Miscellaneous Citrus County, Florida Obituaries

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Emil Biggio, 79,of Dunnellon
Emil P. Biggio, Sr., 79, of Dunnellon, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, in Ocala. He was a retired chef in the restaurant industry. Mr. Biggio was a native of New York City and moved here from West Paterson, N.J., 14 years ago. He was Catholic and attended St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon. He was also a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the VFW of Totowa, N.J. He was also a member of the Men's Club of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon.
Mr. Biggio is survived by his wife, Jadwiga A. Biggio of Dunnellon; a son, Emil P. Biggio Jr. of West Paterson, N.J.; a daughter, Helena M. Storman of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Regina M. Storman of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Sandra P. Biggio of Deltona; and many nephews and nieces.
Fero Funeral Home, Dunnellon Chapel.

Myrel Evans, 84,of Dunnellon
Myrel W. Evans, 84, Dunnellon, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998. He came to the Dunnellon 12 years ago from Scio, Ohio. Mr. Evans was born in Moundsville, W.Va. He was a retired brick mason. He attended the Calvary Christian Center in Inverness.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Rice Evans of Dunnellon; a son, William Evans of Denton, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Laura Lee Biggs of Keyser, W.Va.; a stepson, Randy Carson of Scio, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Bonnie Taylor of Westfield, Ohio; two brothers, Warren Evans of Wheeling, W.Va., and Elmer Evans of Canton, Ohio; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Christopher Gorman, infant, of Romeo
Christopher William Gorman, infant, of Romeo, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, in Ocala.
He is survived by his parents, Jennifer and Jody Gorman; a sister, Brittany Ann Gorman; maternal grandparents Clinton and Kathy Jo Meier; and one uncle, Richard Meier, all of Romeo; one aunt, Desere Winger of Jacksonville; and several aunts and uncles.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

John Hill, 76, of Sugarmill Woods
John B. Hill, 76, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. He was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Johnstown, Pa., to Edith and John B. Hill Sr. He moved here from Glenwood, N.Y., two and a half years ago. He was a retired mechanical engineer and vice president of the W & F Manufacturing Company. He was Protestant. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and Korea.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth A. Hill of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa; three sons, Stephen Hill of Holland, N.Y., Douglas Hill of Hershey, Pa., and Richard Hill of Monroe Via, Calif.; three daughters, Anita Wagenvoord of Durham, Pa., Cecily Laidman of New Hope, Pa., and Stephanie Tade of Finesville, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Idell Lear, 92, of Floral City
Idell Lear, 92, Floral City, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born Oct. 17, 1905, in Clay County, Ky., to Manning and Fannie (Bodkins) Owens. She came here 20 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio. She was a member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John Lear; one son, Donald Ray Lear, Hamilton, Ohio; one sister, Virginia Combs, Hillsboro, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Jack Rewis, 69, of Dunnellon
Jack Rewis, 69, of Dunnellon, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, in Crystal River. He was a retired welder, moving to the area from Orlando 10 years ago. Mr. Rewis was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Korean conflict. He was a former member of VFW Post in Winter Garden. He was Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Jean Rewis; a son, Jeff Rewis; a daughter, Lynn Kowalchuk; two grandchildren, Brandi Rewis and Justin Rewis, all of Dunnellon; and many nephews and nieces.
Fero Funeral Home, Dunnellon Chapel.

