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Esther Alexander

Esther L Alexander, 88, Beverly Hills, FL
Esther L. Alexander, 88, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at home on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Esther was born on March 23, 1930 and came to Citrus County 20 years ago from Keuka Park, NY. Prior to retirement she worked as a waitress and attended the Family Fellowship Church in Beverly Hills, FL. During the spring time and at holidays, Esther sang with a group that would perform at nursing homes. When she lived in New York, she would visit nursing homes in Penn Yan for 25 years providing hair care to the residents. She loved shopping, was a great Mom and enjoyed being with her family. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 47 years, William Lee Alexander; children: Kenneth Walters and wife Denise, of Bath, NY, Jeffrey Walters and wife Nancy, of Bath, NY, Karen Russell and husband Paul of Beverly Hills, FL, Linda Soles and husband Thomas of Hernando, FL, Suzanne Lebans and husband Mark of Queens Creek, AZ, Rick Alexander and wife Carol Toutant of Pepper Pike, OH, Barry Alexander of Penn Yan, N.Y., and Keith Alexander and wife Lynn of Atlanta, GA; 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Timothy Soles in 2008, her brother Ernest, and sisters: Erma, Emma, Georgia, Reva and Wilma. A Celebration of Esther’s Life will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM from The Path Ministries, Family Fellowship Church in Beverly Hills, with Stewart Jamison, officiating. Esther will be laid to rest at a later date at the Oak Knoll Cemetery in Keuka Park, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Path of Citrus County, 27 S. Melbourne Street, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Cremation care arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Loren Armstrong

Loren D Armstrong, 71, Inverness, FL
Loren Doyle Armstrong, age 71, of Inverness, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Loren was born to the late Loren Ray and Veda Marcine (West) Armstrong in Enid, OK on November 10, 1947. A Christian by faith, he earned two Doctorate degrees in Divinity and went on to share the Lord’s word as a pastor in Arkansas, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. On June 30th, 1966 he married Donna (Badger) with whom he shared 52 years of loving marriage. Loren and Donna made Citrus County their home after relocating from Irvine, KY in 1996. He was an extremely talented singer and Elvis impersonator. Loren was the manager of the 24K Gold Music Show for 15 years and had toured and presented the show in venues all over the state of Florida. Hobbies he enjoyed was a part-time travel agent which gave him and his wife the opportunity to take 77 cruises together over the years. They visited many beautiful destinations but, Belize was their all time favorite destination as it completely “stole their hearts”. In addition to his loving wife Donna, those left to mourn Loren’s passing include his son, Denny and his wife Marlene of Homosassa, FL; daughter, Tammy Ewry and her husband Tim of Inverness, FL; sister, Janelle Myers and her husband Delbert of Belize; grandchildren: David, Roxanna, Matthew, Lauren, Melissa; and one great granddaughter that is on the way. Loren was preceded in death by granddaughter, Courtney Ewry in 1992. Per his request and final wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jacqueline Asher

Jacqueline L Asher, 80, Citrus Springs, FL
Jacqueline Leah Asher, age 80, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at her home while surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Jacqueline was born on January 25, 1939 in Lainsgburg, MI to the late Naaman Elden and Theola Helene (Brewer) Holder. On July 4, 1959 she married Kenneth E. Asher with whom she shared 56 years of loving marriage until his passing on Oct 27 2015. She enjoyed travelling and experiencing new places. Between her father being a member of the United States Navy and Air Force and her husband being a member of the United States Air Force she travelled extensively throughout her life and lived in many different areas of the world. She enjoyed traveling with her son and husband around the United States to visit relatives and visit historic sites along the way such as Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone Park. When she and Ken settled in Citrus Springs for their “Golden Years” she often said it was her favorite place to be of all the places that she had been. Jacqueline was a Club Manager at K.I. Sawyer AFB in upper Michigan and at Offutt AFB in Omaha, NE. She was particularly proud of her work at Offutt since it is the location of the USAF Strategic Air Command. She was an incredibly talented artist that created many beautiful oil paintings, and several other wondrous works of art in other mediums. Jacqueline had been an avid bowler up in to her 60s and a gifted trumpet player in her youth. She enjoyed gardening but especially enjoyed gardening and growing tomatoes and flowers with her daughter in law Erika. She kept up with current events and had an informed opinion on most subjects of importance. Jacqueline also loved hummingbirds. This fondness was developed as she spent many hours watching them from her window at home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula while recovering from cancer in 1995. She enjoyed many types of music and especially liked it when her son and sister would play their guitars and sing for her. An excellent fisherman, she would not only catch the largest but also the most fish whenever she would go on fishing trips with family and friends. Those left to mourn Jacqueline’s passing include her loving son, Clinton Asher and his wife Erika of Beverly Hills, FL; her beloved sister and caregiver Suzie Benko and her husband Steve of St. Ignace, Mi; grandchildren: Angelena, Kenny, Elizabeth, and Raechel. Jacqueline will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Aynik

John A Aynik, 61, Hernando, FL
John A. Aynik, 61, of Hernando, FL passed away February 1, 2019 at his residence in Hernando. He was born in St. Petersburg, FL on August 4, 1957 to the late Frank and Helen (Helman) Aynik. John was a Carpenter in the construction industry, and a Christian by faith. He arrived in this area in 1994, coming from St. Petersburg, and enjoyed handyman chores around the house. John also loved his animals, and swimming with his daughters. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Karen Aynik. Other survivors include his daughters Alice, Jenna, Paizlee Aynik, and Karoline Savage, all of Hernando, and son Kevin Lovelace of St. Petersburg; brother Frank Aynik and sister Jackie Connor. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ordella Bailey

Ordella M Bailey, 82, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Ordella Mae Bailey, age 82, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL passed away at her home on February 28, 2019. Ordella was born on January 11, 1937 in Logan, W.V. to the late Roy and Susie (Collins) Johnson and made Florida her home in 2003 after relocating from Ohio. She was Christian by faith and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her son, Chester Dempsey of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; daughters: Tami Horn and her husband Mitchell of Groveport, OH, Kathy Cramer of Newark, OH; and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the family. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Bassett

Mary A Bassett, 88, Hernando, FL
Mary Ann Bassett, 88 of Hernando, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Mary Ann was born on February 1, 1930 in Toledo, OH to the late Irving and Gladys (Larrow) Heipel. Mary Ann was a Postmaster for the US Postal Service in Manton, MI and loved to collect antique bottles. She moved to Citrus County in 1985 from Cadillac, MI. She was a volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital and a member of the Arbor Lakes Chorus. She was a founding member of the St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church in Inverness, where she also was a member of the choir. She attended every service when she was able and was willing to help the church, and especially Fr. Sergious, in any way that she could. She was granted a Gramata from the central church for her dedication. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Betsy Thompson of Coleman, MI; Tim Caldwell of Breckenridge, MI; Jerry Caldwell of Midland, MI; Tom Caldwell of Louisville, KY; her sister, Carol Allen of Lansing, MI; devoted best friend, “adopted” daughter, and caregiver Georgeanne Vukmir of Hernando. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard in 2006; her brother, Irving Heipel and sisters, Vella Mae Jockett and Barbara Heipel. Viewing will be at 10 AM on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church, 1277 N. Paul Dr., Inverness, FL with Funeral Divine Liturgy at 11 AM with Fr. Sergious Gerken, celebrant. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church for funeral expenses. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Wanda Bennett

Wanda L Bennett, 73, Inverness, FL
Wanda Faye (Larkin) Bennett, age 73, of Inverness, FL passed away on February 15, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Wanda was born on June 11, 1945 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Milton Pryor and Bessie (Walton) Larkin. She married Nolan Bennett on March 5, 1971 and they made Citrus County their home in 2005 after relocating from Hazlet, NJ. Wanda started her higher education at the University of Florida and was a diehard Gators fan. She went on to graduate Suma Cum Laude from Kean University in Union, N.J. where she had earned the highest ever grade point average in history studies for a female and was inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society. Wanda was an educator throughout her lifetime and was named the Citrus County Teacher of the Year in 2006 by the Renaissance Center in Lecanto, FL. She also taught English as a Second Language at Withlacoochee Technical College in Inverness, FL. Wanda was Christian by faith and a doting and loving grandmother to her grandchildren. In addition to her loving husband Nolan, those left to mourn Wanda’s passing include daughter, Amy Flippen of Inverness, FL; her son, Ian Bennett and his wife Bernadette of Red Bank, N.J.; brothers: Robert Larkin of Augusta, GA, James Larkin of Towsend, GA; sister, Ann Crosswell of Lakeland, FL; grandchildren: Timothy Flippen and Isabella and Brendon Bennett. In addition to her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Larkin and her son-in-law, Christopher Flippen. A Celebration of Wanda’s life is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests optional memorial donations be made in Wanda’s memory to help aid cancer research efforts at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation 12902 Magnolia Drive MBC-FOUND Tampa, FL 33612 or by visiting https://moffitt.org/give/ways-to-give/. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Angela Bertucci

Angela Bertucci, 102, Hernando, FL
Angela Bertucci passed away on January 31, 2019 at The Grove Health and Rehab Center in Hernando, FL at 102 years of age. Angela was born on August 1, 1916 in New York, N.Y. to the late Luigi and Josephine (Sciara) Mazzarelli. She was married to her loving husband, Michael Bertucci, for over 50 years until his passing on April 1, 1990. Angela and Michael made Citrus County their home 39 years ago after relocating from New York. She was an exceptional artist, especially oil painting. She also enjoyed making crafts, knitting, sewing, crocheting, creating stained glass pieces and was an incredible cook. Angela was talented in so many ways. She had performed for several Lion’s Club charity events over the years with her singing and dancing. However, Angela’s greatest passion was her family and the immense love she had for them. Angela’s memory shall be cherished by her daughters: Diane Trombetta, Lorraine Galeano of Bohemia, Long Island, N.Y.; five grandchildren and several great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Angela was preceded in death by her son, Michael Bertucci; daughter, Valerie Bertucci Weaver; and sons in law, John Trombetta and Robert Galeano. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Virginia Betties

Virginia C Betties, 60, Lecanto, FL
Virginia “Ginger” Claire Betties, 60, of Lecanto, passed away at home on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Ginger was born in Staten Island, NY to the late Henry and Helen Marie (Sahs) Jacobsen, and came to Citrus County in 2013 from Tarpon Springs, FL. She was a bookkeeper for a pet products company and Lutheran by faith. Ginger enjoyed gardening, RV camping and she loved animals. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 37 years, Gary Betties. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Steven Jacobsen. A Celebration of Ginger’s Life will he held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:30 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness with Rev. Tom Beaverson, First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating.


Louis Bouldin

Louis S Bouldin, 96, Inverness, FL
Louis Scott “Scotty”Bouldin, 96, Inverness passed away December 27, 2018 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Louis was born in Cumberland City, TN on June 22, 1922 to the late Henry and Mary (Scott) Bouldin. He served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II. He was a radio operator on the B-26 bombers and served in the Solomon Islands campaign. Following the service, he attended Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree. After graduation, he became a Vice-President of Sales and Marketing in the computer and aerospace industries. He was a long time and faithful member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church where he served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Stephen Minister. Left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Linda Shea of LaGrange, KY and Deborah Bouldin of San Francisco, CA; his long time caretaker and dearest friend, Barbara Pemberton and her husband, Kirby of Inverness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann on March 1, 2011. There will be a Requiem Eucharist Service offered at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Eugene Reuman officiating followed by interment of the cremated remains in the church memorial garden. A reception will follow in Rairdon Hall. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church’s Food Pantry or Feed My Sheep program.


Regina Bowe

Regina A Bowe, 92, Inverness, FL
Regina Ann Bowe, 92 of Inverness, passed away at home on Monday, February 25, 2019. Born in Manhattan, NY on September 14, 1926 to the late Andrew and Juliana DeVera, she came to Citrus County in 1996 from Wading River, Long Island, NY. Regina was Catholic by faith, a homemaker who loved her babies and children, and just being a mother. She liked planting and gardening and especially loved animals. Left to cherish her memory are her children: James Quadarella and wife Norma of Staten Island, NY, Raymond Bowe and wife Nancy of Center Moriches, NY, Martin Bowe and companion, Julie of Inverness, Linda Boehl and husband Bill of Inverness and Regina Miadalski and husband Robert; sister, Virginia Galino; seven grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Raymond on August 4, 1998 and sister, Dorothy Carson. Private cremation with care arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Regina Bowe

Regina A Bowe, 92, Inverness, FL
Regina Ann Bowe, 92 of Inverness, passed away at home on Monday, February 25, 2019. Born in Manhattan, NY on September 14, 1926 to the late Andrew and Juliana DeVera, she came to Citrus County in 1996 from Wading River, Long Island, NY. Regina was Catholic by faith, a homemaker who loved her babies and children, and just being a mother. She liked planting and gardening and especially loved animals. Left to cherish her memory are her children: James Quadarella and wife Norma of Staten Island, NY, Raymond Bowe and wife Nancy of Center Moriches, NY, Martin Bowe and companion, Julie of Inverness, Linda Boehl and husband Bill of Inverness and Regina Migdalski and husband Robert; sister, Virginia Galino; seven grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Raymond on August 4, 1998 and sister, Dorothy Garson. Private cremation with care arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Neil Bowen

Neil L Bowen, 83, Floral City, FL
Neil Lee Bowen, age 83, of Floral City, FL and Wellsboro, PA passed away at his home in Florida on January 30, 2019. Neil was born on July 20, 1935 in Wellsboro, PA to the late Clark David and Mildred Ruth (Edwards) Bowen. He graduated from Charleston High School and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Dairy Science from Penn State University. While at Penn State, he received the Clyde Hall Award for being the top dairy student of the year. He was a prominent Dairy Farmer, raising purebred registered Holstein cattle from 1957 until his retirement in 1991. Neil was a member of the former Welsh Settlement Church; AAA; AARP; the North Central Agricultural Authority; the National Holstein Association; the Pennsylvania Holstein Association; DHIA; Loyal Order of Moose; Dairy Shrine Club; Dairylea Cooperative; and the Wellsboro Jaycees. He held committee positions with Agway and the extension service. Neil was President of the Pennsylvania Holstein Association from 1973-74. He helped many 4-H judging teams and was a popular judge for many cattle shows in various states from 1967-1976. He received the Pennsylvania Young Farmer Award from the Wellsboro Jaycees in 1976. On June 16, 1957, Neil married Marlene (Torpy) with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. After retirement, he and Marlene became Florida “Snowbirds” with plans to become permanent Florida residents this year. He attended worship services at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Neil’s hobbies included golf, hunting, and playing cards with friends. He took numerous fishing trips to Lake Ontario Canada, New Jersey, and Maryland. He and Marlene traveled in their motor home to 47 of the lower 48 states and took vacations to Alaska and Hawaii. Traveling the world on 8 different cruises, Neil and Marlene renewed their vows onboard in the captain’s quarters to celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2007. In addition to his wife Marlene and his older brother Glenn, Neil is survived by his two daughters: Rhonda Bowen of Germany and Marcia Bowen of Orlando, FL, along with numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Following cremation, Neil’s urn will be laid to rest at Tioga County Memorial Gardens in Mansfield, PA at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Brainerd

David P Brainerd, 64, Inverness, FL
David Paul Brainerd, age 64, of Inverness, FL went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 29th. David was born June 18, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Margaret (Cooper) and Ira Brainerd Sr. He is survived by his loving wife Desiree Smith Brainerd who shared their lives for 18 years, Brothers Ira, Robert, and Carl Brainerd and sisters Beverly Fuller, Barbara and Carol Brainerd, and several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Betty Brainerd. David and Desiree moved to Inverness in 2001 from Key Largo, FL when they came to visit friends and David found his dream home which he named the D-N-D Ranch. He retired as a Journeyman Electrician. David graduated with honors from the Tampa Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Engineering Technology. He was a member of the VFW Post 4337 and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #3992 in Inverness, FL. David was an avid Nascar, Dale Earnhardt, and dragster fan. He spent many years going with his family and friends to races and even took his nephew Tyler Brantley to his first drag race. He taught some of his nieces and nephews to drive on the ranch. First with the golf cart and then with the old ranch truck, and always floored the gas pedal on them as they were driving across the pastures. He loved riding his Harley, driving his truck, and most of all he loved his dogs who he called his boys, Jake, Cody and Munchkin. He was never without a pat, a kind word and biscuit or treat for them. He was a Christian who prayed daily and was a patient and faithful loving husband to Desiree. He was a kind and giving man and was always the first to help someone in need. David and Desiree met in Key Largo when David moved there after Hurricane Andrew. They spent many wonderful years boating and enjoying life with there many friends. He was known for his pineapple and ham dish at every potluck there and always had a smile and would ask “Who loves ya” and give that pinch. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. There will be a “Celebration of his Life” Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Citrus Eagles Aerie #3992, located at 8733 E. Gulf to Lake Highway, Inverness, FL 34450. Final arrangements provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Cecelia Britain

Cecelia L Britain, 91, Floral City, FL
Cecelia L. Britain, 91, of Floral City, FL passed away February 10, 2019 at Avante of Inverness. She was born in Houston, TX on December 25, 1927 to the late Alden and Lauretta (Daly) Britain. Cecelia served our country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Miami, FL. She was a life member of the Women’s Marine Association. Cecelia is survived by her brother in law, Derek Brown of Lauderdale Lakes, FL. Her urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Macarious Buchanan

Macarious Buchanan, 74, Inverness, FL
Macarious “Carrie” Buchanan, 74 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare Hospice in Lecanto. Carrie was born in New Britain, CT on March 27, 1944 to the late Leslie Charles and Virginia Rita (Ormsby) Williams. She came to Citrus County in 2017 from Connecticut. Carrie was a vocational job coach and Catholic by faith. She loved crafting, sight seeing while riding in the car and she especially enjoyed spending time with her husband and family. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 54 years, Larry Buchanan; 2 daughters: Janette “Jan” Cameron and her husband Brendon of Middletown, CT and Tina Buchanan of North Guilford, CT; her sister, Maureen Merola and her grandson Joey Hawkes. A visitation with gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness. Additional services will be at a later date in Connecticut. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to www.vitascommunityconnection.org in Carrie’s name to Program 78, Team 864.


