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.
Jean Ann Hughes, 84, of Spring Hill, passed away on February 25, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Rev. John Hughes, sons, Mark, John, Dwight and Daren, brother, Charles Larson, sister, Mary Larson, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 8th at 11:00 a.m.
Helen M. Wheeler, 96, of New Port Richey, passed away on February 25, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Peckar and grandchildren, Erik and Helena Peckar and Caroline Ward.
George Slack, 74, of Tarpon Springs, passed away on February 23, 2013. He is survived by his son, Richard; daughters, Mary Flanagan and Cathy Sequin and 6 grandchildren.
Somayajulu Amaravadi, 92 of New Port Richey, passed about on February 12, 2014. He is survived by his son, Dr. Sivakumar Amar (Ramana), 2 other sons, 1 daughter, 1 sister, 1 brother, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Donald Eugene Varney passed away quietly February 11th at Life Care Center of New Port Richey from a short illness. He was born March, 26,1941 in Lobata, WV. He is the son of the deceased Belle Politakis and also deceased Jennings Varney. He resided in Lutz, FL and Saint Albans, WV. He is survived by three sons Rod , his wife Linda , Steve, Jason and his wife Rowena. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren including, Erik, Brent, Zack, Gage, Skylar, Camryn, Abby, Pheobie, Jacob and Mia. Friends and family may pay their respects @www.morganfuneralhome.com. The family also invites all to a life celebration on March 23, 2pm at the home in Lutz. They also ask for donations in lieu of flowers to the Make A Wish foundation in his name.
Szklarz, Walter E. “Gene” 87 of New Port Richey FL passed away on Feb 7, 2014
Born in Worcester MA on Sept 16, 1926, he attended St Mary’s School in Worcester. He graduated from Catholic University in Washington DC, and was a member of Phi Kappa. Gene played on and was captain of the varsity basketball team, and in 1944 they played in the NCAA tournament in Madison Square Garden. A veteran of WW II, Gene served in the US Army and assisted with translations of documents from Polish to English.
Gene worked for Sears for 35 years in various locations including Washington DC, Framingham, MA, Camden, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Frederick MD, and retired in 1986 in Pottstown, PA where he was the store manager. While in Pottstown Gene was a member of the Elks and a Past President and recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship from the Pottstown Rotary.
A man of great faith he was active in his parishes of St. Aloysius in Pottstown, Pa and St. Thomas Aquinas in New Port Richey, FL where he volunteered with the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
He had a life time love of the game of golf and is responsible for introducing and encouraging many folks to also take up the game. A quiet but fierce competitor, he won numerous club championships and member guest tournaments at Brookside and Plymouth Country Clubs in PA and Seven Springs and Timber Greens County Clubs in FL.
Gene loved a good a joke, he had a great voice, and while he couldn’t for the last 20 years, he loved to sing. He enjoyed reading, traveling and being surrounded by family and friends laughing and having a good time.
Gene is survived by his wife of 62 years Joyce (LeBlanc) of Hoosick Falls NY, daughter Allison from Nashua, NH, son Tom and his wife Cindy and grandsons Matthew, Zachary, Alex and Dylan of Sherwood, OR, his sister Sally Karbowski of Auburn, Ma, sister-in-law Idamary Gardiner of Hudson, Fl, and his beloved nieces and nephews, god-children, and their families.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30am Wednesday Feb 12 at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in New Port Richey FL. A reception will be held afterwards at the Timber Greens Clubhouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to HPH Hospice (
Special thanks to HPH Hospice NPR for the wonderful care and support.
“I’ve traded my sickness, I’ve traded my pain, and I’ve laid them down for the joy of the Lord.”
Kevin S. Casey, 50, of Hudson, passed away on February 2, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Samantha, sons, Scotty, Nicki, Kody, Ryan and Kiernan, brother, Mark, sisters, Kim Robinson and Kelley Casey, mother, Helen, cousin, Randy and 6 grandchildren. Family will be having services at a later date.
Barbara Jean Barton, 79 of Southlake, Texas passed away on February 2, 2014. She is survived by her companion Tony Fera, daughters, Katherine Smith and Vickey Frandsen, brother, Tom Beckham, sister, Mary Ann Walker, 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Melba “Ruth” Ward, 85, of Hudson, passed away on January 31, 2014. She is survived by her son, Christopher, daughter, Deborah Sueliman, brother, Chrlaes Forrester, sisters, Mary Hewitt and Wonda Lee Shank, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.