Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
Laura Lee (Bushnell) Cassandra, 73, of Rotonda West and long time resident of Newington, Conn.; passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 21.
Laurie was born on April 29, 1943 in New York, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Henry Bushnell, her sister Joyce Ann Farmer, her brother Henry Bushnell and her forever missed daughter Lisa Nash Stoddard. Full obituary
(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.
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