Miscellaneous Hernando County, Florida Obituaries - 2000

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Scott Wilson Springstead
Scott Wilson Springstead, 27, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, March 16.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Brooksville and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Julie; his father and stepmother, Dr. Richard and Trisha; his mother, Martha of New Smyrna Beach; a sister, Laura of New Smyrna Beach; paternal grandmother, Ann Donaldson of Brooksville; maternal grandmother, Mildred Stemper of New Smyrna Beach; and a niece, Mercedes.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Goldie Kathleen Benke
Goldie Kathleen Benke, 81, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 17, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in West Carrollton, Ohio, and moved to this area 29 years ago from Tacoma, Wash. She was a homemaker and a Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph; a son, Ralph Jr. of Harrisonburg, Va.; two daughters, Karen Lynne Harris of Tacoma and Kathleen Lynne White of Royston, Ga.; a sister, Glenna Surface of Cookeville, Tenn.; a brother, Gary Coder of Dayton, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Philip Adrian Corey
Philip Adrian Corey, 76, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 17, at his home.
He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to this area three years ago from Columbus. He was vice president and general manager of Bob Caldwell Inc. Chrysler dealer, a World War II 1st Lt. U.S. Army veteran, a member of Upper Arlington Rotary of Ohio, Upper Arlington Civic Association, and Timber Pines Republican Club, longtime member of First Community Church, chairman of Board of Deacon's University Club of Columbus, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; two sons, Mark of Madison, Wis., and Clark of Orlando; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Aurelia Huzur
Aurelia Huzur, 90, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Friday, March 17, at her home.
She was a native of Radna, Romania, and moved to this area 15 years ago from Chicago, Ill. She was an artist, a member of Brookridge Artists Etc. and Spring Hill Art League, and attended The Unity School of Christianity of Hernando County.
She is survived by numerous friends.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Ivan D. Hale
Ivan D. Hale, 70, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 17, at his home.
He was a native of Herald, Va., and moved to this area 47 years ago. He was a retired mechanic for the Hernando County Public School Transportation Department, a Deacon, and a member of the original Hernando County Sheriff's Posse, Hernando Masonic Lodge 97, "Just Us Band" of the Nursing Home Enrichment Center, and Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ethelene; a son, Darroll of Brooksville; three sisters, Darcy of McAllen, Texas, Carroll Bass of Floral City and Phyllis Rexroad of Brooksville; a brother, Nealis R. of Brooksville; a sister, Vernia Salyers of Coebirn, Va.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

James W. Loftus
James W. Loftus, 88, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 18, at his home.
He moved to this area 20 years ago from his native Lawrence, Mass. He was a retired gas engineer for Lawrence Gas Company and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his son, Michael D. of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Margaret York of Spring Hill and Mary Rowell of Lawrence; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

James (Jim) Micklos
James (Jim) Micklos, 74, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 19, at Heartland of Brooksville.
He was born in Spring Valley, N.Y., and moved to this area 11 years ago from Ruskin. He was a retired gunners mate with the U.S. Navy, a member of the VFW and the Spring Valley Fire Department, New York, and a Russian Orthodox by faith.
Survivors include two sisters, Irene Kroner of Spring Hill and Margaret Scherer of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Thelma L. Kirschner
Thelma L. Kirschner, 87, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 15, at her home.
She was born in Tiffin, Ohio, and moved to this area several years ago from Tiffin. She was a foreman for a manufacturing company.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Jo Schwiebert of Cape Coral.
Arrangements by Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

George Foust
George Foust, 79, of Brooksville, died Thursday, March 16, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Portage, Pa., and moved to this area 20 years ago from New Jersey. He worked in maintenance at Lockheed of New Jersey, was a U.S. Army veteran, past member of VFW Post 8681, Spring Hill, and a member of First United Methodist Church, Brooksville.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, George Jr. of Brooksville; two daughters, Sandra McKevitt of Spring Hill and Sharon Genova of Islen, N.J.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Ivan D. Hale
Ivan D. Hale, 70, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 17, at his home.
He was a native of Herald, Va., and moved to this area 47 years ago. He was a retired mechanic for the Hernando County Public School Transportation Department, Deacon of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and a member of the original Hernando County Sheriff's Posse, Hernando Masonic Lodge 97 and "Just Us Band" of the Nursing Home Enrichment Center.
Survivors include his wife, Ethelene; a son, Darroll of Brooksville; three daughters, Darcy of McAllen, Texas, Carroll Bass of Floral City and Phyllis Rexroad of Brooksville; a brother, Nealis R. of Brooksville; a sister, Vernia Salyers of Coeburn, Va.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Anthony W. Wanat
Anthony W. Wanat, 79, of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 19, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Strawn, Texas, and moved to this area 16 years ago from Falls Church, Va. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, past commander of Cloverleaf Veterans Club and PLAU-Polish League of American Veterans, 4th Degree Knights Honorary life member, and a member of Catholic War Veterans, Virginia, Knights of Columbus St. Jude No. 6383, and St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Marion; two sons, John of Brooksville and Gregory of Long Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Ann Keppler of Ocala and Jean Brandt of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Richard R. Jackson
Richard R. Jackson, 89, of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 19, at Wright's Nursing Home, Largo.
He was born in Sidell, Ill., and moved to this area 28 years ago from Peoria, Ill. He retired as a regional manager from Illinois Employment Service. He was a retired U.S. Army Major and World War II veteran, a member of the High Point Golf Club, American Legion 99, Brooksville, and First Christian Church, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille; a son, Richard L. of Salem, Ore.; a daughter, Sandra Bollenbach of Seminole; an adopted son, Raymond Blary of Lady Lake; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Mervin William Bedell, Jr.
Mervin William Bedell, Jr., 74, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 20, at his home.
He was born in Oceanside, N.Y., and moved to this area eight years ago from Oceanside. He was a retired architect, president of Hudson Anglers Fishing Club, fund raiser for South Nassau Community Hospital, Oceanside, owner of Bedell's Boat Yard, Spring Hill, past president of Doberman Pinscher Club of Connecticut-New York, assistant administrator for Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Island, N.Y., and attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, June; two sons, Skip and Kenneth, both of Long Island; two daughters, Jaemi Schlissel of Boca Raton and Tracey Espey of Long Island; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Vincent Albert Procida
Vincent Albert Procida, 70, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 20, at his home.
He was born in Detroit, Mich., and moved to this area 24 years ago. He retired from the U.S. Military, having served in both the Marines and Air Force for 20 years. He was a retired automobile salesman and bowled with the Wednesday Night Contractors Bowling League.
Survivors include his wife, Lizabeth; two daughters, Joan Marie of Brooksville and Judy Ann Curtis of Inverness; his mother, Antoinette Procida Eagle of Florida; two brothers, Red of Clinton Township, Mich., and John of Virginia Beach, Va.; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.

William T. Meehan, Sr.
William T. Meehan, Sr., 94, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, March 21, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Troy, N.Y., and moved to this area 27 years ago from Philadelphia, Pa. He was a retired gas engineer for Philadelphia Gas Works, former commissioner for the Spring Hill Fire & Rescue District from 1988-1996, and a member of First United Methodist Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his son, William T. Jr. of Spring Hill; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Philip Adrian Corey
Philip Adrian Corey, 76, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 17, at his home.
He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to this area three years ago from Columbus. He was vice president and general manager of Bob Caldwell Inc. Chrysler dealer, a World War II 1st Lt. U.S. Army veteran, a member of Upper Arlington Rotary of Ohio, Upper Arlington Civic Association, and Timber Pines Republican Club, longtime member of First Community Church, chairman of Board of Deacon's University Club of Columbus, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; two sons, Mark of Madison, Wis., and Clark of Orlando; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Mervin William Bedell, Jr.
Mervin William Bedell, Jr., 74, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 20, at his home.
He was born in Oceanside, N.Y., and moved to this area eight years ago from Oceanside. He was a retired architect, president of Hudson Anglers Fishing Club, fund raiser for South Nassau Community Hospital, Oceanside, owner of Bedell's Boat Yard, Spring Hill, past president of Doberman Pinscher Club of Connecticut-New York, assistant administrator for Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Island, N.Y., and attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, June; two sons, Skip and Kenneth, both of Long Island; two daughters, Jaemi Schlissel of Boca Raton and Tracey Espey of Long Island; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

