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Brewer & Sons has had the privilege of celebrating lives in the West Central Florida area since 1965. Family-owned since our inception, what began as a single location in Brooksville, FL now includes seven convenient locations throughout West Central Florida.

All of the staff at Brewer & Sons believe it is an honor to serve your family, and we strive to exceed your expectations every day. We offer unparalleled service, a highly trained staff, comfortable facilities and a continuing awareness of community needs and changes. Our well-respected business provides all services including commemorative ceremonies, a full range of memorial and cremation services, cemetery options, a unique continuing care program that extends beyond the ceremonies, and complete prearrangement services. Thank you for considering Brewer & Sons, we truly appreciate your trust.


Our Obituaries

Lucille Mary Sitko

September 1, 1926 - July 5, 2015

Lucille M. Sitko, 88, passed away July 5, 2015. She was born on September 1, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Jacob and Theodora (Romanowski) Pawlowski. In addition to her parents, Lucille was predeceased by her husband, Stanley. Lucille is survived by her three sons, David, Neil and Phillip, daughter, Claudia Quemore. Mass will be held July 17 at 10:30am at St Theresa Catholic...
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Joseph E. Johnston, III

March 9, 1952 - July 5, 2015

Joseph E. Johnston, III, 63, a life-long resident of Brooksville passed away July 5, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Johnston, and father, Joseph E. Johnston, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Diana, two brothers, Darrell Johnston (Tammy) , Kevin Johnston (Kelly), three daughters, Rena Cooper (Chuck Cooper), Renee Hartz (Wendy...
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Mary Frances Eubanks Grisham

February 3, 1934 - July 5, 2015

Mary Frances "Frankie" Eubanks Grisham, Tampa, Florida, 81, passed away peacefully into the arms of God on Sunday, 5 July 2015, surrounded by her family and the gentle hands of LifePath Hospice at the home of her son and daughter, John and Kaye Sass with whom she lived for the last eleven years. A former resident of Athens, AL and Ladson, SC, Frankie was a kind, compassionate, and caring woman...
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Carla Darlene Szorik

February 22, 1945 - July 5, 2015

Carla Darlene Szorik, 70, of Clermont, FL passed away July 5, 2015 at Florida Hospital Orlando. She was born in Lake Worth, FL and moved to the area 15 years ago from West Palm Beach, FL. Carla was predeceased by her parents, John and Elsie Few. She is survived by her husband, John Robert Szorik and one son, Keith Ryfoss of Leesburg, FL. Burial will be in Lake Worth, FL.
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Rob Heath

May 13, 1950 - July 4, 2015

Rob Heath, 65, of Hudson, passed on July 4, 2015 at his home. He was born in Evansville, IN & came to this area 2 1/2 yrs. ago from PA. He was an avid golfer who loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 44 yrs., Jacky of Hudson; 2 daughters, Nicole Bixler & her husband, Brian of Land o' Lakes & Kelly Heath & her husband Jeffrey Larkin of West Chester, PA; 2 brothers,...
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Gunnard Joseph Nelson

April 4, 1931 - July 3, 2015

Gunnard Joseph Nelson 84, of Brooksville (Brookridge), passed away on July 3, 2015. He was born in Moline, IL and came to this area 30 yrs. ago from Chicago. He was a retired owner of Bay Icecream in Indian Shores, FL. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce of Brooksville; daughters, Pennie Graham, Pamela Muirhead, Stephanie Smith, and Linda Taylor; 11 grandchildren and 4 great...
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David Brockert

June 27, 1956 - July 2, 2015

Brockert, David, 59, of Tampa, passed away on July 2nd. He was loved and will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Catherine Claire Broach

May 28, 1930 - July 2, 2015

Catherine Claire Broach (Ne Fenlon) 85, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on July 2, 2015. She was born on May 28, 1930 in Jersey City, NJ and came here 35 yrs. ago from Upper Saddle River, NJ. She was preceded by her mother Elsie Kathrine Fenlon (Ne Thalman); her father Lawrence J. Fenlon, Sr. ; and husband Russell Van Dorn Broach, Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Valerie Broach; stepdaughter...
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Henry Kozel

May 21, 1931 - July 2, 2015

Henry Kozel, 84 of Spring Hill passed away July 2, 2015. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Henry served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his daughter, Catherine Spencer, son, Rick Kozel; loving family and friends. He will be laid to rest beside his wife, Ruth Kozel at Florida National Cemetery.
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Janet Eunice Lamons

January 14, 1925 - July 2, 2015

Janet E. Lamons, 90, of Groveland, FL passed away July 2, 2015 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, FL. She was born January 14, 1925 in Morgan County, AL. Janet was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War and was Baptist by faith. Survived by one son, Randall D. Lamons, of Clermont; her special niece, Janice (Jack) Strickland, of Groveland; brother Earl Lamons of Hixson,...
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Gene E Daughtry

January 30, 1930 - July 1, 2015

Gene E. Daughtry 85, of Spring Hill, passed away on July 1, 2015. He was born in Ft. Lauderdale and came to this area in 1984 from Tarpon Springs. He is survived by his children, John, Eddie, Terry, Timothy, Patti, Bette, Rebekah, and Kevin.
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Raymond Ellis Hastings

March 20, 1917 - June 30, 2015

Raymond Ellis Hastings, 98 of Brooksville died June 30, 2015 at home, under the care of HPH Hospice. He was a retired minister of the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana. Raymond was born at Hobart, Oklahoma, the oldest of 6 children born to Joel Henry and Alveretta Marie (Haynes) Hastings. He attended Oklahoma University, later obtaining his BA and MDiv from Anderson University and Theological...
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Larry N. Duncan

February 11, 1952 - June 30, 2015

Larry N. Duncan, 63 of Brooksville passed away June 30, 2015. He was born in Syracuse, New York. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Duncan, and his son, Thomas Duncan, Jr.; loving family and friends.
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Robert "Bob" Gattinella

January 15, 1944 - June 29, 2015

Robert "Bob" Gattinella, 71, of Brooksville went home to be with his Lord on June 29, 2015, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was a member of First Baptist Church of Garden Grove. Bob loved riding horses and his motorcycle and would do anything his could for his family, Church, friends and neighbors. He is survived by his wife, Sandra of Brooksville; daughter:...
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Awilda Semidei Mune

September 16, 1941 - June 29, 2015

Awilda Semidei Mune, 73 of Spring Hill passed away June 29, 2015. She was born in Cayci, Puerto Rico. She is survived by her husband, Carlos; son, Anthony, daughter, Angela; loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Kathryn L McFillen

January 20, 1942 - June 29, 2015

McFillen, Kathryn, 73, of Tampa, passed away on June 29, 2015. She is survived by her husband Herman; son Mark; granddaughter Trinity; grandson Luke, her sisters; Twyla Sharp of Oklahoma City and Karen Sparks of Choctaw. She will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Donna J. Dance

June 10, 1943 - June 29, 2015

Donna J. Dance 72, of Spring Hill, passed on June 29, 2015 at her home after a long illness. Born in Bridgeport, CT & came to this area in 1979 from Fairfield, CT. A member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Survived by husband of 36 yrs., Kenneth of Spring Hill; 2 sons, Richard & Keith A. Bradtmuller; 2 daughters, Kimberly Guinta & Bonnie M. Malloch; 3 brothers, David J., Brian, & Thomas Prentice...
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Diane Pilgrim Johnson

May 11, 1957 - June 29, 2015

Diane Pilgrim Johnson, 58, of Lakeland, FL passed away June 29, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Hospital. Diane is survived by her son, Jeremiah L. (Kellei) Johnson of Inverness, FL; her daughter, Shirley (Gary) Johnson of Lakeland, FL, parents Franklin D. and Shirley A. Pilgrim of Webster, FL; 10 grandchildren, Alexsis, Will, Daniel, Anthony, Gavin, Ethan, Aidan, Wyatt, Jeremiah, Jr. and Clyde along...
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Linda Ann Spence

October 24, 1944 - June 28, 2015

Spence, Linda Ann, 70, of Tampa, passed away on June 28, 2015. Linda is survived by her son, Brian Spence. She was loved and will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Bernard Lewandowski

August 31, 1937 - June 28, 2015

Bernard Lewandowski 77, of High Point, passed away on June 28, 2015 at his home. He was born in Oak Park, IL and came to this area 13 yrs. ago from Wisconsin. He was Catholic by faith and loved golfing and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; 4 children, Bernie Lewandowski and his wife, Angie, Tim Lewandowski and his wife, Carey, Barbara Herrmann and her husband, Hans, and Eddie Gazda...
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Jean S Pyle-Herold

August 18, 1921 - June 27, 2015

Pyle-Herold, Jean, 93, of Tampa, passed away on June 27, 2015. She is survived by her daughters; Nancy Workman and Ruth Sullivan. She will be greatly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Ciro Frank Verdi

December 22, 1938 - June 27, 2015

Ciro Frank Verdi, 76 of Spring Hill passed away June 27, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Verdi; daughter, Lisa Pedone; sons, Robert, Thomas, and Ciro, Jr. Verdi; loving family and friends. He loved bowling and fishing.
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Letha Bridges Cosson

November 17, 1950 - June 27, 2015

Letha Bridges Cosson, 64 went home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2015. Letha was born on November 17, 1950 in Clermont, Florida to the late Nathan "Ray" Bridges and Dessie Bridges. She was a loving and devoted wife to husband William "Bill" Cosson. They shared 22 wonderful years together. She is also survived by her daughter Bobbie Baggett, of Tallahassee, FL and one sister Vivian...
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Francis "Frank" Wells, Jr.

December 20, 1937 - June 27, 2015

WELLS, Francis B. of Brooksville, Florida, was received in our Lords Arms on June 27th, 2015. Frank was born on 12/20/1937, grew up in Tampa and was a graduate of Hillsborough High School. Frank was proud to be a third generation Tampa native and a member of the pioneering Wells family. He was a retired Capt. of the City of Tampa Fire Department with 20 years of service. He was an avid hunter,...
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Mildred Regina Pushkin

August 20, 1920 - June 26, 2015

Mildred Regina Pushkin, 94 of Hernando Beach passed away June 26. 2015. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She is survived by her children, loving family and friends.
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James Arthur Brown

January 17, 1952 - June 26, 2015

James Arthur Brown, 63, of Groveland, FL passed away June 26, 2015 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, FL. Born in St. Paul, MN, he moved to Groveland 20 years ago from Clarcona, FL. Predeceased by his wife, Gail Brown. Survived by his 2 daughters; Jennifer (Gage) Lowe of Groveland, FL and Kelley (Tim) Moore of Leesburg, FL; his parents; Allwood and Betty Brown of Windermere, FL,...
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Doris A. Gustafson

November 27, 1927 - June 25, 2015

Doris A. Gustafson, 87, passed away June 25, 2015. She was born on November 17, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York the daughter of Joseph L. and Elizabeth (Sindlinger) Hicks. She is survived by her loving children, grandchildren and loving family and friends. Services will be held in New York.
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Kathryn Lunsford

March 19, 1912 - June 25, 2015

Kathryn Lunsford, 103 of Tampa passed away June 25, 2015. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is predeceased by her grand-daughter, Lori Lunsford. She is survived by her son, Lawrence Lunsford and his wife Roseanna of Brooksville; loving family and friends.
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Howard Mayhew

June 24, 2015

Mayhew Howard C., 88, died at his home in Sun City Center June 24, 2015. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Janet, three children James (Colleen) Mayhew, Karen (John) Cucinotta, Barbara Mayhew, seven grandchildren and four great grandsons. Donations may be made to The American Heart Association.
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James Odom

March 28, 1925 - June 24, 2015

Odom, James, of Tampa, formerly of Allendale, SC; After a courageous battle with lung cancer, James passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Maggie (McMillian) Odom; siblings, Lucille, Elizabeth and Sophie; wives, Annie Edwards (1945) and Antoinette Smith Odom (1971); sons, Charles Preston and Jimmy Odom, Jr. Survived by his...
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Angelina V Sessa

January 27, 1929 - June 24, 2015

Angelina V. Sessa, 86, passed away June 24, 2015. She was born on January 27, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Amatore) Liberty. She is survived by her loving family. Visitation will be held Monday, June 29 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at 280 Mariner Boulevard. Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, June 30 at 11:00am at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens.
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Richard "Dick" R Machin

April 22, 1924 - June 23, 2015

Richard "Dick" Machin, 91 of Brooksville passed away June 23, 2015. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and came to Brooksville in 1989 from West Minister. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Miller (Buddy Gabbert) and son, Richard Machin (Betty Orick); family and friends.
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Thomas Henry Brock, Jr.

March 19, 1964 - June 22, 2015

Thomas Henry Brock Jr., 51, of Old Town, FL. passed away June 22, 2015. He was a true "Florida Native" born and raised in Clermont, FL. He is survived by his son; Thomas B. Brock of Old Town, parents; Thomas and Carolyn of Old Town, sisters; Brenda (Keith) Drawdy of Ridge Manor, FL. and Beverly (Shawn) Thomas of Groveland, FL., brother; Gary (Jeanette) of Altoona, FL., grandmother; Gladys Smith...
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Mildred Lai Endrina

February 23, 1935 - June 21, 2015

Mildred Lai Endrina, 80, passed away June 21, 2015. She was born on February 23, 1935 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was Catholic by faith. She is survived by her son, Frank Endrina, 2 daughters, Donna Pies and Fran Bell, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and loving family.
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Christopher Allan West

April 1, 1969 - June 21, 2015

Christopher Allan West, 46, of Miramar, FL passed away June 21, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, Miramar. He was born in Smithtown, N.Y. He is survived by his parents; James and Barbara West, along with many other friends and family. He always enjoyed helping others in need. In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
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Yolanda Suarez

December 25, 1936 - June 20, 2015

Yolanda Suarez, 78, of Tampa, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Tampa. Survivors include five children, Patricia Rickey, Laura Penaherrera, Rosario Espinoza, Cecilia E. Brooks, Luis F. Sarmiento, 11 grandchildren, and many other loving family and friends. Family and friends are invited to gather from 4-7pm on Thursday, June 25, at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home Tampa Chapel, 3328 S Dale...
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Anthony "Tony" Chiauzzi

May 8, 1927 - June 20, 2015

Anthony M. Chiauzzi, 88, passed away June 20, 2015. He was born in Jamaica, New York on May 8, 1927 the son of Emilio and Domenica (Yannucci) Chiauzzi. He is survived by son, Emil Chiauzzi and his wife, Roberta, daughter, Joanne Magalios and her husband, Gus, 5 grandchildren, Michael Chiauzzi, Marissa Chiauzzi, Nicholas Magalios, Michelle Magalios, John Magalios. Services will be held in...
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Maria Mercedes Martinez

June 15, 1925 - June 20, 2015

Maria Mercedes Martinez, age 90, passed away June 20, 2015. She was born on June 15, 1925 in Puerto Rico the daughter of Ramon and Marcia (Perez) Roldan. In addition to her parents, Maria is predeceased by her husband, Angel L. Martinez. She was a Catholic by faith and attended St Theresa Catholic Church. She was the Rock of our family and will be greatly missed. Maria is survived by her 2...
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Anthony "Tony" Chiauzzi

May 8, 1927 - June 20, 2015

Anthony M. Chiauzzi, 88, passed away June 20, 2015. He was born in Jamaica, New York on May 8, 1927 the son of Emilio and Domenica (Yannucci) Chiauzzi. He is survived by son, Emil Chiauzzi and his wife, Roberta, daughter, Joanne Magalios and her husband, Gus, 5 grandchildren, Michael Chiauzzi, Marissa Chiauzzi, Nicholas Magalios, Michelle Magalios, John Magalios. Services will be held in...
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Gloria Hohenberger

December 13, 1924 - June 19, 2015

Gloria Hohenberger, 90, passed away June 19, 2015. She was born on December 13, 1924 in Fairhope, Pennsylvania the daughter of Dave and Elizabeth (Keiter) Igoe. Gloria is survived by her children, Shellie and Ray and loving family and friends. Graveside service will be held June 23rd at 12:30pm at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
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Reginald Bottari

February 12, 1947 - June 19, 2015

Reginald Bottari, age 68, passed away June 19, 2015. He was born on February 12, 1947 in Bronx, New York the son of Salvatore and Martha (Hernandez) Bottari. He served in the Vietnam War and was a Chiropractor. Reginald is survived by his loving wife, Gina, daughter, Nicole Ledger and her husband Jemery, Danielle Buyea, son, Salvatore, 2 grandchildren, Leyton and Ashton Ledger, his dog, Chico...
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Jayne Blasi

June 18, 2015

Jayne Blasi, passed away on June 18, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Graveside service will be held June 23 at 1:30pm at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
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Alan V Erickson

September 8, 1941 - June 18, 2015

Alan V. Erickson, age 73, passed away June 18, 2015 at HPH Hospice Care Center. He was born on September 8, 1941 in High Bridge, New Jersey the son of Victor and Florence Erickson. He was an United States Army Veteran. Alan is survived by his 2 children, Craig and Carrie, companion, Carol Meiler and loving family and friends. Graveside service will be held June 26 at 11am at Florida National,...
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Russell Van Dorn Broach

October 11, 1916 - June 18, 2015

Russell Van Dorn Broach, 98 of Weeki Wachee, passed away June 18, 2015 at home. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and came here 35 years ago from Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his wife, Edythe F. Broach, father, Harry Van Dorn Broach, mother, Precella Broach and brother, Harry Van Dorn Broach. Russell was born to Harry and Precella Broach on October 11, 1916 in...
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Joe O Erni

October 6, 1921 - June 18, 2015

Erni, Joe, 93, passed away peacefully on June 18, in Sun City Center. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth. He was loved and will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home- Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Russell Van Dorn Broach

October 11, 1916 - June 18, 2015

Russell Van Dorn Broach 98, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on June 18, 2015. He is survived by his devoted wife, Claire and loving family daughters, Deborah Mathiesen and Valerie Broach; son, Russell Van Dorn Broach II; grandchildren, Richard Van Dorn Mathiesen, Russell Van Dorn Broach III, Cheryl McClinsey; and Karissa E. Mathiesen; and 6 great-grandchildren.
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Daniel R. Chase

October 1, 1936 - June 17, 2015

Daniel Richard Chase (1936-2015) Spring Hill, Fla. Daniel Chase , 78, passed away in a beautiful Hospice facility on Wednesday June 17, 2015. Dan was born October 1, 1936 in Rahway, NJ to Arthur E. Chase and Dorothy (Barlow) Chase. Dan was a resident of NJ, CA, NV, PA, before moving to Florida in 2006. After graduating Hillside H.S. NJ in 1954, Dan joined the National Guard for eight years....
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William Michael "Mike" Brady

February 21, 1957 - June 16, 2015

William Michael "Mike" Brady, 58 of Brooksville died June 16, 2015. He was born in Prince Georges, Maryland. He is survived by his son, David Brady and best friend, Deborah Worsley and family.
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John Carter Ballinger

July 9, 1923 - June 16, 2015

John Carter Ballinger, 91, of Casselberry, passed away on June 16, 2015. He was born in Takoma Park, MD. He is survived by his son; John (Jeanine) of Winter Springs, his daughter; Shirley (Eric) Davis of Orlando, also many other friends and family. He will be missed.
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Mary M. Gibbons

June 23, 1950 - June 16, 2015

Mary M. Gibbons 64, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on June 16, 2015. She worked as an EMT for 17 1/2 yrs. in NJ. She is survived by her spouse, Virginia Storey-Gibbons of Weeki Wachee; 4 children, Robert Gibbons, Jr. and John Gibbons both of NJ and James and Kayla Storey both of Weeki Wachee; and 4 grandchildren.
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Zella "Deane" Gillman

May 22, 1953 - June 16, 2015

Zella "Deane" Gillman, 62 of Spring Hill died June 16, 2015. She was born in Lenore, WV. She enjoyed crafting and working jig-saw puzzles. She is survived by her husband, James Gillman of 34 years of Spring Hill; son, David Gillman and his wife Heather of Spring Hill; daughter, Jaime Starke and her husband Kevin of Maryland, and 8 grandchildren.
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James Louis Gilmore

April 21, 1946 - June 16, 2015

James L. Gilmore, age 69, passed away on June 16, 2015. He was born on April 21, 1946 in Watertown, New York the son of Michael and Dorothy (LaFave) Gilmore. He served in the US Navy. James is survived by his loving wife, Beverle and loving family and friends.
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Lydia Ann Loveless Renninger

April 10, 1938 - June 15, 2015

RENNINGER, Lydia Ann Loveless, was born April 10, 1938 to Leland E and Grace Morris Loveless. She grew up on a farm in Northwestern Township near Palmyra, IL with two brothers, Richard Leland Loveless and James Robert Loveless, and five sisters, Ruth Elizabeth Madison (Lester), Peggy Joyce Loveless, Margaret Claussen (Jerry), Carol Jean Solomon (Vernon) and Junia Kay Loveless. Ann attended...
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James Kyle Shilling

August 25, 1931 - June 15, 2015

James Kyle Shilling, 83, passed away June 15, 2015. He was born in Baltimore, MD August 25, 1931 and lived his life all over this great country, logging over 4 million miles as an over-the-road trucker. Jim also drove city, tour and long-distance buses for many years, as well as limousines. His memory is lovingly cherished by his surviving daughters: Debi, Joyce, Denise, Tami and Trina; 7...
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Betty Bauer

December 11, 1921 - June 14, 2015

Betty Bauer, 93, passed away on June 14, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born on December 11, 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the daughter of John and Ada (Bungard) Fox. She is survived by loving, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Graveside service will be held June 27 at 1:00pm at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens.
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Stan Akins

December 7, 1937 - June 14, 2015

Stan Akins, 77, a 20 year resident of Groveland, passed away on June 14, 2015. He was born in New Madrid, MO. He is survived by loving wife; Elaine, of 39 years, daughter and S-I-L; Michele (Ken) Abrehamsen of Leesburg, son and D-I-L; John (Melissa) of Lake Panasoffkee, 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, along with many other friends and family. He will be missed but, to be absent in the body...
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Evelyn A. McCrumb

March 5, 1940 - June 14, 2015

Evelyn A. McCrumb, 75, passed away on June 14, 2015. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and came here 9 years ago from California. She is predeceased by her husband, Jame McCrumb. Evelyn was Baptist by faith and attended First Baptist Church in Spring Hill. She is survived by her 4 sisters, Helen Lauro, Madeline Reynolds, Virginia Hayhurst and Patricia Oliva (Robert); brother, John A. Hellman, Jr.;...
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Jennifer Marie Lewis-Crawford

October 9, 1981 - June 13, 2015

Jennifer Marie Lewis-Crawford 33 of Spring Hill, passed away on June 13, 2015 at her home. She was born in Largo and was employed at Residence at Timber Pines as a Nurse and Instructor at ATA. She enjoyed cross stitching, was an avid reader and loved being a mom and wife. She is survived by her husband, Robert of Spring Hill; only daughter, Kasia Crawford of Spring Hill; parents, Mark and...
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Irma Jean Dickerhoof

June 13, 2015

Irma Jean Dickerhoof, 92, of St. Petersburg, FL. went home to be with the Lord Saturday June 13, 2015. She was born in Seymour, IN and came to the Tampa Bay area 42 years ago. She was predeceased by her parents Alfred & Mary Moren, her husband Wilford Dickerhoof, a son David Dickerhoof and his wife Terri, grandson James Dickerhoof, and five of her siblings. She is survived by sister June...
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Concetta DeStefano

July 27, 1924 - June 13, 2015

Concetta DeStefano 90, of Spring Hill, passed away on June 13, 2015. She is survived by her loving family.
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Harold Paul Potts

July 25, 1953 - June 12, 2015

Harold P. Potts, 61, of Saint Cloud, passed away on June 12, 2015. He was born in Milwaukee, WI. but, considered Maryland to be where his roots lie. He is survived by his 2 daughters; Sarah Flowers and Jessica Potts of FL., as well as many other friends and family. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and later became a journeyman Electrician. His legacy will be a challenge to strive...
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Michael Eugene Finkley, Jr.

November 22, 1974 - June 11, 2015

Michael Eugene Finkley, Jr., 40 of Brooksville passed away June 11, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Center Hill, FL., and came to Brooksville 8 years ago from Bushnell. Mike worked as an Auto-Detailer for over 18 years for Joey Davis. That was his passion and very good at what he did. He made me love again when I thought it was not possible. Mike a/k/a Mikey loved hanging out with friends...
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Eleanor "Ellie" Wilkins

May 9, 1930 - June 11, 2015

Eleanor Wilkins, 85, passed June 11, 2015. She was born on May 9, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA. She married Henry J. Wilkins whom predeceased her on April 23, 2007. She was also predeceased by her brother, Mathew P. Tereyla. Ellie was active with St. Frances Cabrini Church in Spring Hill, FL. She is survived by her loving step children: Eileen Wilkins McGarvey and her husband, Vincent of...
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Sue Beverley

January 17, 1959 - June 10, 2015

BEVERLEY, Sue Bishop, 56, a lifelong resident of Brooksville, passed away on June 10, 2015, under the loving care of her family and hospice. She was Baptist by faith and was employed for 27 years as an Administrative Assistant for Cemex. Her absolute passion in life was to watch her children and her Grandson play sports. Her life revolved around the ball field. She is predeceased by her...
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Joseph Frederick Maisel

February 26, 1941 - June 9, 2015

Joseph Frederick Maisel, 74 of Palm Harbor passed away June 9, 2015. He was born in New York. Joe was an avid sports fan, rooting for the Yankees and the Dolphins. One of his favorite past times was collecting baseball, football, and basketball cards. He took great joy in socializing, and leaves behind many, many friends. He is survived by his daughter, Tracy Maisel of VA.; sons, Mitchell and...
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William Bill Maurer

September 20, 1939 - June 9, 2015

Maurer, William "Bill", 75 of Brooksville, Passed away on 6-9-15. He is survived by his companion Lillian Acocella, 3 sons Scott Anthony , William Maurer "Skip"- Heber Springs, AR, Tony Maurer – Henderson, NC, 1 daughter Tina Marie Nelson – Dade City, FL, 7 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Ridge Manor. He retired from Hernando County...
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Robert Leonard Ernest

July 5, 1923 - June 9, 2015

Robert Leonard Ernest, 91, of Clearwater, FL passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Born in Washington, DC, he was a lifetime member of the Church of the Nazarene. Bob also lived in Virginia Beach, VA for many years. He worked for 40 years at the C&P Telephone Company in DC. Besides loving the Lord and his family, he was passionate about playing softball. Robert is survived by his four...
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Robert Miller

October 10, 1954 - June 9, 2015

Miller, Robert, 60 of Brooksville, FL. Passed away on June 9 at home. He was born in Stamford, NY. He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years Rose- Brooksville, mother; Mildred – Cherry Valley, NY, Daughter; Rebecca; 2 step- daughters Jodi and Kari, 7 grandchildren, 1 great- granddaughter , 5 sister and 3 brothers. Robert was a Protestant by Faith. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in...
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Roy Mariamoff

March 16, 1929 - June 9, 2015

Mariamoff, Roy 86, of Brooksville, FL passed away on 6/09/2015. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Elaine. His two sons Mark and David of Spring Hill, and grand children Mark, James and Tiffany.
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Barbara Eason

October 12, 1944 - June 7, 2015

Barbara A. Eason 70, passed away on June 7, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Godfrey; her son, Anthony; her mother, Nettie Allison; her sister, Maxine Blakeny and 6 grandchildren. She will be laid to rest at Bethesda AME Zion Church Cemetery in Mooresville, NC.
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Ann E. Stone

August 15, 1934 - June 6, 2015

Ann E. Stone 80, of Spring Hill, passed away on June 6, 2015. She was born in New Hampshire. She is survived by her son Chris and loving family.
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John Perry

January 23, 1944 - June 6, 2015

JOHN L. PERRY, 71, Weeki Wachee, formerly of Dunlow, WV, passed on 6-6-2015. Baptist by faith. He was a US Army Veteran. Preceded by parents, Luther & Della Perry; 3 siblings, "Bob" Perry, Anna, & Gladys. Survived by wife of 43 years, Mary Perry & 3 sons, John B., Michael W., & Joshua ; sister, Berry; 3 brothers, Glen, Tom, & Charlie; 6 grandchildren, Cole, Jacob, Tyler, & Kaitlyn, Brianna,...
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Elsa Anita Evelyn Vandeyar

February 2, 1943 - June 6, 2015

Elsa Anita (Evelyn) Vandeyar was born on February 2, 1943 to the late Amy Eugene Jeremiah and Edgar Adolphus Benfield in Georgetown, Guyana. She migrated to London, England in her early twenties and later in life to the United States. Elsa passed away on June 6, 2015. She is survived by her son, Mark Evelyn of Clermont, FL; daughter, Vanessa Evelyn of N.Y. and 3 grandchildren: Damani,...
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James Ernest "Ernie" Simms

August 30, 1955 - June 5, 2015

James Ernest "Ernie" Simms, 59 of Tampa passed away June 5, 2015 at his brother's residence. He was born in West Virginia. Ernie previously worked at City Pawn, Delta Kitchens, and was previous owner of Big E's Gun Shop. He was a proud voting member of the NRA. He had the gift of gab and enjoyed talking and visiting with family and friends. He is predeceased by his father and mother, John and...
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Anne Anthony (Lester) Kemmerer

July 26, 1924 - June 5, 2015

Anne Anthony (Lester) Kemmerer, 90, of Timber Pines, passed away on June 5, 2015. She is survived by her three children, Marta, William III (the favorite son), Elizabeth and five grandchildren. She attended William and Mary University and volunteered to serve in the ARMY during WWII. Interment will be in Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HPH Hospice or the American...
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Nevada "Neva" K. Ward

April 28, 1936 - June 5, 2015

Nevada "Neva" K. Ward, 79, passed away June 5, 2015. She was born in Medora, Indiana on April 28, 1936 the daughter of Joseph and Genevieve (Bolling) Knott. Neva is survived by her loving daughter, Kathy Hinton-Scott and her husband David, and 1 grandson, Gordan.
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Arno Murekas

May 14, 1929 - June 4, 2015

Murekas, Arno, 86, of Tampa, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Tampa. Arno was born May 14, 1929, in Saaremaa, Estonia, to Jaan and Sofia (nee Käo) Murekas. He was a landscaper for most of his life, even having a family business with his father at one time. Arno was an avid reader of historical works about his beloved country of Estonia, which he was forced to leave in 1944...
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David Franklin Baugher

December 3, 1929 - June 4, 2015

David Franklin Baugher, 85, passed June 4, 2015. He was born on December 3, 1929 in Woodlawn, Maryland the son of David Franklin and Ella (Meekins) Baugher. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Louise S. David is survived by his brother, Jimmy, sister, Evelyn Golden, step daughters, Louise S. Loomis and Nancy B. Clark and loving family.
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Ivan Michael Valentin

January 24, 1987 - June 4, 2015

Valentin, Ivan Michael, 28, of Tampa, passed away June, 4. He was the miracle in our home. A true fighter who has beat all odds. "Our Superman." May he rest in peace. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Nelly, and nephew Oliver. He is survived by his parents, Nelida and Felix; grandmother Aida; siblings; Tiffany(David), Cristelle (Andrew), Jayce (Megan); niece and nephew Olive and Jaxin;...
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Donald Gerard Redlefsen

December 24, 1929 - June 3, 2015

Donald Gerard Redlefsen, 85 of Brooksville passed away June 3, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is survived by his loving family and friends.
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Henry Lee Smith

July 30, 1930 - June 3, 2015

Reverend Henry Lee Smith age 84 of Miami, Florida passed away on June 3, 2015 at West Chester Hospital in Miami FL. He was born to Augusta Ford July 30, 1930 in Amsterdam GA. He grew up in Asheville, N.C. At age 21 he entered the United States Navy in January 1951 as an Airman. He was Honorably Discharged in December 1954. The military instilled in him a sense of discipline, pride and desire to...
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Howard F. Gartelman

July 20, 1924 - June 2, 2015

Howard F. Gartelman 90, of Spring Hill, passed away on June 2, 2015. He was born in Cincinnati, OH. He was a member of the Aripeka Elks. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rose and his brother, Roy Gartelman. He is survived by his son, Kenneth E. Meyers; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew. Graveside service will be held on Thurs., June 11 at 11 a.m. at...
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Mitchell Claude Gordon

January 4, 1935 - June 2, 2015

Mitchell Claude Gordon, 80, passed away June 2, 2015 at his home in Clermont, FL. Mitchell is preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Gordon, and his parents, Mitchell Sr. and Kathleen Gordon. Survived by two sons, Jeffrey L. Gordon of Clermont, FL and Mitchell Claude Gordon III of Surprise, AR; daughter Violet Corinne (Mark) Miller of Norwalk, CA; 2 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and many...
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Mary Aust

December 10, 1919 - June 2, 2015

Mary Aust, 95 of Brooksville passed away June 2, 2015. She was born in Metl Libra, Czechoslovakia. She is survived by Elene and Linda; loving family and friends.
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Emma Alene Weed

September 25, 1935 - June 2, 2015

Emma Alene Weed, 79, of Ocoee, FL passed away June 2, 2015 at the Vitas Hospice Unit at Quality Healthcare, Winter Garden, FL. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Weed. Survived by her daughter, Rebecca (Albert) Pagan of Longwood, FL and her son, David (Sheri) Weed of Clermont, FL; three grandchildren and many other extended family and friends.
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Ernest Raymond Sherman

September 25, 1922 - June 1, 2015

Ernest Raymond Sherman, 92, of Orlando, FL passed away June 1, 2015 at Cornerstone Hospice at Winter Park Towers in Winter Park, FL. Born in Glassport, PA, he moved to the area 10 months ago from Glassport. Ernie was a former teacher and coach at Clairton High School. He was one of the best all round athletes from Glassport, excelling in football, basketball, baseball, golf and billiards, and...
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Rosalie Holland

October 9, 1930 - June 1, 2015

Rosalie Maude Holland passed away June 1, 2015 from a lengthy illness. Rosalie was born in Tampa to George William and Rose Curry Holland. She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Wayne Mulder, Jr. and her brother, William Holland. She leaves behind daughters, Penni (Dan) Hees and Julie (Steve) Algood, son, David (Elaine) Mulder, daughter-in-law, Sarah Williams Mulder, grandchildren,...
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Robin "Rob" B. Harris

