Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Notable Hernando citizens who died in 2010

Hernando County lost some notable citizens in 2010. Here's a look at some of the more newsworthy names that appeared in local headlines.

Related News/Archive

Byon Smiddy, 83, a former Brooksville used car salesman, who rose to national fame for temporarily harboring Soviet Union defector Igor Ponomarenko, who had jumped a commercial ship in Tampa in 1979, May 5.

William D. "Bill" Newell, 86, longtime civic activist and former host of the local TV talk show, Speaking Out: Straight Talk with Bill Newell, June 14.

Army Sgt. Derek Peter Schicchi, 27, a Spring Hill resident stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, of an apparent gunshot wound, July 19.

Richard Dean "Dick" Snyder, 57, owner of Larry's Shoe Repair in Brooksville, Aug. 16.

Lacy "Bill" Humphrey, 82, Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, who coached at Hernando High School in the early 1970s, Aug. 29.

Janet White Tucker, 77, Brooksville resident, who along with sisters Joyce and Fay, sang with the White Sisters gospel group, Oct. 4.

Charlie Sasser, 83, developer of Hernando Beach, Brookridge, High Point and Southern Pines communities, Nov. 20.

Sgt. Frank Loreto, 42, a decorated 15-year veteran of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, Nov. 21.

Notable Hernando citizens who died in 2010 12/30/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 30, 2010 7:32pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Daniel Ruth: Public money built Bucs' stadium, so let public sell tickets


    Who knew the Tampa Bay Bucs were actually the Daisies of Dale Mabry?

    Dirk Koetter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, wants to do what it takes to ensure that those sitting in the lower bowl of Raymond James Stadium are wearing his team's colors. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]

  2. America's opioid problem is so bad it's cutting into U.S. life expectancy

    Public Safety

    Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4.

    The average American life expectancy grew overall from 2000 to 2015, but that the astounding rise in opioid-related deaths shaved 2.5 months off this improvement, according to a study. [Associated Press]
  3. After Hurricane Irma, Tampa Bay officers headed south to help out

    Public Safety

    When Hurricane Irma was forecast to pummel the Tampa Bay region, Tampa police Cpl. Whitney McCormick was ready for the worst — to lose her home and all of her possessions.

    Tampa International Airport Police Department Sgt. Eric Diaz (left) stands next to Tampa Police Department Cpl. Whitney McCormick at the Collier County Command Post in the days after Hurricane Irma. More than 100 local law enforcement officers traveled from Tampa Bay to help out the county. (Courtesy of Whitney McCormick)
  4. Forecast: Sunny skies, mainly dry conditions continue across Tampa Bay


    For Tampa Bay residents, Wednesday is expected to bring lots of sunshine, lower humidity and little to no storm chances.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  5. Florida education news: Irma makeup days, HB 7069, charter schools and more


    MAKEUP DAYS: Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart waives two of the required 180 days of instruction to help districts complete the …

    Education Commissioner Pam Stewart