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BAKER, JOHN, 77, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Dec. 28, 2004) at Madison Pointe Nursing Center in New Port Richey under the care of Gulfside Regional Hospice. He was born in Elfers and came here many years ago from Detroit. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include two nephews, Dwayne and Arthur B. Edwards; and a niece, Barbara A. Wagnitz. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

BOUSQUET, DOROTHY A., 60, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Dec. 31, 2004) in New Port Richey. She came here seven years ago from her native Lawrence, Mass. She was an assembler for Modicon-Gould Company and was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Edward H.; two sons, Jeffrey M., Trinity, and Gregory, Derry, N.H.; a daughter, Dawn-Marie Bedusa, Parkland; and nine grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

CRISP, THOMAS B. III, 83, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2004) in Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Hudson. Born in Washington, D.C., he came here in 1976 from Alexandria, Va. He was the owner, operator and president of Mar-Long Inc. Real Estate. He was a retired Air Force veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War. He achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a graduate of Randolph Macon Military Academy. He attended Duke University and attended Officer Candidate School in Miami. He was past commodore of the Gulf Harbors Yacht Club. He was a member of the Blue Gavel Society and a life member of the Retired Officers Association. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth; a son, Thomas B., Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Gail C. Matheson, The Plains, Va.; and two grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

FATTA, FRANK V., 89, of Zephyrhills, died Monday (Dec. 27, 2004) in Zephyrhills. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. and came here in 1988 from Clearwater. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Zephyrhills, Knights of Columbus, and St. Joseph's Patron of the Worker in Zephyrhills. He was a New York National Guard and Civil Air Patrol veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary J.; a son, Richard, Hilton, N.Y.; two daughters, Carol Dain, Albion, N.Y., and Judy Wishart, Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, James, Palm Springs; two sisters, Ellie Engler, Hamburg, N.Y., and Mary Cashul, Apalachicola. Whitfield Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Zephyrhills.

KATULICK, ROBERT R., 77, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Dec. 30, 2004) in New Port Richey. He came here in 1988 from his native Chicago and was retired after working there as a service technician for Rheem Manufacturing. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Evelyn Allind, Orlando Park, Ill. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

KAZANECKI, HELENA W., 82, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2004) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Poland, she came to Florida in 1974 from Oakdale, N.Y. She was an office worker for the St. Petersburg Times in Hudson. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and a great-great-niece. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.

KOTRONAKIS, NICOLAOS "NICK," 84, of New Port Richey, formerly of Palm Harbor and Spring Hill, died Sunday (Dec. 26, 2004) at the Marliere Hospice Center in New Port Richey. He was born in Andros, Greece. He moved to Spring Hill from Palm Harbor in 1987, then moved to New Port Richey in 2003. He was a chef, restaurateur, master craftsman and cabinet maker. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Elfers. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Eunice; two daughters, Cynthia McMillan, Ocala, and Sonia Magruder, New Port Richey; three sisters, Alexandra, Roula and Ritsa, all of Athens, Greece; and many grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

LAYTON, JAMES EDWIN "BUTCH," 40, of Wesley Chapel, died Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2004) in the James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center Tampa. He was born in Tampa. He was a carpenter and an Army veteran. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wesley Chapel. Survivors include two daughters, Bridget Ann Layton, Land O'Lakes, and Laura Danielle Layton, Madison Heights, Va.; his parents, James Thomas and Martha Layton, a brother, Samuel Thomas, a sister, Julie Ann Bower, a nephew, Drew Bower, and his grandmother, Julia Mae Ellison, all of Wesley Chapel; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

LEVERING, DENNIS GEORGE, 61, of Zephyrhills, died Monday (Dec. 27, 2004) in Zephyrhills. He was born in Norristown, Pa. and came here in 1973 from Pennsylvania. Survivors include his daughter, Deborah Walker, Dade City; two sons, Michael and Brian, both of Land O'Lakes; his mother, Lilah Levering, Zephyrhills; a sister, Patricia Kellerman, Pottstown, Pa.; and 12 grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Zephyrhills.

McCOY, LOIS C., 83, of Keller, Texas, formerly of Holiday, died Tuesday (Dec. 28, 2004) in Texas. She was a member of the Holiday United Church of Christ of Holiday. She was an active member of Eastern Star and was a member of the VFW and Marine Corps auxiliaries. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Burns and Mary Anne Nagy; a son, David McCoy; a sister, Harriet Marks; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

RAUCH, HARRIET LUCILLE, 88, of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2004) in Zephyrhills. She was born in Grand Blanc, Mich., and was a winter resident here since 1988 from Michigan. She was a bookkeeper in a dentist's office and was a member of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Paul A.; a daughter, Mary Sue Sterling, Venice; and three grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Zephyrhills.

REED, SHARON KAY, 67, of Hudson, died Thursday (Dec. 30, 2004) at Gulfside Regional Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Bloomington, Ind., she came here in 1991 from Waterford, Mich., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Sea Pines Civic Association and the Security Patrol. She was social director of the Sea Pines Boat Club. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Ernest M. Reed Sr.; two sons, Ernest M. Reed Jr., Oxford, Mich., and Daniel R., Monroe, Mich.; two brothers, Mike and Jerry Walker, both of Bloomington, Ind.; three sisters, Judy Davids, Indianapolis; Sue Richardson, Sherman, Texas; and Jane Hardin, Bloomington; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.

SMITH, REGINA, 90, of Lutz, died Tuesday (Dec. 28, 2004) in the Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Dade City. She was born in Trenton, N.J., came here in 2002 from Lawrenceville, N.J. and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Fike, Lutz; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Zephyrhills.

UNGERLEIDER, GERALD A. "JERRY," 72, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Dec. 30, 2004) in New Port Richey. He came here 34 years ago from his native Detroit. He was a general manager of Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens and later service manager for Sun Toyota, both in New Port Richey. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War era and was past commander of both the American Legion Post 173 and American Veterans Post 98. He was a 25-year member of Pearl of the West Lodge 146 F&AM. He was an honorary member of the Marine Corps League. He volunteered with the West Pasco Little League. He was past member of the Egypt Temple Shrine Fun & Frolic Clown Unit. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; two sons, Jerry, Holiday, and James, Howell, Mich.; a daughter, Cathy Gibbons, Fowlerville, Mich.; a stepson, Douglas Marr, New Mexico; a brother, Jack Thayer, Center Point, Texas; two sisters, Beverly Tremont, Port Bolivar, Texas, and Mary Nelson, Rochester, Mich.; and 13 grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.

WHITNEY, SHIRLEY JEAN, 73, of Hudson, died Thursday (Dec. 23, 2004) in Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She was born in Chicago and came here 24 years ago from Elmhurst, Ill. She was a teacher at Willowbrook High School. Survivors include her son, Richard, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Jeanette Horn, Elmhurst, Ill.; and a grandchild. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson.

WUEBBEN, MARIA, 98, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Dec. 30, 2004) in the Tandem Healthcare of New Port Richey. She was born in Horgen, Germany, came here 40 years ago from Koster, N.J., and was a retired food server. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Eleanore Gehrung, Katonah, N.Y.; a sister, Lena Hartstine, New Port Richey; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.

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