dr. Ralph Edward Dodge Jr. of Inverness; two sons, Dr. Randall Eugene (Colleen) Dodge of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Dr. Jeffrey Alan (Tammi) Dodge of Indianapolis, Ind.; one daughter, Amy Ruth (Paul) Alford of Bloomington, Ind.; a sister, Jean (Jim) Livingston of Inverness; and eight grandchildren, Rachel Jeneanne Dodge, Reid Edward Dodge, Meagan Elizabeth Dodge, Abigail Jean Dodge, Spencer Alan Dodge, Zachary Taylor Alford, Joshua Tobias Alford and Samuel Thomas Alford.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Nita Lynch, 85, of Williston 
Nita E. Lynch, 85, of Williston died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Oakview Regional Care Center in Williston. She was born in Hopkins County, Kentucky, and moved to Dunnellon 18 years ago from Indianapolis, Ind. She lived in Williston since 1992. She was a retired clerk for a county courthouse; a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Winslow, Ind. and active with the Annie Johnson Center in Dunnellon. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon.
Surviving are her daughter, Mary Francine Dunham of Dunnellon; two grandchildren, Sheri Peters of Dunnellon and Jim Dunham of McDonough, Ga.; and two great-grandchildren, Jassica Peters and Allen Peters both of Dunnellon.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

William Malone, 82, of Inverness 
William Thomas ''Tom'' Malone, 82, of Inverness died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999. He was born in Campton, Ga., and came to Inverness one year ago from Clearwater. Mr. Malone was a retired district manager for retail stores. He attended University of Georgia; member of the University of Georgia Lettermens Club and graduated from Georgia Military College. He was Protestant.
Surviving are his wife, Faith Campbell Malone of Inverness; four daughters, Anne Malone of Potsdam, N.Y., Lynn Malone-Suplee of Atlanta, Ga., Martha Zilkie of Manhattan, Kans., and Nancy Green of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Ray of Pensacola and Kirby of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Marion Berge of London, Ky.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Michael Pucillo, 62, of Hernando 
Michael Carl Pucillo, 62, of Hernando died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999. A native of Newark, N.J., he came here from Lake Ariel, Pa., eight years ago. He was an appraiser for the automobile industry. He was Catholic and attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict serving in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of Wanderers Car Club of Citrus County.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Pucillo of Hernando; mother, Louise Pucillo of New Jersey; three daughters, Angela Pucillo, Michele Pucillo both of Hernando, and Christina Pucillo of Cedar Grove, N.J.; two brothers, Frank of Fort Lauderdale and Pasquale of Seaford, Del.; two sisters, Annette Guerieri of New Jersey and Louise Meola of Hanover, N.J.; six grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Richard Caffarelli, 67, of Hernando
Richard Paul Caffarelli, 67, of Hernando died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born in Worcester, Mass., and came here 10 years ago from Lynchburg, Va. Mr. Caffarelli was a retired salesman for industrial supplies. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was Protestant. He was a member of the Masons of Inverness and the Moose Lodge of Lecanto.
Surviving are his wife, Clara Caffarelli of Hernando; four daughters, Donna Gentile of Greensboro, N.C., Sheree Wooldridge of Lynchburg, Va., Susan Brownell of Millbury, Mass., and Laurie Carroll of Chesterfield, Va.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Rachel Davidson, 87, of Crystal River 
Rachel Emily Davidson, 87, of Crystal River died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. Born on Feb. 20, 1911, to Thurman and Lucy Williams in Fairfield County, Ohio, she came to this area 43 years ago from Clearwater. Mrs. Davidson was a homemaker and a member of several bowling leagues in Crystal River and an active member of STOP. She also was a member of the Lecanto Church of Christ. She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace Theodore Davidson, April 1980.
Surviving are four sons, Theodore and Wallace Leroy Davidson both of Crystal River, David Davidson of Pinellas Park and James Allen Davidson of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Norma Jean Ogles of Jacksonville; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Frank DiPaola, 89, of Lecanto
Frank DiPaola, 89, of Lecanto, former resident of Inverness, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at Surrey Place of Lecanto. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 27, 1909, to the late Salvatore and Carmela DiPaola, he came to Florida 22 years ago from there. He was a retired bricklayer for Local No. 1 in Brooklyn. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. He also belonged to the Italian-American Club.
Surviving are one son, Frank of Sandy Hook, Conn.; one daughter, Camille Giovannone of Staten Island, N.Y.; one brother, Jerry of Inverness; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Anna DiPaola, on May 3, 1996.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Reuben Johnson, 86, of Dunnellon 
Reuben Elmore Johnson, 86, of Dunnellon died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. Born in Tallahassee, he came to Dunnellon 60 years ago from there. He was a school bus driver for Citrus County and insurance agent for Central Life Insurance Co., retired. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a trustee and member of the Finance Committee at First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Dunnellon; and member, Pallbearers Society No. 1. He also belonged to the VFW.
Surviving are his wife, Annie W. Johnson of Dunnellon; daughters, Florece Dixon and Mary Ann Green both of Hernando; son, Reuben Green of Dunnellon; brothers, Lamar and Henry both of Tallahassee; sisters, Florine Johnson and Inez Johnson both of Tallahassee; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
O.B. Samuel Funeral Home, Williston.

William McGee, 73, of Crystal River 
William ''Maggie'' Gilson McGee, 73, of Crystal River died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born to Katherine and Costello Hancock McGee on May 27, 1925, in Louisville, Ky. He moved here from Jacksonville 13 years ago. He was a retired manager for Southern Bell Telephone. He was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church in Jacksonville. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Quarterback Club and Kiwanis. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Seven Rivers Country Club.
Surviving are his wife, Tommie W. McGee of Crystal River; three children, Katherine E. Newton, W. Douglas McGee and Patrick D. McGee; one brother, James R. McGee; and five grandchildren, Scott A. Newton, Christopher S. McGee, Kerry D. McGee, Cassidy M. McGee and Sarah E. Newton.
Brown Funeral Home, State Road 44 between Crystal River and Lecanto.

Henry Miller, 74, of Inverness 
Henry E. ''Eddie'' Miller, 74, of Inverness died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 22, 1924, to Henry and May Miller, he came to Florida 19 years ago from there where he retired as a firefighter for the city of New York Fire Department with 30 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. Other memberships include Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, and Highlands Watch Surveillance where he served as treasurer.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Mary Prokop Miller of Inverness; son, Eddie Miller and his wife Sharon of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Susan Gebhard and her husband John of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.; and five grandchildren, Kristan, Joseph, Erika, Keith and Christopher.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Helen Niedzwiki, 62, of Homosassa 
Helen M. Niedzwiki, 62, of Homosassa died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999. She was born in New Briton, Conn., and came to Homosassa in March 1998, from Hawley, Pa. Mrs. Niedzwiki was an active member in the American Legion Auxiliary, Hawley, Pa. Post 311 where she served as president for five years. She was Catholic. She was wife of the late Stanley Niedzwiki, who died Dec. 28, 1997.
Surviving are three sons, Richard Johnson of Homosassa, Eric Johnson of Middletown, Del., and Edward Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa.; three daughters, Debra Hanko of Fairless Hills, Pa., Tina DiPadova of Salisbury, Md., and Beth Kern of Fort Bragg, N.C.; and 12 grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Homosassa Chapel.