Raymond Richter, 77, of Crystal River
Raymond "Ray" Richter, 77, of Crystal River, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997, at home. He was born Aug. 9, 1920, in Manhattan, N.Y., to Sara and Hans Raymond Richter. Mr. Richter moved to Crystal River three and a half years ago from Loxahatchee. He was retired from Bell South Telephone as a manager. He was Lutheran.. He was a member of the U.S. Helena Organization CL 50. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. 
Mr. Richter is survived by his wife, Gloria F. Richter of Crystal River; two brothers, Kenneth Richter of Loxahatchee and Charles Richter of Salem, Ore.; one sister, Gladys Romano of Slate Hill, N.Y.; and two nephews and six nieces.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Mary Tomillon, 83, of Inverness
Mary Tomillon, 83, of Inverness, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She came here six months ago from New York City. Mrs. Tomillon was born Feb. 17, 1914, in Steubenville, Ohio, to Sergei and Mary Chesuka Tomillon. She was a retired executive secretary with General Motors Corporation, with 20 years of service. She was of the Russian Eastern Orthodox faith.
Mrs. Tomillon is survived by her sister, Helen Hawyard of Inverness; and one niece and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Tomillon, who died Aug. 22, 1993.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

William Zimmerman, 73, of Beverly Hills
William V. Zimmerman, Jr., 73, of Beverly Hills, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Mr. Zimmerman was a retired chauffeur for the state of New York. He was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. He moved here nine years ago from Oceanside, N.Y. He was Episcopalian. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a charter member of VFW Post 5199 of Oceanside, N.Y., and a life member of VFW Post 10087 of Beverly Hills. He was a member and past president of the Shuffleboard Club of Beverly Hills.
Mr. Zimmerman is survived by his wife of more than 45 years, Alice S. Zimmerman of Beverly Hills; two sons, William V. Zimmerman of Ossining, N.Y., and Dr. Keith J. Zimmerman of Manchester, N.H.; three daughters, Jean L. Genovese of Albany, N.Y., Gail A. Corso of Island Park, N.Y., and Carol A. Holquist of Bowie, Md.; and two grandchildren, Cassie A. Corso and Andrew William Genovese.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Ann Hiller, 71, of Dunnellon
Ann Hiller, 71, of Dunnellon, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, in Ocala. A native of New York, N.Y., she came here from Bellrose, N.Y., 27 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Dunnellon.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Hiller of Dunnellon; two daughters, Ann Scott of New York, N.Y., and Patricia Hiller of Tampa; two sons, Richard Hiller of Ackworth, Ga., and Michael Hiller of Marietta, Ga.; two brothers, Nicholas Bachert of Dunnellon and George Bachert of Palm Beach; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Laurence Hogan, 78, of Homosassa
Laurence F. Hogan, 78, of Homosassa, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he came here 11 years ago from York, Pa. He was a retired professional engineer for the Carrier Corporation and York Corporation. Hogan was also a Navy lieutenant of World War II. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Homosassa.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth ''Betty'' Hogan of Homosassa; two daughters, Cheryl Chapman of Atlanta and Beth Barney of Falmouth, Maine; and three grandchildren, Erica, Blythe and Gavin Chapman.
Hooper Funeral Home, Homosassa.

Paul Mahoney, 89, of Inverness
Paul Joseph Mahoney, 89, of Inverness, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Boston on Oct. 1, 1908, he was the son of the late Jeremiah J. and Margaret E. (McCarthy) Mahoney and moved to Inverness in 1978 from Holiday. He graduated from Boston College in 1933 with a bachelor's degree and worked as a chemist for General Dynamics, formerly Bethlehem Steel Company of Quincy, Mass., for 35 years. He retired in 1972. In his earlier years, Mahoney enjoyed singing in church choirs and was very active in church functions. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Helen (Carty) Mahoney of Inverness; three sons, Paul Joseph Mahoney of Milton, Mass., Robert G. Mahoney of Halifax, Mass., and Sheldon F. Mahoney of Inverness; three daughters, Helen M. Occhipinti and Margaret L. Mahoney, both of Inverness, and Kathleen Mahoney of Lecanto; 27 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, John T. Mahoney, in 1991.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Mary Muscardin, 82, of Inverness
Mary Muscardin, 82, of Inverness, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, at Mariner Health Care Center. Born in Austria on March 2, 1915, she came here 20 years ago from Astoria, N.Y. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.
Surviving are her husband, Domenick Muscardin of Inverness; two brothers, John and Domenick Benvin, both of New York; and nieces and nephews.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Martin Sapp, 81, formerly of Inverness
Martin E. Sapp, 81, of Nashville, Tenn., and formerly of Inverness, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, on his birthday in Nashville. Born in Eastman, Ga., he came to Inverness in 1978 from Miami. Sapp was a longtime resident of Miami after moving there in 1926. He served several postal stations and the annex as superintendent before retiring from Flagler Station in 1976. He was also an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Inverness.
Surviving are his son, Richard Sapp of Nashville; a daughter, Jeanne Sapp of Miami Shores; a brother, Wiley Sapp of North Miami; a sister, Eleanor Shaw of Texas; and a granddaughter, Rachel Sapp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor R. Sapp, on Sept. 2, 1992.
Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