M. Russell Saul
M. Russell Saul, 82, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Monday, March 20, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was a retired foreman for the Fulton Flashlight Manufacturing Company. He was a native of Liberty Center, Ohio, and moved to this area 13 years ago from Wauseon, Ohio. He attended Mariner United Methodist Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include three daughters, Janet Barnard of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lois Borton and Connie Munn, both of Brooksville; a brother, Howard of Mission, Texas; a sister, Kathryn Mann of Brooksville; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Catherine F. Moran
Catherine F. Moran, 81, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, March 21, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in New York City, N.Y. She was a retired medical records clerk.
Survivors include a son, William A. of Sunrise; two daughters, Regina Angello of Spring Hill and Noreen Muir of Valley Stream, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Caroline R. Krause
Caroline R. Krause, 80, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, March 21, at her home.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to this area 20 years ago from Chesterland, Ohio. She was a retired assembler for TRW, Inc. of Cleveland, a member of S.M.P.J. Club of Spring Hill and Spring Hill Women's Club and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include a son, David A. of Spring Hill; a daughter, Diane Faust of Mentor, Ohio; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Walter Yngvar Josephson
Walter Yngvar Josephson, 82, of High Point, Brooksville, died Tuesday, March 21, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He moved to this area 25 years ago from Seminole and was a native of Winchester, Mass. He was a retired insurance agent/realtor and a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth E.; two sons, Walter Y. Jr. of New Haven, Conn., and Frederick E. of Galveston, Texas; two brothers, Roy E. of Woburn, Mass., and Sherman R. of Winchester; and two sisters, Doris Erlandson of Savannah, Ga., and Shirley Erlandson of Center Harbour, N.H.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Clarice Marjorie Butler
Clarice Marjorie Butler, 92, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 22, at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center, Hudson.
She was born in Port Richey and moved to this area 10 years ago from Elfers. She was a retired packer in the citrus industry and a member of First Baptist Church, New Port Richey.
Survivors include her daughter, Marjorie Bigger of Spring Hill; a sister, Ione Hoggatt of Clearwater; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

George D. Fallo
George D. Fallo, 70, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Tuesday, March 21, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area 12 years ago from Massapequa, Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired computer technician for Honeywell, Inc., N.Y., a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a son, George II of Spring Hill; three daughters, TinaMarie Knowlton and Lori Jean Walsh, both of Spring Hill, and Darlene Ann Sakes of Dresher, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Robert L. Nissen
Robert L. Nissen, 69, of White Bear Lake, Minn., died Tuesday, March 21, at Tampa General Hospital.
He was a native of St. Paul, Minn., and a winter resident of this area for the past four years coming from White Bear Lake. He was a retired supervisor for Farmland Industries Chemical Manufacturing and attended Christ Lutheran Church, Brooksville.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Janice Langer of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Deborah Porter of Alm Center, Wis.; two brothers, Eugene of Schafer, Minn., and Donald of Mounds View, Minn.; a sister, Helen Goodroad of Lindstrom, Minn.; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Roberta K. Seelbach
Roberta K. Seelbach, 68, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 22, at Evergreen Woods. 
She was born in Harvey, Ill., and moved to this area 12 years ago from Homewood, Ill. She was a school teacher, attended Governors State University, University Park, Ill., and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, Robert Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind.; two daughters, Kathleen Jerolimic and Laura Gant, both of Charlotte, N.C.; her parents, Robert and Hazel Kentish of Largo; a brother, Roy Kentish of Largo; two sisters, Roxana Marsh of Largo and Rojene Lemke of Missoula, Mont.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation & Memorial Chapel, Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Doris Selby
Doris Selby, 72, died Sunday, March 19, at her home.
She was born in Paulsboro, N.J., and moved to this area 16 years ago from Glassboro, N.J. She was a homemaker and a member of Heather Walk Golf Association. 
Survivors include her husband, Frank; two sons, Keith Burgess of Sioux City, Iowa, and Hayse Burgess of Wyoming; a stepson, Frank of Ft. Lauderdale; three daughters, Marie Olivo and Denise, both of Albuquerque, N.M., and Bonnie of West Covina, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Alva Elmo Jones
Alva Elmo Jones, 83, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 22, at his home.
He was born in Reyno, Ark., and moved to this area 14 years ago from Anderson, Ind. He was a retired accountant, a member of the Men's Club of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill, Indiana Club, 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus, and attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Paul Edward Cunningham
Paul Edward Cunningham, 79, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 22, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Centralia, Ill., and moved to this area 15 years ago from Tampa. He was a land surveyor for the state of Florida for over 25 years, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, having earned a Purple Heart, and was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Sarah; six sons, Stephen Lee of Polk City, Thomas Allen of Spring Hill, Paul Edward Jr. of Gordon, Ga., Peter Mathew and Timothy James, both of Flint, Mich., and Kenneth of Rockford, Ill.; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Pitre of New Orleans, La.; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

John Thomas Courtney
John Thomas Courtney, 43, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, March 23, at his home.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area 10 years ago from Albany, N.Y. He was a communications salesman and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; two daughters, Casey and Kylee, both of Spring Hill; three brothers, Arthur and Steven, both of Williamstown, Mass., and Stuart of Brewster, Mass.; a sister, Delores (Ginger) Harris of Hudson; three nieces; and three nephews.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Anthony Caliguire
Anthony Caliguire, 95, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, March 23, at Forest Oaks Care Center.
He was born in Connellsville, Pa., and moved to this area two years ago from Youngstown, Ohio. He was a retired professional dancer, a member of the Dance Club of America, Elks Club, The Eagles, Colony Club and Sons of Italy, and a Catholic by faith.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

George D. Fallo
George D. Fallo, 70, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Tuesday, March 21, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area 12 years ago from Massapequa, Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired computer technician for Honeywell, Inc., New York, a Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a son, George II of Spring Hill; three daughters, TinaMarie Knowlton and Lori Jean Walsh, both of Spring Hill, and Darlene Ann Sakes of Dresher, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Charles Albert Ewton
Charles Albert Ewton, 89, of Brooksville, died Thursday, March 23, at his home.
He was born in Ft. Myers and moved to this area 28 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a heavy equipment master mechanic, and a member of Masonic Lodge 237, Okeechobee, and Eden Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rhoda Alline; a daughter, Charlene Shiver-Wilson of St. Petersburg; two grandchildren, Leon Shiver of Brooksville and Lara Shiver of St. Petersburg; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Anthony Caliguire
Anthony Caliguire, 95, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, March 23, at Forest Oaks Care Center.
He was born in Connellsville, Pa., and moved to this area two years ago from Youngstown, Ohio. He was a retired professional dancer, a member of the Dance Club of America, Elks Club, The Eagles, Colony Club and Sons of Italy, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Esther; and a niece, Patricia Ray of Weeki Wachee. 
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Barbara (Gardner) Lyman
Barbara (Gardner) Lyman, 76, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, March 23, at the Olson Foster Care Facility, Spring Hill. 
She was born in Quincy, Mass., and moved to this area three years ago from Quincy. She was a retired bookkeeper.
Survivors include her sister, Lorrayne Crooks of Spring Hill; and a brother-in-law, George of Pittsfield, Mass. 
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Donald Lawson Avis
Donald Lawson Avis, 76, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 24, at his home.
He was born in Logan, W.Va., and moved to this area 20 years ago from Springfield, Ohio. He was a retired union representative for U.A.W. and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Ada; two sons, Don Rodger of Spring Hill and Dane Robin of Ogden, Kan.; a daughter, Brenda Clark of Slidell, La.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

John L. Mayer
John L. Mayer, 61, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 24, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was a native of Sheboygan, Wis., and moved to this area seven years ago. He was a business owner and a Christian by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; a son, Terrance of Hawthorn; three stepsons, Paul Gohr of Menomonee Falls, Wis., and Kevin, Trevor and Robert Gohr, all of Sheboygan; three daughters, Victoria Bass of Montello, Wis., Jodi Harvey of Vero Beach and Kelly of Largo; his mother, Armella of North Carolina; a sister, Dorothy Lasco of North Carolina; and 14 grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Amy "Marie" Mettetal
Amy "Marie" Mettetal, 74, of Brooksville, died Saturday, March 25, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
Born in Detroit, Mich., she moved to this area 23 years ago. She was a sales person for K-Mart and a Protestant by faith.
She is survived by her husband, Harry; three sons, Donald of California, Mark of Florida and Robert of Michigan; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Brooksville.

Joseph G. Giangrosso
Joseph G. Giangrosso, 89, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 24 in Adult Family Care Home, Spring Hill.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a retired data processor and a member of St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
He is survived by five daughters, Sally Jankowsky, Toms River, N.J., Pat Schier, Highland Village, Texas, Virginia Carpenter, Morristown, N.J., Nancy Tahaney, Brentwood, N.Y. and Marian Saliski, Montgomery, Ala.; one brother, Patrick of Madison, N.J.; eleven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.

Roland "Andy" L. Anderson
Roland "Andy" L. Anderson, 74, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 24, at Oak Hill Hospital.
Born in Madison, Wisc., he moved to this area 13 years ago from Phoenix, Ariz. He retired from IBM, Phoenix; was an Honorary Life Member of the American Legion Post #186, High Point, Brooksville; a Life member of Post #8681, Shady Hills; a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 4372, Spring Hill, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #521, Spring Hill; and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by a friend, Judy Soleman of Spring Hill; a daughter, Rhonda Casselman of Madison, Wisc.; a sister, Birdella Funk of Wisconsin; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

Florence Gair
Florence Gair, 78, of Gainesville and formerly of Brooksville, died Thursday, March 23, at her home.
Born in Paterson, N.J., she moved to Gainesville three years ago from Brooksville. She was a retired legal trust assistant for Chase Bank, New York City, N.Y. and a Methodist by faith.
She is survived by two brothers, William of Gainesville and Thomas J. of Oakdale, Long Island, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville.

Robert P. Henn
Robert P. Henn, 87, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 24, at his home.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he moved to this area 25 years ago from there. He was a retired welder for the TRW Corp.; a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; a 32nd-degree Mason with the John W. Barkley Lodge #621 and Lodge Council Chapter Scottish Rite Consistory, Cleveland, Ohio; and a Lutheran by faith.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille; a niece, Carol Morris of Cleveland, Ohio; and several other nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.

Joseph P. Wentz
Joseph P. Wentz, 84, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 24, at Heartland of Brooksville.
Born in Johnstown, Pa., he moved to this area 21 years ago from Ft. Lauderdale. He was a retired contractor and a member of Grace Brethren Church, Brooksville.
He is survived by his wife, Alma; two sons, James A. of Pensacola and Lawrence J. of Brooksville; a daughter, Phyllis J. Willard of Lititz, Pa.; a sister, Virginia H. Covert of Somerset, Pa.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.

Lewis E. Faulkner
Lewis E. Faulkner, 79, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 25, at his home.
Born in Eddyville, Ill., he moved to this area seven years ago from Peoria, Ill. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and a member of the United Methodist Church of Spring Hill.
He is survived by his wife, Loudean; a brother, Lowell of Eddyville, Ill.; and a sister, Marguerite Morgan of Dyersburg, Tenn.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

Sandra Lee DeStefano
Sandra Lee DeStefano, 41, of Masaryktown, died Thursday, March 23, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Elmhurst, Ill., and moved to this area 23 years ago from Elmhurst. She was a housewife and attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her father and mother, Wenzel and Jean Schmidt of Spring Hill; her husband, Salvatore of Masaryktown; a son, Ryan of Masaryktown; and a sister, Susan Thompson of Orlando.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

