Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
Sept. 2, 2015
John Michael Martin, 59, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.
Born on June 8, 1956, in Baltimore, Md., he had been a resident of Englewood for 37 years since coming from Baltimore. John was owner/operator of Krazy Biker Katz and worked at CVS Pharmacy. He loved playing and writing music and riding his motorcycle. He was a lifetime member of ABATE, Peace River Chapter.
Sept. 2, 2015
Guy Rodman Carroll, 59, of Englewood, Fla., passed away suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Venice Regional Bayfront Hospital.
Born June 24, 1956, in Moline, Ill., he had been a resident of Sarasota County for 13 years, coming from Rock Island, Ill. Guy was employed with Grande Aire Heating and Cooling for the past three years. He attended the First Alliance Church in Port Charlotte, and was a former member of the Englewood Moose and Elk Lodges.
Aug. 29, 2015
Mollye Grable Young, 80, of Venice, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Englewood Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 27, 1934, in Camden, Ark., she had been a resident of Sarasota County for 20 years since coming from Garden City, Mich. A loving wife, mother and homemaker for her family, Mollye was a teacher’s aide for special needs children. During the rest of her time she fulfilled the role as “coaches wife” for her late husband, Billy Joe Young, who coached high school basketball and baseball. He predeceased her in 2006.
Aug. 29, 2015
Chad Michael Bates, 30, of Englewood, Fla., died suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. He was born March 12, 1985, in Corning, N.Y., to Raymond and Kathleen (Peterson) Bates.
Chad moved to Englewood in 2001 from Corning. He was a chef at the End Zone in Englewood. He was a member of the American Legion SAL Post 113 and enjoyed cooking, country music and working on his many cars.
Aug. 24, 2015
Written by Tracey Madonna
Mark Joseph Madonna accidentally and tragically drowned on Monday, August 24th, 2015. Mark was 21 years old.
Mark J. Madonna was born in Pomona, New Jersey on the evening of December 14th, 1993. He was the oldest son of Joseph Mark and Tracey Madonna.
Mark graduated from Lemon Bay High school in 2012 and attended one year at the State College of Florida earning President’s List honors. He then decided to pursue his dream of self employment and created a successful online business in the years that followed.
Mark was a successful entrepreneur who was extremely computer savvy, from building his own computer to implementing online marketing strategies, no task was beyond his grasp. Three months ago, he purchased his first brand new car, a proud milestone in his life as this was entirely the result of hard work in his business.
Aug. 23, 2015
Jean B. Smith, 90, of Cape Haze, Fla., passed away Aug. 23, 2015, at her Charlotte County residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Smith; her brother, David C. White; and her sister, Rosemary A. Zonik.
Born Dec. 30, 1924, she had been a resident of Charlotte County for a number of years.
Aug. 11, 2015
Lawrence T. Howerton, 81, of Englewood, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at Englewood Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 24, 1933, in South Boston, Va., he had served in the U.S. Army. Larry had owned and operated several Sunoco gas stations in the Detroit area and the Total Gas Station in St. Clair Shores, Mich. He retired in 1978 and moved to Englewood, where he enjoyed the Florida lifestyle and fishing. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1933 in Englewood.
Aug. 4, 2015
Robert Richard Tompkins, 71, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at his Sarasota County residence.
Born March 22, 1944, in Grand Rapids, Mich., he served in the US Army. Rich retired from the Sparta Foundry as a millwright. He moved to Polynesian Village in 2010, coming from Belmont, Mich., and was known as a friendly and well-liked individual who will be greatly missed by his friends and neighbors.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 113 in Rotonda West and was an avid bowler and golfer. Rich was a communicant of St. Raphael Catholic Church.
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