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Ci TIMES I SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1997 7 OBITUARIES 14. Funeral Home, New Port SUNCOAST DEATHS Richey, This list is extracted from detailed obituaries NAUGHTON, JOHN 89, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 17. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port published in other regional editions of the Times. Richey.

Hillsborough STEINBERG, EDNA Funeral 78, of Home, New Port Congress Richey, Street died Jan. 16. Dobies BIRCHFIELD, MARJORIE, 88, of Fullerton, Chapel, New Port Richey. formerly of Brandon, died Jan. 16.

Stowers WARNER, CLEORA 72, of New Port Richey, died Funeral Home, Brandon. Jan. 17. Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, New KUEHNER, MARY 76, of Tampa, died Jan. 17.

Port Richey, F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Tampa. YOCKACHONIS, JOSEPH 91, of Port Richey, MAPUS, JOHN FRANCIS, 66, of Tampa, died Jan. died Jan.

16. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey. 16. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview. MASON, CARY GRAVATT, 73, of Tampa, died Jan.

North Pinellas 15. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral ALBACH, BETTY MAE, 73, of Clearwater, died Jan. Home, Tampa. 13. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road POUND, MAE 86, of Temple Terrace, died Jan.

Chapel, Clearwater. 15. C. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace. ALEXANDER, WILLIE C.

"NUNNIE," 49, of E.F Largo, SCOTT, JOSEPHINE L. "JOEY," 83, of Tampa, died died Jan. 16. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater. Jan.

17. Curry Son Funeral Home, Tampa. CHARTIER, BLANCHE MARION, 79, of Montreal, a SOUTULLO, FELIX, 63, of Tampa, died Jan. 16. Largo winter resident, died Jan.

16. Holloway Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa. Funeral Home, Oldsmar. TUMEY, PAUL FREDERICK, 59, of Valrico, died Jan. GANNON, JUNE 70, of Clearwater, died Jan.

16. 13. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey WELCH, BERNARD H. 'BUD," 71, of Valrico, died Chapel, Clearwater.

Jan. 16. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon. KOERNER, L. ANN, 66, of Dunedin, died Jan.

16. Norman Dean for Services, Denville, N.J. LEAHY, JOHN FRANCIS, 79, of Pasco Tarpon Springs, BATES, ARTHUR V. 59, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 15.

Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm formerly of Palm Harbor, died Jan. 17. Morgan Harbor. Funeral Home, New Port Richey. McMORROW, PETER 95, of Largo, died Jan.

16. CULBERT, WILLIAM 84, of Port Richey, died Lewis W. Mohns, Seminole. Jan. 16.

Arlington Funeral Home, Port Richey. MILLER, ETHEL 77, of Largo, died Jan. 15. EHRHARDT, JOHN, 96, of New Port Richey, died Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Garden Jan. 16.

Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey. Chapel, Largo. GAETA, TORINO 80, of Port Richey, died Jan. MORTON, JUANITA 88, of Seminole, died Jan. 16.

Funeral Home, New Port 17. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Richey. Cemetery, Seminole. GAVENDA, CAROLINE 77, of Holiday, died Jan. TOWNSEND, MYRA FITZGERALD, 85, of 16.

Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Richmond, a Clearwater winter resident, died Road Chapel, Holiday. Jan. 17. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Fort HARRIE, ANNA CATHERINE, 75, of De Land, Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

formerly of New Port Richey, died dJan. 16. WALL, STANLEY MICHAEL, 79, of Palm Harbor, Altman-Long Funeral Home, De Bary. died Jan. 16.

Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm MARSHALL, RAYMOND, 87, of Holiday, died Jan. Harbor. 16. National Cremation Society, Holiday. YARBROUGH, MABEL 68, of Clearwater, died MORIARTY, ARTHUR 84, of Holiday, died Jan.

Jan. 16. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Fort Times photo BOBBY SANCHEZ Circuit Judge Patricia Thomas, the county's administrative judge, presides over the investiture ceremony. Judges from Page 1 liam Edwards and Leonard Damron. Former judges John Thurman and Gary Graham were invited but did not attend.

Family, friends, elected officials and dignitaries from Citrus and Hernando counties were also in attendance. "I remember how wonderful my investiture was," Thomas said. "I hope it was wonderful for them, too." It was. "It felt wonderful," Gurrola said. "But I'm glad it's over.

I was a little nervous. Of all the speeches I've had to make, this was the hardest." Blackstone was also happy to REUNIONS January Military a 43rd Infantry Division Jan. 23-26. Call (813) 856-8568. Schools a Hunter College Alumni Association, Florida West Coast Chapter -Jan.

25. Call (941) 355-2295, February Military a 1st Cavalry Division Feb. 5-8. Call (813) 864-3026 or (352) 683-1626. a 4th Infantry Division Association (Florida Chapter) Feb.

7-9. Write: Edward J. McEniry, 3936 Sail Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34652-5750. 34th Infantry Division Feb. 20.

Call (813) 376-1595 or (813) 849-7880. 36th Division (Sunshine picnic) Feb. 22. Call (813) 868-3004. 70th Division Trailblazers, 274th, 275th and 276th Infantry Regiments Feb.

5. Call (352) 795-0676. a two Jima Veterans Feb. 17-20. Call (601) 636-1861.

a Picatinny Arsenal Retirees Association Feb. 13. Call (813) 863-1810. Schools Abraham Lincoln High School (all -years) Feb. 16.

Call (954) 430-8878 or Harrison Chapel, Clearwater. South Pinellas BISHOP, JOHN, 64, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 14. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

BOYD, JAMES 64, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 16. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

BURFOOT, HELEN 87, of Bradenton, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 16. National Cremation Society, Sarasota. CREIGHTON, EDWARD DOUGLAS, 57, of Keystone Heights, formerly of St.

Petersburg, died Jan. 14. Masters Funeral Home, Palatka. GREINER, FLORENCE LORRETTA, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Jan.

16. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar. HALL, HELEN M. WENK, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Jan.

16. Brett Funeral Home Cremation Services, St. Petersburg. KULIK, LEO, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Jan.

16. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home Cremation Services, St. Petersburg. MASON, CONSTANCE 94, of St.

Louis, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 15. Brett Funeral Home Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

McCLENTON, EDMOND, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 12. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor. MERENINO, LOUISE, 90, of Gulfport, died Jan.

17. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg. PAGE, GERALD 87, of St.

Petersburg and Hopkinton, died Jan. 15. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

RASSEL, HAROLD 89, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 16. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

VAN DUSEN, ELWOOD 70, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 17. Memorial Park Funeral Home-Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

VRETOS, MATHILDE, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 15. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor. WIEDECKER, LOUISE MARY, 94, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of St.

Petersburg, died Jan. 11. Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, S.D. shop behind Figieri's home, Perez Page 1 said, they did it though Perez said he took part unwillingly. Perez said he struck Figieri's (that) the head from behind with a wooden the Sheriff's board; then Dashnau stuffed a plastic impressive," bag into Figieri's mouth, suffocating him.

burly man, was as cordial and Porky," he once from shows that was Prosecutors, though, were prepared to paint Dashnau as a cold-blooded killer who murdered Figieri because he loved the victim's wife. The linchpin of Guilty to the plea agreement. "I think it strength of the case Office put together Scaglione said. Dashnau, a large, known to neighbors outgoing. "Hi, I'm told new neighbors.

Dashnau the state's case was Dashnau's 24- year-old nephew and co-conspirator, Angel Perez. Perez, through his attorney in Syracuse, N.Y., contacted the Citrus County Sheriff's Office in November about his role in Figieri's death. "He has been physically and emotionally traumatized by this since it occurred," his attorney, Sal Piedmonte, told the Citrus Times this month. "He's been carrying it around with him for years. It finally got to a point where he felt he had to bring it out," Piedmonte said.

Until Perez came forward, authorities always thought that Figieri, then 41, disappeared without a trace in May 1994. His wife, Tina Marie, reported him missing May 19, days after she said her husband stormed out of their home at 3970 Holiday Drive in Crystal River and drove off in his gray 1992 1 Nissan pickup truck. Authorities found the abandoned truck in Tarpon Springs on Oct. 31. Mrs.

Figieri had their marriage dissolved Sept. 6. But Perez told investigators a different story. Dashnau thought Figieri was mistreating his wife and her three daughters, and Dashnau often talked about killing Figieri, Perez told authorities. So one night in May in a work- 627-5193.

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Call (813) 446-5575 or (813) 736-1196. Steinmetz High School, Chicago March 15. Call (813) 785-4826. Other 1 Abington, Mass. March 3.

Call (813) Lecanto, died Thursday (Jan. 16, 1997). Born in Iowa, he came here four years ago from Amherst, Mass. He was a retired English professor at the University of Massachusetts and was Methodist. He was a member of the Professors of Modern Language Association.

Survivors include his wife, Isabel; two sons, Patrick, San Diego, and Jesse, Edgewater, two sisters, Eleanor Thomsen, Garner, Iowa, and Hazel Wolkin, Tucson, and one grandson. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills. COLEMAN, MARIETTA MAE, BROGAN, HOWARD 84, of 59, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Jan. 15, 1997) at home. Born in Goody, she came here 10 years ago from Ypsilanti, Mich.

She was Methodist and was a member of the Michigan Club of Hernando County. Survivors include her husband, Donald; a son, Donald Ypsilanti; two sisters, Claudia Clay, Goody, and Brenda Maynard, Sidney, two brothers, Bob Billiter and James Billiter, both of Ypsilanti; and one grandson. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Seven Hills. JACK, GLENN 45, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Jan. 14, 1997) at home.

Born in Camden, N.J., he came here eight years ago from Turnersville, N.J. He was a longshoreman and was Episcopalian. Survivors include a companion, Michelle Piazza; a daughter, Bella, Spring Hill; his parents, Wesley and Leona Knettle, Hernando Beach; two brothers, Douglas, Spring Hill, and Raymond, New Jersey; a stepbrother, Wesley Knettle Wisconsin; two sisters, Kathleen Jamerson, Onanco*ck, and Renee Dermott, New Port Richey; and a stepsister, Catherine Biggs, New Port Richey. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey. RIORDAN, WILLIAM "BILL," 78, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Jan.

16, 1997) Born in Oak Park, he came here 40 years ago from Chicago. He was Catholic. Survivors include five sisters, Rita Beystehner and Geraldine Blommaert, both of Spring Hill, Patrice Furlong, Arlington Heights, Suzanne Serbin, Buffalo Grove, and Janet Hynes, Arlington Heights. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Spring Hill. HELP THEM OUT Crystal River DAYSTAR LIFE CENTER 8685 Kimberly Court, provides food to those people who normally would not be helped by state agencies.

Needed: canned and dry foods of all types, grocery store gift certificates, peanut butter, personal hygiene items and towels. The center needs cash donations for utility bills and rent. Call 795-8668. Inverness CITRUS COUNTY ABUSE SHELTER ASSOCIATION (CASA) assists women and children who have been victims of abuse within the home. Many have left bad situations with nothing more than the clothing on their backs.

Needed: canned goods, canned meats, paper products, cleaning supplies, toys, clothing, household items, linens, bedding, furniture, baby furniture and clothing, children's books, and cash donations. Volunteers are also welcome. Call 344-8111. CITRUS COUNTY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER (Citrus County Health Department) 120 Montgomery St. provides support for families.

They offer support groups for both children and parents as well as after-school tutoring and education for parents. Needed: office supplies, office paper, baby furniture, children's clothes (especially sizes 4-8), strollers, play pens, folding chairs and volunteers. Call 344-1001. 100th Infantry Division Association (WWII) May 1-4. Call (813) 733-3089.

USS Block Island Association May 28-June 1. Call (352) 637-1493. USS Newton (WWII) May 27-30. Write: William T. Young, 4206 Parkhurst Lane, Spring Hill, FL 34608.

Schools Franklin K. Lane High School, Brooklyn (Class of 1944) May 31. Call (516) 378-5945. I Hillsborough High School (Class of 1952) -May 23-24. Call HHS 52, P.O.

Box 15582, Tampa, FL 33684-5582. St. Petersburg High School (Class of 1947) -May 16-18. Call (813) 539-0455. Military USS Alaska (CB-1) -June 12-15.

Call (716) 672-4432. USS Maddox Destroyer (DD-731, 622 and 168) -June 5-8. Call (803) 222-3180. USS Sperry (AS-12) June 26-28. Call (7570 490-2462.

Schools Gulf High School (Class of 1987) June 20-22. Call (813) 929-3600. Harrison High School, Chicago (Class of 1947, June class) June 7. Call (602) 584-1635. LARSEN, EVELYN! 88, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Jan.

17, 1997) at Columbia Regional Medical Center at Oak Hill. Born in Chicago, she came here two months ago from Rapid City, Mich. She was Protestant. Survivors include a sister, Grace J. Hesley, Spring Hill.

Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Spring Hill. MALOY, LAWRENCE ABEL, 82, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Jan. 15, 1997) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Highland City, he came here seven years ago from Lithia. He was a retired public servant for the city of Tampa and an Army veteran.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth, Clearwater; a daughter, Juanita Sparrow, Washington; several grandchildren; and several great -grandchildren. Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, U.S. 19, Spring Hill. PULS, EUGENIA, 77, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Jan. 16, 1997) at Columbia Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point.

Born it in Chicago, she came here 27 years ago from Oaklawn, Ill. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include one sister and two grandchildren. Turner Funeral Home, Spring Hill. SMITH, HAROLD EDMUND, 85, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Jan.

15, 1997) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 21 years ago from Valley Stream, N.Y. He was a retired lab technician for the New York Navy Shipyard and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Madeline a daughter, Helen Gormsen, Inverness; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

THOMAS, ERMA 89, of Brooksville, died Thursday (Jan. 16, 1997) at Harborside Healthcare of Clearwater. Born in Canada, she came here 27 years ago from Horseheads, N.Y. She was a retired teacher and was a member of Brooksville Wesleyan Church. Survivors include two sons, Bud, Brooksville, and David, Clearwater; four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.

Turner Funeral Home, Brooksville. "He's been carrying it around with him for years. It finally got to a point where he felt he had to bring it out." SAL PIEDMONTE Attorney for Angel Perez Then they told Mrs. Figieri what they had done, Perez said. He said she helped them dispose of the body in an empty field in Hernando County; then they left Figieri's truck in Tarpon Springs.

Soon after the crime the two men moved into the Figieri home, but Perez soon moved to New York. Perez told investigators his story in exchange for immunity from prosecution. As long as Perez cooperates fully and investigators cannot link him to the murder independently of his testimony, he will not be charged. He was ready to appear in court Friday morning, as was Mrs. Figieri, who was subpoenaed to appear.

That morning, prosecutors filed a charge of being an accessory after the fact against Mrs. Figieri. If convicted, the first-time offender could face anywhere from probation to five years in state prison for her role covering up the murder, Scaglione said. She will be arraigned Jan. 27.

Perez is being held in protective custody in a state facility outside Citrus County. Because he faces a charge of passing a worthless check in New York, he will be returned there when prosecutors here are done with him. "Without Mr. Perez, there wouldn't have been a case; there wouldn't have been a Scaglione said. 535-5890 or (813) 862-2589.

East Rochester March 12. Call (813) 836-3708 or (813) 376-0229. 836-3708 or (813) 376-0229. Hamburg, N.Y. March 1.

Call (352) 589-9164. Muscatine, Iowa March 1. Call (941) 371-3534. Pittsford, N.Y. March 5.

Call (813) 545-5241. Sussex County, N.J. March 1. Write: Sussex County Day, Box 65, Belleview, FL 34421. Western N.Y.

March 5. Call (941) 729-5077 or (813) 677-2187. 1 Yonkers, N.Y. March 2. Call (813) 996-3839.

April Military 6147th TCG "Mosquitos" Korea- April 22-26. Call (800) 325-6317. Schools Harrison High School, Chicago (Class of 1947, January class) -April 6. Call (813) 869-7686 or (708) 788-4772. Sea Cliff High School (Class of 1940) -April 22-24.

Call 942-1478. Sewanhaka Central High School, N.Y. -April 12. Call (352) 686-7362. May Information about obituaries Obituaries: Obituaries of residents, former residents and seasonal visitors are published without charge as a public service.

Obituary information is obtained from the funeral home and may include the person's age, address, cause of death, occupation, accomplishments and surviving close relatives. Photographs to accompany obituaries are welcome. Please call (813) 869-6235 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m.

to noon Saturday and Sunday. FUNERAL NOTICES make it official and pleased to see his new fellow judges in attendance. "It speaks well for Citrus County that all of these judges were here today," Blackstone said. "It speaks volumes about how they look at the Citrus County judicial system." The new judges, their families at their side, were sworn in by Circuit Judge William Swigert, the chief judge of the 5th Judicial Circuit. "I don't get to do this too often," Swigert said.

Make no mistake about it, Thomas told the crowd, Citrus County's newest judges are already hard at work. "When they say they jumped in and started swimming right away," Thomas said, "they aren't kidding." (561) 743-8905. Lafayette High School, Brooklyn Feb. 9. Call (954) 966-7760.

Loyola College Feb. 8. Call (410) 617-2475. Miami University Alumni Association Feb. 13.

Call (813) 360-5895 and 726-6951. Morton High School, Cicero, Ill. (all years) Feb. 16. Call (813) 736-6014.

Public School 161, Brooklyn (all years) Feb. 2. Call (407) 482-5625 or (609) Roselle Park High School, N.J. -Feb. 21-22.

Write: Anne Misek, P.O. Box 67, Laurel, FL, 34272. Seton Hill College Feb. 24-26. Call (352) 596-7391 or (352) 336-4002.

South Hills High School, Pittsburg Feb. 22. Call (813) 581-0135. Southeast High School, Detroit (1925-1950) -Feb. 17.

Call (941) 377-6940. Toledo Libby High School (all years) Feb. 21-23. Call (813) 884-7018. Youngstown East High (Class of 1939) Feb.

12-13. Call (813) 392-1317. Other 1 Aurora, Ill. -Feb. 16.

Call (813) 868-2752. a Bayonne, N.J. -Feb. 13. Call (954) 722-6178 or (954) 975-2747.

1 Columbus, Indiana Snowbirds Feb. 27. Call (941) 493-9155 or (941) McWILLIAMS Barbara Mary "Lichtenberg" McWilliams, age 89, of England, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Crystal River Healthcare Rehab Center. A native of Liverpool, England, and came here from England four weeks ago.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of hom*osassa. Survivors include a son, Robert McWilliams of Wirral, U.K.; one daughter, Dorothy M. Lichtenberg of Sugarmill Woods; one brother, Tom Barford of Ormskirk, U.K.; one sister, Maud Lee of Liverpool, England; four grandchildren: Barbara, Lynn, Stuart, and Paul; five great-grandchildren: John, Bill, Shannon, Sherry and Brielle. A Funeral Service for Mrs. McWilliams, 89, of England, will be held 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan.

19, 1997, at the First United Methodist Church, hom*osassa, with Rev. Dr. Alan L. Beaver officiating. Friends will be received from 3 p.m.

until Service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church. WILDER-FOUNTAINS hom*osassa Fountains Memorial Park 5635 W. Green Acres St. hom*osassa, Florida 34446 (352) 628-2555 2 burial spaces for price of 1 -0000 in our Garden of Fountains Limited Number Available June CITRUS TIMES ON THE AIR Listen for Citrus Times news updates during Citrus 95 (95.3 FM) News Magazine broadcasts at 7, 8 and 9 a.m.

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