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OBITUARIES

BLOCK, CONNIE D., 82, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) at home. She was born in Louisville and came here 23 years ago from New Brunswick, N.J., and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Timber Oaks Civic Association and the First Baptist Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Harold; a brother, Cova Duvall, Ohio; and four sisters. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.

CARROLL, ELSIE S., 59, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. She was born in New Brunswick, N.J., and came here in 1987 from Point Pleasant, N.J., and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Ralph Edward, Largo, and Jay, Spring Hill; a brother, Michael Lapelosa, Highland Park, N.J.; three sisters, Ruthann Di Pasquale, Somerset, N.J.; Patricia Siatta and Antoinette Conover, both of New Brunswick, N.J.; and two grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.

CLARK, MAYNARD S., 91, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004) at the East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills. He was born in Hampden, Maine, and came to this area in 1980 from Bangor, Maine. He was a retired automobile mechanic and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a life member of the VFW and three-time former president of the Cooties. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Boyt, Zephyrhills, and Ellen Annis, Hermon, Maine; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Zephyrhills.

CRAIGO, JACK L., 66, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He was born in Charleston, W.Va., and came here in 1977 from Mansfield, Ohio. He was a Pinellas County School District School bus driver and was a Marine Corps veteran (1956-1959). He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Charlotte; five sons, Jack W. Craigo, Shipshewana, Ind.; James H. Craigo, Brunswick, Ohio; Daniel C. Durivou, Hudson; Brian J. Craigo and Scott R. Durivou, both of New Port Richey; two brothers, Gene Fields and Howard Kilgore, and a sister, Yevetta Dunn, all of New Port Richey; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

DARROUGH, JOHN BRYAN, 48, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (Sept. 12, 2004) in Zephyrhills. He was born at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois. He came to this area in 1987 from Indiana. He was a master maintenance mechanic for a wholesale food company and was an Army veteran. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Cindy; two daughters, Felicia Lawson and Dene Darrough, and two sons, Elton and Nathanial, all of Zephyrhills; and six grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Zephyrhills.

GRIM, EUGENE H., 73, of Hudson, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) at Heather Hill Nursing Home in New Port Richey. He was born in Winding Gulf, W.Va., and came here in 1992 from Chicago. He retired from the Chicago Northwestern Railroad with 29 years of service and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; a daughter, Judy Lynn Grim, Hudson; six brothers and six sisters; and a grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.

HART, EVELYN R., of Sylvania, Ohio, formerly of Port Richey, died Saturday (September 18, 2004) at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio. She was born in Stoney Ridge, Ohio, and lived in Port Richey for several years. Survivors include a son, James; two daughters, Linda Timm and Janis Hayes; a sister, Betty Selfe; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Walter Funeral Home, Toledo, Ohio.

KENNEDY, LEONA LORAINE "GRANNY SMITH," 87, of Zephyrhills, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) in Dade City. She was born in Raiford and came here recently from Tampa. She was a longtime secretary for Bevis Construction. She was a co-owner of Smitty's Biff Burger and Smitty's Chicken. She was a charter member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Tampa. Survivors include a daughter, Ellen June McDonald, Zephyrhills; a son, Richard Sheppard, California; two sisters, Gladys Jax and Jeanette Hanna, both of Tampa; several nieces and nephews; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Whitfield Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Zephyrhills.

KULIKOSKI, HENRY J., 79, of Bayonet Point, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He was born in New York City and came here 17 years ago from Bellrose Village, N.Y. He was a clerk and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Anna; three sons, Michael, Orlando; John, Plantation; and Steven, Kew Gardens, N.Y.; four daughters, Anne Shaw, Landenberg, Pa.; Susan Sanhez, Kissimmee; Barbara Wright, Miami; and Patricia Helmly, Marietta, Ga.; and 10 grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.

LaFOREST, WILLIAM H., 65, of Hudson, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004) at Tandem Health Care of New Port Richey. He was born in Vermont and came here eight years ago from Quincy, Mass. He was a retired maintenance worker for the Quincy Public School System in Massachusetts with 25 years of service, and was an Air Force veteran. He was Catholic. He coached hockey and baseball for the Quincy youth sport groups. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, William T., Duxbury, Mass., and Christopher, Marshfield, Mass.; a daughter, Jill LaForest, Quincy; two brothers, Clarence LaForest Jr., Connecticut, and George, Massachusetts; six sisters, Lorrianne McQuinn, Joann Quigley, Mary Kelly and Ruth Kutasz, all of Florida, Devona Wodman, Rhode Island, and Barbara Garland, Maine; and four grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson.

LE, JIMMY, 46, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004) in Zephyrhills. He was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam, and was employed by a construction company. He was Buddhist. Survivors include his parents, Thi Nguyen and Thanh Le, Vietnam; three sisters and three brothers. Whitfield Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Zephyrhills.

MICKELSON, EVELYN, 88, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Sept. 10, 2004) at Tandem Health Care of Hudson. She came to Florida in 1957 from Milwaukee. Survivors include two sons, Tom, Dunedin, and Gary, Augusta, Ga.; a daughter, Betty Held, New Port Richey; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Largo.

MILLMAN, MAXINE O. (HARMON), 75, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) at Life Care Center of New Port Richey. She was born in Mount Morris, Mich. and came to Florida in 1999 from Essexville, Mich. She was owner of Bay Upholstery for 45 years. She volunteered at the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and the Richey Suncoast Theater. She was Christian. Survivors include her husband, Louis; a son, James D., Clermont; two daughters, Marsha Kaufmann, Hudson, and Marilyn Abbs, Essexville; a stepson, David Harmon, Comstock Park, Mich.; a brother, Clarence Fostin, Lima, Ohio; a sister, Dee King, Bay City, Mich.; seven grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

NOVAK, WALTER A. JR., 64, of Hudson, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He was born in Albany, N.Y. and came here in 1991 from Bistol, Conn. He retired from Pratt Whitney Aircraft with 10 years of service. He was vice-president of the Aerospace Machinist Union Connecticut. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Irene; three sons, John, New Hartford, Conn.; Ronald, Washington, Conn.; and Mark, Hudson; a brother, Theodore, Westbrook, Conn.; three sisters, Mary Ann Ellis, Spring Hill, Carol Gelinas, Waterford, Conn., and Cynthia Novak, East Hampton, Conn.; and six grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.

REED, LEON A., 88, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2004) at the Madison Pointe Nursing Center in New Port Richey. He was born in Shamokin, Pa., and came here in 1977 from Allentown, Pa. He served in the Army 655th Engineers during World War II. He was a commercial pilot and flight instructor. He was a personal pilot for Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania in the late 1950s. He was a member of the Fairview Fire Department and Community Congregational Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Ruth L.; a son, Dairl E., New Port Richey; five brothers, Lamar, Lancaster, Pa.; Leonard, Lewistown; Ronald and Harry, both of Shamokin; and Darwin, New York; a sister, Janice Reed, Lancaster; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.

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