BLACK, LAWRENCE A., 90, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 22, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in Saltsburg, Pa., he came here 24 years ago from Greensburg, Pa. He was a retired diesel mechanic in the trucking industry and a member of the Teamsters. He was a Marine corps veteran of World War II and member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Masonic Lodge 750 and Scottish Rite Valley of Coudersport, Pa. He was a member of Ashbury United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; three daughters, Barbara Noonan, Centerville, Utah, Nora McDonald, Ligonier, Pa., and Jeanette Wolfe, Latrobe, Pa.; a sister, Katherine Hanst, Sarasota; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Arlington Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
HOPKINS, LLOYD BURTON, 80, of Dade City, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 23, 2002) in Dade City. Born in Fremont, Mich., he came here from St. Petersburg, where he lived for 25 years. He was a home construction carpenter, an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 48 and Moose Lodge 397, both of Dade City. Survivors include his son, Larry, Plant City; a daughter, Mae Worley, Zephyrhills; a sister, Vivian Cutler, Indian Lake, Mich.; a brother, Cliff, Belding, Mich; a grandson and a granddaughter. Oakley Funeral Home, Dade City.
KWIATKOWSKI, MARION A., 86, of Port Richey, died Thursday (July 25, 2002) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. She came here 26 years ago from her native Chicago. She was a clerk for the government and member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was a member of the Polish Legion American Veterans and Polish American Social Club, both of New Port Richey. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include her cousin, Mary Ann Pozen, Lansing, Ill. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
LUTHER, FRANK T., 78, of Holiday, died Friday (July 26, 2002) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. Born in New York City, he came here in 1972 from Speculator, N.Y. He was a retired quality control supervisor and an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. There are no known immediate survivors. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
McILWRAITH, MILDRED A., 95, of Port Richey, died Thursday (July 25, 2002) at Forest Glen Lodge, New Port Richey. She came here 20 years ago from her native Chicago. Survivors include her niece, Audrey Mielke, Port Richey. Arlington Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
MEGLIO, ELEANOR M., 73, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (July 25, 2002) at home. Born in Claremont, N.H., she moved to Gulf Breeze in 1973, then moved to New Port Richey in 1995. She was a jewelry model. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Angelo; a daughter, Jessica Gamewell, Panama City; three sons, Stephen, Cranston, R.I., Leonard, New Port Richey, and James Meglio, South Attleboro, Mass.; four granddaughters; and two great-grandson. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
MORE, GLADYS ANN, 63, of Dade City, died Thursday (July 25, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Dade City. She was born in Muncie, Ind. She was an insurance company manager and a member of the First Baptist Church of Zephyrhills. Survivors include her husband, Robert E.; two sons, Greg Grimes, Miami, and Jimmy Grimes, Tampa; a daughter, Theresa O'Neal, Yorktown, Ind.; two stepsons, Blake and Brian More, both of Tampa; and five grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
MORGAN, CAROLYN W., 69, of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday (July 24, 2002) at home. Born in Long Island, N.Y., she came here 25 years ago from New Castle, Del. She was Catholic. Survivors include her son, Alfred, Zephyrhills; two daughters, Arlene Eager, Zephyrhills, and Sharon Pennington, Seffner; a sister, Alice Waksmunski, Bethesda, Md; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
SHANNON, EDNA I., 69, of Wesley Chapel, died Thursday (July 25, 2002) at home. She came here in 1970 from her native Rochester, N.Y. and was a homemaker. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include her husband, James E.; four sons, Edison G., Robert A. and Kevin A. Ziegler, and Michael Humphries; three daughters, Kathy I. Lochner, Patricia A. Parker and Michele E. Webb; three brothers, Daniel, Michael and Chuck Bauer; many nieces and nephews; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home, Richey Chapel, Zephyrhills.
VAN GALDER, ROBERT R. "BOB," 69, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (July 24, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Southport, N.Y., he came here as a winter resident 16 years ago, moving permanently in 2000. He was a building superintendent for the Odessa (N.Y.) School District and was past president of the Civil Service Employees Association of the Odessa District. He was a veteran of the Navy and Air Force, and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a Boy Scout leader, and a member of the Odessa Baptist Church in New York. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Gloria M.; four sons, Robert M., Alpine, N.Y., Ron E., Port Richey, Richard K., Atlanta, and Randall E., Queen Creek, Ariz.; two daughters, Cathy L. Poethke, Flower Mound, Texas, and Cindy M. Malley, New Port Richey; his mother, Eileen Stimmerman, New Port Richey; three brothers, Richard, Amarillo, Texas, Rodney, Elmira, N.Y., and Daniel, Sedalia, Mo.; two sisters, Ruth Enderle, Tioga, Pa., and Marge Lapp, Okeechobee; 18 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.