Obituaries

Judith  Ann Fisher Ventrella

Judith Ann Fisher Ventrella

11/7/2014

Judith Ann Fischer Ventrella, 72, beloved wife, mother, and dear friend, died unexpectedly on November 7th, 2014 near her home in Lake Suzy, Florida. Judy was born May 7, 1942 in Louisville, KY. She was the daughter of the late Firmin C. Fischer and Dorothy (McGrath) Fischer. She and her loving husband of 52 years, John Ventrella raised their two children Jennifer and Jason in Tunkhannock, PA. She was a patient and wonderful mother,... Read more

Curtis Gene Bartlett

Curtis Gene Bartlett

11/6/2014

CURTIS GENE BARTLETT, 44, of Muncie, Indiana and former resident of Punta Gorda, Florida died Thursday, November 6, 2014. He was born February 18, 1970 in Arcadia, Florida to the late Wilson and Katie Jackson Bartlett. Curtis was a Baptist and restaurant cook. He was visiting family in Punta Gorda when he passed away. Survived by his loving family, his wife, Sissy Bartlett, a daughter, Brandi Bartlett, son, Joshua Bills all of Muncie, IN... Read more

Jessie Meuriel Derrick Carson Duszik

Jessie Meuriel Derrick Carson Duszik

11/5/2014

Jessie Meuriel Derrick Carson Duszik, 93, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away November 5th, 2014 in Port Charlotte, FL. She was born on November 29th, 1920, in Johnston, South Carolina. She was devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a cosmetologist who owned the Mirror Magic Beauty Salon in Leesburg, FL. She is survived by her three children, Thomas Carson Jr. of Columbia, SC, Annette Dorfman of Atlanta, GA,... Read more

Michael T. Kocha

Michael T. Kocha

11/3/2014

Michael T. Kocha, 75, of Manheim, Pennsylvania and Port Charlotte, Florida, peacefully passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.Born July 9, 1939 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, Michael, a graduate of Lansford High School, served in the United States Air Force from June 1957 to March 1962. Returning to civilian life once more, Michael found employment with the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, first with the... Read more

Grotel Tomlinson

Grotel Tomlinson

11/3/2014

Grotel Tomlinson, 96, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away peacefully Monday, November 3, 2014 in Port Charlotte surrounded by her loving family.She was born to her parents Alice Henry and Alexander Stephenson ,November 2, 1918 in Jamaica, West Indies and immigrated to Bronx, New York in September 12, 1980; then moved to Port Charlotte in August 23, 1989 and became a U.S. citizen, June 26, 2000. She was a faithful member of the North... Read more

Jean L. Spring

11/2/2014

JEAN L. SPRING, 85, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 at Harbour Health Center in Port Charlotte.She was born July 22, 1929 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania to the late Lloyd Miller and Carrie Hall Miller and moved to Port Charlotte in 1999 from Muncy, Pennsylvania. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Port Charlotte.Survived by her loving family, a daughter, Sandra Hoffman of Hughesville, PA; a son, Timothy... Read more

Norbert  R.  Rogers

Norbert R. Rogers

10/27/2014

Norbert R. Rogers, 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. Norbert was born on June 22, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew him. Survivors include his loving wife, Mona; 4 daughters, Donna, Barbara, Patti and Linda; his son, Jeff; 2... Read more

Carmella "Millie" T. Stiles

Carmella "Millie" T. Stiles

10/23/2014

Carmella "Millie" T. Stiles, 80, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in Port Charlotte.Born April 26, 1934 in Jersey City, New Jersey, Millie, a retired business woman, moved with her husband Daniel from her native Jersey City to Port Charlotte in 1982. Millie was a loving mother and grandmother.She is survived by her children, Betty Ann Stiles of Lincoln Park, NJ, Daniel Stiles of Stroudsburg, PA, and... Read more

Shirley  Ewing Trader

Shirley Ewing Trader

10/16/2014

Shirley Ewing Trader, 82, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Port Charlotte.Born November 1, 1931 in Wilmington, Delaware, Shirley, a retired business woman, moved from her native Delaware to Port Charlotte in 1993. A loving mother and great-grandmother, Shirley also loved birds, caring for forty birds in her personal aviary and was a member of the Suncoast Canary and Finch Club of Port Charlotte.... Read more

Joseph W. Galgano, Jr.

Joseph W. Galgano, Jr.

10/15/2014

Joseph W. Galgano, Jr., 83, of Port Charlotte and formerly of Easton, CT passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014.He was born August 30, 1931 in Piermont, NY, a village on the banks of the Hudson River. As a boy, Joe considered the river his home, spending countless hours trapping muskrats and blue crabs and walking the marshes and woodlands. He also loved caddying at Rockland Country Club for his uncle and father and once even caddied for a... Read more