Obituaries

Sylvia Doris Ketonen

Sylvia Doris Ketonen

3/7/2014

Sylvia Doris Ketonen, 92, of Port Charlotte, Florida died March 7, 2014.Sylvia was born on May 8, 1922 in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Waino and Lydia Maki. She grew up on a farm on Perry Road, and graduated circa 1940 from Appleton Academy. She married Theodore (Ted) Ketonen in 1944 and moved to his childhood home in Ashby, Massachusetts, where they raised their daughter, Sherrin and lived for nearly forty years.... Read more

Mildred L. Lewis

Mildred L. Lewis

3/7/2014

Mildred L. Lewis, 86, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at Harbor Health Center in South Port Charlotte, Florida.Born Mildred L. Patrick on December 20, 1927, Mildred and husband Arthur, moved from Dayton, Ohio to Fort Myers, FL in 1973 where she and her husband owned and operated a local hotel, and from Ft. Myers to the Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda area more than 30 years ago. She was a member of the Church of God... Read more

Dwight David Hipsher

3/6/2014

Dwight David Hipsher, 58, of Punta Gorda, FL. died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. He was born May 20, 1955 in Houston, Texas and moved to Punta Gorda In 1998 from Dayton, OH and lived in Indianapolis, IN for many years. Survived by his loving mother, Iris Combs of Punta Gorda; Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by... Read more

Michael  A. Jones

Michael A. Jones

3/3/2014

Michael Anderson Jones, 46, of North Port, Florida passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at his home in North Port. Michael was born July 18, 1967 in Indianapolis, IN to Stephen and Linda Jones and moved to North Port in 2011. Michael was a member St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. He was a school mathematics teacher for 15 years at the Charlotte Academy in Port Charlotte and a black belt in martial arts. He... Read more

Ranford W. Miller

Ranford W. Miller

2/26/2014

Ranford W. Miller, 80, of North Port, Florida passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at his home in North Port.Ranford was born July 27, 1933 in Jamaica, West Indies to Vernal and Beatrice Miller. Ranford was a member of First Baptist Church of Port Charlotte. He moved to England in the 1950's where he worked at North Tames Gas Board and also Ford Motor Company for many years. He retired and moved to Jamaica in 1982 and later moved to... Read more

Thomas Paolicelli, Jr.

Thomas Paolicelli, Jr.

2/25/2014

Thomas Paolicelli, Jr. 80, of Port Charlotte, Florida died on, Tuesday , February 25th, 2014) at Tidewell Hospice House, Arcadia, Fla. Thomas was born on May 2nd, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY to Thomas Paolicelli and Assunta Zollo. Tom graduated High School and joined the U.S. Army in 1953 where served his country assigned to many locations across Europe. After completing 2 years of duty he returned back to the United States and attended... Read more

Bradley Thomas Berry

Bradley Thomas Berry

2/24/2014

Bradley Thomas Berry, 26, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 unexpectedly in Port Charlotte. He was a loving son, father, brother, grandson, nephew and friend who will be missed, but not forgotten. Rest in Peace.Survived by his, daughter, Aubrey Perkins of Port Charlotte; his parents, Karen M. Gonchoroff of Fort Myers and his father Charles E. Berry of Port Charlotte; his grandmother, Judith Berry of Shelby Twp,... Read more

Francis "Frank" R. Conboy

2/23/2014

Francis "Frank" R. Conboy, 84, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte.He was born May 24, 1929 to the late James and Elizabeth Conboy in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Florida in 2002 from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Frank was a retired hoisting engineer and a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 4. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church... Read more

James T. Murphy

2/23/2014

James Thomas Murphy, 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte. James was born February 5, 1931 in Poughkeepsie, NY to the late Thomas and Dorothy Murphy and moved to Florida 23 years ago from there. He was retired from IMB and a member Hope Lutheran Church of Port Charlotte. He was a veteran the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force. Survived by his wife, Katherine E. Murphy... Read more

Leigh W. Fulk

Leigh W. Fulk

2/21/2014

Leigh W. Fulk, 55, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Jacksonville, North Carolina, passed away in Port Charlotte Friday, February 21, 2014.Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina on January 16, 1959 to the late Everett L. and Janie B. Waters, Leigh, a Physician's Social Worker, moved from her native Jacksonville to Port Charlotte in 1994.She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Beth W. and John DeCook of New Bern, NC, nephew,... Read more