Advertisement
  1. Archive

OBITUARIES

ADKINS, JOHNATHAN W., 20, of Odessa, died Friday (Feb. 9, 1990) inOdessa. He came here eight years ago from his native Hamilton, Ohio. He was an employee with Jacobson Motor Home Manufacturer and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta, Dunedin; a son, Johnathan W., Dunedin; his parents, Ted and Sally Turnquist, Odessa; his maternal grandmother, Ruth Pike, Hamilton; his paternal grandparents, Frank and Viola Zimmerman, Hamilton; two brothers, Joseph Zimmerman and Franklin, both of St. Petersburg; and a sister, Linda Zimmerman, Hamilton. Moss-Feaster Guardian Funeral Home, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

CORSON, ABRAM, 56, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 1990) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he came here one year ago from Middletown, N.Y., and was a Baptist. He was a retired instructor with the Teterboro School of Aeronautics, Hackensack, N.J. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; a stepson, John Ross III, Middletown; two stepdaughters, Naomi Ross, Port Richey, and Holly Ross, Middletown; a brother, Joseph, Staten Island; a sister, Elizabeth Hook, Wrightstown, N.J.; and one granddaughter. George B. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

DE JOSE, JOSEPH D., 43, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 1990) in Clearwater as the result of a construction accident. Born in New York City, he came here six years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a driver superintendent with Ewell Industries, Holiday, and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Anna Maria;

two sons, Steve and Renato, both of Port Richey; a daughter, Anna Maria, Port Richey; a brother, Thomas, Bayonet Point; two sisters, Cathleen Consolinizieo, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Angela Valski, Brooklyn.

Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.

DEUSCH, WILLIAM G., 78, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (Feb. 14, 1990) at HCA Bayonet Point/Hudson Medical Center. Born in Newark, N.J., he came here 10 years ago from Little Falls, N.J. He was a production planner and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons, Richard Douglas, Tampa, Walter Douglas, Hollywood, Fla., and Mark, Port Richey; a brother, George, New Jersey;

a sister, Hilda M. Alicky, Toms River, N.J.; and three grandchildren.

Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.

HOLBROOK, JIMMY, 52, of Land O'Lakes, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 1990) at his residence. Born in Louellen, Ky., he came here 19 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand. He was a mechanic with the Air Force, a Navy veteran and a Korean War Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Christian Church, Land O'Lakes, the Disabled American Veterans, the Sergeants Association, and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association.

Survivors include his wife, Olive L.; his mother, Geneva Creech, Lafayette, Ind.; and his stepfather, Fred Creech, Lafayette. F.T. Blount Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes.

HUTCHESON, ELBERT, 78, of Gowers Corner, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 1990) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. He was a farmer and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lavada; two sons, Clayton, West Palm Beach, and Bruce, Tampa; a daughter, Sharon Hoover, Spring Hill; two brothers, Charles, Clarmont, and Buford, Starke; a sister, Inez J., Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. F.T. Blount Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes.

KUSCH, OTTO E., 82, of Holiday, died Wednesday (Feb. 14, 1990) at Tarpon Springs Convalescent Center. He came here five years ago from his native Milwaukee. He was a retired mechanic and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Marion; a son, Jack, Sussex, Wis.; two stepsons, Dr. Gary Rowe, Redding, Calif., and Thomas Rowe, Port Washington, Wis.; two daughters, Barbara Kay, Oconomowoc, Wis., and Kathy Hallisch, Milwaukee; three stepdaughters, Kathleen Sylwester, Everett, Wash., Ellen Mueller, Tarpon Springs, and Margaret Kleven, Burlington, Wis.; a brother, John, California; 31 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday.

LEMKEN, HENRIETTA J., 97, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Feb. 14, 1990) at Riverside Hospital. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to the Tampa Bay area in 1970 from Queens, N.Y. She was an associate member of Trinity United Church of Christ, St. Petersburg.

Survivors include her daughter, Margaret Weis, Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.;

two sons, Henry L. Jr., New Port Richey, and William J., Albuquerque, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

McINTYRE, CLARENCE, 71, of Holiday, died Monday (Feb. 12, 1990) at his residence. Born in Grahamsville, N.Y., he was a winter resident from Seneca Falls, N.Y. He was a retired guidance director with the Lyons Central School, Lyons, N.Y. He was a World War II Air Force veteran, a member of the Methodist Church, Seneca Falls, the New York State Teachers Association, the Rotary Club, and a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; two sons, Harold W., Orlando, and Lee E., Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Debbi Buchwald, Seneca Falls, and Kimberly R., New York City; a brother, William, Stuart; and two

sisters, Elma Davis, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Arlene Harris, San Marcos, Calif.; and six grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

MILLS, EDWARD EARL, 50, of Odessa, died Monday (Feb. 12, 1990) at HCA New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Chocowinity, N.C., he was a lifelong resident of Odessa. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Elks Lodge, Port Charlotte. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors include three daughters, Rhonda North and Emily Maddox, both of Odessa, and Shawn, New Port Richey; a brother, Johnie, North Carolina; three sisters, Betsy and Brenda, North Carolina, and Emily Grate, Port Charlotte; and five grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home,

Tarpon Springs.

