Helms, Olga J.

Olga J. Helms, 93 of Hudson, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her son, Ronald (Judy), grandson, Ronnie (Chris) and Great-Granddaughter, Hannah.

She was predeceased in death by her husband, Dean, granddaughter Annette, mother-in-law, Olive Berridge.

She enjoy gardening and spending time with her family.  Olga also enjoyed going to Susie’s and Ron’s Bar-B-Que.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and a service will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens.


McManus, Gloria Jean

On Jan 6, 2017, Gloria Jean McManus (Nelson), 84, of New Port Richey, Florida passed peacefully at home after a protracted illness.

Gloria was born September 2, 1932 in Brockton, MA.  The second youngest of 8 children.  She is survived by brothers Richard and Ray and Sister Mildred Bowker.

Gloria married Robert McManus and as a devoted mother, happily raised 5 children. She was a cashier at SoLo Market in Hull for many years. After Robert’s death in 1978 she moved to Florida in 1983. She went to work for and retired from Bank of America.  Then she and daughter Jan worked for Legendary Journeys, which allowed them to travel the world.  Some of their favorite spots to visit were Italy and China.

Along with her love of travel and family visits, Gloria also loved to read, knit, and crochet, along with playing cribbage.

She is survived by sons, Robert Jr. and wife Michele from Michigan, Kevin and wife Rhonda from Florida, Steven from Massachusetts, daughter Karen and partner Beth from Minnesota, plus seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Robert Kevin McManus Sr. and daughter Jan Marie McManus.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 8320 Old County Rd., New Port Richey, Florida 34653 on Thursday January 19, 2017 at 10:30 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to project purple at www.run4projectpurple.org, a non-profit organization raising awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer.

Carlson, John

CARLSON, John, 78 of New Port Richey, died on December, 19, 2016. He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on July 22, 1938. He is survived by wife, Bonnie: children, Pamela McTeague and John Carlson, Jr.; stepchildren, Cathy Bianco and Stewart Fields and five grandchildren, Joshua, Michael, Katie, Nicole and Brooke.
John was a graduate of Burlington High School, Massachusetts and served in the United States Air Force. He was also a lifetime member of the Elks. Most of his life he worked as a builder and commercial real estate broker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Clara Carlson and his sister Evelyn Morgan.
Donations in his name may be made out to The American Cancer Society.

St. Onge, Marc E

Marc E. St. Onge, 60 of Dunedin passed away on December 14, 2016.  He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shirley, son, Joshua (Renee) and grandchildren Brittney and Brenden.  He is pre-deceased by his brother, David.  Visitation will be held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, December 31, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Memorial Services at 11:00 a.m.

Bryant, Gerald “Jerry”

On November 20, 2016, we suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Gerald “Jerry” Bryant.  He was born in Queens, New York on April 26, 1959.  He moved to Florida with his family in 1988, and he most recently resided in New Port Richey.


Jerry was a loving husband, son, brother, father, papa and friend.  He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Kim, his parents, Carmen and Robert, his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Connie, his children, Gerald and Carmen, his daughter-in-law and grandchildren, Brandy, Zeke, Ocean, Liam, and Meadow, and many more family members and fiends.


Jerry was a beautiful soul who touched the hearts of everyone he met.  He brought so much e who had the opportunity to know him.  He loved everyone, accepting all without judgement.  He was always smiling, joking, and laughing.  Jerry was an extremely hard worker who loved to cook.  He always said it brought him so much happiness t cook for people.  Jerry loved being surrounded by people.  He was always the life of the party, and the guy that everyone remembered.


We have all been privileged to have known such a wonderful man.  You will be forever in our hearts.


“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.”


Viewing on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.

Knox, Michael D.

