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Our Obituaries

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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Phillip MURRAY

August 25, 1941 - July 28, 2017

MURRAY, Phillip 75, passed July 28, 2017. Survived by his wife, Sherra; daughter, Latisha; son, Scott; 5 stepchildren, Douglas, Danny, Stoney, Ronda, Melanie.
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Edward C. Sidebotham

April 22, 1952 - July 25, 2017

Edward C. Sidebotham 65, of Lutz, passed away on July 25, 2017. He was born in England and came to this area 20 yrs. ago. He loved to play golf and poker. He is survived by his 2 brothers, William Marsall Sidebotham of TN and Christopher Green Sidebotham of NY; companion, Dianne Bennett of Spring Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
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Sue DeVico

October 23, 1930 - July 13, 2017

Sue DeVico, 86, passed away July 13, 2017. She was born on October 23, 1930 in Staten Island, New York the daughter of Mario and Pauline (Sarcone) Abatiello. Sue is survived by her loving husband, Dan and loving family. A Memorial Service will be held July 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at 4450 Commercial Way in the Brewer Chapel.
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Alba O. Valentino

October 16, 1921 - July 10, 2017

Alba O Valentino, 95, of Scottsdale AZ, previously residing in Carlsbad, CA, Springhill, FL and Garnerville, NY, passed away on Monday July 10, 2017. There will be a funeral mass on Thursday July 13th at 11am at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Parish officiated by Father Thomas. Visitation will begin at 10am. The church is located at 6221 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ. Interment and a graveside...
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Lisa S. Matthews

July 26, 1968 - July 6, 2017

Lisa S. Matthews 48, of Spring Hill, passed away on July 6, 2017. She is survived by her mother Beverly Stephens.
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Margaret Cushmeyer

January 10, 1933 - July 5, 2017

Margaret Cushmeyer 84, of Spring Hill, passed away on July 5, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Sr. She is survived by her 4 children, Arthur Jr., Barbara Cushmeyer, Carol Opalka, and Diane Burnejko; and 5 great-grandchildren.
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Elizabeth Copeland

October 19, 1918 - June 30, 2017

Elizabeth Copeland 98, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on June 30, 2017. She is survived by her loving family.
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John C. Griffiths

May 25, 1935 - June 28, 2017

John C. Griffiths 82, of Spring Hill, passed on June 28, 2017. He is survived by his loving family.
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Richard Price

November 29, 1951 - June 25, 2017

Richard Price 65, of Brooksville, passed away on June 25, 2017. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Michelle Kalman, Heather Price and Shauna Price and 5 grandchildren.
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William (Billy Van) Van Istendal

June 7, 1968 - June 22, 2017

William (Billy Van) Van Istendal 49, of Spring Hill, FL, entered the Lord's loving embrace on June 22, 2017. He is proceeded in death by his brother, Larry. He is survived by his loving parents, Robert and Connie Van Istendal; sisters, Antoinette Poskitt, Roberta Cook (Scott); son, Brian Lambeth; also survived by Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and cousins. Billy will be truly missed.
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Eva I Benton

June 4, 1920 - June 22, 2017

Eva I Benton 97, of Spring Hill, passed away on June 22, 2017. She was born in Farmington, WV. She was catholic by faith. She was a member of the Ladies Auxilary of the Lions Club. Eva is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Benton, Jr. and daughter, Carole Ferraro. She is survived by her son, Arthur Benton, III of AZ; daughter, Joan Larson of FL; sisters, Anna Fiamengo and Helen...
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Noeleen Pasqua

December 11, 1944 - June 17, 2017

Noeleen Pasqua 72, of Hudson, passed away on June 17, 2017 at Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point Hospital. She was born in Queens, NY. She graduated from Molloy Catholic College for women with Bachelor of Arts in Education and Suny Stony Brook Mtn. a Masters Degree. She taught kindergarden at William Floyd School. She worked for the District in NY for over 30 yrs. and sat as chairman of...
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Lucille P Price-Jefferson

March 12, 1946 - June 14, 2017

Lucille Person Price-Jefferson 71, of Weeki Wachee, FL passed away on June 14, 2017. She was born March 12, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA. In Lucille's earlier years she used to be a case worker for public welfare and has a Bachelors degree. Luicille is predeceased by her father Ulysses Price and mother Elenor King. Lucille is survived by her loving husband Glenn K. Jefferson and loving family.
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Joseph E. Hepp, III

September 3, 1955 - June 14, 2017

Joseph E. Hepp, III 61, of Spring Hill, passed away on June 14, 2017 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Kristen and Lauren; son, Joseph; mother, Anne Hepp; 2 brothers, Walter and Mark (Cindy); and 5 nieces and nephews.
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Steven Glenn Willard, Sr.

April 24, 1964 - June 10, 2017

Steven Glenn Willard Sr. 53, of Weeki Wachee, FL passed away on June 10, 2017. He was born April 24, 1964 in Worcester, MA. Steve is predeceased by his father George Willard. Steve is survived by his mother Janice Fetter, Sons Ryan Glenn Willard and Steven Glenn Willard Jr., brothers Glenn and Scott Willard, Sisters in law Nichol and Patti Willard, amazing girlfriend Debbie Sparks and loving...
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John F. Gilmor

October 22, 1948 - June 7, 2017

John F. Gilmor 68, of Spring Hill, passed away on June 7, 2017. He is survived by his son, James of Tampa; and loving family.
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Donald J. Lancelot

April 1, 1929 - June 6, 2017

Donald J. Lancelot 88, of Spring Hill, passed away on June 6, 2017. He is survived by 3 daughters and loving family. He will be greatly missed.
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Gilberte H. Bottomley-Whited

August 10, 1921 - June 5, 2017

Gilberte H. Bottomley-Whited 95, of Spring Hill, passed away on June 5, 2017 at Regional Medical Center of Bayonet Pointe. She was born in Quebec, Canada and came to this area in 2002 from Davenport. She was Catholic by faith. She is survived by her son, Bruce Bottomley (Jenna) of Sacremento, CA; daughter, Denise Bowers (Duane) of Spring Hill; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 9...
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James D. "Jim" Niemynski

September 18, 1950 - June 4, 2017

James D. "Jim" Niemynski 66, of Spring Hill, passed away on June 4, 2017 at Oak Hill Hospital. He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and came to this area 10 yrs ago from Chicago, Illinois. He was a US Navy Veteran. He is survived by his son, Nathan Niemynski; 2 grandchildren; mother, Ruth Pierson; and 4 siblings, Thomas Niemynski of PA, Anita Clark of PA, Lisa Niemynski Melott of Kyle, TX, and...
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Patrick Edward Mockler

July 26, 1953 - June 3, 2017

Patrick Edward Mockler 63, of Weeki Wachee, passed away at his home. He was born in Jamaica, NY and came to this area in 1982. He loved riding motorcycles, listening to music, playing the banjo and drums, baseball, football and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Barbara Mockler; brothers, William Mockler Jr. and Timothy Mockler. He is survived by...
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Carol H. Gribulis

August 30, 1954 - June 3, 2017

Carol H. Gribulis 62, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on June 3, 2017. She was born in Amityville, NY and came to this area in 2004 from Crystal Beach, FL. She is survived by her mother, Beryl Hardwick of Spring Hill, FL; brother, Ralph Hardwick, Jr of Scottsdale, AZ; and niece, Donna of Shirley, NY. She will be greatly missed.
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Michael John Shilosky

December 17, 1931 - May 29, 2017

Michael John Shilosky 85, of Spring Hill, passed on May 29, 2017. He served in the United Sates Marine Corps.
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Michael Kempski

September 19, 1942 - May 27, 2017

Michael Kempski 74, of Spring Hill, passed away on May 27, 2017. He was born in Chicago IL and came to this area 13 yrs. ago from Chicago, IL, where he owned and operated MK & Associates, a printing company. Michael was a troop leader in Boy Scouts and Indian Princesses with his son and daughters. He was trained in martial arts and loved playing cards. He is preceded in death by his parents,...
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Barnett M. "Barney" Ancelitz

June 24, 1927 - May 23, 2017

Barnett M. "Barney" Ancelitz 89, of Spring Hill, passed away on May 23, 2017. He was born in New Haven, CT and came to this area 81/2 yrs. ago from Washington, DC. He loved following the stock market, watching old movies, and reading. He is survived by his loving wife, Margarita; daughter, Sandra Anceleitz; son, Jerome Anceleitz; and granddaughter, Alya.
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Michele Stone

April 26, 1971 - May 18, 2017

Michele Stone 46, of Key West,FL, passed away on May 18, 2017. She lived most of her life in Key West. Michele fought a courageous battle with multiple illnesses for many years. She is preceded in death by her brother Eric. She is survived by her parents, Dennis and Nancy Stone; 3 children, Monica Boyd of Spring Hill, and Blake Boyd of Spring Hill; grandchildren, Jayden and Zya; brother,...
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William R. Larkin

