THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO THOSE MEMBERS OF

FLORIDA DAV CHAPTER 70
Gerald A. Shonk

(formerly DAV Citrus County - 1958)
Inverness, Florida

THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE US


LEST WE FORGET

This day, and everyday,
let us pray for and remember those who served our country,
and who now serve to provide us our freedom under God´s grace
Each day rejoice and give thanks to GOD for all we have is HIS



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Freedom isn't Free
The price is still being paid


Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie,
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you 'grave for me,
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

Requiem - Robert Louis Stevenson 1850–1894


At the going down of the sun, we shall honor and remember them


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Marvin Elmer Aaberg - 12 April 2012 - Inverness, FL - Age 87 - U. S. Navy

Jesse Allender - 22 March 2013 - Homosassa Springs, FL - Age 88 - U. S. Army

John Allison - 5 October 2010 - Tampa, FL - Age 86 - U. S. Army Air Corp.

Pasquale Amalfitano - 17 July 2002 - Lecanto, FL - Age 74 - U. S. Navy

Carl Amdur - 22 March 2002 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 79 - U. S. Army Air Corp.

Neville Anderson - 26 October, 2015 - Inverness, FL - Age 87 - U. S. Navy and Marine

Willie Joe Andrews - October 5, 2010 - Yankeetown, FL - Age 89

James Everett Archbell - February 8, 2015 - Inverness, FL - Age 90 - U. S. Navy

Robert J. Auld - March 28, 2015 - Hernando, FL - Age 78 - U. S. Air Force

Wayne M. Ault - August 4, 2014 - Lecanto, FL - Age 88 - U. S. Navy & U. S. Coast Guard





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Frank Bafaro - March 7, 2003 - Homosassa, FL - Age 83

Raymond D Baker - September 11, 2000 - Hernando, FL Age 68

Andrew Bachinsky - October 16, 2011 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 72

Bruce Baldwin - March 15, 2011 - Binghamton, NY - Age 84

Harter T. "Mooney" Becker - May 8, 2016 - Inverness, FL - Age 94

Henry Bucior - January 11, 2011 - Palmer, MA - Age 84

Harter 'Mooney' Becker - May 8, 2016 - Inverness, FL - Age 94

David Beckner - February 9, 2011 - Lecanto, FL - Age 55

Robert Adolf Bernhard - December 15, 2010 - Snellville, GA - Age 87

Arthur Roy Betz - Troup, TX - 26 September 2013 - Age 85

James C. Bitter - Homosassa, FL - 18 October 2016 - Age 88

John C. Blankenbeckler - January 21, 2003 - Homosassa, FL - Age 81

Thomas Bobinski - July 7, 2011 - Homosassa, FL - Age 80

Thomas Booker - September 10, 2011 - Inverness, FL - Age 80

Willis Bockee - March 10, 2011 - Homosassa, FL - Age 92

Angelo A. Brascia - July 26, 2015 - Inverness, FL - Age 93 - U. S. Navy

Benjamin Brown - August 23, 2006

Clarence Brown - April 3, 2010 - Homosassa, FL - Age 88

David Brown - February 25, 2011 - Middlefield, OH - Age 55

Joseph H. Brown - September 3, 2011 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 95

William A. Brown - August 6, 2011 - Inverness, FL - Age 78

Robert G. Bryner Jr. - April 28, 2014 - Hernando, FL - Age 83

Milton O. Byrnes - February 9, 2011 - Homosassa, FL - Age 89
Past Chapter Commander





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George Callahan - January 27, 2001 - Inverness, FL - Age 63

Robert F. Campbell - 14 October 2013 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 90

Howard H. Carter - August 9, 2011 - Hernando, FL - Age 63

Bernard Chartier - February 10, 2010 - Tupper Lake, NY - Age 88

William D. Coffey - August 20, 2010 - Lecanto, FL - Age 79

Robert G. Coolbeth - August 4, 2010 - Inverness, FL - Age 63 - US Army

Gary Cooper - April 20, 2002 - Crystal River, FL - Age 50

James Creel - September 8, 2006

Robert M. Cummins - May 13, 2012 - Traverse City, MI - Age 91

David Walter Cummings - April 13, 2014 - Crystal River, Florida - Age 65 - U.S. Air Force

Elwood Currier - August 26, 2011 - Merritt Island, FL - Age 81

Paul Curry - November 29, 2013 - Floral City, FL - Age 65
a formal Chapter Treasurer





