Mary Maitland, 63, of Crossville, Tenn., and formerly of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Tenn.
Mrs. Maitland was born Nov. 6, 1939, in Martinsburg, W.Va., to the late Kenneth and Mary Hodges Bowers. Mrs. Maitland was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a Girl Scout leader, lady of the Elks and an organizer of the Charlotte County Air Show in Punta Gorda, Fla.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Roger Maitland of Crossville; one daughter, Susan Ebersole of Punta Gorda; one son, Randall Maitland of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a sister, Sally Aldrich of Bloomington, Ill.; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at D.M. Goff Funeral Home, Monterey, Tenn., until funeral services at 3 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Claude Hendrickson and the Rev. Roger Paavola will officiate, with interment to follow in Martinsburg.
Memorials may be given to the Elks Benevolent Fund for Nurses Scholarship by contacting the funeral home.
D.M. Goff Funeral Home, Monterey, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Marenchin, 85, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda.
Mr. Marenchin was born April 18, 1917, in Sharon, Pa. He had been a resident of Punta Gorda for 14 years, coming from Cable, Wis. He retired from Westinghouse, then opened his own resort in Lake Namakagon, Wis., and later drove a school bus. Mr. Marenchin also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, was a volunteer at Charlotte Regional Medical Center and was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Gertrude; three children, James (Janice) Marenchin of Rapid City, S.D., Carole Marenchin of Punta Gorda and Kathy Marenchin of Pine City, Minn.; a brother, Michael; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 5200 Indian Springs Road, Punta Gorda.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Heart Association.
Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Punta Gorda is in charge of arrangements.
Ryan Spurrier Shinn
Ryan Spurrier Shinn, 28, of North Port, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003.
He was born Sept. 14, 1974, in Sarasota, Fla., and lived in Boca Grande, Fla., most of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Brandy, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; his parents, Gail E. and Thomas McClenithan, both of Sarasota; a daughter, Alyssa Shinn of Sarasota; two stepsisters, Renee McClenithan of Bradenton, Fla., and Kathleen Butera of Sarasota; a brother, Aaron L. of Englewood, Fla.; and two stepbrothers, Timmy McClenithan of Bradenton and Thomas L. McClenithan of Sarasota.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Palms Funeral Home, 170 Honore Ave., Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Alyssa Shinn Trust Fund at any Bank of America.
Palms Funeral Home, Sarasota, is in charge of arrangements.
Annie Virginia Strout
Annie Virginia Strout, 67, of Arcadia, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, in Arcadia.
Annie was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Westbrook, Maine, and moved to Arcadia 20 years ago from North Fort Myers, Fla. She was a homemaker, a former Lee County school nurse and Red Cross volunteer and was of the Protestant faith. Annie loved to quilt and sew and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, as they were her pride and joy.
Survivors include her husband, Reginald L. Strout Sr.; a son, Reginald L. Strout Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; three daughters, Connie (Terry) Strout Tawney of Cocoa, Fla., Roxanne (Jerry) Strout McPherson of North Fort Myers and Heidi (Mark) Strout Collins of Cape Coral, Fla.; a brother, Timothy King of New York; two sisters, Ruth Pike of Arizona and Linda King of Maine; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Jerry and Frederick King.
Private graveside funeral services will be held at a later date at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in memory of Mrs. Strout be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia, is in charge of arrangements.
William W. Chester
William Walter Chester, 68, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Feb. 3, 2002.
He was born Dec. 29, 1933, to the late Robert Chester Sr. and Margaret Ward Chester. He served his country in the Naval Reserves. He retired as a TV repairman, and was a member of the American Legion, VFW Post 5690 and the DAV. He resided at IHS of Port Charlotte, where he enjoyed attending the music programs.
William leaves behind a daughter, Beverly Glisson of Loudon, N.H.; brother Robert Chester Jr. of Old Lyme, Conn.; niece, Susan Northam of East Hampton, Conn.; and nephew, Arthur Chester of Middletown, Conn.
Inurnment will be in the New Hampshire Veteran Cemetery. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.
Alice K. Ellingboe
Alice K. Ellingboe, originally from Milwaukee, Wis., was called home to God on Jan. 20, 2002.
Born Dec. 16, 1899, she resided for the past 10 years at Royal Palm Retirement Center. Alice prided herself in her knowledge of human anatomy, numerology, hereditary blood lines and her many humorous anecdotes. Alice was loved by all who knew her. St. Jude, pray for us.
Alice was preceded in death by loving husbands, Herbert Stuesse and Clarence Ellingboe. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Prier of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Gloria Turner of Sahuarita, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at San Antonio Catholic Church in Port Charlotte.
Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the loving care givers at Royal Palm Retirement Center, Employee Fund, 2500 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952; or the dedicated volunteers at Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Talmadge L. Herron
Talmadge L. "Tom" Herron, 74, of Punta Gorda, died Feb. 3, 2002.
He was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Haleyville, Ala., to the late Floyd and Nina (Cantrell) Herron. He came to this area 22 years ago from Michigan. He served his country with the Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He owned Tom Herron Landscaping and was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and Masonic Lodge.
Tom leaves behind his wife, Leora; sons, Shanon Herron of Garden City, Mich., Jerry Herron of Westland, Mich., and Kim Herron of Alvaton, Ky.; brother, David Herron of Plymouth, Mich.; sister, Gaynell Herron of Florida; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at American Legion Post 103 in Punta Gorda. Burial will take place in Westland. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.
Helen Ruffalo, 93, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Feb. 5, 2002, at Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood.
Mrs. Ruffalo was born March 8, 1908, in Fresesland, Holland, to Ben and Ynsche (Westerhuise) Pynakker. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, she worked as a metal fabricator at Quaker Industries in Kenosha, Wis., and, following retirement, she and her husband, Henry, moved to this area in 1969 from Kenosha. She was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Englewood.
Surviving are daughters, Helyn (Kenneth) Cline and Jeanette (George) Brink, both of Englewood; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by a son, Joseph; a daughter, Josephine; and her husband, Henry J. Ruffalo, who passed away Oct. 28, 1983.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Englewood. Entombment will follow at Gulf Pines Memorial Park Cemetery, Englewood.
Gresham Knott, 73, of Arcadia, Fla., died Feb. 5, 2002, in Arcadia.
Mr. Knott was born Feb. 8, 1928, in Russellville, Ala., and moved to the area in 1990 from Green Bay, Wis. Mr. Knott was a retired truck driver, and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was of the Lutheran faith. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and loved his family and many friends.
Mr. Knott is survived by two daughters, Cindy (Lowell) Snow of Arcadia and Jenine (Leon) Pamperin of Green Bay; a son, Richard (Mary Susan) Knott of Green Bay; a sister, Louise Carroll of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Darleen, in 1988; and a brother who died in infancy.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will take place at a later date in Fort Howard Cemetery, Green Bay.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, 806 W. Gibson, Arcadia, FL 34266.
Catherine M. Gilmore
Catherine M. Gilmore, 79, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla.
She was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Punta Gorda in 1991 from Dayton, Ohio. She was a retired school secretary for the public schools in Jackson Township, N.J. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Punta Gorda.
She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, James J. Gilmore of Punta Gorda; a daughter, Catherine M. Kazmin of Mexico; six sons, Timothy E. Gilmore of Jackson, N.J., James C. Gilmore of Tampa, Fla., Dennis F. Gilmore of Stratford, N.J., Joseph P. Gilmore of Dayton, Ohio, Lawrence G. Gilmore of Lakeland, Fla., and Kevin W. Gilmore of Jackson; a sister, Ann Kadel of Cape Coral, Fla.; a brother, William Ozmon of Babylon, N.Y.; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Roberson Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Indian Springs Cemetery, Punta Gorda.
Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel.
Shirley I. Hall
Shirley I. Hall, 75, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2003.
She was born in Darby, Pa., daughter of the late Roy and Beulah Zimmerman. Shirley came to this area in 1984 from Brookhaven, Pa. She was a Seventh-Day Adventist, a homemaker and mother.
Shirley will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Shirley Erickson of Driftwood, Pa., and Susan Hall of Punta Gorda; a son, Terry Hall, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A gathering of friends will be held 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services of Punta Gorda.
The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.LTaylorfuneral.com and sign the guest book.
Jeff Jackley, 49, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, after a brief illness, in Campobello, S.C.
He was born in Aurora, Ill., the son of Arden Theo Jackley of Aurora and Mary Pauline Neises Cuchna of Bloomington, Wis.
Jeff was a longtime resident and business owner in Port Charlotte.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Jennifer O'Rourke of Campobello, S.C.; a son, Joshua Jackley of Port Charlotte; one sister, Shelia Hampton of Bloomington, Wis.; and one brother, Rich Cuchna of Manchester, Md.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Seawright
Funeral Home in Inman, S.C. Memorials may be made to the Jeff Jackley Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 192, Inman, SC 29349.
Seawright Funeral Home, Inman, is in charge of arrangements.
Edward Moeller, 90, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Sarasota Health Care Center, Sarasota, Fla.
He was born Jan. 3, 1913, in Hoboken, N.J., and moved to Charlotte County in 1982 from Manhattan, N.Y. He followed in his father's footsteps and was in retail sales. He was a member of the VFW Post 5690, American Legion Post 110, and the Order of the Sons of Italy in America 2507, all of Port Charlotte. Edward was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and served under General Patton.
Edward loved being a volunteer at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, where he put in many hours volunteering. He always brought the prize for the "Life Goes On" program and enjoyed helping in the kitchen area. He also played with the "Fun With Music" group where he played the violin, which he played since he was 4 years old. He played in the Cultural Center Pops Orchestra. He was a dear, sweet man who will be missed very much.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Jean of Port Charlotte; two sons, Theodore Moeller of Toms River, N.J., and Stanley Moeller of Stephenville, Newfoundland, Canada; a brother, Alfred Moeller of Manhattan, N.Y.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and inurnment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte. Rabbi Herbert Rose of Temple Shalom will officiate.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Wallace L. Owen
Wallace "Wally" Linwood Owen, 80, of Clarksboro, N.J., and formerly of Glassboro, N.J., and Port Charlotte, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at home.
Wally was raised in Pitman and Camden, N.J., and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. He attended Drexel University before serving in World War II. Wally served with photo reconnaissance units in China with the 14th Army Air Corps/Flying Tigers. Following the war, he was the composing room foreman of Curtis Publishing Co. until 1968, then worked for the Gloucester County Times as the creative service director until retiring in 1985, when he moved to Port Charlotte. Wally and his wife returned to New Jersey in 2000, residing in Clarksboro. He was a member of Faith Alliance Church in Sewell, N.J. His many interests and hobbies included Japanese bonsai, model ship building and biblical archaeology. He was an avid amateur photographer, using his talent to take pictures for his church, Air Force Association, friends and family. He received an award for his photograph "Sunrise" from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Dorothy (nee Cave); daughter, Joan (Karl) Wendt of Clarksboro; grandson, William; son, Barry (Merri) Owen of Pitman; grandson, Matthew; granddaughter, Meredith; and brother, Carlton S. of North Cape May, N.J.
Friends may call after 9 a.m., with funeral services at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Kelley Funeral Home, Pitman. Interment will be in Eglington Cemetery, N.J.
Contributions may be made to Trinity Hospice, 150 Ninth Ave., P.O. Box 250, Runnemede, NJ 08078.
Kelley Funeral Home, Pitman, N.J., is in charge of arrangements.