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    Fort Myers NEws-Press, March 28, 2007 - Anthony Patrick Abate, 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, October 13, 2008 - On Wednesday, October 8, 2008, Rose (Oropallo) Abbondandolo passed at the age of 82 in Cape Coral, Florida to her final reward. Rose was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Abbondandolo, son Ralph, brother John Oropallo and her parents Vincent and Clotilde Oropallo. Rose is survived by her children, Julianne Abbondandolo-Gaudioso, John , Joseph and Robert Abbondandolo, her son-in-law John Gaudioso, daughters-in-law Kimberly and Lisa Abbondandolo and her four grandchildren Jason Gaudioso, Austin, Ashley and Alyssa Abbondandolo. Rose was a happy woman as long as she could be around her children and grandchildren. Her life was her family. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 11:30am at St. Andrews Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral, Florida 33904. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you make any memorial donations in Rose's name to Hope Hospice.
   Fort Myers News-Press, October 13, 1926 - The funeral services of Herman L. Abell, aged 66, former, of the Iona section, will be held at the home in Iona this afternoon at 3 o'clock, in charge of L. W. Engelhardt, undertaker. Interment will be made in the Fort Myers Cemetery. Mr. Abell died at his home at 6:30 last evening. He is survived by his wife and two children.
    Fort Myers NEws-Press, July 9, 1961 - John Wilson Abell, 97, a resident of St. Petersburg, died Thursday. He had lived there for the past six years, after moving from Fort Myers. Abell was a retired refrigeration engineer, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., and a member of Fort Myers Tropical Lodge, F&AM. Survivors include his wife, Allyne Lou Abell. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Harvey Funeral Home. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 1944 - Mrs. John W. Abell, one of Lee County's oldest pioneers and one of its first three school teachers, died yesterday in Dr. Weems hospital at Sebring after a long illness. Mrs. Abell reached her 80th birthday on March 12th. Funeral services will be held at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel at 3 o'clock today and will be conducted by the Rev. Frank G. Ireland of the Episcopal Church with interment in Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be E. E. Damkohler, R. G. Truebger, W. W. Stewart, W. P. Franklin, R. V. Lee and John W. Tandy. The Eastern Star will have charge of the graveside services. Mrs. Abell, whose maiden name was Miss Margaret Verdier, was born near Jacksonville in 1864 and came to Fort Myers as a girl to teach school. Together with the late Mrs. Margaret A. Hanson, mother of Stanley Hanson, and Mrs. Mary Parker, she helped found the Episcopal Church and was also for many years the city librarian. She was a past grand worthy matron of the Eastern Star and wrote many articles for its official publications. The first piano every to reach Fort Myers was hauled here from Tampa for her in the early 1880's. Mrs. Abell also was the author of three books including "The Man, the Maid and the Mystic." A number of newspaper stories tell of her early experiences as a settler and her work among the Seminole Indians, in which she was greatly interested. About one year ago she and her husband moved to Sebring to make their home. Surviving are her husband, John W. Abell; three nephews, Frank Parkinson and Harvard Parkinson of Alva, and Cecil Parkinson of Clewiston; and two nieces, Edwina Parkinson of Washington, D.C., and Margaret Verdier Jones of Americus, Georgia.
       Fort Myers News-Press, January 20-22, 2012 - Dorothy J. Abernathy, age 82, of Lehigh Acres passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh. She was born in Michigan on August 19, 1929 and moved to Florida in 1971 with her husband, Billy. She worked as the manager for Lehigh Elementary School Food Service for 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy and her son, Gary. Dorothy is survived by her children: Helen (Lloyd) Roenfeldt, Joyce Stoner and Bill (Giselle) Abernathy; her grandchildren: Wayne Steinard, Carrie (Dale) Miller, Gretel Roenfeldt and Lloyd Roenfeldt; and four Great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 1 PM Monday, January 23, 2012 at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers. Entombment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908. Info. 334-4880.

      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.

      Fort Myers News-Press, April 14, 2013 - Mary Lee (Scranton) Ackert, 79, an award-winning local artist, passed away on Friday, April 12 in the loving presence of her family. She leaves her husband of 57 years, Robert P. Ackert, Sr. of Fort Myers Beach, sister Jo Ann Main of North Carolina, son Robert P. Ackert, Jr. and wife Ruby Ackert-Herzig of Falmouth, Massachusetts, daughter Lindsay Chandler and husband Geoffrey Chandler of Waterville, Vermont and four grandchildren Stephen Chandler, Martin Chandler, Freeland Ackert and Adele Ackert. Extended family members include Philip & Rita Ackert, Alison Ackert-Smith and children, Lauren Ackert, Mark & Susanne Hankins, and Carol Hankins and children. Lee was pre-deceased by her siblings, Walter L. Scranton, Jr., J. Lynn Scranton and Billie Dawn Hankins. Lee was born in Poughkeepsie, New York to the Rev. Walter L. and Fannie Scranton. She grew up in White Plains, New York, spending many summers at the family's rustic house in the Catskills. She studied Interior Design at Syracuse University where she met her future husband who was studying at Cornell. They were married in White Plains, New York on August 13, 1955 during Hurricane Agnes. Lee later received a Masters in Education from Tufts. She was an elementary art teacher in Billerica, Massachusetts for many years. Lee and Bob moved to Florida in 1978 where she became involved with the Fort Myers Beach Art Association as a teacher and president. Lee was a signature member and past president of the Florida Watercolor Society. Lee loved the outdoors and lived life enthusiastically. She enjoyed skiing, water-skiing and sailing with her family and took up scuba diving in her mid-forties. Bob and Lee summered in Vermont, "relaxing" by the lake with the family at their summer cottage at Basin Harbor. She was always willing to lend a hand in the latest family project whether it was re-roofing a house, caring for a new grandchild or bringing in the hay on her children's farms. Lee and Bob's world travels included Europe, Australia, New Zealand and a cruise through the Panama Canal. Wherever they went, Lee brought her sketchbook and many of their trips were highlighted in her paintings. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. April 16 at the Beach United Methodist Church, Fort Myers Beach with a reception to follow at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to: Lee Ackert Memorial Fund, Fort Myers Beach Art Association, P. O. Box 2359, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932-2359.

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.

     Fort Myers News-Press, December 24, 2011 - Aleta Sue (McDaniel) Adam, 66, died December 22, 2011, in Fort Myers, Florida. She had been battling a recurrence of cancer for over a year, and she died of complications from esophageal cancer. A Lee County native, Aleta was born August 4, 1945 and raised in Fort Myers, spending most of her life in southwest Florida. She was a member of Fort Myers High School class of 1963. Her parents were Norman Odell McDaniel, Sr. (Mac the Barber) and Lorraine Prine McDaniel, Fort Myers residents since the early 1930s. Aleta was caregiver for many years for her mother and her Aunt Lillian Prine Osborne as they both declined with Alzheimer's. She loved the game of billiards and was active in the "Poke and Hope" league at the Miscue Lounge. For the last several years, before her decline, Aleta worked at Old Time Pottery on Fowler Avenue in Fort Myers.Survivors include two daughters, Traci McNally (Knoxville, TN) and Shawna Adam (Cape Coral, FL); a brother, James (Jimmy) McDaniel (Springfield, VA); six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Aleta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas William Adam; and her two older brothers, Norman Odell (Del) McDaniel, Jr. and Donald Lee (Donnie) McDaniel.

    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.

  Fort Myers 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.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 27, 1950 - Charles Perenneau Adams, 62, retired wholesale grocer, died last night. He had been a resident of Fort Myers since 1921. A veteran of the first world war, he was born in Cashiers Valley, N.C. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Adams; two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Smith, Haines City, and Mrs. George H. Ward, Asheville, N.C., and a brother, J. Q. Adams of San Francisco. He also leaves three nieces. Funeral arrangements will be in charge of Leo W. Engelhardt. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, April 26, 2009 - Collin Kris Adams, 11, of Cape Coral passed away on April 4, 2009. He was born on Jan. 15, 1998 in Flint, Michigan. He is survived by his loving family including his mother, Lee; his father, Louis; his grandmother, Barbara; his sisters, Caitlyn, Carmen, and Corrynn; his brothers, Louis Jr.. L.A. and Justin; his uncles, Felton, Daniel, John and Ed; his aunts, Carmen, Frannie, Ernie and Twila; several special cousins and his "girlfriend," Ashley. Collin's favorite toy was Elmo. He loved watching TV, looking in mirrors and, especially, hugging everyone. He always enjoyed attending Gulf Middle School. the family would like to thank Hurly Medical Center, Dr, Steve Galloday, Partners-in-Care, Jeannie and Suzanne, nurses Frazier and Teri, Paster Greg and the congregation of Cape Alliance Church, Cape Coral EMT and fire and police departments, the whole Mitchell family, every nurse and caregiver who ever helped care for out Collin and everyone who donated to the Collin Adams Fund. Thank you. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the funeral services at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Cape Alliance Church at 4307 Skyline Blvd., with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery at 1630 Pine Island Road. Arrangements are being handled by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery in Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-10-07 Emily Walker Adams born in Buckingham to Daniel & Della Walker June 26, 1914 passed away October 4, 2005. She was one of 13 children, she lived in FL her entire life. She was married to Chester Adams. They made their home in Clewiston, had 2 children Ron and Durema "Boog". In mid life they moved to Fort Myers where they owned and operated Murrays Country Store, which was a Fort Myers Landmark for many years. Emily was predeceased by her husband Chester and son Ron. She is survived by her daughter Durema (Ken) Hines, son Ron's wife Gloria Adams; grandchildren, Rusty Santana, Rebecca (Russ) Lynn, William (Jennifer) Adams, Curtis (Debbie) Adams, Chrys (Ron) Sills, Daniel (Nicole) Adams, Brian (Rene) Adams; 16 great-grandchildren, Ron & Gloria's children, 3 great-granddaughters, Ashley Santana, Lindsey Adams, Jodie Lynn, Durema's grandchildren and brothers Nate & Carl Walker, sister Eleanor Allison and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Saturday 11:00 AM at Alva Cemetery.
    Fort Myers NEws-Press, August 6, 1934 - Elvin M. Adams, 65-year-old Lee county pioneer, died yesterday morning at his home on Wilna street following a short illness. He is survived by his wife and three sisters of Boston, mass. Mr. Adams was one of the early settlers in this region and developed many citrus groves in the upper Caloosahatachee section. He was president of the Caloosahatchee Valley Citrus Growers, Inc., some years ago. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the First Methodist church. The Rev. J. F. Bell will officiate. Members of the Business Men's Bible class will form an honorary escort of the funeral cortege to the Fort Myers cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harry McWhorter, John M. Boring, Jim Gabriel, Ben King, Harvard Parkinson and Emil W. Opitz. L. W. Engelhardt and Sons have charge of the arrangements.

Ft Myers, News-Press, October 25, 2010 - George Edward Adams, a 60-year resident of Lee County, died peacefully on Friday, October 22, under the watch of his loving family and compassionate care of JoAnne's Hope Hospice staff in Bonita Springs. Born in 1914 in Beach Grove (suburb of Indianapolis) Indiana, George would have been 96 on December 3. While attending University of Alabama, George was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and met the love of his life, Leah Geffs, whom he married in 1937. After operating his prize-winning pure bread Angus cattle farm and completing development and build-out of two residential sub-divisions, George moved his family to Fort Myers in 1951. Seeing great future potential in this area, George soon became actively involved in the real estate brokerage business leading to the establishment of George E. Adams, Inc. in 1956. Over the next 50 years, the family team became involved in major land developments expanding roads, utilities and boundaries in the City of Fort Myers. During his many years as a pioneer in the local real estate industry, 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 (Chamber of Commerce) and as a founding member of Rotary South. George was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Leah Adams; his sister, Mary Adams; his parents, Dr. Daniel and Ruth Adams; and his great granddaughter, Audra Royal. His survivors include his two children, Judy Royal and Dan (Kathy) Adams; eight grandchildren, Dan (Mary) Royal III, Betsy (Walter) Newman, George Adams II, Heather Connors, Suzi (Dharmesh) Patel, Peter (Lauren) Adams, Dan (Julie) Adams Jr, and Leah (Paul) Lonsdale; and twelve great grandchildren. A private family service and internment is planned through Harvey-Engelhardt-Metez Funeral Home. Donations to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 in George's memory would be truly appreciated.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 30, 2009 - John Adams, Jr., 65, of Lehigh Acres, passed away on December 5, 2009. He was born in Midway, AL to the late John Adams, Sr. and Annette Adams. He is survived by his wife, Alice Adams; 3 daughters; 1 son; and 8 siblings. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 from 6-8 pm at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services Chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 11:00 am with interment following at the Fort Myers Cemetery. Online condolences may be made by visiting: www.andersonpatterson.com
    Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, March 17, 1939 -  Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for Joseph B. Adams, 81-year-old Ft. Denaud grove owner, who died early yesterday morning after an illness of a year. Services were held at the Spooner & Engelhardt funeral chapel, with the Rev. A. M. Glisson of LaBelle officiating.Mr. Adams, who had made his home at Fort Denaud for 25 years, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Adams; three daughters, Mrs. Scottie Casson, Mrs. Mable Tyson and Mrs. Irene Belflower of Jacksonville; three sons, Crawford Adams of Jacksonville, Call Adams of St. Petersburg and Neel Adams of Rustin, Fla. Interment was at Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tom Hull, Dennis Small, Rosco Miller, J. B. Walker, Alto Hiers and Dennis Dana.
      Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, May 23, 1947 - Mrs. Laura Adams, age 68, died at her home in Fort Denaud last night after a brief illness. She has been a resident of this community for the past 35 years. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lee Roan, Fort Denaud, and Mrs. John Dyess of LaBelle. Funeral arrangements, in charge of Spooner and Engelhardt, will be announced later. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
   Fort Myers News-Press, September 14, 2011 - Lawrence William "Larry" Adams, 84, passed away on September 6 at his home in Fort Myers. Born September 15, 1926 in Louisville, Ky, he served in the Army Air Corps from 1945-46. Following the service, he was program director at WVJS-AM in Owensboro, Ky. In the mid 50s, he became owner/operator of WBRT-AM in Bardstown, Ky, and was active in the community as a member of City Council and a founding director in 1959 of the amphitheater and musical drama, The Stephen Foster Story, at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. He relocated in 1966 to Fort Myers where he joined WINK-TV/AM/FM in the news department and as an evening news anchor. He later served as Vice President at Lee Memorial Hospital and as the Board Liaison Officer for the Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors. He was a Kentucky Colonel and lifetime honorary member of the Lee Memorial Auxiliary. He is predeceased by his wife, Susan, and is survived by his children, Marsha Adams of St. Petersburg, Mark Adams of Syracuse, NY, Jan Parkinson of Tampa and Lisa Adams of Washington, DC; grandchildren Sean Pinto, Christopher Pinto (Melissa), Maggie Adams, Hannah Adams, Clay Parkinson and Dana Parkinson and great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Pinto, Noah Pinto and Max Pinto. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. His positive outlook and caring nature will be remembered by those he loved.

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

Fort Myers News-Press, Monday, November 13, 1972 - BOCA GRANDE --Roy Crisler Adams, 74, of Tarpon Street, died 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. George Mills, of St. Paul, Minn. and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Edward R. Ponger Funeral Home in Port Charlotte.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, December 2, 2008 - Erica (Mattner) Adamski, 90, of Cape Coral, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. She was born July 10, 1918, in Holzhausen, Germany, a daughter of Max and Anna Calov Mattner, now deceased. She was the widow of Stanley J. Adamski. She loved to golf and was a former member of the Lochmoor Country Club Ladies Association. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Moose. She had resided in the Cape since 1970, coming from Bayonne, N.J. She is survived by her daughter, Anna Maria Mattner; stepson, Richard Adamski; nephews, Peter Mattner and Michael (Joanne) Adamski; niece, Gerd; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Kurt, Walter and Manfred Mattner; and sisters, Hertha and Elsbeth. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 24, 1969 - Albert (Doc) B. Addison, 39, 1230 Williams St., died at his residence Thursday. He was born Sept. 30, 1930 in Fort Myers. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Albert B. (Nadine) Addison II; four daughters, Sylvia Jean, Karen Sue, Rlla Fern and Dora Elaine Addison; his mother, Mrs. Laura Addison; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Welch of Fort Myers and Mrs. Annabelle DesForges of Lehigh Acres; nephew, Pvt. Albert B. Cooper, U.S. Army. Mr. Addison was a Korean veteran. Funeral service will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Arnold Charnock officiating. The American Legion Post No. 38 will conduct a graveside service at Alva Cemetery.

   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 for John Nathan Albritton, retired farmer and groveman, who died Sunday. He was 75 years old. Survivors include his widow, a brother, W. C. Albritton of Fort Myers, a son, Claude Albritton of Fort Myers, Mrs. Isaac Johns of Fort Myers, a daughter, and three other daughters living in central Florida.
     Fort Myers News-Press, August 11, 2013 - Mary Esther Albritton, 69, of North Fort Myers, passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 following an extended illness. She was born April 15, 1944 in Tallahassee and has lived in North Fort Myers for many years. She graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1962, was a member of New Testament Baptist Church in Cape Coral and owned and operated Mary Grant's Hair Fashions from 1978 - 2004. Mrs. Albritton leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of nine years, Lamar Albritton; her children: David Grant, Dennis Grant (Terry), Kathy Arbelo (Nestor), Dwayne Grant (Tammy), all of North Fort Myers and Elaine Aqui (Wil) of Orlando; her step-children: Toni Spivey (John) of Ohio, Kathy Crumbley of Georgia and Barry Albritton (Julie) of North Fort Myers; her siblings: Chuck Herring (Joan) of Naples and Ann Lambert of Jacksonville; her grandchildren: Joe Nelson, III (Amy), Wylder Grant and Grant Aqui and one great granddaughter, Larissa. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at New Testament Baptist Church, 2805 NE Pine Island Road, Cape Coral with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Testament Baptist Church Missions Fund, 2805 NE Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL 33909. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.   
    Fort Myers News-0Press, January 17, 2002 - Mertie Lee (Taylor) Albritton , 90, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2002 at her daughter's home in Lehigh Acres. She was born on February 10, 1911 in Buckingham on a homestead in what is now known as Lehigh Acres, daughter of the late Jennie (Green) and Rubin Taylor. Mrs. Albritton is survived by her daughter, Kathleen E. Wheeler, Lehigh Acres; four grandchildren, William R. (Martha) Wheeler, Fort Myers, Robert D. Wheeler, Bruce W. (Laura) Wheeler, and Brenda L. Crawford, all of Lehigh Acres, thirteen great-grandchildren, William R. Wheeler, Jr., Bradley Wheeler, Tracy Miles, Karin Tyler, John, Elizabeth and Jessica Wheeler, Melissa and Randall Crawford, Pamela, Amanda, and Wayne Wheeler, and Donald Whidden: five great-great grandchildren, Heather and Ashley Miles, Alexis Tyler, twins Sierra and Cheyenne Yates; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William H. Albritton in 1979; son, Floyd in 1932; sister, Mellie P. Smith in 1998; and great-grandson Robert D. Wheeler, Jr. in 1993. Funeral Services will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home on Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 11:30 a.m. with the Reverend Albert Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, January 18, 2002 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Inc., 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, November 20, 1975 - O. B. Albritton, 71, of 4767 Garcia, died Tuesday. A native of Moore Haven, he had lived in Fort Myers for the past 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Albritton of Fort Myers; thee sons, Calvin Albritton, Tom Albritton and Lamar Albritton, all of Fort Myers; two daughters, Mrs. Lavern Hendricks of Fort Myers and Mrs. Sara Howard of LaBelle, 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.Funeral service will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. with the Rev. Lonnie Ray Johns of the Church of God Safety Harbor officiating. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery. (Garden of Memories) Pallbearers will be Hugh Martin, Bud Wooten, Carroll Copping, Lester Curry, Lester Lee Curry and Clarence Inge.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Monday, May 23, 1955 - Susie F. Albritton, 69, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 29 years, passed away here Sunday morning. She is survived by her husband, W. C. Albritton of Fort Myers; two daughters, Lettie I. Albritton, Fort Myers, and Mrs. Roy E. Feuerhelm, of Hialeah; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Rosa L. Lyles of Long Beach, Calif., and Miss Ethel Craig, of Hialeah; 19 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. William Singletary and Rev. Leonard Goodman officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 8, 1964 - William C. Albritton, 81, 2617 Market St., died yesterday morning. He had lived here for the past 40 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Rosalee Olson, Tampa; Mrs. Ethel Stutt, Hialeah, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Laurine Albritton, Fort Myers; Mrs. Ovieda Fuerheim, Hialeah; two stepsons, Cline B. Craig, Fort Meeyrs, Carl F. Craig, Hialeah; 18 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 10:30 at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Louis H. Cross officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
   Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, January 3, 1980 -  William (Bill) H. Albritton, 73, of Fort Myers, died Dec. 30, 1979 in Lake Wales Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mertie Albritton; daaugher, Kathleen Wheeler; 3 sisters, Mandy Hale, Okeebhobee, FL; Louise Mitchell, Brandon, Fl; Thelma Kern, Savannah, Ga.; 3 brothers, Henry Albritton, Okeechobee; Alford Albritton, West Virginia; Dempsey Albritton, Tampa; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; half-sister, Arcie Collins, Sanford, Fl. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Dr. Billy Walker officiating. Pallbearers will be James Smith, John Smirth, Jr., Ronald Smith, Albert Smith, William Wheeler and Frank Green, Jr. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery (Garden of Memories).
      Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral, FL -  Josephine (Centamore) Alcamo, 90 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on May 8, 2013. She was born on March 28, 1923 to Francesco and Benedetta Centamore in Brooklyn, New York. Mrs. Alcamo is survived by her three daughters, Joanne Urso, Marie-Elena Wong and Bernadette Maniscalco; eight grandchildren, Marie Denise Fircz, Gina Dunn, Joseph Urso, Jr., Paul Maniscalco, Denise Watson, Marcus Luck, Jarrod Luck and Jessica Luck; 12 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vito. Visitation will be on Monday, May 13th from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to leave thoughts and memories for her family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Tuesday, June 1, 1982 - Francis Joseph Aldacosta, 75, of St. James City, died in St. James City Sunday morning. He was born and lived in Lee County. He was a retired fisherman and member of Our Lady of Miraculous Metal Catholic Church.Christian Burial services will be conduced today at 10:30 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Father Franois Dauss officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Cemetery (Garden of Memories). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the South Florida Lung Association.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 23, 1978 - Azaline Youmans Alderman,86, of 2050 Katherine St., died Monday. She was a lifetime resident of Fort Myers. She is survived by two sisters, Lessie C. Smith of Homestead, Fla. and Armeda Parham of Fort Pierce; one daughter, Azona W. Roan of Fort Myers; two granddaughters, Carol Brown of Fort Myers and Melody Jedlick of St. James City; two grandsons, Emory L. Road and Arlan N. Roan, both of Fort Myers,and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fort Myers Cemetery with Bill Carpenter officiating. Leo W Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 27, 1932 - D. Lee Alderman, 64 years of age, died at 10:15 o'clock last night at his residence, 2410 Lee street, following a short illness. Mr. Alderman had been a resident of Fort Myers for three years. Survivors include the widow, three sons, LaRue, John and Morgan; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Kirby, Miss Mann Alderman and Miss Orneda Alderman; five brothers, Tom, William Edwin, Joseph and Tete, and a sister, Mrs. James Durrence. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral chapel. The Rev. Joseph F. Bell will officiate. Mr. Alderman was born at Fort Ogden adn moved here from Vero Beach three years ago. He had been in ill health for six months. He once operated a store in the Safety Hill section.
      Fort Myers News-Press, August 15, 1970 - Mrs. Ruby Storter Alderman was survived by her husband, Wallace W. Alderman; daughters, Mrs. Edgar Boyette Jr., Mrs. Robert Dean; son, Thomas Alderman of Fort Meyrs; sisters, Mrs. Frances Bostick, Mrs. Neil Brown, Tice, Mrs. Dot Herrick, Bonita Springs, Mrs. Effie Montgomery of Tice; brothers, Neal Storter of Brownsville, TX, Kirby S. Storter of Miami; seven grandsons and one granddaugther. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Funeral service at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. Burial in Fort Myers Cemetery
      Fort Myers News-Press, October 11, 1936 - Thomas F. Alderman, 67, died last night at his home on Bayshore Road after a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. John Gerald of Fort Myers and Mrs. Burnett Yeager of Punta Gorda; two sons, Wallace of Fort Myers and Richard of Norfolk, Va. Services will be announced later. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 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. Alderman, two daughters, Miss Nell Alderman and Mrs. Ursula Hunter and a grandson, Gena Hunter. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the graveside in the Joshua Creek cemetery near Arcadia. Rev. E. Evans has charge of the service and arrangements are being made by Lawrence A. Powell.
      Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, September 4, 1975 - William Wallace Alderman, 85, of 1507 Maple Drive, died Wednesday. He was born Oct. 20, 1889 in Pine Level, Fla. and was a longtime resident of this area. He was a member of the Pioneer Club. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Nancy L. Dean and Mrs. Ruby Stella Boyette; one son, Tom Alderman of Fort Myers; one sister, Mrs. Areta Yeager of Punta Gorda, and eight grandchildren, including Nancy Alderman of Fort Myers. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. L. B. Huston officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Robert S. Dean, Charles W. Dean, William Edgar Boyette, Wayne Michael Boyette, David Thomas Alderman, Gary Curtis Alderman and James Lee Alderman. Honorary pallbeareres will be Nelson Hough, Ed Scott, Shep Bass, Dave Hammel, Frank Kosioske and Charles Dean. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 29, 2006 - Mario Aldrigo, 71, of Cape Coral died December 23, 2006 at his home. He is survived by his wife Elena Aldrigo of Cape Coral.A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Wednesday January 3, 2007 at the Metz Funeral Chapel. Interment will immediately follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory, Cape Coral, 542-2134. 
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, November 28, 2009 - Mary L. Aleci, 93, of Cape Coral, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. She was born Nov. 6, 1916, in New Rochelle, N.Y., and moved to Cape Coral from East Quogue, N.Y., in 1976. She was a member of St. Katharine-Drexel Catholic Church and a member of the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Aleci is survived by her children, Catherine M. (Richard) Bock of Cape Coral, Cheryl Pepe of New Rochelle, N.Y., and Carol Ann (George) Abrahamsen of San Clemente, Calif. Also surviving are five grandchildren and seven great0grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Aleci, in 1998. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 30, at St. Katharine-Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 S.W. 20th. Ave., Cape Cora,l with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
   Fort Myers News-Press, December 20, 2013 - Alfreda Ruth Alexander, 88, passed away December 17, 2013. She was born December 13, 1925 in Hornersville, Missouri. She had moved to Lee County, Florida in 1983 from Memphis, Tennessee. Alfreda had spent her later years in Tiger, Georgia. The most important thing in her life was her family. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 72 years, Meyers and her son, Ty Alexander, both of Tiger, Georgia.   There will be a services to be announced at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Interment will take place in the cemetery.  
        Mrs William R. (Flossie T. Roberts) Alexander

