Campbell, James A., Sr.

James A. Campbell, Sr., 82 of Port Richey, passed away on January 5, 2016.  He is survived by his sons, Michael Stephan, Thomas Stephan, James Campbell, John Campbell and Joseph Campbell, daughter, Maureen Hoeler and sister, Sister Grace Campbell.  He also is survived by 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.  Mass will be held on Monday, January 11th, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida at 12:30 p.m. on January 11, 2016.

Bushke, Stephen L.

Stephen Louis Bushke

June 26, 1941 – January 4, 2016

Steve Bushke passed away on Monday, January 4, 2016 in New Port Richey, Florida, after a multiple-year battle with cancer. Mr. Bushke was born on June 26, 1941 to Clifford and Annette Bushke and grew up in Fox Lake, Wisconsin, where he was an avid sportsman, graduating from Fox Lake High School in 1959. He received his undergraduate degree in elementary education from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his master’s degree in education administration from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Throughout his 30+ year career in education, he served the community as a volunteer, teacher, principal, and superintendent at several locations throughout Wisconsin, including Iowa-Grant School District and Southwestern Wisconsin Community School District; concluding his career at Mayville Community School District.

Mr. Bushke married Erna Jean Hermann on October 21, 1961, and together they had five children and six grandchildren. In addition to teaching and spending time with his children, Mr. Bushke enjoyed golfing, hunting, and being a fan to his grandchildren’s many sports activities.

Mr. Bushke is preceded in death by his son, Bradley Louis Bushke, and his parents Clifford and Annette Doornek Bushke. Mr. Bushke will live on through his many family and friends, including his wife of 54 years Erna Hermann Bushke (Beaver Dam, Wisconsin); children Beth Bushke (St. Louis, Missouri), Bart and Jina Bushke (Kiel, Wisconsin), Burt and Tammy Bushke (Mayville, Wisconsin), and Becky Bushke and David Bloedow (Beaver Dam, Wisconsin); grandchildren Cassie Biertzer, Madison and Taylor Bushke, and Kayla, Morgan, and Bradley Bushke; and sister DiAnn Bushke Hillerman. Mr. Bushke was a well-loved brother-in-law, uncle, and dear friend to many.

Arrangements pending at Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Fox Lake, Wisconsin (

Valluzzi, Vickie Rae

Vickie Rae Valluzzi, 52 of Holiday, passed away on December 26, 2015.  She is survived by her husband, Richard, daughters, Valerie and Rachel, parents, Wayne Foshee and Wanda Crowe and brother, Hal Foshee.


Kaval, Helen D.

Helen D. Kaval, 85, of New Port Richey, passed away on December 7, 2015. She is survived by sons, Keith and Kenny Kaval, daughters, Lorraine Gifford, Barbara Steinberg, Debra Tenore, Suzanne Myette, Sharon Abrams, Lisa Abinette, Linda Burke, sisters, Jean Warwick, Gail Merkle and Peggy Della, 24 grandchildren and 8  great-grandchildren.  She is predeceased by her husband, Charles and sons Charles and Mark.

Memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 20th at 2:00 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.

Hall, Minnie R.

Minnie R. Hall, 88, of Port St. Lucie, formerly of New Port Richey, passed away on November 29, 2015.  She is survived by her son, William and his wife, Barbara, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-granddaughters. She is predeceased by her daughter, Vickie Maresca.

Memorial Service will be held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, December 16th at 11:00 a.m. with Internment at Florida National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

Schuman, Bettie J.

Bettie J. Schuman, 80, of New Port Richey, passed away on November 26, 2015.  She is survived by her husband, Robert, sons, Mark (Sue), Scott and Randy, daughter, Trish Menkhaus, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Martinez, Luis R.

Luis R. Martinez, 67, of Hudson, passed away on December 1, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, son, Luis, daughter, Tracey Bhattan, brother, Anthony, sisters, Carmen Martin and Millie Limbrick, 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 6th, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m. with Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.

Russo, Aurelia “Dolly”

Aurelia “Dolly” Russo, 94 of New Port Richey, passed away on November 12, 2015.  She is survived by a son, Tony and daughter-in-law, Gaye Russo, daughter, Lucille Ricker and son-in-law, Frank Ricker, grandchildren Christopher, Craig, Frankie, Heather, Joanna and Deanna and great-grandchildren, Alexis, Chase, Kaden, Giada and Zander.


Pearson, Ray J.

Ray J. Pearson, 88 of Port Richey, passed away on November 23, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Greta, daughter, Gale Burns, brother, James, 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  He is predeceased by daughter, Lynn Johnson.

Ray was born in Chicago, Illinois.  He was a building contractor and also served in the U.S. Navy.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Pallative Care, 2061 Collier Parkway, Land O’Lakes, FL  34639-9978.


Spoonster, Mabel A.

Mabel A. (Dreier) Spoonster, 92, died peacefully on November 9, 2015 in New Port Richey, FL.

Mabel is survived by her four children: Dr. Linda Spoonster Schwartz (Stanley), Pawcutuk, CT, Patricia Whitlam of Brunswick, OH, Dr. Janet M. Litzel (Jack), New Port Richey, FL, and Timothy Spoonster, Hamilton, OH; and a sister, Daena Miller.  She is proceeded in death by her husband Robert Spoonster and her son Terrance Spoonster, Sharon Center, OH.  She has 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mabel was born in Wadsworth, OH to parents Louis and Martha Dreier.

Mabel was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the Legion of Mary, Steven Springs Garden Club and S.O.L.V.E.  She was a thirty-eight year resident of Seven Springs Golf and Country Club.

A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, New Port Richey, FL.

A special thank you to the staff at Trinity Rehab Center and HPH Hospice for her excellent and loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Seven Springs Garden Club, 3535 Trophy Boulevard, New Port Richey, FL  34655.