Kathryn R. Wiley
Kathryn R. "Kitty" Wiley, 77, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Hospice House in Port Charlotte, where she had been a patient for three days.
She was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Leesport, Berks County, Pa., a daughter of Otis S. and A. Kathryn (Boyer) Rothenberger. She was a graduate of Ontelaunee High School in Leesport and Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa. She received a bachelor's degree from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla. She had been employed as a registered nurse, working at both Community General Hospital in Reading, Pa., and Chester Hospital in Chester, Pa. She also served as a nurse at Camp Mount Misery in Medford, N.J. She was co-owner of Williamstown Dodge Chrysler Plymouth in Gloucester County, N.J.; and was a real estate assistant with Century 21 Aztec Realty in Port Charlotte. She was a member of United Church of Christ Congregation of St. John's Gernants Union Church in Leesport; and served as a former nursery school teacher at United Methodist Church of Haddonfield, N.J.
She is survived by her husband, William T. Wiley Sr.; a son, William T. (Judy) Wiley Jr. of Turnersville, N.J.; two daughters, Ellen L. (Scott) Friedman of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Donna S. (Dr. Robert) Garrett of Port Charlotte; a daughter-in-law, Cecelia W. Wiley of Fort Myers, Fla.; one brother, Mervin F. Rothenberger of Wernersville, Pa.; two sisters, Elma M. Walton of Reading and Frances M. Schrawder of Manheim, Pa.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Gregory D. Wiley, in 1991.
Friends may call one hour prior to service time at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Milkins Funeral Home Inc., Temple, Pa. Burial will be in St. John's Gernants Cemetery, Leesport.
Contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Network, 2221 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 131, El Segundo, CA 90245. Arrangements are by Milkins Funeral Home Inc. temple.
Gladys L. King
Gladys L. King, 86, of Arcadia, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003.
She was born Feb. 8, 1917, in Tallahassee, Fla. She was a lifelong resident of Arcadia. She was a nursing assistant at G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital. She loved to play bingo. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Arcadia.
She is survived by four sons, James Alfred (Cynthia) King of Nocatee, Fla., John Richard (Carla) King of Atlanta, Ga., Carl Bevis (Hazel) King and Robert Gordon (Zena) King, both of Arcadia; 12 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. "Dick" King; and sons, David and Ralph King.
Visitation will begin a half-hour prior to the graveside service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Arcadia, with the Rev. Jimmie Collins officiating. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.
Lucy E. Arthur
Lucy E. Arthur, 76, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Aug. 17, 2001, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 22, 1925 in Swampscott, Mass. and moved to this area in 1988 from Carlisle, Mass. She had worked as a secretary for the B&M Railroad during the 1940s and also had worked for the Cancer Foundation in Massachusetts. Mrs. Arthur was a former member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Stoneham, Mass and had volunteered as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was very artistic and enjoyed rug hooking, drawing and painting.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles Arthur of Port Charlotte; daughters, Charlene Bridner of Punta Gorda, Fla., Katherine (Charles) Durfee of Stoneham, Mass.; stepdaughter, Catherine O'Hara of Connecticut; brother, Kenneth Sellman of Port Charlotte; grandchildren, Walter, Michele, Elin, Darren, Harmony, Jennifer, Samantha, Jaclyn and Joseph; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Shannon, Mason and Anthony.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, 1515 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent Scotto officiating. Inurnment will take place in Walpole, Mass.
John H. DeVoy
John H. DeVoy, 74, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Tandem Health Care of Port Charlotte.
He was born May 19, 1927 in Boston, Mass. and moved to Port Charlotte six months ago from there. He was a retired police officer for the city of Boston. Mr. DeVoy was a Roman Catholic and a member of the Policemen's Benevolent Association of Boston. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Jean M. DeVoy of Port Charlotte; two daughters, Germaine Deacy of Boca Raton, Fla., and Diane DeVoy of Port Charlotte; five sons, John H. DeVoy Jr., David M. DeVoy, Walter T. DeVoy, all of Port Charlotte, Daniel J. DeVoy of South Boston, Mass., and James M. DeVoy of Quincy, Mass.; three sisters, Margaret Picard of Boston, Elizabeth Smith of South Boston, and Ruth Wisnaskas of Whitman, Mass.; three brothers, David DeVoy of Dedham, Mass., Ronald DeVoy of South Boston, and Robert DeVoy of Boston; 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services and interment will be conducted in Boston. Local arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Sara W. Freeman
Sara W. Freeman, died on Aug. 16, 2001, in Corte Madera, Calif.
She and her husband were former owners of Rayco Shoes in Port Charlotte.
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce; her sons, William, Jay and Gary; grandchildren, Leanna Dauth, Michele Miller, David Johnson and Jennifer Johnson and great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jake, Devin, Sky and Kyle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Freeman.
Lyle Hartway, 91, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte.
He was born June 29, 1910 in Ray Township, Mich. and moved to Port Charlotte in 1972 from Mount Clemens, Mich. He was a retired auditor for Chrysler Corp. of Detroit. He was a member of Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, American Legion Post No. 110 of Port Charlotte, and life member of Mount Clemens Lodge No. 6 F&AM. Mr. Hartway was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army, serving in the 4th Armored Division under Gen. George S. Patton.
Survived by a sister, Nadine (Carl) Ballard of Armada, Mich.; and a brother, Russell (Mae) Hartway of Richmond, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and interment will be held in Mount Clemens. Local arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.
Leo L. Kreinbrink
Leo L. Kreinbrink, 69, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Aug. 17, 2001, in Port Charlotte.
He was born Aug. 28, 1931 in Flushing, Mich. He came to the area 21 years ago from New Lothrop, Mich. He was a Roman Catholic, and a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in the Korean War. He was a volunteer fireman for many years in New Lothrop. He was a Good Samaritan in many areas for many people. He retired from General Motors in 1980. He was a member of the NRA. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a caregiver.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy Kreinbrink, of Port Charlotte; sons, Dennis (Lynn) Kreinbrink, of Austin, Texas, and "Rod" Kreinbrink, of Port Charlotte; daughters, Dr. Linda (Dr. Carl) Grappin, of Englewood, Fla., Karen (Russell) Rhodes, of Gaines, Mich., and Tamara (Donald) Scheppelman, of Lakeland, Fla.; brothers, Cyril Kreinbrink, of Bay City, Mich., Virgil Kreinbrink of Owosso, Mich., and Robert Kreinbrink, of Harbor Lakes in Port Charlotte; sisters, Hilda Kusnier, of Elsie, Mich., and Norma Hudechek, of Chesaning, Mich.; grandchildren, Katrina, Justin, Jennifer, Lee and Ross. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Kreinbrink.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 1441 Spear St., Port Charlotte.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the James A. McKee Funeral Homes, 14538 South Tamiami Trail, North Port, Fla. In lieu of flowers, "do something kind for your neighbors." Arrangements by the James A. McKee Funeral Homes, North Port.
Peter B. Pasanio
Peter Baptista Pasanio, 87, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Aug. 3, 2001.
Peter was born Aug. 3, 1914, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Peter and his wife, Margaret, moved to Florida in 1976. He was a blacksmith at Revere Sugar Refinery for many years in Charlestown, Mass. He was an avid bowler of the American Bowling Congress. He belonged to the Italian American Club, and also worked for Charlotte County.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Pasanio, and daughter, Margaret Turman, both of Port Charlotte; three brothers, Joseph Pesano of Bridgeport, Conn., Anthony (Bert) Pesano and Luie Lumberto, all from Stratford, Conn.; one sister, Angie from Bridgeport; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. His grandchildren called him "Nana." He will be greatly missed by all of them. He is preceded in death by his parents, a loving daughter, Patricia Gattuso, and two grandsons, Billy and David Turman.
A memorial service was held at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, at Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Kirsten S. Seadorf
Infant Kirsten Shay Seadorf of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital, Port Charlotte.
She is survived by her parents, Jeremy L. and Karen S. Seadorf of Port Charlotte; a sister, Kylie Seadorf of Port Charlotte; three brothers, Jordan Campbell, Joel Seadorf and Jeremy L. Seadorf Jr., all of Port Charlotte; maternal grandmother, Martha Bass of Port Charlotte; maternal grandfather, Charles (Joyce) Holbrook of Olive Hill, Ky.; paternal grandparents, Leroy and Shirley Seadorf of Punta Gorda; several aunts and uncles and many cousins.
Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Restlawn Memorial Garden, Port Charlotte. The Rev. F.W. Carl Ropke III, of First Baptist Church of Cleveland, and the Rev. William K. Bales, of Sonshine Baptist Church, will officiate. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Lila Davis, 64, of Nocatee, Fla., passed away Aug. 17, 2001, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla.
She was born in Romney, W.Va., on May 6, 1937, and had lived in Nocatee for the past 27 years, moving here from Winchester, Va. Lila loved to play bingo and loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She is survived by one daughter, Donna Wood of Arcadia, Fla.; two sons, Edward "Eddie" Davis and John W. Davis, both of Nocatee; three brothers, Troy Watson of Winter Haven, Fla., Darrel Watson of Alabama, and Ellis Watson of Mentor, Ohio; and one sister, Alta Hardy of Romney.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Aug. 19, at the Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home Chapel, Arcadia. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the funeral home, with Chaplain Robert L. Carlton officiating. Burial will be in the Joshua Creek Cemetery, Arcadia.
Wayne Kenneth Rife
Wayne Kenneth Rife, 91, of Venice, Fla., and formerly of Columbus, Ohio, died Aug. 12, 2000, at Harborside Nursing Home, Venice.
He was born Sept. 13, 1908, in Gallia County, Ohio. Mr. Rife came to this area 40 years ago from Columbus. He was a graduate of Ohio State University, earning a bachelor's and a master's degree. He was the former owner of Rife's Market in Columbus. He was a past member of the Columbus Downtown Lions Club and Central Ohio Retail Grocers Association, a member of the Englewood, North Port and Port Charlotte, Fla., BPO Elks and of the Venice East Golf Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Ruth E.; brothers, Davis and Donald and a sister, Mary Yost.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara M. of Venice; sons, Charles E. (Jane) of Columbus and Samuel D. (Molly) of Columbus and North Port; daughter, Joyce K. of Indianapolis, Ind.; granddaughters, MaryKay Rife (Mike Zimmerman) and Mildred B. (Alex) Hay, both of Columbus; step-great-grandchildren, Trevor and Kyle Zimmerman; brothers, Chester (Vera) of Columbus and Paul (Marie) of Orlando, Fla.; sister, Janet (Bud) Wygle of Marion, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no services. Inurnment will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Hilliard, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Florida Elks Children's Therapy Services, P.O. Box 49, Umatilla, FL 32784, would be appreciated. Arrangements are by James A. McKee Funeral Homes, North Port.
Jean C. Gillespie
Jean C. Gillespie, 75, of Penn Yan, N.Y., died Aug. 13, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Gillespie was born April 4, 1925, in Oswego, N.Y., and was the daughter of Harry S. and Erma Shays Ellsworth. She was an active member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Englewood. She was clerk of the session at Pinellas Park Presbyterian, where she was deacon and served on various committees. She taught Sunday School at the Fulton Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir at all of the churches. In previous years, she served as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society.
Survivors include her husband, Richard T. Gillespie; children, Richard E. (Patricia Thrasher) Gillespie of Wilmington, Del.; and their children, Heather and Holly Gillespie; Robert E. (Charlotte) Gillespie and their children, Nathan, Joshua, Andrea and Laura Gillespie of Penn Yan, William D. (Jimi Sue) Gillespie and son, Jesse (Cathlena) Gillespie of Tampa, Fla., Donald A. (Deanna) Gillespie and children, Elaine, Eric and Bonnie Jo Gillespie of Tampa; sister, Helen Baker of Gig Harbour, Wash.; brother-in-law, Robert A. Gillespie of Englewood, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the First Presbyterian Church of Penn Yan with services following at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan. Memorials may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church, 405 S. McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223-3628. Arrangements are by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Betty Ann Hall Ling
Betty Ann Hall Ling, 78, of Englewood, Fla., died Aug. 14, 2000, at Englewood Community Hospital.
She was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Pittsburg, Kan., and came to this area in 1976 from Michigan. She worked for 30 years with Champion Spark Plug as a quality control inspector. She enjoyed playing bingo.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen Hendrickson of Englewood; sister, Shirley Frank of Gladwin, Mich.; and two grandchildren, Kristin and John Sheeran.
Memorial services will be held later in Michigan. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2975 Bee Ridge Road, Suite B, Sarasota, FL 34239. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Homes, Englewood.
George Bronson Proff
George Bronson Proff, 95, of Englewood, Fla., died Aug. 9, 2000, in Venice, Fla.
He was born April 2, 1905, in New York City, N.Y., and came to Englewood in 1965 from Teaneck, N.J. He was a refrigeration specialist for Dolly Madison Ice Cream Company and was of the Presbyterian faith.
Survivors include his two daughters, Lucille Proff Matchett of Englewood and Alice Proff Greeley of Dallas, Texas; son, George B. Proff of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services and burial will be in Hackensack, N.J. Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home, Venice.
Jickoo V. Cherian, M.D.
Jickoo V. Cherian, M.D., 70, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Aug. 14, 2000, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Dr. Cherian moved to this area in 1983 from Vermont and was an ear, nose and throat, head and neck surgeon. He retired from his medical practice in the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte area in 1998.
Survivors include his wife, Sushila, of Punta Gorda; mother, Tara Cherian of Madras, India; sister, Jini Dhanrajgir of Bombay, India; brother, Dr. Ashok Cherian of London, England; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Dr. Cherian's many friends and colleagues remember a caring, compassionate man and a loyal friend. To those who knew him personally, he leaves behind a legacy of love, courage, commitment, personal integrity and a unique zest for living.
A memorial service will be at noon Aug. 18 at the Port Charlotte chapel of Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home. The Rev. Nick McLaughlin will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803, or to the American Cancer Society 22107 Elmira Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.
Lenore L. Collis
Lenore L. Collis, 73, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Aug. 13, 2000.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at San Antonio Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road, Maitland, FL 32751.
William E. Fields
William E. Fields, 79, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Aug. 15, 2000, at Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda, Fla.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte chapel. Further services will be held in Baltimore. Interment will be held at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, Md. Local arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte.
Sidney F. Ford
Sidney F. Ford, 87, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Aug. 13, 2000, at his residence.
There will be no local services. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Sioux City. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Charlotte.