Two crashes injure, kill motorcyclists
One man was killed and another injured in separate motorcycle crashes early Monday after New Port Richey police attempted to pull them over. According to police reports, the motorcyclists were driving about 75 mph in a 45 mph zone on U.S. 19, near River Gulf Road, when officers initiated the stop at 2:06 a.m. While pulling over, Joseph Peranteau, 30, of Dade City struck a curb and was thrown from his motorcycle. He was treated and released from Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Kenneth C. Montero, 28, of New Port Richey sped north into Port Richey, but hit a semitrailer truck at U.S. 19 and Washington Street and was killed. Port Richey police are investigating. New Port Richey police Officer Scott Baker said Peranteau may be charged with driving under the influence, as an officer smelled alcohol on his breath.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Dentist retires after 45 years
Dr. Niles Kinnunen, the longest practicing dentist in west Pasco, retired Monday after caring for patients for nearly 45 years. Kinnunen, 72, was the fourth dentist to arrive in west Pasco County, coming to practice in 1964 with his father. He built his Main Street office nearly 25 years ago. He has sold his business to Dr. Scott Lampert. Kinnunen said he's looking forward to traveling and working around his New Port Richey home. "It'll take some time to make the adjustment to not coming into the office daily," he said.
Pasco County School Board member Marge Whaley asked the school district administration to investigate how much money could be saved by cutting teacher supplemental pay by 25 percent, but she has not recommended making that cut. A story Monday was unclear on that point.
Donald Stephen Murray, the New Port Richey man found dead in a Gainesville canal last week, was traveling from Texas to Tampa. His destination was incorrectly stated in a report Sunday.
Albano, Alphonse J.
Dormois, John Franklin
Endricks, Charles Robert
Hobbs, Jack Dempsey Sr.
Jamison, Lois L.
Mastin, Ryan Matthew
Mosher, Arthur III
Pede, Jeanne S.
Shorter, Bernard "Carl"
Skaggs, June Rose
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.