William B. Wilson
William B. Wilson, 77, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Friday, March 24, at Hernando Hospice House, Brooksville.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 21 years ago from his native Chicago. He was a retired electrical engineer for Medtronex, Chicago, a fireman for the City of Chicago, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Brooksville.
Survivors include a son, William P. of Illinois; two daughters, Denise M. of St. Petersburg and Alyce Hartwig of Bradenton; and nine grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Marie C. Wadsworth
Marie C. Wadsworth, 78, of Brooksville, died Friday, March 24, at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center, Spring Hill.
She was born in Jennings, Mo., and moved to this area 12 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a dietary manager for 32 years in St. Petersburg and a Presbyterian by faith.
Survivors include a son, Fred M. III of Oshkosh, Wis.; a daughter, Linda M. Vezina of Brooksville; three granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Mary Lou Goodwin
Mary Lou Goodwin, 69, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 25, at Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point.
She was born in Akron, Ohio, and moved to this area three years ago from Venice. She was a homemaker and past president of the Shenango Valley Junior Women's Club, Sharon, Pa.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmie D.; a daughter, Linda Iannacone of Hermitage, Pa.; three sons, Robert of Palm Harbor, Charles of Moon Township, Pa., and Scott of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Mathilda Hare
Mathilda Hare, 81, of Brooksville, died Saturday, March 25, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She moved to this area 22 years ago from her native Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a retired sorter for Diamond International and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons, William Albert and Gregory Mark, both of Brooksville; and two sisters, Romelida Woods of Delray Beach and Audrey Dearwester of Annadale, Va.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Salvatore J. Vitale
Salvatore J. Vitale, 89, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 25.
He was born in New York City, N.Y., and moved to this area 15 years ago from Beverly Hills. He was a retired supervisor for city transit authority, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; three daughters, Jennie of Queens, N.Y., Nancy Constantine of St. Louis, Mo., and Paulette Kloepfer of Reston, Va.; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Mattie J. Lemus
Mattie J. Lemus, 76, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 26, at her home.
She was a native of Tampa and moved to this area five years ago. She was a retired teacher's aide with the Hillsborough County School System, a Protestant by faith, and a member of Hernando Beach Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dwayne and William, both of Florida; a daughter, Iris Rodrigues of Florida; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

John F. Battistrada
John F. Battistrada, 79, of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 26, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
He was born in Waterbury, Conn., and moved to this area nine years ago from New Jersey. He was a retired sales manager in the home improvement field, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; a brother, Tony of Waterbury; and a sister, Camille Testa of Waterbury.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Josephine Mullins
Josephine Mullins, 74, of Homosassa, died Sunday, March 26, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital.
She was born in Charleston, W.Va., and moved to this area 32 years ago from Phoenix, Ariz. She was retired from cleaning at the Riverside Villas.
Survivors include two sons, Dallas Horn of Spring Hill, Eddie Horn of Tampa, and Dennis Horn of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Ruth Brown of Charleston; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Esme Flora Gant
Esme Flora Gant, 85, of Masaryktown, died Sunday, March 26.
She was born in Blue Ridge, Ga., and moved to this area 64 years ago from Clearwater. She was a homemaker and a member of Masaryktown Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, John and Robert, both of Masaryktown; a daughter, Betty Toler of New Port Richey; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Earl A. O'Neil
Earl A. O'Neil, 83, of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 26, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
He was a retired coppersmith, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Brooksville Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Tarpon Springs, VFW Post 10209, and D.A.V., and attended First United Methodist Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his companion, Clara Luparello of Brooksville; three sons, Bill of Waldorf, Md., Don of Clinton, Md., and Earl James of Pomfret, Md.; three sisters, Mary Swain of Brooksville, Kathleen Bennett of Maricopa, Ariz., and Ellen Smith of Bethesda, Md.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Susan V. Roach
Susan V. Roach, 49, of The Heather, Brooksville, died Monday, March 27, at her home.
She was a native of Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 12 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a real estate associate with ERA Pearson Realty, a member of the Hernando County Board of Realtors and taught cooking at Central High School, Brooksville.
Survivors include her husband, Richard J. Jr.; two daughters, Christie Pepper Milby of Jacksonville and Natalie Alicia Zinn of Gainesville; a son, Hogan Corey Zinn of Gainesville; two stepsons, Richard J. III and Timothy M., both of Orlando; her mother, Arlette Klein of New Port Richey; a sister, Diane A. Rittenhouse of Spring Hill; and three nephews, Robert A. Love, Christopher M. Love and Jesse W. Williams, all of Long Island.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.

Anthony B. Engel
Anthony B. Engel, 54, of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 24, at his home.
He was born in Hammond, Ind., and moved to this area 27 years ago from Venice. He was a master barber and owner of Tony's Barber Shop, Spring Hill, a U.S. Army veteran, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; a son, Jason of Spring Hill; a daughter, Jennifer Baer of Colorado; two sisters, Marjorie Fritz of Bradenton and Alice Palmer of Arcadia; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Lawrence K. Van Vlerah
Lawrence K. Van Vlerah, 75, of Brooksville, died Saturday, March 25, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was a native of Willard, Ohio, and moved to this area 16 years ago. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service, Willard, was treasurer of National Association Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) 2040, and a member of the Methodist Men's Club, Masonic Lodge, Blue Lodge 562, Royal Arch Masons 167, and First United Methodist Church, Brooksville. 

Barton L. Spillman
Barton L. Spillman, 62, of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 26, at his home.
He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and moved to this area three years ago from Niceville. He was a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, having served as a Judge Advocate General, a member of Silverthorn Golf & Country Club, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Leslie Smith of Orlando and Julie Sellers of Summerville, S.C.; two stepsons, Craig Swartout of Pensacola and Eric Swartout of Shreveport, La.; a stepdaughter, Cindy Ferguson of Belle Chase, La.; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation & Memorial Chapel, Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Alfons J. Krivickas
Alfons J. Krivickas, 52, of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 26, at his home.
He was a native of Germany and moved to this area 13 years ago from New Briton, Conn. He was an architectural designer and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Christina Tucci-Krivickas; his mother, Ona of New Briton; two sons, Alfons Mario of Waterbury, Conn., and Mario John of New Briton; three sisters, Wonda Braglia of New Briton, Regina Lynch of Glastonbury, Conn., and Betty Serencko of Plymouth, Conn.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Kathryn T. Thompson
Kathryn T. Thompson, 101, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 27, in Spring Hill.
She was born in Long Island, N.Y., and moved to this area 44 years ago from Hastings, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a Roman Catholic by faith.
Survivors include two daughters, June Kruger of Spring Hill and Dolores Willey of Maryville, Tenn.; two brothers, Edward Cronin of Hudson and Vincent Cronin of Long Island; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.

Coleen Jeffries
Coleen Jeffries, 61, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 27, at her home.
She was born in Tampa and moved to this area 13 years ago from Lookout, W.Va. She was a homemaker, a member of the Inverness Kennel Club, and Apostolic by faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Cook of Brooksville and Lynada Woods of Elkview, W.Va.; a brother, Donald Moore of Grapevine, Texas; two sisters, Evelyn Gant and Eulee Schwartzkoff, both of Tampa; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Benjamin J. Desilets
Benjamin J. Desilets, 93, of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 26, at his home.
He was born in Escanaba, Mich., and moved to this area 12 years ago from Texas. He retired from the City of Escanaba, was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, a member of VFW Post 8713, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Ernest of Bark River, Mich., and Dennis of Gladstone, Mich.; a daughter, Donna Smith of Escanaba; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

David A. Glover
David A. Glover, 48, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, March 28, at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs.
He was born in Gary, Ind., and moved to Tarpon Springs 16 years ago from New Orleans, La. He was director of sales for Barry Mears Auto Salvage, Inc., Tarpon Springs, and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Paulette; a son, Dale LeFleur of Oldsmar; three daughters, Jessica Haas of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Johica and Joelle, both of Pascagoula, Miss.; two sisters; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson.

Robert Abney
Robert Abney, 87, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 29, at Spring Hill.
He was born in Lasalle, Ill., and moved to this area 25 years ago from Peoria, Ill. He was a retired dairy manager for Sealtest Foods and a member of Masons, Shriners and Consistory of Spring Hill and Peoria, and attended First United Methodist Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his daughter, Joyce Cassidy of Brooksville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Helen B. Bustle 
Helen B. Bustle, 88, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 29, at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville.
She was born in East Hartford, Conn., and moved to this area 15 years ago from St. Petersburg, where she had lived for 30 years. She retired from the Veterans Administration, St. Petersburg, and was a member of Spring Hill Bible Church.
Survivors include a stepson, John of Eustis; a stepdaughter, Phyllis Glass of Orange Park; two brothers, Alwyn Brodersen of Coventry, Conn., and Andrew Brodersen of Spring Hill; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Eugene Niles Shrader
Eugene Niles Shrader, 75, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Thursday, March 30, at Shands Hospital, Gainesville.
He was born in Dayton, Ky., and moved to this area 12 years ago from Winter Haven. He was a retired executive with State Farm Insurance, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, Man of the Year for Mississippi Association of Life Insurance Underwriters, and a member of Phi-Ka Fraternity and First United Methodist Church, Homosassa.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley W.; a son, David of Brooksville; a daughter, Alicia Gene Sharp of Vicksburg, Miss.; two stepdaughters, Kim Bechtelheimer and Kelly Trout, both of Brooksville; five grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Arrangements by Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.


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