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CARINO, PETER S., 72, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) at home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1989 from Queens, N.Y. He retired as a fire captain from the New York City Fire Department and was a member of the New York City Firefighters Association. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion. He attended St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; five sons, Stephen, Dominic, Anthony, John and Andrew, and three daughters, Louise, Donna-Marie and Maria, all of New York; two brothers, Frank and John, both of Florida; and seven grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

CARNER, ETHEL, 79, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here 10 years ago from Israel. She was a retired secretary. She was a member of the West Pasco Jewish Community Center and the Hadassah. Survivors include two daughters, Judith Mayer, Tampa, and Claudia Allon, New York City; a son, Howard Mayer, Tampa; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

COPE, JAMES R., 71, of Hudson, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2004) in Hudson. Born in Washington, D.C., he came here in 1994 from Denton, Md. He was a retired Marine police officer in Annapolis, Md. He was a retired Air Force veteran and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; four daughters, Robin Jackson, Jami Rogers, Stacey Cope and Shannon Cope; a sister, Joan Sutter, Maine; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

DAVIS, SONYA H., 31, of Largo and formerly of New Port Richey, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in New Port Richey and was a lifelong area resident. She worked as a department manager for Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse on 113th & Ulmerton, Largo. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Anthony; three sons, Nathan "Aaron" Huffman, Mitchell S. Huffman, and Cody D. Davis, all of Largo; her parents, Debbie and Nathan "Blaine" Huffman, Pinellas Park; three brothers, Nathan "Shawn" Huffman, Largo, Kevin Huffman, St. Petersburg, and Shannon Huffman North Carolina; and a sister, Kimberly Sparkman, Largo. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

GARRISON, ROBERT H., 85, of Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) in Land O'Lakes. He was born in Logansport, Ind., and came here in 2001 from Michigan. He was a freight conductor for the Pennsylvania railroad and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sons, Robert H. Garrison Jr., Holland, Mich., and William C., Auburn, Calif.; three daughters, Barbara Ann Mulder, Zephyrhills, Dorothy Evelyn Lipka, Newaygo, Mich., and Roberta Jean Darby, Grand Rapids, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Zephyrhills.

HART, EVELYN R., of Sylvania, Ohio, formerly of Port Richey, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004) at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio. She was born in Stoney Ridge, Ohio, and lived in Port Richey for 28 years. She was a member of Hudson United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, James, Michigan, and Douglas, Florida; two daughters, Linda Timm and Janis Hayes; a sister, Betty Selfe; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Walter Funeral Home, Toledo, Ohio.

HAYWOOD, FREDERICK JUNIOR, 81, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. He was born in Hastings, Mich., and came here in 1986 from White Cloud, Mich. He was a retired Army master sergeant with 26 years of service. He served in World War II and the Korean War. He later retired as a truck driver and warehouse man with General Telephone. Survivors include a son, Fred J., Sacramento, Calif.; and a stepson, Ronald Nikkari, Hudson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

LABORANTE, FILOMENA J., 80, of Hudson, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) at home. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she came here 20 years ago from New York. She was in the catering business. She was a member of the Italian American Club, the Blind Club of Pasco County, the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Vincent, Hudson and Dominick, Barnegate, N.J.; a daughter, Maryann Laborante, a brother, Chippy Gagliardi, and a sister, Polly Panzella, all of Stanten Island; and six grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.

LABS, JACK A., 66, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He was born in Gary, Ind., and came here several years ago from Indiana. He was a crane operator at a steel mill. Survivors include his daughter, Kelly Earley, Valparaiso, Ind. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.

SAYLOR, INA M., 78, of New Port Richey, formerly of Indian Shores, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) at LaCasa Grande ALF in New Port Richey. She was born in Wallins, Ky., and came here in 2001 from Indian Shores. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Holiday. Survivors include a daughter, Delora Hogue, New Port Richey; two sons, Wayne, Raleigh, N.C., and David, Clearwater; a sister, Rae Smith, and a grandchild. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.

SEELEY, DONALD EMERSON, 78, of Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) in Dade City. He was born in Waterloo, N.Y., and came to Florida in 1978. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and an industrial engineer. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Rabel, Ormond Beach; a sister, Janet Albro, Zephyrhills; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Dade City.

SLOUHA, LEE, 27, of Temple, Texas, formerly of Port Richey, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004) in Gatesville, Texas. He was born in Moline, Ill., and grew up in Port Richey. He was an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Ridgewood High School. He volunteered with the Land O'Lakes Fire Department. He served in the Army and was a nurse in the Texas corrections system. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Lloyd and Maria Slouha, Port Richey; his mother, Donna Slouha, Port Richey; a sister, Daven Slouha, Roanoke, Texas; three brothers, Don, Lutz, Rick, Tucson, Ariz., and Shane, Lebanon, Mo.; two stepbrothers, Giuseppe Cucchiara, Hudson, and Peter Cucchiara, Port Richey; maternal grandmother, Harriet Smith, Dixon, Ill. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

SPILLER, BARBARA HANSON, 99, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She was born in Bangor, Maine, and came here in 1983 from Falmouth, Maine. She was a retired manager employed by Owen Mores and was an Episcopalian. Survivors include her husband, Donald; a daughter, Sussane Bride, South Casco, Maine; a son, Richard, Portland, Maine; a sister, Madelyn Lodge, New Port Richey; and three granddaughters. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

SZEVE, CELESTE M., 85, of Holiday, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1976 from Westland, Mich. She was a homemaker and a Forest Hills Neighborhood Crime Watch volunteer. Survivors include a son, James Kronberg, Clermont; a daughter, Sandra Robinson, Holiday; a stepson, Ronald Szeve; a stepdaughter, Faye Medford; two sisters, Mae Niccolai, Melrose Park, Ill., and Jean Beltramo, Westchester, Ill.; nine granddaughters; and 15 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

THOMAS, MYRTIE E., 93, of Trilby, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) in Jacksonville She was born in Nash County, N.C., and came to Florida in the early 1940s. She served as the Trilby postmaster for several years. She was a member of Eastern Star Trilby Lodge 89 and First Baptist Church of Dade City. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Dade City.

TROWBRIDGE, DR. HARRY JAMES "DOC," 81, of Dade City, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004) in Tampa under the care of LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care. He was born in Los Angeles and established a private practice in Dade City. He came here from Washington. He was a doctor of chiropractic. He served in the Army in India (CBI) during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dianne (Steele); five children, Richard Tobias, Orem, Utah, Thomas Randall, Dade City, Jack Kenneth, Fort Polk, La., Nola Joyce Rutter, Los Angeles, and Julie Dee Grow, Salt Lake City; a brother, John Paul, Hollister, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Zephyrhills.

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