Obituaries

Marilyn A. McSwane

Marilyn A. McSwane

12/9/2013

Marilyn A. McSwane, 85, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Monday, December 9, 2013 at Tidewell Hospice, Inc. in Port Charlotte. Marilyn was born November 11, 1928 in Rockport, Indiana and moved to Port Charlotte in 2005 from Miami, Florida. She was a strong Independent woman who loved life to the fullest. Marilyn was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will forever be missed by all who loved... Read more

Catherine "Cathie" Grossman

Catherine "Cathie" Grossman

12/8/2013

Catherine (Cathie) Wolff Grossman, 89, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Sunday, December 8, 2013 at her home. She was surrounded by loved ones and had a beautiful and peaceful passing.Cathie was born in Paterson, New Jersey to the late William and Catherine Halkett. She raised her children in Miami Beach and moved to Port Charlotte from Naples, Florida in 1987. She was a retired development and construction entrepreneur. She was known as a... Read more

Antoinette Gildersleeve

Antoinette Gildersleeve

12/3/2013

Antoinette Gildersleeve, 84, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013.She was born August 5, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Anastasia (nee-Josef) and Elias Mitchell, and moved from Hull, Massachusetts to Port Charlotte in 1980. Antoinette was for many years the Hostess and Manager of the Village Fish Market Restaurants in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, Florida before retiring.She is survived by her... Read more

Earl J. Van Inwegen, Jr.

Earl J. Van Inwegen, Jr.

11/28/2013

Earl J. Van Inwegen, Jr., 89, of Port Charlotte, Florida and Middletown, New York, passed away following a brief illness on Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Port Charlotte.He was born November 19, 1924 in Newark New Jersey, the son of the late Florence Rose (nee-Jones) and Earl Jesse Van Inwegen. After thirty three years as Sales Representative and Management with Swift & Company and the Shop-Rite chain, he retired to Port Charlotte, Florida... Read more

Charles "Chuck" Chachi" David Bader

Charles "Chuck" Chachi" David Bader

11/26/2013

CHARLES "CHUCK" "CHACHI" DAVID BADER, 56 , of Venice, Florida and former resident of Port Charlotte and Miami died November 26, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born October 1, 1957 in Miami, Florida. Charles lived his life with a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. There wasn't a waitress, cashier, bartender or random person waiting in line in front of him that he didn't connect with. He brightened the days of... Read more

James Nelson Curtis

James Nelson Curtis

11/26/2013

JAMES NELSON CURTIS, 91, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte.He was born January 25, 1922 in Festus, Missouri. James moved to Carbondale, Illinois at an early age where he attended school and worked until moving to Florida in 1970. He worked in the southern Illinois as a commercial construction superintendent and also taught classes as associate professor in construction... Read more

Debra L. Godwin

Debra L. Godwin

11/20/2013

Debra L. Godwin, 57, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at her home in Port Charlotte. Debra was born to William and Joan Griffis on January 3, 1956 in Niagara Fall, New York. She graduated from Danville High School in Danville, IL. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Florida where she raised her family in Charlotte County. Debra was a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and... Read more

Sherrell J. Magnant

Sherrell J. Magnant

11/19/2013

Sherrell J. Magnant, 76, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte.She was born April 1, 1937 in Providence, Rhode Island to the late Elmer R. and Muriel V. (nee-Kettelle) Smith, and moved from Narragansett, R.I. to Sarasota, Florida before settling in Punta Gorda in 1997. Sherrell was a member and President of the North Kingstown Fire Belles and served as member of the... Read more

Ronald J. Altobello

Ronald J. Altobello

11/18/2013

Ronald Joseph Altobello, 67, of Punta Gorda, Florida died Monday, November 18th, 2013 at Peace River Regional Medical Center Port Charlotte. He was born December 28, 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Michael and Stella Altobello and moved to Florida 16 years ago from Hyde Park, Massachusetts. Ronald wad a retired Boilermaker, Local 29. Survived by his loving family, his wife Ellen A. Altobello of Punta Gorda; a daughter Lori L.... Read more

Tina Louise Smith

Tina Louise Smith

11/18/2013

Tina Louise Smith, 53, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Monday, November 18, 2014 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. She was born January 28, 1960 in Poplarville, Mississippi and moved to Port Charlotte in 1996 from West Palm, FL. She was a Baptist and a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who will be missed, but not forgotten.She is survived by her loving family, her husband, Barney Smith of Port... Read more