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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 were being 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 and her husband Daniel Defazio, 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.


Claire Baldinelli

Claire A Baldinelli, 91, Lecanto, FL
Claire A. Baldinelli, age 91, of Lecanto, FL passed away at Superior Residences on April 16, 2019. Claire was born to the late Peter and Agnes (Lynch) Love in Boston, MA on August 31, 1927. She is survived by sons: Garfield Aucoin and his wife Dorothea of Lecanto, FL, David Aucoin and his wife Robyn of Georgetown, MA; daughter in law, Joyce Aucoin of South Windsor, CT; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Claire was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Aucoin in July 2011. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Beagan

John T Beagan, 81, Lecanto, FL
John Thomas Beagan, 81 of Lecanto, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born on July 24, 1937 in Staten Island, NY, to the late Thomas C. and Margaret (Beck) Beagan, he came to Citrus County in 2007 from Columbia, KY. He was a US Army Reserve veteran and a member of St. Scholastica Parrish in Lecanto. John was an automotive consultant, a leader in the automotive industry. He introduced the Certified Program to manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Toyota and Ford. He was an avid Yankee fan and a die hard Notre Dame Fan. John enjoyed traveling and exploring new places in his motor home. He was a volunteer for Citrus County “Teen Court”, and worked as a bailiff at the courthouse. John started his own company “Street Smart, Inc.”, developing innovative sales strategies. He always had time for his family and friends, sharing his experiences, hopes and dreams and telling great stories. He was a kind and generous person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Jacquelyn Beagan; his children: Brian (Norma) Beagan, Kathleen (Simon) Tanner, Kelly (Chris) Hanson; his siblings: Michele (Robert) Cregan and William (Jean) Beagan; his grandchildren: Samantha and Colin; his nieces and nephews: Stacey (David) Seidenstucker, Thomas (Tracey) Beagan, Thomas (Amber) Cregan, Erin Cregan, Ryan Beagan, Sean Beagan, Colin Beagan and Caitlyn Beagan; great nieces and nephews: Madison and Cameron Seidenstucker, Tyler (Taylor) Beagan and Trent Beagan. He also leaves a host of cousins and friends. A Service of Remembrance for John will be conducted on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, with Fr. James Johnson, of St. Scholastica Parrish officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: www.woundedwarriorproject.org


Joseph Beckman

Joseph K Beckman, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Joseph Keith Beckman, age 90, Beverly Hills, FL went home to be with his Lord March 28, 2019. He was a patient at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr. Beckman was born in Richmond, IN, one of 6 children, on August 11, 1928 to the late J. Carl and Lou Marie (Gehring) Beckman. He and his wife, Digna, moved to Beverly Hills in 1995 from Atlanta, GA. He was retired as a Product Control Manager from the Wayne Corporation in Richmond, IN after 31 years of service. Joe and his wife owned two food service businesses in Atlanta, GA, where they continued to work until retirement age. As Joe moved to five different states, he was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church, and served as President of the congregation. In Richmond, IN he chaired several church Boards and Committees; in Blytheville, AR he was a counselor in the church Youth Program; in Sidney, OH; he was an Elder in the church; in Atlanta, GA he was involved in the establishment of “Open Arms” for pre-schoolers and the evangelism program; at First Lutheran Church, Inverness he taught Sunday School, served as Head Elder of the congregation. He sang in the choir in all five Lutheran churches. Joe enjoyed Little League Baseball and coached a Pony League team through their championship season. In Beverly Hills, FL he volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program and driving patients to their doctor’s appointments. He was active in the Beverly Hills Home Owners Association and served as treasurer. He also loved playing golf with his VFW buddies and neighbors. Joe served his country in the 1st Calvary of the United States army during the occupation of Japan. He was honorably discharged in January 1948. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 68 years, Digna Scudder Beckman; 3 adoring children and their spouses; David J. Beckman and wife, Debra of Longwood, FL; Douglas J. Beckman and wife, Beverly of Harrison, AR; Jolynn K. Riney and husband, Rick of Woodstock, GA; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren whom he enjoyed, and numerous caring nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Robert, John, and William Beckman, Neola Stevenson and Dorothy Roby. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the First Lutheran Church of Inverness with Rev. Tom Beaverson officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Joe’s name to the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Cremation with care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


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.


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.


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.


Robert Buck

Robert L Buck, 89, Inverness, FL
Robert (Bob) L. Buck, 89, Inverness, FL passed away March 22, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Arbyrd, Missouri on June 11, 1929 to the late James Buck and Ina Lou (Layne) Buck. Bob was a Journeyman Machinist working on automation equipment in St. Louis, Missouri. He arrived in this area in 1979, coming from O’Fallon Missouri. He was Baptist by faith, and enjoyed Cardinal baseball, golfing, fishing, and hunting, Bob was a long time member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, “Bea” Nunnery Buck; daughter Donna Martin and her husband John of Inverness; brother Sam Buck of Missouri, sisters Loretta Moore of Texas and Barbara Suber of Arkansas; son, Wayne Nunnery of Illinois; 3 grandchildren: Scott, Michael and Todd Martin; 4 great grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Graydon Buck and sister, Georgia Hogeland. Robert served our country honorably in the U.S. Army. His urn will be laid to rest on Monday May 6, 2019 at 11 AM. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with military honors. Family and friends attending National Cemetery service to meet at Chas. E. Davis funeral home at 10:00am on May 6, 2019. Cremation care arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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.


Peggy Close

Peggy J Close, 71, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Peggy Joyce Close, of Lake Panasoffkee, passed away on March 19, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Bunnie and Nellie Lee on Nov. 12, 1947, in Coffee County, Alabama. She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Close who she married in1979, along with her three children: Connie (Jerry) Hays of Lake Panasoffkee, Randy (Meresa) Boutwell of Ocala, and Robert “Bumper” (Jamie) Close of Inverness. Peggy is also survived by her three sisters: Barbara “Ann” Chancey, Judy Mcleroy, Martha Fae “Tina” Tarlton,and very close friend, Donna “Sue” Mitchell. She leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of longtime friends. Peggy is predeceased by her siblings: Bobby Lee, JW Lee, Linda Leverett,and Wynell Bridges, along with her son Russell “Skeeter” Close, her granddaughter, Shyanne Close, and her grandson, Jordan Hays. Peggy loved her family and leaves behind joyful memories. She was a wonderful wife, mother, Nana, aunt, sister, and friend. She had a love for fishing and laughter, and will be greatly missed by her loved ones. Services for Peggy will be held on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. The service times are as follows: family at 9:00 a.m., visitation at 10:00 a.m., and a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 12:30 p.m. Flowers may be sent to 3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness Fl, 34450, or donations may be made to the American CancerSociety in memory of her


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.


Ira Cook

Ira J Cook, 83, Floral City, FL
Ira Jean Cook, 83, of Floral City, FL passed away April 11, 2019 at Sunshine Gardens ALF in Crystal River, FL. She was born in Star City, AR on April 30, 1935 to the late Ira and Mabel (Jeffries) Burns. Ira Jean was a loving and dedicated homemaker. She arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Franklin Lakes, NJ and faithfully attended the New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL. She loved crafting, and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. Ira Jean was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Frances Glover and Motier Dickey. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, O C Cook. Ira Jean is also survived by her children Glen Cook and his wife Gwen of Crystal River, Keith Cook and his wife Debra of Inverness, Joe Cook and his wife Sue of Amhurst, MA, and Kristy Roberts and her husband Ron of Lutz, FL; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Ira Jean will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Carol Roberts of New Hope United Methodist Church officiating. After the service, Ira Jean will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City.


Irene Costa

Irene G Costa, 92, Beverly Hills, FL
Irene G. Costa, 92, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away March 24, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Kelsterbach, Germany on June 9, 1926, and was a garment seamstress. Irene arrived in this area 26 years ago coming from MA, and was Catholic by faith. She enjoyed sewing and cooking. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Edward Costa. Irene is survived by her son Russell Costa of Beverly Hills, 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Billie Crouch

Billie R Crouch, 87, Inverness, FL
Billie Ruth Crouch, age 87, Inverness, FL passed away April 15, 2019 at home. She was born in Bull Run, Virginia on March 31, 1932 to the late William T. and Mintie (Compton) Fletcher and came to this area in 2004 from Amherst, VA. She was employed at the Montgomery County School Board for many years where she served as a principal’s secretary. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness. She enjoyed participating in her church activities and eating out with friends and family. Left to mourn her loss is her husband, James David Crouch, Inverness, FL; her two daughters: Ruth Ellen Beach and her husband Greg, Inverness, FL, and Norma Jean Rishel, Harpers Ferry, WV; her sisters: Dorothy Thorpe, Amhurst, VA and Flossie Wilson, Sutton, WV; 3 grandchildren: Kimberly, Kata, and Tyler; 5 great grandchildren: Savannah, Shane, Colin, Gwen, and Esme. She was preceded in death by brothers: Elden, James, Joseph, Fred, and Earl Fletcher; and sisters; Martha Makely, and Lillian Altman. Billie’s urn will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. Cremation with care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


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.


Glenna Damron

Glenna Damron, 100, Inverness, FL
Glenna Damron, 100, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. She was born in Ft. Gay, W.VA on November 17, 1918 to the late Emery and Susie (Dawson) Thompson. Glenna was a homemaker and attended Rutland Baptist Church in Lake Panasoffkee, FL. She arrived in this area in 1984, coming from W. VA. Glenna was very active in her church. She enjoyed exercising with her friends at church, and planning church meals and church visitations. Glenna was preceded in death by her husband Burr Damron in 1985, one son Gerald Damron, one daughter, Wilma Blanc, and 8 siblings. She is survived by her children Dennis Damron and his wife Sharon of Huntington, W.VA, Russell Damron and his wife Kinda of Pennsboro, W.VA, and Doris Cartt and her husband Dan of Inverness; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. Services and burial for Glenna will take place in Wayne, W.VA at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


Michael Day

Michael P Day, 75, Hernando, FL
Michael Peter Day, age 75, of Hernando, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on April 12, 2019. Michael was born in Boston, MA to the late Walter and Dorothy Elaine (Andrews) Day on October 4, 1943. He was a Police Officer for the town of Milton Massachusetts for 30 years. On September 17, 1971 he married Judith (Marinucci) with whom he shared 47 years of loving marriage. After retiring from the police force, Michael and Judith made Hernando, FL their home in 1997 to escape the cold winter weather. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and was a fan of sports, especially NASCAR, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. Michael also liked muscle cars. In addition to his loving wife Judith, those left to mourn Michael’s passing include his son, Christopher Day and his wife Melissa of Lecanto, FL; daughter, Amanda Day of Hernando, FL; sister, Margot Driscoll and her husband David of Pembroke, MA; and grandchildren: Jaidyn and Isaiah. Michael was preceded in death by his son Michael Andrew Day in 2007. Cremation care provided by 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.


Bergman Dilbert

Bergman A Dilbert, 88, Hernando, FL
Bergman Aster Dilbert, age 88, of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on April 16, 2019 with his loving family by his side. Bergman was born to the late John A. and Ionie (Scott) Dilbert on November 13, 1930 in Cayman Brac, the Cayman Islands. He was married to his wife Larice (Ritch) for 48 years until her passing on January 3, 2003. Bergman joined the Merchant Marines at 17 years of age and retired as a Chief Engineer after 27 years of service. He made Citrus County his home in 1975 after relocating from the Cayman Islands. Bergman owned and operated Dilbert’s Diesel Repair in Inverness for 20 years. He was an avid hunter and loved fishing and being outdoors. He also enjoyed farming and raising animals. Bergman was a “people person” that truly loved meeting and talking with people. Those left to mourn Bergman’s passing include his daughter, Lisa Stoner and her husband Fred of Hernando, FL; son, Dale Dilbert and his wife Patsy of Inverness, FL; sister, Chelsea Brown and her husband Esmond of Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands; grandchildren: Kyle Stoner, Dylan Stoner, Natasha Scotland, Sabrina Adams; and 6 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his significant love for the past 12 years, Mary Essex of Hernando, FL. In addition to his wife Larice, Bergman was preceded in death by his brother, Norman Scott and sister, Sadie Tibbetts. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by the Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Friends are invited to join Bergman’s family in visitation beginning at 12:00 PM until the hour of service. Following the service at the funeral home, burial will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Katherine Dittemer

Katherine F Dittemer, 79, Inverness, FL
Katherine Freida Dittemer, age 79, Inverness, FL passed away April 10, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Dittemer was born in Newark, NJ on September 9, 1939 to the late Charles VanBlarcum and Eleanor (Voll) VanBlarcum and moved to Florida from New Jersey in 1992. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and a member of the First Christian Church of Inverness. A truly caring, compassionate, and giving woman, Katherine delighted in her family. Her hobbies ranged from crocheting to cooking. Her true passion, however, was doting on her family, singing lullabies, and rocking little ones to sleep. Katherine always did for others. One of her favorite things was having her family together for dinner, and every holiday was at “Nan’s” house. Without fail, she was ready with wisdom, smiles, and hugs. Kathy was a wonderful and Godly woman. Her fun-loving spirit and warm heart will be missed by all who were blessed to know her. Left to cherish her memory are 4 children: Jean Banz and husband, William, Iselin, NJ; Ellen Dittemer, Inverness, FL; Charles “Chip” Dittemer and Karen Gross, both of Inverness; 1 brother, Charles VanBlarcum, Zephyrhills, FL ; 4 grandchildren: Jennifer, Elizabeth, AnnMarie, and Ryan; 3 great grandchildren: Christopher, Charlotte, and Erika. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Charles Dittemer on Jan 12, 2006. She also was preceded by 2 siblings, Richard VanBlarcum and Eleanor Gruman. A Celebration of Katherine’s life is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM from the First Christian Church of Inverness with Rev. Tom Thomas and Dr. Ray Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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.