Michael David Knox born 10/21/1952 was the beloved husband of 34 years to Laura G Knox; father of Amanda Knox Marier and Samantha Rae Knox; grandfather to Robert and Hailey Marier; older brother of Jeanne Sass, Kimberly Perry, and Katrina Stiles went to his heavenly home on October 12, 2016 to be with Jesus.  Michael was predeceased by both biological parents, Donna Lolley Black and Charles Frederick Knox.  Michael’s family moved back and forth during much of his childhood between birthplace Oil City, PA and west Florida.  He struck out on his own at age 16 but remained close to his family.
An enterprising young man, he was financially helping his family even at the tender age of 7-8 years when he would go down to the Clearwater docks to catch the ropes of docking boats for 50 cents a rope taking the money home to his mom.  During the Vietnam war, he pulled the number 3 out of the national draft lottery which prompted him to enlist in the Air Force in hopes of being trained as an airline mechanic.  He was fortunate enough to spend his enlistment on the Greek Island of Crete as medic which is where his lifelong medical career began. Beginning as a nurses’ aide at psychiatric facilities, then as a Licensed Practical Nurse, then as a Registered Nurse at medical hospitals including Helen Ellis Hospital, Tarpon Springs and finally at the James Haley VA Hospital in Tampa; spending almost 40 years in the medical field.
He and his wife both retired in November of 2014 and enjoyed a few wonderful bucket list trips before he became ill enough that travel was difficult.  Michael’s interests were varied but his first love was the outdoors, especially hunting.  He was a wonderful provider whose family never wanted for anything.  He worked hard and loved to make money anyway he could.
 There will be a celebration of life held on his birthday hosted by his sisters in Oil City, PA on October 21 and a memorial held in Florida at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Tarpon Springs on November 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.. There will be a light lunch to follow the service in the Greene Hall, all are welcome to attend.  Memorials in his memory can be sent to the NRA.

Hayes, RaeJean

On October 8, 2016, we lost an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

RaeJean Hayes (Rathbun) was born August 22, 1943 in Rochester, New York.  She resided in New Port Richey, Florida, and formerly of Avon, New York.

The center of RaeJean’s life was always about spending time with family and these were her most precious and cherished moments.  If you were her friend, you were her friend for life.

She is survived by her husband and best friend, William, their children, Dale (Demi), Corrina (Joe), Brett (Shelly), Penny (Todd), Michael (Gail), Julie (Corey), Susan (Andy).

She was a loving grandma to Stephanie, Taylor, Megan, Rachel, Joey, Mackenzie, Tyler, Brittney, Geoffrey, Isaac, Eleanor, Keenan (Jackie), Ashley, Brittnay, William and great-grandma to Emmalie and Felix.

She was an inspiration to her siblings; Joan, Sonya, Kathy and Raymond as well as her many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her strength and courage will continue on through all of us.

Memorials ay be made to the National Kidney Foundation in memory of RaeJean Hayes. www.kidney.org

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey, FL


Mosca, Anthony F.

Anthony F. Mosca, 76 of New Port Richey, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016.  He was born in Bronx, New York.   At the age of 17 Anthony joined the Army. He spent 3 years in active duty and 3 years in the reserves. Trained as an Army Ranger.

He is survived by his two wonderful children, Leigh and Ralph. He was also the proud grandfather of 5 beautiful grandchildren, Anthony, Alex, Vanessa, Gabrial and Paul. His wife Agnes died in a car accident and he never remarried, instead devoted his life to his children.

Memorial Service will be held at Morgan Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 4th at 11:00 a.m.


Grace, Sandra K.

Sandra K. Grace, 73 of Crawfordsville, Indiana passed away on Friday September 23, 2016 after a long fight with breast cancer.
She is survived by her husband John Grace, two daughters Sasha Kaihara and Nicole Cloyd.  She has 2 grandchildren, Ashley & John Michael.
Sandy loved life, her family and friends.
Sandy enjoyed painting, making jewelry, photography and polymer clay.  Sandy volunteered with the American Cancer Society driving cancer patients to their treatments, even while she was undergoing treatments herself.
Sandy was also an active member of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Tarpon Springs where she held numerous positions both locally, statewide.  She was also a charter member of the west Coast Polymer Guild.
There will be a celebration of life on Friday, September 30th at the Timber Greens Club House from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to GFWC Women’s Club of Tarpon Springs, FL for the Arts Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 1963, Tarpon Springs, FL  34688.

Wanat, Timothy John

Timothy John Wanat, 49, passed away on September 19, 2016.  He was born August 19, 1967 in Evergreen Park, IL. He moved to Florida with his family in 1981.  Tim loved to fish.  Tim was a figure roller skater thru his teens. He then began his passion of archery, a sport that he loved.  He was a Florida Representative for ASA Archery Association for many years.  In which he was very proud to be.

Tim never-married, nor did he have any children. Tim loved his nieces and nephew.

Tim is survived by his mother, Lynn Wanat, sister, Shannon Vohwinkle, nieces, Koral and Marena Vohwinkle and nephew, Reef Vonwinkle. He is predeceased by his father Bruno J. Wanat, Jr.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to http://www.floridaarcheryfoundation.com/timwanat.html

Visitation will be Sunday, September 25th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. with a Service at 2:00 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.