Hugo Giuliano, 99, of Harbour Heights, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla.
He was born Sept. 9, 1906, in New York, N.Y., to Giovanni and Marianna Maiani Giuliano.
Mr. Giuliano was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was the owner of Laconia Art and Gift Shop in Bronx, N.Y. Mr. Giuliano moved from Yorktown Heights, N.Y., to Florida in 1973.
He is survived by his son, John (Camille) Giuliano of Harbor Heights; four grandchildren, John Joseph (Danielle) Giuliano of Harbor Heights, Christopher (Rebecca) Giuliano of Divide, Colo., Marisa (U.S. Marine Corps. Captain Dan Byrd) of Pollocksville, N.C., and Anthony Giuliano of Harbor Heights; five great-grandchildren, John Joseph Jr., Megan, Nicholas, Dustin and Layna; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Florence Mazzerello Giuliano, on March 24, 1978.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 5200 Indian Springs Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda, Fla. Entombment will be at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society, 992 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33953, online at www.cancer.org.
Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Punta Gorda.
Richard B. Hughan
Richard B. Hughan, 83, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006, in Port Charlotte.
He was born May 25, 1922, in New Kensington, Pa.
Mr. Hughan was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was employed at Alcoa Aluminum as a machinist for 27 years in New Kensington before his retirement. Mr. Hughan moved to Port Charlotte 21 years ago from New Kensington. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte. He was a volunteer at Fawcett Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his two sons, Richard (Jeanne) Hughan of Glen Burnie, Md., and Charles Hughan of New Freedom, Pa.; five grandchildren, Scott, Brian, Chris, Judy and Patty; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at Kays-Ponger Funeral Home, 2405 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Additional services and burial will be in New Kensington at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Hughan's memory may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte, 2230 Hariet St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952-5555.
Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger Funeral Homes, Port Charlotte Chapel.
James E. Kreft Jr.
"He will always be in our hearts and thoughts, until we meet again".
James E. "Jamie" Kreft Jr., 54, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Friday, April 21, 2006.
He was born Jan. 9, 1952, in Lakeland, Fla.
Jamie was an avid fisherman and loved boating.
He will be greatly missed by his mother, Cecilia Kreft; son, Christopher (Sally) Kreft of Port Charlotte; daughter, Michelle (Gary) Groat of Riverview, Fla.; brothers, Steven and Michael Kreft of Port Charlotte; sister, Cheryl Deppert of Riverview; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of the resurrection will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte.
Lloyd H. Zubrod
Lloyd Henry Zubrod, 90, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Ionia, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, in Port Charlotte, Fla.
He was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Chickasaw County, Iowa.
Mr. Zubrod wintered in Punta Gorda for the last 22 years. He retired as a farmer and managed his own farm until the age of 70. Mr. Zubrod was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington, Iowa. His hobbies were his love for farming, hunting, fishing, and flying his airplane.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Wilma M. Zubrod of Punta Gorda; two daughters, Nancy L. (Ronald) Panoch of Punta Gorda and Beverly C. (Roger) Schwickerath of New Hampton, Iowa; two sons, Robert L. (Jannette) Zubrod of Ionia and Roy F. (Rebecca) Zubrod of Iowa City, Iowa; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton.
Arrangements are by Panoch Funeral Home of Boca Raton, Fla., and Roberson Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel.
Albrecht Hary, 70, of Rotonda West, Fla., died Monday, April 24, 2006, at his Charlotte County residence.
He was born Dec. 20, 1935, in St. Ingbert, Germany.
Mr. Hary served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1964. He was a registered land surveyor in Connecticut for 40 years, and retired in 2003. He moved from Norwalk, Conn., to Charlotte County two years ago. Mr. Hary was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Brigitte Hary of Rotonda West; one sister, Lydia (Walter) Kichler of Ridgefield, Conn.; one brother, Heinz (Christa) Hary of Norwalk; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish with Father Bart Larkin officiating. Interment will follow at Gulf Pines Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Hary to H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center and Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612.
