Miscellaneous Hernando County, Florida Obituaries - 2000

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Patricia S. Scarborough
Patricia S. Scarborough, 69, of Brooksville, died Friday, June 9, at her home.
Born in Ocala, she moved to this area 65 years ago from there. She was a former teacher with the Hernando County Public School System; chairman of the First United Methodist Church Center; past president of the Junior Service League; and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Alpha Delta Kappa and the First United Methodist Church of Brooksville.
She is survived by her husband, Troy; two sons, Van Trace of Nashville, Tenn. and Troy V. of Brooksville; two daughters, Ann Womble of Lancaster, Pa. and Patricia Goodman of Richmond, Va.; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.

John J. Douglas
John J. Douglas, 84, of Spring Hill, died Friday, June 9.
He moved to this area 11 years ago from Middle Village, N.Y. He was a retired bank guard; a member of the Spring Hill Moose Lodge; a veteran of World War II; and a Catholic by faith.
He is survived by a son, William Collins of Chicago, Ill.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.

Joseph Zurza
Joseph Zurza, 80, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, June 7, at his home.
Born in Trenton, N.J., he was a tool and die maker for the Ford Motor Company.
He is survived by a nephew, Thomas Sheldon of Bellaire, Mich., and a sister, Elizabetj Calven of Spring Hill.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.

Robert J. Snyder
Robert J. Snyder, 75, of Brooksville, died Sunday, June 11, at his home.
Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he moved to this area 30 years ago from Tampa. He was an automotive mechanic.
He is survived by two daughters, Roberta Edwards of Brooksville and Patricia Showalter of Spring Hill; a son, Timothy of Brooksville; a brother, Charles of Camillus, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.

Manuel P. Rose, Jr.
Manuel P. Rose, Jr., 84, of Largo, died Friday, June 9, at Largo Medical Center.
He was born in Falmouth, Mass., and moved to this area 20 years ago from Massachusetts. He was a retired builder in the construction field and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Edith; a son, Donald M. of Forestdale, Cape Cod, Mass.; one stepson, Joseph Leo Gaumont of South Carolina; two stepdaughters, Anne M. Heller of Florida and Natalie Katzen of New York City, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Harold F. Broker
Harold F. Broker, 71, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, June 10, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area 39 years ago from Akron, Ohio. He was an engineer with Honeywell Aerospace, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; four sons, Michael of Seattle, Wash., Ronald of Spring Hill, Larry of Brooksville, and Steven of Interlachen; two sisters, Emily Smith of Pinellas County and Agnes Nielsen of Port St. Lucie; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

John J. Douglas
John J. Douglas, 84, of Spring Hill, died Friday, June 9.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 11 years ago from Middle Village, N.Y. He was a retired bank guard, a World War II Merchant Marine veteran, a member of Moose Lodge, and a Catholic by faith.
He is survived by his son, William Collins of Kew Gardens, N.Y.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Barbara Riddle
Barbara Riddle, 71, of Masaryktown, died Monday, June 12, at her home.
She was born in Antrim, Mich., and moved to this area 23 years ago from Mancelona, Mich. She was a retired produce vendor at the Airport Flea Market, a member of the Masaryktown Community Center Bingo Association, and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Sidney of Mancelona and Barry of Clermont; two daughters, Emily Vernon of Masaryktown and Margo Cervantes of Brooksville; a brother, Herbert Ray of Mancelona, two sisters, Alline Anderson of Kalkaska, Mich., and Iris Haan of Grand Rapids, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Adele M. Wall
Adele M. Wall, 87, of Spring Hill, died Monday, June 12, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and moved to this area 20 years ago from Waretown, N.J. She was a purchasing agent and an Episcopalian by faith
Survivors include her husband, Fred; three stepsons, Terry of West Bend, Wis., Pat of Waukesha, Wis., and Kevin of Lakeland, Minn.; and 11 stepgrandchildren
Arrangements by Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.

Harry Lee Crayton
Harry Lee Crayton, 79, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, June 10.
He was born in Bigelow, Ark., and moved to this area two years ago from Orlando. He was a retired insurance investigator, a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran with Purple Heart, and a POW survivor of the Bataan Death March. He was a member of the VFW and a Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Louise; two daughters, Gini Gibbs of Tifton, Ga., and Koni Ray of Winter Park; four stepdaughters, Kandi Bragg of Spring Hill, Angie Gariepy of Brooksville, Rhonda Bragg of Virginia and Derby Morgan of Texas; a sister, Jeanine Gregory of Arkansas; three grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Louis Northrop
Louis Northrop, 87, of Spring Hill, died Monday, June 12.
He was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and moved to this area three years ago from Stratford, Conn. He was a vending machine owner and operator, a U.S. Army veteran and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Bob of Spring Hill and William of Pompano Beach; a brother, Jack of Canaan, Conn.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Nicholas "Nick" Montemurno
Nicholas "Nick" Montemurno, 87, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, June 13, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area 15 years ago from New York. He was a barber, a retired limousine driver from Newark Airport Limousine, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Thomas Bascianelli of Florida and Peter of New Jersey; a daughter, Rosemary of New Jersey; three brothers, Patrick, Army, and Michael, all of New Jersey; three sisters, Ann Spinelli, Brunnette Costa and Lena, all of New Jersey; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Rita T. Gruber
Rita T. Gruber, 81, of Spring Hill, died Monday, June 12, at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs.
She was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and moved to this area 27 years ago from Malvern, Pa. She was a retired beauty consultant for Eckerd and a Presbyterian by faith.
Survivors include a son, John C. of Evans, Ga.; a daughter, Catherine Strittmatter of Spring Hill, a sister, Regina Pizzi of Narberth, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Matthew "Matt" J. Wrigley
Matthew "Matt" J. Wrigley, 85, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, June 15, at Brooksville Health Care Center.
He was born in Jacksonville and moved to this area 20 years ago from Lockport, N.Y. He was retired from General Motors, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of VFW Post 9236, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his sister, Marguerite Tingen of Jacksonville; and a niece, Gale of Jacksonville.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Damian A. Guinta
Damian A. Guinta, infant son of Angel Guinta of Brooksville, died Thursday, June 15, at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. 
Survivors include two brothers, Talion and Cain; a sister, Addila; maternal grandparents, Marilyn and Bill Wagers of Brooksville; four uncles; and five aunts.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Anita P. Miller
Anita P. Miller, 83, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, June 14, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She was born in Emmaus, Pa., and moved to this area 21 years ago from Pennsburg, Pa. She was a retired pharmaceutical assistant and a Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; a daughter, Marta Keller of Asheville, N.C., two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Eleanor Goldberger
Eleanor Goldberger, 73, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Thursday, June 15, at her home.
She was born in Daytona Beach and moved to this area 20 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She worked for a decorator as an artist, and was a member of the Timber Pines Golf and County Club. She was Jewish by faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Genie of Pahoa, Hawaii, and Dianne Zwiebach of New York City, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Robert D. Duck
Robert D. Duck, 72, of Brooksville, died Friday, June 16, at his son's home.
He was born in Berea, Ohio, and moved to this area three years ago from the Florida Keys. He was a retired maintenance worker, and was a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Craig R. of Mountainburg, Ark., and Jeffrey S. of Brooksville; a daughter, Jody L. Steyer of Medina, Ohio; a sister, Jacqueline Jameyson of Lodi, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Leona G. Wadsworth
Leona G. Wadsworth, 87, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, June 15, at Brooksville Healthcare Center.
She was born in Ottawa, Canada, and moved to this area 13 years ago from Bridgeport, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include a son, Gerald E. of Bridgeport; two daughters, L. Marlene Ostrowski of Bridgeport and Sharon A. Schad of Spring Hill; nine grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.

Albin A. Usevich 
Albin A. Usevich, 89, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, June 15, in Brooksville.
Born in Mahanoy City, Penn., he moved here in 1981 from Fairlawn, N.J.. He was a retired machinist for Parken-Kaylon Inc., Clifton, N.J. and a member of St. Theresa's RC Church.
He is survived by a son, Allan Usevich of Tempe, Ariz.; a daughter, Estelle Groppe of Spring Hill; two sisters, Isabelle Brazatis of Trenton, N.J. and Amelia Kerchowf of Highcrest Lake, N.J. and four grandchildren.
Arrangements are being made through the Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home, Hudson.

Edward J. Tunkel 
Edward J. Tunkel, 87, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, June 15 at Oak Hill Hospital.
Born in New York City, he moved here from Pinellas County 17 years ago. He was a pastor at First Assembly of God Church, Spring Hill; past President of the Full Gospel Businessmen of St. Petersburg, a member of Businessmen Fellowship of Spring Hill and Gospel Crusade Ministerial Fellowship of Bradenton.
Survivors include his wife, Frances; three sons, Robert of Pinellas County and Edward and Richard, both of Tennessee; a daughter, Deniece Lisk of Brooksville; a sister, Violet Einman of Pinellas County; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Arrangements are being made through Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.