Alice Budd

Alice E Budd, 74, Hernando, FL
Alice Elaine Budd, 74, Hernando, FL passed into the presence of her loving savior March 17, 2019 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto surrounded by family. Alice was born in East Stroudsburg, PA on November 12, 1944 to the late Delbert L. and Violet Heller Frey and moved to this area from Boca Raton, FL. She and her husband, Edwin, owned and operated Alice & Ed’s Market in Easton, PA for many years. She was an active member of Providence Baptist Church in Lecanto. Alice was spontaneous, witty, full of life and passionate about family. Her hobbies included gardening, card making, decorating and shopping. Above all she loved Jesus, which was evidenced even at the end of her life as she witnessed to those caring for her regarding the status of their souls. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 57 years, Edwin J. Budd; 3 children: Cindy L. Hiskell (Raymond), Boca Raton, FL; Joseph E. Budd (Sherry), Boca Raton, FL; Edwin J. Budd Jr. (Sandy), Lake Panasoffkee, FL; her sister, Joyce Washburn, Easton, PA; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Kenneth, Donald and Delbert Frey. A funeral service celebrating her life will be conducted Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Providence Baptist Church in Lecanto with Reverend Martin Hoffman and Steve Watson officiating. A private burial will follow on Saturday at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Providence Baptist Church, Lecanto, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Russell Bunchkowski

Russell E Bunchkowski, 82, Neshkoro, WI
Russell E. Bunchkowski, 82, of Neshkoro, WI passed away February 16, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on July 7, 1936 to the late Edward and Grace (Klug) Bunchkowski. Russell was a truck driver, and arrived in this area in 1998 coming from Wautoma, WI., and he and his wife Audrey were snowbirds here. He was Christian by faith, and loved bow hunting and was an excellent fisherman. Russell also enjoyed canoeing, hunting, and the outdoors. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Audrey Bunchkowski. Other survivors include his children Daniel John Bunchkowski and his wife Vicky of Milwaukee, Donn James Bunchkowski and his wife Sharon of Oconomowoc, WI, Duane Jay Bunchkowski and his wife Colleen of Muskego, WI, and Denise Janell Hargreaves and her husband Joseph of Ripon, WI; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service for Russell will be held in Wisconsin at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Buddy (Enoch) Calhoun

Buddy (Enoch) Calhoun, 73, Inverness, FL
Buddy (Enoch) Calhoun, age 73, of Inverness, passed away at his home on February 10, 2019. A native Floridian, Buddy was born on December 30, 1945 in Plant City. He worked as a truck driver throughout his lifetime, previously retiring from Weyerhauser then most recently working for Greenbush Logistics for 14 years. Buddy made Citrus County, FL his home in 2005 after relocating from Brooksville, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed boating. Those left to mourn Buddy’s passing include his loving wife of 25 years, Doreen Calhoun; daughters: Patricia Reagan of Plant City, FL, Milissa Mickey of Seffner, FL; sons: Ritchie Calhoun of Inverness, FL, Marc Calhoun of Plant City, FL; stepson, John Rickards of Plant City, FL; brothers: Eugene, Vernon, Ernest and Marshall Calhoun; special granddaughters: Nichole Reagan and Brittanie Calhoun; and great grandchildren: Zayden and Sophia West. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance for Buddy’s family and friends is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450.


Shirley Camino

Shirley A Camino, 76, Zephyrhills, FL
Shirley Anne Camino, age 76, of Zephyrhills, FL passed away at Rosecastle Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility in Zephyrhills, FL on February 6, 2019. Shirley was born on May 20, 1942 in Vineland, N.J. to the late Luther and Rita (Lloyd) Zinn. She was married to Joseph Camino for 48 years until his passing on June 18, 2016. Shirley was extremely creative and talented artist. She was employed as a graphic artist for the city of Vineland, N.J. prior to her retirement. She also enjoyed sculpting and creating political cartoons, some of which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Shirley loved the outdoors, gardening and nature. She liked staying busy and could be found outside working in her yard during most of her spare time. She made Citrus County, FL her home 36 years ago after relocating from New Jersey and was Catholic by faith. Those left to mourn Shirley’s passing include her daughter, Jodi Camino-Bailey and her husband Paul of Davenport, FL; her son, Steve Russo of Studio City, CA; and her twin sister, Pat Dippolito and her husband Bruce of Las Vegas, NV. In addition to her husband Joseph, Shirley was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Zinn. Basic cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, FL.


Donald Campbell

Donald A Campbell, 82, Inverness, FL
Donald A. Campbell, 82 of Inverness, FL passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Donald was born in Detroit, MI on May 9, 1936 to the late Donald S. and Vera M. (Tatterton) Campbell and came to Citrus County in 2002 from Clearwater, FL. He was a retired machinist for Honeywell Industries. Donald enjoyed bowling and doing home improvement projects. He was also an avid golfer and a proud voter poll station volunteer. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 50 years, Joanne; his children: David Campbell, of Wyoming, MI, Bruce Campbell of Boynton Beach, FL, Bob Upton and his wife Susan of Clearwater, FL, Timmy Upton of Hudson, FL, Dale Upton and his wife Theresa of Madison Heights, MI, Rickie Upton of Inverness, FL, Gary Upton and his wife Doreen of Warren, MI, Debra Peacock of West Palm Beach, FL, Dianna Ray of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Dawn Harrison and her husband Dan of Indianapolis, IN, Fran Leu and husband Scott of Cleveland, OH, Sherrie Stradley and her husband Rusty of New Port Richey, FL, Beckie Smith of Hastings, MI, Jackie Sharp and her husband Craig of Harrison, MI; his brothers: Robert Campbell, John Campbell, Bill Campbell; sisters: Carol Gross, Betty Pelshaw, Peggy Nadius; and an enormous amount of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by daughter in law, Bobbie Campbell and son in law, Donald Smith. A Celebration of Life Service for Donald will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, with Rev. Greg Kell, of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness officiating. Friends are invited to join Donald’s family in visitation beginning at 12:00 PM until the hour of service. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dorothy Cendroski

Dorothy F Cendroski, 89, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Frances Cendroski, age 89, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on January 25, 2019. Dorothy was born on November 2, 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late John B. Smith and Frances Baker. She had just relocated to Inverness from Ronkonkoma, N.Y. in December of 2018 and was looking forward enjoying all that Florida has to offer. Prior to starting a family, Dorothy worked in Finance for First National City on Wall Street in New York City for over 10 years. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling and had especially enjoyed her trips to Niagara Falls, Maine and California. She was a great teacher of life and loved her son and family deeply. Dorothy will be remembered as a loving and caring mother. Dorothy’s memory will be cherished by her son, John Cendroski of Inverness, FL; and sister, Eleanor Ryan of Las Vegas, NV. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Zigmond Cendroski in 1987. She was also preceded in death by four siblings: Junie, Lillian and Reine. Cremation care is under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Emmanuelita Cervi

Emmanuelita M Cervi, 89, Inverness, FL
Emmanuelita "Lee" Mary Cervi, age 89, Inverness, FL, passed away January 8, 2019 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Lee was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 5, 1929 to the late Prospero and Sylvia (Cuneo) Simonetti and came to this area in 1975 from West Milford, NJ. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Darren Cervi, Inverness; 3 daughters, Victoria Lofton, Linda Martin, and Lorie Martin, all of Inverness; former son-in-law, Michael Lofton, Crystal River; 2 brothers: Joseph Simonetti of New Jersey; Anthony Simonetti, Lecanto; sister, Joan Nickel, New Jersey; granddaughter, Litamarie Stanton and 3 great grandchildren: Sophia Downey, Joseph and Jeremiah Stanton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Cervi on March 31, 2014. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, January 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings and Fr Claudius Mganga celebrants. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the Helping Hands Ministry at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Diane Colford

Diane P Colford, 79, Inverness, FL
Diane Priscilla Colford, age 79, Inverness, Florida passed away February 15, 2019 at the Crystal River Health & Rehab Center following a lengthy illness. Diane was born on November 19, 1939 in Westbrook, Maine to the late Maurice and Leada (Vasser) Thorne. She was a Medical Technologist for the Thayer Medical Center in Waterville, Maine before moving to Keene, New Hampshire in 1963, where she and her husband, Larry Colford owned and operated The Hungry Lion Restaurant. Then moved to Inverness Florida in 1983, where she and Larry owned and operated The Gathering Restaurant for many years prior to retirement. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and a long time member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club where she won several women’s championships. Diane also loved spending time with her family and friends. Left to mourn her loss is her husband of 58 years, Lawrence “Larry” Colford; 3 children, Celeste Bolduc and her husband Andrew of Palm Bay, Fl; Lance Colford of Orlando, FL; Elisha Colford and her wife Heather Kromke of Inverness, FL; 2 brothers, Robert Thorne of Spring Hill, FL and a twin brother, David Thorne of China, Maine; 2 grandchildren, Stephen and Liam. She was preceded in death by another brother, Donald Thorne. The family will receive friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM where a Wake Vigil Service will be offered at 5:30 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with Fr. Tim Cummings, celebrant. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Inverness Golf & Country Club, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM. In of lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, 461 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34609.


Anita Colvin

Anita M Colvin, 96, Inverness, FL
Anita Marie Colvin, age 96, Inverness, Florida passed away January 28, 2019 at Avante of Inverness. Mrs. Colvin was born in Chicago, IL on July 3, 1922 to the late Gottfried and Bertha Martinson and moved to Inverness in 1968 from Wisconsin. She retired from the Citrus County School Board with over 20 years of service, having been the secretary for several of the school administrators during her career. She was a 50 year member of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. A loving wife, mother and grandmother. Anita enjoyed cooking and having family for the holidays. She especially loved baking and sharing Christmas cookies. She was active in her church, volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years and enjoyed spending time with her friends for Lunch Bunch. Anita also enjoyed swimming and watching Wheel of Fortune. After retiring she and her husband did a lot of traveling. She was very proud of her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Anita was a very kind, sweet lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Left to mourn her loss are her two children, Vicki Martin and her husband, Butch of Hernando, FL; Richard Colvin, Jr. and his wife, Stephanie of New Berlin, WI; 5 grandchildren: Kara Elson and her companion, Bret Bennett; Cory Colvin and wife, Meg; Joel Martin and companion, Kristina Garcia; Tony Colvin and wife, Leslie; Travis Colvin and wife, Erica; 11 great grandchildren: Regan Elson, Kyrsten Elson, Isabel Colvin, Osbourne Colvin, Owen Colvin, Lucy Colvin, Benjamin Colvin, Claire Colvin, Nora Colvin, Beau Colvin, and Brooks Colvin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Richard W. Colvin; her 2 brothers, Warren and John Martinson, and her granddaughter, Olivia Colvin. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12 Noon from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until services begin. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association FL17, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601. The family wishes to thank the staff of Avante of Inverness for their loving care of Anita over the last 3 years.


LuAnn Craft

LuAnn R Craft, 65, Hernando, FL
LuAnn Rose Craft, 65, of Hernando, FL, passed away suddenly March 16, 2019 at home. LuAnn was born in Freeport, NY on July 29, 1953 to the late Frederick and Kathryn (Mineo) Alm and moved to Florida in 1987 from Long Island, NY. She owned and operated the Dirty Dog Salon in Hernando with her daughter, Kathryn Burke. LuAnn attended the Inverness Church of Christ. LuAnn was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her family and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana. She kept her grandchildren close. She was the heart of our family. She made very close friends all over and touched many hearts. She was dearly loved and will be forever missed everyday. Left to cherish her memory are two children, James P. Craft of Hernando, FL and Kathryn Burke and husband, Patrick, of Ocala, FL; 4 grandchildren: Serenity, Joy, Jordan, and Joseph. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip A. Craft on March 14, 2011; her brother, Frederick Alm, Jr. in 2002, and her sister, Sandra Lee Sheppard in 2000. A Celebration of Life for LuAnn is scheduled on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:00 am from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Mr. Leon Jennings of the Inverness Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the 5th Circuit Guardian ad Litem Foundation and may be mailed to 34 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475.


Robert "Bob" Cubberley

Robert "Bob" E Cubberley, 93, Inverness, F
Robert "Bob" Edward Cubberley, age 93, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on January 9, 2019. Bob was born on June 4, 1925 in Irvington, N.J. to the late Warren and Anna (Von Oesen) Cubberley. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946 and was a Veteran of World War II. He served on the USS Sebec and the USS Calamus. He went on to own and operate the Colonial Cake Box Bakery in Sparta, NJ and the Country Barn Confectionery in Sandy Hook, CT. In addition to baking, he enjoyed gardening and watching his favorite baseball team, the Tampa Bay Rays. He loved the United States flag and proudly displayed it wherever he was. Bob made Citrus Country Florida his home in 2007 after relocating from Queensbury, N.Y. and in 2015 made the Inverness Club Senior Apartments his home. He greatly enjoyed the activities offered there and socializing with the other residents. Those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his sons: Robert Cubberley and his wife Lori of Glen Mills, PA; Ronald Cubberley of Lacey, WA; Douglas Cubberley and his wife Laurel of Norman, OK; daughters: Sue Nute and her husband Bob of Southbury, CT; Amy Rock and her husband Ron of Pine Ridge, FL; six grandchildren: Jason, Justin, Rob, Lauren, Sophia and Ronnie; five great grandchildren: Riley, Bentley, Logan, Grayson, Ronnie, with a sixth great grandchild due in April. Bob was preceded in death by his two wives, Mary Cubberley and Helen Cubberley; three brothers: Warren, Herb and Henry Cubberley; and his sister, Anne Cubberley. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Reverend Terry McKee officiating. Following the service, a procession will depart at 11:45 AM for Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL where Robert will be laid to rest with full military honors. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joan Dalmanieras

Joan I Dalmanieras, 81, Inverness, FL
Joan Irene Dalmanieras, age 81, of Inverness, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on February 4, 2019. Joan was born in Holyoke, MA on July 11, 1937 to the late Wilfred Arthur and Irene Ida (Tessier) Malboeuf. After graduating high school she joined the Sisters of St. Anne Convent in Massachusetts, and was a nun for 9 years. On September 2, 1972 she married Alexandros Dalmanieras, with whom she shared 46 years of loving marriage. She earned a Master’s Degree in world history from Assumption College in Worcester, MA and went on to become an educator for the Millbury, MA school district for over 35 years. After relocating to Florida, she taught middle school at St. Scholastica Catholic School in Lecanto, FL for 7 years. Joan was a Sunday school teacher and Eucharist Minister in both Massachusetts and Florida and is a former President of the Catholic Council of Women. She received many awards for her years of dedicated service to the Catholic Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed to needlepoint, knit and crochet. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Joan had a love for traveling and Disney. Joan also had a great love for dogs. In addition to her loving husband Alexandros, those left to mourn Joan’s passing include her daughters: Rita Blanchette (Matt) of Manchester, N.H., Maria Dalmanieras-Restani (Peter), of Miami Beach, FL, Helene Dalmanieras of Largo, FL; sister, Marie Staninas (Edmund) of Inverness, FL; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; six grandpuppies; as well as numerous nieces and nephews throughout the United States and Greece. In addition to her parent’s, Joan was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Malboeuf. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with a Wake Vigil to begin at 5:30 PM. Additional services will take place at a later date in South Hadley, MA with burial to follow at the Notre Dame Cemetery, also in South Hadley, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joan’s memory can be made to the St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or go to their website: www.stjude.org and make a donation in Joan’s name. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Evelyn DeFalco

Evelyn M DeFalco, 85, Inverness, FL
Evelyn M. DeFalco, age 85, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on December 25, 2018. Evelyn was born to the late Otto and Marie (Sottile) Nicholahsen in Brooklyn, N.Y. on April 2, 1933. She was married to Dominick H. DeFalco for 60 years until his passing on March 8, 2012. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1996 after relocating from Long Island, N.Y. Evelyn was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. She enjoyed rock collecting and gambling at the Hard Rock Casino. Those left to mourn Evelyn’s passing include daughters: Karen DeFalco, Lisa Merkle (Fred), Donna Cafiero; and a great many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Evelyn will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Salvatore Di Silvestro, Jr.

