Obituaries published Dec. 29, 2017

Everett Frank Leggett, 90

Everett Frank Leggett, 90

Everett Frank Leggett, 90, passed away on December 26, 2017 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He was born on November 1, 1927 in Brooksville, Florida to William and Alice (Graham) Leggett.

Everett entered the Air Force at the age of 22 where he spent 26 years of honorable service, traveling to numerous countries and states during his career. He met his late beloved wife, Mary Ellen, while stationed in Rome, NY, where they married and then returned to his roots in Brooksville, FL. They enjoyed 38 years of country living, farming, and church involvement before relocating to La Luz, NM 5 years ago to be closer to his daughters, Ann and Carol. Everett enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, gardening, mechanics, and could speak intelligently on almost any subject possible. He loved his life and his God, and touched the hearts of everyone he met with his kindness and consideration.

Survivors include his two loving daughters, Ann Elizabeth Carlsen of La Luz, NM and Carol Louise Kirksey of Alta Loma, CA, both of whom will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Leggett; 3 brothers, Andrew, Jackson and Aaron; and his parents.

No services are scheduled at this time.

The Leggett family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements.

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Tami Sekiya Italiano February 15, 1938 - December 20, 2017 (Turner)

In loving memory of, Ronald J Fishaw, born in Detroit, Michigan and passed on to heaven from his home in Spring Hill, Florida on 12- 20-2017 at age 66. He is survived by his loving wife Judith K Fishaw, his 6 daughters and their spouses; Kristy, Kasey & Glen, Kelly & Dave, Kimberly & Brandon, Keri & Steve, Kortney & Matt. As well as his wonderful 8 Grandsons and 9 beautiful Granddaughters. And his little dog Joey. (Downing)

Edward R. Fischer, 59, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on December 20, 2017. Edward is survived by his sister, Lisa Marie O’Dell of Rose, Oklahoma and his life partner of 34 years, Kirby Browning. Edward enjoyed spending time with his many friends at Jersey’s, C’s Pub, and “The Aqua Bar” He will be missed by all who knew him. (Brewer)

Robert A. D’Alessio, 38, of Spring Hill passed on December 20, 2017. Born in Queens, NY on May 30, 1979. Never shy, born to be in the business of entertaining. Robert started a long and successful career in dancing at George Connelly dance studio in Queens at the age of 4. Robert lived each day of his 38 years with a passion and excitement for life. For this reason he is surrounded by an outpouring of love and Support from his Friends, Family and Co-workers. “ Find the Ridiculous in everything” (Brewer)

Peggy Clifton, 63, passed away December 20, 2017. She was born on October 20, 1954 in Russell County, Virginia the daughter of James Charles and Martha (Hill) Musick. Peggy is survived by her loving husband, Robert; daughter, Alecia; 3 sons, Matt and his wife, Emily, Mark, and James; 6 grandchildren, Riley, Seth, Barrett, Caleb, Kennedy, and Adley; 2 sisters, Margie and Bessie. (Brewer)

John R. Cleveland, 70 of Brooksville, Florida passed away on December 21, 2017. He was a U.S. Marine Corp. Veteran. John is survived by loving wife Donna; son John; daughter Candy; grandchildren Chris & William; great grandchildren Bellina & Avery. (Downing)

Harry Baccaire, 58 of Brooksville passed away December 21, 2017. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He is predeceased by his daughter, Natashic and his sister, Dawn. He is survived by his wife of 9 years, Jill Baccaire; 3 sons, Branden, Tyler and Rayn; 2 grandchildren; mother, Kay Dilibero; brothers, Steven, Michael, David, Dennis and John; sister, Brenda...(Brewer)

MARTIN, Joseph F. “Marty” age 89, of Spring Hill, FL died Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served with the National Guard for a combined service of 37 years.He is survived by wife: Carol Martin of Spring Hill, FL; sons: David Martin of Revere, MA; Tim Chiodo of Winter Haven, FL; daughters: Lorraine Olmsted of Lawrence, MA; Nancy Contardo of Medford, MA; Diane Martin of Halifax, MA; Donna Gould of Manchester, NH; Doreen Tankersley of Branford, FL; three grandchildren: Mark and Jeanette and Amber Gould; two great-grandchildren: Kevin and Whyatt. (Merritt)

Salle Cushing Richardson, 80 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on December 21, 2017. Salle is survived by son Chris (Gracie); daughter Pamela (Darryl); her brother William (JoAnn); fourteen grandchildren & nine great grandchildren. (Downing)

Max John Rivero Jr. January 4, 1932 - December 21, 2017 Max John Rivero, Jr., 85, of Brooksville, Florida passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017. He was of the Catholic faith and a US Navy Veteran. He is survived by his wife Theresa Diane Rivero; sons Max John Rivero, III; John Rivero and daughter-in-law Debbie; daughter Antoinette Rivero; sister Glady Rivero; five grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. (Turner)

John F. Baldwin March 29, 1939 - December 21, 2017 (Turner)

Frank J. Salmieri, Jr., age 74, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away December 21, 2017 at Kindred Hospital North Florida in Green Cove Springs. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Nancy Salmieri; two sons, Frank W. Salmieri and John J. (Meghan) Salmieri; four grandchildren, Dominick, Christopher, Kennith and Elizabeth, along with many other extended family and friends. (Brewer)

