FERDINAND, JACK J., 79, of Floral City, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006) in Brentwood of Lecanto. He came here in 1984 from his native Akron, Ohio. He retired after 38 years of service with Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. of Akron. He was a Methodist. There are no known survivors. Charles E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
HARLING, E. WELLS, 76, of Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006) at Hospice of Citrus County Hospice House, Lecanto. Born in Albion, N.Y., he came here in 1978 from St. Petersburg. He was a retired carpenter, a Navy veteran and a member of Hernando United Methodist Church. He was past exalted ruler with Albion Elks Lodge. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Barbara; two daughters, Linda Calvo, Greensboro, Ga., and Bonnie Pruett, Melbourne; a brother, Ronald, Holley, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Charles E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
MATHIESON, TODD GREGORY, 54, of Homosassa, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006) at home under the care of companion and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Haveral, Mass., he came here a year ago from Stonington, Conn. He was a horse trainer and a member of United Professional Horsemen's Association. He enjoyed diving. Survivors include his companion, Diane; two sons, Joel, South Carolina, and Adam, Rhode Island; a daughter, Nikole Joseph, Homosassa; and a brother, Glenn, Kentucky. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
VAN VLIET, EDITH H., 83, of Beverly Hills, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006) in Lecanto. She was a retired cafeteria worker from Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, N.Y., and attended St. Paul Wells Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking and family gatherings. Survivors include a son, Michael Pydish, Beverly Hills; a daughter, Melody Marinich, Binghamton; a sister, Anna Stygles, Scottsdale, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
SCHNEIDER, WILLIAM A., 65, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Chicago, he came here 4 years ago from Elgin, Ill. He was retired from the trucking industry and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; a brother, Richard, Lombard, Ill.; and a nephew. Charles E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.