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EISTER, JAMES W. "JIM," 89, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005) in Heather Hill Nursing Center of New Port Richey under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Born in Calumet, Mich., he came here 16 years ago from Tampa. He was a retired store manager with Montgomery Wards with 40 years of service. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He volunteered at Community Hospital New Port Richey and was a counselor for SCORE. He won many awards for his watercolor artwork. He was a member of the Seven Springs Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Caroline; a daughter, JoAnn Hunnel, Spring, Texas; three sons, Craig Eister, Atlanta, Doug Eckel, Katy, Texas, and Dan Eckel, Mission Viejo, Calif.; two brothers, Charles, Sutton Bay, Mich., and John, Owosso, Mich.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

GUNTER, ROY EDWARD, 78, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 10, 2005) in New Port Richey. Born in Laurens, S.C., he came here in 1973 from Spartanburg, S.C. He was a retired accountant and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Mason for more than 50 years and was a member of the Pearl of the West Masonic Lodge 146. He was a member of the SPEBSQSA. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Vera Fay; two daughters, Judy G. Horianopoulos and Joy Gunter, both of Port Richey; a brother, Charles D., Tiffin, Ohio; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

HOEFS, BARBARA C., 58, of Holiday, died Friday (Jan. 7, 2005) in Holiday. She came here in 1972 from her native Chicago. Survivors include her husband, Roger; two daughters, Beverly Walter and Bonnie Kemper, both of Holiday; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

KOLISNYK, MICHAEL, 81, of Bayonet Point, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005) in Bayonet Point. Born in Philadelphia, he came here in 1990 from Berlin, N.J. He was a retired Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary; two daughters, Kathryn Hirn, Hammonton, N.J., and Michele Kolisnyk, Charlotte, N.C.; and a granddaughter. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

MARSHALL, JOHN J. SR., 55, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005) in Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Providence, R.I., he came to New Port Richey in 2004 from Sunrise. He was a machinist for General Electric with 26 years of service. He was a Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War era. He was a member of Calvary Chapel Worship Center and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, John J. Marshall Jr., Winter Park, and Daniel, Hollywood, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Winegar, Pittsburgh; a brother, Joseph Marshall Jr., New Port Richey; and two sisters, Sandra Britton, Las Vegas, and Maria Ogni, Pawtucket, R.I. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.

NASSO, JOSEPH "JOE," 72, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005) at the Marliere Hospice Center in New Port Richey. Born in Ozone Park, N.Y., he came here in 1980 from Far Rockaway, N.Y. He retired from Dairy Lea Co. in Queens, N.Y., with 20 years of service. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6180. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Rocco, New Port Richey; two sisters, Mary Stanco, Glencove, N.Y., and Connie Dominico, West Milford, N.J.; two brothers, Dominic, New Port Richey, and Frank, Boise, Idaho; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

OWENS, FRANK W., 81, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Jan. 7, 2005) in New York. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 30 years ago from Bethpage, N.Y. He was a retired firefighter first grade for the New York City Fire Department. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Timber Greens Civic Association, New York Retired Fire Department Association and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Dennis, North Massapequa, N.Y., and Gary, Huntington, N.Y.; a daughter, Margaret Mary Owens, Key West; a brother, Joseph, Whiting, N.Y.; a sister, Catherine Boppert, Far Rockaway, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

RICHTER-SMITH, ELIZABETH ANN "BETTY," 56, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Jan. 6, 2005) at home under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Born in Flushing, N.Y., she came here in 1991 from Arlington, Va. She was employed as an advance party secretary by the White House under President Reagan. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of eight years, Clarence William; three stepsons, William, South Venice, Gary Smith, Spring Hill, and Charles Smith, Venice; a stepdaughter, Brenda Winne, Ocala; her mother, Loretta Richter, Port Richey; two sisters, Martha Donaldson, Hudson, and Karen Rett, Valley Stream, N.Y.; two generations of nieces and nephews; and four stepgrandchildren. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.

SCHMIDT, WILLIAM CHARLES JR. "BUBBA," 52, of Hudson, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005) in Hudson. Born in Gary, Ind., he came here 15 years ago from Hammond, Ind. He was a pipefitter for the Blaw-Knox Foundry in East Chicago, Ind. He was a life member of the YMCA and was a member of Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, William, Spring Hill, and Robert, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Amy Schmidt, Gainesville; and two brothers, David, Bourne, Texas, and Robert, Valparaiso, Ind. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home & Cemetery, Hudson.

THOMAS, HOLLOWAY W. "HAL," 58, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005) at the Marliere Hospice Center in New Port Richey. Born in Huntington, N.Y., he came here in 1984 from East Northport, N.Y. He was a retired Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a scout master for Troup 46 of the Boy Scouts of America. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Judy; three sons, Brian and David, both of Port Richey, and Jeff, Tampa; a brother, Edward, DeBary; and a granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

WADE, WILLIAM L., 83, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005) in the Gulfside Regional Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Independence, Mo., he came here 36 years ago from Tupper Lake, N.Y. He was the owner of Bill Wade Paving and was an Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of Light of the World Tabernacle. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ruth; two sons, Robert Wade, Alto, Mich., and William David, Tupper Lake; a daughter, Ruth Cameron, and a sister, Marie Medders, both of New Port Richey; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.

WINECKER, HENRY, 96, of Holiday, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005) in Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Born in Austria, he came here from Rahway, N.J. He was a retired brewer with Ballantine Beer Co., worked at the Innisbrook Resort and was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lorraine. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.

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