Miscellaneous Hernando County, Florida Obituaries - 2001

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Freeborn A. Mack, 92, of Spring Hill, died Monday, Oct. 1, in Spring Hill. 
He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and moved to this area 25 years ago from Syracuse. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; a daughter, Mary Ann Carey of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Spring Hill Chapel.

Milford T. Chapman, 89, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., formerly of Brooksville, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Hoffman Estates.
He was born in W. Frankfort, Ill. He was a resident of Brooksville for 23 years and resided in the High Point community. 
Survivors include his wife, Sallie Nee Zaleski; a son, Milford, Jr. of California; and a daughter, Barbara Cook of Elmhurst, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Countryside Funeral Home, Streamwood, Ill.

Charles Robert Elliott, 64, of Brooksville, died Thursday, Oct. 4, at Oak Hill Hospital. 
He was born in Paisley, Scotland, and moved to this area a year ago from Totowa, N.J. He was a retired postal worker, a Central High School referee, and a Protestant by faith. 
Survivors include two sisters, Jean Fisher and Agnes, both of Scotland; and a niece, Lorraine Fisher of Scotland.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.

Martin Eugene Roth, 82, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, Oct. 4, at Oak Hill Hospital. 
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to this area five years ago from Lakeland. He was a retired carpenter, a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran, and a member of American Legion Post 186, Civil Air Patrol, and Victory Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife, Alberta "Bertie;" a daughter, Geri McGill of Cleveland; a stepson, Phil Roberts of Cleveland; a stepdaughter, Becky Liss of Cleveland; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Christina Graziani, 87, of Brooksville, died Friday, Oct. 5, at Brooksville Regional Hospital. 
She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., and moved to this area six years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a bank clerk for Chemical Bank, New York City for many years and was a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her daughter, Christina Perito of Hudson; and a granddaughter.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel. 

Erin Leona Gosford, infant daughter, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Oak Hill Hospital.
Survivors include her parents, Eric and Robin of Istachatta; her grandparents, Terrie and Larry of Clarkesville, Ga., John and Charlene Andrus of Flenton, Mo., and Vera and Richard Hinkle of Brooksville; her great-grandfather, Robert of St. Petersburg; many aunts and uncles; and many great-aunts and uncles.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Brooksville Chapel.

Albert Ham, 76, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, Oct. 4, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Malden, Mass., and moved to this area a year ago from New York. He was the creator of "The Music of Your Life" Radio Network, a World War II U.S. Army Air Corp veteran as a bombardier navigator, a member of AM Federation of Musicians Local 802 and ASCAP, nominated for Academy Award in 1967 for scoring "Stop the World I Want to Get Off", and received a Grammy in 1976 for Best Spoken Word, "Give 'em Hell Harry."
Survivors include a son, Albert Sean O'Malley Ham of California; two daughters, Lorri Ham Hafer of Spring Hill and New York City, N.Y., and Lauren Melody of Vermont; a stepdaughter, Joy Claussen of California; two sisters, Bonnie Loan of New York and Martha Diener of Alaska; a grandson; four nieces; and two nephews.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Spring Hill Chapel.

Edwin "Ray" Pruitt, 63, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, Oct. 6, at his home.
Born in Tampa, he moved to this area 11 years ago from Lutz. He was a wall contractor for 25 years; owner of Pasco Communications for many years; and a Baptist by faith.
He is survived by his wife, Angie; five sons, Lee of New Mexico, Lewis of Newberry, Michael Smith of Tampa, Edward Smith of Jacksonville and Raymond Smith of Spring Hill; three daughters, Karen Everett of Baltimore, Md., Kathleen Lavely of Tampa and Rebecca Cline of Spring Hill; a sister, Grace Sapp of Lakeland; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Spring Hill.

James L. Martin, 80, of Brooksville, died Friday, Oct. 5, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
Born in Jersey City, N.J. he moved to this area two years ago from Largo. He was a retired sales manager for Royal Typewriter Company; a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II; and of the Christian Science by faith.
He is survived by two brothers, Neil R. of Brooksville and Douglas L. of Jacksonville.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

Charles Lee Felsburg, 72, of Wesleyan Village in Brooksville, died Friday, Oct. 5, at Hospice House.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he moved to this area nine years ago from Hamlin, N.Y. He was a retired minister; was vice-president and treasurer of the Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary of Nyack, N.Y.; and a member of the Brooksville Wesleyan Church.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; three daughters, Evangeline Connor of Waverly, Tenn., Rebecca Young of Churchville, N.Y. and Rachel Leastman of Gilbert, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

John Moran Rogers, 72, of Brooksville, died Friday, Oct. 5, at Hospice Care Center, Brooksville.
Born in Elkader, Iowa, he moved to this area six years ago from Lakeland. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force; a member of the Air Force Sergeant's Association, the Air Force Association and the Retired Enlisted Association; a life member at large of the VFW and American Legion; and a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian; three sons, Alan D. of Columbus, Ohio, William T. of Margate and John M. of Torrington, Conn.; two daughters, Marie C. of Castleberry and Linda R. Branning of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

Helen E. Emond, 96, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, Oct. 7, at her home.
Born in Franklin, N.H., she moved to this area four years ago from Cape Cod, Mass. She was a retired seamstress and a Catholic by faith.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond E. of Spring Hill and Robert of Lowell, Mass.; three daughters, Anita Dauphin of Sun City Center, Lucille of Nashua, N.H. and Rahcel Tozier of Summerville, S.C.; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funearl Chapel, Spring Hill.

Dee Jay Clark, 18, of Brooksville, died Sunday, Oct. 7, as a result of a car accident.
He was born in Bartow, Fla., and moved to this area three years ago from Citrus County. He was a student at Central High School, Brooksville, worked at T & T junk yard, and was a member of First Community Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother and father, Cecelia and Harvey of Brooksville; and a sister, Bobbie Ann of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville Chapel.

Alexandra "Eleanor" Kopinski, 86, of Brooksville, died Thursday, Oct. 4, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 30 years ago from Chicago. She was a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Eleanor Dettlaff and Helen Janiak, both of Oaklawn, Ill., and Mary Ann Misevich of Naperville, Ill.; a sister, Sandra Grabowski of Chicago; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville Chapel.

Kathryn Loretta Ward, 83, of Spring Hill, died Friday, Oct. 5, at Heartland of Brooksville.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and moved to this area 28 years ago from Lindenwold, N.J. She was a retired sales clerk and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include a brother, Joseph Ryan of Audubon, N.J.; a sister, Anita Leporati of Oak Valley, N.J.; two granddaughters; and a great-grandson.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Marguerite Tarbell, 82, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, Oct. 6, at Brooksville Healthcare Center, Brooksville.
She was a housewife and a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include three sons, Charles of Spring Hill, Scott of Longmont, Colo., and Kenneth of Winchester, Mass.; a daughter, Beverly of Cambridge, Mass.; three granddaughters; and two grandsons.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill Chapel.

Myrtle Elizabeth Henderson, 87, of Brooksville, died Sunday, Oct. 7, at Heartland of Brooksville.
She was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and moved to this area 51 years ago from Tampa. She was a retired Registered Nurse from St. JosephÕs Hospital, Tampa, and a member of First United Methodist Church, Brooksville.
Survivors include four granddaughters, Marion Chungo, Kim Richards, Barbara Omohundro and Lou Lee; a grandson, Mike; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

William M. Schmauder, 77, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, Oct. 7, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was a native of West Haven, Conn., and moved to this area 19 years ago. He was the former owner of Sawmill Package Store, West Haven, and a 20-year U.S. Navy career Chief Petty Officer and World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Letitia; a son, William R. of West Haven; a daughter, Linda S. Wells of West Haven; three granddaughters; a grandson; and three great-granddaughters.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Mariner Boulevard Chapel, Spring Hill. 

Florence Mary Hlopak, 76, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, Oct. 7, at Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center, Hudson.
She was a native of Philadelphia, Pa., and moved to this area a year ago from Oaklyn, N.J. She was a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her brother, Albert of Spring Hill; and a great-niece, Maureen Davis of Spring Hill.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Mariner Boulevard Chapel, Spring Hill. 

Willie Roe, 84, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, Oct. 6, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville.
He was born in Iuka, Ill., and moved to this area 22 years ago from Indianapolis, Ind. He was a tool and cutter grinder for Allison Division of General Motors for 29 years, a former volunteer fireman for 18 years in Manilla, Ind., and a member of the WCO Senior Citizens Club, Walker Township Conservation Club, Indiana, and First Baptist Church, Weeki Wachee.
Survivors include his wife, Doris L.; a daughter, Eileen Rutledge of Spring Hill; a sister, Erma Shephard of Rushville, Ind.; a niece, Thelma Brown of Spring Hill; a nephew, Joe Brown of Rush County, Ind.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Robert F. Roberts, 58, of Brooksville, died Sunday, Oct. 7, at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa.
He was a native of Rome, N.Y., and moved to this area five years ago from Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a member of American Legion Post 186, High Point, Brooksville.
Survivors include his mother, Mildred; a brother, Darrell of Land OÕLakes; a sister, Katherine Wilson of Spring Hill; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Cortez Boulevard Chapel, Brooksville.

