Lones, Vera L.

Vera L. Lones, 71 of Elfers, passed away on September 18, 2018. She was born on March 23, 1947 to the late Hubert and Jewell Baillie. She is predeceased by the loves of her life, husband, Jack E. Lones, Sr., son, Jack E. Lones, Jr. and sister Irma J. Astore. Vera was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. Vera took care of many who needed a place to stay. She is and will always be an Angel. She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Martin, son, Chuck (Dawn) McBride, son, Skyshane Mustian, special niece, Candace Astore, grandchildren, Jacklynn Martin, Chastity Osborne, Calvin McBride, Kathryn Moore, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. It breaks our hearts to lose you, but we know you are with the loves of your life. We will have comfort in our special memories that will bring smiles to our faces. Visitation will be Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. with service at 12:00 p.m. Burial to follow at East Elfers Cemetery.


DeLieto, Joseph A.

On Sept. 14,2018 heaven gained one awesome, kind, friendly man named Joseph Anthony DeLieto.
He was born on Nov. 10,1921 and was a World War II veteran who was a GREAT inspiration to many people.
He leaves behind his three children- Carol Anne Smith and husband David, Francine Sikorski and
husband Henry, and Joseph DeLieto and wife Christine. He has 9 Grandchildren- David, Theresa, Cathy, Joanne, Melissa, Ryan, Anthony, Elizabeth and Carmine. 11 Great Granchildren- Richie, Kariana, Juliana, Nicholas, Christian, Jacob, Kayla, Austin, Dalton, Madison and Ethan. 2 Great Great Grandchildren- Wyatt and Paisley. He also has lots of other family members through marriages and engagements.
Joseph was also remembered as Little Poppy, Gramps and Grandpa D.
He enjoyed playing the odds on horse races. He will always be in our hearts and never forgotten!
He loved to dance so we know he is in heaven dancing again with his wife Florence DeLieto.
We all love you and you will be greatly missed but we have a lot of GREAT memories of you to keep forever.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8.  Mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Biondi, Dorothy Wilson

Dorothy Wilson Biondi, 96, died September 5, 2018 at her residence in Pasco County, FL.   Dorothy was born April 1, 1922 in Jersey City, NJ.  The Biondi family moved to Boca in 1958 where Dorothy was a kindergarten teacher at Boca Raton Elementary.  She moved to Pasco County in 2000.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Ignatius (Iggy) Biondi, her daughter Nancy Biondi and a great-great grandson Korbin Stitt.

She is survived by a son, Richard Biondi (Lana), and a daughter Jo Anne Biondi-Shannon (Ralph Shannon); by 5 grandchildren, Dorothy Blakeney (Anthony), Bill Jenkins (Natalie), Stephanie Biondi, Matthew Biondi and Dan Jenkins (Stephanie); by 6 great grandchildren, Taryn Dorsey (Adam), Mitchell Blakeney, Zachary Blakeney, Alyssia Stitt (Neil), Andrew Jenkins, and Daniel Jenkins (Alan Gallardo); and by 3 great-great grandchildren, Trenton Stitt, Wyatt Dorsey and Walker Dorsey.

A memorial service will be held at Boca Raton Mausoleum Chapel on Friday September 14, 2018 at 1:30 PM.  Entombment to follow.

Galloway, Elmer C.

Elmer C. (Sonny) Galloway of New Port Richey, FL, passed away on August 13, 2018 at the age of 87.  He was born in Camden, South Carolina on January 26, 1931 and was the son of the late Wallace A. and Blanch Galloway.  He was the youngest of five children.  Elmer graduated from Antioch High School in 1950 and joined the Army where he served two tours in Vietnam and was with the 101st Airborne and 82nd Airborne Divisions.  He was awarded several medals and was a Purple Heart Recipient.  His last assignment before retiring was Top Sergeant at West Point.  He and his wife Terri moved to Port Richey, Florida and remained in Florida until his death.  Elmer went on to get his bachelor’s degree and worked for the State of Florida for twenty years.  He was predeceased by his wife Terri Galloway.  Elmer was survived by his son Daniel Chance Galloway and daughter-in-law Dee Dee Galloway who serve as Missionaries in Bulgaria.  He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and three nephews.  He was a former member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Camden, South Carolina, a Master Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner.  Elmer was very active in his community and loved to play golf.  He will be greatly missed by family and fiends.

Stanhope, Elizabeth Mary Wheeler

Elizabeth Mary Wheeler Stanhope of Hudson, FL, passed away on Aug 8, 2018 at the age of 96. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on Nov 6, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Frank and Irene C. (Albaugh) Wheeler. She was the second of seven children. After high school she completed nurses training and worked as a Registered Nurse until her marriage. She married Thomas F. Stanhope in 1947 and moved to Aliquippa, PA where they raised their family. When the children were older, she returned to nursing at a skilled nursing facility in Aliquippa, PA. After retirement Elizabeth and Thomas moved to New Port Richey in 1983. Elizabeth was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church and was active in the St. Vincent De Paul Society. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Thomas, a daughter, Janet L. Gray, and two sons-in-law, James Blair and David Macerelli. Elizabeth is survived by three sons and four daughters: Mary E. Macerelli of Blakeslee PA, Barbara A. (Thomas) D’Annibale of Fairfax VA, Thomas F. (Janet) Stanhope Jr. of New Port Richey FL, Laura J. Blair of Imperial PA, Irene C. (Daniel) Hickey of Batavia NY, James F. (Mary) Stanhope of Plymouth MI, John A. (Mary) Stanhope of Canton GA, and a son-in-law Timothy S. Gray of Aliquippa PA. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a sister Catherine Courtwright of Mahwah NJ, two sisters-in-law: Rose (Sweeney) Wheeler of Verona PA and Joan (Werneth) Wheeler of Virginia Beach VA, and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was always a very active member of the Greatest Generation and an inspiration to her family until the day of her death. She is sorely missed by her family and friends.


Short, Linda G.

Linda G. Short, 67 of Port Richey, passed away on June 13, 2018.  She is survived by her husband, Harry, son, David (Jennifer) Campogn, stepsons, Chad and Mike Short and grandsons, Cory and Brady.  Visitation will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., service at 11:00 with burial to take place at Florida National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

D’Ovidio, Michelle Marie

Michelle Marie D’Ovidio, 49, of Wesley Chapel passed away on June 11, 2018.  She is survived by her husband, Michael, Sr., sons, Michael and Nicholas and brother, Joseph Diaz.  Visitation will be held 9:00-10:00 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2018 with Mass to follow at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Land O’Lakes, FL.

Rhinehart, Kenneth Lester

Kenneth Lester Rhinehart, 81, of New Port Richey, Florida, passed away on May 31, 2018. He was born on August 8, 1936, to Lester and Mary Rhinehart, and was raised in Circleville, NY. Ken was predeceased in death by his wife of 49 years, Alice Towers. He is survived by wife, Mary Clark; his daughters, Debra Williams and Jodi Rhinehart-Doty (David); brother, William Rhinehart (Lyn); numerous nieces; extended family; and three grandchildren, Harrison Williams, Kendall Doty, and Kelsey Doty.

Ken graduated from Middletown High School in Middletown, NY, in 1955. He worked at Dairylea Milk Products in New York until he relocated to St. Petersburg, FL in 1977. In Florida he established his own lawn maintenance company.

In New York, Ken was an officer and an active member of the Washington Heights Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid auto racing fan, loved camping, exploring new places, and enjoyed college football, especially the Florida State Seminoles. He also loved to spend time with family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel in New Port Richey, FL on Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations in tribute be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, www.michaeljfox.org.


Petit, Meryle Sue

Meryle Sue Petit, 61, of New Port Richey, FL, passed away on April 1, 2018.  She is survived by her son, Keith Barker, daughters, Andie Karr, Cristy Barker and Samantha Petit, brother, Martin Merrill, sister, Meme Hogue and significant other, Bob.

Don & Betty Hilbert

A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on May 12th, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 130 Losey Boulevard South.  Interment and a Celebration of Life reception in the Parish Hall will follow the Mass.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Don and Betty’s names to the charity or Hospice of your choice.  Online condolences may be sent to www.morganfuneralhome.com.