Casmer J. Bugeresta
Casmer J. Bugeresta, 81, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died May 31, 2001, in Punta Gorda.
Born Sept. 29, 1919 in Amsterdam, N.Y., he moved to this area in 1970 from New York City. He retired as a police officer with the city of New York in 1968, and also retired as a deputy with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office in 1985. He was a member of the New York City Police Department Honor Legion and the Detectives Endowment Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, A. Elizabeth Bugeresta; sons, James (Marilyn) Durwood Bugeresta and Richard (Betsy) Curtis Bugeresta, both of Wichita, Kan., and Thomas Travers Bugeresta of Punta Gorda. He is also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Anna D. Clark
Anna D. Clark, 94, of Gainesville, Fla., and formerly of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Gainesville.
Mrs. Clark moved to Punta Gorda in 1978 and to Gainesville in 1994. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda and Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gainesville, and the Ladies Guild of Sacred Heart.
Surviving are her son, Dr. Lawrence L. (Maria) Clark of Gainesville; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens. Memorial may be made to Queen of Peace Catholic Parish Memorial Campaign, 10900 S.W. 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Homes, Punta Gorda chapel.
Esther E. Gibson
Esther E. Gibson, 90, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died May 30, 2001 at IHS of Port Charlotte.
She was born Sept. 28, 1910 in Iowa and moved to this area nine years ago from Atwood, Ill. She had been a homemaker all her life. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Arthur, Ill. She enjoyed books and was an avid reader, but where she found real happiness and joy was in her great-granddaughter, Amanda. She loved and cherished the time they shared together.
Ms. Gibson was predeceased by her husband, Avery Gibson, in 1985, and her daughter, Jo Ellen Idleman, in 1984. She is survived by her granddaughter, Teri (Cliff) Salomon of Port Charlotte; great-granddaughter, Amanda Idleman of Port Charlotte; and two sisters, Ruth White of Maryland and Verla Hamilton of Illinois.
There will be a graveside service later this summer, with inurnment at Arthur Township Cemetery in Arthur, Ill. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, Fla.
Howard A. Bagan
Howard A. Bagan, 74, of Englewood, Fla., died May 29, 2001 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
He was born in New York City, N.Y., and moved to this area in 1976 from there. He was a Merchant Marine and worked for McAlister Tugs in New York for 29 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and also served as an army medic from Oct. 8, 1946 to May 20, 1947. He served in the Korean War from June 23, 1948 to Dec. 17, 1951. He was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Englewood, and belonged to the Elks and VFW Post 10178.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Bagan of Englewood; son, Thomas Bagan of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Bagan of Jacksonville; stepson, Henry Pertkiewicz; sister, Regina Smith of Englishtown, N.J.; and grandsons, James Bagan, Henry Pertkiewicz of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Quinton Pertkiewicz of Pinellas Park, Fla.
Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Robert Cranston Byers Sr.
Robert Cranston Byers Sr., a former Rotonda West, Fla. resident and longtime resident of Northford, Conn., died May 30, 2001, in New Haven, Conn.
He was born in New Haven on Nov. 26, 1933 to the late Carlton Cranston Byers and Jeanie Dean Byers of West Haven. Mr. Byers was husband of Mary Louise Gross Byers and father of Brenda L. Byers-Britney, Robert C. Byers Jr., Andrew J. Byers, Amy B. Pomeroy and Edward D. Byers. Ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive him.
Bob was in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956, attaining the rank of sergeant. He served in Berlin and on the Presidential Color Guard in Washington, D.C. After service in the Army, Bob graduated from American International College, where he was a star varsity hockey player. While living in Northford, he was very active in the community as a North Branford Little League coach, Wallingford youth hockey coach, Cub Scout packmaster and Boy Scout leader, and played Santa Claus for the Northford Volunteer Fire Department No. 3. He worked in the floor-covering industry for 41 years and never missed a day due to illness.
