Miscellaneous Hernando County, Florida Obituaries - 1999

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Mary Elizabeth Fox
Mary Elizabeth Fox, 86, died Saturday, March 20, at Vencor Hospital, Tampa.
Born in Newark, N.J., she moved to this area nine years ago from Safety Harbor. She was a retired owner-operator of a restaurant and an Episcopalian by faith.
She is survived by two nieces and a nephew.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., Spring Hill.

Ella W. Snyder
Ella W. Snyder, 90, of Brooksville, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at Brooksville Health Care Center.
Born in Hoboken, N.J., she moved to this area five years ago from Syracuse, N.Y. She was a retired operator for New York Telephone, a homemaker and a Presbyterian by faith.
She is survived by a son, Robert Snyder of Marcellus, N.Y.; two daughters, Elizabeth Anderson and Margaret Snyder, both of Brooksville; a brother, Edward Wayne of Victorville, Calif.; two sisters, Helen Logan of Capistrano Beach, Calif., and Margaret Walden of Santa Rosa, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

Virginia Maxwell
Virginia Maxwell, 85, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 19, at her home.
Born in Ashton, W. Va., she moved to this area 37 years ago from Hollywood. She was in advertising and was a Baptist by faith.
She is survived by a son, Mark of Brooksville; and a brother, Edjar Mayes of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., Brooksville.

Shirley J. Barrett
Shirley J. Barrett, 60, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 19, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
Born in Seekonk, Mass., she moved to this area 10 years ago from Warwick, R.I. She was a waitress and a Baptist by faith.
She is survived by four sons, David Barrette and Steven Barrette, both of Warwick, R.I., and Richard Barrette and Randy, both of Mohawk, N.Y.; a daughter, Judy Trimble of Spring Hill; two brothers, John Fisk of Mississippi and Walter Fisk of Canterbury, Conn.; two sisters, Alice Ray of Jordan, N.Y. and Ida Thornlimb of Warwick, R.I.; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.

Virginia Maxwell
Virginia Maxwell, 85, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 19, at her home.
Born in Ashton, W. Va., she moved to this area 37 years ago from Hollywood. She was in advertising and was a Baptist by faith.
She is survived by a son, Mark of Brooksville; and a brother, Edjar Mayes of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., Brooksville.

Shirley J. Barrett
Shirley J. Barrett, 60, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 19, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
Born in Seekonk, Mass., she moved to this area 10 years ago from Warwick, R.I. She was a waitress and a Baptist by faith.
She is survived by four sons, David Barrette and Steven Barrette, both of Warwick, R.I., and Richard Barrette and Randy, both of Mohawk, N.Y.; a daughter, Judy Trimble of Spring Hill; two brothers, John Fisk of Mississippi and Walter Fisk of Canterbury, Conn.; two sisters, Alice Ray of Jordan, N.Y. and Ida Thornlimb of Warwick, R.I.; and 11 grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.

John R. Monical
John R. Monical, 86, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 19, at Brooksville Regional Hospital. 
Born in Evansville, Ind., he moved to this area 37 from Columbus, Ga.. He was a retired United States Army sergeant.
He is survived by a son, John III of Spartanburg, S.C.; two daughters, Carmen Dunn of Fresno, Calif. and Carmalita Day of Andalusia, Ala.; three sisters, Vera Moyer of Floral City, Charlotte Waters of Atlantic Beach and Marian Petticrew of Mead, Wash.; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.

George Posey Cook
George Posey Cook, 81, of Hernando Beach, died Saturday, March 20, at his home.
Born in Cyclone, W. Va., he moved here 52 years ago from Bluefield, W. Va. He was a retired heating and air conditioning specialist, a WWII U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Hernando Masonic Lodge #97 and the Hernando Beach First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Langworthy Cook; three sons, P. Gene of Brentwood, Tenn., Jerry of Pensacola and James of Jefferson City, Ga.; two daughters, Kathryn Lambson of Levan, Utah and Elizabeth "Betsy" Fagan Chichester of Hernando Beach; a brother, Lowell of Cyclone, W. Va.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

Lurlene E. Watkins
Lurlene E. Watkins, 73, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 17, at Oak Hill Hospital.
Born in Florence, S.C., she moved to this area 23 years ago from Boston. She was a retired furniture industry clerk and a member of the Josephine Street Church of the Living God.
She is survived by her husband, James; two sons, John Bennett of Spring Hill and Ralph Bennett of Brooksville; a daughter, Lurlene VanBuren of Boston; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Arrangements by Community Funeral and Service, Brooksville.

