Miscellaneous Hernando County, Florida Obituaries - 2000

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Celeste T. Scheve
Celeste T. Scheve, 91, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 18, at Beverly Health Care.
She was born in New York, N.Y., and moved to this area 13 years ago from Atlanta, Ga. She was an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers administrator for the U.S. Government, Atlanta, and a member of St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include her brother, Richard of Spring Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.

Eugenia Makohon-Pidhorodeckyi
Eugenia Makohon-Pidhorodeckyi, 74, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 19, at her home.
She was born in the Ukraine and moved to this area nine years ago from Yonkers, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Andrew Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Iwan; two sons, Jozef of Milwaukee, Wis., and Nestor of New Port News, Va.; three daughters, Olga of Spring Hill, and Sophia and Natalie Makarczuk, both of Yonkers; a sister, Maria Babko of the Ukraine; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Mary Kelleher
Mary Kelleher, 93, of Inverness, died Thursday, April 20, at Citrus Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Lynn, Mass., and moved to this area three years ago from Salem, Mass. She was a retired teacher and attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Survivors include four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Inverness.

Mary Q. Woodson
Mary Q. Woodson, 77, of Brooksville, died Thursday, April 20, at her home.
She was born in Okahumpka and moved to this area 41 years ago from Parrish. She was a homemaker and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and First United Methodist Church and the Philathea class and WSG of the church.
Survivors include her husband, Richard G.; two daughters, Ellen F. Boyt and Carol F. Cole, both of Brooksville; two stepsons, Richard G. Jr. of Orange Park and Ronald of Holiday; a stepdaughter, Patricia Mowery of Dade City; two sisters, Ann Duck and Margarette Strickland, both of Quincy; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Christine Mary Rovendro
Christine Mary Rovendro, 85, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 19, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Bayonne, N.J., and moved to this area nine years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a housewife and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include a son, Michael Rand of Loxahatchee; a daughter, Sharon of Staten Island, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Jerome W. Jensen
Jerome W. Jensen, 77, of Cloverleaf Farms, Brooksville, died Monday, April 17, at his home.
He was born in Minneapolis, Minn., and moved to this area 14 years ago from his native Minneapolis. He was a retired chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy, a World War II veteran, and a member of the VFW, Brooksville.
Survivors include his uncle, Win Linderholm of Robbinsdale, Minn.; and a cousin, Dale Linderholm of Mulberry.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Eugenia Makohon-Pidhorodeckyi
Eugenia Makohon-Pidhorodeckyi, 74, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 19, at her home.
She was born in the Ukraine and moved to this area nine years ago from Yonkers, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Andrew Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Iwan; two sons, Jozef of Milwaukee, Wis., and Nestor of New Port News, Va.; three daughters, Olga of Spring Hill, and Natalie Makarczuk and Sophia, both of Yonkers; a sister, Maria Babko of the Ukraine; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Louise Jean Bellon
Louise Jean Bellon, 71, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, April 20, at her home.
She was born in New York City, N.Y., and moved to this area three years ago from Port Richey. She was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Peter; four sons, Robert of Spring Hill, James of Brooksville, and Michael and Peter, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; her mother, Rose Tateo of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Paula Zorros of Brooklyn and Joan Girimonti of Phoenix, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Judith A. Monroe
Judith A. Monroe, 56, of Spring Hill, died Friday, April 21, at Oak Hill Hospital.
Born in Granite City, Ill., she moved to this area four years ago from Bowling Green, Ky.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd of Spring Hill; a son, Larry Monroe of Scottsville, Ky.; three daughters, Sherry Warren and Pam Walk, both of Granite City, Ill.; Ruthane Blankenship of Scottsville, Ky.; two sisters, Betty Baker of Granite City, Ill. and Marie Winchester of Puxico, Mo.; and nine grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.

Webster (Danny) E. Flint
Webster (Danny) E. Flint, 70, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, April 20, at his home.
Born in New York, N.Y., he moved to this area five years ago from New York. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Korea and a Catholic by faith.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; a son, Mike Kerrigan of Tewksbury, Mass.; and a sister, Marian Grasso of New York, N.Y.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Florence Michaels
Florence Michaels, 91, of St. Petersburg and formerly of Spring Hill, died Saturday, April 22, in St. Petersburg.
Born in Newark, N.J., she moved to this area nine years ago from Orange, N.J. She recently moved to a nursing home in St. Petersburg and was a Methodist by faith.
She is survived by three grandsons; 11 great-grandsons; and nine great-great grandsons.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.

