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OBITUARIES

ABBOTT, SHARON S., 63, of Holiday, died Friday (Jan. 30, 2004) at home. Born in Shawnee, Ohio, she came here in 1970 from North Ridgeville, Ohio. She was a beautician and a member of First United Methodist Church, Electa Chapter 18, Order of the Eastern Star, both of Tarpon Springs, and Women of the Moose 1614, Holiday. Survivors include her husband, Richard; a daughter, Christina Boisen, Pinellas Park; a brother, Jerry Essex, New Port Richey; two sisters, Judy Lansberry, LaGrange, Ohio, and Randi Nearhood, Lecanto; and four grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday.

BALTERA, DENNIS R., 43, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at home. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here in 1987 from Plainview, N.Y. He was owner of a pressure washing company, a member of the Port Richey Volunteer Fire Department, and was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Shaina Baltera, Spring Hill; his mother, Frances Baltera, Port Richey; a brother, Robert, Los Angeles; and a sister, Carol Ann Baltera, New Port Richey. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

CHASE, DELIA, 88, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Jan. 30, 2004) in Melbourne. Born in Laconia, N.H., she came here 23 years ago from New Hampshire. She was a retired surgical nurse. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and Ladies Guild, VFW Auxiliary Post 7987, Veterans Village Civic Association and Golf League, New Hampshire Federation Women's Club, Sunningdale Golf Club, N.H.; and Historical Society, Garden Club, and St. Martin Church, all of Somersworth, N.H. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.

CROWE, WINIFRED LORETTA, 84, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Jan. 30, 2004) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She came here in 1981 from her native Bryan, Ohio. She was a retired furniture finisher and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bryan. Survivors include her husband, John; a daughter, Cathy Tuttle, Raleigh, N.C.; and two grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.

FIEDLER, ALICE A., of St. Petersburg, formerly of New Port Richey, died Friday (Jan. 30, 2004) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center. Born in Chicago, she moved to St. Petersburg from New Port Richey in 2003. She retired as a manager for a staffing service and was a member of Seven Springs Country Club and St. Stephen Episcopal Church in New Port Richey. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Johnson, St. Petersburg; a brother, Allan Peters, Delavan, Wis.; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, Ninth Street Chapel.

HOOKER, LUCILLE E., 81, of Tampa, formerly of Plant City and Zephyrhills, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2004) at home. Born in Sigel, Ill., she moved to Plant City in 1987 from Zephyrhills and to Tampa in December. She was a homemaker and a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Plant City. Survivors include her husband, Donald J.; two sons, Ronald L. Hooker, Maggie Valley, N.C., and Gary L. Hooker, Pompano Beach; two daughters, Sharon S. Reisnger, Collierville, Tenn., and Karen K. Topper, Tampa; four brothers, Donald V. Czerwonka, Tuscola, Ill., Howard L. Czerwonka, Effingham, Ill., Melvin W. Czerwonka, Watson, Ill., and Victor A Czerwonka, Sigel, Ill.; five sisters, Delores E. Baker, Sigel, Ill., Margaret L. Englebart, Harvel, Ill., Madeline Horath and Wanda J. Miller, both of Mattoon, Ill., and Hellen M. Schwartz, Teutopolis, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.

IANNUCCI, ETHEL R., 92, of Holiday, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2004) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She came here 30 years ago from her native Philadelphia, Pa. She was a retired bookkeeper and Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Alexander. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.

JENSEN, DANIEL N., 18, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2004) in San Antonio. Born in West Islip, N.Y., he came here three months ago from Madison, Tenn. He was a waiter for Saddlebrook Resort and Lutheran. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Beth and Carlos Rodriquez, New Port Richey; his father and stepmother, Daniel and Sandra Jensen, Madison, Tenn.; three brothers, Christopher, Selden, N.Y.; Anthony, New Port Richey; and Jeremy Holmes, Madison; three sisters, Shannon Jensen and Cynthia Rodriquez, both of New Port Richey, and Heather Holmes, Madison; paternal grandparents, Laura and Richard Hasenzahl, Punta Gorda; maternal grandparents, Norman and Elsie Carlson, Long Island, N.Y.; and a niece. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

KUETERMAN, BRADLEY DAVID, infant son of Chad and Lottie Kueterman, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Charlene, Hudson; paternal grandparents, Mike and Rebecca Kueterman, Piqua, Ohio; and maternal grandparents, Bonita and William Conner, Port Richey. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

RUSSWURM, LOUIS C., 92, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2004) at Madison Pointe Rehab and Nursing Center, New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 29 years ago from East Meadow, N.Y. He was an electronics technician for Fairchild Camera & Instruments, Hicksville, N.Y., and a member of First Baptist Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include four brothers, William, Whiting, N.J.; Charles, Bethpage, N.Y.; John, Farmingdale, N.Y.; and Edmund, Ridgewood, N.Y.; and a sister, Hedwig Lukas, Montauk, N.Y. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

WYCHE, NORMAN, 57, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. Born in Emporia, Va., he came here in 1995 from Hackensack, N.J. He was employed in heavy construction and landscaping and was a member of First Baptist Church of Atlantic Beach. Survivors include his long-time companion, Karen Dinallo. International Gulf Breeze Chapel, Largo.

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