Salvatore Di Silvestro, Jr., 82, Floral City, FL
Salvatore Di Silvestro, Jr. age 82, of Floral City, FL passed away at his home under the care of Vitas hospice while surrounded by his loving family on February 10, 2019. Salvatore was born on February 29, 1936 in Bronx, N.Y. to the late Herminia (Medeiros) and Salvatore Di Silvestro, Sr. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service, Salvatore went on to co-own and operate Classic Air, a heating and air conditioning company in Miami, FL. In 1979, he retired from Classic Air and made Citrus County his home. Salvatore then owned and operated Air on Service, Inc. with his late son, Michael, in Inverness until 1998. He truly enjoyed his career and was a proud businessman. He was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Salvatore enjoyed watching football, especially the Miami Dolphins. He loved nature and his favorite pastime was bird watching. Salvatore will especially be remembered for his kind, gentle nature and will truly be missed by his family and friends. Those left to mourn Salvatore’s passing include his loving wife, Judy Menard Di Silvestro; stepdaughter, Kim (Menard) Sharpe and her husband Carlton; granddaughter, Christina (Di Silvestro) Di Piazza and her husband Frank; and great grandchildren: Giovanni and Francesco Di Piazza, all of Floral City, FL. Salvatore was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Joyce (Holloway) Di Silvestro in 2006; his son, Michael Di Silvestro in 2008; daughter, Deborah Di Silvestro in 2009; brother, Leonard Di Silvestro; sister, Grace Victoria (Di Silvestro)Tucker. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Celebrant. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Salvatore’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Yvonne Dooley

Yvonne J Dooley, 92, Homosassa, FL
Yvonne J. Dooley, 92, of Homosassa, FL passed away February 6, 2019 under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in North Attleboro, MA on August 5, 1926 to the late Phyllias and Florence (Gallant) Poirier. Yvonne was a homemaker and arrived in this area 34 years ago, coming from West Palm Beach, FL. She was a Catholic by faith, and a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. In her younger years, Yvonne was an excellent bridge player and enjoyed golfing and tennis. Just prior to her passing, she played bridge with her friends in Sugar Mill Woods. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Roland Poirier and Dot Choquette. Yvonne is survived by her niece Holly Bisagna of Homosassa. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gerald Edgar

Gerald W Edgar, 71, Crystal River, FL
Gerald William Edgar, 71 of Crystal River, passed away at home on Thursday, February 21, 2019, under the loving care of his daughter Samantha, family and HPH Hospice. Gerald was born in New Kensington, PA, on November 24, 1947 to the late John Edward and Lavinia May (Needs) Edgar. He came here 5 years ago from Oregon. While in Oregon he was a “house father” and manager for a drug and alcohol recovery center. Before Oregon he lived in California there he was a house painter and a member of the American Legion Honor Guard in California. Gerald was a US Navy Vietnam veteran, who was very proud of his Naval service. He liked to tinker in the garage, woodworking, leather working and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was a very family oriented person. Left to cherish his memory are his children: David Brouillette and wife Saori of San Diego, CA; Cassy McFarland and husband, Sean, of Eugene, OR; Samantha Edgar of Crystal River; his brother, John Edgar of Inverness; sisters: Anna Joos and husband Rick and Cindy Crampsie and husband, Danny, both of Seminole, FL; Roberta Markus of New Port Richey, FL; his grandchildren: Jordan Brouillette, Kai Brouillette, Josh, Jaydan, Ryan Normandin and Gavin Deering. Gerald was preceded in death by his brother Tom Edgar, his daughter Melissa Normandin and grandson Jacob Normandin. Cremation care arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marjorie Fiske

Marjorie E Fiske, 94, Inverness, FL
Marjorie Emily Fiske, age 94, Inverness, FL passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Mrs. Fiske was born in Lulu, Florida on February, 18, 1924 to the late Raymond Smith and Mary Jane (Sneller) Smith. She and her late husband, The Rev. Roy Fiske, moved to Citrus County in 2006 from Lutz, Florida. She was a graduate of Florida Southern College, having earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and taught both elementary and high school students during her career. Mrs. Fiske was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. Having grown up on a farm, one of her favorite hobbies was gardening. She also loved genealogy research. As a minister’s wife, Marjorie loved working and serving in the churches she attended, especially in her roles as a youth director and Director of Religion. She was a faithful and devoted servant of Christ and shared her faith with family and friends. Left to cherish her memory are three children: Barry M. Fiske and his wife, Gail of Inverness; Dr. Darrell N. Fiske and wife, Joanne of Palm City, FL; Gregory L. Fiske and his wife, Carole of Brandon, FL; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Rev. Roy Fiske on July 15, 2014 as well as her brothers and sisters. There will be a Celebration of Life Funeral Service on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Oliver officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until the service begins. Burial will follow on Monday, 11:00 AM in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Marjorie’s memory to the First United Methodist Church of Inverness, 1140 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, FL 34453.


Patrick Fogel

Patrick J Fogel, 72, Floral City, FL
Patrick James Fogel, age 72, of Floral City, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on January 10, 2019. Pat was born on December 13, 1946 to the late Frank James and Mattie (Faulkner) Fogel, in Detroit City, MN and raised in Maysville, KY, where he graduated college in three years with a bachelors degree. Pat also proudly served seven years in the US Army. In 1989 he relocated to Floral City from St. Petersburg. A complete car nut, he was affectionately known as the “MOPAR Man”. He was also an accomplished drag car racer, his love of building hot rods is his lasting legacy as was his love of being a teacher. Pat received a Teacher of the Year Award first at Cypress Creek Academy in Lecanto and then again the following year at the Renaissance Center. He truly loved being a teacher and mentor to his students, whether it was in the classroom or helping teach kids how to work on cars. Pat was a kind and generous man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need and was an advocate for children’s charities. An outdoorsman, he loved the Florida heat, fishing and his critters both wild and domestic. Pat will be remembered for his generosity, intelligence and a sense of humor that was incomparable. His children will remember him as the most loving and wonderful father anyone could ever ask for. Those left to mourn Pat’s passing include his daughters: Sarah Farkus (Fogel) husband Duane and grandson Tanner, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; Ashley King (Fogel) husband Mike and granddaughter Kylie of Inverness, FL; Amber Ladd (Fogel) and grandson Aidan, of Hilliard, OH; son, James Fogel and wife, Bridget, granddaughters, Savannah and Elzabeth and grandson, Brian of Tarpon Springs, FL; brothers: Rick, John and Dave Fogel; sister, Kathy. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mercedes Fonseca

Mercedes Fonseca, 84, Inverness, FL
Mercedes Fonseca, age 84, Inverness, FL passed away January 3, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mercedes was born in Chia, Columbia on December 15, 1934 to the late Hermes and Maria (Luna) Camacho. She was a retired elementary school teacher and of the Catholic Faith. She attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Gustavo Fonseca, MD and his wife, Sophia of Inverness and Carlos Fonseca and his wife, Ceci of Bogota, Columbia; 1 brother, Antonio Camacho of Cali, Columbia; two sisters, Maruja Jimenez and Cecelia Diaz, both of Bogota, Columbia; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A Gathering & Sharing of Remembrance is scheduled for Sunday, January 6th at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Florida Cancer Specialists, 5204 Paylor Lane, Sarasota, FL 34240 or http://weblink.donorperfect.com/fonseca.


Sharon Fontana

Sharon M Fontana, 81, Inverness, FL
Sharon Mae Fontana, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away March 4, 2019 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Rhinelander, WI on August 30, 1937 to the late Walter Leroy and Hazel Mildred (Shedore) Tanner. Sharon was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1999, coming form Wisconsin. She was an avid golfer, having won a Point-O-Woods championship. Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Anthony Fontana. Other survivors include her children Anthony Fontana and his wife June, Sheri Winter and her husband Rick, and Lisa Clark, all of Wisconsin; brother Terry Tanner and sister Patricia Hammond, both of Arizona; and 5 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service for Sharon is scheduled for Friday, March 8, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL with Fr. Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating.


Johanna Foster

Johanna R Foster, 73, Inverness, FL
Johanna Rose Foster, 73, of Inverness, Florida, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on March 3, 2019. Johanna was born in Queens, New York, to an active Marine and a seamstress. In her early years she was fortunate to travel throughout the United States back when Route 66 was in its prime. As a young girl she swam in the water of Waikiki in Hawaii, and was exposed to the beauty and lifestyle of the Hawaiian Islands. Then off to Southern California for family trips to fun and breathtaking places such as Walt Disney World, Knotts Berry Farm, and the Grand Canyon. As a military family there was a lot of travel in the younger years, with the final destination of Long Island, New York. Johanna graduated from Westhampton Beach High School, where she became proficient in Latin, and went off to SUNY Oneonta, in Oneonta, NY, during the turbulent 1960’s, graduating with a Masters Degree in Political Science. After college she made a life of 20 years with Richard Foster in Gilbertsville, NY where she owned and operated a small general store, and then went on to work for a local newspaper. Johanna preferred the quite rural lifestyle over the metropolitan, always choosing quieter places to live with a small town feeling. Living a more bohemian lifestyle born from her 60’s college years, she never played into the materialism of life. Johanna always chose a simpler way of doing things which led her to a second home in Inverness, FL, where she spent another 25 years. During this half of her adult life, her working career led her to the Citrus County Chronicle, which she retired from in 2010. While at the Chronicle, she also volunteered for CMUG, Citrus MacIntosh Users Group, where she was an editor, teacher, and scholarship committee chair. Johanna loved learning new technology and then teaching “how to’s” on the latest and greatest to her students on the computer. With the development of computer art her one greatest hobby was created. She just loved developing covers of artwork for the online website. In the most recent years, Johanna’s artistic talents led her to photography, the outdoors being a favorite topic. Unfortunately, a well lived life led to an early ending being lovingly survived by two brothers, John Feranchuk of Steinhatchee, FL, Jayme Feranchuk of Inverness, and a younger sister Janina Tayler of Danville, CA. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Johanna will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.


Donald Franklin

Donald I Franklin, 76, Homosassa, FL
Donald I. Franklin, 76 of Homosassa, Florida died March 2, 2019. Don was born in Vinita, Oklahoma on March 15, 1942 to Edgar and Lula Franklin. He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Karen. He is also survived by sons, Brian and Craig; Daughter-in-law Sara; brother, Edgar Franklin, Jr.; sister, Eloise Stewart; Grandchildren Daniel, Madison, Dylan and Logan. Don was preceded in death by his sister, Wanda Smith. Don was a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. His lineage traced to Cut the Pumpkin (Squashcutter, Yaghkapoose) was the main war chief of the Chenusso Delaware/Seneca band during the late stages of Pontiac’s War. Don served in the Kansas National Guard and United States Army. He and Karen moved to Florida 15 years ago from Texas. He immediately loved Homosassa and so much enjoyed meeting and making new friends. They enjoy being members of the Gulf to Lake Church in Crystal River. Don loved boating and spent a lot of time on the Gulf of Mexico enjoying the sun, wind and water. After completion of his Master Captain license he opened Florida River Tours. His business offered handicap accessible boating. He enjoyed sharing the beautiful Homosassa River with everyone; boating and simply enjoying the beauty around him. He was a craftsman who could fix just about anything. Don modified his pontoon boat for the handicap accessibility. His volunteer work included the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Wildlife State Park and the Old Courthouse Museum. He enjoyed his connection with the Paralyzed Veterans of America with boat rides on the Homosassa River with our Veterans. Even though Don had many achievements and successes in his life, he was most proud of "his love affair with his wife, Karen." Karen will tell you that Don was the love of her life, her rock and inspiration, her strength, her courage and he will always be her hero. Don loved life and he lived with optimism, a fantastic sense of humor and great love. He made every moment count and he will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to Vitas Healthcare formerly known as Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast 3350 W. Audubon Park Path Lecanto, FL 34461 or to the Florida Cancer Specialists 521 N. Lecanto Hwy. Lecanto, FL 34461. A Celebration of Life will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL at 12:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2019 followed by interment with military honors at 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Arrangements entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness Florida.


Elaine Frye

Elaine Frye, 89, Gilbert, SC
Elaine Frye, age 89, formerly of Inverness, Florida passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 under the care of All Seasons Hospice at the Generations of Batesburg in Batesburg, SC. Mrs Frye was born in Steubenville, OH on January 18, 1930 to the late Clarence and Margaret (Beatty) Dible and moved to Florida in 1982 from Toronto, OH. She was employed by Titanium Medals Corporation and following retirement, she founded and operated Car-Laines Florist, both in Toronto, OH. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Inverness. Left to mourn her passing is 1 son, Frederick L. Davis and wife, Judy of Gilbert, SC; her sister, Evelyn Mansfield; 2 grandchildren, Lindsey Swingle and Dean (Sara) Luce; 2 great grandchildren, Kayden Luce and Quinn Luce; loving nieces, Pam Hogg, Cindy Mansfield; her nephew, Ray Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Frye in 1995, her daughter, Lynn Swingle and grandson, Jonathan Davis in 2007. Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM from Oak Ridge Cemetery of Inverness with Pastor Douglas Reed of the Central Christian Church of Ocala, FL officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Kainrad Educational Society, 110 Pleasure Island Road, Gilbert, SC 29054. Arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


James Gallagher

James Gallagher, 76, Inverness, FL
James Gallagher, 76 of Inverness, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at Bayfront Health Seven Rivers in Crystal River. Born in New York City, NY on November 9, 1942 to the late William and Edna (Nolan) Gallagher, he came to Citrus County in 2006 from West Palm Beach, FL. Paul was an iron worker for 20 years with Union Local #46. He was Catholic by faith. Paul was a member of the Inverness Moose and the Inverness Eagles Airie. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 30 years Okcha Cho; his son, Kevin Bentencourt of New York and daughter, Kelly Ann Collins of New York; his brother William Gallagher and sister Maureen Cook; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Joan Garner

Joan M Garner, 82, Inverness, FL
Joan Marie Garner, age 82, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on January 24, 2019. Joan was born on August 10, 1936 in Sault Sainte Marie, MI to the late Wilber and Helen (Anders) Ryal. She married William O. Garner on October 21, 1954 with whom she shared 60 years of marriage until his passing on September 24, 2015. Joan made Citrus County, FL her home in 2005 after relocating from Englewood, FL. She was a Christian by faith and an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. Joan’s memory will be cherished by her children: David Garner of Northport, FL, Donald Garner and his wife Heidi of Boca Grande, FL, Debra Johnson Garner of Northport, FL; brothers: David and Ernest Reed of Inverness, FL; sister, Denise Guiliani of Inverness, FL; and grandchildren: Seth and Abby Garner. In addition to her husband, Joan was preceded in death by her son Dennis Garner and grandchild, Bobby Landon. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frances Ray Grabill

Frances Ray Grabill, 84, Inverness, FL
Frances Ray Grabill, age 84, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family and while under the compassionate care of Vitas Healthcare on January 26, 2019. Frances was born on January 8, 1935 in Ashbybury, Hopkins County, KY to the late William Earl and Nora B. (Collins) Ray. She was married to James E. Grabill with whom she would have celebrated 60 years of loving marriage on May 15th. Frances and James made Inverness, FL their home in April of 2003 after relocating from Pasco County, FL. She was a faithful, devoted member and temple worker of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lecanto, FL and President of the Relief Society. She was also a wonderful cook. Frances was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Frances’ memory will be cherished by her loving husband, James E. Grabill of Inverness; sons: James Keith Grabill, Barry Branson and his wife Elizabeth, all of Inverness; daughters: Lisa Blanchard and her husband Charles of Inverness; Teresa Lomax and her husband Thomas of Spring Hill, FL; sister, Rebecca Stoltenborg of Fayetteville, N.C.; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. In addition to her parent’s, Frances was preceded in death by four brothers: Earl Dranen Ray, George Edward Ray, Lester Grant Ray and David Rodney Ray. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Bishop Jerry Campbell officiating. Following the service, burial will take place at the Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM on the morning of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations made in Frances’ memory to Vitas Healthcare, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Grabill

James E Grabill, 78, Inverness, FL
James Edward Grabill, 78 of Inverness, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Mr. Grabill was born on March 29, 1940 in Henry County, Indiana to the late James L. and Anna Mae (Day) Grabill. He came to Citrus County in 2003 from Pasco County. Mr. Grabill was the owner and operator of Statewide Roofing Company in Dunedin, FL, for over 37 years. He was an avid horseman, having raised and bred horses for many years. Left to cherish his memory are his children: James Keith Grabill and Barry Branson and wife, Elizabeth of Inverness; Lisa Blanchard and husband Charles of Inverness; Teresa Lomax and husband Thomas of Spring Hill, FL; 2 sisters: Karen Eldert of Lancaster, VA and Judy Alcorn, North Vernon, IN; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Frances Ray Grabill on January 26, 2019. Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa with family and friends officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no viewing at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness.


James "Ron" Greenaway

James "Ron" Greenaway, 81, Inverness, FL
James Ronald “Ron” Greenaway, age 81, of Inverness, FL passed away on March 13, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. Ron was born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Albert and Helen (Schneiderlochner) Greenaway on July 24, 1937. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force for six years. After his military service, he worked as a Rigger for J&L Steel in Pittsburgh, PA. On July 20, 1991 he married Charlotte (Novak) with whom he shared 27 years of marriage. Ron and Charlotte made Citrus County, FL their home 21 years ago after relocating from Lake Ariel, PA. A Catholic by faith, he was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL and a member of the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and going to flea markets. Ron also loved attending and performing in theatrical productions. He was also a skilled golfer with a scratch handicap. In addition to his loving wife Charlotte, those left to mourn Ron’s passing include his sons: Ronald (Bonnie) and Sean (Tracy) Greenaway, both of Virginia, Brian, Patrick (Amelia) and Ian (Barbara) Greenaway, all of Pennsylvania; daughters: Colleen (Raymond) Williams and Kathleen Greenaway, both of Pennsylvania; stepson, Michael (Nora) Infante, Jr. of Connecticut; stepdaughter, Michele (Thomas) Howell of Florida; 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Ron was preceded in death by brothers: Norman, Charles, Harold, Albert and Paul; and sisters: Margaret and Patricia. A Memorial Mass for Ron, will be offered on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sandra  Grudowski

Sandra S Grudowski, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
Sandra Star Grudowski, age 70, of Beverly Hills, passed away at the Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hernando on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Sandra was born on March 8, 1948 in Ypsilanti, MI to the late Dean and Estella (Pate) Spaulding. She was raised in Manchester, MI and on May 2, 1965 she married Jerald Grudowski with whom she shared 53 years of loving marriage. Since her husband was in the military, Sandra had the opportunity to travel and live all over the world. They made Citrus County their permanent residence in 1985 and were parishioners of the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs. Sandra is the former manager of the Sally Beauty Supply in Inverness. She loved sewing, crocheting and writing to her many pen pals from around the world over the years. In addition to her loving husband Jerald, those left to mourn Sandra’s passing include her son, Jerald Grudowski II; daughter, Christine Rebecca Campbell; and grandchildren: Deanna, Mitchell, Jessica and Mikey. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Juanita Gustafson

Juanita I Gustafson, 73, Hernando, FL
Juanita Irene Gustafson, age 73, of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on December 25, 2018. Juanita was born on September 27, 1945 in Waukegan, IL to the late Valentine and Violet (Wrona) Belec. On June 24, 1967 she married Ronald Gustafson with whom she shared 51 years of loving marriage. Juanita was an Executive Secretary for the United States Navy and worked at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois for 38 years. She and her husband made Citrus County, FL their home 13 years ago after relocating from Gurnee, IL. She was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. Juanita was a wonderful cook that enjoyed reading in her spare time. She loved birds and not only fed them in her backyard but, collected a number of bird figurines over the years. In addition to her loving husband Ronald, Juanita leaves behind the daughter she adored and cherished, Karen Politzki and her husband Jeffrey of Canon City, CO. Following cremation, Juanita’s urn will be laid to rest with her parent’s at the Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joe Hardin

Joe D Hardin, 74, Taylorsville, KY
Joe Dailey Hardin, age 74, of Taylorsville, KY passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL while visiting his winter home in Inverness, FL on March 5, 2019. Joe was born on December 27, 1944 to the late Glenn and Catherine (Gilvin) Hardin. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. After his military service, he went on to work for KAEC for 32 years as a maintenance supervisor. He married his wife Joyce on June 2, 1984 with whom he shared 34 years of loving marriage. In his spare time, Joe enjoyed working on home improvement projects and tinkering in his barn. He really loved cooking and always looked forward to a good meal. In addition to his wife Joyce, Joe is survived by his son, Joseph Hardin of Taylorsville, KY; daughters, Jennifer Hardin of Louisville, KY, Kim Talley and her husband Jason; brother, Charles Hardin of Sebring, FL; grandchildren: Clinton Hutchinson and Joshua Johnson; nephews: Ty, Jody and Barry Hardin; niece, Susan Hardin Boudin; In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Hardin. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, FL.


Betty Harper

Betty J Harper, 86, Spring Hill, FL
Betty “Jean” Harper (1932-2018) passed into the loving arms and the sanctuary of her savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at Vitas Inpatient Hospice Health Care facility in Lecanto, Florida following an eight month illness. She was born October 10th, 1932 in Veedersburg, Indiana. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marcia, and her husband, Joe Harper, who passed in 1991. She was further preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lowe, and her father, Blythe Lowe, both of Veedersburg, Indiana. She was the youngest of five siblings, preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Lowe and Leon Lowe, and also two sisters, Mary Lou Hinote and Clara Snyder. She is survived by her two sons, Steven of Lecanto, Florida and his wife Kay (Beasley), and Scott of Sarasota, Florida and his wife Darla (Campbell). She graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1950. She was an avid member of a euchre club many years ago. Jean loved to tell detailed stories to regale any who were lucky enough to listen. Growing up in the Depression-era 1930s she would recount fascinating stories of her mother (with Jean at her side) serving up plates of food to hobos “riding the rails” on the trains that passed within 50 yards of the Lowe/Stephens home. Jean was a previous long-time member of the Sterling Christian Church from the 1960s to the 1980s prior to transferring her membership to a Christian church in Spring Hill, Florida. Jean Harper worked in education a great portion of her adult life, beginning in the Fountain County (Indiana) School System at Southeast Fountain Elementary as a teacher’s aide from 1970-1978. Jean started her work career in her ’20s working as a doctor’s secretary in Veedersburg and then as a clerk in Indianapolis. Following her move in the 1980s to Florida with her husband and to be close to family, Jean worked at Eastside Elementary in Hernando County as an instructional aide for many years. She also worked at Nature Coast High School in Hernando County as a media center aide and as a computer school aide during the last years of her life. She was continually busy in her life, going to work every day until she was 85 years old, not wanting to miss a day from school. Many of the students who came into contact with Jean fondly called her “Grandma.” Jean’s passion throughout her life was doting on her grandchildren, Jonathon Harper (Christina) of Miami, Florida; Lauren Torres (Leo) of Sarasota, Florida; and Bailee Harper of New York City, New York. Jean avidly collected Beanie Babies and dolls and collectable toys for her grandkids. She never missed a baseball game or a softball practice or a ballet recital for her grandkids, driving endless miles to see them perform. Later in her life she reveled in her great grandchildren, Madison (Miami) and Jacob (Sarasota). Jean had a passion for watching Chicago Cubs baseball games, Duke University basketball games, and Notre Dame University football games. She also had a passion to view sunsets on the beach, often traveling just to see sunsets in Hernando County, Sarasota, Citrus County, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, St. Pete Beach, and St. Augustine Beach. Following her marriage to her husband Joe in 1955 at age 24, she led a life as a military bride for 23 years through 3 conflicts: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. She moved from South Carolina to California to North Carolina to Illinois to Wisconsin to support her active military husband. Jean will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. There will be a brief, one hour visitation scheduled at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Saturday, January 12th from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.


August Hartmann

August M Hartmann, 91, Inverness, FL
August Michael Hartmann, age 91, Inverness passed away January 25, 2019 in Highland Place Assisted Living. Mr Hartmann was born in Plainfield, NJ on March 9, 1927 to the late August O. and Henrietta Hartmann and came to Florida in 1981 from Massapequa, NY. He retired from the New York City Dept of Sanitation and served our country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Kenneth M. Hartmann and his wife Debbie of Port Jefferson, NY; Donald W. Hartmann, of Medford, NY; Donna McHargue and husband Michael of Winston Salem, NC; Susan Michaelis of Davie, FL; Lois Gloria and husband Robert of Farmingdale, NY; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Hartmann on March 21, 2010. They were married over 60 years. Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM from Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home assisted the family.


Martin "Corky" Hogue

Martin "Corky" D Hogue, 79, Inverness, FL
Martin “Corky” Donald Hogue, age 79, of Inverness, FL passed away at Bayonet Point Medical Center in Hudson, FL on December 28, 2018. Corky was born to Charles and Wilma (Crandall) Hogue on November 9, 1939 in Gouverneur, N.Y. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy, the Navy Reserves and later the Army Reserves for 25 years. Following his military service, he worked for the Gouverneur Talc Company and later the Corning Glass Company as an electrician. Corky was married to Diane (Edwards) for 57 years until her passing on April 12, 2018. He and Diane were Florida “Snowbirds” for a few years until finally becoming permanent Citrus County, FL residents in 2000. He attended worship services at the United Methodist Church of Inverness. Corky was a volunteer for God’s Kitchen in both New York and Florida, a volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL and the Mended Hearts organization. He was also a Volunteer Firefighter in Gouverneur, N.Y. for over 30 years. In his spare time he enjoyed making knives out of deer antlers and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and being outdoors. Those left to mourn Corky’s passing include his son, Jon Hogue of Jacksonville, FL; daughters: Denise Kingsley of Gouverneur, N.Y., Natalie Kelley and her husband Jonathan of Fowler, N.Y.; brothers: Charles Hogue and his wife Patti of Gouverneur, N.Y., Kevin Hogue and his wife Sarah of Cicero, N.Y.; sister, Brenda Sipher and her husband Paul of Watertown, N.Y.; grandchildren: Dustin and Kristopher Kelley; and great grandchild, Morgin Kelley. Corky was preceded in death by brother, Brian Hogue; sister, DeAnne Jungkind; and son in law, David Kingsley. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Donald Pratt of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness officiating. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends may join Corky’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to God’s Kitchen, Inverness First United Methodist Church, 1140 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, FL 34453 or Gouverneur Volunteer Exempt Firemen, C/O Charles Halpin, 110 Rowley Street, Gouverneur, N.Y. 13642. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Benjamin Howard

Benjamin A Howard, 69, Inverness, FL
Benjamin Arthur Howard, 69, of Inverness, FL passed away December 31, 2018 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Danville, IL on November 8, 1949, and was a Union Carpenter in the construction industry. Benjamin arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Danville, and was a Christian by faith. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, boating in his pontoon boat, spending time with family and friends, and especially “Waltzing with Matilda.” Benjamin was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Howard, and brothers Jess Steven Howard and James Thomas Howard. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Pauletta Howard. Other survivors include his children James Kevin Howard and his wife Teri of Bloomington, IL, Shawn C. Howard and his wife Michele of Inverness, Dennis A Howard and his wife Holly of Georgetown, IL, and Monica S. Howard of Westville, IL; his mother, Ruth Cora Campbell; brother Boon Campbell and his wife Tracy; sister Dawn Campbell; grandchildren Brice, Kolton, Marnie, Nicholas, Chelsea, and Dalton; and 4 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Theresa Huckabee

Theresa E Huckabee, 69, Floral City, FL
Theresa “Elaine” Huckabee, passed away February 16, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. She was born in Miami, FL on October 5, 1949 to the late Byrd Johnson and Mary Magdaline (Tolbert) Huckabee. Elaine was a restaurant waitress, and arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Trappe, MD. She was a Methodist by faith. She enjoyed reading, gardening, doing jigsaw puzzles, and color pencil and painting art. Elaine is survived by her loving children Robbin Daniels Wilson of Floral City, FL, Sheila Daniels of Secretary, MD, Stephanie Summer Breedlove of Dover, DE; and Rusty Huckabee and his wife Ariene of Inverness, her brother John Huckabee; her sister, Denise Chambers; her grandchildren: Ashley, Cory, Amber, Tyler, Sierrah, Emily, and Stefani; and great grandchildren: Caroline and Everett. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness


Athia Hunter

Athia C Hunter, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Athia C. Hunter, 90 of Beverly Hills, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at The Grove in Hernando. Born on March 27, 1928 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to the late Calvin T. and Anna Lee (Smallwood) Cooper, she came to Citrus County in 2005 from Manhattan, NY. Athia was Protestant by faith and a corrections officer for the state of New York, for over 15 years. She was devoted to her family and adored her family. She loved to cook, was very witty and had a kind and outgoing personality, a kind spirit and gentle soul. Left to cherish her memory are her loving niece, Michelle Gibbons Wise and husband Bailey, of Beverly Hills; her precious granddaughter, Leslie Gibbons of New York, N.Y.; her beloved great granddaughter, Kiara Brown of New York, N.Y.; and her dear devoted friend, Carol Bergmann, of Crystal River. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 52 years, William Hunter in 2004. Following cremation, Athia’s urn will be laid to rest at the Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, NY, with her husband William. Cremation Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Earl Jarvis

Earl K Jarvis, 81, Alpena, MI
Earl Kenneth Jarvis, 81 of Alpena, MI passed away peacefully on February 18, 2019 under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Ocqueoc Township, MI on November 11, 1937 to the late Andrew Earl and Lydia Louisa (VanAtten) Jarvis. After graduating from Onaway High School in 1956, Earl began his 46 year sailing career on the Great Lakes. He started as a dishwasher, and quickly worked his way up to becoming the youngest Steward sailing on the Great Lakes. In 1955, Earl was a Golden Gloves Regional Champion. Earl married his loving wife Doris on June 2, 1956, and spent 62 loving years together. While living in Alpena, they had 4 children. Earl and Doris became snowbirds, coming to Inverness for the winters where Earl enjoyed playing golf. He volunteered for the Citrus Sheriff’s Crime watch for 20 years. During his retirement, Earl enjoyed restoring Massey Harris tractors and traveling to many tractor shows and parades. He was also involved with many organizations and clubs, and he cherished his time with his family. Earl loved going to the hunting camp and teaching his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren how to hunt. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved laughter. Earl was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Jarvis, sisters Evelyn Smith and Audrey Gerding, brothers in law Robert Bobola, Jerry Dunbar, Ralph Freel and Kenneth Gerding; sisters in law Emma Jarvis, Carol Bobola and Pat Bobola. Earl is survived by his loving wife Doris, his children David Jarvis of Inverness, Douglas Jarvis and his wife Katie of Millersburg, MI, Donna Kaiser of East Tawas, MI, and Darlene Tourjee of Colorado Springs, CO.; sister Eleanor Freel; sister in law Rose Dunbar, brother in law Tom Bobola and his wife Sue; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and several special nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Earl’s life will be held in Alpena at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Earl’s name be made to the Hospice organization of your choice. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Charles Johnson

Charles M Johnson, 81, Inverness, FL
Charles Martin Johnson, age 81, Inverness, FL passed away at home on March 15, 2019 under the care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Mr. Johnson was born in Ocala, Florida on May 9, 1937 to the late Martin and Faith Elizabeth (Barry) Johnson and resided in Largo, FL before moving to Inverness. He owned and operated his own landscaping business, having worked for several of the local contractors in the area. He formerly attended the Church of God. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Sue (House) Johnson; 2 children, Jeff Johnson and his wife Heather, Inverness; Jason Johnson and his wife, Tiffany, Lecanto; 1 sister, Susan Wilbur, Inverness; 1 grandchild, Jordyn. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Johnson and a granddaughter, Megan Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 PM Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with The Rev. Ronnie Reid, pastor of the Crystal River Church of God officiating. Burial will follow the next day in Anona Cemetery, (Serenity Gardens) Largo, FL. at 12 Noon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 PM Wednesday until the hour of service.


Edgar Johnston

Edgar A Johnston, 92, Inverness, FL
Edgar Alpheus Johnston, age 92, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare Hospice Unit in Lecanto, FL on Monday January 28, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. Edgar was born in Bonnots Mill, MO to the late Charles and Anna Marie (Vossen) Johnston. He had been a resident of Citrus County, FL for over 30 years after relocating from Waterloo, IA. He was one of the first members of Falls Avenue Wesleyan Church in Waterloo and helped build the church building. He was also a fourth grade Sunday School teacher for many years. This church later became Sunnyside Temple and is now Cedar Valley Church. In Florida he became a devoted and loyal member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene in Hernando, FL. Prior to retirement, he was a Foundry Worker at the John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo for 32 years. At Deere he was affectionately known as “the preacher man” due to his devotion and spreading of the Word. He also collected and sold hubcaps with an inventory of several thousand. He became known as “the hubcap man”. He was always very generous, loving and loyal to God, his family, his church family and his friends. Telling and hearing jokes were always high on his priority list. He was always a good example to his family. He left everyone a legacy to live up to. Those left to mourn Edgar’s passing and cherish his memory are his son: Lorin Johnston and his wife Sherry of Sarasota, FL; daughter, Alverna Magee and her husband Larry of Waterloo, IA; brother, Wayne Johnston of Peculiar, MO; sisters: Mildred Baatz of Traverse City, MI, Dorothy Desmond of Jefferson City, MO; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Edgar was preceded in death by his first wife, LaVerne (Autenreith) on December 3, 1992, second wife, Ruby Jane (Norris) on January 13, 2017; son, Terry Joe Johnston on July 12, 2010; brother, Lincoln Johnston; and sister, Loraine Ashton. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019 with visitation beginning at 3:00 pm followed by the service at 4:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with retired Pastor Randy Hodges of Hernando Church of the Nazarene officiating. Further funeral services will take place at the Cedar Valley Church in Waterloo, IA and will be under the direction of the Garden View Chapel. Edgar will be laid to rest with his wife LaVerne at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo, IA. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.


Steven Jones

Steven L Jones, 67, Inverness, FL
Steven Lee Jones, age 67, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on February 28, 2019. Steven was born on August 17, 1951 in San Antonio, FL to Diane (Smith) and the late Joseph Jones. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He specifically served in Air Force Special Operations as a member of the Pararescumen. Steven spent 41 years with his true love, Deborah Ellen (Miller) Jones, whom he married on September 1, 1980. They made Citrus County their home in 2010 after relocating from Pasco County and had traveled throughout the United States and Southeast Asia extensively. Stateside, they traveled together in their R.V. and had visited every national forest in the contiguous 48 states. In his spare time, Steven enjoyed scuba diving, riding horses and teaching others. He had a great love for his country and his family. In addition to his wife Deborah, those left to mourn Steven’s passing include his mother, Diane Jones; son, Jake Jones; brother, Larry Jones; sisters: Jacqueline Jones, Cathy Sprigg and Lorraine LaChance. In addition to his father, Steven was preceded in death by his daughter, Jessie Jones in 1997. Steven will be laid to rest with a private committal service at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by the MacDill Air Force Base Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Steven’s memory be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Melvin Jordan

Melvin M Jordan, 73, Lecanto, FL
Melvin “Mel” M. Jordan, age 73, Lecanto, FL passed away Feb. 4, 2019 at his home in Lecanto, Florida. Mel was born in Akron, OH on November 28, 1945. He resided in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio until 1975 when he moved his family to Phoenix, Arizona. In 1981 his family moved to San Juan Capistrano, California and finally, in 1984, the Jordan family began their residence in Citrus County, Florida. Mel proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force as an electrical aircraft engineer from 1965 to 69 stationed overseas in both Libya and Japan. Mel continued as a reserve officer for two additional years. He continued a career as an electrician working his way through training and schooling until he became a licensed commercial and residential electrical contractor. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated M.J. Electric, a commercial electrical contracting company. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Christine Milan Jordan. Mel and Chris celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past September with their loved ones. Mel and Christine have had fifty glorious years together full of many memories, challenges, and celebrations that set an example to his family. His family includes two proud daughters and admiring son-in-laws: Lisa Pozzi and her husband, Michael Pozzi of Hernando and Tina Foulkes and her husband, Marcus Foulkes of Lecanto. Mel was the proud, active Papa of two adoring grandchildren, Ashlynn Pozzi, age 16 and Mason Foulkes, age 11. Mel was a hardworking, determined person who set an example of perseverance and fortitude to all of his family. He stands as an example of family values, love, support and unconditional love. Mel enjoyed both bowling and golf. He actively competed and bowled in leagues with his wife and both daughters. Mel was a passionate and competitive golfer playing at least twice a week up until his final months. Mel supported and participated in junior golf his entire life in hopes to promote his love and passion for the game. The Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Fl. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to “The First Tee”, a program that promotes and supports junior golf in an effort to continue Mel’s support and passion for the game of golf. Donations can be made in his name on line at www.thefirstteegreaterocal.org or by mail to: The First Tee, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470


Ruth Kroeger

Ruth E Kroeger, 84, Inverness, FL
Ruth Evelyn Cox Kroeger, 84, Inverness passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center. Ruth was born in Columbus, IN on April 8, 1934 to the late Leslie T. and Mary (Cline) Cox and came to Citrus County in 1971 from Lakeland, FL. She was employed by Humana Health Care as a secretary. She was of the Baptist Faith and a member of Calvary Chapel in Ft. Lauderdale. Ruth enjoyed sewing, quilting, working puzzles and truly enjoyed nature and the outdoors. Additionally, she was a great cook! Left to cherish her memory is her son, David O. Pate of Pompano Beach, FL; 5 daughters: Deanna Johnston and her husband Hrold, Jennifer Williamson and her husband Ira, and Kaywood Pate, all of Inverness; Georgia Shelar, of Smyrna, DE; Hollis Roberts, of Greenville, TN; her sister, Elizabeth Robinson, of Clearwater, FL; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Kroeger , her sister, Alta Smith, and her granddaughter, Mandy Ruth Pate. Ruth’s life will be remembered at a Life Celebration Service on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Bloxton, of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL


Dirk Kunne

Dirk P Kunne, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Dirk Philip Kunne, age 90, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at his home on January 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of the Citrus County Chapter of HPH Hospice Healthcare. Dirk was born in Amsterdam, Holland on October 27, 1928 to the late Hendrik and Jacoba (Bood) Kunne. He was married to Nina Kunne until her passing on August 29, 2009. Dirk retired from the Illinois Tool works as their Senior Design Engineer. He was a self taught Mechanical and Electrical Engineer who enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening and working outdoors. Dirk designed and built his own sailboat, “The Screaming Dutchman”. He and his wife Nina made Citrus County, FL their home in 1995 after relocating from Arlington Heights, IL. Left to mourn Dirk’s passing is his son, Richard Kunne and his wife Margaret of Beverly Hills, FL. In addition to his wife and parent’s, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Dirk will be laid to rest to rest with his wife at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove, IL at a later date. No local services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carol Kurdt

