October 1st through October 9th 2015

Jack Horgan of the Council of Foreign Relations passed away October 1st. His wife and children were with him. Jack was an expert on Japan, fluent in Japanese, and was a sharp, challenging and caustic political commentator. In the U.S. Army he served in World War II in the Pacific and trained for the forecasted 1946 sea invasion of Japan's Home Islands. He returned to the United States and obtained his degree from Harvard. He then joined the CIA and served many tours in Japan, Korea, Philippines, Southeast Asia and Ghana. He was a key U.S.

September 25th to October 1st

RICE, Gladys Adelia, age 94 of Spring Hill, died Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Heron Pointe Health and Rehabilitation of Brooksville. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, she came here 19 years ago from Lakewood, New Jersey. She was a homemaker, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Catholic faith. Survivors include her son: Glenn Rice of Basi, California; daughters: Penny Guinta and Lynn Bonessa both of Spring Hill, Florida and Patricia McQuillian of Corona, California; 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.

September 18th to September 24th 2015

GARGANO, Mathew, age 43 of Hernando, FL died Friday, September 18, 2015 at his home. Born in Boston, Massachusetts he came here 30 years ago from Taunton, Massachusetts. He was a Journeyman with the Millwrights Union in Tampa, U.S. Army Veteran of the Gulf War Era, an avid Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Fan and was of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Gargano, Sr. Survivors include his son: Noah of Tampa; mother: Arlene “Angel” Gargano of Hernando; brothers & sister-in-law: Mike Gargano, Jr.

September 12th to September 18th 2015

WRIGHT, Margaret I., age 93, of Brooksville, FL, died Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Oak Hill Hospital. She was born in Elkhart, Indiana and came to the area 26 years ago from Marion, Indiana. She was a retired Sunday School teacher and a member of the Wesleyan Women’s International and a life member of the Trained Nurses Association of Nepal. Src: Merritt

August 30th to September 3rd

DUZINSKI, Mary, of Spring Hill passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at The Heartland of Brooksville. Born in Tuczin, Poland, she came to this area in 1990 from Mandeville, Louisiana. She was an interpreter for the Immigration Department and was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Survivors include her sons: Edward Borkowski of Spring Hill, Bernard Duzinski & Ben Borkowski, both of Brooksville and Gene Borkowski of Butner, NC; sister: Zocia of Poland and 3 grandchildren. Src: Merritt

August 15th to August 29th 2015

Beach, Fred Edwin, 71, of Spring Hill, passed away on Saturday, August 15.
Fred retired from the US Marine Corps and loved making his yard the pride of the neighborhood. Src: Turner

Darlene J. LaMont-Kudrna, 78, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was called home to be with our Lord on August 15, 2015. She and her husband Frank moved to Brooksville in 2011. Src: Pinecrest

Norris E. Minton, 79, of Brooksville, passed away August 14, 2015. Src: Downing Src: Downing

July 21 through August 14, 2015

Sumner “Locke” Bogart, 73 of Weeki Wachee passed away July 21, 2015. Src: Brewer

Jean M. Nikodem, of Spring Hill, passed away on July 22, 2015. Src: Downing

Iasenza, Rose - 7/23/2015 Src: Turner

SOTOMAYOR, Louis A., age 66 of Weeki Wachee passed away Friday, July 24, 2015. Born in Queens, NY he came to this area in 1989 from Cocection, NY. He was a US Air Force Veteran. Src: Merritt

June 21- July 21st 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. Source: Brewer and Sons

Willis “Bill” Perry, age 86, of Brooksville, Fl. died on June 20. Bill was born on March 14, 1929, in Davin, West Virginia, to the late Cecil Herbert & Ella Mae (Cline) Perry. Src: Turner

LAWHORN, JaneClare, age 72 of Spring Hill passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at her home. Born in Manhattan, NY she came to this area in 1987 from New Jersey. Source: Merritt Funeral Home

June 11- 20th 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 and family; especially his best friend, Doby Gibson of 33 years.