Formerly of Middletown, N.Y.

Bernard Charles Carpenter, age 71, of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 20, 2007 in Fort Myers, Fla.

He was born August 26, 1935 in Waterbury, Conn., to Wayne and Pearl (Lalcaide) Carpenter.

He retired from the Air Force. He was a resident of Fort Myers, Fla., for the past eighteen years and was a former resident of Middletown.

Bernard was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn M. (Davis) Carpenter of Fort Myers, Fla.; sons: Thomas Neer of Fort Myers, Fla., Jay Carpenter of DeBary, Fla., Paul Carpenter, and Dale Carpenter, both of Panama City, Fla.; daughters: Nancy McArthur, and Sandy DeFreitas, both of Fort Myers, Fla., and Jackie Anders of Panama City, Fla.; sisters: Virginia Griffin of Schorhie, N.Y., and Anita Carpenter of Pittsfield, Mass.; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

There will be no viewing or funeral services as Bernard wished.

Donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Cir, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Fort Myers, Fla.