Miscellaneous Hernando County, Florida Obituaries - 2000

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Alvira Opalenik
Alvira Opalenik, 79, of Spring Hill, died Monday, Feb. 28, at Vencor Hospital, Tampa.
She was born in Montrose, Colo., and moved to this area 15 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va. She was a retired health department secretary in Norfolk, Va., and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Charles; a daughter, Cindy Brown of Spring Hill; and two granddaughters.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Pearl L. Lawrence
Pearl L. Lawrence, 80, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 17, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She moved to this area 20 years ago from Toledo, Ohio. She was an LPN and had worked at Toledo Mental Health Center for 21 years before retiring in 1975. She was a lifelong member of Salem United Church of Christ, Toledo, and was an active member of the Spring Hill United Church of Christ. She organized the Happy Wanderers travel group and was its director and tour guide on many local trips as well as trips around the U.S. and Europe.
Survivors include her son, David Aubry of Cocoa; a brother, Carol Sisco of Toledo; and three grandchildren, Ann, Sara and Marc.
Arrangements by Walter Funeral Home, Toledo.

Betty Boorse Schmidt
Betty Boorse Schmidt of Green Cove Springs, formerly of Spring Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 24. She was retired and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Col Charles; two daughters, Lisa of Green Cove Springs and Mary of Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Mildred (Camille) Franklin
Mildred (Camille) Franklin, 84, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
She was born in Orange, N.J., and moved to this area 22 years ago from New Jersey. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph; two sons, Joseph A. and Anthony, both of New Jersey; two sisters, Josephine Volker of Florida and Louise De Angelus of New Jersey; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Henry Andrew Rossett
Henry Andrew Rossett, 81, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, at his home.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 15 years ago from Warrenville, Ill. He was a retired supervisor for Amtrak, a U.S. Army veteran, a life member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1290, Naperville, and VFW Post 10209, Spring Hill, past president of Sheet Metal Works Union 228084, Chicago, and attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, Henry of Wheaton, Ill., and Benjamin of Spring Hill; a daughter, Helena Keith of Spring Hill; a brother, Joe Ficner of Chicago; three sisters, Phillis Topel, Adline Delong and Evlin Kalas, all of Chicago; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Madeline Teolis
Madeline Teolis, 91, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 1, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area six years ago from Roslyn, N.Y. She was a homemaker and attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include two sons, Vincent of Spring Hill and Simon of Muttontown, N.Y.; a daughter, Shirley Jacobson of Brooksville; a brother, Michael Denicola of Mineola, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.

Clarice Inch
Clarice Inch, 83, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, March 1, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She was born in England and moved to this area 15 years ago from Port Huron, Mich. She was a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Charles R.; a son, Lewis Clark of Clarkston, Mich.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Ethel Mattie Tankersley Messer
Ethel Mattie Tankersley Messer, 90, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, March 1.
She was a lifelong resident of Brooksville and a member of Eden Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons, Ernest of Atlanta, Ga., Hilton of Newberry, Roger of Blanco, Texas, and Kenneth of West Columbia, Texas; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Edith Elizabeth Shelton
Edith Elizabeth Shelton, 91, of Brooksville, died Thursday, March 2, at Heartland of Brooksville.
She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and moved to this area 28 years ago from Meridian, Conn. She was a homemaker and a Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include her son, Malcolm of Brooksville; a sister, Eva Winsterbarth of Cheshire, Conn.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Robert George Radschweit
Robert George Radschweit, 76, of Antigo, Wis., winter resident of Spring Hill, died Thursday, March 2, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
He was born in Hibbing, Minn. He retired from American Motors, was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of VFW Post 2653, Antigo.
He is survived by his wife, Blanche.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Edith A. Tremmel
Edith A. Tremmel, 83, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 3, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She moved to this area 22 years ago from her native Berkeley Heights, N.J. She was a restaurant owner and operator.
Survivors include her sister, Marg Barnowski of Berkeley Heights; and a brother-in-law, Robert Merritt of Spring Hill.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Clarence Reeves
Clarence Reeves, 83, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 3, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Chiefland and moved to this area 23 years ago from New Port Richey. He was a tile setter and a member of Masaryktown Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Pearlie Mae; a son, Curt of Brooksville; a brother, Don; and a sister, Bertha Hodge.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Thomas John Drews
Thomas John Drews, 64, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 3, at his home.
He was a native of Buffalo, N.Y., and moved to this area eight years ago from Canadaigua, N.Y. He retired from the U.S. Army after 42 years as an electronic technician, was a member of The Suncoast Ship Model Society and attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; four sons, Eric and Jeff, both of Tampa, and Michael Lemke of Farmington, N.Y., and Mark Lemke of Rochester, N.Y.; and a granddaughter.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.

