Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
May 4, 2016
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Kenneth William Metzger, 56, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 2, 1959, in Glen Burnie, Md., to John Edward Metzger and Evelyn (Wyper) Metzger, Kenny was employed as a paint shader for Duron Paint Company.
Kenny lived his life on his terms. He liked the hippie lifestyle, peace signs and anything tye dyed. He loved going out to breakfast at Stefano’s to see “hippie chick” or Maria’s Restaurant, where French vanilla creamer in his beer always struck up a conversation. Kenny also enjoyed beer, “bud,” talking with good friends and classic rock music.
Feb. 18, 2016
Maxine Carter, 93, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at Englewood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born June 16, 192, in Bedford, Ind., to Burrell and Ruth (Lewis) Brim.
Maxine and her husband, Rex A. Carter (who passed away in 2009), moved Florida 31 years ago from Bucyrus, Ohio.
She was an active member of the Community Presbyterian Church, leading the Prayer Chain for many years. She also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and enjoyed music, playing the piano at age 90. Maxine enjoyed cooking and especially trying new recipes and helping others.
April 11, 2016
Doris Ann Richards, 81, of Rotonda West, Fla., died Monday, April 11, 2016, at her residence.
Born on Dec. 13, 1934, in Boston, Mass., to Andrew and Pierina (Robatto) DeVito, Doris worked as a collections clerk for the Federal Reserve Bank for 20 years. She has been a resident of Florida for 20 years since coming from Abington, Mass. She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and a member of the Rotonda Women’s Club. Doris enjoyed knitting, playing cards, reading and traveling to Hawaii.
Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, Arthur Richards; five children: Deborah (Tom) Daley of Mansfield, Mass., Donna (Anthony) Albano of Vineland, NJ, Carol (William) Mezzeti of Hingham, Mass., Michael (Melissa) Richards of Brandon, Fla., Laurie Ezzell of Abington, Mass.; 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
April 9, 2016
Dawn Marie Foster, 79, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016, after a brief illness.
Born Dec. 14, 1936, in Johnson City, N.Y., to the late Dominick Giovanni and Sue Litchko, she was raised in Binghamton, N.Y. Her working career was in banking and secretarial office management. She lived many years in Conklin, N.Y., Pennellville, N.Y. and Byfield, Mass., prior to retiring to Florida.
Dawn and her late husband, Ed, enjoyed the Florida lifestyle for more than 25 years, going to the beach, boating, relaxing by their pool. She enjoyed bowling for many years and was league secretary for several bowling leagues. She also enjoyed playing cards and attending church luncheons with her many friends.
April 6, 2016
Robert James Foley, beloved husband and father, 79, of Englewood, died April 6, 2016, at Englewood Community Hospital.
He was born Dec. 8, 1936, in Hartford, Conn., to Robert J. and Dorothy (Henderling) Foley.
Mr. Foley was the owner/operator of Tuff’ n Tidy Cleaning in Eastham, Mass., for 20 years. He has been a resident of Florida for 16 years since moving from Eastham. Robert was a 4th–degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a computer enthusiast, repairing, playing on them and reading anything he could about them.
April 4, 2016
Anita Emma Fox, 96, of Englewood, Fla., died Monday, April 04, 2016.
Englewood Community Funeral Home With Private Crematory has been selected to handle arrangements.
April 3, 2016
Michael Vucic, 90, of Port Charlotte, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte.
Born April 12, 1925, in Youngstown, Ohio, he had been a resident of Port Charlotte since coming from Hamburg, N.Y.
Mr. Vucic served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 315th Infantry Regiment.
March 15, 2016
Elizabeth Ann Oberlin, 54, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Englewood Community Hospital in Englewood, Fla.
Born April 16, 1961, in Baltimore, Md., to the late John and Loretta Buckingham Sr., she had been a resident of Charlotte County for 30 years since coming from Forrest Hill, Md.
A loving wife, mother and homemaker for her family, she was the office manager for Gasparilla Landscape in Boca Grande.
Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 30 years, Lindsay R. Oberlin of Rotonda West, Fla.; a son, Derek Armiger, and a daughter, Karisha Oberlin, both of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a sister, Tracy (Fran) Buckingham of Forrest Hill, Md.; a brother, John (Angel) Buckingham Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; a step-sister, Sandy Messerschmidt of Brooklyn, Md.; three grandchildren: Gage and Gemma Armiger and Mila Faith DePaola; and beloved dog, Dixie.
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