Colonel, US Army (Ret.), 87, of New Port Richey, passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2017. He served in Vietnam, was the Director of the Defense Mapping School and Retired Deputy Director of the DMA Hydro/Topo Center. Among his many medals, he was awarded the Defense Superior Service medal and the Legion of Merit. He is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis; children, Phyllis (John) Walichnowski, Patricia (Kurt) Fenochietti, Paul (Ana) Fenochietti, Allegra (Sam) Yassine, Peter (Jeannine) Fenochietti and Peggy (Greg) Joseph; his sister, Ofilia Owen; many grand and great-grandchildren. Viewing will be on Wednesday, December 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; funeral service Thursday, 11:30 a.m. at Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson followed by burial at Florida National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations to Gulfside Hospice are greatly appreciated.