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Hernando County, Florida Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Hernando County, Florida Obituary Collection - 88

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Date: Sunday, 3 July 2011, at 2:54 p.m.

Marcella M. Gross, 82, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2006, at her home. She moved to this area 14 years ago from her native Chicago, Ill.
Ms. Gross was an administrative assistant for a law firm and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her close friends.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Cortez Boulevard Chapel, Brooksville.

Matthew "Matt" S. Castimore, 46, of Inverness, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, in Naples. He was born in Denville, N.J., and moved to this area six years ago from Atlantic City, N.J.
Mr. Castimore was an engineer for Pen Power Company, Tampa, and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his daughter, Julia L. Castimore of Palm Harbor; a brother, Dwight Castimore of San Diego, Calif.; and three sisters, Sharon Nordberg of Raleigh, N.C., and Gail Castimore and Alison Hicinbothem, both of Rockaway, N.J.
Arrangements by Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.

Lera M. Stefanini, 84, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006. She was born in Buffalo, Ill., and moved to this area 26 years ago from Boston, Mass.
Mrs. Stefanini was formerly employed in a New York City shipyard as one of the infamous "Rosy the Riveters" supporting the domestic war effort. After the war, she was a senior purchasing specialist at Cramer Electronics in the Boston area. After moving to Brooksville, she was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and its Altar & Rosary Society, and was also a volunteer at the Daystar Life Center.
Survivors include her husband, Edward; three sons, Paul, Victor and Tony; two daughters, Pamela James and Linda Sohn; a brother, Gene Lera; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Donald Backus, 86, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 at Oak Hill Hospital. He was born in New Straitsville, Ohio, and moved to this area 19 years ago from Barbarton, Ohio.
Mr. Backus retired from Bridgestone/Firestone after 35 years of service. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the VFW, Loyal Order of Moose, AARP and Forest Oaks Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jennie "Jean"; a son, Donald Thomas of Pensacola; a brother, Ernest of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Della Harris of Barbarton; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Cortez Boulevard Chapel, Brooksville.

John S. “Jack’ Jordan, 85, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Sunday, March 26, 2006. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Florida from Claysville, Pa.
Mr. Jordan retired from Verizon after 39 years of service in management in Pennsylvania and Florida. He was a World War II U.S. Seabees veteran, a member of the Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shrine, all in Pennsylvania, and a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include a daughter, Candace Catheline of Warren, Ohio; a son, John P. of Romona, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Hudson.

Deborah Ann Luca, 51, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., and moved to this area 10 years ago from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mrs. Luca was a property manager and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her husband, John M.; a son, John J. of Spring Hill; a daughter, Lyndsay of Spring Hill; two brothers, John Nicolazzi of San Antonio, Texas, and Francesco A. Nicolazzi III of Long Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Victoria C. Collins of Lakeland and Caterina I. Goldberg of Spring Hill; and a granddaughter.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Nadine “GG” Lorenzi, 84, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in Brooksville. She was born in Franklin, Kan., and moved to Florida 33 years ago from Detroit, Mich.
Ms. Lorenzi was a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Warren and Christine “Cookie” Teusch, both of Brooksville, and Karon Matt of Detroit; a sister, Josephine Worden of Spring Hill; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Hudson.

Marie A. Schuchardt, 92, of Brooksville, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at her home. She was born in Queens, N.Y., and moved to this area 17 years ago from Port Charlotte.
Mrs. Schuchardt was a bank teller for Franklin National Bank, Long Island, N.Y., for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Henry W. III; two daughters, Mary Ann LeFresne of Brooksville and Gloria Dixon of Port Charlotte; a son, Henry W. IV of Brooksville; a sister, Mildred Reid of Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, U.S. 19 Chapel, Spring Hill.

Dorothy B. Kornblum, 88, of High Point, Brooksville, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Oak Hill Hospital. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and moved to Florida 32 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio.
Mrs. Kornblum was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard D.; and a niece, Cindy.
Arrangements by Grace Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, U.S. 19, Hudson.

Donald Wilbur Mikkelsen, 69, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 3, 2006 at home. He was born in Muskegon, Mich., and moved to this area two years ago from Albany, N.Y.
Mr. Mikkelsen was a retired chemist for General Electric with 30 years of service, a U.S. Army veteran, a representative to the Troy Annual Conference, a past lay person, superintendent, treasurer and Sunday school teacher for the United Methodist Church, Voorheesville, N.Y., and also participated in services at nursing homes in Voorheesville.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Glen of Albany, N.Y., and Douglas of Orlando; three stepsons, Donald Brown of Albany, Mark Brown of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Scott Brown of Providence, R.I.; a stepdaughter, Kathy Fahy of Boynton Beach; three brothers, Dick of Jackson, Mich., Norman of Montague, Mich., and David of Seneca, S.C.; a sister, Mary Jacobs of Montague; a grandson; eight stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandson.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, U.S. 19 Chapel, Spring Hill.

Gertrude C. Lynch, 78, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Oak Hill Hospital. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., and moved to this area 20 years ago from Fort Meade, N.J.
Ms. Lynch was a homemaker and an Episcopalian by faith.
Survivors include a son, James of East Falmouth, Mass.; a daughter, Karen Lynch of Greensboro, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Mariner Boulevard Chapel, Spring Hill.

Maurine L. Barnett, 96, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at an assisted living facility, Brooksville. She was born in Moline, Ill., and moved to this area several years ago.
Mrs. Barnett was a secretary for American Water Works and a member of Brooksville Christian Church.
She is survived by her niece, Vivian Heisserer of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.

Katherine G. Bolner, 76, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Unit, Chatman Boulevard, Brooksville. She was born in New Cumberland, W.Va., and moved to this area 25 years ago from Weirton, W.Va.
Ms. Bolner was a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include three sons, Louis “Butch” Pulice and Larry Pulice, both of Brooksville, and Chuck Bolner of Ohio; a sister, Grace Yoho of Weirton; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville Chapel.

Tracey W. Bogert, 43, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Unit, Chatman Boulevard, Brooksville. She was born in Neptune, N.J., and moved to this area a year ago from Keystone Heights.
Mrs. Bogert was a produce manager for Winn-Dixie and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Vazzana; a son, Michael R. Tillis of Brick, N.J.; her mother and father, Arlene and Rex Hill of Spring Hill; and a sister, Karen Jones of Altamonte Springs.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, U.S. 19 Chapel, Spring Hill.

Joseph W. Condron, 79, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Unit, Chatman Boulevard, Brooksville. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area 20 years ago from St. Petersburg.
Mr. Condron retired after 30 years of service from the Veterans Administration. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a decorated sailor for the U.S. Navy Armed Guard. He recently became a life member of Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 where he was a bingo caller and volunteer for 20 years. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; four sons, Tim and John, both of St. Petersburg, Bill of Brooksville and Steve of Clearwater; two daughters, Maureen Condron and Linda Condron, both of Clearwater; two stepdaughters, Debbie and Elaine Parfitt; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Cortez Boulevard Chapel, Brooksville.

Sylvia Rodriguez, 74, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. She was born in New York, N.Y., and moved to this area 13 years ago.
Mrs. Rodriguez was an elementary schoolteacher and reading specialist. She attended Hunter College and Hofstra College, and was a Christian by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Wilfred; two sons, William Rodriguez of New York and Phillip Rodriguez of Spring Hill; a daughter, Darcy Rodriguez of Brewster, N.Y.; a sister, Elba Cabrera of New York; and a granddaughter.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Commercial Way, Spring Hill Chapel.

Patricia A. LaBrake, 80, of Masaryktown, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. She was born in Gloversville, N.Y., and moved to this area 36 years ago from Broadalbin, N.Y.
Ms. LaBrake was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Masaryktown.
Survivors include her stepson, Henry LaBrake of Schenectady, N.Y.; a nephew, Robert Graham of Gloversville; a brother-in-law, Richard Graham of Johnstown, N.Y.; and several other nephews and nieces.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Cortez Boulevard Chapel, Brooksville.

