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AHDERS, FREDERICK R., 72, of Hudson, died Friday (Dec. 31, 2004) at home. Born in Queens, N.Y., he came here four years ago from Westbury, N.Y. He was an electronics technician with Raytheon in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a Navy veteran. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, New Port Richey, and American Legion Post 335. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Fran; a son, Fred Richard, Selden, N.Y.; two daughters, Roseanne Lynn, Holiday, and Christina Clark, Hudson; a brother, Leonard Ahders, and a sister, Mary Ahders, both of Schnectady, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

CERWONKA, FREDERICK PAUL, RET. LT., 83, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he came here in 1988 from Dunedin. He was a Navy lieutenant with 25 years of service and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and VFW, Safety Harbor, DAV, Dunedin and TROA. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Camille; a son, Robert, Chula Vista, Calif.; a step-son, John Schumacher, Palm Harbor; two step-daughters, Joleen Pelicci, New Port Richey, and Lynn Makar, Wilkes-Barre; three brothers, Joseph, New York, Father Clarence, Binghampton, N.Y., and Jerry, California; three sisters, Martha Carney, Tenafly, N.J., Mary Liebrandt, and Barbara Semo, both of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

CLARK, CHARLOTTE JANE, 93, of Port Richey, died Friday (Dec. 31, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she came here 33 years ago from St. Clair Shores, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of St. James Catholic Church and Holiday Hills Civic Association. Survivors include four grandchildren, Richard and Donald Hoffman, both of Clinton Township, Mich., and Marty and Charlene Hoffman, both of Harrison Township, Mich.; and nine great-grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

DICENZO, AUGUSTA "COOKIE," 94, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Dec. 28, 2004) at Tandem HealthCare, Hudson. Born in McCormick, Kan., she came here 30 years ago from Prairie View, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and its women's guild and quilting club, and Integrity Slovene National Benefit Society, Illinois. Survivors include a sister, Emilia Polito, Downers Grove, Ill.; several nieces and nephews, great and great great-nieces and nephews. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

POLIZZI, SANTO, 85, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Dec. 30, 2004) in New Port Richey. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he came here in 1991 from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a retired longshoreman and checker with 40 years of service for New York City Port Authority. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and International Longshoreman Association Local 1, New York. Survivors include three sons, Joseph, New Port Richey, Salvatore, Oceanside, N.Y., and Anthony, Port Richey; a sister, Phyllis Patti, Port Richey; and four grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

PRICE, JOHN JR., 84, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Dec. 26, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. Born in Birkenhead, England, he came here 27 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a construction salesperson, formerly employed by United Truckman, an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, and Protestant. He was an avid golfer, boater, and pilot of small aircraft. Survivors include his companion, Jenna, New Port Richey; a son, John; and a daughter, Christine Mayer, both of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Margaret Rich and Olive Kinnari, both of New Port Richey; a grandchild; three great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.

WARNIMONT, RICHARD B. "DICK," 82, of Zephyrhills, died Thursday (Dec. 30, 2004) in Defiance, Ohio. Born in Defiance, he came here in 1987. He was retired from General Motors Co. and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Twndawie Masonic Lodge and First United Methodist Church, where he served on the board and as an usher. Survivors include his wife, Joan; a daughter, Lona Fitzgerald, Yonkers, N.Y.; two brothers, Paul and Jerry, both of Defiance; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

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