May the Souls of all our former BGA Members Rest in Peace.
Paul Foss - RIP - March 15 1931
November 18. 2022
Paul Richard Foss, 91, of Inverness, Fla., passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. He went peacefully, without pain, surrounded by family members.
He was born on March 15, 1931, in DeKalb, Ill., the son of Roy and
Edith (White) Foss.
A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Paul was a lifelong educator and administrator, holding positions in Illinois, Michigan, and overseas in Libya, Colombia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Argentina. Over a span of decades, Paul impacted hundreds of lives – students, coworkers, friends, neighbors, and complete strangers. Towering over most people with his 6'7" frame, the gentle giant left a memorable impression on most everyone he met.
After retiring to Florida in 1998, Paul kept even busier volunteering with Hospice, the Citrus County Resource Center, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Although no longer working, he still enjoyed traveling the world. He played golf regularly with the BGA for at least 20 years, getting only a single hole-in-one the entire time!
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara (Schaus); a daughter Cindy (Greg) Harris of Eugene, Ore., a son-in-law Archie Tate of Eleva, Wis.; and two infant siblings.
Survivors include his partner of 21 years Kay Stegemann; children: Debbie Foss Tate of Eleva, Wis., Terry and JD Kessler of Olney, Ill., Brent Foss of DeForest, Wis., Sharyl (Arent) and Greg Mart, of Zeeland, Mich., and David Arent of Benton Harbor; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a large extended step-family.
Donations may be directed to the Military Order of the Purple Heart (www.purpleheartflorida.org) in lieu of flowers.
A celebration of life will be from noon-3 p.m. on Dec. 6, at the Citrus Hills Garden Room. Another celebration will follow in DeKalb in early June.
Art Block, RIP, November, 2022
Mike Scholes was a Member of the BGA for several years. Mike with his wife Alice.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM at Robert Toale & Sons Celebration of Life Center at Lakewood Ranch, 4310 Solutions Ln., Bradenton, FL 34211.
Angelo Previte, RIP April 4, 2022
Celebration of his life in the Windsor Room from 2 to 5 on Saturday, April 9th
Memories 0f Angelo
Bob Jones was a loyal and respected Member of the BGA for many years.
Robert Louis Jones, age 91, Hernando, FL passed away February 17, 2022 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Bob was born in Racine, WI on July 2, 1930 to the late William J. Jones and Lucy Denn Jones and came to Florida in 1995 from Hull, MA. He was a retired grocer who owned and operated Lasker's Variety store in Boston, MA. Bob and his wife Gerry operated the store for 35 years, after purchasing it from her parents, who had operated the store for 50 years prior to selling to Gerry and Bob. Bob served our nation in the 9th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Bob worshipped at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto. He was a devoted supporter and passionate member of the church.
Bob was an avid golfer and member of Citrus Hills BGA. He loved gardening, growing vegetables and enjoying his harvest.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Gerry Lasker Jones and a daughter, Danette Lynn Casper and husband, Mark of Hernando, FL. He also leaves his pride and joy, grandson, Dimitri Casper. He was predeceased by his sister, Joan Morin.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, February 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox church. Father Michael Petrides and Father George Ioannou will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Arrangements entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness Florida.
Here is a picture of Jim Remler with Jon Walton (no relation to John Walton). Jon passed away, January 2022. Jon was not a member of the BGA but played with the BGA many times over the past years. Most of the new members of the BGA probably did not know Jon. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's several years ago and had not played with either the BGA or the Citrus Hills Men's Golf Association since his Parkinson's diagnosis.
Jon and his wife Jackie moved to Iowa about one year ago to be close to their daughter. Jon required a lot of care and was in an assisted living facility in Iowa.
Jon was a very active member of the CHMGA and served a term as President some years ago.
For those that might be interested in Jackie's address it is:
680 NE Alice's Road
Waukee, IA 50263
Thanks to Foster Panza for this picture and BGA Commissioner W. A. Pace for the information.
Jon and Jackie Walton
Robert "Bob" Victor Nave August 29, 2021
Ray Boudreau March 24, 2020
Frank Tobey March 26, 2020
Dave O'Brien April 2020
Don Whitehead, April 2021
Charley Brooks 2009
Charlie Rossetti 2010
Bob Bedker February 2018
Bob Sheehy 2011
Bud Blaire December 2017
Cliff Schoenenberger 2012
Dick Hensel April 2017
Don Winograd November 2013
Ed Colburn March 2017
George Lowell January 2018
Harold Cipollone October 2018
Jack Holeman July 2018
Primo Tallarida 2011
Sam Whiting 2013
Dick Burke August 2020
Tony Brencole May 2019
Lou Egelson December 2020
Jack Davis October 2020
BGA of Citrus Hill
BGA Commissioner W. A. Pace
BGA Commissioner Emeritus Jim Remler.
Hernando, Florida 34442
Phone: +1 352 527-3596+1 352 527-3596