Edith A. Baldwin
Edith Amelia Baldwin, 95, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Charlotte Regional Medical Center in Punta Gorda, Fla.
She was born Aug. 9, 1908, in Danville, Ill. She moved to Punta Gorda in 1960 from Missouri. She was a member of Wheeler Congregational Christian Church in Missouri and First United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda. She enjoyed traveling with her daughters. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Charlotte Regional Medical Center, especially the nurses on the second floor who showed such compassion and caring.
Edith is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Lewis) Wilson of Meta, Mo., Barbara Williams and Sally Baldwin, both of Port Charlotte; her sisters, Lucille Russell of Punta Gorda, Christine (Harold) Rhodes of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Peggy (Russ) Rose of Punta Gorda; her brother, Berlin Tuggle of Danville; her grandchildren, Gregory (Kathy) Williams, Jeffrey (Nance) Williams, Toni and Darrell Davis, Tami Helmig and Mitchel Wilson; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 5200 Indian Springs Road, Punta Gorda, with services to follow at 4 p.m. Entombment at Charlotte Memorial Gardens will be private. The family has entrusted care and services to Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Punta Gorda.
William G. Norcott
William G. Norcott, 80, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Hillcrest Convalescence Center in Durham, N.C.
Mr. Norcott was born Sept. 12, 1922, in New York, N.Y., to Alec and Isabella (MacLennan) Norcott. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during World War II. William was an insurance agent who spent most of his career working in the Parsippany area of New Jersey, until moving to Englewood in 1986 from there. He was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are his brother, Al Norcott of Verona, N.J.; daughter-in-law, Patricia Norcott of Texarkana, Texas; stepchildren, Pamela Price of Darlington, Pa., Diane Easton of Durham, David Roberts of Abilene, Texas, Marcia Scruggs of Fort Madison, Iowa, Wendy Roberts of Saugus, Mass., Susan Phillips of Stockbridge, Ga., and Linda Phillips of Houston, Texas; seven step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, in November 2002; and his son, William Jr., in April 2003.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Chapel of Peace at Gulf Pines Memorial Park Cemetery in Englewood.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Affiliate Headquarters, Attention: Memorials, P.O. Box 2145, St. Petersburg, FL 33743. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Englewood.
Larry A. Walchle
Larry A. Walchle, 64, of North Port, Fla., died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003.
He was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Decatur, Ind., to Walter and Waneta Walchle. He moved to North Port in 1985 from Nokomis, Fla. He was an engineer at Bon Secours-Venice Hospital for seven years. He attended South Biscayne Baptist Church in North Port. He was a lifetime member of the Moose.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Walchle of North Port; two daughters, Elizabeth Phillips of North Port and Jill Goetluck of Venice, Fla.; two sons, Scott Walchle and Larry Walchle, both of North Port; a sister, Violet Sheets of Venice; four brothers, Dallis Walchle and Randall Walchle, both of Englewood, Russell Walchle of Decatur and Walter Walchle of Nokomis; five grandchildren, Tabitha Price, Laura Willis, Justin Willis, Jacob Goetluck and David Walchle-Bailey; and five great-grandchildren, Makayla, Emily, Dakota, Ty and Lucas.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Farley Funeral Home, North Port chapel. A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, FL 33742; or to the charity of your choice. Farley Funeral Home, North Port chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Tucker D. Wright
Tucker D. Wright, 61, of North Port, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003.
He was born June 7, 1942, in Indianapolis, Ind. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He moved to North Port six-and-a-half years ago from Arcadia, Fla. He was an owner of a Carnival company vending business. He was a member of Elks Lodge 1524 and Moose Lodge 1327, both in Arcadia. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Nocatee, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Wright of North Port; a daughter, Carla Joe Wright of Wauchula, Fla.; three sisters, Jackie Logan of Tomball, Texas, Pandore Pate of Houston, Texas, and Melinda "Windy" Thompson of Woodlawn, Texas; two brothers, Michael S. Wright of Kingman, Ariz., and Patrick Robert Wright of Corpus Christi, Texas; and a grandchild, Destiny Elder of Bradenton, Fla.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 N. Hillsboro Ave., Arcadia. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the funeral home. There will be a cremation. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.
Donald E. Boyer
Donald Earl Boyer, 66, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at his Charlotte County residence.
He was born Sept. 23, 1937, in Hartford, Conn., to Hector and Harriet (Medbery) Boyer.
Mr. Boyer served in the U.S. Army. He was a sprinkler fitter for Grinnell Fire Protection Service in Rhode Island. After working there 35 years, he retired in 1992, and moved to Port Charlotte nine years ago from Coventry, R.I. He was a member of the National Automatic Sprinkler Industry Local Union 767, BPO Elks Lodge 2285 in West Greenwich, R.I., Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2121 in Port Charlotte, and American Legion Post in Venice, Fla. He was a life member of the DAV in Port Charlotte, and he was of the Catholic faith.
Mr. Boyer is survived by his wife of 32 years, Anna M. Boyer of Port Charlotte; one sister, Margie Olsen of Homosassa Springs, Fla.; and one brother, Robert Boyer of Galloway, N.J. He was preceded in death by two stepsons, Daniel J. and Bryan K. Miller.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Englewood Community Funeral Home, 3070 S. McCall Road. A funeral liturgy will be said at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 5265 Placida Road, Englewood. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.
Englewood Community Funeral Home has been selected to handle the arrangements.
Bernard L. Butler
Bernard L. Butler, 81, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004.
He was the son of Guy and Mary (McCardle) Butler, born Aug. 24, 1922, in Westburg, Iowa.
Bernard served with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater. He retired from pharmaceutical sales and moved to the Port Charlotte area in 1977 from Chicago, Ill. He worked at the Post Office in Punta Gorda until 1990. He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the Punta Gorda Country Club.
Bernard will be greatly missed by his wife of 15 years, Betty; daughters, Dionette Polacek of New Brighton, Minn., Bridget Gibson of Golden Valley, Minn., and Mary Beth Welzenbach of Kansas City, Kan.; sons, James Butler of Reno, Nev., Michael Butler of Sparks, Ariz., and Charles Butler of Bettendorf, Iowa; and 17 grandchildren.
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, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Maxine L. Nordstrom
Maxine Louise Nordstrom, 66, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004.
Maxine was born in Flint, Mich.
She retired as a secretary from Met Life Insurance Co. in 1999, and moved here from Tampa, Fla., in 1999. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda.
She is survived by Teresa S. Czarnik of Plainsboro, N.J., and Jennifer A. Nordstrom of Plainsboro; sons, James Nordstrom of Punta Gorda, and Eric M. Nordstrom of Ontario, Canada; her brother, Joseph Brisson of Greenville, Mich.; and four grandchildren.
Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Janice C. El-Sayed
Janice C. El-Sayed, 67, formerly of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, in Atlanta, Ga.
Janice was born in De Funiak Springs, Fla., to Homer and Sue Jones.
She attended school in Punta Gorda. She received her bachelor's degree from Florida State University. Janice married Dr. Mostafa El-Sayed in 1957. She and her husband moved to Los Angeles in 1962. She raised five children, taught school, and worked in the real estate business. Janice moved with her husband to Atlanta in 1994. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Janice is survived by her husband, Mostafa; her four children, Lyla El-Sayed Serino, Tarric El-Sayed, Dorea El-Sayed Kopshever, and Ivan El-Sayed; her seven grandchildren, Andrew, Nicole, Xanth, Tassia, Evan, Kyle, and Ava; her two sisters, Marsha Gale Cox, and Shera Winessett, and her brother, Anton Jones.
A funeral service was held Aug. 14, 2004, at Gates, Kingsley & Gates Funeral Home, 1925 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, Calif. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Janice's name to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were by Gates, Kingsley & Gates Funeral Home, Santa Monica.
Edna J. D'Alessandro
Edna J. D'Alessandro, 81 of Venice, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Homes, Englewood Chapel.
Maria Sytnyk, 92, of Warm Mineral Springs, Fla., and formerly of North Port, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004.
She was born Jan. 6, 1912, in Ukraine.
Maria moved to the North Port area in 1988 from Philadelphia, Pa. She was a member of St. Andrew's Ukrainian Church in North Port and St. Andrew's Ukrainian Church in Bound Brook, N.J.
Maria is survived by her niece, Luba Bilan of Ukraine; and her close friends, Dr. Wolodymyr and Halyna Korol of Warm Mineral Springs.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel. A Panachyda will be at 8 p.m.
A funeral Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2004, at the funeral home and will continue on to St. Andrew's Ukrainian Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Andrew's Cemetery in Bound Brook.
Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Adell H. Martin
Adell Hurst Martin, 75, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, in Sarasota, Fla.,
He was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Rebble, Ga.
Mr. Martin was a pulpwood farmer in his active working years. He moved to Arcadia 35 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Genette Martin of Arcadia; two sons, Clarence Eldon Trace of Palm Bay, Fla., and James Earl Martin of of Bonifay, Fla.; two daughters, Phyllis (Lee) Sisson of Tampa, Fla., and Elsie Ruth Johnson of Sarasota; three brothers, Carroll Martin of Meigs, Ga., Alton Martin of Crawfordville, Fla., and James Martin Jr. of Ochlocknee, Ga.; one sister, Essie Mae (Dave) Kindschey of Valdosta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The following arrangements are planned, pending weather conditions.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at First Christian Church, Arcadia. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at graveside, Oak Ridge Cemetery, with the Rev. Lavon Caraway officiating.
Robarts Funeral Home of Arcadia is in charge of arrangements.
David C. Williams
David Chester Williams, 68, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at his residence in Nocatee, Fla.
He was born Jan. 21, 1936, in Arcadia, Fla. Mr. Williams was a meat cutter by trade.
He is survived by his wife, Margie Williams of Nocatee; three daughters, Glenda Dianne (Ray) Robertson and Teresa Ann Kirsch, both of Nocatee, and Phyllis K. Robertson of Bradenton, Fla.; two sisters, Pauline (Ray) Hines of Nocatee, and Grace Williams of Fort Ogden, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The following arrangements are planned, pending weather conditions. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, followed by the service at 11 a.m., at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia, with the Rev. John Spratlin of the Nocatee Church of God officiating.
Robarts Funeral Home of Arcadia is in charge of arrangements.
Anna L. Alleccia
Anna L. Alleccia, 88, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte.
She was born June 17, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Port Charlotte from Bushnell, Fla., six years ago, where she had resided for 20 years. She was a retired seamstress. She was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church of Port Charlotte and a former member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church of Bushnell.
She is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Pitti of Selden, N.Y., and Catherine Bohling of Liberty, N.Y.; a son, Gary Alleccia of Punta Gorda, Fla.; a sister, Lenna Ranieri of Massapequa, N.Y.; a brother, James LaRocco of Bethpage, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vito Alleccia, in 1983.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Bushnell. Interment will follow at Bushnell Evergreen Cemetery, Bushnell. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte chapel.
Nellie C. Cannon
Nellie C. Cannon, 86, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003.
Mrs. Cannon was born Feb. 13, 1917, in Stanford, Conn., and moved to Port Charlotte in 1975 from Petersburg, Va. She was a homemaker and a retired waitress.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Smrkovsky of Port Charlotte; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Chris) Gentry of Bradenton, Fla., and Jannie Whitworth of Port Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Jeanette and Robert Whitworth of Port Charlotte; and best friends, Irene Martins of Port Charlotte and Gladys Massey of Petersburg.
Memorial services will be private at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.
Clayton H. Fry
Clayton H. Fry, 98, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, in Punta Gorda.
He was born Sept. 17, 1904, in Greensburg, Pa. He worked as an electrician. Clayton had been a life member of Moose and Elks lodges.
There will be no local services or visitation. Inurnment will take place in Pennsylvania. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Punta Gorda.