Maurice R. Humphries Sr. HUMPHRIES, Maurice R. Sr., 72, passed away on March 17, 2018, in Zephyrhills. He was born on Dec. 5, 1945, in Dade City. His parents, Maurice S. Humphries and Mary Hancock, preceded him in death. His loving partner, Julie Morris, survives along with children, Patsy (Tommy) Patterson, Maurice R. Humphries Jr., Thomas Hale, Evelyn (Peanut) Humphries, Buddy Humphries and Alexis Humphries; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held March 20 at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 36327 S.R. 54.
Philip Ray Scott SCOTT, Philip Ray, 75, passed away March 16, 2018, in Zephyrhills. He was born to William and Stanley Elizabeth in Lexington, Ky., on May 12. 1942. His parents, three brothers, four sisters and one daughter: Teresa Suttner, preceded him in death. His loving wife, Jo Carol, survives along with sons, Philip Randy, Timothy Dwayne and Eric Nimon and daughters, Tonya (Skip) Campbell, Jana Scot and Lisa Nimon; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on March 24 from 4-6 p.m. with a service immediately following at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 36327 S.R. 54.
John Joseph Szatyari SZATYARI, John Joseph, 66, of Zephyrhills, passed away at Florida Hospital Tampa on March 6, 2018. John was born on Feb. 3, 1952, in Kankakee, Ill., to Joseph C. Szatyari and Audrey Fay (Loyce) Szatyari. John married the love of his life, Patricia (Lawson) Szatyari, on May 23, 1981. They moved to Florida from Peachtree, Ga., almost 15 years ago. John was strong in his faith and incredibly hardworking. He loved his job at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, where he had worked as a catheterization laboratory assistant for the last 12 years. Those who knew him best describe John as a fun-loving jokester. Some of his favorite things were gardening, motorcycles and scooters, and Bob Dylan. Along with his loving wife, John is survived by one daughter, Kelly Szatyari; one son, Chris (Leigh) Whitfield two brothers, Mike (Dee) Dimitri and Jay (Roxanne) Szatyari; and two sisters, Vida (Kenny) James and Diann (Roger) Pierce A visitation was held March 10 at Hodges Family Funeral Home and the funeral service took place March 12 at Faith Baptist Church in Zephyrhills. Burial followed at Chapel Hill Gardens. A memorial service was also held at Zephyrhills Hospital Chapel on March 13.
Ronald K. Vogel VOGEL, Ronald K., 89, a former resident of Zephyrhills and most recently of the Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home in Land O’ Lakes, peacefully passed away on March 2, 2018, after a long illness. He was born on Aug. 30, 1928, in Callicoon, N.Y., to John and Mae (Spielmann) Vogel. He spent his childhood on a farm in Youngsville N.Y. His family moved to Manchester, Conn., while he was still in school and he completed his educational years at Howell Cheney Regional Vocational-Technical School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air National Guard in 1948 and served during the Korean Conflict at the Suffolk County Air Force Base in Long Island, N.Y., while also employed with the Southern New England Telephone Co. (SNET). He eventually transferred to Enfield, Conn. and continued working as a cable splicer and phone installer with SNET for a total of 35 years. He opted to take an early retirement to travel the nation in his RV, with his wife, Evelyn (Flynn) Vogel, who preceded him in death. They enjoyed traveling the country meeting many new people, and making friends that would stay in touch with them, for the remainder of their lives. Two sons, Ronald M. and wife Eleanor (Stannard) of Texas and Robert S. and wife Jane (Golden) of Massachusetts survive along with two grandchildren, Stacy (Richard) Geades of Texas and Marc Vogel of Texas; and one great-grandson, Tyler. A sister-in-law Edna Vogel, from Connecticut, also survives him. His sister, Marion (Bernard) Humiston, and his brother, Herbert Vogel, both of Connecticut, preceded him in death. The family wishes to thank Dr. B. Bedi and his staff of Zephyrhills; the staff of Assisting Hands Home Care of Zephyrhills and the staff of Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home of Land O’ Lakes for the excellent care they all gave him during his later years of his life. The family will hold a private funeral and burial service in New York later in the year. Hodges Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Alfred L. ‘Mike’ Viner VINER, Alfred L. “Mike”, 77, passed away March 1, 2018. He was born in Hinsdale, Mass., on April 13, 1940. He had lived at Southport Springs for the past 13 years. Al was a United States Army veteran and a loyal Teamsters Union trucker for 32 years for N&B Express. He worked for Bahr’s Propane for 10 years after moving to Zephyrhills. Al was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was an altar server. Friends and neighbors looked to Al for his expertise as a handyman. He had many interests and hobbies, including playing horseshoes, shuffleboard and