PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Kenneth R. Dvorak, 91, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Danville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. He was born Jan. 16, 1921, in Cleveland.
Ken served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. In 1948, he moved his family to Danville, where he built, by hand, the house that they lived in for the next 30 years. In 1952, he opened the Howard Street Garage & Body Shop, which he ran for 25 years. Then, in 1972, he was the managing partner in the building and early operation of Country Court Extended Care Nursing Facility. He retired and moved to Punta Gorda in 1977 with his wife, Dorothy. There he enjoyed tennis and boating, and was also proud to be a part of Goodtime Singers and Show Time the Isles Yacht Club.
Ken is survived by is wife of 65 years, Dorothy, of Punta Gorda; daughter, Dale Hoch of Clearwater, Fla.; son, F. Thomas Dvorak of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Anne Marie Howell (Chris) of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Jennifer Sparks (Ed) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Rachel Hoch of Clearwater; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Howell and Jill Howell Berry (Josh) and Danny and Matt Sparks; and great-great-grandchild, Walter Killian Berry.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ken’s name to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 43238.
Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla.
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