Erick Kraese, 27, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, Oct. 6, at Tampa General Hospital.
He was born in Phoenixville, Pa., and moved to this area 14 years ago from Valley Forge, Pa. He worked as a technician for Foundation Technologies, Crystal River.
Survivors include his parents, Ronald and Natalie of Spring Hill; two brothers, Brandon of Miami and Nicholas of Spring Hill; maternal grandmother, Oksana Zimovec of Spring Hill; maternal grandfather, Guri Poletajev of Brooksville; paternal grandparents, Herbert and Elizabeth of Ocala; and maternal great-grandmother, Leonila Poletajev of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.

Delores A. Pickering, 64, of Brooksville, died Sunday, Oct. 7, at Kindred Hospital Central, Tampa.
She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and moved to this area 20 years ago from Port Richey. She was the owner and operator of a ceramic shop and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Catlett and Jan Chandler, both of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; two brothers, Jim Delaney of Birmingham, Ala., and Bill Delaney of Stevenson, Ala.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

B. Paul Taylor, 76, of Brooksville, died Monday, Oct. 8, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
He was born in Decatur, Ill., and moved to this area 27 years ago from Decatur. He was the owner of Taylor Airport Transportation and Removal Service Inc., a former employee of Turner Funeral Homes, former superintendent at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens, a member of the Masonic Lodge and attended Brooksville Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Jean; four daughters, Janet Martin and Paulette Amick, both of Decatur, Connie Major of Dunnellon and Toni Keithley of Deltona, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Phyllis Bales and Karen Matney, both of Terre Haute, Ind.; a brother, Reverend James of Danville, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces; and a nephew.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Jack F. Baldwin, 72, of Brooksville, died Monday, Oct. 8, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area seven years ago from Carpentersville, Ill. He was a retired mechanic, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of VFW Post 2298, Brooksville.
Survivors include a son, Stephen of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Sheryl Cohoon of Midland, Mich.; a brother, Robert of Spring Hill; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Esther Mary Blecke, 83, of Bushnell, died Sunday, Oct. 7, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She moved to this area 25 years ago from her native Addison, Ill. She was a retired cook at the Riverside Restaurant, Nobleton, and a member of the Nobleton Community Church and its Ladies Group.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Harris of Brooksville, Vera Ratcliff of Sullivan, Ind., Diane Boyd of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Sandra Rhodes of Bushnell; a brother, Roy Freier of Bushnell; a sister, Eleanor Mitchell of Owen, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Mary E. Henkle, 77, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Lewistown, Pa., and moved to this area 14 years ago from Atglen, Pa. She was a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Pamala Fox of Lewes, Del., Carol Barnshaw of Brazaria, 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.

Mason E. Acreman, 70, of Hudson, died Monday, Oct. 8, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Plant City, Fla., and moved to this area 60 years ago from Plant City. He was a retired citrus worker and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include four sons, Mason, Jr. of Hudson, Donald and Alfred, both of Shady Hills, and Richard of Aripeka; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill Chapel.

Therese Sue Birchler, 45, of Brooksville, died Monday, Oct. 8, at her sister-in-law's home in Spring Hill. 
She was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area two years ago from Indianapolis, Ind. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Frank; two sons, Jack Brody of Lafayette, Ind., and Jeremy Brody of Indianapolis; four brothers, Jeffery Brody of Indiana, Bill Brody of Naples, Michael Brody of Nashville, Ind., and Donald McCallister of Spencer, Ind.; two sisters, Bonnie Brody of Dayton, Ind., and Robin McCallister of Spencer; two nephews, Zachary Brody of Nashville and Parker of Spring Hill; and a great-nephew, Lars Brody of Dayton.
Arrangements by Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.

Theresa A. Manzo, 89, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She moved to this area 24 years ago from her native Chicago, Ill. She was a retired stock clerk for J.C. Penney Department Stores and attended St. Anthony Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son, Robert C. of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Cortez Boulevard Chapel, Brooksville.

Angel Baby Ennes, infant, died Friday, Oct. 5, at Tampa General Hospital.
Survivors include her mother, Robyn Ennes of Brooksville; a sister, Janessa Ennes of Brooksville, maternal grandparents, Janice Parker and Michael Choate, both of Brooksville; two aunts, Ashley Ennes and Amy Woodson, both of Brooksville; and a great-grandmother, Ruby Garrison of Hudson.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville Chapel.

Helen C. Nelson, 93, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Oak Hill Hospital. 
She was born in Wetmore, Pa., and moved to this area two years ago from Tampa. She was a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include three sons, John, Don, and Norman of Kane, Pa.; and two daughters, Rose Hauser of Tampa and Janet Ford of Brooksville; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Harold Joslin Campbell, 82, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, Oct. 6, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville.
He was born in Westmoreland, Jamaica, and moved to this area 16 years ago from England. He was a printer for the Kodak Corporation, London, England, and a member of Dayspring Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille May; four daughters, Lorna Solomon, Jackie Hughes and Judith, all of London, and Sonia Lyman of Oxfordshire, England; three brothers, all of Jamaica; six sisters, all of Jamaica; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Mary C. DiMarzo, 73, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, at her home.
She was born in Newburgh, N.Y., and moved to this area two years ago from Homestead, Fla. She was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Edward J.; a son, Dan E. of Brooksville; two daughters, Marilyn Fitch of Brooksville and Joanne Lyon of Homestead; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Joel A. Burgess, 99, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Tandam Health Care, Hudson.
He was born in Baltimore, Md., and moved to this area 22 years ago from Mercersburg, Pa. He was a retired engineer for the Federal Government, Washington, D.C. for 20 years, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Betty J.; two sons, Joel of Florida and Joel E. of Virginia; three daughters, Debra MacDonald and Kimberly, both of Maryland, and Joan Fereday of Virginia; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Mark Alan Landis, 41, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, Oct. 11, at his home.
He was born in San Diego, Calif., and moved to this area a year ago from Pasadena, Calif. He was a musician and a Christian by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou; a daughter, Rose Theresa of Spring Hill; his parents, William F. and Kathryn of Irvine, Calif.; two brothers, David and Michael; and a sister, Marie.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, U.S. 19 Chapel, Spring Hill.

Dorothy "Dee" Sands, 53, of Spring Hill, died Oct. 12, at her home under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Born in Waukegan, Ill., she moved to this area seven years ago from Zion, Ill. She was a childcare worker and was Church of God by faith. She is survived by her husband, Jonathon L.; two sons, Nathan of South Carolina and Anthony of Port Charlotte; a brother, John Hanlon of Hayward, Wisc.; two sisters, Patricia Madison and Peggy Murphy, both of Spring Hill; and six grandchildren, Brandon, A.J., Brooke, Tiffany and Karlee Sands, all of Port Charlotte and Kayla Sands of South Carolina. Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill. Adeline Julia Rightnour, 79, of Brooksville, died Thursday, Oct. 11, at Oak Hill Hospital. Born in Latrobe, Pa., she moved to this area 17 years ago from Sheffield, Pa. She was a retired medical secretary and owned and operated Rightnour General Store, Kelletiville, Pa. She was a member of the VFW Post No. 9236 Ladies Auxiliary and was a Christian by faith. She is survived by her husband, George E.; a son, John Milton of Sheffield, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Arrangements by Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.

Gerry Gallant, 76, of Brooksville, died Thursday, Oct. 11, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville.
He was born in Rumford, Maine, and moved to this area four years ago from New England. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge and the Elks, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, Thomas of Tilton, N.H., and James of Tampa; five daughters, Patricia Mitchell of Westminster, Mass., Denise Jailet of New Hampshire, Janice Greenwood of Gardener, Mass., and Collete Costa and Karen, both of Massachusetts; two brothers, Emile and Roland, both of Massachusetts; and nine grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill Chapel.

