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'Harry' Beaumont, 70, history teacher at DeLand High
DELAND - Henry Austin "Harry" Beaumont, 70, died May 26, 2000, at his home, after a two-year battle with throat cancer. A memorial service was held June 3 at the DeLand Elks Lodge. His son, Thomas, and a friend, Father James Edwards, will sprinkle Mr. Beaumont's ashes over Ireland from an airplane.
Mr. Beaumont retired in 1987 as a history teacher at DeLand High School after 19 years. Born in Chester, Pa., he moved to DeLand in 1968 from Beaumont, Texas.
A 1947 graduate of Upper Darby (Pa.) High School, he was voted "wittiest" in his class, a distinction that followed him through life: He is remembered by friends and family members as "always charming" and the "life of the party."
He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Officers Cadet School in 1953. In 1968, he received a bachelor's degree in history from Lamar University in Beaumont, where he met his future wife, Clare. He received a master's degree in education from Stetson University in 1972.
Mr. Beaumont was an actor in local theater, and his Shoestring Theatre credits included Annie Get Your Gun, The Man Who Came to Dinner and Little Mary Sunshine. He is also fondly remembered for directing the musical Camelot at DeLand High School. His love of theater inspired his son to pursue a career in acting in Hollywood.
A 30-year member of the Elks Club in DeLand, Mr. Beaumont was also an avid golfer, making a hole-in-one at the Southridge Golf Course in 1987. He loved jazz music, and tending to his various collections, including Civil War paraphernalia, old coins and baseball memorabilia.
He is survived by his friend and ex-wife, Clare; his mother, Sara Kosher of Upper Darby; a son, Thomas of Los Angeles; and a sister, Janet Klebart of Milford, Conn.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119.

Lorraine M. Adrian
DELAND - Lorraine M. Adrian, 73, of Bay Springs Trail, died May 30, 2000.
Ms. Adrian retired as a legal secretary. Born in St. James, Mo., she moved to Central Florida in 1984 from Battle Creek, Mich.
She was Baptist.
Ms. Adrian is survived by her husband, William; a son, William of Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Sharon Dove of Battle Creek and Michelle Mantonya of Warsaw, Mo.; a sister, Audrey Wuest of Florissant, Mo.; and six grandchildren.
Tri-County Cremation Service in Longwood was in charge.

Irene E. Byrnes
DELTONA - Irene E. Byrnes, 96, of Elkcam Boulevard, died June 5, 2000, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mrs. Byrnes retired as a bookkeeper. Born in Quebec, Canada, she moved to this area in 1989 from Exeter, N.H.
She was Catholic.
Mrs. Byrnes is survived by a daughter, Dorothy J. Spinney of DeBary, two sisters, Bella Fortin of Seabrook, N.H., and Rita Damphouse of Andover, Mass., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Lydia H. Calhoun
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Lydia H. Calhoun, 68, of Palmetto Street, died May 31, 2000, at her daughter's home in Deltona.
Mrs. Calhoun retired as a central supply technician at Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach. She moved to this area 45 years ago from her hometown of Bradford, Pa.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Smyrna Beach and the American Business Women's Association, which she also served as president.
Mrs. Calhoun is survived by a son, Michael of New Smyrna Beach; a daughter, Lisa Valentine of Deltona; two brothers, Rocky Petillo of Ormond Beach and Dominick Petillo of Honolulu; and two grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 266, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170. Dudley Funeral Homes in New Smyrna Beach was in charge.

Harry M. Cook Jr.
DELAND - Harry M. Cook Jr., 61, of South Adelle Avenue, died June 1, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Cook retired as an employee of the City of DeLand. He moved to this area at an early age from his birthplace of Miami.
He was a member of Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in DeLand, and the church's trustee board and usher board. He also was sound technician and overall maintenance man for the church.
Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Minister Ola Mae Cook; a daughter, Pamela L. Cook of DeLand; a son, Andre L. of DeLand; two brothers, Minister James of Miami and Leonard of Daytona Beach; and three grandchildren.
Arthur Mack was in charge.

Johnnie Davis
DELAND - Johnnie Davis, 83, of West Walts Avenue, died June 2, 2000, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mr. Davis retired as a construction worker. Born in Iron City, Ga., he moved to this area in 1939 from Georgia.
He is survived by a son, Jeff of Deltona; two daughters, Charlotte Dupree of Palm Bay and Elaine Hannah of Jacksonville; a brother, Ernest of Otter Creek; a sister, Vera Lahmeyer of Ocala; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Carpenter Curry was in charge.

Estelle Eberius
PORT ORANGE - Estelle Eberius, 80, of Village Trail, died June 4, 2000, at National Health Care of Daytona Beach.
A homemaker, Mrs. Eberius was born in the Bronx, N.Y.
She was a member of Daughters of America, Degree of Pocahontas in New York, the Ladies Auxiliary Manor Co. of New York, and American Legion Post 53 Auxiliary in Sanford.
Mrs. Eberius is survived by a son, Wayne of Dunedin; two daughters, Mary Louise Schaefer of Port Orange and Jo Ann Schoenweiss of Deltona; a brother, Harold Burris of Port Orange; two sisters, Dorothy Quigley of Deltona and Mary Harbourne of Lake George, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to American Legion Post 53 Auxiliary "Spinoza Project," P.O. Box 53, Sanford, FL 32772-0053. Baldauff was in charge.

Edward E. Fromm
DELAND - Edward E. Fromm, 94, of River Ridge Road, died June 5, 2000, at an area care center.
Mr. Fromm retired as the owner of a metal fabrication business. Born in New York City, he moved to this area 33 years ago from Long Island, N.Y.
He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in DeLand, where he and his wife were the longest-married couple. He was an avid bowler and received the lifetime award at Sunshine Bowling Lanes in DeLand.
Mr. Fromm is survived by his wife of 71 years, Vera, a son, Edward J. of Providence, R.I., a daughter, Joan T. Hall of DeLand, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare of Memorial Hospital, 500 Memorial Circle, Suite C, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Lankford was in charge.

John Gaddy
ORANGE CITY - John Gaddy, 76, of Durfey Avenue, died June 6, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Gaddy retired as an accountant for DeLand Memorial Gardens Cemetery after 22 years. Born in Roby, Ill., he moved to this area in 1957 from Olney, Ill.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Gaddy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Maxine; two sons, John of Atlanta and Matthew of Deltona; a daughter, Cynthia Clifford of Orange City; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Volusia/Flagler Chapter, 310 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami, FL 33136, or to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119. Lankford was in charge.

Alvin Groendyke
DELAND - Alvin Groendyke, 87, of Chipola Avenue, died June 4, 2000, at an area care center.
Mr. Groendyke retired as an airline captain for Eastern Airlines after 32 years. Born in Dutch Neck, N.J., he moved to this area in 1969 from Sparta, N.J.
He graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1935 with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked in amateur radio for many years and was the New Jersey State Target-Shooting Champion in 1949.
Mr. Groendyke was a major in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and served as a flight instructor for the Troop Carrier Command.
He is survived by his wife, Violet, two sons, Jerry of Fort Pierce and Gilbert of Houston, and three grandchildren.
Lankford was in charge.

Ruth B. Hawes
ORANGE CITY - Ruth B. Hawes, 95, of Florabunda Circle, died June 3, 2000, at an area care center.
A homemaker, Mrs. Hawes moved to this area in 1958 from her hometown of Fairhaven, Mass.
She is survived by a niece who provided for her care, Edna E. Hawes of Atlanta.
Lankford was in charge.

Carl T. Heller
DELAND - Carl T. Heller, 80, of South Marydell Avenue, died May 31, 2000, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mr. Heller retired in 1986 as a tar-spreader operator for the Volusia County Road and Bridge Department. He had previously been a plumber in Albany, N.Y. He moved to this area in 1972 from his hometown of Clarksville, N.Y.
A member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand, he was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling.
Mr. Heller served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly, a son, Guy of Elgin, Ill., a sister, Rhea Paddock of DeLand, and three grandchildren.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Robert Lee Henderson
DELAND - Robert Lee Henderson, 67, of East Villa Capri Circle, died May 31, 2000.
Mr. Henderson was an airport manager for Dammam in Saudi Arabia. Born in Shawnee, Okla., he moved to Central Florida in December 1999.
He was Episcopalian.
Mr. Henderson served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Bileta; a son, Robert Jr. of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Melanie Henderson of DeLand; his stepmother, Naomi Henderson of Dallas; a brother, W.H. of Oklahoma City; a sister, Ila Jo Denton of Taos, N.M.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Tri-County Cremation Service in Longwood was in charge.

