Miscellaneous Hernando County, Florida Obituaries - 1999

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Donald E. Cheesman
Donald E. Cheesman, 91, of Brooksville, died Saturday, Feb. 27, at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Gaston, Ind., he moved to this area five years ago from Bluffton, Ind. He was a health care owner and operator in Marion, Ind. and Bluffton. He was a member of the Kiwanis, The Gideons and Mail Carrier Association, all in Bluffton, and a member of Sonlight Wesleyan Church, Bluffton.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva; two daughters, Joan Phillippe of Indianapolis, Ind., and Joyce Greene of Clearwater; a stepson, Gene Stunkel of LaCosto, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Martha Mitchell of Spring Hill; a brother, Alva of Bluffton; a sister, Helen Bartlett of Albany, Ind.; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

Carmen V. Gagliardi
Carmen V. Gagliardi, 74, of Brooksville, died Friday, Feb. 26, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved to this area 11 years ago from Haverhill, Mass. He was an assembler for AT&T Telephone Co. in Haverhill and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Angelina; two sons, Vincent of Sandown, N.H., and Anthony of Haverhill; four daughters, Marie of Decatur, Ga., Rosellie Casey of Andover, Mass., Gloria Gosselin of Lake Ridge, Va., and Dorothy of Bradford, Mass.; two sisters, Gloria Lappe of the Bronx and Anna Calderone of Queens, N.Y. ; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by National Cremation & Burial Society, Brooksville.

John Ralph Emidio
John Ralph Emidio, 71, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, Feb. 27, at his home.
He was born in Bergenfield, N.J., and moved to this area 15 years ago from Oakland, N.J. He was a retired U.S. Postal Carrier in New Jersey and a member of VFW Post 10209, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his daughter, Martha of Spring Hill; and a brother, Ferdinand Miller.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Donald E. Cheesman
Donald E. Cheesman, 91, of Brooksville, died Saturday, Feb. 27, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Gaston, Ind., and moved to this area five years ago from Bluffton, Ind. He was a health care owner and operator in Marion, Ind. and Bluffton, and was a member of the Kiwanis, The Gideons and Mail Carrier Association, all in Bluffton, and Sonlight Wesleyan Church, Bluffton.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva; two daughters, Joan Phillippe of Indianapolis, Ind., and Joyce Greene of Clearwater; a stepson, Gene Stunkel of LaCosto, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Martha Mitchell of Spring Hill; a brother, Alva of Bluffton; a sister, Helen Bartlett of Albany, Ind.; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

William Hollis Pardee
William Hollis Pardee, 85, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 1, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Allegan, Mich. He was a minister and teacher and a member of Spring Hill Bible Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include a son, William of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Joyce Wyatt of Jenison, Mich.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

Florence G. "Jerry" Patterson
Florence G. "Jerry" Patterson, 78, of Brooksville, died Saturday, Feb. 27.
Born in McEwen, Tenn., she moved to this area 12 years ago from Hollywood. She was a member of Central Park Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Ottis of Spring Hill and Ronald Roy Sr. of Kissimmee; a daughter, Kathleen Tissot of West Palm Beach; a sister, Evelyn Briner of Lake Worth; seven grandchildren, Michelle, Melissa, Ottis III, Jullie, Ron Jr., Jennifer and Patrick; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Frederick L. Muller
Frederick L. Muller, 66, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, Feb. 28, at Bayonet Point Hospital.
Born in Bronx, N.Y., he moved to this area 15 years ago from Hampton Bays, N.Y. He was the owner/operator of an amusement park, a U.S. Army veteran and a Protestant by faith.
He is survived by four sons, Ray Cioppa of Pinellas Park, Michael Pastore of Spring Hill, and Thomas J. and Joseph Pastore, both of Hampton Bays, N.Y.; two daughters, Sharon Milby and Doreen Lager, both of Hampton Bays, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Anita F. Perry
Anita F. Perry, 80, of Cloverleaf Farms in Brooksville, died Sunday, Feb. 28, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
Born in Chicago, Ill., she moved to this area 20 years ago from Houston, Texas. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; two sons, Thomas of Tampa and Donald of Waynesville, N.C.; a daughter, Patricia Ann Hayes of St. Petersburg; a sister, Betty Dooley of Madison, Wisc.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by the National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Robert Lee Hoffman
Robert Lee Hoffman, 73, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, Feb. 28, at Brooksville Health Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he moved to this area eight months ago from Marysville, Ohio. He was a retired tool and dye maker for Dryco in Plain City, Ohio. 
He is survived by two sons, Michael of Mt. Sterling, Ohio and Richard of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Barbara Hudson of Marengo, Ohio; a brother, Larry of Illinois; three sisters, Evelyn Sniff of Spring Hill, Molly Weaver of Saint Clair Shores, Mich. and Janice Scott of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by the National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Nelia V. Pope
Nelia V. Pope, 94, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 1, in Brooksville.
Born in Phoenix City, Ala., she moved to this area 10 years ago from Tampa. She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.
She is survived by a niece, Lessie Schwavonski of Brooksville; and three grand-nieces.
Arrangements by the National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Mable A. Baker
Mable A. Baker, 72, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 1, at her home.
Born in Trosper, Ky., she moved to this area 20 years ago from Dayton, Ohio. She was a retired assembly worker, a member of the Spring Hill Christian Women's Club and Spring Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Rudolph; two sons, Gerald of Naples and Rudolph Jr. of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; two brothers, George Alford of Artemus, Ky. and Cearl Alford of Summerfield; a sister, Saraellen "Nina" Blair of Springfield, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Oswald W. Eisele
Oswald W. Eisele, 80, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 1, at Eastbrooke Health Care Center. Born in Palmerton, Pa., he moved to this area 30 years ago from New Smithsfield, Pa. He was a retired maintenance worker for Cedarcrest Girl's College, Allentown, Pa. and a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Brooksville.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene; a son, Keith of Penn State, Pa.; a sister, Jane Schneck of Greenwood, Ind. and a sister-in-law, Joan Eisele of Allentown, Pa.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

Frank A. Grimaldi
Frank A. Grimaldi, 80, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 1, at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa.
Born in Boston, Mass., he moved to this area 12 years ago from Commack, Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired chief custodian for the Commack Public School System; a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church; a life member of VFW Post #10209, Spring Hill; and a World War II veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Maria; four sons, Louis of East Northport, N.Y., Enrico of Brooksville, Anthony of Ridge, N.Y., Frank of Chicopee, Mass.; a daughter, Annamaria Gianneto of Brooksville; three brothers, Jerry of Italy and Rudolph and Joseph, both of Manhattan, N.Y.; a sister, Lucy Klem of Spring Hill; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.

Ernest J. Peterson
Ernest J. Peterson, 82, of Brookridge in Brooksville, died Tuesday, March 2, at Heartland of Brooksville. Born in Chicago, Ill., he moved to this area 20 years ago from Oak Forest, Ill. He was a retired assistant superintendent in the steel mill industry and a U.S. Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Edna; two sons, Richard of St. Joseph, Mich. and Jack of Spring Hill; two daughters, Ethelyn of Michigan City, Ind. and Taralyn Munsell of Brooksville; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Verla E. O'Neal
Verla E. O'Neal, 76, of Brooksville, died Saturday, Feb. 27, at Brooksville Health Care Center.
She was born in Nickerson, Kan., and she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Carl of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

Adam Dudkiewicz
Adam Dudkiewicz, 75, of Spring Hill, died Sat., Feb. 27, in Tampa.
He was born in Szczecno, co. Kielce, Poland and moved to this area a year ago from Tampa. He retired from DeLaval Turbine Company, was a businessman who founded and operated Center Travel Agency in Trenton, N.J., and a World War II sergeant at the Polish Corps in Wloszech.
Survivors include his wife, Valentina; two sons, George C. and Adam, Jr.; two daughters, Wanda Forstshoffer and Lili Clayman; two sisters; a brother; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Tomaszewski Funeral Home.

Viola G. Stage
Viola G. Stage, 75, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, March 2, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to this area 19 years ago from Haskell, N.J. She was a homemaker, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include a son, William of Ashboro, N.C.; three daughters, Laraine Eben and Sandra Gebo, both of Franklin, N.J., and Nancy Hearn of Brooksville; two sisters, Julie Chekey and Irene Pries, both of Ohio; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Dorothy M. Best
Dorothy M. Best, 79, of Nobleton, died Tuesday, March 2, at Heartland of Brooksville.
She was born in Crabtree, N.C., and moved to this area seven years ago from Haywood County, N.C. She was a retired model shoemaker in the shoe manufacturing industry and a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include her son, Jimmy of Nobleton; a brother, Walter R. McCracken of Morristown, Tenn.; a sister, Georgie Ferguson of Siler City, N.C.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

