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CIOLLI, PAUL E. SR., 70, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (June 5, 1991) at home. Born in Hayes, Pa., he came here three years ago from Clearwater. He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic and a Catholic. He was a retired Air Force veteran, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, the Moose Lodge 521, both of Spring Hill, and the Elks Lodge 2582, Brooksville. Survivors include three sons, Paul Jr., Palm Bay, Frank, Brooksville, and Joseph, Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Glenna Majors, Jacksonville; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Turner Funeral Home, Brooksville. KONST, ARNOLD J., 74, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (June 6, 1991) at HCA Oak Hill Hospital. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he came here three years ago from Streetsboro, Ohio. He was a retired custodian with the Orangeville Heights High School, Ohio, and a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include his wife, Francyl; four sons, Allen, Buffalo, N.Y., William, Cleveland, Richard, Hudson, and Robert, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; three daughters, Maxine Lewis, Columbus, Emma Stone, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Arliene Champ, Spring Hill; a brother, Harold, Lyndhurst, Ohio; two sisters, Eleanor Lutz and Grace, both of Mayfield Heights, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.

LASSITER, LAMAR EVERETT, 75, of Seminole, formerly of Inverness, died Thursday (June 6, 1991) at Humana Hospital St. Petersburg. Born in Lexington, Ky., he moved to Seminole three years ago from Inverness. He was a retired commercial property manager and a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; three sons, Robert, Fort Worth, Texas, James, Seminole, and Donald, Inverness; a daughter, Susan LeCount, Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Anita Frankenberg, Cincinnati; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

MADIGAN, RHODA C., 73, of Beverly Hills, died Thursday (June 6, 1991) at home. Born in Somerset, Mass., she came here 14 years ago from Farmington, Mich. She was a World War II Army veteran and a member and deaconess at the Beverly Hills Community Church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Betsy Ross Chapter, Buffalo, N.Y., the Citrus County Art League, and the Michigan Club, Beverly Hills. Survivors include her husband, Harvey C.; two daughters, Alison L. Drummond, Warminster, Pa., and Nancy A. Whitelaw, Golden Valley, Minn.; a sister, Helen L. Calder, Somerset, Mass.; and two grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

PETERS, PETRENA, 75, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of Homosassa, died Friday (June 7, 1991). Born in Italy, she moved to Tarpon Springs two years ago from Homosassa. She was a retired chef at the Paw Paw Tree Restaurant, New Port Richey, and a Baptist. Survivors include a son, Richard, Homosassa; a daughter, Joyce Haggerty, Homosassa; two brothers, Benjamin George, Newington, Conn., and Armand George, Portland, Conn.; three sisters, Jenny Kowalsky, New Port Richey, Lydia Ringgold, Largo, and Nicky Potenza, East Hartford, Conn.; and two grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

ROWBOTHAM, GENEVA "JEAN," 63, of Inverness, died Friday (June 7, 1991). She was born in Tennessee. Survivors include her husband, Edward A., Inverness; a son, Charles, Grand Haven, Mich.; two daughters, Marlene Melcher, California, and Roxane, Grand Haven; a brother, Henry Brown Jr., Grand Haven; two sisters, Janette Fenn and Anivill Nichols, both of Bear Lake, Mich. Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

TOMPKINS, DANIEL D. SR. "DICK," 53, of Royal Highlands, Brooksville, died Friday (June 7, 1991) at HCA Oak Hill Hospital. Born in Downsville, N.Y., he came here 18 years ago from Tarpon Springs. He was a retired truck driver with Florida Rock and Smirls Bakery and a Baptist. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca "Beckie;" two sons, Daniel Jr., Fort Drum, N.Y., and Donald, Brooksville; a daughter, Darlene Bess, Brooksville; his mother, Georgia, Brooksville; three brothers, Cleve, New Port Richey, Tom, Brooksville, and Symon, Homosassa; three sisters, Minnie Piggott, Brooksville, Violet Durshimer, Augusta, Ga., and Jeanette Rodgery, St. Louis, Mo.; and six grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

WALDINGER, EUGENE SR. "GENE," 68, of Spring Hill, died Friday (June 7, 1991) at home. Born in Hawthorne, N.J., he came here 10 years ago from New Jersey. He was a retired deputy sheriff in New Jersey, a Catholic, and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Marian, Spring Hill; a son, Eugene J. Jr., Spring Hill; a brother, George, Spring Hill; two sisters, Dorothy Theodore, Holiday, and Marie Schauble, West Paterson, N.J.; and three grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, Spring Hill.