Featured Obituaries

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Ferdinand Julius (Fred) Kuss Jr, 94, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn. on September 18, 1927, to FJ Kuss Sr. and Gertrude (Torgeson) Kuss.

We are heartbroken to announce that James L. Kruysman joined his family and friends in heaven on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the age of 93.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Dr. Dennis Jones, DMD of Placida, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at age 74.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Jeanne Snyder Martson, 95, of Carlisle, Pa., passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Chapel Pointe, in Carlisle, on her late husband's birthday.

Virginia Ruth Hill Muth, 91, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Harbour Healthcare, Port Charlotte, Fla.

John Frederick Lewis of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away in his home on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Lawrence "Larry" B. Spencer born September 4, 1934 in Galax Virginia peacefully joined his father and mother, Kyle and Denton Spencer, brother Woody, sister Lucille and beloved son Larry Gene in heaven Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Friday, May 13, 2022

John Bourcier, 82, of Venice/Englewood joined our Lord on Saturday, May 7, 2022. John was the former owner of Jon-Dels Auto Service on Dearborn Street which he operated with his wife Adele for many years.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

A Celebration of life will be held Monday, May 16, 2022, at 6 p.m., at Freedom Bible Church

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Joan A. Zammett, 83, of North Port, Florida and formerly of Bristol, Connecticut passed away surrounded by family on Mother's Day Sunday May 8, 2022.

Robert Iadarola, 78, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Monday, May 9, 2022 at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital, Port Charlotte.

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Daral "Jinx" Carlson, 79, of Punta Gorda, Fla, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at home surrounded by her family, especially her devoted husband Robert "Bob" Carlson, Sr.

Ivan James Ouderkirk, 73, of Englewood, Fla., formerly of Cape Vincent, Remsen, Hinkley, and Sandy Creek, N.Y. He passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, April 10, 2022. He was a graduate of Whitesboro High School '67 and attended Herkimer College.

Lillian (Lee) Fairbank died on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Millbrae, Calif.

Walter James Perry, Sr., 74, of North Port, Fla., passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022. Born in Medford and raised in Malden, Mass., he was a Vietnam Era Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked for the U.S. Postal Service until retirement. Walter had a generous heart, loved his family deep…

Friday, May 06, 2022

Gail Ann Casa, "Annie Burger," "Toots" 39, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Barbara Kay Rose joined her heavenly family on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Barbara was born in Ashland, Ky., on January 20, 1938, to Clarence James and Ruth Judd James.

James Henry Sanborn passed peacefully Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at the age of 82, with his wife at his bedside. Born June 15,1939 to Henry and Doris Sanborn of Wolfeboro N.H. James and his wife Donna have lived in Gulf Cove, Port Charlotte for over 27 years. He had many hobbies including hunti…

Monday, May 02, 2022

With the same strength and fighting spirit he demonstrated his entire life, Arthur P. Landry II, 77, left this world behind on Friday, April 22, 2022, after a 17-month battle with cancer. He was born November 5, 1944, in McCook, Neb., to Arthur P. and Ruthelsie (Maxwell) Landry. Art's father…

Carl S. Piacenza, age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Carl was born at Lake Forest Hospital on June 8, 1939 by his parents Sam and Mary Piacenza. He was raised in Highwood, Illinois and enjoyed sharing many stories of his childhood. Growing up 100% Italian in an Itali…

Ronald Eric Tornwall was born September 16, 1943, in Indianapolis, Indiana, passing January 10, 2022. Except for a short stint in Germany when father Runar "Cap" Tornwall was called back to serve in the Army's post-WWII restoration efforts, "Ronny" grew up in North Arlington, New Jersey, sur…

Richard Raymond Sensenbrenner, 79, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022. Born September 4, 1942, in Wisconsin. As a child, he was known for a love of nature and wildlife. A graduate of the Layton School of Art, Richard worked as an artist and later founded Sensenbrenner Design Associates.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Shirley Laverne (Nelson) Wolff was born on August 6, 1923 in Chicago, Ill. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at the age of 98.

Janice Hazel Willmeth, 69, of North Port, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022 peacefully at her home.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Gerda "Helen" Campbell daughter of Axel & Helen Tall died on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Englewood Hospital surrounded by loved ones. She was born on July 5, 1944, in Bronx, N.Y.

Barbara Ann (Klinkhammer) Garlick, 76, of North Port, Fla., and formerly of Charlestown, R.I., passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022. She was born on July 24, 1945 in Wakefield, R.I. Barbara graduated from South Kingstown High School, Wakefield, R.I., in 1963.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Wife, mother, and everyone's friend, Mary Helen Shonk has found peace. Mary Helen passed away, while surrounded by her loved ones, Sunday, April 24, 2022, at the age of 75 after battling lung disease for 26 years.

Albert "Al" Fred Hausman Jr., 89, of Port Charlotte, passed away at ShorePoint Port Charlotte, on Thursday, April 21, 2022. He was born to Albert and Elizabeth Hausman, in Indianapolis, Ind., March 8, 1933.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Mary L. Miller, 95, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte, Fla.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

On Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, Thelma Harriet Hagberg James passed away peacefully. She was 94 years old.

Melissa "Missy" Quinn Smith passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2022. She was 63 years old. Missy was born in Clearwater, Fla., on April 21, 1958, to Don and Loretta Quinn. For many years, Missy operated Winter Haven Paint & Decorating, providing flooring, paint, wallpaper, and…

Nicholas Matthew Barton, aka "Nick", aka "Nickisgonenow" went to be with God suddenly and peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at the young age of 26.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Jacqueline D. (Jacki) Green Vadney, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022 after a brief illness.

Robert N. Davis, 87, of Englewood, Fla., died April 21, 2022. He was born June 24, 1934, in Detroit, Mich., to Edward and Dorothea (Bennett) Davis.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Donald B. Pollock, 74, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2022; at his home he shared with his wife, Lisa, in Murphy, N.C.

Mr. John Henry Gamble Jr., passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022. He was born on November 29, 1960 in Bridgeport, Conn., to the Late John H. Gamble Sr., and Dorothy Baker Gamble. John confessed Christ at an early age and joined the First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte, Fla. Subsequent…

Philomene Ulna Laventure, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Idell Richardson peacefully passed away with her daughter by her side in their Punta Gorda home on Friday, April 8, 2022, just shy of her 88th birthday. She was born on April 12, 1934, in Nashville, Georgia. Her momma and her daddy along with all her brothers and sisters were patiently waite…

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Dorothy Anne Abecasis, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 24, 2022. She had been a resident of Southwest Florida for the past 25 years.

John Allan McGraw joined his father and mother, brother Frank, granddaughter Meghan, and grandson John Conor in heaven Monday, April 18, 2022.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Lloyd Butler Finley, 97, of Knoxville, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 4, 2022. He was born to Bert and Stella (Butler) Finley on January 12, 1925 in Salem, Missouri. Lloyd graduated from Salem Senior High School, Salem, Missouri in 1942. It was there he met his sou…

Kathleen "Kathie" Irving, 70, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2022, enwrapped in the love of her cherished family. Kathie, or "Irv" as she was also fondly known, was a lifelong resident of Englewood. Those who knew her well joked that she needed a passport for a trip anywhere out…

David R. Skolnick, born February 12, 1931 in Lynn, Mass., passed away peacefully on Monday, February 28, 2022 at the age of 91. He was a resident of Sarasota County since 1959.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

John Ernest Bradley, 80, of Port Charlotte, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte, Fla.

On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, Terry D. Blaha, loving husband of Ruth E. (Eisemann), passed away at age 76. Terry was born on September 10, 1945 in Amherst, Ohio to Carl J. and Doris E. (Petitt) Blaha.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

John Edward Haas, 77, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2022, at home surrounded by family.

Ursula I. (Martin) Thompson, 78, of Fishers, Ind., formerly from Anderson, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Community Hospital North. Ursula was born on January 5, 1944, in Heidelberg, Germany, to the late Freidrich and Elfrieda (Ohrlinger) Guldner. Ursula came to the United States w…