Ernest "Ernie" J. Peterson
Ernest "Ernie" J. Peterson, 81, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Tuesday, March 2, at Heartland of Brooksville.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 20 years ago from Oak Forest, Ill. He was a retired assistant superintendent of the Interlake Steel coke plant in Chicago and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Edna; two sons, Richard of St. Joseph, Mich., and Jack of Spring Hill; two daughters, Ethelyn of Michigan City, Ind., and Taralyn Munsell of Brooksville; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Sandor Koos
Sandor Koos, 54, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 3, at his home.
He was born in Budapest, Hungary, and moved to this area six years ago from Taylor, Mich. He was a retired auto body repairman and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Marianna; four brothers, Zolton, Lazlo, George and Andray, all of Budapest; and two sisters, Kathy and Irene, both of Budapest.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

John Anthony Pospiech
John Anthony Pospiech, 56, of Spring Hill, died Thursday, March 4, at his home.
He was born in Berwick, Pa., and moved to this area 20 years ago from Berwick. He was retired from a self-employed stucco and stone business, and a member of Knights of Columbus Concial 6383, VFW Post 10209, and St. Theresa Catholic Church, all of Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Antoinette; a son, Jason of Homosassa; and two daughters, Mikele of Tampa and Marisa of Hernando Beach.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Loren Emerson "Em" Mohr
Loren Emerson "Em" Mohr, 83, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Wednesday, March 3, at a Hospice House.
He was a native of Fulton County, Ohio, and moved to this area 18 years ago from Delta, Ohio. He was a retired estimator for Markey Bronze, Past Master of Masonic Lodge, Ohio, Red Cross instructor, Ohio, Volunteer Fireman, Ohio, and a member of the Brooksville Elks 2582, Brookridge Country Club, the 9th Hole League, and Mariner United Methodist Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille; a daughter, Karen Grieser of Archbold, Ohio; a brother, Marvin of Pemperville, Ohio; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

John I. Beach
John I. Beach, 69, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, March 3, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Orlando and moved to this area four years ago from Orlando. He was a retired lieutenant of the Florida Department of Corrections, Orlando, a Korean War U.S. Navy veteran, a member of Hernando Blue Lodge 97, 30 Degree Mason Scottish Rite, Tampa, and Egypt Temple Shrine Club, Tampa, and a life member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 96, Orlando, and Orlando Amateur Radio Club.
Survivors include his wife, Alice B.; a son, U.S. Navy Lt. Commander John A. of Naples, Italy; two daughters, Lisa Ann Hart of Apopka and Dorothy April Lochhead of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Kathryn Lemoin Breeden of Satsuma and Lois Lorraine Howard of Orlando; a stepbrother, Sammy Joe Coward of Bunnell; four grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

Gerald A. Snyder
Gerald A. Snyder, 83, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, March 3, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Findlay, Ohio, and moved to this area 12 years ago from Coplay, Ohio. He was a foreman in the boiler manufacturing industry and a Christian by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Johnson of Spring Hill and John Johnson; a brother, Delbert L. of Tennessee; two sisters, Mildred Alspach and Treva Parke, both of Findlay; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Roger A. Casey
Roger A. Casey, 59, of Brooksville, died Thursday at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
Born in Greenville, Mich., he moved to this area three years ago from Brandon. He was the owner of Casey Graphics; a U.S. Army National Guard veteran in Fremont, Ohio; owner of a health product store; a Sunday school teacher; an advocate for the homeless; the driver for a bus ministry program; a hunter; scuba diver and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Hyers; two sons, Mark of Dover and Shawn P. of Tampa; a daughter, Riely of Brooksville; three grandsons, Ryan, Patrick and Cole, all of Dover; and his in-laws, Billy E. and Bonita Hyers of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Esther Lucille Casey.
Arrangements by Coleman & Ferguson Company, Dade City. [Published March 7, 1999]

Eleanora E. Overkleeft
Eleanora E. Overkleeft, 76, of Brooksville, died Friday at Oak Hill Hospital.
Born in Chicago, she moved to this area 14 years ago from there.
She was a factory line worker for Motorola, a member of the Moose Lodge in Chicago and a Lutheran by faith.
She is survived by her husband, John E. Overkleeft, of Brooksville; two sons, Art Weisner and Ronald Ward, both of Chicago; two brothers, Richard Klaus of Lombard, Ill., and Art Klaus of Chicago; a sister, Eve Bencur of Hammond, Ind.; and one grandchild.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.  [Published March 7, 1999]

