Charles H. Kratzer, 95, of Nokomis, FL died February 26, 2006. He was born October 7, 1910 in Buffalo, NY. He was a retired foreman from the Bethlehem Steel Company in Lackawanna, NY and moved to Nokomis in the early 1970’s. He was a Fire Chief and Commissioner for the West Seneca Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by three daughters: Gayle Scialdone of West Hartford, CT, Karen Bassford of Nokomis, FL and Linda Miller of West Seneca, NY; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie Sealander of Cheektowaga, NY.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 1, 2006 from 6-8 PM at the Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. A funeral service will be celebrated at the funeral home Thursday March 2, 2006 at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Venice Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colonial Oaks Baptist Church, 6901 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34241.
Friends may visit anytime online at www.farleyfuneralhome.com to sign a guest register book and extend condolences to the Kratzer family.