Phoebe Emmons

Phoebe F Emmons, 92, Inverness, FL
Phoebe F. Emmons, age 92, of Inverness, FL passed away peacefully on April 13, 2019 following a period of declining health. Phoebe was born to Henry and Annie Mae Franklin in Monroe, VA on July 17, 1926. In 1947, she married Hugh B. Emmons of Washington, D.C., and they shared 41 years together until his passing in 1989. Phoebe and Hugh moved from Virginia to Florida and settled on Key Biscayne in 1954, where they raised their sons Brad (also known as Hugh) and his brother Bill. They were members of Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church, and Phoebe was also active in the Key Biscayne American Legion Auxiliary. Phoebe joined the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and became a Registered Nurse in 1947. Later in her career she returned to college and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Barry University in 1986. During her 54 years in nursing Phoebe worked at several hospitals and medical facilities, including 17 years with South Florida Blood Service in Miami, where she was manager of donor services. In 2013 Phoebe relocated to Inverness, FL when her son Hugh and his wife Kitty moved to Citrus County. She was a member of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto and the American Legion Auxiliary in Inverness. Phoebe enjoyed Bible studies, spending time with her family and playing board games with friends. She was also an avid fan of professional sports, particularly football and basketball. Phoebe is survived by her sons Hugh Emmons, Jr. (Brad) and his wife Kitty of Floral City, FL; Bill Emmons and his wife Cris of Houston, TX; her sister Jenny and brother-in-law Charles Zuckerman of Winchester, VA, and three grandchildren and four great grandchildren in Alabama and Texas. Phoebe was predeceased by her brother Bill Franklin and her sisters Emily Green, Gerry Seeds and Billie Tubbs. A memorial service will be held at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto on Saturday May 4 at 11:00am. Interment at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell FL will take place at a later date. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to The Salvation Army of Citrus County (salvationarmyflorida.org/citrus) and ITEC (www.itecusa.org).


Carolyn Enfinger

Carolyn M Enfinger, 79, Floral City, FL
Carolyn Marie “Katie” Enfinger, 79, Floral City died at home on April 11, 2019 under the care of her family and Hospice. Katie was born in Ft Myers Beach, FL on May 25, 1939 to the late Victor and Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Fine. She moved to Citrus County to be with her daughter, Sue from Sumter County 2 years ago. She worked in the children’s day care profession and enjoyed every minute, especially when she could care for little babies. Left to cherish her memory are six children, Sandra Sue Bray, Vicky Pinkston, Jackie Atwood, Ronda Skipper, Marilyn Fogle, and Mark Enfinger. 1 sister, Dorothy Woolf; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; 3 brothers and sisters, and her daughter, Donna Dieter. Private burial arrangements provided by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Arthur Evans

Arthur L Evans, 76, Floral City, FL
Arthur Lamar Evans, 76, Floral City, FL passed away March 22, 2019 at his residence in Floral City. He was born in Bushnell, FL on June 3, 1942 to the late Edward and Fanny (Cannon) Evans. Arthur was an irrigation contractor, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Pasco County. He was Baptist by faith, and loved farming, hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years. Glenda Faye Evans. Other survivors include his children Clayton Lamar Evans of Floral City, Kelly Rowe and her husband Tim of Floral City; brother Sam Evans; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of 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.


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.


Mary Galloway

Mary R Galloway, 101, Homosassa, FL
Mary Ruth Galloway, 101, of Homosassa, FL passed away March 24, 2019 at Superior Residences in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Bloomington, IN on March 27, 1917 to the late George E. and Lula Myrtle (Parnell) Wampler. Ruth was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Marion County, FL. She was a Baptist by faith, and attended the 1st Baptist Church of Chassahowitzka. Ruth enjoyed reading and doing puzzle books. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Ernest “Skip” Galloway in 2010, and one son, L. Derrell Weaver, Jr. Ruth is survived by 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be conducted for Ruth on Wednesday, April 3, 11:00 A.M., at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, with the Pastor Tim Pauley officiating. The procession for the cemetery will depart the funeral precisely at 10:15 A.M. for the cemetery. Cremation care arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Gardner

Richard M Gardner, 88, Inverness, FL
Richard “Dick” Gardner, 88, of Inverness, FL passed away March 26, 2019 under the care of Pleasant Grove Manor in Inverness. He was born in Buffalo, NY on April 13, 1930 to the late Merle F. and Flora (Wiseman) Gardner. Dick was a Project Coordinator for Union Carbide Chemical Company for 25 years, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Buffalo, and attended the 1st United Methodist Church of Inverness. He was a past Master of the Levant Masonic Lodge #967, F&AM, and a 40 year member of the American Bowling Congress. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Marlene Gardner. Other survivors include his children Richard M. Gardner and his wife Cynthia of Olean, NY, and Kim B. Kern and her husband Rick of Inverness; and 2 grandchildren, Matthew Collins, and Amy Gardner. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Dick will be held at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Clarence "Skip" George

Clarence "Skip" George, 87, Inverness, FL
Clarence “Skip” George, age 87, of Inverness, passed into glory on March 28, 2019 at Sturgill Hospice Care in Brooksville, FL. Skip was born on March 31, 1931 in Lackawanna, N.Y. to the late Bessie Isabel (Coon) and Clarence Milton George, Jr. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean conflict serving aboard the USS Missouri. After his military service he became a steelworker for the Bethlehem Steel Company. On January 2, 1970 Skip married Millie with whom he shared 49 years of loving marriage. He and Millie made Florida their home in 1984 after relocating from Hamburg, NY, and settled in Citrus County in 2001. A Christian by faith, he faithfully worshipped at the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Skip was a lifetime member of both the American Legion Post #527 in Hamburg, N.Y. and the Inverness, FL VFW #4337. He was also a member of the USS Missouri BB63 Association. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, reading Clive Cussler books and fishing. Skip also loved working in his yard and keeping it in tip top shape. In addition to his beloved wife Millie, those left to mourn Skip’s passing include his daughters: Jocelyn (Roger) Warner, Barbara (Howard) Warner; sons: Richard (LuAnn) VanRemmen, Jeffrey (Lucia) George, David (Deborah) George; seven much loved grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Skip’s life and commitment to his country will be honored during a graveside service at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard and a spiritual message will be shared by the Reverend Tom Beaverson of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Friends are invited to join Skip’s family in the procession to the cemetery that will depart from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home promptly at 10:15 AM on the morning of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HPH Hospice, 12242 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rickey Gosa

Rickey A Gosa, 58, Inverness, FL
Rickey Allen Gosa, age 58, of Inverness, FL passed away with his loving family by his side at Citrus Memorial Hospital on March 18, 2019. Rickey was born in Little Rock, AR to the late Charles Alton and Betty (Perrinne) Gosa on March 27, 1960. He was married to Beth (Diener) Gosa for 24 years. Rickey and Beth made Citrus County their home 20 years ago after relocating from Palm Beach, FL. He was a Block Mason by trade and enjoyed fishing and watching Nascar in his spare time. Rickey loved his grandchildren and always looked forward to spending time with them. He also adored his wife Beth and cherished her with all his heart. In addition to his loving wife Beth, those left to mourn Rickey’s passing include his sons: Eric Gosa of North Carolina, Amos Gosa of Mississippi, William (Amanda) Walton of North Carolina; daughters: Heather Gosa of Florida, Ariel (David) Haynes of Florida, Ti (Lloyd) Hanniford of Florida, Betty Jane Gosa of Florida, Elissa (Ed) Somi of Nevada; brothers: Jeffery (Coral) Lynn Gosa of North Carolina, Tommy Eugene Gosa of Arkansas, Kelvin Gosa of Alabama; his dear grandson, Gage Clark; and 10 other amazing grandchildren. In addition to his parent’s, Rickey was preceded in death by his son, Chad Gosa. 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.


