Miscellaneous Hernando County, Florida Obituaries - 2000

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Wesley "Wes" J. Ross
Wesley "Wes" J. Ross, 66, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, April 8, at Hernando Pasco Hospice House, Hudson.
He was born in Detroit, Mich., and moved to this area 11 years ago from Michigan. He retired from the Ford Motor Company, was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey; a stepdaughter, Theresa Capabianco of Spring Hill; two stepsons, Robert Scheidle of Spring Hill and John Scheidle of Long Island, N.Y.; his mother, Pauline Stanski of Spring Hill; a brother, Ray of California; and a granddaughter, Adena Capabianco of Spring Hill.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

John H. Lane
John H. Lane, 70, of Brooksville, died Saturday, April 8, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He moved to this area five years ago from his native Upton, Wy. He was a retired driller, a Korean Conflict National Guard veteran, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons; four daughters; a sister; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Marion Moger
Marion Moger, 97, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, April 8, at Beverly Health & Rehab Center, Brooksville.
She was born in Nashua, N.H., and moved to this area three years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was director of nursing for Kings Hospital, Long Island, and a public health nurse in Portland, Maine.
Survivors include her son, Blair of Spring Hill; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Thomas S. Temple
Thomas S. Temple, 84, of Brooksville, died Saturday, April 8, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Kansas City, Mo., and moved to this area 16 years ago from Wilmette, Ill. He was a retired furniture salesman, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Brookridge Country Club Association, Brooksville, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son, John of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; a daughter, Faber Janowitz of St. Paul, Minn.; two stepsons, Jeff Pietroski of Buffalo Grove and Mark Pietroski of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; two sisters, Marge McHale of Woodstock, Ill., and Jean of Wilmette; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

John M. Johnson
John M. Johnson, 78, of Brooksville, died Saturday, April 8, at his home.
He was born in London, Ky., and moved to this area 13 years ago from Hudson. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of VFW Post 8713, Masonic Lodge, Marlborough, Mass., and Moose Lodge, Brooksville, and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice; three sons, Philip of Long Island, N.Y., Gary of Ocala, and Randy of Indianapolis, Ind.; two daughters, Johnine Spencer of Brooksville and Connie Werth of Indianapolis; a brother, Edward of Darrtown, Ohio; two sisters, Gladys Hobbs of Fairfield, Ohio, and Ruthetta Singleton of Hamilton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Eleanor D. Pellegatta
Eleanor D. Pellegatta, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Monday, April 10, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
She was born in Toledo, Ohio, and moved to this area 31 years ago from Miami. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include her husband, Hector; a son, Phillip Barry of Forks, Wash.; a stepson, Louis of Costa Mesa, Calif.; two daughters, Teresa Sturgill of Spring Hill and Brenda Orkins of Dahlonega, Ga.; two sisters, Virginia Pinder of Punta Gorda and Regina Coats of Maryland; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Robert L. Croman, Sr.
Robert L. Croman, Sr., 76, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, April 9, at his home.
He was born in Hughesville, Pa., and moved to this area 13 years ago from Phelps, N.Y. He was a retired operating engineer, a U.S. Army veteran, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his son, Robert, Jr. of Spring Hill; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Olive G. Harcourt
Olive G. Harcourt, 94, of Hudson, died Friday, April 7, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
She was born in Ottawa, Canada, and moved to this area 12 years ago from Bridgeport, N.Y. She was a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include a niece, Janet Davis of Spring Hill; and a nephew, Bill of Spring Hill.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Wilda Jean Pratt
Wilda Jean Pratt, 48, of Brooksville, died Sunday, April 9, at her home.
She was born in Alliance, Ohio, and moved to this area seven years ago from Ravenna, Ohio. She was a nutritionist aid and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde E. Jr.; a son, Dale of Kent, Ohio; a daughter, Tracey Ravo of Morris Plains, N.J.; her mother, Olive Carpenter of Spring Hill; six brothers, Warren S. Carpenter and Roy Carpenter, both of Brooksville, Harry A. Carpenter of Ravenna, Bayles Carpenter of Spring Hill and Bill Carpenter of Williston; two sisters, Marlene Wakefield of Brooksville and Waneda Eves of Canton, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Allene (Lee) La Vista
Allene (Lee) La Vista, 84, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 11, at her home.
She was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area five years ago from Linden, N.J. She was a retired seamstress for an upholstery shop and a member of the Jolly Friends at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two sons, John A. of Hernando Beach and Joseph of Ft. Lauderdale; a brother, Julian Faria of California; two sisters, Blanche DiAmbra of Freeport, Long Island, N.Y., and Beatrice Thompson of Connecticut; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.

Dorothy Holt
Dorothy Holt, 69, of Brooksville, died Friday, April 7, at Brooksville Health Care Center.
She was born in Lake City and moved to this area 40 years ago. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Community Funeral Service, Brooksville.

Wanda J. Irlbacker
Wanda J. Irlbacker, 75, of Brooksville, died Monday, April 10, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She moved to this area eight years ago from her native Chicago, Ill. She was a retired employee of General Motors and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her son, David of Barrington, Ill.; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Jackie L. Youngs
Jackie L. Youngs, 68, of Brooksville, died Monday, April 10, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Flint, Mich., and moved to this area 12 years ago from Indiana. He was a controller for U.S. Steel, Indiana, retiring after 31 years of service, a member of the Chess Club, Spring Hill and a Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Gwen; a son, Chris of Brooksville; a daughter, Alyssa Angiollo of Portage, Ind.; a granddaughter, Ashley Angiollo of Portage; a brother; and three sisters.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

George Thomas Georgacopulos
George Thomas Georgacopulos, 67, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 10, at his home.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 16 years ago from Geneva, Ill. He was a retired truck driver for Murphy Trucking Co., Chicago, with 15 years of service, a Korean Conflict U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of Hellenic Lodge 1084 F&AM, Chicago, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Chicago, Egypt Temple Shrine, Tampa, American Legion, Brooksville and St. George Greek Orthodox Church, New Port Richey.
Survivors include his wife, Chrysokaty; a daughter, Dorothy Lewis of Plainfield, Ill.; a brother, Chris Georgas of Addison, Ill.; and his mother, Dorothy of Powers Lake, Wis.
Arrangements by Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.

Annie Ruth Mobley
Annie Ruth Mobley, 61, of Brooksville, died Monday, April 10, at her home.
She was born in Brooksville and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Floral City.
Survivors include her husband, Hal D., Jr.; four sons, Harold of Swainsboro, Ga., and Michael, Robin and Rodney, all of Brooksville; three daughters, Claudia and Antoinette, both of Brooksville, and Ruth Ann Pinkney of Spring Hill; three brothers, Curtis Langley, Jr. of Brooksville, Willard Langley of Ocala and Henry Langley of Clearwater; three sisters, Sarah Langley and Linda Fribley, both of Brooksville, and Loretta Wilson of Hartford, Conn.; 23 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Community Funeral Service, Brooksville.

Donald D. Curry
Donald D. Curry, 78, of Ridge Manor, died Monday, April 10, in Dade City.
He was born in Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., and was a winter resident of Ridge Manor. He was a heavy equipment operator and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Helen A.; three daughters, Alyce M. of Pensacola, Donna J. of Winnetka, Ill., Ardyth L. Binion of Manchester, Mich.; a son, Larry D. of Midland, Mich.; four sisters, Dorothy Schwesinger of Trout Lake, Mich., Barbara Burkett of Hulbert, Mich., Virginia Giddis of Jackson, Mich., and Shelia Lafex of Columbia, S.C.; a brother, Wade of Sault Ste Marie; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Dade City.

Elmer A. Knoer
Elmer A. Knoer, 82, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 11, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Detroit, Mich., and moved to this area 19 years ago from St. Clair Shores, Mich. He was a painter, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a brother, Franklin of Spring Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Gerard Edward McCrory
Gerard Edward McCrory, 80, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 11, at Bayonet Point Hospital.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and moved to this area 13 years ago from Philadelphia. He was a retired engineer in manufacturing and attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a daughter, Cynthia Smith of Millersville, Md.; a stepson, James Hulton of Philadelphia; two stepdaughters, Eileen Wilson of Exton, Pa., and Linda McHugh of Barrington, N.J.; a sister, Margaret Pierce of Maple Shade, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

L.C. Gaylord Lippincott
L.C. Gaylord Lippincott, 95, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, April 11, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Hines, Minn., and moved to this area eight years ago from Saint Maries, Idaho. He worked for a mining company in Colorado for 40 years, retiring as an engineer, and was a member of Masonic Lodge 7638, Arvada, Colo.
Survivors include his sister, Dixie of Brooksville; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

George W. Williams
George W. Williams, 78, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, April 11, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Atlanta, Ga., and moved to this area 22 years ago from Atlanta. He was a truck driver for Overstreet Paving Co., Brooksville, and a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; a daughter, Kathryn Werschky of Brooksville; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.

Caroline Cohen-Donley
Caroline Cohen-Donley, 72, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 11, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Jacksonville and moved to this area five years ago from Warner Robins, Ga. She was a teacher for 28 years and a member of Northcliffe Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Frank; a son, David Christopher Cohen of Warner Robins; two stepsons, Franklin Donley, Jr. of Brunswick, Maine, and Charles Donley of Spring Hill; a daughter, Karen Paty of Seminole; two stepdaughters, Geraldine S. Hardin and Mary Jo Donley, both of Brunswick; a brother, Lynn Davis of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Zynia Spencer of North Carolina; and 11 grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

John J. Guerrera
John J. Guerrera, 83, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 12, at Vencor Transitional Hospital, Tampa. 
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area seven years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a truck driver for White Rock Soda, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; a brother, Edward of Spring Hill; and three sisters, Louise Bimbi of Bayside, Long Island, N.Y., and Elsie Ward and Angelina Kearney, both of Homosassa.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation & Memorial Chapel, Commercial Way (U.S. 19), Spring Hill.

William G. Hart
William G. Hart, 93, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 11.
He was an educator, having been employed by the Dearborn, Mich. public schools for 25 years, first as a classroom teacher, then an elementary school principal and finally as a junior high school principal, entered the U.S. Foreign Service, serving over a 15-year period, an AID education advisor to the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Laos, taught education courses at the University of Michigan, and following his retirement in 1970, taught at the University of South Florida, board member of the Spring Hill Civic Club, officer of the Board of Directors which developed Evergreen Woods Retirement Center, Spring Hill, and was a member of the Hernando County Sertoma Club and Spring Hill United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Bauer and Susan Jones; three granddaughters; a grandson; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Lorraine Helen Lodding
Lorraine Helen Lodding, 84, of Weeki Wachee, died Tuesday, April 11, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was a native of Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 25 years ago from Leyden Township, Ill. She was an assembly line worker for a candy manufacturing company and a member of the Weeki Wachee Area Club.
Survivors include her husband, Charles W.; a son, Charles W., Jr. of Barrington, Ill.; a daughter, Sandra Christman of Roswell, Ga.; three brothers, Allen M. Jerkins of Crystal River, Harold R. Jerkins of Zephyrhills and Berwin C. Jerkins of Spring Hill; three grandchildren, Noel, Jill and Michael; and a great-granddaughter, Sydney.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Paul V. Laraia
Paul V. Laraia, 71, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 12, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area nine years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired route salesman for Viking Distributors and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Edna; three sons, Vincent of Caribou, Maine, Paul of Sewell, N.J., and William of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Diana Haszinger of Long Island and Donna of West Babylon, N.Y.; and 12 grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.

Neil Sigurg Ericksen
Neil Sigurg Ericksen, 59, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, April 12, at his home.
He was born in Long Beach, N.J., and moved to this area six years ago from Toms River, N.J. He worked in production manufacturing, was a member of the Moose Lodge and an Episcopalian by faith.
Survivors include his mother, Ethel of Brick, N.J.; a daughter, Diane of Denver, Colo.; a brother, Christian of Gunnison, Colo.; three sisters, Marcia Belmont of Ocean Grove, N.J., Kathlynn Man Dica of Eatontown, N.J. and Sharon Silvers of Brick; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Frank Alessi
Frank Alessi, 68, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Thursday, April 13, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved to this area six years ago from Lakeland. He retired from material control in communications, was a member of the Timber Pines Golf Club and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Irma; a sister, Patricia Del Biondo of New York; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Ronald Thomas
Ronald Thomas, 79, of Weeki Wachee Hills, died Thursday, April 13, at his home.
He was born in Toronto, Ohio, and moved to this area 11 years ago from Wellsville, Ohio. He was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; a son, Kenny of Newell, W.Va.; a daughter, Virginia Haddox of Wellsville; a stepson, Danny Wallace of Cullman, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Jessie Burgess of Weeki Wachee; three sisters, Margaret, Myrtle and Pauline, all of Ohio; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a great-great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Patricia A. Goyette
Patricia A. Goyette, 72, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, April 15, at Oak Hill Hospital.
Born in Flint, Mich., she moved to this area 25 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church. 
She is survived by her husband, Murvin; a daughter, Deanna G. Caropollo of Spring Hill; a son, Shaun of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.


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