Carol J Kurdt, 80, Inverness, FL
Carol Judith Kurdt, age 80, of Inverness, FL passed away while under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL on March 3, 2019. Carol was born on June 26, 1938 in Amityville, N.Y. to the late Louis George and Marguerite Alice (Wood) Kurdt. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1996 after relocating from Phoenix, AZ and was Catholic by faith. In her spare time, Carol enjoyed making arts and crafts and had taught ceramics in the past. She loved playing bingo, was a great bowler that had been the secretary for her bowling league in Centereach, N.Y. Carol was very athletic and had helped coach and umpire baseball and softball teams when her children were young. She was an excellent baton twirler and had judged several twirling competitions. Carol also enjoyed the outdoors and going canoeing and camping. She was an excellent cook and will be remembered for her great beef stew. Those left to mourn Carol’s passing include her children: John Sesso of Sound Beach, N.Y., Michael Sesso of Huntersville, N.C., Lisa Ann Sesso of Holbrook, N.Y.; sister, Della Van Riper of Lindenhurst, N.J.; grandchildren: Robert Karszen and Elle Fulton (Sesso); niece, Dawn Brenner if Bayport, N.Y.; nephew, Rich Van Riper and his daughter Kira; best friend, Janice Johnson of Brentwood, N.Y.; and many other friends and family members. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jon La Fontaine

Jon M La Fontaine, 75, Inverness, FL
Jon Maurice La Fontaine passed away on January 13, 2019, at the age of 75. He was born on December 4, 1943 in Watertown, N.Y. to Maurice and Kathryn La Fontaine. Jon married Phyllis Embling September 9, 1967 at the First Methodist Church in North Chili, N.Y. Jon and Phyllis were proud and loving parents to their two sons, David and Stephen. Jon proudly spent 45 years working in Fire and Safety Management at companies such as Eastman Kodak and the New York State Department of Transportation. Jon was also an active member of the volunteer fire department in Rochester, N.Y for 35 years. In retirement, Jon and Phyllis enjoyed traveling the nation and later became Florida "Snowbirds". In 2017 they moved to Inverness, where Jon enjoyed fixing up their new home, reading, baking, playing golf, and fishing with his family and friends. Jon was active in the church community, and was considered a much loved member. Jon will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend. Left to honor and remember Jon are his wife Phyllis, his two sons: David La Fontaine and wife Miriam, Stephen La Fontaine; granddaughter, Katelyn La Fontaine; brother, Stephen (Karen) La Fontaine; sister Michele (Stephen) Babin; brother-in-law Ron Embling and his wife Judy; sister-in-law Janet Stewart and her husband Doug. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM from the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness with Pastor Ron Pfeifer officiating. Services were provided by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Memorial donations in memory of Jon can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness.


Michael "Mark" Lanier

Michael "Mark" Lanier, 60, Floral City, FL
Michael “Mark” Lanier, age 60, of Floral City, FL passed away at his home on February 15, 2019. Mark was born in Venice, FL on May 6, 1958 to the late Joan Rainbeau and Wayne McDaniel. He was formerly employed by the County of Sarasota as an Aquatic Spray Technician and made Citrus County his home in 2005. Mark was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Sarasota and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. He had a tremendous love for his children. Those left to mourn Mark’s passing include his wife of 32 years, Bridgette Lanier; his children: Alicia Hutchinson and her husband Chris of Sarasota, FL, Clinton Lanier of Palm Harbor, FL, Jaelyn Lanier of Crystal River, FL; brothers: Bobby McDaniel of Sebring, FL, Freddie Lanier of Englewood, FL; sisters: Vickie Fonte of Sarasota, FL, Tammy Barrier of Northport, FL; and grandchildren: MaKenna and Preslie. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Maureen LeMons

Maureen E LeMons, 76, Floral City, FL
Maureen E. LeMons, 76, of Floral City, FL passed away March 2, 2019 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL. She was born in Dedham, MA on November 28, 1942 to the late Raymond and Anna (Ericsson) O’Reilly. She worked for 23 years as a pharmacy secretary at the Cardinal Cushing Hospital in Brockton, MA. She served as Worthy Matron at Eastern Star Lodge division of Rising Star Lodge in Stoughton, MA. Maureen arrived in this area in 2001 and became a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL. In 2009 she began volunteering at Citrus United Basket then becoming their secretary up until her death. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Carl D. LeMons in 2009, and her sisters, Rita Murphy and Frances Lally. She is survived by her son, Raymond LeMons and his wife Kathleen of Inverness, FL; brothers: Robert Ericsson of Floral City, and Raymond O’Reilly, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Greenville, NH; and sister, Monica O’Reilly of Inverness, FL; 5 grandchildren: Raymond Jr, Christopher, Nicholas, Victoria, and Melissa; and 3 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on March 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM at New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Wayne Lindhe

Wayne H Lindhe, 75, Homosassa, FL
Wayne Howard Lindhe, age 75, of Homosassa, FL, passed away at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation in Inverness on February 11, 2019. Wayne was born on April 30, 1943 in Vallejo, CA to the late Leslie and Violet (Pelatrow) Lindhe. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. On April 9, 1986 he married Joanne (Dalia), with whom he shared 32 years of loving marriage. Wayne and Joanne made Citrus County, FL their home 9 years ago after relocating from Glenham, N.Y. Wayne was a retired carpenter but continued to work as a craftsman and enjoyed his workshop. He even used his carpentry skills to construct a cradle for one of his grandchildren. Wayne had a great love for his wife Joanne and did everything he could to make sure she was happy. In addition to his wife Joanne, those left to mourn Wayne’s passing include his brother, Lucky Lindhe of Highland, N.Y.; son, Wayne Lindhe of Highland, N.Y.; stepson, Guy Ferdico and his wife Andrea of Homosassa, FL; stepdaughter, Perinne McVey of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Wayne was preceded in death by his daughter, Maria Lindhe in 2018. A graveside memorial service is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Wayne’s family at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on the morning of the service and join the procession to the cemetery that will depart promptly at 10:15 AM. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Clara Lindsey

Clara O Lindsey, 86, Inverness, FL
Clara Odell Lindsey, age 86, Inverness, FL passed away February 24, 2019 in the Sturgill Hospice Facility in Brooksville, Clara was born in Tuskegee, AL on June 4, 1932 to the late Leon and Clara (Shoffeitt) Greene and moved to Citrus County in 1976 from Miami, FL. She retired from First Federal Savings & Loan Association after 14 years of service as the Vice-President of the loan service department. Clara was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness. Active in her community, she spent many hours donating her time to the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Left to mourn her loss are 2 step daughters, Paulette Anderson, Miami, FL and Janice Harben, Atlanta, GA; 2 grandchildren, Timothy Harben and Matthew Williams; 3 nieces, Jane Beason, Edgefield, SC, Charlotte Sherrill, Inverness; Laverne Underwood, Columbus, GA. She was preceded in death by her son, William Douglas Kimmons in 1993; 3 husbands, William Kimmons, William Anderson in 1977, and Edward Lindsey in 2003. Her brothers predeceased her as well. They were Douglas, William, and Leon Greene and her sister, Doris Greene. Graveside services for Clara, will be conducted on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Dunnellon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dunnellon, with Rev. Tom Thomas of the First Christian Church in Inverness, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


Edward "Ted" Lloyd, Jr.

Edward "Ted" E Lloyd, Jr., 71, Beverly Hills, FL
Edward E. “Ted” Lloyd, Jr., age 71, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at his home on February 6, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. Ted was born on June 15, 1947 in Northampton, MA to the late Phyllis (Sontag) and Edward E. Lloyd, Sr. On December 5, 1997 he married Sheryl A. (Tomlinson) Lloyd with whom he shared 21 years of loving marriage. Ted and Sheryl made Citrus County, FL their home 14 years ago after relocating from New Hampshire. He and Sheryl enjoyed ballroom and country couples dancing together. In his youth, Ted was a great athlete, playing baseball, basketball, and skiing. He was a lifelong Red Sox fan. He also climbed many mountains in New England over the years. Ted cared greatly for the environment and the planet. He enjoyed farming the land and raising livestock to help support and feed his children while they were growing up in Northwood, NH. Ted worked in carpentry as a cabinet maker and built several homes on Nantucket, MA. Even after retirement, he stayed interested in woodworking and enjoyed crafting his own tools to suit his specific needs. He also loved maintaining his garden where he could sit and watch the birds. In addition to his loving wife Sheryl, Ted will always be remembered by his son, Robert Lloyd and husband Justin Armbruster of Omaha, NE; daughters: Erin Izzo and husband Joseph of Marstons Mills, MA; Jennifer Lloyd and husband Zachary Landis of Orange, VT; Annie Lloyd of Brooklyn, NY; Sara Sullivan and husband Brian of Nashua, NH; Kate Massey and husband Court of Fitchburg, MA; stepson, Michael Frisbie and wife Ha of Concord, NH; stepdaughters: Kim Bates and husband Gary of Chichester, NH; Laura Bynum of Bow, NH; and eight grandchildren. He taught them all to "move over the Earth with ease and grace." No services are planned at this time. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ronald Madsen

Ronald G Madsen, 90, Inverness, FL
Ronald Gordon Madsen, 90, of Inverness, FL passed away February 2, 2019 under the care of New Horizons Assisted Living in Inverness. He was born in Valsetz, OR on November 14, 1928 to the late Antone and May (Isabelle) Madsen. Ronald served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy, and worked for Ford Motor Corp as a automotive manager with 42 years of service. He arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Alabama, and was a member of the Crossgate Church of God in Inverness. Ronald was a talented musician, playing the piano, organ, and guitar, and was the church pianist. He also enjoyed participating in the church activities. Ronald was preceded in death by 2 sons, Mark and Charles Madsen; brother Antone Madsen, and sister Betty Terrel. Left to mourn his passing is his loving wife of 20 years, Betty F. Madsen. Other survivors include his children Ronald Madsen of Cropwell, AL, and Clifford Madsen and his wife Stephanie Beling of Denver, CO, Angela Madsen and her spouse Debbie of Long Beach, CA, and Julie Jarrel and her husband Scott of Franklin, OH; stepchildren William Lux and his wife Meg of Crystal River, FL, Jack Bowers and his wife Hillary of Naples, FL, Linda Crossley and her husband Scott of Beverly Hills, FL, and Peggy See and her husband Wayne of Point Pleasant, W.VA; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Anthony "Tony" Magdon

Anthony "Tony" G Magdon, 54, Crystal River, FL
Anthony George Magdon passed away at the Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, after a long bout with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born on February 10, 1965 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. When he was six years old he moved to Clearwater, Florida, with his family. They then moved to Citrus County in 1977. Tony was a hard worker and always loved a challenge, giving his all to everything that he did. He really enjoyed auto repair and was the previous owner of Florida Automatic Transmissions in Lecanto. He moved out of the state for many years and returned to Florida in 2010, residing in New Port Richey. He continued working until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013. He was a fighter and kept active as long as he could. He then filled his days caring for his dogs and even took in several strays. He not only had a big heart for dogs, but also for people, often giving his friends a place to stay. He moved to Crystal River in 2017 to be close to his family and enjoyed spending time with them. In spite of his illness, he maintained a great sense of humor and had a warm welcoming smile. He will be missed! He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Gary Fuller. Tony is survived by his mother Dorothy Fuller of Crystal River and father, Anthony G. Magdon of Perth Amboy, New Jersey; two brothers: John Magdon of Jacksonville and Barry Fuller of Ocala; one sister, Francine (Jim) Doolittle of Inverness and many other close family members. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Paul Matinzi

Paul Matinzi, 64, Inverness, FL
Paul Matinzi, 64 of Inverness, passed away at home on Monday, February 25, 2019. He was born in Plymouth, MA on February 15, 1955, to the late Alton Joseph and Bertha Mae (Hanelt) Matinzi and came to Citrus County 24 years ago from there. Paul was a contractor in the construction industry. He was a member of the Inverness Moose Lodge, he loved to golf and loved NASCAR racing. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 30 years, Cheryl; his sons: Kyle Matinzi of Seattle, WA, Kodi Matinzi of Tampa, FL, and Paul Matinzi, Jr. of Massachusetts; his brothers: Alton, David and Alan; his sisters: Susan and Carol; and his grandchildren: Trinity, Adelynn, Maylee Rae and Wynter Lynn. The family will celebrate Paul’s life with a private family memorial service. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Kelly McAllister

Kelly L McAllister, 55, Hernando, FL
Kelly Leigh McAllister, age 55, of Hernando, passed away at her home on January 2, 2019. Kelly was born in Tampa, FL on June 3, 1963 to Richard and Joyce (Baldt) Howard. She graduated from John I. Leonard High School in 1981 and went on to serve her country as a member of the United States Air Force. Kelly was very athletic in her youth and won 12 letters for her achievements in sports and 2 for chorus. In 1980, she was the 2nd highest ranked female high school runner in the State of Florida and was also a skilled soccer and softball player. She was married to Tim McAllister for 26 years until his passing on October 25, 2018. Kelly and Tim made Citrus County, FL their home in 2007 after relocating from West Palm Beach, FL. She was a bartender for the Inverness VFW #4337 for a number of years and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Those left to mourn her passing include her sons: Timothy McAllister, II of Hernando, FL, Tommy McAllister of Dunnellon, FL; daughter, Tori McAllister of Hernando, FL; her parent’s, Richard and Joyce Howard of Palm Springs, FL; brothers: Lance Kevin Howard of Palm Springs, FL, Richard Keith Howard and his wife Pam of Jessup, GA; and grandsons, Timothy Paul McAllister, III and Amari Brathwaite, and their mother, Shannon Liepke. Kelly was preceded in death by her daughter, Tera McAllister on February 9, 2013. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place at the Inverness VFW #4337 at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Tanner McFall

Tanner J McFall, 19, Hernando, Florida
Tanner James McFall, 19, of Hernando, FL passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Inverness. Tanner was born on February 6, 1999 in Gainesville, FL and was a lifetime resident of Citrus County. He attended Hernando Elementary School, Citrus Springs Middle School and was a 2018 graduate of Citrus High School. Tannner was a field technician for his father’s utility and excavation company. His passions included spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed soccer, riding his motorcycle, and driving “fast” cars. He also enjoyed going to car shows, his Xbox, paintballing, camping, and boating, just to name a few of the many things that he did at 100 miles an hour. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Walter “Rusty” and Annette (Erdman) McFall; two brothers, Trevor McFall of Inverness, now stationed with the US Coast Guard in Kodiak, Alaska and Nathan McFall and wife, Ashley of Illinois; two nephews, Brayden and Bryson McFall and his niece, Brielle Mc Fall; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. Tanner was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Joice Erdman and his paternal grandparents, Dorous and Freda McFall; his uncle, Bobby McFall and aunt, Linda Peterson. A Celebration of Tanner’s life will be conducted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6 PM from the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, with Rev. Greg Kell, officiating. Friends may call at church from 5 PM until service time. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452 (Attn: Student Ministries)


Dakota McFarlin

Dakota A McFarlin, 28, Bushnell, FL
Dakota A. McFarlin, age 28, of Bushnell, FL passed away at his home on December 26, 2018. Dakota was born on April 29, 1990 in Brooksville, FL to Ronald Harrod and Ruby (McFarlin) Griffith. He was a Baptist by faith and worked in the construction industry throughout his life. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. In addition to his loving parent’s, those left to mourn Dakota’s passing include his daughters: Brooklyn and Hailie McFarlin of Center Hill, FL; sister, Kourtni Harrod of Bushnell, FL; paternal grandparent’s: Ron and Beth Harrod of Istachatta, FL; and maternal grandparent’s: Eddie McFarlin and Meme Willette of Little Washington, N.C. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Max McGlashen

Max F McGlashen, 88, Inverness, FL
Max Floyd McGlashen, 88 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. Max was born on March 22, 1930, in Columbiaville, Michigan, to the late Floyd and Lina (Moore) McGlashen. He came to Citrus County in 1972 from Michigan. Max was a licensed building contractor and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. He served in the U.S. Air Force Max was a strong man of faith. He contributed to four church building projects in each community he lived in: Michigan, Tennessee and Florida. In recent years he loved his “tablet” and found pleasure in the wonder of the internet. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Martha McGlashen; his daughters: Kathryn Jo Fallier and son-in-law, Robert Fallier, of Acworth, GA and Ruth Ann McGlashen and daughter-in-law, Stacey Campbell. of Inverness; his brother, Basil McGlashen of Hernando, FL and sister, Hazel Hutchinson of Lebanon, TN; and his three grandchildren: Andrew, Mark and James. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with the Rev. Dairold Rushing, officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to HPH Hospice, 2939 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Robert Mease

Robert J Mease, 83, Floral City, FL
Robert J. “Bob” Mease, 83, of Floral City, FL passed away February 6, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Springtown, PA on June 25, 1935 to the late Warren and Anna (Romig) Mease. Bob served our country honorably in the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of TSGT. He arrived in this area 20 years ago coming from CA, and was a Christian by faith. Bob was a very giving and social person who enjoyed taking bus trips with friends to theater shows. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Mease, and sisters Marjorie L. Lewis and Linda Ackerman-Diehl. Survivors include his children Robert Mease of Easton, PA, and John Mease California; Deanna Miller and her husband Terry of Coopersburg, PA, Denise Tornabene and her husband Salvatore of Easton, PA, Cynthia Frank and her husband William of Easton, PA, and Michelle DiChiara and her husband Richard of Hellertown, PA; special nieces Deborah Turner of Red Hill, PA and Susan Martin, and her husband Chris of Hellertown, PA; nephews Richard Lewis and his wife Nancy, of Landsdale, PA, and Keith Ackerman and his wife Debbie of Ohio; and caregiver Cheryl Stanhope. 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Bob will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Judith Medina

Judith B Medina, 38, Floral City, FL
Judith Brandilea Medina, age 38, of Floral City, FL passed away at her home on January 10, 2019. A lifelong resident of Citrus County, Judith was born in Inverness on January 2, 1981 to David Gamble and Janice Albertson. She graduated from Citrus High School in 1998 and went on to become a talented hairstylist. She was employed by the Smart Styles Salon in Bushnell, FL and liked creating new looks and working with color. She enjoyed reading in her spare time. Judith adored her family and loved spending time with them. She will be remembered as a loving daughter, caring mother and wonderful sister. Those left to mourn Judith’s passing include her children: Roman and Kylea Medina of Floral City; her mother, Janice Medina of Floral City; her father, David Gamble of Floral City; her brother, Michael Medina and his wife Jennifer of Brooksville; her sister, Crystal Medina of Floral City, FL. No services are planned at this time. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Lillian Mercado

Lillian Mercado, 67, Beverly Hills, FL
Lillian Mercado, age 67, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on December 24, 2018. Lillian was born in Bronx, N.Y. on August 9, 1951 to the late Gregorio and Isabel (Valles) Mercado. She was a caregiver in the medical industry for a number of years and made Citrus County, FL her home over 20 years ago after relocating from Shirley, Long Island, N.Y. She enjoyed socializing with friends, singing and dancing. Those left to mourn Lillian’s passing include her daughters: Theresa Tummes of Port Jefferson, N.Y., Doreen Dunbar and her husband Stephen of Farmingville, Long Island, N.Y., Paula Mercado of Salem, OR; brothers: Gregory Mercado, Frank Borrero, Robert Mercado, John Mercado; sister, Elizabeth Ann Mercado; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Jacob, Saydi, Troy and Liam. In addition to her parent’s, Lillian was preceded in death by her brother, Andy Mercado. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marie Merchant

Marie J Merchant, 94, Pompano Beach, FL
Marie J. Merchant, 94, Pompano Beach, FL and former Floral City resident passed away February 16, 2019 at her daughter’s home. Mrs Merchant was born in Winthrop, MA on March 23, 1924 and moved to Florida in 1978 from Miami. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness and the wife of the late Charles F. Merchant who passed away May 17, 2013. They were married 68 years. Left to cherish her memory are three children, Janice Blakely, Pompano Beach, FL; Donna Lorenzo, Honolulu, HI; Constance Wright, Roanoke, VA; 7 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Frances Johnson on July 28, 2000. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Claudius Mganga, celebrant. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral from 9:30 am until the procession departs for the church at 10:45 am.