Patricia K. Martin
Patricia K. Martin, 66, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 3, at her home.
She was born in Flushing, N.Y., and moved to this area 24 years ago from Houma, La. She worked at Eastside Elementary School and was a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Mitchell of Tampa and John Mitchell of Albany, La.; two daughters, Barbara Shiflett of Brooksville and Elizabeth Bendl of Madison; two sisters, Maureen Augustine of Geneva, N.Y., and Barbara Booth of Topsfield, Mass; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Mary Meyer
Mary Meyer, 87, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 4, at Evergreen Woods Nursing Center.
She was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Brian of Spring Hill and John C. Jr. of Weeki Wachee; and a sister, Joan Hughes of Mesa, Ariz.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Donald J. Adcock
Donald J. Adcock, 75, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 4, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
He was born in Flint, Mich., and moved to this area seven years ago from Ft. Lauderdale. He retired after 42 years with General Motors Insurance Company as a senior adjuster, was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, life member of VFW Post 10209, Spring Hill, and Masonic Lodge F&AM 223, Flint, past president of both the Ft. Lauderdale Shrine Club and Pasco Billiken Club, past state commander for the Department of Florida China-Burma-India Veterans Association and a member of American Legion Post 186, Spring Hill, Elk Lodge 2582 BPOE, Brooksville, Mani Temple Shrine, Miami, Royal Order of Jesters Court 88, Miami, and First Christian Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; two brothers-in-law, Richard Wells of Flint and Robert Wells of Buckhead, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Bennet of Spring Hill; and a nephew, Arthur of Utah.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Mae R. Greer
Mae R. Greer, 75, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 4, at her home.
She was born in Kankakee, Ill., and moved to this area 16 years ago from Clearwater. She was a homemaker, a Protestant by faith, and a member of Full Gospel Assembly Church.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a son, Joseph Jr. of Florida; three daughters, Karen Coffey, Anita Sites, and Pamela, all of Florida; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Joseph S. Maio
Joseph S. Maio, 78, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 5, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area 27 years ago from Miami. He was a retired dancer and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Rose; two sons, Marc Thomas Boucher and Michael Todd Boucher, both of Spring Hill; two brothers, Anthony and John, both of New Port Richey; and a sister, Catherine Altrui of New Port Richey.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Paul J. Bradley
Paul J. Bradley, 88, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 4, at his home.
He was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., and moved to this area 30 years ago from Dunedin. He was owner/operator of Bradley 66 Service Station, Clearwater, an auxiliary member of the VFW, American Legion, and The Eagles, Spring Hill, and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his daughter, Shirley Laderoot of Spring Hill; two brothers; a sister; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Elizabeth B. Johnson 
Elizabeth B. Johnson, 69, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 6, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
She was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 14 years ago from Roscoe, Ill. She was a member of the Spring Hill Garden Club and its treasurer for 10 years and a member and Eucharist Minister of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include three daughters, Lori McCann, LeeAnne Foust and Christa, all of Spring Hill; two sons, Paul of Rockford, Ill., and Mark of Beloit, Wis.; a sister, Jane Wells of Riverwood, Ill.; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Wilfred F. Orndorff
Wilfred F. Orndorff, 68, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Tuesday, March 6, at home.
He was a native of Gettysburg, Pa., and moved to this area 11 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a police detective for the St. Petersburg Police Department and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Spring Hill, Withlacoochee Trails and Rails, and St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; three sons, Sidney of Pinellas Park, Stanley of Spring Hill and Nicholas of Treasure Island; two daughters, Constance Noel of Ocala and Jennifer of California; two brothers, James of Gettysburg and Thomas of Baltimore, Md.; five sisters, Ann Zorbach and Audrey Walton, both of Baltimore, Joyce Noel of McSherry Town, Pa., Helena Busick of Joppa Town, Md., and Veronica Hegerman of Hanover, Pa.; and nine grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Patricia Lea Gray
Patricia Lea Gray, 46, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 6, at Hospice House, Spring Hill.
She was born in Alliance, Ohio, and moved to this area 21 years ago from Alliance. She was a restaurant cook and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her mother, Josephine Dethridge of Alliance; a brother, Jean Edwin of Brooksville; and three stepsisters, Nancy Ramey and Bobbie, both of California, and Gretchen Brown of Kent, Ohio.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Edwin J. Sommer
Edwin J. Sommer, 59, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 6, at his home.
He was born in Dalton, Ohio, and was a lifelong resident of Brooksville. He was a corrections officer for Sumter County Correctional Institute, a retired Vietnam War U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the New Mexico Moose Lodge and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Pok Sun; two sons, Steven and Wilson, both of Brooksville; two brothers, Ronald "Ronnie" of Memphis, Tenn., and William "Bill" of Lakeland; and a grandchild.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Else Dorothea Buzzi
Else Dorothea Buzzi, 74, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 6, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
She was born in New Orleans, La., and moved to this area eight years ago from New Jersey. She was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and St. Theresa Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; three daughters, Anita Heinrich of Jupiter, and Margaret Ferrarini and Diana Link, both of Clifton, N.J.; three sons, Kenneth of Cooper City, Robert Jr. of Gulfport, Miss., and William of Ft. Lauderdale; a sister, Ruth Scheuermann of New Orleans; and nine grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Edwin R. Schneider
Edwin R. Schneider, 56, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 6, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area four years ago from Barrington, Ill. He owned Ceris Data Systems and was a member of Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, Brooksville.
Survivors include his wife, Diane L.; his parents, Arthur D. and Elizabeth A. Quinn of Spring Hill; two daughters, Victoria Rozek of Tinley Park, Ill., and Mary Fatigato of Itasca, Ill.; three brothers, Arthur D. Jr. of Coral Springs, Patrick D. of Bartlett, Ill., and Dale T. of Addison, Ill.; a sister, Mary Kelle of Ft. Lauderdale; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.