   Fort Myers News-Press, 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 Tech before being employed by the USAF as a Supervisor of Airplane Parts Inventory during which time she met and married her husband of 67 years. Louise has been a resident of Florida for the past 27 years after moving to Palm Beach Gardens in 1983 from Schenectady, NY where she resided with her husband and family for 29 years. In 2001 Louise moved with her husband to Burnt Store Marina and Country Club where they lived until their recent move to Gulf Coast Village. Louise is survived by her husband, C. Everts Alexander, three children, Dennis C. Alexander of Cape Coral, FL, Robert E. Alexander of Cumming, GA, and Carol A. Wood of Danielsville, GA. She is survived also by eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Louise was active as a volunteer at Ellis Hospital when she lived in Schenectady, NY. She also loved playing golf, reading, playing computer games, and completing the daily crossword puzzle along with being an avid bridge player. She was a lover of animals and especially loved pugs. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Saturday January 15, 2011 at Coral Ridge 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 Boulevard, Cape Coral, FL 33991. Please visit www.metzfuneralhome.com to view Louise's Life Tribute.
     Fort Myers News-Press, September 21, 2004 - Audrey (Johnson) Alford of James, TN passed away Sunday, September 19, 2004 after a long battle with cancer. Born May 25, 1922 to Homer (Bert) and Velma Johnson in Charlotte Co. Audrey is survived by her loving daughter and caregiver Martha Ann Dalton of Jamestown, TN and sons David Lane, George (Patsy) Goff, John (Naomi) Goff, Orville (Nancy) Lane, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside memorial will be held Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 2:00 PM at Indian Springs Cemetery in Punta Gorda, FL.

Caloosa Belle, Feb 23 2005--James Edsel Allen, 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.
   Fort Myers News-Press December 16, 2000 - Jessie Wanda (Hilton) Allen of Fort Myers, FL, died December 14, 2000 at home. She was born Sept. 26, 1933 in Knoxville, TN, daughter of the late Addie and Albert Hilton, preceded in death by her husba nd Phillip "Junior", died in June, 1968, sister, Ella Williams died Sept. 1991. Mrs. Allen is survived by sons, Rick of No. Ro yalton, OH, Phillip III, of OH, Dennis of Bonita Springs, FL and daughter Linda Kay Allen of Fort Myers, FL; 13 grandchildren; siste rs, Mildred Maples of Knoxville, TN, Nora Downs of Meridian, MS, Bobbie Teaster of Fort Myers, FL; brother, A.R. Hilton. Sister-in-l aw, Mary Maples (Roy) of Fort Myers, FL. Graveside services at Lee Memorial Park, Rt. 82, Fort Myers, FL, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 :00 p.m. Services will be conducted by Pastor Larry G. Sims. Memorial gifts may be made to Hope Hospice
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 18, 2014 - Joyce E. Allen, age 78, of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away following a recent illness on Friday, January 17, 2014 with her loving family by her side. A Graveside Service will be celebrated at 11 AM on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Fort Myers Cemetery, 3200 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Burial will commence immediately following prayers. Arrangements entrusted to Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 2701 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971, (239) 368-7080. Those who wish to express condolences to the family at this difficult time are urged to visit Joyce's memorial webpage at www.andersonpatterson.com and sign the guestbook.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 27, 1971- LaVeta Allen, 80, of Fort Myers, a registered nurse for many years, died Friday. Among survivors are a brother, Frank Allen, a sister, Mrs. Grace Huss of LaBelle; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary services will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Fuenral Home. Requiem Mass will be said Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Peter D'Alessandro, George D'Alessandro, Bob Hollis, Gerald Sushil, Kenneth Sushil and Bert Chapman. Honorary pallbearers will be John Cartwright and Dr. H. Q. Jones Sr. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.February 28, 1971 - Funeral service for Miss LaVeta Allen, 81, of Katherine St. will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Thomas Anglim officiating. Pallbearers will be Peter D'Alessandro, George D'Alessandro, Bob Hollis, Gerald Sushil, Kenneth Sushil and Bert Chapman. Honorary pallbearers will be John Cartwright and Dr. H. Q. Jones Sr. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Rosary service will be held tonight at 8 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News Press, July 18, 1933 - Lowell M. Allen, 70 years old, died yesterday morning at his home on Stella Street. He leaves his widow and four children, Miss LaVeta A. Allen of Fort Myers, J. F. Allen of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Grace Huss of LaBelle and Mrs. F. G. Fowler of Jamestown, Penn. Funeral services, in charge of L. W. Engelhardt and Sons, will be held at the St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Church, probably Wednesday. Pallbearers will be D. F. Lessey, E. Loveland, M. F. Flynn, Rocco Pavese, A. H. Russell and John Hassett. Because of failing health, Mr. Allen came to Fort Myers three years ago from LaBelle, wehre he had made his home since 1912. Born in Allerton, Iowa, Dec. 4, 1862, Mr. Allen moved to Fort Scott, Kan., where he married Miss Cecelia Seist in 1887. There he was employed for many years by the St.Louis and San Francisco railroad. Mr. Allen was active in town and city affairs before his health failed. He served as one of the first commissioners of Glades County and was amember of the municipal waterworks board in Fort Scott.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 23, 1932 - In the midst of a period of shouting and demonstrations of religious fervor in the Church of God, East Fort Myers, Mrs. Mary Allen, 40, a member of the congregation, collapsed and fell to the floor, apparently unconscious during the worship hour on Sunday night. For some time, it was said she lay where she had fallen near the altar, while the services proceeded and the Rev. Josh Hires conducted the worship service. Then when Mrs. Allen failed to rally from what other members of the church assumed to be one of the "trances" into which followers of their faith fall sometimes when their religous zeal is stirred to a high emotional pitch, the congregation wondered. Efforts to awaken the woman failed and a telephone message to the Lee Memorial hospital said they were bringing the stricken member of the congregation for treatment. Dr. J. William Jones was at the hospital at the time and he awaited their arrival. As soon as they arrived with Mrs. Allen, it was apparent her condition was critical Her pulse was barely perceptible, it was said, and her breathing had almost ceased entirely. By the time she could be taken to a room, Mrs. Allen's heart action had stopped entirely and she was dead. Every effort was made to resuscitate her, Dr. Jones and members of the hospital organization attempting to revive the spark of her life. It was at first thought possilble that Mrs. Allen's condition might be one of suspended animation brought on by excess emotional action incident to religious excitement. When the attempt had failed and Mrs. Allen was pronounced dead beyond a possible doubt, members of the congregation waiting at the hospital said her passing away in that particular manner and at that time was "the will of God." Mrs. Allen was a widow. She had lived here for about four years. Her home was at 634 Edgewood avenue in East Fort Myers. She is survived by a son, Russell Allen, a daughter, Mrs. Claudia May Cartright, six brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be conducted by Lawrence A. Powell at the fmaily residence at 5 o'clock this afternoon. the Rev. Josh Hires, pastor of the Church of God, will officiate. Interment will be in the Fort Myers cemetery
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 7, 1940 - Mrs. Nancy Angeline Allen, 89-year-old widow of the late A. J. Allen, died last night at her home at 307 Thompson street after a long illness. Mrs. Allen was one of the oldest living residents of Lee county, having lived here since 1879. Mrs. Allen came here in the early days before Fort Meyrs was incorporated and when what is now Lee, Hendry and Collier counties was a part of Monroe county. Because of Mrs. Allen's advanced age, her death was not unexpected and neighbors were on hand to assist the family. Many friends stood out in the rain last night in case they might be able to render some assistance. Mrs. Allen's immediate survivors are two sons, Robert W. Allen and A. J. "Cap" Allen, and two daughters, Mrs. Irby Johnson and Mrs. Allen Powell. Spooner and Engelhardt will have charge of funeral arrangements.
    Herald Tribune, Sarasota, FL, December 10, 2003 - Roger L. Allen I, 54, Punta Gorda, died Nov. 26, 2003. He was born Sept. 19, 1949, in Johnstown, Pa., and came to the Punta Gorda area in 1960. He was an auto mechanic at Sears for 13 years. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Ruth Ann; a daughter, Angela Siemonski of Port Charlotte; sons Roger II, Christopher, and Nicholas, all of Punta Gorda; a brother, James of Punta Gorda; a sister, Regina Brooks of Ohio; and one grandchild. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Indian Springs Cemetery. Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services of Punta Gorda is in charge.
     Fort Myers News-Press , 17 Nov 2007 -- Sara Jewell Allen, 70 of Fort Myers, FL. passed away on Monday Nov. 12, 2007. She was born February 10, 1937 in Beckley, WV to Solomon Earl and Sylvia Jane (Milam) Grose. She was preceded in death by her parents and her late husband Eddie Wilson Allen, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Survived by her children, Iris Swallow, Belinda Hanley, Lori Bates and Paul Allen, 7 Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren, 3 sisters and 1 brother. Funeral Services will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd. on Sunday, Nov. 18th at 1:00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorial contributions would be gladly accepted to help her children with funeral expenses.