Zoe Brenna Dittman
Zoe Brenna Dittman of Masaryktown, died Wednesday, April 19, at Brandon Regional Hospital.
She is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Doris of Masaryktown; two sisters, Kendal Cheyenne and Montana Jade of Masaryktown; maternal grandparents Pete and Ann von Klock of Brooksville; and paternal grandparents Fred and Margaret of Spring Hill.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.

Eva L. Wischner
Eva L. Wischner, 83, of Brooksville, died Thursday, April 20, at Oak Hill Hospital.
Born in Arcanum, Ohio, she moved to this area 14 years ago from Dayton, Ohio. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, William R.; three daughters, Susan J. Middlestetter of Greenville, Ohio, Carol A. Brown of Temple Terrace and Pat Stockman of Titusville; a sister, Libby Peters of Jensen Beach; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.

Nicholas DePinto, Sr.
Nicholas DePinto, Sr., 62, of Spring Hill, died Friday, April 21, at his home.
He was born in Italy and moved to this area 11 years ago from Hazlet, N.J. He was a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Alice; a son, Nicholas of Spring Hill; two daughters, Dianna of Atlanta, Ga., and Yvonne Reiter of Spring Hill; two brothers, Frank of Union City, N.J., and Mario of New Jersey; a sister, Anna Racanati of Englewood, N.J.; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Lois M. Godette
Lois M. Godette, 68, of Spring Hill, died Friday, April 21, at her home.
She was born in Grand Marais, Minn., and moved to this area 26 years ago from Texas. She was a retired bookkeeper and an Episcopalian by faith.
Survivors include four sons, Mike of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dale of Alabaster, Ala., Earl of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jon of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Ralph Erickson of Michigan and Ernie Erickson of Florida; two sisters, Arlene Manera of Pennsylvania and Sharon Brown of Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Kathleen Mea Hipperson
Kathleen Mea Hipperson, 58, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, April 22, at Hospice House, Brooksville.
She was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved to this area 18 years ago from Westchester, N.Y. She was a retired nurse and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include three sons, Chris Puciato of Spring Hill, Thomas Puciato of Westbrook, Conn., and Kathleen Puciato of New Port Richey; and 11 grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Michael A. Fyme
Michael A. Fyme, 84, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Sunday, April 23, at Hospice House of Pasco/Hernando, Hudson.
He was born in Long Island, N.Y., and moved to this area seven years ago from Medford, Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired engineer, working for Sperry Company, Long Island, for 40 years and a member of St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys; three daughters, Mary Ann Tiano and Dorothy Burger, both of Long Island, and Kathy Pagan of New Jersey; a stepson, Dennis Tuma of Colorado; a stepdaughter, Marilyn Cianci of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Betty Sheshane of Long Island; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Clyde L. Hainkley
Clyde L. Hainkley, 85, of Brooksville, died Saturday, April 22, at his home.
He was born in Fort Ogden and moved to this area 21 years ago from North Miami. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a retired inspector for the Department of Transportation, a member of the Northshore Masonic Lodge and Mahi Shrine Temple, both of Miami, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Wilhelmina; two sons, Alan Thompson of Lithia and Robert Thompson of Land O'Lakes; a daughter, Katherine Thompson of Tampa; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Charles J. Mastroianni
Charles J. Mastroianni, 81, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Sunday, April 23, at his home.
He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, and moved to this area 19 years ago from Canton, Ohio. He was a retired tool and dye maker after 32 years of service for Ford Motor Corp., a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Timber Pines Golf and Country Club and Mariner United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Emma; a son, Joseph C. of Alliance, Ohio; a daughter, Judy Blandano of Cape Coral; a sister, Mary of Alliance; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Ruth C. Dalech
Ruth C. Dalech, 79, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 24, at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville.
She was born in Evansville, Ind., and moved to this area 17 years ago from Chicago, Ill. She was retired from GTE, Illinois, and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include her husband, Frank; a daughter, Betty Laffey of Charleston, S.C.; a brother, Leonhard Birkner of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Woodrow "Woody" W. McCullers
Woodrow "Woody" W. McCullers, 76, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 24, at James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa.
He was born in Live Oak and moved to this area 16 years ago from Jacksonville. He was the retired former owner of Woody's Auto Parts & Speed Equipment of Jacksonville, a member of DAV Chapter 4, a Mason, Shriner and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline; a son, David Day, Jr. of Spring Hill; a daughter, Sharyn Williams of Boynton Beach and Paula Suzanne Day of Spring Hill; two brothers, Chuck of Tampa and Billy of Orlando; four sisters, Rose've Clark of Crystal River, Irma Northrop of Brandon, Norma Garrett of Tampa and Alta Ratliff of Chattanooga, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel.

