Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
April 17, 2015
Larry J. Underwood, 74, of Port Charlotte, passed away peacefully Friday, April 17, 2015, at Tidewell Hospice.
Born on July 13, 1940, in Jamestown, N.Y., he graduated from Princeton High School and Syracuse University, Class of 1963, with his degree in sociology and economics; and he was a graduate of the School of Sales in marketing and management. While there, he was a member of the Syracuse University football team.
Larry served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He worked in sales and management for the Container Corporation of America; was the director of research and legislative affairs for the New Brunswick Raritan Valley Chamber of Commerce; sales for Johnson & Johnson; Hunt Wesson Foods; McGraw Hill and finally sales executive and diamond merchant for A.H. Pond Company in Syracuse, NY.
April 25, 2015
Harold C. “Bing” Dunn, 98, of Englewood, Fla. Died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Clare Bridge of Venice.
Born April 5, 1917, in Ben Avon, Pa., to Harold and Janet (Campbell) Dunn, Mr. Dunn graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., in 1939 with a BA degree.He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
April 20, 2015
William Gordon Stevenson, 88, of Englewood, Fla., passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
He was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Erie, Pa., to Robert and Katherine (Sullivan) Stevenson.
Mr. Stevenson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was the vice president for Shawmut Bank of Boston for more than 30 years. William moved to Florida permanently from Wareham, Mass., in 2001. He enjoyed gardening and playing golf.
April 17, 2015
Frederick Joseph Bueche, 91, of Port Charlotte, passed away Friday, April 17, at South Port Square ALF in Port Charlotte.
He was born Aug. 12, 1923, in Flushing, Mich., to Bernard and Margaret (Reckart) Bueche.
After receiving a B.S. degree in physics, chemistry, math and education from the University of Michigan, he became a teaching and research assistant in physics at Cornell. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell. As a postdoctoral researcher there, he became a leader in the field of Polymer Science. During professorships at the universities of Wyoming, Akron and Dayton; he had nearly 100 refereed research papers published along with several text books. Dr. Bueche also spent two years in Turkey with the Peace Corps. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
April 13 2015
Michael Porter, 93, of Englewood, Fla., died Monday, April 13, 2015, at his Charlotte County residence.
Englewood Community Funeral Home, Inc. has been selected to handle arrangements.
April 9, 2015
William Joseph Golden Jr., 55, of Englewood passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Lee Memorial Hospital, after being involved in a auto accident on Easter Sunday.
Born Aug. 21, 1959, in San Antonio, Texas, to William Joseph Golden Sr. and Sharon Kalkhoff, he served in the U.S. Army from 1977 until 1981. Bill has been a world traveler most of his life and, as a resident of Englewood for the last 10 years, he was the owner of the Savannah Cat Charters. For a time, Bill was a driver for All American Transportation in Punta Gorda.
April 8, 2015
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.
April 7, 2015
Ralph B. Bauer, 91, of Port Charlotte, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
He was born Oct. 24, 1923, in Eau Claire, Wis., to Robert and Matilda (Meixner) Bauer.
Ralph graduated from E.C. Senior High School in 1941. He proudly served in the Army Air Corp as an airplane armorer until being honorably discharged in 1945. Ralph was a carpenter by trade, and was employed as a building maintenance supervisor at UW-Eau Claire for 30 years before retiring in 1986. He was active in the Knights of Columbus and was a member of the 4th degree of KC’s. He also belonged to the American Legion.
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