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OBITUARIES

Published Sep. 29, 2005

ALLEGRETTI, THERESA NUNZIATO, 92, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Aug. 10, 1999) at Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Spring Hill. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., she came here two years ago from Evanston, Ill., and was a retired carpet setter for Carpet Factory. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Women's Senior Citizens Club, Levy Center for Senior Citizens, Crown Center for Senior Citizens and South Evanston Senior Citizens, all of Evanston. Survivors include two daughters, Marguerite Martin, Spring Hill, and Rose Mack, Morganville, N.J.; a brother, Henery Nunziato, Johnstown, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Robert and Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill.

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BURNHAM, WILLIAM H. JR., 80, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Aug. 9, 1999) at Brooksville Health Care Center. Born in Nyack, N.Y., he came here 13 years ago from Joppa, Md. He was a literary salesman and a Merchant Marine veteran. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, William C., Baltimore; a daughter, Elaine Shaw, West Nyack, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.

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GARDNER, GEORGE J., 83, of Brooksville, died Monday (Aug. 9, 1999) at home. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he came here 32 years ago from Fairview, Pa. He was an automotive engineer and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, James, Girard, Pa.; a daughter, Peggy Baran, Spring Branch, Texas; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

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KNOX, WOODROW W., 86, of Crystal River, died Sunday (Aug. 8, 1999) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., he came here 17 years ago from Columbus, Ohio. He was a retired county engineer from Franklin County, Ohio, an Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of a Purple Heart. He was Methodist. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean; a daughter, Kimberly Mullis, Beverly Hills; three sons, Woodrow, Pittsburgh, Kevin, Houston, and Kirk, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; four sisters, Georgia Chiffin, San Francisco, Norma Brandon, Audubon, Pa., Eileen, Palm Harbor, and Ellen Andre, California City, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.

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MILLER, JAMES WILSON, 77, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 1999) at Hospice House in Brooksville. Born in Gaston, Ind., he came here 15 years ago from North Webster, Ind. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Brooksville, Moose Lodge 2112 of Inverness, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Elks Lodge 2582, both in Brooksville, and American Legion Post 253, North Webster. Survivors include his wife, Roberta; two sons, Stephen, St. Petersburg, and Gary, Ontario; a sister, Mary Renfroe, Muncie, Ind.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Brooksville.

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PECHIE, TREVOR M., 31, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Homosassa, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 1999) at his mother's home in Homosassa. Born in Webster, Mass., he came here in 1992 from Homosassa. He worked for several departments with the city of Treasure Island, including the landscaping and sanitation departments. He was Catholic. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Dianne and Dennis Fernandes, Homosassa; his father and stepmother, Michael and Anne Pechie, Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Todd R. and Michael Faria, both of St. Petersburg; a sister, Traci Zarbo, Beverly Hills, Fla.; his maternal grandparents, Henri and Aline Nerron, Homosassa; his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Theresa Pechie, Putnam, Conn.; two nephews; and three nieces. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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POLMEN, HELEN RUMATZ, 89, of Inverness, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 1999) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Chicago, she came here 14 years ago from Berwyn, Ill. She was a retired secretary. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include two nieces, Terry Mattingly, Toledo, Ohio, and Cindy Timmers, Columbia, S.C. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

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SCHMIDT, DOROTHY, 85, of Lecanto, died Sunday (Aug. 8, 1999). Born in Lagrange, Ill., she came here five years ago from Lindenhurst, Ill. Survivors include her husband, Arthur C.; two sons, Dennis, New York City, and Jerry, Vancouver, British Columbia; four grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Wilder Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa.

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TENNIES, EDITH, 80, of Lecanto, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 1999). Born in Norway, she came here 20 years ago from Southfield, Mich., and was a retired waitress. She was Lutheran. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Crystal River. Survivors include a son, Fred Meinecker, Howell, Mich.; a daughter, Barbara Morgan, Lecanto; a brother, Frank Hansen, Crystal River; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Wilder Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa.

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ZACHARIAS, PAULA, 73, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Aug. 9, 1999) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. She came here 25 years ago from her native Pittsburgh and was a homemaker. She was a Christian. Survivors include her husband, Charles; two daughters, Nadine Masterller, Fleetwood, Pa., and Diana Brown, Mertztown, Pa.; and a sister, Bernice Shalonis, Spring Hill. Robert and Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill.