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Updated: 04/24/2014 08:00:06AM

Howard F. Van Pelt

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Howard F. Van Pelt, 95, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, in Port Charlotte.

He was born Oct. 10, 1918, in Baltimore, Md.

Howard moved to Charlotte County, Fla., in 1976 from Cobb Island, Md. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Howard was a retired industrial specialist for the United States Federal government.

He is survived by his loving wife, Humda M. Van Pelt of Port Charlotte; two grandchildren, Nelson D. Van Pelt and Frank J. Van Pelt; daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Bentley of Tennessee; and brother, Ralph Van Pelt of Colonial Beach, Va.

A gathering for family and friends will be held beginning at 2 p.m., with a Funeral service celebrating his life at 3 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014, at Restlawn Memorial Gardens Chapel, 1380 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. Entombment and Navy military honors will follow. Friends may visit to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.

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