Falicia Bialy 
Falicia Bialy, 74, of Spring Hill, died Friday, June 16 at Oak Hill Hospital.
A native of Lockport, N.Y., she moved to this area 15 years ago from Niagara Falls, N.Y..
She was a nurses aid and activities coordinator at a local nursing home; member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and the church prayer group.
She is survived by her husband, Edward E.; two sons, Michael Jakubowski, Lawrenceville, Ga. And David Jakubowski, Porter, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Frances Catherine Mosser, Spring Hill and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements are being made through Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.

Martin Byron Cook
Martin Byron Cook, 64, of Dade City, died Thursday, June 15 at home after a lengthy illness.
A native of Birmingham, Ala., he moved to this area 14 years ago. He was an avid golfer who competed throughout the U.S. and Europe. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a Protestant, by faith.
Cook is survived by his wife Barbara Osteen Cook of Dade City; two sons, Martin B. Cook Jr. and Charles Christian Cook, both of Birmingham; a daughter, Robbie Lynn Cook, also of Birmingham; a brother, James B. Cook Jr., Leesburg; a sister, Sue Pope, Prattville, Ala. And two grandsons.
Arrangements are being made through Coleman & Ferguson Co., Dade City.

Dr. Burton Keath Pearce 
Dr. Burton Keath Pearce, of Brooksville, died Saturday, June 17 at Oak Hill Hospital. He was 82.
Born in Hillsdale, Mich., he moved to this area 10 years ago from Coldwater, Mich.
The retired veterinarian was a life member of the Elk's lodge in Coldwater, a member of Michigan Tyre Lodge 18, Masons; Shriner's Oasis Temple AAONMS of Charlotte, N.C.. He was Methodist by faith.
He is survived by his wife, Janet of Brooksville; a son, Marc of Hygiene, Colo.; a daughter, Lynne Miller of Holland, Mich., a sister, Luatta Pearce of Michigan and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are being made through Robert and Son Cremation Service, Brooksville.

Donald Lee Dausch 
Donald Lee Dausch, 75, of Brooksville, died Friday, June 16 at home.
Born in Vernon, Ind., he moved to this area 31 years ago from Salem, Ind. He was a sales and parks manager for Baird Mobile Homes and a member of Salem Chapter 286 F&AM in Salem. 
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Brooksville Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Brooksville; two sons, Stuart of Brooksville and Stephen of Edgewaster; a daughter, Donna Michaelessi of Brooksville; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Arrangements are being made through Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.

Edward J. Tunkel
Edward J. Tunkel, 87, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, June 15, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in New York City, N.Y., and moved to this area 17 years ago from Pinellas County. He was a licensed Pastor of the International Assemblies of God and Gospel Crusade Ministerial Fellowship of Bradenton, past president of Full Gospel Businessmen of St. Petersburg, and a member of Businessmen Fellowship, Spring Hill. He attended the First Assembly of God Church of Spring Hill. 
Survivors include his wife, Frances; three sons, Robert of Pinellas County, and Edward and Richard, both of Tennessee; a daughter, Deniece Lisk of Brooksville; a sister, Violet Einman of Pinellas County; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel. 

Ralph S. White
Ralph S. White, 75, of Brooksville, died Saturday, June 17, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was a native of Groton, Conn., and moved to this area 11 years ago from Roseville, Mich. He was a retired auto manufacturing machinist, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Brookridge Bowling League.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen; two sons, Paul of Michigan and John of Roseville; a daughter, Patricia Ealy of Eastpointe, Mich.; and a brother, Kenneth of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Joan J. Hughes
Joan J. Hughes, 61, of Sugar Mill Woods, Homosassa, died Friday, June 16, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was a native of Hamilton, Ohio and moved to this area three years ago from Seminole. She was a retired postal clerk, an antique dealer, and a floral designer. 
Survivors include her husband, John P.; and a son, Randal H. Ball of Dunedin.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Horace "H.W." Wesley Tipton
Horace "H.W." Wesley Tipton, 74, of Tampa, died Saturday, June 17, at his home.
He was a lifelong resident of Tampa. He was a city maintenance worker for the recreation department, a member of Florida Frontiersmen, National Rifle Association, and Allafla Long Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; six brothers, Richard of New Port Richey, Robert of Metanora, Mich., Clark of Indiana, David and Leon, both of Inglis, and Thomas of New Smyrna Beach; a sister, Betty Retell of Washington, Mich., four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Helen S. Carpenter
Helen S. Carpenter, 79, of Cloverleaf, Brooksville, died Sunday, June 18, at her home.
She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and moved to this area four years ago from Woburn, Mass. She was retired from Honeywell Electronics and was Protestant by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Charles; a brother, Robert Brown; and a sister, Marion Ziegler of Chatham, Mass.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.


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