George D. Henszey, Sr., 66, of Spring Hill, died Friday, Oct. 12, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and moved to this area three years ago from Bechtelsville, Pa. He was a retired mechanic for Great American Knitting Mill, Bally, Pa., a member of Moose Lodge 521, Spring Hill, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Joan A.; three sons, George, Jr. of Bernville, Pa., Richard of Peoria, Ariz., and Patrick of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Elizabeth Fronheiser of Bally; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Mario 'Bob White' Bianco, 80, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, Oct. 13, at his home. 
He moved to this area 14 years ago from his native Rochester, N.Y. He was a retired fleet investigator for the Rochester New York City School District. He was a Pacific Theater of War U.S. Army veteran, having served five years as a military police officer, a member of the YMCA, 35-year member of the Hernando SportsmanÕs Club, and VFW Post 2691, Rochester, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene; two sons, James and Robert, both of Rochester; a daughter, Linda Tambe of Rochester; a brother, Carmen of Webster, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel.

Rudolf K. Berger, 96, of Brooksville, died Sunday, Oct. 14, at Heartland of Brooksville.
He was born in Germany and moved to this area five years ago from Pittsburgh, Pa. He was owner/operator of BergerÕs Bakery, Pittsburgh, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include a son, Rudolf of Brooksville; a daughter, Elsie Thomas of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Lillian M. Valerio, 78, of Spring Hill, died Monday, Oct. 15, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
She was born in Yatesville, Pittston, Pa., and moved to this area two years ago from Ambler, Pa. She was a secretary for the Plastica Company and a member of the New Jersey Club, Spring Hill, and St. MaryÕs Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Anthony C.; two stepdaughters, Deborah Voutsinas of Upper Darby, Pa., and Arlene Newlin of Wyncote, Pa.; a brother, Joseph Molinaro of Lansdale, Pa.; two sisters, Frances Ambrosia of Lansdale and Antoinette Granieri of New Smyrna Beach; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Bernard H. Wurfel, 77, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Brooksville Health Care Center, Hospice Center.
He was born in Detroit, Mich., and moved to this area 15 years ago from Rochester Hills, Mich. He was a retired automotive process engineer, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Michigan Club, Spring Hill, and a Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie; a son, Stephen of Austin, Texas; and a daughter, Lorna Jean Stemarie of Dearborn, Mich.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Albert J. Hatcher, 91, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, Oct. 14, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville.
He was born in Cedar Key, Fla., and moved to this area two years ago from Chiefland, Fla. He was the retired owner of a general store, Hudson, after 20 years.
Survivors include his daughter, Gerry Dougherty of Spring Hill; two brothers, Zeno and Lonzie, both of Chiefland; a sister, Eunice Christy of Bayonet Point; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Floyd W. Lewandowski, 76, of Brooksville, died Saturday, Oct. 13, at Evergreen Woods Health Care. 
He was born in New Lisbon, Wis., and moved to this area 21 years ago from Mauston, Wis. He was a retired farmer, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two sons, Floyd T. and John A., both of Brooksville; a daughter, Charlotte A. Pellegrini of Mauston; a sister, Virginia B. Bader of Mauston; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Catherine Jay Baker, 79, of Brooksville, died Monday, Oct. 15, at Brooksville Health Care. 
She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and moved to this area 24 years ago from Milwaukee. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church, Brooksville, and its choir, Sweet Adelines, Milwaukee, Garden Club of Brooksville, Kitchen Band of Clover Leaf Farms, and C and G Smoothies singing group.
Survivors include two sons, James L. Bruckbouer, Jr. of Madison, Wis., and Michael J. Bruckbouer of Brooksville; three daughters, Sharon L. Storlie of Augusta, Wis., Maureen Bartel of Oostburg, Wis., and Suzanne Wood of Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Frank J. Szymczak, 86, of Hudson, died Monday, Oct. 15, at his home. 
He was born in Poland and moved to this area 52 years ago from Germany. He worked for Schlegel Corporation, Rochester, N.Y., and was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Stefania; three daughters, Donna DeMeco of Spring Hill, Christine Fields of Garland, Texas, and Irene Szymczak Laird of Krum, Texas; a son, Victor of Spring Hill; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel.

Duncan M. Johnston, Jr., 76, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Monday, Oct. 15, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville.
He moved to this area 14 years ago from his native Syracuse, N.Y. He retired after 39 years as a tool and die maker for Pass & Seymour Manufacturing, was a retired World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and a member of American Legion Post 400.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; two daughters, Karen Shadduck of Clermont, Fla., and Kathleen Dobraski of Syracuse; five sisters, Paulette of Syracuse, Agnes Schaffer of Crofton, Md., Mary Jane Pope of Evergreen, Ala., Jean Newberry of Pensacola, and Patricia Sims of Brewerton, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Cortez Boulevard Chapel, Brooksville.


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