Wardlaw, Virginia LaVerne Florance

Virginia LaVerne Florance Wardlaw, born October 20, 1919 in Dallas, Texas.  She passed away on October 19, 2018, one day before her 99th birthday.  LaVerne was married to Thomas Lamar Wardlaw, Jr. on May 5, 1940.  She was 99 years old.  LaVerne was a born again Christian who loved the Lord and He has taken her home to be with Him.

LaVerne had many accomplishments in her life, from her tomboy days of skating around her neighborhood and climbing trees, to dancing in a dance group and doing some modeling.  She took flying lessons from pilot instructor Tom Wardlaw, who was later to become her husband.  She learned to fly and she did her solo flight under his instruction.  After marriage they lived in Kansas City, Missouri where he was a pilot for TWA.  She taught children’s Bible classes under Child Evangelism Fellowship and also taught childrens’ classes at church.  It was through Child Evangelism that her children became Christians.

After marriage her husband Thomas went into the ministry after going to school at Kansas City Bible College.  They were to lead several different churches from Kansas City, Missouri to Wallula, Kansas.

LaVerne and Tom had three children, Sylvia Diane Wardlaw of Florida, Sharon Yvonne (Wardlaw) Dalley of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Thomas Lamar Wardlaw, III of Florida.

LaVerne will be missed by many, especially her three children, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of LaVerne can be made to Les Feldick Ministries at: www.lesfeldick.com.



Van Tine, Terry John

Terry John VanTine passed away on October 20, 2018 at the age of 70.

Terry was born January 10, 1948. Son of Edwin and Eleanor VanTine (Shaull).

He is survived by his wife, Regina VanTine of New Port Richey, daughters, Cherie VanTine, Sherburne, New York, Serena VanTine, Sherburne, New York, Tonya Loscavio-VanTine (Darren Hall), South Plymouth, New York, son, Matthew VanTine, Pennyslvania. Step-children Michelle (Bill) Walsh, Kelly (Terry) Milam, and Mike (Paula) Cook all of New Port Richey. Grandchildren: Brandy Meyers, Joshua Paine, Elizabeth Beebee, Glenn Beebee, Joseph Parks, Sarah VanTine, Timothy Hall and Zachery Hall all of New York. Rodney Pittman, Lorrie Pittman, Amber Blackwell and Michael and Jonathon Avery all of New Port Richey. Siblings, Rick VanTine, Mason City, Iowa, Deborah Carnrike, Norwich, New York and Lynnette Covell, Fremont, Ohio.

And numerous great grandchildren. Also survived by his ex-wife mother of his daughters, Donna Manwarren-VanTine of New York.

Predeceased in death by his parents, Edwin and Eleanor VanTine (Shaull), brothers, Robert VanTine, Edwin VanTine and grandson John Pittman.


Jackson, Robert Allen, Sr.

Robert (Bob) Allen Jackson Sr. (67) of Port Richey, FL died Tuesday Oct 16th in his home surrounded by family.  Robert was the 2nd of five children born to John Henry & Betty (Waltz) Jackson.  Bob was a skilled carpenter and continued to practice his craft even after his retirement.

Bob had two children from his first marriage and later had 10 grandchildren. Amie (Paul) Poore and their children John (Michaela) Poore, Caitlin (Orion) Johnson, Madison Poore, & Bryce Poore.  Robert Jackson Jr. and his children Sondra (Darius) Baker, Robert (Carol) Jackson III, Rian Jackson, Nicole Jackson, Richard (Lashunda) Jackson, Brandon (Shelby) Jackson, & Brianna Jackson.

He married Phyllis Hill on August 8, 1992 and was blessed with four more children & nine grandchildren. Dean Oglesby and his children Heather, Lance, & Lex. Rhonda Stubbs and her children Herbie, Krystal, & David. Phillip Oglesby & Chrissy Oglesby and her children Stephenie, Damien, & Dustin.

Bob had 31 great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, all of his siblings Frances (Francie), Mary, Gloria (Jeannie), & John (Jackie), two step-children Dean Oglesby & Rhonda Stubbs, and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held in Bob’s honor on Saturday October 20th, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home in New Port Richey, FL.


Hulslander, Donald L.

Donald L. Hulslander, 77 of Hudson, passed away on October 7, 2018.  He is survived by his son, Donald, daughters, Rhonda Joreen and Jennifer and life partner, Joan K. Berends.

Collins, Melissa Sue

Melissa Sue Collins was born April 26,1968 to Paul and Susan Collins in Queens, New York. She spent her first few years living in New York, then moved to Georgia and then Florida. She spent many summer vacations visiting Nani, aunts, uncles and cousins in New York until they all joined her family in Florida.

She attended Elfers Elementary, Gulf Middle and High Schools. She played soccer during her elementary and middle school years.

Melissa was employed by Long John Silvers and recently retired from Sam’s Club as an Associate for 20 years.