Carlos E. Troncoso
Carlos E. Troncoso, 29, of Bayport, died Thursday at Oak Hill Hospital.
Born in Mahizales, Colombia, he moved to this area two years ago from New York. He was a tile and marble cutter and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two stepdaughters, Brittney and Taylor Currie; his parents, Gohzalo and Elvira Troncoso of Colombia; and a brother, Miguel of Miami.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Brooksville. [Published March 7, 1999]

Clover Lorraine Ballard
Clover Lorraine Ballard, 80, of Brooksville died, Friday, March 5, at her residence.
She was a native of Ft. Atkinson, Wis., and a resident of this area for 23 years after arriving from Dauphin, Pa. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mariner United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her fiance, Verne Hunter of Brooksville; two sons, Robert G. and Scott J., both of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Crystal Garry of San Jose, Calif., and Beverly Ives of Philadelphia; and a grandson.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel of Brooksville.

Marie M. Mathews
Marie M. Mathews, 84, of Spring Hill, died Friday at Oak Hill Hospital.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved to this area three years ago from North Merrick, N.Y. She was a manicurist and a Methodist by faith.
She is survived by two sons, John L. of Coram, and Fred of Spring Hill; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes Inc., Seven Hills Chapel. [Published March 8, 1999]

Irene Amelia Melfi
Irene Amelia Melfi, 96, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 6, at Brooksville Health Care Center.
She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and moved to this area 46 years ago from Columbus , Ohio. She was a homemaker, a member of Ziegfield Girls of Boca Raton and Masonic Perternaty of Pompano Beach, and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include her son, Robert; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Roberta Z. Zahn
Roberta Z. Zahn, 85, of Brooksville, died Saturday, March 6, at Lakeport Nursing Center. 
She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and moved to this area 22 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church of Brooksville.
Survivors include three sons, Albert S. Hoyer of Steelville, Mo., Thomas L. Hoyer of Florida and Daniel L. Hoyer, of Dayton; a daughter, Gloria Fish of Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, Bob Potter of Dayton; a sister, Betty Riffel of Greenville, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Michael Conlon
Michael Conlon, 93, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 7, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was a native of Offaly, Ireland, and moved to this area 25 years ago from Floral Park, Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired storeman for the telephone company, a former member of the High Point Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, Telephone Pioneers and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Kay; a son, Michael of Port Charlotte; a daughter, Janet Ferrell of Coram, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.

Jean Elizabeth Thomas
Jean Elizabeth Thomas, 82, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 7, at her home.
She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and moved to this area 17 years ago from Milwaukee. She was a retired social worker for the Milwaukee Welfare Department and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include a son, Grant of Brookfield, Wis.; a daughter, Linda Lee Ceballos of Spring Hill; a sister, Audette Engelhardt of Spring Hill; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Daniel J. Conway
Daniel J. Conway, 78, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 8, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Flint, Mich., and moved to this area 22 years ago from Owosso, Mich. He was a retired supervisor with Consumers Power of Jackson, Mich., a World War II Marine Corp. veteran, a member of VFW Post 10209 of Spring Hill, DAV Cada Hadden Post 67 of Brooksville, the 2nd Marine Division of Camp LeJeune, N.C., and attended Brooksville Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Phylis; two sons, Daniel of Gainesville and Michael of Lutz; a brother, Richard of Clearwater; two sisters, Margaret Coffin of Largo and Geneva Long of Clio, Mich.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Ruth Hughes Carroll
Ruth Hughes Carroll, 84, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 6, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Hartford, Vt., and moved to this area 20 years ago from Rockville, Conn. She was a receiving clerk for Prat Whitney Aircraft and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Schultz of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Philip of Inverness and Edward of Valrico; a sister, Martha Worrick of Hingham, Mass.; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Stella Wacelitz
Stella Wacelitz, 80, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 7, in Spring Hill.
She was born in Springfield, Mass., and moved to this area 16 years ago from Chicopee, Mass. She was a hairdresser and a member of the Spring Hill Golf Club, American Legion Post 275, Chicopee, and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include her husband, Peter, Jr.; a son, Peter III of Tampa; a daughter, Stella Vegliante of Tampa; a brother, Joseph Homicki of Port Charlotte; three sisters, Agatha Sarat of Agawam, Mass., Mary Stachowicz of Northport and Victoria Smist of Springfield, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Elsie M. Beiersdorfer-Kilday
Elsie M. Beiersdorfer-Kilday, 92, of Brooksville, died Sunday, March 7, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She was born in Perkasie, Pa., and moved to this area 75 years ago from Pennsylvania. She was a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Beiersdorfer of Brooksville and James Beiersdorfer of Belle Glade; three daughters, Doris DeWalt of Mobile, Ala., Joan Kuka of Brooksville and Juanita Martello of Tampa; a brother, Orion Tomkinson of Pensacola; a sister, Virginia Hodges of Westminster, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Rudolph E. Jonke, Jr. 
Rudolph E. Jonke, Jr. , 73, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 7, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was a native of West New York, N.J., and moved to this area five years ago from Syracuse, N.Y. He was a retired packing manager for Anheuser-Busch Brewery and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Anne.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Mollie Wood
Mollie Wood, 75, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 7, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Armley Leeds, Yorkshire, England, and moved to this area nine years ago from Lees Summit, Mo. She was a retired lab tech, a member of Unity Church, Village, Mo., and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Roy; three daughters, Irene M. Spaulding of Laconia, N.H., Jean M. of Greensboro, N.C., and Carol J. Hanks of Spring Hill; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Peter Meadows
Peter Meadows, 71, of Masaryktown, died Sunday, March 7, at home.
He was born in West Virginia and moved to this area 37 years ago from Clewiston. He was a carpenter, an Army veteran and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include two daughters, June Weber of Brooksville and Faye Bannon of Brandon; a son, Steve of Brooksville; two sisters, Nellie of Istachatta and Ann of Inverness; a brother, John of Brooksville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Normand A. Maynard
Normand A. Maynard, 33, of Brooksville, died Monday, March 8, at Tampa General Hospital.
He was born in Nashua, N.H., and moved to this area 11 years ago from Nashua. He was a self-employed concessionaire, a member of the International Independent Showman's Association and attended St. Anthony Catholic Church, Brooksville.
Survivors include his wife, Judy L.; his father and mother, Albert S. and Rachel of Brooksville; a daughter, Michaela of Brooksville; paternal grandparents, Roger and Bernadette of Nashua; and a sister, Cecile Prescott of Apopka.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

Geraldine F. Herrington
Geraldine F. Herrington, 94, of Brooksville Wesleyan Village, died Monday, March 8, at home.
She was born in Wellsboro, Pa., and moved to this area 20 years ago from Elmira, N.Y. She was a telephone operator for Bendix Corp., a church organist in Elmira and Horseheads Wesleyan Church, and a member of Brooksville Wesleyan Church.
She is survived by her niece, Norma Babcock of Horseheads, N.Y.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

Marie T. Slajchert
Marie T. Slajchert, 88, of High Point, Brooksville, died Monday, March 8, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was a native of Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 23 years ago from Berwyn, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fires Ladies Auxiliary and St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Survivors include three sons, Lawrence of Caldwell, N.J., Richard of High Point and Michael of Chicago; a daughter, Mary Ann of Rochelle, Ill.; a brother, Charles Knetl of High Point; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Richard "Dick" E. Savage
Richard "Dick" E. Savage, 74, of Ridge Manor, died Monday, March 8.
He was born in Battle Creek, Mich., and moved to this area 14 years ago from Pleasanton, Calif.
He was a plant manager for Kelloggs Cereal Company, a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of the VFW and the Elks Club, both in Battle Creek.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Ann; three sons, David and Daniel, both of Battle Creek, and Thomas of Bellevue, Mich.; two daughters, Deana Powell and Denise Brodock, both of Battle Creek; a stepson, David Shakespeare of Potterville, Mich.; a brother, Robert of Athens, Mich.; a sister, Donna Rock of Battle Creek; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

Josephine Mazza
Josephine Mazza, 86, of Spring Hill, died Monday, March 8, at Brooksville Nursing Manor.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area two years ago from North Babylon, N.Y. She was a seamstress and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Angelo of East Moriches, Long Island, N.Y., and Alfonso of Spring Hill; a daughter, Mary Ann Casta of Spring Hill; three sisters, Rose Benanti of Dix Hills, N.Y., Vera Silvester of Port Richey and Viola Sottile of Reddington Beach; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.


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