Featured Obituaries

Monday, September 20, 2021
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Lee Fabian, nee Gossner, 92, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Saturday, September 18, 2021. She was born on January 15, 1929, in Seymour, Wis. Eldest daughter to Ernest and Agnes Gossner. She graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., with a degree in Business Administration.

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Sandra Lee Karp, 55, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, September 13, 2021, at Bayfront Hospital in Port Charlotte. She was born November 14, 1966, in Chicago, Ill. She was an Office Coordinator for Lexington Manor and the North Port Chamber.

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Nicholas V. Faello, 75, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society, Port Charlotte, FL.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Robert Andrew Asher, III, 64, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Robert was born in July of 1957, in San Antonio, Texas. He was a beloved husband, son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. Robert learned from his parents the importance of love, kindn…

Erlene Huntress Davis passed peacefully in Englewood, Florida, on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at the age of 89. Erlene was born in Saco, Maine, on Nov. 18, 1931, to Lewville and Bertha Huntress. She graduated with the Class of 1950 from Thornton Academy. Erlene was a member of the…

Sonia Massey nee Perhutin, 77, of North Port, Florida, and formerly of Channahon, Illinois, died on Aug. 22, 2021. She was born on May 5, 1944, in Erfurt, Germany, to the parents of Nick and Maria Perhutin. Sonia graduated from JT Central in Joliet, Illinois. She met her husband, who quite l…

Floyd M. (Coot) Whidden Jr., 66, of Punta Gorda, Florida, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Bayfront Hospital Port Charlotte due to complications of COVID-19. He was born May 12, 1955, at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, the son of Floyd M. Whidden, Sr. (deceased) and Edith L. (…

Marjorie Horton Duffin, 104, of Punta Gorda, Florida, died on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in Fort Myers, Florida.

Marc Anthony Zappia II, 31, of Orlando, Florida, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. Englewood Community Funeral Home, Inc. with Private Crematory has been chosen to handle arrangements.

Louis E. Dingers, 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at home. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.

Richard “Dick” H. Fridinger, 102, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, after a short illness. Dick was born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and was an Army World War II veteran.

Irene A. Mellay passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at her home in Rotonda West, Florida, at the age of 85 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Ronald W. Doty, 73, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. He was born on Nov. 7, 1947, to Alfred Sr. and Georgia Doty in Toledo, Ohio. Ronald honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970. He resided in Michigan until 1988, moving to Oakwood, Illinois, where…

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Richard (Dick) T. Kinsman, 91, of Arcadia, Florida, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida. Born March 3, 1930, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, he is the son of the late Frank C. and Marie (Gibbons) Kinsman.

Friday, September 17, 2021
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Mildred “Millie” Elizabeth Cochran, 90, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Mildred was born July 1, 1931, in Chelsea, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Francis and MaryAnn Lake. She married James Edward Cochran Sr. on July 7, 1957, in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Thursday, September 16, 2021
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On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, our husband, father and grandfather passed away after a brief illness in Englewood, Fla. John “Jack” Pickett was born in Willimantic, Conn., on May 13, 1943, to J. Richard Pickett and Helen (Killourey) Pickett.

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Daniel Chiara, 97, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, September 9, 2021, at home.

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Edward Foster, of Englewood, Fla., passed away peacefully on Monday, September 6, 2021, with his wife by his side.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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The Honorable Kenton H. Haymans died on September 7, 2021, from complications following a series of strokes.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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Hermann Rosemond, 78, of Port Charlotte, Fla., on Thursday, September 2, 2021, the Lord called Hermann’s name. As a member of the Murdock Baptist Church, Hermann Rosemond, served in various ministries, including visiting the sick. He often shared with others memories from a visit with a fell…

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Erika M. Mosher, 90, of North Port, Fla., passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, in North Port. Farley Funeral Home in North Port is in charge of arrangements. To leave a condolence, please visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Ronald Dean Crandall Jr., 50, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, August 30, 2021.

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Janet Marie Robson Stokes on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the age of 55. Janet was born in Attleboro, Mass., on September 16, 1965.

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William “Bill” Slattery, 79 of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Port Charlotte Tidewell Hospice House from complications of Parkinson’s.

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Jessie Pauline Giliam, 94, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday, September 5, 2021, surrounded by her family at her home.

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Norman Jones, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away peacefully on Monday, August 30, 2021, at the Harbor Health Center South Port Square, in Port Charlotte, Fla.

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David L. Scire , 71, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, at his Charlotte County residence.

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It is with great sadness that the family of James E. Straub (Captain Jim) of Englewood, Fla., announces his passing on Monday, August 9, 2021, at the age of 91.

Thursday, September 09, 2021
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Richard E. Ziegler, Jr. (Ziggy) went on to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 26, 2021, after several months of declining health.

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Raymond Edgar St. Germain, of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021. He was 93 years old. He was born on August 6, 1928, to parents Joseph and Alice in Woonsocket, R.I. He was a truck driver for Carolina Freight.

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Joan “Jo” Marie DiLorenzo, 89, passed away September 6, 2021, at Winkler Court, after a short battle of a sudden illness. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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Paul A. Masini, passed away September 4, 2021, at the age of 74 at Canal View - Houghton County in Hancock.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021
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Louise Geraldine (Keifer) Miller passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, in Arcadia, Florida. She was born September 3, 1924, in Dayton, Ohio, daughter of Calvin Dale and Clara Myrtle (Helmick) Keifer.

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Beloved mother, wife, grandmother, and community volunteer, Patricia “Pat” Frye, 82, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed peacefully in her home on Thursday, September 2, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Pat was born and raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Dorothy and William Cook. She pl…

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Victoria Ann Elizabeth (Galeone) Markowski, 68, of Port Charlotte, Fla., who was born on April 10, 1953, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Elizabeth Galeone and the late Emmanuel Galeone, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, August 26, 2021, in Port Charlotte.

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Richard “Mickey” Gorman, 71, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Monday, September 6, 2021, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla.

Tuesday, September 07, 2021
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William “Bill” F. Duffy, 73, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Bayfront Health-Port Charlotte.

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Dr. Ricky L. Mentzer, 62, of Port Charlotte, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 2, 2021. He was a beloved chiropractor who practiced for over 35 years in the Charlotte County community.

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Charles G. Eubanks, 69, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Tidewell Hospice House, Venice, Florida.

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Edward Marinelli, 89 of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Monday, August 30, 2021.

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Edward Marinelli, 89 of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Monday, August 30, 2021.

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John Patrick Loftus, 91, of North Port, Fla. passed away peacefully at his home on August 27, 2021. He was born to the late John Patrick and Etta Hazel (Monroe) Loftus on June 16, 1930 in Fall River, Mass.

Saturday, September 04, 2021

Arlene Nash, formerly Arlene Jean Kandel, died on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Louisville, Ohio.

Elaine Ruth Erickson (nee Manna), 92, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, passed away Aug. 20, 2021, at New Perspective Senior Living surrounded by family.

Barbara Lorraine (Boutwell/Donahue) Cress, 86, of Wilmington, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Aug. 16, 2021. Barbara was born on Nov. 15, 1934, in Woburn, Massachusetts; she was the daughter of Arthur W. and Freda W. (Card) Boutwell.

Friday, September 03, 2021
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Shelby Lee Chandler, 78, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away on August 25, 2021.Arrangement are by Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home.

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Joseph “Joe” Ferraro, 76, of Port Charlotte, Florida, went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 30, 2021.

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Fred Michael Strunk, 75, passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Port Charlotte, Florida. Michael was born on July 7, 1946, in Winfield, Tennessee.

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Marie L. Borbone of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Worcester, Mass., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 27, 2021, after a long battle with renal disease. Marie had a successful kidney transplant in 2011, and lived a happy and productive life until the end. She was grateful every day to…