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Updated: 07/20/2014 08:00:01AM

Elizabeth M. Waldorf

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Elizabeth M. “Betty” Waldorf, 79, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.

She was born Oct. 17, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., to John and Mary Gaul, and grew up in Olean, N.Y.

After graduating high school, she attended St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, N.Y. Betty enjoyed all types of nursing, as long as she was helping others. She was last employed at South Beach Psychiatric Hospital for over 20 years. Betty worked as a nurse for 46 years, retiring in 2001 to Port Charlotte. She enjoyed reading books, sitting outside, jazz music and old movies, but most of all, looking at pictures of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty also liked going to the movies and eating out. She was loved by many and will be missed.

Survived by her loving family, including her daughters, Laura (Geraldo) Olivo of Port Charlotte, and Karen Waldorf of Garwood, N.J.; sons, Larry (Angie) Waldorf of Staten Island, N.Y., and Mark Waldorf of Port Charlotte; sisters, Mary Kay (Roger) Deal of Berlin Center, Ohio, and Judy (John) Deiner of Myrtle Beach, S.C. ; brothers, the Very Rev. Thomas J. Gaul of Hope Mills, N.C., James (Rebecca) Gaul of Arlington, Va., John Gaul of Lumberton, N.C., and Patrick (Kathryn) Gaul of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Selina Hughes, Geraldo Olivo III, Robert Olivo, Anthony Balzano and Alyssa Keane; and great-grandchildren, Cadance Hughes and Sophia Olivo.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. Entombment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to: Paralyzed Veterans of America Florida Chapter, via Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.

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