Woods, Jordan Alan

Jordan Alan Woods of Trinity, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 21 years of age.  He was riding his motorcycle when an SUV turned in front of him causing his death.  Jordan was born on April 20, 1996 in Clearwater, Florida to Alan and Marcella Woods.  He lived in Florida until moving to Luxembourg in 2001 where he attended the International School for his kindergarten year.  Upon returning from Europe in 2002, Jordan lived in Exton, Pennsylvania where he attended Mary C. Howse Elementary School through 5th grade.  In 2005, Jordan moved to Rebuck and subsequently Dalmatia, Pennsylvania where he attended Line Mountain Junior High School through 8th grade.  In 2010 he moved to San Ramon, California and attended Dougherty Valley High School through 10th grade.  In 2012 he moved to Trinity, Florida where he resided until his death.  He graduated from J.W. Mitchell High School in 2014 and subsequently attended Saint Petersburg College and was President of the Student Government.

In May 2016, Jordan began his service in the Navy Reserves and obtained the rank of Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class.  During his career he worked for Cracker Barrel Country Store and Restaurant, Sans Pizzeria, Leaning Tower of Pizza, McDonald’s and for Ferman Auto Group as a Service Adviser for the past 18 months.  Jordan enjoyed playing baseball, soccer, basketball and football.  He also enjoyed fishing.  Jordan’s favorite activity was simply spending time with his friends.  He was a very caring and compassionate young man, known by all for his giving nature.  He enjoyed life, always with a smile and no matter the situation, serious or casual, work or play, his view was it was all fun and even better if it was amongst friends and family.

He is survived by his father Alan, sister Mekeala, half-sister Alana and step-mother Ana, all of Trinity, Florida, mother Marcella Snyder, step-father Greg Snyder, step-brothers Cody and Caleb Snyder and step-sister Chloe Snyder, all of Dalmatia, Pennsylvania, maternal grandparents Charles and Cheri Griffith of Exton, Pennsylvania, Uncle Kevin and Aunt Kris Griffith of Rockton, Illinois, and Uncle Ron Rissell of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and many cousins.  Jordan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Frank (2000) and Janet Woods (1974) and his Aunt Kimberly Rissell (2009).

Memorial services are being held in Unionville, Pennsylvania on Thursday October 26th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Unionville Presbyterian Church followed by full military honors at the Unionville Cemetery and reception to follow.  An additional memorial service will be held in New Port Richey, Florida on Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with reception to follow.  For more information, contact the family at 727-642-1514 or 727-642-1800.

Williamson, Alvin

Alvin Lee Williamson, 76 of Odessa, Florida, passed away with his family by his side on October 16, 2017, of Leukemia.

Alvin was born in Odessa on October 21, 1940. He attended Gulf High School.

Alvin was self-employed as a Tractor Operator since 1980’s. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching old westerns. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Alvin raced stock cars for many years at the Citrus County Speedway.

Alvin Williamson is survived by his wife Stamatia Williamson. They were married on November 17, 1961, and had 55 wonderful years of marriage together. Alvin is also survived by his sons, Alvin Lee Williamson Jr (Deanna) and Allyn Williamson (Catherine); Grandchildren, Tiffany (David), Allyn Jr. (Ashley), Daylyn, Aleesa (Rory), Amanda, and Austin; Great-grandchildren, Aiden, Leah and Emme; Siblings, Frank and Orville.

The memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Church at Odessa and Pastor Chris will be Officiating the service.

Pastick, Fr. Joseph A.

Father Joseph Pastick

Father Joseph Aloysius Pastick Passed to his eternal reward October 19. He was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1949. After a long career serving the Catholics in the Chicago area, he retired to New Port Richey Florida. Despite his retirement status, Father Joe continue to minister to the Catholics of the New Port Richey, Port Richey and Hudson area .serving As an assistant priest at our Lady Queen of Peace in New Port Richey .He also assisted  at both St. James church in Port Richey and St. Michael the Archangel in Hudson. In Addition, he served as chaplain to the Knights of Columbus at our Lady Queen of Peace Council and as chaplain to the teaching sisters at Bishop Larkin school, Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus.

In his retirement, despite long hours ministering as a priest, he managed to find time for golf, and an occasional hunting or fishing trip. He loved all outdoor sports and before his knee repair had been an avid cyclist as well. He also loved to travel. Travel took him to a number of countries. All of these trips in addition to vacation time included pilgrimages to many holy sites.

Father Joe will be remembered for his engaging smile , his simple and humble demeanor, his purity of heart and above all, his love of Jesus and Mary. His greatest honor was to be able to say Mass and administer the sacraments. Perhaps the most fitting description of Father Joe is “thou art a priest forever, according to the order of Melchisidech”.

“May the angels lead thee into Paradise, May the martyrs receive thee at thy coming and take thee to the holy city Jerusalem, May the choirs of angels receive thee, and with Lazarus, once a beggar, may you have everlasting rest”.

Elliott, Ruth L.

Ruth, L. Elliott, 81 of New Port Richey died October 11, 2017. She came here from Live Oak, Florida. Born in Lewistown, PA to Charles and Elizabeth Ayers. She worked as a civil servant with the Navy Department, Selective Service System, Corp of Army Engineers and General Services Administration prior to her retirement.

On March 30, 1957 she married William A. Johnson, CPO, USN, deceased April 20, 1965. On May 5, 1973 she married Frank R. Elliott, deceased November 30, 1999.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs. The Suncoast Ladies Club of West Pasco, the Ladies Auxiliary of Unit 79, American Legion of New Port Richey and the Ladies Auxiliary of Unit 1754, VFW, Huntingdon, PA. She was an avid bridge player and book lover.

While survived by no immediate family she leaves dear nieces, nephews and cousins as well as cherished friends.

 

 

Kendrick, Milouise M.

Milouise Marie Kendrick of New Port Richey, Florida, daughter of Ivan Davis and Eva Marie Hevner, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 82. She was born on March 7, 1935 in DuBois, Pennsylvania, and was one of four children. She married her devoted , loving husband, Lloyd Lane Kendrick, Sr. on April 12,1952 in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Milouise retired from Spectrum Control in Pennsylvania as an electronic Expediter and moved to Florida to help raise her family. She was very creative and talented, and always making something for someone. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting , as well as all arts and crafts and loved owls.

Milouise is survived by husband of 65 years, Lloyd; her seven children, Lloyd, Jr., Gordon, Carolyn, Christy, Robin, Bob and Craig; sister, Marlene; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. Her Witness Internment will be on Monday, October 16 at the Florida National Cemetery. Loving remembrance may be expressed online at Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey, FL.

 

Littel, Ruth

Ruth Ann Littel joined her parents, Gerald and Margaret Littel in heaven on August 10, 2017. Ruth was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 20, 1962. She attended St Jude the Apostle Grade School and was a member of Pius XI High School’s graduating class of 1980. She achieved her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and completed UWM’s Interpreter Training Program. Ruth achieved National Interpreter Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

During her career, Ruth was a Sign Language Interpreter with the Milwaukee Public Schools, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Franklin Public Schools and Milwaukee Area Technical College. She was an Artistic Interpreter for the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, making the Arts accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons. Most recently, Ruth was interpreting for students in the Pasco County School System. She also used her sign language interpreting skills to serve patients in medical and mental health settings. Ruth cared deeply for her students, friends and family.

Ruth was always happiest when doing something to help someone else. She approached life with optimism; believing that “everything always works out,” always smiling through her own struggles. She sang in several choirs over the years. Ruth was a dedicated and enthusiastic Green Bay Packer fan and was well known for her baking skills. Ruth made the best chocolate chip cookies, because she made them with love and to make people happy.

Ruth is survived by her sister Mary Littel, her sister and brother-in-law, Joan Conrad and Craig Conrad, her brother Richard Littel, Dennis Manning, nephews Dennis Manning II and Matthew Manning, her Aunt Renee Littel, and cousins Kristi Fundak, Vicki Littel and Joseph Shabatka. She was loved dearly by Norlaine Conrad, Pat & Cindy Clark, Cary Zeznanski and her dear friend, Lucy Amirios. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to:

American Diabetes Association.

www.diabetes.org/donate.

2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900.

Arlington, VA 22202

There will be a Memorial Service held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 18, 2017. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. with a service following.  There will also be a Memorial for Ruth on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at St Jude the Apostle Church, 734 Glenview Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI  53213, phone #: 414-258-7371. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Mass will be at 5:00 p.m.

Hinton, Irene

Passed on August 11, 2017, she is survived by her husband, Bruce, and children, Susan of Alaska, Thomas of New Port Richey and stepson, Vincent of Georgia. Additionally, she is survived by a niece, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Before she was married, Irene, was a model and TV dancer. Later, she became director of one of the three top health spas in the world which the famous Gabor family were partners to. Jolie Gabor always used to call her “Lovely Irene” and she certainly used to turn heads driving her huge gold Oldsmobile Starfire with the roof down and her blonde hair billowing out. That lady who tried to jaywalk in front of her, and almost lost her life three times in the process, as Irene circled the block looking for a parking space, can finally safely rest now.
She retired to Florida at a young age, met Bruce, fifteen years her junior, fell in love and married. They enjoyed 46 years of togetherness, more than a decade of those years spent in their seaside home in Mexico Beach.
She particularly enjoyed bingo on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Regency Park Civic Center, of course shopping and leaves behind her mini-pin “Heidi”.
Cremation will be at Morgan Funeral Home and a service will be held at a later time. In lieu of
flowers, a donation may be made in her name to the Lighthouse for the Blind.

Devlin, Helen

Helen E. Devlin quietly passed away in the early morning hours of August 9th, 2017 at her home in New Port Richey, FL.   Born October 7th 1929, in St. Albans, NY, Helen was a faithful Catholic and enjoyed a lifetime of wonderful friends.

Helen is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, John G. Devlin.  Together they had five children, Jack (Monica), Jeanne (Richard), Peg (Bill), Jim (Michelle) and Brian (Doreen). She was predeceased by her children, Jeanne and Brian.

She is remembered as a loving and devoted mother.  She is also lovingly remembered by 13 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed by her family and the multitude of friends she had in the New Port Richey community.  Her gratitude for your love and support will endure forever.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 18th, 2017 with a celebration of her life and reception to be held at Morgan Funeral Home following.  All are welcome.

Galasso, Thomas A.

Thomas Anthony Galasso, 19 of Holiday, passed away on July 9, 2017.  He is survived by his parents, Anthony and Noreen Galasso, sister, Nicole, grandparents, Mary Macdowell and Salvatore Galasso and a large loving family.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a Service at 7:00 p.m.

 

DiGiulio, John A.

John A. DiGiulio, age 54 of Florida and formerly of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, died unexpectedly on July 2, 2017. Born in Lynn and raised in Swampscott, John attended St. John the Evangelist School and graduated from Swampscott High Class of 1981. John also attended Northeastern University and later completed his degree in engineering at Wayland University in Texas while serving in the Air Force as a pneumatics specialist on aircraft. John was a gifted and talented individual, and spent the majority of his professional career working for Henkel Corporation, where he designed and built prototypes for manufacturing solutions.  Throughout his career John attained numerous licenses and accreditations, including becoming an electrician and a commercial insurance adjuster.

John was extremely bright, loving, and affable, and always willing to share his immense skills with anyone who needed assistance.  He loved the warm weather that Florida offered, and moved permanently to the Tampa area in 2015. He enjoyed boating and meeting people in his new hometown of New Port Richey, Florida, and spending time with family and friends.  He will be deeply missed.

He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Pasquale DiGiulio of Swampscott and Florida, and his brother-in-law William E. Shanahan. He also leaves his children, John, Nicole, and Jennifer DiGiulio, grandchildren Dylan, Aria and Madelynne, his siblings Patricia Shanahan, Pamela and her husband Thomas Burkardt, Steven and his wife Cathy DiGiulio, Nancy and her husband Linus O’Donnell, as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, extended family, and friends.

Private family services took place in Florida on Thursday, July 6, 2017.  Arrangements coordinated by Morgan Funeral Home, 6025 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34653.

Local services will take place on Tuesday, July 18th, 10:00AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 174 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, Mass 01907.

Burial will be private.

All are invited to join us in celebrating John’s life.

Donations in John’s memory may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 or to a charity of one’s choice.