Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
Al Richard “Dick” Moldroski, 85, of Rotonda West, passed away peacefully of natural causes Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
He was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Terre Haute, Ind., and spent most of his career as an Artist and Art Professor in Charleston, Ill., at Eastern Illinois University before retiring to Rotonda West in 1999. He proudly served his country during two tours of duty with the U.S. Army in Germany as part of the Army of Occupation and later in Korea with the 62nd Construction Engineers.
Sept 2, 2013
Martha Lucille Nixon Moldroski, 81, of Rotonda West, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sept 2, 2013.
She was born March 20, 1932, in Pike County, Ind., where she grew up with her sister, Lorice, and brother, Mike. She attended Indiana State University, where she received a BA in education and met her future husband, Al “Dick” Moldroski. They were married Dec 19, 1952, in Terre Haute, Ind., and later moved to Lansing, Mich., where they started their family.
Nov. 20, 2013
William D. Daly, 79, of Englewood, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Englewood Community Hospital.
Born on July 28, 1934, in Jersey City, N.J., William served in the U.S. Navy. A draftsman/designer for a zipper manufacturing company, he retired to Englewood about 10 years ago, coming from Freehold, N.J. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in NJ.
Nov. 12, 2013
Anne Merry, 70, of Don Pedro Island, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2013.
Anne grew up in Eustis with her parents, William and Dorothy (Southerland) Calvin, and moved to Englewood in 1967. She and her husband opened Merry Jewelers on Dearborn Street.
Nov. 19, 2013
Hugh Everett “Smitty” Smyth, 80, of Port Charlotte, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Peace River Medical Center.
Born on March 15, 1933 in Lansing, Mich., to Hugh and Christine (Jones) Smyth; he moved to Florida from Pellston, Mich. Hugh was the former superintendent of the Pellston School System.
Nov. 7, 2013
John Phillip Alsten died Nov. 7, 2013, at Sterling House in Englewood. He was 105 years old and slept peacefully into the Light.
He was born Nov. 29, 1907, in Worcester, Mass., to Alfred Alsten and Annie Johnson Alsten. He trained as a cabinet maker and graduated from Worcester Trade School. He was an honorary graduate of the Class of 2013 of Mooseheart High School. He was married to Marion Appleton Hurd, who predeceased him in 1982.
Nov. 6, 2013
On Nov. 6, 2013, after 91½ years on earth, Mary Lou joined her husband. Mike, and those whom she loved that went before her. Boldly moving by herself to Venice from Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1979, she enjoyed several careers starting at the Venice Eye Clinic and ending after nearly 20 years in the garden center at K-Mart when the store closed.
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