Charles H. Paxson
Charles H. Paxson, 84, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, April 25, at Vencor Hospital, Tampa.
He was born in Brownsburg, Pa., and moved to this area 11 years ago from Medford, N.J. He was a service representative for General Motors.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; seven daughters, Eleanore Scheb of Philadelphia, Pa., Betsy Cash of Charlotte, N.C., Barbara of Rock Hill, S.C., Charlene Miller of Ridge Manor, Patricia Gramlich of New Hope, Pa., Sandi Raffaele of St. Petersburg and Wendy Schlight of Oley, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Shirley Ann VanIngen
Shirley Ann VanIngen, 64, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, April 25, at her home.
She was born in Rochester, N.Y., and moved to this area two years ago from Rochester, N.Y. She was a housewife and a member of the Moose Club 449, Palmyra, N.Y., American Legion Auxiliary Unit 428, Ontario, N.Y., and St. Stanlaus Catholic Church, Rochester.
Survivors include her husband, Alton; four brothers, Robert Pelcher and John Pelcher, both of Rochester, and Daniel Pelcher of Hunt, N.Y., and Thomas Pelcher of Ontario, N.Y.; and a sister, Lilan Weasley of Rochester.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Earl C. Neuschaefer
Earl C. Neuschaefer, 59, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 26, at his home.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 30 years ago from Illinois. He worked at Columbia Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point and was a Christian by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Meta; a son, Kevin; two daughters, Tracey and Heather of Florida; his mother and father, Louise and Earl J. of Florida; a brother, Wayne of Florida; a sister, Marcy Dill of Florida; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Gertrude Green Gibson
Gertrude Green Gibson, 75, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 26, at her home.
She was born in Barbados and moved to this area four years ago from New York City, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a Seventh Day Adventist by faith.
She is survived by two sisters, Bernice James of Spring Hill and Rosa Hinds of Panama.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation & Memorial Chapel, Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Richard Edwin Shake
Richard Edwin Shake, 70, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 25, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and moved to this area 21 years ago from Indianapolis. He was a retired engineer in the automotive industry, a member of Murat Shrine, Scottish Rite, Prospect Lodge 714, Eastern Star Corinthian Chapter 456, Union U.A.W. 933, all of Indianapolis, Thursday Night Wellington Seven Hills Poker Club, Spring Hill, and Hobson Memorial Society, Charleston, S.C., president of Heather Bowling League, Spring Hill, and attended New Market Christian Church, New Market, Ind.
Survivors include his wife, Delores; two daughters, Lisa Steinmetz of Oldsmar and Dru Kuhlman of Medina, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Charles Otto Hayna 
Charles Otto Hayna, 87, of Highpoint, in Brooksville, died Monday, April 24, at Oak Hill Hospital. He moved to this area 24 years ago from Chicago.
A retired office machines technician at Kraft Foods, where he had worked for 43 years, he was a member of the Nativity Lutheran Church in Weeki Wachee, the Highpoint Golf Club and bowling league; Shriners and Moose in Chicago and the Brooksville Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, John Hayna of Barrington, Ill.; two daughters, Gloria Brandes of Wildwood, Ill. And Pamela Koby of Mt. Kisco, N.Y.; three sisters, Amelia Horn, Rochester, N.Y., Lillian Rusk, Park Ridge, Ill. And Florence Graves of Chicago; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Arrangements are being made through the National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Robert Clark Boyd 
Robert Clark Boyd, 77, of Brooksville, died Wed., April 26, at Hospice House in Brooksville. 
Born in Canajoharie, N.Y. he moved to this area two years ago from Ballston Spa, N.Y.
He was a retired foreman in the construction business and a member of VFW, American Legion and Disabled Veterans. He was Methodist by faith.
Boyd is survived by his wife, Rozie of Ballston Spa; three sons, Donald of Ballston Spa, Robert of Plattsburg, N.Y. and Ricky of Chazy, N.Y.; two daughters, Sharon Hagan of Springfield, Va. And Bonnie Osborn, Orlando, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements are being made through Robert and Son Cremation Service, Brooksville.

Betty A. Nixon 
Betty A. Nixon, 65, of Brooksville, died Thurs., April 27 at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She moved to this area 22 years ago from Tampa and was a retired nursing assistant. She was a member of Women of the Moose, Chapter 229, Brooksville, and was Protestant, by faith.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; a son, Floyd E. Young of Brooksville; two daughters, Cathy Newman of Thonotosassa, Fla. and Linda Kubik of Patchogue, N.Y.; two brothers, Thomas Reeves of Tampa and William Reeves of Brooksville: seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Alton Gene Van Ingen 
Alton Gene Van Ingen, 71, of Brooksville, died Wed., April 26, at home.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., he moved to this area as a winter resident two years ago, from Marion, N.Y.
A retired truck driver, he was a member of the Moose Lodge in Palmyra, N.Y. and the Kodak Park Pioneers Club and PACC. He was Protestant, by faith.
He is survived by two sons, David of Denton, Texas and Thomas of Kemp, Texas; two daughters, Linda Hopkins of Binghamton, N.Y. and Sandra York of Webster, N.Y.; a sister, Lois Culver, of Brooksville and eight grandchildren.

Helen Theresa Zepp
Helen Theresa Zepp, 82, of Dunnellon, died Thursday, April 27, at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River.
She was born in Baltimore, Md., and moved to this area three years ago from Baltimore. She was a retired supervisor in retail and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her daughter, Geraldine Bouchat of Hudson; a sister, Ida Tegler of Glen Burnie, Md.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Crystal River.

Norman Thompson
Norman Thompson, 74, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 26, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Jersey City, N.J., and moved to this area 14 years ago from Carteret, N.J. He was a retired foreman for the Colgate-Palmolive Company, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, and a Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Ada of Hernando Beach; two sons, Scott of Hewitt, N.J., and Steve of Barnegat, N.J.; a daughter, Stacey Wilson of Absecon, N.J.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Wilbur E. Carney, Sr.
Wilbur E. Carney, Sr., 79, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, April 27, at his home.
He was born in Indiana, Pa., and moved to this area 17 years ago from Punxsutawney, Pa. He was a retired salesman for General Mills, Minn., with 30 years of service, a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the Shriner Lodge-Jaffa Temple, Altoona, Pa., and the John W. Jenks Masonic Lodge 534, Punxsutawney, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Mae; three sons, Jack of Lawrenceville, Ga., Wilbur of Boca Raton, and Thomas of Punxsutawney; a daughter, Carolyn Benjamin of Cumming, Ga.; two stepsons, Jack Lewis of Greenwood, S.C., and Larry Lewis of Greensburg, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Joyce Maxson of Greenwood and Donna Harrison of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Lisle of Port Richey; two sisters, Betty Johnston of Palm Harbor and Maxine Ellis of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Ethel Radford Hart
Ethel Radford Hart, 83, died Thursday, April 27, at Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews, N.C.
She was born in Kenley, N.C. Prior to retirement, she served in nursing in Veterans Administration hospitals in Miami and Asheville, N.C.; and was a member of Cross and Crown Lutheran Church. 
Survivors include her son, Lynwood Dixon (Dick) Hart, Jr. of Miami; two daughters, Joan Hart Talarico of Floral City and Joyce Hart Freedman of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Eloise Gurley of Raleigh, N.C.; two grandsons, Jason Hart and David Talarico, Jr.; and three granddaughters, Deana Jo Williams, Stephanie Giuliano and Carrie Celeste Freedman.
Arrangements by Hankins & Whittington Dilworth Chapel, Charlotte, N.C.

Jeffrey A. Pappert 
Jeffrey A. Pappert, 37, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, April 27, at his home.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he moved to this area two years ago from Sewell, N.J. He was a sales representative for a medical equipment company and active in Little League.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea M.; a son, Jeffrey Brian of Pinehill, N.J.; his parents, Joseph and Gwyneth of Spring Hill; a sister, Tami Zmyj and a brother, Timothy, both of Spring Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.

Philip Andrew Coucher 
Philip Andrew Coucher, 37, of Spring Hill, died Friday, April 28, at Hernando Hospice House.
Born in Croydon, England, he moved to this area four years ago from East Grinstead, England. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Hudson.
He is survived by his wife, Heather; his mother, Janice of East Grinstead, England; his father, Peter of Spring Hill; a brother, Adrian of Somerset, England; and a sister, Sarah Wagner of London, England.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Walter Joseph Pietrzyk Sr.
Walter Joseph Pietrzyk Sr., 85, of Spring Hill, died Friday, April 28, at his home.
Born in Hamtramick, Mich., he moved to this area 17 years ago from Westland, Mich. He retired from General Electric; was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; and was a member of the Knights of Columbus #6383 and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred; three sons, Robert of Garden City, Mich., Walter Jr. of Spring Hill and John of Arizona; a daughter, Nancy Connor of Rochester Hills, Mich.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.


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