Obituaries

John Clifford Davis, Sr.

John Clifford Davis, Sr.

5/11/2014

John Clifford Davis Sr., 85, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of New Braintree, Massachusetts, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 in Port Charlotte.Born November 9, 1928 in Norwell, Massachusetts to the late Isabel (nee-Elliott) and Guy Clifford Davis, John, a veteran of the Korean War, U.S. Army, and retired Master Plumber, moved from New Braintree, MA to Port Charlotte with his wife Willa L. (nee-Morse) Davis in 1992. John was a member... Read more

Allandro "Allan" Francis

Allandro "Allan" Francis

5/4/2014

Allandro "Allan" Francis, 91, of Port Charlotte, Florida died, Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.He was born August 7, 1922 in St. Mary, Jamaica to Jeremiah and Teresa Francis. He immigrated to the United States from England in 1971 and moved to Port Charlotte in 1995 from Brooklyn, NY. He was a retired pharmacy clerk and a member of the Port Charlotte New Testament Church of God where he was known by countless people as... Read more

Nelida Borselli

Nelida Borselli

5/3/2014

Nelida Borselli, 84, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. Nelida was born to Antonio and Teresa Maresca on October 12, 1929 in Argentina and moved to Port Charlotte in 1990 from Long Island, New York. Nelida was an active member of numerous community organizations including, the Italian-American Club of Punta Gorda, FL, The Republican Club, the Filipino... Read more

Rudolf "Rudy" A. Schumacher

Rudolf "Rudy" A. Schumacher

5/1/2014

Rudolf "Rudy" A. Schumacher, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Holland, Michigan, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.Born December 15, 1931 in New York City's Queens Borough to the late Anni and Johanne Schumacher, Rudy, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was a technology engineer, and worked 4 years with Bell Labs and 27 years with IBM before retiring. A part time resident of Port... Read more

Alene Bennett

Alene Bennett

4/25/2014

Alene Bennett, 93, of North Port, Florida passed away quietly and peacefully on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Tidewell Hospice, Inc. in Venice, FL. Alene was born July 23, 1920 in Sylacauga, AL. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew her. She is survived by her children, her daughters, Betty (Rupert) Woods... Read more

Vincent  Ricketts

Vincent Ricketts

4/24/2014

Vincent Ricketts, 85, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Vincent was born August 21, 1928 in Jamaica, West Indies and moved to Port Charlotte in 1991 from there. Vincent was a wonderful man who enjoyed life to the fullest and will be forever missed by all who loved and knew him. Survivors include his wife, Cecile; his son, Levi Ricketts of... Read more

Jeannette W. Favale

Jeannette W. Favale

4/22/2014

Jeannette W. Favale, 85, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Florida Hospital in Tampa, Florida.Born Jeannette Leigh Wright on January 28, 1929 in Perham, Maine to the late Alice (nee-Devoe) and Acland L. Wright, Jeannette, a longtime resident of Connecticut, moved with her husband John to Charlotte County, Florida in 1993. A retired Data Manager for Baskin-Robbins, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star ... Read more

William  S. Usera

William S. Usera

4/21/2014

William S. Usera, 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. William was born March 2, 1931 to Libertad and Celia Usera in Manhattan, New York and moved to Port Charlotte 22 years ago from Long Island, NY. He was a Korean War Veteran who served proudly in the U.S. Air Force. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend and will forever be missed by all who loved... Read more

Howard F. Van Pelt

Howard F. Van Pelt

4/21/2014

Howard F. Van Pelt, 95, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away April 21, 2014 in Port Charlotte. He was born October 10, 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Charlotte County in 1976 from Cobb Island, MD. Howard was a veteran of WW II serving in the US Navy. He was a retired industrial specialist for the United States federal government. Survived by his loving wife Humda M. Van Pelt of Port Charlotte; two grandchildren, Nelson D. Van Pelt... Read more

Leigh  J. Kemnitz

Leigh J. Kemnitz

4/19/2014

Leigh J. Kemnitz, 77, of Nokomis, Florida passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Venice, FL.She was born July 31, 1936 in Raleigh, North Carolina to John Hicks Johnson and Margaret Wells Johnson. Growing up in Raleigh, Leigh was an avid horsewoman. She attended Hollins University in Virginia. After moving to Florida in the 1960's, Leigh spent many happy years working and playing at Eye of the Needle, a needlepoint shop in Sarasota. In... Read more