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BECKMAN, DOROTHEA M., 78, of Hudson, died Sunday (March 23, 1997) at home. Born in Camden, N.J., she came here nine years ago from North Wildwood, N.J. She was an assembler for an electronics company in Pittman, N.J., and a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Wildwood, N.J. Survivors include her husband, Augustus R. Jr.; three sons, Charles Beckman, New Jersey, Earl Harbison, Mantua, N.J., and Robert Harbison, New Port Richey; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

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CLAIR, BARBARA E., 57, of Hudson, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at home. Born in Long Lake, N.Y., she came here one year ago from Cohoes, N.Y. She was Methodist and a member of the Eastern Star, Long Lake. She was a volunteer for the Long Lake Fire Department's Auxiliary and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, Long Lake and Florida. Survivors include her husband, Bruce; a son, Curtis, Troy, N.Y.; a daughter, Catrina, Hudson; two brothers, Edward Duane, Averill Park, N.Y., and Wilfred Duane, Hudson; and two sisters, Eldena Cusson, Long Lake, and Bertha Fay Morgan, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.

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GERMANO, ANTHONY THOMAS, 89, of Port Richey, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at National Health Care Center, Hudson. Born in Boston, he came here five years ago from New York. He was a retired advertising agency administrator. Survivors include a niece, Frances Lazzell, Port Richey; and several other nieces and nephews. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.

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MALTBY, LAVINA PIERSON, 89, of Eustis, formerly of Dade City, died Saturday (March 22, 1997). Born in Muskegon, Mich., she came here from Mishawaka, Ind. She was owner and operator of Maltby's Antiques and a member of First Methodist Church, Dade City, and the Home Demonstration Club. Survivors include two sons, Loren and Ray, and a daughter, Norma J. Godshalk, all of Eustis; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Orlando.

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McCLAIN, DONALD W., 75, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (March 22, 1997) at Columbia Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point. Born in Westwood, N.J., he came here 18 years ago from Pearl River, N.Y. He was a retired accountant for New York Life Insurance Co. and an Army veteran of World War II. He was past president and trustee of Elks Lodge 2284, New Port Richey, and past officer of the New York Good Fellowship Club.He also coached in the Holiday Little League. Survivors include a son, Donald Wakefield McClain, Spring Valley, Ohio; a daughter, Margaret McSchoelles, New Port Richey; and two grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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McGINLEY, MARY E., 82, of New Port Richey, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at Columbia New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Chesterfield, Va., she came here 20 years ago from Drayton Plains, Mich. She was a retired special education teacher and a Presbyterian. She was a member of the Mayflower and Michigan Teachers Association. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne McGinley, Hudson, and Margaret Willson, Clinton, N.Y.; four sisters, Ferne Joyce Boss, Howell, Mich., Hope McIntosh, Berkeley, Mich., Faith Taylor, Lakeland, and Winifred Phillips, Arcanum, Ohio; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, New Port Richey.

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PFLEGER, FRANKLIN V., 86, of Port Richey, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at Columbia Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point. Born in Union City, N.J., he came here 24 years ago from Paramus, N.J. He was a bus operator for New Jersey Transit Corp., Maplewood, N.J., and a member of First Presbyterian of USA Church, Port Richey. He was a president of the Bergen Division of the Federal Credit Union and a captain and charter member of the River Vale Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; three sons, Frank, Monroe, N.Y., Donald, Tarpon Springs, and David, New Port Richey; a daughter, Evelyn Kowalak, Melbourne; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

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SHAVER, GERTRUDE EDNA, 81, of New Port Richey, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at Park Lake Village, New Port Richey. Born in Chicago, she came here 11 years ago from Lakeland. She was a secretary for Swift Meat Packing Co., Chicago, and was Methodist. Survivors include a brother, J. Dan Shaver, Tarpon Springs. North Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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SMITH, ROBERT I., 75, of Holiday, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. Born in Everett, Mass., he came here 14 years ago from Leicester, Mass. He was a retired development engineer for Reed Plastics Corp. He was Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Dwane, Southbridge, Mass., Robert, Nashua, N.H., and Dan, Louisville, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Arlington Funeral Home, Port Richey.

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ST. ONGE, RAYMOND J., 67, of New Port Richey, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at Columbia Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point. Born in Central Falls, R.I., he came here seven years ago from Pawtucket, R.I. He was a retired self-employed sign painter, an Army veteran and a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Marc, Palm Harbor; a sister, Lena Breault, Kissimmee; and two grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, New Port Richey.

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TOPE, RICHARD O., 78, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (March 23, 1997) at North Bay Medical Center. Born in Ludington, Mich., he came here 21 years ago from Garden City, Mich. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a retired research and development technician for Huck Aerospace Manufacturing, and a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. He was a member of the Country Club Estates Civic Association. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Richard, Sterling Heights, Mich., and Alan, Holly Springs, N.C.; a daughter, Barbara Mathews, Woodhaven, Mich.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.

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