Obituaries Sept. 12 - 24, 2017

John "Captain John" Schlapkohl

John "Captain John" Schlapkohl of Sugar Island passed away peacefully at home on Thursday September 21, 2017. John is survived by his wife Beatrice Schlapkohl (nee Mayer) his daughters Julieta Booz (Donald), Margarita Monleon, Maria Huffman (James), and his son Walter Schlapkohl, and five grandchildren. John was pre-deceased by his first wife, Emily, and his parents, Walter and Josephine Schlapkohl. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in
Middletown, NJ.

Mamone Joseph A., age 95 of Brooksville passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Src; Brewer

Biancho Mary Ann, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Src; Turner

Weiss, Yolanda, age 77, of Hudson, FL passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She is survived by husband: Ronald Weiss; sons and daughters-in-law: David and Lisa Weiss; Steven and Robin Weiss; Mark Weiss; 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Src; Merritt

Gonzalez, M.D., Dennis, age 67, of Spring Hill, FL passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran. Predeceased by parents: Enrique Gonzalez and Dulce Portal Gonzalez. He is survived by wife: Robin Gonzalez; sons: Dennis Jr., (Annette) and Philip Progar; daughter: Erica Gonzalez; and 4 grandchildren. Src; Merritt

Stamper Charles Warren, age 90 of Brooksville passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He is predeceased by his son, Jerry Charles Stamper. He is survived by his wife, Billie Ruth Stamper; 2 sons, Barry Stamper, and Allen Stamper; 2 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Src Brewer

Hastings Elna Mae, age 100, of Brooksville passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She is predeceased by her husband Raymond Hastings; grandsons, Raymond Pyle and Rocky Miles. Elna is survived by her daughter, Anita Colleen Pyle; sons, Walter G. Hastings and his wife, Sharon., and Warren D. Hastings and his wife, Penny; 14 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Hottel Patricia Shiley passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Pat is survived by her husband Jim Hottel, children: Carl Hottel (Donna Brooks- Hottel), Christine Lord (Christopher Lord), and Karen Millea (Tom Millea), 7 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Src; Pinecrest

Ruppel Gertrude M., age 89 of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Gertrude is survived by daughters Ruth (Richard) & Regina (Kevin); six grandchildren & two great grandchildren. Src; Downing

Bezile Edna, age 86, of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Lyle and daughter, Michelle. Src; Brewer

Kelly Irene Rita, age 93, of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Irene was preceded in death by her husband Howard. She is survived by her five children: Raymond Kelly (Kathy); Sharon Aurigemma (Frank); Janet Iaci (Jack); Douglas Kelly (Deborah), Robert Kelly (Christine); 17 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren. Src; Turner

Lagonia Eleanor Marie, age 89, of Spring Hill, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. Eleanor is survived by her husband Richard Lagonia. Src; Brewer

Bras Jose Z., age 81, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. Jose is survived by his wife, Teresa; 2 sons, Jose and David; and 6 grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Sobba Vernon W., age 58 of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. Vernon is survived by his wife Karen; son James (Jamie); daughter Tara (Arthur); and six grandchildren. Src; Downing

Paul Leo Whitaker passed away on September 17, 2017. Paul is predeceased by his wife; Jeann Whitaker, mother; Ora Whitaker, father; Alamander Whitaker. Paul is survived by his sons; Steven (Elizabeth) Whitaker, Kevin (Cindy) Whitaker, Brian (Casey) Whitaker, and eight grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; loving family and friends. Brewer

Lloyd A. Dummer,76, passed away on September 18, 2017. Lloyd was a lifetime member of VFW Post 8681. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Shyrl. He is survived by his loving children, Brian, Laurie, Vicky and Ricky. Gathering will be held at VFW Post 8681 on September 22, 2017 from 2 to 4.

MCCARTER, Charles D., age 90, lifelong resident of Brooksville, FL died Saturday, September 16, 2017. He was born in Gastonia, NC and retired from the U.S. Navy as Chief Warrant Officer2. He is survived by wife: Elise McCarter; son: Bobby C. McCarter, both of Brooksville, FL; sister and brother-in-law: Ann Jackson and Julian McGill of Charleston, SC; 2 grandchildren; Kelly and Jamie McCarter. Merritt

NELSON-WARD, Lillian M., age 75 of Hernando Beach, FL died Monday, September 18, 2017. She is survived by son: Dan Nelson of Hernando Beach, FL; daughters: Cheryl Nelson of Spring Hill, FL; Dawn Nelson of Land O' Lakes, FL; sister: Dorothy Wuschke of Brockton, MA; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Merritt

Lester J. Blaul, 96, of Coconut Creek, Florida passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was a WWII Army veteran. Funeral service will be 10AM Saturday, September 23, 2017 visitation from 9-10AM prior to the service located at Turner Funeral Home 14360 Spring Hill Drive Spring Hill, Florida 34609. Turner

