Dorothy D. Harmeyer
Dorothy D. Harmeyer, 76, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 18, 1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Port Charlotte 15 years ago from there. She was a retired secretary for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ohio River Division with 34 years of service. She was a member of San Antonio Catholic Church, Port Charlotte.
She is survived by a sister, Ruth (James) Madden of Cincinnati, and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at San Antonio Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte.
Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.
Carl W. Hengehold
Carl W. Hengehold, beloved husband of the late Darcie Vondran and Helen Dewitt Hengehold, loving father of Beverly (Gary) Schweinfest, Janet (Ron) Kaiser, Michael and the late Edward Hengehold; dear grandfather of Angela, Kristy, David and Becky, died Sunday, July 1, 2001.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at 4619 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Marjorie M. Horsman
Marjorie M. Horsman passed away suddenly at his home on July 1, 2001.
Marge will be greatly missed by her beloved husband of 52 years, Walter, her daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Robert Sanborn of Canada; granddaughter, Marianne McDaniel and great-granddaughter, Casey McDaniel of Maryland.
Marge was born in 1916 in New York City and later moved to Salisbury, Md., where she began her long professional career. Starting as a telephone operator, she rose through the ranks at AT&T and, after 42 years of dedicated service, retired to Punta Gorda. During her golden years, Marge served many hours as a volunteer at the Charlotte Regional Medical Center. Her strong family commitment, love of travel, caring generosity and "can-do" attitude will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at 2 p.m. Monday, July 9 at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 5200 Indian Springs Road. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Charlotte Regional Medical Center Volunteers in Marge's name would be deeply appreciated. Interment will take place in Salisbury, Md., at a later date following a memorial gathering of family and lifelong friends.
Mary E. Palmer
Mary E. Palmer, 80, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died on Sunday, July 1, 2001.
Formerly of Pontiac, Mich., she had resided here since 1960. She and her husband were the founders of Palmer Furniture Stores, opening the first store in 1960. She also worked at Bridgetts Hallmark Card Shop, retiring in 1999. Mary was a member of the Lady Guild of Peace River Lutheran Church and volunteered at Life Care Center for 12 years, receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award in 1996.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Palmer. Surviving are her son, John E. (Ruth) Palmer of Punta Gorda; granddaughter, Mary Jo (Jeff) Farrar of Stanford, Conn.; and a grandson, Michael Palmer of Englewood.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, in the chapel of Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Punta Gorda.
Mary Olive Greene Hadley Sapp
Mary Olive Greene Hadley Sapp, 79,of Port Charlotte, Fla., died July 3, 2001.
She was born Feb. 23, 1922 in Birmingham Ala. and moved to Miami, Fla., where she married James Ward Sapp. Mrs. Sapp retired as housekeeping manager for the Sea View Hotel in Bal Harbor, Fla., where Hubert Humphrey, Arthur Godfrey, and Bob and Elizabeth Dole stayed during her employment.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Adams; three grandchildren, Tricia (Randy) Adams, Kimberly (Dan) Noragon, and William Adams; and one great-grandchild, Princess Lindsey Noragon.
She will join her predeceased husband, following cremation and burial at sea at the same latitude and longitude. Arrangements by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.
Mary Lois Jones
Mary Lois Jones, 66, of Salem, Ill., died June 25, 2001, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
She was born Aug. 17, 1934 in Salem, to James T. Squibb and Ruth Erwin Squibb. She retired from World Color Press and was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons, Danny (Donna) Clark of Indianapolis, Ind., and Randy (Pam) Clark of Monrovia, Ind.; daughter, Vicki (Dan) Bonnet of Englewood, Fla.; two brothers, Steve (Susan) Squibb of Salem and James E. (Carol) Squibb of Salem; one sister, Carolyn (John) Sands of Salem; six grandchildren, Jack and Andy Clari, Milly and Sammantha Clari and Desiré and Brett Bonnet.
Funeral was noon Thursday at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home, Salem, with the Rev. Joe Summers officiating. Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home, 403 E. Broadway, Salem, IL (618-548-3308).
Oliver D. Lee Sr.
Oliver D. Lee Sr., 82, of Arcadia, Fla., died on Wednesday, July 4, 2001, in Sellersville, Pa.
