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Our Obituaries

Seth "Big Boi" Leathers

June 18, 2001 - April 18, 2018

Seth "Big Boi" Leathers, 16, residing in scenic Weeki Wachee left us prematurely on April 18, 2018. This celebration of life will be far more wordy than Seth ever was, but the young man that he was and becoming deserves a proper tribute. He was a kind, intelligent, gentle soul who in any situation was the first person of a pickup game or sleepover video game all nighter, group enforcer, and...
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Janet E. Cagno

July 30, 1944 - April 12, 2018

Janet E. Cagno age 73, of Weeki Wachee, Florida died on Thursday, April 12, 2018. A 35 year resident of Spring Hill / Weeki Wachee, Florida coming from Cranston, RI. Janet was born on July 30, 1944, in Providence, RI to the late Ralph & Mary (Kerwin) Antonelli. Janet was a lifelong Roman Catholic and 25 year member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, in Spring Hill. Janet was well known as being...
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Walter A. Plezia

November 26, 1940 - April 12, 2018

Walter A. Plezia 77, of Weeki Wachee, passed on April 12, 2018 at his home. He is survived by his three loving sisters, Helen, Anne, and Sophie.
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Robert F. Keegan

June 18, 1938 - April 11, 2018

Robert F. Keegan 79, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on April 11, 2018 while under the care of HPH Hospice Care Center. He was born in Queens, NY. He is survived by his loving family.
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Norma Jean "Jeannie" Maple

January 22, 1929 - April 11, 2018

Norma Jean "Jeannie" Maple 89, of Brooksville, passed on April 11, 2018 at her home. She is survived by husband, Frank and loving family.
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Bradley F. Noyes

July 13, 1942 - March 23, 2018

Bradley F. Noyes, 75, Spring Hill, passed away from a lengthy illness on March 23, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rumford, Maine & came here 17 years ago from Ohio. Bradley was a proud retired United States Marine having served during Vietnam. He enjoyed golfing. He is survived by his wife of 55 loving years, Charlotte; daughter, Pamela Noyes-Mann; son, Bradley S. Noyes;...
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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" A Mollica

February 9, 1940 - March 23, 2018

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" A. Mollica, 78, passed away March 23, 2018. She was born on February 9, 1940 in Waterbury, Connecticut. She retired and the business manager from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Connecticut. Betty was an active member of St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and enjoyed golfing. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Charles; daughter, Barbara Romblad (Eric); 2...
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Peter P. Zabel

April 29, 1936 - March 21, 2018

Peter P. Zabel 81, of Spring Hill, passed away on March 21, 2018 at HPH Hospice Care Center. He enjoyed playing golf and reading. He is survived by his wife of 61 yrs., Diane of Spring Hill, FL; daughters, Cheryl Zabel of Niagra Falls, NY and Melissa Murphy (Michael) of Lewiston, NY; sons, Peter Zabel, Jr., (Kathryn) of Youngstown, NY and Frederick W. Zabel, III (Kimberly) of Clarence, NY; and...
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Mary G. Antonelli

March 10, 1919 - March 20, 2018

Mary G. Antonelli, age 99, of Spring Hill, FL, died on March 20, 2018, at the Forest Oaks of Spring Hill ALF. Mary was born on March 10, 1919, in Providence, RI, to the late Charles & Rose (Saul) Kerwin. Mary and her husband Ralph moved to Spring Hill in 1983 coming from Cranston, RI. They became members of St. Theresa Catholic Church when they moved to town and have remained faithful ever since....
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Augusta A. Garbinski

October 30, 1922 - March 20, 2018

Augusta A. Garbinski 95, of Spring Hill, passed on March 20, 2018. She was a member of Forest Oaks Lutheran Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy A. Stentz of Orlando, FL; son, Arthur J. Matthews (Janet) of Richmond, In; 3 grandchildren, Heather, Eddie, and Chad; and 2 great-grandchildren, Dierdre and Sasha.
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George H. Frohlich

September 30, 1928 - March 19, 2018

George was born to Charles & Marie Frohlich of Baltimore Highlands, MD, in 1928. George was the youngest of 5 siblings. In 1952, their daughter, Catherine was born & in 1959, Judy arrived. He was the proud grandfather of 2 grandsons, Mark & David & great grandson, Calvin. George loved activities with his family & instilled a love of the outdoors in his children & grandchildren by taking them...
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David Pardue

November 2, 1950 - March 14, 2018

David Pardue, Brooksville, FL >> Paul David Pardue, of Brooksville, FL graduated to his heavenly home on March 14, 2018 at the age of 67. He was born November 2, 1950 in Huntington, WV, the son of Oscar Paul Pardue and Norma Jean Pardue. David married his high school sweetheart, Janice Maple on January 15, 1971. David served in the Army (Special Forces/Green Beret, Airborne Division) from 1971...
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Walter G. Goetz

November 21, 1932 - March 13, 2018

Walter G. Goetz 85, of Spring Hill, passed March 13, 2018. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and came to the Timber Pines community 32 yrs ago. Walter was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. He was a long time employee of AT&T. Walter loved to travel to Hawaii and usually twice a year. He also loved to watch movies and gardening at home. He is survived by his loving family.
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Les Homan, Jr.

June 29, 1933 - March 9, 2018

Les Homan, Jr. age 84, of Brooksville, Florida died on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Oak Hill Hospital. Les was born on June 29, 1933, in Port Jefferson, NY, to the late Leslie Carter Homan, Sr. and Emma (Bergen) Homan. Les came to Brooksville on August 10, 1979, from Sayville, Long Island, NY. Les joined the US Marine Corps, and rose to the rank of SGT, during the Korean War. Les was the past of...
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Robert J Luciani

March 22, 1962 - March 9, 2018

Robert "Bob" J Luciani, 55, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on March 9, 2018. He was born in Astoria, Queens, NY. and came here 22 years ago from Deer Park, New York. Bob was an honest, kind and generous man. He loved life and making people smile and laugh. His jokes will live on for generations (the clean ones the kids can tell). Bobby was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing him....
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Gloria Dian Oakleaf

June 2, 1944 - March 7, 2018

Gloria Dian Oakleaf 73, of Brooksville, passed away on March 7, 2018. She is survived by her son, Frankie Osborne; sister, Sheila Kirk and her husband, Clay; 3 grandchildren, Cheryl, Bryn, Shay; and 2 great-grandchildren, Destanie and Azaiah.
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Anne Bender

May 17, 1925 - March 4, 2018

Anne Bender 92, of Weeki Wachee, passed March 4, 2018. She was born on May 17, 1925 in Newark, NJ. She is predeceased by her husband, Henry Bender whom she married in July of 1944 and passed in Jan. 2008. Survived by children, Richard Henry Bender of Cape Cod, MA and Thomas John Bender of S. Hampton, NY and Elaine Valerie Schmidt of Spring Hill; brother, John Soychak of NY; 6...
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Edna Hendrickson

March 15, 1923 - March 2, 2018

Edna Hendrickson, aged 94, died at Gulfside Hospice in Pasco County, Florida on March 2, 2018. Edna was born on March 15, 1923, in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of Henry Williams and Noelia Bowman. She had been a resident of Spring Hill, Florida since 1986. Edna was preceded in death by her brother, Howard, her sisters, Geneva and Frances, and her husband, Clarence R. Hendrickson. Edna...
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Robert Stephen Markoski

July 5, 1936 - March 2, 2018

Robert Stephen Markoski 81, of Spring Hill, passed away on March 2, 2018. He is survived by his loving family.
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Diana M. Soltes

May 19, 1942 - February 25, 2018

Diana M. Soltes 75, of Brooksville, died on Sun., Feb. 25, 2018. Diana was Christian by faith, an excellent cook, & had a very great love for her animals, especially her little dog "Mimi". She was very proud that she was also a CNA in home health care. Diana is lovingly survived by her children; Tammy Johnson, Sherri Goheen, & Stephen Soltes, II, 7 grandchildren, & 4 great grandchildren. She...
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Carol Marie Robinson

January 12, 1946 - February 23, 2018

Carol Marie Robinson 72, of Spring Hill, passed away on Feb. 23, 2018 at Oak Hill Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband, Clarence Robinson; son, Anthony Robinson; brothers, Woodrow Harris (Angie), Phillip Harris, and Kenneth Harris (Karen); sister, Gloria Harris; sister-in-law, Bernedette Crawford;and many nieces and nephews.
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Joseph Thomas Rocco

January 15, 1943 - February 20, 2018

Joseph Thomas Rocco 75, of Spring Hill, passed on Feb. 20, 2018. He was roman Catholic by faith. Joseph worked as a commercial diver for underwater construction and sponge diver ofTarpon Springs. He also did construction and designer for the World Trade Center in NY. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; son, Daniel; grandson, Zachary; sister, Stella; brother, Wesley; niece, Monique; and grand...
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Alina Marie Garcia-Escalante

February 17, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Alina Marie Garcia-Escalante infant daughter of Lida Marie Eisenhauer and Christopher Nikolas Garcia-Escalante of Spring Hill passed away on Feb. 17, 2018.
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Marge E. Rodgers

August 27, 1926 - February 18, 2018

Marge Rodgers 91, of Spring Hill, passed away on Feb. 18, 2018 at Oak Hill Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband, James S. Rodgers of 71 years and family.
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William B. Dicks

June 3, 1939 - February 16, 2018

William B. Dicks 78, of Spring Hill, passed away on Feb. 16, 2018. He was born in Dayton, OH & came to this area 14 yrs ago from Port Clinton. He was a US Coast Guard Veteran. He was a people person, the go-to person, the "Guy" that folks called on & was well loved by everyone. He is survived by his wife of 54 yrs., Nancy; son, William Dicks Jr. (Wendy); daughters, Catherine Garner (Rick) &...
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Helena Dolecka

November 23, 1926 - February 15, 2018

Helena Dolecka, age 91, of Spring Hill, FL, died at the HPH Hospice Care Center, Brooksville, FL, on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Helena was born on November 23, 1926, in Wolka Niedzwiedzka, Poland, to the late Ignace and Filomena (Hajder) Tabaka. Helena moved from her native Poland to Chicago, IL, in 1959, and then to Spring Hill, FL, in 1985. Helena was a lifelong devout Catholic, loved baking,...
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Ralph Cortez Horsham

September 24, 1963 - February 14, 2018

Ralph Horsham 54, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Feb. 14, 2018 at his home. He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda and loving family.
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Jeanne A. Walsh

December 30, 1935 - February 14, 2018

Jeanne A. Walsh 82, of Spring Hill, passed on Feb. 14, 2018. Preceded in death by her mom, Ivana Jean & dad, Mathias Jaklich; her husband,Tom of 25 yrs. She leaves behind her sons, John Miller of Brooksville & Arthur Miller & his wife, Flo of St. Petersburg, her sister, Roselle "Boots" of Oregon & her brother, Leonard "Lenny" of Ohio & numerous nieces & nephews especially Michelle of Ohio &...
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Lillian M. Grover

May 17, 1946 - February 8, 2018

Lillian M. Grover 71, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Feb. 8, 2018 at Oak Hill Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia, PA and came to this area in 1984 from Browns Mills, NJ. She was Christian by faith. Lillian was a past CNA at Evergreen Woods Health and Rehab Center and a past owner of B&B Collectables in Spring Hill. She was a past power lifting coach for the Special Olympics in Hernando Co....
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Glenn Hartley Jansen

July 15, 1953 - February 4, 2018

Glenn Hartley Jansen, 64 of Brooksville passed away Sunday, February 4 at home. Glenn was a lifelong resident of New Jersey before moving to Florida after retiring eleven years ago. Glenn grew up in Sussex County and graduated from Franklin High School in 1971. While in high school he was a standout running back nicknamed "Jarring Jansen". He spent most of his professional career working for...
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Irene M. Kroner

January 21, 1927 - February 4, 2018

Irene M. Kroner 91, of Spring Hill, passed away on February 4, 2018. She is survived by her loving family. She will be greatly missed. Graveside service will be held at Redeemer Cemetery in New Jersey at a later date.
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John M Razzano

December 23, 1928 - January 30, 2018

John M. Razzano, 89, of Spring Hill, passed away on January 30, 2018. John is survived by his son, Ernest; daughter, Lorraine Digiacomo; 4 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Eric Razzano. He will be truly missed.
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Bruce Scott Hostnick

October 8, 1963 - January 30, 2018

Bruce "Scott" Hostnick 54, of Spring Hill, passed away on Jan. 30, 2018 at his home. He was born in Evanston, IL and came to this area in 1989 from Massachusetts. He was an avid dog lover and enjoyed going to bike week. He is preceded in death by his brother, Steven Hostnick and sister, Shirley Cranston. He is survived by his son, Timothy Hostnick of Spring Hill; parents, Nancy and Delmer...
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John A Annitto

February 14, 1923 - January 30, 2018

John A. Annitto, 96, of Spring Hill, passed away on January 30, 2018. John was born in New York, NY and came to Florida in 1996 from New York. He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Annitto. John is survived by his son; John A. Annitto Jr of Spring Hill, Florida, daughter; Shelley Louglio of Bonita Springs, Florida, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. John is Catholic by faith and is...
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Howard F Wood

September 10, 1942 - January 28, 2018

Howard F. Wood, 75, of Spring Hill died January 28, 2018. He is survived by his wife. Adeline Wood; son, Jeffrey Wood of York, ME; his stepchildren, Pauila Luebke and Steven Ariola. He is also survived by his sister Linda Kuczinski of Baltimore, MD. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 4-6 at Brewer & Son's Spring Hill Chapel. Service will begin at 5pm.
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Donald C. Perry

August 2, 1930 - January 28, 2018

Donald C. Perry 87, of Spring Hill, passed away on Jan. 28, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Verna; 2 children; 5 step-children; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
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Claire VerWys

November 19, 1922 - January 24, 2018

Claire VerWys, 95 passed away on January 24, 2018. She was born in Union Hill, NJ. In a world where women are fighting for equal pay and respect in the workplace, Claire was paving the way 70 years ago. She graduated high school at 16. She was turned down by the Navy WAVES during WWII because she was too valuable at home, working as a draftsperson for Western Electric to facilitate...
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Nancy J Sloan

February 3, 1936 - January 23, 2018

Nancy Jean Sloan, 81 of Weeki Wachee passed away on January 23, 2018. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 3, 1936. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Margaret Monroe, sons Robert and Dean Knezinek, daughter Kathy Knezinek. Nancy is survived by her husband David Sloan, sister Judy Johnson, daughters Sheryl Knezinek and Desiree Menendez, son David Sloan Jr. A Service will...
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Betty Joan Jenkins

August 14, 1935 - January 20, 2018

Betty Joan Jenkins 82, of Weeki Wachee, FL passed on Jan. 20, 2018 at her home. She was born in Moultrie, GA and came to Weeki Wachee from Orlando. She was Baptist by denomination and taught Sunday School at Powers Drive Baptist Church. She loved floral designing and crafts and socializing with family and friends. Later in life, she enjoyed a career in Hotel sales and was a licensed realtor. She...
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Eugene N. "Buck" Rogers

February 22, 1924 - January 15, 2018

Rogers, Eugene "Buck" 93, of Spring Hill, FL, died Monday, January 15, 2018 in Lakeland, FL. Buck was born in Atlanta, GA in 1924 and was raised on a 200-acre farm in Norcross, GA. After graduating Norcross High School in 1942, he entered the Army and was a Paratrooper in WWII from 1943-1946. He chose to attend Paratrooper training and was assigned to the 325th Glider Infantry regiment of the...
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Martha Outen

December 19, 1944 - January 14, 2018

Martha Jane Outen 73, of Spring Hill, passed away on January 14, 2018. She was born in Muncie, IN and came to this area 32 yrs. ago from Tampa. She was an avid WWE fan and enjoyed reading and travelling to the mountains. She is preceded in death by her husband, David. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Debra Outen of Tampa and Jennifer Bolton of Spring Hill; sister, Caroline Finn of IN; and 2...
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Gregory John Booth

February 22, 1957 - January 11, 2018

Gregory John Booth 60, of Spring Hill, passed away on January 11, 2018 at Bayfront Health Brooksville. He was born in Whiteplains, NY. He is survived by his wife, Doreen; daughter, Shannon; 2 brothers, Russell and Andrew; and 2 grandchildren, Tristan and Treyce.
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Marie J. Warner

January 1, 1932 - December 30, 2017

Marie J. Warner (Happy) 85, peacefully died in her sleep on December 30th, 2017. She was residing at her son Bo's ranch in Groveland, FL. Her body succumbed to Alzheimer's. Happy was born on 1/1/1932 in Braddock, PA to Dominic and Philomena Lettiere. The family moved to Miami in 1944. She graduated from Miami Edison High School in 1949 and worked as a Waitress for the M&M Restaurant and later...
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Ruth E. Brookins

January 25, 1930 - December 29, 2017

Ruth E. Brookins 87, of Spring Hill, passed away on December 29, 2017. She is survived by her loving family.
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Lucille V. Fonseca

January 13, 1933 - December 26, 2017

Lucille V. Fonseca 84, of Spring Hill, passed away on December 26, 2017 at her home. She was born in Philadelphia, PA and came to this area in 2004 from NJ. She was Catholic by faith. She was an avid dog lover and would rescue dogs. She enjoyed painting, sewing, and music. She is preceded in death by daughter, Dana Wooton. She is survived by her 3 children, John Fonseca, Anita Brown, and...
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David Donald Dion

April 19, 1937 - December 24, 2017

David Donald Dion 80, of Spring Hill, passed away on December 24, 2017. He was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island and came to this area 16 yrs. ago from Massachusetts. He enjoyed photography and gardening. He is survived by his sons, Peter Dion (Elizabeth) of Rockville Centre, New York, Timothy Dion (Elizabeth) of Ringwood, Illinois, and Matthew Dion (Brenda) of Smithville, Missouri; and 6...
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Elizabeth Cravotta

April 13, 1922 - December 23, 2017

Elizabeth Cravotta 95, of Spring Hill, passed away at her home on Dec. 23, 2017. She was born in Boston, MA and came to this area 30 yrs. ago. She is survived by her sons, Richard Cravotta and John Cravotta; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
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Maryanne Galo LoBianco

November 15, 1965 - December 19, 2017

Maryanne Galo LoBianco, 52, of Spring Hill, passed away surrounded by family on December 19, 2017. She is survived by her mother, Joanne Galo of South Florida; her husband, Robert of Spring Hill; daughter Anne (Jeremy) Britt of Crystal River; son, Matthew Thweatt of Hudson; brother, Daniel (Linda) Galo of West Palm; sister Sandi (John) Mann of Ft. Lauderdale; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Michael,...
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Mary Lorraine Crady

September 9, 1936 - December 18, 2017

Mary Lorraine Crady 81, of Weeki Wachee,passed away on December 18, 2017. She was born in Dixon, IL. She is survived by her children, Kevin Crady of Weeki Wachee, Keith Crady (Lydia) of Prophetstown, IL, Karen Clements (Mark) Genoa, WI; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
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Peter G Lenardis

April 28, 1939 - December 16, 2017

Peter G. Lenardis, 78, of Brooksville, passed on December 16, 2017. Peter was born in Boston, Mass and moved to Tampa in 2001. Peter is predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Caroline Dolan Lenardis, He is survived by his partner Mary "Micki" Hobbs; son George Lenardis (Carin) of Auburn, ME; son, Peter Lenardis Jr of Goshen, IN; daughter, Andrea Atkinson (Russell) of Elkhart, IN, 8 grandchildren, 5...
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Elenor M. Naizer

November 11, 1930 - December 9, 2017

Elenor M. Naizer age 87, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Savannah Hospice in Savannah, GA. Elenor was born in Cudahy, WI. She was a resident of Spring Hill, FL for 36 years. She retired from the Board of Education in Barberton, OH as a School Administrator after many years of service. Elenor was involved in the Elks Club and she enjoyed traveling and playing Mahjong while living...
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Donna Lynn Taylor

July 19, 1956 - December 9, 2017

Donna Lynn Taylor 61, of Spring Hill, passed away on December 9, 2017 She was born in Wilmington, DE and came to this area 22 yrs. ago. She is preceded in death by her parents, Howrd and Edith Chadwick. She is survived by her companion of 20 yrs., Anthony Curzio; daughters, Holoie Denson (Jason) and Brandi Grizzle (James); son, Marty Taylor; 2 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
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Garold K. Crady

June 7, 1936 - December 7, 2017

Garold K. Crady 81, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on December 7, 2017. He was born in Neponset, IL and came to this area 22 yrs. ago. He enjoyed antique cars and racing. He is survived by his wife of 64 yrs., Mary of Weeki Wachee; children, Kevin Crady of Weeki Wachee, Keith Crady (Lydia) of Prophetstown, IL, Karen Clements (Mark) Genoa, WI; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
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John H. Ross

September 12, 1933 - December 6, 2017

John H. Ross 84, of Spring Hill, passed on Dec. 6, 2017. He is survived by daughter, Yevette (Jorge); son, Johnny (Patty); grandsons, Cameron and Tom; and companion Bonnie. He will be greatly missed.
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Janet "Pat" Jacoby

October 22, 1937 - December 2, 2017

Janet "Pat" Jacoby 80, of Lakeland (formerly of Spring Hill), passed away on Dec. 2, 2017 from multiple organ failure. She was a member of Christian Church in the Wildwood. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Jacoby; son, Robert Bass; and step-daughter, Janice Stump. She is survived by her son, Jerry Bass; daughter, Illana Betz; step-sons, John and Jeff Jacoby; brother, Richard...
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Phyllis M. Sosville

March 15, 1928 - November 28, 2017

Phyllis M. Sosville, 89, passed Nov. 28, 2017. Survived by daughter, Lisa Ann Puntino (Nicholas); special daughter, Lori Skiffington; special niece Lisa Minott Fitzwater (Michael).
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Eileen Mahoney

November 12, 1950 - November 28, 2017

Mahoney, Eileen M, 67 passed away on November 28, 2017. Eileen was born in Cambuslang, Scotland on November 12, 1950 to John McGowan and Mary (Callan). Eileen came to Brooklyn, New York in 1952 before permanently relocating to Spring Hill, Florida in 2009. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Edward, daughter Tiffany Mahoney-Bere (David) of Westampton, New Jersey and son Todd of Okinawa,...
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Ollie B. Highlands-Anderson

June 28, 1954 - November 24, 2017

Ollie B. Highlands-Anderson 63, Weeki Wachee, passed away on November 24, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Arthur and loving family.
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Ina M. Dubreuil

May 1, 1930 - November 22, 2017

Ina M. Dubreuil 87, of Spring Hill, passed away on November 22, 2017. She is survived by her 6 children; 5 step-children; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, family requeats donations be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital
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Jerry Jordan

February 2, 1943 - November 20, 2017

Jerry K. Jordan 74, of Weeki Wachee, FL passed on November 20, 2017. Jerry was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and moved to Florida 15 years ago from Twinsburg, Ohio. Jerry enjoyed golfing and bowling and his free time. He is preceded in death by his parents, Stanton and Kathryn Jordan. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Sharon, 2 children; Tami Splain (Jeff) and Terry...
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Eleanor Stotzky

January 25, 1929 - November 18, 2017

Eleanor M. Stotzky of Spring Hill, Fl passed away on Nov. 18, 2017. She was born in Queens, NY and moved to Florida 28 years ago. Eleanor is predeceased by her son, John Stotzky; daughter, JoAnne Stotzky; and her brother, Anton John Raibel. Eleanor is survived by her husband of 63 years, John; 2 children, Judy Fater (Thomas) of Albertson, NY, and James Stotzky of Spring Hill, Alia, Lacey, and...
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Allen H. Dunham

January 30, 1953 - November 14, 2017

Allen H. Dunham 64, of Spring Hill, passed away on Nov. 14, 2017 while under the care of Marliere Hospice Care Center. He was born in Flushing, NY. He is survived by his brother, James; twin sisters, Ellen Blaine and Sharron Dunham; and several nieces and nephews.
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Claire Dokoupil

July 13, 1927 - November 10, 2017

Dokoupil, Claire (Marotta) 7-13-1927. Claire was born in Hoboken, NJ and lived 5 years in The Bronx, NY. She Moved to Moonachie, NJ in 1942. Claire married Bob in 1946. She has 4 children; Randy, deceased in 2001, Claire Sherwood, Denise Valluzzi, and Roy Dokoupil. Claire has 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She will be laid to rest along side her husband at...
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Teresa Hankamp Rose

November 13, 1939 - November 9, 2017

Teresa Hankamp Rose 77, of Spring Hill, passed away on Nov. 9, 2017. She was born in Poughkeepsie, NY & came to this area in 1992 from Pleasant Valley, NY. She attended St. Francis School of Nursing & was a member of the Alumni Assoc., Genealogy Society of HC Hernando Computer Club. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred R. Rose & brothers, Michael & Peter Hankamp. She is survived by...
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James Robert Newton

October 18, 1928 - November 8, 2017

J. Robert Newton, born Oct. 18, 1928, Avondale, NC. Entered FBI, June 14, 1945, assigned to Identification Division. Attended George Washington University (GWU) while working in Identification Division and received BA degree from GWU.Appointed special agent and assigned to offices in Cleveland, OH; New York, NY; Alexandria, VA and FBIHQ, again serving in Identification Div. as special agent...
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Phillis H. Westphall

July 3, 1927 - October 28, 2017

Phyllis H. Westphall 90, of Brooksville, passed away on October 28, 2017 at her home. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and came to this area 30 yrs. ago from Palm Harbor. She was a retired school teacher who taught at Mt. Clemens and Roseville Highschools in Michigan. She is preceded in death by her husband Elmer who passed March 17, 2002 and her son, John. She is survived by her daughter...
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Emma Tanghe

February 18, 1925 - October 27, 2017

Emma Tanghe 92,of Spring Hill, passed on October 27, 2017. She is survived by her loving family.
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William "Bill" Preston

November 5, 1938 - October 25, 2017

William "Bill" Preston was born in Pittsburgh, Pa in 1938. He was a career Army soldier, spending 27 years in the Army and serving 3 tours of duty in Vietnam. He was married to Yong Mi, his devoted wife of 34 years, and was predeceased by their son Neil Preston, parents Dorothy Tegtmeier, father William C. Preston and stepfather John "Bus" Tegtmeier, he is survived by daughters Tracy Braga and...
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Linda J. McFarland

June 25, 1945 - October 23, 2017

Linda J. McFarland 72, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Oct. 23, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Alan; 4 children; 13 grandchildren; 3 step-children; and 6 step-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to: Breast Cancer Awareness
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Edward Jost

July 27, 1932 - October 22, 2017

Edward Jost was born on July 27, 1932 in Austria. He moved to the United States when he was 16 years old and was drafted into the United States Army at the age of 18. He was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded in combat during the Korean War. Eddie is survived by the love of his life, Rosemarie, whom he married on November 19, 1955, as well as four of his sons, Kenneth (Kim), Edward,...
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William F. Bogan

September 6, 1927 - October 20, 2017

William (Bill) Francis Bogan, 90, of Spring Hill, Florida was called to heaven surrounded by his loving family to be with his beautiful wife, Sally, on Friday, October 20, 2017. He was deeply devoted to his family throughout his whole life. He was a man of integrity; a kind, sincere, honest and ethical man. Born, September 6, 1927, Bill was the son of Edward and Mary (Polly) Bogan of...
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Virginia Lee Bruyn Morgan

February 12, 1932 - October 16, 2017

Virginia Lee Bruyn Morgan 85, of Spring Hill, passed on Oct. 16, 2017. She was born in Bronx, NY & formerly of Middletown NY. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Spring Hill. She was a member of the NY State Nurses Assoc. She obtained her BSN from NY State. She is predeceased by her1st husband, Richard Ray Bruyn, Sr. She is survived by her husband, Bob Morgan; sons, Richard of...
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Loretta Margeson Truby

September 14, 1933 - October 16, 2017

Loretta Margeson Truby 84, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on October 16, 2017. She was born in Wellsville, NY and came to this area in 1994 from Clearwater, FL. She was Protestant by faith. She is survived by her sons, Robert, Michael, Patrick and Paul; 4grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
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Phyllis Smithling

September 10, 1932 - October 13, 2017

Phyllis Martina Smithling, 85, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on October 13, 2017 at Oak Hill Hospital. She was born in Syracuse, New York and moved to Florida 20 years ago from Ohio. Phyllis is predeceased by her father and mother, Richard and Martina (Smith) LaVere. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years; Richard Smithling, son; Patrick (Cheryl) Walsh, daughter; Cathy...
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Clara M. SCHNARS

March 8, 1928 - October 7, 2017

SCHNARS, Clara M. (Sperry) 89, formerly of Spring Hill, FL passed away in Safety Harbor, FL on October 7, 2017. She was born in Morristown, NJ. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 71 years, Harris Schnars and her parents, Leslie Sperry and Clara Nichols. She is survived by her children, Virginia Branchfield (Jerry) of Palm Harbor, FL, Wayne Schnars of Dunedin, FL & Debera Cutler ...
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William R. MERSCHEN, Jr.

January 31, 1944 - October 3, 2017

MERSCHEN, William R. Jr. "Billy" 73, of Weeki Wachee, FL, passed away October 3, 2017 surrounded by his wife, Kris; daughters, Lourie, Rita (Kevin), Brenda (Michael), Julie (Rodney), and Megan, in the comfort of his home. Predeceased by his mother, Marie Simmonds, he was a loving husband, amazing father, fun loving grandfather to 14 and the greatest great-grandpa to 12. He was the...
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Mary Howlett

June 17, 1923 - September 28, 2017

Mary Howlett 94, of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She was Baptist by faith and a member of The First Baptist Church of Weeki Wachee Acres. She is survived by one sister, Peg Green of Bradley; niece Peggy Green; nephew, Harv Lockwood; sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Cameron Longbons; nieces and nephews, David, Robert,Mike, and Danny Longbons, Mary Stewart, Carol...
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Gloria Lucinda Ramos

January 9, 1937 - September 27, 2017

Gloria Lucinda Ramos 80, of Spring Hill, passed away on Sept. 27, 2017 at Oak Hill Hospital. She was born in Baltimore, MD and came to this area in 2009 from Arizona. She was Christian by faith. She was a retired Realtor who enjoyed painting and loved butterflies. She was a very social person who loved spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 27 yrs., George;...
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David L. Brosz

January 21, 1945 - September 26, 2017

David L. Brosz 72, of Brooksville, passed away on Sept. 26, 2017 at Oak Hill Hospital. He was born in Jamestown, ND and came to this area from Crete IL. David was a snowbird for 10 yrs. and a permanent resident for 2 yrs. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Spring Hill. He was an avid Disney pin collector and enjoyed travelling especially to Alaska. He is survived by his loving wife of...
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Mary E. DeFelice

November 29, 1942 - September 25, 2017

Mary E. DeFelice 74, of Spring Hill, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2017 while under the care of hospice and her family. She is survived by her sons, Paul and his wife, Debbie and William and his wife, Hulya; 3 grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, and Alexis.
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Angeline Louise Watkins

October 9, 1915 - September 24, 2017

Watkins, Angeline Louise, 101 of Timber Pines, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Howard K. Watkins and brother Clyde Barron. She is survived by sister-in-law Hazel Longton, Trenton, Michigan and several nieces and nephews. No service will be held. Interment will take place at the Michigan National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. She will...
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Donna M. Bradley

December 10, 1941 - September 24, 2017

Donna M. Bradley 75, of Spring Hill, passed away on September 24, 2017. She is survived by her loving family.
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Eleanor Marie Lagonia

September 27, 1928 - September 15, 2017

Mrs. Eleanor Marie Lagonia (née Eleanor Marie Silagyi) died peacefully at her home in Spring Hill on September 15, 2017 in at the age of 89. Eleanor was born to John and Elizabeth Szilagyi in Perth Amboy New Jersey on September 27, 1928. She attended Woodbridge High School and graduated in 1945. She worked for New Jersey Bell Telephone for 25 years. She also worked briefly for Chevron Oil...
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Edna Bezile

May 16, 1931 - September 14, 2017

Edna Bezile 86, of Spring Hill, passed away on Sept. 14, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband, Lyle and daughter, Michelle.
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Shirley Jean McQueary

August 21, 1948 - September 7, 2017

Shirley McQueary 69, Weeki Wachee, passed away on September 7, 2017. She was born in New Jersey and came to this area 45 yrs. ago. She was preceded in death by her husband, Randall; sons, Charles and Joseph Orens. A loving mother survived by her 5 children; 11 grandchildren; brothers; and sisters. She was a wonderful person who enjoyed life and loved her family.
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Jay Leland Hurd

October 12, 1943 - September 6, 2017

Jay Leland Hurd 73, of Spring Hill, passed away on September 6, 2017. He was born in Van Buren, MI and came to this area 30 yrs. ago from Michigan. He enjoyed watching wrestling and was an avid collector. He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Hurd and her companion, Anthony Wright of Weeki Wachee; sons, Jason Hurd and his wife, Jessica of Spring Hill and Jeromy Hurd of Brooksville; numerous...
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Ekaterina Tsoumaris