Frank Williams
Frank Williams, 64, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, March 17, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
Born in McKeesport, Penn., he moved to this area 40 years ago from Bessemer, Ala. He was a retired construction laborer.
He is survived by a friend, Elouise Owens of Brooksville; two sons, Frank Jr. and Eric Eugene, both of Brooksville; two daughters, Annette Scriven and Blondell Carter, both of Brooksville; a sister, Dolly Woodard of Loraine, Ohio; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Community Funeral and Service, Brooksville.

Robert Lee Alley
Robert Lee Alley, 69, of Ridge Manor, died Thursday, March 18, at Pasco Community Hospital, Dade City.
Born in Summerfield, N.C., he moved to this area 10 years ago from Tallahassee. He was a U.S. Marine Corp retired sergeant major with 25 years service and two tours of Vietnam, a member of the First Baptist Church of Lacoochee and a gospel musician.
He is survived by his wife, Martha T. of Ridge Manor; three sons, James L. (and Deborah) Alley of Alachua, Terry M. (and Michelle) of Bonita Springs and Kenny L. (and Melody) of Tallahassee; two sisters, Peggy Gibson of Summerfield, N.C. and Carolyn Hudson of Greensboro, N.C.; a brother, Alton of Greensboro, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Coleman & Ferguson Company, Dade City.

Paul L. Steele
Paul L. Steele, 76, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 19, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
Born in Oakland, Calif., he moved to this area 14 years ago from Orchard Lake, Mich. He was a telephone company repairman and U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan Bishop of Troy, Mich. and Anne Eagle of Napierville, Ill.; a brother, Howard of Waterford, Mich.; two sisters, Pauline Lehn and Nancy Sue Smith, both of Morganton, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.

Richard Lee Beane
Richard Lee Beane, 72, of Brooksville, died Saturday, March 20, at his home.
Born in Redford, Mich., he was an operations manager for Texaco, a member of the Elks Lodge and a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Brooksville; a son, Jeffrey of South Lyon, Mich.; two daughters, Kathy Powell of North Wilksboro, N.C. and Marie Fisher of Grand Junction, Colo.; a stepson, Gregory Morton of Plano, Texas; a stepdaughter, Lynne Edgar of Rochester, Mich.; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.

Mary M. Nadolski
Mary M. Nadolski, 84, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 8.
She was born in Beaverdale, Pa., and moved to this area 18 years ago from Stratford, Conn. She was a beautician at Fifth Avenue Beauty Salon (proprietress) in Connecticut, and a member of the St. Francis Cabrini Women's Guild, Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, The Connecticut Club, Wednesday Fun Bowling League of Spring Hill Lanes and St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include two daughters, Arlene Convertito of Bridgeport, Conn., and Carol of Stratford; and a sister, Helene Biros Babyak of Spring Hill.
Arrangements by Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.

Ann Green
Ann Green, 67, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, March 17, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She was born in Toronto, Canada, and moved to this area 30 years ago from Tampa. She was an executive secretary for Southwest Florida Water Management District and an Episcopalian by faith.
Survivors include a son, Kevin Cowie of Whitby Ontario, Canada; a daughter, Cathy Cowie-Ward of Brooksville; a brother, Kenneth Robson of Dunrobin Ontario; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Edward C. Overton
Edward C. Overton, 86, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, March 18, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Highland, Wis., and moved to this area four years ago from Zephyrhills. He was a retired custodian, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include two sons, Charles of Benton, Wis., and Robert Jeffery of Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother, Francis of Madison, Wis.; a sister, Mary Ellen Knuteson of Madison, Wis.; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Joseph Orban
Joseph Orban, 86, formerly of Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 21, at Muhlenberg Hospital, Plainfield, N.J.
He was born in Carteret, N.J., and moved to Scotch Plains, N.J. from Spring Hill two years ago. He was a retired electrical maintenance supervisor with General Motors, Linden, N.J., a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the Rahway Lafayette Lodge 97 F & AM, Rahway, N.J., and attended Grace Presbyterian Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include a son, Joseph of Scotch Plains; a daughter, Carol Scrudato of Franklin, N.J.; two brothers, John of Clearwater and Geza of Boise, Idaho; five sisters, Mary Csete of Spring Hill, Rose Mahl and Betty Hayden, both of Lagrange, Ohio, Ruth Cziraky of Cocoa and Helen Macalik of Linden; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.

Dean G. Ferguson
Dean G. Ferguson, 91, of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 21.
He was born in Altoona, Pa., and moved to this area 20 years ago from Arlington, Va. He was a hospital filing clerk for the U.S. Government, and a member of St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C., and St. Anthony Catholic Church, Brooksville.
He is survived by close friends, Frank and Margaret Terkovich of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Gladys V. Holmes
Gladys V. Holmes, 90, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 19, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
She was born in Monroe, Maine, and moved to this area 28 years ago from Lincoln, Maine. She was a high school teacher, a member of the Maine Retired Teachers' Association and United Church of Christ, Spring Hill, and a life member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include her son, Roger A. of South Salem, N.Y.; a sister, Idres Fletcher of Salem, Ore.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Virginia Maxwell
Virginia Maxwell, 85, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 19, at her home.
She was born in Ashton, W.Va., and moved to this area 37 years ago from Hollywood. She was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her son, Mark of Brooksville; and a brother, Edjar Mayes of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Roy C. Bankey
Roy C. Bankey, 83, of High Point, Brooksville, died Saturday, March 20, at his home.
He was born in Pemberville, Ohio, and moved to this area 18 years ago from Adrian, Mich. He was the owner of Bankey's Collision Service, Adrian, and a member of the High Point Golf Association and Mariner United Methodist Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Olga; a daughter, Suzanne L. Merritt of Lakeland; and a brother, Wilbur A., Sr. of Bowling Green, Ohio.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Ann Mae Lowe
Ann Mae Lowe, 81, of Clover Leaf Farms, Brooksville, died Sunday, March 21, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She was born in Canton, Ohio, and moved to this area 14 years ago from her native Canton. She was a secretary for Hoover Vacuum Company.
Survivors include her husband, Willis; a daughter, JoAnn of Bolivar, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Emma Elizabeth Kanuck
Emma Elizabeth Kanuck, 78, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 22, at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center.
She was born in Newark, N.J., and moved to this area 15 years ago from Cape Cod, Mass. She retired from the Barnstable Water Company, Past Matron Cotuit Chapter 177 of Centerville, Mass., O.E.S., and member of the Spring Hill Chapter 323 O.E.S. and Mariner United Methodist Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include her husband, George; three sons, George of Silver Springs, Md., Rev. Robert L. of Delmare, N.Y., and Mark J. of Suffolk, Va.; a sister, Helen S. Landesman of Cape Cod; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

Stella V. Johnson
Stella V. Johnson, 88, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 22, at Eastbrooke Health Care Center.
She was born in Amelia County, Va., and moved to this area a year ago from Jensen Beach. She was the owner/operator of Belleair Beauty Shop in Milwaukee, Wis., a member of the Sweet Adelines musical group, and Baha'i by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Geoffrey of Brooksville and Bruce of Henderson, Nev.; a brother, Stanley Gronert of Glendale, Wis.; a sister, Lillian McDermott of Nemonie Falls, Wis.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

Susan J. Mountain
Susan J. Mountain, 51, of Riverview, formerly of Brooksville, died Tuesday, March 23, at Tampa General Hospital.
She was born in Tampa. She was a lab technician for the State of Florida, a 4th year post graduate student of Geology at USF, a member of Blue Key Honor Society and Daughters of The American Revolution, and affiliated with Spring Lake United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, George; two sons, Ron Allen of Marianna and Kevin Pigott of Nashville, Tenn.; three daughters, Eve Law and Kim Shugrue, both of Tampa, and Julia Bosma of Vero Beach; her mother, Joyce Payne of Tampa; and a grandchild.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Marie J. McAndrews
Marie J. McAndrews, 73, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 21, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
She was born in Gloucester, N.J., and moved to this area 10 years ago from New Jersey. She was a shipping clerk in pharmaceuticals and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include her companion, Henry Lewis of Spring Hill; two sons, John McGonigal of High Springs and William Mangine of Gloucester City, N.J.; a brother, William H. Clements of Gloucester City; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Frank A. Callahan
Frank A. Callahan, 81, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 22, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
He was born in New York City, N.Y., and moved to this area recently from New Port Richey. He was a superintendent of bridge painters, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, a member of VFW Post 8681, Shady Hills, and American Legion, Holiday, and Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Wilda; and a sister, Grace Boller of Greenlawn, N.Y.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Robert J. Elliott
Robert J. Elliott, 81, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Tuesday, March 23, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Isleta, Ohio, and moved to this area 16 years ago from Monrovia, Calif. He was a mortgage loan officer, a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, a member of American Legion Post 99, Brooksville, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; four nephews; and two nieces.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Blanche M. Abernathy
Blanche M. Abernathy, 78, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, March 23.
She moved to this area a year ago from her native Gastonia, N.C. She retired from Wix Filter Company after 42 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Gastonia.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet Bair of Spring Hill and Jo Setton of Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.

