Bradley, Lt. Col. Woodrow, Jr.

Lt. Col. Woodrow Bradley, Jr. (Ret)  “Woody”, 60 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on February 17, 2018 from complications of ALS.

He is survived by his wife, Beth, sons, Jason, Jeremiah (Rachel), Justin (Jessica), daughter, Brandy (Stacy), brother, Mark, mother-in-law, Claudia Barga, sisters-in-law Treva Vazquez and Melissa Kirkman, 2 grands and 1 great-grandchild, and all extended family and friends.  A special thank you to the Ordnance Program Division for all their help.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4923 Darlington Road, Holiday, at Kingdom Life Church. Officiated by Rev. Dawn E. Jones.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: FL ALS Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619 or Paralyzed Veterans Association, PVA.org.

 

Oglesby, Ronald “Dean”

Ronald “Dean” Oglesby of Decatur, IL, born April 18, 1963 passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 12:30 a.m. in his home in Port Richey, FL.  He was surrounded by family.  He is preceded in death by his sister, Rhonda Stubbs and brother, Jerry Oglesby, and numerous others.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Phyllis and Robert Jackson, father, Ronnie Oglesby, brother, Phillip Oglesby, sister, Christina Oglesby, step-sister and brother, Amy Poore and Robert Jackson, Jr.  He leaves his daughter, Heather Bolerjack and sons, Land and Lexx Lucas.

Survived grandchildren are names Hannah and Laura Bolderjack, Tucker Phillips, Lily and Nova Lucas, Logan and Landon Lucas.

Nieces and nephews, Herbert Stubbs, Jr., Krystal Stubbs, David Reed, Jr., Stephenie Oglesby, Damien Burger and Dustin Oglesby.

Visitation will be held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. with Service at 6:00 p.m.

Waychowsky, Robert P.

Robert P. Waychowsky, 70, of New Port Richey, passed away on February 11th, 2018.  He is survived by his significant other, Phyllis Wilburn, daughter, Nicole Waychowsky, brothers, John and Michael and 4 grandchildren.  Memorial Service will be held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 17th at 1:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to kidneycancer.org or checks can be mailed to Kidney Cancer Association, 9450 SW Gemini Drive #38269, Beaverton, OR, 97008-7105.

Feeney, Charles A.

Charles A. Feeney, 89 of Port Richey, passed away on February 10, 2018.  Mr. Feeney is survived by sons, Stephen, Charles and Thomas, daughter, Deborah Mulligan, sister, Margaret Castiglia, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15th from 2-6 p.m.  Mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 16th at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

LaGalia, Frank

Frank LaGalia, 90, of New Port Richey, passed away on February 9, 2018.  He is survived by his daughters, Linda and Jean and grandson Jack Morrison.  A mass will be held for him at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church at a later date.

Martino, Joseph

Joseph Ryan Sitterson Martino (“Joey”) (“Ryan”)

Born November 13, 1984 – Died January 28, 2018, at the age of 33.

Joey is survived by Brittany Marie Martino, his loving wife and children Shaylee and Gage Martino. Joey is also survived by his parents Pauline Martino (Sitterson) and Joseph Martino.  He is also the loving grandson of Carol (Sue) Sitterson.

There is also a large extended family that loved and cared for him very much. If you had the please of knowing Joey you would have noticed his big smile and hearty laugh.  If there was a way he could help you and lend a hand he was there.

 

There was always a story to tell when Joey was around. He loved to talk about his family and his job.  He was a very proud man and worked in the HVAC profession since he was a teen under his dad’s tutelage. He and his wife spent countless weekends in Disney where they both loved to relax and have fun like kids.  These are some of Brittany’s fondest memories of him. Some of the things he enjoyed doing were fishing, and watching football while rooting for his favorite team the Miami Dolphins.  He also shared his love of the Florida Gators with his grandma.

He was a dreamer and loved to throw ideas around with his wife and family hoping to run his own A/C business some day. Everyone he knew held a fond place in his heart.  He loved his children and family more than he loved himself.  Joey will also be remembered for his loyalty to his country.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 2003-2007 on the USS Crommlin and that was one of his most rewarding accomplishments.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. with a service at 4:00 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family are appreciated.

Wagers, Dr. Larry R.

WAGERS, Dr. Larry R.
Passed away on January 5, 2018 at the age of 80 in New Port Richey, Fla. Larry was born January 24, 1937 in Salem, Indiana to Steve and Lola Wagers. He was preceded by childhood sweetheart, Dr. Phyllis Wagers, on September 11, 2016 after 61 years of joyous marriage. He is survived by his son Scott (Stacey) and daughter Julie (Mike), grandchildren Luke, Lola, Adam, and Allison, and brother Harold.
Larry graduated from Salem High School in 1955 and served in the United States Army. He attended the University of Tampa on a basketball scholarship and earned a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree from Western Kentucky University, and a Doctoral degree in Education (Ed.D) from Nova Southeastern University.  
Larry and Phyllis served Hillsborough County Schools for 55 years combined. Phyllis retired as Principal from Clair Mel Elementary. Larry started out as a teacher and coach at Leto High, served as Dean at Madison Middle School, Assistance Principal and Athletic Director at Plant High, Assistance Campus Director and Athletic Director at Hillsborough Community College, and Director of Administration for the Hillsborough County School System; Larry retired as General Director of Operations.
Larry was a basketball fanatic, appeared in the senior games regularly, and played throughout his 70’s. He enjoyed playing one-on-one basketball with his son Scott, current USF Assistant Coach, and always looked at those times fondly and as a tremendous bonding experience.  
Morgan Funeral Home is providing cremation services. Per his request there will be no formal memorial service as one was provided by the Hospice Chaplin in-home with immediate family.

 

Amundson, Merle

Merle Amundson, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in New Port Richey, Florida.

Merle was born on February 21, 1950 in Mayville, North Dakota. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cherise Amundson.   They moved to New Port Richey, Florida in 1979.  They had three children, Sarah (husband Nate), Amanda, and John (wife Colleen).   There are also four grandchildren – Mariah, Samantha, Andrew and Owen.  He is also survived by his three brothers and sister – Ron, Lyle, Gary, and Renae, and their families.

If you ever had a chance to meet Merle, you would certainly never forget him. He had a smile that could light up a room and a soul that would draw you in. Merle opened his heart to everyone he met. He was the center of every party and had a story for every occasion. (most of us have heard them a few times!)

Merle was a constant thinker and dreamer. He would always have multiple projects underway and others on deck. Whether it was a vehicle restoration, a shooting range, or an invention, he would make sure it was perfect before receiving his seal of approval.

In his work, he excelled as well. Always taking the extra steps that others deemed too difficult or time consuming. His personality and wit allowed him to flourish throughout multiple career fields. He easily turned colleagues into lifelong friends and left an enduring mark on all who know him.

But Merle was most content when he was with his family and friends. If you ever wanted to see a man in a total state of peace and prosperity, you would look for Merle surrounded by the ones that love him. If you knew Merle, you would know that he never talked about himself. Yet, he never stopped talking about his family. His family was his legacy. When you remember Merle, remember one thing…. that he loved his family and friends more than himself.

A viewing will be held on Friday, January 12th from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at Morgan Funeral Home. The address is 6025 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, 34653. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 13th at 10 am with reception to follow at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, located at 8320 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, 34653. We Love you Merle and will miss you!!!

 

Burnham, Josephine “Jay”

Josephine K. Burnham (“Jay”)
Born April 5, 1921 –  Died December 23, 2017 at the age of 96.

Survived by Horace, her loving husband of 73 years, and sons, Roger and David (his wife, Beth) along with grand daughters Katherine and Laura. Jay is also survived by many loving extended family members including nephews, nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews, their spouses and even great-great nephews and nieces.
Pre-deceased by son Gerald.

Jay was a long-time employee of the Tolland Savings Bank (CT), and teacher of Sunday School for many years at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Vernon, CT.  She loved to paint with oils and was an excellent seamstress and baker. She enjoyed bowling with her sisters and traveling with her husband and friends.  Her favorite times were with family, especially sisters, and friends in CT and in FL.  Proud of her Polish heritage, she loved to tell her grand daughters the stories of her parents journey to this country and life on Snipsic Street growing up in Rockville, CT.

Visiting hours will be held at Morgan Funeral Home in New Port Richey on Sunday, January 14 from 2:00-4:00.  A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in New Port Richey Monday, January 15, at 10:00 a.m.

Contributions in her memory can be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, New Port Richey or to a charity of your choice.

Wright, Sherry M.

Services for Mrs. Sherry M. Wright will be held on Friday, December 29th.  Fellowship and a celebration of life gathering will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. followed by a formal service from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home, located at 6026 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL  34653.  In lieu of Flowers the family asks for donations to be made to either St. Jude or Hospice.