Earl Peterson, 55, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away May 7, 2001, at Charlotte Regional Medical center.
He was born Aug. 14, 1945, in Ruskin, Fla., and has lived in this area since moving from Fort Myers, Fla., in 1989. He was a tile setter for Tony's Tile Company.
He is survived by his wife, Joy, whom he married Jan. 12, 1968; children, Susan Strickland of Loganville, Ga., Roger Earl Peterson Jr., Billie Joe Peterson and Kevin Peterson, all of Punta Gorda, Earline Stem of La Belle, Fla., and DeWayne Peterson of Fort Myers; grandchildren, Carrie, Gary, Crystal, Mathew, Timothy, Brandon, Courtney, Haley, Thayer, Miranda, Jenna and Levi; brothers, Johnnie Peterson of Alva and Larry Peterson of Fort Myers; sisters, Brenda Douglas of Port Charlotte, Linda Wierengo of Fort Myers and Betty Braggs of Ohio. Mr. Peterson was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy DeWayne Peterson in 1959.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. May 11, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Peters officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 10, at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
James S. Johnson Sr.
James S. "Pop" Johnson Sr., 81, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Arcadia, Fla., passed away May 7, 2001, in Fort Myers.
James was born in Fort Myers Aug. 18, 1919, and had been a life long resident of DeSoto and Lee counties. He was an ordained Lutheran minister in Tennessee and Immokalee, a shrimp operator, and was retired from the Fort Myers Gas Company as a stationary engineer. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Alvene S. Johnson of Fort Myers; three sons, James S. (Suzzette) Johnson of Arcadia, James W. (Carol) Johnson of North Fort Myers, Thomas A. (June) Johnson of Lake City; four daughters, Linda (Emory) Smith, Penny Fox (Jack) Lang, all of Fort Myers, Marie Tiner Smith of Cape Coral, Shirley Hale of Houston, Mo.; six step-sons, Joe Jones of Anchorage, Alaska, Lewis Jones of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Clarence Cardullo of Alva, Fla., Michael Cardullo of Bartow, Fla., Curtis Stewart of Montpelier, Va. and Claston Stewart of Ocala, Fla.; five step-daughters, Louise Jones of Fort Myers, Lucy Cardullo of Lehigh Acres, Frances Cardullo of Lakeland, Fla., Christine Stewart of Ocala and Charlene Koch of Oklawaha; one brother, Melvin Geiger of Leesburg, Fla.; two sisters, Lovina Gregary and Cathryn Boutwell, both of Leesburg; 36 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. May 10, at grave side, Joshua Creek Cemetery (one hour prior to service). Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. May 10, at Joshua Creek Cemetery, Arcadia, with the Rev. Joseph Cannon officiating. Burial will be in Joshua Creek Cemetery, Arcadia. Ponger-Kays-Gray Funeral Home, Arcadia, is in charge of arrangements.
Ted James Dabbs
Ted James Dabbs, 65, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at his residence.
He was born March 4, 1936, in Battle Creek, Mich. to the late William & Blanche (nee - Goble) Dabbs. Ted lived most of his life in Michigan.
He served with the U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Air Force Intelligence, graduated in 1972 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. and retired as a sales director for SPX Corporation of Michigan.
He and his wife, Sheila, moved to this area in September 1999 from Morristown, Tenn., and was a member of B.P.O. Deep Creek Elks Lodge No. 2763, Punta Gorda, Fla.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Sheila Glyn Dabbs; sons, Ted James Dabbs Jr. of Westwood, N.J. and Keith Albert Dabbs of Redford, Mich.; brothers, Bill Dabbs of Waterford, Mich. and Joe Dabbs of Troy, Mich.; sisters, Vivian Siebert of Pontiac, Mich. and Elberta Dodd of Capac, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today at Kings Gate Club House, Port Charlotte. Officiating will be Carl Alexander, with Ted J. Jr. and Keith A. Dabbs. A reception for family and friends will follow in the Residents Center at Kings Gate. A private family committal ceremony will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Charles E. Dudrap
Charles E. Dudrap, 86, of Lake Suzy, Fla., died Monday, May 7, 2001 at Charlotte Harbor Healthcare.
He was born Sept. 6, 1914 in Union City, N.J., and moved to Lake Suzy 15 years ago from Fort Lee, N.J.
He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated his own tire distributorship. He was an avid golfer, and was also a member of Kiwanis, Elks Club, Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, Kings Way, and the VFW.
He is survived by loving wife, Edna Dudrap of Lake Suzy, Fla.
Private inurnment will be held at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.
Franklin H. Gilmore
Franklin H. Gilmore, 78, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday, May 6, 2001 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte.
He was born Jan. 31, 1923 in Richmond, Ky., and moved to Port Charlotte in 1979 from Brookville, Ohio. He was a retired supervisor for the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. He is a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Survived by his wife, Anne M. Gilmore of Port Charlotte; two daughters, Susan A. (Burt) Sturgell of Port Charlotte and Melanie E. Gilmore of Port Charlotte; a brother, Charles B. Gilmore of New Port Richey, Fla.; a granddaughter, Tonya Lahssini of Hollywood, Fla.
Private graveside services and interment will be held Thursday, May 7, 2001 at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Ronald S. Mercurio
Ronald "Ron" S. Mercurio, 60, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Monday, May 7, 2001, at Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Born Aug. 16, 1940, in Newark, N.J., he moved to this area 10 years ago from Lake Worth, Fla. A Radiological Engineer, he worked many years with Southwest Florida Imaging and area hospitals. Serving with the U.S. Military Peace Time Forces, U.S. Navy, he developed a love of the sea and air, and enjoyed both flying and boating. He was a member of Deep Creek San Antonio Catholic Church, Port Charlotte.
Survivors include his beloved fiancÚ, Mei Fawu, daughters, Anna M. Golden of Jupiter, Fla., Ronnie L. Busha of Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., and Theresa M. Wilber of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sister, Lucille A. Mercurio of Hollywood, Fla., brother, Charles D. Mercurio of Myrtle Beach, S.C., four granddaughters, and one nephew.
Visitation for family and friends will be this Friday, May 11, 2001, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Roberson Funeral Home of Punta Gorda, with the Rev. Christopher Senk of San Antonio Catholic Church officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454. Arrangements are with Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.
James G. Orrino
James G. Orrino, 73, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died in his home on May 5, 2001.
He was born and raised in Bristol, Pa., and moved to Port Charlotte 10 years ago. Jim retired from General Motors in Trenton, N.J., and was an active member of the VFW No. 5542, Charlotte County Elks No. 2153, American Legion No. 1001 and the Moose No. 2121. He was a former drummer in the Bracken Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. He also served as Sergeant in the United States Army, 6th Infantry Division and received an Honorable Discharge in November 1947. Jim also copyrighted several songs and made a CD called "A Song For You." He recently copyrighted two graphics with his daughter for the word "Timeout" and "Sports."
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Enrigetta "Reggie" Orrino; one daughter, Deborah Orrino; his brothers, Ralph, Carmen, Bob and Jerry, all of Port Charlotte; and many nieces and nephews.
No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of SW Florida, 1144 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33948, and would be greatly appreciated for their wonderful care to Jim and his family in his last days.
Robert G. Scoff
Robert G. Scoff, 62, of Orleans, Mass., and a winter resident of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday, May 6, 2001 at Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood, FL.
He was born Nov. 26, 1938, in Boston, Mass. and was spending his 10th season in Florida. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Orleans.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes E. (Lyons) Scoff of Orleans, Ma.; two daughters, Tina Scoff of Orleans and Cheryl A. Webster of Milford, N.H.; three sisters, Carol DeYesso of Walpole, Ma., Nancy Norris and Deborah Leon of Brookline, Ma.; a brother, Victor Leon of Dedham, Ma.; his mother, Catherine Leon of Brookline; and two grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date in Orleans. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.
Earl Wave Wingo
The Honorable Earl Wave Wingo, 87, of Goode, Va., and Port Charlotte, Fla., died Monday, May 7, 2001, in Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.
He was the husband of the late Frances Taylor Wingo.
Born February 16, 1914, in Lynchburg, Va., he was a son of the late Walter Wave and Bertha Witt Wingo. A graduate of E. C. Glass High School, he graduated from Lynchburg College in 1936 and received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1939. He served as assistant commonwealth's attorney in the 1940's and became assistant judge of the Old Municipal Court.
He served during World War II and was stationed at the Pentagon during the Korean War, retiring as Major from the U. S. Army. In August, 1951, he was named judge of the Lynchburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, where he served until 1982.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas Earl Wingo of Charlottesville, Va. and Dr. James Taylor Wingo of Newport News, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty W. Sigel of Berwyn, Pa.; seven granddaughters, Jennifer, Amy and Megan Sigel of Berwyn, Pa., Jessica and Cary Wingo of Charlottesville, Va., and Alison and Taylor Wingo of Newport News, Va.; and a very
special Friend, Bonnie Nicola of Port Charlotte.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Spring Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth B. Bryan officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. in Diuguid Wiggington Chapel.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions, please consider West Lynchburg Baptist Church.
Local arrangements are by the Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte.
James S. Johnson Sr.
James S. "Pop" Johnson Sr., 81, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Arcadia, Fla., passed away May 7, 2001, in Fort Myers.
He was born Aug. 18, 1919, in Fort Myers. He had been a life long resident of DeSoto and Lee counties. James was an ordained Lutheran Minister in Tennessee and Immokalee, Fla. A member of the Fort Myers VFW, a commercial fisherman and shrimp operator and had retired from the Fort Myers Gas Company as a stationary engineer. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Alvene S. Johnson of Fort Myers; three sons, James S. (Suzzette) Johnson of Arcadia, James W. (Carol) Johnson of North Fort Myers and Thomas A. (June) Johnson of Lake City, Fla.; four daughters, Glenda (Emory) Smith and Penny Fox (Jack) Lang, all of Fort Myers, Marie Tiner Smith of Cape Coral, Fla. and Shirley Hale of Houston, Mo.; six step-sons, Joe Jones of Anchorage, Alaska, Lewis Jones of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Clarence Cardvell of Alva, Fla., Michael Cardvell of Bartow, Fla., Curtis Stewart of Montpelier, Va. and Claston Stewart of Ocala; five step-daughters, Louise Jones of Fort Myers, Lucy Cardelo of Lehigh Acres, Frances Cardelo of Lakeland, Christine Stewart of Ocala and Charlene Koch of Oklawah, Fla.; one brother, Melvin Geiger of Leesburg, Fla.; and two sisters, Lovina Gregary and Cathryn Boutwell, both of Leesburg; 36 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. May 10, at grave side, Joshua Creek Cemetery (one hour prior to service). Grave side service will be at 11 a.m. May 10 at Joshua Creek Cemetery, Arcadia, with the Rev. Joseph Cannon officiating. Burial in Joshua Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.
Marion L. Forkey
Marion L. Forkey, 83, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died May 5, 2001, in Port Charlotte.
She was born Feb. 3, 1918 in Worcester, Mass. and came to Port Charlotte from there in 1979. She was a registered nurse, a member of San Pedro Catholic Church, a member of the North Port Yacht Club, a former member of San Pedro's Women's Club and an avid bowler.
Surivors include her daughter, Susan Stark, of Port Charlotte; her son, Richard Forkey, of Worcester; five grandchildren, Laurie Powers of North Port, Fla., Lynn Field of Revere, Mass, Christy Krizen of St. Petersburg, Fla, Beth Forkey of Worcester and Amy Forkey of Trenton, N.J.; three great-grandchildren, Crystal Forkey and Megan Forkey, both of Trenton, and Heather Powers of North Port; two sisters, Constance Beauregard of Port Charlotte and Charlotte Benoit of Worcester; and two brothers, Edward Benoit and Frederick Benoit, both of Sarasota Fla.
A visitation will be held Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel. A funeral mass will follow at 1 p.m. at San Pedro Catholic Church in North Port.
Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home and Crematory, North Port Chapel.
Barbara S. DeGarmo
Barbara S. DeGarmo, 108, of Englewood, Fla., passed away May 17, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center of Englewood. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel.
David C. Goldberg
David C. Goldberg, 83, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Tampa, Fla.
He was born June 27, 1921, in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Goldberg was an honors graduate of Antioch College and of the Executive Management Program at the University of Illinois. He retired in 1981 after a long career in metallurgical engineering and marketing at Westinghouse Aviation Gas Turbine Division and the Astronuclear Laboratory. His career included work at Battelle Memorial Institute, Saunders Tool and Die and Hamilton Watch. Mr. Goldberg was a member of Temple Shalom of Port Charlotte, a former member and a vice chairman of the Charlotte County Planning and Zoning Board, and he served as an active volunteer in the Guardian Ad Litem program. He also served as a juvenile arbitrator for Charlotte County. In between his active volunteer schedule he found time to engage in his favorite pastimes which were golf, travel and bridge.
Mr. Goldberg is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Barbara Lee Goldberg of Port Charlotte; a daughter, Carol St. Onge of Arlington, Texas; two sons, Marc Goldberg of Westboro, Mass., and Robert Goldberg of Singer Island, Fla.; five grandchildren, Lauren, Leslie, Charles, Tiffany and David; and five great-grandchildren, Bailey, Christian, Miles, Elise and Kiara.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Temple Shalom, 23190 Utica Ave., Port Charlotte.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 992 Tamiami Trail C-2, Port Charlotte, FL 33953.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Irene E. Pierce
Irene E. Pierce, 81, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Peace River Regional Medical Center in Port Charlotte. Arrangements are by James A. McKee Funeral Homes, North Port, Fla.
MaryJane Pollock, 87, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Saturday, April 30, 2005. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda Chapel.
Betty Warrick, 75, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Charlotte Regional Medical Center in Punta Gorda. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Punta Gorda.
Larry N. Yeatman
Larry Neal Yeatman, 69, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2005. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda Chapel.
Ivy T. Gallagher
Ivy "Tom" Gallagher, 75, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Friday, April 29, 2005, at Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home in Port Charlotte, Fla.
He was born March 5, 1930, in Muleshoe, Texas.
Mr. Gallagher enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1946 during the last months of World War II. He also served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a jet mechanic and kept the planes flying for the United States troops. He served his country for 22 years. After retiring from the military in 1968, Tom worked at General Telephone (now Verizon) at various locations, including in Sarasota, Fla., for 16 years, two years in the Venice, Fla., office and two years in Englewood. He retired after 20 years. Tom and his wife, Shirleen, did a lot of traveling around the world.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Shirleen J. Gallagher; his adoring daughter, Debora K. Urban of Sarasota; son-in-law, George Urban; and brothers, Clyde and Mac of Texas. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Caroline Emma Johns and Thomas Leroy Gallagher; two brothers, Roy and Ed; and two sisters, Velma and Marie.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2005, at Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Parkinson Foundation Inc., 1501 N.W. 9 Ave. Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.
Arrangements are by Neptune Society of St. Petersburg-Palm Harbor, Fla.