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.


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.


James Heatley

James F Heatley, 86, Inverness, FL
James F. Heatley, age 86, Inverness, FL passed to his Heavenly Father on April 20, 2019 at Life Care Center in Lecanto, FL. Mr Heatley was born in McKeesport, PA on July 21, 1932 to the late James Asa and Elizabeth (Giles) Heatley and moved to Inverness in 1989 from North Huntingdon, PA. He was employed in the steel industry, having worked for the National Tube plant in McKeesport for 32 years. He served our country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Calvary Chapel in Inverness. Left to mourn his loss are his family and his wife of 60 years, Peggy (Larson) Heatley; 4 children, Deborah Ann Wagner and husband William of Houtzdale, PA; Mark Heatley and wife Cora of Big Springs, TX; June Clark and husband Joel of Port St. John, FL; Matthew Heatley and wife Nicole of Inverness, FL: 4 grandchildren, Joshua and Jordon Clark and Hannah and Klara Heatley. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Calvary Chapel with pastors Kevin Ballard and Paul Giglio officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Viewing will begin at 9:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Calvary Chapel in Mr. Heatley’s memory.


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.


Jon Hypes

Jon V Hypes, 80, Floral City, FL
Jon Valentine Hypes, born February 25th, 1939, in Bluefield, West Virginia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 4th, 2019. He was the youngest of six children, was a proud Marine and after paying his way through college, graduated summa cum laude. He then got a Master's degree. Jon was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, especially watching his grandchildren play sports. He also had a passion for gardening, golfing, fishing and boating. He was a State Farm agent for 20 years and loved the many people he met through his business. He was also a die-hard Seminole fan. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hypes, two daughters, Heather Hypes Yates, (son-in-law, Doug Yates), and Shay Hypes Davis, (son--law Jimmy Davis), and grandchildren, Cy, Chance and Chyna Yates and Chase and Cason Davis, his brother Jordan Hypes (Tavares, FL) and his sister Sandra Hypes Bailey (Goodview, VA). Jon was very passionate about helping the children in our community. He was instrumental in having a baseball field constructed at Cornerstone, as well as creating the event "Let's Have a Ball" so that all the kids in our community could "have a ball". For this reason, the family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church youth and children's ministries. Funeral services will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church of Inverness on April 7th at 1:30 pm. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 1:30 pm.


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.


Henry Jensen

Henry J Jensen, 85, Beverly Hills, FL
Henry John Jensen, age 85, passed away March 27, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare, Lecanto. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. A private committal service will be held for Henry at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Kenneth Johns

Kenneth J Johns, 85, Inverness, FL
Kenneth J. Johns, age 85, of Inverness, FL passed away April 14, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto. Kenneth was born to the late William and Emily (Hill) Johns in Braddock, PA on June 21, 1933. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division. Kenneth was married to his wife Jean for 36 years until her passing on October 30, 2008. He and Jean made Inverness, FL their home in 2001 after relocating from Poway, CA. In his spare time, Kenneth enjoyed traveling and playing golf. Those left to mourn Kenneth’s passing include his son, Kenneth Johns and his wife Barbara of Napa, CA; sister, Aldean Jones of Ocala, FL; nephew, Douglas Jones and his wife Kimberly of Beverly Hills, FL; two nieces: Jennifer Jones of Ocala, FL, Janice Giordano and her husband Greg of Hollywood, FL; great nephew, Michael Jones and his wife Charlene and their daughter Gabrielle of Beverly Hills, FL; great niece, Leysa Faber and her husband Justin of Oxford, FL; three granddaughters: Mary McGreal, Patti Renspurger and her husband Marc and Stacie McGreal all of Napa, CA; four great grandchildren: Thomas McGreal, Amanda McGreal, Marc Renspurger III and Lily Renspurger all of Napa, CA. In addition to his loving wife, Kenneth was preceded in death by one grandson; Timothy McGreal. To honor Kenneth’s life and service to his country, a graveside memorial service will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM where full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. The procession to the cemetery will depart from the funeral home on the morning of the service promptly at 10:15 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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


Jack Kelly

Jack C Kelly, 82, Hernando, Florida
John C. “Jack” Kelly, III, age 82, Hernando, FL passed away March 27, 2019 at home under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Jack was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 5, 1936 to the late John C. and Josephine (Vetterline) Kelly, II and moved to Citrus County in 1977 from Indian Rocks Beach, FL. He was a retired Fishing Charter Captain and former owner of Windy Day Charters. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Nancy (Meares) Kelly; 6 children: Lorraine Parker, Hernando, FL; Bonnie Yoakam, Hernando, FL; John Kelly, IV, Ocala, FL; Jennifer Kish, Dunnellon, FL; Dustin Kelly, Hernando, FL; Misty Kelly, Hernando, FL; 2 brothers, Thomas Kelly, Hudson, OH and Larry Kelly, Plano, TX; 3 sisters, Bonnie Rose, Columbus, GA; Karen Jones, Thousand Oaks, CA; Shirla Lathrop, California; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Jack Kelly. There will be a Celebration of Life on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with family and friends officiating. At a later date, the family will be paying tribute to this extraordinary Captain, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.


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.


Robert Lande

Robert Lande, 80, Hernando, FL
Robert Lande, age 80, of Hernando, FL passed away at his home on March 22, 2019. Bob was born on May 29, 1938 in New York City, N.Y. He attended NYU for two years, but went on to pursue his passion for stock and sports car racing. In the late 1960's Bob raced an Oldsmobile powered Genie, against drivers like Dan Gurney, Al Holbert, and Mark Donahue. His mechanic was William Wonder. He created 2 amazing families. Lande worked for Rally motors and Mercedes-Benz, as well as, Village Cadillac Toyota. Lande became a Toyota pro and retired in 2001 in Citrus Hills. Those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his daughters: Lisa Lande, and Sarah Reins; his son, Matthew Lande; brothers: Arthur and Thomas; and grandchildren: Mo Van de Sompel, Jadyn Reins, Josiah Reins, Logan Stephens and Nicholas Stephens. Bob left behind many loves, including Penelope Lande, Bob’s first wife, and friends from all over the nation. Lande’s wishes were to be scattered by his children. Therefore, there will be 4 memorial services. The first 2 ceremonies will be held by Sarah, the youngest daughter, June 9th, at 4 pm in Beverly Hills, FL. Second, June 16th, in Long Island, NY. The third ceremony will be held by Bob’s oldest daughter, Lisa, at Zandvoort Grand Prix, Netherlands. The final ceremony will be held by Matthew, Lande’s youngest son, in San Francisco, CA. Bob was preceded in death by his eldest son, Bret Michael Lande, 2nd wife, Karen Seymour, and his parents, Thelma Match and William Lande. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, 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.


