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OBITUARIES

BUTLER, TERESSA E., 84, of Hudson, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice on Chatham in Brooksville. Born in Baldwin, N.Y., she came here nine years ago. She was a member of Holy Cross Church and its Jolly Friends group. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Colombo, Spring Hill; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel, Spring Hill.

CHRISTOPHER, DESPINA, 84, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in New York City, she came here two years ago from Union, N.J. She was Greek Orthodox. Survivors include two daughters, Penelope Christodoulou, Port Richey, and Theavronia Kyritsis, Basking Ridge, N.J.; a sister, Anastasia Karakitsos, Port Richey; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

CLAMP, PATRICIA A., 60, of Port Richey, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at home. Born in New York City, she came here 20 years ago from Valley Stream, N.Y., and was a hospital pharmacist. She was a nun of the Amityville Dominican Order (1965-1970). She was an associated member of the Dominicans, volunteered at Good Samaritan Clinic and was a member of the Forestwood Homeowners Association. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include a brother, Douglas R. Clamp, Valley Stream, N.Y.; and a sister, Jeraldine Rachol, Lynbrook, N.Y. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.

COOK, ROBERT C., 76, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at Tandem Health Care of New Port Richey. Born in Toledo, he came here in 1962 from Detroit. He was a retired inventory clerk for the Ford Motor Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include a sister, Phyllis Plank, a niece, Sherry Plank, and a nephew, David Plank, all of Dearborn Heights, Mich. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.

GALATI, ABRAHAM, 83, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1984 from East Brunswick, N.J. He was a retired U.S. postal worker and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Anna; two daughters, Denise Draizen, Modesto, Calif., and Amanda Swelgin, Seminole; a brother, Ralph, Germantown, Md.; three sisters, Rum Bradley, Nancy Anderson and Millie Abbot, all of Jacksonville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.

GARBER, MIRIAM, 82, of Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 26, 2004) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Poland, she came here in 1985 from New York. She was a teacher for the New York City Public Schools. Her memberships included Beth Tefillah/JCC of West Pasco, Hadassah, United Federation of Teachers, the Lakes of Regency Park Community Center, the Jewish Community Center of Pasco's History Club, Book Club and the Dessert & Discussion Club. Survivors include a son, Eric, Silver Spring, Md.; two daughters, Ann Myer, Port Richey, and Deborah Englander, Clearwater; and five grandchildren. Beth Davis North Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater.

GILBERT, SALLIE MARIE, 73, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at home. Born in Central City, Pa., she came here in 1973 from Harrisburg, Pa. She retired from the Newport Inn ACLF. Survivors include a daughter, Sallie Ann Medellin, New Port Richey; and two sons, Daniel Ayres, Eubank, Ky., and William Ayres, Hudson. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

GOODE, EDWARD J., 87, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Plymouth, Pa., he came here in 1966 from Taylor, Mich., and was retired from the military. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a stepson, LeRoy Bills, Faxon, Okla.; a sister, Mildred Goode, Baltimore; a brother, Tony, Philadelphia; two nieces and two nephews; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

KRALOVIC, AUDREY J., 78, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Nannicoke, Pa., she came here 30 years ago from Manville, N.J. She was a lab technician for RCA. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Thomas; two sons, Barry and Alan, both of Port Richey; two daughters, Cheryl Mendicino, New Jersey, and Debbie Sharon, Ellijay, Ga.; a brother, Anthony Polnasek, Hillsborough, N.J.; and four grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

LUBERTO, DOROTHY H., 75, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) at Bayonet Point Health Center. Born in Queens, N.Y., she came here nine years ago from Hauppauge, N.Y. Survivors include her husband, Dominick; two sons, D. Keith, Round Rock, Texas, and Christopher, Lake Grove, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

MARTEL, EVELYN C., 97, of Holiday, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in West Springfield, Mass., she came here in 1975 from Agawam, Mass. She was a retired cafeteria worker for Agawam School System. She was a member of Forest Hills Civic Club and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, William, Agawam; two daughters, Marilyn Gagnon, Enfield, Conn., and Janet Hirst, Edgewater; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.

MARTINSON, ANNE J., 90, of Port Richey, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Canada, she came here five years ago from High Falls, N.Y. She was a clerk at Martin's Department Store. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Russo, Port Richey; a brother, Joe Gallivan, Toronto, Canada; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.

MOODY, THOMAS E., 74, of Keene, N.H., died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) in Zephyrhills. Born in Plymouth, N.H., he was a winter resident of Zephyrhills since 1989. He was an estimate representative for Pike Industries. He was a founding and lifelong member of Plymouth Elks Lodge. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Alice B.; a stepson, Christopher Conway, Worcester, Mass.; two stepdaughters, Kathleen Miller, Keene, N.H., and Colleen Conway, Seattle; three sisters, Julia Downing, and Carol Roy, both of Plymouth, and Doris Pike, Concord, N.H.; and three stepgrandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

NELSON, DALE PEARL, 67, of Chippewa Lake, Mich., died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) in Zephyrhills. Born in Belvedere, Mich., he was a winter resident of Zephyrhills since 1995. He was a Navy veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a past Worshipful Master of the Masonic Lodge, and was a member of Eastern Star and St. Johns-Ovid Lodge 105. He was Christian. Survivors include his wife, Brenda; a sister, Donna Milmine, Birch Run, Mich.; several nieces and nephews. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

SITTER, JUDITH A., 54, of Holiday, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Detroit, she came here in 1985 from Center Line, Mich., and was in management. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence; two brothers, Wally Welsh, New Port Richey, and Ken Welsh, and a sister, Cathy Welsh, both of Holiday. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

SOBCZAK, MARY K., 91, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Hudson. She came here 32 years ago from her native Chicago. She was a retired long distance operator for Illinois Bell Telephone with 20 years of service. She was a member of the Polish-American Club of Holiday and attended St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Heylek, New Port Richey; a son, James, Shasta Lake, Calif.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.

STILES, ANNA G., 69, of Bayonet Point, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) at home. Born in New York City, she came here 10 years ago from California and was a secretary for Hanover Bank. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Howard; two sons, Howard, San Diego, and Jim, New Port Richey; a daughter, Debbie Miller, Boise, Idaho; and six grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

STOKES, MILDRED A., 75, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., she came here in 1983 from New York. Survivors include two sons, Brian, New Port Richey, and Bradley, Holiday; a daughter, Barbara J. Santivenere, Beacon, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.

WALKER, ROBERT HAROLD, 79, of Port Richey, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at home. He came here in 1972 from his native Flint, Mich. He was a retired maintenance man at Riverside Hospital in New Port Richey (Morton Plant North Bay Hospital). He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, John Walker, Prudenville, Mich.; two daughters, Sandra Sanchez, Spring Hill, and Kristine McNabb, Burton, Mich.; and a companion, Sue Dieterman, Port Richey. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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