Obituaries

Richard  F. Kendzia

Richard F. Kendzia

8/13/2014

RICHARD F. KENDZIA, 89, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at home in Port Charlotte.He was born January 9, 1925 in Leonardo, New Jersey and moved to Port Charlotte in 1974 from Highlands, New Jersey. He retired after 30 yrs of fire service as Fire Chief for the Air-Defense Command at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, New Jersey. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, American Legion Post #110 and the Elks... Read more

Mildred P. Hahn

Mildred P. Hahn

8/12/2014

Mildred P. Hahn, 80, of Punta Gorda, Florida and formerly of the Bronx in New York, New York passed away Monday August 12, 2014. She was born January 13, 1934 in Bronx, NY the daughter of James and Mary Royal. She attended school in the Bronx and graduated from the Walter School for Girls. She was employed by the Prudential Insurance Company. In 1953 she and her late husband, Jim, and 3 children moved to Long Island. Later in life she was... Read more

Laurette Marie Dumas Lainé

Laurette Marie Dumas Lainé

8/8/2014

Laurette Marie Dumas Lainé, 93, of Port Charlotte, died August 08, 2014 at her eldest son Claude's (Frenchie) residence in Punta Gorda.She was born May 14, 1921 in St.Prosper, Québec, Canada and moved to Port Charlotte in 1959 along with her husband Roland and their four boys. She attended St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and was also a member of the local Canadian Club. Laurette was a homemaker who enjoyed caring for her family. She... Read more

Clarence  J. "Buddy" Hettinger

Clarence J. "Buddy" Hettinger

8/7/2014

Clarence J. "Buddy" Hettinger, 69, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at his home in Punta Gorda. Buddy who was also known as Louie was born May 21, 1945 to John and Margaret Hettinger in Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Punta Gorda 12 years ago from there. Buddy was a U.S. Army veteran. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed sports of all kind. Buddy was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and... Read more

Mae S. Marchiolo

Mae S. Marchiolo

8/6/2014

Mae S. Marchiolo, 95, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.Mae was born April 5, 1919 to John and Rose Scalia in New York, New York and moved to Port Charlotte in 1978 from Long Island, NY. Mae was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew her.Survivors include her daughter, Ann (Charles... Read more

George Henry Smith, Sr.

George Henry Smith, Sr.

8/3/2014

GEORGE HENRY SMITH, SR., 82, of Punta Gorda, Florida died Sunday, August 3, 2014 at home surrounded by family and friends.He was born August 14, 1931 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky and moved to Charlotte County in 1960. George was a Baptist and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. George was retired from the construction business. He was a NASCAR fan who loved fishing and country music.Survived by his loving family, a daughter, Hattie... Read more

Eulia T.  Raby

Eulia T. Raby

8/1/2014

Eulia T. Raby, 89, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014 at her daughter's home in Port Charlotte.Eulia was born on November 2, 1924 to Edith Graham and Samuel Burke in Somerset, St. Thomas, Jamaica. She was a member of United Evangelical Missionary Outreach Church for over 25 years. Eulia was a retired Certified Nurse Assistant. She was a loving woman who will be missed dearly by all who loved and knew her.Eulia... Read more

VIRGINIA G. GRANT

VIRGINIA G. GRANT

7/29/2014

VIRGINIA G. GRANT, 90, of Mentor, Ohio and former resident of Port Charlotte, Florida died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at her daughter's residence in Mentor.She was born July 29, 1924 in Cumberland, Ohio and moved to Port Charlotte in 1984 from Willowick, Ohio. She moved back to Ohio to live with her daughter in 2010. Mrs. Grant was a member of the Berean Baptist Church of Port Charlotte.She is survived by her loving family, daughters, ... Read more

Darrell L. Herrington, Sr. US ARMY Ret.

Darrell L. Herrington, Sr. US ARMY Ret.

7/29/2014

Darrell L. Herrington Sr., Major U.S. Army Ret., 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 after battling with a long illness at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte.Darrell was born in Kansas, Illinois May 22, 1931 to Lawrence "Boots" Herrington and Maude Tracy Herrington. He spent 22 years in the military including two tours in Vietnam.Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Helen Dodge Herrington;... Read more

John Gaspard Paré

John Gaspard Paré

7/26/2014

John Gaspard Paré, 87, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 26, 2014.John was born January 3, 1927 in Manhattan, New York to the late Dorothy and Gaspard Paré. After serving proudly with the U.S. Navy during World War II, John began a long career in Law. He worked as a legal Attorney for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 27 years in their New York City Offices, and later their Tampa, Florida Offices,... Read more