Verna W. Warner
Verna W. Warner, 84, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died April 26, 2001.
She was born Aug. 7, 1916 in Horshan, Pa. and moved to this area in 1974 from Hatboro, Pa. Mrs. Warner was an organizer of the Regional Charlotte Bay Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1973. Her interests included the Peace River Wildlife Center in Punta Gorda and the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center in Punta Gorda. She was a former volunteer at the Cooper Street Recreation Center After School Program in Punta Gorda. She was a member of the Ambler Church of the Brethren in Ambler, Pa. and attended Burnt Store Presbyterian Church in Punta Gorda.
Her husband Alfred Moore Warner preceded her in death in 1976. They were married in 1937.
Survivors include two daughters, Judith W. (Gerald) Cornell of Punta Gorda, and June W. (Richard) Knight of Red Hill, Pa.; a son, James A. Warner of New Hope, Pa.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 4 at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church in Punta Gorda. There will also be a memorial service in June in Pennsylvania.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Peace River Wildlife Center, 3400 West Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL; or the Environmental Center, 10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955.
Rosalie Desio, 76, of Rotonda West, Fla., died April 26, 2001.
She was born June 7, 1924 in New York City, N.Y. and moved to this area in 1982 from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of the V.J. Desio Memorial V.F.W. Post No. 10476 in Rotonda West. Mrs. Desio was a member of St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church in Grove City.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Vincent; a sister, Connie Traina of New Jersey; a brother-in-law, Thomas Desio, and sister-in-law Mollie Desio, both of Rotonda West, Fla.. She was preceded in death by her son, Vincent J. Desio.
A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grove City.
Memorial donations may be made to the V.J. Desio Memorial V.F.W. Post No. 10476, Building Fund, 3725 Cape Haze Drive, Rotonda West, FL 33947.
Sylvia Ellen Kouri
Sylvia Ellen Kouri, 80, of Englewood, Fla., died April 27, 2001.
She was born on May 15, 1920, in Hocking County, Ohio. Sylvia came to this area in 1975 from Dayton, Ohio. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Sylvia is survived by her husband, Francis G. Kouri of Englewood; a son, Paul F. Kouri of Englewood; a daughter, Susan R. Brown of North Port, Fla.; a brother, Rodney Kisor of Lancaster, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 29, at Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel.
A funeral Mass will be offered at 1 p.m. on April 30, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Venice Memorial Gardens. Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Jean M. Roy
Jean M. Roy, 90, of Englewood, Fla., died April 27, 2001.
She was born Jan. 4, 1911, in Mapleville, R.I., and came to this area in 1988 from Seymour, Conn. She was a member of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary in Seymour and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Englewood.
Jean is survived by her six daughters, Jacqueline Danielson of Watertown, Conn., Rita Ondercin of Englewood, Sandra Smerekanicz, Donna Kozey and Carol Susan Nordawanic, all of Seymour, Cheryl Schenandoah of Canastota, N.Y.; three sons, Francis Roy of Englewood, Paul Roy of Seymour and David Roy of Goldsboro, N.C.; 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial will be in Seymour. Lemon Bay Funeral Homes, Englewood Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.
Herbert H. Hastings
Herbert H. Hastings, 73, of North Port, Fla., died Friday, April 27, 2001 in Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla.
He was born on April 26, 1928 in Seacliffe, N.Y. to Herbert and Anna Steiner Hastings. He came here 11 years ago from Deer Park, Long Island, N.Y. He was a member of San Pedro Catholic Church, North Port. He was a welder for LILCO. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Port Charlotte Elks and the Port Charlotte Golf Club. He enjoyed painting, arts and crafts.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Carpenter) Hastings of North Port; a daughter, Deborah Heise of Bradenton, Fla.; and two granddaughters, Crystal and Alexis, both of Bradenton. He was preceded in death by a son, Glenn.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2001, at the James A. McKee Funeral Home, 14538 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. Final disposition will be in Calverton Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y. Arrangements by the James A. McKee Funeral Homes, North Port.
Kenrich Jeremiah Layne
Kenrich Jeremiah "Pooh Bear" Layne, age three weeks, of Arcadia, Fla., went to be with the Lord April 27, 2001, at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.
