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Updated: 07/27/2014 04:06:33PM

Edward Atkinson

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Edward “Ed” Atkinson, 91, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

He was born Feb. 22, 1923, in Atlantic City, N.J., to Edward and Leta Atkinson.

Ed served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was the Vice President for L.B. Smith, Inc., before retiring. He was a member of Burnt Store Presbyterian Church. Ed was an avid fisherman, boater and golfer.

Ed will be greatly missed by his wife of 49 years, Pearl; and his loving family.

A service to celebrate Ed’s life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, Punta Gorda.

Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online guest book.

Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.

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