NEws-Press, March 28, 2007 - Anthony
88, of N. Fort Myers passed away Monday March 26, 2007 at his home. He
was born March 17, 1919 on Staten Is., NY to his parents Gaetano and
Grace Abate. On March 6, 1943 Anthony married his loving wife Helen
Marie Igenthron of Topeka, KS who preceded him in death in 1991. He
graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1937 and went to work for
the U.S. Government, GSA in Washington DC, where he was a loyal
employee from 1941 until his retirement in 1974. Anthony was a St. John
the Evangelist Catholic Youth Organization football coach in Silver
Springs, MD from 1954 to 1957, He was also on St. Johns Bowling league
for nearly two decades. He moved to Lee County in 1977 from Topeka, KS.
Anthony was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and he was a 3rd
Degree member of the Knights of Columbus St. Andrew Council # 7131.
Survivors include his son Jim (Cheryl) Abate and daughter and
son-in-law Cindy and Jim Clapsaddle; five grandchildren; Tim (Kim)
Blackburn, Grace (Erich) Blackburn, Gary (Rose) Blackburn, Andy
Blackburn and Steven Clapsaddle; seven great-grandchildren; Ashlee, Tim
Jr., Katelyn, Gary Jr., Tiarose, Austin and Alexandra. Also surviving
is Anthony's sister Angela DiGennaro of Staten Is. And many nieces and
nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM
Thursday March 29, 2007 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial will
follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive
friends for viewing Wednesday evening between the hours of 6:00 to 8:00
PM at the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and
Crematory, 1306 Lafayette St. Cape Coral.
Fort Myers News-Press, April 8, 2012 - Joan Abrahamson, beloved wife of Roy, devoted mother of Julie (Kohl), Frank and Bobby, mother-in-law to Glen Kohl, and joyous grandmother of Ben and Zoe Kohl, was born November 20, 1937 in New York City. A gifted potter, spirited Yoga enthusiast, creative homemaker and gardener, Joan graduated with honors and a degree in computer sciences from Georgia State University. Proudest of her children's and grandkids' accomplishments she leaves a legacy of warm humor, highest standards of personal excellence, endless compassion, and tireless energy. After her 1957 marriage in New York and a long residence in Atlanta Joan built her dream home on Sanibel Island and enjoyed more than 20 happy years with nature and the arts. Joan is also survived by her brother Irwin of Washington DC, many cousins across the country, and her cherished works of pottery.
Fort Myers News-Press April 17, 2009 Frances H. Abrams, 77, of N. Fort Myers passed away April 13, 2009 at Lee Memorial Hospital. She was born in Alliance, Florida and came to Fort Myers in 1953. She resided here for 56 years. She was a CNA at Lee Memorial Hospital for many years and then …Church of Cape Coral. She is the wife of the late Sam Abrams and is survived by 8 children, that she loved dearly and was always there for them. They are; Donna Dooley, Michael Abrams, Richard Abrams, John Abrams, Patricia Abrams Bowles, Jeffrey Abrams, Lisa Abrams Brown, all of N. Fort Myers and Donald Abrams of Virginia. She has 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren that were very precious to her. Nothing more could put a smile on her face than to have them walk through the door and give her a big hug and kiss.Frances has four living sisters; Joyce Nielson of Tallahassee, Janie Hansford of Gainesville, Diane Bertsch of Lakeland, Linda Hawkins of Lakeland two living brothers James Earl Hagen of Lakeland and George Hansford of Pensacola. Services will be held Monday, April 20th, viewing 10:00 AM, and service 11:00 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. Pastor Carl Daly will be officiating.
Fort Myers News-Press, January 6, 2013 - Maria Antonia Acevedo, 78, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013. She was born on February 3, 1934 in Puerto Rico to Jose and Eduarda Rosario Cruz. Maria is survived by her loving family including her children, Jaime (Eileen) Acevedo, Rafael (Carol) Acevedo, Mildred (Pete) Doddato, and Alex (Joann) Cadreau; grandchildren, Racquel (Chris) Matijak, Jennifer (Joseph) Matlock, Sydni Acevedo, James (Lisa) Acevedo, David (Bonny) Acevedo, Michael (Sheena) Acevedo, Daniel Figueroa, Robert Figueroa, and Elisa (Aaron) Dunn; 12 great grandchildren; siblings, Lucy Cruz, Salvador Cruz, Jose Luis Cruz, Carmen Rosario, and Reynaldo Cruz. Maria is preceded in death by her husband Jaime Acevedo, daughter Evelyn Cadreau, and sister, Esther Mendez. Visitation will start at 4 p.m. with the Funeral Services celebrated at 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 6th at Lighthouse Fellowship, 269 SW 2nd Terrace, Cape Coral. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for Maria's family
Tampa Tribune, December 17, 2005 - George John Achin, 74, of Tampa, went home to be with the Lord December 15, 2005. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Alba; son, George, and his wife, Aida; daughter, April, and her husband, Dwayne Morgan; grandchildren, Alec, Ashley, Trinity and Christopher; brother, Robert of Cleveland, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. George worked for Tampa Electric for 35 years. He was a member and a teacher at Faith Outreach Center Church. A funeral service will take place 10 a.m. Monday, December 19, 2005, at Faith Outreach Center Church, with interment to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to LifePath Hospice, Melech House. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services (813) 237-2900
Fort Myers News-Press, May 20, 2005 - Lois Volk Ackerman, age 70, of Cape Coral died on Thursday, May 18, 2005 at Hope Hospice South, Ft. Myers. She was born on August 17, 1934 in Sharon, PA, a daughter of Louis and Sara Greenberger. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Lois lived in the area since 1961 and with her first husband opened the first pharmacy in N. Ft. Myers, Star Pharmacy. She later operated Star Gifts at Page Field and Southwest Florida International Airport for over 30 years. She was a member of the North Ft. Myers Rotary Club where she served on the Board of Directors, was a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. She was a member of Temple Judea, Ft. Myers and Bat Yam Temple, Sanibel and was an active supporter of a variety of charities including local Jewish and community organizations. After her retirement, she planned on visiting relatives, touring Australia and volunteering in Australia before taking her brick and mortar business to the internet. She had a wicked sense of humor, a ready laugh and loved a good joke. She was the wife of the late Sidney Ackerman and the late Lawrence Volk. She is survived by her children, Valerie (Steve) Mindlin of Tallahassee, FL, David Volk (Cindy Katz) of Seattle, WA and Pamela (Tim) Cone of Sacramento, CA, her stepchildren, Steve (Helen) Ackerman, Alan (Wendy) Ackerman and Joel (Karen) Ackerman, all of Minneapolis, MN, Eve Ackerman (Howard Rosenblatt) of Gainesville, FL and Mitchell (Debbie) Ackerman of Boynton Beach, FL, 5 grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, her sister, Beverly Meisel of Cape Coral and her nephews, Jay and Dean (Jackie) Meisel. A funeral service will be conducted TODAY, Friday, May 20, 2005 at 1:00 PM in the North Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 3453 Hancock Bridge Parkway, N. Ft. Myers. Interment will follow in the Temple Beth-El Cemetery of Ft. Myers City Cemetery.
News-Press, April 14, 2013 - Mary Lee
(Scranton) Ackert, 79, an award-winning local artist, passed
Friday, April 12 in the loving presence of her family. She
leaves her husband of 57 years,
Robert P. Ackert, Sr. of
Fort Myers News-Press, December 20, 2004 - James A. Ackroyd with his wife, Nancy at his side, where she has been for the past 54 1/2 years, Jim died at 7:05 PM on Thursday, December 16, 2004 at Hospice House after a long battle with cancer. Jim was born on July 2, 1928, the son of Ruth E. Wales Ackroyd and Alfred Ackroyd in Cannonsburg,PA. He attended grade school and high school in Cannonsburg, graduating from High School in 1946. He attended Carnegie Mellon Institute for 2 years. He began working part-time as a postal clerk at the Cannonsburg U.S. Post Office during his high school days. After graduation, he went to work at the Pennsylvania Transformer Company, which later became Cooper Industries. Jim worked at the plant in Cannonsburg for 42 years, ending his career as a Plant Production Manager. He retired in July 1987 and he and Nancy moved to Florida the same year. He became a part-time tour guide at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates in November of 1987 and retired from there in July, 2004 after 17 years of service. Jim served in the U.S. Army for 1 1/2 years after high school. During the Korean War, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He had honorable discharges from both branches of service. He then returned to the Cannonsburg area. Jim and Nancy did just about everything together. While up north, they were ice skating dancers and were members of the Ice and Blades Club of Washington, PA for a number of years. When they moved to Florida, they started Ballroom Dancing. They enjoyed both of these hobbies. Memorial services will be held at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. With Military Rites conducted by the American Legion. Inurnment will be in Oaks Springs Cemetery Cannonsburg PA.
Ft. Myers News-Press, July 17, 2003 - Elio J. Acosta, 47, of Lehigh Acres passed away July 15, 2003. Elio was a loving husband, father, son and uncle. He is survived by his wife, Sonia, 3 daughters, Carmen, Karrina, and Ingrid, one step-daughter Licet, his sister Esperanza and his parents, Elio and Carmelina, He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 18, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, May 21, 1956 -- Elbert S. Acuff, a retired fishing guide, died Saturday night. He moved to this area at the age of 11 and was a guide for Thomas A. Edison, the Ringling Brothers and the Sheaffer Pen Co. He was a member of the Central Methodist Church, American Legion and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Una Acuff, three daughters, Mrs.Mary Charles Chernin, Ft. Myers; Mrs. Ann Marie Hicks, Rapid City, SD; Mrs. Coleen Huddleston, Chatanooga, TN; 4 brothers Rupert of Estero, Roy of Jacksonville, Eustace of Fort Myers, Arthur of California and & grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Royal Page and Rev. G. C. Prentice officiating. Pallbearers will be Delmar Herrington, Clyde White Sr., Wm. Persons, Bill Johns, Flanders Thompson & George Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Men's Bible Class of Central Methodist Church. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 4, 1985 -- Eustace Lloyd Acuff, 85, of No. Ft. Myers and most recently of the Aloha Retirement Home, born April 19, 1899 in Golden Rod, TX, passed away Sunday at Lee Mem. Hosp. He came to this area in 1900 and worked as a fisherman until WWII when he enlisted in the Coast Guard. He was a retired Road Supervisor for the State of FL since 1956 He is survived by his brother, Arthur V. Acuff of Calif.; nieces and nephews, Loretta Mabry, Norma Walters, Roy Acuff, Jerry Acuff, Ruby Kirkland, Margie Handly, Geneva Hall, Roger Acuff, Faye Lewis, Henry Acuff, Caleene Huddleston, Anna Marie Hicks and Mary C.Chernin. Funeral services will be Tues. at 2 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home,..Elder Lowell Jones officiating. Arrangements by Memorial Garden Funeral Home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Thursday, March 31, 1983 -- Florence Tootsie Whidden Acuff, 82, of North Fort Myers died Tuesday. She is survived by four daughters, Ruby Kirkland of Naples, Fay Lewis of Immokalee, Margie Handley of Alva and Jeniva Hall of Ft. Myers; three sons, Henry Acuff of Macon, GA, Roger Acuff of Alva and Jerry Acuff of No. Ft. Myers; one sister, Katie Murphy of Naples; 3 brothers, Sam Whidden, Bob Whidden and Stanley Whidden, all of Corkscrew, FL; 15 grandchldren, 40 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Lauster, Pastor of the Naples Church of God, officiating.The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Dwayne Acuff, David Acuff, Travis Lewis,Gary Strout, Boby hendley,Larry Williams. honorary pallbearers will be Lamar Hall and Donny Pollock.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 27, 1979 -- Rupert A. Acuff, 82, of North Fort Myers, died Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Florence Acuff; four daughters, Ruby Kirkland of Naples, Fay Lewis of Immokalee, Margie Handley of Alva and Jeniva Hall of Fort Myers; three sons, Henry Acuff of Macon, Ga., Roger Acuff of Alva and Jerry Acuff of No. Ft. Myers; two brothers, Eustace Acuff of No. Ft.Myers and Arthur Acuff of Napa, Calif.; 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS July 9, 1987 -- Una Mary Owen Acuff of Grace Avenue, Fort Myers, died Monday. She was born March 20, 1898 in Montgomery Co., AL. She was married to Elbert Sylvanus Acuiff in 1918 and moved to Fort Myers at that time. Mr. Acuff preceded her in death in 1956. Their son, Elbert O. Acuff was killed during WWII in 1945. Surviving is one sister, Ouida C. Owen and daughters and sons-in-law, Coleene and Harold Huddleston, Ann Marie and John F. Hicks, Mary Charles and Harry Chernin, 10 grandchildren, Sandra Rawe, Hal Huddleston, Susan Range, Kathleen Marshall, Jacquelin Chesney, Mary Helen Sakeliarios, David Hicks, Leslie Morrsale, Nancy Romstadt, Betsy Vereb and 7 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Acuff was a charter member or Central United Methodist Church since 1921, a member of Gold Star Mothers, a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxilliary and a member of the Lee Co. Pioners Club. Funeral service will be conducted today at 1:00 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church with Rev. Thomas McRee and Rev. Douglas Clewis officiating. Pallbearers will be Hal Huddleston, David Hicks, Larry Range, Roger Vereb, Lloyd Chesney, Ray Morreale, Joe Romstadt and Tommy Moot. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. A memorial fund will be established at Central United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel.
NAPLES DAILY NEWS, June 11, 1969 -- William David Acuff, 53, died Tuesday at his home, 2715 Tamiami Trail. A native of Estero, he was a machinist and a veteran of World War II. Acuff is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Floraine Asselin, Pensacola; a son, David, Ft. Myers; three brothers Henry, Macon, GA, Roger and Jerry, both of Ft. Myers; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Kirkland, Naples; Mrs. Faye Lewis, Beauferton, NC, Mrs. Margie Handley, Alva, and Mrs. Geneva Johnson, Ft. Myers; his father, Rupert, Estero; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Naples Chapel of the Richard A. Pittman Funeral Homes with Rev. Walter Lauster of the Naples Church of God officiating.Burial will folow in Naples Memorial Gardens.
News-Press, December 24, 2011 - Aleta
Sue (McDaniel) Adam, 66, died December 22, 2011, in Fort
She had been battling a recurrence of cancer for over a year, and she
complications from esophageal cancer. A Lee County
native, Aleta was born August
4, 1945 and raised in Fort Myers,
of her life in southwest
Caloosa Belle, 31 Dec 2004--Ramon Adame Jr., age 53, of LaBelle, passed away December 27, 2004, in Naples. He was born March 13, 1951, in San Antonio, TX. He was a longtime resident of the area. Survivors include his daughters: Cyndi Armour (Jeremy), Martha Adame and Brenda Walker (Gary), all of LaBelle; former wife: Odelia Vasquez of LaBelle; sisters: Beatrice Gutierrez and Petra Rueda, both of LaBelle, Isabelle Campbell of Immokalee, Hope Adame of N. Ft. Myers and Dominga Vela of Lehigh Acres; and grandchildren: Tamika Jackson, Jasmine Armour, Shariah Armour, Leeanne Armour, Brady Walker and Cal Walker.Funeral Services were held December 30, 9 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in LaBelle with Father Jiobani Batista officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
News-Press August 26, 2010
Alfred Hugh Adams, formerly of Bokeelia,
Florida since 1999, was
born in Punta Gorda, Florida on March 8, 1928 to Alfred A and Irene
Gatewood Adams and passed into life with Christ on August 23, 2010. He
attended Charlotte High School and earned his BS, Masters and Doctorate
from Florida State University (FSU).He was the Captain of the FSU
football team in 49, 50 and was their first Little All American tackle.
He was also a varsity assistant football coach and the Assistant Dean
of Men at FSU. From FSU he was appointed the Superintendent of Schools
for Charlotte County, Florida. From there he became President of
Broward Community College. After 19 years at BCC, he retired but was
asked to serve as Executive Director of the Broward Center for the
Performing Arts and then President of the Broward Performing Arts
Foundation. He was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at FSU as well
as CharlotteHigh School.He served our country in the US Navy in the
Korean War and retired as Commander in the US Naval Reserves.He was a
dedicated and loving family man and was an active member and Sunday
School teacher in his church.He is survived by his wife Lynda Long of
Bokeelia; his children, Joy Adams Wamble (Russell) of Destin, FL;
Alfred (Al) Hugh Adams Jr, Paul Morgan Adams both of Tallahassee, FL;
Laura Adams, Tallahassee and his stepson Jason Scott Foures (Kristen)
of Naples, FL and his beloved puppy dog, Moses. His sister Eloise
McDougall of Punta Gorda, FL; her children Grant McDougall, Tammy
Wright and Melinda Grantham and Sandy McDougall (predeceased); his
first cousins Neil Gatewood and Mildred Hommer. His grandchildren,
Morgan Wamble King (Charley), Lindsey Wamble, Will Wamble, Linda Adams,
Nick Adams, Joe Adams and great granddaughter Mary Adams King.A
memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, August 26 at the
First Baptist Church of Pine Island. In lieu of flowers, send gifts to
the Benevolent Fund at the First Baptist Church of Pine Island at 5363
Ave D, Bokeelia, FL 33392, 239/283-1737 or to the A Hugh Adams
Scholarship at Broward College Foundation, 110 E. Broward Blvd, Suite
750, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, 954/201-7470.
Ft Myers, News-Press, October
25, 2010 - George Edward Adams, a
of Lee County, died peacefully on Friday, October 22, under the watch
loving family and compassionate care of JoAnne's Hope Hospice staff in
Springs. Born in 1914 in Beach Grove (suburb of Indianapolis) Indiana,
would have been 96 on December 3. While attending University of
was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and met the love of his life, Leah
whom he married in 1937. After operating his prize-winning pure bread
cattle farm and completing development and build-out of two residential
sub-divisions, George moved his family to Fort Myers in 1951. Seeing
future potential in this area, George soon became actively involved in
estate brokerage business leading to the establishment of George E.
in 1956. Over the next 50 years, the family team became involved in
developments expanding roads, utilities and boundaries in the City of
Myers. During his many years as a pioneer in the local real estate
George was also a leader in his profession and community by serving as
President of the Board of Realtors, President of the Committee of 100
of Commerce) and as a founding member of Rotary South. George was
death by his wife of 64 years, Leah Adams; his sister, Mary Adams; his
Dr. Daniel and Ruth Adams; and his great granddaughter, Audra Royal.
survivors include his two children, Judy Royal and Dan (Kathy) Adams;
grandchildren, Dan (Mary) Royal III, Betsy (Walter) Newman, George
Heather Connors, Suzi (Dharmesh) Patel, Peter (Lauren) Adams, Dan
Jr, and Leah (Paul) Lonsdale; and twelve great grandchildren. A private
service and internment is planned through Harvey-Engelhardt-Metez
Donations to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908
George's memory would be truly appreciated.
Fort Myers News-Press, January 18, 1937 - Queenie Adams, for 11 years the kitchen genius in the home of Thomas Edison, won a race with death and arrived in Fort Myers in time to die among her friends and family at her Safety Hill home. Yesterday the best families of Fort Myers' colored section gathered to pay tribute in final rites for the fat, jolly negro woman. The Rev. L. J. Jenkins delivered an eloquent eulogy at the negro Baptist church and more than 250 followed to the colored cemetery in the funeral procession. Queenie, stricken with a heart ailment at the home of the former Mrs. Edison, now Mrs. Edward Hughes, at West Orange, N. J., wanted to come home to die. Against the advise of phyusicians she insisted on making the two-day trip. The Seaboard Air Line rerouted a train to aid her journey when members of the family Queenie called 'my people' arranged for her trip. Tuesday she succumbed at her home on Lamar avenue with her husband and children at her bedside
News-Press, Monday, November 13, 1972 - BOCA
GRANDE --Roy Crisler Adams, 74, of Tarpon Street,
Saturday. He was harbor master of the port of Boca Grande. He is
survived by his widow, Nell Adams, of Boca Grande; a daughter, Mrs.
Mills, of St. Paul, Minn. and four grandchildren. Funeral services will
11 a.m. Tuesday at the Edward R. Ponger Funeral Home in Port Charlotte.
Fort Myers News-Press, August21, 2011 - Carl Eugene Addison, was born November 25, 1927 on Marco Island & died July 30, 2011. He was the last surviving child of Nola N. (Williams) and Chester C. Addison. A resident of Fort Myers since 1937, he took great pride in preserving and sharing the family's pioneering history and genealogy. Pre-deceased by 7 siblings and his youngest son Chester C. (Chet) Addison, he is survived by children Cynthia Chomey (Barry), Nola Addison Pentz (Lonnie), Carl E. (Gene) Addison (Debi), their mother Joe Anna Bristol, 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by several first cousins, many other cousins, and nieces and nephews. A proud WWII veteran, he served his country in the Merchant Marine and U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater. There he was witness to atomic bomb testing. After the military he was an insurance agent, later a road and highway construction superintendent, and later in life a licensed security guard working until the age of 82. A celebration of Carl's life will be held Saturday, August 27 at 11:00 am in the Hospice Chapel at 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral.
Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, April 11,1985 -- Chester C. Addison, 87, died Tuesday April 9,1985. Born in Marco,Island, FL. June 6,1897, moving to Ft.Myers in 1938.He was a retired employee of Daniels Boat Yard, and for 25 years owned the C&N Nursery on Crawford Street. He was a veteran of WW1 and a member of the American Legion Post # 38. He is survived by four daughters, Wavia L.Corbitt of N.Ft.Myers; Margaret Hay of Labelle, Elouise Farmer of San Antonio, Texas, Vita Rogers of Ft. Myers; two sons, Claude Addison and Carl Addison, both of Ft.Myers; Two sisters, Dolly Storter of Ft. Myers and Alice Graziano of Medford, Mass.; Three brothers, Richard and George Addison of Naples, Earnest Addison of N.Ft. Myers; Twenty three grandchildren,; forty nine great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation on Friday, April 12th, from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home on McGregor Blvd. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13th, at the Gardner Baptist Church in Gardner, Florida. Graveside committment services by the American Legion Post #38 of Ft. Myers. Honorary pallbeaerers are: John K. Corbitt Jr., Thomas M.Eason, Sr., and Thomas M.Eason Jr. Pallbearers will be the grandsons, Joe Rogers, Ricky Rogers,Mike Rogers, Chet Addison, Gene Addison, Buddy Addison, and Bill Moffett. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ft Myers News-Press Dec 17 2005, Chester Claude Addison, age 47, of N. Ft. Myers, died on December 15, 2005 as a result of a traffic accident. He was born on April 25, 1958 in Ft. Myers.He is survived by his daughters, Amber of TX and Sage of Naples; his stepdaughter, Sarah; his grandchildren, Ryan and Alexia; his mother, Joe Anna Bristol; his father, Carl E. Addison; his brother, Carl E. (Debbie) Addison, Jr.; his sisters, Cynthia (Barry) Chomey and Nola (Lonnie) Pentz. A Celebration of hii life will be conducted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the National Cremation Society, 35435 Hancock Bridge Pkwy, N. Ft. Myers where the family will receive friends after 1:00 PM.
Fort Myers News-Press, May 10, 2011 - Claude M. "Buddy" Addison of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at his residence. He was born May 29, 1953 in Fort Myers, FL and came to Lake Wales from Fort Myers in 2004. He worked at the Polk County Property Appraiser's Office and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the Cedar Hammock Hunt Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and vegetable gardening.,Buddy was preceded in death by his father, Claude Addison and a daughter, Erika Rose Addison. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Addison; one daughter, Jennifer and Paul Shumway of Eustis; mother, Rose Addison of Lake Wales; two sisters, Priscilla "Noodle" Gleason of Fort Myers and Joyce Landsteiner of Tavernier; two nephews, four nieces and one great-niece. Visitation was held from 10:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales. Interment will follow at the Lake Wales Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family and the webcast of the service can be viewed at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, September 3, 1989-- Claude M. Addison, Sr., 67,of Fort Myers, died Saturday. He had been a resident since 1938, formerly of Marco Island. Mr. Addison was a native Floridian, a Navy veteran of WWII, served with the Fort Myers Police Dept. for six years and was an employee of the Lee County Co-op for many years. He was a former member of the Noth Fort Myers V.F.W. Post #10127. Mr. Addison is survived by his wife,Rose; one son, Claude, Jr.; two daughters, Joyce Landsteiner and Pricilla Gleason and one brother, Carl, all of Fort Myers; three sisters, Margaret Hay of LaBelle, Vita Mae Rogers of Fort Myers; and Eloise Farmer of San Antonio, Texas, and 8 grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, with Rev. Elwood Kern officiating.
Ft.Myers, FL. News-Press, May 8,1989- Pg.5-B - Ernest Addison, 77, of Fort Myers died Thursday, May 4, 1989. He had been a lifetime resident of the Naples-Fort Myers area. He is survived by his son Darrell Addison of Naples, one sister, Dolly Storter of Fort Myers; a nephew, Claude Addison of Estero; a niece, Glen Bowers and several other nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Tuesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at Naples Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Elwood F. Kern of the Bonita Springs Church of God officiating. Friends may call Monday from 6-9 pm at the Earl G. Hodges Funeral Chapel in Naples.
Fort Myers News-Press - 2004-11-28 -- Homer J. Addison, 97, of Engelwood died Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at Cape Coral. He was a native of Punta Gorda. He was the son of Locke P. Addison and Maysoura Lofton Hall. Mr. Addison was a Navy veteran of World War II, he had owned and operated a restaurant in Englewood. Mr. Addison is survived by his brother Ferguson Addison of West Palm Beach, his niece Virginia Sparks Barnard of Ft. Myers. Graveside funeral services will be 10:00 AM Monday, November 29, 2004 in Fort Ogdon Cemetery with Reverend Charles Carroll of the Central United Methodist Church officiating.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 26, 1938-- Mrs. Ida Leathen Addison, 39, died yesterday at the Lee Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband Rosco, three sons, R. L. Jr., Charles William and Floyd; four daughters, Moina, Ruby, Louise and Imogene; one sister, Mrs. H. L. Sykes of South Carolina, and a brother William of Buckingham. She has made her home at Buckingham for the past 12 years. The funeral arrangements will be announced later by Lawrence A. Powell, who is in charge. (Buckingham Cemetery)
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 4, 1934--Joseph Addison, 61-year-old Buckingham farmer, died yesterday morning at the Lee Memorial hospital after an illness of several weeks' duration. He came to Fort Myers 20 years ago and has operated a farm near Orange river. Mr. Addison is survived by two brothers, Albert of Marco and Richard of Loughman, Florida. Funeral arrangements will be made by Lawrence A. Powell.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Monday, July 6, 1981 Laura Belle McDaniel Addison, 80, of Pearl St, Alva, FL, passed away July 2, 1981. She had been a lifetime resident of Lee County and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Alva. She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Welch of Fort Myers and Annabelle Des Forges of Fort Polk, LA; also 14 grandchildren including Margaret Sessions of Fort Myers; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Alva with the Rev. John Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Alva Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press May 10, 2009 Steven Wayne Adkins, 37, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Tuesday May, 5th 2009. Steve was born on May 26th, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the son of Frank S. Adkins and Dolores L. Adkins of Fort Myers, Florida. Steve grew up in Cape Coral, Florida and was a 1989 graduate of Cape Coral High School. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Steve has been a life long member of the McGregor Baptist Church. He lived in Tampa, Florida where he had a successful career in the sales industry. In 1999 Steve moved back to Fort Myers to help with his family's custom home building business. He worked for several years alongside his father Frank. Recently, Steve had left the family business after landing his dream job in the aviation industry. He was on top of the world. He loved the company and his new colleagues and felt the possibilities were endless. Steve had a passion for life. He was known for his outgoing charismatic personality. Steve never met a stranger. He was a deeply compassionate, caring person. He would give his last dime to help a friend. Steve's friends said that he was someone that they always looked up to. He was exceptionally loyal, understanding, and supportive. Steve was a true gentleman who treated everyone he met with respect. Steve had friends in all walks of life, and he usually made new ones each day. He loved all aspects of aviation and flying. Growing up he excelled in kickboxing and won numerous competitions. Steve was deeply loved by all who knew him and will be remembered in the hearts of all those whose lives he touched. He was a devoted, faithful and loving father. He cherished spending time with his son, Brady.Steve's love and commitment to his family knew no limits. Steve is survived by his 10 year old son Brady Steven Carson of Lithia, Florida, his parents Dolores and Frank Adkins of Fort Myers, grandmother Kathleen Weyer of Cape Coral, Florida, sister Jan Logsdon and husband David of Louisville, Kentucky, brother Rick Diehl of Cape Coral, Florida, and nieces Jill, Jennifer, Julie, Jeanne, and Jacquelyn, uncle James Heuglin and wife RoseAnne, their sons Joseph and James Heuglin of Cape Coral, Florida, uncle John Heuglin of Louisville Kentucky, cousins John, Rodney, and Brandi of Louisville, Kentucky, and his long time beloved partner in life, Sally. A memorial service will be held Monday May 11th, 2009 at 3:00pm at the McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Florida.
Fort Myers News-Press May 2, 2008 Josephine Gertrude Ailant, "Josie", "Jo", 95 of Fort Myers was taken into the arms of her Lord, Monday, April 28, 2008. Josie was the 8th and last bundle of joy born to Larkin and Sibyl Betry on November 15, 1912 in Berlin, Wisconsin. Josie received her teacher's certificate in 1932 from Green Lake County, Wisconsin. In 1952, with 6 children, Josie and her late husband, Edward, moved to Fort Myers. The family began their roots as parishioners of St. Francis Xavier Church and School. The involvement of the entire family, focusing on the needs of the church and clergy, became foremost of importance. As a working mother of six, Josie found time to iron and cook for the clergy while the family folded weekly bulletins, dusted pews or planted flowers on the church grounds. She remained an active member of the PTA and PSTA, volunteering on behalf of her children and grandchildren. In 1960, Josie took a position at the First National Bank where she continued through her retirement. Josie remained an active senior by involving herself more closely with her adult children and volunteer efforts. She was a weekly docent at the Historical Museum in Fort Myers and an office holding member of the CCW at St. Francis Xavier Church. Josephine will be most remembered perhaps not for her spirit of generosity but rather her sincere generosity of spirit. She is greatly missed by her closest friends and family. Josephine was a devoted wife to Edward Anthony Ailant (deceased 9-1-80); a loving mother to daughters Patricia Dukes (deceased 4-5-81), Michelle Erwin and Kathryn (Mark) Schwartz; son, Edward L. (Sherry), Richard "Dickie" (deceased 1-14-46) and James. She was blessed with 15 grandchildren including Dawn (Chad) Davis and L. Cpl. Shane E. Ailant USMC (Iraq) who reside in Fort Myers. Great grandchildren were few but very treasured. Yet, she is now the treasure that we are always keeping close in our hearts.Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. from 2-4pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 5, 2008 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 10:00am with burial following at the Fort Myers Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting a Catholic donation or contribution be made in celebration of the life of Josephine Ailant's memory to St. Francis Xavier School Scholarship Assistance fund by contacting Betty Anderson at 334-7707 ext. 224
Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-06-29-- Helen Agnello, 88, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Monday, June 27, 2005. Helen was born in Toronto, Canada. She served proudly in the US Army as a Sergeant in WWII. Helen was a life member of VFW #8463 of Cape Coral and a member of the Honor Guard. Helen is survived by her daughters, Barbara and Marlene; her grandson Peter. A graveside service will be held at Coral Ridge Cemetery, TODAY, June 29, 2005 at 1 PM. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, May 8, 2012 - Evelyn Irene Agrifoglio, 78, of Cape Coral passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012. She was born in Chicago, IL to Martha (nee Susalski) and Edmond Krupinski. Evelyn worked and retired from the Cape Coral Finance Dept. as an accounting clerk after 17 years. She was an active member of the Italian American Club and enjoyed travel and spending time with family and friends. Evelyn is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years Alfred; 4 loving children Lynda (Chris) Prater, Donna (Ralph) Mowls, Nancy (Gary) Coy of Lake Worth, FL and Patty (John) Huls of Lakeland, FL; 7 cherished grandchildren and one great granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her dear son Thomas. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery between the hours of 5 - 8pm. A funeral mass will be held at 10am on Thursday, May 10th at St. Andrews Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Evelyn's name to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33909. Online condolences can be made at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com
Fort Myers News-Press, July 31, 2011 - Olayinka Olutokunbo Akingbade, 52, was granted her wings and placed among the angels in heaven on the evening of July 22, 2011. "Ola" was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She followed her eldest sister Abosede Thomas to New York City in the '70s to pursue further education and better quality of life in the U.S. After earning her bachelor's degree from CUNY, she went on to work as a microbiologist at New York University Medical Center. Ola and her two boys moved to Cape Coral in 2001 for a fresh start. There she continued her career as a lab technician at Cape Coral Hospital. Besides her career she invested innumerable amounts of time at various churches - most recently at Vineyard Community Church. In 2009, Ola started a youth community program called the Lighthouse which she used to organize events where teens could have fun, stay out of trouble and worship God. She was a beacon of light and joy wherever she went, and with whomever she encountered. Her faith was so undeniable and contagious that in her presence you always felt the spirit of God. Olayinka is survived by her two sons Adeshola "Ad." Adigun and Adebola "Malike" Adigun, her sisters and brothers Abosede "Big Mommy," Yemisi, Abiodun, Oluremi, and Olaniyi. As well as here nieces and nephews Kemi, Bimbo, Omolara, Busayo, Femi. Jr., Niyi, Tobi, Tola, Wale, Olumide, Taiwo, Kehinde, Oyinlola and Jide. Other family members and friends will also always remember her. Funeral services will be held Tuesday August 2 at 11:00 AM at Vineyard Community Church, 923 SE 47th Terrace with interment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 4-8 PM at the church. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home
Fort Myers News-Press Aug 10, 2003 Sarah Ingram San Filippo Alaimo, 77, of San Jose, CA., passed away August 5, 2003. She was born Sept. 27, 1926 in Ft. Myers to Hugh and Ruth Ingram and graduated from Ft. Myers Senior High in 1944. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Johnny Alaimo; daughters Sandra Lawrence of San Jose and Marcelle (John) Nyssen of McMinnville, OR; son George San Filippo of San Jose; sister Katherine E Ingram (Eddie) Nolen of Ft. Myers; stepchildren John Jr., Ralph, Sal and Debbie of San Jose; 6 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, George San Filippo, and sisters Frances Ingram Lemley and Esther Ingram Wheling.The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 12, at 1:30 PM with services at 3:00 PM at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. Interment will follow at Ft. Myers Cemetery on Michigan Ave. Pallbearers will be Ben, Neal and John Nyssen, Kenneth Lawrence, Mitchell Alaimo and George San Filippo.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - Wednesday, October 8, 1986-- Ethel Mae Albritton, 78, of Fort Myers, passed away Monday. She had been a long time resident of Lee County and was a member of the Church of God, Lehigh Acres.Mrs. Albritton is survived by three sons, Lamar Albritton, Willard D. Albritton, both of Fort Myers and Calvin Albritton of North Fort Myers; two daughters, Sara Mae Hinkle of LaBelle and Vera Laverne Hendricks of Fort Myers; a brother, Charles Daughtry of Fort Myers; two sisters, Lessie Addison of Naples and Celia Goodman of Alabama; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard with Rev. Joseph P. Hubbard and Pastor Jim Ellis of Harvest Temple Church of God, Lehigh Acres, officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery (Garden of Memories).
NEWS-PRESS, July 15, 200l-- Geraldine L. Albritton, 64 of Lehigh Acres, died July 15, 200l. Born in LaBelle, FL, she has been a resident of Lee County since childhood. She leaves her husband, Lamar and son, Barry of Lehigh Acres, daughters, Rebeca Becknell and Toni Spivey of Ohio, and Katherine Crumbley of GA; also 12 grand & great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by children, Donald and Susan Cottrell. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm at Temple Baptist Church of Hwy 31. Funeral service will be at 7 pm, presided by Rev. Ken Griffith; burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park. Anderson Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, Aug 12 2006 -- Eunice Jeraldine (Langford) Albritton Thomas, age 73, of LaBelle, went to heaven August 11, 2006 in Cape Coral. She was born Aug. 3, 1933 in Lakeport to Oscar Langford Sr. and Gladys Lena (Goggin) Langford. Everyone knew her as Jeraldine or Jeri. She was a Native Floridian and has been a small business owner, worked in the trucking industry, newspaper delivery and volunteered with Senior Connections in LaBelle. Jeri made the best Guava Jelly in LaBelle and most of all she was a great and loving mother and grandmother. Survivors include sons: Gary Allen Albritton and Rex Jeffery Albritton, daughters: Nancy Lou Smith (Nick) and Patricia Gale Albritton (Mike), brothers: Oscar Langford Jr. (Tracy) and David Wesley Langford (Donna), sister: Audrey Francis Langford (Dick) and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be Tue. August 15, 2006, 11:00 am at First Baptist Church-LaBelle with Reverend Frank Deerey Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E., Cape Coral, FL 33909.Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 15, 1934--James Albritton, 79, died yesterday morning at his home in Tice. Funeral services were held at Fort Green Springs in the afternoon. Arrangements were in charge of Lawrence A. Powell. In addition to his widow, he is survived by six children, Henry, Arch and Ander Albritton, and Mrs. Ollie Brown, Mrs. Sarah Summeral and Miss Alice Albritton.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Aug.
30, 1950 - Funeral services
will be held at 2:30 pm today at the Roberts Funeral Home in Arcadia
Nathan Albritton, retired farmer and groveman, who died
was 75 years old. Survivors include his widow, a brother, W. C.
Fort Myers, a son, Claude Albritton of Fort Myers, Mrs. Isaac Johns of
Myers, a daughter, and three other daughters living in central Florida.
24, 1935 - W. O.
Alderman, 61 years old, died yesterday after a heart
attack at his
home...He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Alderman, a son, J.
two daughters, Miss Nell Alderman and Mrs. Ursula Hunter and a
Hunter. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at
graveside in the Joshua Creek cemetery near Arcadia. Rev. E. Evans has
of the service and arrangements are being made by Lawrence A. Powell.
