Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
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.
July 31, 2016
Frances Munson Weeks, 87, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016, at her Charlotte County residence.
Born Jan. 24, 1929, in Portland, Maine, she had been an elementary school teacher in Portland for 30 years prior to moving to Englewood in 1989. Frances graduated the University of Maine with her master’s degree in education.
A loving mother and homemaker for family, she enjoyed golfing, bowling, line dancing and was a very active woman.
Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Elwin Sawtelle of Englewood; two sons, Kirby (Linda) Weeks of Englewood, and Jeffrey (Lisa) Weeks of Orono, Maine; and three grandchildren.
Services and inurnment will be at a later date in Maine.
July 28, 2016
Dr. Thomas H. Pettit, 77, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016, at his Charlotte County residence.
Born Aug. 23, 1938, in Johnson City, NY, to the late Harry and Elizabeth (Juriga) Pettit, he was a 1964 graduate of Cornell University with his DVM degree. Doc was the owner of the Oneonta Animal Hospital for 15 years prior to his retirement in 1999. He was a member of the New York State Veterinary Association and he was a professor at the Veterinary Science Technology department with Delhi State University and served as a dean for three years.
Doc is pre-deceased by one brother, James, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Gwen.
July 27, 2016
Elmer Ellsworth Watson, a longtime resident of South Windsor, Conn., passed away in Rotonda West, Fla., on July 27, 2016, at the age of 101.
Born in New London, Conn., he graduated from Bulkeley High School there in 1934. Mr. Watson served in the U.S. Army during WW II as a medic with the 242nd Medical Detachment of the 42nd “Rainbow” Division in the European theater of war, which is where he earned the nickname “Doc.” After the war, Doc attended Morse College of Business in Hartford, Conn., after which he worked as an outside salesman for the G.H. Berlin Oil Company in Hartford, Conn., and then for the Automotive Wares Company in Rocky Hill, Conn.
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