Melissa will be missed and remembered by all as a lovely girl, always wearing a smile , a loving mother and had a great love of cats.

She is predeceased by her father Paul J Collins. She is survived by her mother, Susan, brother ,Michael (Trish), grandmother Angela and her sons Kevin and Matthew and adorable grand daughter Zoey.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 30th, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Mass will be held on Monday, October 1st, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, New Port Richey.


Evans, Eileen M.

Eileen M. Evans, 87 of New Port Richey, passed away on September 26, 2018.  She is survived by her son, Gerard.  Visitation will be held Thursday, October 4th, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

Lones, Vera L.

Vera L. Lones, 71 of Elfers, passed away on September 18, 2018. She was born on March 23, 1947 to the late Hubert and Jewell Baillie. She is predeceased by the loves of her life, husband, Jack E. Lones, Sr., son, Jack E. Lones, Jr. and sister Irma J. Astore. Vera was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. Vera took care of many who needed a place to stay. She is and will always be an Angel. She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Martin, son, Chuck (Dawn) McBride, son, Skyshane Mustian, special niece, Candace Astore, grandchildren, Jacklynn Martin, Chastity Osborne, Calvin McBride, Kathryn Moore, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. It breaks our hearts to lose you, but we know you are with the loves of your life. We will have comfort in our special memories that will bring smiles to our faces. Visitation will be Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. with service at 12:00 p.m. Burial to follow at East Elfers Cemetery.


DeLieto, Joseph A.

On Sept. 14,2018 heaven gained one awesome, kind, friendly man named Joseph Anthony DeLieto.
He was born on Nov. 10,1921 and was a World War II veteran who was a GREAT inspiration to many people.
He leaves behind his three children- Carol Anne Smith and husband David, Francine Sikorski and
husband Henry, and Joseph DeLieto and wife Christine. He has 9 Grandchildren- David, Theresa, Cathy, Joanne, Melissa, Ryan, Anthony, Elizabeth and Carmine. 11 Great Granchildren- Richie, Kariana, Juliana, Nicholas, Christian, Jacob, Kayla, Austin, Dalton, Madison and Ethan. 2 Great Great Grandchildren- Wyatt and Paisley. He also has lots of other family members through marriages and engagements.
Joseph was also remembered as Little Poppy, Gramps and Grandpa D.
He enjoyed playing the odds on horse races. He will always be in our hearts and never forgotten!
He loved to dance so we know he is in heaven dancing again with his wife Florence DeLieto.
We all love you and you will be greatly missed but we have a lot of GREAT memories of you to keep forever.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8.  Mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Biondi, Dorothy Wilson

Dorothy Wilson Biondi, 96, died September 5, 2018 at her residence in Pasco County, FL.   Dorothy was born April 1, 1922 in Jersey City, NJ.  The Biondi family moved to Boca in 1958 where Dorothy was a kindergarten teacher at Boca Raton Elementary.  She moved to Pasco County in 2000.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Ignatius (Iggy) Biondi, her daughter Nancy Biondi and a great-great grandson Korbin Stitt.

She is survived by a son, Richard Biondi (Lana), and a daughter Jo Anne Biondi-Shannon (Ralph Shannon); by 5 grandchildren, Dorothy Blakeney (Anthony), Bill Jenkins (Natalie), Stephanie Biondi, Matthew Biondi and Dan Jenkins (Stephanie); by 6 great grandchildren, Taryn Dorsey (Adam), Mitchell Blakeney, Zachary Blakeney, Alyssia Stitt (Neil), Andrew Jenkins, and Daniel Jenkins (Alan Gallardo); and by 3 great-great grandchildren, Trenton Stitt, Wyatt Dorsey and Walker Dorsey.

A memorial service will be held at Boca Raton Mausoleum Chapel on Friday September 14, 2018 at 1:30 PM.  Entombment to follow.

Galloway, Elmer C.

Elmer C. (Sonny) Galloway of New Port Richey, FL, passed away on August 13, 2018 at the age of 87.  He was born in Camden, South Carolina on January 26, 1931 and was the son of the late Wallace A. and Blanch Galloway.  He was the youngest of five children.  Elmer graduated from Antioch High School in 1950 and joined the Army where he served two tours in Vietnam and was with the 101st Airborne and 82nd Airborne Divisions.  He was awarded several medals and was a Purple Heart Recipient.  His last assignment before retiring was Top Sergeant at West Point.  He and his wife Terri moved to Port Richey, Florida and remained in Florida until his death.  Elmer went on to get his bachelor’s degree and worked for the State of Florida for twenty years.  He was predeceased by his wife Terri Galloway.  Elmer was survived by his son Daniel Chance Galloway and daughter-in-law Dee Dee Galloway who serve as Missionaries in Bulgaria.  He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and three nephews.  He was a former member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Camden, South Carolina, a Master Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner.  Elmer was very active in his community and loved to play golf.  He will be greatly missed by family and fiends.