      St Petersburg Times, July 9, 2010 – Robert L. Allison, Sr. 64, of Tampa, passed away July 5, 2010. He is survived by his wife Gale; sons, Robert L. Allison Jr. and Jeffrey Allison both of Tampa; brother, Karl M. Allison Jr. of Largo; sister Ann Slevin of Lake Placid; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will take place 10 am Saturday, July 10th, at Oakwood Community Church, 11209 Casey Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Melech Hospice House. Swilley Funeral Home 813-932-6157
    Fort Myers Tropical News, December 27, 1927 - Christmas brought sorrrow to three Fort Myers families when Mrs. Alma C. West, Jerry Fielder Allred and A. W. Igleheart died early Sunday morning all within a few hours...Mr. Allred died shortly after 3 o'clock Sunday morning from a heart attack. He had been up and about Saturday and was apparently in good health. He fainted while attempting to adjust a bedside lamp and was dead when Dr. Ernest Bostelman reached the Allred home less than 10 minutes later. He came to Fort Myers in 1914 from Troy, Ala., where he was born 41 years ago. Several years ago he organized the Allred Jewelry Co., of which he was the principal stockholder and proprietor. He was a leading business man here until the time of his death. Mr. Allred is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter, his father and four sisters and three brothers. His father, O. B. Allred, three sisters, Avis, Madge and Nettie and three brothers, J. B., H. G. and E. M. Allred are residents of Troy, Ala. A fourth married sister, Mrs. Kate Gurrels, lives at Opp, Ala. The funeral of Mr. Allred will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the family home, 225 Second st. Dr. L. M. Broyles and the Rev. C. T. Tew will have charge of the services. Masonic rites will be conducted at the grave by the members of Tropical lodge who are requested to meet at the hall at 2:30.
     Fort Myers News-Press May 2, 2008 Linda Derby Allshouse, 59 of Lehigh Acres, Fl. passed away April 24, 2008 following illness. She was a retired school teacher at Sunshine Elementary School in Lehigh Acres. She was communicant, choir member and cantor at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Lehigh Acres.She is survived by George M. Allshouse, II "Rusty", her son Geoffrey both of Lehigh Acres, a daughter-in-law Michele and 5 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Doyle and Mary Lou Derby and Doyle, Jr. her brother.Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Sunshine Elementary or American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart AssociationAmerican Heart Association.Memorial services to be held at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Lehigh Acres, Fl., on May 3, 2008 at 12:15 p.m. Inurnment to be at St. Joseph's Garden of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Ft. Myers, Fl.Arrangements care of Anderson Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres, Fl.

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 lifelong 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, Gladys Altman of Muse; brother, Joe Altman of Muse, and sister, Katherine Pate of Ortona, Fla.Services will be graveside thursday, June 8, 1995 at the Muse Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 10, 2013 - Phyllis LonDoris Altman, 76, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013. She was born December 12, 1936 in Sophie, WV and moved to Fort Myers in 1954. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Mrs. Altman leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Carmen Williams (Dean) of Fort Myers, Jebtha Altman, Jr. of Lehigh Acres, Carla Ronco (Larry) of Alva and Carlene Burkhead (Mark) of Lehigh Acres; her grandchildren: Frank, Zachary, Nevaeh, Aaron, Tyler, Tayler, Travis, Jonathan and Faith and her faithful dog, Duke. She was proceded in death by her husband of 45 years Jebtha Altman Sr. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, April 12, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6-8 PM Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital  or  www.stjude.org  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

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).

FORT MYERS 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.
    Margarita Alvarez, 88, passed away July 15, 2012. She was born January 13, 1924 in Puerto Rico to the late Mateo and Rosa (Acosta) Alvarez. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Hipolito Vargas; 2 brothers and 3 sisters. She came to Lee County 15 years ago from Orlando and was a member at First Assembly of God of Fort Myers. She enjoyed playing dominos, watch TV and movies. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Lydia Morales and her husband Alex of Fort Myers; Ismael Vargas and his wife Magda of Orlando; and Luis Vargas also of Orlando; 11 grand children, 28 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. There will be a visitation on Thursday, July 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at First Assembly of God of Fort Myers. Funeral Service will begin at 7:00. Graveside service will be Friday at 10:00 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

    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 October 28, 2007 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, February 1, 2009 - Paul L Amason, age 52, of Fort Myers, passed away Saturday January 31st, 2009. Friends and family are welcome to pay respects Tuesday February 3rd, 2009 from 12 - 1 pm will funeral services beginning at 1:30, the same day, at Anderson Funeral Home 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33916. Interment services will be held in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens immediately following. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Anderson Funeral Home, Ft Myers FL.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 22, 2010 - Joseph George Ambrose Sr., of Bokeelia, FL passed away on March 8, 2010. He was born on March 9, 1922 in Dayton, OH to Joseph C. Ambrose and Martha Ambrose. Mr. Ambrose was a veteran of World War II serving the U.S.  Air Force . He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 56 years, Dolores Ambrose; son, Joseph Ambrose Jr.; daughters, Martha McLaughlin and her husband, Jim, Elizabeth Amin and her husband Massoud; brothers, George Ambrose and his wife Nancy and Bernard Ambrose; brother-in-law, Thomas Cooper; and many nieces and nephews. Joseph is pre-deceased by his sisters, Marinell Ambrose, Martha Bieler and Katherine Cooper. Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 24, 2010 with burial and military honors provided by the V.F.W. at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral, Florida. 
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 21, 2012 - Jack A. Ames, 41, of Fort Myers, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 19, 2012. He was born May 29, 1970 in St. Louis, MO and moved to Florida in1979. He was an employee of Kay's Hallmark Shop in Fort Myers. Jack leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Kay F. Ames of Cape Coral; his brother, Jerome J. Ames, Jr. and sister-in-law, Traci of Fort Myers; his nephews: Cole and Evan Ames, both of Fort Myers and his uncle, Jack Frohman of Fort Myers. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerome J. Ames, Sr. in 1997. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with interment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
     Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, FL - Carolyn Sue (Tyner) Amick, 61, of Punta Gorda passed away March 16, 2007. She was born July 27, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio to Jim and Phyllis (Wilson) Tyner. Carolyn moved from Mt. Gilead, Ohio in 1972 to Punta Gorda. She worked as a paralegal for Attorney Robert Norton and prior to that she worked for Farr Law Firm. Carolyn was an active member in the Tarpon Booster’s Organization and enjoyed putting on the Amick’s Country Jamboree Annually. Her greatest enjoyment was taking care of her family. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 41 years, Don; daughter Cherie (David) Bolyard of Punta Gorda; sons Chad Amick of Punta Gorda and Scot (Pam) Amick of Lake Mary, FL; brother Jerry Preston of Iowa; sister Nancy Green of Gainesville, FL; grandson D. Coulton Bolyard of Punta Gorda and Trey Amick of Lake Mary, FL. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 pm, Monday, March 19 at the Punta Gorda Chapel of Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 20 at the Punta Gorda Chapel of Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will follow after the service at Indian Springs Cemetery. To express condolences to the family, please sign the online condolence book.

  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, Aug. 20,1934--Mae Andel died at her home on Carson street shortly afternoon yesterday. She had been ill for several months and her condition became serious nearly a week ago. Mrs. Andel is survived by her husband, Carl J. Andel, well-known Fort Myers jeweler, a sister, Miss Grace Sebastian, who has lived at the Andel home here for over a year, and two brothers, Frank E. Sebastian of St. Louis, Mo., and Claude M. Sebastian of Edwardsville, Ill. Mrs. Andel came to Fort Myers with her hsuband in 1924 from Edwardsville, Ill. She was associated with the Methodist church here and was an active member before her illness. Services will be held at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral chapel. The Rev. Joseph Bell will officiate. The body will be sent on the evening train to Edwardsville, the family home, for funeral rites and burial. It has been requested that flowers be omitted at the services today.

   Fort Myers News-Press, May 10, 2012 - Barbara Ann Anderson, 81, of Ft.Myers, passed away due to complications of open-heart surgery, May 7, 2012. She was born in Wichita, KS to Clyde and Laura Olney on January 11, 1931. She was a member of Southwest Baptist Church. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Max Anderson. Their sons, Rex and Randy, preceded her in heaven. Brother, Richard Olney, also preceded her in death. Survivors are Cherished Grandchildren Bryan Anderson of Pt. Charlotte, Adrienne Anderson and Eric Anderson of Sacramento, CA, Sara (Justin) Bird of Augusta, KS; 5 Great Grandchildren; and Daughter-in-Law Linda Anderson of Sacramento, CA; Sisters Judy Dilley of Wichita, KS and Joyce ( Mike) Rehr of Sanibel; close family friend Sally (Jerry) Sprague; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and precious dog Valentine. Viewing and Services will be held TODAY, Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 2 P.M. at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82, Ft. Myers, FL. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Southwest Baptist Church.

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 Oct 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.

  Harry Louis Anderson II, 88, of Fort Myers, died Monday, May 24, 1999. He was born September 17, 1910 to Milam Ross and Jane Anderson. He was married to Elise Maharrey. He was part-owner of the Anderson 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 'Frenesi" which was severely damaged during a mission in Brunswick. He was captured by the Germans and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. He returned to the United States and eventually moved to Alabama and ran a cattle farm for 20 years 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 Anderson and his wife Glenda; two grandchildren Eric and Heather. A Private Memorial Service will be held at the Fort Myers Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - Sunday, October 27, 1968 Ida O. Anderson, 79, former resident of LaBelle and a resident of Fort Myers for the past 20 years, deid Saturday afternoon. She resided at 2320 Lane Avenue. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Fort Myers. Surviving are four sons, Harry L. Anderson, Fort Myers; George E. Andersosn of Columbia, S.C.; Fredrick P. Anderson of Auburndale; Albert O. Anderson of Bonita Springs; daughters, Mrs. Henderson (Ella) May of Pine Island; Mrs. William C. (Alice) Moss of Westmont, N.J.; Mrs. A. E. (Mabel) Reckwerdt of Fort Myers Beach; 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. R. L. Keys officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Burial will be in Ft. Denaud Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press , 18 Dec 2007 -- Isaac Anderson, Jr., 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 33919.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - February 11, 1946 James Calvin Anderson, Jr., 42, died at Pahokee Friday after an auto accident. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Addie Anderson of Buckingham; two sons, Hershel Anderson and Julian Anderson; a sister, Mrs. Sudie A. Brown of Tampa. The body was brought to Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel of Lawrence A. Powell. (Buckingahm Cemetery)

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 1, 2009 Joseph Patrick "Pat" Anderson Jr., age 88, of Alva, passed away October 30, 2009 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born June 28, 1921 in Fort Myers, the son of the late Joseph P. and the late Virginia June (Granger) Anderson, Sr. He had served in the Navy and he was an automotive mechanic. Survivors include his two daughters; Jo Ann (Floyd) Greenwell of Olga, FL and June (Gary) Carter of Alva, FL; his one brother; Bob (Betty) Anderson, DDS of Fort Myers, FL, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Theda Anderson, and his late brother Emmet Anderson, Esq. Services will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Alva Cemetery, Alva with Chaplain Chuck Wester officiating, interment to follow. Vitiation will be graveside, Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Alva Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.Arrangements by Akin Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.