January 14, 2011 - Louise Vaught
Alexander passed away January 12, 2011 at the age of 88 at
her home in Gulf
Coast Village, Cape Coral, FL, after a long illness. Louise was born in
Lubbock, TX on December 2, 1922. She attended Lubbock schools and Texas
before being employed by the USAF as a Supervisor of Airplane Parts
during which time she met and married her husband of 67 years. Louise
a resident of Florida for the past 27 years after moving to Palm Beach
in 1983 from Schenectady, NY where she resided with her husband and
29 years. In 2001 Louise moved with her husband to Burnt Store Marina
Country Club where they lived until their recent move to Gulf Coast
is survived by her husband, C. Everts Alexander, three children, Dennis
Alexander of Cape Coral, FL, Robert E. Alexander of Cumming, GA, and
Wood of Danielsville, GA. She is survived also by eight grandchildren
great grandchildren. Louise was active as a volunteer at Ellis Hospital
she lived in Schenectady, NY. She also loved playing golf, reading,
computer games, and completing the daily crossword puzzle along with
avid bridge player. She was a lover of animals and especially loved
services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Saturday January 15, 2011 at
Cemetery in Cape Coral. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louise's
memory may be
made to the Gulf Coast Village Foundation, 1333 Santa Barbara
Coral, FL 33991. Please visit www.metzfuneralhome.com to view Louise's
Caloosa Belle, Feb 23
80, of the Cattail Creek Area of Burnsville, NC, died Saturday,
February 19, 2005, after a brief illness at Memorial Mission Hospital,
Ashville, NC. He was born June 21, 1924. The son of Myrton and Evelyn
Allen, and was a long time resident of LaBelle, a regular visitor to
Burnsville for many years and then a full time resident of Cattail
Creek for the last seven years. He was the kind and caring husband of
his wife, Gloria B. Allen, who survives him. He was preceded in death
by a son, Timothy B. Allen; a son/nephew, Joseph McDaniel; a brother,
Wayne Allen; and two sisters, Daisy Parsons and Glenda Allison.He
served four years in the Navy during WW II and four years in the Army
during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Florida Department of
Transportation with 30 years of service in 1986. Jim was very proud of
his children and their accomplishments, loved being "Papa" to his
grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Surviving
are two sons, a daughter and two daughters/nieces who were a part of
his immediate family: James Michael Allen of Little Silver, NJ, Joseph
Patrick Allen of Spruce Pine, NC, Lucille Johnston of Venus, Fl, Linda
Taylor of Cocoa, Fl, and Sheryl Gray of Talbott, TN; two brothers:
Myrton Allen of Alexander City, AL, and Jack Allen of Immokalee; a
sister: Billie Ruth Gibson of Clewiston; 10 grandchildren, and five
great grandchildren.A memorial service was held at the Laurel Branch
Baptist Church, Pensacola, NC, Feb. 22. It is his family's intent to
return his cremated ashes to Florida at a later date.
St Petersburg Times,
July 9, 2010 – Robert L. Allison, Sr.
64, of Tampa, passed away July 5, 2010. He is survived by his wife
Robert L. Allison Jr. and Jeffrey Allison both of Tampa; brother, Karl
Allison Jr. of Largo; sister Ann Slevin of Lake Placid; and three
grandchildren. A memorial service will take place 10 am
10th, at Oakwood Community Church, 11209 Casey Road. In lieu of
contributions may be made to the Melech Hospice House. Swilley Funeral
Fort Myers News-Press, August 2, 1955 - Callie Altman, 64, a resident of Estero for the past seven years, died yesterday. She was a member of the Church of God of Estero. Surviving are her husband, H. A. Altman, Estero; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Tomb, Fort Myers, Mrs. Esther Williams, Bradenton, Mrs. Daisy McDonald, Miami, and a son, Paul Altman, Starke. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. August 5, 1955 - Funeral services for Callie Altman will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt funeral Home with Rev. Long officiating. Pallbearers will be Luke Skinner, Wilson Pigott, Frank Daniels, Dawson McDaniels, Elois Williams and Tom Forehand, Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, H. A. Altman, Estero; daughters, Mrs. Shirley Tomb, Fort Myers, Mrs. Ester Williams, Bradenton, Mrs. Daisy Mcdonald, Miami, Mrs. Betty Wilbanks, Miami, Mrs. Millie McDonald, Miami and son, Paul Altman, Starke, Fla.
Fort Myers News-Press, Tuesday, September 10, 1985 Charlie Lubie Altman, 82, of 5054 Billys Creek Drive, died on Monday. A native of Arcadia, Fla., he had been a resident of Fort Myers for the past 62 years, coming here from Wauchula, Fla.He is survived by his wife, Alice Altman of Fort Myers; two sons, Ed Altman and Roland Altman of Fort Myers; one sister, Mary McGowan of LaBelle, Fla., and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., with Rev. David Lemons, a retired minister of the Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery (Garden of Memories). Pallbearers will be: Paul Whidden, Cecil Stancel, Bill Rose, Gus Garcia, Leonard Hendry and Gene Pigott. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Caloosa Belle Dec 7, 2009 Gladys Marie Altman, 85 LABELLE - Gladys Marie Altman, age 85, of LaBelle, passed away Dec. 4, 2009, in LaBelle. She was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Alva, the daughter of the late Barney Lloyd and Wavie Etta (Lee) Williams. She was a Homemaker. She was a member of Church of God in LaBelle for many years. She married Hoyt Altman; he preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1987. Gladys was also was preceded in death by one son, Harley Altman who died June 5, 1995. Survivors include one son, Joe (Janet) Altman of LaBelle; one daughter, Kathy Pate of LaBelle; two brothers, Ed Williams, and Doyle Williams; and one sister, Faye Crouch. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at Church Of God-LaBelle, Highway 80, LaBelle, with Rev. Harold Hanks officiating. Interment will be Saturday, Dec. 12, in Muse Cemetery Muse. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Tuesday, March 5, 2002 - Jebtha L.'Jeb' Altman, Sr., 70, of Ft. Myers, died Saturday, March 2, 2002. A life long resident of this area and a veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired supervisor, with 34 years of service, for Florida Power and Light and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Mr. Altman is survived by his wife of 45 years, Phyllis Altman, a son, Jebtha L. (Connie) Altman, Jr., 3 daughters, Carmen (Dean) Williams, Carla (Larry) Ronco, Carlene (Mark) Burkhead, all of Ft. Myers, nine grandchildren, Robby, Tyler, Tayler, Jonathan, Travis, and Faith, Aaron, Louis & Jennifer. Also, a brother, Ronnie Altman of Ft. Myers, and a sister, Evelyn (Ralph) Lord of Pendleton, SC. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 12:00 PM at Crossroads Baptist Church with interment to follow in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call 4-7 PM TODAY, March 5, 2002 at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The family would prefer memorial contributions be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814 or Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft Myers, FL 33908.
Caloosa Belle September 17, 2010 Joseph Gordon Altman, age 58, of LaBelle, passed away September 7, 2010 in Lehigh Acres, Florida. He was born Sep. 25, 1951 in Arcadia, the son of the late Hoyt and Gladys (Williams) Altman. Mr. Altman married Janet Moffett on July 25, 1997. He was a Cattleman for many years. He was a 1970 graduate of LaBelle High School. Survivors include his wife: Janet (Moffett) Altman, one son: Raymond (Melissa) Altman, one sister; Kathy Pate, two grandchildren; Chase and Collden Altman, two step-sons; Russell Sullivan and Jarod Brown, three step grandchildren; Cameron Daniels, Ethan Brown and Kimberly Brown, one step-great granddaughter; Scarlet Smith. Graveside Services were held Mon. September 13, 2010 at 10:30 am at Muse Cemetery, Old Muse Road, Muse with Pastor Richard Barker officiating. Interment was Mon. September 13, 2010, in Muse Cemetery, Muse. Visitation was Sunday from 5-7 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, Florida .Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Wed.,
June 7, 1995--
Lloyd Harley Altman, 36, of Muse, died June 5, 1995. He was a
resident of Glades County. He is survived by his wife, Jana Altman of
Danielsville, Ga.; son, Jesse Altman of Muse; son, Justin Altman of
Kingsport, Tenn.; daughter, Leslie Altman of Lakeport, Fla.; mother,
Altman of Muse; brother, Joe Altman of Muse, and sister, Katherine Pate
Ortona, Fla.Services will be graveside thursday, June 8, 1995 at the
NEWS-PRESS - Thursday, November 17, 1994 Sidney "Roland" Altman, 69, a native of Fort Myers, died Monday, Novemer 14, 1994 at Fort Myers. A navy veteran of WWII, Mr. Altman served on board the battleship Missouri when the Japanese signed the peace treaty. He had been employed with Fort Myers Pepsico for 38 years and had been a member of the American Legion Post #38 of Fort Myers. Survivors include his wife, "Pat" Altman of Fort Myers; his mother, Alice Altman; his two daughters, Susan DeFelice and Ann Stumpf, both of Fort Myers; his brother, Ed Altman of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be 111:00 a.m. Thursday in the Russell Park Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Hagan officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery (Garden of Memories).
NEWS-PRESS, March 30, 1931
Illness Fatal to Mrs. Joaquin "King" Alvarez, Mother
of Four Children Dies in Hospital After Operation
Mrs. Anna Jane Alvarez,
36 years of age, died at the Lee Memorial hospital at 6 o'clock
yesterday afternoon following a long illness. Funeral ser vices were
held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Grand Avenue Methodist Church
with the Rev. Hubert Dodd officiating. Burial was in the Fort Myers
Cemetery. Lawrence A. Powell funeral home had charge. Death was caused
by cancer. She had been in the hospital for some time and recently
underwent an operation at which a five-pound tumor was removed from one
of the kidney. Dr. Ernest Bostleman had been her physician. Mrs.
Alvarez was the wife of Joaquin "King" Alvarez of Estero. She was born
in Portugal on July 26, 1894, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antone
Fernandez, and came to Punta Rassa in 1900 with her parents and two
sisters and one brother. She was seven years old at that time. The
family landed from a fishing vessel and lived for a time on Mound Key
where they were engaged as fishermen. Later they moved to Estero where
they have since resided. Ernest Frantz of Estero interested himself in
the family until his recent death. Mrs. Alvarez is survived by her
husband, three sons, Manuel, Raymond and Tony, and a 15-year-old
daughter, Delia. She also leaves three brothers, five sisters, seven
nieces and fifteen nephews. She was the oldest child of her family. Her
parents have nine children, seven of whom live in Estero and 23
grandchildren, 15 of whom live in Estero, 2 in Miami and 3 in Lakeland.
When the family landed at Punta Rassa from Portugal in 1900, they were
without means of support. Mr. Frantz heard of their predicament and
arranged for their support through fishing at which Antone Fernandez,
Mrs. Alvarez' father, was successful. Moving to Estero, Mr. Fernandez
established a comfortable home and operated a citrus grove. Two sons
and 4 daughters were born to the Fernandez' at Estero. All the nine
children are married except the two youngest sons, Joe Fernandez, aged
21, has two children. His wife died early in January of this year.
Survivors include the folowing sisters: Mrs Rose Soto, who has five
sons and a daughter and lives at Estero; Mrs. Charles Dora Leuttich,
who has three daughters and two sons and lives at Miami; Mrs. Walter
Lenora Whisler, who has one daughter and lives at Estero; Mrs. Fred
Lena Lesnett who has three sons and lives at Lakeland.
Tampa Tribune, Feb 14, 2009 - Patricia (C Maddox) Alvarez, passed away February 9, 2009. She is survived by her children, Suzanne, Ronnie, and David Alvarez; and grand- children, Devin, Stephen, Olivia, and Joshua. Those who knew her remember her as kind, generous and thoughtful, always seeing the good in everyone. She was born September 10, 1935, in Camilla, Ga. "Patsy" was the only child of Ralph C. "Red" Maddox of Georgia Bulldogs fame and Mildred P. Maddox. Following her father' s death in World War II, she and her mother moved to Tampa. A Plant High School graduate, she also obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Teaching from University of Tampa and taught for more than 30 years at Miles Elementary. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 39 years, Silvio Alvarez Jr., who also graduated from University of Tampa, where they were the campus "Lucy and Desi" couple. Vivacious and outgoing, her radiant smile, sparkling eyes and signature red hair could light up a room. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, lector for Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, actress in community theatre and was nominated for two Lary Awards. Join us in loving memorial at 4 p.m. Monday, February 16, 2009, at Harmony Church, 2517 W. Henry Ave. Tampa, FL 33614. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to: Hillsborough Education Foundation www.educationfoundation
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - Tuesday, June 17, 1975 Raymond G. Alvarez, 55, of 2342 Moreno Avenue, died Monday. Assistant fire chief for the City of Fort Myers, he was a lifelong resident of this area. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eloise M. Alvarez; a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Jane) Fandrew of North Fort Myers; three sons, Raymond G. Alvarez, Jr. of fFrt Myers, Ted Alvarez of North Fort Myers, and Danny Lee Alvarez of Fort Myers; two brothers, Tony Alvarez of Fort Myers and Mack Alvarez of Bonita Springs; a sister, Mrs. Della Smith of Estero and six grandchildren. Funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the Harvey Funeral Home with Dr. Jasper W. Smoak, pastor of Central Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery (Garden of Memories).
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, December 22, 1950- Rodney Alvarez, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Alvarez of 2851 Marsh Avenue, died yesterday. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Raymond Jr. and Ted Alvarez; a sister, Jean Alvarez and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pyles of Jacksonville. Arrangements by McQueen & oung funeral directors. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Feb. 8, 1931--Mrs. Bessie Alvey, 45, died at 5 pm yesterday in her home at 937 Hannah street after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm today in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street. The Rev. G. S. Roberts of the First Methodist church and the Rev. U. D. Tidwell of the Church of God will conduct the ceremonies. Burial will follow in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mrs. Alvery is survived by her husband, E. F. Alvey, and a son, Marvin.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - Monday, March 15, 1976 Mack Alvrus, 66, of Bonita Springs, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Mound Key, Fla., he had been a life resident of Bonita Springs. He was the former owner of Mack Standard Servioce of Bonita Springs. He was a member of Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Bonita Springs. Surviving are his wife, Mary Alvrus; two sons, Robert Louis Alvrus of Bonita Springs and Manuel Jackson Alvrus; one daughter-in-law, Vivian Patterson Alvrus; one daughter, Mrs. Nelson E. (Ann) Alvrus White; one brother, Tony Alvarez; one sister, Mrs. Hugh (Della) Smith and seven grandchildren, all of Fort Myers. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wilbur P. Crowder, minister of Lee Memorial United Methodist Church of Bonita Spring, officiating. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Nephews will be pallbearers.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, May 20, 1986 Mary Leitner Alvrus, 78, of Fort Myers, died May 18, born in Estero,Fla., she had been a lifetime resident of Lee County. She was the,daughter of K. A. and Ada Bedell Leitner and was preceded in death by,her husband Mack Alvrus in 1976. She was a member of the Lee Memorial,United Methodist Church of Bonita Springs, Caloosahatchee Chapter of the,Daughters of the American Revolution, the Letitia Ashmore Nutt Chapter,United Daughters of the Confederacy, Lee County Pioneer Club and the,Magna Carta Dames.She is survived by a daughter, Ann White and two sons, Jack and Bobby Alvrus, all of Fort Myers, son-in-law, Gene White and a daughter-in-law Vivian Alvrus, three sisters, Sarah L. Burke, her twin sister of Fort Myers, Alice L. Conner of Tampa, Fla., and Doris L.Barfield of Clermont, Fla., grandchildren, Leanne, Sarah, Mary Jewel,Eugene White, Annalisa, Rebekka and Jackson Alvrus. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the North Fort Myers Funeral Home, 870 Pondella Rd., with Rev. Waldo Farabee officiating.---FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Wednesday, May 21, 1986 Funeral services for Mary Leitner Alvrus, 78, of Fort Myers, will be today at 2 p.m. at the North Fort Myers Funeral Home, 820 Pondella Rd. with Rev. Waldo Farabee officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Walter Burke, Jr., James Conner, Doug Conner and Robert Thibodeau, Robert Smith, Lewis Leitner, Jr. and Lional Barfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Smith, George Smith, John McCullers, Angus Alvarez, Carl Alvarez, Ray Alvarez, Jr. and Ted Alvarez. North Fort Myers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
Jack Amar passed away at Hope Hospice on November 14, 2004. He was born & raised in New Brunswick, NJ, and as a young man, served his country proudly as a United States Marine. Jack has lived in Ft. Myers since 1970. Jack had a long and distinguished career in the automobile business, both in New Jersey and Ft. Myers. He was the recipient of many awards and honors, even making a "how to" movie for General Motors. After his retirement in 1985, he entered the commercial real estate market and most recently owned Wet n' Wild Marines Sports, Inc. Jack was a dynamic businessman, a wonderful friend & great husband, father and grandfather. He was a man of honor and integrity. He was admired, loved & respected by all who knew him. He loved people and was an avid boater. He was a member of Temple Beth-El. He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife, Barbara, his son, Jason & grandson, Austin. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy (Ronald)) Epstein, Metuchen, NJ, a brother, Morris (Linda) Amar, Ft. Myers, FL, along with several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Mary Amar and his brother Joseph Amar. Funeral services will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at 10:00 AM at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press
Guy Holt Amason Jr. of Fort Myers passed away
on October 26,
2007.He is survived by his wife Joyce, three sons Guy H. III (Jeryi)) ,
Paul L. (FMHS 1964) and David L. (Bunny), a daughter Linda (James)
Burgess; grandchildren include Kristin (Chris) Awtrey, Melissa (Greg)
Wheatman, and Nicole K. Amason, Elle M. Burgess, Caroline B. (Luis)
Quintanilla, Chelsea, Joshua, Jeremy and Jonathan Amason, two step
grandchildren Hannah R. and Jacob A. Hawthorne, one great-grandchild
Calvin Fritsche. Guy leaves his brothers Charles Walcott and Jack
Amason, and his sister Caroline Smith .A memorial service will be held
on Monday October 29, 2007 at 11 AM at the First Presbyterian Church,
2438 Second St., Fort Myers, FL 33901. In lieu of flowers contributions
can be made to the First Presbyterian Memorial Fund, 2438 Second St.,
Fort Myers, FL 33901 or Hope Hospice South, 9470 HealthPark Circle,
Fort Myers, FL 33908 would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements
entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. 936-0555
Fort Myers News-Press June 15, 2002 - Constance "Connie" Bassett Amos, Born in Collingwood, Ontario and Fort Myers Beach resident since 1940. After exploring the sand trails of the beach, she graduated Florida State University with B.S. and B.A. degrees as a member of Phi Mu sorority. She taught Art, Physical Education and 2nd grade in the Lee County school system, then became the owner/director of Camp Keystone in Odessa, Florida for 37 years. Hanging up her canoe paddle and pioneering gear at camp, she found retirement to be a little dull. She became active in the Beach's Kiwanis club, Women's Club, and Historic Society, as well as being a caregiver to many in the community. She was more recently involved with the K-Kids program and various other activities at the Beach Elementary School. A lifelong teacher, Connie was also an avid gardener, skilled fisher, artist and poet. She was the devoted mother of Randy, Janie, Hank, and Keith. She is survived by her four children, brother Frandy, niece Barbara, daughters-in-law Angela and Dara, and twin sister A.J. Bassett.This versatile wonder woman will be deeply missed by all.A memorial service will be held at St. Raphael's Church in Fort Myers Beach on Thursday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Habitat for Humanity or Hope Hospice.
Fort Myers News-Press, August 20, 1934 - Mae
died at her home on Carson street shortly afternoon yesterday. She had
ill for several months and her condition became serious nearly a week
Mrs. Andel is survived by her husband, Carl J. Andel, well-known Fort
jeweler, a sister, Miss Grace Sebastian, who has lived at the Andel
for over a year, and two brothers, Frank E. Sebastian of St. Louis,
Claude M. Sebastian of Edwardsville, Ill. Mrs. Andel came to Fort Myers
her hsuband in 1924 from Edwardsville, Ill. She was associated with the
Methodist church here and was an active member before her illness.
will be held at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell
chapel. The Rev. Joseph Bell will officiate. The body will be sent on
evening train to Edwardsville, the family home, for funeral rites and
It has been requested that flowers be omitted at the services today.
Fort Myers News-Press, August 4, 2010 - Dale Walter Anderson, 103, of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Highland, IN and San Diego, CA went to be with the Lord on July 26th, 2010. He went peacefully while at home. He was born to the late Walter R. and Lucrecia G. Anderson on May 21st, 1907 in Cuba City, WI. His brother Lyle also preceded him in death. He moved to Battle Creek, MI where he attended grade school and further graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1925. After attending the University of Michigan from 1925 to 1928, a severe attack of arthritis required Dale to join his family and dry weather in Mexico as he recovered. Returning in the fall of 1929, Dale was of the 1930 graduating class of the University of Michigan with an Electrical Engineering degree. He was then recruited by Northern Indiana Public Service Company in Hammond, IN as an Engineer and after 47 years he retired as their as their Vice President of Operations in 1977.He was married to the love of his life Helen Lucile Hemingway for 67 years until her passing in May of 2000. Dale is preceded in death by his son William, and survived by son Thomas, daughter-in-law Pat and Claire, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.During World War II, he taught nights at Purdue University for their War Training Program. His accomplishments include serving as Past President of the Indiana Gas Association, Former Chairman of Indiana Electrical Association, Past President of the Lake County Society for Crippled Children, Past President of Trade Winds Rehabilitation Center of Gary Indiana, Former Director of the Lake area United Way, Past President of Calumet Goodwill Industries, Past President of Hammond Rotary Club, Board of Directors of the Bank of Indiana, Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Life Member of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member of the Garfield Masonic Lodge, Member Hammond Orak Shrine of Michigan City, IN, Life Member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Member of the University of Michigan Emeritus club, Life Member of the Scottish Rite of South Bend, IN, Member of the East Chicago and Whiting Chambers of Commerce. Dale enjoyed golfing regularly in the same foursome for over forty years and golfed his age at eighty.Services were held Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Fuller Cape Coral Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd. S. Cape Coral, FL, 239-542-3161.Fort Myers News-Press, October 2, 2009 - He went by his initials and was one of Cape Coral's initial residents. H.D. "Andy" Anderson, a native of Watertown, S.D., moved to Cape Coral in 1959, only a year after the first four homes were built. He was 61. While at an age when most people slow down, the World War I vet, who had built a heavy construction machinery company, kept going. He helped build the city. He was one of the original developers of the Cape Coral Shopping Plaza, home of Big John.He was behind the first church, Faith Presbyterian; first bank, Cape Coral Bank; and first independent real estate office, Wonderland Realty.Then there were civic organizations such as the Cape Coral Taxpayers Association and boards such as the United Way.At 95, he wrote a book, "Cape Coral Through My Eyes." When he moved there, the population was less than 100. It was nearly 80,000 by the time Anderson died at 95 in 1993.He didn't let anybody know what H.D. stood for. It remained a family secret, one that wasn't revealed in a featured obituary in The News-Press.
Anderson II, 88, of Fort Myers,
Monday, May 24, 1999. He was born September 17, 1910 to Milam Ross and
Anderson. He was married to Elise Maharrey. He was part-owner of the
Drug Company in Fort Myers before joining the Army Air Corps in WWII.
Anderson was a radio operator-gunner on the B-17 Flying Fortress
which was severely damaged during a mission in Brunswick. He was
the Germans and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. He returned to the
States and eventually moved to Alabama and ran a cattle farm for 20
before returning to Fort Myers in 1969. He was a member of the American
Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc. Mr. Anderson is survived by his son, Bart
and his wife Glenda; two grandchildren Eric and Heather. A Private
Service will be held at the Fort Myers Cemetery.
Myers News-Press, December 18, 2007 - Isaac Anderson,
61, circuit judge in the 20th Judicial Circuit, passed away Saturday
afternoon, December 15. Isaac was born July 11, 1946 in Fort Myers,
Florida, son of the late Margaret Davis Anderson and Isaac Anderson,
Sr. Born into a family of modest means, Isaac believed that with a good
education, hard work, and faith in God, he could accomplish anything.
He graduated from Dunbar High School where he sang in the choir and
played football. His "Coach" Jim Stephens was a role model and special
friend who guided him to attend Allen University in Columbia, SC. After
a year, Isaac volunteered to join the United States Air Force and
served a tour of duty in Viet Nam. He was honorably discharged in 1968
and continued his education at Edison Community College. He earned a
Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies at Miami University,
Oxford, Ohio and a law degree at the Washington College of Law at
American University in Washington, D.C.In service to the nation and his
community, Isaac began his career as legal advisor for the South
Carolina Department of Education. In 1975 he returned to his native
Fort Myers and served as director of Community Affairs for the City
where he investigated civil rights complaints. Later he served as Lee
County's lobbyist for state and federal funds. He opened a law office
on Main Street and conducted a general practice including civil and
criminal defense work. In 1978 he ran unsuccessfully for the District
74 seat in the State House of Representatives. Strongly committed to
community service, Isaac worked for the improvement of his community
through the Dunbar Coalition, the Dunbar Improvement Association and as
president of the Kiwanis Club East. He was a life member of Kappa Alpha
Psi Fraternity, a member of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the
National Bar Association, and a member of the American Bar Association.
