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.

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

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.




Prudden, Catherine

Catherine Prudden, 95, of New Port Richey, FL passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. She was born on November 10, 1920 in Madison, New Jersey. Catherine was married to George Prudden Sr. She is survived by her children George Prudden Jr., Fran Damiano and Gail Eagly; her grandchildren Thomas Scheiderman, Tony Damiano, Patrick Damiano, Roxanne Craft, Kelly Todd, Roberta Eagly and Richard Eagly; her great-grandchildren Rachel Scheiderman, Brittany Todd, Katie Todd, Teá Todd, Roberta Michel, Patrick Murphy, Heather Craft, Hailey Knippel, Mercedes Davis, Malia Eagly and Matthew Eagly; her great
great-grandchildren Jaydan Michel and Rylie Dobbs.

During her life she was courageous and strong willed, as well as being soft, caring and loving. She was a wife, a mother and the owner of her own beauty shop for several years. After she was retired, Catherine
was a very active member of the Queen of Peace church. During this time she held several roles including being a lecture, Sacristan, Alter Server and a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a proud member of the Deanery, Hibernians and Rosary Alter Society where she often held a leadership position.

Catherine will be missed by all her loved ones. She was an amazing role-model to her family and friends, proving that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Along with standing strong with her
beliefs, she was also open to others’ ideas.

Catherine’s family will be celebrating her life this week. The viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 2pm – 6pm at Morgan’s Funeral Home in New Port Richey. The service will be held
at Our Lady Queen of Peace in New Port Richey on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10 am. The viewing and service are open to all family and friends. The burial at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens will be a private service for the family.

Stachura, Marian W.

Marian Wojciech Stachura.

In the morning hours of August 24, 2016, Marian Stachura, age 66, passed away suddenly in Ocala, Florida.

Marian was born August 14, 1950 in Zabrze, Poland.

Marian was married to Barbara Stachura on September 6; they were married 41 years.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, children Mikolaj and Agnieszka, daughter-in-law Izabela, grandchildren Julia, Anna and Maya, sister Krystyna and other family and friends.

Marian is preceded in death by parents, Stefan and Wanda Stachura.

They say “when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” Marian left immeasurable amount of memories. He was selfless, generous and always helpful putting other people’s needs before his own. He was a family man always ready to help. His laughter, genuine hugs and warm words won’t be forgotten and always treasured by many.

Marian was truly an inspiration. He did not hesitate moving to another continent in his 50s and was always ready for a challenge. He was an entrepreneur who was never defined by his age constantly challenging and improving self.

Marian enjoyed cooking, appreciated food and loved taking care of others. His meals were always work of art carefully crafted and always enjoyed by many. He was an excellent craftsman in many areas and could fix anything; his precision and sense of esthetics were always impeccable. Marian was truly a man of thousands trick who could slice bread so thin no one could believe was done by hand, fix a leaking roof or built a fireplace.

Service will be held at 6pm, Thursday, September 1st, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday, Florida 34690).

“You may be gone from my sight… But you are never gone from my heart.”

Neadow, Merlin

SSgt. Merlin Lee Neadow Sr. died at the age of 75, on August 11, 2016, in New Port Richey, FL. He passed away after a lengthy battle with heart disease and a short stay in Hospice Care. An Army Veteran, he served 3 tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart.

SSgt. Neadow was born on June 26, 1941 in Oklahoma City, OK. In 1959, he joined the US Army. He served in several different commands/units during his military career. A few of those are as follows: H Troop, 2nd Recon Squadron, 11th Armored Cav, 7th unit in Germany; during his three tours in Vietnam, as a door gunner, he was assigned to the 170th Aviation (Assault Helicopter) Company, “C” Troop of the 7/17th Air Cav and the 238th Gunship. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal in May of 1973 for heroism in Vietnam on March 29th, 1969. In 1972 he received the Soldier’s Medal for heroism in Vietnam on September 9th 1969. He was also awarded the Purple Heart.

SSgt. Neadow was a brave and loyal soldier, as well as a loving husband and father. He married Linda Lee Neadow, March 5th, 1965, in Baltimore Maryland. After his discharge from the Army in 1970, he worked for a few years as a Lineman for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. After leaving the electric company he joined the Maryland police force and served as a police officer with the University of Maryland for approximately 6 years. After being injured in the line of duty he relocated to New Port Richey, FL.

He is survived by his wife Linda; his sons Stephan L. Neadow and Merlin Lee Neadow Jr., his 5 grandchildren – Wesley, Jessica, Benjamin, Joshua and Brittany, his 3 great grandchildren – Breonna, Roman and Lincoln, and his brother – Melvin J. Neadow. He is preceded in death by his father, Lee and his mother, Patricia.

A small private service will take place, Graveside side, at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens in New Port Richey on August 19th, where he will be interred next to his mother. In lieu of flowers, SSgt. Neadow has requested that donations be made to HPH Hospice or the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Allen, Frank E.

Frank E. Allen of New Port Richey, passed away on August 10, 2016 at the age of 70.  Born in Pleasantville, NJ.  Beloved husband of 48 years to Linda Allen. Loving father of Frank, Jr. He is also survived by four sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Frank was a navy veteran.