Obituaries

Rita L. Copley

Rita L. Copley

6/14/2014

Rita L. Copley, 89, of Punta Gorda, Florida went home to be with her Heavenly Father, Lord and Savior on June 14, 2014.Rita was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on June 29, 1924 to the late Edison and Louise (Ivimey) Wareham. Rita moved to the United State with her family and became a proud United States citizen at the age of 10. She attended North Providence schools and graduated from Community College of Rhode Island with an LPN Nursing... Read more

Brenda M. Isles

Brenda M. Isles

6/14/2014

Brenda M. Iles, 49, of Sanford, Florida and formerly of North Fort Myers, FL died Saturday June 14, 2014 at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FLBorn October 28, 1964 in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Brenda was the owner and operator of a beauty salon in Sanford.Survived by a son, Payton E. Iles of North Fort Myers; her father, Robert L. Hoenes of Port Charlotte; and a sister, Barbara Rayes of Port Charlotte.Funeral services will... Read more

Robert H. Kelder

Robert H. Kelder

6/11/2014

Robert H. Kelder, 83, of Port Charlotte & Punta Gorda, Florida passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Douglas T. Jacobson Veterans Nursing Home, Port Charlotte after a very long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born January 3, 1931 in Kingston, New York and moved to Florida in 1988 from New Fairfield, CT. Robert was a graduate of Ryder College . After college he joined the U.S. Navy and served honorably during the Korean War. He... Read more

Josephine Piazza

Josephine Piazza

6/9/2014

Josephine Piazza, 92 of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away peacefully Monday, June 9, 2014 at Signature Health Care of Port Charlotte.Josephine was born April 13, 1922 in Italy, to the late Maria (nee - Gardina) and Vincent Cino, and resided in Staten Island, New York with her husband Carmelo Piazza until relocating to Port Charlotte in 1981. She was a devoted wife, mother and great grandmother who will remain in the hearts and minds of... Read more

William B. Cook

William B. Cook

6/7/2014

WILLIAM B. COOK, 85, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Signature Health Care of Port Charlotte.He was born May 15, 1929 in Rutherford County, North Carolina to the late Fons and Nora Cook and moved to Port Charlotte from Tampa, Florida in 1962. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy and a retired painter. William was a member of the Church of Christ.Survived by his loving family, his wife of 50 years, Virginia... Read more

Madlin Amanda  Henry

Madlin Amanda Henry

6/3/2014

Madlin Amanda Henry, 85, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte. Madlin was born to Daniel and Adina Brown on April 16, 1929 in Jamaica, West Indies and moved to Port Charlotte in 2012 from North Port, FL. She was a woman of faith and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed dearly by all who loved and knew her. She... Read more

Gladys  I. Weibley

Gladys I. Weibley

6/3/2014

Gladys I. Weibley, 88, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. Gladys was raised in West Virginia and moved with her parents to Bel Air MD in 1944 after her graduation from high school. She was a "Rosie the Riveter" at the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore making airplanes for WWII. There she met Rolland and they were married in 1945. After moves to a... Read more

John F. LaPage, USAF Ret.

John F. LaPage, USAF Ret.

6/2/2014

John F. LaPage, CMSGT USAF Ret., of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away peacefully in the loving, comforting care of family at his home on Monday, June 2, 2014.John was born on April 17, 1930 in Norwich, Connecticut to the late Delia (nee-Cote) and Mathias LaPage. One of nine children, John left home and family and began a career with the United States Air Force that spanned nearly 23 years of service and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring... Read more

Hernie M. Bennett

Hernie M. Bennett

5/31/2014

Hernie M. Bennett, 85, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. Hernie was born December 21, 1928 to Lyndon and Vida Witter in Jamaica, West Indies. Hernie was a member of Port Charlotte New Testament Church of God for many years. She was a retired registered nurse where she worked for 24 years at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York and also in... Read more

Robert E. Miller, Sr.

Robert E. Miller, Sr.

5/29/2014

Robert E. Miller, Sr., 80, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota, Florida. Robert was born June 3, 1933 in Paterson, New Jersey and moved to Port Charlotte 20 years ago from West Paterson, NJ. He was a plant manager for Brown Chemical Company for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Robert was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend... Read more