Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
May 27, 2015
Earl J. Flagler, 84, of Englewood, Fla., died Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
Born on Aug. 22, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pa., to Lloyd and Helen (Fretz) Flagler, Mr. Flagler served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a nuclear engineer for 28 years with Flowserv in Pennsylvania. He moved to Englewood eight years ago from Furlong, Pa.
Earl had a passion for golf, with three holes-in-one during his life time.
May 24, 2015
Ronald Clayton Fryer, 81, of Englewood, Fla., died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at the Englewood Hospice House.
Born Aug. 20, 1933, in Willimantic, Conn., to Harold C. and Lodia (Cassie) Fryer, Mr. Fryer served in the U.S. Army. He moved to Florida in 1988 from Mansfield, Conn., and was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
He leaves his loving family of three daughters: Donna Riquier and Frank Mazzella of Cocoa Beach; Debra and George Lees of Port Charlotte; Laurie and Michael Chilcot of Deland; a sister, Gloria Jolie of Columbia, Conn.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
May 10, 2015
Tim Holt, 81, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Port Charlotte.
Arrangements by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory.
May 10, 2015
Janine Lynn DiDonato, 60, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Tidewell Englewood Hospice House.
She was born Dec. 11, 1954, in Royal Oak, MI to Donald E. and Frieda M. (Glaysher) Schaffner.
Janine moved to Florida 40 years ago from Warren, Mich. She was the owner/operator of Englewood Coney Island Restaurant for many years.
May 7, 2015
Sharon Ann Cofield, 73, of Rotonda West, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born on Sept. 15, 1941, to Robert and Margarite (Bemenderfer) Engelage.
Mrs. Cofield moved to Florida 18 years ago from Monmouth, Ill., She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Sharon enjoyed knitting and cross-stitching.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Michael; two sons, Philip (Jera) Cofield of St. Charles, Mo. and Thomas (Sarina) Cofield of Olympia, Wash.; three grandchildren: Daniel, Ashley and Ryan. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Cofield, in 1976.
May 5, 2015
Peter P. Check Jr., 68, of Englewood passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at his Charlotte County residence.
Born Sept. 29, 1946, in South Amboy, N.J., Peter served in the U.S. Army reserve. He was a salesman for Gourmet Foods in Woodbridge, N.J. After retirement he moved to Florida from Metuchen, N.J. in 2004. Peter was a member of the American Legion Post 113 in Rotonda West; Englewood Eagles Aerie 3885 in Englewood and the Loyal Order of Moose, Gulf Cove Chapter 2252 in Port Charlotte. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
May 3, 2015
Salvatore Anthony Vitale, 98, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Sunday evening, May 3, 2015, at Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota.
Born Feb. 2, 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Antonio and Theresa (Andolino) Vitale, he had been a resident of Charlotte County for 43 years since coming from Parlin, N.J. A graduate of Newark College of Engineering, a tool and die maker by trade, Sal retired as a supervisor in 1963 from Lionel Corp. after 28 years. He was a charter member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, a past Grand Knight of the K of C; and a member of the BPO Elks.
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.
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