Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
July 5, 2015
Elizabeth “Betty” Ruben Targowski, 78, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015.
She was born on May 26, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Frank and Esther (Fulbrook) Ruben
Betty has been a Florida resident for 38 years since coming from Staten Island, N.Y. She was a waitress for Mama’s, Howard’s and Angelo’s restaurants, and a member of the Womens Group of Englewood Hospital and WDC. She loved to paint
July 2, 2015
Monte I. Smith, 67, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. His family was by his side. He was comfortable, happy, and surrounded by love.
Monte was born to Sampson and Dorothy Smith on May 5, 1948, in New York City. After the untimely passing of his mother, he was lovingly raised from infancy by Sam’s second wife, Rose.
June 25, 2015
Shirley Risinger Powell, 79, of Englewood, Fla., passed away peacefully at her home Thursday evening, June 25, 2015, surrounded by her two daughters and the spirit of all that loved her.
She was born and raised in Batesburg, S.C., to the late Julian and Ardella (Dickert) Risinger. She graduated from Columbia Hospital Nursing School in 1957 as a registered nurse and spent her career caring for others in various specialties. In her retirement years, she worked in floral sales at Buddy’s Florist in Dentsville, S.C., and loved it tremendously.
June 25, 2015
Ronald Harold Blume, 77, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at his Charlotte County residence.
Born on Oct. 24, 1937, in Plainfield, N.J., to the late Harold and Elizabeth Blume, he had been a Florida resident since coming from Hazlet, N.J., in 1971. He and his wife, Marie, moved to Englewood from the Orlando area in 1998.
June 21, 2015
Audrey H. Ribortella, 84, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Englewood Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 29, 1931, in Nutley, N.J., to the late Anthony and Angelina Corino, she had been a resident of Charlotte County for 21 years since coming from Sterling, Pa..
A loving wife, mother and homemaker for her family, Audrey loved spending time with her family. Her greatest joy was being a grandmother to her only grandchild, Anthony. She was of the Catholic faith.
June 20, 2015
Joseph Wayne Monroe, 43, of Englewood, Fla., passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 20, 2015.
Born on July 7, 1971, in Winter Haven, Fla., he had been a lifelong resident of Englewood, graduating from Lemon Bay High School. Joe was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the S.W. Florida Sportsman Club. Joe was a sales representative for JJ Taylor Distributors of Fort Myers.
June 18, 2015
Stanley Louis Blumenthal, 77, of Englewood, Fla., died Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Born Sept. 30, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Stanley and Rose (Grieb) Blumenthal, Mr. Blumenthal retired from Pearl Pressman Liberty in Philadelphia after 35 years, starting as a typesetter and retiring as the vice president.
He was a member of the Englewood Moose Lodge and a licensed boat captain who loved the water and fishing.
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