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Edna Casale, 86, of Inverness
Edna ''Elaine'' Casale, 86, of Inverness, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hos-pital. She was born in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 9, 1911, and came here three years ago from Aripeka. She was a retired registered nurse. She was a World War II Army veteran. She was a Methodist.
Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Louis Michael Casale; a son, Michael Casale of Hockessin, Del.; a daugter, Carlyn S. Wojtal of Pineville, N.C.; a brother, Lyndon Hess of Hershey, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Ann Hopkins of Inverness; and a grandson, William John Wojtal.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

John Judge, 76, of Crystal River
John ''Jack'' O. Judge, 76, of Crystal River, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Munroe Regional Hospital Center in Ocala. He was born on June 4, 1921, in Hadley, Mass., to Clarence and Lillian Paddock Judge, and came here 25 years ago from Northhamp-ton, Mass. He was a retired carpenter. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 139 of Homosassa. He was Catholic.
Surviving are a son, Donald P. Judge of Leeds, Mass.; a daughter, Cheryl Paradiso of Westford, Mass.; a brother, Norman D. Judge of Homosassa Springs; four grandchildren; and a special friend, Patricia Shaffer of Dunnellon. He was predeceased by his wife, Lorena Judge, who died on May 31, 1995, and a son, John Judge, who died March 22, 1997.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Lucille Rapids, 75, of Beverly Hills
Lucille A. Rapids, 75, of Beverly Hills, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998. She was born in Posen, Ill., and came here 26 years ago from Livonia, Mich. She was an employee of Holiday Inn and Howard Johnson restaurants. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beverly Hills. She was the wife of the late Ray A. Rapids who died on April 17, 1978.
Surviving are two sons, Mr. Norman Shures of Ypsilanti, Mich. and John R. Shures of Chelsea, Mich.; a brother, Leonard Stawicki of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren, Phillip Shures, Rebeca Denike and Kimberly Collins; and seven great-grandchildren, Trisha, Heather, Samantha, Shalena, Stephanie, Chris and Nicole.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.
 
Mary Carr, 82, of Beverly Hills 
Mary Jane Carr, 82, of Beverly Hills died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., lived in New Jersey and moved to Citrus County six years ago from St. Petersburg. Mrs. Carr was a member of various art clubs and loved to paint.
Surviving are her son, Thomas (Joyce) Ackerman of New Jersey; stepson, Arthur (Virginia) Carr of Massachusetts; daughter, Susan P. Meyer of Beverly Hills; stepdaughter, Mrs. Michaele (Richard) Wittel of Englewood; two nephews, ''Scoop'' (Marlene) House, and Howard (Barbara) House; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Frank Fenn, 84, of Dunnellon 
Frank J. Fenn, 84, of Dunnellon died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998. He was born in Essex, Conn., and came to Dunnellon 21 years ago from Westbrook, Conn. Mr. Fenn was retired from New England Utilities. He was a World War II Army veteran, a life member of DAV and Military Order of Purple Heart. He was a Christian.
Surviving are his daughter, Ms. Barbara Fenn of Dunnellon; sister, Mrs. Flora Dwier of Bloomfield, Conn.; and two grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

James Jamison, 66, of Crystal River 
James G. Jamison, 66, of Crystal River died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mr. Jamison was born in Orlando and was an executive (Ret.) for the Orlando Sentinel for many years. He held memberships with the Loyal Order of Moose, Crystal River Lodge No. 2013, and was a Mason with the Winter Park Lodge. Mr. Jamison was Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Nina Jamison of Crystal River; three sons, Curt and wife Jannett of Denver, Colo., Richard of Apopka and Jerry and wife Lori of Oviedo; one daughter, Cindy Jamison Boyd and husband Steven of Tampa; two brothers, Clyde Boykin of California, John Boykin of Kissimmee; two sisters, Molly Boykin of Crystal River and Dolores Kephart of Somerset, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

William Todd, 81, of Inverness 
William James Todd, 81, of Inverness died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at the Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born on Aug. 12, 1916, in Kearny, N.J., to the late William and Isabel (Mills) Todd, he came here 18 years ago from there. Mr. Todd was a retired shop foreman with 35 years of service from the Western Electric Corporation. He was a member of the Pioneer Club of Western Electric Retirees. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Frances V. Todd; five sons, William Todd of Belle Mead, N.J., John Todd of Succasunna, N.J., Frank Surico, Paul Surico, both of Dayton, Ohio, and Archie MacDonald of Succasunna, N.J.; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Murray Tropp, 89, of Beverly Hills 
Murray Tropp, 89, of Beverly Hills died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills 25 years ago from there. Mr. Tropp was a retired salesman for the Welco Industry and a member of the Beverly Hills Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Temple of Peace Beth Sholom, Beverly Hills. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Mae Tropp, who died April 21, 1982.
Surviving are his wife, Ethel Karangelen Tropp of Beverly Hills; son, Lenny of New York City, N.Y.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Sabetsky and Mrs. Shirley Bernstein, both of Fort Lauderdale.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.
 
Charles Bridges, 70, of Crystal River 
Charles F. Bridges, 70, of Crystal River died on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. Mr. Bridges was born and lived in Orlando, where he was a real estate broker throughout his career, moving to Citrus County nine years ago. He was a member of the Board of Realtors in Orange County, Citrus County and for the state of Florida. Mr. Bridges was a member of the South Orlando Kiwanis Club and also a member of the First Baptist Church of Crystal River.
He is survived by his wife, Gale Bridges of Crystal River; daughter, Cheryl Furman of Orlando; stepson, M. Cliff Kemp of Lake Mary, Fla.; stepdaughter, Katherine Wattwood of Orlando; brother, Donald of San Jose, Calif.; sister, Dorothy B. Mason of Orlando; two grandsons and four step-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Lillian Currier, 77, formerly of Inverness
Lillian Anna Currier, 77, formerly of Inverness, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, in New Port Richey. She had lived in Inverness for 26 years where she had worked in the nursing field.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Currier; two sons, Richard A. Currier of Wurtsboro, N.Y., and Daniel D. Currier of San Antonio, Fla.; three daughters, Kathleen A. Fortier of Londonderry, N.H., Elaine D. Lopez of Summerfield, Fla., and Lillian M. Prine of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Paul Thiem of Dunedin and Norman Thiem of Florence, S.C.; one sister, Bertha Walker of Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Coleman and Ferguson Funeral Home, Dade City.

Agnes Grabell, 84, of Beverly Hills 
Agnes Grabell, 84, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills 21 years ago from Nassau County, New York. She was a retired manager in the retail industry. She was Catholic.
Surviving are her sister, Margaret Cardello of Deer Park, N.Y., and niece, Peggy Tavolario of Plainview, N.Y.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Hazel Hicks, 85, of Crystal River 
Hazel K. Hicks, 85, of Crystal River died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998 in Crystal River at her sister's residence. Born in Largo, she moved to Crystal River area in 1978 from St. Petersburg. She worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Petersburg.
She is survived by one brother, Raymond C. Keller of Hayesville, N.C.; two sisters, Elizabeth Wheeler and Dorothy Lee, both of Crystal River; and several nieces and nephews.
Blount Curry and Roel Funeral Homes, Woodlawn Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Earl Sandford, 80, of Lecanto 
Earl J. Sandford, 80, of Lecanto died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998. Mr. Sandford came to Lecanto 11 years ago from his native Beacon, N.Y., and was a retired technician in the business machine industry. Mr. Sandford retired from IBM in Fishkill, N.Y. He was Protestant and was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are three sons, Robert and his wife Rosa of Tigard, Ore., Randy and his wife Audrey of Winter Springs, Fla., and Terry J. of Lecanto; one brother, Richard of New Port Richey; one sister, Marian Nameth of Beacon, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Daryne Creedon, Justin Sandford, Jordan Sandford and Arielle Sandford; and many nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Kathleen Swann, 57, of Homosassa 
Kathleen E. Swann, 57, of Homosassa died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at home under the loving care of family and Hospice of Citrus County. She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and came to Homosassa eight years ago from Spring Hill. Mrs. Swann owned and operated M&M Accounting in Homosassa. She was a member of Grace Bible Church; member of Homosassa Lupus Support Group; North American Indian Center of Western Florida Inc.; and affiliated with Central Florida Sugar Babes Doll Club of Sugarmill Woods and Deaf Services of Citrus County.
Surviving are her husband, Harold ''Bear'' Swann of Homosassa; one son, Brian Zipter of Tampa; two daughters, Cheryl Walesby and Cindy Williams, both of Tampa; two brothers, Charles Grant of Tampa and Richard Grant of Pennsylvania; and seven grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Charles Valentine, 60, of Homosassa 
Charles J. Valentine, 60, of Homosassa died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998. Mr. Valentine was a native of Bronx, N.Y. He was self-employed in the used car business. He was a Catholic and a veteran.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Mariano of Sloatsburg, N.Y.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Patricia Corona, 58, of Homosassa 
Patricia Ann Corona, 58, of Homosassa died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998. She was born in New York City, N.Y., and came to Homosassa 18 years ago from Danbury, Conn. Mrs. Corona was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Crystal River.
Surviving are her husband, James David Corona Sr. of Homosassa; two sons, Joseph Michael Corona and James David Corona Jr., both of Homosassa; daughter, Ms. Janice Ann Corona of Homosassa; three brothers, John Burke of New York, James Burke and David Burke, both of Danbury, Conn.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Palmer of Lecanto and Mrs. Margaret Griffin of Danbury, Conn.; and four grandchildren, Raymond James Corona, Joseph Michael Dormetoe, James Dormetoe and Jessica Ashley Corona.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Homosassa Chapel.

William Coyle, 75, of Crystal River 
William P. Coyle, 75, of Crystal River died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998. He was born in Pawtucket, R.I., and came to Crystal River one year ago from there. Mr. Coyle was retired from St. Regis Paper Maintenance Department. He was Catholic.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Georgette ''Jo'' Bonneau Coyle of Crystal River; three sons, Billy and Edward, both of Pawtucket, R.I., and John of South Carolina; daughter, Mrs. Betty Ann Polion of Crystal River; sister, Mrs. Alice Chagnon of Ocala; and six grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Etta Fuller, 95, of Trenton
Etta R. Fuller, 95, formerly of Crystal River, died on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at the Tri County Nursing Home in Trenton. Mrs. Fuller was born in Honaker, Va., and came to Crystal River in 1972 from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Fuller was a Baptist and a member of the First Baptist Church of Crystal River.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Zenas Fuller, June 30, 1975, and is survived by her daughter-in-law, Delna M. Fuller of Brooksville; brother, Giles Fields of Crystal River; three sisters, Margarite Axline and Elizabeth Buck, both of Akron, Ohio, and Ruth Davis of Holiday, Fla.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

John Hansen, 77, of Fort Pierce
John R. Hansen, 77, formerly of Crystal River, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at his residence in Fort Pierce. He was born in Chicago, Ill., and had been a resident of Fort Pierce for two years after moving from Crystal River. Prior to retirement he worked for North Shore Gas Company for 20 years in Waukegan, Ill. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was past commander and 50 year member of the American Legion Homer Darringer Post No. 218 in Waukegan, Ill.
Surviving are two sons, Paul of Higden, Ark., and William of Zion, Ill.; four daughters, Pamela Gray of Port St. Lucie, Susan McCormick of Crystal River, Mary Lou Youngberg of Hixson, Tenn., and Nancy Helmkamp of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; a brother, Larry of Roswell, N.M.; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Shirley Jenner, 68, of Holder 
Shirley Gwendolyn Jenner, 68, of Holder died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998. She was born in Lansing, Mich., and came to Holder 10 years ago from Coral, Mich. Mrs. Jenner was retired from General Motors and a member of United Auto Workers. She was Protestant.
Surviving are her husband, Melvin W. Jenner of Holder; two sons, Danny W. Fuller of Greenville, Mich., and Glenn E. Jenner of Lakeview, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Gwendolyn Spaulding of Stanton, Mich.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Minnie Neppell, 82, of St. Cloud 
Minnie P. Neppell, 82, of St. Cloud died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, in Lecanto. A native of Newfoundland, she came to St. Cloud 10 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. Mrs. Neppell was a homemaker; member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Mastic Beach, Long Island, N.Y.; and member of St. Cloud Homemaker's Club.
Surviving are her husband, John E. Neppell of St. Cloud; two daughters, Gail Kierych and husband Bill of Beverly Hills, and Lynne DeBona and husband Robert of Mastic Beach, L.I., N.Y.; three grandchildren, John DeBona, Robert Levering and Scott Levering; and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

M.E. Sparkman, 80, of Crystal River
M.E. ''Sparky'' Sparkman, 80, of Crystal River and Vancouver, Wash., died at his residence in Vancouver on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998. Mr. Sparkman was born in Crystal River to W.A. and Helen R. Sparkman on March 31, 1917. Mr. Sparkman moved to Vancouver, Wash., 20 years ago and maintained his residence here during that time. He was the former owner of Sparkman Dry Goods, co-founder of Pro-Line Boats and Crystal Outboard Motors, all of Crystal River. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and held memberships with the Elks Lodge and Rifle Club of Vancouver, Wash., and was a past commander with American Legion Blanton-Thompson Post No. 155 of Crystal River. Mr. Sparkman was Presbyterian.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Regenia Sparkman of Vancouver, Wash., and Crystal River; son, Dr. William E. Sparkman of Lubbock, Texas; and daughter, Helen Joyce Bowie of Macon, Ga.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Donald Stewart, 74, of Inverness 
Donald E. Stewart, 74, of Inverness died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born on Oct. 18, 1923, in Greeley, Colo., to the late John and Hazel (Jewell) Stewart, he came here 19 years ago from Tampa, where he had been a longtime resident. He was a retired postal carrier with 32 years of service. Mr. Stewart served in the U.S. Navy as a Pharmacist Mate in the South Pacific with the 22nd Marines, which received two Navy Commendations for assault and capture of the Marshall Islands and Guam.
He later served in the Korean conflict. He was a member of the NALC Branch No. 599 and the VFW Post No. 4337 of Inverness.
Surviving are two sons, John M. of Tampa and Kenneth W. of Yorkhaven, Pa.; one daughter, Donna Stewart of Tampa; one sister, Betty; and two grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Stanley Stozenski, 84, of Beverly Hills 
Stanley S. Stozenski, 84, of Beverly Hills died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998. 
He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and came to Beverly Hills from there. Mr. Stozenski was a retired school teacher; a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and a life member of Disabled Veterans. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills.
Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Gertrude Mahon Stozenski of Beverly Hills; sister, Mrs. Fay Rielly of Miami Beach; stepson, Buddy Mortimer of Apollo Beach; and stepdaughter, Mrs. Karen Barrett of New Port Richey.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.
 
George Bosch, 74, of Brooksville 
George R. Bosch, 74, of Brooksville died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Brooksville Regional Hospital. 
He was born in Highland Lake, N.Y., and came to Brooksville in 1982 from West Milford, N.J. Mr. Bosch was a pressman for Berles Carton Company in Patterson, N.J. 
He was a Methodist. He was U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Helen M. (Ethier) Bosch of Brooksville; three sons, Robert G. of Brooksville; Allen R. of Montclair, N.J.; and Larry E. of Brooksville; two brothers, Edward of Manahawkin, N.J.; and Harold of Navarre, Fla.; and one grandson, Brian.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Fred Lynch, 88, of Floral City 
Fred Lynch, 88, of Floral City died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. 
Mr. Lynch was born in New York City, N.Y., on Dec. 12, 1909, and came here 26 years ago from Uniondale, Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired head cashier for Railway Express in Garden City, N.Y., with 31 years of service. Mr. Lynch was Catholic.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Marie (Ruth) Lynch; daughter, Marie Stylka of Inverness; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Estelle Walrabenstein, 93, of Beverly Hills 
Estelle E. Walrabenstein, 93, of Beverly Hills died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at the Life Care Center in Lecanto. 
Mrs. Walrabenstein was born in St. George, Ill., on Dec. 30, 1904, to the late George W. and Matilda (Gregoire) Regnier. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills.
Surviving are one son, George Walrabenstein of South Carolina; one daughter, Joanne Senesac of Beverly Hills; two sisters, Marie Legris of Fort Smith, Ark.; and May Rushbrook of Bourbonnais, Ill.; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


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