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OBITUARIES

APPLIN, ANNALOU, 90, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at Gulfside Regional Hospice in New Port Richey. She came here in 1986 from her native Detroit. She was the owner and operator of Topeki Florist and a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. She was a graduate of the Liggett School and a member of Sigma Gamma Service Organization, both in Detroit. Survivors include a niece, Katherine Duff Rines, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

BAKELER, ALFRED SMITH "AL," of Port Richey, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Elkins, W. Va., he came here in 1979 from Blanchester, Ohio. He was a retired Army master sergeant with 23 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He was a tram driver at Innisbrook Resort and attended St. Anne Byzantine Catholic Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Berta G.; two sons, Michael Bakeler, New Port Richey, and Ed Steger, Westchester, Ohio; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

BURTON, GEORGE WILLIAM II, 17, of Zephyrhills, died Monday (Jan. 26, 2004) in Zephyrhills. Born in Queens, N.Y., he came here 15 years ago from New York. He was a member of J.O.E. Youth Group and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include his parents, George and Sharon Burton, Zephyrhills; two sisters, Norasha-Nya Burton and Sarah Culleton, both of Tampa; two brothers, Nikali and Spenser, both of Zephyrhills; his maternal grandfather, Thomas Burns, New York; and an uncle, John Burns, Lutz. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

DUSTIN, THERON E., 70, of Spring Hill, Pasco County, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Flint, Mich., he came here in 1978 from Utica, N.Y. He was a Marine Corps veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Optimist Club and a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Gowers Corner. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Dustin, and a son, Scott, both of Spring Hill; a stepson, Michael Getz, Clinton, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Sharon Getz, Utica, and Gail Foley, Woburn, Mass.; and six grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home, Land O'Lakes/Lutz.

FARR, WAYNE WILLIAM, 85, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) in Zephyrhills. He was born in Clio, Mich., and moved here in 1980. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired tool and die worker for General Motors with 31 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Mary Bell; a daughter, Sue Spillane, Beaverton, Mich.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

KEMPER, RUTH LOUISE, 72, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at Mease Countryside Hospital Safety Harbor. She came here in 1964 from her native Philadelphia and was a nurse's aide employed by Richey Manor. She was Episcopalian. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Everett Ray; a son, Brian Keith, Holiday; and a grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.

LANHAM, LEON H., 75, of Holiday, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at Tarpon Bayou Center in Tarpon Springs. Born in Watertown, N.Y., he came here in the late 1970s from Ithaca, N.Y., and was a Navy veteran. He was Episcopalian. Survivors include a son, Holiday; two daughters, Judy Schweitzer, Afton, N.Y., and Cynthia Heckman, Holiday; four brothers, Russell, Mississippi, Ted, New York, Merrill and Junie, both of California; a sister, Dorothy Randall, Tennessee; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

McCABE, THOMAS F., 81, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 2004) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here in 1999 from his native Chicago. He was a retired claims adjuster for the Chicago Motor Club Insurance Co. He was a veteran of the Coast Guard and Marine Corps Reserves. He served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a shriner. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Cleona W.; three sons, Thomas F. McCabe III, Trinity, Michael D., Schaumburg, Ill., and Robert J., Hudson; a sister, Marlene Mitchell, Villa Park, Ill.; and four grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.

McGINLEY, MADELYN L., 88, of Aripeka, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at Windsor Woods Healthcare Center in Hudson. She was a lifelong resident of her native Hudson. She was a member of the Aripeka Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mary Charity, Hudson, Glynda Childs, Dixfield, Maine, Andrea Dobbs, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Pamela McGinley, Homer, Ark.; a sister, Edith Wardlaw, Aripeka; three brothers, Barton Littell, Brewton, Ala., Sydney Littell and Worth Littell, both of Aripeka; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.

MICHAUD, KATELYN T., infant daughter of Sean and Sandra of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) in New Port Richey. She was born in New Port Richey. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, other survivors include a sister, Alexandra J., New Port Richey; paternal grandparents, Don and Cynthia Bruno, New Port Richey; maternal grandparents, Robert and Ruffaela Testo, Milford, Conn.; maternal great-grandmother, Grace Testo, Milford, Conn.; maternal great-grandmother, Anna Lanzillo, Amarosi, Italy; and two uncles, Robert Testo III and Andrew Testo, Milford, Conn. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

PETERS, LOUIS E. "PETE," 83, of Hudson, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at Bear Creek Nursing Center in Hudson. Born in Illinois, he came here in 1958 from St. Louis. He was a retired retail sales manager and was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of New Port Richey. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a staff sergeant with the 186th Infantry 41st Division in the South Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion Post 335. Survivors include his wife, Bertha; two sons, Gary, Ontario, Canada, and Gaylon, Osprey; a daughter, Marilyn Simonson, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Ann Keller, Lincoln, Neb., and Charlene Schluter, Gifford, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

ROBERTSON, JAMES D., 74, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at home. Born in Coatesville, Pa., he came to New Port Richey from Clearwater where he lived for 18 years. He was a retired school bus driver and an Army Air Force veteran. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Ann; two daughters, Sherri Dunlap, Pottstown, Pa., and Shelly Miller, Coatesville; a sister, Vivian Gandy, Havelock, N.C.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

SHARROW, ANDREW WILLIAM, 69, of Wesley Chapel, formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at University Community Hospital Tampa. Born in Algonac, Mich., he came to Wesley Chapel from New Port Richey, where he lived since 1960. He was a police officer with New Port Richey and Port Richey. He was an Army veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church of Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Frances Elizabeth; a son, Michael, Lutz; two sisters, Edith and Betty Beattie, both of Michigan; and five grandchildren. Marsicano _ B. Marion Reed _ Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

SHEREMETA, MICHAEL A., 61, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at home. He was born in Springfield, Mo., and was a local automobile business owner in this area for more than 30 years. He was a decorated Navy SEAL, a shriner and a member of Calvary Worship Center of New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Michelle; a son, Michael; three daughters, Madison, Carolyn and Michele; and his father, Michael. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.

THOMPSON, RICHARD H., 76, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Ceasar Creek, Ohio, he came here 15 years ago from Xenia, Ohio. He was a retired electrical mechanic for Industrial Electric Motors in Dayton, Ohio. He served in the Marine Corps Reserves. He was a member of the VFW Post 7987, Eagles Aerie 3153 and American Legion Post 173. He was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Carroll, New Port Richey; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.

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