RICHARD H. THORSCHMIDT, 91 of North Port, Florida, formerly of Naples, Florida died Monday, July 18, 2011 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Florida.
He was born March 22, 1920 in New York, New York and formerly of Long Island, NY moved to North Port 4 years ago from Naples, Florida. Richard had his own business for over 30 years owning and operating gas stations and was a self-taught stained glass craftsman. He was a veteran of World War II, serving 12 years in the U.S. Navy.
Survived by two daughters, Judy (Lawrence) Bourne of North Port, FL and Linda (Robert) Connor of Wantagh, NY; a sister, Ann Flummer of New York; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death his parents, William and Elizabeth Thorschmidt, a sister, Dorothy Dooly, his wife, Gertrude Thorschmidt, a daughter, Jeanne McDonald and her husband Wally.
Visitation will be held Thursday 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, July 21, 2011 at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Graveside services and military honors by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard will be held Friday 10:30 AM, July 22, 2011 at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, FL.
Friend may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.