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Mary Widenor, 92 Inverness

Mary M. Widenor, 92, Inverness, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, in Lecanto.

She was born Dec. 3, 1910, in Scranton, Pa., to Anthony and Nellie Kueider. She moved here in 1974 from Kendall Park, N.J.

She was a homemaker. She was Protestant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Elmer Widenor, in August 1990.

Survivors include son, George P. Widenor of Paso Robles, Calif.; daughter, Mary E. Widenor of Inverness; sister, Nellie Meding of West Chester, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Robert Hanley of Westerly, R.I., Cynthia Torres of Paso Robles, Calif., and George Widenor of Fairfield, Calif.

Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

George Diemer, 56 Homosassa

George M. Diemer, 56, Homosassa, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, in Crystal River.

He was born April 20, 1947, in West Palm Beach to Earl and Ann Diemer and moved to Homosassa from Georgia.

Mr. Diemer worked as a surveyor for the states of Florida and Washington.

He was Presbyterian.

Survivors include his daughter, Katherina E. Diemer of Charleston, S.C.; and sister, Carol A. Wisniewski of Wheaton, Md.

Hooper Funeral Home, Homosassa.

Kenneth Eckert, 80 Homosassa

Kenneth A. Eckert, 80, Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, in Crystal River.

He was born Dec. 9, 1922, in Richmond, Va., to Frank and Regina Eckert. He moved here from Seminole in 1982.

Mr. Eckert was project developer for John D. McArthur, developer of Palm Beach Garden, Palm Beach.

He was a World War II veteran of the 29th Division 111th Field Artillery, taking part in the D-Day landing invasion of Normandy on Omaha Beach. Mr. Eckert received two Purple Heart medals and the Bronze Star.

He was a member of the 29th Division Association; AARP; Veterans of Foreign Wars; West Citrus Elks Lodge 2693 and the Sugarmill Woods Country Club. He was Catholic.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Arthur Eckert.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Alva "Honey" Eckert of Sugarmill Woods; two sisters, Regina Jeter of Lovingston, Va., and Dorothy Eades of Laneview, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Hooper Funeral Home, Homosassa.

Josephine Karl, 89 Inverness

Josephine Karl, 89, Inverness, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

Born July 16, 1914, in Lares, Puerto Rico, to Jose and Matilda (Lopez) Alberty, she came here 34 years ago from Far Rockaway, Long Island, N.Y.

Mrs. Karl retired from the Far Rockaway High School cafeteria as a food preparer with 16 years of service.

She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Inverness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Karl Sr., Oct. 30, 1971, and granddaughter, Josephine Karl, in September 2000.

Survivors include one son, Jacob "Jack" Karl Jr. of Hewlett, L.I., N.Y.; two daughters, Anne McAllister (Russell) of Charlotte, N.C., and Mitzie Graham (Edwin) of Inverness; two sisters, Amparo Passadin of Lakewood, N.J., and Rosario Rodriquez of Ponce, Puerto Rico; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews;

Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

Richard Lown, 65 Williston

Richard Alan Lown, 65, Williston, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, in Ocala.

Born in Oneonta, N.Y., he moved here two months ago from New York.

Mr. Lown was a retired maintenance person for the Citrus County School Board.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, member of the National Rifle Association and a former Boy Scout Leader in Franklin, N.Y. He was Protestant.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Lown of Williston; two daughters, Bonnie Hum of Holder and Lisa Bell of Williston; one brother, Robert Lown of Ocala; three sisters, Laurel Lown and Sharon Havens, both of Otego, N.Y., and Judy Hendricks of Dunnellon; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Yvonne Hazlett, 81 Hernando

Yvonne S. Hazlett, 81, Hernando, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, in Hernando.

Born in Portage, Pa., she came here from Pottstown, Pa.

She was a retired, self-employed seamstress. She was Protestant, and attended North Oak Baptist Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, George William Hazlett Sr.

Survivors include a son, George William Hazlett Jr., of Crystal River; three daughters, Marcia J. Fisher of Heiskell, Tenn., Donna G. Mosley of Hernando and Debra E. West of Smyrna, Del.; four brothers, John Forsythe of New Buffalo, Pa., Paul Forsythe of Harleysville, Pa., Robert Forsythe of Medina, Ohio, and Raymond Forsythe of Coudersport, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Nicholas Santora Inverness

Nicholas Anthony Santora, Inverness, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, in Surrey Place of Lecanto.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he was born to Alfio and Natale Santora and moved to Florida in 1976 from there.

