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BERGGREN, JEAN, 86, of Holiday, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) at HCA New Port Richey Hospital. She was born in Dundee, Scotland, and was a homemaker. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include a brother, Henery Foote, Scotland; and a sister, Elizabeth Hastie, Scotland. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday.

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COOPER, WAYNE, 53, of Hudson, died Wednesday (March 2, 1994) in Georgia. Born in St. Petersburg, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a carpenter, an Air Force veteran, and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Lou; two sons, Ron, Hudson, and Rick, Spring Hill; a daughter, Jody Waterson, Fayetteville, N.C.; his mother, Betty Cooper, Bayonet Point; two brothers, Tom, New Port Richey, and John, Kissimmee; a sister, Judi Phillips, Port Richey; and four grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.

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CRANDALL, MALCOLM D., 67, of Hudson, died Wednesday (March 2, 1994) at James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa. He came here 18 years ago from his native Olean, N.Y. He was a machinist, a Navy veteran, and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Betty E.; a son, Daniel Ray, New Port Richey; a daughter, Janet LaFredo, Hudson; a brother, Ronald, Olean; a sister, Carolyn Wightman, Palm Harbor; and three grandchildren. Grace Memorial Gardens, Hudson.

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DAVIS, SUSAN W., 81, of Holiday, died Wednesday (March 2, 1994) at home. Born in Wisconsin, she came here 26 years ago from Michigan. She was a former secretary for Eastman Kodak Co. and a secretary for A.G. Edwards, Holiday. She was a member of the Community Methodist Church, Holiday. Survivors include her husband, George. North/Meadowlawn, Holiday.

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FARMLETT, MARGARET, 95, of Port Richey, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at HCA New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 22 years ago from Freeport, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She was a member of the Gulf Highlands Civic Association and its Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Harry, Port Richey; and two sisters, Helen Sax, West Palm Beach, and Tessie Ross, Ocala. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.

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GANTZER, JOHN W., 45, of Port Richey, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at home. He came here 30 years ago from his native Aroma Park, Ill. He was a fisherman, an Army veteran, and a Methodist. Survivors include his mother, Ada E. Wigle, Port Richey; and several nieces and nephews. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, New Port Richey.

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GUNSEL, THEODORE G., 57, of Hudson, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at HCA Bayonet Point/Hudson Medical Center. Born in Queens, N.Y., he came here 21 years ago from Bellingham, Mass. He was a retired inspector for Pasco County Public Works Road and Bridge Construction and a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Mark T., St. Mary's, Ga.; two daughters, Kimberly A., Dunedin, and Linda, Spring Hill; his mother, Helen R., Commack, N.Y.; two brothers, Thomas, Huntington, N.Y., and William, Northport, N.Y.; two sisters, Helen Carbone, Syosset, N.Y., and Emily, Zephyrhills; and one grandson. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, New Port Richey.

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HANS, LOUISE, 77, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at HCA New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Newark, N.J., she came here 20 years ago from Albany, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Hubert J.; a son, Eddie Van Steenburg, Holmes Beach; a daughter, Rosetta Dolan, Albany, N.Y.; two brothers, Jimmie Cady and Eddie Cady, Delsmar, N.J.; and four sisters, Elvira Davis and Mazie Denney, both of New Port Richey, Jennie Woltolac, Albany, and Jeanette Martin, De Lancey, N.Y. North/Meadowlawn, Meadowlawn Chapel, New Port Richey.

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KING, MERNABEL, 72, of Holiday, died Wednesday (March 2, 1994) at Forest Glen Nursing Center. Born in Cook Township, Pa., she came here 25 years ago from Buffalo, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Beth Bumstead, Hudson; her father, George Neiderhiser, Ligonier, Pa.; a brother, Clyde Neiderhiser, Ligonier; and three grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, New Port Richey.

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KNOWLES, WILLIAM L., 74, of Hudson, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at Country Place of Clearwater. Born in Addison, N.Y., he came here 12 years ago from Bath, N.Y. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include four sisters, Esther Scanlon, Addison, N.Y., Louise Nix, Rochester, N.Y., Gladys Smith, Galeton, Pa., and Jenneith Rumsey, Bath; and several nieces and nephews. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday.

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LIDBOM, EDWARD B., 84, of Holiday, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at Central Gulfside Hospice. Born in Newark, Ohio, he came here 21 years ago from Newtown, Conn. He was a sales engineer for Habekost Engineering of Cheshire, Conn., and a member of the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Port Richey. He was a former Volunteer of the Year at HCA New Port Richey Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy S.; a son, the Rev. Roy A., New Port Richey; a daughter, Ruth Alonte, Holiday; and five grandchildren. Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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MACHTINGER, SAM, 80, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at Westchester Gardens, Clearwater. Born in Ohio, he came here 20 years ago from St. Louis. He was the owner/operator of Radonic's Electronic Supply, St. Louis. He was Jewish. He belonged to Benjamin Franklin Lodge 642 F&AM, St. Louis, the Scottish Rite Valley of St. Louis, and was a member and past commodore of the Boca Ciega Point Boating Club, St. Petersburg, the Stroke Club at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, and a volunteer at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his wife, Patricia A.; three daughters, Kaye Forman and Gail McCarthy, both of St. Louis, and Francine Whipple, Moraga, Calif.; a stepson, Michael Havlicek, Woodland Hills, Calif.; two sisters, Eve Blich, Chesterfield, Mo., and Pearl Morrison, El Paso, Texas; a half brother, Larry, Flossmoor, Ill.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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McCOURT, MARTHA A., 83, of Port Richey, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at Southern Pines Nursing Center. Born in Germany, she came here 13 years ago from Chicago. She was a homemaker and a member of St. James Apostle Catholic Church, Port Richey. She was a member of the National Association for Retired Federal Employees, Port Richey. Survivors include a brother, Henry Flair, Franklin Park, Ill.; two sisters, Harriet Thomas and Helen Busch, both of Port Richey; and several nieces and nephews. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

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PACHOVAS, THOMAS A., 75, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (March 2, 1994) at HCA New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Chicago Heights, Ill., he came here 20 years ago from Crown Point, Ind. He was a self-employed dry cleaning equipment distributor and a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Tarpon Springs. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Indiana, and AHEPA. Survivors include his wife, Despena; four sons, Andrew, Holiday, George, New Port Richey, Michael, Berkeley, Calif., and Gus, Boulder, Colo.; three daughters, Cynthia Rockwell, Fort Wayne, Ind., Kathy Price, Beaumont, Texas, and Marina Howard, Leesburg, Ga.; two sisters, Ida Martakis, Maryville, Ind., and Helen Koularos, Holiday; and 10 grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn, Tarpon Springs.

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SCHATZEL, LOUIS V., 91, of Ocala, formerly of New Port Richey, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at the Oakhurst Manor Nursing Center, Ocala. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Ocala eight months ago from New Port Richey. He was a retired New York City police officer. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Egypt Shrine Temple, both of Tampa, a past watchman of Shepherds of the White Shrine of Jerusalem Palm Shrine 25 and the Pearl of the West Lodge 146 F&AM, both of New Port Richey, and the West Pasco High Twelve Club. Survivors include a son, Louis V., Ocala; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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STRANSKY, ELIZABETH K., 74, of Port Richey, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at HCA Bayonet Point/Hudson Medical Center. She came here 21 years ago from her native Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, John; a son, Robert, Pinellas Park; a daughter, Madeline Pelkowski, Long Island; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.

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