BLOW, WARREN J. "KEITH," 82, of Kalkaska, Mich., died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Ionia, Mich., he was a winter resident here from Michigan. He was a retired sheet metal builder for the Ford Motor Company with 47 years of service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was Christian. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion and Zion Lodge F&AM. Survivors include a sister, Ruth Blow, South Boardman, Mich.; several nephews including Leo Blow, Taylor, Mich.; and several nieces. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
BREE, CAROLYN E., 56, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2004) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1998 from Long Island, N.Y. She was a secretary for a company that helped troubled teens in New York. Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Williams, Belleair Beach, and Christeine Skrlin, Clearwater; a son, Michael, Long Island; a sister, Diane Lowman, Spring Hill; and five grandchildren. Florida Direct Cremation & Burial Society, St. Petersburg.
LEIN, MARY, 88, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in New York City, she came here nine years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include a son, Charles, New Port Richey; a daughter, Carol Rizzuto, Spring Hill; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
PRICE, ALICE H., 86, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) at Bray Brook Nursing Home in Hudson. She came here in 1984 from her native Brockton, Mass. She worked in research and development for the Department of Defense, Electronic System Division. She was an Army veteran of World War II. She was a member of AARP, National Association Retired Federal Employees, American Legion and a past commander, and member St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include her caregiver, Ann Gibson, Hudson. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
RAYMOND, STANLEY JR., 76, of Hudson, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) at the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in South Portland, Maine, he came here in 1972 from Freeport, Maine. He was a retired cement mixer driver employed by Florida Mining & Materials. and drove a cement mixer for Beter Mix for the past 15 years. He was a Navy veteran and Merchant Marine veteran. He served as a church board member, church greeter and choir member at Trinity Church of the Nazarene of Port Richey. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary (Umbro); four sons, Calvin Raymond, Joseph Gemme, Stanley Raymond III, and Mark Raymond; a daughter, Lisa Tulloch, Hudson; a sister, Emma Farris, Maine; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. I.C.S. Cremation Society Funeral Home, Harbour Heights, Fl.
RECKTENWALD, CATHERINE, 64, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at home. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, she came here 20 years ago from Flippin, Ark. and was a deli manager employed by Albertson's. She was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Don Moninger, New Port Richey, and Richard Paxson, Little Rock, Ark.; two daughters, Rita Blair, Oldsmar, and Deborah Brand, Lukenbach, Texas; three brothers, David Gifford, Nebraska, Gaylord and John Gifford, both of Marshalltown; two sisters, Darlene Gifford, Marshalltown, and Jean Gifford, Tulsa, Okla.; and 12 grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
SCARBOROUGH, EVA M., 83, of Dade City, died Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2004) at Heritage Park Care Center in Dade City. Born in Berrien County, Ga., she came here in 1947 from Ray City, Ga. She worked in the grading and sectionizing departments at Lykes-Pasco with 21 years of service. Survivors include a son, James L., Babson Park; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home, Dade City.
SMITH, DELVIN LINDSEY, 89, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) in the RMC Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson, S.C. He was born in Anderson. He retired from the Abney Mills with 50 years of service and was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Pine Lake Golf Club, Masonic Lodge and Northside Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, R. Lane, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Linda Bolding, New Port Richey; a brother, Joe P., Anderson, S.C.; two sisters, Dot Alverson, Pelzer, S.C., and Eva Nell Richey, Anderson, S.C.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, S.C.
SURNICKI, MARGARET R., 67, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) in New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 29 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a licensed practical nurse at the veterans hospital in Tampa. She was vice-president of the American Federation of Government Employees. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Surnicki, Port Richey; seven sons, Joseph Ryan, St. Petersburg, Dennis Surnicki, Shirley, N.Y., Norman, John, James and Peter Ryan, and Douglas Surnicki, all of New Port Richey; two brothers, James, Brentwood, N.Y., and Thomas, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Porkorny, New Port Richey; and 10 grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
TOMASKO, VINCENT GEORGE, 81, of Hudson, died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Portage, Pa., he came here 24 years ago from Farmington Hills, Mich. He was a driver/salesman for the Koepplinger Bakery and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Teamsters union in Detroit, VFW McKay Post New Port Richey, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. He was a past Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus 8155. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Isabel; a son, Timothy, Rochester Hills, Mich.; a daughter, Christine Purdy, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; three brothers, George Sasina, Holiday, Michael Sasina, Grove City, Ohio, and Andrew Sasina, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; three sisters, Mary Sankovich, Dallas, Dolores Omans, Madison Heights, Mich., and Teresa Harper, Detroit; and five granddaughters. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.