Leta M. Scahill, 90
CITRUS SPRINGS — Leta M. Scahill, 90, a retired contracting officer, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at home.
A native of West Point, Ind., she moved here from Madison, Wis., in 1971. Mrs. Scahill retired from Truax Field Air Force Base, after 27 years of service. She was an active member of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Citrus Springs; member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees; and Royal Neighbors of America.
She is survived by her nephew, George Cook, Madison; and a niece, Jean Deering, Madison.
Fero Funeral Home, Dunnellon, provided information.
Winston D. Seiler, 76
ANTHONY — Winston DeNon Seiler, 76, a retired water and sewer supervisor for city of Ocala, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at home.
A native of Ocala, he was a lifelong resident of Marion County. Mr. Seiler was a member of Berean Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Harryette Y. Seiler, Anthony; daughters, Pamela Seiler, St. Petersburg, Angela S. Powell, Inverness, Patricia Boardman and Regina A. Whitehead, both of Anthony; sons, Winston D. Seiler, Inverness, Troy Seiler and Swain E. Seiler, both of Anthony; sisters, Lois Sclatt, Trenton, Lottie Barrington, Kennesaw, Ga., Hattie M. Kleling, Vero Beach, Nina Leak, Ocala and Laverne Hoover, Lauderdale, Miss.; brothers, Ralph Seiler Jr., Lynne, Norman Seiler, Spartanburg, S.C., and Walter Seiler, Silver Springs; and 14 grandchildren.
Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala, provided information.
Fred W. Sneed, 86
OCALA — Fred W. Sneed, 86, a retired electrician, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A native of Memphis, Tenn., he moved here from Carson, Calif., in 1982. Mr. Sneed was a member of Cosmopolitan Club of Ocala. He was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Sneed, Ocala; daughter, Saundra Daves, Carson; sister, Zenobia Galloway, Chicago and Wilma Jones, Long Beach, Calif.; stepson, Melvin G. Thomas, Rialto, Calif.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Negro College Fund.
Roberts Funeral Home, Downtown Ocala Chapel, provided information.
Stanley C. Shrope Jr., 38
OCALA — Stanley Clyde Shrope Jr. "S.J.", 38, a self-employed automotive restoration specialist, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001.
A native of Easton, Pa., he moved here in 1996.
He is survived by his mother, Mary J. Preston, Easton; and brother, Preston Shrope, Ocala.
Florida Cremation Society, Ocala, provided information.
Dayton D. Smith, 67
BELLEVIEW — Dayton D. Smith, 67, a retired minister for Belleview Church of Christ, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Sylvia's Hospice House.
A native of Whatcom County, Wash., he moved here from Georgia seven years ago. Mr. Smith was a member of Church of Christ.
Survivors include his daughter, Robin Rainer, Lawrenceville, Ga.; son, Craig Smith, Buford, Ga.; brother, Carroll Smith, Searcy, Ark.; sister, Zoe Smith, Oklahoma; and six grandchildren.
National Cremation Society, Fruitland Park, provided information.
Vincent A. Bartolucci, 82
HERNANDO — Vincent A. Bartolucci, 82, a retired business owner, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001.
A native of Cambridge, Mass., he moved here from Burlington, Mass., in 1988. Mr. Bartolucci was owner of Vinny's Television and Radio Service. He was a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, and the Navy Cantonment.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Cristina B. Bartolucci, Hernando; sons, Vincent N. Bartolucci, Nashua, N.H., and Alfred A. Bartolucci, Birmingham, Ala.; daughters, Christine A. LaQuaglia, California and Nancy A. Stetson, Meredith, N.H.; brother, Leo Bartolucci, North Eastham, Mass.; sisters, Theresa Bartolucci, Summerville, Mass., and Adele Bonohomme, Hudson, N.H.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness, provided information.
Wallace Beeson, 67
DUNNELLON — Wallace "Smokey" Beeson, 67, a retired welder, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001.
Mr. Beeson was a native of Pennsylvania. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his daughters, Donna Webber, Dunnellon and Geraldine Delaney, Greenwood Lakes, N.Y.; sister, Nancy Mohr, Dunnellon; and brothers, Leroy Beeson, East Smethport, Pa., Richard Beeson, Fort Worth, Texas, and Walter Beeson Jr., Morriston.
Donald Clayton, 54
OCALA — Donald Clayton, 54, a sales representative for Midwest Hay Inc., died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at Munroe Regional Medical Center.
A native of Miami, he moved here 15 years ago. Mr. Clayton was of Holiness faith.
Survivors include his wife, Sheryl Clayton, Ocala; daughter, Latresa S. Bell, Hollywood; sons, Donald Clayton Jr., Ocala and Ronald Clayton, Hollywood; stepdaughter, Tasha West, Ocala; sisters, Gail Jackson, Miami, Mary L. Barnett, St. Petersburg, Cynita Hamilton, Summerfield and Loraine Cleveland, Tampa; brothers, Richard Clayton, Summerfield, Andrew Shepard, Clearwater, Nathaniel Clayton and Harvey Clayton, both of St. Petersburg, Ronnie Shepard and Logie Williamson, both of Tampa; and six grandchildren.
Summers Funeral Home, Ocala, provided information.
Devon M. David, 51
BALTIMORE — Devon M. David, 51, a residential child psychologist for the Maryland School of the Blind, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001.
A native of Westchester, Pa., he moved to Baltimore from Miami 20 years ago. Mr. David was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his mother, Julia Scarberry, Belleview; stepfather, James Scarberry, Belleview; sons, Brian W. Snow, Christopher David and William David, all of Baltimore; brothers, Troy David, Ocala, Clark David, Summerfield and Jeffry David, Belleview; sisters, Susan Arthur, Summerfield and Tami Rugg, Belleview; and one grandchild.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala, provided information.
John T. Foster, 83
ADVANCE, N.C. — John Taylor Foster, 83, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001.
A native of Davie County, N.C., he was a former resident of Ocala. Mr. Foster was an active member of Yadkin Valley Baptist Church and a member of Oakcrest Baptist Church in Ocala. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl E. Cope, Advance; daughter, Patricia A. Dowell, Indiana; sons, Donald Foster, Advance, Jerry Foster and John A. Foster, both of Florida; sisters, Wilma Boger, Reeds, N.C., and Nola J. Payne, Bethania, N.C.; brothers, Billy C. Foster, Gadson, Ala., Jim Foster, Tyro, N.C., and Alvin G. Foster, Advance; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel, Clemmons, N.C., provided information.
Matilda L. Gardiner, 102
INVERNESS — Matilda Louisa Gardiner, 102, a retired garment inspector, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Mariner Health Care Center of Inverness.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved here nine years ago. Mrs. Gardiner was Methodist.
Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Sadrianna, Inverness; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills, provided information.
James Gummerson Sr., 72
DUNNELLON — James F. "Jim" Gummerson Sr., 72, a retired truck driver, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at his home.
A native of Sussex County, N.J., he moved here in 1996. Mr. Gummerson retired from North New Jersey Transfer, after 20 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Gummerson was Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Jackie Gummerson, Dunnellon; sons, James W. Gummerson, Lake Hopatcong, N.J., James F. Gummerson, Mohegan Lake, N.Y., Brien F. Gummerson, Sparr and Terry Gummerson, Sparrow Bush, N.Y.; daughters, Kay Miller, Titusville, Tina M. Medvitz, Franklin, N.J., Valencia D. Mascaro, Dunnellon and Joanne Mueller, Hopatcong, N.Y.; mother, Margaret L. Begraft, Ocala; brothers, Joseph L. Goble Jr., Ocala and Alfred Gummerson, Sumter, S.C.; sisters, Virginia Dunn, Sparta, N.J., and Joyce Coltelli, Wharton, N.J.; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Fero Funeral Home, Dunnellon, provided information.
George J. Hershberger, 70
OCALA — George J. Hershberger, 70, a retired construction mechanic automotive officer for the U.S. Navy, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Munroe Regional Medical Center.
A native of Johnstown, Pa., he moved here in 1994. Mr. Hershberger was a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Hershberger, Ocala; daughter, Carol Hummel, St. Petersburg; brother, Royal Hersherberger, Stuart; sister, Evelyn Curtis, Ocala; and three grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Bruce East Ocala Chapel, provided information.
Olga M. Horbarenko, 77
CITRUS SPRINGS — Olga M. Horbarenko, 77, a retired nurse, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001.
A native of Lwow, Poland, she moved here from Long Island, N.Y., in 1978. Mrs. Horbarenko was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley J. Horbarenko, who died July 3, 1981.
Survivors include her son, Steven Horbarenko, Tucson; daughter, Christine Rodzevik, Manassas, Va.; sister, Maria Fito, Lviv, Ukraine; and three grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Home, Beverly Hills, provided information.
Charlie Jenkins, 55
OCALA — Charlie Jenkins, 55, a retired carpet layer for Skyline Corporation, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Sylvia's Hospice House.
Mr. Jenkins was a native of Bethlehem. He was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cornelia Jenkins, Ocala; daughter, Chandra Jenkins, Ocala; brothers, Rev. Ezell Patterson, Sarasota and Whitfield Jenkins, Ocala; and two grandchildren.
Summers Funeral Home, Ocala, provided information.
Geri H. Mathewson, 90
OCALA — Geri H. Mathewson, 90, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2001.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved here from Lockport, N.Y., 28 years ago.
Survivors include her sons, Robert Mathewson, Richardson, Texas, James Mathewson, San Diego and Paul Mathewson, Park City, Utah; daughter, Donna Mathewson, Pasadena, Calif.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Jennings-Archway Chapel, Ocala, provided information.