Miscellaneous Hernando County, Florida Obituaries - 2000

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Margaret Elizabeth "Peg" Schreiber
Margaret Elizabeth "Peg" Schreiber, 76, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 8, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area six years ago from Hurley, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons, Richard of LaPorte, Ind., and William of Saugerties, N.Y.; three daughters, Susan Winn of Kingston, N.Y., Bonnie Smith of Gap, Pa., and Mary Golnek of Saugerties; a brother, John White of Staten Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Geraldine Schneider of Ocala and Dorothy Mead of Sebring; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Ray A. Stenke
Ray A. Stenke, 63, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 8, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson.
He was born in Ionia, Mich., and moved to this area nine years ago from Colorado. He was a retired inspector for the U.S. Air Force, having served for 20 years, and a member of VFW Post 10209, Spring Hill, and St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa; and two sisters, Mary Dean and Linda Ocala, both of Michigan.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Vera Drown
Vera Drown, 87, of Brooksville, died Thursday, March 9, at her home.
She was born in Lima, Ohio, and moved to this area 53 years ago from Lafayette, Ind. She was a paper carrier for The Tampa Tribune for 22 years and was a Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond of San Jose, Calif., and Charles of Davenport, Iowa; a daughter, Donna Villegas of Brooksville; a sister, Winifred Mackey; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Anna E. Hopkins
Anna E. Hopkins, 80, of Brooksville, died Thursday, March 9, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in New Brunswick, Canada, and moved to this area 20 years ago from Waltham, Mass. She was a retired banking clerk and a member of the Brooksville Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include two brothers, Floyd Green of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and G. Douglas Green of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Margaret C. Villegas
Margaret C. Villegas, 87, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 10, at Hernando Hospice House.
Born in Lodi, N.J., she moved to this area 28 years ago from Middlesex, N.J. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.
She is survived by a son, Victor of Spring Hill; three brothers, Ignazio Calvacca and Leonard Calvacca, both of Lodi, N.J.; a sister, Rose Ryan of Lodi, N.J.; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.

Linda Lee Hartzell
Linda Lee Hartzell, 57, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 10, at her home.
She was born in Jackson, Mich, and moved to this area 17 years ago. She was a retired industrial engineer, working for Spartan Electronics for 20 years in Michigan and Brooksville, and a member of First Baptist Church, Garden Grove, Brooksville. 
Survivors include her husband, Phillip; two sons, Mark and Douglas, both of Jackson; four daughters, Pamela Everett of Brooksville, Debra Minton of Masaryktown, Theresa Bradley of Floral City, and Lea Ann Eckardt of Lowell, Mich.; and 13 grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Margaret C. Villegas
Margaret C. Villegas, 87, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 10, at Hernando Hospice House.
She was born in Lodi, N.J., and moved to this area 28 years ago from Middlesex, N.J. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include her son, Victor of Spring Branch, Texas; three brothers, Ignazio Calvacca and Leonard Calvacca, both of Lodi, and Joseph Calvacca of Fresno, Calif.; a sister, Rose Ryan of Lodi; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Donald J. McGuire
Donald J. McGuire, 67, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 10, at her home.
He was born in Waterbury, Conn., and moved to this area from Lenox, Mass. He was an inspector for U.S. Time, Waterbury, a Korean War U.S. Army veteran, and affiliated with Disabled Veterans. 
Survivors include a brother, John of Waterbury; two sisters, Rosemary Rossi and Margaret Boisvert, both of New Smyrna Beach; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

Bartholomew (Bart) C. Colelli
Bartholomew (Bart) C. Colelli, 85, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 11, at Vencor Hospital, Tampa.
He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved to this area 16 years ago from Craryville, N.Y. He was a meat cutter for A & P Supermarkets, Hudson, N.Y., a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Italian-American Club, Spring Hill.
Survivors include a son, Bartholomew Ciro of Spring Hill; two daughters, Dolores Bordonaro and Celeste Cirigliano, both of Spring Hill; a sister, Angela Marsiglia of Jacksonville; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Family Funeral Care, U.S. 19, Hudson.

James R. Henderson
James R. Henderson, 67, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 12, at Northside Hospital.
He was born in Brooksville and moved to St. Petersburg 10 years ago. He was an antique furniture dealer, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, and a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Marion E. Chungo of Sterling, Va., Kimberly Richards of Brooksville, and Louise Lee of Sumterville; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Ernest Edward "Ed" Crawford
Ernest Edward "Ed" Crawford, 81, of Clearwater, formerly of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 12, at his home.
He was born in Pleasant Hill, Va. He was a retired coal miner and Florida State road department engineer for 27 years, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the VFW and American Legion, and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; three sons, John M. of Bay St. Louis, Miss., Peter W. of Brooksville and Michael L. of Clearwater; two daughters, Dawn O-Day Simon of Jupiter and Patricia A. Guessford of Hagerstown, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Vincent J. Cosentino
Vincent J. Cosentino, 73, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 12, at his home.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 10 years ago from Joliet, Ill. He retired from Red Lobster Restaurant, Joliet, was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Georgette; a son, Vincent Jr. of Romeoville, Ill.; two daughters, Kathleen Rose Campagna of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Donna Marie Long of Minooka, Ill.; a sister, Rose Battista of Chicago; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Gale M. Lindhorst
Gale M. Lindhorst, 73, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 12, at his home.
He moved to this area 17 years ago from his native Toledo, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; four sons, Darrel, Dale and William, all of Spring Hill, and Robert of Toledo; two daughters, Gayle Kunkel of Waterford, Mich., and Diane Tattersall of Toledo; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

William A. Epling Jr.
William A. Epling Jr., 29, of Orlando, formerly of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 12.
He was born in Patuxent River, Md., and moved to this area 10 years ago.
Survivors include his mother, Ann of Bushnell; and two sisters, Charlotte Boyd of Bushnell and Elizabeth Speer of Jacksonville.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Frances Liantonio
Frances Liantonio, 93 of Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 12, at her home.
She was born in Astoria, N.Y., and moved to this area 11 years ago from the Bronx, N.Y. She was a housewife and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include a son, Thomas of Bayshore, Long Island, N.Y.; three daughters, Mae Aulicino of Spring Hill, Marion Pragliola of Wading River, N.Y., and Loretta Veara of Massapequa, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

George A. Hromadka
George A. Hromadka, 73, of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 12, at his home.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 10 years ago from Burbank, Ill. He was a retail clothing manager, a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a member of the Elks and Moose Lodges of Brooksville and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane; a son, George W. of Tinley Park, Ill.; two daughters, Georgette Yallelus of Libertyville, Ill., and Hope Murray of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation & Memorial Chapel, Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Alma C. Tardiff
Alma C. Tardiff, 88, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 13, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She was born in Norcross, Maine, and moved to this area 19 years ago from Brownville, Maine. She was a graduate of Farmington Maine Normal School and the University of Maine. She was an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years in several Maine towns and also Binghamton, N.Y., and a member of Echo Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Brownville, and AARP, NRTA Division.
Survivors include her brother, James D. Crocker of Wethersfield, Conn.; two nephews, J. Douglas Crocker of Glastonbury, Conn., and Rev. Richard B. Crocker of South Burlington, Vt.; a niece, Judy C. Landry of Pembroke, Maine; several stepdaughters of Arizona and Maine; and a stepson of Maine. 
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

George Denney Howell
George Denney Howell, 85, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 13, at his home.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and moved to this area 20 years ago from Pompano Beach. He was a retired carpenter, a retired Merchant Marine, and a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a son, George of Indianapolis; a daughter, Evelyn Sylvester of Boynton Beach; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Edna Mae Brown
Edna Mae Brown, 74, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 13, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She was born in Kanawha County, W.Va., and moved to this area 24 years ago from Charleston, W.Va. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Brooksville.
Survivors include her husband, Allie E.; a son, Jimmy Moran of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Judy McIntyre of Springfield, Ohio; a brother, Harrious Blankenship of Marmet, W.Va.; two sisters, Cressel Duty of Brooksville and Audrey Eggelton of St. Albans, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Maude I. Faust
Maude I. Faust, 98, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 13, at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center, Spring Hill.
She was born in Alton, Ill., and moved to this area three years ago from St. Louis, Mo. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her daughter, Lois E. Lawrence of Spring Hill; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Eleanor Mary McKnight
Eleanor Mary McKnight, 80, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 13, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., and moved to this area 24 years ago from Park Ridge, N.J. She was a retired real estate agent and a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and the church choir.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph T.; three sons, Joseph T. Jr. of Decatur, Ga., Terrence E. of Berea, Ohio, and Stephen W. of Brooksville; two sisters, Elsie McDonough of Oradell, N.J., and Ellen Valenti of Tampa; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Tina Leah Hancock
Tina Leah Hancock, 33, of Brooksville, died Sun., March 12, at her home.
She was born in Hennepin County, Minn., and moved to this area two years ago from Bradenton. She was a nursing assistant, cub master for Hernando County Boy Scouts, and a member of Brooksville Women's Club and First United Methodist Church, Brooksville.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald of Land O'Lakes; two sons, William Reed and Eric Wade, both of Brooksville; three sisters, Mandy Feka of Anoka, Minn., and Rhonda Messina and Anita Jo Harrison, both of Tarpon Springs; three brothers, Dale Shirley of St. Petersburg, Wade Rogers of Bradenton and David Shirley of Harvard, Mass.; her father and stepmother, William Walter and Alice Rogers of Tarpon Springs; and grandmothers, Evelyn Bowdren of Brooksville and Helen Elmore of Tarpon Springs.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Alice Beatrice Batta
Alice Beatrice Batta, 68, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 13, at her home.
She was born in Detroit, Mich., and moved to this area 15 years ago from Detroit. She was an account manager for Oak Hill Hospital and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include her husband, Leslie; three sons, Mark of Brooksville, Christopher of Hawaii and Michael of North Carolina; two daughters, Claudia Kahn of New Port Richey and Kelli of Orlando; a brother, Frank Wenderski of Livonia, Mich.; two sisters, Phyllis Dameron and Lori Ewing, both of Brooksville; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Brett Warren LaFayette
Brett Warren LaFayette, 30, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 13, in Brooksville.
He was born in Homer, La., and moved to this area eight years ago from Tampa. He worked in communication and telecommunication installation and attended Landmark Baptist Church, Brooksville.
Survivors include his daughter, Brittany of Brooksville; two sisters, Brandy Fluegel of Inverness and Lori of St. Petersburg; his father, Warren of Istachatta; and his grandparents, Connie of Istachatta and Ed and Audrey Burns of Tampa.
Arrangements by Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.

Ephraim D. Levy
Ephraim D. Levy, 88, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 15, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in New York, N.Y., and moved to this area 24 years ago from Queens, N.Y. He was a retired accountant for Warner Brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice; a son, Donald of Boston, Mass., a sister, Frances Sherman of Brooksville; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Norma A. (Shroyer) Hines
Norma A. (Shroyer) Hines, 77, of Chesterfield, Ind., died Wednesday, March 15, at her home.
She was born in Union Township, Ind. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Parkview Wesleyan Church, Chesterfield, and attended Brooksville Wesleyan Church at Wesleyan Village, Brooksville.
Survivors include her husband Robert P.; a son, Barry of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Jackie Blair of Lake Placid; two brothers, Robert H. Shroyer of Chesterfield and Ernie Shroyer of Decatur, Ala.; six grandchildren, Chad, Christy and Cory, all of Columbus, and Paul Krick of Anderson, Ind., Rodney Krick of Lafayette, Ind., and Kevin Millage of California; and two great-grandchildren, Katelyn Krick of Anderson and Steven Krick of Lafayette.
Arrangements by Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, Anderson, Ind.

Blair Jewel
Blair Jewel, 87, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, March 15, at her home.
She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Jacob Glen Cain of Brooksville and Everett V. Hamby of Jacksonville; two daughters, Patricia Gregory of Brooksville and Billie Ann Morton of Tampa; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Evada Lee Maxine Kraha
Evada Lee Maxine Kraha, 65, of Hernando Beach, died Thursday, March 16, at her home.
She was born in Anaconda, Mont., and moved to this area a year ago from Seattle, Wash. She was a housewife and an Episcopalian by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Keith of Whitehall, Mont., and Walter of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Cheri White of Hernando Beach; a brother, George Kau of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Ada Roda of Renton, Wash., and Doris Jean Johnson of Seattle; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Carl R. Kennedy
Carl R. Kennedy, 78, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 15, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Farr, W.Va., and moved to this area 18 years ago from Wellsburg, W.Va. He was a steel worker with the Department of Safety of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served two years in the European Theater, a member of VFW Post 4496 and American Legion Post 34, both of Wellsburg, and a Protestant by faith.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth V.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation & Memorial Chapel, Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Iva Belle Garrett
Iva Belle Garrett, 82, of Sarasota, formerly of Brooksville, died Wednesday, March 15, at Kensington Manor, Sarasota.
She was born in Jasper and moved to Manatee County 51 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Tabernacle Church of Sarasota.
Survivors include three sons, Adrian of Austin, Texas, Jimmy of Orlando and Wayne of Sarasota; two daughters, Barbara Troyer and Gail Hurst, both of Sarasota; three sisters, Pearl Johns, Ruby Tidwell and Hattie, all of Tampa; a brother, Bill Crosy of Hawthorne; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.


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