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Dallas Daily - March 31, 2010 - Hernando, FL - Age 85

Edward Daniels Jr. - October 24, 2016 - Inverness, FL - Age 93

Hartwell A. Dew Jr. - March 31, 2003 - Crystal River, FL - Age 76

Richard Diederich - December 2010 - St. Petersburg, FL - Age 87

George DePina - February 18, 2003 - Floral City, FL - Age 76

Jerry DiPaola - May 15, 2001 - Inverness, FL - Age 80

Edward F. Dolen - December 28, 2013 - Crystal River, FL - U. S. Navy & U. S. Air Force - Age 87

Francis J. Doran - August 18, 2010 - Ocala, FL - Age 92 - US Army

Joseph Drasgow - May 19, 2011 - Crystal River, FL - Age 77

Thomas Dunn - reported February 2003 - Crystal River, FL - Age 55

Roland Duquette - March 3, 2000 - Naugatuck, CT - Age 78





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Thomas A. Eidson - January 7, 2016 - Dunnellon, FL - Age 66

John E. Evans - August 8, 2010 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 78





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Louie George Falzarano - September 1, 2011 - Inverness, FL - Age 85

Carmelo Francis Ferrara - December 29, 1922 - Hernando, FL - Age 91

Thomas E. Fields - January 23, 2003 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 56

Kenneth Eugene "Shakey" Fisher - January 20, 2015 - Homosassa, FL. - Age 82

Darl L. Fiske - August 24, 2015 - Floral City, FL - Age 82 - U. S. Army

Thomas Fletcher - July 7 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 84

Oliver Forand - July 18, 2011 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 97

Ronald E. Fox - May 17, 2014 - Inverness, FL - Age 81 - U. S. Army

Earl L. Frey - August 25, 2011 - Anoka, MN - Age 92





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John N. Gardner - October 30, 2013 - Homosassa, FL - Age 77

Donald L. Gardiner - January 16, 2013 - Leavenworth, Kansas - Formerly of Inverness, FL - Age 80

Phillippe Gaucher - October 5, 2011 - Inverness, FL - Age 62

Raymond C. Gavin - September 4, 2010 - Inverness, FL - Age 83

Horace Gallahue - February 19, 2004 - Dunnellon, FL - Age 76

John Garner - October 30, 2013 - Homosassa, FL - Age 77

Cyrus Gavin - June 7, 2000 - Inverness, FL - Age 76

Adolph "Al" F. Gavlik - August 30, 2012 - Inverness, FL - Age 82
A past Treasurer of the Chapter

David Genobles - February 3, 2011 - Inverness, FL - Age 72 - US Army

Thomas W. Getts - April 1, 2003 - Crystal River, FL - Age 56

Frank Gianneti - July 18, 2011 - Rio Rancho, NM - Age 88

Leslie Githens - December 16, 2011 - St. Cloud, FL - Age 88

Joseph Giuffre - April 15, 2010 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 90

Cecil Gore - August 17, 2009 - Citrus Springs, FL - Age 86

William Eugene Greet - April 12, 2012 - Homosassa, FL - Age 94


Robert Guirkin - August 20, 2006





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Charles Hamilton - March 19, 2003 - Homosassa, FL - Age 75

George Hammond - 18 March 2012 - Inverness, FLl - Age 87

John Harvey - reported February 2009

Sterling Hays - May 29, 2011 Inverness, FL - Age 85

Robert L. Hines - October 20, 2014 - Hernando, FL - Age 88 - U. S. Navy

Charles R. Hohl - August 16, 2016 - Beverly Hill, FL - Age 91

R.G. Holden - January 2, 2011 - Floral City, FL - Age 98

William J. Holland - August 19, 2015 - Hernando, FL - Age 89 - U. S. Army

Peter J. Holley Jr. - July 25, 2010 - Spring Hill, FL - Age 89

Dale L. Hortman - August 23, 2015 - Hernando, FL - Age 58 - U. S. Air Force

Harry Horton - January 5, 2011 - Lecanto, FL - Age 80

William Hudson - August 11, 2006

Jesse F. Hughes - September 11, 2015 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age - 97 - U. S. Army

Philip D. Hussey - March 25, 2014 - Hernando, FL - Age 82 - U. S. Army





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James Inlow - reported February 2003 - Dunnellon, FL - Age 85





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Novel Jackson - reported February 2010

