Obituaries

Ronald  "Ron" Calvin McWatt

Ronald "Ron" Calvin McWatt

9/15/2014

Ronald "Ron" Calvin McWatt, 87, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away peacefully Monday, September 15, 2014 in Port Charlotte.Ron was born January 15, 1927 in Georgetown, British Guiana. In his youth, he joined Great Britain's Royal Navy, and served proudly with the British fleet during World War II. After immigrating to New York City, he and his New York born wife Terese moved to Port Charlotte in 1974, and worked for First Federal Bank... Read more

Robert  Thomas "Tom" Brown

Robert Thomas "Tom" Brown

9/14/2014

Robert Thomas "Tom" Brown, 74, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte.Tom was born November 1, 1939 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Robert Samuel and Florence Brown. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Leaving his native Ohio behind, he became a resident of Charlotte County in 1970, where a few... Read more

Betty  A.  Bruce

Betty A. Bruce

9/13/2014

Betty A. Bruce, 92, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Saturday, September 13, 2014.She was born in Linton, Indiana July 5, 1922 to Lester and Lola Shouse Cunningham. She married G. Frank Brock Jr. on July 4, 1940 and he passed away in 1991. She married Edward Bruce in 1993 and he passed away in 2006.Survived by her daughter, Julia A. Paetzel of North Fort Myers, FL; a son, Daniel L. Brock of Sharpsville, IN; 2 grandsons, Jeffrey Brock of... Read more

James  "Jim" Joseph McTernan

James "Jim" Joseph McTernan

9/10/2014

James "Jim" Joseph McTernan, 73, of Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Pitts Town, New Jersey, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Port Charlotte, Florida.Born November 27, 1940 in Summit, New Jersey, Jim and his wife Marjorie B. (nee – Bonner) McTernan moved to Punta Gorda from Pitts Town, New Jersey in 2001 shortly after 9-11. A retired Sales Representative for the Steelcase Company in Philadelphia, PA, Jim a respected dog... Read more

Lauretta J. Aries

Lauretta J. Aries

9/9/2014

Lauretta J. Aries, 94, of Harbour Heights, Florida, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Port Charlotte, Florida.Born March 22, 1920 in Peoria, Illinois, Lauretta and her late husband Melvin L. Aries moved to Harbour Heights from McGuire Air Force Base in Wrightstown, New Jersey in 1966. A retired City of Punta Gorda financial assistant, Lauretta was a member of the Harbour Heights Civic Association, Horticultural Society, and Christ... Read more

Donald  J.  Weitzel

Donald J. Weitzel

9/9/2014

Donald J. Weitzel passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 80 and surrounded by his family on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Don was born to Charles and Lillian Weitzel on February 16, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a Korean War veteran for the U.S. Air Force. Being blind for most of his adult life, Don retired from the Division of Blind Services after 30 years of service where he earned several awards for innovative contributions to... Read more

Leo A. Harms

Leo A. Harms

9/4/2014

Leo A. Harms, 86, of Punta Gorda, Florida and formerly of Alma, Michigan died Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Tidwell Hospice, Port Charlotte.He was born February 9, 1928 in Ithaca, Michigan and has been wintering in Punta Gorda for nineteen years and moved to Punta Gorda permanently two years ago. Leo was a veteran of World War II serving in the US Army. He was a retired welding supervisor for an oil refinery. He was a member of American... Read more

Colleen Hughes

Colleen Hughes

9/4/2014

Colleen Hughes, 88, of Port Charlotte, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at her Port Charlotte home.Colleen was born on December 19, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Ozone Park, New York. Colleen and her family lived in Cambridge, Maryland where she was a daycare provider for many years. She loved helping others and shortly after moving to Port Charlotte in 1990 she became a volunteer at Bon Secours St. Joseph's Hospital and... Read more

Eric  M. Kline

Eric M. Kline

9/3/2014

Eric M. Kline, 39, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte. Eric was born to Michael A. and Judith Kline on July 9, 1975 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Eric enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed paintball, 80's music and the movie Mad Max. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew him. ... Read more

Agnes Rebecca Myers

Agnes Rebecca Myers

9/3/2014

Agnes Rebecca Myers, 94, of North Charleston, South Carolina passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at her son's residence in Port Charlotte, Florida. Agnes was born to Nathan Barto and Sarah Gruber on January 12, 1920 in Cottageville, South Carolina. Agnes was a member of Northbridge Baptist Church in Charleston, SC for many years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will forever be missed by... Read more