Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
Feb. 7, 2016
Mikhaila “Micki” Maxine Donnelly, 79, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte.
Born Jan. 18, 1937, in Wichita, Kansas, to the late Cliff and Thelma (Donham) Donnelly, she had been a resident of Charlotte County for six years since coming from Wichita.
Micki was a very active horticulturist where she helped to establish the Wichita Botanical Gardens; she was a member of the Cactus Club, Wichita Botanical Society, the Genealogy Society and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In Florida, she was a member of the Native Plant Society. Micki was a well-known clay artist.
She is pre-deceased by her parents; a son, Russell A. Lane; and a daughter, Shelly Dana Webb.
Feb. 6, 2016
Dennis Joseph Chaplin, 86, of Rotonda West, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.
Dennis was born April 3, 1929, in Paterson, N.J., to Dennis and Margaret Chaplin.
He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grove City, Fla., and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his two children, Ellen (Joe) Ujkic of Wayne, N.J., and Dennis (Sandra) Chaplin of Jefferson, N.J.; two brothers, Arthur Chaplin of Texas and Richard Chaplin of N.J.; a sister, Genevieve Chaplin of Calif.; three grandchildren: Steven, David and Corinne; and a great-grandchild, Antonio. Dennis was preceded in death by his wife, Antonia, in June 2006.
Feb. 2, 2016
Aderton Primm “Pete” Samuel, 80, of Boca Grande, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 1, 1936, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late James and Louise (Primm) Samuel.
Mr. Samuel retired from a sales and marketing career. A proud member of the Alumni of St. Louis University High School and of St. Louis University, he was an avid Cardinals fan. He loved the game of golf and his buddies and the gang. He was a member of the Lemon Bay Golf Club and an alter server at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Boca Grande.
Feb. 1, 2016
Alice R. Colombo, 84, of Venice passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Born March 4, 1931 in Dearborn, Mich., to the late Samuel and Mary Bartha, Alice moved to Sarasota County a year ago from Lake Wales, Fla., where she had resided for 28 years. Prior to that she lived in Rochester Hills, Mich.
A loving mother and homemaker for her family, Alice was a secretary for Grand Trunk Western Rail Road. She loved to drive and saw most of the natural beauty of Florida. An avid crocheter, she made many items that were given to veterans.
Jan. 21, 2016
Donald R. Sunday, 68, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 29, 1947, in State College, Pa., to the late Donald and Evelyn Sunday, he had been a resident of Charlotte County for 15 years since coming from Centre County, Pa.
He was a librarian for Centre County Libraries for several years prior to retirement. A volunteer for the Suncoast Humane Society, he was a member of the Englewood United Methodist Church and co-chaired the annual rummage sales for the last three years. Don was a devout dog lover (especially German shepherds); he loved all animals.
Jan. 18, 2016
Daniel Paul Hinds, 77, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Venice Regional Bayfront Health Hospital.
Born July 23, 1938, in Ossian, N.Y., to the late Lewis and Clara (Berry) Hinds, Dan served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961. He moved to Englewood in 1986 from Dansville, N.Y.
Dan’s zest for life was contagious. He lived his life to the fullest. His pride overflowed when talking of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His legacy lives on in his family’s loving memories.
He is pre-deceased by his wife, Diane, in 1987.
Jan. 17, 2016
Shirley Elizabeth Dean, 88, of Venice, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at the Tidewell Hospice House in Englewood, Fla.
Shirley was born June 5, 1927, in Titusville, Pa., to the late Russell and Hazel (Moore) Dean. She was raised by her grandparents, George and Elizabeth Dean, in Grand Valley, Pa. She graduated from Youngsville High School in 1945.
Shirley married Harold L. Dean on July 11, 1946, in Franklin, Pa. Following their marriage, they resided in Pleasantville and later Russell, Pa. They retired to Florida in 1991. Shirley was a homemaker and also worked at Sylvania in Titusville and then New Process in Warren, Pa.
Roy M. Laurie, 83, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Englewood Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Born Nov. 7, 1932, in Providence, R.I., he had been a resident of Sarasota County for 27 years since coming from Cape Cod, Mass.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Dorothy C. Laurie of Englewood; two daughters, Susan Laurie and Amy (Christian) Hayes; three sons: Kevin (Donna) Laurie, Scott (Tina) Laurie, and Daniel Laurie, all of Cape Cod; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and friends.
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