Obituaries

William  T. Kinneally

William T. Kinneally

3/13/2014

William T. Kinneally, 73, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Charlotte Regional Medical Center in Punta Gorda. Bill was born November 11, 1940 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to James and Gertrude Kinneally. He was a graduate of Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. Bill attended Officers Candidate School in Newport, RI in 1962, before serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. Bill retired... Read more

John W. O'Connor

John W. O'Connor

3/13/2014

John W. O'Connor, 98, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Home, Port Charlotte. John was born on March 25, 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri to Charles B. and Laura A. O'Connor. John served in the U.S. Merchant Marines from June 20, 1941 thru December 29, 1945 and in the invasions of Italy and the Philippines. He served in every combat area during World War II. He was... Read more

Patricia E. Phelps

Patricia E. Phelps

3/11/2014

PATRICIA (Pat) ELIZABETH PHELPS , 67, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Detroit, MI., passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014.She was born January 8, 1947, in St. Louis, MO, and moved to Punta Gorda in 2005 from Detroit, MI. Mrs. Phelps was married to her husband Colin, on August 25, 1973. They met at the Chelsea Naval Hospital, Boston, where she was an officer as a Registered Nurse.She is survived by her husband, Colin Phelps, two sons,... Read more

Florence Iona Schloss

Florence Iona Schloss

3/8/2014

Florence Iona Schloss, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte. Florence was born March 8, 1924 in Point Hill, St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies and moved to Port Charlotte in 1988 from Hartford, Connecticut. She was a Certified Nurse's Assistant at Mt. Sinai in Hartford, CT where she worked for many years assisting those in medical needs. Florence was a member of St. James... Read more

William James Wolsky

William James Wolsky

3/8/2014

William James Wolsky, 75, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Peace River Regional Medical Center, Port Charlotte.He was born December 10, 1938 in Basking Ridge, New Jersey to the late Frank and Elizabeth Wolsky and lives between Port Charlotte, Florida and Boulder, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Pharmacology and later completed his MBA of Finance at Regis University.William... Read more

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