November 30, 1927 - September 3, 2017

Ekaterina Tsoumaris, 89, of Spring Hill, passed away on September 3, 2017 at her home. She was born in Volos, Greece and came to this area in 1990 from Bayside, NY. She attended and was very devoted to St. George Greek Orthodox Church in New Port Richey. She was a talented seamstress, cook, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an exceptional person to all who knew her. She is survived...
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Patrick J. DeMeco

February 25, 1936 - September 1, 2017

Patrick J. DeMeco 81, of Spring Hill, passed on Sept. 1, 2017 while under the care of hospice and his loving family. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and came to this area 32 yrs ago. He was Catholic by faith. He retired from the NY Police Department. Pat enjoyed golfing, horse racing, boxing (in his younger years he was a golden gloves fighter), and also enjoyed watching football, other sports and...
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Edward G. Redmond aka Redman

March 4, 1934 - August 27, 2017

Edward G. Redmond 83, of Spring Hill, passed on Aug. 27, 2017. He was a Korean ERA Veteran. Survived by two daughters, Julia and Susan, and four grandchildren.
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Edith L. Emsheimer

August 24, 2017

Edith L. Emsheimer 88, passed August 24, 2017. She is survived by her husband Thomas, three children, three grandchildren and one brother. In lieu of flowers to Community United Methodist Church, Massapequa, NY 11758.
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Grace L. WEHNER

August 14, 1930 - August 23, 2017

WEHNER, Grace L. 87, of Spring Hill, passed away on August 23, 2017. daughter, Deborah Shoupe; son, Michael Emerick and his wife Linda; and loving family. Visitation will be August 28 at 10:30 am with a service at 11 am, interment at FL National Cemetery.
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Robert W. LaRose

November 14, 1928 - August 21, 2017

Robert W. LaRose 88, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Aug. 21, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, NY. He was a US Army Veteran. He is survived by his loving wife, Priscilla; daughter, Suzanne and her husband, Gerard; son, Robert; and three beautiful grandchildren, Brittany, J.C., and Amelia. He will be greatly missed.
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Kitty Pesca

May 8, 1925 - August 21, 2017

Kitty Pesca 92, of Spring Hill passed away on Aug. 21, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, NY & came to this area in 1989 from NJ. She was Catholic by faith. She is preceded in death by daughter, Frances Melman; son, Jeffrey Pesca; & grandson, Frank Melman. She is survived by daughter, Valerie Valuri of Spring Hill; son, James Pesca of NJ; 3 grandchildren, Angelina LaCour, Andrea Koehler, & Scott...
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Marline Serba

January 17, 1954 - August 18, 2017

Marline Serba, 63, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on August 18, 2017. Marline is survived by her husband, John; sons, Jason Folds, Adam Serba, and Stephen Serba; brother, J.D Daughterty; several grandchildren and loving family and friends.
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Garnie Johnson

August 5, 1925 - August 18, 2017

Garnie Johnson, 92, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away August 18, 2017. Garnie is survived by his loving wife; Connie, and many family and friends. He will be truly missed.
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Betty L. Dixon

June 13, 1926 - August 11, 2017

Betty L. Dixon 91, of Spring Hill, passed away on August 11, 2017. She is survived by her son, Roger; daughters, Carol and Lori; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
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Terry Lee Bryan

November 15, 1945 - August 3, 2017

Terry Lee Bryan 71, of St. Petesburg, FL passed August 3, 2017. He is survived by his brother; William G. Bryan Jr., Sisters; Joann Wright and Beverly May.
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Kenneth J. Hodgson

July 31, 1922 - August 1, 2017

Kenneth James Hodgson 95,of Spring Hill, passed Aug.1, 2017. He as born in Youngstown, OH & came to this area in 1986. He was a US Army WWII veteran. A life long member of VFW in Hernando Beach & past member of Naturecoast Bridge Club. He enjoyed golfing, dancing, & billards. He was a wonderful artist. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth in 2011.He is survived by daughter, Heather...
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Ursula Kowadlo

November 11, 1924 - July 31, 2017

Ursula Kowadlo 92, of Spring Hill, passed away on July 31, 2017. She is survived by her loving family.
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Jerry M. Oberley

September 20, 1934 - July 29, 2017

Jerry M. Oberley 82, of Spring Hill, passed away on July 29, 2017 at his home. He was born in Springfield, OH and moved to Marion, OH then to Florida in 1986. He was an Elks life member #32 in Marion, OH, Also a member ot the Masonic 32degree York Rite Masonic Bodies for 50 yrs. in Portsmouth, OH and AASR Valley of Columbus, OH. He retired from GTE (Verizon) in 1986. He loved playing golf and...
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