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ACQUARO, NELLIE, 83, of Holiday, died Wednesday (March 14, 2001) at Richey Manor Nursing Home. Born in Erie, Pa., she came here 19 years ago from Merrillville, Ind. She was a personnel manager for Goldblatts Brothers Department Stores, Chicago. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Lu, Holiday; a brother, Anthony Phillips, San Francisco; and three sisters, Anita Riazzi and Geri Kaufman, both of Erie, Pa., and Olga Bilotti, Palm Harbor. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.

ARNOLD, HAROLD B., 83, of Lutz, died Monday (March 12, 2001) at home. Born in Morristown, Ind., he moved to Florida 26 years ago from Indiana. He was a machinist for General Motors Corp. and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Gwynneville Christian Church in Indiana. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; two daughters, Jill Knitl and Jody Pankey, both of Lutz; and four grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz/Land O'Lakes Chapel.

BADGLEY, GENEVA "ELAINE," 50, of Zephyrhills, died Monday (March 12, 2001) at East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills. She was a lifelong resident of Zephyrhills. She was employed at University Village Nursing Home and a member of Crystal Springs First Assembly of God Church. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Kay Stanton, Thonotosassa, and Mary E. Stanton, Zephyrhills; her mother, Geneva Kearse, Zephyrhills; two brothers, Larry Kearse, Zephyrhills, and Casey Kearse, Inverness; and two grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

BLANK, ANN MARIE, 91, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (March 14, 2001) at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center, Hudson. Born in Germany, he came here 38 years ago from Albertson, N.Y., and was a cook for Great Neck Delicatessen. He was Lutheran. Survivors include four daughters, Loretta Reed, Great Neck, N.Y., Dorothy J. Tauss, Port Washington, N.Y., Anita Michalak, Hicksville, N.Y., and Marilyn Klement, New Port Richey; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

BRANHAM, LORA, 96, of Crossville, Tenn., formerly of New Port Richey, died Saturday (March 10, 2001) at Crossville Memorial Hospital in Tennessee. Born in Williamsburg, Ky., she came here 36 years ago from Detroit. She was a homemaker and member First Baptist Church of Elfers. Survivors include two sons, James, Lecanto, and Jerry, Fairfield Glades, Tenn.; a brother, Kerns Meadors, Williamsburg, Ky.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.

CILLIS, JEAN A., 81, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (March 13, 2001) at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Born in New York City, she came here from Corona, N.Y. She retired from the New York Telephone Co., was a member of the Italian American Club and the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Daniel, New Port Richey; a daughter, Rosemarie Liberta, Poughkeepsie; a brother, William Palumbo, Sarasota; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.

DeMOTT, ERNESTINE, 86, of Odessa, formerly of Holiday, died Saturday (March 10, 2001) at University Community Hospital in Carrollwood. Born in Hinesville, Ga., she came here in 1974 from Miami. She was a retired cashier for American Bankers in Miami and member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a son, George DeMott III, Miami; two daughters, Janet Bush, Rockledge and Joan Valdes, Odessa; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Tarpon Springs.

GARDINER, LUCILE B., 90, of Holiday, died Wednesday (March 14, 2001) at Forest Glen Lodge, New Port Richey. Born in Edmeston, N.Y., she came here 24 years ago from Albany, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star, Waterville, N.Y. She was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Ronald C., Holiday, and Donald K., Alexandria, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

GOLEM, MARY E., 88, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (March 13, 2001) at Bear Creek Nursing Home in Hudson. Born in Palmford, Conn., she came here 26 years ago from Oxford, Mass. She was a retired welfare director for the state of Massachusetts. She was Catholic. Survivors include a cousin, Charles Whitten, Port Richey. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

LOUGHERY, ELSIE LILLIAN, 83, of Holiday, formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Wednesday (March 14, 2001) at home. Born in Tampa, she came here 27 years ago from Tarpon Springs. She was a dietitian at Anclote Manor and member First Baptist Church of Tarpon Springs. Survivors include her husband, Edward A.; a son, Gordon J. Pfeiffer, Ocean City, N.J.; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.

McNAMARA, PENNY, 45, of Holiday, died Wednesday (March 14, 2001) at Hospice of Pasco, New Port Richey. Born in Farmington, Mich., she moved here five years ago from Springfield, Mass. She retired after 10 years as a mental health worker with Munson State Rehabilitation Center in Massachusetts. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Michael; two daughters, Michelle Pappallo, East Longmeadow, Mass., and Carie McNamara, Holiday; her mother, Ruth Trudeau, Chicopee, Mass., two brothers, Clyde Bradley, Barton, Vt., and Michael Bradley, Chicopee; three sisters, Denise Martin and Tammy Enman, both of Ludlow, Mass., and Cheri Reese, Chicopee; numerous nephews and nieces; and two grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.

MULLEN, CHARLES EDGAR, 81, of Port Richey, died Thursday (March 15, 2001) at home. Born in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., he came here 11 years ago from Fishkill, N.Y. He was retired landscaper for Mullens Farms, and was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean war. Survivors include his wife, MaryLee; three sons, Michael Reed, Cornwall, N.Y., Phillip C., Wallkill, N.Y., and William David, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; three daughters, Melissa Ann Price, Newbury, Mass., Jennie Lynn Mullen, Port Richey, and Marie Raws, Melburn, Pa.; three brothers, Howard P., Florida, Wilfred, Kenton, Pa., and Paul, Brazil; two sisters, Ester Pierce, Yorktown Heights, and Lillian Mullen, New York; and eight grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.

OLD, GEORGE "BILL" YOUNG III, 77, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (March 14, 2001) at home. Born in Fredericksburg, Va., he came here 21 years ago from Manhasset Hills, N.Y. He was owner and operator of Old Brothers Church Maintenance Co., Brooklyn. He retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel, serving in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a member of the Upper Suncoast Chapter of Retired Officers Association, and was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty; two daughters, Georgiann E. Powers, Port St. Lucie, and Laurie J. Colligan, East Northport, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

PEREZ, RAY, 45, of Zephyrhills, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (March 13, 2001). He worked for UPS, he was a member of Teamsters Union No. 79 and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Sherri Lynn; two daughters, Erica Rae and Brandi Lynn Perez; his mother, Margaret Perez; and two sisters, Maggie Kyle and Brenda Morgado. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

STRUVE, ELIZABETH, 91, of Clearwater, formerly of Holiday, died Monday (March 12, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came to Holiday in 1973 from her native Wartenburg, Germany, and in 1991 moved to Clearwater. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Gabriele Struve, Clearwater; a son, Horst, Tampa; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

TASCHLER, PEARL EVANGELINE, 90, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (March 14, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Minneapolis, she moved here 29 years ago from Chicago. She was a clerical worker for R.H. Donnelly and Co. She was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church and the Shut-In Group. Survivors include a daughter, Christine P. Duffy, Port Richey; one grandchild; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.

WARNER, MICHAEL G., 42, of New Port Richey, died Monday (March 12, 2001) at home. Born in Apalachin, N.Y., he moved here seven years ago from Cameron, N.Y. He was a fiberoptics computer draftsman for Corning. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Ann E. and Kenneth Bushnell, Holiday; a brother, Richard Warner, Cameron, and a sister, Betty Palka, Chester, Conn. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.

ZBIKOWSKI, LORRAINE T., 74, of Hudson, died Sunday (March 11, 2001) at home. Born in Garden, Mass., she came here 17 years ago from Enfield, Conn. She was the former manager of Shadow Wood Village in Hudson and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Walter; two sons, Walter J., Somers, Conn., and John Paul, Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters, Dorothy Ann Liptak, New Port Richey, and Susan Irene Raynor, Agawam, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grndchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.

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