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.




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.

Koeberle, Berthe F.

Berthe F. Koeberler, 81 of New Port Richey, passed away August 9, 2016.  She is survived by her son, David Forand, daughters, Denise Arnold, Claudette Stout and Suzanne Higgins.  She also is survived by sisters, Irene, Cecile and Annette, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and predeceased by sister Theresa.  Visitation will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m.

Pearson, Jean C.

Jean C. Pearson, 88, of New Port Richey, passed away on August 2, 2016.  She is survived by her loving husband, Edward, sons, James, William, Thomas, Steven and Dennis, daughters, Kathleen, Rosemary, Jeanne and Carol and sister, Eileen.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.  There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on Saturday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to HPH Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Witherspoon, Penelope

Penelope E. Witherspoon, 67, of Holiday, passed away on July 27, 2016.  She is survived by a stepson, Billy, brothers, Doyle, David, Doyen and Daniel, sisters Maureena and Tamara and 2 grandchildren.  Visitation will be held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Service will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:00 at Living Word Church.  Burial to follow at East Elfers Cemetery.

Langlois, Ralph N.

Langlois, Ralph N. 63 of New Port Richey, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. He was a beloved son, brother and uncle. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Langlois, brother, Richard and wife Kathleen, sisters, Elizabeth Donovan, Catherine Thompson and husband John, sister Jeanne Breen and husband Mike, and sister, Carolyn Langlois, Aunt Elizabeth MacDonald and many nieces and nephews. He was formerly from Fitchburg, MA. He was a graduate of Fitchburg High School and the University of Lowell.

Ralph will receive military honors at Florida National Cemetery at a future date.

Donations may be made the HPH Hospice.










Akey, Ryan

Ryan Akey, 32 of Holiday, passed away on July 10, 2016.  Survived by parents Nancy and Tim, brothers, Joshua and Chad.  Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.