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Published Sep. 10, 2005

ARBER, WILLIAM ADOLPH, 84, of Inverness, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he came here in 1983 from Depew, N.Y. He was a retired welder employed by Trico Products in Buffalo with over 35 years of service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and member of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. His memberships included the Elks Lodge 2252 of Hernando; Eugene Quinn VFW Post 4337, Eagles Aerie 3992 and American Legion Post 77, all of Inverness; past commander of the VFW 463, past president Eagles Aerie 2692, Elks Lodge, American Legion and exempt member of the Depew Fire Department, all of Depew. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marjorie (Landroche); a son, William Richard, Buffalo; two daughters, Diane Chiari, Depew, and Suzanne Peterson, Albany, N.Y.; two brothers, Norbert and Gordon, and a sister, Bernice Daly, all of Buffalo; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.

BOCK, ROBERT W., 64, of Spring Hill, Hernando County, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at home under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he came here eight years ago from Charleston, S.C. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; a son, Kevin R., Wildwood, Mo.; a daughter, Karen Chandler, Bellevue, Neb.; his mother, Jessie Bock, Spring Hill; three sisters, Valerie J. Smith and Wendy Brueningsen, both of Spring Hill, and Diane Hensley, Jacksonville, N.C.; and five grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

CARNEY, MARY TERESA, 82, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) in Inverness. She came here in 1979 from her native Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a retired telephone service supervisor and member of the Telephone Pioneers of Beverly Hills. She was a member of the Monday Morning Bowlers at Beverly Hills Lanes and member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jo Carpenter, Beverly Hills, and Carol Ann Daly, Portland, Ore.; two sons, Joseph Michael, Lecanto, and William F., Staten Island, N.Y.; two brothers, Edward Watt, Brooklyn, and John Watt, Spring Hill; three sisters, Joan O'Connor, Northport, N.Y., Ann Mannix, Rhinebeck, N.Y., and Florence Beck, Brooklyn; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.

CORKERY, HELEN A., 74, of Homosassa Springs, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) in Homosassa Springs. Born in Owensboro, Ky., she came here this year from Chiefland and was a retired school dietitian employed by the Pinellas County School System. She was Southern Baptist. Survivors include four sons, Carl F., Tomball, Texas, David J. Wedding, St. Petersburg, Jerry B. Wedding, Homosassa Springs, and Edward A. Lewenetz, Florida; a sister, Betty C. Almendariz, Zephyrhills; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.

ELFLEIN, JACK, 75, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) in Crystal River. Born in Mineola, N.Y., he came here two years ago from Bellmore and Massapequa, N.Y. and was a retired construction steelworker. He was Methodist. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, served on the destroyer escort USS Hissem and was a member of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association. Survivors include his wife, Alice; a daughter, Lynn McGuinness, Citrus Springs; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.

GIGANTE, ANTHONY, 96, of Lake Butler, formerly of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) in Lake Butler. Born in Italy, he came to Beverly Hills 30 years ago from Forest Park, Ga. He was a retired civil service worker with the federal government. He was a member of the Sportsman Club. He was a member and an usher at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Honour, Lake Butler; two grandsons, Tom Honour, Keystone Heights, and Tony Honour, Raiford; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.

KENT, LUCIENNE JULIETTE, 93, of Spring Hill, Hernando County, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Brooksville Healthcare Center. Born in Choqueuse les Benards, Oise, France, she came here 43 years ago from Argenteuil, France. She was a metal fabrication factory worker. Survivors include two daughters, Suzanne Littell, Spring Hill, and Huguette Lee, Washingtonville, N.Y.; two brothers, Robert and Fernand Ducrocq, and a sister, Simone Portz, all of France; and five grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.

KORTE, ANN J., 83, of Crystal River, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. Born in Rochester, N.Y., she came here 22 years ago from North Miami Beach. She was a homemaker and member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church of Lecanto. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Tallahassee, and Kenneth, Cyrstal River; three daughters, Charlene Robert and Carole McDermott, both of Crystal River, and Donna Richardson, Margate; a sister, Rose Roberson, Chattanooga, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.

SPECK, DELMAR WILLIAM, 77, of Inverness, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Citrus Health & Rehabilitation Center in Inverness. Born in Jennings County, Ind., he came here in 1991 from Pinellas Park where he had resided for 35 years. He was a construction framing carpenter and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Clara; three daughters, Peggy Speck, Inverness, Joan Bennett, St. Petersburg, and Deanna Burkett, South Carolina; three sons, Richard, Pinellas Park, Dennis, Texas, and Larry, Fort Myers; a sister, Audrey Colvin, Indiana; and six grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

STENSTROM, JOE V., 65, of Brooksville, formerly of Thonotosassa, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Sanford, he came here 17 years ago from Tampa. He was a small business entrepreneur, a Navy veteran and a foster parent in Hernando County. He was United Methodist. Survivors include two sons, Iver, Brooksville, and Stanley, Spring Hill; a sister, Ina Powell, Valrico; and three grandsons. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.

SWINDELL, BARBARA JEAN, 69, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) in Brooksville. Born in Depew, Okla., she came here five years ago from Shawnee, Okla. and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Heim, Brooksville; and two sons, Ronnie Gaines and Clark Gaines. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.

WILLS, GLADYS LUCILLE, 83, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Brooksville Healthcare Center. Born in Madison, she came here 27 years ago from Orlando and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, John C.; two daughters, Vickie L. Wills and Judith K. Giusti, both of Orlando; two brothers, Colin Newsome, Lakeland, and Ray Newsome, Oklahoma City; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.