Eleanor Rand, 89, formerly of Homosassa
Eleanor Emogene Rand, 89, of Quincy, Ill., formerly of Homosassa Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999. She was born in Springboro, Pa., and lived most of her life in Madison, Ohio, where she and her husband owned a farm and greenhouse. She was a hybridizer of African violets. She and her husband owned Downey's Bay Vacationland in Sheenboro, Quebec for 10 years before retiring to Homosassa Springs in 1978. After her husband's death in 1997, she moved to be with her daughter in Quincy, Ill.
Surviving are one son, Dr. Martin Rand of Willard, N.Y.; one daughter, Patricia Griffen of Quincy, Ill.; five grandchildren, Craig Rand of Pittsford, N.Y., Debbi Stark of Fairport, N.Y., Michael Bliss of Nashville, Tenn., Robert Bliss of Tarpon Springs and Connie Solazzo of Clermont; and seven great-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Juanita Renberg, 96, of Crystal River 
Juanita Ann Renberg, 96, of Crystal River died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at the Crystal River Health and Rehab Center in Crystal River. Born in Albany, N.Y., on Aug. 13, 1902, to Henry and Julia Wolf, Mrs. Renberg came to this area 30 years ago from Kenosha, Wis. She was a homemaker. She was Presbyterian.
Surviving are two sons, Richard A. Renberg of Seneca, S.C., and Eugene A. Renberg of Kenosha, Wis.; one brother, Frank Wolf of Waukegen, Wis.; one sister, Marjorie Noll of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Katharine Rice, 68, of Beverly Hills 
Katharine F. Rice, 68, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999. Mrs. Rice was a retired dental assistant. She was born in Bethel, Ohio, and moved to Beverly Hills in 1996. She was Protestant and belonged to Place of Grace Community Christian Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Reba Wheeler of Citrus Springs; son, Rick Jett of Marion, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Jeanne Ruh, 72, of Sugarmill Woods
Jeanne M. Ruh, 72, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. She was born to Loretta and Harry DeHaas on Oct. 11, 1926, in Buffalo, N.Y. She moved here from Orchard Park, N.Y., 19 years ago. She was a retired registered nurse. She was a graduate of Mount Mercy School of Nursing. She was Catholic. She was a member of the Sugarmill Woods Swingers Golf Association and the Women of Sugarmill Woods. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Garlick.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Edward J. Ruh of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa; four sons, William Ruh of Jacksonville, Edward and Debora Ruh of Rockville, Va., Thomas Ruh of Orchard Park, N.Y., and Dennis and Judith Ruh of Amherst, N.Y.; three sisters, Judy and Herbert Bogner of Buffalo, N.Y., Kathryn and William Ireland of Matthews, N.C., and Sandra and Allen Pizzuto of Henderson, N.C.; one brother, Thomas and Doloris DeHaas of Buffalo, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Citrus County.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Pauline Schreffler, 89, of Ocala 
Pauline E. Schreffler, 89, of Ocala died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Munroe Regional Medical Center. Born in Williamsport, Pa., she moved to Ocala one year ago from Boynton Beach. She was a retired hairdresser. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Boca Raton.
Surviving are her daughter, Paula Scales of Ocala; grandson, James Percy of Ocala; granddaughter, Paulette Loomis of Boynton Beach; and Michael Scully, dear friend from New York.
Fero Funeral Homes, Dunnellon Chapel.

Jone E. Scott, Homosassa Springs
On Jan. 12, 1999, Jone E. (Brown) Scott passed away in her new hometown of Homosassa Springs. She was born in Greenvile, Tenn., on Jan. 1, 1942. Jone's life was much like her joy for gardening and having the ability to nurture a small plant and watch it grow into a beautiful flower. On June 30, 1962, she married Wilbur (Scotty) Scott in Cortland, Ill., and the seedling began to grow. The two were longtime residents of the DeKalb/Sycamore area. During their marriage were born three flowers, Lori, Julie and Steven. During her life Jone was active in many groups and organizations and was her husband Scotty's number one supporter while he served as the DeKalb County Sheriff.
Jone leaves in God's care her loving husband, Scotty; daughters Lori (Jim) Wilcox of Byron, Ill., Julie (Dennis) Hamel of DeKalb, Ill., and son Steven (Ana) Scott of Weaver, Ala. She will always be remembered as ''Grandma Honey'' by her nine grandchildren, Jayme, Katie, Kristy, Amber, Zachery, Melissa, Kristen, Ryan and Noah. She also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews in Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas and Arizona. Jone was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Joyce.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

May Wagner, 93, of Inverness 
May Elizabeth Wagner, 93, of Inverness died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at the New Horizon Senior Citizens Home in Inverness. Born Feb. 3, 1905, to R. Howard and May Elizabeth McFarland in Conshohocken, Pa., she came to this area four years ago from Norristown, Pa. She was a homemaker. She was Episcopalian. Mrs. Wagner was preceded in death by her husband, Harry S. Wagner, Jan. 7, 1982.
Survivors include two sons, Andrew G. Wagner of Lecanto and Bruce M. Wagner of Bay City, Mich.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.


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