Miscellaneous Citrus County, Florida Obituaries - 1999

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Robert August, 54, of Inverness
Robert Joseph August, 54, of Inverness died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at his Sarasota residence. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Jan. 23, 1944, to Alfred and Eleanor August, he came to Florida 10 years ago from Budd Lake, N.J. He was a commercial truck driver with Local No. 469 in New Jersey and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of Egypt Shrine Temple. He was Catholic.
Surviving are one daughter, Debbie Zirpoli of Beach Lake, Pa.; his mother, Eleanor Scott of Inverness; brother, Joseph M. of Orlando; sister, Arleen Madsen of Avenel, N.J.; niece, Cynthia Kolesarich of Avenel, N.J.; and four grandchildren, Anthony, Michael, Eric and Randee.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Bertha Dickerson, 70, of Bushnell
Bertha Gertrude Dickerson, 70, of Bushnell died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Lake-Sumter County. Born in Hamburg, N.Y., on Sept. 24, 1928, to the late Arthur and Ida (Berry) Foote, she came here 14 years ago from Attica, N.Y. Mrs. Dickerson was a retired waitress and bartender. She was a member and past president of the Inverness VFW Post No. 4337 Ladies Auxiliary. She was Methodist.
Surviving are her loving husband of 54 years, Robert F. Dickerson; three sons, Dan of Attica, N.Y., Lonnie of Richmond, Va., and Terry and wife Rose of Melbourne; two daughters, Shirley and David Huff of Wesley Chapel and Julie Minkel of Wesley Chapel; one sister, Betty Miller of Eden, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Virgil Fuston, 74, of Beverly Hills
Virgil Fuston, 74, of Beverly Hills died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. He was born in Jellico, Tenn., and came to Beverly Hills eight years ago from there. Mr. Fuston was a retired sheet metal worker for Shelley's Manufacturing Company, Miami. He was Protestant.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Stevens Fuston of Beverly Hills; son, Virgil Jr. of Inverness; daughter, Shirley Duncan of Pine Ridge; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Rickey Hatton, 51, of Beverly Hills
Rickey Gale Hatton, 51, of Beverly Hills died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. He came here eight years ago from his native Whitesburg, Ky. Mr. Hatton was a coal analyst for the fuel industry. He was Baptist and attended Grace Baptist Church of Citrus Springs. He was a Mason and a Shriner in Whitesburg, Ky.
Surviving are his wife, Brenda Hatton of Beverly Hills; son, Rickey Lane Hatton of Beverly Hills; two daughters, Kristi Shawn Hatton of Beverly Hills and Tasha Hope Brundon of Crystal River; one sister, Betty Blair of Clarksville, Tenn.; two grandsons, Jonathan Brundon and Kaleb Brundon both of Crystal River; and two nieces, Tammy and Nicole of Clarksville, Tenn.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Steven Hayes, 55, of South Daytona
Steven R. Hayes, 55, of South Daytona, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at his residence. He was born in Leslie, Mich., and moved to this area 17 years ago from Plantation. Mr. Hayes worked for Commercial Credit Corp. before retiring in 1997 due to illness. He was a member of South Daytona Lions Club serving as president from 1985-1997. He served as race director for the 5K Run for Sight, which was an annual event benefiting the visually impaired.
Surviving are his wife, Tammy; two sons, Timothy of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Andrew of South Daytona; two daughters, Katherine Sue Hayes of South Daytona and Marianne Jean Hayes of Inverness; his mother, Jean Hayes of Inverness; two sisters, Susan Jean Hayes of New Port Richey and Janet Kearnes of Floral City; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Steven R. Hayes Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Joe McAdory, 2308 Citrus Ave., So. Daytona, Fla., 32119.
Dale Woodward Funeral Home, Holly Hill.

Sara Joslin, 60, of Dunnellon
Sara Lee Joslin, 60, of Dunnellon died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. Mrs. Joslin was born in Grinnell, Iowa, and moved to Dunnellon in 1990. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Faith Episcopal Church and a member of Daughters of the King at Holy Faith Episcopal Church.
Surviving are her husband of 14 years, Kenneth H. Joslin of Dunnellon; two sons, Scott Bauseman of Des Moines, Iowa, and Bradley Bauseman of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Jim W. Norris of Iowa City, Iowa; and three grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

William Kneisel, 91, of Beverly Hills
William E. Kneisel, 91, of Beverly Hills died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. He was born in Bochem, Germany and came to Beverly Hills 25 years ago from Daytona where he moved in 1968 from Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Kneisel was a retired teacher of mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J.; a skilled cabinet maker; enjoyed dancing and all good things in life. He was Lutheran.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Elsie Sonntag Kneisel of Beverly Hills; daughter, Jean Talbott of Beverly Hills; and three nieces in Germany.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Garnet Martin, 83, of Inverness
Garnet Mary Martin, 83, of Inverness died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999. She was born in Tekamah, Neb., and came to Inverness five years ago from Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mrs. Martin was a retired clothing factory worker; member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and wife of the late Arthur William Martin, who died in 1988.
Surviving are her son, Paul A. (Kathy) Martin Sr. of Inverness; daughter, Mary (Ray) Kirkpatrick of Benton, Ark.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

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. He was a Navy and Air Force World War II veteran.
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.

Dorothy Miller, 87, formerly of Inverness
Dorothy Edith Miller, 87, formerly of Inverness, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at the Sun Terrace Healthcare Center in Sun City Center. Mrs. Miller was born in Vermont and moved to Sun City Center 14 years ago from Inverness. She was a retired gate attendant for the Canadian Parks Division.
She is survived by her stepson, Harry C. Stultz of Hernando; two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Walter Nicholas, 79, of Bettendorf, Iowa
Walter Bechman Nicholas, 79, of Bettendorf, Iowa, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Mr. Nicholas was born in Tarentum, Pa., on Oct. 19, 1919, to the late Charles and Flora Nicholas and moved to Bettendorf seven years ago from Winneconne, Wis. Mr. Nicholas was a retired commercial artist. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran. He was Episcopalian.
Surviving are three sons, William W. ''Bill'' of Inverness, Thomas W. of Arlington Heights, Ill., and James R. of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; two daughters, Janet L. Thompson of Glendale, Ariz., and Katherine A. Grosland of Long Grove, Iowa; one brother, James H. of Inverness; one sister, Joanne Stokes of Utah; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Kenneth Parsons, 71, Crystal River
Kenneth J. Parsons, 71, of Sarasota, formerly of Crystal River, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. He was born in Jersey City, N.J. He was a retired printer. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was Protestant. He was an avid swimmer, fisherman and boater.
Surviving are two sons, Ken C. of Sarasota and David of Boulder, Colo.; one brother, Robert of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Mary Rachoza, 74, of Citrus Springs
Mary Sereta Rachoza, 74, of Citrus Springs died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. She was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and came to Citrus Springs 14 years ago from Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Rachoza was a retired waitress; member of the Citrus Springs Country Club; Catholic Womens League. She was also a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Citrus Springs.
Surviving are her husband, Victor S. Rachoza of Citrus Springs; son, Victor Dale Rachoza of Spring Hill, Tenn.; two daughters, Marie (Kenneth) Resnick of Hicksville, N.Y., and Sherine (Al) McDonald of Belle River, Ontario Canada; stepdaughter, Wanda (John) Peck of Orlando; brother, Sandy O'Handley of Ottawa, Ontario; four sisters, Ella MacGillivary, Frances Thompson and Lilly O'Handley, all of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, and Goldie Pynn of Montreal, Quebec; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Leo Spencer, 82, of Battle Creek, Mich.
Leo Anthony Spencer, 82, of Battle Creek, Mich., died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. He was born in Jonesville, Mich., and has been a winter resident of Zephyrhills for six years. Mr. Spencer was a retired machinist. He was a member of the Dade City Assembly of God. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Velma Elliott Spencer of Battle Creek, Mich.; two sons, Danny Leo Spencer of Frankfort, Ky., and Lonnie Lee Spencer of Olivet, Mich.; three daughters, Bonnie Brooks of Waterford, Md., Jacqueline Lickert of Zephyrhills, and Jeanne Fettes of Fondulac, Wis.; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Dorothy Subelka, 72, of Inverness
Dorothy Elaine Subelka, 72, of Inverness died at home on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 12, 1926, to the late Frank and Anna Vogel, she came to Florida in 1980 from North Babylon, N.Y. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. She worked in an electronics factory prior to moving here.
She is survived by two brothers, Francis W. Vogel of Inverness and Kenneth Vogel of Bayshore, N.Y.; six nieces and five nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Subelka in 1979.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
Kathryn Wilson, 84, of Hessel, Mich.

Kathryn R. Wilson, 84, of Hessel, Mich.,
died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. She was born in Crawford County, Ohio, and has been a winter resident of Lake Panasoffkee for 31 years. Mrs. Wilson was Lutheran.
Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Cecil R. Wilson of Lake Panasoffkee; two daughters, Marlene (Glenn) Ehle of Escanaba, Mich., and Sandra (Wade) Hoffman of Gwinn, Mich.; one sister, Mildred Barbaric of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Stanley Campbell, 73, of Dunnellon
Stanley C. Campbell (aka Pappy or Chief), 73, of Dunnellon and St. Petersburg died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born in Kansas City, Kan., and he came here from St. Petersburg in 1984. He owned European Motors in St. Petersburg. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Kansas City, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Dunnellon, Fleet Reserve No. 060, the Loyal Order of Eagles of Cedar Key and the Dunnellon Moose Lodge 32308. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Campbell served 31 years in the U.S. Navy. His latest adventure after retirement was chief engineer with the Naval Sea Cadets on the T.S. Resilience in Cedar Key.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Mikitich Campbell of Dunnellon and St. Petersburg; his son, David C. Campbell of Melbourne; his mother, Leona Neaves Campbell of Kansas City, Kan., and four grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Roscoe Markham, 66, of Floral City
Roscoe Udonal Markham, 66, of Floral City died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Gulf Hammock on June 27, 1932, to the late Joseph A. and Mary (Moore) Markham, he came here in 1976 from Tampa. Mr. Markham was a retired head mechanic for Tampa Electric. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City. Mr. Markham was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Mamie Kate Davis on July 16, 1979.
He is survived by his loving wife, Clara M. (Wells) Markham; one daughter, Donna A. Botchie of Charleston, S.C.; one stepson, Joseph Bartley Tabb of Hernando; two stepdaughters, Cleo T. Hendricks of Jacksonville and Matilda Mancil of Troy, Ala.; two sisters, Myrtle Jackson of Inverness and Hattie Benge of Perry; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Gaspar Rivera, 62, of Inverness
Gaspar ''Gus'' Rivera, 62, of Inverness died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born in Puerto Rico to Reyes and Juanita Rivera and he came to Florida 24 years ago from Amityville, N.Y. He owned and operated a wholesale candy and tobacco business prior to moving here. He was a charter member of the First Spanish Church and a former member of the Inverness Church of God. He worked for many years on the bingo committee of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
He is survived by his wife, Carmen Rodriguez Rivera; a nephew and three nieces, whom he raised as his children, William Rivera of Pennsylvania, Lillian Ventulli of New York, Ruth Cerezo of Delaware and Susan Amana of Delaware; one brother, Baltizar Rivera of Puerto Rico; one sister, Lydia Hassan of Inverness; other nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Elizabeth Sanders, 74, of Crystal River
Elizabeth Luzelle Sanders, 74, of Crystal River died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born Sept. 30, 1924, to Sam J. and Lena Belle Proctor in Pedro, she came to Crystal River 38 years ago from Belleview. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of\Summerfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemmie Sanders on Sept. 24, 1977.
She is survived by her son, L.L. Wannie Sanders and his wife, Linda, of Crystal River; two daughters, Karen Gusha and her husband, Van, of Homosassa and Vonda Levins and her husband, Rick, of Dunnellon; two sisters, Audrey Carlyle of Selma, Ala., and Norma Ruth Chauncey and her husband, Earnest, of Ocala; five grandchildren, Deanna Bennett, Melissa Rose, Jolena Sanders, Tara Salute and Kristofer Gusha and four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Ethel Wells, 90, of Yankeetown
Ethel B. Wells, 90, of Yankeetown died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala. She was born in Inglis and was a lifelong resident of Yankeetown. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Chandler L. Wells Jr. of Yankeetown; two daughters, Jonnie M. Watts of Blausville, Ga., and Mary J. Butler of Germantown, Tenn.; one brother, Lawrence Buzbee of Inglis; one sister, Betty Feco of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Edwin Hammond Sr., 67, of Homosassa
Edwin M. Hammond Sr., 67, of Homosassa, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999. He was born in Kreole, Miss., and came here from Jasper eight years ago. He was a retired high school principal. He was a member of the National Teachers Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Gulf to Lake Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Martha; a son, Edwin Jr. of Homosassa; three daughters, Sandra Hammond-Merdico of Mississippi, Joni Hammond-Kirschner of Homosassa and Candie Marie Yousuf of Kuwait; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

Ross Midgley Jr., 58, of Ocala
Ross I. Midgley Jr., 58, of Ocala, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999. He was born in Flint, Mich., and moved here from Burton, Mich., eight years ago. He was a mechanic for Valley Rubbage Removal.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; a son, Ross III of Wichita, Kan.; three daughters, Marie Doolittle of Portland, Mich., Annamaria Staffne of Westminster, Calif., and Marilyn Marie Anderson of Burton, Mich.; his mother, Beatrice Midgley of Fenton, Mich.; a brother, Maurice Midgley of Burton; and a sister, Shirley Vecellio of New Port Richey; and 10 grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon

Ruth Ruland, 74, of Crystal River
Ruth I. Ruland, 74, of Crystal River, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Surrey Place in Lecanto. She was born in Dunkirk, N.Y., and moved here from Lawrenceville, Ga., nine years ago. She was Presbyterian.
Surviving are her son, Alfred and his wife Diane of Waycross, Ga.; a daughter, Janet Fritz and her husband Karl of Beverly Hills; two grandsons, Robert and Mark; four granddaughters, Doreen, Christine, Jeanneen and Kerry; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Donald Stockman, 72, of Floral City
Donald A. Stockman, 72, of Floral City, died at his home on Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, under the loving care of his family and Hospice. He was born in Lowell, Vt., on Dec. 8, 1926, to Harold and Hallie Stockman and moved here from Bellevue, Ohio, four years ago. He was a retired building contractor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Protestant.
Surviving are his wife, Eleanor; a son, Dale L. of Clarendon, Vt.; three daughters, Sandra of Kissimmee; Dawn of Lusby, Md., and Diana Jors of Norwalk, Ohio; a sister, Marion Mertens of Rochester, Vt.; five grandchildren, Cristin, Steven, Brian, Tracy and Barbra; and two great-grandchildren, Brett and Tyler.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Donald Uhl, 71, of Dunnellon
Donald A. Uhl, 71, of Dunnellon, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Ocala Regional Medical Center. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved here from Fort Lauderdale nine years ago. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Goodyear Atomic in Ohio. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 58. He belonged to the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Mary; three sons, John F. of Argos, Ind., Stephen P. of Dania and Joseph M. of Powder Springs, Ga.; two daughters, Julie Kale of Columbus and Peggy Vetter of Portsmouth, Ohio; his mother, Frances Uhl of Columbus; a sister, Mary Packard of Columbus; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

William Brown, 80, of Crystal River
William Delbert Brown, 80, of Crystal River died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at his residence. He was born in Tipton, Ind., and came here five years ago from Gadsden, Ind. Mr. Brown was a transmission specialist in the automobile industry. He attended First Christian Church of Homosassa Springs. He was a charter member of Seminole Elks and a former Moose Lodge member of Crystal River.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Brown of Crystal River; daughter, Linda Lee of Crystal River and her husband, Charles; two grandsons, Michael Lee and Jeffrey Lee of Boaz, Ala.; and three great-grandchildren, Nathan Lee, Justin Lee and Jessica Lee of Boaz, Ala.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Edward Bulgin, 79, of Citrus Springs
Edward Bulgin, 79, of Citrus Springs died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at his home in Citrus Springs. He was born in Twillingate, Newfoundland, Canada, and came here seven years ago from Ballston Spa, N.Y. Mr. Bulgin was a retired carpenter in the construction industry. He was Methodist. He member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local No. 2305 in Brooklyn, N.Y. since 1949 and also a member of its District Council.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Bulgin of Crystal River; daughter, Diane Devine of Slocum, R.I.; two sons, William J. ''Willy'' of Citrus Springs and Edward of Sag Harbor, N.Y.; one sister, Violet Young of Newfoundland, Canada; two brothers, Victor Froude and Cyril Froude both of Toronto, Canada; and five grandchildren.
Fero Funeral Homes, Dunnellon Chapel.

Myrtle Clovis, 86, of Inverness
Myrtle Edith Clovis, 86, of Inverness died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, in Mariner Health of Inverness. She was born in Trion, Ga., on Sept. 16, 1912, to John and Ammie Caroline Funderburk and came to Citrus County 31 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was Baptist.
Surviving are two daughters, Betty Williams of Inverness and Leah Summerville of Asheville, N.C.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Charles Cohen, 96, of Citrus Hills
Charles Cohen, 96, of Portland, Maine, and Citrus Hills died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Brentwood in Lecanto. He was born in Boston on May 1, 1902, to Jacob and Rose Solomon Cohen. He wintered at Citrus Hills for the past six years where he was a member of the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. Mr. Cohen was a Maine attorney since 1926. He attended Boston University and received his law degree from Northeastern University in 1926. He was Jewish and a member of Temple Beth El in Portland, Maine. He was a Mason, a former Kiwanian and very active in many charitable efforts. An avid golfer, he won several tournament trophies and played golf at Citrus Hills as late as November 1998.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Gladys D. Cohen; two sons, Norman P. (Linda) Cohen of Lexington, Maine, and Robert A. (Judy) Cohen of Citrus Hills; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Charles and Gladys Cohen Book Fund at Bowdoin College, c/o Randy Shaw, 4100 College Station, Brunswick, Maine. A funeral will be conducted in Portland, Maine, with a celebration of his life to be held at a later date in Citrus Hills.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Wanda Kruslicky, 82, of Lecanto
Wanda Kruslicky, 82, of Lecanto died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999. She was born in Langsford, Pa., and came here 10 months ago from Jim Thorpe, Pa. Mrs. Kruslicky was a homemaker. She was Catholic. She attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Surviving are two sons, John Kruslicky of Homosassa and Stanley Kruslicky of Summit Hill, Pa.; a daughter, Sandra Dixon of Spring Hill; a brother, John Laskos of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Walter Reed Sr., 73, of Crystal River
Walter R. Reed Sr., 73, of Crystal River died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at his residence. Born in Hamden, N.Y., he came to Crystal River 17 years ago from there. Mr. Reed was a farmer.
Surviving are his wife, Mattiebelle (Porter) Reed of Crystal River; two sons, Walter R. Jr. and John E. both of Hamden, N.Y.; two daughters, Cheryl Hofsdal of Andes, N.Y., and Judith Gettman of Leceister, N.C.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Walter Schirmer, 78, of Inverness
Walter G. Schirmer, 78, of Inverness died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999. Mr. Schirmer was born in Rochester, N.Y. He was a plant manager of Wards Natural Science Est. and retired to Florida. He was past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.
He was known at the Citrus County Senior Center as ''The Man with the Golden Voice'' and sang with the Lovable Lambs and Rams group.
He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; his brother, Raymond of Sarasota; his children, John and wife Barbara of Ohio, Jill McGookey and husband Jay of Lady Lake, Jane Young and husband Steve of Tampa, Jodi Schirmer and Rick Harlin of North Carolina; stepchildren, Don Ritchie and wife Sandy of Floral City, Laura Armentrout and husband Gary of Town & Country, Mo.; grandchildren, Alison and Todd Schirmer, Hilary Young, Brooke Ritchie and Keaton Armentrout.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Donald Stockman, 72, of Floral City
Donald A. Stockman, 72, of Floral City died at home Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, under the loving care of his family and Hospice. Born in Lowell, Vt., on Dec. 8, 1926, to the late Harold and Hallie Stockman, he came to Florida four years ago from Bellevue, Ohio. He was a retired building contractor. Mr. Stockman was a Korean conflict veteran in the U.S. Army. He was Protestant.
Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Guay Stockman; son, Dale L. of Clarendon, Vt.; daughters, Sandra Stockman of Kissimmee, Dawn Stockman of Lusby, Md., and Diana Jors of Norwalk, Ohio; sister, Marion Mertens of Rochester, Vt.; five grandchildren, Cristin, Steven, Brian, Tracy and Barbra; and two great-grandchildren, Brett and Tyler.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Gilbert Bollinger Sr., 78, of Homosassa
Gilbert ''Gil'' H. Bollinger Sr., 78, of Homosassa died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and came to Homosassa nine years ago from there. Mr. Bollinger was a retired supervisor for Ford Motor Corporation after 24 years of service; was a firefighter and paramedic for 18 years with Mack Volunteer Fire Department, Cincinnati, Ohio; Homosassa Crime Watch; a train collector. He was a member of Our Lady of Visitation Catholic Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his son, Philip, Nov. 12, 1994.
Surviving are his son, Gilbert H. Jr. of St. Leon, Ind.; daughter, Vicki Purnell of Homosassa; brother, Elmer of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister, Ann Noll of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Homosassa Chapel.

Helen Doherty, 64, of Floral City
Helen Ann Doherty, 64, of Floral City died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Born in Boston, Mass., on April 6, 1934, to the late John and Helen McGonagle, she came here eight years ago from Abington, Mass. Mrs. Doherty was a retired New England Telephone Company clerk with 20 years of service. She was a member of St. Bridget's Parish in Massachusetts.
Surviving are her husband, Hugh J.P. Doherty; five sons, Paul, Daniel and John, all of Abington, Mass., David of Billerica, Mass., and Steven of Quincy, Mass.; one daughter, Patricia Garcia of Nashville, Tenn.; and three brothers, John McGonagle of Quincy, Mass., Francis McGonagle of Carver, Mass., and Phillip McGonagleof Shrewsbury, Mass.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Charles Henry Jr., 64, of Homosassa
Charles W. Henry Jr., 64, of Homosassa died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998. Born in Manheim, Pa., he came to Homosassa 13 years ago from Oak Ridge, N.J., and was a retired educational administrator for the State of New Jersey. Mr. Henry was a member of First United Methodist Church of Homosassa. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a life member DAV, Manheim, Pa.; American Legion Post No. 419, Manheim, Pa.; RAM No. 21, Butler, N.J.; R&SM No. 17, Dover, N.J.; Melita Commandery Knights Templar No. 13, Butler, N.J.; Springs Masonic Lodge No. 378, Homosassa Springs; Egypt Temple of Tampa; West Citrus Elks Lodge No. 2693, Homosassa Springs; Kiwanis Club of Homosassa Springs; Cypress and Oak Village Association of Sugarmill Woods; and Sugarmill Woods Golf and Racquet Club.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce A. Henry of Homosassa; three sons, Mickey Charles Henry of Homosassa, Glenn W. Henry of Lancaster, Pa., and Douglas A. Henry of Manheim, Pa.; one daughter, Deborah M. Henry of Prescott, Ariz.; stepmother, Sara Henry of Manheim, Pa.; two brothers, Barry L. of Landisville, Pa., and Spencer of Stevens, Pa.; one sister, Elsieanna Henry of Vincentown, N.J.; and six grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Grace Lawther, 67, of Homosassa
Grace M. Lawther, 67, of Homosassa died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, at her residence. Born in Halden, N.J., she came to Homosassa 15 years ago from Clearwater. Mrs. Lawther was Lutheran.
Surviving are her husband, Robert J. Lawther of Homosassa; son, David Lawther of Dunedin; daughter, Joyce Davis of East Wenatched, Wash.; brother, Ernest Riedel of Clearwater; and four grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Richard Lemmink, 80, of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Richard Lemmink, 80, of Grand Rapids, Mich., died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998. He retired from the city of Grand Rapids after 33 years, as an electrical inspector. He was an avid rock collector.
Surviving are his loving wife of 24 years, Eve; daughter, Patricia (Edward) Mroz; three stepchildren; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Following his wishes cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Arrangements by Memorial Alternatives, A Burial and Cremation Service, Grand Rapids, Mich. (616) 363-3700.

William Myers, 66, of Crystal River
William D. Myers, 66, of Crystal River died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born to Gertrude and William W. Myers on Feb. 14, 1932, in McKeesport, Pa. He moved here from North Olmsted, Ohio, eight years ago. Mr. Myers retired from Columbia Gas of Ohio after 35 years as a utilities supervisor. He was Catholic. He was a member of the Hernando Sportsman Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
Surviving are his wife, Janice I. Myers of Crystal River; four children, Cicki Inkel of Bemidji, Minn., William R. Myers of Houston, Texas, Patti Myers of Port Orange, and Jill Myers of West Union, W. Va.; five sisters, Carla Thomas of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Shirley Kommersmith of McEwen, Tenn., Judy Ventrella of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Wanda Janke of Berea, Ohio, and Susan Fry of Beaver Falls, Pa.; two brothers, Wayne Care of Virginia Beach, Va., and Daniel Myers of Jacobs Creek, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Ehren Inkel of Bemidji, Minn., William B. Myers and Ashley Myers both of Houston, Texas, Sarah Wine of West Union, W. Va., Tobin Thompson and Katelyn Myers both of Port Orange, Fla., and Alyssa Browning of Robinsville, N.J.
Brown Funeral Home, between Crystal River and Lecanto, 795-0111.

Norman Raymond, 85, of Inverness
Norman L. Raymond, formerly a well-known architect in Stamford, Conn., died on Nov. 10, 1998, at his home in Inverness. He is survived by his second wife, Ethel (Dugy) Callahan Raymond, who lovingly cared for him in his final illness; five children, Fred Raymond of San Dimas, Calif., Dorothy (Penny) Morehead of Sunnyside, N.Y., Sharon (Sherry) Festo of Gansevoort, N.Y., Norman Paul Raymond of Kenai, Alaska, Major Michael T. Raymond (USAF) of Navarre, Fla.; two stepchildren, Jerry Callahan of California and Patricia Maguire of Fairfield, Conn.; a sister, Myrtle Dunn of Florida; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was a member and past president of the Stamford Lions Club and upon retiring to Florida in 1982 joined the Crystal River Lions Club where he served as president and was instrumental in securing a railroad caboose for the historic restoration of the Crystal River Rail Depot.
He was also president of the Highlands Civic Association and volunteered as a senior tax preparer for the AARP.
Mr. Raymond was born March 15, 1913, in Kitchewan, N.Y., and relocated to Stamford, Conn. with his family as a young boy. He graduated from Stamford High School in 1931, and worked for the Yale and Towne Lock Company and in construction until World War II when he went to work for the NY, NH & Hartford railroad, all the while pursuing his architectural studies at Yale and Columbia universities.
In 1948 he received his license to practice architecture and was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Stamford Association of Architects, and the Bridgeport Society of Architects.
Mr. Raymond was a lifelong Boy Scout, scout leader and past president of the Alfred W. Dater Council in Connecticut. He joined the Boy Scouts in Troop 1 sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church, and in 1929 became an Eagle Scout. He served as assistant scoutmaster of this troop and later of Troop 1 of Cos Cob. He served as scoutmaster of Rogers School PTA Troop 14 and then St. John's Troop 22 for many years.
In 1929 he was one of two Eagle Scouts from New England chosen to attend a Scout Jamboree in Great Britain. He received the Silver Beaver award in 1955 and the Bronze Pelican and Ad Altare Dei awards.
Along with his first wife, Dorothy Kelleher Raymond, he was also active with the Stamford girl Scout council, chaired the Camp Francis, Woodlawn and (Boy Scout) Camp Toquam Committees and designed and helped build many of the buildings at both facilities.
Mr. Raymond was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and a member of the Father Myron Miller Assembly in Stamford, Conn. He was appointed to the Stamford Urban Redevelopment Commission by Mayor Lou Clapes in 1976 and served until 1982.

Dorothea Sipula, 70, of Homosassa
Dorothea Andrea Sipula, 70, of Homosassa died at home on Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998. Born in Ottawa, Ill., on March 28, 1928, to Andrew and Dorothea Elkeness, she moved here from Illinois. She was Catholic.
Surviving are four daughters, Dorothy Nickerson of Grand Raidge, Ill., Rosemary Claus of Naperville, Ill., Tina Sipula of Bloomington, Ill., and Marie Epley of Peoria Heights, Ill.; two sons, David Sipula and Paul Sipula, both of Ottawa, Ill.; two sisters, Carol Marchindo of Standard, Ill., and Cecelia Wood of Streator, Ill.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and special friend, Orville Aldrich of Homosassa.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Evelyn Ray, 70, of Ocala
Evelyn Ray, 70, of Ocala died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came to Ocala in 1990. Mrs. Ray was Jewish. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, Seymour Ray of Ocala; two sons, Kenneth Ray of Seemine Valley, Calif., and Richard Ray of Holbrook, N.Y.; two sisters, Belle Klein of Fort Lauderdale and Sally Goldbaum of Boca Raton; and five grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.


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