Joanna Lauderbaugh

Joanna M Lauderbaugh, 64, Inverness, FL
Joanna Marie Lauderbaugh, age 64, of Inverness, passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 2019. Joanna was born on June 15, 1954 in Ithaca, N.Y. to the late Anthony and Lucy (Desantis) Calvani. On May 15, 1981 she married the love of her life, Joseph Lauderbaugh, with whom she shared 37 years of marriage. Joanna and Joe made Citrus County their home in 1989 after relocating from Tampa, FL. She worked as a medical billing clerk for a number of years but always felt her most important occupation was taking care of her home and family, especially her husband Joe. In her spare time she enjoyed crossword puzzles and liked watching sports. She was a fan of the Rays, Bucs and Gators. Joanna will be remembered for her kind, generous nature and her huge heart. She never met a stranger and was loved by all that met her. In addition to her loving husband Joe, those left to mourn Joanna’s passing include her son, Joseph “Dwayne” Lauderbaugh and his fiancée Christina of Inverness, FL; daughter, Carol Lynn Tumlinson of Ocala, FL; brothers: Jimmy Calvani and his wife Fran of Seffner, FL, Joel Calvani and his wife Michelle Disabb of Gainesville, FL; sister, Janice and husband Eddie Marcone of Mechanicville, N.Y.; grandchildren: Taylor, Savannah, Brianna, Alexia and Jacob; and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service of Remembrance has been scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Bishop Dr. Douglas Alexander of the New Church Without Walls, Lecanto officiating. Friends are invited to join Joanna’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the service at the funeral home, Joanna will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 1:30 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Charles Ledoux

Charles E Ledoux, 82, Inverness, FL
Charles E. Ledoux, age 82, Inverness, Florida passed away April 11, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. Charles was born July 6, 1936 in Fall River, MA to the late Charles and Noella (Bouchard) Ledoux. Charles served in the Army National Guard, Fall River, MA, from March 4, 1954 to September 26, 1961. He served with distinction and received an Honorable Discharge. Charles moved to Florida from Texas in February, 2017. He was a retired owner/operator of his automotive body shop in Dighton, Massachusetts. He was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Post 155 in Crystal River, Florida. Besides being a mechanic and auto body specialist, Charles also loved wood working, often making birdhouses for family and friends. He also loved listening to country music and wearing his western wear which included his cowboy hats. Left to cherish his memory from oldest to youngest are 5 children: Jeffrey Ledoux, Benton, LA; Debra L’Heureux, Westport, MA; Edward Ledoux, Ocala, FL; Cheryl Dufresne, Westport, MA; and Charles Ledoux, Inverness, FL; his brother and sisters, Rita Vasconcellos, Westport, MA; Claire Perreira, Sunrise, FL; and Raymond Pratte, Fall River, MA. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He was predeceased by his son, William and his brother, Peter. There will be a Celebration of Life with Military Honors on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the American Legion Post No. 155 in Crystal River, Florida. Graveside services will follow at a later date in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA, where his urn will be laid to rest. Cremation care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


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.


Andrew Mackanin

Andrew Mackanin, 99, Inverness, FL
Andrew Mackanin, age 99, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 29, 2019. Andrew was born in Passaic, N.J. on January 3, 1920 to the late Andrew and Helena (Harvish) Mackanin. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. He then became a member of the Orange County, N.Y. Sheriff’s Department, eventually retiring as a Captain after serving more than 20 years. Andrew was Russian Orthodox by faith and married to Anna (Kokinda) for 55 years until her passing on November 9, 1995. He an Anna made Citrus County, FL their home in 1986 after relocating from Pinellas County, FL and in their spare time enjoyed traveling the country in their R.V. Andrew also enjoyed visiting his wife’s family in Europe. He had a love for animals especially Caroline, his parrot that he owned for many years and the dogs he had cared for and loved, Daisy, Princey and Candy. Those left to mourn Andrew’s passing include his daughter, Nancy Traverse and her husband Paul of Inverness, FL; brother, George Mackanin of Saddle Brook, N.J.; grandchildren: Nancy Ann, Robert, Sue, Cindy, Samuel and Melissa; fifteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. In addition to his loving wife, Andrew was preceded in death by his daughter, Helen Falk; brothers: Michael, Joe and Bobby; and sister, Mary. A funeral service of remembrance is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home where Andrew’s granddaughter, Melissa Falk, will deliver a spiritual message. He will then be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at 12:30 PM where full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends may join Andrew’s 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.


Barbara Mackling

Barbara J Mackling, 82, Inverness, FL
Barbara Jeane Mackling, 82, Inverness, FL passed away April 21, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Toledo, OH, she was born August 12, 1936 to the late George R. and Eleanor (Saul) Duffey and moved here 20 years ago from her native state. She was a retired Registered Nurse and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard M. Mackling; 3 children, Guy M. Mackling, II, Hicksville, OH; Todd R. Mackling, Inverness, FL; Annette Durre, Mishawaka, IN; her brother, T. Michael Duffey, Tampa, FL; 2 sisters, Virginia O’Hara, Genoa, OH and Kathy Duffey, Woodville, OH; 2 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Duffey. Private burial will be in Lake Township, OH. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


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.


Maryann McLeod

Maryann McLeod, 78, Inverness, FL
Maryann Angsten McLeod, 78, transitioned into eternal life with her Maker on April 23, 2019, where she plans to dance and play her violin for the Lord forever. Maryann will dearly missed by her children, Debbie McLeod, Patrick (Lisa) McLeod, Karen (Lloyd) Woolsey, and Philip (Jeannie) McLeod; her grandchildren: Heather McLeod Boyd, Andrew McLeod, Jessika (J.R.) Phillips, Michelle (Mike) Meyer, David McLeod, Sarah McLeod, Jason Woolsey and Lydia Woolsey; as well as 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her 3 nephews, Brian Angsten, David Angsten and Roger Lee Angsten, Jr. Maryann was born on September 12, 1940 in St. Joseph, MO, where she graduated from Central High School. She relocated to Inverness, FL, with her family in 1959, where she continually resided. She married the love of her life, R. Harold McLeod on March 25, 1961. They had been married over 50 years at the time of his passing in 2011. Maryann was a supervisor with the Citrus County Clerk of the Courts, in the Civil Court Division for over 15 years. In addition to her husband, Maryann was preceded in death by her parents, Phil and Eva (Lux) Angsten, her sister, Phyllis Angsten and her brother, Roger (Sharon) Angsten. Per her request, a private graveside burial service will be under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. She also desired to keep it simple with no reception to follow.


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.


Noreen Medlin

Noreen L Medlin, 82, Hernando, FL
Noreen Leota Medlin, 82, of Hernando, FL passed away March 31, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Wayandotte, MI on July 1, 1936 to the late Orval and Evelyn (Pattenaude) Mains. Noreen was a lab technician, and arrived in this area in 1975 from Naples, FL and was Baptist by faith. She attended the Hernando VFW, and enjoyed crafting. Noreen was preceded in death by 3 sons, Daniel, Donald, and David Medlin. She is survived by one son, Dennis Medlin of Hernando, and daughter Colleen Rouse and her husband Alan of Floral City, FL; sisters Rita Merrit, Karen Fink, and Dolores Elmore; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of 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.


Virginia Mignacca

Virginia M Mignacca, 95, Clearwater, FL
Virginia Mary Mignacca, 95, Clearwater, FL, formerly of Hernando, FL passed on April 22, 2019 in Oaks of Clearwater. A native of New York City, she was born on March 1, 1924 to the late Joseph and Frances Foley and moved to Citrus County in 1989 from St. Petersburg, FL. Prior to retirement, she was employed as an office clerk. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish while living in Hernando. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Louis Mignacca, Safety Harbor, FL and 2 grandchildren. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial offered in Pinellas County at a later. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in New York City. Cremation arrangements with care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Reinaldo Morales

Reinaldo A Morales, 63, Clermont, FL
Reinaldo Antonio Morales, age 63, Clermont, Florida passed away April 14, 2019 at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Reinaldo was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on April 22, 1955 to Jose A. and Tomasita (Acosta) Morales and moved to Florida from Bridgeport, CT. He was a commercial truck driver. Wanda, his daughter said, “Dad was a family man. His Priorities were wife, children, and grandchildren. He put us above all. He taught his sons Reginald, Eliezer, and Reinaldo Jr. to be responsible and most importantly, to love each other as a family. He taught me, his daughter Wanda, to be a strong woman, guide my brothers, how to be the best mother to my children, and always seek the Lord in good and in bad. He taught my mom, Rosa, that the harder she fought, the easier it was to achieve her goals. He also taught her the meaning of Love, the way to Love, and how to love everyone. He enjoyed singing and worshiping the Lord, baseball (New York Mets), political news, and devoted his time making his grandchildren happy. He spoiled them and gave them everything. Not one day went by without him talking to his grandchildren and making sure they were OK. He lived for them. They had everything because of him. He especially thanked his three daughters-in-law for the continuous care. Each of them had their way of caring for him. Vanessa, the one who spoiled him and catered to him, Neysha, the one that was very strict with his health and diet, and Jessica his nurse and care giver. Finally, his son-in-law, Roberto. He always thanked him for never saying “no” to him. If dad needed or asked for something, he knew Roberto would never refuse and for that, he was always grateful. He loved them dearly!" Those left to mourn his passing are his wife of 42 years, Rosa Echevarria Morales; 4 children: Wanda Morales, Beverly Hills, FL; Reginald Morales, Beverly Hills, FL; Eliezer Morales, Bridgeport, CT; Reinaldo Morales, Jr., Clermont, FL ; his father, Jose A. Morales, Beverly Hills, FL; 3 brothers: Jose Luis Morales, Orlando Morales, Jose A. Morales; 5 sisters: Tomasita Ortiz, Evelyn Morales, Rosa L. Aleman, Wanda Rivera, Abigale Rodriguez, and Shirley Morales; 9 grandchildren: Lilliana, Reginald, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Aliyana, Johnny, Michelle, Destiny, and Yessenia. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tomasita Acosta Morales. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM from Calvary Chapel with Pastor Ildefonso Silva and Pastor Kevin Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery. Visitation will begin at the church from 12 Noon. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family


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.


Ernest Neild

Ernest W Neild, 73, Bushnell, FL
Ernest W. Neild, age 73, of Bushnell, FL passed away at his home on Sunday, April 13, 2019. Ernest was born on December 20, 1945 in Hornell, NY to the late Frank K. and Hazell (Whitely) Neild. In June of 1973 he married his wife Donna with whom he shared 45 years of loving marriage. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and became a professional truck driver after his military service. Ernest is the former President of Teamster Local #529 in Elmira, NY. After retirement in 2003, he and Donna made Bushnell, FL their home and became active members of the First Presbyterian Church of Bushnell. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, wood carving, fishing and leather working. Ernest also enjoyed blacksmithing. He was a member of the Free Masons and a member of Bushnell Lodge Number 30. In addition to his wife Donna, those left to mourn Ernest’s passing include his sons: Jason Neild and his wife Patricia of Tucson, AZ, Kristopher Neild and his wife Debra of Lansdale, PA; daughter, Lisa Duvall and her husband Donald of Addison, NY; and grandchildren: Aaron Duvall, Zachary Neild, Ryan Neild, Jim Neild and Megan Neild. Ernest was preceded in death by a infant son, David Alan Neild; his sisters: Betty, Nancy, Sue and Linda. A memorial service to honor Ernest’s life is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church of Bushnell. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Jack Paschall

Jack A Paschall, 64, Floral City, FL
Jack A. Paschall, 64, Floral City, FL passed away April 21, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Garfield Heights, OH on June 13, 1954. Jack served our country in the U.S. Army, and was an automobile mechanic. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Brandon, FL and enjoyed shooting and working. He was preceded in death by his mother, Isabelle D. (Pulia) Paschall. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Skotricia Paschall. Other survivors include his father, Clint D. Paschall, brothers James, Jerry, and Bobby Paschall; sisters Mary Williams and Connie Paschall. Graveside services with honors is scheduled for Friday, May 3, 11:30 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. 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.


Carmen Perez

Carmen I Perez, 69, Lecanto, FL
Carmen Iris Perez, 69, Lecanto, FL, formerly of Inverness, passed away April 22, 2019 in Bayfront Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River. Carmen was born in Puerto Rico on June 15, 1949 to the late Juan and Cecelia Del Valle and moved to Florida in 2006 from Bayshore, NY. She was a retired Therapist for Sagamore Children’s Hospital on Long Island as well as other state facilities. She was a member of the Hernando United Methodist Church where she was very active in all of their activities. She was a member of the church’s Esther Circle and the Women’s Guild as well. Carmen enjoyed reading, crocheting, crafting, and working on her computer. Left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Irisol Perez of Pompano Beach, FL; Loudes Perez of Lecanto, FL and Evette Aviles, Las Vegas, NV; 2 brothers, William Vargas and Daniel Del Valle, both of New York; 3 sisters, Rosa Colon and Lucy Del Valle, both of Puerto Rico, and Naomi Del Valle of New York. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Perez in 2011 and a brother, Juan Del Valle. Carmen’s life will be honored at a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM at the Hernando United Methodist Church with Rev. David Spaulding officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the church in honor of Carmen’s memory. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Katherine Philo

Katherine E Philo, 64, Hernando, FL
Katherine Elizabeth Philo, age 64, of Hernando, FL passed away at her home on April 2, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Katherine was born on March 18, 1955 in Bethesda, MD to the late Carl and Hilda (Rodriguez) Philo. She made Citrus County her home eight years ago after relocating from Naples, FL. In her spare time she liked making jewelry and crafts. She had a great love for animals, especially her cats. Those left to mourn Katherine’s passing include her significant other for the past 18 years, Don Anderson, whom she loved spending her days with. She also leaves behind her son, Chris Philo of Mojave, AZ; and brother, Ken Philo and his wife Ellen of Boise, ID. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Harold Phipps

Harold A Phipps, 82, Beverly Hills, FL
Harold Austin Phipps, 82, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away April 16, 2019 at Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was born in Newark, NJ, and after an illustrious 30 year career as Chief Operating Officer of Art Metal Manufacturing, his career was later highlighted as Finance Officer for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prior to his retirement. Harold relocated to Beverly Hills, Florida in 2013, from his home in West Orange, NJ and was a devout Episcopalian by faith. As a professional jazz drummer and a musical historian, Harold also enjoyed golfing, and restoring and rebuilding cars. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Phyllis Phipps. Other survivors include his children Darnee A. Phipps of Summit, NJ, Daima T. Phipps of San Diego, CA, and Tihesha S. Phipps of Edgewater, NJ; stepchildren Donna and Kirk LueQuee of NJ; brother Leslie S. Phipps of West Orange, NJ; 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Memorial services will be held on May 4th at Trinity & St Philips Cathedral in Newark, NJ. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Plante

David F Plante, 66, Hernando, FL
David F. Plante, age 66, of Hernando, FL passed away in Inverness on March 27, 2019. David was born in Stevens Point, WI on April 16, 1952 to the late Joseph and Violet (Tanguay) Plante. He proudly served his country as a member of the National Guard and worked as an Inspector for a Consultant Engineering Company. Those left to mourn David’s passing include his close friends and relatives that loved him. He will be remembered by them all. David’s hobbies included carpentry, motorcycle riding and camping. He was a man of his word that enjoyed life and was a fighter to the very end. David…you will be missed but never forgotten. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Alice Poulos

Alice Poulos, 94, Lecanto, FL
Alice Poulos, age 94, former resident of Lecanto, FL passed away March 27, 2019 at the VNS Hospice House in East Northport, Long Island, NY. Alice was born in New York City on May 26, 1924 to the late Gregory and Marian (Rousakis) Vlassis. She retired from Macy’s Department Store as a Dress Buyer with more than 15 years of service before retiring to Florida in 1994 from Wanaque, New Jersey. She was a founding member of Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are two children, Dennis J. Poulos and his wife, Charlene, of Hawthorne, NJ and Marion Bienwald and her husband Bernd, Centerport, NY; 1 sister, Jennie Sigoda, Salt Lake City, UT; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Poulos on May 21, 2004; 2 sons, John G. Poulos in 2007 and Dean Poulos in 2012, and her brother, Christy Vlassis. The Funeral Mass for the repose of her soul will be offered from Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Michael Petrides, celebrant. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.


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.


Patricia Rambuski

Patricia J Rambuski, 70, Inverness, FL
Patricia Jean Rambuski, 70, Inverness, FL passed April 21, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Olean, NY, she was born August 26, 1948 to the late George and Emily (Acocks) Packer and moved here 13 years ago. She worked with her husband as secretary / office manager for their automotive repair business in New York state. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 52 years, Richard R. Rambuski; 1 son, Brent A. Rambuski, Newberry, FL; 1 brother, George Packer, Olean, NY; 1 sister, Carol Hyrb, Cuba, NY; 2 grandchildren, Drake and Megan. She was preceded in death by a son, Christ Rambuski. The family will arrange a private ceremony at a later date. Cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory.


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 Reichelt

Robert W Reichelt, 81, Inverness, FL
Robert W. Reichelt, age 81, of Inverness, FL passed away while under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL on April 14, 2019. Robert was born to the late Frederick and Arline (Muench) Reichelt in Cincinnati, OH on June 5, 1937. He was married to Maryellen (Holden) Reichelt until her passing on May 20, 2011. Robert is survived by his dear friend, Anthony F. Ciancio and family. Cremation care under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Florence Resetar

Florence M Resetar, 86, Inverness, FL
Florence M. Resetar, age 86, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home on March 27, 2019 while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Vitas Hospice. Florence was born on December 13, 1932 in Bayshore, Long Island, N.Y. to the late Jouquin and Audrey (Rudolph) Constantino. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1985 after relocating from Colonia, N.J. and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Florence was a member of a prayer group, several “Red Hat” groups and the “Junkettes”, a group of friends that would get together to go thrift shopping together. In her spare time she also enjoyed quilting and crafting. Florence had so many friends and was always very active. Florence is survived by her sons: Andrew and James Resetar; daughter, Audrey Resetar; and brothers: Jack and Peter Constantino. She will also be mourned by her two Boston Terriers, Tinsel and Holly. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Resetar in May of 1991, and most recently by her son, John Resetar in March of 2019. Cremation care is 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.


Neal Ross

Neal E Ross, 76, Inverness, FL
Neal Eugene Ross, age 76, a winter resident of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Neal was born on January 11, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Harold and Carol (Eckley) Ross. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Viet-Nam War. A Christian by faith, he attended worship services at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Neal was a Past Commander of, and very active in, the Cpl. James O. Jordan VFW Post #3374 in Greenville, PA. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid collector of Zippo lighters, and knives. Those left to mourn Neal’s passing include his brother, Robert M. Ross of Wellsboro, PA and his sister, Rebecca Gruner and her husband Donald of Reno, NV. To honor Neal’s life and his service to his country, a graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Pastor Ron Fonfara of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness will deliver a spiritual message and full military honors will be rendered by the Citrus County Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery which will depart from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home promptly at 10:15 AM.


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


Dorothy Runyon

Dorothy W Runyon, 97, Inverness, FL
Dorothy W. Runyon, age 97, of Inverness, FL passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 while under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. Dorothy was born on November 7, 1921 in Elizabeth, N.J. to the late Leroy and Mamie (Ralph) Wolfe. She proudly served her country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. Dorothy was married to Albert Runyon for 41 years until his passing in 1982. She and Albert made Citrus County Florida their home in 1970 after relocating from Flemington, N.J. For the past 30 years Dorothy loved spending time at the East Citrus Community Center in Inverness where she enjoyed playing cards and socializing with her friends. She also enjoyed painting, watching musicals and going to the theatre. Those left to mourn Dorothy’s passing include her daughter, Debra Graham and her Fiancé Sandy Bagley of Hernando, FL; sons: Albert Runyon of High Springs, FL, Bruce Runyon of Inverness, FL, Dwight Runyon of Clinton, N.J., Eric Runyon of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren: Roger, Michele, Lynn, Albie, Meagan, Dwight, Ashley, Paula, Rebecca, Erica; and several great grandchildren. In addition to her loving husband Albert, Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Craig Runyon and sister, Lillian May Hodge. A funeral to honor Dorothy’s life and her service to her country is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 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 Dorothy’s family in the procession to the cemetery, which will leave the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home promptly at 10:15 AM on the morning of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dorothy’s memory can be made to the East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness, FL 34450.