Novel Jackson - reported February 2009

Raymond Jackson - August 30, 2009 - Inverness, FL

George R. Johnson - June 18, 2014 - Inverness, FL - Age 94





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Calvin Kaercher - reported May 2002 - Hernando, FL

Elmer Kaufinan - February 23, 2003 - Homosassa, FL - Age 82

Lawrence Manning Kellam - December 27, 2015 - Loudon, TN - Age 96

George Kennedy - Inverness, FL

Louis Kennedy

Richard Kerns - November 16, 2010 - Dunnellon, FL - Age 85

Ron Klock - Hernando, FL

Kenneth Knight - Floral City, FL - Age 92 - U. S. Army

Joseph Kobylarz - April 4, 2011 - Inverness, FL - Age 91

Richard A. Kofsuske - May 23, 2015 - Inverness, FL - Age 75 - U. S. Navy

August Kolzow - Inverness, FL

Joseph Kuefner - August 2, 2012 - Dunnellon, FL - Age 71





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John K. Langenbacher - February 21, 2013 - Homosassa, FL - Age 88

Ira Langenmayr - March 2, 2003 - Crystal River, FL - Age 85

David R. Leaf - November 14, 2015 - Inverness, FL - Age 68 - U. S. Army

William E. Lentz - February 12, 2015 - Inverness, FL - Age 79

Robert Lebert - February 11, 2003 - Inverness, FL - Age 70

Edward Lembish - December 15, 2001 - Age 86

William E. Lentz - Feburary 12, 2015 - Inverness, FL - Age 79 - U. S. Navy

Eldred Leturno - September 14, 2011 - Homosassa, FL - Age 89

Sergio L Lopez - May 15, 2012 - Inverness, FL - Age 63

Alan Lunger - September 10, 2006

John Luhan - June 3, 2009 - Homosassa, FL - Age 86

Wilbert Lund - October 5, 2010 - Bay City, MI - Age 91

Arthur E. Luther - November 8, 2014 - Lecanto, FL - Age 90 - U. S. Army





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Paul G. Maurer - January 2, 2015 - Hernando, FL - Age 87 - U. S. Marine

William L. Magito - January 9, 2014 - Dunnellon, FL - Age 88 -

Wallace Marcum - April 23, 2010 - Inverness, FL - Age 60

John Marketia - October 5, 2011 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 99

Gerald E. Martin - Oswego, NY - 26 July 2013 - Age 84

Paul Gale Maurer - January 5, 2015 - Hernando, FL - Age 87

John Mazeika - August 26, 2011 - Milton, MA - Age 95

Glady Carlton McCoy - October 28, 2014 - Wrightville, Georgia - Age 91

John McDade - reported February 2002

Merrill McGlamery - Dunnellon, FL

Chas. J. McKinnell - August 15, 2010 - Homosassa, FL - Age 77

Calvin Merkle - December, 31 2011 - Floral City, FL - Age 85

Steve Metzger - June 16, 2009 - Hernando, FL - Age 59

Edgar Miller - December 16, 2011 - Crystal River, FL - Age 91

Hurley B. Miller - March 8, 2003 - Dunnellon, FL - Age 83

Thomas Mitchell

Harris Moore - November 11, 2010 - Dunnellon, FL - Age 84

Roger Moore - August 4, 2011 - Floral City, FL - Age 67

Wesley Morris - Inverness, Fl

Rodney Bruce Morrill - April 21, 2012 - Homosassa, FL - Age 65

Marion Albert Myrick - September 9, 2011 - Floral City, FL - Age 93





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Melvin Newsome - June 8, 2001 - Inverness, FL

Henry 'Roy' Norman - Ozello, FL - 25 October 2016 - Age 90





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Steven Ogle - February 27, 2003 - Dunnellon, FL - Age 53

Tommy O’Neal - May 20, 2010 - Inverness, FL - Age 74

Richard O’Neil - May 18, 2010 - Crystal River, FL - Age 79





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William H. Parker - September 28, 2014 - Crystal River, FL - Age 96 - U. S. Army

Donald L. Payne - February 15, 2016 - Orange City, FL - Age 83 - U. S. Air Force

Harvey Pappy - September 8, 2011 - Newark, DE - Age 85

William Pelchume - reported February 2009

Kenneth L. Pelc - August 31, 2010 - Inverness, FL - Age 85 - USAAF

Kenneth Pelc - October 5, 2010 - Inverness, FL - Age 85

Alfred Podolski - May 5, 2011 - Crystal River, FL - Age 86





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Eugene F. Quinn - May 8, 2012 - Ascutney, VT - Age 95









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Raymond "Ray" A. Raphael - August 6, 2012 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 89

Dante Reggiani

Joseph P. Rinaldi - October 6, 2014 - Inverness, FL - Age 91 - U. S. Army

Salvatore Rinaldi - June 19, 2009 - Inverness, FL - Age 86

Lloyd H. Rinde - August 16, 2015 - Hernando, FL - Age 88

Charles Rollo - August 16, 2016 - Citrus Springs, Florida - Age 90

Thomas James Rousselle - 2 November 2012 - Homasassa, FL

Allan Row - October 5, 2010 - Homosassa, FL - Age 83

Walter R. Rybski - January 18, 2016 - Lecanto, FL - Age 92 - U. S. Army





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John J. Salvo - August 13, 2010 - Inverness, FL - Age 85 - USMC

James L. "Jim" Sheppard Sr. - September 18, 2010 - Homosassa, FL - Age 69

Stanley R. Sheppard - August 18, 2014 - Inverness, FL - Age 79 - U. S. Navy

Gerald Allen Shonk - May 22, 1984 - Inverness, FL - Age 46
For whom the Chapter is named

Cal Shoop - Hernando, FL - June 11, 2014 - Age 88

Stephan R. Sirak - October 9, 2014 - Crystal River, FL - Age 65 - U. S. Army

Frank Sizemore - reported February 2002

Stephen Charles Smith - December 5, 2012 - St. Petersburg, FL - Age 67

Kenneth E. Smith - Inverness, FL - 29 October 2013 - Age 86

Harold Snyder - August 16, 2006

Ruth Spence - Gainesville, FL - Age 82

Eugene Stacy - June 19, 2009 - Oklahoma, OK - Age 86

James D. Steele - February 7, 2016 - Melbourne, FL - Age 81 - U. S. Air Force

Earl "Bob" Stephens - August 22, 2012 - Inglis, FL - Age 92

Edward Sweeney - June 7, 2011 - Floral City, FL - Age 83







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Charles M. Trout - Hernando, FL - October 26, 2015 - Age 91

James Tacy - reported February 2003 - Lecanto, FL - Age 72

Dalthard Taylor - Homosassa Springs, FL - Age 75

Don Taylor - August 24, 2011 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 88

Michael Tenhoeve - reported February 2002

Charles Tolley - Inverness, FL

Nicholas Tony - January 18, 2011 - Crystal River, FL - Age 91 - USAF RET

Charles Tortorici - Webster, MA - Age 86

Michael Triano - 24 April 2001







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Carl Uberig - reported February 2009

Frank D. Upton - May 30, 2012 - Inverness, FL - Age 76 - U. S. Air Force





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Charles R. Van Every - January 15, 2016 - Presque isle, MI - Age 91 - U. S. Army

George Vitalt - December 25, 2003 - Inverness, FL - Age 73

Nicolas Verrocchi - June 24, 2012 - Hernando, FL





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Walter Wader - August 7, 2006

Robert Walker - October 14, 2010 - Floral City, FL - Age 87

Wally Walters - July 16, 2002 - Crystal River, FL - Age 68

George W. Wadsley - March 30, 2013 - Homasassa, FL - Age 84

Hebron Weaver - August 4, 2001 - Dunnellon, FL - Age 92

Frances Werner - Inveress, FL - Age 81 passed on 1 November, 2015

Herbert Wheeler - September 22, 2010 - Walton, WV - Age 60

Ted Williams - July 5, 2002 - Hernando, FL
Baseball Great

John R. Wilson - November 15, 2011 - Inverness, FL - Age 55

Walton Hugo Wilson - June 14, 2002 - Lecanto, FL - Age 78

R. T. Woodfield - September 22, 2010 - Palm Harbor, FL - Age 93





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John L. Yoakem - March 11, 2003 - Homosassa, FL - Age 55

Charles Young - March 15, 2011 - Hot Springs, AR - Age 98

Terrence Young - February 24, 2004 - Hernando, FL - Age 91





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Mitchell E. "Mitch" Zielak - July 21, 2012 - Naperville, IL - Age 81

Frank V. Zizza - January 2, 2011 - Beverly Hills, FL - Age 86

Alfred "Tony" Zych Jr. - August 8, 2009 - Crystal River, FL - Age 61





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