Patricia Jordan, 77, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. She moved to this area 20 years ago from her native Chicago, Ill.
Ms. Jordan was a retired secretary and a member of the Brookridge Woman’s, Garden and Illinois clubs.
Survivors include two stepsons, Cushman Jordan III of Brooksville and William Jordan of Clay, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Barbara Preston of Bridgeman, Mich.; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Cortez Boulevard Chapel, Brooksville.

John L. Vanik, 88, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 10, 2006 at his home. He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 30 years ago.
Mr. Vanik was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Chicago Teamsters Local 705, VFW Post 10209, Brooksville, Society of 3rd Infantry Division Outpost 7, Virginia, and St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan Robinett of Brooksville and Carol Simpson of Plainfield, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Janet Vanik; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville Chapel.

Margaret Webster, 76, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 3, 2006 at her home. She was born in New Brunswick, N.J., and moved to this area 19 years ago from Upper Black Eddy, Pa.
Mrs. Webster was a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her husband, George; two sons, George M. of Sarasota and Richard D. of Jarrettsville, Md.; a sister, Lillian Zazenski of North Carolina; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel, Spring Hill.

William Burton Gehrke, 72, of Hudson, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. He was born in Reading, Pa., and moved to this area from Warren, Mich.
Mr. Gehrke was a Korean conflict U.S. Army veteran and a Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include four sons, Kevin of Spring Hill, Barry of Hudson, Larry of Colorado and Bill of Florida; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes & Crematory, Spring Hill Chapel.

Helen “Baba” Ratkovich, 80, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 3, 2006 at Oak Hill Hospital. She was born in Midland, Pa., and moved to this area 29 years ago from Ohioville, Pa.
Mrs. Ratkovich was a past member of the Serbian Sisters, Midland, VFW Post 10209 Women’s Auxiliary, Spring Hill, and Hernando City Crime Watch, and was Eastern Orthodox by faith.
Survivors include four daughters, Patricia DeFina of Plainsboro, N.J., Joanne Dimitt of Moon Township, Pa., Barbara Service of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Elaine Kleinhans of Aripeka; a sister, Mary Sorenson of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; a brother, Dan Menich of Aliquippa, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes & Crematory, Spring Hill Chapel.

Richard J. Coleman Jr., 52, of Brooksville, died Monday, April 3, 2006 at Shands at University of Florida, Gainesville. He moved to this area 25 years ago from his native St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Coleman was a painting contractor.
Survivors include his father, Richard; his stepmother, Judith of Weeki Wachee; his fiancé, Carol Handa-Dobis; a daughter, Tricia Coleman of Florida; a sister, Diana Hohimer of Aripeka; four stepbrothers, Scott Widla of Georgia, Mark Widla of Ohio, and Chris Wilda and Todd Widla, both of Spring Hill; a stepsister, Heather Widla of Spring Hill; a nephew; and a niece.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Cortez Boulevard Chapel, Brooksville.

Philip F. Lefavi, 78, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 3, 2006 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Unit, Chatman Boulevard, Brooksville. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area 17 years ago from Dix Hills, N.Y.
Mr. Lefavi was a past member of the Sons of Italy and the Bocce Club at Delta Woods Park, both of Spring Hill, a U.S. Army veteran, and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Madeline; a son, Philip Lefavi of Dix Hills; a daughter, Christine Hermanowski of Smithtown, N.Y.; a brother, Frank Lefavi of Queens, N.Y.; a sister, Josephine Romeo of Oyster Bay, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes & Crematory, Spring Hill Chapel.

Russell Freeman Weddle, 82, of Spring Hill, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Unit, Chatman Boulevard, Brooksville.
He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and moved to this area 10 years ago from Harlingen, Texas. He was a retired accountant for a pharmaceutical company, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Indiana Club, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine M.; two daughters, Denise Walsh of Longboat Key and Linda Humke of Boca Raton; two sisters, Rut Przystup of Port Charlotte and Rosemary Weddle of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Mariner Boulevard Chapel, Spring Hill.

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