Gloria Christine Goocher, 84, passed away December 21, 2017. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 20, 1933. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Gloria is survived by son, Robert Goocher (JoMarie), 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and loving family and friends. (Brewer)

KOTOWICZ, Joanne Mary, 85, of Brooksville, passed away December 21, 2017 at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is survived by her sons: Eugene Kotowicz of Michigan, Edward Kotowicz of Florida, Evert Kotowicz of Michigan; daughters: Elaine Sage of Tennessee, Lori Fritzler of Florida; brother: James Bartkovich of Michigan; sister: Janet Porter of Indiana; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Merritt)

Christopher A. Holguin, Jr. 23 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on December 22, 2017. Christopher is survived by parents Jacob & Jamie; grandfather Jeff; sisters Gabrielle & Alexieya and his Aunt Laura. (Downing)

Evelyn M. Robertson, 71 of Weeki Wachee, Florida passed away on December 22, 2017. Evelyn is survived by loving husband William; son Billy; daughters Chantel (Bob) & Jonna (Glenn); sister Diane; three grandchildren & three great grandchildren. (Downing)

Jose Luis Correa March 17, 1942 - December 22, 2017 Jose Luis Correa, 75, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, Florida. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Virginia Correa, Spring Hill, Florida; father Jose Luis Correa-Bairan, Carolina, Puerto Rico; sons Richard Alex Correa, Bronx, New York and Louis A. Correa (wife Lena), Riverdale, Bronx, New York; sister Gladys Rodriguez (husband Sigfredo), Carolina, Puerto Rico; brother Robert Correa (wife Belinda, Richmond, Texas; nephew Dereck Rodriguez (wife Joanne), Hialeah, Florida; nephew Thomas Correa, Bronx, New York and niece Katherine Correa-Hicks (husband Lloyd), Needville, Texas. (Turner)

Sally Ann Bogner, 77, of McDonald, OH passed away December 22, 2107 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, FL. Sally is predeceased by her parents, Delmas and Nancy Llewellyn. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Robert F. Bogner; her daughter, Cindy (Christopher) Stitt; her son, Robert D. (Heather) Bogner; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many other extended family and friends. (Brewer)

Cress, Richard, “Dick”, a Navy veteran, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 23, 2017, and leaves behind his devoted wife of almost 60 years, Deloris, his sons, Daniel Cress, David Cress (Heather), and daughter, Dana Josapak (Rob), three grandchildren, Jessica Mayer (Brian), Cameron Josapak, and Marcella Cress. (Pinecrest)

James Brown, Jr. March 1, 1943 - December 23, 2017 James Brown, Jr. was born in Ocala, FL on March 1, 1943 to the late James Brown, Sr. and the late Dorothy Lee Parker. James settled in Tampa in 1972 and married the late Annie Mae Brown. He was a deacon at Idlewild Baptist, under the leadership of Pastor Ken Whitten. He was a Father, a friend, a brother, and a giant in the community. (Cason)

Jerry L. Chism, 74 of Brooksville, Florida passed away on December 23, 2017. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Jerry is survived by loving wife Pam; daughters Adrienne & Mary; his brother Philip; sisters Mary Nickleson & Phillis; several nieces & nephews. (Downing)

Marian Joan Cruz, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on December 23, 2017. Born in New York, Marian resided in Levittown, LI for over 45 years. Predeceased by son Bobby, Marian is survived by daughter Linda Hanley; her sister Dorothy DeLuca; grandchildren Sean & Katie Hanley; great granddaughter Gemma Hickey. (Downing)

Margarete G. Mentus October 17, 1933 - December 23, 2017 (Turner)

Thomas Finn Ulrichsen June 6, 1933 - December 23, 2017 (Turner)

Sondra Gail Trotter, 74 of Brooksville passed away December 23, 2017.
She retired with Publix, and the Hernando County School Board. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and cooking. Sondra is survived by her son, Tony Trotter and his wife, Marisol; daughter, Denise Lied and her husband, Ray; 5 grandchildren, Heather, Krissa, Trey, Jason and Zach Lied; 3 great grandchildren, Kylee, Jeremiah, KJ., and one on the way; 2 sisters, Beth and Peggy; brother, Ronald; loving family and friends. (Brewer)

Elizabeth Cravotta 95, of Spring Hill, passed away at her home on Dec. 23, 2017. She was born in Boston, MA and came to this area 30 yrs. ago. She is survived by her sons, Richard Cravotta and John Cravotta; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Brewer)

HOWARD, Frank Donald “Donnie”, 66, of Brooksville, died Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was born November 10, 1951 in Spartanburg, South Carolina and came to this area four years ago. He was the owner and operator of a roofing and siding business. He is survived by many friends. (Merritt)

Ann Pauline (Duzy) Clinger July 23, 1932 - December 24, 2017 (Turner)

David Donald Dion 80, of Spring Hill, passed away on December 24, 2017. He is survived by his sons, Peter Dion (Elizabeth) of Rockville Centre, New York, Timothy Dion (Elizabeth) of Ringwood, Illinois, and Matthew Dion (Brenda) of Smithville, Missouri; and 6 grandchildren. (Brewer)

Dorothy Hanko, 80 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on December 25, 2017. Dorothy is survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews & cousins. (Downing)