Benjamin Thomas Housh
DELTONA - Benjamin Thomas Housh, 87, of Ferendina Drive, died June 5, 2000, at the Hospice Care Center in Port Orange.
Mr. Housh retired as a welder for Buckeye Boiler and Welding in Cincinnati, and earlier had worked as a welder for Welding Inc. in Charleston, W.Va. Born in East Bank, W.Va., he moved to this area in 1979 from Cincinnati.
He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of DeLand and enjoyed bowling and softball.
Mr. Housh is survived by two daughters, Hattie M. Grose of Wheeling, W.Va., and Alyce Housh Wright of Hurricane, W.Va., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119. Baldauff was in charge.

Frank Janecka
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES - Frank Janecka, 71, the former owner of Premier Homes of Deltona, died May 30, 2000, at his daughter's home in Apopka.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Janecka moved from Chicago to Deltona in 1973 and from Deltona to Daytona Beach Shores in 1993.
He enjoyed golf, bowling and shooting pool.
Mr. Janecka is survived by a son, James S. of Deltona; two daughters, Susan M. Wells of Apopka and Jo Ann Jarboe of Evansville, Ind.; a sister, Mary Ann Guerriero of Banning, Calif.; and five granddaughters.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orange-Osceola, 1801 Lee Road, Suite 301, Winter Park, FL 32789. Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Richard A. Johnson
DELTONA - Richard A. Johnson, 69, of Whitewood Drive, died May 30, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare Deltona.
Mr. Johnson retired as a self-employed lawn-maintenance worker in Deltona after 15 years. Born in Swampscott, Mass., he moved to this area in 1963 from Hamilton, Mass.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Deltona and enjoyed gardening.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Eva. He is survived by a brother, Cyril E. of Mount Desert, Maine, a sister, Madeline Fiske of Gardner, Mass., and 10 nieces and nephews.
Baldauff was in charge.

Evelyn Kincaid
DELAND - Evelyn Kincaid, 88, of Robin Hood Drive, died June 4, 2000, at Oakwood Garden of DeLand.
A homemaker, Mrs. Kincaid was born in Spencer, W.Va., and moved to this area in 1969 from Durham, N.C.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of DeLeon Springs and the Farm Women Club of Charleston, W.Va.
Mrs. Kincaid is survived by her husband, Burl; three daughters, Wanda Holmes of Charleston, Paula Pfost of Panama City Beach and Betty Ashton of Clearwater; and five grandchildren.
Carpenter Curry was in charge.

Richard Leonard LeDuc
DELAND - Richard Leonard LeDuc, 79, of Virginia Avenue, died May 28, 2000, at his home.
Mr. LeDuc was plant manager for North Hartland (Vt.) Lumber Kiln Drying Co. for 11 years. Born in Nasonville, R.I., he moved to this area in 1983 from Brownsville, Vt.
He studied for two years at Coyne Electrical School in Chicago. He was Protestant, was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed birding, hiking and gardening.
Mr. LeDuc served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 9th Army, 132nd AAA Battalion.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen; two sons, Darryl of Westmoreland, N.H., and Lee of Stanton, Calif.; a brother, Donald of Arkansas; and two grandchildren.
Altman-Long was in charge.

Evelyn Prosser Livingston
DELAND - Evelyn Prosser Livingston, 75, of West Hogle Avenue, died June 5, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Livingston retired in 1983 as a communications operator for Greyhound Bus Lines in Jacksonville. Born in Harrodsburg, Ky., she moved to this area from Jacksonville in April.
A 1942 graduate of Rose Hill (Ky.) High School, she was an elder at Peace Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville and a member of Retired Employees of Greyhound Bus Lines. She was a loving, generous person who loved to help people. She enjoyed walking on the beach and owned more than 100 teddy bears.
Mrs. Livingston is survived by a brother, Cecil Mobley of Lexington, Ky., and a sister, Christine Thomas of DeLand.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119. Lankford was in charge.

