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Published Aug. 31, 2005

Tarpon Springs

COOK, MERVIN DEAN, 64, of New Port Richey, formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (March 4, 2003) at home. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and came here 23 years ago from Tarpon Springs. He was a groundman for American Utilities, New Port Richey, and was Methodist. Survivors include four brothers, Harley and Kenneth, both of New Port Richey, Steve, Tarpon Springs, and Dale, Crossville, Tenn.; three sisters, Susie Perry and Nancy and Janet Cook, all of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.


COSTER, HAZEL S., 90, of Dunedin, died Friday (March 7, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Westfield, N.J., and came here in 1982 from Lakewood, N.J. She was a homemaker and was a member of Union Street United Methodist Church, Clearwater and Bay Bouquet Garden Club, Dunedin. Survivors include three daughters, Sally Kolster, Clearwater, Patricia Gherman, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Linda Bradway, Branchburg, N.J.; a son, Stephen Hammett, Chino Valley, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.