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“Your matter-of-fact nonchalance and steadfast aplomb is doubtlessly serving you well on the "other side' where we'll meet again if you haven't...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Don Barnebey - Eleele, HI

“Your birthday here on earth is Friday, and I am still missing you, thinking of you and just want to know how you are, and if you are watching us here...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Kirsten

“Kirsten and Family, We are so sorry to learn of your Father's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Greg & CIndy Kusner - Sarasota, FL

“Kirsten and family,I know from personal experience how hard it is to say good-bye to a father. I hope you can take comfort in your faith that you...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Joyce T. Livingston - FL

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5 of 6 | Posted by: Jim Gates Jr - Port Charlotte, FL

“My Father was the most terrific parent anyone could have asked for or ever wanted. He fought a hard long battle with cancer, and could no longer...Read More »
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Timothy B. Ketchum, 53, of Port Charlotte passed away July 9, 2009. He was the son of Lester and Pauline (Harmon) Ketchum, born November 27, 1955 in Howell, MI. Tim?s family moved to Florida in 1957, and he grew up in the Sarasota area. He enjoyed his occupation of logo embroidery; he also loved fishing and boating, music, and spending time with his family.Tim will be forever remembered by his daughter, Kirsten (Mike) Ortiz; loving companion of 14 years, Karen Conley and her daughter, Crystal (Timmy) Harris; grandchildren Asia Melendez, Abagaile, Taylor, Amber, and Jordan Ortiz, and Mataya, Ava and Michael Harris; mother, Pauline Lucchetti; father, Lester (Donna) Ketchum; brothers, Terry and Patrick Ketchum; sisters, Mitzi (Dave) Doerr and Michelle (Pete) Melendez; nephews, Davey (Peggy) Doerr, Mitchell Doerr, Trey Doerr, and Shawn Freeman; nieces, Heather (Tyler) Moore, Emily Melendez, and Cassidy Ketchum.The family will receive friends 3:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, July 12, 2009 at the Port Charlotte Calvary Assembly of God with the celebration of Tim?s life to follow with Rev. Danny Kolenda officiating. To express condolences to the family, please sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.

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