Featured Obituaries

Monday, July 26, 2021
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Merle A. Wiltshire, 80, of Tampa, Florida, and former resident of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Thursday, July 8, 2021.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Martin Geraghty, 102, of Englewood, Florida, and East Dennis, Massachusetts, passed peacefully at home on July 17, 2021.

Judie was a vibrant woman with a beautiful smile who loved life and lived it to its fullest. She was blessed with good health, great friends, and a large, loving family right up until her swift and gentle passing on Sunday, July 18, 2021. She is preceded in death by her mother, Catherine “Ka…

Marvin Medintz, 76, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, after patiently dealing with a difficult form of Parkinsonism for several years. He was at home, surrounded by family who love him dearly.

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George Akins (“Achy Boy”), 72, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away June 23, 2021. George was a loving husband and friend to all. George served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

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Mary E. “Bette” Albarran, 74, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Cotchieta “Millie” Russell, 91, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Monday, July 12, 2021, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte.

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Robert J. Cyr Sr., 92, passed away July 11, 2021. He was born July 16, 1928, in Rumford, Maine.

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Marvin Medintz, 76, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, after patiently dealing with a difficult form of Parkinsonism for several years. He was at home, surrounded by family who love him dearly.

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Mary Helen Engelhardt, 77, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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Freddie Dale Burrow Sr., also known as Fred, 69, of North Port, Florida, and formerly of Shelby Township, Mich., died on July 17, 2021.

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MSgt. Frederick Richard Burger was born on April 12, 1936, in New York City and passed to eternal life on July 11, 2021.

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Jimmy D. Sexton, 79, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021. He was born July 20, 1941, to Troy J. and Sarah Sexton in Appalachia, Va.

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Marjorie Lucille Rhodes, 94, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021, at her home in Punta Gorda, Florida, where she has resided since 1973.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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James George Allen, 77, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away July 15, 2021. He was born June 13, 1944, in Johnstown, Pa., to Edward Lewis Allen and Ethel Mae Miller Allen. James attended school in the Johnstown area. He then began working in construction and carpentry at the age of 16 upon m…

Monday, July 19, 2021
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Kirk Greek, 61, of Panama City, Florida, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 15, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest. Marion Kirk Greek was born in Munich, Germany, to Win…

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Tomas A. Loredo, beloved husband of Catherine Loredo, passed away July 16, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 50 years; two daughters, Colleen Smith and Catherine Sullivan, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. Tom was a graduate of North Carolina State University and a chemical eng…

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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Herbert F. Leitsch III, 69, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020. He was born on January 19, 1951, to Herbert Jr. and Theresa Leitsch in Darby, Pa. Bert permanently moved to Punta Gorda Isles in 2016, from Wawa, Pa., after vacationing to the area since 2000.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

William John Fotinellis, 63, of Punta Gorda, Florida, died Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte.

Agnes Theresa Savisky, 95, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte.

Mary Alice Pierson of Punta Gorda, Florida, and formerly of Bernardsville, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Bayfront Hospital in Punta Gorda. She was 87 years old.

E. Carol Paré passed away June 26, 2021, at the age of 93. She was born Dec. 28, 1927, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Austin T. and Elizabeth S. Schussler. She received an associate of arts degree from Georgetown Visitation in 1948 and worked as a stewardess before marrying the late Joh…

Audrey Shinske, of Englewood, Florida, passed away July 11, 2021. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Englewood.

John (Jack) W. Quirk Jr., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 19, 2021. Jack was born on April 24, 1944, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the husband of Janet A (Fury). They were married for 29 years.

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Thomas E. (Bo) Fraser II, 71, of Placida, Florida, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at his home.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
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Kevin Connelly, 61, of Englewood, Florida, passed away after a long illness on July 8, 2021.

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William John McGinnis Jr., of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2021, under the loving care of Solaris HealthCare in Port Charlotte. He was 75 years old.

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Suzanne M. Caputo-Hauck-Bristow, 67, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died peacefully at home, Saturday, July 10, 2021, surrounded by family.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Trudy Ann Hoff-Douglas, 72, of Fort Ogden, was reunited with her husband in heaven on July 7, 2021. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family. Trudy was born in Hialeah, Florida on Nov. 3, 1948. She was the oldest daughter of Herbert C. Hoff Sr. and Dora Winters …

Monday, July 12, 2021

Daniel W. Beckworth, formerly from Medford, N.Y., passed away on July 4, 2021, in Port Charlotte Florida. Dan was a 23-year member of the FDNY, a Vietnam veteran, a volunteer at the Florida Cancer Center and at the local chapter of Meal on Wheels.

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Bruce Carlston, age 74, of Isanti, Minn., and Port Charlotte, Fla., died July 8, 2021.

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Frank Perrone, 93, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, Florida.

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Victoria S. Cusack, 94, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

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Charles Leslie Meyers, 88, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021, at his home in Port Charlotte.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Russ Kyper, 91, of Englewood, Florida, passed away Jan. 27, 2020. He was born to Wayne and Harriet Kyper in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, in 1928.

Dolores Jeanette Roberts, of Englewood, Florida, passed away at home on May 21, 2021, at the age of 84. Dolores was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 30, 1936, and resided in Piedmont, Missouri, as a child before moving to Louisville, Kentucky, with her parents Peggy Fulton Porter and Hen…

Hilda Ann Fink, lovingly known as "Chickie," 87, entered into the arms of the Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Chickie, who fought two brave battles against cancer, was a resident of Franklin, Tennessee, and previously Port Charlotte, Florida.

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Daniel E. Wegner, 75, a resident of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed peacefully into God’s presence on June 30, 2021. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 28, 1946.

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Nicholas Hatzimouratides, 86, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Thursday, July 8, 2021, at home.

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Lawrence Henry Shelby, 88, passed peacefully at his home in Port Charlotte, Florida, on July 5, 2021, surrounded by family.

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Gregory “Gregg” AKA “Tubby” Tubbs, 66, of North Port, Florida, formerly of Edgerton, Wisconsin, passed away on July 4, 2021.

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Frances Ann Hudson, 82, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Monday, July 5, 2021, at home.

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Albert Davis, 97, of North Port, Florida, died Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte.

Friday, July 09, 2021
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Dorothy Louise Shepperson Austin Payne (Nana) was called from labor to reward on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Dorothy was born November 19, 1916, in Richmond Virginia to the late Aaron and Sammy Rebecca Shepperson. She received Jesus Christ as her savior early in her childhood, at First Union Ba…

Thursday, July 08, 2021
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Dorothy Louise Shepperson Austin Payne, 104, of Punta Gorda passed June 24, 2021. Arrangements by Hickson Funeral Home, Arcadia / Fort Myers, Florida.

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On July 1, 2021, Donald Fifer, Port Charlotte, Forida, passed away from dementia. He finally escaped the nurses, doctors, and law enforcement that had been trying to keep him in line most of his life.

Wednesday, July 07, 2021
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Don Mason, 63, passed away peacefully with family by his side on June 29, 2021.

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Montá Phrillo Clemons, Age 65, Passed away peacefully on July 2, 2021, at Tidewell Hospice in Arcadia, Florida. He was born at the old Arcadia General Hospital on July 10, 1955. Montá Was the second son born to the union of Ned Clemons Jr. And Geraldine Pope McQuay.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
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Thursday, April 18, 2019