Obituaries

Richard "butch" Smith

Richard "butch" Smith

1/3/2015

Richard (Butch) Smith,73, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Jersey City, NJ, moved to Little Ferry, NJ in 1972. A truck driver by trade and a Teamster member, he was blessed to retire at the age of 48 in 1989 and moved to Port Charlotte, FL. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter Alyssa Marie, and his beloved son John. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carole, his son... Read more

Barbara  E. Coppen

Barbara E. Coppen

1/2/2015

Barbara E. Coppen, 73, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away, Friday, January 2, 2015 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She was born to Thomas and Mary Rose Bernadette Sullivan on June 15, 1941 in Beverly, Massachusetts and moved to Port Charlotte twenty one years ago from Eliot, Maine. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, who will be missed but not forgotten.Survived by husband, Clifford J. Coppen of Port... Read more

Joseph Donald Goldberg

Joseph Donald Goldberg

1/2/2015

JOSEPH DONALD GOLDBERG, 75, of Port Charlotte, Florida and formerly of Ocean City, NJ died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Bayfront Health-Port Charlotte.Joseph was born July 7, 1939 in Augusta, Maine to the late Charles and Nellie Goldberg. Joe was a graduate of Atlantic City High School. He moved to Port Charlotte 10 years ago from Ocean City, but still enjoyed his summers in Ocean City. Before retiring in 2002, with 46 years of service, he... Read more

Lawrence "Larry" E. Hurley

Lawrence "Larry" E. Hurley

1/2/2015

LAWRENCE "LARRY" E. HURLEY, 89, of North Port, Florida died Friday, January 2, 2015 at Tidwell Hospice Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Florida.He was born August 11, 1925 in Saginaw, Michigan and moved to Florida in 2001 from Groton, Connecticut. He was a retired Data Management Chief for a defense contractor.He was a Methodist and a veteran of World War II, U.S. Navy. Lawrence was a life member of VFW Post 3263 of Mystic, CT, member of Port... Read more

Kermit C. Kurbanali

Kermit C. Kurbanali

1/2/2015

Kermit C. Kurbanali, 72 of Punta Gorda's Deep Creek Subdivision, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 in Port Charlotte, Florida.Born March 18, 1942 in Trinidad, West Indies, Kermit immigrated to Long Island, New York. Following his retirement from Entenmann's Bakery, he relocated to the local area in 1999.He is survived by his wife Gloria L. Kurbanali; a son, Kermit C. Kurbanali, daughter, Rachel Ramai, and step-son, Lloyd Gray; 3... Read more

Hugo R.  Llanos

Hugo R. Llanos

12/30/2014

Hugo R. Llanos, 81, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Hugo was born June 11, 1933 in Columbia and moved to Port Charlotte in 1983 from Sarasota, FL. Hugo was a cable splicer with Sprint for 21 years before retiring to Florida. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew him. ... Read more

Zena  R. Hiatt Burkholder

Zena R. Hiatt Burkholder

12/27/2014

Zena R. Hiatt Burkholder, 95, of Punta Gorda, Florida died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Tidwell Hospice, Port Charlotte, Florida.She was born February 9, 1919 in Yorktown, Indiana to the late Peachie and Leonard Hawthorn. Mrs. Burkholder moved to Punta Gorda in 1981 from Muncie, Indiana. She was a member of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church.She is survived by her loving family, husband Roy E. Burkholder of Punta Gorda, who she... Read more

Abraham Emmanuel Laird

Abraham Emmanuel Laird

12/25/2014

Abraham Emmanuel Laird, 82, of Port Charlotte, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Christmas day, December 25, 2014.Abraham Emmanuel Laird was born on October 17, 1932, in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica. Bro. Laird was the first born of Ethel Laird and Pastor Lawrence Laird. Abraham, known to many as Fredrick and Freddy, grew up in Kingston and attended St. Andrews Technical School, were he pursued a career in electrical engineering. Bro... Read more

Roy Edward Cooper

Roy Edward Cooper

12/24/2014

Roy Edward Cooper, 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Thursday, December 24, 2014 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte. Roy was born to Frank and Gladys Cooper on October 11, 1931 in Honduras and moved to Port Charlotte in 1985 from Paterson, NJ. He was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church of Port Charlotte. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and will forever be missed... Read more

Anne Catherine Megenity

Anne Catherine Megenity

12/23/2014

Anne Catherine Megenity, 82 of Port Charlotte, Florida died Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Tidewell Hospice, Englewood, FL.Anne was born in Detroit on January 4th, 1932. She moved to Port Charlotte in 1989, and led a very active and creative life in her retirement. She played french horn in many local bands, as well as in the North Port Orchestra, alongside her beloved husband Victor.Anne was also a very talented artist, calligrapher, and... Read more