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Updated: 11/10/2013 08:00:01AM

Yoshiko A. Vertz

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Yoshiko A. “Yoshi” Vertz, 89, of North Port, Fla., passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.

She was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Okinawa, Japan, and moved to this area in 1970 from Okinawa.

Mrs. Vertz was a homemaker and a member of the Virginia Spirit of Jesus Christ Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Maria (William) Sergeant of North Port; sons, Richard of North Port, and Katsuyoshi (Chiyoko) Tamaki of Okinawa; sister, Masuko Atwater of Christiansburg, Va.; grandchildren, Christina Bryant, Jennifer Marie Ludlow, Malinda Suzanne Gibson, Mayumi Tamaki, Kyomi Tamaki and Sonomi Tamaki; and great-grandchildren, Caroline Bryant, Benjamin Ludlow, Tanner Perkowicz-Vertz, Jace Gibson and Kellen Gibson.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, 2401 Englewood Road, Englewood, Fla. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte, Fla.

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