Isaac was passionate about encouraging young people to prepare
themselves to lead a fulfilling and productive life. Education is the
main ingredient. He gave motivational talks to school, church and
community groups. In his affiliation with Trinity United Methodist
Church, he assisted in youth group training, and educational and
recreational trips. Early in his career, Isaac sponsored book
scholarships for deserving law students at his alma mater and earmarked
his donations to Miami University for scholarships. Locally, he is a
founding donor of the Dunbar Heritage Scholarship administered by the
Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Appointed county judge in 1981
by then Governor Graham, Isaac stood for election in 1982, receiving
79% of the vote. The overwhelming support for his work on the bench
fueled his passion for safeguarding the individual's rights in the
litigation process. In 1990 he was elected to the circuit court where
he spent the remainder of his career. He developed a reputation for
being tough, but fair. He maintained a strong presence in his
courtroom, requiring strict decorum in dress and behavior. He abided by
a simple principle: treat people the way you wish to be treated. In
2000 Isaac was honored to be a finalist for a federal judgeship that
serves Southwest Florida. Isaac loved his work and his productivity was
prolific while maintaining one of the lowest Appellate Court reversal
rates in the state. A man of strong character and a sincere desire to
help people, Isaac's ready wit and humor eased many tense situations.
Fishing was his favorite hobby. He loved the art of fishing, even when
he did not catch anything. For many years he fished the annual Old
Timers Fishing tournament. Isaac is survived by his loving wife of 38
years, Audrea Isaac Anderson, from Bishopville, SC; two devoted sons,
Isaac Christopher and Justin Curtis of Fort Myers; a proud father,
Isaac Anderson, Sr. (Olivia) of Webster, FL; a mother-in-law, Louise
Isaac; two doting sisters, Mary Frances Hollie of Jacksonville and
Viola "Pooley" Rogers of Cape Coral; two sisters Glenda and Betty Jean
and two brothers Glen and Billy preceded him in death as children; one
aunt, Louise Hayes of Miami; five brothers-in-law and four
sisters-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial
service will be held at Harborside Event Center on Edwards Dr. and
Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers, Thursday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. The
family will receive friends during a reception immediately following
the service. In honor of Isaac's encouragement of young people, the
family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Judge
Isaac Anderson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation, 8260 College Parkway, Suite 101, Fort Myers, FL
Yukon News, Yukon Oklahoma - Kenneth Edwin "Ken" Anderson, Ph.D., passed away on February 10, 2008 at his home in Yukon, Oklahoma. He was born September 7, 1931 in New York City, N.Y. to Louise Merchant (Anderson), and grew up in Ft. Myers, Fla, where he was named for his step-father. He had one sister, Louise Anderson. Ken proudly served in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict earning the Expert Rifleman medal. Upon his return to the United States, he was a Ft. Myers police officer, where he met Cathy Tully, an RN, in the emergency room of Lee Memorial Hospital. Ken was drafted into the Army and was sent to Germany with Cathy following to join him in marriage in September 1955. Upon their return to the U.S., Ken worked while attending the University of Florida, Eastern Illinois University, and Oklahoma State University, where he earned his Ph. D. in 1975. He was editor of Engineering Publications and a professor of American History at OSU. He later worked in administration at Redlands Community College, and as a writer of training materials at the FAA in Oklahoma City. He co-authored a college textbook, Modern Petroleum, a primer of the oil industry. Fourteen other books would follow with his co-author. Ken was a member of Sigma Delta Chi and the Oklahoma Reserves.Ken is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cathy, a daughter Karen Therese of Kansas, a daughter, Kim Payne, of Arizona, a daughter Deborah Doggett and husband Robert of Yukon, a daughter Barbara Struehm and husband Gary of Texas, a cousin Donnie Weiss and wife Gloria of Oklahoma City, and grandchildren Brian Payne, Amanda (Payne) Davidson and husband Zane Mikah Dow, Sean Dow, Lauren Beth Doggett, Brent Doggett, Erica Doggett, and one great-granddaughter, Kinley Davidson. A private memorial service will be held April 27 at 6pm under the direction of Corbett Funeral Services, 807 W. Wiltshire, Oklahoma City. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Compassionate Care Hospice. "SEMPER FI."
News-Press, August 29, 2009 - Laura Simpson Anderson, passed peacefully on
August 22, 2009 in
the late afternoon at her home in Coral Gables, Florida. She was
surrounded by family and her devoted caregivers. Born in Tampa, Florida
on October 11, 1927 to Edward and Ruth Simpson, Laura grew up in Fort
Myers, Florida, graduating from Fort Myers High School in 1945 and
Florida State College for Women in 1949. A tribute to her beauty, she
was crowned the Queen of the 1949 Edison Pageant of Light in Fort
Myers. Her father was the Mayor of Fort Myers in the early 1960s. After
graduation, Laura taught art on the islands of Sanibel, Captiva, and
Boca Grande, Florida, taking a ferry to the schools before the islands
were connected to the mainland by bridges. In the early 1950's, she
moved to Miami, Florida where she continued to teach art. Laura became
an accomplished artist in watercolors and oils. She exhibited her art
in the Beaux Arts "clothesline sales" and later became president of the
organization. In 1956, she married Miami trial attorney Duane Anderson,
living first in South Miami and then for forty years in the Moorings of
Coconut Grove where she and her family made many life-long friends. The
Andersons traveled frequently with The Florida Bar, The American Bar
Association, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the
American College of Trial Lawyers and entertained extensively. They
also enjoyed hunting quail in north Florida and Georgia and were avid
golfers. Another favorite pastime was fishing trips aboard the Old
Smuggler which they shared with Duane's partner, Ed Moss. They were
long-time members of Coral Reef Yacht Club. The best years of Laura's
life were spent with her family on Captiva Island on the west coast of
Florida. She collaborated with Miami architect, Robert Bradford Browne,
and designed her beloved beach house on the end of Wightman Lane. The
family spent many happy summers and vacations on the island and enjoyed
their friendship with next door neighbor, American artist Robert
Rauschenberg. She enjoyed searching for sea shells and designing
needlepoint patterns from the shells she collected. Summers on Captiva
were memories of making homemade peach ice cream, seagrape jelly, mango
chutney, and snook dinners. Falls were filled with fishing and water
skiing in front of the house and enjoying stone crab suppers. The house
was always filled with friends and the beach was a frequent site for
weddings and sunset worship services. Her Christian faith was a large
component of Laura's life. She and her family were very active in St.
Stephens Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove. She was instrumental in
bringing the Rejoice! Mass to the church. The Rejoice! Singers were
students from Saint Andrew's School in Tennessee. They were in demand
among many parishes in the Southeast as a contemporary Episcopal choir.
In 1972, the choir recorded an album which includes a song written by
Laura entitled, Laura's Song.In her later years, Laura was grateful for
the visits she received from friends, including clergy and parishioners
from St. Thomas Episcopal Parish and for the attentive care she
received from her physicians. Laura was predeceased by her husband in
2002. She is survived by her sister, Marion (Simpson) Hines, three
children: Ed Anderson, his wife Pam, and their children, Worth, Meghan,
and Paige; Lolly Anderson Vieth, her husband, Mark, and their four
children, Mark, Savannah, Charles, and Harry; and Charles Anderson ,
his wife Kelly, and their children, Chad and Kyle. Services will be
held at 1 PM on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, 2635 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, (239)
334-2479. Reception to follow at Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2360 West First
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, (239) 334-2176. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5690 North
Kendall Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33156, (305) 661-3436 or to St. Luke's
Myers News-Press, July 25, 2007 - Martha Risdal
passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loving family July 23,
2007 at the age of 96. She was the wife of the late Einar Anderson
(Captain Andy) who preceded her in death in 1997. Mrs. Anderson was one
of six children born to Nikolai and Ragnille Risdal in Skudenes, Norway
in 1910. At the age of 19, she immigrated to Brooklyn, New York where
she later owned and operated a beauty salon until 1946, when she, her
husband and daughter moved to Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Pursuing the
thriving shrimping industry, the family moved to Florida and settled
permanently on Fort Myers Beach in 1954. Martha remained as a full time
resident of Fort Myers Beach for 52 years before she moved to Cypress
Cove in 2006. Martha and her husband owned and operated the Shrimp Box
in the 1960s, a popular fresh seafood restaurant by the beach pier. A
devout Lutheran, Martha had been an active member of the St. Michael's
Lutheran Church in Fort Myers and in 1968 became a founding/charter
member of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church on Fort Myers Beach. Many
locals fondly remember when she drove the school bus for Beach
Elementary and later Cypress Lake school children during the '50s and
early '60s. In addition to spending time with family and friends and
traveling to Norway, she enjoyed daily walks on the beach and
gardening. She attributed her vibrant and long life to hard work,
tenacity, strong faith, and healthy living. As such, she was an
inspiration to all who knew her. Mrs. Anderson is survived by her
daughter Barbara Anderson Hill; three grandchildren, Kevin (Janice)
Hill, Estero; Kristina (Philip) McDonough, Greenwich, Connecticut and
Sam (Jennifer) Hill, Eufaula, Alabama; six great-grandchildren,
Jessica, Travis, Eric, Fletcher, Spencer and Jack; her sister Ragnhild
Kallestein, Skudenes and many nephews and nieces, including Linda
Risdal Knott of Bonita Springs. Friends and family are invited to a
memorial service celebrating her life on Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m.
at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 3751 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
followed by a reception in the church hall. Funeral arrangements are
under the direction of the Harvey-Engelhardt- Metz Funeral Home and
Crematory of Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
gifts be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Enduring Gifts Fund or
Cypress Cove Memorial Fund, 10200 Cypress Cove Drive, Fort Myers,
Robert R. Anderson, Jr., more
as Rob, age 32,
passed away on June 19, 2009, after losing his battle to melanoma.
Originally from Fort Myers, FL, Rob has been residing in Canton, GA.
Rob graduated from Cypress Lake High School in 1995. He enjoyed being
with his family, cooking, working in the yard, socializing with the
neighbors, camping, and traveling. He took pride in his work and earned
the recognition of being the fastest bicycle assembler in the
country.Rob is survived by his wife, Kim, and their 21 month old son,
Jack, his parents Robert and Susan Anderson of Fort Myers, FL,
grandmother Barbara Lambert of Ridgedale, Mo, brother Ryan Anderson of
Atlanta, GA, brother Ron (Leslie) Anderson of N. Fort Myers, FL, sister
Lori (Jack) Steele of Blue Bell, PA, sister Jenny (Michael) Smith of
Orlando, FL, sister Joni (David) Norton of Fort Myers, FL, uncle Gary
(Debby) Lambert of Ridgedale, MO, uncle Steve (Connie) Lambert of
Columbus, OH, uncle James (Margaret) Anderson of Cedar Falls, IA, and
devoted pets Sumo, Putzie Frye, and Gizmo Anderson. Rob will be missed
dearly by all his family members, friends, and neighbors.In lieu of
flowers, the family would appreciate any donations to help in building
a trust fund for the baby. Cremation Society of the SOUTH in Marietta
is in charge of the arrangements (770) 420-5557.
Myers News-Press, March 20, 2011 - W. Robert
(Dr. Bob) Anderson, 84, of
Fort Myers, passed away at home on Wed., March 16, 2011. From a long
Florida natives, he was born on Sept. 10, 1926, in Fort Myers, to Pat
Virginia Anderson. Dr. Bob graduated in 1944 from Fort Myers High
he lettered and was all-conference in five sports. He joined the Navy
served during WW II on the USS Hornet. Returning home, he married the
love of his life,
Brown. He received his undergraduate and dentistry degrees from Emory
University in Atlanta. During a two-year hiatus between the two, he
coached at Fort Myers High School. During his years practicing
served his community in the roles of Boy Scout Master, Little League
member of Kiwanis, and as a member of the of the Lee County School
Board for 12
years, among many more. During this same period, he was also deeply
leadership roles at Riverside Baptist Church.After 18 years in Fort
Bob sold his home and dental practice, and with Betty, joined the
missionary field. For the next 15 years they were stationed in Ghana
Nigeria. In addition to operating two dental facilities and conducting
in surrounding villages, Dr. Bob taught students at the University of
Dental School.Upon retirement from the mission field, he came back to
beloved Fort Myers, for good, to continue to practice the profession he
at Family Health Centers of Southwest FL, a non-profit healthcare
special populations who require health care. Never one to be idle, he
resumed his involvement in the community. He served on the Fort Myers
Council, the Board of Directors of the Fort Myers Police Athletic
League, was a
member of Rotary
was also very active in First Baptist Church of Fort Myers.Family
Centers named their clinic on Broadway Ave. in his honor. He earned the
distinction of being named Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International
was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Dental Alumni
Emory University. He loved nothing more than a boat full of mullet and
full of quail. But most of all he dearly loved his family, his God, his
profession, and his community, and served all of them tirelessly and
distinction.Dr. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his
Anderson and Emmett Anderson. Survivors include his wife of 63 years,
his son Buz (Cathy), Melbourne, FL; daughter, Beverly Gunderson
Atlanta, GA; son Steve (Susan), Jasper, GA; son Michael (Michelle), Ft.
