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OBITUARIES

BOOTH, FREDERICK W., 83, of Hudson, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at home. Born in Northampton, Mass., he came here 37 years ago from South Hadley Falls, Mass., and was a retired supervisor for Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1747, Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Erline "Tiny"; two sons, Brent, New Port Richey, and David, Hudson; three daughters, Judy Marsee, Hudson, Joan Wirsching, Waltersboro, S.C., and Nancy Miller, Piedmont, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.

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BURNS, CATHERINE A., 82, of Hudson, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at home. Born in Mattoon, Ill., she came here 13 years ago from Peoria, Ill., and was a a retired office manager for Jones Motor Co. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Beacon Woods East Golf Club and the Teamsters Union. Survivors include a son, Patrick, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; two sisters, Dorothy Maddox, Brooksville, and Margaret Jeffords, Couderay, Wis.; and five grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.

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COMO, ANTHONY J., 51, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at North Bay Medical Center. He came here nine years ago from his native Boston and was a bellman for Innisbrook. He was a Catholic. Survivors include two sisters, Catherine Orben, Wakefield, Mass., and Rosalie Skillings, New Port Richey; and four nieces. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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EBERT, ANGELINE B., of Port Richey, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Arbors of Bayonet Point. Born in Jackson, Miss., she came here 23 years ago from Gary, Ind., and was a cashier. Survivors include her husband, Harold. Faupel Funeral Home Port Richey.

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FANTINE, STEPHEN E. "STEVE", 34, of Dade City, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at home. Born in Upper Darby, Pa., he came here seven years ago from Marlton, N.J., and was employed by Circle K., Dade City, and was a chef for Saddlebrook Resort. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his mother, Rita, Ridge Manor; four brothers, Joe, Jacksonville, Bob, Marlton, Rick, Dallas, and Chris, Ridge Manor West; a sister, Lorraine Mirra, New Port Richey; two nephews; and two nieces. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes, Brooksville.

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HADDIX, THOMAS L., 88, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Hospice House. Born in Jackson, Ky., he came here 14 years ago from Cincinnati and was a retired security guard for General Motors, Norwood, Ohio. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church, Holiday, Evanston-Eversull Lodge 695 F&AM, Northwood, Ohio, and the Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife, Katherine V.; two sons, Thomas, Arlington, Texas, and John, Goshen, Ohio; three daughters, Una Wirthlin and Virginia Lewis, both of Cincinnati, and Rita Spencer, Kettering, Ohio; a brother, Charles, Cincinnati; and a sister, Una Pittinger, Cincinnati; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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HARRIS, FREDA E., 46, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Columbia New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Columbus, Miss., she came here 22 years ago from Iuka, Miss., and was a registered nurse for Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She attended First Baptist Church. Survivors include her parents, Billy and Ruby Gurley, New Port Richey; two brothers, David Harris, New Port Richey, and William Gurley, Huntsville, Ala.; and a sister, Emily Green, Argentina. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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HATCHER, MARKS, 75, of Homosassa, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at home. Born in Cedar Key, he moved to Homosassa from New Port Richey where he was retired owner of Hatcher's Seafood. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Tommie, New Port Richey; two daughters, Dusky Gould, Palm Harbor, and Debbie Lee, Anchorage, Alaska; three brothers, Robert, Hudson, Porter, Pennsylvania, and Ray, Tampa; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

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LAUTENSCHLAGER, AUGUSTA, 96, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Columbia New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Petersburg, Ontario, she came here 11 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colo. She was a Lutheran. Survivors include a daughter, Rita McGregor; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn, New Port Richey.

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PRICE, MILLARD J., 78, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at North Bay Medical Center. Born in Susquehanna, Pa., he came here 10 years ago from Carbondale, Pa. where he was retired owner of Price Trucking Company and a driver for Jermyn Mill and Grain Company. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and its Men's Club and Grange Lodge 389, Gelatt, Pa. Survivors include his wife, Grace J.; a son, Marvin, Nicholson, Pa.; a stepson, Richard Curnow, Sagamore Hills, Ohio; five daughters, Pearl Urda, New Port Richey, Patricia Eldred, Equinink, Pa., Shirley Cherinschak, Waymart, Pa., Mildred Smith, Carbondale, and Bonnie Owens, Ashley, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Lynn Derkacs, Spring Hill; a brother, Richard, Thompson, Pa.; a sister, Wilda Jennings, Carbondale; 25 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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RUSKI, JENNIE, 86, of Port Richey, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at Heather Hills Nursing Home. Born in Nanticoke, Pa., she came here 28 years ago from Oxford Valley, Pa. She was a Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Eleanor Needham, Port Richey, and Helene Scaccetti, Trenton, N.J.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Faupel Funeral Home Port Richey.

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WEBB, GRANVILLE A., 80, of Holiday, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Columbia New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Elmhurst, Ill., he came here 19 years ago from Elgin, Ill., where he was retired from the Illinois Tool Workers Co. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and LaVilla Gardens Civic Association. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a sister, Esther Mainland, Falls Church, Va.; and one nephew. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

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