Miscellaneous Hernando County, Florida Obituaries - 2001

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Alice M. Patton Enoch, 95, of Brooksville, died Thursday, Sept. 20, at Eastbrooke Health Care Center, Brooksville.
Born in Waverly, Ohio, she moved to this area 37 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was retired after many years from Webb City store, St. Petersburg; was the former secretary/treasurer of TEL Class and WMU of the First Baptist Church of Brooksville, where she was a member for over 20 years; was a Baptist by faith and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Robert of Huntsville, Ohio; two daughters, Florence Crescenzi of Brooksville and Ruth Alice Fox of Bryan, Texas; 17 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.

Robert Dale Schmid, 83, of Spring Hill, died Monday, Sept. 17, at his home.
He moved to this area 22 years ago from his native Lincoln, Neb. He was a retired advertising executive, a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran, a Masonic Lodge member in Florence-Omaha, Neb., and an Episcopalian by faith.
Survivors include four sons, Robert Douglas of Blair, Neb., Steven Brian of Ralston, Neb., Timothy John of Perris, Calif., and Dennis Dale of Riverside, Calif.; and a daughter, Julia Dianne Gurlavich, N.J.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel.

Elizabeth M. Leonetti, 87, of Spring Hill, died Friday, Sept. 21, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was a native of New York City, N.Y., and moved to this area 14 years ago from Bronx, N.Y. She was a file clerk for Field and Stream Magazine and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include three sons, John of Fishkill, N.Y., Frank of Palm Coast, Fla., and Leo of Spring Hill; a daughter, Rosemarie of Spring Valley, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Mariner Boulevard Chapel, Spring Hill 

Martha M. Rudnicki, 65, of Glen Lakes, Brooksville, died Friday, Sept. 21, at her home.
She was a native of Auburn, Ind., and moved to this area a year ago from New Mexico. She was a retired pharmacy technician for Keltsch Pharmacy, a member of the American Legion, VFW Post 10209, Spring Hill, and Order of the Eastern Star, and a Presbyterian by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Stanley; three daughters, Deb Norden of Kendallville, Ind., Patty Rowe of Garrett, Ind., and Marilyn Denes of Auburn, Ind.; four brothers, Gene Best of Albion, Ind., Norman Best of Indianapolis, Ind., Clarence Best of Auburn and Richard Best of Lafayette, Ind.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Mariner Boulevard Chapel, Spring Hill. 

Charles H. Truvally, 86, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, Sept. 22, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a native of Ogdensburg, N.Y., and moved to this area 18 years ago from Detroit, Mich. He was a retired machine builder for Kelvinator and the DeVlieg Machine Company, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a member of VFW Post 5112, Dearborn, Mich.
Survivors include a son, Alan of Ferndale, Mich.; two daughters, Barbara Dolloff of Spring Hill and Beverly Bensend of Macomb, Mich.; a brother, Kenneth of Dearborn; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Mariner Boulevard Chapel, Spring Hill. 

Ada Eudora Wilson, 85, of Brooksville, died Saturday, Sept. 22, at her home.
She was born in Kansas and moved to this area 29 years ago from Tampa. She was a homemaker, a member of the Hernando County Bowling Association, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include a son, Melvin, Jr. of Tampa; a daughter, Kay Smith of Brooksville; two brothers, Floyd Loomis and L.D. Loomis, both of Ohio; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, U.S. 19 Chapel, Spring Hill.

L. Henry Alsruhe, 76, of Brooksville, died Friday, Sept. 21, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Baltimore, Md., and moved to this area 13 years ago from Baltimore. He was a retired printer, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, a member of Nature Conservancy, which is a national organization, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C., and founding member of "Friends of The Quarry" golf course.
Survivors include his wife, Helen R.; a son, Timothy F. of Centreville, Va.; four daughters, Linda M. Fiorini of Street, Md., Ashley C. McDonnell of Owings Mills, Md., Barbara P. Huntley of Miami and Virginia H. of Timonium, Md.; two brothers, Leonard of Hanover, Pa., and Ferdinand of Belair, Md.; three sisters, Pauline of Baltimore, Mary McKenna of Perry Hall, Md., and Patricia Grue of Belair; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Helen R. Alsruhe, 71, of Brooksville, died Saturday, Sept. 22, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She was born in Baltimore, Md., and moved to this area 13 years ago from Baltimore. She was a retired private duty nurse, a member of Clover Leaf Women's Social Club, Brooksville, founding member of "Friends of The Quarry" golf course, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include a son, Timothy F. of Centreville, Va.; four daughters, Linda M. Fiorini of Street, Md., Ashley C. Mcdonnell of Owings Mills, Md., Barbara P. Huntley of Miami and Virginia H. of Timonium, Md.; a brother, Paul F. Insley of Parkville, Md.; two sisters, A. Madeleine Duke of College Station, Texas, and Gloria A. Behrens of Hopewell, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Garth Allen Curtis, 37, of Brooksville, died Monday, Sept. 23.
He was born in Miami and moved to this area 23 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was employed by Cracker Barrel and attended Brooksville Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra; his father, Floyd Cotterell of Cerulean, Ky.; two brothers, Danny Cotterell of Clarksville, Tenn., and Randy Cotterell of Sevierville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Williams of Sevierville and Wendy Cotterell of Clarksville.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Donald Leroy Cullen, 74, of Garden Grove, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 23, at his home.
He was born in Warren, Ill., and moved to this area 28 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a retired redwood sign maker at Sumter County Farmers Market, Webster, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the American Legion, Brooksville.
Survivors include his wife, Irene; a son, Michael of Deland; and a daughter, Patricia of Orlando.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, U.S. 19 Chapel, Spring Hill.

Esther D. Berrios, 90, of Brooksville, died Friday, Sept. 21, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville.
She moved to this area 72 years ago from her native Puerto Rico. She was active in her church, enjoyed painting, crocheting and ceramics, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Jose R. of Brooksville and Ramon of Puerto Rico; two daughters, Lourdes of Brooksville and Blanca Ohler of New Jersey; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville Chapel.

Anne Maria Cropsey, 94, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, Sept. 23, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area 10 years ago from California. She was a housewife and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include two daughters, Caroline Fremmer of Spring Hill and Dorothy Rugen of Orlando; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Luther 'Albert' Eggers, 73, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, Sept. 23, at his home.
He was born in Lapine, Ala., and moved to this area 28 years ago from Clearwater. He was a heavy equipment operator and attended Woodhaven Church of God, Spring Hill.
Survivors include two sons, Paul D. and David B., both of Spring Hill; a daughter, Jennie of Spring Hill; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Richard D. Henkle, 76, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, Sept. 23, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Lewistown, Pa., and moved to this area 14 years ago from Atglen, Pa. He was a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Mary E.; three daughters, Pamala Fox of Lewes, Del., Carol Barnshaw of Brazoria, Texas, and Patricia J. Guzzo of Aston, Pa.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill Chapel.

Dorothy F. Kemper, 73, of Brooksville, died Monday, Sept. 24, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville.
She was born in E. St. Louis, Ill., and moved to this area seven years ago from Miami. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn; a daughter, Debra Fennik of Miami; two sisters, Mary Alice Jascek and Patricia King, both of Illinois; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Agustin 'Gus' Rivera, 91, of Spring Hill, died Monday, Sept. 24, at Hernando Care Center, Brooksville.
He was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, and moved to this area four years ago form Ponce, Puerto Rico. He retired after many years as a stockman with a candy company in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y., and was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include two nieces, Mary Mazzuco of Hudson and Ivonne Raniszewski of Davison, Mich.; a nephew, Ramon Bracero of Loris, S.C.; five great-nieces; and two great-nephews.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel.

Mary V. McDiffett, 84, of Spring Hill, died Monday, Sept. 24, at Heartland of Brooksville.
She was born in New York City, N.Y., and moved to this area 24 years ago from Garden Grove, Calif. She was a retired knitter and seamstress, and a Lutheran by faith.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Robert 'Buddy' S. Moore, 72, of Brooksville, died Saturday, Sept. 22, in Brooksville.
He was born in St. Albans, W.Va. 
Survivors include his mother, Ruth Reed of Brooksville; a brother, Raymond of Winfield, W.Va., and two sisters, Pat Chapman and Dot Kalt, both of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

Adele M. Grig, 70, of Spring Hill, died Monday, Sept. 24, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
She was a native of New York City, N.Y., and moved to this area eight years ago from Queens, N.Y. She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of the Lithuanian Club, Queens Teacher's Association and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill. 

Patrick C. Fair, Sr., 67, of Brooksville, died Monday, Sept. 24, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He moved to this area two years ago from his native Staten Island, N.Y. He was a retired truck driver for a chemical company, a member of GHC Pigeon Racing Club, and attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; a son, Patrick, Jr. of Staten Island, N.Y.; two daughters, Ann DeMarco of Brooksville and JoAnn Hernandez of Ft. Lauderdale; and 10 grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Cortez Boulevard Chapel, Brooksville.

Robert Pelletier, 67, of Spring Hill, died Monday, Sept. 24, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
He was born in Fall River, Mass., and moved to this area five years ago from Bristol, R.I. He worked in the transportation industry, was a member of Elks Club 1860, Bristol, 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Council 11317, and a Eucharist Minister, Minister of Care and an Altar Server for St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include four daughters, Bonnie Stringfellow of Foster, R.I., Darlene Sanders of Jacksonville, Ariz., Linda of Chambersburg, Pa., and Laurie Willis of Hurricane, W.Va.; three brothers, Vincent and Edmond, both of Spring Hill, and Reginald of Somerset, Mass.; a sister, Annette Arsenault of Portsmith, R.I.; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Frankie Rodriguez, 30, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, at home.
He was a native of Bethlehem, Pa., and moved to this area 11 years ago. He was a truck driver by trade and a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer; a daughter, Asia Rayne; his parents, Raymond and Angelina of Bethlehem; two brothers, Raymond of Spring Hill and David of Hudson; and a sister, Elizabeth Brown of Bethlehem.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Mariner Boulevard Chapel, Spring Hill. 

Garth Allen Curtis, 37, of Brooksville, died Monday, Sept. 23.
He was born in Miami and moved to this area 23 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was employed by Cracker Barrel and attended Brooksville Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra; his father and mother, Stewart and Barbara; his foster father, Floyd Cotterell of Cerulean, Ky.; two brothers, Danny Cotterell of Clarksville, Tenn., and Randy Cotterell of Sevierville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Williams of Sevierville and Wendy Cotterell of Clarksville.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Rev. Willie Lee Walker, 73, of Brooksville, died Friday, Sept. 21, at the Hospice Unit of Brooksville Health Care.
He was born in Shardards, Miss., and moved to this area 22 years ago from Floral City. He was a retired custodian, pastor of Mt. Carmel A.M.E. Church of Floral City for six years, pastor of St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Bushnell for 13 years, a member of New Jerusalem Church of God, Brooksville, and Hernando Male Chorus.
Survivors include his wife, Betty J.; six sons, Willie, Jr., Freddie Lee, and John and Alfonzo, all of Shelby, Miss., Tony of Cleveland, Ohio, and Nathaniel of Brooksville; eight daughters, Katie Dorsey and Elsie Matthew, both of Chicago, Ill., Hattie Frank and Isola Payne, both of Ruleville, Miss., Magnolia Taylor and Penny, both of Shelby, Verna Holmes of Memphis, Tenn., and Bridget of Brooksville; three stepsons, Eugene Robinson, Izear and Donald Langley, all of Brooksville; two stepdaughters, Christine Owens and Robbie Stancile, both of Brooksville; three brothers, Norman, Jr. of Chicago, Eddie Lee of Minnesota, and Leon, Sr. of Shelby; a sister, Gladys Meeks of Shelby; 45 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Community Funeral Service, Brooksville.

Louise Jeanne 'Lil' Bals, 65, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
She was born in Detroit, Mich., and moved to this area eight years ago from Harrison Township, Mich. She worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company, Detroit, and retired from E.D.S., Troy, Mich.
Survivors include two brothers, Jack of Highland, Mich., and Victor of Corruna, Mich.; and three stepchildren, Shelly, Desiree and Tom, all of Michigan.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel.

Charles A. McConnell, 82, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Meadow Valley, Wis. He was a retired truck driver, a U.S. Navy veteran, and attended St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Marie; a daughter, Patricia of Spring Hill; a brother, Edward of Madison, Wis.; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Horst Thiele, 63, of Spring Hill, died Monday, Sept. 24, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville.
He was born in Germany and moved to this area 10 years ago from Islip, Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired butcher and retail store owner in both Islip and Hudson, Fla., a member of American Legion Post 186, Eagles 40/8, past president of the Kiwanis Club, Bayshore, Long Island, two-time past commander of American Legion Post 411, Islip, and a Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include Helga of Spring Hill; two sons, David and Frank; a sister, Marga Spangenberg of Germany; and four grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Commercial Way, Spring Hill Chapel.

Jeanie 'Tooter' Sampson, 46, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Heartland of Brooksville.
She was born in Louisville, Ky., and moved to this area a year ago from Lakeland. She was a CNA for 33 years, working in nursing homes in the Tampa area and in Kentucky, a member of Kathleen Evangelical Chapel, Lakeland, and a Christian by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Michael; a daughter, Cicilia of Brooksville; a son, Clayton of Brooksville; three sisters, Theresa Niccum of Jeffersonville, Ind., Artina Paris of Louisville, and Jacqueline Hall of Lakeland; two brothers, Frank George of Tampa and Joe George of Louisville.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Commercial Way, Brooksville Chapel.

Irene M. Lotze, 79, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and moved to this area 11 years ago from Smyrna, Tenn. She was a retired medical technologist.
Survivors include two sons, Webb Schrader of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Mark of Rochester, N.Y.; a daughter, Lynn Boulter of Nyack, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Rose Julia Meyer, 98, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, Sept. 27, at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center, Spring Hill.
She was born in New York, N.Y., and moved to this area 11 years ago from Manhattan, N.Y. She was a retired legal secretary and Jewish by faith. 
Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Singman of Spring Hill; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Frederick W. Freeman, 66, of Brooksville, died Thursday, Sept. 27, at his home.
He was born in Norfolk, Va., and moved to this area from the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area four years ago. He was a retired deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department, Largo, after 17 years of service, was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Fraternity Order of Police and Sertoma, St. Petersburg, and a Presbyterian by faith. 
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son, Frederick II of Oldsmar, Fla.; a daughter, Lynda Schlesinger of Pinellas Park; a brother, Owen of Dover Plaines, N.Y.; and three grandsons.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.


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