Obituaries


Obituary: Roberta “Bobbie” Pringle Platt

August 12, 2016
Roberta “Bobbie” Pringle Platt, 55, passed away at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.

Obituary: Kevin Michael Hall

August 12, 2016
Kevin M. Hall, 38, of Boca Grande and formerly of Brooksville, passed away August 1, 2016. He was a 1997 graduate of Hernando High School. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, who …

Obituary: Jack Wurtz

July 15, 2016
 Jack Wurtz, age 83, of Boca Grande, formerly of Greenwich, Connecticut, passed away in the company of his family on July 2, 2016. He was born on October 29, 1932 and is survived by his wife, Jean,…

Obituary: William Harold Buettin

July 1, 2016
William Harold Buettin, 92, of Naples, died Wednesday morning, June 22, 2016 at Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples, Fla. Mr. Buettin was a native of Marion County, Ohio, son of the late Barney …

Obituary: Robert Alexander Melvin III

June 24, 2016
Capt. Robert Alexander Melvin III (retired USCG), 78, of Elizabeth City, N.C. died at home Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Obituary: Peter Higgins Hoyt

June 24, 2016
Peter Higgins Hoyt of Chagrin Falls, Ohio and Boca Grande passed away on May 11, 2016. He was 65. Peter was the loving husband of Jacqueline Lohr Hoyt; father to Calla Hoyt Cornett (Adam), Schuyler…

Obituary: Robert Lambrecht

June 17, 2016
Robert (“Bob”) Lambrecht, age 79, of Boca Grande, Florida, formerly of Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, passed away on June 12, 2016, after a brief battle with cancer.

Dr. Hank Wright has passed away at 92

May 20, 2016
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE It would be impossible to determine how many lives any of us has changed in our time here on earth, but in the case of Dr. Henry “Hank” Wright, the list would go on and all the …

OBITUARY: William “Steve” Stephens Rinaldi Sr.

May 6, 2016
William “Steve” Stephens Rinaldi Sr., 78, of Tampa and Boca Grande, died at home February 4, 2016 surrounded by family.

OBIT: Sydell Berman Friedman

April 8, 2016
Sydell Friedman was a Boca Grande phenomenon. She and her husband, Stanley, were well known throughout the island and highly regarded in intellectual, social and tennis circles (and in just about e…