cards, bowling, dancing and going on cruise with his many friends and neighbors. His wife of 46 years, Marilyn Hill Viner, survives. A sister, Ann Marie (Topsy) Gravel of Hinsdale, Mass., also survives, along with a brother, Fred “Butch” Viner and sister-in-law, Judi Viner of Hinsdale, Mass.; children, Michelle (Orlando Blair) of Hinsdale, Mass., Debbie (Tim) Chouhan of Plainfield, N.H., Michael (Sharon) Viner and Greg Viner of Hinsdale, Mass., Ann Marie Garland of Hinsdale, Mass., Alfred L. (Angie) Viner Jr. of Wesley Chapel, Michelle (Chris) Streeter of Lakeland, Shawn (Peggy) Mazzer of Greenfield, Mass. and daughter-in-law, Colleen Viner of Zephyrhills; grandchildren, Erica, Nate, James, Catherine, Elizabeth, Josephine, John, Mary, Claire, Gabby, Dani, Isabelle, Alfred Viner III (Tre), Patience Viner and Tayah Meattie; nieces and nephews, Jenny and Jim Hewitt, Jeff and Laura Viner, Chris and Melissa Gravel and Alexandra and Ian Hall. Several cousins and a brother-in-law, Richard (Gina) Hill, also survive. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on April 13 at 9:30 a.m. and burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, in care of Jean Taylor; or to the Southport Springs Horseshoe League, in care of Donald Wheeler, 3852 Ranger Parkway, Zephyrhills, FL 33541. Hodges Family Funeral Home, 36327 S.R. 54, Zephyrhills, is handling arrangements.
Pamela Kay Claycomb CLAYCOMB, Pamela Kay, 59, of St. Petersburg and formerly of Zephyrhills, passed away March 13, 2018. She was born in Bloomington, Ill., on Oct. 23, 1958, to Paul and Golda (Smith) Dawson. She was a member of the American Legion in Pinellas Park and enjoyed family and friends and her beloved dog, Chelsie. Her son, Shane (Rene) Davis of Zephyrhills survives along with two grandchildren, Kayla of Orlando and Brett Davis of Zephyrhills. Services were held March 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Tripp Hughes Halstead HALSTEAD, Tripp Hughes, 7, of Jefferson, Ga., entered into rest on March 15, 2018, from a traumatic brain injury he received five years ago. Tripp was born in Lawrenceville, Ga., the son of William Halstead Jr. and Stacy Hughes Halstead of Jefferson, Ga. Tripp was one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and was a well-loved little boy and a founding member of “Team Boom.” In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Larry “BoBo” and Connie “MiMi” Hughes of Jefferson, Ga., paternal grandparents, Gary “PaPa” and Diane “NaNa” Taylor of Black Mountain, N.C., grandfather, William Halstead of Zephyrhills, great-grandmothers, Rynn Hughes of Murphy, N.C. and Noreen Humberstone of Weedsport, N.Y., great-grandfather, Arthur Halstead of Zephyrhills and beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service was held March 18 in Jefferson, Ga. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice in Tripp’s name.
Karla Dayton Marler MARLER, Karla Dayton, 49, passed away March 12, 2018. Her parents, Richard and Marilyn Dayton, survive along with a sister, Michelle, and a daughter and a son. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Marguerite Hazel Paul Pattie PATTIE, Marguerite Hazel Paul, 99, passed away March 5, 2018. She was born on June 14, 1918, in DeFuniak Springs. She attended Palmer College in DeFuniak Springs. Her husband, Donald A. Pattie, was a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, they moved to Don’s hometown, Baldwin, Mich. They moved to Crystal Springs in 1949. Don and Marguerite were married for 73 years when he passed away in 2014. Marguerite was very active in the local community. She was founder, past president and director of the Pasco County Association For Retarded Children, founder and board member of Share A Home Of Pasco County and past president and director of East Pasco Meals On Wheels, Marguerite was active in the PTA and was a past president of the Zephyrhills Garden Club. She was also a board member of the Pasco County Centennial Committee. In 1976, she received an award from the U.S. Postal Service for community service in connection with the National Centennial Celebration and also received an award from the Lions Club for community service. In 1985, she was awarded the prestigious Concourse Humanities Award for outstanding public service to Pasco County. She served as the director of “Follies” for several years, which highlighted the Zephyrhills Founders Day Festival. Marguerite was also a member of the P.E.O. Chapter E.U. of Zephyrhills. She was known as an excellent cook and wrote a popular cooking column for the <I>Zephyrhills News<I>. She sang in the church choir for more than 40 years and was an accomplished pianist, playing in church and Sunday school at Crystal Springs Baptist Church and the First United Methodist Church in Zephyrhills. Her daughter, Mary Pattie (Marty) Jacobsen, survives along with sons David (Jan), Michael (Victoria) and Richard (Carol); grandchildren, Donald, Roger, Teresa, Daun, Thomas, Brian, Brandi, Britney and David Neil; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Larry and Paul (Chere) and a daughter, Pamela. She was the glue that held the family together and was beloved by all and will be sorely missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to East Pasco Meals On Wheels. A celebration of Marguerite’s life will be held April 21 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Zephyrhills. Whitfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Richard A. Winters WINTERS, Richard A., 79, passed away March 12, 2018. His wife, Carol, and four children, Jemey, Richard Jr., Jesse and Mike, survive. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Timothy L. Jackson JACKSON, Timothy L. 59, of Dade City, passed away March 15, 2018. He was born June 17, 1958, in Detroit, Mich., to Finley Lee and Marilyn Roberts Jackson and moved to this area 16 years ago from Flint, Mich. His wife, Teri Jackson, survives along with three children, Dawn Miller, James Jackson and Nicole Holm; six grandchildren, Xavier, Logan, Kenny, Ollie, Avory and Walter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held March 23 at 10 a.m. at the U.S. 301 Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Rita May (Hoag) Ridder RIDDER, Rita May (Hoag), 66, of Oelwein, Iowa, died March 15, 2018, at Oelwein Health Care Center in Oelwein. She was born Dec. 2, 1951, in Independence, Iowa, to Paul J. and Irma M. (McCalley) Duwa. She attended the Independence School District. On Aug. 12, 1989, she was united in marriage to Robert Lee Ridder at the Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein. Rita had several jobs throughout her life and worked for Iowa Ham, Bill’s Pizza & Smokehouse, Boyt’s Manufacturing in Iowa Falls and Berry Cory in Iowa Falls. Her husband, Robert, survives along with three daughters, Madonna Andrews of Bayville, N.J., Jamie Hoag of Des Moines, Iowa and Angie Hoag of Waterloo, Iowa. Eleven grandchildren and a sister, Joyce Luloff of Dade City and a brother, Roger Duwa of Dekalb, Ill, also survive. Her parents preceded her in death. Funeral services were held March 20 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein with the Rev. Josh Schunk officiating. Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.
Dorothy Jeanette Barthle Sutton SUTTON, Dorothy Jeanette Barthle, 88, of Dade City, passed away March 13, 2018. Jeanette was a member of St. Anthony Parish from the time she married Joseph Barthle in 1949. She and Joe raised seven children. Jeanette was a homemaker for the first 20 years of her marriage. When her last child was four, she entered the workforce as a bookkeeper at St. Anthony School and then as a bookkeeper for the parish. She remained at this job for more than 20 years. Jeanette also kept the books for the family ranch (Barthle Brothers Ranch) for most of her married life. Jeanette always dreamed of being a journalist. She eventually achieved that dream by becoming a writer for the Independent Farmer and Rancher. She also became an author when her book Cowboys, Kids, and Critters was published. It chronicled her family’s life on the ranch. Jeanette was extremely active in St. Anthony parish, the San Antonio Garden Club, and the Cattlewomen’s organization, at the local, state, and national levels. She served in an array of offices in the cattlewomen at all of these levels. Notably, she served as the National Cattlewomen’s president, traveling all over the United States and the world to promote the beef industry. She remained active until her health prevented it. She loved traveling and took many trips within the U.S. and abroad. She was a wonderfully caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her husbands, Joseph William Barthle and James R. Sutton, both preceded her in death, along with two daughters Beth Barthle and Jan Dillard, one son, Steve Barthle and one great-grandson, Waylon Butler. Her children, Randy (Patty) Barthle, Ed Dillard (son-in-law), Kathy (Steve) Paige, Larry (Lynn) Barthle and Mark (Tammy) Barthle survive along with 17 grandchildren, Clint Barthle, Brant Barthle, Sarabeth Simmons, Nick Dillard, Brian Dillard, Lauren Butler, Amanda Barthle, Joe Barthle, Matt Paige, Cassi Caliendo, Ben Barthle, Chris Barthle, Kayla Barthle, Molly Courtney, Megan Herrera, Beth Barthle and Rachel Barthle; and 23 great-grandchildren, Madelyn Barthle, Margo Barthle, Weston Simmons, Cole Dillard, Cass Dillard, Erin Dillard, Alice Dillard, Claire Butler, Heath Constantinos, Luke Barthle, Max Barthle, Annabeth Paige, Collin Paige, Krista Paige, Samantha Paige, Rylee Caliendo, Hailee Caliendo, Chloe Barthle, Marshall Barthle, Wyatt Barthle, Beau Barthle, Clay Courtney and Joey Herrera. Services were held March 19 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in San Antonio and burial followed at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Donations may be made to Florida Cattle Women’s Scholarship Fund or HPH Hospice. Hodges Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.
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