Carol Mettler

Carol A Mettler, 68, Inverness, FL
Carol Ann Mettler, age 68, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home in Inverness, FL on Monday, January 7, 2019. Carol was born on March 14, 1950 in Columbus, OH to Thelma Glory (Lovingshiemer) Kennedy and the late Frank Edward Kennedy, Sr. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Thomas R. Mettler, Sr. of Inverness, FL; her sons: Donald Kennedy and his wife Marie of Lancaster, OH, Thomas Mettler, Jr. of Roseville, OH; daughter, Thelma Cali and her husband James of Floral City, FL; mother, Thelma Kennedy of New Lexington, OH; sisters: Gloria Wells of New Lexington, OH, Maria Bowshier of Shawnee, OH, Joyce McDonald of Murray, KY; and 6 grandchildren. Services for Carol will take place on Monday in Groveport, OH under the direction of the Myers-Woodyard Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest at the Groveport Cemetery in Groveport, OH. Florida arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, FL.


Ruthanne Morris

Ruthanne Morris, 75, Inverness, FL
Ruthanne Morris, age 75, Inverness, FL passed away January 21, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Ruthanne was born December 12, 1943 in Jamaica, Long Island, NY to the late Charles and Lillian (Coopey) Joedicke and moved to Florida 2 years ago from Pennsylvania. She retired from Cablevision in Long Island as a Customer Service Representative and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Left to mourn her loss are 2 sons, Theodore Morris, II and William Morris; 1 daughter, Patricia Morris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Morris; a daughter, Paula Morris and 4 sisters. The Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Pfeifer officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL


Phyllis Neal

Phyllis A Neal, 83, Inverness, FL
Phyllis Ann Neal went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 3, 2019 under the loving care of Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto, Florida. She was born February 14, 1935 in Elm Grove, West Virginia to Gus W. Freyler and Edna Ray Boone-Freyler. Phyllis graduated from Wheeling General Hospital as a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked private duty cases in Fort Lauderdale, and retired from Barkley Place in Ft. Myers where she lived prior to moving to Inverness to be near her nephews’ families ten years ago. After nursing school Phyllis met and married her husband of 55 years, Harold Richard “Dick” Neal, a licensed funeral director. Phyllis and Dick loved to travel and took many cruises and other trips to places around the world. Together over the years they were involved in numerous charitable causes such as The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, homeowner association leadership roles and activities, Kiwanis International Club projects, and Presbyterian Church religious undertakings. She cherished her family and community which led to a life well lived. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents some years ago, and by her husband in 2011. She is survived by her sister Delores Porter, and her brother William J. Freyler, both of West Virginia. Also surviving Phyllis are her nieces and nephews: Janice McIntosh (Mike); Lisa Orlofske (Kevin); Curtis Neal (Vickie); and James Neal (Alice), all residents of Florida. Numerous great nieces and great nephews scattered throughout the United States live to remember her. Private cremation service to be arranged at a later time, after which Phyllis will be reunited with Dick at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Her family would like to thank all the kind people at Superior Residences in Lecanto for the excellent care they provided to Phyllis for five years. Her wish was that in lieu of flowers that friends would make a donation to Vitas Hospice House, 3280 W. Audubon Path, Lecanto, FL 34461. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dean Norberg

Dean M Norberg, 62, Summersville, W.V.
Dean Matthew Norberg, age 62, of Summersville, W.V. and formerly of Floral City, FL passed away January 18, 2019. Dean was born in Coral Gables, FL on December 3, 1956 to Robert Allowious Norberg and the late Muriel (Langraft) Norberg. He worked in the construction industry as a plasterer and had just moved from Floral City, FL to Summersville, West Virginia 5 months ago. In addition to his father, he is survived by his siblings: Robert Norberg and his wife Cynthia of Lawtey, FL, Guy Norberg and his fiancée Robin of Floral City, FL, and Frances Jones also of Floral City, FL. Following cremation in West Virginia, Dean’s family is planning to have a memorial service for him in Florida at a later date. Florida arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joan O'Berry

Joan R O'Berry, 84, Inverness, FL
Joan Roberta O’Berry, age 84, Inverness, FL passed away January 23, 2019. Mrs. O’Berry was born on September 7, 1934 in Mannington, West Virginia to the late William A. and Mary Moore Arnett and came to Citrus County in the 70’s from Jacksonville and Haines City, Florida. She worked as a legal secretary in her early years and then joined her husband as a commercial truck driver. She was a member of the Inverness Church of God. During her years, Mrs. O’Berry enjoyed attending Gospel Singing Venues in Florida and Tennessee. She also enjoyed spending family time with her many nieces and nephews whom she was affectionately known by as “Aunt Jo.” Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 51 years, William “Bill” O’Berry of Inverness, FL; 1 brother, Herbert Arnett of Dover, Ohio: 11 nieces and nephews, and 19 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, William I. Arnett on July 13, 1982 and her sister, Jean Arnett Connors on June 1, 1986. There will be no services. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gary O'Gwynn

Gary R O'Gwynn, 69, Crystal River, FL
On January 4, 2019 Gary R. O'Gwynn age 69, born to Buddy and Evelyn O'Gwynn, passed peacefully at his home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Gary proudly served his country in the US Army and was a 32nd degree Mason. Gary leaves behind his wife, Bernice, his son, Travis (Savannah), his mother, Evelyn, two stepdaughters, Holly McGlashan (Jim), Natalie Magee (George) ; his brother, Wayne and his wife, Jane; 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Buddy O'Gwynn. Gary will be laid to rest at a private ceremony at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Cremation arrangements with care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert "Bob" Outten

Robert "Bob" Outten, 64, Inverness, FL
Robert “Bob” Outten, age 64, of Inverness, FL passed away December 29, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL while surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Bangor, ME on March 10, 1954 to the late Norwood Clay and Margrette Marie (Dalzell) Outten. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. After his military service he earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling. He later went into private practice for himself and provided mental health care to patients suffering from substance abuse issues. Bob was married to Kathryn Corby (Kisling) with whom he shared 20 years of loving marriage. He and Kathryn made Citrus County, FL their home 2 years ago after relocating from Beeville, TX. Bob loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and enjoyed riding his Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic and going on road trips. He also enjoyed working with his tools and playing spades and casino games online. He liked shooting his guns at the gun range and on his property while living in Texas. Bob also enjoyed riding his scooter around the neighborhood. In addition to his loving wife Kathryn, those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his daughters: Sarah Ann Outten-Driver of Inverness, FL; son-in-law, James Carl Driver – the son he always wished for - of Inverness, FL, Natalie Megan Vrazel of Inverness, FL; and granddaughter, Anastasia Rose Driver. A Funeral Service of Remembrance has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Bob’s brother-in-law, Minister Chris Kisling. Following the service, burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where military honors will be rendered by Marine Corps Detachment #819. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ralph Oxendine

Ralph J Oxendine, 63, Inverness, FL
Ralph Jackson “Jack” Oxendine, age 63, Inverness, FL passed suddenly on December 30, 2018 at his home. Ralph was born in Washington, DC on May 19, 1955 to the late Ralph and Ida Homerine Weiss Oxendine, Sr and came to Citrus County in 1995 from Winter Haven, FL. He worked in the construction industry as an electrician prior to retirement and served our country in the U.S. Army. Jack enjoyed hunting and fishing. He earned his Charter Captain’s License and enjoyed being a fishing guide as his favorite past time. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Vickey Sue (Oliver) Oxendine of Inverness; faithful companion Ellie; a son, Justin Morris and his wife, Jamie Milliron of Summerfield, FL; 1 brother, Joe Oxendine and wife Janet, Villa Rica, GA; 2 grandchildren, Bentley C. Morris and James A. Morris; a niece, Keri Ruth Harp and his aunt, Joyce Greene. He was predeceased by two sisters, Esther Weiss and Lynne Bader. The family will lay his urn to rest at a later date in Mt Gilead Cemetery in Mills River, NC. Cremation care was under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Loretta Paikos

Loretta L Paikos, 77, Lecanto, FL
Loretta L. Paikos, 77, of Lecanto, FL passed away December 25,2018 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. She was born in Muncie, IN on July 26, 1941 to the late Charles and Pauline (Morgan) Russell. Loretta was an owner of her own bar, and arrived in the area in 1992, coming from Oxford, MA. She was a Methodist by faith, and loved taking road trips, reading, going to the beach, spending time with her grandkids, and loved her grand dogs. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry K. Paikos in 2014, 3 brothers, Frank, Joseph, and Jerry Russell, and 1 sister, Joyce Leight. Survivors include her daughters, Lori Greene and her husband David of Homosassa Springs, FL, Kim Anders and her husband Rick of Melbourne, FL; son Edward McManus of Oregon; brothers Fred Russell and Charles “Bud” Russell; 2 grandchildren Jesse Greene and his wife Ashly, and Cody Bergstrom; and 2 great grandchildren, Channing and Hank. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Loretta will be held at the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 12, 10:00 A.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Debra Parker

Debra J Parker, 63, Brooksville, FL
Debra Joan Parker, 63, of Brooksville, FL passed away March 3, 2019 at her residence in Brooksville. She was born in Norton, MA on February 16, 1956, and arrived in this area in the 1980’s, coming from Norton. Debra was a homemaker, and volunteered for the VFW Post #7122 in Floral City, FL serving in several functions. She loved her veterans. She is survived by her loving husband of 16 years Edward Parker, her daughter Heather Novack of Michigan, her parents Joan and David DeCosta, her sister Dawn DeCosta and her niece Haley Gallow. A Celebration of Life for Debra will be held on Saturday, March 16, 1:00 P.M., at the VFW Post #7122 in Floral City. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dorothy Patterson

Dorothy Patterson, 102, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Patterson, 102 years young, of Inverness, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. Born on January 8, 1917 in Marion, Ohio to the late Fred and Crystal Morrison, she came to Citrus County in 1980 from Titusville, NJ. Dorothy was a survivor of the Great Depression. She attended many games at Wrigley field and was a Cubs fan until 2001, when the club traded first baseman Mark Grace. In 1935 she eloped with her future husband, Lyle. They then moved from job to job and apartment to apartment while trying to make ends meet. They didn’t move into their first home until 1943. During WWII, Dorothy worked in an airplane factory. Following the war she started her 38 year career with the State of New Jersey in civil service. After retiring and moving to Citrus County, she started contributing to many local organizations, including the Path, Key Training Center, and Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch. She was someone who cared about those who “just need more in life”. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Thomas L Patterson and his wife, Cindy, of Inverness; Judith Ann Janecek and husband, Bill, of Princeton, TX and Richard E. Patterson and wife Marie of Inverness; sixteen grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Lyle, on May 3, 1997. A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life of service will be conducted on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 3:30 PM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Rev. Greg Kell, of the Cornerstone Baptist Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Lydia Ruth Radcliffe Peck

Lydia Ruth Radcliffe Peck, 98, Inverness, FL
Lydia Ruth Radcliffe Peck, age 98, of Inverness, Florida, passed away on Sunday, January 20th, 2019, after only a few initial hours in hospice care (immediately following nearly a week in the hospital.) Having remained -- by emphatic choice! -- in her own home until only days before her death, she was found by her longtime friend who checked on her daily, and who summoned help. Lydia is survived by her only child, Amy Peck Murphy, of St. Marys, Georgia. Born in Binghamton, New York, on October 21st, 1920, to Judson Pierson Radcliffe and Ruth Mooar Radcliffe (both of whom were deaf), she was raised in Freeport, Long Island, graduating from high school there in 1939. During the intial years following graduation, Lydia found work at various clerical positions in the New York City area (Chase Bank, Sperry Gyroscope, and at Jamaica Hospital.) As World War II raged, she made the decision to become an R.N., with the initial thought of going into the military to care for the wounded. After some time working three jobs in order to afford the upcoming tuition, she was accepted into an intensive, three-year, live-in program at St. John's School of Nursing, Brooklyn, graduating in the class of 1947. During her last summer in St. John's, she met the man who would remain the love of her life, Dr. Walter Edwin Peck, a noted Shelley biographer and university professor of English; they were married January 15th, 1948, in a civil ceremony. In June of 1949, they welcomed a daughter, Amy Ruth. Walter passed away, suddenly, on January 10th, 1954, at age 62; Lydia remained a widow all the subsequent years until her death. During the early, difficult years following her husband's passing, she was quick to realize that the most sensible nursing career for a single mother would be school nursing, but in order to qualify, a Bachelor's degree was needed. She enrolled in NYU, thus beginning a ten-year regimen of nights/weekends classes to achieve it, while working full-time. (Fortunately, her devoted mother lived with her, and was a warm and loving grandmother to Amy through most of her childhood years. Eventually, after cognitive decline required transfer to a nursing home, Ruth passed on at age eighty.) In 1953, Lydia managed to afford her very first home: a small house, directly on a deep-water canal, in Blue Point, Long Island -- an achievement which, along with her nursing degree, remained her proudest. (As a child in Freeport, she had always ached to live "right on the canal"; her own home was merely tantalizingly close!) She enjoyed many of her happiest years in Blue Point, boating on beautiful Great South Bay, in an assortment (over the years) of canoes, powerboats, and finally a "Skimmar" sailboat, which became her lifetime favorite. After retiring from school nursing, Lydia sold that home and moved down to Inverness Highlands, in 1979, where she continued to work until age seventy, first at Leesburg General Hospital and later for an insurance firm, administering qualifying physicals for life insurance applicants. Family and friends who knew Lydia best recognized, and remember, her "New Yawk sensayuma," which carried her through so many challenges over the years. She could recite nearly every line from the ("Classic 39") "Honeymooners" episodes, and always declared that laughter was "her friend." According to her wishes, there is to be no funeral; her ashes will be scattered near her childhood home in Freeport, at a later date. Lydia's lifetime love of animals led her to specify that donations to the "Humanitarians" in Inverness be considered, in her memory. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Pusztai

Robert Pusztai, 53, Inverness, FL
Robert Pusztai, 53 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at his residence in Inverness. Robert was born in Budapest, Hungary on April 16, 1965, to the late Joseph and Tereza (Csakanyi) Pusztai. He came to Citrus County from Budapest in 1995. He was employed by a furniture moving company and was catholic by faith. Robert enjoyed driving his car, playing video poker, and going to the beach to swim. He also liked playing video poker. Left to cherish his memory are his brother, Gabor Pusztai of Largo, FL, his sister Gyongyi Pusztai, and his previous spouse Eszter Pusztai. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, on Sunday from 3 – 4 PM. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Clarola Reeves

Clarola R Reeves, 95, Sanford, FL
Clarola Ruth Reeves, 95 of Sanford, went to be with the Lord Jesus on March 6, 2019, at Hospice in Altamonte Springs, FL. Mrs. Reeves was born on April 8, 1923, in Cynthiana, Indiana, to the late Ralph Emerson Bragdon and Mayme Lowe Bragdon. She came to Florida in 1985 from Wheaton, Illinois. She worked for Western Union, Fiat Allis, and she was a homemaker. She loved her family and celebrated with big birthdays and Christmases. We will remember her Meme kisses and her happy dance. She was known by all for her kindness, and was often called precious and sweet. She and her husband met in church and raised their family in church. The most important thing to her was that her children loved Jesus. She taught them how to memorize scripture and how to call on the name of Jesus for everything. She was a prayer warrior. Her church families over the years were Bethel Temple Assembly in Chicago, IL, First Assembly of God in Wheaton, IL, First Assembly of God in Inverness, FL, Covenant Church of God in Floral City, FL , Calvary Church in Inverness, FL and Lifeway Community Church in Sanford, FL. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Ruth “Gail” Pastor and husband John of Hernando and June Lorraine Black and her husband Cliff of Sanford, FL; her 7 grandchildren: Luke Pastor, Cheri Pastor Thomas, Jazmin Reeves Brokaw, Forest Reeves, Candace Black Nance, Casi Black Baker and Christi Black, 11 great-grandchildren, and her sister Chlotiel Work. Clarola was one of 6 children born to Ralph and Mayme. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 70 years, Ralph Reeves, her son Ralph Reeves Jr. and 4 of her siblings. A celebration of Clarola’s life will be held on March 14, 2019 at 12 noon, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL with Rev. Luke Pastor, Rev. Dairold Rushing, and Rev. Rick Welshans officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 2 p.m., with Rev. Gerald Brown officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time.


Robert Reidelbach

Robert L Reidelbach, 88, Floral City, FL
Robert Lyle Reidelbach, 88, of Floral City, FL passed away February 7, 2019 under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Afton, Wisconsin of March 12, 1930 to the late Ferdinand and Veronica (Lukas) Reidelbach. Robert served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy. He arrived in this area in 2018, coming from Port Orange, FL and was Catholic by faith. He enjoyed antiquing, going to yard sales, and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Josephine in 2009. He is survived by his children Daniel Reidelbach and wife Carol, Robert Reidelbach, Debra Reidelbach, and Nancy Alvarez and her husband Julio; step children Bobby Heller, Janis Means, and Donna Alldredge; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; and many step grand children and great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Reiland

John A Reiland, 67, Hernando, FL
John A. Reiland, 67, of Hernando, FL passed away January 29, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Oakes, North Dakota on August 20, 1951, and was a Chemical Engineer in the oil refinery industry. John arrived in this area in 2013 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf, and loved playing the lottery and going to the casino. He held memberships in the VFW Post 10087 and American Legion Post #237 both of Beverly Hills, FL, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662, Dunnellon, FL. He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Reiland. John is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Elaine Reiland of Hernando, his children John Reiland and his wife Katherine Reiland of Frederick, CO, and Heather Fontana and her husband Matt of Midland, TX; his mother Joyce Schauer; his brother, Paul Reiland; his sisters Beth Krein and Nancy Sperling; 4 grandchildren, Sophie Reiland, Morgan Barr, Ashton Fontana and Abby Fontana. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance for John will be held Friday, 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at American Legion Post #237, Dunnellon. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Eugene Richardson

Eugene R Richardson, 83, Hernando, FL
Eugene R. Richardson, age 83, of Hernando, FL passed away at his home on January 3, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. Eugene was born on August 4, 1935 in Boston, MA to the late Randolph and Viva (White) Richardson. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard and went on to perform crash fire equipment maintenance as a civilian for the United States Air Force. He was married to Barbara (Pottle) Richardson until her passing in December of 1998. He made Citrus County, FL his home 20 years ago after relocating from Seabrook, N.H. Eugene was a former member of the Newbury Port, MA Masonic Lodge. He was an extremely talented builder and craftsman that completely restored a nine room home for his family while residing in Maine. After retirement, he enjoyed tinkering in his garage. He also used to enjoy water skiing, diving and boating while residing in Maine. Those left to mourn Eugene’s passing include is son, Dean Richardson of Titusville, FL; daughter, Dorothy “Dodie” Webb of Hernando, FL, Yvonne Altman and her husband Gary of Titusville, FL; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Barbara, Eugene was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Joyce Richardson and his son-in-law, Richard Webb. Friend’s are invited to join Eugene’s family in visitation at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Following the visitation, Eugene will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by the Floral City VFW #7122 Honor Guard. The procession to the cemetery will depart from the funeral home at 12:15 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bettyann Riggio

Bettyann E Riggio, 57, Inverness, FL
Bettyann Elizabeth Riggio, 57, Inverness, FL passed away March 15, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Bettyann was born in New Haven, CT on November 20, 1961 to the late Anthony and Maryann (Macri) Catardi and came to Citrus County from West Haven, CT. She was a professional chauffer, working in the bus and limousine business and was of the Catholic Faith. She was known for her love of LIVING life to the fullest. She loved animals as much as she loved her family and had a zest for life like no other. Her heart was enormous and she will forever be missed by all those who knew her. Left to mourn her loss are two children, Charles Riggio of Inverness and Stephanie Cavrudatz of Oakland Park, FL her sister, Donna Marie Gargiulo-Catardi, Inverness, FL; 1 brother, Anthony Catardi of Connecticut; 2 grandchildren, Rylie and Jawknee-Mikhail; 2 nephews, Joseph Gargiulo, Jr. and Jason Gargiulo; her partner, James Grasso. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 12:30 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Fr. Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church will officiate. The family will greet friends at the funeral from 11:30 AM until the hour of service. Another Celebration of Life for family and friends will be at a later date in Connecticut.


Bobby Roberts

Bobby F Roberts, 75, Inverness, FL
Bobby Farris Roberts, age 75, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on January 18, 2019. Bobby was born to the late James Edward and Marzina Viase (Champion) Roberts in Altha, FL on September 13, 1943. He was married to Doris (Carver) for 18 ½ years and made Citrus County, FL his home in 2004 after relocating from Brandon, FL. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator by trade and enjoyed buying, selling and repairing boats and trailers. Bobby also enjoyed fishing and working on cars. In addition to his loving wife Doris, those left to mourn Bobby’s passing include his daughter, Cheryl Yvonne Roberts; stepdaughters: Diane Robinson, Lilly Scott, Sandy Roeder (Tod); brother, Art Roberts (Shirley); sisters: Dorothy Boyt (Norman), Blondell Cooper, Darlene Taje; nine grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Cremation care under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Blair Roskow

Blair M Roskow, 86, Hernando, FL
Blair Martin Roskow of Hernando, Florida passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Blair was born on March 10, 1932 in Baltimore, MD to the late Joseph F. and Margaret (Pedrick) Roskow. He was 86. Blair was an industrious lad, first working as a paper boy for the Philadelphia Bulletin, then becoming delivery branch manager. While in high school he was an usher at one of the local movie houses, then during the summer months he worked at the Jersey shores. One of his jobs was making waffles in the display window at an eatery on the boardwalk in Wildwood. After completing school at Germantown High, Blair started working for Standard Pressed Steel (now SPS Technologies) in Jenkintown, PA. He started as a machine operator in the nut department, continuing his education at La Salle University while advancing to higher positions within the company. He retired after 43 years with the title of Manufacturing Manager in the Aerospace Fasteners Division. He was an expert in Hexamatic machinery and was called on to troubleshoot problems in Galway, Ireland; Puerto Rico and other SPS plants. On his move to Florida in 2004 from Langhorne, PA, he fell and broke his hip which severely limited his physical activities. Always an avid reader, he then read 2 to 3 books a week. He read every book and saw all the movies from his favorite author, Tom Clancy. He loved to watch football on TV and recognized penalties before the referees blew their whistles. Blair was a lifelong die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan and was thrilled when the Eagles won the 2018 Super Bowl. Blair fell in love with his wife, Johanna and her four daughters. They celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary this past December. Blair was a loving father, had a never-ending sense of humor and was a great story teller. He is survived by his wife, Johanna; his children Blair Roskow, Jr of Ft. Myers, Fl; his beloved daughter, Michaelyn Cannella (Dewey) of Manahawkin, NJ; Deborah F. Laughlin of Fernandina Beach, FL; Theresa M. Engle (John) of Boyertown, PA; Loraine M. Laughlin of Jacksonville, FL and Christina M. Laughlin of Lancaster, PA; his brother Lawrence Roskow (Fran) of Estero, FL.; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Blair was preceded in death by his beloved son, David on January 29, 2018. As a child Blair was stricken with polio and was nursed back to health at the Shriners hospital in Philadelphia. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Children – Philadelphia, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140. Website: https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/give/119312/?utm_source=shcmain#!/donation/checkout A Memorial service for Blair will be conducted on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Rev. Ron Pfeifer, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Margaret Rousseau

Margaret M Rousseau, 78, Hernando, FL
Margaret M. “Peggy” Rousseau, age 78, Hernando passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Peggy was born in Charlestown, RI on November 23, 1940 to the late Leo C. and Mary (O’Donnell) Dubeau and came to this area in 2008 from her native Charlestown. She was an accomplished quilter and artist and an active member of the First Christian Church of Inverness. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years, John F. Rousseau, Hernando, FL 4 children: Thomas J. Rousseau and wife Betty, Charlestown, RI; Joseph W. Rousseau and wife Laurie, Richmond, RI; Robert W. Rousseau and wife Dawn, Richmond, RI; John F. Rousseau III and wife Michelle, Mystic, CT; brother, Leo Dubeau, Miami, FL; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the First Christian Church of Inverness on April 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in White Brook Cemetery in Richmond, RI. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being received by First Christian Church, Inverness, FL Cremation with care arranged by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Dolores "Lola" Santos

Dolores "Lola" Santos, 93, Beverly Hills, FL
Dolores “Lola” Santos, age 93, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at The Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hernando, FL on March 7, 2019. Lola was born on April 19, 1925 in Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Cuba to the late Sebastian Santos and Herminia Suarez. She became a citizen of the United States in 1969 and settled in Miami. Lola made Citrus County her official home 9 years ago and was a member of the Hernando United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and always kept her home spotless and clean. Lola loved to travel and had visited Peru, Spain and Bolivia. Those left to mourn Lola’s passing include her devoted niece/daughter, Maria O’Brien of Beverly Hills, FL; Maria’s sons: Marcus O’Brien of Beverly Hills, FL, Billy O’ Brien and wife Marlene and sons Christian and Sean of Lecanto, FL, Jeffrey O’Brien and Mom, Diana of South Carolina, Shane O’Brien and his wife Sally of Pembroke Pines, FL and their sons, Aiden and Trevor; sister, Grisel Santos of Cuba; Nieces: Aurita Lopez of Spain, Ines Mendoza of Cuba, Xiomara Santos of Florida, Barbara Santos of Florida; nephews: Dr. Leonardo Sanchez Santos of Cuba, Manuel, Fidel and Carlos Sanchez of Florida, Rolando Santos, of Florida, Orlando Rodriguez of Cuba, Jorge Santos of Florida, Arnaldo and Alberto Rodriguez, both of Florida, Fermin and Chucho Lopez, both of Spain, Basilio and David Mendoza, both of Cuba. Tia Lola will be remembered as the best aunt to many, and more than a mother to her niece Maria. She has also been a “Granny Lola” to Maria’s children and a “Great Nana” for Jeffrey, Christian, Sean, Aiden and Trevor P. of Pines FL. Following cremation, Lola will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, FL. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Daniel Sawyer

Daniel W Sawyer, 87, Inverness, FL
Daniel Webster Sawyer, age 87, Inverness, FL passed away December 31, 2018 at home under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. A life time resident of Citrus County, FL, he was born September 27, 1931 in Inverness to the late David and Ruby (Elliott) Sawyer. Danny was employed by the City of Inverness for 38 years, retiring as the Director of Public Works, and was a long time member of the First Christian Church of Inverness where he served as an Elder. Danny also was a member of Crystal Masonic Lodge No. 156, AF&AM. In his younger days, he served as president of the Quarterback Club at Booker T. Washington School. Left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his daughter, Patricia McGuire of Indianapolis, IN; three brothers: Willie Sawyer and wife, Annie Ruth, St. Petersburg, FL; Emmitt Sawyer and wife, Dorothy, St. Petersburg, FL; Herman Sawyer, Memphis, TN; 2 sisters: Wilhelmina Pittman and Norma Williams, both of West Palm Beach, FL; 5 grandchildren: Myla Sawyer-Blair, Jennifer Mack, Peggy Phillips, Isaiah and Joshua McGuire, several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews including special nephew, Lariat Smith and special niece, Ruby Allen; Goddaughter, Nadine (Michael) Redding, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Pauline Sawyer and three brothers, Edward, David and Preston Sawyer. A Home Going Service is scheduled for Sunday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the First Christian Church of Inverness with Rev. Dr. Ray Kelley and Rev. Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in Inverness. Friends may view the body from 1:00 PM in the church until the service begins. There will be no viewing following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the First Christian Church of Inverness, 2018 Colonade Street, Inverness, FL 34453. The family extends a special thanks to the membership and pastors of the First Christian Church, Christine S. Wright, Annette Palmer, Felix Rosa, Ashby Nelson, and Arthur and Helen Kozart. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is serving the family.


Dr. Harmon Schmelzenbach, DD

Dr. Harmon L Schmelzenbach, DD, 83, Floral City, FL
Dr. Harmon Lee Schmelzenbach, DD., age 83 of Floral City, FL passed away January 2, 2019 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center. Dr. Schmelzenbach was born in Nampa, Idaho on December 18, 1935 to the late Elmer and Mary (Snyder) Schmelzenbach and came to Citrus County 10 years ago from Hudson, FL. He was a member of the Hernando Church of The Nazarene. Harmon is a third generation missionary, having grown up in Africa. From childhood he knew the Swazi language and grew up loving the people and communicating with them in their own language. His grandfather was a pioneer for the work of the Church of the Nazarene in Africa, establishing the national church in the countries of Swaziland, Mozambique and South Africa. In 1960, following college, Harmon and Beverly were appointed to the Republic of South Africa, serving for the next 34 years. Their work eventually comprised of eight nationally led districts, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Eastern Zaire, and constitutes hundreds of churches. The training of pastors led to the laying of the foundations for Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya in 1986, and is now fully operational, accredited and under national leadership. In 1994 Harmon and Beverly accepted the assignment of “Missionaries-at-Large” from the Church. This has involved them in traveling across the US and Canada sharing his passion for missions, attending conventions worldwide, the “Jesus Film” project and the establishment of national work in the country of Hungary. In 2001 they retired having serviced continuously as missionaries for just over 40 years. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 63 years, Beverly Ann Schmelzenbach, Floral City, FL; one son, Harmon R. Schmelzenbach and his wife, Cindy, now 4th generation missionaries, serving in Papua New Guinea; two daughters, LeAnn Steen and husband Geron, Floral City; Pamela Sue Wachtel and husband, Robert, Smithville, TN; his brother, Dennis Schmelzenbach, Oklahoma City, OK; his sister, Marilyn Wyss, Tucson, AZ; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Dr. Schmelzenbach will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Friday, January 11th at 11:00 AM from the Hernando Church of The Nazarene with Rev. Randy Hodges officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Nampa, Idaho. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the ministerial students at Africa Nazarene University c/o General Treasurer, Global Treasury Services, Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 843116, Kansas City, MO 64184-3116. (indicate 133102 in check memo). Direct link: https://give.nazarene.org/donate/f/133102 The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Michael Schoeneweis

Michael S Schoeneweis, 54, Inverness, FL
Michael Scott Schoeneweis, age 54, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on January 9, 2019. Michael was born in Elizabeth, N.J. to Michael and Laraine (Siana) Schoeneweis on March 4, 1964. He was a carpenter by trade and had previously lived in Inverness and returned to the area one year ago from New Jersey. Michael loved spending time with his grandson and listening to heavy metal music. Those left to mourn Michael’s passing include his daughter, Alyssa Davis of Inverness, FL; mother, Laraine Schoeneweis of Inverness, FL; and grandchildren: Ryan Michael Davis and Taylor Michelle Davis. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sue Singer

Sue K Singer, 71, Inverness, FL
Sue K. Singer, 71, of Inverness, FL passed away February 16, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Altoona, PA to the late Robert C. and Carolyn (Waite) Keppler. Sue received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, and worked as a registered nurse for 32 years. She arrived in this area in 2004 coming from Perry, FL and attended Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church. Sue loved shopping and reading, and especially being with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Scott Singer. Sue is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Tony C. Singer. She is also survived by her son Robert Singer and his wife Kym of Safety Harbor, FL; sisters Kathy Moore and Meg Hand; and 3 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Sue is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, FL. Sue’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Doreen Smith

Doreen J Smith, 91, Dunnellon, FL
Doreen Joyce Smith, age 91, of Dunnellon, FL passed away at her home while under the care of hospice on March 2, 2019 with her loving daughter by her side. Doreen was born on January 13, 1928 in Jamestown, N.Y. to the late Gilbert and Hazel (Seaholm) Johnson. She was married to her husband Clifford Smith until his passing on June 8, 2008. Doreen and Clifford made Florida their home after relocating from Lakewood, N.Y. In 1989 after retirement from General Telephone Electronics in St. Petersburg, they settled in Inverness for 10 years before moving to Dunnellon 20 years ago. Doreen enjoyed knitting and reading. In their younger years, she and her husband enjoyed ballroom dancing, boating and fishing together. Most recently, her favorite pastime was working in her yard and gardening. Those left to mourn Doreen’s passing are her daughter, Roxanne Rae Roschek and her fiancé James Abig of Omro, WI; grandchildren: Michael, Holly and David Huntington; and seven great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Doreen was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Lynn Nichols in 2001 and her sisters, Dorothy Dahlberg and Dolores Mac Neill. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Fred Sorvillo

Fred J Sorvillo, 101, Hernando, FL
Fred James Sorvillo, age 101, Hernando, FL passed away February 23, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Fred was born in Harwinton, CT on September 24, 1917 to the late Dominic and Molly (Colangelo) Sorvillo and moved to Citrus County in 2003 from Clearwater, Florida. He retired from the commercial construction industry. Fred served our country in the U.S. Army during WW II, having fought in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, New Guinea, The Phillippines, and Luzon with the 227th Searchlight Battalion Group.. He was of the Catholic Faith and attended St. Cecilia’s parish in Clearwater. An avid reader, he completed several books a month, especially by his favorite authors. He also was a horse racing enthusiast, enjoying off track betting weekly after carefully studying each horse in the field, the track conditions. While living in Clearwater, he was able to enjoy live racing at Tampa Bay Downs. Remaining to cherish his memory are two children, Sandra Sorvillo of Hernando, FL and Chuck Sorvillo and his wife Diane of Beverly Hills. He also had 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Simonin Sorvillo on May 11, 2011. They were married over 65 years. He also lost his brother, Cuddy Boscarino and three sisters, Josephine Jenkins, Angie DeBrot, and Antoinette Zanetti. Catholic graveside committal services will be offered on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to Mill Creek Farms/Retirement Home for Horses, Inc., P.O. Box 2100, Alachua, FL 32616-2100, rhh@millcreekfarm.org, (352)462-1001. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL is assisting the family.


Wayne Stalbaum

Wayne Stalbaum, 97, Inverness, FL
Wayne Stalbaum, age 97, of Inverness, FL passed away at Rosecastle Assisted Living Facility in Lecanto on March 10, 2019. Wayne was born on February 4, 1922 in Norway, WI to the late Edward and Ellen (Ebert) Stalbaum. He proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. He was married to Betty (Hall) Stalbaum for 54 years until her passing on December 16, 2005. Wayne and Betty made Citrus County their home in 1969 after relocating from Wisconsin. He was a Methodist by faith and an avid golfer. Wayne is survived by three children, Steven (Kelly) Stalbaum of Boynton Beach, FL, Scott (Katherine) Stalbaum of Inverness, FL, Wendy Bradford of Inglis, FL; six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Betty, Wayne was preceded in death by brothers: Verne and Ralph Stalbaum and sister, Bernice Stalbaum. Wayne will be laid to rest with his wife Betty at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Janell Stanage

Janell Stanage, 76, Floral City, FL
Janell Stanage, age 76, of Floral City, FL passed away at Avante Nursing Home in Inverness on January 14, 2019. Janell was born on February 15, 1942 in Strawberry, AR to the late Floyd Edward and Nellie (Rash) Saffell. She was married to Gilbert A. Stanage for 58 years until his passing on December 31, 2013. She and Gilbert made Citrus County, FL their home in 1981 after relocating from Benton Harbor, MI. Back in the day she was a wonderful mother and grandmother, homemaker, and decorator and had the knack for landscaping that made every home her family resided in beautiful. She enjoyed making friends with the staff of restaurants she frequented, that seem like family to her. Dogs from Pekingese to Doberman Pinchers became part of the family as well. Janell loved to shop for herself and others which was of the best quality. Her hair was a new do quite frequently. Her husband used to kid that he had a new woman almost every week! She and her husband enjoyed the Florida Gulf beaches together. She enjoyed traveling, and took many solo road trips from Florida to Michigan to visit with family. Janell was Christian by faith and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. Those left to mourn Janell’s passing include her sons: Ray Stanage of Floral City, FL; Clyde Stanage of Benton Harbor, MI; Allen Stanage and his wife Barbara of Floral City, FL; daughter, Sandy Biastock and her husband Richard of Coloma, MI; sisters: Janice Diamond of Memphis, TN; Neta Mullins of Watervliet, MI; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Strassburger

John B Strassburger, 77, Inverness, FL
John Brian Strassburger, 77, of Inverness, FL passed away February 6, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Detroit, MI on July 5, 1941 and was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Mabel Strassburger of Chicago, Il and his brother Bruce Strassburger of Washington, D.C. John was a grain broker for ADM Corp. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Suzanne Strassburger. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Tyrie Thomas

Tyrie Thomas, 30, Inverness, FL
Tyrie Nathan Thomas was born on September 6, 1988, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on January 19, 2019, in Inverness, FL. Tyrie was raised in southern Indiana and had recently moved to Florida with his family in 2017. He is survived by his wife, Scarlett Haley Thomas and his two young children, Gabriel W. Thomas and Aurora S. Thomas, all of Inverness, FL; his mother, Virginia A. Thomas and sisters, Tegan C. Thomas and Morgan S. Thomas, all of Holiday, FL; brother, Dustin R. Thomas and his fiancée, Monica Jo Priess, both of New Port Richey, FL; nephew, Aaron Brinkworth of Orleans, IN; his father, Orval L. Thomas and grandmother, Kristen M. Smelser, both of Wales, FL; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. Tyrie was preceded in death by his “brothers at heart”, Zeke Goodpastor and Corey Harris, both of Paoli, Indiana. A celebration of life memorial service will take place at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. An additional celebration for Tyrie will continue at Whispering Pines Park after the memorial service. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family with cremation care services.


Ted True

Ted W True, 77, Inverness, FL
Ted Wallace True, age 77, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on January 29, 2019. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Brandon Lauranzon of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church officiating. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4377. Friends are invited to join Ted’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Diana Tyner

Diana M Tyner, 0, Inverness, FL
Diana Maria Tyner, Inverness, Florida passed away March 11, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Diana was born in New York, NY to the late Edward and Alice (Lopez) Pena. She was a retired elementary school teacher for the Pinellas County School System with 25 years of service and member of St Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness. She and her husband lived in St Petersburg for over 30 years before moving to Inverness in 2000. Left to mourn her loss is her husband, of 50 years, Tommy “Tom” Tyner of Inverness. Three daughters, Pamela Ann Wilkins and husband Jeff, New Port Richey, FL; Sandra Joan Toth and her husband, Dr. Nolan Toth of Inverness; Suzanne Theresa Tennan and husband Ed of St. Petersburg; loving nephew, Michael Tyner, St Petersburg; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren There will be a Requiem Eucharist Mass celebrated at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, March 23rd at 11:00 AM with Fr Eugene Reuman, celebrant. Interment of the urn will follow in St. Margaret’s Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Scottish Rite Foundation, 5500 Memorial Highway, Tampa, FL 33634.The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Carol Valenty

Carol M Valenty, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
Carol M. Valenty, age 70, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away Monday, February 25th, 2019. She was born January 14th, 1949, in Boston, MA, to the late Ernestine Caissie. She is survived by her husband of ten years Tom Valenty, daughters Rhonde and Kelly Bradshaw. Three grandchildren, Amanda, Brittnee, and Cameron, and one great-grandson, as well as five brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon Bradshaw and her grandson Aiden. There are no services planned at Carol’s request.


Arden "Art" Wandall

Arden "Art" F Wandall, 75, Lecanto, FL
Arden “Art” Frank Wandall, age 75 of Lecanto, Florida peacefully passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto. Art was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 27, 1943 to the late Arden G. Wandall and Helen T. Brotschol. He served our country in the United States Navy as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate, retiring after 20 years of service. He earned several commendations, including the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals, Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Civil Actions and Gallantry Cross), Pistol Expert Award three Good Conduct Medals. After retiring from his Naval career and taking with him the knowledge learned in the Navy, he was employed in the electronics developmental industry at Hughes Network Systems in San Diego, CA. He married his dream girl and retired to Florida in 2000. Art was a lover of dogs and children. His laugh was frequent, hearty and contagious. He enjoyed spending time in nature wherever he happened to be, from mountains to deserts to lakes and seas. Fulfilled by the simple pleasures in life, he knew how to relax and enjoy simply watching the birds out the window. His favorite times were spent up in the California mountains in his Jeep or rolling down the highway in his little red convertible, blasting classic rock. Art’s presence will be missed, but anyone who knew him will always know that Art truly lived. His memory will be cherished by his wife, Diane (Viets) Wandall; three stepchildren, Michael Romnek of Oxford, NC; Thomas Romnek, Appleton, WI; and Susan (Romnek) McKinley, Callaway, MD; his brother and sister, Gary Wandall and Liz Trewyn, both of Franklin, WI; five grandchildren, Amanda McKinley, Katherine McKinley, Benjamin Romnek, Miranda Romnek, and Nicholas Romnek. Private cremation care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Alta Ward

Alta M Ward, 68, Inverness, FL
Alta May Ward, 68 of Inverness, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Alta was born on June 15, 1950 in Truthville, NY, to the late George R. and Jennie C. (Brown) Holcomb. She came to Citrus County in 1990 from Ft. Ann, NY. Alta enjoyed collecting Christmas décor, especially snowmen. She loved Christmas and anticipated the holidays every year. Alta was devoted to her Shih Tzu, Maggie. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Brian R. Ward of Inverness; her brothers: George Holcomb and Richard Holcomb both of Hartford, NY and Jeffery Hartford of Poultney, VT; her sister, Lucy Perkins of Wofford Heights, CA; step children: Michael of Hernando, Mark of Vermont, Cheryl Abbott of Hernando, Kim and Debbie of Vermont. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy in 1997 and her companion James Ryle in 2014. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Michael Wasilko

Michael R Wasilko, 74, Hernando, FL
Michael Richard Wasilko, age 74, of Hernando, FL passed away at his home on March 12, 2019. Michael was born on September 14, 1944 in McKees Rocks, PA to the late Michael and Anna (Marmura) Wasilko and was a graduate of McKees Rocks High School. He earned a degree in Music Education from Duquesne University and went on to become the Director of Music Education and the Marching Band Director for the Mifflin County School System in Lewiston, PA. Michael enjoyed discovering new restaurants and posting messages to family and friends on Facebook. Michael is survived by his son Patrick; sister, Carolyn Wasilko Daniels and her husband Serge; sisters-in-law: Judie Wohnsiedler, Susan Marone; brother-in-law, Michael Bailey. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Anita Bailey Wasilko on August 9, 2015. Michael’s passing will also be mourned, and he will be sorely missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, former students and Facebook friends. A Funeral Service will be offered on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM at St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church in Inverness, FL with Fr. Sergious Gerken, Celebrant. Michael will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


June Watson

June L Watson, 100, Lecanto, FL
June L. Watson, age 100, of Lecanto, FL passed away at Rosecastle of Citrus Assisted Living Facility on February 14, 2019. June was born on June 22, 1918 in Ryder, N.D. to the late Olaf and Lena (Albertson) Alfstad. She was married to James C. Watson until his passing in 2010. June made the move to Citrus County, FL in 2012 after relocating from Spokane, WA. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, boating and fishing. Those left to cherish June’s memory are her son, Timothy Watson and his wife Sabrina of Lecanto, FL; daughter, Constance Cole of Texas; five grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, June was preceded in death by her brothers and sister. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lorraine Weeks

Lorraine Z Weeks, 89, Hernando, FL
Lorraine Z. Weeks, 89 of Hernando, died March 6, 2019 after a short illness. She was born in Traverse City, MI on June 19, 1929 to the late Willis & Ernestene (Pahl) Burkholder. She was a member of several clubs and sold Avon for over 20 years. She had a “Kitchen Band” that entertained many at the nursing homes and for special events. She is survived by her son, James Evans of Hernando, FL; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Weeks, Kent City, FL; son, Billy L. Evans, Hernando, FL; two brothers: John D. Burkholder, Osprey, FL and Raymond Burkholder, Traverse City, MI; and her sister, Beverly Nyland, Hernando, FL. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Cremation, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation care arrangements.


Margaret Wereszczak

Margaret R Wereszczak, 88, Beverly Hills, FL
Margaret Rose Wereszczak, age 88, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away while under the care of hospice at her home on March 1, 2019. Margaret was born on November 3, 1930 in Gloucester, England to the late Charles and Harriet Powell. On July 12, 1975 she married Alek Wereszczak with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Margaret and Alek resided in Herkimer, N.Y. and were Florida “snowbirds” that had called Citrus County their winter home for over 20 years. She was a founding member of the St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church in Inverness, FL where she also sang in the choir. Margaret was also a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Herkimer, N.Y. Prior to retirement, she was a piano teacher for many years and was excellent at knitting. She especially loved making beautiful sweaters for her grandchildren. While residing in New York, she had been a volunteer at the Folts Home for many years. Margaret was a wonderful cook that made delicious cookies and loved spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her loving husband Alek, those left to mourn Margaret’s passing include her son, Peter Kaszycki and his wife Mary Anne of Atlanta, GA; daughter in law, Grace Kaszycki of Brookfield, CT; daughter in law, Tammy Pashley of Mohawk, N.Y.; niece, Lizabeth Wolfe and husband Allen of Rockledge, FL; stepchildren: Andrew Wereszczak and his wife Leslie of Oak Ridge, TN; Sharon Marosek of Rimrock, AZ, Janice Wereszczak and her husband David of Chapel Hill, N.C., Diane Bortle and her husband Walter of Cochranville, PA; sixteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by two sons: Paul Kaszycki in 1984, John Kaszycki in 2008; and siblings: Charles, Fred, Eric, Doreen, Vera and Evelyn. Funeral Divine Liturgy will be offered on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church in Inverness, FL with Fr. Sergious Gerken, Celebrant. Friends may call at the church beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Additional services for Margaret will be under the direction of the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi and Burns Funeral Home in Herkimer, N.Y. with burial to take place at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in East Herkimer, N.Y. at a later date. In lieu of flowers it is requested that memorial donations be made to the hospice organization of your choice. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jacob Wharton

Jacob C Wharton, 18, Inverness, FL
On Monday January 28th, 2019, our beloved Jacob Clay Wharton went home to be with The Lord. Jacob was born on May 31st, 2000 in Lakewood, NJ. Jacob was a senior at Citrus High School as well as a dual enrolled student at Withlacoochee Technical College. Jacob was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved to spend his free time with his family, friends, and all their family animals or pets. He is preceded in death by, Johnny Roddy (Maternal Grandfather), John M. Wharton Jr. (Paternal Grandfather), Duncan Burnette (Paternal Step-Grandfather), Robert Nay (Maternal Step-Grandfather), and Caroline Roddy (cousin). He is survived by both parents, John M. Wharton III and Melissa Roddy Wharton. In addition, he is also survived by his brother John M. Wharton IV, sister in-law Kali Wharton, and twin sister Jordan L. Wharton. Grandparents, Donna Nay (Maternal Grandmother), Carolyn Burnette (Paternal Grandmother), Deborah Roddy (Maternal Step-Grandmother), and Kati Wharton (Paternal Step-Grandmother). Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, Sonya and Mike Boles (Joey & Sara), Amanda and Robert Brooks (Sophie), Jason and Megan Roddy (Gavin & Jade), and Christopher and Lacie Roddy (Stella) and many more family members, and friends. He will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all who knew him. Jacob was an amazing, son, brother, nephew, family member, and friend. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday February, 2nd at 6:00pm in the Cornerstone Baptist Church. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with cremation care arrangements.


Donna Williams

Donna N Williams, 81, Hernando, FL
Donna N. Williams, 81, of Hernando, FL passed away February 8, 2019 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab in Lecanto, FL. She was born in West Chicago, IL on August 4, 1937 to the late Francis D. and Nell (Evans) Moore. Donna was a secretary for the Amoco Chemical Company, and arrived in this area 1998, coming from Cincinnati, OH. She was Catholic by faith, and was very active in the Citrus Hills Women’s Club. Donna enjoyed golfing, antiquing, and gardening. She is survived by her loving husband, Kerry F. Williams. Other survivors include her children Shea Dieter and his wife Anne of St. Charles, IL, Nick Dieter of West Chicago, IL, Dawn Lindsey and Stacy Dieter, both of West Chicago, IL; brothers Mike, Joe, and John Moore; and 3 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Evelyn Wilson

Evelyn K Wilson, 98, Inverness, FL
Evelyn Kight Wilson, age 98, Inverness, Florida on February 22, 2019 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. Evelyn was born November 5, 1920 in Norfolk, VA to the late Surrey W. and Lilly (Williams) Kight and moved to Citrus County in 1980 with her late husband, John Everett Wilson, who passed away in 2005. She was a devoted mother, homemaker, and member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness. Left to cherish her memory are 3 children: William Douglas Wilson and wife Debbie of Kingston, TN; Linda Hamilton of Hernando, FL; Ann Jarocki and husband Joseph of Ocala, FL; her brother, Robert Kight of Virginia Beach, VA; 6 wonderful grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; daughter in law, Mary B. Wilson, Vero Beach, FL; many nieces, nephews, and loving family members. In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by her son, John E. Wilson, Jr ; 2 brothers and 1 sister, Leonard Kight, Surrey William “Bill” Kight, Jr., and Anne Whiting. At her request, there are no services scheduled. At a later date, the family will gather and celebrate her life. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


John Wilson

John H Wilson, 97, Inverness, FL
John Herman Wilson, Jr., age 97, of Inverness, FL passed away at Bayfront Health Seven Rivers in Crystal River, FL on March 16, 2019. John was born on February 14, 1922 in Springfield, TN to the late Sarah Taylor (Warren) and John Herman Wilson, Sr. He proudly served his country as a Captain in the United States Air Force and was a Veteran of World War II. John, affectionately known by all as Jay, never retired and worked all his life in the fashion industry. In 1986 he married his wife Lillian and they made Citrus County their home in 1999 after relocating from Tarpon Springs, FL. John was a Baptist by faith and attended services at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, FL. John truly loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting quail and participating in field and trial competitions with his beloved English Pointers. In addition to his wife Lillian, those left to mourn John’s passing include his daughter, Janelle Wilson; stepdaughter, Monica Saldarriaga, stepson, Sergio Saldarriaga, Emily Wilson, wife of his late brother, Don Taylor Wilson, his niece, Claudia Belcher, and his nephews, Don Wilson Jr. and James Barry Wilson. He was preceded in death by two brothers: James and Don Taylor Wilson. John’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Walter Zwinge

Walter C Zwinge, 85, Inverness, FL
Walter C. Zwinge, of Inverness, FL and formerly of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on December 24, 2018. Walter was born on April 24, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was the oldest son of Waldemar and Martha (Pederson) Zwinge and brother to: Phyllis Craib, Harold Zwinge, Felix Zwinge, Martha Senecal, Roy Zwinge, Sylvia Roulier, Hjarl Zwinge, Ann Pacini and Pedar Zwinge. He was the loving husband of Arlene H. (Hewitt) for 64 years, having just celebrated their anniversary on December 19th. Walter graduated from Berlin Central High School in 1952 where he was an avid sports player. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service, Walter went to work for the Ford Motor Company as a Supervisor and Welder and retired from them in 1986. He then went to work in the excavation business rather than “enjoy his retirement”. Walter was in many organizations throughout the years. In the town of Petersburg, N.Y. he was the Chief of Police for several years. He was also an EMT and Captain of the Petersburg Ambulance service, which he and his wife Arlene helped establish, and an advanced first aid instructor. Walter served on the Civic Council and the Taconic Valley planning board, was a youth director and a New York State certified pistol instructor for Renns County, N.Y. He was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years and Commander of Post #40 in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. for 3 years. Walter received the Ford Motor Company Citizen of the Year award in 1979 for his services to the community. He was a member of the Petersburg, N.Y. Baptist Church, where he was a trustee, choir director and soloist. After relocating to Florida, he became a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Hernando, FL. Walter and his wife Arlene entertained the elderly residents at the Danforth Home and Health Center in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. where he played guitar and sang. His hobbies included sports, music, hunting, fishing, water skiing and riding motorcycles for a number of years. In addition to his loving wife Arlene, those left to mourn Walter’s passing include his children: Craig Walter Zwinge, Lorraine C. Vincent, Cynthia Hildebrand, Mark Eric Zwinge; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Bethel Baptist Church, 2289 N. McGee Drive, Hernando, FL 34442 and will be officiated by Pastor Nile Stine. An additional Celebration of Life Service will be held in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Bethel Baptist Church, 2289 N. McGee Dr., Hernando, FL 34442. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.