He was a retired auto mechanic. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

His wife, Jenny Santora, preceded him in death Dec. 16, 1987.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Loyd and her husband Winston of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, Rocco Santora of Pennsylvania and John Santora of Queens, N.Y.; sister, Rose Maresca, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

Neal Collins, 73 Homosassa

Neal Collins, 73, Homosassa, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at his home.

Born May 27, 1930, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Wae and Frieda (Bechtel) Collins, he moved here one year ago.

Mr. Collins was a retired estimator for a printing firm and a U.S. Navy veteran.

He was Methodist and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Becky Jane Collins.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary (Taylor) Collins of Homosassa; son and daughter-in-law, Ned Collins (Stephanie) of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two granddaughters; and two sisters, Jeannette Schneeberger of Fort Collins, Colo., and Sue Wurster of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Wayne Dey, 63 Inverness

Wayne Stenson Dey, 63, Inverness, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, in Cedar Key.

A native of Trenton, N.J., he was born July 6, 1940, to Alvin and Violet Dey. He moved to Florida 10 years ago from Hightstown, N.J.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Helen Dey of Inverness; son, David Dey of South Brunswick, N.J.; stepson, Richard Quackenbush of Delmar, Del.; daughter, Cathy Weber of Kendall Park, N.J.; stepdaughters, Deborah Comins of Inverness and Linda Jones of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Gordon Dey of Cranbury, N.J., and Robert Dey of Absecon, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

James Forest, 53 Nashua, N.H.

James A. Forest, 53, Nashua, N.H., and Drakes Island, Maine, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at home surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Mr. Forest was born April 26, 1950, in Nashua, son of Lionel A. and Zoe M. (Tamposi) Forest.

He was the husband of Marilyn Higgins Forest, whom he married on June 23, 1973.

Mr. Forest began his career under the guidance of his uncle, Sam A. Tamposi, who shared a love for the "built environment" and an enthusiasm for the "art of the deal." Mr. Forest was involved in the acquisition and development of industrial, commercial and residential properties in Nashua and the surrounding area. He also developed properties with an eye toward historic value and was the recipient of a national award for the restoration of his office complex at 91 Amherst St.

As a result of his interest in land conservation and saving open space, in 1989 he was appointed by Gov. Judd Gregg to the State Land Conservation Investment Program, which allocated 50 million for acquisition of land and conservation easements. During his tenure on the LCIP, he served as chairman of a subcommittee to help preserve Lake Umbagog, which straddles the New Hampshire and Maine border.

Always active in the community, he sat on the boards of United Way of Greater Nashua, Nashua Children's Association, YMCA, Nashua Affordable Housing Task Force, First N.H. Mortgage Corp., First Federal Savings and Loan, and New Hampshire Savings Bank South. He was also active in Nashua Rotary West and had recently been honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Nashua. In addition, he had served as a trustee for Mount St. Mary's High School, Bishop Guertin High School and Applewild School in Fitchburg, Mass.

He was also a trustee for Laudholm Trust in Wells, Maine, which supports the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, a 1, 600-acre land preserve in southern Maine. A neighbor of the reserve at his home on Drakes Island Beach, he quickly became involved in its preservation efforts.

The home he built on the Maine shore in 1982 was dear to his heart, and it sustained and comforted him with its beauty until the end of his life. Devoted to his family and many friends, he was supportive of his children's passion for the arts and enjoyed gardening at his home in Maine, where he frequently entertained and never failed to please with his gourmet cooking.

He attended Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua and received a bachelor of science degree from the Boston College School of Management in 1972. His college education included a year at Loyola University in Rome, where he met his wife. In 1987 he received a master of science in real estate development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Besides his wife and parents, survivors include two sons, John P. Forest of New York City and David M. Forest of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Kathryn E. Forest of New York City; his father-in-law, Dr. Raymond F. Higgins of Greenfield, Mass.; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol Forest and Bernard Stoltie of Shelton, Conn.; a brother-in-law, James E. Higgins and his wife, Laura, of Friendswood, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Carol H. Aultman and her husband, Mark, of Westerville, Ohio, Gail H. Fogarty and her husband, Edward, of Providence, R.I., and Dorothy H. Nuanes and her husband, John, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Farwell Funeral Service, Nashua, N.H., is in charge of arrangements.

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