Englewood Community Funeral Home and Cremation Service has been selected to handle arrangements.
Carroll G. Flynn
Carroll G. Flynn, 62, of Punta Gorda, Fla. died on April 25, 2001, at her home.
She was born on May 25, 1938, in Burdine, Ky. She came to the area 16 years ago from Clintwood, Va. She was a Baptist and a member of the Punta Gorda Moose, Chapter 777.
She is survived by her husband, Buck Flynn, of Punta Gorda; sons William Flynn of Wewahitchka, Fla., Terry Flynn, of Atlanta, Ga. and Douglas Flynn of Jefferson City, Mo.; daughter Jacqui Flynn, of Punta Gorda; father Cecil Greer of Clintwood, Va.; brother Randy Greer, of Salinas, Calif.; sister Lyn Laughten of Aptos, Calif.; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
A viewing will held today from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a prayer service immediately following at the James A. McKee Funeral Homes, 14538 South Tamiami Trail, North Port. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Burial will take place at the Greer Family Cemetery in Myra, Ky. Local arrangements are by the James A. McKee Funeral Homes of North Port.
George Ronald Grace
George Ronald Grace, 71, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died April 24, 2001.
He was born September 15, 1929, in Somerville, Mass. He came to this area in 1990 from Peabody, Ma. He had been a truck driver. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
He is survived by daughters Rita D'Antona of Tampa, Roberta Breneman of Danvers, Ma., Debbie Rouff of Kingston, N.H., Diane Boucher of Fremont, N.H. and Kathy Campbell of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sons Bobby Grace of Plum Island, Ma., Harvey Ayers of Englewood, Fla. and Richard Ayers of Fort Lauderdale; sister Mary (Ted) Dean of Andover, Ma.; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph C. Hammer
Ralph C. Hammer, 77, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away on April 25, 2001.
Mr. Hammer was formerly of Baltimore, Md. He had been a resident of this area since 1965. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe. Ralph attended Texas A&M, and retired as a sales representative for building products. He was a former member of Fishermen's Village Racquet Club and was of the Presbyterian faith.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Shirley; one brother, Jim (Patricia) Hammer of Baltimore. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Nora Hammer.
A memorial service will celebrate his life at 5 p.m. April 27, in the Chapel of the Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, 2405 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, Fla.
Dr. Fred Sandusky
Dr. Fred Sandusky, 84 of Wake Forest, N.C., died Thursday, April 26, 2001 at Rex Health Care.
He was born in Louisville, Ky., the son of the late Cleo and Mame Coffee Sandusky, and was the registrar of students at Southeastern Seminary college for many years, and was preceded in death by his daughter Martha L. "Marty" Sandusky.
Dr. Sandusky is survived by his wife, Louise B. Sandusky; son, John Sandusky of Wake Forest; sister, Elizabeth Williams of Havanah, Fla., and Katherine Morris, Tampa, Fla.; brother, Carl Sandusky of Jacksonville, Fla.; and granddaughters, Kristin Sandusky and Valerie Sandusky, both of Wake Forest.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. April 29,
2001, at the Southeastern Seminary cemetery, with Dr. Thomas Jackson
officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave., Wake Forest, N.C. The family will receive friends at the home of Dr. Sandusky, 367 Durham Road, Wake Forest. A service of Bright Funeral Home and Cremation.
Byron L. Woods
Byron L. "Butch" Woods, 55, of Punta Gorda, Fla. passed away April 24, 2001.
He was born April 25, 1945, in Lancaster, Ohio. He moved to this area in 1989 from Ohio. He was a truck driver and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 4027 and AmVets Post 95. He was also a member of Moose Lodge 824, Deep Creek Elks, Masonic Lodge 9 and American Legion 103. He served in the Marines in Vietnam and earned the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.
He is survived by his fiancee, Charlotte Williams, of Punta Gorda; daughter Bobbie Woods Cantz of Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers Louis (Kris) Woods, Jr. of Columbus, Ohio and Earl (Verna) Woods of Punta Gorda; sisters Anita (Jerry) Porter of Lancaster, Ohio, Harriette Bills of Phoenix, Ariz., Kathy (Jeff) Thimmes of Sugar Grove, Ohio and Deloris (Bruce) Hines Button of Chillicothe, Ohio; half-sisters Leone (Archie) Long of Florida and Bea (Ray) Wetherell of Columbus, Ohio; half-brother Terry
Haynes of Hawaii; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held April 25, 2001. The family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of SW Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.
Dolores B. deHamel
Dolores B. deHamel, 69, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla.
Dolores was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Providence, Ky. to the late Arthur and Pauline (nee Fraser) Brown, but lived most of her life in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, where she worked as Head Librarian at Colerain High School and Greenhills High School until her retirement in 1988. She and her husband, Hank, moved to Punta Gorda in 1988, and she worked part-time as a library assistant at Edison Community College until 1999. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, First United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda, the Punta Gorda Boat Club, St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Peace River Power Squadron. Dolores was an avid boater and enjoyed cruising over many long trips.
Her husband of 20 years, Henry (Hank) B. deHamel, survives her, as do three children; a son, Brent H. Vinson of Cincinnati, Ohio, a stepson, Charles deHamel of Cincinnati, and a stepdaughter, Beth deHamel of Portland, Ore.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Punta Gorda, with the Rev. John A. Bryant officiating. Additional ceremonies and inurnment will be held in Providence, Ky.
Dolores will be missed by all who knew her and loved her. Memorial contributions are suggested and may be made to the American Cancer Society, 22107 Elmira Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Arrangements are with Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.
John L. Dulski
John L. Dulski, 72, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died April 24, 2001, at his residence.
He was born November 6, 1928, in Dorchester, Mass., and moved to this area seven years ago from Woburn, Mass. He retired 10 years ago as a Parimutuel Clerk at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass.
He attended St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and was an avid Boston Red Socks fan.
He is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Peg Dulski, of Port Charlotte; daughters Cecille Shotwell, of Abbington, Mass., Jean Pepe of Abbington, Mass. and Karen Dulski of Massachusetts; sons, John Dulski of Pembroke, Mass., Paul Dulski of Hyde Park, Mass. and Larry Dulski of Walpole, Mass.; stepchildren, William Kinch of Sunset, Utah and Laura Matthews of Pepperell, Mass.; brother, Edward Dulski, of Weymouth, Mass.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred K. Lindsey
Mildred K. Lindsey, 96 of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away April 9, 2001, in Port Charlotte.
She was born January 13, 1905, in Woodsville, N.H. She and her late husband ran the Lindsey Plumbing Company. She was a graduate of the Plymouth State Normal School.
She is survived by her son, William Lindsey, of Keene, N.H., and her daughter, Margaret Cerri, of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Lindsey, in 1981.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled and Burned Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Arrangements are by the Port Charlotte Chapel of Kays-Ponger Royal Palm Funeral Home.
Edward Pollock, 84, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died April 24, 2001, at Integrated Health Services of Port Charlotte.
Mr. Pollock was born August 27, 1916, in Philadelphia, Pa. He came to Port Charlotte 23 years ago from Wilmington, Del. Mr. Pollock worked as a Pipe fitter/Welder for Local 74.
He was a past master of Oriental Lodge 27 (1967); past Grand Master of Delaware (1976); the Nur Temple; the Valley of Wilmington Consistory and many subordinate lodges, all of Delaware; Fraternal Order of Eagles 66, Salem, N.J.; American Turners, Wilmington, Del.; and the Elks Lodge 2153 and American Legion Post 110, both of Port Charlotte. He was an honorary member of the Punta Gorda Lodge F&AM 115; and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army.
Mr. Pollock is survived by his wife, Marguerite H. Pollock, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 27, 2001. Visitation will be followed by a Masonic service at Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte. Graveside service will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238 or Highfield Masonic Home of Delaware, Inc., 4800 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807. Arrangements are by Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte.