Hallett, George B.

George B. Hallett, 83, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, died in his home in Tampa, FL, on 26 April 2017 after a long battle with vascular dementia.  His wife, Cynthia (Torregiante) was by his side.  We are sincerely grateful to Sarah Connelly for her devotion and care during his long illness, as well as to Hugo Narvarte, his kind and deeply caring doctor.  The game of golf has lost an ardent devotee and the academic world a Shakespeare scholar, poet, and orator par excellence.

Waldhauser, Terence J.





Terence J. Waldhauser, 25 of Holiday, passed away on April 24, 2017.  He is survived by wife, Stephanie, daughter, Olivia Ann, parents, Charles and Gaile Waldhauser, brother, Eric (Alissa), sister, Krista (Stephen), nieces, Ava, Ainsley and Aime, nephews, Seamus, Toby and Gio and loving family.

In lieu of flowers, family suggest that donations be made to one of the following organizations: National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide, Active Heroes, Mission 22 or Military Veteran Project.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.  Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

DeVenny, Eleanor Ruth

Eleanor Ruth (Banyai) DeVenny passed away at home April 6 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born May 1934 in Woodbury New Jersey to Eleanor R. Barnett and Joseph Banyai.

Survived by her daughters and their spouses Deborah/Tony Iacovone, Donna/Marty Altomare, Dallas/Ronnie DeVenny, four grand-daughters Denean/Eric Miller, Jamie Hair, Laura Hair/Brandon Dill and Sydney Altomare, six great grand-children Tucker, Justin, Mikheala, Jamison, Parker and Lia. Also survived by her siblings Barbara Hanni and Ben/Gerry Banyai of New Jersey, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She moved to FL in 1971 from Oaklyn NJ, raised her family and lived here in New Port Richey for 45 years. She retired from Community HCA Hospital as a PBX operator after 20 years of service.
She loved family get-togethers and welcomed all to her home with open arms. An avid garage sale(r) and had a big heart for animals, especially stray cats. She loved playing dominoes with her grand children and great grand-children.  She looked forward to her yearly visits from her sister Barbara and spending time with her friends and neighbors. She will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Visitation will be held on April 12 between 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be at 10 am on April 13. Immediately following the service on April 13, a Celebration of Life will be held at Craft Street restaurant at 3216 Little Rd, Mitchell Ranch Plaza, Trinity, FL.

Schmitt, Helen

Helen Schmitt, born in Coplay, PA, came to Holiday, Florida over 40 years ago from Baltimore, MD.  She was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church of Holiday and a Navy veteran of World War, II.  Survivors include a son, Wayne of Denver, CO; sister, Margaret Gartner of Whitehall, PA, a brother, John Selady of Coplay, PA.  Predeceased Mary Zavecz of Bethlehem, PA.

Sheldon, Angela L.

Angela Lucille (DeMartino) Skop Sheldon passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in New Port Richey, FL.   Angie was born on April 20, 1923 to Columba and Carmelo DeMartino in Hartford, CT.   She served in the Navy during WWII and married Walter Skop in 1946. They had a child, Gail Marie but Walter passed away in 1956.  Angie married her current husband, Ralph in 1960 and they went on to run their family restaurant, The Glen, in Russell for many years. They ultimately retired to Florida.  As well as her daughter Gail, she leaves son, Robin and his close friend Jessica, son Steven and his wife, Edite, 2 grandchildren, Danielle Sheldon and Shana Dubay, and one great grandchild, Evelyn.  Angela was predeceased by her sister Marie and her twin brother, Ralph.

Angela was a long time member of Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Russell and her strong Catholic faith was a major contributing part of her life. She served enthusiastically on many of their committees and was especially fond of organizing and singing in the choir.  Angela was an accomplished singer and sang in many USO service-oriented productions.  She was a life member of the Russell Veteran’s of Foreign War Post #6645 Auxiliary.  She served as Auxiliary president and Massachusetts District #7 President.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Morgan Funeral Home. A service will held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017 with a reception to follow at Wood Trail Condominium Meeting Hall, Passport Lane, New Port Richey.  A service will be held at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Agawam, MA at a later date to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Gulfside Hospice, 6117 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL  34653.

Blanden, David M.

David M. Blanden, 93, passed away peacefully on March 26. 

David is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Beverly Jane, and his daughter, Tina. David is a WWII Veteran, proudly serving in the Army, and retired after many years of devoted service to New York Telephone Company.

He is survived by his son, Tom (Dawn), Granddaughters Stephanie (Matthew), Marsha (Omar) and his Great Grandson, Christian, plus several Nephews and Nieces. Visitation at 9:30 with Services at 10, Friday at Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Gulfside Hospice, Zepherhills, Fl.

Jernigan, Ricky

Ricky A. Jernigan, 64, of New Port Richey, passed away on March 17, 2017.  He is survived by his wife, Kim, brothers, Rodney and Randy, sister, Rebecca and step-daughter, Kathleen Perkins.

Ricky served in the U.S. Army.  There will be a Graveside service for him on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:00 with Military Honors at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

Brandt, Elizabeth

On March 4th, 2017, Elizabeth Brandt, born March 15, 1931, the youngest of 9, to Joseph & Cecelia O’kula from Albertson, NY.  A member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Predeceased by her husband, Thaddeus T. Brandt, Jr, & her son Thaddeus T. Brandt, III and all her brothers and sisters.  Owned & Operated The Osborne Inn restaurant in Riverhead, NY for over 15 years before retiring to New Port Richey, FL, where she was an active member of the Disabled American Veterans chapter with her husband. Survived by her children, Linda (Richie), Michael, James (Tracy), Patti, her 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  A viewing will be held Saturday, March 11 at 10am at Morgan Funeral Home, 6025 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653, followed by a service.

Corbin, Carolyn D.

Carolyn Corbin born September 2, 1945 went home to be with the Lord on February 15, 2017.

Carolyn was born to Howard and Elizabeth Lynch.  She was the second daughter of six children.

Carolyn was married to David (Ronnie) Corbin on May 18, 1963 were they had 44 years of marriage before his passing in 2007.  Carolyn has six children, Rhonda, Laura, David (Red), Cheryl, Sheri and Jerald (Jerry). She had 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Lynch and  sisters, Pamela Rainville ad Debra Goyer.

Carolyn was a housekeeper at an assisted living facilities and private homes where she finally retired at age 65.  Carolyn was all about family.  She opened her home to many when they needed a place to stay for the night or a year.  She loved having family get togethers, birthday parties, holiday or just a nightly dinner.  She always had love for everyone.  In return Carolyn was loved by all.

Carolyn was predeceased in death by her husband, David, great-grandson, Isaiah, sisters, Linda and Pat and her parents.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m.

Capra, Pompeo P.

Pompeo P. Capra, 66 of Port Richey, passed away on February 14, 2017.  He is survived by his wife, Connie, sons, Robert, Billy and Oather, daughters, Cristina, Renee, Rita, Deanna and Ashley, brother, Marcello and Nick and sisters, Edda, Lucy and Terry and 18 grandchildren.  Memorial Gathering will be held Monday, Feb. 20th, 2017 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.