Paul Joseph Mahoney. The Mass of Christian Burial for Paul Joseph Mahoney will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. Friends may call at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Mary Muscardin. The Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Muscardin will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. Friends may call at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

David Brinegar, 87, Executive editor
PHOENIX -- David F. Brinegar, a former executive editor of The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, died Thursday after a four-year illness involving heart problems and neuropathy. He was 87. 
Brinegar worked on and off at the Star from the time he started as a reporter in April 1925 until he retired in 1974. 
He also covered state government for The Arizona Republic, where he later was a copy editor. After Army service during World War II, Brinegar was hired in 1946 as the first managing editor of the now-defunct Arizona Times. 
He returned to the Star in 1956 as an associate editor and was named executive editor in 1961. 
In addition to his wife, Mildred, Brinegar is survived by his daughter, Dr. Becky L. Gill. of Temecula, Calif. 

John Leonard Jr., 83, Sports editor
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- John Laurence Leonard Jr., a former sports editor with the now-defunct Richmond News Leader, died Friday. He was 83. 
Leonard was sports editor from 1947 to 1968. During his tenure, the Richmond area saw local sports grow beyond high school competition. 
He began his promotion of local sports in North Carolina, where as a reporter with the Greensboro Daily News, he proposed and helped establish the Greater Greensboro Open. 
Leonard was sports editor at the Daily News in the late 1930s before going to work for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1942 as a sports reporter. 
His career was interrupted by World War II. He joined the Army, and began writing a weekly column in Stars and Stripes. He earned the Legion of Merit for morale building by organizing a service football playoff called the Pyramid Bowl in Cairo, Egypt. 
After returning from the war, he became sports information director for the College of William and Mary, then was named sports editor of The News Leader in 1947. 
Survivors include a daughter, Gail Negaard; a son, John. L. Leonard III; a companion, Vivian B. Burgess; and five grandchildren. 

Presley Spriet, 18, Country music star
BAKER CITY, Ore. -- Presley Wayne Spriet, an 18-year-old country music singer honored in Nashville as ''young performer of the year'' in 1996, was found dead Thursday from a gunshot wound to the head. 
The wound ''was either self-inflicted or caused by an accident,'' said Baker County District Attorney Gregory Baxter. 
Spriet, who sang under the name Presley Wayne, recorded ''I Can't See Me Without You'' and ''She Gives It All to Me'' -- both remakes of songs that country-western singer Conway Twitty recorded. 
Both recordings topped country-western independent charts. 
When named ''young performer of the year'' at an Academy of Independent Recording Artists Award Show in 1996, he had beaten out a field of 60,000 performers. 
Spriet's body was found by family members a short distance from his home along Marble Creek, in the foothills of the Elkhorn Mountains in northeast Oregon.