Born in Rome, N.Y., he had lived in this area permanently since 1989 after wintering here since 1984. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He worked as a merchant for M. Lurie Department Store in New York. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church on Oak Street, a volunteer for hospice and a member of the American Legion. He was also past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge in Little Falls, N.Y., in 1977.
Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, Antoinette C. Lee; his children, Francis Lee of Earlville, N.Y., Oliver D. Lee Jr. of Dodgeville, N.Y.; Sandra Fitzpatrick of Stillwater, N.Y., and April Caban of Ellenville, N.Y.; his stepchildren, Patricia A. Carroll of Mullica Hill, N.J., Eileen M. Walton of Philadelphia, Pa., and Rita M. Martan of Delran, N.J.; 22 grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Ave., Cap May Court House, N.J., where friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Interment is private. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709
Don J. Stoner
Don J. Stoner, 91, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in South Carolina.
Born in Palestine, Ill., he was the husband of the late Hortense E. Stoner and son of the late Orlando Walker and Murdena Staten Stoner. Mr. Stoner was a member of the Golden Gate United Methodist Church in Naples, Fla.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, O. Wayne and Connie Stoner of Columbia; daughter and son-in-law, Judy Lynn and Moses Gabbard of Naples; five grandchildren and spouses, Gary Wayne and Angela Stoner, Chris and Lauren Thompson, Mary Susan and Tom Cranford, Matthew and Sandra Gabbard and Corey Gabbard; and great-grandchildren, Allen Cranford and Dylan Grabbard.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Oak Grove Community Church Cemetery, Crawford County, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Cemetery Fund, 400 S. Main St., Palestine, Ohio 62451. Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel, Lexington, S.C., is in charge of local arrangements. Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine, in in charge of out-of-town arrangements.
Catherine Elsa Summersett Terrell
Mrs. Catherine Elsa Summersett Terrell, affectionately known as Cat, was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Oaks, Fla., to Bertha. She was reared by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam (Julia) Summersett.
At a very young age she met and married Mr. Horace Lee Hudson. She joined the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Nocatee under the leadership of the late Rev. W.H. Cade. She was active and served faithfully until her health failed. She was married to Mr. Ladon Terrell and they became parents to two children, Lawrence and Jeanette. On Sunday, July 1, 2001, at Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda, Fla., she disrobed her earthly mortal garment, put on her heavenly robe of immortality and went home to be with the Lord.
She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Jeanette Washington (Michael) of Nocatee; one son, Lawrence Johnson of Port Charlotte, Fla.; two sisters, Minnie Lee Idom (Henry) of Nocatee, and Betty Cooper of Arcadia, Fla.; two brothers, James Summersett (Rose) of Nocatee and Jimmie Tyson (Carletta) of California; a brother-in-law, Joseph Terrell of San Mateo; five grandchildren, Shohmin, La Shaunta, Nihia, Michael Washington II, and LeKesha Johnson, all of Nocatee; one great-grandchildren, Dejanae Washington of Nocatee; one special cousin, Marcella Spencer (Clifford) of Ocala, Fla.; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A brother, Sammie Lee Summersett, preceded her in death.
Visitation was Thursday, July 5, at Hickson Funeral Home, Arcadia, Fla. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 6, from Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Nocatee, Fla. The Rev. L.E. Caldwell, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Nocatee. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home, Arcadia.
Mary Ella Smith Fraker
Mary Ella Smith Fraker, 93, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Punta Gorda, Fla., died June 30, 2001, at her home.
The daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Lewis F. Smith of St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Morristown, Tenn., she graduated in 1926 from Tusculum College in Greeneville and taught high school English until her marraige in 1931. After moving with her family to Punta Gorda, Fla., in 1960, she returned to Tennessee in 1986.
She is survived by her sister, Joanna Venable; sister-in-law, Johneta Smith; daughter, Mary Emma Fraker, son-in-law, James Graber; grandchildren, Zachary and Kimberly Graber and Suzannah and Maria Fraker; nieces and nephews, Anna Clyde Fraker, Priscilla Millard, Mary Grainger, Linda Nix, Martha Bradley, Blake Sullenberger, Barbara Venable, Rebecca Ferguson and Debbie Sullenberger; and many great-neices and nephews, all of who miss her very much.
Memorial gifts may be made to Tusculum College or St. Paul Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville, Tenn.
Gabrielle Menard, 93, of Cimarron Drive, Punta Gorda, Fla., died Monday, July 2, 2001, at the Life Care Center of Punta Gorda.
She was born in Verner, Ontario, Canada, on March 19, 1908. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marianne (Champagne) Comtois. Mrs. Menard was a long-time resident of Danielson, Conn., until she moved to Punta Gorda to make her home with her daughter.
When she lived in Connecticut, she was a weaver in the textile mills. She later was a retail clerk at McEwens Jewelry Store in Danielson, Conn., and then at Bugbee's Department Store in Putnam, Conn. She was an avid reader and enjoyed learning and reading about people of note.
She leaves her daughter, Gloria (Gene) Christensen, of Punta Gorda; one sister, Sister Cecile Comtois of Putnam; two grandchildren, Kurt and Karen Christensen; three great-grandchildren, Kyle, Sara and Christopher; and several neices and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Flora Comtois.
Funeral services will be held at the Gagnon-Costello Funeral Home in Danielson on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. James Church in Danielson. A burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson.
Calling hours are Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260 or to the donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements are by the Gagnon-Costello Funeral Home, Danielson, Conn.
Norman Hansen, 74 of Port Charlotte, Fla., died June 28, 2001. Arrangements by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.
Charles F. Murphy
Charles F. Murphy, 82, of Punta Gorda, Fla. and Old Forge, N.Y., died June 30, 2001. Arrangements by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.
Ken A. Richards
Ken A. Richards, 51, of Englewood, Fla., died June 28, 2001, at Tampa General Hospital. Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mary E. Young
Mary E. Young, 92, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away on June 28, 2001, in Venice, Fla. Funeral arrangements are through the Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home of Port Charlotte.
Frank J. Brancaccio
Frank J. Brancaccio, 75, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died June 25, 2001.
He was born Sept. 2, 1925 in Chicago to Daniel and Julia (Mele) Brancaccio. He came to this area in 1970 from Oak Lawn, Ill. Frank served with the Navy during World War II in the European Theater. He attended Duke University. Frank was a district manager for UPS and after moving to Charlotte County he spent seven years driving a bus for Charlotte County Schools before retiring. He attended Father's House Church. Frank was a loving father and grandfather who worked hard to provide for his family.
Frank is survived by his daughter, Danette (Robert) Dorotich of Port Charlotte; sons, Louis (Maley) Brancaccio of Vancouver, Wash., and Daniel Brancaccio of Costa Mesa, Calif.; brother, Anthony Brancaccio of Chicago; sister, Laura Giavannetti of Chicago; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, with a celebration of Frank's life to follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be private at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Russel L. Bryant
Russel L. Bryant, 85, of Dover, Del., formerly of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Wednesday, June 27, 2001.
Mr. Bryant was born in Tallua, Ill., on May 21, 1916, son of the late Thelbert and Rosie Bryant. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1939 and made the military a career. He obtained the rank of colonel and had many administrative jobs in the Air Force. When he retired in 1966, he was the hospital administrator for Chanute AFB. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked with the Department of Aging for the state of Illinois and was director overseeing nursing home licensing. In 1977, he retired along with his wife, Mary, to Port Charlotte and held positions in many organizations, such as CEO of Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital and commodore of the Port Charlotte Yacht Club.
Russel was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and the Port Charlotte Yacht Club in Port Charlotte, Elks, American Legion and the Retired Officers Association. He was also a 50-year mason through the Scottish Rite Temple and the 1976 Illinois state commander of Disabled American Veterans.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary, after 43 years of marriage in 1997. He is survived by two sons, John Bryant of Dover, Del., and Jim Bryant of Champaign, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
Services were held in Dover on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the charity of your choice.
Donald C. Whitford
Donald C. Whitford, 56, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away suddenly on June 26, 2001, in Port Charlotte.
Born March 17, 1945 to Donald and Catherine Whitford in Long Beach, Calif., he graduated from Westerly High School in Rhode Island, Central Connecticut College, where he received an associate's degree, and the Rhode Island Police Academy. He was a police officer in Charleston, R.I. He was a teacher and athletic director at Grasso Technical School. He was also worked in security for Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital, Charlotte Regional Medical Center and head of security at Fawcett Memorial Hospital until May of this year. He attended St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Linda of Port Charlotte; one son, Paul David Whitford of Port Charlotte; his mother, Catherine Whitford of Connecticut; one sister, Carol Newman of Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews.
All services will private. Arrangements by Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Homes, Punta Gorda.