Janette H. Santoro
April 27, 1921 - September 17, 2017; Turner

James E. Manson, 77 of Brooksville, Florida passed away on September 17, 2017. James is survived by sons Jeff (Gina), Loren (Pat) & James (Heather); daughter Simone (Jim); sisters Lucy, Jennie & Sue; twelve grandchildren & ten great grandchildren. Visitation at Downing Funeral Home from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on September 24, 2017. Downing

Langford Larry David, age 50, of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He is survived by his mother Connie Register, father Jim E. Register, and brother: Christopher Register. Src; Merritt

Gonzalez Carlos J., age 68, of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He is survived by his wife Juana Millan; sons and daughter-in-law: Carlos Gonzalez, Jr; David and Ana Gonzalez; daughter and son-in-law: Marisol Gonzalez and Jose Merced; 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Src; Merritt

Kent Robert H., age 74, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He served in the US Air Force. Robert is survived by his daughter Lisa Sigillo, son Robert Kent, Jr., and grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Curran Norman W., age 92, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Norman is survived by his daughters, Judy (Ken) Broston, Diane (Jon) Kaufman, Kim Curran, Nancy (Bob) Porter, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Levesque Armand A. Sr. “Frenchy” age 98, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran. He is predeceased by wife, Eleanore, daughter, Elise McLean, and son Albert Levesque. He is survived by sons: John; Paul; Armand A. Jr.; daughter Suzanne Kennedy; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Src; Merritt

Zonver Judy “Jude” Lea, pf Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Src; Brewer

Macchia Ralph S., age 84, passed away on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017. He is predeceased by his parents. Ralph is survived by his wife Rosemary; sons, Gerard (Debbie) and Nicholas (Carleen); 4 granddaughters, and 2 great-granddaughters. There will be a funeral mass on Saturday, September 30th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Src; Turner

Barbara Louise Wall July 1, 1941 - September 20, 2017; Turner

Powers Lucille J. passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Src; Turner

Olejnik Karolina, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth and 1 grandson. Src; Downing

Moscal Jack C., age 80 of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jack is survived by sons Chad & Kurt; and 3 grandchildren. Src: Downing

Bauer Manfred, L. “Fred”, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Susan, his daughters, Ingrid and Heidi, his sons, Freddy and Karl and his stepson, Keith, and 8 grandchildren. Src; Turner

Eddy Marie Louise, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Src; Turner

Gone to meet our heavenly Father, Adam C. Cremin, 27, of Brooksville, passed away September 21, 2017. He was born December 29, 1989 and lived all of his life in Brooksville. He had lots of friends: he will be missed by so many. Go rest in peace Adam. Merritt

Fant Wayne Hugh, age 83 of Brooksville passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Bard and her husband, John; 4 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Src; Brewer

Chisholm Bernice Elaine, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Src; Turner

CARR, Raymond Adam, 64, passed away September 22, 2017. He was born August 31, 1953 and was a lifelong resident of Brooksville, Florida. A Memorial Service will be held 4:00pm, Friday, September 29, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Edd Denton officiating. Merritt

Evard Julia A., age 81 of Spring Hill, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. Julia is survived by her husband Joe; sons Joe Jr. & Jim; daughters Julia, Mary & Jean; and eleven grandchildren. Src; Downing
Obenrader Carrie Lynn, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Src; Turner

HUGHES, Ira Mae, age 92 of Spring Hill, Florida, died Saturday, September 23, 2017 at her home. She moved to Spring Hill 12 years ago from her native, Cordele, Georgia. Visitation for friends will be 9-10am, Friday, September 29, 2017 at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where funeral services will begin at 10:00am with Pastor Freddie Hinson, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Merritt

Gene A. Leavitt, Jr., 51 of Brooksville passed away September 23, 2017. He was born in Painesville, Ohio.
He was employed as a roofer at J.M. Scott Roofing.Gene was a great mechanic, and enjoyed going to the races. He is predeceased by his mother, Erma Leavitt and his sister, Sherry Pike. Gene is survived by his daughter, Kaylin Leavitt of OH; father, Gene Leavitt, Sr. of FL., and sister, Gloria Hunter of OH; loving family and friends. Brewer

Tremblay Ruth Helen, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Src; Turner

HOLLAND, Kitty L., 57, of Brooksville, passed away September 24, 2017 at Bayfront Health Brooksville. She was born June 20, 1960 in Sebring, Florida and has been a lifelong resident of Brooksville, Florida. Merritt

Donna M. Bradley, 75, of Spring Hill, passed away on September 24, 2017. She is survived by her loving family. Brewer

James W. Barentine, 72 of Brooksville, Florida passed away on September 24, 2017. James is survived by loving wife Erla; daughters Deritha (Daniel) & Sharon; stepsons Ricky & James;
his brother Thomas; sister Gail; seven grandchildren & two great grandchildren. Downing

Richard M. Boulier, 71 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on September 24, 2017. Richard is survived by loving wife Susan; sons Richard, Christopher (Amy), Bryan & Scott; daughters Rhonda (Tom), Penny (Tom) & Dawn; brothers Larry & Todd; sisters Lois & Louise andtwelve grandchildren. Visitation at the Downing Funeral Home from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on October 8, 2017. Downing