  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."

  Fort Myers 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 Episcopal Church.
    Caloosa Belle, May 24, 2007 - Loreita O (Dupree) Anderson, 80, of Okeechobee, died May 21, 2007, at Health Park Medical Center in Ft. Myers. Mrs. Anderson was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Ft. Myers to Thomas and Rebecca Dupree. She was a homemaker having come to Okeechobee from Moore Haven in 1948. Mrs. Anderson loved gardening.Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry L.Anderson on Sept. 24, 2006.She is survived by: two sons, Michael T.J. Anderson of Okeechobee and Daniel L. (Mary) Anderson of Ft. Myers; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Dupree of Spring Hill; and, four sisters, Frances Harris, Lois Green, Florence Waldron and Barbara Ann Dupree, all of Texas.Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2007, at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2007, at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Interment will follow at Ortona Cemetery with Pastor Richard Whipple officiating.Friends may sign the guest book at.All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee FuneralHome and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 24, 2011 - Lorena Anderson Duff, 93, of Fort Myers, FL died on October 21, 2011 at the Villa Palms; a Fort Myers resident for the past 60 years. She was the wife of the late Marshall W. Anderson and the late John Duff and mother of the late Richard J. Thorstad Jr. She is survived by her son, Edward A. Thorstad Sr. of Fort Myers and Richard's wife, Patty, her grandchildren Edward Jr., Stephen M. (Lindsay) and David A. Thorstad and her great grandchildren, Austin and Olivia. Private Graveside Services will be held by the family at the Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Friend may sign the guest book at www.dignifiedcremations.com.
    Fort Myers Tropical News, June 11, 1927 - M. C. Anderson, 50, died of tuberculosis at Slater yesterday morning. His wife at Lake Helen has been notified and is expected here today. Anderson was an employee of the McWilliams lumber mill. Fellow workers missed him at the breakfast table and, upon entering his room to look for him, found him dead in his bed. The body is at Engelhardt's mortuary awaiting arrival of his wife.
     Fort Myers News-Press, Sept 30 1985 - Marshall W Anderson, 74,of Tredegar Drive, Ft Myers, dies Saturday. A prominent local businessman here for many years, Mr. Anderson was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers, Tropical Lodge #56 F & A M, the Scottish Rite Bodies, the Areba Shrine Temple, Rotary Club and was past Treasuerer of the Cub Club of Fort Myers. He is survived by his wife, Lorna A Anderson; two daughters; Marsha A Gates of Ft Myers and Susan Hingson of Cape Coral;, three sons, John F of Longwood FL, Richard J Thorstad and Edward A Thorstad of Fort Myers; sister Olive Alexander of Ft Myers, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church with Rev.Donald F Padgett, pastor, officiating. Fraternal services will be conducted by the Tropical Lodge #56F & A M. Active pallbearers will be M T Ruke, Ed Carrier, Bill Dosher, Ron Deets, Lowell Livingston, Bernie Cousino; Honorary pallbearers will be Dick Pritchett, A W D Harris, Morey Evans and C C Kirkland. Entombment will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 17, 2007 - Martha McDonald Anderson, 86, of Fort Myers died Thursday, June 14, 2007. She had been a resident here since 1969 formerly of Cleveland, Ohio and was a member of Post #10097 VFW Auxiliary, and the Church of the Resurrection. Surviving are her husband, William of Fort Myers, son James (Ginny) Jerele of Concord, OH, daughters, Martha "Sue" (Andrew) Dubill of Kansas City, KS, and Patricia Ann (Tanner) Luce of Fort Wayne, IN, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 AM at the Church of the Resurrection, Fort Myers. Entombment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Dr. Monday from 2-4 PM. The family prefers memorials to be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908. Kiser Funeral Home 481-4341

       Fort Myers News-Press, July 25, 2007 - Martha Risdal Anderson 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, Florida, 33908.
    Fort Myers News-Press , October 12, 2007 - Marvin Eugene Anderson, 84, of N. Fort Myers, formerly of Bokeelia, passed away on October 10, 2007. He was born on May 1, 1923 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Hessell and Hazel Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army Air Corp, where he attained the rank of Sergeant. He retired after 25 years from the City of Flint, Michigan as a Narcotics Detective. Mr. Anderson was also a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Michigan and Florida. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Flint and was a Life member of the American legion. Mr. Anderson was very proud of his "Service to America" certificate of appreciation he received as A Proud World War II Veteran during the dedication of the World War II national monument. He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 35 years, Gloria D. Anderson; children, Dale Anderson, Dawn Anderson, Don ( Kristy) Langworthy, Ron ( Diane) Langworthy and Randy (Connie) Langworthy; grandchildren, Derek, Melissa, Ben, Aaron, Steve, Stacie and Don Timothy; and great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Webb (Wanda) Ilse. Visitation will be on Saturday, October 13th from 4:30 p.m. until the funeral service at 5:30 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Interment will be in the Masonic section at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery.
    Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, FL - Nathan ”Perry” Anderson, 50, of Punta Gorda passed away September 29, 2005. He was born September 8, 1955 in Nokomis, FL to the late William and Virginia (Fussell) Anderson. Perry moved to Punta Gorda five years ago, and owned Anderson Roofing; he was of the Baptist faith. Perry enjoyed dogs, being outdoors, riding Harley’s and horses, as well as shooting pool and watching the Miami and Tampa Bay football teams. He will be missed by his son Ronnie (Melissa) Anderson of Springhill, FL; daughter Tammy (Ken) Anderson of St. Pete, FL; brother Greg (Gloria) Anderson of Punta Gorda; sisters Gladys (Mike) Wintell of Nivara, FL and Blanche (Robert) Beneke of Murfreesboro, TN; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 4 at the Punta Gorda Chapel of Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. A graveside service will be at 3:00 pm, Wednesday at Indian Springs Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of SW Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
    Phyllis B. Anderson, passed away April 8, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.  She came to Fort Myers in 1999 from Rochester, New York. Phyllis was a Special Education teacher for many years in Rochester and Fort Myers.  Most recently, she was a realtor with Kelly Cove Realty. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Tanner Pembroke; siblings, Kathy Barna, Patrice Szabo, Paula Tetrault, Margot Olenik and John Barna; and several nieces and nephews. There will be a Celebration of Life on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.  Graveside service will be Friday at 11:00 am at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lee Memorial Hospital Foundation

   Robert R. Anderson, Jr., more commonly known 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.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 2, 2011 - Taylor Layne Anderson was born and passed away on August 30, 2011 in Fort Myers, Florida.  He is survived by his parents, Robert and Bethany (Hines) Anderson of Fort Myers; grandparents, Bob Hines of Lawrenceville, GA, Charlene Hines of Lawrenceville, GA also Bob and Cindy Anderson, Snellville, GA; great grandparents, Betty Hines of Christiansburg, VA and Cicely Anderson of Tampa, FL; aunts, Ruth Ann North of Atlanta, GA and Melissa Anderson of Atlanta, GA; uncles, Ian North of Atlanta, GA, Chris Anderson of Atlanta, Ga, and Cooper Anderson, Snellville, Ga.; cousin, Chloe Grace Anderson. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The March of Dimes, 6314 Corporate Court, Ft. Myers, FL, 33919." Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
     Fort Myers News-Press September 29, 2010 - Todd Daniel Anderson, age 34, of Alva, passed away September 25, 2010 at Alva, FL. He was born June 10, 1976 at Fort Myers. Survivors include his Mother, Betty S. Daniels, his Grandfather, Pastor James H. Daniels, and his Grandmother, Irene Daniels all of Alva, FL. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 11:30 am in the Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers with Pastor Clifton Mathis officiating. Interment will follow in Alva Cemetery, Alva. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:30 AM until service time in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL. Arrangements by Akin Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.

   Fort 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 line of Florida natives, he was born on Sept. 10, 1926, in Fort Myers, to Pat and Virginia Anderson. Dr. Bob graduated in 1944 from Fort Myers High School, where he lettered and was all-conference in five sports. He joined the Navy and served during WW II on the USS Hornet. Returning home, he married the love of his life, Betty Brown. He received his undergraduate and dentistry degrees from Emory University in Atlanta. During a two-year hiatus between the two, he taught and coached at Fort Myers High School. During his years practicing dentistry, he served his community in the roles of Boy Scout Master, Little League Coach, 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 involved in leadership roles at Riverside Baptist Church.After 18 years in Fort Myers, Dr. Bob sold his home and dental practice, and with Betty, joined the dental missionary field. For the next 15 years they were stationed in Ghana and Nigeria. In addition to operating two dental facilities and conducting clinics in surrounding villages, Dr. Bob taught students at the University of Nigeria Dental School.Upon retirement from the mission field, he came back to his beloved Fort Myers, for good, to continue to practice the profession he loves at Family Health Centers of Southwest FL, a non-profit healthcare clinic for special populations who require health care. Never one to be idle, he also resumed his involvement in the community. He served on the Fort Myers City Council, the Board of Directors of the Fort Myers Police Athletic League, was a member of Rotary International and was also very active in First Baptist Church of Fort Myers.Family Health Centers named their clinic on Broadway Ave. in his honor. He earned the distinction of being named Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Dental Alumni Association of Emory University. He loved nothing more than a boat full of mullet and a Jeep 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 with great distinction.Dr. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Pat Anderson and Emmett Anderson. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty; his son Buz (Cathy), Melbourne, FL; daughter, Beverly Gunderson (Lance), Atlanta, GA; son Steve (Susan), Jasper, GA; son Michael (Michelle), Ft. Myers; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six nieces; three nephews; and many, many friends. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, with a celebration of his life held at 11:00 a.m.
    Herald Tribune, Sarasota, FL, July 2, 2003 - Timothy S. Andrashko, 2, Warm Mineral Springs, North Port, died June 30, 2003. He was born Feb. 11, 2001, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and came to North Port a year ago. Survivors include his parents, Vasiliy and Yuliya of North Port; brothers Vasiliy Jr., Michael, Rostislav, Anatoliy and Daniel, all of North Port; and sisters Nataliya, Ludmila, Yuliya and Tatiana, all of North Port. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the First Slavic Pentecostal Church. A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Indian Springs Cemetery, Punta Gorda. James A. McKee Funeral Home is in charge.
   Fort Myers News-Press, January 8, 2001 - William R. Andre, 69, of Ft. Myers, died Jan. 2, 2001. Formerly of Illinois, he had resided here since 1978 and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He is survived by his parents: Samuel and Catherine Andree of Ft. Myers. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Jan. 8, 2001 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment in Lee Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
    Edie C. Andrews, age 90, of LaBelle, passed away January 12, 2013 in LaBelle. She was born Aug. 26, 1922 in Wilkes County, NC, to the late Jeter P. Crysel and the late Ella (Welch) Crysel. She was a former member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in LaBelle. Survivors include her children: Lynn A. Cook; Dean Andrews Jr. and Mitchell Andrews, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sisters: Lillian C. Church, Margie C. (James F.) Pendry, Phyllis C. (Richard F.) Byers and sister in law: Margie T. Crysel. She was preceded in death by her husbands: A. Dean Andrews, T. Edgar Hedges and Phillip Forester, sisters: Mary Nell C. Church and Carolyn C. Evans and brother: J.P. Crysel, Jr. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 10:00 am at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Rev. Warren Grant officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at theAkin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle. 
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 25, 2006 - Janie Clauis Andrews, age 93, of Fort Myers passed away Friday evening, June 23, 2006 at Hope Hospice South. She was born on April 6, 1913 in Nicholas, Georgia to Travis and Mattie Davis. Her family moved to Fort Myers in 1925, where she attended school. The family owned and operated Andrews Fruit Stand on South Cleveland Ave. She often told about Mr. Edison stopping for a glass of fresh orange juice. She was married to Coy Andrews in 1927. She was a devoted Christian and a member of McGregor Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Cherry (Rusty) Robson of Fort Myers, Carol (Sam) Becker of North Port, one son Charles (Gladys) Andrews of Durant, Florida; grandchildren are Eva Robson, LuAnn Andrews, Robin (Beverly) Andrews, Christopher (Dana) Andrews, Ricky (Beverly) Biehl and Randy (Vickie) Biehl, and six great-grandchildren, a sister, Corrine McGraw of Jacksonville and a number of other relatives. Visitation and memorial service will take place at Lee Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 28th. Visitation from 1-2 Pm with service at 2 PM. Burial follows.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 4, 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 Rapids, MN.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 16, 2012 - Robert S. Andrews, 71, of Fort Myers passed away April 13, 2012. He is a US Army veteran. Bob is survived by his wife, Jean Andrews; three children: Kelly (Lloyd) Pikula, Jodi (Peter) Morris and Jason (Mary Alice) Andrews; and three grandchildren: Spencer, Jenna and Briana. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park on Thursday, April 19 from 12 pm until the time of the funeral service at 1 pm. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Info (239) 334-4880.

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.

      Fort Myers News-Press, July 17, 2012 - Wilba Mae Andrews passed away on June 30, 2012. She was born in Sumner, FL on November 18, 1914 to Arthur and Electra Mershon Hoover. The family moved to Miami, Florida, later moved to Key Largo where they grew Key limes and had a packing house in Rock Harbour. A fire destroyed everything and they moved back to Miami. Wilba moved to Lake Placid, FL after the death of her husband, Glenn, and later moved to Marathon, FL to be near her daughter. She had many friends and was loved by all who met her. We enjoyed hearing the stories of her life and were fascinated by them. She is survived by her daughter Jean Robinson and husband Bill, sister Grace McCleskey, granddaughter Dawn Robinson Finney and husband Kevin, grandsons Glenn Fichter and wife Stacy, Grant Fichter and wife Amy, great-granddaughters Amber Finney and Ally Fichter, great-grandson Landon Beer. She is preceded in death by her daughter Glenda Fichter. A celebration of her life will be held in the open on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in Alva, Florida at 11:00 AM on July 21 followed by refreshments and fellowship. 

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, December 28, 2009 - Vivian H. (Searight) Andrix, 87, of Fort Myers, passed away Monday, December 7, 2009 at her residence. She was born January 5, 1922 in Carnegie, PA and moved to Fort Myers from Rochester, MI in 1978. While in Michigan, she volunteered for many years at Crittenden Hospital where she received awards for her service. Left to cherish her memory is her children: Gary W. Andrix and his wife, Jan of Oakland, MI and Dennis C. Andrix and his wife, Jackie of Harrison Township, MI; her sister, Doris E. Yankovich of Fort Myers; her brother, Alva H. Searight and his wife, Shirley of Fort Myers and three grandchildren: David, Jack and Grace. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. 

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, March 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 and Juanita. Bob has been a caring and loving husband to Deborah for the past 29 years. He attended Cal Aero Technical Institute where he graduated as an Aircraft Mechanic in June 1951 and was a pilot in the United States Air Force until 1954. Bob had the opportunity and good fortune to fly many exciting airplanes including a P-51 Mustang and in 1980 he broke the world speed record in the Cleveland Air Show Races for Formula One racing. Bob and his plane are featured in the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a speed enthusiast and his hobbies ranged from his Aerobatics/ Speed Racing team 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 Thomas, step-daughter Julia Simpson and her fiancé Paul Thomas, step-daughter Jennifer (Kirk) Reese, grandson Todd (Julie), his grandson Jon (Lizzie), Angela (Joseph) Amador, Amy Adamic, his grandchildren Kirsten Reese, Clara Ambrose, Kaitlin and Paige Reese, Nathaniel and Banner Reese and his great-grandchildren Jeremy and Damian Adamic. A visitation will be held between 12 - 2pm on Friday, March 16th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery with service with military honors and entombment to follow. Bob will be loved and missed dearly and will live forever in our hearts.
    Herald Tribune, Sarasota FL, October 29, 2008 - Maria Del-Carmen Aponte, 24, Punta Gorda, formerly of Jacksonville, died Oct. 26, 2008. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at James A. McKee Funeral Home, North Port. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at San Antonio Catholic Church, Port Charlotte. Interment will be in Indian Spring Cemetery, Punta Gorda. 
Survivors include a son, Ismael; a daughter, Anique; mother Maria Ortiz; father Ruben Wamba of Deep Creek; sisters Aileen Alcantara of Tennessee, Shamica Martinez and Lizbeth Ruiz, both of Paterson, N.J., and Yashira Smith of Madison, Wis.; grandparents Lydia Martinez and Giovanni Alvarado of Paterson, N.J.; and grandmother Zunilda Tinti of Deep Creek.
    Ellen Rae (Sielaff )Appel passed away July 25 in Fort Myers, Florida where she had resided since 2004. Ellen is survived by her son, Scott Appel (Indianapolis), her daughter, Kimberly Appel (Atlanta), and her brother, Ralph Sielaff (Roanoke, Indiana). Ellen was born in Oak Park, IL on March 21, 1940. As a young woman she was a national champion majorette and model, and funded her own undergraduate and graduate education by coaching aspiring majorettes. She graduated from Butler University in 1962 where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Ellen taught English at Decatur Central High School for 3 years, and then earned her Master of Science in Communications at Purdue University in 1967. Ellen continued to mentor and teach students at Lebanon High School in English and Public Speaking until starting her family with her former husband Kenneth Appel (Indianapolis) in 1971. Ellen's interest and support for higher education was also exemplified by her service as a member of the Butler University Board of Trustees for two terms. Ellen was a charismatic, funny, artistic and caring woman whose love for nature and the beach brought her to Southwest Florida in 2004 after years of vacationing on Sanibel Island. A memorial service will be held on the beach adjacent to Chapel by the Sea on Captiva Island, Florida on Sunday July 29 at 1:45 pm, and Ellen will be buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fort Myers, Florida. A second reception will be held to honor Ellen from 2:30-6:00 pm on Wednesday August 1st with the celebration of life service beginning at 3:00 pm. This memorial service and reception will be held at 6736 Dover Road in Indianapolis, Indiana 46220. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 8, 1953 Della Appleyard, who ran the stamp window at the Fort Myers Post Office for 30 years, died Friday at Lee Memorial Hospital. She was 83. Mrs. Appleyard, of the Royal Palm Towers, lived in Fort Myers for 80 years, moving here from Punta Gorda in 1897. She was an active member of the Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for 25 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. ****** January 9, 1978 - Funeral service for Della E. Appleyard, 83, of 2424 Edwards Drive, will be held today at 11 a.m. at Fort Myers Cemetery with the Revs. Chilton McPheeters, Wayne Johnson and R. Bruce Ryan officiating. Memorials may be made to the Sheriff's Boys Ranch. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 7, 1936 - George A. Arens, 59-year-old Chicago insurance official, died yesterday morning at the Morgan hotel where he has been ill for the past month. Mr. Arens was Illinois state agent for the North American Insurance company. He came to Fort Myers three months ago but became seriously ill and has been 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 Chicago. The body will be sent to Chicago today by L. W. Engelhardt and Sons.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 26, 2012 - Thomas M. Ares, 89, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. He was born April 30, 1923, in Camaguey, Cuba. He was an accomplished artist and was a retired state of Alaska employee. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margarita; and survived by his three children, Miguel, Lorena (Lawrence) and Jorge; two granddaughters, Lorena and Tatiana; and great-grandson, Austin. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, Sept. 28, at 11:30 a.m., at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. Interment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery in Cape Coral. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:30 7:30 p.m., at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 23, 1972 - Funeral service for Charlotte Arkin of 2623 S.E. 18th Ave., Cape Coral, will be held today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Metz Funeral Home of Cape Coral with Rabbi Simon Friedman officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery. Family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Temple Beth-el.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 28, 1972 - Jack Aaron Arkin of 2623 S.E. 18th Ave., Cape Coral, died Wednesday at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach. He came here five years ago from Caldwell, N.J. and was a retired jeweler. He was a member of the Temple Beth-El of Cape Coral and a Veteran of World War II. Surviving are his son, Harold Arkin of Cape Coral; one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Katz of Pompton Lakes, N.J.; a brother, Benjamin Arkin of E. Patterson, N. J.; two sisters, Miss Dorothy Arkin of Bronx, N.Y. and Mrs. Beatrice Levowich of Cape Coral; 4 grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Metz Funeral Home of Cape Coral with Rabbi Simon Friedeman officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Temple Beth-El
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 2, 2013 - Louis "Lou" Joseph Armani, 88, of St. James City, FL passed away on July 12, 2013. He was born on January 28, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY to Moderanno and Caterina Armani. Lou was a Veteran of  World War II  serving in the  U.S. Navy . In 1950 he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Pratt Institute and  completed  post-graduate work in Radar Systems Engineering at  Adelphi University . With the exception of his work on the Apollo Lunar Landing Program, he was engaged in Military Electronics until his retirement in 1987. He received several commendations for his contributions and was highly regarded by his peers. Lou was a member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Pine Island American Legion. Lou is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Helen Armani; son, Glenn (Jan) Armani; grandson, Paul Armani, of Denver, CO. He will be missed by all who knew him. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Monday, August 5, 2013 at Our Lady of the Miraculous MedalCatholic Church, 12175 Stringfellow Rd, Bokeelia. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to share in Lou's Life Story.
    Fort Myers News Press, Thursday, April 17, 1958 - Josephine Yent Armeda, Mrs. Josephine Armeda, a pioneer resident of Fort Myers who started housekeeping here when only seven families lived in the vicinity, died yesterday morning at Lee Memorial Hospital She was 85. She and Capt. Nicholas Armeda were married May 20, 1894, in Largo and came to Fort Myers to make their home. Capt. Nick who served during World War II as captain on a mine sweeper and transport ship at the age of 72, died April 18, 1955. The couple had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1954. Mrs. Armeda, the former Miss Josephine Yent, was born Nov. 29, 1872, in Fort Myers. She was educated in Lee County schools. She was a charter member of the PEO sisterhood and a member of the Fort Myers chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. J. C. Vinson, Mrs. W. L. DeBordenave, Mrs. A. H. Draughon Jr., and Mrs. Mona Fouts, all of Fort Myers, and Mrs. Sam Stalls of Wauchula; a son, N. L. Armeda of Fort Myers; a sister, Mrs. Emily Robinson of California; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services will be held today at 3 pm at the Leo Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. L. G. Boatwright officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Active pall bearers will be Godfrey Santini, Ralph Carter, Joe R. Johnston, Byron Stout, L. H. McKown, and Bradford Bylaska. Honorary bearers will be Nate Stout, Leonard Santini, Dave Ireland, Ken King, George Thompson, Banks Pearce, Capt. Eddie Johnson, Hilton Hart, and Virgil Robb.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Tuesday, October 16, 1990 - Nicholas L. (Buck) Armeda, 83, of Alva, Died Sunday. He was a lifetime resident of Lee County, retired from Florida Power and Light Co., and was a former member of Lee County Cattlemen's Association. Mr. Armeda is survived by one son, Nick Armeda and wife, Suzanne of Alva; a sister, Josephine Armeda deBordenave, Fort Myers; four grandchildren, Toni Armeda, Kris Armeda Cary, Roni Armeda and Latt Armeda and; a gareat-granddaughter, Callie Cary. Graveside funeral servcies will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Fort Myers Cemetery.Pallbearers will be B. S. Cline, B. H. Moore, Tom Mullins, R. A. Roberts, Glenn Cary and Latt Armeda. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests thata contributions be made to LARC or a favorite charity. The family will receive friends today 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 16, 1971 - Vincent J. Armeda, 73, of 1914 Edison Ave., Fort Myers, died Friday in Seminole. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He is survived by his niece, Mrs. Lucille Piersol of Fort Myers, and his nephew, Lawrence C. Santini of Key Largo. Rosary services will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Angela officiating. Visiting hours will be today and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 18, 1974 - Vula Armeda, 63, of Route 4, Fort Myers, a longtime resident of Lee County, died Monday morning at Lee Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Ruth Shoemaker and Edward Oliver. She was born Feb. 3, 1911 in Scottsboro, Ala. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers and the William Speer Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Birmingham, Ala. Survivors include her husband, N. L. "Buck" Armeda; a son, Nick of Fort Myers; a sister, Mrs. R. C. Allen of Birmingham, Ala.; a brother, John Shoemaker of Fort Myers and four grandchildren. Friends may call at tahe Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert C. Asmuth officiating. Pallbearers will be Pat Anderson, Jerry Daniels, Bernard Moore, John Shoemaker, James A. Franklin Jr. and Tom Mulling. Honorary pallbearers are R. C. Allen Jr., James E. Kinsey, A. H. Draughon Jr., Harvey Hobbs, W. L. DeBordenave and Kirby Thojmpson. Burial will be at a later date in the family plot at the Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 11, 1940 - H. Horace Armitage, 54-year-old professional golf player from England who had made his home at Fort Myers Beach for the past several years, died early yesterday morning at the Lee Memorial Hospital. During his stay here he had made many friends. He is survived by his wife and daughter, who are living in Blackpool, Eng. Mr. Armitage was born in Sheffield, Eng., but has made his home in the United States for the past 30 years. During the world war he returned to his native land to take up arms for the defense of his country. During the war he suffered severe injuries and has been partly crippled since. After the armistice was signed Mr. Armitaage returned to this country. During his younger days as a golfer he was one of the outstanding professionals in England. He played in all the big events and was well-known for his ability on the golf course. After coming to this country he continued in the golf business and has instructed some of the leading golfers of the United States. Funeral services for Mr. Armitage will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Arrangements are in charge of Spooner and Engelhardt. Members of the American Legion, of which he was a member, will conduct services at the graveside. Legionaires will act as pallbearers. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 27, 1936 - Death came only a few hours apart yesterday to Dr. Francis Kenny Armstrong and his wife, Mrs. Edna Miller Armstrong, both 68, after 44 years of married life together. Dr. Armstrong died yesterday morning from a stomach ailment and Mrs. Armstrong passed away last night as the result of a stroke she suffered two weeks ago. Mrs. Armstrong died without knowing of the death of her husband. A double funeral service will be held, probably Wednesday, for the widly known couple who made Fort Myers their home for 25 years. Arrangements are in charge of the Engelhardt Funeral Home and will be announced later. Dr. Armstrong died of the same ailment which brought him to Fort Myers in 1911 to recover his health. Death came to him at his Lee street sanitarium. Mrs. Armstrong succumbed at their home in Henley Circle. They are survived by their daughter, Miss Sylvia Armstrong. Dr. Armstrong leaves two sisters, Mrs. Gretta Shafer of Hamilton, Ontario, Can., and Mrs. Thomas Shaw of Irma, Alberta, Can., and a brother, William H. Armstrong of Bath, N. Y. Dr. Armstrong was one of the best known physicians and surgeons in Southwest Florida. Born at Mount Hope in Ontario, he was graduated in 1892 from the Toronto university of medicine and surgery. His first practice was at Eden, N. Y., a small town at that time. Later he moved to Buffalo, N. Y., and acquired fame and a large practice. In 1911, broken in health, he came to Florida to recuperate. Arriving in Fort Myers 'because it was the end of the railway line,', he made his home at the old Riverview hotel and began to improve immediately. The following summer he brought his wife and daughter to Fort Myers to make the city their permanent home. Fairly well fixed financially, Dr. Armstrong returned to the practice of his profession because he could not resist giving aid to the sick. Starting in those horse and buggy days when he made his calls on a rig hired at L. M. Stroup's downtown livery stable, Dr. Armstrong soon built up a large practice. Many of his services were performed without charge for destitute sufferers. In the early days before bridges spanned the Caloosahatchee, Dr. Armstrong often manned a pair of oars to row across the river when emergency cases demanded his services. He was physician for the Koreshan unity, and often made long trips to outlying communities on errands of mercy. In 1930 he was tried and convicted for manslaughter on charges that he performed an illegal operation on a young school teacher. Battling his way through a long drawn out circuit court trial, Dr. Armstrong carried his ease to the state supreme court where he earned a reversal of the lower court. Charges were not renewd against him. It was reported that Dr. Armstrong held extensive properties in south Florida. In later years, as his health again began to fail, his clientele dwindled mainly to old timers who refused to seek treatment of any other physician. Hosts of friends of the popular family called last night to offer their sympathies to Miss Sylvia Armstrong.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, February 4, 2009 - Joseph McGowan Armstrong, 81, of Cape Coral and Fort Wayne, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at his Cape Coral residence. A native of Kosciusko County, Ind., he was born Feb. 13, 1927, the son of William and Zella (McGowan) Armstrong. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Korea. He was an insurance appraiser and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind. He married Betty in Aug. 14, 1949. He was a member of the Sol D. Bayless Masonic Lodge 359 Fort Wayne and the South Fort Wayne Kiwanis. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Armstrong; brothers, Donald, Franklin and William "Gene" Armstrong; sister, Mary Ann Smith; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Louise Cherry, Norma Richter, Betty Bullick and Sue Walker. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 25, 2009 - Ruth F. Armstrong, 79, of Lehigh Acres died February 23, 2009. A member of the Christ United Methodist church, Order of the Eastern Star, Araba Temple of Fort Myers, she is survived by her son, Robert (Karen) Armstrong, 3 grandchildren Khiya, William, Dalana, and 2 great-grandchildren, Shyanne, Annalease. Funeral services will be held Friday February 27, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Farley Funeral Home,1100 Lee Blvd. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Interment at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Farley Funeral Home369-2181
   Fort Myers News-Press, September 23, 2012 - William D. Armstrong 70, of Bonita Springs died Thursday, September 20, 2012 at North Collier Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Providence, KY on April 16, 1942 a son of the late James L. and Lorene M. (Pritchett) Armstrong, Sr. William grew up in Elizabethton, TN where he graduated from Elizabethton High School, Class of 1950. He also attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN..William proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1961 thru 1965. He moved to Bonita Springs in 1971 from Johnson City, TN to join the family business. His late uncle, Bill Armstrong founded the Bonita Springs Insurance Agency in 1963. William took over the agency in the 70's and successfully served as President until his death. He was a member of the Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge #362 F. & A.M.; a member of the Shriners and the Florida Bowlers Association. He is survived by loving wife, Ruth A. Armstrong of Bonita Springs, FL; daughter, Angela Armstrong Berner of Bonita Springs, FL; two sons, Douglas J. (Teresa D.) Armstrong of Lehigh, FL and David W. (Lee Ann) Armstrong of Bonita Springs, FL; brother, Bennett F. (Rose Marie) Armstrong of Johnson City, TN and 3 adoring grandchildren, Dawson Berner, Shannon Berner and Naomi Ruth Kincheloe. Also surviving are 3 brothers-in-law; 4 sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews..He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James L. Armstrong, Jr. and two sisters, Martha Lou Tester and Zeolutus E. Armstrong..The family will receive friends Monday, September 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home 28300 So. Tamiami Tr. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Sarah C. Wells, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Bonita Springs Cemetery. .The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or online at www.shrinershospitals.org . Arrangements are being handled by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home.