Philip Catania, 79, of Beverly Hills 
Philip Catania, 79, of Beverly Hills died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills seven years ago from there. Mr. Catania was a retired taxi cab driver. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was Catholic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Robacker Catania, March 17, 1997.
Surviving are three sons, Alfred Catania of Beverly Hills, Philip of Staten Island, N.Y., and Thomas of Old Bridge, N.J.; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Misciagno of Beverly Hills, Mrs. Maria Ouelette of Rochester, N.H., Mrs. Phylis Coles of Toronto, Ontario, Mrs. June Derico of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Frank of Ruskin; 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Patricia Hartwich, 87, of Floral City 
Patricia Stogner Hartwich, 87, of Floral City died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at Mariner Health of Inverness. Born in Mississippi on Sept. 26, 1910, to the late Newton and Annie (Hartzog) Stogner, she came here 44 years ago from Arlington, Va. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 164. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Floral City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Hartwich, March 14, 1987; her son, Donald A. Hartwich in 1965; brother, Jessie Stogner and sister, Lillie Glover.
Surviving are her grandson, Donald E. Hartwich III of Inverness; her granddaughter, Nancy Ann Hartwich of Ramona, Calif.; three great-grandchildren; and her niece, Marian Walker of Pensacola. 
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Dorothy Karal, 69, of Beverly Hills 
Dorothy Rose Karal, 69, of Beverly Hills died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. She was born to Rose and Wesley Karal on Sept. 6, 1928, in Fairfax, Iowa. She moved here from Marshalltown, Iowa, four years ago. She was a retired school teacher. She was Catholic. Mrs. Karal was a graduate of Mount Mercy College and received her master's degree from Ohio State University. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Stanley Karal.
She is survived by two brothers, Father John W. Karal of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Franklin J. Karal of Fairfax, Iowa; and several nephews and nieces.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Wilbur Kellum Jr., 81, of Beverly Hills 
Wilbur ''Bill'' James Kellum Jr., 81, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998. He was born in Camden, N.J., and came to Beverly Hills five years ago from Bay Meadows. Mr. Kellum was owner of a machine manufacturing company. He was Baptist. He was a member of the Toms River Elks Lodge in New Jersey and Bahia Shrine Club of Orlando.
Surviving are his wife, Edith Kellum of Beverly Hills; three sons, Wilbur J. Kellum III ''Jim'' of Redmond, Wash., Robert W. Kellum of Orlando, and James F. Couch of Connecticut; four daughters, Bonnie Mooney of Westchester, Pa., Carol Schatzman of Wilmington, Del., Virginia M. Clark of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Mary E. Wene of Albany, Ga.; a sister, Blanche Sweeney of Tampa; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Marjorie MacRae, 83, of Homosassa 
Marjorie Eleanor MacRae, 83, of Homosassa died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998. Born to J.A. and Mary I. MacRae in Greenwich, Conn., in 1914, she came to Homosassa as an infant where she spent the rest of her life. She attended Florida State University in Tallahassee and later became an employee of the State Welfare Department during World War II through the early 1960s. She then became a part owner of the historical Homosassa Inn, which she managed until her retirement in the late 1970s. She was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church. She was a member of the former Suncoast Music Club. She was an early member of the Citrus County Historical Society and chairman of the Homosassa Library Board during the 1970s.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Duncan and Wilma MacRae of Homosassa; a sister, Elizabeth C. McKinney of St. Petersburg; six nieces and nephews; eight great-nieces and great-nephews and many cousins in Scotland and England.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Vincent Mascia, 72, of Connellsville, Pa.
Vincent A. Mascia, 72, of Connellsville, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness while vacationing from his native Connellsville. He was retired from the Commonwealth State Police after 32 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Mascia was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church and a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 948, Connellsville, Pa. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police in Connellsville.
He is survived by one son, Vincent Jr. (Cheryl) of Connellsville, Pa.; two daughters, Jean Mullen (John) of Inverness and Theresa Mascia of Connellville, Pa.; two sisters, Carmella Pittsment and Josephine King, both of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and one grandson, Matthew Phillip Mascia of Connellsville, Pa. Mr. Mascia was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Helkowski-Mascia, and two sisters, Nickolina Mascia and Librea Moorhead.
Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.

John Miller, 86, of Beverly Hills 
John A. Miller, 86, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at the Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills 12 years ago from New Hyde Park, N.Y. Mr. Miller was a retired gas meter reader for the gas industry. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Beverly Hills Fire Department and served as chaplain and secretary of the fire department. He was a life member of VFW Post No. 10087 of Beverly Hills; a member of the Inverness Elks Club No. 2522 and member of the Beverly Hills Civic Association of Beverly Hills.
Surviving are his wife, Josephine Bianchi Buck Miller of Beverly Hills; two daughters, Karen Miller of Tolland, Conn., and Eileen Miller of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandsons, Christian and Steven Carlberg; and two stepsons, Richard Buck of Treasure Island and Charles Buck of Mystic, Conn.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Jerome Salmons, 98, of Virginia
Jerome C. Salmons, 98, died at the Carriage Hill Nursing Home in Fredericksburg, Va., on Jan. 3, 1998. Born on May 4, 1899, in Winfield, Putnam County, W. Va., the son of State Sen. Robert Allen Salmons and Mary Ceges Tucker. Mr. Salmons was married April 21, 1923, to the late Thelma McCutcheon of Nicholas County, W. Va. They were the parents of three sons, two of which, Roger Allen of Monongahela, Pa., and Jerome C. Jr. of Orlando, survive. For several months prior to his death, Mr. Salmons was under the care of granddaughter Linda S. Robinson, a nurse of Stafford, Va. Prior to that he made his winter home in Crystal River, Fla., and spent summers in Morgantown, W. Va., with granddaughter Mary Ceges Scott. Mr. Salmons was employed his entire career of 43 years by the C & P Telephone Co. in Charleston, W. Va. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He retired to St. Petersburg, in 1961 where he lived until 1990.
Besides the two sons and two granddaughters mentioned above, Mr. Salmons is survived by five other grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The Wilson Funeral Home in Charleston, W. Va., is handling funeral arrangements.

Lyle Watson Sr., 97, of Beverly Hills 
Lyle S. Watson Sr., 97, of Beverly Hills died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998. He was born in Battle Creek, Mich., and came to Beverly Hills 26 years ago from Wayne, N.J. Mr. Watson was a retired foreman for Railway Express. He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hernando. 
He was the husband of the late Mildred Weller Watson, who died July 2, 1995.
Surviving are his son, Lyle H. of Crystal River; and three daughters, Mrs. Cleadith Scheresky of Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan Canada, Mrs. Anita Liljeras of Altamonte Springs and Mrs. Janice Hegarmeyer of Collegedale, Tenn.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Patricia Stogner Hartwich. Graveside services for Mrs. Patricia Stogner Hartwich will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday (today), Jan. 8, 1998, from the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City with Rev. Victoria Guthrie and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 164 officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Wilbur ''Bill'' James Kellum Jr. Memorial services for Mr. Wilbur ''Bill'' James Kellum Jr., age 81, owner of a machine manufacturing company, will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Fero Funeral Home Beverly Hills Chapel with Pastor Chris Whaley conducting the services. Cremation is under the direction of Fero Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital.

Marjorie Eleanor MacRae. A graveside service for Marjorie E. MacRae, age 83, of Homosassa will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Stage Stand Cemetery in Homosassa Springs. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the charity of your choice. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Grimm, 72, Texas oilman
ABILENE, Texas -- Jack Grimm, a West Texas oilman who came to be known for quixotic quests to find Bigfoot, Noah's Ark, the Loch Ness monster and the Titanic, died Tuesday. He was 72. 
Founder of the Grimm Oil Co., the man known locally as ''Cadillac Jack'' pursued his dream of finding and salvaging the Titanic vigorously, spending a reported $2 million to find the sunken vessel in the 1980s. 
In one expedition, an underwater camera took a picture of what appeared to be one of the ship's propellers. He recovered about 1,700 artifacts from the wreckage in 1987, but was not credited with finding the ship first. Grimm also spent millions of dollars in the 1970s searching for Noah's Ark and the Loch Ness monster. He paid two photographers to slog through the western Canadian wilderness in search of Bigfoot.


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