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Obituaries

  • Robert John Caryl

    Robert John Caryl

Robert John Caryl, 69

April 8, 2015

Robert John Caryl

Robert John Caryl

Robert John Caryl, 69, of Engle­wood, Fla., passed away Wednes­day, April 8, 2015, at his Char­lotte County res­i­dence after a stub­born 21-year bat­tle with prostate cancer.

Born July 13, 1945, in Utica, N.Y., to the late Robert and Stella (Pezdek), Caryl served in the U.S. Air Force dur­ing the Viet­nam era 1966–70. He grad­u­ated from Ithaca Col­lege in 1973 with his BS degree and com­pleted his CLU and LUTCS des­ig­na­tions. Bob estab­lished an insur­ance and finan­cial plan­ning busi­ness in the Ithaca, N.Y., area and, after 30 years, he retired in 2006. He was a most avid golfer, par­tic­u­larly enjoy­ing the com­pe­ti­tion of tour­na­ments. He was most enthu­si­as­tic about golf­ing with his grandsons.

Sur­vivors include his lov­ing wife of 46 years, Kath­leen; a daugh­ter, Sarah (Steve Van Etten) Lange of Willseyville, N.Y.; a brother, Bruce (Pam) Caryl of Ontario, N.Y.; three sis­ters: Cindy (Rosie Kinslow) Collins of North Fort Myers, Fla., Ann Marie (Rick) McManus of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., and Mary (Alan) Aufder­heide of Fair­port, N.Y.; his mother, Jean Caryl of Farm­ing­ton, N.Y.; two grand­chil­dren: Thomas and Jacob Lange; and sev­eral nieces and nephews.

There will be a gath­er­ing of fam­ily and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Fri­day, April 17, at Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory, 3070 S. McCall Road. A prayer ser­vice will be said at 3:30 p.m.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety, 4575 Via Royale, Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919, or Tidewell Hos­pice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sara­sota, FL 34238 in mem­ory of Robert Caryl.

You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com