In 1999, Bob retired to Rotonda West, where he was a member of American Legion Post 113 and was very active on the executive committee. He was vice president of the Rotonda West Neighborhood Watch and was a member of the Rotonda Elks Lodge 2710. He belonged to the Gulf Cove United Methodist Church.
He was an avid adventurer who loved skydiving, bungee jumping, cliff diving and even went on safari to Africa just prior to his death. Bob was loved greatly by all he touched and will be surely missed.
Arrangements are in care of the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green, 662 Savin Ave., West Haven, Conn. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America, 60 Wellington Road, Milford, CT 06460.
William L. Carlquist Sr.
William L. Carlquist Sr., 63, a longtime resident of Englewood, died May 31, 2001.
He was born April 17, 1938 in Waterbury, Conn. He loved baseball and played in an adult league for 20 years.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret Toth of Southbury, Conn.; sons, Harold Carlquist of Southbury, and William Carlquist Jr. of Bethlehem, Conn.; brother, Teddy Carlquist of Southbury; sister, Barbara Jenkins of Bethlehem; and three grandchildren, Andrew, Michael, and Emily.
Memorial services will be held in Southbury at a later date.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.
Danny Warren Dennard
Danny Warren Dennard, 41, of 4402 E. Fifth Ave., Anchorage, Alaska, and son of Billy and Doris Dennard of Arcadia, Fla., died at his home on Monday, May 28, 2001, as a result of a house fire.
He was born in Florida on Feb. 13, 1960, and worked as a computer technician for Advance Business Systems. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his parents; two daughters, Linda and Jennifer Geiger, both of Anchorage; and one sister, Tammy Dotson of Arcadia.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2001, at the Carr & Erwin Funeral Home, Pulaski, Tenn., with burial in Stella Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the funeral home.
Regina Ann Kimbrough Dennard
Regina Ann Kimbrough Dennard, 39, of 4402 E. Fifth Ave., Anchorage, Alaska, died at her home on Monday, May 28, 2001, as a result of a house fire.
She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Oct. 30, 1961. She worked as a claims administrator for First Health Care in Anchorage. She served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include her parents, Alvin and Linda Kimbrough of Stella, Tenn.; two daughters, Linda and Jennifer Geiger, both of Alaska; one brother, Gary Kimbrough of Vine Grove, Ky.; and one sister, Theresa Kimbrough of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2001, at the Carr & Erwin Funeral Home, Pulaski, Tenn., with burial in Stella Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001 at the funeral home.
Edward J. Bober
Edward Joseph Bober, 75, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, May 30, 2005.
He was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Elizabeth, N.J., to Joseph and Katherine (Noster) Bober.
Edward served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired as a toolmaker from Exxon after 16 years of service. He was a member of Bayway Polish Home in Elizabeth, N.J., and a life member of Freedom Club of Joseph Pilsudski Inc. Edward was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. John the Apostle in New Jersey. He played the accordion in a polka band, the "Eddie Bober Polka Band."
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 51 years, Florence; sons, Jeffrey E. Bober of Pasadena, Md., and Thomas A. Bober of Port Charlotte; a sister, Dolores Herman of Clark, N.J.; granddaughters, Marlyn Bober and Bridget Bober, both of Pasadena. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda Chapel. A funeral Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Jan Antonik officiating. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 211 W. Charlotte Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. 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.
Dominick Terenzi, 85, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Charlotte Harbor Healthcare.
He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., April 12, 1920.
Dominick served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army, and met his wife, Helga, while stationed in Germany. Dominick was a pioneer businessman in Port Charlotte. He and his wife moved to Port Charlotte in 1962, and opened the Norge Village Laundry mat in the Sunny Dell Plaza Shopping Center. Dominick was a member of American Legion Post 110 in Port Charlotte.
He will be greatly missed by his daughters, Diana (Dennis) Lombardo, Susan (Mark) Brownie, Ramona (John) Derr and Vicki (Dick) Leonard; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helga, in 2000.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. 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.
Homer O. Timmons
Homer Otto Timmons, 84, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.
He was born April 21,1921, in Akron, Ohio, to Walter and Margaret Timmons.
Mr. Timmons was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army with the Military Police. He was a member of the Speedway Masonic Lodge in Indianapolis, Ind., where he attained the level of a 32nd-degree Mason. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Timmons is survived by his niece, Margaret "Peggy" Chaney of Canton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 5200 Indian Springs Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda.
Entombment will be at Charlotte Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda.
Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Punta Gorda.
Matthew F. Higgins IV
Matthew F. Higgins IV, 43, of Rotonda West, Fla., died Monday, May 30, 2005, at Englewood Community Hospital in Englewood, Fla.
He was born Feb. 27, 1962, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Matthew was a laborer in the construction industry and an avid football fan.
He is survived by his beloved maternal grandparents, John and Teresa Mitchell of Rotonda West; his loving mother, Geraldine Mitchell of Englewood; two sisters, Dawn (Scott) Burkhart of Villanova, Pa., and Colleen Rutledge of Cape May, N.J.; one brother, Mark Higgins of Philadelphia; an uncle, Terence (Diane) Mitchell of Tampa, Fla.; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends; and his beloved pets.
Englewood Community Funeral Home & Cremation Services has been selected to handle arrangements.
Jean M. Lumley
Jean Macy Lumley, 85, of Boca Grande, Fla. and formerly of Venice, Fla., died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at her home.
She was born March 9, 1920, in Orlando, Fla.,
Mrs. Lumley resided in Venice, Fla., from 1960 to 1983, where she and her husband, Jay H. Lumley, owned the Blalock Insurance Agency. They retired to Boca Grande in 1983. Mrs. Lumley was the past president of Venice-Nokomis Rotary Ann, past treasurer of the Cecilian Music Society of Venice, former member of the "Coquettes" of Venice, past treasurer and secretary of the Boca Grande Woman's Club and co-editor of the Boca Grande Woman's Cook Book. She was a member of the Boca Grande Barbershop singers and the Boca Grande Woman's Club, and was the only female to sing in the original Boca Grande Barbershop choir. Mrs. Lumley was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Boca Grande
She is survived by her son, Richard L. Lumley, of Sarasota, Fla.; daughter, Barbara Jean Hargrove of Englewood, Fla.; grandchildren, Todd Lumley, Jennifer Krause, Pamela Holton, Karin Snedeker and Robert Meadows; and great-grandchildren, Jay and Zack Holton, Macy Meadows, Kate and Caroline Snedeker and Vanessa and Lucy Lumley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay.
A memorial service will be scheduled in October 2005.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Jean Lumley to the donor's charity of choice.
Farley Funeral Home and Crematory, Venice Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Valerie J. Moore
Valerie Joan Moore, 17, of Englewood, Fla., died Friday, May 27, 2005. Lemon Bay Funeral Home Englewood Chapel has been selected to handle arrangements.
Karen M. Cantin
Karen Michelle Cantin, 51, of North Port, Fla., died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla.
She worked as a practical nurse for the state of New Hampshire at NH Family Services. Karen enjoyed working with children and dedicated her time to helping handicapped children. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts and Brownies. She started a catering business with her friend Marianne Parker called "Sweet Creations." She also taught cooking classes.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Michael R. Cantin; son, Michael W. Cantin of Maui; daughter, Wendy J. Cantin of Florida; her father, Christos J. Saffaras of Latham, N.Y.; brothers, William and Chris Saffaras, both of Florida; sisters, Ashley Bilsky of Collyville, Debbie Trombini and Catriona Montieth, both of Maui and Mary Porter of Belmont, N.H.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty, in 2004.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, at James A. McKee Funeral Home, 14538 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2005, at Community Life Center, 19048 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte. Burial will be at Lemon Bay Cemetery, Englewood.
Arrangements by James A. McKee Funeral Home, North Port.