William E. Quinn
William E. Quinn, 82, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Oct. 2, 2001.
Mr. Quinn was formerly of Michigan, and had resided here since 1972, after retiring as a truck driver. Mr. Quinn was a member of BPOE No. 2606 in Punta Gorda, Fla., and was an avid bowler and fisherman.
Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Lois K. Perkins-Quinn; a daughter, Crystal R. Carier; and a son, Terrence L. Perkins, both of Port Charlotte; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials in Mr. Quinn's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Southwest Florida Chapter, PO Box 494708, Port Charlotte, FL 33949.
Cremation arrangements are by Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Mary Lillian Schwartz
Mary Lillian Schwartz, 84, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Oct. 2, 2001.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and then moved to Kirtland, Ohio, before moving to Port Charlotte in 1985. Mrs. Schwartz is a retired beautician, loving mother, caring housewife, and is survived by her husband of 62 years Leonard Schwartz of Port Charlotte; two sons, Leonard Schwartz Jr., of Willoughby, Ohio, Henry Schwartz of Gulf Port, Fla.; and five grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one sister, Beverly Ann Schwartz, and one brother William H. Schwartz, also her parents Henry and Elizabeth "Sandborn" Laub.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4, at Kays-Ponger Royal Palm in Port Charlotte, with services to follow at 1 p.m. at the chapel in Port Charlotte, with burial in Royal Palm Memorial Gardens.
Bishop Joseph C. Zawistowski
Bishop Joseph C. Zawistowski, 83, passed away on Sept. 23, 2001, after 53 years of service as a Priest and Bishop of the Polish National Catholic Church.
He was born April 19, 1918, in Rochester, N.Y. Prior to ordination, he served in the United States Army Air Corps in the Signal Corps Division during World War II. He attained the rank of Staff Sargent in his six years of service to our country. His first assignment after ordination was Assistant Pastor of All Saints Cathedral in Chicago, Ill. He subsequently was assigned pastor of St. Mary's Parish in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1950 and then transferred in 1953 to St. Mary's Parish in South Bend, Ind., where he served as pastor for 24 years. In 1973 he was elevated to the rank of Senior Priest. In 1978, he was elected by the Church's Fifteenth General Synod and consecrated a bishop. He served as Bishop Ordinary of the Western Diocese PNCC to his retirement in 1994.
In 1952 in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada, he married Josephine Trelka who survives. He is also survived by two sons, Rev. Charles (Susan) Zawistowski, and Joseph T. Zawistowski, both of South Bend; three grandchildren, Rachel, Andrew and Matthew, all of South Bend; one sister, Severina Gorzela of Lawrence, Mass; and two brothers, Carl Zawistowski of Rochester, N.Y. and Theodore Zawistowski of Port Charlotte, Fla.
Funeral services were held in South Bend and in Chicago.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Polish National Catholic Church, 159 N. Summit Dr., South Bend, IN 46619 or Clergy Pension Fund c/o St. Mary Parish. St. Joseph Funeral Home, is handling arrangements.
C. Robert Johnson
Charles Robert Johnson, 99, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Sept. 28, 2001, at Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood.
Mr. Johnson was born in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 6, 1901, to Edgar W. and Mary M. (Wallace) Johnson. He was a 1925 graduate of the University of Colorado. As an automobile body engineer, Robert worked for 12 years at the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., before going with Studebaker Motors, where he stayed over 17 years. While at Studebaker, he is credited with inventing the automatic turn signal. After retiring he moved to Englewood in 1969 from Dearborn. He attended the Northside Christian Church and was a member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 2378, both in Englewood.
Surviving is his loving wife, Emma; sons, James R. of South Bend, Ind., Dean A. of Collinsville, Conn. and David L. Johnson of Franklin, Mich.; stepchildren, Norma Frazier of Port Charlotte, Fla., Dorsey Rose of Bainbridge, Ga.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be offered at 3 p.m. Oct. 6, at the Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Bradburn officiating. Inurnment will be private at St. Joseph's Memorial Park in Granger, Ind.
Doris Jean Leonard
Doris Jean Leonard, 69, of Arcadia, Fla., died Aug. 27, 2001, at Providence Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska.
She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., and moved here from Martinsburg, W.Va., where she was a retired postal worker and a housewife. She was a member of the Women's Army Corp, and was an avid bowler and amateur golfer.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Charles "Dutch" Leonard of Arcadia, formerly of Martinsburg; two sons, Charles (Debbie) Leonard of Martinsburg and Steven (Peggy) Leonard of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; a daughter, Mary (Richard) Lewis of Carroll, Ohio; two sisters, Carolyn Hale of Sacramento, Calif., and Dotty Zackman of Henderson, Nev.; a half-brother, Carl Ditzel of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren, Wendy, Nicolas, Jennifer, Stephanie, Steven and Four great-grandchildren, Steven, Anthony, Alexis and Niko.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 6, at Browns Funeral Home in Martinsburg.
The family has requested memorial donations to The Providence House, 3200 Providence Dr., PO Box 196604, Anchorage, Alaska, 99519-6604.
Donald A. Abel
Donald A. Abel, 59, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Sept. 30, 2001, at Bon Secours-St. Joseph's Hospital, Port Charlotte.
Mr. Abel was born Feb. 12, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to James and Frances (Rothermel) Abel. He was a U.S. Marine and a veteran of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Donald was employed with the Long Island Railroad for more than 30 years, retiring as crew dispatcher. He moved to Englewood in 1998 from Flushing, N.Y. and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the American Legion Lemon Bay Post 276.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of Port Charlotte; a daughter, Pamela Fuller of New Jersey; sons, Donald, Michael and Steven, all of Long Island, and James of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; a stepson, James A. McSorley III of Forest Hills, N.Y.; mother, Frances Abel of Port Charlotte; and a brother, Kenneth Abel, also of Long Island.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel, with Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Grove City, Fla. Interment will follow at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Englewood.
Gloretta I. Angel
Gloretta I. Angel, 75, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died on Oct. 1, 2001 at her residence.
Born in Franklinville, N.Y. on June 22, 1926, she moved to Port Charlotte in 1983, coming from Akron, Ohio.
Survived by her loving husband of 48 years, James L. Angel Sr.; daughters, Lynn Barnett of Ormond Beach, Fla.; Cheri Wolfram of Cincinnati, OH; and Judy Sebastian of Akron, OH; sons, Timothy Semelsberger of Akron, OH; and James L. Angel Jr. of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be conducted from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, at Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel, with services at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. Ralph Burton Jr. will officiate. Entombment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Judith A. Cochrane
Judith A. Cochrane, 61, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Oct. 1, 2001, in Punta Gorda.
Mrs. Cochrane was born Dec. 16, 1939, in Hartford, Conn. She had resided in Punta Gorda since 1999, moving here from Nokomis, Fla. Judith was co-owner and operator of Alligators Sports Bar & Grill in Sarasota, Fla.
She is survived by her husband, Larry E. Cochrane of Punta Gorda; a daughter, Kimberly Ann (Bill) Knedler of Ponca City, Okla.; two sons, Kenneth Strout and Michael (Kristin) Strout, all of South Windsor, Conn.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Punta Gorda Chapel of Kays-Ponger Royal Palm Funeral Home with Chaplain Larry Pope officiating. Burial will be in South Windsor.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 22107 Elmira Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.
Catherine Green Daniels, 87, of Trilby, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at the home of her brother, Herbert Green, in Charlotte, N.C.
She was born July 2, 1914 in Charlotte, N.C. She worked for the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. until her retirement in 1969. She had been a dollmaker for many years and taught porcelain dollmaking classes in Venice and Trilby. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Dade City, Pasco Pioneer Mini Dollars Doll Club of Trilby, UFDC, AARP and NARF.
She is survived by her brothers, Herbert Green of Charlotte and Buford L. Green of Pelham, Ala. Also surviving are several aunts in North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur A. Daniels, and her parents, Buford L. and Lois Green.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 5200 Indian Springs Road, Punta Gorda, Fla., with Dr. William Wolfe officiating. Entombment will follow in Charlotte Memorial Gardens.
Lucrecia Gerardino, 86, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Sept. 29, 2001, at Charlotte Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 23, 1915 in Puerto Rico and moved to this area in 1999 from Miami, Fla. She worked as a medical technologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and retired in 1985. Ms. Gerardino was of the Catholic faith. She was an avid painter and was a wonderful grandmother.
She was predeceased by her only son, Luis Gerardino Martin. She is survived by her grandchildren, Vanessa DeArmas of Punta Gorda, Luis Martin of Miami, Eduardo Martin of Miami and Luana Martin of Pompano, Fla.; a niece, Frances Nicole of Coral Gables, Fla.; and many brothers and sisters.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Inurnment will be at Flagler Memorial Gardens in Miami. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.
Maud A. King
Maud A. King, 93, died Oct. 1, 2001.
She was born Feb. 1, 1908 in Harrisburg, Pa., and moved to Middletown, Pa. at the age of 5. She lived there until 1992, when she moved to Florida to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Jan Tarziers.
Mrs. King retired as a supervisor at Olmsted Air Force Base, where she had been a civilian employee for many years. She was a member of the Rotary Anns in Middletown, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and a lifelong member of First Church of God in Middletown. Mrs. King was well known in the Middletown area for her musicianship. She had been organist for First Church of God, Calvary Presbyterian Church, and had accompanied soloists throughout the area.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Tarziers of Punta Gorda, Fla.; two sisters, Evelyn G. Kuntz, formerly of Middletown, presently of Punta Gorda., and Sarah A. Starr of Lorain, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Arlene Diehl of Virginia Beach, Va.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. King, her son, Donald L. Diehl, and a brother, William McCammon.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Christ Community United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte. There will also be a memorial service at First Church of God in Middletown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Community United Methodist Church, 27000 Sunnybrook Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33983.
Virginia R. Newcamp
Virginia R. Newcamp, 79, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died on Sept. 30, 2001.
She was born March 7, 1922 in Dubois, Pa. She came to this area in 1978 from Trenton, N.J. Virginia was of the Catholic faith. She loved people and bingo, she never said "goodbye," she said "ciao."
She is survived by her daughter, Virginia R. Gerhardt of Rotonda West, Fla.; a son, Gregg E. Newcamp of Tampa, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Newcamp of Tampa; a grandson, Glenn Gerhardt of Rotonda West; two sisters, Catherine Morabito and Gloria Stellerine, both of Trenton; two brothers, Arthur Stellerine of Las Vegas, Nev. and Flavian Stellerine of Trenton; and many relatives and friends. Mrs. Newcamp was preceded in death by her husband, George Newcamp.
Private services were held and a private burial will be at Florida National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, South County Unit, 2100 Tamiami Trail, Ste. B, Venice, FL 34293; and Hospice of SW Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
C. Robert Johnson
Charles Robert Johnson, 99, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Sept. 28, 2001, at Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood.
Mr. Johnson was born Oct. 6, 1901 in Chicago, Ill. to Edgar W. and Mary M. (Wallace) Johnson. He was a 1925 graduate of the University of Colorado. As an automobile body engineer, Robert worked for 12 years at the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., before going with Studebaker Motors, where he stayed more than 17 years. While at Studebaker, he is credited with inventing the automatic turn signal. After retiring, he moved to Englewood in 1969 from Dearborn. He attended the Northside Christian Church and was a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 2378, both in Englewood.
Surviving is his loving wife, Emma; sons, James R. of South Bend, Ind., Dean A. of Collinsville, Conn. and David L. Johnson of Franklin, Mich.; stepchildren, Norma Frasier of Port Charlotte, Fla., Dorsy Rose of Bainbridge, Ga.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be offered at 3 p.m. Oct. 6, at the Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Bradburn officiating. Inurnment will be private at St. Joseph's Memorial Park in Granger, Ind.
Freida Schreitmuller, 88, of North Port, Fla., died Sept. 28, 2000.
She was born Oct. 31, 1911, in Germany. She came to this area in 1991 from Manhattan, N.Y. She was a member of San Pedro Catholic Church in North Port.
Survivors include her niece, Molly Canby of Clarksville, Tenn.; a nephew, Bruno Stogmann of Germany; and a great-nephew, Len (wife, Sandy) K. Conrad of El Paso, Texas.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Oct. 3 at San Pedro Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, South County Unit, 2100 South Tamiami Trail, Suite A, Venice, FL 34293. Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home, North Port.
John Robert Anderson
John Robert Anderson, 55, of Englewood, Fla., died Sept. 28, 2000, in Charlotte County, Fla.
Mr. Anderson was born June 12, 1945, in Washington, D.C. He was raised in St. Charles, Ill., and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He moved to Englewood in 1973 from Los Angeles, Calif. He was a commercial fisherman, former owner and captain of the Miss Peggy.
Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Kay Anderson of Englewood; and a sister, Mary Lootens of Piqua, Ohio.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Lemon Bay Park pavilion, 570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood, with the Rev. William Ford officiating. Private interment will be at Gulf Pines Memorial Park Cemetery in Englewood. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made in Mr. Anderson's memory to the Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County, P.O. Box 2078, Port Charlotte, FL 33949. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood.
Michael D. Cox Michael D. Cox, 52, of Englewood, Fla., died Sept. 16, 2000, at home.
He was born Feb. 15, 1948, in Clinton County, Ind., to Dale E. and Mary E. Downs Cox. He came to this area in 1989 from New York. Mr. Cox was a truck driver for PGT Vinyl Tech in Nokomis, Fla. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved his family.
Survivors include his wife, Camille of Englewood; three sons, Jeff of Sidney, N.Y., and Jacob and Jesse of Englewood; a daughter, Jill of Tall, Fla.; a sister, Cathy Wilson of Sarasota, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Tyler Cox, Paige Beck and Jonathan Beck.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Inurnment was held at Bay Pines National Cemetery in Bay Pines, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to PGT Industries Inc., 1070 Technology Drive, Nokomis, FL 34275, would be appreciated. Arrangements are by James A. McKee Funeral Homes, North Port.