December 15, 1962 - May 31, 2015

Robin B. Harris, 52 of Seminole died May 31, 2015.He was born in Largo. Rob worked for 29 years at Trugreen in Plant City and Oldsmar Branches. He loved his job, family, and dogs, Tila and Tuffy. He is predeceased by his father and mother, Wallace and Sharlyn Harris. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Harris; son, Sean Harris; step-daughters, Samantha, Shannon and Shelby; sister, Vicki;...
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Robert Archie Vanlerberghe

June 3, 1945 - May 31, 2015

Robert A. Vanlerberghe, 69 of Brooksville passed away May 31, 2015. He loved, and collected John Deer Tractors, and enjoyed Nascar. Robert is survived by his 2 daughters, Melissa (Mark) Hoskins, and Charlotte Allen (Sean) all of AL; 7 grandchildren, Amanda, Bobbie, Crystal, Brandy, Samantha, Rebecca and Diana; 2 great-grandchildren, Samuel and James, and a brother, Ronald Vanlerberghe.
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Cynthia Marie Scaglione

May 31, 2015

Cynthia "Cindy" Marie Scaglione, age 59, a native of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 31st. She graduated with high honors from USF in 1977 with a degree in Anthropology. Cindy went on to study law and graduated first in her class at St. Mary's University School of Law in 1980. She was a Federal Law Clerk 1980 – 1981, Federal Public Defender and Trial Attorney in 1981, Texas...
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Marian Stegmeier

September 20, 1929 - May 31, 2015

Marian Stegmeier, 85 of Port Richey passed away May 31, 2015. She was born in Long Island, New York. She is survived by her friends, Hani and Elizabeth Elias of Port Richey.
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Savio L. Gucciardo

November 3, 1950 - May 31, 2015

Savio L. Gucciardo, 64, passed away May 31, 2015. He was born on November 3, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York the son of Stephen Joseph and Grace (Sciortino) Gucciardo. Savio is survived by his loving wife, Rosalyn, children, Stephen, Paul, Michael and Jessica; 3 brothers, Joseph, Stephen, Charles; sister, Susan; 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and loving family and friends. Gathering will be...
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Rose Anderson Piontek

October 9, 1926 - May 31, 2015

Rose Anderson Piontek 88, of Spring Hill, passed away on May 31, 2015. She is survived by her loving family.
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George L. Caulfield

March 6, 1939 - May 31, 2015

George L. Caulfield, 76 passed away on May 31, 2015. He was born on March 6, 1939 in New York, New York the son of Joseph and Caroline (Eichenauer) Caulfield. George is survived by his wife, Elisabeth, 2 sons, Christopher and Glenn, daughter, Karen Dunne, step son, John Carson, step daughter, Lisa Manzella, 13 grandchildren, 2 brothers, Joseph and Kevin, sister Jenna and loving family. ...
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Thomas Anthony Plessinger

September 15, 1943 - May 30, 2015

Thomas Plessinger, 71 of Citrus Springs died May 30, 2015. He was born in Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Carol Plessinger; loving family and friends.
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Sylvia Daniels Brown

August 26, 1938 - May 30, 2015

Sylvia Daniels Brown, 76, of Clermont, FL passed away May 30, 2015 at Cornerstone Hospice at Winter Park Towers. Born in Sneads, FL she moved to the area 30 years ago from Pine Castle, FL. Predeceased by her parents, Artis and Susie Pearl Daniels. Survived by 2 sons, Jerry Eugene Brown, Jr. and daughter-in-law Robin, of Texas and Darryl Artis Brown of Apopka, FL; daughter, Lisa Brown Willett,...
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Mary L. Dickinson

April 28, 1949 - May 30, 2015

Mary L. Dickinson 66, of Spring Hill, passed away on May 30, 2015. She is survived by her sister, Pamela Benjamin; brother, John Dickinson; and loving family and friends.
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Evelyn DeGrado

February 21, 1923 - May 30, 2015

Evelyn DeGrado, 92, passed away May 30, 2015. She was born on February 21, 2913 in Chicago, Illinois. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph. Evelyn is survived by her loving granddaughter, Monique Braz, 2 great grandchildren, Cassandra and Christian, loving family and friends. Visitation will be held June 2 from 11:00am to 12:00pm at 280 Mariner Blvd. Funeral Service will begin...
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Edward Joseph Lipowski

May 2, 1958 - May 28, 2015

Edward Joseph Lipowski, 57, of Groveland, FL passed away May 28, 2015 at South Lake Hospital in Clermont, FL. Edward is predeceased by his parents, Edward and Phyllis Lipowski. Survived by his wife, Dianna Warnock, of Groveland; sons Dallas (Patricia) of Groveland and Dustin (Vanessa) of Virginia; daughter Heather of Groveland; sisters Sue and Carol of Minnesota, 8 grandchildren and 1 great...
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Willard Prewitt

October 5, 1922 - May 28, 2015

Willard Prewitt, 92 of Brooksville passed away May 28, 2015. He was born in Clio, Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Army from March of 1943 to December of 1945. He retired from the City of Cincinnati in 1983 and moved to Florida. He enjoyed golf, and being a cabinet maker in his free time. Willard is predeceased by his wife, Gladys Prewitt. He is survived by his daughter, Janet Troutman of Largo...
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