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BLACK, JACK A., 65, of Hudson, died Monday (Oct. 27, 1997) at the Arbors of Bayonet Point. Born in Bartow County, Ga., he came here five years ago from Smyrna, Ga. He was a retired advertising salesman and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; a son, Jay, Hiram, Ga.; two stepsons, Thomas Rosseau and Scott Rosseau, both of Atlanta; two sisters; and one grandchild. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, New Port Richey.

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EHRSAM, ALEX R., 91, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Oct. 26, 1997) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Indiana, he came here 19 years ago from Jackson, Mich. He was a supervisor for the New York Central Railroad and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Marion; a stepdaughter, Pamela Towler, Michigan; two brothers, Roger, Port Richey, and Herbert, Joliet, Ill.; a sister, Elizabeth Barns, Illinois; and two grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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KING, WALTER A., 67, of Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 27, 1997) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. Born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., he came here two years ago from Brimfield, Mass. He was a retired boiler engineer for a hospital and was Protestant. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Theresa; two sons, Wayne, Chicopee, Mass., and Donald, Southwick, Mass.; three daughters, Donna Heck, Wales, Mass., Sheree Deauseault, Chicopee, and Rose Marie Cooney, Melbourne; two sisters, Beverly Hayes, West Seneca, N.Y., and Joan Welch, Austell, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.

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MAHON, LEORA E. "SALLY," 76, of Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 27, 1997) at home. Born in Adrian, Mich., she came here 20 years ago from Belmar, N.J. She was a retired cosmetologist and past president and treasurer of the Embassy Hills Civic Association and its Women's Club. She was a member of the Advisory Board of Regency Residents and the executive board of the Council of Neighborhood Associates and was past president/treasurer of the Suncoast Bingo Council. Survivors include two daughters, Diana Campau and Sharon Dorey, both of Saginaw, Mich.; a companion, Eric Crisson, Port Richey; four brothers, Ralph Sallows, Harold Sallows, Robert Sallows and Buster Sallows; three sisters, Nellie Solmonson, Helen Woodward and Annalou Lantz; a stepmother, Freida Sallows, Morenci, Mich.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.

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MERKEN, ANN V., 88, of Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 27, 1997) at National Health Care, Hudson. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she came here nine years ago from New York. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. Survivors include a son, Paul Feldman, Canton, Ohio; a daughter, Audrey Clyburn, Hudson; a brother, James Leaf, Tamarac; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson/Bayonet Point.

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NEUFFER, HAROLD "HAAS," 75, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Oct. 23, 1997) at home. He came here nine years ago from his native Buffalo, N.Y. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include two brothers, Howard, Ramona, Calif., and Wilbur C., New Port Richey; a sister, Eleanor, New Port Richey; two nieces; and one nephew. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

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NOTAFRANCESCO, MARY, 81, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Oct. 26, 1997) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here two years ago from Middletown, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Dominick; a son, Gus T., Port Richey; three daughters, Rose Palone and Marie Cappabianco, both of Brooklyn, and Donna Prince, Middletown; two sisters, Clara Caraza, Greensboro, N.C., and Rose Lewis, Brooklyn; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.

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OLSON, CARL W., 88, of Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 27, 1997) at home. Born in Philadelphia, he came here 25 years ago from Springfield, Pa. He was a retired wood pattern maker for Westinghouse Electric Corp., Lester, Pa., and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Hamilton-Keystone Lodge 271 F&AM and the Scottish Rite, both of Philadelphia, the Lulu Shrine Temple, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., and the High Twelve 411, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Ruth M.; a brother, Hilding, Philadelphia; and several nieces. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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QUECK, ELLA M., 93, of Holiday, died Monday (Oct. 27, 1997) at Hospice House of New Port Richey. Born in Germany, she came here 29 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was a life member of the Holiday Lakes Civic Association. Survivors include a sister in Germany. Padgett Funeral Home, Holiday.

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RANSONE, CHARLES A., 71, of Holiday, died Monday (Oct. 27, 1997) at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs. Born in Logan, W.Va., he came here 23 years ago from Arlington, Va. He was a retired clerical employee for the government and was Baptist. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a life member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 78, New Port Richey and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10167, Holiday, and a member of the Buena Vista Manor Civic Association. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Mae; two daughters, Lacy A. Gibson, Norfolk, Va., and Phoebe A. Ransone, Port Richey; two stepdaughters, Robin, Branson, Mo., and Glenna F. Crabtree, Dayton, Ohio; a stepson, Frank A. Welsh, Otter Creek; a sister, Marianne Grippi, Holiday; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.

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SCHWARZ, BEN, 82, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 28, 1997) at Columbia Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point. Born in Germany, he came here 18 years ago from Newark, Del. He was a quality controller for Chrysler Corp. Survivors include his wife, Gertrud. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.

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STOCKER, LAWRENCE D., 79, of Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 27, 1997) at Columbia New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Detroit, he came here 10 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was an electrician for the U.S. Postal Service and was Catholic. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a member of the National Association for Federal Employees. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two sons, Donald W., Kettering, Ohio, and Gerald A., Redford, Mich.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

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TRUDEAU, ARTHUR L. II, 74, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (Oct. 26, 1997) at home. Born in Bridgewater, Mass., he came here six years ago from Romeo, Mich. He was an operating engineer for Ford Motor Co. and a Christian. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines. Survivors include his wife, Margie; a son, Arthur "Art" III, Zephyrhills; three daughters, Gail DePietro, Michigan, Pattie Dell'e Monache, Michigan, and Chris MaComber, Lakeland; a brother, Dick, Michigan; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

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WAGONER, ISABELLA, 66, of Holiday, died Wednesday (Oct. 22, 1997) at Columbia New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Paterson N.J., she came here 20 years ago from Lake Hopatcong, N.J. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include a companion, Fred Kahrf, Holiday; five sons, George, Martin, Bruce, John and Patrick; a sister, Trina Garrity, Spring Hill; a brother, Charles Westra, Pennsylvania; and several grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

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WELK, JEAN J., 76, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 28, 1997) at Columbia New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Downers Grove, Ill., she came here eight years ago from Sun City, Ariz. She was a homemaker and was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, Edward J.; Rochester, Ill.; three daughters, Virginia L. Mahoney, Pembroke Pines, Denise J. Sherman, Arlington Heights, Ill., and Karla J. Dobbeck, Algonquin, Ill.; a sister, Marilyn Verna, Las Vegas; and five grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, New Port Richey.

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