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.


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.


Agnes Ruth Stilley Reeder Cunningham

Agnes Ruth Stilley Reeder Cunningham, 91, ,
Agnes Ruth Stilley Reeder Cunningham, age 91, passed away April 12, 2019. Ruth was born in Equality, IL on April 4, 1928 to Frank and Nellie (Modglin) Stilley. She and her husband, Edward “Red” Reeder, owned and operated a service station for the Skelley Oil Company in Eldorado, IL. Following Red’s death on November 4, 1962 in Covington, TN, Ruth worked as a deputy for the Saline County Sheriff’s Office. She then worked for Tri-County Chemical in Eldorado and attended college at night. Ruth married Harry Cunningham and they subsequently moved to Clearwater, Florida in 1972 where she work as an office manager at Dimmitt Chevrolet. After retiring, Ruth and Harry moved to Inverness in 1993 to be close to family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward “Red” Reeder (1962); her second husband, Harry Cunningham (2001); a sister, Alma Stilley Pulliam; two brothers, Randall and Ralph Stilley; and a sister who died in childhood. Left to mourn her loss are her two children, Donna Reeder Kopecky (Paul), Dayton, TX, and Dwain Reeder (Susan), Inverness, FL; four grandchildren, Trevor Kopecky (Alexandra), Owasso, OK; William Kopecky (Charyl), Dayton, TX; Kristin Reeder Cox (Travis), Pace, FL; Caitlin Reeder Tobin (Michael), Escondido, CA: and eight great grandchildren, Nathan and Grace Kopecky; Nickolas and Alexander Kopecky; Wyatt, Rory and Everett Cox; and Emmalyn Tobin. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL. Burial at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hospice.


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.


Bertha Tobiassen

Bertha E Tobiassen, 85, Hernando, FL
Bertha E. Tobiassen, 85, of Hernando, Florida, passed away on March 24, 2019 at The Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center. Bertha grew up on Einarsmo a beautiful farm in Sor-Audnedal, Norway where she and her family lived off the land. In her late teens Bertha left the farm to study Home Economics and worked as a Nanny until she met and fell in love with her recently deceased husband Raymond Tobiassen, of 61 years. Bertha and Raymond immigrated to the United States in 1956 settling first in New York City, then moving to Connecticut where she raised her children, and then retiring in Florida. While a Norwegian at heart, Bertha returned home each year to be with her family and to reconnect with her roots. Family and Religion were the two most important aspects of Bertha’s life. She was active in her church and spread kindness wherever she could. She expressed great love to her husband, children and friends. Bertha believed in seeing the good in people rather than the bad. Bertha will be greatly missed by her three children Toni (Paul) Christensen of Middletown Springs, VT, Ruth Aileen Tobiassen of Gainesville, FL, and Roy (Kimberly) Tobiassen of Hernando, FL; her three grandchildren, Wesley Christensen, Amanda LaChance, and Daniel Fosket; and her two sisters Inger Saetre-Gjendal of Flekkefjord, Norway and Ragnhild Christensen of Sor-Audnedal, Norway. Memorial Services for Bertha will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, on Wednesday, April 17th at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, in honor of the loving care that Hospice provided Bertha this past year, the family requests donations be made to Hospice.


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.


Donald Victor

Donald W Victor, 71, Bushnell, FL
Donald W. Victor, age 71, of Bushnell, FL passed away in Hudson, FL on April 6, 2019. Donald was born on October 31, 1947 in Floral Park, N.Y. to the late William D. and Jeannette (Baylis) Victor. Prior to retirement, he worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the mining industry. Donald loved riding his Harley Davidson and spending time at the IRRU club in Inverness, FL. He was also a member of the V.F.W. He is survived by his nephew, Craig Langenau who resides in Hyde Park, N.Y. In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his sister, Gail Joanne Langenau in October of 1981. Per his final wishes, there are no funeral services scheduled. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Timothy Webster

Timothy L Webster, 70, Crystal River, FL
Timothy Leonard Webster, 70 of Crystal River, passed away on March 27, 2019 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Tim was born on October 18, 1948 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Leonard Jerome and Geraldine M. (Jonas) Webster. He moved to Key West, FL in 1996 from Indiana, then to Citrus County in 2004. He was a truck driver for all his working years, and enjoyed the driving. All during his life, Tim loved riding his Harley’s. He loved the water, boating and his jet ski. Tim also bought and sold cars, he was a car fanatic. Tim was a people person, who loved talking to people. He was very kind and liked making people laugh. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Lisa Sigler of Crystal River and her mother, June Tolliver. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


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.


Nella Whittaker-Polston-Couvillon

Nella D Whittaker-Polston-Couvillon, 83, Lecanto, FL
Nella D. Whittaker-Polston-Couvillon, age 83, of Lecanto, FL passed away at Bayfront Health Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, FL on March 26, 2019. Nella was born in Monterey, TN on October 2, 1935 to the late Modesta and Dorothy (Henry) Whittaker. She made Dunnellon FL her home in 1993 after relocating from Chicago, IL. She attended Olivet Nazarene University where she met William “Bud” Polston. Both were active in the Nazarene Church and attended worship services at the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. After Bud passed away she later married Paul Couvillon. Nella loved being a homemaker and raising her family. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading and gardening. She especially loved growing flowers. Those left to mourn Nella’s passing include her sons: Jeff Polston and his fiancée Mary, Brian Polston and his wife Pamela; daughter, Sandra Hamrick and her husband Don; brother, Billy Whittaker and his wife Vida; sisters: Brenda Heck and her husband Patrick, Dianna Smith and her husband Ronnie; sister in law, Betty Polston; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Nella was preceded in death by her husband William “Bud” Polston, and later her husband of 10 years, Paul Couvillon; son Mark William Polston and sister, Jean Cash. A Funeral Service of Remembrance has been scheduled for Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, with Rev. Nancy Johnson officiating. Friends are invited to join Nella’s 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.


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.


Lutea Wright

Lutea A Wright, 73, Inverness, FL
Lutea A. Wright, beloved Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Aunt and Friend, 73, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Lutea was born in Miami, FL on April 9, 1945 to the late Albert Leroy and Marguerite Lucille (Hovey) Hoff. She came to Citrus County in 1994 from Boynton Beach, FL. Lutea was a secretary in the medical care industry. She was Baptist by faith and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening and cooking with love. She is gone but never forgotten! Left to cherish her memory are her sons: James W. Morris and his wife, Mabel of Royal Palm Beach, FL and Dean A. Morris and his wife Tammy also of Boynton Beach, FL; her step daughter, Tammy Shone Wright; her brothers: Charles and Albert Hoff; her sisters: Sherry Hoff, Peggy Burns and Dawn Gruzdas; 4 grandchildren, one great grandchild; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service for Lutea will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, with Rev. David Throckmorton, officiating.