David W. Trubisky

David W. Trubisky, 89 of New Port Richey, FL passed away February 21, 2018. David is pre-deceased by his son Brian. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Gwen; sons David and Tom; daughters Kelly, Deneen, Janet and Annie; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. David was a member of St. James The Apostle Catholic Church in Port Richey, FL and lifetime member of the VFW.

Donald R. Johnson

Donald Ray Johnson
May 21, 1925 – February 20, 2018

Donald R. Johnson of Holiday, FL passed away on February 20, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Camilla (Holiday, FL), sons Mark Ladd Johnson (Portland, OR), Bradley O. Johnson (Belhaven, NC), Greg P. Johnson (New Port Richey, FL), Mike Burns (Orlando, FL), daughter Kim Sinclair (Pasadena, CA), and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter O. and Vada C. Johnson (Johnson City, TN), his wife, Beth Alice (Seattle, WA), and his brother, Jess Johnson (Johnson City, TN).

Don was born May 21, 1925 in Pacoima, CA and grew up in Tillamook, OR, where he learned to love fishing, farming, hunting and outdoor living. His older brother, Jess, was instrumental in leading Don to the Lord and encouraging him in ministry. After serving four years in the US Army during WWII, where Don learned medicine and mechanics, Don began preparing for the ministry at Northwest Christian College in Eugene, OR, met and married his bride Beth Alice Ladd, and the two of them went on to Indiana for Don to study at Butler School of Religion in Indianapolis.

Don and Beth Alice ministered at Worthington Christian Church (Worthington, IN), Lincoln Park Christian Church (Tacoma, WA), Lake Grove Christian Church (Portland, OR), and Shoreline Christian Church (Seattle, WA). In between, Don and Beth Alice served as church planting missionaries in Ethiopia (CMFI). Don’s growing up years on the rugged Oregon coast and his wide-ranging military experiences prepared him for life in rural Africa. Beth Alice passed away in 1980 in Seattle, WA.

After their marriage, Don and Cam ministered at West Linn Christian Church (Portland, OR) and, after retirement, served four years in Kenya developing and building the Narok Church of Christ (CMFI). Don and Cam continued ministry on staff at Seaside Christian Church (Seaside, OR) and Florence Christian Church (Florence, OR) well in their retirement years.

Don is well regarded as a preacher and pioneer missionary, but he is also known for the quality of his character. Don was committed to the Lord, faithful in ministry, and devoted to his family.

Don and Cam were active members at Generations Christian Church (1540 Little Road, Trinity, FL 727.375.8801) where his Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM. All are welcome to attend this service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Preston & Kristin (Don’s granddaughter) Coursey’s mission work in Thailand. CMFI, PO Box 501020, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Christopher Soanes


Christopher Justus Soanes, 64, of New Port Richey, FL, peacefully passed away Sunday February 11, 2018 at his home. No memorial service will be held, as his wishes were to just be cremated. Memorials may be sent to 4414 Genesee Ln, New Port Richey, FL 34655. Donations to the family for services can be sent to the address above or to the gofundme page:

https://www.gofundme.com/christopher-j-soanes-funeral

Christopher was born September 2, 1953 in Rochester, NY to Justus and Dorothy Soanes. He attended the University of Miami where he played golf and studied horticulture. On February 14, 1980 he married the former Beverly Beck in Miami. They have been happily married for 39 years and had four beautiful children; Megan, Meridith, Justus, and Madelyn.

Christopher spent many years establishing his own landscaping company until he became dependably employed with DHL. He spent most of his days playing golf, landscaping, spending time with his family, grandchild Evelyn, and his dogs. He was an amazing, loving, supportive father to his surviving three daughters and faithful wife. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace.

Robert G. Godfrey, Jr.

Robert G. Godfrey, Jr. passed away February 12, 2018. Survived by wife Jeanne; parents Robert Sr. (Judy) and Vickie (Tony); children Justin, Nicolas, Courtney-Shea; siblings Chuck, Missy.

There will be a time of viewing and visitation on Saturday February 17, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, followed by a funeral service at 4:00 PM at the funeral home.

Eugene D. Wiskow

Eugene Wiskow was born in Terry, Montana on January 14, 1922. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After high school, Eugene joined the US Navy and was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii when on December 7, 1941 his ship, USS Helena CL-50 was hit with a Japanese torpedo as well as Japanese aircraft. There is a book “The Fightingest Ship” titled after her as well as “Escape From the Sea.” After his service duties, Eugene worked 30+ years for the Atomic Energy Commission where he and his team designed and built the first nuclear reactor the USS Nautilus and the USS Skate among other nuclear projects. Eugene was Lutheran all his life and was currently a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Hudson, Fl. Eugene was one of many from the “Greatest Generation” where all that was needed was a handshake for his word. After he retired, he moved to Florida. He was a wonderful husband to Vera S. Wiskow and later to Katharine Wiskow. He was also a marvelous father to Linda Affa and Diane Lowe. He had four grandchildren, Thomas Kieper, Tamara Kieper, Ronald C. Lowe,and Jenna Marie Cross; great grandson, Jordan Storm. Eugene was also a great-grandfather to Steven Storm and Jameson Tyler (JT) Cross. Eugene just had his 96th birthday. He has had an impact on so many and will be greatly missed.
There will be a time of viewing and visitation on Wednesday February 7, 2018 from 11:00am – 2:00 PM with a graveside service with military honors to follow at Grace Memorial Gardens in Hudson, FL
In lieu of flowers donations to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society in his loving memory are appreciated.

Jim Urbanski


Jim Urbanski, 72, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018. He is survived by his wife of not yet 47 years, Ruth, his two daughters, Lynn and Sarah, and his two granddaughters, Alex and Eleanor. He taught music for nearly 50 years to thousands of students, conducted countless choruses and orchestras, and led hundreds of concerts. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to The American Cancer Society or The Florida Orchestra.
The family is receiving visitors at Faupel Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 24 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8, and holding a brief memorial on Thursday at 2:00 PM, January 25, also at Faupel Funeral Home.