Obituaries: September 18, 2014

Published on: September 17, 2014

Charles DeRico

Charles DeRico

“For one brief shining moment,
there was a spot known as Camelot”

Charles J. DeRico

Charles J. (Chuck) DeRico was born January 16, 1926, in Wayne, Pa. Charles entered Heaven September 13, 2014. He was predeceased by his youngest son Charles DeRico and his parents Joseph and Rose Parella DeRico.

Chuck was in the printing business in Wayne and Philadelphia for many years. He worked for The Philadelphia Enquirer.

Chuck served in the Pacific during World War II in the Navy.

He moved to Florida in 1994, retiring to Sun City Center.

He is survived by wife Vonnie; son Vincent DeRico of Stowe, Vt.; stepchildren Arlene Hunsinger of Wimauma, Jeff Hasty of Powder Springs, Ga., Lynne Phillips of St. Cloud, Fla., and Lesley Cravey of Pennsylvania; grandchildren Chuck and Dominick of Pensylvania; and cousins Florence and Angie.

At Charles’ request, there will be no funeral or memorial. Just do a good deed for someone and say, “That’s from Chuck,” was his request.

The family would like to thank South Bay Hospital for their excellent care.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Zipperer’s Funeral Home.


Thomas Hebert

Thomas Hebert

Thomas J. Hebert

Thomas J. Hebert, 83, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away August 29, 2014. He was raised in Grand Marais, Mich., and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1949. He served as a control tower operator during the Korean Conflict.

He retired after 30 years of service from the Michigan State Police as Commander and later retired as Sheriff of Montcalm County, Mich., to move to Florida.

He was married to Eva on August 31,  1997, and they resided as members of Kingsway Country Club in Port Charlotte for 10 years. More recently, they have been members of Caloosa Golf and Country Club. Tom was a volunteer with Sun City Center Security Patrol.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 6287 and the VFW Post 389 in Ruskin, and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by two nephews and one granddaughter-in-law.

Flag-color-graphicSurvivors include wife Lillian Eva Hebert; sons  Lt. Col. Thomas (Petra) Hebert, James (Karen) Hunt, and John (Lisa) Hunt; daughters Patricia Rogers, Judy (Larry) LaReux and Janet Davis, Ph.D.; 12 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren; twin sisters Rosemary (Gene) Duranseau and Suzanne (Jim) Trump; brothers Louis and Alan Hebert; and 30 nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. Funeral Mass with Military Honors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made TGH Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1289, Tampa, FL 33601-1289.

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Frances M. Hahn

Frances M. Hahn, 53, of Ruskin, Fla., passed away Sept. 11, 2014. She was born in Bath, Pa.

She was a loving mother, best friend to her son Joshua Zellers.

She is survived by her son Joshua (Marcie) and their children Ellias and Loiana, of Ruskin; sister Elizabeth (Tom) Adams and niece Nadja, of Rhode Island; friend Mike Farrington Sr.; family and friends.

For service information check the funeral home website:



In Loving Memory 

Oscar Mullins

Oscar Mullins

Oscar Mullins

September 22, 2012

A second year has come and gone

since our Lord  has taken you home.

The days, the weeks,

the months have past

they seem to drift away so fast.

Our hearts still ache, to have you near

those days are hard to dry our tears.

Our memories rekindle your spirit and laughter

to hold in our hearts from here everafter.

Each soul that you touched,

along life’s way

only God can give Grace to see again, some day.

With Love,

let the Lord abide within your heart.

We miss you dearly


Aimee & Shawn  –  Angela & Dean

Owen – Danica – Logan – Corbin