Obituaries

Ryer Thomas Schermerhorn

Ryer Thomas Schermerhorn

12/16/2014

Ryer Thomas Schermerhorn, 14, of Rotonda West, Florida died Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He was born August 30, 2000 in Lancaster, Ohio. Ryer was a student of Grand Master Derrick Maretti achieving a second degree black belt in TKD and was a Life Scout working on his Final Eagle requirements for the Boy Scouts of America Troop 100. Ryer studied piano as well as some percussion and French Horn. Ryer was certified as an advanced scuba diver... Read more

Ivan M.  Blume

Ivan M. Blume

12/15/2014

Ivan M. Blume, 79, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Charlotte Harbor Healthcare in Port Charlotte. Ivan was born to Frederick and Susan Blume on May 12, 1935 in Gregory, South Dakota. Ivan was a veteran who served proudly in the US Air force. He enjoyed life to the fullest and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew him. Survivors include his loving wife, Alice Blume; his 3... Read more

Linda Carlena Doxie

Linda Carlena Doxie

12/15/2014

Linda Carlena Doxie, 76 of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 in Fort Myers, FL. Born April 25, 1938 in Crocketts Bluff, Arkansas, Linda, her husband Daniel their son Keith and daughter Krista moved from Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri to Port Charlotte in 1975. She worked locally for Wal-Mart until her retirement.Linda is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Gail Doxie of Ft. Myers, FL, and... Read more

Julia M. (Casey) Coaloa

Julia M. (Casey) Coaloa

12/12/2014

Julia M. (Casey) Coaloa, 85 of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 in Port Charlotte.Born in New York in 1929, she moved with her family to New Jersey, where she met her devoted husband of 54 years, Andrew. The couple retired to Punta Gorda in 1994. Julia's unwavering faith, love of family and pride in her Irish heritage will be fondly remembered.Julia is survived along with Andrew by a brother, Joseph;... Read more

Marjorie B. McTernan

Marjorie B. McTernan

12/12/2014

Marjorie B. McTernan, 73, of Punta Gorda, FL, passed away peacefully Friday, December 12, 2014 in Cape Coral, FL.Born on July 2, 1941 in Summit, New Jersey to the late John J. and Alice (nee-Boyle) Bonner, Marjorie and husband James "Jim" J. McTernan moved to Punta Gorda in 2001 from Pitts Town, New Jersey shortly after 9-11. Marjorie retired from Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Company, after serving many years as Director of Regulatory... Read more

Charles  "Chuck"  White, U.S. Army Ret.

Charles "Chuck" White, U.S. Army Ret.

12/12/2014

Lieutenant Colonel Charles "Chuck" White, U.S. Army Ret., 93 died on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, FL.Chuck was born in Fort Bliss, Texas on June 8, 1921, the son of Master Sergeant Charles I White Sr. and Mary Jane Murray White. LTC White was a veteran of WWII (Pacific) and the Korean Conflict. After tours of duty in nine different states and four foreign countries, LTC White retired from the Army... Read more

Patricia Elaine  Wills

Patricia Elaine Wills

12/10/2014

Patricia Elaine Wills, 84, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away, Wednesday December 10, 2014 in Port Charlotte. She was born November 14, 1930 to her parents Joseph and Margaret Gay in Charleroi, Pennsylvania and moved to Port Charlotte in 1990 from Monroe, Michigan. She was member of First United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda. She was a volunteer at Neil Armstrong Elementary School in Port Charlotte and loved seeing kids grow and learn.... Read more

John T. Smith

John T. Smith

12/6/2014

John T. Smith, 46, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 to walk into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. John grew up in Little Ferry, New Jersey and graduated from Ridgefield Park High School in 1986, where he exceled in both sports and academics. He relocated to Port Charlotte in the early 90's and was a carpenter by trade. He loved animals, his family, his friends, and his faith. John never... Read more

Geri Basye

Geri Basye

12/4/2014

Geri Basye, 71, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Port Charlotte. She was born November 23, 1943 in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to Punta Gorda in 1989 from Boca Raton , FL. Geri spent her career in the banking industry and prior to retirement had served as the Vice President, Private Banking Manager of the SunTrust Punta Gorda Isles office. Geri had a great love for her community and was a member of the... Read more

Jeanne Ann Frost

Jeanne Ann Frost

12/4/2014

Jeanne Ann Frost, 82, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Tidewell Hospice Inc. in Port Charlotte. Jeanne was born to William and Ethel Frost on February 28, 1932 in Watkins Glen, New York and moved to Punta Gorda, Florida in 1979 from Sarasota, Florida. Jeanne was the Co-Founder of C.H.A.P.S. food pantry in Charlotte County and was an outstanding artist painting her favorite, the Florida Birds. She... Read more