He was born April 6, 2001, in Fort Myers, Fla.
He is survived by his mother, LaQuanda Hatcher of Arcadia, his father, Tyrone Layne, of Fort Myers; maternal grandmother, Linda Jackson of Arcadia, maternal grandfather, Joseph Hatcher of Orlando, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Layne of Barbados, paternal grandfather, Erskine Ward of Barbados; maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Jackson and maternal great-grandfather, Johnnie Jackson, both of Arcadia; and maternal great-great-grandfather, Alexander Bell of Madison, Fla.; a brother, Kevon Tyrone Carrington of Barbados; aunts, Shameka, Toni, Ashley, Sherech and Barbara; uncles, Corey, Joseph, Darrell, Joshua, Terry, Roger and Anderson; many great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins; special grandmothers, Maxine, Shalette, Cynthia and Gisela.
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. May 2, with visitation following until 8 p.m. at the Robarts Funeral Home Inc. Chapel, 163 N. Brevard Ave., Arcadia.
Family has requested memorial donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 835 Seventh St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
Doris Cleo Sullivan
Doris Cleo Sullivan, 86, of Arcadia, Fla., loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died April 27, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 9, 1914, in Kayeville, Ga. Mrs. Sullivan was a lifelong resident of Arcadia. Doris was a charge-aide at G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital in Arcadia for 11 years, and was a member of the Church of God.
She is survived by her daughter, Connie F. (Justin) Byrd of Arcadia; three grandchildren, Jimmy (Dawn) Byrd of Venice, Fla., Kimberly (Ken) Riley of Sneeds, Fla., and Chandra (Richard) Parsley of Arcadia; eight great-grandchildren, Brandi, Brooke, Amanda, Luke, Alexis, Arin, Ashley and Trevor.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 1, at the Robarts Funeral Home Inc. Chapel, 163 N. Brevard Ave., Arcadia. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 2, at the funeral home with the Rev. Emil Kipp and the Rev. Kenneth Cook officiating.
Family requests memorial donations be made to United Cerebal Palsy Association, 1660 L Street NW, Ste. 700, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Grace L. Munter
1924 ~ 2006
The family would like to thank all of her friends for the years of love, laughter and for the concern expressed in her time of greatest need.
Grace L. Munter, 81, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006, at her winter home in Port Charlotte, surrounded by her husband, son and daughter.
She was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Grace grew up in Bortendale, Pa., and graduated from Media High School in 1942. She met the man who won her heart, William G. "Bill" Munter, in 1943. Grace served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She attended nursing school in Philadelphia. Grace and her husband pursued their dream to build a log home on their vacation property in Potter County, Pa., where they permanently moved in 1982. Grace was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport, Pa., and VFW Post 7810 in Austin, Pa. She was also a member of Grange 1254 in Odin, Pa., and Women of the Moose Lodge 2121 in Port Charlotte. Her life was rich with friends all over the country, particularly in Pennsylvania and Florida. Grace and Bill enjoyed 62 years of marriage and said, "62 years is not a record, but it's not a bad average."
She is survived by her husband, Bill ; son, William S. Munter; daughter, Grace Dorety; granddaughter, Denise (Mark) Vickers; sister, Betty Bower; niece, Diane Baxter and her children and their families.
A memorial service celebrating Grace's life will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Minshall-Shropshire Funeral Home in Media, Pa., followed by the burial at Edgewood Memorial Park in Glen Mills, Pa.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rana Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Arrangements are by Minshall-Shropshire Funeral Home, Media.
Mildred M. Marsh
Mildred Mae Marsh, 88, of Mount Airy, Md., and formerly of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md.
She was born March 19, 1918, in Pomeroy, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Lenora Eynon Smith and the late Frank Smith.
Mrs. Marsh and her husband, John, moved from Steubenville, Ohio, to Florida in 1964. She was a travel agent with Charlotte Travel in Port Charlotte before retirement. Mrs. Marsh was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Steubenville. She was a member of Port Charlotte Presbyterian Church. In Maryland, she attended Taylorsville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Marsh enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting and reading.
She is survived by daughter, Carol (David) Blackburn of Mount Airy; three grandchildren, John (Kim) of Haymarket, Va., Elaine Rachal of Houston, Texas, and April Blackburn of Baltimore, Md.; three great-grandchildren, Jacquie Rachal of Houston, Austin and Carson Blackburn of Haymarket; son-in-law, John (Sarah Ann) Jenkins of Port Charlotte; two nephews, George Smith and Marlin Evans; and one niece, Marsha Frecker. Mrs. Marsh was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Marsh, who died in 1969; daughter, Kathryn Jenkins; and two sisters, Ada Evans and Lucille Potts.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mount Airy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771. Please visit online at www.burrier-queen.com.
Arrangements are by Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory, P.A., Winfield, Md.
Edwin Acevedo, 59, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Monday, April 24, 2006.
He was born July 26, 1946, in Puerto Rico.
Mr. Acevedo worked as a chef at the Whitehall Club in New York, N.Y., for 21 years. He moved to Palm Beach, Fla., in 1991, and worked as a maintenance supervisor for 14 years at the La Bonnie Vie Condos. Mr. Acevedo and his family moved to Punta Gorda in March 2006. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palm Beach and San Antonio Catholic Church in Port Charlotte, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Eva Acevedo of Punta Gorda; daughters, Wanda (Eli) Ruiz of Scranton, Pa., Malanie (John) Rivera of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Elizandra (Peter) Militrano of New York, N.Y.; son, Edwin J. (Betty) Acevedo of Punta Gorda; 20 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother, Alberto Acevedo and sister, Julia Cavan, both of Puerto Rico.
A visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Kays-Ponger Funeral Home, 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at San Antonio Catholic Church, 24445 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte. Burial will follow at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens.
Kays-Ponger Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Rosa C. Castellon
Rosa C. Castellon, 98, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.
She was born Sept. 4, 1907, in Leon, Nicaragua.
Mrs. Castellon moved from Leon to Port Charlotte in 1988, where she was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Dora Arostegui of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Rosario Gonzalez of Panama City, Panama; a son, Dr. Mauricio Castellon of Port Charlotte; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Napoleon, who died in 1994; and her son, Orlando, who died in 2001.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Roberson Funeral Home, 215 Mary St., Punta Gorda, Fla. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel.
Thomas B. Courtney
Thomas Berry Courtney, 84, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Charlotte Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Fairmont, W.Va., to Ralph Arlington and Barbara (Berry) Courtney.
Tom attended Kentucky Military Institute of Frankfort, Ky., and Venice, Fla., then he graduated from West Virginia University in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater of Operations and was attached to the G2 section of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces. In June of 1948 he married Patricia Nimblett of Fairmont, W.Va. They raised two sons. Tom was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Elks Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, Pat; sons, Berry (Jacquie) of Reno, Nev., and Bill (Stephanie) of Houston, Texas; and two grandchildren. Tom was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Arlington Courtney Jr.
A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda.
Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Relief Fund, 211 W. Charlotte Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.Ltaylorfuneral.com and sign the online guest book.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda.
Harold E. Croley
Harold E. Croley, 81, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2006.
He was born July 19, 1924, in Nevisdale, Ky., to Tye and Judy (Smith) Croley.
Harold served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as a quality control engineer at Dayton Walther before retiring to Port Charlotte. Harold was a member of First Baptist Church and the Brookville Lodge 596 of Ohio and a 32 second degree Mason. He was an avid flyer, golfer and belonged to the Hole in One Club.
Harold will be greatly missed by his wife of 62 years, Edna; daughters, Betty Appleton of Sarasota and Anita Blair and Susan (Gary) Rice, both of Dayton; son, Harold (Gloria) Croley Jr., of Laura, Ohio; sister, Paula Moran of Port Charlotte; seven grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Oneida Hamby.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the Punta Gorda chapel of Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. A celebration of Harold's life will be at 11 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2006 at Punta Gorda chapel of Larry Taylor Funeral with the Rev. James Kibelbek officiating, followed by the burial at Charlotte Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations maybe made to First Baptist Church of Port Charlotte, 20035 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.Ltaylorfuneral.com and sign the online guest book.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.
Miriam Gilberto, 76, of Deep Creek, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2006. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Punta Gorda, Fla.