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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.

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]
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