Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
(More than half of this obituary was written by Mark, in 2014.)
Mark Chapman, 63, took his final bow Aug. 15, 2016, dying suddenly due to a brief illness.
Mark was born in Hyannis, Mass., June 27, 1953, the son of the late Carl W. and Martha C. Chapman. He met his wife, Nancy (Guenther), at the Smithville Theater in New Jersey in 1976 and they married a year later. Full obituary
Robert Edward Ervin, Sr., 80, of Rotonda West joined his loving wife, Barbara, in eternal rest on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Born on May 12, 1936 in Baltimore, Md., to the late John and Melva Ervin, Robert served the US Navy. He retired from the Maryland State Police after 21 years with the rank of Sergeant. He ultimately retired from the Department of US Army at Fort Meade, Md. Full obituary
Karin O’Connell, of Englewood, Florida, passed away Sept. 1 at the age of 50.
Karin was born to parents Robert and Sheila O’Connell, formerly of Weston, CT, on October 13, 1965 in Bridgeport, CT. She grew up as the youngest of three and graduated from Weston High School in Weston, CT and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Full obituary
Englewood Edge editor Mark Chapman passed away suddenly Monday, Aug. 15.
Englewood Edge was one of Mark’s passions. He loved Englewood and I am very glad that we got down to visit last December.
Mark was in the news business for our entire married life, 39 years. Before that he was in theater. Mark’s parents were very involved in the Cape Cod Melody Tent; his father ran the physical facility, as I recall, and his mother was wardrobe mistress. He grew up in the presence of celebrities and creative people and always had stories to tell about it. Full obituary
Aug. 11, 2016
Daniel Familier, 83, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.
He was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Gabriel and Lena (Blicksilver) Familier.
Mr. Familier served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and the Merchant Marines after that. He retired from the US Postal Service as a postal clerk after 25 years. He moved to Florida 30 years ago.
Survivors include his two daughters, Janine (Paul) Grazino of North Port, Fla., and Nadine (Pedro) Figueroa of Carplace, N.Y.; and five grandchildren: Brittany, Danny, Robert, Nicholas and Peter. He was preceded in death by his wife Theresa and son Craig.
Aug. 10, 2016
Martha Jean Kalbfleisch, 92 of Rotonda West, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Manor Care Health Services in Venice, Fla.
She was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Louisville, Ky., to Aloysius and Ann (Eilers) Quino.
Mrs. Kalbfleisch was a devoted mother and homemaker. She moved to Florida from Louisville 40 years ago. A communicant and cantor of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Grove City, Martha enjoyed painting, singing, golfing and playing bridge.
Aug. 5, 2016
Yvonne A. Sampson, 69, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at Tidewell Hospice from on-going medical conditions.
Born Jan. 5, 1947, in Pontiac, Mich., to the late Chester and Ellen Beaureguard, Yvonne has been a resident of Charlotte County for 25 years since coming from Clarkston, Mich. in 1991.
A loving wife, mother and homemaker for her family, she was a keyboardist for Smooth Moves Band in Englewood for 13 years. Her life was her music and her family.
Aug. 2, 2016
Updated 1:56 p.m. Aug. 4
Paul D. Dean, 68, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Upton, Mass., and Liberty, S.C., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at his Charlotte County residence.
Born on June 1, 1948, in Worcester, Mass., to the late George and Gertrude (Ramsey) Dean, he had proudly served in the U.S. Marines. His first tour of duty in Vietnam was from 1966 to 1967 HMM363 and second tour was 1968 to 1969 HML367. Corporal Dean was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism. Paul was a life member and Past Post Commander of the George L. Wood V.F.W. Post 5594 in Upton, Mass.
Paul was a millwright for Local 1121 in Boston, Mass., he was the owner/operator of Deans’ Cabinet Shop of Largo, Fla; but his true interest was in being an entrepreneur where he bought and sold real estate, hot rods, boats, and motorcycles
Paul and his family moved to Florida in 1979 from Upton and later moved to Liberty where he enjoyed RVing, boating and spending time with his grandchildren. He was dearly loved by all who knew him.
He is predeceased by his parents and a brother, George “Pep” Dean in 2014.
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