Eldridge C. McConchie
DELTONA - Eldridge C. McConchie, 81, of Hope Avenue, died June 5, 2000, at his home.
Mr. McConchie retired as a civil engineer and was a former Volusia County school-bus driver. Born in Washington, D.C., he moved to this area from Maryland in 1985.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. McConchie is survived by six sons, Steven B. of Lakewood, Colo., Richard G. of Walla Walla, Wash., Andrew C. of Davie, Thomas M. of Jupiter, Jeffery S. of Pompano Beach and James E. of Lighthouse Point; and a sister, Ann Dunbar of Silver Spring, Md.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119. Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Robert E. Perry Jr.
DELTONA - Robert E. Perry Jr., 50, of Baton Drive, died May 31, 2000, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mr. Perry was an accountant for Century III in Orlando for 18 months. Born in Fort Dix, N.J., he moved to this area in 1990 from Pennsauken, N.J.
He is survived by his wife, Susan, a brother, Kenneth of Denver, and a sister, Barbara Perry of Trenton, N.J.
FourTowns Cremation was in charge.

Pauline L. Peters
ORMOND BEACH - Pauline L. Peters, 85, of Ocean Shore Boulevard, died May 29, 2000, at Wellington Place in Ormond Beach.
Mrs. Peters retired in 1988 as an owner of and a teacher at Seaside Montessori Pre-School after 15 years. Born in Lamar, Mo., she moved to this area in 1973 from Chicago.
She studied at the Chicago Montessori Institute. She was a member of Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, the church's Bible study group and circle group, the Orpenda Bridge Club and the Carissa Garden Club. She enjoyed gardening, sculpturing and reading.
Mrs. Peters is survived by a daughter, Susan Maguire of Ormond Beach; a granddaughter, Sonya Lefever of Atlanta; and two grandsons, Jake Cvercko of Deltona and Alex Cvercko of Apopka.
Memorial donations may be made to the Emory Eye Center for Diabetic Retinopathy Research, Attention: Vecile Long, 1365 Clifton Road, N.E., Building B, Atlanta, GA 30322, or to Elliot P. Joslin Camp, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. Dale Woodward Funeral Home in Ormond Beach was in charge.

Helen D. Press
ASTOR - Helen D. Press, 96, of River Road, died May 31, 2000, at Florida Hospital Waterman in Eustis.
Mrs. Press retired as a machine operator for Florida Paper Box Co. Born in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada, she moved to Astor from Hialeah in 1962.
She was Episcopalian and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9986 Auxiliary in Astor.
Mrs. Press is survived by a son, Robert G. Byers of Montrose, Mich., two brothers, Frederick L. Bolender of Eustis and Donald T. Bolender of Quincy, Pa., seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Beyers Funeral Home in Astor was in charge.

Oscar Perkins Redling
DEBARY - Oscar Perkins Redling, 85, of Columbine Terrace, died May 30, 2000, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mr. Redling was a metal engineer. He moved to this area in 1980 from his hometown of Norwalk, Conn.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of DeBary and American Legion Post 259 in Orange City. His interests included photography and bolo ties, and his citizens band radio handle was "Green Apple."
Mr. Redling served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by a son, Charles G. of East Hartland, Conn.; two daughters, Catherine Redling of DeBary and Carolyn Powell of North Plainfield, N.J.; a brother, Charles Boyd of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Altman-Long was in charge.

Elizabeth G. Ryan
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Elizabeth G. Ryan, 81, a former resident of Deltona, died June 4, 2000, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Ryan retired as a registered nurse. She was born in Billerica, Mass.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fredericksburg.
Mrs. Ryan is survived by three sons, J. Thomas of Stafford, Va., George Michael of Gatesville, N.C., and Kevin Joseph of Deltona; a brother, Frank Brunelle of East Orange, N.J.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Found and Sons Funeral Home in Fredericksburg was in charge.

Dorothy Elsie Sadler
DELTONA - Dorothy Elsie Sadler, 90, of Hartley Avenue, died June 1, 2000, at Longwood Health Care Center.
A homemaker, Mrs. Sadler moved to this area in 1971 from her hometown of Rockford, Ill.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Deltona.
Mrs. Sadler is survived by a stepson, Robert Sadler of Rockford; a stepdaughter, Emma Gray Wilson of Sanford; a brother, Walter Carlson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a nephew, Darwin Carlson of Altamonte Springs.
Baldauff was in charge.

Grace Eunice Smith
DELTONA - Grace Eunice Smith, 80, of Normandy Boulevard, died May 31, 2000.
A homemaker, Mrs. Smith was born in Binghamton, N.Y., and moved to Central Florida in 1976.
She was Protestant.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, L. Carlton; a son, Gerald "Jerry" of Sanford; a daughter, Karen E. Smith-Bensen of Binghamton; two brothers, Harry Frisbie of Kirkwood, N.Y., and Paul Frisbie of Hallstead, Pa.; a sister, Mildred Mauraides of Deltona; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
National Cremation Society Beacon Chapter in Winter Park was in charge.

Ralph LeRoy Vanetten
DELEON SPRINGS - Ralph LeRoy Vanetten, 82, of Valley Road, died May 25, 2000, at Mariner Health of DeLand.
Mr. Vanetten retired in 1980 as a die setter in Crystal Lake, Ill. Born in Hillsdale, Mich., he moved to this area in 1980 from Carpentersville, Ill.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Vanetten is survived by two sons, Richard of Carpentersville and Gary of Wisconsin, a sister, Vivian Van Brundt of Onsted, Mich., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bellevue-Cedar Hill Funeral Home in Daytona Beach was in charge.

James M. Voisard
SOUTH DAYTONA - James M. Voisard, 80, of Hamlin Drive, died May 30, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Voisard was an electronics salesman. Born in Houston, Ohio, he moved to this area 31 years ago from Versailles, Ohio.
He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Daytona Beach and Knights of Columbus Council 5422.
Mr. Voisard served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes; two sons, Denis of Ponte Vedra and Ronald of DeBary; four daughters, Carol Gross of Troy, Ohio, Joanne Wilson of Singer Island, Janet Cahill of Altamonte Springs and Connie Robinson of Bridgeton, Mo.; four brothers, Robert of Fort Loramie, Ohio, Carl of Russia, Ohio, Cyril of Bradford, Ohio, and John of Versailles; three sisters, Rose Hendry, Helen McEldowney and Florence Smith, all of Versailles; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Catholic School, 317 Mullally St., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Baggett and Summers Funeral Home in Daytona Beach was in charge.

Lester W. Wymer
DELAND - Lester W. Wymer, 92, of Chipola Avenue, died June 2, 2000, at a local care center.
Mr. Wymer retired as an employee of Ohio Bell Telephone Co. Born in Ironton, Ohio, he moved to Florida in 1997 from Dayton, Ohio.
He was a member of Normandy United Methodist Church in Dayton and Telephone Pioneers of America.
Mr. Wymer was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie. He is survived by a son, Jack of Bradenton, a daughter, Judy Meyers of Longwood, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Normandy United Methodist Church, 450 W. Alex-Bell Road, Dayton, Ohio 45459. Allen-Summerhill was in charge.
 
Capt. Joseph J. Zammit
DELAND - Capt. Joseph J. Zammit, 86, of Gaylord Drive, died June 3, 2000, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Capt. Zammit retired as a captain in the U.S. Navy after 26 years. Born in New Orleans, he moved to this area in May from Gulf Breeze.
He attended Tulane University in New Orleans and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. An active amateur radio operator all his life, he was a member of Masonic Lookout Lodge AF&AM 131 in Cutler, Maine, and became a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Shriner.
Capt. Zammit was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, William "Billie" Dodge. He is survived by a daughter, Gilda Zammit Welbes of DeLand, a brother, Emmanuel of New Orleans, and three grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 218-A E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724-5554. Allen-Summerhill was in charge.


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