MOTTOLA, PETER J., 66, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Feb. 14, 1990) at HCA New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here eight months ago from Fishkill, N.Y. He was a retired machine operator with Stewart Stamping Co., Yonkers, N.Y., and attended St. Thomas Aquinas Church. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa; two sons, Peter J. Jr., Parkridge, N.J., and Joseph, Putnam Valley, N.Y.; a daughter, Marie M. Glynn, Putnam Valley; two brothers, John, Tampa, and Santani, New Fairfield, Conn.; a sister, Rose, New Fairfield; and three

grandchildren. Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

PEEL, BENJAMIN B., 86, of Hudson, died Wednesday (Feb. 14, 1990) at HCA Bayonet Point/Hudson Medical Center. Born in Waltham, Mass., he came here 20 years ago from Westport, Mass. He was a retired salesman with Dawson Brewery, New Bedford, Mass., and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two sons, Raymond, Freetown, Mass., and Gilbert, Tiverton, R.I.; a stepson, Bruce Thompson, Fall River, Mass.;

a daughter, Judith Ann Reuter, Daytona Beach; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.

ROGERS, WILLIAM E., 67, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 1990) at the H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa. Born in Philadelphia, he came here six years ago from Woodbridge, Conn. He was a retired electrical engineer with U.S. Motors. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons, Todd, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Craig, North Haven, Conn.; a daughter, Hope Conway, Woodbridge; and four grandchildren. George B. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

ROZZO, FRED P., 77, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Feb. 12, 1990) at his residence. Born in Union City, N.J., he came here 15 years ago from Clearwater. He was the former owner of the Island Queen Motel, Clearwater Beach, and a Catholic. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine, and a brother, Renaldo, Kansas City, Mo. George B. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

SMITH, BERNEICE A., 65, of Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 1990) at her residence. Born in Hamburg, N.J., she came here 12 years ago from Esperance, N.Y., and was a nurse. Survivors include her husband, James; three sons, Edward Herman and James B. Herman, both of Connecticut, and Michael Culligan, Maryland, N.Y.; a brother, Percy Card, Warwick, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. National Cremation and Burial Society, Brooksville.

SPILLMAN, MARGARET M., 70, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Feb. 12, 1990) at her residence. Born in Flint, Mich., she came here 12 years ago from Lewes, Del. She was a Methodist and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 78, New Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Russell; a son, Russell Jr., Lewes; four daughters, Margaret Littleton, New Port Richey, Pamela Basalay, Delta, Pa., and Barbara and Doris Robertson, both of Flint; 12 grandchildren;

and eight great-grandchildren. George B. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

VOKES, CLARENCE E., 84, of Hudson, died Sunday (Feb. 11, 1990) at his residence. Born in Methuen, Mass., he came here 22 years ago from Canton, Conn. He was a retired government inspector with the textile industry. Survivors include his wife, Sadie; a daughter, Frances Greenhalgh, New Hartford, Conn.; a brother, Charles S. of Massachusetts; a sister, Ethel Galvin, Lawrence, Mass.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandsons. North Guardian Funeral Home, Hudson.

WELLS, CHARLES HENRY JR., 82, of Holiday, died Wednesday (Feb. 14, 1990) at Riverside Hospital. Born in Leichester, Mass., he came here 22 years ago from Whitinsville, Mass. He was a retired supervisor with A&P Grocery Co. and a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Kiwanis. Survivors include a sister, Eleanor A. Fletcher, East Brookfield, Mass., and a niece, Lynne Fratus, College Station, Texas. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

WHITMORE, JENNIE ELIZABETH, infant daughter of John Whitmore and Joann Killion, both of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Feb. 10, 1990) at Riverside Hospital. Survivors also include two brothers, John and Jimmy; a sister, Jillian; her maternal grandparents, Joe and Patsy Killion, Jonesboro, Tenn; and her paternal grandfather, Raymond Howey, Hudson. Arlington Funeral Home, Port Richey.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement