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Sarasota County, Florida Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Sarasota County, Florida Obituary Collection - 13

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2011, at 12:05 p.m.

Floyd E. Collins

Floyd E. Collins, 88, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Tipton, Ind., died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Tipton County Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Menlow, Iowa.

Mr. Collins married Lorraine Mooney on Aug. 21, 1937. He worked for 46 years at Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Company, serving as the president of the eastern division from 1975 until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda, Fla., Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Punta Gorda Isles Yacht Club, and Punta Gorda Country Club.

Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Lorraine; two sons, Stephen Hardy (Lynn) Collins of Tipton and Thomas Floyd (Victoria) Collins of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Janice Lee (James Allen) Fambrough of Dahlonega, Ga.; one brother, Donald Truman (Dee Philabaum) Collins of Green Valley, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Kemp United Methodist Church, 228 N. Main St., Tipton, with the Rev. Mark Ingle presiding. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Tipton.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950; Kemp United Methodist Church, 228 N. Main St., Tipton, IN 46072; or Salvation Army Hurricane Fund for Punta Gorda, c/o Salvation Army, 5631 Van Dyke Road, Lutz, FL 33558.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen M. DeJager

Helen Maddock DeJager, 91, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 19, 1913, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Henry Percival Maddock and Florence Boyce Maddock.

Mrs. DeJager moved to Punta Gorda in 1979 from Ridgewood, N.J. She retired as a musician who once taught voice and piano at Greensboro College for Women in Greensboro, N.C., from 1937 to 1941. She was also a professional soloist and recitalist in the Tri-City area for many years. She was a graduate of the University of Rochester and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Mrs. DeJager received her bachelor's degree in Music in 1935, Performance and Voice degree in 1936 and her master's degree in Music in 1938. She was a member of Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, where she was chair of the music committee for many years. She taught Sunday school and played piano for the youth groups of the church. She also was a member of Mu Phi Epsilon Music Honor Society, Minsceongo Yacht Club of Stony Point, N.Y., the U.S. Power Squadron of Punta Gorda and Ridgewood and the Religious Society of Friends of Farmington, N.Y.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Harold R. DeJager of Punta Gorda; two daughters, Sylvia (Michael) Meyers of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Shirley (George Jr.) DiLullo of Drums, Pa.; a son, Paul (Nancy) DeJager of Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Marion Milne of Fairport, Pa.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church will be held at a later date. Memorial services will be held in New York with interment in White Haven Cemetery in Pittsford, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to Port Charlotte United Methodist Church Music Committee, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.

Del'trone D. Gomillia

Del'trone Dionne Gomillia, 21, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004. He was born April 6, 1983 in Port Charlotte and lived his whole life here.

He graduated from Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Fla., and attended Abundant Life Assembly of God and Macedonia Church, both in Punta Gorda. Del'trone played for the Pop Warner Charlotte Warriors as a young man, and was an assistant manager for Spike's Super Lube. He was known for being very loving and unselfish and was an all-around hero, and earned an acknowledgment by the Do The Right Thing program. He gave his life in saving others.

Del'trone will be greatly missed by his mother, Kimberly Gipson of Port Charlotte; father, Erna Gomillia Sr. of Tallahassee, Fla.; daughter, Jada Marie Gomillia and special friend, Brieann Countryman, both of Daytona Beach, Fla.; brother LyNeal (Tara) Gomillia of Indiana; sisters, Tonya Sue Gomillia of Ellenton, Fla., and Tiffany Gipson of Port Charlotte; six great-aunts; one great-uncle; 10 aunts; eight uncles; grandmother, Donna Gipson of Laurel, Fla.; grandfathers, Jack Walczak and CW (Lillian) Gomillia, both of Punta Gorda; nephews, Collin Gomillia of Indiana and Dietrich Reyes of Ellenton; nieces, Tryniti McKnight of Ellenton, and Ashlynn Gomillia of Indiana; Earl Gipson Sr. of North Port, Fla., who helped raise him; six stepbrothers, one stepsister; Norman Partlow Jr. who loved him as his own son; Grandma Partlow of Philadelphia, Pa., and Pop Mason of Punta Gorda who loved and guided him; godfathers, William Jones Jr. of Punta Gorda and Ronnie Gamble of Port Charlotte; numerous other relatives; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, grandmother, Donna Walczak and his grandfather, James Arrowood; and grandfather, George Gipson Sr.; his paternal grandmother, Daisy Mae Gomillia; great-aunt, Myrtis Beasley; and great-uncle, Jimmie Beasley Sr.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at the Punta Gorda Chapel of Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. The service in celebration of Del'trone's life will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at the Port Charlotte Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial will be at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.LTaylorfuneral.com and sign the guest book.

Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda Chapel.

Carroll J. Hennessy

Carroll Joseph Hennessy, 87, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla.

He was born Dec. 18, 1916, in New York City, N.Y.

Mr. Hennessy served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as an accounting clerk for a food manufacturer. Mr. Hennessy moved from Elmsford, N.Y. to the Port Charlotte area 26 years ago. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 2153 in Port Charlotte, Eucharistic Minister at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church where he was also a member, and a past treasurer of the Pregnancy Crisis Careline.

Mr. Hennessy is survived by his loving wife, Susan (Howard) Hennessy of Port Charlotte; sons, Joseph (Linda) Hennessy of Madison, N.J., David (Karen) Hennessy of West Boylston, Mass., Donald (Camille) Hennessy of White Plains, N.Y., and James (Maureen) Hennessy of Bronxville, N.Y.; daughters, Kathleen (Patrick) Moran of Pleasantville, N.Y., and Susan (William) Bryan of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son-in-law, John Cristello of Elmsford; and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Eileen Cristello; and brothers, Thomas, Edward, Paul and Charles Hennessy.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 2500 Easy St., Port Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952; or St. Vincent de Paul, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

Arrangements are by Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte.

Anne B. Carson

Anne B. Carson, 94, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004. Arrangements are by ICS Cremation Society Inc., Cape Coral, Fla.

Ruth L. Flaherty

Ruth Louise Flaherty, 76, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Massachusetts died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004.

She was born March 18, 1928, in Lowell, Mass.

Ruth served on the board of Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County.

She is survived by her brothers, William Grover of Haverhill, Mass., and Kenneth Grover of Ocean Park, Wash.; sister, Betty Ann Fear of Columbus, Ind., and their families; her late brother's family of Groton, Mass.; her children, Dorothy Blake of La Crescenta, Calif., Robert Wheeler of Pamona, Calif., Patricia Winchenbach of Friendship, Maine, Thomas Cann of Cooper City, Fla., James Wheeler of Ayer, Mass., and Susan Almquist of Mound, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Grover.

A brief memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Pelican Harbor Park Clubhouse in Punta Gorda.

Donations in Ruth's memory may be made to Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County, 23312 Harper Ave., Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980.

Glenn L. Halpain

Glenn Leonard Halpain, 69, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital, Port Charlotte.

He was born April 22, 1935, in Vernon, Texas.

Glenn was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He moved from Sarasota, Fla., to Port Charlotte 35 years ago. He was the retired owner and operator of Glenn's Pest Control of Port Charlotte. He was a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God Church of Punta Gorda.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Oberia Halpain of Port Charlotte; two daughters, Betty Martin of Crofton, Ky., and Phyllis (Johnny) Boyd of Hopkinsville, Ky.; a son, Michael (Sheiry) Halpain of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Linda Edrington of Princeton, Ky.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Nell Halpain; and his maternal grandparents who helped raise him, S.M. and Pearlee Kenney.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Postell and the Rev. James R. Davis officiating. Military honors will be by the U.S. Marine Corps. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.

Robert G. Hart

Robert G. "Bob" Hart, 84, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Evansville, Ind., and Ann Arbor, Mich., passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004.

Bob was born Nov. 4, 1919, in Evansville.

Mr. Hart served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Bob never met a stranger, and had a wonderful knack for conversation and putting people at ease. He was an avid fisherman and amateur meteorologist, of which he passed his knowledge and interests of each, to his family. In recent years, Bob and Ruth Flaherty had been steady companions. They found much happiness together, and both will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his children, Paul (Barbara) Hart of Torrance, Calif., and Kimberly (Michael) of Cary, N.C.; two grandchildren, Karla and Andrew Barritt of Cary; and many good friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at the Pelican Harbor Clubhouse in Punta Gorda, with the Rev. Ralph Young officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 496088, Port Charlotte, FL 33949-6088.

Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.

H. Charli Massaro

H. Charli Massaro, 75, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla.

She was born May 18, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

She moved to Punta Gorda in 1989 from Sarasota, Fla. She was a retired administration accountant for IBM. She was a member of Metropolitan Community Church of Venice. She was the founder and active member of the Charlotte HIV/AIDS People Support (CHAPS) Inc. The Charli's Angels Annual Golf Tournament for the benefit of CHAPS was named in her honor and has been held for the last seven years.

She is survived by her companion, Jeanne Ann Frost of Punta Gorda.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to CHAPS Inc., 18200 Paulson Drive, A-1, Port Charlotte, FL 33954.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.

Corinne K. Parris

Corinne Knapp Parris, 92, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of South Salem, N.Y., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004.

She was born March 2, 1912, in Malone, N.Y.

She was a resident of Port Charlotte for the past 36 years. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women.

She is survived by her children, Cynthia Wright of Port Charlotte, Catherine McKay of Tampa, Fla., and Charles H. Knapp of Ridgefield, Conn.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marion Pogany of Sebring, Fla.

Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte.

Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Frank R. Umbrino

Frank R. Umbrino, 52, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte. Arrangements are by James A. McKee Funeral Homes, North Port, Fla.

Charlotte E. Moran

Charlotte Elaine Moran, 80, of Rotonda West, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004. Lemon Bay Funeral Homes, Englewood Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

George W. Fashauer Sr.

George William Fashauer Sr., 48, of Harbour Heights, Fla., died suddenly Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, in Port Charlotte.

He was born Jan. 7, 1955, in Paterson, N.J., and came to this area 13 years ago from there. Mr. Fashauer worked as an air-conditioning technician for most of his life, and was of the Catholic faith.

Mr. Fashauer will be deeply missed by his children, two sons, George William Fashauer Jr. of Port Charlotte and Anthony J (Tara) Fashauer of Punta Gorda, Fla.; three daughters, Sherry Ann (Tony) Fulcher, Kimberly (Eric) Fashauer and Kristina Fashauer, all of Port Charlotte; mother, Joan T. Hayes of Harbour Heights; two brothers, Thomas (Robinlee) Fashauer Jr. of Harbour Heights and James (Joy) Fashauer Sr. of Orange Park, Fla.; one sister, Theresa Ann (Ellen) Fashauer of Punta Gorda; five grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews from Florida and New Jersey.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with funeral services beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Paul Schelm Funeral Home, 3044 Caring Way, Port Charlotte. Arrangements are by Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte.

Marjorie B. Granitski

Marjorie B. Granitski, 66, of Rotonda West, Fla., lost her brave and courageous battle with cancer Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003.

She was born Dec. 18, 1936, in East Meadow, N.Y., the only child of Benjamin and Margaret (Markey) Cairo. She was the beloved wife and best friend for 48 years to Carl Granitski. They lived on Long Island, N.Y., until moving to Florida in 1992. Marjorie was an avid gardener and reader, loved to travel and spend time boating, and was recognized as an excellent cook, wife, mother and grandmother. She played a very active role in raising her two children. She loved being around people and lived everyday to its fullest.

She is survived by her husband, Carl; her daughter, Kathleen M. (Jeffrey) Rosenbaum of Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; son, Richard C. (Denise) Granitski of Shirley, N.Y.; and was beloved "Nanny Pearle" to Christopher, Daniel and Jacqueline Rosenbaum and beloved "Nanny" to Ashlee and Brendan Granitski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southwest Florida, c/o Hospice Foundation, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Lemon Bay Funeral Home has been selected to handle the arrangements.

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