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Obituaries


Obituary Don ‘Postie’ Post

September 21, 2018
The family of Don “Postie” Post is profoundly sad to share the news that their husband, father, and grandfather died suddenly in a glider accident on Wednesday, August 29th. The loss of this vibran…

Obituary Buck Cole

September 21, 2018
Wayne Berten Cole (Buck) 84, of Placida Fla., went to his heavenly home on September 7, 2018. Wayne was born on December 12, 1933 to Ralph Cole Sr. and Ethel Dixon Cole on Little Gasparilla Island,…

Obituary Arline Kraft Buettin

September 21, 2018
Arline Kraft Buettin, 91, of Naples, died Sunday morning, September 16, 2018 at Vitas Hospice in Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples. Mrs. Buettin was a native of Batavia, IL, daughter of the la…

Obituary: Mark Lee Futch

September 18, 2018
Mark Lee Futch, 63, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in his home in Punta Gorda of a cardiac arrest. He was born in Winter Haven, FL Sept. 26, 1954 and was a graduate of Clearwater High Scho…

Obituary Nancy Gaffney

September 14, 2018
Nancy (Buddy) Gaffney, 76, beloved wife of David M. Gaffney, died on Sunday, September 2, 2018 surrounded by her family and some dear friends. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., she was the daughter of t…

Obituary Joan Carol Van Zoeren

September 14, 2018
Joan Carol Van Zoeren (Hurley), age 86, of Kalamazoo died September 6, 2018. Joan was born December 15, 1931 in Huron, South Dakota to Harland and Edith (Schumann) Hurley and was raised in Chicago….

Obituary Kevin Hughes

September 14, 2018
Kevin Hughes of Yarmouth, Maine and Boca Grande Florida passed away peacefully on August 25, 2018 at his home in Boca Grande. He was 84. Kevin attended Cheverus High School and Bowdoin College, wit…

OBITUARY: Maxine Pearl Futch Bowie

September 7, 2018
Maxine Pearl Futch Bowie, 90, of Rotonda West, went to her heavenly home on September 3rd, 2018. She was born on July 27, 1928 to Ray “Sug” Futch and Pearl Lowe Futch on Gasparilla Island. She was …

OBITUARY: George De Genaro

August 31, 2018
George De Genaro died on August 8, 2018 at home at Bay Plaza in downtown Sarasota. He was 93. His illness was short with wonderful caregivers. George, born in New Haven, Conn., was the sixth child …

A beautiful life lost: Saying goodbye to Dylan Edic

August 31, 2018
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – The loss of Dylan Edic’s laughter is palpable this week on the island, after he was taken from us in a car accident that occurred on Monday, Aug. 27 in Rotonda. Florida Highway …