15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six nieces; three nephews;
many, many friends. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 21,
First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, with a celebration of his life held
Fort Myers News-Press,
2006 - Michelle Lynn (Korkora) Andrews,
age 28, beloved mother, wife, daughter and sister, died along with her
handsome and loving husband, Steven, on December 27, 2005. She adored
her brother, Michael Kokora and loved her sister, Danielle Kokora. She
was extremely close to her parents, Dan and Linda Kokora. Michelle met
Steve on their first day of college. After their first date they knew
they were meant for each other. They were married on June 24, 2000. She
worked at Edina Health in MN while Steve worked on his master's degree.
They were blessed with the birth of Lukasz Steven Andrews on October 8,
2003. They moved to Florida in 2004 when Steven found a job there and
so they could be close to the ocean. Michelle continued working in her
field as Director of Nutritional Services at Manor Care in Fort Myers.
Michelle enjoyed dance class, brownies, aerobics, and running. She
graduated form Blaine High School in 1995 and the University of North
Dakota in 2000 with a degree in Community Nutrition. Michelle always
reached for the joy of life to the fullest. She enjoyed helping Steve
in the band he was in while in college. Upon marriage, she dedicated
her life to being a wife and when she and Steve had Lukasz, her
motherly instincts blossomed. She said that whenever she looked at
Lukasz, it felt like Christmas. Michelle was very close to her family.
There are no words to express her family's love for her and their
sadness at not having her spend her life with her husband and see their
wonderful son grow up. Michelle is survived by her son, sister,
parents, grandmother, Rebecca Kokora, uncle and aunt Gerald and
Elizabeth Kile, uncle Warren Kile, and cousins, Lisa, Kevin and Jeff
Kile, and the Andrews family and relatives. Memorials are preferred to
the Luke Andrews Trust at an Bank of America branch. Visitation in Fort
Myers, 6-8 PM, Friday, January 6, and Saturday January 7, 12:30 - 1:30
PM at Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church. Memorial service 1:30
PM, Saturday, January 7, 2006, at Blessed Pope John
XXIII Catholic Church,
13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers, FL Visitation in Minneapolis 4-8 PM
Tuesday, January 10, at The Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 2914 West
44th St., Minneapolis, MN. Memorial service at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, Jan.
11, 2006 at the Church of the Epiphany, 1900 111th Ave. NW, Coon
Fort Myers News-Press, January 4, 2006 -- Steven Russell Andrews, age 28, beloved father, husband, son and brother, died along with his beautiful and loving wife, Michelle, on December 27, 2005. Steve met Michelle on their first day of college, and they knew they were meant for each other shortly afterwards. They were married on June 24, 2000, and were blessed with the birth of Lukasz on October 8, 2003. They moved to Florida in 2004 so that Steve could join a landscape architecture firm and their young family could be closer to the ocean. Steve's desire to learn combined with his natural sense for building relationships advanced him quickly in his career. Steve graduated from Edina High School in 1995 and the University of North Dakota in 1999. He received a master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Minnesota in 2004. His love of music led him to become an accomplished guitar player, and this Christmas he bought two year old Luke his first guitar. Steve was active in football, camping, backpacking, church youth groups, laughing and sharing popcorn with family and friends. In fact, he always believed that a bowl of popcorn could solve any problem. Steve inherited his mother's sparkle and story-telling skill; he loved sharing family anecdotes and laughing with everyone. He took annual outings with his father, and the two of them recently climbed the highest peak in Colorado. His big sister, Jennie, always kept a protective eye on him, and they shared many musical and outdoor activities. He is survived by his son, Lukasz, parents, Russell and Barbara Andrews, sister, Jennifer Andrews, paternal grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins, and the entire Kokora family. Memorials are preferred to the Luke Andrews Trust at any Bank of America branch. Visitation in Fort Myers 6-8 PM, Friday, January 6 and Saturday January 7, 12:30 PM at Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church. Memorial Service 1:30 PM, Saturday, January 7, 2006 at Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church, 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers, FL Visitation in Minneapois 408 PM, Tuesday, January 10 at The Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 2914 West 44th St., Minneapolis, MN. Memorial service 2:00 PM, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 at The Church of the Epiphany, 1900 111th Ave. NW, Coon Rapids, MN.
News-Press, July 17, 2012 - Wilba Mae
Andrews passed away on June 30, 2012. She was born in
Caloosa Belle, December
31, 2004 - William
P. Andrews, Jr.,
age 78, of Brandon, entered into rest December 25, 2004. He was retired
from the U.S. Air Force as a supply clerk and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elisa; son, William P. Andrews, III;
daughter, Cheryl, all of Brandon; and sister, Mary Lou Booth of LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, 5 May 20-- Robert H. Anglemyer, 63, of Cape Coral died Tuesday, May 3, 2005. Robert was born January 12, 1942 in Goshen, IN, a son of Opal Weaver Anglemyer and the late Levi Anglemyer. He was a painter by trade. Bob was a member of the McGregor Baptist Church in Ft. Myers and a member of the Gideon's Society. He had resided here for the past 25 years coming from Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Vicky Anglemyer of Cape Coral; his mother, Opal Anglemyer; a brother, Elmer (Bertha) Anglemyer; sisters-in-law, Robin Short and Jill Koza. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 6, 2005 at 11:00 AM in McGregor Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, FL. The family will receive friends at the church from 10-11 AM. Interment will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to VisionTrust International, PO Box 50524, Oklahoma City, OK 80949. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 28,2009 Fr. Thomas M. Anglim died in Carrigoran House in Ireland 81 years of age on January 19, 2010. Fr. Thomas M. Anglim was born Nov. 15, 1928 in Feakle, County Clare Ireland. He attended National School and Mongret College in Limerick. At Mongret he was invited to join the seminary of St. Mary in Baltimore and became a priest for the Diocese of St. Augustine. He was ordained at the Shrine of Our Lady Le Leche in St. Augustine May 23, 1954. He served as Pastor in St. Mary's in St. Petersburg, Blessed Trinity in Miami Springs, Little Flower in Coral Gables, Holy Rosary in Perrine, and Sacred Heart Parish in Lake Worth and was appointed Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in Fort Myers in 1966. While at St. Francis Xavier Church Fr. Anglim oversaw the development of St. Francis Xavier School, coordinated the establishment of the new St. Therese Mission in N. Fort Myers, The Villa Francisco Apartments and the Dreams are Free Institute. Fr. Anglim was appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Venice in 1986 and served the Diocese in that capacity until 2002. He retired as Pastor in 2004 and lived in Fort Myers before moving to Ireland. Fr. Anglim is survived by his brother, John, sister, Sister Agnes, sister-in-law Bernadette, nieces, nephews and other relatives.Visitation will be at St. Francis Xavier Church, Sunday evening from 7-9 PM. There will be a Funeral Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank Dewane and the Priest of the Diocese of Venice on Monday at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Francis Xavier School Foundation. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral, FL.
Fort Myers News-Press,
16, 2012 - Charles Robert
"Bob" Anspach, 81, of Bokeelia, Florida passed away Tuesday,
March 13, 2012.He was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 16, 1930 to Charles
Juanita. Bob has been a caring and loving husband to Deborah for the
years. He attended Cal Aero Technical Institute where he graduated as
Aircraft Mechanic in June 1951 and was a pilot in the United States Air
until 1954. Bob had the opportunity and good fortune to fly many
airplanes including a P-51 Mustang and in 1980 he broke the world speed
in the Cleveland Air Show Races for Formula One racing. Bob and his
featured in the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. He
speed enthusiast and his hobbies ranged from his Aerobatics/ Speed
the "Pole Kat" Squadron and building sports cars to going for a round
of golf. Bob was a member of the Masons, EAA and the NRA. He is
survived by his
wife Deborah, brother Carl, son Bob Jr. (Martha), daughter Laura
step-daughter Julia Simpson and her fiancé Paul Thomas, step-daughter
(Kirk) Reese, grandson Todd (Julie), his grandson Jon (Lizzie), Angela
Amador, Amy Adamic, his grandchildren Kirsten Reese, Clara Ambrose,
Paige Reese, Nathaniel and Banner Reese and his great-grandchildren
Damian Adamic. A visitation will be held between 12 - 2pm on Friday,
at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery with service with military
entombment to follow. Bob will be loved and missed dearly and will live
in our hearts.
7, 1936 - George A.
Arens, 59-year-old Chicago insurance official, died
morning at the Morgan hotel where he has been ill for the past month.
Arens was Illinois state agent for the North American Insurance
came to Fort Myers three months ago but became seriously ill and has
confined to the hotel. Mr. Arens is survived by a son, Everett, at the
Veterans hospital in Chicago and a niece, Miss Harriet E. Butzow of
The body will be sent to Chicago today by L. W. Engelhardt and Sons.
Fort Myers News-Press, October 31, 2010
Dr. Bob Arnall was born 02-14-31 in Griffin,
GA. His parents
were the late Dolly Henderson Arnall and Paul Esric Arnall.He was a
graduate of Griffin Public Schools, Emory University and Emory
University School of Medicine. After Medical School and completion of a
Residency in Pediatrics in 1960, he remained at Emory as Clinical
Instructor of Pediatrics and practiced Pediatrics at the Buckhead
Clinic in Atlanta. Additionally he was Attending Physician at Eggleston
Hospital for Children at Emory.Bob married his high school sweetheart,
Sarah Ann Maxwell (Sam), in 1955. They had 2 children, Dana and Robert.
In 1964 the family moved to Fort Myers where he practiced Pediatrics.
He served as Chairman of the Dept. of Pediatrics at Lee Memorial on
several occasions and was President of the Medical Staff.In 1984 he was
recruited to be the first Medical Director for Lee Memorial Hospital.
During the 15 years he remained in the position Cape Coral Hospital was
purchased and Health Park Medical Center was developed; he was System
Medical Director for the 3 facilities. He was actively involved in the
development of the Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, the Trauma
Center, the Children's Hospital of SW FL, the Lee Physician Group, the
Continuing Medical Education Program and the Midwife Program.. One year
after retirement in 1999 he was asked to assume the vacant position of
Medical Director of the Children's Hospital. He remained in that
position until 2008.Bob conceived and chaired the Sports Medicine
Committee for the Lee County Medical Society from 1980 - 1993. Free
physical exams were provided for all athletes wishing them, and a Team
Physician and an Athletic Trainer service for all High Schools was
established. He was the Team Physician for the Fort Myers Rebels and
the Fort Myers High School Green Wave for many years.Other professional
activities included Florida Medical Association Chairman of the
Governing Council on Hospital Organized Medical Staffs, member of the
FMA Continuing Medical Education Committee, Chairman School Health
Committee Lee County Board of Public Education and the FL Chapter of
American Academy of Pediatrics, and organizing and Co-Chairing the
District 8 Healthy Start Coalition.As a SW FL community activist he
served at various times on the Board of Directors of several
organizations. These included among others the Downtown Rotary Club,
Children's Home Society, United Way, March of Dimes, Edison-Ford Home
Estates, Healthy Kids, and Community Coordinating Council. He was on
the Board of Goodwill Industries for 23 years. Recently he has been on
the Board of Directors of Goodwill Life Academy Charter School for
children with disabilities.Bob was an active member and President of
the Edison Pageant of Light when that organization directed the Edison
Pageant. He was instrumental in the development of the Edison Festival
of Light and served on that Board of Directors. He proposed that these
organizations establish the Inventors Fair for students of SW FL and
developed this activity and chaired the event for several years.During
his career several honors came his way: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical
Society, Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics, Diplomate of the
American Board of Pedriatrics, and Diplomate American Board of Medical
Management. In 1983 he received a Distinguished Service Award from the
Lee County School Board. An Award of Special Service by the Florida
Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association was given to him in
1991. He was an initial inductee in the Fort Myers High School Emerald
Club for outstanding service to the school. The Children's Home Society
of Florida recognized Bob as 2003 Child Advocate of the Year.Dr. Arnall
is survived by Sarah ("Sam") his wife of 55 years, daughter Dana Manos
and her husband Phil, son Robert M. Arnall and his wife Ann, grandsons
Maxwell Arnall and Matthew Manos, step grandsons Tony Manos and his
wife Jeri, Alex Manos, two step great grandsons Porter and Presley
Manos, two sisters-in-law: Carol (Bill) Collins and Amelia (Clayton)
Jones, plus several beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death
by his sister, Patricia Ramsey her husband Bill and his sister-in-law,
Barbara June Searcy.A celebration of his life will be held at 4:00 p.m.
on Wednesday November 3, 2010 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist
Church 4141 De Leon Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to the Lee Memorial Health System
Foundation Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida 9800 South
HealthPark Circle 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, Florida 33908 or a charity of
your choice. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and
Crematory, Ft. Myers.
Myers News-Press, March
17, 2011 - Edna Jane "Janie"
Howard Arnold-Harrell, 91, a life-long resident of Fort Myers
Sunday at Heartland Health Center in Fort Myers. Janie, the third of
children born to Gertrude and Ennis Howard with older brothers Henry
Marion, was born November 13, 1919 and spent her early childhood years
family in Bay Shore. At 16 she met and subsequently married Sylvester
19, and from their 40+ year union came four boys: Jimmie, Charles
("Eddie"), Henry Vester and Michael Dempsey Arnold. Janie worked over
twenty years as a Nurse's Aide at Lee Memorial Hospital on Cleveland
was, for a time, a member of the square dancing club, the Criss-Cross
the passing of Sylvester in 1978, she later met and married Roy
Hendry County Deputy Sherriff. As Roy was a widower, Janie then became
to Roy's four adult and young-adult children; Joseph, Raymond, Margret
Mary. Janie and Roy were residents at the Presbyterian Apartments on
the blending of two great families, Janie was ultimately
"mom" to eight children, twenty-one grandchildren, and five
great-great grandchildren.Services will be held Friday morning, March
the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home chapel at 1600 Colonial Blvd. with
at 9:00 a.m. and service at 10:00 a.m., pastor Bill Roan of the New
officiating. A noon reception will follow at the home of Keith and
Arnold, directions available at the chapel. In lieu to flowers, if
donation may be made to the Susan
G. Komen for the Cure Breast
Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 2
78, went to a better life on January 31, at the Hope Hospice, Cape
Coral. Doris was born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico. She moved to Lee
County in 1970. She worked in retail sales for many years.She leaves
behind her beloved husband Stanley, of 36 years; daughters Lourdes
Kindred, Patricia Norton, and Victoria Kopriva; son Cesar Rios; sisters
Claudina Goff, Jeanette Del Rio, Edith Soto, Milagro Cardona, Iris
Miller, brothers Cecilio, Pedro, Hector, & Jose Echeandia also
other family members and grandchildren. Service will be held at St.
Luke's Episcopal Church located at 2635 Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL
33901, Saturday, Feb. 5th at 11:00 AM
News-Press July 25. 2010 - Roberta "Berta" D.
(Hollis) Atchison, 67,
passed away on July 7,
in Fort Myers, after complications due to a long illness. Berta was
born on July 22, 1942 in Fort Myers, and graduated from Fort Myers High
School in 1960. She is survived by her son, Troy Atchison daughter
Roben (Atchison) Faircloth and her son-in-law Philip Faircloth,
grandsons Gavin and Chase Faircloth, sister Dorothy Holland and brother
Tom Hollis, both of Fort Myers. Berta was preceded in death by her
sister Lalla Louise Hollis Payne and parents Ernest R. and Dorothy
(Moore) Hollis. A memorial service and gathering of friends and family
will be held at 2:30 on Saturday July 31st, at Memorial Gardens Funeral
Home followed by a gathering at her childhood home in Fort Myers. Berta
was loved and will be missed by many, and her family graciously accepts
your kind thoughts and words at this time
Fort Myers News-Press, Apr 29, 2009-- Peter Leo Atkinson, age 61, died peacefully, April 26, 2009. Born April 22, 1948, Yorkshire, Leeds, England. He was pre-deceased by parents Harry Leo and Dorothy May. Beloved friend of Mary Sivright, Mark Fry, Rudy Mansfield and John Best of Albino-Rhino.com, Wendy, Staff and Patrons of Stevie Tomato's and Shoeless Joes Sportscafe, Mrs. Lydia Lowell-Sherman (ex-wife), grad class 1966 Fort Myers Sr. High, Thomasville and Lazyboy Furn., Trivia King of NTN Buzztime, an avid gator and football fan. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, April 30, 2009 at Steve Tomato's Sportspage, 11491 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33907
Fort Myers News-Press, March 1, 2011 - Thomas Harris Atkinson died in Naples, Florida, on Feb. 26, 2011. Born July 26, 1918, he grew up in Haines City and Tampa, in an era when Florida was largely undeveloped. In his teen years he bicycled from Tampa to Vero Beach and Lake Okeechobee. There was so little traffic that it was safe to nap on the roadways.After graduating from Erskine College in Due West, S.C., he joined the Navy, serving in both WWII and Korea. He resigned his commission at the rank of Lieutenant Commander.He married Alice Evie Martin on May 11, 1945. He and Alice settled on Fort Myers Beach, where he built concrete seawalls and septic tanks, and worked in construction. He was a founding member of the Beach Methodist Church, and devoted many hours to building the first sanctuary.In the 1950's he developed Estero River Heights, a subdivision which continues to provide its residents a place of beauty and calm. He relocated his family to Estero in 1958. He was active in the Estero Methodist Church, building a replacement church after the original building was destroyed by Hurricane Donna, and later constructing a recreation hall. Rarely a morning passed that he did not canoe on the Estero River. He delighted many with his stories about his experiences in the natural world.In the 1960's he earned teaching certification for math and science at the University of South Florida, and taught at Lee Junior High, Cypress Lake Junior High and the Canterbury School. He moved to Branford, on the Suwannee River, in 1973, and returned to the sea, working on oil tankers. He retired at the rank of Third Mate. He spent all but his final years in Branford, canoeing daily. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alice, 6 children and their spouses, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Branford Presbyterian Church on March 26, at 2:30 PM.
The Baltimore Sun January 3, 2008 On January 1, 2008, Robert Luther 'Bob' Auman of Beltsville passed on. Bob is survived by his 1st ex-wife, Thelma Sirmans Auman of Glen Burnie, Maryland; their daughter, Kathryn Epple and her husband George of Baltimore, Maryland; their son, David and his wife Cynthia of Purcellville, Maryland; his 2nd ex-wife, Elizabeth Harvey Auman of Bowie, Maryland; his brother, Elmer Auman and his sister, Dorothy Mengel, both of Reading, Pennsylvania. He was predeceased by his daughter, Joy Auman. Bob was born on March 6, 1925 to parents Charles Elmer and Elsie Frieda Catherine Schoellkopf Auman and grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania. He served as a Post Chaplain's Assistant in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in music at the John B. Stetson University in DeLand, Florida in 1949 and a Masters Degree at the University of Rochester Eastman School of Music. He was a resident of DeLand, Florida, in a house he designed and constructed, and also resided in Beltsville, Maryland. During his career in music, Bob was a Music Teacher and Choral Director at DeLand Senior High School, Glen Burnie High School, Marley Junior High School, and several high schools in Fairfax County, Virginia. He worked briefly as an editor at Vitro Systems and also at KTA, Inc. which produced solar collectors. He was a church organist and choir director at the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Deland, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia, and St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Bethesda, Maryland. He directed a local Choral Guild in DeLand. Bob was a Composer who produced several musical works, including a piece entitled ‘Proverb’. He enjoyed many hobbies including architecture, carpentry, woodworking, stained glass, silk screen printing, model trains, and kites. He built musical instruments, including dulcimers and kalimbas, and conducted workshops to teach the craft to high schools students. He enjoyed travel and attending concerts. Bob was a disciplined and creative person who will be missed by many.
Elizabeth (Sirmans) Auman,
91, died in Glen Burnie, Maryland, October 14, 2013.
She was the granddaughter of John Hamilton and Mary Ellen Pettus
THE FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 13, 2003 – Ivon Prevatt Austin, 86, died at her home in Ft. Myers, Florida, November 10, 2003. A life long resident of Lee County, she was born on October 5, 1917 to Katie Hewitt Carlton and George Morgan Prevatt, both descendants of a long line of early pioneer families. In 1933, she and William Harvey Guthrie, of Clewiston, Florida, were married at LaBelle. Together, they raised four children; Heather Christiansen (Chris), Kansas City, MO., Darryl Guthrie (Malone) of Tallahassee, FL., Bill Guthrie (Marian) of Ft. Myers, FL., and Deena Moger (Pete) of Ocala, FL. In addition, she leaves numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey, in 1964. Later, she married Walter Brown Austin in 1972 and was predeceased by him in 1977. She attended Edison Community College in her later years in order to satisfy a life long thirst for knowledge. Throughout her life she was an passionate reader and had a special love for philosophy and history. She was also an avid gardener. Working among her plants, flowers sustained her and gave her great satisfaction. She was, for many years, an active member of the First Presbyterian Church on Second St. in Ft. Myers. She later belonged to St. Luke's Episcopal Church. At last, converting to Catholicism, she joined St. Francis Xavier Church. There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be celebrated on a later date at St. Francis Xavier Church, 2157 Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL. There will be a gathering of remembrance for family and friends to celebrate her life. Anyone wishing to attend either the mass or family memorial, please contact the family at 694-6648 or 693-5156 for further details. Memorials may be given in her name to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL. 33908.
Fort Myers News-Press 28 Sep 2006
Lillian Austin, age 95, of Fort Myers, passed
away September 26,
2006. She was born in Ohio but lived in the Fort Myers area for 80
years. Lillian was employed at the Fort Myers New Press for 23 years
serving as Food Editor for 20 of those years. Her work included
recipes, culinary tips and general food information. Her columns
featured area residents, chefs and food related articles of local
interest. Lillian was an active member of the First United Methodist
Church in Fort Myers. She was a longtime participant in the Altar Guild
and taught Sunday school for 16 years.Lillian was involved in numerous
community activities including community club, garden club and was a
board member of Calusa Nature Center. She was a docent at Edison
Community College and supported FGCU through her membership in Town
& Gown. For many years Lillian enjoyed her membership in the
Palm Yacht Club and Caloosa Investment Club. Lillian is survived by one
son, George H. Austin of Fort Myers, and two daughters Mary Ellen Craft
of Avon Park, FL and Donna Ludtke of Atlanta, GA, five grandchildren,
seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Lillian was
predeceased by her husband Horace L. Austin.A memorial service will be
held at 11 AM, Friday, September 29, at First United Methodist Church
in Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in
Lillian's name to the First United Methodist Church, 2466 First St.,
Fort Myers, FL 33901.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 5, 1932--Mrs. Alfreda Avery, 66 years of age, died at the Lee Memorial hospital yesterday morning following an illness of six weeks. She had been a resident of Fort Myers for 12 years, coming here with her husband, who died four years ago, from New York. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden. There are no survivors, it was said. She had lived at her home at 1422 Elizabeth street since her husband's death. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the chapel of the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. Mrs. Avery will be buried in the Fort Myers cemetery beside the body of her husband.
Caloosa Belle, Dec 2, 2004 - Marsha Geraldene Lowery Avery, 50, of Crescent Acres, passed away November 22, 2004 in Fort Myers. She was born October 9, 1954 in Rosedale, Mississippi to Lee Roy Lowery and Agnes Lois Hobbs Lowery. Survivors include her husband: James Roy Lowery of Tennessee; sisters: Ann Harris of Clewiston, Darlene Alvarez of Crescent Acres, Martha Lynn Williams of West Palm Beach; two grandchildren: Quinton Leroy Avery and Hunter Alexander Avery.A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, November 27, 2004, at the Fort Denaud Cemetery with Rev. Ann Harris and Rev. Paul Harris officiating. Akin; Davis, LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, January 9, 2011 – Benigno S. “Ben” Avila, Ascended into heaven January 6, 2011 at the age of 83. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 53 years, Rosario, children; Ben (Ana), Rosela, and Maria, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Tuesday January 11 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. Family will receive friends 3-8PM Monday January 10th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Interment Coral Ridge Cemetery.
Ft Myers News-Press, October 22, 2008-- DEC. 24, 1946 - OCT. 21, 2008 -- The family of Michael H. Awbrey sadly announce his passing. Mike spent the day with his wife, son and grandson and peacefully died after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer.Mike and Maude McGill were married for 42 years. Mike is Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, serving during the Vietnam War. Mike had a life-long career as a Tool-Man. He worked for Snap-On, Sun Electric and Mac Tools and spent his life talking and helping out the mechanics in his area.Mike is survived by his beloved wife, Maude and his two sons, Michael and Robert; his daughter-in-law, Jerri and the light of his life, his grandchildren, Michael, Brooke and Dylan. We will miss his strength, his love and his stories forever.There will be a gathering for friends and family at Akin Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 2:00 p.m., until 4:00 p.m. Arrangements being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - La Belle Chapel.
Fort Myers News-Press, December 7, 2011 - James Edward Awis, 46, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2011. He was born on February 6, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan. James was the proprietor of Awis Auto Service in Cape Coral. He enjoyed boating, fishing and scuba diving. He is survived by his loving family including his parents, John and Joann Awis of Cape Coral; sister, Janet (Todd) Russell of Cape Coral; brother, John (Debra) Awis of Chicago, IL ; nieces and nephews, Tina Russell, Lauren Russell, Andrew Awis, Sarah Awis, Nathan Awis; grand niece, Ashlyn Russell. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in his Life Story and to leave thoughts and memories for his family. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, Cape Coral.
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