George J. Wagasy
George John Wagasy, 89, of Englewood, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at Englewood Community Hospital in Englewood.
Born Aug. 9, 1914, in Detroit, Mich., to George and Elsie (Kristoffy) Wagasy, he had been a resident of Englewood for 23 years, coming from Oak Park, Mich. Mr. Wagasy was a tool and gauge maker for AA Gauge Co. in Ferndale, Mich., prior to his retirement in 1976. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Rose Wagasy of Englewood; two sons, George (Beverly) Wagasy of Marble, N.C., and Duane Wagasy of West Bloomfield, Mich.; one sister, Elsie Felix of Newaygo, Mich.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Englewood Community Funeral Home & Cremation Services has been selected to handle arrangements.
Harald Gumbart, 50, of Punta Gorda, Fla. passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004.
He was born Jan. 21, 1954, in Mainz, Germany.
Harald came to the United States in the early 1960's.
He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his wife of 29 years, Pamela; his parents, Jakob and Hertha (Tron) Gumbart of Grant, Fla.; his daughter, Sandra (James) Yawn of Chesapeake, Va., and their children, Jessica, Tyler, Austin, Laura and Colby; father-in-law, James Altman of Punta Gorda; family pet, Roscoe; brother-in-law, Craig Altman of Wake Forest, N.C., and Trent Altman of Port Charlotte; a nephew, Jason Altman of Texas; two nieces, Brandy Altman of Williamsburg, N.C., and Cheyenne Altman of Richmond, Va.; and several relatives from Germany.
A memorial service is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda.
Memorial donations can be made to American Red Cross, c/o Hurricane Charley Relief Fund, 1300 Enterprise Drive, Port Charlotte, FL 33953.
To express condolences to the family, please visit www.LTaylorfuneral.com and sign the guest book.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services Punta Gorda Chapel.
Jerry K. Lasley
Jerry Kingsley Lasley, 72, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of East Norwalk, Conn. passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004 at his home
He was born Aug. 11, 1932 in New Haven, Conn., to Ross Art and Harriet Mae (Kingsley) Lasley.
Jerry was raised in Pelham, N.Y., and Flemington, N.J. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and graduated with a degree in economics from Brown University in Providence, R.I. Jerry served in the U.S. Army during Korea. After his service he returned to marry Joan Ward of Darien, Conn., on June 16, 1956.
Jerry's career started with General Electric's Business Training Course in the area of financial management. He held positions with Winchester Arms, Perkin Elmer Corp., Corporate Controller of National Starch & Chemical and lastly Corporate Controller of Amerace Corp.
In 1984, he opened and operated his own consulting business called Business & Tax Services of Norwalk. Those 11 years were the most rewarding in helping small business increase profitability, maintain tax compliance and plan for future growth until retirement in 1995.
After retirement, he and his wife set out to realize a long time dream when they moved aboard the 48-foot motor yacht named the Lady Blue and cruised throughout the waters of the eastern and midwestern parts of the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas for more then 26,000 miles. He was a member of the Norwalk Seaport Association in Connecticut and served as president; Maritime Center of Norwalk as treasurer; former member of Milford Yacht Club and Shore and Country Club. In Florida he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Emerald Pointe Condominium Association, serving as treasurer for six years; life-long boater and member of Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club and served on the Fleet Activities Committee and the Marina and Grounds Committee.
He us survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan; son, Daniel Graham (Dr. Laura Kwaan) Lasley of Westport, Conn.; daughter, Barbara Lasley (John T.) Reid of Lynnfield, Mass.; four grandchildren, Benjamin Chung and Jacqueline Gim Yeu Lasley, and Jerry Thomas and Brian Davis Reid; brothers, John Ross Lasley of Princeton, N.J., and Robert Art Lasley of Brick, N.J.; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Blythe, and his parents.
A celebration of Jerry's life will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at the Emerald Pointe Clubhouse 25188 East Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
Memorial contributions in his name to The Trustees of Phillips Academy, OAR Department, 180 Main St., Andover, MA 01810.
To express condolences to the family, please visit www.LTaylorfuneral.com and sign the guest book.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda Chapel.
Harry H. Cornelison
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Harry Hielman Cornelison, , 86, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2004.
He was born July 21, 1918, in Williamsport, Pa., to Ralph and Emelia Willig Cornelison.
Chief Cornelison was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He moved from Maryland to Punta Gorda in 1974. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Elk's Lodge No. 2606 in Punta Gorda.
He is survived by his son, James P. Cornelison of Baltimore, Md.; grandson, Matthew A. Cornelison of Waldorn, Md.; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary.
Entombment will be at Charlotte Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda.
Memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Parkville, Md.
Arrangements are under the direction of Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda.
Glenn L. Halpain
Glenn Leonard Halpain, 69, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital, Port Charlotte.
He was born April 22, 1935, in Vernon, Texas.
Glenn was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He moved from Sarasota, Fla., to Port Charlotte 35 years ago. He was the retired owner and operator of Glenn's Pest Control of Port Charlotte. He was a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church of Punta Gorda.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Oberia Halpain of Port Charlotte; two daughters, Betty Martin of Crofton, Ky., and Phyllis (Johnny) Boyd of Hopkinsville, Ky.; a son, Michael (Sheiry) Halpain of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Linda Edrington of Princeton, Ky.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Nell Halpain; and his maternal grandparents who helped raise him, S.M. & Pearlee Kenney.
Visitation will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2004, the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Postell and Rev. James R. Davis will officiating. Military honors will be by the U.S. Marine Corps.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Carolyn R. Hansen
Carolyn R. Hansen, 77, of The Villages of Lady Lake, Fla., formerly of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Leesburg, Fla.
She was born May 7, 1927, in Randolph, Mass.
Carolyn worked as a secretary and receptionist for the Doodle-Loom Craft Manufacturing Co. and retired to this area from Wilmington, Mass. in 1988, following the death of her first husband, John L. Quinno. She remarried and moved from the Port Charlotte area to The Villages of Lady Lake in 1998. She was an avid dancer, craft's enthusiast, and former member of the Harbour Heights Civic Association. She was Roman Catholic.
She is survived by her husband, Henry L. Hansen of The Villages of Lady Lake; three sons, Frank R. Quinno of Londonderry, N.H., John L. Quinno Jr. of Westford, Mass., and James L. Quinno of Saline, Mich.; three step-sons, Richard L. Hansen of Port Charlotte, Robert L. Hansen of Richlands, Va., and Roger L. Hansen of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one brother, Albert Anderson of Palm Bay, Fla.; two sisters, Laura Giles of Newport, N.C., and Gladys DeMasi of Medford, Mass.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and burial will be held this week in Wilmington, Mass.
The date for a memorial service has not been announced and will be held in The Villages of Lady Lake.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Lois E. O'Malley
Lois Elnora O'Malley, 99, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004.
She was born July 18, 1905, in Chicago, Ill., to Harvey and Caroline Kohlburner Martin.
Mrs. O'Malley moved to Port Charlotte in 1969, coming from Illinois.
She is survived by her daughter, Joan (Gene) Passwater of Port Charlotte; brother, Harvey Martin; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the North Port Church of God at a later date.
Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda, Fla.
Robert A. Stefanik
Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Anthony Stefanik, 80, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004.
He was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Webster, Mass.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ivene Cave Stefanik.
The memorial mass will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Reidsville, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be sent to Florida Right to Life, 378 Center Pointe Circle, Suite 1250, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701, or to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 211 W. Charlotte Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Molly C.B. Sweet
Molly C.B. Sweet, 42, OF Cape Haze formerly of Sarasota, died Friday, September 17, 2004 at her Charlotte County residence. Englewood Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service have been selected to handle arrangements.
Sally F. Thompson
Sally Freeman Thompson, 90, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Englewood Community Hospital.
She was born Jan. 3, 1914, in Springfield, Tenn., to James and Mae (Jett) Freeman.
Mrs. Thompson was a graduate of Knoxville High School, Knoxville, Tenn. and was employed for over 15 years at Northrop Corp. in Huntsville, Ala. After moving from Alabama to Englewood in 1973, she was the secretary for 10 years at St. David's Episcopal Church. After her retirement, she continued as treasurer of the Englewood Chapter of F.I.S.H.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha Lingle of Brookings, S.D.; daughter-in-law, Nelda Thompson of Englewood; niece, Dr. JoAnn Sexton of Lexington, Ky.; five grandchildren, Nancy Jett Thompson, Henry Thompson, Phillip Lingle, Jeffrey Lingle and Scott Lingle; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Rachel.
A memorial service will be held at St. David's Episcopal Church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, with The Rev. Arthur R. Lee III, officiating.
Interment will be in the Church Memory Garden.
Memorial donations are requested to the "Organ Fund," St. David's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, FL 34223.
Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been selected to handle the cremation arrangements.
Margaret E. Addison
Margaret Elizabeth Addison, 76, formerly of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, in Lake City, Fla.
She was born June 5, 1927, in Bartow, Fla., to James and Sarah (Shumate) Rowland. Margaret worked as a licensed practical nurse until retiring. She loved taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Margaret enjoyed sewing, making quilts and canning. She was a former member of Eastern Star.
Margaret will be greatly missed by her sons, Clifford Addison of Lake City, John Addison of Dayton, Ohio, and Lee Agnew of Winter Haven, Fla.; sisters, Mary Sawyer of Arizona and Eleanor Hall of Bartow; brother, Tom Rowland of Bartow; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Sarah (Shumate) Rowland.
The family will have a service in celebration of Margaret's life at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will take place privately at Charlotte Harbor Cemetery. To express condolences to the family, visit www.LTaylorfuneral.com and sign the guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.
Enid R. Black
Enid Ruth Black, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2003.
She was born April 25, 1914, in Dayton, Ohio, to Homer and Iola (Rosnagle) Martin. Mrs. Black was a member of Port Charlotte United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte.
Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Clark of Port Charlotte, Janet Pirozzi of Webster Groves, Mo., and Laura Lowe of Kettering, Ohio; one son, A. V. Black Jr. of Mansfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. A.V. Black Sr.; her granddaughter, Margaret Black; and her brother, Homer Martin.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at South Port Square, Westchester Club Chapel, Port Charlotte, with the Rev. James R. Kuse officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Charlotte chapel.