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.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, October 3, 2011 - Carol Louise (Huff) Arndt, 71, of Cape Coral passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral. She was born Feb. 5, 1940, in Bradford, Pa., to Kenneth and Evelyn Crawford Huff. Carol moved to Cape Coral in 1998 from North Carolina. She enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband in their motorcoach. She enjoyed westerns and soap operas. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Robert Arndt of Cape Coral; sister, Joy A. Ames of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and nephew, Kenneth A. Ames of New Port Richey, Fla. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, from noon until the funeral service begins at 1 p.m. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to leave thoughts and memories for her family. The family suggests memorial donations in Carol's memory be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33909. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Saturday, March 26, 1983 - Buder Arnold, 90, of 1722 Hill Avenue, Fort Myers, died Friday. A native of Florida, born in Leesburgh, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral service will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Fort Myers Cemetery with Rev. William B. Petherick officiating. Arrangements by Phil Kiser Funeral Home, Inc., 1280 Cypress Lake Dr.Interment at Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 14, 1949 - Frank Wilson Arnold died at his home at Luray and Marion Streets yesterday after a long illness. He was 86. Born in Battle Creek, Mich., he moved to Fort Myers in 1921 with his family from Toronto, Canada. Arnold was an office manager and bookkeeper formerly associated with the John Hugh Kinsey Farms and recently with the H. F. Thor Farms. He was also active in the Presbyterian Church here where he has been superintendent and secretary of the Sunday school and was clerk of the session at the time of his death. Arnold is survived by a son, John Wilson Arnold; a daughter, Miss Augusta Arnold of Fort Myers; five grandchildren including Misses Jean and Mary Elizabeth and John and James Arnold of Fort Myers; two sisters, Mrs. Orley L. Miller of Amarillo, Tex., and Mrs. Katharyn Robson of Wamego, Kans. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Thomas C. Smart officiating. Activie pallbearers will be Russell Harden, Glen Gibson, Clifford Rankin, Gilbert Hamilton, Ernest Raymond and J. L. Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Hans Hansen, S. W. Richardson, J. H. Kinsey, J. Guy Smith, Sr., DeCorcy Polock and Jerry Russell. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of McQueen and Young Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 29, 1974 - Jay H. Arnold, long time resident of Fort Myers, died Sunday. He was born in Yorkton, Canada. Employed by the Atlantic Coastline freight department for 46 years. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Buder Gerald Arnold. Private funeral service will be held at Fort Myers Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment in Fort Myers Cemetery.
         Fort Myers News-Press, January 28, 2011 - Mr. John Logie Arnold, age 83, passed away at home on January 24, 2011. He was born on April 22, 1927 in Fort Myers, Florida.John was a lifelong resident of Lee County. He graduated from Fort Myers High School where he lettered in football. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, LaVerne Arnold of Fort Myers; Children, Sandi Arnold of Ft. Lauderdale and Kevin (Kathy) Arnold of Fort Myers, FL; grandson, Joseph Arnold; sisters, Liz (George) Watson of Maryville, TN and Jean Cauthen of Jacksonville, FL; brother, James (Ann) Arnold of Fort Myers; many nieces, nephews and extended family members.A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hope Hospice. Online condolences available at www.harvey-engelhardt-metz.com
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 16-18, 2012 - LaVerne Y. Arnold, 80 passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Hope Hospice. She was born June 19, 1931 in Fort Myers, FL. A lifelong resident of Lee County, she graduated from Fort Myers High School. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John. Survived by daughter Sandi Arnold of Fort Lauderdale, Son Kevin (Kathy) of Fort Myers, Grandson Joseph Arnold. Sister, Judy Sims of Punta Gorda, FL and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and many dear friends. A Graveside service will be Friday at 11:30 am at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.harvey-engelhardt.com
     FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - April 5, 1937 Mrs. Mary E. Arnold, 92 years old, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Lloyd of Bayshore. She leaves two sons, Goldie and Dempsey Arnold, and two daughters, Mrs. Lilly Weeks of Marco and Mrs. Lloyd of Bayshore. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the New Prospect Cemetery with the Rev. W. M. Singletary officiating. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.
   Cape Coral Daily Breeze, Deccember 31, 2009 - Wilbert Arnold, 87, of Cape Coral, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, following an extended illness. He was born March 14, 1922, in Kimball, W.Va., and moved to Cape Coral from North Carolina in 2000. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 24 years, Clara Velazquez Arnold; his step-son, Angel David of New York City, N.Y.; his daughter, Wendy Wilson Walker and grandson Christopher Wilson of Brecksville, Ohio; step-nephews, Victor (Jackie) Soto of Cape Coral, Pete (Jen) Soto of Cape Coral, Michael (Bobbi) Guarnieri of Ojai, Calif.; nephew, Barry Washington of Winston-Salem, N.C.; nieces, Pat Shingles of Las Vegas, Nev., Shirley (Jesse) Seward of Barberton, Ohio, Shirley Mitchell of Winston-Salem, N.C., Letty Washington of New York City, N.Y.; Bobbi Doby of Raeford, N.C.; grand-nieces, Alexandria, Gabriella, Madison, Jade; a sister-in-law, Rosie Velazquez; a very dear friend, Toni Montaez; and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard., Fort Myers. Burial followed in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

   Fort Myers News-Press, March 17, 2011 - Edna Jane "Janie" Howard Arnold-Harrell, 91, a life-long resident of Fort Myers passed away Sunday at Heartland Health Center in Fort Myers. Janie, the third of three children born to Gertrude and Ennis Howard with older brothers Henry and Marion, was born November 13, 1919 and spent her early childhood years with her family in Bay Shore. At 16 she met and subsequently married Sylvester Arnold, 19, and from their 40+ year union came four boys: Jimmie, Charles Edward ("Eddie"), Henry Vester and Michael Dempsey Arnold. Janie worked over twenty years as a Nurse's Aide at Lee Memorial Hospital on Cleveland Ave and was, for a time, a member of the square dancing club, the Criss-Cross Squares.With the passing of Sylvester in 1978, she later met and married Roy Harrell, a Hendry County Deputy Sherriff. As Roy was a widower, Janie then became mother to Roy's four adult and young-adult children; Joseph, Raymond, Margret and Mary. Janie and Roy were residents at the Presbyterian Apartments on Virginia Avenue. With 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 18th at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home chapel at 1600 Colonial Blvd. with viewing at 9:00 a.m. and service at 10:00 a.m., pastor Bill Roan of the New Testament officiating. A noon reception will follow at the home of Keith and Maureen Arnold, directions available at the chapel. In lieu to flowers, if desired, a donation may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation.
     Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 18 2005--James Vincent Arpa, age 49, of Ft. Myers passed away January 15, 2005 at Ft. Myers. James was born July 11, 1955, at New York, New York to the family of Salvatore Arpa and The Late Inge Marie Stein Arpa. He moved to Ft. Myers in 1998, from LaBelle. He was an owner-operator in the Trucking Industry. He is survived by his wife Sylvia Townsend Arpa of Ft. Myers, father Salvatore Arpa, New York, NY; brothers John Arpa, Thornewood, NY, Thomas Arpa, Washingtonville, NY, Michael Arpa, Washingtonville, NY; sister, Janet Marie Arpa, Lodi, NJ and brother-i-law Randy Townsend, LaBelle.. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Riverdale Chapel with Rev. Danny Williams and Rev. Kenny Cook officiating. Burial will follow at the Ft. Denaud Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 20, 2011 - Mr. Harold R. Arpasi, age 79, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011 in Sebring, Florida. He was born on September 25, 1931 in New London, Ohio.Harold, a Floridian for over 60 years, moved to Fort Myers in 1947, from New London, Ohio. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1949. He was a founding member of The North Fort Myers Red Knight Booster Club and a 32nd Degree Mason. Harold was employed by Lee County Electric Coop for 25 years and also was in business with his son for approximately 15 years at GTC Technology Group. He enjoyed North Fort Myers Sports, especially North High football. He will be loved and missed by many.Harold was preceded in death by his wonderful wife of 52 years, Gwendolyn E. Arpasi; his parents, George and Gazella Arpasi; and also by eight brothers and sisters. He is survived by his sons; George Russell Arpasi (Lisa) of North Carolina and Michael Arpasi of Sebring; his sister, Joanne Drake of Fort Myers; grandchildren, Justin Arpasi, Megan Arpasi, Megan Michael, Aaron Arpasi and Whitney Arpasi. Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers. A Funeral Service will follow at 2:30 PM. Entombment will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in loving memory of Harold R. Arpasi to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Online condolences available at www.harvey-engelhardt-metz.com

Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 2 2005--Doris Arthurs, 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 many 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
   Fort Myers News-Press, January 18, 1954 - Two Puerto Rican boys, brothers 13 and 14 years old, drowned at the mouth of a canal at Iona Shores development yesterday to become the first drowning victims of the new year in Lee County, Deputy Sheriff Bobby Rogers said last night. The boys, Jacobo and Enrique Arze, were the sons of Francisco Arze, a laborer at the farm of B. F. Foster near Iona. Enrique, the older of the two, arrived from Puerto Rico with his mother only Saturday. Neither of the boys knew how to swim, Rogers said. They were playing in the water about 3 p.m. yesterday when they apparently stepped in a hole and went down. The only witness was an unidentified boy about 11 years old who ran for help. Ralph W. Guide, Iona Shores developer, furnished the boat used in the search for the boys' bodies. Firemen Roswell King and Charles Williams recovered the bodies about 4:25 p.m., an hour and 25 minutes after the drownings. Assistant State Attorney E. M. Magaha officially labeled the fatalities death by accidental drowning. Rogers and Deputy Sheriff Inlo Swope investigated the case. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.--- Fort Myers News-Press, January 19, 1954 - Funeral services for Enrique and Jacobo Arze Cruz will be conducted this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Fort Myers Cemetery with Rev. W. E. Dance officiating. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 7, 2013 - Leslie Gail Ash, 56, of Lehigh Acres, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013. She was born August 5, 1956 in Fort Myers and has been a lifelong resident. Mrs. Ash leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 38 years, Wayne Ash, Sr.; her mother and step-father: Peggy and Ronald Kirkland of Fort Myers; her father, Leslie Monroe Thomas of Fort Myers; her children: Wayne Ash, Jr. (Vanessa), Peggy Ash, Brooke Ash and Jamie Wesley, all of Lehigh Acres; her grandchildren: Victoria, Wayne, Rachelle and Xzander; her sister, Bobbi Lynn Stage; her brother, Leslie Monroe Thomas, both of Fort Myers; her aunt, Janice Parent (Chuck) of Greenville, FL and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dewayne Peters in 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6 - 8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com

  Fort Myers 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, Ocotber 17, 2012 - Margaret Shepard "Shep" Atkinson passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the age of 93 at her home, her son and daughter-in-law and two granddaughters were at her bedside. Born on July 12, 1919 to the late Pearl LaMotte and James Curlee Shepard in Darlington, South Carolina she was the youngest of three children. She married Julian Haliczer in 1939. They had a daughter, Regina, a year later and moved to Florida, Julian's home. The couple had several businesses and in the early 1950's found their niche as wholesale florists buying flower directly from the many local farmers in the Naples/Fort Myers area. Their son, James Solomon, was born in 1952 four years before the passing of his father Julian. Shep ran the business successfully until she sold it after marrying her second love Kendall S. Atkinson Jr., a father of five. She worked with him in their construction business until his passing in 1988. Shep loved her brothers, the Rev. John J. Shepard and Louis R. Shepard, both of whom predeceased her. She enjoyed regaling her family with the stories of their childhood. Shep was fascinated by the Civil War having been introduced to its history by her great- grandmother with whom she lived as a little girl and who had been an eyewitness to the war. Shep leaves behind an impressive collection of Civil War text and histories. Shep was 60 plus year member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers to which she was devoted. She served the church in many ways both officially and informally. Shep spent her last decade at the Covenant Village of Florida where she was actively involved with the community, a community which came to her side when her daughter Regina "Gina" passed away from cancer in 2005. Shep is survived by her son James S. Haliczer, daughter-in-law, Paula, and her grandson James Jr. "Jay" of Ft. Lauderdale; her granddaughters Jill Ann Sabine and her husband, Brian, of West Palm Beach and Meg Elizabeth Eachus and her two children, Shep great-grandchildren, Jacob and Allison, of Boynton Beach, FL. She is also survived by Kendall's children, Rebecca Cooley of California, Katherine Kelly and her husband Michael of Cape Coral, FL and their three children, Brian, Eric, and Melissa and their spouses and children, Mary Jane Walker and her husband Michael of Lutz, FL, Leslie Pillon of Ft. Myers Beach, FL her children Erin, Elizabeth and Gregory and their children and Kendall S. Atkinson, III and his partner Michael Pineau of Ft. Myers, FL.  There will be a graveside service at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd Fort Myers, Fl 33907. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL, 33901.

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.

      Thelma Elizabeth (Sirmans) Auman, 91, died in Glen Burnie, Maryland, October 14, 2013. She was the granddaughter of John Hamilton and Mary Ellen Pettus Magill, Hendry County, Florida, pioneers. Thelma was born in Batson,Texas August 29, 1922, to Scranton “Doc” Sirmans and Sybil Mary Magill and was the niece of Mattie Thomas, Evan Magill, Willie Magill and Inez Magill.. She was the wife of Robert Luther Auman (deceased) and mother of Kathryn Auman (George) Epple, David Auman (Cynthia) and Joy Ellen Auman (deceased . Thelma graduated from LaBelle High School, Florida State Women’s College (FSU) with a degree in biology and got her teaching certificate from Towson Universty.Thelma is further survived by her sister Alma (Bob) Shepherd of Demopolis, Alabama, and  cousins, Dr.Wilbur Thomas, Vila Rica, Georgia, Michael L Thomas (Janet) of Orlando, Patricia Thomas Reeves and Jessica (Randy) Hines of Tampa, Terry Menges Hamilton Wollin (Indian Rocks Beach, FL). Thelma taught fifth grade at Glen Burnie ParkElementary and Van Bokkelen Elementary School near Ft. Meade, FL. Later in life, she volunteered at BWMC Auxiliary, and Anne Arundel County Free School, the oldest school in Anne Arundel County. Thelma was also a member of the Anne Arundel Retired School Personnel Association in which she was a member of their chorus and was a photographer for their newsletter. She enjoyed, travel, photography, computers, history, music and playing the piano. Internment at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge MD.

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 Royal 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, January 19, 2011 - Sherry Elaine Aversa (Epstein), 74, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011. She was born on January 19, 1936 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Charles and Dorothy Epstein. She has been a resident since moving here in 1975 from New Jersey. Sherry worked as a Nurse and is a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. She is survived by her loving family including her 3 children, Cheryl Aversa of Ft. Myers, Charles and Darlene Aversa of Cape Coral, Toni Aversa of Ft. Myers Beach; 9 grandchildren, Christopher Proia, Tiffany Proia, Joey Proia, Michael Aversa, Celina Clifford, Kevin Clifford, Melissa Clifford, Erin Aversa, Alica Clifford; 16 great grandchildren, Gianna, Dominic, Carina, Dez, Tyler, Dylan, Miranda, Josiah, Peyton, Cody, Violett, Kaylin, Logan, Destiny, Niko, Kaylee; her brother, Charles; 4 sisters, Margo, Carolee, Linda, Marqueta; nieces, nephews and cousins; and her loving pet, Baby. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony, in 2002 and great grandson, Cole. Visitation will be from 12 pm on Friday, January 21st at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral with the funeral service at 2 pm. Burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in Sherry's life story and to leave online thoughts and memories for her family.

  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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