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BAFARO, FRANK J., 83, of Homosassa, died Friday (March 7, 2003) in St. Petersburg. Born in Chicago, he came 20 years ago from Oak Brook, Ill. He was a retired civil engineer for Consoertowsend and Associates and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River. He was an Army veteran of World War II in the European, African and Middle Eastern theaters. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart with six battle stars. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans 139. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, both of Illinois. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Ruth Ermine Buch Straumann Bafaro; a daughter, Christine DeTomasi; a son, John, Summerfield; a niece; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

BERANEK, WILLIAM F.J., 87, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (March 6, 2003) at home. Born in New York, he came here in 1979 from Mount Laurel, N.J. He was a retired exporter with FMC Corp. with 20 years of service. He was a Coast Guard and Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. He volunteered at Spring Hill Regional Healthcare and was Presbyterian. Survivors include his son, David, Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Ellen Beranek, Siena, Italy; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

CWIKLINSKI, CHARLENE K., 62, of Citrus Springs, died Saturday (March 8, 2003) in Citrus Springs. She came here in 1987 from her native Kittery, Maine. She was a human resource officer for Gulf to Lakes Accounting, Black Diamond, and was a Navy veteran. She was a member of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church of Citrus Springs. Survivors include her husband, Charles F.; a son, Christopher J., Suffolk, Va.; a daughter, Christine M. McKenna, Dover, N.H.; her stepmother, Varian Leland, Greensboro, N.C.; three brothers, Vaughn and Charles Leland, both of Greensboro, and Douglas Leland, Illinois; two sisters, Sandra Leland, Greensboro, and Debra Klowoski, St. Charles, Mich., and five grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.

DE GULIAM, VIOLET, 78, of Hudson, formerly of Floral City, died Friday (March 7, 2003) in Hudson. Born in North Arlington, N.J., she moved to Hudson in 2002 from Floral City, where she lived since 1974. She was a retired telephone operator. Survivors include three sons, Ronald, St. Petersburg, Daniel, Willow Springs, N.C., and Dean, Floral City; a daughter, Bonnie Fisher, St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.

FOREMAN, ROSE ELLEN FAYE, 76, of Crystal River, died Saturday (March 9, 2003) at Cypress Cove Care Center, Crystal River. Born in St. Joseph, Mo., she was a longtime resident of Crystal River. She was a member of the Ozello Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Robert E.; a daughter, LeeAnn Yeager; four sisters, Mildred N. Bartch, Billie Ann Hamm, and Carolyn Sue Guinn, all of St. Joseph, and Dorris Warren, Albany, Mo.; four brothers, James L. McDowell, Union Star, Mo., Harold D. McDowell, Kansas City, Kan., Raymond L. McDowell, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ivan E. McDowell, Blair, Neb.; and a granddaughter. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

FRYE, JAMES A. "JIM," 69, of Brooksville, died Saturday (March 8, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Dehue, W.Va., he came here 43 years ago. He worked in the coal mines of West Virginia and retired from Florida Crush Stone. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Brooksville VFW. Survivors include a son, Gary, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three daughters, Brenda "Denny" Frye, McEwen, Tenn., Jennifer "J.J." Frye and Sonya Burns, both of Brooksville; a brother, Basil Frye, Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Myrtle Harville, Tampa, and Doris Mitchell, West Virginia; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.

HAHN, HELEN J., 97, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (March 9, 2003) at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center, Spring Hill. Born in New Haven, Conn., she came to this area in 1987 from Carver, Mass. She was Lutheran. Survivors include three sons, Richard Webster, Seattle, David A. Webster, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Alden Webster, Lexington, Mass.; a daughter, Dr. Priscilla Ramsey, Johnson City, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.

MILFORD, ALMA V., 93, of Citrus Springs, died Monday (March 10, 2003) in Lecanto. Born in Mildred, Kan., she came here in 1984 from Bartlesville, Okla. She was a member of Community Congregational Christian Church, Citrus Springs. Survivors include three nieces, Earnestine V. McKinley and Margaret Johnson, both of Citrus Springs, and Evelyn Hess, Tucson, Ariz.; and a nephew, Herbert Cook, Silver Spring, Md. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.

OSTWALT, BETTY LOUISE, 79, of Inverness, died Sunday (March 9, 2003) at home under the care of her daughter and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Duncannon, Pa., she came here in 1999 from Carrollton, Ky. She worked for the Navy Depot in Harrisburg, Pa., during World War II and retired as a restaurant manager after 40 years in the Cincinnati area. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and was a member of St. Andrew's Altar Society. Survivors include two daughters, Sherene Crockett, Amelia Island, and Sonja Smith, Shermans Grove, Pa.; a sister, Maxine Souder, Shermans Dale, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.

RHOADS, EDWARD, 73, of Homosassa, died Tuesday (March 4, 2003) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Montgomery County, Pa., he came here in 2001 from Lincoln, Maine. He was a retired truck driver and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his son, Craig E., Souderton, Pa.; and seven grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

SGOUROS, VIRGINIA, 77, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (March 9, 2003) in Inverness. Born in Blacksburg, Va., she came here recently from Roanoke, Va. She was a homemaker and Baptist. Survivors include her husband, George T.; two sons, Ted, Beverly Hills, and George Andrew, Roanoke; two brothers, Andrew Atkins, Roanoke, and Richard, Elliston, Va.; a sister, Hazel Alls, Roanoke; and a grandchild. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.

SHUE, LEONARD, 86, of Brooksville, died Monday (March 10, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Sidney, Ohio, he came here 22 years ago from Pinellas Park. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Brooksville Moose. Survivors include his sister, Inies Swezene Jaynes, Garden City, Mich. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

SMITH, ELIZABETH C., 84, of Hernando, died Sunday (March 9, 2003) in Lecanto. Born in Pitts, Ga., she came here in 1978 from Fort Pierce and was a grocery cashier. She was Methodist. Survivors include a sister, Sarah Margaret Hohensee, Hernando; a brother, George W. Clark, Fort Pierce; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.

TINNEN, DONNA LEE, 51, of Spring Hill, formerly of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (March 9, 2003) at home. Born in Kearny, N.J., she came here two years ago from Zephyrhills. She was an emergency room nurse for Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill, Regional Medical Center, Bayonet Point, and East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. She was Catholic. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Marie Becknell, New Port Richey; a son, Jason Valdez, Tampa; her parents, William and Elizabeth Bowman, Spring Hill; a sister, Elizabeth Valdez, Lake Butler; two brothers, Raymond Bowman, Spring Hill, and William Bowman Jr., Houston; and two grandsons. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.

VELEZ, ANGELA, 92, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (March 9, 2003) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. She was born in Lares, Puerto Rico, and was employed as a dietitian at New York University Hospital, Manhattan, N.Y. She attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Survivors include her sister, Connie Velez, Spring Hill; and four nephews. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.

WORKMAN, ANNIE E., 85, of Brooksville, died Monday (March 10, 2003) at Heartland of Brooksville. Born in Giles County, Tenn., she came here 29 years ago from Taylor, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of God, Dade City. Survivors include her son, William, Taylor, Mich.; two daughters, Mary J. Garner and Barbara Neubaum, both of Brooksville; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.

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