December 10, 1932 - May 17, 2017

William R. Larkin 84, of Spring Hill, passed away on May 17, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 54 yrs. of marriage, Donna; 1 brother, Ronald; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Frances A. Gauthier

August 27, 1933 - May 8, 2017

Frances A. Gauthier 83, of Weeki Wachee, passed on May 8, 2017. She was born in Holyoke, Mass.. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Gauthier Sr. She is survived by her 3 children, Donna Rios and husband Jose from Georgia, Arlene Guntor and husband Joe; and Robert (Bob) Jr and wife Sue from Ma.; She also has 8 grandchildren, Kristin, Tim, Sarah, Angela, Robert, Christina,...
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Dolores M. Dowlan

October 31, 1930 - May 7, 2017

Dolores M. Dowlan 86, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on May 7, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband John R. and daughters, Diane Stehr and Karen Garrison. She is survived by her daughter Patti Lynn Miller (Mike); grandchildren, Michael A. Pannucci (Kelly); Jessica Lynn Pannucci; David Garrison; great-grandchild Harper Rose Pannucci; brother Edwin R. King (Fran); sister Janet C....
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Jacqueline M. Morris

May 3, 1939 - May 4, 2017

Jacqueline M. Morris 78, of Hernando Beach, FL, passed away May 4, 2017 while under the care of Hospice and family. She was born on May 3, 1939, the daughter of William and Romaine Messenkop of Lancaster, PA., Jacqueline was an honor student of Solanco High School, Quarryville, PA. graduating in 1955, at the age of 16, and thereafter began her career as a Graphic Artist in the design department...
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Rayma Christine (Gerringer) Henretty

April 12, 1925 - May 2, 2017

Henretty, Rayma Christine Gerringer, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, FL, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Rayma was born in Sigel, PA on April 12, 1925. She graduated from Bradford High School, Bradford, PA, as a member of the Class of 1943. Following high school graduation she worked as a bookkeeper in Bradford and then Canisteo, NY when her family relocated. Rayma was preceded in...
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Audrie A. Suslik

May 13, 1938 - May 1, 2017

Audrie A. Suslik 78, of Spring Hill, passed away on May 1, 2017 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. She was born in Dayton, OH. Audrie is survived by her loving husband John P. Suslik and her loving family.
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Roland Norman Thurston, Jr.

January 26, 1940 - April 29, 2017

Roland Norman Thurston, Jr. 77, of Spring Hill, passed away on April 29, 2017 at HPH Hospice Sturgill Care Center in Brooksville. He was born in Camden, NJ and came to FL 3 yrs. ago. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Thurston & parents, Roland Sr. and Edna Thurston. He is survived by his daughters, Karen (Chet) Paolini and Kimberly (John) Aceto; son, Scott (Christine) Thurston; and...
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Paul Watkins

March 29, 1941 - April 21, 2017

Paul Watkins, 76, passed away April 21, 2017. He was born in Columbus, OH and moved here 6 years ago from Palm Harbor. Paul is retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. He loved flying so much that he had his private pilot's license. He also loved working with his hands, woodworking and building things. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Susan. 2 sons Richard and Joseph Watkins. 2...
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Ethelyn B. Stephens

October 5, 1921 - April 19, 2017

Ethelyn B. Stephens 95, of Spring Hill, passed away on April 19, 2017 while under the care of HPH Hospice. She was born in NH and came to this area 3 yrs. ago. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Stephens of FL; son, Kenneth Fales ; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
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Marsha Charuk

September 11, 1941 - April 17, 2017

Marsha Charuk, 75, passed away April 17, 2017. She was born in Pleasanton, Kansas on September 11, 1941 the daughter of Marshall and Marjorie (Mitchell) Hoag. Predeceased by her husband, Zennon and son, Marshall. She is survived by her loving daughter Tara Wright; grandson, Austin Wright; 2 sisters, Nancy Hoag and Penny Bucher and loving family and friends.
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Eugene R. Failla, Jr.

June 23, 1944 - April 15, 2017

Eugene R. Failla, Jr. 72, of Weeki Wachee, passed on April 15, 2017 at Oak Hill Hospital. He was born in NJ and came to this area 19 yrs. ago. He was a retired deputy chief from the city of Hoboken Fire Department. He proudly served in the US Navy & the Coast Guard. Eugene also taught music & loved playing the piano. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Sr. & Ronnie Frisco & brother,...
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Yolanda Watt

November 7, 1922 - April 15, 2017

Yolanda Watt 94, of Spring Hill, passed on April 15, 2017 while under the care of HPH Hospice. She is survived by her loving family.
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Dorothy S. Carter

September 5, 1922 - April 9, 2017

Dorothy S. Carter 94, passed away on April 9, 2017. She is survived by daughter, Carolyn Car-ter, daughter-in-law, Carolyn Edwards, grandsons, Edward McTighe, Robert and Andrew Carter, great-grandson Matthew Carter.
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Kevin F. Zaneski

January 19, 1960 - April 8, 2017

Kevin F. Zaneski 57, of Weeki Wachee, passed on April 8, 2017 at his home. He is survived by his daughters, Laura & Christine Zaneski; sisters, Karen, Geraldine & Debbie; & grandchild, Athena.
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Kimberly Owens

December 2, 1959 - April 2, 2017

Kimberly Owens 57, of Spring Hill, passed away on April 2, 2017 at her home. She is survived by her loving family and friends.
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Gerald Harrison Fayette

February 28, 1941 - March 29, 2017

Gerald Harrison Fayette 76, of Spring Hill, passed away on March 29, 2017. He was born in Syracuse, NY and came to this area 15 yrs. ago from NY. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 yrs., Crescencia; 4 children, Gina Sherlock (Stuart) of West Monroe, NY, Dorothy Fayette of Port Richey, FL, Gerald Fayette, Jr. of Spring Hill, FL, and Michele Fayette of Homosassa, FL; 4 grandchildren, Matthew...
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Barbara E. Clark

February 13, 1922 - March 26, 2017

Barbara E. Clark 95, of Hernando Beach, passed away on March 26, 2017. She is survived by her loving family.
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Bernard "Bernie" Mitchell

August 12, 1952 - March 24, 2017

Mitchell, Bernard "Bernie" Paul 64, of Spring Hill, passed away on March 24, 2017. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Watson); Cherished son of the late Fran and Bea Mitchell; Loving father of Patrick Fond; brother of the late William (Pat McCarthy), Margaret (the late Dan) Hunter, the late Marie (the late Mitch) Povsner, the late Eileen Buchmann, Thomas (Margaret) Mitchell, Patricia Zerkis, John ...
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Betty H. Beckham

July 22, 1924 - March 20, 2017

Betty H. Beckham 92 of Brooksville FL. Passed away on Monday March 20, 2017. She is preceded in death by Her parents Thomas & Ruth Hall, Husbands Wyman E. Newberg & Ross A. Beckham JR., 3 Sons Terry, David & Craig Newberg and brother in law Eric F. Plunk. She is survived by her sister Tommie H. Plunk, 7 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren & 1 Great Great Grandchild. Among countless other...
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Edward Guerrini

February 27, 1941 - March 17, 2017

Edward Guerrini 76, of Spring Hill, passed away on March 17, 2017. He is survived by his loving family.
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Maryann McCourt

August 17, 1947 - March 17, 2017

Maryann McCourt 69, of Spring Hill passed away on March 17, 2017. She is survived by her loving family.
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Byron Ruble

July 24, 1938 - March 13, 2017

Byron Ruble 78, of Spring Hill, passed away on March 13, 2017 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. He was born in Akron OH and lived in North Canton. He came to FL 4 yrs. ago from Roanoke VA. He was a US Army Veteran and an avid golfer. He is preceded in death by his son, Scott and brother, Tom. He is survived by his wife, Carole of Spring Hill; daughter, Julie Prevenslik (Allen) of Canal...
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Ann Kraus

August 7, 1930 - March 6, 2017

Ann Kraus 86, of Spring Hill, FL passed away on March 6, 2017. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA and came to this area 9 yrs. ago from South Florida. She was a CNA who had a magical way of comforting and supporting her patients and her own family members in times of need. Ann loved cats and enjoyed horse racing and gambling. She is survived by 3 children, William (Barbara) Kraus of Pittsburgh,...
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Lula M. Hale

May 10, 1927 - March 4, 2017

Lula M. Hale 89, of Saginaw, Michigan (formerly of Spring Hill FL) passed away on March 4, 2017 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was born in Williston, FL and came to Florida in 1982 from Saginaw, Michigan. She was Baptist by faith and enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, and gardening. She is predeceased by her husband Jay Hale and daughter Marilyn Kindle. She is Survived by her children, Margaret...
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Elaine Preston

July 27, 1927 - March 1, 2017

Elaine Preston,89, passed away on 3/1/2017 at HPH Hospice, Sturgill Care Center. She was born in Shickshinny,PA,but embarked on the life of a military wife, after meeting her husband to be, Albert, on New Year's Eve,1947. They moved to FL in the early nineteen eighties following his retirement from the USAF. Throughout his various military assignments, both in the USA and abroad,she was always...
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ERIC LEO STONE

July 8, 1974 - March 1, 2017

STONE, ERIC LEO 42, of Key West Fl. passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2017. in Ocala, Fl. He was born and raised in Key West. Following in his grandfather,Hershel Leo Thompson, footsteps he was at one point a commercial fisherman, commercial truck driver, electrician depending on where he lived . Eric is survived by his parents, Dennis and Nancy Stone of Weeki Wachee, Fl; 7 children: Twins...
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Miguel Angel Bermudez

June 8, 1933 - March 1, 2017

Miguel Angel Bermudez 83, of Spring Hill, passed away on March 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Eva; 5 children; 6 grandchildren; and 8 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help cover cost of funeral expenses.
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Frank Herman Armstrong

September 9, 1938 - February 28, 2017

Frank Armstrong 78, of Spring Hill (formerly of Homosassa), passed away on Feb. 28, 2017 at HPH Hospice. He was born in Olean, NY to Helen & Sherman Armstrong both deceased of Portville, NY & came to FL 20 yrs. ago. He was Methodist by faith & a US Air Force Veteran. He is survived by his wife of 24 yrs., Jane; daughter, Tracy (Edward); son, Frank D; 7 grandchildren, Brittany, Jake, Nicholas,...
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Richard A LITTLE

December 19, 1945 - February 28, 2017

LITTLE, Richard A., 71, of Weeki Wachee passed on 2- 28-2017, at his home under the care of his family & Hospice. He was born in Hudson, MI & moved to FL in 1985, from MI. Richard enjoyed working on cars & woodworking. Predeceased by his son, Richard Little Jr & brother, Amos Lee Deck, he is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pamala of Weeki Wachee, FL; 5 children: Renee Young of GA, Stefanie...
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Linda Becker

November 27, 1958 - February 27, 2017

Linda Becker 58, of Spring Hill, passed away on Feb. 27, 2017. She is preceded in death by her brother, Dennis. She is survived by her husband, John of Spring Hill; daughter, Nichole Holley; parents, Kenneth and Doris Estepp; 3 siblings, Kenny, Debbie, and Joyce; and 2 grandchildren, Johnathan and Alyssa.
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Caroline GENOVA

February 2, 1922 - February 25, 2017

GENOVA, Caroline 95, of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Wolcott, CT, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Genova. Caroline was born in Greensburg, PA February 2, 1922, daughter of the late James and Maria Testa. Before moving to Florida, she worked at Uniroyal Footwear Division in Naugatuck, CT. She is survived by her daughter, Adeline (Howard)...
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James Edward Evans

December 21, 1934 - February 23, 2017

James Edward Evans 82, of Spring Hill, passed on Feb. 23, 2017. He was born in Richwood, WV and is survived by his companion, Barbara and loving family.
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Francis L. Avey, Jr.

May 25, 1936 - February 21, 2017

Francis L. Avey, Jr. 80, of Spring Hill, FL, passed away following a courageous battle with cancer. Born to Lillian (Ferris) and Francis L. Avey, Sr. in Boston MA in 1936. He attended schools in Lewiston, Maine and the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. He also served in the US Army for 2 yrs. He married Carolyn Campbell in 1966. His career was spent teaching in Maine and Virginia. He later...
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John George DeRussy

January 28, 1969 - February 19, 2017

DeRUSSY John George DeRussy, Jr., 48, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017, after a brief illness. Born in Ft. Lauderdale to John George and Suellen Husted DeRussy, the family moved to his father's native New Orleans, where he spent his early years. John George was a graduate of Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, earning a bachelor's degree in Business. His passion to have his own business...
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Phyllis Ruth Kent

January 27, 1933 - February 13, 2017

Phyllis Ruth Kent, 84, of Brooksville, FL went to be with the Lord on February 13, 2017. Phyllis was born on January 27, 1933 in Utica, NY to Joseph and Eunice Grob Kent. She graduated Cum Laude from Holland Patent High School in 1950. She went to Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, MA graduating in 1955 with a major in biology. She then put herself through nursing school in Stoneham...
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Ann Werschin

July 27, 1925 - February 13, 2017

Werschin, Ann 91, of Spring Hill, passed away on Feb. 13, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband, Arnold and loving family.
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