King, Marilyn A.

Marilyn A. King, 67, of Holiday, passed away April 11, 2014.  She is survived by her husband, Walter, sons, Stephen and Matthew, daughter, Marissa Della Porta and 3 grandchildren.  She was a secretary for the Niskayuha High School.

Robinson, Michael

Michael H. Robinson passed away, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at age 68 after a battle with kidney disease.

Michael is survived by his wife, Joanne Olsen-Imbracsio, a son, Christopher Robinson, three daughters, Jennifer Graham, Lora Jones and Linda Cerankowski, five grandchildren, Tyler Scott, Piper Graham, Deliah Graham, Ashley Keniston and Michael Keniston.

Michael is also survived by his brothers, Daniel Robinson and Edward Robinson and sisters, Marge Chappel and Roberta Carey.

Michael was retired from Bridgeston-Firestone as Automotive Manager and also owned his own tire company in Houston, TX.

Michael was a warm and loving man.  He was a good husband, father, grandfather and a best friend.

Today, God took him to Heaven. We will all miss him.  We will remember his smile, his laugh, his strength and charactor.  Life will not be the same without him.

Knowing he is in God’s care now and that we will all meet again in heaven, Michael lives on with us in our hearts and memories.



Biggs, Judith

Judith Mae Biggs, 73, of New Port Richey, passed away on April 8, 2014.  She is survived by her sons, Michael, Arthur, Adam and Thomas, daughter, Valerie Thompson, brother, Donald Moreau, sisters Jean Gerold and Doretta Moreau, several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Whittaker, Roscoe Ogden

Roscoe Ogden Whittaker, 93, passed away in New Port Richey, Florida.

Mr. Whittaker was born on May 18, 1920 to Lewis J. and Susan (Graves) Whittaker at the family homestead located in Whitney Point, New York.  Roscoe graduated from Whitney Point Center School in 1939 and attended Cornell University until 1940, leaving to manage the family dairy farm founded in 1915 by his father.  He married Marjorie A. Wolford on October 2, 1943, and their home became the gathering place for family celebrations, neighborhood socials, and grandchildren’s summer vacations for many years until moving to Florida in 2002.

Roscoe was the sole owner of the Whittaker Farm in Whitney Point, NY until 1980.  He was a charter member of the Broome County Farm Bureau and served as a County Representative for 35 years as well as a 50 year member of the Whitney Point United Methodist Church.  He and Marjorie loved to travel, visiting 7 foreign countries and all 50 states.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and was an avid card player.  His special gift of telling stories about the “good old days” enriched the lives of four generations.

He is survived by his wife Marjorie Whittaker;  daughter Annette, sons; Stuart, Dennis and Keith, their spouses with ten grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial gather at Morgan Funeral Home on Sunday, April 13 at 12:30 PM followed by a memorial service at 1:30 PM.

In memory of Roscoe Whittaker, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Glaucoma Research Foundation at or send a check to: Glaucoma Research Foundation, 251 Post Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA  94108

Eden, Marian

Marian Eden, 77, of New Port Richey, passed away on April 3, 2014.  She is survived by her husband, Carl, sons, Carl and Gregg, daughters, Brenda Charest and Pamela Klein, brothers, Donald and Albert Lend, sisters, Judy Greco, Iris Ahrens, Adrienne McDermott and Patricia Gordon, 10 grandchildren and 1 and 1/2 great-grandchildren.  Visitiation will be held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, April 6th from 2 – 4 p.m. with a Service at 4:00 p.m.

Buckman, Bernita

Bernita H. Buckman (Bonnie)77 passed away April 1st 2014.
Bonnie Buckman was born Bernita Helen Strohmayer to Edward and Helen Strohmayer in Syracuse, NY on May 14th 1936. She attended Central High in Syracuse until her senior year when she caused a a small scandal by eloping with and Airman, Earl “Robby” Robinson and dropping out of school one month before graduation.
Bonnie and her husband started on their journey to new places and people that would become a pattern throughout her life. Her first child was born in Germany in 1955. Bonnie would be blessed with five more children throughout the next ten years. Each child born in a different states or countries depending on where their military tour was at the time. A military salary didn’t pay much in those days and Bonnie took to sewing to make clothes for herself and the kids. Occasionally throughout her life, she took part-time jobs to supplement the family budget: working as an office cleaner, bartender, babysitter, store clerk, post mistress and her favorite – floral arranger.
During a marriage separation in the late 1960′s Bonnie met her future new husband to be when she had to throw him out of the tavern she was working at for being too loud. He was smitten and vowed to his buddy that he was going to marry that pretty blond as they left the door. He came back the next day and day after. Robert (Buck) Buckman and Bonnie were married for over 30 years until his passing in 2001. A yours, mine, theirs and ours union produced one more child. Buck’s job allowed the family to continue traveling to various country’s and United States. They were stationed in Ethiopia during the outbreak of civil war and were separated for 6 months when women and children were evacuated back stateside.
Sometime after Buck’s passing Bonnie met and befriended a recent widower on a senior’s online forum – Arthur Jablonski. Though unexpected a new romance blossomed. They married and spent 12 years together until his passing in February 2014. Bonnie and Art set up home in New Port Richey, FL and traveled the world via cruises, 28 cruises in all. They enjoyed many family get together’s at their home and were never at a loss for company as they had their spoiled and loved dogs Muffin,Shotzy and Emmy.
Bonnie is predeceased by both her parents, Buck, Art, and her sister Marylin and daughter Deborah Lipscomb. Bonnie is survived by her children: Debra Gamba – Syracuse, NY, Laurie Manuele – Portland, OR, HollyTiedemann of Cobleskill New York. David Robinson – Tampa, FL, Shari McEwen – Miami, FL, Pam Armocida – New Port Richey, FL, Susan Buckman – New Port Richey, FL, Alison Nasekos – Tampa, FL, Karen Trueman – Manassas, VA., Janet Keith – Orlando, FL, Steven Jablonski – Orlando, FL. Siblings: Edward Strohmayer, Jr – AK, Jeannie Wilson – Syracuse, NY, Kathy DeRito – Syracuse, NY. 20 grandchildren as well as many great grandchildren.
We invite all friends of the family who can attend a “Celebration of Life” Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Mom’s residence.  Please contact one of us for the address.

Buffmyer, June H.

June H. Buffmyer, 93, of New Port Richey, passed away on March 24, 2014.  She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Deese, sisters, Edith Rand and Alice Robinson, 2 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Graveside service will be held at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Smith, Linda

Linda D. Smith, 61, of Holiday, passed away on March 28, 2014.  She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Smith.

Thomas, Lynda Jo

Lynda Jo Thomas, 58, of New Port Richey, passed away on March 16, 2014.  She is survived by her daughters, Michelle Morris and Jessica Dean, sisters, Brenda Martyniak and Venessa Dazio and several grandchildren.

Oshaughnessy, Jr., Kenneth Patrick

Kenneth Patrick Oshaughnessy, Jr., 61, of Holiday, passed away on March 5, 2014.  He is survived by his children, Ryan, Kevin, Megan, Caitland and Erin, his mother, Loretta and sister Patricia Rowley.