Miscellaneous Lake County, Florida Obituaries - 1998

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Leesburg
PAULINE MOSS, 44 
... assistant director of the Growing Tree school 
MRS. MOSS, Newell Hill Road, Leesburg, died Friday, June 19. She was a former assistant director of the Growing Tree school in Leesburg. Born in Detroit, she moved to Central Florida in 1978. She was a member of Gospel Tabernacle in Leesburg. Survivors: mother, Ruby Blocker, Orange City; son, Scott, Leesburg; brother, Tim Hautamaki, West Palm Beach. Carey Hand Garden Chapel Home for Funerals, Orlando. 

VIRGINIA N. MEAS, 40 ... homemaker 
MRS. MEAS, Huggins Street, Leesburg, died Thursday, June 18. She was a homemaker. Born in Puerto Rico, she moved to Central Florida in 1975. She was Protestant. Survivors: husband, Ted; brothers, Ruben Negron, Jose Negron, Ramon Negron, Luis Negron, Heriberto Negron, all of Apopka, Angel Negron, Andrea Negron Jr., both of Puerto Rico; sisters, Nellie Negron, Miami, Blanca N. Vega, Adelina Negron, both of Apopka; stepsister, Delia Negron, Apopka. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka. 

MARY M. COLE, 88 ... retired retail clerk 
MRS. COLE, 4218 Leafway Circle, Leesburg, died Sunday, June 21. She was a retired retail clerk. Born in Rayne, La., she moved to Central Florida in 1996. She was a member of Morrison United methodist Church in Leesburg. Survivors: son, Felix, La Place, La.; daughters, Lucy C. Hine, Leesburg, Julia Tupper, Stoneville, Miss.; two brothers, three sisters, seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Page-Theus Blanchard Funeral Home, Leesburg. 

Lady Lake 
FRANK BALAZS, 78 ... retired machinist 
MR. BALAZS, 1825 W. Schwartz Blvd., Lady Lake, died Saturday, June 20. Mr. Balazs was a retired machinist with a crane manufacturing company. Born in Lynch, Ky., he moved to Central Florida in 1987. He was a member of American Legion Post 347, American-Hungarian Club and American-Italian Club. He was a Marine veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Marie. Beyers Funeral Home Inc., Lady Lake. 

HELEN R. BAUER, 87 ... retired bank secretary 
MRS. BAUER, 807 Miranda Way, Lady Lake, died Saturday, June 20. She was a retired bank secretary. Born in New York City, she moved to Central Florida in 1995. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. She was a member of German-American Club. Survivors: daughter, Elaine Vavra, Lady Lake; sister, Elsie Martin, Vancouver, Wash.; one grandson; six great-grandchildren. Beyers Funeral Home Inc., Lady Lake. 

Astor 
LOIS H. POLLEY, 71 ... retired nurse 
MRS. POLLEY, 55744 Airport Road, Astor, died Saturday, June 20. She was a retired nurse. Born in Hardwick, Vt., she moved to Central Florida in 1980. She was Protestant. Survivors: husband, Eugene G.; sisters, Shirley O'Brian, Birmingham, Mich., Clara Pelletier, Sarasota, Lear Toung, Portland, Maine. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. 

Umatilla 
WALTER L. RICE, 71 ... real estate investor 
MR. RICE, 40828 W. Sixth Ave., Umatilla, died Sunday, June 21. He was a real estate investor with Western-Southern Life Insurance Co. Born in Asheville, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1988. He was Protestant. He was a member of Pine Meadows Country Club. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: daughters, Merilyn K. Edwards, Cincinnati, Kathy Pulkownik, New Canaan, Conn.; sister, Anne Tanner, Asheville. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. 

Mims 
EUGENE B. ``GENO'' WHITE, 71 ... employee for Brevard County Sheriff's Office 
MR. WHITE, Jasmine Place, Mims, died Sunday, June 21. Mr. White was an employee for Brevard County Sheriff's Office. Born in Lindale, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1956. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Aurantia. He was a member of Gateway Masonic Lodge 384. Survivors: wife, Willene; son, Richard, Titusville; daughters, Debra Martin, St. Cloud, Teresa F. Balcom, Mineola, N.Y.; brother, Richard E., Jacksonville; sister, Roberta Murphy, Jacksonville; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. 

Clermont
JAMES FRANCIS O'LEARY, 78 ... retired Army technical sergeant 
MR. O'LEARY, 14827 Spruce Pine Lane, Clermont, died Monday, June 22. He was a retired Army technical sergeant and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Born in Somerville, Mass., he moved to Central Florida in 1997. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Clermont. Survivors: wife, Erika; sons, Jason, Clermont, James Patrick, Maitland; daughters, Sylvia Frye, Clermont, Maureen Masier, Jacksonville, Kathleen Caron, Aurora, Ill.; one grandchild. Kurfiss Funeral Chapel, Clermont. 

Lady Lake 
AUBREY PRICE ZERKLE, 79 ... retired Air Force master sergeant 
MR. ZERKLE, 906 Weeping Willow, Lady Lake, died Monday, June 22. He was an Air Force retired master sergeant and a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Born in Taplin, W.Va., he moved to Central Florida in 1980. He was Methodist. He was a member of the Leesburg Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors: wife, Florence; daughter, Tommie P. Merricks, Sidney, Ohio; brothers, Denver Lee, Los Angeles, William A., Chicago; four grandchildren. Beyers Funeral Home, Lady Lake. 

Leesburg 
GRACE ``YUSA'' HOLTEN, 80 ... accountant 
MRS. HOLTEN, 28944 Hubbard St., Leesburg, died Monday, June 22. She was an accountant. Born in London, she moved to Central Florida in 1987. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Survivors: husband, Harold; daughter, Hilary Schultz, Alexandria, Va.; son, Nigel, Brooksville; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg. 

LEVOY JACKSON JOYCE JR., 55 ... installer 
MR. JOYCE, 32122 Kinne Pearce Road, Leesburg, died Monday, June 22. He was an installer for General Telephone Co. Born in Nashville, Ga., he moved to Leesburg from Clearwater in 1985. He was Methodist. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors: wife, Carole ``Carrie'' S.; son, Jason A., Leesburg; daughters, Stacy Lynn, Deborah Ann, both of Winder, Ga. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg. 

FLORENCE B. O'BRIEN, 88 
... executive secretary 
MRS. O'BRIEN, 135 Dogwood Trail, Leesburg, died Sunday, June 21. She was an executive secretary for Lilco. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she moved to Central Florida in 1974. She was a member and past treasurer of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Leesburg. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and a past board member for Hawthorne at Leesburg mobile home retirement community. Survivors: daughter, Catherine Kutner, East Quogue, N.Y.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Beyers Fuenral Home, Leesburg. 

THOMAS ORR JR., 80 ... manager 
MR. ORR, 267 Palai Ave., Molokai Mobile Community, Leesburg, died Saturday, June 20. He was a manager for Hatheway & Steane Co. Born in Windsor, Conn., he moved to Central Florida in 1984. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Tavares. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shriners. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Shirley C.; son, Thomas Jeffrey, Bennington, Vt.; daughters, Linda Shirley, Litchfield, Conn., Susanne Lorraine, Suffield, Conn.; three stepchildren; sister, Arlene Peeler, Windsor Locks, Conn., Jeannette Reynolds, Sebastian, Hazel Senter, Suffield; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Harden-Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. 

Mount Dora 
DAVID FRANCIS RYAN, 50 ... salesman and marketer 
MR. RYAN, Sun Country Court, Mount Dora, died Tuesday, June 16. He was a salesman and marketer. Born in Bremerhaven, Germany, he moved to Central Florida in 1963. He was Catholic. Survivors: wife, Londa, Mount Dora; parents, Charles and Jean, Apopka; sons, David E., Richard A., both of Apopka; daughter, Kelly M. Park, Orlando; sisters, Maureen Williams, Sanford, Susan Preston, Apopka, Kathy Jones, Altamonte Springs; stepsons, Keith Mahoney, Royce Mahoney, both of Mount Dora; four grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Apopka Chapel, Apopka. 

Orlando 
WALTER JOSEPH MICHAELS, 87 
... supervisor 
MR. MICHAELS, Gamble Drive, Orlando, died Sunday, June 21. He was a supervisor for Martin Marietta. Born in Baltimore, he moved to Central Florida in 1959. He was Catholic. He was a member of the Retired Association of Martin Marietta. Survivors: daughter, Mary Shrivalle, Clermont; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Orlando. 

Satellite Beach
LUCILLE A. WILLIS, 68 ... employed by Flamingo Printing Inc. 
MRS. WILLIS, Flamingo Drive, Satellite Beach, died Monday, June 22. She was employed by Flamingo Printing Inc., Melbourne. Born in Groveland, she was a lifelong resident of Central Florida. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Satellite Beach. Survivors: husband, Herbert D.; son, Kenny, Palm Bay; daughters, Linda Adams, Clermont, Mary Sarge, Melbourne; sister, Celeste Stuckey, Groveland; three grandchildren. Davis Funeral Home, Melbourne. 

Sorrento 
ALICE M. BERISFORD, 61 ... nurse 
MRS. BERISFORD, 27 Columbia St., Sorrento, died Sunday, June 21. She was a nurse. Born in St. Albans, W.Va., she moved to Central Florida in 1960. She was a member of Jayceettes of Apopka. Survivors: daughters, Cathy Wrisner, Apopka, Patricia Howard, Carolyn Hill, both of Sorrento; sisters, Alma Lovejoy, Fort Pierce, Delores Coulter, Allie Carpenter, Ravens-wood, W. Va.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, Mount Dora. 

Summerfield 
GLADYS M. GALL, 79 
... retired business administrator 
MRS. GALL, 17827 S.E. 97th Ave., Spruce Creek, Summerfield, died Friday, June 19. She was a retired business administrator for a medical research company. Born in Johnstown, Pa., she moved to Summerfield from Titusville in 1993. She was Methodist. Survivors: son, Terry L., Memphis, Tenn.; daughter, Mona Zaplin, Lake Worth; three grandchildren. Beyers Funeral Home, Lady Lake. 

Sumterville 
EDITH HENSLEY, 75 ... homemaker 
MRS. HENSLEY, 610 County Road 471, Sumterville, died Saturday, June 20. She was a homemaker. Born in Analee, Ky., she moved to Sumter County at an early age. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sumterville. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and the Lake Panasoffkee Moose Lodge. Survivors: son, Bige III, Lake Placid; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Banks-Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood.

Tavares 
JAMES A. KANE, 76 ... construction contractor 
MR. KANE, 1203 Apache Circle, Tavares, died Sunday, June 21. He was a construction contractor. Born in New Brunswick, N.J., he moved to Central Florida in 1994. He was Protesant. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors: sons, James R., Westfield, N.J., Kevin V., Redondo Beach, Calif., Keith R., Tavares; daughter, Candice K. Fitzpatrick, Eustis; two grandchildren. Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustus. 

PHILIP LOOMIS, 75 ... employed by General Electric 
MR. LOOMIS, Beauclaire Drive, Tavares, died Monday, June 22. He was employed by General Electric. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., he moved to Central Florida in 1987. He was a member of the Lake County Chess Club. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Jean; son, Philip M., Fredonia, N.Y.; daughter, Wendy, San Francisco; sisters, Keta Lord, Bull Shoals, Ark., Oleta Crandall, Bradenton, Alice Wannenwetsch, Milford, Ohio, Marlene Robbins, Westfield, N.Y.; two grandchildren. Volusia County Cremation Society, Daytona Beach. 

Umatilla 
JOHN T. BUCKLEY, 54 ... sales manager 
MR. BUCKLEY, Thomas Boat Landing Road, Umatilla, died Monday, June 22. He was a sales manager for All-in-One Supply Inc. Born in Hammond, Ind., he moved to Umatilla from Orlando in 1985. He was Protestant. Survivors: wife, Betty A.; sons, Timothy Paul, Cape Canaveral, Joshusa Benjamin, Umatilla; daughter, Candace Ellen, Athens, Ala.; mother, Virginia Sessions, Indiana; one brother; one sister; four grandchildren. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. 

Apopka
FREDA MAE TURNER, 66 
... homemaker 
MRS. TURNER, 5275 Mount Plymouth Road, Apopka, died Monday, June 22. She was a homemaker. Born in Mercer County, W.Va., she moved to Central Florida in 1959. She was Baptist. She was a member of Good Samaritan Club. Survivors: husband, Donald; sons, David C., Blue Ridge, Ga., George R., Eustis; daughters, Charlotte G. Simmerman, Sorrento, Carolyn K. Montz, Eustis; brother, Guy Bowling, Bastian, Va.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Loomis Funeral Home, Apopka. 

Eustis 
EMILY BOX, 83 
... industrial nurse 
MRS. BOX, 106 Mockingbird Lane, Eustis, died Friday, June 19, from a heart attack. She was a retired industrial nurse for Corning Glass of Corning, N.Y. Born in Caton, N.Y., she moved to Central Florida in 1977. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church, Leesburg. She was a member of the Amaranth Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors: son, Thomas, Corning; daughters, Nancy Lee King, King Ferry, N.Y., Audrey Jean Sciorra, Roswell, Ga.; brothers, Alfred Davies, Leesburg, Richard Davies, Altoona, Raymond Davies, Pennsylvania; sister, Dorothy Slater, Torrance, Calif.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis. 

ADDIE J. CLARK, 85 
... registered nurse 
MRS. CLARK, 301 S. Bay St., Eustis, died Saturday, June 20. She was a registered nurse. Born in Illinois, she moved to Central Florida in 1972. She was a member of First Methodist Church of Tavares. Survivors: sister, Helen V. Carter, Asheville, N.C.; nephew, Edwin Carter Breeze, Conway, S.C. Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis. 

INELL NEWBOLD, 68 
... homemaker 
MRS. NEWBOLD, 317 Pinkney St., Eustis, died Friday, June 19. She was a homemaker. Born in Sneads, she moved to Central Florida in 1941. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Eustis. Survivors: daughter, Gloria Johnson, Orlando; son, Curtis McCuller, Plymouth; sisters, Ida M. Mobley, Lake Panasoffkee, Maggie Hadley, Bushnell; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka. 

Lake Panasoffkee 
ROY DONALD COLN, 68 
... truck driver 
MR. COLN, 2893 County Road 426A, Lake Panasoffkee, died Monday, June 22. He was a truck driver for a fruit company. Born in Chicago, he moved to Central Florida in 1980. He was Protestant. Survivors: wife, Cornelia; sons, Donald E., Sumterville, Paul, Holiday, David, Elfers; daughter, Barbara Ann Mace, Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Arkansas; four grandchildren. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont. 

Mount Plymouth 
THELMA ANN HARRINGTON, 69 
... store clerk 
MRS. HARRINGTON, 31418 Prestwick Ave., Mount Plymouth, died Monday, June 22. She was a store clerk for White Rose Crafts and Nursery, Eustis. Born in Quincy, Mass., she moved to Central Florida in 1986. She was a member of First Church of Weymouth, Mass. Survivors: sons, John E., Halifax, Mass., Scott A., Pompano Beach; daughter, Gail A. Evirs, Lakeville, Mass.; stepdaughter, Sally J. Moran, Sutton, Mass.; brothers, Richard Smith, Plymouth, Mass., Donald Smith, Rockland, Mass.; sisters, Barbara Smith, Astatula, Ruth Caldwell, Rockland; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson. Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, Mount Dora. 

Ocoee 
JOSEPH MORSE, infant 
JOSEPH MORSE, Grey Wall Street, Ocoee, died Friday, June 19. He was born in Orlando. Survivors: parents, Eric and Kimberly; sister, Nicole, Ocoee; maternal grandparents, Dorretta and Russell Walls, Winter Garden; paternal grandparents, Janet and William, Tavares. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden. 

Orlando 
HELEN L. WHITE, 84 
... homemaker 
MRS. WHITE, Kingfisher Drive, Orlando, died Sunday, June 21. She was a homemaker. Born in Chicago, she moved to Central Florida in 1955. She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God. She was a member of the American Heart Association and Youth for Christ International. Survivors: daughter, Beverly Mays, Orlando; sons, Jay Jr., Orlando, Philip, Clermont; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando. 

Satellite Beach 
LUCILLE A. WILLIS, 68 
... co-owner of Flamingo Printing Inc. 
MRS. WILLIS, Flamingo Drive, Satellite Beach, died Monday, June 22. She was a co-owner of Flamingo Printing Inc., Melbourne. Born in Groveland, she moved to Brevard County in 1967. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Satellite Beach. She was active with various charitable organizations, including the Florida Eye Bank, the Alzheimer's Association and the Women's Center. Survivors: husband, Herbert D.; son, Kenny, Palm Bay; daughters, Linda Adams, Clermont, Mary Sarge, Melbourne; sister, Celeste Stuckey, Groveland; three grandchildren. Davis Funeral Home, Melbourne.

Eustis
EMILY BOX, 83 
... industrial nurse 
MRS. BOX, 106 Mockingbird Lane, Eustis, died Friday, June 19, of a heart attack. She was a retired industrial nurse for Corning Glass of Corning, N.Y. Born in Caton, N.Y., she moved to Central Florida in 1977. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church, Leesburg. She was a member of Amaranth Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors: son, Thomas, Corning; daughters, Nancy Lee King, King Ferry, N.Y., Audrey Jean Sciorra, Roswell, Ga.; brothers, Alfred Davies, Leesburg, Richard Davies, Altoona, Raymond Davies, Pennsylvania; sister, Dorothy Snyder, Torrance, Calif.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis. 

Fruitland Park 
WALTER L. SHROPSHIRE, 80 
... senior pastor of Baker Street Church of God in Christ 
THE REV. SHROPSHIRE, Harris Lake Road, Fruitland Park, died Friday, June 19, of a heart attack. He was a senior pastor of Baker Street Church of God in Christ. Born in Fairburn, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1975. He was a member of Leesburg Ministerial Alliance and vice president of Christian Brotherhood Union. He was also a member of NAACP. Survivors: wife, Elvira; sons, Walter, Paul Lee, Dennie Michael, Jerone F., all of Detroit; daughters, Doris Riser, Charlene Breakfield, both of Detroit, Sandra Holly, Tampa, Lolita Brown, Fruitland Park; brother, Floyd, Detroit; sisters, Ethel Askew, Romulus, Mich., Ruth Curry, Atlanta, Essie Denham, Tyrone, Ga.; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home, Eustis. 

Leesburg 
RUFUS EMERY CARTER, 92 
... retired from Allen County Motors 
MR. CARTER, 743 Calliandra Court, Leesburg, died Wednesday, June 24. He was retired from Allen County Motors Ford dealership, Fort Wayne, Ind. Born in Lawrence County, Ind., he moved to Central Florida in 1973. He was Baptist. He was a member of Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite, both in Fort Wayne. Survivors: daughter, Marilyn Douglas, Leesburg; brothers, Ray, Sarasota, Rex, Englewood. Page-Theus-Blanchard Funeral Home, Leesburg. 

Orlando 
DANIEL J. GOODE, 33 
... banking consultant 
MR. GOODE, Muriel Street, Orlando, died Monday, June 22. He was a banking consultant. Born in Cincinnati, he moved to Central Florida in 1982. Survivors: parents, Edward and Judith, Tavares; brother, Edward, Fort Worth, Texas; sister, Amy Jack, Wadsworth, Ohio; companion, Kent Thorne, Orlando. Baldwin-Fairchild-Oaklawn Park Cemetery and Funeral Home, Lake Mary. 

Paisley
GENEVIEVE T. MCHENRY, 85 
... homemaker
MRS. MCHENRY, 25235 Mardon Circle, Paisley, died Sunday, June 21. She was a homemaker. Born in Huntington County, Pa., she moved to Central Florida in 1994. She was Protestant. Survivors: daughters, Susan Hertzog, Paisley, Sandra, Camp Hill, Pa.; sister, Charlotte Parsons, Mount Union, Pa.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Steverson Funeral Home, Tavares.

Tavares
HARRY A. LOWTHER JR., 76 
... manufacturing salesman
MR. LOWTHER, 1211 E. Caroline St., Tavares, died Wednesday, June 24. He was a manufacturing salesman. Born in Detroit, he moved to Central Florida from Wellington in 1993. He was Episcopalian. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Jean L.; daughters, Judy Boggs, Lake Bluff, Ill., Margot Mazur, Cedarburg, Wis., Debbie Anderson, Cambridge, N.Y.; five grandchildren. Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, Mount Dora.

Wildwood
JOSE ``SHORTY'' RIVERA, 41
MR. RIVERA, Jarrell Avenue, Wildwood, died Tuesday, June 23. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Central Florida in 1991. He was a member of Glory Chapel Outreach. Survivors: wife, Belinda; sons, Nelson, Wildwood, Jesse, Fort Benning, Ga.; parents, Gregoria and Liborio, Yabucoa, Puerto Rico; brothers, Edwardo, Belleville, N.J., Benito, Brooklyn; sister, Annette Rios, Wildwood; one grandson. Banks-Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood.

KENNETH RUSSELL WALKER, 73 
... retired military police officer 
MR. WALKER, County Road 134, Wildwood, died Wednesday, June 24. He was a retired military police officer for the Army and a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Born in Bradford, Pa., he moved to Central Florida in 1978. He was Protestant. Survivors: wife, Sylvia; sons, Kenneth Jr., Manassas, Va., Jeffrey, Wildwood; daughters, Charice Cornish, Dandridge, Tenn., Terry McEwen, Wildwood, Michelle Srpinger, Barton, N.Y.; three grandchildren. Banks-Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood.


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