Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
July 16, 2016
Elizabeth Jane Allen, 92, of Englewood, Fla., slipped away Saturday, July 16, 2016, at her Charlotte County residence.
Born on May 21, 1924, in Yonkers, NY, she had been a resident of Englewood for 33 years since coming from Brewster, NY.
Mrs. Allen was employed by the Putnam County Clerk’s office.
She was a member of St. David Episcopal Church.
July 1, 2016
Norman J. Finn, 69, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, at Tidewell Hospice.
Born Jan. 16, 1947, in Carthage, N.Y., he had served in the U. S. Navy. Employed by Local 147 Construction Workers in New York City ‚he did tunnel excavation. He retired in 1994, and he relocated to Florida.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 1933, Eagles Aerie 3885 and the Englewood United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife, Marilyn Finn of Englewood; his mother, Doris Finn of Venice, Fla.; four daughters: Elizabeth Davi of West Palm Beach, Fla., Cheryl Westerkamp of Hamburg, N.J., Christine Vaughn of Rotonda West, Fla., Nichole Kiss of Hamburg, N.J.; a son, Michael Finn of Hamburg, N.J.; 11 grandchildren and one great grandson.
June 28, 2016
Frederick H. Eldridge, 88, of Rotonda West, Fla., died Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
He was born May 2, 1928, in South Yarmouth, Mass., and came to Rotonda West in 2000 from Marshfield, Mass.
He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Mr. Eldridge owned and operated a Industrial Supply business in Marshfield for 15 years. He was a member of the American Legion and Elks of Englewood, Fla.
Survivors include his three daughters: Bonney, Deborah, and Lelani, all of Massachusetts; three grandchildren and a cousin, Mary, of North Truro, Mass.
June 25, 2016
Charles Richard Rubes, 78, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte, Fla.
Born on April 5, 1938, in Orwell, Ohio, he had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Rubes worked for AT&T (Western Electric). He moved to Charlotte County in 1987 from Windsor, Ohio.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara A. Rubes of Englewood; a daughter, Carolyn (Richard) Marple of Rotonda West, Fla.; a son, David (Teri) Rubes of Eagleville, Tenn.; two brothers, James (Della) Rubes of Northfield, Ohio, and Clarence (Alive) Rubes of Painesville, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
June 9, 2016
Richard Francis Gaffney, 79, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Englewood Hospice House.
He was born in New York City on July 27, 1936, to Francis and Edna (Nichols) Gaffney.
Mr. Gaffney was a truck driver for Savino Oil Co. and Hess Oil Co. He moved to Florida 25 years ago from Staten Island, N.Y. Richard was a communicant of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. He loved traveling, music and horse races.
June 7, 2016
Nancy L. Deal, 73, of Englewood, Fla., died Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
She was born on Sept. 19, 1942, in Medina, Ohio, to Robert and Wilma (Steffens) Hull.
Nancy moved to Florida 34 years ago from Akron, Ohio. She was a daycare provider for Chutte’s n Ladders for 20 years. Mrs. Deal loved her dog Willie and watching the Rays play baseball.
June 5, 2016
Charles “Chuck” Wade, 86, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away peacefully on June 5, 2016.
He was born Dec. 5, 1929, to Lovia and Dennis Wade in Oakland City, Ind. He married Ruth Risley of Petersburg, Ind., on Oct. 22, 1949.
Chuck was a master carpenter and worked for many years in the Chicago suburbs. After moving to Evansville, Ind., in 1970, he and Ruth owned and operated Risley TV on West Franklin St. A member of Evansville’s West Side Nut Club, Chuck later worked as a master finish carpenter, where he enjoying designing and building furniture and custom items for friends and family. Chuck took great pleasure in meeting and talking to people. Many gravitated towards him for his genuine humility and sense of humor. He was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels in Englewood for seven years.
May 25, 2016
Jeanne Edna Wizemann, 86 of Englewood, Fla., died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Tidewell Hospice Inc.
She was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Queens, NY, to Hermann and Edna (Grice) Strahmann.
Mrs. Wizemann moved to Florida 18 years ago from Smithtown, NY. She was a clerk for Social Services in NY for 15 years. Jeanne attended Redeemer Lutheran Church for many years and she enjoyed painting.
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