Ronald W. Lewis
Ronald W. Lewis, 70, of High Point, Brooksville, died Monday, March 6, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was a native of Trenton, N.J., and moved to this area six years ago from Waretown, N.J. He was a retired casino surveillant, a member of the Bordentown Elks Lodge, New Jersey, and the High Point Golf Club, and attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Dian; a daughter, Victoria Cummings of Trenton; a sister, Marjorie Ochs of Trenton; and a grandchild.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

William P. Kelly
William P. Kelly, 78, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 6, at the Hernando Hospice House.
He was born in Willow Grove, Pa., and moved to this area 11 years ago from Buford, Ga. He was a mechanical engineer for Univac, Blue Bell, Pa., and a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Elise; two daughters, Elise of Ambler, Pa., and Diane of Suwanee, Ga.; his mother, Florence Weckerly of Brooksville; and a granddaughter.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Lynn Leroy Ruedebusch
Lynn Leroy Ruedebusch, 48, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 6, at Tampa General Hospital.
She was born in Lead, S.D., and moved to this area four years ago from Holiday. He was a drywall finisher and a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include his mother, Evelyn Bowdren of Brooksville; two brothers, Denis of Monticello, Minn., and Randall of Brooksville; and a sister, Debra Morrow of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation & Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.

Michael C. Rentas
Michael C. Rentas, 27, of Kissimmee, died Monday, March 6, in Orlando.
He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and moved to Kissimmee 15 years ago. He was a garage door installer with Residential Construction Specialists, Orlando.
Survivors include his companion and fiancé, Mandy Mangan of Kissimmee; his mother, Carolene Chacaram of Brooksville; two brothers, Rudy Taylor of Brooksville and Darrin Taylor of Homosassa; a sister, Lynn Neeld of Beverly Hills; his stepfather, Donald Himes of Brooksville; and maternal grandparents, Jeanette and Lyle Nisonder of Hernando.
Arrangements by Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Jim Campbell
Jim Campbell, 66, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, March 7, at his home.
He was a native of Tampa and moved to Brooksville 25 years ago from Zephyrhills. He was an operating engineer, having worked with heavy equipment for over 30 years, a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of Lamp & Light Baptist Church, Orlando. 
Survivors include his wife, Lucille; a son, Jimmie Robert Jr. of Cleveland, Tenn.; two daughters, Karen Esler of Portland, Ore., and Debbie Beaumier of Orlando; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Day of Spring Hill; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Coleman & Ferguson Co. Funeral Homes, Dade City.

Robert J. Simpson
Robert J. Simpson, 56, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 8, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital after a long fight with lung disease.
He was born in Brewer, Maine, and moved to this area 15 years ago from Hermon, Maine. He was a retired budget officer for Hernando County for 13 years, a member of the Moose Lodge, Spring Hill, Elks Lodge 244 and Shriners Lodge, both of Bangor, Maine, and Masonic Lodge, Hermon, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; a daughter, Angela Arbo of Newburgh, Maine; a sister, Constance Eldridge of Hermon; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Jeff Livey
Jeff Livey, 88, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 8, at his home.
He moved to this area 23 years ago from his native Walnut, Ill. He was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Dan of Spring Hill and Jay of Juneau, Alaska; a sister, Greta Patterson of Evanston, Ill.; a stepgranddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.


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