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.

Fortier, Richard

Richard A. Fortier, 81, passed away on Feb. 13, 2017.  He was survived by wife, Pat, 2 daughters, 3 step-children.  Memorial Service will be set at a later date. Please check back for updates.

Von Hoven, Thomas F.

Thomas Frederick Von Hoven, 85, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away January 21, 2017 at home in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Visitation will be held at Morgan Funeral Home in New Port Richey, Florida on January 23, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Military Funeral Honors will be held at Florida National Cemetery on January 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

Tom was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Frederick and Alice Von Hoven on October 31, 1931. He went to St Xavier High School and graduated in 1949. He went on to Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio until he was drafted and dedicated his life to helping others. He was a Vietnam Veteran and retired after a distinguished 30 year career as a Corpsman in the United States Navy.  For the next 10 years, he continued his career as a Merchant Marine and Medical Services Officer for the Military Sealift Command.

He loved watching football and eating his ice cream. Always smiling, he was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He touched everyone he met and never met a stranger. 

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Alice; brother Ronald Von Hoven. He is survived by his wife Reiko Von Hoven, son Richard Von Hoven (Cassie Von Hoven) and 2 daughters, Tami Von Hoven (Jason Wardlow) and June Von Hoven (Joey Tran) his brother Robert Von Hoven. His grandchildren, Colby Patterson, Jamie Von Hoven, Corey Moss, Marissa Norman, Mitchell Wardlow (Alejandra Uriostegui), Matthew Wardlow, Kristina Wardlow, Jessica Von Hoven, and Jacob Tran. Great grandchild Conor Wardlow. He was loved by all and a hero to us. He will live in our hearts forever. 

                                                         “Fair Winds and Following Seas”

Lapham, Carole J.

Carole J. Lapham, MeMaw, age 74, passed away peacefully on January 21st, 2017 surrounded by her family.  Carole was born on October 21, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She married her husband Darrell L. Lapham in 1961 who was studying to be a structural engineer in Akron, Ohio.  They had three children, Renee, Mark and Kurt.

Carole met Darrell when her family relocated from Pittsburgh to Akron.  She attended Darrell’s 17th birthday party with a friend. For Darrell it was love at first site, when the time came to cut the cake he insisted his mother give Carole the piece with his name on it, after his mother inquired “why”? He proclaimed “I am going to marry her one day”.  Carole often stated, quite seriously, that she was not interested in him as he was not her type, but through Darrell’s perseverance she finally gave in to his charm.  They became secretly engaged just before Darrell shipped off to the Mediterranean on the U.S.S. Randolph as he served his time in the U.S. Navy.  Upon his return they were wed on June 3rd, 1961.

Carole was a stay at home mom and later a secretary at several locations.  Carole and Darrell relocated to New Port Richey, Florida in 1997.  Carole was an avid tennis player and continued to play in a league until the end.  She was a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and football in general.  She enjoyed trips to St. Augustine on the back of Darrell’s Harley Davidson or local bike trips to Johns Pass.  She loved being with family and friends and made everyone feel welcomed, she also loved sailing, visiting various wineries and Merlot wines, she was always ready for guests and wanted everyone to have a good time.  She loved live music and dancing and was a groupie of several local acts.  Carole always greeted strangers with a smile, she had a smile that would light up a room.  She will always be in our hearts and memories.

Carole is preceded in death by her father, Walter Lang, mother, Edna F. (Ulmer) Lang. Carol is survived by her husband Darrell L. Lapham, daughter, Renee L. (Lapham) Harbert, son, Mark L. Lapham, Wendy L. (Mills) Lapham, son, Kurt L. Lapham, 4 grandchildren, Mathew R. Harbert, Mathew R. Mills, Christine L. Lapham and Mark L. Lapham and 5 great grandchildren: Kaitlynn, Wesley, Kaleb, Mathew and Leah.

Visitation will be held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m.

Davanzo, Peter L.

Peter L.  Davanzo, 81, of New Port Richey,  died January 17, 2017.  He is survived by signification other, Joan Haugh, his brother John and his wife Kathy Davanzo, sister, Marie Raponi, four children, Peter Davanzo, Daradean Davanzo, Dana Davanzo and Michael Davanzo.  He also had 9 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. Peter also served 3 years in the Marines during the Korean War.

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, a non-profit organization raising awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer.