Obituaries February 13th though February 25th 2016

Dunstan Oliver I., age 84, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016. He was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey. He is survived by his loving wife of forty years Camille
Dunstan; sons Charles La Bella; Larry La Bella and wife Janet; daughters Carolyn Knowlton and husband Dan; Sandy Little and husband Toby; Lois Martin and husband Don; Karen Potter and husband Craig; grandchildren Erika, Bobby, Daniel, John, Lauren, Leanne, Stephanie and Donnie. Memorial service will be at a later date. Src: Turner

AVIOTTI, CHARLES JOSEPH, Jr., age 91, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016. He was born in Memphis, TN. Charles is survived by two daughters, Joy and Susan (Thomas); two sons, Mike (Cheryl) and Patrick; granddaughters, Faith (John), Samantha, Michelle, Heather and Karen; grandsons, Andrew, Lucas and Kevin, great grandchildren, Willow, Amanda and Jacob; and great grandchild, Finley. Src: Pinecrest

Wissbroecker, Edwin K., age 91, died Saturday, February 13, 2016. He was born in Polar, Wisconsin. Predeceased by first wife, Phyllis; daughter: Judy Arlene and all of his siblings; he is survived by wife: Wilma of Brooksville, FL; son and daughter-in-law: Raymond and Katherine J. Wissbroecker of Bourbonnais, IL; daughters and sons-in-law: Margaret and Tony Winter of Huntington, IN; Karen and Mark Wirth of Wichita KS; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Src: Merritt

Chase Cheryl Lynn, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Src: Turner

Davis Linda Darnell, age 63 of Spring Hill passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016. She was born in Dayton, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Mark Davis of Spring Hill; daughter, Kim Ledbetter of Spring Hill; granddaughter, Jamie McDaniel of Spring Hill, and a great granddaughter on the way; loving family and friends. Src: Brewer

Roberts Elizabeth J., age 88 passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016. She was born in Barnsboro, PA. She is predeceased by her brother, Joseph Roberts, Jr. Elizabeth is survived by her brother, Maurice Roberts, 3 nieces, 2 nephews, caregiver, Debbie George, and loving family. Memorial at later date. Src: Brewer

Jernigan Shirley Jones passed away Monday, February 15, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Virginia Jones and her husband James Pittman Jernigan. She leaves behind her daughter, Gege Jernigan Gornto (James), sons: Charles (Mahalley), Roy (Terrie), grandchildren: Jensie Chetelat (Steven), Amber Cameron (Eric), Ashley Gomes (John), Justin Jernigan (Alicia), Kevin Jernigan (Brianna) and 10 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her siblings: Francis Palka, Hazel Snow, Mary Jean Patrick and Charles Jones (Elsie). Src: Merritt

Combs Lillian, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016. Src: Turner

Gusmano Paul, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2016. Src: Turner

Westphal Rolf, age 70 of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Survived by son, Ahti Rolf Westphal & lifelong friend, Susan Schug. Src: Brewer

Storey Virginia L., age 37 of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Wednesday February 17, 2016. She is survived by daughter, Kayla Storey of Weeki Wachee; and son, James Storey of Weeki
Wachee; mother, Patricia Storey and her spouse Renee Peardon of Weeki Wachee; sister, Heather Cappagli of Spring Hill; grandmother, Virginia Walker of Spring Hill; aunt, Linda Cooper of Wesley Chapel; and many other extended family. Src: Brewer

Wittress Anne K., age 101 passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016. She was born on February 8, 1915 in Penobscot, PA. She is survived by her loving family. Src: Brewer

Ramant Gabriel G., age 83 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016. Gabriel was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by loving wife, Margaret; daughters Lynn Rife ( Spencer), Kathleen Showman ( Michael) and Carrie Schroeder (Shawn). Gabriel also leaves behind 7 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter & 4 step great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Frances Cabrini at 12:00 noon on Monday February 22, 2016. Src: Downing

Snow Charles R., age 80 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Charles is survived by his loving wife Maria; daughters Marta & Maria and his brother Ronald. Src: Downing

Jones, William M. “Bill” age 63 of Brooksville, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Bayfront Health Brooksville. Survivors include his wife: Sheila; son & daughter-in-law: William J. & Bridie Jones of Brooksville; daughter: Christine Jones of Brooksville; brother & sister-in-law: Dale & Gena Jones of Tavares, FL; grandchildren: Brett, Trent, Nick, Clay, Paige, Bailey, Jake, CJ and Carson; great grandson: Drake; step-brother: Larry; step-sisters: Patty, Mary Lou and Sue. Src: Merritt

Appel, Sandra Gay Elfenbein “Sandi”, age 81, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus of the Nature Coast. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lazaire and Edith Elfenbein. Sandi is survived by her brother & sister-in-law: Gary & Helen Elfenbein; sister: Janice “Jan” Elfenbein English; nephews: Lonny (& Holly) Elfenbein, Bradley Elfenbein and Greg English and her beloved great niece, Olivia. Src: Merritt

Kraengel Elaine G., age 70 of Hudson, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Elaine is survived by her son Chris (Kim); daughters Heidi (Scott) & Heather. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory, her brother Butch and grandchildren Alyssa & Landon. Visitation Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Downing Funeral Home and Cremation Services Spring Hill, FL. Funeral Service Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00 PM. Src: Downing

Vernon Raymond S., passed away on Saturday February 20, 2016. Src: Turner

Muschiatti Louis, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Src: Turner

Griffey Billie, age 83, of Brooksville, Florida passed away at HPH Hospice House on Saturday February 20, 2016. She is predeceased by her husband, Jim; parents, Claude and Media Smith; and daughter, Linda Gail Griffey. She is survived by her daughters, Melissa Griffey and her partner Sherrie Sloane and Phyllis Gillespie; sons, Jimmy Griffey and his wife, Bitha; Darrell Griffey and his wife, Kathy and Rick Griffey; 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren along with many other family and friends. Src: Brewer
Vozniak Joseph P., age 51 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Joseph is survived by daughter Kristen & granddaughter Emily. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents Mitchell & Barbara and his brother David. No services to be held. Src: Downing

Bell Concetta C., age 89 of Weeki Wachee, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Concetta is survived by her sons Raymond & Tony; daughter Linda (Tom) Sider and 6 grandchildren. No services to be held. Src: Downing

Buckingham Kathryn Joe of Ridge Manor, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Visitation Monday, February 29 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Brewer & Sons Funeral Home followed by a Celebration of Life Monday, February 29 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Brewer & Sons Funeral Home 1190 S. Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601 Burial Monday, February 29 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM Florida National Cemetery 6502 SW 102nd Ave Bushnell, FL 33513 Src: Brewer

Faleri Benedetta, age 78 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016. Survived by sons Mark, Filippo & Daniele; daughters Virna & Elena; brother Francesco. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren & one great grandchild. No services to be held. Src: Downing

Geddes Clara L., age 93, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away Monday, February 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years Warren Barron. She is survived by her faithful and dear friend of 65 years Mary Falk. Src: Turner

Wilson Steven L., age 59 of Brooksville passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Linda Wilson of Brooksville; 2 step-children; Shane Woodruff and his wife, Jessica and Shana Lee Woodruff both of Spring Hill; mother, Billie Marie Wilson; siblings, Sheila Pearce, Patty Kasper and Cheryl Shields; brother, Bob Wilson; grandchildren, Kreek Nelson, Alyssa Bean, Mattie Woodruff and Laurel Woodruff; loving family and friends. Src: Brewer

McDermott (Nee Bartholomew) Dairy Lyn went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 22, 2016. She leaves behind her husband Cecil, daughters, Claudia and Antoinette (Toni), son Michael, siblings: Lloyd, Olga, Joyce, Gloria and George and many nieces and nephews as well as in-laws. Src: Brewer

Hodge Robert T., age 81, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016. He was a US Mariner veteran and will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Marcia S. Hodge; sons Robert W. Hodge and wife Lori; Jimmie Ford and Jack W. Ford and wife Michelle; daughters Sandra J. Liddle; Susan L. Moon and husband Peter; Christine A. Holton and husband Jim; brother Ronald G. Hodge and wife Carol; sister Donna Kubecka and husband Stephen; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Memorial service will be 11-2:00 pm Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Robert’s home in Spring Hill. Src: TurnerMartinez Gisela passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Funeral Service Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Turner Funeral Homes Spring Hill Chapel 14360 Spring Hill Drive Spring Hill, FL 34609. Committal Service Saturday, February 27, 2016 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Brooksville Cemetery 1275 Olmes Rd Brooksville, FL. Src: Turner

Silver Helene, age 73, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2016. She is predeceased by her parents. Helene is survived by her companion, Joyce Zimmermacher whom she met 35 years age, brother, George Bartichek, sister in law, Nanette, two nieces, Lori and her husband, Carl, Keri and her husband, Joe and two great nieces, Kaitlyn and Isabella, great nephew, Jeffrey and very good friend and gambling partner, Maria. Visitation Thursday, March 03, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Brewer & Sons Wake Thursday, March 03, 2016 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Brewer & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Friday, March 04, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM St Joan of Arc Catholic Church 13485 Spring Hill Drive Spring Hill, FL 34609. Burial Friday, March 04, 2016 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM Masaryktown Cemetery 16345 Squirrel Prairie Road Masaryktown Cemetery, FL 34606. Src: Brewer

Perkins Judith S., age 71, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2016. She is survived by her children, Alexander, Deborah and Thomas, four grandchildren, Connor, Cameron, Brian and Julia; brother, John; and sister, Elaine. Graveside Service Tuesday, March 01, 2016 Florida National Cemetery (Not confirmed yet) 6502 SW 102nd Ave. Bushnell, FL 33513. Src: Brewer

Santoro Robert, age 94 of Brooksville, FL passed away February 24, 2016 at home with his children by his side. Robert was a World War II Veteran and served in New Guinea and the Philippines. He is predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Bernardine Santoro. He is survived by his children, Robert Santoro of Brooksville, FL; Catholeen Santoro Geczi (Robert) of Whitaker, PA; Gregory Santoro of Brooksville, FL; Margaret Santoro of Brooksville, FL; Dorothea Santoro Beveridge (Robert) of Brandon; Anthony Santoro (Ruth) of Tampa, FL; Brian Santoro (Jacqueline) of Brooksville, FL; Mary Santoro Davis (Scott) of Lakeland, FL; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Friends and family will be received on Monday, Feb. 29th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Brewers Brooksville Chapel with a Celebration of Life on Tues. March 1st at 11:00 a.m. Brooksville Chapel with Pastor Joe Santerelli Officiating. He will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Tuesday, March 01, 2016 at 12:30 PM. Src: Brewer

Salazar, German, age 79 of Spring Hill passed away Friday, February 26, 2016. He is predeceased by his wife: Alba. Survivors include his daughters: Luz Salazar-Fulbright of New Port Richey & Ana M. Salazar-Bodnaruk of Spring Hill; brothers: Fabio & Alvaro Salazar & Amparo Gonsalez; sisters: Magdaline Rodriguez & Cecila Lopez and 2 grandchildren. Visistation for friends will be 2- 6pm Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel where a prayer service will be conducted at 3pm. A funeral mass will be 11am Monday, February 29th at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with Father James Flemming officiating. Src: Merritt

DROZ, CHARLES M., age 87, Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth and son, Adam and one grandchild, Daniel. A funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Tim Coats on Monday, February 29, at noon, at Family First Assembly, 12435 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34609. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors. Src: Pinecrest