Lucille M. Hicks
Lucille M. Hicks, 88, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at the Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte.
She was born Jan. 18, 1913, in Monroeville, Ohio, to Wm. J. and Cecelia Allerding Wiesen. She worked as an office worker in the field of politics and moved to this area in 1969 from Battle Creek, Mich. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Punta Gorda, the Guild to Our Lady, the University Club, Friends of the Library and the Peace River quilters.
She is survived by a daughter, Natalie J. VanWormer of Union City, Mich.; a son, William S. Hicks of Battle Creek; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Hicks of Hickory Corner, Mich.; a sister, Helen Martin, and a brother, William Wiesen, both of Battle Creek; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, at 11 a.m. The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 22107 Elmira Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952 or as Masses to Sacred Heart Church, 211 W. Charlotte Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
Final services and burial will be held in Battle Creek. The Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home of Punta Gorda is serving the family.
Linda Lea McCaughey
Linda Lea McCaughey, 81, of Deep Creek, Fla., died July 22, 2001 at her home.
She moved to this area in 1996 from Greenbelt, Md., where she lived for 50 years. She was born in Asheville, N.C., on April 19, 1920. Being born in the mountains, she developed an early appreciation for nature which she carried with her to Florida.
She enjoyed the beach hunting for shells, watching the migratory birds and occasional alligators at the many waterways. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed classical music and the opera immensely. She served in the army as a medical illustrationist for the medical students during World War II. She was a retired real estate agent. She was a member of the Port Charlotte Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Linda will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Susan (David) Paulson of Deep Creek and Katherine (Paolo) Focherari of Charlotte, N.C.; and grandchildren, Katie Clifford of Philadelphia, Pa., and David Paulson of Deep Creek.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. The celebration service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Port Charlotte Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family requests memorials be made to Port Charlotte Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2036 Loveland Blvd. Port Charlotte, Fl 33952.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.
Andrew Timchak, 74, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died at his home July 21, 2001.
He was born March 20, 1927, in Woodward, Pa.,and grew up in Willimantic, Conn.
Mr. Timchak moved to this area in 1989 from Beech Grove, Ind. He retired after 32 years, rising from industrial engineer to superintendent of Mills Bridgeport Brass Company.
He was the treasurer of Methodist Church in Beech Grove, a member of the High School Building committee, a member of the Indiana Lions Club, and worked with little league baseball in Beech Grove, a member of the American Legion Post 110 in Port Charlotte, former president of the Port Charlotte Village Men's Golf League and a member of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Port Charlotte.
Mr. Timchak graduated from Windham High School in Willimantic, Conn., and was a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor of science degree in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany as a military policemen.
Survivors include is wife, Louise; one daughter, Candace Shepherd of Remington, Ind.; one son, Paul Timchak of Bolingbrook, Ill.; two grandchildren, Christopher Shepherd and Stephen Shepherd; two nieces, Judith Truncali of Clinton, Conn., and Susan Biernat of London, England; and two nephews, Scott Abercrombie of Forest, Va., and David Abercrombie of Linden, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Olga Abercrombie.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim United Church of Christ.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of S.W. Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238.
George L. Warren
George L. Warren passed away July 16, 2001, at Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital.
He had resided in this area since 1980, moving here from East Tawas, Mich. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy for four years. He belonged to the Disabled American Veterans.
He leaves his loving wife of 53 years, Edna; two sons, Gary of Williamsburg, Va., and Ken of Midland, Mich.; daughter, Linda Walsh of Culpepper, Va.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob of West Branch, Mich., and Don of Michigan; sisters, Ilene Broquet in Livonia, Mich., Marion Hagan of Phoenix, Ariz. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Wurzbacher.
Funeral service was Fryday by Lynch and Sons Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi, Mich. Pastor Judith May officiated.
Catherine L. Cusick
Catherine L. Cusick, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died July 13, 1999, at Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital, Port Charlotte.
Born Sept. 5, 1909, in Boston, Mass., she came to this area 31 years ago from there. Ms. Cusick was an assistant principal at an elementary school. She was a member of the Arthritis Association, St. Charles Prayer Group, and Deborah, all of Port Charlotte. She attended St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Port Charlotte.
Numerous nieces and nephews survive.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 24, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Port Charlotte, Fla. Arrangements are by Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte.
Edna Viola Hauser
Edna Viola Hauser, 81, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died July 20, 1999.
Born Feb. 4, 1918, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she moved to this area in 1992 from there. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Hauser was the treasurer for Friendly Duplicate Bridge Club for 15 years, and a very avid bridge player. She attended First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte.
Survivors include her husband Lawrence A.; daughter, Karen Calzadilla of Miami Lakes, Fla.; son, Allen L. of Bethel Park, Pa.; a sister, Evelyn Henley of Tampa; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. July 24, at First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte in the church chapel. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of SW Florida, 1144 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952; or The American Cancer Association, 22107 Elmira Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Homes and Cemetery.
Samuel Howard Patterson
Samuel Howard Patterson, 63, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died July 20, 1999.
Born July 15, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., he moved here in 1992 from Baltimore. He was an interior design decorator. Mr. Patterson attended Saint Nathaniel's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Patterson; daughters, Shirley Patterson, and Mercedes Frizzera, both of Port Charlotte, and Samantha Cross of Baltimore; a brother, Howard Patterson of Baltimore; sister, Diana Lattin of Sherwsburg, Pa.; and five grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. July 25, at St. Nathaniel's Episcopal Church. Burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Kathryn J. Porter
Kathryn J. Porter, formerly of Port Charlotte, Fla., died July 18, 1999, in Tucson, Ariz.
Born in 1904, in Lynn, Mass., she moved to Port Charlotte in 1974 from Connecticut. She attended Julliard School of Music in New York City, where she studied voice under Walter Damrosch. She was a resident of Southport Square before traveling with her daughter to Tucson. She was a charter member of South Biscayne Baptist and Murdock Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeanne D. Bloomfield of Port Charlotte; and daughter-in-law Charlotte Davies of Gainesville, Fla.; grandchildren Kathy (Don) Allan of Tucson, Rob (Christine) Bloomfield of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Rick Bloomfield of Port Charlotte, Jim (Pam) Bloomfield of Tucson, Kim Adams of Port Charlotte, Douglas Davies of Gainesville, Bill (Kathy) Davies of Gainesville, and Tom (Kathy) Davies of Seattle, Wash.; and great-grandchildren Kari and Kristi Allan, Rob, Michael, Katie, Ciara, Ricky Bloomfield, and Ben, Mark and Bathany Adams, Stacey Aultman, Kristy, Douglas and Kelsey Davies; and many nieces and nephews and loving children and great-grandchildren from her Dr. Lowrie Porter family. Mrs. Porter was predeceased by husbands Herbert F. McCord in 1974 and Dr. Lowrie J. Porter in 1981, and son Douglas Campbell Davies in 1970.
Visitation will be prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The service will be at 11 a.m. July 23, 1999, at the Murdock Baptist Church.
Memorial gifts may be made to Murdock Baptist Church, P.O. Box 380484, Murdock, FL 33938. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Brian Joseph DePasse
Brian Joseph DePasse, 18, of Englewood, Fla., died July 20, 1999, at his residence.
Born on Nov. 12, 1980, in East Stroudsburg, Pa., he had been in Englewood a few days from Brodheadsville, Pa., when he passed away.
Survivors include his mother, Nancy E. Smith; two brothers, Jason DePasse and Matthew DePasse, both of Englewood; maternal grandparents, Jeanne and Kenneth Fetherman of El Jobean, Fla.; six uncles, Robert and David Gesell of Venice, Fla., Joseph and Paul Gesell of El Jobean, Richard Lutz of Saylorsburg, Pa., and Stanley Lutz of Verona, N.J.; and many cousins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home.
Floyd E. Jeter Sr.
Floyd E. Jeter Sr., 61, of Arcadia, Fla., died July 19, 1999.
Born March 27, 1938, in Fort Myers, Fla., he moved here in 1970 from there. He was an electrical lineman, retiring after 13 years from Florida Power & Light. He was a member of IBEW (International Brotherhood Electrical Workers) and was a private in the National Guard of Florida. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps as a lance corporal in 1963.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon; sons, Floyd E. Jeter Jr. and Michael D. (Andrea) Jeter, both of Arcadia, Gregory B. (Deborah) Jeter of Lake Wales, Fla.; grandchildren, Garrett Bryan Jeter of Lake Wales, and McKayla Dean Jeter of Arcadia; brothers, John W. Jeter Jr. (Pat), and Lige E. Jeter (Janice), both of Fort Myers; and 26 nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. July 24, at Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of SW Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238, or a charity of your choice.
Levi E. Johnpier
Levi E. Johnpier, 84, of Arcadia, Fla., died June 9, 1999, at Charleston, W. Va., while vacationing.
He was born June 1, 1915, in Troy, N.Y., to Charles and Charlotte Johnpier. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Niagara,Youngstown, N.Y. He was a resident of Arcadia for the past 10 years, coming from Youngstown. He was a lathe operator and fireman for Carpordon Company in Niagara Falls, N.Y., retiring in 1983 with 38 years service. He was a retired Volunteer Fireman from the Youngstown Fire Company.
Surviving relatives include his daughter, Sharon Prunty of Arcadia; two sons, Fredrick Johnpier of Niagara Falls, and Lee Johnpier of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Gordon Johnpier of Tennessee, Susan Johnpier of New York, Walter Whited of Missouri, Edward Whited of Michigan, John Prunty, DeLee Levy, Sharon Johnpier, Cheryl Johnpier, and Donna Johnpier, all of New York. Mr. Johnpier was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Audrey L. Johnpier, who passed away on April 11, 1985.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. July 31, at Niagara Falls Memorial Park, Niagara Falls, N.Y. Interment at Niagara Falls Memorial Park, Niagara Falls. Family suggests donations to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Elk Funeral Home.
Mildred P. Vogel
Mildred P. Vogel, 93, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died July 12, 2001, at Punta Gorda, Fla.
Mrs. Vogel was born April 27, 1908, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She had resided here, in Port Charlotte, since 1962, moving here from Cape Coral, Fla., where she had co-owned and operated a gift shop. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Port Charlotte.
Survivors include a niece, Valerie Harlan of Fayetteville, Ark.; two great-nephews and several cousins also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. July 25, at the Community Room at Maria Manor, Port Charlotte, with Dr. Myles W. MacDonald officiating. Inurnment will be at Restlawn Memorial Park, Port Charlotte.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Florida/Puerto Rico Affiliate, P.O. Box 15587, Sarasota, FL 34277-1587; or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are under the direction of the Punta Gorda Chapel of Kays-Ponger Royal Palm Funeral Home.
Mary Vajko, 81, of North Port, Fla., died July 20, 2001.
Mrs. Vajko was born Sept. 5, 1919 in Hungary, and had been a resident of North Port since 1971, coming from Hammond and Dyer, Ind. She was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include her daughter, Ilona E. Dunster of North Port; brother, Michael Danko of Europe; grandchildren, Elizabeth Raver of Englewood, Fla., David Hansen and Catherine Runge, both of North Port; her great-grandchildren, Tiffany Runge of North Port, Eric Dahl, Austin Raver and Sara Raver, all of Englewood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. July 23 at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. Burial will be private at Gulf Pines Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time July 23.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239.
Elbert Hubert Provau
Elbert Hubert Provau, 77, of Nocatee, Fla., passed away July 21, 2001, in Arcadia, Fla.
He was born Nov. 6, 1923 in Arcadia, to the late Irving and Ruby Provau. He was a saw mill operator and cattle rancher and owned one of the first portable saw mills in the state of Florida. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Florida National Guard. He was a DeSoto County High School graduate in the class of 1943. He was a life member of the Arcadia Elks Lodge No. 1524, the Florida Cattleman's Association, DeSoto County Farm Bureau, and was a Protestant by faith. Elbert was a great sports fan and an avid sportsman and loved the outdoors. He and his brother, Fred, performed for many years as trick ropers at the Arcadia All-Florida Championship rodeo where he twirled an 80-foot loop. He was always a jolly person, a true friend and loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Margie Tucker Provau of Nocatee; one son, Mike (Pat) Provau of Nocatee; one daughter, Doris Catherine (O.E.) Phillips of Avon Park, Fla.; four grandchildren, Lisa Brown, Lew Provau, George Morris and Dee Ann Conner; and four great-grandchildren, William Conner, Elbert Conner, George Morris and Dylan Brown. He was preceded in death by a son, Archie and his brother Fred.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 22 at the Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. July 23 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Alfred Proctor officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Arcadia.