Bernie Dillon 
Bernie Dillon , 59, of Spring Hill, passed away Monday, March 22, 1999, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Anaconda, Mont., and moved to this area nine years ago from St. Louis, Mo. He retired from the Comprehensive Care Corp. in Missouri, was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the Hernando Beach Yacht Club, former owner of Sorrento's Restaurant, and a Catholic by faith.
He is survived by his loving partner in life, Dianne; his son, Ben of Washington, D.C.; his daughter, Debbie of Spring Hill; a sister, Lois Fuller of Anaconda; a brother, Larry of California; and a granddaughter.
Arrangements were made by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Mary Louise Holts
Mary Louise Holts, 48, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 19, at her home.
She was born in Hampton, S.C., and moved to this area 15 years ago from Clewiston. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a friend, James henry Blake of Brooksville; her father, Isaiah James of Hampton, S.C.; her mother, Mary Maner of Brooksville; six brothers, Eugene Early of Brooksville, Elmore Maner of Gallion, Ala., Charles Maner of Harrisburg, Pa., Joseph Maner of Quincy, Rodney James and Johnnie James of Hampton, S.C.; four sisters, Pauline Harris, Margaret Holmes, Rose Nelson and Shirley Owens, all of Brooksville; a stepdaughter, Amanda Williams of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Community Funeral Service, Brooksville.

Marion Lamb
Marion Lamb, 80, of Tampa, died Sunday, March 21, at University Community Hospital of Tampa.
She was born in Lansing, Mich., and moved to this area 19 years ago from Michigan. She was an ordained minister, a member of the National Association of Social Workers, a Christian by faith and attended In the Name of Jesus World Outreach Center.
Survivors include her son, Mark; a sister, Jean Baker of Lansing; and a brother, William Kimball of Dimondale, Mich.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Joseph (Joe) A. Berg
Joseph (Joe) A. Berg, 87, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 24, at The Arbors at Bayonet Point.
He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved to this area 16 years ago from Clearwater. He retired from his own consulting service in Florida and was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill. 
Survivors include his wife, Doris; two daughters, Patricia Stevens of Texas and Pamela of California; a brother, Jack of Tennessee; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Gerda M. Anderson
Gerda M. Anderson, 70, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Sunday, March 21.
She was born in Hamburg, Germany, and moved to this area eight years ago from St. Charles, Ill. She was a former employee of National Electronics, Inc., La Fox, Ill.
Survivors include her husband, Warren; two stepsons, Gary of Aurora, Ill., and Jeffery of Batavia, Ill; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Armour of Batavia; a brother, Carol Klingner of West Chicago, Ill.; and a sister, Edith Morton of New York.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Joseph "Joe" Preambo
Joseph "Joe" Preambo, 71, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, March 25, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
He was born in Scranton, Pa., and moved to this area five years ago from Delaware. He was a cook and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include two brothers, Thomas and Latvie, both of Pennsylvania; and three sisters, Teresa Wilson of Spring Hill, Pearl Denino and Johanna Deluca, both of Pennsylvania.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

Martha (Boyarski) Chicknosky
Martha (Boyarski) Chicknosky, 76, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, March 23.
She was born in Swoyersville, Pa., and moved to this area 50 years ago. 
Survivors include her daughter, Marlene Peters of Mission Viejo, Calif.; a brother, Frank Boyarski of E. Stroudsburg, Pa.; two sisters, Helen Meeker of Harveys Lake, Pa., and Bernice Andruczyk of Dover, N.J.; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Helen French
Helen French, 80, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, March 23, at Mease Countryside Hospital.
She moved to this area nine years ago from Beacon Woods, Hudson. She was a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include a sister, Gene Locker of Hudson; a niece, Glorida Zawacki of Largo; two great-nieces, Kim Nichols of Largo and Jennifer Dugan of Clearwater; a great-nephew, Steven Zawacki of Jacksonville; and two great-great nieces, Brittany and Lauren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Maria P. Pereira
Maria P. Pereira, 77, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 24, at her home.
She was born in Viseu, Portugal, and moved to this area eight years ago from Falmouth, Mass. She retired from Augat Electronics and was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include her husband, Avelino; and a brother, Herminio P. Natividade of Portugal.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.

Alta LaRene (Fletcher) Test
Alta LaRene (Fletcher) Test, 77, of Ridge Manor, died Wednesday, March 24.
She was born in Pennsylvania and moved to this area 41 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a horticulturist with Hernando Association of Retarded Citizens (HARC), formerly managed the snack bar at Pasco Packing, and a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include her son, Joseph of Hernando Beach; a daughter, Lavenia Housley of Ridge Manor; two sisters, Lavenia Cagle of Freeport, Texas, and Betty Myers of Lake Panasoffkee; and a brother, Robert "Bobby" Myers of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.


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